This grant is to provide funds for communities to meet one of the four criteria for Tree City USA, which is to proclaim and observe Arbor Day. Applications are due March 16. Go to www.ffsl.utah.gov/grants.php
The March general Emery County Historical Society meeting will be held on March 22 at the Musuem of the San Rafael at 6:30 p.m. Guest speaker is Kent Powell.
The third annual baseball camp will be held March 23-24 at the Huntington Complex from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. The cost for the camp is $65 for two days or $35 for one day. If you would like your child to have some one on one time with an instructor, the cost is $25 for a half hour. Boys and girls age 8 and up are encouraged to attend. Lunch is provided. Contact Shaun or Kris Bell at 748-2906.
Dallyn Vail Bayles
Dallyn Vail Bayles, an experienced actor, soloist, and recording artist is releasing his album, Prayer, concert on March 10 at the Green River High School Auditorium, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $3 at door.
Utah State Parks and Recreation offers Know Before You Go classes on March 22. Students must pre-register for this class, and will be notified of the time and location of the course at that time. To pre-register or for more information call 1-800-648-7433.
Chili Cook Off
The first annual chili cook off will be held on March 24 at 2 p.m. $5 for all you can eat until it's gone. All proceeds help local veterans and their families. For more information or to enter call 435-637-7424.
Cal Ripken Baseball Sign ups
The Emery County Cal Ripken Baseball sign ups for ages 7-12 will be held March 14-15 from 6-8 p.m. You can go to the following places in your town to sign up; Elmo-city hall; Cleveland- city hall; Huntington- old city hall; Castle Dale- rec center; Orangeville- Cottonwood Elementary; Ferron- city hall; and Emery- city hall. At large sign up in Castle Dale at the rec center. The cost is $35 for major and minor teams (ages 9-12) and $25 for rookie teams (machine pitch, age 7-8).
Seniors and Disabled Struggling with Debt
The DCSD legal service is designed to help seniors and disabled people who cannot afford to hire an attorney to file for bankruptcy, but need legal representation to get collectors to stop harassing them, Call 1-800-992-3275 Ext. 1304 with any questions.
The College of Eastern Utah will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the college on March 24. All friends and alumni of the college are welcomed to make a reservation to attend . Call 613-5256 by March 16. Tickets are $30 per person.
Northern Utah Women's Conference
The Northern Utah Women's Conference "Woman to Woman...Each one, Teach one" will be held on March 10 at the Marriott Hotel-Ogden, 247 24th Street, Ogden from 8:30 a.m.- 2:15 p.m. Please register early. For more information call Sylvia LeMons-Liddle at 801-773-4557 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
High school students can register by March 9 for the next national ACT test date on April 14. Students who miss the March 9 deadline can do a late registration for an additional fee by March 23. Students can register online at www.actstudnets.org or they can get registration materials from high school counselors.
The Utah State University annual Engineering State program will be held on June 11-14. For all high school students entering their junior or senior year who have a strong interest in math, science, technology or aviation and display citizenship excellence on their scholastic record. Application deadline in March 16. For more information go to www.engineering.usu.edu/estate or call Kathy Peacock at 435-797-2843.
Ferron Stake Merit Badge Pow-Wow
Ferron Stake's merit badge pow-wow will be held March 8, 15, and 22 beginning at 6 p.m. at the red church on the hill, 200 North State Street. For more information contact Valerie at 384-2592.
The EMT basic class will start on March 6 at the Castle Dale Elementary, from 5-10 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays through May 10. The class will include two Saturdays during that period. Contact Sgt. Martin Wilson at 381-2404 to sign-up.
Miss Emery Pageant
The Miss Emery scholarship pageant will be held on July 14 at 7 p.m. Contestants must be 17 years of age by Sept. 1 to be in the pageant. Most juniors qualify. Anyone wishing to sign-up to compete in this scholarship pageant are encouraged to contact Jerilyn Spears, pageant director at 381-5667 or 381-2239 or call the Emery County Progress at 381-2431. Competition includes talent, interview, swimwear, on-stage question and evening gown.Scholarships for the pageant winner are queen, $1,200, first attendant, $700, second attendant, $500.
Emery County 4-H Family Photos
March 23,24,25, Emery County Courthouse, Court Room B, 75 Main Street, Castle Dale, Utah 84513. $10 for 16X20, (other sizes will be available). This is a 4-H fundraiser. Support 4-H. Call the extension office at: 381-2381. Call for an appointment today.
Emery County 4-H Retratos de Famila
23,24,25 of March, Emery County Courthouse, Cuarto B, 75 Main Street, Castle Dale, Utah 84513. $10.00 for 16X20, (Otras takas sevan desponibles). Estas es una munera para ayudar a el grupo de 4-H. Hable a la officina: 381-2381.
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Scout Expo 2007
March 10, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Bring the family out for a fun day at the Recreation Center in Castle Dale.
EHS Cheerleaders Spring Show
The Emery High School Cheerleaders Spring Show will be held on March 6 at 7 p.m. at the Spartan Center. There will be a $2 admission charge.
Veterans of Foreign Wars
A field service officer from the Veterans of Foreign Wars will be at the Price Workforce Service Center on March 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.
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.
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.
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 HealthCare Children's Foundation for up to $5,000 in medical assistance grants online at www.uhccf.org
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.
NW Services is seeking caring families to host high school students. Call 1-866-846-3977.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 anotherâ¦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.