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Red Hats Invade Restaurant

Lyle News for May 22

By the

Lyle Newscasters

Mildred Lykens, 365-0060

mildred@gorge.net

Barbara Sexton, 365-5374

madison@gorge.net

Thirty-one elegant (and some not so elegant) Red Hats adorned the heads of the Ladies of Lyle at the Lone Pine Restaurant. Those celebrating May birthdays were Alma, Nellie, Margot, Carol, Lauraine, Alta, and Mildred. Several names were suggested for the group and the most favored was "The Red Hat Mama's".

"FIND THE KEY"

Safety is the purpose

Of what I'm stuck to

Come find me quick

And the winner will be you!

What an accomplishment! There were over 40 at the Lyle-Balch Cemetery Cleanup, making the work go fast and furious. By noon, the entire Cemetery was shipshape and tidy for Memorial Weekend. The group then shared a potluck luncheon with the Columbia Grange members. With full tummies, the Cemetery Association held its annual business meeting, followed by the Granger's holding its monthly meeting. Thanks to all who gave their time and effort in making the workday, the luncheon and the meetings so successful!

Pioneer Days will be held Saturday, May 24, and Sunday, May 25. Saturday events are cowboy breakfast, kiddie parade, parade, community games and activities, variety show and, closing with the evening family dance. On Sunday, there will be family picnics and games with the final event being a Lewis and Clark documentary. There will be craft and food booths both days. Check your Pioneer Days newspaper or posters throughout the community for times and locations of these events. Enjoy yourselves and share in the revival of an old time favorite.

On May 30 and 31, The Pretenders Theater Company will perform once again. Curtain time is 7 p.m. at the Columbia Grange. Those who have seen this group perform in the past are eagerly anticipating this night of entertainment. Each play will introduce new talent along with seasoned actors. Attend and see if you can identify the ingenue from the veteran. Tickets may be purchased by contacting Diane Howard at (509) 365-3721 or at the Country Cafe in Lyle.

Families of Nellie Sorensen extend an open invitation to all. On May 31, Nellie will be celebrating her 80th birthday. The party will be held at The Columbia Grange Hall from 2 to 4 p.m.

If you want to be included in the 13-mile yard sale or need information about this sale being held on June 14, 2003, call Joy Collins at 365-5102.

Community Churches: Lyle United Methodist Church, 403 W Klickitat St; Lyle Celebration Center, at 715 Washington St.

Lyle Pioneer History continued, as recounted by Jesse A Jewell. Lyle history as published in The Enterprise, July 6, 1967. "Before there were places you could wade your horse away out during low water, then he didn't have to swim far before touching bottom again. When some of our cattleman first went to ranching in this district, there were islands in the river on which there was good feed. Cattle somehow got on them to get at this green feed in late summer, so the ranchers always had to check for some of his cows."

OK, so what's the speed of dark?

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