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www.LovellChronicle.com July 14, 2011 } The Lovell Chronicle I 3 Relay for Life: BY PATTI CARPENTER Cancer is something 9-year-old Trevor Jewell has known most of his life. He was diagnosed with leu- kemia at age two. ' "When he was growing up he knew nothing differ- ent," said his mother, Su- zette Jewell. "When he would go out in public he knew he would have to wear a mask just because." Jew- ell was well received by his peers in spite of the mask, and his peers were "amaz- ingly tolerant," according to his mother, in spite of being bald from the chemother- apy treatments he was re- ceiving.' "It was a little devas- tating at first," said Su- zette Jewell. "I had to take him to Salt Lake City every week at first." The young- er Jewell endured, often- times painful, chemothera- py treatments, spinal taps, and bone marrow tests on those visits, which contin- ued for a full three and a half years. "Cancer just picks and chooses who it wants," said Jewell. "It is very random." At the hospital, Trev- or Jewell earned "beads of courage" from hospital staff for the painful treatments he received. He earned a white bead for every che- One cancer survivor's story PATTI CARPENTER Trevor Jewell and his mother Suzette Jewell plan to participate in the Relay for Life event on July 29 at Kevin P. Robertson Memorial Stadium located at Lovell High School. ...... ..... comfort in them today. motherapy treatment he re- ceived, a black bead for ev- ery poke with a needle and a lime green bead for other treatments. Jewell is proud to own three full strings of beads from those days at the hospital and still finds "We keep them stored in a special place so they don't get lost or broken and Trevor still shares them with his friends at times," said Suzette Jewell. Trevor plans to partici- pate in the survivors' walk at the Relay for Life and hopes for the honor of car- rying the survivors' ban- ner again this year. The family, including his three other siblings, also plans to participate in the team event. Trevor is in remis- sion and has been off che- motherapy treatments for three years. He enjoys baseball, wrestling, soccer, and most of all enjoys just being a "normal" kid again. "He lost so much of his childhood to this disease," said Suzette. "The thing he loves most of all right now is to just play with his friends." Trevor is a third grade stu- dent at Lovell Elementary. This story is the first in a series of three stories about cancer survivors in our com- munity. The Chronicle will publish a story each week leading up to the Relay for Life event scheduled to take place on July 29, starting at 7 p.m. at Kevin P. Robertson Stadium at Lovell High School. Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area prepares for high water levels Bighorn Canyon Nation- al Recreation Area is prepar- ing for high water levels on both Bighorn Lake and the Bighorn River throughout July. Please keep in mind the following predictions are subject to change due to weather conditions and wa- ter management decisions. As you may well know the area has received record snowfall and rain this past winter and spring and as a result runoff is at record levels. Lake levels are ex- pected to reach the upper end of the flood pool on Big- horn Lake. This will mean that many docks and camp- grounds will be inaccessi- ble until lake levels drop. The lake level is expect- ed to peak at about 3655 ft sometime around July 15th and may well continue at high levels throughout the month. The following is a status of campgrounds on Bighorn Lake: There is the possibility of a closure of the Black Canyon campground due to flood- ed campsites starting this coming weekend of July 9th-10th, and continuing until further notice. Please check with a ranger or at the park visitor center for an update. The docks and floating restrooms in Black Canyon will still be accessible. Dayboard 9 visitor use area will most likely be ac- cessible throughout this high water event: Medi- cine Creek campground is closed. River flows are cur- rently at 8,500 cfs but are expected to increase after this weekend and may ex- ceed 10,000 cfs for the en- tire month of July. Please use caution when launch- ing and retrieving boats at the river launch sites. Please re-use and recycle The Kevin P. Robertson Memorial Stadium was ablaze with luminarias during last year's Relay for Life event. FifthAnnual Relay for Life organizers ready to light up the night July 29 BY PATTI CARPENTER Organizers of the Fifth Annual Relay for Life plan to have the lights shine bright at this year's fund- raiser for the American Cancer Society. The event, which will take place on, Friday, July 29, at Kevin P. Robertson Memorial Sta- dium, starting at 7 p.m., features a beautiful dis- play of candle-lit luminar- ias to honor those who have won and some who have lost their battle with can- cer. Luminarias are small paper bags filled with sand and one strategically placed votive candle. When lit, the bags create