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,= ", ........ . ...... : tH:!i:~!~J::~ !.~::-:l! !:'!:![i![ i:,,iiiii iiii i,,~i.i What's Inside ... Arbor Day April 23 2 Awards banquet 6-7 Economic development survey ___ 8 Key Club kids 15 LOVELL, WYOMING .VOLUME 109, NUMBER 44 THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014 "75 PATTI CARPENTER Northwest College President Stefani Hicswa was the keynote speaker at the Lovell Area Chamber of Commerce Banquet on Friday, April 11, at the Lovell Community Center. BY PATTI CARPENTER "Northwest College Rocks" was the theme of the keynote speech by NWC President Stefani Hicswa at the Lovell Area Chamber of Com- merce annual banquet held on Friday, April 11, at the Lovell Commu- nity Center. Hicswa borrowed Stephen Covey's rocks-in-a-jar analogy to talk about the importance of tackling big issues first. She said when you place the big rocks in a jar before grains of sand the big rocks take up most of the space and noted that when the opposite approach is tak- en, the small stuff fills the jar, leaving no room for the bigger rocks, a symbol of the bigger issues. She said she plans to use the big rocks approach to tackle issues during her presidency at NWC, which began in July of 2013. "The point of Stephen Covey's story is that you have to put the big rocks in first, otherwise there is no room for them," she said. "So we are talking about what our big rocks are on campus and building a shared vision. The big rocks identified by Northwest College em- ployees are student experience, college community, place and fiscal integrity. "What place means is pride. We are focusing on pride and proud- ly working together on the things that we do. We want to have pride in our place. That includes the facility. We want to have pride in our fiscal integrity and responsibility to the taxpayers, who have paid into the $14.3 million that the legislature recently appropriated for com- munity colleges." SEE 'HICSWA ROCKS CHAMBER BANQUET,' page 8 BY DAVID PECK The long-anticipated Lovell Streets Project in downtown Lovell will begin Monday, April 21, state and local officials an- nounced this week. Town engineer Andrew Mat- tie of DOWL HKM Engineering said work will begin on the west end of Main Street Monday with traffic control and work to re- move the median strip between Hampshire and Idaho in prepara- tion for the replacement of an ir- rigation water drain that crosses Main at that point. Mattie said work on the ir- rigation drain will begin the fol- lowing Monday, April 28, and the traffic control will direct traffic to one side of West Main while con- struction crew members rebuild the irrigation drain on the other side, then reverse the process. Mattie said the irrigation drain should be completed by May 10. : : The Wyoming Dept. of Trans- portation als0. announced the commencement of the Lovell Streets Project this week, stating in a press release that more than $4.9 million in highway improve- and subcontractors. ments are coming to downtown The Lovell Streets Project's Lovell. goal is to replace the 60-plus-year- The release states that work old water and sewer lines, fix the will begin Monday to remove the deteriorating driving surface of concrete median not only between Main Street and gain Americans Hampshire and Idaho but also be- with Disabilities Act compliance tween Oregon and Pennsylvania with sidewalks, Steed said. avenues on the east end of Main. "WyDOT and the Town of "The two inside lanes will be Lovell will actively take public in- closed to allow this (median strip) put daily and at the weekly pub- work to be done," WyDOT res- lic working meetings during this ident engineer Ben Steed said. project, including working with "These sections of median are be- businesses to maintain access," ing removed so traffic control can Steed said. "We understand this be set up to do the work on the project will bring disruption to east and west ends of the project, the normal atmosphere of Lovell, "Beginning Monday, April21, and we appreciate everyone's WyDOT and the Town of Lovell patience during this important are requesting residents to avoid project." parking on Lovell's Main Street The Lovell Streets Project is from Hampshire to Great West- a combined project between Wy- ern avenues and also from Penn- DOT and the Town of Lovell. It sylvania to Quebec avenues. This