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|Allan R. Gibson, Nephi, Utah
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I I jj J . i - ti iT V.iLU SOFT . Serving East Juab County A n ' if a 4111 Nice Place to Live! May 31. 1979 The lock was br r r oken! Nephite locked in cooler For 27 years Lorraine Hayes have any hard feelings about long until I was shaking like a has walked in and out of the big leaf, the florist said. At no time that walk-ibox. But she now cooler she keeps filled with fresh during the night was I afraid, but keeps a screwdriver inside the flowers. But, on one recent night, after I got out I went all to cooler just in case. the walking out came 12 hours pieces. She said she took a hot The florist said the experience after the walking in. bath and went to bed. has shown her just how many Mrs. Hayes was busy preparing Mrs. Hayes said all her five friends she has. Its just amazchildren hurried to Nephi after some flower arrangements for a ing how many people have let me She of funeral the next morning when accident. know how much they love me, heard the they she found she needed some more said the latch was repaired in just she said. a few minutes and she doesnt material. She went into the cooler Lots of good came from it. and, as is her custom, closed the pan door behind her. When she was ready to come out, she pushed on the door latch and immediately knew something was wrong. The florist tried to take out the screws on the latch in order to get the door open. But the dime she had in her pocket wasnt a very good screwdriver. It was 8:45 p.m. and the flowers werent scheduled to be picked up until 9 the next morning. I knew I would be in there for 12 hours, Mrs. Hayes said. There are some wooden shelves in the cooler and two of the cold and clammy boards laid on the floor were the only bed Mrs. Hayes had that night. All the flowers were placed to one side of the cooler. Id lay there till Id get so cold I knew Id have to get up and move around. This cycle went on all through the night. Mrs. Hayes said she could hear the clock in the next room every time it struck, so she always knew how much more time she had to wait. The temperature in the cooler normally is between 45 and 55 but Mrs. Hayes was able to stop a fan and became almost comfortable at times. But, since the fan is made to come on automatically Mrs. Lorraine Hayes, Nephi, says the latch works now. The didnt work when the temperature rises past a the other day, however, and Mrs. Hayes spent 12 hours in her walk-icertain point, the comfort was cooler. TNPhoto always brief. Looking back on it now, Mrs. Council notes Hayes said the 12 hours went by City quite fast. She said she was surprised every time she heard the clock strike the hour because the span between the soundings seemed so short. Cascade Homes, to attend the At a recent meeting, members So, the night passed by and of the Nephi City Council learned next council meeting to discuss while most townspeople slept in that the city may have to curtail several houses currently under warm beds, Mrs. Hayes laid on services or charge exact costs for construction which do not have cold boards and stood up often to services due to new state legislabuilding permits. jog in place. The next morning, tion. The council tabled approval for Clark Greenhalgh, bishop of the The legislation will probably afa building permit for the Ray Nephi Second Ward and a teacher fect swimming fees, garbage Stephenson residence until the at Juab High School, was in the pickup fees, and golf course fees, matter could be discussed with midst of a class when he decided the contractor. among others. hed better get to the florists. The city manager reported that The city attorney stated that it All of a sudden he just left the state legislature recently Please turn to page 4 school and came up here, Mrs. and 68. Bills 303 House passed Hayes said. When she realized These bills are called the Fiscal Greenhalgh was at the door, the Procedures Act. They concern florist said she shouted for help revenue tax limitations on the and the door to the cooler was general fund. soon open. According to these new bills, I thought I could just walk the city will be limited every year out and go to work, but it wasnt to 90 percent of the base year (1980) budget. Area 'kids' win NAC Anderson said that there was a factor formula based on growth Disneyland, trip r the current year per California income or population. capita These acts basically limit the Three area youth are among of taxes a city can charge amount about 100 other Utahns who get the city may have therefore and to go to Southern California reduce services or charge exact to because they are good at selling costs for city services. Anderson newspapers. said. Douglas Anderson, 11, son of City mayor J. Barres Jenkins Mr. and Mrs. Gary Anderson: told the council that the city is Mary Ann Bracken, 12, daughter dissatisfied with certain work of Mr. and Mrs. Dwain Bracken; done Coon, by King, and and Allyn Newell, also 12, Knowlton The tieEngineering. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clark line between the citys water Newell of Mona, won the trips in a tanks is not working properly and Please turn to page 3 has caused major problems with the city's water system. The city manager was authorized to contact a representative of the firm to discuss the problems. The council agreed to halt conThere will be no garbage pickup struction on any homes in the city tomorrow, Friday, June 1, Nephi not having building permits. city officials have announced. It was the decision of the counThe garbage crew is going to go cil to request Tom Tervort, the It' all placid and serene now, but it drown some worms. local representative of Boise rivers, lakes, and streams. n n City may up charges Nephi electrical customers apathetic about power increases Only a handful of Nephi residents turned out at a public meeting held at the city hall last Thursday to