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Cheri Lyman teen pageant runner up in 1972

100 Years Ago, Aug. 19, 1922

The Cowley Progress

In an interview yesterday with Superintendent D.D. Gibson of the Mutual Oil Company, at this point we learn that that company through General Manager Bleisdel, who is in the city, has given orders for the immediate enlargement of the refinery by the addition of four new high pressure stills, which virtually means doubling the capacity of its Cowley oil refinery. We learn that the Mutual has oil enough now and in prospect to fully warrant the enlargement. 

75 Years Ago, Aug. 14, 1947

The Lovell Chronicle

“Faith is the willingness to act on the proposition in which we say we believe...Faith without works is dead.” The United Methodist Church congregation are happy to report that the new parsonage is occupied by the minister, E. White, and his family, and a welcome is extended to any who wish to take a peek before we have our reception.

50 Years Ago, Aug. 17, 1972

The Lovell Chronicle

First runner-up to Miss Wyoming Teenager chosen last weekend in Casper was Cheri Lee Lyman, 17, daughter of Mrs. Paul Lyman of Tensleep. Cheri, who attends Lovell High School, received her award of a $500 scholarship to the Modeling Institute of America, a division of Massey Junior College in Atlanta, Georgia, after two days of activities held Aug. 11 and 12. Cheri performed an interpretive ballet-acrobatic dance, which was well received by the audience. 

Judging for the title was done on the basis of individual interviews with the contestants and on their performance in the two-part pageant, which consisted first of the reading of original essays on “What’s Right With America” and second, a parade of evening wear.

Pic: Cheri Lyman (Hoffman) was first runner-up in the Miss Wyoming Teenager pageant held last weekend in Casper.

25 Years Ago, Aug. 14, 1997

The Lovell Chronicle

A stately sandstone building resting on the Main Street corner west of the Cowley LDS Church, the old administration building, was built around 1910, according to local best estimates, although no official papers have been found. The community of Cowley is basking in the glow of the town’s newest project, the newly refurbished historic LDS Church administration building, now being used as Cowley Town Hall and as the Cowley History Center.

10 Years Ago, Aug. 16, 2012

The Lovell Chronicle

Dr. David Hoffman of Lovell will be opening Hoffman Snyder TLC (Tender Loving Care) next month on Main Street in Lovell. The office space adjacent to Yellowstone Chiropractic is currently under renovation by
Ron Doughty. Hoffman
said he hopes to have the office at 229 East Main open next month.