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

Thursday, December 1, 2011 • Issue # 917

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


Utah leads the nation for second consecutive year For the second con- ria: Business Costs, Labor the national average; a five secutive year, Forbes has Supply, Regulatory Envi- percent tax rate, which is awarded Utah the top spot ronment, Economic Cli- lower than neighboring Arion its annual “Best States mate, Growth Prospects zona, Idaho and New Mexico; and job growth that for Business and Careers” and Quality of Life. list. “Because Utah is able has increased over the past “Being again recognized to consistently hit the lofty five years, compared to the by Forbes as the country’s goals that are the hallmark country’s negative trend. The magazine also noted best state for business and of a high-performing econseveral recent additions and careers is certainly an out- omy, we have continued to standing honor,” said Gov- grow over the past year,” expansions to Utah’s busiernor Gary R. Herbert. “But said Spencer Eccles, execu- ness community, including it is no accident; it is the re- tive director of the Gover- Procter & Gamble, ITT Exsult of deliberate efforts to nor’s Office of Economic elis, Home Depot and Boemake Utah the most busi- Development (GOED). ing - all are companies that ness-friendly state. While “We have consistently add- have worked with GOED accolades are gratifying, ed jobs to the Utah econo- and its economic developthe ultimate fruits of our my, while simultaneously ment partners to bring new labors are accelerated eco- training current and next- jobs to the state. “Being ranked Best State nomic growth for our state generation workers to fill for Business by Forbes two and more jobs for Utah’s new and in-demand posiyears in a row is validation citizens.” tions. Our focus on jobs is of our public and private A leading publication a large part of why Utah is sector working together to for business leaders across still the best state in the nacreate an environment for America and the world, tion for business.” economic success,” said Forbes chose Utah in part Forbes pointed to numerJeff Edwards, president and because of its economic ous factors that make Utah CEO of Economic Developconsistency. According to the country’s best performment Corporation of Utah. the magazine, Utah was ing economy for the second “This underscores what we the only state that ranked year running. Among those at EDCUtah continue to among the top 15 states in factors are energy costs, hear from employers, that each of the list’s six crite- which are 31 percent below our two big advantages of stability and workforce are continuing to bring us the best companies in the world to employ the best workforce in the world.”


The Board of Directors for The Wayne County Farm Bureau is meeting with the Wayne County Commissioners during their monthly Commissioner meeting on Monday, December 5, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. concerning vital road closures on public lands located within Wayne County. If you are concerned about YOUR access to livestock grazing, wood gathering, recreational activities, hunting, fishing, and other experiences and activities WAYNE COUNTY. so vital to our livelihood in Wayne County, please MEET & GREET join the Wayne County Farm Bureau Board in discussing these issues with An information discussion with Cherilyn Eagar. our Wayne County Commissioners. A dated and signed letter or statement addressed to the Wayne County Commission is encouraged. WE NEED TO TAKE A STAND NOW!! JOIN US AS WE MEET WITH OUR LOCAL OFFICIALS TO EXPRESS OUR CONCERNS on Monday, December 5, When: Thursday, December 1, 2011 2011 at 1 PM. Contact Time: 8:30am – 9:30am Richard Pace, President, Where: The Snuggle Inn Jess Wood, Vice President 55 South Main Street, Loa, Utah or any one of the board Description Join us for donuts/bagels and juice members: Kerry Cook, Historical Background Gary Hallows, Mack Cherilyn Bacon Eagar is running for Congress Morrell, Boone Taylor, or to once again put America—and Utah—first. George Coombs. Everywhere she goes, her Blueprint for Restoring the American Dream is resonating among freedom-loving Americans. Her bold leadership, uncompromising political integrity, and record of commonsense results are sorely needed in Washington, D.C. today.




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I would like to share information about the importance of students completing their high school career, with a diploma, and receiving additional types of post graduate certificates. According to the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the higher the level of education in the United States the lower the unemployment rate will be. In November, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said overall unemployment was 9%. For workers who are 25 years or older, the unemployment rate decreased slightly to 7.8%. In a recent report from the Utah State Office of Education, the high school drop outs are more likely to be unemployed, earn lower wages, have higher rates of public assistance, and be single parents. A single 18 year old dropout earns $260,000 less over a lifetime and contributes $60,000 less in federal and state income taxes. Combined income and tax losses for one cohort of 18 year olds who are drop outs, is $192 billion which is 1.6% of the GDP. America loses more than $26 billion in federal and state income taxes each year from the 23 million high school dropouts aged 18 to 67. Over 4,000 Utah students dropped out of school during the 2009-10 school year. Garfield School District had a graduation rate of 97% for the 201011 school year. This may sound like a high statistical percentage but what about the 3 percent who fail to graduate each year? We need to make sure these students don’t fall through the cracks during their educational years. If you feel like your student is in jeopardy of being able to graduate, please make an appointment to visit with the local high school counselor now to outline a plan for your child to complete the graduation requirements. Garfield County School District has purchased a computer based credit program for adults or students who have dropped out of the educational system. Mr. Curtis Barney is the Adult Education Director in the District and has applied and received additional funding to support this program totaling $17,000. We will have six computers available at the Panguitch High School EdNet room. This will allow individuals who have dropped out of public education to earn their Adult Education High School Diploma. If you, or someone you know in our District, who is interested in completing their adult diploma please contact Panguitch High School EdNet. Panguitch High School is currently the only available location in the District for this option. An additional emphasis should be placed on higher education as well. The lowest reported unemployment rate is for people who have a bachelor’s degree or higher, at 4.4%. College may not be for everyone but, it is difficult to argue the economic benefit of having a job. The first step toward a sure economic future for your student is to complete a high school diploma. I would like to set a goal of 100% graduation rate for the students in Garfield County School District. I know if we work closely with parents, students and teachers, this goal will be obtainable in the future. “All our dreams can come true... if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney --Superintendent Ben Dalton



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Garfield County School District Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) In accordance with Part to identify if the student is B requirements of the In- in need of special educadividuals with Disabilities tion and related services. Education Act 04 and with This child find requirement the Utah State Board of and practice also applies to Education Special Educa- those students enrolled in tion Rules, Garfield County private schools. School District offers free If you suspect that a assessments and evalua- child who is not currently tion for children, aged birth receiving special educathrough 21 whose parents, tion services is in need of teachers, or others suspect an evaluation to determine of having an identifiable if that need exists, please disability. contact either Chris KupGarfield School Disfer, Garfield School District trict is committed to enSpecial Education Direcsuring that those students tor at 435-590-8144 or the are identified, located, and special education teacher at evaluated, regardless of the your neighborhood school. severity of the disability,


BY MACK OETTING The Bob Cats traveled north to play 2-A Salina, last Wednesday and came away a winner. The JV Team was an easy winner, but in the Varsity game it was a real see saw battle. Tyce Barney hit a three pointer with 5 seconds left in the game, for a 1 point win for the Cats. It was a low scoring affair with Panguitch winning 34 to 33. Last night the 30th the Bob Cats played host to another 2A team Enterprise, for the first home game of the year. Tonight, December 1 they also host Cross Creek and it will be a JV game and will start at 7:00, so come on out and see what the future has to offer. Next week the Cats have three games, on the 7th they host Kanab, another 2A team and then travel up to Richfield on Friday and Saturday with games against Duchesne and Tabiona. Last night the Lady Cats travel over to play Escalante. The Moquis only have 7 players and the Ladies should see a lot of playing time for the younger player. Tonight they also play the Cross Creek’s JV team. This game will start early at 5:30, so come early and you will be treated to seeing some of the Panguitch future stars. Next week on December 8th the girls play their first home game against Milford. Milford is one of the leagues favorites, so the Cats need all of your fan support to cheer them on. The Lady Cats travel up to Wayne for a game on Wednesday the 14th, this will prepare them for the Tournament down in Mesquite on Friday and Saturday, the 16th and 17th. The Salt Lake Tribune, Prep Volleyball, All-State Teams are out and Panguitch placed two on the first team. Carly Holman and Natashia Barney both made the team as setters. Both Carly and Natashia also made the Academic AllState team, quite an achievement, congratulations to both of these young Lady Cats. Next week the All-State Baseball team will be out, look for a number of the Cats to be on it.


It will be held at the Triple C Arena and there will be 28 teams there. Bryce Valley will have a team for the first time, as well as Escalante (they are few in numbers but do really good). So come on out County and cheer for your favorite wrestler. There are ten mats and matches are going on from morning till night.

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Every year Wayne High School has awarded qualified seniors the Scholarship of Excellence Award. This award is made possible through donations from local businesses and alumni. The aide from this scholarship has helped numbers of students in their educational goals and is greatly appreciated. We’d like you to meet our seniors who may be applying this year. We will spotlight our seniors very soon so you can see who will be the recipients of your donation. Watch for them each week! If you are able to contribute to this cause donations can be sent to: Wayne High School Scholarship of Excellence P.O. Box 217 Bicknell, Utah 84715

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2012 Wayne High School calendars. Only $15.00. Contact a Junior class member or Mrs. Stringham at the high school to purchase one of these great calendars. (435) 425-3411. All proceeds will support the WHS Junior class. Calendars should be available for pick up the week after Thanksgiving. These make a perfect Christmas gift!



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Getting your covers pulled off you and dragged off to school in your PJ’s isn’t really the ideal way to start off your day... unless, your a Wayne FFA greenhand. On November 9, 2011 the Wayne FFA chapter held its annual greenhand breakfast at Wayne High School. Each new member of the chapter was welcomed with an early waking and breakfast. The breakfast is a way of welcoming new members. The FFA has 4 degrees available to members. The first degree is the greenhand. Members must demonstrate knowledge of the history of the FFA, the FFA creed & motto. We are glad to have so many new faces have joined the FFA and encourage them to continue down this path. Welcome to the FFA Greenhands!

