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Panguitch • Panguitch Lake • Hatch • Bryce • Tropic • Antimony • Henrieville • Cannonville • Escalante • Boulder • Fremont • Loa • Lyman Bicknell • Teasdale • Torrey • Grover • Fruita • Caineville • Hanksville UTAH 4-H TURNS 100 IN 2012 The year 2012 marks the centennial for Utah State University Extension 4-H, part of the nation’s largest youth development organization. The theme, “Celebrating the Past, Creating the Future,” will be integrated into 4-H events held around the state through the year. Widely known for its early roots in cooking and agriculture, 4-H has grown during the last century to include offerings such as rocketry, robotics and global positioning systems. The organization reaches every corner of the country with more than 6 million youths in urban neighborhoods, suburban schoolyards and rural farming communities and supports young people from elementary school through high school, according to Head, heart, hands and health are the four H’s in 4-H and are the four values members work on while participating in the program. According to Kevin Kesler, USU Extension director of Utah 4-H programs, many people attribute their success to 4-H. “It is amazing how many people tell me they were in 4-H as a youth, and they then tell me how much 4-H contributed to their success in life,” he said. “We hope that the 4-H centennial events held around the state will provide an opportunity for 4-H alumni to come together and also to experience today’s 4-H program.” According to Kesler, there are approximately 8,000 volunteers in Utah working with more than 75,000 youths in the Utah 4-H Program. The 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development, conducted by the Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development at Tufts University, shows young people involved with 4-H are nearly two times more likely to get better grades in school, nearly two times more likely to plan to go to college, 41 percent less likely to engage in risky behaviors and 25 percent more likely to positively contribute to their families and communities. The research-driven programming of 4-H allows young people to engage in issues from global food security, climate change and sustainable energy to childhood obesity and food safety, according to Out-of-school 4-H programs, in-school enrichment programs, clubs and camps also offer a wide variety of science, engineering, technology and applied math educational opportunities. “Celebrating the Past, Creating the Future,” Utah 4-H’s state centennial celebration will be held Thursday, July 12, through Saturday, July 14, at Utah State University. Activities will include youth and adult workshops, youth contests, a 4-H alumni reunion, 4-H Hall of Fame awards, banquets, a barbecue on the quad, games, alumni contests and awards. Individual county events will also be held throughout the year. Contact specific county Extension offices for more information. Kesler said it is his goal that by the end of the 4-H centennial year, everyone in the state will know that 4-H is alive and well. “We invite everyone to join 4-H alumni and friends in ‘Celebrating the Past, Creating the Future,’” he said. For further information on Utah Extension’s 4-H centennial celebration, contact Kesler’s office at 435-7974444 or visit For local 4-H Centennial Celebration Events contact Garfield County 4-H Office 435-676-1113 or Garfield County 4-H Assistant Cassie Lyman 435-826-4088. PANGUITCH WEATHER Thursday, May 31, 2012 • Issue # 946 TRACTOR PULL AND VINTAGE CAR SHOW AT QUILT WALK FESTIVAL Saturday, June 9, 2012 will be the date for the 2nd annual tractor pull. This year there will also be a Vintage Car show. All participants are invited to kick off the event with a parade at 10:00, then following the parade there will be our famous quilt walk races with a team of 7, walking on quilts, it takes a lot of co- operation to get 7 people down main street walking on quilts! The Tractor Pull and Vintage Car Show at the Panguitch Rodeo grounds will be next. Both are free to the public. Tractor pulls are becoming a very popular event. A Tractor Pull is a contest between different classes of tractors, small engine, medium engine, large engine and diesel engines. They pull a sled to see how far they can pull it. The farther you go the heavier it gets. It is mostly for antique tractors but if the modern day tractors want to do it they can. There is a fee for each time a tractor pulls. It is $5.00 for a member, $10.00 for non-member. Any one can join and it is $35.00 for the year. Registration for the event will take place that morning at 8:00 a.m. at the city offices in Panguitch. Old Tractors and Vintage cars are welcome to participate in the parade also. Please call Wally Veater at 435-616-8376 or Joe Nay at 435-676-8034 for questions or additional information. It’s really fun to watch. LOA WEATHER DAVCO BUILDING THE SNUGGLE INN......................................................836-2898 55 South Main, Loa ( ) Conference Rooms - meetings, socials, business, reunions, shower rooms, etc. TOSCONOS PIZZERIA.................................................836-2500 Hours: Open: Mon - Sat: 11-8pm ~ Closed Sundays. 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It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable. John Kenneth Galbraith Wayne Phone: 435-836-2622 Garfield Phone: 435-676-2621 Fax 1-888-370-8546 PO BOX 472, Loa, Utah 84747 ALL content for THE WAYNE &GARFIELD COUNTY INSIDER must be submitted on FRIDAY BEFORE 5:00 PM to be included in the following Thursday edition of the paper. BOXHOLDER PRE-SORT STANDARD PAID LOA, UTAH PERMIT No. 5

May 31, 2012 Wayne & Garfield County Insider

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