Festive Friday events, presented by Utah State University, will continue Dec. 8 at noon in room 218 in the Old County Courthouse in Castle Dale. The program will focus on cooking with less sugar. For those interested in attending, reserve your spot by calling the Extension office at 381-2381. There will be taste testing and recipes for reduced sugar items. Come with your ideas to share. Cost is $3.
Holiday 4-H will be held Dec. 5 at 4 p.m., room 218 in the Old Courthouse in Castle Dale. Cost is $2. We will be making tree ornaments. Classes usually last about one hour. Join us for some fun. (This is the last Holiday 4-H for this year.)
Christmas Extravaganza Fundraiser
The Christmas Extravaganza Fundraiser for the Children's Organ Transplant Association on behalf of Joshua Kayden Gale will be held on Dec. 2 at 10 a.m. at the Emery County Recreation Center. There will be booths, food, Santa from noon- 1 p.m., live entertainment and a silent gingerbread house auction. There will also be decorated trees and wreaths auctioned off at 5 p.m. For more information or if you would like to enter a tree for display or obtain a booth, contact Shanae Butler or Tiffany Larsen at 381-2689.
The Bookcliff muzzleloaders meat shoot will be held on Dec. 9 at 10 a.m. at the Bookcliff Muzzleloaders range in Price. Entry fee is $15 per shooter. For more information call Doc Atwood at 435-637-2923.
A fundraiser benefit will be held for Kayden Gale, son of Josh and Tammy Gale, grandson of Garth and Lori Labrum, of Orangeville, who had a kidney transplant on Nov. 14. The benefit will be held Dec. 1 at Cottonwood Elementary beginning at 4 p.m. with the book and yard sale. Dinner at 5 p.m. and auction at 7 p.m. To donate, call Carol at 748-2481 or 748-2281.
Christmas Tree Cutting
Ferron/Price Ranger Districts: (435) 384-2372/(435) 637-2817. Permits go on sale Nov. 20. Permits are $5, one permit per household, one tree only. Permits can be purchased at the Price Ranger District Office, 599 West Price River Drive, Price, and the Ferron Ranger District Office, 115 West Canyon Road, Ferron. Office hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., any species of tree may be cut, except Ponderosa Pine.
Ferron Christmas Celebration
Ferron City welcomes everyone to come and join in an evening of celebration at the Fairgrounds metal building from 6-8 p.m. on Dec. 4. Santa will visit, a cookie contest, sing-a-long, entertainment, craft booths for children, and refreshments. For more information of if you would like to help contact city hall at 384-2350.
Ferron History Books and Afghans
The Old Mill Camp DUP of Ferron has the books "A Peach of a Place," a history of Ferron, and afghans depicting the historic sites in Ferron. Would make great gifts. Call Mila at 384-3267 or Janice at 384-2325 to order.
Programs for High School Students
The Interamerican University studies Institute will offer two programs to Costa Rica and Pura Vida this summer. The programs are open to students between the ages of 15-17 who will have completed two years of high school Spanish by June. Scholarships are also available. Applications are due by Feb. 9, 2007. For more information call IUSI at 800-345-4874 or visit www.iusi.org.
Huntington City will have Santa at the Huntington Elementary on Dec. 19. Pre-schoolers can come and see Santa from 11:30-12:30 p.m.
Is addiction ruining the holiday spirit? Are you losing everything that is important to you? Something can be done about it. Call Narconon at 800-468-6933 or log onto www.stopaddiction.com.
The Rocky Mountain School of Baseball announces its first annual Turkey Ball camp on Nov. 24-25 in Mesquite, Nev. The camp is for individuals or teams from ages 7-18, who will be divided into age groups. The collegiate and professional staff will include players, coaches, and scouts. For more information or to register visit www.rmsb.com or call 1-877-272-0862.
Ballet Repertory Ensemble
The Ballet Repertory Ensemble will be holding the following performances at the Rio Theater in Helper on Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m.; Salute to Broadway on Feb. 23-24; Spring Contemporary Concert on April 25 and 27; Spring Classical Concert on April 26 and 28.
Justin Harris was lost and injured in Baptist Draw in Emery County. The Search and Rescue was called out to rescue him. His story will be told on Nov. 23 and Nov. 24. The program entitled "I Shouldn't Be Alive: Nightmare Canyon" will air on the Discovery Channel.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity of Castle Country is accepting home applications. Appicants must complete 20 hours of work for the group, have been turned down for a conventional home loan and have a stable income. Volunteers and board members are needed. Donations may be sent to HHCC, P.O.Box 724, Price, Utah 84501. Residents may volunteer for workdays, donate aluminum cans or obtain applications by going to their new office located at 151 South 700 East, the All Scrapped Up building or by calling 435-637-9701.
Food Handler's Class
Food handler's classes will be held on 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 Dec. 6 at 9 a.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Health Department, 28 South 100 East in Price. From more info call 637-3671 in Price or 381-2252 in Castle Dale.
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.
The 2007 TRUTH from Youth Anti-tabacco advertising contest is giving fourth and fifth graders the opportunity to become a big-time producer. You can create a TV, radio or billboard/poster advertisement with an anti-tobacco message. Contest deadline is March 9. For more information visit www.youthagainsttobacco.com or call 1-877-220-3466.
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.
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 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.
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
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.
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.
The Three Wishes Inc. Program makes available power wheelchairs to senior citizens 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.
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.
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
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.