Spot­light on Genola res­i­dent Bill Hansen

Serve Daily - - EMPOWERING LIBERTY - By Tyler Moore

Star Wars, dur­ing the Cold War.

For a few years af­ter that, he and his As an in­sur­ance agent spe­cial­iz­ing in wife Nancy lived off-grid in Cal­i­for­nia. Medi­care, I meet some in­spir­ing in­di­vid­u­als They later moved to Hawaii so Nancy who have ex­pe­ri­enced more in one could work at the Gemini Ob­ser­va­tory. life­time than imag­in­able. Bill Hansen is There is where Bill de­vel­oped a knack for one of those peo­ple. wood­carv­ing and mak­ing prim­i­tive weaponry.

Bill’s fa­ther served in the Navy while he was a child. They trav­eled of­ten and When I met Bill and Nancy to help he found a yearn­ing for ad­ven­ture at a them with their tran­si­tion to Medi­care, Bill young age. As a kid who loved science shared some of his carved wooden im­ple­ments and physics, he re­mem­bers his amaze­ment with me. I was in awe of a Makau, a at watch­ing Sput­nik fly over his home in type of Hawai­ian fish hook, he had cre­ated Wash­ing­ton. that em­u­lates Maui’s great hook.

Start­ing at the age of 10, Bill worked As I mar­veled at Bill’s many tal­ents, I dur­ing the sum­mers to earn enough for the was hon­ored to have been wel­comed into Sears ra­dio he wanted. It was $21.95 and his Genola home. His fas­ci­nat­ing drive he just had to have it. He started his em­ploy­ment and di­ver­sity of tal­ents is an in­spi­ra­tion to ad­ven­ture by pick­ing up wind­fall me. I hope that along the road of life, I can ap­ples for a small wage. He tried out draw as much knowl­edge and in­sight from a va­ri­ety of sea­sonal jobs dur­ing his early my ex­pe­ri­ences as Bill has. He lives a rich years and later fol­lowed in his dad’s foot­steps, and in­ter­est­ing life and pos­sesses unique join­ing the Navy and serv­ing as a knowl­edge gleaned from his trav­els. gun­ner on a ship. Utah Av­enue In­sur­ance helps in­di­vid­u­als

When he re­turned home, he worked and se­niors with their health in­sur­ance at all sorts of jobs from Florida to Ore­gon. needs. We ex­plore ev­ery av­enue to get our He honed many tal­ents through his clients the best pos­si­ble cov­er­age. If you en­deav­ors, from op­er­at­ing a D7 Cater­pil­lar have ques­tions about your in­sur­ance cov­er­age, to tak­ing care of hogs. He even­tu­ally we rep­re­sent all car­ri­ers avail­able made his way to New Mex­ico to work in Utah County, and we are here to help on the Strate­gic De­fense Ini­tia­tive, nick­named find the best plan for you.

Eigh­teen tal­ented young lo­cal pi­anists were in­vited to per­form in an Hon­ors Recital on March 13. They are, front row, from left: Tia Lee, Kay­lene Neo, Dalan Stokes, Maelee Croshaw, We­ston Gould­ing, Emily Peter­son, Jace Broberg, Cameron Peter­son and Brook­lyn Mur­ray. Back row, from left: Emma Burn­ham, Abby Hol­man, Emma Wulfen­stein, Lon­don Mer­rill, Thomas Scharf, Joshua Dew, Spencer Zabriskie, McKay Byrne and Travis Pitcher.

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