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

Thursday, November 21, 2013 • Issue # 1023

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

Wayne Community Health Center Receives DHHS Funding Award for New Health Care Delivery Site in Escalante SALT LAKE CITY Nearly $2.4 million is awarded to expand access to health care at new community health centers Last week the United States Department of Health and Human Services announced awards of nearly $2.4 million to establish three new health centers in Utah. These new sites will provide access to quality preventive and primary health care for over 11,000 Utah residents, many of whom are uninsured or under-insured. “I am thrilled that we will

have increased the capacity to serve more people who need primary medical care in our community” said Bob Bunnell, President of Community Health Center Inc.’s (CHC, Inc.) Board of Governors. CHC, Inc. will be opening a new clinic in the Glendale area of Salt Lake in addition to their five established clinics, four throughout the Salt Lake valley and one in Brigham City. The new Glendale clinic site will serve nearly 3,400 patients. Wayne Community Health Center, which cur-

rently has two service sites in Bicknell and Hanksville, was awarded funding to open a new clinic in Escalante in Garfield County. The new clinic site will serve over 2,000 residents of a remote area of Utah that has few health care providers. Lastly, Utah Partners for Health (UPFH) will open a new clinic site in Midvale while it continues to operate its mobile clinic that visits dozens of neighborhood locaWCHC-Escalante Site Cont’d on page 2

Wayne County Trail Feasibility Study Completed and Grant Funding Award WAYNE COUNTY Wayne County has completed the first phase of a new public trails feasibility study along 10 miles of Scenic Byway 24 in southeastern Utah. The study includes five miles of Highway 24 from the Thousand Lake RV Park to the Junction of Byways 24 & 12, Torrey Utah. For those interested in viewing the Wayne County Connector Pathway Study it can be viewed online at: http:// www.waynecountyutah.org , or a hard copy is available at the clerk’s office in the courthouse. The National Park Service’s Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) Program, which provides planning assistance to cities and counties throughout Utah, worked with Wayne County and its partners to set up the framework for the feasibility study. This allowed the County to hire a consulting firm to

complete the study. Marcy DeMillion, RTCA Community Planner said, “Wayne County and Torrey worked very hard in overseeing the study and securing additional funding so quickly to convert study ideas into action.” Leah McGinnis the Superintendent of Capitol Reef National Park said, “The National Park Service enjoyed working with the County and their partners to plan for a much needed trail in Torrey.” Wayne County has assigned staff members Michelle Coleman to address the grant aspects of the project, and Brandon Jensen to address the technical aspects of the project. Jones & DeMille Engineering, Wayne County’s Engineer on record, will be the Project Manager in working with the County staff. After the feasibly study was completed, Wayne County applied and was awarded a Utah

State Parks grant for $50,000 to fund environmental compliance and a small section of trail. “This funding will greatly help the County and Torrey show some progress following the completion of the feasibility study,” said Michelle Coleman, Wayne County Economic Development Director. Wayne County’s project partners include: Six County Association of Governments, the Town of Torrey, Wayne County Business Association, Central Utah Public Health Department, Utah Department of Transportation, Scenic Byway 12 Foundation, National Park Service – Capitol Reef National Park and the Rivers, Trails & Conservation Assistance Program, Bureau of Land Management, and United States Forest Service – Fremont River Ranger District. —Wayne County Economic Development

Torrey House Press Announces Latest Book Release, Monument Road by Charlie Quimby TORREY - Monument Road by Charlie Quimby, out this month from Utah publisher Torrey House Press, has received high praise from the book trade , selected for the November Indie Next List and recognized as a Publishers Weekly Big Indie Book for Fall. In a starred review, Booklist wrote of Monument Road: “Part modern western, part mystery, this first novel will appeal to fans of Louise Erdrich and Kent Haruf. Quimby’s prose reads so true, it breaks the heart.” The novel follows Leonard Self, who has spent the last year paying down debts, unwinding from his marginal ranch and fending off the darkening, a dangerous depression which wrought tragedy on his family in the past. Just one obligation left: taking his wife Inetta’s ashes to her favorite overlook, where he plans to step off the cliff with her. On this final drive, his path intersects with the stories of those who once found solace, inspiration or escape on Monument Road—as well as very alive individuals who just aren’t through with him. A puzzle-piecing neighbor. A former foster kid accused of child molestation. A high school girl in search of her inner Joan of Arc. A journalist who can still hit the notes of his former acapella group when the occasion calls. And Inetta herself, who, even from inside a jar by the passenger seat, seems to have a better grasp on the situation than Leonard. Their stories come together in Leonard’s journey through the beautiful high desert of Western Colo-

WW II Comes to Wayne County

Seventy Years Ago This Month, the Wreckage of a Military Aircraft is Recovered Near Factory Butte Part III: Recovery Convoy Continues Their Journey to the Crash Site by Debra Allen Young In our previous installment, in November 1943, a recovery convoy of soldiers and cowboys, led by Major LeRoy Heston and Loa natives LaVor and Grant Brown, head out of Loa toward Facory Butte and the crash site of a military aircraft, a Lockheed AT18A, in which 6 crew members were killed tje previous July. In this installment, Major Heston continues his really long letter to his folks, desribing their journey to the downed aircraft, and what they found.

Jefferys was a real rancher, yet a gentleman, and a highly educated one. He was a rancher because he preferred it to any thing else. He was a wealthy man and I was told had a big home out of the range country on which he kept a fine family. He seemed glad to see us and made us all feel welcome at once. He walked around with me and told me about the country we were heading into and then said he wanted to go with us. I was glad to hear that, it would be pleasant to have such a man around. I was really surprised to find such a

Camp in Salt Wash, near the crash site. superior type of man in this part of the country. He told me his father founded the ranch and he was raised on it. As we walked I saw how much work had been done. There were long lines of fine fence, wonderful natural irrigation and piped and ditched water, lots of feed and perfect beef-cattle

REGIONAL Weather forecast Thurs. Nov. 21 - Wed Nov. 27 Forecast is for a cloudy week, especially Thursday through Sunday, with rain/snow showers possible over the weekend. Clearing a little Monday through Wednesday, partly cloudy to sunny. High temps ranging through week in low to high 40s, lows in low to mid 20s, with coldest nights Friday, Saturday & Sunday dipping into the teens.

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by the hundreds. He grazed over many thousands of acres in the area. He too warned me to not let the men get separated tomorrow or at any time. He doubted if a man could get back alone from where we were going, even if he knew the right direction. An hour before daylight

Bob and I were up, getting the gang going. This time the cook was already up and I also found LaVar and Grant walking around in the dark, looking our stuff over. Les came up under the cotton woods in the dark, “Wheres the coffee, Military Aircraft

The latest release by Torrey House Press, Monument Road has been selected for the November Indie Next list by Publisher’s Weekly. rado. As night descends and complications mount, Leonard must decide whether his life is over after all. A fourth-generation Coloradoan and debut author, Charlie Quimby spent most of his career in Minnesota after studying at Carleton College. Following an early stint as a bookseller and historical playwright, he wrote for the Minneapolis Star, Honeywell, and then his own company, where he was an awardwinning writer, annual report creative, and marketing strategist. Since 2004, he’s blogged about culture and politics at Across the Great Divide and splits time between Grand Junction and Minneapolis, where he writes fiction and volunteers with the homeless. When asked what he hopes readers will take away from his debut title, Quimby said, “If there’s one thing for everyone, it’s that the West and its communities are the laboratories for how humanity is going to sur-

vive. It was settled last because it was the hardest place, and it will be where we first encounter the limits of our domination of the earth—water, weather, air, fire, conflict over uses, madness. Western communities aren’t just about guns, rugged individualism, and extracting resources. They are places where people of different means, political blocs, religious sects, and relationships to the land are figuring out how to share a place they all love.” Torrey House Press is an independent book publisher of fiction and nonfiction about the environment, people, cultures, and resource management issues relating to America’s wild places. Torrey House Press endeavors to increase appreciation for the importance of natural landscape through the power of pen and story. Monument Road is available now from your favorite independent bookseller and wherever books are sold. —Torrey House Press

Entrada Institute Announces 2014 Artist-In-Residence Award

TORREY - The Entrada Institute will award $2000 to a writer or artist to support work that encourages dialogue and discovery about the natural treasures and peoples of the Colorado Plateau. Applications for the Entrada 2013 Artist-inResidence stipend are due by January 3, 2014. The Entrada Institute, a nonprofit organization from Torrey, Utah, has a two-fold mission: to support artists, writers, humanities scholars, and earth and social scientists in their development of new works, and to promote understanding and appreciation of the natural, historical, and cultural heritage of the Colorado Plateau. In addition to the artist-in-residence program, Entrada funds scholarships to Wayne High School students and presents a series of Saturday evening events during the summer and fall in Torrey, Utah. Entrada has awarded the annual artist-in-residence grant to artists and writers working on a variety of projects for over a decade. In 2012, Dr. Marden Pond, a composer, arranger,

conductor, producer, author, and educator, used the grant to create a musical multimedia tribute to the Colorado Plateau titled “Visages in Stone – Voices in the Wind.” The 2011 stipend went to noted art historian Dr. Will South to write an essay for publication about the life and art of the late artist V. Douglas Snow. To apply for the Entrada 2014 Artist-in-Residence award, please send a non-returnable portfolio of your work with a letter that describes your proposed project, demonstrates how it supports Entrada’s mission, and outlines how you would present your funded project at an Entrada Saturday evening event in October 2014. Electronic applications are preferred. The winner will be notified by email and announced on the Entrada web site on March 1, 2014, and the stipend awarded by April 1. Submit applications by January 3, 2014, to: Kirsten Allen Kirsten.j.allen@gmail.com, 2806 Melony Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah 84124. —The Entrada Institute

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LETTERS

Garfield County Elections

The November 5, 2013 Special Election and Municipal Election is finished. The results of the School Funding Proposition are listed by precinct below. For several years the smaller precincts in Garfield County have been voting by mail. This year all precincts voted by mail for the School Proposition. The bymail process worked very well. In 2009, the last municipal election held in Panguitch City, the voter turnout was 42%. This year by-mail voter turnout was 57%, an increase of 15%; in Boulder participation was 83% and in Henrieville it was 81%. Garfield County is considering having all by-mail elections on General Election years, beginning in 2014. We are happy with the bymail process and the increase in voter turn-out. There are cost and manpower savings with by-mail elections, and the savings will increase when it becomes necessary to the voting machines. The process used to handle and count the ballots is secure and protects the voters privacy. The Clerk’s Office Staff welcomes any voter that would like an explanation of the process or would like to observe as the ballots are processed. I would love to answer any questions you may have and hear your comments or concerns. You can send an email through the contact link at www.garfield.utah.gov or contact me by telephone at 435-676-1120. Camille Moore, Garfield County Auditor/Clerk

