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Historical Society

Emery County Historical Society presents Cowboy Poetry on Aug. 19 at 6:30 p.m., at Castle Valley Outdoors in Moore.

Tennis Tryouts

Emery High School Tennis try-outs open to all girls from ninth thru 12th grade, Aug. 16th at 8:00 am at the tennis courts at the high school.

Cleveland Basketball

Cleveland Town is starting an outdoor open court basketball league for boys and girls, seventh grade and up. If you would like to participate, come to the Cleveland Park on Aug. 12 at 6 p.m. Youth from all communities are welcome. Questions, call Brink Griffin, 653-2536 or town hall , 653-2310.

Meet Jon Huntsman, Jr.

Jon Huntsman, Jr. will be at the Castle Dale City Park on Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. He will answer any questions. The park is located at 100 North 100 East.

SRJH Girls Volleyball

San Rafael Junior High girls volleyball tryouts will be held Aug. 16 from 8-10:30 a.m. in the school gym.

Survival Fair/Emergency Preparedness

"Are you prepared to survive?" Come to the survival fair and become educated with the latest information. The fair will be held Oct. 8 from 5-8 p.m. at Emery High School. There will be many booths with all types of survival information available.

Economic Summit

Emery County's 2004 Economic Summit "What's Swell in Emery County" will be held Sept. 14 at the County Office Building in Castle Dale. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. Pre-registration can be completed with Emery County Economic Development, 381-5576. Keynote address will be given by Jon Huntsman, Jr. and several breakout sessions will be held.

Bike 4 Breast Cancer

Kathy Betz, is riding 3,500 miles, solo across the country to raise awareness and promote proper breast health. She is the founder of Bike 4 Breast Cancer, which raises funds to directly support the hosting community's breast cancer programs. She will be at the Shady Acres Campground on Sept. 3. To follow the progress of her ride visit

San Rafael Football

All eighth and ninth grade boys, football practice begins Aug. 16 at San Rafael Junior High football field from 5-7 p.m. Come dressed in workout clothes and football cleats if you have them. Contact Russ Willson at 384-2811 for more information.

Learn to Crochet

Aug.13, from 4-6 p.m., anyone 8 years old or older is welcome to attend. Community 4-H Club will be held at the old court house, Call 381-2381 and leave your name and number. The small fee covers the crochet hook and materials.

Star Gazing

Professor Don Burge will host a star gazing in Huntington Canyon on Aug. 20 at 8:30 p.m. Meet at the Huntington Reservoir parking lot near the top of the canyon. It is free, and bring a jacket, a chair and a flashlight. A telescope or binoculars would be helpful but not necessary. Professor Mark Bunnell will be a guest speaker.

Tour de Emery

Mark Aug. 28 on the calendar for the Tour de Emery, bike ride against cancer. Get an entry form or donor sheet at any Emery County library. Ride will begin in Emery and end in Cleveland. Riders can ride all or part of the ride. Snacks and drinks will be provided and helmets are required. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life and promoted by MECCA.

Canyon View Registration

Student schedules for the 2004-2005 school year have been prepared. Registration will be as follows: ninth grade, Aug. 10 at 9 a.m.-noon; eighth grade Aug. 10, 2-5 p.m.; and seventh grade Aug. 11, 8:30 a.m.-noon. For families registering more than one student, registration may be completed in one visit. Two orientation programs will be held for seventh grade students, the first at 8:30 a.m. and the second at 10:30 a.m. All seventh grade students should attend one orientation.

Rural Utah Economic Summit

Southern Utah University Center for Rural Life, along with the Utah Rural Development Council and the Utah Department of Community and Economic Development will host the 17th annual Utah Rural Summit, Aug. 11-13 at the Hunter Conference Center. Participants may preregister online at or call Kathleen at 1-435-586-7853.

BLM Draft RMP Public Comment Meetings

Public comment and question meetings will be held for the BLMs recently released RMP. The draft RMP may be viewed online at, or call the Price Field Office at 1-435-636-3600. A CD rom is also available. Meetings will be held: Aug. 24, Castle Dale, Museum of the San Rafael, 4-9 p.m.; Aug. 25, Green River, J.W. Powell River History Museum, 4-9 p.m.; Aug. 26 Price, Holiday Inn, 4-9 p.m.; and Aug. 31, Salt Lake City, Best Western Salt Lake Plaza Hotel, 122 West South Temple, 4-9 p.m.

Spartan Cheer Camp

The Spartan Cheerleaders are putting on a cheer camp Aug. 10-11 from 9-11:30 a.m. Preregistration 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.

Emery Football

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.

Arbor Day Foundation

Ten Colorado Blue Spruce trees will be given to each person who joins The National Arbor Day Foundation. Send membership contribution to Ten Blue Spruces, National Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Avenue, Nebraska City, NE 68410, by Aug. 31 or join online at

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, good 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.

Peach Days Pageant

Ferron Peach Days Queen and Peach Blossom Pageant will be held on Aug. 21 at the Emery High Auditorium. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Aug. 12 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 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.

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.

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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