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www.LovellChronicle,com July 29, 2010 I The Lovell Chronicle I 15 International music arrives in Basin Tuesday BY KARLA POMEROY We make jokes and play to With the melodrama our audience," she said. postponed again this year, Martin said her favor- the Basin City Arts Center ite instrument is the sitar, is still bringing some en- which she has studied since tertainment to Basin dur- an early age. O'Tuama has ing Big Horn County Fair said his favorite instrument Week. On Tuesday, Four is his voice, Martin said. "He Shillings Short, the hus- loves singing. His mother band and wife duo of Aodh tells stories about the family Og O'Tuama of Cork, Ire- going on long hikes and the land, and Christy Martin of only thing that would keep San Diego, will perform at them going was that he kept 7 p.m. singing," she said. The duo blend music "We play all over the of India, Ireland, Scotland, country and we love play- Medieval and Renaissance ing to smaller communities," Europe, the Americas, Martin said about the oppor- Blues, Folk and Original tunity to come to Basin. "We compositions. The duo play get a chance to connect with 30 different instruments the people." She said it's also from around the world, an opportunity to share their Martin said in a telephone love of music and provide live interview this week. "It's a music to areas that don't get living museum," she said. many opportunities. O'Tuama performs on "Live music just isn't a vocals, tinwhistle, wood- part of life anymore," Mar- winds, spoons and the tin said, lamenting on the doumbek. Martin performs fact that as they travel they on vocals, hammered dul- rarely see bands in local pa- cimer, mandolin, mandola, rades. bodhr a, sitar and banjo. "It's part of being hu- Martin said their shows man. People don't realize are educational as well as that music is a visceral and entertaining. They discuss important part of life. It's an the history of each instru- important part of,church- ment they play. the song worship," Martin "We provide a history of said. music and share an appre- Tickets, available at the ciation of music in a much door starting at 6:30 p.m., deeper way (than many mu- are $10 for adults, $7 for se- sical concerts). But we do it niors and $5 for children 12 in a very entertaining way. and under. Four Shillings Short, Aodh Og O'ruam and Christy Martin, will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Basin City Arts Center. missioners insurance BY KARLA POMEROY The Big Horn County commissioners approved three simple subdivisions and entered into an agree- ment with a new health in- surance consultant at last Tuesday's regular meeting. The subdivisions ap- proved were: Property owned by Clara Urbahn, splitting a 30:ae~ iY~ircel inT0-tW0 lots approximately 8.34 acres and 22.7 acres. Each pro- posed lot has an existing house. Property owned by Trapper Lodge Ranch LLC, subdividing a 2.7-acre par- cel into two lots, 1.15 acres and 1.55 acres. Each pro- posed lot has an existing house. Property owned by Brent and Darlene Moncur, dividing 308 acres into two lots of 31.78 acres and 16.76 try and get the project corn- with GDA for generalized acres with the rest exempt, pleted, planning. according to Land Planner The inspection of the Approved a transfer Jim Waller. airport water tank was of title for a 1998 Camaro The commissioners up- completed with pinholes DARE car that the Sheriffs proved a contract with Cov- noted in the epoxy surface. Office is selling to obtain a enant Insurance Group and It would take about three "more feasible car" for use Bob Decker to be the coun- weeks to drain, repair and by the Sheriffs Office. ty's new insurance consul- refill the tank, leaving B&G Approved hiring Ter- tant, replacing Tom Davis Industries without fire sup- ry Triplett as the new main- of Worland. Decker recom- pression water during that tenance employee. mended that the county time. A retirement party for -move forward with seeking Bridges said he should Jim Raffl will be from noon bids for the county's health be able to advertise for bids to 6 p.m. Aug. 6. insurance, seeking several on the Washington Park re- Approved the annual options including continu- stroom project in Basin with- fair board resolution allow- ing with the self-insured in the next week or two.ing the board access of up to plan. In other business, the 50 percent of its annual mill Under the engineer's commissioners: levy funds to help cover fair report, Willie Bridges re- Approved a contractexpenses. ported on several projects. He said the county is mak- ing progress on Road 52 off of Cold Springs Road. It R I'(/{d was discussed to concen- itagih ric trate efforts with north and south crews for one week to Fridays 4:30- 6 pm Queen Bee parking tot Questions? 