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e 14 The Lovell Chronicle October 1, 2015 Music is a way of life for new Rocky music teacher 2 i I BY PATl'l CARPENTER RMHS band and choir teacher Cara Sommers has had nearly a lifelong inter- est in music that started in elementary school. “By the time I reached the fifth grade I wanted to be a band director,” said Sommers. “Not many lit- tle kids can say what they want to be in the future and have it be a realistic goal that. they can achieve. In a way it was pretty amazing that I was able to do that. I was good at something and I loved it and I kept after it and that brought me to where I am.” Sommers was born in Lusk, Wyo., but moved to Cody when she was 10. Af- ter graduating from Cody High School, she attend- ed the University of Neva- da, Las Vegas, where she earned her bachelor’s de- gree in music education. Following her gradua- tion from college she taught music for six years in Idaho Falls. She currently teach- es middle and high school band and high school choir at Rocky Mountain Middle/ High School. “I’m excited to be back in Wyoming because most of my family still lives in Cody,” she said. “The schools here in Wyoming are also really excellent.” Sommers said many teachers inspired her in el- ementary school through high school. She hopes she can do the same for her students. “I really lucked out with some ,i really great teachers that pushed me because they knew I was able to reach the top,” said Sommers. Sommers got a good look at “the top” during those years, during which time she was in all-state choir all four years of high school, CARA SOMMERS won the National Choral Award in her senior year, was in all-state jazz band for two years and all-state jazz Choir for two yours and also won the coveted Lou- is Armstrong Award, one of the highest honors award- ed to jazz band high school seniors. She was also very active in musicals from seventh grade through her senior year in high school, with lead and supporting roles throughout those years. Sommers said her main instrument is the trumpet, which she learned to play at a very young age. “I started it in fourth grade and kept up with it and it has taken me many, many places,” she said. While living in Idaho, she played the trumpet in the Idaho Falls Symphony Orchestra and in the Idaho Falls Community Band and the Jazz House Big Band. In addition to the trum- pet, she is also capable of playing all of the instru- ments found in a concert band and said she is work- ing on her guitar and piano skills, too. She currently teach- es 102 students at Rocky. Seventy-seven of those students are in her sixth through 12th grade band classes. Sommers said she feels the music department is very supported by the school’s administration. “With the kind of sup- port we have here, the sky is the limit,” she said. She said she is also very impressed with the mu- sical opportunities in the community. “I’m really impressed with the musical opportuni- ties offered in the communi- ty and within the state and because of that I don’t feel I need to make many chang- es to the program,” she said. “I’m really not plan- ning to implement a lot of new things because there is already so much to do and I couldn’t be more tickled about that. It means our students are seeing many opportunities for music out- side of the public school. To have that kind of out- reach from the community is important.” She said she is very im- pressed with the musical abilities of her students so far. “I’m really pleased with the students, they are such a fun group of kids,” said Sommers. “They’re kind, they’re respectful, they have a lot of energy and they like to have fun. It’s clear that music is important to them and it is important to me, which makes our class time together so much better. We can have fun together, but we also know when to work and what the differ- ence is between work and play. This is something we continue to work on in my classroom and it’s going to make our program so much better in the long run.” She said she is very im- ‘ pressed with the singing ability of her choir students. “I have some excellent singers in my choir and some very outgoing person- alities, which makes them more passionate when they are singing and playing,” she said. “It’s another way for them to express them- selves and I think everyone needs that.” She said she is also impressed with the sixth grade music program and the fact that all sixth grad- ers are required to partici- pate in the choir. “My