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UVU celebrates 80 years of training and educating

In 1941, prior to the U.S. entering World War II, a new opportunity opened up for college-age students seeking vocational opportunities in Utah County. It was known then as the Central Utah Vocational School. In 1945, the State of Utah through Senate Bill 77 took ownership of the school. For ...

Moving Dixon Middle School offers advantages, school board members say

Dixon Middle School in Provo was built in 1931, and its 90-year presence in the downtown area of Provo has made it one of the historical icons of the city. However, just like many other old buildings, it needs either a substantial renovation or a complete rebuild. Concerns of asbestos, ...

Monday Close-up: Dancers help with life’s calamities

There is no shortage of dance studios in Utah County, but one studio does more than teach and showcase dancers. The Kalamity team dances for a cause, helping many people in Utah and delivering a message of service, self-love and of course, dance. Tia Stokes, who grew up in St. George and now ...

LDS Church, President Nelson preach refining spiritual self-reliance

Since the very first beginnings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1830, European converts were streaming into American strongholds of the church, including Kirkland, Ohio; Independence, Missouri; Nauvoo, Illinois; and onward to Salt Lake City. They came because of faith ...

Self-reliance in a world of want and upheaval

In the Old Testament telling of the story of Adam and Eve in the book of Genesis, we learn they lived in a beautiful garden, called Eden. They wanted for nothing. The ground gave off mists that watered and produced food spontaneously for them to eat. The Bible says that after the couple were ...

Annual summit preaches suicide prevention to faith leaders

Shayla Slaymaker lost two brothers to suicide. Her little brother died by suicide in 2013. Her older brother took his life three years later. “I had come home after running errands for my upcoming wedding and I couldn't find my little brother. I thought he was just out with his friends,” ...

Church courses, Employment Services promote temporal self-reliance

Personal agency is one of the greatest gifts of God, according to Presiding Bishop Gerald Causse of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “It is crucial for our earthly progress and our eternal salvation,” Bishop Causse said in a July 2018 Ensign magazine article. “By ...

Global church welfare program focuses on service, self-reliance

The year was 1936 and many in the United States, including members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, were struggling amid the Great Depression. “There was obviously a great need,” said Gordon Carmen, the director of production and distribution in the church’s Welfare ...

Relief reported after treatment for peripheral artery disease

Ralph Wright was having numbness and swelling in his legs. The muscles were so weak, he could barely walk. “I was having a lot of trouble walking and I was also having a lot of pain,” said the 91-year-old Bountiful resident. “I had been diagnosed earlier with peripheral neuropathy and ...