1 Inside this issue Caring about YOUR town...caring about YOU! VOL. 121 NUMBER 32 THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2015 NORTH SANPETE Fairview Canyon rollover claims life A2 Mt. Pleasant power honored A3 CENTRAL SANPETE Second grade reading lower A2 Palisade Park gets cabin tents A8 GUNNISON VALLEY Drew Hill named to All-State team A7 GVHS soccer player All-State A7 Miracle coming to fruition MESSENGER PHOTOS BY JESIRAE PIPES We re ready Cast, crew and support volunteers made final preparations this week for the 49th Mormon Miracle Pageant, which opens today. Above, Mindy Van Horn of Sterling sets up the handicapped seating area. At left, performers who will play the Angel in the Tower receive a briefing from the temple engineer on technical aspects of the scene. This year s cast is about 900, a little smaller than the previous two years. About 1,200 other volunteers are helping with props, scenery, costumes, makeup and visitor services. Dress rehearsals were held Tuesday and Wednesday. Aside from a couple of glitches with a costume and lighting, the first rehearsal went very smoothly, director John Keeler said. We re ready. Performances will be staged Thursday through Saturday this week, and Tuesday, June 23 through Saturday, June 27. The weather forecast calls for sunny skies and no rain through both weeks. Lawsuit filed by Fairview rancher claims ultrasound caused deaths of 92 sheep By Michael Kruse FAIRVIEW A rancher is suing a Mt. Pleasant veterinarian for allegedly causing the death of 92 sheep. Michael Cox of Fairview claims that Dr. Eric Dent of the Sanpete Veterinary Clinic was negligent in performing a rectal ultrasound on his sheep. Cox claims the effects from the ultrasound were the cause of the death of his sheep. The lawsuit filed in the Sixth District Court in January by James Gillespie, attorney, on behalf of Cox alleges Dent failed to possess and exercise that degree of skill, diligence and attention which may ordinarily be expected of trustworthy veterinarians practicing in the defendant s community. Cox had Dent examine his 106 sheep on July 31, 2013, and Dent used a rectal ultrasound system to test all the ewes for pregnancy. The next day one of the ewes died, and all the sheep had been showing negative effects from the testing. The pregnant ewes had to have the lambs aborted, and, in the end, 92 of the sheep died. According to Cox s complaint, an examination of the dead sheep showed collections of pus known as abscesses in the sheep s abdomen and found that the injuries were sustained due to rectal tearing after the ultrasound. Cox claims his sheep were registered pure-bred Suffolk ewes and valued the ewes at $2,000 apiece. Cox is asking the court for just under $270,000 in damages for the cost of the sheep and other financial loss incurred as result of Dent s alleged negligence. In Dent s answer filed by David Richards, a Salt Lake City attorney, Dent claims he cannot be liable for damages that Cox failed to mitigate. Richards said the veterinarian followed his training and the correct procedures he learned in school. Richards said there can t be any negligence if proper produces were followed. Although Richards admitted the sheep died due to the effects of the ultrasound, he said there is no evidence that Dent acted inappropriately or with negligence. He said he didn t know why the sheep died after the ultrasound. It s still a mystery, Richards said. Richards also said Cox is overstating the value of the sheep and that the value of the sheep is one of the biggest (See Lawsuit on A4) It s all bad, county attorney says of careless sex by young people By Doug Lowe Managing editor MANTI Sanpete County Attorney Brody Keisel shakes his head and says, It s all bad. Then he repeats the three words more slowly and emphatically, It s all bad! He is talking about sexual activity among teens and young adults who can carelessly break the law without realizing it and then suffer life-altering consequences. Uninformed young people may think there is nothing wrong with a bit of heavy petting, or with sending and receiving what amounts to pornographic text messages (known as sexting ) via a cell phone or internet-connected computer. One Sanpete resident, who is now in his late 20s and asked not to be named, can still hardly believe the trouble he got into with his cell phone. All I did, he asserts, was receive a nude photo from some girl who was 17 and then delete it from my phone. Six years later, he must wait a few more years to get off the stigmatizing registry of sex-offenders, which lumps him, he says, with real pedophiles, rapists and kidnappers. Before going onto the sex-offender registry, he had to spend months behind bars. While locked up, he claims he was sexually assaulted by other inmates because he had been labeled as a child-molesting sex pervert. The young man, who will soon turn 30, isn t telling the whole story, at least not according to Keisel s recollection. Keisel should know, because he was the attorney who prosecuted and convicted him. The man not only received nude selfies (photos of one s self taken with a cell phone) from two different 17-year-old girls. He also sent them selfies of his private parts. And, while that is bad enough, his offense was made worse by a little-known part of Utah s (See Careless sex on A2) Mt. Pleasant, Fairview, Fayette all get good news from CIB By Robert Stevens Mt. Pleasant, Fairview and Fayette can now move forward with major construction projects they will undertake with Community Impact Board (CIB) funding in the form of grants and loans announced on Tuesday. At the June 11 meeting of the CIB in Price, funding for the three community projects was finally approved by the board. The dream of building a swimming pool complex in Mt. Pleasant has been floating around for something like 30 years now. And, recently, with the help of a zero interest loan from Splash Pads USA and money they raised from impact taxes and youth fundraising, construction was begun on the first stage of that dream complex a splash pad that is scheduled to open July 4th. After learning of the CIB grant of $1,000,000 and loan of $1,000,000 loan (over 30 years at 2.5 percent interest), Mt. Pleasant Mayor Dave Blackham said, Getting CIB funds for construction of the North Sanpete Aquatic Center is very exciting news. We ve been working with the North Sanpete School District and the Board of Education as well as with Wasatch Academy because all area students (See CIB on A2) Historic home in Manti, vandalized, fire set By Suzanne Dean Publisher MANTI An historic oolite stone house in northwest Manti was vandalized last week and a fire apparently set inside. Two sources indicated youths had been apprehended in the case, but the Messenger was unable to obtain official confirmation of arrests from the Sheriff s Office by press time. After alarms in the center of the city sounded for about 15 minutes around 8 p.m. on Friday June 12, fire crews from Manti and Sterling, volunteers from the Manti Ambulance Association and sheriff s deputies responded to the home at 203 S. 200 West. Fire fighters found a fire in about a 2-foot-square area on the kitchen floor, Manti Fire Chief John Jensen said. There was no one in the house and no flames. It was just smoldering, Jensen said. But it really smoked up the house. It s not going to be cheap to clean it up. A neighbor identified the owner as Carol Trittipo, whose main residence is in California. A friend of the owner who watches the house saw the interior after the fire and said vandals, who apparently entered through a window on the south side of the house, had (See Vandalism on A12) Window on south side of the historic James Cook House at 203 S. 200 West where vandals apparently entered. They wrote obscenities on a wall and apparenlty started a fire. Where to find it Central Sanpete A2 North Sanpete A2 Opinion A4 Lifestyle A5 Society A6 Sports A7 Family Fun A11 Quote of the Week First I take out a pen and make sure I know the exact difference in the ages of the two individuals involved how many years and how many days apart they were in age on the date of the alleged offense. Camille Neider, Ogden attorney who defends teens and young adults facing sex charges Sanpete Weather Forecast High/Low Chance Precip. Thursday 96/62, Clear 0% Friday 95/60, Clear 0% Saturday 95/60, Clear 0% Sunday 96/65, Clear 0% Last Week data courtesy Ted Olson Date High/Low /Prec. June 9 87/48 June 10 79/55.10 June 11 75/54.21 June 12 81/46 June 13 83/49 June 14 86/47.01 June 15 89/51.01
2 A2 Central Sanpete Second-grade reading suffering compared to other grades By Michael Kruse MANTI Students in every grade level in the South Sanpete School District showed an increase in reading ability except the reading level in second grade went down, according to a report presented at the recent board of education meeting. Program director Arlene Anderson presented the results of the DIBELS test, a standard- ized test given to students in kindergarten through third grades. The test only assesses reading ability and not comprehension and measures students on their reading ability relative to their grade level. Anderson presented the data that showed students in the district were hitting the benchmark for their grade level. Overall the schools performed well, showing increased improvement in every grade except second. Board member Kathy Frandsen expressed concern about the second grade going down rather than up. Anderson said she had discussion with the principals and said the teachers were going to work with students who may be having a more difficult time reading. Frandsen said part of the problem was aides and paraprofessionals handle most of the students who are struggling instead of teachers. Anderson said she is confident in the principals ability to work with the teachers and put a plan in place. I feel good that principals have set plans, Anderson said. She added that the big thing is for teachers to actively look for the children who may need extra help with reading. She said the data they get from DIBELS is a great resource in zeroing in on potential areas of concern. These tools are phenomenal, they really help us, Anderson said. She talked of how valuable the reports are since she can break it down by grade, by school or even by class to work with individual teachers. Superintendent Kent Larsen pointed out that tests aren t everything, especially since this test does not test reading comprehension, it may not give the most accurate results. An update was given on the summer lunch program. Paul Gottfredson said the program has been successful so far with over 700 kids a day getting lunch in the park. The district brought back the program this year, and it will run until the end of June. The board also reviewed the budget for this coming year and approved funding requests for new ipads and computers. This money had already been set aside in the budget for it but any purchase order over $20,000 needs approval from the board. Careless sex (Continued from A1) complicated sex-crime laws, a part that addresses the issue of sex crimes by someone who is in a position of trust with his victim. That special circumstance happened to apply to the young man, now nearly 30, who got in trouble at 22. He had a job working in a position of trust around the 17-year-old girls, which is how he met the girls with whom he exchanged sexual photos. Defense attorney Camille Neider, who practices mainly in the Ogden area and specializes in helping teens and young adults charged with sex-crimes, believes that the law shouldn t be so complicated, so hard to understand and remember. I get cases all the time, says Neider, where I have to go to the law and look it up it s that complicated. But, first I take out a pen and make sure I know the exact difference in the ages of the two individuals involved how many years and how many days apart they were in age on the date of the alleged offense. Then I go to the law and study the situation. It shouldn t be that complicated, but it is. In most cases the teenagers and young adults who come to Neider had no idea that they were breaking the law. To them, what they were doing seemed okay especially if there was no actual sex involved. As Neider sees it, In one