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Spiderman Not coming to Parade

Spiderman will not be attending the Emery County Fair Parade. Any Child wearing any Spiderman shirt or hat and walks or rides in the parade can draw out for fair day prizes including carnival tickets and Lagoon tickets. Sign up sheets will be at the fair parade table at 9 a.m. on Aug. 7.

Bioterrorism Response Training

July 22 at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites in Price from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. This training is sponsored by the Utah Dept. of Health, Human Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Hospital Bioterrorism Grant, and the CDC Bioterrorism Grant. To register email Raul Garcia at or call 801-538-6816 with your name, agency, email address and telephone number. For additional training info you can go to Class size may be restricted by space.

Fair Bike Ride

The Emery County Fair Bike ride will be held on July 31. From 8-9 a.m. is the registration time at the Huntington State Park. Lunch and prizes, small fee. No ride T-shirts this year.

Peach Days Pageant

Ferron Peach Days Queen and Peach Blossom Pageant will be held on Aug. 21 at the Emery High Auditorium. Entry forms may be picked up at the Ferron City Hall and must be turned in by July 30. For more information on the Queen contest, call Liz Nielsen 650-2638 or McCall Fuller 384-3145. For information on the Peach Blossom Pageant contact Kandi Hess at 384-2199.

Got Milk? Looking for New Teen Face

The national "Got Milk?" campaign, Rolling Stone magazine and MTV are teaming up to give local Salt Lake teens a shot at fame.

The tour will choose one resident to be in a Milk Mustache ad alongside a famous rock star in Rolling Stone magazine.

The free event will take place July 22 at Smith's Marketplace, 555 South 200 West, Bountiful, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Celtic and Scottish Festival

The Emery County Fair is hosting the second Annual Celtic Festival on Aug.7. Pipe bands will be part of the parade and there will be professional musical groups throughout the day. The Celtic Village will have clan booths and vendors. There will be Celtic games, food and entertainment. The village will be set up at the fairgrounds ballpark in Castle Dale.Come be part of your Scottish and Irish heritage!

Rodeo Tickets for Senior Citizens

A discount ticket will be available for county senior citizens to attend the Thursday or Friday night San Rafael Pro Rodeo. These tickets can be purchased at the local senior citizen centers. Buses will run from the senior centers to the rodeo on Thursday night as needed. A bus will also run from Green River. The rodeo is on July 29, 30 and 31.

Cleveland Town Parade

Cleveland Town would like to welcome all veterans to be a part of our Cleveland Days Parade on July 24. The float for veterans will be in the church parking lot. The parade starts at 10:30 a.m. Any questions, call Richard Murdoch at 653-2943.

Huntington Airport Flying Club

Huntington Municipal Airport is forming a flying club for the residents of Emery County. There will be two meetings held, July 29 at 7 p.m. and July 31 at 8 p.m. Both will be held in the Huntington Airport terminal. For further information contact Rob or Cindy at 687-5649 or 687-5699 or email

Food Handlers Class

Food handlers classes will be held on July 22 and Aug. 19 in Price at 4 and 7 p.m. at the Health Department. A Class will also be held in Castle Dale at the Health Department on Aug. 12 at 4 and 7 p.m. There is a charge for these classes and they are two hours in length. For more information contact Terri at 381-2252 or Dr. Bjork at 637-3671.

ATV Fun Run

As a part of the Emery Town Reunion there will be an ATV Fun Run on July 23. Registration 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.

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.

Car donations and the 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

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.

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.

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, Utah 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 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.

Eyeglasses for Lions

There is a special need for childrens glasses. For more information, contact Judy Lang at 687-5349.

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

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.

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