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Kindergarten roundup Friday; Catlink finds new home in Lyle

Lyle News


Catlink, an all-volunteer division of Rowena Wildlife Clinic, has moved its spay/neuter clinic from The Dalles to the Lyle Activity Center. The clinic processed 2431 cats last year with 204 of those from Lyle and 1146, or 69 percent, from Klickitat County. “Locating the clinic in Lyle will really support our efforts in Klickitat County and help us serve as an educational resource for responsible pet ownership” says Catlink Director, Carmen Marquez. The move supports Catlink’s mission to serve homeless and feral cats throughout the Columbia River Gorge area by providing spay/neuter and vaccinations at no charge to caregivers who are providing food and shelter for these cats. This will not be a shelter facility for unwanted cats as the clinic is not set up with a long term holding area and have no funds to provide them food or bedding. To schedule cats for spay/neuter clinic, email or call (541) 298-8253.

Jennifer Machado has offered to coordinate people interested in forming a community/parent group (like a PTO) for Lyle School District, who would meet and work regularly with the Board on a variety of issues. She can be reached at: You can also sign up to receive the School Board e-newsletter at

Herd your little ones to the “Kindergarten Roundup” (children age five by Sept 1) and corral them in the kindergarten room at Dallesport Elementary School from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, May 11. Parents are to bring their branding papers and health report (birth certificates and shot records) or you can run them through the chutes for a readiness screening which will be available. Headstart teachers will also be on hand for your three and four year olds.

Saturday, May 12, has been chosen for the Lyle-Balch Cemetery Workday, which will start around 8:30 a.m. followed by a noon potluck and regular business meeting at the Columbia Grange. Honor the resting place of passed loved ones by pulling a few weeds and raking fallen leaves before Memorial Day. Everyone is welcome to participate and get that “feel good” feeling.

Don’t forget your mother (or the mother of your children) this coming Sunday, May 13. Gorge Heritage Museum has their annual plant sale worth looking into if your special mother enjoys flora or fauna of all kinds. They usually have a large variety at an affordable price.

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