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Relay For Life

It's time to get ready for Relay For Life 2011. It will be held on July 15-16 at the Emery High School track. Get a team together and come and support a great cause.

Sign up your team online at and get free registration through the end of April.

Team captain meetings will be held the first Wednesday of every month upstairs in the old courthouse at 6:30 p.m.

Questions? contact Valarie Farnsworth 749-0367 or Amanda Bjarnson 749-1516.

Little Miss Emery Pageant 2011

The Little Miss Emery Pageant will be held on June 16 at Huntington Elementary. Categories for the pageant are:

Miss Teen; 13-17 years

Jr. Miss; 9-12 years

Little Miss; 5-8 years

Miss Photogenic

Participants must pre-register by May 25.

For more information contact: Tifnie Hansen at 820-1431 or Becky Bunnell at 687-2632.

Princess Tea Party Fundraiser 2011

If you have a little princess you will not want to miss this event. There will be food, fun, activities and more. Dress-up like your favorite princess and come meet your favorite princess. Special appearance by Miss Utah.

Date: June 4, Time: 10 a.m - 1 p.m., Place: Museum of the San Rafael, Tickets $6 adults, $12 children. Pictures will be taken from 12-1 p.m.

Must pre-register online at by no later than May 14.

Any questions please contact the Emery County Rec. Center. 381-2108.


Spring Pottery Sale

April 21-23 10 a.m. to dark. Outside by the student center, 300 E. 500 N. in Price.

You Can Help

Natasha Nicole Brinkerhoff, the daughter of Dave and Joan Brinkerhoff of Orangeville, is a 19 year old vibrant girl. In 2009 she was diagnosed with Melanoma skin cancer localized on her head. She beat that cancer like a champ.

But on April 5 she was diagnosed with stage IV Melanoma in her lungs, the most severe type of melanoma. She has tumors all over her lungs. Treatment will cost up to hundreds and thousands of dollars.

Anyone wishing to help out Natasha and her family may donate through an account that has been set up at Zions Bank in the name of Tasha Brinkerhoff.

Mens and Womens Softball

Register at the Rec. Center before May 16. Mens league will begin on May 24 and womens league will begin on May 25. Registration fee: $350 per team.

Waivers and registration forms can be picked up at the Rec. Office. For additional information contact: Emery County Recreation at 381-2108.

Online registration now available at

Second Annual Darrell Gardner run/walk

May 7, registration begins 7-8 a.m. at the Emery High Track. $10 without a shirt $15 with a shirt. Proceeds given to scholarship in Darrells name. For more information go to

Food Handler's Classes

Emery County:

Castle Dale - April 20, May 11 and June 15 - 4 and 7 p.m. Southeastern Utah District Health Dept. 25 W. Main (next to Boyd's Pharmacy).

Green River, May 4 - 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Green River City Office, 240 E. Main.

Carbon County: April 19, May 10, and June 14. 9 a.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. each day. Southeastern Utah District Health Dept. 28 S. 100 E. in Price.

The cost is $15 (cards are good for three years). Classes are two hours long. Current cards are required for all people working in, but limited to restaurants, bars, nursing homes, school cafeterias, convenience, stores, deli's and The Department of Agriculture Cottage Food Rule. For more information call 435-381-2252.

Cleveland Spring Expo

The Cleveland Spring Expo will be held on Sat. April 30 at the Cleveland Fire Station, 130 W. Main, Cleveland. The Expo will include vendors, crafts, raffle, entertainment, food and lots more and will run from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. No admission charge. Everyone is invited to attend. All proceeds will benefit the Cleveland Days Firework Display. Please note date change. For more information including vendor contacts call contact 435-653-2310 or 435-653-2679.



On April 30 is the second Annual "Spring Expo"in Cleveland. We are looking for all sorts of entertainment; such as dancing, playing an instrument, singing, and many other talents. The time slots are every half an hour all day long. Please call Melissa Allred if you would like to fill a time slot. 653-2868

Miss Congeniality Pageant

Aug. 2-6, Castle Dale. Winner will recieve $1,500 scholarship, gifts, crown, and will compete at Miss Utah 2012.

