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Promontory Pointers 4/18/12

Winnie Richman
Leader Correspondent

On her way to town Winnie Richman saw a truck off to the side of the Promontory Road. She pulled over to make sure everything was okay. She met Hobart Willis of the Utah Geological Survey.
Willis was performing gravity measurements with a battery-powered silver box. It measures such things as buried geothermal water, structure of underground areas (like basins), faults that might pose a hazard to the local people and gives an idea of geologic history.
Jeannette Poulsen called Winnie Richman to tell her a little about her and Orson’s mission. Everything is going well. The couple is working with other missionaries on a play. Several songs need to be memorized. “We are going day and night,” Jeannette says. “It gets to be a little overwhelming!” Orson gets to work with the horses only one day a week, but come summer, he will get more days.

There are several historic sites around Nauvoo. Orson gets to travel to them and talk to people. One Sunday he worked at the Riser Booth where he was able to tell people how to make boots, and also do some spiritual talking. Last Sunday he worked at the post office and dry goods store.
The couple also visited the Nauvoo LDS Temple. While there they saw President Kurt Rees from the Tremonton West Stake Presidency, who had his son with him.
On Monday Kaye Draper attended the Liberty Senior Center’s birthdays-in-April breakfast.
On Thursday Kaye’s friends Helen and Pauline fixed her a dinner and strawberry shortcake for her birthday. After dinner they played cards.
Boyd Udy has been fencing the mountain since there are already cows and calves up there. He says Crocker is enjoying a rest from his winter labors.
On Easter Sunday 27 of Gary and Cleo Petit’s family came out to the Petit home for the annual Easter Egg Hunt. The family came from Malad to Salt Lake City and in between. Saturday night Russell, Wendy, Jaden and Braxton Menlove came to Promontory to help Gary boil and color the eggs. Then they all helped Cleo fill a few plastic eggs with candy to add to the other eggs.
During part of the day there were some really lively croquet games. This year the players vied for a trophy. Justin Brimhall, son of Kathy and Richard Brimhall, won it. All brought something to contribute to the meal, so there was plenty to eat and plenty to do.
Laura Wheatley and girls, Everly and Georgia, had a great time coloring Easter eggs. Laura convinced them to leave them home to go to Grandpa and Grandma Wheatley’s for a search for plastic eggs.
Winnie Richman seemed to be more in town last week than home. She saw Dr. Keller for shots in her shoulders, did some geneology, added cows and calves to her most recentl painting, relaxed while Marriah and Skyler did their wonderful music lesson and drove to Logan on business.
On Saturday Winnie and son Lyle attended the bull sale at the Tremonton livestock barn. Lyle backed her in to load the bull they bought. He also came out to the ranch to unload the bull into his corral.
Son Aaron, meanwhile, had come out and made progress with the harrowing. He came back to the barn and loaded hay for the cows and calves.
The Easter Bunny visited the Double S Bar Ranch between Saturday night and Sunday morning.


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