Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Mildred Lykens, 365-0060
Barbara Sexton, 365-5374
About 20 students, parents and council members enjoyed a free movie night last Friday in the school's multi purpose room. All in attendance were given a glow in the dark bracelet, popcorn and a drink. A good family movie was projected on the cafeteria wall and all in attendance were entertained for several hours. The council will host another movie night in about a month.
Most of the contenders for county and state offices have committed to attend the Candidates' Night at the Lions Club on Monday, Sept. 25 at 6 p.m. The Lyle Community Council is presenting you with the opportunity to question and hear each candidate before you mark your ballot at the polls on Nov. 7. If you don't vote, you lose your voice in our local government and your choice to express your opinion.
Churches in Lyle are United Methodist: 403 Klickitat St. and Lyle Celebration Center: 715 Washington St.
Lyle Transportation (author unknown): "Quoting from a letter from Mary Joselyn in 1881. 'A small steamer landed us at the Cascades. There was no shelter but two bachelors took us in. It was slow hauling over the one horse railroad and we waited at the upper portage for a favorable wind, after our effects were finally loaded on a flat boat (sail barge). How opportune was the arrival of another party going to the upper country. They had many comforts that we had not thought of -- so their covered wagon was our retreat on board in the storms that so often delayed us and our cook stove on deck with a pile of wood did service for all our meals. We stayed overnight at The Dalles but we were quite willing to escape the wind there so we returned down river 20 miles at a more favorable location.' (Warners Landing now Bingen)."
"As the River was the only means of transportation a favorable site for a boat landing became the site of a future settlement. At Lyle at the east end of the peninsula was a cove protected from the strong west winds so that sternwheelers, and ferry boats could land. It was first called Klickitat Landing."
Frustration is trying to find your glasses without your glasses.