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Heritage Area Continues to Benefit Utah’s Culture and Economy in 2012 MT. PLEASANT - The 2012 annual report of the Mormon Pioneer National Heritage Area shows the MPNHA continues to be culturally and economically valuable to the south-central Utah region. And at a time of serious discussions about future cost-cutting at the federal level, the MPNHA’s achievements during the past year is evidence of why funding received by the MPNHA from the U.S. National Parks Service is money not just well spent, but well invested. “The funding we receive from the Park Service is significant,” said MPNHA Executive Director Monte Bona. “Heritage-area funding creates a snowball effect of benefits for the region and those who live in it, for the state and its residents whose history and culture the MPNHA promotes, and for the Area’s visitors who gain lasting impressions of the heritage and values of pioneer Utah.” During 2012, the MPNHA invested $295,000 in heritagerelated projects and tourism efforts in the area (Sanpete, Sevier, Pi ute, Garfield, Wayne and Kane counties; or, the area surrounding U.S. Highway 89, All-American Road State Route 12 and Scenic Byway State Route 24 in central and southern Utah). But that relatively meager amount produced five times its value in other investments in those same projects, generated tens of thousands of hours ofcommunity volunteer efforts, and provided places to go and things to see for hundreds of thousands of visitors. With money made available by the National Park Service, the MPNHA provides funding on a competitivegrant basis to governmental and non-profit ventures that enhance, develop and promote the area’s natural, cultural, historical, educational and economic resources, in keeping with guidelines provided by a conscientious management plan developed in 2006. MPNHA funds must be matched by receiving entities and are often last-dollar grants, thus ensuring responsible granting procedures by the MPNHA, as well as accountable use and management of funds by recipients. It also creates a valueadded component of MPNHA grant monies: MPNHA-fund-
Garkane Donates to Education Efforts in Wayne, Kane, and Garfield Counties
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A replica mining town is part of a project to preserve and share the rich mining heritage of Piute County. The town is the second phase of the project, which also includes an interactive mining camp. The Mormon Pioneer National Heritage Area provided matching funds for the project, as it did for 21 other heritage-themed projects in central and southern Utah during 2012. ed projects in 2012 received leveraged, non-MPNHA funding of $1.56 million —roughly $5 for everyone MPNHA-dollar spent. One of the MPNHA’s largest funding partners is the George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation, which in 2012 gave $300,000 in matching funds for MPNHA projects. Those projects become destinations for visitors to the MPNHA, where heritage tourism is a growing industry. In 2012, more than 600,000 people visited major attractions other than national parks in the MPNHA. (National parks visitors in the MPNHA numbered moret than 5.3 million). According to the Utah State Office of Tourism, travel visitors spend on average $131 per day, indicating a potential economic boost in the millions of dollars provided by those MPNHA tourists. Projects supported by the MPNHA are not determined by the MPNHA. They begin through the passions of local citizens who wish to share their culture and heritage. “The MPNHA is committed to the idea that heritage projects must be locally driven. We are a resource, not a director,” Bona said. It comes as little surprise, then, that projects supported by the MPNHA receive no small amount of volunteer time and sweat. By providing project funding, the MPNHA helps provide vehicles for lo-
Neal Brown (left) of Garkane Energy presents a check to president of the Panguitch Education Foundation, Denny Orton. KANAB - Garkane Energy & CoBank donated a total of $10,000 to the education foundations of Kane, Wayne, and Garfield County. Each foundation will receive 1/3 of the total proceeds to increase their education programs. The purpose of these foundations are to expand the learning opportunities and enhance the quality of educational experiences in their respective school districts. Garkane Energy is pleased to donate to these foundations which provide so much to the communities they serve by providing new opportunites for learning and growth. —Garkane Energy
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The Lizzie and Charlie’s Rag Rug Museum is now housed in the restored JC Penney “Golden Rule Store” in Marysvale. The project was one of several supporled by the MPNHA during 2012, when the MPNHA turned more of its attention toward smaller projects with a restoration emphasis. cal residents who know the value and importance of the area’s history and culture. MPNHA-funded projects received 39,376 volunteer-hours of labor which carries a monetary equivalent of $705,618. One of those projects, highlighted in the 2012 report, is the Rag Rug Museum in Marysvale, which, with exhibits and demonstrations on period equipment, illustrates the irreplaceable value of historical and modern artisanship and craftsmanship in the MPNHA. “Rag looming played an important role in the early colonization of the Mormon
Pioneers,” Executive Director Bona said. In 1934, Lizzie and Charlie Christensen developed a rag-rug weaving business in Marysvle. Through successors, the operation continued until the building was destroyed by fire in 2005 and the death of the owner two years later. Early in 2012, a non-profit corporation was established to continue those artisan demonstrations and perpetuate the craft of rag-rug making. The MPNHA granted $25,000 to the effort, matched by $62,180 Heritage continued on page 2
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Utah’s 2nd District Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) was sworn in to the 113th Congress by House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) on January 3rd. He was among the House’s 67 newly installed Representatives, comprised of 29 Republicans and 38 Democrats. “It is an honor to be able to represent Utah’s second district in the 113th Congress,” Stewart said. “I am looking forward to working with my House colleagues to put our country back on track toward prosperity.” Congressman Stewart says his top priorities will include restoring fiscal sanity, ensuring national security and establishing energy independence. Stewart’s first committee appointments were placements
on the Natural Resources, Homeland Security, and Science, Space and Technology Committees. Then, on January 8, Stewart was named ViceChairman of the House Subcommittee on Environment as part of his role on the Science, Space, and Technology Committee. “I look forward to working with Subcommittee Chairman, Rep. Andy Harris (RMD) to tackle some important environmental issues,” Rep. Stewart said. “He has indicated that our main priorities will be overseeing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to make sure they use sound science and are transparent during the regulatory process. I am looking forward to playing an active role on the committee.” —House.gov
Foundation Keeps Healthcare Strong in Garfield County PANGUITCH - At the start of this New Year, the Garfield County Memorial Healthcare Foundation would like to thank the communities of Garfield County for a great 2012. We are looking forward to another outstanding year of giving and philanthropy from the citizens of our area. The hospital and clinics of the Garfield Memorial Healthcare System serve Garfield County and Circleville with quality healthcare not found in most communities of our size. The hospital is owned by the County and managed
by Intermountain Healthcare. Some people may ask, “What is the Healthcare Foundation?” and “Why do we need it?” We are a non-profit organization that works hand-in-hand with the hospital and clinics to provide funding for special projects, services, and equipment that are needed and may not be included in the budget. In the past, the Foundation has purchased new televisions for the Care Center, beds for one wing of the hospital, special instruments for surgery, new ultra-sound wands and table, and a newborn hearing moni-
tor among other things. Our focus of the annual Foundation Dinner in October was to raise money for a new fetal warmer (for infants) and bath/bed lift to help immobile patients. These items are vital to providing leading edge care for our patients. We can deliver caring, sensitive, and technologically advanced medical care right here in our own community. The ways the Foundation raises funds are through the Panguitch Thrift Store, Garfield Healthcare System employee donations, The Pink Ladies Gift Shop, the annual
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Foundation Dinner, and the annual Golf Tournament. Last year’s first annual Golf Tournament raised $3,150 and the annual Foundation Dinner raised over $23,000, a new record! The Foundation Dinner featured a silent auction, Thrift Store fashion show, dinner and live auction featuring auctioneer extraordinaire, Stetson Mangum of Tropic. Through the organization and leadership of Bobbi Bryant, Lue Macham, and Bonnie Sutherland the
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Thanks for the Lights!
by Lee Hamilton
Thank you to all the people in Teasdale who have helped put up and take down the Christmas lights for the last eight years. And...a special thank you to Garkane Energy for the power to run the lights. We really appreciate it. The Teasdale Christmas Light Committee
Sorensen Family: “We are Not Alone”
The Sorensen family would like to express their thanks for the overwhelming gift of love and support they have received from the benefit dinner/auction held on 14 January. Our hearts are full and overflowing with gratitude. The Garfield County area is a great place to live and was never more evident that that evening. The theme of the Ocular Melanoma Patient foundation is “Eye am not Alone”- We truly feel that we are not alone with such a widespread “family” from Boulder to Orderville and Panguitch to Bryce Valley the ripples have spread from Florida to California and many places in between, Thank You. While we are unable to thank everyone specifically we would like to mention a few, Rebecca Wagstaff, Logann Eagar, Sandy Johnson, Dana Courtwright, Janece Pollock and their many assistants, without their tireless efforts none of this would have been possible. Thank you to all who generously donated items and services. We love you all and are grateful for the blessing you have been in our lives. God Bless you in your efforts. Love, the Duztin and Sarah Sorensen Family Tropic
DWR Concerned About Deer and Cold Weather
SALT LAKE CITY - Officials with the Division of Wildlife Resources are concerned about cold temperatures and how those temperatures might affect deer if the weather doesn’t warm up soon. Since the start of December, DWR biologists have been monitoring deer herds across Utah. Anis Aoude, big game coordinator for the DWR, says the temperature has reached a critical point in some areas in Utah. But despite the cold temperatures, Aoude says Utah’s deer herds are doing well.
Anytime a deer is disturbed, it has to burn some of its precious fat reserves to try to escape the threat. With that in mind, not disturbing deer is one of the best things you can do to help deer in the winter: When encountering deer, give them plenty of space, and remain as quiet as you can. When you’re in the backcountry, keep your dog on a leash. Don’t let your dog harass deer. If conditions deteriorate, biologists will consider feeding deer specially designed pellets. —Utah DWR
project was the Central Utah Pioneer Heritage Gardens in Manti, which serves as the primary interpretive site for the northern end of the MPNHA. It was completed in June. “As those venues are established, we are able to turn our attention to smaller projects with an emphasis on restoration. These are the projects — beloved by our residents and motivated by their desire to share and perpetuate a lifestyle — which provide the life, the spirit, the flavor that thrives within the Mormon Pioneer National Heritage Area,” Bona said. In 2012, the MPNHA expanded its marketing and pub-
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from the non-profit corporation. The Liz and Charlie Rag Rug Museum now operates with three heritage looms in Marysvale’s J.C. Penney “Golden Rule Store,” itself a local-heritage treasure having been built in 1903. The support of the museum represents a transition in MPNHA funding priorities. During the Area’s first five years, emphasis was given to providing funds toward the completion of large-scale projects that could serve as hubs for the MPNHA. Such a
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Deer being moved to helicopter after testing.
