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CHRONICLE eO e May 24, 2012 I The Lovell Chronicle I 17 Senior Chatter Honoring those who have passed BY PHYLLIS BRONKEMA We have many wonder- ful people who live in our community. It's a special place to live. Of our num- bers, many have left us in the past year. In remem- brance of those people, each year, around this time, the senior center helps us all re- member them. This week, they have placed a special ad com- memorating all those who have passed away between May 24, 2011, and May 24, 2012. Please look for this ad, and join the center in remembering these people with love. They can never be replaced, but they can re- main in our hearts. The center also had a very special Mother's' Day celebration on Friday, May 11. They had a full house eating that day. Each moth- er received a carnation and a handmade card, created by Pansy Buckman. Thank you so much, Pansy, for your thoughtfulness. Last Thursday, May 17, the Newcomer's Club met for the second time this month. Both bridge and pi- nochle had three tables of players. The winners for the afternoon were Arlene Ross in bridge and Garnet Soren- son in pinochle. DAVID PECK Mysen McArthur (standing, center) gives instructions May 2 during his picnic table assembly and waterproofing detail for his Eagle Scout project. Also pictured are (standing, l-r) AJ Dickson, Elder Daniel Greco, Merrill Beck, (front) Collin McArthur and Dylan See. Picnic tables focus of Eagle Scout project A large gathering of members of Boy Scout Troop 3015 of Lovell turned out at the Yellow- tail Wildlife Management Area on May 2 to help Lovell High School fresh- man Mysen McArthur with his Eagle Scout proj- ect. McArthur's project was to assemble and wa- terproof 38 picnic tables for the National Park Ser- vice to be used in the Big- horn Canyon National Recreation Area. McArthur organized and supervised the proj- ect and had help from many fellow Boy Scouts and adults from the corn- munity who gathered near the so-called brick house - the former game warden's home and station across the highway from the Lovell Trap Range. The project took a lit- tle more than two hours to complete and included a picnic dinner, McArthur said. Cowley news Residents participate in town clean-up day BY DRUE TEBBS-MEEK to the Cowley News. also made an appearance at are now back at their home 548-6901 Friday, April 13 proved to the reception. He sang sever- in Las Vegas where Brent be a lucky day for the family al songs, including "A Thing owns and operates MDV Last weekend, everyone ofFrankie Cozzens when she Called Love." Entertainment and Jensen Byron news Let's talk trash BY PAMELA COZZENS HOPKINSON 548-2471 pamhopkinson@gmail.com On Tuesday and Fri- day morning the citizens of Byron hear a big truck coming like clockwork to empty and remove their trash. They then remove their containers from the street and begin filling them for the next pick-up without much thought giv- en to how this service came to be. Before 1979, there were a few dumpsites around the area. As a kid iremember riding with my dad in his pick-up truck loaded with everything that was consid- ered no longer useful. We went to a bluff down some- where across the river bot- tom and added to the detri- tus that was accumulating at an amazing pace. Often dad would find some trea- sure that some "fool" threw out, and would rescue it for a few years until it was rusty and falling apart and worthy trash to find its way back to the dump. There were dumping sites out by Marathon and also out in the sand hills. Somewhere out in these areas are years of accumulated gar- bage now underground and overgrown. Credit must be given to some visionary town fa- thers who saw a need to form a special district to take care of disposal in Byron. Larry Yonts, Al- den Anderson, Ray Hatch, Norval Carter and Edwin NeVille were the board members and the dis- trict was voted on and es- tablished back when Ray a building to house their office and store equip- ment. Ten years ago a yard waste collection site was constructed. Locals are encouraged to help them- selves to free compost and tree chips. You haul, you load. Other areas are des- ignated for grass, leaves and garden waste, rock, dirt and concrete waste and branches and clean wood. This is a wonderful service to the citizens of the community. We do not pay a monthly service charge. If any of us have an old appli- ance or large piece of furni- ture it can be placed on the curb and with a call to the Solid Waste District at 548- 6124, it magically disap- pears. If there are branches they will chip them. These guys deserve a thank-you once in awhile. Jack Hessenthaler has been hauling our refuse for 25 years now "and is a few days away from retire- ment. He has always been helpful, cheerful and will- ing to serve the commu- nity. Thank you, Jack. I hope your retirement is packed with lots of projects you have been putting off until now. Last week at dusk I looked out my window to see a large black goat prancing proudly down the street. He had a red collar and was pulling a 25- foot leash. No one was attached at the other end of that leash. A young man (Mitch) thought he was up to the task of catching that goat, but he was led on a merry chase through town and out to the west speed limit sign where the goat took an