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Weekend Storm Blows UDOT Building to Smithereens
Photos: Mark Austin
A metal building at the Utah Dept. of Transportation storage yard on Escalante’s Main Street was blown apart by a wind gust last Sunday. Top picture: Escalante City Mayor Jerry Taylor and Councilwoman Louise Barnes help with the cleanup in front of Serenidad Gallery. Bottom pic: The UDOT storage yard where the building once stood, with nothing left standing.
ESCALANTE - Last Sunday’s cold front that brought patchy rain, snow and strong winds through Garfield County turned out to be a “perfect storm” for one Escalante building. At around noon the skies darkened and a bout of heavy wind gusts blew through town, tearing down one of the
Utah Dept. of Transportation (UDOT) road sheds at their Escalante Main Street site, completely obliterating the metal building and sending debris flying across Hwy 12. Fortunately no one was hurt. Several large metal pieces from the structure sailed nearly through the front windows of Phil and Harriet Priska’s Serenidad Gallery just
across the street, but stopped just short of their shop. “It’s quite remarkable,” said Escalante City Councilwoman Louise Barnes. “It destroyed just the fences and that building. We were really lucky nothing else was damaged. It was clearly a microburst. Nothing around it was affected, just that structure.”
Locals Hike to Little Valley Oil Spill Site
Photos: Carol Kracht
GRAND STAIRCASE-ESCALANTE N.M. Following last week’s news report in the Salt Lake Tribune regarding an oil spill in Little Valley on the GSENM, a few locals decided to hike up to the area to take a look for themselves. They found evidence of an above ground oil plume approximately 4 miles long that appeared to come from a pad above the drainage. Above: the group looks at a section of the wash lined with 4-6 inches of oil. Inset: a pinion is coated with oil from what appears to be a relatively recent spill event. —Insider REGIONAL Weather forecast for some but not all regions represented in our newspaper coverage area
Thurs. APR. 3 - wed. APR. 9 PARTLY CLOUDY and coolish Thursday through Sunday with a chance of rain, particularly on Saturday (30%). Highs in the 40s. Sunnier and warming on Monday with high in 50s and warmer yet Tues-Wed with highs in the 60s. Lows consistent through week, in low to high 20s. Light winds through week 7 to 15mph.
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Coincidentally, Barnes, who oversees city streets among her responsibilities on the city council, had just toured that very same UDOT building with Escalante Mayor Jerry Taylor the week prior to evaluate its condition. Though owned by UDOT, the shed has been used by the city to store municipal water and street supplies and equipment for the town, such asphalt and sand bags, signage, the road roller, and water connecting devices. During their tour Barnes and Taylor had noted that the bottoms of the posts supporting the structure had rotted out, and were no longer connected to the ground. Barnes says as a result of their tour she had recommended that the city work toward replacing the structure. Sunday afternoon’s calamity quickly brought townspeople to the scene, and city crews and volunteers, including city council members, swiftly cleared the debris, reopening Highway 12 within a couple of hours. During cleanup Councilwoman Barnes quipped to Mayor Taylor, “I told you it was rickety.” By Monday morning little evidence was left of the disaster and Barnes said that City worker Blaine Porter had been back to the debris location with a magnet to pick up all the nails and last pieces of metal debris that he could find. One purpose of the city council members’ tour of the UDOT structures and site during the prior week was to evaluate the site for a proposed long term lease of the property from UDOT. According to Barnes, Escalante City has been negotiation with UDOT for over a year to take over management of the location. They found the other main structures in the UDOT yard to be in good condition. —Insider
4-H Leadermete is Coming Wayne County WAYNE CO. - 4-H’s statewide Leadermete, the conference that is all about connecting 4-H leaders and volunteers, will be holding their annual event this year in Wayne County on April 24-26. This will be the first time the conference has been held in Wayne County. Due to the unique nature of Wayne County as a Leadermete host county, workshop events will take place throughout the county over the three-
day event, from Loa to Torrey. “Already we have more than 200 participants signed up from throughout the state,” said GaeLynn Peterson, Family & Consumer Science 4-H Youth Agent for Wayne County. “So we’re expecting a pretty good turnout. We’re pleased with the response,” she said. Each year, the annual Leadermete helps 4-H partLeadermete
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Gallery 24 Expands for 2014 Grand Opening April 19 TORREY - Gallery 24 in Torrey, UT, will open for the 2014 season on April 11, with a Grand Opening reception on Saturday, April 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. The gallery has expanded into adjacent space, allowing the display of more artwork. Gallery 24 features contemporary southwest art, including painting, sculpture, jewelry, photography, and ceramics. The gallery is located at 135 E. Main Street in Torrey. Regular hours will be Friday through Monday from 11 to 5, or by special appointment. Local artists whose work is featured include painters Ray Conrad, Nancy Green, Pat Priebe-Swanson, Bernard Simbari, and Paula Swain; mixed media artist Diane Barrett, photographer Guy Tal, ceramicists Marion Schlauch and James Stewart; jewellers Dallyne Crowton and Robbie Halladae, wood carvers Ron Nolte and Robert White, glass artist Donna Pence and metal artist Brian Swanson. —Gallery 24
Garfield Memorial Physicians Receive Teaching Awards PANGUITCH - Colin Marshall, DO, and Todd Mooney, MD, of Garfield Memorial Hospital have both been selected to receive the Outstanding Rural Teacher of the Year Award from the University of Utah Department of Family and Preventive Medicine’s Medical Student Education in Family Medicine. This award recognizes their exceptional performance as instructors for the third-year Family Medicine Clerkship. Karly Pippitt, MD, Director of Medical Student Education in Family Medicine at the University of Utah, says “During the award’s nomination and selection process, high accolades were expressed by students, staff and faculty regarding Dr. Marshall and Dr. Mooney’s professionalism, excellent intrapersonal skills, steadfast support of the medical students’ education, and superb role-modeling of a rural family physician. The comments included: ‘I really enjoyed working with Dr.
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Marshall and I appreciate the time he took to teach me and allowing me the opportunity to gain hands on experience.’ ‘Dr. Mooney involved me in many aspects of care. Working with him was a wonderful experience.’ ‘I had a fantastic experience during my rotation and it would not have been possible without their willingness to teach and let me get involved.’” Marshal and Mooney will be officially presented with their awards on April 30,
2014, at the annual University of Utah Family Medicine Student Dinner. Alberto Vasquez, Garfield Memorial Hospital Administrator, says “We are fortunate to have such outstanding doctors as a part of Garfield Memorial, and we are thrilled that such a prestigious institution has recognized their hard work and dedication to their profession, to education, and to our community.” —Garfield Memorial Hospital
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Oil Spill in Little Valley Wash by Carol Kracht
On Saturday, March 29th, I rode my horse along with another member of the Back Country Horsemen of Utah, Canyon Country Chapter, accompanied by two hiking friends and fellow members of the Escalante Alliance for a Sustainable Future and a reporter and photographer from the Salt Lake Tribune to look at this oil spill that was recently reported by hikers this past month. So far the BLM, according to reaction to this first report, has claimed that the oil spill is decades old. Really? But from my observation much of the damage is very obviously much more recent. Whether this recently discovered oil spill is 40 years old or four weeks old hardly matters. What does matter is that four miles of Little Valley Wash is paved in oil on the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. What matters is that for however long it has been there no one seems to have ever taken responsibility for it. Not the oil company, the Forest Service or the Bureau of Land Management. About one mile into the wash you begin to see tar balls mixed in with the sand and rocks. About two miles in you can see green, living plants coated with oily residue clinging to green leaves and green needles. How can that be decades old? About two and a half miles in you hit what basically looks like four to six inches thick of asphalt lining
the wash, reminiscent of a lava flow. That ‘tarry pavement’ continues on as you reach a steep wooded slope and cliff. Rocks have distinct black markings as though they are dipped in ink. Splashes of oil residue cover benches of rock where it has fallen from above. All of this comes directly from an oil pad above the rim. Was any of this ever properly reported and documented? Shouldn’t the BLM or oil company have records if it was? Where was the oversight if this spill has been known for such a long time? Why is this spill continuing to do recent damage without any oversight? There are many unanswered questions. What I do know is that it continues to be an ongoing event as the residue is pushed down the wash with seasonal flooding. What I do know is that whenever it took place no one took responsibility to ever monitor the spill, stop the flow before it spilled over the cliffs, or ever clean it up. Another unregulated mess has been imposed on a pristine and beautiful area that is supposedly protected from such. As I rode my horse out, leaving hoofprints in the soft tarry residue I wondered: Is this ‘Little Valley Wash? or do we re name it ‘Little Valdez Wash’ for the oil left behind. And, will anyone clean it up now? Carol Kracht is a resident of Escalante.
