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An ATV safety class that makes youth 8-16 legal to ride on public lands, will be held June 22 at the old courthouse in Castle Dale, at 7 p.m. You must preregister at Emery County Recreation, 75 South 400 East, Castle Dale. For more information, contact Mark H. Williams at 381-2493 or Emery County Recreation at 381-2108.

Community Water Safety Days

Come and learn pool and lake water safety for free. June 17- parents and children day 10 a.m.-noon and June 24- young adult and youth day 10 a.m.-noon. Free swim passes to everyone that comes and there will be a drawing for a goodie basket. Call the pool and sign up 381-5298.

Adult Education Programs

The Utah Education Network, a statewide provider of educational resources and technology, hosted a screening and discussion featuring clips of the adult education programs GED Connection, TV 411, and Workplace Essentials at Workforce Services on June 12. For copies of the programs, visit your local library to check them out.

Emery County Chamber of Commerce Meeting

The chamber meeting for June will be a workshop to prepare your records for a disaster, to be able to start up your business without the loss of the information you need. The workshop will be held June 20 at 6 p.m. at the Castle Dale Senior Center, 90 North 200 East.

Miss Heritage Days

The Miss Huntington Heritage Days pageant will be held on June 24 at 6 p.m. at Huntington Elementary.

Junior Golf Clinic

A free golf clinic for children age 8-17, sponsored by Emery County Recreation, will be held at Millsite Golf Course on June 19-20. On June 19, the clinic will be from 9-11 a.m. On June 20, the time will be from 9 a .m.-noon. The clinic will cover the basics of golf and golf etiquette, while also playing several holes of golf each day. Call Emery County Recreation for more information, 381-2108.

Emery- This is our Place

And we want to share it with you. Make Emery Town "your place" on July 22. Join us for the biggest and best Pioneer Day Celebration ever. Call Emery Town hall at 286-2417 to reserve your space for a booth to sell your arts and crafts, food, plants or other unique merchandise. There is no cost to vendors who call to reserve space. See you in "our" place, Emery Town.

Spring for Children Poker Ride

The first annual Spring for Children poker ride, sponsored by BACA and the Children's Justice Center and hosted by the Price Elk's Lodge, will be held June 24. Pick your ride and meet at the Price Elk's Lodge for the noon start. Registration begins at 11 a.m. The ride is 160 miles through scenic central Utah. For more information contact Barbara Durrand at 435-384-2924 or the BACA hotline at 435-637-2924.

Special Needs Swim Program

Registration will be held at the Emery County Recreation office for children with special needs swim program. The program will run from June 12-16 at 6 p.m. for one hour each day. This program is for children who are physically or mentally challenged. Your child must qualify to participate in this program. For more information, contact Emery County Recreation at 381-2108.

Endangered Person Advisory

Missing person Yesica Noemi Saban is with Sandra Merary Torres. Yesica was born May 10, 1992. She is a Hispanic female, 5 foot, weights 160 pounds, has long black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen on May 22 wearing a t-shirt with blue jeans. She has text messaged her family and friends that she has been abducted from Orem. For any information please call Orem Dispatch at 801-229-7070.

Single Adults ATV Ride

A single adults ATV ride will be held on June 17. All single adults are welcome to meet at the Mayor Park, State Street in Ferron, at 9:30 a.m. If you are 35 to 65 years old come for a great day on Ferron Mountain. Bring a lunch. Following the ride, dinner will be provided back at the park. Any questions call Annette at 435-384-2690 or 435-749-0485.

Catch a Cure For Cancer

The annual Catch a Cure for Cancer fishing tournament will be held on June 24 at Starvation Reservoir. All proceeds go to Camp Hobe, an annual summer camp for children with cancer and their siblings. For more information on to www.catchacureforcancer.com

Summer Storytime at Orangeville Library

Orangeville Library is having a lot of fun things this summer. Along with storytime each Thursday, young readers can earn their own library card by reading 100 pages for each year of their age. Storytime will be held at 10:30 a.m. and the activities are: June 15-Lambchop jumps into the story; June 22-read with Stockton; June 29-pet show; July 6-maybe you should be a vet; July 13-catch it at the library; and July 20-wildlife at the library. Come out and see the live animals during Storytime. For more information contact the library at 748-2726.

Castle Country Horse Show Association

Show dates are July 1 and 22, Aug. 13 and Sept. 2. Registration is at 8 a.m. and the show starts at 9 a.m. $5 per class or $40 for entire show. You can save $10 for the entire show if you pre-register before 6 p.m. the day before the show. Exhibition classes offered for $5 per class. For more information or to register call 435-637-0411.

Basketball Camps

Ray Giacoletti will be having a junior Ute camp on July 17-20 for children entering kindergarten-third grade; an overnight camp July 31- Aug. 3, for fifth-12th grades, and team camp on June 21-24 for all high school students. For more information call the University of Utah Men's Basketball office at 801-581-5451.

Senior Beginners Line Dancing

Come get a little exercise and a lot of fun, every Thursday. 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.

Miss Cleveland

All girls ages 4-21 are encouraged to participate in this years pageant. The pageant will be held on June 20 at the Cleveland town hall. Any questions please call Jessie Ward at 653-2719 or the town hall at 653-2310.

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.

Golf Tournament 4 Man Scramble

Emery County Recreation and Millsite Men's Association is having a 4 man scramble tournament on June 24 with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Entry include green fees, cart and lunch. Added money and total payout. For more information contact Emery County Recreation at 381-2108 or Millsite Golf Course at 384-2887.

Veterans of Foreign Wars

A field service officer from the Veterans of Foreign Wars will be at the Price Workforce Service Center on 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.

Food Handler's Class

Food handler's classes will be taught in Castle Dale at the health department on 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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 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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