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Historical Society

The Emery County Historical Society's June meeting will feature author Nancy Taniguchi, author of Castle Valley, America, Hard Land, Hard Won Home. The meeting will be held at the Museum of the San Rafael in Castle Dale at 7 p.m. on June 16. Books will be available and a book signing will be held. Refreshments will be served.

Bean's Retirement

An open house for Murleen Bean's retirement will be held on June 18 from 2-5 p.m. at Orangeville City Hall. Everyone is welcome.

County Fair Exhibits

The home arts exhibits welcomes anyone interested in displaying their sewing, knitting, painting, quilting, canning, baked goods, stained glass, woodworking, metal art, photography, needlepoint, gardening, etc. during the Emery County Fair, Aug. 4-6. For more information, contact the Emery County Extension office in Castle Dale at 381-2381 or Michelle Scovill at 381-2823.

Know Before You Go

An ATV permit class will be held June 17 at the old courthouse building in Castle Dale, beginning at 7 p.m. Remember, this class is to make youth ages 8-16 legal to drive on public lands. You may pre-register at the Emery County Recreation office, 75 South 400 East, Castle Dale. For more information, contact Emery County Recreation at 381-2108 or Mark Williams at 381-2493.

Women's Cancer Screening

Southeastern Utah District Health Department will conduct a women's cancer screening clinic at their office at 25 West Main Street, Castle Dale, June 10 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Screening will include clinical breast exam, pap test, pelvic exam, referral for free mammogram (if eligible). These exams may be free for women ages 50-64. Give yourself the gift of good health by calling 435-381-2252 today to schedule your women's cancer screening appointment.

Castle Dale Library

All the action will begin June 1 at the Castle Dale Library. The theme for the summer programs at the libraries in Emery County is Dragons, Dreams and Daring Deeds. In keeping with that theme, the summer reading program will begin June 1 at 11 a.m. with dragons; June 8-unicorns; June 15-medieval life; June 22-knights; June 20-castles; July 6-royal read; June 13-magical mayhem; and the summer finale July 20-Hogwarts School. The reading club "Joust Read" will begin June 1, where readers can earn one Sickle (Hogwarts coin) to be used at the summer finale. A special young adult program, "Ye Knights of the Order of the Castle (Dale Library), for ages 8 and older, will be held twice monthly beginning on June 7 at 1 p.m.

Big Fix in Green River

On June 8 the Big Fix discount mobile spay/neuter clinic will be at the Green River Community Center, 165 South Broadway. To preregister call 564-8221. Space is limited, call early for instructions.

Green River Kid's Cafe

The Green River Community Center announces the sponsorship of the summer food service program. Free meals will be available to attending children. Meals will be served at the Green River Community Center in the Kid's Cafe Monday-Friday. Morning snack-8:45-9 a.m.; lunch-12-12 :30 p.m. (both through the summer food program); and dinner (through the Utah Food Bank) from 4-4:40 p.m.

First Annual Amateur Golf Tournament

The first annual Emery County Recreation/Millsite Men's Association amateur four man scramble will be held June 25. There will be a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Register at Emery Recreation office at 75 South 400 East, Castle Dale, by June 23. Each team can only have on member with a handicap of 10 or less. Entry fee includes green fees, cart, two par three contests, membership, lunch, drinks on the course, prizes, and a tee gift. For more information contact Emery Recreation at 381-2108 or Millsite Golf Course at 384-2887. Big Farm Bureau sponsored hole in one contest. Entries limited to 16 teams.

Coloring Contest

The Utah Summer Games sponsors a children's coloring contest. You can download coloring pages at Completed pages should be mailed to Utah Summer Games, 351 West University Blvd., Cedar City, UT 84720. On the back of the page parents should legibly write the child's name, age, birthdate, telephone number and mailing address. All entries will be displayed in the Sorenson PE Building during check-in and registration for the Utah Summer Games. For rules and regulations see website.

State Fair Music Competition

Musicians are being sought for the annual Classical Music Competition to be held during August at the Utah State Fairpark. Classical music students from ages 8-23 are encouraged to participate. Entry dates are between June 1 and July 1. For more details, see or call Tami Gowans or Judy Duncombe at 1-801-538-8400.

North Emery Reunion

The North Emery High Reunion will be held July 2 at Huntington Elementary School, 70 East 100 North. Registration and light refreshments will begin at 10 a.m. The monument dedication will be held at noon. Program at 3 p.m. followed by dinner. Contact Dixie Bass at 687-2708 for more information and registration.

Emery Pioneer Day

There is still room for vendors at Emery Town's annual Pioneer Day celebration, which will be held on July 23. Call the town office at 286-2714 to reserve your place to sell your crafts, plants, hot dogs and cotton candy. There will be no cost to vendors who wish to participate. Bring your family and friends and join us for a day filled with fun, parades, food and music. See you in Emery.

UP&L Summer BBQ

UP&L Retirees Summer BBQ Picnic will be held June 9 at the Helper Parkway. Picnic starts at noon, there is a fee. Paid reservations should be made to John Marchino, 895 North 200 East, Price, UT 84501. Any questions call Madeline Tonc, 472-5732.

Veterans of Foreign Wars

A field service officer from the Veterans of Foreign Wars will be at the Price Workforce Service Center on June 23 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. This is a free service to assist veterans, widows and dependents in understanding and applying for rightful VA benefits.

Special Needs Swimming Program

The Emery County Recreation Special Service District will be conducting registration for the Special Needs Swimming Program on June 1 from 2-5 p.m. at the Emery County Recreation Office, 75 South 400 East, Castle Dale, for children who are mentally or physically challenged. Classes will run June 13-17 from 6-7 p.m. For more information, contact the office at 381-2108.

Floats, Floats, Floats

Come join in the fun of this years Emery County Fair Parade. We encourage every business, church group, city, school group, sports group, or family to be a part of the fair parade. The fair theme is New Ideas, New Dreams, New Beginnings. Floats will be judged and prizes will be given in several different categories. Call Dannette Waite at 748-2085 or Emery County Recreation at 381-2108 for more information.

Castle Country Horse Show Association

The Castle Country Horse Show Association schedule is: June 18, Price; July 16, Castle Dale; Aug. 14, Price; and Sept. 17, Castle Dale. Show will start at 9 a.m. with registration at 8 a.m. For more information, call Denise at 1-801-794-0901, Paige at 435-748-2881, Roxanne at 435-653-2589, or Rhonda at 435-637-4023. More information can also be found online at

Improve Wildlife Habitat

Proposals for projects to improve wildlife habitat may be submitted to Wayne Urie, Coordinator Castleland RC&D, 1120 North Des-Bee-Dove Road, P.O. Box 75A, Castle Dale, Ut. 84513.

Operation Home Support

To donate to Operation Home Support, a program to send packages to local soldiers stationed overseas, contact Jan Hess, 384-2753. Donations can be mailed to American Legion Auxiliary #42, P.O. Box 209. Ferron, Ut. 84523.

Volunteers Needed

Orangeville Library is in need of several volunteers to do demonstrations for story hour on June 16 and July 7. For more information or to volunteer call Kay at 748-2726.

Miss Heritage Days Scholarship Pageant

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. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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