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Four-days of school nixed

Lyle News for July 31

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Lyle Newscasters

Mildred Lykens, 365-0060

Barbara Sexton, 365-5374

When the school met with the State Board of Education in Vancouver the four-day school week met with obstacles pertaining to the 180 day requirement. The state board is unable to grant this waiver due to a 1981 ruling stating that waivers can not be granted for transportation purposes. The Lyle Board will continue working with the Legislature to try and get the 180 days removed. The school requests that if you have a chance, mention this to a senator, congressman or commissioner.

This Saturday, Aug. 2, is the monthly Lyle Lions Club Breakfast. So plan your weekend around this wonderful meal and visiting time with your neighbors. Cost is $5 for adults and $2 for those under 12. Proceeds go toward many humanitarian services.

The Lyle United Methodist Church is sad to say its pastor for the last 10 years, Bill Scholl, has taken another position. But it is "happy" to add that the new Pastor Earl D. Lane shared his first sermon in Lyle this past Sunday. All are invited to come and share in worship at 10 a.m. on Sundays.

Have you filled out your community survey and returned it? If not please take a few minutes and do so. The council and the comprehensive planning committee would really appreciate your input.

Come and explore the history of your community. This is the last Thursday evening (July 31) that the Twin Bridges Museum will be open, from 6 to 8 p.m. for a while.

The Song of the Rivers (a history of Lyle by Elizabeth McDowell): "IV THE NEW LYLE -- Lyle at the time (1920) supported two stores, two garages, a bank, three hotels, a livery stable, a machine shop two sawmills and a drugstore. Prior to 1920 there was also a printing office."

"One of those stores was the old Lyle Mercantile, a general store which occupied the Snider Building, on the present site of the Lyle Tavern. It was a two story building with apartments upstairs. Below, dry goods were sold in the front half and groceries and hardware in the present remodeled living quarters, by the owners, Franzen and Norris. The other store was the Tol Brothers Grocery, first located at the top of the wooden steps to the railroad depot, where the Ray Bertschis now live. When the Tol Brothers Store enlarged, they built and moved into the store building still owned by Kenneth Sorensen, who recently went out of business."

One vote can make a difference: In 1845 one vote's difference brought Texas into the Union. Also admitted to statehood by a single vote were, California (1850), Oregon (1859), Washington (1889) and Idaho (1890).


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