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Vendors and Crafters

Call the Emery Town Office at 286-2417 to reserve your booth space for July 21. Sell your wares, food and crafts at Emery Town's Pioneer Day celebration.

Aglow International

Aglow International welcomes you to an evening of fellowship on June 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the housing authority community room, 255 South 1600 East, Price. For more information call Margi at 637-4408 or Tammy at 472-8344.

Farm Service Agency Nominations

Nominations for candidates to run for county committee elections representing all producers in 1.AA #1 will be accepted from June 15-Aug. 1 FSA-669A, nomination form must be filled out and returned the the FSA office before Aug. 1.

Stockshow Entries Due

Entries for the Southeastern Utah Junior Livestock Show are due in the USU Extension Office no later than Monday, June 11. For entry forms or more information, contact the Extension Office at 381-2381.

Young Single Adults

YSA will have a bike ride and breakfast at the Panel on June 16. Take the Castle Dale turnoff SR-10 to the desert and meet at White Rocks at 7 a.m. Breakfast will await at the Buckhorn Panel. Helmets are a must. Bring your friends. The ride is mostly downhill. More activities are coming throughout the summer.

Rocky Mountain School of Baseball Summer Camps

The Rocky Mountain school of Baseball will hold its annual summer camps at BYU's Miller Field on June 11-12 and 13-14 for ages 7-18. Groups will be divided into ages and will emphasize hitting and defense. For more information call 1-877-272-0862 or visit

Emery County 4-H Summer Activities

Any youth that is 8 years old or older and completed third grade may enroll in these 4-H Summer Activities. Adults please volunteer to help with these activities. bicycle rodeo, babysitting camp, quilt camp, cooking in the park, fly tying and mini fishing kit, mini society, 4-h day camp, cake decorating, robotics, arts and crafts, ceramics, tie dyed T-shirts.

Emery County Fair Theme: New Adventures Await.

Entries are due July 31. Entries are accepted at the exhibit building at the fair grounds. Food, fruits and vegetable entries will be due Aug. 1, no later than 10 a.m. Enter your projects from this past year. For junior high camps, registrations will be accepted beginning May 29. If you would like to participate in any or all of the activities but are unable to afford these camps, some scholarships are available. Contact Christine Jensen for further information. The Utah State University Extension Office is open each day, Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the phone number is 381-2381.

Scrapbook and Card Classes

Scrapbook and card classes will be held June 15 at the Castle Dale senior center from 5:30 p.m.-midnight. Oh Baby scrapbook class $10. All occasion card class $12. Families are Forever in frame $20. For more information call Tiffany @ 435-384-2272

Emery Spartan Basketball Camp

Emery Spartan Basketball Camp will be held June 6-8 from 8-11 a.m. at the Spartan Center for grades fourth-12th. For more information call Todd at 749-5425. Price is $35 per camper. This is a fund raiser for the San Diego trip.

Emery County Community Foundation

Are you interested in creating a living legacy for your community? You are welcome to attend the reorganizing meeting for the Emery County Community Foundation on June 12 at the Crystal House, 25 North Center Street in Castle Dale. For further informatiom call Bonnie at 748-5741.

Junior Golf Program

Emery County Recreation will sponsor a junior golf program for youth ages 8-17. It will be on June 11, 18, 25 and July 2 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at Millsite Golf course. A coupon will be given at the time of registration which will be June 6 at the Emery Recreation office at 75 South 400 East Castle Dale. A registration form can be downloaded at For more information call 381-2108.

River Rats Camp

Canyonlands Field Institute is offering a River Rats Camp for teens age 13-18 on Aug. 5-11. The campers will run the river from Loma, Colo. through Westwater during this hands-on workshop. For more information visit or call 435-259-7750. Partial scholarships are available.

Spring for the Children Ride

The Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) is hosting their second annual Spring for the Children ride to benefit child advocacy on June 23. If you are interested in riding, meet at 9 a.m. at Kokopelli's in Price.

