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Thursday, March 29, 2012 • Issue # 934
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PLANNED POWER OUTAGE FOR GARKANE’S SOUTHERN SYSTEM
Loa, Utah, – Garkane Energy will be having two pre-arranged outages in our Southern System on April 15th and May 20th. Each outage will be from 12:00 a.m. Saturday night (Midnight) until approximately 6:00 a.m Sunday Morning. These outages are necessary for the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA), at Glen Canyon to do the necessary work to install a backup transformer to feed Garkane’s transmission line out of the dam. After the work has been completed, in association with these two outages, Garkane will have much better reliability out of Glen Canyon in case of a transformer malfunction or failure. This installation will provide Garkane a redundant transformer for backup at Glen Canyon. All of Kane and Garfield counties (except Antimony and Panguitch), and Northern Arizona, (except Colorado City and Hildale) will be affected. We urge all law enforcement, hospitals, telephone entities, and Churches to be aware, as these outages will run from midnight, Saturday Night (12:00 a.m.) to approximately 6:00 a.m Sunday Morning (6 hours total). During these outages Garkane crews will be out working on various projects throughout the system, that need to be accomplished,which can only be done when the power is out. We thank all of our customers for their patience and understanding during these two critical outages. Garkane reminds its members to be prepared for power outages by choosing an easily accessible closet or cupboard for an emergency supply of flashlights, batteries, and other needed items.
RED CANYON VISITOR CENTER OPENS FOR THE 2012 SEASON The Powell Ranger District, Dixie National Forest will open the Red Canyon Visitor Center for the 2012 season, on Friday April 6. The Visitor Center will initially be open Friday through Monday during the month of April, and then expand operations to seven days a week starting May 1. Visitor Center hours of operation will be 9AM to 6 PM daily. The Visitor Center has a book store, art gallery and interpretive displays highlighting the area’s resources, along with current events and activities taking place in the Red Canyon area. “The Red Canyon Visitor Center is a great spot to stretch your legs on a short hike, view local artwork, photograph the surrounding beauty, as well as learn about the natural and culture resources of the Dixie National Forest.” said Powell District Ranger, Karen Schroyer This coming season interpretive programs in geology, solar observation and night sky programs will be presented at the
Visitor Center and Red Canyon Campground. The Red Canyon Visitor Center will again partner with Bryce Canyon National Park to provide the solar scoping and night sky programs, which were very popular during the 2011 season. The Art Gallery at the Visitor Center will have three painting exhibits this season featuring local southern Utah artists. The opening art exhibit will be local Panguitch artist/ painter Virginia Valcourt, who will feature oil paintings along with pen and ink
drawings of the Red Canyon area. The exhibit will run April 6 – June 6 and will be open during regular Visitor Center hours. Come explore your Dixie National Forest this year for a great outdoor family recreation experience and be sure to stop in at the Red Canyon Visitor Center. For more information please contact the Powell Ranger District office located in Panguitch, Utah, 435-6769300, or call the Visitor Center at 435-676-2676 during regular business hours
WAYNE SCHOOL DISTRICT FIGHTS YOUTH TOBACCO USE Joins National Kick Butts Day Initiative March 21, 2012
The Community Youth Council joined thousands of kids across the country taking part in Kick Butts Day, a nationwide initiative encouraging kids to be leaders in the effort to stop tobacco use in youth. As part of the Kick Butts Day celebration, Wayne School District students made graffiti boards on Why They Choose Not to Use Tobacco. They will be posted around the community during the Easter holiday. Throughout the year, young advocates take part in a variety of activities to protect kids from tobacco. These include working with elected officials to develop policies that reduce youth tobacco use, exposure to
secondhand smoke, and educating their peers about tobacco companies’ deceptive marketing practices. On March 21st, elementary, middle and high school students across the country organized Kick Butts Day events to fight youth tobacco use. Young people participated in a variety of Kick Butts Day activities such as marching to state capitals, holding rallies, meeting with elected officials, and holding flash mobs in busy community spaces. In 2011, thousands of kids carried out hundreds of events. We expect this number to increase in 2012. “Kids are a powerful part of the solution to reducing youth tobacco use,” said Matthew L. Myers, president of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, which coordinates Kick Butts Day. “For Kick Butts Day 2012, kids are sending two important messages: they want the tobacco industry to stop targeting them with advertising and they want elected leaders at all levels
to do more to protect them from tobacco.” Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, killing more than 400,000 people every year. Every day, more than 4,000 kids try their first cigarettes; another 1,000 kids become addicted smokers, one-third of whom will die prematurely as a result. The Washington, DCbased Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is one of the largest non-governmental education and advocacy initiatives ever undertaken to decrease youth tobacco use in the United States. Tobacco-Free Kids strives to build a healthier future for our children by reducing tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke. For more information about the Kick Butts Day event at Wayne School District, contact Julie Jeffery; firstname.lastname@example.org. ut.us For information on the national initiative, visit the Kick Butts Day website at kickbuttsday.org.
SIX COUNTY REGION TO HOST CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE FORUM
The Six County Association of Governments comprising Juab, Millard, Piute, Sanpete, Sevier and Wayne Counties is hosting a “Meet the Candidates Forum for District 2 and District 4 Congressional Seats”. This event is scheduled for Wednesday, April 4, 2012 beginning at 1:30 P.M. at the Snow College Richfield Administration Building located at 200 South 800 West in Richfield. The general public is invited and encouraged to attend. There is no cost to attend the event. This Forum has been organized in conjunction with the Six County Leadership Summit sponsored by the Six County AOG/EDD, Utah SBDC Network, Snow College, Utah State University Cooperative Extension, Utah Rural Development Council, CentraCom Interactive, Garkane Energy, Mountain West Small Business Finance, Rocky Mountain Power, Deseret Power, and Panoramaland RC&D Council.
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March 29, 2012
ENTERTAINMENT & EVENTS
EIGHTH GRADE TEAM WINS CONSTITUTION BOWL
The Eighth Grade Pangutich Team won the Garfield County TARs Constitution Bowl that was hosted As we move into April, or achieving a score of 160 ting takes place, students by Pangutich High School. I would like to discuss the or higher on the test; this do not test as well in an This team consisted of Jantassessments translates to a 3 or 4 on the environment where they sen Orton, Connor and Ian upcoming Anderson, Drew Fisher, and given to the students in CRT test. The testing win- are making up the test comMcKoy Dodds. They com- Garfield School District. dow will open April 9th and pared to participating in peted against 9 other teams The particular type of test- go through May 18th. The their regularly scheduled of 9th grade to Seniors. ing I am referring to is the State has set the standard to testing time with fellow They were the only Middle CRT (Criterion-Referenced have all schools in the State students. If you are planSchool Team. Each team Tests) or commonly called, start testing six weeks pri- ning on your student not atwas give questions that related to the Constitution of the United States to study and then end of year or end of level or to the end of school. In tending school during this they competed to see who could buzz in first and answer the questions correctly. A double testing. Regardless of the Garfield School District, the period of time, please visit name, it is the same type science test will be admin- with your child’s teacher elimination tournament was held March 14, at Pangutich High School. The Garfield County of testing. The District is istered April 16th – April so they can make arrangeTARs organized the tour- required by the Federal 20th. Language arts will ments to have the test comnament and posted a $300 Government and the Utah be April 23rd -April 30th. pleted. This is a very stressprize for the winning team. State Office of Education to Math will be May 1st - May ful time of year for teachers The tournament began with test every student in math, 14th with four additional and students because of the John Swallow