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DROPS will be held March 23 at the fairgrounds, 500 East 100 South in Castle Dale. Sign ups begin at noon. You must be present to pick up a box. First come, first served. Do not block private driveways.

Veterans, Widow and Dependents

A field service officer from the Veterans of Foreign Wars 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 on April 8, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. in the Price Workforce Service Center.

Castle Dale Library Story Time

Story Time for pre-schoolers will be held every Friday at 11 a.m. Come and laugh it up with us.

Reading Rainbow Annual National Contest

Castle Dale Library announces its intent to promote the Reading Rainbow's 10th Annual National Contest. Kindergarten through third grade students can enter by writing and illustrating their own stories. Every entrant will receive a certificate of achievement signed by LaVar Burton. Twelve national winners will be selected, three for each grade level. Contest ends April 2. Visit the library for more information. Last year's winners can be viewed at

Little League Sign Ups

Emery County Little League sign ups will be held on March 24 and 25. Locations are as follows: Elmo-Kelly Mortensen residence, 205 East Main; Cleveland-Wynne Ann Cowley residence, 2280 Southflat Road; Huntington-Old City Hall; Castle Dale-Kent Jorgensen residence, 315 East 600 North; Orangeville-Cottonwood Elementary; Ferron-City Hall; Emery-Pat Sundstrom residence-144 West 200 North. For more information call Mark Tanner at 748-5522. Practices begin March 28, play begins April 20.

Free Gun Locks

The National Safety Tour will visit Emery County to provide free cable-style gunlocks and accompanying education materials as part of the Project Childsafe Program on March 15 at the Emery County Sheriff's Office. For further information visit

Heritage Tourism

Wilson Martin, Associate Director of the Utah State Historical Society, will speak at CEU Prehistoric Museum in Price, on March 18 at 7 p.m.

Prelude to Glory

Russell Wilson will present a musical celebration of the American Revolutionary War entitled Prelude to Glory on March 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Price Civic Auditorium.

Emery High Rodeo

The Emery High School Rodeo Team will host their annual rodeo April 16-17 at the rodeo grounds in Castle Dale. The rodeo will begin at 4 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. on Saturday. A moment to honor the seniors on the team will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday evening. Rodeo will begin at 5 p.m.

Mass Vaccination Clinic

Southeastern Utah District Health Department mass vaccination clinic will be held March 20 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Creekview Elementary in Price. Free shots will be administered to adults (18 years or older). All residents from Emery, Carbon, Grand and San Juan counties are welcome to attend. For more information call 435-259-5602. Vaccinations offered will be tetanus, hepatitis A and B, singley or in combination.

Women's Conference

CEU will host the 25th annual women's conference on April 16 with Norma Matheson keynoting the afternoon session. The conference will take place in the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center. For information call 435-613-5256. For Woman of the Year nomination, contact USU Extension at 435-636-3236 and return form by March 26.

Mule Deer Foundation

The Castle Country Chapter of the Mule Deer Foundation announced it will host a fund-raising banquet/auction at the Price Elks Lodge on March 27. Social hour from 5-7 p.m., dinner from 7-8 p.m. and live and silent auction and raffle from 8-10 p.m. For information contact Tracy at 435-472-0984 or Bill at 435-687-3248.

Ferron City Controlled Burn Season

Controlled burn season will be March 27-May 2. Stop in at city hall and fill out a burn permit before you burn. Calling in burn information to city hall will no longer be acceptable. Individuals who burn without signing a permit may be subject to penalties.

Babe Ruth Baseball Meeting

The San Rafael Babe Ruth Baseball organization meeting will be held March 18 at the Emery County Recreation Building in Castle Dale at 6 p.m.

Emery County Historical Society

Jan Petersen and Dixon Peacock will present museum history at the Pioneer Museum in Castle Dale. The program will begin at 7 p.m. For more information contact Bert Oman at 381-5676 or Joyce Staley at 748-5165.

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 preregister. 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 preregister. 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

Scouts have you been working on your booth for the Scout A Rama that will be held on May 1 at the Emery County Recreation Building in Castle Dale? Cub Scouts do you have your posters made? The Cub Scouts will be around selling tickets for this. Ticket sales will begin April 1. To make this Scout A Rama successful, we all need to have a booth. Let's make this the biggest Scout A Rama ever. Support the scouting program.

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" will be held April 6-8 at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City. Visit for more information and to register.

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 information 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.

Arbor Day Foundation

Ten free white flowering dogwood 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.

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 Lang 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 Commission 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.

Girl Scout Leaders Needed

Girl Scouts need leaders in Emery County. Call Nina Green at 800-678-7809 to volunteer.

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