sense, the criminal statutes are overly complicated and then, the flip side is that the sex-offender registry is overly simplistic either you re on it or you re not. Yes, there are some crimes that people view as unforgivable, but there are a whole lot of others that someone should be able to recover from. Back in 2009, the Utah Legislature realized that some parts of Utah s sex law were making too many impulsive and foolish kids into felons. So they tweaked things a bit. But the changes weren t major. But both Neider and Keisel agree that the average teenager can t understand all the different parts of the law what s legal and what isn t. Neider cites a case of hers where the young adult had recently moved to Utah and actually tried to inform himself about our laws governing sex acts. From his reading, he thought it would be safe to go ahead and have a relationship with a 17-year-old he had met online. He continued the flirtation online and on the cell phone. The mutual flirtation escalated to the point where the two were talking about getting together for a date and possibly sex, so they starting sending each other provocative, nude photos. Then wham! The young man suddenly found himself in the slammer for a sexual offense with a penalty worse than if he and the young woman had simply gotten together and engaged in sex. When Keisel first heard of Neider s case, he doubted it could be true, but upon closer examination of various parts of Utah statutes he agreed that if the young man was no more than three years older than the 17-year-old girl, then the so-call sexting was a more serious crime for him than having sex with the minor especially if his flirtation was viewed as enticement. Besides enticement there are other issues that can snare unwary teens and young adults. Issues of consent can arise when a girl friend who is too young has sex, gets dumped and decides to burn her former lover by claiming their sexual activity was not consensual. For teens, abstinence is obviously the safest answer abstinence not only from sex but also from sexting. And, anyone 18 or older needs to abstain from any kind of sex-related involvement with anyone under 18. Simply touching anyone under age 18 in a sexual manner can land young adults in jail depending on all kind of complicating factors like the ages of the parties involved. And not knowing the actual age of the other person is no excuse according to Utah law. Neider recalls one of her clients in his late teens or early twenties who got hauled in by the police and questioned about a girl he admitted dating and having sex with. She had talked to him about having a driver license, about various things going on in her high school and about his not being her first sex partner. Then the police stunned him by revealing she was only 14, which meant he had committed the legal equivalent of rape. All three lawyers interviewed for this story are parents and undoubtedly have the natural desire of all good parents to see that no harm physical, mental, or legal befalls their children. The question is how to best accomplish that. Should Utah s criminal codes regarding sexual behavior and sexting be revised and made more understandable? Maybe even be taught in high school? Would that keep more youngsters on the safe side of the law and morality? Some lawyers are content to leave such questions legislators, educators and religious leaders. But, Neider for one, is outspoken in saying, I think Utah needs to catch up with the times, probably lowering the age of consent a bit, and becoming more realistic about whether or not kids are going to have sex no matter how much we teach them to wait. North Sanpete DUP replaces historic marker north of Peterson Dance Hall By Lindsay Hope PHOTO COURTESY UTAH HIGHWAY PATROL Utah Highway Patrol personnel investigate the rollover accident on S.R. 31. Troy Young, a Carbon County man, was killed in the wreck. Rollover up Fairview Canyon claims life of Carbon County man By Michael Kruse FAIRVIEW A Carbon County man was killed in a rollover accident in Fairview Canyon Saturday morning. Troy Young, 48, was ejected from the cab of the semi he was driving down S.R. 31. Young was not wearing his seatbelt and was dead on arrival. According to the Utah CIB (Continued from A1) will benefit from the swimming pool as will everyone living in the northern part of the county. Fairview s approved requested for CIB funding was to continue the ongoing renovation of their historic city office building which had gone over budget during its reconstruction. The city will use the supplemental CIB funding, a $250,000 grant and Highway Patrol (UHP), witnesses reported Young was driving too fast and at some point the brakes on the semi began to overheat. Young had a backhoe attached to his semi. Young was driving west toward Fairview, and around milepost 2 the truck came around a right-hand bend and ended up in the eastbound lane. Young tried to pull the truck into the westbound lane but overshot the lane, and the truck went up a hillside and rolled. Young was thrown from the cab. The backhoe came detached from the trailer, and the road was closed for several hours while UHP cleaned up the trailer, the semi and the backhoe. UHP is investigating the possibly of drugs involved in the accident. a $150,000 loan (for 30 years at 0.0 percent interest), to help make up the difference between the renovation s original cost estimate of $1,700,000 and the revised projection of $2,100,000. Sanpete County Commissioner Claudia Jarrett said, As our communities grow, so do the needs of our public services. Fairview has done a commendable job preserving the local community s history, while expanding the city building for future generations. This grant and loan is an example of the CIB s commitment to raise the quality of the residents lives in rural Utah. Fayette sought CIB funding for a city-wide road maintenance and overhaul project that they plan to accomplish in phases consisting mostly of roto-milling, laying asphalt and chip sealing. The CIB awarded Fayette a $450,000 grant to start work on the initial phase of that project. FAIRVIEW The North Bend Camp of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) proudly unveiled a new historical marker this week, in place of the old one just north of the Peterson Dance Hall. Two special DUP dignitaries came to town to be part of the new marker s unveiling ceremony. They were International DUP President Maureen Smith and the International DUP Marker Representative Kathy Brimhall. Both dignitaries spoke briefly before the actual unveiling. Having DUP s inter- national leadership attend and speak at the event in Fairview was a special honor, according to Peggy Llewellyn, marker chair of the North Bend Camp. Gone is the crumbling old monument. A beautiful, study new historic marker has taken its place. The previous monument was erected around 1956 and stood until After undergoing repairs on three occasions, the time came when with heavy hearts, the decision had to be made to replace the crumbling marker, said Llewellyn. Indeed, the old marker had reached the point where rocks were falling out and further repair seemed impractical. Several fundraisers were held in order to finance a replacement marker or monument. It took about 18 months for enough money to be raised and for the stone and masonry work to be completed. Thanks were extended by Llewellyn to all who donated so generously. The new monument, made of Sanpete s famous Oolite stone (the same kind used in building the Manti LDS Temple), was quarried out of Manti and erected by Manti s D. L. Bown Masonry. The inscribed plaque on the marker is the same as the previous one and tells a bit of the history of Fairview s settlement. LINDSAY HOPE / MESSENGER PHOTO (L-R) Mae Thompson, president of the north sanpete company of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) stands with Maurine Smith, International DUP President, Katherine Brimhall, International DUP Marker Representative, Peggy Llewellyn, marker chairman of the DUP north bend camp, and Carmen Anderson stand beside the new historical marker unveiled Saturday just north of the Peterson Dance Hall in Fairview.
3 Mt. Pleasant power gets national kudos By Doug Lowe Managing editor MT. PLEASANT The power department of Mt. Pleasant City was recently honored with the gold level of the Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) designation by the American Public Power Association (APPA) of Arlington, Va. The RP3 designation for Mt. Pleasant Power was announced May 18 during APPA s annual engineering and operations technical conference in Sacramento. In announcing the designees, Kenneth Stone, an executive with the municipal power utility of Braintree, Mass., who also serves as an APPA officer, underscored the achievement by saying, Utilities that have earned APPA s RP3 designation are implementing best practices for the industry. Shane Ward, Mt. Pleasant s power superintendent, said of the announcement, We re honored to receive the RP3 designation. Our utility staff puts in a lot of hard work to serve this community. RP3 represents a much-appreciated recognition of this hard work. Mayor Dave Blackham gave Ward and his team both a figurative, and a literal, pat on the back for all the great work they do for the citizens of Mt. Pleasant. Our power department is an operation any city would be proud of, said Blackham. Blackham said the department is always teaching and training a continual stream of apprentice crew members, many who leave to take higher paying jobs elsewhere once they ve completed their apprenticeship. Blackham also attributes some part of the department s excellence to their frequent work helping out the power crews of neighboring cities especially Spring City, but also Fairview, Ephraim and Manti whenever extra assistance is needed. The RP3 designation lasts for three years and has three levels: Diamond ( percent), platinum (90-98 percent) and gold (80-89 percent). The percentage is of the possible points in four disciplines : reliability, safety, workforce development and system improvement. A panel of 18 public power employees reviews the applications to determine the points. For instance, in the discipline of reliability, the application asks questions about the monitoring/ tracking of the utility s reliability (i.e., outages under five minutes, outages over five minutes, major outages from severe weather and planned outages) and about how The Mt. Pleasant Power Department was recently honored with the Reliable Public Power Provider designation by the American Public Power Association. The city team responsible for this achievement includes (back row, L-R) Councilman Kevin Stallings, Utility Accounts Manager Celeste Curtis, Treasurer Dave Oxman, Mayor Dave Blackham, Councilman Monte Bona, Assistant Treasurer Jeanne Tejada, Recorder Jane Banks, (front row) Crew Member Tyler Beesley, Crew Member Taran Taylor, Superintendent Shane Ward, Line foreman Cameron Parry and Apprentice Crew Member Korde Chynoweth. the utility uses this monitoring/ tracking data to improve the utility s overall delivery of power (i.e., checking for the worst-performing circuits, trimming trees, converting overhead wires to underground, installing lightning arresters, etc.). In the discipline of reliability, the application also asks for details on the utility s mutual aid agreements with other utilities in case of power outages, details of the utility s disaster plan and details concerning efforts to prevent theft, vandalism and terrorist attacks. A total of 97 electrical power utilities received the RP3 designation in 2015 and joined 94 others currently having the RP3 designation. Nationwide more than 2,000 communities or states own and operate public power systems as not-for-profit electric utilities, serving over 41 million citizens. Utah has 41 such government-owned electrical systems. Five of those are owned by cities in Sanpete County: Ephraim City, Fairview City, Manti, Spring City and Mt Pleasant City. Mt. Pleasant joining Skyline to Arapeen with road work By Michael Kruse MT. PLEASANT Mt. Pleasant City has agreed to pitch in $5,000 to reopen a road up Power Plant Road beyond the power plant to better connect to Skyline Drive and the Arapeen Trail