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Alpine schools

Special Olympics athlete Jordan Adams received a special gift from his fellow classmates and teachers at Timpanogos High School Friday. The student body and faculty presented him with a check for $2,500.

The monetary gift was earned through a spirited "Penny Wars" competition to help Adams travel to Ireland to participate in the 2003 Special Olympics World Summer Games in June.

Through the "Penny Wars" — where the faculty joined the sophomore, junior and senior classes in a competition to see which group could collect the most pennies — they raised $3,621.01. Money in excess of the gift to Adams will go to the school's Special Olympics team.

Adams is working to raise $5,000 to attend the World Games that will run June 20-29. For more information, call Charlene Johnson at 301-0242 or Theron Murphy at 223-3120 ext. 105.

Spanish Fork

An amendment to the recently passed Main Street parking ordinance will come before the City Council on Tuesday.

The ordinance limits parking in the Main Street business district to three hours. The council imposed the ordinance to reduce the number of cars being parked there for the sole purpose of advertising them for sale.

The proposed amendment would lift similar parking restrictions on the half-blocks of crossing streets.

The meeting starts at 6 p.m. in City Hall, 40 S. Main.

Provo schools

The Provo High Chess Team finished 13th in the nation at the National Chess Tournament held in Columbus, Ohio, March 21-23.

Luis Elguera, Matthew Gibson, Anguteeraq Matheussen, B.J. Nordgren, Christopher Schuler, Joseph Seely, Ezequiel Silva and Taylor Wilcox made up the team competing in the Under 1500 category. Other Provo students participating in individual competitions included Matt Hillery in the Under 1500 category and Paul Wilcox in the Under 900 category.

More than 1,300 teams competed in the national tournament.

Cedar Hills

Ground will be broken this month for the first building in the Lexington Heights campus, Cedar Hill's first commercial development project.

Lexington Heights is located near the intersection of Cedar Hills Drive and 4600 West.

City officials say the building will be an assisted senior living center for a commercial district designed to bring professional services closer to the north Utah County community.

The center will provide housing and care for 64 residents. Occupancy is scheduled for October 2003.

Other professionals in the adjacent buildings will include dentists and financial and legal experts.

Orem

The Central Utah Water Conservancy District headquarters building, which has stood since 1968, is being replaced.

The building will be razed once a new 13,000-square-foot structure is completed, Assistant Manager Gene Shawcroft said. The contract to build the new structure and tear down the old one went to Tingey Construction of Centerville for $1.64 million. The cost could go up by $10,300 depending on how the city wants area fire hydrants placed.

The new headquarters, with an enlarged records room, will be attached to the district's engineering building. The lobby, restroom space and board room will also be enlarged, he said.

The existing building does not meet current seismic standards and retrofitting would be too costly, Shawcroft said.

Alpine schools

Special Olympics athlete Jordan Adams received a special gift from his fellow classmates and teachers at Timpanogos High School Friday. The student body and faculty presented him with a check for $2,500.

The monetary gift was earned through a spirited "Penny Wars" competition to help Adams travel to Ireland to participate in the 2003 Special Olympics World Summer Games in June.

Through the "Penny Wars" — where the faculty joined the sophomore, junior and senior classes in a competition to see which group could collect the most pennies — they raised $3,621.01. Money in excess of the gift to Adams will go to the school's Special Olympics team.

Adams is working to raise $5,000 to attend the World Games that will run June 20-29. For more information, call Charlene Johnson at 301-0242 or Theron Murphy at 223-3120 ext. 105.

Spanish Fork

An amendment to the recently passed Main Street parking ordinance will come before the City Council on Tuesday.

The ordinance limits parking in the Main Street business district to three hours. The council imposed the ordinance to reduce the number of cars being parked there for the sole purpose of advertising them for sale.

The proposed amendment would lift similar parking restrictions on the half-blocks of crossing streets.

The meeting starts at 6 p.m. in City Hall, 40 S. Main.

Provo schools

The Provo High Chess Team finished 13th in the nation at the National Chess Tournament held in Columbus, Ohio, March 21-23.

Luis Elguera, Matthew Gibson, Anguteeraq Matheussen, B.J. Nordgren, Christopher Schuler, Joseph Seely, Ezequiel Silva and Taylor Wilcox made up the team competing in the Under 1500 category. Other Provo students participating in individual competitions included Matt Hillery in the Under 1500 category and Paul Wilcox in the Under 900 category.

More than 1,300 teams competed in the national tournament.

Cedar Hills

Ground will be broken this month for the first building in the Lexington Heights campus, Cedar Hill's first commercial development project.

Lexington Heights is located near the intersection of Cedar Hills Drive and 4600 West.

City officials say the building will be an assisted senior living center for a commercial district designed to bring professional services closer to the north Utah County community.

The center will provide housing and care for 64 residents. Occupancy is scheduled for October 2003.

Other professionals in the adjacent buildings will include dentists and financial and legal experts.

Orem

The Central Utah Water Conservancy District headquarters building, which has stood since 1968, is being replaced.

The building will be razed once a new 13,000-square-foot structure is completed, Assistant Manager Gene Shawcroft said. The contract to build the new structure and tear down the old one went to Tingey Construction of Centerville for $1.64 million. The cost could go up by $10,300 depending on how the city wants area fire hydrants placed.

The new headquarters, with an enlarged records room, will be attached to the district's engineering building. The lobby, restroom space and board room will also be enlarged, he said.

The existing building does not meet current seismic standards and retrofitting would be too costly, Shawcroft said.