The Wayne County Farm Service Agency (FSA) is conducting a County Committee Election for Local Administrative Area (LAA) #3. LAA #3 includes farmers and ranchers in Teasdale, Torrey, Grover, Notom, Caineville, Hanksville, and the surrounding farms. Candidates are Dean Ekker and James A. Pace. Ballots have been mailed to eligible voters. Ballots must be postmarked or returned to the FSA Office by December 5, 2011. The FSA County Committee System is unique among government agencies, because it allows producers to make important decisions concerning the local administration of federal farm programs. Eligible farmers and ranchers, especially minorities and women, are encouraged to get involved and make a real difference in their communities by voting in this year’s election. Committee Members apply their knowledge and judgment to make decisions on disaster and conservation payments, establishment of allotments and yields, producer appeals, and other local issues. FSA Committees operate within official regulations designed to carry out federal laws. To be an eligible voter, farmers and ranchers must participate or cooperate in FSA programs. A person who is not of legal voting age, but supervises and conducts the farming operations of an entire farm, can also vote. Eligible voters who have not received a ballot can obtain a ballot at our office, at 138 South Main, Loa, Utah.


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Come into Donna’s and see the beautiful Challenge Quilt projects! Thank you Marsha Chappell, Karen Ellett, Becky Adams, and Charlotte Williams for completing their project. Minky Strip Quilts on Sale Aprons (Aprons make great Christmas Gifts) Next Quilt Class Wednesday, November 30th Loa Civic Center 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Everyone is invited to come & spend the day sewing with us.

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Every1Counts What Is the Fruit of Your By Cynthia Kimball Spirit? Today I met a woman named Destiny*. “I love your spirit!” I told her. “Thank you, my dear, but I love yours,” she grinned. “Thank you.” “You’re a Christian, aren’t you?” “Yes, I am” she said proudly, still grinning. “God must be so proud of you.” “You, too,” she said shaking her head in agreement. “We were supposed to meet, don’t you think?” “Oh yes,” she exclaimed. “He brings his servants together to strengthen each other.” “I believe that, too. I’m grateful for that. “Me, too.” “Your spirit’s so strong.” “Yours is too, honey,” she replied. Destiny, and African American woman with a slight gap between her front teeth, who has a glow about her, and I were having this conversation in a public office. It was early, about 7:45 AM. We, though, were the only ones’ present. And even though I had to head to an 8:00 AM meeting, I found myself not wanting to leave Destiny’s presence. Essentially, she’s got the kind of spirit that you could envelop forever. The kind of spirit that when you walk into a room, wherever she is, you feel it. And when you look at her you can see it in her face, most notably in her eyes and smile. It’s funny, meeting Destiny did not seem like the first time. Have you ever connected with someone, where you’ve never met them before, but you feel like you’ve known them forever? This was Destiny and I. I literally could have talked to her all day long. But meeting Destiny got me thinking about what our spirit says about us. Does it say we’re Christ like or evil? Does it say we are selfless or selfish? Does it say we are secure or insecure? Does it say we are kind or mean? In the New Testament, in Galatians 5:22 we read,

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith.” From this scripture, ask, “What is the fruit of my spirit?” I’ve met spirits who cared more about how they looked than they cared for another. I’ve met spirits who had to have a nicer home to keep up with the Jones’. I’ve met spirits who spread false rumors about others just because it was fun. You have probably met some of the same. And perhaps, you may have been one of them at one time. However, I’ve also met spirits who would literally give the shirt off their back and not even ask for it in return. I’ve met spirits who called you up just because they were thinking of you. I’ve met spirits who included you in their family –even to their fam-

ily reunions or their family Thanksgiving—regardless if you were blood or not. I’ve meet spirits who were the most incredible missionaries simply by how they fellowshipped. Who are these spirits? And are you one of them? You’ll know the answer once you ask, “What is the fruit of my spirit?” Whether your answer’s Christ like or evil, you’ve got work to do. If it’s Christ like, step it up a notch. If it’s evil, become Christ like. *Name change Cynthia Kimball is a professional speaker and trainer through her company Every1Counts, LLC, and a doctoral student in Workforce Education Leadership. She also writes a column for the Deseret News which appears regularly appears on deseretnews. com. E-mail:



tHe lAuGhiNg pOiNt!!

The little boy was late for Sunday school and the superintendent, seeing him slip in, detained him and asked him the reason. The boy shuffled his feet uncertainly for a moment, then blurted out, “I started out to go fishing instead, but my dad wouldn’t let me.” The superintendent beamed broadly. “A wise father,” he said. “He was quite right not to let you go fishing on a Sunday. Did he explain why?” The little boy nodded. “Oh, yes sir. He said there wasn’t enough bait for the two of us.”


A customer was continually bothering the waiter in a restaurant; first, he’d asked that the air conditioning be turned up because he was too hot, then he asked it be turned down cause he was too cold, and so on for about half an hour. Surprisingly, the waiter was very patient, walking back and forth and never once getting angry. So finally, a second customer asked why didn’t they just throw out the pest. “Oh I don’t care.” said the waiter with a smile. “We don’t even have an air conditioner.”


The banana loaf I was making was in the oven when my 16-year-old came into the kitchen where the family had gathered. “That bread smells about done don’t you think, Mom?” he asked. I told him I had set the timer and it was fine. A little later he repeated his suggestion. “Mom, I really think that loaf is done. Maybe you should check it.” Always quick to come to my defence, my 13-year-old son said, “Eddie, Mom’s been burning that banana bread for years now. I think she knows when to take it out.”

LETTER TO THE EDITOR I WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE PARK I would like to thank the Park for taking down the barriers that they had at the waterfall. If you haven’t been down to the waterfall, it looks really nice. Thanks to all of the people that love this park as much as I do. I got a letter from the park letting me know that as of October 24, 2011 the closure has been lifted for the season. At this point I don’t know what open for the “season” means. If you wanted to, you could go swimming, of course that would be like swimming in April or May. Brrrr! That would be some icy water. I ASKED FOR THIS INFORMATION AND THIS IS THE LETTER THAT I GOT BACK. Dear Mrs. Roderick: We received your letter on November 2, 2011, requesting information regarding injuries in the park. Specifically, you requested information on the number of individuals who suffered broken limbs or necks at the waterfall along State Route 24 and on trails in the park. You also asked if any of the injured individuals sued the park. The information regarding these injuries from 1996 forward, is provided below; none of these individuals filed legal action against the park. WATERFALL: Date 7/19/2007 • 4/21/2006 6/21/2000 5/18/2000 1999 8/4/1998 7/4/1998 5/15/1998 6/11/1996

Answers for this week

Case# 07-0062 06-0025 00-0060 00-0048 none 98-0217 98-0144 98-0152 96-0080

Location Waterfall Waterfall Waterfall Waterfall Waterfall Waterfall Waterfall Waterfall Waterfall

Injury Broken Ankle Broken Ankle Probable Broken Ankle Broken Neck Two Broken Ankles Broken Leg Broken Leg Broken Leg Broken Back

PARK TRAILS: Case# Location Injury 5/2/2011 11-0033 Upper Spring Canyon Broken Leg, Ribs 9/10/2009 09-0125 Hickman Bridge Broken Leg 8/01/2009 09-0112 Capitol Gorge Broken Ankle 4/28/2009 09-0028 Chimney Rock Broken Wrist 6/3/2006 06-0054 Hickman Bridge Broken Ankle 11/26/2005 05-0121 Lower Spring Canyon Broken Leg 11/17/2003 03-0119 Cohab Canyon Broken Wrist 3/19/2001 01-0020 Cohab Canyon Fractured Hip Inquiries regarding park records are processed under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (5 U.S. C.552). Per the FOIA, if you wish to request information in addition to that provided above, you must submit a request in writing identifying the specific information and documents that you seek. Please feel free to contact me (Acting Superintendent Dave Worthington) at 435-4254140 or the parks FOIA coordinator, Chief Ranger Scott Brown, at 435-425-4130, should you have additional questions. Thank you for your interest in Capitol Reef National Park. Sincerely, Albert J. Hendricks, Superintedent (signed by Dave Worthington, Acting Superintendent) I would like to add that from 1996-2011 there were ONLY 17 reported injuries in the Park. That is an outstanding record if you ask me. My faith in the human race has increased becase not one person that had an accident at the waterfalls sued. Broken Neck May 18, 2000, I’m sure they were not jumping or swimming in the water, the water in May wouold be very cold brrr! I didn’t live here then, but no one that I have asked remembers this. My brother, Keith Durfey worked for the park and he never mentioned this to anyone in the family. I would think a broken neck would have been big news here in Good Old Wayne County. The ones at the waterfall that happened in April or May, I have asked the park to provide me more information. I put an * by each of the ones that I want to know more about. I haven’t heard from them yet. It is fine with me if others don’t think the same way as I do. You see, I like and even love a lot of people who don’t think the same way I do. That is what makes this world so wonderful! Keep smiling and keep making a difference, it takes all of us. As a County, we need to keep our heritage known to the millions of visitirs that partake of our wonderful beauty, add to our economy, and who desire to know the history of Wayne County including Capitol Reef National Park. If we as citizens of our County do not get involved, OUR HERITAGE WILL DISSAPEAR. Thank you for the many phone calls, Emails, and Letters you have made. ONE MAKES A DIFFERENCE - BUT MANY IS MUCH BETTER! Roma D. Roderick, Notom, Utah • 435-456-9153

