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Dr. David Law Provides Expert Advice for Parents

The Emergency Local Interagency Council and Domestic Violence Coalition presents Dr. David Law, an Emery County native and co-author of the parenting program Love, Limits and Lattitude. He will speak on "What parents can do to help their child." April 28 at 7 p.m. at the Museum of the San Rafael. Everyone welcome.

Green River Trail Ride

April 23-25� Come and enjoy the beautiful San Rafael Swell Region. Ride through the desert, around and through the canyons, reliving the lives of the cowboys and prospectors of yesterday. April 23, registration at the campsite, please bring confirmation letter. April 24, 25 trail rides. For information Fran @ 435-564-8112, Kathy @ 435-546-8114, Bonnie @ 435-564-3342 after 6pm, or grtrailride@yahoo.com Registration deadline April 2, 2004

Youth Leadership Conference

We Are Survivors is the theme for the Castle Valley Youth Leadership Conference to be held May 21-22. Pre-registration deadline is May 1. For more information contact Gay Lee at 381-2850, Danette at 748-2085, Nancy at 384-3028 or Julie at 687-9744 or pick up applications from youth city council advisors, city halls, Emery High School, Canyon View Junior High and San Rafael Junior High Schools.

Benefit for Swaseys and Merrells

A benefit for the Swasey and Merrell families will be held at the Emery High School Little Theater on April 23 and 24. The performance will be the complete works of William Shakespeare in two hours. The cost for admittance will be donated to the families. Performance will begin at 7 p.m.

Community Theatre

Emery County Community Theatre will present Annie on April 29-30 and May 1 and 3 in the Emery High School auditorium beginning at 7 p.m. each night.

Historical Society

"Why the Cowboy Sings" will be presented at the Emery County Historical Society meeting to be held at the Museum of the San Rafael on April 22 at 7 p.m. Hal Cannon, folklorist, will be the presenter. He is the founding director of the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering held each year in Elko, Nev. This is a program of the Utah Humanities Council. This program is a reschedule of the February meeting which was cancelled due to weather.

Bike The Swell

The San Rafael Swell Mountain Bike Festival, sponsored by the MECCA bike club and Emery County Recreation, will be held May 14-16. Registration will begin on May 14 at the John Wesley Powell Museum in Green River at 1 p.m. Beginning, intermediate and advanced rides are included. Earlybird discount if registration is received before May 11. For information call, 435-637-0086, 435-653-2500 or 435-653-2440 or visit www.biketheswell.org.

Veterans of Foreign Wars

A field service officer from the Veterans of Foreign Wars, department service office, will be in the area to assist in understanding and applying for rightful benefits, on May 13 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. in the Price Workforce Service Center.

Cleveland Burn Window Date Change

Cleveland Town burn window will be March 22-April 25. 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. Note the date change.

Muzzleloaders Shoot

The Bookcliff Muzzleloaders will host their spring shoot April 30 and May 1-2. Registration will be Friday night and beginning at 7:30 a.m. Saturday morning. Free camping for primitive and tin tepees, no ground fires, dry camp, and traders welcome. For more information contact Brandy at 435-472-8668 or Darwon at 435-472-3497.

Castle Country Spring Festival

The Castle Country Spring Festival Arts and Crafts Fair will be held on April 23 and 24. On Friday from 1-7 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m - 5 p.m. at the Emery County Recreation Center, 75 South 400 East in Castle Dale. There will be entertainment, food, door prizes, giveaways, handcrafted items, candles, furniture, cosmetics, scrapbook supplies and much more.

CHIP Open Enrollment

CHIP will be accepting applications beginning May 3 -12. Contact Joy M. at 435-381-2668 or visit the Medicaid office at 25 West Main Street in Castle Dale.

Healthy Camp

On June 14-16, high school students who are interested in pursuing a healthcare career can attend SU-AHECs Health Career Exploration Camp. The camp will be held on the campus of Southern Utah University. For more information call, 1-888-89-RURAL.

Emery County Fair Parade

The Emery County Fair theme is Building Bridges. For entries in the parade, call 687-2403. The parade will be held at 10 a.m. on Aug. 7.

Emery County Fair

If you are interested in performing or entertaining (group or individual) at the Emery County Fair in August, call Kathy Justice at 687-2403.

