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Panguitch • Panguitch Lake • Hatch • Bryce • Tropic • Antimony • Henrieville • Cannonville • Escalante • Boulder • Fremont • Loa • Lyman Bicknell • Teasdale • Torrey • Grover • Fruita • Caineville • Hanksville

BLM Seeks Public Input on GSENM Livestock Grazing Plan Amendment KANAB - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is seeking public input on a Livestock Grazing Monument Management Plan Amendment and Associated Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that will replace existing grazing management decisions and amend the Monument Management Plan. The announcement was published in the Federal Register on November 4, 2013 and initiates a public scoping period that will end 60 days from the notice date of publication, or 30 days after the last public scoping meeting, whichever is the latest date. During this public scoping period, the BLM is seeking input from the public to determine relevant issues that will influence the scope of the environmental analysis, including alternatives, and guide the process for developing the EIS. To provide the public an opportunity to review the proposal and project information, the BLM will host public scoping meetings that will take place in Kanab, Utah on December 10; Escalante, Utah on December 11; and Salt Lake City, Utah on December 12. Locations of the meetings will be published at least 15 days in advance through local media outlets and on the BLM GSENM website at: www. You may submit comments on issues and planning criteria in writing to the BLM at any public scoping meeting, or by any of the following methods: * Mail: Bureau of Land Management Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

669 S. HWY 89-A Kanab, Utah 84741 * Email: BLM_UT_GS_EIS@ * Fax: (435)644-1250 Please reference “GSENM Livestock Grazing Plan Amendment” when submitting comments. To be most helpful, please submit comments before the close of the scoping period. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. BLM will not consider anonymous comments. The minutes and list of attendees for each scoping meeting will be available to the public and open for 30 days after the meeting to any participant who wished to clarify the views he or she expressed. For further information, please contact Matt Betenson, Planning and Support Services Division Chief at (435) 644-1205. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-8778339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. —GSENM

Honoring Our Veterans

national program that involves conducting surveys on a portion of our national forests. Each Forest conducts surveys on a recurring five-year cycle. This is the third time the Dixie National Forest has participated in the NVUM program. According to Dean Cummings, NVUM field coordinator, “These surveys are important because the information gathered assists Forest managers in forest planning as well as reports to Congress. The results are also helpful to local communities who use it for tourism planning.” Debbie Wilkins, the Public Service and Engineering Staff officer for the Dixie, added that by conducting these surveys every five years managers are able to look at recreation trends over time and adjust programs to meet changing needs. Results from NVUM provides the National Forest man-

REGIONAL Weather forecast Thurs. Nov. 7 - Wed Nov. 13 Thursday through Monday mostly sunny with highs in the mid 50s, and lows in the mid to upper 20s. Colder Tuesday and Wednesday with highs in the upper 40s to low 50s. Yikes! It’s seriously time for the hat and gloves. Zero chance of precipitation the entire week. Maybe a good week to rake up the leaves if you do that sort of thing. They’re mostly all off the trees, now.

Garfield Memorial Receives Award for Outstanding Data Collection

Adus Dorsey

The Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetary. A visit to the memorial was among the activities that took place during Utah’s first Honor Flight for Veterans to visit the nation’s war memorials, which took place last week. WASHINGTON, DC - On October 30, two groups of Utah veterans embarked on a whirlwind tour of the nation’s capital as members of Utah’s first Honor Flight, to enjoy three days of camaraderie and visit war memorials in honor of fellow service men and women. The fifty-six Utah vets visited more than a dozen sites including the World War II Memorial, The Korean War Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and Arlington National Cemetary. The trip was sponsored by the Panoramaland Fund at the Community Foundation of Utah, and is part of the national Honor Flight Network, whose goal is to identify over 9,000 WWII vets, 11,000 Korean Era, and 12,000 Vietnam era veterans, in that sequence, that want to go and see their memorials, at no expense to the veterans. Several Wayne County and other area veterans engaged in the tour, including the Insider’s Torrey correspondent Adus Dorsey. Adus has a report on their trip on page 7.

PANGUITCH - Garfield Memorial Hospital was recognized by the Utah Office of Vital Records for their outstanding excellence in data collection in Prenatal Care and Timeliness. Garfield Memorial Hospital Administrator Alberto Vasquez says “Many people work at the hospital. We regularly see the doctors, nurses and other clinical folks. However, there are a lot of people behind closed doors that do a lot of work that most people don’t know about. They have jobs that involves quite a bit of detailed and complex information. One of these areas is our Medical Records department. This department is led by Connie Sawyer and includes Kaelyn Partridge and Bitsy Hatch. I am grateful to get to recognize them and let others know how hard they work to provide great service to our community.” —Garfield Memorial Hospital

World War II Comes to Wayne County

Seventy Years Ago This Month, the Wreckage of a Military Aircraft is Recovered Near Factory Butte Part I: Recovery Leader Major LeRoy Heston Describes His Initial Acquaintance with the People of Loa by Debra Allen Young WAYNE CO. - It is impossible to know how many thousands of military airplanes flew across the deserts and mountains of Utah enroute to the European or Pacific Theaters during World War II or as training missions for the American pilots who would carry the war to the enemy. Most did so safely and without difficulty. However during 1943, two incidents, each with different

Dixie National Forest to Conduct Visitor Surveys CEDAR CITY - Beginning October 21, 2013 and ending September 30, 2014, the Dixie National Forest will be conducting visitor surveys as part of the U.S. Forest Service’s National Visitor Use Monitoring Program (NVUM). In the upcoming months Forest employees will be conducting these surveys throughout the Dixie National Forest at randomly chosen recreation sites, trailheads and along Forest Service roads. They will be wearing bright orange vests and stationed near a sign that reads, “Traffic Survey Ahead”. These folks are waiting to talk to Forest visitors, so please stop for an interview. The well-trained interviewers want to know about your visit to the national forest. All information given is confidential and the survey is voluntary, interviews usually last 10 to 15 minutes. NVUM is an on-going

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agers with an estimate of how many people recreate on federal lands and what activities they engage in while there. Other important information it provides includes how satisfied people were with their visit and the economic impact of their recreational visit on the local economy. It’s important to talk with local and non-local visitors using the forest, so all types of visitors are represented in the study. Even if you answered the survey questions once already, you can stop and take the survey again, so that information is gathered about each of your national forest visits. To learn more about this program you can visit the Forest Service’s web site at http:// or contact Debbie Wilkins at 435-865-3741. —USFS

outcomes, brought the war a little closer to the residents of Wayne County. As the two incidents unfolded, the modernity of the air age met the traditional agriculture and ranching frontier that had persisted in the small communities of Bicknell, Fremont, Hanksville, Loa, Lyman, Teasdale, Torrey, and other locations since the settlement of Wayne County in the 1870s. Accounts of the two events reveal interesting insights into the culture and lifestyle of mid-twentieth century rural Wayne County, the process by which the United States Military handled wartime emergencies, and the interaction of local civilians with soldiers who found the days they spent in the county unlike any other experience in their lives. On January 25, 1943, a B17 “Flying Fortress,” landed in Loren Webster’s pasture just west of the Lyman town cemetery. May Taylor Brown recorded, “I was washing and I heard an awful noise. I looked out my window and a large airplane was circling our field. I pulled the washer plug and took Aunt Rula in the car and we watched the landing of the largest plane I ever saw.” The plane was, for its day, enormous standing nineteen feet tall, seventy-four feet long, with a wing span of one hundred three feet. The mechanical difficulties that forced the B17 to make an emergency landing were engine troubles and the local residents looked after the crew and held a dance in

their honor. Meanwhile a crew of mechanics arrived from Wendover Air Field in three trucks to fix the airplane. On January 28th, three days after its safe landing, the aircraft was repaired. Schools were let out early so that children could join with the rest of the county’s residents to watch the plane take off. As the pilot stepped off the distance needed for a safe take off, it was obvious that there was not enough space. Local men stepped forward to take down fences and cover a ditch with hands and shovels to remove the obstacles. At 4:20 p.m. the plane made its successful liftoff. The pilot circled the plane twice above the crowd as the enthusiastic observers waved, hollered, and honked their horns as they relished the successful departure and rejoiced that the bomber was on its way to help bring an end to the war. Nearly six months later, on July 14th another military aircraft encountered difficulties over Wayne County, but this time the outcome was tragic. The plane, a Lockheed AT-18A left Mather Field in Sacramento, California at 8:05 a.m. Pacific Time destined for Colorado Springs, Colorado. The last communication from the aircraft was over Milford, Utah. When the plane did not reach Colorado Springs, an intensive search was launched. Thirty planes left Mather Field as part of the search effort that stretched from Milford to Colorado Springs. The search aircraft was divided into flights based at Milford, Salt Lake

City, Grand Junction, and Albuquerque. In addition the Civil Air Patrol participated in the air search while civilian authorities undertook search efforts on the ground. With no success, the search was abandoned on July 25, 1943. In October, the wreckage of the airplane and the bodies of its six crew members were discovered in what is known locally as the Middle Desert. LaVor Brown and his brother Lon, along with other Wayne County ranchers were moving two hundred head of cattle from their summer grazing grounds to Hanksville for the winter. Military officials were notified of the discovery and Major LeRoy Gray Heston, who was stationed at Mather Field, was assigned to oversee the recovery efforts. In a lengthy letter written to his parents in Oregon shortly after the recovery mission was completed, Major Heston provides a detailed account of the discovery of the crew’s remains by the Wayne County cowboys, his experiences with the local residents, Military Aircraft Cont’d on page 3

Phone: 435-826-4400 Fax 1-888-370-8546 PO BOX 105 Escalante, Utah 84726

You can’t say that civilization don’t advance, however, for in every war they kill you in a new way. —Will Rogers (1879 - 1935), New York Times, Dec. 23, 1929 THE WAYNE & GARFIELD COUNTY INSIDER is owned and operated by Snapshot Multimedia, LLC and is distributed weekly to all of Wayne and Garfield Counties, Utah. Its purpose is to inform residents about local issues and events. Articles submitted from independent writers are not necessarily the opinion of Snapshot Multimedia, LLC. We sincerely hope you enjoy the paper and encourage input on ideas and/or suggestions for the paper.

This article first appeared in the Fall 2010 issue of Utah Historical Quarterly. Debra Allen Young is the granddaughter of LaVor and Mary Brown, who are featured in this article. She has authored two family histories and is a history enthusiast. The article has been abridged for publication in the Insider.

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Dear Parents of Garfield County: It has come to the attention of the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office and the Utah Highway Patrol that we have an unusually high number of ATV and OHV usage. The problem is with young individuals using OHV and ATV’s for transportation to attend school, school functions, athletic events, church activities and shopping at local businesses. This is not only against the law as outlined in Utah State Code 41-22-30, it is a safety concern for those individual engaging in this practice. The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office and Utah Highway Patrol will be stepping up enforcement of Utah State Law. This is to enhance safety of all of the children in Garfield County. Thank you for your help with this matter. The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office and Utah Highway Patrol.

