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DWR Conducts Pheasant Release in Wayne County

RICHFIELD - Nearly 2,000 pheasants were released in Sevier, Wayne and Millard counties recently. Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife (SFW) paid for the birds. After obtaining the pheasants, Division of Wildlife Resources biologists and SFW members released the birds on state-owned wildlife management areas that are open to public hunters. The pheasants were released on Feb. 26 and 27. Most of the pheasants were females that are not legal to harvest. Hopefully, the hens will survive, breed this spring with male pheasants on the WMAs and raise broods of wild pheasants that hunters can pursue this fall. Before releasing the birds, DWR biologists tagged each hen with a brightly colored leg band that the biologists can see from a distance. In May, June and July, biologists will see how the birds are doing by recording the number of released hens that have chicks with them. DWR Biologist Lynn Zubek was in charge of the release. He says the DWR and SFW have worked hard to improve habitat on the WMAs where the pheasants were released. “It’s great to see pheasants released onto these areas,” Zubeck says. “We hope they’ll survive and reproduce.” In addition to paying for the pheasants, SFW members were on hand to help release the birds. “It’s great to see these birds fly into the brush,” said SFW member Troy Justensen. “In the future, I look forward to bringing my children here to hunt pheasants.” Justensen says SFW is excited to team with the DWR to help Utah’s wildlife. Paul Niemeyer, an SFW member from Richfield, says many people in the local communities are interested in pheasants and other wildlife. “I love to see a group of hunters, including youngsters, gathered around a pickup with a cup of hot chocolate in their hands and a couple of pheasant tail feathers sticking out of their coat pocket,” Niemeyer says. “That’s as good as it gets.” Much of the money for the pheasant release and other wildlife projects in Utah is generated at local fund-raising banquets held by sportsmen’s organizations, including SFW.

Lynn Chamberlain

A hen pheasant takes flight in south-central Utah. The DWR and Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife released 2,000 pheasants—mostly hens—on Feb. 26 and 27. —Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Heavy Snow Causes Small Power Outages LOA - Due to heavy, wet snow accumulating on power lines, Garkane members may have experienced small power outages throughout our Northern Service area. Garkane crews responded quickly on Saturday morning to restore power to affected areas. For any questions please email nbrown@garkaneenergy. com or call 435-644-5026 —Garkane Energy


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Bryce Canyon N.P. to Waive Entrance Fees on Ten Days in 2013 BRYCE CANYON N.P. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced dates in 2013 when more than 2,000 national parks, national forests, national wildlife refuges, and other federal lands will offer free admittance to everyone. “Our national parks, wildlife refuges, forests, and other public lands offer every American a place to get outdoors, learn about our nation’s history and culture, and restore our spirits,” Salazar said. “By providing free admission, we are rolling out the welcome mat for Americans to visit and enjoy these extraordinary treasures that belong to all of us.” Tourism and outdoor recreation tied to public lands are powerful economic engines in communities across the country. Recreation on federal lands provided 440,000 jobs and contributed $55 billion to the economy in 2009. Each year, over 280 million national park visitors pump $31 billion into local economies, supporting 258,000 jobs. “We have a fantastic network of public lands that provides world class recreational opportunities, showcases our nation’s rich and diverse history, and features some of the most incredible scenery around,” said National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis. “The fee free days will give both first time and repeat visitors a good reason to spend time exploring these remarkable places.” Bryce Canyon National Park will join hundreds of National Park Service sites across the country in waiving entrance fees on the following dates: • April 22-26 - National Park Week; • August 25 - 97th Birthday of the National Park Service; • September 28 - National Public Lands Day; • November 9-11 - Veterans Day Weekend Although the $25 entrance fee will be waived at Bryce Canyon, entrance stations will be staffed to provide maps and information, and to sell annual park passes, including: • A FREE annual pass for active duty military members and their dependents; • A FREE lifetime pass for U.S. residents with permanent disabilities; • A $10 lifetime pass for U.S. residents age 62 and over • A $30 annual pass for the general public that provides entrance to Bryce Canyon National Park; • And an $80 annual pass for the general public. Except for the Bryce Canyon annual pass, each of the passes above provides entrance to lands managed by the National Park Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, and the U.S. Forest Service. —Bryce Canyon N.P.

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Kevin Heaton Receives Extension Agent of the Year Award

Noelle Cockett, Vice-president of USU Extension, presented Garfield County Extension Agent Kevin Heaton with USU’s “Extension Agent of the Year” award during a ceremony on March 6. Kevin was honored during an awards banquet during the Utah State University Extension Annual Conference. PANGUITCH - Each year, Utah State University presents a special award to a county Extension faculty member who exhibits excellence in the past year. This year, Garfield County Extension agent Kevin Heaton was selected for this statewide recognition for his excellent work serving Garfield and Kane counties. USU’s Southern Region Extension Director, Kristine Saunders, who has served as Heaton’s’s supervisor since 2005, says the nomination process involves all of the Extension administrators at USU who seek to nominate their best faculty members. “During this process,” says Saunders, “Kevin’s name surfaced a number of times. Kevin is well respected by his colleagues.” USU’s Cooperative Ex-

tension service delivers research-based education and information to Utah residents in the areas of agriculture, community development and family and consumer sciences. As a county Extension agent, Heaton is recognized for several programs and areas of expertise. Saunders said Heaton is regarded for his work in remote stockwatering, irrigation efficiency, and a five year program to help ranchers better understand the reproductive cycles of their livestock. “He also has an excellent weed management program,” says Saunders, noting in particular his work with communities to control Russian knapweed. Heaton also serves as manager of the Panguitch Experimental Farm and has implemented several innovative projects at the farm. Cur-

rently the Extension team is in the process of evaluating fruit and berry varieties for higher elevations that will best serve the region. “I enjoy working with Kevin because he is very focused, very directed and very passionate about his extension program. He makes things happen and documents impacts,” says Saunders. In addition to receiving the Extension Agent of the Year award, Heaton was promoted to Extension Professor in 2012, and is the youngest Extension agent ever at USU to receive full professorship. He was also honored at USU Extension’s Inaugural Lecture Series with the Inaugural Lecture for Kevin M. Heaton, on February 25, 2013.

Heaton Cont’d on page 2

Pace Family Earns Conservation Award

Pictured L to R are: Jennifer Pace, Jeff Pace, Paul Pace, Liz Pace, Karen Pace, David Pace, and Doug Pace. BICKNELL - The Pace Broken Arrow Ranch was given a Conservation Farmer of the Year award by the Fremont River Conservation District in a recent meeting. Pace Broken Arrow Ranch consists of Jeff & Jennifer Pace, David & Karen Pace, and Paul & Liz Pace. The Pace Broken Arrow Ranch was selected for this award for their many years of dedication to conservation and for their outstanding stewardship of the land. —Tracy Balch, NRCS, Richfield Phone: 435-826-4400 Fax 1-888-370-8546 PO BOX 105 Escalante, Utah 84726

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Cultivating Big Dreams on a Small Scale

Thanks for Snowplowing

Microloan Gains Popular Footing; Answers Need for Faster, Easier Credit

I need to publicly thank whomever the kind fellows are that keep my snow plowed during the winter months in Teasdale. It is a great feeling to come to Teasdale at night after a long day at work and find a plowed place to park my small Honda Civic. But I must saw, today was the supreme gift. When I went outside Saturday morning before clinic to start moving the heavy, wet snow that fell overnight, I found someone had already plowed all the snow behind my car away and made me a spot to park at the end of the day. All this while I was inside the house totally unaware! It makes my job so much easier knowing there are such kind people around me who look out for me when I am in Wayne County working. Bless you all. Sherree Rechtsteiner, Teasdale

by Arthur Douglas, USDA FSA

Thanks for Kindness

Shari Miller

A thank you to the wonderful people in Panguitch for their kindness and giving for Shawn Olsen Worthen. Ruby Worthen, Panguitch

The Devil’s Garden Ride Turnout: Tom Mansell on ‘Sawyer’, Shari’s horse, ‘Betty’, Cate Vining on ‘Boone’, Kris Waggoner on ‘Bing’, Carol Kracht on ‘Tux’, and Gwendolyn Zeta on ‘Brick’.

Thanks to everyone who called, came by, sent donations, flowers, food, and just gave of your love to us in our time of this great sorrow. It was amazing the outpouring of people who were there to comfort us and help us through this difficult time. Thanks to Ruby’s Inn for supplying rooms to everyone that came to be with us and to all those who just gave of their time and talents to help make this an easier time for us. We can never fully express our gratitude to you but please know that we are so grateful to live in this area where people care for others. We miss Willie and will for a long time to come. His passing left a big hole in our lives but we know he is at peace now. Your friendship will never be forgotten. The Willie Flores family. . .Yolanda, Scott, Krystyna, Matt, Kori and all the children, Tropic

Horse Club Enjoys Devil’s Garden Trek

Thanks for Love

Escalante Marquee: Think “Unity” Dear Escalante Citizens, When I worked with Carleen Mennen 15 years ago on the downtown park project, I expressed my concern that there was opposition to the changes. She advised me to find common ground among the groups it affected. That is good advice for any group trying to make progress. Have you ever noticed that community contains the smaller word “unity”? Have you also noticed how stalled our national government is because the biparty system is so divided? I propose we strengthen those commonalities that bind us together as a community so we can move forward and achieve our potential as a great small town. When the Main St. committee were designing a “look” for Main St., we recognized that we don’t fit any stereotypes. We certainly aren’t Southwest, nor Old West, but we are conservationists/modern pioneers/people who have chosen to leave the mainstream. These groups are identified by independent thinking. This is good. It also means there will be many divergent opinions about everything. This necessitates much negotiating and compromise because nobody will get their way all the time. When these ideas are expressed we needn’t be offended or defensive, but interested in finding the best ideas presented. Take the proposed new marquee on Main St. for example. The Main St. committee considered removing it years ago, but concerned citizens paid money for its renovation and it became an Eagle Scout Project. The sign became important to me personally because I saw it as a means of informing citizens of events, bringing people together, and strengthening the community. I personally revamped the acrylic board and posted messages for years until Sue Mosier replaced me. Now Elaine Lott is doing it. We have stuck up letters in the cold and heat for the goal of unifying the town. Now the sign is again in disrepair and a replacement has been generously offered in the form of a South Central Telephone LED scrolling script marquee. Those persons who are interested in keeping the old marquee should have the option of bidding on it and enjoying it at their own location while the town progresses into a more efficient form of communication. The common ground I see here is the communication we all benefit from. Whether it is a water board meeting, dog licensing clinic, or welcoming someone back home, the many messages can all be generated efficiently and without the labor the old method required. While it certainly won’t have that sentimental appearance, it will better accomplish the goal of further binding our town. I think it very fitting for a communications company to be the ones to do it. On a related note, Jerry, you’re doing a great job. Yes, it is lonely at the top. We appreciate all you’ve done and support you. The newsletter has been another great form of communication that kept us all in the loop. Thank you. Karen Munson, Escalante Heaton Cont’d from page 1 Heaton was raised in Alton, and as of this July will have worked for USU Extension for 14 years. He attended Brigham Young University, Southern Utah University and graduated from USU with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agribusiness in 1995. He received his Master’s Degree in Meat Science from USU in 1998. His areas of expertise extend to include gardening, watershed and riparian restoration, community education, and research. He’s been instrumental in putting together the annual cattle reproduction workshop, the UT/AZ range livestock workshop, master gardening class, soil testing services, noxious weed control services, 4-H ice fishing classes, range grass research plots at the Panguitch Experimental farm, farm and natural resources field days for elementary children, and watershed days for middle and high school students. He is noted for his excellence in teaching, acquiring grant funding, research, writing publications and extending university research and expertise to the residents of Garfield and Kane counties. Heaton is also known for playing practical jokes on those he works with. “Kevin is very fun to work with, he has a great sense of humor, and is easy going. He has a great camaraderie with the people at the Garfield County Court House. He is a great boss, and I have been privileged to work for him,” says Natalie Marshall, USU Extension Office Assistant in Garfield County. Heaton will continue to provide education to county residents through workshops, tours, 4-H and providing expertise and research results in areas of agriculture and gardening. —Insider Report