Deputy At- language arts and science. days to make up any testing testing requirements. The torney General speaking The testing is administered that may have been missed testing scores in math and to the student body. John on computers and will start by the students. We ask language arts will count toasked the students if they with the 3rd grade students. parents to please make sure wards the District and the had the freedom gene or In 3rd grade, the students your students are in class schools passing ‘No Child the desire to always be are tested in math and lan- on the testing dates. Please Left Behind’ on the federal free. He explained how the guage arts, but they are not do not plan extended family level. On the State level the Constitution helps us to be tested in science. In 4th - vacations or an event where science, math and language free. Students then began 11th grades, all students are a student would miss an ex- arts will count toward passthe competition and spent tested in math, language arts cessive amount of school ing the ‘UPASS’ or State the next 3 hours answer- and science. Seniors who during this time. Typically, testing standards. Please ing questions. The TARs are enrolled in a science or if a student misses the day take time to discuss the want to thank our judges math class will be tested, their class participates in importance of these tests Superintendent Ben Dalton, but they will not be tested the testing, the student will with your child and take an Justice Court Judge Russell in language arts. Passing be required to make the test active role in asking them Bulkley, County Attorney the test is commonly re- up at an alternative time. how well they did on the Barry Huntington, and for- ferred to as being proficient Many times when this set- CRT tests. mer school board member Mack Oetting. This was a challenging competition for Brian Bremner has sought re-election in the Panguitch District #2 School Board race. all of the students. Bremner declared his candidacy early in the filing period and was unopposed until the final hours. Bremner has served on the School Board representing the west side of Panguitch for 3 years. “Several people encouraged me to file again,” Bremner said. “They exDirector Carl Boyd, Jr., Tropic, recently finished pressed a desire to keep service on the National Rural Electric Cooperative Assomeone on the board sociation’s (NRECA) Resolutions Review Committee who is willing to make (RRC). The NRECA Board of Directors appointed the the tough decisions for the RRC with the task of bringing a set of recommendagood of the students.” tions for consideration, if needed, to reform the NREDeclining enrollment, CA resolutions process by the December 2011 Board state mandated changes meeting. A representative from each state was appointand potential loss of more ed by each NRECA Board Member. Utah’s NRECA than $600,000 in federal Board Member, LaDon Torgersen, appointed Carl funding face the school Boyd, Jr. as Utah’s representative to serve on the RRC. district in the coming The RRC consisted of four working groups (opyears. Seven candidates erating simultaneously), which were established by a have filed for the three random “count-off” method in May 2011. Each of the open school board seats. four Working Groups then began corresponding elecBremner added, “My tronically, addressing, in-depth, one of four general only motive is to provide questions about the NRECA resolutions process. the best education we can Carl Boyd, Jr. served as the Group Leader of Working Group I and addressed the topic for our kids. Every acof Membership Obligations. Group I focused on the following question, “What are the tion needs to be measured membership obligations to the NRECA resolutions process from the standpoint of help- against that standard.” ing to create, understand and support the publicpolicy positions of the electric cooperative network?” The Working Groups met for a day and a half on June 28-29, 2011 in Dallas, Texas. During the two days, the Group Leaders met five times and the Working Groups met three times. Each Working Group developed proposed recommendations and then presented them to the Group Leaders for review and discussion. Deliberations focused on developing a mission, a set of desired ends, and an initial set of specific proposed recommendations from each working group. The RRC met several times throughout the year and made final recommendations, which were voted on and approved by the entire membership in February 2012, representing approximately 850 electric cooperatives across the country. Director Boyd, Jr., is in his 2nd term on Garkane Energy’s Board of Directors representing cooperative members in the Hatch, Henrieville, Cannonville, Tropic, Bryce Canyon, and Spry areas. He has served in various capacities for Garkane’s Board and is currently serving as Garkane’s Board President.
BREMNER SEEKS RE-ELECTION
DIRECTOR BOYD, JR. SERVES ON NATIONAL RESOLUTIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE
GARFIELD COUNTY LIBRARY BOARD
The Garfield County Library Board (yes, there is such an entity) meets quarterly, usually by teleconference, to discuss circulation of library materials. Budgets and purchases are reviewed and sometimes suggestions are made. The libraries in Escalante and Panguitch and the Bookmobile are for the use and enjoyment if all county residents. The same library card is used county-wide. Library Board members are Kent Osborn and Kathy Petersen with the Bookmobile, Rex Christian and Vickie Crawford in the Escalante area, Sandy Johnson and Trish Thompson in the Bryce Valley area, Laura Mosdell representing the Panguitch City Council, Brinda Bair, Ann Reynolds, and Barbara Talbot in the Panguitch area. If you have suggestions, questions or concerns about the library please talk to one of these board members.
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WCHC Hanksville Clinic
The hours for the Hanksville clinic will be changing starting April 18th. The medical provider will be there from 10:00 AM thru 12:30 PM every Weds. Anyone picking up medications will have to pick them up during these hours. This time change will allow us to stay later if we have patients scheduled. Please make your appts early in the day and we will stay as long as needed to see everyone. If we have only a few patients we will leave at 12:30. Thank you for your support.
WAYNE COUNTY SENIOR CORNER
Monthly Senior Dinner The monthly dinner is held the second Monday of each month. The next dinner will be on April 9th at 1:00 pm at the Senior Center (Community Center) in Bicknell.The menu will be: Ham, Scalloped potatoes, Broccoli, Rolls, and Chocolate covered marshmallow eggs. We will have a short legal presentation by The Six County Organization. We will also have an Easter Bonnet Parade.Thanks to the generosity of Brian Farm Service, the Country Café, and Royal’s Mkt., prizes will be given for the most creative, prettiest, and funniest.A donation is suggested for each monthly dinner ($5 for seniors under 60, $3 for seniors 60 and up). If you need a ride, call the Bakers at 425-3178. Need Your Taxes Done? Six County Association will be doing taxes free for anyone that makes less thank $50,000/year.Call 211 to schedule an appointment, and usually someone will come to Wayne Countyto the Court House to accommodate you.* Meals-On-Wheels There are currently openings available if you or someone you know needs lunch brought in several days a week. Call Ginny at 425-2089. Senior Citizen Board Meetings The public is invited to join us at our Board Meeting usually prior to each monthly luncheon. Come help us decide on our menus, or call us with ideas. Check with Ginny (425-2089) or Janet (836-3070) for definite day and time of our next meeting.
Congratulations to Wayne’s Sterling Scholar Winner “Amber Cook” in Agriculture Science.
WAYNE HIGH SCHOOL Third Quarter 2011-2012
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4.00 - 3.80 9TH GRADE: Brooke Barney, Regan Brian , Briana Dalton, Alexie Davis, Madison Davis, Brielle Ekker , Hannah Ellett, Brennan Hunt, Morgan Jackson, Ryan Lee, Jerika Morgan, Chandler Myers, Amanda Pace ,Katelyn Robinson & Jacob Stevens 10TH GRADE: Coby Banner, Bridgette Brian, Brinlee Chappell, Connor Chappell, Maggie Ellett, McKenzie Ellett, Tasha Hilton, Bethany Lamb, Rebekah Rasmussen, Sarah Taylor & Katelynn Torgerson. 11Th GRADE: Stevi Barney, Loryn Blackburn, Jamen Brindley, Drue Fivecoat, Jessica Hamilton, Preston Hanks, Laticia Hunt, Lauren Jackson, Ronnie Loosli, Shyann McCoy, Jocee Morrell, Haley Peyton, Ty Rees, Whitney Robinson, Trenton Taylor, Luke Wells. 12TH GRADE Taylor Albrecht, Haylee Barney, Danielle Batty, Jacee Brian, Tysen Bryan, Coby Christensen, Darci Clark, Whitney Coleman, Amber Cook, Hagan Ekker, Haylee Jackson, Josie Jackson, Lonny Krause, Hannah Peyton, Zack Taylor, Loni Wells.
WAYNE HIGH SCHOOL Third Quarter 2011-2012
3.80 - 3.50 9TH GRADE: Brigg Blackburn, Sage Blackburn, Carlie Chappell, Anthony D’Andrea, & Brandon Oyler. 10TH GRADE Kelbi Christensen, Tristan Harker, Veldon Noyes, Marc Simmons. 11TH GRADE: Joshua Dudleston, Kiera Taylor & Caroline Vandyke. 12TH GRADE: Kristen Chappell, Daniel Emrich, Tyler Erickson, Dustin Johnson, Drayston Nelson, & Dylan Sadler.
