The Stake Relief Society Presidency appreciate all those who donated blood at the Huntington Stake Center , Red Cross Drive on May 31. Fifty-four pints of productive blood can be used for patients.
Join us for breakfast, a parade, entertainment, games, fun, prizes, dinner and fireworks on July 21. There is still available space for vendors. Call the Emery town office at 286-2417 to make arrangements to sell your crafts, wares and food.
Family, Fun and Fireworks
Family, Fun and Fireworks will be held on July 4 at the Carbon County Fairgrounds. Free food will be served from 6:30-8:30 p.m. to children 12 and under. Crafts for kids, pinewood derby and Tyrone Bonner will DJ until the fireworks begin.
The Junior Livestock rabbit show will be held on July 12 at 5 p.m. at the Ferron Rodeo grounds. Bring all breeds of pet rabbits.
Defensive Driving Class
The Utah Safety Council is offering a four hour defensive driving course on July 14 at the Castleview Hospital classroom from 8 a.m.-Noon. For more information call 1-800-933-5943 or visit www.utahsafetycouncil.org.
A 12 step meeting will be held every Tuesday at 8 p.m. at 195 West 4100 North, Spring Glen, in the New Life Ministry Church. For more information contact 435-472-0547.
Women in the Outdoors
The Flockers of Carbon and Emery counties welcome all ladies 14 years old and up to the second annual Women in the Outdoors event on July 20-21 at the Little Bear Campground. Workshops will include trap shooting, mountain manning, wilderness survival/first aid, archery, fishing, rubber ducky race, crafts and more. The participation fee is $60 which includes; one year National Wild Turkey Federation membership, "Women in the Outdoors" quarterly magazine subscription; workshops on Saturday, four meals and tent/camper space. For more information call Brandi at 687-9712; Michelle at 653-2552, Suzy at 748-5372 or Dondra at 613-5243.
Heritage Days Parade
The Heritage Days Parade will be held on July 4. Childrens parade will be at 9:30 a.m., line up at city park and Center Street. The main and horse parade will be at 10 a.m., line up at 8:30 a.m. at 200 South Main for the main parade and at 300 South next to motel for the horse parade. Cash awards for the best float entries. For more information call Tory at 687-9458 or Rose at 687-9060.
Castle Country Playdays
The Castle Country playdays series will be held 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.
Farm Service Agency Nominations
Nominations for candidates to run for county committee election 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 to the FSA office before Aug. 1.
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. If you have questions regarding what is an acceptable fair entry, contact the 4-H office. The guidelines will soon be on the website as well. These activities, dates and times are subject to change. 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.
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 Jarilyn 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.
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, functional, 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
ASSE is seeking local families to host high school boys and girls from diverse countries around the world. Call 1-800-733-2773.
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 or 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 www.geology.utah.gov.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 www.wheelchairfoundation.org/utah
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.