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CHRONICLE 4 I The Lovell Chronicle I October 16, 2014 m Members of the Lovell High School volley- ball team were walking in a hallway near the locker rooms at Powell High School Saturday beginning to loosen up for their next match when they spotted something on the floor - a $50 bill. Though the hallway is on the back side of the main gym, it leads to the auxiliary gym, as well as the locker rooms, and some fans use the hallway to get to the gyms, Lovell coach Stormy Jameson explained. Warming up were Charri and Chayli McAr-David Peck Observations thur, Mykelle Nichols, Madison Harper, Lauren Hinckley, Emilee Reasch, Angie Hutzenbiler, Ivy Abraham, Savanna Savage, Sami Stevens and Mandi Jo Baxen- dale. Charri McArthur spied the bill and picked it up, and the girls decided that a person might not miss a dollar or five dollars, but a fifty should be turned in. Jameson was helping with a junior varsity match in the main gym, when Charri approached her, fifty-dollar bill in hand. "Somebody is going to miss that," the junior told her. "Can you turn it in." Jameson looked for and quickly found Powell High School Ath- letic Director Tim Wormald, telling him the story of how the girls found the fifty on the floor. The AD was impressed and amazed, Jameson said. "Really!" Jameson recalls him saying. '3'our team found that and turned it in? Wow! Most high school boys and girls wouldn't have done that. That's pretty impressive." Wormald put the money away for safekeeping. Jameson didn't think much more about the money until she received a text during the bus ride back to Lovell later that day. Ap- parently Wormald was approached by a woman who told him she had lost $50 somewhere in the gym. She was visibly upset, saying she couldn't afford to lose that much money. The AD told her that the Lovell volleyball team had found her fn ty, and she was very thankful that the team was honest and turned the money in. ...... -lam espn s aidshe wasn't surprised__by her team's actions. "They've always been examples to me,', she said. "Fifty dollars is a lot of money to a high school girl. I'm supposed to be an ex- ample to them, but a lot of times they're the example to me. "I'm pretty proud of them." In an age when kids are often criticized, this story really makes you feel good, doesn't it.'? In a way, it's kind of sad that the ges- ture came as a surprise to some, but knowing our kids over many years, I think the actions of the Lovell girls are more the norm than the exception. Our students have many times been complimented for their dress and their behavior both on and off the court or field. It stems from their coaches, teachers and school policy, but more than that it stems from their upbringing. We have good kids around here, for the most part. There are always some bad apples, but by and large we can be proud of how our kids behave themselves -with a refreshing maturity and honesty. Saturday's story was just the latest example. WHEN YOU SUI gORT LOCAL 5PO[TS, PON'T FORGET TIlE GIItLS! Letters to the Editor Dear Editor: Darold Newman for finding Glo-from North Big Horn Hospital We would like to thank theria when things were starting to were also just great. special people who helped in look pretty bleak. We'd also like It truly does "take a village" our rescue a couple of weeks ago to thank the crew at Bighorn Can- and we're so grateful this amaz- at Big Horn Lake. Sheriff Ken yon National Recreation Area, ing "village" was there for us in Blackburn and his wonderful as well as the Big Horn Coun- our time of need. Thanks again! team were amazing! ty Search and Rescue and emer-Larry and Gloria Hedderman A special thanks to Deputygencyresponse teams. The EMT'sPowell answer Dear Editor, be life flighted to Billings. I still self would signify success. What I attended the "meet the can- don't know. I can't understand is why did he didates" gathering last Thursday Second up was Mr. Morrison. leave the program hanging? Why evening at the Byron at ditorium. I had heard he wanted to be re- didn't he stay with it and see it There were rumors and innuen- elected so that he could continue through to the end? dos floating around about both of making a good sum of money bySincerely, the candidates running for may- being mayor. So I asked the ques- Tim Harris or of Lovell. I wanted to hear di- tion, "Why on earth do you want Editor's note: Mr. Montanez rectly from the candidates if these to be reelected?" I personally was charged with aggravated as- things were true or not. think he's a masochist and likes sault and battery and aiding and First up was Mr. Montanez. I pain, but that wasn't his answer, abetting the commission of a fel- had heard that when he was on He said he wanted to finish what ony on Dec. 17, 2001, for an in- the town council charges were he had started. He then went on cident that was alleged to have filed against him for assaulting to explain there was a lot yet to be taken place on Nov. 22, 2001. All some guy and beating him so bad done, and he wanted to be a part charges were dismissed on March he had to be life flighted to Bill- of it. Fair enough. 