Mildred Lykens, 365-0060
Barbara Sexton, 365-5374
The Sundowners RV Club had several volunteers helping with the cemetery cleanup; several also went up the weekend before and worked. Delbert and Jean Brashers attended the state Good Sam meeting in Lynden. Nine rigs circled their wagons at Viento State Park in early May for the regular camp out, where they welcomed Richard and Gem Hynd as new members into the group. Several of them ventured out to the railroad tracks to watch the "Steam Engine" go by on Saturday. The next outing will be Toll Bridge Park in June.
Saturday, May 19, was the free movies night with about 50 children and adults enjoying a double feature of "Happy Feet" and "Night at the Museum."
Plan to attend the Community Council meeting on May 28. Commissioner David Sauter and Auditor Brenda Sorensen will both be on the agenda to discuss the closing of the polling places and the Native Americans acquiring Lyle Point. Martha England is also 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., and Lyle Celebration Center: 715 Washington St.
Excerpts from Washington Historical Quarterly (date unknown): "Mr. James Balch came to Klickitat County in 1871 but did not remain long, returning to the Willamette Valley. In 1878 the family moved to Goldendale where Mr. Balch acted as County Judge. In the fall of 1880, they moved to Lyle, settling on land west of the Whitcomb farm. The land they settled on lay on a sloping bench overlooking the Columbia River and in early spring produces an abundance of food for stock, but the soil is shallow and under laid with a rock formation, so it soon dries out and proves a disappointment to the farmer. "
How come it takes so little time for a child who is afraid of the dark to become a teenager who wants to stay out all night?