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The Power of Prevention for Colon Cancer

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by Dr. Mitch Miller, Garfield Memorial Hospital

An old adage suggests that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” It has also been told that “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”. While apples are healthy they are not laced with magical vitamins that can guarantee good health. On the other hand, however, there is some truth that prevention can “prevent” other serious problems down the road. This is where the term “screening” comes into play. Screening is a tool that is used in medicine to detect some disease or some problem before it begins to cause symptoms. There are many screening tools that range from screening for high cholesterol and diabetes, to breast cancer and colon cancer. Colon cancer is a very important cancer to be screening for. Excluding skin cancers, colon cancer is the third

Dr. Mitch Miller is a family practice physician at Garfield Memorial Hospital.

most common cancer in both men and women. It is so common that an individual has a 1 in 20 chance of getting colon cancer at some point throughout their life. It is a myth that colon cancer almost always runs in families. While that can happen, only about 5%

of people with colon cancer have any family members diagnosed with it. A major issue with colon cancer is that by the time it causes symptoms such as pain, bowel blockages or blood in your stool, it is often advanced and more difficult to treat or cure. Colon cancer caught in an early stage has a higher cure rate and less longterm problems from treatments like surgery or chemotherapy. With this being said, we can make a major difference in the outcome by catching colon cancer early. Early detection is where a colonoscopy comes in. A colonoscopy is a procedure that uses a camera to inspect the colon (large intestine) to check for any abnormalities. Abnormalities can range from a cancerous growth to polyps that can be removed before they have had a chance to turn into cancer. Most colon cancer or precancerous pol-

yps can be found on a routine colonoscopy. It is recommend that most people receive their first colonoscopy at age 50. Some people may need a colonoscopy earlier depending on certain conditions. Typically colonoscopies don’t have to be performed every year. If a colonoscopy is completely normal with no polyps or abnormal findings, a person may be able to wait 5-10 years until their next colonoscopy. Lives can be saved from getting a screening colonoscopy. Please see your doctor today to discuss colon cancer screening. With 1 in 20 people developing colon cancer, everyone most likely knows someone who has been affected by this disease. Let us each do our part to catch it early. Please feel free to email any questions or suggestions you have for future topics to

Deer Hit, Goes Through Trailer Wall and is Unharmed

PANGUITCH - On Sunday, November 3, at approximately 3 p.m. close to mile marker 134 on highway 89 a woman called the Garfield County Sherriff’s Office and reported that she had hit something on the highway. Micah Evans, Conservation Officer arrived on the scene. He saw a hole on the front of her travel trailer between the trailer and the vehicle about the size of a 50 gallon drum. He saw no blood on the hole. He asked the woman if he could open the trailer to see what she had hit expecting to find an animal that had been injured or killed. When he opened the trailer he was surprised to see that a 3 point buck had gone through the front wall of the trailer and appeared to be un-

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Above: The entry hole made by the deer when it collided with a trailer in Hwy 89. Right: The young buck deer inside the the trailer (below the back bunk.)

harmed. He got his camera to take a picture. When he took the picture the flash from the camera alerted the animal of an exit to which the buck quickly charged. Officer Evans jumped out of the way as

the buck leapt from the trailer. The deer then leaped a barbed wire fence and ran away. All involved were a bit stunned by this strange occurrence. Sherriff Perkins, on the scene jokingly said to the

Closed Monday and Tuesday woman, “We’re going to have to fine you for hunting without a license.” To which the woman replied, “But I didn’t kill it.” —Garfield County Sheriff’s Office


Phone and Internet Service Disrupted in Boulder Area by Bob Phillips, Contributing Writer


BOULDER - Phone and internet service was disrupted in the Boulder area most of last week due to wind-caused damage to transmission equipment, at times leaving residents and businesses unable to conduct their normal affairs. Efforts to solve the problem by South Central Communications continued all last week and into this week. Land line, cell phone and internet service were affected, and some businesses were unable to process credit cards. Phone service appeared to be mostly restored by the end of last week, although internet connections continued to be erratic. High winds on Tuesday caused damage to equipment on Barney Top, which trans-

mits a microwave signal to the service tower in Boulder, said South Central Director of Operations Kerry Alvey on Monday. The sensitivity of the equipment involved – a “coax transmission line and antennae” – made it difficult to quickly assess the cause of the problem, he said. “Because of the nature of the damage, it’s not something you can look at and say ‘this’ is broken,” said Alvey. “It took us some time and some investigation to find the problem.” Vibrations from the high winds created miniscule but vital damage to the hollow wires of the equipment, which reduces its ability to transmit, Alvey explained. Technicians by Friday

had found a temporary solution to the equipment problem that seems to have mostly stabilized service, he said. New equipment has been ordered and when it arrives, installation will be conducted either very late at night or very early in the morning to minimize further disruption in service, Alvey said. He added that the work will also seek to minimize the chance of future service disruptions. Phone service in Boulder is provided entirely via microwaves. A local fiber optic land line operating off the Boulder microwave tower was installed last year to improve service, but the fiber optic land line running from Escalante ends near Calf Creek, and the line

Thursday, November 7

Monday, November 11

n Education Night, Wayne High School Auditorium, 6-8pm

n Veterans Day Assembly Panguitch Elementary , 2pm

November 7,8,9

Friday, November 22

n Into The Woods Panguitch High Auditorium, 7pm

n Nathan Osmond at Ruby’s Inn, 8pm

Saturday, November 9 n Panguitch Holiday Craft Fair Garfield County Fair Bldg., 10am - 5pm

coming from the north ends at Grover on the other side of Boulder Mountain. Alvey explained that fundamental improvements will ultimately be coming to Boulder’s phone and internet service when the fiber optic line from Escalante is extended to the community. This process could be two years or more due to the necessary acquisition of easements. South Central has applied for a loan from the Rural Utility Service for installing fiber optic cable to Boulder, a project that will cost an estimated $3 million, Alvey said. That money appears to be available, he added. When completed, that line will provide far greater bandwidth—essentially unlimited—to the Boulder area, and “would then take this microwave connection out of the picture,” he said. He apologized on behalf of South Central for the disruption. Although the company has “been basically working on it non-stop since Tuesday,” he added that he understands how critical it is for residents and businesses to have normal service.

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Attention Veterans and Families

Panguitch Elementary School would like to invite you to our Veterans Day Assembly! Panguitch Elementary School Gym November 11, 2013 at 2:00p.m. We will have a short program to honor our Veterans and would like to invite all to attend. Tables will be set up to display any memorabilia you would like to bring. Questions, call Tammy Houston at 676-2388. Hope to see you there!

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Military Aircraft Cont’d from page 1

and the exhausting effort to recover the bodies. It is clear that Heston talked at length with those involved in the discovery and was an astute observer of the people he met and the lives they led. Dear Folks: LaVar Brown walked his horse ahead of the other two riders. The three cowboys were now far back in the desert of South Central Utah and about 75 miles from their homes. They had ridden out to look over the Brigam tea bushes. It was drawing close to November now and at that time each year the tea bushes are fat and ready, or soon would be – soon as the rain showers came. Its a small bush, looking like tumbleweed and the leaves look like toothpicks but the cattle like it and get fat on it. This country was their winter desert range. Brown rode on ahead across the sand and rock strewn bottom of the deep alkali covered dry-wash. Then he stopped. He saw something very strange for that

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few hundred feet with a deep washed[s]. Their horses were nervous. They too knew something was wrong. Dead wrong. Then there it was. Straight ahead for a full mile lay the quiet desert, strewn with bits of bright metal. Here and there lay great blobs of it and finally at the end of the mile they could see one last stack of broken bright metal. Together their spurs nudged their horses and they quietly trotted thru the debris toward the fartherest point. When they had gone nearly to the end, LaVar swung his horse sharply to the left and reined up, stopping the others. There lay a man, face down. He had been there a long time, weeks maybe. They trotted on, this time faster. They reached the final piece of wreckage and by this time they knew it to be an airplane. Quickly they turned their horses around and trotted back thru the area a different way. Now they saw other bodies, here and there, all over. LaVar pulled up his horse and motioned for the others. He told them to continue to look the range over but not to touch anything they found. He would ride back himself with the news.

and men to select, certain types and numbers. Then they left and soon cars and trucks began lining up outside the office. There was a young bright looking 2nd Lt. Osman, in charge of the repair and upkeep of the truck convoy. A 1st Lt. in charge, or rather the executive officer of the party. Then Capt. Mares, the Dr. to take care of all of us and to handle the bodies when we got there. Capt. Thayer, Capt. Mares and myself pushed off in a staff car ahead of the others. The other two officers were to stay with the convoy and pick us up in Loa Utah. We were going ahead to get the lay of the land before the convoy got there. When they arrived we would have a camp site selected, all the local folks rounded up, all the dope doped out and find out who was lying, who had a good clear story of the facts and the best way for getting into the desert, etc. On the way there we hit three snow storms and got to Loa about dark. Loa in on the southern hiway going north and south in central Utah. It is a town only because there is a county courthouse, two gas stations, a Mormon temple [Loa

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tough country. A face towel lay across the top of a sage bush alongside the creek. A creek that has a small trickle of alkali water running along for a hundred feet and then disappearing into the sand again. He leaned down from his saddle and picked it up curiously. It was a clean towel, hadnt been used. He turned and waved at the boys behind him. “What d’ya reckon this’s doin’ here?” The other two pulled their horses up, looked at the towel silently. There isnt much gab wasted among those people. Their eyes started roaming around over the ground. One of them slid out of his saddle and picked up something, turned it over, opened it up as the others watched him. It was a leather pocket book. He slid his fingers into it and pulled out a card. It read, “Charles F. Royce, Sgt. U.S.A.A.F. LaVar who was the chattiest of the bunch said, “huh.” Ike butted into LaVars conversation with his own grunt of “huh.” Ed’s eyes raised from the wallet and he looked far up and down the wash, his eyes stopped moving. LaVar and Ike watched him, then followed his gaze across to the steep badlands side of the wash which rose 300 feet onto the rim of a plateau. There lay a long bright object, flat against the slope. No one said anything for a minute, then LaVar spoke. “There’s a star on it, like on an airplane.” One of the others said, “Yep.” In formation the three moved out across the bottom of the wash toward the bright metal object. LaVar leading them guiding their horses straight up the steep, deep cut of the side of the wash. They knew they were to see strange things and instinctively they all three wanted to get on the higher ground. As they pulled their puffing horses up over the rim they looked east over the flat slopping plateau, cut every

Seated on his finest cowhorse, LaVar made one of the greatest rides known – 75 miles in 6 hours. His horse could barely stand the next day. [Apparently overestimated by Major Heston - the distance from the crash site to the Jeffery Ranch is approximately 30 miles.] LaVar phoned the nearest army air base. He told of the towel and the sergeant on the other end of the wire said, “so what.” Then he told of the purse, and the sarg says, “any dough in it?” Then he told of the airplane wing, the metal and the wreckage and finally the bodies. Then the sarg yells at him, “well why in hell didn’t you say so in the first place?” Well, then the army got into high gear. You’ve got to hand it to the army when it gets going. It wasnt long until my phone rings in my office at Mather Field. In a few minutes I am listening to the C.O. saying, “Well Heston, it sounds like a job for you. Get ready as soon as you can and I will have a bomber waiting for you. We will make ready for you by the time you land in Salt Lake City. Good Luck.” They gave me a plane, with a pilot [and flew in to Salt Lake City]. We had in a long distance call to the cowboy who had found the wreck. He was at Loa, Utah, 180 miles south of Salt Lake City. As we waited for the call to come in I began to tabulate the things we would need. Then the call came thru and we learned that the ‘messenger on horseback’ one named LaVar Brown, had the dope alright, and action was in order. I learned the type of country we would run up against and what they had available for our use down there. The next morning we were up early (Sunday morning) sitting in Thayers office with our phone busy. Soon our officers began to show up, those we selected to go with us. We gave them certain things to collect

L.D.S. Tabernacle] and several homes close together. As we pulled in by the courthouse we saw several hard looking guys standing around in the cold. We stopped and found that we were talking to the very men we wanted to find. They said they had been waiting there for us for several hours. It seemed nothing much to them. I would have impatiently but surely been frozen stiff by now, even though there was no snow on the ground. They didnt talk much or offer much information. They answered questions when asked, short and too brief. The first thing they did was to give me the purse they had found before finding the bodies. LaVar Brown handed it over like it was hot. He was afraid he had done wrong by picking it up. When I told him he’d done right he reddened painfully and kinda shuffled his feet in his high-heeled boots and said, “Well, I dont mind sayin I was plumb worrit. Maybe I done wrong an again maybe I didnt I kept sayin to myself. Then I come acrost Ed here, up the wash yonder and he says, Yu oughtnt a done it, LaVar, it bein a part of the dead, an maybe agin the law too. Didnt sleep much last couple a nights.” I came to find out later that this speech was the longest one LaVar had ever made or ever hoped to make. But from then on he sorta took over the job of spokesman for the crowd so we directed most of our questions to him. Where would we camp. Well, there was the courthouse and a school. We might sleep in one of those buildings, or the church maybe. “We folks take the church as sacred, though,” said LaVar. “Better get my uncle.” He kept saying that, “Better get my uncle” to us during much of our questioning.

