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Two men arrested in robbery

CENTERVILLE — Two Salt Lake City men have been arrested in connection with the robbery of the America First Credit Union here on Oct. 22.

Elnathan Posey Jr., 33, was arrested Thursday and Joseph Scott Manning, 30, was arrested Friday for the robbery at the credit union, at 451 W. Parrish Lane.

Centerville Police Lt. Paul Child said Posey, believed to be the driver of the getaway vehicle was arrested near the homeless shelter in Salt Lake City by Centerville police and agents of the FBI. He was booked into the Davis County Jail, charged with robbery.

Manning was arrested Friday in Salt Lake City by U.S. Marshals on a probation violation and booked into the Weber County Jail. He was on probation for car-jacking, and is now facing charges related to the credit union robbery. Child said police believe he is the person who entered the bank and committed the robbery.

Child said officers tried to locate him Thursday and obtained a search warrant for a Salt Lake City apartment. He was not there, but two other arrests were made on drug charges and a stolen car recovered.

The credit union was robbed on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 11:29 a.m. by a masked man. Several people witnessed the suspect entering the credit union and then leave in a green Honda Civic. A Centerville police officer also observed the vehicle heading south on I-15, but was unable to catch up to it.

Holly gives funds to school

WEST BOUNTIFUL — HollyFrontier’s Woods Cross Refinery is giving $32,000 to West Bountiful Elementary School to support the school’s technological improvements.

The money, presented at Tuesday’s board of education meeting, will be used to purchase additional document cameras, projectors and sound systems, create a mobile computer lab that will include 32 computers for use by the upper grades and upgrades to the wireless system. The money will also be used for field trips for third-graders to the Living Planet Aquarium and for fourth through sixth graders to visit The Leonardo, a contemporary science, technology and art museum.

The refinery will also offer information on how the refining process works to children with an interest in math and science.

West Bountiful Elementary School Principal Millie Fletcher thanked the refinery for their donation, saying, “The refinery has been a huge supporter to our school and our technology efforts over the past 10 years to update our classrooms and computer labs.”

“We believe in the power of learning and the power of giving,” said Woods Cross refinery manager Lynn Keddington. “As a West Bountiful company, we have a rich legacy here. We have made supporting education one of our primary focuses because we know it is key to continued innovation, and providing skills and growing leaders for our next generation.”

In the past, the refinery has given hundreds of thousands of dollars to south Davis County for such things as an emergency mobile command unit, Fourth of July fireworks, a University of Utah scholarship program, training for teachers, youth sports programs, science fair programs and Leonardo on Wheels exhibit.

Armed forces honored

KAYSVILLE — Special recognition will be given Saturday, Nov. 5, to those who’ve served or who are currently serving in the armed forces, at the Kaysville/Fruit Heights Armed Forces Day Celebration.

Current and former members of the armed services and their spouses are invited to the event, which will be held in the Davis High commons area, 325 S. Main, beginning at 11 a.m.

Mike Ramsdell, a best-selling author and a veteran, will be the featured speaker at the event, which will also include musical numbers and a luncheon.

“We want to honor those who have served our country and show them our appreciation,” said Amalia Burrola, who has helped coordinate the event for the past three years.

Those interested in attending can RSVP through Kaysville City, at 801-546-1235.

Interfaith hymn fest set in NSL

NORTH SALT LAKE — It’s a community of voices.

North Salt Lake will host a Thanksgiving Interfaith Hymn Festival on Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. at the LDS Chapel at 261 E. Center, North Salt Lake. This free event provides an opportunity for members of all faiths to sing together. Community members and church choirs are all invited to participate, and organists from various local churches will provide accompaniment.

“Audience members will become the choir as they sing lyrics that praise God and express gratitude for his bounty,” said Rep. Becky Edwards, who helped organize the event.

Local churches that will be participating in the festival include the Abundant Life Church, Bountiful Community Church, Bountiful Heights, Church of the Resurrection, Grace Lutheran Church, St. Olaf’s Catholic Church, and the LDS church.

Hotel remodel to open

NORTH SALT LAKE — It may be a down economy, but the Best Western CottonTree Inn, here, has moved ahead with a major remodeling effort.

That will be showcased Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the hotel, 1030 N. 400 E., North Salt Lake.

Sales director Nicole E. Walker said the public spaces have been renovated, including the lobby and swimming pool.

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