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CLE e September 29, 2011 I The Lovell Chronicle ] 15 Byron gews What's in a name? Plenty if you look at Byron history E, DENNEY NEVILLE 548- 7829 "What's in a name?" to quote Shakespeare, but not quite in the same context as Juliet's use of the phrase in her intimate conversa- tion with Romeo. In Shake- speare's version Juliet says to Romeo that "a name is an artificial and meaningless convention." Love struck Juliet was wrong about fam- ily names. Family names al- ways have meaning because they are tied to history in- volving the complete frame- work of people in a commu- nity. With the names comes the history of community, people, families and indi- viduals. My cousin, Bart NeV- ille of Casper delivered a packet of old documents to me recently dating back a century. These documents contain the names of many families that were the first to settle in the town of By- ron. They were the first to till the ground, move aside At the right is a photocopy of the signatures on the application for the incorporation of Byron in 2010. the sagebrush, cross the riv- er, build the bridge, survey the lots to define the streets, survey the Sidon and the Elk canals and secure the water rights, dig the ditch- es, cultivate the fields, grow and harvest the first crops. Eventually gas and elec- tricity came and they built the foundations, walls and roofs of homes, schools and the churches. People with names, not "meaningless conventions," did all these things to build our commu- nity. They pioneered the way for us. They ate what they raised, caught and shot. Now we can buy Chi- nese food prepared in Pow- ell, cooked by cooks that have moved here from China, and we can bring it to Byron and eat the tasty menu of delicacies while watching television in the comfort of our homes. We need to be grateful for the sacrifice and hard work of the honored names of our community, even keep- ing them sacred and not meaningless conventions of identification. One of the documents in the package, of special interest, is the applica- tion for incorporation of the Town of Byron. The date on the document is February 24, 1910. The 28 names listed on the docu- ment are of our !'Founding Fathers." If you can help with the recognition of these names, please contact me. This document will be on display in the town hall. What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. William Shakespeare Oh, what's its name? I can't remember, but it sure smells like a what-cha-ma- call-it. William Forgeterite Amanda and Cameron Mackay Wocicki wed Cameron Ross Mac- kay and Amanda Nicole Wocicki were married on August 18, 2011 in the Rex- burg, Idaho LDS Temple. Amanda is the daugh- ter of Dexter and Lisa Woodis of Cowley and Steve Wocicki of Riverton and the granddaughter of Vic and Vicky Strube of Greybull, Keith and Carol Rasmus- sen, Dexter Woodis Sr. of Cowley and Gene Wocicki of Riverton. Cameron is the son of Greg and Sheila Mackay of Redmond, Washington, grandson of Boyd and Gail Mackay of Salt Lake City and the late Glen and Lula Gilbert of Othello, Wash- ington. Open house receptions were held in Cowley and Redmond, Washington. Lovell bowler wins in Laurel Chester Gilliam of Lovell defeated Ed Sau- er of Billings in the chal- lenge championship match of the first Double Nickel Tournament of the year in Laurel, Mont. by a score of 215-196. Gilliam forced the sec- ond match with a 259-177 win in the first match. With the win, Gilliam took home $202, while Sauer took home $164 for his ef- forts. The high qualifier of the tournament was Stu Summers with a 934 for four games. John L. Frank posted the high game with a 267 in match play com- petition against his broth- er. There were 39 bowl- ers who participated in the tournament from Wyoming and Montana. Mike Kitch- en of Lovell also played. The next tournament will be held at Treasure Lanes in Livingston, Mont. on Oct. 16. There will be two shifts of qualifying with shift times at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. The second shift is limited to the first 32 bowlers who sign up for the tournament. This tournament is open to all bowlers who are 55 years or older, both men and women. If any bowlers are planning on attending the next tournament, please contact Dale Matthaes at 406-652-3104 or email him at Bowlingnut740@aol. com to reserve your place in the tournament. get your copy of Jt00l00ll at the courtesy -"O counter of or have it delivered via USPS with a year-long subscription by calling 548-2217 Cowley news Blackburns host NWC hoops players DRUE TEBBS-MEEK 548-6901 The fall weather is al- most perfect. The sun is bright, the wind is still, crops are about to be har- vested, gardens are being gleaned. The machinery