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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

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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...

Adam Stoker, President and CEO of Relic, Receives Forty Under 40 Award

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By Hannah Lunt, Provo Once a year, young Utah professionals are recognized for their late nights, long hours and hard work through Utah Business Magazine’s Forty Under 40 award. Adam Stoker, President and CEO of Relic—formally Sorenson Advertising—is one of those professionals to receive the...

Utah’s top youth volunteers of 2017 selected by national program

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Rebekah Reno, 16, of Orem was named one of Utah’s top two youth volunteers of 2017 by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism. As a State Honoree, Rebekah will receive $1,000, an engraved...

Ryan Andrew Stream, “Miss Utah hits Cosmo with snowball”

Ryan Andrew stream is a Motivational Speaker, Musician, Soldier and Delta High School football coach who was adopted and raised in Emery County. Before being adopted Ryan and his brother slept some nights in a homeless shelter and in different foster care homes before...
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