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ESCALANTE - On Wednesday, March 6, the Canyon Country chapter of BCHU held its first group ride for 2013. A half dozen riders and horses met at Devil’s Garden around 11:30 a.m. The riders then left the parking area and rode back up and across Hole In The Rock Road where they followed cattle trails along the beautiful red sandstone washes. They made a big loop and ended up coming back into Devil’s Garden about an hour and a half later. Taking advantage of the picnic tables there, the ride was followed by a pot-luck lunch. Meetings for 2013 are scheduled for the second Wednesday of every month. There is generally a pot-luck supper followed by the meeting in which volunteer projects and fun outings are discussed and planned for. Anyone interested in attending is welcome. Locations vary, but can be ascertained by contacting any member. —Gwendolyn Zeta

The Big Fix is Coming to Wayne County

TORREY - Color-Country Animal Welfare, based in Torrey, is working with Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab to bring “The Big Fix” to Wayne County this summer. The Big Fix program was created to spay and neuter feral or family cats and dogs so local animal populations can be kept under control. The Big Fix van will come to Wayne County for two or three days to provide expert veterinarian services. The program used to fix feral or stray cats is called Trap-Neuter-Return or TNR and is used all over the United States and around the world. It is a completely humane way of trapping strays, getting them fixed, inoculated for rabies and returning them to their homes. Simply killing or relocating strays allows other unneutered animals to move into these colonies and begin reproducing all over again. Before arranging the Big Fix with Best Friends, CCAW needs a tally of the stray animals in Wayne County and a count of how many of them have not been fixed. From March 15 thru April 15th, you will see CCAW binders at the local post offices and Royals Market. If you know of any strays and/or colonies in your area, please take a minute to put your information in the binder. Families who have pets they want to be fixed can also sign up. Color-Country Animal Welfare (CCAW) has worked with volunteers in Wayne Country since 2009 to care for stray cat colonies, provide financial assistance for spaying and neutering, and to rescue strays or abandoned cats and dogs and find good homes for them. Additionally, vouchers for low cost spays and neuters are available through CCAW throughout the year. For more information, please visit our website or visit us on FaceBook or call us at 435/836-2698. —Color Country Animal Welfare


Community Health Input Sought for Escalante Clinic

BICKNELL - Wayne Community Health Center is starting an application for a New Access Point in Escalante, Utah. This new access point would provide medical, dental, mental and pharmacy services to the town of Escalante and surrounding communities. This will be an ongoing collaboration with Garfield Memorial Hospital, Escalante Town, Garfield County, and WCHC. Letters of support from community members and partners explaining in their own words why this is needed would be greatly appreciated. Your stories of medical emergencies or care issues are what define the great need in the community. Please send by March 20, 2013 to be included in the application. If you would like a letter template you can email Ramona. Thank you for your help and support. Please send or e-mail your letters to: Wayne Community Health Center Att: Ramona Larsen PO Box 303 Bicknell, Utah 84715-0303 —Wayne Community Health Center

Throughout my tenure as State Executive Director for the Utah Farm Service Agency (FSA), I have met several small and beginning farmers and ranchers, military veterans and disadvantaged producers interested in making a living in production agriculture. For many, the high cost of purchasing land and equipment can be prohibitive, compelling newcomers and those struggling against odds to take risks to finance their dreams by relying on credit cards and personal loans with high interest rates. I am keenly aware, too, that the average age of our farmers and ranchers is increasing. I am concerned about where the next generation of farmers and ranchers will come from. The U.S. Department of Agriculture understands the needs of these small, beginning and specialty crop producers. Through the Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) Farm Loan Programs division, the department responded to their needs by developing a new microloan program that will provide up to $35,000 to help bolster these producers during their start-up years. Likewise, it will assist small, established producers who find themselves in extenuating financial circumstances. Microloans are like other operating loans. They can be used to purchase livestock, equipment, feed, seed, fertilizer and related supplies. And here’s a real benefit when compared to those credit cards and personal loans; the current interest rate for a microloan is 1.125%. It is imperative that we use solutions like the microloan to provide access to credit to those just starting out or those producing on a smaller scale in order to grow American agriculture. It’s important because Agriculture can provide new jobs that will build our economy and ensure a safe and affordable food supply at home and abroad. In addition, these loans keep people living in our rural communities, sending their children to our local schools and doing business in our local shops. But here is how microloans are unlike traditional FSA loans. Applying for them is a simpler, more flexible process. By reducing the application form from 17 pages to eight and modifying requirements for experience, it‘s easy and far

more convenient for both our customers and our employees. Although some production experience is necessary, there are many producers who may not meet the managerial requirements for traditional loans but may be eligible for a microloan. FSA will consider an applicant’s small business experience, experience with a self-guided apprenticeship and specialized education to meet the prerequisite. As the country moves toward more local food sources and joins the farm-to-table movement, there is an increasing number of people going back to the farm and selling their products through farmers markets and community supported agriculture. Microloans are perfect for those who want to grow niche crops to sell directly to ethnic markets, farmers markets or consumers. Young future farmers and ranchers also will benefit. Prospects that previously used an FSA Youth Loan to finance an agricultural endeavor, successfully repaid the debt and are of the “age of majority” according to state law, are eligible for microloans. The microloan graduates producers to a new level and further prepares them for larger FSA operating loans or commercial loans through the FSA Guaranteed Loan Program. By expanding access to credit, FSA continues to help grow the industry on which our country was built — Agriculture. Through FSA, more than 128,000 loans totaling $18 billion have been issued. The number of loans to beginning farmers and ranchers has increased from 11,000 in 2008 to 15,000 in 2011. More than 40 percent of USDA’s farm loans now go to beginning farmers, while lending to socially disadvantaged producers has increased nearly 50 percent since 2008. At FSA, we aim for ways to help farmers and ranchers achieve their dreams, to be part of the American population that feeds the world whether they are large-scale or smallscale operations. By supporting America’s growers, we help all Americans. We provide a secure, low-cost food supply and make a major contribution to the U.S. economy. And we do these things while nourishing millions.

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South Central Board of Directors from the Bryce Canyon / Bryce Valley Area Wahweap Ramp Pumpout Closed for Repair

PAGE, AZ - The main ramp pump-out station at Wahweap will be closed for approximately one week beginning Monday, March 2530, 2013 to provide major maintenance on the floats. The National Park Service and ARAMARK, in a joint operation, will replace and repair parts of the superstructure of the floating dock. The project is expected to be complete by March 30. The fuel dock pump-out station will be operational during this time —Glen Canyon N.R.A.

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Sports Page Wayne Sports

Panguitch Seniors Win Academic All-State

by Lauren Jackson

Weather Trumps This Week’s Track Meet; Plan Ahead for Torrey’s 5-10K! Track and Field had their meet in Hurricane cancelled last weekend due to bad weather, so there is nothing to report this week. However, they will have a meet on Saturday the 16th in Kanab. Good luck, Badgers! Remember to sign up for the Torrey Town 5K10K race/walk that will be held on July 27, 2013. You can pre-register at by going to Torrey’s Redrock Race, or you can call the town office and register there with the town clerk at 1-435-425-3600. The entry fee is $25.00, and a family rate (families only) 4-6 entries, $10.00 discount, which includes a Kokopelli Tee Shirt. Contact people are: Torrey Town clerk-Paula Pace, or Torrey Town Treasurer at the Torrey Town office on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. or contact council member, Janet Hansen at 1-435-425-3721. Lauren Jackson is a senior at Wayne High School.

Coming up: Track and Field Schedule: • Kanab Invitational - March 16th • Matt Burr Invitational in Salina - March 23rd • Manti Invitational - April 5th • Carbon Invitational - April 13th • Panguitch Invitational - April 17th • Nyle Norris Invitational in Richfield - April 27th • Richfield Pepsi Relays - April 30th • BYU Invitational - May 3rd-4th • Region at Bryce Valley - May 8th • State Track and Field at BYU - May 17th-18th

Wayne 4Hers Get their Game On!

Jennifer Miller

PANGUITCH - Six senior students from Panguitch High School were awarded Academic All-State in boys and girls basketball at the championship games of the state tournaments. These six students were the only seniors on their teams and all received the award. This award requires lots of hard work and dedication academically. These students all maintain an accumulative GPA of 3.9 or higher along with their hard work on the basketball court. From left to right. Kaden Figgins son of Jason and Jennifer Miller, Dalan Bennett son of Gary and Tammy Bennett, Katelyn Parkin daughter of Shawn and Vonnie Parkin, Frecia Houston daughter of Ryan and Tammy Houston, Mason Orton son of Beth Brewster and Dale Orton and Josh Henrie son of Tiffnie Henrie and Dave Henrie. Congratulations Bobcat Seniors on this prestigious award!

Photos and captions by Lisa Stevens

Second and third grade students participating in 4-H Green Giants/Blue Sharks basketball game at Loa Elementary on Thursday March 7.

Get outstanding low prices on quality products. Team members Jaxson Luddington and Talmage Jensen from the Green Giants grab a rebound while Zachary Neff of the Blue Sharks looks on during the 4th/5th grade 4-H basketball game.

Maggie Taylor of the Blue Sharks attempts to run down Christopher McNey, of the Green Giants, during the fourth & fifth gaders 4-H basketball game last Thursday.



