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14 J The Lovell Chronicle I November 1,2012 DAVID PECK Work is continuing on the demolition of the old Lovell hospital on East 10th Street this week. Here, a Wyoming Demolition excavator works among carefully segregated piles of material. I Eagle Scout Court of Honor held for McArthur An Eagle Scout Court of Honor was held for My- sen D.W. McArthur on Sat- urday, Oct. 13. McArthur is the son of Mel and Jen McArthur of Lovell. For his Eagle Scout project, McArthur organized and supervised more than 40 people as they assembled and waterproofed 40 pic- nic tables for the National Park Service. These tables are being used in the Trail Creek Campground at Bar- ry's Landing. McArthur completed the project on June 11 with 108 donated service hours, sav- ing the National Park Ser- vice an estimated $1,600. An American flag flew over the United States Cap- itol at the request of U. S. Senator John Barrasso in honor of McArthur. McArthur earned 34 merit badges and also earned his Bronze and Sil- ver Eagle Palms. He is a nominee for the Order of the Arrow. Other special scouting awards he has earned include: Arrow of Light, Cub Scout Square Knot Patch, LDS Scout- ing award "On My Honor," NOA camping, World Con- servation Award, the Leave No Trace Awareness Award and the NYLT Leadership Training Award. Mysen McArthur "What I learned from my Eagle Scout project is what it takes to be a good leader," McArthur said. "I felt compassion for moth- ers, because monitoring a group of boys takes a lot of hard work. I also learned how to serve others before myself and when you're a leader you do things that will benefit others." "I learned gratitude to- ward people who are willing to show support for leader- ship. Lastly, the thing that I learned from this great experience is how good peo- ple are the ones who create good leaders." BY DAVID PECK For Lovell Mayor Bruce Morrison, the Town of Lovell's $2.2 million in projects to be funded by the sixth-cent specific use sales tax may not be essen- tial, but they are part of the town's effort to improve fa- cilities and infrastructure for the public. Lovell has proposed four projects for the specific use tax: a new building for the Lovell-Kane Museum, improvements to the Lovell Rodeo Grounds, street pav- ing and a golf cart barn at the Foster Gulch Golf Course. .... The number one proj- ect is the museum building, the mayor said. The muse- um board has been search- ing for a building for a cou- ple of years, to no avail. If the sales tax passes, a new building would be con- structed on the town lot di- rectly south of Mayes Fab- ric at Fifth and Oregon. The building is estimated to cost $1.5 million. "I have to give it to the (museum) board," Morrison said. "They've worked real- ly hard with their fundrais- ing and everything they've done to get a facility to put material in for preserva- tion. A lot of things need to be displayed from the lo- cal area, and visiting with them, we felt this would be a faster way for them to get a building. "The bottom line is: they're going to have a building. This is just a way to speed the process up. They'll design it exactly how they want it. That's a big factor." Probably next in im- portance : I rison .said, is he rodeo grounds project including restrooms and a concessions stand to the tune of $110,000. "That's a priority, too, because we have a rodeo grounds master plan and we are looking to find ways to help that plan come to fruition," the mayor said. "That would be a great start to have the restrooms and the concessions stand. That was kind of a priori- ty for the board (the Lovell Western Arena and Motor Sports Center Board)." Also identified as a need by the town council is paving five streets in town that were never paved in previous projects and re- main dirt roads: 9th from Montana to Shoshone, Kan- sas from 9th to the Globe Canal, 2nd from Jersey to Idaho, Big Horn from 2nd to 1st and 1st from Oregon to Big Horn. The $550,000 project would include paving and curb and gutter work, but no sidewalks ...... "We've asked people in the past to form a special improvement district, and they say they just can't do it," Morrison said. The fourth project is a golf cart barn at the Foster Gulch Golf Course, carrying a price tag of $40,000. "There was a big dis- cussion (on the golf course board), and some said (the priority was) the golf cart barn, and some said golf course improvements," Morrison said. "There's a need for cart storage for members. Everything we do out there is for revenue producing." If the cart barn could be built with the sixth-cent money, revenue could flow directly into golf course im- provements, he said. "The golf course is one of the biggest assets we have in the community, be- cause it brings in a lot of outside dollars," Morrison said. Whether the specif- ic use tax passes or not, the most positive thing is the piocess, i.tself;. Mo r.i- son said, with mayors and other town leaders work- ing together and uniting the county - "getting ev- eryone on the same page," he said. "We really feel the needs of those small com- munities, who can't afford projects," the mayor add- ed, mentioning specifical- ly Manderson, which has a "broken down water tank." Croft returns from mission Ryan Croft, son of Rob- ert and Michelle Croft of Lovell, recently returned from serving two years in the Santiago Chile East Mission. This is the small- est proselyting mission in the world. He spoke in the Lovell Fifth Ward on Oct. 15. "One of the greatest les- sons that I learned was to understand how great an effect we can have in the lives of others. What we do for others has an eternal consequence for good or bad .for generations. We mat- ter to others. They matter to us. May we become the person we need to become through putting ourselves aside for a brief moment to truly find who we really are," said Ryan. "An example of this was seen in my first area where I served. A 75-year lady was extremely ill, scream- ing with all her might that she did not want to live Ryan Croft anymore. After receiving a priesthood blessing, we saw her a couple of days later working in her garden. She said the following, 'I did not want to live before, but now I do. I have lots more years to live.'" Everyone is invited November 8, 2012 1 pm Family Dining Room NEW HORIZONS CARE CENTER "Diabetes, Taking it to Heart" by Dr. Troy Ca/dwell 1115 Lane 12, Lovell, WY 82431 307-548-5200 www.nbhh.com :,-'..... ...,...,. ..... . :. Thursday, November 1,2012 7 pm Lovell Community Center the 6% We want to make sure you are all fully aware that if this additional sales tax were to pass that the three towns would be paying nearly 80% of the total loan amount requested for all nine of the town's projects in Big Horn County! Over $24.8 million dollars is being requested for special ..... improvements in the nine towns. Please be sure to realize that Basin, Greybull, and Lovell would be paying back over $20 million dollars to receive the benefit of $8.3 million. That is paying back nearly $3 for every $1 the three towns were to receive. We are not saying Vote YES nor are we saying Vote NO. We just want YOU the VOTER to be INFORMED and to realize how this would work and how this would get P IID. Simply put, the money generated in your town would not just stay in your town, it would spread throughout all nine towns in Big Horn County. This would become one structured loan, payable over the next 13 years, totaling over $24.8 million, plus interest, for all nine of the town's projects.= Paid for by Concerned Citizens for the Betterment & Development of Big Horn County