Salina Utah Stake Conference

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

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.

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016


Blood Drive

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Blood….a gift for any time of the year.

When someone suffers a major injury or surgery, receiving a transfusion of blood can mean the difference between life and death, and that blood can only come from another human being.  Modern medicine can do some amazing things, but one thing it can’t do is make blood.  The only source of blood for someone in need is from a healthy person who is willing to donate.  Although nearly 40% of Americans could donate blood, only 10% of the population takes the time to donate blood.  Because of this lack of donations, the supply of blood available for those in need is often dangerously low.  Donating blood is a simple act of service that only takes about an hour and is relatively painless.  But in spite of its simplicity, it can save the life of another person.  Donating blood is critical in order for hospitals to have sufficient blood supplies on hand for when people need it.
There will be a blood drive at the Salina Stake Center at 98 West 400 North on January 14th from 1:00 – 7:00.  Please come and give a gift that will cost you only an hour of your time and will be priceless to someone in need.

Neal Bosshardt
Redmond, UT


Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

Dance Night at the North Sevier Community Center! The Durfee Band will be playing from 7-9pm on Dec 18th; cost is $3.00 per person.  Come and enjoy the music and have some fun.


Relevete Dance Academy will be holding a showcase on Saturday, December 19 at 11:00 a.m. in the North Sevier High School auditorium.  Five teams will perform, as will the Princess Preps. There is no charge for admission, and everyone is invited to attend.


Friday, December 4th, 2015

Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa is coming to the Food Bank!!! Friday December 11, 2015 at @ 2:00 pm.  Bring your little ones and a can of food to donate if you can…


2050 South Industrial Prayway Rd



The Richfield Stakes of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are extending an invitation to all singles ages 46 plus to attend a Regional Christmas Social on Saturday, December 5, at 1:00 P.M.

This Christmas Social will be held at the Salina Stake Center located at 98 West 400 North in Salina. Mom’s Café in Salina will cater the dinner and a musical program will be presented by the Durfee band.

A good time with wonderful food and great music will be enjoyed by all who attend this fun Christmas Social. All senior singles ages 46 plus throughout Sanpete, Sevier, and Wayne Counties are encouraged to come out and support this fun event.

Lark & Spur

Carols of the World

Saturday, December 5, 2015, 7:00 p.m.

Adults $10

Seniors/Students $7

Tickets available at Rasmussen’s Ace Hardware and Gunnison Implement, Gunnison

Sanpete Messenger Office, Manti

Kopy Katz Printing, Ephraim

Burns Saddlery, Salina

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Wednesday, October 21st, 2015


Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

A Veterans appreciation dinner, hosted by the Redmond American Legion Post 118, will be held Friday, October 9, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at the Redmond Town Hall.  All local veterans and their spouse are invited to attend.




Gunnison Valley Hospital Volunteers will have their annual Book and Gift Fair to raise money for hospital volunteer programs and charities on Thursday, October 15 and 16 in the front corridor of the hospital.

Dave Edgel of Books Are Fun will bring a wide variety of books and gift ideas for the holiday season for customers to peruse.

The volunteer program at the Gunnison Valley Hospital began 10-years ago and has contributed to a number of items for the hospital including two TVs, VCRs, and the stands to put them on in order for patients to enjoy movies instead of watching television. They’ve also purchased a number of great movies for patients to choose from.

The volunteers are having a special bookcase made to compliment the new decor in the hospital lobby. Patients and patrons will be able to choose a book to read while in the hospital or as they wait for testing or surgical procedures.

Monies raised from this book sale will go toward other volunteer and charity programs at the hospital.

The public is encouraged to attend this annual Book Sale on Thursday, October 15 from 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 P.M. and Friday, October 16 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 P.M.


Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

At Home Health

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

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Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

The Salina Area Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with Salina City, will be hosting a Community Branding Update meeting on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. the North Sevier Community Center in the upstairs conference room. (This meeting takes the place of the Chamber’s regular monthly general meeting for October.)


Malcolm Nash, Sevier County Economic Development Director, will make the presentation and lead the discussion regarding the new Sevier County brand – Utah’s Trail Country. Dinner is being provided by the Sevier County Office of Economic Development with dessert and drinks by the Chamber.


All Chamber members, other North Sevier Area business owners/managers, local government and community leaders and interested members of the community involved in economic development and tourism are invited to attend.


Planning for the meeting and dinner requires a count of attendees. Please RSVP to Sherri Sampson at 435-529-7459) by Monday, September 28.