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By: Mack Oetting ~ E-mail: mackoetting

by Vicki D. Syrett 679-8687 or

I think that Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday; it’s a time for friends and family to get together and just enjoy each other over a nice meal. As one gets older, as in my case, your family size gets smaller or they are spread out all over the country. The Thanksgiving dinner at the Seniors Center is really great for my family, we had all the grand people there from the town that like our family have also gotten smaller and it is wonderful to have company, it’s like one big family. Thanksgiving if you are alone can be a very sad time; the Lions Club dinner goes along way to solve this loneliness. Many thanks to the Lions Club with all their help, especially Bob Smith and Kevin Barnhurst , They are there to help no matter what the project is, breakfasts, road clean up, demolition derby and it goes on and on. We have a lot to be thankful for this year, but I think that the President keeping his promise to bring home the troops from Iraq has to top the list. All of the Members from the 222 are due to be home by December 15, they are coming back in groups of twenty to thirty at a time. I pray that all will be safe from their journey and be welcomed home as the heroes that they are. President John F. Kennedy said: “As we express our gratitude we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” Speaking of the Lions, the birthday calendars are in, if you haven’t received yours yet call the Lion member that you ordered through and get on his/her case. Thank you Janis Henrie this has to be some kind of record for getting them out on time. It looks like not everyone went shopping on Black Friday, driving around town a lot of folks have their Christmas lights and decorations up already and do they look good! This cold temperatures really makes the lights show up well. My fir trees have gotten so tall that I can’t reach the top with my lights, oh well. The First Ward’s Christmas dinner will be held next Tuesday at the Stake Center and will start at 6:00, all are welcome, so invite your neighbors. There are rumors that Santa might be there. We have a TV star in the making, Matt Houston the co-owner of the Shed Sporting Goods, was on Verus last Monday. Matt was on a show called “ Lip em and

Hook em”, it’s about fishing. Matt went down to Sand Hollow reservoir with a guide and a TV crew and filmed the show, fishing for bass. Matt was so relaxed, he was a natural for this kind of show. They caught a lot of fish, mostly in the two pound range, the week before in the area where they were fishing a woman caught a 7 pounder. Matt really talked up our area and the fishing and hunting, showing off some of the pictures of the big deer that he had taken. He also talked about his brother Sam and the fishing and hunting trips that they had gone on together. They will show this again before the end of the year and hopefully I’ll be able to let you know when its on. Matt says they talked about coming back and filming the fishing up at the Lake, or maybe even some ice fishing. Kelly Hailstone won the Big Buck Contest at the Shed. Kelly took a 5x6 Mule Deer and won a beautiful Muzzle loader T/C impact rifle. The Care and Share will be open earlier this month, Dec. 7 through the 10th. When Commissioner Pollock heard that there wouldn’t be any meat for Christmas this year (shortage up at the SLC food bank) he is doing something about it and there should be meat for the whole county. Give Leland a big thanks, he is really working hard for the people in Panguitch. Tonight there will be a meeting at the Panguitch City Council Chambers, 6:00 to 8:00. It will be a question and answer session about the BLM environmental study for the Alton Coal mine and what this mines impact will be on our community. The mine which was supposed to be mined for three years will be expanded and will last at least 25 years. It seems that there is almost double the coal than they thought there and there are plans to expand the mine to another

3500 acres. This will lead to a lot more jobs in the area, but it will also mean many more trucks running through town. It would be nice if the coal mine company would do like they did for Alton and build a truck route around Panguitch. As I have said before go out and get your truck drivers license, at the South West Applied Tech. in Cedar City. The mine isn’t going away so use it to better your life; work in the area is hard to come by. Since no one in their right mine is going to buy a house on Main Street, we have benefited from this, the tax assessor dropped the evaluation of our home by $50,000 and it brought down our property tax. If you are having difficulties at this time of year, Santa is there to help you out. Santa has vowed to make sure that not one child in our area will go with out, a merry Christmas. Call Santa at (676-2418) and get a form. Up and coming events, December 3, is Christmas in the Country. Santa comes to town at 10:00 am at the social hall and the Sub for Santa Committee will be selling home made candy as well as chances on the Christmas quilt Claudia Crump made for a fund raiser during Santa’s visit. At 1:00 pm is the first of three Merchant drawings and later at 5:00-8:00 pm is the Christmas home tour. This is a Sub for Santa event and is a wonderful tradition that starts the Christmas Season. The homes on tour are Matt & Jen Houston, Wally & Mary Beth Veater, Tim & Natalie Marshall, Allen & Jeanie Henrie and Mack and Pat Oetting. The tickets are available at the homes and there is a $5.00 donation. 10:00 am at the social hall and at 1:00 pm is the first of three Merchant drawings and Count your many blessings, name them one by one and see what God has done. Mack O.

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Notice a huge bunch of visitors over the Thanksgiving weekend. College kids come home for turkey dinner, children who live away with their families, etc. It is always nice to visit with these folks and I am hoping some of you will take a minute and let us know who came to visit. Thanks. Speaking of Thanksgiving I sure hope you all had a great one. Lots of family and friends and good food. We have so much to be thankful for and it is good to remember it not just on Thanksgiving but year round. Our health, our homes, our freedoms, our military folks who secure our freedoms, and friends/ family. I certainly am grateful for all my family and friends. They are awesome. A word of thanks about the ones that invited others to spend the day with them on Thanksgiving so they would not be alone. Good work!! The Mondell Syretts celebrated by the whole family going to Disneyland and having a great time. On the 5th the Henrieville Primary will present their program and it will be followed by the lighting of the Town Lights. The events start at 7:00 P.M. The Pahreah Camp of Daughters of Utah Pioneers meet and had a great meeting last week. The next meeting will be their Christmas party. Iris Burr told us about her grandson who is serving a mission in Latvia. He told her that is it so cold over there that his eyes hurt. We all had a great laugh over that. Iris is very proud of Jordan Burr her grandson. The Webelos Scouts congratulate Max Ahlstrom and Trayten Tebbs who earned and were awarded the rank of Webelo. They also received their “Arrow of Light” during the last Pack Meeting. There will be no Pack Meeting in December. The Wolf Den welcomes their newest Cubs Brock Syrett, Ashtyn Stevens, John Ahlstrom, and Braysyn Brinkerhoff. By the end of this year the Wolf Den will be sad to say goodbye to Michael Rose, Ian Johnson, and Tanner Nielson as they leave to advance to the Bear Den. Wish them success as they move on. We plan to have a Cub Den Christmas Party and have asked the boys to bring a small white elephant gift wrapped in newspaper(if possible) to exchange. My printer cut off part of the message so please check with Sandy or

Gary Johnson about dates for your meetings. The Tropic Lighting Ceremony will be on December 6th. The 13th will see the Young Men and Scouts having a movie night at 5:00 P.M. The students who won the Citizenship Award for the week of November 21st are: • Kindergarten: Paisley Tebbs • First Grade: Holly Mathews • Second Grade: Kim Roundy • Third Grade: Ethan Platt • Fourth Grade: Sadie Stevens • Fifth Grade: Hazer Manning • Sixth Grade: Micaylah Pearson Congratulations to all of you on a fine performance and getting your work done and in on time. Have a great week everyone and please email or call with your news so we can get it in the paper. Thanks VS


(BVHS) by Sam Cloud Thanksgiving has come and gone, and with it a large number of formerly innocent turkeys. The gorious day of feasting was only last week, but already the attention is turning towards the most momentous of holidays, the break in the middle of school, the most eagerly anticipated date in all of America. Christmas is almost here. About 3 weeks and two days away, in fact. Not that anybody’s counting down or anything. In actual school news, the new season of sports is kicking off with a good start. The first wrestling tournament was Tuesday, November 22, and our people did really well for their first actual competition. Things are looking very good for this upcoming year. Basketball is also getting a good start, and things are looking up. I do need to make one small apology to all the coaches who might have been reading my article over the past few months and freaking out over our team’s apparent disregard for the rules. The basketball folk weren’t

actually practicing all those weeks ago like I said. As a matter of fact, they have only been “practicing” since November 7. Before that date, they were actually “conditioning,” which is a different concept entirely. As I understand it, “practicing” is running around a lot with a basketball in your hand, and “conditioning” is running around without a basketball. Something like that. The academic side of school seems to be progressing at a fairly normal rate. Things have been a bit slow this past week due to all the extra melatonin from the nice turkey dinners that everyone had. The anticipation towards the Christmas break is expected to keep things running at about this rate for the rest of the calendar year. The concurrent enrollment classes are starting to wrap up, finishing within the next two weeks. Students everywhere are eagerly awaiting this additional reprieve, when they can slip back into a nice lazy high school schedule. It is theoretically possible that there will be some sort of Christmassy thingy going on at the high school later on this month, but it might be a while before it gets confirmed. We are keeping our fingers crossed for something big and cool. Especially if it happens during school. SENIOR CITIZEN MEALS: Call by 10:00 A.M. if you want a meal. Suggested donation is $2.50 if you are over 60 and $6.00 if you are under 60. 679-8666. . . .Milk or juice is served with each meal. If you need it delivered call and let them know. THURS. 1st: Sweet & Sour Chicken, Rice, Green Beans, Roll, Tropical Fruit, Cake. TUES. 6th: Shepards Pie w/lots of veggies, Corn Bread, Carrots, Jello w/ Pineapple, Apple Crisp. WED. 7th: French Toast, Hash Browns, Bacon, Stewed Tomatoes, Peaches, Cookie. THURS. 8th: Chicken Fried Steak, Pot. & Gravy, Corn, Wheat Roll, Peaches, Pudding.

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Meals include milk & breadNOTE: PLEASE BE COURTEOUS AND CALL AHEAD. The ladies work diligently to prepare a good dinner and without a head count they cannot prepare enough to feed everyone.

