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6 I The Lovell Chronicle I October 28, 2010 www.LovellChronicle.com GOP bus tour Republicans pledge service to Big Horn County BY DAVID PECK Though only three of the promised statewide can- didates and officials were in attendance, an enthusiastic group of Republicans greet- ed the GOP Bus Tour when it stopped in Lovell Monday afternoon. Cold, windy weather forced the gathering in- doors from the planned ral- ly at the Lovell Veterans Park, but there was am- ple room in Best Buy Auto, where the large group gath- ered for conversation and refreshments. The tour left Cheyenne Saturday and traveled to Torrington, Wheatland, Lusk, Douglas, Casper, Newcastle, Sundance, Gil- lette, Buffalo and Sheridan before arriving in Lovell. The tour was to contin- ue on to Powell and Cody later Monday afternoon and evening before backtrack- ing to Greybull and points beyond Tuesday morning. Leading the group was Sen. Mike Enzi, who was traveling on the tour even though he is not up for re- election this year. "This is the old-fash- ioned way of campaigning," Enzi said. "We still do it in Wyoming. We're going to 23 counties. It isn't done this way anywhere else in the country. During the last 10 days before the election we're getting around the state to make sure you meet the candidates." Republican guberna- torial nominee Matt Mead did not make the trip to the Big Horn Basin, nor did U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis. Both were en route to Riv- erton for Monday night's debate on Wyoming Pub- lic Television. State Supt. of Public Instruction nomi- nee Cindy Hill also did not make the trip because she was preparing for a meet- ing with a newspaper edi- torial board, Enzi said, and he said Sen. John Barrass0 (not up for re-election) was attending his mother's 88th birthday party. "John is doing a phe- nomenal job in Washing- ton," Enzi said, "and Cyn- thia (Lummis) is a big part of our team. She's one of 435 people in the House, and she's prepared, leads and speaks well. She will be in the House leadership. We are getting things done DAVm PECK Wyoming Secretary of State Max Maxfield makes a point as Sen. Mike Enzi looks on during the GOP Bus Tour stop in Lovell Monday afternoon at Best Buy Auto. and watching out for Wyo- ming." Enzi urged Republicans to not only vote for the Wyo- ming GOP ticket but to also speak to friends and fam- ily members out of state to encourage them to vote Re- publican and "fix the things that have gotten screwed up in the House." If the Re- publicans gain the majority in the Senate, he noted, he would be the ranking mem- ber of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pen- sions Committee where "a lot of the fixing needs to happen." He said he's proud of his health care plan he has been promot- ing for years, and he said his plan does the things the Obama health care reform act promised but did not de- iier: .................... *l MAXFIELD HOME "I'm home," Secretary of State Max Maxfield said when taking his turn to speak. "Big Horn Coun- ty and Lovell in particular have been my second home for many years. I'm the only statewide candidate to an' nounce in Lovell, and I've done so five times. I went this summer to both Mus- tang Days and Deaver Days (the Deaver Festival in Sep- tember). "These towns are what it's all about," he added, not- ing that he supports more funding for the State Loan and Investment Board to help communities and coun- ties in Wyoming. "Gayla and I have traveled miles and miles campaigning, and when people ask me why are you here, I give them the same answer: You don't owe us your vote. We owe it to you to come out to communities like Lovell and listen and look people in the eye and ask for that treasure that is your vote. "That makes us hum- ble, and at the point where we're not humble about it, we ought to get out of office. We're here to serve you. This bus tour is an exam- ple. We care about listening to what's going on in Lovell and Deaver and all the oth- er places - not just Chey- enne." Maxfield introduced GOP nominee for State Auditor Cynthia Cloud of Cody, who he said "worked as hard as anybody in the primary election." Cloud said she is ready to roll up her sleeves and get to work, noting that she is looking forward to working with Mead, who she said is the first candidate to arrive at campaign gatherings and the last to leave." She said the GOP has a "great slate of candidates," noting that State Treasurer Joe Meyer is a good conserv- ative, Maxfield has a wealth of knowledge and history to bring to the table and Cin- dy Hill has a passion for improving the educational system in Wyoming. Rep. Elaine Harvey pledged to work hard for citizens over the next two years, and Roger Hiser not- ed that when two of his sons didn't receive back pay for their service in the Nation- al Guard, Harvey cleared up the issue and they 'eceived checks in 48 hotxrs. Sen. Ray Peterson said it is great working with Harvey and Rep. Dave Bon- ner of Powell. He said it is great serving the people of Big Horn and Park counties, and he said he's looking for- ward to another four years now that he has "learned the ropes and the tricks of the trade" in the Wyoming