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September 17, 2009 4:01 am

Charles Charlie' Evan Lambdin

(Nov. 20, 1922 - March 18, 2008)

Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 at Crown Hill Cemetery for Charles Lambdin.

Charlie, a World War II purple heart recipient, died at North Big Horn County Hospital March 18, 2008, after fighting cancer.

Following service during World War II, Charlie moved to Powell. He married Myra “Billie” Lorena Hall and the couple spent 50 happy years together.

Charlie is survived by his sisters, Ruth of Virginia; Lucille (Ned) LeBlanc of Louisiana; Betty (Ray) Collins of Virginia; sons Charles P. of Florida; George (Marian) Lambdin of Cody; six grandchildren and his beloved dog, Jake.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Billie; son, Craig, parents, Otto and Bertha; brothers, George; Thomas and Eugene.

September 17, 2009 3:55 am

Qualified ride

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Ty Owens, a Northwest College bareback rider, completes a qualified ride at the Northwest College Trapper Stampede Rodeo at the Cody Stampede Arena. Owens placed fourth in Saturday's event. Tribune photo by Kara Bacon

After years of planning and months of finalizing details following construction, Powellink is officially finished.

“I've been waiting a long time to say this: The fiber project is done,” City Administrator Zane Logan said.

Though construction on the citywide fiber-to-the-home network finished last January, the contract wasn't final until all the clean-up was completed. During construction, lawns and sidewalks were torn up, and the city tracked all of the repair requests around town.

September 15, 2009 3:44 am

Bank Scams start up again

Over the last few days, you may have received a phone call from a familiar foe — automated messages claiming to be from your bank, asking you to turn over account information. Without keying in your debit card number, the voice warns, your account may be suspended or your credit limit may be reduced.

The attempt is, of course, a scam.

September 15, 2009 3:41 am

Rattlesnake victim comes around

It was a horrifying situation,” said Shelley McPherson, 45, of Powell, “absolutely horrifying.”

On the morning of Saturday, Sept. 5, McPherson was playing fetch with a dog and cat at Deaver Reservoir when she was bitten in the left foot by a rattlesnake.

It was a typical Saturday for McPherson; she visits the reservoir often. But that run-of-the-mill morning was shattered in an instant.

September 15, 2009 3:39 am

Panthers remain unbeaten

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With teammate Chris Rodriguez on his hip, Powell's Auston Carter runs the football against Wheatland on Friday night. Although he didn't score in the contest, Carter delivered a kickoff return to the Bulldogs' 20 late in the game to tip the field position battle in Powell's favor. Courtesy photo/Greg Wise

Cragoe, Harshman score 2 TD's each in powell's 28-19 victory

The Powell Panthers survived a long bus ride and a 300-yard passing performance from the Wheatland Bulldogs on Friday night to improve to 2-0 with a 28-19 victory. It was a contest that will have both teams looking back at the game film and lamenting missed opportunities.

The first of those opportunities belonged to Wheatland on the Bulldogs' opening possession. After converting on a third-and-21 play to get the ball near midfield, the Bulldogs took a handoff up the middle and broke free of Powell's defense on the way to what seemed would be an inevitable touchdown.

September 15, 2009 3:36 am

Standing on top

Panther boys scale hills, competition in Cody

The Powell High School boys' cross country team handled both the competition and a hilly five-kilometer course on Friday to emerge as the team champion of the Cody Invitational.

“The course gave us quite a challenge,” said Panther head coach Cliff Boos. “It was very hilly there in the badlands area of the park. It was definitely a real cross country course.”

For the third straight weekend, the Powell Lady Panthers competed in a major volleyball tournament. For the first time, they didn't come away winners.

The Panthers were knocked off in the semi-finals of the Rawlins Invitational by Wheatland. The Lady Bulldogs went on to claim first place with a victory over the host Rawlins squad. Powell finished fourth after dropping a match with Mountain View.

“We kind of had a flat weekend,” Coach Cindi Smith said. “We just never had much flow on the court. We were not moving well.”

The Lady Panthers played well enough in pool play on Friday to earn the No. 1 seed from their pool, winning five of six games. They opened with a pair of wins over Torrington, 21-10, 21-14 before splitting with Glenrock, 21-16, 16-21. Their third match-up was with Worland, and the Lady Panthers won both games, 21-18, 21-10.

