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CLE e September 11, 2014 I The Lovell Chronicle 1 3 Look what turned up FFA gardener Siobhan Myers, a student at Rocky Mountain High School, pulled a giant turnip out of her garden this week in Frannie, just before weather changed. COURTESY PHOTO LHS students fire up for Homecoming Week BY DAVID PECK "Light My Fire" is the theme of the 2014 Lovell High School Homecoming celebration as the school celebrates the annual event next week, culminat- ing with a game against the Pinedale Wranglers. According to spon- sor Katie Hernandez, the fun begins with Favorite Sports Team Day on Mon- day, capped by a powder pufffootball game at 7 p.m. Tuesday is Twin/Cou- ple Day, Wednesday is Su- perhero Day and Thursday is Class Color Day, with seniors wearing white, ju- niors black, sophomores purple and freshmen green. Friday is Bulldog Day. The annual chili and cinnamon rolls dinner will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Lovell El- ementary School Cafeteria, followed by the spirit walk at 7:15 to the LHS Johnny Winterholler Gym for the annual pep rally, followed by a bonfire. The pep rally will in- clude class competitions, the LHS dance team, the recognition of fall sports teams and activities and the announcement of the homecoming royalty. Classes will be mak- ing a class flag or banner to go along with the theme, Hernandez said, and the week features a fundrais- er for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Students will put money in jars to nom- inate their favorite teach- ers - Hernandez, Dan- ielle Malson, Bob Weber, Bret George and Supt. Dr. Rick Woodford. The teach- er with the most money by the end of the day Thurs- day will get a pie in the face at the pep rally. There will also be a 50/50 raffle at Friday's football game. There will be two cul- minating athletic events Friday. The Lovell Bull- dogs will host Rocky Moun- tain for volleyball match- es at 3 (freshmen), 4 (JVs) and 5:30 p.m., followed by the Bulldogs taking on Pi- nedale on the gridiron at 7 p.m. A street dance will fol- low the football game. County ready to sign public health documents BY KARLA POMEROY The Big Horn County commissioners are ready to sign the public health mem- orandum of understanding and statement of work fol- lowing one minor change. At the regular meeting on Sept. 2, the commission- ers told Big Horn Coun- ty Public Health Manag- er Kimberly Cowan that they had received both documents back and were pleased with the changes made by the state but need- ed one addition. John Hyde said in one place it states that un- der the statement of work for the county regarding the at-will employees, the county will pay 100 percent and he would like that to read 100 percent of current funding level. Chairman Jerry Ewen said both documents now state what the county wanted -- making the at- will employees state em- ployees and placing appro- priate liability where it is needed. Keith Grant added that the language was simple but did exactly what they wanted, noting, "Each par- ty shall assume the risk of any liability arising from their own conduct." Cowan said the coun- ty will still have to work through language with the maternal child health (MCH) contract. The county said the new contract for public health needs to be in place by Oct. 1 so they plan to ap- prove the MOU and state- ment of work at the Sept. 16 meeting. "As it is we will sign it," Hyde said. In public health relat- ed news, Cowan said they have opened the two ad- ministrative assistant po- sitions and advertisements are in the classifieds this week. She said the position is vacant in Lovell at this time and the employee at the south office will not be applying. She said the state is seeking someone with an associate's degree or three to five years experience in business/clerical work. Cowan also reported that the flu vaccine for the year has been ordered and they will begin vaccinations in October. She said new locks are needed on the Lovell offices for privacy rea- sons for the clients. The county will begin work- ing on getting new locks. She then asked the com- missioners about what to do with the old satellites that were purchased with emergency preparedness money but are no longer functional. The commis- sioners agreed she need- ed to check with the state, which provided the grant funding, and it's OK to dispose of them. The funds could be placed in the do- nation line item