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Cleveland Coach Pitch

Cleveland coach pitch for ages 4-7, will hold registration on April 24 from 4-5 p.m. at the Cleveland City Hall. Registration deadline is 6 p.m. For more information call Melissa at 653-2868.

Desert Edge Easter Service

Desert Edge Christian Chapel will hold Easter service and baptism at 10 a.m. on April 20. There will be and Easter potluck following services. The chapel is located at 500 South Main in Huntington.

Huntington Heritage Days Rodeo Queen Contest

Huntington Heritage Days Rodeo Queen Contest will be held April 26 at 9 a.m. at the Huntington Rodeo Arena. Age groups; Lil Miss- 9 and under; Princess-10-14; Queen- 15 and up. Release forms necessary. For information, rules and forms call Beth, 687-2752.

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.

Easter Sunrise Service

Castle Dale Independent Baptist Church will have sunrise service at 8 a.m. Easter Sunday, April 20 with breakfast at 9 a.m. Regular morning service will be held at 11 a.m. Meet at the Castle Dale Senior Citizens Center. There will be no evening service that day. For more information call 384-3121.

Emery County Historical Society

Emery County Historical Society will host its monthly meeting on April 23 at the Museum of the San Rafael at 7 p.m. Tom McCourt, author of The Split Sky will be the guest speaker. His book about the Nutter Ranch and the Nine Mile Canyon area will be available for purchase and autograph. Blair Cook will also present musical selections. The public is welcome to attend. Note this a change to Wednesday night.

Countywide Blood Drive

A countywide blood drive will be held at the Ferron church, 25 West 200 North, on April 18 from 2-7 p.m. This is an Eagle Scout project by Jake Tomsich. Call 384-2955 to schedule an appointment.

Adult Softball

Registration for men and women adult softball league is now being held at the Emery County Recreation office. Deadline for sign-ups is May 10. An Ice Breaker tournament will be held on May16-17. The regular season will begin the following week. For more information contact Emery County Rec at 381-2108.

Community Forum

Be a part of the solution, join the Community Forum April 25 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Museum of the San Rafael. This forum will be to identify and address community issues such as jobs, housing, transportation, youth activities, etc. Please RSVP by April 21 at 381-5410. Lunch will be served.

Huntington Secondary Water

Even numbered houses and lots can water Monday and Thursday. Odd numbered houses and lots can water Tuesday and Friday. Churches,. schools, mobile home parks, cemetery and city parks can Wednesday and Saturday. No watering from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Absolutely no watering on Sunday. Using culinary water for outside use is prohibited. Secondary is expected to be turned on during the week of April 21.

Emery County Archives Wants Stories

The Emery County Archives is looking for your stories of service in the CCCs. To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the CCCs, the archives would like to assemble the stories of those either from this area who served or those who came here from other parts of the country. Please contact Shirley at the archives at 381-2671.

Blue Star Banner from the American Legion Auxiliary

The American Legion Auxiliary, Ferron Unit 42 along with the San Rafael Piece Makers Quilting Guild would like to present those families who have loved ones serving in the military a Blue Star banner or poster to hang in their windows. It does not matter if the person is serving here in the US or abroad. Contact Jan Hess 384-2753, Dixie Swasey 384-3172, Carol Riddle 286-2453 after 6 p.m. (auxiliary) or Reva Fillmore 687-2649, June Maxwell at the Huntington Senior Center 687-2502 (quilting guild).

Huntington Easter Egg Hunt

Huntington City will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 16 at 12:30 p.m. in the Huntington City Park. All children ages 0-8 are encouraged to hunt. Sponsored by Huntington Lions Club and Huntington Youth City Council.

Emery County Republican Convention

The Emery County Republican Convention will be held April 24 at Huntington Elementary at 7 p.m. Emery county Delegates are asked to bring a picture ID and arrive 15 minutes early for proper registration. Emery County residents are invited to attend. The purpose of the Convention is to reorganize the Executive committe and to vote on two issues.