discuss the implementation of electrical rate increases scheduled for the coming year. The city now buys electrical energy from two suppliers: the U. S. Department of Energy and Utah Power and Light. The Energy Department has slated a 38 percent increase in its wholesale power rates in January of 1980. Utah Power and Light has scheduled a 52 percent increase to go into effect in September of 1979. Nephi City has joined with several other wholesale power buyers to protest the UP&L rate increase and that protest is still being waged in Washington. Councilman Paul McPherson, who is in charge of the electrical system, said however that the most city residents could hope for would be a slight decrease in the proposed rate hike and that the rate increases are inevitable. The city council has proposed two plans for putting the increases into effect. They can raise the utility rates when their wholesale power rates are raised, or they can increase the power rates gradually beginning in July to make the hikes more palatable the best course for Nephi City to participate in the building of the said generator to the consumer. Councilman Charles Mellor. He Of the six people in attendance said, however, that the building at the meeting, most decided they of such a powerandplant would be the city does very expensive would rather have the city inrevenue to undertake the not have crease their power bills when the such a project at this time. wholesale increases occur. The Members of the newly organizcouncil was unable to make a decied power and water board discussion on how to handle the rate sed the expense to the city involvhike, however, because they were ed in organizing its own electrical not sure that those in attendance to handle problems. Crews at the meeting represented the crew from Utah Power and Light curmajority view of the towns rently handle all of the citys eleccitizens. tric line wiring, repair, and Councilman McPherson also rebuilding. Councilman McPherson said posed the question whether or not he thought UP&L might be that in should remain the Nephi power interested in purchasing Nephi s business. electrical system, but wondered if Right now, Nephi City is offerit would be of greater benefit to ing rates at approximately 18 percent lower than Utah Power and the citizens of Nephi to sell the Light customers. After the in- system or to try to find altercreases go into effect, city native means of providing the residents will pay a much higher city with electrical power. rate than do UP&L customers, City officials expressed disapMcPherson said. pointment at the apathy of the One alternative to getting out residents of the city in not attendof the power business is to band ing the meeting. We want to do whats best for together with other cities in the the residents of the city, but it is area to build a coal-firegenerating plant and become difficult to do when they seem Councilman uninterested. totally In the long run, it would be McPherson said. t. Juab County Hospital will have new administration tomorrow Advanced Health Systems has announced the appointment of a new administrator for the Juab County Hospital. J. D. Elder, currently assistant administrator at the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County in Rock Springs, Wyoming, will assume duties in Nephi on June 1. Elder, who is 38, holds a masters degree in health care administration in 1975 from Trinity University in San Antonio, Tex- as. He recieved a bachelor of science degree from Brigham Young University in 1968. He also is a certified physical therapist. At the Wyoming hospital, Elder is responsible for dietary, emergency and ambulatory (outpatient) services. He works with a miners respiratory clinic set up at the hospital under a contract with the United Mine Workers. Other duties include working with personnel problems and physical and respiratory therapy. For a time, he also oversaw financial operations at the hospital. Elder has been administrator of the medical affairs committee of the Sweetwater County Association of Governments since 1978. The committee is concerned with the recruitment of physicians. Elder also has been an instructor ot physical therapy and therapeutic exercise at Texas Womens University in Denton. From 1970 to 1975, he was a physical therapist at Brownwood Community Hospital in Brown-wood, Texas. He is a member of several physical therapy organizations. He has acted as an advisor and consultant to several public ser- - vice groups. According to Bill Rosqvist of AHS, some reorganization will occur June 1 when the firm assumes responsibilty for the management of the Juab County Hospital. Rosqvist said Dave Peterson, the current administrator, will adbecome responsible for at the ministrative support faciltity. He said Peterson will seek the support of the community in making plans which will help the hospital get on its feet. Helen Morgan will remain nursing supervisor at the facility and financial work will still be done by Mike Jacaobsen. Jacobsen will have added responsibilities in the areas of medical record keeping and inventories. The professional department and laboratories, as well as the hospital operation in general, will be Elders responsibility. Missionary to speak at Nephi Bible Church year-prio- Reverend Cliff Truman, a career missionary with the Gospel Mission of South America, will speak at the Sunday School and worship service of the Nephi Community Bible Church on Sunday, June 3. The church meets at the home of Pastor Dennis Whitworth, 264 East Third South, Nephi. Sunday School begins at 10 a.m. and the worship service is at 11 Garbage crews to go fishing I ... d to K coal-fire- d of a.m Reverend Truman is a graduate the dallas Theological Seminary. He, his wife, and their five children have served as missionaries for 18 years in Chile and Argentina. wont be this Saturday morning as thousands of anglers take to UtahV TNPhc o The public is invited to says Pastor Whitworth. atnd.