Miss Mary’s Museum Hosts Open House
Committee members at Miss Mary’s Museum would like to announce a Spring Open House to kick off our summer season at the museum. We are open every week during our regular hours: Tuesday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and at any time by appointment. In addition we will be open through the Memorial Day weekend for our Open House, and would like to invite everyone, including out-of-town visitors, to stop by during the hours listed below:
Sat. May 28th: 1:00-7:00 p.m.
Sunday May 29th: 2:00-6:00 p.m.
Monday May 30th: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Please contact Sylvia Barney at 529-3673 if you need to make an appointment to visit the museum at a time other than our regular visiting hours. The museum is located in the old Presbyterian Church on the corner of 100 East, 200 South, Salina, Utah.
We have recently added a few new displays to the museum, as well as additional histories and photos. We also have new spotlighting, internet access, a TV and DVD player, printer/copy machine and a computer. With the addition of the new printer/copy machine, we now have the ability to make copies of our pioneer histories for those who desire that service. We are also able to show DVDs of historical interest to our visitors.
Work is being completed on a new perennial garden to the south of the museum and other improvements to the grounds. Maintenance and repair work will also be completed on the bell and the exterior of the building in the near future.
Last fall we were able to install new blinds and curtains throughout the museum, which has added so much to the appearance of the interior, as well as the preservation of our artifacts.
New additions to the museum have been funded in part by the Utah Arts and Museums Division. We’re very appreciative of their financial assistance and support, as these additions would not be possible without the help of various grant monies.
Contestants are being sought for the annual Sevier County Dairy Ambassador Contest which will be held Saturday June 11, 2016. Interested females age 17-25, at least a senior in high school, are encouraged to contact Vicky Bastian, 435-896-8831 or 979-3167 (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information. Good communication skills, and a positive professional image and attitude are required for the position. The ambassador is eligible for a $1000 scholarship, and each of two attendants is eligible for a $500 scholarship. Deadline is June 1, 2016.
A Mandatory parent meeting for parents of girls that have an interest in being a NSHS cheer leader will be held Wednesday April 20 at 5:30 p.m. in the commons area.
The Durfee Band will be playing for a Community Dance on Friday, April 22 from 7-9 p.m. at the North Sevier Community Center; The cost is $3/person.
As part of the Great Shake-out activities planned for Thursday, April 21, Redmond Town will be testing their emergency siren at 10:15 a.m. Residents are encouraged to know what the various emergency tones mean, but are reminded, this is only a test.
Kindergarten registration will be held Friday, April 1, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in the Salina Elementary School gym. All children that will be 5 years old by September 1, 2016 need to register. This will be the only session held for all parents, and pre-kindergarten students do not need to attend this registration meeting. Parents will be given a free book as well as valuable information about what they can do to help prepare their child for kindergarten.
Parents will be given a large brown registration folder to complete at home. The completed folder must be returned to the office as soon as possible. If children are not registered, they cannot begin kindergarten. Testing will take place when school begins, and families will be notified by mail for their appointment. For further information or with questions, contact the Salina Elementary School office at 435-529-7462.
On Wednesday March 23, the North Sevier FFA is hosting donkey ball at the main gym at the North Sevier High School. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for students, and $4 for children. If you want to have fun and laugh then come and join us.
The Salina Area Chamber of Commerce monthly general meeting will be held Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 12:00 noon at Mom’s Cafe in Salina.
The guest speaker will be Ken May, general manager of the Sufco Mine. He will provide an update on the status of the mine – past, present and future – and discuss its impact on the local community. The Sufco mine is one of the longest continuously running and most productive underground longwall mines in the U.S.
All Chamber members and interested members of the community are invited to attend. Admittance to the meeting is free of charge. Lunch can be ordered off the menu, if desired.
For additional information, contact Sherri Sampson at (435) 529-7459 or Carol Lowman at (435) 201-4997.
Elder Jorge F. Zeballos Of the First Quorum of the Seventy will preside at the Salina Utah Stake Conference January 30-31, 2016. He and Elder J Kevin Ence, Area Seventy, will be the two visiting General Authorities.
They will be attending to reorganize the Salina Utah Stake Presidency after their 9 years of faithful service.
“We are honored to have these two General Authorities visit our area. They will inspire the congregation with their words of encouragement. Please make plans to attend this spiritual occasion,” said Kirk Rasmussen, Salina Stake. “It will be a wonderful opportunity to extend an invitation to your family, friends and neighbors to attend. Other speakers will include President & Sister Nally of the Manti, Utah Temple and President & Sister Center of the Utah St. George Mission.
Elder Jorge F. Zeballos (As for pronunciation, it should be zuh-buy-ohs) was sustained as a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 5, 2008. At the time of his call, he had been serving as the president of the Chile Concepcion Mission (2006-2008). He has also served as a member of the Fourth Quorum of the Seventy in the Chile Area and as a member of the South America South and Chile Area Presidencies. He is currently serving as an Assistant Executive Director in the Missionary Department at Church headquarters. Elder Zeballos graduated with a degree in civil engineering at Santa Maria University in 1979. In 1991, he received his master of business administration from Brigham Young University. After graduating, he worked as a manager of physical facilities for the Chile Area until 1989. He then worked as the manager of corporate affairs for Minera Escondida Limitada, BHP Billiton until he was called as a mission president in 2005. Elder Zeballos has served in numerous Church callings, including full-time missionary in the Chile Concepcion Mission Area Seventy, and mission president. Jorge Fernando Zeballos Ortiz was born in Ovalle, Chile, on July 19, 1955. He married Carmen Gloria Valenzuela in June 1982. They are the parents of five children.
Elder J. Kevin Ence was named a member of the Fifth Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 5, 2014. Elder Ence received an associate’s degree in business and accounting at Dixie College in 1976. He has worked as a real estate appraiser, a contractor, and a developer. Since 1995 he has also been a hotel owner and operator. Elder Ence has served in numerous Church callings, including full-time missionary in New Zealand, bishop, high councilor, stake Young Men president, stake president’s counselor, and stake president. John Kevin Ence was born in St. George, Utah, on May 9, 1955. He married Debra Houston in September 1976. They are the parents of seven children. Elder and Sister Ence reside in St. George, Utah.
Stake Conference will take place as follows: Stake Priesthood Leadership Saturday January 30, 4-6 pm, Adult Evening Session Saturday January 30th 7:00-9:00 p.m., and the General Session will be held Sunday January 31 from 10:00 a.m. until noon.