Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Mildred Lykens, 365-0060
Barbara Sexton, 365-5374
Not much news this week, but lots of reminders.
The removal of the noxious weeds at the Lyle Park will take place Saturday, Feb. 3, at the playground from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information on this project, please call Lisa Conway at 365-6828.
The Twin Bridges Historical Museum Board will hold its next meeting on Feb. 20. It will be open to the public. Check in the old barn or your attic and see what you have to donate to the museum collection. Time and place of the meeting will be posted next week.
Feb. 24 at 6 p.m. is the next free movie and it will be "How to Eat Fried Worms."
Not too early to start planning for the Lyle Community Clean up days in April and the 13+ Miles of Yard Sales in June. Roosevelt will be joining in this year so the two-day event will be well over 100 miles long. Think about bringing your table to our park and joining the others who will be setting up there. You will be hearing more on both these topics in the weeks ahead. If you have questions on either events call Joy at 365-5102.
Churches in Lyle are United Methodist: 403 Klickitat St., and Lyle Celebration Center: 715 Washington St.
Reminiscence by Homer H. James: "Lyle 1905 & Later" (his spelling and grammar). When I first came to Lyle all of the town was on the south side of the R.R. the part north of the R.R. was Aflalfa, Grapes and Prunes. The town site north of the R.R. was laid out in 1909 or 1910. The sheep sheds were built about 1917 at that time all wheat was hauled into Lyle by four horse teams. At one time we shipped 25 cars of wheat out of Lyle. Also one season about 80 cars of apples were shipped from Lyle."
"Early day's sheep were driven into Lyle from the Mt. Adams country as were several cars of cattle each year. When I first came to this county there were more than twice as many people living in the back country as now and business (was booming?) in both stores in town.
Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.