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Utah Archives Month

Utah State Archives and Utah State Historical Society jointly will observe "Utah Archives Month" with a free lecture on Oct. 25 and six free research classes on Oct. 27. They will be held at the State Archives building at 346 South Rio Grande Street. For info call 533-3500 or send email to historyresearch@utah.gov.

Essay and Creative Story Contest

The Farm Bureau Essay and Creative Story Contest will be held on the topic "Riches from the Soil." Entries need to be 1,000 words or less and should deal with Utah's agricultural industry and they may be illustrated. Entries will be accepted from age kindergarten and up. Entries may be submitted to Joy Humphrey at P.O. Box 18 in Orangeville or delivered to her at Huntington Elementary.

Annual Business Meeting

Emery County Farm Bureau will hold the annual business meeting and banquet on Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Huntington Senior Citizens Center. Policies dealing with local agriculture will be discussed and an election for local board members will be held. The dinner is free of charge. All interested citizens are welcomed to attend. Please RSVP to Barbra 687-2580 of Joy at 749-2820.

Meet the Candidates

Meet the Candidates Night will be held on Oct. 25 at the Ferron City Hall at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcomed to attend

Democratic Candidates

Meet your Democratic Candidates night. Everyone is welcome. The meetings will be held at Emery City Hall on Oct. 12 at 7 p.m.; Orangeville library on Oct. 17 at 6 p.m.; Castle Dale on Oct. 23, time and place undecided; Huntington City Hall on Oct. 24 at 7 p.m.; Ferron City Hall on Oct. 25 at 7 p.m., for all candidates; Cleveland City Hall on Oct. 30 at 7 p.m.

Flu Shots

Flu shots will be given on Oct. 16 at the Health Department in Castle Dale from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-4 p.m. Bring insurance cards and information. The cost is $22. Due to late shipment of vaccine, they will have limited vaccine for this clinic right now.

Food Handler's Class

Food handler's classes will be held on Oct. 19, Nov. 16 and Dec. 14 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Health Department, 25 West Main in Castle Dale. They will also be held on Oct. 18, Nov. 15 and Dec. 6 at 9 a.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Health Department, 28 South 100 East in Price. For more information call 637-3671 in Price or 381-2252 in Castle Dale.

Business Expo/Job Fair

The Mesquite Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a Business Expo/Job Fair from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Oct. 21 in the gymnasium (room 33) on the Mesquite Campus, 150 North Yucca Street, Mesquite, Nev. For more info call the Mesquite Chamber at 702-346-2902.

Christmas Extravaganza

The annual Christmas Extravaganza will be held Dec. 2 at the Emery County Recreational Center in Castle Dale. We are looking for people to provide entertainment that day from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Performances could be any type of musical number, dramatic readings, poetry, stories, dance, drill or any numbers that add to our holiday event.

If you would like to perform or know of an individual or group that could provide entertainment; please contact Amy Lofley at 653-2963. Your willingness to help will be greatly appreciated.

Goblin Valley State Park

On Oct. 14 the Goblin Valley State Park in Green River will host a Junior Ranger Program. Learn about the wildlife that calls Goblin Valley home. Find out what it might be like to live in the desert. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Observation Point shelter. This program is geared to children 6-12, but everyone is welcome. They will also be doing A Seed's Need on Oct 14: Follow the journey of a plant seed's life and learn about Goblin Valley's rocks and wildlife. Join park staff at the Goblin Valley amphitheater at 7:30 p.m. Sit back and enjoy this theater program or take part in the show. For more information on either event, please call (435) 564-3633.

Family Reunion In Manti

The Terry and Eleanor Mills Tuttle family will be honored in Manti on Oct. 14, at the 19th annual Settlement of Sanpete/Manti Day. Activities will begin at 8:30 a.m. with registration in the historic Manti Tabernacle, 100 South Main. Tuttle family books will be available as long as available. Contact Yvonne Howell 435-835-4481, e-mail kyhowell@gmail.com, or call Norma McDonnel 435-835-4130 to RSVP.

Prehistory Week Poster Contest

State History announces the 2007 Utah Prehistory Week Poster Contest. The winning poster will be professionally printed and distributed nationwide to promote Utah's exciting past, there will also be cash awards. Posters should be submitted no later than Jan. 1, 2007 to the Antiquities Section of State History, 300 South Rio Grande Street, Salt Lake City, Ut 84101. For more info go to www.history.utah.gov, or contact Renae Weder at 801-533-3529.

