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Snowmobile Safety and You

Utah's snowmobile class will be held March 17 at 6 p.m. at the county building located at 75 East Main, Castle Dale. Utah law states that children from ages 8-15 must be certified to operate a snowmobile on public lands. Register at Emery County Recreation Office located at 75 South 400 East in Castle Dale. Participants must pre-register. For more information, contact Emery County Recreation at 381-2108 or Mark Williams at 381-2493.

Know Before You Go

Utah's ATV class will be held March 19 at 7 p.m. at the county building located at 75 East Main Street, Castle Dale. Utah law states that children from ages 8-15 must be certified to operate an ATV on public lands. Register at Emery County Recreation Office located at 75 South 400 East in Castle Dale. Participants must pre-register. For more information, contact Emery County Recreation at 381-2108 or Mark Williams at 381-2493.

Foodhandlers Workshop

The Southeastern Utah District Health Department will be conducting two food handlers workshops March 25 at the health department in Castle Dale (25 West Main Street). The first at 4 p.m. and the next at 7 p.m. For more information call Terri Bennett at 381-2252.

Scout A Rama

The Buckhorn District will hold their annual Scout A Rama on May 1 at the Emery County Recreation Building from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. All cub scouts, scouts, Varsity and Ventures are encouraged to have a booth. For more information plan to attend the March Round Table on March 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Castle Dale Utah Stake Center. All cub scouts are also encouraged to enter the poster contest.

SEUOHVC Spring Poker Ride

A Swell Cure for Cabin Fever spring poker ride, sponsored by Emery County Recreation and SouthEastern Utah Off Highway Vehicle Club will be held March 27. This ride will be held in Utah's scenic San Rafael. For information, call 435-384-2264, 435-381-2493, 435-381-2244 or 435-286-2258

Help With Inhalers

The in home Rx programs makes available breathing medications and Nebulizers to patients who may have asthma, emphysema or COPD at no cost to the recipient, if they qualify. Call 1-800-344-5764 or visit the website for more information on the details of this program.

Ferron Reading Program

Ferron Elementary PTO encourages all residents of Ferron to help them to read one million pages. As you read for work or leisure, keep track of the pages you read. Record keeping forms are available at Ferron Elementary, Ferron Library and Ferron City Hall during business hours. Forms may be returned to the same locations. Totals will be recorded every Friday and posted on the marquee in front of the school. For information contact the school at 384-2383.

CASA Volunteers Needed

Each year hundreds of children in Emery and Carbon counties become wards of the juvenile court system due to child abuse, neglect or abandonment. The child welfare system can only devote so much time and attention to each individual case and , consequently, to each individual child. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Volunteers are ordinary men and women who find it in their hearts and their schedules to help these abused and neglected children. Those interested in volunteering should contact Kerrie, the CASA coordinator at 435-381-5595.

Conference on Service

The 2004 Utah Conference on Service "Engaging Community" willb e held April 6-8 at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City. Visit for more information and to register.

Canyonlands Institute

Canyonlands Field Institute offers soft adventure educational programs that enhance the experiences of visitors to the Colorado Plateau. For more information on courses offered, go to

Emery County Progress Has Moved

The Emery County Progress Newspaper office has moved to 410 East Main Street, Suite B, in Castle Dale.

Ten Star Basketball Camp

Applications are now being accepted for the Ten Star Basketball Camp Summer Camps. For a free brochure, call 704-373-0873, anytime.

Biking by Choice

Biking by Choice is sponsoring a bicycle ride through Utah to remind Utahns about the Utah donor registry. The ride will begin on the Idaho border in late April and rides will be on the weekends to continue through the state. A main event ride will begin in Huntington and will continue for six days through the heart of Utah. For details, write to David at 215 East 300 North, Orem, UT 84057 or send an email to (

Senior Wheels

The senior wheels USA program makes available power (electric) wheelchairs to senior citizens and the permanently disabled at no cost if they qualify. Call for more informations to see about qualification requirements 1-800-246-6010.

