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Republican Women Convention

The National Federation of Republican Women will hold it's fall convention Sept. 19-21 at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City. Program highlights include appearances and speeches by top Bush administration officials, members of Congress, Utah elected officials and party leaders. For more information visit www.nfrw.org/programs/convention/.

Outlaw Moto X

Ironhorse raceway in Huntington presents Outlaw Moto X, non-points race, Sept. 20. For more information contact Blair or Maurdi Larsen at 435-687-9273.

Castle Dale Library Story Time

Story Time for pre-schoolers will begin Oct. 3. It will be held every Friday at 11 a.m. Will be held every Friday expect. Nov. 28, Dec. 6 and Jan. 2.

Attention Cleveland Residents

Representatives from the town will be contacting you regarding a short survery. The survey is the first requirement for the 2004 Community Block Grant. This grant and the survey is the same as the grant we received to purchase playground equipment. Your time and cooperation is appreciated. Any questions regarding this survey, contact town hall during business hours. Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at 653-2310.

Veterans, Widows, and Dependents

A field service officer from the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Department of Service Office 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. The field service officer will be working out of the Price Workforce Service Center from 8:30-10:30 a.m. on Oct. 9.

Emery Republicans

The annual fall banquet will be held Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. at the Emery County Recreation Building in Castle Dale. Support the Emery County Republican party. Tickets may be purchased from your local precinct chairman or vice chariman or call Bill Dellos at 748-2488 or Elaine Hatch at 687-2229, or at the door.

Green River Gymkana

The Fall Fling will be held Oct. 11. Pre-registration will be at 9 a.m. Competition will begin at 10 a.m. All equine welcome, western or casual attire. For more information call the Green River Community Center at 435-564-8221 or the Green River Riding School at 435-564-3554.

College Scholarship Source Guide

The 11th annual National Academic Scholarship Source Guide is now available for students and their families. The guide is published specifically to help college bound high school seniors and college and graduate students find scholarship money to help pay for tuition, room and board, text books, lab fees, and other educational expenses. Send a self addressed stamped #10 envelop along with a small fee to cover handling to NAFA, 188 Summer Street, Dept. F03, Portsmouth, NH 03801.

Wind Symphony Concert

The Eastern Utah Wind Symphony, a college-community ensemble at College of Eastern Utah, will present the first concert of its 2003-04 season on Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Price Civic Auditorium. The performance will feature music by the British composer, Gordon Jacob. Admission is free.

Utah's Heritage Tourism

History class was never like this! 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 www.le.utah.gov.

CEU 65th Anniversary

The College of Eastern Utah will celebrate its 65th Anniversary on Sept. 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.

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 www.amagappraisers.com.

Shakespearean 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 www.bard.org.

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 Puerto Rico and Australia. For more information or to request a program application, please visit our website, www.CoastToCoastAthletics.com 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.

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 www.wind.utah.gov.

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 distribution to the schools. All school supplies, including pencils, pens, paper, notebooks, and calculators will be accepted.

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

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 www.wellsfargo.com/collegesteps 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 www.act.org.

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 www.countrydoctoraward.com. 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 www.fallenofficers10k.com/>www.fallenofficers10k.com.

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.

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.

DEFENSIVE DRIVING CLASSES NOW AVAILABLE

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 www.utahsafetycouncil.org.

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