Art of Saddle Making Workshop at Frontier Homestead CEDAR CITY - Frontier Homestead State Park and the Museum Foundation have initiated a new lineup of activities titled First Monday. The first Monday of most months, the entire family will be able to enjoy a variety of traditional activities, crafts, visit one-on-one with artists, and maybe even take in a classic movie and hear some of the ghostly stories surrounding the Homestead. In a word, there will be plenty for everyone to enjoy each month. There is a suggested donation of $3.00 per family. First Monday continues April 7 at 7:00 p.m. with master saddle maker Ron Flud. Flud will be demonstrating his art and interacting with visitors one-on-one to give them a first-hand experience of what it takes to transform leather to a finished saddle. Flud was a featured artist at the 2013 Cedar City Fine Arts Festival. Park Manager Todd Prince says, “This is a great opportunity for families to enjoy time together, as well as being budget friendly. We’re endeavoring to create more family-friendly activities for the community that are affordable, entertaining, and celebrate the history and culture of Iron County.” Upcoming First Mondays will feature a sneak preview of Groovefest, the art of Bill Sherwin and the Southern Utah Watercolor Society, frontier games, ghosts, and storytelling. A complete schedule can be picked up at the Museum front desk, or viewed at www.frontierhomestead.org. For more information call (435) 586-9290. Frontier Homestead State Park is located at 635 North Main Street in Cedar City, Utah. —Frontier Homestead State Park
Power Outage In Loa, UT LOA - Loa Garkane members experienced a power outage Sunday morning for about two hours. Problems with a transformer caused the outage. Garkane crews responded quickly on Sunday morning to restore power to affected areas. For any questions please email nbrown@garkaneenergy. com or call 435-644-5026 —Garkane Energy
ners re-energize their own 4-H programs by connecting and sharing ideas. Workshops and classes are presented in a wide variety of categories varying from crafts, to how to work with youth, to technology. This year’s lineup includes an incredibly wide variety of learning opportunities during more than 100 workshops, in teen citizenship (Raising Positive Kids in a Negative World), environmental education (Fly Tying and Entomology Workshop), livestock (A Livestock Show Committee that Works), and much more. Kevin Kesler, Director of 4-H & Youth Programs for Utah State University Extension in Logan, said that Wayne County was selected this year as their host site, “First of all because we love Wayne County,” he said. “But the way the process works is we put it out to all of the Utah counties to see who wants to host it, and Wayne County showed interest. Basically they volunteered to do it and we worked with them to make it happen.” 4-H leaders selected this year’s theme as “Wayne’s Wild West.” “The majority of us in the state office are from the rural areas so coming to Wayne County will be like coming home for us,” said Kesler. Kesler added that the benefits to a Leadermete host county include the opportunity to recruit volunteers and to provide an economic boost to businesses in the area. “It’s a positive thing for the host county,” he said. The 4-H organization, who’s mission is “engaging youth to reach their fullest potential while advancing the field of youth development” is 112 years old nationally and 102 years old in Utah, and it is the largest youth program in the U.S. Kesler noted that while most people associate 4-H with youth livestock programs, there’s much more to it than livestock. “Yes we do agriculture programs,” he said, “We do horse and livestock and cooking but we also do many other programs. We have as many kids in urban areas as rural areas, and we offer just about
anything a kid wants to do, really. It could be indoor or outdoor. It could be video, photography, GPS, science programs, rocketry--all different programs that meet the needs of kids wherever they are.” A unique aspect of 4-H is that whatever the youth interests are, if they can find an adult with the same interest, they can form a 4-H club. “We teach kids life skills. Our goal is to make every kid in the program more likely to succeed in society and to give back to their communities,” said Kesler. Recent studies, including a 10 year study published in 2012 by Tufts University on the results of 4-H programs, show that youth who are engaged in 4-H tend to excel beyond their peers, make healthier life choices, do better in school and engage more actively in their communities. Results showed that 4-H youth are more likely to participate in science and engineering than their peers, and are twice as likely to go to college and 5 times more likely to graduate from college. Events for Wayne County’s Leadermete will begin with registration at the Loa Stake Center at noon on Thursday, April 24. Classes will continue through Friday morning, taking place at venues in 16 locations throughout Wayne County from the County Fairgrounds to the Broken Spur Meeting Room in Torrey. The first opportunity for registration was open to people currently in the 4-H program and a second opportunity will made available for members of the community who would like to become part of the 4-H program. Kesler added, “We feel like Wayne County has opened their arms to us and said we’re proud of what we have and we want to share it. And as 4-H leaders we want to showcase to the state the great things are happening in Wayne County.” For more information about Wayne County’s Leadermete and how to get involved in 4-H programs locally, contact GaeLynn Peterson at 435836-1313 or email@example.com —Insider
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The Broken Spur Steakhouse in Torrey, UT is open for the 2014 season. We have done some remodeling and added some new items to the menu since last season. We also have our own bakery which makes fresh sourdough bread daily for the steakhouse. Bring your friends and come enjoy an evening of great dining. Ask about our catering services as well. No reservation needed, just come on over. Our hours are 5:00-9:00pm every day of the week. 955 E. SR-24, Torrey 435-425-3775
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Rodent Report from the Knight Ranch March 31, 2014
I’ve told you about my trials With the ermine and the skunk. Was that the end of my rodent problems? Well, that’s what I hoped, and thunk. Wrong! It was only yesterday I had to go on a trip. I was busy making coffee, waiting for it to drip. My cat was up on the counter. His manners ain’t all that hot, But he was seriously int’rested in the little red teapot. He would not get away from it, no matter how I tried, So I finally popped the lid off and took a peek inside. Behold! There was a mouse in there. I guess he couldn’t jump out. When he seen me peeking at him he scurried up into the spout. Well, I had to run, so I set that teapot down upon the floor, And trusted the cat to do what cats have often done before. When I got home the mouse was gone, the silly little freako. Did he think he was oolong, or maybe orange pekoe? Regardless, he had disappeared. No sign of him no more, Except for some flecks of mouse manure there on the teapot floor.
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April 3, 2014
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Senate Bill 38 In the 2014 Legislative Session, SB 38 was passed and signed by the Governor. I would personally like to thank Senator Ralph Okerlund and Representative Kay McIff for sponsoring SB 38. Rural Superintendents proposed the idea to Legislators a year ago in an attempt to provide students in rural Utah with an increased opportunity to enroll in additional concurrent enrollment courses. The bill will allocate $1.3 million dollars of ongoing funding to Snow College to provide concurrent enrollment courses to high school students in the State of Utah. Students and parents in Garfield School District will benefit by the implementation of this bill. Starting in the Fall of 2014, Juniors and Seniors will be able to enroll in the new concurrent enrollment classes offered by Snow College. The intent of the bill is to have Snow College broadcast all of the concurrent enrollment classes a student would need to
allow them to receive their Associate’s Degree in two years while they are attending high school. Prior to the passing of this bill, students in Garfield School District were only offered a limited number of class offerings each year which prohibited them from completing their Associates Degree. Now, with the passing of this Legislation, students will be allowed the opportunity to enroll in all of the classes needed for their Associate’s Degree. When a student completes their Associates Degree before they graduate high school, they are eligible to receive approximately $20,000 in scholarship money that can be used at any college or university in the State of Utah. This scholarship is called The New Century Scholarship, for additional information on the century scholarship you can select the following link: http://higheredutah.org/ newcenturyscholarship/ If a student is willing to
dedicate themselves to the concurrent enrollment program now offered in our schools, and they receive their Associate’s Degree before they graduate, they can receive enough money form the Century Scholarship to pay for their additional two years of college. This allows a student to receive their Bachelor’s degree two years after they graduate and at a very minimal cost to the students. I will be visiting the three high schools in the next few weeks to inform the Sophomores and Juniors of their options regarding concurrent enrollment. If your student is interested in working towards their college degree, they need to visit with their high school counselor and enroll in Snow College as a concurrent enrollment student. —Superintendent Ben Dalton
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Roaring 20s Come Alive! Weeks of planning, dress shopping, and decorating finally came to a head this week as the March 29th date for this year’s Junior Prom. The theme for this year has been widely advertised and greatly decorated as “The Roaring 20s”, emphasizing the jazzy, exciting, and multicultural America of the golden 20s. As we are all well aware, the prom is not only a special moment for members of the community, but a milestone in growth and maturity for the Juniors and their parents. With all of the evident hard work that has been put into this years Prom, we can all expect a great night on Saturday. Besides prom, the members of the PHS student body kept busy this week with other important dates to meet. Indeed, even in the final weeks of school, there is no such thing as a “slow week” for PHS. On Monday, the already excited faces of the promready students were lit up even more, as a Monday-morning assembly was held in celebration. The occasion in question was that of congratulations for the PHS debate team, who left Bingham high school with their 4th State Championship
this past Saturday. Along with many medalists, the team performed in spectacular fashion, besting the other teams by a wide margin of points. “This is, quite honestly, the best debate team I have ever had the privilege of coaching,” said coach Ryan Houston. The state medalists/ finalists include: Rowdy Miller & Mckayla Heaton- 1st Public Forum Makoy Dodds and Jantzen Orton- 1st Public Forum Donnie Corwin- 2nd Impromptu Jantzen Orton- 3rd Impromptu Rowdy Miller- 2nd Student Congress Morgan Barney- 3rd Original Oratory Kennedy Barney- 3rd Lincoln-Douglas Debate. Slader Matthew- 2nd Extemporaneous Speaking Mckayla Heaton 4th Extemporaneous Speaking. Lauren Smith 4th impromptu The choir club kept things rolling on Tuesday, as they ventured to Wayne for the region music competition. After singing their hearts out, it was revealed that both the boys’ and the girls’ ensemble did well. The girls, with their per-
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formance of “Danny Boy ” qualified for state competition, while the boys sang “Shenandoah” and were just shy of qualifying for their state competition. The PHS FCCLA group played the role of weekday warriors this week, traveling to the Davis events center in Layton for their State competition. The fruits of months of hard work and labor were displayed on Wednesday and Thursday, and rewarded dutifully as well. The amazing and successful community service projects these students undertake is enough to make any community proud, but if that wasn’t enough, a member of the Panguitch family can take pride in the fact that Panguitch had 13 teams and Individuals qualify for FCCLA Nationals in San Antonio, TX. The Panguitch pride seems to be at an endless supply this week, as we learned recently of more amazing achievements by our students. Both Darri Frandsen and Tyce Barney were selected as MVP’s for 1A Basketball. Good Job! As if the spectacle of Prom wasn’t enough to make this weekend exciting, our PHS track team plans to head to the Kanab meet with victory in mind. We wish them good luck, and good weather as they run, jump, and throw their hearts out! P.S. --Stay tuned next week for the announcements of Prom King and Queen! Donnie Corwin is a senior at Panguitch High School and serves as high school historian.