For more information about this pageant please contact: Laurie Pitchforth 435-749-2127 or e-mail

Cleveland Fire


Second Annual

Spring Expo

The Cleveland Fire Department will sponsor the 2nd Annual Spring Expo on April 30.

at the Cleveland Fire Station from 10 am to 7 pm. There will be vendors, food, raffle, prizes and entertainment throughout the day. More information including vendor contacts call 653-2310 or 653-2679.


Benefit for Huntington's Cancer Flush out

Saturday, April 9th at Canyon View Jr. High

9 - 11 a.m. Check in - 8:30 a.m.

Come Party with us for 2 hours or as long as you want.

Pre-registration $15.00 (includes Zumba band)

Registration at the door $10.00

Contact Cheryl at 687-9317 or

Bring your own water - Snacks will be provided

Buckhorn Archers 9th Annual 3-D Shoot

May 13th - 12 until 6 pm

May 14th 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Bear Creek Campground, Huntington Canyon

Competition- $30 50/50 pay back

Fun Shoot- $10

Win a Diamond Razor Edge Bow

1 chance to win for every round paid for.

20 Rinehart Targets

Sponsored by

Grim Reaper Broadheads

Gold Tip Arrows

Jakes Archery

Frayed String Archery

Bowhunters of Utah

Emery County Recreation

Heads Up Decoys

Drive to Huntington UT. Turn west on SR31, Drive 12 miles to the Bear Creek C.G.

For more Info Contact Randy @ 749-3393

AJ @ 749-2669 Brook @ 749-1096 or Lori @ 749-1920

Pack a lunch & plan on spending the day with us!!!

Narcotics Anonymous

Drug Problem? We can help. We're Narcotics Anonymous.

Wednesday evenings 7 p.m. 765 Valley View Drive Castle Dale.

Harlan Iowa Fifth Grade Student Seeks Information From Readers

Hello! My name is Lexus B. I am a fifth grade student at Harlan Intermediate School in Harlan Iowa. My class is studying the history and geography of the United States. I am so lucky that I picked Utah because it's such a beautiful state! I would appreciate it if you would send me some postcards, souvenirs, and any information on your state. I am a big fan of football. My teacher would like a car license plate, if possible for a school project. I appreciate your time. Thank You!

Lexus B.

Mrs. Newlin's S.S. Class

Harlan Intermediate School

1401 19th Street

Harlan, IA 51537

Learn to sew

Jody Porter will be holding Sewing Days on the 2nd and fourth Tuesdays of the month. Free of Charge. You can learn to sew, or work on any project you desire. Bring materials & sewing machine. For questions call 749-9478. Beginners are welcome. Come and learn self-reliance skills. Class runs from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. anytime between those hours. Class at the Orangeville community center.

Utah Center for Rural Health Health Career Exploration Camp

High School students interested in a future health care career are invited to participate in the annual Health Career Exploration Camp at Southern Utah University. The camp will take place June 20 - 22 and is open to all 10th - 12th grade high school students who have a minimum 3.0 GPA (students who have finished their 9th grade year prior to camp are eligible to attend).

The camp is designed to teach students about health care careers in a hands-on learning environment with health care professionals. Participants will participate in 7 different workshops, as well as participate in the SUU-Rocky Mountain Power Challenge Course to learn leadership skills. Workshops are hands-on and teach students about careers such as: Veterinary, Dentistry, Doctor, Nurse, Pharmacist, Medical Technologist, Respiratory Therapy and many more. Group activities, including keynote speakers and an outdoor dinner and dance are also included.

Cost for the camp is $100.00, which includes housing during the camp at The Eccles Living & Learning Center, meals, workshop supplies and a camp t-shirt. Scholarships are available to reduce or waive the cost of camp for individuals who qualify based on household income. Transportation to and from Southern Utah University is up to the individual attendee.

The Health Career Exploration Camp is sponsored by the Utah Center for Rural Health at Southern Utah University. For more information you can contact Carrie Torgersen at 435-638-7449 or Application packets for the camp can be downloaded at Space is limited and participants will be selected on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Stitches From The Heart

Stitches From The Heart needs volunteers to knit, crochet or quilt blankets, little sweaters and hats for babies in need. These items are donated to hospitals all over the country. Patterns available. Donated yarn appreciated for our seniors. Toll free 877-985-9212 or e-mail us at or write us at 4572 Telephone Road, #909, Ventura CA 93003. Our web site

Drug Tip Hotline

Report any suspicious activity to 381-2888. You can remain anonymous.

