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A survey to determine how local residents will use the nearly 100-acre park near the Utah State Developmental Center will be conducted in April. Landscape architect Sumner Swaner's office is preparing the survey, which is preliminary to designing the park.Residents will be asked if they would like picnic areas, group-use areas and trails designed into the plans. Volunteers, including Boy Scouts, are expected to take the communitywide survey to residents. Public hearings will also gauge interest in what people would like to see in the park. To volunteer to help in the survey call Swaner's office at 467-0067.


The Highland City Youth Council will sponsor the annual Easter egg hunt, to be held Saturday, April 3, 12:30 p.m., at the Highland Heritage Park.

All children through age 12 are invited to participate. For more information call 756-5751.

OREM Mountain View High School will present William Shakespeare's comedy, "As You Like It," April 1,2,3 and 5 at 7 p.m. Under the direction of Nathan Criman, the production will be at the high school, 645 W. Center St.

Tickets are $4 for general seating; $1 for children under 11; family pass is offered for $12. A Lady's Night pass for women is $3 for general seating at the gate for the Saturday show. For more information call the high school at 227-8759.


Charmaine Childs, city recorder for the past 12 years, has resigned to pursue work in the private sector.

Child's resignation was announced in a briefing prior to a City Council meeting earlier this month. She was the first female city recorder for Pleasant Grove. Amanda Fraughton is serving as acting city recorder.


Provo School District's Board of Education will vote at 5 p.m. Tuesday to pursue a $2.26 million leeway in a May 4 special election.

Funds would be used for a districtwide program that would require students to prove academic proficiency before advancing grade levels. The cost to taxpayers would be about $50 yearly on a $100,000 home.


The Utah Parent Center, a private nonprofit organization, will hold a 7 p.m. workshop for parents of disabled children Thursday, April 8, at Mt. Loafer Elementary School, 1025 S. 250 West.

The workshop will focus on helping parents and schools better serve children with special educational needs. For more information, call Carolyn Davis at 423-2705.


The monthly membership dinner for the local senior citizens group will be Friday, April 2. As many as 450 members are expected to attend, said director Joyce Webb.

The senior center at 167 W. Center also has regular programs for seniors, including daily activities, such as line dancing or giving volunteer service. The center is open year round, except for July. Members must be at least 60 years old. The annual membership fee is $10 a year, which includes the monthly dinners or $6 a year without the dinners.


The City Council is expected to approve the appointment of Dean Olsen to serve as the Springville City Justice Court Judge. Olsen would succeed William (Bill) Thomas Duncan, who served for nearly 13 years in that post before his death Feb. 5.

Got news? Call the Deseret News Utah County Bureau at 437-7600 or fax your information to 437-7624.