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www.LovellChronicle.com January 21, 2010 I The Lovell Chronicle I 7 00People,,. in news Lauren and Samuel Moncur and Olsen plan January wedding Mike and Rebecca Moncur of Lovell announce the engagement Of their daughter, Lauren, to Sam- uel Olsen, son of Randy and Violet Olsen of Ther- mopolis. The marriage will take place at the LDS Bill- ings Temple on Jan. 30, 2010. Lauren graduated from Lovell High School in 2007. She will graduate " from Northwest College in May as a registered nurse. She will begin her bach- elor of science degree in nursing at the University of Wyoming this summer. Samuel graduated from Thermopolis High School in 2005 and served in the Ventura California Mission. He will graduate in May from Northwest College with an Associate of Science in Welding. Lauren is the grand- daughter of Elaine Mon- cur of PowelLand Kenneth and Gall Sweet of Oklaho- ma City. Byron news Americans give to Haiti BY GARY GRUELL 548-2220 The tragedy inflicted upon the people of Haiti this past week certainly takes center stage. Compassion from around the world has been abundant and we, as Americans, accepted the humanitarian effort with- out hesitation. Although aid from many nations is ongoing, the gen- erosity of the U.S. exceeds expectations. During this time of uncertainty, the un- employment rate and the economic recession, we dug a little deeper into our pock- ets and in just a week's time frame have raised over $200 milhon for the Haiti relief. This is from the private sec- tor and is in addition to the $100 million pledged by the President and that of corpo- rate donations. The U.S. not only opened their wallets, but their hearts, as well. The U.S. has committed more manpow- er, more supplies and more equipment than any oth- er government around the world. This was done out of compassion and without the desire for recognition or po- litical gain. Yet, there are a few countries that jump at the chance to accuse the U.S. as invading or occupy- ing Haiti in an attempt to spread domination around the globe. This type of ridi- cule can be expected from asinine terrorist groups us- ing such a disaster to spread propaganda, but to hear governments accusing the U.S. of such tactics is ap- palling. These governments, more specifically Venezuela, should be ashamed of them- selves. If they were to spend their time spreading good will instead of making false accusations, can you imag- ine the harmony around the World? There was no column last week due to nothing to report except for the May- oz;s Luncheon and Chili Cook Off. There were six en- tries of private recipes. The recipients were the judges, and at the last minute, Car- men Meier's spicy chili won the winner-takes-all prize. I admit, her chili was good. It had a bit of a bite and snuck up on you, but it was good. The next luncheon is sched- uled for the 12th of Febru- ary. Last Thursday while at the Town Complex paying my water bill, Glen Harvey came in wanting to donate a piece of art to the Byron Museum. Glen invited me to his home to look at his donation, which I accepted. Upon entering his shop, I was amazed at the vast col- lection of wood carved and hand painted works of art that he has sculpted over the past 20 years. Glen's works of art are mainly wild birds and animals such as bears, turkeys and fish. By looking at them, one would think they are a casting of plaster or pot metal. His very detailed carv- ings are complemented by his talented ability of paint- ing. Glen said that he used to dedicate most of his time to painting and upon selling his home in Cody and mov- ing to Byron five years ago, most of his paintings were paintings he holds dear, and of course more of his wood carvings. Glen told me that he and a few friends meet ev- ery Friday at his shop be- hind his house and dedicate the afternoon to indulge in the imaginative art of wood- carving. His friends come from Cody, Powell and Mee- teetse, and include Byron's own Elden Sanders. I am in hopes that this summer, maybe along with the Byron Days Celebration, Mr. Harvey's works of art, along with others from By- ron that demonstrate simi- lar skills, can be shared by others at a public display. UP IP I  At last week's regu- lar town council meeting, things went rather routine- ly. A new home-based busi- ness is in the works; more on that as it moves forward. A lengthy discussion of the Byron Improvement Group status was covered, con- cluding that the noncompli- ance of Title 11 will move on to the next step. A report of the outcome of the State Water Com- mission meeting was given. Mayor Meier said that the Town of Byron will have to pay the $200,000 grant money back, but if paid in full within 180 days, the commission will waive the interest, leaving $170,000 to be paid. Now comes the time to figure out how to do that. The council set anoth- er date for a work party to hash out the debt and other areas of concern. The next regular meeting will be the second Tuesday of Febru- 90th birthday Friends and relatives of Hank Kocherhans gathered at the New Horizons Care Center to celebrate his 90th birthday Saturday. Here, the guest of honor poses for a photo with Pam Zeller. KA'r GRAY PHOTO sold at auction. Insid his home hangs a portrait of his late wife and a few other Senior center chatter New card player welcomed BY PHYLLIS BRONKEMA The only thing the Senior Center wishes to "chatter" about this week is the card playing that went on when Newcomer's Club met here last Thurs- day, Jan.14. The pinochle players were delighted to welcome a new member, Judy Quarles. Judy has moved here from Jeffrey City, Wyo., and pinochle members are very happy to have her. Their high scorer ary ........  