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AARP Driver Safety Class

An AARP driver safety class will be held on April 21-22 at the Carbon Senior Center. The eight hour course will be taught from 1:30-5:30 p.m. each day. Defensive driving techniques, how to adjust your driving to age related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time and much more will be taught. Most insurance companies will give a rate discount to those 55 or older who complete this class. There will be no test given. There is a minimal charge for the course. You must preregister by calling Tammy at 435-637-5080 or Carole at 435-381-5023.

Bookcliff Muzzleloaders Spring Shoot

The Bookcliff Muzzleloaders will host their spring shoot in the Buckhorn Draw on April 29-30 and May 1. Events will begin Friday at 6 p.m. For more information contact Brandy at 435-472-8668 or Darwon at 435-472-3497.

Veterans of Foreign Wars

A field service officer from the Veterans of Foreign Wars will be in Price at the Workforce Service Center on April 28 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. to assist in understanding and applying for rightful VA benefits. This is a free service.

Emery High Spring Concert

The Emery High School Spring Concert will be held on April 14 in the auditorium at 7 p.m. The concert will feature the high school concert band, and Castle Dale and Cottonwood sixth grade beginning band.

Diesel Exhaust Health Effects

An educational program for miners and their families concerning the health effects of exposure to diesel exhaust and dust will be held April 14 at the Atrium in the Southeast Applied Technology College in Price from 6-8:30 p.m. The program is sponsored by Miners Hospital, University of Utah Health System, and the Southeast Applied Technology College mining department.

Ferron Fireside

T-Minus-5 vocal band will be the guests at a fireside sponsored by the Ferron LDS Stake Youth Committee. The fireside will be held at the Ferron LDS Church on the hill on April 17 at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

Emery County Republicans

The Emery County Republican Organizing Convention will be held at the Emery County Recreation Center located at 75 South 400 East, Castle Dale on April 23, which will begin promptly at 7 p.m. All Emery Republican delegates must have a picture ID to receive credentials and a ballot. Delegate registration will begin at 6:15 p.m. and must be registered 15 minutes prior to the convening of the convention. Only elected county delegates are allowed to vote on issues. A new Constitution and Bylaws will be discussed and voted upon. All Emery County residents are welcome to attend. State Republican officers will address the convention.

Castle Country Spring Festival

The Castle Country Spring Festival arts and crafts fair will be held April 29-30 at the Emery County Recreation Center. Friday from 1-8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. There will be entertainment, food, door prizes, $50 giveaway, handcrafted items, candles, scrapbook supplies and much, much more.

April is Immunization Month

Check your child's records to see if they are due vaccinations. The SouthEastern Utah District Health Department will have a special immunization day on April 25 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. There will be prizes given to those children receiving immunizations on that day. Children must have medicaid, CHIP, PEHP, or have insurances that do not cover immunizations to be given vaccines through the health department.

Free Screening

Free child development screenings will be held for children 5 or younger at the Public Health Office, 25 West Main Street, Castle Dale, on April 21 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Call Michelle at 381-2693 to schedule and appointment or for further information. Bring the child's birth certificate and immunization record to your appointment. Sponsored by Baby Watch/Early Intervention Program, Emery School District Preschool, and Head Start, for possible admission/enrollment into any of the available programs or preschools.

Aluminum Can Drive

Once again, Habitat for Humanity of Castle Country is conducting an aluminum can recycle drive through April. Cans may be dropped off at Price Metal Salvage, 510 East 1250 South, 637-8609, or leave a message for pick up at 636-3230, or call Sylvia at 687-9184. Recycled cans help build homes and lives in both counties.

Craft and Merchandise Vendors Wanted

Vendors wanted for the Emery County Fair to be held Aug. 4-6. Large crowds expected. Security will be provided 24 hours a day, so daily load out is not required. New booth configuration for fair this year. We will try to be very accommodating to your needs. Booth assignments will be on a first come, first serve basis. For application or more information contact Margaret Keller at 381-2867 after 5 p.m. or Emery County Recreation at 381-2108.

