|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|
Standard Rate US Postage Pad Utah Press Association 307 West 300 South, Suite 5005 Salt Lake City UT 84 0 1 2 2 P.O. Box 224 Milford, UT 84751 1 Milford. UT. 84751 Perm No. 15 1 1 -- ACT Y I II 3' I MARCH 27, 1997 VOL. VII NO. 13 Milford Lady Lions Sponsors A1IUAL EASTER E55 HU.NT dpri 29 10:00 A.M. - MHS Gymnasium -- MILFORD VOLUNTEER FIREMEN EARN CERTIFICATES Eighteen members of the Volunteer Fire Department, Service District 2, have successfully completed a basic wildland firefighting course. Taught by the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands, the eight-hocourse provides instruction in the basics of wildland fire fighting techniques. is "This training considered essential for fire fighters who will be on the fire line battling the flames," said Ron Larsen, area manager for the Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands. "We provide flac row: Derrick White, Janice Pope, Sam Schofield, Andrea Bryan, Makendra Davis, in fire instruction safety, Makayla Mayer, Katie Dotson. Middle row: Sharla White, Austin Mayer, Chelsey Suggars. prevention, fire behavior, map Front: Shasta Lake, Jacob Potter, Cassidy Carter, Carri Netto. reading and the tools and The March 19, 1997, Milford Elementary equipment that will be used on the fire line." Science Fair was divided into 4 categories: Models & Certificates of training Life & Collections; Science; Physical Science; Earth been have awarded to Chief Les three Science. in each category V winners Top Space Martin Banks, Jared are pictured above. Whitney, Sean Brooks, Stephen Bridge, Competition continues at the Dixie College Brooks, Rodney Carter, Aaron Convention Center April 8. Exhibits will be open to Cox, Jennifer Cox, Vincent Cox, the public from 1:30 to 3:00 P.M. Students invited t:- K-Neil Craw, Robert Craw, Norman to participate are: 2 Division: Michael Turner, Davis, R. Brent Hardy, Peter Earth & Space Science and Anna Potter, Physical the Einstein Award winner 3-Cassidy Carter, of Jones, Krista McGinn, Robin Science. 5 Division: Austin Mayer, Life Science; in addition to 1st place in Earth and Space Science. Mott, Paul Patterson and Rudy Cassidy Carter, Earth & Space Science; Carri Netto, Smith. Physical Science; Derrick White, Models & "It's a credit to these Collections. Division 6: Andrea Bryan, Life Science; Makendra Davis, Earth & Space; Jacob Potter, dedicated fire fighters that they Physical Science; Janice Pope, Models & Collections. seek this type of training," added Mr. Short explained that the students going to St. George are not necessarily the ones with the Larsen. such "Completing highest scores. Guidelines for that science fair are just different. Ail participants did a great job and are to be commended for their efforts! training increases their usefulness when wildland fire erupts." Milford ur MHS Cheerleaders S.U.U. Three cheerleaders served as judges, with their vote accounting for 60 percent of the final score. The remaining 40 percent was the vote from the student body. Final results: Junior Varsity Heidi Mayer, Cindy Netto, Haylee Emily Thompson, Willden and Michaela Wright. Varsity Cheryl Barnes, Lynette Holm, Sara Jefferson, Natalie Jimenez and Natalie Nelson. cms. Emm! by Kristen Bailey Tigerette Try-Ou- ts April 17, 1997 Spring Break begins Wednesday March 26, 1997. NAPPY EASTER! Tigerette Review will be held ApriU, 1997. Sterling Scholar program will be held April 3 at SUU. There will be a banquet held in their honor that night at 7:00 p.m. Historical Tidbits By Norman Baxter: I have hesitated to write of these events for my memory is getting terrible. I can only guess at the dates. In January of this year, the Delta area was invaded by a mass of Grebes. They are an aquatic bird about the size of a pigeon, with a shorter tail. They are almost black with a sharp pointed beak and red eyes. Their legs are so far back on their bodies mat they are almost helpless on the ground. At Delta they were garnered and taken to water and released. They estimated that over 3,000 were saved. This invasion of Grebes happened here, in the early 1 930's. As at Delta, the birds were confused by the glow of lights during a snow storm confusing mem into thinking mat they were landing on water. They just plopped out of the sky and floundered on the ground. At that time, we knew very little about them and though many were picked up, none lived. Another incident occurred right after the War. Masses of all plants in the valley, though their favorite were the attacked Aphids alfalfa fields. The stems and leaves were solid with the bugs. In the Delta area, the alfalfa fields were black although they sprayed with aircraft. I don't believe much spraying was done in this valley, but there was some damage done to the first crop. I visited my brother's farm on the west bench. He showed me that Aphid eating spiders had taken over. The plants were a mass of spiders and when they disappeared, there were no Aphids left. Then mere was the invasion of frogs. I believe it was in die 1970's but can only guess. It had been a very wet year, the swamp East of Milford was overflowing. Then the frogs hatched out in droves. They crossed the RR. tracks and came into town. What a mess! You had to watch where you stepped and cars squashed many, many of mem. Then there was the year of the