abrupt left turn, jumped several in town was bttsy. Some at- tended the town clean-up, some were assigned certain areas and some people worked on the baseball field. Peo- ple dragged their heavy junk items to the street and cleaned yards and driveways, pruned, worked and our little town is just blossoming as a result. It is interesting to note that most people like to work outside, but some of us find it a chore that jus t has to be done. Perhaps we feel that way because mothers and dads in our days punished us with weeding and mowing when we were bad. It's a good thing for my yard that I've got family and a good man mowing my lawns, and if I ever get the water pump working and don't have to pull hoses, my yard will think it is heav- en. The weather is beauti- ful. People are busy and love the sun and rain and these few months during which we think we might be in a heav- enly place. We love the area we live and work for. This week is high school graduation week for both Lovell and Rocky Mountain high schools. Some of the graduates are students who used to be my piano students a few years back when they were in grade school. Now they are entering adult- hood and it's interesting to remember a time in my life when I never thought I'd be old enough to get a driver's license, make it past eighth grade or graduate from high school. Those little grade school girls and boys who used to come to my house to take piano lessons are now almost grown up and enter- ing adulthood. When you get a bit older, the time passes so swiftly. It certainly doesn't seem that long ago that I was in my 30s and 40s, working and achieving my goals. Life is indeed interesting. Last week I received an e-mail from Leslie Davies, who is Frankie and the late Dave Cozzens' daughter an- nouncing the marriage of her daughter, Jensen. She wrote about the wedding below and added that she always enjoys getting her weekly Chronicle in the mail and looks forward and her family celebrated the marriage of her granddaugh- ter, Jensen. Frankie flew to Las Vegas the Wednesday before and was picked up at the airport by daughter Les- lie, who took her to the bridal shower. Some of Jensen's for- mer high school classmates had flown in from around the country and rented a suite at the Cosmopolitan for the shower and bachelorette par- ty. On Thursday evening, 35 guests were hosted for a re- hearsal dinner in the back- yard of the house that Jensen and her bridegroom had just purchased. The wedding was on Fri- day evening at the Historic Fifth Street School in down- town Las Vegas. The interi- or courtyard was the setting with twinkle lights in the trees. Jensen's attendants were three of her childhood friends, her cousin Lindsay and Brent's sister. They wore one-shoulder chiffon dresses and carried bouquets of many vivid colored flowers. Haylie and Carlie Nandrup, daugh- ters of the maid of honor and special friends of Jen- sen, were also in the proces- sion. They were dressed in opera length rainbow colored tutus. Carlie sprinkled col- ored feathers down the aisle and Haylie carried the tulle- covered basket of live butter- flies, which were released at the end of the ceremony. Jensen was stunning in a beautiful strapless satin gown with a crumb catcher bodice and a high- low hemline. Her morn and "Pops", Leslie and Steve Da- vies, escorted her down the aisle. The particularly per- sonal and special ceremony included vows by Jensen. The reception, which was in an art gallery, in- cluded dinner and danc- ing. The band, Dinner Mu- sic for the Gods, entertained the guests and later a DJ played special songs chosen by the couple. Highlights of the reception included poi- gnant and comedic speeches from the best man and maid of honor. Jensen's atten- dants sang a song written by Becki, Jensen's maid of hon- or, about Jensen and Brent's lives. An Elvis impersonator Jensen and Brent were gifted a two story suite at the Golden Nugget by a friend. A number of friends walked the five blocks with them to the honeymoon suite. Saturday afternoon Frankie flew out of Las Ve- gas back to Cowley. Many of the wedding guests returned to their homes Sunday, and Jensen and Brent took off on a road trip to southern Cali- fornia. The bride and groom works, for the concert venue ............. Webber. was.,the chairmall, at the Hard Rock Hotel and Caesar's Palace. What a vivid description of this beautiful wedding cer- emony. It took a person to another world and thanks to you, Frankie, for wanting this in the paper and Leslie, your words and descriptions were quite wonderful. It's fun to have reports concern- ing the families who were born and raised here. of the county commission- ers. The district roughly encompasses the old Byron School District and can le- vee a tax of up to three mills to fund their proj- ects. Often people think the Town of Byron and the Solid Waste District are the same, but they are two different entities.. Over the years the district has constructed fences and disappeared. The saga continued the next morning when the goat was spotted lying in a field. But when Mitch re- turned with help to catch his prize-winning goat, the goat had moved on and was out of sight. If you happen to come across this goat eating your flowers or whatever, call me. It is not my goat, but I care anyway and would like to see a happy ending.