March 29, 2012
Every1Counts Dear Readers, since I am presently the sole graduate assistant in the NEW Career & Technical and Postsecondary Education (CTPE) program at the University of Las Vegas in the NEW Teaching and Learning Department in the College of Education there, I wanted to share, for this week’s column, a recruiting letter regarding our CTPE program. Thanks so much! Cynthia
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A gentleman wandered around the campus of a college looking for the library. He approached a student and asked, “Excuse me, By Cynthia Kimball young man. Would you be good enough to tell me where the library is at?” The student, in a very arrogant and belittling tone, replied, “I’m sorry, sir, but at this school, we are taught never to end a sentence with a preposition!” Department of Teaching and Learning The gentleman smiled, and in a very apologetic tone, he March 2012 RE: Masters of Education (M.Ed.) with emphasis in Career & Technical and P o s t - replied, “I beg your pardon. Please allow me to rephrase secondary EducationMaster of Science (M.S.) with emphasis in Career & Technical and my question. Would you be good enough to tell me where Postsecondary Education Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction with a the library is at, dummy?” Concentration in Career & Technical and Postsecondary Education Dear Prospective Masters or Doctoral Students: In response to market and student demand, which coincides nicely with President One morning I found a beautiful long-stemmed rose Obama’s new Community College to Career Fund initiative, it is with great excitement lying by the kitchen sink. Even though the flower was plasthat we announce our NEW masters degree programs and our NEW doctoral program in tic, I was thinking how, after all the years we had been the College of Education which were approved last month. These new graduate programs married, my husband could still make such a wonderful that concentrate on Career & Technical and Postsecondary Education (CTPE) have been romantic gesture. recently added to the new Department of Teaching and Learning. Then I noticed a love note lying next to it. We are very excited about these new programs and are currently accepting applications “Dear Sue,” it read. “Don’t touch the rose, I’m using the through June 1 to all three degree programs for fall 2012 admittance. The admission pro- stem to unclog the drain.” cess and requirements (i.e., minimum GPA, GRE requirements for the doctoral program only, etc.) are provided on the Graduate College website: http://graduatecollege.unlv.edu/ admissions/ The primary mission of the CTPE degree programs is to prepare educational leaders in advanced theory and practice, thus enabling them to better serve young adults and adults as they pursue careers and vocations in the workplace and in the community. The programs serve professional educators and trainers, counselors, administrators, and policymakers who are involved in public and private secondary, postsecondary and adult career and technical education. The graduate programs are designed to prepare persons for careers in teacher education, research and evaluation, career and technical education administration, secondary and post-secondary teaching, local and state agencies (e.g., government), and public and private organizations (e.g., business/industry, consultants). Just last month, in President Obama’s State of the Union address, “ …[he] called for a national commitment to help create an economy built to last by training two million workers with skills that will lead directly to a job” (WhiteHouse.gov, 2012). And a recent New York Times feature, “Money Urged for Colleges to Perform Job Training,” states, “… [the] Community College to Career Fund[s]…goal…[is to] train…two million workers for well-paying jobs in high-demand industries” (Lewin, 2012). What an exciting time for those involved in Career and Technical Education! Please feel free to forward this information onto any persons who might be interested in these new degree opportunities. At the bottom of this letter you will find some website addresses for you to review. Please note that our programs are so new that our program websites are undergoing continual development and updating. What’s more, know that we are offering face-to-face late afternoon and evening classes and some online and weekend ones’ (with more of both to come). Answers for this week Also, perspective doctoral student, when you complete your application through UNLV’s graduate college, you will need to check the fall 2013 option for admittance (even though you are applying for fall 2012). Once your application is complete and submitted, you must contact Jovita Bayuga at 702-895-3596 or firstname.lastname@example.org, to let her know you are applying for fall 2012 admittance. If you should have any questions, concerns or just to visit with program faculty, please do not hesitate to contact myself, Dr. Howard Gordon (email@example.com; 702895-2729), or Doctoral Graduate Assistant, Cynthia Kimball (firstname.lastname@example.org. edu; 702-280-1873). We welcome the opportunity to talk, email, text or meet with you in person. We are excited about our new programs and look forward to seeing you on campus in A local the near future. and sustainable farm Best wishes, Join our CSA! Clifford R. McClain, Ph. 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As a court clerk, I am well-versed in the jury selection process. First a computer randomly selects a few hundred citizens from the entire county to report for jury duty on a particular day. Then another computer assigns 40 of those present to a courtroom. Then the 40 names are placed into a drum, and a dozen names are pulled. During jury selection for one trial, the judge asked potential Juror No. 12 if there was any reason he could not be a fair and impartial juror. “There may be,” he replied. “Juror No. 1 is my ex-wife, and if we were on the same jury, I guarantee we would not be able to agree on anything.” Both were excused.
At 3 AM in the morning, a young wife shook her husband awake. Groggily he asked “What is it?” “The baby,” she reminded him. The husband sat up and listened intently. “But I don’t hear her crying,” he protested. “I know, and it’s your turn to see why not!”
SCHOLARSHIP OF EXCELLENCE
Every year Wayne High School has awarded qualified seniors the Scholarship of Excellence Award. This award is made possible through donations from local businesses and alumni. The aide from this scholarship has helped numbers of students in their educational goals and is greatly appreciated. We’d like you to meet our seniors who may be applying this year. We will spotlight our seniors very soon so you can see who will be the recipients of your donation. Watch for them each week! If you are able to contribute to this cause donations can be sent to: Wayne High School Scholarship of Excellence P.O. Box 217, Bicknell, Utah 84715
March 29, 2012
FYI PANGUITCH By: Mack Oetting ~ E-mail: mackoetting @gmail.com How are you handling the day light saving time? With me, this has been the easiest transition that I can remember. We came back from Tucson that first day, wore out and went to bed at 10:00 am and it went easy from the first day. Lots of things going on at the schools last week and that’s most of the news that I have. I am sure that many assemblies are held at the schools. Pat reported one she went to at the Elementary on Friday, it was a first grade assemble. All kids came but the first grade put the program on. Principal Reynolds introduced the program by giving the students a short quiz. “Who was the teacher that had taught at the Elementary the longest”. After a few wrong guesses, Jill Chiderster was identified as the teacher with the longest teaching record. The first grade class had the most students and Mrs. Savage and Mr. Torgerson were the sister and brother who were teaching at the school, both first grade teachers. The lucky first grade class gave an outstanding program on READING. The students sang songs about reading, they recited rhymes about reading and they told the audience about their favorite book. What a fun, informative and educational opportunity for both students and family to see that learning is fun and how much the students are progressing. A special thanks to all the teachers who put so much effort into the education of our students. Thanks again to Mrs. Savage and Mr. Torgerson for a super opportunity to see the first grade in action. The first grade class makes the future seem bright. What a dream come true for Panguitch’s FCCLA program. State FCCLA is a 1-5 A event and with 1,500 students taking part, the Bob Cats blew away the competition. Tammy Bennett’s squad came away with 18 Gold Medals and 15 Gold Medal winners are going to Nationals in Florida. The Cats swept 7 categories. These are a few of the feel good projects they were involved in. Blankets for Cancer (65 blankets donated to the Cancer Ward in St. George) in the name of Steve Pollock. First ever Blood Drive at the High School and they took in 32 units from the students. Wrote a play and helped the sixth grade students perform it. Sub for Santa girls that were big time Santa Elves, these are just a few of the projects that brought home the GOLD! The following were Gold Medal winners: Hunter Hughes, Shelby Leech, Ashley Schow, Cherish Moore, Sicily Houston, Bailee Beckstead Sierra Allen, Cianna Swartzmiller, Kaytylynn Scott, Frecia Houston, Katelyn Parkin, Baylee Palmer, McKenna Finch McKalya Heaton Tammy Bennett, when she gets her life back will have an article and picture in the paper. We should have had the sirens out for this wonderful event victory. Panguitch High School Drama Department participated in the Region Contests at Wayne High School on Friday, March 23, 2012. They presented a play called, “Crisis Inc.” The
