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With the exception of the summer, Dr. Trek Lyons, the team physician at USU, has a difficult time finding a day off. Whether it’s his duties as an orthopedist at Canyon View Orthopedics or tending to Aggie student-athletes at a wealth of competitions, Lyons is constantly busy. Spend a day with the team doctor on Page 8.

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“When I got to medical school, I knew I wanted to be involved with sports medicine or with orthopedics somehow,” Lyons says. “Once I got into that route and got into my residency, I knew I wanted to be a team doc. ... You get to be around motivated patients, motivated individuals and I thought I’d like to do that.” — Read more on Page 8. Photo illustration by Meegan M. Reid

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ODAY’S COLUMN IS dedicated to one of the nicest, most genuine people I know — The Factory’s Fernando. If you have ever been to this awesome place, you’ve no doubt seen Fernando, whether he’s behind the counter taking your order, bringing you your food, cleaning off tables or just chatting with customers. He’s one of those people you wish all restaurants had. He’s friendly, always excited to see you, more than willing to help with anything you might need and good for a joke or two. It’s also nice that the minute I walk in the door and Fernando sees me, he’s already writing down my order. He knows I always want a Diet Pepsi and a green salad with ranch on the side (no tomatoes), and he usually asks: “Are you

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having nachos or pizza today?” (Sometimes we like to throw him off by ordering one of their delicious pasta dishes or a sandwich; but usually we need a small pizza or an order of “loaded” nachos.) The whole time we’re there he checks on us to make sure there’s nothing we need; if they’re not too busy he’ll sit down and chat for awhile. In fact, we probably wouldn’t go to The Factory as often as we do if it weren’t for Fernando and Carlos — we always feel welcome and wanted there, kind of like we “belong.” That may sound corny, but it’s true. There are so many local restaurants that just want you in and out, but at The Factory we’re welcome, often encouraged, to get comfortable and stay as long as we like. So thank you, Fernando, for giving us somewhere to go — and for always being there when we do. Have a great weekend, everyone! — Jamie Baer Nielson Cache Magazine editor

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(Page 5) Meet the Logan boy who got to meet the real Harry Potter

Learn about rock art at USU’s Museum of Anthropology

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This cat is available for adoption! Pet: Dixie From: Cache Humane Society Why she’s so lovable: “(Dixie) is very quiet and too often gets overlooked. She is very loving and laid-back. She is good with other cats and children. I love this mature cat because she is so quiet and loving. Dixie has been with the shelter for several months and needs a good home. You can adopt Dixie for $30 or foster her at no charge. Come by the Cache Humane Society Shelter at 2370 W. 200 North in Logan to see this wonderful cat.” Of course the shelter has MANY more cats and dogs to choose from, plus birds and rabbits who also need loving homes! For more information, visit www.cachehumane.org.

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Award-winning blues musician comes to Lyric

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USICIAN Brooks Williams will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Caine Lyric Theatre in Logan. Williams is a blues-singing, guitar-picking, bottleneckslide-playing, certified road warrior who has been wowing audiences for 21 years on stages at clubs and festivals throughout the United States, Canada, Ireland, the United Kingdom and, most recently, Istanbul, Turkey. A native of Statesboro, Ga., Williams’ guitar skills won him a place on the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists list, in company with the likes of Michael Hedges, Chet Atkins, Leo Kottke, Doc Watson and David

Bona fide road warrior • Who: Brooks Williams • When: 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 28 • Where: Caine Lyric Theatre • More information: Call 757-3468

Bromberg, to name a few. He has released more than 16 CDs. “The Time I Spend With You,” 2008’s tour-de-force, went to No. 3 on the FOLKDJ charts (with three top 10 singles, including the Mississippi Fred McDowell standard, “61 Highway”) and remained on the charts for six months. As one of the world’s premier acoustic guitarists and singers, Williams continues to tour worldwide, every night delivering the deepest and most intense interpretations of everything from early blues songs to his recent original compositions. For more information, call 757-3468 or visit www.brooks williams.com.

Cache Chamber Orchestra HE CACHE CHAMBER T Orchestra, an all-volunteer community organization now in its 35th

season, will present its annual winter concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 1, in the Kent Concert Hall of the Chase Fine Arts Center at Utah State University. Admission is free and everyone is invited. The orchestra has a tradition of featuring a local pianist in its winter concert. The soloist for this year’s concert will be 17-year-old Timera Bradley, the daughter of Terry and Kareen Bradley of Howell, Utah. She is currently a student of USU emeritus professor Betty Beecher. She will perform the first movement of Mendelssohn’s “Piano Concerto No. 2.” The program will open with the “Overture to Oberon” by Von Weber. It is an exciting and dramatic overture that sets a fast pace with extended runs and lyric melodies. Follow-

ing the soloist the orchestra will play two movements from Bizet’s “Symphony in C.” Bizet is perhaps best known for his opera “Carmen”; “Symphony in C” is his only symphony. The remainder of Bradley the program will be comprised of shorter works with the familiar and rousing “Troika” by Prokoieff concluding the program. The Cache Chamber orchestra is open to community musicians and is sponsored by the department of music at USU. They rehearse once a week during the academic year and perform three concerts. Community members who want additional information about the orchestra should contact director Robert Frost at rsfrost@pcu.net.

2009 Wassermann Festival PENCER MYER, THE S gold medalist from the 2008 New Orleans International Piano

Competition, will open the 2009 Wassermann Festival at Utah State University at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, at USU’s Manon Caine Russell-Kathryn Caine Wanlass Performance Hall. Myer will perform selections by Handel, Schubert, Albeniz and Liszt. Tickets for all solo recitals during the festival are available through the Caine School of the Arts Box Office, 797-8022, or online at http://csaboxoffice.usu.edu. Reserved seating (per concert) is $15 and student tickets are $7.50. Myer is taking time in his busy schedule to appear at USU and support the festival, and through his appearance, Wassermann audience members have the chance to hear a potential Van Cliburn competition participant. Myer was featured in a

Feb. 19 broadcast on “Performance Today,” heard locally on Utah Public Radio. He was included in the two-hour program as he performed in a qualifying round for the Van Cliburn Myer International Piano Competition, a competition compared to the Olympics by “Performance Today.” Director R. Dennis Hirst has secured pledges of support from Myer and his fellow performers, all renowned concert pianists, to perform this spring in benefit of USU’s Wassermann Festival and in support of the 2010 festival. This is a return appearance by Myer to the festival. For more information, visit www. usu.edu/wassermann.

