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Murder mystery dinner coming soon

Lyle News for Oct. 21

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Lyle Newscasters

Mildred Lykens, 365-0060

Barbara Sexton, 365-5374

"All My Murders" is a Murder Mystery Dinner presentation by our local "The Pretenders Theatre Company." While some audience members may be chosen to fill roles on stage, everyone will be involved as detectives -- to solve the mystery! Dates are Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 5, 6, 12 and 13. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and show starts at 7. It will be held at the Columbia Grange Hall on Old Highway 8, in Lyle. Tickets are available at Klindt's Book Store, Lyle Country Cafe and Beneventi's Restaurant.

The Southwest Washington Chapter of the American Red Cross is looking for people to be trained to assist victims of a house fire. If you are interested in taking the training and being part of a Disaster Action Team please contact Janet Holen at 493-3576 or

Lyle's Community Council meeting on Monday, Oct. 25, may prove to be an interesting meeting if all who have committed to speak do come. State highway asked to come and let the community know if they can lower the speed limit through town and when they can re-paint the crosswalks. Mike Cannon from the County EDA Department will be on hand to explain the change in future EDA Grants. Mike Madden from Skyline has also requested to be on the agenda. The meeting will be held at the Lyle Lions Club at 7 p.m.

Do your Christmas shopping at Lyle's annual Holiday Bazaar on Nov. 12 and 13 at the Lyle Activity Center, 308 3rd St. For further information or to reserve a table contact Laurece Bonham, 365-2011, or Sandy Doolin, 365-3140

Lyle Community Council elections will be held at the November meeting: Position 1 - Darla Brashers, and Position 2 - Oren Johnson, are both running for re-election.

Excerpts from the book "Early History of Klickitat County" by Jim Attwell 1977 -- Chapter Four: "In Rowland Saga. This how I remember it. I was born in 1873 at Lyle. My father, James Rowland worked for J. O. Lyle, who ran a general store where the town is now. When I was three years old father quit working for J. O. and went to work on a stock ranch in Oregon. He quit after a few weeks when he learned he was working for a bunch of cattle rustlers. "

"Father went back to work for Lyle after that and worked for him off and on for years. Mrs. Lyle was a fine woman. She never had a chance to go to school so she couldn't read or write. One time John Splawn's father went in the store and asked her how much bacon was a pound. "Sixteen and three-thirds cents" she said.

An old farmer's advice: Forgive your enemies. It messes up their heads.


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