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Party with 100-year-old

Lyle News for Feb. 3

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Lyle Newscasters

Mildred Lykens, 365-0060

Barbara Sexton, 365-5374

Norlee Keyes, cordially invites you to help celebrate her 100th birthday. She is a long standing member of The Columbia Grange, and was a teacher at Lyle, Dallesport grade school and White Salmon high school. Her home is the old Freeman apple orchard farm, up Canyon Rd. The celebration is Feb. 19, 2011 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Parlor of Clackamas Town Center Terrace, 8709 S.E. Causey Ave, Happy Valley, Ore., 97086. No gifts please.

Game night at the Lyle Activity Center is back Friday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Puzzles, games, cards, books etc. are available for all. If you have a favorite game you wish to share be sure and bring it along.

A computer user group will meet every Tuesday at the Activity Center from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Bring a WI-FI capable laptop or just share the computer we have at the center. This is an opportunity to take advantage of free WI-FI and learn from each other.

Saturday, Feb. 5, is the Lion's Club breakfast, followed by the Study Circle Book Club at 10:30 at the Activity Center. Andrew Fisher's book "Shadow Tribe" is the subject of this Study Circle. It is free, but donations are accepted to augment the rental of the room.

From an old clipping at the Twin Bridges Museum, donated by descendents of the Lyle family: "G.B. Lyle Funeral Today. Early Settler in Oregon dies in 70th Year. Family Founded Town on North Bank of Columbia After Crossing Western Plains. Mr. Lyle was born Aug. 1, 1861, at Eldon, Iowa. Two years later he crossed the plains with his parents, James O. Lyle and Martha Snipes Lyle, and settled at Rowena, Ore. Later the family moved across the Columbia River and founded the town of Lyle, Wash. All of George Lyle's playmates were Indians, among them Chief Skookum Wallahee."

"In 1883, he married Frances Snyder, who died in 1886. In 1888, Mr. Lyle married Belva Snyder, who survives him."

"Following the service here today interment will be in the family plot at Lyle, Wash."

The Lyle Twin Bridges Museum is honored to have, in its collection, the peace pipe that George and Skookum played with as children. It was donated by a descendent of the Lyle family.

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