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Stock Car Association

The Central Utah stock car racing association meets the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Log Palace Restaurant. For more info. contact JR at 637-3225 or Mike at 381-2853.

Camp Dale DUP

The DUP meeting will be held at 1 p.m. at the Senior center in Castle Dale on March 14.

Restoration Celebration

The restoration celebration for the Huntington First Ward will be held on March 15 at 6:30 p.m. Dinner, displays and a program will be presented. Everyone welcome.

Video at Desert Edge Christian Chapel

A video presentation at Desert Edge Christian Chapel entitled Hell's Best Kept Secret will be held on March 13 at 5:45 p.m. This begins a six week series and discussions will follow the videos.

Ferron Easter Egg Hunt

The Ferron Youth City Council will host an Easter Egg Hunt on March 22 at 4:30 p.m. Children 1-12 are welcome to participate. The Easter Egg Hunt will be held at Church Park located at the corner of State and Mill Roads. The youth council encourages participants to bring one can of food to donate towards their food drive. For more information contact 384-2350.

Emery County Little League-Cal Ripkin Signups

Wednesday and Thursday March 16 and 17, 6-8 p.m. Elmo - Chad and Cassi Lake residence 140 North 100 West; Cleveland - Fire Station; Huntington - Old City Hall; Castle Dale - Kent Jorgensen residence 315 East 600 North; Orangeville - Cottonwood Elementary; Ferron - City Hall; Emery - City Hall. At large-signups in Castle Dale-Jorgensen residence 315 East 600 North; major league (fifth and sixth grade) and minor league (third and fourth grade) sign up; cost - $35. Rookie league (first and second grade) sign up cost - $25. Play begins third week of April, practice begins end of March

Emery County Historical Society

Emery County Historical Society's general meeting for March will be held on Wed. March 16 at 7 p.m. at the Museum of the San Rafael in Castle Dale. Author JoAnne Arnold, formerly of Orangeville, will be the guest speaker. She will talk about her book that is out, and her new book, which will be coming out shortly. Shawn Tomsich will provide musical entertainment.

A Swell Cure for Cabin Fever

The SouthEastern Utah Off Highway Vehicle Club will hold its annual spring poker ride, A Swell Cure for Cabin Fever, on March 19. Starting time will be from 8 a.m.-noon. The ride will be held 20 miles east of Castle Dale, follow the signs.

Womens Leadership Conference

Women from across the state are welcome to attend the Farm Bureau Women's Conference to be held March 11-12 at the Country Inn and Suites in South Jordan. For more information go to the Utah Farm Bureau website at www.fb.org/utfb.

4-H Photos

A fund raising project will be family photos sponsored by 4-H. The photos will be taken April 1-3 at the county building, 75 East Main Street in Castle Dale, Room 218. The 4-H youth need your support. For more information call the Extension Office at 381-2381.

Defensive Driving Course

The Utah Safety Council is now offering a four hour defensive driving course for individuals in the Price area, on March 12 from 8 a.m.-noon in the Castleview Hospital classroom. For additional information or to register, call 1-800-933-5943 or visit www.utahsafetycouncil.org.

Scholarships For Seniors

Each year, several $1000 scholarships are awarded to Utah high school seniors by the Utah Association of Independent Insurance Agents (UAIIA) and the Utah Chapter of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters (CPCU). All majors will be considered, but preference will be given to business and insurance students. Financial needs will also be considered. Scholarship applications can be downloaded from www.uaiia.org and must be received at the UAIIA offices in Salt Lake City no later than March 31.

AA and NA Meetings

AA and NA meetings will begin the second week in March. These meetings will be held at the Emery County Recreation Center, 75 South 400 East, Castle Dale. AA will be Tuesday nights from 6:30-7:30 p.m. NA meetings will be Thursday nights from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Cleveland Easter Egg Hunt

The Cleveland Elmo youth town councils will sponsor this years Easter egg hunt on March 19 at noon. All preschool and elementary age children are welcome to meet in front of the Cleveland Town Hall. Bring your baskets and don't miss the fun in Cleveland. It's fun, it's free, and everybody gets a prize. Don't be late, we start promptly at noon. For more information call the town hall at 653-2310 or Jamie at 653-2219.

FSA and other Agencies are Moving

Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Castleland RC&D Council, and Utah Association of Conservation Districts offices have moved to new office space located at 1120 North Des-Bee-Dove Road in Castle Dale as of Feb. 28. These offices can be reached at 435-381-2300.

Scouting Expo

The public is welcome to attend the Scouting Expo at the Emery High School on March 12 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. There will be booths, activities and the Pinewood Derby. Support the local scouting program by attending and participating.

Super Fix

A No More Homeless Pets Super Fix will be held March 7-19. Emery Animal Health is the participating veterinarian. Call for rates and appointments 381-2539.

Scrapbook Expo

A scrapbook expo will be held March 12 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Emery County Recreation building in Castle Dale. Bring your own paper cutter, adhesive and a lot of friends. Open crop space available for a small fee. Come visit booths and make your favorite layouts.

Pioneer Museum Hours

New hours for the Pioneer Museum are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Monday through Friday, and Saturday noon-4 p.m. Share your pioneer heritage with family and friends.

DUP District Conference

Emery/Carbon County Companies of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers will hold their Annual District Convention on March 12 at the Museum of the San Rafael, Castle Dale. Book Sales begin at 8 a.m.; officers meeting at 9 a.m.; and general meeting at 10:15 a.m. Luncheon (cost $5.50) will be served. Guest Speakers will be Lou Jean Wiggins and Carol Buchmiller of DUP International. Emery County Company will host the event. For more information or to make reservations contact your local DUP camp officers.

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.

DAV

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

Emery 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.

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.

Volunteer to Help with Miss Emery Pageant

Anyone interested in helping with the Miss Emery Pageant are 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 until March 31.

Power Wheelchairs

The Three Wishes Inc. Program makes available power (electric) wheelchairs to senior citizens. Call 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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