SD Service Station
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I went into pay for my gas at Brookside in Springville, I told the cashier I would like $20 on pump #3. She said, can your tank take $35 in gas. I told her it could, but all I had was 21.27 just enough for gas and a drink. She said, well, that gentlemen gave me $35.00 to fill up your tank. I just knew the gentlemen made a mistake, “he was really old” I thought he told her the wrong number.
I ran out and stopped the man and explained, that he had put $35 on pump #3 and I was on #3, he smiled and said, “isn’t that interesting someone thought that I made a mistake, when I was just performing an act of service for someone, every week for 45 years I filled up my wives car, washed it and checked the air and oil. She has now passed on. I just wanted to continue to do it, by keeping her memory alive. Please, don’t repay me, just do something kind for someone else, to the point they think you have made a mistake,” and he chuckled, “think of my Betty.” I think about that man and his wife Betty and I have no idea who they are and yet I feel I know them. The service that was given to me that day was far more valuable than $35. The echo will be everlasting. - Traci Worthington Mecham
Melissa treats every student, parent and employee as if they were family. She truly has exceptional listening skills. She treats everyone with respect and compassion. Melissa is a hard worker and spends many hours of her private time doing things to benefit Mt. Nebo students, employees and parents. Our counseling team would be at a loss without her knowledge, skill and willingness to go the extra mile.” Melissa Nielson, Counselor, Mt. Nebo Junior Nominator: Nan Davis
“Many of us took AP Biology because Coach Green was the teacher. He encouraged us to always be our best. Coach Green’s motto in basketball is ‘lady, scholar, athlete.’ He wanted us to follow that motto explicitly. He was proud of us when we performed well on the court but even happier when we excelled in the classroom. Coach Green is a great example. He rarely yelled at the referees and expected us to have the same respect for the officials, the opponents, and each other. At times we would be discouraged, but he was a positive influence in our lives. Coach Green provided an atmosphere where we not only learned from him but also from each other.” Coach Cory Green, Coach, Maple Mountain High Nominators: 2012 Girls’ Basketball Team: Kara Betts, Bre Bate, Jayci & Wesli Peay, and Sadie Williams.
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