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Green River Halloween Events

On Oct. 28 there will be a family Halloween party at 2 p.m. at the community center (165 South Broadway).On Oct. 29 there will be a Halloween Fun Day Gymkhana at 3383 North Long Street at 9 a.m. On Oct. 31 the Green River Fire Department will be having a Halloween party at the elementary at 4 p.m. There will be a corn maze on Oct. 25-27 at the corn fields behind the West Winds. The cost is $1.50 from 5-7 p.m. and $3.00 from 7-9 p.m.

Ferron Halloween Carnival

On Oct. 29 from 2-5 p.m. in the Ferron Elementary gym there will be a Halloween Carnival. Fun, food and a lot of prizes. Also on Halloween night, Oct. 31 around the elementary school will be a trunk or treat beginning at 5 p.m. Bring your car and a bag of candy and park along the block around the elementary school.

Huntington Elementary Costume Parade

At 1 p.m. on Oct. 31, Halloween the elementary students will parade from the school to Desertview Credit Union and will turn east one block and then south four blocks and up to Main Street and back to the school.

Cottonwood Elementary Trunk or Treat

Will be held on Halloween night from 5:30-6 p.m. There will also be a carnival from 6-7:30 p.m. There will be games, hot dogs, nachos and chili.

Emery County Historical Society

Will present Butch Cassidy and the burial of Joe Walker by the Utah Humanities Council. Speaker Joel Frandsen, Oct. 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Museum of the San Rafael. All welcome to attend this informative meeting. Next meeting on Nov. 10 at 6:30 p.m. invite all Veterans to attend. Steve Thornton will present details fo the time he spent in Iraq.

Emery County Gun Club

The Emery County Gun Club is having their grand opening trap shoot on Nov. 5 at 1 p.m. at the shooting range next to the Emery County Landfill. Target loads only and shells will be available at the club. For more information call 384-3279, 381-2057, or 384-2319.

Drug Prevention

Come and be informed about the new look of drugs and up-dated local statistics about the increasing use in Emery County. Parents and the community are invited to attend a meeting at the San Rafael Junior High School on Oct. 27 at 6-7 p.m.

First Settlement Day

Huntington City will be holding their first Settlement Day on Oct. 27 at the Senior Citizen Center, 176 West 100 North, at 6 p.m. There will be a spaghetti dinner. The cost is $5 a person or $20 a family up to six members. There will also be entertainment, an auction and a bake sale. Money raised will be used for the Main Street Lighting Project. If you would like to donate an item for auction or make a contribution please contact City Hall at 435-687-2436.

Cleveland Halloween Carnival

Cleveland will be holding a Halloween Carnival on Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m. They will also being doing a trunk or treat at 5:30 p.m. They will be held at the Cleveland Elementary.

Attention All Seniors

There will be a special meeting to discuss the new Medicare Prescription Drug Plan. They will be holding a question and answer session with Rebecca Mason the HIP Coordinator with RSVP from Price. It will be on Nov. 9 at 1 p.m. at the Castle Dale Senior Center and Nov. 10 at 1 p.m. at the Emery Senior Center. Everyone is welcome and there will be a bus service for those in Huntington and Castle Dale who need it. For a bus ride call Jim Pierce at 687-2502 or 749-1641.

Wetlands Curriculum Workshop

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources coupled with the Four Corners School of Outdoor Education are offering a one day workshop on Utah's wetland resources. "Utah's Wonderful Wetlands" is a curriculum created by UDWR to meet fourth grade science and other core curriculum standards. It will be held on Nov. 5 from 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. at the Moab Community Center, 182 North 500 West, Moab. Any questions or registration contact Diana Vos at 801-538-4719 or Trish Hedin at 435-259-3409.

Defensive Driving Classes

The Utah Safety Council is now offering a four hour defensive driving course. Drivers may complete the course for a 50 point reduction from their Utah driving record. Individuals 55 years of age and older, may qualify for insurance discounts after completing the course. The course will take place on Nov. 12 at the Castleview Hospital Classroom, 300 North Hospital Drive, from 8 a.m.-noon. Call 800-933-5943 or visit

Attention Pet Owners

The Carbon County Humane Society will soon resume their spay and neuter clinic. Please call 435-613-7414 to make the necessary appointments.

Flu Vaccines

Flu shots will be given daily for high risk individuals at Southeastern Utah District Health Department located at 25 West Main in Castle Dale from 3:30-4:30 p.m. and Monday mornings from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Beginning Oct. 24, flu vaccine will be given to anyone who requests it during the same time period.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is breast cancer awareness month. So if you are 40 or older, get tested. More than 1,000 Utah women will be diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer this year. Finding these cancers early with a mammogram or pap test can save your life. Call 1-800-717-1811 for more information or an appointment.

Veteran's Widows and Dependents

A field officer form the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S., will be here on Oct. 27 at 8:30-10:30 a.m. at the Price Workforce Service Center. He will help assist you in understanding and applying for rightful VA benefits, preparing and documenting application for compensation, pension, hospitalization and other benefits.

Food Handlers Classes

There will be food handlers classses for all persons working in food handling establishments. Classes will be taught in Price on Oct. 25, Nov. 29, and Dec. 29, at 9 a.m. and 4 and 7 p.m., in the Southeastern Utah District Health Department, 28 South 100 East, Price. Classes will also be taught in Castle Dale, at the Health Deparment, 25 West Main, on Oct. 27 and Dec. 8 at 4 and 7 p.m. For more information contact Dr. Claron Bjork at 637-3671 or Terri at 381-2252.

Addicts Anonymous Meetings

AA meetings will be held at the Castle Dale Senior Citizen building, 85 North 200 East. AA will be Friday nights from 6:00-7:00 p.m. For more information call 381-5119, ask for Jonathan. All addictions welcome.

Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale

A holiday bazaar and bake sale, sponsored by Desert Edge Christian Chapel, will be held on Oct. 29 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the church located at 500 South Main Street in Huntington. All items will be new and ready for holiday gift giving. For more information call Sylvia at 687-9184.

Halloween Party at Castle Dale Senior Center

The Senior Citizen Halloween Party will be held on Oct. 25 at Castle Dale Senior Center at noon. All are encouraged to attend, and come in costume if desired. Along with the party, seniors are encouraged to bring a supply for the Head Start program. Michelle from Head Start will be on hand to accept the donations.

Huntington Elementary Craft Fair

Huntington Elementary will hold its annual craft fair in conjunction with the Pumpkin Walk on Oct. 26 from 1-4 p.m. at the school. Everyone is welcome.

Christmas Festival

A Christmas Festival will be held at the Emery County Recreation Center in Castle Dale on Nov. 4-5. Friday, the action will be from 1-9 p.m., and on Saturday the time is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. There will be crafts, foods, entertainment, and booths. For information contact Jodi at 381-2222, Darlene at 381-2504, or Shandy at 749-2574.

Free Legal Clinic

Every second and fourth Monday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. a free legal clinic will be held at the Price Court House. Call Utah Legal Services at 1-800-662-1563 to set up an appointment.

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.

Castle Dale Elementary Workshops

Castle Dale Elementary will be holding workshops for the students to show them that there are 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.

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.

Millsite Golf Course Tournament Schedule

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.

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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