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.7.x ',+; CHRONICLE July 13, 2017 I The Lovell Chronicle 13 Byron News BY PAMELA COZZENS HOPKINSON 307-272-8979 pamhopkinson@gmail.com Tradition seems to mandate that at a home- town gathering there should be a parade. And so, how could we possi- bly have Byron Days with- out that tradition. The pa- rade this year was one of the best. Lots of fun and Former teachers Helen Stevens, Coach Bob Do- err and Wally Jensen all at- tended. Mr. Pinney called with regrets, as he was out of the area. Good mem- ories of these teachers who helped get our foot- steps headed in the right direction. Representatives of the Cliff and Florence Asay family, Kath!een, Steven, unique presentations and-Elna and Susan, traveled I heard, from more than from various destinations one kid, some of the best to honor their brother candy. Don and Elna's son Travis Derek and Keli Morganwith a memorial service stepped in to organize and and burial at the beautiful make sure our little town Byron Cemetery. The fam- had a first class, fun, "old timey" parade. They did a fantastic job. During those last hectic minutes get- ting so many entries lined up and ready to go, I had a quick conversation with Keli and she was all smiles and said she and Derek were having a lot of fun with the project. Hats off to Keli and Derek for bringing us some good memories and keeping a parade as part of our hometown celebra- tion and finding joy in the experience. It was great seeing so many former Byron folks in town for the alumni gath- ering. The earliest class represented was the Class of 1952, which was repre- sented by Ralph Stone, the only one from that class in attendance. He is the last boy in the Class of '52. Elna Asay Shoji (Class of '67) traveled the farthest, coming from Hender- son, Nev. Sue Carter said ily is still searching for any information on their brother Tom, whose last known residence was Lovell. If anyone knows of Tom, please contact me with the above informa- tion and I will pass it on to the family. My Class of '67 cel- ebrated our 50th with a smaller get-together at my place on Friday night. We had a close relationship with the Class of '66 from kindergarten on, so we in- vited them to crash our party as we had theirs last year. We graduated with a class of 17 and had nine at- tend, so we were a bit dis- appointed that it wasn't all of us, but we will take what we can get and we had a great time. Our small group get-together is al- ready on the calendar for next year, July 6 at Pam's home. There were lots of ac- I have made it a prac- tice during the grand fi- nale to take a few seconds and pry myself from look- ing at the beautiful explo- sions in the sky, to turn and see the audience. It is an amazing view, everyone: looking up with smiles and / pure joy and such a huge crowd formerly hidden in the dark now illuminated. It is really quite a grand sight. For me, even though you can see the show from most backyards, it is a nec- essary part of the amazing fireworks experience to be down at the park, in the crowd, sharing this amaz- ing, earth moving, bone shaking extravaganza to- gether. There is nothing like it. Thank you to all who stepped in to help and serve, and a special thanks to Big Horn County Sher- iff Ken Blackburn and his posse, and Noe Garcia and others who were willingly recruited to deal with traf- fic and all that comes with keeping us safe. Brock Meier and Key- in Asay, the town guys, al- ways make sure that what- ever is needed shows up. Thank you to Rebecca Bates of the Town of By- ron Recreation Depart- ment for arranging Friday night and Saturday activi- ties, Mayor Michelle Hoyt, who stepped in and took charge of rounding up the many vendors for our event, and Caleb and Lexi Sanders and family for managing the 5K. Thanks, also, to the her husband Joe Lewis, a tivities enjoyed during the chaperones who watched former business teach- day, music, pony rides, a the teens cover each oth- er here, enjoyed running volleyball tourney, heli- er in color and dance the ihto friend Christy Petrich. copter tours, and lots of night away. It takes many Both grew up in Mountain sitting enjoying the vari- hands to put on these View, Wyo. Ron Fisher andety of food provided by events, and you all deserve Sharon Jones Fisher and vendors and visiting while a pat on the back for be- Kent Wolz and Rosie Het- anticipating the fireworks, ing a part of what makes tinger Wolz have remainedIt's never a disappointing a small town celebration a lifelong friends. Both mar- experience. Seems it al-great experience, one that ried Byron girls and ended ways outshines the year keeps bringing folks back up in Casper. before, home. Wedding Durtsche and Sessions to wed Saturday The families of Ste- ven Durtsche of Lovell and Stephany Sessions of Sheridan