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by Ellen Fagergren and Kezli Floyd The BV Elementary stu- science core with the help of what three qualities a great dents are starting testing with Thanksgiving point and USU friend has. We can’t believe S.A.G.E.! They are working Extension Office. We have there is only one term left! 5th and 6th grade have a on writing for now. Language been observing , graphs and Arts will be after Spring Break. documenting the changes that reward activity and are going Others to follow. has taken place. They are get- to Brian Head for a skiing acPapers have been sent ting ready to bloom! tivity. Congratulations to those home about the Cedar Moun4TH grade: Had their who worked hard and earned tain Summer Science Camp. End of Reading Third Term the chance to go to the activity. School wide for the Sign-ups are online so be sure Activity. The students had to have your child look into read over 940 minutes each. month of April we are doing a it. This is a very exciting and Wow!! They wore hats, had an reading activity. Students will great learning experience for ice cream party, and watched read 20 minutes a day for the the students. a movie. Our Science experi- entire month. There will be an 1st: They are starting ment is that we are growing activity for those who chose to put forth the effort to obtain to add and subtract two digit crystals. numbers. We are also learn5th We finished MY SIDE this goal. SPRING Break is will ing about weather! You need OF THE MOUNTIAN. We the air and moisture to make stared PANTHER PEAK in be 1/2 day on the 15th and no school on the 16th, 17th and weather. We are thrilled that math we are timing fraction’s. it is officially Spring. We are 6th: We are busy learning 18th. Heads us the District looking forward to planting about our different countries, soon. their history, economies and Track meet for 4th - 8th grades 3rd The third grade government. We have been will be held on Wednesday, planted tulips as part of their writing an opinion paper on May 14th.
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by John Cloud We are happy to finally have someone who will report the high school news and he will do and excellent job. Thanks, John, for taking on this responsibility. Here is his first article. –Vicki Syrett Well, hello everyone from the student body of Bryce Valley! This week has, as they tend to do, flown by at a frantic pace, and things remain in their symbiotic state of Teacher vs. Student. Many of you already know many of the sports events that have gone on. Golf is in full swing, with many of our students managing to place whilst walking around and chatting; and track has begun, the many people on the team making sure to alternate killing themselves in the achievement of a “ PB” (personal best) with some carefully allotted socialization and dozing, but what else is going on? State FCCLA caused several ripples in the standard workings of the school as
students decide to run for the position of President. Most believe that there is extensively little competition for the supposedly more difficult positions of secretary and historian, but more contenders may yet emerge before the week is out, which may put the present competitors relatively at odds. Naturally, the students of Bryce Valley High torment the teachers, the teachers torment the students, and we somehow manage to pass our classes, to the great satisfaction of anyone doing Cheer or the assorted Sports like the aforementioned Track and Golf. In short, things were good, life was crazy, and we all managed to get along well enough that no one needed an ambulance. John Cloud is a junior at Bryce Valley High School.
many members of the student body were spontaneously rendered absent, and many have come back with several hilarious stories of jump-starting an extremely boring dance, tossing people in the air (the fault of Cheerleaders present at the event) and other like items that we all laughed at when the FCCLA members returned on Thursday, with many more of our students cleared to go on to Nationals than the past two to three years, resulting in a fair amount of celebration. Student body elections are beginning to get under way, causing much distress in the junior and Sophomore classes as competition for the relatively easy position of student body Vice President continues to rise, and assorted
BV Music by Nathan Platt
The Region Music Festival was held at Wayne High School on March 25. It was well attended and there were a large number of entries in both vocal and instrumental categories. Bryce Valley was well represented by 16 students who performed with piano and vocal solos and as part of small ensembles. The students did very well and all received excellent and superior ratings for their performances. A small ensemble consisting of twelve students from Bryce Valley qualified to perform at the State Music Festival in April. In addition, Jolene Jackson, Adam, Lizzy and Roman Platt qualified for state with their solo and duet performances. It was a great day filled with wonderful performances. It is always great to see the talent from around our region.
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By Cynthia Kimball You can do it. Even though he wants you to think you can’t. And that you are a nobody. And you don’t count. That no one cares. That you wouldn’t be missed. That you are a failure. A no good. A nothing. That there’s no hope. And that there’s no way back. From the off-beaten path you’re on. But before you believe him, hold on, and remember who is telling you these things. That’s right. The adversary. The devil. Satan. The father of all lies. Yes, he is a liar. So don’t believe a word he tells you. Because when you do, fear, depression and despair, among other things, can take hold. But there’s good news. And it’s from Christ. And Christ is hope. Possibility
Two Ways to Defeat the Adversary: Scriptures & Prayer
Optimism. Opportunity. Light, truth and knowledge. Power. Testimony. Happiness. Peace and comfort. And it’s never too late to change no matter what you’ve done. Strathearn (2002) suggests that you use the scriptures, just like Jesus did, to overcome Satan’s temptations (www.ldschurchnews.com, 2014). She also states, “… [you] can only truly ward off [him] by giving [your] love and [your] loyalties to the Father,” (www.ldschurchnews. com, 2014). Frederickson (2012) concurs with Strathearn, “Scripture study is a worthy and beneficial activity — it is a ‘best’ use of our time — that provides us untold benefits and enormous protection from the adversary,” (www. deseretnews.com, 2014). God talks to you and tells you what to do through the scriptures. There, He’s given you all the answers you need to overcome the adversary and life’s problems. You talk to God when you pray. Talk to Him out loud and
show reverence by praying on your knees. And when you listen after your prayers? He talks to you again through the promptings of the Holy Ghost (but you gotta make sure you’re listening). Scripture study and prayer are just two of the tools you can defeat Satan with. That is unless you are happy with fear, depression, despair, etc? But I didn’t think so. Therefore, dust off your scriptures. And ward of the adversary today. Even right now. This very moment. Turn to page one. Then get on your knees. And speak to Him. And listen. Do this at least twice daily for the rest of your life. The best part? This prescription is completely free. Cynthia Kimball is a speaker and trainer through her company Every1Counts, LLC, and a doctoral student in Curriculum and Instruction. She sometimes writes for Deseret Connect. E-mail: email@example.com
A programmer was walking along the beach when he found a lamp. Upon rubbing the lamp, a genie appeared who stated, “I am the most powerful genie in the world. I can grant you any wish you want, but only one wish.” The programmer pulled out a map of the Mediterranean area and said, “I’d like there to be a just and lasting peace among the people in the Middle East.” The genie responded, “Gee, I don’t know. Those people have been fighting since the beginning of time. I can do just about anything, but this is beyond my limits.” The programmer then said, “Well, I am a programmer and my programs have a lot of users. Please make all the users satisfied with my programs, let them ask for sensible changes before I start writing the programs and no changes after I start.” Genie: “Uh, let me see that map again.”
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Following a terrible fall, my cousin was in a coma. Days later, he finally came out of it. His wife asked, “How do you feel?” Slowly looking around at the hoses, tubes, wires and monitors attached to his body he responded weakly, “Over accessorized.”
April 3, 2014
tHe lAuGhiNg pOiNt!! Photo Shoot
Two weeks after my oneyear-old’s photo shoot, I returned to the studio to view the pictures on a color monitor. The photographer started describing the merits of each photo, but as he went through the set, he spoke so quickly that I couldn’t get a word in as he pressed home his sales pitch. Finally, after we’d seen all 20 poses, he asked me which ones I was most interested in. “None,” I replied. “This isn’t my child.”
As I was admitted to the hospital prior to a procedure, the clerk asked for my wrist, saying, “I’m going to give you a bracelet.” “Has it got rubies and diamonds?” I asked coyly. “No,” he said. “But it costs just as much.”
Come Out for Wayne Women’s Softball League It’s spring! That means it’s time to get ready for the Wayne Women’s Softball League. We expect to have a great time, as always, so get your teams together and get ready to play ball!
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There will be a coaches meeting on April 9, 2014 at 7:00pm at Helen Jones’ residence. If you have any questions call Helen at 435-491-0532 or Lonni at 435-616-2207. We hope all you wonderful ladies come out this season to enjoy game time with friends!
