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Many Hands Make Little Work

Lyle News for May 27

By the

Lyle Newscasters

Mildred Lykens, 365-0060

lykensme@embarqmail.com

Barbara Sexton, 365-5374

madison@gorge.net

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

The Lyle Balch Cemetery clean up, this past Saturday, was well attended and by 11 a.m. the cemetery was mowed, weeded and looking good for the upcoming Memorial Day. Fewer attended the potluck and business meeting but much business was taken care of and a good meal was served. Thanks to all who worked at either location. Every year working together we get so much accomplished.

On June 5, the "Old Highway Neighborhood-Watch Group" will meet at Marc and Wendy Dinnerstein's place at 9 Sauter Rd from 3 to 5 p.m. for a social get-together with finger foods. This group was formed so that neighbors could meet neighbors and help keep an eye on the properties along the Old Highway.

Vacation Bible School will be held at Lyle Celebration Center, June 21-25, from 9 a.m. to noon, for ages 4 through 6th grade (fall of 2010). Call 365-3971, for more information. The theme is "Sonquest Rainforest."

The last Sundowner's RV campout was held at The Celilo campground on the Deschutes River. There were five rigs and two members that came to share the Saturday activities. They all enjoyed the good weather. Their next outing is at Toll Bridge up Highway 35.

History (Pioneer Days much better than Atomic Ages, says Ira Rowland --not sure what paper this is from): "They never caught the outlaws. It is believed they buried the money on Mt. Adams. it is probably there yet."

"It reminds me of an old pine tree down on Major Creek. It was marked with a big letter "A." We all wondered what it meant. Some thought it was an Indian mark. However, it wasn't."

"Two men had committed a robbery and had been sentenced for 20 years. When their time was up they went to E. V. Hewitt and borrowed a pick and shovel. Then they measured off a distance of 75 or a 100- ft. from the tree and dug up the money they had stolen. They tied it on a pole and it was all they could do to carry it off. Hewitt's and the Will Spencer's and all my family walked over that buried treasure many a time."

Did you know?

Ants, ants, ants, everywhere. Well, they are said to never cross a chalk line. So, get your chalk out and draw a line on the floor or where ants tend to march. See for yourself.

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