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By Mildred Lykens
Lyle News 

Reminders of things going on


August 16, 2017

Not much news but many reminders this week. First we have the Twin Bridges Museum. The staff wants to be sure that the information about their fundraising Yard Sale goes out to as many as possible, so help spread the word: Friday Aug. 18 and Saturday Aug. 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for great deals at great prices. It’s one of the ways to guarantee that the bills are paid and the expenses of the improvements are met. If you haven’t visited the museum yet, you are truly missing out. They still have many books and video equipment as well as the one-of-a-kind items for you to browse through and purchase for your very own.

Next up is the all exciting, upcoming eclipse—where do you plan to see it, miles away or in your own back yard? If you are staying close by, the Lyle School will host a pancake breakfast and solar eclipse viewing party at the school beginning at 7:30 a.m. through the eclipse, ending at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 21. Eclipse viewing glasses are available to the first 100 people. If you plan to join in, please RSVP on the district website at, so they have a head count.

And of course we can’t forget the Klickitat County Fair! So from Aug. 25 through Aug. 27, don your cowboy hat and boots and wander on over to Goldendale. Whether your interests lie in agriculture, stock, rodeo, or my favorite the sewing, photography, craft, flowers, quilting—there is bound to be something that will make you proud of your fellow neighbors. Oh, and don’t forget those food vendors. Love that basket of fries, and a visit to the fair wouldn’t be the same without a walk through the ‘political building’ with all the freebies they load you down with.

After the fair is over and the dust has settled, another exhibit will be on hand to peak your patriotism. That is what it’s all about, folks: honoring those who served without due recognition. “The Wall That Heals,” a 250-foot replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, along with a mobile Education Center, is coming to Goldendale between Aug. 31 and Sept.3 at the Klickitat County Fair Grounds and will be open 24 hours a day and free to the public. This exhibit honors the more than three million Americans who served in the U.S. Armed forces in the Vietnam War and it bears the names of the more than 58,000 men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam.

Last but not least, we have the Lyle School District still seeking community members to serve on a Facilities Improvement Advisory Committee for approximately one year. Meetings begin in September and will take place just before the monthly board meeting, 5-6 p.m., in the school library. To sign up to serve on the committee, go to


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