Story To be Continued Next Week...

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School Notes ACT Test Prep

All of the 11th grade students in the State of Utah will have the opportunity to take the ACT exam this year. The Utah State Office of Education (USOE) recently announced that all of the Local Education Agencies (LEA) will be offering an online ACT prep program that will help students prepare for the upcoming ACT test. The ACT test prep pro-

gram that has been selected by USOE is called Shmoop. Shmoop content is written by Ph.D. students from Stanford, Harvard, UC Berkley and other top universities. Shmoop has the ability to provide test prep content in all areas on the ACT. It also has the ability to offer full length practice exams. The results from these exams will allow students and teachers to quickly assess the student’s weaknesses and assign extra drills or review sessions. The students in the Gar-

field School District should have the opportunity to utilize Shmoop in November. Students who utilize the Shmoop program should see increases in their ACT scores. There is no charge to the student to access the program. All expenses associated with Shmoop will be paid by the Utah State Office of Education. For additional information contact your local High School Principal. —Superintendent Ben Dalton

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Region Champs in Volleyball: 3rd in State! -Halloween at PHSMonday morning saw the halls of PHS fill with happy students and a proud volleyball team. Indeed, all supporters of Bobcat sports were in high spirits as a hard-fought region trophy was brought into the auditorium. And thus, a celebratory Monday morning assembly was brought on. To celebrate both the impressive acheivement by the girls in blue and the new quarter, the student council ushered the students and faculty of PHS into the auditorium. As a special treat, Slader Matthew and the rest of the council showed an entertaining and exceedingly funny Halloween-themed video. In addition, the assembly was also the scene for the crowning of the new Students and Teacher of the Month of October. Mrs. Frandsen announced that McClain Miller would proudly claim the middle school certificate and free donut prize, while Mor-

gan Barney would go on to capture the honor for the high school. As for the Teacher of the month, the student council readily selected a smiling Mrs. Bennett, who gladly accepted her certificate and complimentary Butterfinger. Lets not forget about the festivities going around this time of year. The many weeks spent preparing for Sadie Hawkins dwindled down to a few final days of anticipation. The halls of PHS were abuzz with eagerly-prepared girls touching up final details (along with a few last minute asks and answers). With the stage set for a fun filled time, I think it’s safe to say that the girls and boys of PHS will have a great weekend. Boo! Did I scare you? Probably not (I never was very convincing). Halloween is also in full swing this week. This fact was hard to forget, due to not only the fun and enter-


taining Halloween activity on Thursday, but the spook alley that was expertly put on by the Panguitch FFA chapter. For a fee of $3, Panguitch scareseekers were taken through a craftily-constructed maze that included a werewolf’s lair, a haunted graveyard, and even a mad scientist’s lab! A $3 meal of BBQ pork was also provided, making it a good time for children, teenager’s and adult’s alike. Good job you guys! We closed the week and the month of October with the Volleyball girls playing their hearts out at the state competition. While we didn’t get to hear any sirens for these hardworking players, they still rallied well and came together to take 3rd place, a great accomplishment on any day. Donnie Corwin is a senior at Panguitch High School and serves as high school historian.

by Vicki Syrett


BRYCE VALLEY COMING EVENTS: • Community Council Meeting BVE, Monday, Nov 11. • Spring IVC/EDNET registration opens for Snow College, Tuesday, Nov. 19

We are still looking for a news correspondent for the high school. Anyone brave enough to help out?

The ‘Brig Gig’ is Back... in Support of Toys for Tots Hmmm...Is There Anybody You’d Like to See Get Arrested...? GARFIELD CO. - Since 1775 the Marine Corps has defended freedom and democracy, a duty they have fulfilled with honor, courage and commitment. As they have fulfilled that duty, marines have earned a well-deserved reputation for toughness. There’s another side, however, to the Marine Corps. That side springs from a genuine concern for the communities in which they live, and a deep compassion for the underprivileged children of America. That’s the side that exemplifies the spirit of the Marine Corps. That side is found in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. It all began in December In 1947, with a hand crafted doll. The wife of Marine Reserve Major Bill Hendricks made this doll and asked her husband to deliver it to an organization that would present it to a less fortunate child on Christmas day. Major Hendricks could find no agency to provide such a service. To help fill that void, Major Hendricks and members of his Los Angeles Marine Reserve Unit, collected and distributed 5,000 toys to needy children of Los Angles during Christmas 1947. It was this seed that was planted which established Toys for Tots.

This will be the second year for the Toys for Tots in Garfield County. The Marine Corps Reserve will again give Garfield County resources to provide gifts for distribution to families in Garfield County. The Toys for Tots will work with the local Sub for Santa and Angel Tree Organizations Additionally public agencies such as schools, social services, Department of Workforce Services, church’s and others will be assisted to help reach families in need. The Marine Corp has asked for a fund raiser to be held in each area. The Panguitch Toys for Tots’ fund raiser was the Brig Gig. The Big Gig consisted of people throughout the County being arrested on frivolous charges. The names of the people who were arrested were given by a friend or family member. The person appeared before a pretend judge with a pretend prosecuting attorney. The people were then placed on probation having to raise funds for their set bail. The Brig Gig will be held again this year. If you would like to have someone arrested and charged for frivolous charges please contact Garry or Rachelle Holbrook at 435-6763020 or email at .

You can also support Toys for Tots by donating a new, unwrapped toy at a toy collection site near you or by assisting with Toy collection and sorting. In addition multiple fundraisers will be held throughout the County. As part of the Marine Corps Toys for Tots, it is required that fundraising is done in areas that are served. This shows that the community is supportive of the vision the Marine Corps has with Toys for Tots. It is my hope that through the fundraising and donations I will be able to show to the Marine Corps Reserve, Citizens of Garfield County support this program and Toys for Tots can become an annual event for our communities and citizens in Garfield County. If you would like to donate gifts, money or time and would like to know more about how you can do this, please get in touch with me, either in person or I can be reached at http://Panguitch-ut.toysfortots. org or by phone at 435-6763020. You can apply for services or apply to volunteer also at —Garry Holbrook

November 7, 2013

Loa Elementary Snippets by Lisa Stevens

Second Graders Discover Math Is FUN! Mrs. Libby Torgerson’s students have been busy learning their multiplication facts and have discovered math is really fun. “Our class really likes Power Math,.” said Mrs. Torgerson, “During this time we are learning our multiplication facts, doing Center Activities on what we are learning in math each day, and math tasks.” In science the students are learning about habitats, food webs, and food chains. They have learned what producers and consumers are, and think it is neat that they are at the top of the food chain. “They are very happy that the T-Rex isn’t alive today, because then we would not be at the top of the food chain!” Mrs. Torgerson’s class is learning cursive writing and doing a great job! Mr. Ellett’s fifth grade students made a pledge to be drug free and created posters to hang in the hall. Mrs. Johnson had several videos from CUES that students watched throughout the week about being drug and bully free. The

students wore red on Tuesday, and they all had a red-ribbon to wear for prizes that were given away at lunch time drawings. “First Quarter is over and parent teacher conferences are toLoa Elementary School day,” said Mr. Ellett, Dates to Remember: “School is going fast and the students are • November 7th (R) Parent/Teacher doing well.” Conferences 1-8 In Mrs. Black• November 27th- (W) Minimum burn’s kindergarten Day class, students are • November 28th-29th (R-F) Thanksbusy learning their giving Break sounds and blending them together to make short words, time.” The community council they are also starting to read. planned many fun activities for The class has taken a challenge the students; there was a pumpfrom BOOK IT to read 20 min- kin patch on the playground at utes during the school day start- school, storytelling, decorate ing Monday Oct. 28th and end- cookies, and coloring.” In the ing Dec. 20th. This past week afternoon all the students went students pledged to “Keep our to each classroom to play games Hands Off of Drugs” on Mon- and then of course parents came day. “We have enjoyed our as- to watch the traditional costume semblies and videos this week parade around the block. Thank to help us be Drug Free” said you to the community council Mrs. Blackburn. The kindergar- members, teachers and room ten students were so excited for mothers who helped with all of Halloween, and had such a fun this week’s activities.

Highlight on Hanksville Elementary by Jasmine Wilson Hanksville Elementary has an exciting and creative program being introduced this year sponsored by the PTA. The Student of the Month program. The PTA would like to recognize great behavior as well as help motivate and create good citizens. The program picks one student in every class and rewards them for being a great student. In order to become Student of the Month, the students of Hanksville Elementary have to fulfill these requirements: Turn in their assignments on time, behave appropriately, turn in homework on time, and this student must show kindness and respect. At the end of the year, the three students who are Student of the Month the most, get a prize. First place prize receives an electric scooter, Second place a robot dog, and Third receives a four wheel scooter. For the month of September, our Students of the Month were: Maggie Ekker, 4th grader in Mrs. Robison’s class, Shawn Lusko, 3rd grader in Mrs. Wilkins class, and Dalvina Wagoner, kindergartener in Mrs. Wells class. Hanksville Elementary’s Students of the Month for SeptemThese students come to school ber were: Shawn Lusko, 3rd grade; Dalvina Wagoner, kineveryday with smiling faces dergarten; and Maggie Ekker, 4th grade. and are eager to learn from their teachers at Hanksville Elementary. Congratulations to these children and we look forward to having a bright year and moving forward in learning!

