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www.LovellChronicle.com June 3, 2010 I The Lovell Chronicle I 3 Emmett to wed in Vegas People the news Diana Emmett has announced the upcoming wedding of her daughter CowBey news DRUE TEBBS-MEEK 548-6901 Anna Christina Wilson Atkinson of Sheridan graduated from Sheri- dan College School of Nursing May 10 as a registered nurse. She and her husband Jason and son Isaac live in Sheridan. She is the daughter of John and Suzanne Wilson. Christina received a Top of Class plaque this year, as well as in 2009. She is a bril- liant young woman, graduated from Rocky Mountain High School, spent a year in Russia studying and holds a bach- elor's degree in Russian with a minor in interna- Anna Wilson tional poli- Atkinson tics. John and Suzanne attended her graduation with other family members including her grandmother, Lou Wil- son, her uncle, Myron and aunt Diane site as "Another One Bites the Dust." It was the Lorum and Grace Willis home on Main Street, across from Ken and Sharon Blackburn's home. It was a small home, but the couple raised seven children there, Artie, Angus Maxwell (Spec), Martha, Lola, Dorothy, Mildred and Carma Mae. The couple added a back lean-to for a kitchen and for years did not have inside plumbing. Gary Little (Lola's son) wrote a few of his memories for the Cowley Pioneer book in 2009. He was born in the home and, except for a couple of years in California, he lived there. "As I recall," he wrote, "Grand- pa built the house for the family not thinking that it would last very long. It is basically a log house with walls. I remember that we had an outside toi- let when I was very young (this was especially bad in the winter). I took a bath once a week in the #3 washtub in the middle of the kitchen floor. I re- member getting the inside bathroom and thought we had gone to heaven. I also remember hauling 25-pound blocks of ice from Uncle Darwin's ice- house in my little red wagon. We had an old block ice refrigerator outside the kitchen door." Durtsche, cousin Stephanie and herHe mentioned many of his mem- husband Jason Coble and friend Nan- ories and there were also anecdotes cy Hart and other family and friends. What an asset this young woman is as a professional and a unique human being. Another historical house has been razed. Mary Partridge Yorgason apt- ly described it on the Cowley Web- from Marion Willis and Karen Willis with loving memories of grandpar- ents, flowers, gardens, smells of won- derful food and laughter and love. It is very touching. When I was growing up, John and Mildred Snelders lived in it and it had siding on it. After they died, the house belonged to their son, John Snelders. Jordan Brost, son of Tufty and Brenda Brost, bought the little home when he was a junior in high school in 2006 and rented it out. Af- ter Jordan graduated from RMHS he married Soni Wagner and they set- tled in the old house. This year they bought a home from David Banks and will put it on the lot. Many peo- ple think Tuffy and Brenda owned the property, but though they own a lot next to the old home, Brenda said it has never been in their name. She also mentioned that while the home was being torn down there were tears and sadness. It is difficult to watch the homes that were built in the early 1900s go down and though it is necessary to move forward, it is also necessary to remember the pioneer homes and the people who brought us life, love and security as we were growing in this small com- munity and to never forget our heri- tage. Last week the Hinckley family joined together as their sister Allison Munkres had major cancer surgery in Billings. Her husband, Pony, and the Hinckley family are happy to re- port that the cancer has not spread to Allison's lymph nodes and she is now at home recovering, Saturday I was able to go to Frank and Karen's home to visit my childhood friends, Chris and Alex and younger sister, Mau- rine, and the whole family. It was a happy event filled with cheer and hope, a good moment in time. Byron lew$ GARY GRUELL 548-2220 When preparing this column, there are times that I find it necessary to condense or eliminate some stories either due to length or time restraints. Occa- sionally, I even forget to include some significant events that have an im- pact within our community. Such was~the ce~-~st week With.the resignation of key individuals within our town government. On May 18, Mayor Meier received a letter from zoning administrator May- nard Johnson in which he resigned his position effec- tive immediately. The letter did not give a reason for the resignation. It did, however, state that Maynard enjoyed working with the town em- ployees and thanked the mayor and the council for giving him the opportunity to serve. Later that same day, building inspector Dexter Woodis gave his resigna- tion effective May 31. His resignation did not come as a surprise. Due to a serious health problem, it was ex- pected that he would even- tually throw in the towel. Mayor Meier met private- ly with Dexter and under a mutual agreement, Dex- ter said he would stay on through August. Last Friday, May 28, was the deadline for the ap- plication of nomination for public office. For the mayor's position there will be four names on the ballot: Bret George, Gary Gruell, Gary Petrich and Carl Watts. For the two positions on the town council there will be six names on the ballot: Alan Bair, Dennis Cozzens, Jeff Langston, Linda NeV- ille, Andy Petrich, and Kar- ma Sanders. With the results of the. Aug. 17 primary only the top two candidates for may- or and the top four candi- dates for the council will move forward to the gener- al election in November. Last Thursday there was a special meeting of the town council. Due to anoth- er commitment, I was late getting to the meeting. With another scheduled meeting, the council moved into the conference room. I elected not to interrupt the council meeting and in- stead attended the meeting of the Big Horn County Lo- cal Emergency Planning Committee. Lovell High School was having their banquet at the same time, therefore several members of the committee were un- able to attend. That being said, it was nice to see oth- er members throughout the county conducting their reg- ular meeting at our Town Complex. The meeting covered topics including a Homeland Security funding request, subcommittee reports on County EOP, Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan, the Mar- athon Table Top Disaster Exercise and the H1NI vac- cine. Overall, the meeting proved to be interesting and informative. The council meeting, on the other hand, was confus- ing to me. After listening to the recorded tape, it ap- peared to me'~chat the coun- cil took four steps backward from their.