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SPECIAL GOLF ISSUE

mesquite | moapa valley | arizona strip | southern utah complimentary issue


March 1 - April 30, 2020 Volume 13 – Issue 2 PUBLISHER & EDITOR Kathy Lee MANAGING EDITOR Mandi Miles ART DIRECTOR / LAYOUT Erin Eames COPY EDITOR Lynessa Eames PROOFREADER Rayma Davis WRITERS Carol Saldivar, Jennifer Sperry, Colby Cowan, Misti Miller, Kyle Chappell, Darren Stanek, Karen Monsen, Kent Abbegglen, David Cordero, Jeanine VanderBruggen, Cody Law, Mary Kaye Washburn, Linda Gault, Michelle Brooks, Maria Todd, Darren Marchant, Tracy Rodgers, Susan Kjellsen, Dawn McLain, Haven Scott, Judi Moreo, Jeff McKenna, Keith Buchhalter, Anita DeLelles, Rob Krieger, Ashley Centers, Stacia Kimbell, Helen Houston, Kaylee Pickering, Donna Eads ADVERTISING SALES Kathy Lee ADVERTISING EMAIL ads@ViewOnMagazine.com SUPPORT STAFF Bert Kubica Cheryl Whitehead DISTRIBUTION View On Magazine Staff WEB DESIGN Erin Eames PUBLISHED BY View On Magazine, Inc. Office (702) 346-8439 Fax (702) 346-4955 GENERAL INQUIRIES info@ViewOnMagazine.com ONLINE ViewOnMagazine.com Facebook Twitter Instagram

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Letter from

the Editor

Dear Readers,

As this golf issue approached and I realized I was going to have to admit that I went another year without playing the game, I was embarrassed. I know...I know, I have too many excuses as to why. I am hoping by next year that I can write and say that I have been on the course a time or two. The weather this time of year is so beautiful. As the spring approaches and the chill is coming off of my bones, I am thankful that I live in a place that warms up earlier than most. In this issue, we have compiled articles on the golf courses in our readership area. Even if you’re not a golfer you can enjoy the beauty of these courses. Sometimes the best food can be found at the golf course clubhouse. Judi Moreo has written a great article on how to motivate yourself to exercise when you aren’t motivated. Many of these things are simple, but sometimes we forget how to get back on track, and this is a great article to help you begin that process. If exercise is not your thing, perhaps a day at the new Angel Whispers Spa in Mesquite could be your cup of tea. The owner, Keith, has been studying massage and meditation all of his adult life. He is also a Medical Esthetician and Skin Care Therapist. Keith studied medical massage while he was in Beijing China. There’s so much Keith and his spa have to offer, don’t miss reading the article in this issue. If exercise and going to the spa doesn’t get you excited, In this issue we also have great articles on yoga. I just recently started taking some yoga classes and can already see and feel some benefits. As we age our balance isn’t what it used to be and Yoga can certainly help. As always please remember to visit our website at ViewOnMagazine.com, like us on Facebook to keep up on the current events that we could not include in this issue. Please visit our advertisers, it’s because of them and their decision to invest in our magazine, that we get to continue to greet you every other month with yet another informative issue of ViewOn Magazine. By supporting our advertisers, you support our business community and all of the wonderful benefits we derive from living in this amazing area.

And as I will probably be saying for the next year, FORE!!!

Kathy Lee, Editor in chief

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Frequent contributors Anita DeLelles, LMT is a certified Equine and Small Animal Acupressure Practitioner with accreditation from Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute. Her studies included two consecutive summers in Bath, England, as well as coursework in Colorado and California and a BFA from UNLV. Anita is certified in small animal massage from the Northwest School of Animal Massage as well as human massage. In 2014 Anita and Ron opened WOOF! Wellness Center and launched their website ShopMeoow.com.

Karen L. Monsen is a freelance writer who lives in St. George, Utah. She covers outdoor topics, nature, science, research, and human impacts. She taught French and Social Studies in public schools, served as a technical training coordinator, and designed and delivered business and technical writing seminars for corporate clients.

Donna Eads and her husband moved to Mesquite in 2010 from Palm Desert, California and loves the small town atmosphere. Her writing experience extends from high school and college newspapers to professional manuals as a critical care nurse. Her passion for tennis is evident in her frequent articles for ViewOn Magazine.

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Jennifer Sperry is a happy, energetic writer and inspiring business owner who passionately shares topics in health and mind-body awareness. She is the founder and owner of IAM Retreats, LLC where she leads powerful retreats to help people out of their fears and into their light. You can reach her at exhalellc@gmail.com.

David Cordero is the Communications and Marketing Director for the City of St. George. A Southern Utah resident since 2006, he has extensive experience in marketing, public relations, writing and public speaking. He has won several awards for his writing on a variety of subjects, including sports, the military community, and education. He has served in a variety of volunteer capacities for several local nonprofit organizations, including Utah Honor Flight, American Legion Post 90, Washington County Children’s Justice Center, Red Rock Swing Dance and as a coach for his son’s youth athletic teams.

Linda Faas and her husband arrived in Mesquite in 2004. They love the friends they have made here, and love exploring the beauty of the surrounding desert. Linda has immersed herself in community life and volunteers with education nonprofits. She is a reporter and feature writer for local and regional publications and is always seeking new adventures.


Judi Moreo is one of the most recognized personal growth trainers and coaches in the world. She is the author of 11 books, including 2 international bestsellers, You Are More Than Enough and Conquer the Brain Drain. A self-made success, Judi started her first business with $2,000 and a lot of chutzpah. Judi learned to succeed step-by-step over many years, and now has a worldwide following of clients who are enjoying outstanding success as a result of her guidance. You can reach Judi at judi@judimoreo.com or (702) 283-4567.

Helen Houston is the owner of Staging Spaces and Redesign in Mesquite, NV. Helen holds certifications as a Drapery and Design Professional, a Certified Color Consultant, and a Real Estate Staging Professional. Helen has been a contributing writer for ViewOn Magazine for the past 12 years. Her creative writing features articles on home fashion, home staging, and home entertaining. Helen is a published author in several national design and trade magazines. She can be reached at Helen@stagingspaces.biz or (702) 346-0246.

Rob Krieger is a 20 year PGA Member & former Director of Golf in Mesquite & Greensboro, NC. He is currently the Director of Instruction at both his own Red Rock Golf Center and the Southgate Golf Club in St. George, and is experienced in teaching all skill levels from beginners to low handicappers. Rob has been writing for ViewOn Magazine since 2010. For help with your game or to schedule a lesson, check out his website www. stgeorgegolflessons.com or email Rob@sgugolf.com.

Celece Krieger is the owner of The Travel Connection. Travel is her passion and she’s spent the past 28 years planning dream vacations around the world. Her favorite vacation is the South Pacific with her “toes in the sand.” Reach her by phone at (435) 628-3636, in office at 1363 East 170 South, Suite 202 in St. George, or by email celece@stgeorgetravel.com.

Ashley Centers is the General Manager of Anytime Fitness, Mesquite, Nevada. With a fitness background as a competitive powerlifting champion, she enjoys helping her members on their health and fitness journeys! Anytime Fitness is located at 550 West Pioneer Blvd, Mesquite, Nevada 89027 | (702) 346-3121 Email Ashely at: ashley.centers@anytimefitness.com.

Keith Buchhalter is the Public Affairs Specialist for Overton Power District #5. Born and raised in Guatemala City, he moved to Mesquite, NV, in 1999. Keith has held a variety of positions in local organizations. He was part of the Mesquite Chamber of Commerce Board from 2013 - 2017. He is Past-President of the Rotary Club of Mesquite, and he is currently serving as Assistant District Governor for Rotary's District 5300. He also serves as a Trustee for the Mesa View Regional Hospital Board.

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Message from

the Mayor

By Mayor Jon Pike, Mayor of St. George

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he Empire Strikes Back was a huge hit with me and many other moviegoers. The Miracle on Ice stirred patriotic feelings nationwide. The Pittsburgh Steelers had just won their fourth Super Bowl in six years. It was 1980, significant because that was the year the City of St. George began operating in its current City Hall building, located at 175 East 200 North. It was, and is, a great home base for our city operations. It was built to handle the services of the approximately 12,000 residents and had room to spare for the inevitable growth of St. George. Yet who would have known that 40 years later, we would have about 90,000 residents? By any measure, we have outgrown our current building. But instead of starting over at a new location, our City Hall is staying put — and undergoing a significant expansion and facelift. It’s a daunting task, but it’s the most fiscally responsible way forward for us. Support Services Director Marc Mortensen has worked tirelessly with JRCA architects to come up with a plan that will expand the capacity of our city campus to handle the increased needs of our citizenry. This will be accomplished in three phases: Phase 1A consists of relocating our 911 Communication Center from the Police Headquarters building to City Commons across the street. The new location provides great operating space for a team that dispatches emergency personnel countywide. Phase 1B involves the expansion of the main city parking lot, done primarily with the construction of a two-level parking garage immediately west of City Hall. We are also adding spaces to the west of the Police Headquarters. All told we will have a net increase of approximately 79 parking spaces. Phase 2 is the main City Hall. Our lobby area will see a vast upgrade to accommodate a new 311 Customer Service Center. It will be easier to access the department you seek as it will have a more intuitive layout. This phase also includes expanded office space and a larger and more versatile Council Chambers. The building will also be much more secure after hours. Phase 3 involves the expansion of the Police Headquarters, with larger workspaces for our Investigations, Patrol, and Records divisions. We will build out to the east of the building, where a small parking lot currently exists. During the renovation project, City of St. George personnel who work at City Hall will be moved to one of two locations, the sites to be determined shortly. I wish I could tell you right now just exactly where, but we are waiting for the agreements to become official. Our Communications and Marketing Director, David Cordero, will help spread information to you the moment it becomes available. Our goal is for this expansion to last decades into the future, giving us the infrastructure to tackle our expanding population for years to come. And who knows, maybe they will still be making Star Wars movies in 40 years, when I’m 94 years old! If so, I hope to be there with you watching the Jedi win once and for all!

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Contents

FEATURES

Cover photo of Conestoga Golf Club by Susan Kjellsen www.SusanKjellsenPhotography.com

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The Loop at Moapa Valley ViewOn Business

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ViewOn Organization Life Isn't About Feeling Guilty

Movement is Medicine


Contents

VIEW ON 25 INSPIRATION 31 FITNESS 40 ARTS 43 ENERGY 48 DESIGN 50 BUSINESS 54 PETS 58 ORGANIZATION MOTIVATION 68 OUTDOORS 74 94 GOLF CHARITY 97 103 FINANCE

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This One Thing Can Change Your Life From Dull to Fabulous

Yoga For A Well-Balanced Life

Looking For A Little Variety in Your Entertainment?

Ten Top Spring Tips

What is Your Power Color?

Relax with Meditation and Massage at Angel Whispers Spa

Put a Spring in Your Dog's Step!

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Life Isn't About Feeling Guilty

How to Motivate Yourself to Exercise When You Aren't Motivated!

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Raptors and a Bird Fest

Saving Strokes Series: Putting

Kids, Sports, and the Spirit of Charity

Don't Do It Yourself

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Why I Love

Moapa Valley

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oapa Valley, Home of the Pirates. This phrase is known to all who reside in “The Muddy.” What makes Moapa Valley great? The list can be endless and includes most of the clichéd answers that you might expect. We enjoy life at a slower pace, and the small population makes for fewer crowds. Everyone feels like family, with less crime than one may encounter in the big city, total support for the schools sporting events, and certainly cleaner air. However, my favorite part may well be the geography. When you move to Moapa Valley, you gain opportunities to exit your back door and enjoy the endless trails that meander through sandy pale peach slopes of the southwestern deserts that surround the area.

If your travels take you ten minutes outside of town, you can literally step back in time as you experience native life through the petroglyphs dating as far back as 1500 years. Heading a little further in the same direction takes you to the calm and cooling waters of Lake Mead. I’ve spent many days absorbing the sun and cruising across the vastness of that serene lake. Moapa Valley, like many small towns, has great people and activities, but Moapa Valley is surrounded by nature’s unsurpassed beauty. That’s why I am proud to be a lifelong Pirate and call Moapa Valley home. -Kasen Kolhoss

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hat a mighty city this is! My husband, Mike, and I moved to Mesquite part-time in 2016, full time in 2017. We were welcomed into our, what we call, million-dollar neighborhood. Our neighbors are all acquainted. They reach out a helping hand if needed, and can always ask if they need one. They gather and share and laugh and care! There’s always something to do here unless you’re just not looking or asking. Mesquite’s people, businesses, and non-profits are among the most generous I’ve ever encountered. Our great landscapes, weather, families, casinos, restaurants, law enforcement, firefighters, emergency services, and care for our Veterans are just a few of the many things I appreciate so much! If your home doesn’t have a great view, just go out your door and walk and look around! And while you’re out, stop and chat or wave at those you encounter in this friendly, spectacular oasis in the desert! -Carol Saldivar

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Why I Love Ivins

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e moved here from the Pacific Northwest two years ago. The year we moved, Portland had gotten so much snow we had to stay in school well into summer to make up for “snow days,�- leaving Oregon with heavy hearts and long sleeves. You can imagine the shock to our bodies when we pulled into 117-degree temperatures, beautiful clear skies of blue, with sun-kissed red rocks! I am a single mom, and moving so far away was intimidating, but we craved sunshine and a rich performing arts culture. We have been blessed by the wonderful kind-hearted people of Ivins. My children and I are not just living, we are thriving as we create our lives here, and my business is thriving with so many like-minded people! Coming from a large city, we love the small-town feel and the sparkling skies at night that are glittered with stars! - Jennifer Sperry

Why I Love

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eing a 6th generation young man from a family that settled Santa Clara in 1862, I have deep roots in the area. I love St. George for many reasons which include East Elementary, Dixie Jr. and Sr. High, as well as a small school I attended named Dixie College. Where else can a person live in the most beautiful land of Deseret Sand and Majestic Mountains and be in both the same day? Where else might a person live on a block on 6th South where many have lived and raised their families with love and conviviality for over 60 years? Although the City continues to grow at a rapid pace, I see positives all around me. One example is the increasingly friendly attitude toward dog lovers. The fact that I can take my dog to Snow Park each morning and meet good friends old and new and have a stimulating conversation while the dog's frolic offleash is a prime example of why I love St. George. -Edd Hafen

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CasaBlanca & Palms Golf Clubs

Submitted by Mesquite Gaming

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ocated just 77 miles north of Las Vegas, Mesquite Gaming offers two award-winning golf courses. Recognized for their scenic design and impeccable maintenance, the CasaBlanca Golf Club and Palms Golf Club provide a diverse golfing experience for beginner, intermediate and professional golfers year-round.

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Designed by Cal Olson in 1996, CasaBlanca Golf Club lies etched into the wetlands of the Mesquite Valley. This beautiful 7,036yard championship course – with its lush green fairways accented by vibrant wildflowers and blue, sparkling lakes - features 18 holes winding in and out of the Virgin River basin, offering a new experience on every tee. The course boasts bentgrass green, ryegrass fairways with white sand bunkers, and numerous lakes. Five sets of tees allow golfers of all skill levels a fair chance on this championship golf course. CasaBlanca Golf Club is available for play year-round. It has everything a golf enthusiast could ask for, from a full-service practice range, putting green, chipping area, and, of course, a deli and bar for that 19th hole libation. Hourly lessons are also available. CasaBlanca Golf Club is located at 1100 Hafen Lane, Mesquite Nevada. Stay and play packages are available year-round. To book your next getaway, call a Golf Vacation Consultant today at 877-438-2929, or book online at casablancaresort.com/golf.

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The notorious 110-acre William Hull designed course, Palms Golf Club, was built in 1989 and is Mesquite’s longest-standing golf course. The special 6,804-yard, par 72 course features lakes, sand traps, and more than 200 palm trees, offering a challenging golf experience. The front nine has extended fairways and plenty of water features, while the mountainous back nine progresses with dramatic elevation changes and emphasizes shot placement. The 15th hole has a breathtaking view and a vertical drop of 114 feet from the tee to the fairway. The scenery remarkably transforms as golfers navigate through the Bermuda grass greens, deep canyons, and arroyos. Palms Golf Club offers a driving range, putting green and carries distinct notoriety. The course is reseeded annually, ensuring optimal play, and serves as an ideal venue for tournaments that entertain golfers and spectators alike year-round. Palms Golf Club is located at 530 Peppermill Palms Blvd, Littlefield, Arizona. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy a stay and play getaway at CasaBlanca Resort or Virgin River Hotel, starting at $99. To book your next getaway, call a Golf Vacation Consultant today at 877-438-2929, or book online at casablancaresort.com/golf. The spring offers up a spectacular opportunity for beginners and longtime golfers to compete in the popular Mesquite Amateur, which consists of a five-day 54-hole, net, stroke play tournament. In the fall, spectators can catch some of the top up-and-coming golfers in one of the most respected and anticipated golf tournaments in the state, the Nevada Open. Afterward, they can join in on the fun during the CasaBlanca II-Man Golf Tournament – a two-man tournament providing fun formats at three championship golf courses over three days. V Mesquite Gaming’s resort destinations – CasaBlanca Resort and Virgin River Hotel - feature 1,186 guest rooms, 76,000 square feet of casino space, with 1,600 slot machines and 36 gaming tables, 70,000 square feet of meeting and convention space including an outdoor entertainment venue. For more information, visit mesquitegaming.com.

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Building Character and Friendships through

By Colby Cowan

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he City of St. George promotes and runs the junior golf program, known as JAG. JAG stands for the “Junior Association of Golfers.� JAG was started in 2004 and is a great way of introducing youth to the game of golf. JAG begins in May with Rules and Etiquette classes, and golf instruction clinics start the first part of June when school is out.

Our goal is to provide boys and girls 7-17 years of age in St. George and surrounding areas with opportunities to learn the rules, etiquette, traditions, and skills required to appreciate and enjoy the game of golf. We aim to provide low-cost access to area golf courses during the summer months to facilitate the development of these skills, and to provide tournaments that test these skills while building character and friendships.

