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CLE e September 13, 2012 I The Lovell Chronicle I 13 The new Cowley First Ward Bishopric is First Counselor Michael Allred, Bishop Michael Simmons and Second Counselor Casey Crosby. New Bishopric at Cowley First Ward The Cowley First Ward of the Church of Jesus Casey Crosby. Christ of Latter-day Saints sustained a new Bish- Members of the outgoing Bishopric are Bishop opric on Sunday, Sept. 9. Sustained as Bishop was William E1Ray Bridges, First Counselor Charles Michael Vern Simmons, along with First Counselor Nicholls Monk and Second Counselor Stan Warren Michael Jay Allred and Second Counselor Rodney Hedges. Senior Chatter September birthday party around the corner BY PHYLLIS BRONKEMA The Newcomers Club met for cards for the first time this month on Thursday, Sept. 6. The ladies were encouraged to keep their hilarity 'buttoned up' when either bridge or pinochle winners were calling bingo at the end of the afternoon. The pinochle players tried, but they need to keep working on it. The winners for the after- noon were Dorothy McNeal of Powell in bridge and Dorothy Spragg in pinochle. The September birthday party is already almost here. It will be on Wednesday, Sept. 19. The meat of the meal will be roast turkey. Come eat whether you have a birthday in Septem- ber or not, but especially if you do. For the past few weeks, members of the community are sharing their garden bounty with the senior center. Staff at the center wish to thank all of the gardeners and farmers out there who have shared their produce with the seniors. Lastly, senior center staff would like to remind everyone that the Walk to End Alzheim- er's Event is coming up in two weeks. It's not too late to join a team or to come in and buy chances on the turquoise, black and white quilt being raffled off, or to purchase as many chanc- es as you wish in the 50/50 raf- fle. The actual date of the walk is Saturday, Sept. 22, from 8 to 10 a.m. Come join in, watch or contribute to the cause! Calli and Matt Ames, Leonhardt announce marriage Calli Ames and Matt Leon- hardt and their parents Barb and Bob Acton, Rand Ames, Gary and Kathy Leonhardt and Tanja Sloan have announced the marriage of Calli and Matt on Saturday, Sept. 15, in Billings at Zoo Montana in the Sensory Gar- dens. A reception will be held that evening at the Lovell Communi- ty Center from 6-8 p.m. Some in- vitations were sent out, but due to a last minute change in venue and different people doing invi- tations, lots of friends and fam- ily have been missed, the family said. "We want to assure you that if you are friends or family and didn't get an invitation, please come and celebrate with us," Barb Acton said. Calli and Matt are living in Billings but plan to return to North Big Horn County where Matt will work for Pryor Moun- tain Engineering, and both hope to attend Northwest College. Patrick and Andrea Smith and Brooksby announce engagement The Smith family is proud to announce the engagement of Patrick Joel Smith and Andrea Brooksby. The marriage will take place in the Oquirrh Moun- tain Temple in Utah on Sept. 12. Pat is the son of Robyn Smith and the late Joel Smith of Lovell. Andrea is the daughter of Dr. Scott and Karen Brooksby of Las Vegas, Nev. Pat served a mission in England after gradu- ating from Lovell High School. He attended Northwest College in Powell and has been working in Colorado. He met Andrea in Fort Col- lins. She attended BYU-Idaho and served a mission in North Carolina. The happy couple will re- side in Cody where they both are working. An open house for the newlyweds will be held later in November. Get Growing with Gary What's wrong with my BY GARY EMMETr getgrowingwithgary@gmail.com This week I have been asked a lot of questions about problems that are showing up in yards around the community. Some of these problems I thought warranted mentioning and sharing with you. Tomatoes: Ronda had concerns about some strange patterns that had started showing up on her tomatoes. She even was able to show me some pictures of the patterns. The mottled patterns and coloring indicated signs of a virus. Viruses in the garden can be spread from plant to plant by dirty tools and by bugs called thrips. Vi- ruses can't be cured by chemicals, and can actually infect the soils where the plants are planted. If a vi- rus is suspected, remove the plant from the garden, and while we are still under fire burn restrictions do not keep the plants. Do not compost the plants or throw the plants in the trash. I would recommend that you would place the plants in a garbage bag be- fore throwing them away. Make sure that you pick up any fallen fruit and throw it away, too. Make sure that you do not plant your tomatoes, potatoes, peppers or eggplant in that section of the garden for at least the next two years. Willow trees: Many of the older willow