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Lyle News for Jan. 9

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Lyle Newscasters

Joy Collins, 365-5102

Barbara Sexton, 365-5374

Happy New Year and we are glad to be back doing this article.

Both of us had wonderful holidays that we shared with church, family, and friends. We made short trips to visit those out of town, lots of good food, company and sharing, of joys and blessings. Hopefully the candies will all soon be gone and we can get back on track!

We thought we would start the New Year by including a once a month synopsis of the business conducted at the community council meeting.

The December meeting was held on the 30th. We heard the fire department's request for EDA Grant monies to purchase new pagers and funds to work toward the completion of the new fire hall and meeting room. The council voted to approve the submission of the grant application to the EDA Board. A decision was made to purchase a 3' x 15' banner to be used during Lyle Spring Cleanup. Due to the resignation of Jim Rutledge on the council, Mildred and Pam (who tied in the November election for position #7) were appointed. Pam to position #6 and Mildred was appointed to position #7. At executive session following the general meeting the council elected officers for the coming year. Officers are: president, Barbara Sexton; vice president, Joy Collins; and secretary/treasurer, Glenda Lovejoy.

Let's all make a New Year's resolution to help support the local businesses. As we started to list them we found there are many more than we thought. Also there are many local contractors based in our community. With the support of the local citizens perhaps each one of the businesses and contractors can have their best year yet and continue to support the community with their services. When you need professional help shop at home first.

We would like to thank Sprint for the good, clean, and fast job they did when installing the fiber optic cable thru Lyle. On that note, if you are interested in learning about this operation, Sprint will have a guest speaker at the Jan. 27 council meeting to explain to the community what benefits we can expect.

Just a reminder:

Pioneer Days are Back: Memorial Day Weekend, 2003

Lyle Community Action Council meets the 4th Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Lyle Lions Community Center. Please post the meetings on your calendar and come share in the future decisions that affect your community.

Lyle web site:

There are two churches in Lyle that welcome visitors -- the Lyle United Methodist Church and the Lyle Full Gospel Church.

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

Lyle Pioneer History continued, as recounted by Jesse A Jewell : "The settlers here recognized a great many of the boats just by listening to them. The skipper would blow a long blast on the melodious steam whistles (each whistle was different, striving to be more pleasing to the ear). The excitement ran high to see who might be coming in from the outside world. The news they might bring could be talked about for days. At that time, there were few outside papers or other media of getting news."

Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of the bottle?


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