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Lyle News for Sept. 20

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Lyle Newscasters

Mildred Lykens, 365-0060

mildred@gorge.net

Barbara Sexton, 365-5374

madison@gorge.net

Scott Smith from the county public works will speak at the Sept. 24 meeting of the community council. He will be addressing the proposed sidewalk from downtown up to the high school. The council will also host the school board candidates that night who will present their platforms.

The Dallesport PTO will be hosting an Open House and Bingo on Thursday, Oct. 4. The Open House starts at 6:30 p.m. and Bingo will begin at 7 p.m. The concessions stand will be open during this time. If there are any questions, parents can call the school at 767-1132.

Condolences to Brenda Sorensen and family whose father Jack Spring passed away early Sunday morning. Jack had made his home for the past several years at A & G Adult Foster Home here in Lyle. Jack's 93 year old sister Anna has been visiting from Lake Havasu City, Ariz., for the past several weeks.

The Twin Bridges Museum will host an open house Sunday, Sept. 30 at 3 p.m. The main exhibit will be of the photos of the convicts building a road between Bingen and Lyle and will be narrated by Colleen Schafroth the director of Maryhill Museum. We will have the exhibit on loan from Maryhill for about two months and hope to be open one or two afternoons a week during that period.

From The Dalles Optimist -- Mid Columbian, Aug 18, 1966: "Cause of the fire was listed as "unknown," but rumors persisted in Lyle the probable cause was a truck hauling farm machinery. It was heard to backfire before several small fires broke out along the highway. First casualties of the fire, which sent the Lyle Volunteer Fire Department into action immediately, were two small houses that had been moved to a city lot but were unoccupied. At about 4 a.m., Saturday, an empty hay barn about 1/2 mile distant caught fire from a sudden flare-up in the grass and was burned to the ground, said Klickitat County Deputy Sheriff Robert Simpson, stationed at Lyle."

"Several large ranches were on the perimeter of the fire when it was brought under control but were not damaged."

Do what you can, for who you can with what you have, and where you are.

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