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[i,l,,i,,[,,,,ll,,ll,,[l,,,,,[[,,I,Itl,,,I,,I,,,I,I,l[,,,i,,ll Lovell, Wyoming 82431 Price 75 DAvm Pec It's fun to pick out a pumpkin, as (l-r) Cardon (age 7), Sage (10) and Katheryn (5) Mickelson show during a recent visit to Carola Hyde's pumpkin patch east of Lovell on Road 17. Pumpkin lady nurtures a large 'patch' kin Lady. The pumpkin patch started as a money-making enterprise about five years ago to help John and Car- ola Hyde send son Mark on his mission. The patch started on the south side of the prop- BY DAVID PECK It started as a money- making project to help send her son on his LDS mis- sion. Years later, Carola Hyde's pumpkin patch east of Lovell remains large, col- orful and popular. Just call her the Pump- DAvm Carola Hyde (left) and Sydney Beal examine a pumpkin at "the Pumpkin Lady's" patch east of Lovell recently. erty the Hydes own east of Lovell and later expanded to the west side along the lane to the Hydes' home. The "patch" is now about 50 yards long with three rows of pumpkin plants. It's a veritable river of or- ange when all of the pump- kins ripen. Hyde had already sold more than 100 pumpkins by early last week out of a total of some 400 to500 grown. Many families buy the colorful gourds, and kindergarten classes were scheduled to visit last Thmsday. She also takes pumpkins into town and sells them out of atck. She clio iold hrel , la pump,S with;eir rich coloration. "The word is spread- ing," Hyde said, noting that Doc Haberland of Powell always buys pumpkins for his daughter's classroom in Douglas, wher e she teaches school. This year he chose Hyde's pumpkins and bought 30. Most students now compliant with vaccination requirement BY BRAD DEVEREAUX -to sift through the paper- cause there was not enough A new law that requires students to receive vaccina- tions for chicken pox before attending school has caused some tough situations for school districts around Wy- oming, as they attempted to notify parents and stu- dents of the*change. But districts have had to make tough choices about how to enforce the law because of a depleted supply of vac- cines available throughout the state. Big Horn County School District No. 2 Nurse Meri- deth Despain said the law was passed in 2010 that requires every student to have either received a two- shot chicken pox vaccina- tion or to actually have con- tracted the virus at some point in their life. The law allows students 30 days from the start of school to comply. School districts did their best to alert parents of the new law, but the lack of vaccines paired with some parents not knowing about the new law caused a portion of local students to be out of compliance and scrambling to make vacci- nation appointments. Despain said Tuesday, Oct. 12, was the deadline and she had to put in extra hours Monday and Tuesday work that had been turned in. Despain said 140 stu- dents in the district were not compliant as of Wednes- day and phone calls were made to parents to alert them if their children had to be sent home. Out of 701 total district students, the group account s for about 20 percent. Despain said the majority of students had the necessary paperwork to return to school later on Wednesday. As of Tuesday, Oct. 19, Despain said near- ly all students were compli- ant and back at school. Some people felt they weren't notified well of the law, Despain said, despite the school's attempts to get the message out in a vari- ety of avenues including a letter sent to parents from the state and a second let- ter clarifying the new law. District One nurse Jodi Winland said the district used the vagueness of the new law to allow students some extra time. She said the law was vague as to whether the deadline was 30 calendar days or 30 school days from the first day of school. She said the adminis- tration team discussed the issue and decided students shouldn't be sent home be- vaccine to go around at the time. "We tried to be le. nient," she said. The district sent the initial letter to parents and sent a second clarify- ing letter to remind stu- dents and parents of the law last week. Despain said the vac- cine was released in 1995 and was recommended for Wyoming students until it was made a requirement in 2010. Despain said school nurses from around Wyo- ming complained about the law and tried without success to get the state to waive the 30-day deadline or