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! ;i :: ; ii ii : :~: ~ ;;, ; ~;: I,~; '~--:'-~V~" -~ i : : - } LOVELL, WYOMING " VOLUME 114, NUMBER 12 OCTOBER 3, 2019 $1 Lovell- Kane Area Museum BY DAVlDPECK "September 2019 was the fo record-setting Septem- wettest September ever since we fundraiser ber r precipitation in north Big started recording data in 1898," Horn County has left many sugar Lipson said. . ::IturcI :IV ( v nin f beet farmers in a quagmire as the That word jibes with what V ~H|H~ 2019 Western Sugar Cooperative longtime Western Sugar Senior BY DAVID PECK campaign is scheduled to pick up Agriculturalist Mark Bjornestad Plenty of tickets are still steam, has observed. available for the big event of the But so far farmers have been "In 2011 we had some mois- year for the Lovell-Kane Area Museum: the Fall Fundraiser and Auction to be held this Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Lovell Community Center. The event begins at 6 p.m. Board chairman Karen Spragg said tickets are avail- able from any board member and may be obtained by call- ing her at 548-7212 or 272-0959 or by calling Shari Loegering at 548-7002. Tickets will also be available able to dig enough beets to keep the factory running. According to Dave Lipson of the National Weather Service of- fice in Riverton, Lovell received a record 2.91 inches of precipita- tion in September, breaking the previous record of 2.81 inches set m 2016. potato sausage and hamburg- er, tomato and macaroni soups, at the door, Spragg said. BY DAVID PECK The evening will begin with Rocky Mountain High School a soup and dessert dinner fea- is celebrating a "Blast from the turing chicken noodle, Italian,Past" for homecoming this week. The nostalgic theme has been playing out in a series of special dress-up days that start- plus John Wayne's chili. A vari- ety of desserts will be offered, as well. Leanne Winterholler will sing during the dinner. A live auction will follow the dinner, with Kurt McNabb as the auctioneer. "We have beautiful auc- tion items, some pricey auction items," Spragg said. She said auction items in- clude "very valuable" crystal, collectable Christmas orna- ed with Twin Day on Monday and continued with Throwback TV Show Character Day Tuesday. Wednesday was Class Col- ors Day and featured the annu- al Homecoming Olympics in the auxiliary gym. Thursday is Decades Day, with middle school students dressing like the 1920s, staff members the 60s, freshmen the 90s, sophomores the 80s, juniors the 50s and seniors the 70s. ments, afghans and quilts, jew- The annual Navajo Taco Din- elry, gift baskets, gift cards, din- her will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. her at the Irma Hotel in Cody, in the cafeteria, sponsored by homemade chaps, a knife and the Junior Class. Prices are $5 more. for a single taco, $2 for a plain Spragg urges the public scone and $I for p0p. Proceeds support the fundraiser, go to support prom and next "It's. Our, only income, besides year's semor" activities. donatxons, she said. "We're not As the dinner wraps up, the funded by anybody." powder puff football game will be played at 6:30 p.m followed ture in September like this one, but I think we're pushing three inches," Bjornestad said. "This is the wettest September I can re- call since I moved back here in 2002. Typically we'll get a storm in September, but this is the third or fourth event we've had (the weekend rain). It's crazy." by the pep rally and bonfire at Powell hunter featuring cheers, the intro- the elementary school to rev duction of fall sports teams and up school spirit for the football Y The rains make harvesting difficult, Bjornestad said, but so far - since it's been early harvest - the factory in Lovell has been operating steadily since oper- ations began on September 16, with digging getting going about two days before that. "We've maintained a suf- ficient supply for factory op- erations," Western Sugar Vice Preside/at of Agriculture for the North Region Randall Jobman said Tuesday. "We start regular operations Friday. It's kept the (Lovell) factory operating, but it's definitery been a wet September. "We'll open all stations for regular harvest Friday. We har- vest around rainstorms. We har- vest when we can. We!ve been able to do that." Asked if mud coming in with the beets has been a problem, Jobman noted, "We have good growers. . They do their best to bring us a good, clean beet." This week's cold weath- er hasn't been a problem so far, Jobman said. Cold days