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A Note from the Cache Humane Society Shelter

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I! MY NAME IS Earl. I am a “Reading With Cats” therapy cat at the Cache Humane Society Animal Shelter. My job is to assist humans to learn and enjoy reading. No, I don’t teach you to read because it looks like dog scratch to me, but I motivate and comfort. I don’t nag, judge or criticize. I don’t care if you have a speech problem, strong accent or miss a word. I love to sit with my human and listen to them read me a story. There’s only one catch: My reader has to give me a long belly rub at least once during every story. There are four other cats who work with me and I would like to introduce them: • Garrett is our leader. He is a fat cat who gets all the attention (please don’t tell Garrett I called him fat!). When a human comes into our room Garrett is always the first to greet them, unless he’s eating (it’s his favorite thing to do). The humans don’t seem to mind a 15-pound cat climbing up their leg or jumping onto their shoulder from the floor. The other day a DOG was brought into our room. Garret ran across the room, walking on his back legs

and swinging his front paws, and attacked that full-grown golden retriever. If a cat can feel sorry for a dog, I felt sorry for that one. But Garrett was protecting us other cats; we call him Kung Fu Kitty now. • Guerra, or Gooey for short, is our Spanish-speaking therapy cat. He is teaching me to purr and meow in Spanish. Guerra says that if any of you humans speak Spanish and want to improve your English speaking skills, come on in and read to us. • Lucky is a scruffy young yellow tabby who feels lucky to have been chosen to be a therapy cat. Lucky likes to hear Mom or Dad humans read to their little humans. He says that it’s never too early to read to children! It helps them learn to enjoy reading at an early age. It also helps to build bonds between parent and child. Lucky likes it because he gets two humans petting him at once! • Finally there is Princess. She is the elegant lady of the group. My little kitty heart flutters when she walks by. Her favorite thing to do is curl up beside the human who is reading to her and purr. I can see the human relax and smile as they

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A pair of curious cats look out of their cage at the Cache Humane Society Animal Shelter. read and stroke her soft fur. Princess thinks being a therapy cat is puuurrrrrfect! All of us therapy cats love our jobs. This is our work so we are not available for adoption. We are special. There are lots of other cats who do need a home, though. We have kittens, black cats, black-and-white cats, calico, gray, tabby and any other color, size and shape you can

imagine. I want you humans to adopt or foster my friends! You can see all the adoptable cats at www.cachehumane.org. My friend Lynda says I have to tell you about the dogs, too. How insulting to talk about dogs! Anyway, we have those creatures to adopt too, but I don’t know why any of you humans would want one of those drooling things.

If you would like to know more about “Reading With Cats,” contact Lynda at lynda. cachehumane@hotmail.com. The program hosts reading sessions at 4 and 5 p.m. Tuesdays and at 1 and 2 p.m. on Saturdays. This would be a great activity for a family night. There is no charge to participate, just let Lynda know you’ll be coming.

Baby Animal Days needs breeders, volunteers S ONE OF A Northern Utah’s most beloved events, Baby Ani-

mal Days, has traditionally featured many animals for holding, cuddling and admiring. Spaces are limited, but breeders of dogs, rabbits, camels, snakes, birds or just Photo by Meegan M. Reid about any other kind of aniFive-year-old CJ Myers of Mendon holds mal will have the opportunity a baby chick in his hands during Baby this year to showcase and/or Animal Days at the American West sell their animals at the event, Heritage Center in April 2007. scheduled for the weekend of

April 9. Those interested must pre-register by contacting Cody Merchant at 245-6050 or cmerchant@awhc.org. Visitors will have the opportunity to interact with animals of all kinds; breeders and animal owners who wish to participate can determine the amount to which they will let visitors handle their animals, but they are expected to have their animals for the full three days, even if they sell.

Volunteers are also needed for this year’s event as it requires a huge volunteer force to keep it running. Volunteers do everything from helping manage the many snugly animals to running the petting corral to helping with pony rides to assisting people in the parking lot and more. Youth and other groups are welcome but are encouraged to inquire early so arrangements can be made to accommodate

them. Groups should be ages 12 and older. Individuals and families can also volunteer. For more information, contact volunteer coordinator Lorraine Bowen at 245-6050 ext. 24 or lbowen@awhc.org. The American West Heritage Center, a non-profit, living history museum, is at 4025 S. Highway 89-91 in Wellsville. Baby Animal Days celebrates the legacy of animals in our lives and to our heritage.


By Michael Ballam December 2008

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F EVER A CHILD LIVED IN the dual world of Harry Potter it is Logan’s Ben Ballam. He has devoured each Harry Potter book over and over and has viewed all the motion pictures to the point of knowing every line. His personal life mirrors that of J.K. Rowland’s famous character in that he has a very “normal side” of attending Logan High School, having an afterschool job and being an active Boy Scout. That is Ben’s “muggle” life, but there is also a “wizard” life too. Born with spina bifida, Ben has spent his life in a wheelchair. It has not slowed him down one bit. He has visited five continents, lived for a time in Israel and Italy, climbed the Great Wall of China and sailed the seven seas. He has grown up in the “unreal and magical” world of the theater. He knows Pulitzer Prize-winning lyricists, the families of Oscar-winning composers, operatic divas and composers, Tony Award-winning Broadway stars and producers and stars of stage and screen. In spite of dwelling in this high-profile world continually, he loves the people inhabiting that realm to the same degree he loves his school teachers, the mailman, the grocer and passers-by. In other words, Ben loves everyone universally and unconditionally. It would be his dual citizenship in that netherworld of the business of show that would enable him to fulfill a very big dream. In 2006 Ben’s spine dangerously deteriorated, to the point that life-saving surgery was mandatory (complete spinal fusion). It is the most invasive surgery imaginable, detaching and reconnecting the vertebrae with screws through titanium rods. His condition became perilous. The pain was unmanageable and his vital signs weakened. Ben’s father, Michael Ballam, knew that if they could get any of the Harry Potter movies to Ben, he would rally. He was right. Ben watched them over and over and over. After months of decline, Ben began to despair. Ben’s father said, “I would have done anything to help him. He began to believe it was the end. I asked what I could do to help him. Ben has never asked for anything (birthdays or holidays) but he said, ‘If only I could meet Daniel Radcliffe and shake his hand.’ I explained that Daniel lives in England and we live in Utah. Then fate tipped the scales a bit by allowing Daniel to come to America a

few months ago to star in ‘Equus.’” To lift Ben’s spirits, he accompanied his parents to New York City, where his father had business meetings with Broadway producers. Ben went to Radio City Music Hall, “Phantom of the Opera” and “The Little Mermaid.” He was especially excited to see Patti Lupone in “Gypsy,” having loved the Utah Festival Opera production of that work last summer in Logan. Ballam describes what happened that night: “Since ‘Gypsy’ was playing next door to Sardi’s restaurant (one of our favorite New York haunts), we trudged uptown in drenching rain to ‘dry out’ in this famous theatrical eatery. Ben loved identifying the caricatures of the Broadway luminaries on the wall. I watched the clock very carefully in order that we could leave promptly at 4:55 p.m. We headed directly across the street to the Broadhurst Theatre and stood under the marquis to avoid the rain. “It was at that point Ben saw Daniel Radcliffe’s name on the marquis and the fact that ‘Gypsy’ was playing across the street. We stood near the stage door as I knocked on it. He asked me what I was doing. I explained that I was going to meet a friend before we went across the street to see ‘Gypsy.’ The door opened and a hand-

