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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Issue # 1173

Garfield County Meet the Candidates

Eagle Scout Court of Honor to be Held in Bryce Canyon City


A Garfield County Commission candidate forum was held in Escalante on October 13. Left to right are Jerry Taylor, TAR forum moderator Christian Lee, and Steve Cox. ESCALANTE – Can- ences, with Jerry Taylor having raised in Escalante, and while didates for the open Garfield spent his career in business, and he left in 1975 he came back 11 County Commission seat in Steve Cox as science educator. years ago to make Escalante his Opening the forum and home, and currently serves as the November 2016 election squared off in the second of speaking about his personal Escalante City Mayor. He said three community forums hosted background, Steve Cox stated he and his wife Monica have by Garfield County Teen Age that he was born in Tooele, and five children and 13 grandchilRepublicans (TARs) on Thurs- raised in the small ranching dren and he is passionate about day, October 13, at 7pm, in Es- town of Panaca, NV, and spent his community and he loves the years working as a ranch hand opportunity to serve his commucalante’s Community Center. Before a packed room, can- prior to becoming a science nity and his county. “I want to listen to you, I didates Jerry Taylor and Steve teacher. He’s been married to Cox had an opportunity to make his wife, Cheryl, a Boulder, UT hear your passion, that’s why opening and closing statements native, for 40 years and they’ve I’m asking for your vote. My in addition to answering ques- made Boulder their home and goals are jobs and opportunity tions posed by three TAR mod- they currently run a business in and to protect the families that erators as well as responding to Panguitch. He noted that he is on are here right now,” said Taylor. TAR forum moderator questions from the audience. the Boulder Town Council and Highlights included “getting to his wife Cheryl serves on the Christian Lee kicked off the know the candidate” and each of Garfield County School District questions by stating that many their backgrounds, experiences and they are both committed to local kids, following high school graduation leave the area and motivations to do the job, public service. “Being raised in a small because, “There isn’t any jobs with other central themes including their views on economic ranch town I learned to work to find…and what can be done development and educational hard, take responsibility and be about that?” honest in all things. As an eduTaylor’s response emphaopportunities. Cox and Taylor shared cator or as a commissioner, for sized the need for improved similar views on a number of anyone who comes through the telecommunications infrastrucsubjects, which includes their door, I will do everything I can ture. “We need to get fiber here commitment to public service, to help you be successful,” said in the county. We need good cell and agreed that among their Cox. Candidates Jerry Taylor shared that larger differences are the difCont'd on page 12 ferences in their career experi- he was born in Panguitch and

Wayne County Taxpayers' Association Candidates Forum Wrap-Up

BICKNELL - On Thursday, October 11th at 7 PM, an event was hosted by the Wayne County Taxpayers Association at the Bicknell Theater. The question/answer format was to present their respective views on several topics of interest to the voters of Wayne County to aid them in making informed decisions on election day. There were 33 citizens in the audience of whom only four had children in the school district. The Wayne County school district has approximately 490 students which represents a 15% drop (about 80 students) from the last school year. There has been a five year, now approaching six, reduction of students in the W.C. School District due to fewer families living in W. C. due to a lack of jobs to sustain families' living and financial requirements. Lee Austin was the moderator. The candidates present were: Jeff Chappell (incumbent) and Bekkah Petrie representing Lyman and Fremont; Mark Elmer for Bicknell: Barry Morgenstern (a write-in candidate) who is opposing April Torgerson (an incumbent who

was not present) for Torrey, Teasdale and Grover. Clearly brought out by this forum are the significant financial issues facing the School District. All candidates lamented the low teacher salaries which precipitates parental fees for almost all extra-curricular activities though the school facilities are often used. The lack of a foreign language requirement in the curriculum is also related to the budget shortfall. Of some interest was the embarrassing fact that the current School Board missed a filing date for a voting school levy to be voted upon this election cycle requiring postponement until 2017. The Board itself accepts accountability, claiming no particular individual was responsible, which seems very protective. The topic of homework was addressed and there were wide differences of opinion from "none" to "we have too much." Several philosophic and science issues were entertained by the candidates. There was no unanimity on homework or changing the starting/ ending



MORE BEAUTIFUL WEATHER, what a gorgeous fall we are having. Highs Thurs-Sat will be in low 70s and really sunny. Windy on Mon-Tues. Zero chance of showers but maybe a few fluffly clouds just to break things up a bit. Lows throughout the week barely grazing the lower 30s.

time of a typical school day. The issue of logistics (busing from distances) seemed to be too tough to change. These two topics generated the greatest differences from the candidates. All candidates were in favor of the State Constitutional Amendment B, which if passed, would free up monies from the hoard that SITLA sits upon and could be distributed to public school systems thereby giving some financial relief to cash strapped counties such as Wayne County. Three items were proposed by one candidate that may be of interest to many. The addition of new and diverse energy to the School Board would be beneficial. The District could and should seek involvement from the significant array of talented, highly educated citizens of W. C. Third, our District should seek retention of a grant writer who could generate supplemental income for the District at a very favorable cost/ benefit ratio. The entire forum was recorded with permission. The results of this event may be heard on our local radio station KWAN. We encourage all W. C. voters to listen in. —Wayne County Taxpayers Association

TROPIC - Eagle Court of Honor to be held on Saturday, October 22 at 2:00 p.m. at Ruby's Inn (Bryce Canyon Rim area). Court of Honor for Sean AlmaIssac Garrard, James Levi Garrard,and Jonathan Kekoa Deccio all of Tropic, Utah. Sean and Jonathan helped build the new Veteran's Memorial for Tropic Town and James oversaw the construction of the new Tropic Town signs at both ends of Highway 12 leading into Tropic. These young men have worked hard to earn their Eagle Scout awards and we invite all to celebrate their achievement at the Court of Honor. In case of inclement weather the event will be moved to the conference room at the Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel. —Cary Deccio

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Left to Right, Court of Honor for Sean Alma-Issac Garrard, James Levi Garrard, and Jonathan Kekoa Deccio.

Linton Rohr Receives The Ward Roylance Award

With his usual enthusiasm, Linton Rohr poses with a huge telescope. TORREY - The Ward Roylance Award is presented each year by the Entrada Institute to recognize an individual or organization combining an interest in education, the arts, and the outdoors along with the natural, historical and cultural heritage of the Colorado Plateau. This year the award will be presented posthumously to Linton Rohr for his work in promoting astronomy education and the preservation of the dark skies of Capitol Reef National Park and Wayne County. The award presentation will occur at 7:30PM on October 22 as part of the Entrada Institute’s annual yearend event. According to his wife Karen Rohr, “Linton was an enthusiastic and dedicated amateur astronomer. After buying the first of many telescopes in 2000 he joined two astronomy groups in the LA area. He attended the monthly star parties’ (which are held when the sky is darkest at a new moon) so he could share his views of night sky objects with interested members of the public.” Linton’s interest in the outdoors began as a child. Linton’s brother Mike noted that he was an Eagle Scout and backpacked the entire

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John Muir Trail in addition to packing into Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, and other wilderness areas. He was always “in search of dark skies”. Karen stressed that “simply viewing the stars was not enough for Linton. He needed to collect ‘space rocks’. He became an active member of the International Meteorite Collectors Association. He knew if he wanted to touch an object that had been hurtling through space, others would want to also. So he amassed a large collection which he shared in public outreach whenever possible, especially here in Wayne County.” While living in Los Angeles, Karen and Linton would drive their telescopes to the edge of the light polluted metropolis to see the dark skies. Karen pointed out that “realizing the importance of dark sky preservation, Linton joined the International Dark Sky Association. We traveled the United States with his 14 1/2 inch Dobsonian telescope in tow enjoying dark sky areas from Texas to Minnesota. We were drawn to Wayne County partially because of the night sky.” As a founding member of the Heritage Starfest now co-sponsored by the Entrada Institute, Linton Rohr was ac-

tive in promoting an awareness of the need to preserve the dark skies of Wayne County. In addition, he became the liaison between Capitol Reef National Park and the International Dark Sky Association. Acting Chief of Interpretation for Capitol Reef, Cindy Micheli stated that “Linton was very instrumental in gathering data, suggesting ideas and nudging us along in the complex and lengthy process of applying for International Dark Sky Park status… His help, enthusiasm and encouragement were driving factors in keeping the project in motion, and I don’t believe anyone of us was more delighted when we were granted status!” Karen Rohr described how Linton’s advanced case of ALS curtailed his telescope viewing, so he decided to share his passion for the sky through columns in the Insider. She noted that “It was Linton's wish that the Colorado Plateau preserve its night sky views for all to wonder.” Cindy Micheli stated that Linton’s Insider columns “gave me insight into our

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Letters to the Editor Send us your letters.

October 20, 2016

Letter to Wayne/Garfield County Voters

Your thoughts, opinions, and notes to the community are important to us and we welcome your submissions. Letters to the editor must include the author’s name and location (town). We may edit letters for length, format and clarity, and we also reserve the right to refuse material. Opinions expressed in letters to the editor are not necessarily those of The Insider. Send letters to

Support for Jerry Taylor

Thank You!

