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Panguitch • Panguitch Lake • Hatch • Bryce • Tropic • Antimony • Henrieville • Cannonville • Escalante • Boulder • Fremont • Loa • Lyman

Thursday, October 17, 2013 • Issue # 1018

Bicknell • Teasdale • Torrey • Grover • Fruita • Caineville • Hanksville

Entrada to Host 10th Annual Friendraiser

Escalante Seeks Funds for Water Line Repair by Bob Phillips, Contributing Writer

ESCALANTE - The torrential rains that hit the area last month caused serious erosion around the city of Escalante’s two-year old water line, and city officials are seeking state or federal funding to repair the damage in what they regard as an emergency situation. Large sections of earth along the municipal water line have washed away, and in spite of one quarter million dollars worth of repair work already carried out by the town, an estimated $200,000 to $700,000 worth of work remains, said Escalante Mayor Jerry Taylor. In addition, the road accessing the line also suffered major damage from the storms and will require significant repair work, he said. The line brings water from Skunk Springs to supplement the town’s existing well, which officials say is not capable of supplying the town’s needs on its own. Sections of the line as long as 200 yards are exposed

in places, as well as numerous shorter sections along an approximately four-mile stretch, Taylor said. Not all pipe was exposed along that length, and some of the eroded sections have been buried again by the town, he added. It is critical to rebury those segments where the line is still exposed before winter, Taylor said, however the town has exhausted all its own funds to pay for the work at this point. The Federal Emergency Management Agency was contacted regarding aid, but the state of Utah did not trigger the cumulative $3.2 million threshold in damages from the storms required for FEMA relief, he said. The town is currently seeking funding for the remaining repairs from both the state and from the federal Natural Resource Conservation Service, Taylor said. While town officials have been told Water Line

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The Escalante Home Center, on Hwy 12 east of Escalante, is a partnership between Reed and Karen Munson and Loa Builders Supply. The store supplies hardware, housewares, building materials and more. Though currently open for business, their grand opening event will take place on Friday and Saturday, October 25th and 26th.

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Newly Opened Escalante Home Center Offers Hardware, Tools and Household Items to Meet Local Needs list?

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For those living in Escalante and surrounding neighborhoods, that running list of household and hardware items waiting for a trip to the big city is about to get a lot shorter—or maybe even become a thing of the past. The Pace family has done it again. With more than 20 years’ experience in the hardware retail business, the family behind Loa Builders Supply has expanded their expertise to Escalante, partnering with Reed and Karen Munson to

bring a new Do It Best store to Escalante. The public is invited to the Escalante Home Center’s official grand opening on both Friday and Saturday, October 25th and 26th, beginning at 9:00 am Friday with a “log cutting.” As in, you wouldn’t expect a hardware and lumber company to cut something as silly as a little ribbon on opening day, would you? It all starts there, followed by lunch from 11:00 to 1:00 on both days, spin-to-win prize drawings, and a scavenger hunt that includes a grand

prize drawing for a Husqvarna chainsaw on Friday and an outdoor barbecue grill on Saturday. The 6,000 sq. ft. store, located east of Escalante on Highway 12 has, however, already opened its doors even while finishing projects still under completion. The store is well on its way to being completely stocked, and a “soft opening” has been underway for a couple of weeks, attracting both the curious as well as those with genuine hardware Escalante Home Ctr. Cont’d on page 3

National Parks Reopen Under Agreement by Bob Phillips, Contributing Writer

Escalante City

Escalante city employees inspect a section of water line that was exposed during recent rains. The city has reburied some sections of the line but is seeking emergency funds to continue the effort.

Kiva Koffehouse to Host Two Performances by The Thorns

Concert Events to Celebrate the Close of the Season CALF CREEK - On Highway 12 between Escalante and Boulder, the Kiva Koffeehouse sits atop the Escalante Canyon. Well known to locals as a great place for cake and coffee, recently owners Sarah and Berri have been hosting nighttime performances. Poetry readings, frolics & music all fare well with their outstanding food and views. In what looks to be an annual event, Vikki Thorn and her husband Mat will perform two consecutive nights on the 25th & 26th of October to celebrate the closing of the season. Vikki and Mat moved into the area six years ago after falling in love with the lifestyle around Boulder. Vikki is an award winning song writer from the Australian band “The Waifs.” She has performed with Bob Dylan, Levon Helm, Emmylou Harris, Lyle Lovett and other music legends. Their

performances together are rare, as running a ranch and raising chill’in is their first occupation. As such, they write songs that reflect the human experience. Not adhering to any purist form, you can expect to hear blues, Australiana folk tales, Civil War reggae, R&B Americana and downhome country. The intimacy of the venue, combined with the sense of community and rapport among the locals is worth experiencing. And the music and food will leave you wondering why you’d live anywhere else. Join us on Friday, October 25 for dinner and a show, or on Saturday October 26 for a show. Limited tickets available. Call the Kiva for bookings at 435-826-4550. —Mat Thorn

REGIONAL Weather forecast Thurs. Oct 17 - Wed Oct. 23 Partly cloudy Thursday but projected sunny for the remainder of the week, with highs throughout the week in the mid to upper 50s. Lows in high 20s to low 30s. Chance for moderate winds through the week of between 8-13 mph.

WAYNE AND GARFIELD COUNTIES - National parks in Utah reopened last weekend after a surprise agreement was reached between the state of Utah and the Obama administration allowing for temporary state funding of the parks. Five national parks, two national monuments and a national recreation area - all of which had been closed since Oct. 1 due to the failure of Congress to pass a bill funding government operations -reopened partially last Friday, Oct. 11, and fully on Saturday. Other states’ national parks were not affected by Utah’s agreement, although both Colorado and Arizona evidently followed with similar limited arrangements. Four southern Utah counties – Washington, Garfield, Kane and Iron - had declared states of emergency due to the park closures and subsequently petitioned Utah Gov. Gary Herbert for emergency relief to reopen the parks if the federal government failed to reopen them. The shutdown hit at a peak time late in the tourist season and caused widespread confusion among visitors, cancellations of tour groups and hotel reservations and serious concern among area business owners about short and longterm economic fallout.

The reopening of the parks doesn’t affect the thousands of furloughed federal workers statewide, nor the variety of federally administered programs still affected by the shutdown. The agreement provides for a $1.67 million payment by the state to the federal government to keep the parks and other federally administered areas open for 10 days, after which more funding could be provided if the shutdown continues, according to Utah Gov. Gary Herbert. Repayment of the money is not guaranteed unless Congress authorizes it. The reopening of the state’s national parks – Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Arches and Canyonlands – along with two national monuments (Cedar Breaks NM and Natural Bridges NM) and the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area – grew out of collaboration among ultimately seven Utah counties. Those efforts, and discussions with state and federal officials, culminated with an expressly stated intention from commissioners in at least two counties to try to reopen the parks with or without federal assistance. County commissioners from seven counties – Garfield, Wayne, Washington, Kane, Iron, Sevier, San Juan, Wayne

and Grand - met last Monday in St. George over what they regarded as an extreme economic emergency from the park closures, and subsequently petitioned the governor’s office for emergency assistance in reopening the parks. Commissioners from Washington and Garfield counties notified both the governor’s office and U.S. Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell of their intention to attempt to reopen the parks to the public in lieu of state or federal action, said Garfield County Commissioner Leland Pollock in Panguitch. That dialogue with both the state and the federal government helped move the agreement forward, he said. Pollock emphasized that at no time was public safety threatened, nor did any national park service authorities or state authorities ever endorse the counties’ intended plans, nor did any state or federal official violate or compromise their legally mandated authority. They did listen, however, to the concerns of the county commissioners and take them seriously, as did the governor’s office and ultimately the Obama administration, Pollock said. Nat’l Parks Reopen Cont’d on page 3

Musical artist Kate MacLeod will entertain during Entrada’s friendraiser event this Saturday at Cougar Ridge Ranch. The afternoon events include a tour of the beautiful Cougar Ridge Ranch (2:002:45PM) and a meet and greet including Leah McGinnis, Capitol Reef National Park Superintendent and Erica Walz, Publisher of the Insider. At 3:10PM, the program continues with a multimedia presentation reflecting on the Entrada Season, presentation of the Ward Roylance Award to local historian Steve Taylor, and the Friend of Entrada Award to Robber’s Roost Bookstore owners, the Scholl Family. From 4:00-5:00PM, enjoy original music and masterful fiddle playing by Entrada Institute’s former Artist-in-Residence, Kate MacLeod. This outstanding singer and songwriter is a sought after vocalist, fiddler and guitar player. You may read a recent article about Kate and her music her at the Park Record web site. A $20 donation is suggested and appreciated, but not required. You can also contribute online at http://www. entradainstitute.org/donate/. All donations will support our Scholarship Program at Wayne County High School, the Artist-in-Residence program, and our Saturday Sunset Series programming. We’d like to know who is coming, but it’s not required. RSVP to info@entradainstitute.org —Entrada Institute Phone: 435-826-4400 Fax 1-888-370-8546 PO BOX 105 Escalante, Utah 84726 snapshot@live.com

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TORREY - The Entrada Institute’s 2013 season is coming to a close. The year has been filled with engaging programs, fun festivals, and other activities that support the natural, historical, cultural, and scientific heritage of the Colorado Plateau. The Entrada board would like to thank the many presenters, musicians, volunteers, and participants. We invite everyone to join in this culminating event, the annual Friendraiser. Join old friends, make new friends. Come celebrate an afternoon of food, fun, and friendship to support the Entrada Institute, Saturday October 19 from 2-5PM. Held at Cougar Ridge Ranch south of Torrey, you can enjoy beverages and hors d’oeurves prepared by Chef Aaron Torrey of the Broken Spur Restaurant.

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National Park Service Enters Agreement with State of Utah to Re-open Eight National Parks Park Service is in the process of negotiating similar agreements with other states PAGE, AZ – The National Park Service today announced that it has entered into an agreement with the State of Utah that will allow eight national parks in the state to reopen and temporarily operate during the government shutdown. Due to the lack of appropriations from Congress, the Department of the Interior was forced to close all national parks across the country last week and furlough more than 20,000 National Park Service employees who ensure the safety of visitors and the security of the resources. Responding to the economic impacts that the park closures are having on many communities and local businesses, Secretary of the Interior Jewell announced yesterday that she will consider agreements with Governors who indicate an interest and ability to fully fund National Park Service personnel to re-open national parks in their states. “This is a practical and temporary solution that will lessen the pain for some businesses and communities in Utah during this shutdown,” said Secretary Sally Jewell. “We want to re-open all of our national parks as quickly possible for everyone to enjoy and call on Congress to pass a clean continuing resolution to open the government.” Under the terms of the agreement, Utah will donate funds to the National Park Service for the sole purpose of enabling National Park Service employees to re-open and manage Arches National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Canyonlands National Park,

Capitol Reef National Park, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Rainbow Bridge National Monument, Natural Bridges National Monument, and Zion National Park. The agreement funds Utah’s eight national parks for a period of 10 days, running from Friday, October 11 through Sunday, October 20 at the donated amount of $1,665,720.80. The Antideficiency Act prohibits agencies from incurring obligations that are in advance of, or that exceed, an appropriation from Congress. During the shutdown, the National Park Service has closed and secured national park facilities and grounds and suspended all activities except for those essential to respond to emergencies involving the safety of human life or the protection of property. Main entrances to Glen Canyon are open to the public beginning at 12:00 today, October 11, 2013. These include the main ramps at Wahweap, Antelope Point, Halls Crossing, and Bullfrog. Mussel inspection procedures are in place and must be followed. Services in the parks were limited for the first 24 hours. Contact the concessioner for specific questions. The Colorado River in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is open from Lees Ferry upstream to the dam. The Grand Canyon portion of the Colorado River, from Lees Ferry downstream remains closed to all river launches. —National Park Service

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could not supply the necessary water in the event the line to Skunk Springs broke, she said, adding that Escalante supplies water to more than just residents inside the city limits. “We provide water to a lot of people,” she said. “It’s imperative that we get aid, because we as a city cannot afford the repairs to our system.” Barnes said she was upset that FEMA couldn’t come through with money due to a seemingly arbitrary statewide trigger for damages, and emphasized the seriousness of the situation to “a lot of entities that our water system supports.” Escalante is “an itty bitty town,” but its needs and residents’ needs shouldn’t be overlooked because of that fact given the gravity of the situation, she said. Taylor also emphasized those concerns. “Our little communities, we don’t have a lot of money. We don’t have a half million dollars to fix it, we don’t have a quarter million dollars to fix it,” he said. In general, the epic rains, which also caused serious damage to Hole-in-the-Rock Road and elsewhere, “really hurt us as a community,” Taylor said. “You’re asking for rain and moisture, I guess we should specify we only need this much at this time.”

