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Record Number Eat Breakfast

Lyle News for May 8

By the

Lyle Newscasters

Mildred Lykens, 365-0060

mildred@gorge.net

Barbara Sexton, 365-5374

madison@gorge.net

Lions Club served a record number (for this year) of over 230 at their Saturday morning breakfast. Seems everyone wanted to get out and enjoy the wonderful sunny morning and a good meal. (Do you suppose we can take any credit for encouraging you all to get out and share the local gossip?)

The sounds of spring: lawn mowers, weed eaters, birds, kids playing outside, the call of neighbors over the back fence. Enjoy it between the showers of rain and late snow. Soon we will be complaining of the heat, dust and high cost of summer gas.

The "Ladies" of the local Sundowners have begun a new tradition. They are planning a women-only-get-away once a month at some local restaurant. Last week found 13 of them enjoying an outing at the Windseeker's in The Dalles.

Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 17, for the Cemetery Clean-up. Meet at the cemetery about 8:30 a.m. with your tools and at the grange about noon with your appetite and a good dish for the potluck. Everyone is encouraged to come.

Also this same day the Kiteboarders Association and many volunteers are going to be cleaning up the sandbar at the mouth of the Klickitat, so that it will look better and be safer for those that enjoy the river, for kiteboarding, walking your dog, or enjoying the wild habitat.

The Song of the Rivers (a history of Lyle, Wash., by Elizabeth McDowell): "III THE FIRST 'LYLE'-- A number of decades passed after Lewis and Clark had come and gone with Sacajawea before James O. Lyle came across the Columbia River, in 1865, and stopped at Klickitat Landing. Near the mouth of the Klickitat River on property now occupied by Jim Starr, James Lyle built his first home and he and his family settled here. Others came also, and the settlement grew rapidly. When the house first built by James O. Lyle was recently torn down, newspapers dated in 1871 were found attached to the inside wall boards. James O. Lyle had come from Iowa in 1863, stopping first at Rowena, Ore., across the Columbia and there after crossing to make his home in Klickitat Landing two years later."

"By the time a man is wise enough to watch his step, he's too old to go anywhere." Billy Crystal

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