Attention Class of 2001

We are trying to contact our classmates. Our class reunion will be on July 16. Please contact us with your information. Contacts: Amy Stevens Jones (435) 650-4194, Brena Gomez Simkins (435) 650-0290.

Manti La Sal National Forest Ferron Ranger District

Public comment is now being accepted on input to construct a one mile trail

in the Potters Pond/Miller Creek area. The proposal would decommission 1.0

mile of road that goes through several wetland areas which contributes to

the flow of the head waters of Paradise Creek.

The new trail would be open to OHV's 60 inches or less with four or more low

pressure tires, including motorcycles.

Comments can be sent to

New Website for Desert Edge

Desert Edge Christian Chapel in Huntington has a new website, Sermons, worship times, and other important information can be found on this site. Check it out.

Utah Boys And Girls State

If you are a Emery High School or Green River High School student finishing up your Junior year in 2011 and would like to apply for Utah Girls State please go to your school counselor and sign-up to be contacted. If you have any questions your can call Carol Riddle (286-2453), please leave a message if not at home,

Alcoholics Anonymous

An AA meeting will be held every Tuesday night at 7 p.m. in Ferron at the Senior Center, 190 N. 300 W. For information call Paul -749-9697 or Jan - 384-2773.

Volunteer Drivers needed for Veteran's Shuttle

Volunteer drivers are needed to transport Veterans to and from their medical appointments. This seven passenger van travels from the Price community to the George E. Wahlen VA Medical Center in Salt Lake City. Here is an opportunity for you to show your appreciation to those who have served our country. Volunteer drivers provide a vital service with the satisfaction of helping our heroes. You need to be dependable, have a decent driving record and in good health. For more information, contact Heide at 1-800-613-4012, extension 2003.

Huntington Youth City Council

Come and Join! Any and all youth ages 12-18 are encouraged to join the Youth City Council. For questions contact Julie Jones at 749-0674.

Youth Council meetings are held at the Huntington City Hall at 4:30 p.m. the last Thurs. of each month.

The Huntington Youth City Council will be putting on a live nativity Scene (yes! real people and animals) Dec. 10, 17 and 18 from 6-8 p.m. at the Huntington City Hall.

Emery County Recreation & Emery County

Sheriff's Search & Rescue Team

Introduce Rappelling Classes

The Emery County Rec. Department and the Emery County Sheriff's Search & Rescue Team are teaming up to provide rappelling outings to groups, whether its family, friends or you can join us on your own for a day trip rapelling until your heart's content.

Cost: $25 pr person with a minimum group size of 10. This will be offered year roun (weather depen

A Rapelling instructor(s) and all rapelling gearwill be provided.

For information contact Gaylee Jeffs, Emery County Recreation District Office. 435-381-2108.

Flour Mill Preservation Orginization

Anyone wanting to be a part of the restoration of the Huntington Flour Mill call Julie at 749-0674

Ready To Serve?

Ages 17-42

Looking for a rewarding and challenging career? Over 150 jobs. Starting Salary $13 and up per hour. Free medical, free dental, free housing with all utilities paid, 30 days paid vacation yearly. Call 877-810-8328 ask for SSG Bertagnolli with the U.S. Army.

"Adopt A Room"

Dear Emery County Businesses, groups and community members,

We need your help. The new Emery County Children's Justice Center is ready for adoption. There are a total of six rooms in the center and three of them still need your care. We have a play room, an interview room and a kitchen that needs some TLC. Our yard is also in need of adoption. So if you are one of the lucky participants not only do you get to decorate, furnish, and name the room, or maybe plant a seed, you will recieve a tax write-off and your uthe room or yard you adopted. And most important, you will make a difference in a childs life!

For more information please contact Kizzy or Shelley at 435-636-3735 (Shelley Wright), 435-636-3737 (kizzy Ellington).

Please hurry and make this home a happy home

Need Help Paying For Your Prescriptions?

Your local medicare counselor may be able to help.

Is your yearly individual income $16,245 or less?

Are your individual assets limited to $12,510 or less?

