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Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association standings (March 28)

$45,555; 2. Tanner Learmont, Cleburne, 33,403; 3. Chandler Bownds, Lubbock, 32,654; 4. Wesley Silcox, Santaquin, Utah, 30,547; 5. Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont., 28,078; 6. Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla., 27,923; 7. Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah, 27,339 ...

Friday's scoreboard

$45,555. 2, Tanner Learmont, Cleburne, Texas, 33,403. 3, Chandler Bownds, Lubbock, Texas, 32,654. 4, Wesley Silcox, Santaquin, Utah, 30,547. 5, Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont., 28,078. 6, Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla., 27,923. 7, Joe Frost, Randlett ...

Utah Taxpayers Association Releases 2015 Legislative Scorecard

The Utah Taxpayers Association released its 2015 Legislative Scorecard ...
Dan McCay, R-Riverton, Rep. Marc Robert, R-Santaquin, Rep. Jon Stanard, R-St. George, Rep. Jim. Dunnigan, R-Taylorsville, Rep. Michael Kennedy, R-Alpine, Rep. Fred Cox, R-West ...

Body recovered at Horse Canyon rest area

Searchers from Emery County Sheriff's Office and Utah Highway Patrol located the body of a missing Santaquin man on March 12. Larry Burnett, age 71, left his home on March 8 and had not been heard from since. An attempt to locate was issued on March 11.

Smoke alarms save Santaquin family from burning home

SANTAQUIN, Utah – A family of four is safe after a space heater started a fire in their home early Wednesday morning. The family said the smoke detectors woke them and they were able to get out unharmed. The Santaquin Fire Department was called to the ...

Monday’s Montana Scoreboard: PRCA standings

$45,555; 2, Tanner Learmont, Cleburne, Texas, 33,403; 3, Chandler Bownds, Lubbock, Texas, 32,654; 4, Wesley Silcox, Santaquin, Utah, 30,547; 5, Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont., 28,078; 6, Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla., 27,923; 7, Joe Frost, Randlett ...

Utah’s long sweet (and tart) history with the cherry

"It's such a fascinating industry, but not very many people in Utah know what we do," said Rowley, whose family owns and operates South Ridge Farms and Rowley's Red Barn in Santaquin and St. George. The obscurity is surprising because cherries are as ...

Santaquin restaurant embroiled in unexpected social media nightmare

SANTAQUIN, Utah County — A mom-and-pop restaurant is facing major online backlash after a now-fired worker’s incendiary post about police on his own Facebook page drew outrage against the business, as did the restaurant's attempt to make things right.

Connie Rae Openshaw

Connie Rae Jacobson Openshaw, 71, passed away November 1, 2014 at her home in Santaquin. She was born November 25, 1942 in Spring Lake, Utah to CW and Vera Jensen Jacobson. She married LaMar B Openshaw 55 years ago on July 3, 1959. Together they raised ...

Family vacations: I-15 rest stop in Santaquin, Utah (exit 244)

On I-15's exit 244, head to the Maverick for gas, snacks, drinks and great restrooms in Santaquin, Utah. Not only are the bathrooms clean, but they are also decorated in a fun red rocks theme. The entire store is decked out in Utah Outdoors adventure theme ...

Letters: Larsen concerns with Bullying in schools and lack of punishment

When new children are welcomed into schools, they are informed of all the rules. One of the “main” rules is no bullying. All of the faculty informs the students that if they catch anyone bullying, the…

Smoke alarms save Santaquin family from burning home

Missing Attachment Missing Attachment SANTAQUIN, Utah – A family of four is safe after a space heater started a fire in their home early Wednesday morning. The family said the smoke detectors woke t…

Can't Last Too Long...