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that Escalante probably qualifies for NRCS assistance, the ongoing federal government shutdown has delayed any decision, he added. “Right now they say that we would meet the criteria, but they can’t say yes or no because the federal government’s shutdown,” he said. “We do have exposed line, and we need to get it fixed before winter.” Taylor said it’s a good thing the town decided to invest in a higher-quality pipe - which replaced an old iron pipe that had constant maintenance problems – since the new pipe was able to withstand the stress from the erosion. “We had just spent several million to put this line in, and thank goodness we did. It would have destroyed other lines,” he said. At the same time, town officials are concerned that the burial of the line didn’t withstand the admittedly extreme erosion caused by the heavy rains last month, Taylor added. Any repair work that is done will have to factor that in, and the NRCS has said they would address those concerns when burying the eroded sections, he said. City Council member Louise Barnes said it’s lucky that the line didn’t break, considering the extent of the erosion. The existing well in town

New Gateway Monument Signs will Welcome Visitors to Scenic Byway 12 All-American Road UTAH HWY 12 - Welcoming visitors to Highway 12 is a big job and touches each of our days throughout the summer. This summer we saw several improvement projects on Highway 12 including the installation of a new pullout at mile 27 near Henrieville with views of Promise Rock. Projects to improve safety in Red Canyon, Bryce Canyon, and in Upper Valley were also completed under the direction of the Utah Department of Transportation. Over the last few weeks you may have noticed the construction of the Scenic Byway 12 All-American Road gateway monuments – one at each end of Highway 12. When complete, gateway monuments will literally bookend the road and welcome visitors to their travel experience here. The monument signs were designed by Mark Vlasic of Landmark Design in Salt Lake City while the construction is being performed by Progressive Contracting, Inc. of St. George. Funding for the signs was awarded to the Scenic Byway 12 Committee through the National Scenic Byway Program for the purpose of installing signage on the road. The project started with the

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bonnie_kaufman@hotmail.com 801-557-8188 435-491-0999 Wayne High School Student Bridgette Brian attended the FCCLA Leadership Conference on September 29 through October 2, and visited with Senator Orrin Hatch and Congressman Jim Matheson.

LOA - Bridgette Brian, a student at Wayne High School, in Bicknell, Utah, recently returned from the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America’s (FCCLA) Capitol Leadership, held September 29 - October 2, in Washington, D.C. Bridgette is a member of Wayne FCCLA and serves as the Utah FCCLA State Vice President of Social Media and had the opportunity to participate in the Expert Advocate concentration of the FCCLA Leadership Academy. This powerful leadership development program focuses on networking, professionalism, public relations, strategic planning, advocacy and more. Capitol Leadership attendees also had the opportunity to participate in a service learning project in Washington, D.C. In addition, all participants of Capitol Leadership visited their Congressional representatives to discuss the importance of funding Career and Technical Education through the Carl D. Perkins Act to support areas such as nutrition education in schools. Bridgette went to Capitol Hill and met with Jim Matheson and Orrin Hatch. At this conference she

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removal of nineteen-year-old signs and their replacement by 60 new signs installed in 2009 and 2010. The gateway signs represent the final phase of the byway signage project. In a preliminary review of visitor surveys gathered on Scenic Byway 12 this year, it appears many visitors are aware of the unique travel experience on the All-American Road and the opportunity to travel on the road influenced their decision to visit here. More and more visitors are choosing to stay nearby for all or part of an extra day as they tour southern Utah. The economic information being gathered is part of an on-going economic impact assessment project that will provide an evaluation and understanding of how the economies of Wayne and Garfield County have impacted tourism on Scenic Byway 12 over the last decade. The economic impact study will be complete in 2014. The new gateway monuments signs will welcome future visitors to Scenic Byway 12 and the many visitor attractions along the road for many years to come. —John Holland, Utah Scenic Byway 12

Local Student Gains Leadership Skills at FCCLA Training

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learned many skills on how to speak with professional people. It has helped her become better at public speaking, and she has become a better advocator. FCCLA: The Ultimate Leadership Experience is a dynamic and effective national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences Education. FCCLA has 200,000 members and more than 5,500 chapters from 50 state associations and the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The organization has involved more than ten million youth since its founding in 1945. Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is unique among youth organizations because its programs are planned and run by members. It is the only career and technical in-school student organization with the family as its central focus. Participation in national programs and chapter activities helps members become strong leaders in their families, careers, and communities. —Joni Taft

Garfield Memorial Hospital Will Offer Flu Shot Clinics at the Following Times and Locations Circleville Clinic: Oct. 28th 2-3 PM Junction Piute County Courthouse: Oct. 28th 3:30 4:30 PM Escalante Kazan Clinic: Oct. 23rd 3:30-4:30PM Henrieville Senior Citizen Center: Oct. 24th 4-5 PM Tropic Heritage Center: Oct. 24th 2:30-3:30PM Cannonville Bryce Valley Clinic Oct. 24th 1-2 PM Panguitch Garfield Memorial Clinic: Oct. 29th and Nov. 5th 5-7PM

Spry Power Outage on Thursday, Oct. 10th. LOA - Garkane lost a reclosure mid morning in the Spry Substation on Thursday, October 10th causing a power outage. Crews were able to bypass it and get power restored shortly before noon. For any questions please email nbrown@garkaneenergy. com or call 435-644-5026 —Garkane Energy

YWCA Utah Sponsoring “A Week Without Violence” SALT LAKE CITY Raising awareness and reducing violence is the focus of a YWCA Utah campaign happening this week. The organization is highlighting a “A Week Without Violence,” which includes gun violence prevention messages and the planting of a daffodil at Salt Lake City’s new Public Safety building Tuesday to honor those affected by gun violence. It’s part of October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month. YWCA’s Amberlie Phillips says while physical attacks are easily understood as domestic violence, it’s not always physical. “But it really comes down to one member of the partnership trying to control the actions of another,” she says. “Isolation is kind of a key factor, belittling, making you

feel you’re not worth certain things.” Phillips adds that Utah is not immune from domestic violence. Its Women in Jeopardy shelter is the largest facility in the state, and the 180 beds are almost always full. Phillips says victims of domestic violence should try to focus on the fact that there is a better life waiting to be lived. “Women or men, anyone deserves to have, to live a life free of violence,” she says, “and to live independently and to have the freedom to make the choices they want to make for themselves.” The YWCA also offers legal help to victims of domestic violence - with assistance in filing for a protective order or starting the divorce process. —Troy Wilde, Utah News Connection


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October 17, 2013

The Wayne Theatre cloudy with a chance of meatballs 2 PG

Nat’l Parks Reopen Cont’d from page 1

10/18 (FRI) - 7:00pm 10/19 (SAT) - 7:00pm 10/21 (mon) - 7:00pm

Running time: 1 hr. 30 mins.

General Admission: $6.00 Seniors 59 and over & Children 11 and younger: $5.00 www.facebook.com/TheWayneTheatre

Saturday October 19, 2013

11 East Main, Bicknell UT 84715

ENTRADA INSTITUTE FRIENDRAISER Please come celebrate another season of the Entrada InstituteÕs contributions to our community and the spirit of the Colorado Plateau. The Entrada Institute serves the public through promoting the natural, historical, cultural, and scientiÞc heritage of the Colorado Plateau. Saturday October 19th 2:00-5:00PM Cougar Ridge Ranch Torrey, UT

Cougar Ridge Ranch is located south of Torrey, Utah. From Highway 24, take 300 East (heading south). Follow the dirt road until you see Cougar Ridge Lane (320 South). Turn left and follow the curvy road. It takes 3-5 minutes from Highway 24.

Program Highlights

RSVP: For planning purposes, weÕd like to know youÕre coming. Please RSVP to info@entradainstitute.org

2:00-2:45PM Tour of the Beautiful Cougar Ridge Ranch

Beverages and Hors dÕoeurves Chef Aaron Torrey of Broken Spur Restaurant Meet & Greet: Leah McGinnis, Capitol Reef National Park Superintendent Erica Walz, Publisher of the Insider

Kate MacLeod

3:10-3:45PM 2013 Entrada Institute Retrospective Slideshow Steve Taylor, Ward Roylance Award Scholl Family, Friend of Entrada 4:00-5:00PM Kate MacLeod, Artist-in-Residence Original music and masterful Þddle playing

RobberÕs Roost, Scholl Family

Steve Taylor

A $20 donation is suggested (but not required). You can also donate online at http://www.entradainstitute.org/donate/

The result, he added, is a “win-win” situation for all parties involved. Pollock praised the efforts of NPS personnel, Gov. Herbert and Secretary of Interior Jewell, while also emphasizing the seriousness with which area commissioners took the economic threats caused by the park closures. “We met, we talked, we dealt with each other respectfully,” he said. “We had a plan and we were going to carry it out. Had the counties gone in, it would have been in a peaceful, law-abiding way that would have protected and preserved public safety in every way. But that pressure is what precipitated Herbert and Sally Jewell having their conversations.” He added that, “You have to give Gary Herbert a ton of credit, as well as Sally Jewell.” Pollock also noted that Garfield County Sheriff James Perkins deserved thanks for his efforts during the situation. Had the matter not been resolved, Pollock said, a legal fight would have likely been inevitable. As it was, the agreement demonstrated that government can respond to emergency situations, and that local governments can make their voices and concerns heard at higher levels, he said. Meanwhile, economic fallout from the ongoing federal shutdown continues, although some area establishments in Boulder and Escalante reported brisk business from the many visitors who remained to recreate away from the closed parks. But many outfitters, motels, restaurants and others have suffered from cancellations from tourists who decided to change their travel plans due to uncertainty over the shutdown. The day before the reopening was announced, the state authorized Anasazi State Escalante Home Ctr. Cont’d from page 1

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Located on Highway 12 Milemarker 73.86 between Boulder & Escalante

Vikki Thorn of the Waifs, an award winning band who toured & performed with Bob Dylan FRIDAY 25 OCTOBER DINNER & SHOW $35

SATURDAY 26 OCTOBER SHOW ONLY $15

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An evening of Americana, country, blues, & folk tales from afar

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needs. One Escalante resident said that when she ventured into the store for the first time, “I walked in and started to cry.” Whereupon Home Center customer service representative Gary Griffin said, “We have tissues for that.” Karen Munson credits the Pace Family and in particular Greg Pace for the energy and support that has enabled them to build and open the store at breakneck speed. “Greg’s always bending over backwards and going the extra mile with a smile on his face,” she said. But she also credits her husband’s construction skills with accomplishing the large building project in short order. Bob Taylor, CEO of the Do It Best Corporation, told the Munsons that opening this quickly would likely bring them to their knees. With a ground breaking in July and grand opening in October, “That has to break something,” he told them, “If only a record for getting a fully stocked store operational.” Reed said he has felt support from his father and grandfather, both local merchants who carried hardware in their grocery stores. “It has been a challenge and we’ve spent a lot of long hours here, but it has been very rewarding as well. We feel a lot of energy from the town and we’re grateful for their support,” explained Reed Munson. “The townspeople have been so supportive and patient, we wanted to serve them as soon as possible,” said Greg Pace, whom Karen credits as mastermind of the project. Indeed, with just a few plumbing supplies on the shelves and two weeks before being fully stocked, Escalante residents were already pleading for parts. Reed is excited about this new career change. A successful contractor for the past

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Park in Boulder as well as other state parks to accept national parks passes (National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Pass) from the many visitors temporarily locked out of national parks, a policy that has since been discontinued. At Capitol Reef National Park, tourists were waiting at the gates when the park reopened Friday, and the day saw many vehicles and a couple of buses, said park ranger Lori Rome. Many visitors were clearly very happy and excited that the park had reopened, she added. “This is a busy time of year, and we’re just glad to be back at work and welcoming people back here,” Rome said. “I know the economy here has really been impacted.” Many visitors and tours have already changed their itineraries, and that impact continues, she noted. However, the reopening of the park was met with gratitude by park employees as well as park visitors, Rome added. “I’ll tell you, today I’ve only heard happy people,” she said on Friday. “They’re so appreciative and so relieved.” She added that, “park rangers are back doing what the country wants them to do. People seem to be very, very grateful.” Interior Secretary Jewell, in acknowledging the serious economic impact from the park closures, has said she would be receptive to other states coming forward with similar temporary agreements to fund national parks while the shutdown continues. Colorado has paid to reopen Rocky Mountain National Park, and Arizona has agreed to pay to reopen Grand Canyon NP. However, governors from Montana, Wyoming and other states that depend heavily on national park tourism have thus far declined to appropriate money for reopening Glacier, Yellowstone or other national parks, and have condemned

the shutdown and its effects on their states’ economies. Gov. Herbert wrote to President Barack Obama last week detailing the severity of the economic impact from the park closures. The closures have drawn considerable protest from a broad swath of the public, and prompted some acts of civil disobedience in the form of peaceful trespass of park boundaries as well as other efforts to intentionally defy the closures. National park visitation contributes an estimated $100 million to the Utah economy in October alone, according to Herbert’s office. Garfield County Commissioner Pollock said that, “It just goes to show that if you cooperate, you can get things done. I don’t think anybody needs to take credit for this. All of the counties were working together. All of the sheriffs and commissioners were talking every day. And Gary Herbert, we had his ear the entire time, and his staff. It turned out well.” Pollock added, however, that the federal shutdown has already created a serious impact on the region’s economy, and continues to do so – which is why the commissioners from seven Utah counties got together as they did. “This is an outright disaster if you’re a business owner,” he said. “I’m extremely concerned.” Although the Bureau of Land Management-administered Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is not included in the agreement, many visitors have been recreating on the monument since the parks were closed, and the only law enforcement actions reported involved turning hikers away from some canyons that lead to the NPS-administered Glen Canyon NRA. Both BLM and U.S. Forest Service lands remain open, but campgrounds and other facilities are closed.

