Huntington Elementary is putting together emergency kits for each classroom and are in need of many items. In the event of an emergency these items could be essential for saving the lives of your children. Please contact Huntington Elementary at 687-9954 for a list of needed items.
Food Handler's Classes
Food handler's classes will be held in Price on Jan. 24, Feb. 27, and March 27, 2007 at 4 and 7 p.m. at the Health Department office at 28 South 100 East, Price. Classes will also be held on Feb. 15, 2007 at 4 and 7 p.m. at the Castle Dale office, 25 West Main, Castle Dale. For more information call 6373671 or 381-2252.
Emery Town Dog Licenses
2007 dog licenses are available at the Emery Town office. The cost is $5 for altered dogs and $15 for unaltered dogs. Five dogs or more require a $50 kennel license. Proof of altered status (if applicable) and current rabies vaccination are required for every dog at the time of licensing. All dogs must be licensed by March 1, 2007 to avoid the late fee.
Teacher Achievement Award
Nominate your favorite teacher for an Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Award. The Arch Coal Foundation will present five awards in four counties of Utah-Carbon, Emery, Sanpete and Sevier; this school year and each carries a $2,500 personal cash award. Nominations can be made online at www.archteacherawards.com Nominations are confidential.
Fund Pools Reopened
The Natural Resources Conservation Service, has announced that three fund pools under the Environmental Quality Incentives Program have been reopened for new applications until Jan. 8, 2007. For more information call Wayne Greenhalgh at 435-637-0041 ext. 19.
The Southeastern Utah District Health Department tips for this season are; mistletoe and holly berries can be poisonous if swallowed, old tinsel may contain lead, lamp oils are colorful and attractive to children, but extremely hazardous, keep them out of reach. Also to remember winter brings the cold and flu season, and that means there may be more medicines in your home. Keep all medicines in a locked cupboard, out of reach. There is no such thing as a childproof container and always keep medicine in its original container.
The Rocky Mountain School of Baseball will hold its 14th Annual Winter Ball Camp on Jan. 13-15, 2007 in Mesquite, Nev. The camp is for individual players or teams from ages 7-18. The camp staff will feature Chris Shelton of the Detroit Tigers along with professional and college coaches and players. For more information or to register visit www.rmsb.com or call toll free at 1-877-272-0862.
Shuttle Service for Veterans
Donations would be greatly appreciated to help in purchasing a new minivan to transport disabled veterans to the Salt Lake Medical Center. All donations are tax deductible under the DAV Tax ID 8761512361. The account is named The Dixie Chapter 7 Disabled American Veterans Van Replacement Fund and can be accessed for donation at any Wells Fargo branch. Questions may be directed to Robert Hansberry at 435-673-8041 or by writing to him at 462 West 300 North St. George, UT 84770. All veterans can be helped through your generosity.
Orangeville Dog Licenses
Orangeville dog licenses are due for 2007. The cost is $8 for spayed or neutered dogs and $25 for non-altered dogs. Please bring in current rabies information when licensing your dog. All dogs must be registered by March 1. Rabies clinics will be held Jan. 6 and Feb. 10 at the old fire station from 10 a.m.- 12 noon. Any questions call the city hall 748-2651.
Emery County Women's Volleyball team sign-ups are due by Jan. 1. The cost is $150 per team. Contact Monica Hansen 653-2560 or Trisha Jensen 653-2770.
The Snowball Express is a newly formed organization that helps widows and children of our service men and women killed in the line of duty to get on with their lives. For more information on how you can help, call 1-800-9793KID; or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or log on to www.snowballexpress.org.
New Years Eve Dance
A dance for anyone ages 14 and up will be held at the Huntington Stake Center on Dec. 30. There will be a floor show. at 9 p.m. and the dance will begin at 8 p.m.
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.
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.
Ballet Repertory Ensemble
The Ballet Repertory Ensemble will be holding the following performances at the Rio Theater in Helper 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.
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 conventinonal 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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.