Deer Capture a Success PAROWAN - 51 female deer along the Parowan Front (a wildlife management area by Summit, 8 miles north of Cedar City) were caught n January 7 and 8 to be translocated to an area east of Holden (Utah). 50 female deer at the Holden site were also collared as a control group for the 3 year study on this particular translocation. The project is a joint effort between the Utah Division of Wildlife, BYU, and Sportsmen For Fish and Wildlife, and it’s one of the first studies of its kind to more closely gauge how the timing of the translocation of the deer affects the survival and strength of the herd. The deer selected for translocation came about because of concerns from Utah Division of Wildlife biologists that the winter range along the Parowan Front was being overrun with too many deer. The deer were captured by NetGun (a hand-held net launcher), then hobbled, blindfolded, and flown by helicopter by Key, a private animal capture company hired
licity efforts, meant to increase Area tourism and travel. Last spring, the MPNHA co-hosted —along with the Utah State Office of Tourism — a cultural-familiarization tour of the Area attended by national travel writers and journalists. It also began co-producing, with its partner the Mormon Pioneer Heritage Institute at Snow College, a documentary television series, “Discovery Road,” which explores the life, history, culture and resources along U.S 89 and state routes 12 and 24 in the MPNHA. —MPNHA
Mormon Pioneer National Heritage Association-funded projects, by location: Centerfield • “Old Rock Church” Social Hall Ephraim • ZCMI Co-op Building Restoration • Snow College Alpine Station • Fort Ephraim Plaque Gunnison • Legacy Wall • Veterans Memorial Monument Kanab • Little Hollywood Project • Kanab Digital Records Project • Kanab Performing Arts Pavillion • Historic Carroll Arena Manti • Historic Manti City Main Street Project • Historic Manti City Hall Restoration • Daughters of the Utah Pioneers Schoolhouse Restoration Foundation
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event was a great success. Ruby’s Inn was generous enough to donate the space, Ebenezer’s Barn and Grill, and the food was cooked up by Shawn Williams and the staff of Ebenezer’s. Alberto Vasquez, Hospital Administrator, said “I am truly grateful for the support given to this dinner and the hospital. The dinner is only one example of this and I appreciate those who helped organize, donated and attended. What a great event and what a great place to live.” Check out the Thrift Store in downtown Panguitch with its great selection of gently used clothes and merchandise – all at a great price. The Thrift Store has been greatly enhanced and improved this year
Marysavle • Heritage Mining Park • Rag Rug Museum and J.C. Penney “Golden Rule” Store Restoration Mt. Pleasant • Historic J.C. Penney Building Restoration • Sanpete Equestrian Center / Agritourism Panguitch • Fairground Grandstands Project Spring City • Spring City “Old School” Restoration Torrey • Cemetery Project • Daughters of the Utah Pioneers Project Wayne County • Wayne County Trail – Wayne County • Oral History Project – Wayne County • Wayne County Daughter of the Utah Pioneers Museum and LDS Tithing Office
through the hard work of the volunteers and the leadership of new Manager, Hollie Hailstone. Revenues have more than doubled since Hollie was hired to be the manager of the Thrift Store – and those funds go right back into our community! A few years ago we almost lost our hospital. Through local community vision we were able to buy the hospital from Intermountain Healthcare and since then it has been a huge win for the community. The hospital and clinics provide care that is comparable to that found in larger communities and many procedures that once only available in Cedar City and St. George can be done right here. We have the staff, medical team, and technicians who live here and know
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our way of life. They care about their neighbors and provide outstanding health care to those who visit the hospital and clinics. Babies are born in our hospital each year (35 in 2012), broken arms are set, illnesses are diagnosed, treatments are given, and patients are comforted. Our elderly are cared for and watched over in the Care Center. We are fortunate to enjoy the level of medical treatment that is afforded us by Garfield Memorial Healthcare. It’s one of the things that makes this area a great place to live and provides us with a higher standard of living. The Foundation would like to thank the citizens of this county and area for their continued support. —Cary Deccio, Vice- Chair, Garfield Memorial Healthcare Fdn.
for the project. The deer were flown to a staging area where they were weighed, tested for disease, and measured for body fat and overall health by DWR, BYU and SFW volunteers. They were then collared and driven by trailer to east of Holden, where they were released. Another translocation of 50 female deer from the Parowan Front to east of Holden will take place in March. The translocated deer will be monitored for 3 years. BYU researchers want to see if differences in transplanting times of the deer determine how effectively they will survive. SFW will donate over 240-thousand dollars over the three years to help fund the study. —Utah Sportsmen For Fish and Wildlife
Tax Relief for Utah Workers: A State EITC? SALT LAKE CITY Some momentum may be building in this year’s Utah Legislature to enact a state Earned Income Tax Credit. The credit could be claimed only by low-wage workers, and the most recent proposals have pegged it at 5 percent of the federal EITC. In past years, state lawmakers couldn’t agree on how to fund it, at an estimated $21 million. But Utah is doing better financially, according to state budget forecasts, and Tracy Gruber, policy analyst for Voices for Utah Children, says the EITC is sure to come up again. “There certainly is support within the Senate, as we saw last year - it passed the Senate on second reading and then did not pass on third due to lack of funding - and a bit more interest in the House.” Compared with other states, Utah has seen one of the highest increases in the number of people using the federal EITC since the start of the recession. Slightly more than 18 percent of taxpayers in Utah claim the credit, according to a study by the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire. Gruber says that money lifts more than 33,000 Utah children above the poverty line. The federal EITC can range from a few hundred dollars to almost $6,000, depending on income and family size. A 5 percent state EITC would be much more modest, but Allison Rowland, Voices for Utah Children’s director of budget and research, says it still would send an important message. “It’s something that serves as a symbolic way of saying, ‘We understand that many jobs are low-paying, but we want you to work. As a state, we think work is important, for many reasons.’” Even $100 is no small amount for a family living on the edge, Rowland says. It could pay for a few months’ worth of diapers or cover the vehicle-registration and emissions-testing fees for the family car. Gov. Gary Herbert has voiced his support for the federal EITC, but a state EITC wasn’t included in his new budget. The Carsey Institute report is online at carseyinstitute.unh.edu. —Chris Thomas, Utah News Connection
Ordinarily, the start of a new Congress is a time for optimism. Fresh faces and a purposeful spirit combine to get Congress off to a hope-filled start. Yet Capitol Hill right now is far from optimistic. That’s because last year’s session, with its distressing end by the edge of the fiscal cliff, left the new Congress confronting head on all the challenges that should have been resolved but weren’t: getting spending and the deficit under control, spurring economic growth, and reforming the tax code. Congressional performance at the end of 2012 fell far short, leaving not just a sour taste in most Americans’ mouths, but real cause for concern about how Congress operates. We learned a lot about Capitol Hill from the fiscal cliff episode, and not much of it is flattering. Even when faced with dire consequences, for instance, Congress seems incapable of addressing big national needs in an ambitious way. In an earlier effort to punt on fiscal issues, it created the “fiscal cliff” — and then failed to deal with it. Instead, it cobbled together yet another stopgap measure at the last moment. All of the key issues it had a chance to resolve — the sequester, spending, the debt ceiling — will have to be revisited in the next few months. And that’s before Congress can even get to the real issues of reviving economic growth with investments in research, human capital, and infrastructure. This throws into sharp relief an even more fundamental problem: the traditional legislative system for dealing with tough issues in a rational manner is broken. The timehonored approach afforded by the regular committee process, the pull and tug of negotiations as legislation worked its way through multiple players, the vetting and deal-making that once took place in a Congress organized to do so — all of that is gone. Instead, like an uncontrollable twitch, Congress repeatedly indulges in fiscal brinksmanship. This leaves it unable to deal effectively with our challenges, raises serious doubts about the viability of our system, and causes the rest of the world to question our ability to lead. It was noteworthy that the broad outlines of the fiscal cliff agreement were negotiated by two people, Vice President Joe Biden and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, while thousands of
tiny but important details were left to staff. Some of the most prominent names in American politics decried the lack of transparency in the process and their own irrelevance to it. The issues being negotiated were of enormous importance to their constituents, but powerful and back-bench legislators alike had less input into what was going on than even the unelected staff members of the key players. Their only role was an up-or-down vote at the end. This is worth noticing because one other thing the fiscal cliff fiasco made clear is that the approach many new members of Congress took during the campaign — that they intend to help Congress get things done — is sorely needed. Politicians on Capitol Hill at the moment are simply unwilling to make truly hard decisions. Commenting on the Republicans in the wake of the negotiations, New York Times columnist David Brooks said, “The core thing [the fiscal cliff deal] says about them is that they want to reform entitlements and cut spending, but they can’t actually propose any plans to do these things because it would be politically unpopular.” The same might be said of Democrats and the White House, who recognize that entitlement reform needs to be on the table, but are reluctant to specify what they want to see. So we’re left with two parties passing one another in the night, unable to come to terms and unwilling to risk alienating their core constituencies to do so. In our system of representative democracy, Capitol Hill should be the place where their competing concerns get hammered out. What we learned from the fiscal cliff negotiations is that Congress isn’t that place. As a former member, I’m embarrassed that we can’t govern this nation better. Maybe the new Congress will have the courage to change course. Lee Hamilton is Director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University. He was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for 34 years.
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Mrs. Stephanie Williams used good old-fashion teacher ingenuity this week and incorporated my request for information into a classroom lesson. “This week instead of me just choosing [what to submit to the paper] I had the class brainstorm and vote on what they wanted to share.” Here is what her third grade students would like us to know: In Science, students are starting to learn about force and motion. Mrs. Williams reported, “The kids said that they never realized they have been using force all their lives. They couldn’t believe how many little things they do everyday that involve a push or a pull to make something happen.” In Language, students are learning about compound sentences and are really becoming fans of the conjunction “fanboys”; Mrs. Williams uses the acronym to teach her students the conjugation words: for, and, nor, but, or, yet, & so. Halley said, “It is fun to learn about fanboys because each letter stands for a word.” In Reading Mrs. Williams requires her students to read a chapter book, “We work really hard on reading a chapter book each quarter that we can share with the class. The students then create a project, share it with the class and give a short summary of the book.” Mizuki said, “We are creating things at our house about books to share with the class.” This quarter the students are being creative with hanging mobiles, dioramas, board games, and cereal boxes! Third grade student Shaleen summed up the whole purpose of the process when she said, “We get to listen to other people talk and when we hear about the books think, ‘Oh, I might want to read that!’” While the third graders turn books into board games, Mrs. Trena Barlow’s acts them
out! After Christmas break the would go to Lagoon and ride class worked on 2 reader’s the- all the rides, then go to the aters using the fractured fairy store and grab a cold Mountales of author J.M. Wolf; half tain Dew and drink it before of the class performed “Cin- I melt away! Terry Lough: If derella Outgrows the Glass I were a snowman at night I Slipper” and the other half would drink cocoa. I would presented, “Two Pigs, a Wolf eat an ice cream sandwich. I and a Mud Pie.” Mrs. Barlow would build a hut out of snow stated, “[We] had so much fun creating DATES TO REMEMBER…! scenery and our own • costumes for these • Jan 21- (M) No School plays. We performed • Jan 22- (T) Bookmobile them for each other, Ms. Davis’s Second Grade, and the afternoon Kindergarten class. We and go sledding. I would really have been real ‘thespians’!” like to make Popsicles and ice Students have also been listen- cold lemonade. I would make ing to a couple of ‘rock’ songs a snow army to have a snow while learning about the rock fight with the humans. Then cycle. “This was a fun way to make a snow city for all my learn about the rock cycle and people to live in. I would make I’m sure we will listen to them cars, trucks, and money out of often throughout the year.” snow and then make a shield Both songs describe the rock so the sun wouldn’t melt evcycle and are set to the famil- erything. Talmage Jensen: If iar tunes of Queen’s We Will I were a snowman at night I Rock You, and Rascal Flatts would go on a snow adventure and fight snow monsters for Life is a Highway. In Art Mrs. Barlow’s fun. I would also drive snow students created a torn paper motorbikes. In Mrs. Stacie Ekker’s snowman after reading the
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This week was a good week for the Badgers. The boy’s basketball team dominated in their game against Diamond Ranch last Thursday the 10th. They aslo had home game with Bryce Valley on the 16th which will be posted in the next issue. There was also a sophomore tournament for the boy’s basketball in Piute 11th12th where the team placed fourth. The wrestlers had a dual with Panguitch last Thursday won! Good job, Badgers. The team then traveled to Canyon View High School the 11th12th and did considerably well
by Lauren Jackson there, too. The wrestlers also had a match with Escalante and Bryce Valley on the 15th which will be posted in the next issue. For girls basketball there was a home game with Panguitch during the 11th. The team improved immensely since their last game with Panguitch and remained tied for a majority of the game. Though the Lady Badgers lost by five points, the game was intense and they played really well, so good job, Badgers! The girl’s basketball is also headed to Milford today to play there. Best of luck!