Garfield County Election November 5, 2013

School District Proposition

Registered Voters

Antimony Boulder Bryce Canyon City Cannonville Escalante Hatch Henrieville Panguitch Ticaboo Tropic Jurisdiction Wide

95 197 29 88 549 190 128 1177 26 327 2806

Total Votes

FOR

49 153 20 44 234 98 93 596 10 138 1435

AGAINST 17 85 16 19 115 32 63 290 4 86 727

32 68 4 25 119 66 30 306 6 52 708

GMH Late Clinic Hours will Discontinue

PANGUITCH - Garfield Memorial Hospital operated a Tuesday and Thursday late clinic since July, as a part of a test run to see if there was demand enough to keep the late clinics open. After several months, it was determined that the demand wasn’t high enough and so the late clinic hours will end Thursday, November 28, 2013. Some late clinic closures may occur earlier based on physician schedules and lack of volume. The extended hours at lunch have proven to be successful, and so they will continue. We at Garfield Memorial Hospital are grateful to provide you with highest-quality care, and are pleased to provide extended clinic hours at lunch for your ease and convenience. —Garfield Memorial Hospital

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3rd Annual Escalante Holiday Festival November 22nd & 23rd Escalante City Community Center Esplanade Friday, November 22nd

Vendors from 1 :00 P.M. To 7:00 P.M. City Lighting 5:00 P.M. Presentation of the Community Service Award 5:00 P.M. Santa Arrives 5:15 P.M. Visit with Santa 5:15- 7:00 P.M. Nativity Exhibit Hanuka Display Hall of Trees (To benefit the Angel Tree) Have some hot chocolate and visit with your neighbors around the fire

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Visit with Santa 10:00-12:00. and 1:00-3:00 lO:OOA.M. To 4:00 P.M. Vendors Nativity Exhibit Hanuka Display Hall of Trees

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tions throughout the greater Salt Lake area. UPFH anticipates serving approximately 5,700 new patients. All sites plan to be operational by March 2014. This news comes on the heels of a September 2013 announcement that awarded three other new community health center grants: Midtown Community Health Center (South Salt Lake), Mountainlands Family Health Center (Vernal), and The Paiute Tribe of Utah (Richfield and Kanosh). The Association for Utah Community Health (AUCH) is very pleased with this announcement. “This is a won-

derful opportunity for people to have access to affordable and high-quality health care in their communities,” said Alan Pruhs, Executive Director of AUCH. Utah’s 11 community health centers currently operate 30 clinics throughout Utah. The centers provide comprehensive medical services including treatment for acute and chronic illness, preventive care, prenatal care, oral health, and behavioral health to over 112,000 patients annually. For more information on Utah’s health centers including locations visit www.auch. org, or follow the Association for Utah Community Health on Twitter and Facebook. —Association for Utah Community Health

Utah Boasts Low Per Capita Rate for Health Care by Bob Phillips, Contributing Writer

WAYNE & GARFIELD COUNTIES - While significant concern surrounds the nationwide conversion to the Affordable Health Care Act, residents of Utah can at least take some satisfaction in having among the lowest cost per-capita health care in the country, according to area health care administrators. While insurance coverage isn’t universal in the state, studies show its per-capita cost of health care coverage ranks up with countries like Canada and Sweden that have universal, single-payer health care for all citizens. Clinics like Wayne Community Health Center in Bicknell, which provides an array of health care services on a sliding payment scale, offer services that otherwise would be either unobtainable locally or else would cost many people more than they could afford, noted Gina Flanagan, the center’s executive director. The center obtains annual grant money under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for a half million dollars a year aimed at providing care to rural residents who might otherwise not be served, she said. Hundreds of similar clinics operate nationwide through such federal aid. “We probably wouldn’t have a medical center without it, because our population couldn’t support a private medical practice,” Flanagan said. Utah residents fare better in general than other Americans in terms of what they pay for their health care, according to Sevier Valley Medical Center Administrator Gary Beck in Richfield. Indeed, studies have shown Utah residents have

Tuesday, December 3

n USU Extension Marriage Date Night Chimney Rock Restaurant, Torrey, 6pm

n Oak Ridge Boys Christmas Concert Southern Utah Univ., Cedar City 8pm

Friday, November 22

Friday, December 6

n Nathan Osmond at Ruby’s Inn, 8pm

n Nature’s Holiday Songs Open House Capitol Reef Nat’l Park Visitor Center 9am-6pm

n Escalante Holiday Festival Escalante Community Center 1-7pm Friday, 10am-4pm Saturday

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CATCHING FIRE

Thursday, November 21

Fri. & Sat., Nov. 22-23

OP-ED

Oil Exploration in Escalante

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among the lowest per-capita health care costs in the nation, even lower than countries like Canada with universal singlepayer systems, he said. Garfield Memorial Hospital Administrator Alberto Vasquez also referenced a study that showed Utah’s percapita health care costs compare favorably with those in Sweden. Beck credited Intermountain Healthcare, which owns or manages numerous hospitals and clinics in Utah, including the facility he manages, with working to keep health costs low by eliminating some procedures and refining others even though that has sometimes reduced revenues for the private, not-for-profit Salt Lake City based company. In many cases those refinements have improved patient aftercare, reduced repeat visits and even saved lives, he said, even while decreasing hospital revenues and increasing costs, Beck said. Such reduced-profit models offer hope and fit into the expressed goals of the AHCA, but many obstacles remain in instituting such models nationwide, he said. “If everyone else in the country could do it like the state of Utah, it could be promising,” he said. “But there’s still money on the table, and people don’t want to walk away from it and do the right thing. There are so many hands in this pot, it makes it difficult to see who’s in control and who’s pulling the threads.” Mark Dalley, administrator of Gunnison Valley Hospital, echoed concerns over talk of potential congressional elimination of federal aid to underserved, rural, low-income communities in order to help pay for the AHCA provisions. If programs like Medicaid’s “critical access” designation for rural areas were eliminated, “that could have a dramatic effect,” Dalley said. “There are a number of rural hospitals in this country that could likely close. But who knows if that’s going to happen.”

Two weeks ago, employees from a company with offices in Pennsylvania and Colorado, Front Runner Seismic, showed up in Escalante and quietly went about their business, knocking on doors, offering contracts of various sorts—mineral leases, property access—ready for signature. As the men made their rounds, the details slowly began to surface. They represent energy developer James K. Munn from Denver, Colorado. He’s after oil, and he believes there’s some to be had under our small town. When specifically asked about fracking as a method of extracting oil, Munn’s representative gave this answer: We are not ruling it out. Most people already know the consequences of fracking. In Pavilion, Wyoming, farmer Louis Meeks watched his home and 40-acre alfalfa farm, at one time valued at $239,000, become essentially worthless— a realtor refused to even list it—after his well water turned brown, smelling and oily from nearby hydrofracking. Similar scenes are playing out across the country; there’s no need to exaggerate the facts. Groundwater aquifers get depleted, contaminated and destroyed; water for gardens, fruit trees, irrigation, cooking and drinking is either no longer available or no longer usable. Property values plummet, trapping people in complete devastation. Before all that begins, however, seismic testing will show Munn how much oil he can expect and where it is. There are several types of seismic testing, some more damaging to land, wells, building foundations, water, and livestock than others, but no type is entirely benign. The representatives will tell you these details if you ask them directly; otherwise, they see no need to mention it. They will also tell you they are bonded for damage, but the coverage of such insurance remains murky and the process to file for damage compensation, no doubt, complex. We have been told seismic testing will be completed in Escalante before Christmas, although as of November 14, the energy company had made no filing with the Utah State Office of Oil, Gas, and Mining, the entity responsible for issuing the permit necessary to legally conduct the testing. Nevertheless, employees of Front Runner Seismic are moving ahead with their plans to test on private property and along roadways throughout town—roadways that are lined with 100-year-old brick pioneer homes sitting on fragile sandstone foundations. One might ask, then, why a small town would invite such devastation, especially a town that defends its agricultural future with passion, and a town that relies on tourist dollars from 750,000 annual visitors to

Grand-Staircase Escalante National Monument. The answer is complicated. Many landowners in Utah do not own mineral rights under their property. Some are held privately, others are held by state or federal government entities, but the bottom line is this: If James K. Munn secures the mineral rights under your property in the state of Utah, you have no legal right to keep him from drilling and fracking in the middle of your alfalfa field. And because you don’t own the mineral rights, your financial compensation comes nowhere near your financial loss. Such is the legal system we’ve set up for the extraction industry. Even if you are lucky enough to own your mineral rights, it is still doubtful your compensation would exceed your loss, as Meeks discovered on his Wyoming farm. In addition, a study commissioned by the New York State Bar Association looking at oil and gas properties across the country found that many mortgage companies, including Wells Fargo, are quietly refusing to offer mortgages for properties that have an oil or gas lease on them. The same study found that many insurance companies are now refusing to cover damage from energy exploration under homeowner or farm policies. If we were to add in the loss of the intangibles, the things we take for granted in Escalante—quiet nights, crystal clear air, clean drinking water, and the simple beauty of sitting on one’s porch to watch the sun go down without the noise, truck traffic, lights, storage tanks, and noxious fumes that come with any drilling operation—the loss, in my mind, becomes unfathomable and heartbreaking. I moved to Escalante, Utah, quite frankly to escape loss. In my native state of Utah, I’ve fled from unrestrained growth in Tooele, my hometown, and from unbreathable air in Salt Lake City. With the possibility of oil drilling in Escalante, I now face loss once again. This time there will be no escape. Studies show that homes within 2.5 miles of drilling operations—even conventional, non-fracking operations—drop in value between 12 and 24 percent. If an oil well is visible, the devaluation of property is higher. I like my neighbors, and I like the people in this town, even those I disagree with. I would happily return to quibbling with my neighbors over the Moqui board, streetlights, ATV rights, grazing rights, outdoor recreation, and any other differences we find among one another. But turning this town into a mining town, in my humble opinion, benefits few if any local citizens. The person who benefits from our loss is James K. Munn. Jana Richman is a resident of Escalante.

