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AMERICAN FORK

The story of Jewish immigrants in New York around the 1900s will be acted out in "Rags," sponsored by the American Fork Arts Council.The play will run June 24-26, June 28 and July 1, 2, 3 and 5 beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday productions include a barbecue dinner. Tickets are $5 in advance and $8 at the door. Thursday tickets including the dinner are $10 advance sales only. Tickets are available at the American Fork Fitness Center, 454 N. Center, from cast members or at 763-3081.

LEHI

The Legacy of Living Art, a pageant where famous sculptures and paintings are recreated on stage, opens June 29. This year the show will concentrate on Utah artists, past and present. Artists will include Minerva Teichert, Dennis Smith and Liz Lemon.

Tickets can be purchased at the Lehi Library and at the door for $10, or $8 for groups of eight or more. Performances are at Lehi High School and will run at 8 p.m. daily until July 3.

LINDON

Clean up your act, Lindon. That was the message delivered by Brad Mertz, sector manager for BFI, which contracts with the city for garbage pick-up, at a recent City Council meeting. Mertz said Lindon residents are the "worst in the county" at overfilling their garbage cans.

Because of the overflow, drivers spend time picking up waste that falls onto the ground. As a result, labor costs have risen. BFI is requesting a 13-cent increase per Lindon customer per month for garbage removal. Residents should close the lids on their containers, Mertz said. He added that no grass clippings or construction debris should be placed in garbage cans. Weight of the cans should not exceed 200 pounds.

MAPLETON

An historic home in the middle of the city park will be the topic of discussion at a work meeting preceding the City Council meeting on Tuesday.

The historic Bird Home is now a museum and the Mapleton Heritage Museum Corp. has asked to take it over. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 35 E. Maple St. The City Council meeting will follow at 7 p.m.

OREM

A member of the rodeo team at Utah Valley State College has been ranked the No. 1 bull rider in the nation by the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. Levan native Casey Shepherd will compete at the national finals in June in Wyoming.

"I bull ride for the rush it gives me," he said. "I grew up in the sport. It's the only thing I really enjoy doing." Shepherd is in the welding program at UVSC.

PROVO

The recently closed Foothill Athletic Club, 4303 N. Foothill Dr., will be razed in favor of housing. The City Council has approved a residential zone for the 14-acre site.

Squaw Peak Investments intends to build duplexes and fourplexes on the property, totaling 43 units. Some residents in the upscale neighborhood opposed the development, saying it didn't fit in with the area. Others wanted the city to buy and run the perennial money-losing club.

SPANISH FORK

An abbreviated version of the play "Alice in Wonderland" is being sponsored by the local arts council.

Residents between ages 6 and 18 who want to participate may sign up on Monday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Spanish Fork High School Little Theater. The play will be performed during the Arts Festival, June 21-26, under the direction of Anna Murdock. Fee is $10 and includes a T-shirt. Scholarships are available. For information, contact Karen Payne at 798-8527.

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