Do you have questions regarding your current Rx plan?

If you answered yes to any of these questions contact your local Medicare Counselor for an appointment by calling 1-435-637-4268 ext. 714.

Orangeville Youth City Council

Youth City Council has a new advisor, Carmen Humphrey. The council is open to youth in Orangeville 7 through 12 grades.

Applications are available at the city hall, library and at Emery High School. Please come and join in for the fun and opportunities that are available to the youth. You can contact Carmen at 748-5674 or call city hall 748-2651.

Free Resource Makes Applying for Student Financial Aid Easier

Self-guided presentation walks students through the sometimes-confusing financial aid application process. The Utah Higher Education Assistance Authority is very pleased to announce "Navigating the FAFSA," a much-needed new resource to help students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (commonly called the "FAFSA"). This tool is a self-directed presentation that guides students through topics explaining the purpose of the FAFSA, how to obtain a PIN to sign their FAFSA securely online, what information should be gathered, how to complete the FAFSA, and how to submit it. Easily found on the front page of the UHEAA website, this presentation gives high school counselors and financial aid professionals another tool to help their students. To access the presentation go to and click on the "Navigating the FAFSA" button. The presentation can also be found through UHEAA's Facebook page. ble on line.

Attention Emery County Residents

Do you have a friend or a loved one who is serving in the military in a combat zone? If so, Operation Home Support would like to add their names to their list. Once on the list, the ladies of Operation Home Support take it upon themselves to send these soldiers care packages and letters to let them know they are appreciated and loved. So if you have someone in mind, or know of someone who is serving in a combat zone in any branch of the military, please contact Jan Hess or Dixie Swasey to add their name to the list. Thank you for all of your help and support. American Legion Auxilary Unit 42 Jan Hess 435-384-2753 or Dixie Swasey 435-384-3172.

Addiction Recovery Help

Narconon reminds parents that abuse of addictive pharmaceutical drugs with youth is on the rise. Learn to recognize the signs of drug abuse and get your kids help if they need it. Call Narconon for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all classes of drugs. Narconon also offers free addiction counseling, assessments and referrals to rehabilitation centers. 877-413-3073 or


To donate DVDs to veterans who otherwise do not have access to them, visit For more information call Laurance at 1-914-835-3673.

Power Wheelchairs Available

The Senior Wheels USA Program makes available power wheelchairs to senior citizens and the permanently disabled at no cost to the recipient, if they qualify. The power wheelchairs are provided to those who can no longer walk safely, nor self propel a manual wheelchair and who meet the additional guidelines of the program. If the patient's need is for use in the home, call for more information to see if they qualify. Call toll free 1-800-246-6010.

Drug Rehab Resource

Problems with a drug or alcohol addiction in a loved one? Don't know whom to turn to for help? Contact Drug Rehab Resource for a free confidential consultation to find the help you need. Call today 1-866-649-1594 or find out more at

Seniors and Disabled Struggling with Debt

The DCSD legal service is designed to help seniors and disabled people who cannot afford to hire an attorney to file for bankruptcy, but need legal representation to get collectors to stop harassing them, Call 1-800-992-3275 Ext. 1304 with any questions.

Medical Help for Children

Utah families with children in need of medical services or medical equipment needs not fully covered by health insurance can apply to the United HealthCare Children's Foundation for up to $5,000 in medical assistance grants online at

Bible Study

Bible studies are being conducted by the Seventh-day Adventists of Emery County on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m.-noon at the home of Robert and Elsie Law, 1065 East 300 North (Bench Road), Ferron. Everyone is welcome to come. For more information, call 384-2424 or 384-2447.

Local Veterans Employment Representative

A local veterans employment representative visits the Castle Dale DWS Office the first Wednesday of each month. Appointments can also be arranged on other days by contacting Steve Wilkinson at (435) 636-2343. The LVER is also available Monday through Friday at Department of Workforce Services, 475 West Price River Drive, for questions about VA benefits, assistance with VA applications, employment assistance and other veterans issues. If you have questions about your benefits or eligibility for benefits, contact Steve Wilkinson at 636-2343.

Power Wheelchairs

The Three Wishes Inc. Program makes available power (electric) wheelchairs to senior citizens (65 years and older) and the permanently disabled at no cost to the recipient, if they qualify. Call toll free at 1-800-817-1871.

