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Alpine School District

The Alpine Board of Education is looking for a new member. Ken Sorenson, representative for Precinct No. 2, is stepping down April 30. The precinct covers all of Vineyard, Provo Canyon, Lindon, north Orem west of U-91 to 400 North and north Orem east of U-91 to 1200 North. The appointment will be for the remainder of Sorenson's term, ending January 2001. Call 756-8460 for information.BYU

Students at Brigham Young University will rub shoulders with accomplished alumni at a career fair Friday from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Wilkinson Student Center.

Students can visit it a Web site to determine which presenters they'd like to meet.

Students can also call the student-alumni network office at 378-7621 to register.

Elk Ridge

Resident Kent Anderson, a former fire chief in Alaska, has been named to the Town Council.

Anderson replaces Jerry Mason, who resigned because of a job transfer, said City Recorder Jan Davis. Mason was appointed to the position in January 1999, then elected last November.


The Timpanogos Storytelling Festival will hold auditions for storytellers from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, Thursday, April 6, and from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 8. The festival is held Aug. 31 through Sept. 2.

Those interested in auditioning should call the Orem Public Library at 801-229-7161 to schedule a 10 minute audition. Applicants should be prepared to tell all or part of the story they plan to tell at the festival and should bring a resume or biographical information and a picture of themselves.

The Timpanogos Storytelling Festival is in its 11th year and was recently featured in Time Magazine.


Mass meetings for Utah County Libertarians will be Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. at two locations. Meetings will be at 391 S. 600 West and 3400 N. Brookside Drive. Call 377-0622, 377-4222 or 356-8467 for information.

Spanish Fork

Any Donny Osmond look-alikes in Spanish Fork? If you look -- and can belt out a tune -- like the TV talk-show host then Spanish Fork Community Theater wants to see you. Auditions for "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" will be April 5-6, 7 p.m., at Spanish Fork High School, 99 N. 300 West. Callbacks will be April 8 at 9 a.m. Call 423-1927 for information.


Author and poet Carol Lynn Pearson will speak about her latest book, "Will You Still Be My Daughter?: A Fable for Our Times" at 7 p.m. Friday at the Read Leaf Bookstore, 164 S. Main.

"Will You Still Be My Daughter?" is the third fable written by Pearson and illustrated by Utah artist Kathleen Peterson.

Using two strong oak trees as the main characters, Pearson weaves a tale about the relationship between a mother and the daughter she hopes to protect from all of life's difficulties.

For more information call the bookstore at 489-1390 or toll-free 1-877-287-1332.


If you see more stories about Utah Valley State College on Channel 4 news, Barb Smith may be the reason.

Smith, a weekend anchor at KTVX, has accepted the position of alumni association president at Utah Valley State College.

Along with the appointment, she becomes a member of the school's board of trustees.

Smith earned an associate's degree in early childhood development at UVSC and a bachelor's of arts degree in communications at Brigham Young University.

She has been a member of the alumni association board of directors for the past four years.

"I enjoy serving UVSC because this college gave me the opportunity to get an education that I would not have otherwise been able to afford," Smith said.