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CLE e January 16, 2014 I The Lovell Chronicle I 3 Senior Chatter Make eating at the Center a New Year's resolution BY PHYLLIS BRONKEMA If you haven't made all of your New Year's resolutions yet, why not resolve to eat at the North Big Horn Senior Center six consecutive days in a row? If you live in the community and have never eaten at the Center, this is a good month to try it out. The meals are nutritious, it will get you out of the house and there are social and exercise op- portunities available. A tread- mill, books, puzzles and quilting are available for use, as is the op- portunity to learn how to play pi- nochle, bridge or dominoes. Com- munity members are officially invited to take part in the many available activities. When bridge and pinoch- le were played last Thursday, Jan. 9, five tables of ladies came for the fun. Always eager Arlene Ross won high score in bridge, and long-time friendly substitute Sandy Armstrong took high on the pinochle side. Members were pleased for the winners. Finally, don't forget this month's birthday party on Jan. 22. A turkey dinner will be served, along with the usual de- licious homemade cakes. If you put your name in the drawing, you will receive a special birth- day gift. If you enjoy baking and would like to provide one of the homemade cakes some month, please contact Linda Spragg to volunteer your services. See you at the Center. Byron News Goodbyes and welcomes BY PAMELA COZZENS HOPKINSON 307-272-8979 pamhopkinson@gmail.com Those of us around Byron who look forward to Carroll Buchli's homegrown tomatoes are going to miss them this summer. Carroll and Miltie moved here in 2007 to be near his father and other sib- lings living in the Powell area. He had a large greenhouse behind his home that on first glance was a maze of vines. Upon closer in- spection, there were beautiful to- matoes in different stages from light green to dark red. He put his tomato sign out every year. Circumstances have changed, his father is no longer living and Millie has some health problems that influenced their decision to move to Denver, where they have children and many grand and great-grandchildren. I Saturday found them filling U-Haul for the trek to Colora- do. Their home sold to someone from Cody, and as soon as I see the truck moving in, I will share the news. *** Everyone knows the pink house east of town that has been in the Asay family for years. It now belongs to Gary Ashy. His grandson Dillon (son of Paul) and his new wife Desiree (pronounced with a hard I) have moved in and are our newest residents. It is al- ways great to welcome new fam- ilies to our town. Desiree is very new to the United States within the last six weeks. She grew up in the provinces in the Philippines but worked in a large city be- fore moving to Ireland as a nurse caretaker. It was while she was in Ireland that she met Dillon, who was serving a mission for the LDS Church there. After living in Ireland just short of a year she returned to the Philippines. I'm sure there is a great love story to follow, but I don't know it yet. What I do know is that Desiree has a quick smile and speaks English well and she is brave. It takes courage to step out and leave family and the fa- miliar behind. I'm sure she has much to share with us. I hope she will come to love our community because I know the people here will grow to love her. Welcome Desiree and Dillon. *** A few days ago, we headed out to Court Rock where some sledders had gathered. There were Hessenthalers, Lofgrans, Gruells and Huish families. From 2 years old and up, they were en- joying the thrill of the hill. Glen Hopkinson took a couple turns and then headed up to the top of the highest run. Our grandson, Chase, said, "Grandpa, are you going to sled down this hill? .... Of course," came the reply. "Well, you might get hurt," said a concerned boy. With some sense of boldness Glen reminded them that none of them had got- ten hurt so why the concern. "Well, you are old ..... er." With that the challenge be- gan and down he went. About half way the sled took a strange turn and Glen took several pretty good rolls minus the sled. Face full of snow, he quickly proclaimed he was fine. However, we decided that perhaps being old---er means we need to be wise---er. Some may have noticed the big snow sledding pile south of the tennis court. Grab a sled, an inner tube or a cookie sheet and take a fun ride. It's within walk- ing distance of everywhere in town so bundle up the kids and send them over. *** On Friday after early release from school, the gym is open to all school age kids (younger with parents). It is supervised activity time from 1-3:30 p.m. and the big bounce house is set up for some great fun. Thank you to our Recreation Dept. I hear that Zumba is start- ing in February and a weight training class is beginning soon. 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Jessica Emmett and Sage Whicker combined their tal- ents, performing a duet for the first time in front of judges. The two placed second in one of their rounds, which Fink said was very good for the first time out. The girls based their perfor- mance on the series Hetalia Axis Powers, a Japanese cartoon se- ries designed to educate about world relations. Emmett plays the role of the country of Italy, and Whicker plays the role of Germany in their performance. Emmett said she encouraged her friend whicker to join the speech and debate team and she is thrilled that she is doing so well. "She's doing extremely well, she's amazing and it was fun for me to introduce a friend to this activity," said Emmett. Everyone on the team at- tended the event with the excep- COURTESY PHOTO The combined speech and debate team from