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October 2019

PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST WINNERS! Publishers Choice Winner End of a Perfect Day by Ruth Criger

Popular Choice Winner on Page 14

IN THIS ISSUE: Northern Utah Hunting Feature Haunted Halloween Recipes Monster Cupcakes & Chicken "Boo"dle Soup



Ogden, UT PERMIT NO. 418






Keeping the Community Connected


The Roy Connection is published monthly by Connection PublishingŠ | (801) 721-3762 PUBLISHER Ryan Spelts PUBLICATION DESIGN Robert Dodd AD DESIGN Robert Dodd Ryan Spelts Abigail Rigby EDITOR Brittany Carroll Hailey Minton WRITERS Melissa Spelts Ryan Spelts Jeremy Poorte

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"Change is coming. If there has ever been a time when vision and courage was needed in our leaders, it is now!"

here are several important issues over the next couple of months that will require Roy City leadership’s attention. With the recent announcement of a potential 1400 job development at north end of Hill AFB, Roy City must face the opportunities and impacts. At the same time, a contractor who was hired to help develop both our downtown business district and the Frontrunner Transit Station area will be presenting their recommendations. In addition, UDOT will be presenting their recommendations to the city council and general public on the results of their study addressing the I-15 interchange at 5600 South as well as what to do about 5600 South from the interchange to 3500 West. There will be another push by Hill AFB to get the few remaining residents to agree to have their homes tested for possible vapors from the contaminated groundwater. As you know we have a general election coming in November with three City Council seats up for your vote.

Each of these topics warrants lengthy discussion and public input. The fact that all will be facing us on or about the same time means that it will take vision and courage to work through it. We must make the tough planning decisions now. We must focus on a common vision of the future of Roy City now. We must ensure our residents understand the facts and have input. We must vote to elect answerable leaders to help guide us into the future. Change is coming. If there has ever been a time when vision and courage was needed in our leaders, it is now! There are great opportunities coming if we effectively plan for them. We can not do this alone! We need your input! As public meetings are held on these issues, please attend them. I am enthusiastic about the possibilities coming. For a long time, we have been patiently witnessing economic growth and development changes to neighboring cities. Now it is our turn! What I see coming is bold, modern, and exciting. Be part of it, learn about it, and let your voice be heard. Robert Dandoy, Mayor

Disclaimer: The paid advertisements contained within the Roy Connection magazine are not endorsed or recommended by Connection Publishing or Roy City. Therefore, neither party may be held liable for the business practices of these companies. The City is also not responsible for any content in the magazines except for that which they directly submit for print.

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

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Monster Cupcakes & Chicken "Boo"dle Soup Recipes Pg. 28


14 Photo Contest Winners


Complex Corner • Parks & Recreation Calendar of Events • Students of the Months • Photo Contest Winners


Sidewell and Ure

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Hunting Feature   28 Haunted Halloween Treats

Mountain Shine Car Wash Wasatch Peaks


Photo by Ruth Criger

A Delicious Halloween Night


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City of Roy Updates Avoid the Lines

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. 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, after hours please call Weber Dispatch at 801-629-8221. Our current storm water ordinance is on our website at

Mail in Your Ballot

This year, Roy City is sending registered voters a ballot to their mailbox. Your by-mailballot will arrive about two weeks before Election Day (Tuesday, November 5). Ballots may be returned by mail or dropped at a ballot drop box located at Roy City office or at any Weber County libraries and Weber State University. In addition, six vote centers will be open on Election Day. Early voting will be held at the Weber County Elections Office starting Wednesday, October 30, continuing Thursday, Friday, and ending on Monday, November 4. This year, "I Voted" stickers are included with the mailed ballots for all voters.


Residents and businesses that received a certified letter from the Air Force are encouraged to return the enclosed postcard to request indoor air sampling. Hill Air Force Base began 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 received 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. As always, the testing is free, as are any future mitigation efforts. If you did 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

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Puppets & Clowns • Fire Truck Rides • Medical Helicopter Food Trucks • S.W.A.T. • K9

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 *Rabies, other vaccines & microchips will be available. Your animal tags will be re-used yearly, please keep your tags.