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Torrey Boy Scouts under the direction of Scout leader Shane Durfey get a Civics lesson at the Torrey Fire House.
Wayne/Capitol Reef Blood Drive Feb 4 & 5 The American Red Cross will be sponsoring a blood drive in Wayne County on February 4th & 5th, 2013. It will be hosted by the Wayne County Emergency Services Department and Capitol Reef National Park. Monday February 4th, 2013 2 pm -7 pm Location: 88 Center Street, Loa book “Snowmen at Night”. The book shows what snowmen might do at night when everyone is asleep; after creating their snowmen the students each wrote about what they would do if they were a snowman at night. Abbi New: If I were a snowman at night I would run out in the dark and say Hey! to my friends. I would tell them let’s jump over the moon! I
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fourth grade class the students continue to enjoy the Reflex Math Program. Mrs. Ekker wants to remind parents and students that the program is available at home to all fourth graders, “We are encouraging them to use the program at home. This will help their fluency with their math facts.” Her class has also recently been awarded a $300 grant for books, the books have been received and students are excited about the opportunity to check the books out and read them. In social studies students have been busily working on Native American cultures “We have been learning about the Native Americans who have inhabited Utah.” Each student was asked to create a diorama of a Native American dwelling, they picked which culture they wanted to depict; the ancient Pueblo or Fremont tribes that lived in pit houses and cliff dwellings, or the Ute, Piute, Goshute, and Navajo tribes that used tipis, hogans, and wikiups for shelter. Then they each wrote a paragraph describing the culture as well. The diorama’s are currently on display in the kiva for any who would like to take a glance. Mrs. Ekker included many wonderful pictures that will be in next weeks Insider, the students did a GREAT job!
Tuesday February 5th, 2013 10 am -2 pm Location: Capitol Reef National Park Visitor Center According to the American Red Cross, more than 44,000 blood donations are needed daily. One donation can help save the lives of up to three people. If you have questions about the Wayne County blood drive, please contact Jeri Johnson, Wayne County EMS Director at 836-1319 or Capitol Reef National Park at 425-3791.
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January 17, 2013
Garfield County Page PHS SPORT SIDELINES by Mack Oetting
High School Class Offerings Garfield County School District is in the beginning stages of developing a registration schedule for high school students for the upcoming school year. In April, we would like to have parents and students register for 2013-2014 classes during the SEOP conferences. As we evaluated the 10 Period Block this year, I felt it was important to let the parents know of the additional class offerings being provided to the students. The following list shows additional classes that are being offered to the students this year that were previously not found in the high school schedules. The number following the class designates the number of students enrolled in the class. New classes at Bryce Valley High School include: Language Arts 12 (19) Math 1050 (9) Plant/Soil Science (12) Spanish (2) Physics (10)
Study Skills (29) Keyboarding 7 (11) Teen Living (17) Chemistry (12) Intro to Health Science (25)
Leadership/ Business Economics (21) History 1700 (7) Pre-Calculus (13)
New classes at Escalante High School include: Spanish (12) Pre-Calculus (5) Desktop Publishing (10)
Chemistry (5) History 1700 (2) Physics (2)
Study Hour (22)
New classes at Panguitch High School include: Study Hour (32) History 1700 (10) Wood Working (34) Child Development (19) Math Study Hour (17)
Drama (30) Math 1050 (10) Medical Terminology (19) Music/Choir (20) Drafting (10)
Painting (21) Digital media (16)
—Superintendent Ben Dalton
Bryce Canyon N.P. Accepting Comments on Utah Prairie Dog Stewardship Plan BRYCE CANYON N.P. - Development of a Utah Prairie Dog Stewardship Plan has been underway since late 2011. Once completed, this plan will be used to improve prairie dog management, prairie dog habitat and related administrative and maintenance operations within the park. Previous public comments identified issues to consider in developing the plan. This time, the public is asked to provide comments that will be used to help shape preliminary alternatives developed by the park and its agency partners. Those wishing to provide comments should submit them in writing as soon as possible, but no later than February 11, 2013 to: http://parkplanning. nps.gov, to email@example.com, or to Bryce Canyon National Park, P.O. Box 640201, Bryce, Utah 84764 to ensure that the com-
ments are included with this notice. Additionally, a preliminary alternatives comparison matrix is available on the project website at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/projectHome. cfm?projectID=38650. Respondents should include their name, address and email to be added to the mailing list for more information about this project. Remember that unless requested otherwise, a list of all those that comment during public review periods, including their addresses, is available upon request. Another opportunity for public comments will be available when the Utah Prairie Dog Stewardship Plan Environmental Assessment is released. The Environmental Assessment will analyze alternatives that have been revised based on public comments. —Bryce Canyon N.P.
Report: Utah Last in Nation in School Breakfast Participation SALT LAKE CITY Compared with other states, Utah ranks last in the country for the number of lowerincome children who eat both breakfast and lunch at school. A new national report says only one-third of Utah pupils who qualify for a free or reduced-price meal at lunchtime also receive school breakfast. It could be because the school doesn’t offer breakfast, or that it isn’t served at a time that fits the hectic hours before the school day. Crystal FitzSimons, director of school programs for the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), which released the report, says that means fewer Utah schoolchildren are showing up ready to learn. “School breakfast has a really positive impact on student achievement, on reducing absenteeism and tardiness. And there’s a lot of positive educational outcomes, in addition to combating food insecurity and making sure that kids have healthy food.” The report says Utah schools are serving breakfast to just over 3 percent more
children than they did the previous year. Nationally, it says, for the first time, more than half of all kids who qualify for free or reduced-priced lunches are also getting breakfast. It also notes that the most successful school breakfast programs are those that serve food right in the classroom, during first period. That way no one is singled out, and some kids don’t have to make it to school earlier in order to eat. But Gina Cornia, executive director of Utahns Against Hunger, says some districts have resisted that approach, saying it’s more complicated to take meals out of the cafeteria. “A lot of states do it; it is not a difficult thing to implement. And we at Utahns Against Hunger would certainly love to see more schools, more school districts, more principals ask for breakfast in the classroom.” About 60,000 children get free or reduced-price breakfasts at school in Utah, but the report says another 64,000 are eligible. See it online at FRAC.org. —Chris Thomas, Utah News Connection
It was a great week for the Bob Cat Basketball. The Lady Cats had two really exciting games. Wednesday night’s game against Milford was the best game I have ever seen. Milford was the number 2 team in the State and the game went back and forth, with neither team having more than a 4 point lead. Milford is an excellent team with some very good athletes, but the very young Ladies just kept running at them and managed to keep ahead and the Tigers had to play catch up. With four seconds left in the game Panguitch had a 2 point lead and I was thinking wouldn’t it be great if this game could keep going on, it was that exciting. The Lady Cats fouled and a Milford girl sunk two free throws and the game went into overtime. The Lady Cats built up a 4 point lead near the end of the overtime, only to see a Tiger sink a 3 pointer from the corner, to bring them within 1 point. The Cats in bounded the ball, but the Tigers took it away and
with no time left launched a long 3 pointer that just missed and the Cats came away with a 60 to 59 victory. On Friday night the Lady Cats traveled over to Wayne for another exciting game. This game also went back and forth; this also was a game neither team had more than a three point lead. The Cats just kept running and it seemed to pay off in the end and they were able to pull away with a six point victory 61 to 55. Wayne, who lost one of their best players to a knee injury, has really adjusted and they have some really good shooters and they will be tough by Region. Region 20 again has some very good teams, Piute also beat Milford in overtime and Escalante beat BV. This leaves 4 teams tied for first place, Piute, Milford, BV and Panguitch. All of these teams are getting better with the competition and the Lady Cats with such a young team is really coming into its own. The Cats JVs play Cross Creek and Diamond Ranch tonight the 17th and over in Escalante on the 19th. Next week on
Wednesday the 23rd they travel over to BV for a battle for 1st place; on Friday the 25th we have Piute here. Both BV and Piute gave the Cats their only loses, so come on out and join the fun. The Bob Cats traveled over to BV and came away with a victory from a very tough Mustang team. The Cats led at half time by 15 points only to see that score evaporate, but they rallied in the end to take 54 to 46 victory. Tyce Barney had 23, Dalan Bennett 17 and Kiler Norris chipped in 13. The Cats had a game last night up at Piute and on Friday the 18th the always tough Milford Tigers come to town. The Cats are also playing better as the season goes on, with more of the players getting into the scoring. The wrestlers traveled over to Wayne for a match and came away with a loss 36 to 46. It was very close and the Cats came up a little short. The Cats still have 8 matches to go in three weeks. Last night the 16th they traveled to Kanab and on up to the Rumble at UVU, on Friday and Saturday the 18th and 19th.
