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Community Garden Improving With Weather

High Prairie News for July 5

By Audrey Bentz

365-3600

amsong@gorge.net

The "Garden of Weedin" (community plot) is smiling with the improved weather. This year there are about 30 raised beds along with the traditional "in the ground" plants and the participants are enjoying many fresh vegetables!

At the High Prairie Community Council meeting this past week, Fred Neth gave a report on the progress in getting an additional fire station for the High Prairie area. There are about three dozen homes (and more coming) where the present fire station location does not officially protect since they are outside the five mile boundary limit. Residents of that area are presently submitting grants for financial assistance, and a "levy lift" is being considered which would provide sustained fire hall maintenance. The land has already been donated, water connection is promised by a neighboring home, and additional volunteer fire fighters are being sought for training, so as to help attract outside funding. Some funds have already been set aside by the community, with more likely to come from the Firehouse Sale.

There was a round of applause for Sharon Aleckson for all her many hours of labor in running the very successful "Firehouse Sale" and "13 mile sale."

Barbara Sexton reported on the need to redraw Lyle School district boundaries, with the possibility of going to three districts, allowing for a possible representative then from High Prairie. Many in attendance gave their signature to the petition.

Some of us High Prairians will sleep "under the stars" these nice warm nights. Since we have less light pollution here, we can identify night sky activity from Jim White's "What's in the Sky" from his July Enterprise article!

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