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27th Annual Lace Days in Fairview July 16-18 FAIRVIEW — The 27th annual Fairview Lace Days will be held Monday through Wednesday, July 16-18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in cooperation with the Academy, Beehive and Sanpete Lacers at the Fairview Museum of History and Art, 84 North 100 East. Classes will be taught all three days and two special guest teachers will appear this year. Elizabeth Peterson, Salt Lake City; and Maria Provencher, California; will be teaching classes. Provencher will be this year’s vendor. Participants in the classes must register in advance by calling the museum at (435) 427-9216. Visitors are

welcome to come and watch the lacers at work on all types of lace. Those who plan to participate should bring personal lace and join the lacers. This is an opportunity to learn about the different types of lace and the tools used to make it. There will be demonstrations, information and Provencher will have all sorts of supplies, materials and tools of the trade for sale. For additional information contact Fairview Museum of History and Art, (435) 427-9216; Alice Wakefield at (801) 374-0043 or alicewake@gmail. com; or Nancy MacKay at (435) 4279408 or email:

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Lisa Morey and her daughter, Eliza, both from the Salt Lake City area, are working on lace creations during Lace Days at the Fairview Museum of History and Art, 84 North 100 East. This year’s participants will have the opportunity to learn from experts in the craft and have access to the latest equipment from July 16-18. (Photo courtesy of Terry Madsen)

Additional 28 charges filed against woman in case of slain Eureka teens for a preliminary hearing. Police say she is the girlfriend of Jerrod Baum, 41, who is charged with stabbing two teens to death and throwing their bodies down an abandoned mine shaft. Riley Powell, 18, and Brelynne “Breezy” Otteson, 17, went missing at the begining of January. They were last heard from in Dec. 29, traveling

Fayette employee arrested for alleged misuse of public funds MANTI — Sanpete County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation in May of this year into allegations brought forth by Fayette Town in regards to a city employee, Tracy Kay Mellor, misusing public funds. After a thorough investigation and with the assistance of the Utah State Auditor’s Office, evidence was obtained which supported the allegations. According to the Sheriff’s Office report, evidence was gathered through warrants and the cooperation of Fayette Town which included bank records of the suspect and the financial and bank records of Fayette Town. Evidence supported the suspect had been misusing town funds by writing town checks to a personal/





together to Eureka. Their bodies were found almost three months later in an abandoned mine shaft near Eureka, according to Morgan Henderson court documents. After the bodies were found, Hen- bodies into the shaft. derson reportedly told police she Court documents accuse Henhad been present in December when derson of lying during at least three Baum murdered the teenagers at the interviews with police, denying she mouth of the mine and threw their Please see CHARGES, page 6


Tracy Kay Mellor business account. Since 2009, records show approximately $229,000 had been transferred from Fayette Town to this personal account. Mellor was taken into custody by detectives from the Sanpete County Sheriff’s Office. The suspect was booked into the Sanpete County Jail on July 5 on nine counts of misuse of public money, a third degree felony.


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More than two dozen additional charges were filed Monday against a woman accused of lying to police during the murder investigation of two teens in Eureka. Morgan Henderson, 34, is charged with 30 counts of obstructing justice, all second-degree felonies. The additional 28 charges were filed a day before Henderson appears in court

FOUNTAIN GREEN — The big celebration known as Lamb Days, gets underway Friday, July 13. The name is fitting due to the historic nature of the area where raising sheep was a huge industry and is still an ongoing way of life for some. Lamb Days draws people from all over. This being a two-week festival, the first week’s activities include the annual quilt show, co-ed softball tournaments and entertainment at the theatre. July 13-14 This year the events get started with a Quilt Show, from 12 noon to 8 p.m., at the Fountain Green Dance Hall, 60 South State. During those same hours the historic Tithing Office and Bishop’s Storehouse Museum will be open, located at 14 South Main Street. The evening of Friday, July 13, the Fountain Green Community Theatre presents “Fountain Green Variety Hour,” at 7 p.m., at 60 South State. On Saturday, July 14, there will be two showings, the first at 5 p.m., and then at 7 p.m. Attendees waiting for the shows to begin can visit the quilt show next door in the dance hall. July 17-19 Tuesday through Thursday, July 17-19, the annual Co-ed Softball Tournament will take place. Participants must be current or past residents only. Sign up at Fountain Green General Store, 84 South State.

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Business in legal hot water over opened email? ALBANY, NY — Email can arrive in the inbox cleverly disguised, appearing to come from the boss, a co-worker or some other person, business or organization that is trusted. But click on a link or attachment as instructed and it could bring on a headache. Perhaps cybercriminals have just been given access to the company’s data, and that could potentially put the business out of compliance with federal laws and regulations about protecting the data. Phishing attacks are one of the most common security challenges individuals and businesses face when it comes to keeping information secure, says Beth Haddock (, author of Triple Bottom-Line Compliance: How to Deliver Protection, Productivity and Impact. “The phisher’s goal is to steal sensitive and confidential information,” says Haddock, a compliance attorney who is also CEO of Warburton Advisers, a consulting firm that advises companies on compliance and ethical issues particularly when there’s a crisis. That information could include Social Security numbers, credit card and bank account numbers, medical or educational records, dates of birth and mailing/email addresses.


Businesses are at risk of email phishing by cybercriminals who seek to steal sensitive and confidential information. Fortunately there are steps that can be taken to protect the company data. That’s problematic because federal regulations may require that the business keep certain information secure. Just as an example, health providers are expected to safeguard the medical records of patients under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Such compliance issues can create unwelcome complications for businesses, which is why they need to be proactive in addressing phishing. Haddock says there are a few steps they can take to protect themselves, including: Educate employees The first line of defense against phishing is employees, because they are the ones

likely to be targeted. “Make them aware of the concerns and tell them to be suspicious of emails that offer them links with little explanation, or that ask for sensitive data, even if it appears to be coming from a trusted source,” Haddock says. Who has access? Reassess who has access to data. Because employee mistakes are the most likely cause of a breach, retraining alone may not get the job done. A business or organization may want to take another look at who should have access to all that sensitive data, and make adjustments where possible. Take action If a breach happens, take action. A business can’t just

ignore the data breach, Haddock says. Right away, the IT team needs to be notified so they can get to work handling the breach. At the same time, she says, it’s important to immediately contact the compliance officer or attorney so they can take appropriate steps for reporting the breach to the proper regulatory agencies. “These ‘phishing expeditions’ from cybercriminals represent a serious challenge for businesses and for their compliance officers,” Haddock says. “It’s critical to be aware of the threat and to know that there are steps a business can take to reduce their risk and avoid finding them self out of compliance with regulations that govern that sensitive data.” About Haddock Beth Haddock, CEO and founder of Warburton Advisers, is the author of Triple Bottom-Line Compliance: How to Deliver Protection, Productivity and Impact. She has more than 20 years of experience as a compliance and business executive. Her consulting firm provides sustainable governance and compliance solutions to leading international corporations, technology companies, and nonprofits. For more information, visit

