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September 2019

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uring an August City Council meeting, the members approved the official name of the park located north behind the Hope Center/Municipal Building to be Memorial Park. This is the same park where the annual holiday tree lights are lit.

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"The Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Foundation planted 79 trees in the park...The area eventually came to be nicknamed "SIDS pond."

A good resident, Glenda Moore, was kind enough to provide some history about this park that many may not be aware. On October 13, 1990, the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Foundation planted 79 trees in the park to memorialize the infants in the United States who died due to causes of SIDS in 1989. The area eventually came to be nicknamed "SIDS pond," even though it was the trees that were dedicated and not the area, and certainly not a pond. There is no pond. In 2018, Roy City added to the festive holiday light display, four animated teddy bears as a further remembrance, with the intention of adding additional teddy bears each year until there is a "teddy bear forest" amongst the trees.

Not to be forgotten in the broader area of this Memorial Park is a holiday red, white and blue tree dedicated to those serving in the military. That holiday tree has been decorated the last few years especially for residents who have lost their lives in military service. This Memorial Park creation and now naming, will be our way to honor those who have departed and help share a legacy to remember. On a separate note, this magazine provides some wonderful stories about people and things. To give it a personal touch, it should include more information about us, Roy citizens. Please consider helping us with your stories to allow us to better understand your rich history. It could be great reading. If you are willing to share, please reach out to Morgan Langholf, 801-774-1021, in the front office and let her know. Enjoy the season and the beginning of fall this month. It is a beautiful time of the year. Robert Dandoy, Mayor

Stay connected! The City's website has information on every department in the city. September 2019 | 3





Remebering 9/11 pg. 18. Above Left: Michael Scott Wallace was one of the first responders. Right: The South Pool is one of two pools that mark where the twin towers once stood. Photos by Hailey Minton

14 Photo Contest 16 Where were you on 9/11 Photo by Jeremy Poorte

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Wasatch Peaks Positive Mind Management

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Peanut Butter Coookies & Pork Chops with Spicy Peach Salsa




Oscar and Ellen King Jones



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This is a friendly reminder that discharging or washing antifreeze, motor oil, gasoline, paints, solvents, fertilizers and cement into the storm drain system is illegal. Antifreeze is also attractive and harmful to animals. Please dispose of hazardous materials in the proper manner and place. The Weber County Solid Waste Transfer Station, 801-399-8358, may be contacted for information on hazardous material disposal. Roy City would like to thank the citizens who have assisted with storm water drainage by clearing leaves and debris from the gutters and the storm drain grates. Citizens can be a big help in the winter months also by clearing snow and ice away from the grates until the city crews arrive to clear them. Please sweep up or use a blower to blow grass clippings and fertilizers that get onto driveways, sidewalk, and gutters or streets back onto your own lawn. Please call Roy City Public Works before draining backyard pools. Chlorine levels need to be at 0 before the pool can be drained.

Hill Air Force Base has begun contacting homes and businesses near areas of groundwater contamination coming from the base to notify them that potentially harmful chemical vapors from the groundwater could be entering their homes or workplaces. Those in the affected areas will receive a certified letter from the Air Force explaining the issue and providing instructions on how to have the air inside the home or business tested. Tests will begin in October and go through March of 2020. If vapors are found above established action levels, the Air Force will take steps to prevent those vapors from entering the home or building. The drinking water has not been affected by the contamination. The Air Force has been testing the air inside homes around Hill since 2003. As always, the testing is free, as are any future mitigation efforts. If you do not receive a certified letter, your home or business is not within an area of concern. Information about the program, including maps showing the areas eligible for sampling, is available at

The Roy City storm water system runs through the Meadow Creek fishing pond. This water is vital to the pond and must be kept clean. Please dispose of grass clippings, pet waste, paint, fertilizers, tree leaves and seeds etc., properly and help keep our city streets as well as streams and rivers clean. What kind of contaminants might reach our rivers and streams? • Contaminants resulting from unwise landscaping practices such as over watering might include: dirt, leaves, grass clippings, fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides. • Masonry and Paving: Fresh concrete and cement-related mortars that wash into lakes, rivers, and streams are toxic to fish and the aquatic environment. Disposing of these materials to storm drains or streams causes serious problems – and is prohibited by law!


