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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

We at the Ogden Valley Forum are wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Drive safe and stay warm!

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Thanks From T.R. Morgan

From T.R. Morgan

Thank you to all the Ogden Valley residents that supported my campaign.  I wish the results have been different, but I sincerely appreciated the time spent on the campaign meeting new people and finding individuals that have similar values and concerns as myself.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Heaven or Hell

Some Election Day Tongue-in-Cheek Humor (sadly with a lot of truth)
While walking down the street one day a corrupt Senator was hit by a  
car and died.
His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance.
"Welcome to heaven," says St. Peter. "Before you settle in, it seems  
there is a problem.  We seldom see a high official around these parts,  
you see, so we're not sure what to do with you."
"No problem, just let me in," says the Senator.
"Well, I'd like to, but I have orders from the higher ups.  What we'll  
do is have you spend one day in hell and one in heaven.  Then you can  
choose where to spend eternity."
"Really?, I've made up my mind. I want to be in heaven," says the Senator.
"I'm sorry, but we have our rules."
And with that, St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down,  
down, down to hell.
The doors open and he finds himself in the middle of a green golf  
course.  In the distance is a clubhouse and standing in front of it  
are all his friends and other politicians who had worked with him.
Everyone is very happy and in evening dress.  They run to greet him,  
shake his hand, and reminisce about the good times they had while  
getting rich at the expense of the people.  They played a friendly  
game of golf and then dine on lobster, caviar and the finest champagne.
Also present is the devil, who really is a very friendly guy who is  
having a good time dancing and telling jokes.
They are all having such a good time that before the Senator realizes  
it, it is time to go.
Everyone gives him a hearty farewell and waves while the elevator rises...
The elevator goes up, up, up and the door reopens in heaven where St.  
Peter is waiting for him, "Now it's time to visit heaven..."
So, 24 hours passed with the Senator joining a group of contented  
souls moving from cloud to cloud, playing the harp and singing. They  
have a good time and, before he realizes it, the 24 hours have gone by  
and St. Peter returns.
"Well, then, you've spent a day in hell and another in heaven. Now  
choose your eternity."
The Senator reflects for a minute, then he answers: "Well, I would  
never have said it before, I mean heaven has been delightful, but I  
think I would be better off in hell."
So St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down  
to hell...
Now the doors of the elevator open and he's in the middle of a barren  
land covered with waste and garbage.  He sees all his friends, dressed  
in rags, picking up the trash and putting it in black bags as more  
trash falls from above.
The devil comes over to him and puts his arm around his shoulders.
"I don't understand," stammers the Senator. "Yesterday I was here and  
there was a golf course and clubhouse, and we ate lobster and caviar,  
drank champagne, and danced and had a great time. Now there's just a  
wasteland full of garbage and my friends look miserable. What happened?"
The devil smiles and says, "Yesterday we were campaigning... Today,  
you voted..."
Vote wisely Today!

Monday, November 01, 2010

County Commission Candidate Drew Johnson Speaks Out

Drew and State Representative Candidate Alan Wheelwright to host a "meet and greet" Monday - Don't miss the free pizza!

By Drew Johnson

We are coming down the home stretch in the election and I just want to reiterate my pledge to you.

I am here for you. I will be accessible and responsive to your needs.
I am nonpartisan and do not have agendas other than serving you, my employers.

Several things that I have talked about during my campaign that I think are important to focus on as Commissioner.

The first is balancing out property taxes. That will immediately save all of us money.
This will be achieved through creating ordinances which require property owners to be paid up to date on their property taxes in order to go through planning and zoning.
There are over 14 million dollars in Weber County alone in uncollected property taxes, which are owed by large corporations.

Another focus I will have is better communication and process at the County.
I want to see the County departments work together and work more efficiently. The departments and the commission need to act in the best interest of the people they serve. I will bring a teamwork approach to the County.

I also believe it's important to protect Weber County's watershed. This is one our greatest resources. It should be a priority to protect it for our long-term sustainability and health and also to save us money. According to the most recent Nature Conservancy Research, it is a proven fact that if you protect the sources of the water, you will save money spent on treatment facilities, which cost far more in the long run.

This Monday November 1st from 5-7 pm, Alan Wheelwright and I will be giving a "meet & greet" at the Alpine Pizza in Eden. We will be serving free pizza and talking with people. Everyone is welcome and feel free to invite a friend who may not have had a chance to talk with either of us yet.

Again, I look forward to serving you.

Please vote for me. Together we can all make a difference.

Drew Johnson
Vote 4 Drew