When changing jobs, consider that 401(k) PETER J. STRAUSS

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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC — More people change jobs than ever before. The average American worker makes 12 employment moves before retirement, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. With all those transitions come important decisions, and high among them is what to do with their 401(k). Numerous financial experts say one thing a person usually shouldn’t do is leave their 401(k) behind with that former employer. Some 401(k)

accounts are “orphaned” or abandoned every year either by their owner, former employer or plan administrator. “It’s like cleaning out the old office; make sure to grab everything that’s important,” says Peter J. Strauss (, an attorney, captive insurance manager and author of The Business Owner’s Definitive Guide to Captive Insurance Companies. “When a person leaves a job and leave their 401(k), failing DESIGNER491 — STOCK.ADOBE.COM to roll it into a new retirement What to do with the 401k when leaving a job is an important consideration. Failing to roll it into a new retirement account Please see 401K, Page A3 could mean leaving money behind in a drawer.

Sanpete County booking report MT. PLEASANT — Activ- booking report are as follows: ities on the Sanpete County June 25 Damien Malachi Flores, Mt. Pleasant, was arrested in Sanpete County Jail by Adult Probation and Parole on a Sixth District Court Warrant. 86 West Main Bail was set at $10,000. Mt. Pleasant, UT 86447 Brian Karl Frederick, SaAn edition of lina, was arrested in GunniThe Daily Herald son by the Gunnison Police Subscriptions and Department on charges of Delivery Service ....801-375-5103 possessions of marijuana, News and methamphetamine and drug Advertising.............435-462-2134 paraphernalia; two counts Fax..........................435-462-2459 of felon in possession of dangerous weapon; and reThe Pyramid Daily Herald Edition (USPS voked, suspended or denied 365-580) a weekly newspaper published at driver’s license. Bail was set 86 West Main Street, Mt. Pleasant, Utah at $47,970. 84647. Periodicals Postage Paid at Mt. Turesa Ruth Lewis, Mt. Pleasant, Utah 84647 and at additional Pleasant, was arrested in mailing offices POSTMASTER: Send Ephraim by the Ephraim Poaddress changes to the Pyramid, 86 West lice Department on charges Main Street, Mt. Pleasant, Utah 84647 of two counts controlled substance prohibited acts and Member: DUI metabolite. Bail was set Audit Bureau of Circulations at $10,680. NEWS June 26 We welcome news tips. Call Richard Kenneth Huff, El435-462-2134 to report a sinore, was arrested in Gunnews tip, or if you have a nison by the Gunnison Police comment or a question. We Department on charges of welcome letters to the editor. All letters must include possession of marijuana with author’s name (printed priors, felon in possession of AND signed) and a phone dangerous weapon and posnumber. We reserve the right session of drug paraphernato edit letters for clarity, lia. Bail was set at $25,680. punctuation, taste and Jared Loren Simiskey, Oglength. Letters are welcome on any topic. den, was arrested in Moroni by the Sanpete County

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Sheriff ’s Office on the charge of assault and a Board of Pardons and Parole Warrant. Bail was set at $1,070. Paul Jayar Vondinklage, Ephraim, was arrested in Ephraim by the Ephraim Police Department on a West Millard County Justice Court Warrant. Bail was set at $275. June 27 Justin Shane Dyches, Fairview, was arrested in Manti by the Sanpete County Sheriff ’s Office on a Salt Lake County Justice Court Warrant. Bail was set at $1,500. Franklin Kee Mann, Gunnison, was arrested in Gunnison by the Gunnison Police Department on two counts of assault and intoxication. Bail was set at $2,360. Rina Janell Nay, Richfield, was arrested in Richfield by the Sanpete County Sheriff ’s Office on Sixth District, Third District, Fourth District and Tooele Justice Court Warrants. Bail was set at $32,000. June 28 Ryker Paul Hewitt, Ephraim, was arrested in Ephraim by the Ephraim Police Department on the charge of intoxication. Bail was set at $220. June 29 Jennifer Lyn Allred, Spring City, was arrested in Ephraim by the Ephraim Police Depart-

ment on charges of revoked, denied or suspended driver’s license and felon in possession of a dangerous weapon. Bail was set at $5,680. Gregory Bowler, Mt. Pleasant, was arrested in Ephraim by the Utah Highway Patrol on the charge of DUI. Bail was set at $1,460. Cody William Howard, Salina, was arrested in Richfield by the Sanpete County Sheriff ’s Office on two warrants from Sixth District Court. Bail was set at $50,000. June 30 Jesse Doug Mackey, Manti, was arrested in Manti, by the Sanpete County Sheriff ’s Office on charges of intoxication, possession/use of weapon while under the influence. Bail was set at $900. Christy Lynn Westlund, Centerfield, was arrested in Manti by the Sanpete County Sheriff ’s Office on charges of intoxication, possession/use of weapon while under the influence and discharging of firearm. Bail was set at $1,190. July 5 Tracy Kay Mellor, Fayette, was arrested in Manti by the Sanpete County Sheriff ’s Office on nine counts of misuse of public funds. Bail was set at $45,000. July 6 Clint Ray Caldwell, Gun-

