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Lyle News for Dec. 11

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Lyle Newscasters

Mildred Lykens, 365-0060

Barbara Sexton, 365-5374

Shorty Holland celebrated his 89th birthday with family and friends at lunch in Mosier on Saturday. Shorty makes his home at a local foster home in Lyle. It was a fun outing and enjoyed by all.

We would like to encourage everyone to be sure and get your flu shots. Looks like we are in for a bad year for the flu bug.

Special date: December Lyle Community Council Meeting -- Due to the holidays and the Christmas Lighting contest this month's council meeting will be held Tuesday, Dec. 16, 7 p.m. at the Lyle Lions Community Center. Grant applications must be presented at this meeting in order to be sent to the EDA Board by the Dec. 22 deadline.

Christmas Light Contest -- It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around the streets of Lyle. The community is showing off its holiday spirit. Lights and decorations greet residents and travelers spreading good cheer. Be sure to get your entry form for Lyle Community Council's Christmas Lighting contest and give to a council member or mail to PO Box 952, Lyle. The judging will be done on Dec. 22. The council is looking forward to judging many entries and has lined up some nice prizes for the winners.

Several local residents had craft booths at the Mosier Craft Fair this past weekend. What a fun experience to attend or take part in this annual event.

The Lyle School Winter Band Concert will be held Thursday evening, Dec. 11. Dallesport Elementary will host its Winter Program on Monday evening, Dec. 15. Call the schools for the times of each performance.

Community churches are Lyle United Methodist, 403 W Klickitat St., and Lyle Celebration Center, 715 Washington St.

Lyle history from Shirley Tanner: "1953 -- Lyle Fire department was 3 months old. The Chief was Ray Hess. Members were Ottis Shields, Bill McLeod, Lee Roth, Syd Johnson, Bud Nelson, Byrd Clark, Laurence Quinton and Ken Hewitt. The truck was a 3/4 ton International. Lyle residents contributed $1,800 toward the purchase of the fire truck."

Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.


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