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JAG is a very affordable program with a registration fee of only $40. Registration fee includes the following: * $3 green fees at all city courses May-September * $6 green fees at all city courses October-April * JAG T-Shirt * 4 Golf Instruction clinics taught by trained PGA Professionals and PGA Associates * Free Rules and Etiquette class * Range ball discount * Mid-year Pool Party * 9 Individual tournaments (optional with additional fee) * 5 Parent/Junior tournaments (optional with additional fee) * Other golf clinic opportunities throughout the year (optional with additional fee) We ask that first year JAG members take the Rules and Etiquette classes to become more familiar with golf terminology and rules. Our main goal of this class is to help them feel more comfortable and confident while playing or practicing at the golf courses. These classes are taught at the Southgate Driving Range starting in May. Flyers will be delivered to schools in the first part of April with registration starting on April 6th. At the start of the program each year, we hold a JAG Kick-off party. This event will be Saturday, May 9th, from 9:00-11:30 am at the Southgate Driving Range and is a great way to learn about the program and ask questions you may have. At the Kick-off party, we will offer fun games for the juniors, free clubs to those needing golf clubs, provided from the Utah PGA, Elks Skills Challenge, and treats for all those who participate. V Information about the JAG program can be found online at www.sgcity.org/golf. Or by calling 435-627-4653.

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Massage

NOT JUST FOR RELAXATION ANYMORE By Misti Miller

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man goes to his doctor and says, “Doc, I have a ton of pain. I don’t know what’s wrong, can you help me?” After some testing, the doctor leaves the room and upon returning says to the man, “I have good news and bad news. Which would you like first?” The man responds reluctantly, “Well, the good news, I guess.” To which the doctor cheerfully replies, “We’re naming a disease after you!” Many of us have pain. I had pain too. But I didn’t always have pain. I’d been extremely active most of my life with no serious injuries. I was an athlete and an adventurer! But after having my third cesarean, and several years with a baby on my hip, I found myself living every day with chronic pain. I can’t begin to count the number of times I woke up in the morning with severe pain in my lower back and hips. I spent years hurting and trying to get through each day. It was a constant struggle to take care of my children, my house, and

my yard, all while managing work. And always, always, just pushing through and keeping the pain at bay with NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), like Ibuprofen or Naproxen. I would keep going every day; I had to. By adjusting my posture into a crooked bend, I could accomplish my responsibilities each day. Yes, it would slow down my movements, and at 35 years of age, I looked old and injured. I gained weight and became more emotional. Occasionally, I would make a quick movement and my back would seize, bringing me to my knees frozen in pain, afraid to even attempt to get up. I remember the first time this had happened to me I was in shock and horror. I had never experienced such severe and immediately debilitating pain in my life. I was just a young mother with two babies at home. My husband was

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at work, and so I had no one to assist me the rest of the day. I painstakingly crawled from one room to the next, tending to my children’s needs as best I could until he returned home, hours later, where I could be relieved of my duties and get into bed. I wasn’t able to get to see my chiropractor for three days; he’s a busy man! He was very helpful, and the adjustment, although not immediate, did relieve the pain for a time. But what I found over the years, even with regular chiropractic visits, was that the muscles would remain hard and contracted and that I always felt a level of limitation and weakness. Back then, 13 years ago, I had no idea that advanced soft tissue manipulation, otherwise known as Medical Massage Therapy, would be my saving grace. For seven more years, I suffered from this pain and only after being diagnosed with one bulging disc and one herniated disc did I become educated in the arena of medical massage based touch therapy. I graduated locally from Zion Massage College and began a career as an LMT, Licensed Massage Therapist. I immediately began working for several local Chiropractors, two of which specialized in Sports therapy with athletes, where I gained exposure and experience to hundreds of cases of chronic and acute pain.

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I quickly became dissatisfied with my limited education and began studying with a Florida based school for Medical Massage, where I received my certification as a Medical Massage Practitioner. I also traveled to San Diego and received training and certification as a Prenatal Massage Therapist. Additionally, I became certified as a Lymphatic Massage Specialist and went on to receive advanced training and certification in Kinesiology. I study extensively acute and chronic pain due to abuse, negative thinking, injury, and poor posture. I have hundreds of bodies worth of experience in Evaluation and Assessment, and training in Medical Massage to treat whiplash due to a Motor Vehicle Accident. I have since, through my education and discipline, and with assisted manual soft tissue manipulation through Medical Massage Therapy, healed my discs and no longer suffer from low back pain. That’s right. I said, no low back pain! There’s More! Commonly known for its relaxing and stress-reducing benefits, as well as temporary pain relief in the spa environment, massage therapy has gained notoriety in the legal and medical community. Some insurances cover Medical Massage care with an Rx from an NP, DC, MD, or DO.


A medical massage practitioner, MMP, must be licensed or otherwise credentialed as an LMT, licensed massage therapist before qualifying as an MMP. Most states, UT included, do not make a distinction between licensing for professionals who practice medical or clinical massage and those who simply practice massage. However, there are exceptions: Maryland, for example, distinguishes between Registered Massage Practitioners and Licensed Massage Therapists. Only the former are authorized to work in healthcare settings, according to the LicensedMassageTherapy.org. Many groups are studying the clinical effects of touch therapy. The University of Miami’s Touch Research Institute is dedicated to examining these effects. The TRIs have researched the effects of massage therapy at all stages of life, from newborns to senior citizens. In these studies, the TRIs have shown that touch therapy has many positive effects. For example, massage therapy: Facilitates weight gain in preterm infants Enhances attentiveness Alleviates depressive symptoms Reduces pain Reduces stress hormones Improves immune function If you are suffering from any type of acute or chronic pain due to sports, motor vehicle accidents, past childhood injuries, surgery of any kind, knee or hip replacement, depression, stress, or arthritis, you may not have to live with it any longer. There’s hope! V Misti Miller is a licensed Medical Massage Practitioner at Advanced Medical Massage by BodyWorx located at 435 W Telegraph St., Suite 4, Washington, Utah 84780 Call for an appointment today: (435) 705-8338 or visit www.BodyWorxSG.com for more information.

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The Loop at Moapa Valley

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he Moapa Valley Revitalization Project (MVRP) is holding the second annual family bicycle event “The Loop at Moapa Valley� on Saturday, March 28th from 10 am to 4 pm. This free event showcases the richness and diversity of the Moapa Valley to families from neighboring urban areas in the region. It also aims to promote tourism and local economic development.

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“The Loop” consists of about a 15-mile route circling the lower Moapa Valley communities, mainly following side roads. Along the route, there will be families with cottage industries, artists, craftspeople, and realtors operating stops and selling locally made soaps, candles, jewelry, and more, each offering a Moapa Valley experience. Xtreme Stitch in downtown Overton will sell a limited edition t-shirt for $10.00, commemorating the event. Their store will be a stop for the occasion, along with other businesses that hold special events and activities in support of “The Loop.”

The event is not a bike race. As organizer Jean Gottschalk points out, “It’s the opposite of a race. There is no specific start or finish line and no particular direction in which to ride “The Loop.” The route takes bikers along green pastures, near the Muddy River, on the bench, through residential neighborhoods, and downtown Overton. “The idea is for people to take their time, ride slowly, take in the scenery and have a great time outdoors,” Gottschalk added. There is still time to register to operate a stop along the route at www.theloopatmoapavalley.com. The site also includes a full map of the route and stops. Volunteers are needed to help with safety at critical intersections during the event. Those interested in volunteering may also go to the event website to sign up for 3-hour shifts. V

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This One Thing

Can Transform Your Life from Dull to Fabulous

By Judi Moreo

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f your life seems dull and boring, then it is time to turn it around. You don’t have to settle for dull and humdrum; instead, you can choose to go after fun and fabulous.

So what is it that can completely transform your life for the better? Is it money? Perhaps a life partner? What about fame? While all of those will change your life, often for the better, there is an often over-looked something that will create an incredible and positive change in your life. “There is no fulfillment in things whatsoever. And I think one of the reasons that depression reigns supreme amongst the rich and famous is some of them thought that maybe those things would bring them happiness. But what, in fact, does is having a cause, having a passion. And that’s really what gives life true meaning.” Ben Carson As you can see from the quote above… a cause, a passion, and therefore purpose, is what will give you a life transformed from dull to amazing. It won’t require you to spend thousands of dollars or go to extreme lengths. Instead, it will require some soul searching, thinking, goal setting, planning, and action-taking. You can have all the latest gadgets, fast cars, new clothes, holidays and top job but unless you are passionate about what you do and why you do it, they will feel worthless and hold little meaning for you. They may make you feel excited and happy in the beginning, but over time they lose significance and no longer have the power to engender positive emotions. If you want to find fulfillment and happiness, then it’s time to focus on what you can do to create it in your life. Instead of focusing on material things consider what you can do to create a difference in the world. It doesn’t have to be massive and impact the entire population of the Earth. It may be something that you feel passionately about that is local to you. By taking up a cause or a passion project that is bigger than you, it allows you to start making an impact on the world around you. By giving yourself to this passion, you will receive energy, positivity, excitement, and happiness. It may be that your passion is to write children’s books. Your books would then inspire a new generation of children to read and learn. You would be creating a legacy with the power to affect future generations. Don’t let life pass you by. You don’t have to accept a miserable or mundane existence. You have the power to create the life you want. Find your passion and purpose, follow it, and create a life of joy, excitement, challenge, and adventure that can inspire others and create a legacy you’re proud to leave. V

Judi Moreo is an author, speaker, and a certified ultimate achievement coach. Her books, “You Are More Than Enough” and “Ignite the Spark” are both international bestsellers. You can join Judi’s Facebook group, “The AchieveMore Method.” It offers daily motivation, and it’s free. Or you can reach Judi at judi@judimoreo.com.

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City of St. George Golf Courses: Inviting and Challenging

By David Cordero

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efore golf courses became ubiquitous in this area, St. George was just a sleepy town of about 5,000 people who, for three months each year, suffered through oppressive heat. In the mid-1960s, that began to change with the construction of Dixie Red Hills Golf Course and the emergence of residential air conditioning.

Soon, St. George began to shape into a tourist destination and a regional golf mecca that fueled the city’s growth potential. No longer just a desert gas stop known for triple-digit temperatures, St. George is renowned for its outdoor recreational possibilities and more for its mild winter temperatures than its warm summers. At the forefront of this movement was golf. Thousands of golfers each year enjoy the four City of St. George golf courses. Here is a glimpse at each one.

DIXIE RED HILLS GOLF CLUB

HOLES: 9 LENGTH: 2,775 yards

AT A GLANCE: Established in 1965, picturesque Dixie Red Hills was the first golf course in St. George, setting the tone for what would become one of Southwest Utah’s hallmark leisure activities. On a cloudless day, Dixie Red Hills dazzles with its majestic backdrop of red rocks, shimmering above a blanket of green grass. Each hole on the 9-hole course has its own unique design. No. 6 is a par-3 between 60 and 140 yards based on the tees you play. Whichever distance you start from, peril awaits — your tee shot must carry over water. In 2019, Dixie Red Hills completed construction on a new clubhouse with great views of the city. “Dixie Red Hills is very popular with people of all ages and skill levels,” says Allen Orchard, PGA Head Professional at Dixie Red Hills. “To this day, it is one of the most played courses in the area and has created many memories for many people.” ADDRESS: 645 West 1250 North | PHONE: 435-627-4444

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ST. GEORGE GOLF CLUB

HOLES: 18 LENGTH: 7,238 yards

AT A GLANCE: Challenging holes and terrific views characterize St. George Golf Club, which sits atop Bloomington Hills. No. 5 is a hot topic of discussion. It’s an intimidating par-5 with a portion of a lake sitting just in front of the green. Water is a factor on all the par-3s as well. “The golf course has a very good layout — challenging, but not tricky. You can see what’s in front of you, so it just a matter of hitting good shots,” says James Hood, PGA Head Professional at St. George Golf Club. “It is also a very walkable course. Other than the hill to No. 1 and the way back to the clubhouse at the end, it’s pretty flat.” ADDRESS: 2190 South 1400 East | PHONE: 435-627-4404

SOUTHGATE GOLF CLUB

HOLES: 18 LENGTH: 6,134 yards

AT A GLANCE: It’s a tale of two courses within 18 holes. The front nine is flat. The back nine has significant elevation change. The front nine has water hazards on eight of the holes. The back nine has just two holes affected by water. No. 8 stands out with its high-risk, high-reward characteristics. Spanning only 278 yards from the white tee as a par 4, it carries allure for players dreaming of an eagle. However, to do that, their drive must carry almost the complete distance over water to the green. That challenge aside, Southgate is more delightful than it is daunting. “The fees are affordable, the course is userfriendly and is always in great condition,” says Eron Deming, PGA Head Professional at Southgate Golf Club. ADDRESS: 1975 Tonaquint Drive | PHONE: 435-627-4440

SUNBROOK GOLF CLUB

HOLES: 27 (three 9-hole courses: Woodbridge, The Pointe, Black Rock) LENGTH: 6,818 yards AT A GLANCE: Sunbrook, the crown jewel of St. George Cityowned golf courses, has three 9-hole courses, allowing play from the top of the bluffs to the desert floor, around black lava rock and red sand traps. With staggering views of aweinspiring rock formations and nearby alpine mountains, players are awash in the beauty of the surroundings. Bridges, water hazards, and changes in elevation make every hole an adventure. There is even a par-3 island hole that sparks dreams of a hole in one. Golf Digest twice rated Sunbrook — the only golf club in southwest Utah to feature 27 championship holes — as the best golf course in Utah. ADDRESS: 2366 W. Sunbrook Drive | PHONE: 435-627-4400 V

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Get Down and Dirty at the Rotary Club’s 7th Annual Mudd Volleyball Tournament By Linda Gault

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re you ready for one more activity as summer arrives? The date is set for Mesquite Rotary Club’s 7th Annual Mudd Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, May 30th, and you won’t want to miss the action! If you haven’t participated before, you will undoubtedly want to get involved in 2020 for some good dirty fun! School will be out, so let the real fun begin. May is a wonderfully busy month, and Mudd Volleyball will bring it to a close! Action once again takes place behind the Eureka Resort Casino beginning at 9:00 am with Mesquite Fire Rescue and Mesquite Police starting the tournament off competing for the coveted title of “Studds of The Mudd” 2020. Who will win the title this year? Be there and cheer both teams on to find out! Regular play action follows with teams playing hard for a chance at 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place overall tournament wins.

Mesquite Rotary is again partnering with the Eureka Casino Resort and the City of Mesquite to bring this exciting event to our area for a different take on some “fun in the sun.” While actual gooey mud isn’t in the offering, pits full of sandy, dirty water create a fun alternative for the games. But don’t be fooled as it’s just as challenging as the real thing. Mudd Volleyball is the first Rotary fundraising event of the year. Monies raised will support our youth and the local community in several different areas ensuring eligible students can attend leadership camps and receive scholarships. Mesquite Rotary also partners with and supports Special Olympics, Virgin Valley Food Bank, the Mesquite Reads initiative, and other worthwhile programs.

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Several sponsorship options are offered to businesses interested in supporting Rotary’s 2020 events and being recognized as community supporters. Friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors have a great time putting teams together and competing for bragging rights when they win. Businesses unable to put a team together, but wish to support the Rotary event, are encouraged to sponsor a group of individuals under their business name. Cost per team of 6 players is $180 and additional players charged $30 each. Advanced registration is advised. A minimum of six players per team is a must, and each team member will receive newly designed Mudd t-shirts at check-in. Comprised of over 1.2 million inspired business and professional leaders, more than 35,000 Rotary clubs from around the world unite daily across cultures and occupations to address illiteracy, disease, hunger, poverty, and lack of clean water. The Rotary Club of Mesquite is one of 65 Rotary Clubs in Southern Nevada and portions of California that are Rotary District 5300. There are two opportunities to find out more and to see how you can become more involved in the Mesquite community. The Mesquite Rotary Club meets at noon every Tuesday in the community room at the Mesquite Library. For those interested in an early morning gathering, the Sunrise Rotary Club meets every Thursday at 7:30 am in Scotty’s Grill at Falcon Ridge Golf Course. Volunteers are needed as judges, referees, and scorekeepers. For more information, or if you wish to register your team, please email Mesquite Rotary at mesquiterotarynv@gmail.com or call Linda at 307-760-9544. Join in the FUN and play in the SUN on Saturday, May 30th. Enjoy the enthusiasm on display and see who this year’s winners will be! V

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By Ashley Centers and Stacia Kimbell

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he mental picture painted when the art of yoga is mentioned is often of perfectly poised, super flexible, and highly skilled individuals who have been practicing the art for many years. In the back of our mind’s we often think, I could never do that! They are so much more flexible than I am! My body doesn’t bend that way! And other less than enthusiastic responses. When in actuality Yoga is one of the most well balanced and inclusive forms of exercise around. It is meant to be a healing, strengthening, calming, and empowering mind and body practice for everyone regardless of age, gender, size, shape, background, or fitness level. There are many forms of yoga, and most can be adapted and modified to make participation fun and engaging for everyone. A few of the benefits of yoga are decreased stress, anxiety relief, anti-depressant effects, promotion of healthy sleep, improved cardiovascular and circulatory health, improved flexibility and balance, improved respiration, energy, and vitality. Our goal with our Yoga classes at Anytime Fitness is to serve everyone and open up a world of possibilities you may not have ever considered before. We have an amazing instructor in Stacia Kimbell who takes the time to make sure movements are done properly, and to your ability level, our class sizes are limited, so she can take the one on one time needed to learn the forms in the most meaningful way. We currently offer Gentle, Restorative, and Intermediate classes and will offer more as needed.

For our beginners, those dealing with an injury or those with limited mobility, we recommend a Gentle class. There is a focus on repetition, and it is completed at a slightly slower pace than other forms, we also use tools such as straps and blocks to assist in learning the poses. For those dealing with high levels of stress or needing more meaningful rest, we recommend a Restorative class. This method allows for longer holds, and by using props to support the body within those holds, we experience deeper relaxation of the muscles. The focus of restorative yoga is to embrace stillness in our busy lives, and we offer this in the evening to help relax the mind and body in preparation for restful sleep. For those looking for a challenge, we recommend an Intermediate class. This class is structured as a Vinyasa Flow in which all movements begin with the breath. It is highly adaptable to focus on the needs of the class, and the instructor keeps you moving through the poses at a high or moderate pace with continuity. With so many variations on possible flows, it’s like never taking the same class twice. We would love to help you experience all of the powerful benefits of yoga for yourself. Even if you don’t believe that you have the flexibility, strength, or ability, we know that with the right instruction, you can learn and be successful at it, not to mention becoming a better, more relaxed version of yourself while doing so. V

For more information, or to sign up for classes we are located at 550 W Pioneer Blvd., Mesquite, Nevada | (702) 346-3121.

