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Utah's Heritage Tourism

History class was never like th is! According to the Travel Institute of America, heritage tourism has become the most popular reason for travel. On Sept. 17 at 6 p.m. Wilson Martin will explore what this trend might mean for our communities. Mr. Martin is the Program Manager and Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer for the Division of State History, and will share his expertise at the John Wesley Powell River History Museum, 885 East Main, Green River. This is a presentation of the Utah Humanities Council Road Scholars, sponsored by the Green River Community Center, with funding support from the Utah HIstorical Society. The event is free and open to the public. Direct inquiries to the Museum at (435) 564-3427, or the Community Center at (435) 564-8221.

Know Before You Go

Utah's Off-Highway Vehicle Class will be held Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. in the County Building, 75 East Main, Castle Dale. Utah law states that children from ages 8-15 must be certified to operate an OHV on public lands. Register at the Emery County Recreation Office, 75 South 400 East, Castle Dale. Please register early. For more information, contact Emery County Recreation at 381-2108 or Mark Williams at 381-2493.

Seeking Public Input

The Utah Legislature's Hazardous Waste Regulation and Tax Policy Task Force will hold community meetings on Sept. 18 from 9-11 a.m. at the Price City Offices in room 207 and on Sept. 19 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. in the Blanding Arts and Events Center at the College of Eastern Utah San Juan Campus.

The task force is trying to get all the information pertaining to hazardous and radioactive waste out into the public domain. They want to look at both regulatory and tax policy to see if any statutory changes are needed. For more information, visit

CEU 65th Anniversary

The College of Eastern Utah will celebrate its 65th Anniversary on September 20. Campus activities start at noon with the Alumni, Friends and Family Picnic and Barbeque. Highlights include naming of the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center and dedication of the G.J. Reeves Building, tours of the campus, an opening art exhibit at Gallery East and the Prehistoric Museum. A special event, Kidsfest, will be held from 1-3 p.m. The dinner and dance is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. in the college center. The Jimmy Dart Orchestra will provide music for the dance. To make reservations call 435-613-5256.

Green River Melon Days

Sept. 19: breakfast in the park, 7 a.m.; games-all evening; Queen pageant at the high school, 7 p.m.; golf tournament at the golf course; square dancers in the park at 8 p.m. Sept. 20 breakfast in the park at 7 a.m.; parade on Main Street at 10 a.m.; entertainment, featuring Rockin Country in the park beginning at 11:30 a.m.; vendors in the park-all day; softball-all day and all evening; square dancers in the park at 8 p.m.; teen dance at the community center at 9 p.m. All you can eat melon in the park on Saturday.

Agriculural Appraisers

The American Society of Agricultural Appraisers is offering a four and a half day Personal Property Appraisal Seminar in Twin Falls, Idaho on Sept. 17-21. For more information call 1-800-488-7570 or online at

Utah Shakespearean Fall Festival

The fall festival opens Sept. 18 and runs through Oct. 18 with three productions in repertory: The Importance of Being Earnest, The Comedy of Errors, and The Little Shop of Horrors. Tickets are now on sale at the box office, or 1-800-PLAYTIX, or online at

Dedication at CEU

The new GJ Reeves Building will be dedicated on Sept. 20 in conjunction with the 65th anniversary celebration. The public is welcome to attend the renaming of the College Center which will start at 2 p.m. immediately followed by the dedication of the new GJ Reeves building and guided building tours.

Youth Baseball Players

Coast to Coast Athletics is recruiting Utah youth baseball players (ages 11-12, 13-15,16-18) to represent the USA in international competition in Puert Rico and Australia. For more information or to request a program application, please visit our website, or call the office at 1-928-854-9455.

Pennies by the Inch

The Pennies by the Inch campaign will run from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15. Volunteers throughout the intermountain area wll be collecting funds to hlep families and children who are unable to pay for their medical needs. Contributions can also be sent directly to Primary Children's Medical Center Foundation, 100 North Medical Drive, P.O. Box 58249, Salt Lake City, Utah 84158-0249.

