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2 I The Lovell Chronicle I October 8, 2015 Gerald Perkins was inducted into the Wyo- ming Cowboy Hall of Fame on Sept. 27, 2015, at the Events Center in Casper. The award was one of 52 presented by Senator Mike Enzi in front of a packed house. Attending the cer- emony were family mem- bers Mary Lou Perkins, Pmdy, Becky, Rylee and Addisyn Perkins, Jay, Deb- ra and Jake Bischoff, Cin- dy Marton, Jamie and/kf- tyn Grant and Lewis and Paula McSharry. Gerald was born in 1931 up the Greybull Riv- er on his family ranch near Meeteetse. The ranch en- compassed nearly 6,000 acres and ran 300 mother cows and a band of sheep. The ranch was later sold and is now part of the his- toric Pitchfork Ranch. He attended the small Mee- teetse School through his junior year. Afterward, he set out as a cowboy. He worked on many local ranches breaking horses. He rode the "tougher" ones because the pay was bet- COURTESY PHOTO Senator Mike Enzi presents Gerald Perkins with a special plaque commemorating his induction into the Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame on Sept. 27, 2015, at the Events Center in Casper. ter. He was the cow fore- man for the Pitchfork un- til he was hired as a brand inspector for the Wyo- ming Stock Growers Asso- ciation. Gerald worked for about 20 years, stationed in Lovell. Flu shots available and still best BY PATI'I CARPENTER When it comes to fight- ing the flu, the best defense is a good offense and, for most, that includes getting a flu shot. "While influenza is something we see every year, it should never be overlooked or just accept- ed as no big deal. Flu can often be a very serious ill- ness and, sometimes, dead- ly, as we saw last year," said Dr.Wendy Braund, state health officer and Wy- oming Department of Pub- lic Health Division senior administrator. According to informa- tion provided by the WDH, last year was one of the most severe flu seasons on record for the state of Wyoming. "There can be no ques- tion the 2014-15 influenza season was severe," WDH epidemiologist Reggie Mc- Clinton said, "Sadly, we saw 29 influenza-associat- ed deaths reported in Wy- oming. This represents the season's vaccines. Wyoming residents should not use the troubles with last season's vaccine as an excuse to avoid this season's vaccination." Though not 100 percent effective, Dr. Braund recom- mended that almost anyone over 6 months of age should get the shot. "Getting a flu vaccine is safe and is the most import- ant action people can take to help prevent getting ill with influenza and avoid passing it on to others," said Braund. Dr. Brendan Fitzsim- mons of North Big Horn hos- pital concurred. Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by a virus. Symptoms in- clude fever, headache, ex- treme tiredness, dry cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose and muscle aches. Fitzsimmons said the difference between the flu and a common cold is evi- dent in the patient's symp- toms. He said the flu usual- ly has a rapid onset, is far taken, because you won't know when they are spread- ing it around," added Fitz- simmons. "If we get enough people vaccinated, we im- pede its spread through the population." Fitzsimmons noted a re- cent study by the Centers for Disease Control that claims 40,000 lives were spared over a nine-year pe- riod of time due to the use of the vaccine. No confirmed cases have been presented at the clinic so far. "You may not die from the flu, but you'll probably feel like you want to die," said Fitzsimmons. "You miss days at school, classes become depopulated, teach- ers don't show up. All sorts of people don't come into work and productivity goes down all over the place. Why go through that, if you don't have to?" Fitzsimmons said that, in most years, adverse re- actions are very uncommon. He added that with only a He rode bareback horses at the Cody Night Rodeo for several years, roped calves and team- roped and taught his chil- dren to do the same. His grandson, Shawn, won the Montana High School Ro- deo Championship in June to qualify for the National Finals High School Rodeo but broke his back when a horse fell with him on July 4. Gerald hazed for many high