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Tarzan swings into North Sanpete High Jan. 8-11

MT. PLEASANT — Performed all over the world and considered a household name, Tarzan has come to Sanpete County. Produced by the award winning North Sanpete High School Drama Department, this outstanding musical will be performed Wednesday thru Saturday, Jan. 8-11, at 7 p.m., at North Sanpete High School, 390 East 700 South, Mt. Pleasant. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the door. Following the widely known plot of the Walt Disney Animation Studios 1999 film of the same name, Tarzan has touched the hearts of many. Follow the cast and crew as they present the story of Tarzan who, once an outsider, finds a family in the most unlikely of places. Throw in a dash of romance and a whole lot of comedy, and this show becomes impossible to turn away from. Director Alex Barlow describes the play as a “surprisingly moving piece about finding family in unexpected places.” He believes it to be a performance catered to all by being, “a good mix of energy that includes upbeat fun but also strong emotional moments that everyone can connect


Dale Lewis, (on right) owner of Fortress Clothing, Mt. Pleasant, introduces his cold-weather clothing line that keeps wearers warm, even when wet on the Jan. 5 episode of Shark Tank, on ABC. (Photo courtesy of ABC/Eric McCandless)

North Sanpete High School presents the award winning musical “Tarzan” on stage Wednesday thru Saturday, Jan. 8-11, at 7 p.m., in the school auditorium, 390 East 700 South, Mt. Pleasant. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the door. (Photo courtesy of Jori Turpin) to in some way.” Many members of the school and community have come together to portray this story and their efforts have definitely made an impact, with Sarah Anderson as choreographer and Dr. Lara Billings directing the music and over 60 students between

cast and crew. “This show in many ways, has made me a kinder person” says Isa Wright, who plays Kala, Tarzan’s “adopted” gorilla mother. “I hope that the audience can feel the same love and passion for the show that we have.”

Fortress Clothing debuts on Shark Tank RAY LAFOLLETTE

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MT. PLEASANT—ABC’s Shark Tank welcomed local business owner, Dale Lewis, in front of the five judges Jan. 5, to introduce his cold-weather clothing line, Fortress Clothing, with the opportunity to request funding to expand the business. When asked why he would want to try out for Shark Tank, Lewis says the business reasons are simple and he listed five. First up, the show is popular

and the judges provide influence, if any of the Sharks decide to participate- Boom! That decision provides instant credibility for the business and product. Second, typically in marketing you may take a product and “Tell a big story.” Fortress Clothing is a killer product that no one believes the big story about because it’s new technology that goes against the accepted tradition. People find it hard to believe they can be warm Please see SHARK TANK, Page A3


The National Honor Society at Wasatch Academy recently welcomed 15 new members along with 10 returning members. These student leaders will be involved in community building service and activities throughout the year. (Photo courtesy of Wasatch Academy)

National Honor Society induction held for WA SPRINGVILLE — Wasatch Academy (WA) recently held its annual induction ceremony for student members of the National Honors Society (NHS) at Magleby’s Grotto, in Springville. The WA chapter welcomed 15 new and 10 returning members. Students dressed in formal attire and participated in a candle ceremony conducted by NHS President Hoang Ngyuen and NHS Director Alyssa Wolf, in which each recipient received a “light” from a fellow member. “Members of the NHS do not come by chance,” said Head of School Joseph Loftin, “This does not happen in a day or two, or a week, or even a year. This is symbolic of how each student has approached his or her entire educational journey.” The new 2019-20 Wasatch Academy National Honor Society members are Ashley Lagat, Purity Kattam, Beverly Frank, Kyrie Lee, Ar-





thur Zheng, Raymond Zhang, Finn Peterson, Assetou Diop, Chloe Evans, Yaxin Lan, Briona Nelson, Angel Nguyen, Eric Yang, Rena Shen and Jason Nguyen. Returning NHS members are Logan Hooper, Sam Wood, Tenzin Dhesel, Jadon Bucklin, David Cottam, Paisley Lott, Lucy Zhai, Max Yu, Bryan Lyu and Hoang Nguyen. NHS will be involved in several service projects throughout the year. One will be a visit with the residents of Country Lane, an assisted living center in Mt. Pleasant. Another will be to help on the Stewart Farm this spring – vaccinating cows or whatever else the farm needs. NHS students can always be counted on to engage fully with these kinds of community-building service activities and the new members will certainly contribute their time and energy in a stellar fashion, both now and in the future. Wolf adds, “NHS is made up of the student leaders at Wasatch Academy. It is an honor to help these highly motivated, bright, cheerful students! We have fun while we serve.”

A student has to be at Wasatch Academy for one year before he or she is eligible to be invited to apply for membership in NHS. At that point, if a student has a cumulative GPA of 3.8 or above, they are sent an invitation to apply. However, GPA is only a small part of the application. A student must have significant evidence of leadership positions, extra-curricular activities, and community service to be accepted into NHS. “The applications are sent to the entire school committee and reviewed for academic excellence, leadership, character and service,” said Wolf. “They have to meet all of those requirements in an exemplary way to be inducted.” NHS is the nation’s oldest, largest, and most prestigious student recognition program and it is upheld by the four pillars of scholarship, leadership, character and service. “I decided to join the National Honors Society because I thought it would open more options and I think it is good to help the community,” said WA junior and NHS recipient, Angel Nguyen.

Sanpete Valley Hospital welcomed the first baby of the new year on Jan. 1, 2020, at 10:42 p.m. A girl, Remlee Dawn Baldwin, who weighed seven pounds nine ounces and measured 19.5 inches long was born to Gavin Baldwin and Caitlin Leatham. Dr. Eric Jones was the delivering physician. As the first baby of the year at Sanpete Valley Hospital, Remlee and her parents have been presented with gifts donated by the hospital.

