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CHRONICLE February 22, 2018 1 The Lovell Chronicle I 17 BY DAVID PECK Rocky Mountain High School senior Alecx Chris- tensen captured first place Saturday, Feb. 10, at the an- nual American Legion High School Oratorical Schol- arship contest on Con- stitutional Speech held at Hughes-Pittinger Post 26 in lowell. Students from Post 26 and Robert Boyd Stewart Post 11 in Lovell competed as the two posts held both the post and district com- petition the same night, Post 11 Commander Rich Fink said. Christensen will ad- vance to the department (state) level competition to be held in Douglas on March 4, where winners from six Wyoming districts will compete. One winner from the department level will advance to the nation- al level, with all expenses paid, for a competition at the American Legion head- quarters in Indianapolis. At Nationals, the state winners will compete for $18,000 in scholarship funds, Post 26 COURTES PHOTO Commander Jerry Clark Robert Boyd Stewart American Legion Post No. 11 Commander Rich Fink presents Alecx said. Christensen with his first place award following the Legion High School Oratorical The annual post and Scholarship contest on Constitutional Speech Feb. 10 in Powell. district competition is open to all high school students, 818,000, and students who until the day of the event. BOYS STATE Clark said. advance through the corn- Treven Keeler of lowellFink also announced As a freshman, stu- petition receive an addi- placed second in the dis- this week that Post 11 is tak- dents can compete every tional 51,500 for each level trict competition Feb. 10. ing applications for Wyo- year while in high school they advance to. PUBLIC PRESENTATION ming Boys State, which will and only get better at their Clark said there are a Members of the public be held June 2-8 in Doug- presentations, giving them total of two speeches at are invited to hear Chris- las at the Wyoming State a greater chance of win-the local contest, with em- tensen - a member of Fairgrounds. Informa- ning:' he said. "The mon- phasis on the "duties and the Lovell/Rocky Moun- tion on the program, open ey they earn at the differ- obligations of a citizen to tain Speech Team - giveto all high school junior ent levels is good for eight our government." The first his winning oratory to-boys, is available at lo- years. If the student joins speech is not less than five night (Thursday) at 7 p.m. cal high schools, from Fink the military, the money will and not more than eight at Tri-Mountain View Ma- or other lost 11 members still be waiting for them minutes. The second talk is sonic Lodge No. 35 in Lovell and online at www.wyo- when they get out." not less than three and not during an open house boysstate.org. Post winners from third more than five minutes, sponsored by Post 11. According to informa- to first win $50, 8100 and The first or prepared Legion member Jim tion from the American Le- 5200, Clark said, and dis- talk can be on any article Woody emphasized that to- gion, Boys State is "the na- trict winners receive 5200, of the Constitution and/or night's event is open to ev- tion's premier program to 5400 and 5500. The de- the Bill of Rights. The sec- eryone, with students, par- develop tomorrow's lead- lartment winner receives ond talk is on one of four ents, faculty and members ers Applicants must be of ,500 for advancing to randomly selected amend- of the general public wel- good character and have an the national level, wherements or articles. The stu- come and invited to hear interest in government." the top three winners re-dent knows what they are,Christensen present his March 2 is the deadline ceive $14,000, 516,000 and but not the one they talk on, winning speech, for Boys State applications. Cowley News The town crew makes life so much easier for citizens BY ANN BRIDGES 307-548-9661 eabridges39@gmail.com The Town of Cowley provides services that of- ten are not recognized and and is available for various activities. Having our streets and walking paths cleared of snow in a timely manner is an added bonus. The Beautification Com- mittee does an outstand- lO-year-old twins Evynn and Ellie and 17-month-old Ettasyn. Derik enjoys his work because it's different every day, it entails working outside and he gets to know the people in town and help are taken for granted in our ing job each year with the to take care of their needs. day-to-day living. We do pay beautiful hanging baskets Dave Banks, also a life- a nominal fee for our water, and planters on Main Street. time resident of Cowley, is sewer and garbage removal, Their generosity of volun- in his fifth year and is the but the convenience is well teering their time and tal- third man on the crew. He ing to make all of our lives more pleasant and comfort- able. Thank you, John, Derik and Dave! REMEMBER WHEN Charlotte Lewis shared the following Cowley memory. "I remember a wild ride down Cowley Main