Church To Open 36 New Missions: KSUB News Summary
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is creating new missionaries for next year. The church announced on Wednesday that it is adding thirty-six new missions to places all over the world including Africa, Europe and South America. Church officials say there has been a rise in missionaries since last year. The new missions will be open starting July 2024.
Last Day To Vote On New Cedar City Flag Design
Today is the deadline to vote for Cedar City's new flag. More than 60 submissions have been narrowed to six finalists. Those designs and a link to vote at online are at cedarcity-dot-org-slash-flag. The City Council will make a final decision on November 8th. The city flag redesign initiative is the work of Cedar City's Youth Council.
Virtual Job Fair Set For Thursday
The "now hiring" sign will be out Thursday when the Utah Department of Workforce Services hosts a virtual job fair. Nearly 50 Utah employers will be looking for workers from seasonal employment to full-time careers. Jobseekers can sign up in advance for the job fair at jobs-dot-utah-dot-gov.
No Foul Play Suspected After Man Found Dead In Canal
Police are investigating after a man died in a canal near the Jordan River. Police arrived at the scene Tuesday afternoon after the man's family called emergency services. The callers told police that the man had been biking, so they went to check on him and found his body in the canal. Police are looking into the man's death, but they say there wasn't any foul play.
That Sweet Tooth Is Costing You More
A spike in candy prices resulted in a more expensive Halloween than normal for Utah families. According to the National Retail Federation, Americans spend a whopping 12-point-two-billion dollars on Halloween candy this year. Data shows a 13-percent increase in candy prices in 2023. International factors are thought to be the root cause, including surging sugar prices due to a drought in Thailand and India. The drought also impacted the Ivory Coast, which is the world's leading cocoa producer.
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