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March 19,2013 -- IMPANOGOS'HMES . , 5 jr.r --- : i - - rt.' "' Pleasant Grove Welcomes doTERRA and 300 New Full-Tim- e Jobs outlets opening in Beijing and Shanghai later this summer. There are more than 800 global employees and as the Pleasant Grove facility is com-pleted, more than 300 new full time jobs will be created. In January, doTERRA was awarded the Company of the Year by the Utah Val-ley Chamber of Commerce and in 2013 the Governor's Office of Economic Develop-ment approved a ce refundable tax credit of $16,655,814, or 20 percent of the new state revenue paid by the company over the 10 year life of the agreement. This is a significant accom--' plishment for a company and will benefit the community as well. A recent market study veri-fied the fact that 90 percent of those who use the product aren't interested in building a business, but are focused on the products and education. The demographics revealed the average member is a young mother in her 30's with children. doTERRA recognizes that mothers love to be empowered and proactive in their family's health, which in turn has a posi-tive effect on our community. As stated in their literature, dSTERRA is filling the grow-ing need for an alternative ap-proach to health and well-bein- g. "Essential oils have been used throughout history in many cul-tures for their medicinal and ther-apeutic benefits. Modem trends toward more holistic approaches to self-car-e and growing scientif-ic validation of alternative health practices are driving a rediscov-ery of the profound health ben-efits of essentiaj oils." Pleasant Grove is fortunate to have doTERRA Interna-tional as a new neighbor. by Geri Taylor The corporate campus for doTERRA International, lo-cated on Pleasant Grove Boule-vard, is on schedule to be occu-pied by late July. Upon completion of the four buildings in Phase I, the company will consolidate its global research and develop-ment, information technology, sales and marketing, customer service, and other operations. Architectural work for Phase II is now underway with the construction of a 100,000 sq. foot building that will house the manufacturing as well as an expanded Will Call center, retail and spa facility. The 50 acre site will be landscaped with walkways that will embrace the wetlands on the property, and become "a beautiful representation of both the city and State of Utah to the many local, te and in-ternational visitors." When David and Laurea Stirling's daughter started hav-ing serious medical issues, every medical avenue was ex-plored, but without a successful outcome. David had been intro-duced to essential oils, having worked for another company previously, so in desperation the Stirlings tried a holistic ap-proach by treating their daugh-ter, using the oils and other maladies. To their guarded re-lief and answer to prayers, their daughter's condition lessened in severity and eventually stopped altogether. The seeds had been planted and Stirling, with six other like-mind-health care and business professionals "came together with a common vision of bring-ing a new standard of therapeutic-g-rade essential oils to the world." From their humble begin-nings in April 2008, the com-pany has grown from its of-fering of 25 single oils and 1 0 blends to 40 individual oils and 20 functional blends. They also have a variety of skincare, personal care, and supplement products, infused with essential oils. They currently fill over 100,000 bottles a day from their Pleasant Grove plant located on the West side of doTERRA is a Latin de-rivative meaning "Gift of the Earth" which defines the mis-sion of the company to pro-- . vide the world with a new and powerful wellness alternative through high grade essential oils. Their commitment to pu-rity and safety resulted in a new quality standard doTERRA calls CPTG Certified Pure Ther-apeutic Grade. While the industry require-ments are high, doTERRA has gone a step beyond in regu-lating their products which are overseen by a network of highly educated and experienced bota-nists, chemists, health scientists, and health-car- e professionals. Essential oils are natural ar-omatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flow-ers, and other parts of plants and are most often extracted through a low-he- at steam distillation process. One crucial element of pro-ducing the highest grade of oils is achieved by where the plants are grown. Most of the plants originate from where they are indigenous, where they natu-rally grow, consequently there are farms all over the world. Climate, geographic region, soil conditions, altitude and harvest season are all factors that deter-mine the purity and therapeutic value of an oil. Significant progress has been made in shoring up the supply chain of medicinal grade oils in the past six months in or-der to keep up with the demand. Company