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Lyle News

Community comes alive for big sale

By the Lyle Newcasters

Barbara Sexton, 365-5374

madison@gorge.net

Mildred Lykens, 365-0060

mildred@gorge.net

Lyle was alive this weekend and it seemed like old times. There were crowds on every corner searching out bargains at each stop along the way of the 13-mile yard sale.

The day began at the Lions Club for homemade cinnamon rolls and coffee and ended in Klickitat with a hot dog or hamburger. I (Barb) know that I, for one (of many), found several treasures that I couldn't live without.

The roar of the motorcycles as they made their way from Glenwood to Goldendale on their Poker Run echoed up and down the canyons. All in all it was a successful day and I bet the plans are soon underway for next year's event.

Larry and Mary Sorensen and family, and sisters Mildred and Joyce traveled to Seattle this weekend. A family 50/50 celebration was held in honor of Larry and Mary's 50th anniversary and the 50th birthday of Ron Cox, Joyce's son.

The next Community Council meeting is June 28. We encourage you to attend and get involved. PUD will be in attendance to answer your questions.

Community Churches

Lyle United Methodist, 403 W Klickitat St. Bible Study is held Sunday from 9:15-10:15 a.m., and church services follow at 10:30. Plans are in the works for the church's Centennial Celebration to be held Sept. 26.

Lyle Celebration Center, 715 Washington St. Sunday services at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday evening schedule is as follows: Bible Study, Youth, Missionettes Club (girls) & Explorer Club (boys) at 6:30.

As printed in The Goldendale Sentinel in 1960 and reprinted with its permission -- "Lyle Early Days Outlined by Historical Society Editor's note: The following account of early Lyle History was presented by Mrs. Kamma Sorensen Clark at the Klickitat County Historical Society meeting at Columbia Grange Hall, Lyle, Jan. 16.

"The Chamberlains lived at the top of the hill just above the Klickitat and their children also attended school here. There are very few left of us old school left. The Balch School was the next schoolhouse and after they began building the Goldendale railroad a small school was built down next to the river.

"Store, Hotel Opened

At about that same time, 1904 I think it was, a man by the name of Elkins opened a store down near the river, and a hotel was built by John Kure and wife. A farmer, Mr. Daffron, built a livery stable and transported the newcomers out to Timber Valley, to which many came to take homesteads."

Be humble and polite but don't let anyone push you around. (from "Life's little Instruction Book")

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