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www.LovellChronicle.com April 15, 2010 I The Lovell Chronicle ] 3 00People @ 1,n the news David Hoffman, MD, checks out a bump on Gus Gerhardt's arm during North Big Horn Hospital's Lumps and Bumps Clinic held recently. The Lumps and Bumps Clinic offers patients to have a lump or a bump checked out for a discounted rate of $10. Senior center chatter Volunteer appreciation day set for April 23 BY PHYLLIS BRONKEMA The biggest event com- ing up in April at the Lovell Senior Center is their an- num Volunteer Apprecia- tion Day. The motto for this year is "Hands that Serve. Hearts that Care." "That really sums vol- unteerism up," said Senior Center Director Denise An- dersen. "These people put in hundreds of hours that vir- tually touch every phase of our operation. They are the unsung heroes that walk through our doors every day." This special event will be held Friday, April 23, at noon. The center thanks the Bank of Lovell, which will cover the cost of meals for all participating volunteers. A speaker will be present to talk about the value of vol- unteering. Each volunteer present will be given a spe- cial gift. All are invited to attend this event to help the center honor its helpers. When Newcomer's Club met at the center Thursday, April 8, members had an ex- tra good time. At the end of the afternoon, bridge play- er Marilyn Revelle actually beat out Arlene Ross with the highest score. The only male player earned the sec- ond-highest score that day. He said he'd try NOT to get the high score because he didn't want his name in the paper, but he is related to the winner! Pinochle player Lin- da Spragg took high in her group. However, she had only 10 more point s than Caroline Boltz, who had fan- tastic cards that wouldn't quit. I felt honored to simply be in her presence! BRAD DEWREAUX PHOTO Byron news Abraham services are Friday GARY GRUELL 548-2220 It is with a great deal of sadness that I report the death of George Abraham on April 10. George and his wife, Elaine, had gone to Utah to witness the bap- tism of their granddaugh- ter. George had complained about not feeling well and laid down to rest where he succumbed peacefully. George was a native of Byron and graduated from Byron High School. After !serving 'a raison 'for the LDSChurch he" returned to Canada to be united with his sweetheart, Elaine. The couple lived on the fam- ily farm east of Byron for many years. George was a friendly man, never failing to recog- nize an acquaintance and always willing to extend a helping hand. He will be missed. Funeral services for George will be this Friday at 1 p.m. Sincere condo- lences are extended to his family and loved ones. The Byron Bar and Li- ons Club thank those who participated in the road clean-up this past Friday. The numbers were down a bit for the Mayor's Luncheon this past Friday. A big thanks goes out to those who provided soups and desserts. The next lun- cheon will be on May 14. Sign-up sheets for soup in May and salad in June are at the clerk's office at the town complex. The regular meeting of the town council was this past Tuesday. Last week when I announced the meet- ing, I stated that the work meeting would begin at 6 p.m. I was not aware that the start time was changed to 5 p.m. until Friday. I apologize for any inconve- nience that might have oc- curred. Highlights of the meeting will be addressed in next week's column. On April 24, the annu- al Lions Club auction will be held at the Byron Bar. The majority of funds gath- ered at the auction will be used to sponsor numerous events and .provide assis- tanee : wiChin , our coma, nU- nity ...... :: Contact Jamie Fos- ter, Gil Cordova, Meadow Scheeler or Milton Meier to donate auction items. The Byron Bar will begin ac- cepting items next week. Police Chief Frankie Rohrer is recuperating nicely from surgery on his shoulder. He will be re- turning to work in about three weeks. In his ab- sence, volunteers from the Lovell Police Department and Big Horn County Sher- iffs Department have been providing patrols. The Amber Alert sign on Main Street was raised an additional three feet as to allow greater visibil- ity. The sign's main pur- pose is for Amber Alerts,but it also announces special meetings and major events impacting our community. The Byron Recreation Department is still seek- ing volunteers to assist with summer activities for youth and fill shortages on the Byron Days Commit- tee. Call Lexi Sanders at 548-2369 if interested. As always, have a great and safe week. 75 YEARS AGO APRIL 18, 1935 The Lovell Chronicle: Drilling operations were begun last week on Alkali dome, about 20 miles east of Lovell. Interest in the oil industry in this com- munity continues to mount with other drilling compa- nies keeping an eye on op- erations here and sparring for available drilling sites: Is your car over 70 horsepower? If it is, you must have motor oil of ex- tra high film strength to get safe lubrication. Your car today has twice the horse- power and speed of the car you drove ten_ yars agg! The average 'of'22:qeadi'I cars in 1934 was 108 hors' - power. At the Lovell Laundry you could get 14 lbs. of flat ironed, rest starched clothes done for $1 or the end of the week special was four cents /pound, minimum 25 lbs. for $1 50 YEARS AGO APRIL 14, 1960 The Lovell Chronicle: Members of the Lovell Woman's Club present the