experts work directly with growers through out the world to increase sup-ply and continue to meet the standards and level of quality. Many farmers in poor coun-tries lack the ability to mass-se- ll their product, so doTERRA provides the market and the de-mand. The company works with people who have cultivated these plants for generations and make just enough money to live, with no hope of their situa-tion ever changing. Stirling said, "We go into these countries and have them grow what we need, and if they can do it to our level of qual-ity, we ensure a market that will make them twice the money, which in turn allows them to send their children to school, and potentially change their fu-ture." This win-wi- n situation achieves the two-fol- d mission of ensuring supply of oils and giving back. The growth of doTERRA International has been remark-able as it has consistently dou-bled and nearly tripled its sales, and projections indicate it will again double in 2014. The international market also continues to expand, with offices in Tokyo, Taiwan, Aus-tralia, Hong Kong, the UK, Ko-rea and with boutique-typ- e store "Library" continued from Page 4 the opening at the PG Library was just the adventure she was looking for. Having experienced what an increase of open area can accomplish, Britsch understands the positive effects of more space for patrons as well as books. There is an ongoing weeding process as old, worn or seldom read books are taken off the shelves and sold or recycled. Outdated books on tape were also removed to make room for CD's and MP3 players. Britsch noted that having more room on the shelves not only has an aesthetic appeal but actually makes it easier to pull out a book and not damage the spine. A fortunate acquisition of shelves from a sale has created a new and appealing look in different sections. For instance, the first thing a patron sees when entering the Library, is the display of newly released books, an area that has made the latest works easily accessible. Bringing these books up to eye level also has a positive effect on customer involvement. The weeding opens space on shelves to exhibit featured books from the front, especially those in the teen and children's section. One idea Britsch is incorporating is the use of bins for children's picture books. With ten or so books facing forward in the bin, it will be easier for children to look through them without having to pull each book out. This not only saves on wear and tear, but according to the library where Britsch saw this concept, twice as many books get checked out when books are in bins. Another acquired book shelf showcases books for teens and is changed at regular intervals to highlight different subjects. Again, some of the books are front-facin-g and draw the attention of inquisitive minds. New furniture has been ' ordered for the teen area that will compliment a planned facelift for that section. The plan to better utilize the lower floor of the library has been in the works for a number of years, but physical and logistical problems prevented its implementation. With the addition of a book elevator (a project by the Mechanical Engineering students at BYU) from the main floor to the basement and a separate office for the children's librarian, the lower floor will effectively be turned into the children's library which will open space and create a colorful and fun area for the youngest participants. Britsch notes that the role of a library changes constantly which is one of the beauties of its evolving responsibility in the community. It is a place to learn skills, use modern "Library" continued on Page 6 Grand Marshals for Strawberry Days 2014 V - VI". X tir.imi b Mi ,n ,ri- n m mi Mi IMM i a- -. . by Mary Burgin The Strawberry Days Chair-man Bruce Chestnut has an-nounced that the committee has chosen brothers Steve and Jeff Alfred as the Grand Marshals for the celebration this year. Steve and Jeff are the owners ofAlfred's Ace Hardware in Pleasant Grove and Highland.. When asked what Steve and Jeff thought of the honor, they said that at first they didn't know if they were old enough to be Grand Marshals. "I was think-ing that the grand marshals over the years were older, but then it occurred to me that I'm now that age," said Steve. Both of the men expressed their feelings of being honored by being chosen. They said that Strawberry Days is a great cel-ebration for the community that they look forward to each year. "We have years invested in Strawberry Days," said Steve. He explained that the parade has end-ed in their parking lot for many years. He also said their lot is also used as parking each night for the rodeo. They even had an employ-ee that ran for Miss PG one year. Growing up, the brothers and their siblings helped their parents, Gordon and Maxine, build and decorate a float for the parade each year. They said that their