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AG MARKET NEWS Receipts: 1,234; Last Week: 2,700. Last Year: 2,198. Feeder Steers: mixed, wts under 450 lbs, 550-650 lbs and over 800 lbs 1.00-2.00 higher; other wts 2.00-3 00 lower. Feeder Heifers: mixed wts under 550 lbs and 600-800 lbs 2.00-3.00 higher, other wts 2.00-3.00 lower. Holstein Steers: to few comparison. Slaughter Cows: firm to 1.00 higher. Slaugher Bulls: firm to 1.00 higher. Feeder Steers: Medium and Large Frame 2: 200-250 lbs scarce; 250300 lbs scarce; 300-350 lbs 191.00-193.50; 350400 lbs 170.00-190.00, pkg 196.75; 400-450 lbs 170.00-179.50; 450-500 lbs 137.00-150.00; 500-550 lbs 136.50-150.00; 550600 lbs 132.50-146.00; 600-650 lbs 128.50-142.50; 650-700 lbs 120.75134.00; 700-750 lbs 119.75-133.00; 750-800 lbs 117.00-129.75; 800-850 lbs 131.50-133.50; 850900 lbs 122.50-128.50; 900-950 lbs scarce; 9501000 lbs 110.00-124.00. Holsteins Steers: Large Frame 3: Bull Calves: scarce; 200-300 lbs 79.00-84.00; 300-500 lbs scarce;500-700 lbs 68.5074.00; 700-900 lbs scarce; 900-1000 lbs scarce. Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large Frame 1-2: 200250 lbs scarce; 250-300 lbs scarce; 300-350 lbs 130.50-143.00; 350-400 lbs 132.00-147.00; 400-450 lbs 133.50-144.75; 450500 lbs 131.00-143.25; 500-550 lbs 125.00-104.25; 550-600 lbs 117.00129.50; 600-650 lbs 115.00-125.25; 650-700 lbs 112.50-123.00; 700-750 lbs 114.00-120.00; 750-800 lbs 115.75-122.75; 800850 lbs 112.50-125.25; 850-900 lbs scarce; 900950 lbs scarce; 950-1000 lbs scarce. Heiferettes: 50.50-88.00. Stock Cows: Few Older Bred Cows: 630.00-925.00/ hd. Slaughter Cows: Boning 80-85% Lean: 51.7562.00; Breaking 75-80% Lean: 55.25-61.25; Commercial: scarce; Cutter 8590% Lean: 42.00-49.50. Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade 1000-1500 lbs scarce; 1500-1845 lbs 73.00-79.75; Yield Grade 2 1000-1500 lbs 51.00-55.75; 1500-1590 lbs 67.25-70.25; Feeder Bulls: 795-1225 lbs scarce.


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Utah Arts & Museums announces 14 new graduates of the Change Leader Institute, an innovative leadership development program for arts-interested individuals and organizations. The participants receiving certification are: - Alisha Tolman Burton, St. George, Art on Main - Douglas Caputo, Kayenta, The Space Between Theatre Company - Kirsten Darrington, Salt Lake City, Utah Symphony|Utah Opera - Derek Dyer, Salt Lake City, Utah Arts Alliance - Ghulam Hasnain, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake American Muslim - LeAnn Hord, Herriman, Oquirrh Mountain Symphony - Kaia Landon, Brigham City, Brigham City MuseumGallery - Susan Neidert, Brigham City, Brigham City Fine Arts Council - Michelle Patrick, Salt Lake City, People Productions - Kami Terry Paul, Cedar City, Utah Shakespeare Festival - Natalie Petersen, Springville, Springville Museum of Art - Richard W. Sline, Layton, Weber State University (emeritus) - Melissa Spuhler, Garden City, Bear Lake Arts Council/ Utah - John Witmer, Salt Lake City, West Valley Symphony Orchestra “Change Leader training is a great opportunity for individuals to gain leadership skills that can help organizations and communities grow,” said Margaret Hunt, Director of the Utah Division of Arts & Museums. “They also become part of a larger network of people committed to positive change in communities through the arts.” The Change Leader Institute is a professional certification program that focuses on developing leaders of change. Participants acquire new skills to help them gain a greater awareness of the needs of their communities and organizations and the ability to respond effectively to those needs. Official certification involves an intensive training course, completion of a community project, and on-going participation in professional development events. Certification projects allow participants to utilize the Change Leader training in a practical, individually meaningful way. Projects for this class of Change Leaders included: • Bringing county residents together to celebrate old time stories, cowboy poetry and musical numbers at a new annual event. • Uniting remote alumnus of a liberal arts college to encourage financial support for scholarships. • Developing and implementing a student access card program to encourage a new generation of audience members. • Creating a website to connect arts administration students and emerging arts professionals in Utah. • Seeking new sources of funding for youth arts programs. • Strengthening a fractured board of directors. • Ensuring the continuation of a popular gallery walk program by sharing leadership. • Creating a collaborative exhibition focusing on community history. • Strengthening an emerging, diverse, theatre company. • Creating and producing an event with performances from eight groups and over 100 performers representing global cultures using digital media content. • Conducting a museum self-study assessment and review of best practices. • Restructuring board composition and initiating a financial audit. • Developing a “training the trainers” program. • Starting neighborhood small music group ensembles for a small symphony. • These recent graduates of the program join over 100 Change Leaders across Utah including administrators, volunteers and staff members of arts organizations, museums, chambers of commerce, government agencies, and grassroots community organizations. • For more information visit or contact Wendi Hassan at or 801-8606396.

Florence Alvey said she would be spending Thanksgiving with Rick and Helen Pruitt and family in Richfield. Angie and Eldon Griffin went to Las Vegas where Angie’s son lives. Her daughter and family from Richfield would join them there as would Eldon’s son, Dallas from Phoenix. Larry Christensen will have company at his house for the holiday weekend. His granddaughter Debbie and Craig Bridgewater and children Taylor and Canyon, from Clearfield, Utah will join with him and the Mark and Laura Lisonbee family for the first time in sixteen years, so that should be a happy holiday reunion for them. Jerry and Sherree Roundy will travel to St. George to spend Thanksgiving with Sherree’s son, Evan Spencer and family. Jillyn Reeves, daughter of Evan and Lois Reeves has moved here to live with her parents for a while. She is a nurse and has worked as such for a lot of years. I thought when Evan enclosed his carport and made a room out of it he just needed another job. Not so, he did it for Jillyn. He wasn’t going to put Christmas lights up this year either, but drive by and see how many they have. All for Jillyn he says but I’ll bet he’s still got some Christmas spirit left in him too! Most of the Meisenbach’s are already here for the big day and to supervise all their building projects. Progress is being made on the house for Jeanie (Meisenbach) and Steve Seyemore , South of town. It’s exciting to see new houses being built in the valley again. Progress is also being made on Ryan and Tari Cottam’s house. They are hoping to get it all enclosed before we have any more snow storms.

South Central Communications had a retirement party last Friday for two of their employees. Jackie Withers and Sandra Porter. Jackie had worked for 27 years and Sandra for 23 years. Congratulations to both of them. Hopefully they can both begin to cross things off their to-do lists. Jackie is feeling better and has a great attitude about life. Larry is beginning to feel better since his surgery so maybe they can enjoy a good holiday season now. Another Escalante native, who has been working for South Central in Orderville is Bob Spencer. He retired recently too. He can come to Escalante and go fishing more often now. al Sparks has a message for everyone in Escalante She says, “I would like to give a “shout out of gratitude” to the Town of Escalante! Thank you so much for accepting me into your community and allowing me to become a part of your town. All Spring, Summer and Fall many of you have stopped to chat and tell me “Thank You” for my hard work! I really appreciate your taking the time to do this. It has been an honor for me to work for the town of Escalante and help with creating and being a part of “community pride”! I finally feel like NOW I have a home where people love me and treat me with respect, and in return I can give back. So this is where I want to stay and “hang my hat”! Thank You. Val Sparks.” And to those of you who still do not know her, I’m sure you have seen Val on Main street many times pulling and cutting weeds, or at the school crosswalk helping our children cross the street, etc. Escalante held its first annual Holiday Festival on November 18th and 19th. Thirty vendors from Southern Utah and Arizona filled the community center and

the old high school gym. Friday was highlighted by a visit from Santa Claus (with a police escort) and free hot chocolate and roasted marshmallows around two wonderful bonfires in the Community center Esplanade. The whole community center was a blaze of lights and featured the nativity scene. Over fifty native scenes from around the world were also displayed. Lenza Wilson was the honored recipient of the Escalante Community Service Award for his Christmas Light Parade that he has put together (14 trailers this year) since 1994! Our thanks and appreciation go to Lenza and all those who help with this treasured part of our community. Look for The Holiday Festival next year on the weekend before Thanksgiving. It will be a joint event with the JT Steel Basketball Tournament. Thanks to all the Escalante City employees and the members of the Holiday Festival Committee who went the extra mile to help make this event possible. The community center will remain open and available for rent throughout the holiday season for family and business groups. The sports department at the high school is supposed to have someone who will be reporting to me about the high school GAMES this winter. No report so far and I didn’t get to the Girls Basketball Tournament so I’ll just tell you what someone, who was there, told me. Our Escalante Team won the Championship. Lindsey Phillips and Tori Lindsay, both of EHS, tied in the voting for tournament MVP and Shelby Steed, also from EHS, tied with a girl from another team, for first place in the three point contest. Congratulations to them! Dirk Durfey and Ryan Cottam are the coaches and Stephanie Steed will be helping whenever she can. This is kind of a funny, incomplete report but, hopefully, it will motivate you to come out this winter and support our teams. I’ll find out more about it for next week. Thanks to Jolene Dodge I have this information about our wrestling Team: The five member EHS Wrestling Team went to their first tournament at Wayne High School on 11/22/11. Brett Brooks took second place and Trace Torgersen and Gus Torgersen took third places. Preston Scott and Walker Smith are new to wrestling this year, both lost and did not place but showed great attitudes and will continue to improve. Coaches Paul Dodge and Greg Christensen were pleased with the showing since they have only had practices since November 7th. The next tournament will be in Panguitch on December 2nd and 3rd. I spent my thanksgiving with my family: The Cottams, the Lyman’s, The Gillins’, Sorensens and Haws’ and I’m really hoping that when I get back my e-mail in-box or my post office box will be full of information about you and yours and who you had for dinner or where you went for dinner. Hope you had a great one wherever you were!