CENTRAL VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER WELCOMES FIRST 2020 BABY A girl, Violet Everitt, was born to Kristine and Michael Everitt at 12:41 p.m., Jan. 2, 2020, at Central Valley Medical Center, Nephi. The little miss weighed six pounds eight ounces and was 19.25 inches long. Dr. Reed Skinner was the delivering physician. The family received a discount on their hospital bill, a generous gift basket and support from several community businesses. (Photo courtesy of Amanda Livingston of Livingston Photography)


Sanpete Pantry is open Dear Editor: We’ve spoken with several people who have not yet heard that the Sanpete Pantry is NOT closing its doors. So, when they saw donation cans scattered around various locations, they wondered if it was a scam. Be assured, the Sanpete Pantry is NOT closing its doors any time soon. My husband, Dave, and I have been volunteering our time to help Sanpete Pantry tighten its processes and align more closely with federal and state regulations in an attempt to promote its solvency and resiliency. Our idea is to make it a more streamline process so donations are most efficiently used. A team of passionate specialists are tackling the fundraising, including grant writing, approaching corporations and foundations, and preparing to organize fundraising events this summer. Additionally, with the flow of support, we have new board members who lend many years of experience and new enthusiasm to Sanpete Pantry. Our vision is to reach even more than 300 families per month. There are currently 118 elementary-aged school children who have been identified as being at risk of not having food over the weekend. We send them kid’s packs weekly. There are 80 shut-ins who receive a box of food monthly between Gunnison and Fairview. So, if anyone asks… SANPETE PANTRY IS OPEN! Lurlynn L. Potter Sanpete Pantry Director Phone (435) 462-3006 1080 Blackhawk Boulevard, Mt. Pleasant


Winter sports in full swing at Wasatch MT. PLEASANT— Wasatch Academy (WA) recently released a winter sports report with an update on the school’s basketball, swimming, cheer and wrestling teams. Boys’ varsity basketball The WA Tigers boys’ varsity basketball team is ranked #1 in the State of Utah and #11 in the nation by USA Today. Coach David Evans intense team defense and the extremely efficient offense is averaging 11.6 steals, 29.4 rebounds and 99.9 points per game. Division 1 signed seniors Caleb Lohner (University of Utah), Mike Saunders (University of Cincinnati), Leo Colimerio (Fresno State University) and Richie Saunders (Brigham Young University) along with sophomore Richard “Pop” Isaacs have led the teams record. Unfortunately, team leader Mady Sissoko (ranked as a top 10 center in the nation and signed at Michigan State University) is out with an injury. The team hopes for his full recovery and looks forward to seeing him play again. The Tigers suffered their first loss of the season with a 76-68 setback to No. 14 ranked Oak Hill Academy 7668 in the championship game of the ‘Iolani Prep Classic in Honolulu, Hawaii. Cincinnati signee Mike Saunders Jr. scored 22 points, including three 3-pointers, but it wasn’t enough. Richard Isaacs Jr. added 19 points, four rebounds and four assists, and Fousseyni Traore supplied 14 points and nine rebounds for the Tigers (15-1), who trailed

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Wasatch Academy varsity basketball senior guard Richie Saunders, #15, dunks the ball during a recent home game at the school. The team is currently ranked #1 in Utah. (Photo courtesy of Wasatch Academy Basketball) just 40-37 at halftime. But the Warriors (21-1) came out of the half on a 22-9 blitz through the third quarter to pull away for good. Utah signee Caleb Lohner chipped in seven points, seven rebounds and two assists for Wasatch Academy, which got six points, six rebounds and two assists from BYU-bound Richie Saunders. After a brief holiday break, the Tigers traveled to Wheeling, WV; for the Cancer Research Classic where Wasatch Academy opened the event Jan. 3 against Roman Catholic,

from Philadelphia, PA. Cincinnati signee Mike Saunders Jr. and BYU signee Richie Saunders each scored 17 points to help No. 11-ranked Wasatch Academy to a 72-52 win over the No. 10-ranked Roman Catholic team in the opening game of the Cancer Research Classic. “Richie was amazing tonight,” Wasatch Academy Coach David Evans said of the BYU-bound guard who also had seven rebounds, four steals, and two blocked shots. Please see WASATCH, Page A5

Sanpete County booking report MANTI — Activities on the Sanpete County booking report are as follows: Dec. 21 Cy Spencer, Mt. Pleasant, was arrested in Mt. Pleasant by the Mt. Pleasant Police Department on charges of obstruction of justice, DUI, open container, possessions of marijuana/spice and paraphernalia. Bail was set at $5,220. Dec. 22 Alicia Hewitt, Ephraim, was arrested in Ephraim by the

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Ephraim Police Department on charges of assault, possessions of methamphetamine and paraphernalia; and obstruction of justice. Bail was set at $8,700. Ryker Paul Hewitt, Ephraim, was arrested in Ephraim by the Ephraim Police Department on charges of possessions of methamphetamine and paraphernalia. Bail was set at $5,680. Aubrey Marie Robb, Moroni, was arrested in Manti by Adult Probation and Parole on warrant of commitment 72hour hold. No bail was set. William Morris Winters, Ephraim, was arrested in Manti by the Utah Highway Patrol (UHP) on charges of possession of marijuana, speed contest and expired registration. Bail was set at $1,230. Dec. 24 Briana Kaela Vazquez, Moroni, was arrested in Moroni by the Moroni Police Department on charges of assault and domestic violence in presence of child. Bail was set at $3.070. Kelsie Marie Averett, Centerfield, was arrested in Centerfield by the Gunnison Police Department on the charge of assault and on an Ogden District Court Warrant. Bail was set at $1,740. Wyatt Lamar Parker, Spring City, was arrested in Mt. Pleasant by the Sanpete County Sheriff ’s Office on two Third District West Jordan Court Warrants. Bail was set at $7,500. Dec. 25 Larry Lynndel Cox, Fairview, was arrested in Fairview by the Moroni Police Department on charges of aggravated assault and dis-

charging of firearm. Bail was set at $5,290. Dec. 27 JoAnn Stebbing, Manti, was arrested in Manti by the Sanpete County Sheriff ’s Office on charges of two counts assault and violation of protective order. Bail was set at $4,090. Dec. 28 John Jared Monson, Ephraim, was arrested in Ephraim by the Sanpete County Sheriff ’s Office on the charge of child abuse. Bail was set at $1,950. Ryan Scott Eliason, Mt. Pleasant, was arrested in Mt. Pleasant by the Fountain Green Police Department on charges of telephone harassment, harassment, threats of violence and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bail was set at $2,720. Dec. 30 Shauna Bork, West Valley City, was arrested on State Road 28 by the Utah Highway Patrol (UHP) on charges of possession of schedule I/ II and marijuana; open container, tampering with evidence, labeling/packaging of controlled substance. Bail was set at $6,730. James Mills, West Valley City, was arrested on State Road 28 by the UHP on charges of DUI, speeding, possessions of methamphetamine, marijuana; revocation, suspended or denied driver’s license, felon in possession of weapon and two counts of possession of paraphernalia. Bail was set at $9,790. Travis Cloyd Pearson, Hanksville, was arrested in the Sevier County Jail by the Sanpete County Sheriff ’s Office on Sixth District and Wayne County Justice Court War-