System. The money will be used to pave the road in order to make it drivable for full-sized vehicles. Kevin Christensen, director of economic development for Sanpete County, said he expects them to be able to open the road to all vehicles in a couple of weeks. However, he would not commit to a date. The road has been closed to full-sized vehicles since August of last year, and the closure means only ATVS or other similarly sized vehicles can use the road. Christensen described the condition of the road before as terrible. Monte Bona mentioned at a previous meeting of the Mt. Pleasant city council on May 12 that the alliance of the Mormon Pioneer National Heritage Area (See Road work on A4) Sanpete County Thursday, June 18 Support groups NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) support groups will be held at 7 p.m. at the South Sanpete School District office building. The Connections and Recovery Group is for adults dealing with mental health issues. The Family Support Group is for family and friends of individuals with mental health issues. Both groups are free and open to the public. Thursday, June 18 Saturday, June 20, Tuesday, June 23 Saturday, June 27 Pageant Mormon Miracle Pageant provides a moving portrayal of the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and of ancient America. Begins at 9:30 p.m. by the Manti Temple and is free of charge. Visit mormonmiracle.org. One-man show Keith Redford impersonates Orrin Porter Rockwell ( ), the famed lawman, at The Porter Rockwell Experience at the Eva Beal Auditorium (upstairs in the Manti City Hall) at 50 S. Main. Performances are nightly at 7 p.m. and at 6 p.m. on June and June A matinee show is on Friday, June 19, at 3 p.m. Charge is $5 per person at the door. Visit theporterrockwellexperience.com or call (480) Friday, June 19 Art walk The North Sanpete Arts Council presents the Sweet Summertime Art Walk at the Fairview Museum of History and Art (85 N. 100 East) from 5-8 p.m. Visit NorthSanpeteArtsCouncil.org. Saturday, June 20 Family Discovery Day A free opportunity to dig up your family roots is offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (luncheon provided) at the Mt. Pleasant North Stake center, 461 N. 300 West, Mt. Pleasant. Enjoy hands-on workshops and mini classes on research tools and information sources to learn about your family and your heritage. Learn to use FamilySearch.org and how to organize your family s information. Register at by clicking on Click Here to Find an Event and typing in Sanpete. Or contact Geniel McDonald, event registrar, at or A3 SANPETE COUNTY CRIME AND JUSTICE Compiled by Information is gleaned from court records, police reports and interviews with the Sanpete County Attorney s Office. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Charges Brian Lynn Terry, 30, Mt. Pleasant, is charged with one count of aggravated assault, third-degree felony; one count commission of domestic violence in the presence of a child, third-degree felony; one count criminal mischief; class B misdemeanor; and one count or damage to or interruption of communication device, class B misdemeanor. According to the probable cause statement, Officer Nathan Taylor of the Mt. Pleasant Police Department responded to a domestic violence call. At the scene, witnesses told Taylor that Terry had been arguing with his girlfriend over him playing music too loud. Terry got a baseball bat and started hitting a car with it and also went into the house and hit walls with the bat in front of a child. A witness also claimed Terry tossed the witness s cell phone on the ground. Taylor recovered the damaged cell phone and arrested Terry. Robert James Lund, 24, Mt. Pleasant, is charged with one count of tampering with a witness, third-degree felony; one count driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, a class A misdemeanor; one count failure to stop at accident involving injury, class A misdemeanor; three counts of reckless endangerment, class A misdemeanors; one count of reckless driving, class B misdemeanor; one count of giving false information to a law enforcement officer, government agencies or specified professionals, class B misdemeanor; and one count of having an open alcohol container in a vehicle, class C misdemeanor. According to the probable cause statement, Deputy Greg Peterson of the Sanpete County Sheriff s Office responded to an accident in Fairview Canyon on Gooseberry Flat Road. A witnesses told Peterson that the driver was fish-tailing his truck just to mess around and ended up rolling the truck. There were three female passengers in the truck. The witnesses said the driver smelled like he had been drinking and begged the him not to call the police. According to the probable cause statement, testimony from witnesses at Sanpete Valley Hospital verified Lund had been driving the car. Peterson sent Officer Dwayne Ballantyne of Mt. Pleasant to get Lund and issue a field sobriety test. According to the probable cause statement, Lund scored.156 (almost twice the legal limit) on the test. Lund was placed under arrest. Jamie Allred, Spring City, was charged with one count of possession or use of a controlled substance, third-degree felony; possession or use of a controlled substance, class B misdemeanorl and possession of drug paraphernalia, class B misdemeanor. According to the probable cause statement, during February, Deputy Colby Zeeman of Spring City responded to a distress call at the home where Allred stayed with her father. Upon arriving, he found Allred behaving erratically and also found drugs in her room. After taking her to Sanpete Valley Hospital for a mental health check, Zeeman filed a report with the county attorney, who filed the charges against Allred in April. Sentencing Tiffany Anne Vincent was sentenced on charges of attempted escape from official custody, class A misdemeanor; and possession or use of a controlled substance, class B misdemeanor. Vincent was sentenced to one year in jail, most of which was suspended. She will serve 10 days in jail with credit for eight days already served and pay a $750 fine. Jimmie Lee Draper pleaded guilty to one charge of obtaining a prescription under false pretenses, third-degree felony. Draper was sentenced 0-5 years in the Utah State Prison. The prison sentence was suspended, and Draper will serve 210 days in the Sanpete County Jail and pay a $950 fine. Singles LDS singles (ages 46 and up) in the 12 stakes in the region will have a turkey dinner together and attend the Mormon Miracle Pageant. Meet at the red church at 295 S. Main in Manti at 4:30 p.m. to mingle and enjoy entertainment, followed by turkey dinner at the National Guard Armory. Seating will be reserved at the pageant that begins at 9:30 p.m. Bring things to keep warm. Contact Janice Ray at or Saturday June 27 Dance A time to dance has come, with music by a live band, The Generation, at 7 p.m. at North Sanpete Middle School pavilion (655 E. 100 South, Moroni). The public is invited for $4 per person. Refreshments. The dance is sponsored by the Moroni senior program. Announcements Auditions The Manti Children s Theater will be holding auditions for Disney s Aladdin Jr. on Wednesday, June 24, at 2 p.m. in the Eva Beal Auditorium (upstairs in the Manti City Hall) at 50 S. Main. Directed by Joe and Eloise Liddell. Children must be at least 8 years old to participate (unless a parent is assisting with the production). A mandatory parents meeting is on Monday, June 22, at 4:30 p.m. in the Eva Beal Auditorium. Contact: Casino Star Theatre 78 S. 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Sanpete needs caring words, actions and neighbors After reading about the new Sanpete County C.A.R.E.S organization and publisher Suzanne Dean s subsequent opinion piece in the June 11 edition of the Messenger, I find myself in agreement with Dean s question: What are they going to do about it? Acknowledging the group s caring about problems associated with poverty, Dean believes actions rather than words would be in order. Citing examples of people who have had the misfortune of dealing with a dysfunctional family, alcohol and drug-abuse problems, etc., she references The Road Home organization, which uses the Housing First model. According to the article... Gunnison Valley Fire Department (GVFD) would like to thank the Manti Fire Department and Sterling Fire Department for assisting the GVFD with the flash flooding that took place on June 3. The response of Manti s and Sterling s departments was quick and well organized. The communities of which these departments come from should be proud and assured of their capabilities and professionalism. When Manti and Sterling fire departments offered their services, it was determined by the chief of GVFD that their service was indeed needed. We would also like to thank the Sanpete Sheriff s Department, Centerfield Police, Gunnison Police and Sanpete Search and Rescue and feel they should also be commended for the professional services they provided to the Gunnison and Centerfield residents. The GVFD would like to New Horizons Golf Tournament Victims of domestic violence or sexual assault/rape in the area have immediate assistance and resources available to them though the New Horizons Crisis Center in Richfield, which serves Sevier, Wayne, Sanpete, Millard, and Piute Counties. The center is primarily funded by federal and state grants, but also depends on private donations to assist in serving those in need. Redmond Inc s SOAR foundation has volunteered to host a charity golf tournament with all proceeds going directly towards these victims at the crisis center. The event will be held Friday, June 19 at 10:00 a.m. at the Cove View Golf Course in Richfield. The four-man scramble, 18- hole tournament will include lunch, raffle drawings, and big prizes for the winners, and those interested need to RSVP as soon as possible by calling The cost is $300 for a foursome team. Redmond has a long-standing the organization gets the person into his or her own apartment, and once the stress of homelessness is removed, helps the person with the problems that caused the homelessness in the first place. Dean asks, What is state and local government based here in the county going to do? The answer, it seems, is in a third article in the same edition of the paper entitled Good landlord ordinance is it a boon or burden? which explains how Centerfield City has adopted a Good Landlord Program (GLP) ordinance which effectively discriminates against the people in Dean s article. Centerfield s GLP says anyone who within the past three thank Commissioner Scott Bartholomew for the support and advice he offered to the Incident Command team. We would also like to thank Mayor Bruce Blackham, Mayor Tom Sorensen and Gunnison and Centerfield city council members who offered their services. We would like to thank Blaine Jensen for the expertise and service he provided to the Incident Command team. We would like to thank all the individuals and businesses that helped with the incident and provided services. The Incident Command structure was in place for all who were involved with the incident scene, and those who were involved with the Incident Command team were well aware of their commanders, which allowed things to run as smoothly as they could. The incident lasted less than five hours, yet in that time, the individuals and members of the departments were able to years has been convicted of (1) any felony; or (2) any drugor alcohol-related crime, sex crime, violence of any kind, assault or crimes that involve weaponry of any kind; or (3) is currently on probation or parole cannot rent in Centerfield. This discrimination is legally sanctioned by the State of Utah. What are they going to do? Well, in Centerfield they ll deny you housing, so I m guessing all the caring in the world won t matter as long as the government continues to sanction this statewide discriminatory legislation. Jay Clayton Gunnison Gunnison fire department thanks all who helped in flooding assist more than 30 homes with flooding problems. The emergency responders assisted the property owners by going door to door and offering services by providing pumping, floodwater diversion, sandbags, documenting damages and helping in many other ways to alleviate