and used to replace funds lost with- the loss of the communi- ty service block grant. The funds are used to help peo- ple with travel expenses to medical appointments. Byron News Change of ownership at ice cream store BY PAMELA COZZENS HOPKINSON 307-548-2471 pamhopkinson@gmail.com I am writing this column from Tucson, where we are in the middle of a monsoon that was supposed to be over. Evident- ly a hurricane hit somewhere in Mexico and created a chain of weather events that caused heavy flooding in this area. I told a friend of mine here that we were planning to "mosey" on home in a few days. She laughed and said, "That sounds like something a small town girl would say." Yes, I am guilty of being one of those. So, as we look toward heading north, I see that Wyoming is also expecting some crazy weather, too, including snow and freezing temperatures. Wait, isn't it Indian sum- mer? Will there be any leaves left when I get back? Has Jack Frost gotten fired and let Old Man Winter step in? Let's hope it is just a wake-up call to get the gardens cleared and furnaces ready. We can't be- come a three-season area. No wayt Those of you who have been regulars at Sunshine and Company Ice Cream Shop already know that there has been a change in ownership. Summer Lofgran has sold the shop to AJ Dickson. He has expanded the hours and the menu. The new hours are 5:30 to 8 a.m. for morning commuters. There are steamers, coffee, iced coffee, cap- puccino, hot cocoa, chai tea and a variety of Italian sodas and smoothies. He will soon add nachos, pretzels, cinnamon rolls and a variety of specialized cookies. Sounds like a sweet stop. Call-in orders are wel- come, and the drive through will soon be complete. Our Byron Recreation Dept. is proud to have two certified PIYO instructors to offer the latest in fitness classes. Summer Lofgran and Serena Hessenthaler recently returned from certification courses in Salt Lake City. ZUMBA and PIYO live classes began on Monday and will run four weeks. PIYO is low impact, high intensity strength training, flexibility and cardio all in one workout. The program was designed by the makers of Insanity and P90X. The program helps define without bulking up or straining your joints. The class is 30 minutes of PIYO (Pilates and yoga) and 30 minutes of ZUMBA. There are morn- ing classes from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. and eve- ning classes 8 - 9 p.m., on Mondays and Wednesdays. A high intensity four-week course will start Sept. 12 on Fridays from 2 - 3 p.m. For more information call 307-254-9743. Free open gym for kids starts on Fri- day after early school release. It includes a bounce house, book nook, basketball and more. There will also be an after school program starting on Thursdays from 3:30- 5:30 p.m. The Thursday class will involve some crafts and movie with popcorn and drink. A Monday family movie night is also starting on Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. Other con- cessions will be available. The Recreation Dept. is open for suggestions for what mov- ies families would enjoy. There is nothing like that big screen experience, so come and join us. Two movies I am going to sug- gest over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are "Les Miserables" and "Lin- coln." Under consideration is a nostalgia movie night featuring movies like "It's a Wonderful Life." Planning has begun for the family Hal- loween "trunk or treat" event and annual Christmas party. There is a lot of fun loom- ing ahead. Cowley News The signs of fall are already here BY DRUE TEBBS-MEEK 307-548-6901 Our spring and summer months were strange this year. First it rained, then it rained again, then it was hot and then it was very hot. Now at this point, I can see fall rearing its head because my bushes are turning gold and orange and the flow- ers are absorbing the last bit of warmth available to them. The lawns and fields are green and beautiful and everyone is sprin- kling their lawns. What fall means to me is that we have fresh tomatoes, peas and potatoes, corn- on-the-cob, squash and an assortment of other vegetables from local gardens. The fall canning has begun. Jellies, jams and other fruits will be canned for the winter months. Each season has its own beauty and right now, our beauty is seeing the fields being harvested, the different colors of gold and brown and the great beauty of our gar- dens and flowers. It's fun to watch the elementary school