school bulldoggers. Son Chuck was runner-up to the famous Roy Coo- per for the "All Around" title at the National High School Rodeo Finals in 1973. Gerald continued to help at many brandings until he was well into his 70s, and was still hunt- ing elk on horseback with his son Andy less than 10 years ago. Gerald has a natural talent with livestock and has passed this labor of love to his children, grand- children and great-grand- children, who share the cowboy spirit. Locally, a number of convenient flu clinics are scheduled to make getting the shot as easy as possible. On Thursday, Oct. 8, the an- nual "Caf Influenza" is be- ing held a North Big Horn Hospital. Patients can sim- ply drive up to the clinic be- tween 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. and a nurse will administer the shot at the patient's vehi- cle. Flu shots will also be of- fered on a walk-in basis af- ter the drive-through clinic. Parents can also bring their children to the clinic for a shot without an appoint- ment for the entire month of October. The North Big Horn Se- nior Citizens Center is also hosting a clinic on Thursday where nurses from the Big Horn County Public Health Department will administer shots. The clinic will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The NBHH mobile med- ical unit will be administer- ing shots to employees at the following business lo- Rec programs listed; committee to meet Oct. 19 BY BOB RODRIGUEZ A revised schedule of programs under the newly reorganized Town of Byron Recreation Department, an- nounced in late August, was provided on Tuesday, Oct. 6. It lists: Zumba/Piyo; Mon- days, Wednesdays and Fri- days, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Insanity (high-inten- sity exercise); Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Dance Fit; Wednes- days/Thursdays at 7 p.m. Open Gym, Fridays from 2-4 p.m. Senior Lunch, Mon- days at noon. It also was announced that the Byron Recreation Committee will hold a work meeting on Monday, Oct. 19, at 4:30 p.m. in the Town Hall. Postern Capital LLC, which lists a Byron address under Alex Campos, was of- fered the opportunity by the Lovell Chronicle to corn- ment on the Rec reorganiza- tion. However, the offer was respectfully declined and a spokesman, Jeff Noall, stat- ed that the company will continue to allow the town to use the former Byron School, which it owns, as the town sold it to the firm, as long as citizens are be- ing served. The town pays $1,000 per month "for utili- ties" and nothing for rent. "The ultimate decision, of course, is up to the town council," Noall said Tues- day. He added that nei- ther Mayor Heidi Brightly nor the new Rec leadership as of late have questioned the utility billing. Brightly in the past has been criti- cal of the payment arrange- ment, and Noall previous- ly has stated that the fee does not cover the full cost of utilities, but that Campos is willing to underwrite the town's project for the good of the citizens. From Our Files 100 Years Ago, October 7, 1915 The Cowley Weekly Progress The Livestock and Farm special has come and gone. Both schools had been dismissed for the afternoon and, headed by the B.H. A. band and the respec- tive principals and corps of teachers of both schools, marched in a body to the de- pot, a distance of nearly two miles, on foot, while every auto and horse vehicle were prest into service and even then every conveyance was loaded to the guards. 75 Years Ago, October 10, 1940 The Lovell Chronicle The Lovell High School Glee Club directed by Prof. Ralph Ericksen will sing at the Methodist Church next Sunday, October 13, 1940, 11:15 a.m. Supt. J.A. Cau- dill will respond to the wel- come for the public schools. A short message will be giv- en by Dr. Archer, entitled "The Rod of Hermes." There is, of course, no admission charge and the public is cor- dially invited. 50 Years Ago, October 7, 1965 The Lovell Chronicle The Metropolitan Op- era Touring group of which Miss Alex Hinckley, daugh- ter of Mr. and Mrs. DeVere Hinckley of Cowley; is a member was featured in last week's editions of News- week and Life magazines. A picture of Miss Hinckley ap- pears in the Life feature. 