Hot, dryagain People at church – farmers especially, talk about fasting and praying for rain. I sympathize with this idea. I’m a farmer too. Well, I have a little bit of a garden this year and what seems like a half acre of dry lawn. We’ve got zucchini squash in production and some crookneck squash that will be ready to pick this week. I hope to have some tomatoes and a few cucumbers eventually. That’s all I planted this year because of the drought. I continue to wage war on deer that seem to love the taste of tomato plants. There’s a family of deer that seems to have taken up residence in the neighborhood. I think I have some non-garden neighbors actually feed them for fun just so they can “be friends” with them. I still like my idea of asking Donald Trump to help me build a fence. I know that I’m living on land that used to be “deer lands.” But at this point of time, my political view is that the deer are “illegal immigrants” in my yard. I have a deed and they’re trespassing! The neighbors can continue to feed them if they want to, as “reparations” for being pushed off their “native lands.” I just wish that the Division of Wildlife Resources would put the “town deer” on a bus and send them back to the Manti-LaSal National Forest. I know, I know – the forest is only a hop, skip and a jump away. That’s the trouble – it’s a border war. The drought thing comes up seemingly every year. It’s not really surprising. Here’s a little snip out of the Utah Division of Water Resources website: “Even in normal years, Utah has a limited water supply. It is the second driest state in the nation. Most of Utah is classified as a desert receiving less than 13 inches of annual precipitation.” Have you seen Gunnison Reservoir and Nine Mile Reservoir lately? They’re dry. The waterfowl seem confused as they tramp around in what’s now a dust bowl. I’ve been hearing about water shortages and droughts since I was old enough to turn on a water tap and play in the sprinkler. Prayers in church for precipitation have been something I’ve heard my entire life. The phase “…please bless

nison, was arrested in Gunnison by the Sanpete County Sheriff ’s Office on the charge of criminal trespass. Bail was set at $1,950. Kevin Ray Syddall, West Jordan, was arrested in Sanpete County by the Sanpete County Sheriff ’s Office on charges of intoxication, alcohol restricted driver, interlock device and suspended driver’s license. Bail was set at $3,070. July 7 Tyler Ruben Armstrong, Manti, was arrested in Manti by the Sanpete County Sheriff ’s Office on charges of intoxication, disorderly

us with rain and snow so that we’ll have sufficient water to sustain our crops and gardens…” is something most kids around here can insert into a prayer without thinking twice. Sanpeters do a lot of praying for rain. Utahns, in general, are “pray-ers” for rain as well. Lots of times when people pray in public they’ll thank the Lord for the “moisture” we’ve received or pray for “moisture.” I heard that one of the church authorities in Sanpete had a comment on the subject. He told a guy who prayed for “moisture” that from now on this year, we’re not to pray for “moisture;” we’re to pray for “rain.” No more pussyfootin’ around with our requests from heaven. We want rain. Some people would have us believe that we are being deprived of rain based on our level of righteousness. “Keeping the Sabbath” is often brought up as a make or break behavior associated with getting rain. I know that there are some bible verses that refer to rain being withheld because of iniquity. But, I’m not so sure it’s that simple. I wonder how Matthew 5:45 fits into the equation “…for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.” Water is the lifeblood of the land. The pioneers who settled this part of the country realized that. When they arrived, there was no time wasted in getting to work on construction of reservoirs and irrigation systems. The development of these valleys into green producing agricultural areas is really nothing short of amazing when you think about it. It happened as a result of careful and smart management of our water resources. Regardless of how formally we’ve been put on dire drought notice or not, it’s probably a good idea to start or continue to be smart about our water usage. I know some towns are on schedules and restrictions. I hope we get some relief soon from the dry conditions and the out of control fires. I’ll keep praying and hope my fellow Sanpeters do too. I may even find a drum and start beating it like Burt Lancaster did in the movie “The Rainmaker.” Hey! – It can’t hurt.

conduct and interfering with arresting officer. Bail was set at $1,250. Marcos Torres, Nephi, was arrested in Ephraim by the Sanpete County Sheriff ’s Office on charges of revoked, suspended or denied driver’s license, alcohol restricted and interlock device. Bail was set at $2,850. July 8 Jody Stephen Walters, Mt. Pleasant, was arrested in Mt. Pleasant by the Mt. Pleasant Police Department on charges of aggravated assault and two counts of assault. Bail was set at $50,000.

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Viola Petersen celebrates 90th birthday with open house SPRING CITY- The children and grandchildren of Viola L. Petersen will honor her with an open house to celebrate her 90th birthday from 4-6 p.m., Saturday, July 14, at the home of Earl and Shelly Petersen, 485 East 500 North, Spring City.

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Shawn Taylor, son of Brent and Linda Taylor, Mt. Pleasant, has been called to serve in the Guatemala, Guatemala City Central LDS Mission. He will speak at 9 a.m., Sunday, July 15, 2018, in the Mt. Pleasant North LDS Stake Center, 461 North 300 West. Grandparents are Sonia Robertson, Moroni; the late Burt and Maxine Seely; the late Duane Taylor; and Ken and Margene Johnson, Ogden. He will report to the Guatemala City Missionary Training Center July 18.

account, it’s leaving money in a drawer, and worse, with compound interest growth.” Because of the tax penalty for early withdrawal, it’s not usually a good idea to cash out the 401(k) before age 59½. But Strauss says the advantages of having a 401(k), keeping it mobile with job moves, and continuing to grow it are vital for personal financial growth and retirement. He lists three things consider about that 401(k) when changing jobs: The employer match “That can be a great windfall, but it’s important to make sure the matching money is vested prior to that departure,” Strauss says. “Otherwise, if a person didn’t work there long enough and the match hadn’t vested, they are not maximizing the savings.” So when choosing to leave a company, Strauss says it’s important to consider the timing. “Find out if all the 401(k)


contributions have vested, so a person makes sure to get a bigger bang for their buck,” he says. “It may be worthwhile to stick around a little longer to make sure to get the entire company match to take with the exit.” Rolling into an IRA An IRA offers more investment choices than 401(k) plans do, Strauss says. And typically, IRAs have lower costs to operate because they don’t carry the administrative fees that 401(k) plans do. “But remember, just like rolling a 401(k) over into a new company, a person needs to execute the transfer properly, or else they will owe taxes and fees.” Roll into new plan This is the simplest option of moving a 401(k) after a job move. The funds remain in the same place and continue to grow. A bonus: 401(k) plans allow a person to borrow more than an IRA for a first home. “It’s a sense of comfort having a 401(k), and better, having one that’s not stagnant,”

says Strauss. “If a person, one day, goes from ‘employee to employer’ and runs their own business, they will have a heightened appreciation for it because of what it means to the employees. If a person is making a job change, they should not forget the retirement assets they have worked so hard for throughout their career.” About Strauss Peter J. Strauss is an attorney, captive insurance manager and author of several books, including most recently The Business Owner’s Definitive Guide to Captive Insurance Companies. He is the founder and managing member of The Strauss Law Firm, LLC, on Hilton Head Island, S.C, and also the founder and CEO of Hamilton Captive Management, LLC. A graduate of the New England School of Law, he holds an LL.M. in estate planning from the University of Miami and speaks regularly at public seminars. For more information, visit

