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10 I The Lovell Chronicle I October 13, 2011 Young barrel racer on a winning streak BY PATTI CARPENTER Thirteen-year-old Masey Tippetts has amassed quite a collection of prizes in less than three years of barrel racing. Tippetts, an eighth- grader at Lovell Middle School, became interested in barrel racing when she saw other kids her age com- peting at races she attend- ed with her cousin Natalie Hamilton. Although she sat in a saddle for the first time at around age 2, Tippetts didn't really learn to ride a horse until she was 9 years old. Like many novice rid- ers, she started off on an old horse. Her first horse was named Ray. "Ray had been a dude horse and just walked me around the barrels," said Tippetts, who has gradually moved up to faster horses. She now rides a horse named Nino, who helped her win first place in the youth 3D placing at the Wind River Classic held in Riverton recently. "He's my baby," said Tippetts. "He was originally trained as a race horse and then used for barrels." Tippetts competed against 47 other riders and won a custom saddle and shiny belt buckle for her efforts in Riverton with an average time of 19:18. She attributes her win- ning time to a tip she re- ceived from JoDawn Le- onhardt, an experienced barrel racer from Cowley. Leonhardt suggested a dif- ferent way of using her legs to maneuver her horse and Tippetts is convinced that the tip helped her take 8/10 of a second off of her overall COURTESY PHOTO Masey Tippetts of Lovell, shown here with her horse Nino, won a saddle and a fancy belt buckle in the youth division of a barrel racing competition held in Riverton recently. time. Tippetts also won first place in the youth division at the Lovell Mustang Days rodeo this summer. She placed second in the "Whip n' Spur" series and ninth overall in the state youth rodeo circuit that took place over the summer. Tippetts rides her horse every day during the sum- mer to keep him in good condition. "When I first got him he hadn't been ridden in a while so he wasn't that fast at first but now that he is in shape he goes much faster," said Tippetts. She has been working with him for about a year and a half. "I don't really practice barrels a lot with him," ex- plained Tippetts. "Most- ly I just try to keep him in shape. He will run as fast or as slow as I want him to." Tippetts hasn't really taken any lessons or work- shops to learn the sport. Mostly she has learned from the advice of friends and relatives. "She has learned from the numerous techniques that others have shared with her," said her mother Brandy Tippetts. "There are so many techniques," explained Masey. "You just have to use what works for you and your horse." Tippetts and Nino have won two shiny belt buckles so far, along with many oth- er prizes. Her goal for the future is "to win the rest of them." She's thinking about competing in the winter cir- cuit in Silesia, Mont., and competing in the Carbon County Youth Rodeo series in Red Lodge next summer. Tippetts is active in sports at her school and likes to show animals in 4-H. This year she showed a rabbit and a pig at the fair and also competed in other events like cake decorating, cooking and photography. She is a member of the 4-H group called the "Hillbil- lies." She also likes to com- pete in pole bending but her real dream is to become a professional rodeo barrel racer someday. 411 East Main Street, Lovell, Wyoming 82431 t: (307) 548-7154 www.coderedtacticalwy.com News briefs Chamber center Monday The New Horizons Care Center multi-purpose ..... room will be the site of the October general member- ship meeting of the Lovell Area Chamber of Com- merce next Monday, Oct. 17. National Park Ser- vice Interpreter Valerie meeting at care Newman will be the guest peaker. A no-host luncheon of baked chicken and mashed potatoes will be served, and those attending are asked to RSVP by e-mailing the chamber office at lovell@tc- twest.net or by calling 548- 7552. Field reps to town next week Field representatives Area residents are en- for Wyoming's congressio- couraged to visit the repre- nal delegation will hold of- sentatives to discuss issues rice hours in North Big or views, ask questions or Horn County next Thurs- share concerns. The com- day, Oct. 20. ments and concerns will be Karen McCreery, De- relayed to Enzi, Barrasso nise Canfield and Ryan Mc- and Lummis. Connaughey, representing The field offices may Sen. Mike Enzi, Sen. John also be contacted as follows: Barrasso and Congress- Sen. Enzi's Cody office - woman Cynthia Lummis, 527-9444. will be at Lovell Town Hall Sen. Barrasso's Sheri- Oct. 20 from 2-3 p.m. and dan office- 672-6456. at Cowley Town Hall from Rep. Lummis' Casper 3:30-4:30 p.m. office--261-6596. Powell Valley Recycling is moving BY PATTI CARPENTER The Powell Valley Re- cycling center announced that it will be moving its operation on Oct. 14 at noon. The new location at 946 Road 10 in Powell will open on Oct. 17 at 1 p.m. The regular hours for the center will be Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The