Remember my "Quick Bike" post? Well, it really wasn't a quick bike ride. Just the post was quick. We were actually gone for an hour or so. We took our niece, Yaya, with us. See he cute little face s…

Blackhawk’s Grave

“Grandfather” Once again, you return home to this valley you roamed, “in peace.” These valleys were plentiful with food, water, these mountains were home to you as well. Once again you see your hom…

Body of missing man located near rest area in Emery County

EMERY COUNTY, Utah – Police personnel recovered the body of a man Thursday who had been reported missing out of Santaquin earlier this week after receiving a tip about the location of the missing man’…

Cherry Blossoms and Nickels

I took Ranger on a walk this morning after I got the kids off to school. This time I did not run into a blizzard. Quite the contrary. I walked by some cherry blossoms! There's just something specia…

HB361: Third-party investigations in deadly force cases would be new standard

By Stafford Newsome Capital West News SALT LAKE CITY — In the wake of nation-wide controversy involving police shootings, the House law enforcement and criminal justice committee passed a bill that …


My siblings, my husband, my children; how amazing is it that I feel this way with all of them.  They are my truest friends, for sure.  And along with them there are some who have planted themselves in…

NICU babies in Provo benefiting from chocolate fundraiser

Misty Bott, 35, of Santaquin calls herself a repeat offender. She and her husband, Cole, have three sons. One is Caulder, age 9, Tukker, age 6 and Rander, born February 11. The last two were preemies.…

Natural Vitamins as well as Minerals For the Back and Back

If you experience pain in the back, or you are someone with vertebral problems, you could take a variety of chiropractor south jordan Santaquin different pain relieving medicines. What if you could ta…


The Guardian and a warning to SANTAQUIN UTAH: Jehovah´s Witnesses´ silencing techniques, as terrifying as child abuse

Growing up in a Jehovah’s Witness family is different. As a child, I didn’t celebrate birthdays, Christmas or July 4. Nor did I, or anyone I knew, mix with non-Witness families in Little League or Girl Scouts. Instead, I spent much of my time sharing the “good news.” I used to go door-to-door on my own with a big, strong, well liked man in my congregation, named Jonathan. I was just 9 and 10 when he repeatedly sexually abused me.

It is really hard for kids to speak up when they’re abused. But the Jehovah’s Witnesses make it a lot harder.

They have a “2 Witness” rule, which says that anyone who accuses an adult of abuse must have a second witness. If there is no second witness, the accuser is punished for a false accusation - usually by ordering that no Witness may talk with or associate with the “false” accuser. This is called dis-fellowshipping. For a kid raised only with other Witnesses, it was horrifying. Even your parents would have to ignore you. It was more terrifying than Jonathan.

It was the elders of my congregation who had assigned Jonathan to team up with me. When we separated from the others, he forced me into his pick-up truck and drove us to his house. Then he would say “Let’s play”. It happened too many times. Like everyone else in the congregation, my parents liked “Brother” Jonathan and trusted him in our family.

My parents were consumed with some really huge problems in those years, and later divorced. I was emotionally alone - and wanted to be the best Jehovah’s Witness I could be. That’s why I went out to field service - the door to door ministry that Witnesses are known for.

What my parents didn’t know, was that Jonathan had sexually molested another girl in our congregation. The elders knew this and had kept it a secret. They were following orders from Watchtower leaders, based in the world headquarters in New York, who in 1989 had issued a top-secret instruction to keep known child sex abusers in the congregations a secret. This instruction became Exhibit 1 at my civil trial.

The elders and the Governing Body all knew that child molesters hide in religious groups and often are people who are likeable and friendly - like Jonathan. They knew molesters would likely do it again. But they chose to ignore the safety of the kids, in favor of protecting their image - and their bank account - from lawsuits. It was all in that 1989 letter.

A recent report by the Center for Investigative Reporting revealed that they have continued to issues directives urging silence around child abuse. Last November, elders were instructed to avoid taking criminal matters like child abuse to the authorities. Instead, they were told to handle them internally in confidential committees. The report also showed that Jehovah’s Witnesses evoke the First Amendment to hide sex abuse claims.

It took me learning about Jonathan’s other victims for me to speak up. In 2009, I looked on California’s Megan’s Law website, the state’s official list of registered sex offenders. There, I found he had been convicted a few years before for sexually abusing another 8-year-old girl. I felt horribly guilty that I hadn’t spoken up about him earlier. Now, I need to stop predators from doing this again.

The only way to end this abuse is by lifting this veil of secrecy once and for all.

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What do you know about abuse of women in SANTAQUIN UTAH ?

