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Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Seeking Commentson Quagga Mussel and Rainbow Bridge Trail Plans GLEN CANYON N.R.A./ RAINBOW BRIDGE N.M. - The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking public input regarding the development of two plans, a Quagga/Zebra Mussel Management Plan (QZMP) to address necessary changes to the invasive mussel prevention program at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (Glen Canyon) now that adult and larval quagga mussels are present in Lake Powell and a Rainbow Bridge Trail Improvement Plan (RABR Trail) to inform rehabilitation and improvement of the existing pedestrian access trail at Rainbow Bridge National Monument. These plans are being developed in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and other applicable laws, regulations, and policies. The public will have two opportunities to formally comment on these projects; once during initial project scoping and again following public release of the plans. We are currently in the scoping phase and invite you to submit written comments online at the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) website from February 3 to March 7, 2014. The Quagga/Zebra Mussel Management Plan (QZMP) is needed to determine what tools are appropriate to support the ongoing management of invasive mussels in Glen Canyon. The QZMP will evaluate different techniques for pre-
venting the spread of invasive mussels within Lake Powell, a range of potential control and containment approaches, and will evaluate how to provide a sustainable funding source to support invasive mussel management at Glen Canyon. For more information or to provide comments visit http://parkplanning.nps.gov/gzmp. The Rainbow Bridge Trail Improvement Plan (RABR Trail) is needed to address damage to a section of the trail leading from Lake Powell to Rainbow Bridge that occurred during a flood event in 2013. Improvements to the trail design are also needed to address future high-volume flash flooding and to maintain tribal, visitor, and employee safety while using the trail. The plan will also consider options to connect the trail to the Navajo Mountain trail on the opposite side of Rainbow Bridge. For more information or to provide comments visit http://parkplanning.nps.gov/rabr-trail. We will use input received during the scoping period to help develop these plans and the associated environmental assessments (EAs). Once the EAs are prepared they will be posted on the park website for public review and comment. All comments, questions, and suggestions related to the project are welcome. During the public scoping period the following types of comments are particularly helpful: • Specific information about the plan area that should be considered during the
analysis, • Information about how you use Glen Canyon and Rainbow Bridge and how actions considered in • these plans might affect that use, • Other projects that might affect or be affected by these efforts, and • Other ideas or alternative ways of meeting the plan objectives. Please provide all comments by March 7, 2014. We will consider these comments during preparation of the EAs. Thank you in advance for your comments and we look forward to hearing from you. If you have any questions please contact Teri Tucker, Chief of Planning & Compliance at (928) 608-6207 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. —Todd W. Brindle, Superintendent, GCNRA / Rainbow Bridge National Monument
Valentine Hearts Make a Fine Start for This Year’s Easter Egg Hunt
ESCALANTE - Escalante residents Marian Casse, Sheila Mickey and Chris and Al Celata show off the large assortment of Valentine hearts in the window as Escalante’s Skyhoopi Thrift Store. This is the third year that Skyhoopi is selling $1 Valentine’s for “Escalante Sweethearts.” This year they also have bigger hearts to sell to merchants for $5. Proceeds go to the Escalante Easter Egg Hunt organized by Magen Carlisle, which takes place in the Escalante city park.
Dixie Regional RESEP Clinic Accepting New Patients ST. GEORGE - After hearing about the RESEP Clinic, Annette Johnson, a Fillmore resident, thought it would be a good idea to have a cancer screening physical. She had grown up in LaVerkin and was a “Downwinder.” The term “Downwinder” is used to describe the more than 60,000 people in southern Utah who were exposed to radioactive fallout during the nuclear testing at the Nevada Test Site. Johnson received a physical two years in a row but
nothing was cause for alarm. “I went twice, but both times nothing showed up. They strongly encouraged me to get a mammogram, so I did,” Johnson said. The doctors found breast cancer and now Johnson is in the final stage of her treatment. It wasn’t just enough for Johnson to receive care, but she has encouraged her family to also go and get a physical. “My husband and I went together and then I told my sisters they needed to go. One of my sisters found breast cancer,” Johnson said.
Veteran Garfield County Health Care Practitioner to Retire
Courtesy of Becky Roberts
Garfield Memorial’s nurse practitioner Becky Roberts will retire from full-time work on February 28. When asked what she plans to do with her time, she says, “Whatever I want.” She says she intends to remain in Panguitch and spend more time outside in our beautiful area, but she also wants to travel a bit and continue doing part-time nursing and hospice care.
PANGUITCH - One of Garfield County’s most popular health care practitioners will be hanging up her stethoscope as Garfield Memorial Hospital’s full-time family nurse practitioner. Becky Roberts, FNP, GNP, like many people approaching retirement, can tell you at the drop of a hat the number of years she has worked at her current job. “Twenty-seven and a half,” she says. Her last day at work will be February 28. Ms. Roberts has been with the hospital since June of 1986. Originally from Salt Lake City and trained at the University of Utah, she arrived in Panguitch in 1985 for her graduate program preceptorship, working under Dr. Brian Handley. She says she learned of GMH’s nurse practitioner position at that time, and a year later she was the person that filled the job. When she came to Garfield County she says she immediately felt comfortable working as a “mid-level” practitioner due to the support provided by physicians at the hospital. “Being here there was always a doctor for backup,” she says. “In other places like Green River at that time, the nurse was there all by herself, which can be a little scary. Here, there was good support.”
Garfield County had always been a place she liked to come on vacation, too, so the fit was natural. Roberts says of her tenure, “It’s never been a dull moment, it’s always challenging, and always rewarding. The people I work with and the patients have become like family over the years,” she says. Over those years she has also seen about a dozen physicians come and go. “Possibly more than that,” she says, “But that’s what I was able to count.” She’s worked under three hospital administrators, and has seen the building of Garfield Memorial’s clinic and emergency departments. Roberts says that she, “Definitely will spend more time in Salt Lake, and do some traveling, and spend time here...outside.” She says she would like to continue to do part-time nursing at Garfield Memorial’s clinics, but an arrangement has not yet been formalized. She would also like to do hospice care through Beaver Valley Hospice. “It’s been a remarkable opportunity, I’ve loved working with the people here in the community, which is why I hope to continue on a part-time basis,” she says. —Insider
Annette Johnson is just one of the 4,000 patients who have been seen by medical professional at the RESEP Clinic. If a person qualifies as a Downwinder, he or she is eligible for a full cancer screening physical and, if diagnosed, government funding. “Getting screened is equally as important as getting compensation for the disease,” Carolyn Rasmussen, RN, said. “When a patient has cancer and qualifies for compensation, we have the application and way to help them through the process for free.”
Thurs. FEB. 6 - wed. Feb. 12 COLDER! CLOUDIER! SNOWIER? Snow showers Thursday and Friday? Highs upper 20s to low 30s. Saturday still cold, high of 26, partly cloudy. Single digit lows over weekend. Warming up some Sunday - Wednesday and partly cloudy, highs in low 40s, partly to mostly cloudy, and lows in teens.
Free clinic on February 8
FISH LAKE - Lake trout are among the fish you might find on the end of your line at an upcoming ice fishing clinic. The Division of Wildlife Resources will host the free clinic at Fish Lake on Feb. 8. The clinic begins at 8 a.m. Fish Lake is east of Richfield. The clinic will be held on the south end of the lake. Easyto-follow signs will direct you from a parking lot to the location on the lake where the event will be held. Lynn Chamberlain, regional conservation outreach manager for the DWR, says you can learn a variety of ice fishing skills at the clinic. The best tackle and bait to use, where and when to fish, how to stay safe on the ice, how to drill a hole in the ice, and how to catch lake trout and other species of fish are among the things you can learn. “If you don’t have your own ice fishing equipment,” Chamberlain says, “no problem. Bait, tackle and fishing poles will be available for you to use.” In addition to learning the basics of ice fishing, you can also learn how to catch lake
trout. “If you’ve never caught a lake trout through the ice,” Chamberlain says, “make plans to attend the clinic. Biologists will be available to teach you how to catch these huge fish.” Chamberlain says biologists will also be happy to visit with you about any management ideas you have for fishing waters in southern Utah. For more information, call the DWR’s Southern Region office at 435-865-6100. —Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Phone: 435-826-4400 Fax 1-888-370-8546 PO BOX 105 Escalante, Utah 84726 email@example.com
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RESEP (Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program) was established by the federal government to aid thousands of individuals potentially affected by the nuclear testing. These individuals are at a greater risk for leukemia, lymphoma, breast, thyroid cancers and other cancers – a total of 19 cancers in all. Funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and
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Thank You The Family of Paul J. Anderson would like to thank everyone that has shown their love and support to our family at the passing of our loving Son, Brother, Uncle and Nephew. The tremendous expressions of sympathy, compassion and love shared with us through this difficult time are so much appreciated. Special appreciation goes to the Wayne County EMT’s, Wayne County Sheriff’s Department, Sevier Valley Hospital, Utah Valley Hospital and the Compassionate Services provided by the Fremont Ward. It has been wonderful to have such skilled, compassionate and caring people at our side. To everyone that has visited our homes, provided meals, shared hugs and tears; Thank You. Paul was such a family oriented man and we know he would have been so touched to know his family was in your thoughts and prayers as well as being embraced by your strength, love and generosity. It is our hope that the next time you see a spectacular sunset, experience the tranquility of a gentle mountain stream, walk through Paul’s much loved desert or spend time with your family; that you will remember Paul and his love of all things nature and family related. With our deepest appreciation, Jeneal Moosman and Family
Report Shows Utah Students Lag in Early Reading SALT LAKE CITY - Despite some improvement in the past decade, nearly two-thirds of Utah’s fourth-grade students are not reading at a proficient level, according to a new Kids Count report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Terry Haven, deputy director of Voices for Utah Children, said the report also showed that 76 percent of students in low-income Utah families are behind in reading. She said research proves that kids who are not reading by the fourth grade will struggle in school and in life. “We learn to read through third grade and then we read to learn,” she said. “If you haven’t learned to read, you’re not going to learn. Without this
income families likely are working multiple jobs and don’t have the time to read to their children. She said Utah legislators, now in session, should increase funding for preschool programs that are proven to help children read by the fourth grade. “We know that children who are scoring below their peers when they get to preschool, by the time they leave preschool and through fifth grade, our research shows, are testing at their peers, with their peers,” she said. “So preschool is by far one of the best things we could do.” Haven said ensuring that all children can read and learn is vital for America to have an educated workforce equipped
foundation, it becomes increasingly difficult for children to master increasingly complex materials. So it just gets worse from there.” According to the report, 66 percent of students nationally are not reading proficiently by the fourth grade. The numbers are even higher among lowincome and minority students at the state and national level. Haven said parents in low-
to compete in a global economy. She said students who are educated likely will pay more taxes as adults and not be dependent on government programs for help. The Casey Foundation report, “Early Reading Proficiency in the United States,” is online at aecf.org. —Troy Wilde, Utah News Connection
Utah; Eureka, Lander, Lincoln, Nye, White Pine or northeast Clark counties in Nevada; and northern Mohave, Coconino, Apache, Gila, Navajo and Yavapai counties in Arizona for at least one year from 1951 to 1958 or the month of July 1962 during the nuclear testing at the Nevada Test Site. • Nevada Test Site workers – Those who worked on-site at the Nevada, Pacific, Trinity and South Atlantic nuclear test facilities during an atmospheric detonation. • Uranium industry workers – Those who were miners, ore transporters or millers of uranium for at least one year – from 1942 to 1971. For more information call (435) 251-2875. — Caitlyn Brooksby, Dixie Regional Medical Center
