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Firehouse sale has it all

Lyle News for May 17

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Lyle Newscasters

Mildred Lykens, 365-0060

Barbara Sexton, 365-5374

The Eighth Annual High Prairie Firehouse Sale will be May 19 and 20 at 704 Centerville Hwy. Times are Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will a raffle of two colorful designer quilts. For sale will be new and used household and garden items, antiques, furniture, plants, crafts and lots more. Best of all will be Myrin's famous bratwurst and lots of homemade baked goods from the kitchens of those great High Prairie cooks.

Saturday, May 19, will be free movies night with a double feature of "Happy Feet" at 6:00 p.m. and "Night at the Museum" at 7:45. The location is as always the Lyle Middle School Multi Purpose Room.

Don't forget the Community Council meeting on May 21. Martha England is on the agenda to tell about her new endeavors for the kids of the community and her new Mexican Restaurant. The council is still looking for community participation in the next Lyle Newsletter "To the Point" which will go to press in late June.

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

Excerpts from Washington Historical Quarterly (date unknown): "Mr. Lyle was also the first postmaster and first store keeper. His wife died in 1887. His daughter, Mrs. Ira Hewitt, died in June 1909, leaving 4 children besides an adopted daughter. Mr. Lyle's death occurred late in the fall of the same year, 1909. A son George W. Lyle, is still living. A bachelor commonly spoken of as "Julius," located further back from the river and engaged in sheep raising in 1867. Jessie Snider and family came to Lyle in 1880, taking land northeast of the Whitcomb farm. Four sons and three daughters came with the parents. The only one of these remaining in that section now is George Snider, who has large holdings in orchards and land. One son is a minister, one daughter is Mrs. George Lyle, another is Hattie Hinshaw. The father, mother and one daughter are buried in the cemetery near Pine Hill."

A good time to keep your mouth shut is when you're are in deep water.


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