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8 I The Lovell Chronicle I June 11, 2015 BY DAVID PECK Thursday night's Na- tional Cancer Survivors Day ice cream social at the Lovell Downtown Mural Park was a strong success, North Big Horn Marketing Director Janet Koritnik said this week. Nationally, the event is scheduled for the first Sunday in June, and for a few years Lovell's, spon- sored by North Big Horn Hospital, was held on a Saturday, but in recent years a weeknight has been scheduled, with at- tendance often rising or falling depending on the weather. "This was a very good turnout," Koritnik said. "Probably 25 to 30 people came out." The first Cancer Sur- vivor's Day event in Lovell was held in June of 2005, making this year's ice cream social the 10th an- niversary of the event to "celebrate life," Koritnik noted. In recent years, it DAVID PECK North Big Horn Hospital Marketing Director Janet Koritnik puts the finishing touches on a dish of ice cream for Calvin Thompson as wife Parthena looks over written material and Karen Koritnik assists during the National Cancer Survivors Day ice cream social at the Lovell Downtown Mural Park Thursday night. has been coordinated with the annual Relay for Life event sponsored by the American Cancer Society and local coordinators. Relay For Life Com- munity Manager Andi Buckley of Billings joined Janet and daughter Kar- en Koritnik for Thursday's ice cream social, pass- ing out information about this year's relay, which is scheduled for Aug. 14 and will likely take a different form than previous years. A meeting is scheduled for tonight (Thursday) at 6 p.m. at Minchow's Food Court to discuss the relay. Koritnik said NBHH uses the National Can- cer Survivors Day event to publicize the hospi- PECK Relay for Life Community Manager An ii:,:Buckley takes information from Caroline Boltz during the National Cancer Survivors Day ice cream social. A Relay for Life meeting will be held tonight (Thursday) at 6 p.m. at Minchow's Food Court. tal's cancer support group, which meets on the third Thursday of every month, September through May, at 7 p.m. in the New Hori- zon Care Center multi-pur- pose room. She noted that every- one is welcome to attend the cancer support group including patients, fam- ilies, survivors and com- munity members - anyone with an interest. For more inforation, call Koritnik at 548-5240. + BY DAVID PECK The lineup is set for the sixth annual Hyart Film Festival, which will take place next week in Lovell. Festival director Jason Zeller said the festival will be held June 18-20 at the historic Hyart Theatre and will feature a science fiction night and the best of the an- imated films from the fes- tival, plus some past favor- ites, a full-length feature film and the sequel to last year's award-winning "Ab- saroka" filmed in Northwest Wyoming. Films have already been pre-judged, but festival at- tendees will still vote for the annual People's Choice Award. "People always asked after the fact who won, and we never knew, but now we can tell you," Zeller said. There is no horror cat- egory this year, Zeller said, but a new genre has been added: historical film, and he said the three histori- cal films - one Friday night and two on Saturday night - have already received high marks from judging. "I have the rankings back from one of the judg- es, and one of the historical films received 4 stars, the other two five stars," Zeller said. Early results show two films receiving five stars on both Friday night and Sat- urday night, with two oth- ers receiving 4 stars each night. There is a 4 -star film on Thursday night, plus a four-star film. "We have a pretty good distribution of quality over the three nights," Zeller said. Each session will run just about two hours, he said. Sessions begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, plus the animat- ed session Saturday at 3 p.m. Here's a look at this year's lineup: Thursday, June 18, is Y Sci-Fi Night, featuring two short films plus the full- length feature "RZ-9" - the first feature length film to be shown at the festival. "RZ-9" is the full-length version of last year's short "2020" that won the award for the best science fiction film at the 2014 Hyart Film Festival. "RZ-9" stars former Lovell resident and LHS graduate Ethan McDow- ell, and Zeller said McDow- ell plans to attend the festi- val Thursday night. He will be available after the film to visit and answer questions. According to a synopsis on the Internet Movie Data Base, "RZ-9" is