Lyle Fire Chief Scott Brew-er’s Fire Report: Lyle fire departments want to welcome the community to an Open House to celebrate National Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 6 to 12. The Open House is an opportunity to visit our local fire department, meet the volunteers who help protect our communities, and learn more about preventing fires and other types of emergencies. This is also a great opportunity to familiarize young children with the protective clothing, equipment and masks we wear, which can sometimes be scary in an emergency. They’ll also get a chance to sit in a fire truck! Please stop by the fire stations on Thursday, Oct. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. He also reported that the County Burn Ban was lifted at midnight of Sept. 30.
A new organization is being launched in the prevention of substance abuse in our local area. It has had its preliminary meeting and is seeking volunteers that share their desire in reducing the impact that drugs and alcohol has on our youth. For more information contact county coordinator Barb Klinger of the county Health Department at 493-1558. Vern Harpole is on this committee and has hopes that each resident will comply with his plea; “The towns of Lyle and Klickitat have been selected to receive significant money for the next five years to help decrease youth alcohol and drug use. This money comes with the expectation the community will become involv-ed...and the initial work is to complete a simple survey. Please, please, go to the Web site www.surveymonkey.com /s/L3Q3BZ2 and fill out the anonymous survey. We need 250 completed by the end of October. Tell your friends, too. Forms can also be dropped at the high school.
At the Columbia Grange meeting on Tuesday it was decided to move the meeting dates and time to allow members with night driving difficulties to attend. It will now be held on the second Saturday at 11 a.m. with a potluck following to bring us all together like in the “olden days”.