play consisted of Lila Frill played by Chelsie Draper, Belinda Taggert – Mckenna Finch, Tracy - Cassidy Fher, Ted – Locke Savage, Aaron James – Tyler Brinkerhoff, Connie Detour Katlyn Parkin, Jennie Waters—Maryn Mooney, Steven Coil - Austin Josie, and Lionel Trax Brendan Lee Cast Extras were Lauren Smith, Sicily Houston, Kylee Hagberg, Hunter Hughes, Josiah Sarles, Jacob Fawson, Jordan McEwen, Ashlyn Dickensen, Morgan Barney, Amber Wilson, Alexis Anderson, Rowdy Miller, Mason Orton The play took second place and qualified to go to State Drama Meet in April. The following will also be going to State. Pantomime Humorous Interpretation Amber Wilson 1st place Kylee Hagberg Sam Brophy & Brandon Huntington Dramatic Classical Theater Alexis Anderson 2nd place Maryn Mooney, The Broken Doll 1st place Locke Savage, Austin Josie and Brenden Lee - Charlies Aunt Scenes from a Play Hunter Hughes, Lauren Smith, & Jordan McEwen – Three in an Elevator Chelsie Draper, Tyler Brinkerhoff, Cassidy Fher Three in an Elevator 4th place Sicily Houston, Ashlyn Dickensen, Brenna Mooney-Sisters in Law Mason Orton, Morgan Barney, Rowdy Miller-Pygmallion Musical Theater 1st place Katlyn Parkin “In my own little corner” from Cinderella 2nd place Josiah Sarels “Giants in the Sky” from Into The Woods 4th place Marin Mooney & Mckenna Finch- “Lothing” from Wicked Lauren Smith from Into The Woods Brenna Mooney “On the Steps of the Palace” from Into The Woods Elaine Baldwin and Sherrill Church, Psycho Kids, presented Crisis Inc. The four Plays, put on by Wayne, Valley, Piute and Panguitch were outstanding, the best I have seen. I am glad that I didn’t have to judge them, in my opinion all of them should be going to State. One good thing that came out of this competition, was that Diamond Ranch took part and Principal Greg Allen from Escalante came with two actresses that took part with a Shakespeare’s, Romeo and Juliet scene and took 2nd place and are going to State. Principal Allen promises to bring back a team with a play next year, he said he really enjoyed the entertainment, even better than track and field, be careful Coach. This week it’s FBLA off to State up in Layton for some more of 1-5A competition. All of these programs show that our students can compete against anyone, it’s a big world out there and these are great confidence builders. I would like to thank the Teacher/Parent Organization and Principal Reynolds, for using Trust Land money for retaining Ms Barnes as a teacher. To lose her would have been a disaster; she is a wonderful teacher and the kids really like. Mrs. Cloud the other
teacher is also outstanding and I hope she is picked up by one of the other schools in the district. My neighbor kids have never been in school before and Mrs. Cloud donates an hour, two day a week after school, reading with the boys in addition to the daily schedule. Thanks to Mrs. Cloud and Mrs. Savage the boys will be up to grade level by the time school ends. Ms. Barnes works with our 5th grade neighbor and has her doing A work. Teachers like these are hard to come by. Not having children in school Pat and I get to see first hand the difference great dedicated teachers make! Girls Basketball awards: Carly Holman, was selected to play in two All Star games, Lions Club in South Sevier and SLC. She was selected by both the SLC Tribune and the Deseret NEWS first string All State. Natashia Barney also
made the Deseret NEWS first team. Both girls were also Academic All State. This is Carly 3rd Academic award she also was selected in Cross Country and Volleyball, I am not sure but I think that Carly may be our first 4 time Academic All State. Coach Curtis Barney was selected Region 20 Coach of the year. Harvard Heaton has finally sold his home and will be moving north with his wife. He had a yard sale and a lot of people got some great bargains. A 650 ATV went to Jimmy Cooper for a steal. Harvard owned the Sears Store when we moved here and he also worked at the Red Canyon Visitors Center. I volunteered out in the Red Canyon Visitor Center for seven years and got to know and appreciate him. Harvard’s first wife, Barbara taught violin music to many of the students here and at the elementary school she started a string
group and had 43 student players before program was eliminated. Barbara and Harvard also served a Mission in Canada. Watching the NEWS this morning I picked up this thought. In 1997 we bought clothes that were 43% made in the USA. Last year that number has dropped to 2%, so much for buying American. The good news is that new car vehicles sales are back up above the 2007 level, with projected sales, of 14 million vehicles. Pat and I were out kicking tires and it seems like this is a
good time to buy, with all of the rebates and discounts. We have been buying our cars through COSTCO and you get a car for $500 over invoice price and the salesman told me that with all of the discounts that he can beat that price. With school out, don’t forget the EASTER EGG HUNT at the City Park on April 6th that is Friday at 10 am, bring your camera, it is the funniest 15 minutes of the year. Till next week Mack O
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March 29, 2012
LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF PROPOSED ZONING CHANGE WAYNE COUNTY PROPOSED CHANG FROM RES/AG TO INDUSTRIAL/ SPECIAL PURPOSE INTENDED USE: SUBSTATION ZONING CHANGE REQUESTED BY: GARKANE ENERGY CURRENT PROPERTY OWNER: WESLEY JENSEN A PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD DURING THE PLANNING & ZONING MEETING ON APRIL 11, 2012 @ 7 PM WAYNE COUNTY COURTHOUSE LEGAL DESC: BEG AT THE W1/4 CORNER SEC 13 T29S R4E RUN THENCE NORTH 330 FT THENCE EAST 265.25 FT THENCE RUN ALONG THE WEST SIDE OF THE CANAL TO A POINT DIRECTLY EAST OF POINT OF BEG THENCE WEST TO POINT OF BEGINNING. CONT 2.6 ACRES M-L LOCATED APPROX 650 S RIVER DRIVE SITUATED ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE CANAL. Published in the Wayne and Garfield Insider on March 29th, 2012 PUBLIC HEARING The Torrey Town Council will hold a public hearing on Thursday March 29, 2012 at 6:00pm in the DUP building on Main Street Torrey. The purpose of the meeting is to receive public comment regarding the annexation policy plan written by the planning and zoning committee. Those unable to attend may send written comments to the town at firstname.lastname@example.org. A copy of the annexation policy plan is available at the town office. Paula Pace, Town Clerk Published in the Wayne and Garfield Insider on March 15, 22, and 29th, 2012
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NOTICE TO WATER USERS The State Engineer received the following Application(s) in Wayne County (Locations in SLB&M). For more information or to receive a copy of filings, visit http://waterrights.utah.gov or call 1-866-882-4426. Persons objecting to an application must file a CLEARLY READABLE protest stating FILING NUMBER, REASONS FOR OBJECTION, PROTESTANTS` NAME AND RETURN ADDRESS, and any request for a hearing. Protest AND A $15 PROCESSING FEE MUST BE FILED with the State Engineer, Box 146300, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6300 ON OR BEFORE APRIL 11, 2012. These are informal proceedings as per Rule R655-6-2 of the Division of Water Rights. (The Period of Use is generally year-round except irrigation which is generally from Apr 1 to Oct 31 each year.) CHANGE APPLICATION(S) 97-2226(a37923): Alan Dale and Julia Anna Scott, Sunwest Trust Custodian fbo propose(s) using 0.9 ac-ft. from groundwater (South of Boulder Town) for DOMESTIC. NEW APPLICATION(S) 95-5289 (A79285): Beth Coolidge propose(s) using 0.015 cfs. from groundwater (1.5 mile SE of Teasdale) for DOMESTIC. EXTENSION(S) 61-1558(a16689): Blue Springs Lodge H A C A Development Corporation is/are filing an extension for 3.42 ac-ft. from groundwater (1/4 mile S. of Panguitch Lake) for IRRIGATION; COMMERCIAL: 16-room lodge, store. 85-1020(a21147): John and Linda Clark is/are filing an extension for 2.0 ac-ft. from groundwater (Johnson Canyon) for IRRIGATION; DOMESTIC. Kent L. Jones, P.E., STATE ENGINEER Published in The Wayne and Garfield County Insider on MARCH 15 & 22, 2012. INVITATION TO BID Wayne School District will be accepting bids for the remodeling of two restrooms at Wayne High School. This project will require some demolition and reconstruction, but the two major components will be the installation of all new plumbing lines and fixtures and installing new tile on most surfaces. A preconstruction meeting/walk-through will be held Monday, April 16th at 9:00 A.M. Interested contractors must attend that meeting in order to submit a bid. Closing date for bid proposal submission will be Monday, May 7, 2012. The winning bid proposal will be determined at the School Board meeting on Wednesday, May 9. Construction may start immediately but must be completed by August 10, 2012. Interested contractors may obtain copies of the plans and specifications from the Wayne School District office, or by contacting Shane Bradbury or Eric Torgerson at the Wayne School District maintenance office during regular business hours. WAYNE SCHOOL DISTRICT MAINTENANCE OFFICE PO Box 127 • 300 W 265 N Bicknell, UT 84715 435-425-3760
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NOTICE TO WATER USERS The State Engineer received the following Application(s) in Wayne County (Locations in SLB&M). For more information or to receive a copy of filings, visit http://waterrights.utah.gov or call 1-866-882-4426. Persons objecting to an application must file a CLEARLY READABLE protest stating FILING NUMBER, REASONS FOR OBJECTION, PROTESTANTS` NAME AND RETURN ADDRESS, and any request for a hearing. Protest AND A $15 PROCESSING FEE MUST BE FILED with the State Engineer, Box 146300, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6300 ON OR BEFORE APRIL 25, 2012. These are informal proceedings as per Rule R655-6-2 of the Division of Water Rights. (The Period of Use is generally year-round except irrigation which is generally rom Apr 1 to Oct 31 each year.) NEW APPLICATION(S) 95-5291 (A79303): Willie Holdman propose(s) using 0.015 cfs or 0.45 ac-ft. from groundwater (1.5 mile SE of Teasdale) for DOMESTIC. Kent L. Jones, P.E., STATE ENGINEER Published in The Wayne and Garfield County Insider on MARCH 29 & APRIL 5, 2012.