Green River Golf Course

Beginning June 17, Green River Golf Course will offer all day golf, with cart, for $20 per person. For more information call 435-564-8882.

Comments Requested on Lake Fuels Project

The US Forest Service is requesting comments and suggestions related to the Lake fuels project. They must be submitted to the Forest Service by June 20. Send comments to Manti-LaSal National Forest, Price/Ferron Ranger District, P.O. Box 310, Ferron, UT 84523. Personal information such as name and contact information must accompany your comments.

Relay for Life

Emery County Relay for Life team meetings will be held June 7 and June 21 at 7 p.m. at the Castle Dale Senior Citizens center. Questions or have a team that would like to participate? Call Deanna Hansen at 653-2410 or 749-2666.

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. Most juniors qualify. For more information contact Jerilyn Spears, pageant director at 381-5667 or 381-2239 or the Emery County Progress at 381-2431. Competition includes talent, interview, swimwear, on-stage question and evening gown.Scholarships for the winners are queen, $1,200, first attendant, $700, second attendant, $500.

Cade Jones Benefit

A benefit will be held for Cade Jones on June 7 at 5 p.m. at Canyon View Junior High. Dinner, bazaar, bake sale, auction, and raffle. Donations can be made at UP&L Credit Union in his name. Donations to the bake sale or auction can be taken to the school on the day of the benefit.

Emery Town Pioneer Day

Call the Emery Town Office at 286-2417 to reserve your booth space for July 21. Sell your wares, food and crafts at Emery Town's Pioneer Day celebration.

Miss Castle Dale Pageant

Castle Dale City is looking for girls ages 4-21 to be contestants in the Miss Castle Dale Pageant. Contestants must live in Castle Dale. Each contestant will be judged on appearance, talent and interview. Winners will receive cash prizes, crowns and a bouquet. The pageant will be held June 22 and the registration deadline is June 4. The pageant will be held at Emery High auditiorium. For more information call Jeanette at 381-5558. Winners will be expected to participate in parades and city celebrations.

Cottonwood Canal Company Summer Hours

Make note of the summer hours for the Cottonwood Canal Company. The hours are: Thursday from 3-6 p.m., and Friday from 9 a.m.-noon. For more information call Stan at 381-2073.

Photographs for the County Fair

The display theme this year will be "Fences", that are old, new, leaning, upright, toppled, prosperous, funtional, any that tell a story in a glance. Contact Stan for further information at 381-2466.

Former Miss Emery County

The Emery Pageant committee is putting together a list of all the young ladies who have served as Miss Emery. If you are, or you know a former Miss Emery, contact Jarilyn at 381-5667 or 749-1983. The need if for contact information and photos.

June at John Wesley Powell Museum

The Fourth Annual Canyon River Runners Art Show will be held during June. On the June 30 the Museum is hosting Shirley Venus Day from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. There will be a silent auction, a painting presentation, and the Nine Mile Players will play until 2 p.m. in Shirley's honor. Many artists will be working along the river from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. If you have any questions you can call the John Wesley Powell River History Museum at (435) 564-3427.

Cheerleading Clinic

A cheerleading clinic will be held on June 5-7 from 9-11 a.m. for ages 3-12. The cost is $25 and $20 for an additional child which includes a T-shirt. Call to register by June 4 at 687-2632 or 749-1582.

Grants for Sustaining Agriculture

Applications are now avalilable 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, by calling 435-797-2257, or by emailing

Host Families

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. 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 love 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 aren'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.

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.

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 return to the owners. For more information go to

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

Food Handler's Classes

Food handler's class will be taught June 21 at 4 and 7 p.m. at the SEUDHD office, 25 West Main in Castle Dale. For more information call 381-2252, and in Price on June 20 at 9 a.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the District Health Department at 28 South 100 East.

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

Host Families

Foreign high school students are scheduled to arrive soon for academic semester and year home-stay programs, and the sponsoring organization needs a few more local host families. If you are interested call 1-866-546-1402.

Castle Valley Pageant

It'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.

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 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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