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|Rights Holder||Alice Smith, Milford, Utah|
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|Paper||Beaver County Monitor|
Standard Rate U S Pottage Pwd MTford. UT. M751 PermtNo. 15 Utah P.O. Box 224 307WeTflnSOCiaf'On Milford.UT 84751 Address Correction Requested vl V VOL. VII NO. MARCH 13, 1997 JIHS Choir Reaches New High ' W - - i. - .J 7 I. . In yi I ray--- ' .f . vl. , '! l K 1 The Old Milford Grade School stood to the north and east of the high school. ..where the gymnasium is now located. Anyone with additional pictures of information regarding the school, please call Gladys Whittaker at In Milford's early history, the Old Williams' Smelter stood on the spot now graced by our beautiful new high school. When progress the smelter it gave way to the old high school in 1915 the first public high school in Beaver County. By the 1938-3- 9 school year, there were 200 students. The Echo became a member of the National Scholastic Press p Association. Many students received honors in debate, bookkeeping, speech, basketball, music and journalism that year, too. 387-225- 6. by-pass- ed Hill-To- Second Place Winner Milford Valley Memorial Hospital Essay Contest THE CHANGES IN THE WA YS DOCTORS HELP THE HANDICAPPED By Tug Thompson when I was 1 1 My accident was a tragedy to my family and I. It had a major impact on my life, I all terrain vehicle, was struck by years old, my life took an unexpected turn for the worse. While riding my a truck, and had my leg smashed off. I was rushed to the Milford Emergency Room. After the' had givtft me all the medical attention that they could in Milford, I was rushed to the Cedar hospital and Life Flighted to Primary Children's medical Center, and there the doctors amputated my left leg. I was in a coma for about 3 weeks. When I first regained consciousness, the first thing that I remember is Mr. and Mrs. Cox coming to see me when I was in physical therapy. When I was there, anyone who had been in the hospital for a long time had to do some kind of therapy if they had not had any exercise. I had to have 3 kinds of therapy when I was in the hospital because my accident had damaged my brain so badly that I had forgotten how to do everything. I had therapy for my motor skills, for my speech, and for my physical ability. I did not like my physical I therapist at all at first because he made me do things that I did not want to do. Now, understand why they do all of those things, and I am glad they made me do them, one hundred fifty years ago there were no therapists. If I had been born then, I would have had to recover on my own with out their help. The doctors played all sorts of little mind games with me to see if it would be all right if I could go home. When it came time to leave the hospital, my doctors told me to come back every other week to see how I was doing. I did not like the hospital very much back then, because the doctors and nurses made people do things that they do didn't want to do, brut I realize now that they made me do those things to make my life better. After the doctors let me go home, it was about 6 months until they gave me a prescription for a leg. When had finally gotten it, they made me do more therapy, to help me walk on it, and to regain my balance. I am sure that they make all amputees go through the same kind of treatment to help them cope with their I problems, if I had been born one hundred fifty years ago, I wouldn't have the artificial leg that am walking a on looked a like have on now. I would have had a peg leg and would pirate ship. pirate one hindered fifty years ago my recovery could not have been possible. First of all, the man who hit me woaldn't have known anything about CPR, and I would have been dead minutes after the accident, secondly, there would have been no modern hospital with modern equipment to remove my leg and save my life. Had I lived one hundred and fifty years ago, infection could have taken my life. Fortunatly I w as born in the 1900's. Today my therapist has made me a good, responsible person and a person who never gives up no matter what the problem is. My parents were a big part in that too. They made me get out of a wheel chair and get hopping on a walker. Then they made me get off of a walker and on to my crutches. After I had got home, it was my turn to go on and fulfill all of my dreams. So far I have done it. I play football and I wTestle. Most people say that it is a miracle that I am still medical knowledge here, but I think that it was just the will to live, and to succeed in life, but modern-da- y in a my recovery. played big part I Pip MMm SaTI Prohibition Milford High School Choir traveled to Panguitch last Wednesday to participate in the r - p.