March 29, 2012
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LETTER TO EDITOR Are you voting for Hatch or not?
“So if you’re to become a delegate, who are you going to vote for for US Senator?” That’s one of the questions posed to me and other delegate nominees at my precinct caucus meeting. Some of the attendees cut right to the chase, asking: “Are you going to vote for Hatch or not?” Well, how is a person to know, especially if not one person at our caucus meeting had a complete list of candidates who were running? It turns out that 10 Republican candidates are running for US Senate. It seems to me that citizen delegates are derelict in their duty if they already decided, before doing their due diligence, whether or not they’re going to vote for Hatch. Isn’t it incumbent upon us as delegates to first find out who’s running, and then carefully listen to each candidate to consider what they stand for? When it comes to Orrin Hatch, here’s one of several issues I’ve been greatly bothered by for some time. Senator Hatch tells us he’s been a long time proponent of limiting government spending and balancing the budget, yet he’s voted 16 times to raise the National debt ceiling. He is responsible, in part, for 7-1/2 TRILLION dollars of our National debt. How is it that we castigate Obama for 5 TRILLION dollars of National debt since taking office, yet we give Hatch a pass for the 7-1/2 TRILLION dollars of debt he’s voted in favor of? Senator Hatch tells us how important it is that we reelect him because he’s likely to become the all-powerful Senate Finance Committee chairman. But is that what we want? A finance committee chairman who is responsible, in part, for half of our 15 TRILLION dollar National debt? Seriously, do we give Hatch a pass just because he’s “our” Utah Senator? That scares me! How do we reconcile this issue if we claim to be conservative? What am I missing? I’m not campaigning for any candidate. I haven’t yet met or talked to one, nor am I working with or corresponding with any anti-Hatch group or special interest groups. I’m truly just wondering how Republican delegates reconcile the 16 Hatch votes / 7-1/2 TRILLION dollar debt issue if they’re leaning towards voting for him. Glen P. Davis, State delegate, precinct HOL003 Former Republican candidate for Governor firstname.lastname@example.org • 801-201-4384
The Relief Society Birthday Party was held on Friday 16th. Everyone under 18 was invited and together they enjoyed a nice dinner and presentations from each Relief Society President. Lori Beebe, First Ward and Sabrina Hughes, second ward. Past Relief Society presidents were honored and the ones who were present were: Florence Alvey, Ardis Christensen, Donna Chynoweth, Judy Griffin, Marlene Haws, Almeda Haycock and Camille Spencer. Each of these sisters were given a bouquet of Pansies. On Saturday eight Relief Society sisters joined together and went to St. George for the Stake Relief Society Temple Day. This group included: Debbie Allen, Lori Beebe, Ardis Christensen, Patrice Cottam, Almeda Haycock, Sandra Miller, Sherree Roundy and Camille Spencer. After attending the temple they enjoyed a group luncheon then got some shopping in before returning home. Don Coleman has been making a few trips out of town and has had his cataracts taken care of. “Now,” Lillian says, “His ears won’t work!” Trust her to think of that. But I guess it’s like they say, “If it ain’t one thing it’s three!” Chad and Jordon Cottam are home from school in Wyoming for Spring break. They have to divide their time between the Cottam’s in Escalante and the Leach’s in Panguitch so it would be nice if Spring break lasted for two weeks instead of one, huh? I know a lot of our other young people will be home too, so won’t you please call and tell me about them? I know everyone would like to know what they are doing, where they go to school , where they work and live, etc. So give me a call, Please! Doug and Marie Loosle, Richfield, recently celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary. Congratulations to them! For those of you who don’t know, Marie was born and raised in Escalante and is a sister of Carolyn Porter. Our sincere condolences to the family of Nelda Munson, 85, who passed away on March 16. She has been living with her daughter, Barbara, in Orem. She has five other children: Daryl (Phyllis) Munson,
Maureen (Dee) Nelson, Stan (Lori) Munson, Reed (Karen) Munson and Milan (Brenda) Munson. Nelda is a daughter of Lovell and Nelda Haycock Twitchell and stepmother, Martha Twitchell. She was born and reared in Escalante. Brothers and sisters are: Alvin Twitchell, Curtis Larsen, Lorena Langston, Beth Stott, Arletta Clutter, Joyce Tooman, DeAnn Gillies and Craig Twitchell. You may remember that Nelda’s family all gathered together in Orem to help her celebrate her 85th birthday, which was on January 26th, 2012. Eve Marsh went to Salt Lake again, for a week. She and her two sisters are triplets and they celebrated their birthday March 24th! How fun to be a triplet! Must run in the family…. Sharon Dale has a ewe that recently had three little lambs. He also has cows with twin calves. Dr. Warren Woolsey, Cedar City, is recovering from a bad fall from a ladder, we wish him well and hope he is well soon. Have you heard that there is going to be a Escalante High School Reunion on July 20th and 21st? It is for all EHS Alumni. The committee is starting out without much of a budget so the more people you can relay details to the better. They are having a dinner-meeting at Cowboy Blues on April 6, at 7:00 P. M. and invite anyone who is interested in helping or offering suggestions to come and join with them on that evening. Or you can contact Marilee Griffin Miller on Facebook, e-mail her at email@example.com, or call her at 435-826-4444. Their theme is “The Town That Built Us” and they would appreciate all the help they can get. Ryan Cottam drove a bus load of 7th, 8th and 9th grade students to St. George last weekend for the Air Show. There were 38 students and 6 chaperones: Gene and Natalie King,
Derlynne Brooks, Susan Shurtz, Marilee Miller and Ryan. Admittance was free for anyone under 15 so the kids were able to spend their money on food and other “stuff” and it was a fun day for all of them. Lane And Geraldine Liston not only attended the air show in St. George but they had a real nice weekend with the family of their son Gary, and Sandy, Liston, St. Johns, Az. Gary and Sandy and two daughters, Sharla and Kelsey, hit a deer South of Kanab, en route to LaVerkin and demolished their car. When they called their insurance company they were asked, “Did you get a citation?” Sandy’s reply was, “No! The deer was at fault and he’s dead!” Anyway, they finally got together with the Liston’s and the rest of their family, Dallas and Emilee Clark, Cannonville, at the home of their other daughter Jennifer, and Tyler, Mclemore. Suzanne and Hailey McLemore and Marsha and Rhett Nisson also joined them there and they had a really fun birthday party for little one year old Taylin Mclemore before going to the air show the next day. Brooke and Brett Palmer have a new little baby girl, born March 20, 2012. She weighed 8lbs. and 11oz. and has blond hair! She has a brother, Krewz, at home in Henrieville. Her grandparents are Peggy and Bart Palmer, Tropic, and Quinn and Doneen Griffin, Escalante. Also, a great grandfather, Delane Griffin, Escalante. Don’t forget about the Easter Egg hunt Saturday, April 7. It will be at the Elementary School at 11 A.M. It’s for all ages through 6th grade, so bring your own basket and come and have a fun morning! For more information call Magen Richins at 435-559-0937. Magen and Lori Porter appreciate the help and support they have been getting to make this event possible and wish to thank each and every one of you.
