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The event on Fri. and Sat. May 26 and 27. Both days the event will feature Delta’s American Legion Post 135 presenting the colors and Delta resident, Becky Prestwich singing the National Anthem.


Gene Nodine 84 of Moab Utah passed away May 5, 2017 in his home.


Provides Essential Support Before Disasters Strike

SALT LAKE  CITY April 18, 2014 - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently joined a group of elite corporations and organizations as a member of the Annual Disaster Giving Program (ADGP) in support of the American Red Cross. The distinguished members of ADGP enable the Red Cross to respond immediately to the needs of individuals and families impacted by disaster anywhere in the United States, regardless of cost. They do so by helping to build a reliable funding base for disaster relief services.

The generous gift of one million dollars, along with an in-kind donation of $500,000, from the LDS Church, creates the reliable funding needed to deliver swift relief-enabling the Red Cross to respond at a moment’s notice with trained volunteers, supplies from their stocked warehouses, emergency response vehicles and resources, to transform community sites into shelters. The in-kind donations of goods and services empower Red Cross workers to quickly manage and distribute sorely needed relief items and save the organization money by freeing up funds for other critical necessities.

“The generosity of the LDS Church empowers the Red Cross to give hope to people when they need it most. They are truly national leaders in disaster response,” states Heidi Ruster, CEO of the Utah and Nevada Region.

“We have had a great partnership with the American Red Cross for many years and we respect what they do,” said Bruce Muir, LDS Charities director. “The bottom line is, if there’s a fire; they’re there. If there’s a disaster; they’re there. This donation will support their efforts to extend relief to many families and individuals in need.”

The Red Cross and LDS Church have worked together for over 30 years.  This recent partnership will make a lifesaving difference for people affected by devastating events down the street and across the country.

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross


Memorial services were held Wednesday, March 28, 2017 in Logan, Utah for Esther Kay Tanner, 44, who passed away from respiratory failure due to pneumonia and chronic bronchitis. 


Donald Michael Sampson, age 93, passed away on April 13, 2017, in Albuquerque, NM. He was born in Delta Utah on Jan. 22, 1924.


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 Our kind, loving, hardworking and very handsome Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather and Great Great Grandfather, Mark Bybee, 82, passed peacefully away in his sleep in the early morning hours of May 3, 2017.


“An Evening in Paradise” was the theme for the Miss Hinckley Royalty tryouts held on Saturday in the cultural hall of the Delta West Stake building.

The program started off with introductions of each contestant and an opening dance number. Master of Ceremony Casey Olcott announced the winners after being scored for talent, evening gown and answering questions. The 2017 Miss Hinckley Royalty is Lexi Riding, daughter of Randy and Lesa Riding; first attendant is Maggie Despain, daughter of Deric and Cheryl Despain and second attendant is Julie Brinkerhoff, daughter of Jim and Karen Brinkerhoff. Riding and Despain each danced for their individual talent. Brinkerhoff sang a solo, accompanied by her mother. While the contestants were changing into their gowns, Olcott introduced Holly Joseph, Hinckley town councilmember. Joseph is over the Miss Hinckley Royalty pageant. Also recognized were judges Carol Brinkman, Taylor Peterson and Lorie Bunker. The contestants were judged for evening gown and answer- Miss Hinckley Pioneer Days Royalty chosen Shellie Dutson Publisher ing questions posed to them by Olcott. Riding was asked ‘what is more important, beauty or intelligence?’ She said intelligence was more important because “beauty is a momentary thing while intelligence can last a lifetime.” Despain was asked ‘what qualities did she think a young woman should possess to make a good Miss Hinckley.’ “I think they should have integrity and be honest,” Despain said, “because they are not only representing themselves, they are also representing the town of Hinckley.” Brinkerhoff answered her question, ‘If you could change places with a television character who would it be and why?’ “It would have to be Eponine, from Les Miserables,” said Brinkerhoff, because she is very passionate about what she believes in, and is willing to die for whoever and what she loves.” While the judges were adding up scores, former Miss Hinckley Queens were introduced. They talked about their experiences as royalty for Hinckley and how it had impacted their lives. The 2016 Miss Hinckley, Hannah Clark, told spectators

Maryetta Gardner Forman

Sept. 3, 1947 ~ Apr. 24, 2017

Maryetta Gardner Forman, age 90, Salt Lake City, UT, passed away April 24, 2017, due to complications from a fall and broken hip.


Understanding the needs of Millard County and the importance of the coal industry highlighted an annual fact-finding tour of southwest Utah with Utah lawmakers last weekend.


Janet passed peacefully in her home in Washington, UT April 22 after battling brain cancer for over three years.