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Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity offers a day of hammering and helping on Aug. 27, starting at 9 a.m. Bring your gloves, hammer and a jacket or sunscreen to 690 Orange Court, 320 West Valley View Subdivision, Castle Dale (West of the Emery High School). Individual volunteers or groups (16 years old and up with supervisor) need to build and lift walls into place. For more information call Katherine at 650-0074 or Sylvia at 687-9184. Let's get Rebecca's house up this year. Send donations to HFH of Castle Country, P.O. Box 724, Price, Utah 84501. Your $5 or $10 will help.

Rocky Mountain School of Baseball

Rocky Mountain School of Baseball announces its annual Labor Day Tournament in Utah County on Sept. 2, 3, and 5. The tournament will include the following age divisions: 8u, 9u, 10u, 11u, 12u, 13u, 14u, 15/16u, and 17/18u. The registration deadline is Aug. 24. They are also having their 12th annual Fall Super League. The league will consist of six Saturday doubleheaders beginning on Sept.10-Oct. 15. The league will include teams from across the Wasatch Front and Idaho and will be divided into three geographical regions and the ages divisions are the same as listed above. The registration deadline is Aug. 27. For more information or for team registration log on to or call toll free at 1-877-272-0862.

Soccer Signups

Signups for soccer, for ages 4-18, will be held Aug. 29-30 from 4-6 p.m., in Castle Dale at Emery County Recreation building, in Orangeville at Cottonwood Elementary, in Huntington at Huntington Elementary, and in Cleveland at Cleveland Town Hall. No late signups after Sept. 2. For more information call Dannette at 748-2085.

Tip Line for Drug Violations

A tip line has been introduced in Emery County. The Emery County drug task force is requesting help from the residents to report any suspicious drug activity. The number is 381-2888, and all callers will remain anonymous. It is very important for citizens to be actively involved in helping remove drugs users and pushers from Emery County.

Music in the Park

Music in the park will be performed by the Al Skakespaere at the Huntington City Park. It will be held on Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. Concessions will be sold. The event is sponsored by the City of Huntington. This program is free and everyone is welcome.

Emergency Preparedness and Health Fair

An Emergency Preparedness and Health Fair will be held Sept. 24 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Emery County Recreation Building, 75 South 400 East, Castle Dale. There will be educational booths with information regarding food storage, emergency supplies, fire, HAZMAT, mental health, and many more subjects pertaining to health and emergency preparedness. There will also be entertainment provided, and concessions will be available.

Slow Pitch Softball Registration

Registration for coed slow pitch softball will be held until Aug. 24 at the Emery Recreation Center building. League play will begin Aug. 31 and continue on Wednesday nights. For more information call the rec center at 381-2108.


AWANA club for children age 3 through sixth grade will be held at Desert Edge Christian Chapel on Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m. The fun will begin on Sept. 7 with games, Bible lessons, treats and fun. The theme for this year is Red, White, and Blue, the Lord Loves You. For more information call 653-2361.

Tour de Emery

The Tour de Emery will be held Aug. 27 and will begin at Huntington City Park with breakfast at 6 a.m. The ride will be to the Swinging Bridge and back. Lunch and drinks will be provided. For more information call Jamie at 653-2219, Kim at 653-2440 or Cheryl at 687-9317. If you plan to ride, you must pre-register,or if you wish to make a donation, call one of the numbers listed.

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. Everyone is welcome to enter the rodeo, and 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 toe 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 partivipants and to the cars with the most original design.

Cowboy Poetry Night

Everyone is invited to the Cowboy Poetry Night presented by Emery County Historicial Society and Castle Valley Ranch. It will be held on Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Castle Valley Outdoors (By Moore, on Highway 10). Guest poets: Ben Mead of Nine Mile Ranch and Bruce King of Axtell and music by Jay Fransen. Bring a coat and chair. For directions or more information call Joyce Staley at 381-2510.

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. Ms. 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.

Millsite Golf Course Tournament Schedule

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: 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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