phase in the new re- quirement. She said chicken pox cases have been less com- mon since the vaccine was released and that the new law would probably reduce cases even more. North Big Horn Hos- pital Clinic and Big Horn County Public Health of- rices were out of vaccines as of Tuesday, but both facilities are placing stu- dents on a waiting list if they need a vaccination. More doses are expected to be locally available by the end of October or ear- ly November, according to NBHH. Thursday, October 21, 2010 Volume 105, Number 19 Tiiley sexual assault trial alleges crimes against 00four victims Prosecutors call expert witness BY BRENDA TENBOER Jury selection in the trial for Marvin Tilley, 58, of Deaver was completed Monday in the Fifth Ju- dicial District Courtroom of Judge Steven Cranfill, and witness testimony be- gan Tuesday. The trial is expected to last more than five days. Deputy Big Horn Coun- ty Prosecuting Attorney James Hallman provided an opening statement Mon- day afternoon saying the state will show through evi- dence that Tilley sexual as- saulted as many as four dif- ferent women. Big Horn County Sher- iffs Deputy Jeff Angell, the lead investigator in the case, spent most of Tuesday morning reviewing steps he took during the investiga- tion. All of the crimes are al- leged to have taken place in Big Horn County a number of years ago, with three of the victims -- all juveniles at the time -- allegedly sex- ually assaulted between 1974 and 1984. While investigating a separate criminal matter, Angell said he first learned Tilley allegedly forced a then 17-year-old girl to have intercourse with him in his pickup. The second victim An- gell said he learned about through the investigation was a then 10-year-old girl who at times would babysit for Tilley's three children. Tilley, according to court documents, forced the girl to perform oral sex acts on a number of occasions and allegedly coerced her into having intercourse in his home near Deaver. The third victim told Angell she was sexually assaulted by Tilley when she was about 7 years old. She reported waking in the middle of the night to Tilley standing over her bed hav- ing exposed himself. She also reported fon- dling incidents. The fourth alleged vic- tim in the case was an adult at the time of the alleged rape in Greybull. Tilley, according to Angell's in- vestigation, forced his way through a locked screen door and forced a woman to have intercourse against her will while her two chil- dren were sleeping in the home. The woman was the only one of the victims who reported the crime to law enforcement authorities at the time, according to court documents. Angell said the woman first called her mother and then was taken to South Big Horn County Hospital by a Greybull police officer and had a biological exam conducted. See 'TILLEY,' page 7 Grizzly spirit runs. high BY BRAD DEVEREAUX The Rocky Mountain Grizzlies celebrated "A Hero's Homecoming" last week and school spirit was bursting as the Grizzlies steamrolled the Burlington Huskies in football and vol- leyball Friday. Student council co- sponsor Lea Sorens0n said the newRocky Mountain Middle/High School made it possible for new homecom- ing traditions to be born. The bonfire was lit Thursday night at the new football field in Cow- ley. Coaches gave speeches and introduced the play- ers on their teams, and the classes competed in fireside games. Homecoming royalty was announced at the bon- fire Thursday. Royalty are as follows: King Luke Le- onhardt, queen Lauren Pe- terson, senior attendants Kenya Rivera and Logan Bisby, junior attendants at homecoming See 'GRIZZ,' page 7 BRA, D]v'Jm,]eux Homecoming King Luke Leonhardt crowns Home- coming Queen Lauren Peterson during halftime of the homecoming football game Friday at the new RMHS field. See more photos from Rocky's home- coming on page 8. Paving starts Dvm Pecx Paving on the Southwest/Transmission Line phase of the Lovell Water and Sewer Project started Tuesday. Here, a Mountain Construction crew lays down blacktop on Jersey Avenue Tuesday afternoon. Ilium! i!i!i!lli!i ! !![I liU The Lovell Chronicle, 234 E. Main, Lovell, WY 82431, Contact us at: 548-2217, www.lovellchronicle.com ........................... - ............................. ;.,., ..........  ..... :L,  . . : . . II00ll]|]ll00|llll, l00ll Iil;ll|Ug]!llllllllllllllllltll Ililiil l|l !' ] 00llillil!;tKll,,, it] il IWil E I I00,i, Ii