rants. Bail was set at $7,500. Dec. 31 Dustin Frutos, Moroni, was arrested in Moroni by the Sanpete County Sheriff ’s Office on charges of possessions of marijuana and paraphernalia; contributing to the delinquency of a minor, furnishing alcohol to minor, criminal trespass and interfering with arresting officer. Bail was set at $1,600. Jan. 1 Randy Beal, Ephraim, was arrested in Ephraim by the Ephraim Police Department on the charge of assault. Bail was set at $1.070. Jan. 2 Joseph Draper, Mt. Pleasant, was arrested in Mt. Pleasant by the Mt. Pleasant Police Department on charges of possession of Schedule I/II and reckless endangerment. Bail was set at $5,850. Rita Ann Woodside, Manti, was arrested in Manti by the Sanpete County Sheriff ’s Office on charges of aggravated assault, possessions of paraphernalia, suboxine; using controlled substance no lawfully prescribed and revoked, suspended or denied driver’s license. Bail was set at $10,600. Zachary Sherwood Whitlock, Manti, was arrested in Manti by the Sanpete County Sheriff ’s Office on the charge of domestic assault. Bail was set at $1.070. Jan. 4 Jackson Blauer, Manti, was arrested in Gunnison by the Sanpete County Sheriff ’s Office on charges of DUI with prior conviction, failure to stop for officer, reckless driving, open container, operate on right side of road, rightof-way, stop signs; alcohol

Can you believe that it’s been 20 years since the new millennium and the hubbub of “Y2K?” Here we are starting out the year 2020. Some seem to be all worked up over the year 2020 now. Jeane Dixon, a psychic who used to have a newspaper astrology column, predicted that Armageddon will take place this year. It’s seems like some people just can’t be happy unless doomsday is just around the corner. In the meantime, prior to doomsday, there’s some living that is going to have be done here in Sanpete. And as is usual (some years anyway), I’m bringing out my ol’ crystal ball and giving my predictions for the coming year in Sanpete. I think big things are afoot. Let me see here: 1) Oh my! Yes, I see it clearly. President Trump is going to make a surprise visit to Sanpete County. Air Force One lands on the Highway 89 straightaway in the Indianola Valley. The limousine entourage speeds down the county with a quick stop at a turkey ranch where the president correctly makes references to Benjamin Franklin’s idea that the turkey should be named as the national bird. It is pointed out that Sanpete has both turkeys and bald eagles. The president makes a longer stop at Sanpete Valley Hospital and “beats the drum” for rural health care. Someone at the hospital, quickly identified by the Secret Service as a staunch Democrat, offers free gratis colonoscopies to the entire presidential traveling staff. While appreciated, the offer is declined. 2) After tricky negotiations, the Sanpete County Jail complex is sold by the county to Motel 6 Corporation. All county financial obligations are retired. Little remodeling is needed as the facilities are remarkably comfortable. All the security features of the building are left intact, including the bars on the “guest rooms.” Security for guests is an attraction for customers. The new motel becomes the flagship property of the chain attracting hunters and outdoorsy types from around the world. Tom Bodett is in town for the grand opening and ends his speech with a variation of the familiar slogan, “We’ll keep the lights on and the fence electrified for ya.” 3) The governor drives to Sanpete for the signing of a proclamation declaring Sanpete County as an example of global cooling. The polar bears from the Hogle Zoo are loaned to the county until April and are displayed in the “moat” next to the newly occupied (again), old county jail. Jail inmates sue the county for being treated in the same class as zoo an-

restricted and possession of weapon while under the influence. Bail was set at $14,030. Jan. 5 Andrew Steve Hohosh, Ephraim, was arrested in Ephraim by the Ephraim Police Department on Carbon County and Wellington Jus-

imals. Snowfall raises the ground level of the moat to the point that the bears escape. Wildlife officials tranquilize the white bears while they appear to be looking for seals at the Manti sewer lagoons. 4) Seeing the transformation of the jail complex, the inmates at the Central Utah Correction Facility demand and get a new name for their prison. “The Gunnison Hilton and Guard Towers” 5) In yet another bizarre hotel and lodging story, an offer is made by Donald Trump to purchase the Manti Temple from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Inexplicably, the church doesn’t immediately refuse the offer, but invites Trump to church headquarters. After several hours behind closed doors, an announcement is made that the landmark building in Manti will remain as is. News is simultaneously released that the church will be acquiring and remodeling hotel properties in Atlantic City, West Palm Beach, and Dubai, as new temples. 6) Snow College announces that Kyle Whittingham, in an effort to uncomplicate his life, will leave the University of Utah to become an assistant football coach for the Badgers. Coach Whit, having changed his mind several times over the past couple of weeks relative to what he wants to do with his life, is quoted as saying, “Being a Ute really wasn’t all it was cracked up to be – though the money was pretty fair.” 7) As the month of March ends, rumors arise, that al Qaeda has an active cell in the greater Chester metro area. Alleged sightings of terrorists are reported in downtown Moroni. Sanpete Search and Rescue announces a county wide “cave search” and receives quadruple their normal donations during their April Fool’s Day radio fundraiser. 8) The Ephraim Walmart is the first store in the system to have a pilot program of a massage therapy station right next to the blood pressure machine. 9) Sports Illustrated receives the county commission’s blessing to photograph their swimsuit edition here in Sanpete. The main theme this time will be water skiing on Gunnison Reservoir. Some of the models are put off by the brown water and refuse to get into the lake. Those models are whisked away to the new Motel 6 for a photo-spread section to be entitled, “Girls Behind Bars.” 10) Local citizens show up at the Pyramid newspaper office armed with torches and pitchforks demanding that the “Inside Sanpete” column be discontinued. Happy 2020 Sanpete!

tice Court Warrants. Bail was set at $700. Jayston Dennis Sorensen, Fairview, was arrested in Fairview by the Fairview Police Department on charges of assault and domestic assault in presence of child. Bail was set at $3,020.