• Seat Belt Convincer • Life Safety Trailer • Smoke Maze • Airboat

Bring Your Family & Come Join the Fun! Wednesday Oct. 9, 2019 6:00 - 8:00 PM

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ADVERTISE WITH US Jeremy Poorte Roy Connection Area Manager

(801) 391-8250 6 | October 2019

Already have an Xpress Bill Pay Account? 1. Go to and log in 2. Click “View Bill” under the account you would like to be paperless 3. Locate the “paperless (OFF)” option 4. Click the button to turn “Paperless (on)” Need to Register? Then sign up for Paperless: 1. Go to 2. Click “Sign Up” on the top of the screen 3. Fill in your email and password, then click in the “I’m not a robot” box and follow prompts 4. Complete the short registration form and click “next” 5. Go to your inbox and open the verification email, click “Verify Email” and “Continue” to log in 6. Select your billing organization 7. Enter your account number and last name then click in the box to opt in for paperless and select “Locate Bill” and select “Locate Account”

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


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

Residential water meters are not read during the winter months; therefore, an average amount of water usage will be billed for the January and March billings with new homeowners being averaged at 18,000 gallons their first winter season. Any adjustment will be made on the May billing.

Roy Offices:

(801) 774-1000


 Emergency 911 Business (801) 774-1063  Chief Carl Merino -


 (801) 774-1080



 (801) 774-1000

Parks & Rec:

(801) 774-1048

Public Works will have the dumpsters available to Roy City Residents September 30, 2019 through October 12, 2019

Justice Court:  (801) 774-1051

Hours: Monday through Friday 6:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Residents must sign in at the office and show proof of residency. No tires, paint, toxic or hazardous materials, herbicides pesticides, etc. Public Works does have the right to refuse any items deemed dangerous or hazardous. Glass and metal are accepted year round at the Public Works building.

CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS Roy Municipal Building 5051 S 1900 W

October 1st & 15th 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

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 October 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.

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


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


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

NOVEMBER WATER AEROBICS Registration: Oct. 25, 2019 Class Dates: Oct. 28 - Nov 21, 2019

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

 Cost Non Pass-holders: $28 Pass-holders: $18 Seniors:  $15

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


OCT. 28 - NOV. 21 Time




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We had a lot of fun in Tackle Football this year. Good luck to our teams in the playoffs! Make sure to attend our WFFL Football Appreciation Night on October 21st at Emma Russell Park from 5:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m. Football equipment is due that night, pictures will be handed out (upon return of equipment), and we will be holding our annual raffle! You won’t want to miss out!

GIRLS BASKETBALL Games will take place on Saturdays at the Hope Center and Sand Ridge Jr. High. You can view our game schedules online at

BOYS BASKETBALL Registration for Boys Basketball League (Grades 2nd-9th) will run the month of November. You can register online at

BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM LEAGUE Boys Basketball Team League Registration for our Boys Basketball Team League (Grades 2nd-9th) will run from November 1 - November 17. You can register online at

Registration: Oct. 14, 2019


Thank you to everyone who participated in our Flag Football program! It was a great season and we cannot wait until next year!


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HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Registration for our High School Basketball League will run the month of November. No high schoolers who play for their high school team are allowed to participate. Register entire teams at

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(PSA)Pre-School A (PSB)Pre-School B All class level descriptions can be found at 8 | October 2019


Roy City Recreation

Boys Basketball Registration October 1st-November 30th 2nd-9th Grade



Cost: $55

Register at

Practices start in December. Games start in January. Each player will receive a jersey and a Utah Jazz ticket

or call (801) 774 -1048 or visit the office at 2626 W. 5525 S.

For more information, email or call 801-774-1048

Games will be Monday nights starting in January. $400 per team (no high school basketball players allowed)

The Great Pumkin Splash at the Roy Complex

2150 W 4700 S Roy (East of Roy High School Gym)

October 26, 2019 10am $3.00 per person

Come to the event, then stay to swim! Everyone goes home w/ pumpkin & goodie bag Age Groups (4-5) (6-7) (8-9) (10-12) Limited space available so don't wait.

Roy city's Annual

trunk or treat Friday, October 25th, 5:30-7:30pm Local businesses & non-profit organizations can register to participate. Space is limited.