Emery County Fair

Emery County Fair is honoring the youth of Emery County at the 2004 Fair. We would like to do so by featuring those that have given time and energy to the youth. If you know someone who stands out in this area, contact Kathy Justice at 687-2403.

Three on Three Basketball Fundraiser

A three on three basketball tournament fundraiser will be held for Canino Leon, a student at Huntington Elementary. Canino needs surgery and his family has no insurance. The tournament will be held at Mission San Rafael in Huntington. For information or to register individually or a team, contact Terri at 748-5525 or 749-0755, Susan or Leo at 381-5366, ShiAnne or Shawnee at 653-2604 or Daniel or Yochio at 687-5526.

Aluminum Can Drive

Habitat for Humanity of Castle Country will hold an aluminum can drive through the month of April. Cans may be taken to Price Metal Salvage, 510 East 1250 South, Price, or call them at 637-8609. For more information call the HFH office and leave a message at 636-3230, Katherine at 636-8149, or Sylvia at 687-9184.

Special Immunization Clinic

In conjunction with National Immunization Month, there will be a special immunization clinic April 26 from 8:30-11:30 a.m., at the health department, 25 West Main in Castle Dale. Prizes will be given. Shots will be given if you have Medicaid, PEHP, CHIP, or if your insurance doesn't cover immunizations. For any questions call 381-2252.

Vegas Night Out

Benefit event for Jerry Stofko, May 8 at Emery County Recreational Center in Castle Dale. Spaghetti dinner from 6-7 p.m. followed by Vegas style games from 7- 9:30 p.m. and an auction. For tickets contact Kim Edgehouse, 381-2976; Laura Vipperman, 748-5186; or Tina Ricchetti, 381-2410. An alcohol free event, must be 18 to attend. Advance purchase qualifies for prize drawing.

Buckhorn District Scout A Rama

All scouts, cub scouts and leaders: Scout A Rama will be May 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Pinewood Derby will also be held that day for the Champion Cars of the District. For information on the derby contact Lee Jeffs at 381-2496. It's not too late to sign up for a booth, contact Laren Huntsman at 381-5185. Purchase tickets from a cub scout.

KUED April Specials

April 29 at 8 p.m. Frontline's The Jesus Factor.

Emery County Men's Softball

Registration is being held for Emery County Men's Softball league at the Emery County Recreation office located at 75 South 400 East, Castle Dale. Deadline for registration is May 17. All fees must be paid at time of registration. No exceptions. For more information, contact Emery County Recreation at 381-2108.

Emery County Women's Softball

Registration is being held for Emery County Women's Softball league at the Emery County Recreation office, located a 75 South 400 East, Castle Dale. Deadline for registration is May 17. All fees must be paid at time of registration. No exceptions. For more information, contact Emery County Recreation at 381-2108.

Photos for the Emery County Fair

Time to think of getting your photographs ready for the Emery County Fair. Contact Stan Mathis for the requirements necessary to have your photos mounted and ready for the fair. Call him at 381-2466.

New Category for Emery County Fair Entries

Scrapbooking is the new category for the Emery County Fair this year. Pull out your best pages to enter into the competition, or better still, you have four months to construct pages for judging. There will be five days of scrapbook demonstrations held at the county recreation building, If you are interested in presenting a demonstration, contact Jerilyn Mathis at 381-2554 (work) or 381-2466 (home) for further information.

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 citizen with time on your hands please call, you'll be glad you did. 653-2295, 687-2458 or 748-2650.

Rural Business Conference

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

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 sell. The annual talent show and games are also scheduled.

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 www.vintagephotocontest.com 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 www.vintagephotocontest.com.

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 and at the Emery County Progress Office, 410 East Main Street, Suite B in Castle Dale. Nominations due on or before April 16. For more information call Sandy Behling at 435-748-2223.

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.

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 http://ChristBoniolKickingCamp.com.

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.

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 www.inhomerx.com 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.

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 www.canyonlandsfieldinst.org.

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 (bikingbychoice@yahoo.com).

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 shade trees can be received free for joining the National Arbor Day Foundation during April. For more information go online at arborday.org 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 http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/newsroom. More information can be found from Utah's ambassador to NASA, Patrick Wiggins at http://planet.state.ut.us.

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 www.uaf.org 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-addressed stamped envelope, business size, to: The US Commission 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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