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Flu strikes, winter arrives

Lyle News for Jan. 13

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Mildred Lykens, 365-0060

Barbara Sexton, 365-5374

Christmas is over and then the flu struck. Both Mildred and I were hit hard with it. Mildred is still down. Now winter is showing her coooooold face. So bundle up, or better yet stay inside.

Thanks to Jack Bryan and Joy Collins for taking the community lights and decorations down during the bitter cold days last week.

The council is working on its next newsletter, and Joy asks that any one who would like the meetings etc. on the calendar to please contact her at 365-5102.

Three council members attended the opening of the new Wastewater Treatment Plant bids last week. There were eight bids and they all met the opening bid qualifications and were very close. Next, the engineering firm will check them item-by-item and recommend to the PUD the lowest "qualifying" bid. The winning bid will be announced at the PUD meeting on Jan. 25 in Goldendale.

The next council meeting will be held on Jan. 24. PUD will be in attendance to discuss standby fees on the water and sewer rates. This is your opportunity to have some input.

We have an open seat on the council and welcome your attendance, interests and comments. At the discretion of the council someone can be appointed to the open position.

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

On January 23, Goldendale Methodist Church will join Lyle welcoming the "Hoffman's" who are Missionaries to Russia. Goldendale will bring its choir and both congregations will enjoy a potluck lunch after the service. Mr. Hoffman will conduct the service and the community is invited.

From an unknown author and an unknown publication this article was found in a Lyle history folder and titled:

"Pioneer Life in Lyle was rugged at best."

"Building a home took great stamina, falling the trees, picking the spot to build, usually within reach of a spring or stream. Generally a space of about thirty feet square was marked off, and trees were trimmed, and squared, knotched and laid. The first roofs were rough bark or branches. Doors were cut in, and openings for windows left, and the house was ready for occupancy. Cabin windows were made by sawing out about three feet of one of the logs, and fastening in a few upright pieces. For windowpanes they put in paper, and it was greased with bear's oil and hog-fat, then pasted upon the upright pieces."

As I've matured......I've learned that I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy it.


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