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Panguitch Collects Over 22 Pounds of Prescription Drugs at National Take Back Drug Day

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Adults $16.99 Children 12 & under $9.99 and 5 and under free Fountain drinks are included in the price.

Appetizers: Veggie platter, cheese & cracker tray, & fresh fruit platter Salad Bar: 26 items, including homemade salads & dinner rolls Carving Station: Turkey & honey glazed ham Entrees & Side Dishes: Mashed potatoes with homemade gravy,

butternut squash, candied yams, dressing, green beans, & baby carrots Dessert Buffet: Fruit cobbler, pumpkin, apple, & pecan pies, cheesecake, hot bread pudding, pumpkin-gingerbread trifle Beer and wine available but not included in the buffet price Hoover’s is now in Winter hours: Open FRIDAY, SAT. & SUN only Book your Company/Family Christmas Party at Hoovers Call Arlyn for menu options, special pricing, large or small groups, also off-site catering available. 435-326-4252 The staff at Hoovers wishes everyone Happy Holidays

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Cut Your Christmas Tree On the Dixie N.F. CEDAR CITY - This year why not cut your family’s Christmas Tree on the Dixie National Forest? Permits can be purchased for cutting a Christmas tree for $10 (up to 10 feet) or $20 (over 10 feet). Receipts from this special forest program go back into a local fund that directly benefits recreation users on the Dixie National Forest. Tree permit purchase locations: Escalante Ranger District • Escalante Interagency Visitor Center—755 W. Main St., Escalante • Cottam’s 66—80 E Main St, Escalante

• Antimony Mercantile—70 Utah 22, Antimony • Boulder Exchange—425 Utah 12, Boulder Clarke’s Market—141 N. Main St., Tropic Powell Ranger District • Powell Ranger District Office—225 E Center, Panguitch Special regulations dictate what types of trees can be cut in different areas of the forest. For instance, on Cedar Mountain it is legal to cut white fir, subalpine fir, pinion, and juniper. On the Powell and Escalante Ranger Districts, all tree species except bristlecone pine can be taken.

Tags, which come with the permit, should be attached to the tree when it is cut. Stumps left after cutting should be no higher than six inches and all branches below the six inches should be lopped off. Please do not drive on roads that are wet to limit damage to the forest road system. If you need suggestions on where to cut your tree call or visit your local Forest Service office. For more information, contact the Dixie National Forest at (435) 865-3700. —USFS - Dixie Nat’l Forest

Government Shutdown Means More Food Bank Donations Needed OGDEN - There is greater need to feed Utah’s hungry this holiday season due to the recent federal government shutdown, according to Danielle Stamos, public relations and marketing coordinator of Catholic Community Services of Utah. The organization operates the Joyce Hansen Hall Food Bank in Odgen. Stamos says Catholic Community Services helped to feed about 70 families of federal government employees during the shutdown last month. And, she adds, the food bank is now asking the community to donate turkeys and

all the trimmings to help restore its resources so it can help families in need. “The hope is that these holiday food boxes will relieve some of that stress,” Stamos says. “Many people would not otherwise have the opportunity to have that great special moment that many families love to spend time together and share a meal.” The 16-day shutdown left employees at the IRS office in Ogden without a paycheck, as it did federal workers across the nation. Stamos says it will likely

take some time to completely re-stock her organization’s shelves following the government shutdown. “That immediate increase of need we really saw - and yes - it will have a lasting effect,” she says. Frozen turkeys can be dropped off at the Joyce Hansen Hall Food Bank at 2504 F Ave. in Ogden. The organization distributes over two million pounds of food annually. —Troy Wilde, Utah News Connection

PANGUITCH - Every year 71,000 kids end up in the ER because of accidental overdoses on prescription drugs. 15,000 adults die every year from overdose on prescription painkillers. In Southern Utah, presentations to the ER for overdose on prescription painkillers have increased 58% just since 2001, and 31% of those are kids. WHY? These drugs are accessible. They are in our medicine cabinets, our purses, our bathrooms… Three years ago Southwest Prevention conducted research to find out where youth who abuse prescription drugs get their medications from. Almost 89% of Southern Utah High School students who abuse prescription drugs reported having stolen pills from their grandparents, 67% reported taking them from their own home, and over 50% said they had been given or purchased medications from friends at school. Nationally, 70% of kids who abuse prescription drugs get them from their own home or from a neighbors or family members home. To address the availability of these drugs and encourage citizens to clean out their cabinets and/or lock up their drugs, Southwest Prevention and partnering coalitions (Panguitch Prevention Coalition, Beaver County Substance Abuse Coalition, and the Washington County Prevention Coalition) began conducting prescription drug take-back events. Four of our counties held these events the last week of October, and together gathered and destroyed 459.7 pounds of pills. That’s almost 500 pounds of drugs that are no longer available in our communities for abuse or accidental ingestion… but more importantly, these events allow prevention organizations to educate the community about the dangers of these drugs, and encourage positive practices like safe disposal and safe storage of their medications. These practices have assisted in dropping prescription drug abuse by nearly 50% over the past four years in Southern Utah! Sherriff Danny Perkins and Prevention Specialist Melissa Veater, along with other coalition members have worked very hard the last few years trying to Reduce Prescription drug misuse and abuse in Garfield County. We are proud to now have a permanent Prescription drop box in Panguitch. Residence may drop off any old or unused prescription drugs at any time for safe disposal. YOU CAN HELP US PREVENT PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE: 1- Clean out your medicine cabinet and lock up your drugs.

Drop off Panguitch Prevention Coalition all unused and Totals Collected: old RX mediPanguitch (Garfield County): 22.1 pounds cations at the Beaver County: 24.7 pounds Sherriff’s DeIron County: 66.3 pounds partment perWashington County: 346.6 manent Drop TOTAL: 459.7 pounds box at any To-Date (Since 2010): 1,671 POUNDS! time. For other (almost 1 ton of drugs) locations and Address visit h t t p : / / w w w. southwestprevention.com/ 4- Help us spread the drug-disposal/ and to learn word about the importance of how to dispose of them safely being careful with these drugs. Join us for our next take- If you know of someone who back event in 2014. may have a problem with 2- Talk to your kids and prescription drugs encourage grandkids about the dangers of them to seek help. prescription drugs and the imThank you for your supportance of only using them as port. they are prescribed. —Panguitch Prevention 3- Never share or take a Coalition prescription drug from someone else; It’s a second degree felony!

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School Notes High Performing Title I Schools The Utah State Office of Education has issued a letter recognizing Escalante Elementary and Panguitch Elementary as recipients of the 2013 Utah “High Performing Title I School Recognition”. A Title I school is a federal program that provides financial assistance to schools with a high percentage of economically disadvantaged students. The percentage is based on the number of students who qualify for free and reduced lunch. Panguitch Elementary was also recognized as a “High Progress Title I School”. With this recognition, both schools will be eligible to be nominated for the National Title I Distinguished Award. The Utah State Office of Education will select two schools in the State to attend the National Title I conference in San Diego, California. I would like to compliment the faculty and staffs of these two schools on their academic accomplishments. I would also like to thank anyone who helps students in our communities achieve academic success. —Superintendent Ben Dalton

PHSbyNotebook D C Veteran’s Day Celebration; Winter Sports Have Begun! onnie

Monday morning was a patriotic day for the students and teachers of PHS. To start things off, a second hour Veterans Day assembly was held, and was well received by everybody in attendance. Along with some wonderful video presentations by Slader Matthew and Sicily Houston, the assembly was also made memorable by not one - but two great performances by Mrs. Perkins’ Choir class. Bobcat faculty and student body alike proudly held their hands over their hearts while the members of the PHS choir club rang out to the “Star Spangled Banner,” and held the same respect when the assembly was closed with “Proud to be an American.” Besides the patriotic demonstration by our own students, we were also gifted with an amazing speaking presentation by local veteran and hero Ryan Josie. His thoughtful and wise words were met with respect by all those in attendance. I think we all can agree that proud Americans and Veterans like Ryan serve to remind us of how great our country really is and of

BVHS News by Vicki Syrett

COMING EVENTS IN BRYCE AREA:

• School Board @ Escalante Thursday, Nov 21 • GBB Preview @ SVC Green River 11:30 Fri, November 22, 1pm – 2pm • GBB Preview @ SVC Rich 4:30 • Mid-Term Monday, Nov 25 • BBB @ Kanab Tuesday, Nov 26 • Wrestling - Piute Tournament Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 • GBB @ Pineview Wednesday, Nov 27 • Thanksgiving Break Nov 30 – Dec 2 • BBB @ Milford Wednesday, Dec 4 • Wrestling - Panguitch Tournament Dec 6 – 7 • GBB @ St. Joseph Friday, Dec 6 • GBB @ Layton Christian Saturday, Dec 7, 2013

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the noble sacrifices taken to protect that greatness and our freedoms. The assembly wasn’t the only celebration of Veteran’s Day though, as the students and teachers were moved into the back parking lot of the school for a special flagretirement ceremony. Holding an older, worn flag over a contained fire, soldiers, Ryan Josie and Dalan Bennet carried out a proper retirement ceremony, and saluted the burning embers of our national colors. With respect in their hearts, all those in attendance then proceeded to say the pledge of allegiance, which was followed by a patriotic reading by Mr. Houston. After the heartfelt display on Monday, the athletes of PHS were launched into their first week of practice. With varied levels of excitement for the season, and disdain for what were sure to be wake up calls in practice, the winter athletes in Bobcat blue begin their respective seasons this week. With the success of our fall season still looming and the fresh trophies now sitting in our halls, the students and

faculty of PHS hope for a similar winter season, and look forward to watching all of the student athletes work hard and play well. Wednesday night was a fun and important night for the Panguitch cheer squad, as they held their Fall social that night at six. Delicious soup, bread bowls, and pie were served, along with great entertainment from all of the cheerleaders. This made for a great night of laughs and stellar displays of talents by eager girls of all ages. Friday was an occasion for celebration. With 1st quarter grades in the books, the teachers of Panguitch High counted percentages and went over notes to see who their most dedicated and successful students of the initial quarter, and held an awards assembly to recognize those students. Certificates were given, treats were happily accepted, and names were even drawn from a raffle box for various prizes, making for a great occasion and a fantastic end to the week. Donnie Corwin is a senior at Panguitch High School and serves as high school historian.

