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Emery High Girls Tennis

Any girl, 9-12 grade, who wants to play tennis is encouraged to come to the high school tennis court on Aug. 15 at 8 sign up and begin practices.

Ladies ATV Ride

On Sept. 7 during the Arapeen ATV Jamboree, a special ladies ride will be held. The ride will be the Black Dragon ride and is rated beginner. Lunch will be catered on the trail for a small fee. For more information contact Corey at 381-2431 or 749-6301.

ATV Rodeo

The FFA students at Emery High School are sponsoring an ATV rodeo to be held in conjunction with the Arapeen ATV Jamboree. The ATV rodeo will be held Sept. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ferron rodeo grounds. All ATV riders are encouraged to enter the rodeo. There will be different divisions and many events. For more information and to register contact Corinne Dalton or one of the FFA students.

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 permissions 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.

Earth Dreams

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.

Utah Arts Council Grants

Guidelines and application forms are now available for Utah Arts Council grants to help nonprofit organizations fund arts-related activities. Representatives of nonprofit organizations should contact Grants and Endowments Manager, Sherry Waddingham for an application booklet. Waddingham can be reached at; (801) 236-7550; or Utah Arts Council, 617 East Temple, Salt Lake City, Ut 84102-1177. Application deadlines are Sept. 1 and Oct. 1.

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.

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.

San Rafael Registration

San Rafael Junior High registration will be held on Aug. 10 from 9-6 p.m. Pictures will be taken at the registration. More information will be sent in the mail.

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 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.

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.

Muddy Creek Bridge Update

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 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

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-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (excluding state holidays).

Millsite Golf Course Tournament Schedule

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.

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

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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