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School Notes

The Wayne Theatre Upstart I would like to inform the parents who may have a 4-year-old child at home of a free preschool program. The Utah Legislature funded program provides preschool students with the opportunity to have a fun start to reading, math and science. The program is free to the parents; the only requirement is the completion of a simple form that can be found in each elementary school in the District. If you would like more information, you can visit On a different note, in May of 2011, Garfield School District was in a difficult situation financially. In order to adopt a balanced budget, the employees agreed to a 4% cut in their total compensation. This reduction allowed the District to move forward with a balanced budget. With the changes made in staff reductions and reassignment during FY 12, the District was able to produce a budget that was not dependent on Secure Rural Schools (SRS) money from the Federal Government. Thanks to our local County Commissioners and our State Representatives in Washington DC, the District was awarded SRS funding for this current school year FY 13. With this additional revenue, the School Board approved a one time 4% payment to any employee who experienced the 4% cut back in 2011. Employees who were hired after May of 2011 would not be eligible for the 4% because they were hired on a pay scale that already included a 4% cut and agreed to work for the District on this salary schedule. Teachers, secretaries, custodians, foodservice, para educators, and bus drivers received the onetime payment. I would personally like to thank those individuals who willingly gave up 4% to help balance the budget back in 2011. It was nice to be able to pay these employees back. You may or may not agree with the decision to pass the additional SRS funding onto the employees but the truth is the District could not have achieved financial stability without the help of the employees. —Superintendent Ben Dalton

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view a student for 10 minutes, fill in a personalized evaluation form on the student, and move on to the next student. The evaluation is returned to the student after you leave. And, if you meet a student you like, don’t hesitate to keep a copy of their resume or invite them to apply with your company. Students come from automotive, business management, computer applications, computer information systems and networking, diesel and heavy duty mechanics, industrial mechanics, machine tooling, welding, and more. Let us

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“UTAH,” the Fourth Grade Play, is a Hit! Mrs. Trena Barlow’s and Mrs. Stacie Ekker’s classes presented the fourth grade play, “UTAH! This is the Place.” Friday March 8. The students taught the audience all about what makes UTAH great! “Our play was fabulous! The student did such a great job!” said Mrs. Barlow, “Thank you so much to Mrs. Chappell for her help on the music. The songs are so fun for this play and the kids really enjoy singing them. We have learned all about the history of our great state.” The teachers also wanted to express their gratitude to Jamie Leavitt and Brandon Jensen for the terrific decorations. Next week we will have a play review from a member of Mrs. Libby Torgerson’s 3rd grade class. Mrs. Stephanie Williams’ third grade class has been learning all about simple machines and how they make life easier. “We took a web quest and found out just how many simple machines are in each room of our houses.” said Mrs. Williams. In writing students are working on how to write a persuasive letter. “First they wrote to their parents; then they wrote one to those tricky leprechauns to persuade them

to give them their pot of gold.” “Dear Lucky, I believe that I should have your pot of gold because I can pay for college & a vacation. I can pay for a class DATES TO REMEMBER…! to be a mechanic. • Mar 12- (T) Bookmobile I will get a good • Mar 14- (R) NO SCHOOL education. I can fix • Mar 18- (M) End of 3rd term cars. My family and • Mar 27- (W) No School I can pay for a fam• Mar 28-Apr 1- SPRING BREAK ily vacation. If we go on a vacation, we have more shoes to where with can take a break from working my clothes. These are my reaand have fun. This is why you sons I think you should give should give me your pot of me your gold Mrs. O’Farrell. gold. From, Riley” From, Tamara” “Dear Mr. O’Brien, I beTonight’s 4-H basketball lieve you should give me your schedule will be as followspot of gold because I would 5:00 4th/5th grade: Yelbuy 7 cars for each day of the low Jackets vs Green Giants week. I would order all of them 6:00 2nd/3rd grade: Yelfor each Day. I would buy a low Jackets vs Green Giants mansion. I would make it all 7:00 2nd/3rd grade: Blue nice and clean. I would have Sharks vs Red Bulls lots of rooms. People would 8:00 4th/5th grade: Blue be able to stay with me. This is Sharks vs Red Bulls why you should give me your Thank you to the followpot of gold. From, Dax” ing members of the Badger Dear Mrs. O’Farrell, I be- basketball team; Rhett Blacklieve I need your gold for col- burn, Brigg Blackburn, Jace lege. It is important because I Christenesen, can become a doctor or a nurse Regan Brian, Braden Briand get a house, car, furniture an and Jake Stevens for acting and food. I need your gold for as our referees. clothing and shoes. It is important because I can be warm, have prettier clothing, and

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of my strongest passions. Theatre is in my blood. I love to sing and act on stage. I have toured a few colleges, and the two that seem most appealing to me are Utah Valley University and Brigham Young University.  Those are more practical than my previous goal(Cambridge University, EnglandÉ) Though travelling to different countries would be FANTASTIC!  My goals for the future are to be successful in either teaching Literature or getting involved with graphic design.The major inspirations I have to look up to are, of course, parents, and my older brother and his love for what he doesÓ.....Peyton

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Do Not Settle for Babylon: You’re By Cynthia Kimball Better Than That I was talking with a friend recently discussing that sometimes we settle for Babylon. What’s Babylon, you may ask? Stone (2006) tells us that it, “...was, in the time of ancient Israel, a city which had become sensual, decadent, and corrupt. The principal building in the city was a temple to a false god, which we often refer to as Bel or Baal.” Settling for Babylon could refer to when you do what everyone else is doing. For instance, you are at a party, and everyone is drinking, and you, feeling the pressure, and perhaps even being pressed to drink, you succumb and drink a bottle of beer. But not because you ever wanted to, but instead because the pressure was too great. You also didn’t want to look foolish and be the odd man out. Then before you knew it, you were on your second bottle of beer and planning to attend the next party. But why even put yourself in that situation in the first place? Is being cool more important than doing the right thing? If you’re being pressured to attend one of these parties then the people that are pressuring you are not friends or real and true friends. And if you do consider them friends it’s time to get new ones. Often times a man or a woman will hear this line, “Well, if you loved me, you would,” in regards to being sexual. If you ever hear this line, you need to flee this relationship as soon-as-possible. No one who truly loves you would ever give you this ultimatum. This situation also represents Babylon. Some TV, video games and Internet sites also represent Babylon. Yet, if you

don’t want to be in Babylon, why do you even watch and or engage in them? I live in a city, Las Vegas, which many consider to be the Babylon. I did, too, before I moved here. And I even did for a while until I met the saints of this city. These are good people, doing good and righteous things. But you have them in your city or town too. You just have to look for and seek them out. Yet, Stone (2005) feels, “...that sensuality, corruption, and decadence, and the worshipping of false gods are to be seen in many cities, great and small, scattered across the globe. Anything that takes you away from being and doing good represents Babylon. As stated, it could be drinking or being at a party. It could be drugs. It could be dressing immodesty. It could be in the inappropriate words you choose. It could come through in your body language and how you walk. It could be in the fancy car you drive. If the most important thing to you is your car, gossiping, viewing or watching pornography, your video game, your TV show, the next party, being sexual with your boyfriend or girlfriend, your jewelry, clothes or home, etc., it’s time to reevaluate your life as you may already be in the depths of Babylon. Don’t settle for Babylon. Don’t settle for what everyone

else’s doing unless it’s good. Often times you know right away what is right or wrong. Listen to that. It’s your body’s warning sign telling you that what you are doing is right or that danger’s ahead. Stone (2006) says, “[You] do not need to adopt the standards, the mores, and the morals of Babylon.” He suggests, actually, to “...create Zion in the midst of Babylon. What a luminous and incandescent phrase, as a light shining in the midst of spiritual darkness. What a concept to hold close to our hearts, as [you] see Babylon becoming more widespread.” “[You] can have [your] own standards for music and literature and dance and film and language. [You] can have [your] own standards for dress and deportment, for politeness and respect. [You] can live in accordance with the Lord’s moral laws. [You] can limit how much of Babylon [you] allow into [your] homes by the media of communication” (Stone, 2006). How do you do this? Just don’t ever entertain anything that has to do with Babylon. Cynthia Kimball is a speaker and trainer through her company Every1Counts, LLC, and a doctoral student in Workforce Education Leadership. She sometimes writes for Deseret Connect. E-mail:

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Purely by coincidence, I ran into my husband in our local grocery store. He was carrying a beautiful pink azalea, and I joked, “That better be for me.” From behind, a woman’s voice: “It is now.”

Lost in the Store

From halfway across the store, I could hear a mother calling for her son: “Jimmy, Jimmy!” I turned a corner into another aisle and found a sixyear-old by himself playing with some umbrellas. “Are you Jimmy?” I asked. “Yes, I am.” “Didn’t you hear your mother call?” “Yes.” “Aren’t you going to go to her?” He shook his head. “No, she’s not hysterical yet.”

Driving back from Vermont, I stopped at a vegetable stand. It was deserted except for a sleeping German Shepherd. I stepped over the dog, helped myself to some corn, then opened the cashbox to pay. Taped to the inside of the lid was this note: “The dog can count.”

Retirement Fishing

For their retirement vacation, my mother and father decided to drive through Alaska. Dad, who loves to fish but never had the time, was especially looking forward to breaking in all the gear my brother and I had given him, including the graphite pole that came in its own leather case. After driving for a few days, they found a perfect spot where Mom could read in the shade and Dad could fish. After he had struggled down the bank with all his gear, Mom was surprised to see him lugging it back up a few minutes later. He had just discovered that what he had packed was his leather-encased pool cue.

Dangerous Dog

Upon entering the little country store, the stranger noticed a sign saying DANGER! BEWARE OF DOG! posted on the glass door. Inside he noticed a harmless old hound dog asleep on the floor beside the cash register. He asked the store manager, “Is THAT the dog folks are supposed to beware of?” “Yep, that’s him,” he replied. The stranger couldn’t help but be amused. “That certainly doesn’t look like a dangerous dog to me. Why in the world would you post that sign?” “Because”, the owner replied, “before I posted that sign, people kept tripping over him.”

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One of the greatest challenges in this life is the loss of a loved one. Unfortunately, in addition to the terrible, emotional strain associated with this loss, there are many legal issues that must be addressed. This article attempts to provide a brief checklist of some of the legal issues that should be addressed upon the passing of a loved one. Legal Documents: Determine whether the deceased left a will, trust or other documents to take effect upon death. Whether there is a will or trust will effect how the estate administration should proceed. If there is no will or trust, state laws will govern the administration process. It should be noted that powers of attorney that may have been used while the decedent was alive terminate upon death. Individuals Cared for by the Deceased: Minor children or incapacitated adults that were being cared for by the deceased must have someone else appointed to take care of their needs. Usually, a court will appoint a guardian and/ or conservator for the minor or incapacitated adult. This person can be designated in the deceased’s will. Inventory of Assets: It is very important to locate all of the deceased’s assets and ensure that they are protected and sufficiently insured. Secure and inventory family heirlooms, antiques and other personal property items of value. If the deceased lived alone, it may be wise to promptly

by Jeffery J. McKenna change the locks on the home. In doing an inventory of the assets, it is helpful to take photos or videos. Payment of Creditors: Determine that there are sufficient assets in the estate to cover funeral expenses and other debts before paying any bills. If some creditors are paid and it is later determined that there are insufficient assets to pay others, there can be problems. Social Security: Contact the social security office to determine what benefit, if any, may be available for the surviving spouse and/or minor children.