has been put together at the sug- ar factory and the farmers are ready to begin the beet harvest. This time of year is quite wonderful and if the weather cooperates, there will be many crops brought in with the hard work that brings the farmers a suc- cessful season. Some members of the community had visitors last week. Lena Jane Harston of Georgetown, Calif., spent a week in the Cowley area visiting friends and rela- tives. She was a guest of her sister Mary and Mary's hus- band, Bob Yorgason. The two sisters are the daugh- ters of the late Stott and Ge- nielle Partridge. While Lena Jane was here, a barbecue was held in her honor and it was attended by 37 relatives from Cowley, Lovell and Greybull. Among the guests were Lena and Mary's broth- er Stan and wife Diann Par- tridge of Lovell. Tim and Jerrie Townsend also had com- pany last weekend as their son Rusty and wife Kel- ly Jane, along with their daughter, Madelyn of Rex- burg, Idaho spent time with the Townsend fam- ily. They drove to the Big Horns, to the Beartooth Mountains, later had good food and just had a good time together. Leslie Blackburn and her parents, Ken and Janeen, hosted a barbe- cue for the Northwest Col- lege girls basketball team last week. Eleven team- mates of Leslie's convened at her grandparents Ken and Sharon Blackburn's home for the event. The girls were treated to ham- burgers, corn on the cob and all the usual buffet food. Af- ter eating, the group retired to the patio porch for visit- ing, a team meeting and all became better acquainted. Dean and Teddie Tip- petts have completed their second duplex on the land they own across the street from the Don Graham home. They are beautiful, have three bedrooms and two baths, and now both du- plexes are almost all rent- ed. One unit is still available and it is such a good plan to have duplexes in our little town as it is growing and developing. Another duplex has been started on the for- mer Tippets land by Randy and Karen Peterson, which now belong to Dr. John and Margaret Bennion of Bill- ings. The original home has been razed, the debris tak- en care of, the old trees and. shrubs removed and the land cleared. The dirt foundation has been dug, and each day it is interesting to watch the Bennion Construction prog- ress and continue. It is still strange to have that 1904 home gone, but how exciting to witness growth. John and Marga- ret have built their beauti- ful brick home on "Tuckes Hill" and daily one can see the end result approaching as driveways and shrubs and groundwork is almost accomplished. We'll be glad to have the Bennions back in town. Club News DUP meets with The September meet- ing of Big Horn Company Daughters of Utah Pio- neers was held Sept. 12 with President Mary Jens- en conducting. The patri- otic presentation given by Dorothy Winterholler in- cluded a quote: "Freedom in hearts of men must be nourished like a flower or it will perish." She gave some information about the early signers of the Declaration of Independence and read a poem by Edgar A. Guest. Museum notes by Pat- ty Hansen were taken from the journal of Jeremiah Wil- ley when he was a member of the Mormon Battalion that served in the U.S. war patriotic theme against Mexico. A pioneer history of Rasmus Julius and Josephine Smith was given by Laura Gerstner of Ten Sleep. Artifacts were shown by Savanna Nash. Speaker Donna Smith shared the history of the oldest building in Boun- tiful, Utah, the Jeremiah Willey cabin built in 1854. Short histories of Jeremiah Willey and Perrigrine Ses- sions were shared. The October meeting was announced for Oct. 10 at 1 p.m. at the Lovell An- nex. Delicious refreshments were served by the hostess committee of Barbara Mon- cur, WillaDene Kraft and Mildred Asay. Thankyou, American Colloid, for purchasing my 4-Hmarket lamb. Caden Welling Development Is Not A Race By the age of three a baby learns so much! Roll Walk Joke Crawl Run Rhyme Stand Talk Sing But it's not a race - development happens at a different pace for every child. If you would like to learn more about your child's development, call Children's Resource Center any time for a free developmental screening. CRC can assess your child's gross and fine motor skills, cognitive, speech and language skills, social, emotional and self-help skills as well as their vision and hearing. What's most important is tuning into your child's individual path, building on their strengths, and providing them with support when needed. RESOURCE CENTER Children's Resource Center 435 E. 5th Street 548-6722 Developmerltal services do not replace annual check-ups with your physician. CHILD DEVELOPMENT SCREENINGS *'1 before21DEAL I beforeSESSENT[AL It's never too early - we can screen your child in their first 12 months!