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Houses Fall To The Wrecking Ball

Lyle News for Oct. 17

By the

Lyle Newscasters

Joy Collins, 365-5102

ojoy@gorge.net

Barbara Sexton, 365-5374

madison@gorge.net

Lyle has lost another landmark to the obvious plans of those whose agenda is to eradicate Lyle. This may sound harsh and unreal but look at the facts. This past week two houses that have been part of Lyle for as long as any living citizen can remember, fell to the wrecking ball! This property will probably become a parking lot. Trust for Public Land owns Lyle Point and it is no longer available to Lyle as an urban area. Folks, that's all four sides of Lyle that are now unavailable for growth. This little town has been referred to as eyesore that needs to be removed. We are now surrounded with nowhere to grow and the life's blood is being squeezed out of Lyle. Not much left to fight for, but if we don't continue the fight, soon (and sooner than you think) Lyle really won't exist!

Elsewhere in this paper is the list of the remaining candidates' nights being held throughout the county. Please plan to attend at least one, become informed and exercise your right to vote.

The Community Action Council is requesting information from the citizens of Lyle. To finalize the community disaster plan we need to know of people with special needs (wheel chairs, oxygen etc), residents who could help others with evacuation, and names of those who might have forms of communication like VHF, or short wave radios. Please contact Peyt Turner at 365-2333 with this information. The plan will be finalized with the county in November 2002.

Just a reminder:

The chip site is open for the summer.

Lyle's burn "ban" is in effect.

The LCAC Chili Cook-off will be held on Oct. 19 at 1 p.m. Good chili, good company and good fun. Hope to see a big crowd.

LCAC is hosting a Candidates' Night on Oct. 22 at 6:30 p.m.

October's Community Action Council meeting is Monday Oct. 28. PUD will be the guest speaker

Remember it is your right, your privilege and your duty to VOTE!

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

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

Lyle Pioneer History continued, as recounted by Jesse A Jewell: "When this section became settled, and riverboats were plying the waters of the mighty Columbia, this settlement was known as Klickitat Landing. It remained so until after James O. Lyle became the first appointed postmaster."

"Jim had quite an interesting life. At the age of 22 he headed west for California. Traveling light and fast, his party made it in 5 1/2 months; he mined there for several years."

A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.

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