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Sanpete County Community Calendar Jan. 10 6:30 p.m., Sanpete Chapter of the Sons of the Utah Pioneers monthly meeting and potluck dinner will be held at the LDS Church, 300 South Main Street, Manti. Featured speaker will be Ron Snowden, discussing the Hole in the Rock Expedition (San Juan Mission) and the rebuilding of the 1880s fort in Bluff, UT. Presentation to begin at 7:30. Visitors are always welcome. For more information, call (801) 513-8720. AA meetings Alcoholics Anonymous meet every week at the following locations and times: Sundays, 10 a.m., upstairs in Mt. Pleasant Recreation Center; 10 N. State, Mt. Pleasant (also Wednesdays at 8 p.m. at this location); Mondays, 8 p.m., Central Utah Counseling Center, 390 W. 100 N, Ephraim (also Thursdays at 8 p.m. at this location). Anyone interested in Alanon/Alateen fellowship for those whose lives have been affected by alcoholic behavior are encouraged to contact Sam at (435) 262-1188. American Veterans All eligible veterans are encouraged to join and attend the appropriate post meeting as follows: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9276 of North Sanpete meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m., at 50 North 100 West, Mt. Pleasant. American Legion Post 4 of Mt. Pleasant meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m., at the Utah National Guard Armory, 525 West 1000 South, Mt. Pleasant. Bereavement group Gunnison Valley Home Care sponsors a bereavement group meeting open to anyone inter-


and wet at the same time, Lewis stated. Third, Lewis says it’s been a slow grind because every customer has had to be educated. When presented on Shark Tank, millions of people can be educated in a short amount of time. He says that once people try the gear, they love it. Fourth, obviously an investment of money by a shark would provide the ability to hire more qualified people to grow exponentially and make more inventory to sell. The fifth reason is the publicity. The show provides only 15 minutes of fame, but with the extensive viewership the Shark Tank has the potential publicity to be gained was an opportunity Lewis couldn’t afford to be without. Lewis goes on to provide one other reason to try out. He says, “I’ve been so blessed. Our family has been able to live the “American Dream” of creating their own business with success.” “I’m a huge fan of capitalism and the philosophy that we are all given equal opportunity to succeed.” Lewis says, “I look around our community and see so many wonderful small business owners, that are fulfilling their dreams; farmers, furniture and grocery store owners, movie theatre owners and restaurateurs.” “I feel like my story is really the narrative of so many other great men and women who try to find a need and fill it. They risk, so that they can enjoy a greater reward.” So when the opportunity to present the Fortress on Shark Tank came up, Lewis went with it. During the presentation the clothing was put to the test by one of the Sharks, Robert Herjavec.


ested on the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m., at Gunnison Home Health, 45 East 100 North. For more info, call Krista (435) 528-3955. Blood pressure clinic Free blood pressure clinics sponsored by Gunnison Valley Home Care are held monthly at the following locations: Manti Senior Center the second Wednesday of every month from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Gunnison Senior Center the second Thursday of every month from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Contact Krista at (435) 528-3955. Disabled Veterans Disabled American Veterans provides free van transportation to the George E. Wahlen Medical Center in Salt Lake City for veterans with medical appointments from Richfield and Sanpete County. DAV is currently seeking more drivers. For more information, contact the DAV Hospital Coordinator at (800) 613-4012 ext. 2003. DUP Anyone interested in joining or visiting local camps of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) is encouraged to contact any DUP member or visit

Employment help Department of Workforce Services (DWS), Manti, is offering free resume writing and interview skills workshops. Resume writing workshops are held every Tuesday, and interview skills workshops are held on Wednesdays. Contact DWS office for times at (435) 835-0731. Fairview Museum Fairview Museum of History and Art is displayed in two buildings and grounds featuring many historical artifacts, sculptures, paintings, antique machinery and a locally found mammoth. Winter hours are 12 noon-4 p.m., Thursday thru Saturday or by appointment. Call the museum (435) 4279216, or send email to FG City Library Serving the communities of Fountain Green, Moroni, Wales and Chester. Internet, computer, printer and TV available. Tuesdays, Preschool story time at 1 p.m., Story hour for ages 4-12, from 3-4 p.m. Adult book club meets at 1 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month. For book club information, call Mary Smith (435) 445-3597. Library hours: Tues-

Dressed in Fortress Clothing, Herjavec was sealed in a cryogenic chamber that was cooled down to minus-112 degrees Fahrenheit to test the gear in the ultra-cold therapeutic device. When Herjavec came back out of the deep-freeze device he stated that indeed the Fortress gear had kept him warm. Thus demonstrating that the product does perform as advertised. Unfortunately for Lewis, the Sharks did not buy in to his request for $600,000 in funding in exchange for 15 percent of the company. Although Herjavec said he loved the clothing and stayed comfortable in the cooler, he felt the Fortress marketing message to be confusing. One of the other Sharks, Barbara Corcoran felt that there were too many clothing items being produced and that the base-layer clothing should be the main focus. In the end, none of the five sharks agreed to become part of Fortress Clothing. Yes, Lewis was disappointed that he didn’t get a deal, but, he says, “I’m quite pleased with the way my story was portrayed on Shark Tank. The response has been excellent. We love to keep people warm, so they can enjoy whatever they want to do in the cold.” About Fortress Clothing As seen on Shark Tank, Fortress Clothing® is an outdoor clothing brand that keeps a user’s core warm, even when they’re wet. Using Aeris®, a patented insulation technology, Fortress Clothing locks in body heat and removes moisture, to always keep a person warm. Fortress has a broad temperature range, so users feel comfortably warm moving in and out of the cold. The company has a full line of men’s and women’s clothing, in-

cluding a base layer pull-over and pants, hooded vest, vest, jacket, hybrid hoodie, parka, balaclava, bibs, gloves and booties. Fortress Clothing comes with a money-back guarantee. Fulfills all four elements Unlike other insulative technologies, Fortress covers all four factors of staying warm outdoors: 1. Warm when wet: Fortress evacuates moisture, so users stay warm when they sweat or get wet. 2. Easy to move: The comparatively thin insulation eliminates unwanted layers. 3. Blocks the wind: By blocking the wind, the clothing drastically reduces wind chill. 4. Compact: Fortress Clothing compresses well so it can be tucked into almost any nook or cranny. Fortress allows focus When wearing Fortress Clothing, users can forget about the cold and focus on their fun, goals and the job to be done. Those who benefit the most include the following: Outdoor enthusiasts: Campers, hikers, hunters and fishermen enjoy pursuing their passion out in cold weather only when they are warm. Whether hiking uphill to take the perfect shot or huddled over an ice fishing hole, Fortress helps users outmaneuver the cold so they can enjoy the experience with friends and family. Snow sports athletes: Playing out in the snow can be amazing for skiers, snowboarders and snowmobilers, or it can be a bust. Buying the equipment, taking time off work and traveling to a destination is all for naught if someone in the group is too cold to continue. It’s all too easy to get sweaty and chilled after digging out a snowmobile. Fortress solves

days thru Thursdays, 1-5 p.m., at Fountain Green City Hall, 260 West 100 North. Mental health services Sanpete Valley Hospital offers Mental Health Services for individuals who are under or uninsured, including outpatient counseling, medication assistance, and medication management. Call Sanpete Valley Hospital at (435) 4622441 to see if you qualify. 22 Americans die each day waiting for organ transplants, most of them for kidneys., a 501c3 nonprofit organization, is helping to change that by linking organ donors with people in desperate need of kidneys and other transplants. And now, it’s not necessary to donate a kidney to save a life. Donors can donate a boat, car or real estate, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to help save lives of people needing organ transplants. Visit or call (800) 3850422. MP Public Library An original Carnegie library serving Mt. Pleasant City and surrounding areas. Preschool story time on Mondays at 11:15 a.m. Home School story time on Mondays at 1 p.m. Bedtime story time on third Thursday each month at 6 p.m., come in PJs and bring blanket if desired. Teen Advisory Council Of Students (TACOS) meets first Thursday of month at 4 p.m., TACOS book club meets second Thursday each month at 4 p.m. Book club for adults meets the fourth Friday of each month at 9 a.m., Adult writer’s club meets first Tuesday each month at 6 p.m., Teen writer’s club meets first