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Marital Relationships & Inheritance by Jeffery J. McKenna A surprising number of marriages end with one spouse trying to disinherit the other. However, the law of most states protects both husbands and wives from being disinherited by the other. If a person fails to provide for his or her surviving spouse, or even fails to provide a certain percentage of the estate to the surviving spouse, the surviving spouse can demand and receive an “elective share” or forced share of the estate, as set by state law. This means that the surviving spouse can demand a portion of the estate, and, regardless of what is stated in the deceased spouse’s will, the surviving spouse has a right to receive at least that amount. A spouse retains these elective share rights until and unless a decree of divorce is final. The exception is if the elective share rights are waived in a marital agreement. Marital agreements set forth in writing the exact agreement between couples regarding how much of each spouse’s individual assets (if any) will be distributed to the other upon the death of one of them. Often, each spouse will waive the right to inherit any of
the assets of the other spouse. It is preferable to execute a marital settlement agreement prior to marriage. Each party signs the agreement and knows, prior to the marriage, where they stand financially within the context of the marriage, and upon death of their spouse. Post-marital agreements (executed after marriage) can be executed if both spouses are agreeable to the settlement terms. The provisions of premarital and post-marital agreements serve to protect surviving spouses. When couples who each have children from prior relationships get married, each may have sufficient assets to be unafraid of being disinherited. Each one wants to provide for his or her own children upon death, and each spouse agrees to waive any share of the other’s estate. They are happy to do so in order for their own assets to be distributed to their own children. The same concerns and considerations by couples who draw up a premarital or postmarital contract also apply to couples who never plan to marry. As with marital agree-
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AG MARKET NEWS Producers Livestock Auction, Salina, Utah Tuesday, March 25, 2013 Receipts: 915. Last Week: 597. Last Year: 1207. Feeder Steers: wts under 550 lbs 6.00-8.00 higher; over 550 lbs steady; Feeder Heifers: mixed but mostly 4.00-5.00 higher, instances to 8.00-10.00 higher. Holstein Steers: 3.004.00 higher. Slaughter Cows: weak to 1.00 lower; Slaughter Bulls: weak to 1.00 lower. Feeder Steers: Medium and Large Frame 2: 200-250 lbs 256.00-276.00; 250-300 lbs 235.00-297.00; 300350 lbs scarce; 350-400 lbs 230.00-248.00; 400-450 lbs 220.00-237.00; 450-500 lbs 219.00-234.00; 500-550 lbs 204.00-225.00; 550-600 lbs 199.00-217.00; 600-650 lbs 182.00-199.00; 650-700 lbs 175.00-189.00;700-750 lbs 170.50-181.50; 750800 lbs scarce; 800-850 lbs 146.50-160.50; 850-900 lbs 140.00-154.50; 900-950 lbs 140.00-146.00; 950-1000 lbs 138.50-143.0. Holstein Steers: Large Frame 3: Bull Calves: scarce; 200300 lbs scarce; 300-500 lbs 115.50-121.00; 500-700 lbs 103.00-115.00; 700-900 lbs scarce; 900-1100 lbs 104.50106.00. Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large Frame 1-2: 200-250 lbs 253.00-267.00; 250-300 lbs pkg 267.00; 300-350 lbs 202.00-218.00; 350-400 lbs 195.00-205.00; 400-450 lbs 214.00-224.00, pkg 225.00; 450-500 lbs 204.00-214.00, pkg 222.00; 500-550 lbs 191.00-211.00, pkg 217.00; 550-600 lbs 177.50- 194.50, pkg 199.00; 600-650 lbs 169.00-188.00, pkg 194.00; 650-700 lbs scarce; 700750 lbs 151.00-157.00, pkg 171.50; 750-800 lbs 150.00161.25; 800-850 lbs 139.00151.00; 850-900 lbs pkg 150.00; 900-950 lbs scarce; 950-1000 lbs 137.50-138.50. Heiferettes: 71.00-121.00. Stock Cows: Few Running Age Cows with new born calves 1,350.00-2,050.00. Slaughter Cows: Boning 8090% Lean: 91.00-101.00, High Dressing 102.50; Breaking 75-80% Lean: 95.25105.00, High Dressing to 109.00; Cutter 85-90% Lean: 80.00-89.75. Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade 1000-1500 lbs 105.00-117.00; 1500-2210 lbs 111.00-121.50; Yield Grade 2 1000-1500 lbs 101.00-102.50; 1500-1575 lbs 104.50-105.50; Feeder Bulls: 770-1270 lbs 74.50-108.00. Source: USDA-Utah Dept. Of Agriculture Market News, Salt Lake City, UT (435-230-0402.)
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April 3, 2014
Sports PHS Sports Sidelines by Mack Oetting
Cats Basketball Recognized at All State Panguitch Track Results at Kanab Meet The Basketball teams were awarded All State recognitions, with Darri Frandsen, Whittni Orton and Tyce Barney winning the coveted MVP Awards. Darri Frandsen the 1A MVP led the Lady Cats to an undefeated season. Darri a junior had 17.7 ppg, 10.9 rebounds, to go alone with 1.8 steals per game. They don’t keep records of block shots, but it seemed that she had a bunch at each game. Darri really worked hard at her game and kept improving as the season went along. Darri has one more year left and then she wants to break her mothers scoring record at SUU. Whittni Orton is the 1A defense MVP of the year. I can’t ever remember anyone receiving this award, or maybe they just created it for Whit’s accomplishments. Whit had 110 steals in the year or 4.56 steals a game, she set a goal of 100 steals and made that plus. Whit speed just left the other teams in her rear view mirror, she turned many of the steals into lay up points, she average 12.20 ppg, to go along with almost 5 assists a game and 3 rebounds. Whittni is a Sophomore and will entertain us for another 2years. Taylor Bennett also a Sophomore was on the second team and she had a sweet shot that seemed to take for ever to just get nothing but net. Taylor had 37 three pointers, somehow I think that has to some kind of record. Taylor had a 13.4 ppg and 5.80 rebounds. Taylor had a high point game at Escalante of 27 points. Chesney Campbell another Sophomore made the third team. Chesney who is lighting fast also had a lot of steals to go along with her 7 rebounds and 11 ppg scoring
record. Last year at the State Track meet Chesney won the high jump as a freshman and she may be the first girl to dunk the ball before she graduates. I thought all five of the girls would make the state teams. I didn’t see any backcourt duo that matched up with the Bobcats, Catania Holman had over 80 steals, second only to Whittni. The whole team is coming back next year and it should be a fun year. Tyce Barney was the boys 1-A MVP. Tyce finished his high school career with 1980 points, a plateau that few have achieved. This year he finished with a 23.8 ppg, 8.4 rebounds, 2.2 assists to go along with his 2.6 steals. His high game this year was against Escalante for 41 points. Tyce had the ability to score from anywhere on the court and will make a really good shooting guard for some college team. The opposing coaches had nothing but good things to say about Tyce and how hard he was to defend. Tyce was one of the best players that I have seen since we moved here. Keldon Norris made the second team. Keldon was a very steady player all season long, but at the State Finals he really stood out as a defensive player and one that could hit that shot that was needed to pull off some of the victories. Panguitch High Track Over the weekend Panguitch competed against 14 other 1A, 2A schools at a track meet in Kanab. The top 4 teams were: Men’s Team Scores Women’s Teams Scores 1.San Juan 161 1. Panguitch 142.5
2. Kanab 122 2. Wayne 92.5 3. Panguitch 95 3. Kanab 66 4. Milford 68 4. Milford 66 Individual placers were: Whittni Orton: 1st 800 M*, 2nd Long Jump*, 3rd 100 M*, 5th 200 M Catania Holman: 1st 1600 M*, 1st 3200 M* Brenna Mooney: 1st Discus*, 4th Shot Put* Chesney Campbell: 2nd High Jump*, 3rd 100 Hurd.* & Long Jump* McKayla Heaton: 2nd 1600 M, 4th 800 M Shantae Miller: 3rd 300 hurdles, 6th 100 hurdles Brianne Bremner: 4th Javelin*, 7th 100 M Makayla Dalton: 5th 1600 M, 7th Javelin Taylor Bennett: 7th Discus Boys: Keldon Norris: 1st 110 hurdles* & 300 hurdles*, 2nd 1600 M Uriel Zubia: 3rd Shot Put* & Discus Ian Anderson: 3rd 3200 M, 7th 800 M Connor Anderson: 4th 3200 M, 6th 1600 M Trenton Stowe: 5th 110 and 300 hurdles Dason Houston: 5th Javelin Jonah Schoppe: 5th 3200 M Ethan Armstrong: 7th 110 hurdles Trey Barney: 8th Shot Put This Friday, April 4th will be the Panguitch Invitational Track meet; it starts at 3:00. This will be the only meet that will be here, come on out and cheer the cats along. If you would like to help out, contact Troy Norris and he will put you to work.
