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Rep. Jim Matheson

Rep. Jim Matheson will be in the Castle Dale City Park, behind the county building, on May 15 at 12:30 p.m. He will be available for questions and also to visit. Refreshments will be served.

Relay for Life Memory Wall

In remembrance of loved ones and friends who have passed on from cancer, a memory wall will be constructed for the Relay for Life. Submit a story and photo of the person to Sandy Behling. For more information, contact Sandy at 384-2983. Pictures and stories can also be dropped by the Progress office at 410 East Main in Castle Dale.

Relay for Life Teams

If anyone has a team or would like to be on a team to participate in the Relay For Life, contact Cathy at 381-5647.

Mothers Day Luncheon

The Thanksgiving Point Mothers Day Luncheon will be held May 8 at 11 a.m. For tickets and reservations call the Thanksgiving Point box office at 801-768-4900.

Volunteers Needed At CEU Museum

Volunteers are needed in a variety of areas to work at the CEU Prehistoic Museum. Interest in Native Americans, archaeology, paleontology or geology isrecommended. Contact Richard Owens at 613-5757 or 613-5060 or by email at

Young Classical Musicians

Entries for the annual competition young classicial musicians, ages 8-23, for the Utah State Fair, will be due June 1-July 1 at the Fairpark Administration Office, 155 North 1000 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84116. For information contact Tami or Judy at 1-801-538-8400.

Crystal Apple Awards

The Emery Telcom Crystal Apple Awards ceremony which will honor the Southeastern Utah Teacher of the Year is scheduled for May 15 at the Jennifer Leavitt Building on the College of Eastern Utah campus, in the multicultural room at 6 p.m. Friends, family, students and colleagues are welcome to show support for the educators is our area.

Cleveland Fun Ride

ATV and motorcycle riders and riders of all ages are welcome to the Cleveland Fun Ride to be held May 15. Meet at the Cleveland Park at 9 a.m. This will be a fun family ride. Bring a lunch for the ride and a pot luck dish for after the ride. Will return to Cleveland between 5-6 p.m. For information contact Karen at 653-2225 or Branden at 653-2584.

Sprinkler Irrigation Workshop

On May 6, the local NRCS will sponsor a sprinkler irrigation workshop at Ferron City Hall from 10 a.m.-noon. The topics will be soil/plant relationships, irrigation, establishing new crops, water measurement, water supply and forecast, and helpful hits in wheel line management and use, classroom and in the field instruction. The workshop will also be presented at Wellington City Hall on the same day from 6-8 p.m.

Huntington Heritage Days Rodeo Queen Contest

Registration for the Huntington Heritage Days Rodeo Queen Contest will be May 22 at 8:30 a.m. Contest will begin promptly at 9 a.m. in the Huntington Rodeo Arena. For information contact Beth at 687-2752 or Tina at 653-2391.

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 'N' Stuff, Ferron City Hall, Grant's, Stewart's, Alco, Food Ranch, Castle Country Service-Ferron and Huntington.

Utah Humanities Council 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 Watering Schedule

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.

Castle Valley 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.

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.

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.

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.

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, 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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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