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CLE January.19, 2012 [ The Lovell Chronicle [ 15 Virginia and Gene Zellers leave on mission Virginia and Gene Zeller of Lovell have been called to serve a mis- sion for the Church of Je- sus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They have been called to the Colorado Denver South Mission, and they will serve for six months as membership and leadership support. The mission doesn't cover much of the actu- al city of Denver, as the area extends west to Utah and Wyoming. The cou- ple spoke in the Lovell Fifth Ward on Jan. 1 and entered the missionary training center on Mon- day, Jan. 16. They will spend five days there be- fore departing for the mis- sion home in Denver. Senior chatter An attitude of gratitude BY PHYLLIS BRONKEMA qds week's news is full of an "attitude of grati- tude" on the part of the Se- nior Center. As is common- ly known, Lovelrs Senior Center has long provided monthly birthday parties for its seniors. These par- ties are made possible by a huge volunteer effort. The center wishes to thank all those who have helped make these parties possible for so many years. This includes all those individuals who bake and bring cakes each month. It also includes those who pro- vide entertainment to cre- ate a festive atmosphere. In addition, there are those behind-the-scenes people who provide either handmade or other items, which are given as gifts to all birthday seniors. This includes Lisa Gilbert, owner and operator of We Got The Look Salon, who has donat- ed a free haircut, shampoo and set each month to the cause. Last but not least, as the saying goes, the Center is grateful to Lovell's First Bank of Wyoming, which has long donated compli- mentary meals to the Cen- ter for each person with a birthday. The Senior Cen- ter staff is in awe of all of you who make these parties such a success. In other news, the card players were at it again last Thursday, Jan. 12. Win- ners for the day were Edna Tippetts in bridge and sub- stitute Steve Ramsey in pi- nochle. get your copy of at the courtesy A"" counter of  Main, 11, oml or have it delivered via USPS with a year-long subscription by calling 548-2217 Cowley news Petersons celebrate birthday DRUE TEBBS-MEEK 548-6901 Last weekend Cresta and Ray Peterson met their family in Casper to help celebrate their daughter-in-law Stephanie's birth- day. Ray and Cresta's oldest son Reese and wife Stephanie live in Riverton. Jordan and his wife Brit- tany are in Laramie, where Jordan is attending the university. Kyle, their youngest son, is also attend- ing the university. They all had a great time together and luckily the roads were clear and all five of the family members returned to their various residences and missed the storm that began Sunday evening. Grandmother Drue watched over the Petersons' black lab Max for the weekend. While I drove over to feed him Sunday evening, I stopped at Mac and Edie Crosby's home to see the log cabin playhouse Mac has built for their grandchil- dren. It is located by his shop and is quite extraordinary. It's a minia- ture cabin just for young children. The logs came from Utah. Some were remaining logs from an old schoolhouse that was being razed and they purchased when they lived in Utah all those years and they brought them with them when they retired in Cowley. There are two windows in the playhouse that I believe come from the Cowley gym and the work is exquisite. Mac is an accomplished carpenter and he and Edie have renovated the home that Mac's dad, Gump Crosby and mother, Cleone Frost Crosby, lived in all their mar- ried life. Gump and Cleone raised their three sons Rulon, Pat and Mac, in the original home. The old stone house was built in the early 1900's and that Cowley rock is just beautiful. The remodeling keeps the ambience of the 1900 home, and it is nice to go into the house, re- member those who lived there and enjoy the beauty and atmosphere in their comfortable place. While going through some items upstairs I found a box of newspapers that my cousin Bobi Jo Leonhardt let me borrow about two years ago. The box contained "The Cowley Progress" beginning with the date August 18, 1944, on to the year 1946 that my Aunt Ha- zel Tebbs-Welch had saved. That was the end of my going through boxes for the day. E. O. Hun- tington was the publisher, and the subscription price was $2 per year. On the front page