Page The Ogden Valley news Volume XV Issue IX April 15, 008 The Ogden Valley news Staff: Shanna Francis Tel: 745- 688 Fax: 745-006 Cell: 791-4387 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Jeannie Wendell Tel: 745- 879 Fax: 745- 879 E-Mail: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Opinions expressed by advertisers, columnists or letters to the editor are not necessarily the opinions of the owners and staff of The Ogden Valley news. guidelines for Letters to the Editor Letters should be 300 words or less. Letters must be signed and the address of the writer submitted. The Ogden Valley news reserves the right to edit or decline printing of any submissions. Announcements Sought As a community service, The Ogden V alley n ews will print local birth, wedding, obituary, anniversary and missionary farewell & homecoming and Eagle Scout announcements free of charge. 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Note: The contents of The Ogden Valley News are copyrighted. To protect this publication and its contributors from unlawful copying, written permission is required before any individual or company engages in the reproduction or distribution of its contents, by any means, without first obtaining written permission from the owners of this publication. The deadline for the OVN May 1 issue is April 15. Letters to the Editor Community Thanked for Support of CERT The Ogden Valley CERT team just completed another training session. We’d like to thank the firemen who took the time to train us, Valley Elementary principal Tommy Lee for letting us always use the school for our mock disasters, and Terry Hancock and Tom Ferguson from the Valley Market who so generously donate to our efforts. Last, but not least, we would like to thank all of the Valley students who took time out from their Saturday to be the injury victims for our mock disaster. CERT could not continue to certify our community members in emergency response training so successfully without the help and cooperation of all of you. If you would like more information about CERT (Community Emergency Response Training), contact Darla Weston at 745-2365 or Wayne Hillstead at 745-1561, 710-1283, or <whillstead@ msn.com> who are committed to God’s work to help his people! However, PLD-Utah would love to have more committed volunteers. With more volunteers we could make a greater difference in the world. Sometimes it just starts with a little corner at a time, or one valley at a time, but we can touch the lives of those who are lonely and abandoned. We can feed someone that is hungry and/or scared, or make a difference in the life of a child that is homeless or abandoned. The homeless that have no where to go . . . a PLD home to help those in need! But it is so hard to do it all, but if we just scratch at the surface and try, little by little, we can make a difference. PLD-Utah has grown very quickly in the last three months. The organization could use any gift of money, which would provide more resources for food. The second need would be the gift of very heavy-duty socks or gloves. Many of these people are outdoors throughout the day and need something to help them stay warm and dry. Any help could make a big difference. If you would like to volunteer or make a donation to Pro Labore Dei, contact the organization at: not only teaching, but also putting in their time to build their classrooms from the ground up. We would like to offer these teachers and their students an opportunity for success. Teachers in the Bulan area have committed to donating 200 hours of building construction time each if, somehow, $10,000 could be donated and sent to their district. The money will pay for the construction of a huge learning center out of building materials that will withstand the storms. The facility would link school districts together, serve thousands of students, and fulfill the dreams of hardworking teachers, administrators, and students. One hundred percent of your donation to the United Way of Northern Utah will go to help them. Even the smallest donation will make a huge difference! Make your check out to United Way, memo Philippine Bulan District School project. United Way contact info: 2955 Harrison Blvd. Suite, 201 Ogden, Utah 84403 Darla Weston, Wayne Hillstead, & the Ogden Valley CERT Team Feeding the Poor Pro Labore Dei (PLD) is a non-profitable organization. It is an ecclesiastical movement working in collaboration with and under the authority of the Catholic Church hierarchy. PLD-Utah started with my calling to serve widows, shut-ins, and those that were lonely. The ministry started with monthly card writing, phones calls, and visitations. The number of people has now grown from five to one hundred and two. Our organization feeds the poor in Ogden every Wednesday and Saturday. We started with just ten lunches each week, and now are providing fifty lunches per week, and giving out weekly food boxes to six families. We also hand out socks and gloves. We have several wonderful volunteers 4305 HARRISON BLVD #6 PMB 422 OGDEN UT 84403 801-458-4669 Education Worldwide The Philippine Islands could be described as a third world/developing country that is populated by a humble and loving people. They count family as their greatest asset, and education of their family is considered a great honor. No matter how small and poor the village or town, the inhabitants will go to great length to ensure that there is a facility for learning for their children. Also prevalent in the Philippines are typhoons, volcanoes, and earthquakes, which destroy many houses and their beloved schools. The Bicol region of the Philippines is hardest hit by typhoons such as the Category 5 Typhoon Reming that destroyed most of the structures in 2006. To this date there are still schools without roofs, electricity, plumbing, or windows. The teachers continue to teach and the children come to school, but learning is greatly hindered by the difficult circumstances. Recently, a donation of 500 US dollars put electricity in a coastal school that previously had none. That amount of money purchased many charts and diagrams of the body and systems important in learning science, as well as a second hand computer that is the first computer in the Bulan area where 750 teachers teach. A small amount of money goes a very long way! The teachers, who earn about 200 US dollars a month, not only teach but are the group that is responsible for all the government elections in the country. They have many ideas and projects that they would love to implement for the benefit of their students, 399-5594 fax 801-399-5584 You can also donate on line at <www. uwnu.org> Anything you can donate will be of great benefit. For more information or questions, contact Rebecca Ferrin Warnes (745-0442), Michelle Evans (745-6609), or Carolyn Hogge (745-0307). Thank you for caring. Rebecca Ferrin Warnes, Michelle Evans, Carolyn Hogge SECOND PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Huntsville Town, Weber County, Wasatch Front Regional Council, will hold a public hearing to discuss the project determined to be applied for in the CDBG Small Cities Program in Program Year 2008. Huntsville Town would like to continue to replace old water lines and connections in the community. Comments will be solicited on project scope, implementation, and its effects on residents. The hearings will begin at 7:00 p.m. on April 17 and will be held at Huntsville Town Hall located at 7309 East and 200 South. Further information can be obtained by contacting Gail Ahlstrom, Clerk/Recorder at 745-3420. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals needing special accommodations (including auxiliary communicative aids and services) during these hearings should notify Gail Ahlstrom, Clerk/Recorder at 745-3420, or at P.O. Box 267, Huntsville, UT, 84317 at least three days prior to the hearing.