Food Handlers Permit Classes

The Southeastern Utah District Health Department will be conducting two food handler's workshops April 17 at the Health Department in Castle Dale, 25 West Main Street, at 4 and 7 p.m. Permits are required for every person engaging in the handling of food in any food establishment. For more information call Terri at 381-2252 in Castle Dale or Dr. Claren Bjork at 637-3671 in Price

Men's Basketball Tournament

Emery County Recreation is hosting a Men's Basketball Tournament on April 18-19. Limited to the first eight teams who register. Participants must be high school age or older. For more information contact Emery County Recreation at 381-2108.

Neighborhood Watch Meeting

There will be a Neighborhood Watch meeting on April 23 at 6 p.m. in the Public Safety Complex (new sheriff's office) to do emergency planning. All directors and block captains are urged to attend. For more information contact Martin Wilson at the sheriff's office.

Castle Dale Swimming Pool

Season opening will be April 1. Schedule: Open swim-Monday and Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. and Saturdays noon-7 p.m. Family Night Monday from 7-9 p.m. Aquasize Monday-Friday from 8-9 a.m. Lap swim-Tuesday and Thursday 6:30-7:30 a.m. beginning April 15.

Varsity Scout Fundraiser

Varsity Scouts Troop 315 sunshine fund raiser. Grade A manure. Delivery dates will be April 12, 19 and 26. For more information or to place an order contact Chris, 381-5384, Bruce, 381-2205 or Travis, 381-2379.

Camp Dale DUP

Camp Dale DUP will host its montly meeting on April 14 at 1 p.m. at the Castle Dale Senior Citizen's Center.

Emery High Rodeo Team

Emery High Rodeo Team will host its annual high school rodeo April 18-19. They are looking for students interested in joining the team, anyone wishing to make a donation or to help sponsor the team. They will also be having a raffle, items to be raffled are on display at RRed River Hosts Concerts

Red River Hosts Concerts

The Southern Utah Forest Service Products Association and Red River Rance are co-hosting a series of sunset concerts at Red River Ranch this summer. Performers will include Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, the Bellamy Brothers, Dan Seals and Gary Allan. For information and ticket prices contact the visitor center at 435-425-3930 or 1-800-858-7951 or visit the website at's in Price. For more information, call Evelyn at 653-2413.

Mountain West College Offers Surgical Technologist Associate Degree Program

Mountain West College today announced the availability of a Surgical Technologist Associate degree program begining April 14. There are no waiting lists or prerequisites. It takes only 24 months to complete. For more information about this program call 888-785-4473.

Honoring Moms and Dads in the Navy Log

The US Navy Memorial Foundation is encouraging sons and daughters to enroll their parents, who served in the sea services, in the Navy Log. The log is a collection of names, photos and stories of men and women who have served. The log can be viewed online at For more information contact David J. Michael at 1-800-NAVY-LOG ext. 730, or email

Women's Conference

Members of the Relief Society and Young Women's General Presidencies as well as Elder David B. Haight, Elder M. Russell Ballard and Elder Henry B. Eyring of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be featured at the annual Women's Conference May 1-2 at Brigham Young University. For more information visit the website

Student Art Show

Gallery East presents the Annual Student Show. Students will display their artwork from April 4-30. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon. through Fri. For more information call 435-613-5225.

Bio-tech Academy for Teens

Scheduled for July 14-18 on the Utah State campus, the academy is open to high school students entering the 11th and 12th grades in the 2003-04 school year. Participants work side-by-side with faculty mentors on a variety of hands-on projects, stay in campus housing and eat in campus dining halls during the five-day camp. Students may select a specific area of interest, choosing from fields such as biology, chemistry, food and nutrition sciences, biological and envoiromental engineering, plant and soil science, and animal, dairy and veterinary sciences. For more information contact Heather Kramer at 435-797-3504 or Pamela Garcia at 435-797-2753 or

Chris Boniol Kicking Camp

Chris Boniol, an NFL placekicker, is holding his first Salt Lake City camp for football kicking and punting on July 18-19 at Juan Diego High School in Salt Lake. The camp is for kickers and punters from grade 7-college. There is a fee involved. Call (214) 793-0369 for more information.

