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Many On Hand For Friday Dedication

Lyle News for May 4

By the

Lyle Newscasters

Mildred Lykens, 365-0060

mildred@gorge.net

Barbara Sexton, 365-5374

madison@gorge.net

Dignitaries from the PUD, Gray & Osborn (engineer of the project), Department of Ecology, Lyle Community Council and the Construction Company of the new "state of the art" Waste Water Treatment plant were on hand Friday for its dedication. Several short speeches were presented and then the group of over 30 broke in to small groups to tour the new facility. This plant was mandated by the Department of Ecology and became a reality after several grants were obtained. It came in under budget and under the deadline. The new plant has an in-house generator that will take over if the community suffers a power outage and the testing equipment is used for several communities in the county. The costs of that service are prorated out for the amount of usage of each community. The group then moved on to The Lyle Hotel where the staff had prepared a table of finger foods and a beautiful cake in honor of the occasion.

Are you interested in a vacation exchange with a couple that lives on a remote homestead about 25 miles from Kodiak Island, Alaska? A couple there is interested in an exchange. They have a desire to visit our area and hike the trails around Lyle. If this is something you might like to investigate, you can visit their website at www.viekodabay.com.

Condolences go out to Wendy Hamm whose mother passed away this week in Seattle.

Lyle/Balch Cemetery clean up is set for Saturday, May 20, at 8:30 a.m. A potluck dinner will be held at the Grange about noon and the annual business meeting will follow. The Cemetery is located off the Old Highway, and on the West portion of Balch Road. Anyone interested in helping is welcome to take part. BYOT (Bring your own tools.)

Churches in Lyle are United Methodist, 403 Klickitat St, and Lyle Celebration Center, 715 Washington St.

Taken from The History of Klickitat County Washington published by Klickitat County Historical Society in 1982: "Marshall & Lillian Hamm -- Marshall and Lillian operated their business 30 years, Marshall also running the ranch as a sideline, Both were active in the community and school affairs, participating in 4-H, PTA, Commercial Club, Grange, Church, and Pioneer Days events. Lillian served several years on the school board and on the county park board."

The babbling brook would lose its song if you removed the rocks.

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