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By Cody Law | Photo: Coyote Springs Golf Glub

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t’s no longer one of the golf travel world’s best-kept secrets. Mesquite, Nevada is now one of golf’s best playgrounds.

A quick glance through the GolfMesquiteNevada.com website is evidence enough that the game of golf is the heartbeat of Mesquite’s economy and, in a very real sense, its identity. The Golf Mesquite Nevada marketing co-op has been defining the Mesquite golf experience for well over a decade, and as the golf courses in the area have changed, so has Mesquite, Nevada.

“We realized from the very beginning our golf course partner’s marketing goals would be an ever-evolving aspect of our growth,” said Cody Law, the executive director of Golf Mesquite Nevada. “We are happy to offer golf courses that are at the forefront of the golf vacation market. We hope the different designs and playing experiences of Mesquite’s courses continue to attract golfers from all over the nation, well into the future.”

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From the time Arnold Palmer first walked the land that would become the Oasis Golf Club, to the most recent addition of the Conestoga Golf Club; the uniqueness of the Golf Mesquite Nevada course menu has helped this little corner of the southwest find its place in the golf travel world.

As if that isn’t enough, the home-away-from-home comfort of Mesquite’s resorts, the sparkling water of their pools, the Vegasstyle entertainment, and the variety of dining options have visitors Tweeting, Facebooking and Instagramming their every move, to the envy of those they left behind.

Salt Lake City, Utah’s Deseret News sportswriter Dick Harmon said, “Mesquite’s location is the perfect golf destination, located close to both Salt Lake City and Las Vegas and drivable from Colorado and California too. I love taking a winter break, spending four days in Mesquite with my wife and friends. There is plenty to do, and the food choices are outstanding bargains.”

“My favorite courses include a variety of golf shots, in equally contrasting landscapes. Falcon Ridge has always been a fun test of golf because of the relatively easy front nine and the more challenging back nine. The Palmer and Canyon courses are beautiful layouts with plenty of risk/reward holes, and the Championship Course at Sand Hollow Resort will always be on my must-play list,” says Harmon.

The Oasis Golf Club now celebrates its 25 year anniversary, providing a golf experience worthy of the “King” for its members and guests alike. Originally known as the Oasis, the Palmer course, for many, is one of Palmer’s top 10 designs. What is now the back nine holes of the Canyons (formally known as the Vistas 9) at Oasis Golf Club, opened its lush fairways in February 1995. With the addition of the Canyons’ front nine holes in 2005, the club became the only 36 hole facility in Mesquite. Oasis Golf Club Head Professional Adam Schwartz adds, “With mild winter temperatures, Mesquite’s small-town warmth attracts golfers from across the country. Mesquite is an amazing stay and play hub for a golf experience to fit any budget.”

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Law said, “I love telling people that Mesquite is one of golf’s best playgrounds. Each one of Golf Mesquite Nevada’s golf courses offers unique aspects of challenge that will keep our guests coming back again and again. Golf is a game that can’t be mastered, but the diversity of challenge offered by our course partners is a prime example of why it’s so fun to try!” “The topography of Mesquite is indigenous as compared to the similar looks of other golf destinations, including Las Vegas, Scottsdale, or Palm Springs. As a semi-private resort, the playability of the Oasis Golf Club courses is meticulous throughout the season. Mesquite is an amazing place to stay and play,” added Schwartz.


Conestoga Golf Club

Conestoga is artfully woven within the character and contours of Mesquite’s spectacular landforms. Undulating through canyons with gentle elevations, rugged rock, and tranquil water elements, the masterful design and creativity provide an isolated golfing experience. Whether a novice or an avid player, everyone enjoys the dramatic beauty the course showcases as it roams through the heart of the Mesquite community. Golf magazine has rated Conestoga as one of the top five golf courses in Nevada. Now under new management, owner/partner Phil Timothy said, “Course designer Gary Panks created a masterpiece here at Conestoga Golf Club. Using the natural landscape’s unique characteristics, you would think this layout only needed some grass to be planted. The design is so natural. It’s a stunning layout, and it’s scenic, picturesque, and a true test of every club in your bag.” Conestoga Golf Club | 1499 Falcon Ridge Pkwy, Mesquite, Nevada | (702) 346-4292

Coyote Springs Golf Club Coyote Springs is one of the best Jack Nicklaus signature courses in the game today. Eleven lakes come into play on the golf course many consider to be one of Jack Nicklaus’ finest desert creations. This Jack Nicklaus Signature design is an excellent challenge of golf at any distance. Set in the rolling Nevada desert, the course is a scenic wonder. Wide fairways, challenging greens, and country club service make Coyote Springs a must-play on any Golf Mesquite Nevada itinerary. The course is the ultimate golf challenge from the tips at 7,471-yards, but with four sets of tee boxes, the course can also play 5,349 yards from the forward tees. The course has been recognized on “Best of” lists from many national golf publications, including Golf Digest, Golf, Links, and Travel & Leisure Golf. Coyote Springs Golf Club | 3100 NV-168, Moapa, Nevada | (877) 742-8455

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The Oasis Golf Club

The Palmer Golf Course

The subtle contrasts which both the Palmer and Canyons offer make it hard to decipher, which is a golfer’s favorite. The Canyons course is rated as the tougher course; however, the Palmer’s six elevated tee boxes, over 100 feet in elevation drop, stand out to players of all skill levels. Mentally, both courses incorporate risk/reward opportunities, whether a player is long off the tee or consistently straight off the tee box. The Canyons is molded perfectly to its natural setting, offering a wide variety of challenging holes and elevated tee boxes. The generous fairways and smooth Bermuda greens make the course player friendly and a refreshing change of pace. The Canyons are player-friendly at 6,400 yards from the tips, and good scores are in the offering if shots are placed in well-defined landing areas. Risk/reward opportunities present themselves on both the outward and inward nines. The Palmer Course offers lush fairways cradled in isolated canyons, a box canyon enshrining a large green, four unique signature holes, elevated tees, and numerous hazards created by Mother Nature. The Palmer Course played host to the Golf Channel’s Big Break Mesquite show and has been ranked as “One of the Best You Can Play.” Oasis Golf Club | 100 Palmer Lane, Mesquite Nevada (702) 919-6040

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Falcon Ridge Golf Club Falcon Ridge is a 6,550 yard, par 71 rolling layout with dramatic elevation changes, numerous water features, and high mesa views. Scoring opportunities come fast on the opening nine holes before the course stretches out, and more strategic golf shots are required on the inward nine. The golf course sits high on the cliffs of Mesquite and flows through the hills and canyons, providing one of the most picturesque golf venues in all of Mesquite golf. Falcon Ridge Director of Operations Brandon Howard said, “Falcon Ridge has been a favorite of local and visiting golfers because of its fun challenge, great condition, and friendly staff. When you think about what you want from your “home course” or even a course that you travel to, Falcon Ridge satisfies all requirements and becomes an easy must-play decision.” Falcon Ridge Golf Course | 1024 Normandy Lane, Mesquite, Nevada | (702) 346-6363

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A quick drive north on Interstate 15 through the Virgin Valley gorge, which is a scenic wonder by itself, leads to two more championship-style Golf Mesquite Nevada partners in the nearby vacation land of the St. George, Utah area.

Coral Canyon Golf Course Coral Canyon Golf Course works its way around some of the area’s most stunning red-rock formations and provides a resort-like layout with a variety of shot-making opportunities. The course’s character and beauty are only outdone by its variety of risk/ reward chances. Coral Canyon’s 7,029-yard, par-72 layout provides a unique golf experience with two par 5s as the opening holes. Birdies are available right at the start, so be sure to warm up on the multi-tried driving range and practice putting areas. Unique challenges players face at Coral Canyon Golf Course include the short par-3, 122-yard sixth hole, placed into the natural red rock outcroppings; it’s one of the most unique holes on the Golf Mesquite Nevada menu. Coral Canyon Golf Course | 1925 North Canyon Greens Cir, Washington, Utah | (435) 688-1700

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Sand Hollow Resort Golf Club The Championship Course at Sand Hollow is an unforgettable day of golf. Any definition of a “must-play” course includes the unmatched beauty and excitement of Sand Hollow. Recently ranked as one of the “Best You Can Play,” and one of the “Top 200 Modern Courses,” the Championship Course at Sand Hollow is a John Fought designed masterpiece. As visually stunning as it is challenging, the layout moves in and among the worldrenowned distinctive red rock formations of southern Utah. The Championship Course is a par 72, 18-hole layout that features elevated tees, wide-sweeping cliff-side fairways and challenging greens, keeping golfers on their toes. The 7,315-yard course plays along steep ridgelines, negotiates deep canyons, and weaves through lush rolling fairways. Sand Hollow Resort Golf Club | 5662 W Clubhouse Drive, Hurricane, Utah | (435) 656-4653 Mar/Apr 2020 | VIEW ON MAGAZINE | 39


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Looking for a Little

Variety in Your Entertainment? How about concerts, dance, musicals, plays, opera, lectures, festivals and more? The Center for the Arts at Kayenta offers a LOT of variety – there’s something for everyone! By Dawn McLain

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f you are looking for the best entertainment in southern Utah, look no further than the Center for the Arts at Kayenta (CFAK)! Launching our third year has reminded us why we do what we do! As we closed out 2019 with more than 7,300 volunteer hours, 400+ volunteers, and have more than 75 events this year, it becomes more and more evident every day that diversity in entertainment has played a HUGE role in our continued success.

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If you have not seen a show at the Center for the Arts at Kayenta – now is the time!

Consider a few of our Springtime favorites:

THE BERLIN OPERA WITH JASON BONHAM March 7, 2020 @ 7:30pm Jason Bonham is a recitalist, chamber musician, orchestral musician, and educator. Currently, Jason is the Principal Violist with Las Vegas Philharmonic and is on the faculties of California State University Long Beach, Biola University, and the Idyllwild Summer Arts Program. He has performed with the Chicago, San Francisco, Saint Louis, Milwaukee and Pacific Symphony Orchestras, and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, among many others.

2 ACROSS, DIRECTED BY GARRY PETER MORRIS March 26 - 29, 2020 & April 2 – 5, 2020 Thursdays - Saturdays 7:30pm; Sundays 6:00pm 2 Across by Jerry Mayer will be presented by Man of Two Worlds Productions, the team behind CFAK’s hits “Art” and “Sylvia!” The play is a romantic comedy about life, discovery, and love…of the New York Times crossword puzzle. A serendipitous, early-morning journey on a San Francisco BART train brings two opposites together. SHE, a structured psychologist and HE, an unemployed free spirit. By the end of their 80-minute train ride, their lives have changed for the better.

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COYOTE TALES: THEME “EN GARDE” April 18 @ 7:30pm; Pre-show cocktail party 6:30pm Coyote Tales are live, open-mic style storytelling events with amateur and experienced storytellers. Prior to the event, storytellers craft their true, on-theme story, practice the telling (5 minutes or less), and work on eliminating excess detail to nail the perfect ending. When the doors open, potential storytellers put their names in the hat in hopes of being chosen to share their tale.

sketch to completion and adult art in progress. Saturday afternoon till Sunday evening will see adult artists complete their masterpieces.

THE BLUES, WITH MICHAEL “HAWKEYE” HERMAN April 24 @ 7:30pm - 9:30pm With over 50 years of performing experience, Michael “Hawkeye” Herman exemplifies the range of possibilities in acoustic blues and personifies versatile musicianship, originality, and compelling artistry as a blues storyteller. Hawkeye performs traditional blues, ballads, swing, and original tunes, on six-string and twelve-string guitar, and is an adept and exciting practitioner of slide guitar and slide mandolin.

LATINO ROOTS & ANDEAN FLUTES CINCO DE MAYO CELEBRATION May 2, 2020 @ 7:30pm

KAYENTA ARTS FOUNDATION’S 10TH ANNUAL STREET PAINTING FESTIVAL April 25-26 throughout Kayenta Art Village in Ivins 10:00 am - 6:00 pm It’s a festival you have to see to believe! We invite you and your family for a day (or two) of fun at Kayenta Art Foundation’s 2020 Street Painting Festival with art, galleries, food, booths, music, and more! On Saturday morning, see student art from

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Come back in May for…. 1ST ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF THE AMERICAS, FREE COMMUNITY FESTIVAL May 1-3, 2020 from 11am-6pm

THE FULL MONTY–THE MUSICAL May 7–10 & 14–17, 2020; 7:30pm, 6:00pm or 2:00pm VOYAGER LECTURE SERIES, THE FOSSILS IN YOUR BACKYARD May 12, 2020, @ 7:30 pm, Pre-Show Social 6:30 pm ANNOUNCING KAYENTA ACADEMY SUMMER CAMPS! Art, music, theater–Seussical! June 1 – July 18, 2020! Come, be a part of the art at Kayenta. V Center for the Arts at Kayenta is located at 881 Coyote Gulch Court, Ivins, Utah | 435-674-ARTS (2787). Visit Kayentaarts.com for more information.


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Top Spring Tips By Keith Buchhalter

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don’t know about you, but I am always trying to find ways to save energy and money. When we think about spring, we usually don’t think about what we can do to save on our electricity consumption. Often, this is the time of the year when our electric bill is the lowest. However, it is the perfect time to do some cleaning, take care of some repairs that probably we have neglected, and to prepare our homes for the triple-digit summers characteristic of our region.

Here are just a few simple things you can do to improve the energy efficiency and comfort of your home before warmer temperatures arrive: 1. SERVICE YOUR AIR CONDITIONER. Easy maintenance, such as routinely replacing or cleaning air filters, can lower your cooling system’s energy consumption by up to 15 percent. Also, the first day of spring could serve as a reminder to check your air conditioner’s evaporator coil, which should be cleaned annually to ensure the system is performing at optimal levels. 2. OPEN WINDOWS. Opening windows creates a crosswise breeze, allowing you to cool your home without switching on air conditioners naturally, this is an ideal tactic in spring when temperatures are mild. 3. USE CEILING FANS. Cooling your home with ceiling fans will allow you to raise your thermostat

four degrees, this can help lower your electricity bills without sacrificing overall comfort. 4. COOK OUTSIDE. On warmer spring days, keep the heat out of your home by using an outdoor grill instead of indoor ovens. 5. INSTALL WINDOW TREATMENTS. Energy-efficient window treatments or coverings such as blinds, shades, and films can slash heat gain when temperatures rise. These devices not only improve the look of your home but also reduce energy costs. 6. CAULK AIR LEAKS. Using low-cost caulk to seal cracks and openings in your home keeps warm air out...and cash in your wallet.

7. BRING IN SUNLIGHT. During daylight hours, switch off artificial lights and use windows and skylights to brighten your home. 8. SET THE THERMOSTAT. On warm days, setting a programmable thermostat to a higher setting when you are not at home can help reduce your energy costs by approximately 10 percent. 9. SEAL DUCTS. Air loss through ducts can lead to high electricity costs, accounting for nearly 30 percent of a cooling system’s energy consumption. Sealing and insulating ducts can go a long way toward lowering your electricity bills. 10. SWITCH ON BATHROOM FANS. Bathroom fans suck out heat and humidity from your home, improving comfort.

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The Ledges Golf Club

By Kyle Chappell | Photo: Ledges hole #14 by Joe Newman

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he Ledges Golf Club is coming off one of our best years to date. This spectacular golf course is well known for its tournament conditions and high level of customer service. We host several corporate events throughout the year, along with women’s and men’s leagues, college, high school, and junior tournaments. The condition of the golf course continues to get fantastic reviews and is considered one of the best golf courses in southern Utah. The back nine at The Ledges Golf Club follows the rim of Snow Canyon State Park, and the views are like no other. The course layout is accommodating to those of all levels, from golf professionals to beginners.

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The Ledges Golf Club holds two amateur player performance ranking golf tournaments during the year. The first tournament falls in February and attracts the top players from across the state of Utah. In November, The Ledges Golf Club holds its annual Senior (50 years +) amateur event. This two-day event will fill up with the top senior players from across the state competing for prize money and points. The club will additionally hold the Men’s Club Championship two-day event in September. This event is for those members that have been playing the Men’s League throughout the year, and have qualified to play this event. All the events at the club are run professionally by the staff of The Ledges Golf Club.


The Ledges Vacation Rentals provide an excellent opportunity for those that are wanting to take advantage of our “Stay and Play Packages.” With views of the golf course and Snow Canyon State Park, these vacation rentals are among the best in southern Utah. The Ledges Golf Club Pro Shop holds the latest variety of Men’s and Women’s apparel. The staff is professionally trained and willing to help assist with apparel questions, tee time, bookings, or general questions about the area. A Head Golf Professional, and Director of Golf, are on staff and highly qualified to offer year-round golf lessons and will host junior clinics this summer. V Please see our website at www.ledges.com for more information about tee times, golf rates, instruction, and more. Feel free to stop by at 1585 W. Ledges Parkway in Saint George, Utah, or call anytime at (435) 634-4640.

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What’s Your Power Color? By Helen Houston

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hat is the world’s worse pick-up line? Have you ever used, “What’s your sign?” Was it helpful? Never mind, I don’t want to know…

Whether you’re a smooth-talking Gemini or a spotlight-loving Leo, your sign can say quite a bit about your personality — but it can also lead you to better design choices. The stars can inform how you move from place to place, which design trends you should break, and, yes, your power color. Why? Color affects mood, and if your sign vibes with certain colors, well, shouldn’t you surround yourself with them? Here is your power color according to your sign: Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 19) Power Color: RED It’s no surprise that a fire sign likes yours thrives when surrounded by red—it’s the color of passion, courage, and excitement. Plus, red is a great hue when looking to stir up those creative juices. Try incorporating home accents, like throw pillows, or as a statement wall in your bedroom. Taurus (Apr 20 – May 20) Power Color: GREEN Not only is it grounded in nature, but green also has a vivaciousness that helps Taureans feel revitalized. Not to mention, it’s also the color of wealth — something Taurus signs value highly. Want to embrace your inner Taurus? Add green plants to your home decor, or go for a lively green in your study or den. Gemini (May 21 – Jun 20) Power Color: YELLOW Yellow is bright (it’s literally the brightest color of the visible spectrum), cheerful, and energetic, much like a Gemini. It inspires original thought and happiness and is the perfect suit for a Gemini personality. Try incorporating more yellow touches in areas where you want to be inspired, like your home office, or places of welcome, like the entryway or even the front door.

