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Historical Society

The Emery County Historical Society will be meeting on Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Museum of the San Rafael. Guest speaker will be Russell Larsen. He will speak on the Wilberg Mine Disaster. Special musical guests will be Darrel, Robert and Gary Price.

Essay and Creative Story Contest

The Emery County Farm Bureau is sponsoring its annual Essay and Creative Story Contest. The theme is "Farming and Ranching in Utah." Prizes will be awarded in five age categories with local winners being forwarded to state competition. Everyone is welcome to enter the contest. Entries are due to Joy Humphrey (748-2820) by Oct. 31.

Love to Eat?

The Emery County Farm Bureau will hold its annual business meeting Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. at the Huntingotn Senior Citizens Center. Policies and issues affecting local agriculture will be discussed as well as the election of the local board officers. Anyone interested in agriculture is welcome to attend. A light supper will be served.


DROPS will be held Oct. 28 at the Fairgrounds, 500 East 100 South, Castle Dale. Sign up begins at 11 a.m. You must be present to pick up a box. First come, first served. Please do not block private driveways.

Bread and Soup Night

The College of Eastern Utah will be hosting the Bread 'N Soup nights again starting Oct. 27, and continuing each Monday night through Nov. 24. Dinners will be in the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center from 5-6:30 p.m. All proceeds will go to the Carbon County Food Bank. Come enjoy dinner and live entertainment.

Ferron Elementary Halloween Carnival

The Ferron Elementary PTO will be holding their annual Halloween Carnival at the Ferron Elementary Gymnasium on Thursday, Oct. 30 from 3- 6 pm. There will be food and games for the entire family. Admission is free and game tickets will be sold for a small fee. Halloween costumes are encouraged but not required. For more information or questions call 384-3162.

Chamber of Commerce Luncheon

The next membership luncheon for the Chamber of Commerce will be held Oct. 30 at the Museum of the San Rafael at noon. Wilson Martin will be the guest speaker and will be addressing the subject of Heritage and Tourism. RSVP to the Chamber Office at 381-2547. There is a small fee for the luncheon.

Salvation Army

Donations are needed from Emery County residents to the Emery Chapter of the Salvation Army which provides emergency assistance for the people of Emery County as well as people traveling through the area. Mail donations to the Emery County Sheriff's Office, Box 281, Green River, Utah 84525 or Emery County Sheriff's Office, Box 817, Castle Dale, Utah 84513. For information, contact Cheryl Keener at 435-564-3432.

Make a Difference Day

RSVP volunteers will be at Stewart's Market from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Oct. 25, participating in National Make a Difference Day. The volunteers will be passing out books to children who are with their parents, and encouraging parents to read with their children. For more information or to volunteer to help call 381-2765 or 749-0334.

Ferron City Survey

Ferron City will be conducting a door to door survey during the next few weeks in the cities of Ferron, Clawson and Moore. This survey is in regards to the application of a Community Development Block Grant.

Meet the Candidate Night

The American Legion and Auxiliary is sponsoring a Meet the Candidate Night at the Ferron City for the Ferron candidates. It will be held Oct. 22 at 7 p.m.

Huntington City Clean Up

October is Huntington City clean up month. Everyone is encouraged to get out and clean up their property. Three large trash bins have been placed for citizen use. The locations are 400 North 300 East, 350 West Center and 300 South 200 East. These bins will be available through Oct. 31. Everything must be placed inside the bins, please do not put anything on the ground.

Pheasant Hunter's Breakfast and Luncheon

The Lily of the Valley Camp DUP will host its annual fund raising Pheasant Hunter's Breakfast and Luncheon Nov. 1 and 8 beginning at 7 a.m. The festivities will be held at 55 South 100 East in Elmo. Drawing for the quilt and other items will be held Nov. 8 at 3 p.m.

Stress Relief

Dr. Ronald Sanders will host an informative evening on the subject of stress relief. It will be at the Castle Dale Senior Citizens Center on Oct. 21 at 7 p.m.

ATV Ride in West Desert

The BLM and state parks will be leading rides on the newly mapped and signed trail systems in the west desert on Oct. 25. Those wishing to participate should meet at the Delta Park at 9 a.m. Maps will be available. For more information, contact or call 801-538-7357.

