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Benefit Dinner and Dance for Katie Powell Winn

On Feb. 15 at the Huntington Elementary a fund raising Spaghetti Dinner will be held in the cafeteria from 5-8 p.m. Dance in the gymnasium to follow dinner, music by Val Jensen band.

Valentine's Carnival

At Huntington Elementary on Feb. 14 from 5-8 p.m. Fun and games. Everyone Welcome.

Utah RSVP

Retired & Senior Volunteer Prorgam we need you! If you are 55 or older and have time to serve your community call now. We are looking for seniors who would like to go to the schools and help with students. We are looking for seniors who would like to crochet booties and hats for babies in our hospitals. If you have time on your hands, even an hour a week we can use you. Call Laurie or Betty at RSVP 381-2765. Our hours are Tues.-Thurs. 11a.m.-3 p.m.

Museum Exhibit

River historian and author Roy Webb will be speaking at 6 p.m., Feb. 7 at the John Wesley Powell Museum. Utilizing slides, Webb will highlight the Green River in this presentation in conjunction with the "Moving Waters" exhibit now at the museum. This event is free and open to the public, and is a presentation of the Utah Humanities Council Speakers Bureau. Contact the Museum, 885 East Main in Green River or call 435-564-3427 for more information.

Camp Dale DUP

Camp Dale DUP will meet at the Senior Center in Castle Dale on Feb. 10 at 1 p.m.

Museum of Church History and Art

New exhibit: Primary Makes Me Happy: A Celebration of 125 Years of Primary. Museum hours: Mon.-Fri.-9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat., Sun. and most holidays-10 a.m.-7 p.m. For more information call 801-240-3310.

Scholarship Application Deadlines

University of Utah, Utah State University, Utah Valley State College and Weber State University - Feb. 1. Brigham Young Univerisity and BYU Idaho (Ricks College) - Feb. 15. College of Eastern Utah, Dixie State College, Salt Lake Community College, Snow College and Snow College South - Mar. 1. LDS Business College - Mar. 15. Stevens-Henegar Business College - Apr. 15. Westminster College is open and Applied Technology Centers varies.

Scout and Cub Leaders

Attention Scout and Cub Scout leaders! Roundtable will be held on Feb. 13 at the Castle Dale Stake Center at 7:30 p.m. Please make arrangements to attend.

Utah Symphony and Opera at Local Schools

Apprentice Artists will be performing during the week of Feb.10-14. Ferron Elementary, Feb. 10, Huntington Elementary, Feb. 11, and Castle Dale Elementary, Feb. 13. Workshops will follow the performances at Ferron and Huntington Elementaries. On Feb. 12, the Apprentice Artists will perform at Emery High and at Canyon View Junior High on Feb. 14. The five day residency will culminate in a free public concert on Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Emery High Auditorium.

Miss Emery County Scholarship Pageant

Miss Emery County Scholarship Pageant is now seeking girls, ages 17-24, interested in participating. Call Natalie Blackwell, 384-3184 or Sabrina Ungerman 687-2624 to sign up. Workshops begin March 1.

Huntington DUP

Huntington DUP will meet on Feb. 13 at 1 p.m. at the Huntington Senior Center for a special Valentine meeting.

Town Meeting

Four Corners Community Behavioral Health will be holding its annual town meeting on Feb. 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the Castle Dale Senior Center. Information will be given regarding services provided to the community by the center, a chance to meet the staff and a chance to provide input of concerns and suggestions to make the services better.

Annual Republican Lincoln Day Dinner

The annual republican Lincoln Day dinner will be held Feb. 8 at 6 p.m. at the Ferron Senior Citizens Center. Tickets should be purchased from your local republican precinct chairman or vice chairman, republican county elected officials, county commissioners, or call Tony Condor 384-2470, Connie Gilbert 687-9261 or Elaine Hatch 687-2229. Speakers for the evening will be Bradley Johnson and Mel Brown.

Religious Poems Sought

The Bards of Burbank is offering a cash grand prize in their religious competition 2003 free to everyone. The deadline for entering is Feb. 15. To enter, send one poem 21 lines or less: Free Poetry Contest, PMB250, 2219 W Olive Ave. , Burbank, CA 91506, you may enter on-line at www.freecontest.com.

Unemployment Insurance Extension

On Jan. 8 President Bush signed a bill extending Unemployment Insurance benefits through May 31. This new extension does not grant additional weeks for individuals who have exhausted their Temporary Extended Unemployment Compensation eligibility. To file for unemployment benefits, phone 1-888-848-0688. Claimants can also file for benefits on-line at jobs.utah.gov.

