||A PERSONAL NOTE FROM THE CHAIRMAN I speak with gratitude for all who have helped with this year's Saga. I am a new chairman. I came into this having no idea what to do; but with the faithful help of committee members, Regional help, stake officers, we have managed to compile what I believe to be a fine issue of the Saga. This year's entries have been staggering, more than could be hoped for or expected. There were so many to disappoint, and I found it difficult not to extend winners to the 5th, 6th, and 7th place in each category. But owing to the fact that expenses limits me, I was unable to do it. Thank you to all who entered, and please do not be discouraged, and don't hes-itate to enter next year's contest. Pictures were popping out of nowhere, much to my delight. I wanted a good picture section. I have always enjoyed this part of the Saga myself. Thanks to all who sought and found pictures for this year's Saga. I have been thrilled with the efforts of everyone. Being new, I know that I have made errors, but I am dedicated to this work and will do all I can to help it succeed. For all who helped, I pray your efforts will be rewarded. Sincerely, Panela Jensen ACKNOWLEDEMENTS The Sanpete Historical Writing Committee wishes to thank all those who have given of their time and talents to produce this issue of the Saga. In addition, thanks to those who have submitted manuscripts for this year's book. Acknowledgement is also given to the Stake Presidencies of the Manti, Gunnison, Mt. Pleasant, and Moroni Stakes for their encouragement and support. Thanks to Vern Chadwick, High Council Advisor in the Manti Stake.