concerns and/or damage from the heavy rains. No one can ever be completely prepared when an emergency happens. At the same time, the way people come together in others time of need is a unifying experience for all involved and certainly makes one grateful to be a part of something greater than one s self. Again, GVFD would like to thank everyone who helped in any way with this emergency incident. Jed Hansen, fire chief Gunnison Valley Fire Dept. relationship with New Horizons and has assisted in supporting them for several years, which has been appreciated. They ve always been good to help when we need it, said New Horizons Director Debbie Mayo. Private donations are always so appreciated. We are a 45 bed facility, and this is the first year we ve officially been full -- we had 51 victims here at one time. This past year the center has assisted over 150 women, 10 men, and 81 children. We provide crisis intervention for victims and assist them by providing shelter, safety plans, and resources for those in need, said Mayo. Depending on the victim s circumstances, they may be here as long as thirty days, and our services have proven valuable to many. We re grateful to Redmond for their willingness to help. The best education is a team effort I am a very avid baseball fan and love the game. As I reflect on my first year as the principal of North Sanpete Middle School, I feel extremely blessed to be a part of such a great team. Our staff has given it their all the entire year. Never did I worry whether or not the students of our community were receiving the best education possible because that was our team s main priority 100 percent of the time. The second to last day of school, when everyone had gone home, I took a moment to reflect and to breathe. In that silence, I felt a great sense of accomplishment that came from the efforts of all involved. During the year I saw students overcome great obstacles along the way: hunger at home, abuse, pressures to get straight A s, learning disabilities, suicidal thoughts, problems with friends, etc. It s amazing to see a student triumph over such things and be successful. Some parents did all they could to motivate their student, even to just get them out of bed, take a shower and go to school. Road work (Continued from A3) (MPNHA) is donating $10,000 to help improve the roadways to help increase tourism in Sanpete County. The Sanpete Travel Council, the Forest Service and the alliance of the MPNHA funded money to remove the rocks from the road. The county commission approved a plan to pave the road to make it drivable. The county asked the city for the money to help pave the road, arguing that the road would benefit the city. The Mt. Pleasant City Council discussed the option at their recent council meeting, and Jeff McDonald, councilman, objected to putting city money into a county road since it wasn t the city s responsibility. Lawsuit (Continued from A1) sources of disagreement between the two sides. I would like to know why he thinks those sheep are worth that much, Richards said. Richards said Dent feels Some parents took an active role in their student s growth by helping with hours of homework, only to turn around and work on their own homework. Teachers and staff members overcame personal and professional struggles. I saw them put in hours upon hours of extra time to make sure their students were experiencing academic growth. I saw teachers treating students as if they were their own children by making sure they had everything they needed to succeed. They created an environment in which they would be proud to have their own children attend. And individual growth and SAGE test scores, across the board, are up from last year. At the end of the school year we are all sad to see them move on to the high school or just for a summer break, but we realize they re moving toward what we ve prepared them for. But this is not the end In baseball, a closing pitcher or closer is a relief pitcher entrusted with the great responsibility to keep the other team from scoring any more NEWS Blackham argued for the economic benefit to the city, saying the road would provide a more of an incentive for tourists to stay or eat in Mt. Pleasant. Blackham said tourists are opting to come into Fairview instead due to there not being a road. He also argued that $5,000 was a minor investment for what he thinks will bring that much money back into the city, In the end Blackham was able to convince four of the five council members that it was good investment, and the council ultimately approved the money and gave the check to the county later in the week. It will be a great benefit for all of North Sanpete, Blackham said. runs, creating a victory for the whole team. For children, parents are the closers. The second we brought our little ones into the world, we became teachers. We have all played a great game together as a team this whole year. We have victory in our sights. We can t give up now. We need our students to continue practicing their math facts, reading, researching, learning life skills, exploring, etc. The great New York Yankee shortstop, Derek Jeter, once said during the off-season what keeps him motivated: It s wanting to be the best you can be. The last thing you want to do is finish playing or doing anything and wish you would have worked harder. My hope is we make education a year-round endeavor creating, learning, thinking critically, analyzing and enjoying the process. Let s win this game! O Dee Hansen, principal North Sanpete Middle School The road has remained closed due the problems with the road. However, the Sanpete Travel Council, with help from the city, will pave the road to make it drivable on two and a half miles of the road by Skyline Drive. Christensen said the road is important to the economy of Mt. Pleasant since it would provide a direct route to the city. He said the Forest Service has already begun to bring up the base to pave the road. He said when people come in the county to enjoy the mountains, he passes out trail guides that recommend places to eat and stay on their trip. He said he can t put motels and restaurants on the trail guides until the road is repaired. horrible about what happened. He said Dent became a veterinarian because of his love of animals, and he was devastated to have something like this happen. The case is still in the discovery phase, and no trial date has been set. Richards also said 97 percent of all cases get settled out of court. Richards added Dent really wants to get this resolved and it put behind him.
5 A5 A HALF-BUBBLE OFF PLUMB Lifestyle By Randal B. Thatcher Waiting in the wings I have experienced many firsts since arriving in this lovely Sanpete Valley nearly two years ago, including my first time on cross-country skis; my first time riding a four-wheel ATV; my first time sitting astride a real, live horse (well, since I was 5 years old, anyway); and my first time operating a backhoe (which no one should ever permit me to do again!). But the most unique and special first-time experience of all has been the opportunity to participate both as a writer and voice actor in our local live radio show. And the experience is so special, I keep repeating it. You know, if I d thought to jot down a list, before moving here, of all the things I might get to try for the very first time out there in the country, I might well have imagined getting to ride a horse or an ATV, but I don t believe I would ever have envisioned the occasion of becoming a participant in a folksy local radio variety show in a beautifully restored, turn-of-the-century theater. If you don t already know the story of how our local Life under the Horseshoe radio show began, here s the short version: Lawrence and Lana Gardner moved from California to Spring City, bought the old Victory Hall theater, along with the adjoining home, and lovingly restored both to their former glory. Then came a visit from neighbors Mark and Vicki Allen, inquiring after a writer and director (which skills they already knew Lawrence possessed). The Allens said they d always dreamed of starting up a radio show in the old theater and that when the Gardners arrived, fresh from Hollywood, with movie-making experience, and their having already restored the old theater, the Allens took it as a sign. The time had finally come to make their longstanding dream a reality. And what a lovely reality it is. Every Saturday night at seven o clock in the old, historic Victory Hall theater on Main Street in Spring City, the lights go up and the show goes on. Mark is the congenial host, with Vicki joining him onstage at midshow to sing jingles she s written for local sponsors. Lawrence is the show s director and head writer, and his Lana is a general manager of sorts, doing everything from selling tickets at the door to ordering pizza for the crew and actors. For my part, I get to write the occasional drama or vignette and to experience the exhilarating thrill of hearing a live audience respond as local actors bring my words of dialogue to poignant, and sometimes hilarious, life. But even more thrilling for me is that feeling of preshow jitteriness as my fellow actors and I wait in the darkness, just offstage, for our cue to come traipsing out to perform our drama. In college, I was a radio news announcer for the campus station, so reading words into a microphone did not unnerve me, but performing actual dialogue, and following our director s admonition to take it over the top (to help a radio audience feel the emotion of a scene through just our voices), was intimidating, if not downright terrifying. My more-experienced fellow actors tell me that s a good thing and that I should feel nervous that to be too calm before a show could denote a complacency that might sap the edgy energy needed to take a drama over the top. So, taking their words to heart, I will continue to wait nervously in the wings, anxiously reviewing my lines, while wiping my sweaty palms against my pant legs and listening anxiously for our cue to take the stage. Life under the Horseshoe can be seen every Saturday night at 7 p.m. through July 25 at Victory Hall in Spring City, or you can tune in to KMGR radio (102.7 FM) at that same time to hear the previous week s show. Corrections... The name of the 2015 Miss Spring City is Natalee Walker, not Natalee Anderson, as stated in last week s edition of the paper. Mormon country legends, lore come to life in local anthology Available in three Sanpete locations By Lyle Fletcher MT. PLEASANT Thanks to the intersection of two places both called Mt. Pleasant one in Utah and the other in South Carolina comes a new book of Sanpete County lore titled, Legends, Lore and True Tales in Mormon Country. Edited by Mt. Pleasant resident, Utah resident Monte Bona, director of the Mormon Pioneer National Heritage Area (MPNHA), the book was printed by Arcadia Publishing in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., and published by The History Press ( in Charleston, S.C., last month. According to a joint news release from Arcadia Publishing and The History Press, their combined efforts creates the largest and most comprehensive publisher of local and regional content in the USA. Editor Bona selected nine stories and 67 photos for inclusion in the 144 page volume. Released in paperback as part of the American Legends Series (ISBN: ), the book s suggested retail price is $ Bona s introduction to the book provides an overview of its contents that includes: Jewish colonists of Clarion, the Hole-in-the-Rock settlers, a pioneering Presbyterian minister, a would-be Sundance Kid, a famous actress with Mormon pioneer roots, a legendary teller of western lore, the story of a blind pioneer, lost treasures and frontier justice. Some of these stories have been featured in the Discovery Road TV series created by the MPNHA, such as the story of Maude Adams (the famous actress who was the inspiration for the movie Somewhere in Time ). Included are pieces written by Christian Probasco (Holein-the-Rock), Steven J. Clark (treasure), Eileen Hallet Stone (Clarion), James Nelson (Maude Adams), Jack C. Billings (Sundance Kid), Ed Meyer (Zane Grey), Jack Monnett (blind pioneer Hans Ulrich Bryner), Jason Friedman (Duncan Mc- Millan) and Shirley