By ROBERT S. MERRILL
A new local director of the Franklin County Soil Conservation Service is available to assist area farmers, ranchers and landowners with specific plans aimed at helping restore productivity to their lands through a variety of programs.
Bruce Lyon replaced Scott Blake several weeks ago and is now working out of the SCD office in Preston, which is part of the USDA Service Center, 93 East 800 No.
Lyon currently lives in Perry and commutes to Franklin County for his job. He and his family plan to move to the Preston area in two years when his youngest son completes his high school education at Box Elder High School.
Lyon was born in Salt Lake City. He said the family has a long tie to Franklin County and the surrounding area.
“My dad is a life-long friend to Marcel Beckstead of Clifton, and Alan Lyon, of Treasureton, is my dad’s oldest brother.
“I hunted and fished all around this area when I was a young teen. I used to stop in the late fall to my uncle Elmer and aunt Vye Palmer’s place,” he said.
“They lived in a small home north of Preston behind the old Sinclair service station.
“My fondest memories are chasing my black lab along the Bear River through Thatcher and Lago. My cousin Peggy and Sherman Wright reside in that community.”
Lyon said prior to accepting his new position with the SCS office, he traveled to Salt Lake City and surrounding towns to service lighting fixtures and related equipment.
“I’ve owned and operated a couple of companies, Lights Out? Inc. and Majestic Cleaning Services.
“I serviced a seven-year steam cleaning contract between my company and Flying J’s Corp. We covered four Western states taking care of their Travel Plazas.
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