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www. LovellCh ronicle.com April 21, 2011 I The Lovell Chronicle I 13 i!, Cowley news Simmons-Wallace engagement i DRUE TEBBS-MEEK 548-690] Shon R. Hocker, su- perintendent of Big Horn County School District No. 1 in Cowley, has been rec- ognized as an Emerging Leader by PDK Interna- tional, a global association of education professionals. He was recently present- ed with this prestigious award in Atlanta, Ga. The PDK Emerging Leader program recogniz- es top educators under age 40 from around the world for their leadership. A com- mittee made up of PDK's Past Emerging Leaders selected the 20 honorees from a competitive field of applicants, based on their outstanding professional accomplishments. In addition to being honored at the 2011 PDK International Conference on Innovations in Teach- ing and Learning, honor- ees also have the oppor- tunity to be published by PDK, apply for grants and participate in PDK initia- tives. "Honoring these young leaders is one of PDK's most important initia- tives," said William J. Bushaw, PDK Internation- al's executive director. "We know the future of educa- tion is in good hands with leaders like these making a difference in the lives of our students." Byron news RACHEL GEORGE 548- 7170 Carroll Buchli was hired at the last town coun- cil meeting as the full-time ditch rider-fo~ the town this summer. Mr. Buch- li worked the ditches last summer, as well, but will have increased responsibil- ities this year. Carroll has lived in By- ron off and on since 1999, and previous to that he lived a large portion of his life in Denver. He has worked in the mobile home business moving, setting up and repairing mobile homes, and he has also been involved in building houses throughout his life. Carroll enjoys garden- ing and sells his produce at the farmer's markets in Powell and Cody. He gets a head start on the growing season in the greenhouse he owns where he reports that his tomato plants, which he started in Febru- ary, have little green toma- toes on them. He hopes to Special for the, comm ii!I Over was rais to purchase a new blanket New Homons Care Thomas Bradshaw Reid Christie Ann Hanson Mike Kopriva K.L. McKenna Clay Neubert NBHH Senior Leadership NBHH Employees Cindy Werner Maneline Hair & Nail Design Bruce & Peg Wacker David Burke Judith Skinner Donna Rae Wageman CindyAIIred Richard Brady Judy Ferren Chris Harrison Suzie Warner Carla McKinley Shawn T. Stewart Suzie Warner David & Donna Ritter Prior to becoming su- perintendent three years ago, Mr. Hocker was an administrator, teacher and athletics director in Ida- ho. After teaching busi- ness and technology cours- es at Ririe High School in Ririe, Idaho, he became principal at Dietrich JR/ SR High School in Dietrich, Idaho. He has also been an assistant principal at Hill- crest High School and a principal at Shelley High School. Shon and his wife, Carla, live in Cowley and have five children: Korey, who graduated from Rocky Mountain High School and is now serving a mission in Brazil for the LDS Church; Brianna, Mikaela, Maddi- son and Jayden. "As an administrator, witnessing teachers and students strive for excel- lence is extremely reward- ing," Mr. Hocker said. "Who wouldn't be honored to be part of an opportu- nity to foster a learning environment where ev- eryone pursues knowledge and has the opportunity to learn? I believe that every- one has a need to be valued as a person. Every person does matter." Mr. Hocker is a mem- ber of PDK International, is president of the NW Su- perintendents Association and is a board member of the Wyoming High School Activities Association and the Big Horn Health Co- have ripe tomatoes avail- able for sale in June. Car- roll has a brother and sis- ter that live in Powell where his father also lived until he passed away. I attended an exhibit this weekend at the Plaza Diane in Powell where Lu- cinda Kliewer is displaying her Ukrainian style paint- ed eggs. Lucinda will be re- membered by many Byron residents as a teacher who taught at the Byron Ele- mentary for several years. She currently teaches at Rocky Mountain Elemen- tary, As part of the exhibit Lucinda demonstrated her technique, which appeared to me to be quite an intri- cate process. The finished eggs make a beautiful dis- play and my family enjoyed not only viewing them but watching Lucinda at work. The eggs will continue to be on display until April 30. Several local runners took part in the Salt Lake City Half Marathon this last weekend. Joshua and Caleb Sanders along with COURTESY PHOTO Shon Hocker receives his Emerging Leader Award from PDK International. alition Community Advi- sory Board. He's also a member of the American Association of School Ad- ministrators and the As- sociation for Supervision and Curriculum Develop- ment. The community and school district and all who know him feel fortunate to be involved with Mr. Hock- er and Carla and their five kids. Most of us have be- come acquainted with the Hockers and we appreciate the example and friend- ship they represent. Bret George and Jeanna Wassmer traveled to Salt Lake to run the 13.1-mile race on Saturday morning. Training for such an event is quite extensive and all