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Help Fill Sandbags

On May 18, at 10:30 a.m., a sandbagging effort will be held at the State Park in Green River. Sandbags will be filled and made ready for distribution. Agencies involved will be Emery County Sheriff's Office, Grand County Sheriff's Office and Utah State Parks. Volunteers from the community are needed and are welcome to participate. The Green River is expected to reach flood stage this year.

Flood Watch

The Emery County Sheriff's Office has issued an alert to those farmers and ranchers with properties along the Green River. The Green River is expected to reach the flooding stage in mid-May. This high water warning will be in effect until the first of July.

Anyone with livestock or water pumps or equipment along the Green River is urged to move them to higher ground to avoid loss of property and livestock. The snow pack is much higher than normal for the Green River drainage. There is more snow pack left in the mountains than during the flooding years of 1983 and 1984.

All creeks and waterways in Emery County could be running 50 percent higher than what is usually seen this time of year. Extreme caution is needed around waterways.

Flowers for No Grave Unadorned Project

Volunteers will gather at Desert Edge Christian Chapel, 500 South Main in Huntington, at 10 a.m. on May 20 to make flowers for the No Graves Unadorned project sponsored by the Emery County Progress and the Sun Advocate. Everyone is welcome to come out and help make flowers.

American Legion Yard and Bake Sale

A yard sale and bake sale will be held at Mayor's Park in Ferron on May 21 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. All proceeds from the sales will go toward Utah Girls State, Operation Home Support, and Sub for Santa. These sales will be hosted by the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 42.

Castle Dale Library To Begin Saturday Hours

The Castle Dale Library will be opening its doors on Saturdays beginning June 4. The Saturday hours will be from 9:30 a.m-5 p.m. and there will be a Story time at 1 p.m.

East Carbon High Reunion

The East Carbon High Class of '66 is holding a 45th reunion and is attempting to contact the following graduates: Randy Collins, Alice Hancock, Evelyn McManus, and Donna Waring. If you have any information, please contact Don Logston at (435) 888-6679 or (435) 636-2877.

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 @ 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

June 4, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 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 21. Questions contact the Emery County Recreation Center. 381-2108.

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, 2011 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.

Food Handler's Classes

Emery County: June 15 at 4 and 7 p.m. Southeastern Utah District Health Dept. 25 W. Main (next to Boyd's Pharmacy).

Carbon County: June 14, at 9 a.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Southeastern Utah District Health Dept. 28 S. 100 E. in Price.

The cost is $15 (cards are good for 3 years). Classes are 2 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.

Miss Congeniality Pageant

August 2-6, 2011 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

Narcotics Anonymous

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

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

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.

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.

Huntington Zumba

Zumba dance will be held at LaRae's Dance Studio in Huntington on Monday and Wednesday mornings at 6:30 a.m., Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 8 p.m. The cost is $35 a month or $5 a class.

Lodge meetings

Orient Lodge #15 Free And Accepted Masons Of Utah - Regular meetings for

Orient Lodge #15 F&AM In Green River, Utah are on the first Mondays of the

month at 7 p.m. The Lodge is located at 30 West 3rd Ave. Green River, UT

84525. Call Sean Bailey - Senior Warden for more information 435-650-8033.

687-9746 with questions.

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 Drive

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