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Joe's Valley Water Releases

Due to high anticipated runoff, the Emery Water Conservancy District will begin water releases from Joe's Valley reservoir on April 11. Releases will be as much as 300 CFS. Be advised that river flows will be abnormally high and ice on the reservoir will be extremely unstable.

Huntington Easter Egg Hunt

The Huntington Easter egg hunt, sponsored by Huntington City Youth Council and the Downard Family, will be held April 12 at 1 p.m. at the ball complex. All children, ages 12 and under are welcome to attend.

Castle Dale Easter Egg Hunt

Castle Dale youth council will sponsor an egg hunt on April 12 at 5:30 p.m. at Cheddar Field for ages 12 and under.

Easter Sunrise Service

Easter sunrise worship service will be held at Desert Edge Christian Chapel, 500 South Main, Huntington at 7:00 a.m. on April 16. Everyone is welcome.

Green River Bridge Construction Delayed

The bridge reconstruction work that was slated to begin April 3 on US-6, north of Green River, has been delayed. Further notice will be posted before construction is to begin.

Millsite Ladies Golf

The Millsite ladies golf league will have its opening social on April 25 at 6:30 p.m. Get your teams together and come and sign up. Meet new friends and have lots of fun at the Ole' Millsite Restaurant.

Food Handler's Class

A food handler's class will be held on April 20 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the South Eastern Health Department. For more information call 381-2252.

Archaeology of Range Creek

The Archaeology of Range Creek Canyon will be held on May 10 at 7 p.m. A presentation by Dr. Duncan Metcalfe of the Utah Museum of Natural History at the Rio Grande Depot, 300 S. Rio Grande Street, Salt Lake City. Free.

Gourd Art

It's the month of the gourd at the Huntington Library. Two of our local artisans are Sharon Pollaehne and Shawnee Barnes. Their gourd art will be on display all the month of April. Drop by to see what can be done with such a simple product. The library has many good books on crafts and arts of all kinds. Come and browse today. Library hours are 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. weekdays.

Special Needs Dance

Registration will be held April 13 from 2-5 p.m. at the Emery County Recreation office for children with special needs. The dance program will run April 18-20 from 4-5 p.m. each day. Your child must qualify to participate in this program. For more info call Emery County Recreation at 381-2108.

Fraud and Scam Seminar

A fraud and scam seminar will be held on April 21 at the Castle Dale Senior Center at 1 p.m. David Barker from the Utah State Department of Financial Institutions will be the speaker.

Cub Scout Roundtable

"Digging in the dirt." All wolf, bear and Webelos den leaders, cubmasters, primary counselors, committee chairman, and committee members are welcome to attend on April 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Castle Dale Stake Center. Enter through west door. Roundtable will provide at least an hour's worth of help aimed for the den and pack programs for the following month featuring games, ceremonies, projects and other fun activities.

Democrat Convention

The Emery County Democrat Convention will be held April 28 at 6 p.m. at the Museum of the San Rafael, 96 North 100 East, Castle Dale.

Miss Castle Dale

The Miss Castle Dale Pageant will be held June 2 at the Emery High Auditorium at 7 p.m. Applications are now being taken from ages 5-21. Queens and runners-up will receive cash prizes. More info contact Angela Huntington at 381-5436 or Tera Pickett at 381-5330.

Emery All-Star Cheerleading

Register by April 30. Kindergarten-ninth grade. Compete state-wide and perform locally. Classes start in September. More information and to register call Becky Bunnell, 687-2632.

Wrestling Sponsors

The Emery High wrestling team is looking for sponsors for their wrestling team. If you or a business would like to make a donation to the wrestling team, contact Ferd or Tina Allred at 687-2370. All sponsors will be recognized during wrestling meets at Emery High.

Veterans of Foreign Wars

A field service officer from the Veterans of Foreign Wars will be at the Price Workforce Service Center on April 20 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. This is a free service to assist veterans, widows and dependents in understanding and applying for rightful VA benefits.

Emery County Gun Club

The April schedule for the Emery County Gun Club is: April 14-buddy shoots at 7 p.m.; April 22-50 bird handicap at 1 p.m.; and April 28-buddy shoots at 7 p.m. Come out and shoot under the lights every other Friday night.

Emery County Spring Fling

Emery County Spring Arts and Crafts Festival will be held April 21-22 at the Emery County Recreation building in Castle Dale. Crafters wanted. For more information contact Linda at 653-2970 or Tammy at 653-2802 or 749-9767.

Weather spotter training

On April 18 at 3 p.m. at the Emery County Sheriff's Office the Local Emergency Planning Committee will hold Weather Spotter training for anyone interested in becoming a weather spotter. Spotters are needed from each community in the county. Anyone interested in attending can contact Sgt. Martin Wilson at the sheriff's office at 381-2404.

Addicts Anonymous Meetings

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

Archaeology Camp and Field School

A field school will be held in Range Creek on June 19-23 to 9-12 grade students. Scholarships will be available and the space is limited to six students. Cost is $150. For more information, contact Patsy Stoddard at 381-2431.

Dinosaur Paleontology Camp

A Dinosaur Paleontology Camp will be held on June 19-23 at the CEU Bone Preparation Lab and Price River Quarry Site. The workshop is designed for incoming 10-12 grade high school students. Students must have a 3.0 grade point average or a letter of recommendation from a science instructor. The cost is $200. Sign-up will be April 25 at town halls in Ferron, Orangeville, Castle Dale and Huntington.

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.

Cooking Class

Emery County commodities cooking classes will be held on 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 April 18, 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.

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.

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 on stage 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.

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. 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.

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 permanent 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

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

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.

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.

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.

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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