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For Your Health Help for Hay Fever What Are the Symptoms Have you or a family member been bothered by hay of AR? AR typically causes sevfever? The medical term for this condition is allergic eral symptoms. First, the nose rhinitis (AR). It affects approximately 20% of is congested so badly that you can hardly breathe. Second, the Americans, and it is one of the most chronic medical nose runs with a large amount problems. of clear, watery discharge. Nasal congestion and runny nose usually alternate back and forth continually throughout the day. Third, the nose itches, and the source is deep in the nostrils. Frequently, you can only relieve it by pushing the nose upward with great force using the heel of your hand. Fourth, AR causes frequent bouts of sneezing. These sneezes are not deep, loud, and disruptive, but are more commonly quiet, shallow, and almost unheard by those around the patient. They also occur in groups of 10 to 20 sneezes in a row. Fifth, the patient also frequently has eye problems. They include a blue discoloration under the eyes, red/itchy eyes, and tearing. Is AR the Same as a Cold? AR may appear at first to be a cold, but their causes are different. Viruses cause colds, while AR is caused by allergens such as pollen, mold, dust mites, pet dander, and cigarette smoke. Colds also cause cough and sore throat, but do not usually cause nasal itching, eye problems, or frequent shallow sneezes. This makes a great difference in the treatment of both conditions. While the cold is treated with medications for cough and sore throat, these medications are not useful for AR in most cases. Decongestants may be useful in either condition. However, the standard nonprescription treatments for AR are antihistamines (e.g., Claritin, Zyrtec, Allegra, Benadryl, ChlorTrimeton, Tavist) and intranasal cromolyn sodium (Nasalcrom). There are also many combination products available that contain both an antihistamine and a decongestant. While antihistamines may relieve a runny nose of the common cold, Nasalcrom should not be used for a cold at all. Thus, nonprescription therapy for each condition is quite different. Consult Your Pharmacist for further information on nonprescription treatment. Getting Professional Help If nonprescription products do not seem to help your problem, you may wish to explore other options. The most important step in dealing with AR is to get professional help. To do this, it is best to make an appointment with an allergist, a physician who is board-certified in allergy identification. You can find the allergist closest to you by consulting the Web site of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology (www.acaai.org/allergist/Pages/locate_an_allergist.aspx). You should consider visiting physician practitioners who appear on this list in preference to those who do not. Treatment may begin with allergen testing to identify what you are allergic to, followed by trials of prescription medications, such as nasal sprays and oral tablets. Follow the directions on your prescription exactly. Can AR Be Cured? Unfortunately, AR is not “curable” like many other medical conditions, although the attacks may lessen with time. While symptoms can be relieved somewhat by certain medications and by injections (i.e., allergy shots), AR is a chronic condition that is prone to recurrence. Remember, if you have questions, Consult Your Pharmacist Steve Marshall, Shaunna Rechsteiner-Pharmacists
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Every1Counts By Cynthia Kimball Miracles happen, but you’ve got to have faith first. And besides, God’s in charge of all that kind of stuff anyway, not you. But the cool thing’s they exist. And for me, that brings me so much hope. This means, no matter what you’ve done in your life, especially if it’s not good, that you can change! Isn’t that cool? Yes, you can start all over again with a clean slate. I did that when living in Okinawa, Japan. For me, it was through the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I was able to start all over again. Yup, with that clean slate. To date it was the best decision and feeling in my life! And since then, he’s divinely orchestrated breast cancer and heart dysfunction among other things so that I’d get to know Him better and so that I could learn how best for Him to use me. I’ve said this before, but I’ll say it again, the people of Hatch, Utah, taught me how to pray for trials. Yes, they
shaping you for. Try not to misunderstand me. I love blessings and when good things happen, yet, I have to earn them and usually it is through the trial of my faith. And you can do this to. Just keep believing in yourself and how you were created to do great things. One scripture that sustains me, especially during trials is, “Whosoever shall put their trust in God shall be supported in their trials, and their troubles, and their afflictions, and shall be lifted up at the last day” (Alma 36:3, LDS. org, 2013). Life really is great. And trials are part of that. Therefore, let them create greatness in you. Then do amazing things with that greatness since someone you know or don’t, is counting on being a beneficiary. Cynthia Kimball is a speaker and trainer through her company Every1Counts, LLC, and a doctoral student in Workforce Education Leadership. She also writes frequently through Deseret Connect. E-mail: kimball@ every1counts.net
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Planning for Death When Young Children or Grandchildren Are Involved No one likes to think about death much less plan for it. Many surveys indicate this is one of the biggest factors in not doing estate planning. However, doing estate planning is an act of love. This is especially true when there are young children or grandchildren involved. There are two primary concerns regarding minor children and estate planning. First, who is going to take care of the children? The person who cares for the personal needs of the children is called the guardian. Second, who will take care of the financial needs of the children? This may or may not be the same person (or institution) as the guardian of the children. The person responsible for the children’s financial matters may be a court appointed conservator or if estate planning was done prior to death, it could be a trustee of a trust established for the children’s benefit. Significantly, children under age eighteen cannot legally “own” property in their individual capacity. Therefore, in order to have life insurance proceeds or any other assets of an estate distributed to a child under age 18, a conservator must be appointed by the court. The legal proceedings required to get a conservator appointed can be at best an additional expense and inconvenience. At its worst, a conservatorship proceeding can be a legal fight between family members about who is to manage the assets of the children. Although these scenarios may be unappealing, the worst part about failing to plan for minor children may be what happens when they ultimately receive their inheritance. A conservatorship ends when the child reaches age 18 unless special circumstance exist and the court allows the
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have so much faith that they actually pray for them. This makes so much more sense to me now. Since trials make us and build our character to withstand our life’s journey. So the next time a trial comes your way, express gratitude and thanks to God for it. And see how you can use it to better yourself and to help others. And besides, who really wants to go through life without trials? Clergyman Henry Ward Beecher said, “We are always on the anvil; by trials God is shaping us for higher things” (BrainyQuote, 2013). So the next time you’re wishing a trial to go away think about how you’re being shaped for something glorious. How God has SO much faith in you that He’s putting you through this trial (unless it’s one you’ve chosen through your own agency). What a compliment that is to you. And try to contain yourself until you find out what that “higher thing” is that He’s
by Jeffery J. McKenna conservatorship to continue until age 21. The result is that at age 18 (or at most 21) the child now has complete control over the assets. While parents or grandparents may envision their life insurance or other assets of the estate being used for their children’s or grandchildren’s education, church service, or other purposes, children at age 18 or 21 may have other plans. Given the concerns related to expense, court proceedings and ultimate, uncontrolled distributions at age 18 (or 21 in special circumstances), parents and grandparents should consider the use of a trust when minor children are beneficiaries. A trust has many advantages. First, assets can be distributed to the trustee of the trust for the benefit of the minor child. This can often occur without the need to burden the courts. The trustee would then manage the assets as specified in the trust document. Parents can specify that proceeds
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within the trust are always available for the children’s health, education, maintenance and support. Additionally, parents can specify that the proceeds will not be distributed outright to the children until the children reach a particular age or will be distributed in incremental stages at various ages. In short, through the use of a trust, the parents have the opportunity to provide as much instruction as they want with respect to the inheritance they leave for their children or grandchildren. In conclusion, estate planning is very important when minor children or grandchildren are involved. If you stop and think about it, you may find it ironic that many of us provide more instruction to the babysitter about how to care for our loved ones for a few hours than we provide for those we leave behind at death. Jeffery J. McKenna is a local attorney licensed in three states and serving clients in Utah, Nevada, and Arizona. He is a partner at the law firm of Barney, McKenna, Olmstead and Pack, with offices in St. George and Mesquite. He is a founding member of the Southern Utah Estate Planning Council. If you have questions or topics that you would like addressed in these articles please email him at jmckenna@barney-mckenna. com or call 628-1711.
My husband and I attended a bridal fair trying to drum up work for his fledgling wedding photography business. One vendor assumed we were engaged and asked when the big day was. “Oh, we’ve been married ten years,” I said. “Really?” she asked. “But you look so happy.”
At the Buffet
As I was treating my daughter and her family to the buffet at a casino, all the bells and whistles for a winning slot machine began to go off. My seven-year-old grandson was awed. “Wow!” he yelled. “This is like Chuck E. Cheese for old people.”
When I took my Weed Eater back to the home-andgarden store to get it fixed, I was asked if I wanted to wait until the job was done. “How long will it take?” I asked. The clerk answered, “A day or two.”
As in many homes on New Year’s Day, my wife and I faced theI was sitting on my lawn sunning myself and reading when I was startled by a fairly late model car that crashed through my hedge and came to rest just in front of me. I helped the elderly driver out of the car and sat her down on a lawn chair. I noted, “It’s quite remarkable that you are still driving at your age.” “Yes,” she replied. “I”m old enough that I don’t need a license any more.” “How is that possible?” “The last time my doctor examined me, he asked if I had a driver’s license. I told him yes and handed it to him. He took scissors out of a drawer, and as he cut the license into pieces he said, ‘You won’t be needing this any more.’ So I thanked him and drove home.”
Most of us have a bad habit we are constantly trying to break. For me, it’s biting my fingernails. One day I told my husband about my latest solution: press-on nails. “Great idea, Honey,” he smiled. “You can eat them straight out of the box.”
Tips to Lose Weight and Keep It Off In the midst of an obesity epidemic, it’s easy to ignore that little bit of extra weight you may be carrying around. But experts warn that any amount of excess fat tissue around the middle can boost your risk for serious health issues like heart disease, diabetes and more. And unfortunately, there are no really easy solutions when it comes to sustained weight loss. “Fad diets promising a quick fix may help you drop weight quickly, but these programs can do more harm than
good,” says Dr. Jen Sacheck, Associate Professor of Nutrition at Tufts University and co-author of the new book, “Thinner this Year: A Diet and Exercise Program for Living Strong, Fit, and Sexy.” Sacheck, along with motivational speaker and co-author Chris Crowley, explain in plain English the science of what goes on inside your body -- both when you’re taking care of yourself and when you’re not. They’re urging those two-thirds of Americans that are overweight or obese to stop searching for magic
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weight loss solutions. “Preaching a commitment to proper nutrition and regular exercise may not win us any popularity contests,” quips Crowley, “but at the end of the day, hard work is the only healthful way to lose weight and keep it off for good.” Not only that, eating right and getting exercise can boost your mood, make you feel younger, and give you an overall better outlook on life. Whether you’re looking to drop those extra pounds, or maintain a healthy weight as you age, keep these guidelines in mind: • Avoidance of entire food groups or excessive consumption of others isn’t healthy, realistic or sustainable. Why? Carbohydrates, fats and proteins play necessary and unique functions within our bodies and supply different nutrients crucial for health. • Ditch wasteful calories that come from foods that are nutritionally void -- think processed and overly packaged foods, refined, flour products, all things fried or covered in creamy goop, sports drinks and other beverages with added sugar. Bottom line: eat real food. • About half of your diet should be fruits and vegetables. Enjoy healthy fats in moderation and avoid saturated and trans fat. When eating meat, make it lean. • Don’t starve! You need energy to go about your day, especially if you’re physically active. Skipping meals can actually lower your metabolism, making it harder to burn calories and lose weight. • Be prepared to commit to regular aerobic exercise and resistance training. There are no shortcuts. Exercise for forty-five to sixty minutes a day, six days a week, for the rest of your life. • Stay connected with friends and family. “We are built to care deeply about one another. Get isolated and you will literally get sick,” says Crowley. Friends can also offer the best support when it comes to achieving your goals. For more information, or to connect with others, visit www.ThinnerThisYear.com. The sooner you get started, the sooner you’ll see positive change. But remember; when it comes to sustainable weight loss, there are no miracles. —Statepoint
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anniversary LaMar & Cheri Feltner
TROPIC - On December 14th, 2012, LaMar & Cheri Feltner celebrated 50 crazy, wonderful years together. The last 50 years have been full of many joyous occasions, most of which included their 11 children, 43 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. Now both retired, they spend the majority of their time on the road supporting their busy family and taking care of their parents. They rang in the new year in St. George with their children and grandchildren. The night started off with an amazing dinner (this is really why the Feltner’s get together), followed by a walk down memory lane, and ended with a fun video of their last 50 years. They are looking forward to many more years together (well, kinda). If you ask what their greatest accomplishment has been, they would both answer, without hestitation, their children; Tina (deceased), Tami & Lynn, Tim & Kris, Trent & Leslie, Tracy & Shawna, Todd & Jennifer, Thad & Rome, Tanya & Jarrett, Tyler & Kristin, Tari & Ryan, and Tristen & Jerica.
