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The Ogden Valley news Your Community Newspaper April 15, 2010 PRSRT STD POSTAGE PAID PERMIT NO. 11 EDEN UT POSTAL PATRON EDEN-LIBERTY-84310 HUNTSVILLE-84317 OGDEN CANYON- 84401 HCR 843AO Huntsville Green Waste Facility Opens For Season Open to all Valley residents It’s spring time in the Rockies; blink and the weather changes! Members of our Valley pioneer family found this out while standing watch at the Huntsville Park after being adorned with winter headdresses after a spring snowstorm blew through on March 31. Photo courtesy of Bill Carnahan of Huntsville. Eden Family Feels Lucky After Fire By Shanna Francis A faint, sweet smoky smell was enough to awake Brian Keith of Eden at about 3:00 a.m., March 30, and send him through the house for a quick check to make sure everything was o.k. His wife Sherene awoke at about 6:00 a.m. to head for the gym. She noticed the odor too, but wasn’t too concerned; they have neighbors who sometimes burn trash. She thought the smoky smell was probably coming from outside. Sherene stated, “It was a funky odor—like plastic burning.” When she returned from the gym, the smell was even stronger. She blitzed through the house too to see if she could see anything suspicious. She says that the smell didn’t seem to be stronger in any particular place, so didn’t worry much about it. But the smell prompted Sherene to open some windows. She then wondered if something was left smoldering in their wood-burning stove. She opened its door to check. The draft from the open stove door, along with that from the open windows, flamed a smoldering fire—not in the stove, but in the wall behind the wood burning stove and the attic above. Now with a new flow of fresh air streaming up the flue, the fire picked up momentum and smoke began to billow to the outside through the home’s attic vents. Sherene observed the smoke and came running to notify her husband and the rest of the family, and quickly called 911. It took about five minutes for the first engine to arrive. “It was the longest five minutes of my life,” claimed FIRE The Huntsville Town Green Waste Facility is now open on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. When demand necessitates, the facility will also be open on Wednesday evenings. Be sure to visit www. HuntsvilleTown.com for the latest details and hours of operation. In 2009, the town experimented with the creation of a green waste composting facility with plans to chip the first batch of tree material this spring in hopes of having chipped wood or mulch available later this year. Previously, materials dumped at the site by Huntsville residents were burned. Also in 2009, a major shift in philosophy was tested when the town council decided to allow all Ogden Valley residents to dump their green waste on a trial basis. The simultaneous goals were to provide Valley residents an alternative to the Weber County Green Waste facility while also collecting more material for composting. Valley residents will be able to use the facility again this year. Out-of-town users will pay a bit more than those within the boundaries of incorporated Huntsville Town, but with the purchase of a dump card they will, essentially, get one free day of dumping (5 days for the price of 4). Without the dump card, out-of-town users will pay $10 per load for a single-axle truck or trailer, or $40 per ton. Since there is no scale, the dump manager will estimate the size of LANDFILL cont. on page 3 American Legion Auxiliary Post 129, Huntsville Hosts Commemorate Dinner: Flanders Fields and the poppy recognized The poppy stands as a reminder that many on row.” thousands of lives have been lost in battle. The The strong link to Canadians and the symcasualties have been felt interbolic poppy can be attribnationally with the bloodshed uted to a Canadian physician, that has occurred in many parts Major John McCrae, who of the world. wrote the poem. It is reported The most notable battle that McCrae wrote the poem that is linked to the poppy is after he buried a comrade the Second Battle of Ypres who had been blown to bits. that was fought during the First Records of the time indicate World War. This battle was that the sky was full of larks fought in an area of Europe and the poppies were just referred to, historically, as beginning to bloom. cont. on page 11 Flanders fields. This name was used in the One may wonder, did John McCrae ever title of what would become the most famous make the comparison between the very short poem of World War One. The first line of the life of the young soldiers who died and the poem, “In Flanders Field” draws attention to very short bloom of the poppy. The scarlet red the poppy’s link to fallen soldiers. “In Flanders Fields the poppy blow between the crosses row AMERICAN LEGION cont. on page 10 Valley Elementary Receives Books from Kiwanis Club By Shanna Francis Firefighters work to put out a fire at the Keith residence in Eden. Photos by Kelly Booth. On April 7, Valley Elementary Reading Specialist Sherene Keith traveled to Majestic Elementary in Harrisville to pick up several boxes of new books—new books that will be used in classrooms at Valley Elementary. Sherene was not alone in her endeavor; five other schools in the northern end of Weber County School District also received new books that day, all courtesy of a program hosted by the Kiwanis Club of North Ogden, Utah. This latest distribution of books, about 4,500, is part of the over 22,000 that have already been donated by the North Ogden Kiwanis Club during the past five years. Keith was able to select 12 sets, with about 25 to 30 books in each set. Each set will go to a different classroom at Valley for use in their guided reading program. The books, targeted for kindergarteners through sixth graders, are also for use by individual teachers to complement their core curriculum. Some of the book sets selected this year by Valley include “Titans Curse,” “Ella Enchanted,” “This is the House that Jack Built,” “Sharks in the Dark;” and two sets that talk about the earth, and another about the moon. North Ogden Kiwanis Club members were on hand at the give-a-away. They explained that their organization raised half of KIWANIS cont. on page 11 Do You Know that 6.9% of 6th Grade Students in Weber County Valley Market Shows Their Appreciation Have Experimented with Alcohol? Do You Know that 6.9% of 6th grade students in Weber County have experimented with alcohol? According to school enrollment data, this percentage equals approximately 235 Weber County elementary school students. Why is this important to know? • The brain goes through dynamic changes during adolescence, and alcohol can seriously damage long- and short-term growth processes. • Alcohol kills more young people than all other illegal drugs combined. • 40% of youth who begin drinking before the age of 15 will become alcohol dependent. • Youth report that alcohol is easy to obtain. • 59% of Utah parents are unaware that 6th graders are drinking. • Research shows that parental disapproval of underage drinking is the #1 reason youth choose not to drink. On April 22 at 6:00 p.m. at Fat Cats in downtown Ogden, Weber Human Services will hold a free family event to share information about proven strategies to help prevent under- age drinking. The Weber County area is one of hundreds of communities nationwide holding Town Hall Events to alert the community to new research on the risks of underage drinking, and empower the community to take action to stop it. The Federal government’s Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking (ICCPUD) is supporting Town Hall Events that are taking place across America that coincide with April’s Alcohol Awareness Month. Underage drinking is an important community concern. The Town Hall Event being held at Fat Cats in Ogden is designed to educate parents, youth, and other community members about the impact underage drinking has on the community. They will discuss current issues as well as strategies to prevent youth drinking. Research indicates that families exert a great deal of influence on whether a child uses alcohol. Youth are less likely to abuse alcohol if parents are involved in their lives, make and enforce clear rules, and serve as positive role models. Take action against underage drinking—join us for family fun, food, and prizes on April 22. Fat Cats is located at 2261 Kiesel Avenue in Ogden. For more information, call 801-625-3674. Valley Market presented Valley Elementary with a check for five hundred dollars for receipts children turned in at the First Annual Valley Expressions Art Contest that was held March 10. Over two hundred students entered the contest, which included submissions in music, visual art, photography, film, and literature. Pictured above are Adi and Lexi Sa, Lindsey Orum, Hannah Hill (holding the check), and Cole Robins with sixth grade teacher Rebecca Warnes and Principal Tommy Lee. Photo by Jenny Waldrip.