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14 I The Lovell Chronicle I October 27, 2011 School District #2 Two special teachers join special ed staff BY PATTI CARPENTER Teachers Linda Wombolt and Ma- ria Haire have something in common. They both love helping the kids who need their help the most. Wombolt is a new special educa- tion teacher at Lovell Middle School. Wombolt recently worked at Cloud Peak Middle School in Basin for three years. Prior to that she worked as a special education teacher in Idaho. She grew up in Laurel and still has family there. Moving to Lovell brings her closer to her family and that is a "bonus" for her. Her degree is from Montana State University in Billings. She majored in elementary education and later added special education as part of a double major. After taking her first course in special education, performing some volunteer work and observation, Wombolt realized it was an area she wanted to study further. Over time it became her area of specialization and led her to a career as a special educa- tion teacher. "Immediately I just loved doing it," she said. "I like the relationship you form with the kids and although I work in groups at the middle school level, I enjoy the one-on-one interaction." Wombolt has a great deal of empa- thy for parents of children with spe- cial needs because her own son has struggled with attention deficit disor- der. "The thing is with these kids is that it is sometimes the little things that make a big difference in their lives," said Wombolt. "It's those little things that most people would take for granted. For some kids it takes a lot of practice and hard work just to manage their day. These kids do work really hard." Wombolt likes the school system in Wyoming and thinks overall it's a good system. She is familiar with the system because her own son attended Wyoming schools and she saw his suc- cess first hand. Wombolt believes that early inter- vention is the key. "It can make a world of difference in the progress and the outcome of the child's education," she said. "Our goal Linda Wombolt Maria Haire is always to make as much progress with the student as possible and even though they have special needs that doesn't mean that they cannot make progress." According to Wombolt one of, the biggest challenges for anyone work- ing in special education is to see the tremendous growth students make in the classroom that isn't necessarily reflected in their test scores. "My goal for the kids is not only for them to show progress but that they will be able to go out into the real world and be successful," said Wom- bolt. "I really don't like the word dis- ability. I like to talk about abilities. I like to focus on what those abilities are and how they can develop them to be success. What is really important is how those abilities can progress enough to be successful in life." Maria Haire is the new K-5 Re- source Teacher at Lovell Elementary School. Haire worked as a special educa- tion paraprofessional for five years in Powell at the middle school level. She also worked for five years in a pro- gram called workability in California. She has a degree in special educa- tion from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Ariz. Working with children who have special education needs is a "dream" for her. "When I drive home I'm smiling every day," said Haire. "It's amazing and my friends probably think I'm ex- aggerating because I'm always telling them how much I love my job." Haire considers her greatest strength in language arts and read- ing. "I feel really strong in developing reading comprehension lessons that are individual to my students," said Haire. "They are reacting really posi- tively. We're already seeing scores go up." Haire works with about 12 chil- dren in her program. Three parapro- fessionals help provide the individual attention that some of the children need. The program includes children as young as kindergarten age through fifth grade. "The job in itself is amazing, we have great kids that are eager to learn," said Haire. Haire also believes that early in- tervention is the key. The amount of time students spend in her classroom varies depending on age and attention span. Fourth and fifth graders might be with her for an hour and half, while kindergarteners may only spend 30 minutes. The amount of time var- ies based on the student's individual needs. "I truly believe with this popu- lation we have to be hands on," said Haire, who rewards her students with educational games between lessons. PiJblic not:ices Mnntana.Oaknta a cnst chanes PUBLIC NOTICE The Wyoming Public Service Commission (Commission) has grant ed Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. (MDU) authority to pass on whole sale gas cost changes, including: [i] a decrease of $0.175 per deca. therm (Dth) for Residential and Firm General Service customers; [ii a decrease of $0.154 per Dth to Interruptible customers; and [iii] ar increase of $0.784 per Dth to Seasonal Firm customers. The increase to Seasonal Firm customers