Sanpete Community Calendar Now-July 20 Lunch in park Free lunches for children 0-18 will be available this summer from now thru July 20. Lunches will be served at Mt. Pleasant City Park, 11:30 am-12 p.m.; Fairview City Park, 12:1512:45 p.m.; Spring City Park, 12:15-12:45 p.m.; Moroni Softball Park, 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.; Moroni Elementary (Migrant), breakfast: 8:00-8:30 a.m., lunch 11:20-11:50 a.m.; Middle School (Migrant), breakfast: 8:00-8:30 a.m., lunch: 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.; Fountain Green City Park, 12-12:30 p.m. No meals will be served July 4. Parents may purchase lunches at a nominal cost. July 13 7  p.m., Potluck dinner, 8:30 p.m., free LGBTQ movie “Love, Simon (PG-13),” in the Spring City Park, 150 East Center, at the pavilion. Sponsored by PFLAG — Sanpete County (Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays). For more information, call or text Robert at (435) 262-2852. July 13-14 12 noon- 8 p.m., a Quilt Show, in conjunction with Lamb Days, held in the Fountain Green Dance Hall, 60 South State. Everyone is encouraged

to enter antique or new quilts. Plan to bring something on which to display the quilt. Call Sue Monsen (435) 262-0866 with questions. Sponsored by the Fountain Green Daughters of Utah Pioneers. The Bishop Store House DUP Museum, 14 South Main, Fountain Green, will also be open those hours and on Saturday, July 21, before and after the parade. July 13-21 Fountain Green celebrates Lamb Days with a community play, quilt show, co-ed and men’s softball tourneys, youth lamb show, ATV ride, craft fair, lamb dinner, kid’s movie night, fun run, breakfast, mammoth parade, contests, talent show, lamb sale and mutton bustin’. See schedule in 2018 Summer Recreation Guide. July 14-24 Fairview Pioneer Days celebration includes a golf tourney, sports and games, Lace Days, watermelon bust, contests, youth dance, kid’s rodeo, OHV ride for food, horse parade, rodeo, DUP fireside, art walk, fun runs, breakfast, lunch, parade, car show, talent show and demolition derby. July 20-24 Spring City celebrates Pioneer Days with a street dance,

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park concert, ice cream social, gospel music revival, fun run, breakfast, parade, games, horseshoes, crafts and an old car show. Aug. 11 Home’s Cool Conference for all homeschooling parents in the Noyes building, Snow College Campus, 150 College Avenue East, Ephraim. Includes classes, open forum, vendors, Youth Track and family ball. Registration required, includes box lunch. Visit Home’s Cool Facebook page or email for a registration link. 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 Central Utah Counseling Center, 390 W. 100 No., Ephraim. Contact Sam at 262-1188. Bible Seekers Club 6:30 p.m., Wednesday Evening Kid’s Club for ages 5-12. Hosted by Heritage Baptist

Church. Games, activities, music, snacks and Christ centered. Adults are welcome to stay and attend mid-week service while the kids are in club. 1045 Medical Drive (across the parking lot from Sanpete Valley Hospital) Mt. Pleasant. Call 462-9319 for details. Blood pressure clinics 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 third Thursday of every month from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Contact Krista at (435) 5283955. 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. For more information, contact David Powell, (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, visit www. or contact Pat Olson at (435) 462-3134. Employment workshops



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HELP WANTED Legal Secretary - Sanpete County is currently recruiting for a part-time Legal Secretary. Will be working less than 25 hours per week. Will perform a variety of entry level complex, legal secretarial duties designed to expedite legal services provided through the office of the County Attorney. Legal Secretary I — Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from high school with course background in general office skills; and one (l) year of experience as a legal secretary or in some other comparable position providing exposure to legal terminology, methods, and procedures; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Salary Range: $9.54 - $17.32/hr. Sanpete County is a drug free workplace conducting pre-employment drug testing. Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume to sjorgensen@ E.O.E. In-house closing date: Wednesday, July 25, 2018.

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) 835-0720. FG City Library Regular hours: Tuesdays 1-5  p.m.; Wednesdays and Thursdays 1-7 p.m. 1:15 p.m., Mondays, Story hour for ages 4-12, 10:45 a.m., Wednesdays, Preschool story hour for ages 2-5, at Fountain Green City Hall, 260 W. 100 N. 22 Americans die each day waiting for organ transplants, most of them for kidneys., a 501 c3 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 the lives of people needing organ transplants. Visit or call (800) 3850422. 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. MP Public Library On-going programs include: 11:15 a.m., Wednesdays, Preschoolers and parents are encouraged to attend Storytime. Enjoy stories, songs, activities and treats. Free! 1 p.m., each Wednesday, home schoolers get together for books, art, activities, discussions and treats. Free! 6:30 p.m., fourth Thursday each month, stories. Kids come with their families, in pajamas, if they like, and enjoy stories, songs and a bedtime snack. 24 East Main, Mt. Pleasant. NAMI National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) support groups are a free resource providing support for individuals with mental health issues and also for their family and loved ones. Find strength with others who understand. Meetings are held next to Therapy West, 1050 South Medical Drive, Mt. Pleasant. Family Support Group meets first and third Thursdays at 7 p.m.; Connections Recovery Group meets

second and fourth Thursdays at 6 p.m. Narconon Narconon reminds families that the opiate problem is continuing to get worse and is now considered a “syndemic.” More than ever before, communities need to come together and educate parents and children about the dangers of drug use. To learn more about the nation’s drug crisis, go to: http://www. opioid-crisis-now-considered-a-syndemic.html. Narconon can help a person take steps to overcome addiction in a family. For free screening or referral call (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 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 4:30-6:30 p.m. Clothing donations can be dropped off anytime at 35 N. 100 E., Manti. Money donations also welcome. For info call Nancy (435) 851-0603; Darcie (435) 8511963; or Lisa (435) 314-9064. Sanpete Pantry Volunteers needed to help with cardboard recycling at the Sanpete Pantry, 1080 Blackhawk Blvd, Mt. Pleasant. Call Sean at (435) 262-7841. TOPS Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) is held every Thursday from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m., at the Mt. Pleasant Elementary. For more information contact Carolyn at (435) 262-7759. Veterans To commemorate the end of World War II, Utah Department of Veterans and Military Affairs and Utah State History are teaming up to collect stories of Utah’s World War II veterans. Veterans and families are encouraged to go to to share stories. Donations of artifacts, such as diaries, photos and memoirs to state or local historical agencies is also encouraged. Veterans memorial Donations are being taken to help build a Veteran memorial in Spring City. Anyone wishing to donate may send them to Spring City Veterans Memorial Association, PO Box 126, Spring City, UT; 84662.




