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Condolences To Two Families

Lyle News for June 25

By the

Lyle Newscasters

Mildred Lykens, 365-0060

mildred@gorge.net

Barbara Sexton, 365-5374

madison@gorge.net

http://lyle-wa.blogspot.com/

Condolences to the Steve Pimley family, for the loss of their son David. David died after a short bout with cancer at his home in Gresham.

Also, condolences to the family of Dave Espey. Dave lived in Lyle many years and served on the Lyle School Board for several of them. A celebration of David's life will be held at Gateway Presbyterian Church in The Dalles, at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 27.

Congratulations to all Lyle High School graduates. Also to Craig Hylton, Craig returned to school and has graduated from Columbia Gorge Community College with two degrees.

The 13+ Miles of Yard Sales had another successful run. There were about 12 sales in Lyle including the one we staffed, which was a fundraiser for the museum. Most everything sold and a good profit was made. Thanks to all who contributed items for the sale and to all who worked.

Our local Sundowners RV Club spent a relaxing weekend at Toll Bridge Park above Hood River. Several campers had their grandchildren with them and enjoyed the music they provided with their bongo drums.

A large group attended the school board meeting this past week, coming away with a promise of six months to work out a lease agreement on the "Old Lyle Elementary School." The group has taken the name of "OLESS" (Old Lyle Elementary School Supporters.) and the next meeting will be held there July 13. Come with your ideas and enthusiasm and let's get the ball rolling on the preservation for a Community Activity Center.

Excerpts from the book "Early History of Klickitat County" by Jim Attwell 1977: "At an early date James O. Lyle perceived that this location had advantages which would someday lead to its development into an important trade center, and in May 1878, he purchased the site of the present town from J. M. Williamson. Two years later he laid out the town and named it Lyle. In 1878 a post office had been established at that place, known as Klickitat Landing, but after the town was platted, the post office also took the name of Lyle."

Ponderisms: The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement.

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