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Meals on Wheels fundraisers all month in Box Elder County

Tim Gurrister, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 20 2014 - 10:38am

BRIGHAM CITY -- Part of nationwide events labeled March For Wheels, residents here are in the midst of a month of fund-raising for the local Meals On Wheels program that serves senior citizens.Events will reach a peak with the Spring Variety Spectacular at the Box Elder High School auditorium where nine different performing artists will take the...

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Mixed reaction in Utah to Obama's budget

Mark Saal, Standard-Examiner staff, The Washington Post
Mar 4 2014 - 6:25pm

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration budget released Tuesday will set the stage for an election-year debate over government's role in creating economic opportunity, with President Obama calling for more federal spending to help the poor and Republicans charging that such programs waste money and foster dependency.In his latest request to...

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Ogden homeless shelter and food bank receive Walmart grants

Cathy McKitrick, Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 28 2014 - 6:21pm

OGDEN -- In its most recent round of semiannual charitable giving, the Walmart Foundation's Utah State Giving Program announced this week that St. Anne's Center and the Joyce Hansen Hall Food Bank will receive grants to help fight hunger and promote wellness.The retail giant's $42,100 grant to St. Anne's -- northern Utah's largest homeless shelter...

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Utah minimum wage bill on life support

Cathy McKitrick, Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 28 2014 - 6:09pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- Rep. Lynn Hemingway, D-Salt Lake City, is sponsoring a measure to raise Utah's hourly minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.25 and servers' wages from $2.13 to $3.13.However, with the Legislature's 45-day session ending March 13, it's entirely possible that HB 73 will not come up for discussion and a vote in either chamber.

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VIDEO: Ogden-area safety net: Real changes vs. entitlements

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 18 2014 - 3:52pm

OGDEN - David Montoya, 55, is a man who is frustrated because he can't get help paying his light bill right away.Explaining that he has a mental disability and receives Social Security payments, Montoya said he has gotten help every year for the last five years and he said he's been told that because of his low income level, he qualifies for the...

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Hungry pets get holiday help in Ogden

Andreas Rivera, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 3 2014 - 11:46am

OGDEN -- Human beings aren't the only ones who need a little help now and again to get a decent meal. Man's best friend sometimes goes without food because their owners simply don't have the means to buy it. Officer Stephanie Butte with Ogden City's Animal Services works with people every day who are down on their luck and don't have enough...

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VIDEO: Igloo camping, bad haircuts impress charitable students and teachers

Jamie Lampros, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Dec 21 2013 - 4:29pm

OGDEN -- Allie Bawdon couldn't wait to see her teacher's bald head."I am so excited. He is going to look so weird," she said. 

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Food Bank in Ogden welcomes big holiday donation

Randi Weston, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Dec 13 2013 - 6:50pm

OGDEN - Thirty thousand dollars' worth of food and personal hygiene products were delivered to the Joyce Hansen Hall Catholic Community Services Food Bank on Friday, enough to feed and support 1,800 families this holiday season. The huge donation was the sixth annual contribution to the food bank's holiday food basket program made by Great...

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Meals on Wheels fundraisers all month in Box Elder County

Tim Gurrister, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 20 2014 - 10:38am

BRIGHAM CITY -- Part of nationwide events labeled March For Wheels, residents here are in the midst of a month of fund-raising for the local Meals On Wheels program that serves senior citizens.Events will reach a peak with the Spring Variety Spectacular at the Box Elder High School auditorium where nine different performing artists will take the...

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VIDEO: Ogden-area safety net: Real changes vs. entitlements

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 18 2014 - 3:52pm

OGDEN - David Montoya, 55, is a man who is frustrated because he can't get help paying his light bill right away.Explaining that he has a mental disability and receives Social Security payments, Montoya said he has gotten help every year for the last five years and he said he's been told that because of his low income level, he qualifies for the...

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VIDEO: Igloo camping, bad haircuts impress charitable students and teachers

Jamie Lampros, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Dec 21 2013 - 4:29pm

OGDEN -- Allie Bawdon couldn't wait to see her teacher's bald head."I am so excited. He is going to look so weird," she said. 

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VIDEO: Big dinner in Ogden for 500-plus needy prepped for Thursday

Nancy Van Valkenburg, Standard-Examiner staff
Nov 26 2013 - 6:29pm

OGDEN -- One pallet or more stacked high with sacks of potatoes. More than 50 turkeys and 25 hams. Crates of canned cranberry sauce, and a field's worth of cleaned and chopped vegetables, with dressings on the side.That, plus at least 20 volunteers to prepare it all, is the recipe for Thanksgiving dinner if you're feeding, oh, 500 or more. The...

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VIDEO: 'Pear Lady' shocked by big turnout at her food giveaway event

Andreas Rivera, Standard-Examiner staff
Oct 5 2013 - 7:40pm

LAYTON -- When the Pear Lady set out to help those affected by the government shutdown, she never imagined the huge response and the big movement she started.Families lined up at Layton Commons Park on Saturday afternoon to receive canned goods, fresh produce, children's clothing and baby formula."I did not expect this many people. I am shocked at...

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VIDEO: Ogden-area safety net: Real changes vs. entitlements

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 18 2014 - 3:52pm

OGDEN - David Montoya, 55, is a man who is frustrated because he can't get help paying his light bill right away.Explaining that he has a mental disability and receives Social Security payments, Montoya said he has gotten help every year for the last five years and he said he's been told that because of his low income level, he qualifies for the...

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VIDEO: Igloo camping, bad haircuts impress charitable students and teachers

Jamie Lampros, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Dec 21 2013 - 4:29pm

OGDEN -- Allie Bawdon couldn't wait to see her teacher's bald head."I am so excited. He is going to look so weird," she said. 

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VIDEO: Big dinner in Ogden for 500-plus needy prepped for Thursday

Nancy Van Valkenburg, Standard-Examiner staff
Nov 26 2013 - 6:29pm

OGDEN -- One pallet or more stacked high with sacks of potatoes. More than 50 turkeys and 25 hams. Crates of canned cranberry sauce, and a field's worth of cleaned and chopped vegetables, with dressings on the side.That, plus at least 20 volunteers to prepare it all, is the recipe for Thanksgiving dinner if you're feeding, oh, 500 or more. The...

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VIDEO: 'Pear Lady' shocked by big turnout at her food giveaway event

Andreas Rivera, Standard-Examiner staff
Oct 5 2013 - 7:40pm

LAYTON -- When the Pear Lady set out to help those affected by the government shutdown, she never imagined the huge response and the big movement she started.Families lined up at Layton Commons Park on Saturday afternoon to receive canned goods, fresh produce, children's clothing and baby formula."I did not expect this many people. I am shocked at...

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GALLERY: Ogden Food Bank

Local families pick out canned goods at the Joyce Hansen Hall food-bank in Ogden, Wednesday April 3, 2013. (REYNALDO LEAL/Standard-Examiner)

Reynaldo Leal
Apr 5 2013 - 9:10pm

Clients of the Joyce Hansen Hall food bank get produce and canned goods in Ogden, April 3, 2013.

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