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American Fork

Elder Marion D. Hanks, an emeritus general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will speak at the first-ever Parley P. Pratt Missionary Memorial Fireside, Sunday, April 8, at 7 p.m. in the Alpine Tabernacle in American Fork.

Families, friends and others will gather to remember missionaries whose commitment to the gospel required them to give their lives in his service. Families from surrounding states will share pictures and memories of their sons and daughters in displays following the service. A missionary chorus will perform works by Elder Parley P. Pratt, an early member of the Quorum of the Twelve.

The public is welcome.


The latest issue of Success magazine ranks Brigham Young University's business school among the nation's best programs for business students.

BYU's Marriott School ranked 33rd on the magazine's top 50 list of "Best Entrepreneurial Business Schools."

Business schools were ranked according to the caliber of students, faculty, curriculum, community outreach, innovative programs, follow-up of graduates and reputation.

Results were tallied by an independent marketing firm.

This issue is now on newsstands. The issue is also available on-line at


Nolland Reed and Ned Hill received the "Cup of Life" trophy for their involvement in the National Donor Day Blood Drive and Organ Donation event.

The silver chalice was given to BYU by the Utah Coalition for Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation in recognition of the commitment to saving lives. The blood drive and organ donor competition pitted BYU, the University of Utah and Weber State University. This year the most blood was donated by BYU students with 79 usable units compared with the U.'s 59, and Weber State's 62 units.

The need for more blood and organ donation is still desperate. For more information contact Lance Magadan at 226-5111, or visit the Coalition Web site at

Utah County

The Utah County Republican Party will hold a meeting of its central committee to hear proposals to be considered by delegates at the regular county organizing convention.

The hearing will convene Saturday, April 7, at the Provo Municipal Council Chambers, 351 W. Center, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The public is invited, although only members of the central committee can participate in discussions and vote on proposals. the public may submit proposals in writing to any member of the central or steering committees on or before the hearing.

The county convention will be held April 28 when all cleared proposals will be voted on.


Utah Valley State College and The Turning Point/Center for Personal and Career Development is offering a variety of classes starting in April.

Classes include anger management and enhancing marriage relationships. Anger management is designed to help those with inappropriate methods of dealing with anger. The marriage relationship class if for married couples and has been designed to help couples strengthen communication skills.

Fee waivers and scaled payments are available for low income individuals. For more information on class times and locations call 764-7580.