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Chili cook-off was a lot of fun

Lyle News for Oct. 24

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Lyle Newscasters

Joy Collins, 365-5102

Barbara Sexton, 365-5374

If you missed the Chili Cook-Off last Saturday at Lyle Park Place, you missed a fun time. Three fire departments, Lyle, High Prairie, and Appleton, vied for exciting prizes. Lyle received the prize for the most "Gourmet Chili", High Prairie for the "Hottest" and Appleton for the most "Traditional." Appleton also took the prize for the "Most Decorative Booth." The challenge is out for next year's competition. Spend the winter perfecting your chili recipe to present at Lyle Community Action Council's Second Annual Chili Cook-Off.

Council chairman Barbara Sexton presented Martin Huffman, president of the Lyle Lions Club, with a Certificate of Appreciation. The Lions Club donated one of the two park benches, now in place at the park. Greg Colt Land Office donated the other and it is our understanding that at least one more bench is on its way.

The Community Action Council is requesting information from the citizens of Lyle. Please contact Peyt Turner at 365-2333 with information needed to complete the communities Disaster Plan. We would like to know of people with special needs (wheel chairs, oxygen, etc.); also residents who would help others with evacuations and names of those who might have forms of communication like VHF, or short wave radios. The plan will be finalized with the county in November 2002.

Just a Reminder:

The chip site is open.

Lyle's burn ban is in effect.

LCAC October meeting is Monday, Oct. 28, with the PUD as guest speaker.

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 History: As published in the Enterprise, July 1967.

Lyle Pioneer History, continued, as recounted by Jesse A. Jewell: "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. Money made at mining: There must have been some money made in mining, for Jim was able to buy a boat ticket on "The Golden Age," bound for back home in Iowa. Mr. Lyle made it back home all in one piece -- but the boat didn't. Seems as though an island didn't turn out and let them go by, or the boat got crossed up in the cross winds, ran aground and sank somewhere down by Panama. Another boat passing by, and seeing their plight, picked them up, and just in time, too, as they could think of many preferable things, namely, more pleasant surroundings and sitting down to a square meal. It wasn't clear sailing, but he did make it back to Iowa."

"Even if you're on the right track you'll get run over if you just sit there." Will Rogers


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