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Church Rocks With Joyful Music

Lyle News for sept. 30

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Lyle Newscasters

Mildred Lykens, 365-0060

mildred@gorge.net

Barbara Sexton, 365-5374

madison@gorge.net

The walls of the little church on the hill (Lyle United Methodist) were bulging and the rafters rocked with a joyful noise to the Lord, as 100 years of service to the Community were celebrated Sunday, Sept. 26. The congregation shared memories of years gone by, and old time songs were sung. Many of us remember our youth by being in the MYF, Boy Scouts or other fun times in the church. Several recalled family weddings, baptisms, special music; deceased members were honored with stories of their service and giving to the church. This is a spirit filled congregation that opens its doors and hearts to any and all.

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. This year we are adding a parade so pick up your parade application at the post office or Full Throttle Coffee House. Design your entry and join in the exciting 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.

As printed in The Goldendale Sentinel in 1960 and reprinted with their permission "Lyle Early Days Outlined by Historical Society. Author's note -- The following account of early Lyle History was presented by Mrs. Kamma Sorensen Clark at the Klickitat County Historical Society meeting at Columbia Grange Hall, Lyle, Jan. 16."

"To date there are four Hyltons attending schools here and at White Salmon, five Sorensens, so the pioneer names will live on in Lyle for many years apparently, and Lyle is no longer a pioneer town. The old timers have left, all but a few, and soon it will be history to those who are keeping the records."

"My sister, formerly Mrs. John Kure and now Mrs. Morgren loves to tell of the old days in Lyle when she operated the Riverside Hotel during building of the railroad here. The writer, then a teen-age girl, helped her."

"Those of us who are older are very fond of Lyle. It has been a cheerful place to live, a welcome home. It is closely connected with Dallesport, in the same districts, and they are kind of like twin cities. Some day they may be important places in a very important area."

I don't spring clean because.....I love all the seasons and don't want the others to get jealous.

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