Veteran's Day Concert

The Utah National Guard will hold its 51st annual Veteran's Day Concert on Nov. 11 at the University of Utah's Jon M. Huntsman Center at 7 p.m. Admission is free and the public is invited. Veterans of all ages and their families are encouraged to attend. For info contact Maj. Hank McIntire at 801-716-9052.

Contemplative Living

Find out what a group might do that focuses on how you contemplate in your everyday life. Find out how that group might benefit you. Come to Home Place in Orangeville on Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. Any questions call Paula at 748-2230.

Attention Senior Citizens

Flu shots will be held from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. at the Ferron Senior Center on Oct. 11; Huntington Senior Center on Oct. 16; and Emery Senior Center on Oct. 18. Remember to bring your Medicare card.

Festive Friday

Getting ready for the holidays? Come to the annual Festive Friday presentations by Utah State University Extension. This year's theme is "Untangle Christmas". Get ready, get organized and have fun with us. Our first program is Oct 13 at noon in the small conference room at the Old Courthouse in Castle Dale. Guest presenter is Joanne Roueche from Davis County Extension. Cost is $2 (or $5 if you want the entire book of handouts). There will be fast and fun treats as well as excellent information. Everyone is welcome. For more information and to reserve your spot, call 381-2381. Watch the happenings column for additional information on upcoming Festive Friday events.

Emery County Veterans

If you would like to participate in this year's Veterans Day assembly at San Rafael Junior High School on Nov. 10, please call the school secretary at 384-2335 before Oct. 27. Your participation would help our students remember and pay tribute to all veterans.

Know Before You Go

An ATV permit class will be held Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. at the old Courthouse building in Castle Dale. For more information contact Mark H Williams at 381-2493. Preregistration can be done at Emery County Rec. This class is to make youth ages 8-16 legal to drive on public lands.

Free Archaeology Class

A free one day course on Utah Archaeology will be held on Oct. 14 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Rio Grande Depot. Grande Street, Salt Lake City. Space is limited, pre-register as early as possible with Ron Rood 801-533-3564.

American Legion Fundraiser Raffle

The American Legion Post 73 is sponsoring two raffles to raise funds to help needy military families. Tickets can be purchased at Jones Ace Hardware, Desertview Federal Credit Union, Maverik in Huntington and Castle Dale, BK's Stop and Shop, Wards 4X4, Hart's, and Magnusons. Be generous, the families need your support.

Domestic Violence Awareness

October is domestic violence awareness month and in conjunction with that the Emery County Domestice Violence Coalition will host their eighth annual October Awareness Program on Oct. 18 from noon-1 p.m. on the second floor of the old courthouse. It is free to the public and lunch will be served. Katie Ann Sutton, Utah's Domestic Violence Council director, will be the guest speaker.

Huntington Fall Clean Up

The city will pick up limbs and branches. Everything else, haul to one of the dumpsters. Dumpster locations are 395 West Center and 150 East 300 South. Contractors are not allowed to use these dumpsters. Do not put any limbs on the street after Oct. 15. any limbs putout after this date will not be picked up an a citation will be issued.

Huntington Burn Season

Open burn season in Huntington City will be Sept. 23-Oct. 22. Burn permits are required and may be picked up at city hall. All burning must be done from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Emery County Community Theatre

Tryouts for the Emery County Community Theatre production of Cinderella will be held Oct. 18-19 in the Emery High School chorus room from 7-9 p.m. each evening. Cinderella will be performed Feb. 8-10 and 12. Tryout packets are available at your local library. There are no children's part this year, unfortunately.

Emery County Quilt Guild

The Emery County Quilt Guild will be held on the first Tuesday of every month at the Huntington Senior Citizen Center. Everyone is welcomed.

Gingerbread House Festival

The Gingerbread House Festival, a new event in Emery County, will be held Dec. 1-2 at the Emery County Recreation Center. Admission is free. Everyone who wants to participate should build a gingerbread house and bring it to the festival. If house aren't your style, try a sleigh or a gingerbread man or woman. These can be done by a group, family or individual. Each creation must be 80 percent edible, and the winners of the house division will be eligible to compete at the Utah County Gingerbread House competiton. For more information contact Teresa Lake at 381-2437 or Eldon Holmes at 687-9235.

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.

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.

Veterans of Foreign Wars

A field service officer from the Veterans of Foreign Wars will be at the Price Workforce Service Center on Oct. 26 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.

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.

Mormon Historic Sites

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

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.

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.

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.

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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