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Timelines are Great Tools for Genealogists

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Using timelines can help you see a family in the context of itself and history and timelines can help you assure accuracy by sorting out families that have similar names and dates. There are personal timelines for individuals, family timelines for a...

Intern Highlight

By Tori Snell For My Story MattersMy Story Matter relies heavily on interns. They are such a integral part of our success. We love and appreciate all they do to help us with our mission. This month we wanted to highlight our incredible intern...

Payson Civic Chorale to perform in Carnegie Hall

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Conductor David C. Dahlquist has chosen two humanitarian choral works with which to make his Carnegie Hall conducting debut. On Tuesday, May 28, he will direct the Payson Civic Chorale, which he founded in 1981, in Let Us Now Praise...

Disabled Air Force Veteran from Spanish Fork heals through competitive sports, hopes others will, too

SPANISH FORK, Ut. — From a young age, Joshua Smith always loved playing sports and being physically active. This way of life followed him through a 13-year career in the United States Air Force where he earned the rank of Technical Sergeant....

ALA students excel at ASL competition

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By Jaylin Rogers On April 13, students from Mrs. Rogers American Sign Language classes at American Leadership Academy drove up to West High School in SLC where the annual State ASL Competition was held this year....

Ryan Mortgage Payson Chamber Business of the Month

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Ryan Mortgage Company began in Payson in 2007. Owner and CEO, John Ryan, has 30+ years in the mortgage industry. The second owner and President, Ryan Devenish, has been with the company since the start and is frequently involved in many community events and...

NBA champion Mark Madsen named the new men’s basketball head coach at UVU

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By Jason Erickson Two-time NBA champion, former Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach, and former Stanford University basketball star Mark Madsen was officially named the men’s basketball head coach at Utah Valley University, becoming just the third coach for men’s...

Nebo teacher wins prestigious Huntsman Award

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Nebo School District's Mr. Jared Massic, welding teacher at Maple Mountain High School, was surprised in front of his welding students by Karen Huntsman and Jennifer Parkin with the prestigious honor of being awarded the Huntsman Award for Excellence in Education. Previous students and their...

Crabby’s To Go: Diner-Style Burgers and Mexican Favorites in Santaquin

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By Amy BairdWhen you hear Crabby’s you might think of seafood; however, this Crabby’s is not fishy. They have authentic diner-style burgers and Mexican food. Plus it is all fresh, made to order and pretty delicious. So if...

Utah Elks partner with Warrior Tales to honor local veteran

By Robert Pagnani The Utah Elks Veterans Programs along with Warriors Tales interviewed WWII Army Veteran DeVearl Decker, U.S. Army and submitted his military career to Library of Congress. Please note that he received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.