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2 I The Lovell Chronicle I September 10, 2015 Carol G. Yowell Dec. _1_2, 1936 - Sept. 8, 2015 Carol G. Yowell, age 78, died Sept. 8, 2015 at her home in Lovell. She was born w + ~, t ,~,~,, uec. x~, ~oD, to Wai- ter and Lucille (Fenniman) Howe. She married the late Thomas A. Yowell in June of 1958. She had five chil- dren, Sarah Potter, Wil- liam (Veronica), Wendy (Bret) Fowler, Diana Le- Donne and Wesley (Nancy) and 22 grandchildren, with one deceased. She had 13 great-grandchildren and 1 life in Arizona, Utah and deceased. Connecticut. She spent the She was preceded in last seven years in Lovell. death by her husband, She loved her family and Thomas, one grandchild will be missed. and one great-grandchild. Funeral services She grew up in Chicago are on Saturday at and New York State, then 10 a.m. at Haskell Funeral spent the majority of her Home. Robert Shumway Meeker Jan. 15, 1939- Sept. 6, 2015 Robert Shumway Meeker died on Sept. 6, 2015, after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was surrounded in love by his children and long- time partner. "Bob" was born in Lovell on Jan. 15, 1939, to Steven and Clorous Meek- er. He graduated from Lovell High School in 1957. He was a gifted athlete who played baseball, foot- ball and basketball. As an all-star basketball play- er, he was named "King of the Bucket," and awarded a basketball scholarship to Sheridan Community College. Bob married Lynne Avery in Greybull in 1961 and they had four children. They were divorced in 1980. Bob served his coun- try in the National Guard and grandchildren as well as many other destinations with Carole. He was most at home in the Big Horn Mountains where he en- joyed his favorite activi- ties: camping, fishing, hik- ing and riding motorcycles and snow machines with family and friends. Bob was preceded in ~Tor; two years, He worked death by his :parents'Ste- as ~n aviation, mechan- ven and Clorous Meeker, ~- ic for Avery" Aviation and his hi'~her Steve Meek- then Hawkins and Pow- ers. In 1974, he went to work for Burlington North- ern Railroad for more than 25 years. He was active on the Greybull Volunteer Fire Department, where he served as an EMT, As- sistant Chief and Chief. He lived in Greybull with his family for 20 years and was a devoted father. Bob moved with his children to Sheridan in 1982, where he continued to work for the railroad and was active in the union and Operation STOP. He lat- er resided in Ranchester, where he met his long- time partner Carole Wag- ner. Bob enjoyed traveling to Arizona, Colorado and Mexico to visit his children er and his son Jode Robert Meeker. He is survived by his children Robin Meek- er (Keith) Gaston, Misty Meeker (Eric) Oxborrow and Dustin Dane Meek- er; his grandchildren Sage Gaston, Dane Gas- ton, Tynan Gaston, Ash Gaston, MacKenzi Oxbor- row, Tosh Oxborrow, Maya Oxborrow and Macy Meek- er; his brothers Earl Meek- er, Wes Meeker and Lar- ry Meeker; his sister Betty Ann Holyoak; many niec- es and nephews and long- time partner Carole King Wagner. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Sat- urday, Sept. 19, 2015, at 11 a.m. at Elk View Lodge in the Big Horn Mountains. BY DAVID PECK The Lovell Town Coun- cil discussed moving ahead with the community recy- cling program Tuesday night after receiving verbal sup- port for the program during an Aug. 4 public forum. Town Administrator Jed regular September meeting that he spoke recently with Public Works Director Doug Savage about converting an old garbage truck into a cardboard compactor and Savage said the truck isn't really set up for such a task. Nebel said the best plan may be to simply continue on in the current fashion, taking material to the Pow- ell Valley Recycling center, but he said Savage had also found a used compactor that the town could purchase. Asked about implement- ing a monthly fee, May- or Angel Montanez said the consensus at the pub- lic forum was to go with a fee, and Councilman Scott Allred suggested writing an ordinance with a fee of $1.50 per month and amending it on second or third reading if necessary. Christy Fleming, who currently heads the recy- cling program through the National Park Service, at- tended Tuesday's meeting, and Councilman Brian Dick- son asked if Jan. 1 is a hard and fast date after which the Park Service will no longer run the program. "As long as there is forward momentum we can probably go one more month," Fleming replied. "I like the idea of get- ting the town crew involved in how to do it," Allred said, and asked Fleming if the St. Joseph's Catholic Church 1141 Shoshone Ave., Lovell Sacrifice of the Mass Sunday - 11:30 am Thursday - 6pro Reverend Glenn Whewell &Jo&', 5th & Montana, 548-7127 Rev. Christopher Brandt 9:15 am Bible Study and Sunday School 10:30 am Worship Service The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod current recycling committee is still active. She said "the girls" have lives and family duties and some are work- ing out of town, and added, '~ou're still stuck with me." Nebel said he would set up a meeting with the town crew and the recycling com- m,t~, and Fleming asked if Mary Jo Decker of Powell Valley Recycling could be in- cluded and "kept in the loop," adding, "They do depend on us and Greybull and Basin. She doesn't think each com- munity could do its own pro- gram and make it work. She wants to work with us." ANIMAL CONTROL SERVICE ' The council started looking into an animal con- trol service agreement with area communities after An- imal Control Officer Chris- tian Mendoza asked how to handle cats brought to him from Byron. Nebel said he under- stands that Lovell used to have an animal control ser- vice agreement with other towns where they help cover the costs associated with the animal shelter. The Lovell ACO doesn't patrol Byron, Mendoza said. Rather, most animals brought to him are caught in private traps or transported by Byron officer Noe Garcia. Councilman Allred said an agreement is a good idea but wants the council to look over the previous agreement language, which members of the council said was con- fusing. The council asked to review the agreement lan- guage and see if an agree- ment is in place with By- ron or Cowley, then voted to move forward with an agreement for animal con- trol services with Byron and Louell flssembig of God Church 310 Idaho floe., Louell Services Sunday School -- 9:45 am Morning Worship - 10:50 am Sunday Night -- 6:30 pm Wed. Bible Study -- 7 pm Rev. Dan Jarvis 548-7105 I Serving Northem~ Big H~CountyI Methodist I i I '/' Chu,4 I "at the coY:2r:, V l .a..S.oshone,.o.,, I /'% I ~. ~ Reverend Jim Barth I Cowley. LODGING TAX BUDGET The council reviewed a suggested budget pre- sented by the Lovell Lodg- ing Tax Board. The current town budget calls for $8,000 to be allocated to the board for distribution, but the sug- gested budget requests an additional $2,.000 for the current fiscal year. Assistant treasurer Ed Allred noted that there is more money in the lodging tax account than is allocated in the budget annually. Montanez noted that the town stopped the prac- tice of allowing town mon- ey to flow through the Mus- tang Days Committee to the Grad Night Out Com- mittee, citing a prohibi- tion against a municipali- ty giving gifts or donations to a private entity. Attor- ney Scott Kolpitcke said the same rules would ap- ply to a lodging tax commit- tee, but there are exceptions in state law such as money allocated for economic devel- opment and each case must be reviewed separately. Kolpitcke said the town must "ferret out" in detail how an organization would use the lodging tax money. The council asked that the lodging tax committee be asked to meet with the council on Sept. 21 during the town's next work and/or special meeting and voted to table the agenda item until the council and the lodging tax board can discuss the budget request. In other action Tuesday" Mayor Montanez ap- pointed Big Horn County Emergency Management Coordinator Jason Beal as the new Lovell chief of po- lice and the council vot- ed unanimously to approve the appointment (see re- lated story). The town has been without a chief for more than three months af- ter Mayor Montanez chose to not reappoint Chief Nick Lewis. A-1--J --_L-~ "Ir")__1 --- 1 1 Z'~I~.~U. WIIUll DCU.I CUUL(J. start, Nebel said he would have to give notice to Big Horn County so it would be at least a couple of weeks. The council discussed the sewer lift station proj- ect and Dickson said that contractor Wilson Brothers Construction has requested a later start-up date - from Oct. 5 to Nov. 2 - to allow groundwater from nearby field irrigation to subside. Dickson said the project would include a winter shut- down, with project work re- suming in the spring. Councilman Allred asked if the town could grade the road to the animal control shelter and the veg- etative waste site. Although the road is not owned by the town, "we use it," he said, and Ed Allred noted that the easement agreement calls for the town to maintain the road. Montanez commend- ed police officers Matt Ko- ritnik and Brandon Jolley, who were in attendance, for "hanging in there and doing a good job" while the depart- ment has been understaffed. "I'll echo those sentiments," Scott Allred said. The council went into a closed session to discuss litigation. A special meet- ing has been scheduled for Monday, Sept. 21, and the next regular council meeting is set for Tuesday, Oct. 13. Do you need assistance with late rent or utilities? . Do you need assistance with past due medical bills, dental work or glasses? "1 Contact Julie or Sara at NOWCAP, 307-347-6185 and ask about our ncy Assistance funds. If you're struggling with recovery from habit I abuse, join us at 7 p.m. Saturdays in the old I Baptist Church behind Minchow's. Everyone is welcome. 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