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April Calendar of Events

Due to the COVID-19 concerns and the unforeseeable future at this time, some of the event information listed in the Calendar of Events may be cancelled or rescheduled for a future date(s) and time(s). Please check with the hosts of any event you plan on attending prior to the event to ensure it is still being held.

Double check for event changes or cancelations. Stay healthy out there! Weber High Apr 1-3: Spring Break - No School Apr 4: ACT Testing 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Apr 6: Softball @ Bonneville 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m Apr 7: Class Election Assemblies 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. | Baseball @ Roy 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m | Boys Soccer @ Weber 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m | Boys Tennis @ Clearfield 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m | Softball @ Northridge 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m Apr 8: Track @ Syracuse 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. | Baseball @ Weber 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m Apr 9: Class Election Announcement Assembly 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. | Girls Golf @ Schneider’s Riverside 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Boys Tennis @ Weber 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. | Softball @ Weber 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m | Boys Soccer @ Fremont 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Apr 10: Softball @ Bountiful 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m | Baseball @ Weber 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m Apr 13: Girls Golf @ The Barn 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Baseball @ Clearfield 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Apr 14: Boys Soccer @ Weber 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m | Boys Tennis @ Weber 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m | Softball @ Weber 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m Apr 15: Choir Large Group Festival @ Weber | Track @ Weber 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. | Baseball @ Weber 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m Apr 16: State Theatre Competition @ Roy | Girls Golf @ Sun Hills | Baseball @ Davis 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m | Boys Tennis @ Weber 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | Softball @ Davis 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m Apr 17: State Theatre Competition @ Roy | Mr. Weber Assembly Apr 18: State Theatre Competition @ Bingham | Track - Davis Invitational 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Mr. Weber Dance 8 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Apr 20: Warrior of the Month Brunch 7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Apr 21: Baseball @ Layton 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | Boys Soccer @ Northridge 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m | Boys Tennis @ Davis 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m | Softball @ Syracuse 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m Apr 22: Orchestra Large Group Festival @ Davis | Track @ Northridge 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. | Baseball @ Weber 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m Apr 23: Girls Golf @ Davis Park 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Boys Soccer @ Weber 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m | Boys Tennis @ Northridge 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. | Softball @ Davis 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Apr 24: Track Woods Cross Invitational 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. | Baseball @ Weber 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Apr 25: State Solo & Ensemble @ Northridge Apr 27: Baseball @ Northridge Apr 28: Boys Soccer @ Weber 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | Boys Tennis @ Roy 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. | Softball @ Roy 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Apr 29: Baseball @ Weber 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Apr 30: Girls Golf @ Valley View Golf Course 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Baseball @ Fremont 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | Boys Soccer @ Clearfield 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | Softball @ Weber 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. North Ogden Junior High Apr 1-3: Spring Break - No School Apr 7: Boys Baseball @ South Ogden 3 p.m. Apr 8: Track & Baseball Recognition Assembly | Band and Orchestra Solo Night in Knight Hall 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. Apr 9: Boys Baseball @ NOJH | Track @ Fremont High SCHOOL EVENTS Happy Easter!

Apr 10: No School Apr 13: Student of the Month 7:30 a.m. - 8 a.m. Apr 14: Boys Baseball @ Sand Ridge 3 p.m. Apr 16: Boys Baseball @ NOJH | Weber District String Solo & Ensemble Festival @ Rocky 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Apr 17: Track @ Roy 3 p.m Apr 21: Boys Baseball @ Rocky Mtn 3 p.m. Apr 23: Weber District Band Solo & Ensemble Festival @ Rocky Man 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Apr 24: Track @ Bonneville 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Apr 28: Boys Baseball Playoffs 3 p.m.

