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By Luella Dow

There is a rhyme and reason to Hal Meili

Of Cabbages and Kings


Hal Meili is a well-known man in the Cheney area for his multiple talents. He was born in Bismark, N.D. and came with his family to Spokane when he was six years old.

Now, right here it’s up to you to keep Meili’s secret. You see, he wanted a job with the Forest Service and boldly told them he was 18.“They never checked my age,”he said. Now you know and you must promise to never tell.

Meili worked hard for the Forest Service and put himself through college fighting fires. One thing he knew for absolute surety, he would never become a teacher. His buddy had another idea. He said...

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