the runners have been preparing for the race for many months. All four By- ron participants reported that they were very happy with their times, and all of them met or exceeded the personal goals they had set for themselves. Of particu- lar note, Caleb finished in the top 100 overall. The racers were among more than 4,000 runners partici- pating in the event. Reporting on this half marathon reminds me of what a beautiful place By- ron and the surrounding area is to run and walk. There are so many differ- ent routes to choose from that provide for just about any level of challenge you may want to engage in. One of my favorites is the road out toward the sand hills. I know many runners and walkers can regularly be found exercis- ing on this route. For those wanting a good distance route, from the top of Frog Rock down to the corner at McArthurs' house is four miles. Shorter distances could include a round-trip walk from the town park going north to the base of the hill before the road crosses the canal. This path is about a mile. Walking the perim- eter of town provides close to a two-mile course. In ad- dition to enjoying the love- ly farmland, Byron is po- sitioned in a place which affords beautiful views of all the surrounding moun- tain ranges. Getting out and about town is not only a great thing for one's health, but a genuinely en- joyable visual experience as well. Better Body Fitness Fremont Motor Red Apple Supermarket LUa Steed Mrs. Bertha BinfordBillings Clinic Minchow's Service LLCI Groathouse Construction Food Court S.E., Incorporated Pepsi of Powell Keith and Bonnie Wal- lace of Choteau, Mont., have announced the engagement of their daughter Kambrie Gene to Joel Quentin Sim- mons, son of Roland and Brenda Simmons of Cowley and Ms. Reven Foulger of Santa Rosa, Calif. Kambrie is a 2004 graduate of Choteau High School and a 2008 gradu- ate of Montana State Uni- versity in Bozeman, where she e rned her bachelor's degree in political sci- ence. She is currently em- ployed as a behavior spe- cialist with Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch and is pursuing her master's degree in rehabilitation and mental health counsel- ing at Montana State Uni- versity-Billings. Joel is a 2005 graduate of Rocky Mountain High School in Byron. He served a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the England-Birmingham mis- sion. He is currently work- ing on his bachelor's degree in business management at Kambrie and Joel Montana State University- Billings and is employed at Edwards Jet Center in Bill- ings. Kambrie and Joel will be married April 29, 2011, in the Salt Lake Utah LDS Temple. They will make their first home in Billings. There will be a local re- ception for the newlyweds on Saturday, May 21, at the LDS Church in Cowley from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Gifford on award-winning Casper College judging team The Casper College Livestock Judging Team recently competed in the 2011 Southwestern Expo- sition Livestock Show and Rodeo in Fort Worth, Tex- as, where the team came away with a sixth overall team placing. "This is one of the elite national livestock judg- Cody Gifford ing contests, and the team did a great job. Along with placing sixth overall, the team came in fourth in the horse and cattle species and seventh in overall rea- sons," said coach Jeremy Burkett. Individually, Cody Gif- ford, a sophomore animal science major from Lovell, took second high individual overall in hogs, while Jared Oldham, a sophomore gen- eral agriculture major from Lander, took seventh high individual overall and high individual in cattle. Team members, in addition to Oldham and Gifford, included sopho- mores Taylor Eurich, gen- eral agriculture major from KeeneSburg, Colo.; Jayson Foley, agriculture business major from Kaycee; Emily Kading, animal science ma- jor from Billings; Rhet and Jeff Long, both animal sci- ence majors from Vernal, Utah; and Kaycee Vollmar, animal science major from Casper. iiiiiiiiiiiiiiJii ii i iii iii l i Iiii iiii ii!iiiiiiiiiii!iiiiiii i i!iiii!i!i iiiiii iiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii;iii!iiiiii iiiiii iiii i iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiii i i ii iiiiiiJ Shoshone Municipal Pipeline & Water Treatment Plant Shoshone Municipal Pipeline is pleased to have delivered over twenty billion gallons of potable water to the municipalities of Cody, Powell, Byron, Lovell, Deaver, and Frannie and to the Northwest Rural Water District service areas in the nineteen years that we have been operating. Water delivery in 2010 was 1,235,000,000 gallons. All of the water has been of higher quality than is required under the standards :set forth by the 1986 amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act and updated annually by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. We are always happy to answer questions or provide information regarding drinking water quality. Please feel free to: Phone us at 527-6492 E-mail us at smp@wyoming.com Write to us at P.O. Box 488, Cody, Wyoming 82414 To protect yourself and underground utilities, 48 hours before digging call One-Call of Wyoming at 1-800-849-2476 or 811 to request locates of underground utilities. i,