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2 I The Lovell Chronicle I March 25, 2010 www. Love llCh ronicle.com percent in Unemployment jumped in Big Horn County from 9 percent in December of 2009 to 10.8 in January of 2010. The increase in unemploy- ment is slightly more in Big Horn County than in the rest of Wyoming, where de- dining jobs in the natural resources and mining and construction sectors of the economy led the increase in unemployment to 8.6 per- cent, up one percent from December of 2009. The seasonally adjust- ed unemployment rate in- creased from 7.5 percent to 7.6 percent, according to the Research and Planning sec- tion of the Wyoming Depart- ment of Employment (not a statistically significant change). Wyoming's unemploy- ment rate is below the U.S. rate of 9.7 percent. The state's labor force, or sum of employed and unemployed individuals, decreased slightly from a year earlier (an estimated -384 people or -0.1 percent). Over the year, employ- ment decreased by 14,400 jobs (-5.0 percent). The larg- est job losses occurred in natural resources and min- ing (-4,700 jobs or -16.1 percent) and construction (-2,800jobs or-12.3 percent). Employment also fell in lei- sure and hospitality (-1,900 10 (-1,400 jobs or -8 1 percent), other services (-1,300 jobs or -10.7 percent), retail trade (-1,200 jobs or -3.9 percent), and transportation and util- ities (-700 jobs or -4.9 per- cent). Job gains were seen in educational and health services (400 jobs or 1.6 per- cent) and government in- cluding public schools, col- leges and hospitals (600 jobs or 0.9 percent). From December to Jan- uary Wyoming employment fell by 6,500 jobs (-2.3 per- cent). This level of decrease is consistent with normal seasonal patterns. Seasonal job losses were seen in con- struction (- 1,100 j obs or -5.2 percent), retail trade (-1,300 jobs or -4.2 percent), profes- sional and business services (-500 jobs or -3.0 percent), leisure and hospitality (-400 jobs or -1.4 percent), and government (including pub- lic schools, colleges, and hospitals; -2,500 jobs or -3.4 percent). Most county unemploy- ment rates followed their normal seasonal pattern and increased from December to January. Lincoln County posted the highest unem- ployment rate (11.0 percent) followed by Big Horn (10.8), Johnson (10.7), and Fre- mont (10.3) counties. The lowest unemploy- ment rates were found in Ruth Nelson Feb. 27, 1927 - March 20, 2010 Ruth Nelson Hecker died in the early morning hours on March 20, 2010, at the Billings Clinic from heart failure. She was born on Feb. 27, 1927, on the family farm in Rockvale, Mont where she grew up, to C.C. "Lum" Nelson and Clara McClintock Nelson. She attended the Rock- vale School for the first eight years and then went to Edgar High School, grad- uating in 1945. She was a good student and enjoyed high school, and she liked to attend the Edgar High School reunions held over the years. After graduation Ruth went to Billings to work, where she met Francis Hecker. They were married on Oct. 1, 1945, a whirl- precise touch and attention tended Dickinson State to detail made her work Teachers College. stand out. Her painted While at Dickinson work is enjoyed by peopleState, she met Lloyd Ruse, all across the U.S. and in several foreign countries. Ruth was known for her baking, and her cakes were popular at the Senior Center. She also made the best pie crust around, and always had a new recipe to share. Ruth and Francis loved to camp and spent many enjoyable evenings around the campfire. Their favor- ite place to camp was Medi- cine Lodge Campground in Hyattville. Ruth is survived by her four children, Betty (Kerry) Burns, Ruth Anne (Ray) Kline, Mike (Laurie) and Steven; eight grand- children, Kelta, Sarah, Christian, Erin, Lexi, Ty, Quinton and Kylie and one special great-granddaugh- ter, Serrenity. She is also survived by three sisters, Jean Harris, Mac Mitch- ell and Mary Weishaar and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; hus- band Francis; granddaugh- ter Meredyth Burns; three brothers, Walter, Arthur and Bob; and two sisters, Ethel Locke and Dorothy Wieland. Donations may be made on behalf of the Lovell Se- nior Citizens Center or the Medicine Lodge Camp- whom she married after graduation. She and Lloyd worked as a team in educa- tion in North Dakota (Fry- berg, Landa, Cleveland, Dunn Center and Center) and Montana schools in- cluding Bainville, Brock- ton and Red Lodge. Adeline was a wonderful teacher who inspired her students. One of her great joys in life was her family. They always came first. She and her husband, Lloyd, were best friends and were reg- ularly seen together. They were both big sports fans and rarely missed watch- ing their four children par- ticipate in events. Adeline was also actively involved in church activities. Adeline and Lloyd loved children - not just their own or their "kids" at school, but they often took in children who were in need. They have stayed in contact with many of them throughout the years. So many lives were touched through her generous giv- ing. Adeline loved crafts of all types. She loved to sew, knit and crochet and paint. She was wonderful at counted cross stitch and often made beautiful hand embroidered quilts. She would often just see an idea She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Lloyd. Her surviving fami- ly includes daughter Faye (Ed) Lawler and children Patrick and Catherine of Billings; son Lamar (Cathy) Ruse and their children, Bethany (Jarod) Collins and Benjamin (Lacey) Ruse, all of Denver; daughter Carol (Monte) Layman of Baytown, Texas, and their daughter, Beth, of Yokosu- ka, Japan; and daughter, Nancy (Steve) Cerroni and son Matthew (Kimberly) Dillon, along with daughter Kristen Cerroni of Lovell and Patti Cerroni Gaddis and family of Monroe, Ga. Her surviving siblings include Bob and Lucille Schultz of Terry, Mont.; Kenny (Lorene) Schultz of Spokane, Wash.; Bernard (Phyllis Schultz) of Glas- gow, Mont.; Martha (Ed, deceased) Hegel of Spo- kane; Burt (Ellie) Schultz of Minot, N.D.; Tom (Candy) Schultz of Spokane; Norma (Melvin) Van Vorst of Mo- lalla, Ore.; Clifford (Ella) Schultz of Deer Lodge, Mont.; and Kathy (Tommy) Grefsheim of Northwood, N.D. Her nine siblings also have many children and grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother-in- law, William Ruse of Dick- inson, N.D and she was expecting her first great grandchild this summer. jobs or-6.1 percent), profes- Albany (5.7), Sublette (5.8) wind romance that lasted ground. - a prom dress or a cute There are also many fam- sional and business services and Goshen (6.8) counties. 53 years. Ruth and Fran- Visitation will be held bench - and she would go ily members in Glen Ullin, cis lived in Billings, Reed Thursday, March 25, fromhome to create it. Bismarck and Minot, N.D. Point, Pryor and Hyattville, 6 to 8 p.m. at Haskell Fu- After she retired from A family gathering was Meyer to hold public meet wyo In 1956 theymoved neralHomeinLovell. Ser- teaching, she nursed herheld in her honor Saturday, to Lovell, which became vices will be Friday, March husband Lloyd during hisMarch 20. Memorial dona- d g yb their permanent home. 26, at 10:30 a.m. at Haskell battle with cancer. During tions can be made to the an reet in Gre ull Saturday Ruth was active in her Funeral Home. A recep- that time, she saw a ere- New Horizons Care Center RitaMeyer, who is run- need an experienced, de- community and loved poli-tion will follow the service mendous need for Hospice or the Pryor Mountain Wild ning for Wyoming Gover- cisive leader as Governor, tics. She served as an elec- at the Lovell Senior Center, care and she moved to Bill- Mustang Center in Lovell. nor, has invited Big Hornand I will bring a strongtion judge for many years, 757 Great Western Ave. In- ings to become involved in County residents to a pub- track record of solid work was appointed to the State terment will be in the Rock- that program. Her volun- and service to Library and Museum vale Cemetery with grave-teering did not stop there. I ' I lieGreybullmeet Highand greetschoolatcom.the theeXperienceGovernor's Office." Board, served on the nutri- side services at 3 p.m. She was a volunteer I C7-O tz mons from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Meyer was elected as tion board for the Lovell St- at the Moss Mansion Gift I ] I Saturday, March 27. Wyoming State Auditor in nior Citizens Center, and lie shop, the Alberta Bair The- ] "I am looking forward to November of 2006 and an- was elected to the board of Adeli atre and the Faith Evan- 15th Mo,t 54s 7127 visiting with the residents nounced her campaign for the center Several times, gelical LiveWires. She led try. Ch,ist, he, S,a,dt,t ofBig Horn County and dis- Governor in January of Shetookherresponsibili-S hliltz:Rase Bible Study Fellowship] cussing the issues that are 2010. She is marrmd to Dr. ties seriously and served JUly 19, 1929 - and she was a member of I I ' : ~" " 1 9:15 am Bible. Study I the Big Sky Dollars. She| lO.'30am Worship Service I important to them," MeyerCharlie Meyer, a native of her state and fellow citizens said. "Wyoming is going to Rawlins. well. She read two news- March 19, 2010 spent a great deal of time ]WednesdayService7:3Opm ! papers every day and al- Adeline Schultz Rase doing crafts and caring for ways kept up with currentwas born July 19, 1929, in her grandchildren. I (]/Y [c rnef" I events. She campaigned Glen Ullin, N.D to Benin- Adeline stayed active I sy, I NOTi : andf r hercouldfavoritealwaysCandidateStell you minMormannSChultZschultz.and Mathildashe was Parkinson'sin the communitYDisease causedUntil what was happening in our the oldest of 10 children her to require nursing Terry IIIIIIL-'=' nation's capital. -or as her father calledhome care. She lived at the a Ruth was an artist atthem, his four and a half New Horizons Care Center heart. She was a china dozen. She attended school for the last four years of her Terry Cahill of Lovell Viewing/visitation will be painter, a tole painter and inGlen Ullin and then at-life. died Monday, March 22, held one hour prior to ser- she also painted in oils and 2010, as a result of an acci- vices. Cremation will take watercolors. She taught / Serving Northern~ dent north of Lovell. place following services,tole painting and cake dec- Big Horn County Services will be held Sa-Haskell Funeral Home orating through Northwest ]111H td I SSellibl turday, March 27, at 11 a.m. in L0vell is in charge of at-College and her classes / IIl ,y,orood at Haskell Funeral Home. rangements, were always popular. Her v I ti years Church St. Joseph's Catholic Church 1141 Shoshone Ave. Love WY Dally Mass: Noon Sacrament of Confession: 4-5 pm Saturday sacrifice of the Mass Sat.: 5:15 prn; Sun.: 9:30 am 9:00 am ' bb I Ii, I Pastor Michael McKnigh, I 548-6561 / I ]0:30 am~ 548.7390I I Servloea: Sunday Sohool S:46 am Bible Lesson 8th & Jerse [ Bpb]me Less " ~ 8thL&o~:~se)" J[| Morn. Worsh|, 11 am Eve. Wor.~hlp 6 Pmwed. Bible Study, ,m at the comer of Park & Shoshone, Lovell Pastor Paula Morse Chumh: 548-7478 8:30 Denver Worship 10:30 Lovell Worship 310 Idaho flue Louell ~rvloes Sunday Sohool -- 9:45 am Momlng Womhlp - 10:50 am Sunday Night -- 6:30 pm Wed. Bible Study -- 7 pm www.LovellAssemblyofGod.org Rev. 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