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Human Services, RESEP can provide free cancer screening physicals, follow-up services and referrals to the appropriate physicians. “We want to continue to see new patients as well repeat patients,” Becky Barlow, nurse practitioner at the clinic, said. “Downwinders can’t change their exposure history, but they can be proactive, get screened, and get it diagnosed early if it is there. Early detection can make all the difference in overall survival.” Who is eligible to be seen at the RESEP clinic? • D o w n w i n d e r s – Those who lived in Washington, Iron, Kane, Beaver, Millard, Piute, San Juan, Sevier, Wayne or Garfield counties in
Garfield County Office of Tourism Awards Funding to Several Local Events
Personalized 12 inch Heart Shaped Sugar Cookie $16 Four inch Heart Shaped Sugar Cookie $2 Personalized Double Heart Rice Krispie $10 Heart Shaped Gingerbread Cookie $1
Boulder Arts Council $500.00 Boulder Heritage Festival $3,000.00 Panguitch Quilt Walk Festival $3,000.00 Panguitch Valley Balloon Rally $3,000.00 Panguitch Western Round-Up $2,000.00 Bryce ATV/UTV Rally $3,000.00 Pacific Southwest Regional $3,000.00 Bryce Canyon Music Camp $3,000.00 Bryce Canyon Half Marathon $3,000.00 Escalante Heritage Center $2,000.00 Escalante Arts Festival $3,000.00 Escalante Canyons Marathon $3,000.00 Escalante Petrified Forest 10K $3,000.00 Tropic Farmer’s Market $2,000.00 Cannonville Western Jubilee $2,500.00
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Some of the awardees are events that have shown much success in prior years and some are brand new events to Garfield County. Locals are strongly encouraged to attend the area events or help volunteer. They bring a lot of revenue into our communities. To see the dates of these events and several other events in the area you can go online to the Office of Tourism’s website www.brycecanyoncountry.com. If you have an event that is not on here please feel free to submit this event on the calendar page. —Garfield County Office of Tourism
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Basic Personal and Family Finance/IDA Class Series PANGUITCH - Garfield County Extension will be offering a course in personal and family finance. When: Wednesdays, February 12, 19 and 26. Where: County Courthouse in Panguitch, Upstairs Time: 10:30 – 12:00 noon The class is free to anyone who signs up as a Utah Saver. Anyone is welcome to attend this class, but it is also a prerequisite for low-income, working adults who qualify into the IDA (Individual Development Account) a national program to build wealth. The individual can save money towards a home, a secondary education or a small business and their money is matched 3 to 1. To register, more information, or to schedule a class at another time or location, please contact SuzAnne Jorgensen 435-676-1114 or email@example.com. You can also find out if you qualify, register for the classes, or find more information by visiting: Web: www.unidan.org. —USU Garfield County Extension
State of Emergency Causes Increase in Propane Prices Propane prices spiked this week due to high demand, caused by extreme cold conditions across the country. States of emergency have been declared in Midwest and Eastern states, causing a ripple effect to propane supply and demand in Utah. Inventories have been stretched thin, which has led to increased prices across the country. Rob Wolfley, Garkane Propane’s Manager said, “Garkane is committed to the promise of offering consistent and reliable service. We would like to let the public know that we are not immune to overall market conditions.” For any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 435-644-5026 —Garkane Energy
Snowshoe Shuffle at Brian Head
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“Poetic Justice” 2007. from Fence Lines, by Ray Conrad, published by Avalanche Creek Productions, 2009.
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PANGUITCH - The Garfield County Office of Tourism recently held its annual meeting to award event funding to assist local events. The events submitted an application form and must demonstrate a positive return on investment to Garfield County’s local economy by providing additional room nights to local lodging properties or an increase in revenue generated by other local businesses. There were several applicants proving for a difficult decision making process for board members. There was much discussion and the board awarded $39,000.00 in funding monies to the help the area events. The following is a list of event awards:
The only substantive creative difference I see between me and Ogden Nash Is cash. He was mostly well compensated for all his humorous fuming and frothing. I mostly do it for nothing. But I don’t want to get into any unseemly grousing about unfair treatment, or start grinding any ‘favoritism’ axes ‘Cause I bet he had to pay a lot more in taxes.
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BRIAN HEAD - Brian Head Resort and the SUU Student Service Club are teaming up to host the 2nd Annual Snowshoe Shuffle for the Special Olympics. The Event will showcase Special Olympic teams in the southern Utah area competing in a snowshoe race. The event will take place at the base of the Giant Steps Lodge on Feb. 8, 2014 from 10:00am to 1:00pm. Spectators can show their support by giving a $10 donation, which enters them into a drawing for great prizes and a 30 minute snowshoe clinic. Brian Head Resort will also donate 25% of its lift ticket revenue from the day of the event to support Special Olympics Utah. Come out and show your support during this great event. —Brian Head Resort
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Jean Hall’s famous cinnamon rolls For sale $12 per dozen $6 per half dozen Preorder your cinnamon rolls before February, 8 2014. Orders can be placed by calling: Madison Syrett or Nicole Corrales (435)679-8891 MADISON.SYRETT@GARFMAIL.ORG or NICOLE.FLORES@GARFMAIL.ORG This is a FCCLA project. ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE TROPIC SAFE SIDEWALK FUND.
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Find Your True Love at Brian Head Resort with Chairlift Speed Dating BRIAN HEAD - On February 14, 2014, Brian Head Resort will host singles on the slopes in honor of Valentine’s Day with chairlift speed dating. It is the perfect chance of finding that perfect someone with the same interest, skiing and snowboarding. Dedicated lift lines at the Blackfoot lift, one for “single men” the other for “single women” will pair couples for the ride up. The chair ride will provide an opportunity for individuals to become acquainted. The intimate ride will set the stage for a speed date to the top of the mountain. If you decide you are a match made in the mountains, you can get in the regular line together. You may also speed down the mountain in a chase for a second chairlift date with others. In addition, you can romance your new date with an excellent menu from the Last Chair Saloon. Enjoy the couple’s special after 4:00pm with one appetizer, two entrees and one desert to share for only $35. The Valentine’s Day singles speed dating at Brian Head Resort runs all day during our normal hours of operation. —Brian Head Resort
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School Notes SAGE Testing The Utah State Office Education (USOE) has released the new adaptive assessment called SAGE. The SAGE acronym stands for Student Assessment for Growth and Excellence. SAGE is the new Utah computer adaptive assessment system, aligned to the State’s language arts, mathematics and science standards. This year SAGE will replace the testing platform that students use for their end of year testing. The old CRT (Criterion Reference Test) was only composed of approximately 60 multiple choice questions that were administered at the end of the school year. Computer adaptive testing allows more information to be gathered about the students’ cognitive ability in a shorter amount of time. The SAGE testing bank consists of over ten thousand questions with the ability to scale the level of each question to match each student’s cognitive ability. The adaptive testing software in SAGE employs an algorithm that adapts the test in real time responding to the accuracy of a student’s performance. Each question a student is given will depend on the student’s response to the previous questions. This allows the algorithm to more accurately and efficiently determine a student’s level of proficiency. At the end of this school year, all schools Districts will be required to administer the
SAGE Summative assessment in grades 3-12 in the subjects of language arts, mathematics and science (3rd grade does not test in science). SAGE will include writing, graphing, virtual labs, drag and drop, and other measures of student achievement in the testing module. Unlike the old CRT that only consisted of multiple-choice answers, SAGE will allow the student to interact with the test by accessing tools such as rules, lines, short answer essays, etc. At the beginning of school in August 2014, SAGE will allow students to participate in formative assessment. The formative assessments will allow parents and teachers to acquire a base line of where the student will be when they enter that particular grade. A formative assessment will be given again mid-year to track the growth of each student. The SAGE system will provide school districts with accurate fall to spring growth for all students. The student growth will then be tracked for their entire educational career. Students, parents, and teachers can access sample questions in the SAGE portal allowing students to become familiar with the tools and format of the questions students will receive during the testing. You can access the SAGE testing portal at http://sageportal. org/. This portal will not correct the test questions, but will allow students to become more
familiar with the SAGE tools. In the next few weeks, students will be given individual usernames and passwords, which will allow the student to access sample questions in the SAGE portal. I would like to encourage parents and students to access the SAGE portal to increase their familiarity with the new test platform. I would like to inform the parents that the new adaptive assessment results in SAGE should not be compared to the old CRT test because they are a completely different assessment tool. Please, also be prepared for lower proficiencies in students because of the new SAGE adaptive assessments. When adaptive assessments have been administered in other states, the number of students who are proficient was sometimes up to 30% lower when compared to the older CRT test. The lower proficiencies do not mean students are not ready to advance to the next grade; it simply means students will be assessed in completely different adaptive assessment environment. If you would like to read additional information relating to SAGE, you can access the USOE web page for assessment at: http://www.schools.utah. gov/assessment/Adaptive-Assessment-System.aspx —Superintendent Ben Dalton
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Hello Third Quarter! After an awesome and largely successful homecoming week, the halls of PHS are buzzing with excitement about the third quarter. While we have been out of the second term for a few weeks now, I think we can all agree that now is the time when it starts to set in: we are more than halfway through the school year! For students, it means less distance from themselves and the sweet sanctuary of summer. For the faculty, it means that there remain only a few months of grading papers and printing assignments. And for the Seniors, It’s a bittersweet revelation that their days in PHS are numbered ( I know it’s hitting this historian like a ton of bricks, to say the least ! ) Hoping to continue the success of Homecoming week, all of our winter sports teams kept themselves busy with competitive matchups, hoping to gain momentum for their region and state tournaments that loom not too far off in the distance. On Wednesday, our impressive girls basketball team traveled to Escalante, yearning to take on the Moquis in some great sports action. It turned out to be a great game for both teams, and our girls kept the aggressive spirit that has kept them in victorious fashion as of late. Our home turf was kept busy on Wednesday as well, as the wrestling team took to the mat for a much-anticipated home duel against Beaver. Knowing it would be a barnburner, our boys laced up their shoes with extra ferocity and showed up to wrestle in a game performance. The wrestlers kept busy this week, also competing in another duel on Thursday. This time, they made the short trip to Piute to face off against the Thunderbirds. As always with
region rivals, this duel was one for the books, and gave fans of both teams a good reason to stay and watch. Quite a few exciting matches brought a great amount of stock to what would be the last official duel of the year for our boys, as they walked away with the duel victory and highly-held heads. Thursday also gave the boys of the Basketball team a chance to take to the court. They also traveled a bit, heading to Milford for a good match up. After four periods of great action, the boys showed why they are a favorite to place well in the state tournament this year, besting the Tigers in an exciting game. Friday and Saturday would give no reprieve for the PHS wrestlers, as they packed up their bags for a weekend at Enterprise. The annual RoundRobin tournament always provides a challenging test to
our boys, but they have been practicing hard for just the occasion. We wish them good luck against many tough teams far from home. Friday was also a day for our girls, as they would head up to Bryce Valley to test their skills against the Mustangs in another heated matchup. Here’s to hoping they can continue their streak of impressive performances and end the week in a high note. But wait- theres more! Last but certainly not least these week in PHS sports, our boys basketball team loaded up the bus and made the long journey to Wayne. With the way these dedicated athletes have been performing, we can only guess that it will be a great day for Bobcat morale, and a great game to see. Donnie Corwin is a senior at Panguitch High School and serves as high school historian.