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Loa Elementary Snippets by Lisa Stevens

Ms. Davis’ Second Graders Publish Their Own Books Ms. MarJean Davis’ class had been very busy writing. “Just before parent teacher conferences we finished our first published books. . . All About Me” said Ms. Davis. The class has also been getting into the holiday spirit and wrote turkey stories. The entire class did a great job and exhibited how imaginative and creative they all are; I wish I had room to share all of the stories but here are two… The Turkey Escapes the Farmer by Callan One day a farmer was looking for a turkey. He saw a turkey. He shot at the turkey and he missed. But he shot and shot again and again and he missed the turkey and the turkey ran off. The end.

key gave the mail to the turkey. She read the note. It said. “Dear Princess, You’re invited to a meeting and a dance. Bring a pretty dress and shoes. And tea. And hurry! Because Loa Elementary School the humans are comDates to Remember: ing to town!” So • November 27th- (W) Minimum she hurried. Finally Day she was gone to the • November 28th-29th (R-F) Thanksball. The prince said, giving Break “Don’t go in the woods!” The End

Turkey Story by Emma Once upon a time there was a turkey prince named Cody and a turkey princess named Emma. They never met each other. Then the Mail Tur-

Wayne Sports This Week by Maggie Ellett It’s that time of year Badger fans! Basketball season is among us. The air is getting colder but the court is heating up. The boys’ and girls’ teams have four seniors returning this year. For the boys, there is Marc Simmons, Rhett Blackburn, Broc Taylor, and Kayden VanDyke. For the girls, there is Rebekah Rasmussen, Sarah Taylor, Kali Pei, and Maggie Ellett. There are high hopes for both the boys and girls as they play this year. The Lady Badgers have their first game this weekend at the Sevier Valley Center in Richfield. They play Altamont at 5:30 on Friday and Green River at 7:30 on Saturday. The boys play their first games on December 6th and 7th in a tournament at Duchesne. Best of luck to both teams this season!

Bryce Valley Elementary News

Wayne High School Senior Spotlight 2014

by Maren Stewart

Kindergarten: we are learning about Thanksgiving, scarecrows, and turkeys and are practicing site words. We also have started a new and fun math dice game. First grade: we are very excited for Thanksgiving we are also learning about the thanksgiving. We have also started a new writing program! Second grade we have been learning about how to do double digit addition and subtraction we are also doing Christmas art,we did poker bears Christmas lights and Christmas trees!

JAKE BELL ÒMy name is Jake Bell, I live in Hanksville. My parents are Cassandra Hickman and Cory Bell. I hope to go to a trade school for automotive mechanics. My goals after I graduate high school and Þnish college is get my CDL license, and move out of state and start my own mechanics shop. My grandpa, Stan Alvey has inspired me most throughout life. He supported me the most in learning to be a mechanic.Ó........Jake This weekly student spotlight is brought to you by Wayne High School and the Entrada Institute Scholarship Committee. These spotlights are not only to introduce the people of our area to these Þne seniors, but to encourage contributions to the ÒScholarship of ExcellenceÓ program for students at WHC. For more information about tax deductible donations, please contact Candence Peterson at WHS.

49 Bighorn Sheep Transplanted to Utah BULLFROG Forty nine bighorn sheep have a new home in southern Utah. Using a helicopter, capture specialists captured the sheep near Lake Mead in Nevada. The sheep were then driven to Bullfrog, Utah in trailers. As soon as the sheep were certified “disease free,” they were Mike Christensen, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources again flown by helicopter to an area east Bighorn sheep captured in Nevada wait to be transported to their new of Bullfrog. home in Utah. D u s t i n Schaible, bighorn Before the sheep were Biologists released the sheep biologist for the Utah lifted into the air, they were sheep on an area known as the Division of Wildlife Resourc- placed in specially designed Kaiparowits bighorn sheep es, says the area where the metal boxes that were attached management unit. The 49 adsheep were released is very to a cable hanging from the he- ditional sheep will add to the remote. “Normally,” he says, licopter. A pilot with the Utah herd’s genetic mix. “we keep the sheep in horse Department of Public Safety The transplant project trailers, drive them to the re- then flew the sheep about 15 was funded by hunters through lease site and open the door.” miles into the red-rock canyons dollars generated from the sale The area where the 49 that surround Lake Powell. of bighorn sheep hunting persheep were released doesn’t “The boxes are designed mits. have any roads, but it’s perfect to hold about three sheep For more information, sheep habitat. “With the as- each,” Schaible says. “As call the DWR’s Cedar City ofsistance of the Utah Highway soon as we opened the door, fice at 435-865-6100. Patrol and its helicopter,” he the sheep took off and ran —Utah Division of says, “we were able to fly the into the canyons to find a new Wildlife Resources sheep into the remote area.” home.”


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Avenue H Opens New Online Insurance Enrollment Portal Utah’s small business owners can register their group on AvenueH.com

SALT LAKE CITY Utah’s small businesses can now join Avenue H through its new online registration and enrollment tool. Avenue H is an insurance marketplace created by the State of Utah that meets the new Affordable Care Act (ACA) standards, but allows small Utah companies with one to fifty employees to purchase health insurance from Utahbased insurance companies. As Governor Herbert noted when the marketplace was created, “It provides Utah companies a Utah solution for their health insurance needs.” By filling out a short form on AvenueH.com, employers can get a quote for their company’s 2014 health insurance rates and buy coverage online. Registration is simple and takes only a few minutes. “AvenueH.com’s new consumer enrollment tool is an evolution of the way we have been helping small businesses offer insurance benefits to their employees,” said Patty Conner, director of Avenue H. “Utah’s small business owners can now register their employer group online and get their employees insured in less than 30 days.” Avenue H is the state’s small business health insurance marketplace, and it has been successfully enrolling groups for several years. Through an agreement with federal health officials, Avenue H meets all the requirements of the ACA law, but is controlled by the State of Utah and not federal officials. On Avenue H, employers are able to give their employees an affordable flat dollar amount for their health insurance. Employees then take those funds and shop for insurance on AvenueH.com. They can choose coverage that fits their needs from among 70

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plans offered by Arches Health Plan, SelectHealth and UnitedHealthcare. If the coverage they choose costs less than their employer’s contribution, employees can roll the excess into a health savings account, which is a bank account used specifically for health needs. New for 2014, employers can also offer dental coverage from one of seven dental carriers. Employers still have the option of working with their broker — just as they always have — but now they have a second option for joining Avenue H. “We wanted to give employers a choice in how they join Avenue H,” said Conner. “Signing up online is convenient and quick, but most employers don’t have the time to learn all there is to know about insurance. Brokers, on the other hand, are insurance experts who can answer complicated questions, but they have other clients to assist too.” The new registration and enrollment system lets employers choose which method they prefer. AvenueH.com has a search tool for those who choose to work with a broker. This tool searches for brokers in the area who are authorized to quote business on Avenue H. These brokers have received training on Avenue H’s processes and will ensure a smooth and accurate enrollment experience. “We have been involved in the world of employee benefits for over 25 years,” said Scott Miller, president and COO of the MillerWade Group. “We believe that Avenue H offers an excellent solution to our small business clients. Specifically, it offers three important elements to our clients: 1) flexibility and choice to employers and employees; 2) a defined contribution model for employers; and

3) small business tax credits to qualifying employers.” “Working with MillerWade, our broker, made the whole process easy,” said Emily Ensign, AP/HR specialist for Heirloom Restaurant Group. “They guided us through the process and any questions we had were answered quickly. It was nice to have the personal touch.” Utah small business owners can expect a far different experience enrolling in health insurance on Avenue H than individuals did trying to access Healthcare.gov in October. Avenue H has been operating since 2010 after a yearlong beta testing period and has been consistently reviewed and refined since then. The new registration and enrollment platform is the latest improvement to the system. Avenue H is the state’s existing marketplace for small group health insurance. It works by letting business owners contribute a set dollar amount that they can afford, rather than the 50 percent of premium that is standard in the traditional market. Employees then take that contribution and use it to shop for health care from among three carriers offering 70 plans. Utah companies with one to fifty employees can join on AvenueH.com right now to control their costs while offering their employees increased choice and value. Under an approach proposed by Governor Gary R. Herbert, the provisions of the Affordable Care Act will be split, making Avenue H the official state-based health insurance marketplace for small businesses, while the federal government will service the individual market. —Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development

Fence Lines

I like the rural mode of life. I guess I’m a natural hick. I couldn’t abide a city abode, with neighbors crowded in thick. Pedestrians jam the city streets, rushing to who knows whence. Foot traffic in my neighborhood is a group of cows near the fence. The urban ear cannot escape loud clamor, though it try. My ambient noise is the raven’s ‘grawk’ and the wild coyote’s cry. Here, I can step outside at night, say, at about eleven, And I have no ‘light pollution,’ dimming the glow from my heaven. In truth, though, the mainest bonus to life in a rural community, Is, you can go out in the yard, anytime, and tinkle with blest immunity. With water sources diminishing, and world population doubling, I’d think my nocturnal H2O contributions would not be troubling.

by Ray Conrad

Rural Reflectionst (2008), from Fence Lines, by Ray Conrad, published by Avalanche Creek Productions, 2009.

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Route of the recovery group from Loa to the crash site. [Pub. Note: Sorry that it’s hard to see, but the point of printing this is to show that the route is along the white line going north into Sevier and Emery counties. Hwy 24 can be seen as the darker line below the recovery route.]

