||Our sincere gratitude to three former Sanpete residents now living in Salt lake City who served as Judges for the 1970 contest. All are successful writers and have contri-buted to Utah's Literary legacy. Chris Jensen, native of Ephraim was for a long time author of a column in the Salt Lake Tribune. He is also an artist of note, and has written for magazines of nation-wide circulation. Mrs. Pearie M. Olsen, who spent her early years in Mt. Pleasant, has had poems and articles published in the Relief Society Magazine and other publications, and is co-author of a book on the Madsen family. Mrs. Vesta Pierce Crawford has been writing most of her life. She has been a newspaper correspondent, and in later years has served as assistant editor of the Relief Society magazine. She has received many prizes and awards for her literary achievements. We also express appreciation to Miss Karen Sorensen who typed the manuscripts, Mr. Ross Findlay for printing and assembling, and to members of the Committee, comprised of Miss Jessie Oldroyd of Fountain Green; Mr. Vernile Shelley, Mt. Pleasant; Mrs. Wilma M. Despain of Centerfield; Mrs. Lonnie Wintch and Mrs. Norma WanIass of Manti and Mrs. Eleanor Madsen of Ephraim. Also our grateful acknowledge- meant of the help and encouragement of Stake Presidencies in the Manti Region, President Vernon L. Kunz, President Lamar B. Stewart, President Ralph Blackham, President Roger Allred, and to our Regional Representative Clarence Robison of Provo, Utah.