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2 Vernal Expren Wednesday, June 26, 1991 r Western Park Grand Opening This Saturday will celebrate the grand opening of Western Park, a 32-acre multi-purpose public use facility, fa-cility, formerly known as Uintah County Fairgrounds. The new facility includes a 3,000 seat indoor arena and convention center with banquet facilities to accommodate ac-commodate over 700 persons, a 600-seat amphitheater, a Western Heritage Museum and new rodeo grounds including a new grandstand and bleachers able to seat 7,000 persons. Massive parking areas have been acquired by Uintah County through real estate purchases on the west side of Western Park. The county road department headquarters head-quarters has been moved to make room for additional parking on the east The road shop building is now being be-ing used for Western Park storage. Even a playground with picnic tables has been included in-cluded in the project The Western Park complex represents a lot of hard work, cooperation and volunteerism of many persons and organizations. Much of the credit for obtaining financing for Western Park should go to former County Commissioner Nyle Bigelow. Through his persistent efforts mineral lease money was obtained through the Community Impact Board to finance the project Vernal City acted as the pass-through agency and the county supported the project with funding. Uintah County road department played a big part in the project by razing the old homes and leveling and paving the parking areas. Bert and Lynn Angus were over the building construction con-struction supervision and worked hard in coordinating the architect and building contractors to save the county coun-ty funds and keep the project on schedule. The landscaping, sidewalks, lighting and outdoor facilities fa-cilities tie Western Park together as a facility that has unlimited number of uses. The center can serve rodeo activities, inside and outside; county fairs, livestock shows, horse shows, concerts, musical entertainers, art exhibits, western antique collections, dances, wedding receptions, conventions, banquets, outdoor play productions pro-ductions or about anything one could ever need. As the ribbon cutting approaches for Saturday at noon congratulations are in order to all those who have helped support this great effort. To celebrate this accomplishment ac-complishment there will be a host of activities Saturday to show off the facility. Some of the activities include, a short program during the ribbon cutting, an art show, a quilt show, barrel racing, awarding free prizes, lots of entertainment and food. The grand opening of Western Park is an appropriate time to say thanks to all those who have worked so hard to see this facility completed. Never has there been such an united effort in our community to gain something that has such a benefit for everyone. CIGARETTES r-S kl?R3eXC V'stheonly) Outlaw musical takes page from life of Queen Ann The Old West at its best will be portrayed in the Outlaw Trail musical musi-cal production of "Riders of the Wind." This year's production centers on the life of Ann Bassett, Queen of the rustlers. At a time when a large cattle baron Ora Haley was bearing down on Brown's Park as a winter haven for his large cattle holdings, Ann Bassett challenged his aggression. aggres-sion. The strong-willed rancher push Haley's cattle back from trespassing tres-passing on the smaller operations'' lands. Something the cattle were pushed into the Green River or over a cliff. . The musical opens' Jyly 4 with a guest performance by Robert Peterson. The production will continue con-tinue July 5, 6, 8, 9, 15, 18, 19, 20, 22, 25, 26, 27. It begins at 9 p.m. The main characters in the play are Marci Dyck as Ann Bassett, Chris Piner as Hi Bernard, Rex Jorgensen as Ora Haley, Norman Walker as Tom Horn, Chad Hall as Eb Bassett Debbie Spafford as Beth Born, Blaine Pierce as Reginald Cainwood, Chris Mikesell as Slippery Jim, Jay Hardinger as the sheriff and Mary Ann Padigimus as Armida Thompson. t " - , . , t h-iVOv '' " ' ';;'T M .,Y . ' V'A') ,r- - I ..;( t ; -- ; j -v-' . ; v -. Y ri ' s r ; ' . jl j A . -. - . . rr-r i ( -a ' -,f " Aft&W't ;-V"r br-lf ''' 'I- ".-'.il l izv-- :u;ls :;vfT.r- ji "7 - i : T .7 '" . ... . ' I I A ..... , - 1 I i :;'v:::ii ::::::: ' -6 f V" 'XX .. 1 -t . , SLIPPERY JIM, played by Chris Mikesell, tries to the dangers of rustling cattle, warn Queen Ann, played by Marci Dyck, about Charles Gray appointed to Utah DAV Charles Gray of Randlett was elected president of the Utah Disabled America Veterans June 15. Gray has been serving as second vice president. He is a post president presi-dent of the Uintah Basin Disabled Veterans and said he was surprised to be made the president of the Utah organization this year. The UDAV has 5,300 members with 123 in the Uintah Basin. Gray was elected to the one-year term by delegate vote. Vernal Express (ISSN 0892-1091) Published every Wednesday lor $17.50 per year in shopping area and $28 per year out of hopping area within stale and $31 per year out of state within USA by the Vernal Express Publishing Company, 54 North Vernal Avenue, Vernal, Utah 84078. Second class postage paid at Vernal, Utah 64078. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to VERNAL EXPRESS, P.O. Box 1000, Vernal Utah 84078. JacKR.Wallis Publisher Steven R. Walis Editor Melanle Morrison . Staff Writer EricF.Pye Sports Writer ' Becca Donaldson.. Assignment Writer Janet D. Wallis Advertising Marda Henry Advertising Judy McCarley Circulation ft Classified Ads Sonja Norton ..........Obituaries ft Legal Notices Phone 789-3511 FAX 789-8690 Member of Utah Press Association and , National Newspaper Association Area correspondents Naples..... Ada Openshaw, 789-3145 Trlde Lorna MoKee, 247-2350 Lapoint ...Marlene McClure, 247-2552 Whiterocks .Virginia Ferguson, 353-4584 Ballard Marly Rasmusssen, 722-4772 Deadlines News Monday 5 p.m. Display Advertising .Tuesday 11 a.m. Classified Advertising .Tuesday 11 a.m. fr -k -k-k-k-kiK y K i Y Community Calender June 27 All local entries for the Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo must be turned in to the Western Express by 5 p.m. June 29 Naples City will have their annual city dinner of BBQ beef, baked beans, salads and dessert at the Naples City RafK beginning at 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available from the Naples City Offices, 1420 East Weatherby Drive in Naples. June 29 The Split Mountain Archers will be holding an archery shoot at the Vernal Rod and Gun Club from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. The whole family is invited. June 29 Grand Opening at the Western Park. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ribbon cutting ceremony at 12 noon. Women's barrel racing, outdoor arena, starts at 10 a.m. Calf roping in the indoor arena, 12:30 p.m. Guilt show; convention center, Valoy Eaton, one-man art show, museum. Western Art competition , museum. Country store display, museum. Entertainment in the amphitheater, convention center and on the patio! Lots of prizes. Food., Come join the fun. June 29 The Western art contest will be in the Western Heritage Museum until the end of July. Entries have been received from all over the state. It is open to the public during varied hours, daily Monday through Saturday. Call Janey for times at 789-7399 or at home, 789-9472. July 4 "Welcome Home Troops" parade will begin at 10 a.m. atthe Sunburst Recreation Center and travel east on Main Street in Vernal. It is being sponsored by the American Armed Forces Support Group. A patriotic program, the 1 0k "Run for the Arts," displays, storytelling, concessions and a special Women's tribute will happen all day at the Western Park. Annual fireworks extravaganza will begin at dusk at the Vernal City Park, The fireworks display is produced by the Vernal Elks Lodge. July 4-6 Beach Volleyball tournament at the Pavilion pit in the Vernal City Park. Two-man and 4-man co-ed teams invited. Two-man on July 4 at 10 a.m.; co-ed, July 5 at 5 p.m. and co-ed on July 6 at 10 a.m. For more information call Shane 789-2255 or Eric, 789-5466. THE VOICE OF BUSINESS TIPPING THE SCALES by Dr. Richard L. Lesher, President US. Chamber of Commerce MUSEUM DIRECTOR Alden Hamblin inspects cast made from dippy the diplodocus. The casts will be assembled and displayed in the of the museum. main hall WASHINGTON The proposed Striker Replace- ft ment Act of 1991 would turn a generation of labor I law on its head and set off an unprecedented rush to the picket lines. Under existing law, our government govern-ment is neutral in labor strife. In the case of a strike over unfair work practices, strikers are guaranteed immediate reinstatement rein-statement when the dispute is setded. In an economic strike, workers are free both to withhold work from the struckemployer.and to seek other work. The employer is allowed to continue operating, which often cannot be done without guaranteeing permanent status to replacement hires. Indeed, under the law, the same union that represents striking strik-ing workers must also represent the workers hired to replace them. But the ability to hire permanent replacement workers is key to an employer's ability to withstand a union dispute. TheStrikerReplacementActwould take that option away by abolishing an employer's right to hire permanent replacements. re-placements. The employer's only remaining re-maining options would be to either shut down or cave in to workers' demands. . Nor would the impact be limited to highly publicized strikes against large corporations. In fact, the most conspicuous con-spicuous impact would be upon small, non-union companies. . For example, the bill provides that if two or more em ployees "acting in concert" walk off the job to protest "working conditions," a non-union employer will be required to hire them back whenever they decide to return to work. Anyone hired to replace them will have to vacate the jobs, by discharge if necessary. Indeed, the potential implications of this bill for small business are chilling. chill-ing. Within a short period of time, just about every small business in the country coun-try could be forcefully organized by aggressive unions. It should go without saying that many, if not most, small firms cannot afford the inefficiency and bureaucratic overhead inherent in the adversarial employer-employee relations rela-tions that invariably accompany a unionized un-ionized workplace. This bill would tilt the labor-management balance in favor of unions, and encourage more strikes. That apparently is the purpose of the bill. Its proponents complain that there were fewer strikes in the 1980s than in previous previ-ous decades, as if that were a problem that needed to be rectified. But labor peace is a key element in our quest to become more competitive in the world marketplace, and few of our , small businesses could long survive the rigors of coerced unionization. To impose this legislative monstrosity on the American economy just when it is struggling to shake off a recession would be an act of supreme folly.