food trucks FREE CANDY



OCTOBER Calendar of Events SCHOOL EVENTS ROY HIGH SCHOOL Oct 1: Boys Golf @ Meadow Brook Golf Course 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. | Girls Soccer @ Northridge 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. |Volleyball @ Weber 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Oct 2: Final Picture Day 7:15 a.m. - 10 a.m Oct 3: Girls Tennis @ Liberty Park | Girls Soccer @ Clearfield 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Volleyball @ Clearfield 3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Oct 4: Late Start 8:25 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. | Jostens Seniors Assembly 8:35 a.m. - 8:50 a.m. | Jostens Juniors Assembly 9:10 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. | Football @ Clearfield 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Oct 5: Girls Tennis State Meet @ Liberty Park | Musical @ Large Auditorium | Marching Band Competition @ Utah State 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. Oct 7: Choir Rehearsal 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. | Driver’s Ed Parent Meeting @ RHS Library 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Oct 8: Volleyball @ Roy 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | RHS Choir Concert 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Oct 9: Cross Country Regional Championships @ 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Orchestra Jr High L.A.B @ Large Auditorium 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Oct 10: All State Choir @ Salt Lake City | Royal of the month 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 a.m. Oct 11: Josten’s Cap and Gown Class ring orders 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Late Start 8:25 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. | Football @ Roy High School 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Oct 14: Sandridge Band Concert 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Oct 15: CLT Meeting 7:15 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. | Volleyball @ Roy 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Roy Jr High Band Concert @ Large Auditorium 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. | Band Concert 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Oct 16: Keys to success lunch visit 12:10 p.m. - 1:10 p.m. Oct 17-18: Fall Break No School Oct 21: Keys to success focus group during lunch | WSD Marching Band Review Oct 22: Volleyball @ Layton 3:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. | Sandridge Choir Concert @ Large Auditorium 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. Oct 23: Cross Country State Championships Oct 24: End of First Quarter | Volleyball @ Syracuse 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Oct 25: No School | Football playoffs round 1 7:p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Oct 26: ACT Test | Davis Cup Band March Oct 29: Volleyball @ Roy 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Oct 30: UHSAA Drill Team @ Roy High School 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

ROY JR. HIGH Oct 1: Drama/Encore Fieldtrip | Softball @ Northridge 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Oct 2: Early Out Oct 3: Softball @ Roy 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Oct 4: Football @ Sand Ridge 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Oct 8: Softball Playoff game @ Roy 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Oct 10: Softball Championship game 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Oct 11: Football @ North Ogden Jr 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Oct 14: NAL Tryouts 2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. | Volleyball Tryouts 2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. | Choir 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Oct 15: Fall Band Concert @ Roy High School 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Oct 16: Early Out | Football @ Roy 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Oct 17-18: Fall break No School Oct 24: End of First Quarter | Volleyball / NAL assembly 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. | Football Playoff game 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Oct 25: No school Oct 29: Volleyball/ NAL @ TH Bell 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Oct 31: Football Championship Game 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Nov 20: Senior Citizen Dinner and Play Featuring Cinderella 4:30 PM Free Tickets for first 400 people.

SAND RIDGE JR. HIGH Oct 1: Softball @ Wahlquist 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Oct 2: Softball @ Sandridge 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Oct 4: Football @ Roy High 3 p.m. – 5 p.m Oct 8: Volleyball Clinic 2:45 p.m. – 4 p.m. | Softball Playoff @ TBD 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Oct 9: Volleyball Clinic 2:45 p.m. – 4 p.m. | Orchestra Costume Concert @ Roy High School 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Oct 10: Volleyball Clinic 2:45 p.m. – 4 p.m. | Softball Championship @ TBD 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Oct 11: Volleyball Clinic 2:45 p.m. – 4 p.m. | Football @ Sandridge 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

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Oct 14: Volleyball and NAL Tryouts 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. | Band Concert @ Roy High School 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Oct 16: Football BYE Oct 17-18: Fall Break No School Oct 22: Choir Concert @ Roy High School 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Oct 24: End of First Quarter | Football playoff game @ TBD 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Oct 25: No School Oct 29: Volleyball / NAL @ South Ogden 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Oct 31: Football Championship Game @ TBD 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

ROY ELEMENTARY Oct 30: Halloween Parent Night 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

MUNICIPAL ELEMENTARY Oct 7: Vision Screenings 8:30 a.m. Oct 14: Parent Teacher Conference Oct 15: Parent Teacher Conference | Grandparents Lunch 11 a.m. Oct 16: Parent Teacher Conference Oct 17-18: Fall Break No School Oct 21-24: Red Ribbon Week Oct 24: Last day of First Quarter Oct 25: No School

NORTH PARK ELEMENTARY Oct 2: Early Out 1:15 p.m. Oct 9: PTA Fun Run | Early Out 1:15 p.m. Oct 14-16: PTA Book Fair | Parent Teacher Conference | Early Out 1:15 p.m. Oct 17-18: Fall Break No School Oct 23: Early Out Oct 25: No School Oct 30: Early Out

