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May 31, 2012 I The Lovell Chronicle I 3 Something for everyone at this year's Film Fest BY PATTI CARPENTER The Hyart Film Fest is scheduled to take place Aug. 9-11 at the Hyart Theatre in Lovell. Organizer Jason Zeller said film buffs should expect a lot of va- rietY this year based on the entries he has received. "So far there are a lot of good entries," said Zeller. "Actually, we're having a hard time narrow- ing it down to a small enough number of films to show in the amount of time we have." The call of entries has officially ended and a committee is in the final stages of reviewing the 168 entries that were received this year. Zeller expects less than 20 percent to be selected for viewing by the public at the festival. This is the third year for the festival and Zeller expressed his amazement at how different the en- tries have been from year to year. "Last year we received a lot of animated film en- tries, this year not so many," explained Zeller. "Last year we received about 60 entries from film schools, this year only about three. So, don't expect it to be the same as last time, because it will be completely different. That's kind of the point of having a film festival." Already some of the films shown at the Hyart's previous film fests have gone on to win acclaim. Last year's horror category winner, "An Evening with my Comatose Mother," went on to win other contests and is now being made into a feature length film. A film called "The Desperate" from the first Hy- art Film Festival will be released as a feature length film in October of 2013. Zeller thanks the many volunteers who have helped make the previous film festivals a success and, of course, hopes that many will step forward and help again this year. "I'm really grateful for everyone who has helped make this possible, especially Sue Taylor at Lovell Inc., because honestly I couldn't do this without her," said Zeller. All of the films shown are "family-friendly," Zeller said. As in previous years there will be no "R" rated films, no "F" words and no nudity in any of the films shown at the festival. "Expect to be surprised. Expect it to be different than last year. Expect there to be something for ev- eryone," said Zeller. Motorcycles rally in Lovell for cancer run BY DAVID PECK A swarm of motorcycles will descent on Lovell Satur- day for the 16th annual Cancer Fun Run, a poker run to raise money for the Cody Cancer Support Group. Organized and promoted by Rick "Fly" Brod of Cody after he lost his wife to cancer, the run has grown over the years and reached record levels last year, when more than 500 bikes motored through Lovell, according to 4 Corners Bar owner Audrey Bay, who has supported the cancer run for many years. The run will begin with a signup and the drawing of the first card at Cassie's Supper Club in Cody at 10:30 a.m. Some riders may leave early, Bay said, but there will be a grand exodus at noon as riders head east, stopping at the Eagles Club in Powell, then at the 4 Corners in Lovell, peaking at around 2 p.m., she said. Bay said the 4 Corners will serve ribs and a variety of salads to the riders, who will then continue on to Burling- ton and Meeteetse before returning to Cody for free pizza. Riders pay $20 per hand for the poker run, picking up a card at each stop. The top prize is a half a beef, cut and wrapped, sec- ond prize is a $250 gift certificate from Cody Custom Cycle and third price is a $100 gift certificate from Bone Daddy's Custom Cycle in Red Lodge. There will also be lots of door prizes, Bay said. The first 200 riders who sign up will also receive a jacket patch at Cassie's. For more information call Fly at 587-9744 or send him an email at flyman53@msn.com. Go local ... ::::ii:ii,:il iiii :+ii:i+ii+i::iii:!:!,.!+:i::i: ...... j Advertise now on Wyoming's #1 rated Call 'small weeklYwebsiteneWspaper'... 548-2217 www.LovellChronicle.com Warren 'Tookie' Shidler Nov. 10, 1943- May 27, 2012 Warren Walter Shidler, 69, of Lovell died May 27, 2012, at North Big Horn Hospital due to complica- tions of Alzheimer's Dis- ease. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thurs- day, May 31, at Haskell Fu- neral Home in Lovell. Buri- al will take place at Willow Grove Cemetery in Buffalo on Friday, June 1. Warren "Tookie" Shidler was born Nov. 10, 1943, near Lovell to Fred and Edna Brightly. He joined older brothers Fred, Charlie and Leonard. The family later included his sisters Heidi (Sharon), Gale and Dale. His early years were spent at Gyp Creek and the Cowley area, where so many memories were made. His favorite was a caper with his brother Len- ny, involving a mud bog and dynamite. Somehow the Brightly Boys had become demolition experts, and dynamite was the tool of choice. Leonard came up with a plan to dy- namite a bentonite bog. He sent Tookie to crawl across the muck and set the dyna- mite. Then they set up the fuse, and hunkered down to watch. Just as things were heating up, they saw their father walking the trail toward the bog. In an instant, the bog dislodged and shot airborne. Tookie and Leonard stuck around long enough to watch the muck explode. They knew their father would be very unhappy about the shower he was going to get, so they took off before the muck could settle. Tookie and Leonard returned for supper, sure they would have a big plate of punishmen waiting for them. As Fred sat down to eat, he told the fami- ly about a meteor striking the bentonite bog that day. Somehow, that man never got a spot of mud on him, but