Dear Editor, I would like to thank the Teenage Republicans and their advisor Mrs. Elaine Baldwin for hosting the three Meet the Candidate nights last week. As a retired educator, I know the importance of our students being involved in county government and recognize the time spent by them and their advisor to organize and conduct these events. Students served as moderators at all three events and did an excellent job of asking questions and keeping the conversation moving. Thanks to all the Garfield County residents who showed up to hear the candidate’s positions on issues facing the county. I greatly appreciate your participation. Please take the time to vote. Steve Cox, Candidate for Garfield County Commissioner

Thank You!

Dear Editor, I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to Elaine Baldwin and the Teenage Republican’s for hosting the Meet the Candidate nights. It was a great occasion for us to share our ideas and goals, but most of all for us as candidates to listen to the citizens of Garfield County. I would like to say thank you to all of you who took the time to come out and participate. I appreciate each and every one of you. At this time I want to thank all my supporters, especially many of you who gave freely of your time over the last several months. I truly appreciate all of your service, dedication and hard work. The mail- in- ballots will be sent out next week. I would hope that each of you would take the time to exercise your voting rights and vote. I believe now more than ever, that we need strong conservative leadership for Garfield County as we look towards the future. Let us stand strong together as we continue to strive to make Garfield County the best place to live, to work, and to raise a family. I would appreciate your vote in this upcoming election. Jerry Taylor, Republican candidate for Garfield County Commission seat “C”

Yes on Amendment B

To The Editor, The Wayne County Taxpayers Association (WCTA) was organized a year ago to bring information about local finances and government to all the residents of Wayne County in a bipartisan and unbiased way. As such, the WCTA board agreed it would not endorse candidates for office or take positions on political issues. However, there is now an item on the November ballot, which we believe deserves everyone's attention and in our view is outside the realm of politics. Constitutional Amendment B will make small, but consequential changes to the Utah Constitution that will alter how the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) invests and distributes it funds in support of Utah public schools. Utah currently ranks last among U.S. states in per-student funding for public schools, nearly 40% below the national average. And there's ample evidence that Wayne County schools sorely need increased funding. This amendment will help address both those situations. The proposed amendment makes a small change in wording to permit investments that generate slightly more income than is currently allowed. It also permits SITLA to distribute money based not just on annual interest and dividends, but also on total earnings. And finally, it limits annual distributions to 4% of the total value of the school fund, averaged over the prior three years. It is estimated that these changes would generate an additional $22 million in school support in the coming year alone. While some people may not understand these subtle changes in language, it's important to know that they actually bring Utah into alignment with how state trust lands are administered in other western states. This is also how the endowments of private colleges and other non-profits are prudently managed. These policies have been proven to generate additional income with virtually no increase in risk. Our schools need and deserve the additional financial support provided by these changes. Opponents of Amendment B say the current system works just fine. We disagree; it shortchanges our students and runs counter to how such funds are usually managed. WCTA recommends you vote "Yes" on Amendment B on November 8th. If you want to read more about this amendment you can find details in the Voter Information Pamphlet available at the county court house or your local post office. Wayne County Taxpayers Association, Teasdale

Economic Development

Dear Editor, I write to disambiguate two words often heard in rural Utah: ignurnt and ignorant. The former is a synonym for rude. The latter refers to the state of lacking knowledge. An example of extreme willful ignorance was published in The Insider as Steve Cox’s Economic Development Statement. Not once has Mr. Cox visited me to discuss Garfield County’s economy. Not once has he called me or bothered to drop me an email. Mr. Cox refers to the 2007 economic development written with help from the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget (GOPB). Had he contacted me, Mr. Cox would have understood that the Great Recession completely restructured state funding sources. He would realize that GOPB doesn’t exist anymore. He would know that without state funds, the County simply didn’t have the ability to hire the staff needed to carry out the plan as written. He would know that Garfield County saw a decline in revenues after the Great Recession. He could have known that, but he didn’t visit, didn’t call, didn’t email. Mr. Cox describes a three-tiered system for economic development. Had he contacted me, he would know that his system differs in critical ways from the four-tiered method used by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. He could have known that, but he didn’t visit, call, or write. Mr. Cox suggests that the County renew its Enterprise Zone (EZ). He doesn’t mention that each municipality must have its own EZ for businesses within that community to apply for aid. Since most businesses are within municipalities’ boundaries, Garfield County has aided towns in applying for their own EZs. Further, EZ designation is retroactive to the beginning of a calendar year. The designation can be sought as needed if a business applies for help. Mr. Cox could have know that, but no visit, no call, no email. Mr. Cox extolls the virtues of the Area Sector Analysis Process (ASAP) used by Wayne County. He neglected to mention that Escalante City is already several months into that very process, and that Garfield County paid more than half of the cost. The goal is to try it out in Escalante before rolling it out to the rest of the County. He could have known this, but he didn’t visit, call, or email. Mr. Cox states that if elected, he would see that a new economic development plan is created and implemented. He doesn’t know that a RFP went out earlier this year for a new plan, funded in part by the Economic Development Administration, that proposals were received, and that our selection committee found all three proposals lacking actionable implementation. He could have know that had he visited, called, or emailed. Finally, Mr. Cox bolds this sentence: “All voices need to be heard and there should be consensus about what economic development should look like.” I guess he didn’t think that seeking the voice of the person who could have informed his statement was included in “all voices.” No visit. No call. No email. Conversely, his opponent has spoken to me often regarding economic development. Personally, I value candidates who have sought out the most informed voices. Mr. Cox, if you read this, my office is in courthouse. I can be reached at 435-676-1157 or Sincerely, Justin Fischer, Economic Development Director, Garfield County

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As a candidate to represent us in the Utah House, I could fill this space bragging about my seven grandchildren, or telling how I raised 3 eagle scouts & great missionaries, or how our family descends from Stephen Markham (a body-guard & confidant of Joseph Smith). But family, accomplishments, degrees or experience are not as important to this election as understanding my values and political vision. My values center around PEOPLE. That's why I chose to become a teacher, a principal, later a marriage & family counselor...and now, to listen to the needs, and represent those who live in our own House legislative district. In 1998, I bought property in Wayne County to develop a retirement lifestyle and income. I sold my home on the Wasatch Front in 2000 to renovate & occupy the old Torrey Schoolhouse, where I still run a seasonal B&B. Politically, I've been ‘Independent’ most of my adult life. But by 2001, I began to consider myself "anti-establishment" after recognizing that both major parties are dominated by multinational corporations, the banking industry and the war industry. This year, I changed my voter registration from "Unaffiliated" to "Democrat" to run for our rural counties in the Utah House. (I ran four years ago on a Third Party ticket and got nearly 30% of the vote, but that party is no longer certified for the Utah ballot.) Running as a Democrat this time does NOT mean I'm any fan of the Clintons, or of Obama. Not by a long shot. In spite of their glowing rhetoric, I've remained disappointed (and often disgusted) by their inaction or their overreach on so many fronts! It’s why I call myself a "reform candidate on the Democratic ticket”. Since 9/11, I’ve been studying the structures of power that dominate our nation, how those structures interact and seem to collude to bring about a shared agenda. A shared agenda is not always a bad thing, but these power structures interact to promote an agenda that erodes our personal freedoms and constitutional guarantees! Far too long, BIG money (often foreign money) has been running the show in Washington DC. But now, we're facing the same powerful forces now trying to run the show in state legislatures. This includes ours! Utahns must be vigilant, and not just believe everything we hear from our elected officials. As citizens, we must demand transparency in every branch & level of our government. It is our taxes that support ALL government—government that WE elect to make our laws and enforce them. To represent OUR will; to protect OUR freedoms; and to promote OUR general welfare. Those we elect are not “our leaders” because we don’t serve them. Rather, they are “our representatives”. They serve us! And that’s exactly what I intend to do—to represent you, not corporate or special interest lobbies. My job is to learn what you value, to understand your needs and to find solutions. As your representative, I’ll spend time in your community, and not just meet with elected officials, but with you! If you have any questions, please check out my website ( and note my contact info. I’d love to hear from you! PAID FOR BY TY MARKHAM