Lovell and Rocky Mountain High Schools is off to a good start this season already placing in a number of events at tournaments. Pictured are (back row, l-r) Dylan May, Assistant Coach Jason Zeller, and Cole Moncur (middle row) Mariah Harford, Mikayla Thompson, Sage Whicker, Head Coach Deb Fink and (front) Jessica Emmett. tion of Mariah Harford. "These kids keep showing me how much they really want to do this and how determined they are to do well," said Fink. "They come back after a meet and they are ready to go again. That kind of enthusiasm is very encouraging." Next up, the team will trav- el to Gillette for a two-day meet that will be held Jan. 24-25. Cowley News Old newspaper brings back childhood memories BY DRUE TEBBS-MEEK 548-6901 Daniel and Amanda Robert- son have a new baby girl who was born Dec. 9, 2013. She has been given the name Lydia and joins sister Elliahna, 7, and brothers Joaquin, 5, and Tejeo, 3. Lydia's grandparents are David and Jennie Rael and Greg and Susan Kohn of Billings and the late Kevin Robertson (KPR) and Brenda and Roland Simmons. Great-grandparents are the late Ralph Robertson and Rodney (Bob) and Mary Yor- gason, LaVerne Thatch and the late William R. Thatch and Gary and Glenda Asay. Amanda told me that this year has brought four first cous- ins named Olivia, Sophia, Ma- ria and little Lydia. what addi- tions of love, joy and best friends as these little girls will be so close for the rest of their lives and will grow up in a family unit full of love. January is always such a strange and mostly gray month and the weather seems to see- saw all over the place. One week of freezing weather, then tem- peratures in the 30s and 40s and we're once again expecting cold to hit and the high winds this year make it miserable at times. But here we are in the middle of the month already. Rocky Mountain High School has just ended their first semester and basketball, wrestling and swimming are in full swing and the weeks seem shorter for some reason. *** My late Aunt Hazel Tebbs- Welch saved everything and Bobi Jo Leonhardt brought me a little book that my dad Jesse Meeks Tebbs gave to Hazel for a Christmas present in December of 1917. It is called the "Christ- mas Stocking Series-Cinderella] Sleeping Beauty" and though it is missing about six pages and the binding s s lppng a bit and the book is held together by a rubber band, it is a treasure be- yond belief. It was printed in 1905 by The Reilly and Britton Company and along with the written story are illustrations in color and the pictures are beau- tiful. It is small and would fit into a Christmas stocking and it cost 60 cents, which was quite a sum in 1917. Thanks to Aunt Hazel and Bobi Jo, I can almost picture the thrill. Hazel must have felt it, too, because her big brother thought to buy her a book and almost 100 years later I can enjoy and trea- sure it as long as I'm alive and my kids, grandkids and posteri- ty may think it is a magical mo- ment in time also and enjoy it for as long as it stays a bit intact. *** Bobi also gave me some is- sues of The Cowley Progress from the late 40s. In April of 1948, one of the articles was about the music festival in Lovell, April 9 - 10, which states that Roger Pelton was the music instructor in the Lovell schools and he was also president of the Big Horn Basin Music Festival. The bands and individual performers who received a su- perior rating were able to go to Casper in May for the state fes- tival. The district then includ- ed Manderson, Byron, Greybull, Lovell, Worland, Thermopolis, Lander, Riverton, Powell and Cody. There were glee clubs and choruses from Cowley, By- ron, Worland, Riverton, Cody and Powell and soloists both in singing and band. Music was a much-celebrated affair and the judges were brought from Wyo- ming, Iowa and Utah. In the 40s, the season tickets were sold for $1.50 and children were charged 85 cents. Single session tickets were 50 cents and 75 cents. There were about 100 vocal and instrumental solos and en- sembles entered and on Friday afternoon at h30 p.m. the parade was held in Lovell and an all-dis- trict band of 125 members and all-district chorus of 100 voices gave a concert Saturday evening and various outstanding soloists appeared on the program. After the concert there was a festival ball and they hired Roy Ule and his orchestra to play for the dance. The importance of music in this district was appar- ent. The weekend music festival was very crucial to the schools, the patrons, the whole of the communities, and the support from the various small towns was huge. What a way to spend a Sun- day evening, reading the Cowley Progress about the Cowley, By- ron, Deaver and Frannie com- munities and the weekly news of our communities. A person can recall their childhood through the local newspaper, their lives and relive those days of the past with the familiar names of the residents and the importance of the written word. Please recycle this newspaper Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, 7 p.m. Multi-Purpose Room NEW HORIZONS CARE CENTER Bob ]ensen, IA, from the Physical Therapy Department, will talk about and demonstrate basic stretching and simple exercises. Everyone is invited to join us. ..................... -" 307-548-5200.1115 Lane 12, Lovell,WY .,... er  " www.n bh h.com ' """ Parents of the Blue Jackets would like to extend their gratitude to all who helped support our growing group by purchasing a tree, wreath or by donating in place of purchasing this holiday season. Thank you to all of the friends and parents who donated their time and trailer. This fundraiser could not have been possible without your dedication. All of the support from this wonderful community has been greatly appreciated. Thank You! year pass)