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It's a community celebration

Lyle News for July 23

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Lyle Newscasters

Mildred Lykens, 365-0060

Barbara Sexton, 365-5374

"Horizon's Community Celebration" is the name; Friday, Aug. 14, is the date; 5:30 p.m. is the time; and Lyle Park Place is the place. The free food will be catered by your local merchants: The Country Cafe, The Tap Room, The Lyle Hotel and the Lyle Merc. So mark your calendars and come join in the fun, there will also be live music. This is to celebrate the steps, met so far, in the Horizon's project, to familiarize you with the museum and the project the OLEES have undertaken to rescue the Elementary School and Lyle Park Place.

A volunteer crew of nine met Saturday and worked at the elementary school. Lots of weed eating, berry bushes removed, blackboards damaged by graffiti were re-painted and the meeting room was cleaned. The next meeting for the OLEES will be Monday, Aug. 3, at 7 p.m.

Don't forget the school board meeting on Thursday, July 23, at 7 p.m. The "OLEES" will be there...will you?

The Lyle Community Council meeting will be Monday, July 27, at the Lyle Lions Community Center at 7 p.m.

The "All School Reunion" is quickly approaching -- Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 1 and 2. So far about 130 have signed up, but there is still time to send in YOUR reservation. Friday, the evening before, the Class of 1959 will hold its 50th reunion at Cousins Restaurant in The Dalles at 6 p.m.

Excerpts from the book "Early History of Klickitat County" by Jim Attwell 1977: "With a reasonable outlay this power, not allowed to go to waste, can be utilized either in operating the Columbia River and Northern Railroad or for turning the wheels of industry in the town of Lyle, or both."

"The canyon of the Klickitat is one of the grandest and most picturesque along the Columbia. On either side the grass-clad hills rise a thousand feet above the bed of the river, along which the railroad winds in graceful curves. At times the scene changes and a magnificent thicket of green scrub oaks crown the hills with verdure, while below the rushing stream dashes madly down the canyon. This stream, not withstanding the swift current, is the home of many fine fish, a fact which, combined with many other advantages of the region, may cause Lyle to become in the near future a popular summer resort."

Ponderisms: If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a song about him?


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