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The Lovell Chronicle, February 21, 2008, page 3 Want to hear about a way to ensure that those whom you love are remembered long after they are gone? Read on. To take a trip down memory lane, park your car in front of Lovell Elementary School, hop out, walk over to the partially completed bell tower, walk around it, tak- ing time to read the engraving on the vari- ous bricks. I've done it. Some of them make me laugh; some make me cry; others sim- ply evoke nostalgic memories of the person whose name they bear, In a sense, it's like looking through old school yearbooks, re- membering the multitudes of people, both adults and children, who have walked the halls of Lovell schools throughout the years. You will also see names of individu- als who lived and died in Lovell and were deeply loved by the people they left behind. Whatever the case, the tower tends to in- voke feelings of sentimentality as well as to instill hometown pride. It's that time of year again, the time when Lovell Wyoming Education Founda- tion (LWEF) members meet and begin en- couraging people to purchase bricks to be added to the tower, which grows a bit tall- er each year. You may recall that sales for each year end at the end of June right af- ter Mustang Days and that proceeds raised go to the funding of grants for worthwhile educational projects. Teachers in all three schools, whether they work in the elemen- tary, middle or high school, may apply for a grant for some project which the school may not be able to fund otherwise. It's kind of like the "One Class At A Time, Program that awards similar grants to teachers in The Lovell Wyoming Education Foun- dation has awarded more than $1,200 in grants to Lovell teachers over the years. The Bell Tower is one of their fund raising projects. Billings schools. In the past, the LWEF has awarded more than $1,200 in grants to a number of teachers in Lovell schools, and they would like to award more. Simple applications to- wards that purpose are available in the of- rices of each building for teachers to pick up. They must be completed and handed in by mid-May of this year in order to be con- sidered for next fall. Bricks are still available for $50 apiece. Just think: that means you can get two for a paltry $100! That's really a steal see- ing as how the group almost decided to increase the price at their last meeting. Bricks may be engraved for your children, an LHS Class that may be having a reunion in 2008, a class member who may have passed away, as a memorial for anyone else who has lived in Lovell or for someone who has moved away but has strong ties to the area. Each brick can have up to three lines of engraving with 12 characters per line. Forms for brick engraving may be picked up from any LWEF member: Cliff Revelle, Jeff Pearson, Robyn Winland, Chert Hoff- man, Norm Opp, Dick Loegering, Phyl- lis Bronkema and last, but not least, Dan Coe. We welcome new members any time. Please contact Cliff Revelle at 548-6195 if you'd like to join LWEF, whether you can pronounce it or not! Some of you may grow tired of this year- ly push to sell bricks. I personally strongly believe in the group's mission. What other way do you have of both helping to create a "memory tower" of Lovell citizens, as well as make a contribution to further the edu- cation of their children? Question of the Week The answer to last week's question about where Buffalo Bill is buried was again given by Pam Felt. He is buried in Golden, Colo on Lookout Mountain. Now for some local trivia. This Week's Question: who was first appointed as Lovell's postmaster in 1888? The first person to correctly answer this PHYLLISophical Musi.gs Phyllis Bronkema 548-7452 phyl bro @ tribcsp.com question will receive a bag of M&M's. After all, that's what started this whole thing in the first place. Good luck! News of the Week Sixteen members of the Red Hat "Lovell Lovelies" joined the fun of the Senior Cen- ter's Valentine's Party last Thursday, Feb. 14. After enjoying their Chicken Parmesan meal and visiting, Queen Dorothy Nelson led the group in Bingo. Each member had contributed white elephant prizes. Win- ners enjoyed the results. They received anything from perfume to a little frog ear- ring holder to a white gorilla (stuffed ani- mal, of course) holding a rose! Grand Prize of a Red Hat book called "when I Grow Old, I Shall Wear Purple," was won by Lady Erma Palen. Members enjoyed munching on delicious cookies made by an anony- mous group member while playing bingo. Senior Center Chatter Just one simple thing this week. Re- member to mark your calendars for this month's Soup and Pie Supper to be held on "Leap Year Day," Friday, Feb. 