• Oil: Pour waste oil into an unbreakable container (plastic milk jug), seal and label. Do not mix other materials with oil. Call 801-399-8381 or 800-458-0145 for disposal. Please contact the Roy City Public Works Department to report violations at (801) 744-1090 or (801) 774-1098, if it is after hours please call Weber Dispatch at 801-629-8221. Our current storm water ordinance is on our website at

The Annual Water Quality Report can be found at: September 2019 | 5



The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) will extend the I-15 Express Lanes from Layton Parkway to Riverdale Road. Construction began in early May and will continue through 2v020. The Express Lanes are designed to improve traffic flow and reduce congestion. They will be open to carpools and solo drivers who have purchased an Express Pass.

Enjoying your city maga Saturday October 12, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Roy City Fire Dept. 5051 S 1900 W

Dr. Borrett, Borrett Animal Hospital will be administering vaccines

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UPDATED WATER METER SYSTEM You might have recently noticed members of our Water Department outside of your home. They have been diligent in replacing the water meters throughout the city. While it may temporarily leave you without water, it typically only takes a few minutes to complete the replacement. This process is to ensure each home is updated with our new metering system, which will eventually allow Roy City to switch to monthly billing. At this time, we do not have a time line for completion.

Key Community Contacts Mayor: Robert Dandoy - (801) 774-1028 Council Members: Jan Burrell - (801) 726-3606 Joe Paul - (801) 725-2356 Bryon Saxton - (801) 645-2015 David Tafoya - (801) 884-6944 Karlene Yeoman - (801) 725-6560 Roy Offices:

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CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS Roy Municipal Building

September 17th 5:30 p.m.

If you have any questions regarding this process, please feel free to call the Utility Department at 801-774-1000.

NOTICE OF RATE INCREASE Garbage & Recycling Effective July 1, 2019 All Roy City Residents will see an increase in the Garbage and Recycle rates. This change is brought on from the service providers and due to Bi-Monthly Billing, this will be reflected on the September bill. Rate increases are proposed as noted below.

Bi-Monthly Rate

With Recycling Garbage Collection and Disposal $21.88/$22.95 Recycling (opt out option annually in June) $11.82/$12.40

Without Recycling $24.16/$25.34 –

Add for Extra Garbage Can (per can; six month minimum) $14.12/$14.81 $14.12/$14.81 Add for Extra Recycle Can (per can) $11.56/$12.13 – September 2019 | 7


Parks & Recreation

Complex Corner 2150 W. 4700 S. (801) 774-1050

Get Fit, Have Fun, Make Friends (Classes are included in entrance fee or with pass)


Mondays 7 p.m. & Wednesdays 6 p.m.

ADULT SOFTBALL Games will be played on Tuesdays/Thursdays, starting (tentatively) September 13th. You can view the schedules at

WOMEN'S STRENGTH TRAINING Mondays / Wednesdays & Fridays 8:45 a.m.



Mondays / Wednesdays 6:30 a.m. & Tuesdays / Thursdays 7:15 p.m.


Need something to do on Saturdays? Come out to Sand Ridge Park any Saturday this month and cheer on our Roy Recreation Royals. You can view the schedules at

Classic: Mondays /Tuesdays & Thursdays 10 a.m. Cardio: Tuesdays / Thursdays 8 a.m. & Fridays 9 a.m.

FLAG FOOTBALL It’s time for our flag football season! Come out to Roy Park or Emma Russell Park Mondays-Thursdays to watch games. You can view the schedules at

OCTOBER WATER AEROBICS Registration: Sept. 27 Class Dates: Sept. 30 - Oct. 24, 2019

Morning 8:00 - 8:45 Deep 8:45 - 9:30 Deep

 Cost Non Pass-holders: $30 Pass-holders: $20 Seniors:  $15

Evening 4:15 -   5:00 Deep 8:00 - 8:45 Deep 8:30 - 9:15 Shallow 8:45 - 9:30 Deep


August 16th

Registration: Sept 9

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Roy High Football Games




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Joe Barela Aaron Casero James Graham

Sept. 13th Chad Osborne Casey Wykstra

August 30th Zach Colohan Josh Hurst

Sept 20th James Dickson Mo Lewis Brant West

October 11th Michael Johnson

Our teams get the opportunity to help welcome the Roy High Football team onto the field at each home game. Each team is assigned a home game. Players need to meet their coaches outside the stadium by the ramp where the players come down from the school. Players will get in free (on team's assigned night), parents must pay regular admission. Make sure to wear your jersey!