Wayne Sports This Week by Maggie Ellett
Kanab Track Meet Results Last week, the track team travelled to Kanab. Both the girls’ team and the boys’ team did very well. For the girls, Hannah Ellett finished 5th in the 100 meter hurdles, 6th in the 100, 1st in the 300 meter hurdles, and 7th in the 200. Bethany Lamb finished 8th in the 100 meter hurdles and 8th in the 300 meter hurdles. Maggie Ellett finished 3rd in the 400, Kolbi Clark finished 4th in the 300 meter hurdles, and Carlie Chappell finished 6th in the 300 meter hurdles and 7th in the 800. Brooke Barney finished 5th in the 800 and 3rd in the 1600. Sarah Taylor finished 7th in the high jump and long jump, Kaitlyn McCoy finished 9th in the high jump and 7th in javelin, and Kali Pei finished 2nd in the discus and 3rd in the shot put. Tessa Simmons finished 2nd in the 3200 and 9th in the 1600 and Breeanna Brown finished 10th in the 1600. Last but not least, the 4x400 relay team--Maggie Ellett, Brooke Barney, Breeanna Brown, and Mckenna Brian--took 2nd. Good job girls! As for the boys, Clayton VanDyke finished 8th in the 3200 and Riley Cook finished in 10th place. Marc Simmons placed 10th in shot put and and 2nd in the discus. Also, Nathan Dendy finished 10th in the discus and Landon Chappell finished 3rd in javelin. Good job boys! The track team will compete on Friday, the 4th, in Panguitch. Let’s go Badgers! Maggie Ellett is a senior at Wayne High School.
Report: Children of Color in UT, Nation Face Barriers to Well-Being
SALT LAKE CITY - Children of color in Utah and across the nation face major economic and educational barriers in nearly every category of wellbeing, a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation reveals. Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children says children of color are trailing in many key areas of success, and in nearly every region of the nation. Terry Haven, deputy director, Voices for Utah Children, said ensuring that all kids get the best possible education is critical for America’s future in a competitive global economy. “The well-being of children is critical to the prosperity
of American society. We need to be able to provide opportunities for our kids to succeed in a smart way that ensures what’s going on in Utah is good for them,” Haven said. The report based its rankings on 12 indicators that measure a child’s success in each stage of life, from birth to adulthood. Indicators include fourth-grade reading proficiency, students who graduate from high school on time, and young adults who complete an associate’s degree or higher. By 2018, children of color will represent the majority of children in the U.S., the report says. Haven pointed to many economic and educational fac-
tors that contribute to a child’s overall well-being, and said early childhood education is a critical starting point. “If we don’t get some of these at-risk kids ready to learn when they get to kindergarten, so that by grade three they’re on grade-level reading, they’re going to fall behind,” she warned, “and these statistics will never change.” Haven added that research shows that children in states with universal “Pre-K” programs are ahead of kids in states without those programs. The Casey Foundation report is available at www.aecf.org. —Troy Wilde, Utah News Connection
Bryce Valley Sports Compiled by Crystal Mortensen
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Orvalene Taylor Wright January 28, 1953 - March 21,2014
FREMONT - Orvalene was born to Arlena Morrell Taylor and Orval Clell Taylor of Fremont, Utah. She grew up in Fremont. Much of her childhood was spent working on the farm with her father. Upon graduation from Wayne High School she attended Utah State University in Logan, Utah, majoring in Home Economics. Orvalene spent many years taking care of her family and doing freelance sewing and cross-stitching work. She held several callings in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She supported the Girl Scouts informally as a volunteer leader for many years. On November 29, 1977 Orvalene married Joseph Lee Wright in the Manti Utah Temple. Lee and Orvalene lived in Coalville, Utah, Thatcher, Utah, Tremonton, Utah and they spent 20 years living in Logan, Utah. Most recently, they lived in Delta, Utah. Orvalene is survived by her husband, Joseph Lee Wright, her daughter Arlynda Wright Jorgensen (Jamie) of Greenbelt, Maryland, her sisters: Myra Turner (Terry) of Morgan, Utah, and Margene Wirtz (Keith) of Fremont, Utah and step children; Kristine Stanworth (Tony) of Delta, Utah, Jannette Megerry (Dein) of Peyton, Colorado, Tony Wright (Lori) of Coalville, Utah, Debbie Robinson (Jim) of Coalville, Utah, Nathan Wright (Trish) of Evanston, Wyoming, Roxann Groff (Ralph) of Benson, Colorado, Nikki Hansen (Jim) of Logan, Utah and Joe Wright (Emily) of Coalville, Utah. Orvalene also leaves 45 grandchildren and 46 great-grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held at a later date. Online condolences can be offered at www.olpinstevensfuneralhome.com
Stacy Lyman ESCALANTE - Stacy Lyman, our much loved father, son, brother, and friend passed away in his home on March 25, 2014. Stacy spent many of his years creating, inventing, and working in a wide variety of jobs. Two of his most enjoyed were working in the oil field and on the Boulder mountain timbering. He was happiest while spending time with his family, doing kind acts of service for others, fishing any where he could, exploring the unknown desert, and making friends or acquaintances with any one he encountered. Some of his strengths included creating and building tools he needed that didn’t always exist, making a stellar dutch oven “in the kitchen”, showing off his sweet dance moves, being the life of the party, and enjoying life to the fullest! He will be greatly missed by his daughters Krystal and Heather Lyman, his ex-wife and friend, Tamra Lyman, his mother Lillian Lyman, his siblings Mason, Troy, Wendy, and Doran, and his grand-animals, Opie, Gemma, and Willow. Stacy will also be leaving many friends and extended family behind. Stacy is now together again with his father, Mason Dale Lyman. You will always be remembered and loved.
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by Mack Oetting ~ mackoetting @gmail.com The PHS Bobcat Debate team took the Sweepstakes Gold at St. George and the State Championship. There were 11 teams competing and this is a very competitive competition, many of the private schools send their students all over the country to compete; some as far away as the debates at Harvard and Yale. Ryan Houston has schooled the students very well, and they can match up with anyone in the state. PUBLIC FORUM: Rowdy Miller, MaKayla Heaton, Mckoy Dodds and Jantzen Orton - Gold. CONGRESS: Rowdy Miller - Silver. ORATORY: Morgan Barney - Bronze EXTEMPORANEOUS: Slader Mathew - Silver IMPROMPTU: Donnie Corwin, Silver and Jantzen Orton - Bronze LINCOLN - DOUGLAS DEBATE: Kennedy Barney - Bronze. The Debate team gave PHS their 65th State Championship. Tammy Bennett’s FCCLA Team, cleaned house at the State Competition. FCCLA competition which involved about 1,500 students from all over the state and the PHS team qualified 13 students for Nationals in San Antonio Texas. Many of the students make up teams of two to four and to qualify for Nationals you must receive a gold rating. There are 17 categories and the Cats win a big share of the competitions. Tammy just finished up with the Girls Championship Basketball and now she is adding this accomplishment to her list of many. Wow! Those that qualify to go to the Alamo are Lauren Smith, Rebekah Holbrock, Morgan Barney, Mazie Miller, Marlee Torgersen, Jaylee Torgersen, Brieann Birch,
Bailey Gibson, Rylen Veater, Brenley Veater, Jonee Holman, Chris Lee and Ethen Armstrong. Each year the Junior Prom is a sight to behold. This year’s theme was the Roaring 20s and boy was the place decorated well. I got there late but for a change the place was rocking, with the gym floor jammed with dancers. I always marvel at all the work that goes into the Prom, by the Junior class and their parents, its too bad that they can’t leave all of the stuff up for a couple months. The Drama Club will be competing also on the 4th and Region will be at Escalante and will run all day long. Teams from Diamond Ranch, Panguitch, Piute, Valley and Wayne will be competing to see who goes to state. If you would like some fun entertainment come on over to Escalante. Escalante doesn’t have drama, but they have the best theater of any 1A school in the State. I am impressed with all the extracurricular activities that the students are involved with. I am impressed with their outstanding abilities and along with these great students are the BEST TEACHERS in the country. If your students are doing well-Thank a teacher!!! We are all aware of their dedication to their profession but neglect to voice our gratitude to them!!! Last Monday was the last chance to sign up for the affordable health plan and with such a crummy start, the Government didn’t make their goal of 7 million, but over 6 million did sign up. This still leaves 14% of the people with out insurance; however this is the lowest % of uninsured in the history of the Country. This will give those that were uninsured an opportunity to get
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detonated, above ground, 126 nuclear devices at the Nevada test sites in Yucca Flats. The only other nuclear test facilities were located at the various atolls and islands of the Marshall Islands. They tested 105 shots above ground in the Pacific. As their protocol, the AEC would only detonate the bombs when the winds were favorable, this meant a westward wind. This way there weren’t any cities of any magnitude at risk. To the South was Las Vegas to the North is SLC and the west Los Angeles. Many of the shots were cancelled when the winds weren’t favorable. People living in the path of this easterly flow became known as Down winders. During those twelve years, and decades after the test, the rate of leukemia deaths more than doubled in Southern Utah, as did the deaths from solid tumors such as thyroid cancer, lymphoma, breast cancer, pancreatic cancer, lung cancer and gastric cancer. In 1977 congress passed the Marshall Islands Compensatory Act which offered monetary redress to the islanders. It wasn’t till 1990 that congress passed the Down winders Act to compensate those victims in Southern Utah, 13 years after the Marshall Islanders. We are constantly reminded this is an on going tragedy as new cancers are diagnosed almost daily, almost everyone that grew up in Southern Utah has been effected or will be effected by the radiation that they were exposed to. This information was taken from a book that was written by Dr. Warren Stucki called Boys Pond. Enjoy the weather, it is changing almost hourly. Mack O.