VALLEY VIEW ELEMENTARY Oct 14-16: PTA Book Fair | Parent Teacher Conference | Early Out Oct 17-18: Fall Break No School Oct 24: End of First Quarter Oct 25: No School

LAKEVIEW ELEMENTARY Oct 9: Picture Day Oct 14-16: Parent Teacher Conference | Early Out @ 1:10 p.m. Oct 17-18: Fall Break No School


ROY COMPLEX Oct 14: November Swim Lesson Sign up Oct 17-18: Open Swim starts at 1 p.m. Oct 25: November Water Aerobic Registration. Runs Oct 28 - Nov 21. Oct 25: Open Swim starts at 1 p.m. Oct 26: Complex Pumpkin Splash Oct 31: Complex closes at 5 p.m. No open swim.

PARKS & RECREATION Oct 5: First round of WFFL Playoffs | Basketball Games Start Oct 11: Roy High Home Football Game (Peewee’s run on field) Oct 12: WFFL Quarter-finals Oct 19: WFFL Semi-finals Oct 21: WFFL Appreciation Night @ Emma Russell Park Oct 26: WFFL Minibowl

SENIOR CENTER Oct 1: Birthday Cake | Bingo @ 12:30 p.m. Oct 2: Entertainment: Spot & Waldo @ 11:30 a.m. Oct 3: Come out and dance to Second Generation @ 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Oct 10: Health Fair: Flu shots, glucose testing, cholesterol testing, and much more 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Medicare Open Enrollment: Please come in to sign up for a time to meet with a private counselor. Please bring a list of all your prescriptions. Oct 15: Linda Hammer on Piano @ 11:30 a.m. Oct 16: Bingo @ 12:30 p.m. | Garr Ashby @ 11:30 a.m. Oct 17: Legal Services: by appointment only Thursday | Foot clinic @ 12 p.m. | Come out and dance to Second Generation @ 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Oct 24: Speaker: Jeff from Humana | Bingo Oct 29: Painting Class @ 9 a.m. Oct 30: Stampede @ 11:30 a.m. Oct 31: Halloween Party: Best costume, best witch, band, and prizes! Please sign up early so that we have a count for lunch and prizes! Nov 2: Senior Fall Fashion Show 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Please continue to check at the front desk and our board for new activities

LIBRARY EVENTS Tricks and Treats at the Library Oct 26: Pumpkin Patch Party Costumes welcome @ 1 p.m. Oct 28: Spooky Stories by the Great Bear Folk Theatre Costumes welcome @ 7 p.m. Teens Oct 3: Teen Gaming @ 6:30 p.m. Oct 17: Teen Meet & Eat: Meet Cute by Jennifer L. Armentrout@ 6:30 p.m. Discover 4-H Oct 10: Engineers & Extremes: create structures that can withstand an earthquake @ 4 p.m. Discovery Time Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Infant to 3 years, and 4 to 5 years. Help your child get ready to read at our Discovery Time programs. After School Program Tuesdays, 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. Sign-up in chess club to compete in the upcoming National Chess Day Tournament on Oct 12. Movies Saturdays, 2 p.m. Visit our Web site for ratings and for a schedule of upcoming movies. Utah Humanities Book Festival Utah Humanities Book Festival Presented by Weber Book Links. This program is made possible with support from the Utah Humanities Book Festival and RAMP. Oct 7: Science That Rocks @ 7 p.m. Feed your dinosaur obsession with amateur paleontologist, Riley Black who writes as Brian Switek.

Book Discussion Oct 9: The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg @ 7p.m. Healthy Lifestyle Gentle Movements Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m. Yoga Tuesdays @ 6:30 p.m. Ages 18 and above Tai Chi Saturdays @ 10 a.m.

FUN THINGS TO DO Oct 5: Ogden Hispanic Festival @ Union Station 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. Oct 11-12: Creatures of the Night @ Ogden Nature Center 5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. wear costumes and bring flashlights! Oct 12: Halloween Havoc Demolition Derby @ Golden Spike Event Center 6:30 p.m. Oct 16: Moon Phases @ Ogden Nature Center 3:45 p.m. Oct 19: Weber State Hockey @ Weber State 7:30 p.m. Oct 23: Warren Miller’s Timeless @ Peery’s Egyptian Theater 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. | Salamander Secrets @ Ogden Nature Center 3:45 p.m. Oct 24: Concrete Plant Holder @ The Monarch 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Oct 26: The Halloween Half @ Ogden High School https://www.runguides. com/event/11020/the-halloween-half Oct 31: Halloween

CITY EVENTS Oct: 1 & 15 City Council Meeting @ Roy Municipal Building 6 p.m - 8 p.m. Nov 20: Senior Citizen Dinner and Play Featuring Cinderella 4:30 PM Free Tickets for first 400 people.

