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Step Back in Time

The Emery County Historical Society presents Step Back in Time, on June 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Museum of the San Rafael. The Emery County Community Theater will present an old time radio broadcast enactment of Fibber McGee, Molly and the Gang. There will also be a trip down memory lane with a USO show and a panel of local veterans who will tell of their experiences.

Know Before You Go

Utah law states that children from 8-15 must be certified to operate an OHV on public lands. Know Before You Go is Utah's off-highway vehicle class. It will be held July 8 at 7 p.m. at the Emery County Recreation Center, 75 South 400 East in Castle Dale. For more information and to register call the rec center at 381-2108 or Mark Williams at 381-2493.

Traveling Replica of Vietnam Wall

A 240 foot replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial will be available for the public to experience July 25-27 at Wasatch Lawn South Valley, 13001 South 3600 West, Riverton. The exhibit is free and is open 24 hours. The name of 58,219 men and women who died or are Missing in Action are inscribed on the polished black face of the memorial.

Car Seat Safety Check

A car seat safety check will be held at Buggy Bargains in Huntington on June 26 from 3-6 p.m. There will also be fingerprinting, DNA and pictures available for child safety.

FAIR Conference

The Foundation for Appologetic Information and Research announces the Fifth Annual Mormon Apologetics Conference, Aug. 7-8 at Utah Valley State College in Orem. For a complete list of speakers and topics or to register visit www.fairlds.org/conf03b.html. You may also register by phone at 801-479-3705.

Gooseberry Road

The road will be open to public access on the July 4 and July 24 holidays only. For more information regarding these closures, contact Dave Jeppsen with the Fishlake National Forest at 435-896-1066.

Weight Watchers

Keep Weight Watchers in Emery County. If you are interested in this weight loss program, contact Staci Moss at 748-2675. They will be meeting every Thursday evening at the Castle Dale Senior Citizens's Center beginning at 5:30 p.m. Upcoming programs changes and new products.

Spartan Basketball Camp

Spartan Basketball Camp will be held June 26-28. Register on June 26, 15 minutes prior to your age group starting. Next years nintth and 10th graders, 8-11:30 p.m.; next years, sixth, seventh, and eighth graders, 11:30a.m.-2:30 p.m.; next years third, fourth, and fifth graders, 2:30-5:30 p.m. For more information call Todd Jeffs at 749-5425.

Girls Basketball Summer Camp

Emery High School girls basketball is sponsoring a girls basketball camp at Emery High Spartan Center June 23-25. Coach Dexter Irvins from Dixie State College will be the director of the campl. Coach Irvins' teams have played in the Junior College National tournament the past two years. Call Coach Merrell at 381-5297 for fee information and times and for preparation purposes.

Fund Raiser and Potluck Barbecue

For Darl Taylor on June 28 at the Main Street Park in Cleveland at 6:30 p.m. Donations can be made to Zions Bank. If you would like to help or need information call Jamie 653-2219, Owen 653-2240 or Sandra 653-2360.

Carbon High Class of '63

Carbon High School Class of "63 will celebrate its 40th reunion Aug. 8-10 in Price. We are looking for the following classmates: Jim Parry, Sharon Shaw Larsen, Phyllis Stout, Nelda Shaw, Austin Henry, Kristen Rachele, Bill Halamandaris, Linda Lovelace, Jim Hurdman, Skip Cunningham, Kathy Anderson, Georgia Jerant, Sally Arriola Dixon, Dick Pacheco, Gary Bean, Dennis Broadbent and Susan Pace Fullmer. With information or for more information contact Louise Hamilton at 472-3859, Tammy Johnson at 637-0842 or Maxine Samples at 637-4846 (work, M-F, 8a.m.-5 p.m.).

Elderhostel

On July 19-24, partake in a four night/five day hiking adventure with llamas. Five to seven miles perday in the San Jaun Mountains in Colorado. For more information visit www.canyonlandsfieldinst.org or call 800-860-5262.

Mrs. Utah Pageant

The pageant will be held June 28 at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, Jeanee Wagner Theater in Salt Lake City. Ticket office at 801-323-6998.