some, diminutive, youthfully silver-haired gentleman reached forth his hand and said in a beautiful British accent, “Hello, I’m Allen, I’m so glad you could come.” Having corresponded with him for some time, I knew exactly who he was. “We entered the back stage of the theater, which was not unusual for Ben, but picking him up out of his wheelchair to carry him down into the basement of the theater was unusual! A strapping bodyguard picked up Ben’s chair and followed me as I nestled Ben in my arms and descended into the bowels of the theater. At this point Ben was VERY perplexed! He whispered into my ear, ‘Dad, is this what I think it is?’ I placed Ben back into his wheelchair and got him settled as the dapper gentleman who had escorted us to the green room of the Broadhurst introduced himself. ‘I am Allen Radcliffe.’ Just then Daniel (alias Harry Potter) entered the room as Ben, in wide-eyed amazement, heralded ‘Oh my GOSH!’ “It was then that the veil between fantasy and reality was rent in twain. The next 45 minutes would be the sweetest moment in time I believe I had ever witnessed. Daniel has all the charm, grace, gentility and wit as his film persona demonstrates. If I had scripted the event word for word it could not have gone

more sweetly. Ben knows every line of every Harry Potter book and film and has survived his physical ordeals by re-reading and re-watching them all. Ben has always looked like he just wheeled himself out of Hogwarts and seeing the two of them together was like watching a mirror image talk to itself. Daniel gleefully answered all of Ben’s questions such as, ‘Had you read the books before you were cast?’ (No); ‘What was the most physically demanding scene to film?’ (The underwater sequences in ‘The Goblet of Fire’); ‘What was the most emotional scene to play?’ (The death of Sirius Black in ‘The Order of the Phoenix’). “Daniel described his challenges in school before Harry Potter. He confessed to being a very poor student, to which his father piped in, saying, ‘You have gotten better Daniel.’ He said he was not very ‘sporty’ (not having an affinity to athletic endeavors). He said he ‘found himself’ when he began to act. He said he discovered, ‘I can do that!’ How that resonated with me and my own life. He laughingly told Ben that academically he is very much like Harry (slightly above average), that Rupert Grint is very much like Ron Weasley (struggles) and Emma Watson is simply Hermione Granger (over-over achiever). Ben and Daniel laughed and shared thoughts about the muggle world and the land of Hogwarts. “Laurie (Ben’s mother) and I had smuggled Ben’s first copy of Harry Potter with us, as well as a lovingly handcarved wand that a favorite teacher’s husband had magically carved for Ben. That wand accompanied Ben into every surgery after he received it. Daniel autographed both, then proceeded to give Ben another facsimile of his wand as well as a Hogwarts tie, and then said with a smile, ‘I hope this fits; I must confess it is a bit worn.’ He unveiled a Hogwarts robe into which is sown a traditional theatrical label that reads, ‘Daniel Radcliffe — Harry.’ It was worn on the set of ‘The Sorcerer’s Stone’ and is a perfect fit, given Ben’s and Daniel’s statures are the same. The glory of King Solomon’s Kingdom paled in comparison to these treasures and the gift of TIME spent with Ben’s hero. “For those of you who have wondered if Harry does possess REAL magic, I can attest as an eyewitness that he does indeed! We all floated back to Logan and the challenges of the medical exams and the worries of the forthcoming surgery have all vanished. If THAT isn’t magic, what is?”

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Film Still playing “He’s Just Not That Into You” Rated PG-13 ★★ This isn’t exactly a romantic comedy — at least, not in the most traditional sense. Yes, the characters work themselves into the same sorts of tizzies over falling in and out of love — or even finding love in the first place — but frequently mixed in with the fizziness is an unexpected seriousness, an attempt at injecting honesty, realism and even failure. All those A-list stars in the ensemble cast (Jennifer Aniston! Scarlett Johansson!) are smiling in the movie’s posters, but don’t let that fool you. Some heavy stuff falls upon their pretty heads. But while it’s admirable that director Ken Kwapis’ film tries to shake up a typically frivolous formula, too many other elements undermine his intentions. Based on the best-selling relationship advice book by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo, the script from Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein (“Never Been Kissed”) follows nine intertwined characters struggling to make sense of their love lives. The women, especially Ginnifer Goodwin’s hopeless romantic Gigi, tend to be needy and demanding; the men, like Bradley Cooper’s cheating Ben, are caddish and evasive. And their stories are broken up with title cards taken from the source material’s chapters (”... if he’s not calling you,” for example) that make “He’s Just Not That Into You” feel an awful lot like episodic television. Maybe that’s fitting, since the title comes from a line uttered on “Sex and the City,” for which Behrendt and Tuccillo were writers. PG-13 for sexual content and brief strong language. 124 min. “The International” Rated R ★★★ Equal parts globe-trotting thriller and architecture porn, as perfectly crystallized by its mind-blowing central set piece: a seemingly endless shootout at the Guggenheim Museum. The back story of how Tom Tykwer and Co. shot it is

about as complicated as the plot of the film itself. The scene is so elaborate and ambitious, it’s enough to make you wonder whether the earliest nugget of Eric Warren Singer’s script began with the idea: “Hey, this sounds crazy, but what if we staged a big, bloody shootout along Frank Lloyd Wright’s famously pristine, white ramps?” Oh yes, and other events take place during “The International,” but none that will leave you with quite the same breathless impression. Tykwer, the German director who wowed audiences a decade ago with his pulsating “Run, Lola, Run,” once again keeps the action moving fluidly in this, his largest film to date. But there’s also an undercurrent of gritty substance, a tortured tone that harkens to the action dramas of the 1970s. A sexily rumpled Clive Owen stars as Interpol

agent Louis Salinger, who’s investigating some potentially shady dealings at one of the world’s most powerful banks. When one of his undercover associates gets murdered while on the case, Salinger teams up with Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Eleanor Whitman (a strangely stiff Naomi Watts) to uncover not just that killing but the bank’s myriad worldwide transgressions. Character development is a bit lacking, but Owen engages in one great battle of wits with the formidable Armin Mueller-Stahl as the bank’s shadowy adviser. R for some sequences of violence and language. 118 min. “Fired Up!” Rated PG-13 ★★ It would be news if “Fired Up!” weren’t moronic and adolescent. A comedy about two horny

high school football players who infiltrate cheerleading camp to score women couldn’t possibly be anything else. It’s also — as you would imagine — rude and crude, until it reaches its predictable and disingenuously sweet conclusion. What’s surprising, though, is that within this premise lies a streak of giddy humor that makes the whole endeavor more tolerable than it ought to be. As best friends and teammates, Nicholas D’Agosto and Eric Christian Olsen aren’t your typical dumb jocks. They’re quick-witted and verbal, and they bounce off each other with rat-atat dialogue that often gives “Fired Up!” an engaging energy. After bulldozing their way through a dizzying number of girls in record time, sweet-talking Shawn finds himself falling for Carly because she’s the one girl who’s too smart to succumb to his come-ons. Nick,

meanwhile, is wowed by Coach Keith’s inordinately hot wife, Diora (a beautiful but stiff Molly Sims), even though she’s ancient. Like, 30. But first, Shawn must get through Carly’s smarmy, scheming boyfriend, a pre-med student who likes to call himself Dr. Rick (David Walton) and who blares hideous ’90s pop songs from his convertible BMW each time he pulls up to cheer camp. The running gag is usually pretty good for a laugh. So are scenes like the one in which the cheerleaders watch “Bring It On” en masse, and recite every line along with it, as if it were their own perky version of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” PG-13 for crude and sexual content throughout, partial nudity, language and some teen partying. 90 min. — All reviews by The Associated Press


