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Quilts of Valor

Quilts of Valor, a program that provides quilts to each injured serviceman or woman, is still being organized in Emery County. This program needs funds for postage to ship the quilts out. For more information contact Hazel McMullin at 653-2246 or Reva Fillmore at 687-2649.

Small Acreage Workshop

A small acreage workshop sponsored by USU Extension, Castle land RC&D Council and Intermountain Farmers Association will be held Feb. 17 at 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. at the College of Eastern Utah Student Center in Price. Information will be given on how to get the most from your small acreage. Pre-registration is required. To register or with questions, call Ron Patterson or Kathy Thayn at 435-636-3235.

Food Handler's Classes

Food handler's classes will be held in Price on 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 637-3671 or 381-2252.

Book Break

Join Castle Dale library for a book break on Feb. 15 at noon. Lunch will be served and all are welcome.

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, afterwards an additional late fee will be charged of $25. A rabies clinic will be held on Feb. 10 at the new fire station from 10 a.m.- 12 noon. Any questions call the city hall 748-2651.

Emery Town Vaccination Clinic

A vaccination clinic will be held Feb. 3 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the maintenance shed next to the old church. All dogs must have proof of current rabies vaccination at time of licensing. Licences must be purchased by March 1 to avoid $10 late fee.

NW Services

NW Services is seeking caring families to host high school students. Call 1-866-846-3977.

Genealogy and Family Heritage Jamboree

Family history and genealogy enthusiasts will be gathering on Feb. 9-10 at the Dixie Convention Center, 1835 Convention Center Drive, and will not be disappointed with the more than 100 classes being offered to help you jump start the process. Full details are available online at www.mysancestorsfound.com or call 801-829-3295.

Girl's and Boy's State

If you are an Emery High junior and you are interested in scholarship opportunities, civics, government, meeting new people and having fun, Utah Girl's State and Boy's State is for you. Sign up at the counselors office at the High School before Feb. 9. If you have any questions you may call Carol Riddle, 286-2453 or Dixie Swasey 384-3172.

Host Families

Pacific Intercultural exchange is currently looking for host families in the local area to host a foreign exchange student from ages 15-18. For more information call 877-987-3990.

Narconon Help

Each year individuals struggling with drug and alcohol addiction make the resolution to quit. Narconon Arrowhead can help. Narconon offers free counseling, assessments and referrals to rehabilitation centers nationwide by call 800-468-6933 or logging on at www.stopaddiction.com.

Song-O-Gram

The Notre Dame Parish Relay for Life team of 2007 , would like to help you brighten your honeys day or make a loved one smile. For a $20 donation, a member of their team will sing a love song for Valentines Day. From Feb. 9-14, a song-o-gram can be sent, as well as help in the quest for a cure. All money goes directly to the American Cancer Society. For more information call Star Byrg at 820-1547.

Emergency Kits

Huntington Elementary is putting together Emergency Kits for each classroom. On Feb. 9 at the Valentines' Carnival, the Sheriff's Office is coming to explain and hand out a list of needed items. All parents are encouraged to attend.

SFI Computers

SFI Computers is planning a collection event to collect old computers, monitors, TV's and electronics to keep the dangerous toxins out of landfills. For more information call Ryan at 801-592-7907 or go to www.efie-waste.com.

Communication 101

Join us beginning Feb. 26 - March 21. Classes will be held Monday and Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the Department of Workforce Services in Castle Dale. Register directly with the Southeast Applied Technology College by calling 435-613-1438

FFA Sweetheart Pageant

The FFA Sweetheart Pageant will be held at Emery High School on Feb. 14 at 6 p.m.

Swell Cure for Cabin Fever Poker Ride

A Swell Cure for Cabin Fever Poker Ride will be held March 24. Registration is from 8-11 a.m. Prizes will be given at 1 and 3 p.m. For information call Tom at 381-2244 or Clifford at 384-2325.

Klondike Derby

The Klondike Derby will be held at Huntington State Park on Feb. 23-24. For more information call Ray at 687-9979 or David at 687-2594.

Civil Air Patrol

The Castle Valley Composite Squadron volunteer organization with co-ed program is being offered for 11-18 year olds. Senior participation program is available also. CAP units provide emergency services including air and ground search and rescue. Seniors and cadets participate in flying activities. For information call 637-6303.

Vendors Wanted

The Emery County Fair is now accepting applications for food and general vendors for the Emery County Fair which will be held Aug. 2, 3, and 4. To be and exclusive food vendor, you must have your application into the Emery County Recreation office by March 23. You may pick up an application at the Emery County Recreation office located at 75 South 400 East, Castle Dale, or go to the website at www.emerycounty.com/fair/vendor. For more information call 381-2108.

Emery County Community Theater

The Emery County Community Theater will present Roger's and Hammerstein's Cinderella at the Emery High Auditorium on Feb. 8,9, 10 and 12 at 7 p.m. There will be a Saturday matinee on Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5.

Ben Grimes Exhibit

Ben Grimes is having a one-man photography show at the College of Eastern Utah. It will run until March 31 on the second floor. The museum is open Monday thru Saturday from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Sister Study

The Sister Study is seeking women whose sisters had breast cancer to find the environmental and genetic causes of breast cancer. For more information go to www.sisterstudy.org or call 202-842-3600 ext. 233.

Scout Fireside

Scout Sunday Fireside will be held Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. at the Huntington Stake Center. Elder Jay Sitterud will be the guest speaker. All Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity and Venturing Scouts, Scout Leaders, Youth Leaders, parents and the public are invited. It will be a combined fireside with Buckhorn and Carbon Districts.

Financial Aid Application

PHEAA is reminding students and families that the 2007-2008 free application for Federal Student Aid is now available and should be completed as soon as possible. Go to www.PHEAA.org.

Utah Summer Games

Utah Summer Games is now opened for online registration. Go to www.utahsummergames.org.

Huntington Dog Licenses

The Huntington City 2007 dog licenses are now due. Proof of current rabies vaccination must be presented before license can be issued. Deadline for dog licenses is March 1. Dog licenses may be purchased at the Huntington City Hall or at the rabies clinic which will be held at the Huntington City Fire Station on Feb. 24 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

Snowball Express

The Snowball Express is a newly formed organization that helps widows and children of our s ontest deadline is March 9. For more information visit www.youthagainsttobacco.com or call 1-877-220-3466.

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.

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.

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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