Strawberry Valley Wildlife Festival

The public is welcome at the Strawberry Valley Wildlife Festival Sept. 12-14. There will be guest speakers, workshops and slide shows. For more information call Daniel Summit Lodge at 1-800-519-9969 or Jim Carter at 1-801-269-0619.

Utah Shakespearean Fall Festival

The fall festival opens Sept. 18 and runs trhough Oct. 18 with three production in repertory: The Importance of Being Earnest, The Comedy of Errors, and Little Shop of Horrors. Tickets are available now by calling 1-800-PLAYTIX or by visiting

EyeCare American Seniors

In honor of "Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day" the Utah ophthalmological Society encourages you to call the EyeCare America Seniors Program This program offers eye exams and care to seniors who are without an ophthalmologist (a medical eye doctor). To see if you or a loved one or a friend, 65 and older, is eligible to receive a referral for an eye exam and care, call 1-800-222-EYES (3937), 24 hours, seven days a week, year round.

Indoor Swap Meet

Vendors wanted for indoor swap meet to be held Oct. 18 at the Emery County Recreation Center. Now is the time to get rid of your unwanted treasures. Clean out your closets and join us at the swap meet. To reserve a booth contact Nancy at 384-3028 or any youth city council member. Sponsored by the Emery County Youth City Councils

Wind and Solar Energy Conference

Utah Wind and Solar Energy Conference will be held at the Salt Palace, Oct. 1. Registration at 7:30 a.m. Many workshops and speakers. Register online at

Soil and Water Conservation Tour

The San Rafael conservation district is sponsoring a tour of the recently completed Lawrence South Salinity Control Project. There will be a lamb fry following the tour for those attending. Meet at Huntington Park on Sept. 11 at 5 p.m. RSVP by Sept. 10 to 687-2986.

Donate School Supplies

There is a box in the lobby at Wells Fargo Bank in Castle Dale in which people can donate school supplies for the students in Emery County. The collected supplies will be given to the school district and they in turn will make the distrubution to the schools. All school supplies, including pencils, pens, paper, notebooks, and calculators will be accepted.

Huntington DUP

The Huntington DUP will host its meeting at 1 p.m. on Sept. 11 in the Huntington DUP building.

AIDS Conference

The nursing department at the College of Eastern Utah will be hosting an AIDS Conference Oct. 24 from 8 a.m.-Noon in the College Center Ballroom on the CEU campus. For more information contact the nursing department at 613-5262.

Utah Commission on Volunteers

The Utah Commission on Volunteers and Utah's Promise are currently seeking out nominees for the 2003 Red Wagon Awards to be presented in the State Capitol by Lt.Gov. Olene Walker. These award recognize individual volunteers or groups who have dedicated themselves to ensuring that the youth of this state receive the Five Promises: a caring adult, a safe school, a healthy start. marketable skills and opportunities to give back. To submit a nomination call 1-888-755-UTAH by Sept. 19.

Fresh Produce to the Food Bank

Local food pantries are asking home gardeners to support the 22nd annual Share the Harvest by donating their excess fruit and produce to their local food pantries. Utahns Against Hunger and the Emergency Food Network encourage gardeners around the state to share their harvest with those in need. The local food bank is located at 40 South Center Street in Castle Dale.

CollegeSTEPS Scholarship Sweepstakes

One hundred high school seniors will be randomly selected to receive a scholarship tuition prize. To sign up for the program or for more information, log on to or call 1-888-511-7302.

Veterans' Affairs Workshop

On Nov. 3 from 8 a.m.-Noon, the Utah Division of Veterans' Affairs will host a workshop with the Small Business Administration. The workshop will consist of information for veterans that plan on opening their own businesses or already own a small business. The workshop will be held at the Salt Lake City VA Medical Center building 9, located at 550 Foothill Drive. Pre-registration will begin Sept. 1. To register for the workshop or if you have questions, contact the division at 1-800-894-9497.

