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May 24, 2012 I The Lovell Chronicle I 15 "=" I Melynda Davison played the part of Annie Oakley at the wax museum held at Rocky Mountain Elementary School on May 18. Hannah Brown performed the part of Emily Dickinson at a wax museum held at RMES on May 18, while Dacy Thomas, dressed as Susan B. Anthony, observed. Alexander Hamilton was portrayed by Spencer Hedges at the wax museum event held at Rocky Mountain Elementary School on May 18. Fifth grade class wax museum brings history to life BY PATTI CARPENTER Amelia Erhardt, Annie Oakley, Alexander Hamil- ton, George Washington, Dolly Madison, Sacajawea, Susan B. Anthony and Em- ily Dickinson were some of the famous characters brought to life by Rocky Mountain Elementary School students at a sim- ulated wax museum per- formance that depicted in- fluential characters from American History. The wax museum was held on Friday, May 18 at RMES. In preparation for the event, students were asked to pick a person who lived from 1600s to the present day, who influenced the history of the nation. They also designed the costumes they wore during the pre- sentation and researched the character thoroughly before writing a speech for the project. Each student memo- rized and recited their speech about their charac- ter from history for those visiting the wax museum. Students dressed as their chosen character and pre- tended to be a wax figure. Those touring the museum pressed a special button taped to the floor, which brought the character to life. The student play- ing the role of the charac- ter would then speak, as if they were the character re- citing a history of their life. The public and fel- low students from the el- ementary school were in- vited to share the history lesson with the fifth grade students. The students also presented an artistic sketch of their character. S&R not eligible for state retirement BY KARLA POMEROY Also during the May 15 The Big Horn County meeting: commissioners, during their .The commissioners meeting May 15, heard a re- conducted a public hearing port back regarding provid- regarding a transfer of state ing state retirerat for the. lands for Aaron and Stacy search and rescte. Carol Willard reported that she read state statutes and checked with the Wyo- ming Retirement System and it appears that search and rescue volunteers are not eligible for the ben- efit. The only volunteers through the county eligible are firefighters. The commissioners said they would notify Sheriff Ken Blackburn and South Search and Rescue Captain Dan Anders that further re- search is needed on the is- sue. Workman. Lisa Reinhart from the State Land and In- vestment Office said during a teleconference call that the Workmans are current- ly grazing lessees and have some permanent structures on the state trust land. The Workmans are proposing to purchase 6.5 acres where their home sits. "We are advertising for comments on this sale," Re- inhart said. The property will be sold by auction and will start at the appraised val- ue. The grazing lease will have to be honored and a person would only be buy- ing the land, not the im- provements the Workmans have made. ........................ for them to go te .public auction:" she said. If the Workmans were outbid, the new )wn- er would have to pay Work- mans for the improvements at the appraised value or work out another arrange- ment with the Workmans. Comments are being ac- cepted for two weeks. The proposal is available at the county libraries and the county clerk's office. The county is working to secure an easement for the county road that runs through state land prior to the sale being completed. Cowboy Carnival this weekend The ninth annual Hy- attville Cowboy Carnival will be this Sunday, and will again benefit the Hy- attville Community Cen- ter and be filled with horse races, live entertainment, working dog trials, horse- shoes, live and silent auc- tions, kids' events, and a home cooked barbecue lunch. This year's carnival features a new event, the open showmanship sheep show starting at 11:30 a.m. on the main grounds. Contestants, depending on the number of entries, will be divided by age. Contestant entries are in- cluded in the gate fee ad- mission, and they must be registered by 10:30 that morning. The day will be- gin as usual with Cow- boy Church at 9 a.m. at the horse race track (air strip), followed directly by the sharp shooter competi- tion and race registration at 10 a.m. The horse, mule, bare- back, and chuck wagon races will begin between 10:30- 11 a.m. Registra- tion, available on race day, is $50. Admission is free. Calcuttas will pre- cede each race. For more information contact Dave Greer at 307-469-2336. The main gate at the Community Center and registration for the day's other events will open at 10:30 a.m., with a $10 en- try for adults, $5 for chil- dren or $25 for an imme- diate family. The gate .fee includes Casey Greer's barbecue lunch and is good for the rest of the day. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. and will in- clude beef, lamb, pork, and homemade pies served at 4 p.m. Contest pies must be delivered to the kitchen by noon to qualify for judg- ing. Also opening at 10:30 Sunday morning will be the book sale (with an all new selection), quilt show and photo displays. Doz- ens of handmade quilts from all over the Big Horn Basin will be on display in the main building. Contact Marylou Doyle for more quilt information at 307-469-2253. For more information about the photo contest log on to the website, www.hyattville. org. Kids will also en- joy pony rides and a pet- ting zoo at noon. A plant] craft sale, bingo, and si- lent auction will also start at noon. Children can reg- ister for the 2:30 p.m. BB gun shoot at the main gate. Guns will be provid- ed; children are asked not to bring their own BB gun. From 1:15 to 3:30 kids can take part in a scavenger hunt, fishing booth, BB gun shoot, milking Holly- wood the cow and greased pig wrestling. The Chaucey McMil- lan Memorial Sheep Dog Competition is slated for 1 p.m. on the main grounds and always draws a big crowd. Competitors bring their dogs from across Wyoming and Montana, and it features two classes -- one for ranch dogs who have never entered a sanc- tioned dog trial before and another for dogs who have previously competed. Entry fees are $35 per dog. Contact Jill Tharp at 307-469-2235 for more in- formation. Also at 1 p.m. are the cribbage and horseshoe tournaments. Cribbage contestants will need to bring a board and cards for one-on-one matches. Entry fee is $10 per per- son with a $100 pot and 90 percent payback. Rules will be discussed prior to the tournament. Popular local musician Roscoe Lee Snider and his band will provide live en- tertainment at 1 p.m., sponsored by American National Bank. The after- noon will end with the live auction by Gary Nash at 4:30 and a roundpen min- istry demonstration by James Scott at 5. The auc- tion will feature artwork, jewelry, a lobster dinner, specialty items and more. On the web: www.hy- attville.org Some people lass is half full We say it is 4 ounces of water in an 8 ounce glass, That's fair. That's accurate. That's unbiased. That's our commitment to you. To subscribe call (307) 548-2217