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Congratulations to Lamar and Cheri Feltner on their 50th Wedding Anniversary. Way to go folks. Lamar and Cheri went to St. George to see the baptism of their twin grandsons. They are the children of Thad and Rome Feltmer. Kylee and Leyton were baptized by their father on Saturday. Then on Sunday the Feltner’s went to see granddaughter, Leah Cheri Feltner blessed by her father Tristen while mom Jerica watched the event. Many family and friends were at each event and cheered the group on. Tristen has been in North Dakota working in the oil fields and gets to come home for a week at a time to spend with his family. They are always happy to see him return. Dane Shakespear is back home from his mission to Guam and gave his report today in Tropic Ward. Speaking with him were Sherell Ott, Bishop Gayle Pollock and President Klin Chynoweth. Released from callings were Laurie Eddy and Mary Le Fevre as Primary teachers with a vote for long and faithful service. Mary Le Fevre was called to be an assistant Compassionate Service Leader in the Relief Society. Skyler and Ciera Syrett have been called as Primary Teachers and Shane Frost is now the leader of the eleven year old scouts. Congratulations to Malory Clarke who has been called to the Little Rock, Arkansas Mission. She will enter the MTC on 27 February. She is the daughter of Wes and Ellen Clarke of Tropic. In the Henrieville Ward the speakers were Chelsea Thompson and Patriarch Munson. Young Shelby Mathews sang “As I Have Loved You” and was accompanied by Collette Mathews. Released from
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their callings were Ryan Moore from Primary, Sarah Sorenson from Primary, Ken and Artoise Platt from Primary, and Brenda Rose as Compassionate Service Leader in Relief Society. Called to fill that position was Kim Johnson. Ed Poger was released as Sunday School President and Nathan Platt was called to serve in that position. gayle Moore was called to act as substitute chorister for both the Primary and Relief Society. The Young Women just held their “New Beginnings” program with parents in attendance. There are Bantam Basketball games going on so if you have any news to report please call or email me so I can get it in the paper. Jean Seiler and David Tebbs went to Richfield to meet with UDOT and finalize the plans for the Main Street Project in Bryce Canyon City. Work will begin on this in June. Bryce View Lodge had a huge water problem the other day. A water pipe broke and flooded the main floor rooms at the lodge and 250,000 gallons of water had to be drained out. We commend the Bryce Canyon City and Tropic volunteer Fire Departments for their efforts and quick response to the situation. The water was in the crawl space under the lodge and in the bottom level rooms. It was so cold it froze the pipes and the BVL is closed for the winter. Fire Chief at Bryce Canyon CIty, Ron Harris, worked with both fire departments to get the work done. It was a huge undertaking and pictures of the scene can be found on facebook. Thanks again to the Tropic and BCC Fire Departments for their hard work. Just a reminder to get your ski legs in shape for the President’s Day Cross Country Ski event.
Mayor Tebbs of BCC wants to recognize Mike Stevens for raising a fine brood of chickens for their eggs. He is doing it behind his home and they are lookin’ good!! Congratulations to Holly Mathews, daughter of Darren and Stacie Mathews on her baptism. She is the youngest of the Mathew’s family. Alma and Anita Fletcher went to Mesa, Arizona for the Christmas holiday and while there were able to visit with children, Robert and Stephanie Scott and their seven children, and Mike and Shelley Fletcher and their four children. Anita said it was fun to be their to cuddle the kids and see them again. She misses them when she is in Cannonville. In the Cannonville Ward the Primary Presidency were the speakers. Melanie Ott is the President and her counselors are Arjean Ivie and Jean Hall with Secretary Trish Thompson. It was a great meeting. The Primary children sang two wonderful songs and made the meeting all that much more enjoyable. The Tropic Troop Committee is sponsoring a “Boy Scout Fireside” on Sunday, Jan. 20th at 6:00 P.M. It is a training for parents, scouts and their leaders and is about Life to Eagle process. All Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Parents, and Leaders are invited to attend. Henrieville Scouts held a Court of Honor and congratulations to the Scouts who earned their badges and awards. In the Elementary School the 4th through 6th graders have started their annual Chess Tournament. They play during their lunch time and really enjoy it. There are 45 students presently playing towards the championship. All students seem to be working hard and the second
term ends on 16 January. The Fourth graders have invited parents and BVE students to see their county reports. Everyone did such a great job and take pride in their work. On 21 January their will be a teacher training take place at Bryce Valley. Their will be no school for the students. Their will be a special workshop on School Safety. We are preparing for Midyear reading assessments. Parents it really helps when you read with your student at home. It makes a big difference on how they respond on the tests. Thanks for your interest in the reading at BVE. Samie Ott the third grade teacher, has started the after school Science program. They meet on Thursdays after school and the 4H high school students help with the program. The 4H sponsors this event. Boy is it cold. It is hard to get warm in your house let alone outside. Brrr!! Hope you all have a safe week and please call or email your news to me. Thanks VS SENIOR CITIZEN LUNCHES: Call by 10:00 AM if you want a lunch - 679-8666. Suggested donations is $3.00 for seniors and $7.00 for those under 60 years of age. THURSDAY 17th: Chicken Noodle Soup, Mashed Potatoes, Roll, Pineapple with Cottage Cheese, Cake. TUESDAY 22nd: Roast Turkey, Potatoes & Gravy, Stuffing, Corn, Roll, Jello w/ Fruit Cocktail. WEDNESDAY 23rd: Meatballs & Gravy, Potatoes, Corn, Roll, Tropical Fruit, Cake. THURSDAY 24th: Pork Chops, Potatoes & Gravy, Stewed Tomatoes, Roll, Pears w/Jello, Cookie.
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January 17, 2013
by Marlene Haws ~ 826-4859 • email@example.com Wow! Talk about living at the North Pole! Do you think it’s time to send for Al Gore and some of his global warming? There are frozen pipes and water problems all around town. I don’t remember having weather this cold in a long time! We would be better off to have a ground cover of snow. It hasn’t thawed much since we got the last little bit! Quite a few people have had the flu, so I hope that tapers off soon too. I hear it’s a bugger! There are also quite a few who are having other health problems. Evan Reeves for one. Get well soon, Evan, I’ve ordered snow so there will soon be snow to shovel! Marilee Miller has her surgery over with. She says she knows now what it is like to have your throat cut! She is doing well and has gone back to St. George with her sister, Joy Carter. She will get a checkup from her doctor, then she will help Joy spoil her little grand-
kids, again, before her daughter, Ashley Barnett, takes them and moves to Texas. Ashley’s husband, Brandon, is already down there where he is employed. Get ready Texas, Joy will soon be paying you a visit! Chris (Jenifer) Christensen has been in the hospital most of the week. Doyle Cottam was taken to the hospital. “After he got bucked off his chair,” Sue Bassett said. (Doyle may have made a comment like that himself!) Gotta keep some humor in there ‘cause some days if we don’t laugh we cry! Doyle stayed in the hospital for a few days. He didn’t have any broken bones but had other problems so they kept him there for treatment. ElRay Nixon was in the hospital just lately. Hope he is doing better. Marleen Dunn had surgery on her hand (may have been carpel tunnel) and Nicole Beebe has also been on the sick list. Jared Noyes, son of Nephi
and Heidi Noyes, spent time in the hospital after suffering an injury while playing basketball. Brent Cottam is recovering from knee surgery. It was doing well enough that he went to the Sophomore Basketball Tournament last week. Kathy Woolsey has also had knee surgery. Danny Spencer has had an ulcerated sore on his leg that hasn’t wanted to heal and has also been visiting his heart doctor. Lois says they are on the road most of the time! Arcola Gates went to St. George for x-rays on her back. We wish all of these folks well and hope they ARE all well soon. It has got to get better before long. Pretty soon there won’t be enough well ones left to take care of the sick ones! Brooke (Griffin) Palmer brought Berthene Griffin, from Henrieville, with her last Friday when she came to do hair. Berthene was able to visit her daughter and son-in-law, Shelly and Wade Barney and Brooke also gave her a perm and a hair do.
ESCALANTE - This year the community of Escalante has been privileged to have the “Mini Moqui Cheerleaders” perform during half time at the EHS boys basketball games. Taylor Duthie, a Junior at Escalante High School, started the Mini Moqui’s this year because she loves cheerleading and wanted to share her love for it by starting a 4-H group for the elementary school girls. The girls involved are so excited to get dressed up and be honorary cheerleaders for the night. Those involved are McKynlee Cottam, Tyree King, Kazlee King, Caiti Christensen, Ashley Young, Caitlynn Lyman, Chasey Lyman, Capri Lyman, Zoe Torgerson, Paisley Torgerson, Taylie Carlisle, Mazee Dunton, McCall Dunton and Shelby Smitham. Thank you, Taylor, for all your hard work and the commitment you have shown to these young girls! You are a great example! —Marlene Haws
Kathryn Griffin celebrated her 80th birthday on January 12, 2013. “Happy late birthday, Kathryn.” Clem Griffin celebrated his 80th last year so he is due for another birthday January 20? “Happy birthday to you too, Clem.” Clint Porter and part of his family, Jacee and Jaxon, came from Cedar City to spend the weekend with Clint’s mom and Dad, Carolyn and Vergean Porter. He did a little plumbing for them and the “guys” went ice fishing. They said it was pretty cold but didn’t say anything about having fish to fry afterward! Alan Bailey (McKay’s son) and his family were able to travel to Florida for the basketball playoffs with their Lone Peak High School from Highland, Utah. They won and are the number one team in the nation. For the second time, I think. Alan is also the bishop in his ward in Highland. The Escalante girls met the Bryce Valley girls in another basketball game last Friday. This time on Escalante’s home court. Escalante’s team was victorious with a score of 39-34. Lindsey Phillips scored 20 points for Escalante. Whitni Syrett scored 10 points for Bryce Valley and Brittney Frost was a close second with 9 points. When they played at Bryce Valley on December 6, Bryce Valley won with a final score of 42-36. So the two teams must be a pretty evenly matched at this point. Good going, girls! We are proud of all of you! We are also proud of the new little group of girls who call themselves the “Mini Moqui Cheerleaders”. They have been performing at half time at the boys basketball games. Their mentor is Taylor Duthie who is a Junior at the Escalante High School and is a cheerleader herself. Good job, Taylor!