Bahlmann (frontier justice). Monnett is mayor of Spring City, and his contribution in the new book provides more insight into the life of Bryner ( ), his ancestor from Switzerland, than is given in the Discovery Road episode The Disabled, which highlights him at the end ( The TV episode, however, mentions numerous descendants of Bryner as being extremely talented artists, including one who painted a mural of pioneers at This Is the Place Heritage Park. Bryner himself was a talented artist and singer. Monnett says Bryner had a vision at age 16 of the City of Zion. A man with gray whiskers and very peculiar eyes led him by the hand in total darkness halfway around the world. Then the heavens opened above their heads and he saw a bright light come down and he saw the City of Zion. Its loveliness was above description. Bryner was good at butchering, and one day in 1853, while butchering, a hog s foot caught him in one eye, and he lost sight Pictured here is the front cover of Legends, lore & true tales in Mormon country. in both eyes as a result. Four months later, Bryner had another vision this time the same man with gray whiskers showed him three different fires he was to go through. The middle fire was a journey: The road to Zion was shown to me. To get there we would cross the sea with a great company. I had How happy will be our meeting again With those whom we have redeemed behind the veil. I hope then to see you all inside of Zion s City wall, Those whom I have never seen before, When we shall be allowed to walk on the golden floor In the City of Zion I have seen before. Poem by pioneer Hans Ulrich Bryner my wife and children and it was a long journey. I think that the great prairie into the mountains was the same place that I had seen before. In Feb. 1854, Bryner heard the preaching of a Mormon missionary, George Mayer ( ), and Bryner knew from descriptions given him of Mayer that he was the man in his visions the one with gray whiskers and peculiar eyes. Bryner and 11 others in his family joined the LDS Church, and Bryner and some of his family members traveled in 1855 on the ship Enoch Train to America and in Nebraska joined the John A. Hunt wagon company of 1856 one of the two wagon companies that traveled behind the Willie and Martin handcart companies heading to Salt Lake City. Monnet writes that Bryner walked behind the wagon, at time stumbling, gripping the wagon as it was pulled by two oxen and pushing to help through the mud and unusually deep snow. His feet froze before they finally reached the Salt Lake Valley on December 10. Bryner lived in various places in Utah, including Ogden, Dixie (St. George), New Harmony, Toquerville and Price. He fathered eight children with his first wife and 10 children with his second wife. He led a full life, including taking care of vineyards and beehives, along with hiring family researchers so 5,000 of his ancestors could have their temple work done. At age 75, a dream let him know that Peter, Joseph Smith and Brigham Young knew him. Shortly before his death at age 78, he gave thanks to the Lord for taking his eyesight. He said that if he d have had his eyesight and done what he d wanted to do, he never would have joined the Church. He never would have come all the way out to Utah and raised his (See Book on A8) Bring it to us and we ll get rid of the monsters If you ve got strange monsters reaking havoc on your computer, bring it in and we ll get it running like new again. CentraCom Technology Store in Mt. Pleasant welcomes David Barlow who is trained to fix computers and mobile devices. Technology Store Virus Removal Computer Tune-ups Mobile Device Repair West Main, Mt. Pleasant If you look up twinkle in a dictionary, it should show a picture of Ramona Christensen of Moroni. She holds the market on twinkle. Ramona was born in Ogden, but was taken to California as an infant and passed between family and friends due to her parents divorce. At one point in her childhood, optimistic young Ramona answered a knock at the door and asked the young man standing there if he would be her Daddy. In true serendipity, the man and his wife were childless and very much wanted a family. She was adopted. When she was age 12, her mother said she had a surprise. It was a baby brother adopted to complete their little family. He loved Skippy peanut butter so much that, to this day, everyone BY SUE PLAYER Ramona Christensen calls him Skip. Kids at school assumed Ramona was the smartest one in the class. How else could they account for the volume of books she carried with her? It turns out Ramona, tall in personality but somewhat smaller in stature, needed the books for a footstool so she wouldn t slide out of her chair. Carrying books around has stayed with her, and she often can be found reading. Ramona remembers World War II as a time to play board games because people couldn t go outside during blackouts. She remembers rationed food and gas. Butter and meat were especially hard to come by. Her family saved stamps and (See Senior style on A9)
6 A6 Missions Weddings Proulx~Fife Olsen~Campbell Farewell Weston Warnock Oregon Salem Mission Weston Warnock, son of DelRoi and Leigh Ann Warnock of Ephraim, has been called to serve in the Oregon Salem Mission. He will be speaking in sacrament meeting in the Ephraim 1st Ward (450 N 200 West) on Sunday, June 21 at 11 a.m. Weston reports to the Mission- Weston Warnock ary Training Center in Provo on Wednesday, June 24, Farewell Chris Lund South Carolina Columbia Mission Chris Lund, son of Karl and Julie Lund has been called to serve in the South Carolina Columbia Mission. Chris will be speaking in sacrament meeting on June 21 at 1 p.m. in the 6th Ward Chapel located at 750 South 100 East in Ephraim. Joanie Proulx and Samuel Fife Emily OIson and Brant Campbell Chris Lund Homecoming Jake Orton Baltimore, Maryland Mission Jake Orton is returning home from Baltimore, Maryland after serving an honorable LDS mission. His homecoming talk will be on Sunday, June 28 at 10:45 a.m. in the Mt. Pleasant 3rd Ward. The church is located at 295 S. State Street in Mt. Pleasant. Don and Denise Olson of Ephraim and Jon and Carrie Campbell of Cottage Grove, Oregon are pleased to announce the marriage of their children, Emily Olson and Brant Stuart Campbell, on June 20, A reception will be held that evening from 5-7 p.m. at Hobble Creek Lodge, 693 Hobble Creek Canyon, Springville, Utah. Emily is a 2006 graduate of Manti High School. She also attended Snow College and Careers Unlimited Dental Assisting School. Brant is a 2008 graduate of Shelvon High School in Eugene, Oregon. He attended Northwest Lineman College and graduated in The couple will make their first home in Eugene, Oregon. Walter and Dana Fife, of Manti, Utah, are delighted to announce the marriage of their son, Samuel Marlyn Fife, to Joanie Leblanc Proulx. The couple were married Saturday, March 7, 2015 in San Pedro, California. They will be sealed in the Manti Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, June 20, Joanie is the daughter of Lorraine Leblanc of Oka, Quebec, Canada and Richard Proulx of Laval, Quebec, Canada. Samuel graduated from Manti, High School and has attended Brigham Young University. He is currently self employed while continuing to further his studies and education in counseling. Joanie graduated from L ecole de Danse Contemporaine de Montreal, and is an instructor in dance and gymnastics. The happy couple are making their first home in San Pedro, California. Jorgensen~Christensen Langly~Jacobson Jake Orton All friends and family are welcome. Homecoming Zane Stevens India, Bangalore Mission Zane Stevens has returned home from honorably serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the India, Bangalore Mission. He will be speaking in the Ephraim 4th Ward (750 S 100 E) on June 21, at 9 a.m. Zane is the son of Allan and Jane Stevens of Ephraim and the grandson of Richard Zane Stevens and Marie Stevens of Ephraim and Hannah and the Late Robert Wunderlich of Salt Lake. Graduation Aaron Johnson graduates from basic Army Spc. Aaron M. Johnson has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises. Johnson is the son of Mike and Edie Johnson of Moroni, Utah, and brother of Joseph D. Johnson. He is a 2010 graduate of North Sanpete High School, Mt. Pleasant, Utah. He earned an bachelor s degree in 2014 from Snow College, Ephraim, Utah. HEAR MORE WITH LESS EFFORT Call us today to find out how Locations in: Holladay Roosevelt Richfield Vernal Lehi Mt. Pleasant AUDIOLOGY Damon B. Fox, Au.D., F-AAA ASSOCIATES C. Brent Fox, MCH, F-AAA OF HOLLADAY Jacob Jacobson and Hattie Langly Kelly and Maxine Jacobson of Ephraim announce the marriage of their son Jacob Jacobson to Hattie Langly, daughter of Tom and Cathy Langley of Lovettsville, Vir. The couple has chosen June 20, 2015 to be sealed for time and eternity in the Manti Utah Temple. Jacob is a 2006 graduate of Manti High School and Seminary. He attended Snow College before leaving on his mission to Tallahassee, Florida. He then returned to Snow College and graduated. He is attending Utah State and is pursuing an education in Plant Science. He currently works at Riverside Country Club Golf Course in Provo, Utah. Hattie is a 2012 graduate from Wayne County High School in Waynesboro, Miss. She is currently attending Utah Valley University and will graduate in Digital Media-Project Information Management in December She also works at Utah Valley University as a receptionist in the Computer Science Office. The couple plan to make their first home in Provo, Utah. A reception will be held in their honor that evening, Saturday June 20 at Liberty Hall Reception Center in Manti, 87 N. Main from 6-8 p.m. If you were mistakenly overlooked and did not receive an invitation please except this as you invitation and join us for this special celebration. DO YOU QUALIFY FOR REDUCED PHONE RATES? Utah Telephone Assistance Program (UTAP) utap.html UTAP provides a discount on home landline phone service for eligible Utah customers. UTAP does not administer lifeline for mobile phones. Contact your local wireless carrier for additional information. You may be eligible for UTAP if: You have home landline service through a participating phone company and you qualify either by income or by program. To qualify by income, your gross household income must be at or below 135% of the federal poverty level. To qualify by program, someone in your household may be receiving help from one of the following Keisha Jorgensen and Conner J. Christensen Keisha Lynn Jorgensen, daughter of Mark K. and Tammy L. Jorgensen, of Mt. Pleasant, Utah will became the bride of Conner J. Christensen, son of Tom Christensen of Fairview and Debbie Christensen of Salt Lake City on June 20, Keisha graduated from North Sanpete High School and seminary in She also attended phlebotomy school in Orem. She is currently employed at the North Sanpete School District and Simply Reese, Mt. Pleasant, Utah. She is the granddaughter of John and Sandra Bigler and the late Keith and Ellen Jorgensen. Conner graduated from North Sanpete High School in Conner is currently employed at Csesco Inc Petroleum out of North Salt Lake Utah. He is the grandson of Thomas G and Gaye Christensen the late Jane Lou Christensen and the late Robert and Anna Louise Maupin. The couple will make their first home in Mt. Pleasant. A reception will be held in their honor that evening, Saturday, June 20 at the home of the bride s parents E N, Mt. Pleasant from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Please come and join use for this special celebration. programs: HEAT, Medicaid, Food Stamps, Federal Public Housing Assistance, National Free School Lunch Program, SSI, Refugee Assistance, TANF or General Assistance. To Apply for UTAP: Call to have an application mailed to you or for a list of Utah telephone companies participating in UTAP, or go to the web site listed above. Complete the application and mail it to: UTAP PO Box Salt Lake City, UT Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities by calling (801) Individuals with speech and/or hearing impairments may call Relay Utah by dialing 711. Spanish Relay Utah: CentraCom Interactive is a participating telephone service provider. Please call or if you have questions.