Food Vendors Wanted

Vendors are wanted for the Emery County Fair to be held Aug. 4-6. Looking for exclusive food concession vendors. Each vendor may apply to have two exclusive entree food items for their booth. That vendor will be the sole supplier of those two food items. Drinks, candy, etc. will be available to all vendors. Emery County citizens will be given until April 22 to apply for exclusive rights on food concessions. Booth assignments will be on a first come, first serve basis. For application or more information contact Margaret Keller at 381-2867 after 5 p.m. or Emery County Recreation at 381-2108.

Heritage Days Rodeo Queen

The Huntington Heritage Days rodeo queen competition will be held on April 30. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and competition will begin at 9 a.m. The contest will be held in the Huntington rodeo arena, and is open to girls, ages 9 and up in three divisions, from Emery and Carbon counties. For information contact Beth at 687-2752 or Tina at 653-2391.

Ferron Pee-Wee Baseball Signups

Ferron Pee-Wee baseball signups will be held April 16 from 5:30-8 p.m. at Ferron City Hall. This is for boys and girls ages 4-7. Due to ordering uniforms, late signups cannot be accepted after April 14. For more information call McCall Fuller at 384-3145 or 749-1637.

Mountain Bike Festival

The San Rafael Swell mountain bike festival will be held May 13-15. The festival is promoted by MECCA and sponsored by the Emery County Recreation. For more information call 435-637-0086, 435-653-2500 or 435-653-2440.

Youth Leadership Summit

The summit is planned for April 16 from 9 a.m.-10 p.m. There will be workshops, a keynote speaker, and entertainment. Preregister with your youth city council representative, and the summit will be held at the LDS Church on the hill in Ferron.

Workshop for Green River Youth

Attention Green River youth, ages 14-21, who are seeking skills for high school completion, post secondary education, advanced training, and employment. A workshop is planned for April 14 at Green River High School, room 126, from 2-3 p.m., and in the Green River City council chambers at 6 p.m. Parents are encouraged to attend.

Paint Out Winner

Emery County artist Jo Baxter, of Green River, winner of the Western Paint Out held in conjunction with the Emery County fair last summer, was awarded a one woman show at the Museum of the San Rafael in Castle Dale. Her exhibit will be on display through April.

Free Trees from the Arbor Day Foundation

If you join the Arbor Day Foundation before April 30, you will be given 10 free shade trees. To become a member, send a $10 contribution to Ten Free Shade Trees, National Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Avenue, Nebraska City, NE 68410, or go on-line to

New Book About William Posey

Former Castle Dale resident Steve Lacy will soon release his new book, Posey, The Last Indian War. For more information contact Lacy, c/o Footprints from the Past Museum, 820 Jefferson, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101, or by phone at 801-359-2264.

Explore Health Careers

On June 13-15, high school students (grades 9-12) who are interested in pursuing a healthcare career can attend the Utah Center for Rural Health's Health Career Exploration Camp. To request a registration packet call Carrie at 1-435-638-7449 or log on to the AHEC website at

Project ChildSafe

Project ChildSafe, sponsored by the National Shooting Sports Foundation will be distributing free gun locks throughout Emery County. Members of the community may call their local law enforcement agency for information on how to obtain a free gun lock.

College Tuition Assistance

Millions of dollars are available to students from private sector scholarships, and much of this goes unused because the parents and students do not know how or where to apply. For informations on obtaining these scholarship lists, send a self-addressed, stamped, business sized, #10 envelope to: The US Commission for Scholastic Assistance, P.O. Box 650067, Potomac Falls, VA 20165-0067.

Huntington Open Burn Period

Huntington City's open burn period will run until 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 vegetation 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 until 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 in Emery County

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.

Utah Humanities Council 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. .

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.

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

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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