center takes news- papers, magazines, tele- phone books, office paper and corrugated cardboard for recycling. Office paper should be separated from other kinds of paper. En- velopes must be open with mail removed before they can be accepted for recy- cling. No. 1 and 2 plastics are also accepted along with steel and tin cans. The center will pay 20 cents a pound for aluminum that is separated from other recy- clable items. Lids should be removed from plastics, and food con- tainers should be rinsed out. The center is a non- profit operation adminis- tered by an all-volunteer board of directors. Eight people are employed at the facility. For more information, contact Mary Jo at 754- 9773. :: : Havo .... Please Recycle this newspaper CONSIDERING A VASECTOMY? Why not have it done by the only board certified urologist located full time in the basin? OR. GREGORY STEWART UROLOGICAL SERVICES OF NORTHERN WYOHINGy PC Specializing in the "no needle/no scapel technique." 15 minute office procedure, Frequently done on Friday with the possibility of back to light-duty work on Monday. Dr. Gregory Stewart Vasectomy reverals also available at competitive pricing, Clinics held in Powell , Basin - Big Horn Clinic Greyball- Midway Clinic" Thermopolis - Hot Springs Co. Memorial Hospital. VA patients accepted with prior approval. 225 W. YELLOWSTONE AVE., SUITE 9 CODY, WY To schedule an appointment please call 307-587-5131 EodeRed Tactical Hunting. Tactical Accessories Training Why make a trip? We offer Ammunition, Hunting and Tactical Firearms and Accessories--all at competitive prices, right here in Lovell! If we don't have it, we'll try our hardest to get it for you! And we frequently get in new inventory. Discounts for Military, Law Enforcement, EMTs, Firefighters and Search & Rescue. Thank you for all that you do for us! Thursday, October 13 Cafe Influenza Clinic from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at North Big Horn Hospital Friday, October 14 Flu Immunizations from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Lovell Senior Center Thursday, October 20 Lovell Cancer Support Group Meeting at 7 p.m. in the Family Dining Room at New Horizons Care Center Friday, October 21 Holiday Craft Fair at Lovell National Guard Armory from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, October 22 Holiday Craft Fair at LoveU National Guard Armory from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. BHC School District No. 1 Board, 2rid Tuesday, RMES, 8 p.m. BHC School District No. 2 Board {Lovell), 2nd Monday, board room, 7p.m. BHC Treasurer at County Annex, 1st and 3rd T,uq;day each month, 9a.m.- 1 p.m. Big Horn Basin chapter of Gold Prospectors Association of America, Skyline Cafe in Powell, 2rid Tuesday, 7 p.m., 754-5921. Big Horn County 4-H Leader's Council, 1st Monday, Extension Office on Hwy 310, 6:30 p.m. Big Horn County Weed and Pest monthly board meeting, 2nd Tuesday, 1 p.m., W&P office at 4782 Hwy. 310, Greybull. Byron Lions Club, 548-7543. Cancer Support Group, 3rd Thursday, 7 p.m., NHCC multi-purpose room, Cowley Riding Club, 3rd Monday, 7 p.m., 307-664-2235. Home School Club, twice monthly, Friday, 1 p.m. Call Wendy, 548- 9336, for more information. Lovell Area Chamber of Commerce general membership meeting, 3rd Monday, noon, Lange's Kitchen Lovell Bulldog Booster Club, 3rd Wednesday, Big Horn Federal Hos- pitality Room, 7 pm. Love, Library Story Time. every Tuesday, 10:30 a.m Lovell Riders, Inc. meeting, lstFriday, 7 p.m., call 548-9918 for loca- tion. Lovell Town Council, 2nd Tuesday, Town Hall, 7 p.m. Lovell Woman's Club, 2nd Wednesday, Big Horn Federal Hospitality Room, 1 p.m. Contact Deanna Wagner, 548-7793. Narcotics Anonymous, Mondays at Big Horn Federal at 7 p.m., contact Permillia, 272-8384. North Big Horn County Health Coalition, 3rd Tuesday, noon, rotating locations, 548-6410. Ostomy Support Group meeting, 2rid Tuesday, 6 - 8 p.m., North Fork room, West Park Hospital in Cody. Pindroppere Quilt Club, 4th Thursday, 7 p.m., Mayes Fabric, 406-788- 9689 TOPS @ VVY169, every Thursday, St. John's Episcopal Church base- ment in Powell, 6 p.m. 664-2394 Tri-Mountain View Masonic Lodge, 2nd Thursday, dinner 6:30 p.m., lodge meeting 7:30 p.m. WyDOT Driver Licensing Facility open in Lovell every Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Carl the Lovell Chronicle at 548.2217 to list your club here. Sponsored by th.loveli00chronicle C.A.R.E.S., Inc. me c,,  vt,.o Help stop the violence! DID YOU KNOW???? I in 4 women (25%) has experienced domestic violence in her Lifetime. 2S% - 45% of all women who am battered are battered during pregnancy. IF YOU NEED HELP Call Basin - (307) 568-3334 Lovell - (307) 548-2330 24-Hour Crisis Line - (888) 372-3334, If Emergency Dial 911 Guitar Lessons Ron McClure 254-4473 Call Stormy, 548-2217, to advertise your business in our local business guide. i Open 24 hours, 7 days a week Stop in and ask about memberships, M0n.-Thurs., 4:30-6:30 p.m. or (011548-2639 for more information. Home Tech Solutions VISA/MASTERcARD/DISCOVER ACCEPTED Discount Appliance i , ,,