Thursday, July 12, 2018

Eight reasons to consider canning food KATHY RIGGS

USU extension professor

LOGAN — Now that gardens are planted and fruit trees are showing signs of small fruit, many people begin planning how they will preserve the harvest – canning, freezing, drying and even freeze-drying. However, even die-hard food preservers may ask at times if the efforts of growing produce and preserving are really worth it. For more information on home food preservation, contact your local USU Extension office or visit the National Center for Home Food Preservation at Here are eight things to consider: Emergency preparedness — Preparing for potential job loss, earthquakes or other natural disasters Economically beneficial — Whether food preservation actually saves money depends on several factors: if you are able to grow your own high-quality produce; if you own the correct equipment in very good to excellent condition; the cost of electricity, natural gas or propane; and the cost of added ingredients and supplies such as sugar, pectin, lids, bottles or freezer bags.


There are many reasons to home can foods such as flavor, quality and availability. There is also an emotional satisfaction too knowing the food is there when needed. A first-time food preserver may find it cost prohibitive to purchase a new pressure canner, dehydrator, or water-bath canner along with all the containers, etc., but those can be purchased over time. Time saving — When consid-

ering this factor, it is important to think beyond the actual time to harvest, prepare and preserve the food. The time savings actually comes into play down the line when the convenience of having a bottle of stewed tomatoes or frozen chopped onions

and peppers on hand to make spaghetti sauce alleviates a trip to the grocery store or time spent preparing these items fresh. Quality control — Time from harvest to jar or freezer is minimized when you can pick peaches in the morning and have them canned that same afternoon. Sometimes several days go by between harvesting/picking in a commercial orchard to the processing plant. Also, when it’s your hands sorting through the produce to make certain everything is cleaned and unwanted pieces are discarded, you are more confident in the overall quality of what you preserve. Flavor — In general, it is difficult to find commercially preserved foods without added salt, sugar, spices and in some cases dyes and firming agents or other additives. To a large degree, home preserved foods can be prepared with reduced salt/sugar and added spices in your preferred amounts. Health benefits — Those who have food allergies must always be on the watch for commercially prepared foods that have possible contamination from tree nuts, glu-

ten and other potentially harmful allergens. Besides the freshness factor, when food is preserved at home, you are in control and can ensure that foods are properly prepared for your family. Reduced sugar recipes for diabetics and lowered salt content for family members with high blood pressure can also be used. Reduced food waste — Home gardeners often produce more food than can be harvested and used fresh. For example, rather than having many stalks of ripened corn go to waste, cobs can be shucked, then cobs or kernels may be blanched and frozen. Remaining stalks can then be donated to a farmer to be used to feed goats or other livestock. Emotional satisfaction — The idea of producing high-quality foods for future use – and from scratch – can be very satisfying. The best way to feel totally confident in what is sitting on the shelf or in the freezer is to simply follow the approved guidelines and steps established by science and research; not necessarily from a blog, Pinterest or a Facebook post.

Susanna Bransford: Silver queen Editor’s note: Welcome to the Beehive Archive, a bite-sized look at some of the most pivotal and peculiar events in Utah history. Meet prominent socialite and millionaire Susanna Bransford, who built her fortune on the back of Utah’s mining boom. Susanna Bransford – Park City’s infamous “Silver Queen” – epitomizes Utah’s glamorous Gilded Age. But Bransford didn’t just inherit her fortune. She was a smart, well-connected businesswoman with an eye for investments – who paid her own way through life. In 1884, Susanna came to visit relatives in Park City, where she met her first husband, Albion Emery. Throughout their early years of marriage the two worked hard to “save every penny,” and in 1889 their diligence paid off. Albion and two friends had

a chance to buy out three of the original stockholders of the Mayflower Mine in Park City. Within a few years, the Mayflower – now renamed the Silver King – boomed, and Albion and Susanna were suddenly millionaires. Their newly acquired fortune allowed the couple to pay off debts and move into a large house in Salt Lake City. Susanna became an important fixture in the community and took on tasks such as representing Utah at the 1893 World Fair in Chicago. Tragedy struck, however, when Albion died with no will to clarify his business arrangements or settle his assets. Susanna found herself in the middle of a well-publicized court battle for her husband’s estate. Newspapers turned on the popular socialite, painting her as a greedy, ungrateful woman. In truth, Susanna was a

widow who knew she had to provide for herself. When she was awarded Albion’s estate and stock in the Silver King Mine, she became one of a handful of women in her day to control her own properties and finances. She worked with business partners to leverage her holdings in mines and real estate into an even greater fortune. Her investments allowed her to live a carefree life, full of travel, fashion, and extravagant parties. Susanna collected three more husbands, and lived in a succession of mansions – each more lavish than the last – including the glorious Gardo House in downtown Salt Lake. Susanna Bransford is notable not just for her glamorous lifestyle, but as a rare businesswoman who controlled her own fate and considerable fortune until her death in 1942.


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Thursday, July 12, 2018




Larry Gilgen 1936~2018


Pursuant to Utah Code §52-4-202(2), the Board of Education of the North Sanpete School District hereby gives public notice that the following school board meetings will be convened in 2018-19. All meetings will be held at the North Sanpete School District Office, 220 East 700 South, Mt. Pleasant, UT; on the following dates and times: July 17, 2018, 7:00 p.m. August 14, 2018, 7 p.m. September 18, 2018, 7:00 p.m. October 16, 2018, 7:00 p.m. November 20, 18, 7:00 p.m. December 4, 2018, 4:00 p.m. January 15, 2019, 7:00 p.m. February 19, 2019, 7:00 p.m. March 19, 2019, 7:00 p.m. April 16, 2019, 7:00 p.m. May 21, 2019, 7:00 p.m. June 18, 2019, 7:00 p.m. Greg Bailey, President Board of Education North Sanpete School District Legal notice 27785 Published in The Pyramid July 12, 2018.