Legislature. NBHH board approves new ambulance BY BRAD DEVEREAUX After considering sev- eral options at their regu- lar monthly board meeting Tuesday, Oct. 19, the North Big Horn Hospital Board of Trustees authorized the pur- chase of a new ambulance. The board voted to approve the purchase of a new 4x4 ambulance from Peak Motor Coach. Director of Ambulato- ry Services Scott Murphey talked about three different options for new ambulances to the board. After hearing the advantages and disad- vantages of the three types of ambulances, the board approved a motion to autho- rize Murphey to purchase a 2011 Ford F-150 Peak Mo- tor Coach for $148,106, or the best price he can negoti- ate. Murphey told the board it would be about six to sev- en months before the vehi- cle could be delivered. Board members said they liked several features of the Peak ambulance including a lon- ger wheelbase for a smooth- er ride, and the fact that it is a 2011 Ford vehicle. The Peak ambulance was also the middle option in price, with one option more expen- sive and another option less expensive. CEO Rick Schroeder told the board about how he spoke up to have a ruling on a new law suspended that affected hospitals across the country. Schroeder said the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid law requires a medical provider to be pres- ent for any and all house visits. Schroeder said the law was impractical because providers were expected to attend even the most rou- tine house visits. After speaking with rep- resentatives of the CMS, Schroeder said they decided to suspend the ruling to al- low for more time for public comment. "I couldn't believe the CMS listened to a little hos= pital in Wyoming, but they did," Schroeder said. • The board looked at a list of possible funding sources for future construc- tion outlined in the facility master plan. Board mem- bers talked about having a work meeting to further dis- cuss how they will proceed with the plan to rebuild the facility in several phases. Board member Bruce Wacker said he would like to discuss all the questions that members of the public might ask if the board ever has to pass additional mill levies in the future to help fund a portion of the project. He said they would have to come up with more concrete figures for each phase and determine what would be in- cluded in each phase before moving forward. The board agreed to meet around Jan- uary to discuss the facility master plan issues. • Kylee Gee of the Bill- ings Clinic notified the board that NBHH is eligible to operate under the Billings Clinic's umbrella of purchas- ing power through a new deal for purchasing equip- ment through Premier. • The board approved the annual review of govern- ing body bylaws after look- ing at them and recalling they took a hard look at the bylaws last year and agreed it didn't need to be changed. • Schroeder reported that he recently spoke to the Lovell Area Chamber of Commerce and said it was a great opportunity for him to explain the three mills of funding for the hospital dis- trict that will be an item on the Nov. 2 ballet. • The board voted to approve the purchase of a Phillips defibrillator/12 lead EKG monitor for a cost of $21,909 or less, depend- ing on savings the hospital may be able to get through the Billings Clinic. The modern defibrillator replac- es an older model in use at NBHH and allows respond- ers to transmit data from the field and store and send all patient data electroni- cally. • The board approved the purchase of a cabinet for each room in the clinic to hold a computer worksta- tion. Toner said the bedside access to computers would improve workflow and allow ii/rgS 16 'double 'le'ck pre- scriptionCffld other records right away. The cabinets would also be used to lock and store some medications (like eye drops and lotions) for individual patients. The board approved the purchase but instruct- ed Toner to first check with a local cabinet-making shop to see if they could build the cabinets at the same or a cheaper cost. Come to Maverik Friday, Oct. 29 and help us win a brownie contest! pick up a dozen for $10. ADVENTURE'S FIRST STOP 211 W. M ' .. Bring the kids in from I-4 and let them decorate their own Halloween Brownie! FIGH'I' Ill FLu Get your immunization at North Big Horn Hospital Clinic! Call 548-5201 "°"' for information. NORTH BIG HORN HOSPITAL CLINIC 1115 Lane 12 • Lovell, WY • 548-5201 . Store I [ovell fllgh Schoot 00eplembek' Student 0| ihe R0nlh Susie Shumway Susie Shumway was voted student .... of the montb tbr September by the ....... Lovell High School staff. Susie is a junior at LHS and was nominated by her American History teacher Caleb Sanders fbr the great effort and exemplary essay writing she did in his class. Her favorite subjects in school are math and history. Her favorite thing about high school is learning new things and banging out with friends. Susie participates in cross-country, basketball and track. Other awards and accom- plishments fbr Susie include Na- tional Honor Society, a 4.00 GPA, and Young Woman in Excellence Award. Her ftlttlre goal is to attend the University of Wyoming. Susie is the daughter of Glynn and Joyce Collins. 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