Wednesday, August 15, 2001
Joy Collins, 365-5102
Barbara Sexton, 365-5374
Even though it was hot enough to fry eggs on the cement, about 100 dedicated Lyleites turned out to celebrate the opening of "THE LYLE PARK PLACE". Hannah Goodenough was the winner of the Name the Park Contest. She cut the ribbon and was awarded a bicycle helmet donated by the Glenn Wood family of Lyle.
Don Smith was master of ceremony, Danielle Stavaas sang the Star Spangled Banner, very short speeches were given by commissioner Joan Frey, Dana Peck of the EDA board, Bill Schmitt Lyle School District board member, and Barbara Sexton who spoke on the history of the old school.
Hot dogs, soft drinks, chips, and snow cones helped to make the heat tolerable. Resi Howard painted lots of children's faces including some adult kids. There were a few games for the little ones, but the new equipment was the center of fun.
Lyle thanks each and every one of you for your help and participation in making THE LYLE PARK PLACE a reality and thank you The Enterprise for covering the opening.
The Kitchen family wishes to thank the Lyle First Responders and Skyline Ambulance for their rapid assistance to a family emergency last week.
Lyle Community Action Council holds its next meeting Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Lyle Lions Community Center. The council is planning a candidates' night. This is your chance to meet and question those running for office.
Lyle History: Lyle Pioneer Days Newspaper, Memorial Weekend, 1984: Bill Brashers Family. William H., born March 3, 1908, at Ione, Ore., was the second of four children of Watt and Mattie Head Brashers. The others were Agatha (1904), Gladys (1913), and Claude S. (1915).
Bill married Dorothy Murphy, a Hood River girl at Goldendale, May 21, 1929. She was the last of five children of Byron L. and Lillie Powell Murphy: Vera Clair (1866), Dr. R. F.(1888), Dr. L.L. (1891), Lois Lenora (1904), and Dorothy (October 28, 1909).
Bill and Dorothy were parents of four sons: twins Walter Donald and Delbert William (November 22, 1930), James Dale (April 1l, 1934) and Thomas Joe (August 26,1945).
By the time of their marriage the big Depression was just getting a start. At first he worked at anything he could find -- construction, truck driver, mechanic, fruit packer, logging, and cutting wood.
Bill got a team-logging contract at Pedee, Ore. in February 1931. After spending all the money he had buying teams and equipment, and moving, the mill went broke and he could collect nothing. He and Dorothy had twin boys but no money, no credit, and no relief of any kind. The prospect was rough.
Life is short. If you don't look around once in a while, you might miss it.