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Lyle News For Nov. 21

Community action council election slated for Nov. 25

Lyle Community News:

Submit your news to:

Joy Collins: 365-5102 - ojoy@gorge.net

Barbara Sexton: 365-5374 - madison@gorge.net

The Birthday Luncheon was held at the Hong Kong Café last week with about 25 Lyle Ladies in attendance. Nada, Pauline, Joyce S, Darla and Shirley T. celebrated November and December birthdays. Because of the holidays there will be no December Luncheon.

The community was saddened by the death of Peggy Pinell on November 12th. We extend our condolences to her family.

Hope you have your tickets to "Love, Sex and the IRS" being presented by The Pretenders of Lyle this Friday and Saturday at the Columbia Grange Hall. We don't think you will be disappointed when you attend this dinner theater production.

Just a reminder:

Lyle's burn "ban" has been lifted.

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

The Christmas Light Contest judging, and the Christmas Caroling will be December 16th. Get Prepared!

Pioneer Days are Back: Memorial Day Week-end, 2003

Lyle web site: http://community.gorge.net/lyle/

There are two Churches in Lyle that welcomes visitors, The Lyle United Methodist Church and The Lyle Full Gospel Church.

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

Lyle Pioneer History continued, as recounted by Jesse A Jewell.

He operated the world's greatest bovine highway - 225 miles long and 40 miles wide - ranging on the east slopes of the Cascades. There were thousands of acres of natural bunch grass all over this district. Unfortunately, a terrific winter covered all this area with a thick coating of ice and snow, killing thousand of cattle but worse still, the bunch grass that grew waist deep all over wouldn't hide a jack rabbit after that winter of 1880.

There is no record that Jim ever worked for his brother-in-law but it must have taken a lot of cowboys to work all those cattle. There is an interesting story about one young cowpoke that worked for Snipes. A terrific storm came up, and him 15 miles from home; he began to cast an eye out for a place to get out of the storm for the night. In the dusk a settler's one-room cabin showed up. You wouldn't find this in Boston, but he turned in, and was offered the hospitality granted all in those days.

When bedtime approached he was offered a bed, but there was only one bed! The three children were put to bed first and when they fell asleep they were put on quilts down on the floor behind the stove. This one and only bed was offered to him then and being tired, he didn't refuse.

Don't be so busy adding up your troubles that you forget to count your blessings.

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