Bryce Valley Area News by Vicki D. Syrett 679-8687 or firstname.lastname@example.org THANK YOU TO EVERYONE who came out to PTA’s last Movie Night “Frozen”. We Thank you for you support and hope you all enjoyed yourselves. A VERY SPECIAL Thank YOU! to the volunteers who helped put the night together. Parent and Teacher involvement is essential to the success of our students. From PTA President Tanya Brothwell Just found out about this...thought I would share in case anyone was interested, looks like a great chance to learn about grants and rural development: The rural economic information meeting is at 6:30pm Monday March 31st at the city offices in Escalante. Jake Hardman from SUU with Rural Economic Development and his boss Delynn Fielding from SLC with be there for a presentation on grants and what other assistance their office can provide to rural communities in our area. Also, Dave Conine who is the Director of USDA for the State of Utah will be attending and
presenting what programs and assistance his office can provide. This is somewhat rare to get the directors of the two offices together in a small town at the same time. So, attendance is recommended. Hope to see you there. by Angie Steele Miriam Wagstaff is performing (on viola) as a Youth Soloist with the Orchestra of Southern Utah (in Cedar City) Thursday April 17th at 7:30 pm. Miriam is the daughter of Clay and Rebecca Wagstaff of Tropic. She is very talented and this would be a worthwhile activity for you and your family to attend. Tickets are required. The link below will provide all the details. When you open it, click to enlarge the “poster.” Also below, on the same web page, is a news article about the concert. http://www.orchestraofsouthernutah.org/concerts/eyesyouth-r-l-halversen-youngartists-concert “What a wonderful weekend with family! “Thanks, Ruby’s Inn, for letting us enjoy another wonderful reunion
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together!” A special ‘thanks’ to you, Lance Carlson Syrett and Brad & Yolanda Cowan for helping with the arrangements! It was sad to have it come to an end!” Sandy Johnson was able to meet with her family at this event and enjoyed every minute of it. The Boy Scout hike to Calf Creek was a huge success and thank you to everyone who had a hand in planning it and getting it up and running. Please keep little Brayson Williams in your thoughts and prayers as he enters Primary Children’s Hospital for some tests. He was given a special blessing before his parents took him up to Salt Lake. Brayson is the son of Shawn and Jana Williams of Tropic. Released as Stake Young Men Presidency was Chance Stewart as President, Travis Shakespear and Eric Woolsey as his counselors. Thanks for a job well done. Kelton and Allie Neilson had their beautiful little daughter, Reinslee Kaye blessed today. Kelton did the blessing and there were many family and friends in attendance. Grandparents in Tropic are Kelly and Kaye Lynn Neilson. Ava Jane Shakespear was blessed by her grandfather, Kelly Shakespear. She is the daughter of Vanessa Shakespear and she is a beautiful little girl. Grandparents are Kelly and Patricia Shakespear of Tropic. Family and Friends
came to support the family. Jessica Burr came from Cedar City to visit grandparents Arnell and Iris Burr of Cannonville. Jessica is on the staff at SUU and is the daughter of David Burr of Roy, Utah. Ramona Morreale went to Cedar City on a Wednesday and Thursday to spent some time with Eric and Charlene Moses. While she was there they celebrated the first birthday of James Moses a grandson of Ramona and John Morreale. Dance Atti2ude is having their 9th Annual dance recital Friday April 11th at the High School Auditorium, 6:00 p.m. Free Admission. Jessica Stewart is the instructor. This year her students are doing all different styles of dance. Since there isn’t a drill team here in Bryce Valley, she wanted to show her students the variety of dances including some that are done by Drill teams and taken to competitions such as military and prop. Other styles that will be performed, boys hip hop and contemporary are a few. Everyone is invited!! Released as Compassionate Service Leader was Kim Johnson. She was thanked for a job well done. She is in the Henrieville Ward. Snow, snow, snow. Can’t we have rain instead? Have a great week and please call or email your news to me. I appreciate those that take the time to let us know what is going on and helping with the school news. Thank you so much. VS
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April 3, 2014
The Wayne & Garfield County INSIDER
by Adus F. Dorsey II
With all the recent media coverage of Russia’s take over of Crimea in the Ukraine, it was bound to happen sooner or later. Russian tanks and personnel carriers numbering about a dozen amassed at the Garfield/Wayne County border, anxious and ready, just waiting for the order from V. Putin or Del Lefevre to proceed. The call came about 4:00 a.m. last Tuesday or Wednesday morning and the crack unit of 10 or more Russian wannabe soldiers and a few Boulder hippies crossed the Wayne County line and headed for Torrey. The Torrey Militia mounted an immediate response, beepers were set off, air raid sirens sounded and within minutes the Torrey Fire Department responded. The first shots fired resulted in a ditch fire just south of town, flames were knee high and threatened some old cottonwood trees and fallen brush in the area but was enough of an emergency to dial 911 for assistance. The Torrey volunteer Fire Department response time was nothing short of amazing. Chain saws were buzzing, pumps humming and 1/12” fire hoses were blowing water at full capacity, the Russian forces and Boulder hippies were repelled back into Garfield County from whence they came. It was a victory worth celebrating, but no one in town came out to celebrate, the streets were empty, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. “Wait a minute that is a different dream.” Although it seemed like a dream, it really wasn’t, there were no Russian Troops nor did any Boulder Hippies descend on Torrey, or did Del Lefevre order any such attack on Torrey via his “red” bedside phone, but there was a ditch fire, sirens did sound,
and the Torrey volunteer fire department did respond at 4:00 a.m., thank goodness. Had the fire threatened homes or chicken coops or anything more other than a ditch the whole of Wayne County’s volunteer Firefighters might have been called out, and they would have come—that is what they do. Sadly enough, or we are lucky to have them, depending on how you look at it, the Torrey Fire Department is stretched thin when it comes to individuals willing to volunteer for duty. I will admit it isn’t something just anyone can or is willing to do, it is dangerous work, and can be potentially life threatening if you don’t know what you are doing, which is why Wayne County now requires firefighter certification. It would be a really sad day if we ever lost a firefighter, or EMT, or anyone serving their community as a volunteer. If you were to give it a little thought you might realize that the Torrey volunteer Fire Department services a quite dispersed and commercially dense area of Wayne County. In the area east of Torrey there are five multi level motels and commercial buildings with almost as many rooms as there are in Richfield. The Torrey Fire Department also assists but is not responsible for any fire related occurrences in or around Capitol Reef National Park, of which the park provides no taxes, federal funding or monetary assistance to Wayne County for training, equipment or maintenance. Budgets are tighter than they ever have been, funding is drying up faster than California, but the ability to volunteer is a small price to pay when it is for a good cause. A recent rise in Fire Department ISO ratings indicate
that local Insurance rates will hit levels not ever seen before if something is not done soon to reverse the trend. The idea that it is “somebody else’s problem” only exacerbates an already existing volatile situation. On how you can help and volunteer contact the Wayne County Fire Marshall. If there is any question that winter is still with us a short drive up onto Boulder should answer any questions you may have. Near Round Up Flat there is still snow, not as much as local farmers would like to see but still it is a winter wonderland up there. There are various skill level areas on Boulder where you still can take the kids or people you don’t even like for a day of skiing or tubing, depending on the result you are after. As spring temperatures rise so will gas prices at the pump and water levels in the Fremont River, making “river ford” adventurous and at times unpredictable, another area that might be a good place to carry a extra can of gas and an inner tube, especially if you are going to be crossing the river headed into the unknown. The desert is always a fun place to be this time of year, generally roads are passable but during intermittent times of rain or snow it would be a good idea to avoid the Bentonite hills unless you want to end up on someone’s YouTube video for all the world to see. Afternoons and nightly, in workshops through out Wayne County anxious farmers are tuning up their tractors and adjusting plows in preparation for spring planting. It is also a time to be very cautious on the back roads of Wayne County especially if you drive an outfit that looks unfamiliar, is solar, or pedal powered, or is smaller than a tuna can. It is your responsibility, no matter what
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SALT LAKE CITY - The state of Utah is spending millions of dollars promoting its “Mighty 5” national parks in the western United States. Vicki Varela, managing director, Utah Office of Tourism, said her agency is funding the monthlong television and online “Mighty 5” advertising campaign in Denver, San Francisco and other major western cities. “We are trying to inspire people to come and enjoy our spectacular scenery. There is nothing like it anywhere on earth, and it is becoming a bucket-list destination for people all over the world,” Varela said. The marketing campaign features a one-minute commercial of a family exploring Utah’s five national parks, which are Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef and Zion. The ad blitz also includes billboards and online content, she said. The money spent promoting Utah’s national parks can generate a huge economic return for the state, Varela added. “Tourists last year spent $7.4 billion, which translated into $960 million in sales tax revenues,” she said. “That’s money paid in our restaurants and hotels, and buying in our retail stores.” According to a U.S. National Park Service study released earlier this year, money spent at national parks generates a 10-to-1 economic return for their local economies. Varela said the state Office of Tourism also promotes the “Mighty 5” through an international marketing campaign. — Troy Wilde, Utah News Connection
CIRCLEVILLE - Charles Nordell Dalton “PopaD”, 87, returned home to our Heavenly Father after a long and full life, March 29, 2014 at the Central Utah Veterans Home in Ivins, Utah. He was born September 29, 1926 in Circleville to Charles Delbert and Ella Rhea Savage Dalton. After graduating from Piute High School, he traveled to Little Rock, AR, where he trained in the Army to serve the country he loved in WWII. He traveled to the Phillippines where he served as an Army mechanic and marksman. After his honorary discharge from the service in 1947, he traveled back to Utah where he attended college and met his eternal sweetheart Charleen Wilma Sorensen. They were married in the Manti LDS Temple, September 30, 1949. Nordel had three children: Terecea, Clayton and Kim, who brought him much joy in this life. Nordel dedicated his life to the service of others. He was always there to fix something that was broken down and never took a dime in payment. He served on the Circleville City Council for numerous years and enjoyed helping those in his small community. He was an honest man. Nordel had a love for the outdoors and enjoyed being up in the mountains, hunting or hiking with a scout troop. He served as a scoutmaster for many years, teaching youth how to camp, survive in the outdoors and enjoy nature. He and Charleen served the LDS Church as temple workers in the St. George Temple for 21 years. Nordel was a die-hard Jazz fan and never missed a game on tv. He loved to support his team as well as the local high school teams. He loved his family, he loved his country and he loved his church. He is survived by his wife, Charleen; daughter, Terecea Westwood; sons: Charles Clayton (Fran) Dalton, and Kim Nordel Dalton; siblings: Gary (Ann) Dalton; Keith (Mardene) Dalton; Mona Fullmer; Sharon (Phil) Rogers; Marcea (Richard) Nielson. He leaves behind his grandchildren: Nicole (Vaughn) Jackson; Danielle (Jess) Leavitt; Jessica (Jon) Corry; Kristie Dalton, Kristle (Percy) Adams; Charles (Amanda); Chet (Nicole) Dalton; Cherish (Peter) Trimble; Kim Dalton; Logan Dalton; Raegen Dalton, Brooks Dalton; Blake Dalton; great-grandchildren: Chandler, Sadie, Alexis, Tyson, Andie, Taryn, Emersyn, Tritton, Kim, Charles and Ariel. Preceded in death by his parents; son-in-law, Dan Westwood; brothers-in-law, Gayle Whittaker, John Reese and Mutt Fullmer. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 4, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in the Circleville 1st Ward Chapel, where friends may call Thursday from 6-8 p.m. and Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Circleville Cemetery with military rites by the V.F.W. Piute Post #7561 and Utah Honor Guard. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com
BIRTHDAYS Romola Jones’ 80th Birthday
Celebration on April 12th 2pm at Wayne Community Center BICKNELL - Please join us in celebrating Romola Jones’ birthday at the Wayne Community Center in Bicknell. Open house will be April 12th from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. No gifts please.
