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www.LovellChronicle.com April 1,2010 I The Lovell Chronicle I 5 Part three of a series Drug abuse has trickle down effects BY BRAD DEVEREAUX Oftentimes, stories of prescription drug abuse are stories of teenagers or adults developing an ad- diction to medication after using the drugs recreation- ally or following a surgery. While not many kids be- gin using drugs in middle school, family members with drug problems can have a negative impact on children and adolescents. Parents and other fam- ily members who are drug abusers can create a ripple effect of consequences for others close to them, which unfortunately sometimes include young children, ac- cording to Lovell Middle School counselor RJ May. May said he sometimes hears about prescription drug abuse from LMS stu- dents, typically age 11-15. He said it is rare that they are abusing the drugs them- selves, but rather feeling the ripple effects of a family member who is hooked. "They come in with in- securities because their parents are abusers," May said, adding that the home life can also include physi- cal abuse that the child has to witness. "If they have a parent who is an abuser, all they're thinking about is where to get that next fix," May said. "The kid can get left out." Other students have reported to May that they have to hide their own pre- scriptions, like Ritalin, for example, so that a family member doesn't take the pills for their own recre- ational use. "That's stressful for a kid," he said. May said he makes it clear to students that he isn't there to get anyone in trouble, but just to be some- one for students to talk to. "Sometimes they don't want to talk," he said. "Sometimes you just try to be a friend and try to con- nect as much as possible." He said the counsel- ors at the high school and middle school practice the same thing, and don't force students to tell them any- thing. If a student tells May something that must be re- ported to law enforcement, he talks to student resource officer Randy Davis, who works for the Lovell Police Department but spends much of his time in the schools. Even though not many middle schoolers are trying drugs now, they could be in- fluenced by their parents to try them later in life, May said. Because kids often look up to their parents, there's a chance they could follow in their drug abuse footsteps. Also, parents de- prive children of a decent role model when abusing drugs, May said. "That's the part that ticks me off," he said. "It's hard to learn without some- one there to help you." He said the situation is summed up by a ques- tion asked by colleague Ray Candaleria, "How can you teach these kids in a forest fire?" May said he sometimes hears of a former student of his who develops a drug problem in high school or as an adult. He said he wishes he could have done something to stop that pro- gression early, like when the student was in middle school. To be proactive about stopping substance abuse early, May shows each stu- dent a video twice a year in class about the dangers of drugs and alcohol. May said his door is al- ways open for students to come in for a one-on-one and he also receives refer- rals of kids to speak to from teachers, coaches, parents or community members. Unfortunately, in some cas- es when a parent requests that May stop speaking to their child, he has to com- ply. May said maybe only 3 percent of the issues he deals with are related to prescription drug abuse, but it is an issue that keeps coming up. He worked as a coun- selor in Burlington before moving to Lovell schools this year. He said two Bur- lington students were ar- rested for breaking into homes and stealing small amounts of prescription medication. The two teens are now dealing with the criminal system, rehab and a serious addiction. "I think through that experience, I saw what drugs could do to a kid," May said. "Those are prob- lems that will follow them throughout life." REDDI report unfounded The Big Horn County Sheriffs Depart- ment received the following calls for the week of March 22-29, 2010: March 22: Deputies responded along with the Lovell Volunteer Fire Department to extinguish an out-of-control grass fire out- side of Lovell. March 24: Deputies received a report of a suspicious vehicle parked in Byron. After leaving a message for the vehicle's owner, the car was later moved. March 25: Deputies are investigating a broken window at a home outside of Lovell. ,r Deputies made contact with the driver of a tan Grand Am that was called in as a REDDI report on Hwy. 114 outside Deaver. The driver was found not to be drunk and was advised to be more cau- tious. r Deputies received a complaint that an employee of an irrigation company was yelling at a citizen on county land in the Lovell area. Deputies filed a no trespass order against the employee and advised the other party of his rights. Big Horn County Long Range Forecast Thursday Mostly cloudy, snow showers 41 / 24 Friday Mostly cloudy 51 / 27 ; | [o] II il -P,k'l I IlIIIIFH ': Saturday o. A taw spring showers 471 31 The latest cold front is now to our south, but the snow will stick around for a little longer. The improves and settles down just in time for those traveling on Friday, but it will stay chilly. The weekend looks to stay dry. Another cold front and another round of snow moves in Monday. ;limate Almanac Normals for 04/01 to 04/05 Lovell Greybull Avem0e H! : : 72 Average Hig : :: i3t Record High/Low 80 in 2004 -16 in 1936 Record High/L0w B3 n 199 !2 in 2002 0Si Average  0i' Record 24hr. Preclp. 0.61" in 1931 Record 24hr. Precip. 