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Major, kinda nippy this morin’ aint it.” I was froze. Les had fed and watered the horses already and it wasnt daylight yet. Just after daybreak we were on the move, Les out ahead with the horses ahead of him and the rest of the cowhands in the truck. I had shifted to the Jeep now and took the lead. With me I had LaVar and Grant Brown. Jeffery stayed with the convoy. I wanted good heads with me to pick the first trail across the desert and I wanted a good head behind with the convoy. LaVar and Grant were so pleased with the ride in the Jeep they were like kids. I never thought about that. I never realized they would be so pleased to get a jeep ride. They thanked me amany times during the trip for picking them to ride with me in the jeep. We were soon out of the sight of the convoy which crawled along across the desert in four wheel drive and in second most of the time. As we would come up on a high piece I could look back and see that line of dust. I thot of our convoys in Africa and what a good target it would make for low flying airplanes, easy to spot a long way off. Now this convoy was following jeep tracks only. As we advanced, now and then Grant would say, “better swing off into that wash to the right.” Then I would come to the rim and look down a hundred feet or more. Down below was a dry wash, and covered with more sand, boulders and desert-bushes here and there. The little old jeep, with Bob and I in the front would bounce along the rim and then I would spot a place to go down, where I thot the convoy could make it, and we’d drop over the rim and down we’d go. The first time I did it Grant nearly bailed out. I laughed and told him to stay with us that he hadnt seen anything yet. Both men had on their spurs all the time. When it looked like a bad grade I would wait for the convoy or just keep going till I came to a better place to get down and then I’d race back and lead the convoy to it so it wouldnt follow the wrong tracks over the desert. Les was to wait for us at a particularly bad spot up ahead, with the horses. This was an area where everything was cut to shreds with bad lands. Here we all came together again and we made sure we were all there. From then on it got tough. I kept Les and some of the riders with me and led out. Down over the grade we would go and then stop and look back. It was then I left the staff cars, they couldnt make it (3 of them). Even those wonderful 4 wheel drive trucks would stand on end but they had on winches with cables so I would ease them down one at a time or use a pully around a boulder up high and snake them up or down. Those cowhands would set on their

horses and watch, silently, and every time a truck would hit bottom and then top a wash, they’d look at each other and slowly shake their heads. Grant said, “and I used to say that only a horse could do it.” Frankly I was worried about something going wrong in the process myself, but I didnt want to break up the convoy. There was always one thing that kept going on its own, the jeep. We would run along the bottom of the dry wash and come across a wet spot with quick sand. If it was still frozen we could make a run across it and leave a rider there to warn those behind. If it was a bad one I would have to back the jeep out quick and hunt another way around for the convoy to take. It was one tough day. As the day wore on it got warm and I was able to shed my fleece lined clothing, but when I’d ride in under those 1,000 foot ledges I’d have to

This article first appeared in the Fall 2010 issue of Utah Historical Quarterly. Debra Allen Young is the granddaughter of LaVor and May 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.

tion go to work. Then those metal pieces would begin to fit together. I was very tired climbing up and down washes, trying to cover that mile when I came across the body of Spence. Major Spence had been a very good friend of mine. It was he who had been piloting the plane. There is nothing for animals to live on in that desert, so none had been at him, but birds had however and his flesh was two thirds gone, eaten or rotted into the sand. I could see he had instantly

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Major LeRoy Heston, Captain Thayer, and Captain Manes. put it on again. The scenery, of course, was one of the worlds best but I was worried about those behind me and didnt get to enjoy it as I would have under other circumstances. I finally reached the spot where LaVar found the towel. He said when we got there, “I never knew a car would ever see this desert.” There was the place where the towel was and there was where the purse had lain. Far across the saltcovered wash lay a wing and the steep side of a slope. I left the jeep and took out on foot, looked at the wing and then climbed the steep sides of the wash until I got on top. There for a mile or more across the plateau and gullies lay the wreckage. It was awful to see, already knowing what I was to find there. I sent Bob Thayer and Grant back to meet the convoy and see if they were still moving. LaVar and I, with two of the horses, stayed there. We were going to make one quick survey of the wreckage while they were gone. I watched Bob and Grant bumping over the rocks in the jeep, having a big time. Personal baggage lay everywhere along with pieces of metal. I walked fast and tried not to be too smart in figuring this thing out. Best way is not to get too technical, just let your mind wander around for a while, and let your imagina-

died. He was 200 yards from the final wreckage, thrown clear. LaVar then pointed the other bodies out to me. We could see six, all thrown clear before final plunge of the ship. Then we went to the final wreckage. The old imagination was working now. I could see 90% of what had taken place. The plane had fallen apart in the air, something that happens once in a million times. In probably 2 seconds it had been all over. The plane in shreds with the pilots falling free in the air. They made their mistake by not having their parachutes tied to them. Had they only had their chutes strapped to them they probably would have all been alive today. Providing of course, they could have found their way out of the desert in July. The rest was tough, tiresome, nasty and hard. Before sundown a rider was seen coming across the desert toward us and finally a jeep, so we knew the gang had returned. When they came up they said the convoy was in the bottom of the salt wash and cookie was setting up chow. I was sure glad to hear it.

Story To be Continued Next Week...


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FYI Panguitch

obituaries Nadine Stevens Willoughby

DELTA - Nadine Stevens Willoughby passed away November 7, 2013 in Delta, Utah, after a 22 year courageous battle with cancer. She was born October 18, 1940 in Holden, Utah to Melvin and Marjorie Turner Stevens. She attended elementary school in Holden and high school in Fillmore, Utah where she was known for her beautiful penmanship and being a top student. During her teen years she enjoyed softball, playing the piano, sewing, and MIA activities. She graduated from the LDS Seminary program and Millard High School in 1958. On Christmas Eve of 1957, she went on a blind date with a Delta Rabbit she couldn’t resist from Oasis, Utah, her eternal sweetheart, Dale S. Willoughby. They were married in the Manti Temple October 8, 1958. Mom loved being married and they had 55 years of love and laughter. Seven lucky children became a part of their family in an eight year period. Sadly their second child, Nancy, was stillborn. We are excited to think of the reunion they are having now along with other loved ones. Mom and Dad raised their family on the farm which was a good way to teach work ethics, something they felt was very important. Everyone had their own responsibilities and we were taught that a family is a team that works and plays together. We had many fun times cooking, sewing, doing crafts, visiting grandparents, camping, motorcycle riding, deer and pheasant hunting, along with numerous activities that our family members were involved in. Mom was very dedicated to her family and always made sure that she was there to greet us when we got home from school. Meal times were always a highlight of the day with much talk, teasing, and laughter. Mom enjoyed collecting recipes, patterns, and uplifting quotes. She loved to read, do embroidery, crochet, knit, cross stitch, and scrapbook. She was an excellent seamstress and pianist. She was excited to get a computer and learned how to use it in her later years. She was an amazing listener and truly enjoyed spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren. Her family meant everything to her. Mom was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints her entire life. She served as primary secretary, ward organist, ward librarian, visiting teacher coordinator, and a bishopric member’s wife for many years. She served as a stake missionary for Beehive Clothing and really enjoyed the time she spent working there. Words that best describe Mom are sweet, loving, kind, talented, devoted, accepting, beautiful, sweet smile, loving daughter, wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend. Mom, your family loves you more than words can express. Thank you for all the love and devotion you have given and for all that you have taught us. We will go on and do our best to make you proud of us and we look greatly forward to the day when we will be together again. Nadine is survived by her loving husband, Dale S. Willoughby of Oasis, Utah. Children: Kathie (Brent) Griffin of Escalante, Utah; Kellie (Gary) Winegar of Roosevelt, Utah; Robert (Suzette) Willoughby of Quincy, Illinois; Richard (Deborah) Willoughby of Oasis, Utah; John (Portia) Willoughby of Sutherland, Utah; and Jared (Cecelia) Willoughby of Hinckley, Utah. Mother: Marjorie Stevens of Holden, Utah; Brother: Bryant (Clara) Stevens of Holden, Utah; Sister: Marjean (Cleve) Christensen of Kanosh, Utah. She is also survived by 28 beautiful grandchildren whom she loved dearly, and 1 great granddaughter with another great grandson expected in December. She was the aunt of 31 wonderful nieces and nephews whom she also loved. She is preceded in death by her father, Melvin Stevens; sister, JoAnn Stevens; daughter, Nancy Willoughby; mother and father in law, Jack and Loenza Willoughby; brother in law, Duane Hansen; nieces, JoAnn Stevens, Teresa Willoughby and nephew, Chris Willoughby.

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Call by 10:00 A.M. if you want a lunch or need a ride. 679-8666 Suggested donation is $3 for seniors and $7 for those under 60 years of age. THERE WILL BE NO MEALS SERVED FROM THE 26th to the 28th of NOVEMBER.

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by Mack Oetting ~ mackoetting @gmail.com Next Thursday is Thanksgiving and we would like to invite all seniors, singles and small samilies, to the fifth annual Lions Club sponsored dinner. Thanksgiving dinner will be at the Senior Citizens Center and it will start at 1:00 pm and will go till everyone is fed. We have plenty of food so come and enjoy dinner with your friends and neighbors. Those in Hatch come on over, we will fit you in. This year, if you need a ride we will send someone to pick you up call (676-2418) with your name and address. The Cheer Leaders and their parents would like to thank all of the town folks for their support at their fund raiser at the Fair Building. With very little advertising they had a real big turn out; they bought 180 bread bowls thinking that would be plenty. Over 200 showed up and were treated to some great soup and plenty of local talent entertainment. A number of years ago the School Board voted to have the kids pay for their rooms at the State events. Ticket sales pay for volleyball, basketball and wrestling rooms, but teams like cross country, track, baseball and cheerleading pay for their rooms by these fund raisers. The basketball teams have shirts for sale, as a fund raiser, buy one and show your colors and your support at the ball games. Call the high school for more information on the shirts. Don’t forget the Great Turkey Basketball tournament. It will be held on the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving. They still could use another team; give Tyler Pollock a call at the Chevron Station and sign up for the fun. It is that time of the year to get your list in for Sub for Santa; call at (676-2418) for a form. There will be an Angel Tree at Joe’s Market again this year.

