Wednesday, September 7, 2005
Mildred Lykens, 365-0060
Barbara Sexton, 365-5374
Visitors in Lyle this week were from Pakistan: Rosemary Hop's daughter Beth and son-in-law Arslan Hussain and two granddaughters from Washington D.C. along with his parents from Pakistan. They spent the week touring the area, admiring the windsurfers (even tried their hand at it). They purchased a salmon from a local fisherman, drove the Hood River Fruit Loop and have determined that this area is "Paradise," and are looking for vacation property in the area.
Have you noticed the "new" bare look at the Methodist Church? After the near fire disaster on the 4th of July, the decision was made to remove the Junipers and put in new landscaping. So keep your eyes peeled to the north and watch the transformation.
Checked on the progress at the "Cougar Den" only to find that the plumbing and electrical are in the final stages and will be inspected later this month. It should be open soon after that?
The Sept 26 Community Council agenda will be in next week's news. The "Meth" education night is set for Sept. 28. The Firemen's Chili Cook Off is scheduled for October; there will be the parade and once again the Children's Costume Contest. The council election will be held at the November meeting and the open positions will be announced next month.
Churches in Lyle are United Methodist, 403 Klickitat St, and Lyle Celebration Center, 715 Washington St.
Taken from a post card labeled (front of card) Scenic Fruit Farm, S. I. Stratton, Prop. Lyle Washington. "The Land Where The Rain and Sunshine Meet;" (back of card) Scenic Fruit Farm, Lyle, Washington.
Why Lyle? Because!! (first 5 of 10)
1. Lyle is the gateway to a wonderfully fertile country.
2. A more perfect geographical or picturesque location could not be found
3. This is the heart of the famous fruit belt, which stretches from Hood River on the South, through Lyle, Yakima and Wenatchee orchard districts.
4. We have a delightful climate, beautiful scenery and the purest of water.
5. We have no excesses of temperature.
Here's a phrase I heard all the time in my youth but never anymore. "Store-bought." Of course, just about everything is store-bought these days. But once it was bragging material to have a store-bought dress, or a store-bought bag of candy.