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The Ogden Valley news Page 14 Volume XV Issue XIII June 15, 2008 Ogden Valley Pathways—Sixth Graders Hike North Arm Trail By J.D. Knowlton, Student Reporter On May 14 and May 16, the sixth grade classes from Valley Elementary School took a fieldtrip to hike Ogden Valley’s North Arm Trail. We were helped on the hike by Ed Radford; Marion Horna; Marty Mayo; Kim, Debbie, Grace, and Sage Wheatley; Laurel Kirkham; and Barbara Burgen from the Forest Service. Some parents came with us too. During the hike, the sixth graders picked Dyers Woad and cleaned up garbage. We learned about trail etiquette and about wildlife in the area. We met Steve Sessions from Bikers Edge (shop is in Kaysville.) Steve bikes through the Pathways picking up garbage, removing tree limbs, and making the paths safe and ready for bikers and others. You can volunteer too; just talk to Steve. The phone number for Bikers Edge is 801-528-2907. All of these people make our lives better. We can learn from them and we did! Thanks. We had a lot of fun! Sixth Grade Student Essays Each year, Ogden Valley Pathways hosts an essay contest about pathways in Ogden Valley. The contest is for sixthgrade students from Valley Elementary. This year’s theme was “What I Can Do to Preserve and Care for Pathways Trails in Ogden Valley.” Following is a selection of winning essays. Preserve the Pathways! By Jordan Argyle Have you ever hiked along one of Ogden Valley’s beautiful pathways? I have, and it’s wonderful walking along them. One time, my friend, who lives far away, came. We went on one of the pathways. It was great. However, some people don’t care about the welfare of our trails. They litter, making the paths ugly and sad looking. Plants stop growing and the pathways get dirty. I worry that someday this will greatly affect the wildlife of the whole valley. There are ways to stop this, but we need everybody’s help. Here are some things you can do to help out. You can bring a grocery bag to put litter in as you hike, pull up dyer’s woad, and, most importantly, don’t litter yourself! Ogden Valley pathways are outstanding, but we need your help to keep them beautiful. Pathways Need to Be Saved By Madison Judd Have you ever been on a pathway? Do you remember seeing that horses and dogs and other animals had been there? I mean, that is disgusting! Who wants to walk and see all that, on some very pretty land? Do you ever think of saving the earth, the earth that we are given and need to take care of? I went on a trail that started at a bike shop and ended at the Ogden Canyon. That was so clean because people took care of it, and if you have the chance to go on a pathway, you just might be surprised what you see! Taking a little more time makes a difference. Did you know tht if you take just a little more time, you could make this the most beautiful planet in the whole universe! So, just take a little more time, and you will live more happily and will be surprised! Keep our earth clean! Ogden Valley Pathways By Bailey Summers The Ogden Valley Pathways are fairly new to the Valley and a lot of people don’t appreciate the fact that they stretch from one end of the Valley to another. They are also very beautiful and convenient to walk, jog, or bike on. The pathways are really nice and paved; they also go past stores parks and schools. Just like any other trail, the Ogden Valley Pathways need to be cared for. You can do lots of things like clearing the trails and picking up litter around them. The most important thing you can do is keep people from driving on them with motorized vehicles. I hope you will pitch in and help out! Another thing that you can do is enjoy them like taking walks and going on bike rides. The nice thing about Ogden Valley Pathways is that they are a safe distance from the road. So get outside and enjoy the Ogden Valley Pathways today! Summer Gaming Tournament @ Your Library Do you have what it takes to be a champion? In celebration of summer, kids of all ages from all over the Valley are invited to show off their best guitar shredding and dance skills. The Ogden Valley Branch Library will be hosting a summer series of Guitar Hero and Dance Dance Revolution gaming tournaments. The tournaments will be held on June 24, July 29, and August 26 at 6:00 p.m. Gaming Tournament participants will compete in head-to-head duels until a grand champion of each game is crowned. The stars will come out to showoff their moves and prove they are up to the challenge. Fantastic prizes will be awarded to winners in each category. So, if you want be crowned a champ, show up like a pro and make