30 years, he says he is ready to use his knowledge helping other contractors and other customers find satisfaction with a completed project done right and done quickly. Reed’s vast background in contracting will give building projects professional insight that prevents expensive and time consuming mistakes. Now that materials and parts are readily available, customers have eagerly started projects that would have taken much longer given the time and travel factor of getting their supplies from out of town. Reed and Karen say they are also incredibly pleased with the employees who have stepped up to go the extra mile to get the store ready, and who bring their own set of skills to the job. Ed O’Kane, a plumbing contractor, specialized in bathroom and kitchen remodeling for more than 20 years before locating to Escalante. He was awarded employee of the year at a large facility where he was the facilities manager. Ed’s homemade cookies and quick wit add extra bonuses to the store. Gary Griffin, local handyman extraordinaire, has experience in all areas, including glazing. He will be handling the glass section and screen repairs along with consulting on gardening and general projects. Gary’s photo skills also keep the Escalante Home Center’s Facebook page updated. Scott Steed knows lumber, farming, ranching and has a common-sense understanding that solves problems of all kinds. Karen adds, “These three men each have an amazing work ethic and people skills that are a much-appreciated asset.” Karen brings her own energy to the store with a quick smile. She says she is eager to serve and ready to learn new things for and from the customers. “I really want to get what the customers need. If we don’t already have it on the shelf, we’ll do our best to get

it here on the next truck. This town has had limited resources for a long time and we’re excited to be able to fill a vital niche in the local economy. Another big goal of mine is I’d like this to be a store where women want to shop. I want it to feel like home away from home.” While the Munsons will run the store with their very capable employees, they are grateful for their Wayne County partners in Loa. “We could never have done this without the Paces, and for sure never have done it this quickly,” says Karen. “Their established relationships with the Do It Best Corporation and vendors who respect the Paces and their reputation have been vital in making this happen.” She notes that many of their customers have already done business with the Paces and know that service is their top priority. “Mitch and VeeAnn Pace started a good thing and have sacrificed and served to make the business work. Their sons Michael, Travis and Greg all have contributed their own skill set. Greg’s a numbers man and is able to quickly determine what works and what doesn’t and used that ability to drive decisions to make this second store a viable option,” she says. “We are so fortunate,” she adds, “Loa Builders and the Pace Family are making a substantial financial commitment to this community.” The Escalante Home Center offers a large selection of items in all basic hardware categories: plumbing, electrical, paint, camping supplies, housewares, lawn & garden, ranch and livestock supplies, shelving and storage items, locksets, seasonal gifts, and more. They’ll even be offering a wedding registry. So...head on over with that list! —Insider Report


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School Notes

Loa Elementary Snippets by Lisa Stevens

First Grade Students Enjoy Reading

Garfield County School District Salary Schedules The Civil Liberties of this great country, the United States of America, guarantees inalienable rights to all of its citizens by the Constitution of the United States. The First Amendment protects several basic liberties such as freedom of speech and freedom of the press. With these rights, individuals have the opportunity to say and publish information they would like to convey to the public. Just because information and opinions are published in newspapers, does not mean it is necessarily correct or accurate. This was the case last week with an advertisement in the Garfield Insider newspaper. The salaries reported by an individual were inflated for both current and past employees. I have provided salary schedules for classified (hourly employees), certified (teachers), and administrative (principals) employees. Steps usually relate to years of service in the District and an employee’s college degree determines their lane placement.

October 17, 2013

Four days a week Mrs. Laura Brinkerhoff’s first grade class has fifth grade students, from Mr. Stephan Ellett’s class, spend time with them and help them with their reading. The program is called “Buddy Reading” and both grades seem to enjoy the time together. “We appreciate their patience” said Mrs. Brinkerhoff, “They are helping my first graders with their reading; they are reading a lot of books.” While a lot of valuable reading time is happening in the classroom parents are still encouraged to read at home as well. “Every little bit of time will help their child become a better reader.” Ms. Sharmi Crowther, the “food lady”, comes to Loa Elementary School both first grade classes once a month. Ms. Crowther Dates to Remember: always has fun lessons planned for the student about the different food groups and healthy eating. Lately the classes have been talking about fruits and how • October 17th & 18th – Fall Vathey help their bodies; the best part about a visit from cation. No School. the food lady is she ALWAYS has a yummy snack for • October 25th - End of First the students to try. Quarter Halloween is coming up and students are looking • October 28th – 30th - Red Ribforward to having Halloween Parties and, of course, bon Week. the traditional Halloween parade. Students may come • October 31st – Halloween Acto school in their costumes and the school’s Hallowtivities throughout the day. een Carnival will be held right after school on Thursday October 31, watch for information about the carnival coming soon.

Wayne School District Board Report for October 9, 2013

I strive to provide the tax payers of Garfield County with accurate and reliable information and provide transparency in education in all of my articles. I will continue to do so with all of my future publications in this newspaper. In my opinion, any money invested in education is a valuable investment as long as the money improves the education for the students. I will continue to maximize every dollar from the tax payers to provide a quality education for all students in the District. I have unwavering confidence in the teachers, administrators, and staff to provide the quality instructions to our students every day. —Superintendent Ben Dalton

PHS Notebook by Donnie Corwin

Bobcat Pride is in Full Swing Panguitch pride was seen coming through the halls all week, as the students and faculty alike both celebrated the Region Champion Baseball team and eagerly wished them luck in their upcoming state games. Monday morning kicked off the festivities, including an entertaining video by the student council which brought a smile to the face of all members of the team. The boys were wished a collective token of good fortune on Thursday as well, thanks to the cheerleaders and a hilarious pep rally. With important games and multiple state championships on the line, I can safely say that aside from the joking and festive celebration, our baseball team will be all business when they step up to the plate at UVU this weekend. The other athletes of Panguitch were also kept busy this week. In an exciting and well-paced home game, our volleyball girls put on a good show and got a great win over the Escalante Moquis. Pride points were awarded by the student council for students that showed up in Panguitch blue to support the volleyball girls. We would like to wish the team good luck in the Sevier Valley tournament this upcoming weekend. Our school got to end the week in another celebration as well. The dedicated runners of the Cross Country team lived up to high expectations and brought home Region gold in both the boys and the girls categories. But alas, they didn’t stop there. Along with the team championships, Panguitch also laid claim to individual region champions for both the girls and the boys, with Keldon Norris and Whittini Orton both leaving Valley with a new piece of gold. To cap it all off, all of the senior members of the team (Rowdy Miller, Keldon Norris, Kyler Norris, Donnie Corwin, and Mckayla Heaton) were revealed to have qualified for academic all-region, and were awarded certificates for achieving a GPA of 3.75 or above along with dedication to cross country. All in all, it was a great and prideful week to be a Bobcat, and I’d like to congratulate all of our athletes, coaches, and supportive students! Donnie Corwin is a senior at Panguitch High School and serves as High School Historian.

Wayne School District held its monthly Board Meeting on Wednesday, October 9, 2013. Monthly minutes and financial information were discussed and approved. A Board work session was held from 6:00 to 7:00 P.M. Information items included: 1. Follow-up discussions on the board visit to Wayne High School was held, and also a report about Governor Herbert’s visit to the school. Governor Herbert stressed the importance of attending and graduating from High School, and also discussed the importance of Post-High School education. He reminded the students of his Sixty-six percent by Twenty-twenty Initiative. He also discussed the importance of helping all students feel safe and free from bullying in the school. The students were very attentive, and seemed to enjoy his visit. 2. A football discussion was held with the Gunnison Football Coach, and Gunnison High School Student Body President sharing their thoughts about the importance of football in the school. They also discussed fund-raising, and the support they got from the citizens and fans at Gunnison Valley. After some discussion, a Football Committee was formed to investigate options, and develop possible short and long-term plans and objectives. School District participants and invitees include: David Chappell and April Torgerson from the School Board, Heidi Woolsey from the High School and Ryan Rees as a parent participant. Other members from the football group will participate as well. The public is encouraged to call and discuss their feeling and opinions with these committee members, as this initial investigation and fact-finding phase begins. 3. The Superintendent discussed the UCAS School testing report. This report is used by the State to report test scores for student accountability and student growth to the Federal Government under the No Child Left Behind Waiver requirements. Parents and Patrons can access this report by going to the USOE website and clicking on the psdGateway Icon, and then entering District school names. These scores were similar to earlier scores reported the first of September under the Grading Schools Report. 4. The October 1 student enrollment count is as follows: Hanksville Elem 20 including Kindergarten Loa Elem. 211 including Kindergarten Wayne Middle 113 Wayne High 156 TOTAL 500 High Top Ranch 11 students It was noted that this number is 37 less enrolled students district wide, than the October 2012 student count. This will certainly decrease funding in the 2014-2015 school year for the District. 5. The Board was introduced to “GettyReady,” a push by the Social Studies curriculum and State Government, to increase awareness of ethical citizenship across the State by commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. Materials and lesson plans will be given to schools for this yearlong celebration. 6. Appreciation was expressed to Wal-Mart in Richfield, for two big pallets of student school supplies they donated to the District. Business Items included: 1. Approval was given for Ronnie Albrecht and Denice Macklin as substitute bus drivers pending finalization of their driving certificate requirements. 2. Tracy Fallis was hired as a paraprofessional at WMS. 3. The Board scheduled the afternoon of November 13, to participate in a Superintendent Evaluation through the Utah School Boards Association. 4. Jonathan Faddis, Kaylee Wells, Danielle Wells, and Timberlee Wood were approved as substitute teachers pending completion of their background checks. An executive session was held to discuss personnel.

Bryce Valley Elementary News by Maren Stewart (with some notes from Mrs. Moore)

Preschool: We have been doing assessments in upper and lower case letters. Also we have been learning how to write our last names, the names of the months. we are having a fun class Halloween party on the 31st we are having lots of fun! 3rd grade: In math we are doing graphs and whole number operations. We are subtracting with 3 digit numbers. we are also doing word lattes. We are getting better at reading day by day and are having lots of fun! This week is UEA and on Thursday it will only be half day of school. No Lunch will be served. Monday is Harvest Day

so there be no school that day either. First term ends on October 25th. Where has the time gone? The year has just flown by. Fourth Grade is studying the water cycle and had the best time running through the evaporation (mist) on the track after the rain storm. We did an evaporation experiment prior to running the track. We also went outside and painted with water on the cement and came back later and it was completely gone! It had evaporated. We are rememorizing our multiplication facts. Sixth grade: Our class gets better and better at typing, thanks to Mrs. Jana Jackson. In math we are learning

how to simplify fractions and divide them. Also our class is having lots of fun playing Halloween games like Ghost (bingo), Mrs. Rich is a really fun teacher. Happy Halloween everyone! :) Thanks to Principal Le Fevre and the School District for getting electric heaters for the classrooms so we can stay warm. Bryce Valley Elementary participated in the Statewide Faculty Meeting via computers. It was run by Governor Herbert who spoke and gave some good information. Trying to work towards a goal of preparing students for their future.


