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Lyle News for Nov. 23

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Lyle Newscasters

Mildred Lykens, 365-0060

Barbara Sexton, 365-5374

Four guests joined 22 members of the Sundowners for their November dinner at the Road Stop Restaurant in The Dalles. Their next dinner will be potluck at the Columbia Grange Hall on Dec. 10 with turkey as the main dish.

Guest speaker at the Community Council meeting this Nov. 27 will be Mike Cannon, the new head of the County EDA Department. The Council will hear the presentations of those seeking EDA Grants in January. It also is election night for the Council with Terry Mills, Mildred Lykens and Scott Putnam all running for council positions.

"The Polar Express" is coming Dec. 2 for your entertainment. This will be the third Free Movie Night hosted by the council. It is held at the school cafeteria, where there will be treats for all who attend. Parents are responsible to be there at the end of the movie to pick up their children. Parents are also welcome to join their children and enjoy the movie.

It is time for High Prairie to Celebrate -- Dec. 4, at 11 a.m. is the groundbreaking ceremony for their new Fire Hall/Community Center at 703 Struck Road. Please come and help them celebrate the project and thank county commissioner Joan Frey for her help on this project. It is also an appropriate time to thank Joan for her service of 16 years of helping to make Klickitat County and High Prairie the place we love today. Joan will be retiring at the end of the year.

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

Quoted from an essay written by Marcia Hamm (probably in the 1950s): "The Balch School -- In 1900 the school district bought the church building. Later another room was added and two teachers employed. All eight grades and high school were taught in the school, until in 1929 when the seventh and eighth grades and the high school students were sent to White Salmon."

"Mrs. Lulu Hewett, grandmother of Roger and Linda Shields, taught at the school in 1904. Mrs. Dessie Hewett retired Lyle Post Mistress, also was a teacher there at one time. Some of the Balch students who still live here are Leon Dean, Frank Hewett, Clint Conklin, Stella McNabb, of the older ones. Others are Delbert and Donald Brashers, Alta Shields, Leroy Hewett, Zina Houdesheldt, and some of the Sauter family."

Wishing your days are filled with things to be thankful for!


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