was news of Cowley, including a funeral no- tice for Mr. Dan NeVille, a well- known resident of Byron who died on Aug. 7 after an illness of sev- eral weeks from complications of tick fever. There were pictures of World War II and news about the men who were on leave and some who were in action. There was news about the goings on of all three towns, Cowley, Byron and Lovell, and other pertinent news. On the third page there was an article written by Ernie Pyle titled "Mechanical Wizards Do Army's Toughest Job." There were comic strips that I'd never heard of, a picture of the lat- est women's fashions and a "Sewing Circle Patterns" advertisement. In the middle of the paper was a seri- al story called "Queens Die Proud- ly," by W. L. White, a Hedda Hop- per column entitled "Looking at Hollywood," some hints for house- wives, plus pictures of the latest fashions. The show house called the Armada was showing "Broad- way Rhythm" with George Mur- phy and Ginny Simms on Sunday, Monday, Friday and Saturday in the old Armada Theatre in Cowley. The shows ran each night with three changes every two or three days. I remember going to the Cowley shows showed by Art Give- nrod and it cost 10 cents a show. The paper carried many pic- tures and ads that were wonderful and creative and world news cover- ing the war and Washington. What a great afternoon and evening was spent seeing the world and news of the early 40s. Thanks to Aunt Ha- zel for saving these valuable papers and to Bobi Jo for sharing them with me. Byron news Hopkinson homecoming proves heart-tugging Editor's note: Pamela and E. Denney NeVille will be sharing the responsibility of writing the weekly Byron News column for the Chron- icle. PAMELA COZZENS HOPKINSON 548-2471 pamhopkinson@gmail.com When Denney asked me to help with the Byron News I was happy to accept the opportunity. My hus- band Glen and I have been in the process of moving our home and art studio back to Byron since June, and I am anxious to get to know the "goings on" in my hometown. Moving back has been a heart- tugging experience in so many ways. We miss our family that we left behind in Arizona, but we are excited about what has become our new "adventure" in returning to our roots in Byron. Glen has set up a wonderful working studio in the old Cozzens Store building. He is there most of the time (except when he isn't) and welcomes any drop-ins, so stop by if you are the curious type or if you enjoy looking at some wonderful paintings. As I have wandered around our community, I am reminded of a song I heard Bette Midler sing several years ago called "I Know This Town." She sings, "I know these streets and these backyards, this barn that's falling down... I know the boy who broke this fence and I know his brother, too..." Having been away for so many years, it's heartwarming to come back to a place that holds so many memories. Many of the stalwarts of the community have left us, but their homes hold the history of the families that made them home. The place on Platte to me is the old Slaughterbeck place, to my Aunt Frankie (Cozzens), it's the Farm- er place and to my brother Chuck, it's the Smiths'. Same house, many stories. This town is full of stories from the past and stories brought to life daily, which brings us to the Byron is Bustling Bingo Night Feb. 17, 7 pm Recreation Dept. at Town Hall Open Gym MWF 5:30-6:30 am Thurs. 6-8 pm Sun. 4-6 pm Children's Matinee ..... Call Town Hall for more info Byron's Got Talent during Byron Days current happenings. The Byron Memorial Park Committee has been approved for a $199,000 grant to finish the Memorial Park on the east end of town. This grant has a 20 percent match request, and the committee is already over halfway there with generous donations, including an anonymous donation of $25,000. The goal is to have the matching funds raised before Byron Days in July. Any donations should be made to The Byron Memorial Committee and sent to the Town of Byron, Box 5, Byron, WY 82412. The community is the beneficia- ry of the efforts of those who have come forth as volunteers to help with the old school building, which is now called the town center. John Morlock and his com- mittee, Byron Outreach, have put many hours into preparing the au- ditorium to show movies. The mov- ie screen reaches floor to ceiling and wall to wall across the stage. The Olde Time Children's Matinee held a show on Saturday. Families