Orion Jr High Apr 1-3: Spring Break - No School Apr 4: State Science Olympiad Apr 7: MESA Competition @ Weber County Fair Grounds 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Baseball @ Snowcrest 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Apr 9: Track @ Fremont 3 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. | Baseball @ Orion 3 p.m - 5 p.m. Apr 14-16: Cheer Clinics @ Orion Gym 2:35 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Apr 14: Baseball @ Roy Jr. 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. | Baseball @ Orion 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. | WSD Band Solo & Ensemble Festival @ Rocky Man Jr 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Apr 16: Earthquake Drill Apr 17: Cheer Tryouts 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. | Track Meet @ Weber 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Apr 21: Baseball - BYE Apr 23: District Orchestra Solo & Ensemble 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. | Track @ Fremont 3 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Apr 25: State MESA Day Apr 28: Baseball Playoff Game TBA Apr 30: District Orchestra Moster Concert @ Weber County Fair Grounds 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Maria Montessori Academy Apr 1-3: Spring Break - No School Apr 17: No School Apr 23-24: Parent Teacher Conferences

Lomond View Elementary Apr 1-3: Spring Break - No School Apr 8: Group Pictures Apr 15: Kinder Roundup @ 1:30 p.m.

Bates Elementary Apr 1-3: Spring Break - No School Apr 10: No School

North Ogden Elementary Apr 1-3: Spring Break - No School Apr 10: No School Apr 24: PTA Bubble Run 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Majestic Elementary Apr 7: 1st Grade Field Trip - Nature Center | 2nd Grade Field Trip - Treehouse Museum Apr 9: 4th Grade Field Trip - Fort Buenaventura Apr 10: No School Apr 14: 6th Grade Field Trip - Clark Planetarium

Green Acres Elementary Apr 1-3: Spring Break - No School Apr 7: 6th Grade Field Trip Apr 10: No School Apr 14: 2nd Grade Field Trip Apr 28: 6th Grade Field Trip - Environmental Center

SENIOR EVENTS

North View Senior Center 485 E. 2550 N. • North Ogden, Utah 801-782-6211

North View Senior Center activities will be determined by what’s going on with the Corona Virus. Call Zella if you have any questions at 801-791-0155.

Take & Go Lunch with day ahead notice. Available on Monday thru Wednesday, & Friday at 11:45 a.m. Call Zella the day before, and she will have it ready for you.

FUN THINGS TO DO!

Apr 1: The Wild Truth: An April fools Day Program @ Ogden Nature Center 3:45 p.m. Apr 3: Van Sessions at The Monarch 7pm - Paddy Teglia, 8pm - Andrew Wiscombe, 9pm - The Snarlin' Yarns Apr 7: WSU Spring Jazz Concert @ Val A. Browning Center 7:30 p.m. Buy tickets online. Apr 8: Birds Not Bunnies @ Ogden Nature Center 3:45 p.m. | Birdhouse Competition Awards Ceremony @ Ogden Nature Center 5:30 p.m. Apr 10-11: 13th annual Climbing Festival: Demo gear, participate in the bouldering competition at The Front, do trail maintenance at a local crag, participate in a climbing clinic, and listen to the Keynote Speaker Apr 11: Awesome Autistic Ogden 5K and KidsK @ Ogden Botanical Gardens 9 a.m. Apr 18: Earth Day Celebration @ Ogden Nature Center 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Enjoy earth-friendly exhibitors, demonstrations, entertainment, food, nature crafts, and fun activities. Explore the trails, tour our green buildings and learn what you can do to improve the health of the planet. Apr 24: North Ogden Community Band Spring Concert @ Northview Senior Center 7 p.m. free admission Apr 25: Next Ensemble Daffodils & Paradiddles @ Lower level of the Union Grill Tickets are $10 | Cold Water Traverse Trail Running Race @ 8 a.m. 11 miles or 16 miles (registration closes Apr. 12) Apr 25: Miss Rodeo Utah Horseman Competition @ Golden Spike Arena 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. Apr 28: Youth Rodeo @ Golden Spike Arena 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.

CITY EVENTS

Apr 1: Swimming Lessons Registration begins for 2020 Apr 2,9,16,23,30: Rehearsal for North Ogden Community Band @ Northview Senior Center 7:30 p.m. & 9 p.m. for Jazz Band visit www.northogdencity.com/parksrec/ page/community-band Apr 7: City Council Meeting @ Council Chambers 6 p.m. Apr 14: City Council Meeting @ Council Chambers 6 p.m. Apr 28: City Council Meeting @ Council Chambers 6 p.m.

