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Springville’s Youth Court presents lecture on childhood trauma and stress

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On Thursday, January 25, at 5:30 p.m., in the Springville Civic Center Multipurpose Room, Pam Raleigh with the Family Support and Treatment Center is going to teach about the importance of being “Trauma Informed and Resiliency Focused.” So many families in Springville's Youth Court have experienced and are experiencing...

The Springville Mayor’s Economic Advisory Commission needs volunteers

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Springville City is looking for volunteers to restaff the Mayor's Economic Advisory Commission. City council member Michael Snelson chaired the previous commission. He said the terms of all of the 10 commission members are up in April and city will need to totally restaff...

Allen’s markets closing doors for good

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Allen’s Super Save Markets of Provo and Springville, Utah will close its doors for the last time on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Allen’s was started by Orlando Smith Allen and his wife Ellen in 1944 with a small store in central Provo. Mr....

Springville swears in new city council member

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On January 16, newly appointed Springville City Council member Brett Nelson was sworn in to fill the position left vacant by the election of Mayor Rick Child. Nelson was appointed by a unanimous vote of the city council on January 9. He was one of...

Little Free Pantry opens in Payson

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Those driving by Payson’s city offices may notice the new addition of a little blue box on the south side of Utah Avenue. The sign reads, “Free Food Pantry, take what you need, leave what you can and have a wonderful day.” This Little Free...

Santaquin Mayor touts community activities, welcoming atmosphere

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By Kirk Hunsaker As the Mayor of Santaquin City, I would like to thank you for your interest in our community. We welcome new growth and hope that everybody moving into our community feels welcome and can be a part of the small-town feel that we...

Jax charms audience at Spanish Fork Jr. High Orchestra fundraiser

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National recording artist and American Idol 2nd runner-up Jax brought smiles and laughter to the audience at Spanish Fork High School Thursday, January 11, at the Celebrate the Arts concert. The concert, presented by Prime Mortgage Lending, also featured local American Idol alum Katie...

National recording artist headlines Celebrate the Arts fundraising concert

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SPANISH FORK -- On Thursday, January 11, Spanish Fork High School will host American Idol alumnus Jax at the Celebrate the Arts concert presented by Prime Mortgage Lending. Also featured are local artist Katie Higley and the Spanish Fork Junior High Advanced Orchestra with...

2018 Miss Springville/Mapleton and Miss Hobble Creek Pageant

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Pageant season is underway. Anyone who is interested in becoming the 2018 Miss Springville/Mapleton or Miss Hobble Creek must submit their application by January 22. Young women between the ages of 17 and 24 are eligible. All instructions and qualifications are online at missspringvillemapleton.wordpress.com. Applications must be...

Flags for WWII Veterans

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There are only 26 veterans from the battles of World War II in residence at the Bennion Central Utah Veterans Home. These are folks who were in their late teens and early 20’s in 1941 and the following 4 years. They are the survivors...