children and grandchildren' love to participate in the many ac-tivities offered. Steve and Jeff were bom and raised in Pleasant Grove. They have both worked at the store since they were young. When they lost their parents in an acc'dent in 1992, they took over the business and have worked hard to build it to what it is today. Steve said their brother Chad also worked at the store until he completed his edu-cation as a physical therapist. Steve and his wife Mitzie have been married for 32 years and are the parents of five chil-dren and four grandchildren with one on the way. Jeff and his wife are also the parents of five chil-dren. Jeff and Steve Alfred pose with Betty Memmott after she officially presented the brothers as the 2014 Grand Marshals. Photo courtesy ofTimp Times PGHS Cheer Are Dedicated Athletes ' ' ' ' i i ' : - w- ; I- ' , x.-V- : j.VV - V 1 I r J. v v . m m - ' - - i'v ' if ,i ...iV. '' r.,i ,1 .... i, i.i ii... by Liz Maxfield To be a PGHS cheerleader is not for the faint of heart! We see them tumbling across the floor, throwing each other through the air in the ultimate "faith falls", performing complicated and challenging choreography, and making it all look like a piece of cake. They put together new routines for every half time they perform at and they perfect a long routine for their own competition season. They are great at what they do and we love them! But do we know what it takes to be a cheerleader? This is a sport that spans 1 1 months of the year. May through October is spent in serious conditioning to develop the strength and endurance needed to prevent injury and to perform those amazing stunts! Any one of them could keep up to the best athletes in the high school! After an hour and a half of practice learning cheers, stunting (lifting and throwing HO pound girls repeatedly), creating routines, and doing kicks and jumps with weights, the next hour and a half is all about conditioning: 20 minute planks, 15 minute wall sits, and a 3 mile run with interval sprints. The next day's after practice conditioning might be a bit easier and only require an 8 mile run followed by 10 minutes of abs. Anyone who knows the definitions of these exercises will know it's a serious workout! November through March brings a shift in focus as the team prepares for their own competition season. Those tournaments are something to see! Just ask Assistant Principal Jeanie Wilson, one of the few people not related to a cheerleader who goes to support them. (Thanks, Jeanie!) Through the entire year they travel to support the whole school at all kinds of events. They are at assemblies, back to school nights, and have participated in service activities. There have been times in the late Fall that they have cheered for girls basketball, boys JV and varsity basketball, a wrestling match, and a cheer competition all in the same week in ADDITION to the daily three hour morning practices, classes, and homework. Of course, when a schedule like this comes along, they have to split up and rotate games. Even so, the demand on their time is very real. There are events they just can't get to because they still have their grades to maintain since every cheerleader is Back Row, left to right: Monique Maxfield, Haley Peart, Cameron Dixon, Macayla Madsen, Kelsey Monloya, Lizzie Rosenberg, Jessica Bullpitt, Hailey Viertel, McCall Christensen, Gentri Lloyd, Paige Olson, Reagan Sparks. Middle row: Baylee Gamble, Sylvie Dockins, Lexie Booth, Saibreya Smith, Cydnie Clyde, Btynn Ten-is- . Aveiy Sheriff, Beth Farley. Front Row: Nikki Giles, Sam Holman, Taylor Wissel, Loni Lewis, Morgan Gunter, Brianne Moon. Not Pictured: Ashtynne Wade. Photo courtesy of Joe Lazerson required to have a minimum 3.0 GPA, no D or F grades and no NCs. Unlike most sports, cheerleaders have more than their fair share of injuries. It is not uncommon that, due to injuries, a routine has to be completely reworked the day before a halftime performance or a competition (including their region competition this year). And even when such catastrophic upheaval happens, they still perform brilliantly (like taking 1st in region!). Only a group of truly dedicated and talented athletes could do this time and again and still get highest marks in their competitions. From athletics to assemblies, as ambassadors of the school, no one spends more time and effort representing and uplifting the Vikings than the cheerleaders. It means a lot to them when they see a poster in the hallways of the high school celebrating their own success or their lockers decorated before a cheer competition. Thanks Spirit Team! The cheerleaders are on their way to their own national competition at the end of March. The pressure there is more intense than anything they have done during the year. But they've proven that they have what it takes to beat last year's 3rd place finish and they are , aiming for 1 st.