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Council sponsors Chili Cookoff

Lyle News for Sept. 5

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Lyle Newscasters

Joy Collins, 365-5102

Barbara Sexton, 365-5374

Lyle Community Action Council is sponsering a Chili Cookoff on Oct. 19 between all the fire departments in the county. The public is invited to come and support your community's fire department entry. Prizes will be given in several catagories -- the Hottest, the Mildest, etc. The event will be held at the Lyle Park Place. This is a fundraiser for the individual fire departments. We are hoping to have entertainment and other things are in the works. We will continue to keep you aware of the plans.

It's that time of year again: Put on your thinking caps, conjure up your ideas, and come to the October Council meeting. Give us a "heads up" on what you feel are our community's needs when making application's for the 2003 Ecomonic Developement Grants. The EDA Board wants a rough draft in November. Remember, the grant proposals must be submitted through the community council, with a sponsoring entity such as the fire department, Lions Club, or school.

Just a Reminder:

Candidates Nights: Lyle Community Action Council will be hosting candidates' nights Thursday, Sept. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the Lyle Lions Community Center and Oct. 24 at 6:30 p.m.

The chip site is open for the summer. The chip site is located in the southeast corner of Lyle on the river side of the railroad tracks. You can access the site by taking the tunnel underneath the railroad tracks. Turn right past the sewer plant. Please read the signs giving instructions for what can and cannot be left.

Lyle's Burn "ban" is in effect.

September's Community Action Council meeting is Monday, Sept. 26.

Music at the Merc on Sept. 21.

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

Lyle Pioneer History, recounted for readers by Jesse A Jewell -- "The pioneers of yester-years were hardy souls who braved the hazards, disease, weather, terrain, and Indian threats at time, to hew out a home or enterprise from this vast wilderness. Practically all the way west from the high slopes of the Rockies, this area was wild and untamed. Possibly some of our pioneers were wild and untamed, too- in a way they had to be in order to survive on a frontier that was harsh and unfriendly at best."

"One of the stories told hereabouts is of a teacher in a school house up on the prairie above Lyle. When she saw an old Indian riding around the building flourishing a tomahawk she called all the children out of sight and then she sat down on the steps. The fierce old Indian rode up and raised his tomahawk like he was going to split her scalp wide open, but she just sat there watching him and never flinched. When he found he couldn't scare her, he turned and rode away- to the relief of young and old alike."

I'm not tense, just terribly, terribly alert.


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