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Vandals Alive, Unwelcome

Lyle News for Oct. 4

By the

Lyle Newscasters

Mildred Lykens, 365-0060

mildred@gorge.net

Barbara Sexton, 365-5374

madison@gorge.net

Posters are up concerning two council positions open for election in November. Darla Brashers and Mike Saylor are running for re-election for these two positions.

Over 45 interested would be historians from Glenwood, White Salmon, Goldendale, Hood River and Lyle attend the Lyle Twin Bridges Museum open house Sunday. They came to hear Maryhill Museum's Colleen Schaforth give a presentation and to enjoy the slides of Samuel Hill and his road building endeavors. On loan from Maryhill Museum for the next two months is a photo display of the convicts building the road from Bingen to Lyle. The museum will be open on Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. or by appointment during that time. Come and enjoy and learn some local history.

Vandalism is alive but unwelcome in our little community. The Lyle Merc experienced graffiti painted on its restroom walls, the old school had many windows broken out and the storage room broken into and graffiti painted on many surfaces, the Methodist Church had its beautiful landscaped outdoor seating area destroyed. Benches were pulled out of the ground and broken, and one of the young trees broken off midway down the trunk. The pastor says we should forgive, so we do, but let's hope the vandals have a change of heart and do no more damage to our community.

From The Dalles Optimist -- Mid Columbian, Aug 18, 1966: "'This is the worst fire season for Oregon and Washington since the mid-1880s and unless rains...critical part of the season,' said George Frey, one time US Forest Ranger now serving as Hood River County Forester and Engineer."

"Frey recalled that some of Oregon's worst forest fires have taken place in late August or early September, including the one in the Tillamook burn area where he supervised a forest service fire crew beginning in late August of 1933."

"Frey went on that 'Smoke rose to more that 30,000' in that fire and I could have read a newspaper sitting in the outlook station at night. The fire was so big there wasn't much firemen could do except hope for rain."

Humor for Lexophiles (lover of words). I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger -- then it hit me!

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