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OBITUARIES Merrill Allen

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Merrill Dee Allen, 84, returned to our Heavenly Father November 26, 2011 in Panguitch after a battle with cancer. His answer to the question “how are you doing?” was “oh, quite all right”. Merrill was born June 9, 1927 in Salina, the last of 12 children to Marion Devalson and Laura Pricilla Porter Allen. He served a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Western States Mission, spending most of his time in Nebraska. He married Elaine Lewis November 19, 1952 in the Mesa Arizona LDS Temple. Merrill passed away seven days after celebrating their 59th wedding anniversary. Merrill served in the United States Army from the 21st of October 1954 to the 23rd of December 1955, spending time in Germany. He served in various callings in the LDS Church, including working with the young men, ward clerk and counselor in the bishopric in the Kingston Ward. Merrill loved hunting and the great outdoors and was happy to pose for pictures with his latest game. The family Jeep was much used, not only on the farm but to enjoy the beauties of nature around the state. Merrill spent most of his life on the family farm in Kingston. He is survived by wife Elaine of Kingston; and four of their five children: Dee Layne (Laurette) Allen, New Port News, VA; Charmaine (Alan ) Malan, West Bountiful; Pauline (Eugene) Day, Pleasant Grove; George H (Maria) Allen, Kingston; daughter-in-law, Lezley Allen, Junction; 17 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren with four more on the way; brother, Francis Marion (LaRae) Allen, LaVerkin. Preceded in death by parents, son, Kenneth Allen; and ten of his 11 brothers and sisters. Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. in the Circleville 2nd Ward, 195 West 200 South. Friends may call Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the ward chapel in Circleville and again Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Burial will be held in the Kingston Cemetery with military rites by the V.F.W. Piute Post #7561. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at

Serves as primary point of contact for new customers. Sells and promotes services of the company, while dealing with new and existing customers. Assist customers with new service requests, billing inquiries, and other account activities. Friendly, outgoing customer oriented attitude a must. Excellent benefits and competitive compensation based on experience. Please apply by December 2, 2011. Submit resumes to: South Central Communications PO Box 555, Escalante, UT 84726 Attn: HR or email

An avalanche of do-ityourself legal forms has descended upon us lately, spun out by people anxious to make money “helping” you. The fact is that such forms can be extremely risky to use. The most popular forms are “end-oflife documents” -- wills, estate planning forms, living wills, or “delegation documents,” giving certain tasks

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AIDE POSITION Wayne School District is opening a position for a parttime aide to help provide for English Language Learners (ELL) services. This person must be fluent in Spanish and English and be able to provide instructional support in both Spanish and English for nonEnglish speaking students. This position is advertised for a minimum of 15 hours per week. Applications will be accepted through Dec. 8. Please send applications to Wayne School District, PO Box 127, Bicknell, UT 84715. Wayne School district is an equal opportunity employer providing programs and services to all persons on a nondiscriminatory basis. Wayne School District reserves the right to accept or reject any or all applications.


to another person when you’re incapacitated or otherwise unavailable. These include powers of attorney (medical and financial) and naming a guardian for minor children. There are some advantages to using do-it-yourself forms. You can save legal fees and can sometimes handle a matter faster than a lawyer would. Forms are usually in plain English rather than “legalese.” They can be customized by striking out irrelevant information or adding extra clauses. However, there are many more disadvantages. The biggest pitfall is a false sense of security. It looks so simple -- just pick a form,

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gather information and fill in the blanks. But few forms come with enough explanation to assure the user that he or she is using the instrument in the right way. And many “legal forms” are contracts, with power to bind you to a commitment you may not want. Sometimes it is just plain foolhardy to use do-it-yourself Estate Planning kits. It could cost far more to unravel the problems they can cause than it would to hire a good Estate Planning attorney in the first place. One size does not fit all, particularly in regard to Estate Planning. Another reason to look beyond the “do-it-yourself” forms is if you own enough assets to have estate or income tax issues. Few middle class clients know whether they need tax planning or not because they don’t know what property is counted or how to value it. Examine tax issues in detail, or consult an Estate Planning attorney who can

look at your individual situation and let you know your individual issues. Legal forms should make your life easier, not harder. Use them appropriately, and don’t let your quest to avoid legal fees cloud your judgment. If you’ve taken a good portion of your lifetime to accumulate assets, it’s worth going to an attorney to make sure that the beneficiaries you want to get your assets get them with the least amount of hassle and family strife. Jeffery J. McKenna is a local attorney licensed in three states and serving clients in Utah, Nevada, and Arizona. He is a partner at the law firm of Barney, McKenna and Olmstead, with offices in St. George and Mesquite. He is a founding member of the Southern Utah Estate Planning Council. If you have questions or topics that you would like addressed in these articles please email him at or call 435 628-1711

SCHOOL BUS DRIVER WANTED Wayne School District is accepting applications for a bus driver for daily routes in the district. This position is part-time without any benefits. Applicants are required to have a current CDL with a P/S endorsement and bus training certification before applying. Applications for this position can be picked up at the District Office and will be accepted until Dec. 9 at 5:00 P.M. Applications can be mailed to PO Box 127, Bicknell, UT 84715. Please contact Ned Taylor at the Wayne School District office at 435425-3813 for further information. Wayne School district is an equal opportunity employer providing programs and services to all persons on a nondiscriminatory basis. Wayne School District reserves the right to accept or reject any or all applications.

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Garfield County School District POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT Garfield County School District is looking for an individual to fill the part-time position of ELL/Migrant Ed. Instructional Assistant. This person would be responsible for providing instructional support to English Language Learners (ELL) and Limited English Proficient (LEP) students attending all schools within the District’s boundaries. Primary duties would include (but not limited to) providing assistance with: Completing classroom assignments, Implementing instructional interventions in the classroom Providing non-English speaking families with interpreting services where necessary for educational progress (i.e. SEOP and IEP meetings, etc) Completing the administration of the UALPA assessment (training will be provided). The position would require some travel between schools within the District. A District car will be provided for travel to outlying communities and schools. Also, attendance in a few regional and/or State level workshops would be necessary (at District expense). This is a 19.75 hour per week position with no benefits and the specific salary will be based upon the Garfield County School District classified employee salary schedule. Applicants who are bilingual (Spanish) will be given preferential consideration. Interested individuals should submit a Garfield County School District classified application. Applicants must have at least a High School Diploma, two years college education, or may complete the Para Pro Test. If hired, applicant must be fingerprinted and satisfactorily pass an employment background check. Please direct questions to Lucinda Josie, and application packets to: Garfield County School District, P.O. Box 398 145 East Center, Panguitch, Utah 84759, (435) 676-8821 Online application available Applications will be screened and the most qualified candidates will be granted interviews. Closing Date: Open Until Filled

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Utah residents interested in the management and conservation of public lands have an opportunity to become directly involved through participation on the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah Resource Advisory Council (RAC). Public nominations are being accepted to fill one (1) three-year position on the RAC in category three which includes: holders of state, county or local elected office; representatives of Indian tribes; employees of a state agency responsible for management of natural resources; representatives of academia involved in natural sciences; or the public-at-large. “The RAC has been an excellent way to keep citizens engaged in the resource issues facing public lands in Utah,” said BLM Utah state director Juan Palma. “BLM managers look forward to having more Utahans become involved in this collaborative process, bringing fresh ideas to the table.” Nominees will be evaluated on their education, training, and experience with issues involving public lands in Utah. They should have demonstrated a com-

mitment to collaborative resource decision-making. RAC members serve without monetary compensation, but are reimbursed for travel and meal expenses. All nominations must be accompanied by letters of reference (a minimum of two) from the interests or organizations to be represented, a completed nomination form, as well as, any other information that speaks to the nominee’s qualifications. Nomination forms are available from BLM offices and from BLM’s website at ut/st/en/res/resource_advisory.html. The BLM consults with Utah Governor Herbert before forwarding its recommendations to the Secretary of the Interior for final decision. The deadline for sending nominations and letters of support to the BLM is December 28, 2011. All nominations and letters of reference should be sent to: Bureau of Land Management, Utah State Office, 440 West 200 South, Suite 500, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84101, Attn: Sherry Foot. For additional information, contact Special Programs Coordinator, Sherry Foot at (801) 539-4195.

