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The scammers are back

Lyle News for Feb. 2

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Lyle Newscasters

Mildred Lykens, 365-0060

Readers take heed...those dreaded scammers are out and about. One of our local residents got a phone call that she had just won the Publisher's Clearinghouse Sweepstakes and they were presently staying at the Lyle Hotel. They wished to deliver her new Mercedes and check, but needed $300 before they could do so. (This was not made clear to the caller). Luckily the lady's son was present and took charge. When he told them he was going to make a verification phone call they hung up. But the point is...None of these sweepstake contests will ever ask for money, credit card numbers or bank information. These people prey a lot on the elderly so please make those verification calls.

It looks as though the hard copies of our local quarterly "To the Point" Newsletter will be a thing of the past. Our county Economic Development Department's budget is no longer financially able to support it. There is a somewhat new "news media" that has been established by a member of the OLESS organization. Marcia Buser has created what she calls "What's Happening in Lyle." It is by email only and if you wish to be a recipient of this weekly forum or if you have an event you would like to have publicized, please contact Marcia at and include your email address. The newsletter will also be posted on the Lyle Blog.

Friday's Game Night wants to give credit to its major contributor...the Skamania Klickitat Community Network who approved its grant funding proposal. The board of the Network thought it was a wonderful way for families to spend "up" time together, and to Vern Harpole who was instrumental in bringing the request to their attention. The mission of the Network is to build strong healthy communities, believes these kinds of opportunities are the building blocks of a healthy community and anything that can get families out together is a step in the right direction! Funds from this organization go toward supplies and food enjoyed at each event.

The River Peoples Study Circle is set for Saturday, Feb. 3 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Lyle Activity Center. Guest speaker, Brent Florendo is an athlete, fancy dancer, singer, actor and aspiring playwright. He discusses in detail the importance of leaving the reservation to develop expertise, respect, and confidence.


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