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Thursday, October 24, 2013 • Issue # 1019

High School Student Discovers Skeleton of Baby Dinosaur on GSENM CLAREMONT, CALIF. A chance find by a high school student led to the youngest, smallest and most complete fossil skeleton yet known from the iconic tube-crested dinosaur Parasaurolophus. The discovery, announced today by the Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology at The Webb Schools, shows that the prehistoric plant-eater sprouted its strange headgear before it celebrated its first birthday. Three-dimensional scans of nearly the entire fossil are freely available online, making this the most digitally-accessible dinosaur to date. The fossil skeleton was

discovered in 2009 by high school student Kevin Terris, within Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah. Incredibly, the specimen was missed by two professional paleontologists, who walked within several feet of the exposed bones days prior to the discovery. “At first I was interested in seeing what the initial piece of bone sticking out of the rock was,” commented Terris. “When we exposed the skull, I was ecstatic!” Excavation and subsequent cleaning of the fossil, nicknamed “Joe” after a long-time supporter of Baby Dinosaur Cont’d on page 3

Ward Roylance and Friends of Entrada Awards Photos: Jen Howe

Above left: “Oh, hi Don...Don?” Cache Valley Bank’s scarecrow entry takes a break from his regular duties to greet passers-by with a friendly smile and some bags of money. Above right: Across the street, visitors to the Wayne County Courthouse are greeted by an escaped jailbird. More than 60 scarecrows are dotting Wayne County, and hopefully many will remain ‘til Halloween.

Seedy, Sophisticated, Scary & Sweet ...

Some Interesting New Characters Have Occupied Wayne County During the Harvest Time Scarecrow Festival by Ann Torrence Photos: Annette Lamb

Above left: Steve Lutz presents the Friends of Entrada award to Barry Scholl and the Scholl family. Steve Taylor (right) received Entrada’s Ward Roylance Award. TORREY - The Entrada Institute presented two awards at this year’s friendraiser event, held Saturday October 19th at the Cougar Ridge Ranch. The Entrada Institute’s Ward Roylance Award recognizes individuals and organizations that further public understanding and appreciation of the natural, historical, cultural, and scientific heritage of the Colorado Plateau. This year, local historian Steve Taylor of Fremont received this welldeserved recognition, the Ward Roylance Award. Steve Taylor is a local historian specializing in the early history of the Fremont River communities. Although he holds a Ph.D. in math and physics, spent forty years working in environmental management, and continues to do consulting, he returned to Wayne County where he was born and raised to focus on his passion for history. He is the sixth generation of his family to have lived in Rabbit Valley, with many of Wayne County’s first settlers being his direct ancestors. Mr. Taylor currently lives in Fremont on a small farm where he teaches a weekly history class in his home. He has been a speaker at Entrada’s Saturday Sunset series, the annual Heritage Starfest, and numerous other Wayne County events. This year, the Scholl family received the Friends of Entrada Award. Barry Scholl was the editor of Catalyst Magazine when he heard about Ward Roylance. Ward had a habit of writing grumpy letters to various newspapers about preserving the beauty of southern Utah

while making tourism a bigger focus of the economy. Barry traveled to Torrey to interview Ward at his home, (now the Robber’s Roost Bookstore). The two hit it off immediately and soon hatched a plan to start the Entrada Institute to bring culture, science, humanities and appreciation of the Colorado Plateau to the residents of and visitors to Wayne County. With the assistance of several other Wayne County enthusiasts, the fledgling organization began offering hikes and talks often led by Barry or Ward or their wide variety of contacts. But within two years, Ward and his wife were dead and his plan to provide a home for Entrada was incomplete. Barry and Tiffany Scholl along with Barry’s sister, Laura, and another partner stepped in to purchase the property and establish it as a home for Entrada and a haven for creative thought, nature, music and good coffee. Over the years it has become hard for many people to tell the difference between Robbers Roost and the Entrada Institute, but the bookstore is totally owned by the Scholls. Entrada owns a small shed and the stage on the Robber’s Roost grounds. Barry continues to serve on the Entrada Board, and the Scholls have generously supported the Entrada Institute in every way possible. There likely would be no Summer Sunset Series of events, no Bernice Scholl Entrada Scholarship at Wayne High, and Wayne County would be a poorer place without Entrada and the Scholls. —The Entrada Institute

REGIONAL Weather forecast Thurs. Oct 24 - Wed Oct. 30 Highs in the low to mid 60s Thursday through Sunday, then getting colder on Monday through Wednesday with highs in the mid to low 50s. Partly cloudy all week. Lows hovering around freezing through the weekend and then colder, moving into the high 20s on Monday. Winds also picking up early in the week with Monday the windiest, possibly up to 17mph.

WAYNE CO. - Over 60 scarecrows flapped their strawstuffed limbs in the Wayne County breeze last week. Organizers of the first ever Harvest Time Scarecrow Festival were elated by the enthusiastic participation from the community. There was just one setback: there were too many awesome scarecrows for the team to select an outright winner. “We are sorry, but we are a victim of our own success. How can you possibly choose between the wonderful cross section of colorful, funny, scary and creative scarecrows that popped up in Wayne County on the week of October 12th? We can’t,” said Carol Gnade, Presi-

dent of the Entrada Institute. New scarecrows popped up across the valley throughout the week-long event. “A dad called me on the phone after taking his daughter out to look at the scarecrows. They get home and the daughter said, ‘What’s wrong with us Dad…. why don’t we have a scarecrow?’” Gnade recounted. The father called the festival committee, asked to be added to the list and the famiily had built one by morning. Scarecrow-makers took inspiration from their businesses, even their owners. Penny Torgerson at Royal’s Food Town said that their scarecrow “Hilda” is pushing a shopping

cart full of items and photographs selected to represent the store’s proprietor, Joe Hiskey. “Have you noticed that some of the scarecrows actually look like the owner of the business or the president of a bank?” Gnade pointed out. About 30 kids participated in the youth event at the Robber’s Roost Bookstore on October 12, where they, made crafts and showed off their creations in a pumpkin-carving contest. Mary Sorensen from 4H for bringing Charity Faddis and doing a great job with face painting. The scarecrows aren’t going away quickly: some businesses plan to display their

scarecrows until Halloween. And plans are already being made for the 2014 festival, with additional events and even more scarecrows “Next year we will have a captain in each town who will help with additional festival ideas and implementation,” said Gnade. Volunteers for the committee can sign-up by emailing her at carolgnade@ As for the future contests, the organizers are delegating the difficult job of selecting the winners. Gnade said, “Next year it’s going to be ‘people’s choice awards.’” More scarecrow photos on page 11.

Escalante Canyons Marathon:

Fast Becoming A New Tradition by Mary Parkin BOULDER/ESCALANTE - Beginning at sunrise on October 12th, the second annual Escalante Canyons Marathon and its companion 10-mile race drew 80 runners intent on conquering the rugged terrain between Boulder and Escalante. From anxious anticipation at the start lines to elated smiles at the finish, these runners crossed the Hogs Back, ran down to the Escalante River, ran up the switchback to Head of the Rocks, and eased toward the finish across the high range country backed by the Straight Cliffs. Someone must be living right, because a sunny race morning dawned once again between two stormy days. For the runners, this just reinforced Fox News’ recent recognition of Scenic Byway 12 as the “second most beautiful high-

Gregory Patrick Hayes, Desert Action Images

way in the world.” Several racers from last year returned to run again, including the overall winner of the inaugural marathon, Gary Krugger from Flagstaff, Arizona. Although Gary ran a little slower than last year, he won the event by a long shot. In general, this year’s races were

slightly slower-paced than last year’s, due, perhaps, to warmer temperatures. Other top finishers in the marathon included Riccardo Tortini from Houghton, Michigan, and Jedediah Kowalski from Murray. The women’s winners were Caroline Milleson of Salt Lake City, Jac-


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qualynn Gordon of Encinitas, California, and our top local finisher, Halley Pollock from Bryce City. Cody Adamson from Lehi, Escalante’s Kimberly Dolatta, and Allessandro Zanazzi from Provo were the winners of the 10-mile race. Kim, who was the only woman to place in the top three in either race, deserves special recognition. Other local runners included Alberto Vasquez of Panguitch, Krystal Porter of Escalante, and Zornitsa Bozhinova of Bryce. Congratulations to these hometown heros! Everyone who ran these races accomplished something amazing. The marathon course is among the most difficult in the country, and the

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October 24, 2013

Government Shutdown Ends WAYNE and GARFIELD COUNTIES - Furloughed federal government employees in the area returned to work last week as Congress finally passed a bill funding government operations and extended the federal debt limit to provide for the government’s continued functioning. The government reopened on Oct. 17 after nearly a twoand-a-half week shutdown and congressional impasse that brought chaos to the area’s tourism industry when national parks abruptly closed on Oct. 1, leaving visitors from around the world in limbo. Efforts springing from the work of seven Utah counties and Utah Gov. Gary Herbert had led to a temporary reopening of the parks Oct. 11, funded with a $1.67 million appropriation from the state paid to the U.S. Department of the Interior. Commissioners from those counties had met in St. George the previous Monday, expressing serious concern over the effects of the shutdown on the region’s economy. Four of those counties had declared states of emergency due to the national park closures. As a recognition of the importance of the national parks to the local economies, the State of Utah, with support from the county commissions worked a deal with the Department of the Interior to reopen the parks.

Repayment of the $1.67 million will require action from Congress. The shutdown had a big effect on local residents, ranging from the many furloughed federal employees to concerns about programs such as food stamps, Women and Infant Children and other federally administered programs designed to help the poor. Some businesses in Escalante and Boulder reported brisk business from the many tourists unable to visit the national parks, although other businesses clearly suffered due to the closures. The concessions at Bullfrog, for instance, almost completely shut down, and a locked up hotel and restaurant along with numerous cancelled reservations had a serious impact on business in spite of the eventual reopening of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Other businesses, like Ruby’s Inn outside Bryce Canyon NP, were preparing to shut down when the state-sponsored reopening occurred, creating numerous issues with food suppliers and other purveyors of hospitality industry goods. Cancelled reservations and tour groups affected a variety of outfitters, motels, restaurants and other tourismdependent businesses. —Bob Phillips

Firewood Permits Now Available from the Dixie National Forest CEDAR CITY – Now that the partial government shutdown has ended, the Dixie National Forest is able to sell firewood permits again to the public. Firewood permits are issued in a series of half-cord tags. The minimum purchase price is $20. This package includes four half-cord tags, for a total of 2 cords. Additional half-cord tags can be purchased for $5 each. Firewood permits are available at all Dixie National Forest Offices (St. George, Cedar City, Panguitch, and Escalante), and are valid through the end of the 2013 calendar year. Special regulations dictate what types of trees and tree size (diameter at the stump) can be cut in different areas of the forest. For instance, on the Powell Ranger District it is not legal to cut oak. On the Pine Valley, Cedar City, and Escalante Ranger Districts oak can be cut. These regulations are provided with the purchase of a permit. Tags, which come with the permit, should be attached to the load before transporting the firewood. Stumps left after cutting should be no higher than 12 inches in height. Slash

created from cutting should be left no deeper than 24 inches. Firewood may be collected anywhere on the Dixie National Forest except in the following areas: • Areas posted or identified as closed on a map that is provided with the permit • Marked timber sales • Administrative sites • Campgrounds • Picnic grounds Motorized vehicle travel off designated system roads for the purpose of firewood gathering is limited to 150 feet unless otherwise designated in the firewood permit. It is highly recommended that an official Motorized Vehicle Use Map (Travel Map) is carried with the firewood permit. These complimentary maps are available at all ranger district offices. To limit damage to the forest road system, please do not drive on muddy roads. If you need suggestions on where to cut, please call or visit your local Forest Service office. For more information, contact the Dixie National Forest at (435) 865-3700. —U.S. Forest Service

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Loch Wade gave a lecture on ice storage and natural refrigeration during the Boulder Harvest Festival Friday, providing numerous details on the nature of evaporative cooling and various ways of using that process in lieu of electrified refrigeration.