7 A7 Weddings Sports Whitaker~Ellison Garett Bolles Snow lineman turning heads By Sam Benson Madisen Whitaker and Colby Ellison Melody Hansen Brogdon and Nathan Whitaker are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Madisen Lin Whitaker to her best friend Colby Bart Ellison, son of Stephanie Harmon and Bart Ellison of Clinton, Utah. The couple is to be married on Saturday, June 20, 2015 in Clinton with a reception being held from 8-10 that evening. The family will be holding an open house at the Ephraim City Co-op the following Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 5-7 p.m. All are welcome. Madisen is the granddaugh- ter of Dennis Hansen and Kathleen Hansen of Ephraim. The bride is a 2012 graduate of Manti High School and is recently employed at Bravo Arts Academy in Clearfield. Colby Ellison is a 2012 graduate of Syracuse High School and the Davis Applied Technology College and is employed as a carbon fiber/composite technician at Orbital ATK Aerospace in Clearfield. The bride and groom will continue living in Clinton and, after dating for three and a half years, are thrilled to finally be husband and wife. Scharf~Keola von Neida EPHRAIM Snow College football is poised to have another successful season this fall, but the spotlight will undoubtedly be on one of its linemen. Garett Bolles has racked up unprecedented attention from powerhouse programs all across the country. Football Bowl Subdivision schools, 17 in fact, have offered Bolles scholarships, and he is considered to be the top 2016 junior college offensive lineman in the nation. It s a great honor (to receive so much attention), Bolles said. All these great coaches from these great programs; it s an honor to talk to them and to be in my shoes. These are any kid s dream schools to go to, and being a kid from Utah, getting so much national recognition is a great honor. I m very blessed to have the opportunity to go to one of these schools and put my home on the map. A native of Lehi, Bolles spent several months committed to BYU but backed out in May. He is a returned LDS missionary and has spent most of his life living in Utah. I m a Utah boy. I love being around this state, being around my family, said Bolles. But I have to do what s best for me. If BYU s the best decision for me, I ll go back to BYU. If it s not, then it s not. The recruiting process is a big thing. I m going to look at my options, said Bolles. I m not saying that (BYU) is ruled out, or that they re my No. 1 school, but I am saying that I m going to figure this out. If BYU s the right place, I ll know it is the right place. It isn t difficult to understand Bolles logic. As the nation s second-ranked junior college recruit, he has racked up offers from schools including Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Missouri, Oklahoma and Oregon. He has made unofficial visits to Alabama and Auburn over the last several weeks. Bolles has another season to play at Snow with all 290 lbs. of his 6-foot 5-inch frame, and he likely will only continue to pile up scholarship offers. He may not make his official decision until national signing day in February, and staying close to home and attending BYU may still be the right choice. I ve sort of been battling for a couple of months (about my decision), Bolles stated. I have nothing against BYU. I think BYU is a great program. I just sat down with my family and my coaches, and prayed and Badger Garett Bolles (right) is considered to be the top junior college offensive lineman in the country. He hasn t made his mind up which recruiting offer to take. felt like I needed to go through the recruiting process the right way. I needed to make sure that wherever I go is the right fit. Whatever school I decide to go to, I m going to give that school 110 percent. In the end, Bolles plans on making the best decision, and he won t take it lightly. I m very humbled and very grateful for this opportunity, and I m very grateful for all the fans, all the love and all the support I get from people here in Utah and from all over the country. I just want to make everyone proud. Besides, he just became engaged earlier this month, and more than likely he s focused on her over football. Sanpete baseball players named to All-State team By Bob Bahlmann Dori Scharf and Jonathan Keola von Neida Dori Alison Scharf and Jonathan Augustus Keola von Nieda were married June 13, 2015 in the Manti Utah Temple. Dori is a graduate of Gunnison High School and Snow College. Jon is a graduate of Absarokee High School and served an LDS Mission in the Berlin, Germany Mission. Dori is the daughter of Robert and Jennifer Scharf, granddaughter of Robert and Dot Scharf and LaRell and Nicole Ward and the late Joanne Ricks Ward. Jon is the son of Kurt and Donna von Nieda. The couple will continue their educations in Rexburg, Idaho and then move to Germany. The Pinebox Casket Co. (M&M Industries) 775 S. 300 W., Manti Dave Cliff There s no reason to pay thousands of dollars! Building caskets since 1995 SALT LAKE CITY The annual Deseret News all-state baseball teams were announced last week with several Sanpete County players making the elite group. Topping the list was the 2-A Most Valuable Player (MVP) James Nelson of Manti. The MVP is selected by the Deseret News with all remaining team members being determined by coaches votes. Here is a look at the players selected and some of their season accomplishments. All stats are as per the Deseret News. MVP James Nelson, Manti. Nelson, a senior, played shortstop, catcher and pitcher for the Templars. He had a.563 batting average, connected on Made locally! Standard casket: $800 Child: (42 length): $675 Infant: (24 length): $150 The family of Kent B. Wood would like to express appreciation for the kindness and comfort given by Rasmussen Mortuary, Home Health & Hospice, Patricia Henrie, and Dr. Gary Cole during Kent s illness and passing. ROGER HUFFMAN FLOORS 50 S. State, Ftn. Green Your local floorist! Carpet, Vinyl & LaminaWH 6DOHV DQG,QVWDOOation First team Drew Hill, Gunnison. Hill, a sophomore, earned first team honors by virtue of his pitching and offense. From the mound he had a 10-1 record. He had a.591 batting average and an impressive.637 on-base percentage. Hill hit two home runs, four triples, and 11 doubles. Kyle Robison, Manti. Robison, a senior, played catcher and pitcher for Manti. He had a 6-3 record as pitcher, compiled a.451 batting average and hit six doubles. Second team Keltn Pritchard, Manti. Pritchard, a senior, played outfield and was Manti s designated hitter. He connected for two home runs and 11 doubles. D e rek Wr ig ht, Mant i. Wright was a junior, and played shortstop and pitcher. From the mound he earned a 6-1 record. At bat, he hit five triples. Only three players in the state, at any level, had more triples. Wright also hit four doubles. Garrett King, Gunnison. King, a junior, played shortstop and pitcher. He hit a home run, triple and double for the Bulldogs, and had a 4-1 record from the mound. Honorable Mention Morgan Harris, Gunnison. Harris, a senior, played first base. He hit three home runs and 11 doubles during the season. Wes Wright, Manti. Wright, a senior, played left field. He hit BOB BAHLMANN/MESSENGER PHOTO Manti pitcher James Nelson winds up for a delivery. Nelson was named the 2-A Most Valuable Player for the baseball season. three triples and 11 doubles. Darron McClain, Manti. McClain was a sophomore and played outfielder. He hit two triples and five doubles for the Templars. Manti, Gunnison soccer players make All-State By Bob Bahlmann Thank You! 13 doubles and had 51 hits. From the mound, Nelson had a 7-1 record. SALT LAKE CITY The Deseret News has released the names of the 2A all-state boys soccer team for 2A. Members of the team are selected by soccer coaches from across the state. Here are the team members from Sanpete County. All statistics are as per the Deseret News. First team Tr ystan Daniels, Manti. Daniels was a senior who played goalkeeper and recorded five shutouts. He also scored one goal for Manti. Second team B.J. Fuller, Manti. Fuller was a senior who played forward for the Templars and scored 24 goals. This total tied him for second highest number of goals in state at all levels. Honorio Jimenez, Manti. Jimenez was a sophomore and played midfielder. He scored seven goals for the Templars. Honorable Mention Michael Wayman, Manti. Wayman was a junior forward. He was the Manti s second leading scorer with 12 goals. Nate Olsen, Manti. Olsen was a junior defender for Manti who helped his teammate Trystan Daniels earn his five shutouts. Olsen also had one goal. Chris Shober, Gunnison. Shober was a junior who played at the defender spot and scored three goals for the Bulldogs. BOB BAHLMANN/MESSENGER PHOTO B.J. Fuller races for control of the ball against Wasatch Academy. Fuller, the second leading scorer in the state at all levels, was named to the Deseret News 2A all-state soccer team.
