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Mapleton youth wins Arbor Day tree poster contest

Emma Beach, a fourth-grader at Mapleton Elementary, recently won the Sweepstakes Award for the Utah Arbor Day Tree Poster Contest. 

Fundraising platform helps charities reach donors, goals

By Luke Brandley A Good Cause Global, LLC is a family owned and operated business.  Three...

Payson-Santaquin chamber juggles events schedule in light of pandemic

The last three months have been a wild ride for the Chamber and it’s not quite over yet.  With...

Spanish Fork Fiesta Days Rodeo is a go

Spanish Fork City, the Fiesta Days Rodeo Committee, and the Diamond Fork Riding Club are excited to announce that the 2020 Fiesta...

Fiesta Days Rodeo To Be Held As Scheduled

Spanish Fork City, the Fiesta Days Rodeo Committee, and the Diamond Fork Riding Club are excited to announce that the 2020 Fiesta...

Spanish Fork Youth Arts Festival goes online in wake of pandemic

Ready to get creative? Ready for a challenge? The Spanish Fork Youth Arts Festival is going online this summer, and everyone can...

Tabitha’s Way needs volunteers and donations in wake of pandemic

Tabitha’s Way is a food pantry based out of Utah County that provides food, essential items and services to those in need. And according to food pantry manager, Becky Robinson, the virus has

Noah’s Trail

The trail is named “Noah” for Noah Talley, formerly of Elkridge, who died from suicide in 2016 at the age of 20. According to his mother, Wendy Giddings, her son loved to ride his bike.

Foundation makes donation to assist struggling families during Coronavirus crisis

The Rocky Mountain Power Foundation recently donated $40,000 to help Community Action Services and Food Bank assist residents with emergency food, shelter, and housing during the COVID-19

Springville Memorial Day Program cancelled

In light of current health risk concerns, there will be no Memorial Day Program at Springville’s Evergreen Cemetery this year. We hope to see you all next year. Thank a Veteran

From the Publisher-Time is Short; Use it Wisely

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There are so many things begging for our time, yet what do we value as most important? Recently returning from a family vacation, I came to realize just how short time is. My little one is

Cure cancer-Kindergarten student helps school raise funds for cancer research

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Brockbank Elementary School in Spanish Fork was able to donate nearly $3,000 to breast cancer research with the help of a kindergarten student with a big heart.

Former Mayor Overcoming Hardship through Service

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For more than a decade, Ward worked as the manager at the BYU Dairy, believing it was something he would spend the remainder of his career doing. All that changed when over time, Ward

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Computer application helps remind people to make kindness a daily activity

By Daniel Whitlock Kinding started as a project for me to practice my design...

Achiever Preschool closes after 36 years

Achiever Preschool of Spanish Fork is closing its doors after 36 years. The preschool...

Foundation makes donation to assist struggling families during Coronavirus crisis

The Rocky Mountain Power Foundation recently donated $40,000 to help Community Action Services and Food Bank assist residents with emergency food, shelter, and housing during the COVID-19

Stadium Cinemas celebrates 20 years with popcorn and candy for community

Stadium Cinemas in Payson held a celebration to mark 20 years in business on May 2. There was popcorn, candy, and rows of smiling faces -- but no movies.
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Love, Heartache, & Hope

Sometimes, from the depths of despair, comes...

Kara Poulsen of Diamond Fork Junior High named Drama Teacher of the Year

Kara Poulsen, drama teacher at Diamond Fork Junior High School, was honored by Sorenson Legacy Awards for Excellence in Arts Education, as...

Jessica Lindley named Nebo School District Teacher of the Year

Jessica Lindley, a teacher at Foothills Elementary, was named teacher of the year for the Nebo School District. Lindley...

Local teacher selected for Excellence in Teaching Award

Ten Utah educators received top 2020 teaching honors UEA/dōTERRA Excellence in Teaching Awards to be presented at the KeyBank ‘Superstars in Education’...

Teen Authors Boot Camp provides inspiration for young people in love with words

Writing is a lonely endeavor, but inspiration is often a crowded room. A combination of the two can lead to magical places.