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October 17, 2013

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Sports

PHS Sports Sidelines by Mack Oetting

Panguitch Bobcats Baseball Team Wins State Championship for Third Consecutive Season The Cats have three unbeaten seasons, bringing them wins in over 50 games in a row over three years. On Tuesday they took out Tinic 15 to 2, setting up a showdown with the northern team champs Tabeona. Chance Campbell shut them down with a 3-0 victory, Chance has been a horse this year, with his fast ball, and he shut down all of the teams he faced this year. On Saturday the Cats, competing for the State Championship for the second year in a row, met up with Piute and Tyce Barney did the same thing shutting down the TBirds with a 2-0 victory and another State Championship. Coach Barney gets the most out of his teams, each and every game. This is a truly a team effort and one for the record book. This is the Cats 4th Championship in 5 years. Not only did Tyce Barney shut down Piute, he made the All Academic State team, along with Keldon Norris. This is the 64th State Championship the Cats and Lady Cats have won. The Cross Country also shone at the Region meet at

Mt. Carmel. The Lady Cats started it off with an overpowering score of 20 points. Whittni Orton ran away with the race and not too far ahead of Catania Holman, the third place runner from Wayne was two minutes behind them. Darri Frandsen placed 4th and McKayla Heaton was 5th and Mazzie Miller was 8th. McKayla Dalton placed 10th, the Cats had 6 of the top 10 runners. Wayne took 2nd and Bryce Valley earned a place at state with a third place finish. The Bob Cats finished with 28th points beating out Bryce Valley. Keldon Norris won the race, beating the runner from Milford who had won most of the races this year. In 4th were Kyler Norris and the Anderson twins did well, with Conner in 5th and Ian at 7th. Jonah Schoppe ended up 12th followed by Garrett Finch in 15th. The Coaches Danny Yardley and Jen Houston are really motivators and PHS teams keep growing in size and willingness to put in the work that this sport demands. Bryce Valley was the only oth-

er team with two teams. Once powerhouses Milford, Piute, Valley and Wayne boys teams couldn’t even field a team of 5 runners. Maybe we could bottle up our coaches and send them to these schools. McKayla Heaton, Keldon Norris, Kyler Norris and Donnie Corwin made the Region Academic All Stars. The Lady Cats Volleyball team played Escalante on Wednesday night and came away with a three game win. Coach Hughes has really worked with the Moquis this year and they led the Cats by 6 in the first game. It is good to see so many girls on their team. At the Tournament on Fri. and Sat. the Cats ended up with mixed revues, they beat two 2 A teams the first day and against Rich they won one game and in the third game trailed Rich 11 to 2, when Catania served the Cats in to the lead 12 to 11 only to lose 15 to 12. The Cats finished 3rd in the Gold Bracket. They had one more game last night against Bryce Valley. Region starts at Piute on Oct. 25th and State is at UVU on the 30th-31st.

Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet for National Take Back Drug Day Event to take place Thursday, October 17 from 11am-3pm, at the Panguitch Fire Station

PANGUITCH - The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day which will take place on Thursday, October 17, 2013, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Panguitch Fire House. This is a great opportunity for those who have accumulated old unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications by local law enforcement. Panguitch has participated in this annual nationwide event for 2 years now and residents have turned in over 22 pounds of unwanted, expired prescription drugs for safe disposal. This annual event also reduced the availability of prescription to youth and others that might want to gain access to them for misuse and abuse. Prescription drug misuse is a growing problem. Approximately 9 million Americans use prescription drugs at least once a year for “non-medical” reasons. Utah is the leader in the nation in non-medical pain killer abuse and misuse. Treatment admissions for prescription painkillers increased by 340% over the last 10 years in Utah. Why? Perception of risk, public attitude and socially acceptable, and availability. Perception of risk: There is a low perception of risk regarding the use and abuse of these types of drugs. Many people mistakenly assume that prescription drugs are safe since they are prescribed by doctors. It’s true that these drugs serve a very important purpose, but should only be taken under the direction of a doctor and used as directed. Many don’t think these types of drugs are dangerous or addictive. Taking prescription drugs for even two weeks will start to cause a physiological dependency. Public attitude and social acceptability: The second reason these drugs are so commonly abused is because we as a society have developed an attitude around these types of drugs that makes them socially acceptable. We live in a culture where it has become acceptable to take these types of drugs. When we have a headache we take a drug, when we have a stomach ache we take a drug,

when we don’t want to sleep we take a drug and when we can’t sleep we take a drug. As a result of this our children are growing up with a false sense of fixing everything with a drug. Unfortunately many people don’t see the difference in taking Tylenol when they have a headache or a prescription narcotic when they are stressed or overwhelmed with life. Availability: This is one of the biggest contributors to the increase in prescription drug misuse and abuse. These drugs are right in our own homes, or friend’s or family’s homes. If you were given one hour to go out into the community and bring back as many illegal drugs as possible most people would not have a clue where to go. But if I asked the same question about bringing back as many prescription drugs as possible; we would be able to complete this task. For most they would only have to open the medicine cabinet to find these types of drugs. They are everywhere. 50% of youth who abuse prescription drugs are getting these drugs from their own homes or a friends home for free. 30-40% purchase them from a friend, or steal them from relatives and neighbors. In other words we make

these drugs available to our youth. If we made these drugs unavailable, we could eliminate almost 90% of the supply of drugs to youth. This means getting rid or unused prescription in our homes, and locking up those prescriptions that we still use. Over the last few years we have seen an increase locally in the problem of prescription drug abuse and misuse. There has been an increase in youth being referred to juvenile court for these issues, homes have been broken into and prescription drugs have been stolen. As a substance abuse prevention coalition, Panguitch Prevention Coalition, we wanted to address this problem by our communities joining in the participation of the National Take Back Drug Day and reducing the availability of these drugs to our youth and others who might seek to abuse them. Please support our efforts to reduce the availability of prescription drugs and drop off your old unused medications at the location listed above. We thank everyone for participating and contributing to the battle against prescription drug abuse and misuse in our community. —The Panguitch Prevention Coalition

Education Night! Sponsored by WHS & WMS

November 7th, 2013 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Will be held at the WHS Auditorium

Keynote Speaker: Josh Drean Motivational Speaker & former BYU Mascot!

“Equipping Students to Defeat Bullying Positively”

Breakout Sessions! Choose from two of the following:

Understanding Your Teens Nutritional Needs Dr. Jeff Chappell  Time to Act: Signs of Teen Drug Use Donovan Smith  The Use of Technology to Terrify: Cyberbullying Cal Hales, CUES  What Music is Saying to Your Teen Matt O’Brien Get Ready for College! College Planning & Financial Aid Candence Peterson  Suicide Awareness and Prevention Sharon Lopez & Mike Peyton 

Community Education Booths New Horizons + Health Center (Tobacco) + Parents Empowered

Wayne Sports by Bethany Lamb

We’re starting to finish up the fall season. Volleyball had their senior night on Wednesday against Piute. They played a good game, but lost. Girls Cross Country took second in the region, right behind Panguitch. Baseball played on Tuesday and won 9-5. Friday they played at the state tournament against Piute and lost in a close game of 8-6. Good season boys! This week there’s no sporting events, but it’s not over yet! We still have region Girl’s Volleyball and state Cross Country coming up. Let’s go Wayne!

BVHS Sports Notes by Nathan Platt

Region Cross Country was held last Thursday in Valley. The competition was tough this year. There are so many great runners and teams in our region. The Bryce Valley boys and girls teams ran well and qualified for state with the boys taking 2nd and the girls 3rd. For the first time in years Bryce Valley will send both a boys and girls team to State!! Individual runners who medaled were Adam Platt, 3rd; Chandlyr Tebbs, 8th; and Lizzy Platt, 7th. We also had two athletes, Tanner Barton and Taryn Syrett, who were awarded Academic All-Region. Congratulations to all on a job well done.

UPCOMING EVENTS FOR BVHS. . . • Volleyball Panguitch @ BVHS Wednesday, October 16 • UEA Thursday, October 17 1/2 Day and Friday October 18 • State Cross Country @ Sugarhouse Park Wednesday, October 23 • Region Volleyball @ Piute Friday, October 25 • State Volleyball @UVU October 30-31 • PTA HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL Thursday, October 31


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Van A. Wiley 1918 - 2013 ANTIMONY – Van Arlin Wiley, 95, passed away at home in Antimony on October10, 2013, with his wife, Betty, by his side. “Old Iron Butt” is making his last roundup in his favorite season of the year with the beautiful fall colors, hunting and cattle drives. He spent his last summer fishing on the boat he bought for his 95th birthday. His only regret was that he didn’t get to go as often as he would have liked. He is now continuing his passion for fishing as a “fisher of men’. Van was born June 11, 1918 in Marysvale, Utah to Charles Simons and Maude Beatrice Carpenter Wiley. He was raised in Antimony and attended Piute High School, College of Southern Utah and Utah State University. He taught school and was principal at Antimony Elementary. He has served on the Garkane Power Association Board of Directors, president of Piute County School Board, chairperson of Sevier Valley Trade Tech, president of Piute County Farm Bureau, Panguitch Hospital Board of Directors, Cattlemen Associations and president of various ditch companies. Van served an LDS mission in the Western States Mission from 1939 to 1941. He has been Bishop of the Antimony Ward, a Panguitch Stake High Councilor, faithful Home Teacher and taught in many organizations. Van met the love of his life while on his mission and upon returning home, he married Betty Lou Coppinger of Cortez, Colorado in Farmington, New Mexico on August 5, 1941. The marriage was later solemnized in the St. George Temple. They have spent most of their married life living in Antimony, farming and raising their family. They served together in the St. George Temple for many years and loved their time there. Van was a devoted and dedicated disciple of Jesus Christ and husband and father. He taught by example of faith, love, service, integrity and hard work. His advice to his posterity was that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is true and he wished he had served more. Van is survived by his wife, Betty of Antimony; children, Jeremy (Janine) Wiley of St. David, AZ, Sally (Tom) East of Mt. Pleasant, Marcia Tobiasson, Roma (Raymond) Henrie, Bill (Jane) Wiley, Tom Wiley all of Antimony; 18 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchldren; one great-great-grandson. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Berzell; grandchildren, Alisha Wiley and Christopher Huntsman. Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 12:00 Noon in the Antimony LDS Ward Chapel. Friends may call at the Magleby Mortuary in Richfield on Thursday evening from 6 to 8 and at the ward chapel in Antimony on Friday from 10:30 to 11:30. Burial will be in the Antimony Cemetery. Online guest book www.maglebymortuary.com

obituaries Emmett A. Clark 1930 - 2013 GROVER - Emmett A. Clark passed away at his home in Grover, Utah on October 12, 2013. He was born on March 30, 1930 in Bicknell, Utah to Calvin Alexander and Wilhelmina Marie Walters Clark. He grew up in the beautiful Fish Creek area of Wayne county and was proud that he maintained the same mailing address for 83 years. He graduated from Wayne High School, Class of 1948. Emmett served in the United States Army during the Korean War, stationed in France from 1952-1954. He married Trina “Veola” Wood on July 26, 1955 in the Manti Temple. Emmett’s life was deeply connected to the land. He loved working on the family ranch, caring for his cattle, and keeping everything green. He also worked at Capitol Reef National Park where he maintained the historic orchards. He always grew a big garden and surrounded his home with beautiful flowers Emmett was a faithful member of the LDS church where he served in bishoprics, on the High Council, and with the High Priest quorum. He also served the community for 12 years as a member of the Wayne County School Board. After his first heart attack, he started carving, an activity that he called “whittling.” He became a master artist, known best for his carvings of cowboy boots. He defied the expectations of doctors over many years by overcoming serious health problems. He leaves behind a legacy of hard work and endurance. He is a beloved husband, father, and grandfather who will be remembered for his genuine love, patience, and melodic strains of “happy birthday to you” sung over the phone on every grandchild’s birthday. Emmett is survived by his wife Veola; his three children: Randal (Pam) Clark, Martin (Liz) Clark, and Sherry (Brad) Smith as well as 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren and his brother Calvin Clark. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Henry and Bertha. Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. in the Torrey LDS Ward Chapel, where friends may call for viewing Thursday morning from 11:00 to 12:30 prior to the services. Burial with military honors accorded by the Harold Brown American Legion Post #92 and the Utah Honor Guard will be in the Grover Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah. The family would like to thank Gunnison Hospice and the outpouring support from the neighbors and friends. Your kindness is deeply appreciated. On line guest book at: www.springerturner.com