students at recess and during the noon break. They are so innocent and joyous in their play. They're learning new outside games all the time now and they are be- ing led by a wonderful coach and athletic manager Josh "Bubba" Sponsel. When I am outside on my porch I watch them and enjoy observing their youth and love of life. Sports in the middle school and high school are in rare form as cross country and volleyball athletes are seen within our town limits. It's quite a high season as the youth get their exercise and learn the rules of sportsmanship and tone their muscles as they play and compete. Their parents are right there at the cross country meets and volleyball games. What a wonderful world it is here in the Big Horn Basin. Another unit is under construction at the new building that is going up next to Shiloh Christman's place. One can see the framework of the new unit. It's interesting to see what progress they make each day. Brent Rasmussen is building a big shop on his land. The cement has been poured, and the work is progressing right along. Next to Jon and Linda Marchant's home, Jon's sister Joan and her husband Wayne Ostler, formerly of Cowley and Lovell, are building a home. Watching the construction of their home makes me know that in the spring, we'll have another cou- ple, who grew up in Cowley and Lovell, liv- ing in town. Joan is the daughter of David and Leta Marchant. They will be assets to our town and we look forward to their re- tirement here. There is a new couple living in Cowley. They are Alan and Katie Park from West Jordan, Utah. They have bought the Brim- hall home that is right next to the late Art and Mary Welch's home.. The couple has two sons, Evan, 5, and Isaac, 2. Evan is at- tending school this year and loves each day and has many new friends. Alan Park is teaching middle school English,' grades 6-8. Katie said they love the openness of the town, the friendly peo- ple and the school located nearby. They are happy to be here. Katie and Alan will be having a new baby boy in October, and we are glad they are here and that they are feeling content. Welcome to town, Mr. and Mrs. Park and family. Exploring the life of Moses focus of study Who was Moses? What was his life like long ago and what can we learn from it today in 2014? Come explore these ques- tions and more at 6:55 p.m. on Thursdays at the Bible Church, 56 E. Main St. in Lovell. Men's Bible Study Fellowship begins this evening, Sept. 11. This year's journey takes participants into the life of Moses and the Old Testament books of Exo- dus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. Men's Bible Study Fellowship is an interde- nominational and inter- national study. Men are invited to attend Thurs- day night classes. For more information call Whit (307-250-7320), Greg (307-899-0679) or Dick (307-754-2603). Tall or Small... every pet is a big commitment. Please think it over before bringing home that cute baby bunny. Pet bunnies can live just as long as a dog or cat, and take as much care. Be realistic about your ability to care for a pet. BLACK HILLS OF WYOMING - WESTON COUNTY ABSOLUTE REAL ESTATE AUCTION 35+ PRIME ACRES, IMPRESSIVE LOG LODGE, ON BEAVER CREEK THURSDAY OCTOBER 2, 2014 10:30AM Includes 35+ acres of fertile creek bottom alfalfa meadow on scenic Beaver Creek, surrounded by rock outcroppings, and mature trees. Additional 82+- adjacent acres available. Improvements feature an impressive 2935 sq. ft. (main level) log home with cathedral ceilings overlooking a massive stone fireplace and great room. A loft sitting area, 5+ bedrooms, 4+ baths, and a "cooks kitchen" add to the splendor of this beautiful home. Absolute Auction, selling without minimum or reserve bid! Warranty Deed & title insurance furnished. Broker represents Seller. BitADEIN00 See wvt3v.bradeenauction.com for showing dates, =am,Jatam.f photos, complete terms and conditions. r-2 " Wanted -- Service Technician Full time farm equipment mechanic position is available at HorizonWest Inc. in Torrington, WY. We offer competitive wages, 401k retirement plan and an incentive program. There is also Health/Dental/Life Insurance, personal time off, 7 paid holidays, uniform/tool allowances and factory schooling/training. Call: Cris at 307-532-2755 Or toll free at 888-922-7344 OSE Call: Bruce at 308-635-3727 Or toll free at 888-322-7344 Or send resume to PO Box 1070 Scottsbluff, NE 69363 Or e-mail to scottsbluff@horizonwestinc.com