Wednesday, December 8, 2004
Mildred Lykens, 365-0060
Barbara Sexton, 365-5374
The Christmas "Spirit" is here. The community is beginning to come alive with lights and decorations. Christmas lights will be judged the evening of Dec. 18. If you haven't sent your entry in, better hurry. The prizes are just waiting to be awarded.
A DOT representative for our "Wild flower" project was unable, at the last minute, to attend the council meeting. He is on the agenda for the meeting scheduled for Dec. 27. Council elections were held at the November meeting. Darla Brashers was re-elected to position #1 while one spot remains open. At the discretion of the council someone can be appointed to that position.
December is the month for school concerts, both at Dallesport and Lyle. Having attended many of these, we can vouch for an enjoyable evening of entertainment. Call the schools for dates and time and plan to attend. Support the endeavors of the youth and teachers of the community.
The middle school began the basketball season last week. The evening's competitions were with Centerville, both girls' and boys' teams played great games. Lyle girls lost by 2 points and the boys lost by 17. The teams played very hard and it was close in both games. Barb was one proud grandma up in the stands!
Churches in Lyle are Lyle United Methodist, 403 Klickitat St, and Lyle Celebration Center, 715 Washington St.
As printed in The Goldendale Sentinel in 1960 and reprinted with its permission "Historical Society Members Exchange Early-Day Stories:"
"My father, brothers and I grazed cattle on Skookums land for years. In his last year he sat on the floor of his dwelling and died a slow death. He sent for us, and to us said, 'Soon me memaloose. After me memaloose you no bring no more cattle to pasture.' Though dad protested the old man persisted and we lived up to his direction. No more cattle ever ran on Skookums land again, though we were approached many times with offers of pasturage on what had been his land." (This is the end of this article.)
If you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere!