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Cowboy Poetry Night

Presented by Emery County Historical Society and Castle Valley Ranch on Aug. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at Castle Valley Outdoors on Emery's Muddy Creek. Cowboy Poetry by local cowboy poets. Music by Shawn Tomsich and Al Shakspeare and Dr Otto Dickman. Dutch oven cobbler and ice cream.To arrive at Castle Valley Outdoors, leave from the South side of Ferron, mile post #25. Travel south on Hwy 10. Proceed south past the Moore exit, over the new Muddy Creek Bridge. Turn left on the next road at the gate with the sign "Castle Valley Outdoors". Do not leave the gate open. Travel one mile east to a parking lot. We recommend that everyone bring a folding chair and a coat. Come and enjoy an evening of entertainment with us. Yearly dues are only $5 and help to sponsor these events. For more information, call Joyce 381-2510 or 749-0041.

Family Night

A free family night will be held on Sept. 12 from 5:30- 8:30 p.m. at Emery High School. Session for parents will be: what not to do when parenting teens, taking stress out of discipline, drug and alcohol identification, internet safety and homework help for parents. Sessions for youth will be dating 101, math fun and games, substance prevention and how to get what you want: manipulating parents. Daycare will be provided. There will be booths, activities and dinner.

Hope In The Park

Hope in the Park benefit concert for our miners will be held on Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Huntington Main Street park. Live entertainment and concessions will be sold. All proceeds go to the families of the miners. Pass the hope and come join in the support for the six.

Elmo Showdeo

Elmo Horse-N-Buggy Days Showdeo will be held Aug. 17 at Reeds Arena. Sign ups begin at 4 p.m. and events begin at 5 p.m. There will be concessions. Events are: stick horse barrels; lead line; speed barrels; candy race; poles; money goat; key hole; chicken chase; clover leaf barrels; and hide race. For more information contact Marvin or Nita Thayn at 653-2674.

Trapped Miners Families

A special fund has been set up which goes directly to the families of the trapped miners. To make a donation, call Huntington City Hall at 687-2436 or take that donation to City Hall. No donation is too small.

Emery High Tennis

All girls ninth-12th grade are encouraged to come play tennis. No experience needed, just a desire to play. All you need is a racquet and shoes. Come to the high school at 7 a.m. beginning Aug. 14.

Country Jam in Huntington

Country Jam will be held in Huntington on Aug. 17 at the Huntington City Park on Main Street beginning at 6 p.m. Bands from all over Emery and Carbon counties will perform. Food and drink will be available, admission is 25 cents. Come and have fun. Sponsored by the Huntington Lions Club.

Little Miss Peach Blossom

The Ferron Little Miss Peach Blossom will be held Aug. 30 at 6 p.m. at the Emery High School auditorium.

New organization needs volunteer

A volunteer is needed to find grant money, fill out applications, and do public relations work to fund the Emery Scholarship Fund. For more information contact Tyler Jeffs at 381-2333.

Seeking Help

At Narconon Arrowhead we specialize in drug and alcohol addiction treatment. If you or someone you love is suffering from addiction, our counselors are ready to help you by call 800-468-6933 or go to They offer free counseling, assessments and referrals to centers nationwide.


Play Millsite for the front nine, ride your ATV to Green River, and play Green River for the back nine. This event will take place over three days with camping in the state parks adjacent to the golf courses. Vehicles will be transported by the Emery County Sheriff's Posse. For more information call Eugene at 1-435-564-8882, Dan at 1-435-687-2491, or Drew at 1-435-381-2119.

Peach Days at Emery County Care and Rehab

Raffle tickets will be available to benefit Emery County Care and Rehab. Items to be raffled are: 270 Winchester Ruger M77 rifle; two vacations for two adults and three children to 28 different locations; quilts; BBQ and utensils; ATV storage cover; and more. There will also be a baked sale, food and entertainment at the center. Festivities begin at 10 a.m. Will accept bake sale donations. For more information contact 384-2301.

Aircraft Carrier Nimitz

The Nuclear Attack Aircraft Carrier USS NIMITZ is currently deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. More than 40,000 of our citizens have served in The Great Ship Nimitz over the past 32 years. She will serve our country for at least 18 more years for a total of 50. We are trying to locate as many former Shipmates as possible."The USS Nimitz (CVN-68), Association is searching for Shipmates (Ship's Company, Staff, Squadrons and Detachments) who served on board the Nuclear Attack Aircraft Carrier for a ship's reunion in Nashville, Tenn., June 19-22, 2008. For more information contact Joe Brunner at, or (619) 466-2132 or log onto for membership.

Dinner and Western Show

The Bar G Wranglers will perform at the 777 ranch in Ferron on Aug. 17-18. A chuckwagon dinner is at 6 p.m. with the show beginning at 7 p.m. Costs are $20 a person for ages 10 and up and ages 3-9 are $10.

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.

Food Handler's Class

Food Handler's classes will be available on 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 Sept. 25 at 9 a.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

AA Meetings

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.

Castle Country Playdays

The Castle Country playdays series will be held 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.

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

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.

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.

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