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Vandals strike Balch Cemetery

Lyle News for Sept. 11

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Lyle Newscasters

Mildred Lykens, 365-0060

Barbara Sexton, 365-5374

Someone must have a warped sense of values. This past week at least six grave sites were vandalized. A walk through the cemetery turned up at least four destroyed angels, one cross broken off of a monument, and one Madonna crushed against a tree. So is it obvious that this crime wasn't directed towards one family but perhaps against God or religion in general? Our question is WHY and HOW would the culprit react if this were done to a family grave of theirs? Maybe volunteers are needed to man the cemetery at night to catch the culprits in action? A stay in the county lockup could give them time to reflect on their misdeeds. Thanks to volunteers, repair and replacement work is being recruited. If you would consider this a meaningful use of your time or money call Eva at The Monitor.

The second annual Fireman's Chili Cook-off planning is well underway. Mark your calendar for Oct. 18 bring your appetite and come prepared to vote for your favorite chili and to watch the firemen's competitions. This was a really fun day last year and will be bigger and better this year.

The Lyle Community Council will have three seats up for re-election at the Nov. 24 meeting. Terry Mills, Mildred Lykens and Pam Essley will be seeking your vote. No write-in candidates are permitted according to the council by-laws. If you are interested in seeking a council seat you must attend the Monday, Sept. 29, meeting at 7 p.m. and make your wishes known.

Soon the new rules and entry forms for the council's Christmas lights contest will be out. They will be on hand at each council meeting and also around town. We are using entry forms this year to allow the council to include homes in the contest that are outside the urban boundaries. There is no entry fee and there will be exciting prizes. Homes will be judged on Dec. 22.

Community churches are Lyle United Methodist, 403 W Klickitat St., and Lyle Celebration Center, 715 Washington St.

Lyle history -- The Lyle Pioneer, Special Edition 1978 "Town of Lyle started as mail station in year 1859."

"Mr. Lyle was postmaster for eight years and records in the courthouse at Goldendale show he was elected county commissioner in June of 1870. In 1892 Mr. Lyle sold his ranch to Sir Thomas Balfour, a British Lord, of London, England. Mr. Lyle then purchased land at Camas Prairie and also many acres northwest of Lyle, north of Columbia Grange Hall, where he lived for sometime before moving to Camas Prairie. Soon after this Klickitat Landing was changed to Lyle."

If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.


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