NORTH OGDEN LIBRARY EVENTS

Apr 14: Coding Crew ages 12-18 4 p.m. Apr 18: Earth Day 3 p.m. Enjoy eco-friendly crafts, activities, classic stories, and pick up a pack of lady bugs for your garden while supplies last. Apr 19-25: National Library Week Scavenger Hunt. Grab a list of clues from the Youth Services desk and complete the hunt to earn a prize. Apr 21: Making art with nature 7 p.m. Celebrate Earth Day by using natural materials to create unique works of art. Apr 22: Cowboy Poetry 6:30 p.m. Apr 28: Emergency Candles 6:30 p.m. Learn how to make homemade emergency candles and the importance of recycling household items to reduce pollution. Registration required 801-337-2650

Students of the Month Congratulations to our hardworking students who are recognized by teachers and faculty at their schools. Good job!

Kyler Whitehead Weber High School “Kaizen” is a Japanese word for “constant and never-ending improvements.” This is Kyler Whitehead. He is self-motivated and is committed to continually look for new ways to improve his performance in school and deepen his understanding of sports medicine. He has the attitude of learning because he wants to, not because he has to in order to get an excellent grade. He has an understanding of his strengths and weaknesses and is not afraid to leave his comfort zone and take risks to challenge his academics. Kyler has plans to become a physician (uncertain of specific field), and I can see him as Dr. Whitehead!!! ~Jamie James

Owen Roberts Maria Montessori Academy

Owen exceeds academically and is willing to help others who struggle without being asked by a teacher. Owen is a good role model and leader. He consistently has one of the top scores on math tests. He shows respect to peers and staff. He participates regularly in class and asks questions when he doesn’t understand and others are afraid to ask. Owen worked really hard and was accepted into the Ritchey Science Fair. Owen is a bright student and is always willing to help fellow classmates. He is great at time management and always checks to make sure there isn’t missing work; he even turns in extra work. He is a model student and classmate to his peers. Beyond that, he is kind to others and shows empathy. He is a good person, and we are proud to have him represent our school and community. Livee, while having the pleasure of working with you for just a quarter in 2D art, you set a positive tone by participating well and continuously setting a high standard for yourself in all that you do. You ask questions, are receptive to feedback, always stretch yourself, and try to further develop your skills and creativity while producing high quality work. I thoroughly enjoy seeing you grow as an artist by exploring and further developing your own style through stretching your skills. You envision, take risks, persist, solve problems, and communicate in your own authentic way. You are a joy to have in class! I know great things will come as you share your creative talent! Livee Price Orion Jr. High School

Imani Jackson Orion Jr. High School

Imani is a 9th grader at Orion Jr. High. She is extremely talented in many ways. Imani is an artist and expresses herself beautifully through her art. She has had a display of her artwork in Orion’s Student Arts & Humanities Cultural Center this year and has taken art class every year. Imani has had several teachers and staff members request one of her art pieces. Imani is also an excellent student. She is currently taking several courses at Weber Innovations and Orion, and she has had a high GPA all through her junior high years. Imani is sensitive, thoughtful, caring, creative, a great friend, and has a beautiful, contagious smile. She has a bright future ahead of her and she is amazing. Congratulations, Imani!

THANK YOU TO THIS MONTH'S SPONSOR

Students of the Month get a $25 gift card from Ogden Regional Pleasant View Emergency Center!

How Much did Things Cost? BY HAILEY MINTON

We know the cost of living increases, so we thought it would fun to see how much things were 100 years ago. To think, we could buy a house for $6,300 in 1920!