The applications below were filed with the Division of Water Rights in Sanpete County. These are informal proceedings per Rule R655-6-2. 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, PO Box 146300, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6300, or by hand delivery to a Division office during normal business hours on or before AUGUST 8, 2018. Please visit or call (801)538-7240 for additional information. CHANGE APPLICATION(S) 51-8786 (a43800): Indianola Irrigation Company, Utah PC propose(s) using 1.0 ac-ft. from groundwater (Indianola) for IRRIGATION; STOCKWATERING; DOMESTIC. 65-4041 (a43834): Bradley A. Ault and Nanette Ault propose(s) using 0.0036 cfs or 1.0 ac-ft. from groundwater (1 mile north of Milburn) for IRRIGATION; DOMESTIC. NONUSE 65-3508 (A28576): Clifford and Marcia Green Revocable Living Trust is/are seeking Nonuse period for 0.5 acft. from groundwater (Chester Area) for IRRIGATION. EXTENSION(S) 51-441 (a16201): Allan Leon Beck, Earlene Hansen, Gerald and Earlene Hansen, Ruth O. Beck is/are filing an extension for 0.533 cfs or 33.372 ac-ft. from the Birch Creek & Railroad Springs (1 miles N. W. of Indianola) for IRRIGATION; STOCKWATERING; DOMESTIC; HYDRO-POWER; FISH CULTURE: Fish Culture and Recreation. 65-3525 (a28667): David Shaw is/are filing an extension for 0.0012 cfs or 0.5 ac-ft. from groundwater (3.5 miles NNE of Ephraim) for STOCKWATERING; DOMESTIC. Kent L. Jones, P.E. STATE ENGINEER Legal notice 27726 Published in The Pyramid July 12 and 19, 2018. SUMMONS IN THE THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT SALT LAKE COUNTY, STATE OF UTAH IN THE MATTER OF THE GENERAL DETERMINATION OF ALL THE RIGHTS TO THE USE OF WATER, BOTH SURFACE AND UNDERGROUND, WITHIN THE DRAINAGE AREA OF THE UTAH LAKE AND JORDAN RIVER IN UTAH, SALT LAKE, DAVIS, SUMMIT, WASATCH, SANPETE, AND JUAB COUNTIES IN UTAH. UTAH COUNTY DIVISION BIRDSEYE SUBDIVISION AREA 51, BOOK 5 Civil No. 365729818 (51-5) Judge Laura Scott The State of Utah to the said defendant: You are hereby summoned in the above entitled action which is brought for the purpose of making a general determination of the water rights of the described water source. Upon the service of this summons upon you, you will thereafter be subject to the jurisdiction of the entitled court and, if you have or intend to claim a water right, it shall be your duty to follow further proceedings in the above entitled action and to defend and protect your water rights therein. If you have not been served with summons other than by publication in a newspaper, and you claim a water right within the area of the Birdseye Subdivision (51-5) that is not included in the proposed determination for said subdivision, then you must file a statement of claim in this action setting forth the nature of your claim within ninety (90) days following the last date of publication of this summons. Your failure so to do will constitute a default in the premises and a judgment may be entered against you declaring and adjudging that you have forfeited all rights to the use of water and that you are forever barred and estopped from subsequently asserting such right to the use of waters in the Birdseye Subdivision, Utah County Division, of the Utah Lake and Jordan River general water rights adjudication. Dated this 29th day of June, 2018. SEAN D. REYES UTAH ATTORNEY GENERAL MELISSA L. REYNOLDS SARAH M. SHECHTER BENJAMIN J. JENSEN Assistant Attorneys General Attorneys for the Utah State Engineer 1594 West North Temple, Suite 300 Salt Lake City, UT 84116 Legal notice 27301 Published in The Pyramid June 28, July 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2018.

Von Ell L. King 1931~2018 MT. PLEASANT-- Von Ell Larson King, beloved matriarch of the Karouni, Mestas and King familes, passed away June 15, 2018, after several months of declining health. Von Ell was born Jan. 6, 1931, to Levon and Elnora Larson in Manti, UT. She lived with her parents and brother, Glendon Larson, in Mt. Pleasant until she completed her education. She graduated from North Sanpete High School in Mt. Pleasant and received a degree in business from Snow College in Ephraim. Von Ell was a top student and active participant in school and community activities. She had a long and successful career in the real estate lending and construction industries. During this time, she raised her four children as sole provider. In early retirement, Von Ell cared for her ailing mother, spending summers in Mt. Pleasant. After her mother passed, she became a full time resident of Mt. Pleasant with her daughter, Kim Karouni. Von Ell and Kim traveled the world extensively for the next few years. When Kim became ill, Von Ell cared for her until she passed away. Von Ell was an active member of the Mt. Pleasant Fifth LDS Ward, where she regularly attended services until her health intervened. She is survived by her children, Kevin King, Jennifer Mestas, Garry King as well as nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held June 19 in the Mt. Pleasant Fifth LDS Ward, followed by burial in the Mt. Pleasant City Cemetery. Online condolence at

Barbara Llewellyn 1936~2018 SPRING CITY-- Barbara Mae Clark Llewellyn, age 81, died July 4, 2018, at Country Lane Assisted Living, Mt. Pleasant, UT. Barbara was born in her grandparentʼs home in Spring City, UT; Oct. 19, 1936, to Earldene Jensen and Ferd Clark. She was the oldest of six children. She had two sisters, JaNae and Connie and three brothers, Jerry, Wally and Mike. Barbara grew up in Spring City, where she enjoyed learning how to play the piano, cooking and attending church with her Grandma Lorna. She attended North Sanpete High School, where she enjoyed cheerleading, sock hops and participating in the chorus and band. It was at North Sanpete High School that she met and fell in love with her eternal sweetheart, Frank Llewellyn. They married, after they graduated from high school, Aug. 12, 1954, in Spring City and moved to California. They were later sealed in the Los Angeles LDS Temple in June 1957. Barbara had four children, three sons, David, Greg and Casey, and one daughter, Mickey, and two stepsons, Roger Elmo and Frank Jr. She was a wonderful cook and worked in the food industry most of her life, with her last job being at the Moroni Processing Plant. She enjoyed her family, reading and serving others. She was an active member of the LDS Church, where she served in many callings including Relief Society president, chorister and Primary teacher, with her favorite calling being the ward organist. She spent over seven years as a temple worker in the Manti LDS Temple, where she served until a few years ago, when she could no longer serve, due to her health. Barbara is survived by her husband, Frank Llewellyn, her sons, David (Donna) Llewellyn, Stevenson Ranch, CA; Greg Llewellyn, Boise, ID; and Casey (Cindie) Hilliard, Fairview; and her daughter, Mickey (Terry) Webb, Gilbert, AZ; stepsons Roger Elmo Llewellyn, Boise, ID; and Frank Jr. Llewellyn, Stevenson Ranch, CA. She is also survived by 19 grandchildren, 25 greatgrandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; a sister JaNae Estes, Portland, OR; brothers, Wally Clark, Spring City; and Mike (Karen) Buchanan Salt Lake City; sistersin-law Nancy (Gary) Willets, Henderson, NV; and Laura (Angelo) DeGeorge, Cedar City; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Earldene Buchanan and Ferd Clark; a sister, Connie Jones, a brother, Jerry Clark; as well as many aunts, uncles and grandparents. Funeral Services were held July 9, in the Spring City Second LDS Ward. Interment was in the Fountain Green City Cemetery. Online condolence at