October 17, 2013

Joe Chappell 1933 - 2013 ADA, OKLAHOMA - Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, Leslie Joe Chappell, age 80, passed away on Friday, October 11, 2013 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was born February 21, 1933 in Delta, Utah and is the son of Jim and Rena Chappell. He grew up in Lyman, Utah and graduated from Wayne High School. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of LatterDay Saints. He married Julia Brian in 1952 (later divorced) and together had four daughters, whom he loved and cherished. In 1980 he married Judith Ott Brumley originally from Ardmore, Oklahoma, his loving companion who was by his side until the end. Due to his energy and ingenuity, Joe was successful in anything that he set his mind to. He was entrepreneur and ambitious businessman who began his career with a small service station in Gunnison, which he eventually expanded to the Circle C chain of truck stops and convenience marts. He “retired” from the gas business in 1990, and in 1992 he moved to Oklahoma and bought the Bar Diamond Ranch. From that day on, every day was a play day, and in his words he “never worked another day in his life” because ranching is what he loved. He prospered first in raising organic beef and most recently in breeding fine cutting horses and fast racehorses. Joe is loved and adored by so many even beyond his large family. He always had a story to tell, a ready smile, and a helping hand. Charismatic and witty, he was the life of the party. The hole his parting left in our lives will never be filled. Joe is survived by his loving wife Judith, daughters; Dorothy (Carl) James, Christine (Milton) Johnson, Tamra (Victor) Petersen, JoLyn Chappell (Noni Dalton), stepsons; Greg Brumley (Jackie Pacheco), Gary Brumley (Cathy Shubert), 30 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Leslie Bird “Jim” and Ellen Irene “Rena” Chappell; infant sister, Ellen; and grandson, Jared Carl James. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, October 19 at 11:00 a.m., at the Centerfield LDS Chapel in Centerfield, Utah. Friends may gather prior to the service at 9:00-10:30 or at a viewing Friday night from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Burial will be Saturday afternoon at 4:00 P.M. in the Santaquin City Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah. On line guest book at: www.springerturner.com

FYI Panguitch

by Mack Oetting ~ mackoetting @gmail.com

Morris Henry Brinkerhoff 1946 - 2013 HERRIMAN - On October 10, 2013 Morris H. Brinkerhoff passed away with his family at his side. Morris was born March 20, 1946 in Bicknell, Utah to Cleo Ellett Giles and Walter Kirk Brinkerhoff. Upon graduating Wayne High School, was called to serve an LDS mission in Germany. Upon completion of his mission Morris was drafted to serve in the army stationed in South Korea during the Vietnam War. After the war he earned an Associates Degree in accounting which preceded his 42 year career for the LDS Church office building in Salt Lake City. He retired in 2011. Morris married Jacquelyn in 1973. They had 6 children. On June 21, 1984, Jackie was struck and killed by a motorist, leaving Morris to raise 6 children. He later married Brenda Whittington, had 2 additional children, then later divorced. In 2000 Morris married Dawn Liddell who remained his loving loyal partner. He is survived by his wife Dawn; children Natalie, Cort, Dyan, Brendon, Dana, Brian, Adam, Robert; 14 grandchildren; brother Emil; sisters Ada, Leah, and Patsy. He is preceded in death by his parents and older brother Leon. Viewing: 6-8 pm Thursday 17 October 2013 at Broomhead Funeral Home, 12600 S. 2200 W. Riverton. Funeral Services: 10 am at the LDS church at 6984 W McCuiston Ave Herriman with a viewing 1 hr. prior. Graveside services to be held in Bicknell UT 4 pm. www.broomheadfuneralhome.com

Bryce Canyon was reopened last Friday at 3 o’clock and what I hear from my grandson the line to get in was about 3 miles long. The four legislators in the State had nothing to do with opening the park, only with the closing of it. It was the Commissioners from Garfield, Kane, Washington and Wayne that went to the Governor and he went to Washington and bought 10 days for 1.7 million. The loss to these counties has been devastating; Ruby’s lost thousands in bookings. Ruby’s employs 6 or 7 hundred at this time of the year, because it’s some of the busiest time of the year and the Park also has a lot of civilians, working there. All of the tax money and wages are gone forever. Our thanks to you Commissioners for all of your hard work. Last Friday night’s Hospital fund raiser out at Ebenezer’s was another big success, the food furnished by Ruby’s was very tasty. It was a full house with all of the tables sold and the fashion show, with clothing furnished by thrift store, showed off some wonderful buys that are available at the store. Last year $22,000 was raised by the dinner and auction. The way people were bidding on cakes, pies and guns they should beat last year’s figures. Over the years the Hospital Foundation has raised a lot of money from the dinner and the Thrift Store and it all goes into helping out the hospital with badly needed equipment, that without fundraisers they wouldn’t have for treating the patients in Garfield County. We are re-

ally blessed to have first class patient care like Garfield Hospital gives. Today the 17th is the big shoot out at the fire station. Just drive up and stick your arm out the window and get your flu shot. If you have insurance they are free. Another good thing you can bring all of your old medications in and they will be disposed of properly. This will keep someone from getting into your medicine cabinet and taking out these drugs. This is also a good time to get a pneumonia shot and you can get a shingle shot over at the drug store and your insurance will pay for it. Got a note from Anna Pollock, she would like to thank all of her friends, neighbor and family, for their kindness, phone calls, flowers, food and cards after she returned home from complete knee replacement surgery. She is recovering nicely and is getting better every day. To clear up some of the misinformation in last weeks paper, there are over 260 students at the Elementary School and there are 12 teachers. We have an average of 22 student in each class, which is average for Utah, nation wide it’s 18 student to a room. Utah school teachers rank dead last in pay in the country, Governor Huntsman in his 4 year term raised the starting pay from $27,000 to $32,000 for the beginning teachers. Since he left office, the teachers pay raises have gone to pay for health insurance. Janice Hatch greatly earned the money she received because she was doing two jobs, while the Super-

intendent collected pay on administrative leave. She spent two years working seven days a week to bail out the district. The money that the school district gets from the state for each student is also the lowest in the country by a $1,000. Well back to our trip. On the first day we went to the Forbidden City, our guide said the three miles we hiked would be the longest of our trip, he lied. The Forbidden City had a population of about 10,000 people and it was only forbidden to the Emperor’s family, parents, brothers, sisters and any relative, for fear they may kill the Emperor. The City was built during the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) construction began in 1407 and finished in1420. The main building complex of the Forbidden City is comprised of the Hall of Supreme Harmony, the Hall of Complete Harmony and the Hall of Preserving Harmony, as well as the Hall of Literary Glory

and the Hall of Martial Valor. The Emperor always had a wife and concubines which took up much of the City. An Emperor had to have at least 72 concubines and one had 3,000, these women were retired after the death of an Emperor. Twenty-four Emperors sat on the throne in the City. The last Emperor was Gungxus, he was the son of the sister of the Dowager Cixi and was 5 years old when he took over the throne. After 24 years of his reign, he started the 100 days of reform. The conservative leaning group launched a coup and he was put under house arrest, where he died at the age of 38 years. The Emperor’s favorite concubine was drowned in a barrel by Dowager Cixi before she fled China. The Forbidden City is really well preserved and shows how advanced the Chinese people were at that time. Don’t forget to vote. Don’t worry all is well Mack O.

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The American flag at the Hanksville Post Office slid slowly to its knees, resting at half-staff on Saturday the 12th of October, paying a silent tribute to the passing of Barbara Ekker. Barbara Jean Baldwin Ekker was born December 28th 1933, and passed from this world on October 6th 2013. Gravesite services were held under bright blue skies at the Hanksville Cemetery. In attendance were family and friends from everywhere. Writing about Barbara Ekker is like the student writing about the teacher. Articles by Barbara Ekker have just about appeared in every publication in Utah and the information she wrote about, like a piece of Grand Ma’s homemade pie, lovingly provided a slice of home to all those that read them. Life long friend and Sister in Law Iona Ekker offered a few remembrances of the constant competition she and Barbara had in school over grades in Green River. But as was clearly evident by Barbara’s first grade report card on display at the old church, Barbara maintained nearly a straight “A” average and graduated Valedictorian in her class. In the solemn words of Dennis Ekker, in school he didn’t have much competition and settled for D’s. Dennis went on to offer many, many wonderful lifelong remembrances of Barbara along with her husband Jess. Dennis fondly remembered attending the Cattleman’s Ball in Green River and the times they spent together at the U. of U. Then there the time when Barbara moved to Hanksville and lived in a house between Darys and Grand Ma Ekker and started working in the pool hall and Jess worked the on the oil rigs and in uranium mines. Barbara was a well known Wayne County and Hanksville history resource, she was able to provide detailed historical accounts to people like writer like Pearl Baker, Charles Kelly, and Butch Cassidy’s sister, just to name a few. With out a lot of fan fare Barbara often opened her home and played to host to the likes of Robert Redford and other well known individuals and she treated them the same as she would a neighbor in

Hanksville’s Barbara Ekker. need or a new friend. Barbara help start the first clinic in Hanksville; where they turned the old pool hall into a make shift clinic and Dr. Davies and Dr. Hooker would fly into the old airstrip in town and were taxied to Barbara’s house. As was well known about Barbara and as if it was the right thing to do to help people in her community Barbara became an EMT in 1986, her tenure lasted until the year 2000. Barbara helped many, many people, strangers, family and friends in the Hanksville area and she was well known through out Wayne County for her direct approach, speaking her mind and kind ways. When the Hanksville weather was reported on the nightly news it was because of Barbara Ekker. Barbara had a somewhat sophisticated weather station in her front yard and she was a statewide celebrity providing weather reports for 47 years to all the Utah TV channels. “Barbara was never short on stories to share,” said Hanksville Bishop Curtis Whipple, stories that provided

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mile after mile of entertainment on late night ambulance runs. At the dinner table at the Hanksville Ward house with the wonderful food provided by the good Hanksville Relief Society Sisters, (that LaVar Wells really enjoyed, to the tune of three plates full) Barbara Ekker stories swirled around the room like a mild autumn Hanksville wind. Barbara Ekker stories and recollections that will continue to be colorfully told in Wayne County for generations to come To run into Barbara at the grocery store is the very reason why we wait until the last minute to put anything frozen in our check out basket, heaven forbid we should run into her in the parking lot. We Love you Barbara, may your memory and the history you dedicated your life to documenting last forever. Heaven knows it is all something we can all hopefully learn important things about ourselves from. I never realized there was such a countywide “crow” problem in Wayne County until this year when Scarecrow figures began popping up in the

strangest places. Surprisingly enough folks that didn’t have at least one scarecrow in their yard or on their porch seemed to be a bit out of place. The creative ways businesses and individuals through out Wayne County that have displayed the straw figures are impressive. Cartoonish figures wearing soon to be castaway clothing that have always been used in gardens and crop fields as a deterrent to the pesky black birds that are constantly on the search for a free meal. A sometimes-physical frightful sight that is un-nerving for folks that come un-glued at the sight of clowns. By a Utah state mandate signed by the federal government and Governor Herbert, of the great state of Utah, Capitol Reef and other Utah National Parks have removed orange barricades blocking public access. Under public pressure Utah’s five national parks are once again open despite the 2013 “Governmental Shutdown”. Interestingly enough scarecrows everywhere are taking on the looks of our Washington politicians and rightly so. In a fairly recent recorded interview I had with Barbara Ekker, Barbara said in reference to responsibility, we as citizens of any locality, state and national government are individually accountable for our elected representative’s decisions and actions. To try and place blame on anyone other than “ourselves” for not representing the majority will, like a early spring freeze never bare fruit. Cohesively and the well informed we all have a voice, and we need to make it heard. As twisted as the national rhetoric is about the United States government shut down, it individually means very little to those of us that do not daily depend on the federal governments subsistence. Being resilient and selfsufficient is the basis and foundation of the American way of life, and the ideal that makes America great. “Nowhere is there a definition of dependence that defines a positive life experience. We are forever responsible for our own thoughts, actions and who we are ” Barbara Ekker.

