Health Fair played to steady crowd

The 2018 Bridger Valley Health Fair played to a steady crowd at the Lyman High School last Saturday.

Numerous booths were set up in the commons area of the high school and had information of health groups and issues. Most booths had items they had for the taking such as pens, chapstick, bags, candy for the kids (big kids, too) and much more.

First on the agenda for most of those who attended last week’s event was registering at the Bridger Valley Electric Association table and putting their names in the drawing and turning in their ballots. Next was the breakfast – a plate full of pancakes, sausages and oranges – hosted by BVEA as a joint effort with their annual membership meeting.

Senator John Barrasso was on hand again and mingled with the crowd. He took a few minutes out for an interview with the Pioneer. In response to the Affordable Care Act for medical coverage, Sen. Barrasso again stated the bill was a failure and the costs were becoming exorbitant for the average person. He said the bill was set up poorly and needed to be changed.

In addition, Sen. Barrasso, a doctor for years before running for Congress, said he had submitted a bill for health care. The bill was endorsed by many of the senators and by the Wall Street Journal. Sen. Barrasso said this bill would let people “buy what they want and can afford, they wouldn’t have to buy what the government dictates.”

BVEA also held its annual meeting Saturday morning in the LHS PAC. The numbers of people who attended the event had dwindled to a small group for the meeting.

Both incumbents – Ruth Rees and Jason Haycock ­– were reelected to the BVEA board. Rees ran unopposed, but there were three write-in votes. Brent Gobel ran against Haycock.


Pictured are LHS FFA students –­ Lucas Anson, left, Harper Hewitt, right – with Senator John Barrasso at the annual breakfast sponsored by BVEA last Saturday in Lyman. The LHS FFA Chapter served up this year’s breakfast to the residents who attended the joint Health Fair and BVEA event. PIONEER PHOTO/Virginia Giorgis

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