have announced their forthcoming wedding this Saturday, July 15, in Sheridan. A 2009 graduate of Lovell High School, Steven is the son of Aletha and the late Mike Durtsche. He is a 2017 graduate of the Uni- versity of Wyoming. Stephany is the daugh- ter of Steven and Heather Sessions and is also a 2017 graduate of UW. Both have education degrees and with an em- phasis in social studies and coaching. They will soon move to the Phoenix area, teaching and coaching in Glendale, Ariz. A local reception will be held Monday, July 17, at 6 p.m. at the Big Horn Federal community room in Lovell. COURTESY PHOTO Steven Durtsche and Stephany Sessions will wed Saturday, Juy 15, in Sheridan. COURTESY PHOTO Sylvia and John Gams of Cowley pose with a most unusual wagon they purchased recently. Cowley News Unique wagon at the Gams residence BY ANN BRIDGES shears, rasps, discs and the past was well-known 307-548-9661 eabficlges39@gmail.com John and Sylvia Gams are the proud owners of a very unique full-sized legs from a wood burn- ing stove placed upside down on each corner. On top of the coach is an old leather saddle and trunk with a lantern on the front in Cowley as bishop, may- or and postmaster. "Pioneer Da / was the biggest event otthe year. There were times when the Crow Indians came from stagecoach that sits in corner, the reservation, headed by their backyard. They first The undercarriage is Chief Plenty Coups. They saw it at the Nile Rodeo in made from an original an- pitched their tepees on Billings, where it was on tique wagon with steel the vacant lot behind the display by the man who wheels. It is designed to be stores. The program corn- created it, Frank R. Schwe- gel from South Dakota. Mr. Schwegel had an idea in his head of what he wanted to make. It took him six years to collect all the parts and another two years to assemble them. Both sides of the coach are made of horseshoes welded together with the pulled by a team of hors- es and is ready for road travel. This description does not begin to do it jus- tice. It is an unbelievable piece of art. Thanks to the Gams for sharing it with us. What a delight it was to visit with them at their home. mittee provided a beef, which the Indians divided among themselves. They were to take part in the mock battle when a girl was kidnapped from the pioneers. This battle and capture was a little fright- ening due to the realism of the action. "On several occasions, doors made from the end ,,,r our parents gave us boys piedes from a "New Home" Monica Miller,' one pe is ibrl :inake ' oh# treadle sewing machine, of our devoted dommu- b ds in the open:Sleep Opening the door, you nity members, is in Den- was difficult in coming can enter the coach using ver having medical treat- in anticipation of the ex- an original buggy step and ments. She could use citement of following the choose where to sit on some love and encour- men setting off dynamite, one of the four seats tak- agement from her friends which was to represent en from pieces of horse here at home. Her address the cannons fired by the drawn farm equipment, is: Karin Monica Miller, P/ The back end is made of SL BMT, Room 3211, 1719 horse bridle bits with aE. 19th Ave., Denver, CO horseshoe attached to 80218. each one and arranged in I read a quote that has rows cascading from top stayed in my mind and to bottom. The front of the thought I would pass it coach also has equipmenton. "Go the extra mile. It's seats with a pitchfork tine never crowded." footrest for the drivers. Other parts have REMEMBER WHEN been artistically placed Here are some Pio- such as buggy and work- neer Day memories from horse hames, sheep James B. Harston, who in pioneers celebrating their entry into the Salt Lake Valley. "There was then the parade, a program, some- times a baseball game, sports for the children and food, which took our last penny. With our bodies so tired we could scarce- ly move, we called it a day, and found our way home, certain that it hadbeen a memorable occasion." All students entering seventh grade need one shot of the Tdap vaccine to protect against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough). .... WHEN: Tuesdays in July Tuesday, July 11 Tuesday, July 18 8 AM - noon 8 AM - noon 1 - 4 PM 1 - 4 PM COST: $21.72 and is covered by most insurance. The meningitis vaccine is also available and is recommended for children in this age group. Talk to your healthcare provider to see if this is recommended for your child. Tuesday, July 25 8AM 1 -4 PM I ~l~% Please call the clinic at /~|| "~~ (North" " 'B(g '~r~l '~ jttlls~ "~'strict 307-548-5201 for make an appointment during [: !V}NORTH BIG HORN HOSPITAL CLINIC [ .......... the times above L 1115 Lane 12. Lovell, WY 82431 www.nbhh.com ~r~ , ....................................................................... =_______