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6 I The Lovell Chronicle I January 16, 2014 DAVID PECK Lovell Coach Daniel Robertson (right) and Jared Asay praise Jacob Winterholler after a match in Friday's triangular meet in Lovell. Hoop Shoot Saturday at Buff Gym The Elks Hoop Shoot is 2014. scheduled for Saturday, Jan. The shoot is open to 18, at BuffGym in Greybull. young people from the Grey- Boys and girls ages 8 bull, Shell, Basin, Mander- through 13 will compete son, Burlington and Lovell separately with three age areas. groups in each division. Age Signup starts at 8:30 groups will be based on each a.m., with the contest to fol- child's age as of April 1, low at 9. Plaques will be present- ed to the winners in each category, with the first-place winners advancing to the district hoop shoot. For more information, contact Hoop Shoot coordi- nator Sherri Wilkinson at 765-4412. Possible N RA grant for range viewed by Byron Town Council BY BOB RODRIGUEZ A planned presenta- tion before the Byron Town Council meeting by a Na- tional Rifle Association rep- resentative misfired due to his being snowbound in Newcastle on Tuesday night, Jan. 14. However, Mayor Pam Hopkinson stated that a special meeting will be held to include an NRA program about helping the town es- tablish a shooting range. The date will be announced. Plans for the range are op- posed by some. Several citi- zens who came Tuesday left the council chamber when advised that the NRA talk was postponed. The possibility of gain- ing an NRA grant of ap- proximately $20,000 led to the council tacitly giving Hopkinson the OK to ex- pend $475 for Sherri Rag- ath, president of the By- ron Recreation Department Board of Directors, to reg- ister for the March 15-18 NRA Range Development & Operations Conference in New Orleans, La. She will pay for her airline tickets, accommodations and meals. Presentations on range de- velopment will be given by America's top experts, ac- cording to NRA's website, and conference material will be provided. The wide-ranging top- ics overall are aimed at en- suring that "the public has a safe and convenient place to shoot in order to exercise their Second Amendment rights," NRA said. The council is aware of a State of Wyoming grant, also for some $20,000, that might be obtained in con- nection with the proposed range. However, Councilor Sydney Hessenthaler noted that only one of the grants can be obtained per year. Fee free day at Bighorn Canyon NRA Monday Looking for something fun to do this than B. Javis announced nine free admis- weekend? How about visiting Bighorn sion days to America's National Parks. The Canyon National Recreation Area? first fee free day is Monday, Jan. 20, which National Park Service Director Jona- is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Interviews next week for new ag educator BY KARLA POMEROY Interviews for a new University of Wyoming Co- operative Extrension Ser- vice ag educator for Big Horn County will be Jan. 23. County Extension Co- ordinator and 4-H Educa- tor Gretchen Gasvoda told the commissioners at the Jan. 7 meeting that UW is finishing the review process and determining how many candidates to interview. "We've had a good pool of candidates. There's some great candidates and our county should have a great ag educator in the next month or two," Gasvoda said. She said advertising will begin in April for the secretary position. The position is being advertised with the coun- ty having the contract changed to make the em- ployee a University of Wyo- ming CES employee rather than a county employee, al- though the county will help fund the position. In other Extension news, Gasvoda said she is already over budget with the purchase at the start of the fiscal year in July of a new copy machine that was not included in the budget. She said overtime during fair week has also made the budget about $8,000 to $10,000 over. Chairman Jerry Ewen asked them to watch the budget but noted the coun- ty could not leave the bud- get "in the red" at the end of the fiscal year. Fleming to speak at Monday Chamber meeting The Lovell Area Cham- ber of Commerce monthly membership meeting will be held at noon on Monday, Jan. 20, in the front room of the Brandin' Iron. The speaker for the month will be Christy Flem- ing from the Bighorn Can- yon National Recreation Area. She will be discussing current and upcoming pro- grams and events, including 2014 Earth Day activities. This month there will be two commercials featur- ing Bairco Construction and Dr. Ross Fuller, DC. Mem- bers and non-members are invited to join in on the lun- cheon; renewal and new membership applications will also be available at the meeting. In observance of Pres- idents' Day, the February monthly member meeting will be moved to Tuesday, Feb. 18. Call the Lovell Area Chamber of Commerce at (307) 548-7552 for more information. DISAST R Doesn't Sleep... then neither do we! Ca//the professiona/ service team... 00ARNEY CLEAN CARE lUl i i ii nil Carpet Upholstery Air Duct Cleaning Smoke, Fire, Water Damage & Mold Remediation CODY: 527-9998 POWELL: 754-9999 Toll Free: 1-800-660-6181 www.varneycleancare.com Accepting new patients i Angela Mills Family Practice M.D. P owel! Valley Healthcare Compassionate Quality Care Call Powell Valley Clinic 307-754-7257 Accepting new patients i William].  ]arvis, M.D. Pwel! Valley Orthopedic Surgery I Sports Medicine Healtlacare Compassionate Quality Care Call Powell Valley Clinic 307-754-7257 We're on Facebook Like us at "Lovell Chronicle" Got foreclosure questions? We have answers! I3 Call TODAY to set an appointment OR walk in Jan. 28 at EITHER session OR call TODAY for appointment at another time J Tuesday, Jan. 28 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Powell Library, 217 E.Third St., P0well 2-4 p.m., Lovell Library, 300 Oregon St,, Lovell Free Confidential Calltoll-free 855.996.2256 Funded b theWyoming Attorney General's Office. Managed by Brothers Redevelopment. Powell Valley Healthcare welcomes James Lloyd M.D., OB/GYN Dr. lames Lloyd has joined Powell Valley Clinic. He is located at Powell Valley Clinic, Bldg. C with lenkins Clarkson, M.D. and nurse practitioner, Cathy Blanchard, WHNP-BC. Dr. Lloyd is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He has 30 years of experience in OB/GYN and has worked at numerous health care facilities in the U.S. as well as two hospitals in Kenya. Dr. Lloyd completed his M.D. at the University of Virginia School of i Medicine in Charlottesville, Virginia. He completed residency at the University of Wisconsin Department of OB/GYN in Madison, Wisconsin. Powell _ , ,Valley Healtiacare Compassionate Quality Care We welcome Dr. Lloyd and his wife to Powell. ]ames Lloyd, M.D. OB/GYN Fight the Flu Influenza is a community acquired respiratory illness caused by a group of influ- enza viruses. It causes a mild to severe illness, depending on the individual.Though rare, it can cause death. Symptoms usually begin suddenly, progress rapidly, but the recovery period can last days to weeks. Flu symptoms consist of fever, although Richard Jay, MD not always, cough, sore throat, runny nose, congestion, muscle and body aches, headache, and/or fatigue. Some people, usually the very young or very old, may experience diarrhea and/or vomiting. Influenza complications range from mild to life threatening, such as pneumonia, bronchitis and ear infections. The young and elderly are at higher risk. Influenza can also make conditions worse for those with chronic illness. Those with COPD, or CHF, are at higher risk for pulmonary complications and death. Prevention is difficult due to the fact that individuals can spread the virus even before they are aware that they are infected. The universal precautions of good hand washing and covering your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough are paramount. Avoidance of crowds and people that are known to be ill is also advised unless one is willing to wear a mask and wash carefully. Of course everyone who does not have a contraindication to the immunizations should get a flu shot. Who Should get Vaccinated? The CDC says that while everyone should get a flu vaccine each flu season, it's especially important that the following groups get vaccinated either because they are at high risk of having seri- ous flu-related complications or because they live with or care for people at high risk for developing flu-related complications: 1. Pregnant women 2. Children younger than 5, but especially children younger than 2 years old 3. People 50 years of age and older 4. People of any age with certain chronic medical conditions 5. People who live in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities 6. People who live with or care for those at high risk for complications from flu, including: 1. Health care workers 2. Household contacts of persons at high risk for complications from the flu 3. Household contacts and out of home caregivers of children less than 6 months of age (these children are too young to be vaccinated) Who Should Not get Vaccinated? The following people should not get a flu vaccine without first consulting a physician. People who have a severe allergy to chicken eggs. People who have had a severe reaction to an influenza vaccination. People who developed Guillain-Barr syndrome (GBS) within 6 weeks of getting an influenza vaccine. Children less than 6 months of age (influenza vaccine is not approved for this age group), and People who have a moderate-to-severe illness with a fever (they should wait until they recover to get vaccinated.) Possible Vaccine Side Effects The viruses in the flu shot are killed (inactivated), so you can- not get the flu from a flu shot. Some minor side effects that could occur are soreness, redness, or swelling where the shot was given, a low grade fever, or aches. If these problems occur, they begin soon after the shot and usually last only a day or two. Almost all people who receive an influenza vaccine have no serious problems from it. However, on rare occasions, flu vaccination can cause serious problems, such as severe allergic reactions. North Big Horn Hospital Clinic still has flu vaccine available for $20 and no appointment is needed for adults, NORTH BIG HORN HOSPITAL CLINIC 1115 Lane 12 Lovell, WY 82431 www.nbhh,com 548-5201