--- f. .nib h mm Region 15 SoloEnsemble Festival. The continually improving choir was organized 3 years ago, and singing at the festival was a natural step up in their progression. Susan Jensen, director of the Choir said "Our original intent was to sing for critique only, not to compete since this was our first festival experience." The choir arrived early so they could hear other groups perform and learn from them." "As I listened, I felt we were good enough to compete, not just sing for critique, so that's how I came to turn in the judging sheet," said Mrs. Jensen. The choir performed two numbers "Dona Novis Pacem" and "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child". "It's the best they have every sung, they were completely into the music and united in their performance." Ratings are given from 1 (Superior) to 5. Even with a superior rating, choirs do not automatically go to state competition. The state festival includes all high schools (1 from Utah County southward. To participate in state, a group must have a superior rating and a recommendation to compete at state. MHS Choir walked away with both! Many of the choir members had not read music before they joined the choir or sung fall. last "That's like forming a basketball team with players who have never shot a ball before. The girls have worked hard and they deserve this honor. I am so proud of them!" State competition will be held at Timpview High School on Saturday, April 26. The choir will also be presenting their spring concert "Music, Music, Music" on Wednesday April 30 in the High School Auditorium. A-5- BHS Students Want A Track It's spring! With the warm weather and sunshine, numerous pairs of running shoes are itching for the feel of an asphalt track. In a special board meeting Tuesday, board members reviewed petitions and letters reminding them that plans for the new school included a new football field and track. The board also examined an appraisal of the old high school. Using a demolition cost not to exceed $80,000.00, Judd Company Appraisal Services concluded that the value is $96,000.00 "as is" or $128,000.00 "land value only". The cafeteria portion of the high school, which has been upgraded, has the greatest appeal to the market. "Based on current rental rates, the cafeteria could be leased for a minimum of $ 1 ,000 per month or for $12,000 per year. Decision on the fate of the old school has been delayed until more information is available on a track. School spirit is high following the Lady Beavers' Basketball State Championship last week. Congratulations for the 4th consecutive victory! Still.. ..that season is over and it's track By Norman Baxter - During the early 1930's our group of 14 and 15 year old boys tried to keep up on everything that was going on. There seemed to be a lot of whiskey around. We knew that many folks made home brew (Beer?) Also wine from or grapes. The wine wasn't too bad but that n home brew! It was awful. It had a color, tasted terrible and you wondered how anyone could drink it. It was said that if it set long enough it would settle and clear, but none of them let it set that long. There was "Near Beer" available in the stores, with no alcohol. It's taste? I always thought of the odor of a skunk. Where the Hong Kong Cafe is now located was Bert Wynaught's service station Service) and at the south was a (the Why-NSilver large Maple tree with benches under it. The old men met there each evening to tell stories and have their little nips. They never caused any trouble but one was famous for his Indian War Whoop. When he let that go, it could be heard up and down Main Street. We wondered where the whiskey came from. An older boy told us about a bootlegger in town and how to mak the purchase. He (Jim) lived in an apartment over the Hubbell Drug Store (later it was Lamar Outzen's Corner Drug). We pooled our pennies, nickels and dimes until we had enough for a dollar bill. It was just as the you g man had told us. We knocked on Jim's door, held up the dollar bill. A hand came out, took the bill and replaced it with a smaH bottle of whiskey. The thrill of doing that was worth the dollar. As for the whiskey, it was awful. Someone said they thought it was flavored with kerosene, others thought that it had Croton Oil. (I never did know what that was.) In late 1933, Utah became the 36th state to approve the amendment abolishing Prohibition and in a short time there was a State Liquor Store in town. The shelves were filled with whiskies made in domestic distilleries. Some of it was aged eight or more years. I never could understand that for we had been under Prohibition since 1918. choke-cherri- es milk-brow- ot M.H.S. EVENTS By Kristen Bailey fcCheerleading Try-Ou- ts will be held March 25, 1997. ts will be held April 4, 1997. Tigerettc The Choir went to Panguitch on Wednesday, March 5. They competed against Region 15 1A, and were ranked a Superior 1, and were recommended to compete at the State level. The M H S. Choir will be going to state and competing at Timpview High School on April 26, 1997. CONGRATULATIONS! Try-Ou- &The Boys Basketball Team did very well at 2-- A time. 1 Historical Tidbits Region 15 Music Festival - i at 1 L Region. Thanks a lot for your hard work and dedication. OTrack Season is here! The first meet will be on March 21, 1997 at Pineview High School. WThe Junior Prom will be held March 22, 1997. $ i ... An assembly of Search & Rescue members from Millard County, sponsored by West Beaver County Search & Rescue, gathered at King Davids Mine for a training seminar Saturday xmmmm Members were taught various repelling techniques to aid in Mine Shaft Rescuing.