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Tax Returns: Often, state and federal tax returns including the deceased’s final 1040 income tax return, the estate or trust’s 1041 income tax return, and an estate tax return if the estate is valued at more than $5,000,000. The preceding is a brief list of some of the items that should be considered upon a loved one’s death. Although proper estate planning can do much to minimize and help simplify procedures at death, there are legal issues that must be addressed when a loved one dies. An estate plan that addresses and minimizes these legal issues is truly a wonderful gift for those that are left behind. 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, Olmstead and Pack with offices in St. George and Mesquite. If you have questions you would like addressed in these articles, you can contact him at 435 628-1711 or jmckenna@

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Garfield County Bookmobile Schedule Tuesday Every 2 Weeks Mar. 19; Apr. 2, 16, 30; May 14, 28 Bryce Valley Elementary 10:30am - 2:45pm Bryce Valley High School 2:45pm - 3:45pm Cannonville Park 4:00pm - 4:45pm Henrieville Chapel 5:00pm - 6:00pm Bryce Canyon Residential Area 6:30pm - 7:30 pm Wednesday Every 2 weeks Mar. 20; Apr. 3, 17; May 1, 15, 29 Panguitch Elementary 8:30am - 11:30am Head Start Pre-school 11:30am - 12:00pm Duck Creek 2:00pm - 4:00pm Hatch Chapel 4:30pm - 5:30pm Thursday Every 2 Weeks Mar 21; Apr. 4, 18; May 2, 16, 30 Escalante Elementary 8:30am - 9:30am Escalante High School 9:30am - 10:30am Boulder Elementary 12:00pm - 2:00pm Escalante Elementary 3:00pm - 3:45pm Escalante Phone Office 4:00pm - 6:00pm

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Members of the Methodist Women’s Church Circle in one Wisconsin town some years ago were disturbed because a widowed church member and her three small daughters were staying away from services. Finding the reason to be a lack of suitable clothes, the ladies’ group corrected the situation in a generous manner. When the little girls still failed to appear at Sunday School, some of the ladies called to inquire about their absence. The mother thanked them sweetly for the clothing and explained, “The girls looked so nice, I sent them to the Presbyterian Church!”

AG MARKET NEWS Producers Livestock Auction, Salina, Utah Tuesday, March 5, 2012 Receipts: 1,260. Last Week: 654. Last Year: 985. Feeder Steers: mixed but mostly steady on similar offerings, except wts over 550 lbs 4.005.00 higher. Feeder Heifers: mixed but mostly steady, except 400-550 lbs 4.00-5.00 lower. Holstein Steers: mixed but mostly 1.00-2.00 lower on similar kinds. Slaughter Cows: mixed but mostly 1.00-2.00 lower on similar kinds. Slaughter Bulls: mixed but mostly 1.00-2.00 lower on similar kinds. Feeder Steers: Medium and Large Frame 2: 200250 lbs scarce; 250-300 lbs 169.00-181.00; 300-350 lbs 174.00-177.00; 350-400 lbs 152.00-156.50; 400-450 lbs 156.50-172.00; 450-500 lbs 155.00-167.00; pkg 172.00; 500-550 lbs 155.00-172.00; 550-600 lbs 147.00-164.50, pkg 171.50; 600-650 lbs 135.00-149.00; 650-700 lbs 133.00-141.00; 700-750 lbs 129.50-135.50; 750-800 lbs 127.50-131.00; 800-850 lbs 122.50-128.00; 850-900 lbs 114.00-0122.00; 900-950 lbs 113.50-115.50; 950-1000 lbs 105.00-114.00. Holsteins Steers: Large Frame 3: Bull Calves: scarce; 200-300 lbs scarce; 300-500 lbs pkg 300 lbs 98.00; 500700 lbs 78.50-85.50; 700-900 lbs 75.50-87.00; 900-1000 lbs 77.50-80.50. Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large Frame 1-2: 200-250 lbs scarce; 250-300 lbs 131.00142.00; 300-350 lbs 145.00155.00; 350-400 lbs 136.00150.00, pkg 154.00; 400-450 lbs 125.50-142.00; 450-500 lbs 134.50-146.00; 500-550 lbs 129.50-143.50; 550-600 lbs 125.00-137.00; 600-650 lbs 123.00-135.50; 650-700 lbs 120.00-128.00; 700-750 lbs 117.00-128.50; 750-800 lbs 119.50-127.50; 800-850 lbs 112.50-121.00; 850-900 lbs 111.00-113.00; 900-950 lbs pkg 110.25; 950-1000 lbs pkg 105.00; Heiferettes: 62.00-98.50. Stock Cows: scarce. Slaughter Cows: Boning 80-85% Lean: 70.00-78.50, 82.25; Breaking 75-80% Lean: 70.50-79.00; Commercial: scarce; Cutter 85-90% Lean: 62.00-69.50. Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade 1000-1500 lbs 82.00-89.50; 1500-2090 lbs 92.75-101.50; Yield Grade 2 10001500 lbs scarce; 1500-2525 lbs 68.00-90.50; Feeder Bulls: 960-1130 lbs 86.00-105.00. Source: USDA-Utah Dept. Of Agriculture Market News , Salt Lake City, UT (435-230-0402.)

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TORREY News Adus Dorsey

What a difference a month makes. In the first week of March there has been more activity on Main Street and the side streets of Torrey Town than there has been since Halloween 2012 when 3 foot tall costumed Trick or Treators sleuthed their way around Torrey Town diligently going house to house knocking on doors in search of sugar. The most noticeable winter related Highway 24 traffic through Torrey are the constantly scurrying vehicles from Garkane Energy, South Central Communications and ever present I Web Conn’s Don Foutz’s, all in their distinctively visible and uniquely labeled vehicles. And not to be forgotten are our local Wayne County and Utah State Highway employees in their over sized equipment, as well as the ever present locally owned and constantly wandering and hungry backhoes that are always on call and ready to meet the excavation needs of all of Wayne County and beyond. KSL’s Kevin Eubanks hand me down crystal ball seemed to be working in fine order as the wild and much anticipated snow storm he predicted for Central Utah did actually manifest itself. Snow depths ranged from 3 to 12” depending on where you were at with Bicknell being the big winner this go round. Chad, Torrey’s maintenance man must have been like a kid at Christmas as he was up before dawn and had the streets of Torrey cleared long before Brian Hansen’s rooster even thought about waking up to crow. Almost as exciting as the much needed snow was the arrival of Girl Scout cookies. Anticipating the weeks before delivery of the boxed delicacies was near torture and refraining from going down the cookie isle at Royals Foodtown grocery store was worse. But luckily after reluctantly taking in another notch on the old belt the little knock at the front door finally came and the Girl Scout cookie angels sang. I am never so happy to pay for something as I am hand delivered Girl Scout Cookies and there is nothing better than the smile of a little Girl Scout having made the sale or her mother making the last cookie delivery.

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John Ellett. Sandwich artist. As soon as the ditch dries out Torrey residents can expect to start seeing smoke. It is once again that fun time of year when every pyro with a match and five gallon bottle of propane begins to burn every weed in sight. For those of us that have personally learned the dangers of an uncontrollable fire (and nearly lost our Fire Department Badge as a result) are community reminders of what can happen when you take fire for granted. Use common sense and every garden hose you have, borrow some if necessary, because if you don’t your name will go down in Wayne County history and you will be mentioned in vain every year at this critical time, and as the years progress the story of your worst day ever grows bigger than the brush fire you started ever did. Contact your local Fire Department before burning anything, these highly trained guys and gals’ lie awake at night waiting for the siren to go off. Theses dedicated community individuals spend countless volunteer hours training, preparing and maintaining equipment for just such an emergency event. Don’t become a point of discussion at you local fire house, respect fire and the damage it can do. In other ditch related news an inordinate amount of Keystone Light beer cans have found their way into the Torrey canal bed this winter. The canal seems to have become a favorite target for drive by lit-

terbugs in Torrey. An in-depth investigation is under way to determine the Keystone Light Beer Can littering source and possibly set up a Keystone Light beer can driving course and aluminum recycling barrels in an attempt to curb town littering and reap the benefits from the excess beer cans being strewn about town. “Don’t be bitter, don’t litter”. Daylight savings time didn’t seem to catch as many folks off guard as was expected, maybe because they hadn’t realized it or didn’t want to admit it or maybe it was because it was from all the reminders on the TV and internet. Either way the spring forward time change is in effect and it will be affecting us all differently. The Torrey Area Hikers Group were not caught off guard by the time change and headed off right on scheduled into the canyons of Capitol Reef National Park on their weekly excursion which was surely filled with adventure and comradeship. Once again the Friday night open Mic at the Rim Rock Patio proved to be inviting and musically spectacular. Visitors from as far away as downtown New York City were impressed with the high level of local talent, western hospitality and lingo. The Eastern seaboard of the United States seemed to highly represented in the crowd and were seen singing sang along to their favorite tunes performed by Will Barclay, Jim Robinson


and Sandy Borthwick. Scott Brown joined in and provided percussion on the bongo drums on some tunes and beer sales increased among the San Pete County shed hunters present after a few really sad tunes sung by Sandy. Like Punxsutawney Phil the ground hog, Al Dieffenbach showed his shadow in Torrey this weekend and reminded all residents on the 100 North Block that once again he plans to set a precedent for a well manicured lawn for the rest of the residents to attempt to follow this summer. Al and Julia’s Dieffenbach’s attention to yard maintenance detail is a hard act to follow, so much so that he is often willing to kick in and help everyone else out with theirs to ensure pristine yard related compliance. Thanks Al. Like the long waited anticipation over Girl Scout Cookie deliveries, local, county and national visitors are anxious to see businesses open in Torrey. Thank goodness the Red Cliff restaurant has provided winter long fine dining opportunities. A chalk board sign at Slackers burger joint has announced their spring opening, The Chuckwagon General Store is certain to turn on the flashing yellow lights at any minute and the Phillips 66 / Subway is now open for business with Sandwich artist John Ellett constantly smiling and anxiously awaiting to take your gourmet, made to order Subway sandwich order.

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Did you survive the Daylight time change? I tried something different this year and changed the time on Friday night and got a head start on the hour of lost sleep, it seemed to work alright. I love daylight savings time; it is so nice having that extra hour of daylight. I expect that it will start getting warmer, it won’t hurt that the first days of spring is March 20th. That was a nice storm on Friday and Saturday morning, it was strange though, it would snow, dry out, snow dry out and you didn’t even have to shovel it, if you waited. Tomorrow night “Friday the 15th” is the celebration of Panguitch’s Birthday. Past and present Mayors will be honored and there will be entertainment and refreshment. Come on out and enjoy the moment, it will be fun. St. Patrick’s Day is next Sunday; it is also the Birthday of the Relief Society (it will be celebrated on Saturday the 16th). Now is the time to buy corn beef, it will be at its lowest price of the year. Corn beef is about as easy a meal you can make, put the meat in a crock pot and boil it over night and add the veggies and the cabbage last, eat and enjoy. Many events have been going on at the High School. On Monday Mrs. Natalie Perkins took her class up to the State Capital, so they could see what the Legislature does at this time of the year, first hand. She was assisted by

Elaine Baldwin. On Tuesday Ms. Shawn Caine took her FBLA Club to Layton for the State Competition. The Students were in their finest attire and seemed satisfied with their efforts. Laura Adams is Ms. Caine’ s right hand at this competition and a very valuable asset to the group. 24 Students went—need I say more? This is another way that the students can compete with all of the State schools in Business Computer Technology. The students will find out how they did this week. Mr. Ryan Houston’s debate class traveled over to Wayne for the Region competition. The Bobcats have won this competition for sixteen year in a row. State finals will be held in St. George later and the Cats have won State 2 out of the last 3 years. Almost all of the Debate team qualified for State, with many of them receiving accolades from the judges. A big thank you goes to our teachers who give the students opportunities and experiences to participate with and against students their own age at the bigger schools. It provides feedback to our teachers that they are doing a great job preparing our students for the future as well as instilling confidence in our kids as to their capabilities. Still Quiet on Main Street! Talking to one of the local truck drivers, who had just come across 89A, said that he had talk to one of the locals from Page who felt

the damage done to Hwy 89 would take at least 6 months to repair. He said the road was built back in the 50s, along with the Dam and they have discovered that there are a lot of caverns below it. They may have to figure out another way to reroute the highway. While at the Post Office, I was complaining to Julianne Mullenaux about all of the requests for money that I receive daily. I even got one from save the Wolves; don’t they know that our legislators just okayed $300,000 of tax payers money to see what it takes to kill off the wolf population? Julianne said last year she kept track of all of these request and it was 85. I now have a new hobby, counting requests; I do have enough address labels to last me till I am well over 100 years old. I believe that they are hiring out at the Lodge at

Bryce Canyon for the summer. However with the Government not being able come up with a budget, some of these jobs at the Park may not be available. Try www fun and look up Bryce Canyon. The bike race tour (Utah Tour) in August will need a lot of volunteers to make it come off well. Around eighty will be needed for the start of the race, so if you would like to get into the fun, call the Travel Center and ask for Ms. Owens. Facts on light from the Smithsonian: 15,000 miles of neon tubing are used to light the Las Vegas Strip. It is 434 light years to the North Star and the light you see today from that star, left there in the year 1579 AD. Remember Live for today, remember yesterday and plan for tomorrow! Mack O.