he managed to make a whole new trail through the greaseweed in his hurried departure. When he was 7, Took- ie went to live with Earl and Janet Shidler on their ranch west of Cowley. Took- ie grew up helping Earl on the ranch. One of his fond- est memories was harness- ing the workhorses, Buck and Brownie. He was too little to harness them from the ground, so he impro- vised and used a milking stand to get the job done. Tookie loved to work the ground and make things grow, and he had a knack for irrigating. At 17, Tookie joined the army. He was stationed in Germany from 1960 to 1963. He loved the mili- tary, and like all things in his life, he found humor and fun in it. Wherever he went, Tookie always had a good time. He wanted to serve in Vietnam, but was never called up. When Tookie returned from Germany, he married Linda Beddes from Cowley. Eventually, they moved to Denver, and Tookie went to work as a welder in a metal fabrication shop. He honed his welding skill, and used it throughout his life. Took- ie and Linda later divorced. During the oil boom of the 70s, Tookie went to work on the rigs. Drilling paid well, and he was able to purchase a farm at the bottom of the Sand Hills southwest of Cowley. He loved the view it offered of the Pryors and Big Horns. Tookie married Joyce Scott in 1976. Benjamin joined them August 18, 1977, followed by Daniel October 13, 1978. Tookie loved his boys, and he gave them his sense of humor and his wisdom. In 1980, Tookie went to work on the rigs in Colom- bia, South America. The rainforest was a whole new experience for a guy from Wyoming. Tookie came to love the jungle and all its wonders. Colombia was a country of unrest, and Communist Guerillas invaded the rig compound, taking Tookie and his crew hostage. They were rounded up and held in a small area for several weeks. The Colombian gov- ernment eventually orga- nized paratroopers to fly in and retake the compound. Tookie said the worst part of the ordeal was the food. No supplies were allowed in, and by the end of it, the crew was pretty hungry. On July 4, 1984, Ruth was born to the family. Tookie called her his little firecracker. Shortly after- ward, the family moved back to the farm near Cowley. Eventually, his marriage to Joyce ended. Tookie married Sheila Morris Nov. 25, 1989. He adopted her son, Craig, in May 1990, and became a hero to one lucky little boy. Tookie worked con- struction and the oil rigs for many years, but health issues began to take a toll, and he. was hired by the Office Shop to do daily de- liveries. His health con- tinued to decline until he could no longer work, and he retired to work on his farm. He loved the out- doors and found peace in the landscape surrounding him. He was an avid trea- sure hunter and loved an adventure. Tookie was diagnosed with dementia in 2004, and later developed Alzheim- er's Disease. Through it all, Tookie kept his faith and loved his family. His sense of humor was end- less, and he passed it on to everyone he knew. Tookie was preced- ed in death by his par- ents. Survivors include his wife, Sheila; sons Ben- jamin (Jennifer) of Ther- mopolis, Dan (Bethany) of Evanston, Craig of Lovell; his daughter Ruth of Salt Lake; his granddaughter Hailey, who he waited pa- tiently foi,; his mother-in- law, Rita; his brothers, Fred, Charlie and Leon- ard; and his sisters Heidi, Gale and Dale; his dear friends Mel and Leah An- dren of Cody and Jim and Debbie Warner of Basin; and many, many friends and family who cared about him. Tookie will always be remembered for the laugh- ter he brought to their lives. Robbie Ann Hansen Dec. 12, 1953- May 20, 2012 Robbie Ann Hansen of Powell died unexpectedly on Sunday, May 20, 2012, at Powell Valley Healthcare. She was 58. Robbie was born Dec. 12, 1953, in Lovell to Tho- ra Ada Baldwin and Robert F. Hansen. She graduated from high school in Lovell, and on Jan. 20, 1973, Robbie and Rex Hilton were mar- ried in Powell. They lived in Casper and later divorced. Robbie then married Terry Clark on Nov. 24, 1989, in Lander. They later divorced. Robbie was a wife, moth- er and homemaker who en- joyed gardening, sewing, crafLs, music and her pets. She belonged to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Scott Hansen. Robbie is survived by her sons Chris (Annie) Hil- ton of Fort Gratiot, Mich., and Tom (Jamie) Hilton of Chubbuck, Idaho; daughters Jennifer (Stef) Holden of Es- condido, Calif., Elizabeth Clark of Escondido, Calif., and Rachel (Michael) Dalke of Powell; granddaughter Alice May Dalke, and sis- ter Terri (Loyd) Timmons of Powell. Funeral services were held Friday, May 25, at 2 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in Powell. Viewing was one hour prior to services at the church. Burial was in the Lovell Cemetery. Thompson Funeral Home has been in charge of arrangements and online condolences may be sent to the family at www.thomp- sonfuneral.net or to P.O. Box 807, Powell, WY 82435. Lovell Automotive 105 East Main, Lovell 307-254-6231 Saturday, June 2 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lovell Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. Raffling off 2 oil changes and 1 inside detailing. $1 a ticket or 6 for $5 Hot dogs, drinks and chips for sale throughout the day! Living Join us June 5, 2012 (the first Tuesday of every month) at the Lovell Community Center 1925 Highway 310, Lovell 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Lipid Profile ............ ;,,,.,,..,,,: :: (cholesterol, DL;  ! 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