Boulder Harvest Festival BOULDER - A variety of old-time skills and a distinctly old-fashioned community atmosphere were on display last Friday in Boulder at the annual Harvest Festival, where the teaching of traditional crafts and methods mixed with local food, music and discussion. Local residents presented information on everything from ice storage and natural refrigeration to chicken farming and knife sharpening, as scores of locals and visitors enjoyed brilliant fall sunshine and blue skies at the Red House Farm. The day’s activities included presentations on beekeeping, chicken farming, ice cream making, goat milk soap making, the use of natural bacteria and mushroom spores to increase soil fertility, and various other skills. The annual festival is sponsored by the Boulder Heritage Skills Foundation. —Bob Phillips

UT Ranchers Giving Cows to Devastated South Dakota Ranchers MOUNTAIN HOME, UTAH - South Dakota ranchers and farmers who lost 100,000 head of cattle in winter storm Atlas are getting some help from ranchers in Utah and other states. Rancher Guy Thayne from Mountain Home, Utah is leading an effort to send cows to South Dakota. He says there are commitments in place from within the state to donate about 150 animals. Thayne adds ranchers coming together across the U.S. can make South Dakota whole again. “That everyone that owned a herd of cows would give one - and if that were the case, even in the West, we could replace a good lot of those cows for them,” he says. Thayne is working with Montana rancher Ty Linger, who founded Heifers for

South Dakota. Heifers are needed, as well as volunteers and cash to get the cattle to those who need recovery help the most. Thayne is calling on ranchers to send their best animals. “We want them to give the best they got,” he says. “That’s what I did, and hopefully others will do the same thing. We want good-quality cows.” Thayne says the cows being given to South Dakota ranchers are valued at up to $1,800 per head. Volunteers are available statewide to coordinate animal transportation, and all donations are tax deductible. Details at or you can call Guy Thayne at 435-454-3657. —Troy Wilde, Utah News Connection


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Fall Farmer’s Market this Saturday at the Escalante Mercantile Patio from 10 AM until noon. Winter Squash varieties, Indian Corn, Kale, and lots more. Thank you for supporting the Escalante Farmer’s Market

Tropic Town Meet the Candidate Night Friday, October 25, 2013 Heritage Center 7pm

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

Candidates will be available to answer questions and address your concerns WaLon Brinkerhoff * Mayor Jeanne Shakespeare * Mayor Jason Bybee * Council Member Sara Syrett * Council Member


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Friday, October 25

Wednesday, October 30

n Wayne Athletics Pumpkin Run n Tropic Town Candidates Night @7pm

n Bryce Valley Haunted Train 7-9pm

Saturday, October 26

n Hanksville Turkey Shoot

n Escalante Farmers Market at Escalante Mercantile 10am - noon

Saturday, November 2

Wayne County Early Area History Classes by Steve Taylor will start at 1pm on November 1 at Steve Taylor’s home 830 East 200 South in Fremont Questions? Call 435-836-2747

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10-miler includes a significant uphill portion beginning right at the start line. Still, as every racer knows, running consists of simply putting one foot in front of the other, no matter how steep the road or bad the weather, until – miraculously – the finish line appears. Races consist of individual stories. Among many others: Paul Otterstrom, who added to Boulder’s Coombs family running tradition (his wife, Nola, was the women’s marathon winner last year); Dave Jensen of Cedar Hills, Utah, who returned from last year and plans to run the marathon every year using the same race number, and wants to recruit other runners he knows from around the world; Riccardo Tortini, who energetically ran 20 miles up and down North Creek the day after finishing second in the marathon (and who talked his parents and friends from Italy into participating in the races); Ken and David Ott, who ran fresh from the previous week’s St. George Marathon; and David Heaps of North Dakota, who, running alongside his siblings as they collectively came in last in the marathon, had enough energy at the finish line

to do a celebratory handstand and back flip! A hallmark of this race was the excellent pre-race dinner, characterized by fresh ingredients and home-cooking, at Escalante City Park. And for the cool evening, we had Jerry and Monica Taylor’s sculpted fire pits to warm everyone. Louise Barnes and Melani Torgersen are already thinking about next year’s dinner, and it will continue to be something we highlight. Please remember, this is a community event, and each year everyone is invited. A few runners this year needed medical attention, and the roaming EMTs and Garfield County Sheriff’s Incident Command headquarters quickly came to their assistance. Dehydration, overheating, and sore joints are inherent risks of longdistance races, as is running on the open road. The EMTs, the Garfield Sheriff’s Office, Utah Highway Patrol -- all those involved in keeping our runners safe -- are essential to this event and have our profound gratitude. Several runners commented that while they entered the race for the challenge of the course and the opportunity to run in this special landscape, it was the friendliness and spirit of our communities – and espe-

Page 3 cially our aid station volunteers -- that will bring them back in the future. Thanks are owed to many, including the dedicated race committee, each and every volunteer, those who ensured the runners’ safety, our valued sponsors, and the community leaders who offered their endorsement and support. Particular thanks go to Taylor Duthie, Miss Garfield Outstanding Teen, who presented a medal to each finisher. Taylor showed her character and mettle by staying at the finish line until the last finishers crossed, seven and a half-hours after starting. Her efforts were certainly recognized by the runners, with several telling us that having “Miss Escalante” hand out the medals was an especially nice touch! The Escalante Canyons Marathon and 10-miler will continue to take place each year on the second Saturday in October, with the proceeds going toward community projects in Escalante and Boulder. There will be new challenges as the number of runners increases, but we look forward to making the races even better next time around! Images of the Marathon and 10 Miler are available online at

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the Alf Museum whose family funded preparation of the fossil, revealed nearly the entire skeleton of a baby dinosaur measuring only six feet long when it died. Detailed study of the skeleton of “Joe” identified it as the most complete specimen yet known for Parasaurolophus (pronounced PAIR-uh-SOREAH-luf-us), a duck-billed (hadrosaurid) dinosaur that lived throughout western North America around 75 million years ago. The herbivore is notable for a long and hollow bony tube on the top of its skull, which scientists speculate was used like a trumpet to blast sound for communication, as well as a billboard for visual display. Although partial skulls and skeletons of fullgrown Parasaurolophus have been known for over 90 years, scientists previously knew little about how Parasaurolophus grew up. Intriguingly, the new fossil shows that baby Parasaurolophus had a low bump on top of its head, which only later morphed into the curved tube of adults. “Our baby Parasaurolophus is barely one-quarter of adult size, but it had already started growing its crest,” stated lead project scientist Andrew Farke, who is Augustyn Family Curator at the Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology. “This is surprising, because related dinosaurs didn’t sprout their ornamentation until they were at least half-grown. Parasaurolophus had to get an early start in order to form its unique headgear.” A sample of bone from the leg helped estimate the animal’s age at death. “Dinosaurs have yearly growth rings in their bone tissue, like trees. But we didn’t see even one ring. That means it grew to a quarter of adult size in less than a year,” commented co-author Sarah Werning of Stony Brook University. Although “Joe” was only six feet long and a year old, it would have grown to 25 feet in length as an adult. The fossil skeleton has yielded a world of previously unknown information about Parasaurolophus and its relatives. Medical scans documented the internal anatomy of the animal’s skull, allowing a reconstruction of its vocal capabilities. “If adult Parasaurolophus had ‘woofers,’ the babies had ‘tweeters.’ The short and small crest of baby ‘Joe’ shows that it may have had a much higher pitch to its call than did adults,” stated Andrew Farke. “Along with the visual differences, this might have helped animals living in the same area to figure out who was the big boss.”

The skeleton of the baby Parasaurolophus nicknamed “Joe.” Credit: Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology

An artist rendition of the baby Parasaurolophus. Credit: Tyler Keillor

An artist rendition of the head of the baby Parasaurolophus. Credit: Lukas Panzarin

Comparison of the size of the baby Parasaurolophus to adult Parasaurolophus, as well as an adult and baby human.

Credit: Scott Hartman, Matt Martyniuk, and Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology

Because of the broad importance of the fossil, researchers have made 3D digital scans of the entire fossil freely available on-line (links via Although portions of other dinosaur fossils have been scanned and distributed in this way before, this the first time that virtually an entire skeleton has been posted. This will allow scientists and the public alike unparalleled access to this fossil. The study describing the new fossil was published today in the open access scientific journal PeerJ (meaning that anyone can read and download the article for free, and without restrictions). Additionally, the specimen is now on exhibit at the Raymond M. Alf Museum

of Paleontology in Claremont, California. Researchers who co-authored the study include Andrew Farke (Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology, Claremont, California), Sarah Werning (University of California Museum of Paleontology, Berkeley, and Stony Brook University, New York), and high school students Derek Chok, Annisa Herrero, and Brandon Scolieri (The Webb Schools, Claremont, California). The fossil was collected under a permit from Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and the Bureau of Land Management, Utah. —The Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology

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School Notes Garfield County School District October 1 Count Every year on October 1st the District must submit to the Utah State Office of Education the number of students enrolled in each class. The State then funds the District on the weighted pupil unit for each student. The weighted pupil unit (WPU) is the basic source of funding for public education and accounts for about one-third of all school funding in the District. In the 2013 Legislative session, HB 2 set the WPU at $2,659 for special education and CTE (career and technology education) add-on programs and $2,899 for all other programs. If you average all of the available funding spent on students in the State of Utah in 2013 in all areas, it would total $6,212 per student. Utah spent less per student in elementary and secondary education than any other state in the nation. New York had the highest spending per student at $19,076. Despite the low spending, Utah continued to have above-average test scores in reading and math. Utah also has more than 90% of adults who have graduated from high school. The enrollment for the October 1st count for the 2013-2014 school year is as follows: School Name Antimony Boulder Bryce Valley Elem Escalante Elem Panguitch Elem Panguitch Middle Bryce Valley High Escalante High Panguitch High Total

