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www.LovellChronicle.com November 11, 2010 I The Lovell Chronicle [ 3 00People in the news Cowley news Halloween fun and fright at Twin Ponds DRUE TEBBS-MEEK 548-6901 Pat and Sidney Whalen recently spent a week in Puerto Vallarta, Mexi- co. They stayed at a resort hotel on the beach. The weather was beautiful and the trip was enjoyable. On their return to Las Vegas, they enjoyed seeing the Os- mond Brothers show. The next morning they had breakfast and a visit with her sister, Marian, and her husband, Jack Pursel. All in all, it was a great trip. Jim and Clara McDer- mott hosted their annual Halloween Party Saturday night at their Twin Ponds Estate in St. George. Each year they spend a few days decorating their 25 acres to prepare for this par- ty, which is open to every- one. They have pumpkins, witches, goblins, ghost houses and even a ghost ship in the middle of one of their ponds. They have a scary cemetery, which fea- tures skeletons rising from the graves and ghosts and headstones and banners featuring skeletons, witch- es, pumpkins and ghosts are hung along the walks and paths. There are nu- merous fire pits for visitors to sit around when it gets chilly. Pat Whalen and Jim are in charge of the little train that carries about 32 young people for each trip it takes around the grounds. The train made trips from the time the party started at 6 p.m. until 9:30 p.m., when the party was over. This train is a much-loved part of the party. And, to top it all off, a candy bar is given to all who enter for the party. Pat and Sidney Whalen, Jerry and Ter- ry Welch Brown, Bill and Joyce Whalen, Marge and Jack Wilcock enjoyed the party and helped distribute the treats to the more than 2,000 people that came to see the decorations and en- joy this occasion. Joe and Pat Davis are glad to report that their son Jordan is doing better af- ter a pretty rough time fol- lowing his open-heart sur- gery on Aug. 26 to replace his aorta and his aortic valve. In the six weeks fol- lowing his initial surgery, Jordan was under anes- thesia five additional times for two more surgeries and three major procedures re- quiring sedation. Pat says his chest looks like a battle- field with 11 incisions. How- ever, now that he has gone almost four weeks without any further complications, things are looking bright- er. In fact, earlier this week his cardiologist even cleared him to go back to work for four hours a day. His major challenges now involve re- gaining his strength as well as the 30 pounds he lost duing his ordeal. Jordan, his wife Cary (daughter of Jack and Syd Hessenthaler of Byron), and their three children (Jack- son, Derek and Chloe) live in Corvallis, Ore. They are fortunate to be less than 10 minutes away from the Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center where Jor- dan was hospitalized. They are also fortunate to have had an outstanding cardiac team, although Cary says they know those people far too well. Everyone on the whole cardiac floor seems to know Jordan and Cary personally or has heard about them. Pat and Cary's morn, Syd, took turns staying weeks in Oregon helping out with the kids and such because Cary had to spend so much time at the hos- pital. Other family mem- bers and friends have helped, too, and that has made a tough time a lot easier for Jordan and Cary and their kids. For example, Cary's sister, Christy, drove down from Washington to help out. All the Hessen- thaler and Davis immediate and extended families have pitched in to offer support. Cards, letters, emails and phone calls have come from family and friends all across the country --- Jordan even got a package from the pres- ident of the company he works for. The Davis and Hessen- thaler families said they ap- preciate all the thoughts, prayers, and support given to Jordan and Cary during these past couple months, and we are sure happy that Jordan is doing so much bet- ter now. Senior Center Chatter Veterans Day program at the center Thursday The North Big Horn Senior Citizens Center in Lovell will be the site of the annual Veterans Day pro- gram this Thursday, Nov. 11, at noon. Retired Wyoming Na- tional Guardsman Rich Fink will be the master of ceremonies for the program, which is sponsored by local veterans. CW3 Rich King of the Wyoming Nation- al Guard will be the guest speaker. "Taps" will be played by members of the Lovell High School band. Veterans in attendance at the program will be intro- duced. Fink said everyone in the community is invited to attend the luncheon. VETERANS INVITED TO RMHS The Rocky Mountain High School senior class is preparing a special Veter- an's Day program to honor local veterans in front of the entire student body. The class is seeking any and all veterans to participate in the program on Thursday, Nov. 11, at the school. The assembly will begin at 9:45 a.m. and any inter- ested veterans are asked to be at the gym by 9:35. Vet- erans are asked to bring a short message telling