Bryce Valley Elementary News by Maren Stewart and Addie Steele

Thanks to all the Room Mothers who came to help out with the classroom Halloween parties. They make a big difference.. Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held this week onf Wednesday the 6th and Thursday the 7th from 12:20 on. Lunch and breakfast will still be served both days. KUED kids challenges Utah Students to read 20 minutes each day during November! Bryce Valley Elementary accepted that challenge to show that they are “WILD ABOUT READING” and received a grant to host a SUPER READER PARTY. All students of BV Elementary have been challenged to track the number of minutes they read during the month of November. On Wednesday, October 30th a kickoff assembly was held to get the kids excited about reading. At this assembly they received their “WILD ABOUT READING” log which they are to record their reading minutes during the month of November. Each student was challenged to read a minimum of 20 minutes each day for a total of 600 minutes during the month of November. These logs are to be turned into the Bryce Valley Elementary Library no later that December 5th. On January 30, 2014, all Bryce Valley Elementary students will join KUED to celebrate their achievement at the 21st annual Super Reader Party with a virtual Field Trip that coincides with the theme “WILD ABOUT BOOKS.” Who

knows, we may even be able to virtually travel to Africa. Students who turned in their logs with a total of 600 minutes will receive a “Wild About Reading” T-shirt donated by the PTA and a Book donated by KUED. This week, first Grade had a lot of fun learning about spiders and insects while getting ready for Halloween. We loved the carnival—thank you PTA. We are looking forward to learning about the pilgrims and Indians and Thanksgiving. Third grade has had a crazy week of learning and fun! We have been studying character traits and...each student completed a character pumpkin

on a book they have read. Fourth Grade are multiplying multi-digit numbers. They are all excited to participate in the “Wild About Reading” project for the whole elementary. Fifth grade has had an awesome Halloween. They carved pumpkins to celebrate and had alot of fun! We are doing lots of reading. We finished our book hatchet and took tests on it, Sixth grade:We have been working on moon phases and opposites between negative and positive numbers. Hope you all had a safe and fun Halloween day!

Education Night! Sponsored by WHS & WMS

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

Will be held at the WHS Auditorium

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

“Equipping Students to Defeat Bullying Positively”

Breakout Sessions! Choose from two of the following:

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

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

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by Mack Oetting

Lady Cats Vollleyball Finishes Outstanding Season

The Lady Cats had a really great year, playing outstanding volleyball. They took first at Region 20 in three sets against Piute. At State the Ladies easily waded through their first two games, winning both in straight sets. This set them up in the semi-finals against St. Joseph, the number 1# team in the state. St. Joe lived up to their ranking by taking out the Cats in three close sets. The girls played St. Joe tough, but things that were the Cats’ strong suits, serving and shot blocking weren’t there. Meanwhile the Piute Thunderbirds beat the Tournament favorite Rich, last year’s champs. This win set up the third place game, between PHS and Rich. In this game everything went right with the Cats in tak-

ing out Rich in three sets and fairly easy, taking third at state. In the Championship game, St. Joe won in 4 sets with the Thunderbirds winning one of the sets. Region 20 had three teams in the top 6, Piute 2nd, PHS 3rd, and Wayne taking 6th place. The Lady Cats have had a great year, improving on last year 5th place finish. St. Joe’s team was made up of mostly seniors and with many of the Ladies coming back next year, it should be the Ladies’ year. McKayla Heaton and Kambree Josie were both elected to the All-State Academic team. This was McKayla’s second Academic team she has been named to this year. The fall season is over and next up is the winter season, with both the boys and girls

basketball teams seeing a lot of action. The Lady Cats do not have any seniors this year and these were the girls that won 11 games in a row last year, at the end of the regular season and are really fun to watch. The boys have a bunch of really good athletes in the ninth grade class to blend in with the returnees from last year. Wrestling coach Matt Houston says he has a new group of ninth graders that are going a long way this year. Matt and Cory Owens have been working with these kids since they were in grade school and feel that they should have another good team this year. It’s not too late to get your season tickets, high school sports are the only game in town.

Girls Volleyball Academic All State Winners

Annie Anderson

Above, lower photo: Whittni Orton, the Girl’s 1A State Champion in Cross Country crosses the finish line. Aove, top photo: The second place at State Boys Cross Country Team. The boys team L to R are Connor Anderson, Jonah Schoppe, Garrett Finch, Keldon Norris, Kyler Norris, Josiah Sarles, and Ian Anderson. —Annie Anderson

Farm Bureau Celebrates Pizza Month Congratulations to the 1-A Academic All-State Winners for Volleyball. Their combined grade point average is 3.997. They are: Sarah Taylor-Wayne; Rebekah Rasmussen-Wayne; Maggie Ellett-Wayne; Brinlee Chappell-Wayne; Jodi Hoyt-Valley; Jessica Wood-Valley (Not in picture); DaNelle Thacker-Altamont; Taylor Talbot-Bryce Valley; Allie Wall-Dugway; McKayla Heaton-Panguitch. —Lesa Rasmussen

Family Practice Becky Roberts, FNP, GNP

Family Practice Colin Marshall, DO

Family Practice Mitch Miller, DO

Family Practice Tim Dennis, PA-C

ESCALANTE - National Pizza Month is observed each October across the USA and in much of Canada. The Garfield County Farm Bureau participated in the celebration by working with Escalante Elementary and High Schools. As part of the Utah Farm Bureau Food Link Program (where consumers are educated on where their food comes from) Garfield County Farm Bureau Vice President Cassie Lyman presented to students in kindergarten through sixth grade on where each main ingredient for pizza comes from as well as the nutritional pros and cons to pizza. Through games and hands on activities students learned how long it take to grow pizza and the steps of making wheat to flour. The eighth grade students worked on understanding the Columbian Exchange through old world and new world foods (8th graders had to figure out if we had not had the Columbian Exchange would we have pizza today). Interesting facts were shared, like: 94% of Ameri-

Garfield County Farm Bureau Vice President Cassie Lyman during Pizza Month presentation at Escalante Elementary. cans eat pizza at least once a month, that figures equal the consumption of about 45 slices of pizza per person in the U.S. each year, and Americans definitely love their pizza by devouring 100 acres of pizza per day, or 350 slices per second. “It was a great opportunity to talk with the students of Escalante about where their food

comes from and help bridge the gap between farmers and ranchers and the everyday consumer”, said Cassie Lyman. For more information about Garfield County Farm Bureau call county President Bruce Fulmer or visit Utah Farm Bureau website utfb. —Cassie Lyman

obituaries Family Practice Todd Mooney, MD

Anesthesiology Lewis Barney, CRNA

Certified Nurse Midwife DeAnn Brown, CNM, MSN

Family Practice Richard Birch, DO

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Dannie Keith Pollock

TAYLORSVILLE/ESCALANTE - Dannie Keith Pollock, 79, of Taylorsville and formerly of Escalante passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on November 4, 2013. Dannie was born September 10, 1934, to Joseph Coleman and Carma Riddle Pollock in Escalante, Utah. Dannie married Arta Beth Alvey on February 21, 1955. They have three children; Dannie Joe (Roxanne) Pollock, Kenneth Layne (Tammy) Pollock, and Christie Geneal (Jason) Sims. Grandpa loved having his nine grandkids and six great-grandkids around him at all times. Dannie worked in the uranium mines in Southern Utah as a heavy-equipment operator. He moved to Salt Lake City where he worked 27 years for the State of Utah Department of Transportation. He was the founder of Airmeter Services, Construction Testing and Engineering, and Nuclear Testing

Services, which he operated for 25 years with his partner Don Muir. Dannie was an avid hunter, loved discovering antiques, and couldn’t pass up a gun show. Dannie leaves behind his wife, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews who adored him. He also leaves behind brothers and sister-in-laws, Ilene Coffman, Merle Hansen, Thelma Smith, Boyd and Claudia Al-

vey, and Blair and Geneal Frazier, who consider him to be their own brother. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Glynn Pollock, and sister Gayla Leake. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Escalante Cemetery. Family and friends may visit on Friday, November 8, 2013 at the Paradise Ward House at 1555 West Lovely Road (5190 South) in Taylorsville from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The family would like to thank Intermountain Homecare Hospice staff who cared for Dan so lovingly and the many friends who visited, too numerous to mention, who made his last days more bearable. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at

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obituaries Ronnie L. Krause 1958 - 2013

BICKNELL - Ronnie Lee Krause, age 55, died October 30, 2013 at his home. He was born September 23, 1958, in Salt Lake City, Utah. His parents are Dee Lyle and Lila Rodriquez Johnson. He graduated from Wayne High School, Class of 1978. Ronnie married Patty Pace, June 22, 1985 in Loa, Utah. They were later divorced. He was a member of the LDS Church. He worked for UDOT for 25 years. Ronnie loved hunting, camping, riding his Harley and going to car shows. He loved spending time with his three beautiful grandkids. He always had the dream of owning his own restaurant and he and his family successfully ran the Sunglow Family Restaurant and Motel in Bicknell for many years. Ronnie is survived by his three children: Brandy and Jake Jones of Lyman; Kelsey and Daniel Brinkerhoff of Bicknell; Lonny D. Krause of Loa; three beautiful grandkids: Makayla Jones, Lyndee Jones and Wyllie Brinkerhoff; his mother, Lila Johnson of Bicknell; sisters and brothers: Marcee and Mike Pueblo of Queen Creek, Arizona; William Krause of Escalan-

te; Susan and Dave Behunin of Torrey; David K. and Desiree Johnson of Bicknell. He was preceded in death by his dad, Dee Lyle Johnson. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. in the Thurber LDS Ward Chapel in Bicknell, where friends may visit with the family Monday evening from 6 to 8 P.M. or Tuesday morning from 11:00 to 12:30 prior to the services. Burial will be in the Bicknell Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah. On line guest book at:

Ella Bybee

PANGUITCH - Our sister and aunt, Ella Bybee, 87, passed away October 28, 2013 in Panguitch. She was born November 11, 1925 in Tropic the seventh of 14 children born to Levi Marion and Ella Riding Bybee.

Ella worked at Ruby’s Inn as a housekeeper and was a valued employee. She provided loving care for her mother for many years . She was quiet, soft-spoken, contented and rarely got angry. She paid attention to fashion and jewelry. Ella cared about her appearance, and always wanted to look nice, even while living in the care center. She loved baking

and provided tasty cakes for her nieces and nephews. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She is survived by her siblings: Erma (Jim) Clarke, Enoch; Giovanna (Lyndon) Sudweeks, Tropic; Mark (Chloeen) Bybee, Monroe; Mary Shumway, Escalante; Sandra (Terry) Ward, Magna; sister-in-law, Thelma Bybee, Tropic; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents; siblings: June, Walden (Laura), Jean (Carl) Syrett, Clive, Cryel, Frank (Edith), Clyde R. (Della), Erna (Bill) Casebolt; brother-in-law, Paul Steed. The family would like to express thanks to Garfield Memorial Hospital—Extended Care for their loving care of Aunt Ella for the past 10 years. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. in the Tropic LDS Ward Chapel, where friends may call from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Burial will be in the Tropic Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at

Marjorie Erickson Mott 1918 - 2013

LOA - Our kind and beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-greatgrandmother, sister and friend, Marjorie Bernice Brown Erickson Mott, age 95, died November 2, 2013 in Loa, surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 27, 1918 in Loa, a daughter of Fredrick ElRoy and Phoebe Harriet Bastian Brown. She attended Wayne High School. Marjorie married Hearold Erickson, June 2, 1937 in Loa, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple. He died March 20, 1978. She later married Vern Smith Mott, September 3, 1983 in Loa. He died February 11, 2004. Marjorie was an active member of the LDS Church, serving in the Ward and Stake Primary and in the Loa Ward Young Women. She was a visiting teacher for over 30 and served on the compassionate services committee for almost 40 years. Marjorie served a mission to the Tennessee Nashville Mission, 1980-81. She was a member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers for many years. Marjorie loved her family and enjoyed doing anything with them. She is survived by her sons: Merlin and Kathy Erickson of Loa; Ronald Kay and June Erickson of Glenwood; 9 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Donna and

Reed Lindsay of Provo. She was preceded in death by a son, Shirl Hearold Erickson; both of her husbands, Hearold Erickson and Vern S. Mott; her parents, Roy and Phoebe Brown; and three brothers: LaVor and May Brown, Lon and Melda Brown, Tone and Ethel Brown. Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. in the Loa LDS Stake Center. Friends may call for viewing at the Springer Turner Funeral Home in Richfield, Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 P.M. or at the Stake Center in Loa, Thursday morning from 11:00 to 12:30 prior to the services. Burial will be in the Loa Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah. On line guest book at: www.

