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Christmas Concert

The Huntington Glee Club and Women's Chorus will present an evening of Christmas music Dec. 19, Huntington LDS Stake Center, 7:30 p.m. featuring "Babe of Bethlehem" narrative from James E. Talmage; musical setting by Charles Cardin.

Winter Arts Festival

The Winter Arts Festival, sponsored by the Emery County Arts Council, scheduled for Dec. 10, has been cancelled.

Notice to all Residents

Any preschool, school, church, business or other organization in Emery County that is having a Christmas Program and wishes to have photos taken by the Emery County Progress, should inform the Progress office of the time and date of the program. We will be happy to come to your program, take photos and add them to the photos that are run in the paper for the Christmas editions.

DUP Christmas Social

The Emery County Company of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers will hold their annual Christmas social on Dec. 6 at noon in the Museum of the San Rafael in Castle Dale. All Emery County DUP members are welcome to attend. Contact your captain to make reservations.

Youth City Councils

The youth city councils will hold an ice blocking party at 10 a.m. on Dec. 4 at the Ferron Church hill. Chili, hot chocolate and donuts will be served.

Forgotten Patients

Gifts for the Forgotten Patient program which benefits patients, ages 6-90, at the Utah State Hospital. Donations and gifts may be sent to Forgotten Patient Christmas Project, 1300 East Center Street, Provo, UT 84606, or items may be taken into the Emery County Progress Office where a box is available for drop off, and items will be forwarded.

Cleveland F.D. Benefit

The Cleveland fire department will host a benefit for Gerald "Fats" Schade, who recently underwent surgery and is without medical insurance. The raffle will be held Jan. 19, 2005 and tickets are available at Country Corner in Cleveland, BK's and Castle Service in Huntington. Tickets are also available from any member of the Cleveland Fire Department.

4-H Shooting Sports

Sign-ups for 4-H shooting sports are now open. You must have your blue card to enroll. Call the Emery County Extension office at 381-2381.

Parent Support Group

Grief support group for parents who have lost a child will be held Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in the classroom at Castleview Hospital, 300 North Hospital Drive, Price. For more information contact 637-4800, ext. #4018 or 820-0287.

Book Cliff Muzzleloaders annual Meat Shoot.

Book Cliff Muzzleloaders will hold their annual meat shoot Dec. 11 at 10 a.m. at the Pinnacle Peak Range in Price.

Looking for Post Cards

A fifth grade student is looking for post cards to learn about Utah. Send to John Manzione, c/o Mr. Neevel, Brinckerhoff School, 16 Wedgewood Rd., Fishkill, NY 12524.

Historical Society Christmas Party

The Emery County Historical Society Christmas party will be held at the Museum of the San Rafael on Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. A program will also be presented. Bring a treat to share.

Flu Shots Available

The Southeastern Utah District Health Department in Castle Dale now has influenza vaccine available for the general public. Clinic hours are Monday-Friday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. and Monday from 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Senior Citizen Christmas Party

The Christmas Party for Emery County senior citizens will be held Dec. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Emery County Recreation Building, 75 South 400 East, Castle Dale.

Veterans of Foreign Wars

A field service officer from the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the US Department service office will be at the Price Workforce Service Center on Dec. 2 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. to assist in understanding and applying form rightful VA benefits.

The Best Gifts

On Dec. 11, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Home Place in Orangeville there will be a reflection day on "The Best Gifts." Find the gifts you have to give for Christmas by a contemplative search. For more information and reservations call Paula at 435-748-2230.

Castle Dale Stake Sing-In

Castle Dale Stake will have a Christmas sing-in on Dec. 5 immediately following the LDS First Presidency Christmas Devotional, at approximately 7 p.m. It will be held at the Castle Dale Stake Center on Main and Center streets. Everyone is welcome. Bring your Messiah books, if you have them. Join us in welcoming the Christmas season to Emery County.

Cleveland Town Council Meeting Change

The December meeting for the Cleveland Town Council has been changed from Dec. 9 to Dec. 16, at the Cleveland Town Hall, 7 p.m. The Cleveland Town Council encourages all residents to be involved in the progressive improvement of the community.