about the war they fought in and interesting items about their service. For questions or more information contact Dave Beemer at the school at 548-2723. Lovell High School is also holding a veterans rec- ognition program at 11 a.m. Thursday, but no details were available by press time. Campbell to talk at Lovell Chamber meeting Monday Town of Lovell Admin- istrative Assistant Scott Campbell will be the guest speaker at the Novem- ber general membership meeting of the Lovell Area Chamber of Commerce on Monday. The no-host luncheon will begin at noon at Lange's Kitchen. Campbell will discuss a planned project for Consti- tution Park, the status of open burning in town and various other town issues. Blackburn to LDS mission Kenneth J. "KJ" Black- burn, son of Ken and Janeen Blackburn of Cow- ley, has been called to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. KJ will serve the next two years in the Ohio, Co- lumbus Mission, which en- compasses parts of Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. KJ will speak in the Cowley First Ward on Nov. 14 and enter the Mission- ary Training Center in Pro- vo on Nov. 17. KJ Blackburn Donate blood on Black Friday United Blood Servic- es will hold the hospital blood drive the day after Thanksgiving on Friday, Nov. 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the New Horizons Care Center Multi-Pur- pose Room. Donors must be at least 16 (with a pa- rental consent form for 16 and 17 year olds), weigh at least 110 pounds, be in good health and bring picture identification. Donors are asked to eat a full meal and drink plen- ty of water before coming to the blood drive. Schedule an appointment at www.blood- hero.com (sponsor code: nb- hhospital) or call Nancy Hart at 548-6780. Noyes wins election to third term as Clerk BY KARLA POMEROY Big Horn County Clerk Dori Noyes will begin serv- ing her third term in the of- rice after defeating Demo- cratic challenger Catherine Stuber with 68 percent of the vote in last Tuesday's gener- al election, according to unof- ficial records by the Big Horn County Clerk's Office. Noyes received 3,168 votes to Stuber's 1,027 votes. Noyes won all 13 precincts in the county. Tuesday night, Noyes said, "I definitely want to thank the people who vot- ed for me. I'm ready to con- tinue to serve the people of the county for another four years." The rest of the coun- ty races were uncontested. Thomas "Scotty" Hinman re- ceived 3,248 votes and Keith Grant 2,446 for the two com- mission seats. Gina Ander- son received 3,878 for asses- sor, Michelle Burns 3,206 for county attorney, Ken Black- burn 3,335 for sheriff, Del Atwood Jr. 3,972 for coro- ner, Vickie Larchick 3,944 for clerk of court and Becky Lindsey 3,987 for treasurer. The state legislators who represent Big Horn County also were unopposed. Rep. Lorraine Quarberg, who represents part of southern Big Horn County and Hot Springs County for House District 28, received 1,082 votes. Rep. Elaine Harvey for HD26 received 2,703 votes in Big Horn County and 89 in Park County for a total of 2,792. Sen. Ray Peterson, representing most of Big Horn County (except Basin, Burlington, Otto, Manderson and Hyattville) and part of Park County, received 2,855 votes in Big Horn County and 2,822 in Park County for a total of 5,677. JUDGES Voters also voted on whether to retain five judges in Big Horn County. ircuit Court Judge Thomas W. Harrington re- ceived 3,088 votes for re- tention in Big Horn County and 668 votes against reten- tion for 78 percent in favor. In Park, Washakie and Hot Springs votes, Harrington received 14,367votes in fa- vor and 3,628 against. Harrington, in a recent survey of attorneys by the Wyoming State Bar Associa- tion, received 97 percent vot- ing in favor of his retention. Under ratings on various as- pects of the job, Harrington was 90 percent for integrity and ethics and 84 percent on courteousness and polite- ness. Percentages in a story last week were incorrect. Circuit Court Judge Bruce Waters was retained with 2,856 votes in favor in Big Horn County and 784 against. In the entire Fifth Judicial District, Waters re- ceived 13,911 votes in favor of retention to 4,183 against. District Court Judge Robert Skar was retained with 2,932 votes in favor in Big Horn County, to 937 against. In the entire dis- trict, Skar received 13,385 votes in favor of retention to 5,188 votes against. Two Supreme Court Justices also appeared to be retained Tuesday night. Voters in Big Horn County supported retention for Jus- tice Barton Voigt 2,771 to 887. Statewide, voters were in favor of retention 118,011 to 38,615 against reten- tion, according to figures on the Wyoming Secretary of State's Web site, http://so- swy.state.wy.us/Elections/ B T 'UBLICAN for GOVERNOR H RELY i Choose insurance from the home-grown company that has covered its Wyoming neighbors for more than 60 years. Call your local agent and see what's available for you. Cindy Miller 1414 17th St. Cody 307-527-7564 800-851-2227 WWW.WYOMINGBLUE.COM