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Upcoming Meetings Get Notice

Lyle News for October 18

By the

Lyle Newscasters

Joy Collins, 365-5102

ojoy@gorge.net

Barbara Sexton, 365-5374

madison@gorge.net

This month's birthday luncheon for Shirley, Kathleen and Judy was held at the Elkhorn Bar and Grill in White Salmon on Oct. 10. Thirty-one Lyle and White Salmon ladies shared food, laughs and good conversation ignoring the rain and bad weather.

Lyle Community Action Council meets Monday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. It will be reviewing the Economic Development grant proposals. The council needs input from the community, so please plan to attend. The November meeting will host the election for the three positions up for re-election. They are Darla Brashers, Position #1; Glenda Lovejoy, Position #2; and Sandy Doolin, Position #7.

Gorge Reality is holding a public meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. to help keep the general public abreast of the projects it has and is working on, such as Mission statement, bylaws, mailings, and research.

Both of the above meetings will be held at the Lyle Lions Community Center in downtown Lyle. Please come.

Lyle History, con't.:

If a white flag appeared anywhere along the shore, the lead boat was required to stop for passengers or cargo, which added to the excitement of the race and the uncertainty of the finish.

On June 20, 1917, her last year on the river, the Bailey Gatzert was caught above the Cascades when high water swamped the lifting mechanism in the Locks. The captain decided to shoot the rapids. So, with 100 passengers hanging on for dear life, she careened through the Cascade Rapids with her whistle screaming. After the danger passed, the passenger's fear turned into cheers of triumph.

The queen of the Columbia River had become a legend.

"Friends are very rare jewels, indeed. They make you smile and encourage you to succeed. They lend an ear, they share words of praise and they always want to open their hearts to us." Andy Rooney

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