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Signs of abuse

It can be hard to know if you´re being abused. You may think that your husband is allowed to make you have sex. That´s not true. Forced sex is rape, no matter who does it. You may think that cruel or threatening words are not abuse. They are. And sometimes emotional abuse is a sign that a person will become physically violent.

Below is a list of possible signs of abuse. Some of these are illegal. All of them are wrong. You may be abused if your partner:

  • Monitors what you´re doing all the time
  • Unfairly accuses you of being unfaithful all the time
  • Prevents or discourages you from seeing friends or family
  • Prevents or discourages you from going to work or school
  • Gets very angry during and after drinking alcohol or using drugs
  • Controls how you spend your money
  • Controls your use of needed medicines
  • Decides things for you that you should be allowed to decide (like what to wear or eat)
  • Humiliates you in front of others
  • Destroys your property or things that you care about
  • Threatens to hurt you, the children, or pets
  • Hurts you (by hitting, beating, pushing, shoving, punching, slapping, kicking, or biting)
  • Uses (or threatens to use) a weapon against you
  • Forces you to have sex against your will
  • Controls your birth control or insists that you get pregnant
  • Blames you for his or her violent outbursts
  • Threatens to harm himself or herself when upset with you
  • Says things like, "If I can´t have you then no one can."

If you think someone is abusing you, get help. Abuse can have serious physical and emotional effects. No one has the right to hurt you.

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Healthy vs. unhealthy relationships

Sometimes a relationship might not be abusive, but it might have some serious problems that make it unhealthy. If you think you might be in an unhealthy relationship, you should be able to talk to your partner about your concerns. If you feel like you can´t talk to your partner, try talking to a trusted friend, family member, or counselor. Consider calling a confidential hotline to get the support you need and to explore next steps. If you´re afraid to end the relationship, call a hotline for help.

Signs of an unhealthy relationship include:

  • Focusing all your energy on your partner
  • Dropping friends and family or activities you enjoy
  • Feeling pressured or controlled a lot
  • Having more bad times in the relationship than good
  • Feeling sad or scared when with your partner

Signs of a healthy relationship include:

  • Having more good times in the relationship than bad
  • Having a life outside the relationship, with your own friends and activities
  • Making decisions together, with each partner compromising at times
  • Dealing with conflicts by talking honestly
  • Feeling comfortable and able to be yourself
  • Feeling able to take care of yourself
  • Feeling like your partner supports you

If you feel confused about your relationship, a mental health professional can help. Remember, you deserve to be treated with respect.

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Domestic violence in SANTAQUIN UTAH

Does your partner ever….

> Embarrass you with put-downs?

> Control what you do, who you see or talk to or where you go?

> Look at you or act in ways that scare you?

> Push you, slap you, choke you or hit you?

> Stop you from seeing your friends or family members?

> Control the money in the relationship? Take your money or Social Security check, make you ask for money or refuse to give you money?

> Make all of the decisions?

> Tell you that you’re a bad parent or threaten to take away your children?

> Prevent you from working or attending school?

> Act like the abuse is no big deal, deny the abuse or tell you it’s your own fault?

> Destroy your property or threaten to kill your pets?

> Intimidate you with guns, knives or other weapons?

> Attempt to force you to drop criminal charges?

> Threaten to commit suicide, or threaten to kill you?

If you answered ‘yes’ to even one of these questions, you may be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship. Don’t hesitate to chat or call to 1-800-799-SAFE if anything you read raises a red flag about your own relationship or that of someone you know.

For over 17 years, the National Domestic Violence Hotline has been the vital link to safety for women, men, children and families affected by domestic violence. With the help of our dedicated advocates and staff, we respond to calls 24/7, 365 days a year.

We provide confidential, one-on-one support to each caller and chatter, offering crisis intervention, options for next steps and direct connection to sources for immediate safety. Our database holds over 5,000 agencies and resources in communities all across the country. Bilingual advocates are on hand to speak with callers, and our Language Line offers translations in 170+ different languages.

The Hotline is an excellent source of help for concerned friends, family, co-workers and others seeking information and guidance on how to help someone they know. We work to educate communities all over through events, campaigns, and dynamic partnerships with companies ranging from The Avon Foundation to Verizon. Today, The Hotline is continuing to grow and explore new avenues of service.



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