Firefighter Web Site

American Firefighter Today is an online news and information publication developed for firefighters and rescue personnel. Visitors to www.americanfirefightertoday.com may explore the site for one month free.

Uncle Sam Anwers Everyday Questions

Get the information you need from the new Federal Citizen Information Center, formerly the Federal Consumer Information Center. When you need information on the programs, services and benefits of the federal government, just call 1-800-333-4636 or visit www.FirstGov.gov and get the answers you can trust.

Orangeville City Dog Licenses

Orangeville City dog licenses are due by Feb. 28. Rabies clinic will be held at Orangeville City fire station on Feb. 22 from 9 a.m to noon. Licenses obtained after Feb. 28 will be assessed a late fee.

Gina Bachauer International Amateur Piano Competition

Competition will be held June 16-21, 2003 at the Assembly Hall on Temple Square with the Bachauer International Piano Festival preceding it June 7-14. Applications due Feb. 1 and include a recorded audition. Applicants must be 33 or older and not derive their principal income from as professional musicians. For more information, visit www.bachauer.com or call (801) 297-4250.

2003 Domestic Challenge!

The domestic Challenge is a 90-day competition geared to helping homemakers across the state of Utah organize their domestic responsibilities. Participants email The Organize Enterprise at Orgenterprise@aol.com to request a copy of the rules for the competition and the 10 strategies for organized living. Participants implement the 10 strategies for 90 days, taking before and after pictures and writing before and after essays. There will be five categories raging from already organized to desperately disorganized and a winner will be selected from each category. There wil be no cost involved for the participants or obligations of any kind. For further information, contact The Organize Enterprise at Orgenterprise@aol.com.

Wilderness First Responder Course Offered

Canyonlands Field Institute is offering a Wilderness Advanced First Aid course Feb. 13-17, 2003 in Moab. Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS (WMI) will provide the instruction. The five day course focuses on stabilization, treatment and evacuation guidelines of patients in backcountry environments and includes CPR training. For more information please call 435-259-7750 or visit www.canyonlandsfieldinst.org

Cancer and Treatment Information

Intermountain Health Care has introduced an online resource center for information about cancer and the treatment of cancer. Log on to www.ihc.com and click on the IHC Cancer Services link.

Progress Photos

The Emery County Progress is requesting everyone who has brought in photos to be used in the newspaper to pick up those photos. The hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Foster Care Families

The Utah Foster Care Foundation is encouraging Utahns to strengthen families by becoming foster parents. For more information call 1-877-505-KIDS or log on to the website at www.utahfostercare.org.

Ballet Repertory Ensemble

BYU Ballroom Dance Co. , Feb. 8, 2003, CEU BDAC, 7:30 p.m.: PACY Children's Play, FEB. 21, 2003, place TBA at 7 p.m.: Tribute to Broadway, Feb. 28-Mar. 1, 2003, CEU Geary Theater of Student Center at 7:30 p.m.: annual Spring concert, Apr. 24-26, 2003, classical dance forms, Apr. 25-28, 2003, contemporary dance forms, CEU Geary Theater at 7:30 p.m..

AARP Utah Seeks Volunteers to Prepare Tax Returns

AARP Tax-Aide, the nation's largest, free, volunteer run tax counseling and prepartation service is seeking volunteers of all ages who want to learn tax law and prepare tax returns for taxpayers of low-to-moderate income, with special attention to those over 60. Call toll-free 1-888-227-7669. When prompted, select Tax-Aide program and the select Volunteer Recruitment program. Leave your name and number. You will be contacted by a Utah Tax-Aide volunteer.

H.E.A.T. Progam

Do you pay your own heating costs? Need help with your heating bill? Get in touch with H.E.A.T. You must meet certain income qualifications and will need to provide proof of income and expenses. Apply Nov. 1 to Mar. 29, 2003 at the Emery County Community Center, 40 South Center, Castle Dale. Call 381-5410 for an appointment.

Schedule for Know your Religion Lecture Series

Price

150 South 500 East

Chairperson, Anthony Beals

435-637-4432

Programs are on Thursdays and begin at 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 20, Jeffrey W. Marsh: Plain and Precious Truths Restored--Understanding and Using the Joseph Smith Translation

Mar. 13, Joseph F. McConkie: Temple Symbolism

Apr. 10, David E. Bokovoy: One Eternal Round: A Survey of God's Plan of Happiness

Registration codes for this series: 23659-03: adult season pass, 23659-04student season pass

Huntington

Huntington Stake Center

11 East 200 North

Programs are on Fridays and begin at 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 21, Jeffrey W. Marsh: Parable of the Latter Days

Mar. 14, Joseph F. McConkie: The Three Pillars of Eternity

Apr. 11, David E. Bokovoy: Modern Revelation and the Ancient World

Registration codes for this series: 23659-03adult season pass,23659-04 student season

American Heritage Education Foundation

Our American Heritage Education Foundation is launching a nationwide effort to place fact-based historical information on the Vietnam War era in high schools.

