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Shirley G. Schena, age 87 resident of Delta, Utah passed away October 18, 2017, in Provo, Utah. Shirley was born January 25, 1930, in Eureka, Utah, to David Garbett Sr. and Mary Alice Huff Garbett.

 

Shirley was raised in Eureka, Utah and was educated in Eureka schools. She was very involved in high school activities. She and her high school classmates remained life long friends.

 

She married Grant Koyle of Spanish Fork, Utah in 1947. They were the parents of two daughters Denys and Shirlene. Grant was killed in the Korean war.

 

She married Neno A. Schena of Mammoth Utah in 1951. Together they had five children Nina, Patty, Gina, Jeffery, and Jayne.

 

Shirley and Neno lived many places as they entered into multiple business adventures including The Silver Sage Inn, Vernon, Utah; The Border Inn, Baker Nevada; before they settled in Abraham, Utah where She and Neno farmed and raised their 7 children. Shirley also worked at the Millard County Care Center as a cook and activities director. Later in life Shirley and Neno owned and operated S&S Distributors with their daughter Nina.

 

Shirley was a proud lifetime member of the Democratic party and loved to discuss political philosophies with friends and family. She came from an very musical family and enjoyed singing in The Blue Notes for many years. She was an avid reader and could discuss authors and literature at length and also wrote original scripts and directed many plays and productions. Shirley was an excellent cook and was always ready to feed family and friends at a moments notice.

 

Preceded in death by her parents: David Garbett Sr., Mary Alice Huff, husband: Grant Koyle, husband: Neno Schena, daughters: Patty and Jayne, sisters: Joyce and Mary Marie, brothers: Fred, David, and Dwain.

 

Survived by her children: Denys Koyle, Shirlene (Bill) Miller, Nina (Steve) Higgs, Gina Fuller, Jeffery (Patricia) Schena and her adored grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren.

 

She will be returning home to Eureka for her final resting place. A graveside service will be held at the Eureka City Cemetery, 66 South 300 East Eureka, Utah on Saturday, October, 28, 2017 at 12:00 pm.

 

The family wishes to express their appreciation to Brown Family Mortuary for their services. A special thanks to the Diamond D Assisted Living for their loving care.

 

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Utah State Library Program for the Blind and Disabled. 250 North 1950 West Ste A, Salt Lake City, Utah 84116-7901

 

Robert Boyd Hare (Bob), 76, passed away October 18, 2017 at his home in St. George, Utah. He was born on July 25, 1941 to Merlin (Mike) Arthur and Lorraine Hunter Hare in Fillmore, Utah. He grew up in a large and loving family in Fillmore, and was the oldest of 3 brothers and 7 sisters.

Bob attended school in Fillmore, and graduated from Millard High in 1959. He married Rae Ellen Barton in 1965 (later divorced) and together they raised 5 daughters and a son. In 1993 he married his eternal companion and sweetheart, Leslie Christiansen Erickson, and they have enjoyed a wonderful life together surrounded by love, faith, and family. With his marriage to Leslie, Bob received the additional gifts of another son and two daughters whom he loved as his own.

As a young man Bob served our country honorably as a member of the Utah National Guard. He had a deep love of his country and was active in his political party, serving as both a district and state delegate. He also worked for the Utah State Road Department as Chief of Party until the early 1970’s, when he went into business with his father and purchased Kessler Milling Company in Fillmore. Mike and Bob were well-known for their hard work and honest business dealings while they owned the mill. In the early 80s they made the decision to sell the business, and Bob began traveling to Delta to train for a position as an electrician for the new Intermountain Power Project, where he worked until his retirement. After retiring from IPP Bob and Leslie made their new home in St. George, Utah.

Bob loved the outdoors, and spent many weekends hunting, camping, and fishing with his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed taking his grandchildren on hikes and backpacking trips into the mountains he loved. He also was a truly gifted gardener, and always had the most beautiful vegetable garden and yard. Even after moving to Delta where the soil was a challenge for him, he found ways to grow wonderful things, and always enjoyed harvesting and sharing the vegetables he grew.

He was an active member of the LDS church, and served in many capacities including callings in the Bishopric, Elders Quorum Presidency, and as a Mission Leader. He loved the gospel, and never tired of learning and practicing the principles he held so dear.

Bob is survived by his loving wife Leslie, St. George, and his children Debra Robinson, LeeAnne (Blair) Maxfield, Sherri (Jeff) Jackson, Robert (Jennifer) Hare, Lori Allen, and Laci Hare. Step-children Merrill Erickson, Natalie Erickson, and Jennie (Andy) Nicolls. Siblings: Dixie (LaMar) Pomeroy, Bonnie (David) Peterson, Barbara (Keith) Hafen, Kay Lynn (Brian) Newey, Susan (Doug) Steffen, Micheal (Janeen) Hare, Gail Hare, Deborah (Tony) Robinson, and Stephanie (Fili) Aleman. Bob also is survived by his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, whom he loved so much. Preceeded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 24 at 11:00 a.m., with a viewing from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. at the LDS meeting house at 550 E. 700 S. in St. George. Internment will be in the Tonaquint Cemetary in St. George under the direction of Maglelby Mortuary.

