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Home of: fl- Miss Manti Nlaren Peterson won the Miss Manti crown last Friday evening, Anjanae Fuentes was named 1st Attendant. Other attendants included: Tawny Eastman, Emily Braithwaite and Sandy Steadman. A photo was not available at press time, but will be published as soon as possible. sHIIHRnBHIPiniRiaBqRPPK9IK - The Mormon Miracle Pageant 1999 Dates: June VOLUME 113 22-2-6 17-1-9; MANTI, UTAH 50 CENTS NUMBER 38 THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 1999 Water conditions driest since 1961 Snowpack figures indicate severe drought is likely Snow packs in southern Utah are the low est since 1961, according to early anal) ses of snow pack data by Randy Julander, Snow Survey Supervisor. The data are based on early April observations and measurements. Since January we have been keeping close watch on the in the southern portion of snow-pac- ks Utah, said Julander. They started out very low and, from the statistical anal) ses we had, the potential for them to go lower was substantial. They have, in fact, gone lower, he said. Snow packs on the Virgin-SouthweUtah and Sevier River Basins are the lowest they have been since 1961 (the current period of average length with comide records). April parable basin-snow packs are lower than the in st w 1 t famous 1977 drought year for (4) Wildlife and domestic animals seeking food and water in areas or congregat- SNOW COURSE SURVEY - APRIL 1, 1999 ing in agricultural areas. (5) Forest stress, susceptibilinsect infestation and damto ity age. (6) Severe impact on agriculture, including shortened grow ing season due to lack of water, dr)' farm production severel) curtailed, these areas. Southeastern Utah, from the Price River to Moab and Monticello, are within 0.2 inches of a new record low snowpack. In irrigated acreage potentially refact, excluding the Price River duced. area, snow packs are v irtually non(7) Ranchers may need to imexistent at 5 of average. Springport feed for liv estock. time snow melt runoff for this area (8) Earlv access to high elev is basically over now. for livestock and recreation. v Potential impacts for the south (9) Increased stream and and southeast include: fish oir temperatures, stressing ( ) Wildfire potential could be populations and increasing weed extreme ver) soon, with limits on and algae problems. ( 0) Decreased reserv oir storcampfires and similar open flame in be rules to effect soon. age. Conditions in Sanpete Count) (2) Streams and springs going mav shortened not be that extreme, but figflows, dr), early peak flow duration, low flow volumes. ures indicate that a short water sup-pis in store for this area, also. (3) Severely reduced range and forest forage production for The table at right shows the latest measurements as of April 1. animals. res-er- 1 1 i) itoftliniraii fcirl tiWti Jlfr Top Templars chosen at Manti High School Top Templars for third quarter have been announced by the faculty of Manti High School. Named for this recognition were Sheleen Willmore of Ephraim and Joshua Schiffman of Ephraim. Sheleen is a daughter of Dav id and Patricia Willmore of Ephraim. She is the president of FBLA, a Regional Sterling Scholar winner in the area of Business and Marketing Education, and a member of the National Honor Society. She has attended Utah Business Week, of the high school's and newspaper participated in musical play s all four ) ears. She is also a member of the Ephraim Youth City Council. She is an editor has assisted as an occupation therapist, and has tutored students w ith dyslexia. Joshua is a son of Lynn and Karen Schiffman. of Ephraim. He is student body vice president, a National Honor Society member, and maintains a 3.8 GPA. Josh served as a class officer two of his four v ears at MHS and has served in student government all four years. Josh also played football, basketball and tennis. As an aide to Coach Brenan Jackson, he drew up a fire escape plan for the entire high school. He was a w inner of a McDonald's basketball shooting award at the local level and competed in the finals. Joshua is also an Eagle Scout. Funds to fight hoppers limited, officials warn . v Special committee being organized to help ranchers The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food, the S (Animal Plant Health Inspection Service) and the Tooele County Extension Office are alerting homeowners, farmers and ranchers around the state that pub-li- c and private funds to fight cricket and grasshopper infestations are limited this year. The State Entomologist, along with cricket and grasshopper experts from the USDA and the USU Extension Service will survey areas to verify this years threat. USDA-APHI- COPY The 1998 fall survey reported a large jump in the number of acres expected to be infested by Mormon crickets and grasshoppers. The report shows a total of322,000 acres are expected to be infested with grasshoppers and 509,800 acres are expected to be infested with Mormon crickets. The combined acreage covers more than 1,300 square miles of public and private property in Utah. Such an infestation could cause extensive damage to both residential and agricultural property'. Jazzlettes: Bottom row: Shandell Keele, Shanna McEntire, Alexa McKenzie, Tristie Black, Crystal Cummings, Aubree Thomson, Alyssa Hanks, Megan Buchanan, Ashley Jack-soMegan Nuffer; Top row: Emily Olson, Kiley Mason, Megan Casperson, Natalie Carpenter, Jordan Harward, Lisa Hansen, Kelsey Morrison, Chelsea Beach, Alisa Nelson, Shayna Syme. Not pictured: Rachel Howe, Andrea Gee. n, Center Stage America competes in St George, brings home 7 trophies Center Stage America took two groups to St. George to compete in the Dixie Jam Dance competition recently. There were 25 other teams in the competition. CSA was the only team from a 2A school. All other teams were from 4A and 5A schools CSA won a trophy for every routine they entered. The Jazzlettes. grades 5 won 1st place in their Disco rou 4-- tine. 2nd place in their Jazz routine. and a 3rd place in their p routine. The CSA Drill team. Crimson Heat, which is made up of middle school age girls, took st place in their Military routine. 2nd place in their Jazz routine. 2nd place in their Lyrical routine and 2nd place in their Pom routine. After the competition one judge commented that she could Hip-Ho- 1 really tell that CSA was being well trained in technique because they didn't have to resort to ex- plicit mov ements like so many of the other dance groups did. Another judge commented that it was refreshing to see such beautiful costumes w ithout compromising modesty. See Center Stage on page 8 Funding for grasshopper cricket control has ended and ranchers may be on their own to protect their property . Utah Commissioner of Agriculture and Food, Cary G. Peterson, is forming a special Decision and Action Committee to respond to the threat. The multiagency committee would represent all land interests associated with any insect infestation such as the UDAF, US Forest Serv ice, Bureau of Land Management, Utah Department of Natural Resources, the Utah Farm Bureau, Utah State University, private land owners, and cities and counties. The e is expected to be called together on April 8, at the UDAF buildina. com-niitu- L Crimson Heat: Bottom row: Jessica Nielsen, Jessica Shuffler, Lauren Catmull, Kimmie Kellor, Mandy Mickelson, Stephanie Ashton, Lacie Lammert; Top row: Stephany Carpenter, Brandy Hamilton, Jaydee Allsop, Marianne Rees, Mary Schrotz, Melissa Fitzgerald, Brandy Beeny, Tawnie Clark, Whitney Lemon, Bradie Nielson.