November 7, 2013

by Mack Oetting ~ mackoetting It’s 5:30 on Sunday that I am writing this and it’s dark out side. I don’t like standard time. Yes it’s nice to sleep an extra hour in the morning, but it is so depressing being dark so early. I wish they would stay on daylight savings time year around. When we go on standard time heart attacks go up and depression problems with it. In Fairbanks, Alaska, they fly people out for six weeks in the winter because of the darkness and depression problems. I wish Utah would become the first state to stay on daylight saving time year around, wouldn’t it be nice?. At least the time change came after Halloween so the kids can get in some trick or treats before dark. This week has lots going on: The PHS Drama Club is putting on “Through the Woods.” It started last night the 6th and runs through Saturday November 9th, starting at 7:00. Elaine Baldwin and Cheryl Church have spent a lot of hours with the cast to bring this classic to Panguitch. This play has been double cast, which means that you can go on different nights and get a different show. The cost for this fine effort is $5.00 and well worth it. Come out and join the fun. Friday night will be the annual Search and Rescue thank you dinner. Sheriff Danny has dinner to thank all of the Search and Rescue folks in the County that are ready to help out in a moments notice. Dinner will be a Ebenezer’s Dinner Theater and will be at 6:00pm. The food’s great and you can meet with other Search and Rescuers that have the same desire to help out, like yourself. Saturday the 9th, is the Fall Craft Fair. Looking for some great Christmas gifts? There will be a large variety of items available at great prices. The Sub for Santa candy

booth will be there with the best home made chocolate/ candy, breads and sweets anywhere. There will be lunch available for your enjoyment. Come early for the best deals. Monday the 11-11 is Veterans Day. The Elementary School will be honoring Veterans from Panguitch and Hatch with their annual program. Instead of having the day off, the schools have students learn about these men and women serving their country, in time of peril. It is at 2:00 pm this year. Monday evening the American Legion Post 25 will be hosting a dinner for all of the Veterans and their spouses from Panguitch and Hatch. This will be held at the Senior Center at 6:30, there will be great food, entertainment and good company, bring your sea stories, we love to hear them. Wasn’t that wind something, last week on Monday?. Watching the leaves blowing down Main Street on their way to Piute was really cool. I didn’t have to pull them out of our garden; they just blew away with the wind. The down side is it blew away some of my campaign signs, oh well. McKenzie Humphreys (her maiden name), is through with her medical training in the Air Force and has been transferred to Alaska. She stopped by, with her family (two daughters and her husband) to visit my Granddaughter Teah in Seattle on their way to Alaska. She is doing real good and is eager to get to work in her new career. McKenzie is the daughter of Todd Humphrey of Hatch. Signs that winter has arrived: Henrie’s has closed for the season. Oil has dropped $15.00 a barrel in the last month and fuel prices have tumbled. SLC $3.23, Richfield $3.33, Cedar $3.39 and $3.29 in St. George. Don’t you love it?

Regardless of the outcome of the election, in my opinion I don’t care for the running of the election by absentee votes. I don’t know if this is a state wide way of doing an election or locally. Its not fair to the candidates and seems to be really costly, with 90 cents postage and the advertising in the Insider for three weeks, plus having to pay those who do the counting of the ballots. Back to China. We flew into Shanghai after our visit with the Terra Cotta Warriors. Shanghai is really something, it is beautiful, it sits on the river and has over 2,000 buildings of 20 stories or higher. There are currently 1,800 new buildings under constructing, and there are over 32 million people living in Shanghai and many of the building are condos. They bring in design engineers from all over the world to design these building and I haven’t ever seen sky scrapers that even come close to the beauty of these buildings. They have the third tallest building, they call the “can opener,” that is 1200 feet tall and next to it is one that will be 600 feet taller and will be the second largest building in the world. All of this building has come about in the last 19

years. In Shanghai we visited museums and a silk factory. At the silk factory we got a demonstration on how they harvest the silk. With the single cocoon they feed the silk in to a machine that winds it on spools. With the super cocoon, (two or more larvae) a woman splits the cocoon and stretches it over a round ball and increases the silk by four fold. She then hands it to 4 women who grab a corner and stretches it out to an 8’ by 8’ sheet. These are made into comforters that are really warm. I purchased a pillow that was filled with silk. For the last twenty five years, I have had a stiff neck problem while sleeping and I have taken ibuprofen to kill the pain. As strange as it may seem, with the pillow no more neck pain and no pills. Now that’s its winter I sure wish I had bought one of their comforters We also went to a Embroidery Institute. It takes 10 years to be a master embroider and the patience these women have is unbelievable. The silk thread is similar to a spider web. It can take up to a year to complete a picture, the reverse side of the art work is the same as the front. All is well, don’t worry! Mack O.

Panguitch Senior Center HOT LUNCH PROGRAM

87 N 50 W • 676-2281/676-1140 Suggested donation $3.00 60 & older, $7.00 under 60 Call before 10 AM of the day of attendance to reserve a spot. Tues. Nov. 12th Wed. Nov. 13th Thurs. Nov. 14th Taco salad w/h meat, beans, cheese, lettuce & tomato Pickled beets Pears Cinnamon roll

Homemade chicken soup w/h vegetables Carrot pineapple salad Mandarin oranges Choc. applesauce cake

Chicken fried steak Potatoes & gravy Green beans Peaches Tapioca pudding

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As you come into town have you noticed the wonderful paintings on the old Sears Catalog store building. You can thank wonderful Val Kelly for the artwork. She has spent many hours working on beautifying the buildings front and it has worked. Thanks Val for sharing your wonderful talent with us and making the already nice main street even nicer. On 10th of November at 4:00 P.M. come out to hear the fantastic violin works of Jake Grimshaw. He will be performing from Book one and we are told he does a wonderful job. He would love your support. Parents are Chad and Mindy Grimshaw of Tropic. Abbagail Harman will be leaving on December 4th to enter the MTC in preparation for her mission to Independence Missouri. Also leaving are Dirk Chynoweth and Bobbie Jones. Dirk is going to Australia speaking Chinese and Bobbie is going to California Rancho Cucomonga . That is also the time our grandson Alex Frahm enters MTC on his way to England Slavic speaking mission. Congratulations and best of luck to all the missionaries going out. Wyatt Mecham is all ready to start a new job after graduation from SUU and finishing up POST - Police Officer Safety Training -. He is going to work for the Division of Wildlife Resources as a Conservation Officer. His assignment will be given to him in December. Wyatt and wife Chyenne are expecting a new little boy any day now so they are very excited about the turns their life has taken. Congratulations and good luck to you in your new adventure in life. Way to go Wyatt. On the 17th of November it is the Primary Program and the kids are asked to practice their parts and be ready for the

program. Congratulations to Braden Syrett who became a Deacon. He is the son of Brady and Shawnee Syrett. Baby Zola Ava Carter was blessed today by her grandfather, Carl Boyd. She is the daughter of Pleas and Katherine Carter and the granddaughter of Carl and Mary-Miller Boyd of Tropic. She came home to join her brothers and sisters who are happy to have her. Looks like the future holds travel plans for Berkeley and Susan Thompson. They are going to South Africa for two weeks to visit the place the Berkeley served his mission. He is way excited and can’t wait to show Susan where he was for two years of his life. Milton and Brenda Rose of Henrieville had Jeff and Rebecca Lilndsey and their family here for a visit. Rebecca is the Rose’s daughter. Ronald Hunt of Orderville and Gayle Moore of Henrieville both attended a class on Scout Advancement Training in Orem. They were at the Scout Office there and learned many things to bring back to the Scout Leaders in their towns. It was good to talk to Catherine Littlefield and hear that she is now home and waiting for the day her husband Marion joins her out of the Dixie Regional Hospital. She thinks he will get to come home the first of the week and can’t wait. Catherine will have to go back on her Physical Therapy for her knee surgery since it got interrupted. She is hoping that all the walking she had to do at the hospital helped to take place of some of that therapy. Welcome home Catherine we have really missed you. In St. George this weekend there was a Marching Band competition and a couple

of grandparents in Tropic had grandsons involved. Trajan Littlefield of Smithfield, Utah took part with his school, Skyview and they did quite well. They took 5th place all around. It was held at Dixie State University and there were many, many bands competing. There were teams from all over Utah and surrounding states as well. Mitch and Jess Littlefield are Trajan’s parents and they were there with their other children along with Catherine, Lynette Orton, Charlene and Britnee Littlefield. Trajan’s team placed second in one competition. Catherine and Marion Littlefield are the grandparents in Tropic and great grandma is Violet Rae Hughes of Cannonville. Also taking part in this band competition was our grandson, Makay Jensen. He took part with his team from Canyon View High School in Cedar City. Canyon View is the only Field Marching Band in Souther Utah. They improved their score by 80 points in St. George and received and Excellent award in Las Vegas. Makay is the son of Mike and Stacie Jensen of Enoch and the grandson of Art and Vicki Syrett of Tropic. In our little towns in Bryce Valley area we have a lot of secret angels. One young lady with beautiful red hair grows her hair out to below her waist every three years and then cuts it off and donates it to “Locks of Love” Great job Cecy. Young Addie Steele worked hard on making a cute Halloween project and filled it with wonderful caramel corn and brought to me as a gift. It made this old lady very happy and touched. I loved it. Her Mom, Angie Steele is also always busy doing things to help others out like putting together carpool rides to place far away so people have an opportunity

to go with them. There is a married couple who would trounce me if I said their names but they are always there when someone has a problem or needs help and they give of their services. Such as a load of wood or rides or even taking care of kids. You both know who you are and I salute you for your good service to people in town, Another who is willing to give in our community is Dana Courtright who is always ready to step in and help someone in need and to organize a fund raiser, or find a solution or whatever it takes.. I am sure there are many others who do this but these are the ones I know for sure about. In this month of Gratitude it is good to know we have people like this that can give of themselves without looking for anything back. Jerry and Carol Pollock and Kristine Nez had a wonderful weekend. They went to Stake Temple Night on Friday in St. George and then on Saturday they traveled up to Mount Timpanogas Temple for the Endowment Session for Jessica Allen. She is the daughter of Marion Pollock Allen who is Jerry’s sister. Jessica is preparing to go on a mission to Salem Oregon. It was a great weekend for all of us. What a fun Halloween thanks to all you amazing people who stepped up and worked so hard to make this a great Halloween! The haunted Forrest was a hit about 175 people went through and the carnival was sooooo fun today! I’m so grateful to live in such a great place with so many wonderful people! Thx thx(From Luciene Syrett) Have a safe week and please call or email your news so we can have a column. Thanks VS

