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CHRONICLE eo e August 16, 2012 I The Lovell Chronicle I 15 Rah! Rah! LHS cheerleaders host camp BY PATTI CARPENTER Lovell High School cheerleaders hosted a camp last week de- signed to hone their skills and lift their spirits before they embark on a new school year. Around a half dozen cheerleaders from the Kansas State Uni- versity squad and their coach Dani Ruoff helped cheerleaders from Wyoming and Montana learn new chants, dances and stunts, as well as safe techniques to perform them. "This is our fourth year hosting the camp," said Lovell's cheer coach Minda Ohman. "We had teams here this year from as far away as Helena." Ohman learned about the camp when they attended a similar one in Red Lodge. The experience in Red Lodge was such a positive one that Ohman invited the Kansas U cheerleaders to conduct the same camp in Lovell. The camp included rigorous conditioning routines requiring the girls to do 330 sit-ups and an equal number of "burners" (jump and hold) and other fitness enhancing routines. They also had an opportunity to work on their "stunting" skills, which are critical to performing complicated lifts and drops safely. They even got a les- son in Internet safety. "It all starts at this level," explained Ruoff. "We teach them to be safe, to have good attitudes, to be good kids and to represent their school well." Right, Chelby Lewis (on top) works on a stunt with the help of a Kansas State University Cheerleader and her fellow teammates at a special camp for cheerleaders held last week at Lovell High School. PATTI CARPENTER PHOTO From our files Vote for good men 100 YEARS AGO The Cowley Weekly Progress August 17, 1912 Don't Forget--The Progress wants and MUST insist on get- ting hay on subscription. Bring it in now, today, before you for- get it. Voters: Get out to the polls on Tuesday next and cast your vote for good men. Don't let any- thing keep you away from the polls and from doing your duty as American citizens. 75 YEARS AGO The LoveU Chronicle August 19, 1937 Local people were pleased to learn that Lovell, and Greybull, had been placed on the recom- mended list from which the post office and treasury department will select sites for federal build- ings. Lovell and Greybull were the only Wyoming towns given on the approved list. Each was designated for $85,000. 50 YEARS AGO The LoveU Chronicle August 16, 1962 Work is rapidly progressing on the new Federal Aviation ra- dar site on the crest of Medicine Mountain east of Lovell. No date has been set as to when the site Cowley news Six new families move to Cowley BY DRUE TEBBS-MEEK 548-6901 There are six new families who have moved into Cowley re- cently and at this time I have been able to connect with one. Superintendent Shon Hocker and his wife Carla have just moved into their new home in the Ste- vens Memorial Subdivision with their children, Brianna, Mikaela, Maddison and Jayden. Their oldest son Korey just returned from his mission and is working out of town. The Hock- ers sold their home, which is lo- cated across the street from Joe and Pat Davis, to Jarrod and Kar- en Cain and their children, Nick- olas, 6, Matkin, 3, and Jillian, 1. Nickolas and Matkin are fam- ily maiden names of grandpar- ents. The couple is from the Miles City area and lived in Greybull for a year. They have moved a few times and are glad to put down some roots. Jarrod works for the railroad out of Greybull. Karen says they love their home and are glad to be in Cowley and we wel- come them. Speaking of Joe and Pat Da- vis, I would like to comment on their yard. It always looks beau- tiful in the summer months, but this year their flowers are espe- cially colorful. There are large, beautiful petunias in huge bas- kets that abound on tree trunks, on the patio and on the steps. Their grape vine is alive with grapes and their trees surround their home and lawn. They have brick steps, and stones from our quarry and the Pryors displayed strategically above a low fence covered with perennial flowers in varieties that are blooming in the August heat and seem to shine and sparkle. Their yard is large and Joe and Pat work on their garden, trimming, cutting the lawns and it is just gorgeous. When you walk around their yard it reminds one of the book, "The Secret Garden" that we read in our youth and you see waterfalls, a fishpond, frogs and a variety of walkways and nooks. It is extremely gor- geous. One could spend hours looking at all their wonders. The Michael and Rachel Sim- mons family has moved from the late Bishop Harston's brick home to Randy Townsend's home he built on the road to the airport a few years ago. Randy and Dione and their children moved to Wor- land a few years back, and they sold the house to the Larson fam- ily. Dr. Larson now works in Cody and recently moved his large fam- ily into a home so he doesn't have to travel back and forth. We miss them, but Michael and Rachel love their new neighborhood and home. They bought the late Bish- op Harston's home a few years ago and renovated the home and their yard became beautiful and well kept. We miss them on this side of town. They have four boys, Cannon, Cole, Travis and Adam. Though we don't see them about any longer, we don't forget them and wish them well. Have you noticed the full moon? It is almost blood red. When you ride your bike or go walking in the early evening, it is extremely beautiful. As you are reminded that its glow comes from the fires and consider the dam- age to crops, homes and animals, you almost feel guilty watching the fiery looking moon. It is sad to know that people's lives have been affected so much from the drought, the lightning strikes and Mother Nature showing us that we aren't completely in control like we want to be. We can only hope that the fall weather will give us rain and the elements will once again return to what we like to think is normal. Some of us remember when Ida and the late Max Burke lived in this area across the street from Tim and Jerrie Townsend. It was originally the Ben Smith home and the late Lyle Nicholls bought the land and home and renovated the whole original house and made it a lovely home. Before Uncle Lyle redid the