|Paper||Beaver County Monitor|
|Rights||In Copyright (InC)|
|Rights Holder||Alice Smith, Milford, Utah|
|Publisher||Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah|
|Paper||Beaver County Monitor|
Utah Press Association 307 West 300 South, Suite 5005 Jalt Lake City UT 84101-121- 2 P.O. Box 224 Milford, UT 84751 i JnirM iy 1 1 Standard Rate U.S. Postage Paid Milford, UT. 84751 Permit No. 15 rSNvSSCs m r P. O. Box 224 JULY 17, 1997 Milford, Utah 84751 Pioneer Rendezvous VOL. VII NO. 29 Attention!!!! Due to the July the holiday, Monitor will not be published next week. It will be printed on Monday, July 28, and then resume regular schedule on Thursday, 24th August 6. See page 3 for schedule of July 24th activities throughout the county. AND About .200 people visited the Pioneer Village, located on the north side of the Beaver County Fairgrounds last Saturday. The bank handed out "gold" coins; the apothecary dispensed cures for all ailments (in the form of jelly beans and M&M's); horseshoes were sized into rings at the blacksmith shop; the confectionary featured punch and cotton candy; Volume I - Number I of the Dcscret News, dated June 15, 1880, was displayed in the print shop ...an historical lesson for all! Linda Robinson described the ev ent as: "500 time more successful than we thought it would be." She estimated that more than 1,200 people were served at the pioneer barbeque. "A lot of the people performing in the horse events and attending the dance didn't have dinner.. ..we really don't have a good total estimate." she said Have a safe holiday! 1 what's that? Perlite Pearl Queen Perlite. expected to be up and running by September, will crush ore at their quarry located east of the Blundcll plant The crude ore will then be hauled to the processing location on Industrial Loop Road, where it will be stockpiled, dried, separated into grades and shipped The new ly formed company expects to move about 100.000 tons per car to clients who have already Customer usage ranges from submitted letters of purchase intent with filters for pharmaceuticals and floor horticulture to ceiling tile cov ering for chicken bams wedged somewhere in the middle. "It's a good, natural, healthy thing that is used for even thing," Gerald Wavering. Operations Manager, explained It's even USDA approved to be mixed with animal feed to reduce the fat content As a filter for beer and w ine, perlite collects sugar and other particles What to do with the filter cake when it has served it's purpose' Nothing wasted here! Just grind it up along with the and add it to animal feed. "I've been nutrients it has collected working with perlite since 1952; nobody has found a health problem with it." Wavering said. Crude ore. weighing about 75 pounds per cubic foot, can be expanded (or popped) at a v ery high temperature. Danny Gatten, sales and customer service manager, says a good process will create volume weighing 5.5 to 6 pounds per cubic foot, making about 10 times the v olume in finished product. In fact, it is possible to expand volume to the extent that the product will weigh only 2 to 2.5 pounds per cubic foot. Geo-Thcr- Wavering started his in Chicago with career perlite The Silbrico Corporation. be to company just happened next to located a municipal sewer lagoon, and necessity ... the mother of all invention By stepped in. was 1963, Wavering instrumental in securing a patent process for odor abatement of such lagoons and cesspools: A floating blanket of expanded perlite was placed over the entire The 6" blanket of surface. perlite not only filter for the noxious gas bubbles, insulation properties of the perlite maintain a temperature for most lagoon advantageous Idealistically, this digestion. would eliminate winter freezing, which stops digestion, and the noxious odors associated with spring thaw or "turn over" in the lagoon. V 1 WW As an experiment in odor abatement, PQP capped the swine located at the Circle Four Farms truck wash site. In this their phase of operation. PQP does not have demand for an expander, so the lagoon blanket was imported. With nation-wid- e emphasis on close odor is a abatement, confinement feeding PQP keeping eye this demand. At their Industrial Ixwp location, PQP has set up the experiment pictured above to monitor evaporation and other effects of perlite blanketing. waste lagoon Dennis Cox. acting as cmccc for the pioneer parade, delivered a lesson county history as the parade passed through the village: Beav er Stake was organized in 1866, with John R. Murdock as the 1st President, William Folhcringham as 1st Counselor and Daniel Tyler as 2nd Counselor. Philo T. Farnsvvorth was the first Bishop in Beaver Ebcnczcr Tanner was the Presiding Elder when Milford was part of the Minersville Ward. January . 1904. under direction of Apostle Wilford Woodruff. Jacob Tanner w as appointed Bishop with William Burnes and Thomas Reed as Counselors. First Bishop in Greenville was Samuel James Edwards September 4. 856. when the Beaver County Court was organized, Orson Tv lcr was Sheriff; Wilson G. Novvcrs - Countv Clerk. Lamoni Babbit - Constable, John M. Dav is - Justice of the Peace, John Ashworth - Notary Public and C Perry Lislon - Treasurer. James W. Huntsman, Ephraim Tompkinson and Simon F. Howd were Selectmen 1 Gerald Wawring (right) and Danny Gatten (far right) explain the process ofseperating perlite ore into five different grades of product for shipping and further processing. A conveyor belt will carry the product from the stockpile to the dryer..... that's the horizontal cylinder. Next, the perlite ore will he seperated into sizes by a screening process. The vertical cylinders are for storage until the product is transferred to rail cars for shipping. Gatten, who handles sales and customer sen ice for PQP, says they may consider adding an expander if the demand w arrants "Right now . we McCoy Williams found a cool spot under the trees in the "gold mining camp" to set up . V. headquarters and visit with friends. Hal displayed gold mining relics. 7ji' miner's hard Hal (right) won the "salt hat he is holding dates hack before batter' poster, when and pepper prize for his underground light was supplied by candles beard. we more photos on page 2. ! can ship enough crude ore to make our operation viable. We arc not depending on Circle Four, but we are interested in working w ith them if it is mutually beneficial." he said According to Katie Elmer. Circle Four their lagoons arc designed to engineer, accommodate treatment volume plus 20 years of sludge accumulation volume. Wavering explained that after serving as an odor abatement for a number of years the perlite blanket, along with which any product may have settled during the lifetime of the lagoon, can be mixed together for a high quality fertilizer. "Those little white particles you sec in potting soil are most likely perlite," he added. Wav ering has worked in ev en phase of the perlite industry and is active in the International Perlite Institute. While working in the Milford PQP operation, he and his wife Karen, maintain a home in Manassa, Colorado. Gatten, his wife, Laura, and their children live in Minersville. He is a Social Science major with a v ast amount of sales experience. His father. Jay Gatten, a Kaysv ille, Utah geologist is also a principal in PQP.