Wednesday, October 20, 2004
Mildred Lykens, 365-0060
Barbara Sexton, 365-5374
Six rigs of Sundowners RV Club met at LePage Park on the John Day for a no-host get-together. On Sunday, Oct. 10, they met the rest of the group at Bob's Texas T Bone in Rufus for dinner, where Mary Sorensen and Carol Cox had arranged a surprise "70th" birthday party for Eileen Brashers. Celebrating along with Eileen and the Good Sam's were her mother, stepfather and two sons and their families.
It looks like Lyle is getting a new business. The rumor is that there will be a Century 21 Real Estate office in town soon. Have you noticed the new homes rising up on the hill? This little town isn't planning on giving up!
R & R Nursery will notify the council when the eight-foot grand fir Community Christmas Tree will be delivered. There will be a notice posted to let the community know what help will be needed at that time. The spot is picked out and approved by the school and the PUD. Do you have any outdoor lights and water proof decorations you would like to donate? Call Mildred at 365-0060.
Next council meeting will be Oct. 25.
Come join the council and the firefighters from around the county at the Annual Chili Cook Off, which will be held on Saturday, Oct. 30. A home made quilt will be raffled and the proceeds will go towards council projects. Get your raffle ticket for the quilt from any council member or at the Full Throttle Coffee Shop. Winner will be drawn during the activities of the chili cook off. You need not be present to win but don't miss out on all the fun.
This year we are adding a parade -- pick up your application at the Post Office or Full Throttle Coffee House. Design your entry and join in the fun filled day.
Council elections will take place at the November meeting, which will be held Monday, Nov. 29. Two positions are open with one declared candidate. This date change is due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
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 their permission: "Historical Society Members Exchange Early-Day Stories."
"The county historical society meeting at Lyle Jan. 16 brought to light a number of small tales and anecdotes, bits of history related by persons at the meeting. The following are typical:"
"Kreps commented that the early settlers were hardy and rugged to a degree unknown today. It was said of Gorge Lyle, son of J. O. Lyle, for whom the town was named, that when he was in a hurry to go to The Dalles he plunged in and swam the river. At other times he rode across in a boat swimming his saddle horse behind."
The most destructive habit..............Worry