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Looking At Establishing Museum

Lyle News for April 22

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Lyle Newscasters

Mildred Lykens, 365-0060

mildred@gorge.net

Barbara Sexton, 365-5374

madison@gorge.net

Members of the Lyle Community met with Klickitat's Museum board members this past week. Klickitat may have to move the location of its museum items, which opened the doors to a discussion of a joint historical museum located in Lyle. Since a Lyle Museum was high on the list of the recent Lyle survey results, this is an opportunity worth researching. If this is something you might be interested in working on please contact the Lyle Community Council.

April 26 is the next meeting of the council at the Lyle Lion's Community Center at 7 p.m. The council extends a welcome to everyone to attend the meeting and get involved in the activities.

The Lyle-Balch Cemetery clean up will be held May 22, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Let's all work together to get the cemetery spruced up in honor of our loved ones for Memorial Day. A noon potluck will be held at the grange followed by the annual cemetery business meeting.

Your June calendar should be marked for the Annual 13-mile Yard Sale. The date has been set for Saturday, June 12. Call Joy Collins at 365-5102 if you want the location of your yard sale included on the map.

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

Plans are in the works for the Lyle United Methodist Church's Centennial Celebration to be held Sept. 26.

History -- Lyle Cemetery, Klickitat County, Lyle, and Washington as written by J.E. Smith, chairman Board of Trustees, Sept.29, 1917.

"The opinion that Mr. Jones had the right to deed this tract out of his homestead was given by the attorney general. The error made here was in not securing the 20 acres as the association had the prior right. The government under the act of Sept. 30, 1890 had given that right on government land within 3-mile limit of towns for burial purposes. Mr. Eirich next sent the deed to the land office at Vancouver, Wash. for record. The registrar returned it saying he had no books provided for the purpose of registration. In his letter of Jan. 5, 1903 Mt. Eirich, the President wrote again to the land office, with much the same results. The mistake made here was in not taking it up with the Sec. of Interior who would have given the authority to have settled it immediately."

Is it true that the only difference between a yard sale and a trash pickup is how close to the road the stuff is placed? Unknown

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