Joy Collins, 365-5102
Barbara Sexton, 365-5374
The Lyle Community Action Council hosted the Forest Service at its meeting on May 28. The topic was the proposed park on the Starr property. Virginia Kelly, Mike Ferris, and other Forest Service personnel presented the three alternatives they are considering for development. Public comment period is open and the Forest Service will accept written comments through June 17. Send your comments to USFS, 902 Wasco Avenue, Suite 200, Hood River, Ore., 97031. You could also view the three alternatives at the USFS office.
Greg Colt is sponsoring a contest to come up with a "Town Slogan" for Lyle. Put on your thinking caps and drop your entry in the containers that will soon be around town. Seattle is called "The Emerald City", Portland "The Rose City", and Lyle the --------. Deadline is Oct. 1 and the winner will be announced at the Chili Cookoff, Oct. 19, and will receive a $50 gift certificate to the Lyle Hotel, compliments of Greg Colt. Lyle residents of any age can participate.
Visitors from Houston, Texas, are Tim and Jenny Gould. Tim grew up in Lyle and is visiting his mother Sylvia Gould, grandmother Maude Gibbs, his brothers and sisters and friends. Jenny had the experience of picking and eating her first really fresh strawberry out of Sylvia's garden.
Burlington Northern Railroad is holding a public meeting June 5, at the Lyle Community Center, at 6 p.m. The meeting is to receive public comment on its proposed closure of the Depot Road crossing on the West End of Lyle Point.
"Bottoms Up Espresso" is open for business. There are lots of tasty drinks, hot and cold, on the menu and excellent ice cream items, etc.,etc., Stop by and try some of these goodies. Hours are 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays. Hours are different on weekends so check that out when you stop for your Vanilla Latte or Smoothee.
Just a reminder: The chip site is open for spring. Dispose of your brush and limbs at this site, recycle all that you can and let's see if we can do away with burn barrels.
June's Lyle Community Action Council meeting is Monday, the 24th.
Lyle History: As published in the Ruralite September 1974.
"The Walls' most unusual pet is "Old Gobbler." A four-year-old white and bronze turkey, he proudly proclaims in gobbler dialect that he runs the whole place, and Edna laughingly admitted, 'we just keep him 'cause he's Tim's pet'."
"But all of the animals know they must stay out of the garden. All 100'x 35' of it was spaded by Tim who is still great with the shovel, and all of it is weed-free because of Tim's diligence with the hoe."
Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.