trees have started to defoliate prematurely. It has been a long, hot summer and these trees are showing the signs of the stress, even if you have been watering heavily. If you also look at the color of the leaves, you will notice a duller green instead of the bright glossy green. If you feel the leaves and they exhibit a rough texture to the touch, these are signs of aphids and spider mites. We have spider mites because it has been hot and dry, and aphids because of the ex- tra moisture that we have been giving to the trees and there is extra sap in the trees. The trees will mmm survive. At this time you could use chemical sprays to try and control the insects, but because of the time of year, I personally wouldn't spray. I would wait and spray next March with a dormant oil. This will kill any overwinter eggs that have been laid on and are in the bark of the trees. Roses: Stop pruning your roses, and do not fer- tilize your roses at this time. Pruning, even remov- ing the spent flowers, at this time will encourage new growth on your rose bushes, as will fertilizing. You don't want new growth to start on your roses now. It will only be killed during the winter months. However, your roses should continue to produce blossoms into late October, and possibly into No- vember. The cooler weather has started to intensi- fy the colors of the blooms. Sit back and enjoy your roses. Weeds in my lawn: Fall is the best time to con- trol perennial weeds. It is also the best time to use a weed and feed product, if that is what you like to use. I personally like to control weeds in my lawn with liquid weed killers containing Carfentrazone, and then wait and apply a winter fertilizer in early October. If you are planning to reseed parts or all of your lawns, you do not want to use any weed killers at this time. Reseed your lawns now, while the soil is warm and the days are starting to become cooler. Last week I mentioned about teaching some fall gardening classes in conjunction with the Lovell Community ED/Rec program. There has been a change in the night that the classes are being taught. It is now on Wednesday nights. Please check at www.lovellrecreation.com for class schedule and costs or call 548-6466. You can continue to email questions to me at getgrowingwithgary@gmail.com and I will answer your questions and who knows, they just might end up here in the paper, too. Cowley news Beet harvest under way BY DRUE TEBBS-MEEK 548-6901 The beet harvest is begin- ning. The farmers are starting to harvest and beet trucks are be- ing filled to the brim. It seems a bit early, but with the hot sum- mer and the help of the Sidon Ca- nal, it appears that the harvest will be fruitful. We are blessed in this area, as we have not had cata- strophic weather, fires, floods, tor- nadoes, etc. Even though the tempera- tures sometimes get into the 90s during the day, the mornings are cool and brisk. Fall is one of my personal loves and reminds me of the days when I was young and the harvests occurred. Saturday, Sept. 15, at 8 a.m. our church ward and townspeople are heading for the baseball field to lend a hand to Ray Peterson. Men, women, players and coaches will descend and pour cement, weed, replant grass, paint the buildings, trim, mow, build shelves, whatev- er is needed. There are around 15 projects that need to be done and lunch will be served to the partic- ipants and the work may go be- yond noon. Ray has never asked for help, and this project was planned without him asking and we are thankful for the consid- eration, help and support for the baseball program. Let's go over and help this project. The community garden in town is ready to be harvested and our harvest dinner is not go- ing to be held until Sept. 26 at the Cowley park, so the corn will be gone by that time and communi- ty members have been asked to go to the garden, pick a dozen ears of corn which are ready, take them home, blanch them and freeze them, so we can enjoy a great din- ner with corn on the cob that eve- ning. Lots of people have been working in the garden weeding and watering, on their assigned rows, and the beans, peas, cucum- bers and zucchini are being har- vested and soon the wonderful squash will be ready. There are many service projects in Cowley going on and the response has been appreciated. Another crew of women, the beautification committee, should be acknowledged. This group of women weed the areas beside the streets, clean up what is necessary, and each morning and evening one spots that maroon and white golf cart of Sally's with the water, the Miracle Grow, whatever is needed to make our Main Street as beau- tiful as it is. In the heat of the summer the flowers were watered twice a day. Now it is just once, but without this group of women volunteering, our town would not be so well kept. We thank you and appreciate all you've done. The flowers are so