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S IN 2002’S “THE Hours,” director Stephen Daldry and screenwriter David Hare’s last pairing, “The Reader” has the flawless production values and sheen of prestige that make it easy to admire, yet an emotional detachment that makes it difficult to embrace fully. Thankfully, Kate Winslet bares not just her body but her soul with a performance that pierces the genteel polish of this high-minded, awards-season drama. As the central figure in this adaptation of Bernhard Schlink’s 1995 novel, Winslet is in the nearly impossible position of trying to make us feel sympathy for a former Nazi concentration camp guard — but, being an actress of great range and depth, she very nearly pulls off that feat completely. What holds her and the film back from greatness is the oversimplification of imagery and symbolism that emerges as “The Reader” progresses, as it morphs from an invigorating love story to a rather conventional courtroom drama. Hare has tweaked the book’s linear narrative, jumping around in time through the recollections of love-struck Michael Berg (played beautifully as a teen by David Kross and more somberly as an adult by Ralph Fiennes). As a stoic, divorced lawyer in the 1990s, Michael reflects on the affair he had in post-World War II Germany with the austere Hanna Schmitz (Winslet), when he was just an innocent 15-year-old and she was a

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and as she opens herself up to Michael, she reveals a vulnerability and an innocence of her own. Whatever lightness is left in her personality, Michael brings it out — until the day she packs up her belongings and disappears. As a law student eight years later, Michael is stunned to learn the true nature of his first love’s past when he conveniently stumbles upon her trial for Nazi war crimes. The look on his face when he hears her name in the courtroom — hears the voice that shaped his youth — is one of the rare

tram worker some 20 years his senior. Hanna shows kindness toward Michael when he becomes ill as a passenger; after recovering from scarlet fever, he returns to thank her, and the two find an unexpected physical connection. There’s a gauzy warmth and softness to these memories — even a vision as mundane as the peek Michael sneaks of Hanna pulling on her dull, beige stockings — thanks to the always gorgeous work of veteran cinematographers Chris Menges and Roger Deakins. But there’s also a palpable giddiness to the way they discover each other, to the way their unlikely affair blossoms,

with Michael reading the classics of Homer and Chekhov to Hanna before their afternoon romps in her small, dingy apartment. Michael matures from a gawky, insecure schoolboy to a confident, charismatic young man, and Kross — who holds his own with acting heavyweight Winslet in every scene — makes the transformation a joy to watch. Hanna, meanwhile, is stern but doting,

pure expressions of emotional honesty in “The Reader.” Then again, we’ve been warned that such a twist would come: Back when he was still a schoolboy, Michael had a literature teacher who lectured about the importance of secrecy in developing a character, a rather clunky and literal metaphor as applied here. But then “The Reader” applies another twist, a deeper secret that Hanna holds even closer. It’s one that inspires even greater shame within her but one that probably won’t be too difficult for the audience to discover — though they’re expected to find it significant nonetheless. “The Reader,” a Weinstein Co. release, is rated R for some scenes of sexuality and nudity. Running time: 123 minutes. Three stars out of four.

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Utah State gymnast Brandie Dickson’s eyes get wide as Dr. Trek Lyons touches a tender spot on her foot during an exam at the Jim and Carol Laub AthleticsAcademics Complex on Monday.

With the exception of the summer, Dr. Trek Lyons, the team physician at Utah State University, has a difficult time finding a day off. Whether it’s his duties as an orthopedist at Canyon View Orthopedics, a specialty group of Intermountain Heath Care, or attending to Aggie student-athletes at a wealth of competitions, Lyons is constantly busy.

Not that the native of Brigham City would have it any other way. After all, we’re talking about a motivated individual who enjoys staying in motion. Case in point: Lyons is a triathlete and is currently training to compete in the ultimate test of endurance — an ironman, on June 21 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Besides, staying occupied isn’t a bad thing when it involves something meaningful that you enjoy. “When I got to medical school, I knew I wanted to be involved with sports medicine or with orthopedics somehow,” Lyons said. “Once I got into that route and got into my residency, I knew I wanted to be

a team doc. ... You get to be around motivated patients, motivated individuals and I thought I’d like to do that.” As busy as the 41-year-old is, he actually moved to Cache Valley in August 2006 because he was given the opportunity to have more time to spend with his family. Before accepting the position with IHC/ USU, Lyons, who lives in North Logan with his wife, Jennifer, and three children (Alex, 12; Emily, 10; Maddie, 6), was the team doctor at the University of Oregon. Lyons, who has extended family in Oregon, described his position at Oregon as his “dream job.” However, he had more responsibilities there, including working with local

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on Tuesday and Thursday because he teaches an early-morning class and helps out at the Jim and Carol Laub Athletics-Academics Complex. Lyons, who only averages about five hours of sleep a night, works with Aggie athletes at The Dale Mildenberger Sports Medicine Complex, which is located within the Laub Complex. During football season, Lyons can be found at the Laub Complex every weekday during the early evening for an hour or two. Lyons works closely with the USU athletic training staff, which he was quick to praise, especially

year. “Seeing what he’s done for this athletic program, especially with the new complex, people don’t really appreciate what a good change (USU is undergoing).” The class Lyons teaches is taken primarily by Utah State graduate students in sports medicine, physical therapy and pre-med. Lyons started teaching “Clinical Sports Medicine and Orthopedics” when he was at the University of Oregon. at dilemma to have,” Needless to say, Lyons’ occupaho went to medical tion is one that involves unexUniversity of Utah pected developments at any time. idency training in Lyons is on call for student-athnd. letes, coaches and eI parents every day felt and, in fact, took ut.” a handful of calls while doing this ng interview alone. of Also during foots, ball season, Lyons finds himself on the road a lot. He travis els with the team to road games — he is doesn’t during basketball season, unless it’s the Westht ern Athletic Conference or NCAA touret naments, because or the home-team t doctor accounts al for both schools dge — which he enjoys ys because it generally Tristan Parker, 12, balances on one leg under the instruction of Dr. Lyons allows him to go on four-to-five-hour during an appointment at Canyon View Orthopedics on Monday. training runs. urs on Monday and head trainer Dale Mildenberger and Because he attends a wide array x hours on Friday assistant trainer Mike Williams. of Aggie games and meets, includur hours on Tuesday “Dale’s been great to work ing home events for every sport, with,” said Lyons, who does triath- barring unforeseen circumstances, s with fewer patients lon training nearly every day of the a lot of people view Lyons’ occu-

Dr. Lyons exams Brandie Dickson’s foot during a recent visit.

pation as one of glamour. However, Lyons asserts that is a major misconception. “There’s a lot of guys I know that want to do this because of the idea of the free tickets of stuff like that, but I guarantee 15 minutes into it that novelty wears off pretty quick,” Lyons said. “You have somebody that’s hurt and you have to make a decision whether or not they should go back in and play, and there becomes ethical decisions.” True, Lyons has to make some weighty decisions that aren’t always what a student-athlete, parent or coach wants to hear. Determining what’s in the best interest of an individual is no small task, after all, particularly when it involves one’s long-term health. Not that Lyons thinks twice about his decision to become a part of the medical field. In fact, Lyons talked about several of the life lessons he has learned throughout the process, especially one in his second year of residency. Lyons was given a patient by

the name of Gloria Williams, who had a mountain of health problems including kidney failure, respiratory disease, diabetes and walking with a prosthetic leg, among others. However, Williams maintained a positive attitude and did her best to overcome her ailments, eventually walking 2 miles a day before developing an infection and having her other leg amputated. Sadly, Williams passed away shortly after this happened — but not before she changed Lyons’ life. “So much of disease and illness and injury is related to a person’s attitude and approach, that I am every day reminded that I have a lot of control over how I feel, regardless of what disease or injury I have,” said Lyons, who credits Dr. John Greeley, a neurologist in Salt Lake City, for encouraging him to go to medical school and pursue this career path. “... That’s one of the biggest things I learned from Gloria Williams. It’s people like that I get to see every day that convince me it’s all in your attitude.”


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“A Friend” by William Phillip Humphrey A poor man walked down the street today, A man who was down and out. Did you go over and help him my friend? Was there ever any doubt? Of the kind of man that you might be, When the poor came passing by. A little help goes a long, long way, Why don’t you give it a try? He’d had no food for a day or two, And feeling kinda weak. It wouldn’t cost much to help him out, And make his day complete. Think of the sunshine you could share, With someone who needs a friend. You never know when you’ll need help, Before your journey’s end.

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“Lavar McCann (Grandpa)” by Amy Miller You were the best tractor mechanic around you will be missed by everyone in town on family camping trips, Grandpa you will be missed I know you smile those nights when deer come to your grave they ate the petals of the flowers, those deer were very brave I can see you up in Heaven hunting with your favorite gun telling stories of hunting trips, to impress everyone I know you are looking down on me and the rest of the family we are so lucky to have a grandpa like you realizing you are gone is hard to do Peace within your soul, body, and your heart even if we live in worlds apart

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TAH’S VERY OWN Ririe-Woodbury Dance Co. will return to the Ellen Eccles Theatre with two nights of innovative contemporary repertory work as part of their 45th season, at 7:30 p.m. March 5 and 6. For tickets or show information, visit www.CenterForTheArts.us or call 752-0026. Tickets are priced at $16 and $21 and can be ordered and printed online anytime without any additional fees. Accompanied by Artistic Director Charlotte Boye-Christensen, the company will provide three master class opportunities ranging from jazz/hip hop to both an intermediate repertory and technique class and an intermediate/advanced class. Tickets for the master classes can be purchased at the CVCA Ticket Office (43 S. Main) or

by calling 752-0026. The company will conclude their five-day residency with two performances, which will include excerpts from Larry Keigwin’s “80’s Night” (2007), excerpts from Joan Woodbury’s “Loose Change” and three pieces by Charlotte Boye-Christensen titled “Lost” (2007), “Siesta” (1995) and “Interiors” (2008). Founded in 1964 by Shirley Ririe and Joan Woodbury, the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Co. has taken modern dance to the next level. The company has worked with nationally renowned choreographers and has also collaborated with many bands and an array of Utah artists. For more information about the company, visit www.ririewoodbury. com.

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All mixed up

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ISNEY’S “BEAUTY and the Beast” will open at the Heritage Community Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 13, and play through April 4 every Monday, Friday and Saturday with three matinee performances at 2 p.m. on March 21, March 28 and April 4. All little girls who would like to are invited to attend dressed as a Disney princess. To make a reservation, call 435-723-8392. Cast members include Lee Cannon of Logan and Karlie Nichols of Brigham City reprising their roles of the Beast and Belle. Cannon has performed the part of the Beast at the Ellen Eccles Theatre in Logan and Nichols has recently played Belle in the Box Elder High School production of the show. Other cast members are Darren Saunders as Maurice; BJ Whimpey as Gaston; Jeremy Lofthouse as LeFou; Bryce Day as Lumiere; Mark Daniels as Cogsworth; Michelle Jeppsen as Mrs. Potts; Danae Aholstrom Ostler as Babette; John Ostler as D’Arque; and Ruth Huff as Madame De La Grand Bouche. Jackson and Jordan Nelsen will be sharing the role of Chip.

USU College of Science kicks off new series with ‘Why We Crave Junk Food’ CIENCE S Unwrapped, a new presentation series hosted by the

With the spell broken, Belle (Karlie Nichols of Brigham City) sees the Beast (Lee Cannon of Logan) as he really is.

USU College of Science, will open with “Why We Crave Junk Food” at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, in the Eccles Science Learning Center auditorium at USU. Featured speakers will include neurobiologist/professor Tim Gilbertson and wellness coordinator/registered nurse Caroline Shugart. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, visit www.usu.edu/science/ unwrapped or call 797-3517. “Craving and storing fat was critical for our ancient ancestors’ survival but creates a formidable health challenge in our current era of plentiful food and leisure,” Gilbertson says. “Our current obesity epidemic is fueling an increase in such conditions as diabetes, heart disease and cancer.” Shugart, along with colleagues from USU Dining Services and scholars from USU’s dietetics program, will offer samples of tasty and healthy alternatives to high-fat snacks. The initial presentation opens the program’s “Mind and

Body” series, which continues through May. In June, Science Unwrapped continues with the “Windows to the Cosmos” series in celebration of the World Year of Astronomy. Presentations take place the last Friday of each month. Gilbertson “We’re offering this family-friendly program to the community to share the excitement of science in a relaxed, entertaining format,” Shugart says Mary Hubbard, College of Science dean. “We want to ‘demystify’ science and introduce the fun — along with the often unexpected results — of the scientific journey.” For more information, visit www.usu.edu/science/ unwrapped or call 797-3517.

Learn about rock art at the Museum of Anthropology SU GEOLOGY U professor Joel Pederson will discuss how rock art is chronologi-

cally dated during this week’s “Saturdays at the Museum” series at the USU Museum of Anthropology. Pederson will lecture at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; the focus of his discussion will be Horseshoe Canyon (aka Barrier Canyon) near Canyonlands National Park in Southern Utah. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 797-7545 or visit www.usu. edu/anthro/museum/. “Archaeology and geology are closely aligned disciplines,” said Katie Kirkham, a museum

staff member. “It is interesting to discover how geologic methods are used in archaeology to help determine more information about what life was like for peoples of the past.” In addition to Pederson’s presentation, guests can make rock art of their own and parents are invited to bring their children and learn together about Native American rock art. The USU Museum of Anthropology is on the USU campus in the south turret of Old Main, Room 252. Free parking is available in the adjacent lot south of the building.


“Joseph Bates Noble: Polygamy and the Temple Lot Case” by David L. Clark (Published by The University of Utah Press, 2009) In 1892, a deposition was taken into Salt Lake City to gather evidence for a land ownership issue between two offshoot branches of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The dispute centered on ownership of land purchased to build a temple, known as the Temple Lot property, in Independence, Mo. A key witness at the deposition, Joseph Bates Noble had little knowledge of land purchases dating back to 1832, yet his testimony was critical for validation of standing for either the Reorganized Latter Day Saints Church (RLDS) or the Church of Christ (Temple Lot). At the age of 82, Noble was thrust into the limelight of LDS Church history because of his claim to have presided over the first polygamous marriage of LDS Church Prophet Joseph Smith. Noble officiated at the marriage in 1841 that united his sister-in-law, Louisa Beman, with Smith, an event often cited as the beginning of the practice of polygamy in the LDS Church. His testimony would either validate Joseph Smith’s polygamist background for the Temple Lot Church or expose his recollections as falsehoods for the RLDS Church. Noble’s service to his church dated back to its very beginnings, when he marched with the prophet and Zion’s Camp, helped to build Kirtland, defended the church in Missouri and worked to build Nauvoo. Although he never held a position of major importance, Noble’s devotion to Joseph

Smith and his close association with later church leaders entwined his life with the founding events of the LDS Church. Author David Clark sets Noble’s story in the context of his deposition, visiting the remarkable events in the life of this Mormon “foot soldier.”

Regional Reads A look at books from authors around Cache Valley & Utah

“The Year My Son and I Were Born: A Story of Down Syndrome, Motherhood and Self-Discovery” by Kathryn Lynard Soper (Published by GPP Life, an imprint of The Globe Pequot Press, 2009) For most of her life, Kathryn Soper was like most people in one key respect: She hadn’t given any serious thought to the subject of disability. That all changed the day her son, Thomas, showed up with an extra chromosome. With six other children at home, Soper was prepared for the challenges another newborn would bring. But after Thomas’ complicated birth, his diagnosis — Down syndrome — forced her to face her deepest fears and weaknesses, her ignorance and prejudice, and her limitations as a mother and as a human being. Her struggle, coupled with the demands of caring for a fragile baby and juggling her family’s needs, sparked the worst depression she’s experienced in decades. In “The Year My Son and I Were Born,” Soper takes us along on her personal journey through Thomas’s tumultuous first year — as she strives to balance the loss of the child she thought she would have with loyalty for the baby she actually holds in her arms. Can she love Thomas for himself? Can she protect him from the world’s

insensitivity — and from her own doubts? Ultimately, Soper escaped her downward spiral of despair and emerged with newfound peace. Antidepressant therapy restored her equilibrium, and interactions with friends and family brought needed perspective. But the most profound change came through her growing relationship with Thomas. His radiant presence shone through her outer layers of self, where fear and guilt festered, and reached the center of her very being — where love, acceptance and gratitude blossomed in abundance.

“Remarkably Jane: Notable Quotations on Jane Austen” by Jennifer Adams (Published by Gibbs Smith, 2009) Jane Austen is one of the most beloved and influential English novelists of all time. To those who love her, she is like the brightness of burnished silver — something lovely, with sparkle, that makes our world more beautiful. “Remarkably Jane” offers 100 quotations on Austen and her writing from well-known authors, critics, intellectuals and the actors and directors of film

adaptations of her novels. The book features writers from J.K. Rowling, Ian McEwan, Anna Quindlen and P.D. James to Virginia Woolf, Mark Twain, C.S. Lewis and Harper Lee. It also includes quotations from such favorite actors as Keira Knightley, Emma Thompson, James McAvoy and Colin Firth. Insightful, pithy and often illuminating, these quotations give you a glimpse into why Austen is considered by many to be the greatest writer in the English language second only to Shakespeare. A literary gift book, “Remarkably Jane” is for lovers of Jane Austen everywhere.

“In My Father’s House: A Memoir of Polygamy” by Dorothy Allred Solomon (Published by Texas Tech University Press, 2009) Before “Big Love,” before Eldorado, a groundbreaking memoir explored polygamy, not with outrage but with honesty and grace. In 1984, when polygamous groups knew little but the fear and pain of secrecy and hiding, Dorothy Allred Solomon, the 28th of 48 children, went public with her family’s story. Descended from five generations of Mormon polygamy, Solomon evokes the fervor and dedication that bound the Allreds to “living the Principle.” She vividly renders the persecution and poverty she knew as a child, the joyous awe of a father’s too-rare presence, and an abiding hunger for autonomy. Confronting the paradox of a faith that seals loved ones as families for eternity but casts them as outlaws in the here and now, she traces the events that

culminated in her father’s 1977 assassination, a tragedy that rocked all of Utah. Now, more than a quarter century later, Solomon revisits her story in a new preface and epilogue and in light of recent events that continue to rivet attention and spotlight our national struggle for understanding and fairness.

“The Last Cowgirl” by Jana Richman (Published by HarperCollins Publishers, 2008) Dickie Sinfield was 7 years old when her father uprooted the family from their comfortable suburban home and moved them to a small, run-down ranch in Clayton, Utah, where he could chase his dream of being a cowboy. Dickie always hated the cattleranching lifestyle, and as soon as she turned 18 she fled for the comforts of the city. Now a grown woman and a respected journalist in Salt Lake City, Dickie is coming home following the tragic, accidental death of her brother. Suddenly back in the farmhouse she was once so desperate to abandon — emotionally exposed by, yet reluctantly drawn to the vast, desolate landscape and the solitude it offers — she must confront her family’s past ... and the horrifying discovery at the pivotal moment of her childhood that ultimately forced her to run from the desert. Spanning two generations and vast landscapes, a novel that fans of Pam Houston and Barbara Kingsolver will eagerly embrace, Jana Richman’s “The Last Cowgirl” will strike a powerful chord with anyone who has ever searched for solace in the space around them.

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Ongoing events Nacel Open Door, an organization that provides international education opportunities, is seeking applications from families interested in hosting exchange students for the summer or upcoming school year. Students come from all over the world to learn about American culture and improve their English skills. Host families are expected to provide students with food, a bed and a place in their home (they do not need their own room). Students have their own health insurance and spending money and stay from four to six weeks. For more information, contact Michelle Bartlett at 757-7302 or 245-3435. Official enrollment in the Maranatha Baptist Church’s Bible Bee will be open through April 30 at www.biblebee.org. The

Bee will take place on Sept. 12. One hundred finalists of three age categories will advance to Nationals for a two-day competition in Washington, D.C. More than $260,000 in scholarship monies will be awarded. Study materials will be available May 1. For more information, call 760-5828 or 764-2168.

check only). This production is not appropriate for children younger than 5.

Friday

A co-ed six-on-six volleyball tournament will take place Friday and Saturday at USU’s HPER building. Cost is $60 per team for students and $90 per team for non-students. Play begins at 6 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. on Saturday. For more information or to register, contact Candace at cand.gunn@aggiemail. usu.edu or call 760-3623.

The Wellsville Tabernacle Center for the Arts will present three one-act plays — “To Get to Know a Stranger” by Rob Nuismer, “The Ugly Duckling” by A. A. Milne and “Perfection or the Maid of Munster” by Thomas Haynes Bayly — at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and March 6 and 7 at the Historic Wellsville LDS Tabernacle. Tickets are $5 for ages 12 to adult and $3 for ages 5 to 11 and will be available at the door (cash or

Improv Faction will meet at 5 p.m. Friday at the Brigham City Fine Arts Center. This is for 10th-graders and older. For more information, visit www.bcfineartscenter.org.

The Utah State University Wind Orchestra and Symphonic Band will combine for their annual winter concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Kent Concert Hall of the Chase Fine Arts Center at USU. Concert will feature an eclectic selection of wind works, capped by a massed band finale of the combined ensembles (including 120 players) for the awarding-winning British work “Cartoon,” an overture based on the cartoon music of the 1940s and 1950s. Concert admission is $5 with a family rate of $10. Tickets will be available at the door. Aaron Ball will perform with Nyr Lyf and Alex Bennett (acoustic) at 8 p.m. Friday at Why Sound, 30 Federal Ave., Logan. Cover charge is $5. For more information, visit www. myspace.com/whysound or e-mail info@why sound.com.

“Enjoying the Ride” by Gary Bird

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Calendar

Candi from USU Food Sense will offer tips for eating healthy and losing weight at a free cooking and community class from noon to 1 p.m. Friday in the Providence Macey’s Little Theater. Seating is limited; to reserve a spot, call 753-3301. Bruce Moulton will play live music from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Caffe Ibis, 52 Federal Ave., Logan. For more information, e-mail hollydialala@hotmail.com or call 752-4777. Pier 49 Pizza (115 E. 1200 South, Logan) features live music by local talent every Friday and Saturday. This weekend’s performers: Robert Linton at 7 p.m. and Rob Watson at 8 p.m. Friday; Colleen Darley at 7 p.m. and Linden Olson at 8 p.m. Saturday. For more information, e-mail swervinirvin@juno.com.

Saturday USU geology professor Joel Pederson will discuss how rock art is chronologically dated during this week’s “Saturdays at the Museum” series at the USU Museum of Anthropology. Pederson will lecture at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; the focus of his discussion will be Horseshoe Canyon (aka Barrier Canyon) near Canyonlands National Park in Southern Utah. For more information, visit www.usu.edu/anthro/museum/. Stokes Nature Center invites ages 16 and older to an Adult All-Day Snowshoe Adventure from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Participants will spend the day identifying animal tracks, learning snow science and how to read the snow for avalanche danger. Cost is $16 for SNC members, $20 for non-members or $65 for a group of four. Snowshoe rental

is included. Meet at the Sink Hollow parking area in Logan Canyon. To register, call 7553239 or visit www.logannature.org. An Energy Dynamics class takes place from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays at the Whittier Center, 290 N. 400 East, Logan. This is a repeating six-week course that includes seeing and understanding energy fields and developing intuition. For more information, call 435-363-7173. The Cache Anglers will conduct a FlyCasting Jamboree from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at USU’s Stan Laub Training Center, 1100 E. 1400 North. The event is free and open to the public for both beginning and advanced fly casters. Instructors and experienced casters will be available to teach basic casting, teach new techniques or simply help anglers improve their fly casting. For more information, contact Victor Nelson at 755-6870. The CAche Practical Shooters will host its monthly pistol match at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Cache Valley Public Shooting Range (3 miles west of Logan on Valley View Highway). The match will consist of six stages including a USPSA Classifier. Approximately 150 rounds of ammunition are required. Minimum caliber is 9mm Luger. A required New Shooter Orientation Class will begin at 7:45 a.m. and join the match at 9. Cost is $12 for members, $17 for non-members or free for first-time shooters. Membership is not required. Eye and ear protection are required and spectators are welcome. For more information, contact Rich at 787-8131 or drmeacham@ comcast.net or visit www.utahshooters.org. A Community Oral Health Fair to celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Cache Valley Mall. There will be games and activities for children of all ages, prizes, free snacks and toothbrushing kits and important information for families. Everyone is invited. Austin Weyand will perform a solo guitar concert of Vivaldi’s “Guitar Concerto” with the Lincoln Youth Symphony at 7 p.m. Saturday at 380 S. 600 West in Brigham City. For more information, visit www.austinweyand.com. The Unicorn Pillow Theatre will present “Snoozy Snowflake” at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Unicorn Room at the Bullen Center, 43 S. Main, Logan. Admission is $2 and everyone is welcome. Season’s Extreme will perform with The Foreground, Josh Dunford and Mike Barlow (indie acoustic) at 8 p.m. Saturday at Why Sound. Cover charge is $5. The Cache Humane Society has pets available for adoption every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at PetSmart, 1050 N. Main, Logan. Adoption fees are $50 per cat and $90 per dog, and include all vaccinations and spay/neuter.

Sunday The Post-Mormon Community is a nonsectarian organization of individuals and families who have left Mormonism. The Cache Valley chapter meets for dinner and social-


izing every Sunday at 6:30 p.m. at a local restaurant. Newcomers welcome. For more information, visit www.PostMormon.org/logan. Members of the Northern Chapter of the American Bikers Aiming Towards Education (A.B.A.T.E) will host their monthly meeting at noon Sunday, March 1, at Ruby Tuesday, 43 E. 1400 North, Logan. Items for discussion include the St. Patrick’s Day Party on March 14. All motorcyclists older than 18 are invited to attend.

Monday Soccer tryouts for Infinity Soccer Club, U-15 Girls Select Team, will take place from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Monday in the church gymnasium at 600 E. Center St. in Logan. Two or three motivated players will be selected; this team plays at the state level. Bring a ball and appropriate indoor footwear. For more information, contact Larry at 752-9014. The Hyrum Senior Center will host “Fit Over 60” at 10 a.m. and serve lunch at noon on Monday. The center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; call by 10 a.m. to reserve your spot for lunch. The Cache Valley Retired School Employees Association will meet at 1 p.m. Monday at The Copper Mill Restaurant. Ann Butler will be discussing and demonstrating Mid-Eastern and Bohemian jewelry. All retired school employees in the valley are invited to attend. Reservations are necessary; contact Barbara Jensen at 753-1070. USSF E License by Utah Youth Soccer Association will host soccer coaching courses from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 7 at the Logan Rec Center. Cost is $75 and preregistration online is required; visit www.uysa. org/education.html. This course is required to coach competitive soccer.

Tuesday The Hyrum Senior Center will serve lunch at noon and play games at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. Call 245-3570 by 10 a.m. to reserve your spot for lunch. The Cache Woodcarvers will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Cache County Senior Citizens Center, 240 N. 100 East, Logan. Members will be electing new officers and paying dues for the coming year. There will also be a demonstration on different mediums and wood forms that can be carved, followed by open carving time. Anyone interested is welcome. For more information, call 752-9491. Utah State University’s soccer program will host its final skills clinics for male and female players, ages 4 to 14, from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Stan Laub Training Center, 1100 E. 1400 North, Logan. Cost is $7 per player. Participants should come prepared with their own soccer ball, shin guards and indoor soccer or gym shoes (no cleats). For more information, contact Heather at 7970900 or heather.cairns@usu.edu. USU Extension in Cache County offers free gardening and landscaping classes

from 6 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday in March (except March 10) in the new Cache County Administration Building Multipurpose Room, at 179 N. Main, Ste. 109, Logan. Topics covered will include vegetable gardening, home fruit production and general landscaping. For more information, call 752-6263. OPTIONS for Independence hosts a Macular Degeneration Support Group at 10 a.m. and a Low Vision Support Group at 11 a.m. for adults 55 and older on the first Tuesday of each month at 1095 N. Main, Logan. OPTIONS is Northern Utah’s Center for Independent Living. For more information, contact Aimee at 435-753-5353.

