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Castle Dale Library Storytime

Pre-school age story time begins at the Castle Dale Library on Sept. 1 at 11 a.m. On Sept. 1-Trails to your library, Sept. 8-Motherread event, and Sept. 15-Whales.

Car Seat Safety Check

Did you know that 90 percent of car seats are used incorrectly? Stewart's Thriftway, ALCO Discount, Emery County Sheriff's Office, Castle View Hospital Women's Center and Southeastern Utah District Health Dept. are hosting a car seat safety check on Sept. 2 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Stewart's/ALCO parking lot in Castle Dale. Please bring your vehicle and the car seats owner manuals if possible. Will also have finger printing available.

Peach Days Poker Ride

Ferron Peach Days ATV Poker Ride will be held Sept. 11. Sign up at 8 a.m. in the Mayor's Park. After sign-up, feel free to ride in the parade as the ride will begin immediately after it. The poker ride route is the same as last year and we will make it back in time for the horse races. Prize drawing will be in the Mayor's Park afterward. Sponsored by SouthEastern Utah OHV Club.

Environmental Health

Salt Lake City is hosting the 2004 Region 8 Children's Environmental Health Summit on Oct. 7-8 at the Salt Lake City Main Library, 210 East 400 South. For more information, visit www.deq.utah.gov/Childrens_Health_Summit.index.htm., or call 1-801-536-4480 or 1-800-458-0145.

Bike the Swell-Fall 2004

MECCA's mountain bike festival will be held Sept. 24-26. The event is sponsored by Emery County Recreation. There will be three days of rides to enjoy the scenery of the Swell. Registration fee includes spaghetti dinner, continental breakfast, dutch oven dinner, T-shirt and entry into prize drawing. For more information call 653-2500 or 653-2440.

Emery County Care and Rehab is renting booth space for crafters and vendors for Peach Days. Donations to the craft fair are also being accepted. All proceeds will be used for special activities for the residents of the care center.

Peach Days

On Sept. 7, the race draw will be held at the fairgrounds at 6 p.m. On Sept. 8, a bike ride will begin at Mayor's Park at 6 p.m. Exhibits will be accepted at City Hall from noon-5 p.m. On Sept. 10 exhibits will go on display at City Hall from noon-5 p.m., men's and ladies golf tournament at Millsite Golf course, and fireworks will follow the dinner and will be at Millsite Reservoir. Activites on Sept. 11 will begin with breakfast and also a fun run at 7 a.m., and will include the parade at 10 a.m., ATV poker run after the parade, family fun day until 1 p.m., exhibits, Emery County Care and Rehab craft sale, horse races, demolition derby and dance. For more information, contact Phil at 384-3133 or Paul at 384-3028 (bike ride), Paula at 384-3282 (exhibits), Nancy at 384-3028 or Pauline at 384-3133 (fun run), Steve at 384-2887 (golf tournament), Norma at 384-2301 or Karen at 384-2622 (craft and bake sale). Peach Days is an alcohol free event.

Peach Days Breakfast and Dinner

The Peach Days dinner will be held Sept. 10 from 6-8 p.m. at the Lower Park (fairgrounds). There will be a full dinner with entertainment, cowboy poetry and much more. The Peach Days breakfast will be held at Mayor's Park on Sept. 11 from 7-9 a.m. Everyone is welcome and proceeds from the breakfast and dinner will go toward playground equipment for Mayor's Park. The breakfast is sponsored by Ferron Youth City Council.

Share the Harvest

Donate surplus home grown produce to the local food bank in support of the Share the Harvest project in its 23rd year. Call the food bank at 381-5410 or drop off produce at 40 South Center Street in Castle Dale.

Do You Know Who You Are?

Do you know how to find your ancestors? Free helium balloons for the children at both of Ferron Family History Library's booths during Ferron Peach Days. See what is available in our Ferron Family History Library! You will be amazed at what we have. We will even research an ancestor for you. Look for our booths at Ferron Peach Days, one located at the Mayor's Park and the other at Emery County Care and Rehab.

Defensive Driving

The Utah Safety Council is now offering a four hour defensive driving course for individuals in the Price area. The course will take place on Sept. 18 at the Castleview Hospital classroom located at 300 North Hospital Drive, from 8 a.m.-noon. For additional information or to register, contact the Utah Safety Council at 1-800-933-5943 or visit www.utahsafetycouncil.org. There is a fee involved.

Guide to Aging, Medicines and Alcohol

To receive a free copy of the brochure As You Age, call 1-800-662-HELP. This brochure contains information for all seniors concerning aging, medications, and alcohol.

BYU Art has Greek Display

Art of the Ancient Mediterranean World: Egypt, Greece, Rome, from the Boston Fine Arts Museum on display at BYUs Museum of Art until June 4, 2005. For more information and ticket prices call 1-801-378-ARTS or visit www.byu.edu/moa.

Camp Dale DUP

The new year will begin Sept. 13. Meetings will be held the second Monday of each month at 1 p.m. at the senior. For more information contact any DUP member, or call Carol at 381-5023, Zora at 381-2349, Kathy at 381-2228, Karen at 381-5445 or Beverly at 381-2605. New members are always welcome, come and join.

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 www.bike4breastcancer.org.

Teen Seeks 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 www.aMillionThanks.org 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 www.arborday.org.

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 IRS.gov.

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.

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 Sept. 16 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 http://wsare.usu.edu 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.

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.

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 www.inhomerx.com 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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