Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Mildred Lykens, 365-0060
Barbara Sexton, 365-5374
Already it is time for the Lion's Club "First Saturday of the month breakfast." We know you don't want to miss out, so we will see you there.
Lyle will hold its first Community Block Party. Coming together to host this free event are the Lyle School District, community council, fire department and the Lions Club. It will be held Friday, Sept. 12, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Lyle High School's upper parking lot. Join in and have fun, get to know your neighbors and share -- free food, events, games, and prizes with entertainment via a DJ. Fun for all ages! Later that evening, Lyle High School will host its first football game of the season and the team would welcome your support. Come and enjoy both of these events.
It is nearing time for the fall community newsletter, so if you have something you would like included please contact Glenda Lovejoy and let her know. She will need it by mid September.
Lyle United Methodist Church enjoyed a large group of worshipers this past Sunday. Earl Lane, the new pastor, is excited about being on board. He asked us to pass on, once again, that all are welcome to share in the worship service. This Sunday the group enjoyed a potluck and a short meeting after. He is looking forward to starting a Bible Study in October.
The Song of the Rivers (a history of Lyle by Elizabeth McDowell): "IV THE NEW LYLE -- Two of the three hotels burned down, shortly after 1920. One was the Dillabaugh Hotel, near the Tim Wall residence. A livery stable, formerly operated by John Daffron, father of Frank Bradford, also burned. It was near the burner of the old Buck saw mill. The other hotel the Riverside was used as a residence at the time of its destruction by fire. The Lyle Hotel was still in business then, and did not cease until after the completion of The Dalles Dam in the late 30s (50s)."
"The old school building which burned several years ago while it was being demolished for scrap lumber, was build in 1912 after the previous school burned. Later a gym was added, which also burned and was replaced by the present Old Gym. The present Lyle High School, home of the Lyle Cougars, is located north of town on The Hill, where a small community of leading citizens occupy modern dwellings. The new Lyle Grade School houses the Junior High School, and the grade-students attend the Dallesport Grade School via school bus."
One vote can make a difference: In 1920, Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the Women's Suffrage Amendment allowing women the right to vote in the U.S. It was accomplished by one vote from a young Tennessee senator just before time ran out on ratifying the amendment.