Thursday each month at 4 p.m., Library hours: Mondays 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesday-Thursday 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, call (435) 4623240, or visit Mt. Pleasant City Library, 24 East Main, Mt. Pleasant. MP Senior Center Mt. Pleasant Senior Citizen Center, 101 East 100 North, offers rental space for events and social gatherings. For more information, call Paula Wright at (435) 262-9789 or Linda Jarman at (435) 262-0380. NAMI National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) support groups are a free resource providing support for individuals with mental health issues and their family and loved ones. Find strength with others who understand. Family Support Group for family and friends of individuals with mental health issues meets on the first and third Thursdays of each month. Connections Support Group for individuals with mental health issues meets on the second and fourth Thursdays each month. All NAMI meetings are held from 7-8:30  p.m., at 1050 South Medical Drive, (Next to Therapy West) Mt. Pleasant. Narconon Narconon reminds addicts and alcoholics that with the New Year it is time to think about the future years as well. Addict and alcoholics will find that entering a treatment program will produce lasting recovery. For years and years some people have had the New Year’s resolution to start the year clean, but failed. But

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after going to rehab they no longer had to worry about that old resolution haunting them each year. After rehab it is possible to live in the present and set much more positive resolutions for oneself. Reach out now for help, recovery is possible. For more information on New Year’s resolutions, go to Call today for a no cost screening or referral: (877) 841-5509. Preparedness skills Community classes to promote the advancement of skills, preparedness and resilience, are being taught by Jim Phillips in Spring City, sponsored by Spring City Citizen Corps (SCCC). Classes are held at Old Spring City Hall, 150 East Center. Skills classes are held every Thursday at 7 p.m. All events are open to the public at no cost. Questions, call (435) 709-1474. Resource clothing bank Persons needing clothing are welcome to browse what is available, free, on Wednesdays from 1-7 p.m., or Saturdays, 3:30-6:30 p.m., at 50 South 100 West, Ephraim. Clothing and money donations are welcome. Volunteer help is always needed. For more information call Nancy (435) 851-0603 or Darcie (435) 851-1963. TOPS Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) is held every Thursday from 4:30-5:45 p.m., at Mt. Pleasant Elementary, 579 South 400 East. For more information, call Carolyn (435) 262-7759.

Natalie Jorgensen, daughter of Troy and Staci Jorgensen, Mt . Pleasant, recently returned from serving in the Arkansas Little Rock Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints. She will speak at 11:30 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in the Mt. Pleasant Fourth Ward, 49 South State Street.




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North Sanpete Hawk wrestler Jaden Kaibetony pinned his 182 pound opponent from Morgan. Hawk wrestler Kaleb Curtis puts his opponent from Grand on his back during the weekend It was just one of Kaibetony’s six pins that lead him to going undefeated during the weekend 3A State Duels held in Richfield on Jan. 3-4. Kaleb went 5 and 3 for the weekend in the 170 weight class. (Photo courtesy of Marcy Curtis) 3A State Duels held Jan. 3-4 in Richfield. (Photo courtesy of Marcy Curtis)

NS Hawk wrestler Kaibetony goes undefeated at 3A state duels MARCY CURTIS

RICHFIELD—North Sanpete (NS) Hawk Wrestlers attended the 3A State Duels in Richfield at the Sevier Valley Center Jan. 3-4. The Hawks placed sixth defeating Maeser Prep, Carbon, Union and Summit Academy. The Hawks had several significant individual wins over the weekend and many close matches. Jaden Kaibetony, a senior Hawk wrestler, went undefeated during the duels. Kaibetony had six matches ending in falls, and one ending in a decision 11-7, in the 182 weight class. He is one of the many Hawk wrestlers that should be on the top of the final podium at state this year. Kaibetony is a great asset to the team and has been bringing in the wins all season. The team had others who had great weekends with several wins

including Kylan Taylor, Luis Rodriguez, Rory Smith, Kaleb Curtis, Jordan Watts and Spencer Olsen. The team has a busy month ahead of them as they finish out the second half of their season. The Hawks will travel to a region duel at Emery on Wednesday, Jan. 8. They will then wrestle at the Iron Town Duels in Cedar City Friday and Saturday, Jan. 10-11. The next home duel for the Hawks will be on senior night against Grantsville Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 5:30 p.m., at North Sanpete High School, 390 East 700 South, Mt. Pleasant. Participation in the 3A State Duels tournament was good for the Hawks and gave them a chance to see who they will be going up against at the divisional tournament later this month on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 31 and Feb. 1.

Hawk wrestler Dylan Couch pinned his opponent in the 145 weight class. Dylan had a record of 3 and 4 during the weekend 3A State Duels held in Richfield Jan. 3-4. (Photo courtesy of Marcy Curtis)

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NS Drill Team places first at state qualifier JORI TURPIN

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OREM — North Sanpete (NS) High School drill team traveled on Jan. 4 to compete in the Premier Drill Classic state qualifier held at Utah Valley University, Orem. The Lady Hawks have worked tirelessly the last few years to become a powerhouse in the dance community. A few years ago, the NS drill team struggled to compete at state; however, a coaching change last year elevated the girls to a second place state finish. This year, the Lady Hawks hope to make a statement at state squashing competitors and taking the first place trophy.

At the Premier Drill Classic, the girls demonstrated their abilities as they took first place in military, dance and character dances as well as first place overall. 3A State Drill competition will take place Thursday and Friday, Jan. 30 and 31. Senior dancers Addelyn Brotherson and Isabelle Johnson spoke with Jori Turpin about their upcoming state preparations. “We’re taking the judges critiques from past competitions and doing our best to apply them to our dances,” said Johnson. Brotherson adds, “We are putting finishing touches on each routine to ensure that they are the best they can be.”

In regards to the new coaching staff and team changes made over the last two seasons, Johnson said, “I feel that our practices are much more efficient. We don’t practice nearly as long, but we work really hard the entire time.” In regards to the team, Brotherson said, “We really are a family. We’ve danced with each other since we were little, and we’ve had these coaches while growing up.” “We respect each other and know each other’s abilities.” Brotherson says. “We just trust each other and do what we’re told because we all know we’re working toward the same goal.”


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“Overall, it was a great team win. Brennan Rigsby, Fousse Traoré and Mady Sissoko were huge for us off the bench.” Rigsby, Traoré, and Sissoko combined for 19 points off the bench to help the WA Tigers pull away. Utah signee Caleb Lohner added nine points, seven rebounds and two steals for Wasatch Academy (16-1), who got eight points, five rebounds and five assists from Richard Isaacs. Michigan State-bound post Sissoko, the No. 37-rated recruit in ESPN’s Top 100, made his return to the Tigers after an offseason injury. The 6-foot9, 225-pound four-star center scored back-to-back buckets to extend WAs lead to 26-21 with 6:06 left in the half. That sparked an 11-2 run that helped the Tigers to a 44-33 halftime lead before holding Roman Catholic to just nine third-quarter points to pull away for good. Sissoko finished with 13 points on 6-of-8 shooting to go along with seven rebounds and three blocked shots in his first game of the year for the Tigers. The WA Tigers continued at the CRC on Jan. 4 against No. 8-ranked Paul VI Panthers, from Fairfax, VA. In that game, Wasatch Academy’s Lohner lead the

No. 11 Tigers to upset the No. 8 Panthers, 57-53. Lohner had 16 points, 12 rebounds and two steals, including a near-perfect 6-of-7 effort from the free-throw line, to help No. 11 Wasatch Academy to improve to 2-0 at the Cancer Research Classic (CRC). Richard Isaacs added 10 points and three assists, while Cincinnati guard signee Mike Saunders Jr. and Michigan State-bound center Mady Sissoko each scored nine for the Tigers. Wasatch Academy, with a record of 17 wins and one loss, held the Panthers to just nine points in the second quarter to cling to a 29-25 halftime edge. The Tigers kept that fourpoint lead for much of the second half until Lohner hit back-to-back buckets down the stretch with a put-back that gave Wasatch Academy a 53-45 lead with about two minutes remaining. The senior who has signed with Utah also grabbed a crucial rebound off the foul line in the final two minutes, keeping the Paul VI Panthers from capitalizing on a 12-of19 free-throw effort as they tried to come back down the stretch. After the Panthers cut the deficit to two points, 55-53 with five seconds left, Lohner went to the line and calmly sank two foul shots to put the game out of reach.

EPHRAIM-- Robert “Bob” Ned Rees, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend passed away Jan. 6, 2020, in the comfort of his home with his wife by his side. Bob was born March 24, 1960, to Thomas Junior Rees and Coral Kaye Peterson. He married his soul mate, Brinda Lee Brewer Feb. 20, 1980. Together they had two beautiful children, Annie Kaye and Robert Thomas. Bob worked as a coal miner for Skyline Mine for the past 29 years. In his spare time, he enjoyed shed hunting, wood working and most of all being a grandfather to his precious grandchildren, Mitchell, Brock, Cole, Sophie, and Kayson. He enjoyed watching his grandsons playing Templar football and watching his “littles” ride bikes and scooters in the spring. His wife, Brinda, was the light of his life and he worked diligently to provide and protect her. Robert faced many trials and hardships, but the most prominent loss was that of his son, Robert, in August 2002. Robertʼs faith in the gospel kept him going in knowing he would soon be reunited with his son. Robert is survived by his wife, Brinda Lee, Ephraim; daughter, Annie Kaye (Wendell) Jacobson, Ephraim; sister, Susan (Brett) McFarlane; brother, Tom (Debbie) Rees; his grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, T.J. and Kaye; mother and father-law, Earl and Annie Brewer; friend, Mitchell Anderson; and best buddy and son, Robert Rees. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 11, in the Ephraim First Ward, 450 North 200 West. Viewings will be held from 6-8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 10 and Saturday, from 9:30-10:30 a.m., prior to services at the church. Interment will be in the Ephraim Park Cemetery. Online condolence at Wasatch Academy returns to their home court on Friday, Jan. 10, at 7 p.m., to face Las Vegas’ Desert Valley Prep., at the Brunger Wilkey Gym, 120 North State, Mt. Pleasant. For more information about the team, visit for live game streaming, stats and more. Boys’ O/B varsity basketball The boys’ orange/black USSA varsity basketball team has been competing in their pre-season schedule and will begin their regular season schedule in this January. The team is improving every day behind the guidance of first-year Coach Garrett Crosby and team leaders Vic Huang and Kelvin Yin. The outlook is optimistic for this season as the team is constantly improving at the defensive and offensive sides of the court. Girls’ varsity basketball The Wasatch Academy girls’ basketball team has a current record of 3-0 in the region and 7-2 overall. Senior point guard Duda Raimundo has been amazing on the floor with an average of 5.2 assists, 1.8 steals and 8.3 points per game.







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Raimundo also received great news immediately following the last team win when she was notified that she has been offered a full-ride scholarship for college next year. The girl’s team is working together with great success this season. Their stingy defense has only allowed opponents an average of 35 points per game while the offense has scored an average of 52 points. Other key contributors at the varsity level are Albe Ward, Nataly Dunka, Mattea Wade, Debora Reis and Olivia Jessee who all have impressive game stats as well. Swim team The Wasatch Academy swim team is best summed up with the highlights of the last swim meet. Several of the team members were absent because of classwork and travel but the five boys that did go were the highlight of the meet. Sam Leavitt, Zane Rasmussen, Carter McPhearson, Luke Askilsrud and Alex Delbecq all set personal best times for the season. This was a great accomplishment, but where they really stood out was how they cheered so loudly for each other as well as swimmers for other teams. The “Five Guys,” as they became known to all present, would cheer loudly for the last place person in each race. Coaches, teams and spectators were all appreciative of this display of sportsmanship, kindness and unity that set a very positive culture for the meet. Cheer team The cheer team is off to a good start under the leadership of Beverly Frank. She has set the tone of unity, hard work and fun to make this a great cheer season. The cheer team had their first performance of the season at the school Assembly on Dec. 11 and will pick back up again when students return from the Winter Holiday. Wrestling team The Wasatch Academy wrestling team is made up of two dedicated wrestlers, Kyle Scruton and Nicolas Mom-

The applications below were filed with the Division of Water Rights in Sanpete County. These are informal proceedings per Rule 655-6-2. Protests concerning an application must be legibly written or typed, contain the name and mailing address of the protesting party, STATE THE APPLICATION NUMBER PROTESTED, CITE REASONS FOR THE PROTEST, and REQUEST A HEARING, if desired. Also, A $15 FEE MUST BE INCLUDED FOR EACH APPLICATION PROTESTED. Protests must be filed with the Division of Water Rights on or before February 5, 2020, either electronically using the Division s o n line Protest of Application form, by hand delivery to a Division office, or by mail at PO Box 146300, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6300. Please visit or call (801) 5387240 for additional information. CHANGE APPLICATION(S) 51-8876 (a45347): Indianola Irrigation Company, Michael Martin and Jamie Lynn Utley propose(s) using 2 ac-ft. from groundwater (Indianola) for DOMESTIC; IRRIGATION; STOCKWATERING. 51-8877 (a45348): Indianola Irrigation Company, Michael Martin and Jamie Lynn Utley propose(s) using 2 ac-ft. from groundwater (Indianola) for DOMESTIC; IRRIGATION; STOCKWATERING. 51-8878 (a45349): Indianola Irrigation Company, Michael Martin and Jamie Lynn Utley propose(s) using 2 ac-ft. from groundwater (Indianola) for DOMESTIC; IRRIGATION; STOCKWATERING. 65-4144 (a45357): Melanie Mower-Bates propose(s) using 0.0121 cfs OR 2 ac-ft. from groundwater (1/2 mile southwest of Milburn) for IRRIGATION; STOCKWATERING. 65-4145 (a45360): Wendy Jackson propose(s) using 0.0084 cfs OR 1 ac-ft. from groundwater (1/4 mile northeast of Wales) for DOMESTIC; IRRIGATION; STOCKWATERING. EXTENSIONS 65-3579 (a30702): Todd J. and Paula D. Palmer is/are filing an extension for 1 ac-ft. from groundwater (Mouth of North Creek Canyon) for DOMESTIC; IRRIGATION. Boyd P. Clayton, P.E. INTERIM STATE ENGINEER Legal notice 48392 Published in The Pyramid January 9 and 16, 2020.

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE The following described property will be sold at public auction to the highest bidder, payable in lawful money of the United States at the time of sale, at the Sanpete County Courthouse, 160 North Main, Manti, UT 84642, on February 12, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. of said day, for the purpose of foreclosing a trust deed dated November 19, 2014, and executed by GARRETT POOLE, A SINGLE MAN, as Trustor, in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. ("MERS"), SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR GUILD MORTGAGE COMPANY, A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, ITS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS as Beneficiary, which Trust Deed was recorded on November 21, 2014, as Entry No. 201373, in Book 670, at Page 1091, in the Official Records of Sanpete County, State of Utah covering real property purportedly located at 425 West Christianburg Road, Mayfield, Utah 84643 in Sanpete County, Utah, and more particularly described as: BEGINNING SOUTH 1563.80 FEET, EAST 1437.54 FEET, NORTH 80°05'14" EAST 80 FEET, NORTH 20°02'53" WEST 282.36 FEET AND NORTH 13°21'17" WEST 165.63 FEET FROM THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 19 SOUTH, RANGE 2 EAST, SALT LAKE BASE AND MERIDIAN; THENCE NORTH 83°15'43" EAST 277.804 FEET, THENCE NORTH 21°02'35" WEST 100.778 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 83°15'43" WEST 234.64 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 06°20'15" WEST 87.23 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 13°21'17" EAST 12.77 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Tax ID: 4394X2 The current Beneficiary of the trust deed is UTAH HOUSING CORPORATION, and the record owners of the property as of the recording of the Notice of Default are KRIS A. SOPER AND LISA SOPER, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS. Bidders must tender to the trustee a $20,000.00 deposit at the sale and the balance of the purchase price by 2:00 p.m. the day following the sale. Both the deposit and the balance must be paid to Lincoln Title Insurance Agency in the form of a wire transfer, cashier's check or certified funds. Cash payments, personal checks or trust checks are not accepted. DATED: December 31, 2019. LINCOLN TITLE INSURANCE AGENCY By: Shelby K. Irvin Its: Authorized Agent Telephone: (801) 476-0303 Website: SK File No. 19-1459 Legal notice 48385 Published in The Pyramid January 9, 16 and 23, 2020.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: A work meeting on recommended changes, additions, and/or removals to the Land Use and Subdivision Ordinances will be held on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, beginning at 6:30 P.M. in Room 101 of the Sanpete County Courthouse, 160 North Main, Manti, Utah. Individuals needing special accommodations should contact Sandy Neill, Sanpete County Clerk at (435) 835-2131 ext.5 at least three working days in advance. Dated this 6th day of January 2020. Sandy Neill Sanpete County Clerk Legal notice 48511 Published in The Pyramid January 9, 2020.

msen. Nicolas’ background in Jujitsu has helped him find success in the folkstyle that is used for high school wrestling. Kyle has trained in folkstyle and has a record of 2-1 going into the winter holiday. The two wrestlers have shown dedication, patience

and unity as they travel to and from North Sanpete High School each day for practice. North Sanpete High School Wrestling Coach Bryan Strain is appreciated for helping Nicolas and Kyle reach the next level in their wrestling goals.

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Several Wasatch Academy students performed for the Winter Performing Arts Showcase held at the school’s Music Conservatory. (Photo courtesy of Wasatch Academy)

Performing arts showcased at Wasatch Academy MT. PLEASANT—On a cold, foggy night as the thick winter clouds settled low outside, on the stage inside the Wasatch Academy Music Conservatory a warm, bright and festive presentation of the annual Winter Performing Arts Showcase took place for the Wasatch Academy community last Dec. 8. The showcase provided students with a chance to share their talents that had been honed during the first semester. This year’s presentation of young musicians and performers included pianists, guitarists, violinists, vocalists and dancers. The audience was greeted by an outstanding drumming performance by music teacher Matt Harding and a group of students that are part of his International Per-

cussion Ensemble class. Then, the vocal ensemble group sang “Let It Go” from the hit Disney film Frozen followed by a performance of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” accompanied on piano by Olivia Douglass. David Cottam performed a piano solo of Prelude in G minor, Op. 23, No. 5, by Sergei Rachmaninoff. Afterward, the orchestra performed several Christmas pieces, led by Wasatch Music Department Head Sarah Dorian. Dorian is a talented musician and educator and has done an excellent job leading and supporting the students and the department. She also led the department in hosting this beautiful event. Other performances of the evening included a vio-