Wednesday The Cache Valley Historical Society will host its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Old Rock Church in Providence. Awardwinning author Robert Parson will give an overview of the history of Providence and will discuss his current book, “Recommencing History: Providence and Her People, Volume III.” Visitors are welcome. For more information, contact Kent Christensen at 753-0103.

of the U.S. Air Force and runs a JROTC program for students ages 12 to 19. For more information, visit www.CacheValleySquadron. org, call 770-4862 or e-mail info@cache valleysquadron.org. Clio Club will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday at The Copper Mill Restaurant with Afton Smith as hostess. Fiber artist Carol Johnson will present the program.

Thursday The Northern Utah Woman’s Council of Realtors will host a business luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Iron Gate Grill, 517 W. 100 North, Providence. The topic will be “Understanding Your Market … Cultural Awareness.” Cost is $13 for members and $20 for guests. RSVP to Valerie Hall at 753-5978 ext. 225 or valerie_hall@countrywide.com. The photography of Adrienne Smart and Erica Keller will be on display Thursday through Saturday at Global Village Gifts, 146 N. 100 East, in celebration of International Women’s Day. A reception will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.

The Women’s Resource Center will present its third annual Women in Leadership Lecture Series at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at USU’s Merrill-Cazier Library, Room 101. Elaine Gause, CEO of the Girl Scouts of Utah, will be the featured guest. For more information, call 797-1729.

A special needs talent show will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Mount Logan Middle School, 950 N. 200 East, Logan. All are welcome.

Somebody’s Attic will host an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday. Tour the store and learn about the history of the agency and its present activities.

A youth storytelling contest will take place at 4 p.m. Friday, March 13, at the Brigham City Fine Arts Center. Age categories include: first through third grade; fourth and fifth grade; sixth through eighth grade; and ninth grade and up. Registration is required by March 6. Applications, guidelines, tips for storytelling and more information can be found at www.bcfineartscenter.org.

The Hyrum Senior Center will serve lunch at noon and Jerry Jensen will play some honky-tonk piano at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Call 245-3570 by 10 a.m. to reserve your spot for lunch. Sky View High School’s “We the People” competition winners will be at the Logan Kiwanis Club meeting at noon Wednesday at The Copper Mill Restaurant. For more information, contact Curtis Roberts at 563-0618. Writer and professor Dan Flores will present “Art and Regional Identity in a Western Paradise” at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in the USU Haight Alumni Center. On Thursday he will present “Bringing Home All the Pretty Horses” at 6:30 p.m. in Old Main Room 115. Admission is free to both events and everyone is invited. Lucy Sorenson, a senior dietetic student at USU, will talk about eating the right foods to manage your diabetes at a free cooking and community class from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Macey’s Little Theater. Seating is limited; to reserve a spot, call 753-3301. The American West Heritage Center hosts a children’s storytime every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.awhc.org. The Cache Valley Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol meets from 6:30 to 9 p.m. every Wednesday at the Military Science building on the campus of USU. CAP is the auxiliary

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Talya and Friends will play live music from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 6, at Caffe Ibis. For more information, call 752-4777. Country Inn & Suites and KUED 7 will host a Writers Workshop Celebration for KUED’s 15th annual Young Writers and Illustrators Competition from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at Country Inn & Suites, 999 N. 500 West, Bountiful. Children will have the opportunity to map out their own story for submission in the local contest. Entertainment will be provided by The Magic of Mike Hamilton; Ernie Flynn, magician and balloon artist; and “Chief,” mascot for the Utah Blaze Arena Football Team. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, e-mail georgia.childress@countryinns. com or jvoland@kued.org. High Point Gymnastics will host a cheer clinic for girls who would like to try out for an all-star team or prepare for high school cheerleading from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 7. Snacks will be provided; cost is $20. For more information, call 764-4685. The Bear River Chapter third annual Banquet Fundraiser will take place Saturday, March 7, at the Logan Golf and Country Club, 710 N. 1500 East. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; dinner will be served at 7. There will be a silent auction, live auction, rattle items and

games. All sponsor or corporate packages paid for before March 1 will receive five or 25 additional chances, respectively, to win one of three hunting packages. For more information, contact Robert at 764-2691 or rh300um@ yahoo.com or Annika at 764-2692 or annika bowman@yahoo.com.

Upcoming events Swim lessons start Monday, March 9, at the Mountain Crest STANG Aquatic Center in Hyrum. Lessons take place from 5:15 to 5:50 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays for four weeks. Cost is $35. Pre-registration is required; call 245-7962 for more information. “Your Life By Design” — an inspirational, motivational workshop hosted by Justin Topik — will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, in the Bullen Center conference room (next to the Ellen Eccles Theatre in Logan). Cost is $18. To sign up, send check or money order (payable to Justin Topik) to 146 W. 100 North, Wellsville, UT 84339, or you can sign up from 6:45 to 7 the night of the workshop. For more information, contact Justin at 435-890-9216. Todd Milovich will play live music from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 13, at Caffe Ibis. Jon Decker, Jeff Drury, Kate Skinner, Aaron Ashton and Austin Weyand will perform an “In One Ear” reunion concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 16, in the Ellen Eccles Conference Center auditorium at Utah State University. For more information, visit www. austinweyand.com. Tyler Vance will host his MFA Thesis Exhibition the week of March 16-20 in the Twain Tippetts Exhibition Hall in the Chase Fine Arts Center at USU. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. A closing reception will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 20. For more information, visit www.tylers thesis.blogspot.com or e-mail tyler@tyler vancestudios.com. USU Extension in Cache County will continue its annual Plant Propagation Workshop from 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 21, or from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, at USU’s Crop Physiology Laboratory, 1410 N. 800 East, Logan. Seeds and planting trays will be provided. Cost is $15 for Master Gardeners and Utah Native Plant Society members or $20 for others. For more information or to register, call 752-6263. The Big Fix Discount Mobile Spay/ Neuter Clinic will be at the Logan PetSmart (1050 N. Main) on Monday, March 23, and in the Brigham City Smith’s parking lot (156 S. Main) on Tuesday, March 24. Walk-up microchipping and vaccinations will be available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (a $5 processing fee applies to clients getting vaccinations only). Arrive early; intake starts at 8 a.m. until full. There are additional fees for animals with special conditions. Animals must be between 8 weeks and six years of age and weigh at least 2 pounds. No sick animals. For more information, call 1-866-PETS FIX or visit www. utahpets.org.

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