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Nominate A History Hero

State History's Annual Awards recognize individuals and groups who have made a significant contribution to history, prehistory or historic preservation in the state of Utah. Nominations are due by April 6. Go to history.utah.gov or call Alycia Aldrich at 801-533-3556.

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.

Castle Country Playdays

The Castle Country playdays series will be held March 24 in Castle Dale; April 21, May 19, June 30, July 14, Aug. 11 and Sept. 15 in Huntington.Sign-ups will be from 8-8:45 a.m. and start time is 9 a.m. For more information contact Karl and Trisha Jensen at 653-2770 pr Anita Sitterud at 653-2782.

Art and Soup

A celebration of art and soup will be held in Salt Lake City on the second floor of the Wells Fargo building as a fund raiser for Community Nursing Services. Lunch is from 11 a.m.-2 p.m and dinner is from 5-9 p.m. For more information call 801-233-6100 or visit the website sss.cnsvna.org.

Annual Spring Clean Up

Meet at the Mayor's Park in Ferron March 24 at 9 a.m. Donuts and juice provided. Bring rakes, shovels, gloves and push brooms. Work in your neighborhood or help with a service project. Bring your family and friends. Meet your neighbors and have fun. Free garbage bags.

Emery County Babe Ruth Sign Ups

Babe Ruth sign-ups for ages 13-15 will be held March 21 at Castle Dale Recreation Center from 6-8 p.m. Cost - $65 per participant.

Free Packet Of Family Photos

Call the Extension office at: 381-2381. The packet includes a 16x20, 4-8x10's, 4-5x7's and 16 wallets. All you have to do is sell 10 certificates for $10. The certificate entitles the purchaser to a 16x20 family portrait.This is a fundraiser for the Emery County 4-H and your support is greatly appreciated. Photos will be back in time for Mother's Day.

Historical Society

The Emery County Historical Society's March general meeting will be on March 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Museum of the San Rafael. Dr. Allan Kent Powell with the Utah State Historical Society will be the guest speaker. His topic will be on Utah's Experience with German Prisoners of WWI and WWII. Christine Jensen will entertain with musical selections.

Easter Egg Hunt

The Cleveland and Elmo youth town councils will sponsor this years Easter Egg Hunt on March 31 at 12 noon. All preschool and elementary age children are invited to meet in front of the Cleveland Town Hall. Please don't be late, we start promptly at noon. For more information call the town hall at 653-2310 or Jamie at 653-2219.

Basketball Tournament

Emery High School Men and Women Alumni Basketball Tournament sponsored by Emery County Recreation will be on April 21 from 8 a.m.- 8 p.m. There is a $20 entry fee per person. Register as a team or individuals. Anyone who attended EHS from 1963 to present can play. Call Mark Justice's office at 687-2403 from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., ask for Cheryl.

All Star Cheerleading

Emery all star cheerleading competition team tryouts, April 27 and 30 at 4 p.m. Ages 9-18. Deposits are required. Regular classes for ages 3-11 start in September, no tryouts necessary. For more information call 687-2632.

Emery High Rodeo Team

The Emery High Rodeo team is preparing for their 2007 rodeo. It will be held April 20-21 at the Castle Dale arena. Sponsorships from local businesses help make this possible. To sponsor the rodeo call VaLynn Sitterud at 687-9019.

Know Before You Go

An ATV permit class will be held March 22 at the old Courthouse building beginning at 7 p.m. for ages 8-16 to be legal to drive on public lands. You must pre-register at the Emery County Recreation office at 75 South 400 East in Castle Dale by March 16. For more information contact Emery Recreation at 381-2108 or Mark Williams at 381-2493.

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.

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.

Emery County Republicans

The Emery County Republicans organizing convention will be held April 27 at 7 p.m. in the old courthouse room 207. Delegate registration will be from 6:15-6:55 p.m.

Engineering Program

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 is March 16. For more information go to www.engineering.usu.edu/estate or call Kathy Peacock at 435-797-2843.

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.

Hable para ser una sita ahora.

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.

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.

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 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.

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 www.stopaddiction.com.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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 mkerr@snowballexpress.org or log on to www.snowballexpress.org.

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.

Ballet Repertory Ensemble

The Ballet Repertory Ensemble will be holding the following performances at the Rio Theater in Helper at 7:30 p.m. 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 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.

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