Christopher Veale and Kelci Schaal
Schaal betrothed to Veale
WORLAND — Richard and Lori Schaal of Worland wish to announce
the engagement of their daughter Kelci Schaal to Christopher
Veale, son of John and Gail Veale of New Hill, N.C.
They are both employed at the Billings Clinic in the Radiology Oncology Department where the bride-elect is a nurse and the groom-elect is a medical physicist.
The couple has planned a Jan. 4, 2014, wedding in Billings, Mont., where they reside.
DAILY NEWS photos by Christine Weber
The Worland WReds, a local chapter of the Red Hat Society, wore their traditional colors of purple and red during a Christmas breakfast and cookie exchange at the home of red hatter Christine Weber. Above, Pat Brazelton helps Ruby Yakel place some cookies in her holiday bag. Below, Britt Keller passes bacon to Joyce Outland. The ladies will next meet on Saturday, Jan. 4 for a “stone soup” luncheon at the Washakie County Extension Office. The time will be announced at a future date. Ladies are asked to bring ingredients to fill the soup pot. Desserts are also welcome.
Meadowlark Audubon plans Christmas Bird Count in Lovell
LOVELL — Meadowlark Audubon has planned a Kane Christmas Bird
Count on Saturday, Dec. 14. Participants are to meet at the Big
Horn Canyon National Recreation Area Visitor’s Center in Lovell
at about 7 a.m. at which time folks will check in, enjoy a hot
drink and muffin, and select a route.
According to a news release from Neil and Jennifer Miller with Meadowlark Audubon, each team will be given a packet containing a bird list, map, and other pertinent information.
“At sunrise we’ll set out to cover the routes and regroup at 4 p.m. to enjoy a chili dinner being provided by KaCey Ross of the Meadowlark Audubon Society of the Big Horn Basin,” said the Millers. “Please bring a side dish to share. Then we will compile the data. Everyone is welcome — no expertise required so bring a friend.”
Participants are asked to use a 4-wheel drive vehicle if you can. If not, the Millers said they will try to pair you with a team that’s in a 4-wheel. At check-in you will be asked for your vehicle license number and description; and if you have a cell phone, its number.
Bring binoculars, bird books, spotting scope, camera, lunch, side dish for dinner, warm clothing — footwear, hat and gloves, and plenty of water and/or warm drinks. A clip board is handy to record your findings.
The Millers said, “Since the pheasant season is still open, wearing hunter orange is a good idea for your own safety.”
The Kane Count Circle centered around the old town of Kane and extends from roughly Moncur Springs on the west side to Sand Draw near Lovell which includes a good portion of the Yellowtail Habitat, according to the release.
“We thank the National Park Service for being our host,” said the Millers.
The Christmas Bird Counts held throughout North and South America and the Pacific Islands are sponsored by the National Audubon Society. As a citizen scientist during the Christmas Bird Count, your observations identify species at risk, focus public policy, initiate conservation strategies, influence public commitment, and locate birds on the move due to climate change. Check out the Meadowlark Audubon website www.meadowlarkwyo.org for more information about Christmas Bird Counts in your area.
Said the Millers, “We are looking forward to a fun and successful count day while helping out our feathered friends.”
For more information contact Neil or Jennifer Miller at 568-9346.