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CHRONICLE July 8, 2021 The Lovell Chronicle 1 3 Pivotal Physical Therapyls a need in area BY SAM SMITH Greg and Lori Burton have opened a new physi— cal therapy office in Lovell, filling the gap for more physical therapists in the Big Horn Basin after mov- ing from Afton. Greg Burton has some family ties in the area as he is the older brother of Rocky Mountain Middle/ High School band teacher Gerry Burton. “We knew he was here and looked at the area and felt that there were enough people for a further need for physical therapy,” Lori Burton said. The Burtons said they were pleased with the hospital in Lovell and the physical therapy services the hospital and clinic pro— vide to their patients. “The physical thera- py up at the hospital does a great job,” Lori Burton said, “but there’s enough people (in need) that more physical therapy can fill in missing gaps.” “Currently in Wyo— ming, there is one physi— Greg cal therapist per less than 600 people,” Greg Bur— ton said. “So, if you think about it,~we’re shorthand— REUNION GATHERING SAM SMITH Burton (left) and Lori Burton pose at their new office, Pivotal Physical Therapy, located at 186 East Main Street in Lovell. Greg Burton offers outpatient physical therapy at the clinic and also to homebound patients. ed and there should be more physical therapists in the area to fill the needs in the north Big Horn Basin.” Greg Burton said Piv— otal Physical Therapy is providing outpatient phys— ical therapy in their clin— ic at 186 East Main and in people’s homes, if needed. Greg Burton has been working in the physical therapy field for 24 years. “I’ve been mostly working in rural health— care, which means I work in almost everything,” he said. “In Star Valley, we worked a lot with athletes, geriatrics and the home- bound patients.” Burton will accept pa- tients whether they have health insurance or not. “We’ll accept any in— surance,” he said. “We work with people that also don’t have insurance. We do understand that peo- ple have limited or no in— surance, and we will work with them. “We love helping peo- ple get back to work, to play and to life.” Walk—ins are welcome at Pivotal Physical Thera— py, and physician referrals are not required. COURTESY PHOTO Members of the LHS Class of 1970 gathered for a 50-plus-one' reunion June 26 at the Lovell Community Center. Pictured are (back row, l-r) Stan Asa , Bruce Morrison, Leslie Bea] Hoffman, Ron Walker, Janice Clark Rausch, Jerry Doerr, Jack Nebel, Ed Allred, second row) Shelley Reasch Childs, Linda Larson Marchant,vDon Minchow, Marjorie Armour Caputo, Sand Yonts Wirth, Linn Kelsey Beemer, Colleen Erickson Allen, Letha Schneider Nusz, Ginger Despain Parks, Mark Padilla, Dean Despain, Sydney Doerr Hessenthaler, Jed Denman, Tim Connor, (front row) Dr. Stephen Scranton, Terry Hansen Timmons, Cathy Denman, Dana Taggart Cranfill and Marwyn Walker Layne. Not pictured but also attending was Carey Haskins Verdon. Fire near Clark mostly contained at 29,841 acres CODY (WNE) — The Robertson Draw Fire burning north of Clark has been largely contained over the past week, with minimal fire increase and improved containment. On Monday morn— ing, the fire was burn— ing at 29,841 acres with l mm to Purchase a reserved space at the Famous Byron Days Show 10m 3am SPACE / 2m after the parade 69% containment. Peggy Miller, a pub- lic information officer for the fire, said the majority of the fire area is in patrol status. On Saturday, a new lightning—caused fire started south of the fire near Robertson Draw 24’x24’ ONLY , .5100 1.1m preserve your spot tOdBY! MAJOR CREDlTCARDS ACCEPTED 730m Road. Responders were able to work with fire— fighters to contain the fire at less than one acre. Another light— ning—sparked fire oc- curred on Sunday, 12 miles east of the burn. Responders were able to contain this fire at less 3; than five acres. The hottest parts of the burn are now in its most-remote, wilderness aspects on its west side, about five miles east of US 212 (Beartooth Highway). Firefighters took ad— vantage of cool, moist weather on Monday. “‘1‘ Free Freedom Fun Run at Jones Park. -. Parade on Main Street Horseshoes: Pony Rides Largest Food Truck. ' Rally Ever 50/50 Raffle - s1 tickets ,CO-ED Volleyball Tournament $60 pertearn, registration deadline is Fridayfiltilgi‘gmy 8 pm. Please contact Retails Collins to register your team at 307—760-1557 or