Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Mildred Lykens, 365-0060
Barbara Sexton, 365-5374
The Lyle volunteer fire department, the council and the Horizon group are your contacts if you need help for any reason during this cold winter spell. Take time to check on the elderly, your neighbor or someone down the block. This community needs to take care of our own and help each other to stay warm, healthy and have plenty to eat. I for one am pretty much snowed in but have had several calls to see if I need anything, my road was plowed by my brother, my daughter purchased some groceries for me and my staff at the foster home have pulled together and have kept everything running smooth in my absence. I thank you one and all.
Because of the weather the large "Santa Fire Truck Brigade" was canceled but Lyle was able to take two decorated trucks about town Saturday evening, and Terry did open the museum so that if anyone was able to get out they could spend a few minutes there. We have such involved and faithful volunteers in Lyle. Thank You!
It's a Lyle Celebration! This event was canceled due to the weather and re-scheduled for Jan. 6. Same time and same place 1 p.m. at the Lions Community Center. Come and hear the proposals generated from the Horizon meetings and be involved in the selection process for what will become our first community project. There will be free food, so please call Glenda Lovejoy at 365-6831 as she needs a rough idea of how many will be attending.
The Song of the Rivers (a history of Lyle by Elizabeth McDowell): "VII A TRIBUTE -- For, they were the backbone of our beloved America, the sturdy stuff of patriotism and devotion and human kindness which have become a part of our own lives, and we are grateful to them. We find them a joy to those who recall the past, and an inspiration to those who look to the future, through strain and crises and confusions almost as difficult as those which they encountered."
"They, too, had their dangerous enemies, their difficult choices and decisions as to the future leaders and a bewildering confrontation with changes to things new and unfamiliar. Those are the reward of free men, and we should like to keep it that way."
"The builders of Tomorrow salutes the former builders of Today, with reverence and admiration, and our hearts touch theirs across the long decades. Well Done, Pioneers!!"
On that note Mildred and I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year. We will take a break and return after the first of the year.
Appreciate every single thing you have, especially your friends! Life is too short and friends are too few!