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Castle Dale Relief Society

The Castle Dale Stake Relief Society Women's Conference will be held April 16 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Castle Dale Stake Center. All women in the stake, 12 years and older, are encouraged to attend this special program and luncheon entitled A Personal Look at Joseph Smith. Sunday dress is requested.

Scouting for Food

Beginning March 22 at 3 p.m., the Scouts will be around to pick up the Scouting for Food items.

Huntington Open Burn

Huntington City's open burn period will be March 26-April 24. Burn permits are required, pick them up at city hall. Burning must be done between 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Cost to extinguished fires and fines may be imposed. Burning of vegetaion that is incident to yard clean-up may be burned, no trash or garbage may be burned.

Cleveland Burn Window

Cleveland's burn window is March 26-April 24. Cleveland Town requires everyone who plans a controlled burn to obtain a burn permit from the town hall, 653-2310 or from Greg Oliver 653-2809. This includes yard waste. No fee required for burn permit.

Aron Ralston to Speak

Aron Ralston, the climber who lost an arm in a climbing incident in the San Rafael, will be at the John Wesley Powell River History Museum on April 25 at 9:30 a.m. He will then travel to the Emery High School auditorium for another appearance at 1:30 p.m. He will be speaking about his new book, Between a Rock and a Hard Place. This event is sponsored by the Emery County Sheriff's Office and the Emery County School District. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Range Creek at the San Rafael Museum

The Utah Museum of Natural History's traveling exhibit about Range Creek will be opened for display at the Museum of the San Rafael on April 7. That evening Duncan Metcalfe, Waldo Wilcox, and Derris Jones will be at the museum at 7 p.m. for introductions and questions.

EHS Drama Presentations

On March 22, the EHS drama department will present the play Deadly Ernest in the Little Theater at 7 p.m. On April 7-9, they will host dinner theater at 6 p.m. each evening in the Little Theater. Thirty people per night may be accommodated and the entertainment is Murder at the Masquerade. On April 28-30, the drama department will perform the Man of LaMancha in the auditorium each night at 7 p.m.

Youth Volleyball Exhange

The Sports for Youth Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2005 Goodwill Ambassadors International volleyball exhange to Europe to be held in June. Registration deadline is March 31. For further information visit the website

Youth Basketball Exhange

The Sports for Youth Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2005 Goodwill Ambassadors International basketball exhange to Italy to be held in June. Registration deadline is March 31. For further information visit the website

Immunization Care-A-Van

The Immunization Care-A-Van is coming to the Castle Dale Stake Center, 33 East Main, on March 28 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Immunization for children 0-35 months are free. For children from 3-18 years, there is a small fee, if you qualify for VFC. If you are insured, Care-A-Van may have the ability to bill your insurance company. Any questions call Community Nursing Services at 1-801-233-6214 or 1-800-486-2186.

Food Handler's Classes

There will be food handler's classes for all person working in the food industry. Classes will be taught in Price on March 23 at 9 a.m., 4 p.m., and 7 p.m. Classes will be taught in Castle Dale March 24 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. For more information call 687-3671 in Price or 381-2252 in Castle Dale.

Timpanogos Gem and Mineral Society

The Timpanogos Gem and Mineral Society's annual rock show will be held March 25-27 at the indoor tennis court on the northeast corner of the Spanish Fork rodeo grounds. The show will run from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday.

Emery High Cheer Tryouts

Cheerleader tryouts will be held on April 4 in the Emery High old gymnasium at 6 p.m. where the participants will learn the dance. On April 6 the girls will check in between 4-4:30 p.m. They will learn the cheer between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. Break from 5:30-6 p.m. and judging will begin at 6 p.m. sharp. Only the parents of the participants are allowed to watch tryouts. Girls should preregister and forms are available at Emery High, Canyon View Junior High and San Rafael Junior High. Deadline for registration forms is April 4 at 6 p.m. If you have any questions call Kisty Childs at 748-2741 or Melissa Allred at 653-2868.

Spardette Tryouts

Tryouts for drill team will be on March 29 at 4:30 p.m. in the Spartan Center. Girls are to wear black dance wear and bring their last report card. At 4:30 p.m. there will be a parents meeting and warmup and military arms for girls. At 5 p.m. tryouts will begin. Tryouts only open to parents and grandparents.

Engineering State Summer Program

Utah State University is giving high school students a glimpse of life as an engineer, June 6-9. The application deadline has been exteded to April 1. Attendees participate in six challenge sessions, tour the Space Dynamics Laboratory and the University's new engineering building, have opportunities to win prizes and apply for scholarships. There is an application fee that covers housing and all meals. Applicants must be a junior or senior in high school. For more information and an online application visit, or call Kathy at 435-797-2843.

County Girl's Softball

Signups March 30. Castle Dale and Orangeville: Cottonwood Elementary, 4-6 p.m. Leslie Jensen 381-2215 or Paige Farnsworth 748-2881. Cleveland: 215 W. Main, 4-6 p.m. Tina Oliver, 653-2809. Elmo: 205 East Main, 4-6 p.m. Ruschelle Mortensen, 653-2973. Ferron, Emery and Clawson: Ferron City Hall, 6-8 p.m. Charlene Freeman, 384-2337. Huntington and Lawrence: Huntington Elementary, 5-7 p.m. Kerri Sherman, 687-9569. No late signups.

Baseball Camp

Emery County boys and girls age 9 and up are encouraged to attend the Baseball Camp on April 1-2 at the Huntington ball complex. April 1 from 4 p.m. until dark for one on one training; April 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Professional players and high school coaches will conduct the training which includes pitching, hitting, infield and outfield training. Fee involved. Contact Shaun Bell for more information at 749-2237. Register at the baseball signups or the day of camp.

Art and Soup

The 17th annual Celebration of Art and Soup will be held March 30-31 at the Sheraton City Centre, 150 West 500 South, Salt Lake City. For more information call 1-801-233-6100.

Venus Art Exhibit

The artwork of Joseph S. Venus will be on display at the College of Eastern Utah Prehistoric Museum Art Gallery, 155 East Main Street, Price, during April, May and June. An artist reception will be held April 1 from 7-9 p.m. in the Art Gallery at the museum.

Job Fair at SLCC

The public is welcome to attend the annual Salt Lake Community College job expo on April 6 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Lifetime Ativities Center Arena on the Redwood Campus, 4600 South Redwood Road, Salt Lake City. For more information call 1-801-957-4682.

Ferron 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 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.

Road Scholar

Requesting a free speaker from the Utah Humanities Council is easy. Log on to at least one month prior to the proposed event and complete the request form. Following the program, an evaluation must be filled out.

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.

Creative Writing Seminar

The Redrock Writers Guild announces the eighth annual Creative Writing Seminar to be held at the St. George Art Museum and Opera House on March 25. For more information contact, D. Gary Christian, at 1-435-688-2224.

Photos Needed

Researchers are seeking old photographs from private collections that were taken in the Dixie National Forest and surrounding areas. It is preferred that the photos were taken prior to 1930, and those taken during the late 1800s are even better. Call the Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands at 1-435-586-4408 or Utah State University at 1-435-586-8132.

Fairfield Schoolhouse

Camp Floyd State Park Manager Mark Trotter is searching for former Fairfield Schoolhouse students and teachers, who will be recognized at a public open house on April 16. He is also seeking photographs of Fairfield Schoolhouse. Former students, and teachers for an exhibit to be displayed at the open house. For more information contact Mark Trotter at 1-801-768-8932 or via email at

Scholarships Available

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 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 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.

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.

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.

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 until 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 a little...we need you.

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 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

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.

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 has been extended through April.

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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