Street in the back of a pickup. A lot worth the money. If some- ents is greatly appreciated, is the maintenance facili- of us kids were playing in thing goes wrong in these John Barnes, a life-ties manager being directly the pickup that was parked areas we can always depend time resident of Cowley, has involved with the parks and in back of our house, which on the town crew, John, worked for the town for 15 recreation. Dave's wife, Mi- was where the Cowley Merc Derik or Dave, to be there to years and is directly over the chelle, is a paraprofession- is now. With my sister, Ha- solve the problem, water systems. John's wife, al at the elementary school, zel, at the controls and the If you think these ser- Carolyn, is a Big Horn Coun- They have five boys: Dalton pickup in reverse, we start- vices are of little conse- tyPublic Health Nurse. They is attending college; Tra- ed down Main Street, stop- quence, try living without have two daughters: Melissa vis works for S&L Industri- ping only when it hit the them and you will soon rec- and Justin Timpany, who live al, Scott is a senior at RMHS, brick front of a store. ognize how important they in Cowley with their 3-year- Tyler, 14, and Kason, 12. Dave "Lynette Mann came are. old son, and Elizabeth, who enjoys dealing with the peo- running out of the Charlle Of course, there areis a part-time employee of ple in town and having an B. Mann store and picked many more things that are the town. opportunity to visit with me up. Upon finding me Derik Alvarez has been them. okay, she quickly dropped provided for our enjoyment such as mosquito and weed control, parks with the cov- ered pavilions and tables, play equipment, a tennis court, the swimming pool, a splash park, two ballparks, a museum and the landscap- ing along Main Street. The log gym is an icon in town with the town for the last five years. His main duties include acting as backup operator and caring for the streets. He and his family moved here from California. Derik's wife, Katie, teach- es at the elementary school. They have three daughters, John said all three of these men work well togeth- er and go where they are needed. His goal is to "keep everyone in town happy, but sometimes it is not an easy task" We are lucky to have such dedicated men work- me and picked up my sister. She carried my sister home, and I had to trail along be- hind on my own power. My sister was a wild driver. An- other time she almost ran us off in the wash, when 'Little Claude' was trying to show her how to drive:' AppRiver cybersecurity welcomes Kevin 15 years of executive expe- culture." rience across multiple in-Before joining Mar- AppRiver, a leading ident & CEO. "He brings a ductivity software-as-a- surance practice where he cloud-based cybersecurity wealth of knowledge to the service space:' Hatch said. performed financial state- and productivity services table, and will help AppRiv- I m excited about helping ment audits for public and provider, has named Key- er position itself well for the company accelerate its private organizations in in Hatch as chief financial future growth." growth and expansion, and the software, healthcare, Hatch is a veteran fi- ve pleased to join a team manufacturing, consum- nancial professional with witr such a phenomenaler products and engineer- ing verticals. Hatch also has served on the board lin, Hatch served as direc- tor of KPMG's Transaction dustries. For the past six years, he has served as fi- nance director/CFO with the Marlin Operations officer. Hatch is a graduate of Rocky Mountain High School and grew up near Byron. "Kevin is a great match for AppRiver with exten- sive experience in all as- and Advisory practice pro- viding financial, transition pects of financial manage- Group. and operational support to ment, including business "AppRiver has the po- private equity and corpo- acquisitions" said Michael tential to become a giant rate clients, lrevious!y, he Murdoch, AppRiver pres-in the security and pro- worked within KIMGs As- of directors for several companies. Hatch holds a bache- lor of arts degree in busi- ness management and ac- counting from Fort Lewis College and is a Certified Public Accountant. Byron News That groundhog was right BY PAMELA COZZENS HOPKINSON 307-272-8979 pamhopkinson@gmaiLcom I didn't want to pay at- tention to that little crit- ter and whether he did or didn't see his shadow, but he did and our most recent weather proves he was on the right track this year. lunxsutawney lhil has a home cage in the library in lunxsutawney, la. He gets a lot of visitors from all around the country. But on Feb. 2 of each year, he gets the attention of those who like the folklore and legend of being able to predict an early spring or six more weeks of win- take us into April and glo- rious spring. I was perusing the old town minutes from 1914 through the '20s. It is interesting to read all of those old names, the founders of our town and the builders of