Tricks and Treats at the Library Oct 16: Sinister Cinema Film Club @ 6 p.m. The Innocents (1961) (NR) This movie is consistently recognized as one of the best horror films of all time. Community Oct 3: Mahjong Club @ 4 p.m. Art Oct 23: Charcoal Drawing @ 7p.m.

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Student's of the Month A Step Above Kylee Paul

Bryce Anderson

“Pay it forward! It’s about caring and sharing, it’s about compassion and kindness, it’s about generosity, it’s about sacrifice… and love, you get what you give, so give good” - Marla Rae Anders

“Today I will do what others won't, so tomorrow I can do what others can't.” -Jerry Rice

Awards: 1st place Weber State cheer competition


Grand champion overall cheer at Weber State Roy High Softball Letter Award Roy High Golf Letter Award for 3 consecutive years Roy High Cheer Letter Award for 3 consecutive years Pin It Forward representative for Roy High Cheer The Makayla Holmes Excellence in leadership Award 4.0 GPA all 4 years Talents & Hobbies Strong leadership skills Being outdoors and active Hunting and fishing with friends and family

5A region champion in the 800m and 4x400m in 2019 Helped lead Roy High Boys Track and Field Team to Region Championship in 2019 Ranked in the top 10 all-time list for Roy High School in the 400m, 800m, and 4x400m 3rd place Track and Field State Championships in the 400m and the 4x400m in 2019 Varsity letter in Cross Country 2 Varsity letters in track Roy High Cross Country Team Captain in 2019 3.92 GPA High Honor roll 7th through 11th grade Student Athlete of the Month, twice junior year Talents & Hobbies Restoring antique vehicles


Spending time with family and our animals


Visiting historical places with family.


Running, hiking, and biking.


THANK YOU TO THIS MONTHS SPONSOR: Students of the Month receive a $25 gift card from Midland Pharmacy

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PH TO CONTEST Congratulations to our First Annual Photo Contest winners! It was incredibly difficult to pick our favorite with so many extraordinary photos to choose from. There is so much talent in Roy and we appreciate everyone who participated! We loved seeing what caught each photographer's eye and we feel like we got to glimpse into the lives of each person who shared.




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NORTHERN UTAH Hunting holds a significant space in Tony Kent’s life and he loves helping new hunters step into the sport. By Hailey Minton

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oy resident Tony Kent has a family friend who lets him hunt on their property out in west Ogden. The area is a mixture of grassy plains and wetland which is the perfect habitat for pheasant, duck, and dove, all of which he hunts. He’ll load up his boat, his spread of decoys, his dog, and set out with the intention of bringing home food for his family. Hunting was a rite of passage and his dad started him out duck hunting. He would go with his father, uncle, and brother. “I’d be the dog so I’d swim out and get the ducks for them.” Perhaps his experience retrieving helped him consider what life would be like with a hunting dog.

Nowadays, Tony’s favorite thing is introducing new young hunters to the sport by taking them out with him. He usually takes a young man and his parents out hunting for the youth hunt for water fowl. He explained, “There are a lot of people who want to hunt, they just don’t know where to start.” Having a mentor is the biggest thing in getting comfortable with hunting. His Uncle Garth made a huge impact on Tony’s life and he wants to pay it forward. “I’d rather take them out on a boat and not hunt and run the dog, run the calls, and run the decoys. That’s my favorite thing.” Tony said the best way to learn is to ask questions of someone with more experience, and frankly, this advice is applicable to any hobby, trade, or even potential career! Just don’t ask where hunter’s secret spot is; that elicits a negative response. Hunters will share tactics any day. He said forums and Facebook groups are a great way to get connected with hunters. He recommended checking out the Utah Water Fowl Association Facebook group and the Utah Wildlife Forum. “It’s a very big community.” He said you could have twenty guys volunteer to take new hunters out.

Tony's Dad on a dove hunt “I really started getting into it when I was 14. I told my parents I wanted a hunting dog for Christmas. It was all that I wanted. They said no, absolutely not. Then Christmas came and out in the front yard there was dog food and a kennel!” He was going to pick out a dog from his Uncle Garth.

