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Filings finalized for hospital and school boards BY DAVID PECK Filing for special dis- trict seats to be elected at the 2014 General Election on Nov. 4 has wrapped up, with a handful of new fil- ings coming in this week for school and hospital boards, as well as ceme- tery, senior citizen fire dis- trict and conservation dis- trict boards. The filing period ran through Monday, Aug. 25. Five seats are up for election on the Big Horn County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees this year, with an extra seat to be filled this year due to the resignation mid-term of trustee Jim Thomas. Filing were incumbent Tricia Aagard of Burling- ton, representing Area C - Burlington, incumbent David Monk and chal- lenger David V. Banks of Cowley for the Area D - Cowley seat, incumbents Koleen Sponsel of Cowley and Paul Rasmussen of Burlington and challeng- er Jack Cordner of Fran- nie for two at large seats on the board, and for the Area B - Byron seat on the board: Ed Riding, who was appointed to fin- ish the term after Thom- as resigned to take a job in Lander, Alan Bair and Mi- chelle M. Hoyt. With Thomas elected two years ago, the Byron seat will carry a two-year term this time so it comes up for election again in 2016, Mann said. LOVELL SCHOOL BOARD Three seats are up on the School District No. 2 Board of Trustees in Lovell, seats currently held by Marianne Grant, Bruce Jol- ley and Judy Richards. Both Grant and Jolley have filed for re-election, and also filing were Dan- ny Jolley and Mel McAr- thur. Richards announced recently that she would not seek a fifth term on the board. HOSPITAL BOARD Four seats on the North Big Horn Hospital Dis- trict Board are up for elec- tion. The seats are cur- rently held by chairman Brett Crosby, holding the Byron-Cowley seat on the board, Bill Camp, hold- ing the Deaver-Frannie seat on the board, and at large board members Bruce Wacker of Lovell and Lin- da NeVille of Byron. All four have filed for re-elec- tion and are unopposed in November. All five seats are com- ing open on the North Big Horn Senior Citizens Ser- vice District, seats held by Loretta Tippetts, Ron Mc- Clure, Verna Hawkins, Dueane Calvin and Bar- bara Walker. All five have filed for re-election. Also up for election are seats on various cemetery boards, as well as conserva- tion district boards and fire district boards. North Big Horn County candidates include: Cowley Cemetery Board - Mac Crosby, Lila Steed and Janis Ellis. Jim Donley had filed but later withdrew. Byron Cemetery Board - Edward Gifford, Mil- ton Meier and E. Denney NeVille. Deaver-Frannie Cemetery Board - Walter Herlitz and Fred Wambeke. Lovell Cemetery Board - Michael Jameson, Wil- liam Johnsey and Ralph Winland. Fire District No. 1 - Michael Leonhardt. Fire District No. 5 - Daniel Zwemer. Shoshone Conservation Dis- trict board - Russell Board- man of Frannie, Reed Wil- liams of Lovell and Allan P. Clark of Byron. Weather didn't keep the golfers away from charity tournament BY PATTI CARPENTER The first annual "Fairway for our Kids Charity" golf tournament received a good turnout in spite of inclement weather on Saturday. Twelve teams of four golfers bat- tled the elements on Saturday to take part in the new event, which was held at Foster Gulch Golf Course. Numerous businesses contributed to the event, which raised more than $3,500 in donations according to organizer Craig Trumbull. He said organizers were pleased :with the turnout considering the rain and wind, which wasn't exactly inviting. Trumbull said the proceeds from the event go to scholarships for students from both Lovell and Rocky Mountain high schools. A special committee organized by the Lovell Chamber of Commerce will re- view scholarship applications and select students who will receive them. Trumbull said deadline information and application forms for the scholarships will be available at a later date. On a brighter note, golfers were treat- ed to a lunch of barbecued ribs and chick- en supplied by Cowboys and Cooks Cater- ing, who donated their time to cook for the event. See related story on page 11 for results. LOVELL SCHOOLS START TUESDAY nicians are working hard and already have Internet access up and running in most of the classrooms. "The Internet is a big part of learning," he said. "It's also a big part of in- struction, so getting it done is being emphasized this week." MULTIPURPOSE ROOM The multi-purpose room is still running far ahead of its October dead- line and is about 95 percent complete. Though many of the finishing touches to the multi-purpose room are complete, some elec- trical work remains, along with work on the auditori- um's state-of-the-art sound system and other finishing touches. A new doorway was added allowing stu- dents on the stage an easy exit point on the west side of the stage. Other finish- es like interior glass and doors are also in the works. Woodford said he expects the room to be up and run- ning within a few weeks of school starting. NEW BUS