The San Rafael Swell Mountain Bike Festival will be held May 18-20. They will provide an event T-shirt, a spaghetti dinner on Friday, a pancake breakfast and Dutch oven dinner on Saturday and a continental breakfast on Sunday. A prize drawing will be held on Friday but you must be present to win. Helmets are a must. To see a schedule, more information and discounts on motels go to biketheswell.org.
CEU Prehistoric Museum Events
May 10 at 7 p.m. The Buffalo Soldiers in Utah by Dr. Ronald Coleman. The cost is free. May 12 from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Family Activity Day. They will have face painting, rock art wall, clay pottery and figurines and more. The cost is free. May 17-20 at the John Wesley Powell Museum in Green River. Utah Friends of Paleontology State Convention with speaker Robert Bakker. Contact Cliff Green at 435-613-0887 for more information on registation. The cost is $25.
The Division of Wildlife Resources will sponsor a water bird viewing event on May 5 at Desert Lake from 8 a.m.-noon. Desert Lake is located east of the town of Elmo. Take State Highway 10 to the Elmo turn-off (State Route 155). Travel to Elmo. On Main Street, travel east out of town until you see a sign for the Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry. Follow the sign. In less than a mile, you will arrive at Desert Lake. Signs will direct you to the viewing locations.
Ferron Yard Sale and Plant Exchange
The City of Ferron is having a community wide yard sale and plant exchange. ItÃ¢â¬â¢s on May 19, at MayorÃ¢â¬â¢s Park, from 8 a.m. -1 p.m. Lots of good items andcrafts. The cost to be a seller is free but you must register with City Hall at 384-2350. If you have extra plants, seeds or flowers (after you thin your garden) bring them to the park to share with others. The plants and flowers are free.
Open House for Suitablility Study
The US Forest Service and the State of Utah will host an open house to inform the public of a suitability study for wild and scenic river segments on Huntington Creek and the Left Hand Fork of Huntington Creek. The open house will be at the Museum of the old Courthouse in Castle Dale on May 9 from 4-8 p.m.
Grants for Sustaining Agriculture
Applications are now available for more than $2 million in grants focusing on research and education to sustain agriculture in the West. Applications can be obtained from the Western SARE Web site http://wsare.usu.edu, by calling 435-797-2257, or by emailing email@example.com.
MenÃ¢â¬â¢s and WomenÃ¢â¬â¢s Slow Pitch Softball
Emery County Recreation is currently registering teams for womenÃ¢â¬â¢s slow pitch softball and menÃ¢â¬â¢s slow pitch softball. MenÃ¢â¬â¢s league will be a metal bat league. All forms must be returned to the recreation office no later than May 18. Full registration fee must accompany the form. Forms may be picked up at the recreation office located at 75 South 400 East, Castle Dale, or can be downloaded from the Web site www.emerycounty.com/rec. For more information call the recreation office at 381-2108.
High School Senior Photos
Attention all Emery High seniors. There are several seniors who we do not have photos for. These will be used on the senior page to be published May 22. Photos we need are: Nicholas Kinsey, Jessie Shelton, Jason Brown and Josh Behunin. Call the Emery County Progress at 381-2431 or email the photo to firstname.lastname@example.org or bring the photo to 410 East Main in Castle Dale.
ECHS Alumni Basketball Tournament
The Emery County High School alumni basketball tournament will be held May 5 at 2 p.m. in the old gym. Money raised will be donated to the EHS athletic department. Anyone who has ever lived in Emery County is eligible to play. For more information contact Mark Justice at 435-687-2403. Sponsored by Emery County Recreation and Carbon Emery Insurance.
Millsite Ladies Golf Association Opening Social
The Millisite Ladies Golf Association will host their opening social on May 8 at Millsite Restaurant at 6:30 p.m. A light dinner will be served. League play will begin May 15. RSVP to Maude at 384-2342, Janice at 384-2325 or Jolene at 286-2395. Also note, on May 5 is a free ladies day at Millsite. All ladies are welcome.
Trek To The Buckhorn
The Emery County Historical Society is having a trek to the Buckhorn on May 5 at 10 a.m. Meet at the corrals east of Castle Dale. Bring a potluck dish, your own drinks, chair, bug spray, camera, and jacket. Hot dogs will be furnished. Touring cars will be appropriate. Tour guides will be Bert Oman and Mervin Miles. Come visit many pictograph sites and awesome views. We will leave no later than 10 a.m. If you need to catch up or need information call Joyce at 749-0041.
Annual Yard Sale at Desert Edge Christian Chapel
May 4 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and May 5 from 9 a.m -2 p.m. Lots of everything. Desert Edge Christian Chapel, 500 South Main Street, Huntington. Good bargains of all kinds. If you would like to donate items, take them to DECC on Thursday from 2-6 p.m. Tax donations receipts given upon request.
Scofield State Park Hosts Fishing Tournament
Huntington - Scofield State Park staff will host a fishing tournament May 12 from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Registration begins May 2 at 8 a.m. by phone or in person and is limited to 49 participants. Any no-shows will be filled after 7:30 a.m. on a first come, first served basis tournament day. Only one fish per participant will be entered and possession limit is eight. Please follow all rules of the fishing proclamation. For more tournament information or to register, call (435) 687-2491.
Open house on May 17 at 2 p.m. for the student built home for Emery High.
The Intermountain Volleyball Association Tournament will be held at our local state parks. On May 19 at the Green River State Park and June 2 at the Huntington State Park. Teams can register at www.imvolleyball.com
ASSE is seeking local families to host high school boys and girls from diverse countries around the world. Call 1-800-733-2773.