If there is anyone out there that has sheep wagons, covered wagons or old pioneer forms of transport the 150th Birthday Committee would like to borrow them for the year 2014—banners will be ordered and they will add them to the wagons to advertise our Birthday celebration as well as add some pioneer spirit to the city. Call Pat at 676-2418 and discuss this with her. Brian Head Ski Resort opened last Friday and they have a couple feet of snow. The town needs to work out a deal with Brian Head so the motels can offer Ski Packages. That is an idea. With all the fun things going on in December dealing with Christmas, the year will end with a New Year’s celebration. It will kick off the year long Panguitch Birthday Party, we will be celebrating 150 years since the first settlers came into the Valley. At the City Council meeting they announced the winners of the City elections. For the two year term it is Trudy Owens and Lloyd Brinkerhoff, for the four year term, Tim Smith and Kim Soper, Mayor Eric Houston ran unopposed. The school district gave the City $180,000 for the building that housed the swimming pool. News from out east, from the SLC Tribune. The Natural History Museum of Utah has a new dinosaur on display. It is call the King of Gore it is T. Rex’s great uncle, Lythronax argeses and is the oldest known tyrannosaur species. It roamed the earth 80 million years ago and was discovered out in the Grand StaircaseEscalante National Monument. It was a 24 foot creature and weighted 2.75 tons. It is thought to be a teenager and would have reached 30 feet. It walked on two power-

ful legs and had a large head with a relatively narrow, short snout. That skull is designed for grabbing its prey and shaking it to death. Paleontologogists have discovered more than a dozen dinosaur species during the past 14 years, in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Crews have unearthed herbivores such as duck–billed hadrosaurs, armored ankylosaurs and dome headed pachycephalosaurs as well as carnivores including the raptorlike Talos and another large tyrannosaur, Teratorphoneus. Scientists feel that these dinosaur discoveries are just the tip of the iceberg and there are many more finds out there. (My spell check is not picking up these unfamiliar dinosaur names so please don’t count on the spelling to be correct). Something else from the SLC Tribune. Since Utah’s Legislators have decided not to expand Medicaid, a lot of folks in Garfield Co. will not get assistance in the purchase of affordable health care insurance from Medicaid. The State is going to build six clinics in these high uninsured areas in the state. A $2.4 million grant came from the Federal Government to build 6 new clin-

ics throughout the Utah areas that are affected. Escalante is one of the lucky ones that will get a new clinic. These Clinics will service 28,000 patients and will open in 2014. The funding was awarded on a competitive basis through a trust created by the Affordable Care Act. These clinics will be governed by boards comprised mostly of health consumers and will also cater to those who have insurance. As Garfield Memorial Hospital found out last year, some of the insurance plans that you pay good money for do not pay off when you need care. The reason so many people are being dropped from their insurance is because these plans don’t meet the minimum standards of the Affordable Care Act. These standards are: a free medical exam annually, pregnancy coverage, reasonable co-pays and after years of paid premiums not dropping you for a pre-existing condition. The High School sports programs are all off to a fast start, with practice starting last Monday. The first game will be the boy’s basketball team playing up at North Sevier and it will be on next Wednesday. Don’t worry, all is well. Mack O.

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Wishing a Happy 90th Birthday to Helma Haas. What a beautiful and talented lady she is and we hope she had a wonderful birthday. It was on November 2nd but at the Thomas E. Richards Reunion in October was the actual party celebrating the birthday. It was a big party attended by many and on her actual birthday friends and relatives dropped by to wish Helma a Happy Birthday. At the reunion there were many people who traveled long distance to come to help Helma celebrate. Around ninety people were present. Also honored at this event were Alaska Richards, Elaine Henderson, Donald Henderson and Kathy Shumway. It was a very nice day and all enjoyed the time together and seeing each other. Happy Birthday belatedly from all of us too Helma. You are a special friend and we wish you the best always. In Henrieville Gayle Moore was released as the Relief Society Chorister and Louise Patterson was called to take that position.

Wishing Wynona Henderson a quick recovery from an emergency Gall Bladder operation that had become full of gangrene and needed to be tended to immediately. She had no warning and no pain to indicate that she needed this done until the last minute. Wynona is now home and recuperating. Hurry and get well Wynona. We miss you when you are gone. Welcome home to Scout Holm from his mission to Tijuana Mexico. His parents are the son of Travis and Kara Lee Holm of Tropic. Billee Jones had his farewell on Sunday before leaving for the MTC. His parents are William and Jessica Jones of Henrieville. In Tropic Renon Bybee and Brittney King were called to be teachers in the Primary. Monday was Veteran’s Day and the Bryce Valley schools held a Tribute to all of the Military who served and are serving from our area. The Bryce Valley PTA sponsored the event and it was a well done assembly. Earl

Slack, in full uniform, was the Emcee. Jeanette Pollock and Taylor Talbot did a Flag Etiquette demonstration that they had learned at Girl’s State this last summer. The BVHS Choir sang a beautiful Patriotic number as a tribute to the Veterans. Bryce Valley’s new Counselor, Scott Henrie gave a beautiful presentation on Angola and the Military who performed act of Humanitarian Aid there for the local people. Brannon Stewart and Taryn Syrett presented a Power Point program about the story behind the National Anthem and then showed pictures of the local Veterans. It was a touching presentation and the many Veterans were honored by this program. Sam Pollock had a display showing awards, ribbons, and many other mementos of his military service. There just are enough of the right words to express our gratitude to these wonderful people who put their very lives on the line by doing active duty and helping to protect and serve our country and its people. Thanks to

all of you who have and are serving in the military. The Lion’s Club calendars are here and if you did not get one then contact a member and they will help you find one. They are wonderfully done and Anita Fletcher needs a big pat on the back for all of her service getting it ready. They are $5.00 each and well worth the money. Coming events in our valley are: KayeLynn Shakespear is getting married on November 23rd and her reception will be in Salt Lake City. She is the daughter of Carl and Kay Shakespear. Also Lesha LeFevre is getting married in December. We wish both a very full and exciting life ahead of them with lots of love and adventures in their future together. Have a great week. Drive safely and smile. You never know what will come from smiling at a stranger. Please help us find a new correspondent for the Bryce Valley High School. Thanks VS.

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The ominous weekend winter storm that Channel 5’s Kevin Eubank predicted, while wearing his white coat, never did manifest itself in Torrey, but a wicked westerly wind did blow. Now all the leaves that were raked up last week by our next-door neighbors to the west are now in our yard waiting for another big burst of wind to send them on down the line. Just maybe Ann Torrance will set up some sort of new fangled leaf capturing device she read about in Mother Earth News to gather all the organic material she needs for her new apple orchard on the dump road. A device as clever as Ann that will enhance her apple orchard experience and put Torrey back on the map. On Friday afternoon during what was to be part of the “big storm” West Taylor from Fremont held a free horse clinic in Torrey. Jen Howe offered up her horse “Raven” as a semichallenge to West, but Raven was hardly more than a simple exercise in futility for the wild Mustang tamer West Taylor from Fremont. In the round pen and in less than ten minutes West Taylor had Raven performing like a Barnum and Bailey circus horse, and Raven seemed to enjoy the one-on-one personal attention, as did all the local horse clinic participants. I can’t say for sure but I would be willing to place a small wager that West was using some sort of mental telepathy to tap into Raven’s inner horse self and her animal instincts. I say that because there was a time or two while West worked with Raven that even I felt a confused craving for some fresh cut alfalfa, and I would have been willing to do just about anything West told me to, to get some. After Raven had performed magnificently for West and Boulder Mountain disappeared into a snowy blur, we all went inside to indulge in some in depth horse conversation with West and enjoy hot chocolate and Larry’s homemade pumpkin pie. (A delightful and tasty delicacy that almost made me over-look my alfalfa telepathy cravings and inability to perform circus tricks.) When and if you ever have the opportunity to attend one of Wild West Taylor’s Horsemanship Clinics, at least fifteen women and two men I know can surely attest to the fact that West Taylor’s performance is packed with more

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West Taylor and guests during a free horsemanship clinic he offered last Friday. entertainment value, and ten times superior to any TV cable episode of Dexter, who-ever Dexter is? On the western side of Torrey, Bill and Diane Barrett contracted premier fence builder Layne Jones of Loa to put in place a fenced rock encased structure that has stirred the imagination of passers by. A multi purpose, unique property length rock arrangement that has caused wide spread wonderment and provided much un-specified discussion in the only places left open in Torrey like the Torrey Post Office and Cathy Rabb’s coffee shop. Not yet as well known as Stone Henge in England or the roadside Amarillo, Texas Cadillac s, the newly constructed Barrett Gambian basket rock art and sound barrier does provide a rather pleasurable visual experience and well-deserved contemplation for those traveling through Torrey. Another new visual phenomenon that is popping up on porches Wayne County wide is white bags of wood pellets being produced by Bruce Chappell’s Thousand Lake sawmill in Lyman, Utah. An economic alternative heat source and value added saw mill waste product manufactured locally right here in Wayne County. Where once, when a Saturday afternoon family outing of firewood gathering filled porches, now we are beginning to see neat stacks of environmentally friendly alternative heat, pleasantly packaged in a plastic bag. Times are a changing. Much to the delight of the many travelers planning visits to the Torrey area this winter.

Places like the Best Western @ Capitol Reef, The Torrey Days Inn, the rocking Rim Rock Patio, the Red Cliffs restaurant and Bicknell and Loa businesses, like the famous Sunglow family restaurant and others are remaining open and are anxious to provide quality service to the locals and traveling public. Sorely missing as the winter months are upon us will be the local outdoor Torrey flavor, discussions and personalities that many travelers, and locals a like, have come to expect and enjoy when stopping on Torrey’s Main Street. Yet a gentle knock on your neighbors front door or visiting some one you haven’t seen for a while generally provides a warm welcome and the opportunity to sit and listen, and often share what we as human’s intimately desire and have socially in common. Not to be ever forgotten are our dear departed friends and the influence they have had on our lives. The ever-fast growing list of those that have gone before us, those that give us daily pause and remind us that our time on Earth is as precious, delicate and unpredictable as life itself. A firm and constant reminder that if we choose we can work “to-

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LYMAN -Elder Carson Syme has returned from serving in the Texas, Houston mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He will be speaking in the Lyman Ward on Sunday, November 24th at 11:50. Elder Syme is the son of Rick and Lori Syme of Lyman, Utah. He is the grandson of Seth and Ardeen Chappell of Lyman, Utah and of Elmo and JoAnn Syme of St. George Utah.


