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Weed & Pest

Wyoming Weed and Pest Council honors seven at annual meeting

Written by Saige Albert
Casper – At the Wyoming Weed and Pest Council 68th Annual Fall Conference and Business meeting, several Wyoming citizens were recognized for their service and dedication to the organization.
    The Harold P. Alley award was given to Sollie Cadman, who is employed by the City of Lander as their weed and pest supervisor. Cadman also served at the Weed and Pest Council President for the last three years. The Harold P. Alley award is given in honor of this great scientist to an individual who has provided support, leadership, motivation and education toward the advancement of weed and pest control programs in Wyoming.
    The Everett Johnson award, given in honor of Mr. Johnson to recognize the service of a district employee who has demonstrated outstanding weed and pest management practices in a Wyoming Weed and Pest Control District, was awarded to Gail Mahnke, district supervisor for Niobrara County Weed and Pest Control District.
    The Archie Lauer award was presented to Uinta County Weed and Pest Control District Board member since 1991 Allan Hansen. The award is given each year in honor of Mr. Lauer to recognize an outstanding individual who has been on the Wyoming Weed and Pest Board and has made a significant contribution to the board and its success.
    Representative Pete Illoway, who served as State Agronomist during the late 1960s and played a role in developing the weed and pest program we have today, was honored with the Guy Haggard award. Illoway also was a voice of support for the program during his tenure as a Representative in the State legislature. This award is given in honor of an individual who has provided motivation, friendship, loyalty, camaraderie and support of the people and this organization.
    The Wyoming Weed and Pest Council also recognized two individuals for 35 years of service to their Weed and Pest Control District Boards.
    Bob Parsons, supervisor of Park County Weed and Pest Control District, and Tom Brewster, board member on the Washakie County Weed and Pest Control District, were honored for their extended service.
    The Wyoming Weed and Pest Council also elected John Watson from Wheatland as their new president.
    Saige Albert is managing editor of the Wyoming Livestock Roundup and can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..