lin solo of “Silent Night” by Briggs Dorian-Lawrence, accompanied by David Cottam on piano and the advanced orchestra ensemble. Then Briggs joined Faith Winkler to sing “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” with the support of the advanced orchestra ensemble. Several talented young women duos performed four fun and emotional dance numbers. Rokiatou Diop performed a moving vocal arrangement accompanied by Betty Nagy. Several other heartfelt vocal numbers were also performed. Betty Nagy then shared a stunning clarinet solo with the audience. A group of Vietnamese students performed the song “Tiên Tiên” or “Say You Do” in honor of their country. In this piece,

soloist Maya Nguyen was accompanied by three talented guitar students. The evening closed with a larger group performing an upbeat, modern arrangement of “The First Noel” and “Oh Come, All Ye Faithful.” this group included members of Analog Crush, the Center for Contemporary Music’s elite band, and the excellent advanced orchestra students. The energy of the performance matched the energy of the room and after a giant round of applause, the community found their way home despite the fog. Those interested can watch the full Winter Performing Arts Showcase on Youtube at: com/watch?v=o4dsQRxQBgE.

For the first time in several years, the Wasatch Academy Robotics Program (WARP) team competed and took 19th place in a recent competition at West High School, Salt Lake City. (Photo courtesy of Wasatch Academy)

WA robotics team competes in West High competition DR. ZEB ENGBERG

SALT LAKE CITY — Wasatch Academy (WA) robotics team recently competed at the First Tech Challenge robotics competition at West High School in Salt Lake City. While WA has had a thriving robotics team in the past, it has been several years since the school last competed. With a completely new set of students participating in the Wasatch Academy Robotics Program (WARP) and a firstyear robotics coach, it was a rookie team going into the competition. In the 24 hours leading up to the competition, dedicated WARP members Jens Evans, Roger Yang, Carter McPherson, Conner Sparks, Dreamie

Thompson and Arthur Zheng devoted themselves to upgrading their robot’s hardware and software. At first the robot was barely able to roll around when driven by a student. By the next day the WARP team’s robot had two functioning arms, a reliable wheelbase, and a robust autonomous (driver-less) component. The night before the competition was spent problem solving the many inevitable design catastrophes that were encountered along the way. During that Saturday’s competition, the WARP team was keenly aware of their inexperience. While the robot lacked in flashy features, compared to some of the other robots at the competi-

tion, its design included several innovative features that stood out. The WARP team used a holonomic x-pattern for the robot wheelbase. This simple yet sophisticated drivetrain made the robot extremely maneuverable and agile on the playing field. The WARP robot could easily move in any direction independent of its orientation and it could simultaneously rotate while in motion. As the only team to use a holonomic drivetrain, WARP had one of the most nimble robots in the arena. Another distinguishing feature of the robot was its flexibility in autonomous mode. The WARP team had coded six different autonomous

programs into their robot that were capable of performing a number of different tasks depending on the strengths of the challenging team’s robot. WARP’s autonomous performance was on par with the strongest teams in the competition. Overall, the WARP team was happy to place 19th in the competition. But more important than their ranking, the robotics team left West High School feeling inspired and reinvigorated to continue enhancing their robot for the coming competition in early February. In true Wasatch Academy style, the WARP robot has several unique strengths that the team members are eager to refine and improve.

Gunnison Valley Hospital welcomed their first baby of the New Year at 9:26 p.m., Jan. 3, 2020. A girl, Renny Thomas, was born to Casey and Joni Thomas, Ephraim. She weighed seven pounds five ounces and was 21. 5 inches long. Dr. Dwight Inouye was the delivering physician. Big sisters, Constance and Rohwyn, welcomed Renny to the family.

Wasatch Academy Art Department faculty members are (left to right): Brandon Smith, Head of Department Laura Pernot, Olivia Wilmerding and Holly Hooper. (Photo courtesy of Wasatch Academy)

WA highlights fine arts department, creation process MT. PLEASANT— Whether it’s the stunning astrophotography, pinhole photography, ceramic designs, or painted self-portraits that catch your eye, walking into the Wasatch Academy (WA) Studio Arts building quickly reveals the wide range of fine arts projects the students are involved in. These projects are supported by the outstanding Fine Arts Department faculty, a group of multi-talented individuals dedicated to teaching students self-discovery through the arts. When asked what she enjoyed most about teaching fine arts, Holly Hooper, printmaking and photography teacher, replied, “Creating art is a very individualized process. I enjoy getting to know each student on a personal level.” “Hearing their stories and sharing their creative processes is a very exciting and humbling experience. Teaching art isn’t just about teaching technical ability,” Hooper says, “It is also about listening, adapting, and guiding the student to be the best artist/person they can be.” In January 2013, the Fine Arts Department moved out of the multi-purpose building and into the beautifully renovated Studio Arts building. This bright, open space, is equipped with large windows for natural light and all the amenities needed to imagine, design, and create which greatly helps WA students reach their full artistic potential. The building houses a fully functional darkroom complete with 12 enlargers. The darkroom allows the art faculty to effectively teach all phases of black and white photography, digital photography, studio lighting and all that goes with it. Other tools in the building include printmaking equipment, easels, paints, pastels, an electric kiln, a high-fire gas kiln for firing porcelain and stoneware at any temperature up to about 2,300 degrees, several pottery wheels and work areas used for handcrafting ceramic designs.

The art courses these tools support includes introductory and advanced 2D art, advanced art portfolio, introduction to ceramics, advanced ceramics, photography and printmaking. Pottery and ceramics classes are taught by Fine Arts Department Head Laura Prenot in a fully outfitted studio. When asked what kinds of projects her students create, Prenot shared, “My beginning ceramics students learn basic techniques, such as hand-building and throwing. They have projects based on those techniques that they are able to make uniquely their own.” “My advanced students take those techniques and find their artistic voice,” she says. “They create a wide variety of pieces, both functional and nonfunctional. Some want to try something new every project while others find one or two techniques that they love and work on honing those skills.” The art students are definitely grasping new techniques and letting their personal artistic fingerprints shine. Last December the Wasatch Academy community joined the art faculty and students for a Visual Arts & Engineering open house. During the open house, a variety of art was displayed in the gallery including printmaking, pinhole photography, astrophotography, many ceramic designs, paintings, sketches and much more. When asked what she thought the students gained from these projects, Holly Hooper beamed, “My hope is that the students find personal confidence in each project that I teach.” “Art is about trial and error,” she said. “Teaching students that each success and each failure is a learning moment and each moment plays a crucial role in gaining personal confidence from their projects.” To view photos of the art that was displayed in the gallery, visit https:// WasatchAcademy/photos/ then select Visual Arts & Engineering Open House.

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