LANE Construction of the new bus lane hit a snag this week when, during a tri- al run with buses, it was discovered that the buses would be required to make too tight of a turn when en- tering Great Western Ave. via Main Street. The prob- lem was quickly resolved, Woodford said, the new bus lane and parent drop-off for students will be in effect on day one. FOOTBALL FIELD Though the newly ren- ovated athletic playing field is completely level and green, Doug Hazen and the football team have been holding their practices at the middle school to allow the sod to fully take root. Woodford said the field will be absolutely be ready for the first home football game on Sept. 5, though concessions will most likely be sold at the old stand in the gym, as the new kitchen is still several weeks away from completion. He said the field only needs to be marked and striped before it is ready for the first foot- ball game. LUNCHES Students will be bused to the elementary school for lunch, as in previous years, while the finishing touches are completed on the high school kitchen, or Bulldog Caf, as it is being called. Woodford said once the kitchen is open stu- dents will be able to eat on campus and socialize on the deck of the new multi-pur- pose room. He said he hopes the sound and video sys- tems will be up and run- ning soon so that students can enjoy entertainment while dining in that area. TEMPORARY BUSING The band, choir and family and consumer sci- ence students will also be bused temporarily to other campuses, while construc- tion is completed in their learning areas, which are not expected to be complete until October. WEIGHT ROOM Athletes have been working around the con- struction of the weight room adjacent to the gym, and the school will host the North Big Horn Invitation- al volleyball tournament as planned this weekend. New routing for the buses drop- ping off athletes from oth- er schools is in place, said Woodford. "We just need to get the word out to other schools, so the drivers know where to go, "he said. TEACHING ASSIGNMENTS A last minute switch in teaching and other assign- ments took place with the early departure of biology teacher and golf coach Levi Collins, who ended his con- tract early to accept anoth- continued from page 1 er position outside of the education field. Fortunate- ly, new English teacher Sa- mantha Christianson's first area of emphasis is biology, so she was thrilled to fill the position vacated by Collins. Carissa Camp agreed to go back to her old position in the English Dept. tempo- rarily, while a permanent teacher is found. Camp was in the process of making a move to the library to take on the role of instructional facilitator and media advi- sor, vacated by Sheri Monk, who retired recently. Monk agreed to come back part time until the staffing could be resolved. Woodford said he ap- preciated those who shift- ed their duties, especially Camp, for the benefit of the team. He said, in addition to looking for a new English teacher, a paraprofession- al is sought for the library along with an individual certified to be head coach of the golf team. ADMIN OFFICES The district adminis- trative offices will contin- ue to be temporarily locat- ed behind the main office at the high school until re- model of its wing is com- plete. Woodford said those offices, along with the rest of that wing, will be com- plete sometime in October. "Our teachers have been fantastic through all of this," said Woodford. "We haven't heard any complaining or rumbling from them. They are roll- ing with the waves on this project and we are real- ly happy about that. Their attitude has been really fantastic." He said with the start of school next week, con- struction personnel and staff are completely fo- cused on getting the class- rooms ready for students. Any additional details that need to be done in the classrooms after school starts will be completed off school hours. August 28, 2014 I The Lovell Chronicle I 7 Tha.k You Lovell Prug for purchasing my market beef "Blue; Your oo.ti.ued support of local 4-H members is appreciated Cars0. Stoffers Shell Eough Eiders Excluding any already reduced items. Solar Lights / .Flower Outdoor Lawn Decor Pots Shepherd's Hooks .Kinetics Check it out at CK Hardware 70 E. Main St., Lovell, WY 307-548-7120 DISAST R Doesn't Sleep... then neither do we! Ca//the professiona/ service team... Smoke, Fire, Water Damage & Mold Remediation CODY: 527-9998 POWELL: 754-9999 Toll Free: 1-800-660-6181 www.varneycleancare.com 00RNEY CLEAN CARE Carpet Upholstery Air Duct Cleaning Tha.fll00 for providing /dl over Sports Physicals to local youth at no charge! North Big Horn Hospital Clinic providers: back row (l-r) Dr. Richard Jay, D.O.; Troy J. Caldwell, MD; Jack Carpenter, MHS, PA-C, FAWM; Ken Ferbrache, MPAS-PA-C; front: Mary Freund, FNP GNP-BC; Brendan Fitzsimmons, MD; and Shelby Frost, FNP-BC. i   Find uson t 1T[I i! i?I'n '!pitylf 'J_)ist;rict r Facebook NORTH BIG HORN HOSPITAL CLINIC 1115 Lane 12, Lovell, WY. 307-548-5201 www.nbhh.com Good Luck this Season!