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Operation Home Support

Ferron Post and Unit #42 of the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary is accepting donations to be sent to local service men and women. For more information about items needed, contact Jan Hess at 384-2753 or Ronda Hickman at 384-2758. Food, snack, treats, candy and entertainment items. Boxes will be at: Pats' Sew and Stuff, Ferron City Hall, Grant's, Stewart's, Alco, Food Ranch, Castle Country Service-Ferron and Huntington.

Road Scholars

Utah Humanities Council Road Scholars 2004 are now available at no cost. Visit for information about speakers and themes.

Emery History Book

Emery Town is republishing the original Emery History Book. This book is being reproduced exactly as it was with no changes. Advance orders are being taken for books at Emery Town Hall. The books will be ready for sale on Memorial Day and at that time the price will be higher. All proceeds from the sale of the book will go to the Emery historical "Old Church" fund. For information on pre-ordering and donating to the fund call Emery Town Hall at 286-2417.

Huntington City Secondary Water

Even numbered houses and lots, water Monday and Thursday; odd numbered houses and lots, water Tuesday and Friday; churches, schools, mobile home parks, cemetery and city parks, water Wednesday and Saturday. Absolutely no watering on Sunday. Watering hours 6-10 a.m. and 6-10 p.m. No watering between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Absolutely no watering during the night. The water forecast for this year is not as good as it was last year. Everyone needs to conserve water and follow the watering schedule. It is a violation to allow water to run onto land owned by another person or onto city streets. Anyone not following the water schedule or wasting water will be subject to penalties. First offense-warning; second offense-citation; and third offense-loss of secondary water for season.

Days of '47 Royalty Pageant

Applications and complete information for contestants of the Royalty Pageant for the Days of '47 celebration may be obtained from the Daughters of Utah Pioneers at 300 North Main Street, Salt Lake City, or phone 801-538-1050.

Buckhorn Archery Club 3D Shoot

The second annual 3D shoot of the Buckhorn Archery Club will be held May 1 at Bear Creek Campground in Huntington Canyon. Shoot will begin with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. For more information contact Randy at 384-3393 or Carl at 653-2417.

Dr. David Law Provides Expert Advice for Parents

The Emery Local Interagency Council and Domestic Violence Coalition present Dr. David Law, an Emery County native and co-author of the parenting program Love, Limits and Latitude. 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.

Fundraiser for Canino Leon

A fundraiser will be held to obtain the needed funds for Canino's surgeries, on May 1 at 6 p.m. It will be a Cinco De Mayo Celebration at Huntington Elementary and will consist of a Mexican meal and a silent and live auction. Items are needed for the auction. If you have any items or would like to purchase a meal ticket, please contact Joy Humphrey, Laura Cox or Yvonne Davis at the school.

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-381-2850, Danette-748-2085, Nancy-384-3028 or Julie-687-9744 or pick up applications from youth city council advisors, city halls, Emery High School, Canyon View and San Rafael Junior High Schools.

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.

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

Stamp Out Hunger

The National Association of Letter Carriers, in conjunction with the United States Postal Service, will be collecting non-perishable food items like canned soup, juice, pasta, vegetables, cereal and rice on May 8 to help families in the community. Donations can be taken to the post offices and from there it will be taken to the local food bank. Do not include any glass items or perishable foods.

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.

Muzzleloaders Spring 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.

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.

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.

Fair Performers Needed

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.

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.

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.

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.

Scrapbooking Entries for County Fair

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 three 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.

Car Seat Check

Sgt. Martin Wilson will be conducting a car seat check, also a short gun safety class and distributing gun locks, at the Emery Medical Center on May 5 from 3-6 p.m.

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.

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 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

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.

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 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-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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