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Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22) Power Color: SILVER OR METALLIC GREY. Cancers are ruled by the moon, so it makes sense that ethereal silvers and greys are their power colors. Try updating your home with metallic grey accents, or go with some grey or metallic furniture to create a welcoming space. Disco ball decor, anyone? Leo (Jul 23 – Aug 22) Power Color: ORANGE There’s nothing more head-turning than the color orange, and the bold color is just what a Leo needs to feel at home. Go for burnt orange in a sofa or other home accents for a look that will both inspire and ground a Leo. Virgo (Aug 23 – Sept 22) Power Color: BROWN The subtle hue is much like the Virgo—the backbone of any good color scheme, and a true workhorse in the design world. It helps ground Virgo’s overthinking mind, as well. Try grounding a room with rustic wood accents or a coffee table for a Virgo-approved look. Libra (Sept 23 – Oct 22) Power Color: PINK A serene, pale pink adds just the right amount of femininity to a space. Try using the color in your bedroom, or going for a great accent chair in the hue. Scorpio (Oct 23 – Nov 21) Power Color: BLACK This intense shade (or absence of color) makes complete sense for Scorpio, who loves nothing more than to keep people guessing. And black, while intense, can be used in a myriad of ways that could surprise you. Sagittarius (Nov 22 – Dec 21) Power Color: PURPLE Creative and clever, purple speaks to the soul of a Sagittarian and will help them think outside of the box. Try using plum and lavender shades in places where you want to work and create and think—in a reading nook or even in your royal bedroom. Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 19) Power Color: CHARCOAL GREY The strong neutral is practical but makes a statement, much like the Capricorn sign. Try using the shade to create a cozy resting space, or as a statement-making shade for a dining room. Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 18) Power Color: BLUE As a water bearer, Aquarians bring knowledge to the world, and blue helps calm and center them as their thoughts spiral into a million different directions. Try using blue in the bedroom or laundry room as a calming shade. Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20) Power Color: SEAFOAM GREEN Pisces—the fish—thrive when surrounded by colors of the sea, which helps them restore their energy. Try using it in the kitchen (a backsplash, maybe?) or in the bathroom.

Colors carry energy, and certain colors can bring out something in your home that can truly make it shine. V Helen Houston is a certified staging and redesign professional. Helen can be reached at helen@stagingspaces.biz or by calling 702-346-0246.

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Relax

with Meditation and Massage at the Angel Whispers Spa and Mediation Center

By Michelle Brooks

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n today’s ultra-busy world, we could all use some time to relax and pamper ourselves. What better way than a day, or even an hour, at the spa? Also, taking a few minutes to center ourselves with a quiet meditation would help us unwind. At the new Angel Whispers Spa and Meditation Center in Mesquite, Nevada, we can do just that. “When you walk through the doors, you will feel instantly relaxed,” says Angel Whispers Spa and Meditation Center owner, Keith Peters. Keith has a wealth of expertise in the areas of healing arts, meditation, and massage, but it was through tragic circumstance he pursued knowledge in the area. When Keith was twelve years old, his father was battling Hepatitis C. Conventional medicine failed to help Keith’s father, and he was given a diagnosis of only months to live. He and his mother set out to find an alternative treatment and turned to holistic medicine to help Keith’s dad. The holistic approach helped his father live for years rather than months, and, ever since, Keith has been studying and practicing alternative medicine, massage, esthetics, sound therapy, and meditation.

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By the time he was twenty-one, with help from his mother, who took him to many holistic medical classes and seminars, Keith had already learned the basics of healing arts, essential oils, chakra therapy, acoustic therapy, and was a certified Reiki practitioner. At twenty-one, Keith enrolled in massage school, where he later graduated top of his class. Upon graduating, with his teacher’s recommendation, Keith set off for Beijing, China, where he spent three weeks working in a hospital, training in medical massage with blind monks. After returning to the U.S., Keith added Esthetician to his catalog of skills after having worked and apprenticed in Mesquite with a top medical esthetician from Utah. From there, he headed to Las Vegas, where he worked as a top-paid massage therapist for visiting celebrities and politicians. A year ago, Keith decided he’d had enough of the big city and decided to bring his twenty-five years of experience back to Mesquite, where he could be close to his mother and start his own business, the Angel Whispers Spa and Meditation Center. The Angel Whispers Spa and Meditation Center boasts an extensive menu of spa services, including Swedish Massage, the relaxing massage that “eases away stress and worries,”


Therapeutic Massage, the medical massage technique that Keith learned during his time in Beijing. Calming sound baths, body wraps, Reflexology, and Reiki. And, of course, there are spa packages that allow you to enjoy several treatments in one visit. In addition, as a Medical Esthetician and Skin Care Therapist, Keith offers facials that can repair the skin, not just mask the problems. You can enjoy a basic facial which includes five relaxing, skin rejuvenating steps, or you can customize your facial for your own unique needs such as anti-aging or acne. Keith uses only all-natural and holistic products in his spa, including his own hand made masks made from only fresh fruits and herbs, salts, and creams. You will find ingredients like pumpkin, papaya, and pineapple, lemon, and lime juice. As the name implies, the Angel Whispers Spa and Meditation Center also offer guided meditation sessions. Using items such as chimes, crystal singing bowls, and a Temple Bowl Gong that he had hand-pounded by monks in China and using ultra-comfy Japanese floor mats, Keith will lead you on guided meditations ranging from free fifteen-minute Temple Bowl Gong meditations to one-hour deep guided sound healing meditations. Keith named his spa the Angel Whispers Spa and Meditation Center due to his work as a certified Angelic Therapist. Angel Therapy, according to wellandgood.com, is “a nondenominational spiritual healing method that involves working with your guardian angels and archangels.” During a meditation at the center, crystal coins are used to invite the archangels into the room to help meditators with healing and help guide them on their meditation. Keith told me he would like people to know that the spa is a “center of spiritual development and everyone is welcome,” and that it is welcoming to people of all faiths. V The Angel Whispers Spa and Meditation Center is a place to relax your body and your mind with healing massage and grounding meditation. You can find the center at 114 Sandhill Boulevard, unit D in Mesquite, or online at www.AngelWhispersSpa.com. For appointments, please call 702-998-3689.

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CEDAR RIDGE GOLF COURSE Submitted by Cedar Ridge Golf Course

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edar Ridge is a beautiful 18-hole regulation golf course located against the red hills on the east bench of Cedar City. The original 9 holes were built in 1964, and the second 9 was constructed in 1992. Cedar Ridge is a par 73 with five par 5’s offering plenty of birdie and eagle chances. The course has three sets of tee boxes, providing a perfect distance for golfers of all different playing abilities. Featuring a full practice facility with a driving range, Cedar Ridge has two practice putting greens, a chipping area, as well as a practice bunker. The pro shop is always stocked with the latest in golf equipment, accessories, and golf apparel. Jared Barnes is the PGA Professional at Cedar Ridge and serves as the Director of Golf, with Elliott Owens working as the Assistant Golf Professional. Golf lessons are available for players of all abilities, both in a private or a group setting. Cedar Ridge has an extensive junior golf program providing both instruction and playing opportunities to over 200 junior golfers each summer. Steve Carter serves as the golf course superintendent and provides excellent playing conditions each season. The putting greens at Cedar Ridge are always the highlight

of the course and consistently among the best greens in southern Utah. Cedar Ridge is home to the Southern Utah University men’s and women’s golf teams, as well as the golf teams from Cedar High and Canyon View High School. The golf course has very active men’s and women’s golf associations holding weekly as well as monthly events. The end of year men’s and women’s club championships are the highlight of the season. Cedar Ridge hosts many corporate, as well as charity golf tournaments throughout the season. These events consistently raise more than $100,000 per year for local charities. Cedar Ridge Golf Course does not take tee times. During the busy season, a golfer will never have more than a ten-minute wait to get their round started. A call ahead is suggested to make sure that the course doesn’t have a tournament and is available for open play. V Cedar Ridge Golf Course is located at 200 East 900 North, Cedar City, Utah. For more information, the pro shop can be reached at 435-586-2970.

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Put a Spring in Your Dog’s Step!

Keep your pet healthy, safe, and active as Spring approaches. By Anita DeLelles

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o you are off to a great start in 2020! You have made resolutions to stay healthy, eat well, and keep that fitness routine going. Think about how you can include your pet in your routine and keep them healthy and fit as well. Just like us, diet and exercise are the keys to a healthy, happy, and invigorating lifestyle for your pet. Maybe you’ve received a new puppy for Christmas. Or, perhaps brought a rescue dog into your ‘forever’ home. Raising their standard of full-body fitness, and keeping them that way, should be a top priority. New puppy owners often ask, “When can I start including my puppy in my jog or bike ride?” Puppy’s bones and joints do not reach full strength and maturity until approximately 12 months of age, depending on the breed. So vigorously exercising a 10week old puppy (no matter how large) is not recommended. The concussive impact of running can create traumatic injuries to under-developed bones and joints. Instead, begin a routine of walking, short hikes, and spontaneous play. Managed playtime should always be in a safe and clean environment, allowing the puppy to play at-will. Try to avoid excessive ball-throwing or lengthy running. Most importantly, for you and your new dog, make these bonding experiences positive and safe.

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For a rescue dog, where their history or background is unknown, there should be a period of observation to assess the dog’s abilities. Do not rely on age or temperament alone. Some senior dogs still play like a puppy but will pay the price for excess activity. So start with short walks and playtime. Observe the way they move and how they recover the following day. Fatigue is common for us all, but limping, breathing difficulties, or other unusual behavior is a sign that they may have been over-exerted. As with us, I can’t stress enough how vital nutrition is to the overall health and well-being of our pets. Nutrition is probably the most overlooked issue we see with unhealthy dogs. Many pets that come to WOOF! Wellness Center are not at their ideal weight. Feeding a high-quality food is essential for a balanced diet, including two or three meals a day, appropriate for their target weight. Consult a professional to get advice on foods and quantities to feed. Over-feeding, free-feeding all day long, and unhealthy treats are culprits for these overweight dogs. With so many choices, it can be overwhelming finding a dog food that is right for your lifestyle, and your pet’s health. But this can extend your pet’s life and provide for a long and healthy dog-parent relationship. When taking your dog on outings with you, make sure you are properly prepared! A doggie ID tag, first-aid kit, water, and sometimes paw-protection (depending on terrain and temperature) should be taken with you. Booties are available in a variety of materials if you take your dog on extended hikes, jogging, or biking. These will protect against heat, trail hazards, and blisters or pad tears. If you take your dog off-leash, make sure to have identification on them. Collars, microchips, bells, and even GPS devices are available options.

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Even the most well-mannered dog can get distracted by a squirrel or other wildlife and become disoriented, entrapped, or lost. An ideal training class for an active, outdoor dog is a Recall Class. In a few short weeks, you can teach them to return to you consistently and on-cue, saving a great deal of heartache and worry over a lost, beloved dog. And finally, consider the wildlife hazards in the area. In southern Utah and Nevada, rattlesnakes begin to appear on our trails when the ambient temperature reaches 70-75 degrees. Snake Awareness classes are a must in our area, to keep both you and your dog protected from a potential tragedy. These classes are available at the WOOF! Training Academy at WOOF! Center approximately 3 - 4 times a year, beginning in February. Check the woofcenter.com website for details and class times. Combined with the rattlesnake vaccine shot available at any local vet, this can literally save a life. So head outdoors and enjoy the spring weather ahead. Get to know your pets, be prepared, and observe them for signs of distress. And with a healthy diet, they’ll learn to love the fresh air, physical exercise, and mental stimulation of outdoor activities. V For more information about a healthy, active lifestyle for your dog and the training classes mentioned above, visit WOOF! Wellness Center, 3199 Santa Clara Drive in the Santa Clara Historic District, open Monday - Saturday. Go to woofcenter.com or call 435-275-4536.

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Still Suffering or Dissatisfied with Previous Knee Replacements? By Maria Todd, Ph.D. MHA, Director of Business Development at St George Surgical Center.

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ecently the St George Surgical Center (SGSC) invested in the NAVIO robotic-assisted surgical system for full and partial knee replacement surgery to add to its collection of state-of-the-art technology for use by staff surgeons.

By now, you’ve probably read about the NAVIO robotic system here in ViewOn Magazine and other publications, on billboards, or your phone or computer. But many who had previous replacements wonder if robotic-assisted knee replacement can help them and if Medicare will pay for the second opinion and the revision. The answer to both questions is most likely, “Yes.” NAVIO works in conjunction with the surgeon’s hands to achieve more precise positioning of the knee implant than replacing the knee without the robotic assistance. NAVIO helps the surgeon improve precision and accuracy by enabling them to accurately plan the surgery in the operating theater, improve positioning of the implants for a better fit, and to reduce the risk of errors during the procedure while shortening recovery and rehab time. If you are one of many local area residents who remain unsatisfied with the pain reduction, performance, and reliability of a recently replaced knee and would like a second opinion or to learn about other options, our surgeons can help. Attend our complimentary “Lunch with a Doc” series with our surgeons. Whether you need a full or partial knee replacement or are considering a “do-over.” Or if you simply have bad arthritis pain in your knees that limits your ability to enjoy pickleball, walking, cycling, golf, or keeping up with the grandchildren and active retired life, join us for lunch. Can’t wait any longer? Call St. George Surgical Center for a referral for a second opinion and learn your options with no waiting.V St. George Surgical Center brings you surgical excellence with state-of-the-art technology and advanced robotic full or partial knee replacement surgery. In all, surgery in more than ten specialties and pain management are available. All it takes is a quick phone call to learn more; (844) 673-0095.

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Isn’t

About Feeling Guilty By Jennifer Sperry

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am a woman who has a deep respect for parents who have it all together; makeup always done, perfect outfit with incredible shoes, and a spotless car. But moms who stumble in late to drop their kids off looking like they got attacked by an angry mob of birds!? Those are my kind of people!! Let’s be honest, I am not writing this article because I studied in college how to organize! I am a single mom of two amazing kids living our dream hundreds of miles from “home.” I don’t have a sweet man to help straighten the house, stop at the store to pick up food, or grandparents to run one kid to volleyball because the other kid needs ME to have them at dance class with that paper I was supposed to sign three days ago and turn in with another $278. It is all me!

I have been known to tear the whole house apart looking for a volleyball knee pad, or “just stopping at the dance store to buy another pair of dance shoes since we are missing the left ballet shoe… again!” Some might be shocked to know we literally dress, eat (on my expensive plates), and dry clothes in the car while we drive about town, taking someone to early morning ballet practice, running left lunches up to the school, picking up carpool, dashing one to an audition the other to volleyball – I did mention the dressing and eating in the SUV, right? Life isn’t about feeling guilty or being envious of the green grass of the family two doors down. Life is about, “we have five minutes to pee, pack lunches, find that left-footed ballet slipper and get to the recital”! Life is so busy! I find getting back to the basics, not trying to reinvent the wheel of organization, and just placing everything in a central location is best! It saves me so much time and stress. I LOVE cubbies and bins. I love things labeled and put in its place. (Although the three rows in my SUV mimics a dressing room on Black Friday and a bachelor pad kitchen, my home is my sanctuary and place of order, usually! (insert wink emoji here) One of the things I got custody of in my divorce, was the pool storages we had that surrounded our pool! It works perfectly for our sports balls and larger sports equipment! My kids both have their respective bags; my son’s dance bag and my daughter’s volleyball bag. My daughter has good adoptive roots that have passed down to her genes. Her Nike bag is labeled with her name in beautiful calligraphy; her equipment is always in its respective zippers, and her clothes either hung up or in the dirty hamper! My son… well, we have all heard nature vs. nurture. He is usually hopping out the door, pulling one shoe on, trying to juggle all the things he needs to shove in his bag for either dance or acting, with his other shoe dangling from his mouth as his teeth grip the

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shoelaces. (He gets this from me! Again, where is that dang wink emoji?!) But bins and bags are a lifesaver! Our helmets have hooks in the garage next to our bikes, which also have hooks to be hung next to our kayaks. It makes our garage feel nice! Our Hydro Flasks are washed out and filled that night and put in the fridge ready for the next morning; on good days, with our multivitamins and lunches packed the night before. I am a big believer in Tupperware tubs for all our off-season costumes for my dancing son and my daughter’s volleyball or clay pigeon seasons. It is so easy to take a Magic Marker to the bin, write, “Thriller” and shove all the makeup, outfits, and zombie blood in the bin safely placing the “Thriller” bin on the top shelf of the garage ready to go for the next season. I didn’t spend a lot on my shelving in my garage, either! Which was really surprising for me. I am not a thrift shopper, and my ex got custody of our Gorilla Shelving, but I happened on a great bargain! I found myself shopping in a random Ben Franklin kind of store in the middle of Utah. Sadly, the store was going out of business, and they were selling the shelving! I have even left some of the tags on for the vintage feel! But they have been amazing for my organization in my garage. Shelving is seriously where it is at! And you don’t need to break the bank to do it. With three months into a new beautiful year, I salute you and your bin shopping, getting those bags labeled with your kid’s names, and measuring for your shelves. As for me? I am probably the SUV driving down the road, with Oregon plates, pink socks hanging out one window, the other window, a hoodie, because someone forgot to start the dryer. Hey, I’m a hippie at heart and not going to waste the beautiful dry wind we are blessed with to dry these last-minute clothes that need to be worn at the next drop off. V

Jennifer is a writer, the owner of an online alternative health company, and IAM Retreats, LLC. You can reach her @exhalellc@gmail.com Copyright © 2019 Jennifer Sperry, all rights reserved

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Golf, Sports & Fitness

in Iron County

By Kaylee Pickering

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hat's not to love about a vacation where the moment you step outside, you're bound to find something new, something exciting, and something challenging? Whether you're an adventure seeker craving the feeling of racing through a network of mountain biking trails, a dreamer willing to wade through a slot canyon to phenomenal views at Kanarra Falls, or a golf enthusiast seeking that next challenging course with a stunning backdrop. A fitness-focused weekend getaway in Iron County may be just the thing you need. Surrounded by incredible outdoor recreation opportunities, Cedar City is the ideal place to be when seeking an adventure vacation that encourages you to get outside. It's easy to stay active without traveling a long distance to get to the next stop. Within a 100 mile radius around Cedar City, you'll find a network of paved walking trails, a golf course, two farmers markets, mountain biking trails, hiking trails, rock climbing, disc golf, swimming, kayaking, and more!

