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Faster internet speeding to town

Lyle News for May 17

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Lyle Newscasters

Mildred Lykens, 365-0060

Gorge Network is now offering higher internet speeds for Lyle. Between passing emails and a telephone interview, a Gorge Network representative explained the new set up as follows:

The Wifi at (inside) the Activity Center is still free to the public. We have just installed a new wireless access point which gives the residents a higher speed connection than they previously enjoyed. We can now get people up to 3Mb (megabites) broadband internet where we were only getting 1.5 Mb before; so twice as fast. We just want residents of Lyle to know that this is an option for them if they are interested in faster internet for video streaming, gaming, etc. A recent tower upgrade means residents in downtown Lyle (1 block North of HWY 14 and all areas south of Hwy 14) and Rowena can now get this upgrade. The new site is west of Rowena and Lyle on the Washington side of the river. To get started call (541) 386-8300 ext. 301

The Lyle-Balch Cemetery was buzzing with worker bees on Saturday. Although this year the clean up was scheduled a week earlier than usual, many turned out and cleaned their (and neighboring) family plots. From one end to the other and everywhere in between workers joined forces and took on the challenge of a year's accumulation of leaves, pine cones and needles from the many trees inside the cemetery. Old flower arrangements were replaced with new ones in hopes that Memorial Day visitors will find it as clean and green as possible. Those unable to join the group will find personal time to honor their loved ones resting place before then.

A First Aid/CPR class is being offered at the activity center on May 19 from 1 to 5 p.m. This is important to one and all because one never knows when the emergency may arise and your training just may save a life. Please contact Risi Howard at

This month's Lyle Community Council meeting normally held on the fourth Monday each month has been canceled due to a lack of quorum because of a vacationing board member. This is just another reason why more people should get involved with our little community. Step up, volunteer!


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