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Cottonwood Elementary Halloween

Cottonwood Elementary PTO is sponsoring a trunk or treat night and spook alley at the school on the night of Oct. 31. Festivites will be from 4-6 p.m.

Parent Teacher Student Conferences

Parent/Teacher/Student conferences for Emery High School will be held Oct. 28 and 29 from 3-6 p.m. Pick up student report cards at the office before visiting teachers.



Anti-Tobacco Advocacy

Utah's youth anti-tobacco advocacy group, the Phoenix Alliance, encourages youth to fight big tobacco by entering the seventh annual Truth From Youth Anti-Tobacco Advertising contest. Entries are grouped in elementary, junior and senior high categories with cash prizes. Contest deadine is March 22, 2004. Create anti-tobacco radio, TV or billboard ads to enter. For more information call 1-801-256-4924 or visit www.youthagainsttobacco.com.

Best Utah Cookbooks

Clubs, churches, communities, restaurants, individuals and others may submit cookbooks for consideration by calling 1-800-343-1583 or sending an email to tray@quailridge.com. Nominated cookbooks must contain recipes specific to Utah, must currently be in print and must be available for mail order to the public. There is no cost to participate. Deadline for entry is Nov. 3.

Utah Tobacco Quit Line

Utahns who need help quitting tobacco may call the Utah Tobacco Quit Line at 1-888-567-TRUTH. The quit line offers live tobacco cessation counseling, as well as referrals to additional services, state-of-the-art cessation booklets and kits with quitting aids. The quit line operates Monday-Thursday from 6 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday from 6 a.m.-8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Also visit www.utahquitnet.com which offers 24 hour help.

Health Summit

A statewide summit "Eliminating Inequalities in Health" will be held Nov. 13 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Main Library Auditorium. The purpose of the summit is to build connections between the Utah Department of Health and the community to better address social inequalities in health as well as develop long term strategies to reduce health inequalities. Register on line by Nov. 7 at www.utahissues.org or call Jennifer at 1-801-521-2035, ext. 100.

IronHorse Raceway

IronHorse Raceway will hold their next race on Nov. 1 at the motocross track in Huntington. Categories for riders of all ages including pee wees and ATV racers. For more information call Blair and Maurdi Larsen at 687-9273.

Power Wheelchairs

If you have suffered a stroke or been diagnosed with arthritis, Parkinson's disease, a respiratory disorder, or any other condition which causes you to be unable to walk or self propel a manual wheelchair, you may be eliglible to receive a motorized wheelchair at no out of pocket expense. Call Independent Senior toll free at 1-800-383-8435.

Veterans, Widows and Dependents

A field service officer from the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Department Service Office in Salt Lake City will be at the Price Workforce Service Center from 8:30-10:30 a.m. on Nov. 6 to assist in understanding and applying for rightful VA benefits. This is a free service.

Log Home Expo

The Log Home and Timber Frame Expo is coming to the South Towne Exposition Center in Salt Lake City Nov. 7-9. The Expo will feature more than 100 exhibitors. For more information log on to www.logexpo.com.

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 Huntington 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 invited to attend. A light supper will be served.

DROPS

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.

Ferron Elementary Halloween Carnival

The Ferron Elementary PTO will be holding their annual Halloween Carnival at the Ferron Elementary Gymnasium on Oct. 30 from 3-6 p.m. 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 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.

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 bin, 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.

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. The postmark registration deadline is 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 or email Ken.Gullette@act.org.

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.

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. He is very talented in many ways. 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.

Free Trees

To receive10 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.

Relay Utah

Relay Utah launched relayutah.gov, 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.

2003 Technical Assistance

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 eeo.training@eeoc.gov.

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.

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 every Friday at 11 a.m. Will be held every Friday except. Nov. 28, Dec. 26 and Jan. 2.

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.

Rec 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.

Medications

"Free & Low Cost Prescription Drugs - 7th edition," a book that lists drugs available through patient assistance programs, either free or for very low cost directly from the manufacturer, is published by the Cost Containment Research Institute in Washington, DC. The book explains how to find out if you qualify, and suggests 17 ways to reduce your medicine costs. Consumers may receive the book by sending a fee which covers printing, postage and handling, to: Institute Fulfillment Center, Book #: PD-75, P.O. Box 210, Dallas, PA 18612-0210. The website is www.institutedc.org, and the information number is (202) 478-0481.

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