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Summer School at San Rafael Junior High

Summer school will begin on June 8. A parent or guardian needs to accompany the student on the first day to fill out the registration and pay the fee. It is not mandatory for the students to attend all 10 sessions of summer school. They may complete the work at home or in class, but all work will be due on the last day, which is July 15. Pre-registration will ensure that your student has work ready on the first day. Classes will be held June 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, July 6, 8, 13 and 15. Class time 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Contact Liza Roberts, 384-2335 or 748-2074.

People with Disabilities

Learn more about people with disabilities and their families at two workshops to be given in Emery County presented by the Disability Law Center. In Castle Dale, June 17 at Castle Dale City Hall from 9-11 a.m. In Green River, June 17 at Green River City Hall from 3-5 p.m.

Exploring Utah's Forests and Wetlands

Project Learning Tree and Project WET are offering a local workshop, Exploring Utah's Forests and Wetlands. The workshop will be held June 10-11 at Huntington Elementary School from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. It is open to all educators, pre-service educators, parents or local community leaders. Fee includes all materials. For more information or to register call Trish Hedin at 435-259-8730 or online at

Girls Basketball Camp

A girls basketball camp will be held at Emery High School, Old Gym, for 9-12th graders, 8:30-11:30 a.m. For elementary-8th grade 12:30- 2 p.m. There is a fee involved. For more information contact Steven Gordon 687-2373. Learn the fundamentals of basketball, emphasis on handling and shooting, three on three tournament.

CERT Training

Sgt. Martin Wilson will be doing a CERT class, community emergency response training, at the sheriff's office in Castle Dale on June1, 5-9 p.m., June 3, 5-9 p.m., June 15, 5-9 p.m., and June 17, 5-9 p.m. At the Green River Sheriff's Office on June 23, 5-9 p.m., June 24, 5-9 p.m., June 29, 5-9 p.m. and July 1, 5-9 p.m. These are 16 hours classes. Contact Sgt. Wilson at 381-2404.

Power Wheelchairs

The Three Wishes Inc. 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 1-800-817-1871.

No Cost or Low Cost Breast and Cervical Cancer Screenings

Southeastern Utah District Health Department offers no cost or low cost breast and cervical cancer screenings. Call 435-381-2252 to schedule an appointment. Screening clinic will be held at the health department, 25 West Main, Castle Dale, on June 11 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Age and income guidelines apply, these exams may be free for women ages 50-64.

Volunteer with Titanic: the Artifact Exhibition

Volunteer training to help with the Utah Museum of Natural History's presentation of Titanic: the Artifact Exhbition is happening soon. For more information concerning volunteering call 1-801-585-5068 and leave a message or send an email to For general information call, 1-801-587-7777.

Whitewater Academy for Teens

Canyonlands Field Institute announces openings in its annual Whitewater Academy for Teens. This is a comprehensive introduction for 13-18 year olds to all aspects of river running. The trip will take place June 20-25 on the Colorado River. For details visit or call CFI offices at 435-259-7750.

Coloring Contest

All fourth graders are invited to enter a poster for the Emery County Fair coloring contest. Color a 20x24 inch poster of Spiderman doing something in Emery County. Win an all day pass to the carnival, a family pass to the Lamb Fry for four and personal time with Spiderman. Spiderman will be at the fair on Aug. 7. Drop posters off at any Emery County Library by July 1. Winner will be chosen from each grade school. Home school is also eligible. Put name, school and phone number on the back of the poster. For more details visit, email or call 435-687-2403.

Old Fashioned Bizarre

The Emery County Company of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers will be holding an old fashioned Bizarre of folk arts during the Emery County Fair. If you are interested in donating items for this event, contact Mary at 384-3292 or your local DUP representatives.

Ferron History Book

It's finally coming! The Ferron History book is currently at the printers and should be available in the next few weeks. It is not to late to order copies. For more information contact Mary at 384-3292 or Irene Williams at 384-2902. Order forms available at Ferron City Hall.

