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2 I The Lovell Chronicle I July 17, 2014 Frost re-joins staff at NBHH BY PATTI CARPENTER Family Nurse Practi- tioner Shelby Frost hit the ground running this week as a new provider at the clinic at North Big Horn Hospital. Frost, who began seeing patients on Monday, saw seven during her first day on the job. If Frost looks familiar to patients, it's because she worked as a regis- tered nurse at the hospital through most of her nurs- ing career, a period of about nine years, before return- ing to school at the Univer- sity of Mary in Bismarck, N.D. to get her master's de- gree and to become certified as an FNP. Frost said as a nurse practitioner, she is special- ly trained to provide ser- vices throughout the con- tinuum of a patient's life. She said that period of time is literally from before birth through the aging process. She is also qualified to treat patients like other provid- ers at the clinic and can write prescriptions. Dr. Jay is acting as her "collaborat- ing physician" and she said he has been extremely help- ful to her already. "Since the physicians get way more training and experience than we get as nurse practitioners, I think it's really important for FNPs to maintain that good relationship with physi- cians," she said. The FNP training is similar to a physician's as- sistant. The primary dif- ference is in the type of degree earned prior to be- coming a PA or FNP. A Shelby Frost, MSN FNP specialized training on the job in this area. She said the hands-on training was invaluable and she looks forward to using much of what she learned through the program in Bismarck in her practice at the clinic in Lovell. In addition to women's health, Frost said she is in- terested in pediatrics, well- child services and mental health. Frost is originally from Kemmerer but has lived in Cowley since 2001. She said the support of her husband Stuart and her children al- lowed her to devote the last nurse practitioner becomes a nurse first before receiv- ing the additional train- ing to expand services as a practitioner, whereas a PA may have more of a sci- ence background. The FNP degree includes a master's degree in science of nurs- ing and in the state of Wy- oming is allowed to practice independently. Frost is particularly in- terested in women's health and said she was fortunate to spend a lot of clinic time during her studies at San- ford Women's Clinic in Bis- marck. She said since the clinic provides a wide va- riety of services to women, including surgeries, births and various types of birth control like IUDs and Nor- plants, she was able to learn about all of these ar- eas during the time spent working there. She also trained in an emergency room all last summer and will be receiving even more 2 years to intense study that led to her certification as an FNP and obtaining her master's degree. "My husband was com- pletely 100 percent in sup- port of me during all of this," she said. "My children were just awesome, too." Frost has two grown stepchildren who live away from home and three chil- dren ages 14, 11 and 7 liv- !iiiiiii!ii!ii!!iiiiii!iiiiiii!ili!iiiiii!!iliiiiiiiiii!iiiiiiiiiiiil;ii ii ll ? ! I!  i! ! !i !!ii !ii!i!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!iiiiiii!iiiiiiii!i;iii i;i;  Peter Chidsey Peter Chidsey, 76, passed away on March 6, 2014, at the Powell Valley Care Center hospice unit. Memorial services will be held Friday, July 25, 2014, at 1 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, 308 Mountain View and Ave- nue E in Powell. Burial will be in the Crown Hill Cemetery. PHOTO COURTESY OF VW SUMMER INSTITUTE Tori Aiken of Lovell, left, and Isabela Farmer of Cheyenne work on their projects in an electronics class during the recent Summer High School Institute at the University of Wyoming. They were among more than 80 sophomores from 50 Wyoming school districts attending the annual institute that allows the students to explore their intellectual, social and creative interests. Other Lovell students attending the institute were Merril Beck and Shawn Mollett. Serving Northern Itd ig Horn County 9 3 years at the corner of Park & Shoshone, Lovell 307-548-7478 Reverend Jim Barth Lovell Worship 9 am ing at home. Caroline Lockhart tour set for Sunday sa,00 t.oug00 5 interviewed with other In 1914, Montana wom- Caroline Lockhart nev- -rfma hospitals in the area, she en won the right to vote, six erconsideredherselfasuf-I||,i#og//// is thrilled to work close to years before the passage of fragette, however, she was /HL_ home. the 19th Amendment. In an independent woman be- "I'm so happy to be honor of this centennial, the fore her time, Bighorn Can- Id    I/ here," she said. "I didn't Montana Historical Soci- yon Chief Interpreter Chris- I ;4.z-  / I1"-,,o: want to travel plus my ety has been hosting sever- ty Fleming said. She dove I W 9 I\\;\[ II [!" heart is here. Ireallylove al programs based on Mon- into the Boston Harbor in ]i " "ll the people here and the tana women's history in a diving suite, jumped out L support I have received 2014. of building into a firemen's working here." The Bighorn Canyon net and traveled out west by , .,,.,, xlll The community is invit- National Recreation Area is herself all to get a good slu- ed to meet Frost at a special joining Montana in celebrat- ry. Ranger Fleming will give reception hosted by NBHH on Tuesday, July 29, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the hospital lobby. New mobile medical unit hits the road PATTI CARPENTER A brand new mobile medical unit was purchased with grant funds for use by North Big Horn County