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Senior volunteer honored at picnic

Lyle News for September 6

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Lyle Newscasters

Joy Collins, 365-5102

Barbara Sexton, 365-5374

A large crowd of seniors attended the Volunteer Recognition Picnic on Aug. 31, at Maryhill State Park. After a delicious picnic lunch the nominated volunteers were called up. They were Lillian and Art Dahl, Al Strunk, and Jim Havens. Also called up were the persons who nominated the above. A little bit was told about each volunteer and what they have done over the past year. Jim Havens was awarded several plaques as the Volunteer Of The Year for Klickitat County. Congratulations Jim. You can see him hard at work every Tuesday at the Senior Meals in Lyle.

We encourage you to attend the Lyle Community Action Council meeting the fourth Monday of each month, held at the Lyle Lions Community Center at 7 p.m. If any organizations in Lyle wish to apply for EDA grants this coming year, they need to be presented to the council in October. In November, the council will have two positions that are up for re-election. Glenda Lovejoy who is now secretary/treasurer -- Position #2; and Darla Brashers -- Position #1. Both are running for re-election. We welcome anyone else who might wish to run to come forward.

At the council's last meeting the PUD was in attendance and spoke to the concerns of the Lyle water customers. A candidates' night followed with many of those running for various offices, stating their views. A short business meeting followed and Sandy Doolin was appointed to the vacant Position #7 seat on the Council.

Lyle History Cont.: Pioneer Days Newspaper Memorial Weekend 1984

"Mac started buying new trucks. He had two semi-trailers built and they had brakes -- with 2 1/2" brake shoes, about the same as a Datsun has now-activated by motor vacuum. It was a straight hook-up, with stop and waste valve. The driver had plenty of time for heart failure before the brakes took hold after pulling the valve. Later, vacuum tanks, remote control valves and large brake shoes were added, making a very satisfactory system."

"About this time the Interstate Commerce Commission started talking about regulations for the trucking industry. Bill made out bills of lading for every load they had ever hauled (and probably some they hadn't). Mac took them around to the shippers and got them signed, then gave them to his lawyer to present to the ICC. The Commissioners granted him everything that he asked for and issued him 'grandfather permit #348'."

"Mac's son Walter was running a small band of sheep. Mac, Walter, and Bill formed a partnership, got financing and bought two bands of sheep (approximately 1200 ewes per band). Walt had a 'interest, Mac and Bill each'."

"The best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person." Andy Rooney


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