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www.LovellChronicle.com May 19, 2011 I The Lovell Chronicle I 3 Patching project begins between Greybull and Lovell A contract highway patching operation is under way between Lovell and Greybull on U.S. 310, according to Ben Steed, Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer in Basin. Frost Rock Products of Lovell is the prime contractor on the $1.89 million project. Three patches are scheduled between Greybull and Lovell on U.S. 310, and work started Monday, May 16. Highway patches are scheduled at mileposts 217.5, 226.5 and 231. "Drivers should expect minor traffic delays during this important maintenance work," Steed said. Work is also planned between Worland and Ten Sleep on U.S. 16 between May 20 and May 24 (mileposts 9.5 and 10.1), between Worland and Thermopolis on U.S. 20/Wyo- ming 789 between May 26 and May 31 (milepost 143.5), and between Thermopolis and Meeteetse on Wyoming 120 (milepost 37.5) on June 1-2. Between May 31 and June 10, work is scheduled on U.S. 26/287 near Dubois (milepost 64.5), U.S. 20/26 east of Shoshoni (milepost 91.5), Wyoming 789 between Land- er and Hudson (milepost 85.5), and Wyoming 28 south of Lander (milepost 58). Frost Rock Products of Lovell is the prime contractor on the District 5 contract highway patching project. The bid was awarded to Frost Rock Products this past November. Contract completion date is Sept. 30, 2011. North Big Horn Senior Center recognized for bus program BY BRAD DEVEREAUX The North Big Horn Senior Citizens Center was re- cently nominated as a finalist for the Wyoming Public Transit Association's Agency of the Year Award. Highlighting the center's bus and van transportation service, the WyDOT employee who nominated the center commended the operation that helps seniors take back their independence and get around the local area and be- yond. "The North Big Horn Senior Citizens Center has a very efficient staff," reads the nomination letter from a WyDOT employee. "Their reports are always on time and they have made a huge effort ensuring that they are reporting their monthly readership correctly." The senior center has seen an increase in ridership from riders under 60 in recent years. Year to date in 2011, the senior center's public ridership has been about 9 per- cent of their total trips, up from 4.8 percent in 2010 and 2.3 percent in 2009. Through aggressive fundraising, the center built a transit garage without any state or federal assistance. Center director Denise Andersen said the bus program at the center is doing well, and she would like to remind the public that the service is available to everyone, seniors or not. Drivers work limited hours, but they can transport residents anywhere in north Big Horn County for a small fee. She said residents should call the center in advance to set up a ride. Andersen said some of the vans are equipped to carry medical equipment and the center also offers a medivan that makes sral trips per week to Cody to bring patrons to appointment: She said the service is valuable to many seniors who have to travel to Cody for medical treatments and allows them to become independent instead of relying on family and friends for rides. Andersen said the drivers are the stars of the bus program and the rest of the staffhelps sup- port the operation. COURTESY PHOTO New Eagle Scouts Brandon Wolvington and Taylor Asay. Two achieve Eagle Scout honors An Eagle Court of Hon- or was held on Wednesday, April 27, to honor Bran- don Wolvington and Taylor Asay. Brandon Wolvington, son of Brad and Melissa Wolvington of Lovell, com- pleted his Eagle Scout Proj- ect in April of 2010. With a crew of helpers, he put up a fence around one of the base- ball fields at the new base- ball park. He also cleaned up the area around the new playground, put in the sand, and leveled it smooth, ready for kids to play. The helpers were mainly friends, family members and his scout troop 7. Isaac Mayes from the town played a major role. He lined everything up, had the needed equipment and was there to give instructions. Taylor Asay is the son of Julie and Paul Asay of Lovell. Taylor was requested to assist his church in com- pleting two projects for two widows who were