Hospital. The unit, which made its debut this week, will offer convenient access to services on location like sports physicals, flu shots and other services. the hospital. It was also showcased in the Byron Days parade. Toner said special an- nouncements will be made in advance prior to the unit visiting a particular community. The first events will take place on July 23 in Denver and Burlington, where sports physicals for high school athletes will be made available in the van. Toner said the idea is to save individuals a trip to BY PATTI CARPENTER A brand new mobile medical unit will soon be visiting communities in Big Horn County, provid- ing convenient services to members of some of the less populated communi- ties in the area. During events that will be sched- uled in advance, sports physicals, flu shots and other services will be made available through the van. Chief of Nursing Tina Toner said the staff is an- ticipating many uses for the unit, which looks like a big white camper but is specially equipped with a special lift for wheelchair bound patients, a waiting room and an exam room. The unit, which cost $168,820, was purchased entirely with grant funds through a Wyoming Prima- ry Care Association grant from the Wyoming Office of Rural Health. Most of the supplies and costs will be paid for during the first three years of use, through the grant. The unit made its de- but this week with a spe- cial showing on Friday at the clinic by bringing these routine services directly to their community. The unit will also be available to plants in the area to provide on- site services like special screenings and physi- cals required for industri- al workers. Depending on the service being offered, the unit will sometimes be manned with a medi- cal provider from the clin- ic; at other times it will be manned by a nurse. ing this important anniver- sary year with a tour of the Caroline Lockhart Ranch on Sunday, July 20. Partic- ipants should meet at the gate of the Lockhart Ranch at 1 p.m. to begin the tour. a tour of the ranch as well as go into detail on Lock- hart's life as an independent woman. For more informa- tion contact Fleming at 548-5406. Volunteer trail work on July 23 How would you like to make a difference in a Na- tional Park? There is a vol- unteer opportunity at Big- horn Canyon National Recreation Area on Wednes- day, July 23, which will be led by Jennifer Schneider. '%Ve are looking for vol- unteers to help with trail improvements on the Upper Layout Creek Trail, which is located near the historic Ewing-Snell Ranch," Chief of Interpretation Chris- ty Fleming said. "This trail runs along the Layout Creek Canyon past a wa- terfall to the Layout Creek springs. The trail work will consist of two feet of brush removal to widen a 50-foot stretch of path through an overgrown area. There will also be surface grading and the creation of switchbacks on steeper slopes of the trail to help create a safer walk- ing surface for hikers." The project was written to include a Wyoming Con- servation Carp crew that will be staying in the park for a 10-day period working on this and other projects at Bighorn Canyon. The cur- rent local Youth Conserva- tion Carp employees hired on at Bighorn Canyon will get the opportunity to work with this college crew and glean hands-on experience acquiring the skills to create sustainable trails that will cause little to no erosion to the steep mountain slopes. Contact Schneider or Fleming at the Lovell Vis- itor Center at 548-5406 to take advantage of this vol- unteer opportunity. Orga- nizers hope to have a head count by July 21 to help plan for the day. Volunteers should plan to meet at the Visitor Center at 8 a.m. on July 23. They should have good sturdy shoes, work gloves, water, snacks and a lunch. Th00B,bl00Ch.00] Worship Service Prayer 7 pm| 9:00 am Rev. Kurt McNabb[ / Sunday School 10:30 am 56 E. Main l Bible Lesson Lovell l 6 pm J St. Joseph's Catholic Church 1141 Shoshone Ave., Lovell Sacrifice of the Mass Sunday - 11:30 am Thursday - 12 noon Reverend Glenn Whewell Louell flssemblg of God Church 310 Idaho flue., Louell Services Sunday School -- 9:45 am Morning Worship -- 10:50 am Sunday Night -- 6:30 pm Wed. Bible Study -- 7 pm Rev. Dan Jarvis 548-7105 5th & Montana, 548-7127 Rev. Christopher Brandt 9:00 am Worship Service 10:15 am Bible Study and Sunday School The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod Keep your feet nice and neat! Services offered f' Facial. Pedicure Manicure Hair Massage Waxing 240 1/2 East Main (alley), Lovell 548-24; TWO Week Polish Open Monday - Saturday 9 am - 5 pm [WAIII | Ill00l00lllJ, - oo00to00!? ....... F I Adults '7, Seniors '5, College students wilD =5, Children (3-11) $4 I Mat nees Adu ts 5, Ch dren 4 www.ValiTwinCinema.corn PLANES: Fire & Rescue Dawn of the Starts Fri., July 18" PG Planet of the Apes Sun-Thurs: 7:15 pm Fd. & Sat, 7:15 pm. & 9:30 p m Starts Fri., July 18, PG-13 Matinee - Sat & Sun 3:15 pm Sun:Thurs: 7:00 pm Fd & Sat, 7:00 & 9:15 pm Matinee - Sat. & Sun 3:00 pm Concession open to public during theater hours. 00--754-513 3 $ho00imeg:3Opm Ttmmm i OrDark SHOWING July 18-21 Friday- Monday Maleficent ..=..,..,,so_.,..,, Come as your best Maleficent! Rated PG 548"7021www.hyarttheater.com GODZILLA Rated PG-13 123 min. Thursday, July 17, 7 pm Friday, July 18, 7 pm Saturday, July 19 3&7pm Coming soon: The Fault in Our Stars, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Transformers: Age of Extinction Special thanks for the generous donation to the Hyart Digital Conversion to Level/Drug, Miller's Fabrication, Bairco, Bank of Lovell, GK Construction and Midway Motors.