8 A8 Palisade Park now has tent cabins By Lyle Fletcher PALISADE STATE PARK Two tent cabins are now available for those who want to enjoy Palisade State Park. Each tent cabin has three beds (to sleep up to two people in each one): one queen, one twin/double and one sofa sleeper. Each tent cabin also has additional floor space to sleep two more. One is called Cherokee Tent Cabin and the other Pahvant Tent Cabin, and each is $35 per night and $245 per week. Other amenities for these two sites include full shade, lake-front view, open porch, barbecue, picnic table and parking for one vehicle. The park is located northwest of Sterling off U.S. 89 at 2200 Palisade Road, and the park s number is Their website is parks/palisade/. Reservations can be made at (800) or at Two tent cabins are now available at Palisade State Park. Each has beds to sleep six and floor space for two more to sleep. HELP WANTED The winners of the women s upper division was the Shake N Bake Mamas, comprised of Eleshia Steinsfeldt (left), Calissa Alder, Amy Albrecht and Sharlyn Richardson. Templars test out trifecta team tourney By Sam Benson MANTI After a state championship basketball season, the perfect way to continue that success for Manti High School was to get the community involved. The inaugural Templar Shootout three-on-three basketball tournament was held on Saturday, May 30, with 27 teams and nearly 100 players participating. The brackets included 20 male teams, ranging from elementary school to adult, and seven female teams. I was satisfied with how the tournament went, said Devin Shakespear, Manti s head boys basketball coach. We hope to make this an annual event, and this was a great start. Team Old School won the men s adult bracket, with players Dusty Cox (L-R), Devin Frischknecht, Taylor Salonoa and Aaron Perry. Team Splash Squad made it the farthest out of high school boys. Winners in the 6th-8th Book (Continued from A5) family here in Zion. He never would have had the peace and contentment that living the gospel had brought him. He had lived long enough to realize this. Now he knew that his blindness was a blessing in disguise. At age 76, Bryner created in verse a history of his life, and in it a few lines eloquently sum up his feelings about seeing Zion and seeing those he loves: How happy will be our meeting again With those whom we have redeemed behind the veil. grade division were Riley Curtis, Kyle King, Kade Braithwaite and Jaden Sterner, and winners in the 3rd-5th grade division were Cameron Sterner, Dylan Christensen, Alex Cox and Scott Albee. Lane Cox, Lincoln Alder and Carter Mason won the 1st- 3rd grade division. The only women s bracket with enough players to do a championship was the upper division, won by the Shake N Bake Mamas who were made up of Eleshia Steinsfeldt, Calissa Alder, Amy Albrecht and Sharlyn Richardson. I want to thank all the participants in the three-on-three basketball tournament, said Manti girl s coach Bret Albrecht. It was a lot of fun. I m really proud of my high school players and how well they played. I received a lot of compliments about them today. Shakespear said he wanted to thank all who participated and said everyone had a great time. In addition, all proceeds went to the boys and girls basketball teams, he said. I hope then to see you all inside of Zion s City wall, Those whom I have never seen before, When we shall be allowed to walk on the golden floor In the City of Zion I have seen before. The book is currently available in three locations in the county: Sanpete County Travel Office at 191 N. Main, Manti; Mt. Pleasant City Hall at 115 W. Main, Mt. Pleasant; and Skyline Pharmacy at 1 W. Main, Mt. Pleasant. 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9 A9 Senior style (Continued from A5) turned them in for war bonds or food. Cash was scarce, and her parents would often attend night court as entertainment instead of going to dinner and a movie. Ramona s family moved to Monroe, Sevier County, when she was a teenager, and she spent many wonderful hours fishing and hunting with her father at Fish Lake and Monroe Mountain. Ramona met her husband, Don Ray Christensen, at Snow College. They soon married. Today, their children, six boys and four girls, live in five different states from Alabama to Utah. Her fingers are seldom without thread, yarn, needles and hooks. Ramona has made hundreds of crocheted baby blankets and given them all away, many going to her own 40 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren. Her children tell fond stories of Christmas presents wrapped in newspaper comics. With 10 children, there were always plenty of Christmas presents, and a Christmas tree hunt. Sometimes, they were newly painted and refurbished bikes that a neighbor had tossed out, but the Christensen family always had a wonderful and plentiful Christmas. In the Christensen household, hot meals were almost always served, completely from scratch. (Her kids thought cold cereal was a luxury.) To this day, Ramona and her family continue the tradition of family camp, spending weekends in the woods. Unless you are in for the long haul, don t mention Rummikub. Ramona loves to sing, whether in her ward choir or singing the Lonesome Cattle Song standing at the kitchen sink. She also loves horses a trait again passed to her children. They liked to go saddle riding or ride in the horse buggy or sleigh. Ramona has sold Tri-Chem paints, Rainbow vacuums, Watkins, World Book Encyclopedias and ceramics. Ramona was an emergency medical technician for Moroni City for three years and was actually a first responder when her husband of 40 years was bucked off a horse and killed instantly. The best thing about Ramona is her willingness to give. She has never told anyone no. She is always smiling and happy to help anyone in need, which might explain her 42 years as lesson-giver in Daughters of Utah Pioneers and 17 years as Cub Scout leader. Twinkling her way through life, Ramona has served her family and so many others with her willing heart, passing on her sparkle. COMPILED BY LYLE FLETCHER Senior Menu Thursday, June 18 BBQ chicken, macaroni salad, carrots, fruit cocktail cake, bread with margarine, milk Monday, June 22 Chicken cordon bleu, rice pilaf, veggie, jello with fruit, roll, milk Tuesday, June 23 Shredded BBQ pork, steak fries, coleslaw, fruit cocktail, cornbread, milk Wednesday, June 24 Taco salad, fruit, tortilla chips and salsa, bar cookie, milk Thursday, June 25 Swiss steak, mashed potato, green beans, peaches, cinnamon roll, milk Monday, June 29 Beef stroganoff, carrots, fruit cocktail, bread stick, chocolate crinkle cookie, milk Tuesday, June 30 Baked macaroni and cheese, ham slice, spinach salad, cherry pie, whole wheat roll with margarine, milk Senior Activities Ephraim Senior Center Thursday, June 18 Monthly luncheon is a potluck at noon. Those not in a committee will be charged $4 for the meal. Tuesday, June 23 Healing Hearts herbal meeting Monday, June 29 Soup and bread is at noon followed by free bingo. 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For more info call PUBLIC NOTICES SANPETE COUNTY SOUTH SANPETE SCHOOL DISTRICT Notice of Destruction of Records SPRING CITY Notice of Public Hearing for Budget SANPETE COUNTY GENERAL NOTICE TO CONTROL NOXIOUS WEEDS The Utah Noxious Weed Act, Utah Code Annotated, et-al, Sec. 7, specifi cally states that it is the responsibility of any person who owns or controls land in the State of Utah, to control any noxious weeds growing on such land and to prevent the spread of same by cutting, tillage, cropping, pasturing or treating with chemicals or other effective methods or combination thereof, approved by the County Weed Control Supervisor, and as often as may be required to prevent the weed from blooming and maturing seeds or spreading by root, root stalks or other means. When the land owner or person in possession of property within Sanpete County, upon which noxious weeds are present, fails to control or prevent their growth and spread, the County Weed Control Supervisor, or any member of the County Weed Board, has the prerogative to notify the property owner that their property can, and may be declared a Public Nuisance. Five days after your property has been declared a Public Nuisance, the County may, after reasonable notifi cation, enter the property without your consent, and perform any work necessary, consistent with sound weed prevention and control practices, to control the weeds. Any expense incurred by the County in effecting the control of said noxious weeds shall be charged to you, and any expenses which remain unpaid 90 days after being assessed shall become a lien on the property and shall be collectable by the County Treasurer at the time of collection of general taxes. The following are declared to be Noxious Weeds in Sanpete County: Buffalo Bur, Burdock, Canada Thistle, Dyers Woad, Field Bind Weed (Wild Morning Glory), Hounds Tongue, Musk Thistle, Russian Knapweed, Scotch Thistle, Squarrose Knapweed, Tall Whitetop, Toad Flax (Yellow and Dalmatian), and Whitetop (Hoary Cress). Sanpete County Weed Board Bryce Jackson, Milburn, Steve Keller, Weed Control Supervisor, Publish June 4, 11, 18, NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Sanpete County Commissioners will conduct a Public Hearing on July 7, 2015 to receive comment on an addition to the Sanpete County Land Use Ordinance relevant to the Wildland Urban Interface Code (WUI) and related amendments. The public hearing will be at 1:45 p.m. at the Sanpete County Courthouse at 160 North Main, Suite 101, Manti, Utah. The Wildlife Urban Interface (WUI) Code impacts any lot or subdivision located within the Wildland Urban Interface Zone, requiring such property owners to comply with the 2006 WUI Code. The WUI Code assists in providing fi re protection within designated urban wildlands. Generally, the WUI Code imposes water supply requirements to lots and subdivisions, requires buildings and structures to meet construction requirements for Class 1 Ignition Resistant Construction and imposes fi re defensible space requirements, such as removing trees, shrubs, grasses and other combustible materials a certain distance away from structures. The entirety of the proposed, detailed addition and amendments can be reviewed in the Sanpete County Building/Zoning Offi ce at 160 North Main Street, Suite 201, Manti, Utah, or can be viewed on the County Website. For additional information or further clarifi cation, please contact Scott Olsen, the Sanpete County Zoning Administrator at (435) Dated this 16th day of June, Sanpete Neill, Sanpete County Clerk Publish June 18, 2015 Anyone who received Special Education services in the South Sanpete School District and will be 25 years old on or before July 1, 2015, has the right to obtain existing Special Education records from Aaron Peterson at If the person whose name appears on them, or their legal representative does not request the records, the records will be destroyed July 22, If the person whose name appears on the records is older than 25 years old, the records have been destroyed in accordance with an earlier announcement. Publish June 18, UTAH DIVISION OF WATER RIGHTS NOTICE TO WATER USERS The applications below were fi led with the Division of Water Rights in Sanpete County. These are informal proceedings per Rule R Protests concerning an application must be legibly written or typed, contain the name and mailing address of the protesting party, STATE THE APPLICATION NUMBER PROTESTED, CITE REASONS FOR THE PROTEST, and REQUEST A HEARING, if desired. Also, A $15 FEE MUST BE INCLUDED FOR EACH APPLICATION PROTESTED. Protests must be fi led with the Division of Water Rights, PO Box , Salt Lake City, UT , or by hand delivery to a Division offi ce during normal business hours ON OR BEFORE JULY 14, Please visit or call (801) for additional information. CHANGE APPLICATION(S) (a40875): Shelby R Green, Barbara Ivie propose(s) using 0.01 cfs or ac-ft. from groundwater (4 miles east of Spring City) for IRRIGA- TION; STOCKWATERING; DOMESTIC. Kent L. Jones, P.E. STATE ENGINEER Publish June 18, MANTI CITY NOTICE OF CANDIDATES FOR MANTI CITY Listed below are the candidates for who filed to run for a councilmember position with Manti City and will appear on the ballot for the Novemeber general election Ellen C. Aste Gary E. Chidester Darren R. Dyreng Jason Vernon Publish June 18, Notice is hereby given that the Spring City Council will hold a Public Hearing on, before Council Meeting, at Spring City Hall, 150 East Center Street, which said meeting shall begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the Budget for the Fiscal Year. If you would like to attend this meeting, and due to a disability you need assistance to participate in or understand the meeting, please contact the City Recorder at twenty-four (24) hours in advance and the City will try to provide reasonable assistance to accommodate you. The Agenda shall be as follows: 1. Prayer / Expression of Choice 2. Roll Call 3. Recommendation of Budget 4. Public Comments 5. Adjournment City Council Meeting will immediately follow Public Hearing. Publish June WALES TOWN PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Wales Town Council will hold a public hearing at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, 25 June 2015, at the Wales Town Hall, 150 N State Street, Wales, Utah. Purpose of the hearing is to open and amend the fiscal year budget. Publish June 18, EPHRAIM CITY BUDGET HEARING Notice is hereby given of a Public Hearing for the proposed modification of the fiscal year operating and capital budget for Ephraim City. The hearing will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at the Ephraim City Hall, City Council Chambers, 5 South Main Street, Ephraim, Utah. