Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Mildred Lykens, 365-0060
Barbara Sexton, 365-5374
Habitat for Humanity has re-scheduled its application meeting for the Lyle Community. It is going to be held Aug. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Lyle United Methodist Church. This will be your opportunity to hear their plans for building homes in Lyle and to learn what is involved in applying for a home .
Due to a prior obligation of Pastor Earl, The Lyle United Methodist Church will not have a Worship Service on Sunday Aug. 10. After that Service will be held each Sunday at 10:00 a.m. and every one in the community is invited to attend and meet the new Pastor.
Have you made that jam, painted that picture, or groomed that animal??? If not you better get busy as the county fair is almost upon us once again. August 21-24 are the dates and the theme is "Horns and Hides, Laughs and Rides." Don't miss the Thursday night kick off barbecue featuring all locally grown products, and being served by your county government officials. This is always a fun time and the chance to meet and greet friends and neighbors.
The Song of the Rivers (a history of Lyle by Elizabeth McDowell): "IV THE NEW LYLE -- Homer James, who was to live to become one of Lyle's most distinguished and beloved older citizens, until his death in 1967, came west from Indiana and bought out the Norris interest in the old Lyle Mercantile. Shortly thereafter Franzen and James moved the store to the Crane building, occupied by the Walter Smith family till recently when they moved into the Edith Sorensen house. At that time, the Walter Crane family lived upstairs and owned and operated the Lyle Telephone Company."
"In 1927, the Oregon-Washington Telephone Company bought it out, and the office was moved to the location of the present Stanley Krursow residence. It was operated by Susetta Murray Tol until around 1956 when the present dial-system was installed. Lyle was one of the first towns in the North West to have access to Direct Distance Dial service."
"At site of the present Lyle Mercantile, operated by Delmar Kendrick, once stood the Lyle Garage. It was operated by Adam Hylton, the father of Stanley Hylton who resides here. It included also the space later occupied by the old Elkhorn Tavern, now vacant. The living quarters of the tavern once housed the meat market of Harry Johnson, now resided in by Mrs. Alva Smith."
One Vote can make a difference: Impeachment of President Andrew Johnson was defeated by one vote in 1868.