Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Mildred Lykens, 365-0060
Barbara Sexton, 365-5374
The next Community Council meeting is Monday, Sept. 28. Prosecuting Attorney Tim O'Neil and Chief Criminal Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Craig Juris will be on hand to discuss some problems that are occurring in Lyle. Marc Thornsbury and Roger Ford will also be there to update the community on what is happening at the Port of Klickitat.
If you are interested in running for one of the open council positions, this will be the last date you can declare. Elections will be held at the November meeting and the newly elected members will begin serving in January. The community also needs to be thinking about requests for the EDA grants, and have them ready to be presented at the October council meeting. The top two, chosen by the council, will then be sent on to the county for consideration.
The local Sundowners RV Club camped at Boardman State Park this past weekend. Mildred said it was a beautiful weekend. There were eight rigs camped there, 17 members and one guest. Several new puppies were introduced by their owners and got to share in the campout.
Don't forget the Twin Bridges Museum will continue to be open on Thursday evenings from 5-8 p.m. Come and enjoy learning about the history of your community.
There is a lot of illness going around, so be sure to check with neighbors to see if there is anything they need, or something you can do for them. It's hard to be ill, and cook or shop for yourself.
Excerpts from the book "Early History of Klickitat County" by Jim Attwell, 1977: "Captain Jensen homesteaded some tillable land nearby and he hired an Indian named Tumula to build a rock fence around a meadow, after giving the Indian instructions about how the rock should be arranged. The foxy old buck, in turn gave the instruction to his squaws who competed the fence."
"Fred Smith who lived here many years and operated the ferry, told about the early cattlemen swimming their cattle across the Columbia River just below here. They would drive the cattle into the river at Craiges Point and swim them to an island in the center of the river, and here let them rest awhile and then force them into the river again and swim them over to the north bank."
I've learned:...that when you plan to get even with someone, you are only letting that person continue to hurt you.