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Know Before You Go

Know Before You Go, the ATV safety class which makes children 8-16 years old legal to ride on public lands will be held April 27 at 7 p.m. at the county building in Castle Dale. For more information contact Mark H Williams at 381-2493 or Emery County Recreation at 381-2108.

Desert Edge Yard Sale

Desert Edge Christian Chapel will hold a yard sale on May 5 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and May 6 from 9 a.m-4 p.m. Donations for the yard sale will be taken at Desert Edge, 500 South Main Street, Huntington, anytime during the day. If no one is there, leave your donation at the back door.

Contest to Win a Fishing Trip

Students in seventh-12th grade can win a fishing trip with a DWR conservation officer at one of Utah's best fishing holes. Write an essay entitled The Best Fishing Trip I Ever Had. The essay must be typed and double spaced, and 300-500 words. The entry deadline is April 21. For more information go to www.wildlife.utah.gov.

Extended Comment Period

The comment period on the draft forest service plan components has been extended to April 30. All documents and maps are available on the forest website, www.fs.fed.us/r4/mantilasal, click on April 2006 revision meetings. For more information contact Heber Williams, Kelle Reynolds, or Marlene DePietro at 435-636-3500.

Summer Biotech Academy

Applications are now being taken for the Utah State University's Biotechnology Summer Academy for high school students. It will be held on July 10-14. Academy registration information is available online at www.biosystems.usu.edu or by contacting Ken Olsen at 435-797-3504. Deadline is May 22.

ACT Testing

The next nationwide ACT test date is June 10. Students must register online or have registration postmark deadline is May 19. An additional $18 fee is required for late registration. Register online at www.actstudent.org

Food Handler's Class

Food handler's classes will be held in Price on April 18, May 16 and June 14 at 9 a.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Southeastern Utah District Helath Department. Classes will also be taught in Castle Dale at the health department on April 20, May 18 and June 15 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. A class will be taught in Green River at city hall on May 10 at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. There is a charge and the class is two hours long. For more information contact Dr, Clarn Bjork at 637-3671 or Lori at 381-2252.

A Look at Buddism

Learn about some of the traditions of Buddism. Viewing of a video and discussion on Buddism will take place at Home Place in Orangeville on April 25 at 7 p.m. For information call Paula at 748-2230.

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 runner-ups will receive cash prizes. Miss Castle Dale will have the opportunity to be sponsored in the Miss Emery County Pageant. Applications may be obtained at the Castle Dale City Hall. Deadline is May 5. There will be a $10 entry fee. More info contact Angela Huntington at 381-5436 or Tera Pickett at 381-5330.

Emery County Historical Society

The Emery County Historical Society's April meeting will feature the movie Utah's Blackhawk Indian War, on April 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Museum of the San Rafael. Join them for popcorn and a movie.

One Step Above Dance Review

One Step Above dance review will be held at the Emery County Recreation center on April 29 at 4 p.m. Admission is free and the public is welcome.

Latino Health Scholars

If you are bilingual, bicultural Latino interested in pursuing a career in health care, United Health Care is offering two $25,000 and 75 $2,000 scholarships through its Latino Health Scholars program. To apply or for more information go to www.pacificarelatino.com or call 714-226-3726. Deadline is May 29.

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, SLC. Free.

BuckHorn Archers

Buckhorn Archers annual 3-D shoot will be held on May 6 at the Bear Creek Campground. Practice starts at 8 a.m. and shotgun starts at 10 a.m. They will be raffling off a bow. For more information call Randy O'Neil at 435-384-3393 or Carl Sitterud at 435-653-2417.

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.

Joe's Valley Water Releases

Because of high anticipated runoff, the Emery Water Conservancy District will begin water releases from Joe's Valley. 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.

Komen Salt Lake City Race

The Komen Salt Lake City Race for the Cure is encouraging groups of five of more to register as a team and walk or run together on May 13 at the Gateway. Walk for a loved one or friend who is fighting breast cancer. Register online at www.komenslc.org or call 1-801-446-2980 for more info.

Intrigue of the Past

Join us to study archaeological concepts, Utah prehistory, archaeological resource conservation and Native American perspectives on archaeology on April 22 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. It will be held at the Grand Center, 182 North 500 West in Moab. For more information call Joni Lindsay 801-581-6927 or Joel Hickok 435-260-8008.

Host Families Needed

Foreign high school students are scheduled to arrive soon for academic semester and year program homestays, and the sponsoring organization needs a few more local host families. For more information call 1-866-546-1402.

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 speaking.

Heritage Days Rodeo Queen Contest

The Huntington Heritage Days rodeo queen contest will be held April 29. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. and contest begins at 9 a.m. Open to Emery and Carbon counties. Lil Princess division age 9 and under; Princess division 10-14 years of age; and Queen division 15 years and up. For information contact Beth at 687-2752 or Tina at 653-2931.

Haircuts in Huntington

Huntington City Youth Council will be doing a community service project for Locks of Love on June 3. Everyone wishing to donate their hair is welcome. Hairstylists will be on hand to style the newly cut hair. Let your hair grow until June 3. Permed and colored hair is OK, no bleached hair.

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.

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.

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.

Warm Pakistan

The Palmers from Salt Lake just completed a blanket drive for the survivors of the recent earthquake in Pakistan. Thousands are suffering from a severe winter, living in tents and damaged structures. They are looking for any donation to help ship the blankets overseas. Accounts are set up at Zion's Bank and America First Credit Union under the account, Jodie Lynn Palmer, Warm Pakistan Project.

Send a CD to a Soldier

The Armed Services YMCA in collaboration with Music for a Cause are asking to remember the soldiers and send them a CD. Go to www.sendacdtoasoldier.com

Wrestling Sponsors

The Emery High wrestling team is looking for sponsors for their wrestling team. Attending tournaments throughout the year is expensive but necessary to add to the strength of the team. If you individually or as 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 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.

Produced Water Workshop

The workshop will enhance understanding of opportunities and challenges involved in converting produced waters to beneficial use and how to get energy and water for the price one. For more information go to www.cwrri.colostate.edu.

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.

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 through 12 grade high school students. Students have to have a 3.0 grade point average or a letter of recommendation from a science instructor. The cost is $200. Sign-ups will be held at the 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 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 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.

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

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