IN PRINT

In This Issue: Serve Daily – April 2020

Remember to use be kind to change the world for the better. Learn about many people doing great things to serve their neighbors as we stand together while staying apart.

In This Issue: Serve Daily – March 2020

Remember to use your smile to change the world for the better. Learn about the Ocean in Our Backyard, read about a business owner who credits skills from sewing class to create a business. .

Serve Daily June 2019 (issuu) Issue 85 featuring your favorite positive stories

ON THE COVER: Summer Fun June June PLUS: Volunteer opportunities on page 8, coupons on page 23 and throughout, a Calendar of Events on page 31. Submission Guidelines: Have a great article you wan

Serve Daily May 2019 (issuu) featuring your favorite positive stories

ON THE COVER: Mother's Day Day PLUS: Volunteer opportunities on page 9, coupons on page 9 and throughout, a Calendar of Events on page 31. Submission Guidelines: Have a great article you want to
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22-year-old Mapleton Man, Caleb Johnson ‘CJ Sleeves’ Dies in Car Accident

On the morning of May 29, 22-year-old Caleb Johnson of Mapleton was involved in a car accident that ended fatally. 

Spanish Fork and Salem honor local business

The Spanish Fork and Salem Chamber of Commerce selected Tony’s Window Cleaning and Lawn Care as January business of the month.

Aviation enthusiasts gather for breakfast and to discuss future events at airport

The Spanish Fork Airport Manager, Cris Child, not only manages the airport for Spanish Fork, but he is also a pilot and...

Happiness for Heroes Campaign gives hope to veterans in isolation

The veteran’s home in Payson is an excellent facility, as anyone who has visited knows. However, because of the COVID pandemic our...

Love, Heartache, & Hope

Sometimes, from the depths of despair, comes a glimmer of hope that things can be different. The Lomax family...

Nephi’s Whitmore Mansion echoes with historic past

My wife and I are studying the pioneer history of Nine Mile Canyon and as a result just learned about the Whitmore...

Chair-bound sportsman prepare for new fishing trips

Kenneth Vaughn of the Chairbound Sportsman Organization has announced they now have a 24-foot pontoon boat with a new Yamaha 80 four-stroke...

A Journey to the Past

On the other side of Soldiers Summit, 10 miles past Price on Highway 6, a left turn at the Wellington Miller Chevron...

Organization fulfills dreams of chair-bound hunters

The Chairbound Sportsman Organization of Springville has been arranging hunting and fishing events for the physically handicapped for 10 years and I...

History of successful rancher is classic pioneer story

In studying the pioneer history of Nine Mile Canyon Shadrach (sometimes spelled Shedrach or Shedrack), commonly known as “Shed” Lunt is credited...

Teen Authors Boot Camp provides inspiration for young people in love with words

Writing is a lonely endeavor, but inspiration is often a crowded room. A combination of the two can lead to magical places.

Fundraising platform helps charities reach donors, goals

By Luke Brandley A Good Cause Global, LLC is a family owned and operated business.  Three...

Every day can be a better day, despite the challenge

Life is full of challenges. We knew that last year and we know that now. Life, at any time, has at least two choices we can make in any given situation. To keep things simple those choices...

The Secret is to Give and Receive

By Danie Davis The common phrase of “there is always give and take” just doesn’t sit well with me anymore. I will explain why. In the last couple of weeks or...

Life as a Fashion Consultant isn’t Easy

I have two daughters, ages 12 and 5. Their Mom keeps them well-supplied with nice, cute, clothes. When they coordinate those clothes properly, how their Mom intended, they look very nice. However, sometimes the...

A Journey to the Past

On the other side of Soldiers Summit, 10 miles past Price on Highway 6, a left turn at the Wellington Miller Chevron station and 24 miles more will take you to a unique experience. 

Finally Accepting that I Might be a Hoarder

By Casey Wood “Okay, why are we keeping this empty box?” asked my wife as we were packing our things.  We had just bought our first home, and this was our...