Stay and Play a Round

CEDAR RIDGE GOLF COURSE Located against the red rock hills that make Southern Utah unique, this 18 hole regulation golf course is the place to be. Centrally located, Cedar Ridge is easy to find and barely off of Main Street. The clubhouse is equipped with rentals, golf carts, and a snack bar. If you're looking to add something extra to the trip, Cedar Ridge offers golf lessons from a certified PGA Professional as well as a junior golf program during the summer.

Cedar Ridge Golf Course | Visit Cedar City Brian Head

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Cycling Parowan Gap | Visit Cedar City Brian Head

Connect with the Past

PAROWAN GAP CYCLING LOOP Ranging from easy to technical, with more than 300 miles of singletrack and multiple trail systems, Iron County is a mountain biking paradise. For a loop that's not particularly difficult but packed with bragging rights and history, take the Parowan Gap Loop. This 50-mile loop was included in the 2018 Tour of Utah and cuts through a narrow mountain pass between walls of Navajo Sandstone. The view itself is worth the ride, but a quick stop will reveal hidden wonders etched on the walls. With over 90 pannels and 1,500 figures, the Parowan Gap is believed to be one of the most concentrated collections of petroglyphs in the west.

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The Best of Both Worlds

KANARRA FALLS AND THE RAMPARTS TRAIL One thing to love about a trip to Iron County is the diversity in landscapes. Within an hour, you can go from wading through a stunning slot canyon in search of a hidden waterfall to standing on top of the world at 10,000 feet, staring into a red rock amphitheater of hoodoos and spires. KANARRA FALLS: This is a waterfall hike with a bonus slot canyon. The hike is about 2.5 miles, mainly through water, so be prepared to get your feet wet. Permits are required for this trail. RAMPARTS TRAIL: A high-country trail that's just over 4 miles long, this trail will lead you along the plateau rim, through a stand of ancient bristlecone pines, and ends with a breathtaking view. Kanarraville Falls Canyon Adventure | Alex Santiago

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Views Worth Reaching For -

ROCK CLIMBING IN BRIAN HEAD At 11,000 feet, Brian Head Resort is a popular summer destination full of gravity-fed mountain biking trails, hiking, OHV trails, and more. The Overlook at Brian Head offers not only an escape from the sweltering heat but a wide-sweeping view of the surrounding valley as well. Summer is the only season to climb this spot - as it's covered in snow the rest of the year - of the smooth pocketed wall. Brian Head Overlook | Photo Credit: Kayla Dent

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An Afternoon among the Clouds

SWIM & MORE AT NAVAJO LAKE Recreate among the lava beds and swim among the clouds at Navajo Lake in Dixie National Forest. It's easy to spend an entire afternoon at Navajo Lake. Enjoy the pristine waters of Navajo Lake, originally known to the Paiute peoples as "Pa-Cu-Ay" or Cloud Lake, and fish, kayak, swim, or hike to your heart's content.

Navajo Lake | Photo Credit: Arika Bauer

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Join in the Fun

Utah Summer Games Waterpolo | Visit Cedar City Brian Head

UTAH SUMMER GAMES, MASTERS RIDE & MORE Surrounding outdoor recreation opportunities, combined with beautiful scenery, has made our backyard a prime location for sporting events. Since 1986 Iron County has become a bustling hive of fitness, fun, and sporting events every summer for the Utah Summer Games. Athletes and their parents flock to Cedar City and Parowan for soccer, archery, shooting, track, and more every year. This year Cedar City has also been selected to host the 2020 USA Cycling Masters Road National Championship. This road race will wind riders through scenic spots in Iron County from Parowan to Southern Utah University in Cedar City. Complete with fireworks, fun, and excitement, these events only add to the experience when visiting Iron County!

More Than Just Outdoor Recreation

DINING AND FARMS Arguably one of the best parts of a fitnessfocused weekend getaway in Iron County? It's easy to avoid the dreaded 'vacation diet.' With fresh dining opportunities throughout Cedar City and a network of local farms throughout the county, it's easy to find healthy dining. Stop by a pop-up cafe with food from local Red Acre Farms at the ArtWorks Gallery in historic downtown for lunch. Swing by the French Spot and enjoy a freshly baked tart topped with fresh berries made by a Michelin rated chef. Pick up all the homemade add ons and hand-picked produce you need for your stay from Sweet Pea Farm & Orchard in Parowan. Or wind down from your day's adventure with a glass from IG Winery and a stroll through the Beverly Center for the Arts in historic downtown. V Let

Wonder be your guide.

For more information visit www.VisitCedarCity.com

French Spot

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How to Motivate Yourself to

By Judi Moreo

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When You Aren’t Motivated!

t the beginning of the year, many of us get all excited about writing out our goals. One goal that appears on many people’s list is losing weight and gaining fitness. Oh, what good intentions we have!

Wow, that clam chowder, prime rib, baked potato, green beans, and apple pie really filled me up. I don’t think I can exercise on this full stomach. I’ll just go home and watch a bit of television.

Then comes morning, and it’s time to get up and go outside and walk or run. Goodness, it’s cold out there at 6 am. Maybe I should wait until it warms up a bit. I’ll have some coffee first and check my email.

Sound familiar? This is known as “unmotivated.” You are not going to exercise until the reason you have for doing it is more important to you than the excuses you are using for not doing it.

Now how did it get to be 11 am already? I’d better hurry up and get ready for my meeting at the Chamber. I’ll have to exercise later. I’ll do it tonight. I’ll go to the gym.

When the doctor says, “Change your diet and get some exercise or you will die,” might be reason enough for you to take action. But why wait until then? Why not take yourself in hand and get moving!

And so it goes….5 o’clock comes around, and work is over for the day. Maybe I’ll stop for a cocktail before I go over to the gym. It’s great to see my friends as I unwind. Dinner? Yes, let’s.

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Start by getting up in the morning and putting on your running shoes. My friend, Wallace Palmer, who is 80 years old,


runs every morning. When I asked him, how do you stay motivated to run every day?” he said, “I just get up and put on my running shoes. Once they are on, there’s only one thing to do.” Well, there you have it! Or better yet, sleep in your gym clothes. That way, you are already dressed for the gym, and you don’t even have to think about it. Just put on your shoes, brush your teeth, and go! Mix it up. Don’t run the same path every day. Or don’t do the same exercise. Ride a bike. Walk. Swim. Put some variety in your life. Exercise by yourself some days. Exercise with someone else on others. It’s usually more fun if there’s someone to talk with as well. In a journal, write down how you feel after you exercise. Your endorphins will be pumping and making you feel happy. You’ll be writing things like, “I feel strong.” Or “I feel terrific.” Then on the days when you aren’t feeling so motivated, get out your journal, and read through your comments. These will encourage you to go out there and get some more happy, healthy feelings. Make a date with yourself. Put it on your calendar. When you get up and look at your appointments for the day, the first appointment is with you! And what’s more important than you and your health. Nothing! If you don’t take care of yourself, you won’t be able to take care of anyone else. Stop eating processed, packaged, and high sugar content food. These sap your health and your energy. They make you tired, unmotivated, and grumpy. Eat plenty of fresh vegetables and fruits as well as protein, carbohydrates, and good fats. Download a great motivational speech or music to your phone, put in some earbuds, and listen as you exercise. There are a ton of apps that will offer encouragement and music that has a great beat you can enjoy as you move to it. Remember, don’t wait until you hear the doctor say that you are going to die, as I did. That was nine years ago. It appears I have now lived eight years longer than predicted. I think my longevity has something to do with my sleeping in my gym clothes. Yes, I admit it! Figure out what your reason is for saying you want or need to exercise. Keep your focus on that reason and what your result will be, and you will be motivated to do what’s best for you. That’s when you achieve your goals. V Judi Moreo is an author, speaker, and a certified ultimate achievement coach. Her books, “You Are More Than Enough” and “Ignite the Spark,” are both international bestsellers. You can join Judi’s Facebook group, “The AchieveMore Method.” It offers daily motivation, and it’s free. Or you can reach Judi at judi@judimoreo.com.

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Learn, Travel, or Experience the New Decade

with Community Programs from SUU

By Haven Scott | Photos courtesy of SUU Community Education

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on’t spend another decade wishing you had more time to travel, learn to play an instrument, or to learn to make that jam the way your Grandmother used to. At Southern Utah University, you can do them all with new community programs for all southern Utah residents. Want to see the world? Let SUU Community on the Go plan the trip while touring the best sites with university professors who share their knowledge and expertise along the way. Registration just opened for SUU Community on the Go 2020 international expeditions, including an exploration of the cultural wonders of Barcelona and Madrid in October. Throughout the eight-day journey, travelers will be guided by SUU experts in Spanish history, literature, and psychology to some of the most spectacular locations in Spain.

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“Experience the Culture of Spain from Barcelona to Madrid” offers everyone the opportunity to explore important regions of Spain and to learn about Spain’s art, history, and culture in what the Greeks referred to as “the land of the setting sun.” “The Renaissance period in Spain’s history is a remarkable example of resilience and determination,” said Dr. Grant Corser, trip co-leader. “During this trip, we will see a host of ‘wish-list’ modern and historical sites, experience beautiful scenery, and dive into Spanish art and culture. Travelers will learn historical and cultural contexts for all our destinations while discussing the importance and function of psychological meaning.” More than 250 participants have traveled with the program since its inception in 2017. Additional Community on the Go trips for 2020 include Italy, Africa, and Ireland.


The SUU and Southwest Technical College are once again combining their community education programs to give southern Utah residents even more lifelong learning options. Learn a new skill, hobby, or just spend a night out with friends trying something new with more than 50 new classes that begin this spring. New classes for those already feeling the itch of spring fever include a class on preserving the harvest, two gardening classes (indoor and outdoor), two landscaping classes (native plants and xeriscaping). Students can even learn how to raise backyard chickens or solitary bees to improve their crop output. Those wanting to learn, or teach their teens, common car maintenance and repair procedures are in luck. When she isn’t performing her director duties in SUU’s Master of Public Administration graduate school program, Angel Pool-Funai loves restoring cars. She takes pride in knowing that she taught her five sons how to take care of their cars, which can save on future repairs down the road. “This course is ideal for new drivers, and adults who want to learn to take proper care of their vehicles on their own,” said Pool-Funai. “Come learn essential maintenance knowledge, including how to change a tire, check fluids, replace bulbs and belts, and how to troubleshoot common engine problems — all with friends in an easy-going environment.” When she isn’t performing her director duties in SUU’s Master of Public Administration graduate school program, Angela Pool-Funai loves restoring cars. Take her class this spring with SUU Community Education.

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and fiddle. For those less than musically inclined, learn to dance with swing and salsa classes, and show off your new skills at the annual SUU Spring Swing dance. And for those who have always dreamed of creating art — but then life got in the way — join community members with the same desire with new classes in both oil and acrylic painting, as well as regular community favorites in watercolor and drawing. Worried about leaving your four-legged friends at home? Bring them along to classes such as obedience and first aid for dogs. There is even a beginner class for birdwatching in southern Utah. V In the SUU Community Education class Meet the Chef, learn recipes from favorite local southern Utah chefs.

Join SUU Community Education this spring with your furry friends at classes such as obedience and first aid for dogs.

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SUU Community on the Go offers culturally immersive, international travel experiences for adults and is presented by the SUU Community and Academic Enrichment office. SUU faculty experts curate and lead exploration groups of approximately 20-30 travelers to various parts of the world, offering fun, cultural, and educational experiences. Activities are flexible and designed using community feedback. Previous Community on the Go trips destinations include China, Peru, Paris, and Transylvania. For more information, visit suu.edu/onthego. SUU Community Education classes are held in the spring, summer, and fall for the purpose of creating community partnerships and generating fun, cultural, and educational opportunities for those who love to learn. Subjects are taught by local professionals for the purpose of increasing participant knowledge and developing new skills. For more information on all new Spring 2020 classes, visit suu.edu/wise or call 435-865-8259. To be added to the email list for upcoming summer and fall class information, email bewise@suu.edu.


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Raptors and a Bird Fest By Karen L. Monsen

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lmost without exception, aerial acrobatics thrill us when an osprey dives for a trout or a kestrel clashes with an eagle. We revere raptors for their agility, speed, keen eyesight, and hunting skills. Yet, even apex feeders need protection and help for survival. On April 23-25, 2020, outdoor recreationalists will join birders in St. George, Utah, for a festival with a new twist. As Red Cliffs Audubon President Paul Jaussi states, “We want to give those attending the Red Cliffs Bird Fest opportunities that they wouldn’t get at any other bird festival. Not only will the attendees see birds, but they can see petroglyphs, reptiles, and desert tortoises. We want to showcase Greater Zion.” Bird Fest’s field trips will combine birding with outdoor activities—biking, boating, photography, archaeology, and astronomy. It will include presentations and fieldguided trips by Raptors of the Rockies and the Peregrine Fund. Signup online at www.redcliffsbirdfest.org

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Raptors of the Rockies www.raptorsoftherockies.org Kate Davis, Founder and Executive Director of Raptors of the Rockies, will deliver Saturday’s banquet keynote, a return stint since her 2016 visit. Davis captures spectacular raptor photos from her facilities on the Bitterroot River south of Missoula, Montana. With Nikon D810 and D800 cameras, she snapped shots of an osprey with a brown trout and a newly fledged Bald Eagle having left its nest two hours prior as a pair of territorial American Kestrels mobbed it. Learning photography from her father who built a darkroom in their basement, Davis went on to earn a degree in Zoology from the University of Montana and, in 1988, founded the nonprofit educational organization, Raptors of the Rockies. Caring for disabled raptors and falconry birds used in her teaching sessions, Davis has presented 1,766 programs on raptors and resource conservation for 135,202 children and adults, authored and illustrated five books on raptors. Her book, “Birds Are People Too,” won the National Outdoor


Book Award and Montana Book Award Grand Prize for Raptors of the West and mixed humor with photography. THE PEREGRINE FUND WWW.PEREGRINEFUND.ORG/ Another raptor-focused non-profit, the Peregrine Fund, is supporting the Bird Fest with presentations and condorviewing trips to the Vermilion Cliffs. Founded in 1970 by Cornell University ornithology professor and falconer Tom Cade, the Peregrine Fund manages captive breeding programs established to reverse falcon population decline from DDT exposure that caused eggshell-thinning and breakage during incubation. Cade passed away in 2019, but his work continues at the World Center for Birds of Prey in Boise, Idaho. Audubon Table for Junior Ranger Program | credit: Karen L. Monsen

Eagle with Kestrel

Kate Davis with golden eagle Nigel

CONDOR COMEBACKS WWW.NONLEADPARTNERSHIP.ORG Whereas falcon populations declined due to DDT, in Arizona and Utah, 53% of condor deaths are attributed to lead poisoning from ingested birdshot, bullets, and lead fragments from hunterkilled meat and gut piles left in the field. The Peregrine Fund has expanded its breeding programs to more than 100 species, including California condors, which were nearly extinct in the 1980s with only 22 living birds. Since beginning condor breeding in 1993, the Peregrine Fund has produced an annual average of 12-29 birds and released 6-12 birds a year since 1996. Working with the Arizona Game and Fish and Utah Division of Wildlife, the Peregrine Fund encourages hunters to voluntarily use non-lead ammunition and remove lead-containing remains after a kill. The Peregrine Fund also co-founded the North American Non-Lead Partnership with nearly 20 hunter/sports/ wildlife management groups. The Arizona program, their greatest success, reported 87% of hunters on average taking measures to prevent lead poisoning for the past eleven years, thereby saving many raptors and condors. ZION NATIONAL PARK’S CONDOR CHICK #1000 Captive condor pairs have produced more than 100 offspring at the Boise breeding facility, and in 2003 captive-bred condors produced their first wild offspring. Chicks ready to fledge are numbered and released on the Vermilion Cliffs in Arizona. The California Condor chick #1000, hatched in 2019 from a cliff nest north of Angels Landing in Zion National Park, was the offspring of a female hatched in 2006 at the San Diego Zoo and released at the Vermilion Cliffs in 2008. Her mate hatched in 2009 at The Peregrine Fund’s center and released in 2011. The Peregrine Fund’s Director of Conservation Chris Parish, with nearly 20 years working with condors, explains their role, “The Peregrine Fund releases (captive produced) and monitors all wild-hatched, and released condors in partnership with cooperators like Zion National Park. It takes a village as they say.”

Osprey with brown trout

HABITAT LOSS--GREATEST THREAT In 2019, the National Audubon Society declared a “Bird Emergency,” reporting three billion birds lost since the 1970s. Parish sees habitat loss as the greatest threat to bird populations, “Ecosystem health! It all comes down to managing our landscapes on landscape-scales. Dealing with specific details like lead is but a portion of maintaining healthy landscapes.”

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An active birder in Washington County since 1980, Marshall Topham concurs that habitat destruction resulting in loss of biodiversity has taken a toll on some local bird populations. Topham teaches Environmental Science at Dixie State University and has participated in St. George Bird Festivals since their inception. Topham believes, “Governments need to encourage wise, environmentally-friendly development in addition to preserving natural areas where possible.” Topham recalls seeing Bald Eagles, Peregrine and Prairie Falcons, Ferruginous Hawks, and Burrowing Owls regularly in the former agricultural, now residential, Washington Fields, and Little Valley areas. He routinely sighted 20+ raptors while traveling to and from work. Today, the same route would net only 5-7 raptors. He believes that prudent municipal development including interconnected green spaces, bird-friendly parks, and landscaping, along with natural area preservation such as the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, would go a long way toward preserving current bird populations. In our push to dominate our environment, let’s make room for our feathered friends for whom the sky poses no limit. V Burrowing Owl

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2020 SEASON By Marsha Sherwood

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he 2020 junior golf season will begin registration in May. You can sign up at the CasaBlanca Golf Club, the Palms Golf Club, or online through the City of Mesquite. The clinics will start on June 2, 2020. VVJGA never turns away any young athlete that is interested in learning the game of golf.