Dear Editor, October 11th, 2016 After reading Norm Mckee's letter to the editor about the upcoming County Commissioner election in Garfield County I felt impressed to write to you and express my opinion. I agree totally with what he said. We need to research the issues and make an informed decision on Election Day. I have observed and worked with Jerry Taylor for several years now. He is a good leader and is concerned about his community. Jerry owns and runs a successful business and holds political office where he has demonstrated excellent leadership qualities. He believes that we have resources that should be developed and used in the county. For example this county is rich in archeological and paleontological artifacts. When these items are found they are often removed from the county. He believes that there is opportunity to keep these artifacts here have the research on them conducted here and then be shown here. This would provide educational, and economic benefits to the county. He believes that the rights of the citizens of the county should be protected. Grazing on public lands should be improved and protected and that natural resources should, and can be made available to benefit citizens of the county. He's very concerned about the economic growth in the community and the county. He believes that economic growth can occur that preserves the quality of life we enjoy within our small communities. He is concerned with the education of the youth. He's demonstrated this by using his time and resources to provide for both educational and extracurricular activities at Escalante High School. Helping the school district with supplies for classes and sports venues. There are other examples of Jerry's abilities that would make him a good county commissioner, but I've said enough other than to say I find Jerry Taylor an honest and trustworthy man. I appreciate the letter from my friend Norm McKee where he tells us to look at the proven track record of the candidates. Jerry Taylor has demonstrated that has what it takes to be a successful County Commissioner for Garfield County. He has shown that he cares about the citizens of Garfield County and will work closely with the other commissioners to resolve some of the pressing issues facing our county. Sincerely, Max L. Stewart, Tropic

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Letters (Cont.) A Passion for Education

Last Tuesday I attended the candidates' forum for the Wayne County School Board seats, expertly hosted by the Wayne County Taxpayers' Association. Unfortunately only five people with children in the school system attended. The majority of folks, like me, were there because we think education is vital for a democracy and equally essential for a thriving community. Barry Morgenstern--a write-in candidate for the Torrey/Teasdale/Grover seat--obviously shares this view. It was evident that he has a passion for readying young people for the world they will be stepping into, equipping them with the ability to think, adapt, and be flexible in a world that is ever-more-rapidly changing--not just emphasizing the acquisition of facts that can easily be looked up on a phone these days. His other priorities were equally clear: finding and tapping new sources of money, such as through grants, to both attract and keep expert teachers, and for the restoration of infrastructure as needed. He appears to have done his 'homework,' having a good grasp of the education system at both State and local levels. His background in diverse areas, including teaching English at the college level and creating and running his own business, makes him an excellent addition to our school board. Based on the clarity and practicality of the ideas he expressed at this forum, I will be writing in his name for the Torrey/Teasdale/Grover seat. I hope that those interested in a viable future for the young people in our County, and for the County itself, will do likewise. Equally of interest to me was the presence of Ty Markham, running for the District 73 Representative seat. After the forum in a brief conversation with her, she mentioned that she was aware of several possible sources of funding for education that she would want to immediately tap into to help the school systems in our district if elected. It is important that we do what can be done at the local level to improve the world that we are constantly moving into. As Wayne and Garfield County citizens we don't have much power on the international stage, or even the national stage, so let's make our votes count where a real difference can be made. She will have my vote too, and I hope yours. Bonnie Mangold, Teasdale

School Funding

Dear Editor I attended the recent forum for candidates for the school board in Wayne County. All of the candidates expressed frustration about the lack of funds to provide better education in updated facilities with well-paid teachers. Did you know that Utah ranks 54th in the nation in per-pupil spending, after every other state and territories? And the last time I checked, Wayne County was second to last in school spending in Utah. Ty Markham attended that forum, also, and afterward, she chatted with me about opportunities she sees to increase school funding in Utah’s rural southern counties. Our chat revealed her passion for education. I hadn’t realized that this woman, running for Representative to the Utah House for District 73, had been a teacher and a principal. (That district includes San Juan, Garfield, Kane, Wayne, Beaver, Piute, and a portion of Sevier). Ty shares the opinion of one of the candidates, Barry Morgenstern, that it would be cost-effective to hire a professional grant-writer to bring in funding from sources beyond the following: Local funds: School districts can influence local property tax rates and the percentage of those taxes that goes towards K-12 education. Citizens can vote to support a "Voted Local Levy"matching funds offered by Utah for schools whose district residents pass a levy for their local schools. State funds: Most of the funding for our public schools is set by the state legislature and the governor who signs bills into law. A large portion of state funding is based on enrollment figures called "WPU's", for weighted pupil units. The remainder is distributed through complicated formulas or is dedicated to specific programs. Rural schools also benefit from Utah’s program for Necessary Existing Small Schools, or “NESS”. The state sets guidelines, and local boards have some discretion in deciding how state funds will be distributed in their district. Perhaps the best-known Utah funding source comes from SITLA, informally called the School Trust Lands. These parcels of land, sprinkled throughout the state, can be leased for grazing or extractive industry, and they can be sold. SITLA funds are directed solely to Utah public education. Our state's constitution limited the distribution of these funds to dividends and interest only, so that the principle could continue to grow over time. It has been so well managed that we are currently sitting on over $2 BILLION in principle. It seems ridiculous be sitting on TWO BILLION dollars when many Utah classrooms are lacking basic supplies and our teachers have the lowest salaries in the nation. With proper legislative support, a small percentage of the SITLA principle could be accessed to help our struggling schools, but not to the point of significantly slowing the growth of the principle. Federal funding: Our rural schools also receive some federal dollars from a program called "PILT" (Payment In Lieu of Taxes). PILT funds are paid directly to counties that have a large proportion of public land within their borders to mitigate the gap in property-tax revenue. And while PILT monies are substantial, they hardly cover the needs of our small rural schools. Another source of federal funding is "SRS" (Secure Rural Schools). This funding is generated from sales of lumber and minerals within our national forests, and is paid to school districts in rural counties that have national forests within their boundaries. These funds can vary greatly from year to year. Ty insists that this hog-ties our schools in terms of allocating those funds for any sustained program, since they can't anticipate the amount they'll receive each year. Our representative to the Utah House of Representatives could work with our reps in the U.S. Congress to write & promote legislation that would allow the USFS to set a guaranteed 5-year payment amount to our schools, based upon its previous five-year sales average. This approach would actually make the SRS funding source live up to its name: Secure Rural Schools. NOW is the time to upgrade our outdated equipment, raise our teachers' pay, and get our perpupil funding off the bottom of the barrel. To this end, there is RIGHT NOW a proposed amendment (Amendment B) to our state constitution that proposes to do exactly that. It is on the ballot of the Nov. 8 voting deadline. Read pages 16-20 of the Voter Information Pamphlet that was placed in your Post Office box or is on the table at the Post Office. It is very helpful! Johanna Wilson, Teasdale Rohr

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deep dark night skies, and often, when reading his reflections on the seasonal changes and features in the night sky, I’d say to myself, ‘Me, too! That’s what I think! That’s how I feel!’… I like to think that Linton is a star, whose

fire has gone out but whose shining light will continue to inspire us for millions of lightyears to come; delighting us with beauty and illuminating our continued efforts to keep our night skies dark.” Linton’s wife Karen and his brother Mike will be accepting the award on Saturday October 22 at 7:30PM as

part of the Entrada Institute’s Annual Fundraiser ($20 donation suggested) at the Robber’s Roost in downtown Torrey. Other activities include additional awards and poetry readings by David Lee. —Annette Lamb, The Entrada Institute

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Schools & Sports

Thank You Principals

Garfield County School District is fortunate to have an excellent group of building principals that manage our schools, students, and teachers. Some represent our historical knowledge of the system, some bring in understanding they have learned from other areas and experiences, while some represent what the interests and commonality of being from Garfield County is all about. Governor Gary R. Herbert has signed a declaration, declaring October 17-21, 2016, as “Principals Week” in Utah. Please take time this week to mention to your child’s principal how much their contribution to your children’s education is appreciated. I would like to thank each of them for the contribution they make to our children and building staff. Their hours are spent making sure our buildings are cared for and ready for the educational duties of the day. Also my thanks for their caring attitude towards the learning process and the students’ wellbeing both on and off our campus locations. It is a great feeling coming to work each day knowing that our principals are out and about making sure our students continually progress in becoming responsible citizens of Garfield County.. —Tracy Davis, Superintendent, Garfield County School District

Loa Elementary News

Fish Lake Science Day Camp For science camp, we went to Fish Lake Mountain. It was so cool and fun. I learned a lot. I learned that salt is made of rocks. I thought that was really cool. The fire fighters were there and showed us all their gear. I got to wear it, and it was so heavy I could hardly stand up. We got to learn all about fish, and ATV safety. We learned about electricity and how to stay safe in the woods. It was the best day ever! —Carson Lee School Parent Picnic Read-a-thon At our school, we had a parent picnic read-a thon- out on the grass by the playground. We went out side with our parents and some parents brought their other children, too. We ate lunch with our parents and maybe a younger sibling. After we were done, we either read with our parents or by ourselves. Everyone had a fun time at the parent picnic reada thon. We want to thank all the parents and grandparents for supporting our school and coming to the parent picnic. —Ryker Peterson STEAM Our school does a little thing called STEAM. STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art, and music. My favorite subject for STEAM was art. We got to go to the gym and since it’s fall, we got to paint with our fingers and apples. We would dip the apples in paint and create fall leaves. My second favorite subject was sci-

ence. We learned about weight. We got to watch a little movie. Then we got apples, stuck tooth picks in them and made sails for them. Then, we put it in a tub of water, and if it sank we would have to change it. I like STEAM because it is really fun, and it helps me learn. —Alayna Saunders Loa Elementary School Heros The Loa Elementary has a program called “Superhero of the Month.” It is for two kids in each class that are working hard and being nice to everyone. They get to be a “Superhero of the Month.” All the teachers choose two new superheroes each month. The superhero lunch is for the kids that are chosen as the superheroes. They get to have pizza, or something like that with the principal because all of the

teachers, the principal and the secretary want to thank them for being their best. I like this program because we all can earn a chance to be the Superhero of the Month. —Gabi Christensen My Take on the Opera When I heard that an opera was coming tour school, I thought it would be a soft, quiet opera, not a game show! This opera had a podium set up like the one you would see on Jeopardy. The characters of the opera could receive points. There was also a host. He would ask each singer a question about the opera. Once I knew what was going on, I enjoyed it more than seeing a real opera. I would recommend the assembly to other schools. I learned more about operas, and I enjoyed the assembly. —Aeden Winkel

