It Was A Great Wedding, If Not A Beautiful Day

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Kathleen Diane Yarger (Neely) and Gary Ronald Mench were married Monday at 3 p.m. at Kohl's Ranch outdoor chapel with close friends and family attending.

Even their dog Kaz was able to attend the wedding. Paula Hall was the maid of honor and Richard Vandevelde was the best man. I can't say it was a beautiful day because it was snowing off and on all day, but that did not stop them.

The reception was in the open area next to Creekside Steakhouse near the creek. It was a beautiful day for them and they had a large bonfire going in the evening with all their friends and family around to share in this wonderful time in their lives.

The groom Gary Mench is better known as "Jingles" at Kohl's Ranch were he works. We wish them both the best of luck and many years together.

March is colon cancer month, and no one knows better than me to go and get checked. Twelve years ago I had colon/rectal cancer and was told if I did not have surgery quickly I was not going to survive.

If you are 50 or older you should get a colonoscope done. I had one done this last Tuesday at Payson Regional, and I am doing fine. It is only about a half hour procedure and you don't feel a thing. Everyone at the hospital was great from the time I walked through the doors till the time I left. I was nervous, so I couldn't remember everyones names.

But I will tell you everyone right down to the nurses and the anesthetist to Dr. Coppelli were professional, friendly caring people, and that makes any type of procedure a lot easier.

They made it a comfortable test. Don't hesitate to have this done. There really are no signs except blood in your stool and it can be red or dark. Colon cancer is the No. 2 cancer killer in the world, and that makes it worth taking the test.

A reminder for those of you driving through Payson and heading up to Christopher Creek. Don't forget there is photo radar in Star Valley and by the looks of it they are flashing a lot of people. Every time I drive by someone passes me and they get their picture taken. The speed limit in Star Valley is 45 miles-an-hour and if you want to go faster make sure you smile for the camera.

Last week I said the Easter egg hunt was going to be on Easter Sunday. That was a mistake it is on Saturday at 1 p.m. on the top of Friendly Elk Road.

Bring along all the kids for the Easter bunny will be hiding more than 400 eggs and I am told that there are prizes for the most eggs found and the least. Wear your favorite Easter bonnet for there will be a best Easter bonnet contest after the hunt and there will be prizes for the best Easter bonnet for both young and old. Gary Anderson, president of the Christopher Creek Homeowners Association, says that there has been some pretty good-looking headgear over the years. Come out and have some fun.

Wishing each and every one of you a happy and glorious Easter.

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