Weber Basin Job Corps, Ogden, tied for fourth place in the first multiregional Job Corps Academic Olympics in Ogden recently.

Twelve teams of students participated in the competition, representing regions 7 and 8.Top teams were from Mingo Center, Puxico, Mo., first; Pine Ridge Center, Chadron, Neb., second; Collbran Center, Colo., third; and Weber Basin tied for fourth with Denison Center, Iowa.

Members of the Weber Basin team are Mindi Hollings, Kamas; Aleeca Kay, Nephi; Mason Martin, Helena, Mont.; and Rich Jacob, Kamas. Craig Hasty, Parowan, is the alternate and Karen Palmer the coach.

The team will participate in national competition Oct. 24-25 in Washington, D.C.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "I think the news media has so poisoned the public that even if parents wanted to send their children, friends and people in their churches and at work accuse them of being abusive. They don't dare." - Larry Olsen, director and founder of Anasazi, an Arizona-based wilderness rehabilitation program for youths. (See story page B1)

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