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Bobcats Cross Country & Volleyball At the Region 20 cross country races the Cats excelled. The Boys took first place with a score of 31 points, second was Parowan with 40 and BV with 80. The Lady Cats finished second to a very strong Parowan team, Parowan 22, Panguitch 40. To start off the meet the JVs ran and Porter Schoppe was the runaway winner, he is really going to be a great high school runner. This year the Boys ran the first race and the Cats two top runners Jonah Shoppe finished first in a time of 17:47, followed by Treaten Stowe in a time of 18:15. Both runners were well ahead of the pack, Kaden Beckstead finished 8th, Luke Reader 9th, and Joe Vasques 11th. In the girls race Tylia Norris a freshmen took 1st place, Jordan Bennett came in 5th, Brittney Henrie 10th, Caryn Anderson 11th Brendley Veater in 16th. The girl’s team is really young and has a great future ahead of them. You can’t tell how the girls are doing till Region, there is Volleyball and soccer games that stops the girls from ever competing at full strength. Yesterday was the State Championship at Sugarhouse park hopefully all of our teams will run their best. The Lady Cats Volleyball team is still rolling along with another win over the Valley Buffalos. The scores were 25-12, 25-10, and 25 to 12. Tomorrow is the Region 20 Volleyball tournament and it will be held out at Wayne. Hopefully we will make it out there, it used to be that Region 20 volleyball was King, not this year everyone seems to be having a down year, so the Cats should prevail and then on to State next week at UVU.

Bryce Valley Elementary News Clark's Planetarium presented a very fascinating program to the elementary students. They enjoyed the program and were very interested in what was presented. The Elementary Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled to be held on November 2nd and 3rd. Watch for your slip from the teachers to tell you what time you are scheduled for. On October 31st there will be a Halloween Carnival held at the Elementary School. The Costume Parade will be held right after school and the carnival will start at 3:30 P.M. —Gayle Moore

Constitution Bowl Held at Panguitch High School Garfield County TARs held the annual Constitution Bowl at Panguitch High School October 13. The competition included nine teams vying for a $300.00 cash prize by studying and answering bowl questions about the Constitution of the United States. The contest began with a speaker who addressed the contestants and the student body. Don L. Ipson a native of Panguitch Utah who is now serving in the Utah State Legislature spoke to the students about what goes into making a law. He spoke of his days at Panguitch High School and his love for the area. Don told the students that it takes both houses to agree on a bill along with the signature of the Governor for new laws to pass. Most of these laws are debated repeatedly and many changes made before they go to the Governor for signature. He currently running for the State Senate and is hoping to continue his service for the people of Washington County there. After our guest speaker the students divided into teams of 5 people each and moderators began to ask questions. Miranda Sarles, Indiana Houston and Peyton Barney served as moderators for the Constitution Bowl. The students were given toss up questions and if the team answered correctly they would be given a harder bonus question worth more points. The team with the most points at the end of the 20 minute round would win. Each team had to win in 6 rounds to win the competition. The winning team consisted of Bella Delmont, Wiley Fawson, Nathaniel Sarles, Julianna Fischer, and Kevin Bridges. They won the money and The traveling trophy which will reside in their school trophy case for one year. —Elaine Baldwin

October 20, 2016

Wills, Trusts, and More

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Storing Your Estate Planning Documents by Jeffery J. MCkenna

You should know what you own, how you own it, and what you plan to give to whom. Keep your notes in a safe place. You'll need them as you and your attorney decide which estate planning tools--wills, trusts or others-you want to use to pass on your assets. This is the perfect time to decide on a safe place to store all your estateplanning documents. Gathering necessary paperwork in one location will save your loved ones an irritating game of "find the forms" after your death. You may choose a bank safe-deposit box, an office filing cabinet or a fireproof lock box you keep in your bedroom closet. What matters is that your heirs know where they can find the appropriate estate information - important documents, including your will, birth certificate, marriage certificate, stock certificates, etc. Lock box The lock box is just right if you want your documents immediately at hand and under your careful watch. This is an understandable perspective. Be aware,

though, that this box, which is in your house, stands the same chance of disappearing in the event of a burglary as, say, your computer or jewelry. Your important, possibly irreplaceable, original documents would be gone. Safe-deposit box The safe-deposit box has the appeal of being safer from fire and burglary, but it is not so easily accessed as the lock box in the closet. It only takes a quick trip to the bank to deposit or remove items from the box, but there's more to it than that. In the event of a person's death, the law requires a very specific way of handling the entry into a safe-deposit box by family members or anyone else who seeks access to the items inside. If the box was rented in the names of a husband and wife, the surviving spouse is generally granted unrestricted access to the box. Or if the next of kin needs to search the box for a will or burial instructions, the bank allows access upon presentation of a death certificate. Otherwise, the bank is obliged to bar access.

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One important reminder A living will is an expression of your desire not to receive extraordinary medical treatment if your medical condition appears hopeless. It is your decision to make one or not. However, do not keep your living will in a safe deposit box. Make several copies of the original to give family members, and keep the original in a safe but an easily accessible place. Tell others where you put the original in case it is needed. A living will is not a document that disposes of your property and should remain easily accessible. In conclusion, there is no “best” place to store your estate planning documents. However, no matter where the documents are stored, the most important issue is to make sure that those that will need the documents know where the documents are and can get access to them in case of an emergency. WITH A SATELLITE OFFICE NOW IN PANGUITCH. Jeffery J. McKenna is a local attorney serving clients in Utah, Nevada, and Arizona. He is a shareholder at the law firm of Barney McKenna and Olmstead. He is a founding member and former President of the Southern Utah Estate Planning Council. If you have questions regarding this article or if you

t H e Popping

Gram was babysitting her grandchildren, Ember, 5, Ava, 3, and Kaydon, 2. They popped a bag of popcorn and split it between them. Soon it was time for bed and all went smoothly. About an hour later, Gram decided she wanted some more popcorn. She put the bag in the microwave and decided to get a glass of iced tea. The popcorn finished popping and Gram was standing at the refrigerator with her tea when Ava walked into the kitchen. Gram and Ava stood there staring at each other for a few seconds and Ava put her hands on her hips and said, "Just admit it, Gram!". Gram stood there a few seconds wondering what she was supposed to admit to, and Ava said it again, "Just admit it!". Gram finally asked what she was supposed to admit to and Ava walked over and pointed to the microwave. "You popped some more popcorn! We're supposed to share!"


A young man was caught going almost double the speed limit through a small town. As the police officer walked up to the car, he said to the young man, "I've been waiting for you all day." The young man replied, "Don't worry! I got here as fast as I could!" He got off with a verbal warning.

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When there’s nothing on TV, most people will go ahead and watch it anyway.

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l A u G h i N g Lights pOiNt!! For years my husband denied he was an aggressive driver. That changed one day when we were out for a drive with our three-year old son, Matthew. Seeing a teaching opportunity, I asked Matthew about traffic lights. "What does a red light mean?" I asked. "Stop." "Good. How about green?" "Go." "And yellow?" I continued. In his best deep-voice impression of Daddy, Matthew bellowed..."Hang on!"


When I moved, I went to retrieve some boxes that I had sent to myself in care of the local bus depot. And that first time I walked into the bus depot, I found out what small towns were like. "Your boxes are over there," the clerk said. "How do you know who I am?" I asked. "We all know who you are," he replied.


I just found a nickel that's almost as old as I am. I looked on the back and Monticello was only half-finished.


A store manager overheard a clerk saying to a customer, "No, ma'am, we haven't had any for some weeks now, and it doesn't look as if we'll be getting any soon." Alarmed, the manager rushed over to the customer who was walking out the door and said, "That isn't true, ma'am. Of course, we'll have some soon. In fact, we placed an order for it a couple of weeks ago." Then the manager drew the clerk aside and growled, "Never, never, never, never say we don't have something. If we don't have it, say we ordered it and it's on its way. Now, what was it she wanted?" "Rain."

Barn Raisin'

Jenny was driving through the countryside while her four-year-old daughter Mariah stared at the farm animals from the vantage point of her car seat. When the car passed by an abandoned farmstead,including a ramshackle structure with cavedin sides, Mariah said, "Look at that barn, Mommy. Somebody let the air out of it."

