LDS Church buys Ogden motel, closes doors on residents

Residents of the Ogden Lodge were scrambling to find a new place to live Thursday as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints finalized the purchase of it and plans to demolish the motel to pave the way for future development.

Brandi George, 29, said she and her 9-year-old daughter, Kailee, have been living at the Ogden Lodge since September and learned only last week they would have to move by today.

She spent Thursday packing her sparse belongings in preparation for relocation to the Ogden Rescue Mission.

"I'm trying to keep my head up," George said stoically. "Things will get better."
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