We teach the skills for golf, including math, sportsmanship, independence, and integrity. Golf is a team sport and an individual sport that offers a variety of scholarship opportunities. We encourage parents to be as involved as possible. Volunteers are always needed for help with clinics, tournaments, and fundraisers. Golf clubs are provided for any athlete that needs them. Sponsors are always appreciated and welcome. We offer sponsorship for tournament events. These tournaments are usually full, and it is a great sponsorship opportunity for local businesses. Tiered opportunities are also available to sponsor junior golfers who are unable to pay the fees associated with the program. Any donation is appreciated. Golf is a significant part of our little community, and keeping our youth involved in the game helps with the future of Mesquite. V For more information and to sponsor/donate, contact Marsha Sherwood, Tom Winchester, or Laura Petersen at the Palms or CasaBlanca courses. CasaBlanca 702-346-6764 | Palms 702-346-4067.

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Drama

at the Diner

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rama at the Diner or How the Rebel Found His Cause is an original, old-fashioned melodrama set in Lizard, Nevada, in the 1950s. The hero of the piece is Johnny B. Goode, a restless wanderer who rides into town on his souped-up motorcycle. The heroine is Pretty Peggy Sue, the down-on-her-luck owner of the Dry As A Bone Diner. The dastardly villain, Noah Count, slinks into Lizard looking for a way to swindle his way into a fortune. Accompanied by his downtrodden minion, Poppy Cox, Noah decides to steal the Dry As A Bone from Peggy Sue and turn Lizard into Las Vegas North. Adding their own zany madness to the plot, the other denizens of Lizard include Miles Ahead, the leader of a local singing group; Polly and Ester Clothes, a pair of unidentical identical twins; and Bill Folds and Joe King, the love interests of the Clothes sisters.

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Romance abounds as Peggy Sue and Johnny attempt to thwart Noah’s dastardly plot, they begin to fall for each other. Unknown to one another, Polly and Ester fall in love with each other’s boyfriends, and it almost spells an end to the Clothes sisters. Poppy Cox unexpectedly finds her backbone and then finds love with Miles Ahead. Watching all of the action from heaven above - and intervening whenever they can on behalf of Johnny and Peggy Sue - are Mona Littlemore and Digger Ironwood. For those who remember, Mona and Digger played a big part in Trouble on the Train, last year’s hit melodrama, and have decided to make another appearance in this year’s play. Drama at the Diner features 1950’s doo-wop music, showcases a sock hop in the style of American Bandstand, and is full of comical plot twists and turns. It is sure to entertain audiences with punny jokes, great songs, and rollicking good humor. V


Nancy Arnold and Susan Kjellsen

The Virgin Valley Theater Group commissioned the melodrama from Sue Kjellsen and Nancy Arnold, who have been writing together for 30 years. Nancy moved to Mesquite two years ago, and Sue moved to town in September. Nancy is also directing the talented cast, all drawn from the Mesquite area. Drama at the Diner will play at the Mesquite Community Theater, 150 North Yucca Street, on March 20, 21, 27 & 28, and on April 2 & 3 at 7:00 p.m. Matinees are on March 22, and 29 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are available online at www.mctnv.com. They are also available at the Mesquite Theater box office one hour before the performance; the Mesquite Fine Arts Center, 15 W Mesquite Blvd.; Mesquite Veterinary Clinic, 371 Riverside Rd; Front Porch Flowers and Gifts, 12 W Mesquite Blvd, Ste 111; and the UPS Store, 550 W Pioneer Blvd, Ste 140.

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Mo vement is medicine

By Darren Marchant

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recently received a kind note from a patient at the end of his physical therapy sessions: "My knees were bothering me for a couple of years due to a history of baseball, football, hiking, etc. I had decided it was time to resort to living the "old guy" lifestyle and gave up on thinking I'd be able to get my knees feeling better. The ligaments in both knees ached, and I was careful walking around and coaching my kid's games due to a fear that I would cause more damage. Hiking around in the hills and hunting also became limited. I no longer wanted to go more than 1 mile off a beaten path. After the 1st visit, I decided I'd do the stretches and massages...It wasn't much, but doing what you said to do proved to be exactly what I needed. After about 3 days of stretching and getting the blood flow to my knees better, I felt great! It wasn't perfect, but I went out and coached games, played baseball, etc. with the kids, and I was amazed at how good my knees felt". Just like this man, we see patients every day in our clinics that have lost hope in their body's ability to move and function very well. They have decided because of how their bodies feel that they are stuck and resigned to live the "old man lifestyle." It's not hard to understand why. Our patients are in pain; they have arthritis; they have had injuries and surgeries. They have seen their doctor who has told them they have this disease or that problem. They are given drugs and told that they have to take them for the rest of their lives. They have consulted Dr. Google on the Internet and learned any number of scary and strange things about their problem.

What happens is that all the negati ve messaging we recei ve about our bodies start to take a toll and many begin to belie ve they are broken, and they stop mo ving. They stop moving because it hurts to move, and so they don't', fearing movement will make things worse. They feel physically defeated and lose hope that they can ever regain any physical measure of their former selves. Sadly, over time they become more sedentary, losing important muscle strength and flexibility and function. Things that used to be easy such as getting out of a chair or going for a walk are now difficult. They don't improve. Then they rationalize the decline to "just getting old," which unfortunately only confirms their fears and doubts and perpetuates the problem. My message to these patients is that hope is not lost and that improvement is possible, at any age. In short, I tell my patients to get moving, and believe in your body! Now I don't mean to minimize the reality of aging and that our bodies do get injured, diseases happen, and things deteriorate over time. There is a natural decline that happens, but to a large extent the rate of decline is controllable. What I tell my patients, and wish more people knew is that our bodies are amazingly adaptive. They can take some pretty severe hits and still keep going. Physical changes and improvement to your hip, knee ankle, back, etc., are possible at any age!

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The key is having a positive movement mindset. To encourage this way of thinking, I often tell my patients: "Movement is medicine!" "Motion is lotion!" Our tissues, no matter how injured, can and do heal over time. Just because it hurts to move doesn't mean you should not move. Hurt does not always equal harm. You may be a little sore, but you are safe to do these exercises. Of course, this doesn't mean you should just run out and join the gym, not yet at least. A good place to start is to see a Physical Therapist. As physical therapists, we prescribe exercise, similar to how your doctor prescribes medication. MD's use their clinical judgment and education to prescribe the correct type and amount of medication for your specific needs. Similarly, PT's use our training in human movement and exercise to prescribe the correct type and amount of exercise for our patients. Understanding what you need, we prescribe the appropriate type and amount of exercise and movement to improve your health. We take our claim seriously that we are movement and exercise experts and have spent years learning so that we can be the trusted and recommended health care providers in the medical community for exercise and movement. Try us out! After a successful stint in physical therapy, you very well may be ready for the gym or the hills, but start with PT first! If you find yourself frustrated because of your physical decline, if you are not as active as you would like to be, or if pain or injury or disease is keeping you from living the life you desire - don't give up! See an encouraging, patient, understanding physical therapist. We can help you get moving and believe in your body again! V Darren Marchant is a Physical Therapist and CEO of Fit Physical Therapy. Fit Physical Therapy is a physical therapist owned company with 6 locations in Utah and Nevada. They provide comprehensive physical therapy services in clean and modern clinics. To learn more about Fit Physical Therapy visit fit-pt.com

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St. George Area Restaurants Recognized for Healthy Menu Options Submitted by Southwest Utah Public Health Department

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even restaurants in the St. George area were awarded the “Healthy Habits” Seal of Approval in 2019, sponsored by the Southwest Utah Public Health Department (SWUPHD). These businesses will display the seal on their front door to help customers identify restaurants with healthy options.

“The average American dines out over four times a week, often making unhealthy food choices,” says Bailee Williams, SWUPHD Health Educator. “These Healthy Habits restaurants give residents better options. We want to encourage people to enjoy these and other eating establishments that have healthy menu selections.”

Twenty-two Healthy Habits applicants were evaluated on standards that included nutritional information on the menu, whole grain options, non-allergenic food, and alternate menu choices. Seven met the criteria to be recognized as a Healthy Habits restaurant:

Try these tips for healthier dining out experience:

GOLD LEVEL: Twisted Noodle Cafe SILVER LEVEL: Viva Chicken, Port of Subs,and Twentyfive Main BRONZE LEVEL: Chick-fil-A, Mad Pita Express, and George’s Corner Restaurant “We make healthy foods convenient,” says Cameron Payne, owner of Twisted Noodle Cafe, the only Gold Level recipient. “When you leave our place, we want you to leave feeling good, not heavy, and weighed-down.” Cameron started his restaurant five years ago after working for the Biggest Loser for eight years. He realized that St. George is a hub for physical activity and wanted to create a place where health-conscious people could enjoy great-tasting, nutritious food. Like Twisted Noodle Café, other restaurants are joining the trend of offering healthier food to the community. 2018’s Seal of Approval went to Twisted Noodle, Viva Chicken, Ahi’s Taste of Asia, Bella Marie’s Pizzeria, Brick Oven, Katering Koncepts, Jamba Juice, Jimmy John’s, Teriyaki Grill, and Tropical Smoothie.

1. DON’T DRINK YOUR CALORIES. Choose water instead of soda and other calorie-laden drinks. 2. HOW YOUR MEAL IS COOKED MAKES A DIFFERENCE. Ask for grilled, steamed, broiled, or baked instead of fried. 3. GO FOR WHOLE GRAINS 4. CHOOSE YOUR SIDES. Try a side salad, fruits, or vegetables instead of the usual fries or chips. 5. ASK FOR DRESSINGS AND CONDIMENTS ON THE SIDE You might enjoy the meal with less sauce. V Each Healthy Habits restaurant has discounts offered in the Dixie Direct publication and videos introducing customers to their healthy menu options at swuhealth.org/healthyhabits. Restaurants interested in applying for the 2020 Healthy Habits award can contact Bailee Williams at bwilliams@swuhealth.org. The mission of the Southwest Utah Public Health Department is to protect the community’s health through the promotion of wellness and the prevention of disease.

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Sky Mountain Golf Course By Kent Abegglen, PGA Golf Professional

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ky Mountain is one of the most beautiful and picturesque golf locations anywhere in the world. Views of the Virgin River Gorge, backdropped by red sandstone formations and the majestic Pine Valley Mountain, it is truly a sight to behold! Always beautifully maintained and affordable prices make it a favorite of many. The southern Utah Area has always been a popular golf destination for full-time residents and golf travelers. The mild winter climate, and so many excellent golf courses to choose from, make southern Utah an excellent choice for

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year-round golf. Retirement couples and families enjoy one of the fastest-growing recreation areas in the country. Sky Mountain is the first stop going south on Interstate 15 that is open for golf year-round. Golf travelers make Sky Mountain a natural stop to enjoy a friendly environment, great food, and excellent golf experience. Sky Mountain is not a long golf course, but it is challenging with strategic fairways and approach shots that require accuracy. To shoot a great round of golf at Sky Mountain, you will need to be precise.


While our beautiful fairways are surrounded by natural desert habitat, we also have several volcanic rock formations. It is always wise to bring an old rock club or borrow a used one from the Pro Shop to play out of the desert lava rock. There are unlimited opportunities for outdoor recreation in the Hurricane Valley, including hiking (National Parks), biking, golfing, sand dunes, four-wheeling, camping, fishing, and boating. Quality of life, quality air, and peaceful communities are all trademarks of southern Utah. If you love an active lifestyle

with excellent year-round weather, be sure to visit and stay in the Hurricane Valley, southern Utah area. Zion National Park is only 23 miles away from the Golf Course. Come out and enjoy the beauty that is Sky Mountain Golf Course, and don’t forget to bring your camera. V Sky Mountain Golf Course is a public 18 hole golf course owned and operated by the City of Hurricane, Utah, just seven miles east of exit 16 on Interstate 15 at 1030 North 2600 West, Hurricane, Utah. | (435) 635-7888

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WHERE HISTORY CAN BE

Discovered

Pioneer Courthouse in the 1970's

Pioneer Courthouse today

By Jeanine VanderBruggen

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pring brings such a refreshing time to get out and move about after the long, cold winter months. The golf courses are full, and calendars listing a myriad of other exciting games and activities are easily found. But what do you do when the games are finished, and you need to relax a bit, or maybe take in a few other sites? It is a great time to visit Historic Downtown St. George. There is a delightful walking tour available to all. The history of southern Utah is filled with the trials of those early settlers giving their all to tame this harsh land that we now enjoy. It is good to be reminded of what it took to create this beautiful area where we can now try out the many golf courses, hike on the beautiful trails, bike on breathless paths, run in marathons, even go boating and swimming. But where can history be discovered? At the Pioneer Corner in St. George are two beautiful buildings to start your journey. The old Pioneer Courthouse, built in 1876, is one of the oldest buildings still standing. It had an active courtroom for nearly 100 years. When originally built, the first floor served as administrative offices, the upper floor not only served as a courtroom, but was used as a schoolroom for older students, for public meetings, for dances and plays, and who knows what else. The basement was the home of the jail with three cells. Above the building is a cupola originally designed to allow for a public hanging if necessary. Fortunately, it was never used.

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This building is a marvelous example of the type of construction from the era. The 18-inch walls provided insulation during summer and winter months. The windows are angled to allow maximum sunlight. A large safe was added in 1896, extending far out the outside wall. Another safe is in the hallway with the story of how Sheriff John Henry Cottam tried to move it. The Courthouse has recently reopened after 18 months, standing empty and forlorn. In cooperation with the City of St. George, the Washington County Historical Society, the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, the Sons of Utah Pioneers, and Arts to Zion have come together to set up displays describing their organizations and telling much of the history of the area. Tours are offered to show off the building, taking visitors up to the Courtroom and down to the basement. Along the main hallway are beautiful paintings of other historic buildings with a description of each to let us imagine what it took to create such beauty while eking out an existence in this virgin territory. Next door is the DUP Pioneer Museum, this jewel of a building was built in 1938, specifically to house relics and photos of the early settlers in Washington County. It is a step back in history looking up at the faces of those who persevered and realizing what it took to carve out an existence.


Seeing the tools, hand-made and used, or clothing sewn from locally grown cotton or silk, even imagining using various items in their homes, feeling the challenge of heat and cold weather – all helps to appreciate how difficult life was. Many histories of these settlers have been written and are available from DUP members for a small fee. Reading or hearing these stories gives a glimpse of how individuals responded to the challenges faced. One story often told is of John Menzies Macfarlane – a probate judge, a surveyor, and a musician. John held court in the Courthouse. During the summer months, Historic St. George Live tours are taken to the Courtroom to meet Judge Macfarlane, where guests participate in the trial of a defendant accused of stealing water. While Macfarlane was surveying properties in the mining town of Silver Reef, he was asked by Father Scanlan to lead a choir in singing the Catholic Mass. John led his choir in St. George at the St. George Tabernacle, singing in Latin, the Mass to an overflowing crowd. John is also credited with writing the Christmas Hymn, “Far, Far, Away on Judea’s Plains”. All of this was accomplished while raising a large family. The Pioneer Museum is open daily from 10 AM to 5 PM, except for Wednesday and Sunday. The Pioneer Courthouse is open on Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 1 PM to 3 PM. Tours are available at both buildings. Special tours can be arranged for groups.

First Mayor, Erastus Snow

Special events are held at both sites regularly and are open to the public. Look for announcements and plan to attend. After the golf, come, relax, and learn a bit of history. V Pioneer Courthouse is located at 97 E. St. George Blvd. The Pioneer Museum is next door at 145 N. 100 East, St. George, UT 84770 | 435-628-7274. You can find us online at www.dupstgeorge.org, and like us on Facebook at DUP McQuarrie Memorial Museum.

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PLAY

PLAY NINE!

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Submitted By Coyote Willows Golf Course

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oyote Willows Golf Course is simply golf. Located towards the southwest part of Mesquite, this nine-hole regulation course (Slope 64.8/115) is the perfect solution to getting that two hours of sunshine while having some fun. Located near the shores of the Virgin River, the layout is moderately flat, making for an enjoyable round of golf. The greens are in excellent condition! Coyote Willows is a course that, upon first glance, you feel like you can conquer. But don’t be fooled. Water hazards and greens complexes will challenge the more experienced golfer. After playing it a few times and getting to know her, lower scores become more achievable. Several tee boxes on each hole will give you a different approach to the same hole during return visits. With the new World Handicap System in place, it all counts the same now.

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Since acquiring the course in 2017, the owners have made numerous improvements, the most notable of which have been to the greens and hole #4 and #9. The golf shop is well stocked. Rental clubs are available, and we offer a club re-gripping service with a timely turnaround. Brand name golf apparel, accessories, light snacks, and of course, soft and alcoholic beverages are available. We also have a score posting station. Another popular function here at Coyote Willows is league play for all levels. Women’s, men’s and mixed leagues throughout the week, leading to many new friendships. Inquire with the golf shop for more details. V

Enjoy all the benefits of a great golf experience at Coyote Willows at an affordable price. We are located at 426 Hagen’s Alley with the entrance at 940 W Hafen Ln, Mesquite, Nevada. Please call 702-345-3222 or book online at coyotewillowsgolf.com. | VIEW ON MAGAZINE | Mar/Apr 2020


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CARING STAFF ENGAGING CLASSES TRANSFORMATIVE COACHING YOU’LL FIND IT AT By Ashley Centers

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hile some are familiar with us, and some have never heard the name, Anytime Fitness is a global franchise with over 4,000 clubs in 35 countries. Our club here in Mesquite has been a franchisee for over ten years, and we are so happy to be a part of this amazing community. In August 2019, Mesquite local Tom Wolff, a member of our gym, purchased our club. Tom was retired from the Golf industry before taking on ownership of the club. As a member of several years, Tom has a unique health and fitness story: As a type 1 diabetic, he manages his disease through nutrition and exercise. He bought the club because he felt it was the right thing to do for the community and the family we’ve built over the years here at Anytime Fitness. With a commitment to be on site every day, Tom sees the impact our club has on our member’s lives. It was this routine that offered him a unique perspective when considering purchasing the club. This perspective has made it our mission for the club to be a place where everyone, regardless of their health and fitness background, will feel welcomed and empowered.

