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County to hold public meeting at Lions community center

Lyle News for Oct. 9

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Lyle Newscasters

Mildred Lykens, 365-0060

Barbara Sexton, 365-5374

The Klickitat County Board of Commissioners will hold a public meeting on Oct. 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the Lyle Lions Club Community Center. The purpose of said meeting is to hear all interested parties who wish to comment on a proposal to request the Columbia River Gorge Commission to expand the Gorge Scenic Area Urban Area Boundary of Lyle. Pack the house and let your voice be heard!

The annual Fireman's Chili Cook Off, which is sponsored by the Lyle Community Council, is set for Oct. 18 at Lyle Park Place. The secret panel of judges has been chosen and the prizes ordered. This fun event will be expanded this year to include firemen's competition among the participating departments. Come support your volunteer firefighters and show your appreciation for all they contribute to each community.

Lyle Community Council will host a candidates' night at the Oct. 27 meeting. Those running for school board and fire commissioner positions are being invited to attend, speak and answer questions. Once again here is your opportunity to have a voice in the decisions concerning your community.

The Pretenders are at it again. The word is out that they are in rehearsal for the most complex play to date. Along with the veteran actors, we hear tell there are several new recruits in the cast. The performance is set for late November. We will keep you updated.

The Lyle Community Council will have three seats up for election at the Nov. 24 meeting. Position #6 has Pam Essley and Stefanie Boen both declaring their candidacy. Running unopposed for Position #4 is Terry Mills and Position #7 Mildred Lykens. Council by-laws state no write in candidates are permitted, those running for office must have lived in the Council boundaries for six months prior to the election, and be registered to vote in Klickitat County. They must also have declared their intent to run 60 days prior to the election.

Community churches are Lyle United Methodist, 403 W Klickitat St. Service, and Lyle Celebration Center, 715 Washington St.. There will be special music at the Oct. 26 Lyle United Methodist worship service. Don and Sandy Petersen will share their wonderful talent with us once again. Everyone is invited.

Lyle history from The Lyle Pioneer, Special Edition 1978 -- Town of Lyle started as mail station in year 1859.

"Not far away on Major Creek was an Indian village. Frederick had very little schooling, but had a great love for writing, observing nature and spending much time with the Indians, listening to their stories. Through his encouragement a church was built with lumber and labor donated and some money contributed by the Congregational Missionary Association. When the church was completed there was no Minister to fill the pulpit, but being solicited he accepted the work believing it was his duty, he also preached at White Salmon.

Minds are like parachutes...they function only when open.


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