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6 I The Lovell Chronicle I October 20, 2011 Future firepeople The Rocky Mountain Elementary School Preschool classes visited the Deaver-Frannie Fire District last week as part of National Fire Prevention Week. Above, fireman Kendal Wambeke helps Alivia Nuttall spray the big hose as teacher Kendy Richards assists. Looking on are (l-r) fireman Craig Sorenson, students Matthew Crosby, Cale Acton, Alex Hedges, Tucker Sabin, Brittly Boettcher, Landon Hatch, Emma Collins and Quinn Brost. Also looking on is parent volunteer Sarah Collins. At the right, Rebekah Patterson "drives" the fire truck. SUSAN PECK PHOTOS LINDSAY Continued from page 1 community like we had going in the past." Lindsay said she wants to continue and build upon programs like the TCT WEST Today's Choices for Tomorrow scholarship program, after school programs, summer programs and tutoring but also enact new programming to give youth more voice and get them involved in the coalition, perhaps even starting a youth coalition similar to the former Lovell Youth Coun- cil. "I also want to work on getting the funding back," she said noting a recent reduction in grant money received. She said she will be actively applying for a variety of grants. "It's very exciting," she said, "not only just to bring the program back where it was and involve my own kids and their friends but to give back to the community we grew up in." The Big Horn County Health Coali- tion funds tutoring programs, summer programming, the Today's Choices for To- morrow scholarship program, alternative activities for youth such as after-prom par- ties, after-homecoming parties and the like, counseling and awareness/preven - tion media campaigns. The coalition ,has worked with state and local government representatives to protect youth through the sex offender registry, decreased sales of alcohol and tobacco to youth and participa- tion in the local Prescription Drug Aware- ness Committee to decrease the misuse and abuse of prescription medication. YOU GET SOFA LOVESI:::.T AND 3 TABLES 12 MONTHS No Interest FinancingoAc Check usout at www.haskellfurniture.net F00.ituze & ' "Better than Billings pricing everyday!" Lovell 548-2269 Cody 527-5990 Worland 347-6548 DISTRICT 2 Continued frompage 1 staff at Lovell High School as Student of the Month. They also acknowledged Le- anne Winterholler for a special sportsman- ship award she received at the volleyball tournament held in Worland in September. Curriculum Director Cerroni was acknowl- edged for her work helping school adminis- trators meet their accreditation goals. Lovell High School student body presi- dent Leanne Winterholler gave the board an update regarding student council ac- tivities. Student council members will be attending a special convention Nov. 7 - 8. She also announced that the students will be holding a Christmas wreath fundrais- er. Students hope to raise enough money for a new marquee that will be used at the school. Supt. Dan Coe gave an update on the progress of facilities projects. He an- nounced an upcoming meeting of the school facilities commission to discuss projects that have been completed last summer and to review major maintenance projects that need to be completed in the future. He discussed how he is "keeping an eye" on the school's $5.5 mil remodeling budget that is now working its way through the legislative session. Coe has talked to some legislators and continues to solicit their support for the approval of the budget as it moves through legislative channels. Board chair Judy Richards recognized the "home school" programs in the district and noted that each home school family has to report the number of students and the programs they are using to the school district each year. Board members received a copy of the report, which was not read out loud to protect the privacy of the students. The board also reviewed a new policy regarding service animals for compliance with relevant disability laws. The policy was approved with very little discussion. The board received a recommendation to hire Jacob Bassett as assistant wres- tling coach at Lovell High School. The board accepted the recommendation. The board accepted a letter of resigna- tion from paraprofessional Lindsay Lind- say, who has accepted a position as direc- tor of the North Big Horn Health Coalition. MEETING Continued from page I noted that "it could take six or eight hours" if Hocker isn't getting along with every- one. Her humorous comment was met with smiles. In other matters the board: Discussed who would attend the Wyo- ming School Boards Association conference in Casper on Nov. 16 through 18 and the Na- tional School Boards Association conference in Boston in April 2012. Accepted a $200 donation from Wyo- ming Lime Producers, Montana Lime Pro- ducers and the Dakota Coal Co. to the RMHS sophomore class for homecoming. Approved the donations to RMHS cheer- leaders for new uniforms from SEI, $500; $350 from Ziefs Auto and Salvage; $250 each from Dave and Lea Sorenson, Wambeke Farms, Wyoming Lime Producers and Montana Lime Producers; $200 from Moss Orthodontics, and $100 from Rasmussen Repair. Learned that the WHSAA recognized the Burlington football team and Hannah Winland from RMHS, both for good sports- manship; and heard Hocker recognize the Burlington Middle School volleyball team for taking first place and the RMMS team for taking third place at district. Voted 6-0 to approve extra professional development leave for Spanish teacher Con- nie Moore for an educational trip to Costa Rica with Northwest College. OK'd 6-0 the employment of Jeanette McCoy as a WCA teacher, Sheila Morten- son as a paraprofessional at Burlington, Kim Broederlow as a bus driver in Burlington and Margaret Davidson as Burlington Middle School assistant boys basketball coach pend- ing certification and sufficient number of par- ticipants. PUMPKIN Continued from page 1 game. The New Horizons Care Center is also participating in the festival. Taylor said the chamber hopes to ex- pand the festival beyond the two down- town blocks in the future, and she said there may be a two-story Halloween cat displayed in the Lovell Building Center parking lot. Correction Stauffer, not Strom A Rocky Mountain High School dancer was incorrectly identified in a photo in last week's Chronicle. Shown during the homecoming game halftime dance, Haley Stauffer was identi- fied as Haley Strom. Stauffer was wearing jersey number 64 in the dance routine. When I attended Northwest College as a nontraditional-age student, I expected to learn the required science, English and math. ! didn't expect to learn so much about myself. Everyone around me -- standing at the head of the class and in my student study groups -- helped me become who i am today. I support the scholarship efforts of the NWC Foundation because I want every person in the Big Horn Basin to have this same opportunity for self discovery. That's why Northwest matters to me. Wyoming State Representative, Lovell, Wyo. My morn cried at my high school scholarship night. She was proud of me for the scholarships I earned, but she was also afraid there still wouldn't be enough for me to go to college, even with the money I had saved working as a janitor. I wanted to take the stress and expense off my parents as much as I could. When [ found out the NWC Foundation would make it possible for me to get more scholarships, it was a huge, huge relief. That's why Northwest matters to me. NWC student, Greybull, Wyo.