DAILY NEWS photos courtesy Worland and Ten Sleep Libraries
Above, Audrey Shoyo (second from left) was recently honored by the Washakie County Library for her contribution of volunteer service to the Worland library. Audrey has been dusting the Worland book shelves for two years and always with a smile on her face. Pictured with Audrey are Karen Funk, library director and Worland librarians Shelly Nitchman and Lois Quail. Below, Ten Sleep Library volunteer Jessica Jackson was honored for engaging and enriching children during the library’s weekly story hour. Say the folks at the Ten Sleep Library, “Jessica’s readings and imaginative crafts have entertained children and adults alike.”
Plans underway for 10th annual
Hyattville Cowboy Carnival
HYATTVILLE — The people of Hyattville invite one
and all to the 10th Annual Hyattville Cowboy Carnival on Sunday, May
26 to benefit the Hyattville Community Center. According to a press
release from Linda Hamilton and Jessica Tharp, Hyattville Cowboy
Carnival committee, this family-fun day is filled with horse races,
live entertainment, working dog trials, horseshoes, live and silent
auctions, kids’ events, and a home cooked barbecue lunch.
Say Hamilton and Tharp, “Come and spend the day with us.”
The carnival begins on Sunday with Cowboy Church at 9 a.m. at the horse race track (air strip), followed directly by the sharp shooter competition and race registration at 10 a.m. Test your skills with your own rifle to see how you match up against the competition. The always popular horse, mule, bareback, and chuck wagon races will begin between 10:30 and 11 a.m. Riders from all over the basin will compete in 220 and 440 races with jackpots. Registration is $50, according to the release, and contestants can register on race day. Admission is free.
“You can back your vehicle right up to the track for tailgating and a good view,” said Tharp. “People can bid on their favorite contestants at the calcutta. For more information contact Dave Greer at 307-469-2336.”
The main gate at the community center and registration for the day’s other events will open at 10:30 a.m., with a $10 entry for adults, $5 for children or $25 for an immediate family.
“The gate fee includes Casey Greer’s barbecue lunch and is good for the rest of the day,” said Tharp. “Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. and will include beef, lamb, pork, and homemade pies served at 4 p.m. Contest pies must be delivered to the kitchen by noon to qualify for judging.”
Also opening at 10:30 Sunday morning will be the book sale (with an all new selection), quilt show and photo displays. Dozens of handmade quilts from all over the Big Horn Basin will be on display in the main building, and these works of art are treasures to see, according to the release. Anyone interested in entering a quilt must drop it off at a designated location one week before the carnival, where they will be returned afterward. Contact Marylou Doyle for more quilt information at 307-469-2253, and to find out more about the photo contest log on to the Web site listed below.
Kids will enjoy a chance to enter the youth showmanship sheep show at 11:30 a.m. (contact Carl Nielsen 469-2244), and pony rides and a petting zoo at noon, along with other fun kids’ games.
“They can also milk Hollywood the cow,” said Tharp.
A plant/craft sale, Bingo, and silent auction will also start at noon. Children can register for the 2:30 p.m. BB Gun shoot at the main gate (no personal guns, please).
The Chauncey McMillan Memorial Sheep Dog Competition is slated for 1 p.m. on the main grounds and always draws a big crowd, according to Tharp. Competitors bring their dogs from across Wyoming and Montana, and it features two classes; one for ranch dogs who have never entered a sanctioned dog trial before and another for dogs who have previously competed. Entry fees are $35 per dog, and only dogs entered in the competition will be allowed on the grounds with a leash. Contact Jill Tharp at 307-469-2235 for more information.
Also at one o’clock are the cribbage and horseshoe tournaments. Cribbage contestants will need to bring a board and cards for one-on-one matches. Entry fee will be $10 per person with a $100 pot and 90 percent payback. Rules will be discussed prior to the tournament.
The Community Center Board is pleased to welcome back the band PrairieGrass from Thermopolis for this year’s live entertainment at 12:30 p.m., sponsored by ANB Bank. The afternoon will end with the live auction by Gary Nash at 4:30. The auction will feature artwork, jewelry, a lobster dinner, specialty items and more.
For more information about the 2013 Cowboy Carnival, please log on to www.hyattville.org.
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