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For 60 years, renowned artist Norman Rockwell depicted the ideals of the Boy Scouts of America in his paintings.

On Wednesday more than 30 paintings depicting Boy Scout life will be on display at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi. Paintings from Rockwell's collaborator, Joseph Csatari, and other artists are included. The Boy Scouts gave Rockwell its highest award, the Silver Buffalo, for his work. The special showing will be from noon to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in The Barn, just west of the dinosaur museum.

Lehi is one of 15 cities across the nation to host the display, event chairman Stan Miller said. Thanksgiving Point is working with the Utah National Parks Council and Boy Scouts of America to bring the art to Lehi.

"This is the first time since 1984 any original Rockwell art has been shown in Utah Valley," he said.

The theme is Duty to God and Country. Groups wanting to view the art should call Leah Overson, 373-4185 to make arrangements.


Police have identified the man killed in a police-related shooting Friday as Karim Contreras Diaz, 25, Provo.

Police say Diaz had never been arrested in Orem, but had a history of arrests in Provo and throughout Utah County for theft, vehicle burglary, possession of stolen property and assorted drug charges stemming back to 1996.

Diaz died following an exchange of gunfire in what police believe was an auto burglary in progress at 50 W. 800 North in Orem.

Police responding to a suspicious activity call said Diaz took off in a stolen truck, driving across lawns, through a parking lot and back to the same area. As Diaz left the truck, police said he drew a small-caliber handgun and fired at officers.

Officer Jim Flygare was hit in the left shoulder. Flygare returned fire, killing Diaz.

Flygare was treated for a superficial gunshot wound at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center then released. The Utah County Sheriff's Office is investigating the shooting and will give its report to the Utah County Attorney's Office, which will determine if charges are warranted.


The Provo High School Symphonic Orchestra will present a free concert featuring the top young instrumental and vocal artists from Provo High Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m., in the Provo High School Auditorium.

For more information call 373-6550 ex. 223.

Utah County

The Utah Department of Transportation is seeking public comment regarding the Geneva Road corridor from Center Street in Provo to State Street in Pleasant Grove.

The public is invited to an open house Jan. 24, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Mountainland Advance Technology Center, 987 S. Geneva Road, Provo.

The meeting is part of a year-long environmental study process that will serve to identify potential improvements, alternatives and impacts to residents and businesses along the road.

For more information, contact Shane Marshall of UDOT at 801-227-8062.


The Wee Care Center is now open at Utah Valley State College.

Wee Care is a child-care service for low-income parents who are attending UVSC, Mountainland Applied Technology College or Turning Point classes. The center is in a renovated home at 1140 S. 400 West. The center provides care for children from 6 weeks to 4 years old.

For more information, call 863-7503.