~gular meeting the Week before. F0rln-" stance, a decision was made at the previous meeting to allow the town to pay in- surance premiums for em- ployees; either by spouses' plans, or another private health plan. Curtis Abraham said that this wasn't considered "providing a benefit" for the employees. He then made a motion to change provisions for insurance by July 1 and give employees the oppor- tunity to find a different health plan and the town would pay up to an $800 premium and that the pay- ment would be paid direct- ly to the insurance compa- ny and not to the employee. If the town employee was covered through a spouse's health care plan, reim- bursement to the employee for that coverage would be easier to track, record and pay. In at least one case, where the employee is cov- ered by a spouse's health plan, the insurance com- pany would not allow pay- ment directly to them as it is already set up as a pay- roll deduction which also minimizes paperwork, cov- erage and payment. The whole ordeal of health insurance is to re- duce the overwhelming cost of employee health insur- ance through the Wyoming Association of Municipali- ties Joint Powers Insurance Coverage and still cover the employee health care needs, which is definitely provid- ing a benefit to the town employees. The use of the town bus for students attend- ing school in Lovell was brought up again. The council expressed strongly that the bus needs to sup- port itself financially by those utilizing this service or are interested in the ser- vice. In the past, the town has accepted private dona- tions toward providing this service. Over the course of a year, donations average less than $200 per month. Fuel and driver wages are at least three times higher than that. The council will be putting together a spe- cial committee to address this situation. The monthly Mayor's Luncheon is scheduled for June 11 at its regular time. As of today, there are only two volunteers to provide a salad for the event. I hope others will join in on this very popular community so- cial. As always, have a great and safe week. Connie to Brian Full, son of James and Mary Full of Henderson, Nev. The wedding will be sol- emnized in the Las Vegas Temple on June 12, 2010. The couple will reside in Salt Lake City, where Con- nie is going to college for nursing at Ameritech. Connie is a 1998 gradu- ate of Lovell High School. Brian is a 1997 graduate of a Los Angeles high school Connie and Brian and is currently employed as an investigator for a law firm. Scheeler graduates Julie Scheeler, daughter of Sandy and Richard Green and Jerry Warman, graduated Satur- day May 22, 2010, with a bach- elor's degree in elementary edu- cation from Prescott College of Prescott, Ariz. Scheeler is a 2003 Lovell High School Graduate. Julie Scheeler Get Growing ,,, with Gary Em ett The other day I had the chance to look at some plants and the main ques- tion or concern was "Are my plants supposed to be that color?" With the introduc- tion of so many new unique plants and the different col- or patterns, it has become a little more difficult to quick- ly diagnose if there is a health problem with a plant by how it looks or what col- or it has turned. However, there are sev- eral telltale signs or indica- tions to look for when look- ing for problems. One of the most common problems to look for is that of Iron Chlo- rosis. Iron Chlorosis is sim- ply an iron deficiency in many plants~t~ is oft~ expressed in a plant's leaf by the yellowing of the leaf with the veins being a bright green. There are several common landscape plants that are prone to this defi- ciency: Roses, Aspen trees, spirea, peonies, raspberries and more. Iron Chlorosis is caused by a plant's inability to get sufficient amounts of iron. Because we have soils that have a high ph to it, the nat- urally-occurring iron that is found in the soil is bound up in the soil and cannot be absorbed by roots of plants, which then in turn will show anemic looking leaves. There are several addi- tives or amendments that you can add to the soil to help correct this problem. If you want immedi- ate results (within several days) you will want to apply a liquid application to both the roots and to the leaves as a foliar spray. Liquid Iron can be found under several brand names. Ap- plying a granulate product such as sulfur or iron or, even better, a combo item commonly known as iron sulfate will offer longer re- sults than liquids but will also take a couple of weeks to show results. You will want to make sure that when looking for these products that these items say chelated. Chelat- ed (pronounced key-late-ed) refers to a process that al- lows for an easier absorp- tion of an element by a plant. Chelated Iron will be more readily available and easier for the plant to use. Raspberries often show symptoms of iron deficien- cies with the yellowing of its newer leaves. I will use both a granule product and also the liquid sprays and I will apply them at the same time. Make sure that you apply the liquid spray prior to fruit set. If you spray af- ter the fruit is on the plant, your fruit will give you a metal taste. Use the spray in early spring or in late summer after harvest. Organic matter such as compost helps but will not correct the problem im- mediately and it is hard to incorporate into the soil around plants. However, this yields one of the best long-term results. You just have to keep adding it year after year. Just because you do it once doesn't mean it is fixed. Not everything can be diagnosed by the color or appearance of leaves, but those clues can offer a lot of insight into what might be troubling your plants and can be a starting point. If something looks wrong, there might be a chance that there is something wrong, but usually those things can be corrected. Don't give up hope. C~R~ 4" 2010 ~on2 ITS OWN L