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Meals include milk & breadNOTE: PLEASE BE COURTEOUS AND CALL AHEAD. The ladies work diligently to prepare a good dinner and without a head count they cannot prepare enough to feed everyone.
March 29, 2012
Garfield: 676-2621 • Wayne: 836-2622
RENTALS APARTMENTS Two apartments for rent in Lyman. $325.00 per month, plus utilities. No smoking. No pets. Cleaning deposit required. Call 836-2344 evenings 3 BR HOUSE Coal Furnace, 2 car carport, Deck, Outer Corrals and lot for rent. $500/month. No Inside Pets, No Smoking Call Sharon at 435-691-1991. HOUSE FOR RENT in Teasdale 2 bedrooms - 1 bath 600 month plus utilities 691-0364 APTS IN LOA 2 bedroom & 3 Bedroom apartments for rent in Loa, No Smoking. Call Megan at 836-2399
FOR LEASE 18 ACRE FIELD FOR LEASE 44.8 shares of West Panguitch • Irrigation water rights • Fenced for horses • New wheeline • Pasture mix planted • Culinary and secondary water • Powder River panel corrals Contact Steve Marshall for details 435-676-2212
FAMILY SEARCH INDEXING
Have you signed up to be a FamilySearch Indexer yet? If you have already signed up, do you need a little help? A little refresher course? The 1940 Census will be released on April 2 and we need everyone’s help to get it indexed. If you are new to indexing or just need a little encouragement, come to the Family History Center in Loa during any of the following times for personalized help and instruction: Wednesday March 28: 4 p.m. or 6 p.m. Thursday March 29: 4 p.m. or 6 p.m. Or call Peggy Chappell for an appointment for a different time (836-2864)
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT Garfield School District is hiring a full-time Special Education Teacher for Escalante High, Escalante Elementary and Boulder Elementary. SALARY: Beginning Step and Lane according to the 20112012 Garfield County School District Certified Salary Schedule. QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have appropriate Teaching Certification, (SPED Mild/Moderate and/or Severe endorsement preferred), and a current transcript of credit. Previous teaching experience within the special education field is preferred, but not required. 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 Superintendent Ben Dalton, 435676-8821, and application packets to: Garfield County School District, P.O. Box 398, 145 East Center, Panguitch, Utah 84759. A complete job description with responsibilities and online applications are available at: (http://www.garfield.k12.ut.us/index. php/do/employment) Applications will be screened and the most qualified candidates will be granted interviews. DEADLINE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED Garfield School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Affirmative Action and ADA
D&A McRae Transportation is looking for drivers to haul crude oil in Roosevelt, Utah. Competitive wages, 401k and benefits package available. Successful applicants must have a clean driving record, Doubles & Triples, HAZMAT, Tankers and 2 years driving experience. Background checks are required. Interested applicants should visit our website at www.damcraetransportationinc.com and call (435) 201-2377 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm for more information.
Barney Trucking is looking for truck drivers in the Panguitch, UT area. Great pay and benefits. Valid CDL with Doubles endorsement required.To apply, go to www.barneytrucking.com or call 435-529-4422.
REAL ESTATE BEAUTIFUL 3 Bedroom 2 bath SFH, 1/3 acre, 1800 Square feet. Recently remodeled. New Roof. Move-in Ready. 2 garages and 2 car carport plus 1 storage building. 120 North 200 East, Loa. $105K + cc. Call 435691-0689 FOR SALE 17 ACRE RANCH IN LYMAN, UTAH Details at: www.loopnet.com Ranch Lyman, Utah: DICK DAVIS: 1-435-836-2898 or 1-435-616-2898 HOUSE FOR SALE TORREY 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 425-3824 or cell 435-896-7092
MISC ITEMS JOANNS COLLECTIBLES 50 years of Joanns antiques and collectibles. Selling everything and moving on. In Storage Center South of Bicknell. Call 435-896-7092, and I will meet you there, or watch for signs on the road. FOR SALE Beautiful 20 foot container, painted, with shelves. $2000. Call Arthur: 435-836-2104 TOP PRICES PAID FOR SILVER COINS 1964 and earlier Wanted: Dimes, Quarters Half Dollars, Dollars 435-896-5810
BUSINESS FOR SALE FOR SALE THE SNUGGLE INN The Snuggle Inn is for sale. I just turned 76 and it’s time to retire a second time. I have other plans and it’s time to move on. Only interested persons need to inquire, 1-435836-2898 or 1-435-616-2898. Qualifications: You MUST have the funds to cash me out, or are capable of getting your own financing. Details at www.loopnet.com, commercial in LOA, UTAH.
HELP WANTED Now hiring for summer sales. Great Opportunity. Low $20K average/year, $36K above average, above average $70K possible. If you are self motivated with strong work ethics, this could be for you. For more information, call 435619-0116 HELP WANTED RETAIL STAFF & GUIDES Also looking for retail employees and retail/manager. Call 435-425-2010.
IMMEDIATE OPENINGS AT TURN-ABOUT RANCH FOR RESIDENTIAL COACH POSITIONS. HS diploma or GED required, age 21 preferred and must pass background check. Call (877)804-2014; fax resume to (435)826-4261; email resume to aormond@turnaboutranch. com HOUSEKEEPING AQUARIUS INN Call 425-3723 or Stop By and Pick up an application.
FOR SALE 07-25’ Forest River Travel Trailer, Excellent Condition, one Slide, Solar Panels, Asking $11,000 or make offer. Call 435-676-2237
CHAROLAIS BULLS FOR SALE Yearlings and 2 year olds. Also 2 red factor Charolais X Polled Hereford bulls. Call Riley Taylor @ 691-4037
March 29, 2012
Kanab, Utah Sheila Kathleen Marner Sorenson Alvord, 86, passed away March 24, 2012 at the home of her daughter in Mayfield. She was born July 10, 1925 in Laurier, Manitoba, Canada to English immigrant parents, George and Clara
Hibbert Marner. Sheila served in the Canadian Armed Forces during World War II as a bookkeeper in Halifax Harbor. At war’s end, during a U.S. sight-seeing tour she met her soon to be husband, Maynard Sorenson in Salt Lake City. They married October 20, 1949 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and moved to Salt Lake City. They lived there for a short time before moving to Axtell, where they raised their family and operated Axtell Hereford Ranch for 34 years. They raised registered Herefords, showing and selling their cattle all over the Western States. Mom gained U.S. Citizenship while raising her young family in Axtell. Sheila and Maynard were active in the community. They supported the building and growth of the Gunnison Hospital in fund raising endeavors. They were honorary members of Gunnison Valley Future Farmers of America, and members of the Gunnison Valley Lions Club. Mom was a 4-H club leader to many of the youth of the Gunnison Valley area. She worked in the local P.T.A. She was a advisor to the Gunnison Valley Young Homemakers of America. She judged county fairs in many Central Utah counties. She served on the Sanpete County Library Board, being instrumental in bringing Bookmobile services to the county. She also served on the Six County Public Health Board. She was the president of the Utah Cowbelles, and sat on the Board for the National Beef Council Cook- Off. A special highlight of Mom’s life was serving on the South Sanpete School Board for many years. Maynard preceded her in death on March 13, 1981. She married Don Alvord in 1986, and moved to Kanab. He passed away in 1996. While living in Kanab, Mom was very active in the community. She served on the Kanab Planning Commission as well as the Kanab Hospital Auxiliary, and Library Board. She enjoyed being a land steward for the geologists who protected and worked the Anasazi sites in Southern Utah-Northern Arizona. Mom served as a mentor for the Sterling Scholar Program in the local high school. Mom