FOUNTAIN GREEN-Larry Dale Gilgen peacefully passed away in his sleep the morning of July 3, 2018, from the effects of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Larry bore this trial well, and valiantly endured to the end with his loving wife, Mary, constantly at his side. Larry was born Nov. 5, 1936, in St. Charles, ID; to Karl T. Gilgen and Arvilla Ann Bartholomew. They divorced when Larry was a toddler. He grew up attending school in Phoenix, AZ; and spent his summers with his grandmother in Ephraim working on the Nelsen farm. After reconnecting with his dad when a young man, he moved to Utah and began working with Utah Power & Light Company. He met Mary through mutual friends in Ephraim, and it was love at first sight. They were married June 7, 1958, and later sealed in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on June 7, 1982. Larry and Mary recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. He served his country in the U.S. Army, spending most of his time in Korea during the Cold War period. While serving, he received four Letters of Commendation. He had a great love and respect for his country and flag, which had a tremendous influence on how he conducted his life. Larry worked for Utah Power for 32 years. He started as a groundman, then became a lineman working in the Salt Lake Valley. In 1973 he moved his family to Fountain Green to be the Local Agent for Utah Power out of their Moroni Office. He took an early retirement, but made it a point to keep himself busy because he wanted to teach his boys the importance of a good work ethic. He kept busy right up until the time his body would no longer let him. Hunting was a huge part of Larryʼs life, and was so much more to him than just the harvest. To him it was a spiritual connection, as it bonded him to his boys and other hunting companions. He always showed respect in handling the animals he harvested. He was always eager to share his unique consciousness of the beauty of the earth and all that Heavenly Father has provided for our use and enjoyment. Service in the community was important to Larry. He was a chartered member, serving as the first president of the Fountain Green City Lions Club. For 30 years, he boiled and colored 60 dozen eggs for the Lions Club annual Easter Egg Hunt. During his time in the Lions Club, he helped build the entrance gate at the city cemetery, trim trees on the city right-of-way, fundraised including the annual city birthday calendars and other projects. He and Mary served as advisors to the Youth City Council for four years. Larry also served on the Fountain Green Volunteer Fire Department for many years. Larry was a member of the LDS Church and fulfilled many callings including ward clerk, and service missionary for the Moroni Bishopʼs Storehouse. At the time of his death, Larry was a called temple patron. Family was EVERYTHING to Larry, and he loved his kids and grandkids more than anything. When it had to do with family, a tender tear was often found in his eye. His guidance, wisdom, and lamb fries will be sorely missed. We love you dad and grandpa! He is the husband of Mary Tuttle Gilgen; father of Jody (Kurt) Noakes, Taylorsville; Trudy (Scott) Benson, Cedar City; Todd (Denise) Gilgen, Cedar City; Cindy Bettridge, Cedar City; Scott (Jill) Gilgen, Leamington; Mike (Stephanie) Gilgen, Fountain Green; grandfather to 20; and great-grandfather to 13 with two on the way. He is also survived by brothers, James (Sheryl) Gilgen, Kamas; Hoby (Lesa) Gilgen, Morgan; and sister, Holly (Eric) Wetzel, Riverton. He was preceded in death by his father, Karl T. Gilgen; mother, Arvilla B. Hanson; step-mother, Dorothy Schmid Gilgen; and step-father, Albert Delgado. Special thank you to Central Valley Hospice, and especially Dr. Grant Rasmussen and Tyler Richens for your tender loving care. Funeral services were held July 7 in the Fountain Green LDS Ward. Interment was in the Fountain Green City Cemetery. Online condolence at

Loran S. Christensen 1978 ~ 2018 SANDY-- Loran Spencer Christensen, 40, Sandy, unexpectedly passed away July 2, 2018. Loran was born Jan. 10, 1978, to James and Leslee Christensen in Mt. Pleasant. At a young age he showed an exceptional vocabulary and imagination well beyond his years and enjoyed entertaining others by telling stories and jokes. He loved going to check the turkeys every evening at about sundown with his mom, dad and three brothers. As he got older he enjoyed many hobbies including reading, martial arts, sports, hunting, fishing, golfing, geocaching and fantasy football. He graduated from North Sanpete High School and then attended Snow College. As a boy, Loran earned the rank of Eagle Scout. He later served in the Oregon Eugene LDS Mission. He worked as a supervisor at Teleperformance USA, where he enjoyed his coworkers and his career. Loran is survived by his parents, brothers, Erick (Kassy); Barry (Carrie); Danny, and loved nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 7, in the Moroni LDS Stake Center. Interment in the Moroni City Cemetery. Online condolences at


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Utah Warrant Officers celebrate 100 years of service CAMP WILLIAMS, Utah -Warrant Officers from around the state recently gathered at Camp Williams in Bluffdale for the centennial celebration of the U.S. Army Warrant Officer Corps. Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox spoke along with the Adjutant General of the Utah National Guard, Maj. Gen. Jeff Burton. “Over the past five years, I’ve had a lot of wonderful opportunities, but at the top of those has been the chance to associate with each of you,” said Cox. “As warrant officers you represent the very best of our nation, you are the technical experts... but it’s not just your service here, it’s your service in the community when you’re not in uniform that also makes your service so valuable.” Three plaques donated by Zions National Bank were unveiled during the ceremony

celebrating the service and sacrifices of warrant officers and soldiers since the Corps was established in 1918. Utah currently has more than 250 warrant officers currently in service. “These guys save lives... because they understand systems and they make them work. That’s what warrant officers do, and have done since 1918. We’re very proud of you,” said Burton. During World War I, an act by Congress in 1918 established the Army Mine Planter Service, (MPS), as part of the U.S. Army Coast Artillery Corps. But long before any congressional action, the Army recognized a need for technical experts and leaders in support of mine-planting operations. Due to the constant flux in personnel, the Army Chief of Coast Artillery requested legislation in 1916 to help militarize the


