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Steve James Performs with Elementary Kids

The Castle Dale, Ferron and Cottonwood Elementary students will be performing with Steve James on Mar. 4 at 7 p.m. at Emery High School. The Huntington and Cleveland Elementary students will perform at Huntington Elementary on Mar. 5 at 7 p.m.

DUI Education Series

DUI Education Series will begin on Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. in the Sheriff's Office in Green River. Contact Lynne Smith at (435) 381-2432 or Judge Burns for further information.

Ferron Stake Family History Fair

Ferron Stake will host a Family History Fair, "Family History is All Around" on Feb. 27 from 6-8 p.m. in the church on the hill. All are welcome as there is something for everyone.

Eagle Scout Project

A blood drive will be held Feb. 28 from 2-7 p.m. at the Castle Dale Stake Center on Main Street. This is an Eagle Scout project.

Dude Rancher's Directory

The Dude Rancher's Association has published its 2003 directory of 118 ranches located in 12 western states and 2 Canadian provinces. For your free copy, contact The Dude Rancher's Association, 307-587-2239, wwwduderanch.org, info@duderanch.org, P.O. Box Cody, Wyo. 82414.

Know Before You Go ATV Safety Class

Utah ATV Safety certificate classes for youth ages 8-16 who operate ATVs or motorcycles. This certification makes your child legal to drive on public lands and trails. Preregister at Emery County Recreation Center, 45 South 400 East. Classes will be held March 7-8. For more information or to sign up call 381-2493 or 1-800-648-7433.

Forest Service Grant Opportunities

The US Forest Service's State and Private Forestry Office and Utah State Forester announced that communities may begin applying for 2003 Rural Community Assistance and National Fire Plan Economic Action Program grants. Applications will be accepted through March 31. Grant information and materials are available on the web at www.fs.fed.us/r1-r4/spf/utah/index/html.

Resource Guide for Nuclear, Biological or Chemical Attack

Are you prepared for a terrorist attack in your community? If not, information in a new booklet might help. The New Era Survival Research Institute has published "Survival Resource Guide for a Nuclear, Biologic or Chemical Attack." The booklet gives information about what to do to improve personal safety in the event of a terrorist attack. For additional information call (202) 882-9000 or visit www.newerasurvival.org.

Bennett Hosts Business and Economic Summit

JetBlue CEO David Neeleman to Keynote. Friday, Feb. 21 Senator Bob Bennett will host the Business and Economic Summit. The conference will feature a regional and national economic forecast by Mark Knold, senior economist at the Utah Department of Workforce Services, and Senator Bennett. Breakout sessions will focus on financing a small business, using technology in business, expanding markets through online auctions, selling to government and educational institutions, and managing the cost of employee benefits. For more information and to register, visit www.summit.utah.edu.

Ten Star All Star Basketball Camp

Applications are being evaluated for the Ten Star All Star Summer Basketball Camp. The camp is by invitation only. Boys and girls ages 10 through 19 are eligible to apply. Past Participants include Michael Jordan, Tim Duncan, Vince Carter, Jerry Stackhouse, Grant Hill, and Antawn Jamison. College basketball scholarships are possible for players selected to the All-American Team. For a free brochure call (704) 373-0873 anytime.

Olympic Exhibit in Salt Lake

To mark the first anniversary of the Winter Games in Salt Lake, the Utah State Historical Society will exhibit objects and historical materials collected for the Society's Olympic Legacy Collection. The exhibit will be held at the Rio Grande Depot on 300 South Rio Grande Street, Salt Lake City. It will run through the end of March, Mon. thru Fri. from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. for more information visit http://history.utah.gov.

Erin Ann Thomas Exhibit at Gallery East

"In the presence of so many pasts:" The Political Landscape of Outer Mongolia exhibit will run through Feb. 27. The gallery is open from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon. thru Fri. Call 435-613-5225 for more information.

Narconon Information

Through our hotline and website we offer free assessments and over 11,000 local referrals. If you or someone you know has a drug or alcohol addiction call Narconon today at (800) 468-6933 or email us at www.stopaddiction.com.