hope is they enjoy it and they enjoy it enough to continue,” said Som- mers. “Sixth-graders are so much fun to work with be- cause they are so eager to Please and they are so fun to watch.” She said cho hopes: to inspire her students to de- velop an appreciation for music, especially for the dif- ferent styles of music. She said she also hopes to open their eyes to the opportuni- ties in their lives to sing or play music. “These experiences change their lives forever I and if they keep doing it, it will change their lives,” Sommers said. “Music is not something you just do in school, it’s something you can do for the rest of your life. “A lot of students are involved in sports, but the reality is you can only do that for a short period of time. You can sing and play music for the rest of your life and that’s some- thing my students can take away from this experience. I’m not just trying to make them musicians, I’m try- ing to make them a whole person.” Golf fundraiser tops last year’s total BY PATTI CARPENTER The annual “Fairway for Kids” golf tournament raised $4,650 to fund scholarships that will be made available to gradu- ating students from both school districts. The fund- raiser topped last year’s total, which was closer to $4,000. The fundraiser, which is sponsored by the Bran- din’ Iron Restaurant, at- tracted 15 teams. All of the teams were sponsored by local businesses. Ac- cording to organizer Craig Trumbull, almost every business in town partic- ipated by sponsoring a team. “We just wanted to do something for the kids,” said Trumbull. “I think the fact that almost ev- ery business in towr: par ticipated shows that oth- ers wanted to help for the same reason.” A total of 10 $500 scholarships (five for each school) will be award- ed to students from high schools in the area. Trum- bull said the scholarships can be used for either col- lege or trade school. “We changed one thing this year and that is to allow the kids to use the scholarship for trade school if they want,” said Trumbull. “I think that is an important change.” The tournament was held on Saturday, Aug. 22. This is the second year for the event, which is grow- ing in popularity. Students who wish to apply for one of the schol- arships can do so through the Lovell Area Chamber of Commerce or through the counseling office at either Rocky Mountain or Lovell High Schools. Celecia Gallagher of the Lovell Area Chamber of Commerce said an on- line application will soon be available through the chamber website. She said a paper application will also be available through counselors at both high schools. Applicants must be submitted through the schools no later than Jan. 31, 2016. Two letters of reference and a high school transcript must ac- company each application. “The application is a little bit different than the standard what-you-want- to-do-with-your-life type of application,” said Gal- lagher. “We are also ask- ing applicants to share their ideas about how to improve the business cli- mate in their towns.” Experienced Diesel Mechanic Needed! HorizonWest Inc. in Torrington, WY is looking for a full time diesel mechanic. 5 years experience required. We offer competitive wages, 401 k- retirement plan and an incentive program. There is also Health/ Dental/Life Insurance, personal time off, 7 paid holidays, uniform/tool allowances and ongoing factory schooling/training. Call: Cris at 307-532-2755 or 888-922-7344 Bruce at 308-635-3727 or 888-322-7344 OASEIII Or send resume to PO Box 1070 Scottsbluff, NE 69363 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 2015 BUSINESS READY COMMUNITY GRANT AND LOAN PROGRAM APPLICATION FOR A COMMUNITY ENHANCEMENT l PROJECT The Wyoming Business Council is seeking grant and loan appli- cations from counties, incorporated cities, towns, joint powers boards, and tribes for the Business Ready Community (BRC) Grant and Loan Program. The intent of this program is to ready a community for new business development through economic or educational development projects which may include, but not limited to, water, sewer, streets and roads, telecommunications, airports, purchase of rights of way, purchase of land, buildings, facilities, industrial and business parks, industrial site or business district development, amenities within a business or industrial park, landscaping, recreational and convention facilities, and or other physical projects. The rules governing the BRC Grant and Loan Program are avail- able through the Wyoming Business Council or