The Wayne & Garfield County INSIDER
January 17, 2013
TORREY News Peter Daniels took his last para-glide ride on January 7th 2013 and soared off into the unknown to make new memories in the beyond. Peter is best remembered by most in the area by his big smile and happy go lucky demeanor. Peter was a man of many talents and he generously shared all of them with everyone he came into contact with. Peter Daniels stories have long been told in Torrey Town long before I ever met him. When we did meet it was as if I had known him a very long time and like everyone else he came into contact with we became friends instantly. The first story I ever heard about Peter Daniels after I first moved to Torrey was how he had rebuilt the old Lawrence Durfey cabin on the Henry Mountains for Sandy Ranch, not an easy feat way back then or would be it now. Lawrence Durfey was the son of George and Tressa Durfey, Lawrence Durfey homesteaded some property on the Henry Mountains back when you still could and he built a log cabin up there in a canyon near a clear flowing spring. (The Henry Mountain Bison herd enjoys the water from the spring these days.) After the winter snow would clear and Lawrence could get up there he would go up there and work on the property to prove on his claim. Like Lawrence, Peter made the long trek by foot up to the Henry Mountain property to work on the Durfey cabin. Dedicated as he was, Peter put his heart into restoring the old Durfey log cabin only to have his efforts crushed under the heavy weight of father time and the Henry Mountain winter snows. And like Lawrence Durfey, Peter’s memory lingers on in that beautiful aspen canyon where the Buffalo roam on the Henry Mountains. Like myself, and many remembrances of other down county residents like Jan Stringham, Peter Daniels was his first real friend in Wayne County. “Peter was just accepting that way” said Jan. In a poignant statement from Randy Austin, Randy said, “Friends know where
you come from”; Peter and Randy went to High School and worked together in Salt Lake. And like life was in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s the two friends had many reckless adventures that generally are only shared in certain circles. When Randy bought the Chuckwagon General Store in Torrey in the 70’s and he lost his cook Randy asked Peter if he knew how to make breakfast, Peter said “Yes.” Randy said, “You’re hired”. Peter picked up the rotary phone and quit his job in Salt Lake and moved to Torrey, the rest of the story is history. “Torrey was different in those days”, says Randy Austin without too much clarification, mostly leaving it up to the listener to fill in all the blanks. Peter was certainly the adventurous sort. Mary Baysinger’s fond memories of Peter are of Sunday afternoons at the waterfall in Capitol Reef National Park when local families with their kids would gather for a swim in the warm waters of the Fremont River. Mary’s favorite recollection was of Peter floating down the Fremont River above the falls on a truck tire inner tube and cascading into
the bubbling water below, submerging momentarily then like a bobbing cork popping up from the foaming water with a big smile on his face. Mark Baysinger remembers conversations with Peter about Peter’s Father as a B-17 pilot in the “Big War” and how Peter once braved the mighty Colorado Plateau Water Pocket Fold and flew an Ultra light to Hanksville, which is probably semi-comparable and as remarkable as Kevin Hatch having to daily drive the big yellow Wayne County school bus to and from Hanksville. At any Torrey Town community event or musician’s jam session it was not uncommon to hear the immediate scuffle of chairs across the floor and everyone in the room stand up to greet Peter when he entered into a room, it was almost as if he was a visiting national dignitary or as we locally refer to him a “local legend”. Not that Peter was bigger than life, only a common man that gingerly and lightly touched the lives of many where-ever he landed. Peter was a mover and shaker and in a statement to the Salt Lake Tribune he once said, “Mormons, blacks
FYI PANGUITCH by Mack Oetting ~ mackoetting @gmail.com The hot topic for the week is the cold weather and the flu. On Monday the SLC Tribune stated that the year 2012 was the warmest year in the history of the United States. Crops in the Midwest died for lack of water and it was warm here up to Christmas. All of that changed on the next day when things started to cool down big time. The little bit of snow that we got here on Thursday, was a big time snow storm up north. The winds are coming out of the Artic jet stream and it is sending some of the coldest weather temperatures in 20 years. Bryce Canyon was down to -27 and it was -10 here in town. The good news it was reported that Brain Head has the best snow ever. I hope you have kept your water taps running so your pipes won’t freeze. Speaking of Bryce Canyon, Ruby’s has moved their ice skating rink and it is much larger than last year’s. They even have purchased a Zambonia, an ice smoothing machine. Leave it to Ruby’s to do a first class operation. The cost is only $1.00 for skate rentals, so plan a family, club, Scout or youth outing, you can’t go wrong. The flu has spread across the country and it is in Panguitch big time. On Thursday Mrs. Savage sent 3 of her first graders home that had a cough. It seems this flu leaves you with a miserable cough and the bad part is you can’t cough anything up. This leads to a sore throat and a real bad head ache. If you or your kids have any of these symptoms, please stay home and rest, this
seems to be the best cure. As I was told I would get better or die, as bad as I felt either one would have been welcome. The Panguitch Lions Club has had a change in Presidents. President Pete Larson has resigned due to health problems related to his back. The new President is Donna Jefferson, who was the 1st VP Pres. Long time Lion Vee Henrie is also recovering from a back operation and is back home resting. Lion Art Cooper is joining the over 80 club and is our 4th member in that club. Art’s birth date is 1-22-33, pretty cool. The Lions Club is always looking for new members; come and get involved its fun. With Mayor Talbot taking over the City Manager job, that leaves her position as Mayor open, to any interested party. However the closing date on filing is tomorrow the 15th. I know it’s a little late, but congratulation to Clint
It’s Tax Time and Teamsters call each other ‘brother.’ We are all God’s children. Together, we can fix what is wrong with this country.” Sadly enough Peter didn’t live long enough to see his vision of our country come to fruition, or will many of the rest of us until we learn to “Work Together” Peter started the “Coffee Party” in Torrey; they often met at the Castle Rock Coffee & Candy shop to discuss various items of interest and to drink fresh coffee. You could always tell when the “Coffee Party” meetings were adjourned as some of those in attendance could be seen somewhat sprinting down highway 24 and they spoke rather energetically when encountered at the Torrey Post office. In recent years if you were unable to find Peter at his home you could usually find him and his green utility truck at his neighbor Boyd Black’s doing something like building a new barn, or tearing an old one down. Peter was never in such a hurry as to not to take a minute or an hour from his day to stop what he was working on to discuss the daily issues at hand. To me, Kahil Gibran said it best in his quote on Friendship; “Your friend is your needs answered. He is your field, which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving. For that which you love most in him may be clearer in his absence, as the mountain to the climber is clearer from the plain.” Peter Daniels and the likes of Barbra Ekker, Dee & Berneal Hatch, Dennis Blackburn, Meeks Morrell, Bliss Brinkerhoff, Dunk and Vance Taylor, Guy Pace, Randy Austin, Dennis Leird, Gene and Lanny Russell, Haircut, Jim Robinson, Dennis Allen, Mark Pace, Uncle Ray, Boulder’s Dell LeFevre, Robert Owens, Larry Davis, Grant Johnson, Sid Moosman, Doug and Camille and many, many others continue to make a mark and influence so many lives in so many ways. Don’t miss the chance to tell them so. Death Notice
Moore and Zac Orton in their doing so well(7th place) at the World Series of Team Roping finals in Las Vegas. Boy that is big time, they competed against 500 other ropers. To qualify for this event, they had to go to rodeos all over the country, competing against thousand of ropers just to get to Vegas, to compete against those that made it that far. Clint’s dad Than was laid up with shingles and wasn’t able to make it down. We have 4 Missionaries, that are off on a new adventure. Jaylen Dodds is off to Chile, Jaelyn Gillett is going to a Spanish speaking mission in Florida, Baylee Vasquez will be going to the Raleigh North Carolina mission and Tyler Brinkerhoff is off to Annapolis Minnesota. All of these young people are the best, and this experience will help them in what endeavourer they strive for in life. Stay warm Mack O
EvaLee Gailey BOULDER - EvaLee Savoy Gailey, 90, passed away January 14, 2013 in Boulder. She was born November12, 1922 in Phoenix, Arizona to Marshall Duroc and Nellie Byrd Banks Savoy. She married Keith LeGrande Gailey October 1,1940 in Logan. The marriage was later solemnized in Manti Temple. Survived by her husband; children: Catherine Sue Inman, Boulder; Kenneth Allen (Helen) Gailey, Tuscon, AZ; Ellen (Kenneth) Macnab, Provo; Grant (Linda) Gailey, OR; her grandchildren and greatgrandchildren; sister-in-law, Nancy Savoy, AZ. Funeral services are pending and will be announced by the Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com
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The Wayne & Garfield County INSIDER
January 17, 2013
LEGAL NOTICES Application for Emergency Food and Shelter Funds The Six County Association of Governments, Community Assistance Department has been awarded Federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/ Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program The Six County Area has been chosen to receive $5921.00 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs. The Selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from American Red Cross; Catholic Charities, USA: National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA; The Jewish Federations of North America, The Salvation Army; and United Way Worldwide. This Local Board was charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-needs area around the country. Under the terms of the grant from the National Board local agencies chosen to receive funds must: 1) be private voluntary non-profits or units of government, 2) be eligible to receive Federal Funds, 3) have and accounting system, 4) practice nondiscrimination, 5) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and 6) if they are a private voluntary organization, have a voluntary board. Qualifying agencies are urged to apply. Applications will be accepted until January 25th 2013 at the Six County Community Assistance office at 250 North Main Richfield, Utah 84701 or Mailed to P.O. Box 820 Richfield, Utah 84701. For more information call 435-893-0744. Published in The Wayne and Garfield County Insider on JANUARY 17, 2013 ANNOUNCEMENT OF APPOINTMENT AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Olton Keith Clingman, Deceased Probate No. 123600007 Debbie Taylor, whose address is 750 N. Hwy 72, HCR 61 Box 342, Fremont, UT 84747, has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-entitled estate. Creditors of the estate are hereby notified to: (1) deliver or mail their written claims to the Personal Representative at the address above; (2) deliver or mail their written claims to the Personal Representative’s attorney of record, E. Scott Awerkamp, at the following address: 555 South Bluff, Suite 301, St. George, Utah 84770; or (3) file their written claims with the Clerk of the District Court in Wayne County, or otherwise present their claims as required by Utah law within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice or be forever barred. Date of first publication:January 17, 2013. / E. Scott Awerkamp / SNOW CHRISTENSEN & MARTINEAU E. Scott Awerkamp 555 South Bluff, Suite 301 St. George, Utah 84770 (435) 673-8288 Published in The Wayne and Garfield County Insider on JANUARY 17, 24 & 31 2013 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE The following described real property will be sold at public auction to the highest bidder, purchase price payable in lawful money of the United States of America at the time of sale, at the main entrance of the Garfield County Courthouse, 55 South Main Street, Panguitch, Utah, on Monday, February 11, 2013, at the hour of 3:00 p.m. of that day for the purpose of foreclosing a deed of trust originally executed by Christopher W. Henrie, in favor of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc, covering real property located at approximately 260 East 300 South, Panguitch, Garfield County, Utah, and more particularly described as: BEGINNING AT A POINT ON THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF 3RD SOUTH STREET AS SHOWN ON THE PANGUITCH TOWNSITE SURVEY PLAT, SAID POINT BEARS SOUTH 89°42’59” EAST 585.92 FEET FROM THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 5 WEST, SALT LAKE BASE AND MERIDIAN, AND RUNNING THENCE SOUTH 0°08’35” WEST 366.41 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89°42’59” EAST 91.91 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SITUATE IN GARFIELD COUNTY, STATE OF UTAH. MORE CORRECTLY DESCRIBED AS: BEGINNING AT A POINT ON THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF 3RD SOUTH STREET AS SHOWN ON THE PANGUITCH TOWNSITE SURVEY PLAT, SAID POINT BEARS SOUTH 89°42’59” EAST 585.92 FEET FROM THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 5 WEST, SALT LAKE BASE AND MERIDIAN, AND IS MONUMENTED WITH A 5/8 REBAR AND CAP MARKED RLS 5870; AND RUNNING THENCE SOUTH 0°08’35” WEST 366.41 FEET TO A 5/8 REBAR WITH CAP MARKED RLS 5870; THENCE WEST 94.81 FEET TO AN EXISTING FENCE LINE; THENCE ALONG SAID FENCE LINE AS FOLLOWS: NORTH 2°26’20” EAST 135.54 FEET; THENCE NORTH 0°29’06” WEST 231.00 FEET TO THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF SAID 3RD SOUTH STREET; THENCE LEAVING SAID FENCE LINE EAST ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE SOUTH 89°42’59” EAST 91.91 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SITUATE IN GARFIELD COUNTY, STATE OF UTAH. P-516-1 The current beneficiary of the trust deed is JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, and the record owner of the property as of the recording of the notice of default is Christopher W. Henrie. The trustee’s sale of the aforedescribed real property will be made without warranty as to title, possession, or encumbrances. Bidders must be prepared to tender $20,000.00 in certified funds at the sale and the balance of the purchase price in certified funds by 10:00 a.m. the following business day. The trustee reserves the right to void the effect of the trustee’s sale after the sale based upon information unknown to the trustee at the time of the sale, such as a bankruptcy filing, a loan reinstatement, or an agreement between the trustor and beneficiary to postpone or cancel the sale. If so voided, the only recourse of the highest bidder is to receive a full refund of the money paid to the trustee. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. DATED this 2nd day of January, 2013 ______________________________ Marlon L. Bates, successor trustee Scalley Reading Bates Hansen & Rasmussen, P.C. 15 West South Temple, Ste. 600 Salt Lake City, Utah 84101 Telephone: (801) 531-7870 Business Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Trustee No. 94100-2484 Published in The Wayne and Garfield County Insider on JANUARY 10, 17 & 24, 2013