2013-2014 Total K-12 19 8 154 80 260 74 131 71 133 930

2012-2013 Total K-12 14 7 153 71 271 74 139 83 134 948

Garfield School Board Declaration

As elected members of the Garfield County School Board, we would like to let our constituents know our view on the “Voted Local Levy”. Registered voters will soon vote on this important point. Please know, as Garfield County School Board members, we have been studying and reviewing the issue for over a year. Based on our findings, we believe a vote in favor of the Voted Local Levy is the best fiscally stable decision we can recommend to the tax payers. As a Board, we will use the money to replace dilapidating structures in the District. The Voted Local Levy will continue to improve educational opportunities for students throughout Garfield School District. We will continually strive to improve the education students receive in the District and the Voted Local Levy is a critical piece of the puzzle. Thank you for selecting us to be your representatives on the Garfield County School Board. If you have questions, please contact us anytime Ken Platt Board President 435-679-8686 Cheryl Cox Vice President 435-335-7550 Myron Cottam 435-826-4600 Melaney Draper 435-676-2041 Michael Savage 435-676-8361 —Superintendent Ben Dalton

PHS Notebook by Donnie Corwin

Three-Peat! Another Undefeated Season on the Books

The students and faculty of Panguitch High were all smiles and Bobcat pride on Monday morning, as they were quickly rushed into a celebratory assembly. The cause for celebration? The answer to that required no more than a quick glance at the shiny new state trophy that sat at the podium- front and center. After a triumphant and hard-working season, Coach Barney and the baseball team had returned from a weekend at UVU with another state title for PHS. This impressive achievement marks three consecutive years of state championship baseball victory, as well as two consecutive seasons as an undefeated team. Our proud coach himself mentioned the work ethic of the team, and also gave a shout out to Keldon Norris and Tyce Barney, who, along with being important members of the team, were both awarded Academic All-State for 1A baseball. As Miss Caine would say : “Wow guys, really!?” The baseball team’s impressive accomplishment was only one of many things for the proud members of PHS to celebrate this week. Working hard for a possible state title of their own, the volleyball girls met the Mustangs from Bryce Valley in a competitive game. The cross country team, while not competing this week, still put in a good week of practices to prepare for their state competition on the 23rd and hope to give a repeat performance of their success at Valley last week. Good luck is wished to both teams as they near the end of their seasons. The week ended in happy fashion as well, as students got to have a little vacation. Thursday(due to UEA) became a half-day, and Bobcats happily took an early lunch to enjoy a long weekend, with no school being held on friday due to UEA as well. The students can also rejoice in knowing that Monday is Harvest Day, and also grants a day free of school. Happy faces and eager hunters will be seen all around town, while the teachers of PHS use the time to catch up on grades as the end of the first quarter gets closer and closer. Donnie Corwin is a senior at Panguitch High School and serves as school historian.

Patchwork Elephant Shares Importance of Being Yourself Be Yourself! “There was once a herd of elephants. Elephants young, elephants old, elephants tall and short, fat and thin. All were different but all were happy and almost all were the same color. All except Elmer. Elmer was not elephant color. He was patchwork.” Ms. Davis’ 2nd grade class at Loa Elementary School has just finished an Elmer the Elephant unit.Loa Elementary second graders show off their patchwork elephants. Students read Elmer by David McKee and talked about the importance of being yourself even if that means being different. After reading other books in the Elmer series each child was able to create their own Patchwork Elmer. A big thank you to Mr. Scott Christensen of Boulder Innovations (Bicknell, UT) for donating the wood elephant cutouts. —MarJean Davis, 2nd grade teacher , Loa Elementary

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Escalante High School News EHS students have been busy this week. Tuesday was Neon Day! Those sporting neon shirts, pants, or hats were photographed at the Red Rocks. Watch our yearbook for those “bright” pics! The Criminal Justice class spent a period collecting fingerprints. Sounds serious, doesn’t it? (No crime scene. Just practice!) Mr. Fisher, their instructor, has a background in police procedures and is excited to help his students learn. They were able to pull prints from windows in the classroom. Mr. Fisher, you were identified!

Also this week, our volleyball team is preparing for the upcoming region tournament. Their last regular league game is this Wednesday, October 16th against the Milford Tigers. It is senior night for three of our team: Sarah Gardner, Shelby Steed, and Makayla Churilla. Students and fans have enjoyed cheering for them throughout the years. Good luck in the last home game and at region. Cross country region was held on Thursday, October 10th at the Mt. Carmel Golf Course. The weather was overcast, but spirits were

not. Two EHS runners qualified for the state championships. Larkin Brodie and Cort Durfey will participate at state. Congratulations to those two! The state event will be held Wednesday, October 23rd at Sugarhouse Park in Salt Lake City. Hundreds of competitors will race on an all-grass course that day. 1A-5A boys and girls race for the gold each year, comprising 10 separate races. The 1A girls will compete at 11:00 A.M., and the 1A boys will compete at noon. Good luck to our runners and the rest of Region 20. —Greg Allen

BVHS News by Vicki Syrett

We are looking for a reporter for the high school news. If any of you students would like to give it a try please let Rita in the office know and she can contact Vicki Syrett about it. Please someone come on and give it a try. We have had some very good ones in the past and we know there is someone who can do it. Thanks VS.

UPCOMING EVENTS FOR BVHS. . . • State Cross Country @ Sugarhouse Park Wednesday, October 23 • School Board @ Panguitch, Thursday, October 24 • End Quarter 1 Friday, October 25 • Region Volleyball @ Piute Friday, October 25 • State Volleyball @UVU October 30-31 • PTA HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL Thursday, October 31

Utah Students Statewide Tap Into Music Courses from Juilliard eLearning Utah Connections Academy, tuition-free public online school, provides premium music classes

SALT LAKE CITY – Imagine giving your child the chance to compose and record music through a virtual instrument with presentations and demonstrations shaped by faculty from the world-famous Juilliard School in New York City…all from the comfort of your home. Utah Connections Academy (UCA), a tuitionfree, fully accredited K-12 public online school, is offering students statewide the opportunity to take Juilliard eLearning courses through a unique collaboration formed between Connections Education (UCA’s parent company) and the worldfamous conservatory—free of charge. “Utah Connections Academy now provides an opportunity for students to explore the art of music anywhere there is an Internet connection,” said Linda Harless, Principal of Utah Connections Academy. In the 2013-14 school year, Utah Connections Academy expects to serve nearly 750 students statewide. Studies published by the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies have shown that students who engage in the arts throughout the school year are more successful academically. Playing an instrument has also been shown to reverse stress levels at the molecular level, according to studies conducted by Loma Linda University School of Medicine and Applied Biosystems (as published in the Feb. 2005 issue of Medical Science Monitor), which may help students learn and achieve optimally. Juilliard eLearning was recently named a winner of ComputED Gazette’s 18th Annual Education Software Review Awards (EDDIE Awards) for curriculum excellence in the Music/Fine Arts category. Connections Education was honored with a total of four EDDIE Awards for 2013. Four Juilliard eLearning music courses are currently available to UCA students, schools and districts: Experiencing Music— Students in grades K–2 are introduced to basic components of music in this course including melody and rhythm. Students will shape these components and explore their own voices through performing and composing beats, different rhythms, and melodies. In addition, students will use their critical listening skills to analyze music they see and hear as they participate in interactive experiences developed by The Juilliard School and Connections Education. Discovering Music—De-

signed for students in grades 3–5, this course teaches students fundamental musicianship skills from a WesternClassical approach. The course challenges students to develop their listening, analysis, performance, composition, and improvisation skills through studying standard repertoire pieces. Students also learn how to read music, are introduced to types of instruments and families of instruments, and introduced to music style periods. With audio, visual, and interactive technologies provided by both The Juilliard School and Connections Education, the course provides a unique and advanced learning experience for students in these grades. Exploring Music—Students in grades 6-8 will develop their appreciation for music as they hone their listening, notation, analysis, performance, and improvisation skills. Students gain an understanding of the different families of the orchestra and use the interactive instruments and tools in the course to apply their skills and compose their own music. The Juilliard School and Connections Education have created a dynamic, hands-on experience ideal for middle school students. Living Music—High school students study rhythm, beats, notation, and music history in this wide-ranging course. The relationships between different sections of the orchestra are explored, and students are exposed to the concepts of improvisation and composition. Students use sophisticated interactive tools,

including a virtual instrument and digital sampler created by Connections Education to arrange their own music. High school students come away from this course shaped by The Juilliard School, with a greater appreciation of music and a greater understanding of how the fundamental concepts of music are developed through Western-Classical history. Among the innovative and dynamic learning tools that bring music to life: Virtual Music Tools— Each course provides students with the chance to put their music instruction into practice by using virtual music tools. Students compose and record their own music, leading to greater appreciation and greater understanding. Virtual instruments available for students include a xylophone, piano, and violin, among others. Faculty Video Demonstrations—Students access videos featuring firsthand instruction from faculty and alumni from The Juilliard School and others demonstrating technique and discussing music theory. These videos are only available through the Juilliard eLearning courses. Student Performance Videos—Developed exclusively for Juilliard eLearning courses, these videos feature student performers explaining techniques, demonstrating instruments, and playing pieces in the repertoire. These videos bring the music study to life for students. —Utah Connections Academy

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The Wayne & Garfield County INSIDER

PHS Sports Sidelines by Mack Oetting

Lady Cats Show Their Stuff The Lady Cats went up against Bryce Valley and had a pretty easy time. The Lady Mustang’s are in a rebuilding year, with new coaches and have a lot of young players on their team. Tomorrow, Friday the 25th will be region at Piute, its not that far, come on up and show the Ladies your support. State will be held next week at UVU, the Cats will be playing in the Tournament hoping to improve on their 5th place finish last year. Yesterday, Wednesday the 23rd will the State Cross Country at Sugar House Park. The Lady Cats will be defending last year’s title. In my opinion, from the results of Region races they are a better team this year. The Boys with both sets of twins, (Norris and Andersons) really blazing the way. The boy have really improved since the 1st races, they hope to improve from their 2nd place finish last year. And again going off their region finish I think that their Coaches Danny and Jen can motivate both teams to do their best. Last week I left one my favorite young men off the Region Academic Team, Rowdy Miller. Rowdy is going a long way in life, with his hard work ethics. As the fall sports come to an end, the winter sports will be starting; boys and girls basketball and wrestling. It is not too late to get season tickets, come on in to the school, they are the only games in town.