Senior Mobility

The Senior Mobility Program makes available to senior citizens and the permanently disabled, power electric wheelchairs at no cost to the recipient, if they qualify. Call 1-800-451-0971 to see if you qualify.

Utah Valley Cancer Center

Utah Valley Cancer Center, located at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center has a new toll-free phone number. Anyone can call 1-866-549-3800 to schedule an appointment, get information about local cancer support groups or to find out more about IHC cancer services and physicians. Hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Emery County Fair Entries

Begin thinking about entries for the Emery County Fair exhibits. Now is the time to start. For information , contact Bernice Payne at 653-2212, the Extension Office at 381-2381 or Kathy Justice at 687-2403. This year's theme is "Building Bridges." We encourage everyone to join in and submit an entry. Prizes will be awarded this year. The exhibits will become a thing to remember. There are many talented people in this county and the exhibits in last year were among the best in the state. Help keep the number of exhibits growing and improving.

Miss Teen Utah International and Mrs. Utah International

Applications are now being accepted for city/county titleholders to compete for the title of Miss Teen Utah International and Mrs. Utah International to be held May 7-8, at Bingham High School. Each city/county titleholder will receive a banner and crown pin as well as a wonderful prize package just for entering. Call or write: Miss Teen Utah International/Mrs. Utah International Pageant, PO Box 459, Riverton, UT 84065, (801) 254-4616, fax (801) 254-8547, or email, visit for more information.

Arbor Day Foundation

Ten free flowering trees can be received free for joining the National Arbor Day Foundation. For more information go online at or contact the National Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Avenue, Nebraska City, Neb. 68410.

Check out the Spacecraft Activities

To learn more about the activities of spacecraft from NASA, log on to their website More information can be found from Utah's ambassador to NASA, Patrick Wiggins at

Utah Arts Festival

The Utah Arts Festival is now accepting applications from visual, performing and culinary artists who would like to be considered for participation in the 2004 Festival at Library Square. Applications are available online at or at the office at 331 West Pierpont Avenue in Salt Lake City. For information contact Lisa Sewell at 801-322-2428.

Eyeglasses for Lions Club

The Huntington Lions Club is gathering used eyeglasses to be distributed to needy people in Third World countries. There is a special need for childrens' glasses. For more information, contact Judy Lange at 687-5349.

New Exhibits at the Museum of Church History and Art

Four new exhibits have opened at the Museum of Church History and Art. They are Landscape and Life: The Rural Setting of the Latter-day Saint, Boyd K. Packer: the Lifework of an Amateur Artist, Music and the Spoken Word: Celebrating 75 Years of Mormon Tabernacle Choir Radio and You Have a Family Tree. For information concerning museum hours call 801-240-3310.

College Tuition Assistance

The US Commission for Scholastic Assistance offers many scholarships in many different categories. For information on obtaining these scholarship lists, send a self-addresssed stamped envelope, business size, to: The US Commision for Scholastic Assistance, P.O. Box 3209, Farifax, VA 22038-3209.


Need help with your heating bills? Get in touch with HEAT. Apply at Emery County Community Center, 40 South Center Street in Castle Dale. Applications will be taken from Nov. 3, 2003 to March 31, 2004. Proof of income, family size or disability will be required. Call 381-5410 for an appointment.

Power Wheelchairs

The Senior Wheels USA Program makes available power (electric) wheelchairs to senior citizens (65 years and older) and the permanently disabled at no cost to the recipient, if they qualify. Call toll free at 1-800-246-6010.

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.

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.

Girl Scout Leaders Needed

It turns out that we don't have any active troops right in your area, the GR kids are the closest ones. If you're able, a message saying that adults are needed to lead a troop in the area would be so appreciated! The contact for that would be Nina Green at 800-678-7809.

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