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Donations Still Arriving At Museum

Lyle News for August 9

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Lyle Newscasters

Mildred Lykens, 365-0060

mildred@gorge.net

Barbara Sexton, 365-5374

madison@gorge.net

Up coming special events at the Lyle Hotel: Friday, Aug. 24, wine dinner with Nicholas Cole Cellars at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 1, Live Flamenco Guitar. The Lyle Hotel is open 365 days a year, serving dinner five nights a week, Wednesday through Sunday. For more information please call 365-5953. Or visit them on the web at: www.lylehotel.com

Donations of articles and sponsorships are still coming in for the Twin Bridges Museum. The museum will accept sponsorships of $25 each through December and then will prepare the plaque with the names of the sponsors. The trustees will always gladly look at items for donations to the museum. The doors of the museum can be opened by appointment. Call Terry Mills at 365-3903 or Mildred Lykens at 365-0060.

The local Sundowners are off to Ocean Park, later this week. This will be a four-to-five day campout with lots of time to visit and enjoy the beach.

The next Lyle Community Council meeting will be Monday, Aug. 27. If you have something you would like to see on the agenda or someone you would like to hear speak at the meeting, please call Barbara at 365-5374.

We recently had an e-mail from Lyn and Dale Eckerty of Scottsdale, Ariz. They are looking for a family contact of the Homer and Lola James family. If you know of this family and would be willing to share your information we know they would appreciate hearing from you. Their e-mail address is: LynEckerty@cox.net

History (author unknown) -- "The Balfour Estate. The Railroad had done much advertising in Europe to encourage settlement along their lines, so in some way two young men were established by their father, Lord Thomas Balfour of England on property on the west bank of the Klickitat river, by buying the James O. Lyle ranch in 1892. Tom and Mountie Balfour, sons of the Lord were residents of the Lyle area."

"The Balfours employed no women in their house but were taken care of by Chinese houseboys. There were no hotels in Lyle so travelers expected the same service from the Balfour's but this finally caused the help to revolt."

A conscience is what hurts when all your other parts feel gooooooood!

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