MARYSVALE — Eunice Blevens celebrated her 80th birthday with a party Oct. 27. Her daughter, Pam Wanner, Kingman, Arizona, planned the entire party. There were around 60 guests who came and visited. A lovely meal was served and birthday cake. All three of Eunice’s children attended. In addition to Pam and Henry Blevens, Marysvale; and Sarah Denton, Arkansas; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Eunice’s home was filled with flowers – about 20 vases, food and conversation.
Keith, McVoy and Rhett Barben attended the combined birthday party held Oct. 27, for Breanna and Sarah Barben, daughters of Gary and Ginger Barben, all Annabella.
The Barbens also attended the South Sevier High School fall concert held Oct. 30, in which grandchildren, Breanna and Westley Barben participated.
The Barbens attended the Pennsylvania Pittsburg Mission farewell for Kaylin Crabb in Kanosh, Oct. 28. She is the daughter of Steve and Wenda Crabb and granddaughter of Keith’s sister, Linda and husband, Wayne Crabb, Quitman, Texas. They also visited with Keith’s sister, Colleen Stewart, Delta.
Oscarson Elementary School held their annual Halloween Carnival, Oct. 29. Dinner was served and there was a decorated pumpkin display. The winners for this year’s best costumes include pre-preschool – Wren Carter and Presley Kennedy; preschool, – Shaley Steed and Mckoy Barnson; kindergarten – Kennedy James and Lola Pitts; first grade – Serenity Gregersen and Jaxson Strong; second grade – Payson Kennedy and Porter James; third grade – Caprica Strong and Ansley James; fourth grade – Bodie Gayler and Wyatt Houtz; fifth grade – Brandi Sylvester and Nash Fautin; and sixth grade – Common Gayler and Haley Mickelson. Thanks to Sherry Winckel for organizing this successful event.
The Piute County Commissioners met with a representative from the U.S. Forest Service at the county courthouse to discuss changes proposed by the Trump Administration regarding management of USFS lands, Oct. 29. At the public meeting, proposals for new management included the county taking on responsibility for opening up select roadless areas to public use, clearing deadfall to prevent fires, also watershed issues. The county commissioners will submit their vote to Gov. Herbert as part of his proposal for more county control in the management of public lands.
Jeanne Knowles and Aleia Nay checked out access up Bullion Canyon Road with an ATV trip as far as Miners’ Park and a hike up to Bullion Falls. They reported full waterfalls but icy conditions in the upper areas.
Bob and Sharon Leonard returned Oct. 31, from a 10-day trip to Virginia where they toured historic areas including Gettysburg, Williamsburg and Jamestown. They also drove the Shenandoah Skyline Trail.
The Marysvale Ladies’ Luncheon was held Nov. 2, those in attendance include Gayle Van Ryte, Gay Anderson and granddaughter, Skylee Anderson, Erin Jensen, Pam Robello, Linda Schmulbauer, Peggy Jessing and Judie Curtis. The next luncheon will be held at the Paiute Trail Inn Café on Friday, Dec. 7, at 1 p.m.
Condolences are extended to the family of Pat Lewis, who passed away Oct. 26. Graveside services were held for her at the Circleville Cemetery Nov. 6. Her daughter, Glenda Burton, serves as coordinator of the Six-County Meals on Wheels program for the Marysvale area.