it happen! Even if you’ve never played any video game in your life, come take part in the action. This tournament is FREE and open to all interested. If you would like to compete in the tournament, please register at the Ogden Valley Branch Library. For more information, please call the Ogden Valley Branch Library at 337-2660. Also your library, The Ogden Valley Branch Library will be kicking off its season of summer events on May 27 when children and teens can sign up for the 2008 Summer Reading Programs—Fall into the Summer Time Tunnel and Metamorphosis. Fall into the Summer Time Tunnel Kids of all ages are invited to register for this free summer program. There will be seven weeks of great rewards for reading throughout summer vacation along with weekly raffles for tons of fun prizes. The library will also host lots of great events to drive away the dog days of summer. Registration is required, but beyond that, all you need is a taste for adventure! Don’t Be Sunk Without Proper Boat Insurance As of May 1, 2006, it became legally necessary for each motorboat, including personal watercraft, to carry liability insurance when on Utah waters. A boat with an engine less than 50 horsepower is exempt. Proof of insurance must be carried in your boat. The minimum liability limits are $25,000/$50,000 bodily injury and $15,000 on property damage, or a single limit of 65,000 (See stateparksutah.gov). Is that enough coverage? Not necessarily. If you are at fault in a boating accident do you think $25,000 per person is enough to cover serious injuries? How about paying just $15,000 on a brand new boat that is damaged? Check with your agent to see about raising your liability limits. The cost to increase this coverage is very reasonable. There are other coverages to consider also like medical. This provides medical benefits to passengers in your boat in the event they become injured while participating in activities such as fishing or water skiing. Physical damage covers the repair to your boat if damaged by a covered peril. It’s important to be aware that there are policies that are for either replacement cost or actual cash value. Be sure to add additional coverage’s for the extras you add on to your boat. Also, check on the coverage for the value of the boat’s contents. The value of such items as water skis, wakeboards, fishing equipment, life jackets, and other equipment can add up fast. A misconception I frequently encounter is the thought that if a home burns down and the boat is in the garage, homeowner insurance will cover it. Most homeowner’s policies have limitations on what kind of boat your insurance will cover and, usually, it’s a small canoe type. So I suggest you keep coverage on your boat, even if it is being stored. Be sure to inquire if your policy allows you to suspend the liability and medical coverage for the winter. This will save you money and protect your boat while it is being stored. Most of all, remember to get out and enjoy the water! Be safe and have a fun. For insurance questions, call Carl and Carrie Batchelor of Batchelor Insurance Agency at 745-1155. Liberty Days July 4th Event Schedule 7:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 7:00 a.m. 7:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 10:30-3:00 Pharmacist Photo Hal Roe, Owner Pharmacist Hal Roe, Pharmacist, Owner Valley Pharmacy 2555 N Wolf Creek Dr Eden, Utah 84310 M-F 9-7, Sat 10-2, Sun-Closed 801-745-1800 Fax 801-745-0600 Valley Pharmacy $25 Gift Card With New Or Transferred Prescription Valid at Various National Retailers and Restaurants Void where restricted by law or insurance company or on prescriptions transferred from other Health Mart Pharmacies. Limit one per household. Expires July 15, 2008 1:00 p.m. 2:00 2:30 6:30 6:00 8:00 8:30 9:30 p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m p.m. 5K Run Children’s 1-Mile run Breakfast – Event Sign up Flag Ceremony Parade Arena Games i.e. Mutton Bustin ,Greased pig etc Rodeo ( 3 events ) Daytime Games; Stick Horse Derby, Sawdustfind, Chicken Catch, Fish Catch Couples Wheelbarrow Race, Dunking Booth Cake Walk, Dart Contest, Hula Hoop Contest and more. Arm Wrestling Afternoon games; Gunni Sack Race, Pie Eating contest, Watermelon Eating Contest, Egg toss, Tug-O-War, Hot Dog Eating Raffle ? - Prizes! Team Roping Events Dutch Oven Dinner Cow Pie Contest – Greased Pole etc Dance Video of days events Patriotic Show FIREWORKS AT DARK Questions? Call Ross Mertlich at 745-3731 for more information. Game or Craft Booth space still available! We are looking for volunteers. For booth information or other please contact Sharmain Croft @ 745 2700.