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CLE February 16, 2012 I The Lovell Chronicle I 15 DAVID PECK Lovell Elementary School students danced and cheered to their hearts' content at the Lovell- Riverside basketball games Friday night after attending cheer camp during the week. Getting into the action here are Sean Wilkerson (front) and Kane Ferguson. Cowley News Hope you all DRUE TEBBS-MEEK 548-6901 had a marvelous Valentine's Day February is almost half over. Snow is on the ground, but the weather isn't too bad, so one can hope that everyone had a great Valentine's Day this year. When the students were in the sixth grade, we had this beau- tiful, classy teacher named Mrs. Ferneth Wilson Mann McAr- thur. All of us girls admired her for her jewelry, red hair, mani- cured fingernails and beauti- ful clothes. Her high heels, worn every day, were especially won- drous. Not only was she a beau- tiful woman, she was strict and taught us many useful sub- jects. Anyone who was taught by Mrs. McArthur has never for- gotten her. She is as clear in our memory banks as if she were still alive. Every year for Valentine's Day we made a valentine box that was wonderful and gorgeous be- yond words. After the valentines were dispersed to everyone we put our names in the box. When she pulled a name out of the box, some lucky student was able to take it home. It was better than Christmas. That year we also made pa- per mache' animals. I remember I made a giraffe. It took weeks for the completion. We cut the paper strips out of newspaper, swirled the strips through glue and stuck it all together in the form we want- ed: We must have had some sort of diagram, but I only remember the time spent making those ani- mals. When they dried or set up, we then painted them. What glo- rious animals we made. We took them home and I saved mine for- ever, just as all the sixth-graders did. I wonder how Mrs. McArthur kept her beautiful clothes clean; must have had an apron on. She was strict, never smiled, but she must have had a smile on her face as we struggled to be artistic. She also taught me a valuable lesson that year. We were taking a test and another student didn't know the answer to one of the questions and I let her look at my paper. After the grading, I was surprised to see I'd earned an "F." Mrs. McArthur made me come to the front of the class and told the class the consequences of cheat- ing and the other student had a passing grade. I was humiliated and ashamed and, boy, I never cheated again. Life was good dur- ing the school years. The Nicholls family was planning on a graveside service for their mother, Vivian Tebbs Nicholls Robertson, but decided to have a funeral service for her. It was held Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 10 a.m. She was interred by her first husband, Lyle Nicholls, in the Cowley cemetery. Aunt Viv- ian was born in Cowley, raised in Cowley and lived in Cowley all her life, until she met her second husband Heber (Rob) Robertson and she spent 23 years in Salt Lake City. The family members gathered to honor her. The Tebbs family, Welch fam- ily, Bischoff, Nicholls family and the Robertson family members met together to show our love and devotion to our aunt. The Relief Society of the second ward fur- nished the meal. Bob Acton pro- vided the pulled pork. Ann and Sherron Nicholls made eight homemade pies that were Aunt Vivian's recipes, and it is sad that our relatives are scattered throughout the United States so we cannot get together except for funerals. The second generation of James S. Tebbs and Mary Alice Meeks Tebbs is now gone, and we in the third generation are step- ping up to the plate. We have wonderful memories and love one another. As we honored Aunt Viv- ian, we renewed our love for one another. Club News Woman's Club hears Kane history at Wyo. The Lovell Woman's Club met on Feb. 8 at 10 a.m. at Big Horn Federal for the annual Wyoming Breakfast. A delicious brunch was served by the hostesses Lorna Fowler, Loretta Bischoff, Elsie Martens and Laverne Thatch. Copies of the Wyoming State Song were on the tables and all verses were sung by the ladies. breakfast President Dorothy Winterhol- ler conducted the business meet- ing. The group was pleased to know that more donations were received for president Winterhol- ler's project, a gazebo, which is to be built at the community center. Following the business meet- ing, Karen Spragg presented an informative slide show on the history of Kane entitled "Kane: A Little Town with a Big Heart." The lives of three men prominent in the Kane area were highlight- ed: Riley Kane, John Blue and Pete Gervay. The Lovell Woman's Club March meeting will be March 14 at 1 p.m. at Big Horn Federal. Cheri Hoffman will present the program on the "American En- durance Rider Conference." Byron News Byron Eagle Shelden Carter loses fight with cancer PAMELA COZZENS HOPKINSON 548-2471 pamhopkinson@gmail.com Another Byron Eagle has flown. We just received word that Shelden Carter passed away Sun- day, Feb. 12. Shelden graduated from Byron High School with the class of 1969. He was student body president and quarterback of the football team that had an unde- feated season. He built a success- ful law practice in Provo and con- tinued to work until December. After a long fight with cancer, he had accepted that all that was to be done had been done, and he spent his last months surrounded by his family. "One of the good guys left us in quiet dignity this morning," said his sister Sharon. "On Feb. 12, Shelden Carter was 61, but he never lost the Byron boy we all knew growing