Fourth Graders Enjoy “Utah Past and Present” Workshops The 4th graders in Garfield District and the Piute School Distric had a Marvelous two days of hands-on learning about Utah’s Past and Present from professionals in Southern Utah. Sixty-six students from Bryce Valley Elem., Panguitch Elem., and Antimony met at Bryce Valley on Sept. 18th and 19th to participate in 18 workshops. In Circleville, the students met at the Circleville Elementary School with Janetta Dalton overseeing the two day events for that school. Students through out Piute County were in attendance during this time which included Oscarson elementary in Marysville and Circleville Elementary. The students were very excited to learn about the Anasazi culture from Suzi Hough from Anasazi Indian State Park and the Fremont culture from Cindy Micheli from Capitol Reef National Park. As part of their cultural experience the students used an atlatl to throw a long dart/spear at a cardboard mammoth. Along with the atlatl Katie Pitts from Bryce Canyon Nat’l Park helped the students experience the roles of members in a tribe as they played a game. Flo Yearsley, from Fremont Indian State Park, brought live white bunnies for the students to hold as

she taught them about their importance to that extinct tribe. What we can learn from artifacts was discovered by the students as they met with Marian Jacklin from the Forest Service in Cedar City. The students made cordage bracelets with Benn Pikyavit from Pipe Springs Nat’l Monument. The pioneer culture was experienced through a presentation by Stephen Rudolph, also from Pipe Springs Nat’l Monument, as the students did math and decided what they would take in their wagon. Arta Hepworth helped the students hand stitch blocks together to piece a blanket. The students listened attentively while Dylan Hepworth taught about uniforms and weapons used by soldiers in the field today. Melanie Muir was the storyteller and she taught the students lessons through traditional native American stories. The students also did core studies in the Science area. They learned the uses of local plants from Kevin Heaton of the USU Extension Division from Panguitch. Weather Instruments and how weather affects fire was taught by Josey Muse from the Forest Service Escalante District. Aging rocks with fossils was taught by Katie Lodder from Bryce Canyon Nat’l Park.

A local artist and teacher of art, Irene Von Schock Brockdorff, brought a Fine Arts experience to the students with drawing and origami, paper folding a coyote head. They were totally engrossed in the project as they worked to get finished. The finished product was fascinating and well done by the students. Before the event was ended the students were treated to an Indian Taco lunch at Tropic Park prepared for them by their teachers and parent helpers. The authentic fry bread made by Arta Hepworth and the not so traditional chocolate rice krispies were a hit with everyone! In Circleville Arta taught the students to make Indian Fry Bread and they ate their experiments with delight and lots of honey butter. Yummy!! The 4th grade students want to thank all the presenters for the time they spent teaching them! It was a lot of FUN and something we’ll treasure about 4th grade! Also a huge thanks goes to Vicki Syrett, a retired teacher, for planning and organizing another Terrific Two Day Learning Experience about Utah’s Past and Present for our students! —Submitted by Mrs. Gayle Moore, teacher at B.V.E. and Vicki Syrett for Circleville.

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Sports Wayne Sports

by Bethany Lamb Last week boys baseball went to the state tournament. They did very well, but lost against Piute in a close game. Well done boys! This week is a big one. This week we’ve got region volleyball and state cross-country! The girls volleyball are entering the tournament ranked third from our region. This will take place at Piute High School. Good luck ladies! Cross country coach Sarah Taylor has provided us with an overview of the cross-country’s team’s season. The Wayne High boys’ and girls’ cross-country teams are having a fine 2013 season. The boys’ team has seen many improvements and successes throughout the season. With the addition of three freshman (Clayton Van Dyke, Dal Nelson, and Cody Brittain), we have had a complete boys’ team at nearly every meet. We look forward to seeing this young team gain confidence and strength for seasons to come. Boys’ team members: Riley Cook, Brogan Reynolds, Brandon Oyler, Andrew Faddis, Clayton Van Dyke, Dal Nelson, and Cody Brittain The girls’ team has been running consistently well--winning five of their seven regular-season meets, and placing second at the Region 20 championship race. The girls’ team has been spending the last week getting mentally and physically ready for the 1A State Championships at Sugarhouse Park next Wednesday, October 23rd (@ 11:00). It looks to be an exciting race as the girls run against some good teams from Region 20 and others throughout the state. Girls’ team members: Catrina Johnson, Clarissa Johnson, Maggie Ellett, Brooke Barney, Hannah Ellett, Carlie Chappell, Breeanna Brown, Tesson Simmons, Kassidy Ellett, Kailee Blackburn, Sami Knutson, and Rebecca Oyler. Preceding the varsity race at each meet, most schools also have a junior varsity team that competes by running a 1.5 mile race. Wayne Middle School represented itself well through the efforts of several Wolverine athletes: West Saunders, Hailey Snedegar, Vanessa Barlow, Kylie Knutson, and Brynnli Nelson. Go on down and support our sports teams at their tournaments. Good luck! Badgers #1!

PANGUITCH 4 YEAR CITY COUNCIL POSITION Cindy Michelli from Capitol Reef NP is the instructor with these students and the atlatl.

MACK OETTING I have served as a Panguitch City Councilperson before and I feel that experience will help me perform the duties of this position more effectively if elected.. I am retired and have the time to serve on committees, attend meetings, and represent Panguitch when the occasion arises. I am very active in the community with my volunteer efforts, I have been honored by being named volunteer of the year in Garfield County, 2012.

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At last years primary, a survey was conducted by the City to see if there was any interest in a community swimming pool due to the closure of the High School pool. The results indicated that almost a 4 to 1vote in favor of looking into the feasibility of building a pool, I agree with the majority. If we have a swimming pool around 500 kids in our area will have an opportunity to learn to swim. It will also be available to many of our people who use swimming in their exercise programs. It would be an asset for the motels in town, for their guest, so they can compete with the bigger resorts that have pools in our area. If elected to the city council I will make a community swimming pool a priority. I will do what I can to bring the information of the cost of the pool to the public so it can be voted on by the Panguitch citizens. The City Council is a very important elected position because the City Council person is accessible to each of you. I will take this position very serious if elected and I will work hard to leave the position better than when I got there. I would appreciate your vote. This is a vote by mail election, please don’t take it lightly. Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, commenting on the criticism of him stated, “If you do something, somebody’s going to like it and somebody is not going to like it. And if you do nothing, nobody will criticize you, but wouldn’t that be a terrible life?” Please mail in that ballot: Mack Oetting

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Last Thursday we had the Great Shoot Out at the Fire ESCALANTE - Velma Porter Boulter, age 95, of EscalanHouse, where over 300 folks te, passed at the Garfield Memorial Hospital in Panguitch, on came by and got their flu shots. Tuesday morning, October 15, 2013. There were plenty of volunteers Velma was born June 11, 1918 in Escalante to Roland Porwilling to help out with this ter and Mina Haws. She was the oldest of eight and is survived endeavor and everything went by brothers Vergean and Bobby with sisters Maxine and Yoland. very smooth. Many thanks to Velma also left a all of the kind souls that vollegacy through unteered their time. Its kind her daughter of cool the way you just drive Sondra, four into the engine bay and stick grandchildren out your arm and you are out and nine greatof there. For the kids over 2, grandchildren there is a nasal spray, to make it all of whom easier on the young ones. were the center Saturday was the start of of her thoughts the regular deer hunt. I am each day. some what envious, never beV e l m a ing a hunter, I look at this as the grew up in Esthird best family get together, calante and r e m a i n e d in the year ranking right there there until she with Christmas and Thanksgivmet Willard ing. I believe the season goes “Bunch” Arlin on for a long time, starting in Boulter in the August with the bow hunt, fall of ‘36 when black powder and then the Elk he was in Es- hunt begins. Quite a few of the calante working for the CCC. They were married July 21, 1937 town folks got either a cow or and moved to Price, UT where their only child, Sondra, was spike elk, I do love jerky if you born. Velma then moved to San Francisco where she remained are looking for a place to get rid for 25 years. She was blessed to have served in many church of your meat. (comment from stake and ward Relief Societies, as well as the Oakland Temple. Pat - when it has been made In 1959 the family was sealed in the Los Angeles Temple. into jerky!) Halloween comes on Velma and Bunch moved to Long Beach, CA where Velma Thursday the 31 this year; don’t would remain for another 10 years, again serving in the Church. forget the Elementary school Velma and Bunch’s next stop was Provo, UT where they reparade. The parade starts at the mained until Bunch’s passing in 1984. Velma then returned school at 10am; goes around home to her beloved Escalante where she was once again heavithe block pass Joe’s market and ly involved in Church, as well as the Senior Citizen program and back to the school. It’s really the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, where she served as a member fun with the kids and teacher for over 60 years and continued to teach up until her early 90’s. who are in costumes, bundle Velma loved church books, crocheting, and shopping at DI up, and bring your cameras for every chance she got. More than anything, though, she loved some great shots. her daughter, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She loved Lots going on in Novemtaking every opportunity to teach them about their strong church ber, starting with the Christmas history and pioneer heritage. Craft Fair, at the Fair building, She was loved deeply by her family and will be missed by it will be held on Saturday the many. Her passion for her heritage will live on thru her descen9th and will run all day long. dants. Notwithstanding her beloved mission to serve her HeavThere will be that great candy enly Father will continue on. We thank her for the lessons taught booth, raising funds for Sub and the memories we have. We hope to see you soon “Kid!” for Santa. There will be lots of Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2013 good crafts available that make at 11:00 a.m. in the Escalante 2nd Ward Chapel, where friends really good Christmas gifts, so may call on Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 prior to services. Burial come early for the best of the will be in the Escalante Cemetery. Funeral Directors, Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guest book www. best. On 11-11, Veterans Day, the American Legion’s annual dinner will be held at the Senior Citizens Center and food will be supplied by the wonderful cooks, which cook and serve BOULDER - LeFair M. Hall, age 87, passed away on October the seniors three days a week. 17, 2013. He is survived by his two sons, Randy & Robert Hall. All Veterans and their spouses are invited; also we would be honored to have the Widows of

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Elder Garrett Wolfley PANGUITCH - Garrett Wolfley has been called to serve in the Japan, Tokyo South mission, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He will be speaking in the Panguitch 2nd ward at 10:00am on October 27. He will report to the MTC, in Provo, on October 30.

Elder Jamen Sterling Brindley TORREY - Elder Jamen Sterling Brindley has been called to serve in the Denmark Copenhagen Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of LatterDay Saints. He will speak in the Torrey LDS Ward on October 27, 2013 at 10:00 am. Elder Brindley will enter the MTC on Wednesday November 6, 2013. He is the son of Tracy and Wendy Potter, Torrey and Weston and Tiffany Brindley, Monroe. He is the grandson of Tom and Virginia Jeffery, Ray and Diane Potter, Mike and Carma Brindley, and Ralph and Cindy Okerlund. His great-grandparents include Colleen Jeffery, Zurrell and Grace Potter, Lars and Rhea Nelson, Marjorie Gray, and Jean Okerlund.

