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Youth Football Signups

Registration for Emery County Youth Football will be held Aug. 26-27 from 5-7 p.m. at the Emery County Recreation Center, for grades 5-7. Payment must be made at the time of registration. A post dated check is acceptable. For more information, contact Emery Recreation office at 381-2108.

IronHorse Raceway

Aug. 21, IronHorse raceway will hold a peewee race beginning at 10 a.m.

Cleveland Car Wash

A fund raiser car wash will be held in Cleveland to benefit the Cleveland Fire Department, on Aug. 21 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Cleveland Fire Station. Come out and support your volunteer firemen.

Cowboy Poetry Night

Enjoy a night of cowboy poetry sponsored by the Emery County Historical Society at Castle Valley Outdoors. The events begin at 6:30 p.m. and dessert will be served following the performances. For more information call Mervin at 748-2249 or Joyce at 748-5156 (home) or 381-2510 (work).

Disabled American Veterans Mobile Office

The DAV mobile serice ofice will be in Price at the Department of Workforce Services, 475 Price River Drive, on Aug. 25 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. This is a free service for veterans benefits information.

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.

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 and the Museum of the San Rafael.. 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

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.

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 wil 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.

CDs for Troops

A California teenager is gathering CDs and DVDs for our troops. For more information on sending letters of thanks and used CDs and DVDs, visit or mail to A Million Thanks, c/o Lutheran High School, 2222 North Santiago Blvd., Orange, CA. 92867.

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

Peach Days Pageant

Ferron Peach Days Queen and Peach Blossom Pageant will be held on Aug. 21 at the Emery High Auditorium at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. 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.

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 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 by the American Legion. 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.

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.

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.

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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