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Lyle News

Twin Bridges Museum hosting open house

By the

Lyle Newscasters

Mildred Lykens, 365-0060

mildred@gorge.net

Barbara Sexton, 365-5374

madison@gorge.net

The Full Throttle Coffee shop has reopened this week with new owners. Mike and Angie Sayler are taking on this business so as a community let's support them and congratulations.

Colleen Schafroth the director of Maryhill Museum will narrate a display of photos of the convicts building a road between Lyle and Bingen. The Twin Bridges Museum will host an open house this Sunday, Sept. 30, at 3 p.m. The museum will have the exhibit on loan from Maryhill for about two months and will be open Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. during that time. Remember anyone donating $25 or more, now thru December, will become charter sponsors and have their name engraved on a plaque that will be on permanent display in the museum.

It has been reported that Jim Titus took a tumble and now is sporting a cast on his broken ankle.

Condolences to Nada McMurrin who's brother John Clark passed away this past week in Salem, Ore. The family held private services and asked that any donations be made to Hospice.

Council and cchool sponsored free movies will begin again in October. Watch for the posters noting date, time and title for the first movie. Posters will also be up concerning two council positions open for election in December. Please note the cut off date to declare, and information needed if you are interested in running.

Don't forget 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 (509) 767-1132.

From The Dalles Optimist -- Mid Columbian, Aug 18, 1966: "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."

"A stiff west wind made the fire difficult to control, but it died down during the night and the workers took advantage of eight Cats for fire lines and other duties.

One crew came from the honor camp at Randal, some distance from Lyle, and others from Larch Mountain, and Washougal. All brought their own tents and mess kitchens."

"Firemen also were supplied by the Glenwood and Goldendale stations of the Department of Natural Resources, and a fire team was sent by the department’s station at Elbe."

My idea of housework is to sweep the room with a glance.

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