ACT Registration

College bound high school students who want to take the ACT Assessment on the Oct. 25 national test date should register by the postmark deadline of Sept. 19. The late registration deadline is Oct. 3 and will required an additional fee. Students can get registration materials from their school counselor or register online at

Camp Dale DUP

The opening meeting of the Camp Dale DUP will be held at the Castle Dale Rodeo Park on Monday Sept. 8 at 1p.m. Bring a boxed lunch and come prepared to bid for a lunch. This will be our fund raiser for the year. All current members and any others interested in joining are invited. Any questions call Carole at 381-5023.

Nominations Sought for Country Doctor of the Year

The Country Doctor of the Year Award recognizes the work of America's top rural physicians. Nomination forms may be requested by calling 866-756-0002 or by visiting Materials must be completed and returned by Oct. 3.

Wild Horse and Burro Workshop and Adoption

The BLM will host a wild horse and burro adoption where approximately 75 wilds horses and 15 burros will be presented to the public for adoption. The adoption will be held Sept. 20 and the workshop will be held Sept. 14-19. Both events will be held at the Deseret Peak Complex, 2930 West Highway 112 in Tooele.

Angels Have Wheels

All Medicare recipients should now be aware that they may be eligible to receive and electric wheelchair or power scooter, paid for by Medicare, if they suffer from conditions such as arthritis, cardiovascular disease and respiratory disorders, and have difficulty walking or propelling a manual wheelchair. For information on Medicare eligibility contact Gregory at 1-800-810-2877.

Melon Days Softball Tournament

The annual Melon Days mens softball tournament will be held Sept. 19-20. The coed tournament will be held Sept. 21 or Sept. 28. Space will be limited so get registered early. For more information contact Lucas and Victoria Shorts at 435-564-8479.

American Legion Veterans, Widows and Dependants

A field service officer from the American Legion Department Service Office in Salt Lake City will be working out of the Price Workforce Service Center from 8:30-10:30 a.m. on Sept. 30. This is a free service and veterans need not be members of the American Legion to qualify for assistance.

Peace Officers 10K Run

The Utah Peace Officers Association is sponsoring a Fallen Officers 10K run on Sept. 13 at 7 a.m. in Lehi at Wines Park (Center Street and 500 North). The public is welcome to run and show your support for law enforcement officers in Utah who have paid the ultimate price to protect Utah citizens. To register visit>

Recreation Center Open Night

Open nights at the Emery County Recreation Center will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8-10 p.m. Open night will begin Sept. 2. There will be basketball, fooseball, table tennis, darts, board games, etc. For more information, please call Emery County Recreation at 381-2108.

Statewide Wilderness Legislation

The Emery County Board of Commissioners is seeking your input. The Utah Associations of Counties is proposing to draft statewide wilderness legislation. Should Emery County actively join in the dialogue? Let your opinions/concerns be known at one or more of the following public hearings: Sept. 9, 7 p.m. at Orangeville City Hall; Sept. 10, 7 p.m. at Ferron City Hall; Sept. 11, 7 p.m. at Huntington City Hall.

Veterans of Foreign Wars

A field service officer from the VFW will be in your area to assist you in understanding an applying for rightful VA benefits, preparing and documenting application for compensation, pension, hospitalization and other benefits. This officer will be in the Price Workforce Service Center from 8:30-10:30 a.m. on Sept. 11.

Volunteers Needed

Emery County Care and Rehab is currently looking for volunteers to perform for one hour per month, providing musical entertainment for the residents. Any instrument is welcome. Any single person or group is welcome. Any age. Please call Tracy at 384-2301.


The Utah Safety Council is now offering a four-hour defensive driving course for individuals in the Price area. The course will take place on Sept. 27, 2003 at the College of Eastern Utah College Center, from 8:00 a.m.-noon. The four-hour course consists of classroom instruction and focuses on accident prevention, driving confidence, awareness of hazards and improving driving skills. Drivers may complete the course for a 50-point reduction from their Utah driving record, once every three years. Individuals 55 years of age and older, may qualify for insurance discounts after completing the course. Registration is $35 per person, or $10 for those age 55 and over that are only seeking a reduction in their insurance rate. For additional information or to register, please contact the Utah Safety Council at 800-933-5943 or visit

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