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Presentation of plan on hold

Lyle News for Nov. 7

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Lyle Newscasters

Joy Collins, 365-5102

Barbara Sexton, 365-5374

The Lyle Community Action Council is reluctantly setting the presentation of the disaster plan to the community for a later date. The telephone tree, which has an integral function in the plan, has been extremely difficult to get set in place. We are asking the community to be patient, and helpful in this overwhelming endeavor. It would be of great help if the citizens of Lyle would call and leave your names and addresses. This would reduce the door-to-door canvassing that will be done the second week in November. We are still requesting calls from those with special needs. Contacts are Pam Essley at 365-4673 or email and Peyt Turner at 365-2333 or Anyone willing to help with the door-to-door canvassing would be appreciated.

The local Sundowners met at Le Page Park on the John Day River for a fun weekend in October. Sunday they trekked to Rufus and met the rest of the group for Sunday dinner. The winter schedule will be dinner at Rufus on the second Sunday of each month. Welcome to new members, Jim and Tina Anderson from White Salmon.

Lyle Crime Stats for October are as follows: traffic complaints, 2; trespass, 4; assault, 2; DUI, 1; run-away, 1; citizen assist, 1; agency assist (fire), 1; domestic disputes, 2; suspicious circumstances, 4; mail complaint, 1; 911 hang-ups, 3; abandoned vehicles, 2; game violation, 1; juvenile complaint, 1.

Just a reminder:

LCAC election of three board positions will be held at the Nov. 25 meeting. Barbara Sexton and Joy Collins are up for re-election and the vacant position has two candidates, Mildred Lykens and Pam Essley.

Lyle web site:

Lyle's burn "ban" is in effect.

Lyle History: As published in the Enterprise, July 6, 1967

Lyle Pioneer History continued, as recounted by Jesse A Jewell: "In 1857, Jim married Martha Snipes and in 1863 they crossed the plains. This time he got close enough to see Klickitat Landing across the river. They lived on a rented place at Rowena for two years before he bought a farm (of Egbert French) across the river. Mr. French had married an Indian girl the whites had raised. It wasn't uncommon in the early days when there were few white women, to see a man take an Indian maiden for a wife; another thing, it was much simpler to get his fish smoked and dried. Besides, that practically made him one of the tribe, and there wasn't so much danger of getting an arrow in his gizzard.

It isn't difficult to make a mountain out of a molehill...just add a little dirt.


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