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Lyle Gets Two Eda Grants

Lyle News for March 18

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Lyle Newscasters

Mildred Lykens, 365-0060

mildred@gorge.net

Barbara Sexton, 365-5374

madison@gorge.net

Lyle has been awarded both EDA grants asked for. The fire department received the $1500 it sought to update its equipment and the Lions Club received the $600 it needed to repair the slide at the playground.

Our community motto is still up in the air with concerns brought to the board of other areas in the Gorge using something very similar. It is still to be determined with further investigations.

Folks...I can't believe you let me down. Out of over 650 surveys sent out we received only 36, falling short of the 50 I needed for that lunch bet. I could have sworn more "Lyleites" cared about the future of their community. I'm not a sore loser, just disappointed. So I bow to the experts that warned me that no one really takes the time to put pen to paper, or attend a meeting, even if it is for a good cause. Those of you that DID answer....my hat is off to you and I thank you for your caring enough. The results will be announced at the March 22 7 p.m. meeting of the Lyle Community Council. Also on the agenda that evening is the PUD to once again discuss the water/wastewater rates.

Just a few more weeks folks. The Annual Spring Cleanup is April 9 and 10 this year. The drop off point will be at the bus sheds downtown Lyle as usual. If you need help with appliance pickup or have questions please call Joy at 365-5102.

A meeting was held at the Lyle Merc. to launch the plans for this year's Lyle Pioneer Days. There is a consensus that perhaps the name could be changed and there could be a collaboration of the council and last year's pioneer committee to enlarge and enhance the celebration. If interested in joining the planning contact Ward Cockeram at 365-9564

If you want your neighbors to read about what is going on in your organization, the success of its latest endeavor, or the need for more committee involvement, let us know and we may be able to reach just the right person for just the right job. Call or email either of us your news.

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

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

"The present location of the cemetery was first used for a burial place as early as 1883, and was located on Government land and was called "The Pine Tree Cemetery." It was incorporated Oct. 6, 1902, receiving a certificate from the State of Washington as the "Lyle Cemetery," and given authority to aquire title to the present site, and adjoining land as may be needed not to exceed 20 acres in all. Such land to be used excluseively for burial purposes and not for profit of any member or members of this association. To plot and layout and to make rules and regulations for the disposition of the land as the association may deem proper for a burial place for the dead."

It is hard to understand how a cemetery can raise its burial costs and blame it on the higher cost of living.

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