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Cheer Camp

The Emery Spartans winter cheer camp will be held on Nov. 15-17 at Orangeville Elementary from 3:30-5 p.m. Anyone can register with an Emery High cheerleader or at the door. Registration fee is $25 per child. Age groups range from 4-15. No black sole shoes or jewelry will be allowed and wear your hair up and out of the face.

Christmas Extravaganza

A Christmas Extravaganza fundraiser will be held on Dec. 3 from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. at the Emery County Recreation Center. There will be trees and wreaths on display, booths, food, entertainment and Santa from noon-2 p.m. Decorated trees and wreaths will be auctioned off at 7 p.m. All proceeds will be donated to the Family Support and Children's Justice Center. For more information or if you would like to enter a tree for display or obtain a booth contact Shanae Butler 749-0875 or Alexis Swasey at 381-5557.

Hunter Safety Class

A hunter safety class will be held the week of Nov. 15 at the Emery County Recreation Center from 4-6 p.m. You must be 11 years or older to attend this class. This class is limited to the first 20 pre-registered students. You may pre-register at the Emery County Recreation Center, 75 South 400 East, Castle Dale. For more information, contanct Emery County Recreation at 381-2108.

Bread 'N Soup

It's Bread 'N Soup time again at the College of Eastern Utah. It will be held Nov. 7, 14 and 21 from 4:45 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Crafters Wanted

The College of Eastern Utah staff is hosting a Holiday Craft Fair on Dec. 2-3 for their scholarship fundraiser event this year. If you are interested in having a booth contact Geniva Brooks at 435-613-5266 or Kathy Jensen at 435-613-5317 for additional information.

Beauty and the Beast Comes to Emery High

The Emery High Drama Department presents Disney's Beauty and the Beast on Nov. 17-19 in the Emery High Auditorium. Performance begins at 7 p.m. each evening.

Attention All Seniors

The Medicare prescription drug meeting sites have changed. The Nov. 9 meeting will be held at the Emery Senior Center. The Nov. 10 meeting will be held at the Castle Dale Senior Center. Again, all seniors are welcome to attend the meetings and learn more about the new Medicare prescription drug plan. For a bus ride, call Jim Pierce at 687-2502 or 749-1641.

Holiday Online Coupons

Online coupon codes are avalibale online for the fall and Christmas season. If interesed check or

Cassie Ewell Donation

Cassie (Cox) Ewell was born with scoliosis of the spine. She has had six surgeries with more on the way. For anyone interested in helping the Ewells with this financial burden a Cassie Ewell donation account has been set up through any Zions First National Bank. This account will be open for one month beginning Nov. 1.

Quilts of Valor

Quilts of Valor, a program that provides quilts to each injured serviceman or woman, is being organized in Emery County. This program needs funds and interested people to help with making the quilts. For more information contact Hazel McMullin at 653-2246.

Emery Historical Society

The Emery County Historical Society will hold its Veterans Day program on Nov. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Museum of the San Rafael. All veterans are welcome to come to the night of honoring them. Steve Thornton, local guardsman, having just returned from his second tour in Iraq will be the speaker and he will also present a slide show.

Know Before You Go

A snowmobile education class will be held Nov. 9 at the old courthouse building beginning at 7 p.m. Remember this class is to make youth ages 8-16 legal to drive on public lands. You may pre-register at Emery County Recreation, 75 South 400 East, Castle Dale. For more information contact Emery County Recreation at 381-2108 or Mark Williams at 381-2493.

Folk Art Apprenticeship Grants

Application for the 2006 Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program Grants are now available through the Utah Arts Council. Interested individuals should call George Schoemaker at 801-533-5760. The grant deadline is Dec. 31.

DUP Camp Dale

The Camp Dale DUPs will hold their regular meeting on Nov. 14 at 1 p.m. at the Castle Dale Senior Citizen Center. You need not be a member to come and enjoy time with the members.

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.

Veteran's Widows and Dependents

A field officer from the Veterans of Foreign Wars will be here on Nov. 9 at 8:30-10:30 a.m. at the Price Workforce Service Center. He will help assist 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 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, Dec. 8 at 4 and 7 p.m. For more information contact Dr. Claron Bjork at 637-3671 or Terri at 381-2252.

Depression and Bipolar Alliance

A Depression and Bipolar Alliance (DBSA) support group is now forming in Sanpete County. DBSA groups are peer-led, confidential and supportive meetings for those who suffer from depression and bipolar syndrome, and their families and friends. Our meetings will be at the Central Utah Counseling Center, 390 West 100 North in Ephraim. No fees are required to attend. For more information call Sheila at 462-3925.

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 6-7 p.m. For more information call 381-5119, ask for Jonathan. All addictions welcome.

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.

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.

Heber Valley Railroad Schedule

Soldier Hollow Express- 1 1/2 hour scenic tour through Heber Valley, Tues.-Sun. at 3 p.m.; Comedy Murder Mystery- includes pizza dinner, Nov. 12 at 6 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.

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.

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.

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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