home, it had owners and renters until Max and Ida bought the place and raised their son, Clay. After Max died, Ida returned to California to live the winter months with her family, and the first year she left, pipes froze and the water spurted all over and damaged the home so much that she had to have it torn down. A few weeks ago, I received an invitation to their son Clayton's wedding in Denver where he lives and works. He married a wonder- ful young woman named Liliana Garcia in the Denver Temple on Friday, Aug. 3. Clay grew up in Cowley, graduated from Rocky Mountain High School and moved to Denver after Max died and his mother moved to California. We remember him and wish the cou- ple a good and peaceful life. Byron news Reunion of the Sessions clan in Byron BY PAMELA COZZENS HOPKINSON 548-2471 pamhopkinson@gmail.com Driving west into Byron at the Memorial Park you will no- tice a statue of the town found- er, Byron Sessions. Byron and his wife Ida (Twombly) created a nice life in Utah as partners in The Bear River Land and Live- stock Company. In April of 1900 they left their two-story brick home and busi- ness behind and traveled by cov- ered wagon to reach the old How- ell field above what is now our town of Byron, where they set up camp. The trip took approxi- mately a month. They arrived on May 26 and the first furrow was plowed to start the canal on May 28. Byron drove the team that pulled the plow. I'm impressed that no time was wasted in be- ginning that huge task. No down time to "recover" from the gruel- ing trip up to their new surround- ings. Since Ida had not seen the new area I can't help but wonder what she must have thought look- ing out on those sand hills and sage brush. What an adjustment, what an adventure. How did they find the gumption to start settling in to make a new home? My own grandmother, Effie Kent Beall, recounted how step- ping offthe train in Deaver, ankle deep in the sand, her first thought was to go back to Missouri, but having sold all to make the jour- ney there was no going back. That takes grit. In the early years, a Byron Sessions reunion was held in the school gymnasium until the fam- ily filled and overflowed that ven- ue. It was then decided that they would have separate reunions branching out from each of the 11 children. This past Satur- day the progenitors of Scott Ay- tch and Agnes Ada Cox Sessions gathered at the town park to rem- inisce and honor Helen White, who is the oldest living descen- dent at age 90 plus. Lots of food, hugs and stories were shared. A white elephant auction helped raise funds for next year's gath- ering. Family came from Den- ver, Idaho and Montana, as well as the locals. That name Aytch is one I had never heard. It is pro- nounced with an H. It is a family name handed down. A side note, if you are into Scrabble, all of the letters of the alphabet actually have a word spelling. Aytch is one of those word spellings sometimes with an i instead of y. Scott Aytch Sessions was raised in Woodruff, Utah, work- ing on his father's ranch, which consisted of more than 12,000 acres of land. They harvested hay from 9,000 acres. The cattle herds numbered about 26,000 head. Obviously, he learned how to work. He became a blacksmith by trade. He was 23 years old when he and his wife Agnes and two children (eventually they had 11 children) came to Byron to help settle this area. He lost his right leg just below the knee in a shoot- ing accident up South Fork. The family tells the story of the amputated leg being buried in the family plot in a wooden can- dy bucket. Sounds like an old folk song could be written about the "the old wooden candy bucket bur- ied in the back." The loss of the limb did not slow him down. He continued to fish and hunt with his boys. His son, Alvin, has shared that the best place to pick chokecherry and plums was in an area that has lots of snakes (Pry- or Gap). His dad (Scott) was up in a tree picking away when he saw a rattlesnake crawling up his peg leg. Alvin had to shoot the snake. That was a trusting dad. "Let's see, snake bite or gun shot wound, Alvin, shoot the snake!" Alvin may have been a good shot, but was into mischief, too. He told of a time when he and his brothers tied dynamite to fence posts around town. There were not too many good windows left in the entire town. It was the early fireworks show of Byron. Savannah Nash still lives in Byron and is the great-great- granddaughter of Byron Sessions. If I were on the Byron Beau- tification Committee, which I am not, I would vote to give an award to the Wassmers, Debbie and John. They have landscaped a mound in front of their home that is just beautiful. It has a great variety of shrubs and blooms right now. They live on a street that is a dead end (West Platte) so you need to take a little jaunt over there and enjoy what they have done. It will make you happy. will begin operation, but once on the air, it will never go off again. The building part will be used as housing by the men manning the station during their tour of duty on the mountain. 25 YEARS AGO The LoveU Chronicle August 20, 1987 Two Lovell boys lip synced their way to fame in Billings re- cently. Bob Franckowiak and Mi- chael Jones, who will both be se, niors this year, participated in a month long contest sponsored by KBLG Radio of Billings, taking third place. Bob and Mike per- formed 'You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" from the movie "Top Gun," dressed in Navy uniforms - complete with dark glasses. Aaron Clark Clark to serve two-year mission Aaron Perry Clark has been called to serve a two-year mis- sion for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He will serve in the Arizona Mesa Mission. He is the son of Allan and Cindy Clark of Byron, grandson of the late Paul and Marvalene Clark and Marie and the late Wilson Grant of Lovell. Clark spoke in the Byron Ward on Sun- day, July 29. He entered the Missionary Training Center in Provo on Aug 1. After training at the MTC he will enter the mission field on August 21. Please submit wedding and engagement announcements to us via emaih Icnews@ tctwest.net; fax:307-548-2218; or send to our office at 234 E. Main St., Lovell, Wyoming 82431 IIIIIIIIIIIIII I