about "a com- puter scientist and a drone pilot put on a hit list due to his religious beliefs. He and his sister are pursued by su- per soldiers called Erasers," who are tasked with captur- ing the duo dead or alive. Also being shown Thursday are the short films "Phoenix" and "Schnitzel." "I really liked 'RZ-9,' but 'Schnitzel' is a really funny sci-fi," Zeller said. "It's about a space alien who comes to earth and gets stuck in a schnitzel." As for Friday night, Zeller said he loves the film "Green Gold," a "comedic mockumentary" about "the other reason we went to war in Iraq in 1992." The film uses historical footage from that time pe- riod to make it seem realis- tic, he said, adding, "I just found it hilarious." The final film of the Fri- day session is "I am Sami," another film about Iraq and the relationship between a soldier and a young boy. The soldier has to arrest the boy's father and the boy has a choice to make, retain his friendship with the Ameri- cans or turn the other way and declare the Americans the enemy. Zeller said some "big names" show up on Friday night in the films including Christopher Lloyd of "Back to the Future" fame and Kathryn Morris from the "Cold Case" TV series, in "The Coin." Saturday afternoon's session includes the best of the animated films includ- ing Zeller's own "Greetings" about spacemen arriving on earth and encountering a snowman and the popular "Escape of the Gingerbread Man." Also being shown that afternoon are the best action comedy from the 2010 festival, "Liam and Ben," about two boys trying to rid the world of vegetables, the 2011 People's Choice win- ner "Buon Giorno Sayonara" about an Italian man and a Japanese woman who spend the afternoon together even though they cannot speak each other's language and the 2013 People's Choice winner "Incident at Public School 173" about a school cafeteria food fight. Saturday night's line- up includes the world pre- miere of the historical film "Iron Dream" about the French Revolution and "A Good Story," a film about a woman who wants to pur- chase a vase and must tell the shop owner a story in or- der to obtain the vase. Also being shown is "With Best Regards," a comedy about a woman trying to meet a man by leaving a note on his windshield. The final film of the fes- tival is the sequel to last year's People's Choice win- ner "Absaroka" entitled "Ab- saroka Sins," again featur- ing some Big Horn Basin actors including writer/di- rector Patrick Mignano, a part-time Cody resident, and Clay Gibbons of Worland. "Absaroka Sins was filmed in the Cody area with one of the most expen- sive cameras money can buy, and the shots show it," Zeller said. "It is a visually stunning film." See the full lineup of films on an insert in this week's Lovell Chronicle. BIG HORN LAKE serve as a protective barri- er. Said Keil, "It protects the harbor area from big drift- wood and helps break up waves." He also reminded boaters that the speed limit inside the log boom is 5 mph. Regarding the lake level, Keil continued that because of the high inflows leading to a full lake, what's known as the "exclusive flood pool" has come into play. It is con- trolled by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, he said, and because the level of wa- ter has surpassed an eleva- tion of 3,640 feet, the Corps' orders on water releases will have to be followed by BOR. For boater safety, NPS said this week that "Fish- ing is really great, although lots of driftwood is reported from Horseshoe Bend to Day Board 15. The debris starts to dissipate from Day Board 14 to 6 and it's pretty clear up to the dam from 6." Addi- tionally, Keil urged boaters to watch for debris. NEW FEES AND PROGRAMS tn another matter in- volving the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, as of June 1 campground fees at Bighorn Canyon utility sites were increased and the National Park Service also began charging campground fees at sites without utili- ties "in order to fund import- ant maintenance and im- provement projects within the park. Four campgrounds in the canyon will be affect- ed: Horseshoe Bend Camp- ground will charge $20 per night for sites with utilities and $10 for sites without. A $10 per night fee will be charged at Trail Creek, Af- terbay and Grapevine Creek campgrounds. "This modification in campground fees will allow us to continu e to protect, preserve and share the spe- cial places here at Bighorn continued from page one Canyon with current Visi- tors and future generations," said