DROPS will be held Jan. 25 at the Fairgrounds, 500 East and 100 South, Castle Dale. Sign-up begins at 11 a.m. Not responsible for late truck deliveries. You must be present to pick up a box. First come, first served. Do not block private driveways.
The ninth annual Valentine's Carnival will be held on Feb. 11 at the Huntington Elementary Gym from 5-7:30 p.m. Games, fortune teller, food and fun for the entire family. Cake walk, coin toss, stuffed animals and much more. Tickets 10 for $1.00.
Take a day at Home Place in Orangeville to find the solitude we all need on Feb. 5 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information and reservations call Paula at 748-2230.
Visual Arts Fellowship Applications Available
The Utah Arts Council Visual Arts Program announces that the guidelines and application form for the 2005 Visual Arts Fellowships now are available to Utah artists. Fellowship application postmark deadline is Feb. 7. For more information or to receive an application form, contact Lila Abersold, at 1-801-533-3581 or www.arts.utah.gov.
Breast and cervical cancer screenings
Free or low cost breast and cervical cancer screenings will be held at the Southeastern Utah Public Health Department, 25 West Main, Castle Dale, on Jan. 28 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Call 381-2252 to schedule your appointment and to see if you qualify.
Ferron Rabies Clinics
Two rabies clinics will be held in Ferron. Dr. Utley will be at the Ferron City shop, 25 East Molen Road, on Jan. 13 from 4-6 p.m. Dr. Jensen will be at the Ferron City shop on Jan. 22 from 10 a.m.-noon.
Huntington Dog Licenses
The Huntington City 2005 dog licenses are now due. Proof of current rabies vaccination must be presented before license can be issued Deadline for dog licenses is March 1. Dog licenses may be purchased at the Huntington City Hall or at the rabies clinic which will be held at the Huntington City Fire Station on Jan. 29 with Dr. Glen Jensen and Feb. 26 with Dr. Brent Griggs. Both clinics will be from 9 a.m.-noon.
Relay for Life
Relay for Life is now recruiting teams. If you would like to have a team in the 2005 Relay for Life, contact Barbara Moore at 384-2261. Also,if you are a cancer survivor we need your address to update our information mailing list. Volunteers to assist in preparation and the night of the Relay for Life walk are badly needed. For more information or to volunteer call Barbara at the above number.
County Archives Hours
Emery County Archives now has new hours. The new hours are noon-5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. If you need assistance other than those hours, call Shirley Spears, at 381-2671 and leave a message or contact her at 650-4787. The Archives is now under the supervision of the Emery County Recorder and a message may be left at that office at 381-2414.
The Emery County Historical Society will meet for its regular monthly meeting on Jan. 20 at the Museum of the San Rafael at 7 p.m. Rue Ware will be the guest speaker. For more information call Bert at 381-5676, Joyce at 748-5156 or 381-2510, or Ray at 384-3000. It's time to collect dues.
Private Forest Owners
Utah will once again be hosting a Forest Taxation and Estate Planning Conference on Jan. 26-27 at the Provo Marriott. The seminar is designed for individuals who own forested land. The conference will help property owners understand the basics of estate planning, financial management and tax issues associated with owning forestland. The conference speakers are USDA Forest Service specialists who focus on helping landowners manage their finances and taxes in an understandable and interesting way. Families control 42 percent of the nation's forests. One of the highest priorities for these family forest owners is passing property to heirs, according to the National Woodland Owner Survey. Within the next five years, 10 percent of these families will face this issue. For registration information contact Darren McAvoy at 435-797-0560 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also go to the following website: http://extension.usu.edu/forestry/Landowner/taxes.
YouthLINC Service Scholarship
The YouthLINC Service Scholarship aims to recognize the top five young humanitarians in the state of Utah. All high school and college aged students are eligible to apply. We are hoping that by rewarding young people for dedicated service to their communities, we will encourage other young people to become involved in helping others. The program is sponsored by Bank One and Larry H. Miller charities, and offers college scholarships. Applications will be accepted until March 18. For more information visit www.youthlincutah.org.