September 23rd, 2019 | 6:30 George Whalen North Park - 4200 S 2175 W Roy Free dinner to the first 600 people in attendance. Resource booths, entertainment and fun for the whole family! For more information or to participate, contact : or call Samantha 801-625-3679


SEPTEMBER Calendar of Events SCHOOL EVENTS ROY HIGH SCHOOL Sept. 2: Labor Day / No School Sept. 3: Girls Tennis @ Roy 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sept. 4: Picture Make-up Day 7:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. | Boys Golf @ Remuda Golf Course 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. | Cross Country Open Region Meet @ Fremont 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. | Girls Soccer @ Clearfield 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Volleyball @ Roy 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Musical Parent Meeting 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Sept. 5: Girls Tennis @ Fremont 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sept. 6: Volleyball Tournament of Champions @ Skyline High School | Late Start 8:25 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. | Cross Country @ Murray High School 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Football @ Layton High School 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Sept. 10: Girls Soccer @ Roy 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Girls Tennis @ Syracuse High School 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. | Volleyball @ Roy 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m Sept. 11: Cross Country Meet | Boys Golf @ Glen Eagle Golf Course 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Sept. 12: Girls Tennis @ Davis 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. | Volleyball @ Fremont 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Sept. 13: Late Start 8:25 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. | Football @ Roy 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Sept. 14: Cross Country BYU Autumn Classic | ACT Exam 8 a.m. - 12 a.m. Sept. 15 - 21: Homecoming Week Sept. 15: Street Painting 3 p.m. - 10 p.m. Sept. 16: Boys Golf @ Riverside Golf Course 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Sept. 17: Girls Soccer @ Weber 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Volleyball @ Northridge 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Sept. 18: Sidewalk Painting 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Cross Country Open Region Meet @ Roy 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sept. 19: Assembly Rehearsal 6:15 a.m. - 7:15 a.m. | Girls Soccer @ Roy 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Girls Tennis @ Roy 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. | Volleyball 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Parade and Bonfire @ Football Field 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Sept. 20: Late Start 8:25 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. | Homecoming Candidate & Super Assembly 9:25 a.m. - 10:55 a.m. | Homecoming Game @ Roy 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Sept. 21: Cross Country @ Roy 8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. | Homecoming Dance 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. Sept. 23: Boys Golf @ Eagle Mountain Golf Course 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. | Sept. 24: Final Picture Day 7 a.m. - 10 a.m. | Boys Golf @ Schneiter’s Bluff Golf Course 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. | Girls Soccer @ Roy 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. | Volleyball @ Roy 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Carnival @ Parking Lot 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25: Girls Tennis Region Meet @ Ogden High | Parent Teacher Conference @ 1 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | Cross Country @ Davis 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sept. 26: Volleyball @ Davis 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. | Girls Tennis Region Meet @ Ogden High | Girls Soccer @ Davis 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Volleyball @ Davis 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Sept. 27: Late Start 8:25 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. | Cross Country @ Park City High School 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. | Football @ Northridge 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Sept. 23-27: Hope Week Sept. 23: School Picture Makeup Day Sept. 24: Softball @ Rocky Mountain Jr. 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Sept. 25: Early Out / Parent Teacher Conference Sept. 26: Softball @ Roy 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Sept. 27: Football @ Rocky Mountain Jr 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

SAND RIDGE JR. HIGH Sept. 2: Labor Day / No School Sept. 6: Football @ North Ogden 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sept. 10: Softball @ Sand Ridge 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sept. 13: Football @ Sand Ridge 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Sept. 17: Softball @ Roy Jr. 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sept. 18: Mid Terms Sept. 19: Softball @ Sand Ridge 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sept. 20: Football @ Sand Ridge 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sept. 21: Cross Country @ Roy High

Sept. 30: Boys Golf @ Meadow Brook Golf Course 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. | Girls Tennis Banquet @ Cafeteria 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Sept. 24: Softball @ Orion Jr High 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.