Monarch Butterflies! Monarchs migrate each year from Mexico to Canada. But, for some reason in the 1970's, they stopped in the Milford Valley. There were many more butterflies than house flies. There were hundreds in my backyard and you were continually brushing them away. Driving a car was hazardous. When one hit die windshield it left a big glob of goop. The windshield wipers only made it worse and it wouldn't wipe off with a cloth. I learned to carry jugs of watecin the car. Monarchs are beautiful, but not in such large quantities! They were only here for two or three weeks, then left, although a few remained for the summer. Kindergarten Registration Milford Elementary School Kindergarten Registration for the school year 1997-9- 8 has been scheduled for Friday afternoon, April 4, 1:30 to 3:30 P.M. in the school office. To be eligible to enter kindergarten, children must be five years old on or before September 1, 1997. The requirements for enrollment in kindergarten are: (1) A certified birth certificate from the Bureau of Vital Statistics of the state where the child was born. (2) Verification that the child has received the immunizations required by state law. (3) Proof of Amblyopia (lazy eye) testing. Immunizations and Amblyopia testing are available at the Beaver County Health Department, Milford office, or through your personal health care provider. The School Nurse, Anne Denny, RN, and Beaver County Health Department personnel have scheduled a special Kindergarten Day at their Milford office Friday, April 4, 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Required immunizations and lazy eye testing will be offered. Immunization records will be reviewed at this time and required immunization forms will be completed. Exemptions from required immunizations for medical, religious or personal reasons must be completed at the health department office. This special clinic has been arranged for your convenience. Please attend the clinic and then bring all completed forms to the registration. An immunization clinic at the same office is scheduled for Thursday, April 3, 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. Forms may also be completed at this time. Immunizations will not be given at school. Children will not be allowed to attend school unless the proper documentation to meet requirements is provided. HOME VISIT: During registration, parents will be asked to schedule a convenient time for Mrs. Bettridge, kindergarten teacher, to make a home visit. This will help Mrs. Bettridge and the children to become acquainted and prepare for a classroom visit. KINDERGARTEN CLASSROOM VISIT: Students who register for kindergarten will be invited to visit the kindergarten classroom at a later date. Information concerning the visit will be available at registration. for more information. You may call the school office, We look forward to registration on Friday, April 4. 387-284- fit (a : 1 . I 1, V. Minersville State Park will be open for Easter weekend Park manager Norm Forbush says come out and have a great time! The boat ramp, docks, restrooms and camp site will be open to kick off the 1997 Water season this weekend. on was 42 temperature 24th. There March Monday, are 29 camp sites available on a first comefirst serve basis. Fee is $1 1. for sites with hookups or $9. without. Day use is $3. The park should be on line at for reservations by the 800-322-37- 70 first week in April. Park officials say they really appreciate the respect that has been given to the closed gate. Fishing Report: Fishing has been good for rainbows from 14-2- 0 inches from shore and from float tubes. Wooly buggers, leach patterns and nymphs have been working well when fished close to shore. Spinning gear with a bubble and wet flies or jigs have been effective too. Trolling generally is not very effective until the water warms up a little. There has been significant fishing weekends. on pressure Remember special regulations: artificial flies and lures only, and limit of one trout, which must be at least 20 inches long. Little League Wrestling Under the direction of Chris Barnes, during the past 4 weeks, the kindergarten through 8th grade boys have been competing in Little League Wrestling. Although there was a late start, there were over 50 boys signed up and wrestled. We would like to thank all the volunteers, coaches, and parents that supported and helped out. Some of the winners Emm this last match were: Bryce Long, Blake Williams, David Harvey, Levi Marble, Johnny Marble, Tyson Gray, Jeremiah McFall, Gordon Garrett, Cade Boyter, Michael Florence, Eric Florence, Adam Pearson. Looking ForwardLooking Back Milford 1st & 2nd Ward 155th Relief Society birthday celebration was held March 19th. The program included of a brief history of Milford and the Relief Society. When the Relief Society was first organized in Milford on March 23, 1905, Nancy Pichforth was President, and Lucy Bums and Celia Kay were her counselors. In 1932, when the Murdock Academy Building dismantled, and the stones hauled from Beaver to Milford for construction of the present church building, Relief Society ladies set up committees to feed the workers. A year in construction, the opening dance was held in the recreation hall on Jury 24, 1933. With yet another wardhouse nearing completion, the event was a time for looking forward as well as looking back.