Tuesday, October 28, 2003
Mildred Lykens, 365-0060
Barbara Sexton, 365-5374
Remember to exercise your privilege to vote on Nov. 4!
There will be a family fun night at the Lyle Celebration Center on Oct. 31, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Come share in dinner, games, and a movie for the whole family. Everyone is invited. Call 365-2507 if you have any questions.
The Pretenders are deep in rehearsal for their Nov. 21 and 22 dinner theater. This year's play is "But Why Bump off Barnaby?" by Rick Abbott; produced by special arrangements with Samuel French, Inc." For only $20 your ticket will include a "Johnny's Cafe" catered meal and dessert, and the suspense of the "who dun it" mystery. Your ticket should be purchased in advance from any cast member, Gail Farris, 767-4070; Judith Shwader, 365-2594; or K. W. Walker, 637-0058. There is limited seating so get your tickets soon. The following make up the cast of thousands -- Lori Tibbetts, Nick Fitzsimmons, Chelsea Moss, Rosemary Hop, Teleia Adams, Mary Marvel, Dennis Clark, Dave Elkins, Lonnie Johnson and K.C. Walker. We know for a fact that there are some VERY INTERESTING stage props in the works!!!!!
The State Ecology Department, the KCPUD and other invited guests will be at The Lyle Community Council's Nov. 24 meeting. They will address the need for the new water/wastewater treatment plant for Lyle and the funding issues involved. Please plan to come and support your council in its exploration for funding this project. Also, on the agenda is the election which will be for Position #6 with Pam Essley and Stefanie Boen both vying for your vote. Running unopposed for Position #4 is Terry Mills and Position #7 Mildred Lykens. Plan to attend this meeting and cast your votes for the council members.
Community churches are Lyle United Methodist, 403 W Klickitat St. and Lyle Celebration Center, 715 Washington St.
Lyle history from The Lyle Pioneer, Special Edition 1978 -- Town of Lyle started as mail station in year 1859.
"Then came the rush of Pacific Northwest timberland. In the spring of 1902 Homer C. Campbell, civil engineer and bridge builder arrived in Goldendale. He announced he had come to look the county over in hopes of building a railroad from Goldendale to Lyle. In December 1902 the first assignment of rolling stock arrived in Lyle. Two locomotives, two passenger cars and fifty-five freight cars had been purchased in Chicago. The track was completed and the train arrived in Goldendale on April 25, 1903. This was a construction train; a regular common carrier did not begin for two months. It was estimated that about 10,000 tons of wheat were awaiting shipment in warehouses along the line. The line was called the Columbia River and Northern Railroad Co. with Mr. Campbell as President."
The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28 percent. The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38 percent.