debilitat- ed. He replaced fencing and created and planted a gar- den for one of the widows, and he built doors for two sheds for the other widow. He then painted and hung all of the doors and put locks on them. These projects took place in Hobbs, New Mex- ico over the period of two months in 2010. Lovell Education Foundation continues efforts In the past year, the Lovell Education Founda- tion has awarded more than $750 in educational grants to the Lovell schools. The edu- cational experience for stu- dents has been enhanced from kindergarten through the middle school, with books and programs by innovative teachers. The foundation also supports programs from the high school to the entire public school community in Lovell. "The Lovell Education Foundation appreciates the support we have received through the purchase of bricks to face the bell tower that graces the entry to the elementary school," board member Cliff Revelle said. "The foundation is looking forward to the time when our trust fund reaches the lev- el adequate to support our grants completely through the trusti Each brick pur- chased brings this closer to reality." The bell on the tower was formerly housed in the bell tower of the old school building. "The bell has called many of our mothers and fathers to school until the buildings were demolished to make way for new facilities," Rev- elle said. "The bell has an in- teresting history, and thanks to former principals, the bell will stand to memorial- ize those of the past, present and future generations who were educated in the Lovell schools." In addition, the foun- dation board has enclosed a time capsule that is to be opened in about 40 years, Revelle said. Citizens can .... become a part of this legacy with an engraved brick to complete the veneer and the trust fund for Lovell's youth. For more information, contact Jeff Pearson, Norm Opp or Revelle. Marchant seeks Kane stories for new book BY BOB RODRIGUEZ Persons who have sto- ries about their time in the former town of Kane and the surrounding area in Big Horn County can sub- mit them for inclusion in a forthcoming book by coun- try/western musician Bret Marchant, a Lovell native and son of pioneer stock. Karen Spragg, chair- man of the Lovell-Kane Area Museum Board of Directors, said that Marchant and his late mother, Jacqueline S. "Jackie" Marchant, began work on the historical rec- ollection some 10 years ago. She died in 2009, Bret and his morn researched an ex- tensive area including Crys- tal Creek, Hillsboro, Ionia and Crooked Creek. Written memories of Kane and environs can be sent to Bret Marchant at P.O. Box 530, Quartz Creek AZ 85142. Spragg said that proceeds from the sale of the book will go toward the planned museum. She also noted that two items need correction from a May 12 story in the Chron- icle. It inadvertently was reported by Bob Rodriguez that Kane was described as "Dust to mud and gone but not forgotten" by the daugh- ter of the late Bill Scott, who wrote a book about Kane, "Pioneers of the Big- horn." In fact, it was Scott who made the comment in his book. Additionally, Spragg said that, despite other ver- sions regarding what hap- pened to Kane, the town itself was never covered by water as stated in the May 12 article. "The water got up to the old railroad tracks," she said, "but not the town:" Lovell Cancer Support Group Meeting 7 pro, Thursday, May 19 Multi-purpose Room John Vipperman, PA-C from Frontier Oncology in Cody will present the program. Cancer Patients, Caregivers, Family Members, Survivors, Everyone is welcome. Gi II gorn '(0?ita(trkt NEW HORIZONS CARE CENTER 548-5200 * 1115 Lane 12 * Lovell, WY 82431 O00en 3riday, lay -6 Ro Elementary Sandy e have all you need for a hot meal or picnic! Il A Featuring ChesterFried and WondeRoast Chicken'. Open: 8 am - 8 pm Mon.-Sat. 9 am - 6 pm Sunday. 9 E. Main. Lovell MINCHOW'S FOOD COURT 353 E, Main Lovell 548-7979 OPEN 11 am - 9 prn Mon.-'rhurs. Fri. & Sat. 11 am - 10 pm Sunday 11 am - 8 pm C.elrPm 100% Beef Burgers RED EAGLE FOOD STORES12 ................ .............. ' GAS FOR LESS ' i:i, {ii ............... .... NORTH BIG HORN SENIOR CENTER 757 Great Western Ave., Lovell q M-F, 12 NOON TO 1:00 PM. 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