reflects movement frorr summer to winter rates The proposed changes in rates are subjecl to notice, protest, intervention, refund, opportunity for hearing anc such other orders as the Commission may deem appropriate. The proposed changes in rates will affect all customers in MDU's Wyoming service territory, and are proposed to go into effect foe usage on and after October 3, 2011. The proposed pass-on will result in an estimated net decrease of approximately $31,621 in the Company's revenues during October 2011 based upon estimated sales volumes for the month. MDU's current and proposed rates for its Residential customers, in dollars per Dth, are: Tariff Item Proposed Current Net Cost Cost Change Purchased Gas Cost $4,963 ($0.243) Surcharge Adjustment (CBA) qon-Core Revenue Credit Total Purchased Gas Cost $0.081 ($0.106) $4.938 $5.206 ($0.0O8) ($0.085) $5.113 $0.089 ($0.021) ($0.175) Distribution Delivery Charge $0.633 $0.633 $0.000 Conservation Tracking $0.000 $0.002 ($0.002) Adjustment Total Gas Cost $5.571 $5.748 ($0.177) The average Residential customer using 7 Dths in October 2011 may expect a decrease of $1.23 or about 2.3%. Actual bills wil vary with usage. Customers served under other service schedule., should contact MDU for details on how the changes will affect them Sections 249 and 250 of the Commission's Rules allow a utility t pass on to its customers known or prospective wholesale commodit cost increases or decreases, subject to public notice, opportunity fo hearing and refund. MDU's application is on file in its Wyoming business offices anc at the Commission's office in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and may be inspected by any interested person during regular business hours. Anyone desiring to file a public comment, statement, protest, intervention petition or request for a public hearing in this matter must file with the Commission in writing on or before November 10, 2011. Intervention petitions and requests for a public hearing shall set forth the grounds on which they are made and the position and interest of the petitioner in this proceeding. If you wish to intervene in this matter or request a public hearing that you will attend, or you wish to file a public comment, statement, protest, and you require reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the Commission at (307) 777-7427, or write to the Commission at 2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 300, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002, to make arrangements. Communications impaired persons may also contact the Commission by accessing Wyoming Relay at 711. Please mention Docket No. 30013-251-GP-11 in your communications. Dated: October 12, 2011. Publish: October 20 & 27, 2011 Lovell Chronicle tatement nf ownerhin UNITEDSTATE$ Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation POSTr.$ERVICE (/MI Periodicals PUblications Except Recluelter Publications) t PTte* z r,q,,llm Nwtt, .m ................. 3tqd I-to1,1ol o=,o,,1.,o, one pe ueek I 52 ot o cou y The Loveil Chronicle. P, O. BoX 787, 234 B. Haln St. Davtd H. Peck Lovel, l, Bg Born COUnty,  82h31 "20mfctJcrewu,* same as umbet 7 above David B. Neck, P. O. Box 787. 234 K. Ktn, oveLl k 82431 5am as Fub1sber above ss=e as Publlsher above Dsvd B. Peck ,.,,p,.=, M  .. A=,=V,m P. O. Box 787, 234 h. n Love11, WY82431 l P. O. BOX 787, 234 I B, l Hln, Lovell,  82431 11 Knowfl ond holdetl, Mm, Id Ctt loudty Hoef Owln  The Lovell Cron.cle October 13. 2011 2,300 2,300 413 413 876 876 75t 716 0 O 2,005 0 0 0 0 0 10 10 10 PS Fo 326, pwr 2t (Pge 2 0t 3) Publish: October 27, 2011 APPLICATIONS REQUESTED Byron Solid Waste Disposal District Board Letters of Application are requested from residents of the Byron Solid Waste Disposal District who are interested in serving on the Byron Solid Waste Disposal District Board. Mail applications to Big Horn County Commissioners P.O. Box 31 Basin, WY 82410 by 5:00 PM, November 14, 2011. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ===-'APPLICATIONS REQUESTED=' Letters of Application are requested from residents of Big Horn County who are interested in serving on the Big Horn County Fair Board. There will be three positions available. MAIL YOUR APPLICATION TO: Big Horn County Commissioners PO Box 31, Basin, WY 82410 Deadline: November 14, 2011 by 5:00 PM BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS The elders of NEW HORIZONS CARE CENTER invite you to ou TaEAT at the Care Center from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, October 31. 1115 Lane 12 Lovell 548-5200, www.nbhh.com Town Lunch Buffet $7 99 Tues. - Fri. 11 am - 2:30 pm Sat. & Sun. 11 am - 4 pm Dinner Buffet $10 99 Tues. - Fri. 4:30 - 9 pm Sat & Sun. 4 - 9 pm Sept. 1 - May 30 In POWI! a,t, i, , ' 15i EJ COulter, 74-7994 " Open Tues. = $L In Cody at 937 Sheridan Ave,, 586-9798 Open Sun. - Sat. 11 am - 9:30 pm Carry-Out Available WHSAA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS iBAMIE, MI'OMING-WAR MF, MORIAL STADIUM NOVEMBER ! 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