was a very talented quilter. She leaves a legacy of many beautiful quilts made while a member of the Canyon Country and Utah Valley Quilt Guilds. Mom was recently voted the first honorary member of the newly organized Raising Kane Quilt Guild. Charitable donations in her name may be made to the Raising Kane Quilt Guild Humanitarian Fund, care of President Ilene Ott , 968 South Powell, Kanab, Utah 84741. Mom will be remembered by her family for her service to others, and to her community, as a wonderful homemaker and beautiful gardener. Mom was well respected and never afraid to express her thoughts, which were always backed up by a wealth of knowledge, and above all, good common sense. She touched all of our lives in such a positive way and will be greatly missed. She is survived by five children: Donnell (Lavon) Sorenson, Palos Verdes, California; Marnie (Bill) Clawson, Leawood, Kansas; Bill (Debbie) Sorenson, Jerome, Idaho; Laurel (Ray) Christensen, Mayfield; Robyn (Hal) Hendrickson, Gunnison. Sheila’s family includes 18 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren with 4 more on the way. She was preceded in death by husbands Maynard and Don; her parents; brother, Eric Marner; sisters: Eileen Gray and Patsy Avery. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 30, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. in the Kanab Kaibab Stake Center 1435 South McAllister. Friends may call at the stake center from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Burial will be Saturday March 31 at 1:00 p.m. in the Gunnison Cemetery 550 North Cemetery Road East Highway 89. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti
OBITUARIES KYLE RAY STEWART
Panguitch, Utah Kyle Ray Stewart , 54 peacefully passed from this mortal life during the early morning hours of March 21, 2012, his devoted wife Cindy at his side. We know Jeffrey was eagerly awaiting Kyle’s arrival in paradise. Words would not be able to describe the pure joy and love of that father/son reunion. Kidney failure claimed Kyle’s life after 2½ years of critical health issues. He squared his shoulders and powered through them all, becoming a medical miracle and medical mystery. Kyle was born August 15, 1957 in Cedar City to Jerald and Millie Sanders Mosdell. Later adopted by Al Stewart. He married Cindy Taylor, September 12, 1976 in Panguitch. Kyle lived life large. He was a force of nature that was always on the move. He was not happy unless he was accomplishing something, every moment of every day. His mind raced with ideas. Those around him found it nearly impossible to keep up. Kyle was not afraid to take the risks that most wouldn’t. Many of those risks proved to be fruitful, and some bit him in the butt. But he never quit trying, believing, or dreaming. Kyle had a huge compassionate heart. He felt the need personally to improve the circumstances of all those around him. Whatever he had, he wanted to share with others. Giving to others gave Kyle much joy. Kyle had an off-beat sense of humor, a stubborn streak and a short fuse. He said whatever he was thinking, with no filter, much to his wife’s embarrassment. Kyle’s life may have been cut short at 54, but he put 100 years of living and adventure into that 54 years. And he accomplished much. He will be remembered long and well. Kyle felt his most grand accomplishment was his family of six children, 11 grandchildren, and two more on the way. The motivation for all of Kyle’s undertakings was to provide and care for his family, to train and teach them hard work and honesty, the value of loyalty and being a man of your word. He loved his family more than he could have ever expressed. Kyle is survived in death by his wife Cindy; son James (Haley), and their children: Winston, baby Stewart; Nick (Sheena) and their children: Payton & Parker; Luke (Elkee) and their children: Mackenlee, Ransom, Bentley, Trig; Stacee (Justin) Partridge, and their children Shad & Kyzlee, baby Partridge; Ford (Chelsea) and their children: Gaige & Bridger; step-parents Al and Carol Stewart; in-laws, Jim and Sybil Taylor; brother, Scott and sister, DeAnn; and Jack and IvaDell Yardley. Preceded in death by son, Jeffrey; mother, Mildred Lee; grandparents, Millie and Moroni Sanders; uncle, Verl Sanders. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 23, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. in the Panguitch 3rd Ward, 550 South 100 West, where friends may call from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Burial will be in the Panguitch Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com
ANSLEY PAYGE OWENS
Dickinson, North Dakota/Panguitch, Utah Ansley Payge Owens, 15 days old, passed away March 24, 2012, in Salt Lake City, Utah, at Primary Children’s Hospital. She was born March 9, 2012, in Billings, Montana to Colby Austin and Bevin Elizabeth Thompson Owens. She was here for a short time but she made an impression in our hearts, and we love her very much. She is survived by her parents: Colby and Bevin Owens, Dickinson, North Dakota; grandparents: Bobby Owens, Panguitch; Dwayne and Pam Bailey, Dickinson, North Dakota; Joel and Chris Thompson, Cedar City; Marsha and Erik Ashe, Rohnert Park, CA; great-grandparents: Glen and Bonnie Owens, Panguitch; Charles and Lorene Hepworth, Panguitch; Raymond and Geri Thompson, Prescott, AZ; aunts and uncles: Hunter Owens, Panguitch; Nash Jensen, North Dakota; Sam Bailey, Bountiful; Olivia Bailey, Grand Junction, CO: Mike (Aubrey) Thompson, Teasdale; Cody Thompson, Rohnert Park, CA. Preceded in death by aunt, McKenzie Owens. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. in the Panguitch Cemetery. Friends may call from 11:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m. at the Panguitch Stake Center, 550 South 100 West. Funeral Directors, Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. On line guest book www.maglebymortuary.com
Garn Thompson, age 85, died on Friday, March 23, 2012 in Kanab, Utah surrounded by his wife Myrna and loving friends. Born June 4, 1926 in Santaquin, Utah to Minnetta Isabelle Imlay and Oscar Zoram Thompson. Memorial Services will be held at Mosdell Mortuary on Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 11:00am with a viewing at 10:00. Interment will take place on Friday in the Redwood Memorial Estates in West Jordan, Utah under the direction of Mosdell Mortuary. He’s taken another trail. We’re not quite sure where the winding road will take him, but we are sure we’ll meet again.
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As a sure sign of spring the distinctive yellow lights are once again blinking at the Chuckwagon on Main Street in Torrey. There is a going to be new Pizza place where the old Chilz used to be. Slackers is now open, and the Texaco is soon to be back under the old management. “Help Wanted” signs for employment in the Torrey area are flying off the shelves at Loa Builders faster than the Capitol Reef Inn can make flap jacks. The ladies at Late Bloomers are again proudly planting custom flower pots for those of us that have yet to develop green thumbs, and no doubt Ramola Woolsey will be soon gracing us with her presence and will be seen tilling and planting her bounteous garden on the corner of River Road and Main. So many businesses have opened their doors this week in Torrey that driving, or walking on Main Street to retrieve the mail has become treacherous. Stay alive, drive 35. Torrey’s Main Street has also been receiving a semi face lift with the removal of dead or dying trees, noxious weeds and piles of dirt. If anyone was wondering about all the smoke in town last week, the Torrey canal was being burned in preparation for the irrigation water that Jed Pace has been seen easing into to town from the diversion. As a stern reminder, any canal debris (leaves, limbs, trash etc.) removed from private ditches, needs to be removed from the town property by the private user.