Tom's Trail Information

There is a road onto East Mountain near the Des-Bee-Dove mine, called Tom's Trail. It is not the road above the mine, but east of the mine. Little is known of this trail and I am looking for anyone with any history of Tom's Trail. Anyone with information, such as who built it, who it was named for, or any other part of the history of this trail, contact Mark H Williams at 435-381-2493.

RSVP Christmas Lunch

On Dec. 16 at noon, RSVP will host its presidential recognition and Christmas luncheon at the Museum of the San Rafael.

Old Woman Photos

Merlin Christiansen is looking for photos of the Old Woman Mountain, located by the rest stop off I-70 in Salina Canyon. If anyone has photos please contact Merlin at 286-2348.

Christmas Trees

The Price Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management, 125 North 600 West, will sell Christmas tree permits for personal use until Dec. 23, from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. The tag cost is $5 per tree, with only one permit allowed per household.

Lay A Way at the Museum of the San Rafael

For a unique and special gift for Christmas or a birthday, visit our museum gift shop. We have Native American dolls, turquoise and silver jewelry (now half price), Kachina dolls, turned wood bowls, San Rafael rock art afghan, pottery, stocking stuffers, shirts, books, pictures and much more. Lay-a-way now for the holidays.

Ferron Reads

Ferron Read is still happening. Help Ferron meet the challenge of reading 1 million pages before Nov. 24. Currently the total is 927, 630. All Ferron residents are encouraged to record the number of pages they read at work, school or at home and turn it in to Ferron City Hall, Ferron Library or Ferron Elementary. A weekly update will be posted on the marquee at Ferron Elementary.

Financial Aid

Are you having trouble getting money for college? Have you been denied a PELL grant? Do you lack funding? Have you exhausted all other financial resources? To see if your qualify for financial aid through state and federal programs, contact the Department of Workforce Services at 1-435-381-6100 during working hours.

H.E.A.T Program

The HEAT program is once again in operation. If you need assistance with your heating bills, call Kathy in Community Services at 381-5410 to schedule an appointment. The program runs from Nov. 1, 2004-March 31, 2005.

Outstanding Community Volunteers

Nominate outstanding volunteers from your community for the Governors' Points of Light Award. For information about nomination criteria, go to To request a hard copy of the nomination form, contact the Utah Commission on Volunteers at 1-801-764-0704 or 1-888-755-8824.

Scholarships Available

Students pursuing careers in agriculture are encouraged to apply for scholarships sponsored by Agriliance and Croplan Genetics. Applications are available from participating local cooperatives or on the Agriliance website, in the careers section, or at Applications must be postmarked by March 1, 2005. For more information or to request an application, call 1-800-232-3639, ext. 4584.

USDA Emergency Loans

On Sept. 15, Secretary Veneman designated 20 counties in Utah eligible for Farm Service Agency emergency loans due to production losses. These losses were a result of drought, insects, damaging wind and heat, that occurred Jan. 1 and continuing. Applications can be picked up at the Emery/Carbon County FSA Office, 88 South 100 East, Castle Dale, or call 1-435-381-2300.

Emery Animal Shelter

Emery Animal Shelter is located a 470 West Hiway 29 in Castle Dale. Animals are ready for adoption: kittens, adult female siamese, two gray tabbies, and one solid gray. Puppies, two border collie mix, black, eight weeks old. Prices vary and all include spay or neuter and rabies vaccination. Call 381-2539 for prices and more information.

Genealogy and Family Heritage Jamboree

The Genealogy and Family Heritage Jamboree hold its 2005 conference in St. George at Dixie Convention Center. There will be 63 classes in seven tracks, exhibits and speakers. For more information visit

Food Handler's Classes

Food handler's classes will be held Dec. 8 at 9 a.m., 4 and 7 p.m. at Southeastern Utah District Health Department, 28 South 100 East, Price. Classes will be taught at the Castle Dale Health Department, 25 West Main Street on Dec. 9 at 4 and 7 p.m. For more information call 381-2252 in Castle Dale or 637-3671 in Price.

Ascension St. Matthew's Church

The fall schedule for Ascension St. Matthew's Church will be as follows: Sundays 9:30 a.m.-Sunday school for all ages; 10:30 a.m.-worship, followed by fellowship and refreshments with a potluck lunch on the first Sunday of each month. Wednesdays, beginning in October, 6:30 p.m. worship. For more information call 346-0106. The church is located at 522 Homestead Boulevard in Price.

As You Age: A 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.

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.

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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