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November 17, 2011 I The Lowell Chronicle I 13 " ]i ]J Z; [;,,2"_Z/L?:q lolyn Noel Belk Frannie woman begins law career in Oklahoma Jolyn Noel Belk, daugh- as valedictorian from Cen- ter of Robert and Sharla tral Wyoming College in Zwemer of Frannie, was 2006 and was also award- sworn in as an attorney in ed the prestigious Jack the state of Oklahoma on Kent Cooke Undergraduate Sept. 22, 2011, after pass- Transfer Scholarship. She ing the Oklahoma Bar in was selected as Top 20 of July 2011. the College of Arts and Sci- Husband, William, his ences and earned a bache- aunt Meredith Hadley and lor's degree in criminal jus- her mother Sharla Zwemer rice from the University of joined Belk for this cere- Wyoming in 2008 and was monious occasion. She has also awarded the Jack Kent joined the law firm of Bar- Cooke Continuing Gradu- ber and Barber of Poteau, ate Scholarship. Okla., where she and has- She graduated from the band William moved after University ofWyomingCol- he accepted a job as a para- lege of Law in 2011, where medic with LeFlore County she was awarded the 2010- EMS. 2011 Pro Bone Student Belk started as a li- Award by the Wyoming censed legal intern with State Bar Association for Barber and Barber after her work in the law school's Child advocates gather for seminar in Lowell BY PATTI CARPENTER The Children's Advocacy Project (CAP) held a semi- nar for advocates of abused children on Nov. 10 in Lovell. Sixty-two attended including police officers, sheriffs depu- ties, Dept. of Family Services personnel, legal profession- als, counselors and others who coordinate their efforts on a regular basis to protect children from abuse. The purpose of the semi- nar was to help the various agencies coordinate their in- vestigations of child abuse in an effective manner. Most of the agencies represented are already working together to build stronger cases by co- ordinating their investiga- tions. "Prior to this program, agencies conducted their own interviews and investi- gations separately and then turned them in to a prosecu- tor as separate case files," explained Heather Ross, executive director of CAP. "What this training does is to teach representatives of the different agencies how to bring their efforts together to supply a single case that is much stronger because it is done together." Specially trained CAP interviewers conduct "foren- sic interviews" in a child- friendly CAP facility in Casper. The goal of a foren- sic interview is to obtain a statement from a child who may have been abused. The interview is conducted in a" unbiased and truth seeking manner by asking the child a series of "non-leading" ques- tions. The purpose of the fo- rensic interview is to assess whether or not a crime has occurred. Investigators are allowed to receive a record- ing of the interview as part of their investigation. Deputy Jeff Angell of the Big Horn Sheriffs Dept. attended the seminar. An- gell thought the seminar was valuable and said he uses the services of CAP when investigating child abuse cases. "I go to the people down in Casper any time I suspect a child has been assaulted," said Angel. "This was a good class for first respond- ers on how to handle this type of call. A lot of us work on these cases together al- ready so this realIy helps make it work even better." CAP is a private non- profit agency funded pri- marily through grants. In addition to forensic inter- views, the organization also offers counseling services to individuals, families and groups as well as medical assessments and exams to victims. For more informa- tion about CAP go to www. childrensadvocacyproject. org. Appointments made to county board; concerns noted regarding 240 t/2 East Main (alley), Lovell Mces offered (::)Feathers  Dr. Roger Brecheen OB/GYN  To schedule an appointment, Call Powell Valley Clinic Pwql! Valley 307-754-7770 or 1-888-284-9308 mmcare com.,,,oo.,. Q..,,,y c.,. 777 Avenue H Powell, Wyoming Dr. Paul LaVeau Cardiologist Seeing patients Monday thru Wednesday !  