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Clothes Speak to Me

Some time back, I discovered a pair of pants in a closet (I have clothes in multiple closets), which were neatly folded and hanging on a standard, wire clothes hanger. Don’t ask me why I still have them.They say (whoever “they” is) that fashions just cycle around and you can just save ...

Spring Breaking

It’s that time of year again. This week is spring break for Sanpete’s two school districts. At least they had the decency to wait for spring to officially arrive before they started their breaks. March 20th was the first day of spring. Snow college already had their break the second week of ...

“Off By Heart”

Recently, there was some quite shocking news to many of the Sanpete members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The Church announced, that later this year, the Manti Temple would be closed for a multiple year renovation.This part of the news wasn’t the shocking part. We’ve ...

Is Sanpete Our World?

I visit with “move-ins” to Sanpete once in a while. They obviously don’t all come here from the same place. And, of course, they don’t all have the same attitudes and philosophies of life. Most I talk with are generally very happy with their decision to move to Sanpete.My wife and I ...

Making Amends

I have a large potted plant. It’s a spike plant (Dracaena). It’s the plant that many people around Sanpete use in their summer flower pots on their porches and patios. It provides the tall greenery that the petunias, geraniums, and other cascading colorful flowers are planted around.I have ...

Letter to the Editor

Dear EditorThe Gift that Can’t be Found in a StoreAs the holidays kick into high gear, retailers are putting their best deals and gift ideas forward. People are checking their lists and looking for the perfect presents for loved ones. But if your gift list includes one of the 110,000 people ...

Letter to the Editor: Vote no on the RAP tax Increase

<strong>EDITOR:</strong>Mt. Pleasant City Council is asking its residents to support a new sales tax increase on our voting ballots this year, claiming it will bring in new revenue to improve our parks and recreation department and help implement a new North Sanpete ...

Beach Time

In the world, there are roughly 372,000 miles of coastline. That number is somewhat controversial as there are varying definitions and other factors for what is included in the number. For perspective, the circumference of the earth at the equator is 24,901 miles.Of that coastline, about ...

Sanpete Life – It’s Almost Autumn

According to my research, next Wednesday, the 23rd, is the date of the Autumnal Equinox. That’s another way of saying that the seasons have changed again. It’s fall. I didn’t need a calendar to tell me that. I’ve already noticed some changes around Sanpete.A few of the leaves on the ...

Sanpete Life – This Column Could Ruin Your Life

I was part of a little family crew tearing out a fence on family property in Richfield several days ago. It was a stubborn, difficult job that took several different work sessions over the course of two or three weeks.The wrought iron posts were as deep below the ground as the fence was above ...