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For more information about joining Toastmasters International, a group dedicated to mentoring, achieving, giving, inspiring, and changing, contact Norene Jensen, District 15 lieutenant governor at 1-801-636-1040 or by email at norenejensenspeaks@yahoo.com.

CEU Book Sale

The College of Eastern Utah is having a book sale on Sept. 23-24 in the Library Plaza. It will run on Sept. 22 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sept. 23 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. If you join the Friends of the CEU Library during the sale you will receive 25 percent off your purchases.

LDS 12-step meeting

LDS 12-step meeting is every Thursday night at 7 p.m. at the Delta Seminary. Everyone is welcome.

Canyon View Parent/Teacher Conference

Canyon View Parent/Teacher Conference will take place on Oct. 4 from 3-9 p.m. At that time they will hand out mid-term report cards while teachers will be on hand to visit with parents. Part time teachers David Bird and Reed Fehlberg will be available from 3-6 p.m. and Jackie Weihing from 3-4:30 p.m. and 7:30-9 p.m.

Free Prostate Screening

In a Utah Department of Health article which ran in the Sept. 13 issue of the Emery County Progress, a wrong telephone number was given. The correct number for information about the dates and times of the screenings is 1-888-222-2542. The number was sent out incorrectly by the health department.

Cleveland Fall Burn Window

Cleveland Town's fall burn window will be from Sept. 24-Oct. 23. Cleveland Town requires a burn permit for everyone who plans a controlled burn. To obtain a permit, visit town hall, or call 653-2310, or from Greg Oliver at 653-2809. This includes burning of yard waste. There is no fee for the permit.

Relationship Building Seminar

A Relationship Building Seminar " Fulfilling the Promise... Building Joy in Marriage and Family Living" will be presented by LeRoy and Lorna Franke. It will be held on Sept. 24 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Jennifer Leavitt Building in the Alumni room on the CEU campus.

Annual Republican Fall Dinner

The annual Republican fall dinner and social will be held Sept. 29 at 6 p.m. at Critter Country Fixins, 330 West Highway 29, Castle Dale. Support the Emery County Republican Party. Menu will consist of a full steak dinner, and there is a charge.

Huntington City Open Burn Period

Huntington City's fall open burn period will be Sept. 24-Oct. 23. Burn permits are required and can be picked up at city hall. All burning must be done from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Cost to extinguish fires and fines may be imposed. October will be the last limb pick up, do not put any limbs on the street after Oct. 9.

Meet Your Candidate in Orangeville

Meet the candidate nights will be held in Orangeville on Sept. 21 and 28 at City Hall at 7 p.m. Don't miss the opportunity to get to know who is running and support your candidate. Citizens will have the opportunity to question the candidates. The mayoral candidates night will be Sept. 21, and those candidates are: Paul Riddle, Bart Cox, and Jeff Tuttle. The candidates for council seats will be held Sept. 28, and those candidates are: Marc Stilson, Shaun Jeffs, Carole Larsen, Tom Madsen, Carol Ware, James Davis, Danette Waite, and Kent Peterson.

Main Street Development Seminar

The Emery County Chamber of Commerce presents Main Street Development Seminar on Sept. 29, in the Castle Dale Senior Citizen building from 1-2 p.m. Lunch will be served. Guest speaker will be Allen Henry, the city manager for Panguitch. He will present information about money available to towns for Main Street improvements. RSVP to the chamber at 381-2547 by Sept. 27.

Standard Parachute Plant in Manti

Amanda Borneman, a graduate student at BYU, is looking for people who worked at the Standard Parachute Plant in Manti during World War II. She wants to interview them as part of her thesis project. Contact her at 1-801-370-1170 or email at asm37@byu.edu, or by mail at 335 East 400 North, Apt. 208, Provo, Ut. 84606

Free State Parks Day Events

In conjunction with National Public Lands Day, Utah State Parks and Recreation offers Free State Parks Day Sat., Sept. 24. Day-use fees will be waived at all Utah state parks.

NFPA Launches Clothing Drive and Relief Fund for Foster Family Hurricane Victims

The National Foster Parent Association has launched a clothing drive and relief fund to support foster families displaced by Hurricane Katrina. While clothing for all ages is needed, there is particular need for new underwear and clothing for infants aged 0-24 months. Clothing donations should be sent via U.S. mail or UPS to the Adoptive and Foster Parent Association of Georgia, addressed to Sharon Carlson, 600 Bear Road, Bogart, GA, 30622. In addition, NFPA is collecting monetary donations that will be used as cash grants and gift cards for affected foster families. Donations can be made online at www.NFPAinc.org or mailed to NFPA, 7512 Stanich Avenue #6, Gig Harbor, WA, 98335. Checks and money orders should be made payable to NFPA Disaster Relief.