includes removal and replace- will aid the contractor in complet- ment of concrete pavement, curb ingits work." and gutter, sidewalks and as- Weekly public working meet- phalt pavement, as well as instal- ings will begin next week fol- lation of new water lines, sewer lowing this Wednesday's pre- lines and the irrigation drain pipe construction scheduling meeting on West Main. among WyDOT, the Town of The contract completion date Lovell, contractor Reiman Corp. is Oct. 31, 2014. Local churches celebrate the risen Lord Sunday BY DAVID PECK Christians in North Big Horn County will celebrate the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ this week with a variety of Holy Week services, culminating with Easter on Sunday, April 20. At St. John's Lutheran Church Rev. Christopher Brandt will lead a Maundy Thursday ser- vice April 17 at 7:30 p.m. and a Good Friday Tenebrae service at noon on April 18. Easter Sunday will feature a sunrise service at 7 a.m. at the church, followed by breakfast around 8, with the regular Eas- ter Sunday service held at 10:30 a.m., including communion. Lovell/Deaver United Meth- odist Church pastor Rev. Paula Morse will lead a Maundy Thurs- day service at 7 p.m. April 17 in the Bible Church in Lovell will Deaver and a Good Friday service celebrate with a baptism at the at 7 p.m. April 18 in Lovell. The" 9 a.m. service. There will be no Deaver church will host a sun- Sunday evening service on Eas- rise service on Easter Sunday at ter. The church celebrated Palm 7 a.m., followed by breakfast, and Sunday with a cantata on April breakfast will also be served at 13. the Lovell church at 9:30 a.m. pri- Other churches in town will or to the Easter Sunday service at celebrate with normal service 10:30 a.m. times on Sunday: the Assembly St. Joseph's Catholic Church of God Church at 10:30 a.m. and will hold Stations of the Cross at 6:30 p.m., and the Church of Je- 2 p.m. on Good Friday, followed sus Christ of Latter-day Saints by a Good Friday service at 3 at the following times for sacra- p.m. Easter Mass on Sunday will ment services: Lovell Fifth Ward be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Holy 8 a.m., Lovell First Ward at 9:45 Thursday services will be held at a.m., Lovell Second Ward 11:30 6 p.m. Thursday at St. Barbara's a.m., Lovell Third Ward 1:15 Church in Powell, and an Easter p.m., Lovell Fourth Ward 3 p.m., vigil will be held at St. Barbara's Cowley Second Ward 9 a.m., Cow- Saturday at 8 p.m. ley First Ward 11 a.m. and Byron On Easter Sunday, April 20, Ward 9:30 a.m. PATTI CARPENTER PHOTOS Jack Wardell (top left) dressed up in a Cat in the Hat costume during a special celebration of Dr. Seuss' 110th birthday held in the Lovell Elementary School Library on Wednesday, April 9. Wyoming Education Association President Kathy Vetter (center right) portrayed the Cat in the Hat character while students (left) Weston Crumrine and (right) Katie Jo Jones and (back) LES librarian Gwen Walker joined the fun by also portraying characters from a book written by Dr. Seuss. Adalee May and Avery Layne wore their hair in crazy styles to the event. BY PA'n'I CARPENTER Students at Lovell Elementary School were in for a treat when one of their favor- ite storybook characters, the "Cat in the Hat," paid a visit to their school on Wednesday, April 9. The Cat was there to honor its creator Dr. Seuss' 110th birthday. The Cat visited students after receiving numerous handwritten letters from them asking her to visit their school. The event, which is jointly sponsored by the Wyoming Education Association (WEA) and the Read Across America program, is de- signed to promote reading. The Cat, played by WEA president Kathy Vetter, made quite an impression on the students, visiting personal- ly with each grade level and putting on quite a show. Many of the students and staff members dressed for the occasion as characters from the famous children's book written and illustrat- ed by Theodor Geisel under the pen name Dr. Seuss. Some even participated in the perfor- mance. The book was first published in 1957 and remains a classic. The story centers on a tall anthropomorphic cat and a host of other crazy characters, which the children seem to thoroughly enjoy portraying. lllUl!l!l!lJlll!l![Itltllln The Lovell Chronicle, 234 E Main, Lovell, WY 82431 .Contact us at: 548-2217 .www.lovellchronicle.com