1920 Bread 12 cents Dozen Eggs 47 cents 1/2 Gallon of milk 33 cents Postage, 1st-class stamp 2 cents 1 lb. Butter 70 cents Round Steak 1 lb. 40 cents According to www.thepeoplehistory.com/20sfood.html New House $6,296 New Car $525 Rent $15/month Movie Ticket 15 cents each Gasoline 33 cents per gallon Postage, 1st-class stamp 2 cents According to www.humbleisd.net/Page/101556 Average annual income 3,269.40 according to IRS

2020 New House in NO $327,830 New Car $28,000 Rent $1,037 according to www.rentcafe.com/average-rent-market-trends/us/ut/weber-county/ogden/ Movie Ticket $10 Gasoline $2.42 Postage, 1st-class stamp 55 cents Dozen Eggs: $1.99 1/2 Gallon of milk: $1.75 1 Lb Butter $3.50 Round Roast $12.50 Bread $2 Median Household income $68,374 according to statistica.com

1970 New House $23,400 New Car $3,900 Rent $140 / month Movie Ticket $1.50 each Gasoline $.36 / gallon Postage, 1st-class stamp 6 cents According to www.humbleisd.net/Page/101556 Median Household Income $54,682 according to statistica.com

Shoe ad from 1919

HELP SUPPORT OUR LOCAL BUSINESSES!

AYE CORONA!

BY MELISSA SPELTS

We, along with the rest of the world, have the opportunity to face a challenging time with the pandemic of the COVID-19 virus. We thought we would share some of our thoughts. First of all, we are huge supporters of local business. Where we can, we have made the move to support local companies and created a listing of local businesses on our website for everyone; this will enable you to know who is open and what they are doing to guard against the spread of the disease. You can visit the list here and email us if you have a business we are missing. ryan@ connectionpub.com https://northogdenconnection.com/local-businesslocation-info-during-soft-quarantine/

At our house, we hope that by the time you read this, there are some solid answers and life is beginning to return to normal. It seems that everywhere we go, and with anyone we talk to right now, the conversation focuses on what is happening with the virus (except for one day, when everyone talked about the earthquake). We make a conscious effort to focus on positive things in this magazine. There is enough fear mongering and negative things in the media and on social media. We are also choosing to lead by example by being positive and building up those who feel down. I wanted to share some ideas of what we are doing at the Spelts house, with hope that it might help some of you. • We wash our hands…a ton! We actually had to put lotion by each sink so our kids’ overly dry hands can get some relief from the over washing. We don’t have any hand sanitizer, but we have some toilet paper, so that is positive. Ryan did inform us that he could teach us some techniques if we run out; he served his mission in the Philippines, where they didn’t have toilet paper most of the time (think bucket, faucet, and bar of soap). I guess we can just jump in the shower if push comes to shove. • This will be a good test of our food storage. We might need to get creative with our meals. We did make a chocolate cake for Koby’s birthday from scratch, since neither we nor the grocery stores had a boxed cake, and it was delicious. • We are keeping an eye out for neighbors and friends who are in need. We hope each of you are doing so as well. Our kids are home, which has been a bit crazy, but we are making the time together as fun as possible. We work on school for part of the day and play with the kids where we can. Some things we have done include playing hide and seek, taking silly pictures, building couch forts, and playing board games (for the first time, we have time to play a full game of Monopoly!). • We have started deep cleaning and going through closets that are long overdue for a once over. We hope you are each doing well. We live in an incredible area. There are many who are helpful and willing to assist when needed. If someone you know is struggling, and you cannot help, be willing to share the need with your friends and neighbors; we are sure someone will be able to come to their aid. In all, we believe in the resiliency and strength of each of you and believe we can make it through this together. Thank you for being part of our lives.

House to home

BY RYAN SPELTS

TURNING A HOUSE INTO A HOME IS SOMETHING FOR WHICH WE ALL STRIVE. It can be an oasis from the crazy world outside in which you and your loved ones are able to relax. This might be as simple as purchasing new throw pillows for your couch or as extensive as blowing out walls and building an addition onto your home, as friends of ours recently did. This special edition magazine is focused on some local companies that specialize in home upgrades and repairs. We sought their expertise and present it to you here.

