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Upcoming meetings and events.
What's Coming:
Town Planning Commission meeting...
November ?, 2010
Next Town Council Meeting... November 18, 2010.
Huntsville Newsletter:
Huntsville Barbecue (formerly Texas Pride) Fan Appreciation Party Tonight
If you have not had a chance to try Texas Pride BBQ, then here is your chance...
As an unofficial "expert" who has tried BBQ all over the country - from Corky's in Memphis to RJ's in Beverly Hills to Virgil's in NYC and many points in between, the Huntsville BBQ Company is among the best in the country. Tonight Greg is giving you 20% off - just tell him you are a web fan.

Here is my tip to you - order ala carte and enjoy it  family style. Be sure to try the brisket, pulled pork and Broccoli slaw. And the peach cobbler is incredible.  
We are fortunate to have such a quality restaurant right in our back yard.
Huntsville Green Waste Facility ("The Dump") Still open
The Huntsville Town Green Waste Facility is now open only on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Be sure to visit for the latest details and hours of operation.
The facility will likely close for the season in the next couple of weeks.
As a reminder, the facility will accept yard waste only.  Accepted materials will include woody tree materials, vines, bushes, twigs, and limbs; and compost material (soft, unbagged, vegetative material) such as grass clippings, leaves, pine needles, sawdust, and shavings, etc.  Bails of hay or straw will not be accepted.

Boy Scouts will be visiting all residents in coming days/week
Dear Huntsville Town Residents
Huntsville Town is in the process of preparing a pre-application to apply for CDBG funds. (Community Development Block Grant)
The Town would like to apply for grant monies to purchase property to build new town sheds on. If any of you have been in or driven by the old town sheds on First Street you know that they are in extremely bad shape. The existing sheds will not meet any of the current building codes and have become so dilapidated that they are a safety hazard to the people who use them.
One of the State requirements of the pre-application is that the Town has to turn in an income survey of ALL  residents who will benefit directly from this funding. That means every household will need to fill out an income survey. Your participation is vital and necessary to this application. There must be a 90% survey participation in order to qualify.
In the next two weeks Boy Scouts working on their Eagle Scout projects will be going door to door to every home in the community and asking you to participate in this project by completing an income survey. Please help these fine young men out! All survey answers will be kept completly confidential.
Thank you so very much for participating in this survey.
Gail Ahlstrom
Huntsville Town Clerk
Thanks To Our Veterans
Veteran's Day yesterday had a special meaning, and I would like to offer my personal thanks to ALL veterans, but especially our few remaining World War II vets.
Huntsville had the distinction and honor of sending the most boys to WWII per capita than any other community in America.  Many were Hislops, Stokers and other well known Huntsville families.  Most of those unsung heros are no longer with us and in fact just a few vets from WWII still live in our town.  Guys like Carl DeVries, Preston Jackson and Rex Fuller come to mind.  Thanks to you all.
Since many Huntsville residents knew my mother, Bonnie, I will share a story of her brother that has been unfolding the last couple of months and culminated with Veteran's day.

During a trip to Washington DC in August with my son Daxton, we visited the National Archives.  After watching the Discovery Channel produced video at the archives, I was prompted to fill in some missing pieces of my mother’s family history.  That being the large puzzle piece of my Uncle Bill who was “killed in the war.”  That is really all I knew about Bill.
My research over the next few weeks turned out some amazing results, and here is an overview.

On August 17, 1942, just 8 months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, 222 hand picked Marine Raiders attacked Makin Island. Fifteen Raiders died in combat that day and the US took over the island, but when the two transport submarines returned to Pearl Harbor five days la ter, it was discovered that nine more had been left behind and presumed dead.

In fact, they were very alive and were captured by the Japanese some ten days later, transferred to Kwajalein and imprisoned for nearly two months. In celebration of a Japanese holiday in October, the "Makin 9" were tied, blind folded and marched to an open pit where they were ultimately beheaded with a Samurai sword.  Bill Pallesen was one of those nine.

Many aspects of the raid were covered up for decades and my mom died a little over a year ago thinking here brother "died at sea," but instead Brother Bill was an infamous WWII hero who had been all but forgotten.

The very popular video game "Call of Duty: World at War" overviews the "Makin 9." 

Thanks for the ultimate sacrifice Uncle Bill. And thanks to all those who have served so my kids and I can be free.
Semper Fidelis.
That's All For Now - Have a nice week,
Richard L. Sorensen
Huntsville Town Council
Huntsville Town, PO Box 267, Huntsville, Utah 84317