or .the afternoon was-fre- As always, have a great quent substitute Sandy and safe week. Armstrong, daughter of regular member Caroline Boltz. On the bridge side of the room, you guessed it, Arlene Ross took high again! You might watch and see just how long her winning streak lasts. She has won four times in a rOW nOW. Please take note: The volunteers who put togeth- er the center's monthly newsletter wish to let peo- ple know that an error was made in its January issue. Cards are being played .on Jan. 14 and the 28, rather than on Jan. 7 and 21. Cowley family has a Christmas to remember BY DRUE TEBBS-MEEK 548-6901 The most exciting news this last week is that the Cowtown restaurant opened its doors to the public and the Munsingers are opening at 6 a.m. for the early birds and closing at 8 p.m. The cafe will be open Sundays until 3 p.m. The food is wonderful, the atmosphere is excellent and the response is obvi- ous by the many customers. Main Street is more wel- coming now that we have a restaurant once more in our community. Another exciting event occurred in the Welling fam- fly last week. Steven and Shayla Welling, new resi- dents in town since Novem- ber, had their sixth child Wednesday, Jan. 13. Delyla Sol (sun in Spanish) weighed 8 pounds,13 ounces and was born in the Powell hospi- tal. The family was driv- ing to Kalispell, Mont., to finish some business there when Shayla went into la- bor. They turned around and Shayla said she did re- ceive an epidural when they got to the hospital, but there wasn't time for it to take ef- fect. Nature took over and their beautiful daughter was born immediately. Paternal grandparents, Mike and Evie Welling, who now live in Missoula, Mont., were here last weekend to welcome Delyla, and Grand- ma Evie is staying a week to help the parents and chil- dren adjust to their new sis- ter. The couple's other chil- dren are first-born Jes- se, who is 9, first daughter Laynee, 7, another daugh- ter Gabrielle, 5, second son Luke, 3, and daughter Kam- ryn, 1. Congratulations to this young family, and many blessings to you all. Steven is an engineer and works for Pryor Moun- tain Engineering, owned by Willie Bridges, and though he was raised in Kalispell, his parents, Mike and Evie Willis Welling, were born and raised here. The young couple is enjoying life in our small town. Steven loves his job and the family lives on Main Street in the home Fern Snell Moore Kocher- hans and her late husband, Uel Moore, built when they were first married. It is a lovely white brick home and we hope the Wellings are happy with their move. On Sunday, Jan. 10 Edie Crosby had a dessert party for her husband, Mac, to celebrate his birthday. The party was held in the "Crosby Homestead." Class- mates of Mac's Sally Wilson, Marguerite Simmons Strom, Sylvia Stubbs Gams and her husband, John, and broth- ers Rulon and June Cros- by of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Pat and Sylvia Mangus Crosby of Lovell, and friend Chris Hinckley from Basin were among the celebrants. It was a fun night, full of laughter and nostalgia for the "good old day." Happy birthday, Mac. Former Cowley resident Dave Cozzens and wife Don- na of Laramie drove from their home with his mother Frankie Cozzens and little Shih Tzu Bodie to Minot, N.D., to spend the Christmas holidays with Donna's moth- er, and stopped at Bismarck to pick up Dave and Donna's daughter Lindsay at the air- port. Lindsay flew from To- ronto, Canada, where she is rehearsing for the Dis- ney Cruise Line. Lindsay is a very talented young lady and sings and performs for the shows on the cndse. Minot is 600 miles from Laramie and the group drove in snowstorms and bad weather all the way, but David, who is a very good driver, was very care- ful while they endured the most horrible winter storm all the way. Frankie said she only caught her breath a few times and once or twice she prayed, but they made the trip safely. It snowed in Minot Christmas Eve and all of Christmas Day. The daily paper said the storm put down more snow that the place had ever had. The family was snowed in for awhile, but inside the house it was cozy and very beau- tiful. David and a young neighbor boy at the end of the block shoveled snow for hours in the neighbor- hood and the snowplows didn't arrive until late as the streets were so blocked. Through all this the fam- ily had a wonderful White Christmas with Donna's mother and Frankie's fam- ily. When they returned to Laramie six days later, the roads were clear all the way and Frankie said, "It was surely a Christmas to re- member." FARM BUREAU FINANCIAL SERVICES 176 E. MAIN, LOWLL, WYOMING 548-2064 548-2065 ..... Warm up this winter season in Montana's Cityl The hustle and bustle of Y the:::h!i!ays::lles passe{I,ilut the fun to be had in Billinqs hasn't. Where / :piCk me..upll We've qOt i/ tO cme::ea : ana stay; !ae;:: enjy !ur exceptionai restaurants and se much re :Bundle: up a follow your trail, 'cause e*ve qt!::l a!t:!n: Bl:!![ngSiMontanas:traillead: For more Info 10q on to www.vtsitbillinqs.com