Wednesday, November 2, 2005
Mildred Lykens, 365-0060
Barbara Sexton, 365-5374
Everyone who partook in the 4th Annual Fireman's Chili Cook-off in Lyle on Saturday had a great time. The weather cooperated and Lewis and Clark honored the event with their presence. We will give you a breakdown of the events and the winners in next week's column.
Who is the killer? That is the question of the next play by The Pretender's Theatre Company when they present "Murder at Rutherford House" on Nov. 11,12, 18 and 19 at the Lyle Grange Hall. A dinner catered by "The Cougar's Den" will be included in the $20.00 ticket price. Tickets much be purchased in advance and are available at Klindts in The Dalles, the Cougar Den, Lyle Cafe and Full Throttle in Lyle. Come in your best-dressed finery and be prepared to get involved in the mystery.
If you received an absentee ballot in error (as many of us did) the auditor's office is asking that you vote it this time and write across the bottom back of the return envelope Not Requested. If you choose to vote in person you can. This election identification will be required at the polls. Several state initiatives, local school board members and fire commissioners will be on the Nov. 8 ballot. The Lyle School District #406 is also asking for your vote on its General Fund Maintenance and Operation Levy at that time.
Community Council elections will be held at the November council meeting. The open positions are: 2, 3, and 4. Incumbents Joy Collins and Barbara Sexton have declared their intent to run again. Fill-in Council member, Mike Sayler has declared his intent to run for position #2.
Churches in Lyle are United Methodist, 403 Klickitat St, and Lyle Celebration Center, 715 Washington St.
Excerpts from a pamphlet issued by The Lyle Commercial Club (date unknown): "Our rainfall, averaging 27 inches annually renders irrigation unnecessary, and in fact undesirable; hence the newcomer has no difficult lessons to learn or new methods to master."
"Land prices range from $35.00 to $100.00 per acre for raw lands in large and small tracts, adapted to apple and other fruit growing."
Blessed are the flexible, for they can tie themselves into knots.