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TORREY NewZ Adus Dorsey

The idea for the Panoramaland Honor Flight of Utah was hatched in the summer of 2013; by September she was visibly growing wings. On October 30th the big bird stepped to the edge, spread her beautiful new wings and made her maiden flight. In 2013 The Panoramaland Resource and Conservation Development and the Panoramaland Fund at the Community Foundation of Utah announced that they were partnering to provide a unique experience for veterans: Honor Flight Network, a memorable, safe, and rewarding Tour of Honor of Washington, DC. Panoramaland Honor Flight of Utah, the only local hub of the Honor Flight National program (http://www., would work to transport Utah’s veterans to Washington, D.C. on a three-day trip to visit memorials dedicated in their honor for their service and sacrifices worldwide. Top priority would be given to America’s most senior heroes—veterans of World War II and those with terminal illnesses who wish to visit their memorial. All men and women born in Utah serving stateside or overseas are eligible to participate through the Utah hub. The three-day trip would generally include visits to the WWII, Korean & Vietnam, Iwo Jima memorials, Arlington National Cemetery, the National Marine Museum at Quantico and Ft. McHenry, in Maryland. Through the end of 2012 Honor Flight has transported more than 98,500 veterans to Washington, D.C. to see their memorial. The Honor Flight program presently has 127 hubs in 41 states. This was the first such effort in Utah and was led by volunteer Dan Curtis, who has been involved with Honor Flights since 2008. “Our World War II vets are dying at a rate of just over 600 a day. Only 1.2 million veterans remain of the 16 million who served our nation. Most have never seen the beautiful memorial built in their honor on the Nation’s Mall. There is no greater feeling than seeing the smiles – and tears – on these heroes faces, and to know we have given them a powerful and healing gift.” Each trip is estimated to cost $700.00 per person, provided solely through donations from the public, the Vets are joined by leaders and guardians who generally must cover their own expenses ($700). The Wayne County Honor Flight contingent consisted of Dee Hatch, World War II Veteran and Bronze Star recipient, Dennis and Maridee Hiskey of Teasdale, and Adus Dorsey of Torrey, Dennis and Adus both veterans of the Viet Nam era. Also on the Honor Flight from the Hatch family was Zane Hatch (Dee’s brother and World War II veteran, assisting every one and anyone (and keeping constant tabs on me) were Susan (Hatch) Bagley and Carson Bagley of Aurora, Utah, JaNae (Hatch) Blake married to the infamous Larry Blake of Richfield, Chris, Linda and Hatch of St. George. ABC 4 of Salt Lake City also sent news correspondent Kim Johnson and videographer Pot-

Dee Hatch at Ft. McHenry on the Chesapeake Bay. ter to document the trip, video clips of the trip are available for viewing on the KTVX ABC 4 story/utah-wwii-veterans-getstar-studded-treatment-onhonor-flight/d/story/HPklrMb0yUueMf0s-EXMVQ The first Utah Honor Flight, with a police and motorcycle escort left the Salt Lake City airport for Washington, DC on October 30th at, “O” dark thirty. At the Salt Lake City, Denver, and Dulles Intentional airports the Utah veterans were expertly and thoroughly expedited through airport TSA security, all the while greeted with appreciation, tears and applause by fellow travelers. Aboard Southwest airlines to Washington, DC the Utah veterans were elevated to celebrity status and received first class treatment, with water cannon salutes generated by the airport emergency and security escort staff in Denver and Salt Lake. It also became apparent that the Southwest Airlines pilots and onboard staff were at the top of their game, and as always, would be providing preferential and presidential type treatment to every veteran and traveler on the plane, serving up every available beverage, packaged peanuts and pretzels that were on board the air plane. At the Washington, DC Dulles airport, airport staff were anxiously waiting and had twenty-two wheelchairs lined up and ready to swiftly shuttle the first Utah Honor Flight veterans to an awaiting deluxe 56 passenger bus, a bus so special that even it felt compelled to honorably kneel at their arrival. The first stop on the Honor Flight tour was the Smithsonian Aerospace museum which the Space Shuttle Discovery now calls home along with its cousins the Enola Gay and many, many other distant winged relatives. The likes of Huey helicopters used in every war since its invention, the black stealth bomber, and every type of flying aircraft historically imaginable, all housed together sharing their stories in

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a huge hangar the size of Torrey Town. Checking into the Quantico, Virginia Ramada Inn took on military type precision, sleeping assignments and room keys were handed out so precisely that it reminded me of Marine Corps boot camp. Once settled into motel rooms, veterans and guardians alike placed a heavy strain on the Quantico Ramada Inn plumbing system with toilets full and flushing faster than half time at any NFL Super Bowl. Falling asleep was easy and five a.m. reveille came early. Thursday, Halloween, the 31st of October was the biggest of days on the first ever Utah Honor flight and Kim Johnson of KTVX ABC 4 was busier than a Utah honey bee gathering memories from the Utah Honor Flight World War II Veterans. At roll call at the Quantico, Virginia Marine Corps Museum Kim, with her trusty videographer Potter, Kim showed her news expertise, fitting of any Olympic marathoner, and her “on air” results were deserving of a gold medal performance. The newly constructed World War II Memorial on the Washington Mall was the next stop on the Utah 2013 Honor Flight tour. A memorial site so spectacular that it brought a shortness of breath and tears of reverence to the eyes of many of WW II veterans and those of us from Utah that have never had the opportunity to have seen it before. After an hour or so at the World War II Memorial there was a contemplative and conversationally interesting quarter mile stroll, while slowly pushing veterans in wheel chairs along the reflecting pool between the Washington and World War II Memorials, all the way to the powerful Korea and Lincoln memorials. The much needed walk that brought to the surface 75 years of deeply suppressed memories, some that provided an opportunity for guardians to hear heart wrenching war stories, long time and little talked about WW II recol-

lections so distant, but yet still fresh as the day they happened in the minds and hearts of those that tragically experienced them. American veteran war experiences so intense and personal that during the 1940s, and still today, they command and grip the American psyche to the point that we all felt a personal connection to the World War II effort. An all out effort that once became so apparent that it demanded and was met with our country’s full support. A mobilization of troops by those that were ready and willing to sacrifice their personal safety and lives for a worldwide common cause, a fight so worthy that it would certainly help to ensure the continued free American way of life. A visit to the Viet Nam men and women’s memorials was also very emotional and highly personal for myself as a Viet Nam survivor. The reflective walls with its thousands of names, some of which I knew personally, deeply and troublingly etched in the black marble, are a beautiful and fitting tribute to my generation of veterans on the Washington, DC Mall. To personally experience and witness the changing of the guard at the “Tomb of the Unknown Soldier” at the Arlington National Cemetery along with Utah’s World War II veterans was an honor and privilege. A true to life honor that I will always hold dear as I have never have seen anything more sacred and humbling. As a rather poignant exclamation point and final stop on the Utah Honor Flight trip was to Fort McHenry on Chesapeake Bay. Fort McHenry, in Baltimore, Maryland, is a coastal star-shaped fort best known for its role in the War of 1812, when it successfully defended Baltimore Harbor from an attack by the British navy in Chesapeake Bay September 13–14, 1814. It was during the bombardment of the fort that Francis Scott Key was inspired to write “The Star-Spangled Banner,” the poem that would eventually become the national anthem of the United States. Upon the completion by the participants of the first Utah Honor Flight, a large crowd, adorned with American flags and banners were on hand to welcome home the World War II veterans and the guardians of the first ever 2013 Utah Honor Flight to visit memorials in Washington, DC. Much credit for the first Honor Flight of Utah is due to the Panoramaland RCD Fund at the Community Foundation of Utah, under the direction of volunteer Dan Curtis, the dedication and support of the Hatch family, Susan Bagley and Carson Bagley of Aurora, Maridee and Dennis Hiskey, of Teasdale, JaNae and Larry Blake, of Richfield, Chris and Linda Hatch of St. George. As well as volunteers and supporters all across the Great State of Utah. To learn more about how “you” as an individual, or your company can volunteer or support this important and much needed program contact http:// id=1626

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By Cynthia Kimball Jane Doe* grew up in a family that gossiped behind each other’s back. As a result, no one knew who to trust. This remains true even today. Jane is sad about this and feels her lack of trust in relationships is due to her upbringing. She wishes, though, that she could trust more. She wishes she could assume the best, but she tends to immediately find things wrong with people. For instance, someone might say, “Susan’s doing great in her new job” to which Jane might reply, “Yeah, but did you know the problems she had five years ago?” Jane wants to be honest with people so that their name and reputation are safe with her, but she often finds herself gossiping instead from one desk to another about secrets her teammates have shared with her. Jane wants to stop gossiping and being disloyal to others, but she does not know how. She often finds herself in a never-ending toxic cycle of gossip not knowing how to stop. LDS Church leader Gordon B. Hinckley

How to be Loyal

(2003), said, “I think of loyalty in terms of being true to ourselves.” When I think of Jane, I don’t think she loves who she is. I also do not think she’s true to herself. Therefore, she finds it difficult to be true to others. In Matthew 6:28, in the New Testament of the bible, we read, “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” When Jane gossips she serves man and even the adversary. When she doesn’t, she serves God. So how can Jane become loyal? First, she can love who she is. No matter what. She can realize that mistakes will make and not define her. That trials are for her (and others) good. The more Jane trusts herself, the more she will be able to trust others. Until then, she may still struggle with trust and loyalty. Loyalty is being true to those in your absence and presence.

It means your name is safe with another. It means your reputation is also. If you’re struggling with loyalty, work first to love who you are. Believe in you. Believe you can. Forgive yourself. Give yourself the benefit of the doubt and assume the best. Do not repeat negative statements in your thoughts, words and actions. Instead, make them all positive. Repeat often and when necessary. See yourself succeeding. Once you do these things, then you will be able to do that for others and mean what you say and say what you mean. Until then, you may be stuck in that toxic tornado. *Name change Cynthia Kimball is a speaker and trainer through her company Every1Counts, LLC, and a doctoral student in Curriculum and Instruction. She sometimes writes for Deseret Connect. E-mail:

Wills, Trusts, and More Better Estate Planning by Jeffery J. McKenna

An effective estate plan has many benefits. In the broadest sense, estate planning includes the process of accumulating, managing, and distributing property over the course of a lifetime. Satisfaction comes from knowing your objectives, taking practical approaches to achieve them, and avoiding hazards in the process. An effective estate plan involves recognizing and coping with four financial challenges: 1. Dying Too Soon. For those with a sense of responsibility to loved ones, one of the greatest concerns is providing for them. Savings plans, retirement accounts, life insurance, and estate plans are just a few of the ways to assure financial security for loved ones. 2. Outliving One’s Resources. As time passes, the possibility of outliving one’s financial resources can be a concern. Many people will reduce what they spend today to ensure that they have ample funds for the later years. It can be a challenge to balance present and future needs. 3. Emergencies. Estate planning may ease the hazards of illness, accidents, and other unforeseen economic hardships. We can accumulate savings in order to be prepared, but insurance assumes greater importance as costs increase. Medical, automobile, homeowners, and other insurance policies can help lessen the possibility that an emergency will unnecessarily deplete economic resources. 4. Mental and Physical Disability. It is vitally impor-

tant to plan for adequate income and management of assets, in the event that a mental or physical disability impairs a person’s ability to manage his or her property. A number of financial arrangements, including various types of trusts and powers of attorney, can be created to help deal with the need for assistance in asset management. These trusts can also be set up for disabled family members. Addressing each of the above concerns is the essence of an effective estate plan. Many people view estate planning, and particularly addressing the above concerns, as an overwhelming task. A good estate planning attorney can help bring order to what may otherwise seem to be too difficult to accomplish on your own. Your estate planning attorney will take an organized approach to decide what is needed. Your attorney will help you focus on the “essential elements” of estate planning – the people in your life, the property you own, your plans for the future, and the persons who will assist you in achieving your goals. Like a building project,

with the help of your attorney, you will start with your “blueprint” for setting out a plan. You will determine the essential elements. In a few short days or weeks, your plan can become a reality.