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notice of public hearing The Boulder Town Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, April 8, starting at 7 p.m. in the Boulder Community Center Meeting Room, 351 No 100 East, Boulder, UT. The purpose of the public hearing will be to hear public input on two separate Preliminary Applications for Subdivision: • Fay Jepsen family property, 2 lots • Veda Behunin family property, 3 lots The public is welcome to attend the hearings or submit comments in writing to Peg Smith, at email@example.com. Published in The Wayne and Garfield County Insider on APRIL 3, 2014 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 LAWRENCE WAYNE FRANDSEN, deceased, NOTICE TO CREDITORS, Case No. 14600003. Assigned Judge: Marvin D. Bagley, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that LLOYD WA YNE FRANDSEN and KEVIN DALE FRANDSEN were appointed as Personal Representative of the estate of LAWRENCE WA YNE FRANDSEN, and creditors of the estate are given notice to present their claims to BARRY L. HUNT1NGTON, 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 24th day of March, 2014. BARRY L. HUNTINGTON Published in The Wayne and Garfield County Insider on MARCH 27 and APRIL 3 & 10, 2014 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 AUBREY DARLENE EDMISTON, deceased, NOTICE TO CREDITORS, Case No. 14600002. Assigned Judge: Marvin D. Bagley, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that MCALLYN EDMISTON. was appointed as Personal Representative of the estate of AUBREY DARLENE EDMISTON. 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 27th day of March, 2014. BARRY L. HUNTINGTON Published in The Wayne and Garfield County Insider on APRIL 3, 10 & 17, 2014
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SPECIAL EVENTS FUNDING APPLICATIONS WAYNE COUNTY TRAVEL COUNCIL If you are hosting a Special Event and would like help with advertising costs, Wayne County Travel Council is accepting applications for Special Events funding. To qualify for funding advertising must be done outside of Wayne County and have the WCTC web address on the ad or mentioned during the broadcast. If you are interested you can pick up an application at the Wayne County Information Center, Wayne County Courthouse, or you can find it on the Wayne County website www.waynecountyutah.org. Deadline for applications is Monday April 7, 2014. If you have any questions or for more information please contact: Nycole Durfey - WCTC Director, 1.435.425.3930, firstname.lastname@example.org. Published in The Wayne and Garfield County Insider on MARCH 27 and APRIL 4, 2014 PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given to the public of Wayne County that the County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Monday, May 5th, 2014 at 10:00 to adopt an Ordinance vacating a dedicated, non-existent road located at approximately 75 East 50 South in Teasdale. The hearing will be held in the Commission chambers at the Courthouse in Loa. Any interested citizen may attend the meeting. Please call Colleen Allen at 435-8361303, or Ryan Torgerson at 435-836-1300 if you have any questions or concerns. Ryan Torgerson Wayne County Clerk/Auditor Published in The Wayne and Garfield County Insider on APRIL 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2014 NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Request for Statements of Qualifications The City of Escalante is seeking CONTRACTOR Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) construction services for the Escalante City Medical Clinic Building Project. The project generally includes approximately 5,000 square-feet of new medical facility building space, site improvements, and related work. The City will use the Statements of Qualification to create a shortlist of prequalified contractors who will be eligible to submit bids for construction services. The detailed requirements for the SOQ will be available April 2, 2014, and may be obtained from the office of Jones & DeMille Engineering, 1535 South 100 West, Richfield, UT, Monday thru Friday between 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M or by contacting the Jones & DeMille Engineering at (435) 896-8266 and requesting an electronic copy. The deadline for submitting the Statement of Qualifications is 4:00 p.m. on April 23, 2014. Deliver all Statements of Qualifications to: Escalante City c/o Jerry Taylor, Mayor, at the office of Jones & DeMille Engineering, 1535 South 100 West, Richfield, UT. Escalante City, Jerry Taylor, Mayor Dated March 26, 2014 Published in The Wayne and Garfield County Insider on APRIL 3, 10 & 17, 2014 LOA PLANNING/ ZONING COMMISSION SUBMITTED A TEXT CHANGE APPLICATION TO LOA TOWN BOARD FOR APPROVAL Loa Planning and Zoning Commission submitted a text change application to Loa Town Board on March 27, 2014. The text change is for Section 2-7-103 General Standards for Signs and also a setback change on the Pole Signs Section. These applications can be viewed at the Loa Town Office on Monday through Thursday from 11 am to 3 pm, prior to the public hearing that will be held on April 10, 2014 in the regularly scheduled Loa Town Board meeting at 7:30 pm. Published in The Wayne and Garfield County Insider on APRIL 3 & 10, 2014 Tropic Town Public Hearing Notice Tropic Town will hold a Public Hearing on April 10, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. in the Tropic Town Heritage Center, 20 North Main to amend the 2013/2014 Budget. The Public may inspect the proposed budget at the Tropic Town Office from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. Marie H. Niemann, Tropic Town Clerk Published in The Wayne and Garfield County Insider on APRIL 3, 2014 notice All paper medical records from the former Intermountain Kazan Clinic in Escalante are set for destruction on Friday April 18,2014. If you would like to obtain your medical record prior to destruction, you must contact Connie Sawyer at Garfield Memorial Hospital at #435-676-1278. After that time, the paper medical record will no longer be available. Published in The Wayne and Garfield County Insider on MARCH 20 & 27 and APRIL 3, 2014
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REQUEST FOR BIDS ON ROOFING PROJECT Wayne School District is seeking sealed bids from qualified contractors to re-shingle a portion of the Loa Elementary School roof. This project includes re-shingling approximately 10,400 square feet. This bid will cover all labor and materials to complete the project, with the intent of re-shingling over the existing shingles with quality shingles of the longest warranty available. This project is scheduled to begin as soon as possible, with minimal interruption to the regular school day. The successful contractor will be encouraged to complete the project during Spring Break, April 16-19, 2014, if circumstances allow. Sealed bids will be accepted until the close of business day on Friday, April 4, 2014. You may contact Shane Bradbury at 691-4126 (cell) or 425-3760 (Shop), or by calling the School District Office, for more information. Wayne District reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids. Published in The Wayne and Garfield County Insider on MARCH 20 & 27, and APRIL 3, 2014 NOTICE TO WATER USERS The application(s) below requesting an EXTENSION OF TIME WITHIN WHICH TO SUBMIT PROOF OF BENEFICIAL USE have been filed with the Division of Water Rights. It is represented that additional time is needed to place the water to beneficial use in Wayne County. These are informal proceedings per Rule R655-6-2. Protests concerning an application must be legibly written or typed, contain the name and mailing address of the protesting party, STATE THE APPLICATION NUMBER PROTESTED, CITE REASONS FOR THE PROTEST, and REQUEST A HEARING, if desired. Also, A $15 FEE MUST BE INCLUDED FOR EACH APPLICATION PROTESTED. Protests must be filed with the Division of Water Rights, PO Box146300, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6300, or by hand delivery to a Divisionffice during normal business hours ON OR BEFORE APRIL 23, 2014. Please visit http://waterrights.utah.gov or call (801)-5387240 for additional information. EXTENSION(S) 97-2176(a23461): Scott and Amy Gutting is/are filing an extension for 0.75 ac-ft. from groundwater (Black Boulder Mesa Parcel #1) for IRRIGATION; DOMESTIC. 61-1508(a11360a): Kane County Water Conservancy District is/are filing an extension for 0.0017 cfs or 0.125 ac-ft. from groundwater (8 Miles W of Long Valley Jct.) for IRRIGATION. 61-1509(a11360b): Kane County Water Conservancy District is/are filing an extension for 0.0017 cfs or 0.125 ac-ft. from groundwater (8 Miles W of Long Valley Jct.) for IRRIGATION. 61-1510(a11360c): GENN Retreat Trust is/are filing an extension for 0.0017 cfs or 0.125 ac-ft. from groundwater (8 Miles W of Long Valley Jct.) for IRRIGATION. Kent L. Jones, P.E. STATE ENGINEER Published in The Wayne and Garfield County Insider on MARCH 27 and APRIL 3, 2014
What You May Not Know about Generic Drugs SALT LAKE CITY - Allison Zieve, an attorney with the watchdog group Public Citizen, says most people are not aware that when they take generic drugs, they may unwittingly have surrendered some of their legal rights because of a 2011 U.S. Supreme Court ruling. “If the labeling on a generic drug has failed to advise you of a safety risk, the Supreme Court has held you cannot sue the manufacturer for failing to warn you,” she explains, “unlike a brand-name company, which you could sue.” Zieve says the original U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules covering generic versus brand-name drugs were written years ago. Now, the FDA is proposing a change which would