25 Years Ago, October 4, 1990 The Lovell Chronicle With Lovell and north Big Horn County having been chosen as a finalist for the state's medium securi- ty prison project, the Lovell Prison Committee is com- ing back to the people for more input and to update the communities. "It is time we all realize how close we are and how serious this is," Bruce Morrison said. "The task force is giving us seri- ous consideration." highest number our state more severe and includes a few exceptions for medical cations: Rocky Mountain has seen in many, many relatively high fever and se-issues, most people benefit Schools (Oct. 14, from 7 to InB] in [TheBibleChut'ch] years. We also had a highvere body aches, from getting the shot. 10:30 a.m.), Western Sugar get a c 'of number of reported cases Braund said, "Anyone "People should get the (Oct. 15, from 7 to 10 a.m.),the Chronide at the I 'dac %l |wrshipService Prayer7PM| overall compared to usual." can get the flu. Healthy shot early, because it takes Burlington Schools (Oct. 21, p:00AM Rev. Kurt MNabb| According to McClinton, folks can recover. But they a few weeks before it goes from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.), Byron Town Hall ]Sunday SchooL |10:30 Am 56 E. Main I 21 of those deaths occurred can also spread the virus into effect," said Fitzsim- BPM (Oct. 22, from noon to or Byron Bar! ...... Love. j in people older than 65. One to others who are more vul- mons. "Most flu seasons oc- 3 p.m.) and AlVICOL (Oct. 29 child died; the remainder of nerable to flu and its effects cur in the winter, usually and 30, from 6 to 9 a.m.) deaths were reported in in- such as older residents, around January and Febru-"Though we never know , [[l.ovell 1 dividuals under age 65. young children and those ary, but it is possible to see how effective the shots will Joseph s // II atholic Church ,,Assembly._. "Predicting which flu with certain medical condi- cases as early as October or be, we know that, in nineC H U strains will be most common tions. That's why the vac- as late as May." years out of 10, they are re- Ol tiOl:l in a given year is complicat- cine is recommended for just Fitzsimmons said no ally effective," said Fitz- 1141 Shoshone Ave. Lovell, WY ] I[ ed and sometimes strains about everyone." cases have been seen at simmons. "So we feel like I //Chumh ]1 Sacrifice of the Mass/ \ I // II can 'mutate' or change. Last"A lot of time when peo- North Big Horn Hospital it's very worthwhile to get Sunday - [ [[310 Idaho ave., Lovell 11 season's vaccine was not as ple are transmitting the flu, Clinic and he is not aware them, not only from a pub- 11:30AM I //services II Thursda" + |+;iill:)i~ I t! Sunday School -- 9:45 AM li effective as we would havethey aren't looking like they of any confirmed cases so far lic health point of view but Y- i I II Morning Worship-- 10:50 AM II liked," Braund said. "Vacci- are sick yet, which is anoth- in the state. He said around also because getting the 6 PM I // Sunday Night-- 6:30 PM I1 nation remains a useful pre- er reason why the vaccina-75 million doses of the vac- flu is just miserable and I // Wed. Bible Study-7 PM It Reverend F, strategy you ~i Rev. Dan Jarvls vention and at thistion is so important. If cine are already in circula- even healthy people can Glenn Whewell // 548.710r 11 point there is no reason to think you canjust avoid peo- tion and available to clinics get sick enough for it to be ..... expect a problem with this ple with the flu, you're sis- across the nation, life-threatening." C~{~ ~~-~-~~~? ~ Please plan to attend the ! gtnn ans0n @leer Greet I If you're struggling with recovery from habit i Saturday, October ] 0 +'A I lot ~e~, a,~4 go~p~,~io~lg abuse, join us at 7 PM Saturdays in the old ~:~ 3-6 p.m. "~" O~g~io~? C~I1 1)~ G~rr+~ - Baptist Church behind Minchow's. Big Horn County Library Basin, Wyoming ++++:+::++++++:+ 07-548-b9 or 07-4 1- 58. Everyone is welcome. !iiiiii!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiliiiiil~ Sponsored by the Bible Church Refreshments will be served iiii!i+iiiii!iiiii i i ! i !!Tiiii!i!iZi=i i : i=i 548"7021www.h WAR Rated ,PG. 120 min. Friday, October 9, 7 PM Saturday, October 10 3&7PM Coming Soon: Before We Go, Hotel Transylvania 2, The Visit in 339 Penn.