Sept. 26: Softball @ Sand Ridge 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Sept. 2: Labor Day / No School | St. Govt Hooper Parade 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Sept. 3: Opening Assembly 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Sept. 4: Early Out

Welcome back to School

Sept. 25: Early Out 12:15 p.m. | Parent Teacher Conference 1 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 27: Football @ Sand Ridge 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.


Sept. 5: Softball @ T H Bell 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Sept. 26: Food Pantry @ Gym 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Sept. 6: Football @ Roy Jr. 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.


Sept. 10: Softball @ Roy Jr. 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Sept. 2: Labor Day / No School

Sept. 12: Softball Game @ Snowcrest Jr. 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Reading Awards 9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Sept. 13: Football @ South Ogden Jr. 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Sept. 19: Superintendent Sept. 27: School Pictures 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Sept. 17: Softball @ Roy Jr. 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Sept. 18: Early Out

Sept. 13: DIBELS BOY Testing 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Sept. 20: Football @ Orion Jr. 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

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Wednesdays: Early Out @ 1:15

Sept. 20: Professional Development


SEPTEMBER Calendar of Events / Early Out 1:15 p.m. Sept. 27: Picture Day



Weber Reads

Sept. 2: Labor Day / No School

Sep 21: Arid and Aquatic 1p.m. All ages. Learn about aquatic animals and how desert animals survive with little water.

Sept. 27: Fall Pictures

LAKEVIEW ELEMENTARY Sept. 2: Labor Day / No School

SENIOR CENTER Sept. 16: AARP drivers class Sept. 9: Birthday Cake Sept. 11: Speaker Association for the binding Sept. 24: Painting Class @ 9:00 a.m. Sept. 25: Fall Fashion show sponsored by Christopher Banks. Get tickets early. Seating is limited. Cost $5.00 at the door. Sept. 26: Speaker (Living Healthy to 100) : Jeff from Humana Eyebrow waxing Thursday cancelled due to holiday @ 10:00 a.m. Sept. 19: Legal Services by appointment only | Foot Clinic @ 12:00 p.m. Sept. 3, 18: Bingo @12:30 p.m. Sept. 23: Special Bingo Sept. 4: Spot & Waldo @ 11:30 a.m. Sept. 17: Linda Hammer on Piano @ 11:30 a.m. Sept.18: Garr Ashby @ 11:30 a.m. Sept. 05, 19: Come out and dance to Second Generation @11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Sept. 25: STAMPEDE @11:30 a.m. Please continue to check at the front desk and our board for new activities

ROY COMPLEX Sept. 2: Closed for Labor Day

Fun and Entertainment Sept. 13: Happy Birthday Mr. Hershey! 4 p.m.All ages. Learn about American chocolatier Milton S. Hershey, and the history of chocolate in the United States. Teens Sept. 5: Teen Gaming, 6:30 p.m. Ages 12-18. Hang out with other gamers. Sept. 19: Make and Take Succulents 6:30 p.m. Ages 12-18. To sign up, or for more information, call 801-337-2673. Sept. 7: Sensory Story Hour 10:30 a.m. Designed for children with special needs. Discover 4-H

Sept. 11: Beneath a Ruthless Sun 7 p.m. for more information, call 801-337-2671 Excercise Gentle Movements Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Yoga Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.

FUN THINGS TO DO Sept. 6, 7, 9, 13, 14: Utah’s Sunflower Festival @ Green Acres Dairy 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Continuous Programs

Sept. 10: Utah Youth Rodeo @ Golden Spike Arena and Riding Arena 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Discovery Time Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Infants to 5 years. Help your child get ready to read. For more information, call 801-337-2652. After School Program Tuesdays, Begins Sept 10 at 3:45 p.m. Activities exploring STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics) for elementary school-aged children. Youth Chess Club Wednesdays, 4:p.m. Ages 4-18. All supplies are provided. Movies Saturdays, 2:00 p.m. Visit our Website schedule of upcoming movies. Community

Sept. 30: October Water Aerobic Registration Begins (Runs until Oct. 24)

Sept. 18: Film Club - Sinister Cinema Eraserhead (1977) 6:00 p.m.

