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CLE e September 25, 20/4 1 The Lovell Chronicle 1 15 Cowley News Danna'z Dazzle opens in Cowley BY DRUE TEBBS-MEEK 307-548-6902 There is a new busi- ness on Main Street. The grand opening was held Saturday, Sept. 20, with lots of people stop- ping in to see the wonder- ful things that this new business, named Dana'z Dazzle, has to offer. It is located next to the Cow- town Caf and is owned by Dana Dotson. There is a grand sign hanging in front of the store, which was made by Dean Mill- er. Dana offers women's apparel, jewelry, coats, sweaters, dresses, bed- ding, boots for young chil- dren and lovely scarves, and the dcor is very at- tractive and inviting. It may look a bit small at this time, but Dana plans to expand the place, adding a tanning booth. Warren Transport will have an office in the back. There is a loft, which she will furnish, and she has lots of good ideas about that. There will also be an office in the building for Becky Perkins and Jen- nifer Steed, who are re- altors. The name of their realty company is Brand Above Real Estate and their office is temporari- ly in the front part of the store, but they will soon have office space in the back of the store. Dana is from Montana and has relocated to Cow- ley. She worked in Har- din, Mont., at the pris- on as a sergeant for the Federal Bureau of Indian Affairs. The prison was called Two Rivers Deten- tion Center. She has been a teacher in Montana, and held various positions. She has two children. Her mother Sandra Knud- son and daughter Jessi- ca Dotson of Billings were with her Saturday for the grand opening. Dana is an open, viva- cious young woman who is very artistic, friendly and good looking. We are glad to welcome her to Cowley and wish her the best with her business. Besides the atmosphere and personal- ity of the store, the pric- es are surprisingly not too expensive and the clothes and other apparel are just wonderful with a variety of styles and are beauti- ful to look at and to buy. ItRWYN LAYE Danna'z Dazzle owner Dana Dotson chats with customer Drue Tebbs-Meek during her grand opening Saturday at the new store in Cowley. Dana had a few racks out on the sidewalk that Drue was looking at. So, next time you get the mail, go into the store and have a pleasant hour or so in company with Dana Dotson. George and Golden Welch were in town last week and stayed with good friends Frank and Karen Hinckley. The two are the sons of the late Art and Mary Whitney Welch, and they drove from St. George and Salt Lake to inspect their late parents' home after the renters left. The house belongs to Golden these days and did those two clean, pull rugs and tear the kitchen to piec- es anticipating a remodel. They are planning to paint and shine the hardwood floors, among other im- provements. I asked them who did the tree trimming and they explained that they are doing everything. They've torn the existing sidewalk out of the ground and will replace that, also. They are excellent car- penters and cleanup ex- perts, and their dad would be proud to know that what he and Mary taught them when they were young has really made them not only professionals in their vo- cations, but all around workers who seem to be able to accomplish every- thing they need to in order to spruce up their beauti- ful old pioneer home. All Art and Mary's children are assets wherever they live and their family unity is incredible. The two have enjoyed each other's company and have seen neighbors and friends as they come to the house to visit with them and enjoy their humor. We miss their mother and dad and the whole family and when we see the men they've become, their per- sonalities, their work eth- ic and their singing talent, we just wish the whole Welch family still lived in town. The two took Sunday afternoon off and went four-wheeling in the Pry- or Mountains, enjoyed their visit with the Hinck- ley family and rested. They left town early Mon- day morning to return to their families, telling me that they would return to do some more work on the home so they can rent it to some family who will en- joy the beautiful home and yard. Well, Golden will re- turn and I told him if he could get George back here I'd write him a $50 check. Sally Wilson and I rode over on her cart, which is painted maroon and white (our school col- ors) with a jaguar etched into the body of it. We had a wonderful time visiting with George, who is Sal- ly's classmate, and Gold- en. What strong bonds we maintain over the years with our friends we grew up with in our Cowley grade and high school. Scott and Valarie Crosby had a beautiful baby girl on Aug. 1. Her name is Jill and she's about seven weeks old. She weighed 6 pounds and 4 ounces and joins her older sister Lala, who is 7, and her brother Gary, who is 4. Her grandpar- ents are Rodney and Jose- phine Crosby and the late Mark Eskelson and moth- er Jill Lee and stepfather John Lee. Casey and Julia Crosby had their third child on Sept. 11, who was three weeks early, but still weighed in at 7 pounds, 12 ounces. He has been given the name Luke Casey Crosby and joins his sisters Annie, who is 4 and Kate, who is 2. His grandparents are Rodney and Josephine Crosby and Mark and Jan Burton. The Crosby fami- ly has been blessed with these two babies who will grow up with each other and bring joy into their lives. Walker and Woodis to wed Chuck Walker and Hilary Woodis an- nounced their plan to marry on Oct. 4 at the log gym in Cowley. A recep- tion will follow. Both are employees at CETCO in Lovell and attended Northwest Col- lege. Walker graduated from Lovell High School in 2006. Woodis graduat- ed from Rocky Mountain High School in 2011. Hilary and Chuck Woodis is the daugh- ter of Debra Fuller and Dexter and Lisa Woodis. Walker is the son of Ned and Nancy Walker. Senior Chatter Flu Shots available at Senior Center BY PHYLLIS BRONKEMA An abundance of events have been unfolding at the Lovell Senior Center lately. On Thursday, Sept. 18, the Newcomers Club members played cards. Cliff Revelle ended up with the high- est score in bridge. Sandy Armstrong had the .high score in pinochle for the second time during recent games. Congratulations to both players. The Walk to End Alz- heimer's took place this past Saturday, Sept. 20. A record number of walkers showed up and took part in the event, which took place on an absolutely gorgeous day. The Center met and exceeded its goal of raising about $3,000. Director