Apple Crunch

Third grade students at Canyon Elementary School in Spanish Fork learn about apples, farms and nutrition with the Utah County Health Department and Utah Farm Bureau Federation.

Local students learn about the importance of apples

Third grade students at Canyon Elementary School in Spanish Fork ‘crunched’ into Utah-grown apples while participating in an event to highlight proper nutrition with the Utah County Health Department and Utah Farm Bureau Federation.

Similar activities were also done at Art City and Cherry Creek elementary schools in Springville, with assistance from BYU community health students.

As part of the month-long celebration of National Farm to School Month and National School Lunch Week, the two groups partnered with the Utah State Board of Education to put on an “Apple Crunch” activity.

Students learned about the conditions needed for growing apples and the steps farmers take to grow the popular food. In addition to learning about the economic and cultural importance of local agriculture, county Health Department employees shared messages of healthy eating and a balanced diet.

For more information on Farm to School month, visit, or visit to connect with local growers.

Author Jennifer Jenkins to speak at Provo Library

The Provo City Library’s AuthorLink Series presents Jennifer Jenkins, author of the Nameless trilogy, at 7 p.m Tuesday.

Jenkins visits the library for the launch of “Fearless,” the final book in her Nameless trilogy. In this young adult fantasy series, four neighboring clans have spent centuries jockeying for power. When Zo and Gryphon, teenagers from rival clans, join forces, they risk their lives in a final battle for peace.

Jenkins presentation will include a presentation, Q&A, and book signing in the Bullock Room, No. 309. Books will be available for purchase at the event courtesy of The King’s English Bookshop. This is a free event; no tickets are required.

Dr. Kathie Allen to speak at Demecratic Women event

Dr. Kathie Allen, candidate for Utah’s 3rd Congressional District, will be speaking at this month’s Democratic Women of Utah County meeting.

The dinner meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Old Spaghetti Factory, 575 E. University Parkway, Orem. The cost is $15 per person. All interested community members are invited to attend.

To RSVP or for more information, contact Kathy Vegge at (801) 687-1783.

‘Pizza with a Purpose’ nears 1M meal donations

Malawi’s Pizza is nearing the 1 million milestone in its unique meal-for-meal exchange program that delivers one meal to a child in Malawi for every meal sold.

The Malawi’s “Journey to a Million Meals” recently announced that it has donated 985,237 meals. Company officials expect one of their franchises in Virginia, Utah and Texas to ring up the 1 millionth sale within a few weeks.

Under this program, the company delivers nutrient-dense meals to children and their families in Malawi. The company buys local maize that is then blended with vitamins and nutrients and delivered to villages throughout the country.

‘Rarely Seen’ exhibition to open at The Attic in Provo

Provo City Library visitors will get to experience some of the world’s most astounding phenomena in the new National Geographic exhibition, “Rarely Seen.” In this exhibition of visual wonders, National Geographic reveals a world very few have the chance to see for themselves.

The exhibition, inspired by the book, “National Geographic Rarely Seen: Photographs of the Extraordinary,” features 50 striking images shot by some of the world’s finest photographers of places, events, natural phenomena, and man-made heirlooms seldom seen by human eyes.

This exhibit will open on Oct. 16 and will remain open until Dec. 29. Venue hours are Monday through Friday from 3:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. The Attic at Academy Square is located on the fourth floor of the Provo City Library, accessible only by elevator.

New positions appointed by Nebo School District

With the retirement of Dwight Liddiard, the Nebo School Board of Education appointed Ryan Kay as the human resource coordinator for Nebo School District.

Kay has been the principal for Park Elementary for the past four years. He taught kindergarten at Brockbank and Mapleton elementary schools in the district and at Foothills Elementary in Jordan School District. He has worked in education for 15 years.

Lindsey Hughes has been appointed as the principal of Park Elementary.

Hughes is a Title I coordinator at Barnett Elementary and was a facilitator at Spring Lake Elementary. She taught sixth and fifth grades at East Meadows for eight years.

Provo Bicycle Collective gets new partners

The Provo Bicycle Collective recently announced new partnerships with Deseret Industries and the BYU English Learning Center.

Through these partnerships, the Provo Bicycle Collective will work with these organizations to recommend individuals to receive a goodwill bike, a free bicycle that has been refurbished by volunteers.

In 2016, the Provo Bicycle Collective gave away 1,436 goodwill bikes.

Those interested in donating, volunteering or learning more can do so at

Shelby Slade is a reporter for the Daily Herald who covers crime and the southern part of Utah County.

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