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By Mildred Lykens
Lyle News 

Gorge Grown to go year-round


October 3, 2018

As promised, I’m adding a little more about fresh produce and because I feel nutrition is a priority for good health, and I want you readers around a long time. The Gorge Grown Food Network’s Mobile Farmers Market has been such a success this summer that they are planning to make it a year round project, as they are working with local farmers to increase their vegetable production. The veggie van will be stocked with seasonal produce and at its current community locations through October and will have winter location details coming soon.

In reading the very informative Dallesport Newsletter, I found an article about the “Mt. Adams Transportation New Fixed Bus Routes.” What got my attention are the routes. Am I missing something here? I’ll let you be the judge. “Mt. Adams Transportation Service has a fixed bus route for all residents that goes from White Salmon to Bingen to Hood River, making roughly 10 loops to designated bus stops a day. The bus will run from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, and the fare will cost $1; children under six are free. A second route that goes from Goldendale to The Dalles began on Sept. 4.” Did you catch my concern? Where does that leave Lyle? They breeze by on both sides as if we don’t exist. Makes me feel like a neglected stepchild.

Since we’ve had no precipitation to speak of, the county burn ban has been extended until at least Oct. 12, and that is entirely understandable. Folks, just hold off on that outdoor burning until we get some moisture in the ground.

Ready, aim, fire. For those interested in the Small Arms Range being constructed near the intersection of Highway 14 and 197, it is about 30 percent complete, with a plan for opening around Dec. 1. Additional safety measures are being created so that bullets will not leave the range. It will hold five pistol and 10 rifle positions. The Sheriff’s Posse as well as other trained volunteers will be staffing it. I am looking forward to this!

It’s nearing that time of year to take up the pen and fill in the box next to the candidate who you think will serve the public best. It’s hard to make the choice when they would rather slur their opponent instead of just declare their personal platform. I personally vote for the person, not the party, and the issue has to be what I believe would do the most good for the majority of Americans. What I’m getting at is, I VOTE. My candidate, or issue, may not win, but I at least expressed my opinion. I hope you do too.

Another month has come and gone, and autumn is beginning to show God’s art. When going for your Saturday drive, do it on a full tummy. Make your first stop between 7 and 10 a.m. at the Lions Club First Saturday Breakfast. Good food, good prices, great organization.


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