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June 11, 2015 I The Lovell Chronicle I 7 BYRON POLICE OFFICER on trying to slow traffic through the town," said Garcia on Sunday, June 7, "but that will not be a 100 percent focus. Intoxicat- ed motorists, domestic vio- lence and other situations will all be part of the job. I'll work at various times" so that his schedule will not become a known pat- tern. He was born in Powell and is a 1982 graduate of Lovell High School. Garcia said he "always wanted to work in law enforcement" and after 17 years in qual- ity control left the Ameri- can Colloid Co. in Lovell to join the Lovell Police Dept. as its part-time animal con- trol officer. "It was not easy to leave the company," Garcia recalled. "It was a great job, but I wanted to do some- thing else." continued from page one BOB RODRIGUEZ Byron mayor Heidi Brightly congratulates new Byron police officer Noe Garcia as Jennifer Massey looks on after Garcia was hired during last Thursday night's Byron Town Council special meeting at the Byron Town Hall. He had been hired for animal control by former Chief Nick Lewis, who had been in the job for three years. Garcia explained that he went to Lewis in 2004 after working as the animal control officer for approximately a year and asked about becoming a NO NEW SCHOOL continued from page one option. As outlined in pre- vious recommendations of MOA Architects, the option would cost $12,743,486 com- pared to the $20,425,700 cost of an entirely new building. The plan would include the addition of kindergarten classrooms at the southwest corner of the existing build- ing and an addition of an entirely new cafeteria and kitchen at the southeast corner of the building. Once the cafeteria/kitchen ad- dition is built, the old food service area would be de- molished and the art class- room would be relocated to the northwest portion of the food service area, as well as the addition of a new special education area at the north- west corner of the building. The current school building has 57,937 gross square feet with a capacity of 355 students, and the ca- pacity study projects an en- rollment of 401 students in the school year 2023-24. Op- tion No. 3 would increase the gross square footage of the facility to 74,694 GSF, with a new capacity of 458 students. It does not include any renovation or updates to the existing structure. Decker said the proposal he is presenting would sepa- rate the food service renova- tion as a separate funding request from the rest of the plan to ensure that, at the minimum, safety issues are addressed in that area, even if the legislature's appropri- ations committee rejects the rest of the plan. Board members were clearly disappointed. Some expressed concern that the school has already been added on to so many times over the years that it is al- ready dysfunctional. Many questioned the condition of especially the older parts of the school that are already around 60 years old. Some expressed that they felt they were being "punished" for taking good care of the ex- isting building. Board chair- man Bruce Jolley, who was a volunteer firefighter for many years, said the maze of hallways is a nightmare for firefighters and other emergency personnel. Decker said the propos- al has a long way to go be- fore receiving a green light from the legislature. He said the next step is to present it to SFD Director Panos, who will make the decision Diana Myers Rodgers, 68, of Powell, died June 4, 2015, in the arms of her husband Jimmy at St. Vin- cent Hospital in Billings. She fought leukemia and large B-cell cancer for 20 years. Diana was born Sept. 2, 1946, to Richard C. Myers and Vernice M. Walker with one red curl on top of her head. She was born in Ann Arbor, Mich and remained an only child. She graduated from Ann Arbor High School in June 1964 and said good- bye to many friends as they would leave to serve in Viet- nam, leave to go to college and leave to start families. Diana would attend East- ern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Mich. She grad- uated in 1968 with a Bach- elor's Degree in Education. She achieved her Master's Degree in Education in 1974. She taught nine years at Chelsea Elementary in Michigan in multi-grade classrooms. She taught ev- erything including physical education, art and music. Diana married for a short time and her last Diana Meyers Sept. 2, 1946 - June 4, 2015 name became Richardson. She divorced and moved to Wyoming, where she would establish her roots. She vis- ited her parents in Cody in 1977 and instantly fell in love with the state and decided this is where she will spend the rest of her life. She spent 34 years teaching in Wyoming at Frannie and in the Cowley school district. She loved the people in the area and they took very good care of her. In 1995 she met the true love of her life and she was the true love of his. Jimmy Rodgers was a carpenter and general contractor, and the couple started a 20-year ride together. The couple was married in 2001. Diana had a special place in her heart for all of God's creatures and she es- pecially loves horses and dogs. She had two horses: Joker and Urion, and golden retrievers Mandy, Cakey, and Meg. She was an en- durance rider and has many awards and trophies from rides all over Wyoming and Montana. In her spare time, Diana liked to ride the foot- hills surrounding Cowley, Deaver, Powell and Cody. After teaching a total of 43 years, Diana retired in 2012. She loved spending more time with her husband Jimmy, their new gold- en retriever Rae and their cats. She also found joy in camping. Diana's full biography will be published in Volume 5 of "Let Your Light Shine," a book detailing the history of pioneer women educators in Wyoming. She was proud to be selected for this publi- cation and considered it one of the greatest honors of her life. Among the other honors full-time law enforcement officer. The answer was af- firmative and that began Garcia's new career. He has undergone the required accreditation plus numerous other training programs to further his skills. His family had a farm in Emblem and had also lived in Greybull and Burlington. However, his father died in an agricul- ture accident in 1977 when Garcia was 14, and the family relocated on Lovell. His mother, Maria Carriza- les, still resides in Lovell and is well known. The new Byron officer, who "is looking forward to the post," replaces Frankie Rohrer, who had 50 years of law enforcement experi- ence and who retired after 13 years as chief in Byron on June 29, 2012. of whether or not to pass on the recommendation to the legislative committee responsible for reviewing school funding. The com- mittee will decide wheth- er the request is presented to the full legislature at the next session of the Wyoming Legislature in February of 2016. Ultimately, the gover- nor will have to approve the request, as well. Decker was firm in his conviction that this is the bes plan, noting that, com- pared to other states, Wyo- ming has some of the best school buildings in the na- tion. He said when com- pared to school buildings in other states that are often- times more than 100 years old, school buildings in Wy- oming are in much better shape. of her life, she was able to ride in the centennial train across Wyoming and was one of the riders in the Pony Express across Wyoming to celebrate Shell's 100th birthday. She is survived by her husband and love Jim- my Rodgers of Powell, her mother Vernice Myers of Cody, her golden retriever Rae and her cousin Dan My- ers of Boise, Idaho. She would like to re- mind everybody that, yes, she could bait her own hook with night crawlers and out fish her husband every time. She once wrote: "Teach- ing is not just a job. It's a 24-7 identity. Teachers also need inspiration and encour- agement; they have made a difference in many students' lives. I really loved teaching and every one of my stu- dents. Thank you God for the opportunity." Funeral services will be held at Glad Tidings Church, 777 East 7th Street, Powell, on Tuesday, June 16, 2015, at 11 a.m. Please dress ca- sual. Graveside services will be at Riverside Cemetery in Cody following the funeral. EWC announces Local students were among the 254 students who graduated from East- ern Wyoming College 'from the Fall 2014, Spring 2015 and Summer 2015 semesters. Area graduates are Tara Richlin and Maci Zier, both of Deaver. l 754-5133 Brillo-in I' howtime 9:30 pm ordork Theatre SHOWING June 12-15 Friday-Monday RATED PG CHILDREN'S RESOURCE CENTER TO DESTROY RECORDS CRC will destroy the records of children who attended between the years of 2008 and 2012 on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Parents/guardians: if you would like your child's records, please call 307-754-2864 before that day to make arrangements. :HANGE regularly scheduled June board meeting for the Byron Cemetery District has been moved to Tuesday, ]une 23, 2015, for this one time only. 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