ro schedule an appointment, Call Powell Valley, Clinic PieWal! Valley 307-754-7257 or 1-888-284-9308 mcare co.,,,oo.,. Q..,,,, c.. 777 Avenue H Powell, Wyoming Full-time CARDIOLOGY for you in the Big Horn Basin moving to the Poteau area. domestic violence clinic and She graduated as valedicto- was named top student in BHC Solid Waste Board rian from Rocky Mountain the domestic violence clinic IV (%'=a" ll 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 I l High School in 2004 and for2010-2011. ' ' BY KARLA POMEROY Solid Waste District up- I BIG HORN I I The Big Horn County pointment, there are two commissioners appointed positions open. William Pitt I Statewide sn.owpack teerSeVeralboards.members to volun- is serving his third term and ]is seeking reappointment. BASIN There are also current Milton Meier finished his I OUNSE:UNG --F --," I shows slight increase vacancies on the Big Horn fourth andfinaltermbased ( I| County Solid Waste Board, on a limit of four terms. I eeopleHelping People The statewide average percent of average SWE. Byron Solid Waste and Big True Hatch applied for that I [*IelllM:lil[e]b'l:kvJId:b'l for snow water equivalent This year the state's Horn County Planning and position. There were only (SWE) continues to rise, ac- average is 95 percent with Zoning boards, two applications for the two I Providin 9 for most mental Fees are based on income I cording to a report by the a low of 50 percent in the Commissioner Keith positions, health/substance .Insurance&medicaid eligible I Natural Resources Censer- Belle Fourche drainage Grant said there were three Pitt and Hatch were ap- I abuse concerns Most private providers are not " vation Service. and a high of 121 percent applications for one opening proved unanimously. I Notjustforsevere difficulties medicaid eligible ] Serving individuals, l l[il_, i D]  [1:11 -" [qll :gl I Water Supply Specialist in the Little Snake River on the solid waste board. There was one posi- I couples andfamilies Lee Hackleman said values drainage. The Wind River He moved to reappoint Ron tion open for the Big Horn this early in the season are drainage increased from McArthur to the Big Horn County P&Z Board. The po- I .Grodptherapy . Basin office,116 South 3rd I "very subjective and fluctu- 54 percent to 68 percent County Solid Waste Board. sition is being vacated by Phone 568-2020 THERAPISTS: Monday-Thursday,8 a.m.- 6 p.m. I ate wildly." This week, the of average this year. The Chairman Jerry Ewen Casey Crosby. There was report shows that nine ba- Big Horn Basin drainage said the policy has been to only one applicant, Allen I .All have Mastersor Friday,8 a.m.- 4 p.m. I sins are below average SWE dropped slightly from 98 keep a balance between the Bair, and he was appointed I Doctorate degrees Lovel[ office- /114Lane/2 All are state licensed l and four basins are at or percent to 95 percent ofav- north and south. There are unanimously. ' Phone 548-6543 above average. Last year at erage. The Shoshone River currently three on the north Chairman Jerry Ewen ||il:l/[e]ll-'lWal*Idfl'liL'/IoRm Monday-Friday,8a.m.-7p.m. | this time the state average drainage basin increased and two on the south end of said he met with the Fair . BHBCS is nationally accredited was 63 percent with a low of from 84 percent to 90 per- the county. Board Monday night and I BigHorn Basin Counseling I through CARF to ensure the 33 percent and a high of 96 cent. Former member Jim said the commissioners will I highestlevelofservices provides24-hour I Morris said there has been be interviewing the can- . Private providers are not accredited emergency on-call assistance I County changes days off for no written policy regarding didates and a fair board I the balance. He added that member would be welcome Ik .- == == .- -- -- == == == (Lo&_- J Ltl IIILi I ICl,.rb'=';'+""', New IU(:;I/V"'"' it should be the best person to sit in on the interviews. for the job who is appointed. There are currently three Current member Aaron applicants for three posi- BY KARLA POMEROY back on Christmas Day or Kania said he has no reser- tions. The positions are still Thursday, November t7 Big Horn County New Year's Day. vations regarding the up- open at this time, so anyone Cancer Support Group in the Family Dining Room at New changed two upcoming hol- In other business at pointment of McArthur but interested can submit a let- Horizons Care Center, 7 p.m. Saturday, November 19 