Veterans, Widows and Dependents

A field service officer from the American Legion, will be in Price in the Workforce Service Center on Oct. 23 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. This officer will be assisting in understanding and applying of rightful VA benefits, preparing and documents application for compensation, pension, hospitalization and other benefits.

Huntington Elementary Craft Fair

Huntington Elementary will hold its annual craft fair in the school gym Nov. 12 from 1-4 p.m. There will be Thanksgiving and Christmas crafts, food and other items. Everyone welcome.

Canine Obedience School

Canine obedience school will begin Oct. 22 from 6-7 p.m. at the Emery County Recreation Center located at 75 South 400 East in Castle Dale. The class will run for six weeks. Pre-register at the Rec Office by Oct. 21. Each class, puppy class and adult class is open to 10 participants. Each canine must be current on vaccinations. For more information contact Emery County Rec at 381-2108 or Cheryl Sorensen at 384-2665.

Tri-Stake Fireside

Castle Dale, Ferron and Huntington Stakes are pleased to host a special fireside. Brother Thurl Bailey will be the guest speaker. He was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1996. This fireside is Latter-day Saint standard and dress. Everyone from 12 to 100 is welcome to attend. No small children or babies.

Bailey will be available for autographs, pictures, and he will also have CDs, and tapes available for those interested. The date for this is Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Spartan Center in Castle Dale.

Food Handlers Workshop

The Southeastern Utah District Health Department will be conducting two food handler's workshops Oct. 23 at the health department in Castle Dale, 25 West Main Street, at 4 and 7 p.m. For more information contact Terri Bennett at 381-2252 in Castle Dale or Dr. Claron Bjork at 637-3671 in Price.

Relay Utah

Relay Utah launched, making information about its toll free service and other resources easier to access by Utah's deaf, hard of hearing, speech disabled communites and their friends and families. Visit this website to learn more.

Utah Stories

Keep it true and keep it short are the two rules that apply to the search for stories from Utah. Everyone has a story to tell and DuckBites wants to help you tell it. Submissions must be in written or oral form and sent to Todd Call at 801-775-8430 or email to

DUP Afghan and CD

The Old Mill Camp of the DUP is offering a unique collection of over 200 pictures on CD. There are group pictures and pictures of past and present buildings in Ferron. The CD is being pre-sold to help raise money for the publishing of the book. Can be used as a screen saver or viewed as a picture album. The Old Mill Camp also has an afghan for sale. Contact Irene Williams at 384-2902 or Ferron City Hall.

Huntington City Survey

Huntington City will be going after funding available through the Community Development Block Grant. A survey of approximately 345 residences will be conducted to establish the number of family members and income levels in order to qualify for this grant. The city urges you to cooperate in order to help make this application a success.

Union Local 6363

Attention, union meeting for local 6363 will be held the third Wednesday of every month at the District 22 office in Price. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. Attend if you want to receive 70 year anniversary cap.

Castle Dale Library Story Time

Story Time for pre-schoolers will be held at the Castle Dale Library every Friday at 11 a.m., except. Nov. 28, Dec. 26 and Jan. 2.

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.

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.

Angels Have Wheels

All Medicare recipients should now be aware that they may be eligible to receive an 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.

Recreation Center Open Night

Open nights at the Emery County Recreation Center will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8-10 p.m. There will be basketball, foosball, 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.


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ACT Test

College-bound high school students who want to take the ACT test for college addmissions have two chances to register before the Dec. 13 national test date. To postmark registration deadline if Nov. 7. An additional fee will be required for the late postmark deadline of Nov. 20. For more information contact Ken at 319-337-1028 of email

Downpayment Initiative

The Homeownership Challenge is to increase minority homeownership by 5.5 million by the end of the decade. The American Dream Downpayment Initiative made significant progress as the US House of Representatives passed a $400 million bill to assist 80,000 low income families to become homeowners. For more information visit

Free Trees

To receive 10 free autumn classics trees, send membership contribution to Autumn Classic Trees, National Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Avenue, Nebraska City, NE 68410, by Oct. 31. The free trees are part of the nonprofit foundation's Trees for American campaign and include two sugar maples, scarlet oak, sweetgum, red oak, silver maple, white dogwood, washington hawthorn and two red maples.

Utah Stories 2003 Technical Assistance Program Seminar

US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is presenting the Technical Assistance Program Seminar Nov. 7 at the Wyndham Hotel in Salt Lake City. For registration and information call 1-202-663-7071 email

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