The Salina Utah Stake is holding its Stake Conference this weekend; there will be four sessions.
Wednesday Aug. 10, 6:00 p.m.-Stake Temple Session at the Manti LDS Temple
Saturday Aug. 13, 7:00 p.m.-General Adult Session
Sunday Aug. 14, 7:00 a.m.-Priesthood Leadership Session
Sunday Aug. 14, 10:00 a.m. General Session
The Stake leaders have chosen “Finding Peace in a Troubled World” as the topic for the conference. All members and nonmembers in the boundaries of the stake are invited and encouraged to attend. Unless otherwise stated, meetings will be held at the Salina LDS Stake Center located at 98 West 400 North.
Planning is underway for Salina’s first annual Coal Days- a celebration honoring the area’s trucking and mining heritage. The festival is scheduled to be held Saturday, September 24 in Salina, in conjunction this year with the Rocky Mountain Trucking Association’s Antique Truck Show held at Robinson’s antique truck yard.
Members of the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce are hosting the event, but are asking assistance from all local businesses, groups, clubs, and citizens to help make the weekend successful.
“I can’t do it alone, and we’d really like to make this into something wonderful for our community,” said Chamber President Carol Lowman at a meeting held Thursday, August 4. “The Chamber’s Board of Directors came up with several ideas, but we’d like more input, and certainly assistance in implementing any plans. We want it to have a festival atmosphere while honoring our local mining and trucking heritage.”
Bounce houses, relays, games, and informational booths will be set up at the Salina City Park from 11-4. Barney Trucking will have a coal truck on location with photo opportunities, and Nelson Sunbeam Coal has donated 2 tons of lump coal as a contest prize. Western Protectors will sponsor a chili cook-off, Redmond Minerals will likely offer mine tours as well as other games and activities, and SUFCO, Robinson Transport, and other local businesses have also pledged support.
In addition, a parade of trucks, both antique and modern, will begin at 5:00 p.m. with the route tentatively planned from the CCC Buildings at the top of Main Street to the Robinson truck parking. Nothing will be thrown from the parade entrants, including candy. A blacksmith, panning for gold, a bike rally, and a poker run were other activities tentatively planned on.
The events hosted by the Chamber will be free of charge, and event organizers are still looking for vendor booths and even some concessions- sno cones, cotton candy- maybe a hamburger/hot dog lunch, popcorn, etc., that could be sold for a minimal fee, and perhaps even entertainment by local talent groups.
“We’d love to have everybody get involved,” said Lowman. “We’ve only got a few weeks left to get things solidified, so we will need to know what everyone is doing by Friday, August 19 so we can start advertising.”
For more information or to schedule an activity, contact Carol Lowman, Chamber President at (435) 201-4997 or Sherri Sampson, Chamber Secretary, at Utah Independent Bank (435) 529-7459.
July 12-13 North Sevier Little League Football camp
Bring your athlete to North Sevier High School July 12-13 from 9am-10:30am. This is NOT a padded camp. Wear athletic clothing and bring some water. $20 includes a North Sevier Football T-shirt at the end of day two.
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.