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Your cooperation and attention to this detail is required and appreciated. It is Torrey Towns’ request that all property owners assist in keeping public areas clean and clear of debris as to provide maintenance personnel an easy access when mowing and for any other town related activities. (As part of a continued effort to keep Torrey clean, dumpsters will be provided at a soon to be announced date for the public use.) The Torrey DUP Building will also be receiving some much needed maintenance in the upcoming weeks. With the dedicated efforts of Jessie Pace, Camp Radiare’s Captain, funding for repairs have been procured from the Wayne County Special Services District under the expert direction of Donald Coombs, the Wayne County Commissioners, the Utah Historical Society and the Mormon Pioneer National Heritage Area. Construction has also begun on a new rock wall being built by local mason and rock artist Wade Hansen, at the entrance to the Torrey Cemetery. With the use of Capitol Improvement and Cemetery budget funds provided by Torrey Town, along with matching funds from the Mormon Pioneer National Heritage Area Board, the new rock entrance into the cemetery is our way of celebrating our proud heritage. The Torrey Town Park is also sporting a new cement playing surface on the basketball court, new sand
and net in the volleyball area, and chain link fencing on the baseball backstop. Torrey’s pubic park is fast becoming the new Disney Land of Central Utah where the local community and visitors can bring their kids for kite flying, fun, pictures and picnics. The Torrey Apple Days committee and the Torrey Town Council are hard at work on the festivities for our yearly celebration to be held on the 7th of July at the Torrey Town Park. Swap meet and concessionaires are invited to reserve their space early. To reserve your 4th of July space, the Torrey Pavilion or the Big Apple for your special event contact Torrey Town @ 425-3600 or visit our website attorreyutah.gov. Edra (Edwards) Gray, daughter of Lilly Edwards, formerly known as the famous Aunt Lil’s on Main Street in Torrey, was recently in town for the wedding of her son. Edra in her gracious and lady like manner offered up memories of her well known Grand Father Nells Johnson from Fruita. Nell’s Johnson was one of Utah’s earliest pioneers from Sweden, with a remarkable history of nurturing trees he had brought with him from Northern Europe and personally cared for on the long and certainly arduous trip across the plains by hand cart. Then Nells delicately planted in his fruit trees in his new found homeland of Fruita, Utah, of which today we locally and world wide, continue to enjoy the fruits of his due diligence and his dedicated labor. At the home of distant relatives Don and Shirley Torgerson, Edra Gray, reminisced about the early days she remembered living in Torrey during the nineteen 30’s and 40’s, when times were tough and the Torrey kids had to be tougher. Torrey Town will be receiving an award and recognition at a luncheon in Cedar City, Utah on April 10th for its “all out community effort” in becoming a recognized member of “Tree City USA”. This prestigious honor is awarded on an annual basis to cities and towns that have met stringent tree related requirements. In addition, Torrey Town has, and will be soliciting funds from “Tree Utah”, to continue in the effort to re-plant, fence and protect Torrey’s Main Street canopy of trees. We all face life’s challenges and when a community comes together we all benefit. An auction and benefit to assist Donna Sal with her unexpected recent medical bills will be held on Saturday April 7th from noon until 5 pm at the Cafe Diablo. Gary Pankow and other local individuals are graciously donating all proceeds from the lunch and auction to be held that day to the Donna Sal benefit. As can be expected in Torrey, there will be live music and many great items put up for auction. If you have anything you would care to donate, please contact Jen Howe @ 435-425-3330. Jen Howe will also be collecting donations for Donna Sal @: PO Box 750190 Torrey, UT 84775
200 North 400 East • Panguitch, Utah • 676-8811 www.garfieldmemorial.org Family Practice Dr. Richard Birch Dr. Todd Mooney Dr. Mitchell Miller Becky Roberts, FNP Tim Dennis, PA-C
Speech Therapy Flora Howard Certified Nurse Midwife DeAnn Brown, CNM Anesthesiology Lewis Barney, CRNA
VISITING SPECIALISTS FOR MARCH 2012 Dr. Robert Pearson Dr. Randy Delcore Dr. Eric Maxwell Dr. Brad Webb Dr. Robert Nakken Dr. Ronald Crouch Dr. Ben Adams Dr. Aaursh Manchanda
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Our Pharmacist, Tim Smith, will provide Coumadin testing and results at outlying clinics. Please call clinic for available dates and times. Coumadin testing and results at the Garfield Memorial Clinic will be by appointment. To schedule an appointment for Mammography, please call 435-676-1267. FUTURE 2011- 2012 MAMMO DATES: March 8 - Panguitch March 27 & 28 - Kanab March 14 - Panguitch UCCP May 2 - Orderville
Clinics - Call For Appointments
Garfield Memorial Clinic, Panguitch ................................................... 435-676-8842 (Mon - Fri) Kazan Clinic, Escalante . .........................................................435-826-4374 (Mon., Wed., Fri.) Bryce Valley Clinic, Cannonville ................................................ 435-679-8545 (Tues. & Thurs.) Circleville Clinic, Circleville . ...................................................... 435-577-2958 (Tues. & Thurs.) Physical and Speech Therapy . ............................................................................435-676-8840 Mammography .....................................................................................................435-676-1267 Diabetic Counseling(Jan Frandsen) ..................................................................... 435-676-8811 Garfield Memorial Hospital Long Term Care Center ............................................435-676-1265
Raptors...Ospreys...and...ANGELS... All in the SAME place... At the SAME time! Did you miss them? Did you blink? Or shiver? All of this was at the Thunder Over Utah Air show the weekend of March 16-18 at the new St George airport! Of course, the ‘stars’ of the show were the Blue Angels and, as they were doing their performance, my 23 yr old grandson exclaimed: “Those kids (pilots) are having way too much fun with their toys!” The Angels were preceeded by some very exciting and informa-
tive performances including a demonstration of the F-22 Raptor! This incredible fighter is capable of some of the most seemingly impossible things by a aircraft...IN the air! Later, it did fly-bys with a WW II P51 Mustang which drew applause from the huge crowd. Later a demonstration showed off the abilities of the US Marine Corps unique troop carrying aircraft that can take off like a chopper, yet fly like a conventional aircraft. According to the show’s Director, Kevin Marsh, the Saturday crowd exceeded 30,000 with another 15,000 on a cold, blustery Sunday. (It actually RAINED all around the airport on Sunday...without a DROP falling ON the show!) Rich Stehmeier, Manager of the airport, said that the show was deemed a major success with little or no interuption of commercial traffic. “The crowd actually had several manuevers not seen at other shows”, he said. “Because of the low clouds several fly-overs were a bit different.” “The event benefited the Boy Scouts, Dixie JROTC, Dixie Rotary and the Western Sky Warbirds Museum,” he added. “We’re excited about having the Blue Angels back, probably in 2014,” he concluded.
March 22, 2012
March 29, 2012
Boulder Mountain Realty, Inc.
Cathy Bagley, Broker Amanda Brown, Sales Agent 245 East Main, P.O. Box 9, Torrey 425-3200
NEW LISTINGS AND NEW PRICES FIXER-UPPER. 1388 square foot home with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. 1.2 acre lot. Corrals and outbuildings. 212 North 100 West, Lyman. $47,000. CLOSE TO JUNCTION OF HIGHWAY 12 & 24. 1.25 acres close to junction of Highway 12 and 24 in one of Utah’s most scenic areas. Close to Capitol Reef. Torrey City water connected. Approved for septic. Ideal for many commercial opportunities. $55,000. PIONEER BRICK HOME. 3 bedroom pioneer brick home in good condition. Huge front porch. 200 square foot studio, plus 200 square foot shop with many possibilities. .3/acre corner lot with mountain views to the south. Privacy fence. 274 South Main Street, Loa. $93,000. CEDAR-SIDED. Manufactured home with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath on 1.4 acres. Needs updating. 2 shares of Sand Creek Irrigation water. Garage. 250 North 100 West, Torrey. $125,000. TEASDALE. Lots of space with 4 bedrooms and 2 baths. Built in 1976, remodeled and added to in 1995. One acre, one share of water. Garden spot and pasture. 65 North 100 East, Teasdale. PRICE REDUCED! $155,000. Check the website for price changes and new listings.
ASSET PROTECTION AND ESTATE PLANNING Many individuals are concerned about asset protection. By doing estate planning, you can often increase their asset protection. The key to effective asset protection is to structure your affairs in order to minimize exposure to potential lawsuits prior to a threatened claim. If steps are taken to manipulate assets after a threatened claim, there can be potential problems with fraudulent conveyance laws. This article will set forth a few techniques that are important for preserving and planning an estate while emphasizing asset protection. Insurance. It is crucial to review insurance coverage to be certain that it is
adequate. Personal liability umbrellas are relatively inexpensive and are a must. Business Entity. If you own rental property, investment real estate, or business assets you should strongly consider forming a business entity such as a corporation (either an S Corporation or C Corporation) or limited liability company. By forming a business entity, you can shield your personal assets from claims. This is especially important if you have employees. Without a business entity to separate your business affairs and your personal assets, your personal assets would be subject to claims resulting from misdeeds of your employees. Separation of Assets. An important form of asset protection and estate planning is the separation of assets between spouses. Often, it is advisable for one spouse to own the business interests and the other spouse to own the assets
which are less subject to potential creditors. If something does go wrong for the spouse involved in the business, the assets owned by the other spouse should be protected. Exempt Assets. An important form of asset protection is to own assets that are exempt from creditors’ claims. Significantly, personal residences, qualified retirement plans, life insurance and annuities can be exempt from creditor claims. Conclusion. Because most individuals want to protect their assets, it is important to coordinate asset protection efforts with estate planning. By coordinating these efforts, the family’s assets will be better protected from creditors, and estate taxation of the assets can be minimized. Jeffery J. McKenna is an attorney licensed in three states and serving clients in Utah, Nevada, and Arizona. He is a partner at the law firm of Barney, McKenna and Olmstead, with offices in St. George and Mesquite. He is a founding member of the Southern Utah Estate Planning Council. If you have questions or topics that you would like addressed in these articles please email him at jmckenna@barney-mckenna. com or call 435 628-1711.