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Little League Sign-ups

Emery County little league baseball sign ups will be held on March 15-16 from 6-8 p.m. at the following places: Elmo- city hall, Cleveland-fire station, Huntington-old city hall, Castle Dale-Rec center, Orangeville- Cottonwood Elementary, Ferron-city hall. At large sign up in Castle Dale at the Rec center. Major (birthdates May 1, 1993 -April 30, 1995) and minor (birthdates May 1, 1995 - April 30, 1997) sign up cost - $35.00; Rookie (birthdates May 1, 1997 -April 30, 1999) sign up cost - $25.00.

Get Out Of Debt

To help Emery County families, Zions Bank is offering a free "Super Savers" Seminar on March 9 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Emery High School in the little theater. The community seminar includes a video presentation featuring financial guru Dave Ramsey, who demonstrates the importance of saving for a family emergency fund, large purchases and retirement.For more information about the program call 1-800-376-7092, visit www.endprogram.com or e-mail to endprogram@zionsbank.com.

Macbeth

The Tony Awarding-winning Utah Shakespearean Festive's 2006 Macbeth production is coming to Green River High School. Workshops for students will be held at 3 p.m. on March 24 with a performance open to the community at the school that evening at 6 p.m. All tickets are $5. Tickets may be purchased at the door or at the Community Center.

ATV Permit Class

"Know before you go," ATV permit class will be held March 10 at the old courthouse building at 7 p.m. The class permits children 8 to 16 legal to drive on public lands. You may pre-register or for information contact the Emery County recreation office located at 75 South 400 East, Castle Dale, 381-2108 or Mark Williams at 381-2493.

Second Annual Baseball Camp

There will be two baseball camps at the Huntington Complex on March 24-25 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The cost for the camp is $60 or $30 for one day. If you would like your child to have some one-on-one time with an instructor, the cost is $25 for a half hour. They can learn in and out fielding, pitching, catching or hitting. Boys and girls age 8 and up are encouraged to attend. To sign up call Shaun or Kris Bell 435-748-2906.

Trees for Conservation

This program provides low cost trees and shrubs. Plants will be available the end of April. Supply is limited, so order early. Call Mary at 435-381-2300 est. 101 or e-mail mary.kava@ut.usda.gov

Ferron Area Pictures Needed

Pictures of the Ferron area showing early farming activities prior to the irrigation systems going in, farming after the projects were completed and any old pictures of the Ferron Creek area. Call Mary at 435-381-2300 ext. 101 or Wayne Urie at ext. 103 at the NRCS Field Office in Castle Dale or Ron Francis at 801-524-4557 or ron.francis@ut.usda.gov.

Lincoln Day Breakfast

The Emery County Republicans annual Lincoln Day breakfast and fund raiser will be held March 18 at 9 a.m. at Critter Country Fixins in Castle Dale. Tickets can be purchased from precinct chairmen or vice chairmen, or at the door.

Cooking Class

Emery County commodities cooking classes will be held on March 15, April 12, May 10 and June 14 at the Emery County Food Bank and Clothing Exchange (40 South Center, Castle Dale). They will be held from 10 a.m.- 12 noon.

Diabetes Class

A diabetes class will be held on March 21, April 4 and 18 and May 2 and 16. All classes will be from 10 a.m.-12 noon at Active Re-Entry, 10 South Fairgrounds Road, Price. For more information call 435-637-4950.

Academic All State Students

Emery High School is wanting to honor all of the academic all state students who have attended Emery High. If you were an academic all state student, or if you know someone who was, contact Kelly Alton at 381-2689.

Juanita Varela Childs Scholarship

A scholarship is being set up in the name of Juanita Varela Childs, who was killed in a tragic car accident. At the time of her death, she was a teacher at Carbon High School. To donate to this scholarship, mail donation to Carbon High School, c/o Melissa Swenson, counselor, 750 East 400 North, Price, UT 84501, or call Principal Robert Cox at 637-2463.

Local Veterans Employment Representative

A local veterans employment representative visits the Castle Dale DWS Office the first Wednesday of each month. Appointments can also be arranged on other days by contacting Steve Wilkinson (LVER) at (435) 636-2343. The LVER is also available Monday through Friday at Department of Workforce Services, 475 West Price River Drive, for questions about VA benefits, assistance with VA applications, employment assistance and other veterans issues. If you have questions about your benefits or eligibility for benefits, contact Steve Wilkinson (LVER) at 636-2343.

