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Emery High Graduation

Emery High School graduation will be held on May 25 at 7 p.m. in the Spartan Center. Graduates are requested to observe a dignified dress code and the audience is requested to observe a dignified atmosphere during the program. Children are requested to remain seated with their parents and no food or drink is to be brought into the Spartan Center. Let's all work together to make this graduation an enjoyable and memorable occasion.

Workshop Offered for Educators

A two day workshop on Utah's wetlands and forest resources is offered to formal and non-formal educators interested in learning new methods and curriculum that are effective. It will be held June 5-6 at Circleville Elementary (300 South Center Street, Circleville). The workshop will be from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. The cost will be $15 per day. One USU credit will be available for an additional $30 or a certificate for relicensure. Call 435-349-3409.

Hunter Safety Class

A hunter safety class will be held May 30-June 2 from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. each day at the Emery County Recreation Center. For ages 11 and up. You must pre-register by May 26 at the Rec Center, 75 South 400 East, Castle Dale. For more info call the Rec Center at 381-2108.

Senior Beginners Line Dancing

Come get a little exercise and a lot of fun. Every Thursday and learn the very basics from Kitty Larsen starting May 25 at 10 a.m. at the Castle Dale Senior Center. The class is free. Call 381-2422.

Emery County Historical Society

The Emery County Historical Society welcomes you to join them for their monthly event at Quitchupah May 18. They will meet at State Park in Emery at 5:30 p.m. to travel to this unique area and be guided by President Mike Williams to view the pictographs, petroglyphs and Indian ruins.

Miss Cleveland

All girls ages 4-21 are encouraged to participate in this years pageant. The pageant will be held on June 17 at the Cleveland town hall. Any questions call Jessie Ward at 653-2719 or the town hall at 653-2310.

Canyon View Closing Program

The ninth grade class at Canyon View Junior High School will be honored at the Closing Program to be held May 19 at 6 p.m. in the school's gymnasium. All students, family and friends are welcome to attend. Following the program, refreshments will be offered in the school's cafeteria. A dance will also be held that evening for nonprobationary Canyon View students only from 7-10 p.m.

Farm Service Agency

Nominations for candidates to run for the Farm Service Agency county committee election will be accepted from June 15- Aug. 1. Ballots will be mailed to eligible voters by Nov. 3 and ballots must be returned by Dec. 4 to the FSA county office. New committee members and alternates will be installed on Jan. 1, 2007.

ATV Safety Class

An ATV safety class that makes youth 8-15 legal to ride on public land, will be held June 1 at the county building in Castle Dale, at 7 p.m. You must preregister at Emery County Recreation, 75 South 400 East, Castle Dale, by May 26. For more information, contact Mark H. Williams at 381-2493 or Emery County Recreation at 381-2108.

Seniors: Change on Goblin Valley Trip

There has been a change in the seniors Goblin Valley trip. It will now be on May 18. They are leaving at 9 a.m. at the senior center near you. RSVP by May 15. They will be having a dutch oven lunch. Call Jim Pierce, 687-2502; Betty Hatch, 381-2422; or Joyce Powell, 564-8236 for Green River.

Emery County Golf Tournament Tour

A two day golf event will be held at Green River Golf Course on June 3 and at Millsite Golf Course on June 4. This will be a two day tournament. The format at Green River will be a two man scramble, and at Millsite a two man best ball. The second day of the tournament will be flighted, there will be a gross payout with added money. Only 28 teams will be taken. To sign up, call 435-384-2887 or 435-564-8882.

Bike the Swell

The San Rafael Swell Mountain Bike Festival will be held on May 19-21. For more information call 435-637-0086, 435-653-2500 or 435-653-2440 or go to their website, www.biketheswell.org.

Veterans of Foreign Wars

A field service officer from the Veterans of Foreign Wars will be at the Price Workforce Service Center on May 18 and June 22 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.

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 June 14 at 9 a.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Southeastern Utah District Health Department. Classes will also be taught in Castle Dale at the health department on May 18 and June 15 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. There is a charge and the class is two hours long. For more information contact Dr. Claron Bjork at 637-3671 or Lori at 381-2252.

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.

Housing Preservation Grants Pre-application

USDA Rural Development is accepting pre-applications until 5 p.m. May 19 for housing preservation grants. This grant provides funds to eligible organizations, local governments, nonprofit corporations, federally recognized Indian tribes, and consortia of eligible entities, to conduct housing preservation programs benefiting very low and low-income rural residents. For more information or to obtain a pre-application packet, call Kristine Dahlberg at 1-801-524-4329.

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.

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.

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.

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 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 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.

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

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

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