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The Annual Lion’s Club Deer Hunters Ball was held on Saturday the 12th. and everyone who attended had a great time. Youngsters Hazer Manning won the 22 rifle and Cole Stewart won the 243 rifle. How exciting was that for those kids. The Dance Attitude Dancers performed during during the raffle. Denise Pierson and Laura Pollock sang for the crowd and Oaklee and Taylee Williams and Lydia Russo performed a dance for everyone. Ken Hall played and sang a couple of numbers that were very enjoyable and Jarom Johnson sang with Patti (Fletcher) and Mariah Hansen played the piano for them. (I apologize for not getting the correct name for Patti). Lyllian Le Fevre and Jean Hall served up a great spaghetti dinner that all enjoyed. Collin Stewart and Mason Stewart were both baptized by their fathers. Collin is the son of Sean and Kim Stewart and Mason is the son of Slate and Pennie Stewart. Congratulations to the boys and their families. Thanks for helping us get 30 plus orders so we can keep Bountiful Baskets coming to Tropic. Remember to order your basket this coming Monday or Tuesday to help us keep getting the service here in town. The email is bountifulbaskets.org to send your order in. They have great vegetables and fruits plus other items to order. If you do not know about Bountiful Baskets call Mindy Grimshaw, Jessie Stewart, Angie Steele or Sara

Syrett to find out more about them. Joe Hughes’ funeral was held on Friday and there were a lot of people who came to pay tribute to this gentleman. We want the family to know we have them in our prayers and thoughts. Everyone will miss Joe as the Cannonville folks thought he was a big asset to their community and so did others in the other towns. Anita Fletcher went to St. George to visit her mother and was in town when Joe passed away. She was able to bring Rae Hughes, Joe’s wife, back home to Cannonville. The Fred and Katie Beesley Family spoke in Cannonville Ward. Fred is the new science teacher at Bryce Valley High School. Michael Racker of Enoch and the son of Erica Fletcher, came for a visit before he leaves on his mission in December. He is going to Bolivia. We wish him well. On November 4th will be a training meeting for the Daughters of Utah Pioneers to be held at the Heritage Center in Tropic. The officers from five camps have been invited to attend this training. It runs from 10:00 A.M. to Noon when they will have lunch. Hyrum Rose is having his Eagle Court of Honor on Saturday the 19th in Henrieville at the Ward. Dan and Sarah Rose are Hyrum’s parents. His grandmother is Delpha Rose. Henrie Eagar was baptized. He is the son of Max and Logann Eagar of Henrieville. Grandparents are Dorsie and

great-grandparents are Ernie and Wynona Henderson. Isaac Johnson was advanced to being a Teacher in the Henrieville Ward. Parents are Carlon and Heather Johnson with Guy and Beverly Thomson of Henrieville and Dennis and Joyce Johnson of Panguitch. Ashlee Chynoweth received her “Young Womanhood Recognition” award. Parents are Shawn and Lisa Chynoweth and grandparents are Ralph and Lael Chynoweth of Henrieville. Kytlin and Bambi Chynoweth and two of their children were here visiting with Klin and Nancy Chynoweth and other family members. Kaden Chynoweth has moved back to Henrieville after working in the greater Salt Lake area. The Stake Presidency spoke in Henrieville today and it was done very well. Dusty and Sylvia (Foster) Veater blessed their baby in Cedar City today. Alfred and Toni Foster and family went over for the event. Darreld and Mary Lou Neilson also went over and that created a five generation in attendance. They took pictures to celebrate the event for everyone. Cheryl Pollock and her daughters went back to Washington D. C , Palmyra, Niagara Falls, and stayed with and visited Kali Baumgarten and her husband. It was a marvelous trip for the family. Kali is Cheryl’s daughter also. Mike and Kami Stevens had a great time on vacation

in Jamaica. “It was a very relaxing vacation. We did have to help with a medical emergency on the plane on the way to Jamaica, but not for long, because there were two RN’s on board. Pretty much we snorkeled, and read our books on the beach, and ate the best food!! It was a nice, relaxing break between my third and fourth semesters of nursing school! I definitely needed it after the year I have had!!” Rusty and Trista Rich are taking a trip to Florida to visit his missionary area. It is exciting that the park is open again and people are coming back or staying to visit the area. It was such a shock to hear of the cancellations and such because of the shutdown. It won’t recoup the losses everyone has had but it will help to keep them from getting worse. It was interesting to see the steps taken by everyone to help the tourists find things to keep them busy so they would stay. Ruby’s ran the Old Salty train (bus) out to the rim to help some disappointed tourists see some of the canyon. Others in the area did similar things to help out the situation. Maybe the “kids” in Congress can finally settle this ridiculous drama and get things back to normal. I personally do not think we should vote these people back in office. It is time for us to stand up for our rights and not take this foolishness any more. But then what do I know!? Have a great week and please call or email your news to me. Thanks VS

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Wills, Trusts, and More Five Steps for Handling Your Inheritance by Jeffery J. McKenna

Of all the money that may pass through your hands during your lifetime, none is more emotion-laden than an inheritance. After all, you got it because somebody died. If the inheritance was unexpected, or large compared to your lifestyle, before you spend it, evaluate your situation: 1. Figure out exactly what you have and what you’re owed. Typically, you don’t just receive a check from the administrator of the estate; you get bits and pieces of different investments. Usually, you get a “stepped-up basis,” meaning that the cost-basis of the assets are determined as of the date of death. So even if your father bought stock in IBM when it was $5 a share, if it was worth $125 a share when he died (and after multiple stock splits), your cost basis is $125. If you sell the stock at $130 a share, your capital gain is only $5. You also won’t necessarily get all of the assets at the same time. Getting bits and pieces of your inheritance at different times is confusing, and it makes figuring out what you have all the more difficult. But you must know how much your inheritance is, how it is invested and what the cost basis is to make good decisions. 2. Make a list of your short-term and long-term goals. Assign dollar amounts to each goal and then compare your inheritance with how much you’ll need to meet your goals. When you inherit money, it is very tempting to spend it on short-term goals such as remodeling the kitchen or buying a new car. However, many of us are going to have difficulty meeting our long-term goals

such as retirement and education for our children, and an inheritance may be the only way we can achieve them. Write down those long-term goals next to the short-term ones. 3. Decide how much you’re going to splurge. If you know that you can meet your long-term goals, you can set aside money for short term goals, like that new car. Set up a separate bank account for this money, and when it’s gone, that’s it -- no dipping into the rest of the inheritance. 4. Set aside three to six months’ worth of your regular expenses in an emergency fund. If you don’t already have an emergency fund, this is important. Emergency fund money could be put in a short-term, fixed-income investment such as a money-market account. 5. Establish an investment strategy for your long-term goals. The rest of your inheritance is your long-term goal money and, if you’re fortunate, it will go a long way to make up much of any shortfall you would otherwise have. 6. Set up your own Estate Plan If you do not already have one, set up your own estate plan. This is crucial to ensure that your heirs receive their

inheritance without having it diminished by unnecessary expenses, taxes and delays. A good estate planning attorney can help to answer questions about all of the above, and give good solid advice on the best way to pass your assets to others, given your individual set of circumstances. Jeffery J. McKenna is a local attorney serving clients in Utah, Arizona and Nevada. He is a shareholder at the law firm of Barney, McKenna, and Olmstead with offices in St. George and Mesquite. He is a past President of the Southern Utah Estate Planning Council. If you have questions you would like addressed in these articles, you can contact him at 435 628-1711 or jmckenna@ barney-mckenna.com.

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Generation Gap

A mathematician, a physicist, and an engineer are all given identical rubber balls and told to find the volume. They are given any tools they want, and have all the time they need. The mathematician uses a measuring tape to record the circumference. He then divides by two times pi to get the radius, cubes that, multiplies by pi again, and then multiplies by four-thirds and thereby calculates the volume. The physicist gets a bucket of water, places 1.000000 gallons of water in the bucket, drops in the ball and measures the displacement to six significant figures. The engineer writes down the serial number of the ball and looks it up online.

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Our 25-year-old son moved back home with an eye toward socking away money to buy a condo. We never bothered asking how long he’d planned to stay, but I got a pretty good idea when I walked into his room recently. In the corner was a milk jug with a few coins in it and a label that read “Condo down payment.”

October 17, 2013

tHe lAuGhiNg pOiNt!! Dinosaur

I decided to put together one of my six-year-old son’s model kits one rainy afternoon. I found one of a dinosaur and was looking over the pieces when he passed by. “What’cha doing, Dad?” he asked. I told him I was going to put the dinosaur together, but the instructions were missing. “Well, Dad,” he grinned, “I guess you’ll just have to do it from memory.”

Dad’s a safety-first kind of guy. But while vacationing with some buddies, he was talked into going parasailing. He was on the back of the boat getting hooked into the parachute when he nervously asked the pilot, “How often do you replace the rope?” The pilot replied. “Every time it breaks.”

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Bert’s wife enrolled Molly, her lovable cocker spaniel, in a ten-week obedience class. At the end of the term Molly had made little progress. She re-enrolled her, but at the end of the second course Molly was still noticeably behind her canine classmates. The instructor, perhaps determined to succeed with that dog, offered to let her repeat the course for the third time at no charge. That evening Bert heard his wife on the phone with her mother. “Guess what?” she said. “Molly was the only dog in her class to get a free scholarship!”

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NOTOM - For the past three years McLean and Judy Durfey have sponsored a trail ride in the Notom Area for the UFTHA. Good company, good weather and good scenery—it can’t get much better than that. And so it was on September 20 and 21, when the trail rides took place. On Friday we went out through the East Hills of Notom into the Morrison Formation. It’s where petrified wood, dinosaur bones and uranium is sometimes found. It is also a place of cobblestone cliffs and the maroon, blue and yellow clay hills; often called “Pinto

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Hills.” Following the main wash for several miles we came to some drop offs that I had forgotten about. He felt a bit like Jim Bridger when Bridger said,” I have never been lost, but have been a bit confused at times.” We eventually made it down through that wash to Blue Flat. It was getting close to noon when we came to the dirt road back to Notom. However, the group decided to follow the old trail down into the ghost town of Aldridge. Aldridge town was at the junction where Pleasant Creek flows into the Fremont River. We had a late lunch by one of

the old deteriorating pioneer cabins. We then followed Pleasant Creek back to Notom. However not without mishap. Just eleven days before this, one of the biggest flash floods in fifty years came down Pleasant Creek. Many of the old crossings had been completely obliterated. But that wasn’t the worst part. While starting across a gravel bar suddenly the lead horse sunk into quicksand up to the saddlebags. All four legs were buried. We pulled and pushed but to no avail. We thought we might have to get a bulldozer to build a road so we could get some extraction

The Utah Fox Trotting Horse Club traverses the pinto hills (above), and (below) explores an abandoned cabin in the ghost town of Aldridge. The group enjoyed a great trail ride in spite of a rather scary quicksand incident, which fortunately resulted in a happy ending.

equipment there. Of course we were certain that would never happen. With all of the Indian relics along the Creek and the endangered species list of the red fox, blue fox, green fox and purple fox it would take ten years to complete the environmental study. Fortunately, the horse make a slight turn, found a bit of solid ground and with some more pushing and pulling made it out of the quicksand pit. It was careful riding for the rest of the time that we were going back and forth across the Creek. We covered twelve miles that day. On Saturday we started up Pleasant Creek canyon into Capitol Reef National Park. Last year as we entered the Park we got the surprise of our life from a skinny dipper sitting in the middle of the Creek. We thought about sending a scout ahead this year to give us some warning in case it happened again. But we trusted to luck and the only humans we saw were fully clothed hikers. Again it was a beautiful trail ride. As is typical of late September, the weather was perfect. And to set the mood there was a slight breeze, a few fluffy clouds and deep blue skies set against the towering Navajo sandstone cliffs. And what magnificent scenery it was. The thousand foot white Navajo Sandstone ledges coupled with the fall shadows was spectacular. There was a quiet hush of serenity as the riders rode into the narrows of those ancient cliffs. After many crossings of Pleasant Creek we finally arrived at the pioneer ranch of Ephraim Hanks. The Ranch has been known by many names—Floral Ranch, Knee’s Ranch, Land of The Sleeping Rainbow. We ate lunch at the Fremont Indian petroglyphs and corn grinding slab and heard a short history of Ephraim Hanks. After lunch we headed back to Notom and let our Fox Trotting Horses do what they do best—travel fast and smooth. The round trip was sixteen miles. Both days were great trail rides. —McLean Durfey

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Garkane Energy Receives Utah Safety Council Award

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“Utah 2013: Mixed Media & Works on Paper” at Rio Gallery