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PUBLIC NOTICE OF PERMIT APPLICATION Action ID: SPK-2011-01078 Comments Period: November 15, 2011 – December 9, 2011 SUBJECT: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District, (Corps) is evaluating a permit application to construct the Road Creek Reservoir project, which would result in direct impacts to approximately 1 mile of Road Creek, a tributary of the Fremont River. This notice is to inform interested parties of the proposed activity and to solicit comments. This notice may also be viewed at the Corps web site at mil/regulatory.html. AUTHORITY: This application is being evaluated by the Corps under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act for the discharge of dredged or fill material in waters of the United States and by the State of Utah for Section 401 water quality certification. APPLICANT: Dixie Leavitt, Leavitt Land and Investments, Inc P.O. Box 130, Cedar City, Utah 84720 AGENT: Jones & DeMille Engineering, Inc., 1535 South 100 West, Richfield, Utah 84701, 435-896-8266 LOCATION: The approximately 75-acre site is located approximately 1.5 miles west of Loa, in Section 2,, Township 28 South, Range 2 East, Salt Lake Meridian, Latitude 38.2346°, Longitude -111.4004°, Wayne County, Utah, and can be seen on the Loa Topographic Quadrangle. PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The applicant is proposing to construct a reservoir for irrigation water and, recreational activities. The reservoir would impound water along a portion of Road Creek. To impound water,, two earthen dams would be constructed. The 49-foot high, 400-foot long primary dam would be constructed in a, narrow canyon. The 16-foot high, 1,200 foot long, secondary dam would be constructed at the south edge of an, existing agricultural field. The reservoir would inundate approximately one mile of Road Creek, 55 acres of the, applicant’s agricultural land, and create approximately 2.8 miles of reservoir shoreline. The inundated reservoir, would have a surface area at high pool of approximately 75 acres with a capacity of 1032 acre-feet. The dam and, reservoir would be on private land owned by the applicant. The applicant believes there is a need for a storage, facility for irrigation water and a more stable stream flow below the proposed primary dam. Additionally, the applicant desires to establish a fishery in the reservoir and a downstream segment of the creek, expand the riparian, habitat and a water source for wildlife, and to provide for recreational activities such as fishing, hunting, and, boating for the surrounding area. Published in The Wayne & Garfield County Insider on December 1, 2011. UPAXLP PUBLIC HEARING Hatch Town will hold a public hearing to consider potential projects for which funding may be applied under the CDBG Small Cities Program for Program Year 2012. Suggestions for potential projects will be solicited, both verbally and in writing, from all interested parties. The expected amount of CDBG funds for this program year will be discussed along with the range of projects eligible under this program and a review of previously funded projects. The hearings will begin at 7:00PM on December 14, 2011 and will be held at the Hatch Town Community Center, 49 West Center, Hatch, UT. Further information can be obtained by contacting Lucinda Josie at 435-735-4364. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals needing special accommodations (including auxiliary communicative aids and services) during these hearings should notify Lucinda Josie at: Hatch Town, 49 West Center, Hatch, UT 84735 at least three days prior to the hearing to be attended. Garfield County Insider on December 1, 2011. UPAXLP BOULDER TOWN ELECTION RESULTS Registered voters...............142 Votes cast:...........................85 Two Council Members were elected: Steven Cox..........................64 Tom Jerome.........................38 Michael Nelson...................26 Judy Drain...........................32 Published in The Wayne & Garfield County Insider on December 1, 2011. UPAXLP

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NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING A Public Hearing on the Garfield County Budget for the calendar year 2012 will be held before the Garfield County Commission at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, December 12, 2011 at the Canyon Country Complex (Triple C Arena) in Panguitch. Anyone wishing to examine the tentative budget may do so at the County Clerk’s office. The clerk’s office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily, Monday thru Thursday. Camille A. Moore, Garfield County Clerk/Auditor Published in The Wayne and Garfield County Insider on NOVEMBER 24 & DECEMBER 1, 2011. UPAXLP NOTICE OF BUDGET OPENING Garfield County will hold a Budget Hearing, Monday, December 12, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. at the Canyon Country Complex (Triple C Arena) in Panguitch for the purpose of opening the budget for the year ending December 31, 2011. At that time, adjustments will be made to accept unanticipated revenues and adjust expenditures as needed. Camille A. Moore, Clerk/ Auditor Garfield County Published in The Wayne and Garfield County Insider on NOVEMBER 24 & DECEMBER 1, 2011. UPAXLP FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (FEMA) APPLICATION DUE The Six County Association of Governments, Community Assistance Department has been awarded $6,451.00 federal funds under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program (FEMA) forthe Juab, Millard, Piute, Sevier and Wayne county areas. These funds are to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the area. Eligible organizations may apply under the national guidelines. Applications will be accepted until December 12th at the Six County Community Assistance office at 250 North Main Richfield, Utah 84701 or Mailed to P.O. Box 820 Richfield, Utah 84701. For more information call 435-893-0744. Published in The Wayne & Garfield County Insider on December 1, 2011. UPAXLP

NOTICE TO WATER USERS The State Engineer received the following Application(s) in Wayne County (Locations in SLB&M). For more information or to receive a copy of filings, visit or call 1-866-882-4426. Persons objecting to an application must file a CLEARLY READABLE protest stating FILING NUMBER, REASONS FOR OBJECTION, PROTESTANTS` NAME AND RETURN ADDRESS, and any request for a hearing. Protest AND A $15 PROCESSING FEE MUST BE FILED with the State Engineer, Box 146300, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6300 ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER 21, 2011. These are informal proceedings as per Rule R655-6-2 of the Division of Water Rights. (The Period of Use is generally year-round except irrigation which is generally from Apr 1 to Oct 31 each year.) CHANGE APPLICATION(S) 95-566(a37820): Richfield District USA Bureau of Land Management propose(s) using 0.0223 cfs. from the Lost Spring and Lower Lost Spring (13 miles SW of Hanksville) for STOCKWATERING; RECREATION: Camping and Picnicking for 2 family units. 61-2962(a37814): Rainbow Partnership propose(s) using 0.0039 cfs or 0.25 ac-ft. from groundwater (1 mi E of Long Valley Junction) for DOMESTIC. NONUSE 97-1975 (A36104a): David B. Holladay is/are seeking Nonuse period for 22.95 ac-ft. from the Deer Creek for IRRIGATION. 61-193 (D1123): Howard Joseph Marr and Nancy Marr Family Trust is/are seeking Nonuse period for 0.0027 cfs or 0.25 ac-ft. from the Horse Pasture Spring (1 mile East of Cedar Breaks) for DOMESTIC. Kent L. Jones, P.E., STATE ENGINEER Published in The Wayne and Garfield County Insider on NOVEMBER 24 & DECEMBER 1, 2011. UPAXLP SALE/LEASE OF “OLD FIREHOUSE” 38 NORTH MAIN - PANGUITCH, UTAH Panguitch City is selling/leasing the “Old Firehouse” located at 38 North Main in Panguitch, Utah. The preference is to sell the building, however a lease will be considered if here are no qualified buyers of the building. The structure is 6389 square feet and currently consists of retail space in the front and shop/warehouse in the rear of the building. Asking price is $148,000, as per an appraisal dated August 2004, however all bids/leases will be considered. Building will be sold “As Is”. The City Council reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids/leases. The council is not interested in financing the building purchase and winning bid will have 30 days to pay the building in full unless other arrangements or made through the city council. Sealed bids/leases options will be accepted through December 9th at 5pm and bids/leases options will be opened at a regular city council meeting on December 13th at 5:15pm. Send bids/leases to 25 South 200 East P.O. Box 75 Panguitch, Utah. To view the building or if you have questions please contact city staff at the above address or call 435-676-8585 Published in The Wayne & Garfield County Insider on NOVEMBER 17, 2011. UPAXLP NOTICE The Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste is ready to approve a Site Management Plan (SMP) for the Wayne County Maintenance Facility property located at 295 North 100 West in Loa, Utah. The SMP addresses management of risks associated with the site due to low level contaminants left in place after a fire and environmental cleanup at the site. The public comment period for the SMP will begin on November 30, 2011 when the public notice is first published in the Salt Lake Tribune, Deseret News and Richfield Reaper. The public comment period will end on January 4, 2012. Copies of the SMP and all related documents will be available for public review throughout the comment period during normal business hours (8:00 am to 5:00 pm), or outside of normal business hours with prior arrangement at the following location: Utah Department of Environmental Quality Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste 195 North 1950 West, 2nd Floor Multi Agency State Office Building Salt Lake City, Utah, 84114 Written comments will be accepted until 5:00 pm on Wednesday, January 4, 2012 and shall be submitted to: Scott T. Anderson, Executive Secretary Utah Solid and Hazardous Waste Control Board Division of Solid Hazardous Waste P. O. Box 144880 195 North 1950 West Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-4880 Comments can also be sent by electronic mail to: swpublic@ Comments sent in electronic format should be identified by putting the following in the subject line: “Public Comment on the Wayne County Maintenance Facility SMP.” All documents included in the comments should be submitted as ASCII (text) files or in PDF format. For further information, contact Allan Moore or Jon Parry of the Division of Solid and Waste at (801) 536-0200. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals with special needs (including auxiliary communicative aids and services) should contact Brooke Baker, Office of Human Resources, at (801) 536-4412 TDD (801) 536-4414. Published in The Wayne & Garfield County Insider on December 1, 2011. UPAXLP NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR BUDGET The Ticaboo Electric Improvement District and Ticaboo Special Service District No. 1 will hold a combined public meeting on December 8, 2011, and at the meeting there will be a public hearing regarding the adoption of the final 2012 budgets for each of the Districts, respectively. This hearing will be held at 6:30 PM at the LDS Church Building located at Highway 276, Mile Marker 27, Ticaboo, Utah. Anyone interested in this matter is invited to attend the public hearing. In compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, individuals needing special accommodations during this meeting should, at least 24 hours before the meeting, notify Chip Shortreed at (435) 788-8343. Published in The Wayne & Garfield County Insider on December 1, 2011. UPAXLP BRYCE CANYON CITY ELECTION RESULTS Chris Brown .............................................................................. 3 Lee Roberts ............................................................................. 24 Shiloh Syrett........................................................................... 25 Bryce Syrett ............................................................................ 23 Published in The Wayne & Garfield County Insider on December 1, 2011. UPAXLP

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Our Pharmacist, Tim Smith, will provide Coumadin testing and results at outlying clinics. Please call clinic for available dates and times. Coumadin testing and results at the Garfield Memorial Clinic will be by appointment. To schedule an appointment for Mammography, please call 435-676-1267. FUTURE 2011- 2012 MAMMO DATES: December 1 - Piute December 12 - Panguitch UCCP December 6 Bryce Valley January 24 - Panguitch

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Garfield Memorial Clinic, Panguitch ................................................... 435-676-8842 (Mon - Fri) Kazan Clinic, Escalante . .........................................................435-826-4374 (Mon., Wed., Fri.) Bryce Valley Clinic, Cannonville ................................................ 435-679-8545 (Tues. & Thurs.) Circleville Clinic, Circleville . ...................................................... 435-577-2958 (Tues. & Thurs.) Physical and Speech Therapy . ............................................................................435-676-8840 Mammography .....................................................................................................435-676-1267 Diabetic Counseling(Jan Frandsen) ..................................................................... 435-676-8811 Garfield Memorial Hospital Long Term Care Center ............................................435-676-1265



by Arthur Bacon I saw some amazing things last Tuesday evening at “The Wrestles”. I saw a pretty girl convincingly out-wrestle her male opponent. I saw Hagen Ecker put on another impressive demonstration of his Greco-Roman prowess. I saw future state champion Ryan Lee dominate his hapless opponent with a brilliant combination of muscle and technique. As always, Dan Taylor was the consummate referee. There were little girls doing handsprings and every little boy in the gym joined in a general melee of headlocks and bear hugs. And then I saw something, which was one of those rare and precious moments in life which illustrate the boundless generosity and affection of young people. A young man with Down’s Syndrome took the north mat. He shook hands with his opponent and then calmly took him down with a single leg tackle and then let him up and then he took him down again with an arm-drag or something… and then finally there was the inevitable exhausted pin and the other guy helped his Downs “opponent” up and Dan Taylor raised the hands of two winners and the welling crowd exploded with joy. You don’t need to go to London, the Amazon or Iceland to see amazing things.

