This column was a blog post last August while I was not working for The Morgan County News
“I think he must hate me.” I had this thought often when I saw, heard mention of, or thought about one subscriber to the newspaper I was running.
Morgan County Single Adults ages 31+ held their first PicNic and PowWow in the Park on Sept. 7th.
The Ball is now Rolling for Morgan LDS Single Adults! It was a nice turnout for our first event. We got lots of good feedback and input for what we want to see in the Morgan Valley for our Single Adults 31+.
As more people have begun using Macs (Apple’s personal computer) over the past few years I have often been asked if I could recommend a record manager for the Mac. I have consistently replied that there are no good record managers for the Mac and that I run one of the Windows record managers in Parallels on my Mac. Today I will change my reply.
Morgan Empowered is sponsoring the upcoming Parent Awareness event, “Safety on Cell Phones and the Internet”, which will be held at the Morgan High School auditorium on Tuesday, September 28th, beginning at 6:30 pm.
Ashley "Spud" Garfield, Morgan High Senior, had an incredible match last week. Spud's stats last week; 16 kills, 4 solo blocks, 5 block assists, 9 service points and 6 digs against Judge Memorial helping the Lady Trojans to win all three games easily.
Lawson Toomer, Morgan High senior, had an outstanding game against Salem Hills last week. He scored four touchdowns for Morgan and had 190 rushing yards. He helped his Trojans to a 40-12 victory over the Skyhawks.
I predict Morgan will beat 3A Defending Champions, the Juan Diego Soaring Eagles on Friday, Sept 17, 2010 at Trojan Field. This game will be Morgan Highs Homecoming game!
I think the score will be MHS 46 Juan Diego 21!
Syracuse – Antelope Island State Park hosts the 24th Annual Bison Roundup and Range Ride Friday, October 29 and Saturday, October 30. Horsemen and women interested in participating in the range ride must register by Friday, October 22. All registration documents are available online at stateparks.utah.gov.
Karen "Smoky" Pentz died September 13, 2010, due to complications
following a long battle with Dementia.
A viewing will be held Friday, September, 17, 2010 from 6 to 8 p.m.
and Saturday, September 18, from 10 to 11a.m. at Walker Mortuary in
Morgan, with a graveside service at Milton Cemetery at 11:30 a.m.
It is an honor and a privilege to be back in the Morgan School District. It is exciting to see familiar faces as well as getting to know the new staff members. More importantly, I am excited to work with the youth of this community and continue the success of Morgan High School.
Vaughn and Janice Larson of Morgan will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with family September 18, 2010, in Morgan.
They were married on September 16, 1960, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Salt Lake Temple.
What a great start to the 2010-2011 school year! This August Morgan Elementary School welcomed back almost five hundred fifty eager students in grades one through five with more than one hundred fifty kindergarteners and preschoolers starting the first few days of September. Back to school is a time for new beginnings in an elementary school with new friends, new teachers, and new learning planned for the next nine months.
The Morgan Utah Stake will hold its semi-annual stake conference on Saturday and Sunday, September 18 and 19, 2010. The meetings will originate from the Morgan Utah Stake Center at 355 North 700 East, Morgan, and will be broadcast live to the Rock Chapel (10 W Young Street, Morgan) and the Porterville Chapel (2700 S Morgan Valley Drive, Porterville), as listed below. Speakers will come from the stake presidency and the membership of the stake. Visitors are welcome.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for August 29 thru September 4, with a total of 189 calls:
Assistance: (3) Morgan City, Mtn Green;
Animal Complaint: Como Springs, East Canyon, Milton, Peterson;
Court Shuttle: (2)Morgan City;
Civil Papers: Littleton, Morgan City, (2) Mtn Green, Porterville, Stoddard;
The Trojans travelled to Kamas this past Friday to take on the South Summit Wildcats as well as the weather. Lightening suspended play for a short while, and when play resumed the Trojans held on to a narrow 14-7 victory.