a lantern effect. Festivities begin with a flag ceremony and the na- tional anthem performed by Rachel and Randy Cart- er of Lovell. Shortly after- ward as many as 75 can- cer survivors will walk one lap around the track while Lovell Elementary School teacher Chauna Bischoff leads her 4th-5th grade stu- dents in a series of inspira- tional songs. The survivors lap will be followed by a caregivers lap to honor those friends and family members who supported the cancer survivors throughout their ordeal. Afterward, color- ful balloons will be released into the sky. At approximately 11 p.m. the luminarias will be lit and will burn throughout the night as teams of indi- viduals take turns walking continuously around the track until dawn. Through- out the evening, luminar- ias strategically placed on the bleachers will be rear- ranged to spell out words like hope, faith, and other inspirational messages. "The idea is to have re- lay team members walk continuously around the track all night long as a re- minder that cancer doesn't sleep," explained entertain- ment chairwoman Lorece Doerr. Other entertain- ment will include singing, dancing and instrumental music by a variety of local musicians along with Zum- ba, line dancing and even Karaoke. Last year the event raised close to $36,000. Or- ganizers hope to match that amount or raise more this year to support cancer re- search. The carnival in- spired theme of this year's event is "Life's a Ride" and will include food, games and fun for the whole fam- ily. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information about how to order a lumi- naria call Lori at 272-1601; to enter a relay team con- tact Cheri at 272-0877; for survivor event information contact Carol at 548-6281. MINCHOW'S FOOD COURT OUTSTANDING CARE, O RIGHT HERE. St. Vincent Healthcare offers individualized health care for adults, with same day or next day service. To schedule an appointment with one of our providers, call 307-578-1800. RICHARD ANDERSON, MD HASSAN TABRIZl, MD ROBERT WHITE, DO ANDREA LAFLEUR, PA St.Vincent Healthcare 720 Lindsay Lane, Suite A Cody, Wyoming ,, www.svh-mt.org The Town of Cowley will be doing AERIAL SPRAYING for mosquitoes FRIDAY, JULY 15, inthe early morning hours, weather ,,,permitting, or the next available day. Call the town office at 548-6799 if you have any questions. Thursday, July 14 Hyart Film Festival-Free Showingof 2010 winners at 7 pm. NBHH 20th anniversary cookies and punch, 1115 Lane 12, Lovell, 548-5201. Saturday, July 23 Hamburger Shoot, Lovell Shooting Complex 1 p.m. practice, 5 p.m. competition $30/50 rounds Annie Oakley & Buddy shoots $5 each Saturday, July 30 Benefit Car Wash for Tracey Englert at Main Street Car Wash. Friday, August 5 Fireman's Rib Dinner Benefit for Tracey Englert. Get your tickets at American Colloid Company office or at the Fire Department. BHC School District No. 1 Board, 2nd Tuesday, RMES, 8 p.m. BHC School District No. 2 Board (Lovell), 2nd Monday, board room, 7p.m. BHC Treasurer at Cbunty Annex, 1st and 3rd Thursday each month, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Big Horn Basin chapter of Gold Prospectors Association of America, Skyline Cafe in Powell, 2nd Tuesday, 7 p.m., 754-5921. Big Horn County 4-H Leader's Council, 1st Monday, Extension Office on Hwy 310, 6:30 p.m. Big Horn County Weed and Pest monthly board meeting, 2nd Tuesday, 1 p.m., W&P office at 4782 Hwy. 310, Greybull. Byron Lions Club, 548-7543. Cancer Support Group, 3rd Thursday, 7 p.m., NHCC multi-purpose room. Cowley Riding Club, 3rd Monday, 7 p.m., 307-664-2235. Home School Club, twice monthly, Friday, 1 p.m. Call Wendy, 548- 9336, for more information. Lovell Area Chamber of Commerce general membership meeting, 3rd Monday, noon, Lange's Kitchen Lovell Bulldog Booster Club, 3rd Wednesday, Big Horn Federal Hos- pitality Room, 7 pro. Lovell Library Story Time, every Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. Lovell Riders, Inc. meeting, 1st Friday, 7 p.m., call 548-9918 for loca- tion. Lovell Town Council, 2nd Tuesday, Town Hall, 7 p.m. Lovell Woman's Club, 2nd Wednesday, Big Horn Federal Hospitality Room, 1 p.m. Contact Deanna Wagner, 548-7793. Narcotics Anonymous, Mondays at Big Horn Federal at 7 p.m., contact Permillia, 272-8384. North Big Horn County Health Coalition, 3rd Tuesday, noon, rotating locations, 548-6410. Ostomy Support Group meeting, 2rid Tuesday, 6 - 8 p.m., North Fork room, West Park Hospital in Cody. Pindroppers Quilt Club, 4th Thursday, 7 p.m., Mayes Fabric, 406-788- 9689. TOPS @ WY169, every Thursday, St. John's Episcopal Church base- ment in Powell, 6 p.m. 664-2394 Tri-Mountain View Masonic Lodge, 2rid Thursday, dinner 6:30 p.m., lodge meeting 7:30 p.m. WyDOT Driver Licensing Facility open in Lovell every Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call the Lovell Chronicle at 548-2217 to list your club here. Sponsored by r I[ ' ' : ,, ;ll :fl00l|tilH00l00ll=N00||ili M],l|i]il]|ti" ' , ' | mO ]lib dl@ll00m|]]it00il I00ll' R|H [||i,,,I D|IIH00kl00;00I,