NOTICE TO WATER USERS The application(s) below requesting an EXTENSION OF TIME WITHIN WHICH TO SUBMIT PROOF OF BENEFICIAL USE have been filed with the Division of Water Rights. It is represented that additional time is needed to place the water to beneficial use in Wayne 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 FEBRUARY 13, 2013. Please visit http://waterrights.utah.gov or call (801)-5387240 for additional information. EXTENSION(S) 61-27(a22061): W. Scot and Jill P. Walter is/are filing an extension for 0.02 cfs or 1.2 ac-ft. from groundwater (3 miles SE of Hatch) for IRRIGATION. 95-4960 (A71762): Bonnie Posselli is/are filing an extension for 0.015 cfs or 1.31 ac-ft. from groundwater (2 miles south of Torrey) for IRRIGATION; STOCKWATERING; DOMESTIC. Kent L. Jones, P.E. STATE ENGINEER Published in The Wayne and Garfield County Insider on JANUARY 17 & 24, 2013. COMMISSION MEETING SCHEDULE FOR 2013 WAYNE COUNTY Notice is hereby given that the Wayne County Board of Commissioners will meet on the following dates in 2013, from 10:00 a.m. until the business of the day has been completed, at the Wayne County Courthouse, 18 South Main, Loa, Utah. January 7 January 22 February 4 February 19 March 4 March 18 April 1 April 15
May 6 May 20 June 3 June 17 July 1 July 15 August 5 August 19
September 3 September 16 October 7 October 21 November 4 November 18 December 2 December 16
Ryan Torgerson, County Clerk/Auditor Published in The Wayne and Garfield County Insider on JANUARY 17, 2013
NOTICE Escalante City Office Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 to 12:00 & 1:00 to 4:00. Escalante City Council meetings will be held on the dates listed below. They are held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 7:00 p.m., in the Escalante City Office, 56 N. 100 W. All meetings will be held as listed unless otherwise posted or notified. 2013 MEETINGS January 15 May 21 September 17 February 05 June 04 October 01 February 19 June 18 October 15 March 05 July 02 November 05 March 19 July 16 November 19 April 02 August 06 December 03 April 16 August 20 December 17 May 07 September 03 Escalante City Justice Court is held monthly in the Escalante City Office at 56 N. 100 W. Escalante City Planning and Zoning meetings are held the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Escalante City Office at 56 N. 100 W. Published in The Wayne and Garfield County Insider on JANUARY 17, 2013 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 Front Main Entrance of the Garlfield County Courhouse, whose address is 55 S. Main Street, Panguitch UT 84759 in Garfield County, Utah on February 13, 2013 at 10:00 am of said day, for the purpose of foreclosing a Trust Deed originally executed by Innovision, LLC, a Utah Corporation as trustors, in favor of Panguitch Lake Resort, LLC now assigned to Lake Front Estates, Inc., covering real property located at 345 E. Anglers Loop, Panguitch Lake, UT 84759 and more particularly described as: All of Lot 3, Block A, Lake Front Estates, a Subdivision according to the Official Plat thereof, recorded in the office of the County Recorder of said County. Excepting therefrom all oil, gas and/or other minerals, in, on under said land, together with the right of ingress and egress for the purpose of exploring and/or removing the same. The Current beneficiary of the Trust Deed is Panguitch Lake Resort, Inc. assigned to Lakefront Estates, Inc. and the record owners of the property as of the recording of the Notice of Default are Innovision, LLC. The sale is subject to bankruptcy filing, payoff reinstatment or any other circumstances that would affect the validity of the sale. If any such circumstance exists, the sale shall be void, the successful bidders funds returned and the trustee and current beneficiary shall not be liable to the successful bidder for any damage. This Notice of Trustee’s Sale is an attempt to collect a debt, and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Bidders must tender to the trustee a $5,000.00 deposit at the sale and the balance of the purchase price by 12:00 noon the day following the sale. The deposit must be in a form of a cashier’s check or bank official check payable to Security Title Company. The balance must in be in the form of a wire transfer, cashier’s check, bank official check (credit union official checks are not accepted) or U.S. Postall money order payable to Security Title Company. Cash payments are not accepted. A Trustee’s deed will be delivered to the successful bidder within three business days after receipt of the amount bid. Security Title Company of Garfield County, Trustee /s/ Hilery Morgan, President 15 No. Main Sttreet/P.O. Box 177 Panguitch, UT 84759 (435) 676-8808 Published in The Wayne and Garfield County Insider on JANUARY 17, 2013
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND BONDS TO BE ISSUED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the provisions of the Local Government Bonding Act, Title 11, Chapter 14, Utah Code Annotated 1953, as amended, (the “Act”), that the City Council (the “Council”) of Bryce Canyon City, Utah (the “Issuer”), intends to adopt a resolution (the “Resolution”) in which it will authorize the issuance of the Issuer’s Subordinate Sales Tax Revenue Bonds, Series 2013 (the “Series 2013 Bonds”) and call a public hearing to receive input from the public with respect to (a) the issuance of the Series 2013 Bonds and (b) any potential economic impact that the Project described herein to be financed with the proceeds of the Series 2013 Bonds may have on the private sector. TIME, PLACE AND LOCATION OF PUBLIC HEARING The Issuer shall hold a public hearing on February 19, 2013, at the hour of 1:30 p.m. at the Bryce Canyon City Hall, City Council Chambers, 30 North 100 East, Ponderosa Room, Bryce Canyon City, Utah. The purpose of the hearing is to receive input from the public with respect to (a) the issuance of the Series 2013 Bonds and (b) any potential economic impact that the Project to be financed with the proceeds of the Series 2013 Bonds may have on the private sector. All members of the public are invited to attend and participate. PURPOSE FOR ISSUING THE SERIES 2013 BONDS The Series 2013 Bonds will be issued for the purpose of (a) financing the construction of road improvements along State Route 63, including paved and lighted pedestrian walkways and landscaping and related improvements (the “Project”), and (b) paying costs of issuance of the Series 2013 Bonds. PARAMETERS OF THE SERIES 2013 BONDS The Issuer intends to issue its Subordinate Sales Tax Revenue Bonds, Series 2013, in the aggregate principal amount of not more than One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000), to mature in not more than ten (10) years from their date or dates, to be sold at a price not less than one hundred percent (100%) of the total principal amount thereof, and bearing interest at a rate or rates not to exceed 2.5% per annum. The Series 2013 Bonds are to be issued and sold by the Issuer pursuant to the Resolution, including as part of said Resolution, a Master Resolution (the “Master Resolution”) which was before the Council and attached to the Resolution in substantially final form at the time of the adoption of the Resolution and said Master Resolution is to be executed by the Council in such form and with such changes thereto as shall be approved by the Mayor; provided that the principal amount, interest rate or rates, maturity, and discount of the Series 2013 Bonds will not exceed the maximums set forth above. TAXES PROPOSED TO BE PLEDGED The Issuer proposes to pledge all of the sales and use taxes received by the Issuer pursuant to Title 59, Chapter 12, Part 2, Utah Code Annotated 1953, as amended, for repayment of the Bonds. A copy of the Resolution and the Master Resolution are on file in the office of the Bryce Canyon City Recorder, where they may be examined during regular business hours of the City Recorder from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, for a period of at least thirty (30) days from and after the date of publication of this notice. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that a period of thirty (30) days from and after the date of the publication of this notice is provided by law during which (i) any person in interest shall have the right to contest the legality of the Resolution, the Master Resolution, or the Series 2013 Bonds, or any provision made for the security and payment of the Series 2013 Bonds, and that after such time, no one shall have any cause of action to contest the regularity, formality, or legality thereof for any cause whatsoever and (ii) registered voters within Bryce Canyon City, Utah may sign a written petition requesting an election to authorize the issuance of the Series 2013 Bonds. If written petitions which have been signed by at least 20% of the registered voters of Bryce Canyon City, Utah are filed with the Issuer during said 30-day period, the Issuer shall be required to hold an election to obtain voter authorization prior to the issuance of the Series 2013 Bonds. If fewer than 20% of the registered voters of Bryce Canyon City, Utah file a written petition during said 30-day period, the Issuer may proceed to issue the Series 2013 Bonds without an election. DATED this January 14, 2013. /s/ Shiloh Syrett, City Recorder Published in The Wayne and Garfield County Insider on JANUARY 17 & 24, 2013
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The Wayne & Garfield County INSIDER
January 17, 2013
Treasury Announces $127.7 Million Increase in Utah Small Business Lending WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of the Treasury on January 7 released a new report showing that Utah institutions receiving capital through the Small Business Lending Fund (SBLF) continue to increase their small business lending, in total by over $127.7 million over their baselines. This Use of Funds report represents the sixth consecutive quarter in which SBLF participants have increased lending to small businesses and provides strong evidence that the SBLF program is working as intended. Across the country, SBLF participants have increased lending by $7.4 billion overall and $740 million over the prior quarter. Community banks participating in SBLF have also increased business lending by substantially greater amounts than a peer group of similar banks across median measures of size, geography, and loan type. “Community banks participating in the Obama Administration’s Small Business Lending Fund have consistently increased small business lending over the past two years, resulting in increased access to capital for thousands of small and family-owned businesses across the country,” said Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Neal Wolin. “With the help of
lending supported by SBLF, these small businesses continue to grow and create jobs in their neighborhoods.” Small businesses play a critical role in the U.S. economy and are central to growth and job creation. In the aftermath of the recession and credit crisis, small business owners faced disproportionate challenges, including difficulty accessing capital. The SBLF, established as part of the Small Business Jobs Act that President Obama signed into law in 2010, encourages community banks to increase their lending to small businesses, helping those companies expand their operations and create new jobs. Treasury invested more than $4.0 billion in 332 institutions through the SBLF. Collectively, these institutions operate in over 3,000 locations across 48 states. This report includes information on the 326 institutions that continue to participate in the program as of September 30, 2012, including 275 community banks and 51 community development loan funds, or CDLFs. SBLF encourages lending to small businesses by providing capital to community banks and CDLFs with less than $10 billion in assets. The dividend or interest rate a community bank pays on SBLF funding is
reduced as the bank increases its lending to small businesses – providing a strong incentive for new lending to small businesses so that these firms can expand and create jobs. As of September 30, 2012, the average rate paid by community banks on SBLF capital was two percent. Individual community banks can reduce the rate they pay to one percent if they increase qualified small business lending by 10 percent over their baseline. To view the report, including a list of the change in lending at banks receiving SBLF capital, please click here. The SBLF is one part of the Obama Administration’s comprehensive agenda to help small businesses access the capital they need to invest and hire. Treasury also administers the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI), which allocates $1.5 billion to state programs designed to leverage private financing to spur $15 billion in new lending to small businesses and small manufacturers. For more information on the Obama Administration’s small business initiatives, please visit www.sba.gov. For more information on SBLF, please visit www.treasury.gov/ sblf. —U.S. Dept. of the Treasury
Governor’s Office Announces New Managing Director at the Utah Office of Tourism