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Veterans come. The members of the Auxiliary to the American Legion are also included yearly and encouraged to attend. Good food, good company and entertainment, it doesn’t get any better. Please give me a call so we can get some numbers. (676-2418) This will be the 5th annual Thanksgiving dinner, which is sponsored by the Lions Club. This dinner gets bigger each year. Thanksgiving can be lonely time, so come on over and enjoy some turkey and some great company. The dinner will also be held at the Senior Center on Nov. 28, In December, Christmas in the Country is including and event called “The Joy of Christmas featuring Nativity’s and Ginger Bread Houses” or something like that! Pat said to tell the first 7 families that call her (676-2418) she will give you a free ginger bread house kit. Of course you must show it on December 21st when the event takes place. More information will be available soon. December looks very busy and fun! Correction from last week’s column, Janice Hatch was asked to take over the Superintendent position and she did her position and the superintendent’s job for a year at no pay increase. Janice and the business manager worked endlessly to bail the district out for a year with out any further compensation. The Garfield School District was Janice’s passion and she would do anything to help out where she could. She did receive a small pay increase when she took over the Superintendent’s job fulltime, again doing both jobs. During the time after Governor Huntsman left office, the State cut the teachers wages by 5%, I don’t know, maybe that was the Legislatures way to keep Utah’s teachers in last place in the Country pay wise. Many thanks to Superintendent Dalton for putting the wages of the school district employees in print. Superintendent Dalton is the first superintendent to take the time, to keep the tax payers in Garfield Co. informed in what is happening in the District.

A friend of mine who recently moved here, asked me if PHS only had 133 students. I said that PHS was one of the largest 1-A schools in the State. Most of the 1-A schools include the 7th and 8th in their student number count. Panguitch has 74 in the 7th and 8th grade and would have 207 in their student body if these two grades were included. Bryce Valley has 131 and Escalante has 71 if you include the 7th and 8th grades. The furloughed Federal employees are back and the government shut down is at an end. Federal workers will all receive back pay, for their furloughed time. It is not like you are on vacation because you can’t go anywhere. Most of the employees would much rather be working than sitting around. The loss for the travel industry was $160 million, every day that the government was shut down, in the USA alone. The State that put out the money to open the parks shouldn’t cost them too much, as the Federal government. is giving the park employees their back wages. The ballots for City Council seats have been mailed out, please take the time to look at them and vote. I hope that the Insider will have a few short words from the Candidates in this issue. Back to China. Our second day in Beijing we visited the Great Wall and oh what a sight! The Great Wall is about 4,000 miles long. It runs from the Yalu river in Liaoning Province, it snakes westward across mountains, deserts and

snow covered plateaus. The construction lasted 2000 years from the 7th century BC during the Spring and Autumn Period till the 17th century AD. and the Ming Dynasty. The Great Wall has become a symbol of the Chinese nation, representing its persistence and bravery. Over 8 million workers died while working on the wall, about 1 for each yard of construction. It is considered to be one of the seven wonders of the world. We went to the Badaling section where we did our walking, Pat decided that we would go to the highest outlook in sight. The steps are all different sizes from 2” to a foot, tough walking up, but much harder coming down. We were the only couple to make it to the top in our group, but the view was well worth it. Once we made it to the top, we could of walked another two miles on a flat area that laid ahead, but we didn’t have the time. The Wall has always been worked on over the years, doing repairs the whole length of the Wall. They figured out 3,000 years ago that if they used rice paste in the mortar that it would last and it is as good as when they put it down, three thousand years ago. We will cross the Great Wall off our bucket list. My birthday is coming up shortly and on this trip I learned another advantage to old age if you are 75, you don’t have to take off your shoes, when you go through security, which is another perk that comes with a lot of birthdays. Have no fear, all is well.

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Adus Dorsey

It has been a rather tough week in Rabbit Valley. You would know the secret of death. 
But how shall you find it unless you seek it in the heart of life? 
The owl whose night-bound eyes are blind unto the day cannot unveil the mystery of light. If you would indeed behold the spirit of death, open your heart wide unto the body of life. For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one. 
In the depth of your hopes and desires lies your silent knowledge of the beyond; And like seeds dreaming beneath the snow your heart dreams of spring. 
Trust the dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity. 
Your fear of death is but the trembling of the shepherd when he stands before the king whose hand is to be laid upon him in honour. Is the sheered not joyful beneath his trembling, that he shall wear the mark of the king? Yet is he not more mindful of his trembling? 
For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun? And what is to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered? Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing. 
And when you have reached the mountaintop, then you shall begin to climb. 
And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance. Kahil Gibran At this time of year when the leaves begin to fall it is with fond memories that we as family and friends remember the lives of Emmett Clark, Kathleen Knight, Aunt Nellie Hatch, and LaFair. They have truly reached the mountaintop and through their life examples, and hopefully without too much difficulty we too should be able to find our way. Un-like Las Vegas what often happens in Wayne County can spread faster than a monsoonal flash flood and as often as not the mis-information that gets disseminated far and wide can take on a life of

its own. Generally the real rumors in Wayne County begin to pop up about a month after the holidays when the days are shorter than the nights and firewood piles are in serious need of attention. But with the advent of cells phones, satellite TV, social media sites, instant messaging and a winter supply of wood pellets, and the well stocked liquor store in Bicknell, just about anyone can ruin or call into question their neighbors good reputation. And all it takes is a 15 MB (but in reality a 12 MB) Internet connection, a double shot pot of extra strength Postum or almond Amaretto coffee, a well-worn pair of Fred Flintstone or Winnie the Pooh flannel pajamas and a somewhat sticky computer keyboard. As if living life under a super sized microscope or an all-observable dome, life in Wayne County is a shared, publicly and highly scrutinize able experience. The type of life experiences that only Barbra Ekker or Dennis Ekker or maybe even in a commentary during Paul Harvey’s “The rest of the story” could ever

come close to describing. Local Wayne County heritage is very steeped in cultural and family traditions. So much so that at times present day life in Rabbit Valley is and can be so highly charged that any outside observer might think that Wayne County is a heavenly lightning rod. Yet in reality what happens in Wayne County is just as reflective as a clean mirror prominently placed in full view of any community, anywhere. What can and does make us special as wanton community members in Wayne County is our personal desire and ability to clearly see the un-obstruction able path to the mountaintop. For anyone to think or feel otherwise is and always be counter productive. Living local does not necessarily mean having to pay less for services unless you are a contractor hoping to survive. Throughout Wayne County and the Southwest gas prices are noticeably and surprisingly different. Travelers and locals a like are taking notice and most are willing to take the gamble and drive on fumes all the way to

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Loa to save 20 cents a gallon in Torrey and 10 cents a gallon in Bicknell. For those that are headed to Sevier County or even to Boulder and beyond, keeping a spare gallon of gas in your trunk may prove be a savings of 30 cents a gallon or more. The real news in Torrey Town has yet to take place, soon the leaf wars will begin and it will quickly become apparent who has purchased the most powerful leaf blower in town. Al Dieffenbach on the east end of 100 north in Torrey has generally been known to lead the pack as far a lawn power equipment is concerned. Driving around Torrey Town it is also visibly apparent those that take a dedicat ed community effort in well maintaining their property.   Scarecrows and Halloween decorations continue to make their scary appearance on the lawns and streets in Torrey Town as well as in all communities in Wayne County. The 2013 Trick or Treat season is proving to be an exceptionally scary night for trick or treaters seeking candy treats. Hopefully the jack o lanterns and display pumpkins make it through until November. My guess is that anyone planning to make a pumpkin mess on Halloween night might have a real surprise of their own in store and should reconsider. Especially in the Torrey area where the “Neighborhood Watch” will strategically station trail cams through out town to capture images of vandals. If caught individuals will be required to spend their summers doing community service, mucking out ditches, and helping the little old ladies doing yard work. In Torrey Town as much Halloween candy and the scariest of treats can be anticipated for all who dare to knock on our doors. Halloween in Torrey is not a night for the timid, or anyone prominently prone to diarrhea.

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Happy 80th Birthday Dennis Ekker

October 25, 2013

Open House to celebrate  Where:  Hanksville Town Firehouse  When:  October 25th at 7:00 pm  Come and join us for a little singing, a little dancing and a whole lot of storytelling! 

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KayLynn Shakespear is engaged to be married to Jacob Maxfield on November 23rd. They plan on getting married in the Salt Lake Temple. Congratulations to the happy couple. We are so excited for you Kay Lynn. Parents are Carl and Kay Shakespear of Tropic. Mathew and Stephanie Shakespear have a wonderful new little girl, Lynsie Maren is her name and she weighed in at 8 lbs. 6 ozs and was 20 3/4 inches long. Lynsie joins her three sisters and two brothers at home in Natches, Washinton. She was born on the 10th of October. Grandparents in Tropic are Carl and Kay Shakespear. Grandkids are so wonderful. Congratulations to the family. Anita and Erica Fletcher went to Mesa Arizona to visit with Jon and Stephanie Scott. While they were there they were able to attend the Temple sealing of the Scott’s three daughters to the family. The other three children were all dressed in white also so they could attend the sealing of their sisters. All of Alma and Anita’s other children were in attendance to give their support. Anita said it was a beautiful day and the weather was great. Coming up on the 30th of October is the “Haunted Wagon Ride”. You can purchase tickets at the Ballpark concession stand and have an exciting ride. It is improved this year, I was told and will be an eventful ride full of scary things for the riders. Be sure to come out and support this ride. If you are brave enough.

The very next day will be the Halloween Carnival at the Elementary School. The students will be released from school at 2:30 they can get into their costumes. Parents take note of this time for your convenience. The parade of costumes will begin at 3:00 P.M. and the carnival then will commence at 3:30 P.M. There is a lot of planning and hard work put into this carnival and the PTA appreciates the support of the community. There is always lots of fun booths and good food available so come out and enjoy Halloween Tropic style. See you there!! On October 20th there will be a special broadcast in the Tropic Ward for all. It is the “Century of Honor” broadcast to celebrate 100 years of Boy Scouts. There will be an open house at 6:00 P.M. with many scouting displays. At 6:45 P.M. there will be a flag cermony and at 7:00 P.M. the LDS-BSA Special Broadcast will take place. Everyone is invited. Louise Patterson is excited to have a new metal roof installed on her home in Henrieville It is thanks to many of her family members, neighbors and son Keith’s friends who came to honor his memory. Louise when you hear a loud noise during the snow season your roof isn’t caving in it is just the snow sliding off. The first time you hear it is very scary. Brady and Shawnee Syrett and Mondell and Florence Syrett went up to Salt Lake to attend a Basketball Scrimmage game between

West Wyoming College and other schools up that way. Whitni Syrett is on the Western Wyoming College Basketball team and she played in this event and did very well. Brady and Shawnee are her parents and Mondell and Florence are the grandparents. The team won three of the four games they played. Don’t forget about the Flu Shots going on up at Ruby’s Inn on the 24th of October. It will run from 1:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. The cost is $18.00 unless you have insurance that pays for the shots. $25.00 for those that get Nasal Spray instead. You can save time by logging onto www. to download the consent form. Print it out,

fill it in and bring it with you and be sure to wear a short sleeved shirt. We are looking for a high school student to do the news for Bryce Valley HS. If you are interested please let us know. The Henrieville Relief Society Women had a show and share activity. There was lots of talent shared and shown at the event. Wonderful was also served and a good time was had by all. Well everyone just had a long weekend and we hope everyone had a great time and stayed safe. Please call or email if you have news. Thanks VS.