More than $2 Million put Forward by the Private Sector for STEM Media Campaign Private sector works with Government to show Utahns STEM fields are cool
SALT LAKE CITY - Heeding the Governor’s challenge to support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, businesses in Utah have stepped up and are launching a more than $2 Million media campaign to increase interest in STEM education. “STEM jobs are the jobs of Utah’s future,” said Governor Gary R. Herbert. “Whether students plan to work in a STEM career or not, they will need science, technology, engineering and math skills to be successful.” The STEM media campaign, “STEM Utah: Curiosity Unleashed,” launched on January 30, 2014 in an event at Neil Armstrong Academy. Governor Gary R. Herbert and 30 business owners and C level officers from large and small businesses, including representatives from companies such as Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, eBay, Nelson Labs, IM Flash, Adobe, Merit Medical, ATK, Energy Solutions, US Synthetic, Chevron, NuSkin, Fidelity and Boeing, were in attendance. “Imagine what students could achieve if they caught the vision of their own capability to be successful with STEM topics!” said Jeffery R. Nelson, chairman of the STEM Action Board and president/CEO of Nelson Labs. “This would not only benefit their individual quality of life, it would make Utah the destination for great companies and great jobs into the future.” The media campaign, de-
Travis Martinez Named to University of Charleston Pharmacy School Dean’s List CHARLESTON, WV Travis Martinez of Panguitch was named to the Dean’s List at the University of Charleston School of Pharmacy. The Dean’s List recognizes full-time student-pharmacists who earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Located in Charleston, W.Va., the University of Charleston pharmacy school opened its doors in August 2006 in a new, state-of-the-art building. Its first class of doctors of pharmacy (Pharm.D.) graduated in May 2010. With over 300 current students, it is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education and offers a challenging curriculum in a technologyinfused environment. For more information, visit: www.ucwv.edu/pharmacy —Read Media Newswire
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veloped and funded by many STEM supportive businesses, will include TV commercials and other media placement on radio, billboards and online. The messaging strategy for the campaign will be directed at both parents and students. The goal is to educate parents on the numerous opportunities available in STEM related fields, while educating students that STEM subjects are cool and exciting. Last year our legislators supported the Governor’s Office by making the first state investment of $8.5 Million dollars to support math readiness and $1.5 Million into the establishment of the Utah STEM Action Center in support of science, technology, engineering and math. The first
call to action for the new STEM Action Center, housed in the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, was to test pilot new teaching systems and technologies in select classrooms throughout the State to help close the performance gap for sixth and eighth grade math as well as eighth and ninth grade college readiness in math. The initial pilot phase reached about 5,500 Utah students in more than 40 different schools. The Governor has allocated an additional $3 Million to the STEM program expansion in his new budget for the coming year. —Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development
BV Elementary News by Vicki D. Syrett
BRYCE VALLEY ELEMENTARY NEWS: Thank you parents and teachers for the wonderful turnout to our Parent-Teacher Conferences. Wild About Reading - Students were asked to ready twenty minutes a day, seven days a week to add up to 600 minutes. Those who accomplished this goal were awarded tee shirts and a book. The shirts were designed by Nick Pollock and depicted 12 book characters such as The Giving Tree, Dr. Seuss, etc. Everyone was rewarded with a Virtual Field Trip presentation. They brought their pillows to school and were settled into the gym and treated to watching about Giraffes and also Mammals. The Chess Tournament is in full swing and will finish up this week. It is fascinating to watch the students play each other. A new student in Fourth Grade is Ethan Begay and we welcome him to Bryce Valley. The fourth graders finished up their second term reading reward activity. They went into the gym to celebrate by playing twenty-one three minute 3 on 3 basketball games. Everyone had a wonderful time and agreed it was a fun way to celebrate reaching their reading goals. They are also conquering long division using distributive properties. Hopefully we will have the other reports next week. I think someone forgot.
Important Information for Wayne School District Parents and Students!!! Parents! Please record and take notice of the web sites below to help us prepare for the ACT test and the new State Sage Adaptive Assessments. These sites provide information, sample questions, and practice tests for you to use to help you and your student at home! If you have difficulty accessing these sites, please contact your school counselor, teacher or administrator. ACT test prep = www.shmoop.com SAGE Adaptive Assessment = www.sageportal.com
Wayne Middle School would like to welcome MAGON BOWLING as the new Math teacher for 7th & 8th grade! Mrs. Bowling comes to us with rich experience in pre-algebra, algebra, and geometry. She received her Secondary Education Degree with emphasis in Math from North Central University. We are excited to have her as a member of our staff. The Wolverines welcome you!
WAYNE HIGH SCHOOL Spotlight on Seniors 2014
Kelbi Christensen ÒMy name is Kelbi Christensen, and my parents are Dave and Teri Christensen. this fall I will be attending Dixie State University, where I want to pursue a Þeld in Dental Hygiene. I would like to thank my parents and grandparents the most for always supporting me, and teaching me what life is all about! I would also like to thank all of the great people in the community who have helped me and shown their supportÓ......Kelbi
The students at WMS were able to show-off their greased hair, rolled up jeans and poodle skirts for their 50’s dance that took place last Thursday. They learned popular 50’s dances such as the jitterbug, the twist, the swing and the bop. Flexibility was tested in the limbo competition and everyone had a great time! —Keri Pace
This weekly student spotlight is brought to you by Wayne High School and the Entrada Institute Scholarship committee. These spotlights are not only to inform the people of Wayne County about these fine seniors, but to encourage contributions to the ÒScholarship of ExcellenceÓ program for students at WHS. For more information about tax deductible donations, please contact Candence Peterson at WHS.
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By Cynthia Kimball “They cancelled our lunch. So, can you fly out tomorrow night instead?” was the call I received from my San Francisco contact. “Sure.” “I’m glad I caught you before your flight,” she added. “Yeah, me, too (although the room I was to stay in, on the beach, was already paid for. Oh well). With 2-hours to spare. My trip was bumped out one day. But this had to happen. See, God had a plan that He was orchestrating and it went something like this. I had to meet this SWA flight attendant, Scott*, on my newly scheduled flight. Who sat down next to me not once, not twice, but four times (I guess he could since the plane only had maybe 30 passengers on it). After I found out Scott lived in Las Vegas, I said, “You should come to church with me on Sunday.” “What church?” “Mormon.” “Oh, I can’t do that.” “Why not?” I soon found out that Scott was raised Southern Baptist in the backwoods of Alabama, but did have Mormon relatives. “Here’s my card,” I told him. “Actually, it’s a church card. It’s got my information on it.” By the end of the conversation Scott said, “I might” referring to his coming to church. “I’ll save you a seat,” I smiled. To which he chuckled. Mission accomplished. And then, after I got off the plane, was Cody*, my cab driver. To which I soon found out he grew up in Nepal. Somehow our conversation drifted to God (although I’d hardly call it “drifting”).
