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Master Clubs

Kids, ages 6-12, you are welcome to Master Club at the First Baptist Church in Ferron. It will be held every Wednesday night, beginning Sept. 13, from 7-8:30 p.m. At Master Club, you will enjoy games, songs, Bible lessons, crafts, and skills learning.

National Hoops 3 on 3 Tournament

Compete for your spot at the All-Star game in Las Vegas in 2007, at the First Baptist Church, 65 West Mill Road, Ferron on Sept. 9. All 13-19 may enter in varsity or junior varsity for the 3 on 3 double elimination tournament. Register online at www.nationalhoops.com, by phone at 435-384-3321, or by mail to the church at P.O. Box 324, Ferron, Utah 84523. There is a fee to participate.

Parade Your Pet

Ferron City youth council will host Parade your Pet on Sept. 6 at 6 p.m. for the youth ages 2-12. Bring your pet to Mayors Park. Entry form can be picked up at city hall or Ferron Elementary. For more information contact Pauline at 384-3133.

Peach Dessert Contest

Ferron City will host a peach dessert contest on Sept. 7. Anyone who is interested in entering a dessert needs to bring it to Mayors Park by 6 p.m. to be judged. At 7 p.m. the desserts will be served with ice cream in conjunction with the local talent show. In case of bad weather, bring your desserts to the Lower Park (fairgrounds). For more information call Paula at 384-3282.

Ferron Talent Show

Ferron City will host a local talent show on Sept. 7 beginning at 7 p.m. at Mayor's Park. Anyone who is interested in performing may come and participate. A sound system will be available as well as a piano. In case of bad weather, the contest will be held at the Lower Park (fairgrounds) metal building. For more information contact Melinda at 384-3162.

Peach Days Parade

Ferron City is now accepting entry forms for parade participants. Ferron Peach Days parade will be held on Sept. 9 beginning at 10 a.m. For an entry form, contact city hall at 384-2350 or visit the website at www.ferroncity.org for a parade entry form.

Camp Dale DUP

Camp Dale DUP will hold its opening social on Sept 11 at 1 p.m. at the senior center. Lunch will be served and everyone is welcome.

Spartan Flags

The Emery High Spartan Booster club is selling flags as a fund raiser and to show support of the student athletes. The flags may be hung up whenever there is a home game. Flags and poles range from $10-$25. Also, they are selling advertising space around the field. For more information contact Cindy Draper at 748-2235.

Melon Days

Melon Days in Green River will be held Sept. 15-16. There will be vendors, golf tournament, high school baseball, softball, queen pageant, square dancers, breakfast, parade, entertainment, dance and fireworks. There will also be a re-enactment of Manly's landing to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Melon Days. On Saturday, there will be free, all you can eat melon in the park.

Huntington DUP

Huntington DUP will hold its opening social Sept. 7, with brunch being served at 11:30 a.m. in the senior center. Meeting will follow brunch.

Emery School District Screenings

Emery School District conducts annual speech and hearing screening to identify students who might need further evaluation of their speech or hearing. Students who fail the initial hearing screening will be given a re-test in three to four weeks. Screening is scheduled with the schools involved and takes place anytime during the school year. District Speech-Language Pathologists administer the tests. All district preschool, kindergarten, first grade, new students and any referrals will be screened for hearing. Pre-kindergarten students will be screened during kindergarten registration and third grade students will be screened for speech only. You must tell your school's secretary if you do not want your child to receive speech or hearing screening tests.

Veterans of Foreign Wars

A field service officer from the Veterans of Foreign Wars will be at the Price Workforce Service Center on Sept. 28 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.

Tri-Stake Fireside

There will be a tri-stake fireside on Sept. 24 featuring "Jenny Phillips." The fireside theme is "Journey towards Zions." The fireside will begin at 6 p.m. at the Castle Dale Stake Center.

Castle Valley Youth Leadership Summit

The Castle Valley Youth Leadership Summit will be held on Sept. 23 at the Emery High School. Pre-register by Set. 8 to receive a T-shirts or hoody. The keynote speaker will be Commander Scott Waddle and the band will be LokalGrown. A new computer will be given away at the end of the summit. For more info contact your youth city council advisor or GayLee Jeffs at 381-2850 or 381-2108.

Defensive Driving Class

The Utah Safety Council is now offering a four hour defensive driving course on Sept. 16 at the Castleview Hospital Classroom, 300 North Hospital Drive, from, 8 a.m.-12 noon. Registration is $40 per person, or $10 for those age 55 and over that are only seeking a reduction in their insurance rate. For info contact Utah Safety Council at 800-933-5943 or www.utahsafetycouncil.org.

Ladies ATV Ride

On Sept. 6, during the Arapeen ATV Jamboree, a ladies ATV ride will be held. Lunch will be catered on Horn Mountain. The ride will be up Black Dragon and will begin at 8 a.m. at the Multipurpose building at the Ferron fairgrounds. For more information contact Mark H Williams at 381-2493.

Fund Raising Celebration

Hosted by Emery County Care and Rehab. There will be a Savage 7-mm rifle with scope, fish finder, fishing pole, cooler, Coleman camp stove, two queen size quilts and many others. Raffle tickets are $1 each or six for $5. It will be held during the Peach Day's celebration on Sept. 9.

Encina High School Reunion

Encina High School class of 1966 will be having there 40 year class reunion on Sept. 16 at the Swallows Nest Clubhouse in Sacramento. For more info and to register call Elayne Roberts Anderson at 944-7052 or elayne1966@comcast.net.

Larraine Pierce Benefit

A kidney transplant and dialysis treatment benefit for Larraine Pierce will be held on Sept. 23 at the Huntington city park. There be a car wash before dinner, a bake sale from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. and a spaghetti dinner at 5 p.m. Dinner cost will be $5/adults, $3/children under 12. There will be live entertainment and prizes given away including a St. George vacation package. For question call Laverne Pierce at 687-9915 or Melanie Pierce at 687-2676.

Museum Donations

The Museum of the San Rafael is seeking funds to design, build and install full-size, life like sculptures of three dinosaurs and a mammoth. The cost is $149,000. Donations can be made to Museum of the San Rafael, P.O. Box 1088, Castle Dale.

ATV Rodeo

The ATV Rodeo will be held on Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. at the Ferron Arena. The charge is $3/event entry fee and $3/spectator fee. Pre-registration call Corinne Dalton at 286-2464.

Mormon Historic Sites

Mormon Historic Foundation has recently launched a website containing detailed information about Latter-day Saint church history sites. Go online at www.mormonhistoricsitesregisty.org

Primal Quest TV Schedule

You will be able to watch Primal Quest Utah on ABC and ESPN Networks starting in October. Oct. 9-12, episodes 1-4, ESPN 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 14- episode 5, ABC 2 p.m. For more info go to www.ecoprimalquest.com

Relay Utah Now Offers Amplified Cordless Phone For Hard of Hearing

For Utahns living with hearing loss and limited mobility, an amplified cordless phone is now available through Relay Utah, a division of the State of Utah Public Service Commission to help meet the needs of the hard of hearing who also experience mobility limitations with wheelchair, walker or oxygen use. The amplified cordless phones are available, at no charge, to hard of hearing individuals in Utah who currently participate in the Supplemental Security Income program, Medicaid and other Department of Human Service or Public Assistance programs. Individuals who do not participate in these programs can purchase the phone by contacting Clear Sounds at 800-965-9043 or www.clearsounds.com.

Senior Beginners Line Dancing

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

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

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 at 636-2343.

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

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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