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Wills, Trusts, and More Writing Your Own Will? by Jeffery J. McKenna

A holographic will is a will that is written entirely in your own handwriting. No witnesses are required, and no portion of the will may be typed. If you type some or all of the words, or you incorporate other markings or other documents into the text, you could inadvertently invalidate the will. The idea behind holographic wills is that since the entire document is in a person’s handwriting, there is no need for witnesses to sign it to establish its validity. Holographic wills don’t need to be notarized either, but they do need to be signed. Most lawyers would tell you it’s a bad idea to write your own will because you can easily create ambiguities and other defects that can lead to litigation following your death. This is especially true in second marriage situations when one or both spouses have children from prior marriages or relationships. If you decide to write your own will, you should be sure to say in the introductory sentence that it is your will, and that you are revoking all prior wills. If you don’t revoke all prior wills, your handwritten will and any other wills that have not been revoked will be looked at together to determine who inherits your estate. As you may expect, problems arise when the various documents conflict. Be sure to identify each bequest clearly and to give away all of your property. A frequent problem with handwritten wills is that they list some accounts and properties, but then leave out others. Property that you don’t mention in

your will passes to your heirs as determined by the courts. Your heirs may not be the same persons named in your will, and may not be the ones you would have chosen to receive the assets. Also, going to court and figuring out who your heirs are can be an expensive and timeconsuming matter. In addition, courts will require two witnesses who are familiar with your handwriting to testify that the will was, in fact, written by you. It’s often the case that handwritten wills don’t name a personal representative. Failure to name a personal representative could result in an administration of your estate that is fully court-supervised, expensive, and lengthy. Another important provision that is often left out of a holographic will is a waiver of bond. When you don’t request a waiver, the judge can require that your personal representative post a bond. Sometimes, it’s not possible to even get a bond, and if your personal representative can get one, it is generally expensive. There are a number of other provisions that should be included in wills that the average person would almost certainly

leave out of a holographic will. Handwritten wills are valid if they are properly drafted. However, they are almost always more difficult to probate than typed wills. Hopefully, this article has provided some useful information with respect to creating your own will. 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. If you have questions you would like addressed in these articles, you can contact him at 435 6281711 or

Attorney Jeff McKenna hiking with his son in Zion National Park

K9 Division

A friend of mine is a deputy with the sheriff’s department canine division. One evening, the deputy was dispatched to the scene of a possible burglary, where he discovered the back door of a building ajar. He let the dog out of his patrol car gave the command to enter and seek. Jumping from the back seat, the dog headed for the building. After lunging through the doorway, the dog froze and backed out. My friend was puzzled until he investigated further. Then he noticed the sign on the building: “Veterinarian’s Office.”

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This couple was heading to the hospital with their 16-year-old daughter, who was scheduled to undergo a tonsillectomy. During the ride they talked about the procedure. “Dad,” the teenager asked “how are they going to keep my mouth open during surgery?” Without hesitation her father quipped, “They’re going to give you a phone.”

Animal Crackers

When the mother returned from the grocery store, her small son pulled out the box of animal crackers he had begged for. Then he spread the animalshaped crackers all over the kitchen counter. “What are you doing?” his mom asked. “The box says you can’t eat them if the seal is broken,” the boy explained. “I’m looking for the seal.”

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Standing in line at the clothing store’s counter, I watched as the woman ahead of me handed the clerk her credit card. The customer waited for a long time while the saleswoman went to verify the account. When she finally returned, the clerk said, “I’m sorry, but this card is in your husband’s name, and we can’t accept it because the records show he is deceased.” With that, the woman turned to her spouse, who was standing next to her and asked, “Does this mean I don’t have to fix lunch for you today?”

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Exciting news for Garfield and Wayne County 4-H: All Hands on Deck! The 2013 TEEN Leadership Training (TLT) at Utah State University in Logan, over UEA weekend, was fantastic. Garfield and Wayne County 4-Her’s in attendance had the opportunity to participate in amazing workshops and activities. Rachel Gardner (9th grade Garfield County TLT participant) said, “my favorite part was the town hall meeting, well and the dance.” Over 200 4-H youth and leaders had the chance to participate in a two hour town hall meeting- known as “Teen take on Health” a solution for a healthier America, because of the 1 million dollar donation Molina Healthcare has made to 4-H. Youth voiced their opinions about the health issues they see in their communities and brainstormed solution to these problems. Molina Healthcare is now going to review the ideas and will fund implementation of one of the programs they feel is the best idea (best of luck to our county’s ideas). Besides the traditional events youth always look forward to (the dance, the ultimate “Ultimate Frisbee” game, T-shirt spray painting, making new friends, the long road trip and amazing food at


My sister has the courage, but not always the skills, to tackle any home repair project. For example, in her garage are pieces of a lawn mower she once tried to fix. So I wasn’t surprised the day I found her attacking the vacuum cleaner with a screwdriver. “I can’t get this thing to cooperate,” she explained when she saw me. I suggested, “Why don’t you drag it out to the garage and show it the lawn mower?”

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the Market Place Grill) youth participated in workshops to build their leadership skill and abilities. Workshops included: Service Projects, Creating and strengthening 4-H Teen Councils, Community Assessments, Armor of Leadership, Elevator Speeches, Team Work, Finding and Using Talents, How not to back down and Hypno Hick. On the last day of this fun filled camp youth rotated through additional workshop to increase their knowledge about 4-H including; the State 4-H Ambassador Program where students selected receive a $10,000 scholarship to USU, The “Big 4” or 4 main events hosted by Utah State 4-H (Winter Retreat, Mock Legislature, State Contests and TLT), a Chain of Service where youth recognized the importance of service in their own communities, and SMART Goals where youth took on the State 4-H Ambassadors challenge and created a: Specific, Measureable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely goal. Goals for the youth in Wayne and Garfield Counties vary from competing and winning a state 4-H contest to starting a new 4-H club to bet-

ter as well as address a need in their community. Caleb Cloud (9th grader for Tropic) said, “I want to start a 4-H Robotics club in my community to help youth understand and want to get involved in technology” and his brothers John and Ben are on board to help him make this happen. Cassie Lyman the 4-H program assistant for Garfield County said, “It is exciting to see youth in Garfield and Wayne Counties want to take action and make a difference in their community. I love the 4-H program. I am so thankful to have a job where I get to watch kids grow into something more, these kids will become the leaders of tomorrow and they give me hope for future generations. They truly are ‘Joining the 4-H Revolution of Responsibility”. The 2013 Teen Leadership Training theme All Hands on Deck is what it takes to make a difference! Anyone interested in being part of the 4-H program as a volunteer leader or a youth participant can contact their local USU Extension Office for more information. —Cassie Lyman Garfield County 4-H Program Assistant

4-H Teen Leadership Training, Logan, Oct 17-19, by Cassie Lyman, from left to right; Rachel Gradner, Ashtin Stringham, John Cloud, Kylee Osborn, Cassie Lyman, Caleb Cloud, Andrew Faddis, Ben Cloud and Danica Rose.

Producers Livestock Auction, Salina, Utah Tuesday, October 15, 2013 Receipts: 2,077. Last Week: 1,400. Last Year: 2,009. Feeder Steers: wts under 700 lbs steady over 700 lbs 2.00-3.00 higher. Feeder Heifers wts under 500 lbs 5.00-6.00 higher; wts over 500 lbs steady. Holstein Steers: to few for comparison. Slaughter Cows: weak to 1.00 lower on similar offerings. Slaughter Bulls: weak to 1.00 lower on similar offerings. Feeder Steers: Medium and Large Frame 2: 200-250 lbs scarce; 250-300 lbs 201.00204.00; 300-350 lbs 196.00217.00, pkg 224.00; 350-400 lbs 184.00-204.00; 400-450 lbs 176.00-191.00; 450-500 lbs 161.00-179.00; 500-550 lbs 162.00-172.00; 550-600 lbs 154.00-167.00; 600-650 lbs 150.00-164.50; 650-700 lbs 147.00-162.00; 700-750 lbs 142.00-152.50; 750-800 lbs 148.75-155.50; 800-850 lbs 150.00-153.00; 850-900 lbs 143.00-152.50; 900-950 lbs 144.00-146.50; 950-1000 lbs scarce. Holstein Steers: Large Frame 3: Bull Calves: scarce; 200-300 lbs scarce; 300-500 lbs 71.00-92.00; 500-700 lbs 90.00-96.50; 700-900 lbs pkg 700 lbs 93.00; 900-1000 lbs scarce. Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large Frame 1-2: 200-250 lbs scarce; 250-300 lbs scarce; 300-350 lbs 177.00-182.00; 350-400 lbs 162.50-181.00, pkg 187.00; 400-450 lbs 167.00-182.00; 450-500 lbs 152.50-167.00; 500-550 lbs 146.00-157.00, pkg 163.00; 550-600 lbs 145.00-155.00; 600-650 lbs 138.50-155.00; 650-700 lbs 128.50-145.50; 700-750 lbs pkg 135.50; 750800 lbs pkg 138.00; 800-850 lbs 134.50-136.00; 850-900 lbs pkg 125.50; 900-950 lbs scarce; 950-1000 lbs scarce; Heiferettes: 55.50-99.00. Stock Cows: scarce. Slaughter Cows: Boning 80-90% Lean: 63.00-71.75; Breaking 75-80% Lean: 64.25-72.75; 85-90% Lean: 52.00-62.00. Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade 1000-1500 lbs 76.0079.75; 1500-2345 lbs 81.2585.75; Yield Grade 2 10001500 lbs scarce; 1500-2040 lbs 77.50-79.75; Feeder Bulls: 710-1175 lbs 74.75-87.00. Source: USDA-Utah Dept. Of Agriculture Market News , Salt Lake City, UT (435-230-0402.)

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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.