I had not previously used Legacy Family Tree and my impressions from the beginning were very positive. The screens are clean, uncluttered, easy to understand, and easy to navigate. There is a free product and a premium version for $29.95. As with most of these products, the premium version is worth the small additional investment.
Summer has flown by once again this year! It's hard to believe we are already planning fall activities:
The office will be closed for Labor Day on September 6.
September 9: BINGO will be sponsored by AAMCO Medical with Amy Clark calling the shots. There will be plenty of prizes for everyone, so please feel free to join the group. Lunch will be served at noon and the games will begin immediately after.
Harli Rees is the tiniest pageant winner in town. At one year old she has already won twelve trophies, four crowns, two banners and a plaque. Her titles include three queen titles, Mini Queen, Prettiest Eyes, Prettiest Hair, Best Attire, Most Photogenic, and Personality Plus. She is the daughter of Tucker and Misha Rees, and grand-daughter of Stan and Sue Rees and Bonnie Smith of Las Vegas.
The Morgan Fire Department would like to thank everyone for their support with this year’s Muscular Dystrophy Assosiation (MDA) Drive. The fire department collected $2576.70. This will all go to MDA for kids local.
We would especially like to thank those in the community that donated $ 100 or more for this drive. We have given those few a special MDA Tee Shirt for their support. We would like to thank Morgan Jubilee , Nebco Service and 7 Eleven for letting us use their locations with our MDA Drive. Also we would like to thank Morgan Fire Fighters that gave of their time to help collect for this year’s MDA Drive.
Senior Robbie Nelson had an outstanding varsity football game against Wasatch. He returned a 86 yard kick return for a touchdown, and kicked 346 total yards. Robbie helped Morgan stomp Wasatch with a 49-15 victory.
Robbie's parents are Brandon and Karen Nelson. He says when he is not playing sports he is babysitting an doing EVERYTHING his parents tell him to do.
Robbie earned a $5.00 Gift Certificate from Deb's Spicy Pie for his hard work last week. WAY TO GO ROBBIE!
Senior, AJ Bateman had a fantastic game against Grantsville last week. AJ scored 2 goals for the lady Trojans, one goal was a header. Morgan shut out Grantsville 10-0.
AJ is the daughter of Bill & Gaylene Bateman and when she is not playing sports, likes to sing and hang out with her friends.
AJ earned a $5.00 Gift Certificate to Deb's Spicy Pie for her hard work.
The Morgan girls soccer team opened Region 11 play on Thursday September 2nd in dominating fashion, beating Grantsville by a score of 10-0 on the Cowgirls home field. The Trojans scored early and often in the first half, opening up a quick lead and never looked back.
I think Morgan will beat the Salem Hills Shyhawks at 150 N. Skyhawk Blvd. Salem, UT 84653 on Sept 10 at 7 p.m.
I predict the score will be MHS 17 Salem Hills 17!
I think the halftime score will be MHS 14 Salem 3
The Lady Trojans had the first home game against Skyview on Wednesday September 1st and looked to be definitely ready for a great season.
The Freshmen had a close first game with a win of 25-22, but then got rolling winning the next two 25-16 and 15-10.
Andrea Lynn Carrigan, daughter of Roger and Jill Carrigan of Morgan, will wed Chanyne Curtis Phillips of Riverton, Utah on Wednesday, September 8, 2010, in a small backyard ceremony at her parent's home.
Donna Marie Walton, 85, was born October 25, 1924 and passed peacefully into eternity on August 25, 2010. She will be fondly remembered by those who knew her as constant, patient, kind, and quick to smile.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, August 28 at the Morgan North Stake Center, 2755 West Old Highway Road, Morgan, Utah.
Friends and family called at the Stake Center on Friday evening and Saturday, August 28 prior to the services. Interment at Mtn. Green Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.walker-mortuary.com
In lieu of flowers, please donate to LDS Humanitarian Fund.