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Special art work now on display at The Mormon Miracle LDS Museum in Salt Lake . Pageant - see page 4 1 998 Attendance: 94,800 VOLUME 113 NUMBER 2 50 CENTS MANTI, UTAH THURSDAY, JULY 30, 1998 Agricultural pollution cause of water quality concerns problems, he said. The main reasons for this are that agricultural operations use a lot of water and cover a lot of area. Agriculture is an area of conUtahs water pollution problems to cern mainly because of the manure nutrients, total dissolved solids, that gets into the waterways from Ostler, addressing a group of metals, and dissolved oxygen. He various feeding operations, acseveral hundred of Utahs farmers said that because agricultural is cording to Ostler. Manure takes and ranchers at the Utah Farm such a widespread industry ox gen out of the water, adds nuBureau Federations Midyear Conthroughout Utah, it can be a source trients, and bacteria than can cause ference held in Vernal, Utah, said of pollution in Utahs waterways. illness, he said. Utah needs to make some changes Were finding that agricultural Ostler also addressed the issue are fed the activities with some into of come ofTMDLs to (Total Maximum Daily causing compliance Midyear conference of UFBF discusses water quality problems in agricultural community Utahs agricultural community must take steps now to improve water quality or the federal government will forcibly take steps for them, according to Don Ostler, Director of the Utah Division eral water quality regulations. Our water is certainly good, but we do need to make some changes, Ostler said. Ostler attributed most of of Water Quality. Loads) which refers to the amount a w ater body can sustain without impairing its designated use such as drinking water or recreation. With the new TMDI standard. Ostler said that Utah will now have to clean up problem water areas in 2 y ears that would have taken 45 years following the old law. He also discussed the new standards for TMDLs. The TMDL process has to achiev e Water Quality Standards, consider all sources, be technically supported, and show a qualified pollutant reduction along with public involvement. UFBF President Ken Ashby said he agreed w ith Ostler. I think it is crucial that all per of total pollution that 1 spectives of this important issue come to the table ready to solve the problem, he said. Our farmers and ranchers are extremely concerned about water quality and want to do all they can to find solutions. He said a big problem for those in agriculture is limited budgets. Our families dont have a lot of money to make improvements to their operations, he said. However, there is some funding out there that we can make use of and we will encourage our farmers and ranchers to do so. Ashby said that water quality is one issue that agriculture will hold on the forefront of its Torrential rains cause flash flood A flash flood hit Spring City at p.m. on July 22, according to Lt. Barry Bradley, Director, Emergency Management. It lasted until 9 p.m., Bradley said. As a result of an unusual rain fall in Canal Cany on area, a large flash flood occurred, bringing fioodwater and debris along Canal Creek through 5 Spring City. Emergency workers and volunteers were able to divert flooding around homes in Spring City. Jay and Tawnie Olsen and children, Dan, Jaylynn, Christian, John, Thomas and Jacob are part of a group who cleared weeds at Ephraims Pioneer Cemetery as part of the Take Pride in Utah day. Cleanup projects restore beauty to cemetery Members of the Ephraim tory and stories about the cemetery First Ward and the area LDS by Martha Olsen'as they ate an missionaries met at Ephraim early morning breakfast. With shovels, rakes, weed cut- Pioneer Cemetery July 18 to eryone put hisher shoulder to the wheel. When they were done it was truly a sight of which to be proud, The cemetery committee would the historical for and area ters, gloves, up energy they spent like to keep the Pioneer Cemetery Take Pride in Utah Day. remainder the of their time getting looking historical and have chosen Over 70 people, ages rid of the weeds, not to plant the entire area in grass, were entertained with a short his- - Th is was a hot, hard job, and ev- - Therefore the weed problem is for-ever-growi- Workshops offered for county The USU Extension Office is offering two workshops to help get ready for county fair activities. A workshop to prepare to participate in the Fashion Revue and to leam how to model will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, August 7 at the Sanpete County Courthouse. Another workshop on How to Decorate Your Duds will be held at the same place that after--noo- n from 2 to 4 p.m. For this workshop bring clean, or cloth hats. You plain will get to decorate your own duds with materials available at the workshop. Cost is about $5, depending on what materials you select. 1 Call to register for either or both these workshops. Fair Time Is Here It will soon be fair time again. Now is the time for to get their fair exhibits ready. If you have a clothing exhibit, you only have two weeks before the fair entry date. All other exhibits have 2 12 weeks before the fair entry date. 4-- H or painting look-spru- ce projects tion will be judged on Thursday, August 13. photograph, drawing in your attic of a lo- 4-- H - 4-- H 4-- H 4-- H bams. The Fairview Museum will I leritage Council wants it to be display photos of local bams, as part of a national traveling ex- well as historic farming tools. hibit coming to Sanpete County There are plans for bam dances, in August. quilting shows and cookouts The Bam Again: Celebratevent. during the The I leritage Council is also ing an American Icon exhibit will be at the Central Utah Arts looking for barn owners who Center in Ephraim Aug. 29 - Oct would like their properties in10. It is being produced by the cluded in the exhibit and tour. Smithsonian Institutions TravBoth the local and national Exhibition Services. exhibit are intended to increase eling Part of the exhibit will be community awareness and indisplays of local barns. The volvement in bam restoration so Heritage Council is looking to there is a lasting legend left in include any drawings, paintings the host communities. or sketches of local bams. The drawings will be accompanied Sanpete County residents inhistories in having their bams inthe The bams. terested of by winners of a statewide photogvolved in the exhibit should call June raphy contest also will have their Monte Bona, 462-250barn photos shown in the Crane, 4 or Joe Blain, Ephraim Art Center. The six- - If so, the Sanpete County six-we- 4-- H Detective work included with auditors chores By Karen II. Buchanan (Editors note: last in series) Its pretty hard for you to dis- appear if you own property in Sanpete County. A total of 26,000 property parcels required notice this year, and 177 property owners were lost, that is, they did not respond to the annual tax bill sent to them. County Auditor, Ilene B. Roth and her assistant, Mark Nickle are pretty good detectives. They located 166 of these people, wrek exhibit will also include a walkingdriving tour of local cal bam? ing on the Sanpete County Fairgrounds. 4--H Volunteers Needed Style Revue For clothing entry partic ipants During the county fair, who are also participating in the exhibits are displayed in the ExhiStyle Revue, Modeling Judg- bition Building. Volunteers who will ing begin at 3 p.m. on Thurs- are 16 years of age or older, are while the day, Aug. 13. The Style Re- needed to help with vue Fashion Show will start at 7 Exhibit Building is open to the p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 13. There public. will be a 5:50 p.m. rehearsal for The Building will be open on the Fashion Show routine. Call the Wednesday, Aug. 19 from 4 to 10 The County Auditors Office Extension Office for details and p.m., and Thursday, Aug. 20 has been charged by the County 1 0 for the Exhibits Revue. 22 from registration Clothing Style through Saturday, Aug. Exhibit entries for all clothing All Other Exhibits a.m. to 10 p.m. If you have a time Commissioners to do everything vv ithin their exhibits is Wednesday, August 12, Exhibit entry for all other expower to locate delinfrom 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Extenhibits is Menday, Aug. 17 from 3 quent property owners. The (See Workshops are anxious that no 7 sion Office. All clothing construc to p.m. at the Exhibition Build on page 2) lose hisher land owner property because of nonpayment of taxes. Mrs. Roth said that in her experience working for the county she thus preventing valued property paid for five years; and even then, of time but the party was finally has never seen a property loss ocfrom being sold in the County Tax not until the Auditor and her de- located and was very grateful that cur to owners who made a serious Sale. tectives have exhausted every property was not lost to them. effort to keep their land.The Auditor spends a lot of means to locate the owner. The Auditors Office has other Besides the obvious telephone time and energy to keep property live in do not to find directories Many Sanpete individuals, responsibilities. They prepare the off the tax sale rolls. She recog- County and, in fact, may live in neighbors and property owners budget, pay all the bills, including nizes that most owners do not re- parts of the country other than associations are also valuable as- county payroll, calculate tax rates alize their tax payments are in ar- Utah. Mrs. Roth recalls attempt- sets for information. But probably and prepare and mail Disclosure rears. County Tax Sale notices are ing to find one property owner who the most useful resource is the Notices. One assignment that the Aupublished four weeks before the lives in North Carolina. They Auditor herself. Because of the scheduled sale. checked in telephone books for many years (since 1979) she has ditor finds most satisfying is helpProperty does not go to the tax cities in the known area looking for worked for the County, she knows ing people leam of the tax abatesale unless the taxes have not been a last r.an.e and initial. It took a lot a lot of people who live here. ment programs that are available. 835-215- ' Local bams sought for Heritage Council project I lave a ever ongoing. But with oluntccr groups with the desire to preserve and leam about this histori- cal place, the cemetery is ing better than c cr. And as all learned this day ou can take pride in Utah every' day. Damage assessment and repairs to roads and utilities began immediately and continued through July 23. An emergency for Spring City area was declared July 23 by Sanpete County. Several thousand acres of farm land, farming operations, the Canal Canyon Irrigation System, Spring City pressurized irrigation, Canal Creek bed and four bridges were severely affected and will require time to repair. - 2; 283-665- 283-432- 1. Mrs. Roth is clerk for the Board of Equalization which evaluates abatement requests. Veterans as well as veterans widows may apply for tax exemption, as may the blind and indigent. Another government tax abatement program is the Circuit Breaker. All of these are designed to help property owners pay taxes or be relieved of them in order to keep their property. The Auditors Office is responsible for auditing other county entities and keeps records of grants. This is Ilene Roths third year as Sanpete County Auditor. As Auditor she belongs to the Clerk Auditor division of the Utah Association of Counties and like other county officers, lobbies for state laws that will best serve Sanpete County.