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by Marlene Haws ~ 826-4859 • There have been lots of birthdays this past week! It was Analee Spencer Knudsen’s 60th Birthday on March 1, but many friends and relatives gathered in Springville on Saturday March 9th to honor her at a surprise party. We will have to check with her to see how many of those one heart can take after the 60th! Anyway, “Happy Birthday” Analee! I hear Camille Shakespear and Analee’s daughters did a great job in the planning. Other birthdays I heard about were: Dianne Richins, Marilyn Jackson and Alan Bailey. All on the 10th. “Happy Birthday” to all and to all you others who are keeping your age a secret! Janalee and Louie Bernardo had the privilege of enjoying two little grandchildren during the week. Their parents are Heath and Tiffany Spencer, Bicknell. Carlyle and Joyce Shurtz were here from Salt Lake for a few days. I think they have already started getting rid of the old weeds from last Fall. Tommy Alvey was taken by ambulance to the hospital this past week. Word has it that his heart was acting up. Reports on Sunday were that he was in ICU in St. George and had some infection. We send him Get Well Wishes. Janice Gledhill is also in the hospital in St. George for a heart procedure. We also wish her the best and hope all is well with her. Ryan and Tiffany Roundy, Phoenix, Arizona, and three sons visited in town last week. They were on their way

to Provo to take their oldest son, Porter, to the MTC. He will be there for a few weeks then go to Mexico City, Mexico to fill a LDS mission. Ryan is a son of Noel J. Roundy, grandson of Quinn and Luella Roundy. MaeVonn Taylor had son Jimmy and Ethel Taylor, and their grandson, here. She now has a new stove and a new sink since their visit. Her son, Jerry Taylor, had started on some of the work but he and Monica had to go up North to tend some of the grandkids while their parents went on vacation to Hawaii. Pauline Lott and Emilee Woolsey just returned from a week long trip to Hawaii. They were lucky to have a cousin, Bernell Roundy, who owns a condo in Mauii and they were able to stay there. Bernell and his brother, Noel J. Roundy, also took them on a sight seeing trip, or three, while they were there. Reggie and Shondelle Gillins, Enoch, brought their family here to celebrate the fourth birthday of their third son, Brexton, at the home of Grandpa Brent and Grandma Patrice Cottam. Their son, Taiven, had been here during the week with his cousin, Jaxen Cot tam, so they took him back home. Now Jaxen is in Kanab with his aunt and uncle, Elisa and Nate Lyman, while his mom,Tari, is on a trip to New York. She went with her sister, Tanya Taylor and her daughter who belongs to a dance group from St. George and they all went to New York City.

On their way back home Reggie and Shondelle stopped in Cannonville for the baptism of Dax Cottam, son of Garrette and Megan Cottam. Congratulations, Dax! Howard and Sandra Miller have been in Colorado visiting relatives. Chad Cottam, Cedar City, is spending a few days here with his parents, Brent and Patrice, while his wife, Jordon, is in Florida with her mom and sister, Cyndi and Lacee Leach, Panguitch. Lacee is attending medical meetings. The Daughters of the Utah Pioneers will not hold their usual monthly meeting tonight, Thursday, March 14. They will hold it together with the Sons of the Pioneers for their meeting next Thursday, March 21. Their lesson will be given there. The Relief Society Birthday Party will be held tonight, Thursday, March 14th. Both wards will be combined for the event. Ward Conference was held in Escalante First and Second Wards and in Boulder on Sunday. Lane and Geraldine Liston attended a surprise 30th birthday party for Tyler Mclemore in LaVerkin on the weekend. His in-laws, Gary, Sandy and Kelsey Liston all came from St. Johns, Az. to join in the fun. Tylers mom and dad, Marc and Susann McLemore and most of his family, except Nathan, were there and Jenifer, Tyler’s wife, had done a bang up job of decorating and planning. They said it was fun!

On Sunday the Listons and McLemores went to Cannonville for sacrament meeting. Emilee Liston Clark and Jenifer Liston McLemore were the speakers and Emilee sang a beautiful song. They said it was a very spiritual meeting. Geraldine also went to visit Bonnie Nelson while she was in Cannonville. They had close connections through the telephone company when Geraldine and Bonnie’s husband, Bill, were both working there. Bonnie says she enjoys reading the Escalante News and wanted to say “Hi” to all her friends in Escalante. The family of Mark Griffin has been taking turns going to see him this past week. His sisters, Melanie Johnston and Stephanie Volker, went on the weekend and his mom and dad, Gene and Thais Griffin, visited him the first of the week. His wife, Tina, tries to keep all of us posted on his condition and, as we all know, his trials have been many these past 9 months. He has had many setbacks with surgeries, pneumonia, ect. But has managed to keep his spirits high and has been determined and willing to face the challenges. He gets around in a motor chair quite independently. He is now in the Promise Hospital, inside the LDS Hospital, his room number is 404, 8th Ave C Street, Salt Lake City, 84143. For those of you who would like to visit him or send a card. Tina says he loves to visit.

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Being a teenager is never easy, but for some kids, it is excruciating. For parents, being able to tell the difference between normal growing pains and real trouble is crucial. From drug abuse to depression to more serious physical or mental abuse, it’s important to recognize when your teen is in trouble. “Young people don’t always have the tools or perspective to process everything that’s happening to them. Many teens will turn inward, keeping feelings to themselves,” says Bulbul Bahuguna, a psychiatrist and author of the new novel, “The Ghosts That Come Between Us,” a coming-of-age story about a victim of childhood sex abuse. “ But Bahuguna, whose novel is informed by her work treating adults coping with childhood abuse issues, says parents can break the silence. “What can hurt teens even more than the troubles and issues they face, is the silence of those around them. Parents should never play the role of silent bystanders,” she says. Here are some steps you can take to help your child survive the teen years emotionally unscathed: • Recognize that it can take courage to talk about certain issues, such as depression, or being the victim of bullying or abuse. Just because your child isn’t vocalizing an issue, doesn’t mean everything is okay. If your child is acting withdrawn, secretive, angry or sad, set aside time for a discussion. By engaging regularly, you can encourage teens to speak honestly with you before problems start. Don’t force or pry, however. • While you’re no longer changing diapers or spoon feeding your teenager, older children need parents too. “Being there” for teenagers means reviewing report cards,

communicating with teachers, facilitating extracurricular activities and being a great listener and emotional support system. • While you may be able to talk your child through some of life’s bumps in the road, some situations call for professional help. Not only is a therapist or psychiatrist professionally qualified to help develop coping skills, your child might feel more comfortable talking to someone objective. Such aid can be crucial to helping your teen move on and grow into a healthy adulthood, stresses Bahuguna, whose new novel “The Ghosts That Come Between Us” traces the life of an abused girl as she grows of age into a triumphant but tormented adult. The novel implies that the protagonist’s adult life would have been less tormented had she had access to help growing up. • Ensure your school offers easy access to mental health services and encourage your child to use those services. • Boost self-esteem by fostering your teen’s talents and regularly letting them know you love them. It is normal for a child to seek specialness. Unfortunately, this pursuit of specialness sometimes is exploited by abusive adults. It is important to fill teenagers’ specialness void by nurturing their innate talents, say experts. “Society needs to believe the victim and the victim needs to believe that healing is possible with courage, honesty and patience,” says Bahuguna, emphasizing the need for trust and patience. More advice from Dr. Bahuguna can be found at www., along with information on her new book. —Statepoint

Be A Quitter

SALT LAKE CITY Seven Utah tobacco users will share the ups and down of kicking the habit as part of the Utah Department of Health’s (UDOH) new reality campaign, “Be a Quitter.” Campaign participants range in age from 21 to 61 and will use social media and video to share their quit experience with Utahns. “We know it isn’t easy to quit tobacco, and we’re very proud of this group for sharing their stories to help inspire others,” said Janae Duncan, Program Coordinator, UDOH Tobacco Prevention and Control Program. “Not only do the participants believe that being part of this campaign will give them the extra support they need to quit, they also feel that sharing their story will inspire others who may be trying to quit tobacco.” The campaign participants, who have used tobacco for periods ranging from five to 40 years, will open their lives to the public by sharing the effects – both good and bad – that quitting has had on them and their families and friends. Topics may include how many

cigarettes they did or did not smoke that day, urges to smoke or chew, how they combat their cravings, and the effect their changes in lifestyle are having on their relationships. “We wanted to use real people for this campaign because we wanted to show smokers everywhere that while it’s difficult, you’re not alone,” said Duncan. “There will be trials and hurdles, but you should never give up.” The campaign targets the more 200,000 Utah adults who currently smoke. Participants include Chelsea Kessler, 22, Park City; Scarlett Hartwell, 61, Ogden; Gavin Hoffman, 35, Salt Lake City; Tanner Cormack, 21, Tooele; Kathy Ott, Salt Lake City; and Mary Beth Stover, 52 and her husband Bob Stover, 51, North Salt Lake. To learn more about the participants and see the video trailer, visit Free resources are always available for people who want to quit tobacco. For help, call the Utah Tobacco Quit Line at 1-800-QUIT-NOW or visit

Daniels Fund Awards $776,500 in Grants to Utah Nonprofits

DENVER - Organizations providing educational services to seniors, youth, and the homeless are the recipients of $776,500 in grants to Utah nonprofits announced this week by the Daniels Fund. Grant recipients include: Alzheimer’s Association; Family Connection Center; Guadalupe Center for Educational Programs; Odyssey House of Utah; Salt Lake Arts Academy; The Cache Community Food Pantry; and Volunteers of America. “The importance of the nonprofit sector to our society and the size of its impact are generally not well known,” said Linda Childears, president and CEO of the Daniels Fund. “The amount of good these organizations do on limited budgets is remarkable, and the services they provide to those in need are irreplaceable.” The Daniels Fund will award a projected $1.6 million in grants to Utah nonprofits in 2013. Funding areas include: Aging, Alcoholism & Substance Abuse, Amateur Sports, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, K-12 Education Reform, Ethics & Integrity in Education, Homeless & Disadvantaged, and Youth Development. Bill Daniels, a pioneer in cable television who owned the ABA’s Utah Stars, established the Daniels Fund to operate the Daniels Fund Scholarship Program and the Daniels Fund Grants Program in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. Visit for more information. —The Daniels Fund