AG MARKET NEWS Salt Lake City, Utah October 12, 2016 USDA-Utah Dept of Ag Market News Producers Livestock Auction, Salina, Utah Tuesday October 11, 2016 Receipts: 1,656. Last Week: 1,498. Last Year: 1,703. Feeder Steers and Feeder Heifers: moved lower. Holstein Steers: no test. Slaughter Cows: steady. Slaughter Bulls: lower. Feeder Steers: Medium and Large Frame 2; 200-250 lbs pkg 187.50; 250-300lbs scarce; 300-350 lbs 143.50-167.50; 350-400 lbs 140.00-160.00; 400-450lbs 125.00-137.50; 450500 l15.00-123.00; 500-550 lbs 118.00-123.25; 550-600 lbs 110.00-120.75; 600-650 lbs 107.00-121.25; 650-700 lbs 109.00-113.00; 700-750 lbs 107.00-115.00; 750-800 lbs 98.00111.00; 800-850 lbs 106.00-116.50; 850-900 lbs scarce; 900950 lbs scarce; 950-1000 lbs scarce. Holstein Steers: Large Frame 3: Bull Calves: n/q; 200-300 lbs scarce; 300-500 lbs pkg 69.00; 500-700 lbs scarce; 700-900 lbs pkg 52.50; 900-1100 lbs scarce. Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large Frame 1-2: 200-250 lbs scarce; 250-300 lbs scarce; 300-350 lbs pkg 135.00; 350400 lbs 122.00-136.00; 400-450 lbs 121.00-127.50; 450-500 lbs 105.00-121.00; 500-550 lbs 99.00-107.50; 550-600 lbs 95.00-100.00; 600-650 lbs pkg 105.50; 650-700 lbs pkg 103.00; 700-750 lbs 92.25-105.00; 750-800 lbs scarce; 800-850 pkg 104.50 850-900 lbs scarce; 900-950 lbs 95.50-100.50; 9501000 lbs pkg 95.50. Heiferettes: 69.00-100.00. Stock Cows: scarce. Slaughter Cows: Boning 80-90% Lean: 46.00-55.50, high dressing to 56.50; Breaking 75-80 Lean: 53.00-64.00, High Dressing to 67.50; Commercial: scarce; Cutter 85-90% Lean: 38.00-49.00. Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade: 1000-1500 lbs scarce; 1500-2000 lbs, 69.50-70.75; Yield Grade 2: 1000-1450 lbs 64.25-71.75; 1500-1950 lbs 63.00-69.00; Feeder Bulls: 700900 lbs 93.00-101.25. Source: USDA-Utah Dept. Of Agriculture Market News, Salt Lake City, UT (435-230-0402.)

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BrYce ValleY area news

by Vicki D. Syrett 679-8687 or

First place winners in the Panguitch soccer tournament. Fred Beesley quote: So with names of survivors as well proud of Mason and his friends. as names of those who haven't. They took 1st place in the Pan- This is the face of courage when guitch soccer tournament yes- you're tired, hope that someday terday! Mason Beesley, Oscar others won't have to go through Word, Pedro Valenzuela, An- what she has, and emotional drew Larson, Dax Cottam, and pain knowing for herself, her Henrie Eagar all played from husband, children and family, Bryce Valley. The boys played and her friends, that the future is hard, made new friends in Pan- going to be hard. We love you guitch, and learned a lot from and are So Proud of how you Coach Leslie. Way to go! keep pushing forward Missing a young light Logann is now home again brown goat. He has a collar with her family and resting up. and chain with him. If seen or Congratulation to Parker find please message me (Clara Stewart on his baptism into Mitchell) or call 435 679 8423. the Church of Jesus Christ of Dorsie Henderson Denny Latter-Day Saints. His father, pays tribute to her daughter, Logann Eagar: "110 people die each day from metastatic breast cancer. It affects both men and women. Yet only a fraction of the donations that are given for breast cancer go to studying and helping those who are diagnosed with mets and die from it. This is yesterday at American Fork Hospital after Logann received radiation on her hip. It's Breast Cancer Courtesy vICkI syrett Awareness Month and Dorsie Henderson Denny pays tribthis display was filled ute to her daughter, Logann Eagar.

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Chance Stewart baptized him and confirmed him also. There were a lot of family and friends

in attendance and Park was so very excited. He is the son of Chance and Jessica Stewart of Tropic and the grandson of Max and Linda Stewart and the late Phyllis Stewart of Tropic and the Blakes of Erda, Utah. In Henrieville and Cannonville the Primary Children put on the programs and as usual it was excellent. You can't go wrong with children doing their parts and singing. In Tropic Lexi LeFevre gave her Homecoming talk after returning from her mission. She is the daughter of Tracy and Barbie Feltner of Cedar City Utah and Mark and Trish Le Fevre of Salt Lake City. Grandparents are LaMar and Cheri Feltner, Stan and Nellie Mecham, Reed and Mary LeFevre and they are

October 20, 2016 all from Tropic. Frankie and Gayle Moore had son Ryan home for a visit this weekend and he brought a friend with him, Mellysa Waldron. They also visited with Dale and Janece Pollock. As Usual the Lion's Club Dance was a success. Lyllian LeFevre and Jean Hall did a bang up job of the chili and sweet rolls. They were

enjoyed by everyone. The winners of the prizes were: Hunter Mathews won the 22 rifle. Shantel Manning wan the 7MM08 gun. Thanks to all who helped put this together for the area. Hope you all have a safe week and please call or email your news to me. Thanks VS

BRYCE VALLEY AREA Senior Lunches at the HENRIEVILLE Senior Center TUES Veg. beef soup, potatoes, carrots, corn, pineapple Oct. 25th w/cottage cheese, lemon pudding WED Meatballs & gravy, potatoes, greenbeans, jello Oct. 26th salad, white cake THURS Oct. 27th

Fried chicken, potatoes & gravy, mixed veggies, pears, peach cobbler

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by Mack Oetting ~ mackoetting All the wind we had on Saturday and Sunday about wiped out my favorite time of the year, autumn. Maybe it’s because of my age and I am in the autumn of my years, but I really love the colors that fall brings. Today we went down to Kanab to celebrate my daughter Kelly’s birthday and the ride down there was great, at the lower elevations the colors are still there. With all of the beautiful rock formations and the colors of the trees, it is a sight to behold. Last month, August, in all the stores they had up all of their Halloween items for sale. This month, September, they have drug out the Christmas stuff. Time goes by so fast as it is, I don’t need these stores to make it go even faster. Anna and Stan Pollock attended the Cedar City Council meeting on October 12. Their Grandson Clint Stanley Pollock, the Son of Clint and Jolene Pollock was presented to the Council as being quali-

fied to be promoted to the rank of a Sargent on the Cedar City’s Police force. Clint was supported by his group of officers and his family. To complete this special presentation, his wife was asked to pin the strip on his uniform. Grandma Anna was so proud to see him in his uniform with all of the other officers, that all she could do was cry. Grandma Anna, like all of Bob Cat fans, would like the Baseball Team and Coaches to know how much she has enjoyed all of their games this year and what fun they were to watch. They are the number one team in all of our eyes. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Some of the facts on Breast Cancer: the incidence of the disease has declined and the survival rates are on the rise. However, more than 240,000 American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016. One in eight women in their lifetime will be stricken with this dis-

ease. At 30, the risk of contracting cancer is 1 in 227, it increases to 1 in 68 by age 40. The risk also changes depending on family history, breast density, race (Caucasian women are at a higher risk) weight, physical activity and alcohol consumption. Cumulative exposure to estrogen is also an associated risk. Even living in our area is a risk, almost everyone in town has had someone in their family that has been affected, or someone they know has contacted this terrible disease. Being raised in Panguitch during the 1950s many have contracted cancer (both male and female) of some kind from the Down Winders effect from the above ground A bomb testing. Breast Cancer is the second leading cause of death and an estimated over 40,000 women will lose their lives from it in 2016. The median age for a breast cancer diagnosed for women is 61. The longer you live, the more times cells duplicate, the greater the risk. Early detection is the key to survival rate, those with stage 1 cancer the survival rate is almost 100%, stage 2 it is 93%. With stage 3 the 4 year survival rate drops to only 22%. To catch this disease early, women over 45 it is recommended that you have a mammogram annually. Also self-exams can detect tumors at an early stage and these tumors can be checked to see if they are malignant or not. If you do contract cancer, we live at a great time, were there are many options for cures, you need to remain positive that all will work out.

