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CLE June 18, 2015 I The Lovell Chronicle 13 Lindsay brings old manuscript to life BY PATTI CARPENTER Lovell Elementary School kindergarten teach- er Lindsay Lindsay recent- ly self-published her first book entitled "Here Come the Clowns." Ironically, she wrote the book as a student at LES many years ago, as part of a class assignment. "I actually wrote the book when I was in fifth grade," explained Lindsay. "I wrote the book in Ann Hinckley's class and she is still here teaching at the school. We had a little com- petition in class to see who was the best author and I ended up winning a blue ribbon for the book." Lindsay decided to dust offthe old manuscript about five years ago after having it stored away for about 20 years. With the encourage- ment of her husband Chad, she approached her broth- er-in-law Kenneth Cutler of Rock Springs to create the illustrations for the book. "My brother-in-law is an amazing artist," she said. "He went through my pages and created an illustration to go with the descriptions on the pages." Lindsay said she loved the illustrations but got busy and put the project on the "back burner" again for a few more years. In the meantime she be- came a kindergarten teach- er and started an ambitious master's degree program in her spare time. One of the assignments in her pro- gram was to create an orig- inal story and present it PATTI CARPENTER Lovell Elementary School kindergarten teacher Lindsay Lindsay holds up a book she self-published entitled "Here Come the Clowns." with illustrations. Again, she dusted off the old man- uscript, which she sub- mitted, this time with the very professional looking il- lustrations created by her brother-in-law. "I put it all together and printed it out," said Lind- say. "I brought a copy into my classroom and my kin- dergarten kids just loved it. It was fun to watch them reading my book." The book got even more exposure when some of Lindsay's master's degree program classmates, who are teachers in Powell, used the book during a circus they held at their school. Lindsay said the book was so well-received by the children and her profes- sional peers that she decid- ed to self-publish about five hardcover copies, which she may use to find a publisher for the book. She said she is also considering the option of just publishing more on her own. "I only printed five be- cause I wanted to see what the book would look like," she said. "I just did it all my- self, at my own expense." Lindsay said, as a teach- er, she has found the book has many components that are compatible with how reading is taught in today's classrooms. "The book teaches fluen- cy, it teaches rhyming, pho- nemic awareness," she said. "That's something I can use in my classroom." Her former teacher, and now fellow teacher, Ann Hinckley said she is im- pressed with the book. "It's a simple story, but sometimes that turns out to be the best," she said. "I love it. I think it's awesome, col- orful and bright and appeal- ing from beginning to end." Hinckley said Lind- say always stood out as a student. "She was a good stu- dent and now she is a great teacher and I don't take a bit of credit for that. It's all her," she said. Cowley News Local family takes exciting tri,l) to New York City BY DRUE TEBBS-MEEK rine. Schuyler, Ann, Hunter, the streets there were peo- enjoyed each other's compa- 307-548-6901 The weather always just throws us for a loop. First, it's so hot that you have to start your air conditioners, then it rains in the after- noon, deluging the ground, flowers and lawns, then the wind blows and makes you want to start your furnace for an afternoon. Howev- er, the lawns and fields and flowers look so fresh and gor- geous that in the long run it just doesn't matter. This is the time that summer is here and we're all enjoying the weather, strange as it is. Lauren Hinckley, daughter or Schuyler and Ann Hinckley graduated from Lovell High School this spring, and her Aunt Mau- rine Hinckley Cole gave her a superb present for grad- uating with all her schol- arships and honors. It was a plane ticket to New York City. Lauren's Aunt Alex H. Cramer lives near there, so all the family decided to buy tickets and go along with Lauren and Mau- Lauren and Thomas, plus Frank and Karen Hinckley, all flew to New York togeth- er for a week. Alex came to New York from her home and they all toured the hot spots of New York. They went to the Soci- ety of Illustrators and saw Alex's late husband, Doug Cramer's, many medical il- lustrations and artwork, took pictures of the wall and took pictures of whatever they saw. They ate fine food, visited the Museum of Nat- ural History, went to the top of the Empire State Build- ing and saw the Statue of Liberty in all its glory. They also went to the One World Trade Center Tower, the Freedom Tower and saw the one tree that survived the attack by the terrorists. Ann and Schuyler showed me the pictures of the Freedom Tower and in certain light it glistened golden with an aura of beauty. They saw St. Patrick's Cathedral and on Memo- rial Day attended High Mass in the glorious build- ing. As they were walking ple dressed up as statues, such as the Statue of Lib- erty, or important people in our country. All of them rode the subway and I saw the pic- tures of the people and the dirt that kind of oozed out of the cab, but in the stations there were street perform- ers who danced, did acrobat- ics, sang with a guitar and one young man who was playing classical music on his portable piano. He was most talented. They all had their hats out for people to give them coins for their tal- ent. All this I witnessed on those miracle phones, which recorded the music, dance and acrobatics. It is a mar- vel to see. I felt like I was there with them and hav- ing all those wonderful