DAILY NEWS photo by Jeanette Johnson
Co-workers at Admiral Beverage were more than happy to get iced on Thursday afternoon for Lori Lenz who was diagnosed with ALS. Above from left, Robyn Bryant, April Bradshaw, Lisa Crawford, Katy Decker and Joe Godfrey react to the ice poured by Frank DeCroo, Don Stebritz, Dave Willard, Michael Fowler, Kevin Lempka and Marc Bradshaw.

Admiral Beverage employees take the ice bucket challenge in honor of one of their own

By Jeanette Johnson
Staff Writer

WORLAND – The ALS ice bucket challenge continues to grow by leaps and bounds with the latest one reaching out to other departments within the Admiral Beverage family, all in a show of support for one of their own.
Lori Lenz was recently diagnosed with ALS, Robyn Bryant said. Her co-workers decided to show their support by participating in the ice bucket challenge.
Five employees offered to be the recipients of the cold experience while other employees eagerly offered to lift three ice chests filled to the brim with ice cubes and do the “dumping.”
Those involved gathered after work on Thursday outside the entrance to the main building. Before the shower got underway, Bryant, Lisa Crawford, Katy Decker, April Bradshaw and Joe Godfrey took turns reading the message that was sent out from iPods and cameras on cell phones to get others on board:
“Hello, Admiral. We are starting the Lori Lenz Ice Bucket Challenge.
“Let’s team together to support our dear friend, Lori, in her fight against ALS. We challenge everyone to do the ice bucket challenge and donate. For every dollar Admiral employees donate, Admiral will match it.
“The Marketing Department is kicking off this challenge by nominating: New Mexico, Kevin Lempka and his team, and Wayne Swain and his team; ATC and the Key Account Team; Worland Accounting and IT; Worland HR/Payroll; and Dave Willard and his production team.”
With that, the coolers were raised — it took two people to lift each one — and the “rainstorm” began. True to form, the reactions were typical — surprise, screams, everyone soaking wet and laughter.
Dave Willard, Frank DeCroo, Don Stebritz, Michael Fowler, Kevin Lempka and Marc Bradshaw were in charge of upending the ice chests.


Photo courtesy of Wyoming Dept. of Education
Catie Deromedi (center) participates in one of the activities during the STEM conference at the University of Wyoming. In it Deromedi and fellow conference goers are extracting DNA from a banana.


Third tourist cited for drone in Yellowstone

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK (AP) — For the third time this summer, Yellowstone National Park rangers have cited a tourist for illegally flying a drone in the park.
Park officials said Friday that Donald Criswell of Molalla, Oregon, flew an unmanned aircraft over Midway Geyser Basin and near bison on Aug. 19.
In early August, rangers charged Theodorus Van Vliet of the Netherlands after his drone allegedly crashed into Grand Prismatic Spring. Andreas Meissner of Germany is accused of flying a drone that crashed into Yellowstone Lake on July 17. He was charged earlier this week.
The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports (http://tinyurl.com/n5rf3ej ) Grand Teton National Park has had at least one drone citation.
Rangers say a man crashed a drone into a tree in late June, possibly while trying to get aerial photos of wildlife.


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