Les Haarstad, a man of many hats; (pastor, firefighter, fire commissioner, plumber, former first responder…and those are just the ones I’ve been told) has decided it’s time to step down from his position of fire commissioner. He stated, “I figure after 18 years it’s time to let someone else take a turn.” If you ever desired to get involved or toying with the idea of giving something back to your community; and you live in Lyle’s Fire District, this might be the right opportunity for you. The deadline for declaring as a candidate has passed, so a new commissioner will need to be appointed by the current fire commissioners to fill the spot Les will vacate when his term expires in January of 2014. If you think this might be a good fit for you, or want to know more about what a fire commissioner does, please call Les at 541- 993-1126.
The Annual Lyle Bazaar will be here before long. It is scheduled for Nov. 8 and 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. If you desire to have a table please contact Laurece Bonham at 365-2011. This has been a great event that really packs the vendors into the Activity Center at the corner of 3rd and Klickitat St. Items from pies to potholders, jams to jewelry and cards to comforters all homemade by our local talented artists. Do your Christmas shopping early and support the vendors with a few dollars to help them with theirs.
Lyle Senior Meals at the Lions Club will feature live music by The Simcoe Boys. Its members — Jack, Gregg and Roger — have graciously offered to entertain the folks on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. The Goldendale band plays both traditional and country music and has a wonderful array of musical tunes that are easy on the ears and fun to dance to. The Lions encourage everyone to enjoy the senior meals with a delicious lunch and great music!
WWII POW survivor and author David Childs will discuss his experiences as a farm boy from Arlington, Ore., to becoming a 9th Air Force Thunderbolt fighter pilot shot down over Nazi Germany. The Discovery Center will host “An Evening With David Childs,” Friday, Oct. 18. For more information, phone 541-296-8600.