0.58" in 1955 Jet Stream Forecast for 04/05 Sunrise & Sunset Sunrise Sunset Thusy i55 AM 7i40 PM Friday 6:54 AM 7:41 PM PM Sunday 6:50 AM 7:44 PM y: 08 7i32PM National Weather Service Forecasts: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/riw/index.htm I'O . I River Basin River Basin  Horrt Riv  O sl  R BeS 74% O nomal Shoshone River 66% of n0rmal Upper Yellowstone River 56% of normal Snake River 0n Headwaters  of e0rnl Road and Travel - (1-888-996-7623) or (307) ?72-0824; Cellular: #ROAD Sunday Variably cloudy 61 135 Monday Chance of snow 40 / 29 rLrl':"l:(=] =[. l[eIgl|Wl- ::!!:::::::::::::::::::::::: :'i" %::.:,: : ........... 40oSP:y:: Bstn :::::: ":" " ..... :: ...... 50S / 305 .... :, ..... ................... 30S / 30S ""'" .,. ....... ....... :.,,,, .,, Thei:polli':.,': '. "\\;" : ........ .... Recreation Outlook Big Horn Lake - Although very light, the weather pattern will be active enough late Friday through Sunday for some light precipitation. Yellowstone National Park - There may be some lingering flurries around on Friday. Light snow cannot be ruled out this weekend. Big Horn Mountains - It will be a little cool on Friday, but Road and Travel on the web- http://wydotwb.m.wy.ul/wb/hlghway/text road.html the weather will improve for those traveling. This ,o.=st,.,.,. : DayWeather, Inc. Cheyenne, WY 82001 weekend's weather leeks mainly dry. www.dayweather.com WEATHER JOURNAL Date H L Prec, March 24 53 17 ,00 ch25 59 19 .O0 March 26 52 35 .00 Match 27 55 24 ,00 Mamh 28 60 26 ,00 March 29 65 41 ,00 March30 56 26 .02 Big Hem Lake i (as 0f Wed, March 3): 3629.92 ft, Big Horn County Forecast. sponsored b'Y SIMPLY THE BEST! COWLEY - RIVERTON ................ HONE:: 1-800-442-0981 ---- -- "'P"=--  .......................................... 'P 548-2873 Fax: 548-7470 www o e o co ........................ !:i!: :: iii'.iiLii? ................... . ffic sh pinc. m 00O'n e r ............ ! MUNICIPAL COURT Persons fined in the Lovell Municipal Court before Judge Sylvia Cams recently were: Freddie R. Boyce, 69, Worland, 26 mph in a 20 mph zone, fined $130 June M. Wright, 61, seat belt violation, fined $25 James Buster, 45, passenger seat belt viola- tion, fined $10 Steven A. Bassett, 54, dog at large, fined $30 Individuals are local residents unless other- wise noted. CIRCUIT COURT Persons fined in the Fifth Judicial Circuit Court in Lovell before Judge Thomas Har- rington recently were: Matthew S. Moore, 33, manufacturing or deliv- ery of a controlled substance x 2, bound over to district court Ethan TylerAngell, 19, seat belt violation, fined $25 Steven S. Corr Jr., 21, failure to display license plates or permits as required, fined $50 Evan Frost, 18, obstructed view through wind- shield, fined $50 Gregg H. Dover, 56, driving in center lane with 3-1aned traffic and 2-way movement, fined $50 Michael Henley, 28, 64 mph in a 55 mph zone, fined $50 Kevin H. Barthelemy, 22, no vehicle registra- tion, fined $50 John T. Wamhoff, 38, OOS tire: flat &or audible air leak, fined $160 Curtis K. Hennrich, 54, stop sign Violation, fined $110 Trina Miller, 45, driving while under the influ- ence of alcohol, fined $630, 10 days in jail (suspended) and 6 months probation Craig Mickelson, 27, interference with a police officer, fined $680 ($500 suspended), 6 months probation and 20 days in jail (sus- pended} Jared L. Despain, 31, stop lamp violation, fined $50 Dusten Bond, 14, minor in possession of alco- hol, fined $180, 6 months probation and 10 days in jail (suspended) Trinette Langston, 15, MIP, fined $180, 6 months probation and 10 clays in jail (sus- pended) Donald S. Carter, 55, seat belt violation, fined $25 For speeding in a 65 mph zone: Shane David Williamson, 23, 79 mph, fined $72 Toni R. Not-Afraid, 55, 75 mph, fined $60; 79 mph, fined $72 Mark C. Wentz, 36, 76 mph, fined $63 Robert L. Allen, 67, 80 mph, fined $75 Steven S. Corr Jr., 21,81 mph, fined $78 Trevon L. Wollam, 36, 76 mph, fined $63 Christine N. Marchant, 24, 76 mph, fined $63 Brad N. Dewitt, 20, 74 mph, fined $57 Arley J. Swanson, 23, 80 mph, fined $75 Brenda F. Reid, 76 mph, fined $63 ................................... 00ort PO : :  :: !! i : .......... ..__._:............... ..... Traffic stops for prom date, DUI The Lovell Police Department received the following calls for the week of 23-30, 2010: March 23: The Lovell Police Department conducted an involuntary hold on a subject who was threatening to harm himself. ,r A Lovell officer made a traffic stop on a vehicle to assist a citizen with a prom date request. March 24: The LPD and animal control officer are investigating a reported case of someone shooting dogs with a BB gun in Lovell. March 25: The LPD conducted an involun- tary hold on a subject who was threatening to harm himself. The subject was released after an evaluation by a mental health pro- fessional. March 26: The LPD is investigating a re- port of cyber bullying. ,r The LPD assisted a family by locating and returning a child who had not come home after school. r Following a routine traffic stop, an offi- cer arrested Roberto Barron, 55, for DUI and transported him to jail in Basin. March 27: The LPD received a complaint from a Lovell resident stating that his neighbor's cats were coming into his yard, and they had eaten a sub sandwich and a fish fillet of his on previous occasions. The LPD informed him they couldn't do any- thing because there are currently no laws regarding cats in Lovell. ,;, ., :., .::; Install sewet'ttne,h Jeseyffrom VVashakie td;Qarmon. . . . . .. " '" :;ii:i id,: .::"i: Install waterline on Jersey from Main to ;Zark- Street reconstruction on Great Western from 7th to alley near Main Street This is one job only we can handl . A downed power line can energize trees, fences, even the ground around it--so whatever you do, never approach a downed line. 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