Bighorn Canyon Super- intendent John Bundy. "Af- ter carefully considering the impact of a campground fee modification on visitors and community members, we came to the conclusion that this is the right course of ac- tion to improve campground facilities and services." Commenting on the new camping charges, NPS said, "Entrance fees collected at the canyon have supported a wide range of projects that improve the park and visitor experiences, including re- habilitating trails, historic restoration at the ranches, habitat restoration, devel- oping and installing exhib- its in visitor centers, im- proving park water systems and providing ranger-led programs. Additional reve- nue from the campground fee modification will be used to improve the campsites in the park. Bighorn Canyon hopes to start improvements at Afterbay Campground in 2017." Additionally, NPS an- nounced a number of pro- grams for the public. This month they include two free presentations, all at 8 p.m. at the Horseshoe Bend am- phitheater. On Friday, June 12, Ranger Patrick Moen will speak on "Fire From Its Earliest Use to the Pres- ent Times" and on Satur- day, June 13, Ranger Shawn Williams will present a pro- gram on mountain men. Other presentations will be announced. A kayak instruction pro- gram at the lake is sched- uled for persons at least 12 years old. The dates will be at the end of June through mid-August on every other Saturday. Reservations are needed to participate and soon there will be an an- nouncement with specific data. The Horseshoe Bend Ma- rina will host several "Full Moon" parties this summer with live music and food and drink specials. These pro- grams are free to the public. Events are planned for July 3 and 31, Aug. 29 and Sept. 4. Details will be announced. NPS reiterated that "All the boat ramps are open, and the public docks are in at Barry's Landing, Horse- shoe Bend and Ok-A-Beh. The dock and the floating comfort station are in at Day Board 9. The floating com- fort stations are available at Box Canyon and Dryhead Creek. All the campgrounds are open. Utility sites and the dump-and-fill station at Horseshoe Bend is open, as well as the fish cleaning sta- tions. All hiking trails are open. The docks and comfort station will be reinstalled at Black Canyon and Medicine Creek later this summer." Ok-A-Beh Marina is open daily from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. with full concessions and a store and is the sole place to buy fuel on the lake. The marina will have pon- toon boat rentals available this summer and jet skis might be available later this summer. For more informa- tion phone (406) 679-5339. The Horseshoe Bend Mari- na is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Boat tours are offered daily at 10 a.m. and at 2 p.m. with Fri- day and Saturday evening tours starting at 6:30. For more information, phone Hidden Treasure Charters at (307) 899-1401. For current lake con- ditions or help planning 'an outing, visit the Cal S. Tag- gart Bighorn Canyon Visitor Center in Lovell or phone (307) 548-5406. us Please return A.S.A.P. I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I Name of entry: Contact person: Address: Mustang Days Parade, June 27, 2015 Phone number: I I I I I I I I I I Categories: Musical Float Transportation CI Band/Dance Q Vehicles ~1 Non-profit El Livestock Q Political Brief description for announcers: Total length of entry: car, picktip or smallerI horse and wagon or buggy pickup w/trailer I number of horses in groupsemi-truck w/trailer I I Novel~/Float I Commercial/Business I Q Club/Class reunion Thank you for I your participation in I our celebration! I I Please return by June 19. I Big Horn Federal I P.O. Box 218 I Lovell, WY 82431 I 307-548-2703 I Fax: 307-548-6481 I n m m n m mm mmm m m m m n m m m m m mmm m mn ms m m mJ selfie or to enter our Face Contest. Send your funny jpg photo along with your name & phone number and the names and phone numbers of individuals in the photo to lc.funnyfaceconte aiLcom by noon on Thursday, June 18, to be eligible forfun prizes! Vote for your favorite Funny Face finalist at particip ing businesses during Mustang Days week. Picture may not depict any illegal activity, Violence or nudity, Any persons depicted in the photo must be made .aware that their likeness will be used in a-contest and be publicly displayed. Thanks to our current sponsors: Greenhouse Gardens, Love# Bugdi Center, Queen Bee Gardens, CK Hardware, North Big Horn Senior Center and The Brandin" Iron