gorgeous and the work is hard, but they are faith- ful and we all should be grateful and thank them in person for their care of our community. Last weekend John and Su- zanne Wilson had a special party for their granddaughter Illyena to celebrate her first birthday. She is the daughter of Jason and Chris- tina Wilson Atkinson. The Atkin- sons live and work in Sheridan. Jason works as a civilian in the Army Reserve and Christie is a registered nurse and works for the County Health program. Christie is working on her master's degree in nursing and will accomplish that this spring. Suzanne said her daugh- ter absolutely loves her job. The Atkinson and Wilson families gathered together to have a special party for this little girl. They decorated the yard with crepe paper, a bouncy castle and had a swimming pool with a slide. Illyena has a big brother Isaac, who is in kindergarten. The par- ty was a cupcake theme and the young girl was dressed in a tutu with a t-shirt with a cupcake on it. Her great-grandmothers, Lou Wilson and Edna Tippetts, at- tended the celebration. It was just a great afternoon, full of laughter and love. Byron news Bountiful BY PAMELA COZZENS HOPKINSON 548-2471 pamhopkinson@gmail.com The community gathered for a barbecue at the town park last Wednesday. The LDS Byron Ward sponsored the event. Ham- burgers, hotdogs and fresh corn were furnished and the guests brought and shared many fresh garden delights as well as a vari- ety of yummy desserts. Everyone in the community was invited to come and join in the festivities; the kids enjoyed the wide-open green space and enter- tained themselves. It is always in- teresting that when you throw out the "pot luck" invitation, some- how you get a great variety. There seems to always be enough at the dessert and side dish table. It's a relief to those planners who wor- ry that there won't be any dessert and everyone will bring funeral potatoes. There was a good turn- out and everyone went home with full tummies. The seniors gathered on Mon- day to begin their weekly "Eagles Nest Diners" luncheon. The group is growing and they are ready to enjoy some entertainment, games or presentations. They are open to ideas and volunteers. It is a great place to share the extra bounty from the garden, which re- minds me of a great berry picking method I heard about recently. Bob and Hazel Doerr have come up with a great way to speedily pick raspberries with both hands free. I hope they won't mind if I share their creative fix. Take two 32 oz. (or larger) mugs with handles, put your belt through the handles. Now you have a container on each side and can go crazy picking those berries two handed and the best part ... you can share with your neighbor. Bob and Hazel are enthusiastic gardeners and always plant more than they can use. They have lots of friends who are willing recipi- ents. All of this talk of parties and food brings to mind some conver- harvest party was great fun sations I had with my daughters as we were going through some of my grandmother's and mom's old cookbooks. Seems like there was a time when Jello concoctions were all the rage. Every luncheon had favorites. Aspic was a mixture I never could quite enjoy. It was of- ten tomato based and had a vari- ety of vegetables as well as sliced green olives with pimentos and all combined in the jiggly contain- ment of gelatin. I cannot ever re- member having a Thanksgiving or Christmas without at least two of my mom's favorites, a cranber- ry/raspberry mix with celery and nuts, and a lime salad/dessert, which actually had horseradish, condensed milk, Miracle Whip and cottage cheese in it. It looked, well, actually not that great, but it tasted great. There were recipes from lots of Byron's good cooks, Nellie Vail, Fannie Wolz, Mrs. Helm as well as others. Somehow along the way all of these Jello delights have come down to Jello-Jiggler blocks. Jello molds are now rel- ics of the past. I don't know if it is because we are now a quick cook- ing society or if fast food availabil- ity made the thought of doing a dish in the morning to set up for supper seem silly, but those Jel- lo recipes were not the ones any- one wanted to keep. As times have changed, so have tastes, but I am still a holdout on one dish. If you come to my Thanksgiving dinner, there will be my mom's cranberry Jello delight. There are very few who love it, but it is good with left- overs and it is my contribution to keeping the Jello rage from com- pletely dying out. We have another volunteer in our community who keeps us all punctual and responsible. She laughs about being the "call girl" for any important event. Wheth- er it is choir practice or remind- ers about the senior luncheon, you will get a call and a friendly re- minder. We appreciate her dedi- cation and willingness to make all of these contacts. Her name is Savannah Nash. Savannah, thank you.