Owner Tom Wolff Stacia Kimbell (Yoga Instructor), Liz Etie (Tai-Chi Instructor), John Belanger(Personal Trainer and Bootcamp Instructor), Ashley Centers (General Manager and Strength Trainer).

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Positive changes can already be seen since Tom’s purchase, and we can’t wait to share the excitement with you all! Here are just a few of them: brand new Precor Cardio lineup with individual TV, Bluetooth, Hulu, Spotify, YouTube, interactive workouts, and more... Classes are now available, including Yoga, Tai Chi, DRILLFIT Bootcamp, Beginner Strength, as well as some small group and one-on-one personal training. All new members receive a free fitness consultation and a 30 day “Get Started” plan from our trainer! $0 out of pocket cost memberships are still available to participants with Silver Sneakers, Active & Fit, AARP Medicare Supplement, Silver & Fit, ASH, Renew Active, and Tivity Health supplements. Stop in to meet our awesome new trainer, John Belanger. A 20-year health and fitness pro, he puts that experience to work in our extremely fun DRILLFIT Bootcamp, small group, and one-on-one training sessions. John moved to Mesquite to retire but wanted to continue working within his passion for Health and Fitness. We are excited he has joined our team! We also have an excellent Yoga instructor in Stacia Kimbell. Stacia is teaching Yoga for members and nonmembers four times per week. Yoga is her passion, and she is so excited to share it with our community! Stacia also does private instruction, as well as in-home classes. Check out our Yoga article in this issue for more information! Mesquite local, Liz Etie, will continue offering Tai-Chi twice weekly as well. Liz has been teaching Tai Chi with us for two years and has studied Tai Chi extensively. We are so glad she is staying on board in the new year to continue offering Tai Chi! As for myself, I was asked to stay on as General Manager, and I couldn’t be more proud to continue with the club! Over the last year, I’ve had the privilege of getting to know many of our members: Powerlifting Champion Janet and her 9 Nevada state records (and hopefully soon-to -be 4 National Records); Mayra, who has lost over 25 lb; John’s recovery after hip replacement; Mike, who is training for a half marathon at 67 years young, and so many others I simply do not have room to mention. I am so proud of the progress our members are making. They have become my family, and I am happy that I get to continue to see them and assist with their health and wellness. We are all so excited for 2020 and everything we will achieve together as a club this year! We absolutely cannot wait for everything yet to come, and we can’t wait to welcome you to our growing fitness family here at Anytime Fitness! V Anytime Fitness located at 550 W Pioneer Blvd., Mesquite, Nevada (702) 346-3121

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Remains the

#1 Golf Car in the World in 2020!

By Michelle Brooks

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-Z-GO continues to be steps ahead in the golf cart, sorry, golf car industry. The E-Z-GO Freedom RXV and RXV Elite are models that continue to be favorites among golfers and non-golfer’s alike. The RXV and RXV Elite have some pretty amazing features that you won’t find in other golf cars on the market today. MAINTENANCE FREE LITHIUM WITH 8-YEAR WARRANTIES The pioneer in the lithium battery-powered golf cars, E-ZGO has impressed us again with an unparalleled eight-year warranty on their 2020 lithium batteries. E-Z-GO’s Elite line of vehicles are powered by Samsung, SDI lithium batteries, which are 100% maintenance-free. The batteries are controlled by an advanced battery management system that monitors the efficiency, temperature, and health of the batteries. They require no water and no terminal post-cleaning. E-Z-GO offers three tiers in lithium battery packs. The 60amp battery pack, which is what most golf courses use, will allow you to drive your car up to thirty-five miles on a single charge. The 90-amp battery pack will travel up to forty-five miles and the 120-amp up to fifty-five miles on one charge. INTELLIBRAKE TECHNOLOGY E-Z-GO’s intelligent brake or “Intellibrake” technology comes standard in every RXV is one of the most loved features for RXV owners. This electronic braking system alleviates the need for brake pads and shoes, so you’ll never have to worry about them wearing out or having to change them. In addition, the Intellibrake system provides regenerative braking, which recharges the batteries as the brakes are applied. Then there is the crowd favorite, automatically engaging emergency brakes. Simply come to a complete stop, and the brake system will automatically engage an emergency brake, so you don’t have to. The brake will automatically disengage when you press on the accelerator pedal.

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FAR SUPERIOR RIDE The E-Z-GO RXV has a much smoother and softer ride than other golf cars on the market. Now E-Z-GO has introduced steel-belted radials into their line-up of wheel and tire packages, which provides an almost car-like experience. HILL-CLIMB CAPABILITY RXV customers love the fact that the E-Z-GO RXV Elite is wired specifically to zoom up hills just as fast as it does on the flats. In addition, the Elite lithium cars weigh 250 pounds less than their beefier lead-acid cousins, which helps them reach those summits more easily. That being said, the leadacid models are pretty adept at climbing hills themselves and will maintain speed as they climb. IT’S A “LIFE CAR” All the incredible new features that these vehicles have today have caused golf carts to lose the “T” in their name, and most are now known as “Golf Cars.” And to further that end, E-Z-GO offers, “It’s not a golf car, it’s a life car,” and they’re right. The golf cart has evolved from a way to get around a golf course, to a way to get around the community. Many communities offer “golf cart only” parking and “golf cart only” drive-throughs. Golf cars are driven to friend’s houses, community pools, community centers, and grocery stores. Many people are opting to have only one car and using their golf car for those shorter trips around the neighborhood. With all of the remarkable features that are unique to the RXV, the E-Z-GO Freedom RXV and RXV Elite is the best choice for your golf car needs. It truly remains, “The #1 Golf Car in the World”. V If you would like to find out more information on the E-Z-GO RXV and RXV Elite, please stop by Ready Golf Cars in Mesquite, NV, at 1085 W. Pioneer Boulevard, or in Summerlin in Las Vegas at 9422 Del Webb Boulevard. You can also find us online at www.ReadyGolfCars.com.


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Saving Strokes Series:

PUTTING

By Rob Krieger, PGA

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or our second article this year to help save your game strokes, PUTTING, according to putting guru Dave Peltz, is 40% of the shots that make up your score, therefore, here are a few tips toward lowering your putts per round and score. STROKE TEMPO 1:1 RATIO Some of the best putters in the world maintain the same tempo back and through the ball regardless of whether the putt is short or long. Many amateurs take the same length of backswing on every putt and either hit it softer or harder, producing inconsistencies in direction and distance. Try maintaining the same power for all your putts. USING DOMINATE EYE OVER BALL TO AIM As a junior golfer, I was told to have my eyes over the ball to see the line of the putt better and then make a stroke. The problem with using both eyes, you could choose the wrong line. For example, when shooting a rifle, the marksman closes one eye and keeps the other open to get proper aim. In golf, try closing one eye, and with the other eye open over the ball, you should be able to have a much better aim. However, you don’t need to keep the eye over the ball when you make your stroke.

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USING ONE HAND TO CONTROL PUTTER Were you taught to hold the putter loosely with both hands? This is not bad advice. However, this can lead to both hands controlling the club at some point in the stroke, which can lead to missing easy putts. Instead, use one hand that controls the club throughout the entire stroke leaving the other hand to stabilize it. To determine which hand is best, try putting a few balls with each arm ONLY, then decide which gave better results. If both the same, just pick one. Place the controlling hand on the club as if you were putting with only one hand. The tricky part is, what do you do with the other hand? The key is to place it out of the way so the other hand can control the club. That stabilizing hand has ZERO grip pressure or influence on adding power to the stroke. In a sense, you should still be putting with one hand, and that hand has 100% control of the putter. SMALL GRIP ADJUSTMENTS Have you ever started missing putts to the left or right, but the stroke looks and feels good? Try adjusting your controlling hand thumb on the grip to the left or right of the center. With a smaller grip, try placing that controlling thumb on either the left or right edge of the grip. If missing


left, move hand/thumb to the left, and if missing right, adjust the hand/thumb to the right side of the grip. This small adjustment is the easiest way to start making more putts. LONG PUTT STRATEGY Long putts have little chance of going in, so practice getting the first putt close to the hole so you can make the next one. 2-Putting is the goal. Start asking yourself two questions on every putt: 1) Am I going uphill or downhill? 2) Will the ball break from left to right or from right to left? Aim and adjust your stroke accordingly to get within 4 feet of the hole. Practice with alignment rods around the hole, and pick a quadrant to aim at, and see if you can roll the ball toward the area chosen. Remember, the goal is not to make it or even to make it into that quadrant, JUST GET IT WITHIN THE 4 FOOT BOX. The best way to practice this strategy is to get your aim, and make your stroke, all while you are looking at the hole. It sounds weird and may feel odd, but you will get better quite quickly. I hope some or all of these stroke savers make a difference in your game, and for more in-depth info on these tips, check out the video at www.stgeorgegolflessons.com. Good Luck and as Always‌Fairways & Greens! V

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Kids, Sports, and the Spirit of Charity T

by Darren Stanek

he Kids for Sports Foundation (KFS) has come a long way. Seven years ago, Cory and Chad Clemetson, the owners of Wolf Creek, and their executive team came up with an idea to give back to the community. Both Cory and Chad grew up playing sports, and have personally experienced all the good that can come from participating in sports. With all the work they currently do for youth sports in their community, it made perfect sense to start a 501-3c KFS charity to help give children in Virgin Valley an opportunity to participate. The KFS mission statement states: “It is our mission to ensure all kids are given the opportunity to experience the positive benefits of playing organized sports. We do this by helping remove financial and other barriers that prevent kids from participating in sports.� Kids for Sports believes that participation in organized sports teaches kids the important life skill of teamwork, goal setting, communication, and time management, to name a few. It also builds self-esteem in addition to greater personal confidence. Kids that are active in sports are shown to have higher grades, greater attachments, more frequent interactions with adults, developed stronger peer relationships, and are less likely to engage in risky behaviors. The KFS foundation has had some tremendous accomplishments in a short period. 537 grants have been issued, totaling just a shade under $100,000 in total grants awarded since 2015. Grants have been approved for a wide variety of sports to include swimming, tumbling, volleyball, basketball, football, soccer, baseball, and so many more. Every child helped is important and is a noteworthy accomplishment.

Over the past five years, we have helped a young man get noticed by sending him to a regional football camp. At that camp, his talents were recognized by a college coach, and he was awarded a college scholarship to play football. A volleyball program provided funding for a skills camp and basic equipment. The KFS foundation partnered with the City of Mesquite to purchase a state of the art double minitrampoline. There have been heartwarming success stories every year.

This foundation holds two major fundraisers at Wolf Creek, the KFS Wine Fest in October, and the KFS Golf Event held in January. These events are extremely well attended and sell out every year. Along with the community support, the foundation is blessed to have the support of many local businesses and individuals that have made generous contributions to the foundation. We would like to recognize our title sponsors for this year’s golf event, Washington Federal, Eagles Landing, and Wolf Creek Golf Club. Without all of the support, KFS would not be in the position to help so many children.

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Every year at the KFS golf tournament, an organization associated with youth sports is allowed to run the 50/50 hole as an opportunity to raise funds for the organization. This year the VVHS baseball team sat on the 11th hole and raised $560 dollars to be split. The coach mentioned the $280 would go for batting helmets, but that is just where the story starts. The winner of the 50/50 donated the money straight back to the baseball team, and in the spirit of charity, the individual that won a $300 cash raffle prize also donated the prize money to the baseball team. What a wonderful contribution to a very worthy organization. V We would like to thank everyone for their support of the KFS foundation. If you would like to find out more about volunteering, donating, upcoming events, you can email the KFS Executive Director Nancy Hewett at kidsforsportfoundation@gmail.com. More information about grants and how to apply can be obtained by going to www.kidsforsportsfoundation.org.

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SP TLIGHT ON

Kathy Bussman

From Golf to Goodies

Once she was done crunching numbers, at the urging of many people in her life, Kathy hit the ground running with KatzKupCakery. By Carol S. Saldivar

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f you know Kathy, you likely love her. You’re probably awed by all that she does. If you entertain or mingle with those who do, you may have tasted some of Kathy’s cupcakes, cookies, or cakes. Perhaps you’ve attended a charity event where Kathy has often donated her time and countless treats. Kathy does all her baking and decorating desserts at her home in Mesquite. She and her husband, Stuart, bought their first home here in 2009 and leased it out until moving here in 2011. They eventually sold that home and downsized to their comfy place that overlooks Falcon Ridge Golf Course. It’s just right for the two of them and their sweet thirteen-year-old old Sheltie, Lizzie, who guards their driveway all day. Lizzie spends her days there sunning herself and greeting anyone passing by or approaching, with her friendly bark. Born in Florence, Oregon, Kathy’s parents moved to Washington when she was just a year old. She graduated from Mossyrock High School with her thirty-six classmates. She was class president, which she downplays, saying, “there were only thirty-seven of us!” She began her “numbers” career while raising her children in Centralia, Washington. She worked in finance at the Centralia Coal Mine and then became the financial leader at the adjacent Centralia Steam Plant. Her time at both places spans twenty-three years. Her favorite memory is when she transferred from the coal mine to the steam plant and met Stuart, her husband of twenty years, there. Her kids, by then, were grown and out on their own. When her kids were babies, Kathy took a cake decorating class from a lady that held classes in her home. She made all her kids’ birthday cakes and some wedding cakes over the years. Kathy says, “Stuart just learned a year or so ago, that I had all the cake decorating supplies from all those years ago, and that I liked to decorate cakes. He is the most amazing taste tester!”

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Both sides of Kathy’s brain are truly active! When Kathy became a single parent, she realized that in order to support her children adequately, so they would not experience the poverty she grew up in, she needed to attend college and improve her marketability in the job market. She began attending the local community college taking accounting, statistics and classes she said, “...in the order I felt they would benefit me the most at my job.” Thirty years after high school, Kathy proudly earned her Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from the University of Phoenix with a 3.9 GPA. Her entire college education was attained through night school while raising her children and working full time. After her years at the coal mine and steam plant ended, she was fortunate enough to be hired by Chambers Bay Golf Course and was a part of the opening team in 2007. Chambers Bay Golf Course in University Place, WA, hosted the US Open in 2015. After leaving Chambers Bay, she worked three years at Lucky Eagle Casino and Hotel in Rochester, WA, as Financial Controller. Kathy started at Wolf Creek Golf Course in 2011, where she oversaw all financial matters for their properties. She was Controller/HR Director for eight and a half years. In 2018 when getting ready to retire from Wolf Creek, Kathy finally decided that baking and decorating desserts professionally was the direction she wanted to take. 100

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Baking cakes and treats for the owners and guests at Wolf Creek, and other special occasions, she was urged by many people to do it professionally. She says, “I decided I might as well do it right,” and obtained a Nevada Food Cottage Permit and state and city licenses to operate out of her home. That’s when “KatzKupCakery” was born. She now works part-time for Mesquite Region Economic Development as their Accountant. She was on the Board of Directors from 2014 until 2018, when she was hired as an employee. Kathy recalls that her first experience volunteering was at age twenty-one for Lewis County Developmental Disabilities Program. She remembers, “we worked with challenged adults helping them with creative projects and shopping, things like that. Years later, I was at the local mall with my kids, and I saw the same group of adults in a Hallmark store. They actually remembered me and came up to me to say, “HI!” I’ll never forget that wonderful feeling that I had made a difference.” Kathy makes stunning appearances with The Mesquite Showgirls. She served on the Board for Virgin Valley Theatre Group, was stage manager, and starred in two lead roles for plays at the theatre. She served as Treasurer for Mesquite Senior Games. She, along with Nancy Hewett, is responsible for Kids for Sports being what it is today. Kids for Sports is an organization that awards grants to kids, removing financial barriers that might otherwise prevent them from participating in organized sports. She facilitated creating their non-profit status, getting the state business license and sales tax exemption, and is humble about her role, always attempting to keep the spotlight off herself and remain grounded in the work she does.

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She really enjoys volunteering at Thanksgiving at the Senior Center, helping serve dinner, and has for the last five years. She can also be found bell ringing for The Salvation Army.

entire life and now creates golf seat covers, theater costumes and even made her daughter’s wedding veil with her serger sewing machine.

This is near to her heart as she remembers, “When I was young, we lived in the projects. At the age of nine, I remember our landlord evicting us, and when we came back for our belongings, he had cleared out all our stuff, including the one and only bicycle I had as a child.” The Salvation Army brought us Christmas gifts and food on more than one occasion. I was five years old the first time, and I will never forget that.”

You have to wonder, is there anything she can’t do? Well, if you ask her, she’s a touch clumsy and has never been much into sports, except snow skiing and golf. She bowls on a fun mixed league where her team, the “Gutter Girls,” are known for having a good time. You know you’re in their league if you hear, “Gutter Girls, Gutter Girls, Rah! Rah! Rah!” after a strike on their team. One of Kathy’s favorite adventures is when she and her best friend, Diana McKinney, skydived here in Mesquite for her 62nd birthday. Diana was scared to death, but had promised (over a few glasses of wine in Rome, Italy) to jump with her. Kathy remembers thinking, as she jumped, “Diana is going to kill me for this!” because the jump out of the plane was really scary until you start floating down.

To escape the summer heat, they load up their enclosed trailer with their motorcycles, mountain e-bikes, golf clubs, Kathy’s craft supplies, all their food and her smoker, and head to Flagstaff, AZ. About the smoker, Kathy says, “you can’t get good smoked salmon in the stores, so I smoke my own.”

Kathy actually prefers pie over cake. But, no doubt, her cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and other delightful desserts are worth much more than she charges, and every bite is delectable! Not surprisingly, she says, “I don’t see what people say they see in me.” Well, we all see it, that’s for sure! V

Along with volunteering Kathy enjoys riding her e-bike up to the mesa and hiking. She has been an avid seamstress her

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Kathy and Stuart have four children between them, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Their families live in Washington, California and on the East coast. They visit them when they’re not traveling to their favorite warm places, one of which is Roatan, Honduras in the Caribbean. There they enjoy snorkeling amongst the beautiful reefs.