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Around 11:30 at night. As we drove along the ocean. It was beautiful. The conversation, amazing. The timing, perfect. I also gave him a church card. “Call me if you have any questions. I think this faith can really help you find out more who you are.” Mission accomplished. The next day, I met A.J.*, who delivered food where I was speaking. His personality was ginormous especially for someone who appeared to be about 18. After he left the building, though, the woman I was with needed something from him. “Oh, I’ll go get it,” I said since I had wanted to talk to him anyway. After I ran out the door and caught up with him I said, “Hey, I was sent out here to get that box.” “Oh yeah. Sorry about that.” “No, it’s okay. I actually believe I was supposed to come out here so that I could give you this”, I said as I handed him a church card. Smiling and looking at the card he said, “What is this?” “I’m a Mormon and .” “. Oh, my mom’s a Mormon.” “And you’re next,” I smiled. He did, too. “You would be perfect on a mission.” “Thanks.” “Sure. Call me if you have any questions.” Mission accomplished. Next was Kolby*, my cab driver, an Indian engineering master’s student. We talked about God and he told me that he and his wife settled on one church because they couldn’t
find the answers they were looking for. To me, it sounded like they just gave up. “Kolby, do you know what your purpose is?” “No.” And then we talked about purpose and in the process he told me about how he did good things for poor people in India and how much he liked that. After much conversation, we arrived at the airport. “Here’s a church card, Kolby. Please call me if you or your wife have any questions.” Mission accomplished. Yet, unbeknown to me, in the process, he took me to wrong airport. I was supposed to be at the San Francisco one, but ended up at San Jose instead. Still not aware of this at this point in time, once in the airport, I went up to the airline counter. “Yeah, I need a boarding pass,” I smiled. “Where you going?” “Las Vegas.” “What time?” “5:20.” Ma’am, there’s no 5:20 pm flight.” “What?” Looking for my itinerary, I handed it to him. Looking over my itinerary, he said, “Ma’am, you’re supposed to be at the San Francisco Airport.” “What airport am I at?” “San Jose.” “You’re kidding me.” “No.” “Wow, I just paid $60 to get here (guess Kolby really liked our conversation). Well, can you get me on a flight to Las Vegas?” “Actually, there’s one that’s leaving in the next hour,” (this was better since I would have had to wait 3 hours for my flight had I gone to the San Francisco Airport). “Cool. Thanks, Addi-
son*” (I read his name tag. Always read name tags. People love that you use their name). “Sure.” “Addison, here’s a church card. I’m a Mormon. Maybe I was supposed to come to this airport instead just to meet you and give you this. If you have any questions, call me.” Mission accomplished. Once on the plane, I knew, with certainty, that I was supposed to be brought to the wrong airport after I began talking to this guy, Ryan*, seated next to me. “I’m an atheist,” he told me after I started talking about God, purpose, etc. “I believe science, logic and reason can tell us why we’re here,” he said. Yet, by the end of the flight, Ryan was showing me pictures of his family and did take a church card. So the next time things don’t go your way, which can happen pretty often, even if it’s a trial, actually, especially if it’s a trial, it may be that whatever’s happening to you was divinely orchestrated for you and or someone else to learn something. Your job is to find out what those lessons are. By the way, Scott, that SWA flight attendant? Came to church. Mission accomplished. Cynthia Kimball is a speaker and trainer through her company Every1Counts, LLC, and a doctoral student in Curriculum and Instruction. She sometimes writes for Deseret Connect. E-mail: kimball@ every1counts.net
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tHe lAuGhiNg pOiNt!! Overdue Wedding Gift
Five years after my wife, Julia, and I were married, we received our final wedding gift: an icecream maker. In an attempt to cover procrastination with humor, the friend who sent it included a note: “I wanted to make sure the marriage would last.” Julia wasn’t amused, but she thought the present deserved a thank-you note anyway, which she dutifully sent five years later. Her note read: “I wanted to be sure the ice-cream maker would last.”
Early one evening a man went out to his garage and pulled the lawn furniture out onto the driveway. Shortly after followed the lawn mower, a few gardening tools and a bicycle. A curious neighbor wandered over and asked if he was going to have a garage sale. “No,” replied the gentleman, “my son just bought his first car and right now he’s getting ready for a big date.” “So what’s with all the stuff?” asked the neighbor. “Well, after years of moving tricycles, toys and sports equipment out of the way every time I came home from work I wanted to make sure the driveway was ready for him.”
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Wills, Trusts, and More Real Estate Distribution to Children by Jeffery J. McKenna How can you distribute real property assets equally? You could leave instructions in your trust for your home to be sold upon your death, with the proceeds designated to be equally distributed to your children. But perhaps you think that one of your children may like to have your personal residence upon your death. How do you solve the dilemma of equal distribution to your children, if only one of them receives all of your interest in your home? By making sure your home is controlled by the instructions in your trust, you can be assured that it will be sold or gifted to one of your children. If one child receives the home, to equalize the value to each child, the market value of the house would be determined at your death and the child receiving your home would get less of other assets. If this is still not equal, then you can provide that the child receiving the house can buy it from your other children. By using trust planning, you can leave complete instructions about how you want to distribute any asset. The issues become more complicated when it involves a family residence that may be
desired by more than one family member, especially a cabin, or other vacation home that may be the source of fond memories. What issues should be considered and how can conflict be avoided? Consideration should be given to ascertaining exactly what interest your children have, if any, in receiving the vacation home as all or part of their inheritance. You may have one child who would often use the home, while the siblings may have no interest in the home at all. In this case, you may want to consider leaving the home to the child who desires it, and have the value of this specific gift charged against his or her share of your estate. Or you could give that child a first right of refusal to purchase the property from your estate at its fair market value after your death. If all of your children have an interest in the property, you may want to leave it to all of them so each would own an equal percentage of the property, or it may be better to leave it to them in a trust? By leaving the property in a special trust, you can clearly set forth each child’s rights and duties with regard to the
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use and maintenance of the property. You can provide how the expenses such as taxes and repairs are to be paid. The trust could detail when each child is entitled to use the home. By having these terms in the trust, disagreements among your children can be minimized. The trust could also provide for a mechanism whereby if a child wished to sell his or her interest in the home, the other siblings would have the first right of refusal. Careful planning in advance is the key to a smooth transition of assets, including real estate, after your death. Jeffery J. McKenna is a local attorney serving clients in Utah, Arizona and Nevada. He is a shareholder at the law firm of Barney, McKenna, and Olmstead with offices in St. George and Mesquite. He is a past President of the Southern Utah Estate Planning Council. If you have questions you would like addressed in these articles, you can contact him at 435 628-1711 or jmckenna@ barney-mckenna.com.
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AG MARKET NEWS Producers Livestock Auction, Salina, Utah Tuesday, January 28, 2013 Receipts: 1,054. Last Week: 1,659. Last Year: 718. Feeder Steers: mixed but mostly 1.002.00 higher on similar offerings; Feeder Heifers: mixed but mostly 1.00-2.00 higher. Holstein Steers: 6.00-8.00 higher on improved offerings. Slaughter Cows: 4.00-5.00 higher. Slaughter Bulls: 3.00-4.00 higher. Feeder Steers: Medium and Large Frame 2: 200-250 lbs scarce; 250-300 lbs scarce; 300350 lbs 218.00-222.00; 350-400 lbs 211.00-230.00; 400-450 lbs 200.00-221.00; 450-500 lbs 191.00-211.00, pkg 219.00; 500-550 lbs 188.00-210.00; 550-600 lbs 170.00-193.50, pkg 198.00; 600-650 lbs 168.00181.00; 650-700 lbs 160.00175.00; 700-750 lbs 157.50169.50, pkg 176.00; 750-800 lbs 149.00-165.50; 800-850 lbs 155.00-161.50; 850-900 lbs 154.25-158.50; 900-950 lbs 139.00-156.00; 950-1000 lbs scarce. Holsteins Steers: Large Frame 3: Bull Calves: scarce; 200-300 lbs scarce; 300-500 lbs 99.00109.00; 500-700 lbs 87.00115.00; 700-900 lbs 89.5099.75; 900-1100 lbs scarce. Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large Frame 1-2: 200-250 lbs scarce; 250-300 lbs 186.00196.00; 300-350 lbs 189.00210.00; 350-400 lbs 180.00192.50, pkg 209.00; 400-450 lbs 175.00-198.00, pkg 205.00; 450-500 lbs 172.00-191.00, pkg 199.00; 500-550 lbs 159.00176.00; 550-600 lbs 156.00171.00, pkg 174.00; 600-650 lbs 158.00-167.00; 650-700 lbs 153.00-164.75; 700-750 lbs 149.00-159.50; 750-800 lbs 151.00-159.00; 800-850 lbs scarce; 850-900 lbs scarce; 900950 lbs 132.50-135.00; 9501000 lbs scarce. Heiferettes: 71.00-128.00. Stock Cows: Herd Dispersion Older Bred Cows 1,125.001,75.00/hd; Younger Bred Cows 1,675.00-2,100.00/hd; Pkg Bred Heifers 1,750.00/hd. Slaughter Cows: Boning 8090% Lean: 79.25-87.50; Breaking 75-80% Lean: 77.50-87.25; 85-90% Lean: 69.00-78.50. Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade 1000-1500 lbs 90.50-93.25; 1500-2220 lbs 96.50-103.25; Yield Grade 2 1000-1500 lbs scarce; 1500-1815 lbs 91.5095.05; Feeder Bulls: 810-1210 lbs 84.50-112.00. Source: USDA-Utah Dept. Of Agriculture Market News , Salt Lake City, UT (435-230-0402.)
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Sports Wayne Sports This Week
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A Big Week for Both Lady and Bob Cats The Bob Cats had another big week, with both Basketball teams sweeping their opponents. The Lady Cats started it off on Wednesday night in Escalante, with a 69 to 29 win over the Moquis. Chesney Campbell had a monster night 23 points, with 13 rebounds, Taylor Bennett finished with 17 and another 3 pointer, Catana had 8 points 6 rebounds 2 assists and 5 steals. Whitni had another big game with a 3 pointer, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals. The Ladies are a real team with someone standing out at each game, so the other teams can’t gang up on any player. Friday night the Lady Cats went down to Bryce Valley and the results were much of the same; the Cats prevailing 58 to 27. The game did not start off very good for the Mustangs, with the jump ball, the BV center grabbed the ball before the ref. had a chance to through it up. The Mustangs only scored 5 points in the first half. It was Dari’s night, scoring 23 and grabbing 13 rebounds to go with her 2 steals. Taylor got another 3 pointer and Whitni had 9 steals. Hopefully you made it to the Cats’ last home game against Piute, on Tuesday. There is one more game against Valley tonight and then it is off to Region in Cedar @ Canyon View High. The Cats have a bye the first day, because Diamond Ranch only has a JV team. They will start on Feb. 13th, check with the school for time. The Lady Cats
are undefeated so far this year and are hoping to run the table. The Bob Cats also had a big week and they got in a lot of frequent flyer miles, with a game out in Milford and then clear over to Wayne. The Cats had a blowout victory against the Milford Tigers. Chance Campbell lit the net with 24 points and 6 three pointers (which has to be a school record). Chance with all that speed also had 5 steals. Tyce had another big night with 22 pts and 8 rebounds. Little brother Trey chipped in 14. The score was Bob Cats 90 and the Milford Tigers 43. There was a much closer game against Wayne on Saturday. The Cats out scored the Badgers in each quarter and came away with another victory 60 to 45. Tyce got back to his 30 scoring game, with 31, hitting on 4 three pointers. Chance continues his three point scoring binge, with 3 more. The Cats have only lost one game this year and that was to a 2A team by 3 points. The Cats season lasts a couple of extra weeks beyond the Ladies and last night Diamond Ranch was here and at their place, they gave the Cats a real good game. On the 7th the Cats are at Escalante and then on the 11th the always tough Valley team will be here. They will travel down to Bryce Valley on the 18th and their final game of the regular season will be here against Piute on the 20th. On the 27th the Cats will start off the Region here. Then it’s off to Cedar and Canyon View
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for the rest of the Region 20 playoffs. Happy days the State finals will be held in Richfield for both teams. The Bob Cats tough guys had another tiring week, with matches with Beaver, Piute and at the Enterprise Duel meet. Against the Beavers they didn’t keep score, but the Cats won most of the matches, same thing at Piute where they came away with many wins. At the Enterprise Duel meet the Cats came away with a couple of wins and many places. The main thing was they got in a lot of work for this week Regions 19 & 20 tournament are at Wayne and will be held on February 8. This meet will determine how the State meet will go the following week, February 14-15 and that will be held at the Maverick Center in SLC. It has been a long season with tons of matches and this team has a lot of young wrestlers with tons of potential and should do really well. Good Luck at State Bob Cats.