Sept. 20: Jr. Pee-wees help lead the Roy High School Royals into the Stadium

Book Discussion

Sept. 7: Brineman Triathlon @ Syracuse Utah 6 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Sept. 5: Mahjong Club 4 p.m. All supplies provided

Sept. 13: Mitey Mites help lead the Roy High School Royals into the Stadium

Weber Works Skill Block 3 Job Skill Readiness Thursdays 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Sept. 5: Email Basics Sept. 12: Resume Basics Sept. 19: Cover Letters / Interviews Sept. 26: Job Finding Aids To register, call 801-337-2691.

Sept. 12: 4-H Club Kitchen Science 4p.m. Grades K-6. Make, eat and learn all about ice cream. To sign up, or for more information, call 801-337-2673.

Sept. 9: Swim Lesson Registration



Sept. 22-28: Banned Books Week Annual awareness campaign Art Sept. 25: DIY Art: Macramé 7 p.m. To register call 801-337-2670.

Sept. 8: Autumn Equinox Fair @ 5978 S 1900 W 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Sept. 16: Free Monday Concert @ Peery’s Egyptian Theater 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Featuring Mariachi de mi Tierra. Traditional songs and dance of Mexico. Sept. 18: Sense and Sensibility @ Peery’s Egyptian Theater 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Sept. 21: Paint Nite @ Sparetime Lanes 2 p.m. | Chamber Orchestra @ Peery’s Egyptian Theater 7:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Professor Shi-Hwa Wang performs a Chinese composition entitled the Butterfly Concerto. Sept. 25: Odyssey Dance Theater’s Halloween Spectacular “Thriller” @ Peery’s Egyptian Theater 8 p.m. - 10:15 p.m. Sept. 28: Junction City Roller Dolls Roller Derby Bout @ Golden Spike Exhibit Hall 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

CITY EVENTS Sept. 17: City Council Meeting @ Roy Municipal Building 5:30 p.m.

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Oscar and Ellen King Jones Oscar Jones was raised in Roy, fell in love with a girl, worked on the railroad and had a mishap with a train later on. by Melissa Spelts

Oscar was the first boy born in Roy to Richard and Elizabeth Jones. He grew up on an 80 acre plot of land where he worked and played with his family. Oscar was young when he stared helping out with chores. He would help move the cattle to the lake. Can you imagine a young boy doing such a big job? Shoes were worn on special occasions so he was barefoot doing this. He must have had tough feet because there were a lot of stickers in that area. When Oscar was 17 he saw Ellen King, a girl working in his Uncle William Baker’s berry field. He thought she was so cute and wanted to meet her. One day he rode his horse back and forth near that field trying to get her attention. Her friends dared her to call him over. She did and that was the first time they spoke. A while later Oscar and Ellen met at Syracuse Resort where Oscar first met Ellen’s mom. They were together a lot after that and on February 17, 1897 they were married in the Salt Lake City Temple. Ellen was one of 12 children born to Hyrum and Alice Bennett King from Hooper. They had a really sweet family. It was said that they had a home where patience, love and harmony existed. That sounds amazing especially seeing that they had such a large family. After they were married Oscar worked for the railroad and was paid $1.25 a day. He also helped where he could in the community by building roads, the canal and other projects. His dad gave him 10 acres in Roy for them to live on. Oscar then bought an old house in Hooper from his father in law and moved it to their land. They made lots of improvements on this house over time. They lived there until 1917 when they built a 6 room house made of brick. Oscar loved being involved in the community. One thing that he enjoyed was the community band. They would have practices at various members’ houses each week. One week, Harry Garrison picked Oscar and his bass drum up for practice. They were meeting at a member’s house on the east side of

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Oscar and Ellen King Jones Family around 1910.

the tracks. Oscar was happy to be going to practice and he channeled his enthusiasm into beating his drum as loud as he could. As they were crossing the railroad tracks, they couldn’t hear the train coming because of his loud playing and were hit. Oscar went flying from the car with his drum and broke both his ankle and drum. Harry was lucky and walked away from the accident. What a scary experience. Oscar owned two canneries in Roy and later manufactured salads, puddings and potato chips. You can find this story and more in a book called “Roy Utah Our Home Town” by Rose and Ida Dalton.

