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Lyle News for April 24

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Mildred Lykens, 365-0060

Barbara Sexton, 365-5374

Just a reminder, the fundraiser for the Lyle-Wishram Girls Basketball Team is selling Pepsi products, you can call 509-365-2211 ext. 126 or 138 to order yours. This project will close on April 25 and the delivery date is April 28.

The Sundowners visited the Tygh Valley fairgrounds last weekend and had wonderful weather which led to several acquiring sunburns. There were seven rigs at the outing and several guests. Letty Hart was far and away the biggest winner at most of the games played. Several did some "Geocaching" on the way. Their next outing will be in Pendleton in May.

April 28 is the next Lyle Community Council meeting at 7 p.m. at the Lyle Lions Club. If you have any constructive ideas on what to do about the continued petty thievery going on in the community, bring them to the meeting. The PUD will send the guest speaker. You need to attend and hear what they are saying about power, water and sewer rates.

Soon the "Cemetery Clean-up" flyers will be in the mail. This year the event will be held on Saturday May 17. The business meeting and potluck will follow at the grange.

The Song of the Rivers (a history of Lyle by Elizabeth McDowell), prologue: "One day, a white man...Robert Gray, the first American to circumnavigate the globe..sailed into the mouth of the great river and gave it its first American name, 'The Columbia,' after the name of his own ship. This was in 1792, three hundred years after Columbus had discovered the American continent. The Song of the Rivers took on a new note, telling its dreams of a new civilization to be built by men with fair skins and with courageous eyes which also held dreams."

"Thirteen years later, in 1805, two such white men came from the American East to explore the river and its surrounding territories, seeking a navigable course to the Pacific Ocean. Their names were Meriwether Lewis..a secretary under Thomas Jefferson, then President of the new United States of America...and William Clark, a brother of General George Rogers Clark, revolutionary hero who later became the governor of Missouri Territory. Theirs was the famous Lewis and Clark Expedition which opened up the west for its future pioneers."

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