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Castle Dale Book Fair

Castle Dale Elementary Book Fair will be held Feb. 23-25. The open house will be on Feb. 23 from 6:30-8 p.m. The fair will be during school hours Feb. 23-25.

Huntington Elementary Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for Huntington Elementary School will be held Feb. 28 from 8 a.m.-noon. Those with last names beginning with A-I come from 9-10 a.m., names beginning with J-R come from 10-11 a.m., and names beginning with S-Z come from 11 a.m.-noon.

Eagle Scout Project Needs Donations

Zac Smith, a scout from Huntington, is making school and hygiene kits for the humanitarian aid project for the tsunami victims as his Eagle Scout project. Donations for both kits are needed by Feb. 19 and the kits will be put together by the scouts. Call 687-9422 for a list of items needed or for more information.

Cleveland/Elmo Youth

We are looking for any youth (ninth grade to seniors) interested in being active in the Cleveland/Elmo youth town councils. Each town will have their own council members but we will participate in activities as a group. If you want to participate, call Jamie Jensen at 653-2219 or Christy Reed at 653-2571. We are planning to have a meeting soon, call Jamie and Christy to find out more information.

Crafters Wanted

The Castle Country Spring Festival will be held April 29-30. If you would like to participate in this, call Gay Lee at 381-2108 or 381-2850 or Debbie at 472-9570.

Parent/Teacher Conference at SRJH

All parents of students attending San Rafael Junior High School are encouraged to attend the parent/teacher conferences to be held Feb. 9 from 3:30-9:30 p.m. The conferences will be held at the school.

DAV

The DAV will meet March 12 at 3 p.m. at the Price Senior Citizens Center. There will be a pot luck meal.

County Youth Leadership Councils

Emery County Youth Leadership councils are sponsoring a food drive and humanitarian drive to help the Utah Food Bank fill the shelves back up and help those victims of disasters with clothes. This is where we need you. Bring your food items to your city hall or to your elementary school and there you will find a box to drop off your items. This is a service project for our youth leadership conference to be held April 16. We are trying to see which city can collect the most of these items so ready...set...bring on the drive. Help your YCC be the best. This drive will run from Feb. 1-April 16. We are hoping to have so much food that the Utah Food Bank has to bring down big trucks to take it back and also that the news stations will have to come to Emery County for our great deed. Give a little...help a little...we need you.

Raffle to Benefit Wild Turkeys

Browning Arms has manufactured a specially engraved, one-of-a-kind Citori 12-gauge shotgun for National Wild Turkey Federation's Utah's statewide raffle. The shotgun and a statewide gobbler permit will be drawn on March 20. Anyone, wishing to buy raffle tickets, may contact Jon Leonard at 801-782-9557 or Brett Johnson at 435-259-9453.

Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts

Wanted to participate in the Buckhorn District Scouting Expo to be held March 12 at Emery High School. All packs and troops are encouraged to have a booth or exhibit. The Expo will be from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and booths should be set up the evening before. Anyone interested should contact Laren Huntsman at 381-5185 to make arrangements for a booth. The more booths, exhibits and participation that we have the more fun and successful it will be. Those that sign up early will get their first choice on booth location.

Cleveland Rabies Clinic

Cleveland Town will sponsor a rabies clinic on Feb. 26 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Cleveland Cemetery storage building, 200 North 600 East. Dr. Griggs will be the vet this year. All dogs are required to have a current rabies shot before they can be licensed for the new year.

All dogs must be licensed by Feb. 28.

Historic Photos Needed

Photos of barns and corrals of the past and still in use in Emery County are being collected for future publication. Call Jan Petersen at 381-5252 or 384-2927 or Sylvia Nelson at 687-9184. The deadline is Feb. 28.

Scouting Activities

Feb. 10, Roundtable, Castle Dale Stake Center, 7 p.m.; Feb. 13, Scout Sunday Fireside, Castle Dale Stake Center, 7 p.m.; Feb. 18-19, Klondike Derby.

Scout Sunday Fireside

For all Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, parents, and leaders: guest speaker: John Beck, Eagle Scout and BYU Quarterback will do a presentation on Feb. 13 at theCastle Dale Stake Center at 7 p.m., Sunday dress or scout uniform.

Volunteer Help with Miss Emery Pageant

Anyone interested in helping with the Miss Emery Pageant is encouraged to call Sabrina at 687-2642 or Patsy at 381-2431. Volunteers are needed in the following areas: production, preparation, luncheon, advertising and decorations.

Miss Emery Pageant

Those young women interested in trying out for the Miss Emery Pageant should call Sabrina at 687-2642 or Patsy at 381-2431. You must be between 17-24 years old and be a high school graduate.

County Girls Softball

Emery County Girls Softball is looking for representatives from each of the towns and also need to form a new Board of Directors for the 2005 softball season. If interested, contact Jamie Butterfield at 748-5369 or LuAnn Koch at 381-5294. If we do not get volunteers or support, your 2005 softball season will be in jeopardy. Contact us before Feb. 10. Season begins in March.

Writers at Work Competition

Submissions for the Writers at Work 2005 Competition are due by March 1. For more information and where to send your entries, log on to www.writersatwork.org. There is an entry fee involved.

Scenic Excursions

The Provo Canyon Limited offers a number of scenic excursions throughout the winter, including Tube N Train and theatrical excursions. Contact Druann Lacey for schedules and fares, 1-435-654-5601.

Genealogy and Family Heritage Jamboree

A Genealogy and Family Heritage Jamboree will be held in St. George on Feb. 11-12. The conference will be held at the Dixie Conference Center. For more information log on to www.cgslink.com.

Arbor Day Competition

All Utah elementary schools are welcome to participated in Utah's annual Arbor Day poster contest. Registration materials are available on the web at www.ffsl.utah.gov/ArborDay/postercontest.php. Teachers and schools desiring additional information should contact the Utah Arbor Day Committee at 801-538-5513 or email christinebates@utah.gov.

Veterans of Foreign Wars

A field service officer from the Veterans of Foreign Wars will be at the Price Workforce Service Center from 8:30-10:30 a.m. on Feb. 17 to assist you in understanding and applying for rightful VA benefits.

Community Theater

Emery County Community Theater presents Shenandoah on Feb. 10, 11, 12, and 14 at 7 p.m. each night in the Emery High School auditorium. Thursday night is senior discount night, with a discount for those 55 and older.

Valentine's Carnival

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.

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 Feb. 26 with Dr. Brent Griggs. Clinic 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, contact Cathy Sitterud at 381-5647. 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 Moore at 384-2261.

New Emery 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.

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.

Tsunami Relief

United Way International, United Way of American and many other United Way charities are working together with disaster response partners to assess and address the wide range, long term response and recovery needs of communities in Southern Asia severely impacted by tsunami waves recently. 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, focuses on biology and includes Spanish immersion as well. 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 devastating and deadly disaster is South Asia. Contributions can be made 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.

Photographic Competition

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 two 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. A rabies clinics will be held at the Orangeville Fire Station Feb. 19 from 9 a.m.-noon.

Buckhorn Archery

Open shoot on Wednesday's from 4-8 p.m. at the Emery County Recreation Center, 75 South 400 East in Castle Dale. 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.

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.

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 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.

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, 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.

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 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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