BLM Seeks Nominatioins for Utah's RAC

Utah residents interested in the management and conservation of public lands have an opportunity to become directly involved through participation on the BLM Utah RAC. Council members rpovide advice and recommendations to the BLM concerning the use and management of 22 million acres of public land in Utah. Nominations are being accepted for five positions on the RAC. Those positions are: one commodity; three non-commodity; and one local area interest. All nominations and letters of interest should be sent to: BLM, Utah State Office, 440 West 200 South, Suite 500, Salt Lake City, UT 84101,attn: Sherry Foot. For more information contact Foot at 1-801-539-4195.

San Juan Upper Canyon Trip

The Canyonlands Field Institute is offering an opportunity for people of all ages and abilities to escape into nature. The San Juan Upper Canyon family trip is scheduled for April 15-19. For more information contact Canyonlands Field Institute at 435-259-7750 or info@canyonlandsfieldinst.org, or visit www.canyonlandsfieldinst.org.

Defensive Driving Course

The Utah Safety Council is offering a four hour defensive driving course for individuals in the Price area. The course will take place on March 11 at the Castleview Hospital classroom located at 300 North Hospital Drive, Price, from 8 a.m.-noon. For additional information or to register, contact the Utah Safety Council at 1-800-933-5943 or visit www.utahsafetycouncil.org.

Miss Emery Seeks Contestants

The Miss Emery Pageant will be held on July 15 at 7 p.m. The pageant committee is seeking those girls who would like to participate in the pageant.

You can be a junior in high school through 24 years of age. Contestants will participate in swimwear, talent, evening gown and onstage question. If you are interested in participating let the pageant committee know of your interest. First workshop in June. Call Sabrina Ungerman at 687-2642 or Patsy Stoddard at 381-2431.

A Moslem Mosque

Enjoy an evening viewing the video "Mosque" followed by a discussion and refreshments at Home Place in Orangeville March 7 at 7 p.m. For more information call Paula at 435-748-2230.

Craft and Merchandise Vendors Wanted

Vendors wanted for the Emery County Fair to be held Aug. 3-5. Large crowds expected, security will be provided 24 hours a day, so daily load out is not required. We will try to be very accommodating to your needs. For application go to www.emerycounty.com/fair/vendor. For more information, contact Margaret Keller at 381-2867 or Emery County Recreation at 381-2108.

Food Vendors Wanted

Vendors wanted for the Emery County Fair to be held Aug. 3-5. Looking for exclusive food concession vendors. Each vendor may apply to have two exclusive entree food items for their booth. That vendor will be the sole supplier of those two food items. Drinks, candy, etc. will be available to all vendors. Emery County citizens will be given until March 24 to apply for exclusive rights on food concessions. For application go to www.emerycounty.com/fair/vendor. For more information, contact Margaret Keller at 381-2867 or Emery County Recreation at 381-2108.

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 Society Daffodil Days 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.

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 self -addressed, stamped, business size, #10 envelope to: The U.S. Commission for Scholastic Assistance, P.O. Box 650067, Potomac Falls, VA 20165-0067.

Navy Log

A Navy Log is the permeanet public registry where sea service members and veterans can record their service information. To enroll your information or family members go to www.lonesailor.org

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 www.utahsciencecenter.org/sciencefair.

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 utahsaves.org

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.

Narconon

Narconon is a nonprofit public benefit organization that specializes in helping people with drug or alcohol addictions offers FREE professional assessments, advice and referrals to more than 11,000 treatment centers nationally. Drug addiction can be overcome and Narconon can help by calling (800) 556-8885 or visit www.drugrehab.net

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

Your 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.

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.

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. 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.

Stitches from the Heart

Stitches from the Heart needs volunteers to knit, crochet or quilt blankets, sweaters and hats for babies in need. 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 StitchFromHeart@aol.com.

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 www.warmingfamilies.org 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 www.mdausa.org/clinics/camp/index.cfm.

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

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 www.stopaddiction.com. 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 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.

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 www.wheelchairfoundation.org/utah

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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