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SALT LAKE CITY - March is national Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and this year in Utah, from 900 to 1,200 new cases are expected to be diagnosed. Risk factors for colon cancer include family history, ethnic background, poor diet, smoking or drinking, lack of exercise and advanced age. Nearly 400 Utah cases will be fatal, even though colon cancer is treatable when caught early, according to Dr. Paul Amundson. “What we are really trying to do is raise the awareness,” he said, “because it is an extremely common condition that is surprisingly very easy for us to prevent through regular colon cancer screenings.” The American Cancer Society suggests that both men and women start to follow a testing schedule when they reach age 50. In Utah, more than 60 percent of people over 50 can say that they’ve kept up with their screenings, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But for those who are uninsured or have high-deductible policies, the cost of a colonoscopy - from $2,000 to $3,000 - can be prohibitive. Amundson said the focus on increasing the screening rates for colorectal cancer is an important goal because - as he knows firsthand - finding problems early is vital. “Get your colonoscopy, like I did last fall,” he said. “They found a real small polyp that in five or 10 years had a chance to become cancerous. You eliminate those, you truly prevent a noncancerous growth from becoming cancerous.” When colorectal cancer is diagnosed and treated at an early stage, nine out of 10 people live at least another five years. However, that survival rate drops substantially if the cancer has spread to nearby organs or lymph nodes before being discovered. State statistics are available at —Chris Thomas, Utah News Connection

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PUBLIC NOTICE DISTRICT COURT, STATE OF UTAH, GARFIELD COUNTY 55 South Main Street, Panguitch, Utah 84759, Telephone: (435) 676-1104; Facsimile: (435) 676-8239 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF PAUL CLARK BOWMAR, deceased, NOTICE TO CREDITORS, Case No.13600003, Assigned Judge: Wallace A. Lee, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that LINDA MANSELL, was appointed as Personal Representative of the estate of PAUL CLARK BOWMAR, and creditors of the estate are given notice to present their claims to BARRY L. HUNTINGTON, attorney for the estate, P.O. Box 388, 55 South Main Street, Panguitch, Utah 84759, within 3 months after the first publication of this notice or be forever barred. DATED this 28th day of February, 2013. BARRY L. HUNTINGTON Published in The Wayne and Garfield County Insider on MARCH 7, 14 & 21, 2013 PUBLIC NOTICE DISTRICT COURT, STATE OF UTAH, GARFIELD COUNTY 55 South Main Street, Panguitch, Utah 84759, Telephone: (435) 676-1104; Facsimile: (435) 676-8239 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF BLAINE A. TEBBS, deceased, NOTICE TO CREDITORS, Case No.133600002, Assigned Judge: Wallace A. Lee, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that PEGGY TEBBS, was appointed as Personal Representative of the estate of BLAINE A. TEBBS, and creditors of the estate are given notice to present their claims to BARRY L. HUNTINGTON, attorney for the estate, P.O. Box 388, 55 South Main Street, Panguitch, Utah 84759, within 3 months after the first publication of this notice or be forever barred. DATED this 28th day of February, 2013. BARRY L. HUNTINGTON Published in The Wayne and Garfield County Insider on MARCH 7, 14 & 21, 2013

INVITATION FOR BIDS FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO BRYCE CANYON AIRPORT GARFIELD COUNTY, UTAH A.I.P. PROJECT NO. 3-08-0035-11 Sealed bids for improvements to the Bryce Canyon Airport, A.I.P. Project No. 3-08-0035-11, will be received by Garfield County at the Clerk’s Office at 55 South Main, Panguitch, Utah 84759 until April 18,, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. MDT and then opened and read aloud. The work involved includes the following: SCHEDULE I APRON REHABILITATION For a complete set of Plans, Specifications and Contract Documents all purchases must be made through our website at A digital copy may be downloaded for $50.00. A hardcopy may be purchased for $100.00 for each set. There will be no refunds. Each bid must be accompanied by a Certified Check or Cashier’s Check in an amount not less than five percent of the total bid made payable to Garfield County, or by a Bid Bond in like amount executed by a Surety Company. The Bidder must supply all the information required by the proposal forms and specifications and he/she must bid on all items of every schedule. Garfield County reserves the right to waive any informality in or to reject any or all portions of the various bid items. No proposal may be withdrawn for a period of one-hundred twenty (120) days from the opening thereof. A Pre-Bid meeting will be held at the Bryce Canyon Airport on April 11, 2013 at 1:00 p.m., MDT. All bidders are advised to examine the site to become familiar with all site conditions. The proposed contract is under and subject to Executive Order 11246 of 24 September 1965, as amended and to the equal opportunity clause and the Standard Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Construction Contract Specifications, including the goals and timetables for minority and female participation. A Certification of Nonsegregated Facilities must be submitted prior to the award of the proposed contract, including any subcontracts in excess of $10,000.00. The proposed contract is subject to the provisions of Department of Transportation Regulations 49 CFR Part 26 (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Participation). Minimum wage rates as established by the Secretary of Labor are applicable to all schedules awarded for this project. Any questions regarding this project are to be directed to the office of Armstrong Consultants, Inc., Grand Junction, Colorado, (970) 242-0101, for interpretation. GARFIELD COUNTY, UTAH Published in The Wayne and Garfield County Insider on MARCH 14, 21 & 28, and APRIL 4 & 11, 2013


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See Hundreds of Tundra Swans Seeing and hearing just one tundra swan is enough to take your breath away. You can see hundreds of tundra swans at this year’s Tundra Swan Day. The free wildlife viewing event will be held March 16 at two locations in northern Utah. Imagine seeing and hearing hundreds of them. You can at Tundra Swan Day. On March 16, the Division of Wildlife Resources will host Utah’s annual Tundra Swan Day. Admission is free. Viewing will take place at two sites: The Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area west of Farmington and the Salt Creek WMA west of Corinne. The Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge was planning on holding a Tundra Swan Day on March 16 too. However, on March 5, personnel at the refuge announced that the event

had been canceled because of cuts in the federal budget. The Bear River Refuge is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Farmington Bay and Salt Creek: Viewing at the Farmington Bay and Salt Creek WMAs runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Spotting scopes will be available so you can get a close look at the swans. For more information about Tundra Swan Day, call the DWR’s Northern Region office at 801-476-2740 or the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge at 435-723-5887. The Wild About Birds Nature Center in Layton is also a great place to call or visit to learn about recent bird sightings. You can reach the center at 801-779-BIRD (2473). You can also download a free PDF fact sheet about tundra swans online. If you can’t attend the

March 16 event, you can still get out and watch swans on your own. Phil Douglass, regional conservation outreach manager for the DWR, says the Salt Creek WMA west of Corinne is the best place to get a close look at swans. “Randy Berger, the manager at the WMA, has done a great job creating a viewing pavilion that will shelter you from the wind,” Douglass says. While you can see hundreds of swans while driving on the 12-mile auto tour loop at the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Douglass says swans are usually farther away than they are at Salt Creek. When the swan migration peaks in mid-March, as many as 35,000 swans will be in Utah. —Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

PUBLIC HEARING Paunsaugunt Cliffs Special Service District will hold a public hearing on Friday, March 22, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the Hatch Community Center, 49 West Center, Hatch, Utah to adopt Ordinance No. 2013-1 which pertains to water rate fees. The public may inspect the ordinance at the Paunsaugunt Cliffs Sales Office, 1300 N. HWY. 89, Hatch, Utah or at the meeting. Published in The Wayne and Garfield County Insider on MARCH 14 & 21, 2013 ANNOUNCEMENT OF APPOINTMENT AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS In The Sixth Judicial District Court of Garfield County, State of Utah. In the matter of the Estate of Melba Evans Davis, Jacqueline D. Seely, whose address is P. O. Box 425, Mona, UT 84645-0425, has been appointed Administrator of the above entitled estate. All persons having claims against the above Estate are required to present them to the undersigned or to the Clerk of the Court within three (3) months after the date of the first publication of this Notice or be forever barred. Date of the first publication is March 7, 2013. Jacqueline D. Seely, Personal Representative PO Box 425, Mona, UT 84645-0425. Telephone: 435-681-0104 Published in The Wayne and Garfield County Insider on MARCH 7, 14 & 21, 2013

Governor on Utah’s Economy: “Steady as She Goes”

SALT LAKE CITY Governor Gary R. Herbert said Utah’s economy continues to remain “steady as she goes” following the latest employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Beehive State’s January data shows the economy growing at 3.1%, roughly twice as fast as the national economy’s 1.6%. Our unemployment rate sits at 5.4%, compared to the nation’s 7.9%. “Utah’s economy is still solid, and growing once again at historic norms,” Governor Herbert said. “This is gratifying especially in light of federal uncertainty and the cloud of sequestration. I am pleased that Utah continues to experience stable, sustained job growthcreating real opportunity for Utahns.” Though December’s unemployment rate was initially reported at 5.2%, the latest data from BLS revised that number to 5.4%, matching January’s unemployment rate. “The BLS regularly revises their data this time of year,” Chief Economist Juliette Tennert said. “And while it is undeniable that the unemployment rate remains too high, it is markedly lower from previous highs. Utah’s long-term economic trends show a return to pre-recession economic vitality.” —

You can see hundreds of tundra swans at this year’s Tundra Swan Day. The free wildlife viewing event will be held March 16 at two locations in northern Utah. Photo by Phil Douglass, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

For Your Health Should You Take a Daily Aspirin? You have probably seen a great deal of publicity about taking 81 mg of aspirin daily to thin your blood. This may lower your risk of heart attack or stroke. However, there are risks to taking aspirin without first speaking to your physician.

