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Emery History Book

Emery History Books have arrived, just in time for the Pioneer Day celebration. These books are an exact reproduction fo the original history book printed in 1981. Books may be purchased at Emery Town Hall or the book can be mailed out. All proceeds will go toward the restoration of the old Emery Church. For more information call Emery Town Hall at 435-286-2417.

Cleveland Days Bike Ride

Cleveland Days bike ride will be held July 22 at the Cleveland City Park. Come early, registration begins at 5:30 p.m. Three Rides: 10 miles, 20 miles, or sidewalk ride, this is not a race. No registration fee. Helmets are required. Sponsored by Cleveland City, promoted by MECCA. A Mountain bike will be given away. Free root beer floats and guided rides. Parents signature required for children under 18. For more information call Kim Player at 653-2440.

Special Needs Swim Program

Registration will be held July 14 from 2-5 p.m. at the Emery County Recreation office for Children with Special Needs Swim Program. The program will run from July 19-23 at 7 p.m. for one hour each day. This program is for children who are physically or mentally challenged. Your child must qualify to participate in this program. For more information, contact Emery County Recreation at 381-2108.

Food Handlers Class

The Southeastern Utah District Health Department will be conducting two food handler's workshops on July 15. Both will be at the health department office at 25 West Main Street in Castle Dale. Times are 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. For more information contact Terri Bennett at 381-2252 or Dr. Claron Bjork at 637-3671.

Veterans Golden Age Games

The Veterans Golden Age Games will take place in the San Joaquin Valley, Calif. on July 18-23. This is the nations largest sporting event for senior military veterans. For more information go to

Hospice Volunteers

Jack is caring for his dying wife. He is overwhelmed and tired and needs someone to sit with his wife while he runs errands. Experience the rewards of helping people like Jack. Call Community Nursing Service, 613-8887, to find out how you can be a hospice volunteer.

1994 Emery High Class Reunion

1994 Emery High class reunion will be held Aug. 7 at the Riverside Restaurant at 6 p.m.. For more information go to and go to the 1994 reunion link. You must RSVP at If you have any questions, you can email us or call 801-754-5078.

Combined Class Reunion

The graduating classes of '67, '68, '69, '70 and '71 will meet Aug. 7 at 7 p.m. in the Emery High School Lunchroom. Those attending are asked to bring a treat to share or a small fee. Come early and enjoy the Emery County Fair Parade and other activities at the Fair Grounds. Help spread the word. Questions, call Jay Frandsen at 381-2794.

Emery County Fair-Building Bridges

This years Emery County Fair will include many fun demonstrations. A schedule will be posted on the outside of the fair building as well as at each demonstration area with the topic and time. Some of the fun things that will be a part of this events are: scrapbooking classes all day; classes in family history; the internet and genealogy; cooking classes, a quilt block demonstration; fly-tying; sculpture; watercolors; digital camera operation; and pottery. These and many more will be demonstrated during the four day fair. If you have any suggestions of things you would like to see or would like to see demonstrated, call Bernice at 653-2212.

Memorial Plaque Fund Raiser

A fund raiser is being held for Cemetery Memorial Plaques for each of the cemeteries. Donations can be sent to PO Box 126, Cleveland, UT 84518.

Emery County Fair Scottish Festival

If you wish to volunteer to assist this year's Scottish Festival at the Fair, contact Richard Bissell, Box 1073, Huntington, UT 84528, call 687-9311, or email

Vendors for the Fair

Attention vendors. Booth space is going quickly, so if vendors would like a space, contact Cheryl or Kathy at 687-2403. Applications must be in as soon as possible for booth space at the Emery County Fair to be held Aug. 3-7.

Western Legends Roundup

A cowboy celebration of music, poetry, folklore and more will be held in Kanab Aug. 24-29. For information about entertainment visit the website

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.

Old Fashioned Bazaar

The Emery County Company of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers will be holding an old fashioned Bazaar 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

The Ferron History book will be available soon. 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 July 15 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

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 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.

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 July and August.

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.

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

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.

Emery History Book

Emery Town is republishing the original Emery History Book. This book is being reproduced exactly as it was with no changes. All proceeds from the sale of the book will go to the Emery historical "Old Church" fund. For information on ordering and donating to the fund call Emery Town Hall at 286-2417.

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.

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.

Eastern Utah Jazz

An evening of Jazz favorites featuring Rebecca Jensen-ballads, blues, standards, swing and more. July 16 at 7 p.m. at the Price Peace Garden. Sponsored by Price Culture Connection.

ATV Fun Run

As a part of the Emery Town Reunion there will be an ATV Fun Run on July 23. Registratoin will begin at 6 p.m. at the Emery City Park. Proceeds from additional hands will go to the "Save the Old Emery Church Fund." Come join us for a scenic view of Emery. For more information contact Glenys Sitterud at 286-2258.

Habitat Bicycle Challenge

The Habitat for Humanity Bicycle Challenge will be traveling through Green River on July 16. The cyclists will stop overnight at the Green River Community Center. That evening they will host a youth bicycle rodeo and all local youth are encouraged to bring your bikes and join the fun. It will begin at 6 p.m.

Castle Dale Stake July 24 Celebration

Everyone is welcome to join the July 24 celebration. Acitivites will begin with flag ceremonies at 6:45 a.m. in Castle Dale and Orangeville city parks. Breakfast will be served in each park beginning at 7 a.m. Dinner will be held at the Castle Dale rodeo grounds at 6 p.m., for a small fee. Fireworks will begin at dark.

Educational Opportunity Center

The College of Eastern Utah has a new Educational Opportunity Center serving Carbon and Emery Counties. The program is designed to assist adults who would like to start into a college of their choice. The Educational Opportunity Center can assist students with a variety of services including financial aid applications, college course selection and completing their GEDs, if needed. It is a free service and targets low income and first generation students. If you would like to start college in the fall, now is the time to get started. The Educational Opportunity Center is located in the Jennifer Leavitt Building CEU - Room 213. Feel free to walk in without an appointment or call Shawnee at 613-5243. During the summer the center will be closed on Fridays.

FSA Elections

Farm Service Agency county committee election are coming up. Nominations are requested by July 15, the last day to file nomination forms is Sept. 3, and the last day to return ballots is Dec. 6.

Extreme Makover: Home Edition

ABC television is looking to remodel the home of a Native American family for its popular TV show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. If you or someone you know has a home on a reservation that is between 1,200-2,000 square feet and with a decent sized yard, notify the casting department by July 14. You can find an application at or write Lock & Key Productions, c/o Casting, P.O. Box 38670, Los Angeles, CA 90038.

Car donations and IRS

In recent years, the number of car donation organizations has increased dramatically. Publication 4303, A Donor's Guide to Car Donations, provides descriptions of several different car donation programs, filing and disclosure requirements for charities operating these programs and related information. Information is available at

Spiderman Coloring Contest

The Spiderman Coloring Contest for the Emery County Fair has been expanded to all elementary age groups. For entry forms and rules, call 687-2403. All posters of Spiderman need to be turned in by July 15 to qualify for prizes. Several prizes in each age group will be awarded. Winners will receive day passes to the fair carnival, lamb fry tickets and Spiderman gifts.

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