Wednesday, October 31, 2001
Joy Collins, 365-5102
Barbara Sexton, 365-5374
This seems to be a "not a whole lot of news week" so the news article will be short. We welcome any and all news you might have so please call or e-mail us.
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. There will also be guest speakers from the Washington Department of Transportation. There are a lot of unanswered questions about the tunnels, speed limits through Lyle and signage. If you are concerned about these things or others, this is your opportunity to say so.
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. Local merchants are donating nice prizes so join in the fun of making your place look festive for the holidays.
Local Sundowners held their last camp-out for 2001 last weekend at LePage Park on the Columbia River. There were 10 rigs at the camp-out and 35-plus at the Sunday dinner at Bob's Texas T-Bone in Rufus. Shirley Tanner was presented with a plaque and the September meeting was dedicated to her as she retired from 23 years as secretary and reporter for the group. The next event will be a Saturday luncheon on Nov. 10, again at Texas T-Bone.
Lyle History: from a book titled "History of Klickitat County" 1982, published by Klickitat Historical Society.
Marshall and Lillian Hamm, con't.:
They lived in Tacoma for a time, but city life was not to their liking. They left in 1936 to make Lyle their home base. Marshall worked in a sawmill, then went to work for the Union Pacific Railroad for a period of ten years. During that time they followed the job locations from Portland to Huntington, Ore. early "pioneers" in trailering! Barbara Carole was born February 18, 1939, and William Marshall was born July 24, 1942. That year they bought the ranch, which is now their home.
Opportunity arose in 1946 to buy a business in Lyle. The G & G service station. In June they purchased the business, and made the final move back to Lyle and began a new way of life. The post-war boom was on and business thrived. In 1950 they added a farm equipment dealership.
Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.