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American Legion

The American Legion Auxiliary unit #73, Huntington, Cleveland, Elmo will be meeting on Mon., Feb. 20 at the Huntington Town Hall at 4 p.m. All members are urged to bring potential members. Call President Carolyn Randall for more information or a ride at 653-2579.

Emery County Historical Society

The Emery County Historical Society will be holding a meeting on Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Museum of the San Rafael. They will be installing new officers and they will have a guest speaker on the Spanish Trail.

Ferron Stake Merit Badge Pow Wow

Ferron Stake will hold a merit badge pow wow on March 16, 23, and 30 at 6 p.m. at the church on the hill. Contact your scout leader for applications. Entries must be in to Valarie Winn by March 7. For more information call Valarie at 384-2592.

American Cancer Daffodil Days

The American Cancer Society's Daffodil Days will end March 1. Order yours by calling Cathy Sitterud at 381-5647, Cathy Anderson at 286-2399, Dana Olson at 381-5640, or Patsy Stoddard at 381-2431. The price is $10 per bunch or $25 for three bunches. The delivery date is March 20. Daffodils are the flower of hope.

Scrapbook Mania Fundraiser

Orangeville PTO will be sponsoring a scrapbook fundraiser on Feb. 25. It will be at the Cottonwood Elementary from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Come crop all day, buy scrapbook layouts, creations, supplies, and food. There will be a $1 entrance fee, and children under 8 are free.

Ten Star All Star Basketball Camp

Applications are now being evaluated for the Ten Star All Star summer basketball camp. The camp is by invitation only. Boys and girls ages 10-19 are eligible to apply. College basketball scholarships are possible for players selected to the All-American Team. For a free brochure call 704-373-0873.

Peach Day Committee

Ferron City Peach Day Committee will hold a planning meeting on Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the Ferron City Hall. All interested citizens are encouraged to attent.

Ferron Elementary Kindergarten Registration

Ferron Elementary will be registering kindergarten students for the 2006-2007 school year. Registration will be held Feb. 8 from 8 a.m.-12 noon at the school. Bring an original birth certificate and immunization record. For more information you may contact the school at 384-2383.

College Tuition Assistance

Numerous scholarships are available to students, a sample example include: Handicapped Student Scholarships, Members of a Church Scholarships, Scholarships for "C" Students, Veteran Children's Scholarships, Scholarships for Minorities and much more. For information send a slf -addressed, stamped, business size, #10 envelope to: The U.S. Commission for Scholastic Assistance, P.O. Box 650067, Potomac Falls, VA 20165-0067.

Orangeville Animal Licenses

Orangeville animal licenses for 2006 are due by Feb. 28. Rabies clinic will be held at the old Orangeville Fire Station, Sat. Feb. 11 at 9 a.m.-12 noon. License fees are $8 for neutered/spayed animals and $25 for un-altered animals.

Navy Log

A Navy Log is the permanent public registry where Sea Service members and veterans can record their service information. To enroll your information or family members go to

Ferron Peach Days

Anyone interested in helping with Ferron Peach Days is invited to attend a Peach Day Planning Meeting that will be held at the Ferron city hall on Thurs., Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m. For more information or to volunteer to serve on a committee please contact Ferron city hall.

Science and Engineering Fair

The Utah Science Center and the University of Utah are seeking entries for the 2006 Salt Lake Valley Science and Engineering Fair from 5-12 grade students and also adults to serve as judges and in other volunteer positions. It will be held on March 30-31 at the Tower at Rice-Eccles Stadium on the University of Utah. You can register at

Tax Refunds

You may qualify for a refund of up to $4,400 through the Federal Earned Income Credit - even if you don't owe any taxes!

Plus, you can have your taxes done for you - for FREE! With FAST, FREE Electronic Filing! Find out more about the Earned Income Credit and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance.

You may be eligible if: You have one or more children and your family earns up to $37, 263, or you have no children, are between the ages of 25 and 64, and earn up to $13,750.

Have your taxes done for FREE, keep more of what you've earned, and use it to invest in your family's future! That's the Earned Income Credit, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, and Utah Saves - all available in your community. To find out more, call 2-1-1 or visit


Come one, come all to the Emery County Community Theatres' presentation of "Seussical. You can see this musical play starring all your favorite Dr. Seuss characters on Feb. 9-11 and 13 at the Emery high auditorium at 7 p.m. A special Saturday matinee performance is included this year on Feb. 11 at 1 p.m. All tickets are $5, a price well worth spending for this exciting and colorful show.

Camp Dale DUP's

The Camp Dale DUP's will meet on Mon., Feb. 13 at 1 p.m. at the Castle Dale Senior Center. There will be a luncheon in honor of Valentines Day. Please come and enjoy.

Castle Country King Crawlers

Castle Country King Crawlers (CCKC) is your local 4x4 club for Carbon and Emery Counties. We hold competitions and monthly trail rides. Our club meetings are held monthly every third Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. April-September located at the King 4X4 park in Carbon County Fair Grounds and October-March in the county GIS building. For more information call Scott Edwards 435-613-0204.