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9/11 Where Were You?



On the morning of September 11th, 2001, I was playing with our first child, Koby; he was 6 months old. Today he is a grown man of 18 years. I can clearly remember

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his round little face, he was such a happy baby. He was also a morning person which I am not, so I turned on Sesame Street and was resting on the couch while he watched Elmo. Ryan had gone to work early that morning. He worked as a district manager for Cutco Cutlery and primarily recruited student salespeople. That day he had a booth set up on the campus of UNLV and was handing out flyers and talking to potential representatives. Ryan later mentioned that someone gave him a sour look and called him insensitive when he tried to call them over to his booth when another student said, you need to go over to the common room and watch the TV. Ryan immediately called me and said to turn on the news; I could tell he was very disturbed. When I saw the first plane hit the tower, my initial thoughts were that someone had pulled some Hollywood stunt or a joke. Boy was I wrong! I felt so many emotions that day and in the months to come. Later that day, I talked with my mom and found out someone my dad worked for (a close friend) lost immediate family in the second plane, I also later learned that my sister-in-law lost

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her sister’s husband in the Pentagon explosion. I couldn’t stop crying for days, my heart just hurt. How could this happen? How could anyone intentionally hurt another person, let alone thousands of people! The ripple effect was huge. It was felt around the world. Ryan and I went on a drive later that day because we needed to get away from the TV. If you have ever been in Las Vegas you probably know the skies are always filled with airplanes. There is a constant line-up of planes in the air either landing or taking off, but that day the sky was empty and silent; in an instant the world stopped turning.

us instead of looking outwards for what we wanted and didn’t have. We saw a common theme in our lives, we were proud to be Americans. We were determined to protect everything that meant so much to us…family, freedom, neighbors, religion, etc. We saw people that were perfect strangers helping those in need. The stories and pictures of people helping where they could were inspiring.

Within time, the world started spinning again, slowly. Life continued on and we all had to go back to work and to school. We had to go to the grocery store and buy food. We were all hurt and sad but life started to inch forward. We started PHOTO BY HAILEY MINTON to notice something was different though. Neighbors were talking to each other, which was not common in Las Vegas, but we would see people outside standing on the sidewalk visiting. We saw people serving others wherever they could. We saw different churches coming together as one to help all those in need regardless of their beliefs. I saw people in grocery stores letting a mother with 3 little children go first in the checkout line. The honking in Vegas isn’t as bad as maybe New York City but it still happens quite a bit more there than here (mostly the cab drivers) but the honking was non-existent for a while. As a society, we were more patient with each other. We hugged our loved ones more and maybe even a little longer. We turned our thoughts to God and saw the blessings we had in front of

The World Trade Center was a large complex of seven buildings in New York City. Two of seven total buildings, known as the twin towers and were visually recognizable nearly everywhere in the world. The attack that happened on the morning of September 11 killed 2,606 people in and within the vicinity of the towers, as well as all 157 on board the two aircraft that were flown into them. Once the towers collapsed, they also destroyed the remaining 5 buildings and ten additional buildings in the surrounding area. Today new buildings are being built around a memorial to those who were killed in the attack. The twin towers were replaced with one building, which is the tallest in the Western Hemisphere, called the One World Trade Center. There are to eventually be 6 sky scrapers in the complex and an elevated park. Where ever you were, we are certain you remember the feelings of fear, dread and anger you must have felt because we felt them too. We also hope that each of you will use those feelings to remember how we acted after those events. It changed us, mostly for the good. Let’s use that to be more kind, forgiving and understanding of each other.

HERE ARE A FEW ACCOUNTS OF PEOPLE WHO TOLD US THEIR STORY OF WHERE THEY WERE ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2001. “I was on my way to work in Craig Colorado. I couldn’t get in the school where I taught. Everything was locked up tight. I had left my keys at home and had to wait for almost 20 minutes until somebody else came who had a key. She told me that something had happened in New York and all the schools were on lockdown because they didn’t know if it was widespread. We watched the news in almost every class, all day long.” -Ray Zentz