Jeffery J. McKenna is a local attorney serving clients in Utah, Arizona and Nevada. He is a shareholder at the law firm of Barney, McKenna, and Olmstead with offices in St. George and Mesquite. He is a past President of the Southern Utah Estate Planning Council. If you have questions you would like addressed in these articles, you can contact him at 435 628-1711 or jmckenna@barney-mckenna. com.

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Wayne County Senior Corner Monthly Senior Dinner - The monthly dinner is held the second Monday of each month. The next dinner will be on November 11th at 1:00 pm at the Senior Center (Community Center) in Bicknell. The menu will be; The menu will be: A traditional turkey dinner..Turkey, dressing, potatoes and gravy, yams, rolls, and pumpkin cake. We will be entertained by Rough Around the Edges. A donation is suggested for each monthly dinner ($5 for seniors under 60, $3 for seniors 60 and up). Call Ginny for a ride at 425-2089 or 425-3955. Medicare Enrollment - Open Enrollment for Medicare will be available at the Senior Center on Nov. 11th from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM to get you signed up if you are eligible. Come to sign up and stay for lunch. Festival of Trees in SLC - If anyone has items for the Primary Children’s Festival of Trees, Ginny will be glad to take them to SLC for you in November. Many wonderful items were donated last year. Volunteers Needed - We need volunteer representatives on the Senior Citizens Board. You don’t have to be a senior to be on the board. In fact, it would be wonderful to get some young hands and fresh ideas to help us out. The commitment is generally one specific day a month for a just few hours. We fix and serve a hot lunch for our seniors, with a short meeting just prior. It is fun and interesting to interact with our wonderful seniors. If you’re interested, give Ginny a call at 425-2089 or 425-3955. Thanks!! We’re On The Web - The Senior Citizens are now on FaceBook: . We are also on the official Wayne County Website thanks to Michelle Coleman: Senior-Citizen-Corner .

Airline Fees With airlines adding fees to fees, A local magazine asked its readers to predict the next surcharge they’ll levy for something previously free. 1. In the unlikely event of loss of cabin pressure, oxygen masks will drop down. To start the flow of oxygen, simply insert your credit card..... 2. $100 On-Time Departure Fee; $25 Delay Complaint Fee. 3. View seating (formerly window seats), $10; Access seating (formerly aisle seats), $10 - $20 to use roll-away stairs to enter or exit the aircraft in lieu of no-charge ropeladder alternative. 4. $9 fee for bumping your head on the overhead bin as you take your seat; $3 additional penalty for looking up at the bin after you bump into it.

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tHe lAuGhiNg Children’s pOiNt!! Church It was a cold winter day , theWhere my cousin attends church, they have a special service just for the children. They call this “children’s church.” My cousin’s daughter usually stays in children’s church on Sunday mornings, but one Sunday she stayed with her parents to attend the regular adult service. When Communion was served, she turned to her mother and whispered loudly, “The snack in children’s church is much better. And we get a lot more juice.”

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Friendly Argument

During a friendly argument, my husband asked me why I married him in the first place. “I was just stupid,” I teased. When he said he was happy to hear that, I requested an explanation. “People get divorced all the time because they fall out of love,” he said. “But I’ve never heard of anybody falling out of stupid.”

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AG MARKET NEWS Producers Livestock Auction, Salina, Utah Tuesday, October 29, 2013 Receipts: 2,435. Last Week: 2,232. Last Year: 2,804. Feeder Steers: mixed but mostly 2.00-3.00 higher; instances 6.00-8.00 higher. Feeder Heifers mixed but mostly 2.003.00 higher instances 6.008.00 higher. Holstein Steers: few for comparison. Slaughter Cows: steady on similar offerings. Slaughter Bulls: steady on similar offerings. Feeder Steers: Medium and Large Frame 2: 200-250 lbs 201-210.00; 250-300 lbs 218.00-226.00; 300-350 lbs 213.00-230.00; 350-400 lbs 199.00-220.00; 400-450 lbs 177.00-194.00; 450-500 lbs 170.00-183.00; 500-550 lbs 164.00-177.00; 550-600 lbs 154.50-170.50; 600-650 lbs 155.50-166.00; 650-700 lbs 146.50-158.50; 700-750 lbs 145.50-156.50; 750-800 lbs 147.50-153.50; 800-850 lbs 145.50-155.00; 850-900 lbs scarce; 900-950 lbs pkg 145.00; 950-1000 lbs scarce. Holstein Steers: Large Frame 3: Bull Calves: scarce; 200300 lbs scarce; 300-500 lbs scarce; 500-700 lbs scarce; 700-900 lbs scarce; 900-1000 lbs scarce. Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large Frame 1-2: 200-250 lbs pkg 179.00; 250-300 lbs 188.00-199.00; 300-350 lbs 177.00-189.00; 350-400 lbs 161.00-173.00, pkg 180.00; 400-450 lbs 161.00-177.00, pkg 181.50; 450-500 lbs 157.00-174.00, pkg 178.50; 500-550 lbs 155.00-168.50, pkg 171.50; 550-600 lbs 145.00-159.00; 600-650 lbs 140.00-154.00; 650-700 lbs 141.00-150.00; 700-750 lbs 132.50-142.50; 750-800 lbs 128.50-136.00; 800-850 lbs scarce; 850-900 lbs 129.50130.50; 900-950 lbs 127.50134.50; 950-1000 lbs 122.00-123.50; Heiferettes: 67.50-99.50. Stock Cows: scarce. Slaughter Cows: Boning 8090% Lean: 64.00-73.25, high dressing to 76.50; Breaking 75-80% Lean: 69.00-79.50, high dressing to 82.75; 8590% Lean: 54.75-63.50. Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade 1000-1500 lbs 78.2580.75; 1500-2005 lbs 82.2586.75; Yield Grade 2 10001500 lbs scarce; 1500-1840 lbs 70.00-81.50; Feeder Bulls: 765-1175 lbs scarce. Source: USDA-Utah Dept. Of Agriculture Market News , Salt Lake City, UT (435-230-0402.)

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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 County Insider on OCTOBER 24 & 31, and NOVEMBER 7, 2013 COMMUNTIY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) FIRST PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Wayne County will hold a public hearing to consider potential projects for which funding maybe applied under the CDBG Small Cities Program Year 2013. Suggestions for potential projects will be solicited, both verbally and in writing, from all interested parties. The expected amount of CDBG funds for this program year will be discussed along with the range of projects eligible under this program and a review of previously funded projects. The hearing will be held at 10:00 a.m. on November 18, 2013 and will be held at Wayne County Commission Room in the Courthouse, 18 South Main Loa Utah. Further information can be obtained by contacting Michelle Coleman at 435836-1315. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals needing special auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities by calling 435-836-1315 at Wayne County Courthouse, 18 South Main, Loa Utah at least three days prior to the hearing to be attended. Individuals with speech and/or hearing impairments may call the Relay Utah by dialing 711. Spanish Relay Utah: 1-888346-3162. Published in the Wayne and Garfield County Insider on NOVEMBER 7, 2013 VEHICLES FOR SALE Wayne County will accept separate sealed bids for the following 3 items: 1. 1984 Ford F350 long wheel base pickup. Minimum bid $3,000.00 2. 2000 Ford F250 Super Duty, Super Cab, 7.3 liter diesel pickup. Minimum bid $7,500.00 3. 2001 Dodge Dakota club cab. Minimum bid $3,000.00. The vehicles are available for inspection at the County Road shed at 195 N. 200 E. in Loa. Bids will be accepted in the County Clerk’s Office, 18 South Main, Loa, until 5:00 P.M. Friday, November 15th, 2013, when the bids will be opened. For additional information contact Rhett Jeffery at 435-703-1098 or the Wayne County Clerk’s Office at 435-836-1300. Wayne County reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids. Ryan Torgerson Wayne County Clerk/Auditor Published in The Wayne and Garfield County Insider on OCTOBER 31 and NOVEMBER 7, 2013

NOTICE TO WATER USERS The applications below were filed with the Division of Water Rights in Wayne County. These are informal proceedings per Rule R655-6-2. Protests concerning an application must be legibly written or typed, contain the name and mailing address of the protesting party, STATE THE APPLICATION NUMBER PROTESTED, CITE REASONS FOR THE PROTEST, and REQUEST A HEARING, if desired. Also, A $15 FEE MUST BE INCLUDED FOR EACH APPLICATION PROTESTED. Protests must be filed with the Division of Water Rights, PO Box 146300, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6300, or by hand delivery to a Divisionoffice during normal business hours ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER 4, 2013. Please visit or call (801)-5387240 for additional information. NEW APPLICATION(S) 95-5316 (A79876): Shirley Hanks propose(s) using 0.015 cfs or 1.48 ac-ft. from groundwater (1 mile NW of Grover) for IRRIGATION; STOCKWATERING; DOMESTIC. 95-5317 (A79879): Joseph Sterling Hanks propose(s) using 0.015 cfs or 1.34 ac-ft. from groundwater Grover) for IRRIGATION; STOCKWATERING; DOMESTIC. Kent L. Jones, P.E. STATE ENGINEER Published in The Wayne and Garfield County Insider on NOVEMBER 7 & 14, 2013

PUBLIC NOTICE On October 23, 2013 Hatch Town Board Members adopted resolution 2013-07 to cancel the November 2013 local election in accordance with State Law 20A-1-206. The number of municipal officer candidates does including write-in candidates does not exceed the number of open at-large municipal officers for which the candidates have filed. The one person who declared candidacy for Town Mayor was Lucinda Josie. The two persons who declared candidacy for Town Council are incumbent Board Member Tony Dinges who will serve a four year term and incumbent board member Merrill Burrows who will serve for a two year term. These terms will begin on January 1, 2014. There is still one vacant position that has not been filed for which the town will make an appointment for in January. Jacie Torgersen Hatch Town Clerk Published in the Wayne and Garfield County Insider on OCTOBER 31 and NOVEMBER 7, 2013 NOTICE OF CONSULTANT SERVICES Garfield County is seeking the services of a qualified consultant to prepare plans, specifications and a final bid package and perform preliminary engineering services for the improvement of the Burr Trail Switchbacks in Garfield County. If you are interested in submitting a proposal, information on the Request for Proposals and Guidelines for Preparing Proposals for Engineering Services can be obtained from the Garfield County Engineer, at 55 South Main, P.O. Box 77, Panguitch, Utah 84759, Telephone (435) 676-1101. The deadline for submitting the proposal is 5 p.m. on December 4th, 2013. The County reserves the right to reject any and all proposals. Garfield County, being an equal opportunity employer, suggests that qualified DBE’s and WBE’s consider this notice. Dated this 1st day of November, 2013 Published in the Wayne and Garfield County Insider on NOVEMBER 7, 2013 Public Notice Please take notice that the Hatch Cemetery District has scheduled a Public Hearing on November 13, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the Town of Hatch Chambers located at 49 West Center Street, Hatch, UTAH 84735, to receive public comments for the 2014 budget. Further information can be obtained by contacting Ben Neilson at 435-735-4385. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals needing special accommodations during these hearings should notify Ben Neilson in writing at the Town of Hatch, Hatch, UTAH, at least three days prior to the hearing to be attended. Published in The Wayne and Garfield County Insider on OCTOBER 31 and NOVEMBER 7, 2013