were entertained with Merrie Melodies cartoons, Pop- eye's 20th anniversary, the very first Superman movie ever to air and a feature presentation of Ab- bott and Costello in Jack and The Beanstalk. Next month, Olde Time Chil- dren's Matinee will present an "Olde Time Mystery" experience with old newsreels and the feature Sherlock Holmes. Bingo Night starts on Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. and will be held in the recreation department at town hall. Bingo will be held the third Friday of each month. Mr. Morlock wants to get the word out to the community to be- gin to practice their talents for a "Byron's Got Talent" show to be held in the auditorium in conjunc- tion with other Byron Days events this summer. Annabelle McCurley is work- ing with the Byron Recreation De- partment to get an open gym go- ing. Currently it is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 5:30 to 6:30 a.m., Thursday eve- ning 6 to 8 p.m., and Sunday 4 to 6 p.m. As her list of volunteers grows the hours and availability will increase, so if you have a little time you want to spend at the gym, why not volunteer to help out. Call the Byron Town Hall and add your name to the open gym volunteer list. Currently there is an early morning running/walking group. They have the equipment set up for Zumba and other exercise DVDs. There is equipment avail- able for women or men to play bas- ketball. Open gym is available for all ages, however, parents must fill out a form and sign for each child who wishes to participate. Young children must be accompanied by an adult to use the gym. It is heartwarming to be re- minded that good things can hap- pen in a community when just a few people are willing to step for- ward and offer their ideas and time. Thank you to John and Byron Outreach Volunteers, Annabelle and Jeanie Petrich at the Rec. Dept., Jackie Hecht, Ray Havig, Janet Haddox, Steve Wirth, Jess Winzenried, RB Smith and the Byron Memorial Park committee, as well as, Byron Forward volun- teers, with a special thanks to Jack and Sydney Hessenthaler and Alan Bair, who have spent count- less hours working on the yards, the locks, the heating, the gym floor, etc. and to others who have cleaned and cared for the Byron Town Center building for the past several months. Mary Riding, a 2006 Rocky Mountain graduate and daughter of Ed and Julie Riding, has been accepted at the University of Utah graduate school. She will pursue a.:degree in forensic social work. Mary has been working for Unit- ed Way since she graduated from the university and will be back to school in May. Sharon Carter has informed us that her younger brother, Shel- don, a former Byron High School graduate and practicing attorney in Prove, is fighting a long battle with cancer. His grandson has cre- ated a website to honor his grand- pa and tell his story. A comment can be left at www.supergpa.com or a more personal message can be sent to contact @supergpa.com. There is a Facebook page called Old Byron Folks. It's a fun place to catch up with those who have found their way to the social media site. Steve Wirth and Elaine Enes Wirth both attended Byron High School in the 60's. Their oldest daughter April has been in the Stanford Medical Center in Pale Alto, Calif., for the past three months after receiving a double lung transplant. She is the moth- er of three children. She was re- leased a few days ago to the care of her mother Elaine and aunt Alana Vangrinsven and will be in Califor- nia for a few more months. There is a fund set up in her behalf and any help would be greatly appreciated. Send donations to April LaRee Special Needs, c/o Gary Hornbeck, 3960 Grandview Drive, Hood Riv- er, OR 97031. We wish the best for her and hope she can soon be back with her husband, Kurt, and fam- ily in Oregon. Bill and Sally Smith Dec. 28, 1946 Enjoy seeing family and friends We cherish our senior readers and wish them the best Valentine's Day ever. LOVELL .00Chron,cle . ' . , .o - 234 Mw?LoLe01rWY,e!048 m2217 Join with us to honor our long-time couples in north Big Horn county by sponsoring a Valentine's Day 'Young at Heart' advertisement in our February 9 edition. This is our chance to highlight the love and commitment these seniors have made to each other and the stability it brings to our communities. Please join us by calling our ad manager, Stormy, at 548,2217. The Lovell Chronicle 234E. Main, Lovell, WY