The timing of this issue is great because Melissa and I are preparing to make some significant changes to our home. With 30-year-old kitchen and bathrooms at our house, it is time to update. When we first moved in, our home was a foreclosure that needed some love. Our money went to new carpet and paint but not to updating things like the bathrooms and kitchen.

Some small things we did nearly 10 years ago when we moved in were simple but helped; they are also very budget friendly. First, we had our air conditioning serviced. We replaced a window that had been

damaged and had a door replaced. Along with that replacement, we put in new door seals, which better sealed off the weather from the outside. One simple thing I did was put a frame around a couple of the mirrors in bathrooms; this made a big impact. We also replaced worn and dated cabinet handles and knobs in our bathrooms. There were too many to replace in our kitchen for our small budget, so we sanded and painted the existing knobs, and it made a big difference. This article features spotlights on local companies that offer some great options for you to consider when making upgrades to your home this year. Experts recommend that a homeowner should invest 2%-4% of a home’s value, on average, each year. That is $6,000 to $12,000 per year on a $300,000 home. This could be as big as replacing all the windows in a home or as small as having regular maintenance on critical systems like HVAC. Replacing smoke and CO2 detectors is another great upgrade, as they decrease in sensitivity over time. In speaking with R n R Carpet Center’s inhouse design expert, we learned of some of the home decor trends that are currently in style. The all-white kitchen has been a trend for quite a while and is no longer the kitchen of choice. Color is being introduced more frequently in either pale pinks, greens, and blue or more boldly with blacks, navies, and other Art Deco style statements. Natural wood coloring is also very popular right now.

Trends in flooring are changing as well, with more distinct patterns in both carpet and tile. Waterproof Luxury Vinyl Plank that looks like wood and bigger slat hardwood are also trending. When moving to the bathrooms, our experts at Sand and Swirl tell us the Grout is Out! Their seamless smooth surfaces are both durable and beautiful; they can mimic natural stone in looks but have none of the weaknesses, and they never need sealing. Marble is very popular at this point and would be a great addition to your bathroom. Outside, we also see the continued trend of natural rock walls in landscaping that add beauty and functionality.

Whether you are going to do some major remodeling and decorating or if you are going to update some of your home’s infrastructure with a whole-house air filter or fresh-air fan, we know you will find your own style and hope it brings you joy when you enjoy the benefits of making your house your home.

2020 FLOORING AND DESIGN TRENDS BY RYAN SPELTS

Carpet and tile Flooring trends in carpet and tile are patterns. Carpets are low pile with anywhere from intricate to very simple patterns, and tile has moved in that same direction. In smaller rooms with less trafficked areas, people love adding some brighter colors to liven up the space. Hardwood floors Hardwood floors have trended to longer and wider planks, with lighter earth tones being most popular (see above). (Pro-Tip: if installing hardwood in your home, it is best in a dry climate to also have a humidifier. This will keep the wood from warping, cracking, or having other problems.) Softer, earthtone colors Pale pinks, greens, and blues are very popular,

along with earth tones in kitchens and baths. This is a move away from the white-onwhite kitchen that has been popular for some time. You will also notice that appliances and faucets have moved from stainless steel to more neutral, softer metal colors.

Simple + Minimalism Simple elegance is also on trend. This image shows a mix between minimalism and Art Deco style that is very popular right now. You can also see the patterned carpet.

White oaks are one of the most popular trends in hardwood. Also popular is a matte finish, moving away from the glossy floors. You will see here the muted pale colors. Bright colors are also trending, so go ahead and add your favorite bold colors to a space in order to give it that pop.

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UTAH ROCK WALLS utahrockwalls.com

BY ANN PARK

We all love living near the mountains, but there are some unavoidable sideeffects: rocks and hills. Utah is wellstocked with both, and this causes some challenges to the landscaping around our homes. Do you live on a hill? If you do, chances are you already have — or need — some kind of rock or retaining wall. The walls above and below our homes are keeping the soil and, consequently, our homes in place. And with recent events, stability is on everyone’s mind. Natural stone walls are beautiful and flow seamlessly into the surrounding terrain. They are common in all our neighborhoods. Rock walls do a great job and, if built correctly, last a long time. They are made by stacking large, heavy boulders. Here in our area, there are lots of different options for size, color, and shape of rock.