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Every1Counts

By Cynthia Kimball One week, I flew to many cities in different states. Each time my plane was delayed. This meant I might not make a connecting flight. It also meant that I might arrive at my destination later. At first I thought, “Are you kidding me?” and, “I’m so tired already.” But then I realized, “No, this is supposed to happen,” and “I need to use this extra time to do something” whether that was to study, talk to people or something else. Yes, I did get some studying in, which was something that needed to get done, but I also met a lot of really cool people too. On one flight, I met an Army National Guard officer. He told me of his family and how, due to the nature of his job, his was a way for many of their family and school activities. He spoke of how proud he was of them. He spoke of his wife. He spoke of his children. I complimented him for putting his family first, as much as he could, even though his job took him away from them, especially during the early years of his career. During one cab ride, I met a man originally from Ethiopia. His entire family, his father and mother, brothers and sis-

When You Change the Way You Look at Things, the Things You Look at Change

ters, etc., were still in Ethiopia. He spoke, though, of how the Ethiopian community within the U.S. city he lived in were close. He said they take care of one another. He said they are family even though they’re not blood related. I remember thinking, “How cool is that and especially for him.” I mean, alone in a foreign country only to have a community embrace you and consider you family?” Wow. These were just two of the wonderful people I met. And if I hadn’t changed my attitude, I wouldn’t have heard their stories and connected with them. It made me think of one of my favorite quotes by Dr. Wayne Dyer, “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” This thought process is especially helpful whenever you are trying to understand something from another person’s point of view. It is helpful when a situation occurs that may interpret your schedule or plans. Doing so can change everything. Just like it did for the late Dr. Stephen R. Covey one time when he got on a subway. A man also got on with many children. Those children were unruly and created a ruck-

us and disturbed people. After Covey couldn’t take it any longer he asked the man if he could get his children under control as they were disturbing people. To which the man replied something like, “You’re right. We just came from the hospital though, where their mother has died and I’m quite sure they know how to handle it.” After hearing this, Covey felt small, but learned a valuable lesson. So the next time something or someone interrupts your schedule work to, “Change the way you look at things so the things you look at change. I bet Dr. Covey wished he had considered this before he asked the man on the subway to get his children in order. I, too, am glad I finally got around to this thought process on my recent travels. Otherwise, for me, I wouldn’t have connected with the amazing people I did, would have missed out on the incredible stories they shared and the valuable lessons I learned. 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: kimball@every1counts.net

Wills, Trusts, and More Preventing Problems and Mistakes in Estate Planning by Jeffery J. McKenna

When you make a will or trust, you are not obligated to leave property to anyone. In order to discourage disappointed heirs from disputing your estate plan, you can include a “no-contest” provision that automatically cancels an heir’s inheritance if he or she challenges the distribution of your assets in any way. The original reasoning for the no-contest provision was to intimidate any heir who may consider contesting a will or trust, thereby securing his or her cooperation. “No-contest” clauses can be broad or narrow, and may even disinherit people who challenge transfers made outside your will (through a trust or beneficiary designation). Of course, you cannot make a bequest of property you don’t own, but you can often provide in a will that a beneficiary will only receive your bequest if they abandon their rights in some other property. In a recent case, a court was asked to decide whether a refusal to abandon such rights would constitute a “will contest” that would void other gifts. When a testator died, he left a complex estate plan that included a will, a trust, and beneficiary designations for his retirement account. The testator’s wife legally owned part of his retirement account and other “community property.” The testator’s will and trust required his wife to abandon her “community property” rights in order to receive benefits worth $2.65 million from her husband’s trust. The wife filed a special petition with the court, asking

whether she would be viewed as “contesting” the estate plan if she sought to enforce her community property rights. The wife claimed that her husband had mistakenly transferred some community assets to his own trust, and she was merely trying to correct the mistake. On appeal, the Court ruled that the wife’s challenges would constitute a “contest.” Therefore, she had to decide whether to assert her “community property” rights (and thus receive only her share of community property, and nothing from her husband’s trust) or simply accept the provisions of the trust and will (thus sacrificing her “community property” rights). This case illustrates an important issue. If you make a mistake in your estate plan, a “no-contest” clause in a will or trust may prevent your heirs from correcting the mistake. On the other hand, if you don’t include a “no-contest” clause, an heir might contest your estate plan, thus delaying the distribution of your assets, and frustrating your goals. There are many such issues with Estate Planning that require careful planning and expertise to avoid.

In most cases, a “no-contest” clause does make sense. However, as the example in this article illustrates, you want do to careful when doing your estate plan in order to avoid unnecessary problems for your heirs. Seeking competent advice is more often than not well worth the price paid. Jeffery J. McKenna is a local attorney serving clients in Utah, Arizona and Nevada. He is a shareholder at the law firm of Barney, McKenna, and Olmstead with offices in St. George and Mesquite. If you have questions you would like addressed in these articles, you can contact him at 435 6281711 or jmckenna@barneymckenna.com.

Attorney Jeff McKenna hiking with his son in Zion National Park

Blizzard Conditions

A government warning was recently issued that anyone traveling in icy or blizzard conditions should take: - Shovel, blankets or sleeping bag - Extra clothing including scarf, hat and gloves - 24 hours supply of food and drink - De-icer - 5 lbs of rock salt - flashlight with spare batteries - Road flares and reflective triangles - Tow rope - 5 gallon gas can - First aid kit - Jump cables I felt like a complete idiot on the bus this morning.

Cute as a Bug

A man was pleased to see his small daughter’s fascination as she stared at a bug in their backyard. He thought she was developing an interest in science. Then the child remarked, “Grandma says I’m as cute as a bug. The bugs where she lives must be cuter than ours.”

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tHe lAuGhiNg Sick Aunt pOiNt!! Finally, the good-natured boss was compelled to call Smith into his office. “It has not escaped my attention,” he pointed out, “that every time there’s a home game at the stadium, you have to take your aunt to the doctor.” “You know you’re right, sir,” exclaimed Smith. “I didn’t realize it. You don’t suppose she’s faking, do you?”

Socks

When I was working as a clerk at a sporting-goods store, a woman came up to my register with a package of white athletic socks. “Will you open this up so I can see how the socks feel?” she asked. Reluctantly I tore open the package, and she scrutinized the merchandise. She handed me the package saying, “I’ll take them.” Relieved, I started to ring her up, until she interrupted me: “Can I have another pack? This one’s been opened.”

Autobahn

Although he knew it was illegal to hitchhike on the autobahn in Germany, my son, after hours with no cars passing by on the deserted road he’d been dropped off on, decided to take a chance. He ventured down to the autobahn, put up his thumb and optimistically held up his sign with “Denmark” written clearly on it. His heart sank when, within 15 minutes, a police car pulled up. The officers just looked at him for a minute or two, then one got out of the cruiser, smiling. As the officer approached he started speaking in a mixture of English and German, “Two things: First, ist verboten, absolutely forbidden, to hitchhike on the autobahn. Second,” he continued as he pointed in the opposite direction, “Denmark is that way.”

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AG MARKET NEWS Producers Livestock Auction, Salina, Utah Tuesday, November 12, 2013 Receipts: 2,682. Last Week: 2,568. Last Year: 2,034. Feeder Steers: mixed but mostly weak to 1.00 lower. Feeder Heifers mixed but mostly 1.00 lower. Holstein Steers: to few for comparison. Slaughter Cows: 1.00-2.00 higher on similar offerings. Slaughter Bulls: 1.00-2.00 higher on similar offerings. Feeder Steers: Medium and Large Frame 2: 200-250 lbs scarce; 250-300 lbs scarce; 300-350 lbs 206.00-218.00; 350-400 lbs 191.00-210.00, pkg 217; 400-450 lbs 195.00210.00; 450-500 lbs 178.00193.00; 500-550 lbs 159.50176.00, pkg 182.00 550-600 lbs 159.50-164.50; 600-650 lbs 155.00-163.50; 650-700 lbs 154.00-160.00; 700-750 lbs 150.00-160.00; 750-800 lbs 141.50-153.00; 800850 lbs scarce; 850-900 lbs 124.50-135.50; 900-950 lbs pkg 133.50; 950-1000 lbs pkg 132.75. Holstein Steers: Large Frame 3: Bull Calves: scarce; 200300 lbs scarce; 300-500 lbs 85.00-95.00; 500-700 lbs 81.00-98.00; 700-900 lbs scarce; 900-1000 lbs scarce. Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large Frame 1-2: 200250 lbs 162.00-169.00; 250300 lbs scarce; 300-350 lbs 160.00-176.00; 350-400 lbs 150.50-167.00; 400-450 lbs 155.00-170.00, pkg 176.00; 450-500 lbs 156.00-172.00; 500-550 lbs 150.50-167.00; 550-600 lbs 148.50-159.00; 600-650 lbs 141.00-150.00, pkg 156.75; 650-700 lbs 136.50-148.75; 700-750 lbs 133.50-139.50; 750-800 lbs 131.00-140.25; 800-850 lbs scarce; 850-900 lbs scarce; 900-950 lbs 125.50-128.00; 950-1000 lbs 120.00-127.00; Heiferettes: 58.00-114.50. Stock Cows: scarce. Slaughter Cows: Boning 8090% Lean: 62.00-71.75, high dressing to 74.75; Breaking 75-80% Lean: 67.50-77.00; 85-90% Lean: 52.50-61.50. Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade 1000-1500 lbs scarce; 1500-2115 lbs 82.25-91.50; Yield Grade 2 1000-1500 lbs scarce; 1500-1770 lbs 78.5081.50; Feeder Bulls: 810-1000 lbs scarce. Source: USDA-Utah Dept. Of Agriculture Market News , Salt Lake City, UT (435-230-0402.)