idays for its employees, the Nov. 1 meeting, the said state statute says ev- ter of interest to the county Holiday Mingle events, all day. At the Nov. 1 meet- commissioners: eryone in the county is eli- clerk's office. Deaver Craft Fair, DeaverTown Hall, 9-3 p.m. ing the commissioners ap- *After an executive gible and with an advertise- The commissioners dis- Monday; November 21 Watch the 2A State Championship with the team, Hyart proved a holiday change session with Sheriff Ken ment in the Lovell paper cussed conducting inter- Theatre, 6:30 p.m. for Christmas from Fri- Blackburn, approved a for three weeks and only views for all appointments Saturday, November26 day, Dec. 23, to Monday, rate change for shift work, one week in the Basin and in the future and not just Kappa Kreative Kraft Fair, Park County Fair Grounds, 10-4 p.m. Dec. 26, and on New Year's increasing the base rate for Greybull papers not every- the fair board. Ewen asked from Friday, Dec. 30, to night work by 74 cents per one had a chance to apply, when there is only one ap- BHC School District No. 1 Board, 2nd Tuesday, RMES, 8 p.m. "=-J--v, onuay, Jan. 2. hour. He recommended ex- -': *plcan if an interview be BHC School District No. 2 Board (Lowell), 2nd Monday, board room. The changes were re- In reviewing corre- tending the application pe- necessary. 7prn BHC Treasurer at County Annex, 1st and 3rd Thursday each month, quested to correspond with spondence with NEPECO riod. Grant said if there is 9a.rn.-1 pm state and federal hell- it was determined the com- The vote was then tak- only one applicant for a pc- Big Horn Basin chapter of Gold Prospectors Association of America, Skyline Cafe in Powell, 2nd Tuesday, 7 p.m., 754-5921. days and so employees go- pany had paid off the back en and McArthur was ap- sition, perhaps the county Big Horn County 44-1 Leader's Council, 1st Monday, Extension Office ing away for the holidays taxes owed for the Dalton proved unanimously, should advertise for a Ion- on Hwy 310.6:30 p. Big Horn County Weed and Pest monthly board meeting, 2nd Tuesday, would not have to travel Well. Regarding the Byron ger period of time. l p.m., W&P office at 4782 Hwy. 310, Oreybull. Byron Lions Club, 548-7543. Cancer Support Group, 3rd Thursday, 7 p.m., NHCC multi-purpose room. LOVELL Cowley Riding Club, 3rdMonday, 7p.m., 307-664-2235. Come watch the 2A State Championship Home School Club, twice monthly, Friday, 1 p.m. Call Wendy, 548- 9336, for more information. game on the big screen with the Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce general membership meeting, 3rd CER SUPPORT Monday, noon, Lange'sKitchen 1 1-0 Bulldog football team! Level, Bulldog Booster Club, 3rdWednesday, Big Horn Federal Hos- pitality Room, 7 pm. Lowell Library Story Time, every Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 21 GROUP MEETING LovollLVellRiders'lnc'meeting'1stFriday'7p'm"cal1548-9918frlca'tin'Town Council, 2rid Tuesday, Town Hall, 7 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Hyart Theatre LovellWoman'$Club, 2ndWednesday, Big Horn Federal Hospitality Room, 1 p.m. Contact Deanna Wagner, 548-7793. Narcotics Anonymous, Mondays at Big Horn Federal at 7 p.m., contact Permillia, 272-8384. Come celebrate with the team and coaches! Thursday, Nov. 17 at 7:00 p.m. North Big Horn County Health Coalition, 3rd Tuesday, noon, rotating D ,CT'l i,,%l,, . T-shirts and lots of fun! locations, 548-6410. ,\\;a,,e, l.,-oos, in the Family Dining Room Ostomy Support Group meeting, 2nd Tuesday, 6- 8 p.m., North Fork P, ,"l room, West Park Hospital in Cody. o admission OL Pindroppers Quilt Club, 4th Thursday, 7 p.m., Mayes Fabric, 406-788- Northwest College student nurses 9689. TOPS @ WY169, every Thursday, St. John's Episcopal Church base- will present a program on holistic ment in Powell, 6 p.m. 664-2394 Tri-Mountain View Masonic Lodge, 2nd Thursday, dinner 6:30 p.m., treatments, lodge meeting 7:30 p.m. WyDOT Driver Licensing Facility open in Lowell every Tuesday, 9:30 a.rn. to 4 p.m. Cancer patients, care givers, family members, Call the Lowell Chronicle at 548-2217 to list your club here. survivors ... Everyone is welcome, li00ihicl NEW HORIZONS CARE CENTER 548-5200 * 1115 Lane 12 * Lovell, WY 82431 * www, nbhh.com