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SANPETE APPLAUDS 9 OLDER CITIZENS WITH ARTICLES IN FAIR WEEK BOOK

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Sanpete County honored nine of its older citizens, including two couples, for their community contributions with citations and pictures and biographical sketches in the fair book during August's 21-26 Fair Week.

Dell R. Draper, former mayor of Centerfield, won praise for several completed projects, like the sewer system, beautification programs and placing flags on the telephone poles along Main Street.Marietta Henroid, Moroni, is often seen carrying a plastic bag in which to place trash when going on errands. She makes frequent trips to the Care Center to make sure that residents have visitors. Retired now after many years of employment at Moroni Feed, she's active in DUP, Senior Citizens and her church.

Clifford McKinney, Spring City, 92, was one of the founders of the Sanpete Valley Hospital and served as its administrator until 1968. His wife Helen taught in the local school system for 41 years. When the McKinneys aren't traveling, they're engaged in civic projects like beautification.

Hilmer Peterson was Snow College's director of buildings and grounds for many years. Since retirement he's been an Ephraim city councilman, active in Senior Citizens and betterment projects and a frequent vocalist for programs.

Elaine Marie Elswood Speak-man, Mt. Pleasant, was cited for her efforts in behalf of handicapped and foster children and her contributions to historic preservation projects. Two of her six children are now in medical school. "I want my kids to be caring people," she says.

Earl Willardson spent 16 years as a Gunnison city councilman and 32 years as a member of the Gunnison Valley Volunteer Fire Department. He's also been president of the JayCees and the Lions Club. His wife Masie is famous for the banquets she's served. She was employed for 28 years in school food services. Together they're now active in the local Senior Citizens chapter.

Lonnie Wintch, Manti, was a member of the South Sanpete School District board of education for three terms and made a practice of contributing art to the schools. She and her late husband, Wallace, opened their home to an exchange student from Italy, two youths from the Navajo Reservation and other young people who needed help.

An officer in the Wintch Livestock Co., she's still involved in the sheep and cattle industry. And as a collector of Indian artifacts, she's presented numerous programs on Native American lore to school children. In addition, Wintch has been a stake Relief Society president and served on the general board of the LDS Relief Society.