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Camp Dale DUP

Camp Dale DUP will hold its regular meeting on Oct. 10 at 1 p.m. at the Castle Dale Senior Center.

Huntington DUP's

The Huntington DUP's will be having a Harvest Social at the Huntington Senior building on Oct. 6 at 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Green River Gymkhana

The Green River Riding Stable will hold its fifth annual gymkhana on Oct. 29. Sign up begins at 9 a.m. For more information contact Karen Smith at 435-564-3697 or Terry Coppin at 435-564-3554. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy this fun day of riding, awards, and costume events.

A Humorous Evening with Robert Kirby

Robert Kirby, a columnist for the Salt Lake Tribune, will be speaking at the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center on the CEU campus on Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. His topic is How to Use Humor in Conservation Issues. The lecture is free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the Castle Country Regional Information Center and CEU Prehistoric Museum. For more information call CCRIC at 613-5754.

Castle Dale Elementary Workshops

Castle Dale Elementary will be holding workshops for the students to show them that there is better things to do than drugs and violence. They are looking for anybody with talents and ideas to share with the children. The workshops will be on Oct. 28.

If you would like to volunteer by doing a workshop please call the school at 381-5221 or Mollie Dasch at 687-9264.

They need as many workshops as possible. Some examples of workshops are roping, arts and crafts, soap and wood carving and sports.

CEU Automotive Classes

The first class to be offered is CTI "Fault Pattern Recognition Diagnostic Strategies" training taught by Jerry Stewart. This class will be on September 24th at 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and the cost is $150.00 which includes lunch and a hands-on session. Students will learn modern methods to diagnose some of the more difficult problems on fuel injected vehicles. Use of scanners, lab scopes, mode 6 and diagnostic clues will be used. The next class to be offered is state safety inspection training for new inspectors and it will be on Sept. 28 on Cars and Light Trucks at 7 p.m. and Sept. 29 on Heavy Trucks at 7 p.m. A state mandated fee of $90 will be charged. Automotive instructors can attend free of charge. Also on Sept. 29 an internet on-line training course will be offered to complete safety inspection at 6 p.m. The internet class is free of charge and will be taught by Utah Highway Patrol officers. All classes will be held in the automotive classroom in the Career Center on the CEU campus. For information on the classes, contact Stan Martineau at (435) 613-5221

Share the Magic

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 801-636-1040 or by e-mail at

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 Tues. Oct. 4 from 3-9 p.m. At that time they will band 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 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.

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 a 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.

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, or by mail at 335 East 400 North, Apt. 208, Provo, Ut. 84606

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 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. 24 and Nov. 12 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 on 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.

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 take about identity theft. Make an effort to attend.

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.


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; (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 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.

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 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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