On Thursday, the boys basketball played against Valley at the high school. It was an awesome game, but Valley came out on top scoring 62 over Wayne’s 57. The top scorers of the game were Broc Taylor, scoring 19 points, and Brigg Blackburn, scoring 13 points. On Saturday, the boys went head to head with Pangutich. Panguitch and led the game all four quarters and took the win with a score of 60-45. Our boys played very well with our top scorers being Broc Taylor, with 13 points, and Marc Simmons, with 11 points. The wrestlers had a successful week. South Sevier came to the high school on Tuesday, and it was senior night. The badgers came out on top with a team score of 48-36. They then went to Enterprise over the weekend and cleaned house. The placings were as follows: Kehl Bradbury 106, 4th. Tanner Jeffery 113, 1st. Jaden Ellett 120, 2nd. Preston Stevenson 145, 1st. Ryan Lee 160, 3rd. They took 1st overall! Well done boys! The girls’ basketball team
only had one game this week. They played the Piute T-birds in Piute on Wednesday. It was a close game, but the T-birds won the game by one point with a foul shot at the end. As of right now, they are ranked third in region play and Piute is ranked second. Good job ladies! Way to work hard! This next week looks to be a good one. The boys basketball team will be at Milford on Wednesday, the 5th, and on Friday, the 7th, they will play Piute in Piute. The varsity games start at 7:00. The wrestlers have region this weekend,
and it will be held at Wayne High School! They will be doing pigtails (larger brackets to reduce matches on Saturday) on Friday that 7th. The matches will commence Saturday the 8th. The girls’ basketball team plays at the high school on Tuesday, the 4th, for their last home game, and on Thursday, the 6th, in Escalante. Come out and support our athletes wherever they may be, and you will be in for a good night of Wayne Athletics. Go badgers! Maggie Ellett and Bethany Lamb are seniors at Wayne High School.
Wayne Athletes of the Week by Lisa Stevens
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Compiled by Vicki D. Syrett WRESTLING: Went to Enterprise and were in a fourteen team Tournament on Friday and Saturday. We are happy with the results: Adam Platt took a first place, McCray Mangum took second place, Levi Holm took a third place, Roman Platt foo third also, Shan Thompson took third in his category and Carter Mortensen and Joshua Rose both took a fourth place. On Wednesday we went against Kanab at Bryce Valley and won. Next we go to Wayne County on Saturday for Region Wrestling. UPCOMING EVENTS Good luck to the boys. inBryce Valley . . GIRLS BASKETBALL:. .The girls played against Valley at Valley and the JV lost but **GBB Milford @ BV the Varsity team won. Then on When-Thursday, Feb 6 Friday they played Panguitch **BBB @ Valley with the JV winning and the When-Friday, Feb 7 Varsity losing. Next they play **Wrestling Divisional TourWayne at Wayne on Tuesday nament TBA and Thursday they play Milford When-Saturday, Feb 8 at Bryce Valley. Saturday there **Community Council Meetwill be a Freshman Tournament ing BVE in Salina for the girls. Regional When-Monday, Feb 10 Tournament will be in Cedar **BBB @ milford City coming soon. When-Tuesday, Feb 11 BOYS BASKETBALL:. **GBB Region @ Home . Wednesday the boys played High Seed Diamond Ranch and lost. SatWhen-Wednesday, Feb 12-14 urday they went up against **REGION GBB @ CVHS Escalante and won both games. **Wrestling - 1A State @ Coming up is Piute at home on Wednesday and Valley in Valley Maverick Center When-Sat, February 15, 1am on Friday. No Bantam News this – 2am(??)
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WRESTLING - Brigg Blackburn lays in one of his 9 points in the Badgers versus Bobcats game on Saturday, February 1st. Brigg played a great game and was chosen by his coaches as the Athlete of the Week. Wrestling pictures taken on Tuesday, January 28th, when Wayne hosted South Sevier. GIRLS BASKETBALL- Kali Pei was chosen by her coaches as the Athlete of the Week for the Lady Badgers. Kali scored 10 points in a close game against Piute on Wednesday, January 29.
BOYS BASKETBALL Wayne Badger’s traveled to Enterprise this weekend and took first place in the tournament there. Ethan Lee and Justin Hunt were both chosen as Athletes of the Week.
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by Vicki D. Syrett 679-8687 or firstname.lastname@example.org Glad to hear that Charlie Francisco is home and recovering from his pneumonia. Goodness what a scare. He had double lung pneumonia and was in the Garfield Memorial Hospital for a few days but is now home and recovering. Eva Dean is there with him and she is doing well. We wish them both the best and miss them when we don’t see them in church. The Fund Raiser for Logann Eager is doing well and so many contributed on Friday night to help this wonderful young lady with her battle with cancer. Logann and her husband Max came down from Provo for the event and she was in a wheelchair and spoke to the crowd. Such a heartwarming moment to see her there. There will be a drawing next week for the prizes and you can still pick up tickets or contribute if you like. There is an account set up at the State Bank in Tropic. Logann please remember our love and prayers are with you at this time. Coming down to the Bryce area to support Logann Eagar were many friends and family members. Kevin Denny was here from Riverton to see his wife, Dorsie who is helping out at Logann’s home. Trish Dixon also came down from Riverton. Mitch, Pam and their two boys
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Wouldn’t it be fun to have a pet that makes your neighbors “ooh” and “aah”? Almost 40 desert tortoises are up for adoption in Utah. As long as you’re willing to give up part of your backyard, you can. Division of Wildlife Resources biologists are putting close to 40 desert tortoises up for adoption. The tortoises are being held at a facility in Washington County. Some of the tortoises have been at the facility for almost 10 years. More information about adopting a desert tortoise in Utah is available in the free Desert Tortoise Adoption booklet. If you’d like to adopt one of the tortoises, or if you have questions, please call Cory Noble, native aquatic species biologist with the DWR, at 801-538-4746. A unique pet Listed as threatened on the federal Endangered Species list, most of the tortoises were found after people removed the tortoises from their native homes. (Once a wild tortoise is taken from the wild, it can’t be released. Releasing it could introduce diseases into Utah’s wild tortoise population.) Even though desert tortoises require some room, Krissy Wilson says caring for one is easier than caring for other pets. “They don’t bark or
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February 6, 2014
by Mack Oetting ~ mackoetting @gmail.com It’s Super Bowl Sunday and here I am writing the news letter. The only thing I don’t like about the Super Bowl is the week of sports channels are loaded with talk, talk and more talk about the game. The cheapest seats were mark down this year to $1,400, they say because neither teams are from the New York area. Advertisements run 8 million dollars for one minute, most of the ads run for only 30 seconds. Did you know that Professional Sports teams pay no income tax, that NFL, NBA, Major League Baseball and Golf are tax exempt? Utah’ Legislator Chaffee is going to try and change this, the teams are not charities and are for-profit businesses, and are getting a $10 billion a year free ride. It’s half time at the game and Seattle is killing Denver, leading 22-zip. Is it me or can anyone understand the singing in the Super Bowl half time shows? There have been some great commercials so far, really funny. The game got really out of control and one sided in favor of Seattle, I have been a Pete Carroll fan, the Seattle Coach, he was at USC for many years. We got about 4” of the white stuff on Thursday night and it really has turned cold. I hear that they got 18” up at Brian Head, so put away your rock skis and get up on the mountain and get into the powder. I learned my lesson on our last little bit of snow, get out the shovel, while it is soft and new. I have been out chiseling away
the ice on our sidewalk and finally it got done on Wednesday. With the praying and fasting today, expect more moisture in the near future. Paula Palmer would like to thank all of those that helped out with her quest for the playground equipment at the ball park. However none of this would have been possible without the generous donation by the Mike Ross Family Foundation. The donation was in honor of their three children Daschel, Quentin and Aidan Ross. Thank you so much for your help, Ross Family. One of the few problems living in a rural area is that we get zero news, when ever we are in Cedar or Richfield I pickup the Dessert or SLC Tribune. This was an article out of the Tribune. Man charged with assaulting Boy Scouts at Ruby’s Inn. A Draper man is accused of attacking Boy Scouts while he was drunk in the hotel swimming pool. Charges filed against the man said that he had punched, kicked and elbowed four different Scouts, at the pool, ages 12 and 13; a real tough guy. When the police arrested the man in his room he was passed out and laying in his own puke, the police wrote. The officers discovered drug paraphernalia and evidence of drug possession, as well as underage drinking. The man was charged in Garfield Co. with third degree felony child abuse and three misdemeanor counts of child abuse, as well two other misdemeanor counts. With no
public swimming pools in Garfield Co., Ruby’s Inn has really gone out of its way to open its pool to the local Scout Troops and church groups. I hope this experience won’t change their generosity. At the Girls’ basketball game in Bryce Valley it was Logann night. Logann Eagar is fighting a second go around with cancer and the town really responded with all kinds of goodies and shirts to raise funds for her to combat this disease. I forgot to tell you that it was a dentist by the name of Dr. Joseph who built the first imported brick home in Panguitch. Dr. Duggins bought the home and its present owners are Richard and Cheryl Church. Leon and Claudia Crump own the first home built with brick made in Panguitch. Panguitch has really made changes over the last 150 years. Just a few items that I find interesting:
The first Garfield County building was built in 1908; the old Tabernacle that stood where the Pangutch Drug store is located was built in 1880. There was an Indian School in Panguitch during 1908-1920. Garfield High School was built in 1915-16 and burned down in the early 1930’s. Start to get excited about Panguitch’s 150th birthday. The Sesquicentennial committee hopes to remind us all about the joy of living, working and playing in Panguitch by small events monthly. In February the elementary school teachers will provide historical information to the students to remind them of their great heritage. March 22 will be the big birthday partymark your calendar. Look to the high school during April for historical events! Count your many blessings name them one by one, Panguitch........... Mack O.