Bookcliff Muzzleloaders Spring Shoot

Bookcliff Muzzleloaders will host their Spring Shoot May 2-4. It will be held in the Buckhorn Draw in the San Rafael Swell. Registration Friday night and Saturday morning, shooting begins at 9:30 a.m on Saturday. For more information contact Andy Schmidt 435-637-9219 or Kim Hansen 435-687-9507.

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is reselling the Wellington home. Deadline for application is April 15. For information call Sylvia at 687-9184 or the Habitat office at 636-3230.

Canyonlands Field Institute and Elderhostel International

The Canyonlands Field Institute and Elderhostel International are offering three programs this summer to active adults 55 and up. Arches National Park, May 31-June 5; Colorado River Rafting and Hiking, July 12-17; and San Juan Mountains Hiking with Llama Support, April 12-19. For all program information, visit the website or to register call Elderhostel at 877-426-8056.

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.

Canyonlands Writers River Trip and Workshop

July 3-8, the Canyonlands Field Institute will host a river trip and writing workshop for five days of instruction, critique and private time for your writing. The river trip feature serene floats as well as rapids through Westwater Canyon. For more information or to register call 800-860-5262 or visit

BYU Summer sports and Dance Camps

Registration is now underway for all summer sports and dance camps at Brigham Young University. To receive a full listing of camps and workshops or to register, visit or call 801-378-4851.

Veterans, Widows and Dependents

A Field Service Officer from the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Department Service Office in Salt Lake city, will be in your area to assist you in understanding and applying for rightful VA benefits. The VFW Officer will be working out of Price Workforce Service Center from 8:30-10:30 a.m on April 10.

Health Career Exploration Camp

The Utah AHEC program at Southern Utah University is looking for high school students interested in pursuing a health care career. On June 16-18, AHEC will host their fifth annual Health Career Exploration Camp on the campus of SUU. All high school students are welcome to attend. The registration fee includes housing, meals, workshop activities and a T-shirt. For more information or to receive an application, contact Carrie Torgersen at 435-638-7449 or A registration application can also be printed off the internet by visiting

Romeo and Juliet in Price

The Utah Shakespearean Festival's "Shakespeare-in-the-Schools" program will present its touring production of Romeo and Juliet April 15 at the Price Civic Auditoruim. The performance is sponsored by the Price City Culture Connection and the Carbon School District and is free to the public.

Veterans Affairs Office Revamps

The Utah State Division of Veterans Affairs service officers will travel twice a month to assist veterans in the rural and outlying areas including the Price office. To find out when they will be in your area please contact The Utah Division of Veterans Affairs at 1-800-894-9497.

Days of '47 Pageant

The Emery Company and County Camps of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers are looking for young women that are eligible to compete in the Days of '47 Queen Pageant. You must be at least 18 years of age and have pioneer ancestors that came to Utah before 1869. If anyone is interested please contact Karen Huntsman at 381-5445 or any of the captains of the Emery County camps for further details.

Mesquite Senior Games

If you are 45 years old or older and love to compete in sports activities, the Mesquite Senior Games are for you. The games will be held April 28-May 4 and present twelve sports for competition; basketball, tennis, golf, softball, bowling, fun walk, sporting clays, archery, horseshoes and track and field. For more information and to register, call 702-346-0244, or log on to

Survival Resource Guide for a 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

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

Relay for Life Memory Wall

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

Volunteers of America Utah RSVP

Retired and 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 Tues.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Museum of Church History and Art

New exhibit: Latter-day Saints Yesterday and Today, open through Labor Day; Primary Makes Me Happy: A Celebration of 125 Years of Primary is continuing. 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 Publication Reveals Sources

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

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

Firefighter Web Site

American Firefighter Today is an online news and information publication developed for firefighters and rescue personnel. Visitors to 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 and get the answers you can trust.

Gina Bachauer International Amateur Piano Competition

Competition will be held June 16-21 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 as professional musicians. For more information, visit 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 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. -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

Ballet Repertory Ensemble

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.

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 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

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. -8 p.m. ET., or visit 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 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

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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