http://www.wyo— mingbusiness.org. The TOWN OF COWLEY intends to submit an application for a BRC COMMUNITY ENHANCEMENT Grant, for EXPANSION OF THE LOG GYM COMMUNITY CENTER and is seeking citizen input regarding this project. Those wishing to comment on this project are encouraged to attend a public hearing(s) on this subject on OCT 13, 2015 at {7:30}, in the COWLEY TOWN HALL. Citizens can also submit written comments to: Lisa Woodis, at Cowley Town Hall, PO. Box 635, Cowley WY All written comments must be received no later than 5:00 on November 15th, 2015. The Town of Cowley will take all comments made at the public hearing and written comments submitted on or before the deadline into consideration before considering a resolution in support of submitting an application for a 2016 BRC Community Enhancement Award. Dated September 28, 2015 Publish: October 1 and 8, 2015 Public Nlii088-»» WEE—.— STATE OF WYOMING ) ) ss. IN THE DISTRICT COURT COUNTY OF BIG HORN ) FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF ) ROBERT S. KLIPPING, a/ k/ a ; ROBERT SAMUEL KLIPPING, ) Deceased. i PR-2015-000032 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR DECREE OF DISTRIBUTION TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN SAID ESTATE: YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that on September 21, 2015, Gayle C. Klipping, as Trustee of the Klipping Living Trust, dated July 10, 2008, filed in the above named court an Application for Decree of Distribution for the purpose of distributing, by summary procedure, certain real property interests consisting of an interest in the min- erals underlying the following described lands located in Big Horn County,_Wy0ming: T50N/R92W Section 35: SEMLSEM: Section 36: SElfliSWM Including but not limited to any interest in production from the Pearce 1-35 and State 2-36 wells Persons objecting to this Application shall immediately notify the District Court. , DATED this 24th day of September, 2015. CROWLEY FLECK, PLLP By: /S/ Lori A McMullen Lori A. McMullen (W.S.B. 63155) Attorney for Applicant 101 West Brundage Street Sheridan, WY 82801 (307) 673-3000 Publish: October 1 and 8, 2015 MaLm—‘M—W ADVERTISEMENT TO BID Notice is hereby given that the Town of Cowley, WY will receive sealed bids for the TOWN OF COWLEY NORTH DRAIN PROJ- ECT #PME-071301. The work consists of furnishing all labor, ma- terials, tools, equipment, transportation, and services necessary for: 30” PIP PVC, 24” PIP PVC, 18” PIP PVC, 18” HDPE Bore, 15” PIP PVC, 12” PIP PVC for mainline installation, 15” PIP PVC, 12” PIP PVC, 8” PIP PVC, 6” PIP PVC for service reconnects, a Concrete Structure with all appurtenances, 12” Perforated drain pipe, a 8‘x 20’ lift station, miscellaneous fittings, valves and associated work for the upgrade of the existing raw water system and construction of an underground drain as called for in the Plans and Specifications for the TOWN OF COWLEY NORTH DRAIN PROJECT #PME—071301. Bids will be received at the Town Hall in the Town of Cowley, 20 South Division, Cowley, Wyoming 82420 until 10 AM. Local Time, on the 8th‘day of October 2015, at which time the bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. All bids must be furnished on forms sup plied by the Town of Cowley. Sealed envelopes containing bids shall be clearly marked TOWN OF COWLEY NORTH DRAIN PROJECT #PME-071301 and shall show the name and address of the Bidder on the outside. Bids which are not prepared and filed in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders may be rejected. The Town of Cowley re- serves the right to reject any and all bids and the right to waive irreg4 ularities in bids received. Each bid must be accompanied by a bid bond with sufficient surety for not less than five percent (5%) 0f the total amount of such bid, DaYable to and to be forfeited to, the Town of Cowley as liqui- dated damages if bidder fails to enter into the contract within thirty (30) days after award to bidder, or fails, at the time of executing the agreement, to furnish a performance bond and a payment bond, each in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the bid. Facsimile (fax) or other copies of bonds are not acceptable. NO BID WILL BE CONSIDERED IF NOT ACCOMPANIED BY SUCH BOND OR IF NOT IN CONFORMANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 15—1—113,W.S. 1977. Project completion date will be April 15th, 2016. A Complete set of the Project Manual and Plans may be obtained for a non-refund- able fee of $30.00 from Pryor Mountain Engineering, PO