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Emery Spartan Cheer Camp

The spartan cheerleaders are putting on a cheer camp for anyone 4-15 years old. On Aug. 2-4 from 9-11:30 a.m. at the Emery Spartan Center. They will be teaching a cheer, chat, sideline dance and cheer fundamentals. There is a $25 charge and a T-shirt will be included. Wear your hair up and out of your face and no jewelry or black sole shoes. On Aug. 4 at 11 a.m. they will be performing what they have learned. Everyone is welcome to attend. Any participaint interested may also perform that night at the Emery County Fair at 7 p.m. For any questions contact Kisty at 748-2741 or Melissa at 653-2868.

Marriage Enhancement Workshop

There will be a Marriage Enhancement workshop on July 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Carbon County Courthouse Conference room. It is sponsored by the Governor's Commission on Marriage and will be presented by Utah State University Extension. Improve your marriage by learning the 3 C's of relationships. For further information, contact USU Extension Offices, Ellen Serfustini 636-3236 or Christine Jensen 381-2381.

Southeastern Utah Football Meetings

Starting July 25 there will be Southeastern Utah Football Officials Association Meetings on every Monday at 6 p.m. They will be held at Carbon High School in Room E-5. They are for new and experienced participants. For additional information call 637-6556.

Emery County Farm Bureau Talent Find

The Emery County Farm Bureau Talent Find will be held Aug. 4 from 4-6 p.m. under the Desertview Tent at the Emery County Fairgrounds. Pick up applications at your local library. For more information call Cassie Thatcher at 653-2199.

Star Gazing

Free star gazing will be held on Aug. 12 at 8:30 p.m. or dark at the Huntington Reservoir parking lot, west of Millers Flat turn off (Huntington mammoth discovery site). Guest speakers, Professor Don Burge and Professor Mark Bunnell will be there. Bring a jacket, chair and flashlight. Binoculars or telescope will be helpful but not required. For questions call Castle Country Regional information center at (435) 613-5747.

Emery High Football

Emery High School Football practice will begin on Aug. 1 at 5 p.m. at the high school. Please bring football shoes, shirt and shorts. You may contact Coach Reynolds for further questions at 748-2625.

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.

Open Class Exhibit

All open class exhibits will be accepted from 10 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 1 and from 12- 6 p.m. on Aug. 2 at the Emery County fair exhibit building. All vegetables, flowers and baked goods will be accepted from 9- 11 a.m. on Aug 3. 4-H exhibits will be accepted at the same times. Exhibits must be picked up from 9 a.m -noon. on Aug 8.

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.

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 inviting 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.

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.

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.

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).

Millsite Golf Course Tournament Schedule

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.

Reminder to Photographers

Time is short for enlarging your photo's (8x10 or 8x12) for the Emery County Fair. See photo requirements at your local library or call Stan at 381-2466.

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.

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: 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

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.

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.

New Emery County Archives Hours

Emery County Archives now has new hours. The new hours are noon-5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. 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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