CASA Volunteers Needed

Each year hundreds of children in Emery and Carbon counties become wards of the juvenile court system due to child abuse, neglect or abandonment. The child welfare system can only devote so much time and attention to each individual case and, consequently, to each individual child. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Volunteers are ordinary men and women who find it in their hearts and their schedules to help these abused and neglected children. Those interested in volunteering should contact Kerrie, the CASA coordinator at 435-381-5595.

Angels Have Wheels

All Medicare recipients should now be aware that if they suffer from conditions such as arthritis, cardiovascular disease, and respiratory disorders, and have difficulty walking or propelling a standard wheelchair, they maybe eligible to receive an electric wheelchair paid for by Medicare. For information on Medicare eligibility contact Gregory at 1-800-810-2877.

Help With Inhalers

The in home Rx programs makes available breathing medications and nebulizers to patients who may have asthma, emphysema or COPD at no cost to the recipient, if they qualify. Call 1-800-344-5764 or visit the web site for more information on the details of this program.

Senior Mobility

The Senior Mobility Program makes available to senior citizens and the permanently disabled, power electric wheelchairs at no cost to the recipient, if they qualify. Call 1-800-451-0971 to see if you qualify.

Utah Valley Cancer Center

Utah Valley Cancer Center, located at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center has a new toll-free phone number. Anyone can call 1-866-549-3800 to schedule an appointment, get information about local cancer support groups or to find out more about IHC cancer services and physicians. Hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Power Wheelchairs

The Senior Wheels USA Program makes available power (electric) wheelchairs to senior citizens (65 years and older) and the permanently disabled at no cost to the recipient, if they qualify. Call toll free at 1-800-246-6010.

Free Wheelchairs to the Disabled

The Wheelchair Foundation, Intermountain Healthcare, and the George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation are partnering to distribute free wheelchairs to disabled Utahns. Persons interested in getting a free wheelchair can call 1-877-387-3839, or apply at

Salvation Army

Donations are needed from Emery County residents to the Emery Chapter of the Salvation Army which provides emergency assistance for the people of Emery County as well as people traveling through the area. Mail donations to the Emery County Sheriff's Office, Box 281, Green River, Utah 84525 or Emery County Sheriff's Office, Box 817, Castle Dale, Utah 84513. For information, contact Cheryl Keener at 435-564-3432.

WWII Veterans

Seeking Officers, Enlisted Men, WACs, Cadets, Britons, Civilians and /or their families and friends who were stationed at Cochran Field, or lived in Macon, Georgia during WWII, who would be willing to contribute artifacts, photos, articles and stories pertaining to their experience with the men and women working there. If so, Please contact: Mike Rowland, Archivist, WR-LC/MU, 1942 Heritage Blvd., Robins AFB GA 31098-2442.

Are You The Next Miss Emery?

The Miss Emery committee is looking for contestants for the Miss Emery pageant in July. Girls between the ages of 17-24 are welcome to compete. First place winner receives a $1,200 scholarship and a new computer, second place $750 and third place $500. Winner receives a trip to the Miss Utah pageant, wardrobe money and much more. Call Laurie at 381-2119, Leslie at 381-2119 and Patsy at 381-2431 to register.

Sunrise Service

Come join us in celebrating our risen Savior, Jesus Christ, at our Sunrise Service at 6:45 a.m. out at the Park at The Sevens Ranch off Dutch Flat Road. A breakfast potluck in the Lodge will follow. An Easter Program will be presented at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Ferron. This all takes place April 24. If you have any questions, please call Pastor Tim Lacock at 384-3321, First Baptist Church of Ferron.

Easter Services at Mission San Rafael

Good Friday, April 22 at 7 p.m.

Easter Sunday mass, April 24 at 1 p.m.

Desert Edge Sunrise Service

Sunrise service begins at 7 a.m. at the church. 500 S. Main in Huntington; breakfast buffet will follow. Regular worship service begins at 10 a.m. An Easter Egg hunt for the children will follow the worship services.

Castle Dale Egg hunt

The Castle Dale Easter Egg hunt will begin at 5:30 p.m. on April 20 at Cheddar Field.

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