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August 28, 2014 I The Lovell Chronicle I :].3 PATH CARPENTER Senator Mike Enzi and his wife Diana spoke at a small gathering of residents on Aug. 15, in Veterans Park in Lovell. US PATti CARPENTER Senator Mike Enzi visits with Terry Wilkerson and Rep. Elaine Harvey during a visit to Lovell on Friday, Aug.15. Senator Enzi makes pitstop in Lovell before primary BY PATTI CARPENTER Senator Mike Enzi and his wife Diana made a quick vis- it to Lovell on Friday evening, Aug. 15, to chat with residents during a special ice cream social held in Veterans Park. The En- zis mingled with residents an- swering questions and listening to their concerns. "Diana and I are doing our normal August thing right now," he said. "In August we put in about 5,000 miles across Wy- oming, not just in an election year but pretty much every year. We get around to communities like this to find out what peo- ple are thinking and doing and to find out what kinds of things we should be doing in Washing- ton. We do that pretty much ev- ery weekend all year, too. We may not get 5,000 miles in on the weekend; it's more like 500. "In Wyoming, people are pretty happy to tell us what's on their minds. Sometimes those concerns don't necessarily need to have legislation and I'm hap- py to work on those and have done more than 12,000 of them since I've been in office." In a brief speech, Enzi, a vocal opponent of Obamacare, called it one of the nation's big- gest problems and said that it will become an even bigger problem after the election. He blamed the president for delays in important matters. "When they talk about noth- ing getting done in Washington, it's because the President makes it happen that way," he said. He said the thing that "keeps him up nights" is worry- ing about the national debt. He summarized his "penny plan" as a possible solution to the problem. "The way it works is that we quit spending 1 cent out of ev- ery dollar we currently spend," he explained. "According to the Congressional Budget Office, a non-partisan office, we would balance the budget in three years if we did this. If we did it for another seven years, it would pay off another $7 trillion of our debt. I think that is really where we need to go, so our kids and our grandkids have the same op- portunities that we had." He also expressed his oppo- sition to a national school board. He also said he thought the tax system could be simplified and better and that a transition to a "fair tax" would work well. Diana Enzi pointed out that her husband has passed more than 100 bills since he has been in the U.S. Senate. She not- ed that though he is known as the second most conservative senator, he has passed the sec- ond most bi-partisan bills in the Senate. 'Expe,nses paid' noted for Byron Days event BY BOB RODRIGUEZ With thanks to Victoria Dickson and Rebecca Bates, co-chairmen of this year's annual Byron Days celebra- tion, a first-time "expenses paid" situation was noted by the Byron Town Council during its meeting on Tues- day night, Aug. 12. Bates and Dickson re- ported to the council that money from advertising, fee events and concession charges "covered the ex- penses for the first time," said Mayor Pam Hopkin- son. Major events and at- tractions, including the ex- tremely popular fireworks show on the evening of the final day, ran for three days (July 10-12) for the first time under the direction of the co-chairmen. Bates and Dickson said that they are looking forward to starting earli- er with their planning for 2015. Some businesses have already contacted them to help fund the pyrotechnics display, they said. "The goal," stated Hopkinson, "is to fund the fireworks from donations this coming year. 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For an appointment, please call toll free: 1-888-540-0334 Nationwide Builders 3 Generations of Experience - www.nbcindustries.com farther north was a definite advantage from a safety standpoint without compro- mising the great fireworks display. Hopkinson had as- sured the council, especial- ly Councilor Alan Bair, that the financial picture this year would be the best in history. Bair has continual- ly been critical of the town spending part of its budget for public entertainment in- cluding the fireworks sho. In another matter, which also was broached during the July meeting (which only lasted 40 min- utes, setting a record for the past several months), there was some discussion on new higher rates imposed by the Byron Drainage Dis- trict Board of Directors. Hopkinson explained: "It seems that in early spring, the drainage board voted to raise the minimum acreage to be assessed from one acre to two. The assessment had been $10 per property own- er on a minimum acreage of one, whether you owned an acre or not. "Now," she continued, "the minimum payment will be $20 with the raise to a' two-acre limit, with the acreage over and above the minimum of two acres staying at $10. This will be a raise of payment to the drainage district on the tax- es of every town property owner. People on the sur- rounding farm land will only see a raise on the mini- mum two-acre parcel." Byron Clerk/Treasur- er Donna Booth said that of 316 parcel owner accounts, 67 are for properties larger than 2 acres. Hopkinson added that it appears that "the drain- age board deal was done without any input or notice, but I guess that is what they are allowed to do." She noted that, "I have been too darn busy with other town stuff to do much digging" , regarding the matter. Preparing for School Begins at Birth Many parents wait until their child is ready to enter school to have them screened. 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