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LEHI

The Lehi Round-up Rodeo kicks off Sunday with a Concert in the Park at 7 p.m. The free event will be held at Wines Park on 500 N. Center. For more information contact Beverly Wilson at 768-8844.Beginning Monday, admission to the Hutchings Museum is free as part of the Lehi celebration. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

MAPLETON

Asserting one can never own too much water, the City Council has agreed to buy nearly 117 acre feet of potable water rights from a private owner for nearly $200,000. But Jeril Wilson said he wanted to make sure that the city's $1,700 per acre foot offer was fair before he went ahead with the deal. The well is near 1400 South and 1600 East.

The city charges developers $3,000 per acre foot for water when they develop in Mapleton but don't have water rights in the city. That price is based on a Central Utah Project contract. The city has plenty of water, City Administrator Keith Morey said, but in the future it may be able to lease out its water. "If you can bank it, it's not a bad decision," he said.

PAYSON

Mayor Gordon Taylor broke a tie vote to approve a zone change on Main Street from residential to commercial. The vote was 2-2 with Councilmen Bernell Evans and Jim Griffen dissenting and Councilman Duane Frisby absent. "I'll break the tie in favor," Taylor said.

Most residents spoke in favor of the zone change for the Larry Coleman property about 500 N. Main St. near the Payson Market, asserting the street just off I-15 was destined as a commercial area.

PROVO

Utah County Republican Women will host a membership drive garden party at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 19, at the Richard and Joanne Losee home, 3923 Riverwood Dr.

U.S. Sens. Orrin Hatch and Bob Bennett, Gov. Mike Leavitt and U.S. Rep. Chris Cannon are expected to attend. There will be a receiving line, buffet, fashion show and entertainment.There is no admission charge. For more information, call Bonnie Payne at 785-4388 or Millie Ashby at 226-1784.

SPANISH FORK

Eight south Utah County cities have gone in together to buy a chip spreader and paint striper for road projects.

The chip spreader costs $92,670 and the paint striper $60,000. The costs will be divided among the cities based on population. The cities are Spanish Fork, Salem, Springville, Mapleton, Payson, Goshen and Elk Ridge. The 10-year agreement becomes effective July 1 and continues a cooperative arrangement between the cities that has been going on about four years, officials say.

SPRINGVILLE

The Nevada-Utah Conference of Seventh-day Adventist Junior Camp will be held June 29-July 4 in Hobblecreek Canyon.

Designed for ages 10-15, the camp will offer programs in archery, braiding, crafts, golf, group games, hiking, leather crafts and swimming. The camp is open to every child, regardless of religious affiliation. Cost for the event is $125 for the week, which includes all activities. For more information about the camp, call the Provo Seventh-day Adventist Church, 374-2978.

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