Ms. Vicki Varela will serve as Utah’s state director of tourism. SALT LAKE CITY – to Governor Mike Leavitt over Spencer Eccles, executive an eight year span. She has director of the Governor’s Of- been in the persuasion business fice of Economic Development for most of her career during (GOED), announced today that which she organized many sucVicki Varela has been selected cessful campaigns, including as the new managing director the statewide ballot initiative of Tourism, Film and Global that positioned Utah to host the Branding at the Utah Office of 2002 Olympic Winter Games. Working behind the Tourism (UOT), an agency of GOED. The announcement scenes, Ms. Varela built brands was made during a regularly such as the Kennecott Land scheduled Board of Tourism Daybreak community and the Prosperity 2020 movement, Development meeting. Ms. Varela is widely which is focused on improvknown in the Utah business ing Utah’s workforce readiness community. One of her most and educational outcomes. “We are very pleased that public positions was as spokesperson and deputy chief of staff Vicki was willing to step out
of her successful career in the private sector; it speaks to the love and passion she has for the State of Utah,” said Spencer Eccles, GOED executive director. “Her extensive strategic communications and branding experience will further enable us to unify the state under a global marketing and branding strategy.” “Branding Utah is a communicator’s dream. My role will be to tell the stories that persuade tourists and business leaders alike to make Utah their destination. Yes, for our spectacular sites and business culture, but even more for the intrinsic shift that happens when people experience Utah,” Ms. Varela said. “I am honored to join the Herbert administration to help position Utah on the world stage.” Ms. Varela will be transitioning into her new role over the next several weeks as she goes through the process of closing Varela Strategic Communications Inc. She will be assuming the position which was left vacant with the recent retirement of long-time managing director Leigh von der Esch. Ms. Varela is a graduate of Brigham Young University and mother of two adult sons. —Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development
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POSITIONS AVAILABLE The Capitol Reef Natural History Association is accepting applications for two parttime sales technicians at the Historic Gifford House and the Visitor Center. Employment will be 32 hours per week beginning February 2013.You may pick up applications at the Capitol Reef National Park Visitor Center between the hours of 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. For more information call 435-425-4107 or 435-4254106. Applications must be received by 1/25/2013. 1/24
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POSITION AVAILABLE Wayne County is accepting applications for a full time position in the Treasurer/Recorder’s Office until Friday, January 25 @ 5:00 pm. Applicants must have computer, secretarial, office management, 10-key skills, math proficiency, and must be able to meet and work well with the public. Some knowledge of land records preferred with a willingness to learn. The candidate must be bondable. There will be a six month probation period. Application forms can be obtained at the Wayne County Treasurer/Recorder’s office, 435 836-1303 or the Wayne County Clerk Auditor’s office, 435 836-1300. The position is temporarily being filled by a qualified individual who also plans to apply. Wayne County is an equal opportunity employer and will make reasonable accommodations as necessary. 1/24
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“People of Utah 1892-2011” Exhibition at Capitol Bilding SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Arts & Museums announces the exhibition “People of Utah 1892-2011” on the 4th Floor of the Utah State Capitol. The exhibition runs through July 12, 2013. Capitol hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Capitol is located at 350 N. State Street in Salt Lake City. The Visitor Center can be reached at 801-5381800 or capitoltours@utah. gov. The artworks are selected portraits from the Utah State Fine Art Collection and reflect a beautifully diverse sampling of the people of Utah and Utah’s artists. The pieces demonstrate a variety of styles, from 19th-century painting to 21st-century mixed media on canvas and bronze sculpture. “It’s fitting that this exhibition should be on display in the ‘People’s House,’ ” said Margaret Hunt, Director of Utah Arts & Museums. “These works give a face to the rich heritage of people who were and are Utah.” Artists in the exhibition include Gordon Cope, Downy Doxey, Brian Kershisnik, Mary H. Teasdel and William J. Parkinson, among others. Mary H. Teasdel was a proficient Utah portraitist in oils, watercolor, and pastel. She exhibited in the Paris Salon, becoming the second Utahn and the first woman painter from Utah to do so. Gordon Cope studied the Old Masters in Europe from 1924-1928. Upon returning to Utah, Cope quickly became recognized as a major Utah artist of the Great Depression and created art for the Works Projects Administration (WPA) in the Public Works of Art Project in 1933. The Utah State Fine Art Collection began in 1899,
Mary H. Teasdel, “Mother and Child,” 1924 when the 3rd Utah Legislature passed Senate Bill 89, creating the Utah Art Institute. The Utah State Fine Art Collection is sometimes called the “Alice Art Collection” after RepresenSteven J. Fawson, “Weeping Walls,” 1985 tative Alice Merrill Horne, who first sponsored mittee and generous donations the bill. The Utah Art Insti- from patrons and artists, the tute, now the Utah Division of Utah State Fine Art Collection Arts and Museums, is the old- purchases and acquires new est state-sponsored arts orga- artwork by Utah artists every nization in the United States. year. Thanks to the efforts of the — Utah Dept. of Heritage Collection Acquisition Comand Arts
The Wayne & Garfield County INSIDER
January 17, 2013
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Birders of all ages enjoyed St. Georges 2011 Winter Bird Festival.
Birders Celebrate Profusion of Color at Winter Bird Festival
ST. GEORGE - For many, January means shoveling sidewalks or bracing against the bitter cold, but for birders, the month isn’t marked just for setting resolutions—it’s prime birding time. Turns out, winters’ chill, which forces shrubs and trees to shed their leaves, creates an idyllic environment to finally catch glimpses of otherwise elusive and beautifully brilliant species of birds. From January 24-26, 2013, the public can enjoy a wide variety of fun and exciting educational events to learn more about the region’s vast species of birds during the three-day “2013 St. George Winter Bird Festival”. In its’ tenth year, the festival will host a Birder’s Social, a Junior Birder Program for youth including a youth art contest and a special workshop just for kids, Educational Presentations by renowned birding experts, and field trips to regional birding hot spots such as Zion National Park, Quail Creek, Sand Hollow and Hurricane fields, and the Lytle Ranch, among a host
of others. Daily festival lecture topics include species identification, banding, predators, and photography. The majority of festival events will begin at the Tonaquint Nature Center at Tonaquint Park in St. George, at 1851 South Dixie Drive. Renowned nature photographer Christopher Balmer’s evening presentation on photography techniques provides a wonderful finale to the festival at the Best Western Abbey Inn in St. George from 6-8pm on January 26. A silent auction to benefit the St. George Winter Bird Festival will also be held during Balmer’s presentation on that evening. For more information regarding registration, activities, field trips, and lectures included in the 2013 St. George Winter Bird Festival call 435627-4560. The cost for the event is $5 general admission for adults; those 17 years and younger are free. Registration for the event can be mailed, faxed or completed online at www.activityreg.com. —Bureau of Land Mangement
Anyone who’s put a loved one to rest knows that death is not cheap. According to the National Funeral Directors Association, the average adult funeral cost $6,560 in 2009 (their most current data). That doesn’t include such common add-ons as a cemetery plot, headstone, flowers, obituaries and limousine, which can add thousands to the bill. Because death is a frequently avoided topic, many people aren’t armed with information about the many variables – and costs – involved in planning a funeral. Thus, just when survivors are grieving and most vulnerable, they’re bombarded by decisions that must be made quickly, often without even knowing what their loved one would have wanted. The key message for the living is to decide on preferred funeral arrangements ahead of time and to convey those wishes to your family – ideally in your will. Another important lesson: Know your legal rights and what funeral-related goods
by Jason Alderman and services cost so you – or ument dealers, or to cemeteryour survivors – don’t feel pres- ies that lack an on-site funeral sured into buying things you home. If your beliefs don’t redon’t want or need. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over- quire following specific funeral sees “The Funeral Rule,” which protocols, here are a few ways regulates how funeral provid- to reduce costs while still honorers must deal with consumers. ing the deceased and their survivors: Among its provisions: • Upon request, funeral homes • Veterans, immediate family members, members of the must provide an itemized Commissioned Corps of the price list of all their goods U.S. Public Health Service and services, whether you call and certain civilians who’ve (even anonymously) or visit provided military-related serin person. vice may be entitled to burial • You have the right to choose at a national cemetery with a among their offerings (with grave marker. Burial is free, certain state-mandated excepbut families are responsible tions) and are not required to for funeral home expenses purchase package deals conand transportation to the taining unwanted items. cemetery. • Prior to purchasing a casket or outer burial container from a • A $255 lump-sum death benefit is available to surviving funeral home, they must share spouses or minor children descriptions and prices before of eligible workers who paid showing you stock on hand. into Social Security. • Providers that offer cremations must make alternative • For many, cremation is a viable, less expensive option to containers (besides caskets) burial. If you plan to hold a available. viewing first before the creNote: The Funeral Rule mation, ask whether you can does not apply to third-party rent an attractive casket for sellers such as casket and mon-
the ceremony. • Some families prefer not to hold a public viewing. For them, “direct cremation” or “immediate burial” may make sense. Because the body is promptly cremated or interred, embalming and cosmetology services are not necessary, which saves hundreds of dollars. Also, with direct cremation you can opt for an unfinished wood coffin or heavy cardboard enclosure for the journey to the crematorium. You can purchase a casket or cremation urn from a source other than your funeral home. The funeral home cannot assess handling fees or require you to be there to take delivery. The death of a loved one is always upsetting, but you may be able to ease your family’s emotional and financial burdens by planning ahead. Jason Alderman directs Visa’s financial education programs. To Follow Jason Alderman on Twitter: www.twitter. com/PracticalMoney.
New “My Social Security” Online Services Available
WASHINGTON, DC - Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security, today announced the agency is expanding the services available with a my Social Security account, a personalized online account that people can use beginning in their working years and continuing throughout the time they receive Social Security benefits. More than 60 million Social Security beneficiaries and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients can now access their benefit verification letter, payment history, and earnings record instantly using their online account. Social Security beneficiaries also can change their address and start or change direct deposit information online. “We are making it even easier for people to do their business with us from the comfort of their home, office, or library,” Commissioner Astrue
said. “I encourage people of all ages to take advantage of our award-winning online services and check out the new features available through an online my Social Security account.” Social Security beneficiaries and SSI recipients with a my Social Security account can go online and get an official benefit verification letter instantly. The benefit verification letter serves as proof of income to secure loans, mortgages and other housing, and state or local benefits. Additionally, people use the letter to prove current Medicare health insurance coverage, retirement or disability status, and age. People can print or save a customized letter. Social Security processed nearly nine million requests for benefit verification letters in the past year. This new online service allows people to conduct business with Social Security
without having to visit an office or make a phone call, and very often wait for a letter to arrive in the mail. It also will reduce the time spent by employees completing these requests and free them to focus on other workloads. People age 18 and older can sign up for an account at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount. Once there, they must be able to provide information about themselves and answers to questions that only they are likely to know. After completing the secure verification process, people can create a my Social Security account with a unique user name and password to access their information. People age 18 and older who are not receiving benefits can sign up for a my Social Security account to get a personalized online Social Security Statement. The online State-
ment provides eligible workers with secure and convenient access to their Social Security earnings and benefit information, and estimates of future benefits they can use to plan for their retirement. In addition, the portal also includes links to information about other online services, such as applications for retirement, disability and Medicare. “Given our significantly reduced funding, we have to find innovative ways to continue to meet the needs of the American people without compromising service,” said Commissioner Astrue. “These new enhancements will allow us to provide faster service to more people in more places.” For more information, please go to www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount. —Mickie Douglas, Social Security Administration, SLC
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