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Justin Osmond, son of Merrill Osmond has been on an intense training schedule since September of 2014 to run the biggest & longest trek of his life. He isn’t running for himself, he’s running 250 miles to raise awareness and financial support for 25 deaf children living in Southern Utah who will be receiving the gift of better hearing. This Run 4 Hearing event will kick off the start of this trek on Saturday May 2nd starting in Justin’s hometown of Ephraim, UT located at: Canyon View Park, 650 S. 100 E starting at 9 AM. This will begin with a press conference at 8:45 AM and then a 5K Fun Run (open to the public). This will also kick start Justin’s 250 miler to St. George where the kids will be anxiously waiting to receive their new hearing devices. On Saturday May 9th at the finish line in St. George (location and time TBD), there will be another benefit run entitled “Super HEAR-O 5K Fun Run.” A grand celebration will take place as family, friends, and many community members wil

Review: LITTLE GREEN by Arnold Rudnick

LITTLE GREEN – Little Green Frog wants to be special, and he hops out of the swamp, asking “Isn’t it possible?” he could be a goose, horse or kio. While the reader learns about animal groups, skills sounds and traits, Little Green learns it’s important to be himself.   Arnold Rudnick has a gift for creating fascinating stories to challenge children toward self-improvement and self-esteem. In LITTLE GREEN he introduces a little green frog (beautifully realized by illustrator Marcelo Goreman) who has big dreams to be special.  ISBN: 0981587976 Publisher: Paraphrase, LLC Overall thoughts: This is a really cute picture story book written in rhyme and teaches children it's is important to learn who they are before they run off into the world trying to be like somebody else. This isn't a book for beginning readers, but it is a great bedtime story for younger children. Children who are becoming better readers would be okay reading along with an adult. There is r