It is not the big, grandiose displays of love and affection that keep a relationship strong. It is regular small, positive behaviors and habits that work most effectively. Researchers have discovered that five positive behaviors must replace every one negative behavior in a relationship. Often when couples struggle in a relationship, it is not necessarily that there are more negative behaviors, it is that they have lost the daily, thoughtful behaviors and routines that existed in the early part of their relationship. Just as regular “physical” exercise builds strong bodies, there are regular “relationship” exercises that build strong marriages and relationships. Consider these creative date ideas for couples. (Without the kids.) • Go window shopping. For an inexpensive date, try window shopping at a mall or store. Check out the latest electronic gadgets. Get ideas for decorating your home. Try on clothing that is out of the ordinary for you. Take goofy photos together in a photo booth. Treat yourself to lunch at a restaurant you’ve never tried before. Be sure to keep your eyes and ears open; this is the perfect opportunity to get gift ideas for your sweetheart for future occasions. • Take a drive together. Go for a long drive, pref-

erably to a rural area without traffic. Take snacks and drinks and spend time talking. Stop and enjoy sites or views that look interesting. • Go for a long walk together and hold hands. Choose a route where you won’t run into people you know. This is a time for you to focus on each other while talking and listening. • Have a progressive dinner for two. Go to several restaurants, enjoying a yummy appetizer at one, your favorite main course at another and the dessert you’ve been craving at the last. • Go back to “the way we were.” Watch your wedding video or look at your photo album. You might notice something you missed before. • Say cheese. Get an updated portrait of the two of you, or have your caricature drawn. Go with a traditional pose or something that demonstrates your individual personalities; i.e., sports

fan apparel, hunting gear, western wear, period clothing, crazy hats, etc. Have fun and be creative. • Have a surprise dinner with a view. Plan a picnic dinner ahead (can be as easy as a bucket of chicken). Run a few errands, then surprise your spouse by taking a detour to a beautiful lookout point. Pull out the dinner and enjoy the view. • Plan a picnic with a twist. Get your spouse out of the house for a while, and when he or she returns, have a picnic set up on a blanket in the living room. As you enjoy your picnic, spend quality time visiting with each other. • Try a culture night. Make a list of different cultures. Cut up the slips and draw from a hat. Your date will then be centered on this theme. Sources: How to Date Your Spouse, Fun & Creative Dates for Married Couples, and 40 Unforgettable Dates with Your Mate, Utah Marriage Handbook.


Hypersensitive Teeth Teeth that hurt have always vexed humans, leading to sleepless nights, reduction in the quality of life, and a hampered ability to eat or drink. Some people may notice that one or more teeth have begun to hurt at very specific times. This pain is not constant like a toothache due to a broken tooth, missing filling, or cavity. Instead, it occurs when they drink hot, cold, or sugared beverages, when the dentist dries out a tooth before a procedure, or after the teeth have undergone dental cleaning and scaling. The problem is known as dentinal or dental hypersensitivity. Why Are My Teeth So Sensitive? Several things make your teeth sensitive to cold. One is brushing with a toothbrush that has bristles of medium or stiff consistency. Over many years, your gums may recede, exposing a tooth-root substance known as dentin. When this substance is exposed to the inner mouth, the act of drinking a cold beverage causes small shifts of fluid in the dentin, which you perceive as pain. Women are generally better at cleaning their teeth than men, so they are more likely to have this problem. Smoking, chewing, and dipping tobacco can also cause the gum recession, leading to tooth sensitivity. Eating and drinking acidic foods and beverages can cause tooth hypersensitivity by slowly dissolving the enamel covering of your teeth, exposing the softer dentin underneath. Acidic foods and drinks include ginger ale, limes or lemons and their juices, wine, cranberry sauce, coffee, vinegar, pickles, cola, oranges juice, plums, cider, grapefruit juice, apples, raspberries, root beer, relish, strawberries, fruit jams/jellies, orange soda, peaches, sauerkraut, blueberries, pineapple juice, cherries, and grapes. How Can I Prevent It? You must choose the softest bristle brush you can locate. You should not brush with a great deal of force. Stop use of all tobacco products. Moderate your intake of acidic foods and beverages. Never suck directly on lemons or tart powders that can be bought at convenience store counters; doing so can erode your teeth badly. How Can I Treat Sensitivity? Fortunately, your pharmacist can sell toothpastes that may stop the discomfort of dentinal hypersensitivity (e.g., Sensodyne, Crest Sensitivity, Colgate Sensitive). All will have a note on the package indicating that they are for sensitive teeth, with the active ingredient listed as potassium nitrate. The products should not be used in patients under the age of 12 years. To use potassium nitrate toothpastes properly, you should brush with a soft-bristle toothbrush for at least 1 minute twice daily (morning and evening), using about an inch of the sensitivity toothpaste. You should contact all areas where teeth are sensitive. The product labeling will warn you that sensitive teeth may be a sign of a far more serious condition; therefore, you should only use the toothRemember, if you have paste for 4 weeks. After that time, if questions, Consult the problem persists or worsens, you your Pharmacist. should visit a dentist, who can rule out more dangerous conditions.

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EHS UPDATE The EHS Yearbook Staff is a student organization that strives to not only preserve the memories of each year at EHS, but to engage students in school activities. In the annual Summer Photo Contest, all students are invited to submit three pictures of amazing summer memories for inclusion in the yearbook. We would like to thank our participants: eighth-graders Tannyr Gurr and Audrie Lindsay, and juniors Tori Lindsay, Canyon Owens, Lindsey Phillips, Kobbi Smith and Savannah Steed for sharing your photos with the school. We are proud to announce our winners: 1st Place, Tori Lindsay for her photo of summer fun at Quail Creek Reservoir; 2nd Place, Tannyr Gurr for her photo posing with a Porta-Potty; 3rd Place, Canyon Owens for his photo of Escalante’s most famous roll-over. Yearbooks are entirely produced at EHS with color laser printers and a binding machine. Students also design and make the covers. Because they are not sent out to be made, photos from the last month of school can be included. The cost is about $40 for a full-color yearbook jampacked with shots of our kids and their activities. EHS received some new books donated to the library through the Will James Society Gifting Program. It is the mission of the Will James Society to provide books written and illustrated by Will James in the western genre for readers of all ages to enjoy stories of real cowboy life. Living in cowboy country, many of our students strongly identify with these books and librarian Shelley Barney reports they are well used. You can read more about this author at Thanks to Charles E. Nightengale for including us.


Visiting Specialists for December 2011 Dr. Rand Colbert Dr. Ben Adams Dr. Pearson Dr. Hammond Dr. Stephanz Dr. Hunsaker Dr. Terence Heath Dr. Crouch Brent Fox Dr. Vincent Dr. Shihurowych Dr. Duerkson Dr. Bingham Dr. Frieden Dr. Nakken

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UTAH TEEN VIDEO CHALLENGE 2012 Teen Video Challenge - “Own the Night”

The Teen Video Challenge is back for 2012! Create a 30 - 90 second video that encourages teens to participate in Summer Reading at the public library. Include your interpretation of the 2012 CSLP teen slogan “Own the Night”. Your video could win $275 and a $150 award for your library. Upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo and submit it to the 2012 Utah Teen Video Challenge entry page at If you have questions, please contact: Matt McLain, Youth Services Coordinator, (800) 6629150 x742 (Utah tollfree) or (801) 715-6742 or

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By Kobbi Smith and Tori Lindsay It is time for the winter athletics to take a stand! This year the teams are packed full of outstanding talent. The fall athletics had a great run, and now it’s time for the winter athletics to continue the streak. The Boys Basketball team has a roster of two seniors: Alex Christensen and Brandon Nez; four juniors: Kayson Durfey, Jesse Ahlstrom, Travis Nez, Canyon Owens, and Jared Noyes; five sophomores: Jesse Barney, Kyler Nelson, Cody Dunton, Kolt Smith, and Jake Christensen; one freshman: Caleb Christensen. Their lone manager is Cort Durfey. This team is coached by Greg Allen and Brent Cottam. On the November 23 these boys played a home game against Cross Creek. The game did not end in the Moqui’s favor, but the team showed promise for future games. The Lady Moquis roster includes one senior: Emily Singletary; three juniors: Kobbi Smith, Lindsey Phillips, and Tori Lindsay; two sophomores: Shelby Steed and Sarah Gardner; and one freshman: Jaycee Nez. The managers for this year are Audrie Lindsey, Krystelle Noyes and Lilly Steed. Coaches are Ryan Cottam, Dirk Durfey, and Stephanie Steed. On the 18 and 19; the Lady Moquis hosted the second annual JT Steel Invitational. This tournament ended in a great victory for the Lady Moquis. They won all of their games and were the champions of the tournament. Highlight for this tournament ended with Shelby Steed tying for first place in the 3-point shoot out, and Lindsey Phillips and Tori Lindsay both being the MVP of the Tournament. Moqui Wrestlers this year are: Bret Brooks (junior), Gus Torgersen (junior) Preston Scott (junior), Walker Smith (freshman), and Trace Torgersen (freshman). These wrestlers are coached by Paul Dodge and Greg Christensen. On the 22nd these wrestlers battled it out in Wayne County with Bret Brooks wrestling at 132, Gus Torgersen at 152, Preston Scott and Walker Smith both wrestling at 145 and Trace Torgersen at 138. Bret Placed 2nd in his weight Class; Gus and Trace both placed 3rd in their weight classes. Unfortunately Preston and Walker didn’t place, but they will get there soon. UPCOMING EVENTS: Gball: Pang@ EHS- Nov 30 Gball: EHS @ Liahona-Dec 2 Gball: EHS @ West Ridge- Dec 3 Wres: Panguitch Invitational- Dec 2/3 Bball: EHS @ Pinnicle- Dec 2 Bball: EHS @ Green River- Dec 3

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POSSIBLE BEAR HUNTING CHANGES A new plan means new opportunities for Utah bear hunters.

REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS 2004 (c) The National Healthy Marriage Institute LLC

Disney has influenced marriages all across the country with the “Happily Ever After” stories of Cinderella, Snow White, and Sleeping Beauty. Disney portrays the happiness of couples as they are wed at the altar and then the show ends. We all enjoy the show, but nothing is mentioned about life after the wedding! Every young girl dreams of her wedding day yet many of these young girls never think about life after the wedding. Everybody needs to develop a realistic expectation of what to expect in a happy and healthy marriage. A person will have an unhappy marriage if they want their spouse to fulfill their every need. Disappointment is simply unmet expectations. If one has an unrealistic expectation about what to expect in marriage, then that person will have to battle their disappointment with their spouse. How do we develop realistic expectations about marriage? The media? Marriage counseling? No, the best way to develop realistic expectations about marriage is to turn to those who have happy marriages around us. Ask happily married couples that you know about their marriage. Do they disagree? Do they have unresolved issues? Do they ever hurt each other’s feelings? How do they work things out? Do they ever feel distance in their marriage? Find out how these happy couples deal with these problems. Each and every couple has developed their own way for working through hard times. Some couples shout out their issues, some ignore them, and others calmly work through their issues (Gottman). The key is to get on the same page as your spouse. Every couple

has hard times, but that is just a small part of a healthy marriage. If you are unhappy with your marriage, perhaps the reason is due to unrealistic expectations for your spouse. A helpful activity is to write down what you expect from your spouse. Write down everything you can think of – emotional expectations, help with the children, support for your work, hobbies, time together, etc. Examine everything on your list impartially. If someone else asked you to do these things, what would your response be? Ask your spouse to do the same, and then compare notes. Choose a time and place where you can talk through the items on your list without being interrupted. A healthy marriage is simply a mutually satisfying marital relationship for the wife, husband, and children (if present). Yes, children are greatly benefited by a healthy marriage. This definition does not need to be met 100 % of the time in order to have a happy marriage. A healthy marriage is quite a bit like physical health. Everybody gets sick at one time or another with a cold or flu. Sometimes the sickness is severe and lasts longer than a cold. Every marriage experiences hard times. However, people in a healthy marriage will do everything they can to overcome the ‘illness’ quickly. These people also take precautionary measures against getting ‘sick’. They practice

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forgiveness, patience, kindness, and thoughtfulness on a daily basis. All marriages have their ups and downs, and research demonstrates time and again that couples who stick it out during the down time will experience the joys of the upside again. Remind yourself this week that a healthy marriage is not a perfect marriage. Make the decision to not give up on your marriage.

If you like to hunt bears, you might have opportunities in 2012 that you’ve never had before in Utah. A new bear management plan is making the new opportunities possible. The Utah Wildlife Board approved the plan earlier this year. John Shivik, game mammals coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources, says the plan has opened the door to some new hunting options. “At the same time,” Shivik says, “the plan provides some important safeguards to keep the state’s bear populations healthy and safe.” All of the changes the DWR is recommending for Utah’s 2012 bear hunts are available online. The following are some highlights: Currently, most of the bears that are hunted in Utah are tracked by hounds and ran up trees. A few hunters hunt over bait using a bow and arrow. But starting in 2012, biologists are recommending that spot-and-stalk-only hunts be held in some areas in Utah. Hunters may not use hounds or bait during spotand-stalk hunts. Currently, all of Utah’s bear hunting areas are limited-entry areas. Only those who draw a permit for a limited-entry area can hunt on it. Starting in 2012, biologists would like to offer some harvest-objective hunts too. The number of hunters who can hunt on a harvestobjective area isn’t limited, so switching an area to harvest objective gives more people a chance to hunt the area. Letting more hunters hunt an area increases the chance that more bears will be taken. As soon as a predetermined number of bears are taken (called the area’s quota), the hunt on the area will end for the season. The spring hunts on some

of Utah’s bear hunting units might run a little longer in 2012. Having longer spring seasons allows biologists to put more pressure on bears in areas where bears often kill livestock and raid campgrounds. Protecting the bears In addition to opening the door to some new hunting opportunities, the new plan provides bears with some important safeguards: In the past, Shivik says biologists have used three factors to determine the health of Utah’s bear population—the percentage of bears taken by hunters that are female, the average age of the bears taken and the number of adult bears that survive in Utah from year to year. You won’t find those three factors in the new plan. Instead, biologists will focus on two key factors: the amount of female bears and the amount of adult males taken by hunters. (An adult male bear is a bear that’s five years of age or older.) Shivik says the number of females and the number of adult males that hunters take gives important information about how a bear population is doing: The number of females hunters take is important because females give birth to cubs and then care for the cubs after they’re born. “But the number of adult males hunters take is the best early indicator we have about the health of a bear population,” Shivik says. Shivik says adult males wander more than the other age groups. Because they wander more, adult males are the bears hunters usually encounter and take. If biologists see that the number of adult males hunters are taking is going down—and the number of females is going up—they know the bear population in the area is in decline. “Once hunters start finding females, instead of the males they normally encounter first,” Shivik says, “we know the population is

declining in number.” In addition to the number of female bears and adult male bears hunters take, biologists are also using two important bear studies to determine the health of Utah’s bear population: One study involves snagging hair from bears at sites across Utah. After the hair is snagged, DNA tests are used to determine how often the bears that left the snagged hair are visiting the sites. This study is helping biologists measure how fast or slow the state’s bear populations are growing. In the second study, biologists visit bear dens in the winter to see how many cubs are in the dens and to assess the health of the cubs and their mothers. This study is giving biologists important information about the number of bears that are being brought into Utah’s population each year. Learn more, share your ideas After you’ve reviewed the DWR’s ideas, you can let your Regional Advisory Council members know your thoughts by attending your upcoming RAC meeting or by sending an email to them. RAC chairmen will share the input they receive with members of the Utah Wildlife Board. The board will meet in Salt Lake City on Jan. 12 to approve rules for Utah’s 2012 bear hunting and pursuit seasons. Dates, times and locations for the RAC meetings are as follows: Southern Region Dec. 6, 7 p.m. Beaver High School 195 E Center Street Email You can also provide your comments to your RAC via email. Email addresses for your RAC members are available online. The group each RAC member represents (sportsman, non-consumptive, etc.) is listed under each person’s email address. You should direct your email to the people on the RAC who represent your interest.





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Boulder Mountain Realty, Inc.





Cathy Bagley, Broker - Broker Amanda Brown, Sales Agent 245 East Main, P.O. Box 9, Torrey 425-3200

FREMONT AND LOA ALLRED POINT. 40 acres on one of the highest spots near Fremont. Beautiful views. No restrictions other than county regulations. Paved county road with very little traffic. Located between Loa and Fremont. $95,000. STYLE IN THE COUNTRY. Placed a good distance from the road and on the highest point of a ten acre section of land, this beautifully designed and well built home is country living at its best. Four bedrooms, 3 ¾ baths plus a studio apartment above the garage provides space for family and visitors. A full finished basement, 3-car garage, and an additional RV garage add to the convenience of the home. Walnut, tile and carpeted floors, granite countertops throughout, walk-in closets, and plenty of storage are just some of the quality attributes. 435 North 500 East, Fremont. $585,000. BUILDING LOTS. Two lots on the southwest edge of Loa in the Boulder View Homesites Subdivision. One corner lot and one interior lot available. Loa Town Water available. Nice views and within walking distance to downtown Loa. Lots 3 and 13. $21,000/lot. BUILT IN 1894. 4 bedrooms. Renovated with all new windows, electrical and plumbing. New roof with porches. New exterior stucco. .4/acre lot on the edge of Loa with mountain and farm field views. Mature trees. 87 South 200 East, Loa. $119,000. 2653 SQUARE FEET. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, spacious living areas and wood fireplace. Attached double garage. Brick exterior. Covered patio. .92/acre. Convenient location in nice neighborhood. 117 East 100 South, Loa. $120,000. Price subject to 3rd party approval. RESIDENTIAL AND BUSINESS DISTRICT LOCATION. Corner lot on Main Street in Loa’s business district. 3 bed, 2 bath home on .25/acre. 178 South Main, Loa. $125,000.

POINSETTIA’S NOW IN!! Poinsettia’s are now available at Brian Farm Service Greenhouse. Beautiful colors and 4 sizes to choose from. They make a great gift for those hard-to-buy-people! Delivery available. Give us a call or come and see! Also, gift wrap available for any $20 gift bought in the store.









December 1, 2011 Wayne and Garfield Insider  
December 1, 2011 Wayne and Garfield Insider  

December 1, 2011 Wayne and Garfield Insider