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Ms Wheelchair Princess Pageant 2017

October 16, 2017

Princess Pageant contestants enjoy a night of recognition at the annual Princess Pageant Friday, Oct. 14, 2017, in Kaysville. Presentations including singing, cooking, and slideshows followed by the Little Wheelzz Princess Dance allowed young wheelchair-bound girls to motivate and inspire others with their unique messages.

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Finding hope, healing and home

October 15, 2017

In Central Ogden, there sits a small, unassuming home along Adams Avenue.

At any point, dozens of women from around Utah are trying to find a spot in one of the Ruth House’s five beds.
The women who enter through the front door are often coming from the worst times in their lives. They’re leaving jail, battling addiction and trying to rebuild broken families.
The founders of the Ruth House hope that a safe place to live and a strong network of support can help residents along the bumpy road to recovery.

“I really felt that maybe this could change my life,” said Stephanie Bryant who moved into the Ruth House in early 2017. “I knew that if I made it past the first three weeks of being out of jail, that there was a chance for me.”

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Traditional African drum classes

October 13, 2017

Drum and dance instructor, Deja Mitchell, kicks off a week of workshops with mentor and visiting artist Sekou Soumah. The workshops were made possible by grants from Weber County Commission r.a.m.p (recreation arts museums and parks) and The Ogden School Foundation. Mitchell holds drum and dance classes weekly at the Eccles Community Art Center.

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Photos: 801 Rocks members share their creations, finds

October 11, 2017

Whether it’s just for fun, to promote a cause or to spread positive vibes, the painted rock movement has become a phenomenon in the Ogden area thanks to 801 Rocks.

The Standard-Examiner asked its readers for photos of rocks they’ve found or painted for the 801 Rocks movement. The following is a collection of those photos.

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