Is Aspirin Really a Drug? People often believe that OTC drugs, herbals, dietary supplements, and homeopathics are far safer than prescription medications, since they can be purchased in any retail store. Although OTC drugs are easier to obtain, they still have dangers associated with them, and certain patients should not take them at all. This is the great challenge with nonprescription products. While the label provides a good deal of critical information about their use, a vast majority of people never read the labels at all. For this reason, you should always purchase these products from a pharmacist who can advise you on their use. Aspirin, in particular, is a potent and powerful drug, and it must only be taken under medical advice. Speak to Your Physician First It can be dangerous to start aspirin therapy without first checking with your physician. The labels of aspirin products in the United States will not have directions on them to allow you to safely take aspirin for prevention of heart attack or stroke. It is best to obtain complete use directions from your physician. Further, aspirin can interact with other medications you are taking and cause serious medical problems. When you speak to your physician about future aspirin use, bring a complete list of all medications you are currently taking. This includes prescription and nonprescription drugs, as well as herbal products and dietary supplements. You should also provide the following: 1) A medical history (e.g., asthma, atopic dermatitis) for you and your family members 2) Whether you have been diagnosed with heart or circulatory disease 3) Any allergies or sensitivities, especially to aspirin or other analgesics 4) Adverse reactions you have experienced in the past from taking aspirin or other analgesics 5) Your daily alcohol intake. Other Precautions in Aspirin Use You should be aware of other aspirin label warnings. For instance, children and teenagers taking aspirin for chickenpox or flu may develop Reye’s syndrome, which can be a deadly illness. Further, those who drink 3 or more alcoholic beverages daily can experience severe stomach problems if they take aspirin. Patients with stomach problems (e.g., heartburn, upset stomach, stomach pain) that will not go away or comes and goes should not use aspirin without speaking to a physician. The same applies to patients with bleeding problems, ulcers, and asthma. If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, it is important to speak to your physician before using aspirin, as it can be dangerous. Taking aspirin during the last 3 months of pregnancy can cause serious problems for the fetus. Taking aspirin shortly before delivery can cause bleeding problems for the mother and baby. If you are breastfeeding, you should not take aspirin, as it can cause problems for the baby if the drug gets into the breast milk. Remember, if you have questions, Consult Your Pharmacist Steve Marshall, Shaunna Rechsteiner —Pharmacists 95 East Center St. l PHONE (435) 676-2212


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Accidents 1 Animal Calls 2 Assaults 2 Assist Agency 10 Assist Ambulance 7 Assist Citizen 3 Assist Officer 12 Call Outs 4 Citations 8 Civil Disturbance 2 Court Bailiff Hrs 16 Court Security Hrs 8 Crowd Control 5 Disturbing the Peace 2 Domestic Dispute 2 Drugs/Narcotics 1 D.U.I. 1-assist Felony Charges 2 Fingerprints 7 Follow-ups 21 911 Hang-ups 4 Illegal Consumption 1 Intoxication 2 Investigative Hours 42 Juvenile Problem 2 Juvenile Referrals 3 Keep the Peace 3 Meetings 19 Misdemeanor Charges 4 Papers Served 3 Prisoner Transports 4 Probation Violation 3 Public Relations 6 Special Assignment 2 Suspicious Circumstances 3 Suspicious Person 2 Suspicious Vehicle 2 Theft 2 Traffic Control 4 Training Hours 17 Trespassing 1 Warnings 25 Welfare Check 3

rected, lost control and rolled. Property damage only. Charges pending. Juvenile Problem - On February 28, 2013, Deputy Gulley was dispatched to Wayne Middle School on an alcohol violation. Parents were notified of the offense. After the investigation, one young male juvenile was cited into juvenile court for possession of alcohol. If you have any information concerning these reports or others please call the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office 435836-1308. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT. WAYNE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE


Property Damage, Theft, Suicide Attempt - On January 18, 2013, Deputy Gulley, assisted by Deputy Brown was dispatched on a disturbance in Loa. A young adult male suspect had cut both arms with a knife and had been taken to Wayne Health Center for medical care. Suspect had caused property damage. Due to the potential danger to both himself and others, suspect was taken into custody, transported to Sevier County Jail and charged with graffiti, theft and a mental health evaluation was performed. Domestic Disturbance/ Controlled Substance - On January 21, 2013, Sheriff Taylor was contacted by a female resident of Loa for a domestic disturbance. Sheriff Taylor responded assisted by Deputy Webster and Deputy Brown. One male subject was taken into custody, charged with, possession of methamphetamine, possession of heroin, possession of marijuana, damage to communication device, criminal mischief and was transported to Sevier County Jail. Hit & Run/Property Damage - On January 24, 2013, Deputy Brown responded to a hit & run accident in Bicknell, where a vehicle had lost control and struck two communication poles. Though the investigation, Deputy Brown was able to determine who had struck the poles. Report will be turned over to the County Attorney for possible prosecution. D.U.I. - On January 25, 2013, Deputy Webster was notified, and assisted by off-duty Deputy Giles, of a possible DUI driver. Deputy Webster made contact with the subject at Royal’s Market in Loa. After the investigation, the subject was charged with DUI, and no proof of insurance. Cited and released to a responsible party. Domestic Trespass Complaint - On January 25, 2013, Deputy Webster was dispatched to Bicknell for a domestic/trespass complaint, he was assisted by Trooper Brinkerhoff. After the investigation, a male subject was given a warning concerning the violation. No formal charges at this time. Drugs/Narcotics/DUI On January 30, 2013, Deputy Webster was in attendance in Loa, at the Juvenile Court proceedings. An order from the District Court Judge for a random drug test was performed on an adult female. A positive test for methamphetamine resulted, subject was charged

March 8, 2013 with possession of methamphetamine, DUI and transported to Sevier County Jail by Deputy Webster and Deputy P. Brown. D.U.I. - On January 31, 2013, Deputy Gulley, was dispatched to Hanksville on a possible DUI. Deputy Gulley made contact with the female driver, and after the initial investigation, and field sobriety test, subject was charged with DUI, and released to a responsible party. Overdose/Suicide attempt - On February 1, 2013, Deputy Robinson assisted Wayne EMS to a residence in Hanksville, on an overdose/suicide attempt. A female subject was cleared by EMS personnel by an evaluation, and mental health was notified of the subject’s condition. She was released to the care of responsible party. Domestic Incident - On February 16, 2013, Deputy Robinson was dispatched to a domestic incident where a fight was in progress in Hanksville area. One female subject was transported by ambulance to Wayne County Clinic, where she was evaluated by medical personnel, then received a medical release. Assisted by Deputy C. Brown, subject was transported to Sevier County Jail, and was cited for intoxication and disorderly conduct. Juvenile Problem - On February 19, 2013, Deputy Gulley was dispatched on a juvenile problem where there had been threats of violence. The male juvenile claimed that he had been bullied at school and throughout his life. This investigation is ongoing. Counseling and proper authorities have been notified. Cased was turned over to the County Attorney for possible prosecution. Traffic Accident/Hit & Run - On February 20, 2013, Sheriff Taylor took a report of a vehicle in the Lyman area, for a possible hit & run accident that had occurred sometime the week before. There was damage to the driver rear side of the vehicle. Investigation ongoing. Domestic Incident - On February 21 & 22, 2013, Deputy Gulley was dispatched to the Torrey area on a domestic incident, assisted by Deputy Webster. After the investigation the subjects were warned of possible violations of the law and released. Case to be referred to County Attorney for possible prosecution. Traffic Accident - On February 26, 2013, Deputy Webster was dispatched on a vehicle accident in the Hanksville area. Vehicle overcor-

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Bryce Valley High School Head Cheer Coach Bryce Valley High School is seeking applications for a Head Cheer Coach. QUALIFICATIONS: This position will require adequate knowledge of cheer stunting rules, skills, schedules, and safety. Applicants must have, or be willing to obtain, coaching, and CPR/First Aid certificates. Must satisfactorily pass an employment background check and drug test. Applicants must work well with children. APPLICATION: Interested individuals should submit a Garfield County School District classified application. Please direct questions to Jeff Brinkerhoff at 435-679-8835 and applications packets to: Bryce Valley High, PO Box 70, 721 West Bryce Way, Tropic, UT 84776. Online application available: Applications will be screened and the most qualified candidates will be granted interviews. DEADLINE: Posted until filled. Garfield School District is an equal opportunity employer. Garfield School District reserves the right to accept or reject any or all applications. 3/28 Bryce Valley High School Assistant Girls Basketball Coach Bryce Valley High School is seeking applications for an Assistant Girls Basketball Coach. QUALIFICATIONS: This position will require adequate knowledge of girls basketball rules, skills, schedules, and safety. Applicants must have, or be willing to obtain, coaching, and CPR/First Aid certificates. Must satisfactorily pass an employment background check and drug test. Applicants must work well with children. APPLICATION: Interested individuals should submit a Garfield County School District classified application. Please direct questions to Jeff Brinkerhoff at 435-679-8835 and applications packets to: Bryce Valley High, PO Box 70, 721 West Bryce Way, Tropic, UT 84776. Online application available: Applications will be screened and the most qualified candidates will be granted interviews. DEADLINE: Posted until filled. Garfield School District is an equal opportunity employer. Garfield School District reserves the right to accept or reject any or all applications. 3/28 TEACHER POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT Garfield School District is hiring a full-time secondary science/level III math Teacher for Panguitch High School. SALARY: Beginning Step and Lane according to the 20122013 Garfield County School District Certified Salary Schedule. QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have a valid Utah Teaching License and a current transcript of credit. All applicants must be fingerprinted and satisfactorily pass an employment background check. APPLICATION: Interested individuals should submit a Garfield County School District Certified application, resume, three current letters of recommendation, and a transcript. Please direct questions to Principal Rod Quarnberg, rod. , 435-272-6849, and application packets to: Panguitch High School, P.O. Box 393, Panguitch, Utah 84759. Online applications are available at: http://www.garfield. Applications will be screened and the most qualified candidates will be granted interviews. DEADLINE: April 5, 2013 by 3:00 PM Garfield School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Affirmative Action and ADA 4/4

TEACHER POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT Garfield School District is hiring a full-time secondary level III or level IV math Teacher for Escalante High School. SALARY: Beginning Step and Lane according to the 20122013 Garfield County School District Certified Salary Schedule. QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have a valid Utah Teaching License and a current transcript of credit. All applicants must be fingerprinted and satisfactorily pass an employment background check. APPLICATION: Interested individuals should submit a Garfield County School District Certified application, resume, three current letters of recommendation, and a transcript. Please direct questions to Principal Eugene King, eugene. 435-616-4587 or 435-826-4205, and application packets to: Escalante High School, P.O. Box 228, Escalante, Utah 84726. Online applications are available at: http://www. Applications will be screened and the most qualified candidates will be granted interviews. DEADLINE: April 5, 2013 by 3:00 PM Garfield School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Affirmative Action and ADA 4/4

FOR SALE MATTRESS KING - Twins from $79.95, Queens from $139.95, Kings from $349.95. In Richfield. Can deliver. (435) 201-4368. Sofas, Sectionals, Recliners available. *Call me* rtn

AUTO TECHNICIAN Position open, need to fill ASAP. Auto tech with tools, wages dependent upon qualifications. Call 435-676-8300. Royal Express Transmission & Auto in Panguitch. 4/4

REAL ESTATE HOUSE FOR SALE INTorrey - Sleeping Rainbow Estates 40-50 Native Trees, 3 BR 2 Bath, Incredible Views, 2000 Sq ft. with 2000 sq ft. detached garage. 2 Acres. Call Lowell at 4253824 or cell (435) 896-7092 rtn

ESCALANTE PROPERTY - 575 S. Center St. 1/2 to 3 acres for sale, price negotiable. Out of greenbelt, all 7 years back taxes paid, making perfect building lots. Water neg. Flat ground w/mature trees on west boundary. Seller motivated. 435-826-4982 or 435-6909455 or 535-690-9456 rtn

