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Lyle News for April 23

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Mildred Lykens, 365-0060

Barbara Sexton, 365-5374

Clean up...a huge success! Four 50 yard dumpsters and probably two semi-trailer loads of metal were removed from the Lyle area. Many raffle tickets were turned in at the Twin Bridges Museum. So it was a two-fold day, the clean-up and lots of "new" visitors to the museum. If you haven't been called, check out the Lyle Blog (see address above) for the names of the winners. Thanks to all the workers, and contributors for another terrific clean-up project. Joy Collins deserves a huge thank-you as she has chaired this event for the last 12 years and it just gets larger each year.

The local Sundowners RV Club spent Easter weekend at the Tygh Valley Fairgrounds. The families in the six rigs attending, enjoyed wonderful weather and spending time with friends.

"The River Peoples Cultural Event" is quickly approaching. It will occur at Lyle Park Place on Friday, May 15, from 3 to 8 p.m. Taking part will be the River People Native Americans with free native food, dancing, drumming and story telling. As guests there will be 25 Chinese with their interpreters. Several of the Lyle community are on the committee. The Twin Bridges Museum will also be open. This event is a union of the near-by Native Americans and the residents of the area. Be sure to mark the calendar and bring your children, camera and appetite. This will be an event to remember!!

Clean-up for the Lyle-Balch Cemetery is on the calendar for the next day, Saturday, May 16, at 8:30 a.m., followed by the annual potluck and business meeting at noon at the Columbia Grange Hall.

Excerpts from the book "Early History of Klickitat County" by Jim Attwell 1977: "When the vote to move the county seat to Goldendale carried, there was no courthouse in the county, court having been held in a rented building, but as soon as it was decided that Goldendale was to be the county seat, the settlers in the valley determined to erect a courthouse. As the county was still but sparsely populated, the tax payers had no desire to settle any large indebtedness upon the county, and it was therefore decided to do the work by private subscription of money, materials and labor. The work was enthusiastically taken hold of by private individuals, and in due time a building valued at thirty-five hundred dollars was erected without a single dollar of expense to the county in the way of taxation; a small jail of two cells was also built. The buildings were at that time among the best in Washington Territory, which had not yet experienced its period of phenomenal development."

Ever wonder...why is it that Doctors call what they do " practice"?


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