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Yourself By Jeffery J. McKenna, Esq.

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aving been an estate planning attorney for over twenty years, I have had many people ask, “Can I do my own estate planning documents?” I don’t hesitate with my answer. “Yes, definitely.” And then I add, “You can also deliver your own babies, many people do, or build your own house or repair your own cars.” My point is that we generally go to others who are much more trained and experienced than us to perform certain services. An avalanche of do-it-yourself 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-of-life documents” -- wills, estate planning forms, living wills, or “delegation documents,” giving certain tasks 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, 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 cost 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 accumulating assets, it’s worth going to an attorney to make sure that the beneficiaries you want to get your assets actually get them with the least amount of hassle and family strife. V Now with a satellite office in Panguitch. Jeffery J. McKenna is a local attorney serving clients in Utah, Nevada, and Arizona. He is a shareholder at the law firm of Barney McKenna and Olmstead. He is a founding member and former President of the Southern Utah Estate Planning Council. If you have questions regarding this article or if you have a topic you wish to have addressed in this column, you can call 435 628-1711 or email jmckenna@barney-mckenna.com.

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HOW DO YOU KNOW If Your Loved One is Ready for Home Health?

By Tracy L. Rodgers, RN, Marketing Director for MVHC

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ince 1965, Home Health, a skilled service under Medicare Part B, has been providing services in a patient’s home, Assisted Living Facilities, and other skilled facilities. The question is often asked, “How do I know if my loved one needs Home Health?” Here’s a quick reference guide for you to know if your loved one may need a Home Health evaluation.

Home Health is provided for numerous services, including disease management and medication management and teaching, physical therapy following surgery or needed for rehabilitation, safety and strength training, wound care services, infusion services, occupational need, and speech and swallow services. Home Health can provide skilled services, whether your condition is temporary or chronic.

This is a Medicare Part A and B covered service, with no co-pay with most traditional home care Medicare plans. Part A benefits cover services after three consecutive hospitalization days or services needed in a skilled nursing facility (SNF). Many insurance carriers have a home health benefit as well. Any payor source questions can be investigated and answered by a Medicare-certified agency.

There are numerous ancillary services attached under the Home Health service window, including certified nursing assistant services to help with personal care, and social workers to help with family, financial, or long-term planning, etc. Each home health agency may differ in the services provided due to employees, demographics, etc.

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or non-healing surgical wounds, Home Health can provide a skilled nurse to aide with wound care or intravenous therapy. One important fact is that Home Health is not just for people over the age of 65. Home Health services all age groups: children, pediatrics, obstetrics, disabled, those with acute or chronic illnesses, etc.

If you or your loved one has started having frequent falls, with or without injury, a physical therapy evaluation may be requested. Physical therapy at home can evaluate safety and work on a home safety program, as well as range-of-motion and strengthening to help prevent future falls or injury. If you or your loved one needs help in maintaining function or improving functional status, a physical therapy evaluation could be right for you. Home safety recommendations and durable medical equipment recommendations can be made at that time as well. A home care nurse can help if there has been a new or chronic diagnosis such as diabetes, unstable congestive heart failure, or extensive medication management. Support with stabilization of symptoms, medication education, and set up, as well as monitoring the onset or start of new medications, including diabetic management, such as blood glucose monitoring, injections, and medication review. Home Care can help with numerous disease management issues. Recent surgeries may need follow-up, and home health can provide services to aid in your recovery for wound or incisional care, physical therapy and safety training, or postoperative management. If there is a need for infusion therapy at home, wound care to venous or arterial ulcers, diabetic ulcers, pressure injuries,

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The critical component is that the patient must meet “homebound status,” meaning they cannot leave home without significant help from outside services. They must also continue to have a skilled service requirement, and a physician will oversee the management and recommendations of the home health agency. Home Health can provide an adjunct in your recovery or transitional care in many ways. They offer specialties such as nursing care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, certified nursing aide, social work, speech therapy, etc. Mesa View Home Care is a locally owned, operated, grassroots company that has been awarded the HealthInsight Quality Award numerous times and ranked in the top 10% of the US for Home Care Companies. There are over 145 home care companies in Nevada qualified to receive the award and only 8% actually do. If you have questions about home care for you or your loved one, Mesa View Home Care would love the opportunity to answer them. We’re happy to accept Medicare and most insurance plans. We thank the Mesquite, Moapa Valley, and Arizona Strip residents for your ongoing support for the last 11 years. V Mesa View Home Care is located at 330 Falcon Ridge Parkway, Mesquite, NV 89027. Please feel free to contact us at (702) 346-2460 if you have any home health questions or would like a free evaluation. We have a nurse on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to serve you or your loved one.


By Kevin Soderquist

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reen Spring Golf Course is a top-rated municipal Golf Course owned by Washington City. We strive to offer a premier, quality golfing experience while keeping rates affordable. Designed by award-winning golf course designer Gene Bates, Green Spring opened in 1989 and was ranked in the Top 5 Best New Public Golf Courses in America by Golf Digest in its debut year. Green Spring Golf Course remains a fan favorite among locals and visitors. Signature holes 5, “Bottomless Pit,” and 6, “Devils Gulch,” have you shooting across red rock ravines that will surely get your heart racing! These two holes feature breathtaking shots over a deep red-rock canyon, with stunning backdrops of Pine Valley Mountain and views of Red Cliffs State Park Recreation Area. Hole 6 was ranked as “The Hardest Hole in Utah’ for many years in the Salt Lake Tribune poll until they expanded the rankings to the “18 Hardest Holes in Utah”; it currently resides on that list. There are many water hazards and defiant ravines to navigate on the course. Green Spring is considered by many to be the toughest course in southern Utah, so bring extra balls! V Green Spring Golf Course is located at 588 N Green Spring Drive, Washington, Utah. For more course information, pictures, drone footage of each hole, rates, or to book a time, please visit our website, golfgreenspring.com, or call the Pro Shop, 435-673-7888.

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Stay in the Game By Donna Eads

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he game of tennis is a fantastic game of fitness, endurance, and strategy. The average ‘club’ player needs to find a way to stay injury-free and fit also. Several exercises reduce the possibility of injuries and make you more successful on the court as well. From a strong core to great footwork, all workouts need to be a mix of these points: running the lines of the court, plus medicine ball tosses. Endurance and protection of joints are areas that no one really enjoys doing, so make it into a fun ‘dance.’ An example would be the ‘volley dance’ which is easy to do anywhere and anytime. Just follow the ‘bouncing ball’: left foot out with a forehand volley back to the ‘ready position’

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then right foot out with a backhand volley back to the ‘ready position’ and repeat ten times each side. During regular volley, the racquet must stay in your sight, and it is mainly a break of the wrist in front of your core. Of course, this dance is written for the right-handed player - simply reverse for a left-handed player. To protect your body, strength exercises are crucial. For the knees and ankles, do some lunges and hip bridges. For the back and shoulders, try chin-ups. Your wrist and elbow need a workout too. First, do front lifts with wrist over a counter, then turn hands upright repeat the lifts. Lastly, with hands straight in front, twist right to left. Do 15 of each lift. Light weights are needed because these areas only have small muscles.


If you hit the ball, you should expect and want the next shot. Stay in control of the play as long as possible, whether it is singles or doubles. In doubles, it is important to think that the most natural path of a ball is back the way it came. So, if I hit a ball, I should expect that the next shot is either close to me or right back to me. The ‘player’ must be motivated and ready for the next shot as fast as possible since you are looking to control the point. Practice the ‘ready’ position in the mirror at home. Ready position means you have your racquet up in front of you with your feet about shoulder-width apart. You should be able to be in position within seconds. Speaking of mirrors, a player must mirror or follow their opponent’s moves, and their partner should follow as well. Some people say follow the path of the ball, but in truth, you are following your opponent’s moves. In doubles, it is essential that partners work as one on the court and that they communicate. That means if I have to move to the right – my partner should move to the right. Talk often on the court to your partner. As long as the ball is on your side of net discussion between partners is permitted. Always look at all the movement on the court during a point, and you will see that it is like a beautiful dance of constant adjustment and play. Everyone that has played doubles knows the saying ‘solve the problem by hitting up the middle.’ With this knowledge, we know we must try to take the easy shot away from our opponents by defending the middle. Additionally, make your opponent hit the shot they may not want. By mirroring your opponent or covering the middle, you have made it harder to hit their easiest choice. If you see that your opponents love to hit a favorite shot, such as a lob, have a plan to counter it. The game of doubles is like a big chess game. Try to plan two or three plays ahead, which means THINK! Always call the score before serving, make line calls quickly, and play fair. See you on the courts soon! V

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TRI-STATE ATV/UTV JAMBOREE Mar 18 - 21 | varies Join us at the Washington County Legacy Park in Hurricane, Utah for the 17th annual Tri-state ATV/UTV Jamboree. Featuring 28 rides this year, including 2 brand new rides. Each ride will be led by experienced guides who not only know the trails but also the history of the area and key points of interest. Registration on-site only after Feb 28. Visit www.tristateatvclub.com for more information and space availability. DRAMA AT THE DINER March 20-Apr 3 | see website for specifics Drama at the Diner will play at the Mesquite Community Theater, 150 North Yucca Street, on March 20, 21, 27 & 28 and on April 2 & 3 at 7:00 pm. Matinees held on March 22 and 29 at 2:00 pm. Tickets are available online at www.mctnv.com. DoNUT DASH 5K Mar 21 | 10am Entry Fee: $20 (adult) - $5 (16 & under) Join RRCI (Red Rock Center for Independence) and community members of all ages and abilities at Crosby Confluence Park, 2099 S. Convention Center Dr. in St. George, Utah as we participate in the 4th annual Fun Run DoNut Dash 5K. Questions contact (435) 673-7501. To register and for more information visit www.rrci.org. THE LOOP AT MOAPA VALLEY Mar 28 | 10am to 4pm Free Admission The Moapa Valley Revitalization Project (MVRP) is holding the second annual family bicycle event “The Loop at Moapa Valley”. This free event showcases the richness and diversity of the Moapa Valley to families from neighboring urban areas in the region. Come enjoy the slow-paced ride, soak up the scenery, and shop local vendor and artisan booths. Don’t forget to grab a limited edition commemorative t-shirt ($10)! For more information visit www.theloopatmoapavalley.com.

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April SPRING OPEN HOUSE & LOCAL ART SHOW Apr 4 | 10am-4pm Come enjoy wonderful art made by local artisans and craftsmen, live music, refreshments, door prizes, and more at Rooster Cottage Consignment Gallery, 748 W Pioneer Blvd, Mesquite, Nevada. For more information or to reserve a booth (booth space $15) call 702-346-5112. PASSOVER SEDER Apr 8 | Evening Join a Passover Seder - a Jewish community feast that includes telling stories, eating special foods, singing, and other Passover traditions. Space is limited. For more information visit JewishSouthernUtah.com or call Rabbi Mendy Cohen at 435-619-6630. SOUTHERN NEVADA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Apr 11 | 8:30pm Ticket price varies Southern Nevada Symphony Orchestra presents a Spring Concert, conducted by Dr. Selmer Spitzer. Tickets on sale at the CasaBlanca front desk. For more information visit www.snsymphony.com. 41st ANNUAL ST. GEORGE ART FESTIVAL Apr 10-11 | 10am-6pm Free Admission Set in the beautiful St. George Town Square at 50 S. Main, the St. George Art Festival is known for consistently outstanding work presented by over 110 amazing artists from around the country. Festival goers enjoy thousands of original works of art, live entertainment, a vibrant children’s area, and foods of all kinds. For more information, visit www.sgartfestival.com.


DIXIE POWER KITE FESTIVAL Apr 18 | 10am-7pm Free Admission Join us at the Dixie State University Encampment Mall for the Dixie Power Kite Festival. The Festival aims to promote reading as a habit and encourage students to engage in family-oriented physical activity. On the day of the event, qualifying students earn a high-quality kite or book for their reading efforts. Festivities include kite flying, games, vendors, continuous entertainment, etc. The proceeds from the Festival are given to the Washington County School District for literacy programs. In the past 16 years. Dixie Power Kite Festival has given back $350,000 to the literacy programs in the elementary schools. For more information visit dixiepowerkitefestival.com. BIRD FEST Apr 23-25 | Join birders in St. George, Utah for a festival with a new twist as Red Cliffs Audubon gives attendees of the Red Cliffs Bird Fest opportunities that they wouldn’t get at any other bird festival. Bird Fest’s field trips will combine birding with outdoor activities—biking, boating, photography, archaeology, and astronomy. Sign up online at www.redcliffsbirdfest.org WASHINGTON CITY COTTON DAYS Apr 23-28 Come celebrate Washington! Events include a Movie in the Park & Ice Cream Social, Lion’s Club Breakfast, Cotton Days 5K, parade, Cotton Fest (vendor booths, food, kid games, live entertainment, etc), Car Show, and more! Visit www.washingtoncity.org for specifics.

MESQUITE FAMILY FUN NIGHT Apr 29 | 5:30pm-9:30pm Free* Join us for a night filled with activities, games, music, food, and fun for ALL AGES! Free BBQ sponsored by the City of Mesquite Athletics & Leisure Services Department with assistance from the Mesquite Fire & Rescue cooking crew! *Mechanical Bull $1/ride with monies donated to local charities. For more information contact the Mesquite Athletics & Leisure Services Department at (702) 346-8732. MESQUITE DAYS Apr 29-May 3 Join us as we celebrate the 36th annual Mesquite Days! Festivities include a Historical Walking Tour, Bake Off, Mesquite Days Carnival, live music, vendor booths, Mayor’s Pancake Breakfast, Mesquite Days Parade, and more! See the flyer in this issue for a schedule of events. For more information contact the Mesquite Department of Athletics & Leisure Services at (702) 346-8732.

Save the Date MESQUITE AMATEUR GOLF TOURNAMENT May 25-29 Entering its 18th year of competition, the Mesquite Amateur is one of the largest handicapped amateur tournaments in the nation. The tournament consists of a five-day 54-hole, net, stroke play tournament. Participants compete against a field of players with a similar handicap. Finalist rankings determined by comparing the three-day cumulative score. For more information visit www.casablancaresort.com/golf/mesquite-amateur.

KAYENTA STREET PAINTING FESTIVAL Apr 25-26 | 10am-6pm Free Admission A Full Weekend of Family Fun with Street Art, Art Galleries, Food, & Entertainment. The 9th annual Kayenta Arts Foundation Street Painting Festival brings students and professional artists together to create a world of magical street art. For more information visit www.kayentaarts.com.

MUDD VOLLEYBALL May 30 Mesquite Rotary Club’s 7th Annual Mudd Volleyball Tournament. You won’t want to miss the action! If you haven’t participated before, you will undoubtedly want to get involved in 2020 for some good dirty fun! Volunteers are needed as judges, referees, and scorekeepers. For more information, or if you wish to register your team, please email Mesquite Rotary at mesquiterotarynv@gmail.com or call Linda at 307-760-9544.

*Please see our Facebook page for additions or changes to this calendar.

**Dates and times of events are accurate at the time of printing.

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ADVERTISING DIRECTORY Aguilar Mobile Carwash. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112

Mesquite Department of Athletics & Leisure Services . . . . . . . . . 104

All Secure Storage LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

Mesquite Days. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89

Angel Whispers Spa and Meditation Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

Mesquite Link Realty - Beverly Rineck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109

Anytime Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112

Mesquite Link Realty LLC - Deb Parsley. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Aravada Springs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Mesquite Tile & Flooring. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Area Senior Centers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

Mesquite Veterinary Clinic – Peggy Purner DVM . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113

Baird Painting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

Moapa Valley & Virgin Valley Mortuaries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Bank of Nevada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

Mortgage Mate LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79

Beehive Homes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95

MPD/OHV Inspections. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Back Cover

Budget Blinds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91, 112

MVP Productions – Kris Zurbas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113

C & J Shutters, Blinds, Flooring. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

NRC –Cambria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93

Carter Cook, CPA's . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Oasis Golf Club. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Inside Back Cover

Center for the Arts at Kayenta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81

Odyssey Landscaping. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113

Clea's Realty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Oral & Facial Surgery Center of Mesquite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Conestoga Golf Club - 1880 Grille. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

Pioneer Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87

Dave Amodt Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114

Pirate's Landing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Deep Roots Harvest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Polynesian Pools. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20, 114

Del Webb – Sun City Mesquite. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Preston's Medical Waste. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114

Desert Oasis Spa & Salon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

Preston’s Shredding. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114

Desert Pain Specialists. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82

Ready Golf Cars. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106

ERA – Sharon Szarzi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112

Red Rock Golf Center - Rob Krieger. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114

Eureka Casino Resort - Gregory's Steakhouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Reliance Connects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

Eureka Casino Resort Miles of Fairway. . . . . . . . . . Inside Front Cover

Re/Max Ridge Realty – Cindy Risinger Team. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 ,61

Farmers Insurance – Bill Mitchell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Rooster Cottage Consignment Gallery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95

Friends of Gold Butte. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Sears Hometown Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98

Front Porch Flowers and Gifts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Senior Center Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

Galaxy T Graphics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Shop, Eat, Play Moapa Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44, 45

Great Clips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112

Silver Rider . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Guillen – Heating, Cooling & Refrigeration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

Southern Nevada Symphony Orchestra. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

H&R Block. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

St. George Golf. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105

Hangey's Custom Upholstering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112

St. George Surgical Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73

Heritage Electric. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112

Staging Spaces and Redesign. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79

Iceberg Air Conditioning & Heating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113

State Farm - Lisa Wilde. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

Judi Moreo – Speaker, Author, & Coach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41, 113

Sugars Home Plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Katz KupCakery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114

The CAIRN Women's Conference. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Kayenta Arts Foundation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101

The Inside Scoop. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Keller Williams – Beverly Powers Uhlir . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

The Lindi Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

Keller Williams - Michelle Hampston & Tiffani Jacobs. . . . . . . . . . . 96

The Travel Connection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Ken Garff Mesquite Ford – Dave Heath . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113

The UPS Store. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Kitchen Encounters/Classy Closets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

Tuacahn Amphitheatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Mary Bundy Insurance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113

Washington Federal Bank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Mesa Valley Estates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42, 72

Xtreme Stitch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Mesquite Fine Arts Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113

Yogi Window Cleaning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112

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