Mildred Lykens, 365-0060
School Levy time is fast approaching (Feb 12) and the Lyle Community Council has superintendent Glenys Hill on its Jan. 28 agenda. She wants to address any issues the public may have in order for everyone to fully understand the seriousness of the levy passing this time. It's time to get behind the teachers and students of our schools and show them our support, whether you have a child in school or not, this is your district and when the students suffer because of lack of support the whole community suffers.
This month's board meeting will be held on Jan. 24, as previously announced. There is a public hearing for redistricting at 6:30, and the meeting will start at 7 p.m.
A committee was formed to address the issues that caused the past levy failures and recommendations have been arbitrated and accepted or rejected by that committee in a democratic method. Be aware that supporters of the levy will be out "door belling" the weekend of Jan. 26 with information flyers. The Community Council is giving you a great opportunity to get your questions answered.
Clark College will be having two community forums to find out the need for higher education courses in Skamania and Klickitat counties. There is one scheduled in Carson for Feb. 19 and the second forum will be in White Salmon at the Columbia High school library at 7 p.m. on Feb. 26. They would like to pack the house for these with high school students, adults and business representatives. For information call: Ray Waymire, 509-427-5110.
A couple of weeks ago I shared with you a good deed granted me by an anonymous "good Samaritan" that shoveled the snow from my walk while I was sleeping. Well, events have balanced out by a couple of young people that ran out of gas in front of my home and I volunteered my five gallon gas can nearly full of gas. They promised to return it but it has been weeks now and I've not seen them since. I guess I should have not been so naive but I was thinking, "one good turn deserves another" and put my trust in the wrong people.
On a more positive note, Sara Sanderson has volunteered to take over the "What's Happening in Lyle" email newsletter. I hope to have more information on that next week.
Also, the OLESS monthly meetings have been changed to the first Monday of each month starting Feb. 4.