email nattyc‘anZQhotmailcom. (field opens at Jim) Schneider among Northeast Community College graduates A local student was among the 905 students who graduated from Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Nebras- Library News ka, on June 29, 2021. Jeremy Schneider of Lovell received associate of science and associate of arts degrees. Coloring contest to honor Wyoming’s 131st birthday BY CATHY COLLINS Happy 131$t birth— day, Wyoming! Join us as we celebrate at the Lovell Branch Library. We will be handing out popcorn on Thursday, July 8, and cotton candy on Fri— day, July 9. Pick up a Wyo— ming flag coloring page for our contest. Use any type of medium and turn it in no later than 4 pm. on Friday, July 16. Four winners will be announced on July 19, one each from preschool, kin— dergarten through third grade, fourth through eighth grade and high school/adult. Two “Late Night at the Library” activities have been planned for July. Teens entering sixth or seventh grade this fall are From our files invited to attend Thurs- day, July 8. Those entering eighth through 12th grade can attend Thursday, July 22. Stop by the library anytime to pick up your ticket and reserve your spot. Both activities will be filled with food, games and prizes. There is no cost to attend. We are excited to wel— come local author Car- men Dickson on Wednes- day, July 28, from 11 a.m. to 3 pm. She will have her new book “Sold in Plain Sight” available to purchase. You can have your copy signed and visit with her while you are at the library. Fif— ty percent of profits will be donated to Operation Un- derground Railroad to help support the fight to end human trafficking. Restaurant news in ’96 and ’11 100 Years Ago, July 8, 1921 The Cowley Progress Former President Wil- liam Howard Taft has been nominated by President Harding to be chief justice of the United States, and his nomination was con— firmed by the senate in ex— ecutive session. Mr. Taft is the first man in the nation’s history to be chosen for the highest office in both the executive and judicial branches of the govern— ment. Throughout all of his public career, a hope that he might someday become chief justice is said by Mr. Taft’s close friends to have been the aspiration nearest his heart. 75 Years Ago, July 11, 1946 The Lovell Chronicle Lovell flower lovers were treated last night when a night-blooming cereus belonging to Mrs. Dan Keleher burst into full bloom. The plant was one which she had kept for five years, this being the first lossom. The cereus is a member of the cactus fam— ily, and at protracted in- tervals starts a bud grow— ing from the side of the leaf which curves downward and opens into a large del— icate flower. The blos- som remains open only a few short hours during the night and then closes again. A reat many peo— ple visite the Keleher I-Io— tel last evening to witness the unusual event. 50 Years Ago, July 8, 1971 The Lovell Chronicle After years of only spo- radic care, the old Luther— an Cemetery, three miles east of Lovell, got a face lifting in 1970, which gave back its dignity as a “Fried- hof” or “restin place.” Es— tablished by ,t e Luther— an's of the community, who came from Russia to‘ work in the sugar beet fields, the cemetery was used from 1921 to 1944. Many graves were moved over the years, but about 41 still remain, every one now clearly de— fined and marked in some way through the efforts of Bill Winterholler. 25 Years Ago, July 11, 1996 The Lovell Chronicle A famous Lovell eat— ery will reopen under new ownership and manage- ment next Monday, July 15, when the Rose Bowl Cafe opens its doors once again, according to new own- ers Mary Harmon and her daughter, Jerilyn Metro. 10 Years Ago, July 7, 2011 The Lovell Chronicle A transition is in the works at Lange’s Kitchen in Lovell. Partners Craig Trumbull and Bonnie Na— tion announced their plans for the new Brandin’ Iron Restaurant this week, pur- chasing the building at 483 Shoshone Ave. from Sharon Lange in a deal scheduled to c ose on July 15. Cornhole Tournament $59 per team, You can preregister your team by contacting Tommy May at 307-202—1145. Combo/e Board Rafer Club Dauntless Inflatable Obstacle Course Bones in the Roads“? Concert, Carter Field Fireworks Reserve spots to share with your friends, 24’x24’ only $100. Contact Town Hall at 307-548-7490 for fireworks seating and 50/50 raffle tickets. Also available at gates before the fireworks