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Makeover Artists

Emery County Fair is looking for makeover artists to perform free makeovers at the fair on Aug. 6 from noon-2 p.m. This will include hair, make-up, pedicures, manicures, and massage. The fair will pay for supplies used. If you are interested in participating at the Emery County Fair, contact Emery County Recreation at 381-2108 by July 15.

Art Show at the Museum of the San Rafael

Artist Joe Venus is having a special art exhibit at the Museum of the San Rafael on July 7 at 6:30 p.m. Joe has shown in art galleries from California to New York. He has served as supervisor of fine arts at the Utah State Fair, and also awards a scholarship each year. His American culture, wildlife, and rodeo cowboy prints will be shown at the Museum.

Huntington Beautification

Have you noticed the new street lights on Huntington's Main Street? The Beautification Committee has decided that the town needs more of the lights along Main Street. If there are any residents who wish to make a donation toward acquiring more lights, take the donation to city hall. For more information contact Lorraine Dingman at 687-9459.

Scrapbook and Craft Expo

A scrapbook and craft expo will be held in the Wellington City Hall, in conjuction with Pioneer Days, on July 22 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and on July 23 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Booth deadline is July 8. Call Klene Powell at 435-637-0915 for more information.

Cleveland Days

Cleveland Days will be held July 19-23. Activities will be a family barbeque, youth dance, bike ride, lamb fry, dance featuring Keele N Time, parade, games, and fireworks. Watch for more details.

Open House for Farm Bureau financial

The recently opened Farm Bureau Financial Services will host an open house on July 8 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at 70 East Main in Castle Dale. Tyler Jeffs if the agent. Refreshments and drawings for prizes will be offered.

Castle Valley Pageant

The 2005 Castle Valley Pageant will be held July 28-30 and Aug. 2-6 at 9 p.m. each evening. Pioneer village will be from 6:30-8:15 p.m. For more information contact Mark Justice at 435-687-2403 or 435-687-2234; Bry Anderson at 435-381-2372; Montell Seely at 435-381-2195; or Jay Howell at 435-384-3042.

Defensive Driving Class

A defensive driving class will be held July 16 at the Castleview Hospital classroom, 300 North Hospital Drive, Price, from 8 a.m.-noon. For registration information or to register call the Utah Safety Council at 1-800-933-5943 or visit

Calling All Kids

On Aug. 6 at 9 a.m. we will be having a kids parade for our Emery County Fair. We need all of you to make this a great success. Decorate your bike, your wagon, 4-wheeler, trike, scooter, go-cart, whatever you have and show your Emery County spirit with all of us. Any questions, contact Dannette Waite at 748-2085 or Emery County Recreation Department at 381-2108.

Emery County Fair Parade

We are welcoming all to join in making the 2005 Emery County parade the best ever. Build a float as a family, church group, youth city council group, sports group, cheerleading group, FFA, 4-H, lifeguards, you name it. Our idea is to go back to the old days when we had floats and not just cars. Just think of the fun you'll have making your first float. There will be cash prizes given away for many different categories. Show your Emery County spirit and build a float. Any questions, call Dannette Waite at 748-2085 or Emery County Recreation at 381-2108.

Miss/Mrs. Utah Model

A new talent agency in Orem is sponsoring a model search. The contest is open to all young girls, teens, and women, ages 5-40+. For more information about the competition and for the cost of registration, call Tom Wright at 1-801-427-1312.

Heber Valley Hoedown

Climb aboard the Heber Valley Railroad for a western hoedown with music by the Backwoods Cowboy Band, and a homestyle meal. Bring you dancing shoes as square dancing will be taught. Events will take place July 15 and Aug. 12 at 6 p.m. For information and reservation call 435-654-5601.

Soldiers Seek Donations

Soldiers from the 115th Maintenance Company, Utah Army National Guard Unit, currently in Iraq, have adopted two schools there, and in their spare time, they are building desks and shelves in these schools. These soldiers are seeking sponsors that are willing to donate money and/or school supplies and equipment that these schools need. For more information contact Jenny Hawthorne at or call 1-801-556-1503.