Panguitch Senior Center HOT LUNCH PROGRAM
87 N 50 W • 676-2281/676-1140 Suggested donation $3.00 60 & older, $7.00 under 60 Call before 10 AM of the day of attendance to reserve a spot. Tues. Feb. 11th Potato bar w/chili & broccoli cheese sauce Green salad Tropical fruit Apple crisp
Wed. Feb. 12th Cheeseburger Baked beans Chips Pears Brownie
Thurs. Feb. 13th Pork chops Potatoes & gravy Green beans Applesauce Icebox dessert
Meals include milk & bread. NOTE: PLEASE BE COURTEOUS AND CALL AHEAD. The kitchen staff work diligently to prepare a good dinner, and a head count helps them prepare enough for everyone.
Escalante Essentials by Jean Bramble
BLM On Thursday evening, January 23, the BLM staff unveiled their new Rapid Ecoregional Assessment (REA) program for interested citizens at the Interagency Visitor Center in Escalante. The REA initiative is potentially a significant “gamechanger” for the way in which the agency manages its extensive lands in the western U.S., including the GSENM. It looks at both the current condition of these public lands as well as the potential impacts of several key drivers of future change (including, development: both residential and energy; fire; invasive species; climate change). The REA program will facilitate longer-term management planning, proactive steps to identify and mitigate critical environmental threats before they occur, and move the agency toward management strategies that are effective at larger, landscape scales. The REA for our region (Colorado Plateau) has been completed. The results of that study as well as a thorough discussion of the entire REA project are available on an excellent BLM website (www.blm. gov/wo/st/en/prog/.../reas.html). About Glass Did you know that glass takes over one million years to decompose? It is 100% recyclable and indeed, glass bottles that are recycled in most countries
are re-made into more bottles. Because of the cost of transportation, glass from our rural area cannot be sent to recycling centers on the coast. With the help of Howard Hutchison, Suzie Doras and Robert McElaney have established High Desert Glass, a not-for-profit company centered here in Escalante. In fact, their recycling collection bin is the bright yellow container you see each time you take your trash to the dumpsters. Rather than create a one million year old “Trash Mountain” in Garfield County, just rinse your glass and take it to the yellow sorting bin. It is important to rinse out your glass because oils and things like spaghetti sauce jars used as ashtrays cannot be processed. High Desert Glass does not have the facilities to wash donations. The company produces sand or mulch-sized glass par-
ticles. If used as mulch, the material will not lose its color, it does not have to be replaced, is decorative and most importantly, it retains moisture around plants very well. Glass particles are also used in concrete counter tops, (a short explanation of how to make a glass countertop from pulverized glass is available at glass.recycleplz.com/ how-to-make-recycled-glasscountertops), and in asphalt and concrete roadways and sidewalks. Like much of rural Utah, Montana is characterized by rural conditions. A city in Montana recycled its glass into concrete building blocks that are used for its own construction projects and to sell. Sales of the blocks offset the cost of production and will eventually produce net income for the city. Similarly, another Montana city, Beartooth, uses pulverized glass
along with sand in a mixture for road maintenance during snowy weather. The city of Livingston, Montana, has its own glass pulverizer the products of which are used to bed water and sewer projects and in landscaping and paving. Livingston anticipates charging to take glass from other municipalities in the near future. Closer to home, Salt Lake City plans to use glass around an art installment. High Desert Glass will sell processed glass at $ .25 per pound and is looking for volunteers to help with the project. If you would like to purchase or help with the project, please contact Suzie at 826-4243 or at 321-698-0148. Next week, look for reports on the city council meeting and the Escalante Canyons Art Festival and a short discussion about what PILT means to us.
obituaries Kathryn Coleman
ESCALANTE - Kathryn Naomi Griffin Coleman, 81, passed away January 27, 2014 in Richfield, Utah. She was born January 12, 1933 in Escalante to Loren William and Bessie Naomi Baxter Griffin. She married Frank Peterson Coleman, December 23, 1952 in Richfield. Kathryn spent her life working with her husband: ranching, runn i n g F r a n k ’s Super Service and Café and raising children and grandchildren. She also worked for the Escalante Sawmill, Escalante Elementary and the U.S. Forest Service. She was active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in Primary and Relief Society presidencies. She received her endowments in the St. George Temple. She was always busy sewing, crocheting, tatting, knitting, baking, gardening or bottling. She greatly enjoyed spending time with both Griffin and Coleman families. Her greatest joy came from her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Kathryn is survived by her husband of Escalante; daughters: Sherree (Robert) Rechtsteiner, and Deann Coleman, both of Escalante; 3 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and 5 stepgreat-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Patricia Griffin. Preceded in death by parents; son, Lance Vee Coleman; siblings: Bernard Griffin, Wilford (Kolleen) Griffin, Iola (Haynes) Woolsey, and Alvin Griffin. Cremation services have been held. Memorial services will be held Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. in the Escalante Stake Center where friends may call from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Burial will be in the Escalante Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Kathryn’s name at State Bank of Southern Utah to assist the family with burial costs.
Chimney Rock Restaurant Valentine’s Day Prime Rib Special
$19.99 includes dessert
Dinner menu also available
Friday, February 14 Open 300pm to 730pm 2600 E. Hwy 24, Torrey 435-425-3323
Escalante Senior Citizens Menu Tues. Feb. 11th Beef stroganoff Rice Roll Salad bar Peaches Scotch-a-roos
Wed. Feb. 12th Pizza w/sausage & pepperoni Salad bar Manderine oranges Valentine cookie
Thurs. Feb. 13th EVE White beans & ham Carrots & celery Bread Relish tray Applesauce Cheesecake
All meals are served with milk or juice. If you would like a meal, please call us by 10:00 am. 826-4317. Suggested donation for seniors over 60 $3.00, and under 60 is $7.00
The Garfield County Office of Tourism is excited to host the very first
GARFIELD COUNTY TOURISM DAY 11:00-3:00
Wayne County Senior Corner
Monthly Senior Dinner - The monthly dinner is held the second Monday of each month. The next dinner will be on February 10th at 1:00 pm at the Senior Center (Community Center) in Bicknell. The menu will be; Chicken Cordon Bleu, broccoli/cauliflower, pears, and a Valentine dessert. Musical entertainment will be provided by Rough Around the Edges. A donation is suggested for each monthly dinner ($5 for seniors under 60, $3 for seniors 60 and up). Call Ginny for a ride at 425-2089 or 425-3955. Phone Scam- Watch out for a phone scam. A 1- 800 number will want you to call back for a free $30 gift certificate for Verizon phones. DO NOT call the number, they will use your number to make international calls and you will be billed with thousands of dollars in phone bills. Need Help With Taxes? - VITA is offering free help with taxes for those making less than $52,000 per year. Call 211 to make an appointment or go to www.UtahTaxHelp.org New Senior Board Members - Steve Taylor has graciously agreed to be a representative for Fremont, and Diane Borgerding has agreed to be a new member on the Senior Citizens Board. Many thanks to these great volunteers! We still need volunteer representatives for Lyman, Bicknell, and Teasdale/Grover. Heat - There is still money available from Six County Assoc. HEAT program. If you need assistance with heating your home, you can call 435-893-0700, ext. 743. Notice - The senior center is no longer collecting plastic bags for recycling, or Aluminum tab tops for the Ronald McDonald house. Thanks for your past contributions. Multilingual Volunteers - We are looking for volunteers that speak a second language. We would need you to interpret in an emergency situation. Your phone number would be needed to contact you only by the Senior Center Site Manager and would not be given out to anyone. Call the Senior Center at 425-2089 if you are able to help out.
@ Best Western Ruby’s Inn This is a free event open to tourism related businesses and individuals in Garfield County. LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED.
