Mildred Lykens, 365-0060
Barbara Sexton, 365-5374
Free food and live music will be the focal points in the "Horizon's Community Celebration" on Friday, Aug. 14, 5:30 p.m., at Lyle Park Place. The meal is being catered by the local restaurants and the Lyle Merc. There will be fun and games for the youth, so remind your neighbors and come join in the fun, bring a blanket and lawn chair.,
Monday, Aug. 17, and Monday, Aug. 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Lyle High School will be offering "free sports physicals" to those going into the fifth though 12th grades attending Dallesport Elementary, Lyle Secondary, Wishram and Klickitat schools. The physicals will be performed by a licensed physician and will take place in the locker rooms.
The "All School Reunion" saw old chums from far and wide meeting again for the first time in years. Several teachers that had not been back since they quit teaching in Lyle, shared many fond memories with former students. The auction was so well received that about $1,700 was made for future scholarships. Approximately 150 attended the dinner on Saturday and about 100 at the picnic on Sunday. The museum was open and many alumni wandered down to oh and ah over the exhibits.
Speaking of the museum...it will be open on Thursday evenings through the month of August from 5 to 8 p.m. The board is currently running a membership drive to help defray the costs that will be accrued by being housed in the old elementary school.
Soon it will be time for the Lyle Community Council elections. There are three positions open this year, Position #5 Terry Mills, #6 Scott Putnam and #7 Mildred Lykens. Those who wish to run have until the meeting on Sept. 28 to declare. The elections will be held at the November meeting and anyone living in the Lyle Fire District, a registered voter in Klickitat County and having lived here six months is eligible to run. Voting is done by those attending the November meeting only, the council by-laws prohibit absentee and proxy voting. Also, it is time to be thinking and writing your proposals for the county EDA grants. These will be on the agenda of the October meeting.
Excerpts from the book "Early History of Klickitat County" by Jim Attwell, 1977: "The following is a list of the business houses in Lyle: General merchandise, Collins Elkins and the Lyle Trading Company, McInnis McLeod, proprietor; hotel, the Lyle, John Daffron, proprietor; livery stable, John Daffron; blacksmith shop, Albert B. French."
I've learned: That being kind is more important than being right!