Wednesday, October 24, 2001
Joy Collins, 365-5102
Barbara Sexton, 365-5374
Are you looking for a place to spend Halloween? On Wednesday, Oct. 31, beginning at 5 p.m., Lyle Full Gospel Assembly, 7th and Washington in Lyle, is hosting a Fall Festival. This is for children under the age of 13 with games and prizes and food for all. This is a free event. Watch for the lights!!!!
At the Nov. 26 meeting of the Lyle Community Action Council an election will be held. There will be three positions on the ballot: Darla Brashers, Position #1; Glenda Lovejoy, Position #2; and Sandy Doolin, Position #7. Please come out to this meeting and get involved in your community activities.
It's time to start planning your outside Christmas decorations for the lighting contest held each year by the community council. Eligible contestants must live within the boundaries of Lyle proper. We will elaborate on this more as it gets closer to the season.
Lyle History: from a book titled "History of Klickitat County" 1982, published by Klickitat Historical Society.
Marshall and Lillian Hamm -- Memories of Marshall's early boyhood are filled with recollections of the family's frequent moves, and records show his parents moved 23 times in 23 years! Born in Pendleton, Ore., Jan. 16, 1914, he attended at least 10 schools in Oregon and Washington before graduating from Washougal High in 1934.
Marshall's parents, Fleda and Ralph Hamm finally found the spot they had been searching for, a farm near Lyle, in 1933. They eventually bought the place where lived Genevra Whitcomb, sweetheart of F.H. Balch, who wrote "Bridge of the Gods." Marshall joined them after graduation and worked with his father in various jobs during these Depression days.
During Marshall's teen years his father was a deputy sheriff in Montesano, where they lived four years. He and his sister Shirley, attended high school there, and there he met Lillian Haug, his future wife. They kept in contact after Marshall moved to Washougal. Although the Depression was in full swing, Lillian was fortunate to find secretarial work in Tacoma. In 1935 Marshall came to Tacoma, found work, and they were married December 28, 1935.
If you fill your heart with regrets of yesterday and the worries of tomorrow, you have no today to be thankful for.