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Lyle GOP attend Underwood picnic

Lyle News for August 31

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Lyle Newscasters

Mildred Lykens, 365-0060

Barbara Sexton, 365-5374

Many local residents attended the Grand Old Picnic in Underwood on Sunday to get to know and hear several of the candidates who are running for election this year. There was wonderful food and a huge raffle, which was won by a visitor from Alaska. Proceeds from the raffle will be contributed to candidates from both Klickitat and Skamania counties. Don't forget that several offices will be decided at the primary on Sept. 19 so, yes, your vote is important. The primary election will once again be held in the Methodist Church, but will be moved upstairs. So when you come to vote park in the upper lot and come in the door with the cross on it. This entrance is handicap accessible.

Hope you all were able to attend the Klickitat County Fair this past weekend. Congratulations to all the 4-H winners from Lyle and surrounding areas.

For the last time -- Lyle-Klickitat-Wishram Middle School Football practice will begin August 29. For information call Don Smith (541) 354-4027 or (541) 354-4041.

Churches in Lyle are United Methodist: 403 Klickitat St. and Lyle Celebration Center: 715 Washington St.

Lyle Ferry History (from notes that have been donated to the Lyle Twin Bridges Museum): "James O. Lyle started the Lyle Ferry in 1878. It was closed for a period of years but records show that in 1921 Andrew Person was operating a ferry -- a 10 x 24 barge with sail as well as engine power, in addition to the above ferry operators Frank Jarvis, Homer James, a Mr. Salisbury and Jesse Juit (who at the time this was written) still lives in Lyle. A leeboard down in the current (something like a rudder) as well as the use of the sail helped get the barge across the river. Horses were frightened when the sails flapped in the wind and were hard to control. One way to get to The Dalles from Lyle was to cross the ferry and take the train into The Dalles. The highway East of Lyle did not come till many years later."

A good exercise for the heart is to bend down and help another up.


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