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February 16, 2012 I The Lovell Chronicle I 3 Indoor arena project DAVID PECK North Big Horn Hospital Foundation board chairman Jeff Pearson, left, and board member Craig Sorenson pose in the newly refurbished chapel at the New Horizons Care Center with Foundation Director Janet Koritnik. Church, foundation fund new chapel BY DAVID PECK North Big Horn Hospi- tal and the New Horizons Care Center recently un- veiled a project made possi- ble by the combined efforts of a local church and the hospital foundation. The newly transformed chapel at the Care Center was the brainchild of of- ficials from St. John's Lu- theran Church and was funded by church fundrais- ing and the North Big Horn Hospital Foundation. Foundation Director Janet Koritnik said the cha- pel project was badly need- ed and greatly appreciated. "It was always the cha- pel, but it was not used much for many years, at least to the potential it should be," Koritnik said. In the fall of 2010, St. John's held a Navajo taco dinner with proceeds matched by Thrivent Fi- nancial for Lutherans. That money, $1,879, was presented to the founda- tion, which contributed an additional $2,404 to the $4,283 project. Rev. Chris Brandt and church mem- bers helped select the colors for the chapel. Koritnik said the proj- ect refurbished the cha- pel with new stained glass at the front of the room, lit from behind, eight new chairs and two kneelers. A new sign is also in the works. Over the months, the project was planned and residents of the care cen- ter chose the stained glass dove design for the chapel. The chapel was completed in recent weeks. "It's much more invit- ing," Koritnik said. "The door remains open now all the time, but it can be closed during prayer. It's a great improvement, and I hope it will be used more." County GaP to cast presidential votes in stra w poll Tuesday in Lovell, .Basin BY KARLA POMEROY The Big Horn County Republican Party will con- duct its straw poll to start the annual precinct caucus- es Tuesday. County Republican Par- ty Chairman Dave Mattis of Greybull said there will be a north and south precinct caucus held simultaneous- ly at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The south caucus will be at the Basin Area Chamber build- ing, 407 West C Street. The north end caucus will be at the Lovell Fire Hall. The straw poll, with the four top candidates on the ballot -- Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Ran Paul -- will be conducted first. There will also be a spot on the ballot for Republicans to write in candidates that may have already dropped out of the race. The Wyoming Repub- lican Party will wait until the final caucus, Feb. 29 in Sweetwater County, before releasing any results. Then statewide and per county results will be released. To participate in the Wyoming Republican Par- ty Straw Poll, the individu- al must be a registered Re- publican and may only vote in the county precinct cau- cus of their voter registra- tion. Mattis said people can still register as a Repub- lican through Friday. On Monday, he will ask the Big Horn County Clerk's Office for a list of the registered Republicans and that list will be the official list used during the caucus. According to the state Republican Party rules, the County Party Secretary and two additional designees will serve as the credentials committee and will use the current roster of Registered Republicans to allow en- trance to the Precinct Cau- cuses. Children under the age of 18 will be admitted to the event for educational purposes, but they will not be allowed to participate in the straw poll. Mattis said the state party officials are leaving it up to the county chair- man to determine if media will be allowed at the coun- ty caucuses. He said he is leaving the caucus open for media. Before the straw poll begins, each participant will be assigned to their regular voting precinct to cast their vote, Mattis said. Following the comple- tion of the straw poll, the county Republican Par- ty will introduce the plat- forms, platform planks and resolutions that have been prepared by the Platforms and Resolutions Commit- tee, Mattis said. He said the Republican Party made a change in platforms and Lovell Rod & Gun: ClUb NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING presents : 15 Guns of August Raffle .......... .... Tickets s2 each Red Tactical on Main St., Lovell, for tails. Help support firearm education and a safe place to shoot. t`iiiiiii!iiii!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!iiii!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!iiii!iiiii!!iiiiiiii!iiiiiiiiiiiiiii!iiii!iiiiiiiiiiiii CREATING BEAUTIFUL SMILES EVERYDAY! Flexible,    Ill Interest  FREE Free Initial Payment Exams Options resolutions. Platforms now are long-term issues and resolutions are more short- term ideas and goals re- garding the platforms. The party will then elect delegates and alter- nates to the Big Horn Coun- ty Convention, which will be March 17 at the Basin City Arts Center. He said the county elects two del- egates per voting precinct with the exception of Lovell, who elects six, and Basin and Greybull, who each elect four, for a total of 34 delegates. Delegates will be the voting members at the coun- ty convention to vote on the platforms and resolutions to submit to the state con- vention for consideration and vote on delegates to the state convention. The coun- ty will elect 12 delegates to the state convention and one delegate to the national convention. The 73rd Annual Meeting of Big Horn Rural Electric Company will be held atthe high school gymnasium in GreybulI,Wyoming on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 11 a.m. for the purpose of electing directors from Directorate District #5 and to receive and vote on reports covering the previous fiscal year and for the transaction of such other business as may properly come before the meeting. /s/John JoFe, Secretary 307-587-9009 . 