This information came from the Costco Connection - Oct edition. As you probably know there is an election coming up. Southern Utah is without any newspapers and you have to rely on TV for election coverage. The Desert News and the SLC Tribune aren’t delivered south of Provo, except on the weekends; there are a lot of folks in the dark on what is going on. The best job in the world is to be elected to Congress, they will only meet for 113 days this year. They adjourned for their 6 week vacation this summer and met for 13 days and are out now campaigning till after the election. Good work if you can find it. I hear people around here crying that they are going to move to Canada if the election doesn’t go their way, or that world war three is going to happen, or the world is going to come to an end. How the presidential election comes out won’t affect anyone directly. The Country is still trying to recover from the great rescission of eight years ago and the Country has rebounded rather nicely. However those that lost their homes from crooked loan companies, many will never have their lives back or ever afford to own a home again. The only election you need to worry about is the local and state wide elections. Those positions will govern what goes on in your communities for the next two to four years. If you don’t know your representative name or what he/she has done for our area, maybe it is time for change. Maybe you would like to see the minimum wage increased, this has all kinds of great benefits, from getting people off food stamps and aid for their children. People that make a living wage spend money, they buy commodities (food, housing, health insurance). When you make only $7.25 an hour, how can you pay a baby sitter? Maybe you would like some affordable health care. Or don’t want our public lands sold off so we won’t have access to go fishing or ATV riding. The list goes on and on, vote for those folks that will help our community, not just themselves. This summer Pat and I have been working on Pat’s Cabin that is out there in the boondocks. One thing that I really miss this year is the funny little Prairie Dogs waving at us, I haven’t seen one this year so far, really sad. For all of you “The sky is falling people”, here is another thing to worry about, the sun will burn out, so you need to stock up on blankets and do away with all of your solar lights. For the rest of us, it is not going to happen for another million years. Mack O.

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Dewey Gifford OCTOBER 16, 2016 There is just something about the thought of the town blacksmith shop that gently sends my mind back to the old days; the thought of it makes me smile. I imagine a bunch of crusty old guys in faded bib overalls gathered around a huge wooden barn door littered with local brands. Brands that the blacksmith had fashioned out of any spare piece of metal that came to his shop and became an honor when he burned yours onto his door. There is just such a place down at Capitol Reef National Park, well sort of. The Blacksmith shop sits silently but dignified on the side of the main road when you are headed to the Gifford house, delicately tucked into a bentonite side hill. I like to stop there

by adus f. dorsey II Mouse first appeared in the since breakfast. Nell standing movie Steamboat Willy. But there in her Sunday best wearit is doubtful that Dewey and ing a flowered apron reaching Nell or their kids ever saw the down to open the wood fired animated Walt Disney movie stove where inside fresh bread or any other movie for that was baking. Oh…and fresh matter, as electricity in Fruita churned butter and orchard was still nearly twenty years preserves spread neatly on a Sears and Roebuck table cloth. away. In interviews done by A scene as American as apple George Davidson in 1981 pie and looked like it was right Dewey and Nell Gifford fond- off of a page in Life magazine. In 1930 Dewey bought a ly speak of life in Fruita “like it was,” and to Dewey, Fruita 1928 Oldsmobile over in Price was “paradise.” Fruita in those and fashioned it into a truck. days was about as far away as Dewey would load the family you could get from city life. in it and drive the bumpy dirt City to Dewey in the 1930’s road up to Torrey to church or was downtown Torrey, where to buy supplies. “It was always there was only one store and an adventure climbing Fruita hill in that 28’ Oldsmobile on Bishop E.P. Pectol owned it. In the early 1930’s E.P. a rainy day, but she did pretty Pectol and Joseph Hickman, good.” Dewey remarked. Early life in Fruita was Torrey locals, were conspiring every minute of every day a community affair, neighto bring Capitol Reef Country bors worked together to get

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The dining room table looking out to the barn at the Gifford House. sometimes, because when I do I get to push a button and hear old Dewey Gifford’s voice tell me how life in Fruita was like in the old days, when men were really men and life was what you made it. Dewey was born over in Sevier County to Henry Alpheus and Mary Ellen Hale Gifford in 1899. He married Pernellie (Nell) Jorgensen in 1923. She was the daughter of Jorgan Jorgenson, Utah Pioneer. It wasn’t until 1928 that Dewey and Nell bought the Gifford place from Nell’s father Jorgan Jorgenson and moved to Fruita. As it turned out 1928 was a fairly eventful year; a year when Mickey

under the broad wing of the National Park Service. All the while Dewey and Nell were going about their daily business raising kids and pigs on the old Gifford homestead, a simple place where Dewey recalls a slightly leaning “two holer” out back and taking baths about twice a week in the Fremont river, or in a number #3 tub in the winter. Sunday dinner at the Gifford farmhouse in Fruita surely must have been a special event. I can almost hear Nell’s sweet motherly voice telling young Fay to go out to the smokehouse and bring back a ham to go with the steaming pot of beans she had simmering on the cook stove

their work done. Dewey spoke highly of the two Chesnut families William and Al Chesnut. Al was a widower, his wife died and he had four kids, William and his wife took them in to raise. The two Smith families were Marin Smith and Guy Smith and then there was Tine Oyler. And lets not forget the infamous Cass Mulford, a true storyteller in his own right and then there was Doc Ingelsby, Dentist extraordinaire and also an avid rock hound. The 1930’s brought with it slow to come changes in Fruita, and for the Giffords. In 1935 the Civilian Conservation Corps was ordered to Capitol Reef to conduct sur-

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veys for utilities and road upgrades. The focus of work that began the first week of May for the CCC boys was to install erosion-controlling basket dams and rip-rap along the stretch of road above Sulphur Creek. Through the dedicated efforts of Bishop E.P. Pectol, late in September 1937, Capitol Reef became a National monument, it was while Hitler, was also hatching up a plan to take over the world and the Japanese were having similar aspirations. But by 1945 history would have a different story to tell, one of triumph and ultimate sacrifice by the proud Americans. All the while Dewey was daily toiling away in his prized orchards and famous flower gardens and providing for his growing family. Charles Kelly became a fixture in Fruita when he and his wife Harriette first rented Doc Ingelsby place. With no funds for a care taker, newly appointed Zion Superintendent Paul Franke was determined to find someone to care for the new monument in return for free use the of the newly purchased Alma Chesnut property. It must have been a relief for Franke to learn a willing and capable man was already living at Fruita, and that would have been Charles Kelly, of which Dewey or the rest of the Fruita residents did not hold in very high regard. It was during Dewey Gifford’s time at Fuita that the old school house went through some minor renovation for church services and other community gatherings. Over time the government continued to purchase private property as it became available. Dewey sold the well-known Gifford house in 1969 at which time he and Nell moved to Torrey. The Giffords lived in Fruita for 41 years and Dewey was witness to the birth of Capitol Reef as a monument, he saw Charles Kelley rise from caretaker to be the first monument Superintendent. Dewey saw the long lasting benefits of the Mission 66 project when the visitor center was built, and he watched it all happen from the kitchen window of the Gifford house. Nell died in 1980; Dewey Gifford passed away in 1997 in Hurricane, Utah. But Dewey Gifford lives on at the Blacksmith shop in Fruita, where he tells visitors about what life was like in Fruita, in the early days. References; The Gifford Family in Fruita, an oral history by George F. Davidson, CRNP 1981

Mary Ellen Coleman 1915 - 2016

ESCALANTE - Mary Ellen Heaps McInelly Coleman, passed away October 17, 2016 in Monroe, Utah, the day following her 101st birthday. She was born October 16, 1915 in Escalante to Henry and Eliza Alice Alvey Heaps, the eighth of ten children. At the age of four, her mother passed away and she was raised by her father. She married Loral Jeston "Sixty Mac" McInelly, December 23, 1932. The marriage was solemnized June 17, 1938 in the Salt Lake Temple. They had six children together. He preceded her in death December 10, 1951. She married Hyrum Parley Coleman, December 18 1952 in Fredonia, AZ. They spent their 48 years together in Escalante until he passed away on December 9, 2000. Mary Ellen was a member of the LDS Church where she served faithfully in numerous callings over the years. She always loved to raise a big garden and loved to cook and preserve her harvests. She enjoyed crocheting and piecing together quilts. Over the years she has pieced together over 100 quilts In July of 2001, she moved to Richfield to be closer to her children. She is survived by children: Donna Rae Barker, Monroe; Douglas (Jeri) McInelly, Richfield; Lynn (Garna) McInelly, Beaver; Irene (Louis) Brown, Lindon; Valaree (Tobe) Davies, Aurora; adopted daughter, Konnie Brewster, Richfield; 24 grandchildren; 72 great-grandchildren; 41 great-great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-great-grandchildren. She is also preceded in death by daughter: Cleva (Max) Swindle; son-in-law, Joe Barker; grandchildren, Scott Swindle, Ellen Swindle; great-grandsons, Brady Tuft, Nicholas Barker. Graveside services will be held on Friday, October 21, 2016 at 12:00 Noon in the Escalante Cemetery. Friends may call at the Magleby Mortuary in Richfield on Thursday afternoon from 5 to 7 p.m. or at the cemetery in Escalante on Friday morning after 11:30. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guest book

