EUREKA PubfeMwwtir As many of you know, UTB462I Ben Charles Davis, and Jordan Grimstead Grimstead, all residents of Eureka, left on January 3rd with their National Guard Troop 116 for Operation Iraqi Freedom. Charles "Chuck" sent the following letter to the Eureka Reporter to let his friends and neighbors know how they are doing. If you know of a soldier currently serving, we would love to have you submit any information you have about them, including their pictures. You can email it to reportercut.net or put it in the box at 211 E. Main Street in Eureka. on edition of Tin Drily Herald a Pulitzer, Inc. Newspaper Subscriptions and Delivery Service News 375-510- 3 433-693- 3 and Advertising Fax enrekauf.n8t USPS No. 179-62- 0 Published Fridays by Pulitzer Newspapers, Ind, Springville, UT 161 1 Main, 84663. Peri- odicals postage paid Springville, Utah 84661 POSTMASTER: Send address changes to 161 1 Main, Utah 84663. Spring-di- e, Dear 40C 1 year -- in county) $18.00 (out of county) Friday Only NEWS welcome news tips. Call to report a news tip, 3 or if you have a comment or a We 433-693- Suestion. We welcome letters to All letters must include the author's name (printed AND signed) and a phone number. the right to edit letters for darby, punctuation, taste and length. Letters are welcome We reserve on any topic and are probably what wondering your soldiers from Eureka are doing while they are 17,000 miles away. I would like to take a few minutes and fill you in, but first I want to say thank you for all the letters you have sent and the support you have given our families. We couldn't do what we have done without you. God Bless You All! Most of you know that there are three of us from home involved in this called deployment Operation Iraqi Freedom, and all three of us just happen to be mechanics in the guard. We all belong to an Engineer Company, and we have heavy engineer equipment in our unit that we A lot of you NEWSTAND PRICES year- - $15.00 Friends Neighbors: Member: Audit Bureau of Orculetions 1 Friday, July 1 2004 Soldier writes home about experiences in Iraq tfurrta Reporter brain, REPORTER use to push and haul dirt. We presently have three projects going on, and all three of the projects are north of Baghdad. Some are farther than others. One of the projects is at an old Iraqi air base, and our mission there is to help the Iraqi nationals rebuild the base and the runways. It was one of Saddam's top military operations centers before the US moved in and took it back for the Iraqis. The other two projects are to secure and destroy cashes. huge weapons These are storage facilities that Saddam used to store all of his munitions in, and these weapons cashes are about the size of South Area, near Tooele, Utah. The military has found four more of these cashes all in different locations throughout Iraq. It is from these weappns cashes that the Talibon is getting the munitions to build the devices for all the road side and car bombings that you are always hearing about on the news. Therefore, every bomb, missile, mine and weapon we destroy is one less munition that can be used against us and our allies. The temperatures are climbing as the summer months creep upon us, the daytime average is about 115 degrees, and the night cools down to a chili 87 degrees. We did go through a short time when it got up to a high of 123. Thank goodness that didn't last very long! (Something to think about!) If you are a mechanic and a piece of heavy equipment breaks down, your job is to do whatever is necessary to repair it bo that the mission can keep on going. It is 115 degrees outside and the operating temperature on the machine is 185 degrees. You are packing a bullet proof vest that weighs about 601bs, 210 rounds of ammo, and an M16 as part of your standard equipment. Combine all that with the possibility of someone trying to shoot at you, and it makes for many interesting days. Our average day consists of about 12 hours. Then we go back to our tent and prepare for a nice hot meal. Then if you standing outside in to use the phone line a long to call home your day is pretty much used up. Thank you for the opportunity to share this with you! Only in America do you have these freedoms!! SSG Charles Davis feel like Motor Sargent Charles Davis Jordan Grimstead Ben Grimstead Church News aft mm vsa The Eureka United Methodist Church met Sunday, June 27, and held a Sunday Celebration of Worship. Sandy Evans stepped in as leader in Pastor Michael's absence. Services began with a call to worship and hymn, "Jesus Loves Me," which was followed by children's time lead by BRAKES SHOCKS AC ALIGNMENTS TUNE-UP- Sandy Evans. Prayers of the people was followed by a unison prayer was and hymn, "Amazing Grace." Scripture, Acts 11:1-1followed by the message, "Telephone Poles," by Evans. Hymn, "In The Garden," was followed by offeringoffertory and doxology. The benediction concluded services. A bible study group will begin on July 18th and follow the third Sunday of every month which is also Potluck Sunday. Bible study will be in place of church. They will be welcoming a visiting lay speaker starting next week and church will begin at 11 a.m. From now on, church will be S 8, mm rocky's SeiflisiFtrk Piysea 175 N. 798-21- 44 Mm AMERICAN CAR CARE 1J1S.1MW. 465-971- 1 at 11 i II. .Ml J i a.m. Vacation Bible School will be August 9 through August 13, and plans are well under way. If you would like to 1 f 1J lift! 11 MM I donate, please contactEvans at 433-663- 3.