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Lyle News for February 26

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Lyle Newscasters

Mildred Lykens, 365-0060

Barbara Sexton, 365-5374

Eric and Karrisa Hamm are the proud parents of baby Lillian Elizabeth, who arrived on Feb. 18, 2004 -- same day as great aunt Barbara's birthday. She is honored to have the names of her two great-grandmothers. Lillian Hamm and Elizabeth Albright. Bill and Wendy Hamm are the new baby's grandparents.

Beads, bangles, and boas adorned the 20 red hats worn by the Red Hat Mamas for their birthday luncheon. Peggy from Klickitat and Barbara from Lyle were the two birthday girls this month. Lunch was Wednesday, Feb. 18, at the cafe in White Salmon.

Via e-mail from Cal Edwards Republican Party Treasurer, "A pooled Republican caucus will be held on March 9 from 8 to 9:30 p.m. at the Lyle High School. All Republicans from Lyle, East Lyle, North Dalles, West Klickitat, River, Appleton, High Prairie and East Klickitat voting precincts are encouraged to attend. This is one opportunity for you to become involved in the grassroots of your government's future. For more information call Cal Edward at 365-3563."

Are you getting prepared for the annual Spring Clean up set for April 9 and 10 this year? This will be your chance to do your spring-cleaning and dump the trash for a token donation. There will be trucks to pick up appliances and scrap metal. We will give you more information, as the time gets closer.

It's not too soon to begin planning for the 13-mile yard sale coming up in June. While you are doing your spring-cleaning look for your disposable items that could be a treasure for others.

Mildred is still anticipating the free lunch she wins if the council receives 50 or more completed surveys. Help her win by returning your survey as soon as possible.

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

History -- Since the Lyle United Methodist Church will celebrate 100 years this year, we thought we would print its history.

In August 1953 a house was purchased from Henrietta Mogren for a parsonage, with the Rev. Groth the first pastor to use it. Improvements were made to the parsonage at the same time the church was improved. Resident pastors served the church from 1952 until 1970. The Methodist Conference then yoked Lyle with another church, to be served by a two-station pastor. From then to present "1981" the church has been served by a pastor who resides in Stevenson and serves both churches.

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