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Candidates Present Platforms

Lyle News for Sept. 12

By the

Lyle Newscasters

Joy Collins, 365-5102

ojoy@gorge.net

Barbara Sexton, 365-5374

madison@gorge.net

An upstanding, outstanding, and standing-room only crowd gathered at the Lyle Lions Community Center last Thursday night. The agenda was to hear candidates for federal, state and local offices present their platforms. Intelligent questions were asked and answered. The crowd showed respect for the speakers and came prepared both to listen and learn and become educated voters for the Primary Election on Sept. 17. Nineteen contenders spoke to a crowd of almost 100.

Several ran unopposed and chose to describe the changes they had been able to accomplish in their last term. In the positions that had incumbents and contenders, the audience was educated, provoked and entertained by some very interesting dialog. The event ran long, but was so intense that most of the audience remained for the entire slate. Remember it is your right, your privilege and your duty to VOTE!

Crime stats for August: suspicious circumstances, 3; abandoned vehicle, 2; motor vehicle accident (non injury), 2; disorderly conduct, 5; citizens assist, 3; theft, 2; 911 hang-ups, 3; animal complaints, 5; driving while suspended, 1; suspicious person, 2; hulk inspections, 1; fraud complaint, 1; and domestic disputes, 3; for a grand total of 33.

Lyle Park Place -- You may have noticed that the ground cover has been delivered for under the playground equipment. Watch for the two new benches that will soon be installed, thanks to the Lyle Lions Club and Greg Colt Realty.

Just a reminder:

The chip site is open for the summer. The chip site is located in the southeast corner of Lyle on the riverside 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 sign giving instructions for what can and cannot be left.

Lyle's burn "ban" is in effect.

Music at the Merc. -- Saturday, Sept. 12, 2002

September's Community Action Council meeting is Monday Sept. 23.

Lyle History: As published in The Enterprise, July 6, 1967.

Lyle Pioneer History continued, as recounted by Jesse A. Jewell -- The kids asked, "How could you sit and face him like that?" To which she replied, "If I hadn't he would have scalped all of us without a doubt." This shows how rough it was at times, tho history proves there was far less hair-raising than our TV and movies picture.

For every action, there is an equal and opposite...government program.

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