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Community Theater

For all community minded citizens of Emery County over the age of 18...If you are interested in becoming involved in community theater, the ECT will hold its first annual meeting for a Board of Trustees. This board will be responsible for electing the Board of Directors and having input in future productions. The annual dues will be due for each voting member. The meeting will be held in the Emery County Recreation Center in Castle Dale on June 19 at 7 p.m.

Bureau of Reclamation Open House

The Bureau of Reclamation's Provo Office is in final preparation for an open house June 6 from 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. to commemorate the agency's centennial. the agengy's address is 302 East 1860 South, in Provo's East Bay business park. For more information call, Don Merrill at 801-379-1074.

Grants for Families of Utah's Guard and Reserves

A collaboration of Utah United Ways launched the Homefront Response last month to help Utah's military families cope with the personal and financial burdens of U.S. war efforts. The first step is for military members and their families to identify the Homefromt agency partners in their area by visiting and clicking on "how to get help," or by calling the 211 information hotline. Families outside the Wasatch Front should call 888-826-9790.

Special Needs Children Swimming Program

Emery County Recreation will be holding registration for the special needs children swimming program on June 12 from 2-5 p.m. at the Recreation office located at 75 South 400 East, Castle Dale. The program will run from June 16-20 from 7-8 p.m. for children who are physically or mentally challenged. For more information call 381-2108.

The Circuit Riders

On June 8, The Circuit Riders will perform at the Castle Dale Rodeo Grounds. Entertainment will begin at 1:30 p.m. All are welcome to the afternoon of "Cowboy, Western and Gospel" music. In the style of Roy Rogers and the Sons of the Pioneers, the Circuit Riders performed in Denver until they moved to Cody, Wyo. in 1992. For more information call Sam Wilbanks at 384-3121 or Bob Toomer at 384-3378.

Emery County Fair

"This Land Is Your Land" The Emery County Fair Opens celebrating the 100th birthday of the forest service. Historic exhibits at the Museum of the San Rafael; Smokey visits the kid, Aug. 5; retired employees honored at the fair parade Aug. 9.

Birthday Open House

Stop in at the forest service office at 599 West Price River Drive on July 17 between noon and 2 p.m. to help celebrate our birthday.

Schofield Triathlon/Biathlon and Huntington Canyon Walk/Run

Call Joan Taylor at 637-3009 to register for the Schofield Triathlon/Biathlon or the Huntington Canyon 5K and 10K Walk/Run to be held July 19 in conjunction with the celebration activities marking the forest service 100th birthday.

Scenic Byway Volunteers Needed

Volunteer to help clean the roadsides along the National Scenic Byway. Contact Joan Taylor at 637-3009 to get involved.

Horse Show and Gymkhana

Presenting Green River's 2003 Horse Show and Gymkhana, June 7. Pre registration 9 a.m., competition 10 a.m. at Mike and Mary Winter's arena. All equine welcome, Western or casual English attire. For information call Karen at 564-8221 or Terry at 564-3554.

Arapeen ATV Jamboree

The Southeastern Utah OHV Club is hosting the Arapeen ATV Jamboree to be headquartered in Ferron Aug. 13-16. The jamboree have many rides scheduled, a safety class, and several dinners and breakfasts for participants. For more information visit

The Outlaw Trail

Butch Cassidy and the Outlaw Trail will premier on KUED, channel 7, June 18 at 9 p.m. It will re-air June 21 at 9 p.m. This documentary reveals important new information about the life of Butch and Sundance on their Argentina ranch and in South America.

Museum of the San Rafael Exhibit

"Key Ingredients: America by Food" an exhibit from the Smithsonian Art Institution Traveling Exhibition Service is opening at the Museum of the San Rafael May 30 and will be on exhibit until June 27. June 5, opening reception and program at 7 p.m. The Begay Family will host Native American Family and Food Traditions on June 17 at 7 p.m. Pioneer Traditions and Cowboy Tales will be June 24 at 7 p.m. All programs will feature a taster's table. Each Friday at 10 a.m. there will be a pioneer story time at the Pioneer Museum for children ages 4-9.

Vacation Bible School

Undersea Bible Adventure sponsored by Castle Dale Independent Baptist Church will be held June 9-13 at the Castle Dale Rodeo/Fairgrounds from 9:30 a.m.-noon each day. For more information call Sam Wilbanks at 384-3121 or Bob Toomer at 384-3378.

Two Summer 4-H/USU Clubs

Mini-Society at Cottonwood Elementary June 2-6 at 1 p.m. Youth Entrepreneurship June 2 at the old Emery County Courthouse at 10 a.m. For more information call Christine at the USU extension office at 381-2381 or stop by the office at 75 East Main in Castle Dale.

