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Men of McPolin fund-raising needs

Men of McPolin (M.O.M.) formed last year to directly benefit the educational quality at McPolin Elementary School and to engage more fathers in their children’s elementary education. M.O.M.’s success would not have been possible without tapping into the talent of McPolin fathers, and without the financial contributions they received. Please consider a contribution of $100 to $1,000 (or more) per child to assist with M.O.M.’s efforts to improve students’ education. In gratitude, you will be recognized as an official M.O.M. member, your name will be listed on the M.O.M. Web site (under construction), and you will receive the official ‘My Dad Is A MOM’ bumper sticker. All contributions are tax-deductible. For more information, please contact Moe Hickey at , Nick Seifert at , or John Halsey at .

Local Service Directory

YouthLINC is partnering with the Utah Office of Education this year to publish a Local Service Directory filled with service sites recommended by Utah young people because of the positive experiences they’ve had volunteering there. There are about 80 service sites. The directory is online (as well as being mailed to every service club in the state). Check it out at to download and scroll.

UDOT Issues winter walking tips for students

Tips for safe winter walking:

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Dress in layers and wear boots with nonskid soles.

Wearing dark "winter" colors can make it difficult for motorists to see you. If you have a dark coat, add a brightly colored scarf or hat or reflective gear.

Before you step off the curb into the street, make sure that approaching vehicles have come to a complete stop.

Slow down. Walking quickly or running can increase your chances of falling. Wear gloves to avoid putting your hands in your pockets.

Walk on sidewalks if possible. If sidewalks are covered in snow and ice and you must walk in the street, walk against the flow of traffic and as close to the curb as you can.