Help for Addictions
Drug addictions can leave an individual feeling helpless and out of control, especially if you are the family member or friend of an addict. Narconon Arrowhead can help. Narconon offers free counseling, assessments and referrals to rehabilitation centers nationwide by calling 1-800-468-6933 or logging onto www.stopaddiction.com. Don't wait until it's too late. Call Narconon now.
United Way International, United Way of American and many other United Way charities are working together with disaster response partners to assess ad address the wide range, long term response and recovery needs of communities in Southern Asia severly impacted by tsunami waves in recent days. A list of responding agencies accepting donations for immediate relief assistance can be found at www.interaction.org.
Soldier Seeking Baseball Equipment
A Utah mother, whose son is stationed in Kuwait, is asking for baseball equipment donations. For more information contact SLCC Athletic Director Andrew Wallace at 801-957-4031.
Ten Star All Star Basketball Camp
Applications are now being evaluated for the Ten Star All Star Summer Basketball Camp. The camp is by invitation only. Boys and girls ages 10 to 19 are eligible to apply. Past participants include: Michael Jordan, Tim Duncan, Vince Carter, Jerry Stackhouse, Grant Hill and Antwan Jamison. For a free brochure call 704-373-0873 anytime.
High School Students
The Interamerican University Studies Institute will offer two programs in Latin America this summer for high school students. Costa Rica, Pura Vida, focustes on biology and includes Spanish immersion as weel. Artes en Mexico provides an opportunity to work with professional Mexican arts teachers while improving Spanish skills. Individual homestays, excursions and small group instruction are features of both. The programs are open to students between the ages of 15 and 17 who will have completed two years of high school Spanish by June. Scholarships available for each program. Applications are due Feb. 11. For more information, call IUSI at 800-345-4874 or visit www.iusi.org.
Ten Free Trees
The Arbor Day Foundation is offering 10 free flowering trees to anyone who joins the National Arbor Day Foundation during January. Mail contribution to National Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Avenue, Nebraska City, Neb. 68410, or go online to arborday.org.
Tsunami Relief Fund
U.S. Bank has established a Tsunami Relief Fund for people who want to contribute to relief efforts in the aftermath of the devasting and deadly disaster is South Asia. Contributions can be mae at any of U.S. 2,346 locations or online at usbank.com.
Free Wheelchairs to the Disabled
The Wheelchair Foundation, Intermountain Healthcare, and the George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation are partnering to distribute free wheelchairs to disabled Utahns. Persons interested in getting a free wheelchair can call 1-877-387-3839, or apply at www.wheelchairfoundation.org/utah.
The Eccles Community Art Center in Ogden is calling for entries for its 14th statewide photographic competition. The competition is open to all photographers who presently reside in the state of Utah. All print must be original, completed within the last twso years, and not have been previously exhibited in a juried exhibit sponsored by the Eccles Community Art Center. For more information, call Alisha or Debra at 1-801-392-6935 or visit www.ogden4arts.org.
Orangeville Dog Licenses
Orangeville animal licenses for 2005 are due by Feb. 28. Rabies clinics will be held at the Orangeville Fire Station on Jan. 8 and Feb. 19 from 9 a.m.-noon.
Open shoot on Wednesday's from 4-8 p.m. at the Emery County Recreation Center, 75 South 400 East in Castle Dale. Registration will be that day. For more information contact Randy at 384-3393, Eric at 384-2319, Brook at 384-2396, or Jason at 384-2926.
Awards for Educators and Community Leaders
Application and nomination forms are available to nominate the most creative people in K-12 education. Those individuals who make a difference in the lives of children in the community should be nominated. Visit the website www.leadersinlearningawards.org for more information and nomination forms.
Women's Achievement Award
Nominations are now being accepted for the Women's Achievement Award. The Utah Commission for Women and Families is searching for Utah women who have made significant contributions to women and families in our state. Winners will be honored during Women's History Month in March 2005. For more information contact Curt at 1-801-526-4315.
Cleveland Fire Department Benefit Raffle
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 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.
Support Group for Parents
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 www.volunteers.utah.gov. 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.
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, www.agriliance.com in the careers section, or at www.mbservices.com. Applications must be postmarked by March 1, 2005. For more information or to request an application, call 1-800-232-3639, ext. 4584.
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 www.inhomerx.com for more information on the details of this program.
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.
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.
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.