It’s very important that a rock wall be built correctly. Not everyone who builds rock walls builds them right. Installing correct drainage is essential. If this step is skipped, then water can wash the soil out through the wall, which creates a void behind the rocks. Sooner or later, that will cause a weakness or even failure of the wall. You can check your own wall for problems by examining the spaces between the rocks. How far back do they go? If you discover spaces back there, it’s time to get the wall checked. A proper installation will include a barrier to keep the soil from coming through the cracks and gravel to allow drainage. It’s worth the time and effort to make sure your wall is solid; it can be a beautiful feature for many years to come. If you have concerns about your existing wall, UtahScapes offers a free inspection. For those who need a new rock wall, UtahScapes loves to consult and create a beautiful design, which you can watch come to life as their talented installers work. Check out their walls at www.UtahRockWalls.com

It is very important that a rock wall be built correctly. Installing correct drainage is essential.

Natural stone walls are beautiful.

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UTAHSCAPES RETAINING WALL SYSTEMS utahretainingwalls.com
BY ANN PARK

Anywhere you stand near the Wasatch Mountains, you’re probably on a hill. Because of the terrain, many of our homes and yards are being supported by retaining walls. The higher they are, the more important it is that their structure is solid.

The Utah Retaining Wall systems are great products that can be used to create beautiful retaining walls of all sizes. They can be built up to 80-feet high. Even YOUR hill isn’t that tall. The system is a network of panels that lock into the soil, and the structure is strong enough that a road can be built behind it. So, this panel system handles any residential application with ease; and it’s available at pricing comparable to traditional rock walls. For the creative landscape designer, the panels can be installed in virtually any shape. You can have curves, corners, or any shape you want. This is possible because each panel is stable on its own and independent from the others. The panels come in a different textures and colors or can be stained after installation. A wall built from these panels will require much less maintenance because the gaps between the panels are very small and don’t let soil or weeds come through. This system allows you to create a flower bed along the top of the wall, so you can integrate your plants into the structure. You can also create ledges to make wall gardens. Either of these options look amazing. Another exciting feature of this system is that you can install a fence right at the wall, which gives you the largest possible yard space. Support posts can be placed right behind the panels. Traditional rock retaining walls can take up to 3 or 4 feet of a yard, so the panel system can really help you maximize your space.

The Utah Retaining Wall systems are great products that can be used to create beautiful retaining walls of all sizes.

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Our flagship retaining wall system allows us to create 100's of layouts for your residential or commercial needs.

QUIETCOOL WHOLE HOUSE FANS OF UTAH

BY TAMI L. JOHNSON

As a population, our concerns are heightened over the Coronavirus. We want to protect ourselves and our families from this disease. As a whole, we spend a great deal of our time inside our homes. So, if you have ever considered the condition of the air you breathe in your home, you will be interested to hear more about QuietCool Whole House Fans of Utah. QuietCool Whole House Fans of Utah is a brand new, revolutionary, green-energy product that is taking America by storm. This fan system is the most effective way to cool your home, as well as provide air quality inside. These types of fans are meant to be very calm; they whisper quietly as they do their work, while you do yours.

Jerold and Pat Evanson are the platinum dealers in Utah. They have installed hundreds of fans for customers from Santaquin to Logan, UT. QuietCool Whole House Fans were specifically designed to bring in fresh, clean air from outside your window and into your home, thus, replacing the air in your existing home in just 3-5 minutes. Here is a breakdown of the particulates QuietCool Whole House Fans help to remove and some additional benefits: • Airborne Pathogens

• Bacteria • Cools home and attic • Saves 50-90% on your A/C bill • Mandatory in some counties in CA • 5,000-7,000-cubic ft. of air per minute • Smoke • Viruses • VOC Gases • Dust • Stale Air • Moisture Ventilation and indoor air quality are most vital to the health and wellbeing of our families. As we look at the long-term health benefits of using the QuietCool Whole House Fans of Utah, we learn that the American Medical Association reports that indoor air quality is directly responsible for up to one-third of our national health bill. Additionally, the EPA reports that indoor air quality may be 2-5 times more polluted than outdoor quality. QuietCool Whole House Fans also eliminate top causes of indoor air pollution such as VOC gases and toxins from the home by adding “active ventilation.” Lastly, it completes air exchanges in 3-4 minutes year-round, regardless of outdoor temperature. “If you burn something, the smell is out within 3-5 minutes in your home,” Pat Evanson says.

