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MECCA Mt. Bike Club

MECCA Mt. Bike Club will hold its annual mountain bike festival on May 16-18 in Green River. Everyone is welcome and there will be rides for every size, ability and age, beginner to experienced. There is a registration fee. Drawings will be held and three mountain bikes will be given away. Registration will begin May 16 at noon at the John Wesley Powell Museum. The first ride will begin at 3 p.m. May 17, rides begin at 8 a.m. with dinner at 6 p.m., also at the museum.

Emery High Graduation

Emery High School graduation will be held May 22 at 7 p.m. in the Spartan Center. We politely request that the graduates observe a dignified dress code and that the audience observe a dignified atmosphere during the program. We politely request that all chldren remain seated with parents and that no food or drink be brought into the Spartan Center. We hope that this will make our 2003 graduation an enjoyable and memorable occasion.

Miss Cleveland Pageant

All Cleveland girls between the ages of 4 and 21 are encouraged to participated in this years pageant to be held on June 21. Registration forms are avaiable at the town hall or Country Corner. There is a registration fee. Deadline to enter is June 10. Brydi Sharp will direct the pageant. Any questions call Jamie at 653-2310 or 653-2219.

Castle Dale City Pool

Time Changes: for lap swim and aqua size class; beginning May 19, aquasize, Mon.-Fri. 7-8 a.m., lap swim, Tues. and Thurs., 5::30-6:30 a.m.

4-H Photography Club

Now enrolling youth ages 9-13 interested in summer photograhy club. Call 381-2381 to join. Applications are being taken until May 14. Each enrollee will receive a disposable camera and basic instructions. Youth will them have five weeks to record images of assigned subjects.

Food Handler's Class

The Southeastern Utah District Health Department will be conducting two food handler's workshops May 15. The first at 4 p.m. and the next at 7 p.m. at the health department in Castle Dale, 25 West Main Street. For more information call Terri at 381-2252 in Castle Dale or Dr. Bjork at 637-3671 in Price.

Emery County Flag Contest

It's not too late, the deadline is May 14. Enter the contest to design a flag for Emery County. Application and contest rules can be picked up at the city halls around the county. There will be a prize for the winner.

Emery County Democrat Convention

The Emery County Democrats will be holding their county convention and dinner on May 15 at 5:30 p.m. at the Museum of the San Rafael in Castle Dale. Local party officers will be elected and state party officer candidates will speak. Dinner, entertainment and prize drawing will also be provided. Tickets will be available at the door or contact your precinct chair, Kim Player or Kent Wilson.

Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibit

Smithsonian Exhibition explores the diverse food traditions of America. The exhibit will open May 30 through June 27 at the Museum of the San Rafael. Visit www.keyingredients.org for an interactive website developed in conjunction with the exhibit.

Huntington Secondary Water Schedule

Even numbered houses and lots water Monday and Thursday. Odd numbered houses and lots water Tuesday and Friday. Churches, schools, mobile home parks, cemetery and city parks water Wednesday and Saturday. Absolutely no watering on Sunday. No watering from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. It is a violation to allow water to run onto land owned by another person or onto city streets. Anyone not following the water schedule or wasting water will be subject to penalties. Using culinary water for outside use is prohibited.

KinderSchool at Castle Dale Swimming Pool

For children ages 1-5 to prepare for swimming lessons or to introduce young children to the water in a safe environment. Moms and dads will be in the water with the child. Class schedule: May 12-16, 10-10:30 a.m. and 1-1:30 p.m. Come in and sign up or call the pool with questions.

Developmental Screening

Make an appointment for a developmental screening for your child age five and younger. This screening is free and will be held at the public health office, 25 West Main in Castle Dale, on May 16 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Call Michelle at 381-2693 to schedule. Please bring your child's birth certificate and immunization record. Screenings include vision, hearing, speech/language, developmental, immunization check and dental. Physicals will be available on a sliding fee scale.

Story Time at Castle Dale Library

Laugh it up at the Castle Dale Library. Summer story time schedule: May 30-opening, June 6-Doggone Bones, June 13-Tall Tales, June 20-Harry Potter, June 27-special guest, July 11-Pete's Pizza, July 18-Piggy Pie, July 25-closing program. Be sure to dress up as you favorite Harry Potter character on June 20. The Castle Dale Library is also having a summer reading contest. Don't miss out.

Defensive Driving Class

The Utah Safety Council is offering a four hour defensive driving course on May 17 at the College of Eastern Utah College Center, from 8 a.m.-noon. For additional information or to register, call the safety council at 801-933-5943 or visit www.utahsafetycouncil.org.

U.M.W.A. Local 6363

Members, attend six meetings and receive a 70 year anniversary hat. Meetings are held every third Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the District 22 building in Price.

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.

WFA/WFR Re-Certification Course

Anyone interested in Wilderness First Aid Certification/Wilderness First Responder Recertification can attend this two day course, May 20-21 in Glen Eyrie, Colo. For full information and costs visit www.gleneyriegroup.org or call 1-800-944-4536.

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.

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).

Choir Camp

A choir camp for students grades 4-6 will be held at San Rafael Junior High beginning on June 16. To register and receive fee information, call 384-2747. The camp will run through June 27, Monday-Friday at 10 a.m.

Vocal Camp

A vocal camp for students grades eight and up, will be held in Ferron, June 9-20 at 11 a.m. To register and receive fee information, call 384-2747.

Living Traditions Festival

A celebration of Salt Lake's Folk and Ethnic Arts marks its 18th anniversary. May 16 from 5-10 p.m.; May 17 from Noon to 10 p.m.; May 18 from Noon to 7 p.m. For more information call the Salt Lake Arts Council at 801-596-5000 or visit www.slcgov.com/arts.

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 www.capitolreef.org. For more information, call Evelyn at 653-2413.

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 www.lonesailor.org. For more information contact David J. Michael at 1-800-NAVY-LOG ext. 730, or email navylog@lonesailor.org.

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 www.usu.edu/biotech.

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.

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 www.canyonlandsfieldinst.org. or to register call Elderhostel at 877-426-8056.

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 www.canyonlandsfieldinst.org.

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 http://sportscamps.byu.edu 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 May 8 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. This is a free service.

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 torgersen@suu.edu. A registration application can also be printed off the internet by visiting www.ahec.suu.edu.

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.

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 www.newerasurvival.org.

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.

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 NationalAcademicFunding@attbi.com 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 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.

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 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. -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.

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. -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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