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Alpine schools

Alpine School District is preparing to select an architect for proposed construction projects paid for with money from a $200 million bond approved by voters last year.

The Board of Education will meet Tuesday at 6 p.m. at district headquarters, 575 N. 100 East in American Fork, to discuss the planned schools.

The buildings are being constructed to ease overcrowding in the 48,000-student district, which expects to enroll an additional 10,000 new students in the next decade.


Brigham Young University President Merrill J. Bateman and his wife, Marilyn, will speak at a university devotional Jan. 8 at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center.

The devotional will be broadcast live on KBYU Channel 11, the BYU-TV satellite network, KBYU FM 89.1, and will also be Webcast at broadcasting.byu.edu. It will be rebroadcast Jan. 13 on KBYU-TV at 6 and 11 a.m., BYU-TV at 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. and FM 98.1 at 8 p.m.

Prior to becoming president of BYU Jan. 1, 1996, Bateman served as the Presiding Bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


Olympic planners say Provo residents who attend hockey games at the Peaks Ice Arena should set aside 90 minutes for the trip.

That includes a 45-minute drive to the park-and-ride lot at Lavell Edwards Stadium, a shuttle bus ride from the stadium to the venue and a short walk to the arena.

Then, spectators will have a 30-minute bag check before they can find their seats. The last 15 minutes are for potential traffic congestion or other delays.

Utah County

United Way of Utah County will receive $118,325 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in Utah Valley.

The selection was made by a national board chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from The Salvation Army, American Red Cross, Council of Jewish Federations, Catholic Charities USA, National Council of Churches Christ in the USA, and United Way of America.

A local board will determine how the funds are distributed. Qualifying organizations are urged to apply. For more information. call Bill Hulterstrom 374-2588.


A scholarship at Utah Valley State College has been established in honor of Lehi Officer Joseph Dan Adams, who was killed on duty in August.

The Joseph Dan Adams Scholarship was established by Adams' wife, Cydney, to help potential officers start classes at UVSC's law-enforcement academy.

Provo resident Marvin Barlow is the first to receive the scholarship.

Recipients are chosen by the director of the academy, department chairman of the UVSC legal studies department and two members of Adams' family.

Call 222-8896 for more information.

Woodland Hills

Residents will get a new booster station to enhance their water supply, but first the City Council has to buy the land for it, Mayor Nile Jensen said.

The City Council on Wednesday approved a $349,000 contract with H.E. Davis and Sons with a contingency that the land for the machinery has to be purchased first. The council also approved a draft agreement to slice off a quarter acre from land next to the present booster station for $13,500, Jensen said. The price was based on comparable sales on a square foot basis, he said. Most Woodland Hills building lots range from one to two acres.

The booster station is needed to more quickly refill the city water tanks on top of Loafer Mountain.