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LEGAL NOTICES

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, 14, 21 & 28, 2013 ANNOUNCEMENT OF APPOINTMENT AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS In the Sixth Judicial District Court for Garfield County, State of Utah Civil No. 133600015 Judge Marvin D. Bagley In the Matter of the Estate of: CATHERINE P. MONGINI, Deceased. Michael E. J. Mongini, whose address is 302 N. Verde Street, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-entitled estate. Creditors of the estate are hereby notified to: (1) deliver or mail their written claims to the Personal Representative at the address above; (2) deliver or mail their written claims to the Personal Representative’s attorney of record, L. Edward Robbins, at the following address: 190 West Center Street, Kanab, UT 84741; or (3) file their written claims with the Clerk of the District Court in Garfield County, the court’s address being 55 South Main, Panguitch, UT 84759, or otherwise present their claims as required by Utah law within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice or be forever barred. Date of First Publication: November 14, 2013. L. Edward Robbins Attorney for Personal Representative 190 West Center Kanab, UT 84741 (435) 644-3299 Published in the Wayne and Garfield County Insider on NOVEMBER 14, 21 & 28, 2013 Public Hearing Notice On November 7, 2013, the Board of Trustees of the Ticaboo Utility Improvement District reviewed and approved a tentative budget for the fiscal year 2014. On the same date, the Board also scheduled a public hearing regarding the tentative budget to be held on November 21, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. at the Board’s regular meeting place at Hwy 276, Mile Marker 27, PO Box 2140, LDS Church - Ticaboo Branch, Ticaboo, Utah 84533. The purpose of the public hearing will be to give all interested persons in attendance an opportunity to be heard on the estimates of revenues and expenditures or any item in the tentative budget of any fund. After the public hearing has closed, the Board may adopt the tentative budget as the final budget, subject to amendment or revision. A copy of the proposed budget can be examined at the District’s offices located at Hwy 276, Mile Marker 27, Lot 97, Ticaboo, Utah 84533 during normal business hours at any time prior to the public hearing. Published in the Wayne and Garfield County Insider on NOVEMBER 14 & 21, 2013 NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING A Public Hearing on the Upper Sevier River Water Conservancy District Budget for the calendar year 2014 will be held at 7:00 p.m., Monday, December 2, 2013 at the Garfield County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 55 S. Main St., Panguitch, Utah. Published in the Wayne and Garfield County Insider on NOVEMBER 21 & 28, 2013 Public Notice Panguitch Cemetery Maintenance District will hold a budget hearing on Thursday November 21, 2013 at 6:00 pm in the city council chambers at the Panguitch City Office and Library building, 25 South 200 East. Published in The Wayne and Garfield County Insider on NOVEMBER 21, 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 Division DECEMBER 18, 2013. Please visit http:// waterrights.utah.gov or call (801)-538-7240 for additional information. NEW APPLICATION(S) 97-2385 (A79880): John Murcko propose(s) using 1.73 acft. from groundwater (12 miles NW of Escalante) for IRRIGATION; STOCKWATERING; DOMESTIC. 97-2386 (A79884): John Murcko propose(s) using 1.73 acft. from groundwater (12 miles NW of Escalante) for IRRIGATION; STOCKWATERING; DOMESTIC. Kent L. Jones, P.E. STATE ENGINEER Published in The Wayne and Garfield County Insider on NOVEMBER 21 & 28, 2013 Tropic Town 2013 Municipal General Election Results Registered Voters: 302; Ballots Cast: 182; Percentage 60% Mayor: WaLon K. Brinkerhoff 131 Jeanne Shakespeare 48 Council Members: Jason Bybee 169 Travis LeFevre: 114 Published in The Wayne and Garfield County Insider on NOVEMBER 21, 2013 Official election results for Bicknell municipal elections Mayor: Gilbert Hunt Council Members: Kerry Stevens, Maurice Albrecht /s/ Connie Durfey, Town Clerk Published in The Wayne and Garfield County Insider on NOVEMBER 21, 2013

Boulder Election Returns I hereby certify that the following numbers are the official results of the November 5, 2013, election held in Boulder Town, Utah. Mayor: Bill Muse (83), Mike Nelson (43). Council Members: Gladys LeFevre (108), Colleen Thompson (54), Cindy Wilson (88). /s/ Judith Davis, Boulder Town Clerk Published in The Wayne and Garfield County Insider on NOVEMBER 21, 2013

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Classified ads start at $7.50 for 25 words or less. Call 435-826-4400 or email your ad information to snapshot@live.com HELP WANTED Wayne Community Health Center Escalante Site All part time positions possible full time later. Please e-mail resume with work experience, contact information, education and references to ginaf@waynechc.org, or mail to WCHC, P.O. Box 303, Bicknell, Utah 84715. These positions will be at the new Escalante Site. Bilingual in English and Spanish beneficial for all positions. The starting hourly rate will be based on experience and training. WCHC is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Escalante Medical Office Receptionist Welcomes patients and visitors by greeting patients and visitors, in person or on the telephone; answering or referring inquiries. Schedules appointments in person or by telephone. Maintains patient accounts by obtaining, recording, and updating personal and financial information. Obtains revenue by recording and updating financial information; recording and collecting patient charges; controlling credit extended to patients; filing, collecting, and expediting third-party claims. Maintains business office inventory and equipment by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies; scheduling equipment service and repairs. Helps patients in distress by responding to emergencies. Protects patients’ rights by maintaining confidentiality of personal and financial information. Maintains operations by following policies and procedures; reporting needed changes. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. Skills/Qualifications: Multi-tasking, Flexibility, Telephone Skills, Customer Service, Time Management, Organization, Attention to Detail, Scheduling, Computer Skills , Professionalism, Quality Focus. Escalante Medical Assistant The role of the Medical Assistant (MA) is to provide compassionate care to patients and customers through friendly, caring, courteous, and professional services and to ensure that our patients feel welcome in our health center. The MA is responsible to provide a variety of patient care tasks including: preparation of patients to be seen by physicians, performance of diagnostic tests, and appropriate documentation. MA’s have the opportunity to work every day with a variety of patients and provide exceptional care in a friendly clinic environment. Preferred Experience • One or more years experience in an outpatient clinic or other healthcare setting • One or more years of Medical Assisting or similar work experience • One or more years experience using electronic medical records (EMR) • Comfortable with IV’s and other medical procedures. Escalante Dental Assistant Responsibilities: Assist the dentist during a variety of treatment procedures. Set up and breakdown operatory post treatment. Take, develop and mount dental radiographs (x-rays). Manage infection control - prepare and sterilize instruments and equipment. Provide patients with instructions for oral care following all dental treatment procedures. Educate patients on appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health. Perform various office tasks as necessary. 12/5

AA MEETINGS Monday nights at 7:00PM Hatch Town Hall

EQUIPMENT OPERATOR Looking for experienced equipment operators, primarily track hoes. Pay is depending on experience. Call 435724-1181. 11/21

4-H After School Adventures Coordinator Do you like to get paid to play? If so, this is the parttime job for you! USU Extension is looking for an energetic, fun loving, person who enjoys working with youth in grades three through five to provide safety, security, and an enjoyable learning environment. Responsibilities: Coordinate with USU Extension staff and volunteers in planning and executing the after school activities including but not limited to healthy snack preparation, homework supervision, projects planning, volunteer and youth leader coordination and other assignments as needed. The job is 8 hours a week starting in December through April. Pay is $12.00 an hour. Apply on line at http://jobs.usu.edu/applicants/ Central?quickFind=59294 or contact the USU Extension office (435)836-1313. Applications will be accepted until December 5, 2013. 11/21

NOTICE Garfield County is accepting applications for the position of Motor Vehicle Technician/Deputy Assessor. Applicants need basic office and computer skills. Applications are available at the Garfield County Clerk’s Office 55 South Main, Panguitch and will be accepted until 5 p.m., Wednesday, December 4, 2013. Garfield County reserves the right to accept or reject any or all applications. Garfield County is an equal opportunity employer.

NOTICE

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

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NOTICE OF PROPOSED TAX INCREASE Upper Sevier River Water Conservancy The Upper Sevier River Water Conservancy is proposing to increase its property tax revenue. - The Upper Sevier River Water Conservancy tax on a $150,000 residence would increase from $2.89 to $16.39, which is $13.50 per year. - The Upper Sevier River Water Conservancy tax on a $150,000 business would increase from $5.25 to $29.78 which is $24.53 per year. - If the proposed budget is approved, Upper Sevier River Water Conservancy would increase its property tax budgeted revenue by 467.30% above last year's property tax budgeted revenue excluding new growth. All concerned citizens are invited to a public hearing on the tax increase. PUBLIC HEARING Date/Time: 12/2/2013 7:00 pm Location: Garfield County Courthouse 55 South Main Street Panguitch To obtain more information regarding the tax increase, citizens may contact Upper Sevier River Water Conservancy at 435-676-1120.


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November 21, 2013

Practical Money Matters

Don’t Let Cyber Grinches Ruin Your Holidays by Jason Alderman

I'm usually in too much of a Thanksgiving food coma to hit the sales on Black Friday, but millions of other Americans somehow find the energy. Last year, 89 million people took advantage of Black Friday sales (57 million of them online), while an estimated 247 million shopped throughout the four-day weekend, as stores increasingly have opened their doors on Thanksgiving itself. In addition, millions of bargain hunters spent another $2 billion on Cyber Monday, so it's clear that online holiday shopping is here to stay. Unfortunately, cyber criminals have zeroed in on this trend and are redoubling their efforts to separate shoppers from their hard-earned cash. Whether you're shopping online by computer, smartphone or tablet, here are some common cyber scams to watch out for and security precautions to take: Tips for buying gift cards: • Only buy from secure websites of trusted retailers (look for an "s" in the "https://" web address and a lock symbol). • At walk-in stores, only purchase cards from employees who have them locked up. Avoid cards at unattended display racks, since thieves can scan the card's unique serial number; then, after you've loaded it with cash, drain its value with online purchases before the recipient has a chance to

use it. • Never purchase deeply discounted cards or event tickets from online marketplaces like eBay or Craigslist – chances are good that the cards are counterfeit or were stolen. Most retailers offer holiday sales as a way to boost their year-end bottom line. If you've "liked" a product or store on Facebook or Twitter, or have signed up to receive their emails, you may well get genuine offers for steep discounts or last-minute sales. But beware of bogus offers from sites that mimic those of legitimate retailers. They could be: • Trying to harvest your credit card number and other personal information to make illegitimate charges to your account or open new accounts in your name. • Attempting to sell you counterfeit or stolen goods. • Trying to gain access to your social media profile to log into other accounts tied to it, or to post illegitimate offers purportedly endorsed by you to lure in your friends. Another common scam is to send an email claiming a courier is trying to deliver a package or there's a problem with your order. You'll be told to click on a link to get details and will likely be asked to reveal account or other personal information to verify. Unless you previously provided them your email address, this is

probably bogus. A few additional holidayrelated security tips: • When shopping online, avoid pop-up ads touting incredible deals. If you think it might be real, log into the retailer's website yourself to see whether the deal is posted. • Hackers create realisticlooking web addresses that, when clicked, take you to a bogus site that can infect your device with malware or install a Trojan Horse program to steal your personal information. To be safe, let your cursor hover over web addresses you didn't type in yourself and look for misspelled or weird-looking sequences of characters. • Before completing an online order, visit the site's "Contact Us" and "Terms and Conditions" pages for their phone number, mailing address, return policies, etc. Phony sites often either don't have such pages or they're filled with easy-tospot errors. Don't let the prospect of getting a great deal on Black Friday allow you to drop your guard against scammers who would love to fill your stocking with coal. Jason Alderman directs Visa's financial education programs. To Follow Jason Alderman on Twitter: www.twitter.com/PracticalMoney

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November 21, 2013 Wayne & Garfield County Insider  

The Insider is the newspaper of general circulation for Wayne and Garfield Counties, Utah