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Emery County Historical Society General Meeting

Roma Powell and Evelyn Huntsman will present "A Peach of a Place," the history of Ferron and Molen on Feb. 22, at 6:30 p.m. at the Museum of the San Rafael. Music by Al Shakespaere. Dues are still only $5 mail to: P.O. Box 96, Castle Dale, UT 84513.

ProRehab Open House

The open house will be held on Feb. 16 from 6-8 p.m. ProRehab welcomes and encourages employees of Energy West, their families and interested members of the general public to visit our facility. Instruction in cardio and strengthening activites will be available. Personal programs will be provided upon request. Our staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our services. We are here to aid you in reaching your wellness and fitness goals.

Veterans of Foreign Wars

A field service officer from the Veterans of Foreign Wars will be at the Price Workforce Service Center on Feb. 22 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.

New Beginnings

An Al-Anon meeting for families and friends of alcoholics will be held every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Ferron City Hall building, 15 South State, Ferron.

Walk the Walk

Walk the Walk is a competition to find Utah's most active teachers and adminstrators. Winners will be given $500 to use for healthy activites for their class or school, as well as a retreat for two at the new Zermatt Resort and Spa in Midway. Deadline is Feb. 23. Go to

Citizen's Day at the Legislature

Utah citizens can meet and have lunch with their State Senators and House Representatives at the 2007 Citizen's Day. This free conference, sponsored by Utah Issues: the Center for Eliminating Poverty will also present speakers on openness in state government, closed caususes, and controversial pending legislation issues. Register online at or just come Feb. 16, from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. For more information call Doug at 1-801-521-2035 ext.107.

Ten Star All Star Basketball Camp

Registration is now open for the Ten Star All Star basketball camp. Scholarships are available. For more information call 704-373-0873.

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. Dr. Jensen will be the vet.

Medical Help for Children

Utah families with children in need of medical services or medical equipment needs not fully covered by health insurance can apply to the United Health Care Children's Foundation for up to $5,000 in medical assistance grants online at

Bible Study

Bible studies are being conducted by the Seventh-day Adventists of Emery County on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m.-noon at the home of Robert and Elsie Law, 1065 East 300 North (Bench Road), Ferron. Everyone is welcome to come. For more information, call 384-2424 or 384-2447.

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 Associaation will be held Feb. 17 at 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. at the College of Easern 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 Class

A food handler's class will be held on Feb. 15 at 4 and 7 p.m. at the SEUDHD, 25 West Main in Castle Dale. For more information call 381-2252.

Book Break

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

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 question call the city hall 748-2651.

Emery Town Vaccination Clinic

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.

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


The Notre Dame Parish Relay for Life team of 2007, would like to help you brighten your honey's day or make a loved one smile. For a $20 donation, a member of their team will sing a love song for Valentines Day. Until Feb. 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.

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

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

Emery Town 2007 Dog Licenses

All dogs must be licensed by March 1. License tags are available at the town office Monday through Thursday. You must provide proof of current rabies vaccination and spay/neuter status when you purchase your dog license. $10 per dog late fee after March 1.

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 For more information call 381-2108.

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 or call 202-842-3600 ext. 233.

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

Utah Summer Games

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

Emergency Kits

Huntington Elementary is putting together Emergency Kits for each classroom and are in need of many items. In the event of an emergency theses 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 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.

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 Nominations are confidential.

Shuttle Service for Veterans

There are 150,000 veterans in Utah and many of them live in the southern parts of the state. For this reason the VA has sponsored a shuttle service to carry all veterans who cannot drive to the Salt Lake Medical Center for specialty treatment. Under the auspices of the Disabled American Veterans, a new 2005 Ford Freestar Minivan was purchased in 2005 through fund raising efforts in St. George. That van now has more than 120,000 miles logged and will need to be replaced in 2007. Since the service is offered to all veterans in Southern Utah, we are asking them for help in raising the funds necessary to purchase another…this time a 12 passenger since the demand has grown. The Dixie Chapter of the DAV is caretaker of the funds and has an account in Wells Fargo Bank to which donations may be made. All 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.

Snowball Express

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 or log on to

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

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.

TRUTH Campaign

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 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 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 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

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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