High school or college educators need only to provide their name, phone, details of their course including student load, as well as a physical mailing address to receive a free package of materials. Included are VHS tapes, DVD set, a CD-rom, and a bound Educator Guide. E-mail requests to chairman@ourvaluescount.com. To find out more, call Kate at 1-800-536-5920.

Epilepsy Foundation Need for Awareness

Epilepsy is among the most common neurological conditions of childhood. Yet young people and their families often find that age-old stereotypes and misconceptions about it can be more difficult to cope with than the disorder itself. To provide support and information, the Foundation offers a toll free number, 1-800-338-1000 or visit the website at www.epilepsyfoundation.org.

Power Wheelchairs

The Three Wishes Program makes available to Senior Citizens (65 years old and up) and the permanently disabled, power wheelchairs at no cost to the recipient, if they qualify. The wheelchairs are provided to those who cannot walk and cannot self-propel a manual wheelchair in their home, and who meet the additional guidelines of the program. No deposit required. 1-800-451-0971 for more information or to see if you qualify.

Utah Arts Council Will Speak

Members of the Utah Arts Council's Board of Directors are available to speak to local groups about the importance of utilizing economic tools found in the arts to strengthen Utah communities. If your group is interested in learning more about how the arts are important to economic prosperity, contact Jerald Holyoak, 801-328-5047, or the Utah Arts Council at 801-236-7552 for more information.

Consumer Information Catalog

A new Consumer Information Catalog is available at no cost. This catalog contains a variety of information to help save you money and answer your questions. It can be obtained by calling 1-888-8PUEBLO, that's 1-888-878-3256, weekdays 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET., or visit www.pueblo.gsa.gov to order.

U.S.D.A. Website for Those Needing Hay

USDA has developed an internet website for producers of livestock that "need/have" hay, haying or grazing available. The website is located at www.fsa.usda.gov and has a quick link titled FSA HayNet. This is available to assist livestock producers in finding needed hay or grazing.

Albuterol Products Available

The In Home Rx Program makes available breathing medications and Nebulizers to patients who may have Asthma, Emphysema or COPD at no cost to the recipient, if they qualify. If you are an oxygen user at home or have severe problems with breathing conditions, please call for more information to see if you qualify. 1-800-344-5764 or visit the website www.inhomerx.com.

Support Group

Bringing hope to single moms support group and self-reliance class now being offered in Castle Dale. Open to the public free of charge. It will be held on Thursday evenings from 7-8 p.m. There will be on site child care available with prior notice. The course offers self-reliance skills, recourses, skills on setting up a safety net and starting a new life plan. For more information call Jennifer at 381-2827 or Jackie at 637-5542.

Clinic For Women

Southeastern Utah District Health Department is offering a clinic for women between the age 40- 64. Get a private check-up by a female provider. Get a pap test and breast exam. Receive a free mammogram voucher. Women must meet age and income guideline to qualify for a free exam and mammogram. For more information call 381-2252.

Emery County Landfill

Business hours for the Emery County Landfill are Tuesday-Friday., 9 a.m.-5:15 p.m. and on Saturday, 8 a.m- 4:15 p.m. Closed on Mondays. For questions call 381-2719.

1,000,000 VALENTINES FOR TROOPS CAMPAIGN BEGINS

Three Southern California businessmen who last year distributed over 250,000 Valentines and Valentine emails to U.S. servicemen and women, are beginning their 2003 Campaign with a goal of 1,000,000 Valentines. Michael Fleming, 51, David Fleming, 48, and Paul Kramer, 38, are asking for Valentines to be mailed to them for distribution to military personnel at bases all over the world. Valentines will be distributed to military bases beginning February 7th. They prefer handmade Valentines. The majority of Valentines that were sent to them last year were done as school, church or youth group service projects. The Valentine campaign was an offshoot from letter writing campaigns that the Fleming brothers started during the Gulf War in 1991. Valentines are to be mailed or delivered to one of three Southern California distribution locations. The main location is Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour, operated by the Fleming's and Kramer. It is located at 21516 Golden Triangle Road, Santa Clarita, Ca 91350. They can also be sent to Skateland in Northridge and Light of the Canyon UMC in Anaheim. Address for all locations appear on their website. Further details such as mailing addresses and design guidelines can be found on their website at www.ValentinesForTroops.com.

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