Bryce Valley High School Assistant Volleyball Coach Bryce Valley High School is seeking applications for an Assistant Volleyball Coach. Q U A L I F I C AT I O N S : This position will require adequate knowledge of volleyball rules, skills, schedules, and safety. Applicants must have, or be willing to obtain, coaching, and CPR/First Aid certificates. Must satisfactorily pass an employment background check and drug test. Applicants must work well with children. APPLICATION: Interested individuals should submit a Garfield County School District classified application. Please direct questions to Jeff Brinkerhoff at 435-679-8835 and applications packets to: Bryce Valley High, PO Box 70, 721 West Bryce Way, Tropic, UT 84776. Online application available: Applications will be screened and the most qualified candidates will be granted interviews. DEADLINE: Posted until filled. Garfield School District is an equal opportunity employer. Garfield School District reserves the right to accept or reject any or all applications. 3/28

Maintenance Worker Torrey Town is hiring a part time maintenance worker. Come into the office for an application and information about the position. Closing date is March 20, 2013. SPA OPENINGS HELP WANTED - Licensed manicurist, cosmetologist, aestheticians and massage therapists for new spa opening in Torrey. Call Daniel at 435491-0000 3/28 Summer Maintenance Position Panguitch City Panguitch City is hiring a summer maintenance employee. Employee must be at least 18 years of age, have current Utah drivers license and be able to lift 50 pounds. Employee will work in many different areas, including but not limited to Parks and recreation, water and sewer and other areas as assigned by the city. Hours are generally from 8-5 with a 1 hour lunch break. Some overtime may be required. This job is manual labor. Job is available after April 1,2013 and will last until fall of 20 13. Salary is $9-11.00/ hour depending on experience and does not include benefits. Applications are available at Panguitch City office 25 South 200 East P. O. Box 75 Panguitch, Utah 84759. Telephone 435-676-8585. Applications are also available through Job Service in Panguitch. Application will be accepted until Wednesday March 27, 2013 by 5 pm. Panguitch City reserves the right to accept or reject any or all applications. Panguitch City is an equal opportunity employer. 3/21

RENTALS HOME FOR RENT IN LOA Nice home for rent in Loa located at 244 S. 100 W. All kitchen appliances are included, 3 BR, Bathroom, Laundry Room, Lg. Family Room. For more info, please contact Stan Chappell at Garkane Energy (435) 836-2795. 4/25

Partial house for rent - Furnished log house in beautiful Torrey. 1 block from main street. Mature trees, garden, fruit orchard. Call Bernie 435-491-0909. rtn

APTS FOR RENT IN LOA 1, 2 and 3BR, 1BA apartments. Call for pricing. Security deposit required. Contact Mel, (435) 491-0899 rtn MODERN FURNISHED CABIN - Teaseale/Torrey area. Fantastic views, very private 2BR, 2BA, laundry room, AC, gas fireplace, garage, 4WD recommended-country road. No pets, no smoking. 1st, last & security deposit. $680. mo.Call 208-720-2217 rtn

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Rosie the Riveter Raves About Delayed Retirement Credits

Practical Money Matters

Avoiding Post-Disaster Scam Artists by Jason Alderman • Never hire a laborer or • Read the fine print. Some contractor on the spot. Get shady contracts include at least three estimates clauses allowing substanbased on the same specificatial cancellation fees if you tions and materials. Check choose not to use the contheir references, licensing tractor after your insurance and registration informacompany has approved the tion with the National Assoclaim. Others require you ciation of State Contractors to pay the full price if you Licensing Agencies (www. cancel after the cancellation has expired. mation); also read reviews • Ask your contractor to posted by the Better Busiprovide proof of current ness Bureau. insurance that covers work• Require written contracts ers compensation benefits, that specify work to be done, property damage and permaterials to be used, start sonal liability. and end dates, responsibility • You’ll probably be asked for hauling away debris, and to pay an upfront deposit costs broken down by labor to cover initial materials – and materials. Verify that the one-quarter to one-third is contractor’s name, address, reasonable upon delivery of phone number and license materials to your home and number are included, as well once work begins. as any verbal promises and • Never pay in full in adwarranties. vance, and don’t pay cash. Have the contract specify a

Have you ever turned on the light in a dark basement and shuddered as cockroaches scurried away? I get that same sense of revulsion whenever I hear about unscrupulous swindlers taking advantage of the victims of natural and manmade disasters. The Better Business Bureau has dubbed these human cockroaches “Storm Chasers” because they creep out of the woodwork after every major storm or disaster. In fact, because fraud was so widespread after Hurricane Katrina, the Department of Justice created the National Center for Disaster Fraud, a central information clearinghouse for more than 20 federal agencies where people can report suspected fraudulent activities tied to disasters of all types. One common scam is where supposed repair workers blitz impacted neighborhoods, hoping to ensnare frazzled homeowners. Their typical line is, “We’re really slammed but with a cash deposit you can ensure a spot on our busy schedule.” Or, they’ll scare people into thinking their home is dangerously unsafe, sometimes actually creating damage during their “inspection.” Often, these Storm Chasers just take the money and run. Or, if they do show up and make repairs, their work or materials are shoddy. This could leave you on the hook financially since your homeowners insurance probably won’t cover unauthorized or fraudulent repairs. Here are a few tips from the Better Business Bureau to avoid becoming a Storm Chaser victim: • Ask your insurance company about what’s covered under your policy and specific filing requirements. Also ask them to survey the damage and see whether they have approved contractors.

Revamped site to improve user experience and help accelerate broadband growth

Richard Anderson, MD (General Surgeon) 435-250-6134

Wade Anderson, PA-C (Family Medicine) 435-528-7202

here benefit from a modern infrastructure headlined by the west’s fastest Internet. The new website allows residents, broadband providers, government and business leaders and other stakeholders to more easily navigate the mostused sections. They can also attain valuable information the Utah Broadband Project provides by highlighting the site’s most commonly-used features. “As more people rely on the Utah Broadband Project for broadband-related news and information, we knew we needed a better way to display the wealth of information we provide,” Thue said. New functionality and enhanced features include comprehensive information on broadband availability and resources as well as upgrades that improve browsing from mobile

Stanton Bailey, MD (OB/GYN) 435-610-0041

Bevan Bastian, MD (Radiologist) 435-528-7246

Steven Embley, DO Dwight H. Inouye, MD Christine Jackson, MD (Family Medicine w/ OB) (Family Medicine w/ OB) (Family Medicine w/ OB) 435-528-7227 435-528-7202 435-528-2130

Richard B. Nay, MD Jason Okerlund (Family Medicine w/ OB) (Family Medicine/FNP-BC) 435-528-7231 435-527-8866

Nursing Physical Therapy IV Therapy

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Occupational Therapy Specialists Referral Aid for Other Services Personal Care/Homemaking

Interested in being a hospice volunteer? Call: 435-528-3955

Wound Care Clinic 435-528-2210

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Kimberly E. Beck, MD (Family Medicine) 435-528-7935

devices. The popular interactive map has also been upgraded for cross-platform usability, and in addition to area and address searches, results on the map can now be filtered by provider, speed and a number of technology types (cable, DSL, fiber, fixed and mobile wireless). For the latest industry news, the Project’s social media are now displayed more prominently on the homepage, where visitors can also easily subscribe to the Project’s monthly newsletter, take a speed test, and access information about the Utah Broadband Advisory Council. The Council meets bimonthly to help coordinate broadband adoption and deployment efforts in the State of Utah. —Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development

Brady Blackham, DO (Family Medicine w/ OB) 435-528-2130

Adam Jensen, DO Cary J. Judy, DO (Family Medicine w/ OB) (Family Medicine w/ OB) 435-528-2130 435-528-7227

Connie Vail, MD (Radiologist) 435-528-7246

GJ Willden, MD* (Family Medicine) 435-528-7246

Visiting Specialists

Serving Sanpete, Sevier & Wayne counties: 435-528-3955 or 800-324-1801 •

John Jackson, MD (Family Medicine) 435-528-2130

Von S. Pratt, MD* (Family Medicine) 435-528-7246

Home Health & Hospice •

schedule for releasing payments, and before making the final payment, ask the contractor to provide proof that all subcontractors have been paid – if not, you could be liable for their fees. And finally, remember the adage, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” If someone uses high-pressure sales tactics, requires full payment upfront, asks you to get necessary permits or offers to shave costs by using leftover materials from another job – run. They’re potentially disastrous to your bottom line – and you’ve been through one disaster already. Jason Alderman directs Visa’s financial education programs. To participate in a free, online Financial Literacy and Education Summit on April 17, 2013, go to

Utah Broadband Website Redesign Elevates Access, Economic Dynamism SALT LAKE CITY From new users to broadband experts, business in Utah just got better. The Utah Broadband Project, a department under the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), has just launched their new website. “The upgraded interactivity of the Utah Broadband Project’s website enhances the online face of the state’s efforts to accelerate reliable, and redundant, broadband access throughout the state,” said Tara Thue, manager of the Utah Broadband Project. “These efforts work to sustain Utah’s nation-leading economic dynamism by helping businesses who rely on fast and stable Internet to grow and thrive.” Utah has become a globally renowned business destination and businesses already

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Ear, Nose & Throat 435-867-8719

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by Mickie Douglas SALT LAKE CITY - the page. “Rosie the Riveter” is a uniqueIf you decide to start ly American icon who came to benefits after your full retirerepresent women working in ment age, you can increase factories in the U. S. during your monthly benefit amount. World War II. These women Your benefit amount will auproduced the munitions and tomatically increase by a cerwar supplies that helped keep tain percentage until you start the war effort running while receiving benefits or you reach many men were serving in the age 70. The percentage varies military. Rosie climbed the based on your date of birth. In charts of national popularity. Rose’s case (“born” in 1942), She was even on the cover of her benefit would have inthe Saturday Evening Post on creased 7.5% per year for each Memorial Day, May 29, 1943 year she delayed signing up for making her a certified symbol Social Security beyond her full of the war effort. retirement age. You can use our The term “Rosie the Riv- calculator to see how delaying eter” was first coined in 1942 benefits can affect your benefit which would have made Rosie amount at www.socialsecurity. age 70 in 2012. If Rosie had gov/retire2/delayret.htm. The filed for Social Security retire- increase stops when a person ment benefits at age 70 in 2012, reaches age 70, even if they she might have used her rivet continue to delay taking bengun to hammer out the value of efits. delayed retirement benefits. March is Women’s HisShe’d tell you that your tory Month. This is a good Social Security benefit amount month for women to familiaris affected by the age at which ize themselves with what Soyou decide to retire. If you re- cial Security means to them in tire at age 62, (the earliest pos- their particular circumstances. sible retirement age for Social “Rosie the Riveter” became a Security), your benefit will be national icon because she replower than if you wait until resented that hardworking “can later to retire. You can receive do” spirit. That same spirit still an unreduced benefit by wait- lives on today and explains ing to start until you reach your why people may choose to defull retirement age. Those born lay their retirement benefits. To in 1944 or earlier are already decide what’s best for you and eligible for their full retirement your retirement planning, go benefits. For those born be- to to tween 1943 and 1960, the full research, apply or sign up for retirement age gradually in- Medicare at age 65. creases to age 67. See our chart Mickie Douglasis a Public at “Age To Receive Full Social Affairs Specialist, for the SoSecurity Benefits” at cial Security Administration in Salt Lake City chart.htm near the bottom of

March 14, 2013 Wayne & Garfield County Insider  
March 14, 2013 Wayne & Garfield County Insider  

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