Heber Valley Historic Railroad Schedule

Provo Canyon Limited- 3 hour scenic tour through Provo Canyon, Tues.-Sun. through Oct 15 at 11 a.m.; Soldier Hollow Express- 1 1/2 hour scenic tour through Heber Valley, Tues.-Sun. at 3 p.m.; Comedy Murder Mystery- includes pizza dinner, Sept. 17, 24 and Nov. 12 at 6 p.m.; Sunset BBQ Special- live Bluegrass band and BBQ dinner, Sept. 16 at 6 p.m.; Haunted Canyon- fun/spooky 35 minute to destination unknown, Oct. 7- 8, 14-15, 20-22, 27-29 time vary from 7, 8 and 9 p.m.; North Pole Christmas Train- read along with the story "Polar Express" as Santa's elves serve hot chocolate and cookies. On the return Santa boards the train handing out bells to all children, Nov. 25-26, 30 and Dec.1-3, 5-6, 8-10, 12-17 and 19-23. For more information call 435-654-5601 or for tickets call SmithsTix 1-800-888-8499.

Critical Issues Facing Children and Adolescents

The 9th annual conference on Critical Issues Facing Children and Adolescents will be held Oct. 31- Nov. 1 at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center, 255 South West Temple, Salt Lake City. For more information call ESI Management Group at 801-501-9446.

Family History Class

Record your history-easy step by step guide with assistance. Mondays at 1 p.m. at the Stake Family History Library in Huntington. Everyone is welcome. For more information and registration call Bernice at 653-2212 or Sheila at 687-9383.

Wedge Festival

MECCA bike club is sponsoring the Wedge Fall Festival bike ride on Sept. 23-25. Visit www.biketheswell.org for more information.

UP&L Retirees Meeting

UP&L retirees will hold an information meeting on Sept. 28 at 10 a.m. in the board of education building in Price. Julie Lewis from the benefits administration will be there to answer any questions retirees may have. Also, there will be a speaker to talk about identity theft. Make an effort to attend.

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity of Castle Country has an urgent need for two construction supervisors to work alternate weekends in the framing up and roofing stage of the house being built in Castle Dale. Call Sylvia at 687-9184. Volunteers are also needed each workday before winter weather sets in. A variety of committee members are needed to make decisions and carry on affiliate business. Meetings held the second Monday of each month, 6:30 p.m., at the Carbon County Courthouse.

Preschool Story Time

Preschool story time's theme for September is "Color me Reading." It will be held on Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. at the Castle Dale Library. Sept. 27 is yellow.

MS Support Group

The MS support group meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Conference Room at South Eastern Utah District. Health Dept., 28 South 100 East, Price. Family members and caregivers are welcome too. Wheelchair accessible.

Remembering 4-H Leaders

Do you remember that special 4-H leader that took time for you. Do you have fond memories of 4-H summer camps. We are looking for the names of those who may have touched your life in 4-H. We want to do a special presentation for the 4-H awards night and we need her help. Please call the USU Extension office at 381-2381 or Jody Porter at 748-5288 and share your special leader and memory with us.

Hearing Screening Testing

Emery School District will be screening the hearing ability of our students throughout the school year. This testing will be done for all students in preschool, kindergarten, first grade, special education and students referred by their teacher or parent. Any parents who do not want their child to be given a hearing screening test should call their school and tell the secretary.

Womens Volleyball

The Emery County womens volleyball organization is in need of a new director. Without a volunteer to fill this position, there will be no womens volleyball this year. Call Cassie Lake at 653-2423 or 749-0682.

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.

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.

AWANA Club

AWANA club for children age 3 through sixth grade will be held at Desert Edge Christian Chapel on Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m. There will be fun, 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.

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 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 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.

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 swaddingham@utah.gov; (801) 236-7550; or Utah Arts Council, 617 East Temple, Salt Lake City, Ut 84102-1177. Application deadlines are Oct. 1.

Millsite Golf Course Tournament Schedule

Monster mash 4-man scramble-Oct. 8; and snow man 3-man scramble-Nov. 5.

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 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.

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.

Angels Have Wheels

All Medicare recipients should now be aware that if they suffer from conditions such as arthritis, cardiovascular disease, and respiratory disorders, and have difficulty walking or propelling a standard wheelchair, they maybe eligible to receive an electric wheelchair paid for by Medicare. For information on Medicare eligibility contact Gregory at 1-800-810-2877.

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.

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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