For everyday use, here are some great benefits of good air quality: • Eliminates pet dander • Eliminates kitchen and bathroom odors • When combined with a PollenTec Screen, it eliminates 99% of all dust, allergens, and pollen Our homes can become infiltrated with airborne illnesses, stale air, VOC gases, harmful pathogens and, most recently, the possibility of the Covid-19 virus. QuietCool Whole House Fans are a spoton solution to eliminate the airborne pollutants that can plague our homes. QuietCool is one of the fastest returns on investment of any green-energy product on the market today. Not only will you have air quality, but in the summer, you will save 50-90% off your A/C bill.

WHOLE HOUSE FANS OF UTAH

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KENT'S SPORTS STORE

BY RYAN SPELTS

When Randy Stanger, Jeff Spencer’s uncle and business partner of 28 years, passed away, Jeff liquidated the inventory at Kent’s Sports and closed his doors. It only took about 3 months for him to grow restless and decide to reopen. Having grown an already successful business that was started by his grandparents, Kent and Evona Stanger, in 1949, Jeff was accustomed to working very hard. He wanted the reopened store to be more friendly to his newly acquired lifestyle as a grandpa.

The store has had many adaptations over the years, including jewelry, firearms, ammunition, reloading supplies, bicycles, sports equipment, gun safes, and BBQ grills. Jeff knew that he could have a simpler business that was easier to run and much more lifestyle friendly. Today, Kent’s Sports Store is a specialty store that is the 14th largest Browning Gun Safe dealer in the US and one of the top dealers of Green Mountain Grills. There is not a better place in the state to see all of the technology and newest offerings from Browning for gun safes. They have everything. Items range from the small handgun safes that have biometric sensors and spring-loaded doors (which give access to the owner when needed), to a vault door that can be built into your home and provide a safe room for, not only your guns, but also your family, in case of an emergency. Every shape, color, and size imaginable are available, along with some of the best technology in safes today. The other half of the newer and more simplified offerings are pellet wood grills. Kent’s Sporting Store has long been a large dealer of pellet grills, in fact, they introduced pellet grills to Utah many years ago, and they were the first dealer of Traeger Grills in the state. With many years of experience and expertise in grills, Jeff has researched each of the manufacturers of pellet grills and found an exceptional value in Green Mountain Grills. These grills are quality-made in the USA and boast some unique features. Perhaps one of the best features is a 110 v or 120 v battery operability. This means you can plug the grills into your cigarette lighter in the car or clip to a battery and run the grill. You can take your grill camping or, better yet, use it in an emergency. Jeff has found that pellet grill BBQ’s are the best for not only safety and storage reasons, but also far superior in terms of cooking and flavor. Cooking over wood has long been considered the best way to maximize flavor. Pellet wood grills make this easier by using real wood pellets that can be fed into a chamber and used as needed to keep a consistent temperature. You can choose the flavor of the wood as well; flavor choices include mesquite, hickory, apple, cherry, and more. Each different wood imparts its own special flavor into the food as it is cooked. There is no better flavor than wood-cooked food. The versatility of wood pellets can’t be matched. Kent’s Sports Store has now been open for 71 years. Today, it is a great place for both gun safes and wood pellet grills and supplies.

KENT'S SPORTS STORE

(801) 394-8487 307 Washington Blvd., Ogden Kent's Sports Store was started 71 years ago by Jeff's grandparents.

