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Volunteers Needed

Orangeville Library is in need of volunteers to do a juggling demonstration during story hour on June 16 at 11 a.m. Also needed is a magician for story hour on July 7. For more information or to volunteer call Kay at 748-2726.

Utah Issues Conference

The 30th annual Utah Issues Conference will be held June 7 at the Salt Palace. To register or learn more, log onto or call Heather at 1-801-521-2035 or email

DAV Yardsale

The DAV will hold a yardsale at the National Guard Armory, 584 North 500 East, Price, on May 20-12 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Foster Parent Information

A new foster parent information night will be held May 10 from 6-8 p.m. at 1060 North DesBee Dove Road, Castle Dale.

Seeds of the Desert

Come to Home Place in Orangeville to search for the Seeds of Life, the early desert the fathers and mothers found. Experience this on May 14 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Call Paula at 748-2230 for information and reservations.

Special Needs Dance

A Special Needs Dance program will be held on May 3 and May 5 at 4 p.m. at Emery High School old gym. For more information call 381-2108.

Utah Beef Council Cookbook

To obtain a copy of the booklet featuring more healthy beef meals, send $1 to National Cattlemen's Beef Association, Dept. AHA. P.O. Box 670, Bloomingdale, IL, 60108.

Miss Heritage Days

The Miss Heritage Days scholarship pageant will be held June 30. Girls ages 1-24 are wanted in six different age groups. Every contestant will receive cash or prizes. Attend the pageant meeting May 17 at 7:30 p.m. at Huntington City Hall for help and answers to questions. Application deadline in June 1.

Drop Dead Gorgeous Triathalon

The Drop Dead Gorgeous Triathalon, (swim, bike, run) will be held July 16 in Scofield. For more information call Castle Country Travel Region office at 435-637-3009.

Mrs. Utah Pageant

It is time for interested candidates to register and compete for the title of Mrs. Utah America 2005. The pageant will take place June 23-24 at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts in Salt Lake City. Married women interested in competing should immediately respond by contacting Diane Ritter at 1-602-870-7572 or, or visit the website

Emery's Pioneer Day Celebration

Emery will once again be honoring July 24 with a celebration. We had such a wonderful response to our arts, crafts, and food booths last year that we are welcoming everyone to participate againg this year. Set up your booth or table and sell your wares. There is no charge. Just call the Emery Town Office at 286-2417 to register your booth or table so we will know how many to expect. Ask your friends and neighbors to join in the fun. It's a great place to sell your products and have a good time doing it.

Food Handler's Classes

There will be a food handler's classes for all persons working in food serving establishments. The classes will be taught in Price on May 17 at 9 a.m., 4 p.m., and 7 p.m. at the Southeastern Utah District Health Department, 28 South 100 East. Classes will also be taught in Castle Dale on May 19 at 4 and 7 p.m., at the health department located at 25 West Main Street. In Green River, classes will be taught on May 11 at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. at Green River City Hall. For more information contact Claron Bjork at 637-3671 or Terri at 381-2252.

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. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mens Softball League

Emery County Recreation is registering for 2005 Men's softball league to be played at Huntington Softball Complex beginning May 31. Registration must be received by May 20 at the Rec Office located at 75 South 400 East, Castle Dale. Mens league will be a wood bat league. Only wood bats will be allowed. For more information contact Emery Rec at 381-2108.

Womens Softball League

Emery County Recreation is registering for 2005 Womens softball league to be played at the Huntington Softball Complex beginning June 1. Registration must be received by May 20 at the Rec Office located at 75 South 400 East, Castle Dale. For more information contact Emery Rec at 381-2108.

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 Basketball

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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