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4 I The Lovell Chronicle I January 16, 2014 CHRONICLE Ions Mustang Committee needs your help The Mustang Days celebration may be in jeopardy- un- less someone steps forward to help. That may be the worst-case scenario, but it is essentially the message from current Mustang Days board members, who spoke to the Chronicle this week seeking help from the community. Longtime board members Mike Jones and Keela Mangus said four of the current five members of the board have obligations or life situations that will prevent them from as- suming a major role on the board going forward, and that makes planning for this year event difficult. Timing is critical, because now is the time when the planning work is being done for the 2014 celebration. Jones, Mangus and the others will certainly help with the transition, but they are asking members of the commu- nity to step up and serve on the board, also known as the Mustang Committee. It a shared responsibility, and the model has worked well for years, with the burden not rest- ing on a single individual. Many of the events take care of themselves, but some key areas are in need of leadership including the parade, barbecue and Family Fun Night. For those who have served for 10 or 15 years, it has been a labor of love, but it time for some new blood, fresh ideas and renewed energy on the board. Someone with some financial acumen is needed for the week, al- though the bankers will help with the process. Time is of the essence, so we're urging interested indi- viduals to give Mike or Keela a call at 548-2213. We would hate to see this grand event wither or become disjointed due to a lack of coordination. Serving in your community can be very rewarding, so here hoping for a successful changing of the guard on the Mustang Committee. Otherwise...we hate to think about it. -David Peck From Our Files Lighting up the Town 100 YEARS AGO The Cowley Weekly Progress January 23, 1914 It is reported that W. N. Eyre has closed a deal for the purchase of the electric light plant and is now in Billings purchasing ma- terial with which to extend the lights to every house in town. 75 YEARS AGO The Lovell Chronicle January 19, 1939 The Lovell Lions Club start- ed action this week on a program which contemplates the estab- lishment of a large recreation- al area in the Porcupine Basin on the Big Horn Mountains. The Rod and Gun club will be inter- ested in the phase of the program which asks that a lake be con- structed at the formation known locally as "The Jaws." 50 YEARS AGO The Lovell Chronicle January 16, 1964 Twelve Wyoming counties will be open for a 91-day spring bear hunting season which will run from April 1 through June 30, according to the Game and Fish commission. Hunters may take bear of either sex during the season, but cubs and fe- males with cubs at their side are protected. 25 YEARS AGO The Lovell Chronicle January 19, 1989 Ad: The Showboat Dinner Theatre in Deaver, Wyo. Pres- ents for your Dining and Dancing pleasure: The Showboat Band, Saturday night, $8.95 Buffet. The Lovell Chronicle welcomes letters from its readers and will make every effort to print them. Letters longer than 400 words may not be printed. Letters must be signed and include the address and telephone num- ber of the writer. Unsigned letters will be discarded. Writers are limited to two letters in any 30 day period.All letters must conform to the law of libel and be in good taste. They may be mailed to The Lovell Chronicle, Box 787, Lovell, WY 82431, or delivered to our office at 234 E. Main St., LoveU. A strict 1:00 p.m. Tuesday deadline will be enforced. WYOMING "---- PRESS ASSOCIATION #I IN GENERAL and ADVERTISING EXCELLENCE for Wyoming Small Weekly Newspapers 2012 Award-winning Newspaper Postmaster: Send address changes to: The Lovell Chronicle, USPS 321-060 234 E. Main, Lovell, Wyoming 82431 (307) 548-2217 Published every Thursday Periodical postage paid at Lovell, Wyoming Editor and Publisher: David Peck SUBSCRIPTION P, ATE8 Reporter: Patti Carpenter ..... Staff: Gladys McNeil, Pat Parmer, Dorothy Nelson, Marwyn Layne, Teressa Ennis, Cheryl Jolley, Chelsey Eades, Ana Baird www. LovellChronicle.com bob NEWS/GOOD NEWS SCII00NTISTS SAY THI00 RE00CI00HT SURGI00 OF WHICH/00I00AHS, SI00VI00i00E00 WIHTI00R WE00ATHI00I00 MY FA/00ILY'S FAP, M IN DID NOT SIGNIFYANY WYOh00ING IS STILL GONNA RE00VI00RSAL IN GLOBAL B;ECOhtI00 OCI NT WAR/00IHG... PR:OPI00RTY! Letter to the editor Thank you to courteous bus driver To the Community of Lovell, On Friday, Jan 10, I was traveling west over the Big Horn Mountains via Hwy 16. As I be- gan climbing the mountain I caught up with a school bus. The roads began to be snow covered and the wind was blow- ing. I decided to remain behind the bus during the travel over the mountain. At times the lights on the back of the bus was the only thing I could see. Several times during the trip it was apparent that the driver Letter to the editor was being courteous to me. He (or she) put the flashers on when a snowplow was parked alongside the road, turned the strobe light on when the visibility got so bad you couldn't see but 10 feet and used the flashers again when deer were observed in the ditch very close to the road. Many times other people's acts of kindness go unnoticed in this corrupted world. I wanted to "personally" thank this driv- er from the Lovell School Dis- trict that was driving bus number 2005 that evening. Please know that there are wonderful people in your com- munity taking care of the chil- dren they haul around this state. Thank you very much and keep up the excellent work. Vicky Case Cody Editor's note: A call to the school district revealed that Bus 2005 was driven by Michael Montanez. It's rotten to not support disabled veterans Dear Editor, Apples, one of the world's greatest creations from the Gar- den of Eden to Johnny Apple- seed and Mrs. Smith's frozen ap- ple pies, can be eaten right offthe tree, made into pple pies, apple- sauce, apple juice, candy apples and bobbed-for apples at Hallow- een parties. Apples are used in advertising for a high tech com- puter firm and describing New York City, The Big Apple. Apples have medicinal value as "an ap- ple a day keeps the doctor away." There are