Driver License Office

Due to a statewide budget shortfall we received instructions to close the Castle Dale office. This directive effects all satelite offices in the state. After July 1 service should resume in the Castle Dale area. The Price office, located at 940 South Carbon Avenue is open Mon.-Fri. Office hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The office is open during lunch, and customers are requested to be in the office one hour before closing. For more information call 637-6180.

Car Show

The San Rafael Swell Auto Association will present their annual car show at Huntington State Park on June 14. Registration from 8-10 a.m. Show till 4 p.m. Admission is free to spectators.

Buckhorn Archers 3-D Shoot

Buckhorn Archers will host a 3-D shoot at Bear Creek Campground on June 7. First shoot at 10:30 a.m., second shoot at 1:30 p.m. There is a fee required. Registration will be 30 minutes prior to shoot times. For more information call Carl at 653-2417.

Singles Conference

The Multistake Singles of Utah Valley will host their annual singles conference June 18-22. This conference is for all singles 31 years old and up. For registration forms and itinerary go to or 801-852-8872.

Fort Douglas Military Museum

The 96th Infantry Division and the Battle of Okinawa April - June 1945 is a new exhibit at the Fort Douglas Military Museum. The exhibit will have its grand opening June 14 at noon. For more information contact the museum at 801-581-1251, or 32 Potter Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84113. Admission is free and the museum is open Tues.-Sat.

Tickets for Miss Utah Pageant

Tickets are on sale now for the annual Miss Utah Scholarship Pageant to be held at Abravanel Hall on June 16-21. Tickets can be obtained through ArtTix by calling 355-ARTS or 1-888-451-ARTS, Mon-Fri, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. or visit

Vendors for Emery County Fair

The Emery County Fair is looking for vendors for the fair, Aug. 5-9. For booth rental information contact Kathy at 687-2403.

Exhibits for Emery County Fair

The Emery County Fair is looking for exhibits for this year's fair, Aug. 5-9. Get your homemade and home grown products ready to exhibit. Take pride in our county. Cash prizes to all winners. Call Kathy at 687-2403 at 381-2381 or Bernice Payne at 653-2212 for more information.

Utahns Against Hunger

Utahns Against Hunger are encouraging home gardeners to support the annual Grow a Row. By growing an extra row of vegetables to donate to your local food pantry, home gardeners can help provide fresh nutritious produce to families experiencing economic difficulties and seeking help at their local food bank. The food bank in Emery County is located at 40 South Center in Castle Dale.

Relay for Life

The Relay for Life committee is looking for individuals and businesses who would like to participate in the annual fund raiser for cancer research on July 11-12. Teams are needed, you can put a team together or the committee will place you on a team. Call Cathy Sitterud at 381-5647 and Debbie Wilson at 381-2886.

Stockshow Entries Due

Entries for the Southeastern Utah Jr. Livestock Show are due at the Emery County Extension Office no later than June 9. No late entries will be accepted. Entry forms are available at the Extension Office, Room 114 in the Emery County Courthouse, or from the FFA Advisor. For more information call 381-2381.

Heritage Days Pageant

Huntington girls, ages 10-24, participate in Heritage Days Scholarship Pageant, June 19 at Canyon View Junior High. Pick up packets at city hall. For more information contact Loretta Bagely at 687-9246 or Kimalee 687-2979. There will be a meeting for those who wish to participate June 2 at 7 p.m. at city hall.

Utah Rural Summit

The Utah Rural Summit will be held Aug. 5-8 in Cedar City. For more details and registration information visit

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.

Babysitter Training Program

The Utah Safety Council announces the launch of a new national safety council program to train babysitters. For more information about the program contact Kim at 800-933-5943 ext. 302.

National Safety Month

June is national safety month. This month's activites are aimed at promoting preparedness and helping Americans prevent injuries on the roads and in homes, communities and workplaces. June 1-7 is driving safety week; June 8-14 is home and community safety week; June 15-21 is preparedness week; and June 22-30 is workplace safety week. For safety related training and information contact the Utah Safety Council at 800-933-5943.

Story Time at Castle Dale Library

Laugh it up at the Castle Dale Library. Summer story time schedule: 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.

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 687-2642 to sign up.

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.

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, Mon.-Fri. 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.

Red River Hosts Concerts

The Southern Utah Forest Service Products Association and Red River Ranch 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

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

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.

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. Colorado River Rafting and Hiking, July 12-17; all program information, visit the website 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

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 June 5 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 A registration application can also be printed off the internet by visiting

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

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.

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

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.

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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