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CHRONICLE July 12, 2012 I The Lovell ChronicleI 17 Senior Chatter Beat the heat at Senior Center BY PHYLLIS BRONKEMA Despite the summer heat the Lovell Senior Center is still alive and hopping, working to come up with ways to help the seniors enjoy themselves. If anyone in the communi- ty is looking for a cool place to spend an afLernoon, you might consider coming to play domi- noes every other Thursday. Dominoes will be played on July 19 and Aug. 2. One exciting tidbit is that the Center's senior representa- tives, Steve Ramsey and Linda Martin, will be riding in both the Byron and the Cowley parades this summer. Look for them this Saturday in the Byron parade. The Center also wishes to thank those people who bring their visitors and families to lunch from time to time. This certainly benefits the Center and is appreciated. Remember that the July birthday party will be next week on Wednesday, July 18. Come enjoy a roast turkey dinner, cake and some fun gifLs for those with July birthdays. After donating 22 quilts to area fire victims last week, the quilt room is looking to build their inventory of material and other supplies back up so they can continue to make quilts for those in need. If you are cleaning and come across extra materials you don't need, please consider making a donation. Club news 2012 DUP Jubilee held The Daughters of Utah Pio- neers experienced a lovely morn- ing as they carpooled and drove to Burlington for the annual DUP Jubilee on June 18, held at the Burlington Church Park. The guest speaker was Carol Partridge McIntosh who related stories and histories of her an- cestry. The Thomas Dudley fam- ily of England were seeking re- ligious freedom so they came to America and settled in Salem, Massachusetts. They were Pu- ritans and were very intelligent people. Thomas Dudley was the founder of Harvard University. The Dudley family later became converted to the LDS religion and crossed the plains to Utah with other pioneers. Members enjoyed the lec- ture, which was very interesting, as well as informative. Members went to the Ken Cook home across the street to view a log cabin and a sheep- herder wagon that had been re- stored by the late Ken Cook. "We all felt that they were very cozy and comfortable and we tried to picture ourselves liv- ing in one of them," said mem- ber WillaDene Kraft. "We de- cided that it could be done, even though they were very small, but we would be free of all our clutter and extra things that we really do not need." Attending were Mary Jen- sen, Joyce Johnson, Marge Ste- vens, Melba Bridges, Ann Bridg- es, Bessie Zeller, Patty Hansen, Renon Jones, May Emmett, and WillaDene KrafL. Guests were Carol McIntosh and Peggy Par- tridge. Shelter fundraiser Saturday in Cody? The "Gone To The Dogs Run" and "Rally In The Alley" bike party and street dance ben- efiting the Park County Animal Shelter will take place Saturday, July 14. Sign-up for the motorcycle run will be 1-2 p.m. at the Park County Animal Shelter and will go up and back on the North Fork. The Rally In The Alley bike party and street dance will take place at The Soaring Peak Sa- loon and Cody Custom Cycle at 7 p.m. For further information con- tact Ray or Kathy at Cody Cus- tom Cycle: 307-527-4533. Joe Zarate Joe Zarate is this year's grand marshal of the Byron Days Parade and will ride in the parade Saturday at 10 a.m. Onesimo C. Zarate, "Joe," was born to Hortencia and Ro- berto Contreras on Oct. 15, 1947, in Mission, Texas. He was raised by his grandmother, Katrina Zarate, and Lupe and Tola Ramirez. After many years of traveling from Texas to Wyoming, they all settled in Byron in 1967. Joe met a Byron girl, Joyce Watts, and they were married on June 13, 1970. To this union Joe brought a son, Jesse Zarate, from a previous marriage. There were three children added to their family, Christina, David and Ivan Zarate. The family lived in a little house at the north end of where the town park now stands. Joe and Joyce bought the Sanders house in 1972 and still live there. Joe worked at Lovell Clay Products and American Colloid. His last job was at Western Sugar, until he had to retire be- cause of health problems. He was in the National Guard from 1975-1996. After 21 years he became retired reserves with the rank of E-6 Staff Ser- geant. His hobbies are still fishing, camping and four-wheeling. Hunting was always celebrated on the Big Horn Mountains since his birthday was October 15, opening season. He still loves driving around to look at all the wildlife in the area. Joe's biggest project now is his lawn and yard. He works hard to keep the lawn growing and keep weeds from growing. Byron news BY PAMELA COZZENS HOPKINSON 548-2471 pamhopkinson@gmail.com This week has been one of tender feelings throughout our town and beyond. We listened in stunned disbe- lief as the sad story unfolded of a family gathering taking a terrible turn to tragedy. During a river crossing on horseback, a 9-year-old boy named Tyler Hatch was swept away. Don and Janine Hatch's son Kevin had been looking forward with anticipation to having his family together for a pack trip up South Fork. He had been Preparing for months giving his kids many op- portunities on horseback to get them familiar with riding and ready for their adventure. Some of his brothers and wives, as well as their children and Grandma Janine and Grandpa Don, were invited along. We can answer the questions regarding what happened, where it happened and how it happened, but the effect on a family is one that is immeasurable. I visited with Janine on Tuesday morning. A loss like this is not new to her, having lost her own son Clinton in a car wreck a few years ago, but she is a woman of great faith and hope, secure in her under- standing of the continuation of life after death. Someday, she may share her own story of res- cue that happened this same day her grandson Tyler was taken by the river. Her story is one of sac- rifice and rescue by her own son Jacob. Too recent and sacred to share right now, I am amazed that amidst the awful circum- stances there were miracles. Having Janine alive and well with us in our community is one of those miracles. Earlier, Tyler had slipped from his horse as it entered the water. At that point the water Cowley