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:


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:



(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

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

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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:

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(Vote for up to two)

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

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HenRIeVILLe ToWn CoUnCILmembeR 4 YeAR TeRm

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Colleen Thompson Gladys H. LeFevre

Norman Davis

Cindy Wilson

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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? 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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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? 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

Against the Establishment of a Voted Local Levy Tax Rate

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Utahns Experience the Bad and the Good While Navigating SALT LAKE CITY President Barack Obama’s pledge to fix the technical issues plaguing will help Utah and several other states. Obama is promising to improve functionality on the website where Americans are trying to enroll in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Jason Stevenson, education and communications director at Utah Health Policy Project, urges users to be patient and resilient when on

He’s also hopeful that the president’s technology team will make the website easier to use. “They didn’t design it to be as nimble as it could have been in terms of the number of java scripts on the opening page and the number of lines of computer code and things like that,” Stevenson says. “It became more like an RV than a race car, once they were finished with it. “ The first health insurance policies obtained through the ACA take effect Jan. 1.

Stevenson says despite the challenges on healthcare. gov there are success stories. “There’s a family of five, small business owners here in Salt Lake City, that signed up for insurance in early October,” he recalls. “For a family of five, they’re paying $123 a month for their insurance with the subsidized rate.” Open enrollment in the ACA started Oct. 1 and continues through March 31. —Troy Wilde, Utah News Connection

UT Governor Creates “Clean Air Action Team” SALT LAKE CITY - A newly formed group is tasked with tackling Utah’s air quality issues. Gov. Gary Herbert this week announced the launch of the Clean Air Action Team with members from advocacy groups, health care organizations, industry and the legislature. Herbert says the team will consider everything from reg-

ulation, legislation, education, research and transportation. “I want to assure you that no possible solution will be left unturned,” he says. Erickson points out that when cars and trucks idle, they produce emissions that account for up to half of Utah’s air pollution. “If everybody would reduce their idling one minute a day, it’s equivalent to, like, 6

million tons of particulate matter out of the sky throughout the nation,” she says. “There are huge numbers that support what we as a consumer can do, and it’s hard things to do. But we need to do that if we’re concerned about the future of our children.” —Troy Wilde, Utah News Connection

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October 24, 2013

LEGAL NOTICES 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 ANNEXATION PETITION HAS BEEN FILED WITH TORREY TOWN A petition has been filed with the Torrey Town municipality proposing the annexation of an area to the Town Torrey Town municipality. This petition was presented to the Torrey Council on October 17, 2013 at 6:00pm at the address of 59 E. Main in Torrey, (DUP Building). The petition was brought in by Chip Ward. The area being proposed is SAND CREEK WEST ANNEXATION DESCRIPTION: BEGINNING AT A POINT LOCATED S00 degrees 06’08”W ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SECTION 12,T.29 S., R.4.E., S.L.B. & M., 1242.39 FEET AND EAST 1054.25 FEET FROM THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 12, SAID POINT OF BEGINNING BEING LOCATED ON THE EXISTING TORREY TOWN BOUNDARY; THENCE ALONG SAID TOWN BOUNDARY THE FOLLOWING COURSES: S00 degree 29’49”W 1098.59 FEET, S89 degree 04’04”E 136.45 FEET AND S00 degree 13’18”W 1564.26 FEET, MORE OR LESS TO THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD 24; THENCE ALONG SAID NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE THE FOLLOWING COURSE: N89 degree 37’37”W 120.13 FEET, S88 degree 56’36”W 157.03 FEET, N89 degree 57’44”W 388.00 FEET, N89 degree 57’44”W 495 FEET, S51 06’15”W 39.98 FEET, N89 28’45”W 240.2 FEET, N89 48’07”W 437.01 FEET, N87 54’06”W 74.96 FEET, N87 14’04’w 292.50 FEET, N05 43’37”E (CHORD BEARS N82 04’03”W 216.66 FEET), AND N79 51’43”W 1389.45 FEET TO THE WEST LINE OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER SECTION 11, T.29 S, R.4E., S.L.B. & M.; THENCE N00 20’10” ALONG THE WEST LINE OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 11, 983.16 FEET TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER; THENCE N00 20’10”E ALONG THE WEST LINE OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 11, 2647.75 FEET TO THE NORTH QUARTER CORNER OF SAID SECTION 11; THENCE S89 49’51”E ALONGTHE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 11, 2621.89 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 11; THENCE S89 51’21”E ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 12, 1062.79 FEET; THENCE S00 29’42”W 1239.76 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. CONTAINING 330.618 ACRES. The complete annexation petition is available for inspection and copying at the Torrey Town office on Wednesday and Thursdays from 10-5pm. Torrey Town my grant the petition and annex the area described in the petition unless within 30 days after the date of the municipal legislative body’s receipt of the notice of certification, a written protest to the annex petition is filed to Paula Pace, Torrey Town Clerk, at the Town Office at 75 E. 100 West by protest deadline. The deadline for a protest is November 15, 2013. The area proposed for annexation: • Will be automatically annexed to a local fire, paramedic and emergency service district, if an election was not required and if the annexing municipality is entirely within the district. • Will be automatically withdrawn from a local district providing fire, paramedic, and emergency services if no election was required to create it and if the proposed annexing municipality is not within the boundaries of the local district. Published in the Wayne and Garfield Insider on OCTOBER 24 & 31,and NOVEMBER 7, 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 BRYCE CANYON CITY RESOLUTION NO. 2013-01 A RESOLUTION CANCELLING THE NOVEMBER 2013 LOCAL ELECTION WHEREAS, all Bryce Canyon City municipal officers are elected in an at-large election; WHEREAS, the number of municipal officer candidates, including any eligible write-in candidates (which needed to file at least 45 days before the election) for the at-large municipal offices does not exceed the number of open at-large municipal offices for which the candidates have filed; WHEREAS, there are no other municipal ballot propositions; NOW THEREFORE, it is hereby resolved by Bryce Canyon City that the November 2013 election is cancelled under UCA§20A-1-206, and that those filing for the said offices shall be declared to be elected. APPROVED and PASSED this 17th day of October, 2013. ATTEST: CITY COUNCIL OF BRYCE CANYON CITY SHILOH SYRETT DAVID TEBBS City Clerk Mayor of Bryce Canyon City Published in the Wayne and Garfield County Insider on October 24, & 31, 2013 Public Notice Bicknell Town Elections Municipal elections for the town of Bicknell will be held November 5, 2013, in the Bicknell Town Hall, 64 W 100 N, Bicknell, UT. The polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Connie Durfey, Town Clerk Published in the Wayne and Garfield County Insider on October 24 & 31, 2013

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.

New State Grant Program Spurs Workforce Alignment, Economic Growth $1 million to fund Higher Ed Programs in High Demand The grants are part of the Utah Cluster Acceleration Partnership project, known as UCAP, which was created to better align industry workforce needs with education programs. It is a partnership between the Department of Workforce Services, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, and the Utah System of Higher Education. The money goes to expand or create programs in information technology, healthcare, energy and manufacturing, among others. “As our state economy grows businesses are counting on the state to have a partnership in place that will train the workforce of tomorrow, “said Spencer Eccles, GOED executive director. “Today’s students need training that will insure our businesses have a workforce with the right skill

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 20, 2013. Please visit or call (801)-5387240 for additional information. CHANGE APPLICATION(S) 61-2813(a39355): Phil and Billie Allen propose(s) using 1.0 cfs. from the East Fork Sevier River (1/2 mile SW of Antimony) for IRRIGATION. Kent L. Jones, P.E. STATE ENGINEER Published in The Wayne and Garfield County Insider on OCTOBER 24 & 31, 2013


Public Hearing The Boulder Town Council will hold a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 7, 2013, at the Community Center (351 N. 100 E.) for the purpose of accepting public comment on the Planning Commission’s recommendation to make four minor changes to the Table of Uses in the Zoning Ordinance. The changes are listed online at and on the town bulletin board. Judith Davis, Town Clerk Published in The Wayne and Garfield County Insider on OCTOBER 24, 2013

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah students and business owners with a focus on technology, manufacturing or healthcare will soon reap the benefits of a newly approved grant program that funds training for students in highly sought-after fields. $1 million was approved Tuesday to expand or create programs at higher educational institutions throughout the state. These programs range from IT, energy research and medical assisting to advanced machining and manufacturing . “Business owners throughout Utah are clamoring for skilled workers, and this program helps train students in these growing fields,” said DWS Executive Director Jon Pierpont. “This newly approved grant money will fund vital high-tech learning programs that our students want and our businesses need.”

PUBLIC NOTICE The State of Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration proposes to convey all/part of the surface estate of the following described state trust lands to the Utah Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife Resources pursuant to a land exchange agreement between the parties: Township 30 South, Range 7 West, SLB&M, Beaver County Section 2: SW¼NW¼, S½ Township 19 South, Range 7 West, SLB&M, Millard County Section 21: S½ Section 28: N½ Township 31 South, Range 10 East, SLB&M, Garfield County Section 32: All Township 14 South, Range 18 West, SLB&M, Juab County Section 28: NW¼SW¼ Section 29: SE¼SE¼ Section 32: Lots 1-4, N½, N½S½ Township 19 South, Range 2 East, SLB&M, Sanpete County Section 14: All Section 15: S½S½ Section 16: E½, E½W½, E½W½W½ Section 23: All Township 20 South, Range 2 East, SLB&M, Sevier County Section 33: SW¼ Township 4 South, Range 25 East SLB&M, Uintah County Section 32: ALL Township 15 South, Range 25 East SLB&M, Uintah County Section 16: ALL Section 32: ALL Township 4 South, Range 5 East, SLB&M, Wasatch County Section 33: Lots 3, 4, N½SW¼, E½SW¼NW¼, SE¼NW¼ Township 5 South, Range 5 East, SLB&M, Wasatch County Section 3: Lots 1-4, E½SW¼, S½N½, SE¼ Section 4: Lots 1-4, S½NE¼ Section 10: N½NE¼, SW¼NE¼ Township 42 South, Range 15 West, SLB&M, Washington County Section 5: Lots 1, 2, 6, 7, 8 Any person wishing to submit comments relating to the proposal may do so within the following period of time: From 8:00 A.M., MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2013 until 5:00 P.M., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013 at TRUST LANDS ADMINISTRATION, Attn: Richard Wilcox, 675 East 500 South, Suite 500, Salt Lake City, UT 84102. Phone (801) 538-5100 Published in the Wayne and Garfield County Insider on October 24, & 31, and November 7, 2013

sets and the UCAP program helps to meet that need.” “Investing in education today builds the foundation for a strong economy tomorrow,” said Commissioner of Higher Education Dave Buhler. “We’re pleased to implement these programs and expansions to support Utah’s economic engine.” The money comes from the Unemployment Insurance Job Growth Fund, and is available for programs to immediately access. For more information on the programs approved, see the attached summary. You can also learn more about the partner agencies:, and jobs.utah. gov. —Utah Dept. of Workforce Services

Health Care is a Local Affair: Turn In Your Surveys Before October 28 PANGUITCH - Garfield Memorial Hospital is making health care a local affair by participating in the Utah Office of Rural Health- Community Health Services Development process. This process includes various community engagement activities which includes the assembly of a community steering community comprised of local leaders organized with the task of identifying local health care needs and establishing health care priorities. Selected community members in the Garfield Memorial service area have also received a survey form in their mailbox. This survey, sent to a random sample of homes, will help Garfield Memorial identify the health services needed in the community. The purpose of the survey is to obtain information from a wide range of participants to assist in planning programs, services and

identifying community health and wellness needs. If you have received this survey in your mailbox, your response will represent others in the community, so it is very important that you complete and return the survey by October 28, 2013. “Having health care services available locally is crucial to the safety, health, and economic well-being of our community,” says Alberto Vasquez, Garfield Hospital’s CEO. “It’s so important and

valuable to establish health priorities in our region, and this survey helps us to meet those priorities and make those critical hospital services available locally.” Vasquez says “We ask that each of you that have received a survey to make it a priority to fill it out and send it back in no later than the deadline of October 28, 2013.” —Garfield Memorial Hospital

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October 24, 2013

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More photos from Wayne County’s Harvest Time Scarecrow Festival... Photos are by official event photographer Jen Howe

Entry by Wayne High School.