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Miss Weber County’s Outstanding Teen, Gracie Kay Nichols, a 17-year-old Weber High School Student and North Ogden resident, represented our community and county beautifully at the Miss Utah’s Outstanding Teen Scholarship Pageant on February 27 th , 28 th , and 29 th in Provo, Utah. Her multiple talents shined as she wowed the audience while dancing to an original composition that she wrote, composed, sang, and recorded! In addition, she competed in evening gown and on-stage question, and won the top award in lifestyle and fitness preliminary, as well the top award for judges private interview.

She competed with 40 other accomplished young women from all across the state, and was honored to be selected as first runner-up to Miss Utah’s Outstanding Teen. She brought home over $10,000 in scholarships and tuition assistance. Gracie continues to promote community service by raising awareness about her platform: “Embracing Differences”. Her goal is to help others view their differences in a positive new way. “When we truly love ourselves and embrace our own differences, it empowers us to love and accept the differences of others”, said Gracie. Gracie also uses the influence of social media by interviewing people on her talk show “Embrace with Grace”. Gracie’s end goal is to have more positivity and inclusion in the community and she hopes to influence others through her words, actions, and example. The Miss Utah’s Outstanding Teen program is a local affiliate of the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen program and the official little sister of the Miss America Organization.

FOR MORE INFORMATION about how to get involved with the Miss Utah’s Outstanding Teen Organization, visit missuoteen.com, or for more information on how to get involved locally, visit missnorthogden.com.

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The speakers have been a huge part of the program and something the kids really get a ton from. Over the years, guest speakers like Scott Mitchell from the NFL, Thurl Bailey from the NBA, and Shawn Bradley from the NBA have been featured; this year, Natalie Williams from the WNBA will speak.

Nearly 14 years ago, John Watson Chevrolet and The Zone radio station teamed up to honor and spotlight the top student athletes from local high schools for football and basketball. Each year, the radio station picks spotlights and honors the athletes on the radio. John Watson Chevrolet puts the honored athlete’s picture up on the billboard on 31st Street and on the digital sign at the dealership. Then, at the end of the season (in the fall for football and in the spring for basketball,) they hold a banquet where the athletes, their parents, and the administrators from the students’ schools come to the dealership to listen to a speaker and enjoy a pizza dinner. Cory said that people always ask where the pizza came from, and it is always from the Ogden Pizzeria because they do such a great

job. And, as Cory Watson says: “They are the real deal.” Tony Parks from The Zone radio station is always in attendance at the banquet and is a huge contributor; he knows the kids and their achievements during the season. He knows high school sports better than anyone around. The speakers have been a huge part of the program and something the kids really get a ton from. Over the years, guest speakers like Scott Mitchell from the NFL, Thurl Bailey from the NBA, and Shawn Bradley from the NBA have been featured; this year, Natalie Williams from the WNBA will speak. After the speaker addresses the attendees, Cory or Cam Watson gives closing remarks, and then each of the athletes gets to have a photo with the speaker and obtain autographs. Cory fondly remembers when Shawn Bradley came to speak. They saved him a slice of pizza, and Shawn stayed after and visited with Cory and his boys. The boys, teens at the time, barely came up to Shawn’s waist. At 7’6” Shawn could palm their heads. The only error Shawn made that night was pulling up in a Ford truck. This year will be special with Michelle Williams coming to

speak, as she will be the first female speaker they have had. Both boys and girls basketball players are honored at the event, and this year will be very special because the Freemont Boys Basketball team won the state title after a great season. When Donnaven Mitchell of the Utah Jazz went to the state title game and watched the boys play, the cameras panned over and focused on Donovan each time Dallin Hall made a great play. Donovan had a look of awe on his face while watching the skill of this young player. He later tweeted about Dallin and was even seen in a Freemont Hoodie. Dallin will be recognized at the banquet this year. The Watsons have loved having this event twice annually. They love being part of the schools and recognizing the students and their accomplishments. Cory said he would rather spend part of their marketing budget on events like this, which are locally focused, rather than on just advertising. On average, they fill 80 chairs for boys football and up to 150 for girls and boys basketball each spring. Each of these kids is honored for their athletic skill and achievement, which is a bright spot and an honor for these athletes and their families.

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