Carl Albrecht CEO of Garkane Energy, Lt. Governor Greg Bell, and Garkane Energy Board President LaDon Torgersen. LOA - Lt. Governor Greg Bell awarded Garkane’s board president LaDon Torgersen and CEO Carl Albrecht with the Utah Safety Council Award of Merit. The Safety Council recently recognized over 80 Utah organizations and individuals for their outstanding safety practices. Garkane was a recipient for its safety record and safety programs. These awards are given to recognize quality in occupational safety and health programs as measured by outstanding safety performance. The Award of Merit recognizes improvement over a three-year period in lost time and total case incidence rates, and or maintaining rates that are consistently below the average for their industry as bench- marked against national averages compiled by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Garkane Energy is now going on seven and a half years with- out a lost time accident and because safety is a number one priority within the culture of the co-op, we hope to extend the streak. —Garkane Energy

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Arts & Museums will host its annual statewide exhibition “Utah 2013: Mixed Media & Works on Paper” at the Rio Gallery (Rio Grande Depot, 300 South Rio Grande Street, Salt Lake City) October 18 – November 22, 2013 with a public reception on Friday, October 18 from 6-9 p.m. “This year, Utah Arts & Museums received more than 400 works from 210 artists,” noted Utah Arts & Museums Director Lynnette Hiskey. “Of those, our two guest jurors chose 84 pieces by 57 artists. We’re always impressed by the quality and diversity of the submissions, and we’d like to thank all the artists who submitted their work.” This year’s jurors were Lisa Tamiris Becker, Director of the University of New Mexico Art Museum in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Simon Zalkind, an independent curator based in Denver, Colorado. The jurors chose six artists to receive cash awards along with two honorable mentions. The winners will be announced at the reception on October 18. The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free and exhibi-

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tion catalogs are available at no charge. “Artists who live and work in Utah accept their relative isolation from the major urban centers where the contemporary art world buzzes and thrives. This can be, as the works in this exhibition demonstrate, a good thing,” said Zalkind. “The artists whose work I had the pleasure to encounter don’t appear to acknowledge any urgency to conform to a particular market’s expectations, but rather have evolved within themselves,

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The Wayne & Garfield County INSIDER

October 17, 2013

LEGAL NOTICES

PUBLIC NOTICE ANTIMONY TOWN LOCAL ELECTION CANCELLED On September 8th, 2013 Antimony Town Board Members adopted a resolution to cancel the November 2013 local election in accordance with State Law 20A-1-206 which states that “A municipal legislative body may cancel a local election if the number of municipal officer candidates, including any eligible write-in candidates for the at-large municipal offices, if any, does not exceed the number of open at large municipal offices for which the candidates have filed,” The one person who declared candidacy for Town Mayor was Shannon Allen. The two persons who declared candidacy for Town Council are incumbent Board Member Tom King and Marcus Roger Gleave. Their four year terms will begin on January 1, 2014. Published in the Wayne & Garfield County Insider on OCTOBER 3, 10 & 17, 2013

NOTICE TO WATER USERS The applications below were filed with the Division of Water Rights 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 Division office during normal business hours ON OR BEFORE NOVEMBER 6, 2013. Please visit http://waterrights.utah.gov or call (801)-5387240 for additional information. CHANGE APPLICATION(S) 61-3004(a39334): Kenneth Sawyer, State of Utah Board of Water Resources, West Panguitch Irrigation and Reservoir Company propose(s) using 0.25 ac-ft. from groundwater (2.5 miles Southwest of Hatch) for DOMESTIC. Kent L. Jones, P.E. STATE ENGINEER Published in The Wayne and Garfield County Insider on OCTOBER 10 & 17, 2013 PUBLIC NOTICE Escalante City Council has cancelled the Election for November 5, 2013 because the number of municipal officer candidates, including any eligible write-in candidates does not exceed the number of open at-large municipal offices for which the candidates have filed. Escalante City has no other municipal ballot propositions. Mayor Jerry A. Taylor, Council members’ Marian Louise Barnes and Melani Torgersen are considered elected. Vickie L. Schulkoski, City Recorder, MMC Published in the Wayne & Garfield County Insider on OCTOBER 10 & 17, 2013

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Public notice is hereby given that Count My Vote will hold public hearings to review its citizens’ initiative petition. Count My Vote’s proposed initiative language is available for public review on the state elections website, www.elections.utah.gov. Seven public hearings will be held, at the times and locations listed below. For more information, please contact Count My Vote at 10 West 100 South, Suite 300, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101, or visit www.countmyvoteutah.org. Michael O. Leavitt, Sponsor Norma Matheson, Sponsor Stephen W. Owens, Sponsor Gail Miller, Sponsor Rich McKeown, Sponsor Bear River Region Noon, Wednesday, October 16, 2013 Jim Bridger Room, Logan Library 255 N Main Street, Logan, Utah Mountain Region Noon, Wednesday, October 16, 2013 Young Events Room, Provo City Library at Academy Square 550 N University Ave, Provo, Utah Wasatch Front Region 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 16, 2013 Student Event Center, Salt Lake Community College 4600 S Redwood Road, Salt Lake City, Utah Uintah Basin Region Noon, Thursday, October 17, 2013 Large Conference Room, Uintah County Library 204 East 100 North, Vernal, Utah Central Region Noon, Thursday, October 17, 2013 Noyes Building Founders Hall, Snow College 150 College Ave East, Ephraim, Utah Southeast Region 7:00 p.m., Thursday, October 17, 2013 Alumni Room, Jennifer Leavitt Center, USU Eastern Utah Campus 451 East 400 North, Price, Utah Southwest Region 7:00 p.m., Thursday, October 17, 2013 Sharwan Smith Student Center Theater, SUU 351 West University Boulevard, Cedar City, Utah Published in the Wayne & Garfield County Insider on OCTOBER 17, 2013 PUBLIC NOTICE TORREY TOWN LOCAL ELECTION CANCELLED Pursuant to Utah Code to Utah Code 20 A-1-206: “ A municipal legislative body may cancel an election if all the municipal officers are elected in an at large election: and the number of municipal officers candidates, including any eligible write-in candidates, if any do not exceed the number of open at large municipal offices for which the candidates have filed. There are two candidates for the two at large 4 year town council seats. One Candidate for the office of Mayor 4 year The Following candidates are considered to be elected to the office: Sheila Pat Kearney Councilmember Dustin Oyler Councilmember Adus F. Dorsey ll Mayor 4 year The town has a resolution canceling the Town election which was adopted on the 13th day of October 2011 Torrey Town Clerk Paula Pace Published in the Wayne and Garfield County Insider on October 17, 24, & 31, 2013

Classified Ads

Classified ads start at $7.50 for 25 words or less. Call 435-826-4400 or email your ad information to snapshot@live.com HELP WANTED Dental Assistant Wayne Community Health Center Responsibilities: Assist the dentist during a variety of treatment procedures. Set up and breakdown operatory post treatment. Take, develop and mount dental radiographs (x-rays). Manage infection control - prepare and sterilize instruments and equipment. Provide patients with instructions for oral care following all dental treatment procedures. Educate patients on appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health. Perform various office tasks as necessary. Dental experience would be helpful, but is not required. We would provide training as needed. WCHC will need to cover 2 days a week and occasionally more as needed. Please e-mail resume with work experience, contact information, education and references to ginaf@waynechc.org, or mail to WCHC P.O. Box 303 Bicknell, Utah 84715. This position could be filled at anytime. The starting hourly rate will be based on experience and training. WCHC is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. 10/24 SUBSTITUTE CUSTODIANS Garfield School District Garfield County School District is hiring substitute custodians for the Bryce Valley and Panguitch Schools locations. Applicants must be fingerprinted and pass an employment background check. Applicants must work well with children. Interested Individuals should submit a Garfield County School District classified application which may be obtained at the District Office, 145 East Center, Panguitch, UT or online at: www.garfield.k12.ut.us Applicants may direct questions to Garfield School District at 435-676-8821. Garfield School District is an equal opportunity employer. Garfield School District reserves the right to accept or reject any or all applications. 10/17

SOCIAL HALL MONITOR Panguitch City Panguitch City is hiring a part time employee on a contract basis for a Social Hall Monitor for the winter months. Position will be responsible for keeping the Social Hall open from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Hall will close for major events, holidays, High School athletic events, and when rented for a public event. Monitor will be responsible for maintaining order, care of equipment, and making sure building is open and supervised. Monitor must be willing to work with youth and have evenings free. Position will start on approximately November 13, 2013 and will continue until approximately April 1 of the following year. Hours and overall schedule will be determined by use, events, weather, and budget. Sealed bids should be turned in to the Panguitch City Office by 5:00 p.m. on October 30, 2013. Bids will be opened at a regular City Council meeting on November 12, 2013, and the job will start immediately on November 13, 2013. More detailed questions can be directed to Lori Talbot at the Panguitch City Office (25 South 200 East - 435-676-8585) during normal business hours. Send bids to: Panguitch City, Attention Lori Talbot PO Box 75, Panguitch, UT 84759 Panguitch City is an equal opportunity employer. Panguitch City reserves the right to accept or reject any or all applications.

PUBLIC NOTICE In compliance with the Federal AHERA regulations, Garfield County School District is continually having their school buildings inspected for asbestos. Asbestos is a cancer causing substance which can lead to mesothelioma, asbestosis, lung cancer, and some gastrointestinal cancers. The School District is required to notify building occupants and/or their legal guardians of these inspections and other activities regarding asbestos. A management plan has been developed and has been submitted to the State Governor or his designee. The management plan specifies what actions must be taken by the District to protect human health and the environment. The inspection results and management plans are available for public review at the District administration office and at each school for which the inspection has occurred. Re-inspection for asbestos must occur no less than every three years with periodic surveillance on asbestos containing materials that still remain in the building, to occur no less than every six months. Currently, at Bryce Valley Elementary, asbestos in the exterior insulation of the old boiler is being removed or abated by Eagle Environmental Inc. in preparation for a new propane boiler which will be installed at that site. There will be no asbestos contained in the new boiler or installation thereof. Published in the Wayne & Garfield County Insider on OCTOBER 17, 2013 LEGAL NOTICE 2014 CONSERVATION DISTRICT ELECTION A Conservation District (CD), is a governmental limited purpose local district. Its purpose is to improve and protect land and water resources for public benefit. A 5-member elected citizen board governs a CD. They serve 4-year terms of office. They provide local governance to federal, state and local government conservation programs. Board decisions are made in meetings open to the public. Elections are in progress to fill 2 Supervisor positions on each of the state’s 38 CD boards. Candidates were selected by a local nominating committee. Ballots are mailed to private agricultural land operators listed with the Utah Conservation Commission (UCC). The UCC and the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food direct and conduct these elections. Any registered Utah voter, or private agricultural land owner/manager not on the list, may vote by requesting a ballot. Ballot request forms are available from your CD chair, Co. USU Extension office, USDA Service Center, County Clerk; or writing UCC, Box 146500, SLC, Utah 84114-6500; calling 801538-7120; fax 801-538-9436; email UDAF-SoilCons@utah. gov, or voters may register for this election to receive a ballot on the Internet at http://webapp.ag.utah.gov/CDElection/. Completed ballot request forms must be at the UCC office by October 25, 2013. Returned ballots must be postmarked by November 5, 2013, the close of the elections. Candidates for the CDs in your area are: Fremont River Conservation District Wayne County Kerry K Cook Mack C Morrell Boone Karl Taylor Canyonlands Conservation District Garfield County Dell LeFevre John Meisenbach Todd Phillips Upper Sevier Conservation District Garfield County Jason Excell Kade B Fullmer Delin Roundy Published in The Wayne and Garfield County Insider on OCTOBER 17, 2013 Hanksville Town Local Election Cancelled Notice is given, per Section 20A-1-206 of General Provisions governing Utah Election, that the Hanksville Town Legislative Body declares the cancellation of the General Municipal Election to be held 05 November 2013 and certifies: Each Town Officer Candidate is: (A) unopposed; and (B) the number of candidates for an at -large municipal office does not exceed the number of open at-large municipal offices. Candidates declaring candidacy and will fill the open positions are as follows: 4 Year Mayor – Ronnie L. Albrecht 4 Year Councilmember – Lucinda J. Wallace 4 Year Councilmember – Chylene Whipple Published in The Wayne and Garfield County Insider on OCTOBER 17 & 24, 2013

10/24

AA Open Meetings Every Wednesday and Sunday at 6:00 pm Bicknell Town Hall

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NOTICE

The Wayne County Assessor’s / Motor Vehicle office will be closed on Fridays at 11:30 am beginning October 4th thru December 27, 2013. We are beginning our 2014 re-appraisal of the Teasdale, Torrey and Grover areas. We will be out in the field doing the Inspections of each property during this time period.

