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2015
Welcome to Lind!
Home of the famous Combine Demolition Derby!



Nearly done with the derby weekend activities and will have them ready for
viewing very soon. Thanks for your patience.
If you want something you've never had, then you must do something you've never done
anonymous

What's going on in Lind?*
Harvest is coming to an end in Lind and the area. We seem to continually experience extreme heats. A tiny example of rain fell early
Sunday morning, just enough to remind us of how great it smells and how much we need moisture. You might want to
practice up on your rain dance, cuz we could all use some.


Logo designed by Mark Thorne
2015 derby photos will be available soon.
Please be patient!

Click Here for great 2014 photos of all derby activities


NEW!
pages honoring the local farmers, their history and the industry!
Agriculture
HOW MANY OF YOU REMEMBER MT. ST. HELENS AND THE DAY HER FURY BURIED US IN ASH?
It's been 35 years since she erupted in a fury that many of us still remember!
Click here for a refresher course!
Mt. St. Helens
Some fun reading while you're patiently waiting for this web site to get completed....!
These articles were taken from old Lind Leader papers and they have not been edited. Wouldn't it be great
if we could read humorous articles and light hearted stories now???
COMMUNITY NEWS
1900
A "lady" of exceedingly easy virtue and a "gentleman friend" with an inordinate supply of immaculate gall struck town one day last week. They pitched a tent up in the east end of town and hung out a red light. There was a kick made and the Deputy Sheriff gave them a pretty straight tip to the effect that Lind was a good town to get out of. They got!
1900
A local citizen took his departure to enter the Northern Indiana College of Pharmacy to be converted into a pill and powder constructor. It will take him at least a year to complete his course in college.
1901
A "lady" of exceedingly easy virtue and a "gentleman friend" with an inordinate supply of immaculate gall struck town one day last week. They pitched a tent up in the east end of town and hung out a red light. There was a kick made and the Deputy Sheriff gave them a pretty straight tip to the effect that Lind was a good town to get out of. They got.
1910
One day this week a fellow had the cast iron nerve to steal a hat belonging to our police judge. He was captured by an officer and it's presumed he will be duly executed.
1920
inches. The rain last Sunday and Monday soaked the ground up considerable and will go a long way to help the wheat crop mature. Some of the early wheat are already beginning to head out."

a local farmer living on Rattlesnake Flats brought in a specimen of this wheat to the editor which measured 42 inches high. This is just an average specimen of the 600 acres and he espects to get about 35 bushes per acre unless it is damaged by the hot weather. The farmer always seems to raise a good crop.
SPORTS NEWS
1920
The Lind Boys played a rotten game on their home ground the last week. One player from the disastrous game ended up losing nine teeth. What a game!!! As a reporter, I hate to ever see another like it.
1901
"Well, well, well; We beat Ritzville all to -------well, well well. Last Sunday the Ritzville nine and the Lind team met on the local diamond and Ritzville's hide is hanging over our back yard fence. The local team won and the Lind is "it" with a big T---baseballistically speaking. It was a snappy little scrappy little game from start to finish and the fans had continuous earsplitting 'rooting' that would strain most anything but leather lungs!!!"

HEALTH NEWS
1903
"An undisclosed name had the piles. Doctors and dollars could do him no everlasting good. DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve cured him and permanently. Invaluable for cuts, burns, bruises, sprains, eczema, tetter, and other skin diseases. Look for the name DeWitt on the package. All others are worthless, counterfeits. Sold at your local drug store."

Heard about a California girl who sent a dollar to a smart New York man in answer to his advertisement of a "Sure Cure" for freckles. He sent her the following recipe:
"Remove the freckles with a pen knife, sok them overnight in slt water, then hang them up in the smoke house in a good strong smoke made of sawdust and slippery elm bark for a week. Freckles thus treated stay cured."

WEATHER NEWS
1900
We've had a variegated assortment of cuss-provoking, weather this week. Some snow, some blow, and some great big gobs of cold!!!
1920
Can you beat it? Snow, dust, rain, and sunshine---all within an hour. Some country without a doubt.
Just a reminder: Your Lions Club calendar form
must be filled out and mailed by August 15. The date
is fast approaching, so don't miss out on having your name
on the 2016 Community Calendar & Christmas Board.
You can pick up extra forms at Jim's Market, Union Elevator, Slims and the Town of Lind.
You can also print an application from here:
Click here for the form.
You can mail your completed application to:
Lind Lions Club
%Sharon Englehart
PO Box 37
Lind, WA 99341
New in Lind!
Library at the Middle School
Click for July schedule and many activities
Obituaries will be posted for 1 month

Barbara Lou Van Buren          posted July 7, 2015
Elizabeth Marie (Betty) Thorpe          posted July 11, 2015
Vivian E. (Hough) Lutz          posted July 23, 2015
Art Hemmerling          posted July 28, 2015
Other Communities
(Want your event or activity added? Contact me.)
May, 2016  ~ Ritzville Classic Car Show
June 10, 11, 12 ~ Lind's 2016 Derby Extravaganza Weekend
  June, 2015  ~ Washtucna's Classic Auto Show
Labor Day Weekend, 2015 ~ Ritzville's Wheat Land Communities Fair
Other Community Links
May ~ Ritzville Alumni Banquet
Lind Alumni Banquet
Odessa's Deutschesfest
3rd weekend in September
email chamber@odessachamber.net
Congratulations Brian Jeske and Eric Labes!
For some very entertaining reading, CLICK HERE for some great stories from past rodeo queens and past rodeo participants!