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CHRONICLE June 28, 2012 I The Lovell Chronicle I 17 Smith returns from mission Elder Rory Giles Smith, son of Ron and JoAnn Walker and Randy and Kathy Smith of Lovell, returned Thursday, June 21 from serving two years as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Elder Smith served in the Nicaragua Managua North Mission, which covered the northern area of Mana- gua. He learned to speak Span- ish fluently while on his mis- sion. Rory spoke in the Lovell 5th Ward on Sunday, June 24, where he recounted highlights from his mission. He plans on working this summer and at- tending Northwest College in Powell this fall. McArthur returns from mission Elder Matthew Aberle McArthur, son of Mark and Tracy McArthur of Byron, re- turned June 12 from serv- ing a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Lat- ter-day Saints. He served in the California Riverside Mis- sion, which served the south- ern part of the state, and his particular mission required him to become fluent in Man- darin. Matt reported his mission in the Byron Ward on Sunday, June 17. Future plans include working this summer and at- tending Northwest College in Powell in the fall. He plans on a major in Chinese and inter- national business. Byron News A large, colorful quilt entitled "Endless Gar- den" by Jan Barnett of Greybull was judged Best of Show at the annual Mustang Days Pindrop- pers Quilt Show, held Thursday through Satur- day at the Wyoming National Guard Armory in Lovell. Barnett's quilt was also one of the seven cat- egory winners, which were named at the close of the show Saturday after votes from those at- tending the show were tallied. "Endless Garden" won the Large category. Here are the rest of the winners, by category: Small - "Summer Escape" by Irene Lely. Medium - "Moonlight Sentinel" by Irene Lely. Extra Large - Unnamed quilt by Beth Sib- bett. Youth - "Kaleidoscope" by Maci Zier. Other - "Shades of Blueberries" by Irene Lely. Art - "Nightmare Before Christmas" by LB Kummerfeld. DAVID PECK Jan Barnett poses with her winning quilt "Endless Garden" at the conclusion ofthe Pindroppers Quilt Show Saturday afternoon in Lovell. Seventy-five will be steppin' out for better health BY PAMELA COZZENS HOPKINSON 548-2471 pamhopkinson@gmail.com The word is spreading that Byron Days this year is go- ing to be the best celebration yet. Many families are coming from out of town to take part in the fun. The kickoff begins on Thursday night, July 12, with an open house and free cookout at the LDS Church. There will be displays of the history of the area and entertainment as well. And, did I mention free food? On Friday, July 13, ven- dors will begin setting up at 10 a.m. and a mayor's luncheon from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. will be held. Did I mention free food again? The family carnival will be at the park in the evening from 6 to 8 p.m. The pool will be open on July 13 and 14 and there will be many other ac- tivities over Friday and Satur- day, including a haunted tour of the former school on Friday, June 13. The Lions are spon- soring a barbecue on Saturday following the parade. More free food. The event will culminate with the fantastic fireworks show on Saturday night. Come and join in the fun. If you are inclined to be of service, the recreation depart- ment has a sign-up at town hall calling for all helpers. Helpers receive a free T-shirt and bless- ings for helping make great memories. With the volleyball tournament, fun run, petting zoo and other events there are plenty of choices of where you might want to give your time. If enough of us help, none of us will get worn out, in theory any- way. Historically, the alumni celebration has been during Byron Days and it makes the trip here packed with activities. The dinner will be held Satur- day evening at 6 p.m. following an auction to benefit the Pio- neer Veterans Memorial Park at 2 p.m. Some really great items have been donated, but of course there is always room for more. There will be some old Byron Eagles memorabilia as well as some handmade quilts and original artwork, so stuff a few extra bucks in your wallet before leaving home. The museum director, Har- riet, her husband Dwayne Jack- son and others have created a beautiful display of all class- es and will have the museum open Saturday for viewing their handiwork. This is a great little museum and Harriet has done an amazing job pulling it all to- gether. I know they lost count of the hours involved long ago, but what a tribute to our past they have created. The memorial park commit- tee is arranging to have a float in the parade and would real- ly be honored to have any vet- erans ride on the float. Please e-mail me at the above address and I will add you to the list of veterans that have agreed to ride. The Eagle Nest Diners had a great turnout for their Senior Monday dinner at the commu- nity center. I have had a cou- ple of people ask where that name came from? Well, for us "old timers", we were the Byron Eagles. We have a historical- ly named bluff above the river, Eagle Rock, and since moving back to Byron there have been several bald eagles (no pun in- tended, I am talking about actu- al birds) sighted. I remember as a kid it would be unusual to see one, but I have enjoyed watch- ing them soar down on the river bottom area this past year. So, I am not the only one that has enjoyed returning to the area. Other former Eagles have also landed back home. Therefore, The Eagle Nest Diners seemed like a name that had a certain nostalgic ring to it. The food served