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Council Tie Requires Runoff Vote

Lyle News for Dec. 5

By the

Lyle Newscasters

Joy Collins, 365-5102

ojoy@gorge.net

Barbara Sexton, 365-5374

madison@gorge.net

Lyle Community Action Council held elections for three council positions at its last meeting Monday, Nov. 25. Barbara Sexton and Joy Collins were re-elected. There was a tie for the open position between Mildred Lykens and Pam Essley. There will be a runoff vote at the Jan. 27, 2003 regular council meeting. There was also an overwhelming vote to keep trying for a community slogan. Put on your thinking caps and come up with new ideas that describe this unique town of Lyle.

The Full Gospel Church of Lyle will hold its children's Christmas program Sunday, Dec. 15, at 10:30 a.m. All are invited to come and share in celebrating Christ's birth.

Just a Reminder:

The Christmas Light contest judging and Christmas Caroling, will be Dec. 16. We extend an invitation to all that would like to join the Council in caroling.

There will be no regular meeting of the Lyle Community Action Council in December. January 27, 2003, will be the next regular meeting.

Pioneer Days are back: Memorial Day weekend, 2003.

Lyle Web Site: http://community.gorge.net/lyle/

There are two churches that welcome visitors, the Lyle United Methodist Church and the Lyle Full Gospel Church.

Lyle History: As published in the Enterprise, July 1967.

Lyle Pioneer History, continued, as recounted by Jesse A. Jewell. "Paddle wheel transportation -- The grand old paddle-wheelers served this area well, plying the Columbia, carrying all manner of necessities the length of this great thoroughfare, making it possible to easily settle up this virgin, untamed region of scenic beauty and pleasant climate."

"Right at first, rapids and falls sectioned off the river. Anyone taking the boat to Vancouver had to ride his cayuse on board the stern-wheeler to Cascade Locks, ride down below the rapids, and get on another boat for the rest of the distance. It was the same if one was going beyond The Dalles; he had to portage around Celilo Falls to catch another boat on up the river."

"Many took this means of travel because it was the only avenue before roads took the place of trails. The settlers who had to shop for supplies took to the river; somewhere along its shores he found them."

If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle. If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

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