good apples and bad apples in every aspect of life, business, sports and governments and even rotten apples. I believe our government has so many rot- ten apples the EPA should shut it down from all the bad odor caus- ing air pollution. Recently in Washington, D.C., a so called budget deal was reached and deep inside the bill (which was probably not read by all) was a provision repealing the cost of living allowance for dis- abled veterans. When a stink was raised, mistakes were admitted and an amendment was brought up to exempt the disabled vet- erans. Now in Hollywood there is Dirty Harry and in Congress there is Rotten Harry, who would not even allow the amendment to be voted on. Shame on you, Rot- ten Harry. This cut was to save six bil- lion dollars over a 10-year period, and it was discovered that in the not so distant past Rotten Har- ry allowed a vote on an amend- ment that gave about 15 million dollars in tax breaks to whore houses and whores in his home state for items such as boob jobs (I should have said brothels and prostitutes and breast implants, but I am not a politically correct person). To me, this says that Rotten Harry is more concerned about whore houses and whores than he is about disabled veterans that have fought and sacrificed for our country, losing limbs, eye sight or confined to a wheel chair. I believe every member of Congress that voted for such bills should have their perks, retire- ment and all benefits repealed and salary cut by 25 percent to pay the disabled veterans. Jim Szlemko Supporting our strong communities As "Wy'6ning residents, we live and There is an old saying -- don't put off raise our families, not in the Capitol, but in the cities, towns and counties across the state. These places are home and Main Street is where we take care of the affairs of our daily lives -- raising families, going to work, making time for friends and neigh- bors - everything that really matters. When we are traveling around the state, we think about our destination an- ticipating what awaits us. Great local spots form a list without end. Each Wyoming town and county has its own flair but ev- ery one shares a common characteristic -- strength. Strong localities are Wyoming's edge over other areas not as fortunate and add to the quality of life here, which is second to none. Since taking office in January 2011, I have advo- cated for local governments - cities, towns and coun- ties. I want them to continue to thrive. I want them better than ever. I want them ready for the future. I believe government closest to the people is govern- ment at its best. With these things in mind, I am pro- posing $175 million for cities, towns and counties in the next budget. This is the most I have recommend- ed in my time as Governor and the time is right. Wyoming is in an enviable position. We are fi- nancially stable. We can decide what to save and what spending has merit. We can turn around the steep trajectory of budget growth from the past de- cade (which my budgets have done) and still invest in ways that yield growth and opportunity down the road. Infrastructure is such an investment. Commu- nities are such an investment. The $175 million will yield benefits. Tangible benefits include newly paved roads, updated bridges and sidewalks, and new emergency response equip- ment. Intangible benefits are harder to quantify but equally important. They include first impressions on visitors and on businesses for recruiting; the recogni- tion of an area as a good place to live; and, best of all, the joy of having one's children able to stay in Wyo- ming because of more career opportunities. As I travel the state and pass a jobsite or con- struction zone, I am encouraged. Better streets and sewers, welcoming parks, and effective schools all im- prove our communities and enhance quality of life. They mean jobs and prosperity. They indicate eco- nomic health and herald a bright future. We can do more with local investment and I have proposed a budget that does more. Matt Mead Governor till tomorrow what you can do today. By putting off "till tomorrow" investment in communities, we narrow future possibil- ities and are less ready to take advan- tage of opportunities when they present themselves. By doing what we can %0- day", we maximize Wyoming's enviable position for years to come. This is a time to take advantage not a time to postpone. This is a time for, where we need it, continued construc- tion and building. It is also time for Wy- oming to build the interstate highway system of the 21st century, a unified net- work. A unified network connects Wyoming people to the Internet at higher speeds. Just as the interstate highway system was key to a new era of prosperity and remains vital to this day for citizens and for com- merce, a unified network is crucial to prosperity now and looking ahead. As the interstates do in one way, the unified net- work does in another - it has the power to facilitate communication, commerce, education and health care, connecting our state to the far reaches of the globe making opportunities available from anywhere in Wyoming to everywhere across the world. Like better schools, streets and sewer systems, a unified network should be built now. In 2012, Wyoming was the 4th fastest growing state in the country. This growth is a testament to the strength of our communities, the private sector, and the good jobs provided by our top three indus- tries energy, tourism and ag. Growth is also a result of other industries beginning to recognize Wyoming's potential and moving in (think technology and man- ufacturing). Still it starts and ends locally in cities, towns, and counties. The State of Wyoming invests money in stocks and bonds across the country and around the globe. But if Wyoming were listed as a stock on the open market, there would be no better investment. Wyo- ming has the highest credit rating and $17 billion in savings. We are ranked as the second best run state in the nation, as the state with the number 4 best economic outlook, and as one of the top 5 "Next Boom States." My $175 million recommendation is an invest- ment and Wyoming is the stock. I believe in every city, town and county and the value they bring to Wy- oming as a whole. I am banking on Wyoming.