Mildred Lykens, 365-0060
Barbara Sexton, 365-5374
Have you turned in your community visioning survey? If not, please fill it out and drop it off at the Merc, Cafe or Tap Room this week. The results will be tallied and printed in the next newsletter which will be out the first week of October. The results will also be sent to the NW Foundation, which is the sponsoring agent of the Horizons, the survey is part of the process that will help the community to reach the goal necessary to receive the $10,000 grant, that will be awarded to Lyle, when the project is complete.
The "Horizon's Community Celebration" last Friday was a huge success. A crowd of at least 150 enjoyed the meal catered by the local restaurants and the Lyle Merc. All had fun listening to the live music, watching the skate board competition, visiting with friends and neighbors, taking in the museum, and the children (in all of us) especially enjoyed blowing bubbles with the many bottles of bubble solution provided to them.
The Twin Bridges Museum will be open for two more Thursday evenings this month 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.
The next Lyle Community Council meeting is Monday, Aug. 24 at 7 p.m. There are three positions up for the elections 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 or 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: "There are few towns on the upper Columbia that have brighter prospects for future growth than this interesting little settlement at the month of the Klickitat, and if ever a railroad is built down the north bank of the river, so that Lyle will have direct communication by rail with the outside world, the development of the little town on the banks of the Columbia will surely be great indeed."
I've learned:...That no matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend to act goofy with.