cool the ground and cool the internal temperature of the beets, he said. SEE 'RAIN SLOWS BEET HARVEST' page 6 Big Horn County Search and Rescue and deputies searched throughout the night and locat- ed Brockie at 7:40 a.m. Blackburn said evidence suggests that after hunting in DAVID PECK Perfectly matched on homecoming Twin Day Monday are Rocky Mountain students (l-r) Gena Mader, Taylor Despain, Zach Simmons and Jaxon Jolley. found deceased the crowning of the homecom- games, and the high school stu- ing royalty. ~ dents will hand out Grizzly cards outside of Byron Friday is Brown and Gold to the elementary students. Day and will feature a talent The Grizzlies will host the BY RYAN Frl-ZMAURICE show and class videos at 8:45Shoshoni Wranglers for the An overnight search througha.m followed by the homecom- homecoming football game at the badlands south of Byron re- ing parade to the elementary 6 p.m. Friday. The homecom- suited in the discovery of a de- school at 10:15 a.m. The parade ing royalty will be introduced at ceased Powell man, who died af- will run north to Main Street, halftime. ter finishing one last successful west to Division and south to the The homecoming dance will hunt. elementary school. The public is be held at the Log Gym this year, According to Big Horn invited and encouraged to watch Arnold said, and will begin at 8:30 County Sheriff Ken Blackburn, the parade, student council ad- p.m. Saturday with semi-formal Richard Brockie, 74, was foundvisor Vicki Arnold said. attire. The homecoming royalty deceased in his truck upon An assembly will be held at will be introduced at 9 p.m. emergency service's arrival. Deputies received a call from Brockie's wife that he had Wyoming Alternative Well gone antelope hunting and had not returned at 11 p.m Thurs- day, Sept. 26. BY R 'AN FWZMAURICE don't understand what it is and - Deputies carried out a phone It's not a pot shop. what it s trying to do, William trace of the last phone contact William and Jazmyn Hen- Henton said. the subject had made and were ton opened Wyoming Alternative The first task of Wyoming A1- able tO receivea location outside Wellness in September in Lovell ternative Wellness is not even of Emblem. on Nevada Avenue, and the first selling their products. It's educa- challenge for the business is just tion. It's important, Henton said, telling the community what they because CBD can do the resi- actually are. dents of Lovell a lot of good. Much of that education takes "We kind of started this lit- place in the form of concerned tle business to help out the com- citizens entering the store to ask area 78, Brockie shot a buck an- questions, but even family mem- telope and dragged the antelope bers have been alarmed. back to his truck. "Before we had even opened, Tire tracks suggest that . I was talking to my grandmother upon beginning his drive back and talking to her about it and into town, everything was nor-she was like 'oh, you!re opening mal, but the car began to veera weed store,' Jazmyn Henton re- off the road slowly, coming to rest in a divot on the side of the road. Foul play is not suspected, Blackburn said. Brockie suffered calls. "And I was like 'no grandma, no we re not William Henton said it's a common reaction they've been getting since they opened their doors. "People look at this store and they're like 'we don't want that store here,' but it's because they from a health condition and it's believed the cause of death was SEE 'HUNTER FOUND' page 6 munity, to get people off, the pain pills and stuff, because it s a great non-addictive alternative to the pain pills, they're so prevalent in our little town. We're trying to do what we can to help people out." CBD is an abbreviation for cannabidoil and is the second most active ingredient in can- nabis, but Wyoming Alternative Wellness derives its productive from hemp, a cousin to marijuana that does not contain THC, which causes the high associated with cannabis. SEE 'WYOMING ALTERNATIVE WELLNESS' page 6 DAVID PECK Assuming the pose Tuesday for Throwback TV Character Day Tuesday are Charlie's Angels (l-r) Zoey Davison and twins Anna and Victoria Arnold. introduces itself to Lovell ,E ~! , iiiiiii T R/AN FITZMAURICE Jazmyn and William Henton stand at their store counter, where a number of CBD products are displayed. The Hentons' shop, Wyoming Alternative Wellness, opened last month. Ill[ill I]l!l!ll!! [! t!l!lj nil The Lovell Chronicle, 234 E. Main, Loveli, WY 82431 Conl:act us at: 307-548-2217 www.lovellchronicle.com IIII II Z