548-6707 9 Has four elected positions open in the November 2, 2010 election: 2 At-Large Trustees 1 Byron-Cowley Trustee 1 Deaver-Frannie Trustee The filing period is August 4-23, 2010. Applications are available from Cindy Werner at North Big Horn Hospital or the Big Horn County Clerk's office in Basin. BY BRAD DEVEREAUX The Big Horn County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees passed a budget with $11,071,442 appropri- ated for the general fund for the fiscal year 2010-11 at their yearly budget meeting held Wednesday, July The budget, which was published in the Lovell Chronicle on July 15, in- cludes estimated cash plus revenues in the general fund of $9,124,142 for the year. An estimated tax require- ment of $1,947,300 brings the general fund appropria- tions to $11,071,442. Special revenue, which includes an ARRA grant and other grants, is appro- priated at $1,822,622. Major maintenance, which is funded by the School Facilities Commis- sion and includes projects such as the LHS gym park- ing lot resurfacing and a new roof on the central office, is budgeted at $1,143,731 for the fiscal year. Capital projects, which are also funded by the SFC, are budgeted at $1,682,315 for the FY. Food service, which is not funded by the state, get is set at $350,341 and in- cludes a cash carryover of $341. Business manager Lane Black-Partridge said the district would likely have to move some money from the general fund later in the year to cover some of the food service costs. She said school lunches are cur- rently priced too low for the program to be self-sustain- ing. The previous two years, the district received some funding for food service, but not this year. The pupil activity ac- count, which includes all undraising money earned by school clubs and teams, is estimated at $278,034, with a cash carryover of about $68,000. Black-Partridge said this year's budget is a tight one, and the district has had to make some line item cuts to be able to give raises to employees this year. The FY 09 actual rev- enues in the general fund came in at $10,630,381, compared to a projected $11,071,442 for FY 2010, a difference of $441,061. FY '09 included $237,107 in ECA funding, which is not expected this year. BY BRAD DEVEREAUX The Big Horn County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees passed a budget for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011 with nearly $14 million appropriated in the general fund at their annual budget meeting Wednesday, July 21. The general fund in- cludes estimated $1,603,548 in tax requirements for a to- tal of $13,954,781, up from $13,451,042 budgeted dur- ing the previous fiscal year. The capital projects ap- propriations are bue]geted at $3,477,219 and rr/aj r main--' tenance is at $1,922,352. The special reve- nue fund is budgeted at $1,547,820, which includes various grant funding. Business manager Rich- ard Parker said the spe- cial revenue fund is slightly up from the previous fiscal year with increased federal funding sources. The district food service budget is set at $388,899 including $370,276 in esti- mated revenue plus $18,623 of cash carryover. The district home rent- al account is estimated to generate $19,220 for the fiscal year, plus $83,691 in available cash for a budget of $102,911. The pupil activity ac- count, which holds~ funds raised by student groups, is budgeted at $204,914. Following the district budget meeting, members of the Recreation District Board passed a $94,779 budget. Powell Office Supply 265 N, Bent P.O. Box 230 Powell, WY 82435 307-754-4154 Wednesday is 2nd SUNLIGHT 10t N. Bent PHOTOGRAPHIC5 754-5731 Double Print Day -- set is free! ill t i ,GOVERNORP REPUBLICAN Creating job opportunities. Strengthening Wyoming health care at the state level. Defending states' rights and keeping Wyoming in control of our resources. Strongly defending pro-life and pro-family policies. Protecting the individual's right to keep and bear arms. www.ritameyer.com Paid for by the Committee to Elect Rita Meyer I