Kindergarten Registration

Book Cliff Elementary-Mar. 10, 10-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-2 p.m.; Castle Dale Elementary-Mar. 11, 12:30-2:30 p.m.; Cottonwood Elementary-Mar. 27, 8:30-11:30 a.m., appointment letters will be sent, if you did not receive one, please come at 9 a.m.; Cleveland-Mar. 5, 8-10:30 a.m.; Huntington Elementary-Mar. 6, 8:30-11:30 a.m., appointment letters will be sent, if you did not receive one, please come at 9 a.m.; Ferron Elementary-Mar. 7, 8:30-11:30 a.m., appointment letters will be sent, if you did not receive one, please come at 9 a.m. Effective July 1, 2002 all students must have proof of receiving the following immunizations-five DPT, four polio, two MMR, three Hepatitis B, one Varicella (chickenpox) and two Hepatitis A.

Historical Society

The Emery County Historical Society will meet Feb. 27 at the Museum of the San Rafael at 7 p.m. Kathleen Truman will be the speaker. Her topic is "San Rafael Heritage."

Relay for Life Memory Wall

Residents wishing to have photos displayed during this event, please contact Mary Dickerson at 637-0964.

Cancer Society Daffodil Fundraiser

The American Cancer Society Daffodil Fundraiser will continue through Feb. 20. Flowers will be delivered March 10. Contact Joyce Pierce at 637-2883.

Huntington Dog Licenses

Huntington City dog licenses are now due. Proof of current rabies vaccination must be presented before license can be issued. Deadline for dog licenses is March 1. Dog licenses may be purchased at the Huntington City Hall or at the Rabies clinic which will be held at the Huntinton City Fire Stattion on Feb. 22 from 9a.m.-noon.

Orangeville Dog Licenses

Orangeville's dog licenses are due by Feb. 28. Rabies Clinic will be held at Orangeville City's Firse Station on Feb. 22 from 9 a.m.-noon. After Feb. 28, additional late fees will be assessed.

ACT Exam Deadline

College bound high school students can take the ACT Assessment on Apr. 12, the next nationwide test date. The registration postmark deadline is Mar. 7. Late registration postmark deadline is Mar. 21 (with additional fee required). For more information contact your high school guidance counselor or register online at www.act.org.

Learn About Wolves at Public Meeting

People can learn more about gray wolves and ask Division of Wildlife Resources officials questions about these animals at a public meeting in their area. Southeastern Region meeting to be held at the John Wesley Powell Museum in Green River, Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m.

Volunteers of America Utah RSVP

Retired & Senior Volunteer Prorgam we need you! If you are 55 of 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 Tuesday thru Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 P.M..

Free Colorado Blue Spruce Trees

Ten free Colorado blue spruce trees will be given to each person who joins The National Arbor Day Foundation during February 2003. The free trees are part of the nonprofit Foundation's Trees for America campaign. To become a member of the Foundation and receive the free trees, send a contribution to TEN FREE COLORADO BLUE SPRUCE TREES, National Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Avenue, Nebraska City, NE 68410, by February 28, 2003.

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

Mar. 1. LDS Business College - Mar. 15. Stevens-Henegar Business College - Apr. 15. Westminster College is open and Applied Technology Centers varies.

Scholarship Publication Reveals Sources

Students and parents may receive a full color publication on how to receive academic funding by sending an email to NationalAcademicFunding@attbi.com and entering "Scholarship Information" in the subject line. The publication will automatically be sent to you. Those without computer acces can receive the publication by contacting NAFA, 188 Summer Street, Dept. 13, Portsmouth, NH 03801.

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.

Veterans, Widows and Dependents

A Field Service Officer from the Veterans of Foreign Wars Dept. Service Office will be in the area to assist you in understanding and applying for rightful VA benefits, preparing and documenting application for compensation, pension, hospitalization and other benefits. This is a free service and veterans need not be members of VFW to qualify for assistance. Price Workforce Service Center, Mar. 20 from 8:30-10 a.m.

Cleveland Dog Licenses

A reminder to Cleveland residents that they are required to license their dogs by Feb. 28. All dogs must have proof of current rabies shots to be licensed. Dog owners failing to comply will be charged a late fee in addition to licensing fees. The town will sponsor one rabies clinic on Feb. 22 from 1-3 p.m. at the Cleveland cemetery storage building, 200 North 600 East. Dr Jensen will be the vet.

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.

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

PACY Children's Play, FEB. 21, place TBA at 7 p.m.: Tribute to Broadway, Feb. 28-Mar.1, CEU Geary Theater of Student Center at 7:30 p.m.: annual spring break trip, Mar. 10-14: annual Spring concert, Apr. 24-26, classical dance forms, Apr. 25-28, 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: 23659-03adult 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.

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