up. He will be for- ever young and vital in our mem- ories. To be allowed into his life was to know his infectious laugh- ter and kind and giving spirit. Shelden was totally involved with and proud of his number one pri- ority--his family. We celebrate his life and send him on his way with love." The Asays were such a big part of Byron history. Julie was one of those many Asay kids and we were sad to hear of her pass- ing. I can remember when they lived in the house on "my" corner (the old Winzenried place), Flor-. ence would have that kitchen go- ing full speed most of the time. Elna and I were classmates, and I remember going over there on a Saturday morning and Kathleen and Julie would be elbow deep in bread dough. They would make several loaves at a time. And it was amazing to see the cream separator, butter churn and all that went into self-sufficiency. I was pretty impressed with all of the work that was going on (at the same time I was relieved to go back home and not have to do all of that work, after all, I was just a kid). I think Cliff's garden fed half the town. Julie grew up and became a nurse. Somehow that seemed so natu- ral. She was a caring person and even after she married and left Byron she kept in contact with my mom by phone and letters. She is missed. I have talked to so many who have wonderful memories of Elizabeth Powelson. Her chil- dren Doug and Colleen and fam- ily held a graveside service for Elizabeth last Tuesday morning. Elizabeth and my mom (Doro- thy) were lifelong friends. Mom told me they used to visit over the back fence often. I remember being in the store and enjoying Mrs. Powelson coming in. She had a soft gentle voice (which her daughter Colleen has inherited) and a pleasant manner. I don't ever remember seeing her with- out her lipstick on, which just emphasized her beautiful smile. It was fun to hear them laughing and sharing the latest stories the way one can with someone who has lived in the same community for so many years. It was reported that her fu- neral (held in Provo) was love- ly with all of her grandchildren talking of their "grandma memo- ries." Each one also had reflec- tions of our little town. I visited with two of Colleen's children and both said they loved to come to Byron. There is freedom in our small community that they were not able to enjoy in the big- ger cities. They recalled Grand- ma Powelson sending them to the grocery store pulling a wag- on, list in hand. They would step in the front door of the store and be amazed that Mom knew who they belonged to. They felt so big as they load- ed up their wagon and told Mrs. Littlefield (who worked so many years at the store) to write it down on their grandma's tab. Walking home they would just get to the front door and Eliza- beth would remember some- thing she forgot to put on the list and they would turn the wagon around and begin another jour- ney to the store. Elizabeth was a smart grandma. I have been thinking of grandparents lately, not only my own grandparents, but the great examples I see around me of those who go the extra mile for their grandchildren. I think of Sydney and Jack Hessenthal- er who are enjoying the compa- ny of their grandson, Austin, as he is living with them this year. I am so impressed with their dedi- cation to attend all of his sports events. That is very time consum- ing, but I never hear complaints. They just do it and they enjoy it. They are good grandparents. I have concluded that the little things we do for our grandchil- dren are not little things to them. Honey (Helen) Deaton is one of my favorite people. I miss her here in Byron. She is now liv- ing in Houston near Chad. Hon- ey will be turning 90 on March 10. Mary and Chad will be hav- ing a celebration of her life on her birthday and welcome any cards or e-mails sharing any special memories with Honey. Send any cards to 13914 1 O Court, Willis, Texas 88378 or e-mail peony355@ mEn.com. Mary and I were best friends and I spent a lot of time in Honey's company. She was a fun mom and I continued to have con- tact with her when she moved to Arizona after her husband Clair died. She was a gracious hostess and liked a good joke. She had an infectious laugh and she had the knack of making you feel like you were special, not just to her, but special. I have had a request for some information on the early years of the Byron Bar. My memory goes back to Hebe Hile, but what of the previous years? If you have any information to share please let me know. The Byron Recreation group is having a lot of interest in the gym. Starting Monday, the gym will be open from 9 until 10 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. For the early birds the 5:30 a.m. session Monday, Wednesday and Friday is still on. Open Gym is held on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Sunday 4 to 6 p.m. Open House,E1 celebrating  Hermina Miller Gami 90' h bi thday r Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012 2-4 pm Lovell Community Center 1925 Hwy. 310 If you cannot attend, cards may be sent to 720 Garfleld Ave., Lovell, WY82431 307-548-6796 LOVELL CANCER SUPPORT GROUP MEETING Thursday, Feb. 16 7:00 p.m. Multi-purpose Room The Bank of Lovell will present a program about Health Savings Accounts. Cancer patients, care givers, family members, survivors ... Everyone is welcome. 5N48.52 .10La!ZO NSII Cwy, 2 CENbh h'c m Taking nominations now of the The award winner will be announced at the March 24 Chamber Banquet. For more information or to pick up a nomination form call or stop by the Lovell Area Chamber of Commerce ojce at 287 E. Main, Lovell, 548-7552.