allow the makers of generic drugs in many circumstances to modify their labels to add newly discovered risks or side effects, without going through a government approval process. “Now, rather than them having a very small part of the market, generics have a huge part of the market - 84 percent of prescriptions filled,” she explains. “So, the FDA rule is really a very important and overdue recognition that generic manufacturers need to be able to take responsibility for labeling.” The FDA is accepting comments about this proposed change at FDA.gov. Zieve notes that most people don’t really choose whether they get generic drugs or not - that’s a decision often made by a doctor, pharmacist
or insurance company. She says concerns about the safety or side effects of a drug you’ve been prescribed should be discussed with your doctor or pharmacist. Often, generic drugs are much less expensive than name-brand drugs, which accounts for their popularity. Zieve says people should not feel that generic drugs are less safe than brand-name drugs, but it’s wise to get the latest information about risks and side effects. “The number of drugs that this has affected over the years is probably not huge,” she says. “The number of patients that have suffered because of the lack of adequate warnings is much bigger.” — Troy Wilde, Utah News Connection
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Classified ads start at $7.50 for 25 words or less. Call 435-826-4400 or email your ad information to firstname.lastname@example.org HELP WANTED wayne county school district Drill Team Advisor Wayne School District is accepting applications for a Drill Team Advisor at Wayne High School. Application can be picked up at the District Office. Questions about the position can be answered by calling Mary Bray at Wayne High School, 425-3813. This position will remain open until filled. Wayne School District is an equal opportunity employer and reserves the right to accept or reject any or all applications. Applications can be mailed to: Mary Bray Wayne High School PO Box 217 Bicknell, UT 84715 4/10
WAYNE County SCHOOL DISTRICT Announcement of Positions Wayne School District is seeking applicants for the following positions: CTE, Career & Technical Education Teacher, Music, Science Teacher, and Social Studies Teacher at Wayne High School. Minimum Qualifications 1. Must possess a valid Utah teacher certificate, or be able to obtain one by August 2014, in Secondary Education with a major in the area applying for and an endorsement to be able to teach the require subjects. 2. Must meet the “Highly Qualified Teacher” standard for a secondary educator under the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). 3. Must possess good communication skills and be proficient working as a member of a team. Applicants must be skilled in classroom management. Minimum Job Responsibilities 1. Plan a program of study that is consistent with Utah State Core. 2. Cultivate and nurture high expectations of students. 3. Create and foster a learning environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interest of all high school level students. 4. Show evidence of good communication and team skills. 5. Committed to providing quality instruction. Application Procedure 1. Applicant must submit a letter of application indicating his/her interest in the position. A university placement file should be sent to Wayne School District, or, if a placement file is unavailable, a current resume, a university transcript showing all course work, a copy of applicant’s teaching certificate, and four letters of recommendation should accompany the application letter. 2. Applicants will be screened based on the documents submitted and interviews will be scheduled with those deemed most qualified. 3. Application materials should be sent to: Superintendent Burke Torgerson Wayne School District PO Box 127 Bicknell, UT 84715 (435)425-3813 An applicant will not be considered for a final hiring decision without an onsite interview. This position will remain open until filled. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with Board policy. Specific questions about job duties may be directed to Principal Mary Bray at Wayne High School, mary.bray@wayne. k12.ut.us 435-425-3411 or Superintendent Burke Torgerson at Wayne School District, email@example.com (435)425-3813. Wayne School District is an equal opportunity employer; however, the District reserves the right to reject any or all applications. 4/10
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GARFIELD COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT Panguitch Elementary Kindergarten Teacher Garfield School District is hiring a half-time Kindergarten Teacher at Panguitch Elementary. This teacher must demonstrate mastery of related subject matter, instructional skills, and resource materials for Kindergarten. Maintain and implement an early childhood program based on sound principles of child development and interact positively with children. Provide a variety of assessments and use assessments for planning and instruction. SALARY: Half Salary of the beginning step/lane according to the 2013-2014 Garfield County School District Certified Salary Schedule. QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have a valid Utah Teaching License and a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with a preference in Early Childhood Education endorsement.Applicant must be fingerprinted and satisfactorily pass an employment background check. APPLICATION: Interested individuals should submit a Garfield County School District certified application, resume and three letters of recommendation. Please direct questions and applications to Principal Nick Reynolds: Panguitch Elementary School P.O. Box 386, 110 South 100 West Panguitch, Utah 84759 (435) 676-8847 Online application available www.garfield.k12.ut.us Applications will be screened and the most qualified candidates will be granted interviews. DEADLINE: April 4, 2014 Garfield School District is an equal opportunity employer. Garfield School District reserves the right to accept or reject any or all applications. 4/3
garfield county school district Bryce Valley High School Assistant Volleyball Coach Bryce Valley High School is seeking applications for an Assistant Volleyball Coach. QUALIFICATIONS: 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: www.garfield.k12.ut.us Applications will be screened and the most qualified candidates will be granted interviews. DEADLINE: April 11, 2014 Garfield School District is an equal opportunity employer. Garfield School District reserves the right to accept or reject any or all applications wanted/drivers Drivers: Out & Back FT Solo & Team Openings! Great Pay! No-Forced Dispatch! CDL-A, 2yrs exp. req. Miller Brothers Express: 866-823-0361 x123, x103 4/10 BACKCOUNTRY OUTFITTERS Retail Manager Seeking retail inventory manager. 40 hrs/week, $. Weekends may be required. Sales experience a huge +. Very computer literate, able to multi-task in busy setting, cheerful & positive. Torrey. 435-425-2010, www.backcountryoutfitters.com, info@ backcountryoutfitters.com 4/24
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AARP: ACA Saved Utahns $53 Million In Prescription Drug Costs Last Year SALT LAKE CITY AARP Utah reports that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) saved nearly 23,000 Utahns on Medicare more than $53 million in prescription drug costs last year. AARP Utah State Director Alan Ormsby says the ACA is closing a coverage gap in the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit known as the doughnut hole. “The Affordable Care Act is helping to partially close the coverage gap that many seniors, and others who are on Medicare, fall into if they have very expensive health care costs, including their drug costs,” he points out. Ormsby explains that Medicare recipients have to pay out of pocket for prescription drug costs that exceed about $2,800 per year. Medicare coverage doesn’t restart until costs
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Last year the IRS doled out over 110 million income tax refunds averaging $2,803. Another way to look at it is that collectively, Americans overpaid their taxes by nearly $310 billion in 2012. Part of that is understandable: If you don’t have enough tax withheld throughout the year through payroll deductions or quarterly estimated tax payments, you’ll be hit with an underpayment penalty come April 15. But the flip side is that by over-withholding, you’re essentially giving the government an interestfree loan throughout the year. If you ordinarily receive large tax refunds, consider withholding less and instead putting the money to work for you, by either saving or investing a comparable amount throughout the year, or using it to pay down debt. Your goal should be to receive little or no refund. Ask your employer for a new W-4 form and recalculate your withholding allowance using the IRS’ Withholding Calculator (at www.irs. gov). This is also a good idea whenever your pay or family situation changes significantly (e.g., pay increase, marriage, divorce, new child, etc.) IRS Publication 919 can guide you through the decision-making process. Meanwhile, if you do get a hefty refund this year, before blowing it all on something you really don’t need, consider these options: Pay down debt. Beefing up credit card and loan payments can significantly lower your long-term interest payments. Suppose you currently pay $120 a month toward a
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