1-866-747-6677 I11] |'n IZ_i!| II I n U I q l [I] |I] I ['I'I,|I]  p1 |i Mustang Days Committee Meeting First meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 21, 6:30 p.m. Big Horn Federal hospitality room. All committee members and Lovell residents are invited to attend. will move forward BY JENNIFER BUTLER With three new mem- bers on the Big Horn Coun- ty Fair Board, there ap- pears to be confusion and disagreement about wheth- er or not the plans for the indoor arena should prog- ress. At the regular meeting Monday, Feb. 13, previous board members Alfred An- derson, Mitch Shelhamer and William Bridges were in the audience to dis- cuss the arena. While on the board, Anderson, Shel- hamer, Bridges and cur- rent board members Matty Moody and Karen Sylvester moved to apply for a Dan- iels Fund grant that would fund the beginning stag- es of the indoor arena for the Big Horn County Fair- grounds. This past month, current and previous board members met with Big Horn County Grants Writer Maria Eastman to discuss the process and what needs to be done to complete this project. After the meeting with Eastman, board chairman Felix Carrizales said he was concerned about whether the project could be com- pleted successfully. He said he had talked to members of the community who had also voiced their concerns about the project. Carrizales said he was told the project was "stu- pid" and expensive. He add- ed he felt rushed and did not want to get caught in something that he was not prepared for. Board member Tim Flitner said, "It is in full motion. I am for it: It was decided by the previous board, and there is no rea- son why we should slow it down." The previous board members explained Lo the new board about the grant process. Anderson said the board did not need to wor- ry about money because the funds would come .... Carrizales made a mo- tion to put the arena on hold until further informa- tion could be gathered. The motion died for lack of a sec- ond. Carrizales, contacted later, said he "stands firm" in his decision. He added he would like to see the funds go into repairs instead of purchasing new. OTHER BUSINESS In other business Mon- day: Flitner moved to elim- inate the bareback class and the versatile contest during fair, saying, "We are holding kids hostage" be- cause of how many classes the fair has. Flitner said all the classes should be fin- ished by 5 or 6 p.m. County Operations Manager Fred Werner said he has filled the position for fair maintenance. He said the position will work un- der Werner's supervision. The board is planning a volunteer day in March that will help beautify the fairgrounds. The fair theme was selected during Mon- day night's meeting. Last month the board decided to hold a contest for mem- bers of the community to enter what they think the fair theme should be. The board had several entries including "There is coun- try in the air at the BHC Fair" and "a country fair with a Wyoming flair". They agreed to "Barn in the U.S.A.," a play off the Bruce Springsteen song, "Born in the U.S.A." Carrizales said he wants the community to voice their positive sug- gestions to the fair board through letters, e-mail or meeting attendance. He added if sending a letter, please include name and address. Carrizales said the community can send let- ters to his personal mail- ing address, P.O. Box 204, Burlington, WY 82411 or to the fair office P.O. Box 709, Basin, WY 82410. UW releases Provost's Honor Roll students The University of Wy- oming lists five students from Big Horn County on the 2011 Fall Semester Provost's Honor Roll. The Provost's Honor Roll consists of undergrad- uates who have completed at least six but fewer than 12 hours with a minimum 3.5 grade point average for the semester. Basin - Anna M. Bay- ert; Byron -Michelle Mac Hoyt; Dearer - Diana Sue Ballinger; Greybull - Sar- ah Henderson; Lovell - Don Alden Mayas. Love//High Scho January, 2012 Leanne Winterholler Leanne Winterholler, a senior at Lovell High School was selected as the January Student of the month. She was nominated by Principal Scott O'Tremba. Leanne was nominated for her leadership as student council president, outstand- ing community service, citi- zenship, academic excellence and sportsmanship. Among her accomplishments and activities are state art ribbon winner, National Honor Society, yearbook staff and LDS stake youth council. She is the daughter of David and Suzanne Winter- holler. Promotlng Excellence in Education Firs00 of'Wyoming ,=a, o Co00y FDlC Where YOU are FIRST 284 E. Main, Loveil 548-2751 flrstbankofwyomlng,com