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By Mildred Lykens
Lyle News 

Cemetery battles grey diggers


Last Saturday the Lyle/Balch Cemetery was buzzing with the annual work day volunteers who came to spruce up the grounds before all the visitors on Memorial Day. Everyone either held a rake, scrub brush or shovel in their gloved hands. I know the trees make a welcoming ambiance to the grounds but they sure know how to create more work from their acorns, oak leaves and pine needles. Also the many grey diggers that have dodged the different ways used to eradicate them. They are damaging the foundations of many tombstones; but the battle is not over and I’m sure the caretaker will persevere.

Afterwards the group gathered for a catered lasagna entrée from Beneventi’s and potluck side dish...

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