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Spartan Cheer Camp

The Spartan Cheerleaders are putting on a cheer camp Aug. 10-11 from 9-11:30 a.m. Pre-registration will be at 8:45 a.m. on Aug. 10. Camp will be held in the Emery Spartan Old Gym. There is a fee involved. No black shoes, no jewelry and wear hair up and out of face. Family and friends are welcome during the last hour of camp to watch the performance of what has been learned.

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 Football Begins

Emery football will begin on Aug. 2 at 5 p.m. All 9-12 grade boys interested in playing should plan on attending the first practice at the Emery High football field. The Black and Gold football game will be Aug. 13 at 5 p.m. Sophomores and Junior Varsity and Varsity at 7 p.m. The first game will be at home on Aug. 20 against Union at 7 p.m. Coach Reynolds noted the first football game will be before school starts.

Wells Fargo Reward

Lori Hacking, a Wells Fargo team member, has been missing for more than a week. Wells Fargo is offering a $10,000 for original information that will result in her location and safe return. Anyone with information should contact the Salt Lake City Police at 1-801-799-3000. Callers may remain anonymous.

Meet Jim Matheson

Congressman Jim Matheson will be at the County Fair Grounds/lamb fry on July 31 from 4:30 - 8:00 p.m. He is hoping he'll be able to talk to many Emery County residents. Come and let him hear from you.

Meet Scott Matheson, Jr.

Scott Matheson, Jr. (Democratic candidate for governor) will be at the County Fair Grounds/lamb fry on July 31 from 4:30 - 8 p.m. He is hoping he'll be able to talk to many Emery County residents. Come and let him hear from you.

Huntington Blood Drive

Mark your calendars, roll up your sleeves. The City of Huntington is hosting a community blood drive with ARUP Blood Services, on Aug. 4 from 2-7 p.m. at the town hall. Donations will benefit patients at Primary Children's Medical Center, Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics, Shriners Hospital for Children and Uintah Basin Medical Center. Contact Jimie Jones at 687-2436 to sign up. Walk ins are also welcome. Allow 45 minutes for entire donation process and bring picture ID.

Poultry/Rabbit Exhibit at County Fair

The first annual poultry and rabbit exhibit will be held at the Emery County Fair. For information on entries and exhibits call: for poultry, Cody at 381-5657 or Ed at 384-2466; for rabbits, Dan at 384-3367.

Range School Alumni

A field tour for the Utah Range School Alumni will be held Aug. 3 in Paonia, Colo. from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information contact Roger or Shelley Barton at 1-435-384-2397 or Gayla at 1-435-687-2986.

Veterans Golf Tournament

The first annual veterans golf tournament will be held Aug. 13 at the Hill Air Force Base Golf Club. Veterans from all branches of the service are welcome for a day of golf, food and prizes. For more information contact Terry Schow at the Utah Division of Veterans Affairs, 1-801-326-2372 or 1-800-894-9497. The tournament will be 18 holes, four member team scramble.

Women on Target

The National Rifle Association's Women on Target program and Becoming and Outdoorswoman is sponsoring an instructional shooting clinic for women only at the Heber Valley Gun Club in Heber City on Aug. 7. Check in will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the clinic will end at 3 p.m. The club is located on Big Hollow Road. Fee involved. Call 1-800-861-1166 for more information.

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.

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.

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 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.

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

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.

Girl Scout Leaders Needed

Girl Scouts need leaders in Emery County. Call Nina Green at 800-678-7809 to volunteer.

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