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6 I The Lovell Chronicle I June 9, 2011 www.LovellChronicle.com Get ready: The grasshoppers are coming BY BRAD DEVEREAUX For farmers and gar- deners who have been wor- king hard in the past month to get their plots growing, a usual foe is expected to show up again this year with an undying appetite for green leaves. The small but mighty grasshoppers are eating machines that can decima- te crops if left unchecked, but the Big Horn County Weed and Pest Department is here to help. The depart- ment will host two meetings in Lovell, on Friday, June 10, from 7 to 10 a.m. and on Monday, June 13, from 4 to 6 p.m. Both meetings will be at the Lovell Annex. The Weed and Pest De- partment will be selling products for grasshopper control on a first-come, first- served basis. Residents may pre-order supplies by cal- ling 765-2855. BRAD DEVEREAUX Cindy Allred, a member of the North Big Horn County Search and Rescue Team, flagged traffic Saturday for bikers entering Jersey Avenue during the Cancer Fun Run, which stopped at the Four Corners Bar in Lovell for lunch. 'Scammed' Lovell woman wants to alert others BY DAVID PECK A Lovell woman is call- ing attention to a scam that cost her $3,500 last week before she realized what was happening to her. Judy Quarles said she received a call on June 1 from a man who gave his name as Robert Cooper and told her she had won $5.5 million from Publishers Clearing House, as well as a 2010 Chrysler automobile. The caller told her not to tell anyone and to wire money for taxes, processing fees and IRS services. She wired him three amounts totaling $3,500: one to Rain- bow City, Ala., and two to Kingston, Jamaica. "I should have seen the red flags, but I was mourn- ing (the loss of) my son and was not myself," Quar- les said. "They told me to change my phone number because everyone would be calling me for money, which I did. "He got real conversa- tional, asked me about my life. I am too open of a per- son. He seemed to be very sympathetic about me los- ing my son. "I'm not looking for sympathy. But if I can help somebody not do what I did, that will be my blessing. I feel bad about what I did, but I'm not ashamed to tell anybody. That just proves I'm human." "Cooper" told Quarles that she needed to wire an- other $1,000 to get her new car through customs in Ja- maica, but she told him that she didn't have any more money, that the ear- lier wires had cleaned out her checking and savings accounts. She said he had gotten $3,500 but would get no more. "He keeps calling, day and night," she said. Fed up and dismayed, Quarles talked to Lovell Police Saturday morning and was told they couldn't do anything because of the international nature of the fraud. She also spoke to a local banker, who told her he had heard some "horror stories" but could do little else. She also has a call in to the Wyoming Attorney Gen- eral's Office and contacted the FBI, which referred her to the money fraud division of the Federal Trade Com- mission. The FTC advised her to contact Money Gram and Western Union to alert them of the scam. She said she then de- cided to go public to protect others. "If it's not out in the public no one knows about all of the people getting scammed," she said. Rod and Gun Club hamburger shoot set for Mustang Days The Lovell Rod and Gun Club met Wednesday, May 18 for their monthly meet- ing and election of officers for the next year. Officers elected for the next year are: President Levi Miller, Vice President Shane Pitt, Secretary Suzanne Wilson and Treasurer Linda Mill- er. John Wilson is past pres- ident. Board of Directors: Todd Herman, Todd Bernstein, Terry Wilkerson, Gary Noth and Bill Miller. The club is looking for volunteers to help with sev- eral projects they would like to complete during the next month, including a new gate, fencing and roof strip- ping. Interested members can volunteer by contacting any of the above mentioned officers. The club has two new shooting benches and hopes to be receiving some old pic- nic tables from the National Park Service for use at all the ranges. Gravel has been donated by Mountain Con- struction and will be hauled in and placed at the new rim fire range. Target holders for the range are also being built at Miller's Fabrication and will be installed as soon as they are ready. The Gun Club will host a trap shoot on June 25 in conjunction with Mustang Days. It will again be a "Hamburger Shoot." Shoot- ers are guaranteed at least one package of hamburger patties and buns for partici- pation. Additional packages and buns can be won by win- ning your flight. Shotgun shooters will be classed ac- cording to experience. Tar- get prizes will consist of "ex- tras" for hamburger meal. Cash prizes are awarded for the Annie Oakley and Bud- dy Shoots. There was also interest expressed in holding a pis- tol shoot that day, according to the club. Gary Noth will coordinate this if there is enough interest and volun- teers. Please contact Gary if you would like to help or participate. The club also discussed ways to involve more people in shooting sports and dif- ferent kinds of competitions that could be held. The next meeting will be June 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Lovell An- nex. Any interested mem- bers are encouraged to at- tend. ROUNDUP date the Mustang Days cel- ebration with an event fea- turing wild mustangs. The public is invited to the mus- tang center from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday for games, activities, educational pre- sentations and to view the famous mustangs. Foster Gulch Golf Course will host the Mus- tang Days Golf Tourna- ment beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday. Contact Ralph Winland at 548-7344 for information. For an entry fee of $30, shooters can compete for Continued from page 1 food and fun at the ham- burger trap shoot at the Lovell Shooting Range at 2 p.m. Saturday. Call Su- zanne Wilson at 548-6397 for information. The Rodeo will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Lovell Rodeo Grounds and will feature the stock lineup of roping and rid- ing events, including mut- ton bustin' for adventurous youngsters. Call Brandy Tippetts at 548-6192 for more information. The long day will be capped with a brilliant fire- works display at Horseshoe Bend beginning at dusk. Sponsored each year by the Lovell Volunteer Fire De- partment, donations are requested for the show. For those with the en- ergy and pale skin left to burn, the Demolition Der- by will begin at 1 p.m. at the Lovell Rodeo Grounds. Admission is $5 per person, with kids 5 and under free. The north Big Horn County Search and Rescue Team sponsors the event each year. Call 548-2409 for in- formation. EASEMENT Continued from page 1 ject. If constructed, the line would provide impro- ved service to residents in the Garfield hill and Pryor View areas and also provide improved pressure and wa- ter flow to a fire hydrant in the area, Beal said. Dickson's motion to of- fer $25,000 and two wa- ter taps (a third reques- ted tap on the north side of town may not be feasible, Beal said) passed 2-1, with Councilman Kevin Jones voting no. Though the motion passed with a simple ma- jority, the town code states that a motion must have a majority of the entire council (three votes), and with Wolsey and Allred ab- sent, the motion technically failed. LOVELL INC. BUILDING Lovell Inc. Director Sue Taylor reported to the council on some structural problems that were disco- vered in the Lovell Inc./Lo- vell incubator building on Third Street during a re- cent asbestos remediation project. She told the council that the building needed to be assessed by a structural engineer before a planned remodel project could pro- ceed. 00Firemeil's NedHopLinBer00fit Rib Dinner Saturday, June 11th at 5:00 pm Loveil Fire Hall Eat at the Fire Hall or take a to-go plate. i iiiii iiii ii iii ii for tickets ARTIST'S WORKSHOP MARKET & SHOW In Wyoming, self-reliance is in our blood. But to be ready for the unexpected you need a partner that can pitch in when you need it most. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming is a home-grown company that's been here for more than 60 years. When you need healthcare coverage, we're the neighbor to call. BlueCross BlueShield of Wyoming An independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association 800.851.2227 WWW.WYOMINGBLUE.COM