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Lyle's Country Cafe Changes Ownership

Lyle news for Oct. 11

By the Lyle Newscasters

Joy Collins, 365-5102

ojoy@gorge.net

and Barbara Sexton, 365-5374

madison@gorge.net

Rummage sale successful:

The Lyle United Methodist Church ladies held their annual (but last) rummage sale this past weekend. Thanks to all who contributed, worked and purchased treasures. Enough was sold to meet their missionary commitments. The items left over will be donated to a church in White Salmon that is able to distribute them where needed worldwide.

The Country Cafe in Lyle will open Friday, Oct. 12, under new management. Marcia (Hamm) Goodwin and her husband, Don, are moving to Lyle and are eager to meet and begin serving the cafe's patrons.

Marcia grew up in Lyle and is the daughter of Marshall and Lillian Hamm. She has many years of restaurant experience that she will apply to this new venture. Welcome home guys.

Has anyone noticed that there is once again Greyhound Bus service in Lyle? The stop is at the parking lot of the Lyle Merc. The route is Portland to Yakima and return. You'll need to check with the bus line for times and costs.

Hope you have marked your calendar for the 13th and plan to attend the High Prairie Hoedown and Hay Ride. This event is from 2 to 9 p.m. at the High Prairie Fire Hall. Proceeds will go to support Neighborhood Association projects.

Lyle Community Action Council will hold its regular meeting on Oct. 22, not the 29th as we mentioned last week. Grant proposals

need to be presented at this meeting. The Nov. 26 meeting will be election night with three council positions up for reelection: Darla Brashers, position #1, Glenda Lovejoy, position #2 and Sandy Doolin, position #7.

We need community attendance and input at all of our meetings and would appreciate your attendance.

Crime Stats for September:

theft complaint 3; weapons complaint 2; disorderly conduct 4; malicious mischief 1; burglary 1; hulk inspections 1; 911 hang-ups 5; agency assists 3; found/lost property 2; suspicious circumstances 5; prowler complaint 1; motor vehicle accident/non-injury 3; violation of court order 3; and trespass complaint 1. Let's hope October slows a little. Actually they were busy all over the county in September.

Gorge Reality will hold a public meeting at the Lyle Lions Commu├┐nity Center at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23. The public is invited and encouraged to attend and hear what the board has been involved with since its last public meeting in April.

Lyle History Continued:

It seemed that for all the sternwheelers on the river every day was a race. Leaving Portland at 8 a.m., the long, lean and gleaming white riverboats would compete for the enjoyment of the crew and passengers to see who could reach The Dalles first. Up the river they churned, their tall stacks billowing smoke and the paddlewheels churning. The one reaching Cascade Locks first had a decided advantage because it took 45 minutes to go through the locks.

Final thoughts:

"I've learned that it's those small daily happen├┐ings that make life so spectacular." -- Andy Rooney

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