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Girls High School Tennis

Emery High girls tennis will start Aug. 13 at 8 a.m. Girls 9th through 12th grades are eligible. Bring your racket to this first meeting.

Concert in the Park

The Utah Arts Council's Folk Arts Program's annual Mondays in the Park Concert Series continues Aug. 18 with Michael Robinson, Cowboy Poetry and song; and Aug. 25 with Ballet Folklorico Citlali, known for spectacular dance choreographies of Mexico's Native American heritage. For more information call (801) 533-5760.

Early Notice for Republicans

This is an early notice that the Emery County Republicans will be having their Fall dinner Sept. 26, so it can be put on personal calendars. The dinners will be held at the Emery County Recreation Building in Castle Dale at 6 p.m.

Canyon View Football

Canyon View Junior High football will start on Aug. 20, the first day of school. Players will need a physical if they did not get one last school year. Bring the fees, which include the fee and spirit pack.

Old Mill DUP Camp

Old Mill Camp DUP, Ferron, is in the final stages of publishing the "History of Ferron" book. If you have not submitted your history, it is not too late. Contact Evelyn Huntsman or Irene Williams. This would make a perfect gift for someone who lived in the Ferron area or for any history buff's collection. Pre-publishing orders are being taken. Also, Old Mill still has Ferron Afghans and Ferron History picture CDs for sale. These are available at the Ferron City Hall, from any Old Mill Camp DUP member.

Families Connected

This group connects families of children with mental or emotional challenges to each other, community resources and "piece" of mind. They meet on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Castle Dale Elementary. Free childcare and refreshments.

Back to School Extravaganza

Families Connected is hosting a Back to School Extravaganza on Aug. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at Castle Dale Elementary. Information booths, prizes, childcare anc refreshments. Get ready for back to school with your special needs children.

BAD 2 Association

The BAD 2 Association represents men and women, who in World War II were stationed in England at Base Air Depot #2. The annual reunion for this group is scheduled in Salt Lake City on Sept. 4-6. For more information contact Dick McClune, 527 Quarterfield Road, Newport News, VA 23602.

Central High Reunion

All classes of Central High School can participate in a reunion to be held at the Museum of the San Rafael on Aug. 30. The festivities will begin at 11 a.m. Those who are planning to attend, must RSVP no later than Aug. 15 by sending the meal fee and your registration form to Central High School Reunion, c/o Keith Ware, Box 537, Orangeville, Utah 84537. For more information call Keith at 435-748-2323 or Jim at 801-253-9622.

Former Exchange Student

Jacob Christensen was an exchange student from Denmark who lived in Emery County in 1987-88. He would like to hear from his host family and any of his friends who read the Progress. Email address is jacobchristensen@oncable.dk.

DUP Opening Social

Emery County Company of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers will hold their opening social on Aug. 23 at the Castle Dale City Park (rain location will be the Castle Dale Senior Citizens Center). Officers meeting will begin at 10 a.m. with training sessions. General meeting and brunch will be at 11 a.m. Meet the new company board and kick off an exciting new year of DUP.

DUP New Member Drive

Want a break from stresses of modern day life? Like to learn new things? Does studying history fit the bill for you? Then join the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. You will learn about the history of Utah, skills, crafts, and recipes used by Utah's pioneers. DUP is open to daughters over the age of 18, Not a descendant of an ancestor who came to Utah Prior to May 10, 1869? No problem, join as a associate member. For more information contact: Lois in Elmo, 653-2504; Sharlene in Huntington, 687-2268; Earlene in Orangeville, 748-2791; Irene in Cleveland, 653-2239; Jo in Ferron, 384-2648; Bly in Castle Dale, 381-2153; or Judy in Green River, 564-3359.

1998 Emery High School Class Reunion

Emery High School Class of '98 reunion scheduled for Aug. 13 has been canceled.

Public Service Announcements

To access 60 second public service announcements to educate America's youth about the anti-drug movement, log on to www.stopaddiction.com or call 1-800-468-6933.

Spanish Relay Service

Relay Utah introduces toll free spanish language telephone translation serves, to connect deaf, hard of hearing, and speech disabled Utahns who desire to communicate in Spanish with Utah's hearing community. Spanish Relay is available at 1-888-346-3162.

Postal Service Website

Consumers can access the postal service online. The website is www.usps.com. The website delivers a wide variety of postal information and services to assist anyone who wishes to use the US mail. Services range from buying stamps to finding zip codes.

All Star Team Photos

All star team coaches who wish to submit photos and information about how the teams did in competition are encouraged to bring the information to the Progress office at 190 East Main in Castle Dale. In email is preferred, the email address is editor@ecprogress.com.

Tour de Emery

Emery County Bike Ride against cancer sponsored by the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, promoted by MECCA will be held Aug. 22. Rides will begin in Emery and end at Cleveland. Get a donor form and information sheet at any county library.

Emery County Travel Bureau

For information concerning travel in the Emery County are visit Emery County Travel Bureau's website www.sanrafaelcastlecountry.com.

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.

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 www.fcc.gov/parents.

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 www.fairlds.org/conf03b.html. You may also register by phone at 801-479-3705.

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.).

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://wsare.usu.edu. For more information or to obtain hard copies, call the Western SARE office at 435-797-2257.

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.

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 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.

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 www.arapeenatvjam.org.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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