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Volunteers Needed

Can you spare a "time?" That's right, just a few hours of time once a week to make somebody happy. You know how good you feel when you do something for someone else. If you're a senior citizien with time on your hands please call, you'll be glad you did. 653-2295, 687-2548 or 748-2650. Looking for band members.

Special Needs Dance Program

Special Needs Dance registration will be held April 8 from 2-5 p.m. at the Emery County Recreation office, 75 South 400 East, Castle Dale. The program will be April 15-16. This program is for children who are physically or mentally challenged. For more information, contact Emery County Recreation at 381-2108.

BLM Internet Service

In a ruling issued on March 24, the US Court of Appeals has temporarily restored internet connections for the BLM and other Dept. of Interior agencies. This ruling will remain in effect until further review by the court.

Poster Contest

Hey kids! The Castle Dale Library is sponsoring a poster contest. The theme for the contest is "Something for Everyone at the Library." Please include the theme on your poster. Bring posters in by April 16. Posters will be displayed during national library week, April 19-23. Winners will be announced April 23 at 4 p.m. during Book Talk.

Rural Business Conference

Bob Bennett and Utah Rural Development Council host the third annual Rural Business Conference on May 25, at the Sevier Valley Center in Richfield. For more information visit, or contact Quinn Warnick, at 435-628-5514.

Cleveland Egg Hunt

Cleveland Town will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt this year on April 3 at noon. All preschool and elementary age children are welcome to meet in front of the town hall. Bring your baskets and don't miss the fun in Cleveland. It's free and fun and everybody gets a prize. Don't be late. For more information call the town hall at 653-2310 or Jamie at 653-2219.

Huntington Egg Hunt

Huntington Lions Club will hold an Easter egg hunt in Huntington on April 7 at 2 p.m. at the city park on Main Street.

Castle Dale Egg Hunt

All preschool and elementary age children are welcome to attend the awesome Castle Dale Easter Egg Hunt at Cheddar Field on April 7 beginning at 5:30 p.m., sharp. Remember to bring your Easter baskets to load up with prizes and candy. This is a free event sponsored by Castle Dale City and youth council.

Emery Town History Book

Emery Town is reprinting the original Emery Town 1883-1981 history book. Advance orders are being taken at the Emery Town Office. Call 286-2417 to reserve your copy. Plans are underway for the 24th of July celebration. Anyone wishing to set up a booth should contact city hall. Arts and Crafts are also being added to the celebration this year. Either for display or for sale. The annual talent show and games are also scheduled.

Easter Services

Mission San Rafael: Good Friday, Lord's Passion, April 9, 6 p.m.; Easter Mass, April 22, 2 p.m.; St Michael Mission in Green River: Easter Mass, April 11, 8 a.m.

Orangeville Burn Permits

Open burn window is March 27-May 2. Come into the city hall for a burn permit before you burn. Individuals who do not obtain a burn permit may be subject to penalties.

Vintage Photo Contest

The 2004 Vintage Photo Contest is out to spur interest in old photos with cash and prizes. Finalists will be judged on aesthetic value and the interest of the stories behind the photos. Finalists will be selected through where visitors can browse through the contest entries, read the stories and cast their votes. Monthly winners will be chosen to receive a free photo restoration and an 8x10 print. Deadline for new entries is Aug. 31. Upload your own photo or browse entries at

Teacher of the Year

Honor a teacher with a nomination for the Crystal Apple/Southeastern Teacher of the Year award. Sponsored by Emery Telcom. Nomination forms can be picked up at your local schools and at Emery Telcom's business offices in Price and Orangeville. Nominations due on or before April 16. For more information call Sandy Behling at 435-748-2223.

Cleveland Burn Window

Cleveland Town burn window will be March 22-May 2. Cleveland Town now requires everyone who plans a controlled burn to obtain a burn permit from the town hall. For more information, call 653-2310. This includes yard waste.

Crafters Wanted

Crafters are needed for the Castle Country Annual Spring Festival to be held April 23-24. For more information, contact Gay Lee at 381-2108 or 381-2850 or Debbie at 472-9570.

Emery Jones Retirement

Come one, come all, to celebrate the retirement of Emery Jones on April 13 at 6 p.m. at Emery High School auxiliary gym. Peer helpers, teachers, associates and friends are welcome.

Chris Boniol Kicking and Punting Camp

A Chris Boniol kicking and punting camp will be held in Salt Lake City on July 30-31. For more information on the cost, location and time, contact Chris at 1-214-793-0369 or visit

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

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.

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 the rescheduling of the banquet due to unforeseen circumstances. Rescheduled dates will be announced at a later date.

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.

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.

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 1 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 marque 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.

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 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 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.

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 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 Commision for Scholastic Assistance, P.O. Box 3209, Farifax, VA 22038-3209.

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.

Girl Scout Leaders Needed

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

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