Saturday started well with a 21-15 first-game win over Cody, but Cody came back to take the second set 21-15 before Powell put the match away 15-11 in the third game.

The Lady Panthers started well in the semi-finals as well, taking Wheatland 21-15, but the Lady Bulldogs came back with a 21-19 win and clinched the match 10-15.

Against Mountain View, the Lady Panthers “didn't respond the way we should,” Smith said, and they went down in two sets, losing 21-19, 21-15.

Even in the one area the Lady Panthers did well, serving accuracy, things went wrong at key points. For the tournament the team served with 95 percent accuracy, but missed serves at two crucial points, once giving the opponent game point.

The losses, the first for the Lady Panthers since just before homecoming week last September, were hard for the girls to take, Smith said, and she said they are determined to do better, even asking if they could practice on Sunday.

“We were not the best we could be last weekend,” Smith said. “We know we have some things we can get better at. It's a good lesson for us.”

This week, the Lady Panthers will have to contend with homecoming activities as well as two midweek matches, including their first conference match. On Tuesday night, they take on Greybull at home, and Cody visits the Panther gym on Thursday. Both matches are scheduled at 6:30, following freshman and JV matches.

“We'll really have to buckle down and focus,” Smith said. “We'll have to balance fun with focus this week.”

September 15, 2009 3:24 am

Marjorie Bouchie

(June 29, 1935 - Sept. 9, 2009)

Marjorie Bouchie, 74, died Sept. 9 at Powell Valley Care Center.

She was born June 29, 1935 in Weymouth, Mass., the daughter of Jeffrey and Laura Bouchie.

Marjorie graduated from high school and worked as a hair dresser in West Palm Beach, Fla. She was a member of the Catholic Church.

Marjorie is survived by her son, Michael Hoyt of Alford, Fla.; daughters Wendy Nielsen of Powell, Donna Pace of Seminole, Fla., and Robin Pedek (Danny) of Muscoda, Wisc.; a sister, Eleanor Peak of Massachusetts; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Barbara, Evelyn, Ilene, Ethel and Irene; brothers Walter, Robert, Ernie and Buster; and two grandsons, Cole Alan Nielsen and Jeffrey Vincent Perry.

Thompson Funeral Home is handling arrangements, and no services are planned.

September 15, 2009 3:21 am

Jesse Dominguez

(June 21, 1934 - Sept. 11, 2009)

Jesse Dominguez, 75, died on Sept. 11 in Powell after a courageous battle with cancer.

Throughout his life and even during his struggle to live, he was more concerned about others than himself.

Jesse was born June 21, 1934 in Pigeon, Mich. to Louis Ybarra and Deonesia Dominguez. He was raised by his grandparents and attended public schools in Owendale, Mich. Jesse later put himself through college at Chicago Technical.

Jesse worked as an electronics tester with AT&T for 33 years and for Sears, Roebuck and Co. for 29 years. He earned a variety of certificates for special training in technical areas. After his retirement, he was able to fulfill his dream of retiring to a quiet, relaxed life in Wyoming.

Jesse married his best friend, Estani Hernandez, on June 20, 1959 in Pigeon. To this union, two sons, Norbert and Rudy, and a daughter, Mary, were born.

Jesse looked forward to the moments he spent with his family. He enjoyed family gatherings, when he would grill a large batch of “brats” and enjoy playing outdoor games in his backyard. Jesse was an active participant and an avid fan of sports. He bowled and played baseball, golf and horsehoes throughout his life.

Jesse is survived by his wife, Estani; sons Norberto J. Dominguez (Pam) and Rudolph J. Dominguez (Gina); daughter Mary J. Kwilos (Mark); grandsons J.J. Dominguez and Thomas and Patrick Kwilos; brother Claude Bell; sister-in-law Phyllis Ibarra (Manuel); brothers-in-law Conrad Hernandez, Manuel Hernandez (Brenda) and John Bustos; an aunt, Manuela Dominguez; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, and many good friends.

Cremation has taken place. Rosary will be Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. at St. Barbara's Catholic Church in Powell. Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16 at St Barbara's with Father Glenn Szcechowski officiating.

Thompson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences and memories may be sent to Estani Dominguez at 656 Wood Street, Powell, Wyoming 82435 or sent to the family online at www.thompsonfuneral.net.