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It's Beginning To Look Like Christmas

Lyle News for Dec. 20

By the

Lyle Newscasters

Mildred Lykens, 365-0060

mildred@gorge.net

Barbara Sexton, 365-5374

madison@gorge.net

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around Lyle. The lights are shining bright all about the town. This past weekend the council decorated the park with lights and the Nativity Scene. Austin Howard's grandparents Dave and Dianne Howard and Mildred Lykens donated the silhouettes for this year's decorations. A big thanks to you all.

Santa will arrive about 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, at Lyle Park Place. Bring the children, and enjoy the brightly decorated fire trucks, Santa and a hot cup of cocoa served by the Lyle Community Council. Thanks go out to the volunteer firemen and EMTs from all around the county who give their time and energy to this beautiful event that brings such joy to each community they visit.

The Methodist Church will hold a Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. and everyone is welcome.

Martin Huffman sent the following e-mail for the news -- "Lyle High School listed as one of the top schools in the nation. In the latest edition of US News and World Report, Lyle High School was listed as a bronze award winner in the "Best High Schools 2008 Search." More than 18,000 public high schools were evaluated to find the very best across the country. The top 1086 schools were placed into gold, silver or bronze medal categories. In Washington State, 43 schools were selected as the best, 3 earned gold, 8 silver and 32 bronze. Congratulations to all of the staff and students for this tremendous honor!

Mildred and I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year. We are going to take the rest of the year off and enjoy the season with family and friends.

From The Goldendale Sentinel (April 5th, 1956. Article lauds Mrs. Frank Gill, pioneer resident of county): "Romance came along."

"The song 'I was seeing Nellie Home' could have been changed to 'I was seeing Iva Home' for all the teachers in Oregon were not young ladies. One, a young man by the name of Frank Gill, was also teaching near by and happened to stop by to visit the farm family where she was staying. It was harvest time and this gave the young man a wonderful chance to show the city girl the intricacies of the threshing machine and it was one of those little feminine quirks that kept her from telling him that she already knew all about threshing machines. With things taking this line of development it was not long until the Wedding March was the tune of the day."

Humor and Lexophiles (lovers of words): A bicycle can't stand alone; it is two tired.

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