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2 I The Lovell Chronicle I January 28, 2010 www. LovellChronicle.com Hoops 4 Hope Night at RMHS Fans attending to- night's Rocky Mountain- Lovell basketball games in Byron will have an oppor- tunity to help raise money to fight breast cancer via the school's Hoops 4 Hope Breast Cancer Awareness program. Rocky Mountain ath- letes will be wearing pink apparel, and students and staff members will be sell- ing pink pom-poms and Breast Cancer Awareness tattoos. There will also be cupcakes for sale and a raf- fle for a quilt. Fans are asked to wear pink clothes to show their support for the effort. All money raised will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Haiti Earthquake donations Individuals interested in donating for the Haiti disas- ter can do so by making a fi- nancial gift to the American Red Cross International Re- sponse Fund or to the Hai- ti Relief and Development fund. Donations will provide immediate relief and long- term support through sup- plies, technical assistance and other support to help those in need. Donations can be sent to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington D.C. 20013, made by phone at 1-800-REDCROSS made online at www.redcross.org or dropped off at the local American Red Cross office. A $10 donation can also be made by texting 90999 on any cell phone and enter- ing HAITI in the subject line. The donation will au- tomatically be billed to the cell phone account and for- warded onto the American Red Cross. The American Red Cross honors donor intent so dona- tions should specify Ameri- can Red Cross International Response Fund or Haiti Re- lief and Development Fund. Blood drives in Lovell, Byron United Blood Services will hold two blood drives next week in north Big Horn County:. *Level[ on Wednesday, Feb. 3, from 1 to 6 p.m., at the Lovell Fire Hall, 314 Ne- vada Ave. *Byron Thursday, Feb. 4, from 3 to 6:30 p.m., at the Rocky Mountain High School cafeteria. Potential donors must be at least 16 (with pa- rental consent form for 16 and 17 year olds), weigh at least 110 pounds, be in good health and bring picture identification. To schedule a donation appointment, log on to www.bloodhero.com (sponsor code: lovell or by- ron). For more information, call Shauna at 548-6169 in Lovell or RMHS at 548-2723 in Byron. Donors are asked to eat a full meal and drink plen- ty of water before coming to the blood drive. FOR SALE Taking over for the Town Chandler Lopez was out shoveling his driveway in Lovell Saturday, riding a tricycle to add some fun to his chore as the snow continued to come down. TRACEY HASKELL PHOTO Moncur fourth in poetry BY BRAD DEVEREAUX The Lovell/Rocky Moun- tain Speech team was low in numbers Friday and Sat- urday at the speech com- petition in Worland, but that didn't stop them from achieving both individu- al and team success. With four students competing in two events apiece, each stu- dent broke into the semi-fi- nal round in one event and the team took second place in the 1A/2A division. Peter Moncur had a great meet, according to coach Deb Fink. Moncur broke semi-finals in poetry, reading three different se- lections. Afterjudgingin the semi round, Moncur contin- ued to the finals where he took fourth place. Emily and Elizabeth Birkholz made it through four rounds of judging to break into the semi-finals, Fink said. Stepfanie Thompson also made it to the semi-fi- nals for her delivery in ora- tory, which centered on the topic of eating disorders and the media. Bus driver John Haft- man watched the competi- tion as it unfolded and said he was very impressed by the Lovell students and the other competitors as well. "I was totally amazed," Hoffman said. "Everyone there was really entertain- ing." Hoffman said he was surprised at Moncur's per- formance, having watched the student grow up from a young age. "He was kind of a shy kid. He totally blew me away with the poetry," Haft- man said. The team will compete next in Casper next week- end on Feb. 5-6. NBHH board buys new beds for Care Center BY BRAD DEVEREAUX The North Big Horn Hospital Board of Trustees had a brief meeting for their first regular board meeting of 2010 last Tuesday, tak- ing care of some New Year housekeeping and listening to reports after a month off with no meeting in Decem- ber. The board elected of- ricers for 2010 as follows: Bret Crosby, president; Bruce Wacker, vice presi- dent; Linda NeVille, secre- tary; Don Minchow, trea- surer. :; : The board approyed medical staff officers Troy Caldwell, MD, chief of staff; David Hoffman, MD, vice chief of staff and Mary Fre- und, secretary. Schroeder talked to the board about getting a pe- ripheral artery machine. The purchase did not re- quire approval from the board, Schroeder said, and the new machine should be ready for patients by mid- February, he said. The board looked at three bids for a new call sys- tem for nurses at NBHH. The systems consist of but- tons in patient rooms so that patients can call nurs- es in for care. Schroeder said one of the systems al- lows nurses to receive a page anywhere via a car- ried communication device. He said a decision would be made about which call sys- tem to purchase in the com- ing weeks. Janet Koritnik submit- ted a written foundation report. The hospital foun- dation elected officers for 2010, which are as follows: JeffPearson, chairman; Da- vid Peck, vice chair; Denise Harrison, secretary and Barbara Shumway, trea- surer. The foundation board approved two requests for funds at s recent meeting: $864 from the cardiac re- hab department for educa- tional DVDs that patients watch while excercising, and $1,000 for a TV, stand and sound system for the secure unit at NHCC. Koritnik wrote that the foundation board selected Joey Traywick from Bill- ings Clinic as the entertain- ment at the spring Evening With Friends banquet. A date will soon be set, Korit- nik wrote, and funds will be raised for a new bathtub for the care center. Schroeder reported to the board about the facil- itfs strategic plan, a docu- ment they are working on getting together in the next couple months. The plan will be designed to align the hospital's mission, vision and values to their budget. Schroeder introduced the board to a cost savings initiative. He said he would report on the initiative in more detail at a future board meeting. The board approved the purchase of four new beds for the New Horizons Care Center for a total cost of $4,719.96. The board adjourned from their regular meeting to hold an executive ses- sion about personnel issues, Schroeder said. In other action Tues- day, the board: *Approved facsimile signatures and bank signa- tures. *Signed disclosure of interest and co~ct 0k'm" terest forms. ,Approved b~ks of de- positories. *Approved re-appoint- ment requests for privileg- es as submitted and accept- ed the list of providers not renewing privileges. ~'~:':~?~,~ "," :~i ~-iii; ii~:~ ~,,~:e~