U.S. Warrant Officer Corp recently gathered at Camp Williams to celebrate the centennial of being established. Warrant Officers are adaptive, technical experts, combat leaders, trainers and advisors not only in their line of duty but in the community as well. mine-planting vessels. Two years later, Congress granted the request. Along with the MPS, the act established the U.S. Army Warrant Officer Corps. A total of 40 warrant officers were sanctioned to

serve as masters, mates, chief engineers, and assistant engineers within the Army MPS. Throughout the war and beyond, warrant officers served alongside crews of enlisted mine-planting specialists in

support of MPS operations. Mine planting teams were responsible for the maintenance of underwater minefields to defend U.S. coastal fortifications at major ports, including the Panama Canal and Manila

Bay in the Philippines. One hundred years later on July 9, 2018, the Army still relies upon warrant officers to be adaptive, technical experts, combat leaders, trainers, and advisors, according to Chief Warrant Officer 4 Billy L. Frittz, the Army staff senior warrant officer and the assistant executive officer for Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark A. Milley. “On the centennial of the warrant officer cohort, we celebrate who we are, knowing that every situation represents an opportunity to improve our service and support to Army leaders, soldiers and families,” Frittz said. “Today’s warrants are faced with limited resources, demanding conditions, and an Army that must meet the challenges of the day while keeping an eye on preparing and modernizing a ready force.”

Fire restrictions implemented in central Utah SALT LAKE CITY — Due to increasing potential for human caused wildfire activity, dry conditions, and high fire danger in central Utah, Interagency Fire Managers are implemented fire restrictions on July 1. The following describes the restrictions implemented by each fire management agency in the Central Utah Fire Management Area. Restricted lands Restricted lands in Sanpete, Juab, Millard, Sevier, Wayne, and Piute Counties: 1). Unincorporated privately owned and all state administered lands (Utah Division of Forestry Fire and State Lands). Incorporated towns and cities are not included in these restrictions. (Contact your local fire department for municipal restrictions). Some cities in Sanpete County have restrictions in place. 2). Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Sanpete, Juab, Millard, Sevier, Wayne, and Piute Counties. 3). Fishlake National Forest (Fillmore, Fremont River, Beaver, and Richfield Ranger Districts). 4). National Park Service (Capitol Reef National Park). Restrictions The following acts are prohibited until further notice: 1. Igniting, building, maintaining, or using a fire, including charcoal and briquettes, outside a fire structure provided by the agency within a designated area is prohibited. All debris burning is strictly prohibited. Campfires are allowed in all

developed recreation sites, campgrounds, picnic areas, and home sites that are maintained and administered by the agency, or home sites where running water is present are allowed. Stoves or grills that are fueled solely by liquid petroleum fuels are also allowed. Holders of Forest Service Special Use Authorizations are exempt from restriction #1; provided such fires are within a fire structure and are within their permitted area. 2. Discharging, or using any kind of fireworks on unincorporated private land (always prohibited on state and federal lands). 3. Operating or using any internal or external combustion engine without a spark arresting device properly installed, maintained and in effective working order as determined by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) recommended practices J335 and J350. 4. Detonating of explosives, incendiary or chemical devices, pyrotechnics, or exploding targets, or tracer ammunition (always prohibited on federal land). 5. Cutting, welding, or grinding of metal in areas of dry vegetation. 6. Smoking except in an enclosed vehicle or building, or a developed recreation site or areas of a minimum of three (3) feet in diameter cleared down to mineral soil.

Forest restrictions Manti-La Sal National Forest has also implemented fire restrictions on the Ferron-Price and Sanpete Ranger Districts on July 9. All restrictions will continue until Nov. 1, or until rescinded. Fire restrictions on the Ferron-Price and Sanpete Ranger Districts prohibits igniting, building, maintaining, or using a fire, including charcoal and briquettes, outside a fire structure that is

provided by the Forest Service within a designated area such as a campground. People may use a stove or grill that is solely fueled by liquid petroleum fuels. Smoking outside of an enclosed vehicle or building is also prohibited by the restrictions, unless the smoker is stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is clear of all flammable materials. Fireworks are always banned, every day, on every National Forest. These restrictions apply to the entire Ferron-Price and Sanpete Districts. To see the order and a map go to https:// mantilasal/alerts-notic-

es/?aid=47496. The Moab-Monticello District in Southeastern Utah has prohibited fires including charcoal and briquettes throughout the district. This includes campfires within campgrounds, smoking, using explosives; blasting, welding, or operating any acetylene or other torch with an open flame. To see the order go to fseprd583570.pdf. The BLM, National Park Service, and the State of Utah have also enacted restrictions on campfires and fireworks. Everyone is encouraged to use caution and common sense when using fire outdoors.

Personal vehicles Special note: Personal vehicles are one of the number one causes of wildfires in Utah. Owners have the power to prevent roadside starts by following these simple steps: 1). Before hauling a trailer, secure the trailer chains and check under the vehicle for anything hanging or dragging. 2). Check the tire pressure to avoid blow-outs! Driving on an exposed wheel rim can cause sparks! 3). Keep vehicle maintenance up to date. 4). Be careful driving through or parking on dry grass or brush. Hot exhaust pipes can start grass on fire. By following these simple steps, people have the power to protect their favorite spots in Utah. Remember – one less spark means one less wildfire! More information For more information on fires in Utah visit For more information on fires across the country, visit Mt Pleasant Utah and the Mt Pleasant Utah North LDS Stakes combined for a humanitarian effort with several helping hands on June 27. Young women and leaders, including Bishop Bennett, from Eagle Mountain Utah North LDS Stake, Mount Airy LDS Ward joined the effort. This team of helpers were camping at Camp Shinob and found this opportunity to serve on the JustServe website. The accomplished projects will be shipped to Uganda by the military’s Operation Serve. (Photo courtesy of Cynthia DeGray)



appearance. When confronted with evidence that Powell had sent knew the teenagers or had Facebook messages to Henanything to do with their dis- derson saying he would be continued from 1


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at her house at midnight on Dec. 30, Henderson told detectives he never arrived, according to a police report. She later changed her story, saying Powell had arrived, stayed for a short time and left. On March 25, she told investigators in Sanpete County she had withheld knowledge of what happened and led police to the mine where the bodies of the teenagers were found. Baum reportedly killed the teens out of jealousy, according to court records. He was arrested and booked into Utah County Jail in March on multiple felony charges, including two charges of aggravated kidnapping and two charges of aggravated murder, both first-degree felonies.

07-12-18 The Pyramid  

Weekly newspaper serving all of Sanpete County, Utah

07-12-18 The Pyramid  

Weekly newspaper serving all of Sanpete County, Utah