Presenters Include: Kaitlin Eskelson- Utah Office of Tourism, Director of Partner Relations Gary Schluter - Rocky Mountian Holiday Tours (Bring In Your Business Brochures For Exchange With Others)
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The Wayne & Garfield County INSIDER
February 6, 2014
GARFIELD COUNTY SURPLUS SALE GARFIELD COUNTY IS ACCEPTING SEALED BIDS ON THE FOLLOWING ITEMS: 1- 2005 CHEVROLET EXPRESS VAN 1 - 2007 DODGE DURANGO 1 - 2008 DODGE DURANGO 1 - 2012 CHEVROLET SILVERADO K2500 HD LT, 4WD 2 - 2013 CHEVROLET IMPALAS 3 - 2013 DODGE RAM 2500 CREW CAB DIESEL PICK UP TRUCKS 1 - 2013 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 2500 CREW CAB DIESEL PICK UP TRUCKS 1 - 2013 FORD F-250 SUPER DUTY CREW CAB DIESEL PICK UP TRUCK 1 - 2013 FORD F-350 SUPER DUTY CREW CAB DIESEL PICK UP TRUCK 1 - 2008 RAZOR ATV BIDS WILL BE ACCEPTED IN THE COUNTY CLERK’S OFFICE UNTIL 5:00 P.M., FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 2014 . BIDS WILL BE OPENED MONDAY, MARCH 10, 2014 AT 11:00 A.M. IN THE COMMISSION CHAMBERS OF THE GARFIELD COUNTY COUR HOUSE, 55 SOUTH MAIN STREET, PANGUITCH, UTAH. THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER WILL HAVE 48 HOURS TO COMPLETE THE TRANSACTION. All vehicles and equipment will be sold in “as is” condition, and all sales will be final. Purchases can be made with cash or certified check. Garfield County reserves the right to accept or reject any and all offers. For additional information contact the Clerk’s Office at 435-676-1100 or www.garfield.utah.gov. Published in The Wayne and Garfield County Insider on FEBRUARY 6, 13, 20, 27 and MARCH 6, 2014 GARFIELD COUNTY ORDINANCE 2014-1 AN ORDINANCE ALLOWING SPOTLIGHTING WITH A WEAPON ENACTED PURSUANT TO UCA 23-13-17 Definitions - As used in this ordinance: “Spotlighting” - means throwing or casting the rays of any spotlight, headlight, or other artificial light on any highway or in any field, woodland, or forest while having in possession a weapon by which protected wildlife may be killed. “Motor Vehicle” - the same meaning as defined in Section 41-6a-102. 1. Species that may be taken while spotlighting are limited to coyote, red fox, striped skunk, raccoon, and/or jack rabbit. 2. This ordinance provides that: a. Any artificial light used to spotlight coyote, red fox, striped skunk, raccoon, and/or jack rabbit must be carried by the hunter. b. A motor vehicle headlight or light attached to a motor vehicle not be used to spotlight the animal. c. While hunting with the use of an artificial light, the hunter may not occupy or operate any motor vehicle. 3. Restrictions on Spotlighting within Garfield County a. Before being able to spotlight a person must first obtain a spotlighting permit from the Sheriff’s office. There is a $20.00 cost to the permit; the Sheriff’s office my restrict the number of permits issued. The cost of the permit is for the administration costs of the permit and will be retained by the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office. Permits are valid for 365 days from when they are obtained. Those individuals in the field with a weapon are required to possess a spotlighting permit. Hunters are required to have either a blue card or current small game license in order to purchase a spotlighting permit. Hunters under the age of 16 who may receive a free permit if a legal guardian purchases a permit at full price. b. The spotlighting season in Garfield County shall be closed from August 1 - November 30. c. Any weapon may be used for spotlighting. Firearms may not have a caliber larger than .24 and must not be capable of being fired fully automatic. Expanding bullets must be used. Shotguns and archery tackle are permitted. d. Spotlighting is not allowed within 600 feet of a residence, city, or town boundary. e. Spotlighting is not allowed on private property without written permission from the property owner. f. Hunters are not allowed to trespass on private property while spotlighting. g. Spotlighting may not be done by a person under eighteen years of age, unless accompanied by a person eighteen years of age or more and each person must possess a spotlighting permit. h. Persons hunting with a spotlight must contact the Sheriff’s Office each day they are hunting and give the following information: i. Permit Number ii. Approximate Location iii. Approximation time they will be hunting iv. If hunting with more than one person, the permit number of each hunter must be reported. i. Hunters will report to the Sheriff’s Office within 2 business days after the hunt to report the number of predators taken and the location of each. 4. This ordinance does not apply to: a. A person or his agent who is lawfully acting to protect his crops or domestic animals from predation by those animals; or b. An animal damage control agent acting in his official capacity under a memorandum of agreement with the Division of Wildlife Resources. 5. Property Damages: a. Hunters who are found to have caused damages will be solely responsible for all damages to any and all property damaged. b. If found to be criminal in nature, the hunters will be charged criminally and will face prosecution according to Utah State Law. 6. Any person violating a provision of this ordinance shall be guilty of a Class B Misdemeanor. 7. Any person found in violation of their permit will lose the privilege of holding a Garfield County spotlight permit for a minimum of 5 years. a. Violations will be reported to State Wildlife Offices. PASSED, APPROVED and ADOPTED this 27th day of January, 2014. GARFIELD COUNTY By: CLARE RAMSAY, COMMISSION CHAIR Published in The Wayne and Garfield County Insider on FEBRUARY 6 & 13, 2014
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ACCEPTING BIDS Capitol Reef Natural History Association is accepting bids for interior remodel of 384 square foot garage. Work to include: insulating 2x6 framed walls and ceiling, hanging ½” drywall on walls and ceiling and tape, mud and paint drywall. Additional work includes: demo and disposal of existing garage door and exterior door and replacement of doors in kind. Bids should include time and material cost. Mandatory pre-bid site visit will be held on February 6 at 10 o’clock AM at Capitol Reef National Park. Questions may be directed to 435.425.4107. Closing date of bids will be February 10, 2014. Published in The Wayne and Garfield County Insider on JANUARY 30 and FEBRUARY 6, 2014
NOTICE The Wayne County Assessors/Motor Vehicle Office will be closed ALL DAY each Friday beginning Feb 7 and through March 28, 2014. We are trying to finish our re-appraisal of the Teasdale, Torrey and Grover areas. We will be out in the field doing the inspections of each property during this period. PANGUITCH MUNICIPALAIRPORT ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS February 2014 Separate sealed bids for the Panguitch Municipal Airport Pavement Maintenance Project, will be received by the office of Panguitch City, 25 South 200 East, Panguitch, UT 84759, until no later than 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 25, 2014, at which time the bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Late bids will not be accepted. Work includes: crack seal, seal coat, and paint markings on airport pavements. A five (5%) percent proposal guaranty is required. Plans, Specifications and Contract Documents may be examined at: Mountainlands Area Plan Room, 334 W Tabernacle St, Unit J, Ste 9, St. George and 583 W 3560 S Ste 4, Salt Lake City; Panguitch City Offices, 25 South 200 East, Panguitch, Utah; and at the offices of Creamer and Noble Engineers, 35 South 400 West, Suite 200, St. George, Utah. Copies of the Contract Documents may be obtained only at the offices of Creamer & Noble, Inc., upon payment of a fee of $35 for each copy, no part of which is refundable. The City of Panguitch reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive any formality or technicality in any bid in the best interests of the City. Refer to “INFORMATION FOR BIDDERS”, CONTRACT-2 to CONTRACT-4, and Section GP-20, paragraph 20-07 and 2008 for other specific requirements pertaining to bid submittals. Published in The Wayne and Garfield County Insider on FEBRUARY 6, 13 & 20 2014
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND BONDS TO BE ISSUED PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on January 21, 2014, the Board of Commissioners of Wayne County (the “Issuer”), adopted a resolution (the “Resolution”) declaring its intention to issue its Transient Room Tax Revenue Bonds (the “Bonds”) pursuant to the Utah Government Bonding Act, Title 11, Chapter 14, Utah Code Annotated 1953, as amended and to call a public hearing to receive input from the public with respect to the issuance of the Bonds. TIME, PLACE AND LOCATION OF PUBLIC HEARING The Issuer shall hold a public hearing on February 18, 2014, at the hour of 10:00 a.m. The location of the public hearing is in the Wayne County Commission Chamber, 18 South Main, Loa, Utah. The purpose of the meeting is to receive input from the public with respect to the issuance of the Bonds. All members of the public are invited to attend and participate. PURPOSE FOR ISSUING BONDS The Issuer intends to issue the Bonds for the purpose of (i) financing a portion of the cost of acquisition and renovation of an existing building for use as an information/travel center, together with all related work and improvements (the “Project”); and (ii) paying costs of issuing the Bonds. OUTSTANDING BONDS SECURED BY THE SAME REVENUE There are no outstanding bonds secured by the revenues from sales tax, which revenues are being pledged to secure the payment of the Bonds. ESTIMATED TOTAL COST OF THE BONDS The estimated total cost to the Issuer for the proposed Bonds is $159,375. The estimated cost of interest on the Bonds is $12,375. PARAMETERS OF THE BONDS The Issuer intends to issue the Bonds in the principal amount of not to exceed $250,000, to bear interest at a rate not to exceed 2.0% per annum, to mature in not to more than 15 years from their date or dates, and to be sold at a price not less than 100% of the total principal amount thereof, plus accrued interest to the date of delivery. The Bonds will specify that any installment of principal on the Bonds which shall not be paid when due shall bear interest at the rate of 18% per annum from the due date thereof until paid. EXCISE TAXES PROPOSED TO BE PLEDGED The Issuer proposes to pledge all of the excise tax revenues received by the Issuer pursuant to Sections 59-12-301, et. seq., Utah Code Annotated 1953, as amended for the repayment of the Bonds. A copy of the Resolution is on file in the office of the Wayne County Clerk in Loa, Utah, where it may be examined during regular business hours of the County Clerk from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, for a period of at least 30 days from and after date of the last date of publication of this Notice. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that a period of 30 days from and after the last date of 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 or the Bonds, or any provision made for the security and payment of the 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 in Wayne County, Utah, may sign a written petition requesting an election to authorize the issuance of the Bonds. If written petitions which have been signed by at least 20% of the registered voters of Wayne County, 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 Bonds. If fewer than 20% of the registered voters of Wayne County, Utah, file a written petition during said 30-day period, the Issuer may proceed to issue the Bonds without an election. DATED this 21st day of January, 2014. /s/ Ryan Torgerson County Clerk Published in The Wayne and Garfield County Insider on JANUARY 30 and FEBRUARY 6, 2014
NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The following described property will be sold at public The Garfield County Commission will hold a public hearing auction to the highest bidder, payable in lawful money of the to discuss the proposed renovation and expansion of the Garfield United States at the time of sale, at the Garfield County Offices Memorial Nursing Home Facility. The Commission plans to Located at 55 So. Main Street, Pangutich UT 84759 in Garfield submit an application to the Community Impact Board for fundCounty, Utah on February 25, 2014 at 10:00 am of said day, ing of the Nursing Home Renovation and Expansion Project. for the purpose of foreclosing a Trust Deed originally executed The Commission is soliciting comments concerning the project by Guilan Forrest Griffin, Jr. and Jennifer B. Carleton, as joint as well as the size, scope and nature of the funding request. The tenants as trustors, in favor of John Ellenburg and Peggy O. El- Hearing will be held on Monday, February 24th at 11:30 a.m. in lenburg, Trustees of the John Ellenburg and Peggy O. Ellenburg the Commission Chambers of the Garfield County Courthouse, Trust dated September 12, 1990, covering real property located 55 South Main Street, Panguitch, Utah. at 2655 East 4200 North (Antelope Ridge Road), Panguitch, UT Published in The Wayne and Garfield County Insider on 84759 and more particularly described as: FEBRUARY 6, 13 & 20 2014 All of Lot 2, Antelope Ridge Estates, Phase I, 2nd Amended, a Subdivision according to the Official Plat thereof, recorded in the office of the County Recorder of said County. Subject to a 25 foot right of way and easement for roadway Cut and Save and utilities along the West boundary of said Lot as disclosed in the recorded Plat 2014 Motor Vehicle Registration Fees EXCEPTING THEREFROM all coal and other minerals, as provided under Sections 65-1-15, 65-1-16, and 65-1-17, Utah Vehicle Model Year Fee Code Annotated 1953 and as amended, together with the right of 2014‐2012 $197.75 ingress and egress for the purpose of exploring and/or removing the same 2011‐2009 $157.75 Together with 0.45 acre feet of water in water right no. 2008‐2006 $127.75 61-2709, claim no. a31879 as on file with the Utah State Water 2005‐2003 $97.75 Right Engineer. The Current beneficiary of the Trust Deed is John Ellenburg 2002 & Older $57.75 and Peggy O. Ellenburg, Trustees of the John Ellenburg and Peggy O. Ellenburg Trust dated September 12, 1990 and the record owners of the property as of the recording of the Notice of 2014 Safety Inspection Requirements Default are Guilan Forrest Griffin, JR. and Jennifer B. Carleton, as joint tenants. Vehicle Model Year Safety Inspection The sale is subject to bankruptcy filing, payoff reinstatment or any other circumstances that would affect the validity of the 2014‐2011 Not Required sale. If any such circumstance exists, the sale shall be void, the 2010 Required successful bidders funds returned and the trustee and current ben2009‐2007 Not Required eficiary shall not be liable to the successful bidder for any damage. 2006 Required This Notice of Trnstee’s Sale is an attempt to collect a debt, and any information obtained will be sued for that purpose. Bid2005 Not Required ders must tender to the trustee a $5,000.00 deposit at the sale 2004 & Older Required and the balance of the purchase price by 12:00 noon the day Compliments of Garfield County DMV 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. Postal money order payable to Security Title Company. Cash payments are not accepted. A Trustee’s deed will Decorative Rock be delivered to the successful bidder within three business days Sand after receipt of the amount bid. Dated: January 22, 2014 Gravel Security Title Company of Garfield County, Trustee Driveways /s/ Travis V. Hatch, Vice President 15 No. Main Street/PO Box 177 Culverts Panguitch, UT 84759 Amy Jackson, Owner (435) 676-8808 Published in The Wayne and Garfield County Insider on Local pit located in Torrey JANUARY 30 and FEBRUARY 6 & 13, 2014 Call 435-425-3030 or 435-691-5745
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Job Description This posiiton leads and participates in the planning and preparation of food, assuring proper food production techniques are applied according to menu, recipe requirements, and department standards. Responsible for management of department resources, which may include inventory management, cash handling, and/or staff resource management. Ensures department food safety and sanitation standards are maintained. Ensures equipment and facility are in good/safe working order and takes action if needed. Leads by example and holds staff accountable to meet Intermountain standards. Participates in the strategic planning and budgeting processes for the department. Consults with manager/director on issues/concerns and determines course of action. Responsible for quality and customer service in their areas. Interfaces directly with departments to plan programs or problem solve issues as they arise. Interviews, hires and trains new staff. Trains, coaches, and counsels staff. Minimum Requirements • Four plus years experience in retail/institutional food preparation and techniques. • Demonstrated ability to read, write, and communicate effectively • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team • Demonstrated ability to follow instructions • Basic computer and math skills • Food Handler’s Permit as required by county • ServSafe Certification required within 90 days of hire Physical Requirements • Carrying, Climbing, Hearing/Listening, Lifting, Manual Dexterity, Pushing/Pulling, Seeing, Speaking, Squatting/Kneeling, Standing, Walking Preferred Qualifications • Hospital food service experience • Inventory control, costing, and forecastin experience • Culiary training from a recognized program • One year supervisory experience Please Note All positions subject to close without notice Intermountain Healthcare is an equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V escalante city Chief of Police Escalante City is accepting applications for a Chief of Police. The successful candidate will be required to live in theEscalante City limits. Submit a resume to Escalante City (PO Box 517, Escalante, UT 84726)before 4:00 p.m. on February 18, 2014. Utah Post Certification preferred, but not required. Anyone interested in applying for this position must pass the Standardized P.O.S.T. Exam prior to making application. The Exam is given at the Browning Learning Center on the Dixie College Campus each Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. For further information regarding the Exam and registration requirements, contact the Browning Learning Center at (435) 652-7696. Escalante City reserves the right to accept or reject any or all applications. Escalante City is an equal opportunity employer. 2/6
WAYNE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT Substitute Teacher/Aide Wayne High School has a position for a substitute teacher/ teacher aide. This position will be for 27 hours a week with no benefits. Applicant will be expected to report to Wayne High School every day and then receive their assignment whether substituting for a teacher or acting as a teacher aide. Call Mary Bray at 425-3411 with questions. This position will close at Feb. 12 at 4:00 P.M. Please send applications to: Mary Bray Wayne High School PO Box 217 Bicknell, UT 84715 Wayne School District is an equal opportunity employer and reserves the right to accept or reject any or all applications. 2/6
southern utah conservation district Soil & Water Conservation Technician/Planner The Southern Utah Conservation Districts have an opening for the position of a Soil and Water Conservation Technician / Planner. This position will be based out of the Cedar City Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office. A college degree is preferred, although not required if the applicant has had several years of appropriate experience. On the job training is provided. This is a full time entry-level position with a salary in the $28,000.00 to $32,000.00 dollar range: depending on experience and capabilities. The position also includes health insurance and retirement benefits. Please submit a resume’ and an introductory letter, (writing skills are important), about yourself by close of business, February 21, 2014. Send resume to: Utah Association of Conservation Districts 250 E. Center #3/P.O. Box 806 Panguitch, UT 84759 Attn: Tyce B. Palmer 2/20
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Report: Nearly One-Third Of Utah Households “Financially Insecure”
SALT LAKE CITY - Nearly one in three Utah households is living paycheck-to-paycheck, with little or no financial safety net, according to the Corporation for Enterprise Development. The CEFD’s annual Assets and Opportunity Scorecard shows that 32 percent of households don’t have enough savings to cover basic expenses for even three months in the event of job loss or health crisis. Martha Wunderli, executive director at AAA Fair Credit Foundation in Utah, says despite the state’s unemployment rate being well below 5 percent, it
seems more people are struggling. “It appears to be getting worse,” she stresses. “I think the down economy has contributed to that. People lost overtime, hours, they lost their jobs.” The scorecard is a national report that examines assets and income, businesses and jobs, housing and home ownership, health care and education. Wunderli says agencies like hers offer help for people to restore their credit and build a better life. “Credit counseling - debt management services going
through asset building strategies that would include match savings,” she explains. “So we have a full continuum of services so we can meet somebody wherever they are.” Wunderli adds the AAA Fair Credit Foundation specializes in Individual Development Accounts that provide matching funds for low-income people. The combined savings can be used to help purchase a home, get an education or start a small business. —Troy Wilde, Utah News Connection
SALT LAKE CITY - Some Utahns may be pouring themselves a few too many drinks on a regular basis, despite the health risks. And a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds many people are not discussing their drinking habits with their doctors. The report found at least 38 million Americans drink too much, but only one in six has ever actually talked about it with a medical professional. Dr. Rahul Khare, an emergency room physician, says a short conversation with patients
can help people reduce their alcohol use. “We have actually found that even by talking with people that binge drink, we can actually decrease the alcohol intake the next time they start to drink,” he explains. “So it is very powerful and effective.” Besides alcoholism, the dangers associated with drinking too much include risks for heart disease, breast cancer, sexually transmitted diseases and unintended pregnancy. Binge drinking is defined as consuming four or more drinks for women, and five or more drinks for men, within two
to three hours. Khare says physicians need to take the discussion with patients beyond the topic of alcohol use and how much they drink. “Something needs to happen beyond asking the question,” he stresses. “There has to be some education, and then some education around why it’s bad and the health problems that can occur. “And when you do this, you can sometimes change behavior, which is the goal.” —Troy Wilde, Utah News Connection
Report: Alcohol Use Should Be a Doctor’s-Office Discussion
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Don’t Fall for Valentine’s Day Scams by Jason Alderman
On Valentine’s Day, people’s emotions run all over the map – some are head-over-heels and want to shower their loved one with gifts, while others are despondent because currently they have no one special in their life. Whatever your love status, one thing everyone needs to guard against at this time of year is scams. Valentine’s Day brings out the best – and worst – in human behavior. Our impulse is to be generous and search for the ideal gift. Internet thieves know this and coolly set traps for unsuspecting shoppers. And, not surprisingly, dating websites experience greater activity, along with a corresponding increase in relationship scammers. Here are some of the more common Valentine’s Day scams to avoid: Electronic greeting cards are popular year-round, especially near holidays. Scammers count on you not paying attention when you receive an email with an innocuous subject line like, “Someone you know just sent you an e-card.” Unless you’re certain someone sent you an e-card, never click on links or follow instructions to download software to open the message. Chances are you’ll load a virus or malware onto your computer, dooming you to receive endless spam or even endangering your personal and financial information. Valentine’s Day is the busiest day of the year for florists. Since many people now order flowers online, these purchases are a common target for fraud. A few tips when choosing a florist: • Make sure the physical location, contact information and fees for the florist who’s actually fulfilling your order are fully disclosed. • Pay by credit card so if there’s a problem you can dispute it with your card issuer. • If you receive an email saying there’s a problem with your order, call the florist
to make sure it’s legitimate; don’t click on any links – they could be malware. Beware of emails and social media ads touting great deals on other Valentine’s themed gifts like chocolates, jewelry or lingerie. Unless you’ve previously done business with a company that legitimately has your email address, be skeptical. Watch out for minor typos in the web address – www.macys.comm instead of www.macys.com, for example. It’s no coincidence that dating websites are busier during the winter holidays and leading up to Valentine’s Day. Lonely people’s defenses are lowered, making them vulnerable to online romance scams. Before they know it, victims are conned into sharing personal or financial information, or lending money – money they’ll never see again. I’m not saying don’t pursue love online at legitimate dating sites. Just watch out for these warning signs: • They want to move your conversations off the dating site immediately and use personal email or instant messaging – the better to avoid policing
by the site’s Webmaster. • Their online profile sounds too good to be true. That’s because they’ve probably shaped it to reflect your stated preferences. Or, conversely, their profile may be suspiciously sketchy on details or their photos don’t seem genuine. • They profess love very quickly, even before you’ve spoken or met. • They claim to be a U.S. citizen working overseas – often in the military. • They make plans to visit, but are suddenly prevented by a traumatic family or business event – one which your money can overcome. Bottom line: Don’t let your emotions get the better of your common sense when it comes to matters of the heart. For more tips on spotting and reporting online scams, visit the Federal Trade Commission’s website (www.ftc.gov). Jason Alderman directs Visa’s financial education programs. To Follow Jason Alderman on Twitter: www.twitter. com/PracticalMoney
February 6, 2014
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