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Lyle News for Oct. 18

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Lyle Newscasters

Mildred Lykens, 365-0060

Barbara Sexton, 365-5374

No news as to when the free movies will begin again nor whether the burn ban has been lifted for the Lyle area.

Sundowners News: Wagon Master Delbert Brashers guided each of the nine rigs into their designated spots at Timberlake RV Park near Home Valley this past weekend. Election of officers was held: Dennis Clark, president; Mark McNair, vice president; and John Banks, secretary/treasurer. This weekend was a no host event and all enjoyed playing cards and dominos. Mildred Lykens and Rena Engles were guests for the weekend. Driving in for Saturday potluck were Alta Shields and Mike Monahan.

Twin Bridges Museum is open Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. during October and November and has welcomed visitors each night it was open. Many have enjoyed the exhibit on loan from Maryhill and the museum displays. The museum may also be open by appointment by calling 365-0060 and making arrangement.

Two council positions are open for election at the November council meeting. Darla Brashers and Mike Saylor are running for re-election for these two positions. (By-laws state that elections must be advertised for 60 days.)

From The Dalles Optimist -- Mid Columbian (Aug. 18, 1966): "Writer Tells Of 'Miracle' That Spared Town From Flames." (The following story on the grassland fire that flared in Lyle Friday, endangering the town and country side, was written by Elizabeth D. McDowell, of Lyle, once a rural news reporter for the Kansas City Star, and other newspapers in Missouri as Elizabeth Schumann.)

"LYLE---Fire raced across tender dry stubble on the eastern outskirts of the little village of Lyle on Friday afternoon, and the smoke billowed high as the fire sirens sounded. A west wind blew steadily."

"Soon a large percentage of Lyle people were out -- able men and boys joining volunteer firefighters while women and children and oldsters huddled in groups along U.S. Highway 830, the town's main street."

"Business was all but suspended."

"Automobiles came and parked off the highway. There was a considerable traffic in fire trucks. Neighboring Dallesport sent in firefighting equipment to standby. A Forest Service truck arrived. "

Humor for Lexophiles (lover of words)

Did you hear about the guy whose whole left was cut off? He's all right now.


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