Tony raises and trains German Shorthairs today. He decided to hunt with dogs because he had a friend who hunted with Labradors. “I was intrigued by watching the dog work.” Dogs will have their nose to the ground as they run along and suddenly stop dead in their tracks. Their nose will point right towards the bird and they’ll stay that way until you flush the bird from its hiding spot. “It’s amazing to watch how good they are, how hard they work, and they want the bird just as much as you do. The worst thing in the world is to miss a bird. They will look at you and try to figure out what went wrong. What did you just do? How did you miss that? I did my job, how did you not do your job?”

His Uncle Garth Robinson is a born and raised Roy resident who hunts with German wirehair dogs. He told Tony’s parents they could bring Tony over and pick out a dog since he had a couple Tony could choose from. Tony picked out the one that he liked the best and his uncle told him “Go ahead, she’s yours.” Tony recalled, “At the time I didn’t realize, but it was one of his favorite hunting dogs and he didn’t say a word.” He gave him the dog and that was that. Tony fell in love with hunting as his Uncle Garth took him out and taught him what he knew. “He was my main role model when it came to hunting birds. He taught me how to train and work with dogs and how to shoot well. It became an addiction, an obsession.” Tony worked really hard at learning how birds work and learning what to look for while hunting. “I got made fun of a lot when I started,” he chuckled. He was scared of the shotgun recoil and he wasn’t leaning into it at first. Tony explained beginners go through the learning curve to become decent pretty quickly. However, getting incrementally better after hunters know the basics takes time. “You learn what ducks like, how they like a spread, how they like a call done, and what they come into.”

Katie and Tony with Dezi and Soulik.

A litter of German Wirehaired puppies.

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As they hunt, their goal is zero food waste. He works hard to try to use every part of the bird or deer. “I teach my kids to be thankful for the animal. It’s not just a sport; it’s not about going out and trying to blow everything away. This is producing food.” He makes sausage out of the duck meat and they eat it throughout the entire year.

Ellie, Katie, and Owen calling in birds from the boat His relationship with his dogs goes beyond hunting. In fact, Tony and his wife give credit to their dog, Soulik, for their marriage. Their relationship was off up until Dezi had her litter of puppies, which included Soulik who is a part of their family today. Tony invited Katie over to see the pups and they have been together ever since. Soulik has been Tony’s best hunting dog and best family dog he’s ever had. Dezi passed away last year and this will be Soulik’s last hunting season before he retiresthey will get another puppy next spring. Tony and Katie have three children who love the dogs too: sixyear-old Ellie, three-year-old Owen, and Lilah, who is two and a half months old. Tony has taken Ellie out hunting with him before but Owen definitely seems more interested. Recently, he came out to greet Tony as he got home from hunting saying, “dad I wanna go choot birds” as he was holding his nerf gun. The two kids' interest in hunting is at different levels but they both love to eat what dad brings home. Their favorite is dove, and Tony usually prepares it in his jalapeno popper recipe. “They’ll just sit there and eat a million of them!” His early experiences of eating wild game were not the same at all. “My dad took us back and he made duck nuggets and it was probably the worst thing I’ve ever tasted in my life.”

Sometimes success isn’t determined by bringing home animals. Tony’s most memorable hunt was shortly after he lost his friend, Jed Russell, in a car accident in 2006. “He was one of my best friends and he would take me out duck hunting quite often. Right after we lost him, my Uncle found out I was struggling quite a bit so he took me grouse hunting in Idaho. I didn’t see a single grouse. Everyone else got some but I didn’t see a single one.” Grouse hang out in the upper regions of the mountains, so Tony hiked to the summit of a mountain with an expansive view. “I remember sitting there with Dezi lying on my lap. She was tired.” He remembers looking out over everything and knowing that everything was going to be ok. Being out in nature away from everything evokes a very pure feeling. That experience helped him realize that’s what hunting is really about. Tony teaching Ellie how to shoot

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Sidwell and Ure His, mine and ours by Melissa Spelts Violet was known as the happiest of people. She was the youngest of the Richard Jones Family. Her first husband was Wilson Sidwell from Pocatello, Idaho. After they married they lived in Roy. Violet’s sixth child died two weeks after her birth. It was a difficult time and Violet divorced her husband shortly after. She did her best to raise her children alone. Later, she married a widower Steven Ure, who had 4 children of his own. They went on to have 6 more children together to bring the combined total of children to 15. It was said that Violet was the jolliest of people and she brought so much joy to those she was around. Sounds like an amazing woman and family.

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