“I was sitting in Jessup MD. I am a truck driver and was on my way to the Pentagon to pick-up that day. I had to stop before getting there because the load was not going to be ready. One of my daughters and I sat there the night before and waited. September 11, I came out and saw the towers being hit and even coming down. We then heard about everything else happening. We then had to sit there for three days until they opened the roads again.” -William Cain

“I will never forget, I was driving to work and just got out of my car at the office. I was listening to KBUL 93. They said a twin engine plane had just hit the tower. I was thinking a small twin lost power and hit the building. I got into the office and started hearing more. I tried to get on the web, but so was the rest of the world and it was killing the internet around the country. I was asked to set up a TV in the break room. It was a sad day.” -Matt Westrich

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Now this is not the carnival trick of hypnosis you may have seen at a state or county fair. This is the use of deep relaxation and meditation, called entering a trance-pondering state, under the guidance of a hypnotherapist to access the subconscious mind and to address and overcome the emotional pains harbored there. These states and forms of hypnosis are only used for clinical therapy, not entertainment.

After helping thousands of people, Dennis felt he could help many more by founding a school. The school is located in Farr West, Utah where students can attend in person, or watch a live broadcast online from anywhere. Certified Hypnotherapy Training School offers course training for 20 different modalities. Students must complete 300 hours of schooling to become certified, 120 hours of live classes and the remainder are available through an online database of 1800 hours of content. Hypnotherapists in training can choose areas of specialty like pain control, addiction, abuse, working with children or other areas of focus.

The second business is a Certified Hypnotherapy Training School for would-be hypnotherapists. The school is a postsecondary proprietary School of Hypnotherapy in the State of Utah, registered and bonded with the Department of Commerce. It is a professional trade school. Students are trained in hypnosis, self-hypnosis, suggestion hypnotherapy, clinical hypnotherapy and PPM Skills. The school’s motto is ‘helping people, help other people’. Hypnosis is really just a controlled deep meditative state where a hypnotherapist can assist the client address emotional challenges that can be at the root of

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Going to Grandma’s house is always the best. Especially when Grandma is on the cookie warpath. I loved smelling the delicious scents that accompanied some of my Grandma’s famous cookies. Even if she wasn’t cooking when we showed up, there was always a collection of cookie jars that were always filled with something yummy. A few of the cookie jars played music when you opened them, which meant it was hard to sneak a cookie. When my siblings and I would sleep over, we would try and figure out a way to sneak a cookie without getting caught. We usually failed and would just go to bed. This recipe is one of the favorites, we could often find these in a jar and they are amazing with a tall glass of milk.


1 c. butter softened 1 c. peanut butter 1 c. sugar 1 c. firmly packed brown sugar 2 eggs 2 ½ c. flour 1 tsp. baking powder 1 ½ tsp. baking soda Preheat oven to 375°. Cream butter, peanut butter, sugar and brown sugar. Beat in eggs. Add dry ingredients. Stir it well. Cover bowl and refrigerate batter for 1 hour. Roll into 1 inch balls and place on cookie sheet. Flatten balls with a fork. Bake about 10 minutes or until lightly brown. Do not over bake.


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To celebrate the start of a new school year, my family and I decided to head over to the locally owned and operated Fiiz. With an old-school soda shop feel that is fun and inviting, you can’t help but to fall in love with this place. With so many delicious options to choose from I felt like a kid in a candy store! There is literally something for everyone. The menu includes a wide variety of drinks including, fiiz freeze, frozen lemonade, fruit smoothie, Italian sodas, monster mashups and so much more. They also offer a variety of food choices including the sweet and the salty. For those of you who are on the keto diet or just trying

Some of the most popular drinks include Chandler Bing, Cocalada, Pepperlada, and Lime in the Coconut. My kids devoured their Red Cream Fiiz and Orange Cream Fiiz drinks and were begging for more! My Husband tried the mouth-watering Red Velvet cookie topped with cream cheese frosting along with the soft pretzel dipped in cheese sauce. With my sensitive stomach I tried their Purple Rain Water which was very unique and refreshing flavored water. I not only love the food and drinks at Fiiz, but FUN HANG OUT Fiiz offers a also their safe and fun place for youth. desire to bring the youth in the community together in a fun and safe environment. They also love employing so many of the youth in the community and seek to reward their hard-working employees with a gift card and the coveted title of Employee of the Month.

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