Book signing Rock Show at CEU
First Annual Castle Country Rock, Fossil and Mineral Show will be held at the College of Eastern Utah student center on June 8 from 12- 7 p.m. and June 9 from 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. Rocks, fossils, minerals, jewelry, stone etchings, metal detectors, equipment, demonstrations, displays, and more. Door prizes. Free admission. Come and enjoy our show and join our club.
Soldiers Addresses Needed
American Legion Auxiliary #42 of Ferron is looking for addresses from people of Emery County that have loved ones proudly serving our country in a war zone such as Iraq and Afghanistan. We have a program started three years ago called Operation Home Support which we send packages to soldiers, but we need help from Emery County residents with the names and addresses of your loved ones that are serving. They need a package from Operation Home Support to let them know they arenÃ¢â¬â¢t forgotten and that we care and support them. Contact us if you have a family member serving: Jan Hess at 384-2753 or Dixie Swasey at 384-3172. Leave a message and we will return your call.
Bookcliff Muzzleloader club annual Spring Shoot at Buckhorn Draw will be held on May 4-6. A team shoot will start on May 4 at 6:30 p.m. On Saturday the aggregate black powder shoot which includes paper targets and a silhouette walk will begin at 9:30 a.m. Registration will be Friday night and Saturday morning beginning at 7:30 a.m. There will be a tomahawk throw, mountain man run and flintlock shoot after the aggregate. Sunday morning will be a pistol shoot and blackpowder shot gun shoot. For more information call Doc at 637-2923.
Host Families Needed
Open your heart and home to an international exchange student. P.I.E. urgently needs host families and area representatives. Call 1-800-828-9001.
Heritage Days Rodeo Queen Contest
Huntington Heritage Days Rodeo Queen Contest is open to Emery and Carbon counties. It will be held on May 5 at 9 a.m., registration at 8:30 a.m. at the Huntington Rodeo Arena. For information on registration contact Beth at 687-2752 or Tina at 653-2391.
Old Mine Maps
The Utah Geological Survey is looking for old abandoned coal mine maps. The maps will only be borrowed for a digital image and then will be returned to the owners. For more information go to www.geology.utah.gov.
Retreat for Girls
Retreat for Girls is for girls LDS girls ages 12-15, 11 year olds can come upon request. The program is held at Utah State University on June 25-29. The girls have the opportunity to listen to wonderful speakers, do service projects, crafts and many activities with their group. For more information go to www.retreatforgirls.com.
Food HandlerÃ¢â¬â¢s Classes
Food handlerÃ¢â¬â¢s classes will be taught on May 17 and June 21 at 4 and 7 p.m. at the SEUDHD office, 25 West Main in Castle Dale. For more information call 381-2252. Classes will also be held in Green River on May 15 at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the Green River City Hall; and in Price on May 16 and June 20 at 9 a.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the District Health Department at 28 South 100 East.
Cleveland Fire Department Car Washes
Cleveland Fire Department will hold a fund raising car wash on May 12 at 10 a.m. Come and show your support to the Fire Department members for all their hard work and hours that go into being a volunteer fireman.
Miss Cleveland Pageant
All Cleveland girls ages 4-21 are encouraged to participate in this yearÃ¢â¬â¢s pageant. The pageant will be held on June 2 at the Cleveland Town Hall. Any questions call Jenny Parkins at 653-2811 or town hall at 653-2310.
Emery County Gun Club
New, youth ages 10-18 and all women shoot at reduced price from 5-7 p.m. Everyone is welcome from 7 p.m. on. New, A and B class for all games, provides everyone with an equal chance to win. Next shoot is May 12.
Emery Junior Miss Pageant
The Emery Junior Miss Pageant will be held June 2 at 5 p.m. at Huntington Elementary. Ages 5-8. Winner will accompany Miss Emery, Kristine Johansen, to the Miss Utah competition June 26-30 in Salt Lake City at Capitol Theater. Participants will be judged on two minute talent, a poem entitled Why is Emery County a Great Place to Live, Work and Play which they have written, and an on stage question. $40 registration fee. For more information, contact Jerilyn at 381-5667 or 381-2239, or the Emery County Progress at 381-2431. This pageant is a fundraiser to help Miss Emery with expenses related to Miss Utah. The Little Miss will receive a dress, attend a tea, crown and tickets for the Miss Utah pageant.
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.
Castle Valley Pageant
ItÃ¢â¬â¢s time to sign up for the Castle Valley Pageant to be held on Aug. 2-4 and 7-11. Families are encouraged to sign up together. Priority may be given when parents are participating. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. To receive an application form contact Ronald Sanders at 381-5404.
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 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 or Anita Sitterud at 653-2782.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity of Castle Country (Emery and Carbon counties) meets the second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Carbon County Courthouse small conference room. This meeting is open to the public. To put in an application or get more information about HFH call our new office 435-637-9701, Monday-Saturday or stop in All Scrapped Up, 170 South 700 East, Price. Looking for three people from Emery County to fill board positions for 2007. Donations toward the present wheel-chair accessible house being completed for a family of five in Valley View Subdivision, Castle Dale. This family has worked right along side volunteers for more than three years now. can be sent to HFHofCC, POBox 724, Price, UT 84501. A Helping-Hand-Up, Not a Hand-Out. Your donation, large or small, will make this possible in 2007.
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.
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.
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 ChildrenÃ¢â¬â¢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.
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.
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.