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Manti-LaSal National Forest Birthday Party

Bring your kids, a blanket or a lawn chair and stay the afternoon at the Great Basin Environmental Education Center in Ephraim Canyon on July 24. Activities begin at 2 p.m. There will be histories, guided tours, hikes, cowboy poetry, musical groups, free food and cake, activites for kids, and Dr. Edward Geary, noted author and hisorian, will speak.

Dialogues for Peace

Beginning July 15 at 7 p.m., all are welcome by Paula to a series of Dialogues for Peace at Home Place in Orangeville. Call her at 748-2230 for details.

The Mormon Battalion

Ken Verdoia's two hour documentary Battalion, premieres on KUED Channel 7, July 21 t 8 p.m. uncovers the story of the Mormon Battalion during the war with Mexico.

Emery High Class of 1993

The class of 93 is announcing the 10 year reunion, July 25 at 6 p.m. at Emery High School. There will be activities, refreshments, and lots of opportunities to chat and see what the last 10 years have brought. For more information call Bryce Thompson at 801-593-8522 of send an email to

Food Handlers Permit Class

The Southeastern Utah District Health Department will be conducting two food handlers workshops July 17 at the Health Department in Castle Dale (25 West Main Street) at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. For more information call Terri Bennett at 381-2252 in Castle Dale or Dr. Claron D. Bjork at 637-3671 in Price.

Buckhorn District Round Table

Round Table will be held July 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Castle Dale Stake Center. For ALL scout and cub scout leaders. Youth Protection Guidelines, July 10 at 6:15 p.m. Training for leaders and parents.

Emery County Travel Bureau

For information concerning travel in the Emery County are visit Emery County Travel Bureau's website

Castle Dale Swimming Pool

The swimming pool still has openings for swimming lessons. Come in during pool hours to sign up. Sessions every two weeks until Aug. 8, Mon-Fri, Noon-7 p.m. Call 381-5298.

Relay for Life Luminaries

Luminaries will be available for the Relay for Life. They can be purchased in the Boyd's Pharmacy building in Castle Dale July 1-3. The Relay for Life walk will be July 11-12 and the Emery High School track.

Traditional Building Skills Institute

The Traditional Building Skills Institute at Snow College in Ephraim is offering its 2003-04 schedule of classes for people who wish to learn to create and renovate their homes cabins and buildings using traditional techniques and tools. For a complete list of all TBSI classes or to register visit and follow the links to TBSI or write to Jan Cragun, 150 East College Ave., Ephraim, Ut 84267, or call 1-435-283-7324.

Veteran, 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, preparing and documenting application for compensation, pension, hospitalization and other benefits. This is a free service to veterans. The VFW service officer will be working out of the Price Workforce Service Center from 8:30-10:30 a.m. on July 30.

The Sound of Music in Ouray

The Sound of Music will be performed on the Ouray School stage in Ouray, Colo. July 18-20 and 25-26. To reserve tickets call 970-325-7368. For lodging information call 800-228-1876.

Arbor Day Foundation

To obtain a tree ID guide, contact the National Arbor Day Foundation, Nebraska City, Neb. 68410 or go online to for ordering information.

A New Resource for Parents

To help kids fill their time more productively this summer vacation, the Federal Communications Commission has created a "Parents Place" on the FCC website that will help parents and other caregivers guide children in their use of telecommunications media. The web address is

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 names of 58,219 men and women who died or are Missing in Action are inscribed on the polished black face of the memorial.

FAIR Conference

The Foundation for Apologetic 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 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 program changes and new products.

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.).


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 or call 800-860-5262.

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.

SARE Grants

People in Utah agriculture seeking support to explore sustainable practices can apply for competitive grants from the Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program (SARE). The calls for proposals can be found on the web at sttp:// 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

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.

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 or 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 To volunteer and learn more about the project visit 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.

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.

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 has many rides scheduled, a safety class, and several dinners and breakfasts for participants. For more information 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.

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

Story Time at Castle Dale Library

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

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.

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

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 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 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

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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