REAL ESTATE

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WAYNE COUNTY Bookmobile Summer/Fall Schedule

Monday Every 2 weeks August 12 & 26 and September 9 & 23 Torrey East Main St. 12:30pm - 1:15pm Teasdale Old Church 1:30pm - 2:00pm Fremont LDS Church 2:30pm 3:15pm Loa Courthouse 3:30pm - 4:30pm Lyman LDS Church 5:00pm - 5:45pm Bicknell Library 6:00pm - 6:30pm Tuesday Every 2 weeks August 13 & 27, Sept. 10 & 24 Hanksville Elementary 1:30 - 3:00pm (Tuesdays @ Loa Elementary starting in September)


The Wayne & Garfield County INSIDER

October 17, 2013

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Garfield County Election Information and Official Ballots oFFICIAL bALLoT GARFIeLD CoUnTY, UTAH TUeSDAY, noVembeR 5, 2013

GARFIELD COUNTY ELECTION INFORMATION THE NOVEMBER 5, 2013 MUNICIPAL ELECTION WILL BE BY MAIL FOR: * BOULDER TOWN * HENRIEVILLE TOWN * PANGUITCH CITY THERE IS ALSO A SPECIAL ELECTION FOR THE GARFIELD COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT. THE SCHOOL DISTRICT BALLOT QUESTION WILL BE INCLUDED ON THE ABOVE MUNICIPAL BALLOTS. A SCHOOL DISTRICT BALLOT WILL BE MAILED TO ALL OTHER REGISTERED VOTERS. Ballots will be mailed by October 18, 2013. Any registered voter that has not received a ballot by Tuesday, October 22nd should contact the Garfield County Clerk’s Office (435-676-1163 or 435-676-1120). ALL BALLOTS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH . To verify voter registration or if you have questions, please contact the County Clerk’s Office.

COUNTY CLERK

InSTRUCTIonS To VoTeRS: To vote for the candidate of your choice, completely darken the OVAL next to the candidate's name. To vote for a person whose name is not on the ballot, darken the OVAL next to "Write-In" and write in the candidate's name on the Write-in line. To vote on a measure, fill in the oval next to your choice. Use ballpoint pen with dark ink (not red). All distinguishing marks or erasures are forbidden and make the ballot void. If you tear, deface, or wrongly mark this ballot, contact the County Clerk's office or Poll Worker. VoTe LIKe THIS:

pAnGUITCH CITY

InSTRUCTIonS To VoTeRS: To vote for the candidate of your choice, completely darken the OVAL next to the candidate's name. To vote for a person whose name is not on the ballot, darken the OVAL next to "Write-In" and write in the candidate's name on the Write-in line. To vote on a measure, fill in the oval next to your choice. Use ballpoint pen with dark ink (not red). All distinguishing marks or erasures are forbidden and make the ballot void. If you tear, deface, or wrongly mark this ballot, contact the County Clerk's office or Poll Worker. VoTe LIKe THIS:

boULDeR ToWn

pRopoSITIon #1

(Vote for one)

Shall the Board of Education of the Garfield County School District, Garfield County (the "School District"), be authorized to establish a voted local levy tax rate of .001772 per dollar of taxable value beginning with the commencement of the School District's 2013-2014 fiscal year?

Eric Houston Write-in

pAnGUITCH CITY CoUnCILmembeR 2 YeAR TeRm (Vote for up to two)

A vote in favor of this tax means that Garfield County School District may increase revenue from this property tax without advertising the increase for the next five years. For the Establishment of a Voted Local Levy Tax Rate

Harshad P. Desai Connie Orton Trudi Owens Lloyd Brinkerhoff

Against the Establishment of a Voted Local Levy Tax Rate

Write-in Write-in

pAnGUITCH CITY CoUnCILmembeR 4 YeAR TeRm (Vote for up to two)

Kim Soper Timothy B. Smith Mack Oetting Write-in Write-in

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COUNTY CLERK

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InSTRUCTIonS To VoTeRS: To vote for the candidate of your choice, completely darken the OVAL next to the candidate's name. To vote for a person whose name is not on the ballot, darken the OVAL next to "Write-In" and write in the candidate's name on the Write-in line. To vote on a measure, fill in the oval next to your choice. Use ballpoint pen with dark ink (not red). All distinguishing marks or erasures are forbidden and make the ballot void. If you tear, deface, or wrongly mark this ballot, contact the County Clerk's office or Poll Worker. VoTe LIKe THIS:

HenRIeVILLe ToWn (Vote for one)

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Shall the Board of Education of the Garfield County School District, Garfield County (the "School District"), be authorized to establish a voted local levy tax rate of .001772 per dollar of taxable value beginning with the commencement of the School District's 2013-2014 fiscal year? A vote in favor of this tax means that Garfield County School District may increase revenue from this property tax without advertising the increase for the next five years. For the Establishment of a Voted Local Levy Tax Rate

Clifford D. Mathews Write-in Write-in

HenRIeVILLe ToWn CoUnCILmembeR 4 YeAR TeRm

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GARFIeLD CoUnTY SCHooL DISTRICT

HenRIeVILLe ToWn mAYoR

Against the Establishment of a Voted Local Levy Tax Rate

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pRopoSITIon #1 Shall the Board of Education of the Garfield County School District, Garfield County (the "School District"), be authorized to establish a voted local levy tax rate of .001772 per dollar of taxable value beginning with the commencement of the School District's 2013-2014 fiscal year? A vote in favor of this tax means that Garfield County School District may increase revenue from this property tax without advertising the increase for the next five years. For the Establishment of a Voted Local Levy Tax Rate

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COUNTY CLERK

InSTRUCTIonS To VoTeRS: To vote for the candidate of your choice, completely darken the OVAL next to the candidate's name. To vote for a person whose name is not on the ballot, darken the OVAL next to "Write-In" and write in the candidate's name on the Write-in line. To vote on a measure, fill in the oval next to your choice. Use ballpoint pen with dark ink (not red). All distinguishing marks or erasures are forbidden and make the ballot void. If you tear, deface, or wrongly mark this ballot, contact the County Clerk's office or Poll Worker. VoTe LIKe THIS:

GARFIeLD CoUnTY SCHooL DISTRICT pRopoSITIon #1 Shall the Board of Education of the Garfield County School District, Garfield County (the "School District"), be authorized to establish a voted local levy tax rate of .001772 per dollar of taxable value beginning with the commencement of the School District's 2013-2014 fiscal year?

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October 17, 2013

Practical Money Matters

Don’t Leave Tax Breaks on the Table by Jason Alderman

If someone told you there’s a way for you to potentially save hundreds – if not thousands – of dollars on your income taxes by simply spending a few minutes reviewing your benefits and tax paperwork, would you think it sounds like a late-night TV marketing scam? It’s not. You’ve still got a couple of months to tweak your employer-provided benefits and line up a few tax deductions that’ll have you smiling next April 15. Here are a few strategies to consider: 401(k) plan. If you haven’t already maxed out on contributions for 2013, ask your employer if you can increase contributions to your 401(k) plan for the remainder of the year. Most people can contribute up to $17,500 in 2013, plus an additional $5,500 if they’re over 50. If you contribute on a pretax basis, your taxable income is reduced, which in turn lowers your taxes. If you contribute using after-tax dollars, you’ll pay tax on the amount now, but the entire account value, including interest earned over the years, will be non-taxable when you retire. Either way, if your employer offers matching contributions (essentially, free money), you should contribute at least enough to take full advantage of the match.

Flexible spending accounts (FSAs). If you participate in employer-sponsored health care or dependent care FSAs, which let you use pretax dollars to pay for eligible expenses, be sure to spend the full balance before the planyear deadline (sometimes up to 75 days into the following year); otherwise, you’ll forfeit the remaining balance. If it looks like you’ll have a surplus, consider which 2014 expenses you could pay before December 31, 2013. You can use your health care FSA for copayments, deductibles and medical devices (e.g., glasses, contact lenses and braces). Note: Except for insulin, over-the-counter medicines are only eligible with a doctor’s prescription. Charitable contributions. If you plan to itemize deductions this year, charitable contributions made to IRS-approved organizations by December 31, 2013, are generally tax-deductible. If you’ve got extra cash now and want to lower your 2013 taxes even further, consider moving up donations you would have made in 2014. Gifts. Most people probably will never reach the $5.25 million lifetime gift tax exemption limit – beyond which you would have to pay the 40 percent gift tax. But, if you’re feeling generous, remember that if you give someone gifts

Utah Mammogram Rate Among Nation’s Lowest SALT LAKE CITY - Utah ranks among the lowest in the nation for women over age 40 getting regular mammograms, according to the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network. Brook Carlisle, the network’s government relations director, says Utah has the second lowest rate of women over 40 who have had a mammogram in the past two years. Idaho has the lowest rate. Carlisle adds there is no definitive reason for the low rate. She says limited access to health care for some women may be a factor, and some women may simply not feel the need to get a mammogram. “And I think some women think, ‘You know, I’m healthy, I exercise, I eat right, I’m at a healthy weight, I don’t have any other health problems,’” she says. “’I feel fine, so there’s no reason for me to go. To go get screened, I’m fine.’” This month’s National Breast Cancer Awareness

Month is an effort to promote early detection and prevention for a disease that killed more than 39,000 American women in 2012. The American Cancer Society says women in their 20s and 30s should be screened at least once every three years. Carlisle says a quick trip to the doctor could save your life. “You know the time it takes you get your mammogram compared to, you know, having a cancer diagnosis or a late-stage cancer diagnosis, you know the hour in the doctor’s office is truly nothing in comparison,” she says. The American Cancer Society reports that an estimated 227,000 American women were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012. More than 2,000 men also were diagnosed with the disease last year. —Troy Wilde, Utah News Connection

worth more than $14,000 this year, you’ll need to file a Gift Tax Return along with your federal tax return, even though you won’t necessarily owe any taxes on the amount. (Married couples filing jointly can give $28,000 per recipient.) Roth IRA conversion. People at any income level can convert part or all of their existing traditional IRAs or 401(k) plans from previous employers into a Roth IRA. With a Roth, you pay taxes now, but future earnings will accumulate tax-free. If your retirement is a long way off or you believe your income tax rate at retirement will be higher than it is today, such a conversion might make sense. Remember, however, that converted balances (for pretax savings and their earnings) get added to your taxable income, thereby increasing your taxes – and possibly boosting you into a higher tax bracket for the year. Just make sure you don’t need to borrow money – especially from a retirement account – to pay for the additional tax burden today; otherwise you could undo the potential long-term tax advantage of converting to a Roth IRA. Jason Alderman directs Visa’s financial education programs. To Follow Jason Alderman on Twitter: www.twitter.com/PracticalMoney

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Zion’s Bank to Offer Furlough Assistance Program

Chun Hwang, MD Cardiology Mariusz L. Kielar, MD Nephrology

Bank seeks to minimize impact of federal sequestration on families SALT LAKE CITY - Zions Bank is offering a Furlough Assistance Program to help minimize the financial impact of the federal sequestration on federal employees facing employment furloughs and members of the military — including guardsmen, reservists, and Department of Defense (DOD) civilians. The program allows Zions Bank to modify existing loan and credit card terms for current clients, and to expedite the credit approval process for both new and existing clients. Modifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. “We are committed to finding creative solutions to quickly meet the needs of hardworking people in our communities, including those who bravely serve and protect our country,” said Zions Bank

President and CEO Scott Anderson. Zions Bank is Utah’s oldest financial institution and is the only local bank with a statewide distribution of financial centers, operating 101 full-service centers. Zions Bank also operates 26 full-service financial centers in Idaho. In addition to offering a wide range of traditional banking services, Zions Bank is also a leader in small business lending and has ranked as the No. 1 lender of U.S. Small Business Administration 7(a) loans in Utah for the past 19 consecutive years. Founded in 1873, Zions Bank has been serving the communities of Utah for 140 years. Additional information is available at www. zionsbank.com. —Zions Bank

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Oct. 17, 2013, Wayne and Garfield County Insider  

The Insider is the newspaper of general circulation in Wayne and Garfield counties, Utah.

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