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Council Hosts Appreciation Dinner

Lyle News for May 6

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Lyle Newscasters

Mildred Lykens, 365-0060

mildred@gorge.net

Barbara Sexton, 365-5374

madison@gorge.net

The Lyle Community Council hosted an appreciation dinner for county government leaders on Thursday, April 29. In attendance besides the council were commissioners Joan Frey, Don Struck, Ray Thayer, sheriff Chris Mace, also in attendance were Kathy Norton and Danny Frey. The evening began with Terry Mills, as master of ceremonies, reviewing a list of projects, that with the help of the county EDA grants, the community has accomplished ie: the Lion's club building, fire hall, playground, community cleanup, and chip site. We have several parks in the area: Catherine Creek, Balfour Day Use Site, Rails to Trails and Doug's Beach. Terry questioned how Lyle might generate income from the tourist use of these attractions? A short video showing several of the above-mentioned topics were shown. He also noted the new home and business constructions in Lyle and other improvements since our last dinner together a year and a half ago. Everyone enjoyed the luscious dinner Darla had prepared and the remainder of the evening was spent in discussions of many items of interest to the community. Terry summarized by asking the question, "How best can we proceed to work together for the betterment of the community and the county?"

May 22 is The Lyle-Balch Cemetery annual clean up day, beginning at 8:30 a.m. At noon, a potluck lunch will be held at the grange hall and will be followed by the annual cemetery business meeting. Everyone is welcome to come and share in the labor and repast.

The date has been set -- Saturday, June 12, for the annual 13-MILE YARD SALE. Deadline to get your location on the map is May 22. Call Joy Collins at 365-5102

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

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

"Upon Hood receiving patent for the land he made demand for payment of the Cemetery Association at $100.00 per acre. See his letter in back of By-Laws Book. Offer of $50.00 for 5 acres was made to Hood who would not accept it. This land is practically useless for cultivation, just pasture land. Hood transferred his place to his brother Victor Hood and left the country. Victor has renewed demands for payment thru an attorney in Portland for $100.00 for the 2 1/4 acres in the cemetery."

Until further notice "Hell" is closed, due to the fire. (Seen on a bumper sticker).

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