Thursday, April 3, 2008

Huntsville Town Hotline

In this Hotline:

Town Council Meeting Today

The Town Council will hold their regularly scheduled meeting, Today, Thursday, April 3, 2008 at 7:00 PM.   Click here to view the agenda 

Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.

Huntsville Loses Another Longtime resident, neighbor and friend to all 

Our apologies for overlooking the death of Bob Hubert in our last update as I was out of town and unaware of the sad news.  That said, Bob was a great neighbor and friend and we offer our heartfelt condolences to the Myrna and family.

Bob was a pioneer of sorts who revived Little League baseball in the early 1970's.  There was no organized league in the Valley, but Bob took some "Bad News Bears" type 3rd and 4th graders and tried to teach them America's Favorite Game.  He knew the game well as he had played in the minor leagues, unbeknownst to any of us at the time.

Thanks for everything Bob!

Save a Farmer

The Ogden Valley news recently published a story about a local farmer who has fallen on rough times (to be more specific, heavy snow has fallen on his pricey equipment).

This hit close to home as the Woolsey's have farmed property for us for years, and it prompted the following Letter to the Editor:

It seems like there is never a shortage of fund raisers wanting a piece of our tight budgets, but I was glad to see residents joining together to help out the Woolsey's, as was mentioned in the March 1st article entitled "To Save a Farm, We Must First Save a Farmer."  Saving a local farmer is definitely a worthy cause and I encourage everyone to dig deep as farming season is just around the corner.  The article stated that the Woolsey's were among the last remaining full time farmers in the valley, but I would go out on a limb and say they are probably THE ONLY full time farmers in the valley.
The Woolsey's have farmed some land of ours for years, and I know first hand their "love for the land" and their tireless work ethic.  As sick as it sounds, it seems as though they enjoy hard work and farming.  A recent Weber High school newspaper had a photo of Lew Woolsey with his home baked John Deere tractor cake.  Hopefully it still has a cab after their recent roof cave in.
As of March 27, 2008, the donation link was still available at the Ogden Valley Forum  Also, donations may be made to Donation account #553317405 in person at any Zion's bank or sent to:
Zion's Bank
The Woolsey Farm Relief Fund
2555 Wolf Creek Road
Eden, UT 84310 
Richard L. Sorensen

This is a great cause so please help out the Woolsey's with anything you can spare.  Here is the original article that appeared in the Ogden Valley News March 1st

That’s all for now, have a great week.


Richard L. Sorensen

Huntsville Town Council Smile