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 June 10 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. in the Price Workforce Service Center.

Pacific International Exchange

Emery area families interested in learning more about student exchange or arranging for a meeting with a community representative may call Pacific International Exchange at 1-800-631-1818.

Sustainable Agriculture Research Grants Available

The latest round of funding from the Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program will soon be disbursed. Western SARE farmer/rancher grant proposals are due Oct 1, education pre-proposals are due June 7 and professional development program proposals are due Oct. 15. For more information or to obtain a copy of the call for proposals in each grant category, visit the Western SARE website at or call 435-797-2257.

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.

John Wesley Powell Days

June 18-19 are scheduled for the first annual John Wesley Powell Days celebration in Green River. Activites will begin at the museum at 7 p.m. on June 18 and continue through June 19. There will be breakfast, dinner, entertainment, games, plenty of activities for children, movies, a western band and much more.

Miss Heritage Days Scholarship Pageant

All girls and ladies ages 9-24 in Lawrence and Huntington, Miss Heritage Days Scholarship Pageant will be held June 3. There will be a meeting for all participants and their parents on May 20 at 6 p.m. in the Huntington Elementary gym. Contracts and information packets are available at the Huntington City Hall or by calling 687-5504.

Miss Cleveland Pageant

All Cleveland girls between the ages of 4-21 are encouraged to participated in this years pageant to be held on June 12. Registration forms are available at the town hall or Country Corner. There is a registration fee. Deadline to enter is June 1. Brydi Sharp will direct the pageant. Any questions call Jamie at 653-2310 or 653-2219.

Bluegrass Festival

Diana Morgan will be staging the 1st Annual Bannock County Bluegrass Festival in Pocatello, Idaho Aug. 27-29 at the Bannock County Fairgrounds. For reservation or information call 1-360-436-1179 or 1-208-234-0200 or visit the website www.bannockcountyblue

Joseph Venus Art Exhibit

Utah artist, Joseph Venus' art will be on exhibit at the College of Eastern Utah Prehistoric Art Museum, 155 East Main in Price, during the months of June, July and August. On June 4 at the Art Gallery, a reception will be held to meet the artist from 7-9 p.m.

Castle Dale Library Story Time

Discover new trails at your library is the theme for story time. Story time at the Castle Dale Library is 11 a.m on Tuesday. Come in and register for reading time, set your own goal to read for prizes. Participate in fun games and activities.

Huntsman Cancer Hospital Open House

A public open house of the new hospital is scheduled for June 26. For more information about the new cancer hospital, or to learn more about giving opportunities, call 801-587-7681 or go to HCIs website

John Wesley Powell Museum Art Show

Joseph Venus is spearheading an art show to be held at the John Wesley Powell River History Museum in Green River during the month of June. Some of the artworks will be available for purchase. Anyone can participate by bringing artwork to the museum May 23-25. The theme for the show will be Canyon River Runners. Awards will be given. For information contact the museum at 435-564-3427 or log onto the website

Hunter Safety Class

Emery County Recreation will be sponsoring a hunter safety class during the week of June 7. This class will be held at the Recreation Center located at 75 South 400 East, Castle Dale. This class will be held during the day. Register at the center or call 381-2108.

Relay for Life Memory Wall

In remembrance of loved ones and friends who have passed on from cancer, a memory wall will be constructed at the Relay for Life. Submit a story and photo of the person to Sandy Behling. For more information, contact Sandy at 384-2983.

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.

Volunteers Needed At CEU Museum

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

Young Classical Musicians

Entries for the annual competition young classical 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 some time left 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 call, you'll be glad you did. 653-2295, 687-2458 or 748-2650.

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.

Emery County Progress Has Moved

The Emery County Progress Newspaper office has moved to 410 East Main Street, Suite B, in Castle Dale.

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.

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.

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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