musical, "Flower Drum Song" during their meet- ing April 8 in the fire hall. Dressed in costume were Mrs. Phil Reasch, Lou- ise Croft, Alys Winterhol- ler, Mrs. Scott Welch, Mrs. Golden Johnson, Mrs. Clark Burrell, Mrs. R. J. Stahle and Mrs. R. B. Bowman. Producers of the show were Mrs. D. H. Denman, Mrs. T.B. Croft, Mrs. Jesse Rob- ertson and Mrs. Don Stef- fen. (Picture shown) Bob and Chuck Negro opened the Big Horn Food- town. Gerry and George Tip- petts purchased the local .".Coast to Coast Store from manager Darrel Nielson. Out go the parking me- ters on Lovell's main street. Evan Asay operates the city tractor in removing the pipe which held the meter. John Owens hammers off a steel butt plate on the next post. (Picture shown) Cowley news Fond memories of swimming in Cowley wash DRUE TEBBS-MEEK 548-6901 John Fuller has compa- ny this week. His daughter, Cathy, of Arizona is here to visit and see sister Deb- bie Fuller and family and grandmother Ireta Mus- grave of Lovell. John has had a tough year and his two daughters give him love and support and help cheer him as he fights his ongoing battle. The Meek family re- ceived good news last week. Major Ted Meek and his wife Jessica have a new son, Jackson Thomas, who was born April 8 and weighed 4 lbs., 1 oz. He joins sib- lings Sabrina, Jacob Scott, Elizabeth and Steven. Jes- sica spent the month of March in the hospital and though Jackson was born five weeks early, he has passed his critical time pe- riod. Jackson and his moth- er will spend another week or two in the hospital until the baby can breathe on his own and learns to function without support. His grand- parents are John C. Meek of Cowley and Donna Hansen of Salt Lake City. Randy and Dione Townsend and their four children came to visit Tim and Jerrie Townsend for the Easter holiday. Erica and Steve Long and their three children drove from Gillette to Cowley and Jen- nifer and David Hessentha- ler and three children of By- ron also came to the family dinner. Erica and Jennifer are the daughters of Ann Townsend and the late Mike Townsend. Jerrie's mother, Eva Asay, joined the family for Easter and the whole group then went to Lovell for ice cream and cake for Mrs. Asay's birth- day, which was April 3. The Cowley Website was entertaining last week. The site was created by Gib Fisher and contains family histories, pictures, a chat room, plus other interest- ing facts. The entry about the Cowley Wash was hilar- ious. Charlie Strom took a picture of the old wash as it appears now and expressed dismay about its condition. Tales began with sto- ries and banter between childhood friends and their experiences at the wash. Someone sent a picture of Mike Lewis and Art Nich- olls floating their home- made raft down the old wash about 40 years ago, and there was quite a re- sponse from townspeople and former residents of Cowley and all their expe- riences growing up in Cow- ley and the adventures we all had. Of course, our mothers warned us of the dangers of the wash and the "filthy" water running through it and told us we couldn't go there. During the summer months of each generation we spent hours there float- ing ships and sticks, having water fights, tunneling into the sand, swimming and just enjoying our young lives. We learned to swim in the canal at the pump house, Tebbs hole and other favorite spots and never thought about in- fections or bacteria. After growing up, we re- alized that the water at the wash was sewer water, yet somehow we lived through it and have great memories. The wash is still there, but rumor has it that it is con- demned, and one wonders how many young kids spend time in the canal swimming nowadays. What a great time growing up in Cowley was for us all. Lamont Martin Jens- en, who was born Oct. 31, 1914, died March 29, 2010, in Salt Lake City, according to the Cowley Website. His parents were Andrew Jens- en and Anna Matilda Mar- tin Jensen. A full obituary was posted about Mr. Jens- en's life and his accomplish- ments and family. There were quite a few replies from people who re- membered him. Mary Par- tridge Yorgason said that she was about 6 or 7 when Lamont came home on leave from World War II and was wearing his Army Air Corps uniform and she thought he was the handsomest man she had ever seen. Richard Marchant and David Marchant remember him as Mont and Richard said he had a unique gait to his walk that he remembers to this day. " Cancer Support Group Meeting ,m, Thursday,. April 15 General Meeting Open Discussion Cancer Patients, Caregivers, Family Members, Survivors, Everyone is welcome. Multi-Purpose Room NEW HORIZONS CARE CENTER 548-5200 * 1115 Lane i2 * Lovell, VVY 82431 H North Big Horn Senior Center and North Big Horn County Public Health offices have been assured that one access (Great Western Ave. and/or 7th St.) to the Center will remain open at all times thissummer during the water/sewer project. While you're here, shop our selection of lawn and garden tools. Coming Soon! BBQ propane exchange-a-tank program! Join the Great Pumpkin and Giant Watermelon CONTEST! Stop by Cowley Lumber and pick up Burpee seeds for your garden. This fall we will be giving prizes for the largest pumpkins and watermelons grown from our seeds! Contest entries must be grown from seeds purchased at Cowley Lumber. Sign up by May 31, 2010. COWLEY LUMBER / k 5,00-,485 ,l Open Mon.-Fri. 8am-5pm Saturday 8am-noon