By Terry Allen, Assistant Principal, Morgan Middle School
You don’t really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around - and why his parents will always wave back. ~William D. Tammeus
Thursday, November 11, 2010 was a very memorable day for our Morgan Middle School students and the 250 guests who joined us for our annual Veterans Day Assembly. It was an honor to recognize those who have served and are presently serving our great country during a time of war. Since our nation’s founding, brave men and women have taken up arms to defend the truths set forth in the Declaration of Independence: “That all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights; that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”
Christmas time with all its festive lighting and Christ-oriented displays again will be memorable on Temple Square this year. Choral and musical groups will present free music, carols, and songs of the season in the following venues:
Assembly Hall: Tuesdays through Sundays at 5:30, 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30 p.m. (November 27 through December 23)
The votes are all tallied and winners declared in the county races. Don Mathews will continue his service on the council representing district five. Mathews beat opponent Austin Turner by forty six votes with 53.4% of the vote. This race had been too close to call until the absentee and provisional ballots were counted.
Bob and Arvella (Arvey) Cox are Celebrating their 60th Wedding Anniversary.
Bob was born June 3, 1929 to Fred and Helen Cox in Akron, Ohio.
Arvey was born May 11, 1931 to Wendell and Viola Wolsey in Cardston, Alberta Canada.
She graduated from Weber High School. They were married at the Bertha Eccles Hall on November 24, 1950.
Dale and Pat Wilson will celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Saturday, November 13, 2010 with an open house at the Porterville LDS Church from 4-6 p.m. They were sealed in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on November 11, 1960.
It is becoming a mobile world. Everywhere you go people are on phones, texting, and posting pictures of their life to Facebook and other social media sites. This is happening from wherever the person is at that moment. Last year when my son had his wisdom teeth out he asked the oral surgeon if he could record it so he could post it online.
Elder Jacob Marshall Nicholas, son of Ruth Nicholas of Morgan, and Kay Nicholas of Ogden, will serve in the New Hampshire, Manchester misson for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Jake will speak at the Morgan 6th Ward at 2:50 p.m. on Sunday, November 14, 2700 South Morgan Valley Drive, Morgan.
We would like to Thank the Morgan High School Volleyball Team, Coach Liz Wiscombe and her Staff for donating the proceeds they earned at PINK NIGHT to the American Cancer Society in Memory of our Daughter Marie McQuiddy Daley.
We held our monthly meeting on Thursday Nov 4.
We were called to order by our president and the minutes of our last meeting were read by Joan Mortensen. They were approved and passed. Our opening prayer was given by Anna Medaris.
This Saturday (Nov 13th) Mr. Jack Woods of Ogden will be speaking. Mr. Woods joined the Flying Cadets when he was 17 and eventually ended up as a flight engineer aboard the B-17, B-24 and the B-29. Mr. Woods mapped different portions of South America while serving in the B-29.
We recently completed ‘mid-term’ elections. As usual Morgan citizens responded well with a relatively high percentage turn out. As a community we, like the rest of the nation, were mostly focused on the national scene. It is, after all, what we see and hear in the news. Unfortunately, sometimes we do not pay as close attention to what is going on in our own county as we should.
My husband and I did our due diligence in researching the qualifications, etc in reference to Clark, Hatch and Kilmer. In the primary we chose Clark because we felt that she would serve the County fairly and honestly.
The Weber-Morgan health Department will be conducting a flu immunization clinic at Morgan High School on Monday, November 15 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. All children ages 6 months to 18 years will be charged $10 for either the nasal mist or injectable flu vaccine.
Persons 19 years of age and older will be charged $25.
The Morgan County School Board has selected the architectural firm of Design West for the design of the P.E./Activities Center and the bus facility. Morgan resident and Design West Production Manager Darrell Erickson represented the company at the November 9 meeting. Design West’s bid for the two projects came in at $110,500. Four firms were under consideration with bids ranging from $190,400 to $110,500.
I predict Southern Utah will beat Eastern Washington on Nov 13, 2010 and this game will be in Washington ! I think the score will be SUU 48 Eastern Washington 24
I think the half score will be SUU 35 Eastern Washington 7 .
At the finish line of the 2010 Morgan County Elections on Tuesday night, there were many incumbents that crossed the finish line ahead of their competition and will remain in their positions with the county. Two of those incumbents that voters chose to return to office included Jann Farris as Morgan County’s Attorney who received 67% of the vote and Brenda Nelson as Morgan County Recorder with 58% of the vote.
Larry & Merle Durrant just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They celebrated with a family dinner at Larry’s Spring Chicken Inn.
Larry and Merle were high school sweethearts. They met at a basketball game between North Summit and Wasatch. Larry was of course playing basketball and Merle was cheer leading. The rest is history!
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Adam R. Aimo graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
Halloween Bingo was a great hit at the center on October 28th right after lunch. Lois Woody was the “caller” for the games and kept everyone on their toes by letting participants trade, take or pass on gifts.
Have you ever gotten stuck while doing family history and wished that you had a personal trainer to help you and teach you how to do research the way the professionals do? If so, you are in good company. Everyone comes upon a problem they don’t know how to solve at some point.
Realtor® Cathie McGregor Critchlow, sales associate with The Franklin Group Morgan, LLC, in Morgan, Utah, is one of five winners chosen by the National Association of Realtors® as REALTOR® Magazine’s 2010 Good Neighbor Award winners.
The council met on Wednesday morning and appointed Rhonda Kippen to the county council. Member Karen Sunday moved that Kippen be appointed and Member Al Lundgren seconded the motion. Kippen was appointed with Member Sunday, Lundgren, Kelley, and Hansen voting in favor and Member Mathews and Chairman Creager opposing.
A portion of the Morgan High School song reads, “Give three cheers for our old Morgan High, where we never say can’t but I’ll try, heart and hand to thee we render, brain and brawn be they defender, for we love you our Morgan High.” These lines were actually played out this past weekend as two of our teams competed in state competition.
I’ve had the opportunity to interview Morgan High School Volleyball Coach, Liz Wiscombe many times before, so as I sat down on Wednesday to interview her about the volleyball team’s recent win of the 3A state championship, it seemed like old times.
Oklahoma City, Okla., October 26, 2010 – Local roper Paul Freed of Morgan, Utah, was a big winner Tuesday, October 26, at the Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping being held in Oklahoma City through October 31.