Snow College Enrollment Rises EPHRAIM - For the ninth year in a row, Snow College has seen an increase in student enrollment. The Utah System of Higher Education released the official numbers for each public college and university today, and Snow’s upward trend continues. In comparing current numbers to last year, the number of students increased by 239 (headcount), for a net increase of 4.68%. The total headcount is 5,350. Students attending fulltime, which is defined as 15 credit hours, also saw a percentage increase of 3.20%, or 125 students (totaling 4,034). This year also boasts the largest continuing student class Snow College has seen to date. Continuing student is defined as those students who matriculate each subsequent semester without taking off a term. Snow saw 1,653 continuing students this fall, which is 84 more than last year. “We are pleased to see more

students choosing Snow and the great opportunities here for them. This is a tribute to our quality faculty and staff who care about students’ success and well-being,” said President Gary Carlston. Another area of significant growth is the number of high school students utilizing IVC and face-to-face classes to get a jump start on their Snow College education. There are currently 1,631 high school students taking classes through Snow. This is 221 more students than were seen last year. Academic Affairs Vice President Steve Hood said, “We appreciate our faculty who have worked diligently to incorporate new teaching techniques and provide opportunities to students throughout the state. We also appreciate members of the legislature who saw the need for increased access opportunities and helped fund the concurrent enrollment expansion program.” —Snow College

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How to Have a Safe Rifle Hunt

SOUTHERN UTAH Utah's most popular hunt, the general rifle buck deer hunt, begins Oct. 22, 2016. Being prepared, before the hunt starts, is the key to having a successful deer hunt. If you're one of the lucky hunters who has a permit for the hunt, getting prepared now — by gathering materials and gaining knowledge — is the key to a safe and successful experience. And while taking a deer is usually the highlight of any deer hunt, make sure you take advantage of all the experiences deer hunting offers. There's more to deer hunting than taking a deer. Being in the mountains with your family and friends, enjoying the beautiful fall scenery and seeing the variety of wildlife that live in Utah can make any deer hunt a memorable experience. Here are some tips for a safe and enjoyable hunt: Personal preparation Be familiar with the area you're going to hunt. If possible, scout the area before the hunt. Scouting before the hunt is vital. You need to know the conditions in the area and how deer are responding to those conditions. The better you know the area, the better chance you'll have of taking a buck. Put a survival kit together. The kit should include: a small first aid kit, three ways to make a fire (e.g. matches, a cigarette lighter, fire starters), quick-energy snack foods, a cord or rope, a compass or Global Positioning System unit, a flashlight, an extra knife, a small pad of paper and a pencil (if you become lost, you can leave information at your last location about yourself and the direction you're traveling). Preparing your firearm Be as familiar as possible with your firearm. Know how to load and unload it, and where the safety is and how to operate it. Make sure the barrel of your firearm doesn't have any obstructions in it. Make sure you have the correct am-

munition for your firearm. isit a shooting range, and sight in your firearm. When you sight in your firearm, make sure you use the same ammunition you'll use during the hunt. A list of shooting ranges in Utah is available on our website. You can also get the list by Photo by brent stettler visiting and Being prepared, before the hunt starts, is the key to having a successful typing the words deer hunt. Use a sharp knife. A sharp build a fire, even if it isn't cold. "shooting cenknife cuts better than a dull Having a warm fire to sit by has ters" into the search box. knife and is safer to use. Cut a soothing effect. It will help Firearm safety Never carry a loaded fire- away from you. Never bring a you relax and think clearly. After calming down, try arm in your vehicle. Treat every knife blade towards you while to get your bearings and think firearm like it's loaded. Always cutting. Your physical well-being, your way out of the situation. control the muzzle of your firearm. Never let the muzzle point know your physical limitations, If you think you know the diat anything you don't intend to and don't exceed them. Prepare rection you need to travel, get shoot. And make sure you don't yourself for weather changes the pad of paper and pencil out accidently point the muzzle at by dressing in layers. Dressing of your survival kit, and leave a yourself. Keep your finger off in layers allows you to regu- note at your location. Indicate the trigger until your sights are late your body temperature by on the note who you are and on the target. Be sure of your adding or removing clothes as the direction you're traveling. needed. Drink plenty of water, If you find other hunters, don't target and what's beyond it. no matter how cold it is. You be embarrassed to ask them for Vehicle preparation Make sure your vehicle can still become dehydrated help and directions. If you don't know which is in good mechanical condi- in cold weather. Hypothermia tion. Carry a shovel, an ax, (the loss of body temperature) direction you should travel, tire chains, jumper cables and can occur in temperatures as stay at your camp. If possible, build a shelter several hours bea tow chain in your vehicle. warm as 50 degrees. Be aware of the signs of fore sundown. Build a smoky If you experience mechanical problems with your vehicle or hypothermia. Some of the first fire (this type of fire can be you get snowed in, stay with signs are violent shivering, spotted from the air) or build stumbling or becoming disori- three fires (a distress signal that your vehicle — don't leave it. Before leaving on your ented. If you notice these signs, can also be spotted from the trip, let someone know where sit down immediately and build air). Remaining at your camp you're going and when you ex- a fire. Get yourself warm and is usually a good option. You dry as fast as you can. pect to return. Frostbite. If you're hunt- can live without food and water While in the field, Never hunt alone. Wear proper safety ing in cold weather, watch for for several days. Alcohol and firearms don't clothing: 400 square inches of signs that you're getting frosthunter orange on your back, bite. White spots on your skin mix! Do not handle a firearm if chest and head. This is the min- are the first sign. Check your imum amount that's required. face, feet and hands regularly. you've been drinking alcohol. Do not give alcohol to Hunter orange helps you stand You'll notice the first signs of out to other hunters, though, so frostbite on your face sooner if someone who's cold. Instead we recommend that you wear you're hunting with a compan- of warming the person, alcohol will actually make them colder. ion who can alert you. even more. —Division of If you get lost Field dressing your aniWildlife Resources Don't panic. Sit down and mal.

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LegaL Notices PUBLIC NOTICE GARFIELD COUNTY Please take notice that the Garfield County Commission has scheduled a public hearing on Monday October 25th, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. in the Garfield County Courthouse, 55 South Main, Panguitch, Utah, to receive public comment regarding the following: PANGUITCH LAKE RESORT AMENDED PROPERTY BOUNDARY: BEGINNING AT A POINT S87°10'18''E 1315.24 FEET ALONG THE SOUTH SECTION LINE OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 7 WEST, SALT LAKE BASE AND MERIDIAN, AND N01°25'25''E 1645.59 FEET ALONG THE WEST 1/16 LINE FROM THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 4, SAID POINT ALSO BEING ON THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF LAKE FRONT ESTATES SUBDIVISION PHASE 1; THENCE DEPARTING SAID SUBDIVISION BOUNDARY RUNNING N01°25'25"E ALONG SAID WEST LINE 350.97 FEET; THENCE S88°03'23"E 127.46 FEET; THENCE S87°34'56"E 73.00 FEET; THENCE S87°54'49"E 128.51 FEET; THENCE S02°10'28"W 23.91 FEET; THENCE N89°01'57"E 99.96 FEET; THENCE N02°06'41"E 35.38 FEET; THENCE N88°54'31"E 100.00 FEET; THENCE N01°43'41E 80.00 FEET; THENCE S88°54'31"W 200.00 FEET; THENCE N01°43'41"E 21.75 FEET; THENCE N88°54'31"E 100.02 FEET; THENCE N01°22'21"E 170.77 FEET; THENCE S89°26'31"W 100.62 FEET; THENCE N02°06'59"E 33.61 FEET; THENCE N88°16'20"W 111.60 FEET;THENCE S01°17'28"W 37.34 FEET; THENCE S42°52'02W 165.08 FEET; THENCE N89°12'20"W 108.40 FEET TO A POINT ON THE WEST LINE OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 4; THENCe N01°25'25"E ALONG SAID WEST LINE, 316.24 FEET; THENCE DEPARTING SAID WEST LINE RUNNING S82°16'50"E 122.59 FEET; THENCE S63°36'31"E 184.05 FEET; THENCE S81°37'24"E 140.40 FEET; THENCE S78°14'14"E 191.19 FEET; THENCE N62°07'01"E 130.14 FEET; THENCE N68°36'39"E 174.24 FEET TO A POINT ON THE EASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF LAKE SHORE DRIVE; THENCE ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE THE FOLLOWING FOUR (4) COURSES: S02°09'48E 671.00 FEET; THENCE N87°51'22"E 7.75 FEET; THENCE S02°08'38"E 121.31 FEET; THENCE S02°08'23"E 28.65 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF LAKE FRONT ESTATES SUBDIVISION, PHASE 1; THENCE ALONG SAID SUBDIVISION BOUNDARY THE FOLLOWING THREE (3) COURSES: S89°00'00"W 609.91 FEET; THENCE N01°23'30"E 41.80 FEET; THENCE N87°32'47"W 333.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. CONTAINS 13.3190 ACRES. Published in The Wayne and Garfield County Insider on OCTOBER 13 & 20, 2016




