Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Mildred Lykens, 365-0060
Barbara Sexton, 365-5374
The "Meth" awareness night is set for Sept. 28. Speakers will be Rene Smith, Lisa White and Chris McNeil. We urge all concerned parents and citizens to come to this one-hour program to learn about the devastation this chemical does to not only the user, but the community as well. It will begin at 7 p.m. at the Lyle Lions Club and is sponsored by the Community Council.
Sept. 26 is the date of the next Community Council meeting. Doug Miller from the PUD will be speaking about the feasibility of commercial water accounts. Pam Essley will speak on the "Why, When and How" tax assessments on homes and property are figured.
The Fireman's Chili Cook-off is scheduled for Oct. 29. Get your parade entry form at The Merc, the restaurant, or at the coffee shop. Children you should be planning your Halloween Costume so you can enter the annual contest.
Council elections will be held at the November meeting. The open positions are: 2, 3, & 4. Incumbents Joy Collins and Barbara Sexton have declared their intent to run again. Fill-in Mike Saylor has declared his intent to run for position #2. Others are welcome to run also. If you are interested, you must be a resident of Lyle for at least six months, a registered voter in Klickitat County and must declare your intent at least 60 days in advance of elections.
Fourteen of the local Sundowners RV Club attended a campout at Beacon Rock. Four were guests from the Twin City Rovers out of Camas. Even with the Saturday down pour they enjoyed homemade ice cream. It was time for the election of officers and the decision was made to retain last year's officers for another year. Their next outing will be at LePage Park on the John Day River in October.
Churches in Lyle are United Methodist, 403 Klickitat St, and Lyle Celebration Center, 715 Washington St.
From a notebook about the First Apple show in 1911: "Prominent Visitors to Lyle's first Apple Show in Lyle November 1911, sponsored by the Lyle Chamber of Commerce, assisted by the Lyle Women's Club."
"Prof Shaw of St Paul, D. E. Keasey of the Lyle Town site Company. Sam Hill Father of good roads, S.I. Stratton President of the Chamber of Commerce, Carl Gray President of the S.P.& S. Ry. "The Railway that's put Lyle on the map." C.C. Chapman, booster, Hyland, Great traveler, W. E. Cowman, general passenger and freight man, S.P.& S."
An old farmer's comment: A bumblebee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.