Old Rocket Theater in Castle Dale

Do you remember the Rocket Theater on Main Street in Castle Dale? I am compiling a history of the theater, which my family, Carlos, Eugene, and Glen Otterstrom, operated. I am looking for photos, personal remembrances or stories about the theater. If you have anything you would like to contribute, contact Craig Otterstrom at 333 Fourth Avenue, Salt Lake City, UT 84103, or 1-801-364-0126, or by email at

Utah Business Week

Utah Business Week gives the state's best students hands on experience with free enterprise. This summer's program runs July 31-Aug. 6 on the Utah State University campus. For more information and to apply, log on to, or call Kay Westley at 801-288-8355.

Grant Writing Workshop

Grant Writing USA will hold a grant writing workshop in partnership with the St. George Police Department from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on July 18 and 19 at the St. George Police Department, 265 North 200 East in St. George. Participants will learn how to write grant proposals and how to locate and track relevant funding opportunities. Seating is limited, online reservations are necessary, walk-ins are not allowed. For more information, visit or call Chris or Cathy at Grant Writing USA, 1-800-814-8191.

Emery County Senior Golf League

Emery County seniors, ages 50 and over, are welcomed to come and play in the league continues every Wednesday. Starting time is 8 a.m. with a shotgun start and will be a 4-man scramble format. Each week will be a mini-tournament with $10 green and cart. First place team win $100 each week. Call Millsite at 384-2887 for more information.

Emery High School Class Reunion

The class of 1995 is having its 10 year class reunion on Aug. 5-6. For more information contact Heidi Maxfield at 1-801-798-4647 or Kristi McElprang at 687-9949.

Rabbit Show at the Junior Livestock Show

The rabbit show, which will be held at the Ferron Fairgrounds during the Southeastern Utah Junior Livestock show, on July 8, will begin at 5 p.m. Come out and show your pet or your purebred rabbits. This will be a lot of fun.

Design Arts Utah Exhibition

The Design Arts Program of the Utah Arts Council is having its third annual exhibit in tribute to design in Utah. It runs until July 29 at the Rio Gallery located in the historic Rio Grande Train Station, 300 South Rio Grande( 455 West) in Salt Lake City. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 9 to 5 p.m. (excluding state holidays).

U of U Invites Nominations of Veterans

The University of Utah will host its eighth annual Veteran's Day Commemoration Program on Nov. 11. honoring all Utah veterans who have served our country in military service. Nomination forms are now available on-line at and are due by July 6. Forms can also be obtained from the office of University Marketing and Communications at 201 South Presidents Circle, Room 308, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 or by calling 801-581-6773.

Millsite Golf Course Tournament Schedule

State red, white, and blue-July 16; Millsite fund raising invitational-Aug. 6; Emery County fair tournament-Aug. 13; Peach Days tournament-Sept 10; State 2-man best ball-Sept. 17; monster mash 4-man scramble-Oct. 8; and snow man 3-man scramble-Nov. 5.

Emery 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, photographs, 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.

Great Summer at Castle Dale Library

All the action began on 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, the schedule is with dragons; July 6-royal read; July 13-magical mayhem; and the summer finale July 20-Hogwarts School. The reading club "Joust Read" began 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 on June 21 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.; and July 5 and 20 at 1 p.m.

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 4-4:30 p.m.

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. Entries must be submitted before July 1. For more details, see or call Tami Gowans or Judy Duncombe at 1-801-538-8400.

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.

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: 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 volunteers to do a magic demonstration during story hour on July 7. For more information or to volunteer call Kay at 748-2726.

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

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.

Miss Emery County Pageant

The Miss Emery Scholarship pageant will be held on July 16 at 7 p.m. at the Emery High Auditorium.

Contestants will compete in swimwear, casual wear, talent, evening gown and interview and onstage questions. Current Miss Emery Tawni Bigelow from Green River will perform as well as local talent. Plan to support the crowning of a new Miss Emery to represent Emery County at activities and also in the Miss Utah competition held in June each year. Contact contestants for tickets and tickets also sold at the door for $5.

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