Two Utah Justice Court judges have received outstanding service awards, and a third was elected chairman of the Justice Board of Judges in St. George recently.

San Juan County Judge Harold Muhlestein and Kanab Judge Patricia Chavez were recently presented with 1991 Outstanding Service Awards by the Board of Justice Court Judges.The award was presented at the group's annual conference in St. George, which included 117 justice court judges from Utah.

Garfield County Justice Court Judge John W. Yardley was elected chairman of the group, which serves as the policy-and rule-making entity for justice courts statewide. He has served as the Justice Court representative on Utah's Judicial Council.