has nothing to do with eagles, birds, eggs or nests. The dinners will be held once a month through the sum- mer with plans to have them weekly when things slow down and cool off. There were 14 of us gathered today and you were missed. You don't have to be a former Eagle to be a part of us, but you will be adopted into our flock. BY PATTI CARPENTER About 75 people made the commitment to walk their way to fitness in the "Walkin' in Wy- oming program offered for free by North Big Horn Hospital. The program is part of the hospital's employee fitness program, but is also open to anyone in the com- munity who wants to join the fun. Participants will keep track of every step they take for the next eight weeks using pedom- eters supplied by the hospital. Cowley News BY DRUE TEBBS-MEEK 548-6901 Last week Colleen Whalen of Lander, daughter of Pat and Sid Whalen, stopped in Cowley to visit and have lunch before she returned to her home. Colleen is a reading specialist and has been teaching at the Wyoming Indian High School for 24 years. She was in Powell tak- ing a Journalism Jump Start Pro- gram so she can teach journalism next year. She is also planning to take an online class in speech and plans to be endorsed by spring. We spent more than two hours togeth- er, visiting, talking about teach- ing, her goals and dreams and her continuing pursuit to enhance her educational skills. Taking classes for improvement never ceases and we're proud of her. Last Saturday morning, Bobi Jo Leonhardt, Allison Munkres and I lei Cowley at 5:30 a.m. to drive to Lewistown, Mont. Our first cousin, Christine Tebbs Cart- er, lost her husband, Arden, to can- cer last October and planned his memorial service for June. She and Arden have six grown children and they were with their dad dur- ing his last weeks, surrounding him and their mother with their love, support and grief. Most of the kids live in other areas and could not stay any longer after their dad died. The family gathered together to honor him June 23. Chistine's mother and dad They will meet every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. to report their steps and for an optional group walk on the track at Lovell High School. Each week their name will be entered in a drawing for prizes, and those who participate for the full eight weeks will be entered in a grand prize drawing for a six-month membership to Better Body Fit- ness. Participants who can't at- tend on Thursdays have the op- tion of calling in their steps for the week. were the late Cal and Reba March- ant Tebbs, who raised their chil- dren in Cowley in the beautiful rock home across the street from the Cowley pool where the Harp- er family now live. It is a pioneer home that belonged to the Orson and Rebecca Taggart Frost fami- ly. The late Jim Frost and his sib- lings were born in the house. The Harpers have remodeled the beautiful home and it is a wonder- ful sight to drive by the home and view it. The inside of the home is magnificent. Uncle Cal and Aunt Reba had 11 children who grew up in town and we were close cousins and best friends. There are nine living brothers and sisters and all but Jackie attended the memorial, as Jackie was too ill to travel. Un- cle Cal and Aunt Reba lost their son Ernest in 1931, and he is bur- ied in the Cowley cemetery. Their daughter Sue Tebbs Moncur died a few years ago. Her husband, Whitey Moncur, lives in Hurri- cane, Utah. This reunion was sad and tragic as Arden was such a young man and he and Chrissy had many plans for their retirement years. Yet, it was so fine as the Carter and Tebbs family gathered in Lew- istown to honor Arden and the family. The funeral was filled with memories as Arden and Chris- tine's children took part in the ser- vice. Some of us in this area who are first cousins haven't seen Ar- den and Christine's children since they were young, and how hand- "It isn't about who walks the most," explained hospital spokes- woman Janet Koritnik. "It's all about participation. It's about do- ing what's right for your fitness level." The program comes on the heels of the hospital's very suc- cessful "Biggest Loser" program, which also had a very high level of community participation. For more information or to join the program contact Koritnik at 548-5240. some the young men were, and how beautiful the daughters. Af- ter the service, a dinner was held at the church and all the rela- tives dispersed for their long trip home. Some of the brothers and sisters live in Salt Lake, some in St. George, others in California and some in Cowley. It was a long and precious day of reunion and mourning, laughter and tears and memories. The coun- tryside around Lewistown has lush, green fields almost up to the animals' knees; the forests are gor- geous. The town of Lewistown is an intriguing place as most of the buildings were built in the early 1900s. What a great trip, beauti- ful countryside, relatives we grew up with and a reunion of love and tenderness. On Sunday, June 24, I was pe- rusing the business section in the "Billings Gazette" and once again I spotted a picture of Shelly Gams, daughter of John and Sylvia Gams. It stated that Shelly, CFP, owner of Retirement Solutions, has earned the Chartered Life Un- derwriter (CLU) professional des- ignation from the American Col- lege in Bryn Mawr, Pa. The CLU course of study provides profes- sionals with in-depth knowledge on the insurance needs of individ- ual, families and business owners. Shelly has been in the "achievers" section frequently and has pro- gressed step by step with her goals and dreams. Congratulations to the Gams family.