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. More information will follow next Thursday. Byron news Gary Gruell 548-2220 The Byron Town Coun- cil was very busy at last week's regular town meet- ing. Maynard Johnson was appointed as the new zon- ing administrator for the Town of Byron. His duties are outlined in the land use and development hand- book. He will be meeting with the z6ning board in the near future to become :: familiar with the hand- book and the ordinances set forth therein. Compen- sation for this appointment was discussed, however a monetary amount had not :: been decided as of yet. ::: In addition to Mr. John- son's appointment, the council made a motion and approved appointments to the Board of Adjustments. Those appointed to the board were Mary Jensen and Bret George to a one- year term and Todd Wilder and Brandon Hessenthaler to a two-year term. Dwain Jackson was also appoint- ed as chairman of the board with a three-year term. The council also ap- proved the official name of the Byron Memorial Park Advisory Committee and the members of that com- mittee. Members of the committee are Ray Havig, Jesse Winsenried, Keith NeVille, Steve Wirth, Ja- net Haddix, Jackie Hecht and the only member cur- rentlyliving in Byron, Wally Jensen. The vision of the By- ron Memorial Park has slowly moved forward over the past eight years. It has been funded almost entire- ly by private donations and is close to obtaining the funds needed for the vet- eran memorial wall that is to be dedicated, it is hoped, on Byron Day in July of this year. The town council had considered the sale of three of the four lots that had been purchased specifically for the park project. After reconsideration, the coun- cil now supports the com- mittee efforts and is eager to see the park's comple- tion. With the committee in place, grant monies can be sought to complete the project. In the meantime, continued support and do- nations are greatly appre- ciated. The newly approved refuse container ordinance was clarified again. The ordinance is now in effect. Violators of the ordinance are being notified to com- ply by the ordinance and the council has instructed Byron Police to start issu- ing citations to offenders beginning March 15. The council is fully aware of the hardship that this or- dinance may cause to some residents. The sanitation department is willing to assist those residents who truly need help. Vicki Gibson reported that the Wyoming Busi- ness Council notified her of a possible date change for the meeting current- ly scheduled for April in Worland. The purpose of this meeting is to deter- mine grant approvals for community projects such as Byron's multipurpose center (the lunchroom proj- ect). The possible change will move the date of the meeting to) June 19. As budget allomations are re- leased the first of June, the possible datte change of the these questions have been answered, the public will be notified. Thursday, Feb. 28, there will be an organi- zational meeting for the celebration of 2008 By- ron Days. This meeting is scheduled at 6 p.m. at town hall. It is asked that mem- bers of the various com- meeting could result in a mittees, clubs, businesses more favorable decision1 y 'and individuals that are the board to approve all or involved with the planning more of the current grant request. Police Chief Frankie Rohrer informed the coun- cil of the ]newly installed cell phone booster at the town hall./As the town hall has been &etermined to be the locatioln of the Emer- gency Management Cen- ter not ordy for the town but for Marathon, as well, the purchase of the booster qualified under the Home- land Security Act. TCT West installed the boost- er, which now allows for cell phone reception inside Town Hall. Mayor Meier has ac- cepted the resignation of Jennifer t:Iessenthaler as the recrea tion department director and is seeking a replacement. He informed me that he has a possible candidate, but wishes to refrain fr om announcing the name until the council meets again on Feb. 26. There was a discus- sion on the formula for the funding of the raw water project. The details have not been determined as of yet but should be in the very near future. Once of this celebration be in at- tendance of this meeting. The Byron Lions Club will hold its annual auc- tion on March 14 at the By- ron Bar. Those wishing to donate items to this fund- raising event are asked to notify club president Tra- vis Burke. As a reminder, the Lions Club funds such events as the Easter egg hunt and Byron Day bar- beque. They also provide eye glasses for the under- privileged, scholarships for graduating seniors, food baskets and more. This past December when it was determined that it was illegal for the beautification department to use government funds for the Christmas light- ing contest, the Lions Club graciously picked up the tab and honored the win- ners of the contest. As the auction is the number one fundraiser for the Lions Club, let us all be supportive by donating items to this just cause and participating in the auc- tion. As always, have a great and safe week. Powell Office Supply 265 N. Bent p.o. Box 230 Powell, WY 82435 307-754-4t 54 Wednesday is Double Print Day -- 2nd set is free! SUNLIGHT 101N. Bent PHOToGRAPHICS 754-5731 Save by stopping in Powell! TOWN OF LOVELL Preliminary Agenda Work-Special Meeting February 25, 2008 Regular Meeting 7:00 EM. Call to Order Roll Call Pledge of Allegiance Mayor Appointments Public Comments I. Work Meeting 1. Water & Sewer Project 2. Don Richards 3. Mobile home/Manufactured home ordinance 4. New subdivision 5. Transpark Highway - Master plan 6. Special Projects fund II. Special Meeting 1. Motion authorizing employment ofTracy Copenhaver and Brad Bonner to represent Town in proposed litigation. Adjourn Meeting Next Regular Meeting: March 11, 2008 Com and /oin, 7Aau, 28 p.o n. 6- 8pro. 4orth 'Big io ital istria NEW HORIZONS CARE CENTER Multi-purpose room 7775 Ca,u. 72. This will be an organizational gathering. Anyone who would like to come to crochet, knit and needlepoint is welcome. your yarn and hooks or needles and chlat with the residents while you work. We look forward to seeing yo Calll Heather Miner, 548-5200, for more information. Jl