Cleveland Rabies Clinic

Cleveland Town will sponsor a rabies clinic on Feb. 18 from 9 a.m.- 12 noon at the Cleveland cemetery storage building, 200 North 600 East. Dr. Jensen will be the vet this year. All dogs are required to have a current rabies shot before they can be licensed for the new year. All dogs must by licensed by March 1.

Valentine's Carnival

Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy a Valentine's Carnival on Feb. 10 at the Huntington Elementary Gym from 5-7:30 p.m. There will be tons of games, food, crafts and a bake sale.


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Arbor Day Poster Contest

An Arbor Day poster contest will be held for all Utah elementary school students. For registration materials contact the Utah Arbor Day Committee at the Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands in Salt Lake City at 1-801-538-5555.

Free Water Well Testing

Yur local soil conservation district and the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food are sponsoring a free of charge ground water testing program for people who have their own water supply systems. Water will be tested for bacteria, pesticides, nitrates, and inorganic materials. Owner information is confidential. Call Mark at 1-801-538-9905 or Rich at 1-801-538-7190 to make an appointment.

Emery County Democrats

The Emery County Democrats will be holding a dinner to discuss issues,recruit candidates and build party support on Feb. 11 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Museum of the San Rafael (96 North 100 East in Castle Dale). All interested people are invited to attend. State and local party leaders will speak. Dinner, and prize drawings will also be provided. Tickets will be available at the door or contact your precinct chair or party officers: Gary Petty, FloAnn Wilson, or Kim Player.

Huntington Dog Licenses

The Huntington City 2006 dog licenses are now due. Proof of current rabies vaccination must be presented before license can be issued. Deadline for dog licenses is March 1. Dog licenses may be purchased at the Huntington City Hall or at the rabies clinics which will be held: Jan. 28, 9 a.m.-noon, Dr. Griggs; and Feb. 25, 9 a.m.-noon, Dr. Jensen.

Days of 47 Royalty Pageant

Applicants are needed for the 2005 Days of 47 Royalty Pageant. Information concerning qualifications, prizes, and applications may be picked up at Meier and Frank Department Store, or through a DUP members. For more information contact Marie at 637-7688.

Ten Star All Star Basketball Camp

Applications are now being evaluated for the Ten Star All Star summer basketball camp. The camp is by invitation only. Boys and girls ages 10-19 are eligible to apply. College basketball scholarships are possible for players selected to the All-American Team. For a free brochure call 704-373-0873.

Emery Rabies Clinic

Emery Town dog licenses are due by Feb. 28 and are available for purchase at the town office with proof of a current rabies vaccine. A rabies clinic will be held at the tool shed next to the old Emery church on Jan. 28 from noon-2 p.m.

Habitat For Humanity

Habitat For Humanity of Castle Country, an affiliate of Carbon and Emery Counties, is building a wheelchair accessible house in Castle Dale. Please send your donations (large or small) to help finish the roof and buy shingles to HHCC, P.O. Box 724, Price, UT 84501. You can: volunteer for workdays, attend Board meetings, save aluminum cans, get on our mailing list, help sponsor a fund raiser, or get an application by calling Katherine Foster, President, 650-0074 or Sylvia Nelson, 435-687-9184 (leave a message) or you can pick up HFHI information at the Castle Dale RSVP/VOA office.

Orangeville Animal Licenses

Orangeville animal license for 2006 are due by Feb. 28. Rabies clinics will be held at the old Orangeville fire station Feb. 11 from 9 a.m.-noon,

Stitches from the Heart

Stitches from the Heart needs volunteers to knit, crochet or quilt blankets, sweaters and hats for babies in needs. These items are donated to hospitals all over the country. Patterns are available. Donated yarn desperately needed for seniors and childrens knitting programs. Contact Kathy Silverton at 1-866-472-6903 or e-mail at

Emery County Gun Club

Emery County Gun Club's January-February schedule is: Feb. 11 and Feb. 28. All shoots begin at 1 p.m. Night shoots will begin the first or second week in January and will be held on Thursday or Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. Contact Jason at 384-3279, Jeremy at 381-2057 or Eric at 749-0432 to let them know a preference for the night. Also, anyone interested in starting a shooting league should let them know.

Retired Coal Miners

A senior English class at Emery High school has been asked to conduct interviews with miners and county residents who have knowledge of the mining industry from about 1900 to 1950. These interviews and stories will be published by the WAAIME to preserve the history and heritage of Emery County and the mining industry. If you are a retired miner or know a retired miner or his family who would like to be involved in this project, please contact Wendy Whittle at Emery High School, PO Box 499, Castle Dale, 381-2689, 384-2248 or

Genealogy and Family Heritage Jamboree

Feb. 10-11 brings the second annual Genealogy and Family Heritage Jamboree to southern Utah. An early bird special is being offered to those who purchase tickets for the February conference by Dec. 31,. Tickets are available at

Warming Families

Warming Families collects warm items such as blankets, hats, socks, slippers and other warm items to homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters and nursing homes throughout the country. Visit for more information or to donate items.

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, Michelle Anderson at 687-9445, or Reva Fillmore at 687-2649.

Muscular Dystrophy Volunteers

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is looking for volunteers for their 2006 summer camp program. Volunteer counselors are needed to help young people with neuromuscular diseases. For more information call 800-572-1717 or

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.

LDS 12-step meeting

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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