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

Classified Ads

Classified ads start at $7.50 for 25 words or less. Call 435-826-4400 or email your ad information to HELP WANTED Wayne County Road Department is accepting applications for the followNOTICE ing position: Title: Road Maintenance Operator Garfield County is accepting applications for the position of Department: County Roads Public Safety Receptionist/Secretary. Applications are FLSA Status: Non-Exempt GENERAL PURPOSE: Performs a variety of entry level available at the Garfield County Clerk’s Office 55 South Main, skilled duties required in the construction, repair, maintenance and upkeep of county roads, bridges, culverts and flood chanPanguitch and will be accepted until 5 p.m., Tuesday, nels. November 12, 2013. SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the general supervision of the Road Supervisor. Garfield County reserves the right to accept or reject any or all applications. SUPERVISION EXERCISED: None. Garfield County is an equal opportunity employer. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Receives on-the-job instruction in various processes and operations; generally performs more routine aspects of project labor while in the learning phases of the job. POSITION Assists to conduct inspections of county roads, bridges, culverts, right of ways, and traffic ANNOUNCEMENT control devices as directed; operates complex heavy equipment. BVHS Library Operates various types of heavy equipment such as front end loaders, back hoe, utility trailParaprofessional ers, bobtail dump truck, etc,; transports materials and equipment; participates in various seasonal Bryce Valley High School projects such as flood debris removal, asphalt work, hot patching, tree trimming, cattle guard mainis hiring a part-time Library tenance, weed control, sign maintenance, snow removal. Checks and services assigned equipment; performs routine maintenance and emergency re- Paraprofessional. This position pairs; reports mechanical problems to the shop for repair; operates a variety of hand and power will be up to 28 hours per week tools in performing general maintenance of vehicles and equipment; may assist in the fabrication with no benefits. SALARY: Beginning of equipment parts. paraprofessional hourly rate Performs tasks requiring the use of a variety of hand tools and equipment, including, picks and shovels rakes and chainsaws; may also clean debris from culverts, trim trees, check conditions according to 2013-2014 Garfield County School District of roads and road signs. Repair county roads by filling potholes, sealing cracks, chip sealing, etc. Cleans debris from Classified Salary Schedule ($9.16 hourly). obstructing signs and intersections, and installs culverts for drainage. QUALIFICATIONS: Performs duties with due regard for personal safety, that of other employees and the public; Applicants must have at least assists in training subordinates in proper safety practices. a High School Diploma, two Performs related duties as required. years college education preMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS ferred, or may complete the 1. Education and Experience: Para Pro Test. Must be A.Graduation from high school, AND fingerprinted and satis B. Two (2) years of general work experience related to heavy equipment operation and factorily pass an employment maintenance; OR background check and work C. An equivalent combination of education and experience. well with children. 2. Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: APPLICATION: InterSome knowledge of various light to heavy equipment; hazards and safety precautions related ested individuals should subto construction and equipment operation; traffic laws, ordinances, and regulations; construction methods and procedures typical to county service systems; principles and techniques of heavy mit a Garfield County School District classified application. mechanized equipment operation and maintenance. Some skill in the operation of heavy mechanized equipment as required by the position, i.e., Please direct questions to PrinRoller, Sweeper, Chipper Box, 10-Wheel Dump, Loader, Snow Plow, Belly Dump, forklift, Track cipal Jeff Brinkerhoff, 435679-8835, and application Loader, Trackhoe, scraper, skidsteer, tarpot, Cat/Dozer, Road Grader, Sanders, Water Truck, etc. Ability to operate various kinds of light to heavy duty equipment; perform strenuous labor packets to: Bryce Valley High for extended periods of time under varying conditions; follow engineering specifications and School, P.O. Box 70, 721 blueprint instructions; establish effective working relationships with co-workers. West Bryce Way, Tropic, Utah 3. Special Qualifications: May be required to be on call. Must possess or be able to acquire a valid Utah Class “A” Com- 84776 Online application availmercial Drivers License (CDL). Must possess a valid Utah Drivers License with no DUI, ARR, able or no more than two moving violations in the past twelve (12) months. Must be able to pass ICC physical and maintain medical certificate. Must be flagger certified or be able to attain certifica- Applications will be screened tion when required. Must be able to comply with applicable county and departmental policies and and the most qualified candisafety standards. Must be willing to maintain a flexible working schedule, and occasionally work dates will be granted interviews. weekends and shifts. Must submit to and pass randomly administered drug tests. DEADLINE: Open until 4. Work Environment: filled. Tasks require variety of physical activities, generally involving muscular strain, such as walkGarfield School District is ing, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching, push and pull, bend and stoop, twist and kneel, and able an equal opportunity employto climb into and on to heavy equipment and vehicles; may be required to lift up to 75 pounds on occasion. Common eye, hand, finger, leg and foot dexterity required. Mental application utilizes er. Garfield School District memory for details, verbal instructions, discriminating. Continuous travel in automobile or heavy reserves the right to accept or equipment required in job performance. Some daily and severe seasonal aspects of the job pose reject any or all applications. 11/14 threats or hazards capable of producing physical injury. Applications can be picked up at the County Clerk’s office. Along with the application, please submit a resume and a couple FOR SALE RENTALS of short paragraphs about your past work history and qualifications. Apartment for rent LABRAPOODLE PUPApplications will be accepted until 5:00 pm on Friday, No- in Lyman. $325.00 per PIES - Mini and medium vember 15th 2013. For more information about the position, month, plus utilities. No sized. Ready for homes Noplease contact Rhett Jeffery at 435-703-1098 or the County smoking. No pets. Cleaning vember 9th. 6 black ones, Clerk’s office at 435-836-1300. deposit required. Call 836- 1 cream male and 1 apricot Ryan Torgerson, 2344 evenings. Available Au- female. Call 435-616-2355. Wayne County Clerk/Auditor 11/14 gust 1, 2013. rtn 11/14

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November 7, 2013

Practical Money Matters

Choosing the Right Home Alarm System by Jason Alderman

Although I take a certain amount of comfort from statistics that show major declines in most types of crime throughout the U.S., I also know that burglaries have increased in areas surrounding my neighborhood over the last few years. I was finally prompted to take action was when my family returned home after being away for one night and found that someone had gotten about 90 percent through the process of unscrewing our front door handle. I figured we got lucky that time but it was a wake-up call that we needed to beef up our security measures. I did a lot of research on home alarm systems and here’s what I learned: There are several national players in the home security industry, as well as numerous regional and local companies. Much of the equipment used by most of them comes from the same few manufacturers, including GE and Honeywell. With larger companies like ADT (which we eventually chose), you can buy directly from them, or go through one of their authorized contractors who will sell you the equipment and install it, then turn over the ongoing monitoring to ADT. In our case, I was able to use my AAA membership discount with a local ADT-authorized agent and bargain for a lot of additional hardware, saving considerable money on the overall deal.

Certain vendors will sell you the equipment directly to install yourself. Some people install a security system that sounds an ear-piercing alarm if their house is broken into but doesn’t send a signal to a central monitoring station. That’ll save you from paying a monthly monitoring bill – typically $20 to $50 a month or more. But be aware that police departments often charge a stiff fee for responding to false alarms. Far more common is to sign a monitoring service contract – usually at least a two- or three-year commitment. Typically, whenever your system is activated it sends a signal to a central monitoring station. The monitoring station generally will call you to verify it’s not a false alarm. If they can’t reach you, or whoever answers gives the wrong password, they may then contact the proper authorities (police, fire or medical services) to investigate. Depending on how much you’re willing to spend, there’s a broad array of security equipment available, including: • Central control unit with backup battery, keypad and siren. • Motion detectors, which sense changes in a room caused by human presence. • Magnetic door and window contacts, which form a circuit that breaks when the door or window is opened, sounding the alarm.

Free Medicare Counseling Available for 2014 Plans Information for 2014 Medicare Prescription Drug and Advantage plans is now available on Each year, plan providers change premiums, co-pays, coinsurance and other fees associated with their Medicare coverage. Medicare beneficiaries with an Advantage Plan or Prescription Drug Plan could save up to $500 per year by changing their coverage. The Five County Association of Governments Senior Health Insurance Information Program has staff and volunteers available to offer free counseling, review coverage options and choose new coverage. Starting on October 15, counselors can also assist in signing up for new coverage. Open Enrollment for Medicare begins on October 15 and ends on December 7. In Garfield County, Free Medicare counseling will be available in Garfield County at the Panguitch Senior Center on Tuesday, November 12,

2013 from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM (longer if needed). We will be at the Escalante Senior Center on Wednesday, November 13, 2013, from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM (longer if needed). Then we will be at the Henrieville Senior Center on Thursday, November 14, 2013, from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM (longer if needed). Please bring a list of your prescriptions and your Medicare Card. If you have any questions, please call Beverly Lowe at 435.735.4405 or Amy Brinkerhoff at 435.867.8384. Medicare Open Enrollment in Wayne County will be on November 11th.We will be at the Wayne Senior Center from 10am until 1pm. Please bring your Medicare card and list of prescriptions. For more information please contact Christy Nebeker at (435) 8930736 or Cody Thiriot at (435) 893-0727. —Five County AOG and Six County AOG

Utah Food Bank Supports Senators’ Attempts to Stop SNAP Cuts SALT LAKE CITY Supported by the Utah Food Bank, a group of U.S. senators is calling on Congress to stop billions of dollars of cuts from the program commonly known as food stamps. Nearly 40 senators say they’re asking both houses of Congress to stop all proposed funding cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which is usually part of the Farm Bill debate. Neither Orrin Hatch nor Mike Lee, both R-Utah, is in that group. Ginette Bott, chief development officer for the Utah Food Bank, said lawmakers who still want to cut SNAP funding don’t understand hunger in America. “The folks that are making these decisions right now have probably never missed a meal in their life in a situation where they couldn’t afford it,” she said. “Nor have they probably put a child to bed at night hungry with no food, knowing that tomorrow morning, that

child will still be hungry.” The Senate voted this summer to cut more than $4 billion from the SNAP program. The House passed legislation last month to consider nutrition programs separately from the rest of the Farm Bill and reduce SNAP funding by $40 billion over 10 years. The two sides now are meeting to try to work out a compromise. Bott said cutting the program will hurt hungry children and seniors. “Seniors who are homebound who have no change, or hope to change and increase their income, they’re going to be almost more challenged,” she said, “because they’re going to lose additional food benefits and not have any chance of improving their income.” The Utah Food Bank, the state’s largest, provided more than 36 million pounds of food to the hungry last year. —Troy Wilde, Utah News Connection

• Detectors for smoke, fire, carbon monoxide and/or broken glass. • Panic buttons (hand-held or mounted in strategic locations). • Pressure mats placed under rugs to detect footsteps. • Closed-circuit TV system to allow monitoring and/or recording inside or outside your home. • Temperature gauges to detect if your furnace is broken and the pipes are about to freeze. • Water detectors to detect basement leaks. Most homeowners and renters insurance policies provide a discount for installing an alarm system – generally between 2 and 20 percent, depending on which equipment you’ve installed. It pays to shop around. I asked friends for recommendations and did a lot of online research. Don’t fall for high-pressure sales techniques or scare tactics. Once you’ve identified a few good candidates, check for customer complaints with the Better Business Bureau or other trusted reviewers. The Federal Trade Commission (www. provides tips for choosing a home security system and identifying common scams. Jason Alderman directs Visa’s financial education programs. To Follow Jason Alderman on Twitter:

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