ex- periences with them. It was amazing. They went for a ride on a ferry boat and saw El- lis Island and the Brooklyn Bridge, walked and ate at Sardies' and visited other wonderful places to buy ex- otic food. They stayed in ex- pensive motels and hotels, ny with love and affection and made happy memories. Schuyler told me the high point of the whole trip was to go to BB King's blues bar named "Lucille," after his guitar, which had the same name. It is situated on Times Square. I've prob- ably missed some of their experiences, as all of them talked and showed me pic- tures during a great half hour spent with the Hinck- ley family as they experi- enced a trip that all of us dream about. The group also went to Alex's home, ate, sang, played the piano, listened to great music and spread themselves all over her house, with cots and sleep- ing bags, but they didn't care as long as they were to- gether in laughter, love, eat- ing together, sleeping close to one another and loving each other. Thanks to the pictures I saw on their cam- eras and their excited talk about the trip. I took vicar- ious pleasure in seeing the Hinckleys together in an unforgettable gathering. LOVELL ROD & GUN CLUB 5 GUN ToP Monday, June 22. .22 Rifle, High Powered Shotgun, Pistol & Skeet Men's, Women's and Youth $30.00 includes food TRAP SHOOT Tuesday, June 23.6 $35.00 includes dinner $20 will be placed in the prize :j pot for distribution using the  "Lewis Scoring Method". $5.00 for guests ]:OR MORE INFORMATION FOR BOTH EVENTS OR TO PRE-REGIATER CALL 307-272-19S3 Tools Grills ec ty Knives '++ Knife & Tool Sharpeners Kinds of gSupplies Center LOVELL DRUG Senior Chatter Quilters honored for Mustang Days BY PHYLLIS BRONKEMA As Lovell's Mustang Days Celebration rapidly approaches, the North Big Horn Senior Center has a bright new idea. Rather than picking one or two in- dividuals to be VIPs in this year's parade, we have de- cided to honor the center's thriving quilting program. These caring people have produced innumerable quilts for our community and elsewhere for many years. A story about the group's ongoing efforts will be featured in next week's Lovell Chronicle. All active quilters from 2005-2015 will be honored on a float in the Mustang Days parade to be held on Byron News Saturday, June 27. Thus, the Center is requesting all those who have actively been a quilter at any time during the past 10 years and who would like to ride on the float to call the Cen- ter at 548-6556. On another note, the Senior Center has realized that it is time to refresh its pool of applicants for its oc- casional full-time employ- ment positions. No specific positions are actively open at this time, but, more than likely, there will be positions open in the fu- ture. If you are at all in- terested in working for the Center, you are invit- ed to stop in and fill out an application. Flock of flamingos invade BY PAMELA COZZENS HOPKINSON 307-272-8979 pamhopkinson@gmail.com With summer final- ly settling in, I took a spin around town to gawk at the beautiful yards and flow- ers early Monday morn- ing. When what to my eyes should appear but a lawn full of pink flamin- gos at Chris and Ludene Guenther's residence. By my quick count there were about 40 birds covering their yard. What a colorful sight. Upon further inves- tigation, it turns out the birds are available to any- one willing to donate to the FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America). The FBLA students from Rocky Mountain High School are fundraising to go to nation- als in Chicago. One can pay $30 and send the flamin- goes to a friend's yard or for $10 you can purchase in- surance against having the flamingo attack. According to Ludene, Trevan Lytle ordered the bird delivery. By the way, these flamin- gos are not the live tropical bird, but a pretty good plas- tic replica. I began to think about all of people who had plant- ed flowers, but my list got too long, as so many folks have planted or nurtured their perennials. Mary Jen- sen's daisies gave me en- couragement to plant a few. Linda NeVille, Savannah Nash and Karma Sanders have beautiful patches of peonies in full bloom. Wild yellow roses are also just beginning to blossom. I noticed our town guys are out planting the bar- rels along Main Street. Be- fore long, they will be look- ing good. Several have said they are going to miss the hanging baskets, but there are some who have hung baskets at places along Main Street to add some beauty to our town. when I saw the baskets Alan and Mary Bair have hung near their home, I thought they had decked out their rab- bit hutch pretty fancy, but alas, upon further check- ing, the rabbits have fled the coop and are nowhere to be seen. Amy Hessen- thaler planted color in the middle patch at the recre- ation center and we appre- ciate her donation of time and flowers. That spot looks beautiful. With threats of a thun- derstorm and mosquitoes blown in from earlier, the outdoor movie night sched- uled for Monday was moved to Thursday, June 18, on the recreation field at 8:30 p.m. Free fun and conces- sions will be available. There will be no flooding of the field for water fun until after Byron Days, but there will be an open gym bounce house on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. It seems with our lon- ger days, the nights are short and the birds begin chirping way too early. I heard someone say that as they have gotten older it takes longer to recover from a job than it does to do the job. Working outside will do that to you. Be sure and put Byron Days on your calendar. It is right around the corner July 6-11. If anyone is in- terested in helping with the family carnival call 272- 8979. We need help. ggfe|come to Hustang Days! We were here [or gou in the past. WJre her00 |or,o. now. 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