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Guardsman Coming Home On Leave

Lyle News for August 25

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Lyle Newscasters

Mildred Lykens, 365-0060

mildred@gorge.net

Barbara Sexton, 365-5374

madison@gorge.net

Local National Guardsman due home on leave later this month. Matthew Jellum, son of Tom and Shirlee Jellum from Lyle has been serving in Iraq for the last nine months. He should be home soon for two weeks leave then will return to duty in Iraq. It looks like he will be home for good around Thanksgiving.

There is a fund-raiser going on through The Dalles National Guard Family Support Group to send care packages to the local men serving in Iraq. The coordinator in The Dalles is Holly Lambert. Holly's husband is also serving there. The group is selling wristbands for $3 and will gladly accept any amount of donations. The cost of each care package (for all the Guardsmen from the local area) is about $1,200. They are hoping to send at least two more rounds of care packages before the group returns home. The packages contain items such as, candy, beef jerky, cookies, microwave popcorn etc. things that are not readily available where they are serving. If you have any questions, wish to purchase a wristband or make a donation, you can contact Holly, The Dalles National Guard Armory or call Tom Jellum at 365-4362. If you wish to send a card or letter you can do so by giving it to Cindy Keller at the Lyle School District office and it will be forwarded for you.

The new windows at the "Museum" are in place. We are now accepting donations pertaining to the history of Lyle If you have pictures you would rather not give to the museum we have the equipment to make copies of them so that they can be returned to you. Please call Terry or any council member to make arrangements.

Churches in Lyle are United Methodist, 403 Klickitat St, and Lyle Celebration Center, 715 Washington St.

From old newspaper clippings (paper unknown) 1912:

"A Bingen man writes from Lyle urging the residents of that place to start a campaign for the county seat. Lyle although it voted against county division, will be an active candidate for the temporary county seat. White Salmon, which has led the fight for division asks for the county seat. Appleton is said to have aspirations, and Husum."

Maybe this will jog some memories: Didn't you ever wait at the street for your daddy to come home, so you could ride the "running board" up to the house?

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