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Orangeville Celebration

Orangeville City's celebration schedule- kids parade at 9 a.m.; parade at 9:30 a.m.; food and games after parade; water games from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.; lamb fry at 5:30 p.m. and catch the pig at 6:30 p.m.

Emery Celebration

Emery Town celebration schedule- breakfast from 7-9 a.m.; Apache helicopter at 7:30 a.m.; parade at 10 a.m.; program, food, games for all ages and baseball games after the parade; dinner at 6 p.m.; square dancing at 8 p.m. and fireworks at dusk.

Jennifer O'Neil Benefit

Mikiala and Jerra O'Neil and the employees of Smith's are selling raffle tickets for a dollar to help cover the cost of their mother, Jennifer's medical expenses. She has been diagnosed with a rare disease called SUSAC syndrome. Raffle tickets may be purchased at Smith's, Oliveto's or contact Karen Sanderson at 435-637-0974.

Habitat for Humanity Silent Auction

Habitat for Humanity of Castle Country is having a silent auction for a donated "panel saw". Make your bid at the HFHofCC booth at International Days or the Aug. 1, at the Emery County Yard Sale booth, or mail your bid to PO Box 724, Price UT 84501. For details about the saw, call Gordon at 435-637-2988. All proceeds and donations at this time go to complete the wheel-chair accessible house in Castle Dale for Rebecca and family. To apply for a future home or volunteer your talent call 435-637-9701.

Castle Dale City Summer Celebration

Will be held on July 21 at the Castle Dale rodeo grounds. Games, relay races, geeser golf, mechanical calf roping, inflatable games and more will run from 3-5 p.m. Barbecue for a buck from 5-7. Kids rodeo from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Fireworks at dusk. To ensure your child is able to participate in the rodeo, pre-register at the Castle Dale City Hall. Sign up time is from 3-4 p.m. on July 21 at the rodeo grounds.

Castle Valley Lamb Fry

Castle Valley Lamb Fry will be held on Aug. 2-4 and Aug. 7-11 from 5-8 p.m. at the Emery County Fairgrounds. For more information call 381-2108.

Life Line Pregnancy Center

Life Choices and Sexuality an abstinence based sex education class for teens will be held on July 23-27 at the Notre Dame Church basement at 2 p.m. Target ages are 13-14 year olds but younger and older youth are also welcome along will parents. Please call the life line hotline to preregister at 636-0700.

San Rafael Junior High

School registration for San Rafael Junior High parents and students will be held on July 31 to 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Information packets will be mailed prior to the registration.

All-star Cheerleading

Emery All-star Cheerleading has six openings on their elite competition team, ages 9-18 years old. If you are interested or for more information call Becky at 687-2632.

Marketing Seminar

A marketing seminar to improve your business will be held upstairs at the Castle Dale Courthouse. It is a four series course on Aug. 1, 15, 29 and Sept. 12 from 6-8 p.m. Registration is $25 per person. To register or for more information contact Delia Paletta at 637-5032 ext. 408.

Food Handler's Class

Food Handler's classes will be available on July 19, Aug. 23 and Sept. 13 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Health Department, 25 West Main in Castle Dale. For more information call 381-2252. Price classes will be held on July 18, Aug. 29 and Sept. 25 at 9 a.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

County Fair Open Class Exhibits

Exhibits will be accepted on July 31 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Baked items, fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers will be accepted on Aug. 1 from 8:30-10 a.m. Exhibits will be open for public viewing on Aug. 2 and Aug. 3 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Aug. 4 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. For more information, contact Michelle Scovill at 748-2393 or the Emery Recreation Department at 381-2108.

Emery High Football

Emery High football will begin July 30 at 5 p.m. at Emery High. All interested students should be there ready to play.

Castle Country Playdays

The Castle Country playdays series will be held 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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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