Patreecia Leavitt Thomas, 75, passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at the Ashford Care Center in Springville, Utah. 

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METHMEGAMONSTER

The above chart displays the top drug offense in each of the United States. 

Methamphetamine is an illegal drug that has a long and treacherous history. Dangerous, potent and highly addictive, meth creates a devastating dependence that poisons the body systematically causing memory loss, aggression, psychotic behavior, potential heart and brain damage. 

Meth, crank, chalk or speed are all names for the synthetic chemical drug that often hooks users on their first hit. Consequently, it is one of the hardest drug addictions to treat and many die in its grip, according to an article from www.drugabuse.gov. 

It can be snorted, smoked or injected and some even take it orally, but all develop a strong desire to continue to use it for its false sense of well-being. 

Methamphetamine is usually a white, bitter tasting powder. It is a stimulant and is chemically similar to amphetamines. 

Researchers point out that meth addiction has always been a big problem in America, according to an article in Business Insider. Many thought after congress passed a law in 2005 to restrict over the counter medications that were used to make the drug, distribution would decrease. Meth continues to be a “Mega Monster,” even in small rural areas like Millard County. 

Nearly all meth consumed in America today is smuggled in from Mexico where it is mass produced in “Mega Labs” and has increased potency and affordability, according to Millard County Sheriffs Office Chief Deputy Richard Jacobson. 

“Meth has been, and certainly is a bona fide epidemic that is taking on a life of its own,” Jacobson said. 

Meth is not only a drug problem affecting addicts and their family members, but a burden on all of society that burdens American taxation, insurance and health care, he said. 

Nearly half of all inmates in US federal prisons are serving sentences for drug offenses. In more than half of the 50 states, it’s meth that put them behind bars. Millard County Sheriffs Office meth related arrests in 2015-16 were up 275 percent, according to Jacobson. 

“Our tax dollars are supporting drug addiction,” he said. 

There are no government-approved medications to treat methamphetamine addiction. The most effective treatments for addiction are behavioral therapies. 

Meth is often laced with Fentanyl, heroin’s synthetic cousin, Jacobson said. Users inadvertently take a deadly overdose. 

Fentanyl is so deadly, it is changing how first responder’s do their jobs. Because Fentanyl can be absorbed through the skin easily, this dangerous opioid is forcing police and lab workers to invent new ways to protect themselves. 

Millard County Emergency responders and many deputies now carry Narcan in their vehicles, but often with a fentanyl overdose, “Narcan may not be able to totally revive the person.” 

What can the public do? According to Jacobson, the c ommu n i t y should report each and every drug related incident — and be a voice to lawmakers demanding “stronger consequences for those who intend to sell and distribute drugs.” 

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Mar. 10, 1934 ~ Oct. 13, 2017

Salina, Utah - Johannes Hardy “Joe” Springer, age 83, passed away October 13, 2017 in Provo, Utah.

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“Missing Identity” is the title of a new mystery by C. L. Neely. It is the second book in the Two Fortunes Mystery series, following the book “Missing Baby.” The fiction town of Two Fortunes is located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and the story revolves around DJ Cassidy, a small-town lawyer and Sheriff Cliff Russell, whose old friend drifts into town with a skull, stirring up memories from twenty years ago. If identified, this skull could cost the sheriff his job and possibly put him in prison. Old friends are found murdered, and soon all the clues point to his closest friend, Deputy Tony Lapanto.

The author, C. L. Neely, moved to Fillmore almost two years ago, to be closer to her son, Andy Pearce, and family. Her familiarity with the values and reactions of those who live in small mountain communities makes this tale credible and realistic. “Missing Identity” is her eleventh book in publication. All of the C. L. Neely books are available through amazon.com.  

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Flora Stephenson Stewart, 94, passed away peacefully at home on October 13, 2017.

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Helen Webb Watson, age 91, passed away on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 in Delta, Utah.

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Notice is hereby given that the Fillmore City Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 6:35 p.m. at the Fillmore City Council Chambers, 75 West Center St., for the purpose of receiving public comment regarding changes in simple lot subdivision standards to include removing the necessity of recording a plat if certain conditions are met, and to include changes in parking standards for apartments, motels, and hotels. Those individuals needing special accommodations are asked to contact the city recorder two (2) days prior to the meeting at 435- 743-5233. Published in the Millard County Chronicle Progress on OCTOBER 11 & 18, 2017.

May 2, 1952 ~ Oct. 4, 2017

Janis Carter Smith, age 65, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family in the early morning on October 4, 2017.

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