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Sundowners lose co-member, friend

Lyle News for May 3

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Mildred Lykens, 365-0060

The Sundowners RV Club lost a co-member and friend when Evelyn Russell passed away this past week. She will be missed by those who knew and loved her. She was well known in the group for always supplying homemade light bread buns for every potluck, which were as special as she was.

Hike planned for Fisher Hill to Pitt on Saturday, May 6, at 9 a.m., starting from the Lyle Trailhead. Hike Leaders are KTC board members Bev Linde and Jim Denton. It will be a strenuous, nine mile hike. It is a very scenic route along the Wild and Scenic Klickitat River. The wildflowers will abound, with balsam root, lupine, and much more. Bev will tell you about the flowers, and Jim will give you some geology. You will also see the aftermath of a fire two years ago along one section of trail. This is a one-way hike involving a car shuttle. Bring plenty of water and lunch or a snack. Pets and smoking are not allowed on KTC-sponsored events.

Plan to dust off those rakes and shovels by May 12. Lyle-Balch Cemetery workday will start around 8:30 a.m., followed by a potluck and business meeting at the Columbia Grange at noon. This is a good time to honor your passed loved ones graves by sprucing them up before the general public comes on Memorial Day. Everyone is welcome to join and pitch in for those who have no member left to remember them.

Dallesport Elementary is sponsoring a "Kindergarten Roundup" for children age five by Sept 1. It will be held in the kindergarten room at the school from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, May 11. Parents are to bring your little ones birth certificates and shot records. There will be on hand a readiness screening available as well as Headstart teachers for 3 and 4 year olds.

People interested in forming a community/parent group (like a PTO) for Lyle School District had their first meeting and will meet regularly with the board and work with them on a variety of issues. Jennifer Machado has offered to coordinate the group and can be reached at: You can also sign up to receive the School Board e-newsletter at


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