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Upstanders: Love for all in Utah

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By Starbucks During a time of increased divisiveness in America, it can be difficult to see the good occurring across the nation every day. To shed light on stories of extraordinary courage, Starbucks executive chairman Howard Schultz and senior vice president Rajiv Chandrasekaran produced Upstanders,...

Hunts for the Brave

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By 1SG Roger Kaufman Utah Nat'l Guard (RET) SGT Russell Bridges (Panguitch, UT) was one of two Wounded Warriors lucky enough to get chosen to participate in an Elk hunt on Two Bear CWMU unit, donated by KR hunting (Kerry Rolfe of Draper). Roger Kaufman 1SG (RET)...

CLAS Halloween river boat cruise: A McGee from Tennessee on the Provo River

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Let me assure you this is not a genealogy article. However, my maiden name is McGee, and my family has roots in Tennessee. I had never read or heard the poem, “The Cremation of Sam McGee” until Tuesday, October 3, when my husband and...

Project Read spelling bee supports literacy program for adults in Utah County

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By Bettyanne Bruin PROVO — With 28,000 adults struggling with basic literacy skills in Utah County, Project Read continues its 33-year effort to help those in need to learn to read and write. These skills open up opportunities for educational and employment advancement. Project Read students report...

Candy Bomber Gala to benefit museum and new hanger

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By Bettyanne Bruin PROVO – “Smile and the world smiles with you,” is what Gail Halvorsen — also known as the Candy Bomber — is all about. Because of the lives he changed for good, Halvorsen’s famous smile is constant and contagious. Born in rural Utah, Mr....

Double Up Food Bucks stretches food dollars at farmers’ markets

Utahns Against Hunger is launching the third season of a dollar-saving program at farmers’ markets and farm stands across the state of Utah. Double Up Food Bucks is a nutrition incentive program that helps low-income families take home affordable fresh fruits and vegetables grown by local...

County, Provo agree on ice arena funding

The Utah County Board of Commissioners announced on June 21 that an agreement was reached with Provo City, during the quarterly board meeting of the Provo City/Utah County Ice Sheet Authority, to fully fund Peaks Ice Arena through the 2018 fiscal year. Management at the...

Paint-a-Thon project spruces up senior’s house

Volunteers paint a house in Utah County for the annual Zion's Bank Paint-A-Thon.
By Janice Helmick This old house once knew the children, this old house still knows the wife, this old house was their safe haven in the hardships in their life. This old house heard children’s laughter and it heard their many shouts, then it stood...

Serve Daily celebrates 5 years in publication

Springville resident Chris Baird has always felt strongly about providing service to his friends, family, neighbors - even strangers. He lives by the motto, “Pay it Forward,” meaning if people receive the kindness of others, they should seek to continue that kindness by doing...

Fight Hunger Statewide collections now underway

Scouting for food.
By Community Action Services and Food Bank Community Action Services and Food Bank is working with local Scouts to help Fight Hunger Statewide during the 31st annual Scouting for Food drive, scheduled for Saturday, March 18. The food drive comes at a critical time when supplies at...