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The OGDEN August 1, 2000 VALLEY NEWS BULK RATE POSTAGE PAID PERMIT NO. 11 POSTAL PATRON EDEN-LIBERTY-84310 HUNTSVILLE-84317 OGDEN CANYON- 84401 HCR 843AO Your Community Newspaper Liberty Youth Pins Down National Wrestling Title Inside This Issue: Kids Traveling Alone Page 2 Compiled by Shanna Francis Ogden Valley News Staff Ballet West School and Eccles Community Art Center Offer Classes Page 3 Understanding the Underlying Investments Page 4 Enjoying the Process Page 5 Heritage of Utah Cooking Page 5 Small Pasture Management Page 6 Etch Your Name with an Olympic Legacy Brick Page 7 Announcements Page 8 Calendar of Events Page 9 Hike Smart Page 10 Pathways News Page 11 Student News Page 11 The Eden Blacksmiths Page 12 Ogden Library Improvements Page 13 Classifieds Page 15 Hot Fun in the Summer Preschoolers from Old Fire House Child Care prepare to get plashed by the fire department. From left to right: Rashail De Minck, Jordyn Dearden, Hannah Christensen, Erin Seguin. See page 14 for more pictures of kids playing in the water. Huntsville Woman Receives Unique Gift Friend-to-friend; a gift of life Ten-year-old Dustin Martin, son of Michael and Brenda Martin of Liberty, is now a National Champion in Freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling. His coach Jody Warren of Weber High said that Dustin is the first wrestler from our area to ever receive a national title. Dustin competed in Waterloo, Iowa on July 5 through the 8 against the best at the Nationals. There were over 2000 wrestlers participating in the competition. Almost every wrestler competing was a place winner from their home region. This year’s Western Regionals were held in Pocatello, Idaho, with 11 states and over 2,400 wrestlers—the biggest Western Regional competition ever. Next year’s Regionals will be held in Oregon with Nationals being held in California. Dustin and his family have enjoyed By Barbie Sunderland possible. She opted for an in-home dialysis machine versus having to go to the hospital every other day for the five-hour When a friend is ill, one might send procedure. cards and flowers as a gift of encourageMuch to her doctor’s surprise, she ment. But not Teri Pectol of Roy. The packed up the dialysis machine and went married, mother of two gave her friend on her annual horse back riding trip. Four Rhonda Andersen of Huntsville, a kidney. times a day she had to stop and hook herAndersen, who suffered kidney failure self up to the machine for the 20-minute as a result of diabetes, had been on a wait- procedure that takes over the function of ing list for more than two years. In her the failed kidneys. own words, she was “blown away” when Only by accident did Pectol learn that Teri told her that she wanted to donate a she could be a potential donor match. All kidney. her life she thought she had a different On May 9, the two entered the blood type than that of University of Utah her friend’s. Medical Center for the After participating surgeries that lasted in a blood drive, Pectol more than five hours. received a donor card “I knew from the very which listed her corbeginning it would rect blood type. work,” said Pectol. Although it wasn’t Andersen said one of what she always her biggest fears was thought it was, it now losing the kidney matched her friend’s. Pectol had donated. “This is meant to “I love Teri to be, this is what I need death,” said Andersen, to do,” said Pectol “I get tears every time after learning she was I think about it. She is a match. She had to such a hero, she didn’t submit to tests includhave to do it.” ing blood work, physiThe two became cal exams and a psyfriends almost 22 Teri Pectol (left) and Rhonda Andersen chiatric evaluation. years ago while work- (right) two months after the surgery. Since she ended up ing together as police missing about five weeks of work, Pectol dispatchers. They consider each other as was fortunate to have an employer that sisters. “We’ve been through everything was understanding and supportive of the together,” said Andersen. situation. She said they were “phenomeSince being diagnosed with diabetes at nal” and even gave her a “kidney coming age 15, Andersen has had to endure daily out party” and a care package for her hosinsulin shots and routine checks of her pital stay. blood sugar level. Through the years, the The donor said her family was “totaldisease has taken a toll on her body, caus- ly” supportive. Because of the two’s sising a heart attack and temporary blind- ter-like relationship, her children, Molly ness. and Nathan, have always called Andersen It was about two years ago when the “Aunt Rhonda.” They said that now, with disease caused her kidneys to fail. She one of their mom’s kidneys, “She’s going immediately went through all the tests to to be our real Aunt.” qualify to be put on a waiting list. At the Andersen says she has “two good supsame time she had to start dialysis. port lines” which helped her make it Andersen refused to let dialysis get in GIFT cont. on page 3 the way of leading as normal of a life as Ogden Valley News Staff National wrestling champion Dustin Martin with his father Mike Martin. their wrestling vacations. The whole family has had fun traveling out of town, staying in motels with swimming pools, and dining out as they travel with Dustin as he participates in different competitions. Competing isn’t all fun, it has also meant a lot of hard work and self-discipline, but Dustin’s mother says he loves the sport, “and just can’t get enough of it. He has learned to eat healthy, and stay physically and mentally fit. Benefits from these habits have carried over into other sports he participates in, and into his schoolwork.” Dustin started competing two years ago after noticing a Weber High School registration flier. And though he’s a relatively newcomer—kids can begin wrestling as early as age three—he has done extremely well. When asked about his future goals, now that he has already taken a national title, he responded that he is interested in placing at the world competition that will be held in Reno, Nevada next year. Next year he will be at the top end in his age category, giving him an advantage over younger athletes in his age group. Dustin will be a fifth grader at Valley Elementary this fall. Advise from his family, “Keep pumping iron and eating nails Dustin!” Note: Information about wrestling opportunities for young athletes can be found at www.usawrestling.org.