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Scrapbook and Card Class

A scrapbook and card class will be held Oct. 19 at the Castle Dale Senior Center from 5:30 p.m.-12 a.m. Features will be holiday layout; surprise Halloween craft; dream layout; mini album paper craft project; and flips, flaps, and folds cards. Class cost varies. Come check out our classes and projects for the upcoming month. Don't miss out. Call Tiffany with questions 384-2272.

Flu Shots

Southeastern Utah District Health Department will start giving flu shots Oct. 23 at the Castle Dale office. The vaccine will be offered 8:30-11:30 a.m. After Oct. 23 shots will be available Mondays from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and Monday-Wednesday 3:30-4:30 p.m. There are no priority groups. For more information call 381-2252.

Calling All Cute Babies

Is there a "Cute Baby" in your family? As Duckwall-ALCO Stores, Inc. marks the 21st year of its annual Cute Baby Contest, residents in communities near the company's local stores are encouraged to bring in photos of their children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews. Photos of all babies are posted on Mason Jars at all Duckwall-ALCO stores. Winners of the Cute Baby Contest are chosen by shoppers who cast their votes with dimes for their favorite cute baby. The jars with the most dimes as of Oct. 28 will be this year's winners To learn more about Duckwall-ALCO Stores, Inc. visit the Company's website, .

Spinal Care Classes

Spinal care classes are being offered free to the public by Dr. Ronald B. Sanders at Castle Chiropractic. These classes will help identify things that people do wrong that injure the spine. They will also discuss exercises and remedies to help alleviate back and spinal problems. This class lasts one half hour, from 4-4:30 p.m., and is given every Tuesday at Dr. Sander's office at 46 East Main Street, Castle Dale.

"October Awareness Program"

The Emery County Domestic Violence Coalition is sponsoring their ninth Annual "October Awareness Program" in conjunction with Domestic Violence Awareness Month on Oct. 24, at noon in the Old Court House, second floor, Castle Dale. This program and lunch are free to the public Guest speaker: Rita Mangum, LCSW. Rita is the Chief Program Officer at the Salt Lake City YWCA. She has extensive experience working with victims of domestic violence. Rita is an expert at identifying and treating stress and trauma. She will talk about the symptoms of stress and trauma and how it can affect us physically, emotionally, and mentally. Rita will offer strategies on how to cope with stress and trauma and how we can help others who are experiencing these adverse effects on our well being.

Emerald Dream Ball National Search

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month the Emerald Dream Team is pleased to announce a National Search for 12 women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and have a compelling story to tell. The women chosen will be whisked away, with a guest, to Las Vegas on Dec. 26, all expenses paid, for a week of absolute pampering and fun. Their week will end with a New Year's Eve Ball thrown in their honor which has been deemed the Emerald Dream Ball. The application process will run from Oct. 8 through Nov. 8. Those diagnosed are encouraged to visit to submit and application and for more information.

Staying Mobile With MS

The National MS Society Utah State Chapter presents "Getting There: Staying Mobile with MS" to the MS community of Price and its surrounding communities on Oct. 17 at 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn at 838 Westwood Boulevard in Price. Hope Jensen, Physical Therapist with Cottonwood Hospital will present and be available for a question and answer session. A video will also be shown to discuss different aspects of mobility with MS. The program is free and 30 minute individual appointments are available. Call 1-800-344-4867 to schedule a time and for more information.

Farm Bureau Essay Classes

The Emery County Farm Bureau announce the 2007 essay and creative story contest. The theme is Celebrating Agriculture. Entries should not exceed 1,000 words. Age groups are: K-2, grades 3-5, grades 6-8, grades 9-12, and adult. Stories and essays may be illustrated. Entries are due Oct. 31. Mail entries to Barbra Jones, Box 1234, Huntington, UT 84528. Prizes will be awarded on a county level and winners will advance to the state level.

Emery County Historical Society

The Museum of the San Rafael in conjunction with the Emery County Historical Society announce a reception in honor of Peter L. Goss, PhD., Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. at the Museum of the San Rafael. Peter L. Goss is an architectural historian and documentary photographer at the University of Utah. He has undertaken a rephotography project in which he tracked down a number of original houses and rephotographed them with today's occupant's standing before them. Some of those rephotographs are J. W. Seely and John Y. Jensen homes in Castle Dale and Bishop Oveson's home in Cleveland. These homes were first photographed by George Edward Anderson, one of Utah's most prolific late nineteenth and early twentieth century photographers. The exhibition will contain these as well as many other rephotographs. For more information please call Margaret at The Museum of the San Rafael 381-5252 or Joyce at 381-2510 or 749-0041.

Crafters and Entertainers Wanted

If you have products or items that you would like to sell, join us at Huntington Elementary on Nov. 24 for the Second Annual Holiday Shopping Expo. Call Lindsay at 687-2015 for booth and entertaining information.

Second Annual Holiday Shopping Expo

Come kick off the holiday shopping season on Nov. 24 at the Huntington Elementary from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Emery County Farm Bureau Annual Banquet and Business Meeting

The Annual Banquet and Business meeting will be held on Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Huntington Senior Center. New officers will be elected and a light dinner will be served. The banquet is free of charge and is free to the public.

Museum Amateur Photography Exhibition

The College of Eastern Utah Prehistoric Museum staff invites amateur photographers to participate in its photography exhibition being displayed from October to December on the second floor mezzanine. According to Christine Trease, submissions will be accepted the weeks of Oct. 8 -12 and Oct. 15-19 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the museum. No size limit has been set, but the gallery staff reserves the right to jury pieces at their discretion. After the photography exhibit concludes, submissions must be picked up Jan. 2-4, 2008 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. with no exceptions.

Food Handler's Class

A food handler's class will be held on Nov. 8 and Dec. 13 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the South Eastern Utah Health Department in Castle Dale. Call 381-2252 for more information.

Community Angel Tree

Do you need help with the upcoming holidays? Do you know of someone or a family in need? Applications being accepted through Nov. 30. Apply at the following locations: Workforce Services, Eastern Utah Community Credit Union, Early Head Start, Food Bank, United Way of Southeastern Utah. For more information call 435-637-8911.

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.

Share the Experience Photo Contest

The Utah Office of Tourism is encouraging amateur photographers with a love of Utah's public lands to help promote the state's beauty in a national contest. The contest is open to the public and accepting submissions until Dec. 31. A total of 14 photographs will be given awards for their excellence. The Grand Prize winning photograph will be printed on the 2009 Federal Recreation Lands Pass and the photographer will receive a new 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid. For more information about the Share the Experience Photo contest go to

Relay for Life Committee Members Wanted

The American Cancer Society is looking for motivated and enthusiastic volunteers who would be willing to serve on the organizing committee for the Emery County Relay for Life event to be held in June 2008. Our committee has the opportunity to attend a training summit Nov. 3 so please respond ASAP by calling Kristi at 653-2471/749-2533 or Deanna at 653-2410 749-2666 for more information.

Drug Rehab Resource

Problems with a drug or alcohol addiction in a loved one? Don't know whom to turn to for help? Contact Drug Rehab Resource for a free confidential consultation to find the help you need. Call today 1-866-649-1594 or find out more at

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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