News BY DRUE TEBBS-MEEK 548-6901 The Fourth of July cele- bration was a bit muted last week. There was a fireworks display and young people had a great time with their own spar- klers and firecrackers at fam- ily gatherings. The weather was hot and David Rael's fireworks display was magnificent as usu- al. Some attended the festivities, ate, talked and watched the dis- play from close proximity. Others sat on their porches or in their yards and watched the sky light up. It was a spectacular sight. We celebrate Independence Day on the anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of In- dependence by the Second Conti- nental Congress on July 4, 1776. In my opinion, it is the greatest secular holiday in the United States. Even though Congress actu- ally approved the resolution of in- dependence from Britain on July 2 and the declaration was not publicly read until July 8, July 4 was the drafting of the declara- tion by Congress. The first an- niversary of the declaration was marked by a festive impromptu celebration in Philadelphia, but only after the War of 1812 did this celebration become common. We should all celebrate our independence with enthusiasm, sober thought and thankfulness that we are free to live our lives as we wish. We pray that it stays that way. Our town now has a mas- cot of sorts. A little deer with fuzzy horns has been wandering through our neighborhood for the past two weeks. It helps itself to succulent flowers, gardens and grass and beds down in our back yards. One day last week I caught a glimpse of him nonchalantly crossing my yard and it brought up memories for me because when I was young, I raised a deer and a bum lamb together and named them Julie and Julie Ann. For a moment I thought I was back in my childhood, reliving those years with my deer and lamb, bringing innocent and wonderful thoughts. For a minute, I thought I might be kind of losing it, but fortunately there are a lot of peo- ple whose yards and gardens and flowers have been invaded by this young deer. It even walks and runs down Main Street. Some- how I hope that it finds its way back to its natural habitat, be- cause it would be a shame if it was not that high, and the hors- es were not havingto swim. Not able to get to him from his own horse, Kevin had jumped off in or- der to maneuver through the wa- ters to try to snatch his son away from the danger he saw him in, but could not. He went down a canyon section of the river that his father wasn't able to get in. Tyler was a young boy that loved the wide-open spaces and outdoor activities. He was ac- tive on his little League Base- ball Team in Eagle Mountain, Utah. He played third base and his coach says, "He had an amaz- ing arm, he was always willing to fill in anywhere he was need- ed." This Monday, his teammates dedicated their game to him. His coaches, as well as team mem- bers, all wore baseball caps with Tyler's number, 21, on them. TY- ler's family was presented with a team photo and a baseball with the team members' signature. How do you even move for- ward into a normal day? Is there was hurt or killed. What an ex- perience watching this beautiful animal. Kelly Boelen, daughter of Debbie Willis and the late Harry Wambeke, was in the business section of The Billings Gazette two weeks ago. She and her hus- band Darren live in Billings and have two children, Daniel and Alyssa. Kelly has worked with Wells Fargo for a few years and she worked there until the end of May. She has now joined Stewart Title Wells Bank of Billings as a member of the escrow team. Kel- ly has several well-rounded years of real estate and will specialize in assisting the escrow officer and assistants. We like to read about the success of former Cowley peo- ple who were born and raised in our town. Congratulations, Kelly. Laurel Peterson Wicke and her three children are in Cowley for a few weeks. Laurel is the daughter of LeRose Doty and the late Dee Ray Peterson and has enjoyed being here to be with her mother. Her children are Logan, Griffin and Lincoln Dee Ray. She and her husband, Thomas, are in the process of moving from Mesa, Ariz., to Mission Viejo, Calif., where Thomas has begun working as the administrator for a small college. She is visiting Cowley while her new, beautiful house closes and she is excited for the family's new adventure. Pioneer Days is just around the corner. This year it will be held Friday, July 20, and Sat- urday, July 21. The whole com- munity is getting involved with plans for class and family re- unions, lunch at the Cowley Park, a parade, the program at the church, the rodeo, the games in the park and an evening tal- ent show. Floats are beginning to emerge, music has been ar- ranged and all the activities are in plan mode. At this moment I don't know the theme this year, but do know there will be a citi- zen emeritus, a grand marshal, rodeo queens and princesses and the yearly book everyone looks forward to, and by next week there will be a schedule for all the activities. More on this later. Smoke is in the air, the heat is beyond normal and fires sur- round us. People are losing so much with these raging fires-- homes, animals and crops. The firefighters are spread thin and have once again become heroes in action. Let us pray for these families and hope the fires will be quenched soon, the weather will relax and rain will come. ever going to be a normal day again? What can we do to find our boy? How can we help one anoth- er? The feelings in a community are one of coming together, want- ing to somehow find a salve to help heal the wound and lessen the pain. It is feeling helpless to help. But we try. We take in food, hoping that somehow it will give some comfort. We are reminded of our own families and take time to re-prioritize our lives and remem- ber what is really important. We hug our kids a little tighter, worry a little more when they are away, pray more fervently and send our prayers for the Hatch family as they have a funeral for their little one this Saturday in Utah. Kevin said that several times that day Tyler had said, "Dad, this is the greatest day ever." There is a blessing in knowing Tyler had joy and happiness with his family in his greatest day ever. God be with you till we meet again. FR;~r'rrlrnr'llllrlql/jii J ...... ~ .....................