3, 2003. ings. Mr. Montanez respond- Now there was something Mr. Montanez has stated, ed that all charges filed against that I realized after the meet- also, that he left the Lovell Youth him were dropped. Fair enough, ing. Mr. Montanez said he hadCouncil when funding was cut for That answered a good portion of started a youth program that was theprogram and it was difficult to the question. What was not an- quite successful, that there were continue. swered was did the guy have to 40 plus kids in it. That unto it- The letter was edited. The Lovell Chronicle welcomes letters from its readers and will make every effort to print them. Letters longer than 400 words may not be printed. Letters must be signed and include the address and telephone number of the writer. Unsigned letters will be discarded. Writers are limited to two letters in any 30 day period.All letters must conform to the law of libel and be in good taste. They may be mailed to The Lovell Chronicle, Box 787, Lovell, WY 82431, or delivered to our office at 234 E. Main St., Lovell. A strict 1:00 p.m. Tuesday deadline will be enforced. Postmaster: Send address changes to: The Lovell Chronicle, USPS 321-060 234 E. Main, Lovell, Wyoming 82431 (307) 548-2217 Published every Thursday Periodical postage paid at Lovell, Wyoming Editor and Publisher: David Peck Reporter: Patti Carpenter Staff: Pat Parmer, Dorothy Nelson, Marwyn Layne, Teressa Ennis, John Lafko, Ana Baird, Leonora Barton. www.LovellChronicle.com I quit reading the Dallas Morning News quite a long time ago. I used to have it delivered to my front door, but with the Internet and instant news online, it just didn't make sense to have it delivered any longer Aside from the Internet, though, there is nothing like holding the community newspaper in your hands and reading it. I live in a rather small community outside of Dallas; there are only about 18,000 peo- ple. We have two community newspapers: Ralph C. Jensen One is good for wrapping dead fish, and the other makes me laugh when I read it from cover to cover. It only takes about five minutes to read its entirety. There are a few other newspapers that I read, too, albeit on the Internet. The Lovell Chronicle. This one tops the list, and I've even signed up for the online version. I sup- pose I'm getting to that age, but the first thing I look for are the obituaries. The way I figure, it could be me someday, and, quite frankly, I like to check and make sure I'm still alive and well. I also like read- ing the "On the Record in Big Horn County" court report. I like to see who got fined for speeding. It seems to be less expensive to speed in Wyoming than in the city of Plano, Texas. I got ticketed once, but only once. That's all it took to convince me that knowing the speed limit is my responsibility. The latest issue had a couple of great stories, the first about Larry and Gloria Hedderman, who spent the night out on Big Horn Lake. Great story and was even more gripping when I realized they both survived. I was relieved and glad they made it to shore. I also read with great interest about 5Rs Mexi- can Food truck, noting that the Morenos have Texas roots. I'm hoping their food is as good as the Mexican food I can buy here in Dallas. Opening a food truck is probably something new for Lovell, but there are many in the Dallas area. My favorite is Korean bar- beque. I wish the Morenos success. In the sports section, I see the Grizz were blanked by Cokeville. No surprise; Cokeville has always been tough. It re- minded me of a time as a freshman at By- ron High School when we were playing Cokeville one weekend. The coach was making a point about tackling their well- known halfback and asked what his name is. Heck, I didn't know, but he wore No. 22 and that was all that mattered to me. It's not like I was going to play, and even if I did, I wasn't going to shake his hand and ask his name. Mostly I like looking at The Chroni- cle to see what changes are made in the layout and news presentation. I like what The Chronicle staff is doing, and I like to see if I can incorporate their ideas into my own publication. Uinta County Herald. I lived in Evanston and worked at the Uinta County Herald for a decade. I treat this newspaper about the same. I read who died that week, and for the most part, I don't know who they are. Once in a while, there is a story about someone I knew, way back when. Arizona Journal. This newspaper, based in Holbrook, used to be called the Holbrook Tribune, but the publisher, Matt Barger, expanded its reach from Holbrook and Snowflake to include Winslow and surrounding towns. I lived in Holbrook for a couple of years and worked at this newspaper. I look at the obituaries and read the headlines, and realize I have little in' common with the people there now. However, when Barger's parents owned the newspaper, it was a joy to go to work every day. I like the hometown news that's delivered once a week, and I still like the memories of working in Evanston and Holbrook. I miss holding the newspa- per and smelling the ink. In the meantime, I'll rely on the Internet to let me know what's happening in the North Big Horn Basin. Ralph C. Jensen is the editor in chief at Secu- rity Products magazine.