Denise Ander- sen thanks the many volun- teers who helped with the event, as well as those who supported it by buying quilt and 50/50 tickets. Of course, one can't forget master of ceremonies Bret Savage, who always manages to make everything fun. The winner of the beautiful quilt was Lin- da Thomas, of Lovell, who said she hadn't won any- thing in 45 years. The win- ner of the 50/50 raffle was Judy Schatz, of Lovell, who turned around and donat- ed her winnings to the Alz- heimer's Association, stat- ing, "Art and I have been blessed in so many ways, we want to give back." Lastly, the Center is holding its annual Flu Shot Clinic on Friday, Sept. 26, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. They will be available at the Center at 757 Great West- ern Avenue, administered by Big Horn County Public Health staff. The vaccine is available for both chil- dren and adults. Partici- pants can use their Medi- care Part B insurance or Medicaid card, or pay $20 for the shot. African-style Cirque du Soleil performs in Powell October 2 "America's Got Talent" finalist Cirque Zuma Zuma comes to Powell Thursday, Oct. 2, for a 7 p.m. perfor- mance in the Nelson Performing Arts Center at North- west College. After sold-out seasons in Europe and an extended de- but run in Australia, Cirque Zuma Zuma is touring the United States with what is described as "an African-style Cirque du Soleil." Advance tickets are recommended because the per- formance is expected to sell out quickly. Tickets can be purchased at the NWC Business Office, Room 106 in the Orendorff Building. Cirque Zuma Zuma is sponsored in Powell by the Northwest College Student Activities Office. Byron News Trees are turning fall colors as autumn begins BY PAMELA COZZENS HOPKINSON 307-548-2471 pamhopkinson@gmail.com Orange and red colors are peeking through the scenery. Now we can say we are into fall. It is that time of year when it is cool enough in the morning to wear a sweater or jacket and by noon you are shed- ding that sweater only to add a layer after the sun goes down. Let's enjoy it while we can, because we know what is in store for us just around the corner. Our Main Street hang- ing baskets were looking a little bedraggled and have been put to bed. They add- ed some nice color to our main drag and I'm going to miss them. Let's hope we can enjoy autumn at least until Halloween when it is common to have a really cold snap. I remember so many Halloweens when I would spend hours sewing char- acters. Once I tackled an ET costume. My youngest (Holly) was convinced we had ET hiding around our house (with the help of big brother Todd). That cos- tume was handed down to the next generation who, by then, had no real affin- ity for ET. I did all that work and then the weath- er forced us to put on coats and boots and who knew how darn cute those little ghosts and goblins really were. The town of Byron is going to have its tradi- tional "Trunk or Treat" event on Halloween night this year at the cafeteria. There will be a Parade of costumes and games, re- freshments and caramel apples. Our Recreation Dept. volunteers are busy planning new games and fun, so start thinking who you want to be on Hallow- een night. If you are up early enough, you will see that we have several small families of deer that are claiming our town as their hangout. They have their migration pattern, but sort of hang around their familiar haunts. The deer have been polite enough to stay away from our Main Street flowers all summer long. We had a nice visit from Nancy Kaye Bassett. Her father is Jack Bassett, of Lovell, and her moth- er is Enid Jones, of By- ron. Her father Jack grew up on the farm just west of Lovell, which is now owned by Alan Clark. During our growing up years, Nancy and her sisters Sue and Valerie and later younger broth- ers would come from Cal- ifornia to stay with their grandma Bell Jones and Grandpa Frank. Grandpa Frank's father was Seth Jones, a Civil War vet- eran buried in the Byron Cemetery. Seth had heard of the Big Horn Basin while liv- ing in Indiana, and accord- ing to his son Frank, "was a pioneer at heart." They arrived by covered wagons in 1904 after traveling 900 miles. At first they settled in Lovell and then moved to Byron. The Jones farm is down on the river bot- tom west of town. According to accounts written at the time, they bought the land, which in- cluded three cows, a calf, two or three hogs and a few small tools. In those days it wasn't considered worth much. Today there are at least two wells pumping. And yes, they were wise enough to keep the miner- al rights to that old farm. In the early years Grandpa Frank worked building grade for a road from Frannie and south down through the basin. He and his brother Oscar worked with two teams through a winter. The lived in a tent with no heat. A few years later, he met Bell and they were married in 1916. They moved onto the farm and during the Depression they sold butterfat at 10 cents a pound and eggs at 8 cents a dozen. This information was recorded in the book "A Small Town With A Big Heart," which was written by their daughters based on their recollections of the time. They all had fond memories of growing up in Byron and credit their years here with learning how to work and play and understand the importance of community, as well as loving the beauty of the Big Horn Basin. It was the mom re- turning to these roots that would bring these Cali- fornia girls to Byron ev- ery summer. All pretty, all fun and each turning the heads of the local boys much to the consternation of the local girls. But these Bassett girls were so down to earth and so much fun we couldn't help but be- come friends. Jack Hessenthaler re- minded Nancy Kaye of an incident in their early years (when they were 8 or 10) when they were giv- en permission to ride the horses. Charlie told Jack, "Now don't ride double or this horse will buck," but the kids must have heard "go have fun, see ya later." Jack and Nancy start- ed out riding double on the horse and true to his dad's words, the horse began to buck. Jack being young and shy at the time did not want to put his arms around Nancy to hold on, so he flew high in the air. Nancy Kaye went home to California the next day with the scratches and scrapes from getting bucked off a horse while wearing shorts. Only a California girl would wear shorts while horseback riding. These were the fol- lies of youth. It is always fun to visit with those who have such good memories of Byron.