Peach Days Soapbox Derby
The Peach Days soapbox derby will be held Sept. 10. There is no entrance fee, however, drivers must be at least 6 years of age and must have a signed permission slip if they are under 18 in order to participate. Entry forms must be turned in to City Hall by 5 p.m. on Sept. 7. Entry forms and rules are available at City hall during regular business hours. Races will be divided into similar age groups with one race as an open class. Prizes will be awarded to the winning participants and to the cars with the most original design.
Old Sunnyside Days Reunion
It's time for Old Sunnyside Days Reunion on Aug. 6 at 11 a.m. at the Sunnyside park. Lunch will be served at noon. Bring a potluck dish; meat tray, pop and rolls will be furnished. Everyone is welcome. Bring a camera, family and friends.
High School Volley Ball Tryouts
High School Volley Ball tryouts will be held on Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Emery High School Spartan Center.
Take a few hours to reflect on our stewardship of the earth. What would the earth like? Do this at Home Place in Orangeville on Aug. 13 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information and reservations contact Paula Wellnitz at 748-2230.
Food Handlers Classes
There will be food handlers classes for all persons working in restaurants, bars, nursing homes, school cafeterias, convenience stores or grocery deli's. Classes will be taught in Price on Aug. 24 and Sept. 28 at 4 and 7 p.m. at Southeastern Utah District Health Department, 28 South 100 East. Classes will also be taught in Castle Dale on Aug. 25 and Sept. 29 at 4 and 7 p.m. at the Health Department, 25 West Main Street, Castle Dale. For more information call Dr. Claron Bjork at 637-3671, or Terri at 381-2252.
Habitat for Humanity
---is alive and well, and building. To help on a workday, for an application, for information, call Katherine at 435-650-0074 (leave a message) or call Sylvia at 687-9184. Volunteers and board members needed from both Emery and Carbon counties. Always collecting aluminum cans. Call Sylvia or drop off to Dave at Price Metal Salvage, 510 East 1250 South, Price, 637-8609. Donations for the fully wheelchair accessible house in progress in Castle Dale, can be sent to HFH of Castle Country, P.O. Box 724, Price UT 84501. Building Homes, Building Lives, Building Our Community.
1985 Class Reunion
A 20 year class reunion will be held for the Emery High graduating class of 1985. A get together will be held at the Joe's Valley pavilion, Bring your lunch, bring your children, and play some games. Dinner that evening will be at Emery High. Contact Melissa Copinga Walker at 801-796-0561 or Cheryl Dale Tsushima at 801-782-8744 for more information.
Miss Peach Days Pageant
The Miss Peach Days Pageant will be held Aug. 13 at the Emery High School auditorium. Little miss will be at 6 p.m., and junior miss and Miss Peach Days will begin at 7 p.m.
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 participating 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.
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.
Canyon View Registration
Canyon View Junior High Registration will be held at the junior high. It will be held for ninth graders, Aug. 8 from 9 a.m.-noon; eighth graders, Aug. 8 from 1-4 p.m.; seventh graders, Aug. 9 from 8:30 a.m.-noon. During the seventh grade registration, two orientation programs will be held in the media center at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. More information will be sent in the mail.
San Rafael Registration
San Rafael Junior High registration will be held on Aug. 10 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Pictures will be taken at the registration. More information will be sent in the mail.
Castle Valley Pageant
The 2005 Castle Valley Pageant will be held 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.
Muddy Creek Bridge
Construction on the new Muddy Creek Bridge (SR-10, Emery Bridge) will run through the end of August. Traffic will continue to run on the detour road until after the construction of the new bridge is complete. Note that the speed limit through the Construction Zone will be 35 m.p.h. For any questions contact Adams & Smith, Inc. at (801) 785-6900.
Old Rocket Theater
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 F_Otterstrom@msn.com.
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.
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.
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 www.dmndshrscs.com/CCHSA.html.
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, 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 www.stopaddiction.com. 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 www.wheelchairfoundation.org/utah.
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.
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.
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 www.inhomerx.com for more information on the details of this program.
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.
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.
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.