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Home of: Ephraim to host Cattlemen's State Convention. - see page 6 The Mormon Miracle Dairy Farmers of Manti Utah re-ele- ct Pageant man as chairman. - see page 2 1998 Attendance. 94,800 VOLUME 113 NUMBER 50 CENTS 1 MANTI, UTAH THURSDAY, JULY 23, 1998 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) to stock gets 14 community kits go-ahe- ad Sanpete County Commission Report for July 14 meeting By Shirley Bahlmann At the July 14 Sanpete County Commission meeting, county employees Ilene Roth, Steve Kjar and Craig Jolley brought up an issue of individual tax assessments needing to be done on some county properties that had previously received a blanket assessment. A blanket assessment is done by area and can include groups of homes. They felt it was important to complete individual assessments on these properties so the taxation would be equitable. The commissioners decided to move their September meetings to the 8th and 22nd so that they can hold Equalization Hearings on Sept. 1, 2 and 3. This rescheduling will give the county time to work through the individual property assessments and leave sufficient time for the affected property owners to go to the board meetings if they so choose. Barry Bradley told the Commission that Manti and Gunnison are interested in Emergency Response Teams in their municipalities. Officer Tim Herbert has completed a course of instruction that would allow him to train the trainers for the teams. Mr. Bradley requested approval of purchase of 14 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) kits, which include such items as a hard hat, flashlight, gloves, etc. The total amount to come out of the Emergency Management budget is $392.00 The Commissioners approved the expenditure. The Commissioners decided to participate in the Indigent Capital Defense and Indigent Felony Defense Trust Funds. These funds are created by the Legislature, and are paid into by participating counties. If a defense lawyer is required for a high profile case, these funds are available to help pay the lawyer fee, thus relieving the county of having to foot the (See County Commission on page 5) Firefighters douse brush fire with ease By David Call A quick and coordinated response by members of the Sanpete County Fire District last week diffused a brush fire blaze. The relative ease with which the fire was doused was a result of a coordinated effort among several different fire deit before Lane River west of got out of partments within the Fire District. Crews from Manti, Ephraim, Moroni, hand. The fire was started late Wednes- Wales, Ftn. Green and Mt. Pleasant all day afternoon, July 15, by accident. got in on the action. The way things were handled is a Searing hot temperatures made the tin- der extremely flammable. Firefighters credit to the cooperation and training of are thankful, however, that winds were members of the Sanpete Fire District, light, making it easier to control the said Ephraim Fire Chief Ronde Larsen. This giant pine tree at Manti City Cemetery was blown over during a freak windstorm that lasted only about 1 5 minutes Saturday evening. Workers are shown here trying to clean up the mess. One headstone received minor damage. Cleanup projects underway as Tidy Bugs infest city Manti City Council Report By Karen II. Buchanan As visitors come through the city, many comments are heard about what a pretty city Manti is. And because of the efforts of many citizens, the city is becoming more bcautiful all the time. The Tidy Bug is out in full force, the old city building has had new windows installed and the Library is getting a face lift. The City Council was told at their meeting on July 15, that the Beautification Committee is observing more and more people cleaning and tidying their property. Tidy Bugs are being awarded to those who are removing trash and weeds and mending and painting. A new award has been created by the Beautifi cation Committee. Called the caught you being tidy button, it is magnetized to put on your refrigerator and is awarded by members of the committee as they sec citizens working in their yards or around their property. Power Superintendent Gene Rogers has negotiated the purchase of windows for the historic old City Hall building and he announced that the installation is now complete. It was time to clean the library, but as the books were removed from the shelves for dusting, it was obvious that much more was required. The shelves needed painting, other areas needed deeper cleaning and the books should be organized in a more efficient way. As a result, the Manti City Library was closed last week and this w eek and maybe into the next so that these efforts can move ahead. When it opens again it may take some time to learn where the books you are interested in arc now, but the reward will be worth the effort. The work meeting to discuss with the architect the plans regarding the new city building, scheduled for July 16, was postponed until July 22 at 4 p.m. The results of this meeting w ill be reported in a later issue of the Messenger. Clyde Nielson requested that the City Council consider a request from the Emergency Preparedness Committee to cover the cost of equipment for a Certified Emergency Response Team. It will cost (See Manti City on page 4) Lions Club Tournament deemed huge success Thousands participated in the annual Ephraim Lions Club tour- nament held recently. Lions Club vice president Craig Rasmussen reported that 1092 hours of com- - munity service went into making the annual event a huge success. The winners were: Filly champs: Manti Trophies were awarded to Pony champs: Manti each player on both the 1st and 2nd Boys Farm champs: Mt. Pleasant Pinto champs: Manti place teams. Fairvicw 13-luted that night Manti team not only took top ors at the Lions Club Tournament, fire truck up but went on to claim the state tro- - Street. In the Girls phy on July 17 by defeating In the Girls Fox League, the hon- - 5. The team was sa- - championship game between as they rode on the Fairvicw and Mt. Pleasant was so and down Main exciting that the announcer didnt announce who won. That result, Falcon League, the along with others that are not yet reported, will be published later. Manti Fox League team members: Back: Coach Emily Braithwaite, Shae Strickland, Becky Bown, Jill Neeley, Marcee Petersen, Nikki Rowley, Kami Braithwaite, Meggan Hatch, Coach Amy Jones; Front: Amberly Rogers, Kristy Hintze, Keena Braithwaite, Jenny Barton, Sheena Buchanan, Lyssa Eastman. Lions Club President Glen Lee presents prizes to Fox League Champions (Manti).