our future. The minutes are most- ly sparse. They met to pay the bills and stretch the funds to build a town. They met about building a wa- ter system for the town in 1914. That same year, Jo- seph H. NeVille made a motion that gas lights be erected on and around the public square for the July 24 celebration, which was held under the direction of the town council. The ter based on the actions motion passed. Even then of a rodent. Even though people liked to celebrate. his predictions have been Funds were scarce, but wrong far more often than they made it work. right, he still takes center Several entries over stage and pronounces the the years dealt with clean- future weather, ing ditches and water in Before the ground- the ditches. Then, they hog took over, this sto- discussed fixing holes in ry began in Germany and the streets and building the job was assigned to a sidewalks in 1933. Things hedgehog. But in America, really haven't changed groundhogs were easier to much. The concerns they find and keep, so they took had for our town ring fa- over the assignment, miliar in our current meet- We came back from ings. Think of all the years Arizona on Saturday, and I that have passed in our had really hoped to be able community with interest- to take credit for bring- ed citizens taking part in ing sunshine back home to the business of making our our basin. But instead Sun- town function. day morning was a big sur- The plans move for- prise. How could this be? ward for the upcoming By- How can so much snow ron Days celebration, and fall in so little time? What it's always a good thing to can we do except embrace step forward and panic- it and be thankful for the ipate in the planning and moisture and hope the executing. Watch the read- mountains got lots of it, er board for the next By- for the farmers, the crops ron Days meeting and join and all of us. I m told it will us. The theme I have heard be better next week, but if thrown around is "Roam- that groundhog was right, ing in Wyomingy Janet we aren't out of the win- Haddix says this is the final ter woods for a few more year for the Byron Eagles weeks. Then we will cele- alumni, so make an effort brate, then we will do the to come and mingle with happy dance and hope for classmates and teachers that little lamb in March to on July 14. Lovell Middle School has released a list of honor roll students for the first semester of the 2017-2018 school year. 4.0 Honor Roll Ireeann Anderson, Jonathan Hawley, Jada- lie Marchant, Amos Mon- son, Samual Dickson, Alex Englert, Maddie Felkins, Ashlynn Fink, Sophia Fink, Bailey Fuhrmann, Ermin- ia Garcia, Chelsi Green, JeaNayha Gruell, Michael Harris, Benjamin Hawley, Kylie Hecker, Trinity Hein- rich, Gabriel Helm, Re- terde, Bethany O'Tremba, bekah Hendershot, Colter Jordan Woodford and Nat- Hitz, Zachary Hunder, Kori nael Woodford. Scholastic Honor Roll (3.66-3.99) larker Anderson, Tay- liah Anderson, Carson Asay, Jacob Bischoff, Sara Brinkerhoff, Hallie Cor- nia, Samuel Cornia, Lily- an Edwards, Constance Hall, Cassie Heindl, Ri- Ingram, Riley Johnson, Ch- eveUe Jolley, Katie Jones, Maycee Jones, Mona Jor- dan, Jastin Joy, Riley Laf- fin, Michelle Lake, Matalyn Leithead, Kaleb Leonhardt, Morgan Love, Carter Lundberg, Dallen Mangus, Jared Mangus, Landon Marchant, Manning May, Icy Heindl, Adnan Khan, Elle Mayes, Manda Mayes, Garrett Lillard, Carissa Meyjl McArthur, Ozz Lindsay, Geoffrey Lind- McArthur, Kathryn Mick- say, Dallen Mangus, Krysta elson, Curtis Miller, Emma McIntosh, Krystalyn Palm- Mitchell, Keeton Mollett, er, Alyssa Rael, Colette Amee Newman, Benjamin Sanders, Carter Tew, Paige Nichols, Preston Nichols, Thomas, Keyanna Walker, Tyler Oliver, Kallie Ow- Trey Wambeke and Madi-ens, Travus lowell, Joeson son Wolvington. Merit Honor Roll (3.0-3.65) Jordan Allen, Ashlee Asay, Shaylee Bowers, Ada Buchholz, Cameron Car- penter, Quinten Carpen- ter, Natea Cowan, Weston Crumrine, Kincaid Dick- Prosser, Joseph lrosser, Hailey Rael, Brittany Ri- vera, TJ Scheeler, Austin Short, Jadyn Snyder, James Stoner, Summer Teter, Bishop Trainor, Alex Walk= er, Jack Wardell, Dalton Wolsey, Yordanos Wood- ford and Danika Zarate. Sheridan College fall semester honor rolls Sheridan College has work with letter grades announced its 2017 fall se- of A, B, C or S and a min- mester President and Vice imum grade point average President honor rolls,of 3.5. Credits counted in To be listed on the S-graded classes may not lresident's Honor Rollexceed one credit. students must complete atLocal President's Hon- least 12 semester hours of or Roll students include college-level credit hours with letter grades of A or S with a 4.0 grade point av- erage for all classes. Stu- dents qualifying for the Vice President's Honor Roll must have complet- ed the same level course Trace Murphey from Lovell and Lily Myers from Frannie. Local Vice President's Honor Roll students in- clude Katlyn Tippetts and Emily Snell, both from Lovell. t