Gallery 24 Wayne County EMS

Entry by Debbie Sanders (closeup at right). Wayne Community Health Center The Flute Shop

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Garfieldians: If you can’t make it to Wayne County to check out the scarecrows in person, there are lots of GREAT photos of Wayne County’s scarecrows online on their Facebook page: 2013 Harvest Time Scarecrow Festival - Wayne County, UT

Classified Ads

Classified ads start at $7.50 for 25 words or less. Call 435-826-4400 or email your ad information to RENTALS

HELP WANTED NOTICE Garfield County is accepting applications for the position of Public Safety Receptionist/Secretary. Applications are available at the Garfield County Clerk’s Office 55 South Main,

Immediate job opening for: Customer Sales Rep in the Escalante Business Office: Serves as primary point of contact for new customers. Sells and promotes services of the company, while dealing with new and existing customers. Assist customers with new service requests, billing inquiries, and other account activities. Friendly, outgoing customer oriented attitude a must. Excellent benefits and competitive compensation based on experience. Submit resume to: South Central Communications PO Box 555 Escalante, UT 84726 Attn: HR or email Herd Technician Circle Four Farms - Milford If you are looking for a career in a fun, rewarding team environment, Circle Four Farms is the opportunity you’ve been searching for. We’re offering quality full time entry-level animal production positions with training. Challenge yourself with a stable company that offers: • Starting wage $10 to $11.00 per hour plus benefits – total value $30,420 • Medical, Prescription, Dental, and Vision Insurance • Life Insurance plan • Short and Long Term Disability • Company paid Pension Plan • 401(k) Savings Plan with company match • Bonus/Incentive Programs • Paid holidays and vacation • Educational reimbursement C4 Job Application required. For more information please call our office: Circle Four Farms PO Box 100, 341 South Main Milford UT 84751 (435) 387-2107, Fax (435) 387-2170 EOE / PWDNET

If you require accommodation or assistance to complete the application process, please call Lacy Davis at (435) 387-6047. When you contact Lacy, please identify the type of accommodation or assistance you are requesting. We will assist you promptly.

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: 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

Panguitch and will be accepted until 5 p.m., Tuesday, November 12, 2013. Garfield County reserves the right to accept or reject any or all applications. Garfield County is an equal opportunity employer.

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. 10/24

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, 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

Apartment for rent in Lyman. $325.00 per month, plus utilities. No smoking. No pets. Cleaning deposit required. Call 8362344 evenings. Available August 1, 2013. rtn

REAL ESTATE TROPIC BUILDING LOT - $30,000 Large, improved building lot with two shares irrigation water in Tropic, Utah (200 W 241 N). Public water, sewer, electric hookups and irrigation valve all installed. 0.39 acre lot 113’x150’ with storage shed. Great area to raise a family, have a second home, rental property, or retire. Hunting, fishing, ATV riding, and hiking can all be done in this beautiful area close to Bryce Canyon National Park. Additional shares of irrigation water available to purchase with land or separately. Call 435-425-3652. 10/24

HENRIEVILLE - 3BR, 2.5BA manufactured home, 2,100 sq. ft. on 1/3 acre, with large shed, vinyl fencing, sprinkler system. $98,000. Call 435-679-8560 or 435616-8497 10/24

ESCALANTE PROPERTY - 575 S. Center St., 3 acres for sale, price negotiable. Out of greenbelt, all 7 years back taxes paid, making perfect building lots. Water neg. Flat ground w/mature trees on west boundary. Seller motivated. 435826-4982 or 435-690-9456 rtn

LOST LOST A LARGE, 3 COMPARTMENT CAMO 4-WHEELER BAG. Lost on Saturday, October 13, between 400 W in Bicknell and Torrey. If found, please contact Hagel’s at 435-425-3579. 10/24

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October 24, 2013

Practical Money Matters

Don’t Ignore Tax Deduction for Moving Expense by Jason Alderman

Whether you’re relocating across town or across the country, moving is expensive. By the time you’ve paid to have your household goods packed and moved, cancelled and reconnected utilities and racked up storage fees, you could easily be out thousands of dollars. Many people don’t realize that if they’re moving to start a new job, transferring with a current employer or even returning to the U.S. to retire after working abroad, their moving expenses may be tax deductible. Plus, moving expenses are an “abovethe-line” deduction, which means they reduce your adjusted gross income and can be claimed even if you don’t itemize deductions. Two tests generally must be satisfied to claim a movingexpense deduction: Distance test. The distance between your new job and your former home must be at least 50 miles farther than your previous workplace is from that home. For example, if you used to work 10 miles from home, your new workplace must be at least 60 miles from your old home. If this is your first job or you were unemployed, the job must be at least 50 miles from your old home. Time Test. Regular em-

ployees must work full-time at least 39 weeks during the 12 months after moving, although the weeks needn’t be consecutive or for the same employer. (For self-employed people, it’s 78 weeks during the first 24 months.) If you moved this year, you can claim the deduction on your 2013 taxes even if you haven’t yet met the time test, provided you expect to during the coming year. If you later fail to meet the time test, you must reverse the deduction, either by including the amount as “other income” on your 2014 tax return, or by filing an amended 2013 return. Qualified moving expenses include: • Costs for packing and transporting household goods, personal effects, pets and vehicles. • Fees to disconnect and/or connect utilities. • Travel costs for you and household members to the new home. (Meals cannot be charged). • Use of your car during the move. • Storing and insuring your possessions for up to 30 days. • Note: Family members needn’t move at the same time nor by the same means of transportation. Expenses that do not

Community Volunteers Are Needed Now Learn more about federal taxes and help others in your community RICHFIELD - The Internal Revenue Service and Six County VITA Program is looking for volunteers to assist in preparing tax returns next year at various sponsored sites throughout the Six County Region which includes (Sevier, Sanpete, Juab, Piute, Wayne, and Millard Counties.) Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds are welcome. Sean and Susan Kearney have been volunteering with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program for 4 years in Central Utah. The main sites they cover are in Mt. Pleasant and Manti located in Sanpete County; however this year Sean and Susan have went the extra mile and have helped out Piute and Wayne counties through Virtual VITA. During the past three years the Kearney’s have helped 194 individuals with tax assistance and have saved taxpayers an estimated 38,800 in tax preparation fees. The Kearney’s have served over 400 volunteer hours this past year and so far this year over 190,000 dollars of Earned Income Credit (EIC) was given to clients in the Six County Region. Sean and Susan put their heart and soul into the VITA program. The Kearney’s are also very motivated people and do whatever they can to expand the VITA program. Sean and Susan are also an inspiration to their community and participate in other volunteer efforts to improve their community. We are so blessed and grateful for Sean and Susan’s wonderful volunteer service and their dedication. We are seeking additional outstanding volunteers to help with the VITA program. Some of the volunteer opportunities include: Tax Preparer- using income tax software to prepare basic tax returns for household incomes who make $51,000 or less. Tax preparers are required to pass an IRS certification test. Previous experience preparing tax returns is not necessary. Certification: The IRS certification process is an on-line application that is self-paced and open book.

Greeter and Intake Specialist – Welcome tax filers to the tax site and begin the intake process. Greeters work with the Site Coordinator to ensure the site runs smoothly and the taxpayer has a positive experience. This is a very important role for a successful VITA site. Financial Resource Specialist – Specialist provide information to households at tax sites about asset building opportunities and other community resources, such as debt, credit, and housing. All volunteers receive tax training in cooperation with community partners and the IRS. Individuals with good computer skills are especially needed to assist in preparing and transmitting returns electronically through the IRS Efile program. Training Training is held in January and volunteers generally study online with Link & Learn Taxes to obtain their volunteer certification. The Link & Learn program is an interactive course that teaches the steps needed to prepare basic individual income tax returns accurately. Classroom training is also available. Once certified, volunteers spend as little as three to four hours per week from early February through mid-April. Last year, volunteers helped over 19,000 Utah taxpayers to receive over $9 million from the Earned Income Tax Credit and distributed more than $30 million in total refunds. However, the IRS estimates that approximately 20-25% of the Earned Income Tax Credit is left unclaimed. Come help families in your community! VITA sites are located at different venues in these cities: Richfield, Salina, Gunnison, Mt. Pleasant, Manti, Junction, Loa, Nephi, Fillmore, and Delta. For individuals interested in volunteering with the VITA program please contact Shara Bastian, Manager at 893-0735 or sign-up online at —Shara Bastian, Six County RSVP & the Volunteer Center

qualify include: • Expenses of buying or selling a home, including closing costs, mortgage fees, house-hunting expenses, home improvements or new furnishings. • Loss on the sale of your old home. • Charges for signing or breaking a lease. • Fees for new car tags or driver’s license in your new locale. • Expenses incurred on side trips en route to your new home (e.g., sightseeing). • Security deposits (including any given up due to the move). • Also, you cannot take a moving expense deduction and a business expense deduction for the same expenses. See IRS Publication 521 for all eligible and ineligible expenses and other details about the moving expense deduction. To file for the deduction, complete IRS Form 3903 and attach it to a Form 1040 Income Tax Return. You don’t need to complete a Schedule A unless you are otherwise itemizing deductions. (You cannot claim moving expenses on a 1040EZ Form.) Also note: If your employer reimburses you for any deductible expenses, you must reduce your moving deduction by that amount; and, employer reimbursement for non-deductible expenses will likely be treated as wages on your W-2 Form. Take a few minutes to calculate whether you qualify for the moving expense deduction – you could save a bundle on your taxes. Jason Alderman directs Visa’s financial education programs. To Follow Jason Alderman on Twitter: www.

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October 24, 2013 Wayne & Garfield County Insider  
October 24, 2013 Wayne & Garfield County Insider  

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