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8 J The Lovell Chronicle J July 28, 2011 www. LovellCh ronicle.com The Old White Church on Main Street in Lovell and an early downtown street scene are two of the quilt panels to be included in the historical quilt being raffled as part of the fall fundraisers for the Lovell-Kane Area Museum. The Lovell-Kane Area Museum Board will be holding a fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Lovell Community Center for the future museum. A concert will be held featuring Bret Marchant, singer and songwriter. His specialty is ballads and songs about the local old- timers and the area. He will have CD's for sale and all proceeds will go to the museum. The book written by Bill Scott, "Pioneers of the Big Horn," is being reprinted. Daughter Wilma Scott Terrell will be at the fundraiser to autograph the books. The photos that are in the book came from her photo album; she helped her dad put the book together. There will be a dinner of pulled pork, baked beans, coleslaw, dessert and drinks. 200 tickets have been printed. A raffle will be held for a quilt with old photos of Lovell, Kane, Hillsboro, the ML Ranch and many others. A knife made by Wayne Spragg will also be raffled. Tickets for the dinner and raffle are available from any board member. There will be a silent auction throughout the evening. Anyone wishing to donate to the silent auction, or if anyone has an old photo they would like to see on the quilt, may also contact a board member. There is room for three more photos on the quilt. Board members with tickets are: Karen Spragg, 548-7212; Rich Fink, 548- 2965; Peg Snell, 548-2107; Jeff Pearson, 548-6692; Sharon Cornwall, 548- 7642; Betty Hubbell, 548- 2655. Also on the board are Cindy Norum and Christy Fleming. The museum board was formed in February and is working to establish non-profit status, though the organization is incorporated. The board is working to obtain a building and is looking at facilities and/ or possible plans to build a new structure. Karen Spragg and Fink stressed that all of the proceeds from the fundraisers will go directly to the museum building fund, with the board operating off a $10,000 allocation from the Town of Lovell. Citizens are welcome to become a member of the Lovell-Kane Area Museum organization for $10 per year. The group meets the third Tuesday of each month at the Lovell Fire Hall at 7 p.m. TRAGEDY Continued from page 1 A visitor center employee contacted the Lovell Dispatch Center, which made radio contact with Ranger David Baker and also dispatched Big Horn County Sheriffs Dep- uty Jeff Angell to the scene. Meanwhile, a member of the field school picked up Finn and met up with Baker near the NPS con- tact station at the turnoff to Horseshoe Bend. The officers administered a field sobri- ety test, then arrested Finn for DUI and transported him to the annex in Lovell where an intoximeter test was adminis: from the field school. After a followup investigation, Kissner reported Monday that Finn was cited for DUI, driving a vehicle with a breath alcohol concentration of .08 or greater, unsafe op- eration of a vehicle/failure to maintain con- trol, destruction of natural resources and moving a vehicle from an accident scene. Finn will appear before a U.S. Magis- trate Judge in Lander to answer the charg- es. Bighorn Canyon NRA reminds drivers to be aware of horses, deer, bighorn sheep tered and Finn allegedly blew levels of.093 and other wildlife on and near park roads and .096, both over the legal limit, and was and to use caution when driving in the cited for DUI, then released to a third party park. DILLON Continued from page I yearling son Kapitan - also a dark bay - off the west side of the highway a few yards north of Admiral. "This is the first time it's happened in the history of that highway- it's a com- monly asked question," Dil- lon said. "They do know how to get off the highway, but obviously not when some- body is going that fast. "Admiral was one of my favorite stallions. This has really been hard." Admiral was a true Wy- oming wild mustang, born at Crooked Creek Bay and living his life in the area, Dillon said. He was the son of the black stallion Sam, who lived for many years in the Crooked Creek area. A young stallion, Admi- ral got his harem in 2006, displacing another harem stallion, Sitting Bull, and taking two mares, his own mother, Hightail, and his "real" mare, Seneca. "I feel for her (High- tail)," Dillon said. "She lost Sam last year and now Ad- miral. "We saw the two mares Sunday around Crooked Creek Bay, about a mile away from Sitting Bull. I'm hoping they will meet up with him and come back. It will be interesting to see if they get back with him. I hate to think of Crooked Creek Bay without hors- es. Since the 1940s peo- ple have seen horses at Crooked Creek. That's why I hope they get together with Sitting Bull because he used to live there." Dillon noted that, al- though he was a young stallion, Admiral does have a living offspring - the 2-year-old stallion Jesse James, a bachelor stallion he called a "striking horse with a T-shaped blaze." A red bay, Jesse James can be seen often in Mustang Flats to the north. "He'll have a big bur- den to carry on his dad's legacy," Dillon said. There are around 30 wild horses along the Transpark Highway, he said. "It's been a really good year for seeing horses on the Dryhead," Dillon added. And having watched Admiral grow up from a colt, Dillon was still dealing with the emotions of losing a friend Monday. "It has been really hard dealing with this one," he said. "Horses die all the time, but this isn't natural. It was totally out of the blue. It wasn't the horses' fault at all, and it could have been prevented. He was a young stallion, just getting his life going. "A lot of people from all over know Admiral. He was special to a lot of visi- tors from around the world. Sometimes his band is the only horses people see. He was really fun to watch. He was a fun stallion. "A lot of people are pret- ty affected by this, too." Extension office closed Big Horn County Ex- tension office will be closed during fair, Monday - Fri- day Aug. 1-5. I' l! Sponsored by Appaloosa Broadcasting, Basin Pharmacy, Big Horn REA, Big Horn BHC Prevention Alliance, Canyon View Excavation, Ron's Food Farm Security State Bank. Food vendors, merchandise vendors, free stage & air playground. Go to bighorncountyfair.org for complete schedule: Look for an insert/flyer in today's edition. on Facebook too! 1 Tracey was injuredin a work-related accident at American L, Colloid ti on July4. Enjoy Love//Firemen's delicious Rib Dinner at the Fire Hall Friday August 5 5 and 6 pm (according to purchased ticket) Get your tickets at the American Colloid Company office or at the Fire Department. Get your car clean and ! help Trey turdc July30 ! lOam - 2 pm ! at the MainStreetCarWashin Lovell. !i You may make a monetary donation to Tracey and his family at Big Horn Federal Bank in Lovell. Events sponsored by the employees of American Colloid k