Labor Day Telethon Auditions

Auditions are being held for the 2003 Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon. Candidates must be at least 18 years old and must provide their own music. VHS format videotapes of performances, not to exceed four minutes in length should be sent to: Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon Talent Search 2003, 7800 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, Calif. 90036. Deadline for receipt of tapes is July 11.

Womens Cancer Screening Clinic

No cost or low cost breast and cervical cancer screening. This screening clinic will be held June 27 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. To schedule an appointment call Southeastern Utah District Health Department at 435-381-2252.

SARE Grants

People in Utah agriculture seeking support to explore sustainable practices can apply for competitive grants from the Wester Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program (SARE). The calls for proposals can be found on the web at sttp://wsare.usu.edu. For more information or to obtain hard copies, call the Western SARE office at 435-797-2257.

Mormon Short Story Contest

Sunstone Education Foundation announces the 2003 Brookie and D.K. Brown Memorial Fiction Contest, with the entry deadline extended from June 30 to July 31. Categories are short stories (under 6,000 words) and short-short stories (under 1,500). Entries must in some way relate to Latter-day Saints experience, theology or worldview. To receive a copy of the complete contest rules and fees, call Sunstone, 801-355-5926 or visit our website at www.sunstoneonline.com.

Team Photos

The Emery County Progress is asking that all the coaches of youth baseball and softball programs in the county leagues submit a photo of the team to the newspaper. If you don't have access to a camera, call us and we will come to your team to take the photo.

Pioneer Story Time

Pioneer Museum will be holding a "Pioneer Story Time" each Friday in June at 10 a.m. for children ages four through nine. Children will experience what it was like to be a child during the pioneer times.

Utah Festival Opera

The Utah Festival Opera's 2003 season is loaded with opportunity for patrons to become immersed in the festive and friendly atmosphere of this all inclusive 5-week event. This year's mainstage productions include Madama Butterfly, opening July 9; The Wizard of Oz, opening July 10; Nabucco, opening July 11 and The Fiddler on the Roof, opening July 12. For ticket information call the Dasante Box Office at 800-262-0074 or 435-750-0300 ext. 106, or visit www.tickets.com or www.arttix.org. All productions will run in repertory in the Ellen Eccles Theatre in Logan.

Gallery needs Stories

The gallery in the Joseph F. Smith building, now under construction, needs stories about the educational heritage of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Some ideas for stories include, but are not limited to the following: traditions of faith and learning, foundations of education in the restored gospel, early schools in Zion, education in the family and extending learning to all the world. There are also volunteer opportunities available. To submit stories write to the Education in Zion project at B-34 110A, Provo, Utah 84602, fax 801-422-0110 or email stories@byu.edu. To volunteer and learn more about the project visit http://exhibit.byu.edu or call 801-422-1986.

Summer Science

A summer science program for Utah teens is being held at Salt Lake Community College July 14-17. Activities are for teens age 12-15 years and be held from 8 a.m.-noon. For more information call Cydnee at 1-801-957-4826.

Educational Opportunities

The College of Eastern Utah has a new Educational Opportunity Center serving Carbon and Emery Counties. The program is designed to assist adults who would like to start into a college of their choice. The Educational Opportunity Center can assist students with a variety of services including financial aid application, college course selection and completing their GED if needed. It is a free service and targets low income and first generation students. If you would like to start college in the fall, now is the time to get started. The Educational Opportunity Center is located in the College Center - Room 213. Feel free to walk in without an appointment or call Shawnee at 613-5243. During the summer, the center will be closed on Fridays.

Veterans Affairs Workshop

The Utah Division of Veterans Affairs is hosting a workshop for veterans interested in obtaining employment with the federal government. Advance registration is required. There will be three sessions each limited to 140 participants. The workshop will be held at the SLC VA Medical Center, 500 Foothill Drive. Call 1-800-894-9497 to register.

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.

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 www.uw.org and clicking on "how to get help," or by calling the 211 information hotline. Families outside the Wasatch Front should call 888-826-9790.

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 the forest service birthday.

Scofield Triathlon/Biathlon and Huntington Canyon Walk/Run

Call Joan Taylor at 637-3009 to register for the Scofield 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.

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 www.arapeenatvjam.org.

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. 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.

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.

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.

Utah Rural Summit

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

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.

Story Time at Castle Dale Library

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

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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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