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals needing special accommodations (including auxiliary communicative aids and services) during these meeting should notify the above at least three days prior to the meeting to be attended. 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10 A10 Senior menus (Continued from A9) or Phylis to find out details about quilting, quilts for sale or having your quilt worked on. Thursday, June 25 Keith Reber from My Hearing Centers will be at the senior center for your hearing needs on the second and fourth Thursdays. Contact: Lorna at Mt. Pleasant Senior Citizens Center Mondays and Tuesdays Quilting is from 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays Bingo at 1 p.m. Thursdays Exercise class is at 10 a.m. Contact: Like The? Like Us on Facebook! New CPA joins Ephraim branch of Hallows and Company By Robert Stevens EPHRAIM Hallows and Company, an accounting firm in Salina and Ephraim, has welcomed Adam Roundy of Manti to the staff of their Ephraim branch. Roundy is a certified professional accountant (CPA) and will work as a manager for the Central Utah-based accounting firm. Before coming to Hallows and Company, Roundy worked at the accounting firm of Hawkins, Cloward and Simister in Orem, where he worked as a manager responsible for supervising the accounting needs of some 80 clients. Roundy is a native of Sevier County who attended North Sevier High School. After high school, he attended Snow College where he earned an associate degree in business before transferring to Southern Utah University where he completed both a bachelor s and master s degrees in accounting. Roundy and his Lisa have two children, Hanna, age 4, and Sterling, age 2. The family enjoys the outdoors and likes to spend time at the southern Utah ranch of Lisa s parents. According to the Hallows and Company website, Adam follows the motto When you take care of things (friends, possessions, etc.), you don t have to replace them. Another favorite Roundy motto is: In life, look up, because there are a lot of things you can hit your head on. Hallows and Company began in 1982 with the goal of becoming central Utah s top accounting firm. The founder, Ted Hallows, also had a favorite motto: Do it right, and you will only do it once. Adam Roundy of Manti is the newest edition to the Hallows and Company accounting firm and will be working in their Ephraim branch. SERVICE DIRECTORY Month by Month 3-Month Contract 6-Month Contract Year Contract $65/mo. $55/mo. $50/mo. $45/mo. ADVERTISING The Best small newspaper in the state for the last fi ve years! Call CARPET, UPHOLSTERY CLEANING Carpet & Upholstery, 24-Hour Flood Service AUTOMOTIVE S&B Automotive 50 W. 100 N., Mt. Pleasant (behind Sinclair) Cars, Light Trucks, Disesel, Foreign and Domestic Brian Smith ATTORNEYS AT LAW DORIUS & REYES Attorneys at Law ADOPTION DIVORCE DUI PERSONAL INJURY CRIMINAL TRUSTS WATER LAND CONTRACTS PROBATE CUSTODY GUARDIANSHIP NAME CHANGE WORKERS COMPENSATION WILLS BANKRUPTCY COLLECTION DALE M. DORIUS JENNIFER D. REYES CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT COMPUTERS Jay Tech Computers 257 W. 400 N., Manti 835-TECH (8324) Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 am-6 pm 47 SOUTH MAIN P.O. BOX 726 GUNNISON, UT Computer repair, Virus removal, Data recovery COMPUTERS 53 S. Main, Ephraim Home & Office Service Calls CONSTRUCTION WATHEN CONSTRUCTION Merriel Wathen Judd Wathen COUNSELING Blair Counseling Services The right treatment at the right time at the right price! Michael Blair, LMFT, NLP Stress Relief Now! Child and Teen Specialist FREE Suicide Evaluation Where Miracles Happen! FOSTER CARE INSURANCE Risk Managers, LLC. RICHARD BARTHOLOMEW, AGENT MARK BARTHOLOMEW, AGENT NATHAN J OHNSON, AGENT 110 North Main Ephraim, Utah Allied Insurance Agency PEST CONTROL PLUMBING/HEATING Harmon s A.O. Smith and Bradford White Water Heaters Peerless Cast Iron Boilers Lennox Furnaces, Sales & Repairs Furnace Green Tags Pressure Reducing Valves Water Heater Expansion Tanks True Daylight Fluorescent 98 W. 200 N. MANTI JUST FOR YOU THIS SPACE JUST FOR YOU! CALL YOU HAVE TO LET PEOPLE KNOW YOU ARE IN BUSINESS, OR YOU MIGHT NOT BE IN BUSINESS! SMALL ENGINE REPAIR Ker s for all your mechanical needs! 109 N. Main Kerry Simonsen Ephraim For service you can trust count on us! 650 S. MAIN, EPHRAIM TIRE (8473) 102 N. MAIN, MANTI TIRE (8473) TREE SERVICE Brad & Diane Maughan TREE TRIM Tree trimming, removal and cleanup or
11 A11 Family Fun Answers: ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Making things more complicated than they need to be can be a problem for the typically orderly Lamb. Try to look for a less intricate way to accomplish the same goals. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Avoiding personal involvement in a troubling situation might be advisable at this time, especially since you probably don t have all the facts. The weekend brings a surprise. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A problem with a colleague you thought had been resolved could recur. However, this time you ll be able to rely on your record to get a quick resolution in your favor. Good luck. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Giving your self-esteem a boost could be a good idea for the Moon Child, who might feel a bit daunted by the week s occurrences. Just focus on all your positive accomplishments. L EO (July 23 to August 22) The mane attraction for the Lovable Lion this week is -- what else? -- love. New relationships move to new levels, while long-standing partnerships are strengthened. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A recent workplace problem will prove to be one of miscommunication, and once the matter is settled, you should have a better chance of getting your proposals approved. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Good news! After dealing pretty much in the dark with a matter that seemed to be taking forever to resolve, you should soon be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A positive message should help lift that energy-draining sense of anxiety, and you should soon be able to deal with even the peskiest matter, whether at work or personal. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Try to control that heated Sagittarian temperament while dealing with what you believe to be an unfair matter. A cool approach is the best way to handle things. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Nursing hurt feelings could keep you from learning what went wrong. Ask your partner, a family member or a trusted friend to help you reassess your actions in the matter. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Nature is dominant this week. Try to spend time outdoors with someone special. An act of kindness in the past might be recalled by a person you believed was out of your life. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) An upcoming career decision could be based on how well you might be able to apply your artistic talents. Be sure to use the finest samples of your work to make a strong impression. BORN THIS WEEK: Doing good things for others comes easily to you. You are considered a good friend, even by those you might hardly know. (c) 2015 King Features Synd., Inc.
12 A12 Tutu Dare new feature of Sanpete Gives Back By Lyle Fletcher E P H R A I M Ev e r y o n e knows that laughter is like a lubricant, and a healthy sense of humor goes a long way when things get dark or disheartening. That s why the Tutu Dare, introduced at the Sanpete Gives Back all-night softball tournament, was a welcome new thing. The Tutu Dare was one w ay of m e t h o d s u s e d t o increase financial and emotional help for the family of Heidi Seely of Mt. Pleasant: the first-grade teacher who learned of a brain tumor in January during her first year of teaching and who made daily trips to Provo for chemotherapy and radiation treatments. The Sanpete Gives Back all-night softball tournament and fundraiser was held last Friday night through Saturday, June 13. A total of 14 teams battled it out with first place going to SOP, while Action Transmission placed second and Honey Badgers finished third. Heartwarming feelings for Heidi S e ely were expressed on a poster at the event that read: Faith does not make things easy, but it makes them possible. We wou l d l i ke to t han k you for your strength and your u nbre a k abl e s pi r it. You r example of perseverance is an inspiration to all of us. Please enjoy this moment as we express our love and gratitude to you tonight. Mi ke and Heidi S e ely posted their thanks on Facebook: Wow! What a great time we had. We are so blessed to be a part of the Sanpete community. Thank you all for all the support and love. We are so honored to be a part of Sanpete Gives Back! The Sanpete Gives Back team also expressed their thanks to Ephraim City, Lions Club, the umpires, those who helped at the booth, the committee, and the teams who came from all over to play. This would not have been a success without all of you, they said on Facebook. The tutu dare, a new way of generating financial help for the Heidi Seely family added to the fun during the Sanpete Gives Back allnight softball tournament and fundraiser held last weekend. For a $5 contribution any player could be made to wear a tutu for a full inning. This photo, posted on Facebook, show an unidentified player wearing a multicolored tutu. items from a desk emptied onto the floor. I don t understand why someone would go in and do that, she said. Built in the mid 1800s, the house sits on about an acre of land. It is identified in a Manti City walking tour brochure as the James Cook House. Cook arrived in Manti in 1854 with 10 cents in his pocket. He was a wheelright who became a successful farmer with 30 acres of land. North Sanpete student awarded $500 scholarship from CVMC By Lyle Fletcher NEPHI A senior from North Sanpete High School, Malynn Christensen of Moroni, received a $500 scholarship from Central Valley Medical Center in Nephi. Malynn, the daughter of Rex and Joanne Christensen, was one of nine students who received scholarship awards from Central Valley Medical Center (CVMC), CVMC health professionals, Rural Health Group and Rural Health Care Foundation. The CVMC press release states each scholarship was based on the student s grades, their community service and their desire to pursue a career in the healthcare industry. The press release also indicates that Malynn s scholarship Malynn Christensen was established in memory of Dorothy Cook, a talented math teacher at North Sanpete High School who resided in Fountain Green and also served on the CVMC governing board. Seven scholarship recipients were from Juab High School ($1,000 scholarships) and one from Tintic High School ($500 scholarship). Our goal with this program is to give back to the community by assisting students who are seeking a career in health care, said Mark Stoddard, president and CEO of CVMC. Vandalism (Continued from A1) trashed the kitchen and living room, she said. They had used markers to write obscene words and draw a bad picture on one wall, the friend said. Furniture had been tipped over and Advertising Works! Call the Sanpete Messenger The Utah Department of Corrections is hiring Correctional Officers to work in Gunnison! Get paid while you train in Gunnison! Starting salary of $34,600+ per year State benefits, including health insurance, paid holidays and retirement Career advancement opportunities Apply by June 30 at statejobs.utah.gov One bedroom governmentsubsidized apartments ready for immediate move in. Rent varies with income, must meet qualifications. Complexes are in the beautiful southern Utah cities of Ephraim and Milford. Subsidized Housing Now Available Call Kristy ( 1 LQ (SKUDLP Like The? Like Us on Facebook!
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