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PUBLIC NOTICE PAUNSAUGUNT CLIFFS SPECIAL SERVICE DISTRICT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Paunsaugunt Cliffs Special Service District is seeking to place a lien on the properties of FREDERICK HOCKENJOWS JR. for Lots 19 and 20, located in Garfield County, State of Utah, for unpaid fees in the amount of $4,464.62. Should Mr. Hoceknjows Jr. fail to contact the Special Service District by November 15, 2016 the lien shall be placed on these properties. DATED this 12 day of October, 2016. BARRY L. HUNTINGTON, Attorney for the District (this notice is an attempt to collect a debt and any information gathered therefrom will be used for that purpose). Kerri Justus, Clerk Published in The Wayne and Garfield County Insider on OCTOBER 20 & 27, 2016

PUBLIC NOTICE GARFIELD COUNTY Please take notice that the Garfield County Commission has scheduled a public hearing on Monday October 25th, 2016, at 10:45 a.m. in the Garfield County Courthouse, 55 South Main, Panguitch, Utah, to receive public comment regarding the following: ZONE CHANGE FROM RESIDENTIAL TO COMMERCIAL PROPERTY BOUNDARY: BEGINNING AT A POINT WHICH IS NORTH 22°18'00" WEST 500.54 FEET FROM THE SOUTH QUARTER CORNER OF SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 5 WEST, SALT LAKE BASE AND MERIDIAN AND RUNNING THENCE SOUTH 146.00 FEET; THENCE WEST 750.89 FEET; THENCE NORTH 243.00 FEET; THENCE WEST 194.19 FEET; THENCE NORTH 168.50 FEET; THENCE EAST 194.19 FEET; THENCE NORTH 543.00 FEET MORE OR LESS TO THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF US HIGHWAY 89; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG SAID RIGHTOF-WAY TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Published in The Wayne and Garfield County Insider on OCTOBER 13 & 20, 2016

NOTICE TO WAYNE COUNTY VOTERS Wayne County is administering the November 8, 2016 General Election by mail. This means that there will be no regular polling places on Election Day. However, an Election Day Vote Center will be open Election Day from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Wayne County Clerk's office, 18 South Main, Loa, for anyone that wants to surrender their paper ballot and vote on an electronic voting machine. All eligible voters were mailed a ballot on October 18th. If you do not receive your ballot by Monday October 24th, please contact the County Clerk’s Office at 435-836-1300. After voting, you may return your ballot in the following ways: 1. Mail your ballot. It must be postmarked no later than November 7, 2016. 2. Drop Off your ballot at the Wayne County Clerk's Office, 18 South Main, Loa, before 8:00 p.m. on November 8, 2016. You may register to vote in-person at the Wayne County Clerk’s Office until Tuesday November 1, 2016. Direct any comments or questions to the Wayne County Clerk at 435-836-1300 or by email at

SCHOOL RECORDS DESTRUCTION NOTICE GARFIELD COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT As required by federal regulations, Garfield County School District is hereby providing notice that all student Special Education files (including IEP’s, student evaluation data, eligibility determinations, written notices, and written consent forms) for students born in 1996 or before, will be destroyed after October 31, 2016. If you had a child or were a student born in 1996 or before, who was identified as a student with a disability and would like to secure those special education records, please contact the GCSD office at (435) 676-8821 before October 31, 2016. When retrieving those records, you will need to provide a valid form of identification before they will be released to you. If you have further questions, please contact Chris Kupfer, Federal Programs Director at (435) 676-1313 or email: chris@ Published in The Wayne and Garfield County Insider on OCTOBER 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2016 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 Box 146300, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6300, or by hand delivery to a Division office during normal business hours ON OR BEFORE NOVEMBER 16, 2016. Please visit or call (801)-538-7240 for additional information. NEW APPLICATION(S) 97-2411 (A80731): Eva Moore propose(s) using 1.73 acft. from groundwater (Lot 2 Smith Subdivision) for IRRIGATION; STOCKWATERING; DOMESTIC. CHANGE APPLICATION(S) 61-3068(a42039): Cameron Family Properties, LLC propose(s) using 1.0 ac-ft. from groundwater (SW of Panguitch) for IRRIGATION. 61-3087(a42048): State of Utah, School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration propose(s) using 0.003 cfs or 1.378 ac-ft. from groundwater (4.5 miles south of Hatch) for STOCKWATERING. 61-3085(a42067): Cathey Trust propose(s) using 0.0082 cfs or 1.0 ac-ft. from groundwater (3 miles SE of Panguitch) for IRRIGATION. EXTENSION(S) 97-1901 (A50613aa): Ticaboo Electric Improvement District is/are filing an extension for 1.0 cfs. From groundwater (Ticaboo Townsite) for MUNICIPAL: In Ticaboo Special Service District No. 1. Kent L. Jones, P.E. STATE ENGINEER Published in The Wayne and Garfield County Insider on OCTOBER 20 & 27, 2016

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Fishlake National Forest Receives Field Trip Grant


The leaves are turning on the mountains of the Fishlake National Forest. This is a perfect time to get our children out into the Parks, Monuments and recreation areas. LOA – The Fremont River est Service is part of the effort have an opportunity to explore Ranger District is one of 186 and will leverage existing pro- and experience hands-on learnfederal sites selected to receive grams and partnerships to help ing in numerous disciplines ina 2015 field trip grant from the make the program a success. cluding archeology, fire ecology, National Park Foundation, the "The Every Kid in a Park fisheries, forest investigations, official charity of America’s initiative will help plant seeds of geology, minerals, range, safety, national parks. The Fish Lake knowledge, respect and under- timber and wildlife. Science Camp will help con- standing of the natural world into “We are grateful to the Nanect 4th graders to public lands the minds and hearts of children. tional Park Foundation for this in their own backyard, enhance Cultivating a generation of chil- grant and the Wayne School hands on learning opportunities dren who understand the impor- District for supporting this activand foster lifelong connections tance of natural resources, like ity. We also appreciate the staff to our nation’s land, water and those so plentiful in our Nation's from other federal, state and lowildlife. This grant, part of the forests and grasslands, will con- cal agencies who participate with Foundation’s Open Outdoors tinue the Forest Service's legacy the Fishlake National Forest in for Kids Program, supports the to manage the land for the 'great- providing this outdoor experiWhite House youth initiative est good for the greatest number ence for our youth,” stated Kurt Every Kid in a Park. in the long run,’” stated U.S. For- Robins, District Ranger of the “This initiative's goal is to est Service Chief Tom Tidwell. Fremont River Ranger District. get all fourth graders onto public This grant will provide “I think we all learn a lot and lands, whether they are man- transportation of 4th graders have a great time in the outdoors aged by the Forest Service or from Wayne School District to together!” other federal agencies. The For- Fish Lake where students will —Fishlake National Forest

phone service. If we have good internet, cell phone service, then we can have opportunity,” said Taylor. Cox noted that while many rural areas suffer from what is called a “brain drain” when young people move away, that this can also be turned into a “brain gain” as young people can go off to learn new skills and bring them back to the community in the way of new business and job skills. On the subject of improving education, Cox said that Garfield County’s voted local levy, which passed several years ago—and which he said the county commission did not support at the time because they viewed it as a tax—has been extremely important for the schools and because of this funding, the school district will be able to replace three elemen-

tary schools which is considered necessary for safety reasons. He said that in the end there was no additional tax burden on citizens due to the retirement of some local bonds, and that as a commissioner he would continue to be vigilant in looking for and supporting these kinds of funding opportunities on behalf of education in the county. On the same subject, of education, Jerry Taylor said, “I would let the school board run the schools in Garfield County, and look to the creation of jobs for people to be able to attend our schools.” He said that he feels the need to create jobs and a tax base and opportunities for families to be here. “I would try to create a science center. Instead of taking our dinosaurs and hauling them out of here we should be keeping them here. We’ve been told that we can’t do that because we need a climate controlled room. But we can do

that here,” said Taylor. In closing, Steve Cox said, “I think I bring some skills that help deal with the variety of issues that we get in this county. My solution is to not always just fight but to be in the room with a lot of different people and get along. As a commissioner, I guarantee you I will listen and take the time to show respect.” Jerry Taylor said that, “As your county commissioner I want to develop a county that you will want to be. I want to make sure we have jobs and opportunities for your children, our grandchildren. I’ve often said, ‘If not us now, who…when’. We need to create Garfield County as a place we all can call home, and we all can love.” Two additional commissioner election forums were held in Tropic on October 12, and in Panguitch on October 14. —Insider

PANGUITCH - The Southwest Utah Public Health Department (SWUPHD) will be holding its annual Flu Shoot-Out in Panguitch on Thursday, October 20th (11am to 3pm) at the fire station. This event will prepare residents for flu (influenza) season and allow the SWUPHD and community partners to practice disease outbreak response plans. It is currently recom-

mended that everyone over six months of age get immunized against the flu; although young children, pregnant women, people over 65 years of age, and anyone with chronic health problems are especially encouraged to do so. Flu activity varies each year, often starting in the fall and peaking in late winter. The "Shoot-Out" offers a quick, convenient, and inexpensive way to get vaccinated

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