Box 671, 708 Road 7 1/2, Cowley, Wyoming, 82420. For questions regarding the project contact William Bridges, PE, at the following telephone num— ber: (307) 548-9913. A pre-bid conference will be held at 10 am on the 29th of Septem- ber 2015 at the Cowley Town Hall, Cowley, WY at which attendance by bidders is encouraged. ‘ TOWN OF COWLEY Joel Peterson, Mayor Published: September 17, 24 and October 1, 2015 Or e-mail to scoltsbluff@horizonwestinc.com Help wanted BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF THE RIGHORNS- CHIEF PROFESSIONAL BERGER Joli Summary: The Chief Prolesa‘onal Officer is msptmsible for the overall operation of the Boys and Girls Club of the Bigiorns: fiscal management including grant writing and tundraising; providing leadership and prmessional darelopment to the staff and board in matters of resource development, lbcal management, and program quality, and promotingme Boys and Girls Club of the Big Home wimin the communities served. Duties also include specie: events, marketing, donor stewardship, and community relations. The succesle candidate will be a creative, dedicated, career-oriented professional who implements policies and achieves goals in support (if the organization’s mission. This position is responsible for the club sites located in Buffalo and Kayoee, Wyoming Prmflld nlsnnslllon Inll Skills: Love of children required. I Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university preferred. Leadership skills including problem solving and decision making. - Demonstrated ability to plan and implement effective operations. '- Willingness to actively pursue and write grants. - Strong oommunicaticm skills, both Ora! and written. I Basic knowledge or asset management including financial resources and DIODE!”- - Effectiveness in staff development, team building and conflict resolution. Salary Range: 342,500-547,500; includes Health insurance and Retirement benefits Application Method: Please submit a letter of interest and a resume‘ with references to bgobhnirectoroom. For further infermation, email bgcbh.director@gmaii.oom. B H. I. PUBLIC NOTICE The regulations at 43 CFR 3809.411 (c) provide for public review and comment of Environmental Assessments prepared relative to proposed mining Plans of Operation on public lands. Wye-Ben, Inc. of Greybull, Wyoming has submitted a Plan of Operations Modifica- tion to mine bentonite on 535.2 acres of land (reference Bend (WYW— 153887) — Cowley (WYW-165841) Plan of Operations Modification). Of the 535.2 acres of proposed mining, 502.9 acres would be located on ELM-managed federal land in T. 57 N., R. 95 W., Sections 3, 4, and 10, T. 58 N., R. 95 W., Sections 29, 30, 31, and 32, and T. 58 N., R. 96 W., Sections 22, 26, and 27, 6th Principal Meridian, Big Horn County, Wyoming. The remaining 32.3 acres would be on American Colloid Company (ACC) patented land in T. 58 N., R. 95 W., Section 32, and private land in T. 58 N., R. 95 W., Section 32 and T. 57 N., R. 95 W., Section 3. Notice is hereby given that the Environmental Assessment for this Plan of Operations Modification, as well as the Plan of Operations Modification, are available for review and comment at the Cody Field Office, Bureau of [and Management, 1002 Blackburn Street, Cody, Wyoming 82414. It will also be available online at http://www.b1m. gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/documents/cyfo/wyo-ben.html. This office will accept written comments for thirty (30) days after the pub- lication of this notice. Comments may be emailed to blm_wy_cody_ comments@blm.gov; please include “WYOBEN” in the subject line. Comments may also be mailed to AF M Minerals and lands, BLM— Cody Field Office, 1002 Blackburn Street, Cody, Wyoming, 82414. Comments including the names and street addresses of respon- dents will be available for public review at the above address during regular business hours (7:45 am. to 4:30 pm, Monday through Fri- day, except federal holidays). Comments may also be published as part of the Decision Record. Individual respondents may request confidentiality. If you wish to withhold your name or street address from public review or from public disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comment. Such requests will be honored to the extent allowed by law. All submissions from organizations or businesses will be available for public inspection. For more information, please contact Lisa Marks, Geologist, at (307) 5785900. Delissa L. Minnick Field Manager, Cody Publish: October 1, 2015