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Light work with many hands

Lyle News for May 27

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Lyle Newscasters

Mildred Lykens, 365-0060

Barbara Sexton, 365-5374

We're here to tell you how proud we are to live in this community! Saturday, at the cemetery clean up, there were between 60 and 70 volunteers to make "light work of many hands." A crew of men had been there a couple days earlier to empty barrels, and pick up limbs to make mowing easier. At least 50 came to the potluck lunch and meeting. This was the largest participation ever. After the hours put in at the cemetery, it was very noticeable that the local Good Sam RV group was not too tired to set out again, as they were seen picking up trash along the old highway and Balch Rd. Only in small town America do you see this expression of pride!

April saw the Good Samer's Del and Jean Brashers, and Jim and Eileen Brashers helping at the State Good Sam meeting in Lynden. This group is not all about work though as 13 rigs met in May at Beacon Rock Resort for games, visiting, and good food. The next meeting will find the group at the Evan's Ranch in Goldendale. In June they will caravan to Ione, Ore., for the annual Ione Auction.

The new Balfor-Klickitat Park will have a ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening on Saturday, June 5. Smokey the Bear will be in attendance as well as many local dignitaries. The Lyle Community Council and the Forest Service will jointly host this event.

Saturday, June 12, is the Annual 13-MILE YARD SALE. Deadline has been changed to get your location on the map to May 29. Call Joy Collins at 365-5102

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

As printed in The Goldendale Sentinel in 1960 and reprinted with their 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."

"At a very early age I came here with my parents, on a boat from The Dalles, in September 1893. There was no landing place except a sand bar."

"There was a man with a team and wagon there to meet the boat and with him we rode. There was just one seat for the driver and room for my mother. A board was supplied, across the wagon bed, and some straw for us children on the floor."

You can go anywhere you want if you look serious and carry a clipboard.


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