Sterling Scholar Coat Drive
The Emery High Sterling Scholars are going to conduct a coat drive in conjunction with the Les Schwab program. Jackets and coats can be dropped off at the Emery High office anytime during school hours. They will also accept coat donations at the Christmas Extravaganza on Dec. 1 beginning at 10 a.m.
Green River Community Resource and Benefit Fair
This fair will be held on Dec. 4 from 3-7 p.m. at Green River High School. Booths sponsors will be on hand to answer questions. These booths are by local job, rehabilitation, training, etc. services. Many military booths will be available also.
Annual Economic Development Planning Meeting
Annual Economic Development Planning meeting will be held Nov. 28 at the County Building at 6 p.m. Dinner served and everyone welcome.
Christmas Pottery Sale
The College of Eastern Utah's Christmas pottery sale will be held in the student center Nov. 29-30 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. The student center is located at 300 East 500 North in Price.
Tryouts for the Sound of Music
Emery High School and the Emery County Community Theatre are joining together to present the Sound of Music in 2008. Tryouts will be held in the Emery High chorus room on Nov. 27-28 at 7 p.m. Come prepared to sing a one minute song.
Ferron Elementary Book Fair
Ferron Elementary will hold a book fair Dec. 3-7 from 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. each day.
Know Before You Go
An ATV permit class will be held Nov. 29 at the old courthouse building beginning at 7 p.m. for ages 8-16 to be legal to drive on public lands. You must preregister at the Emery County Recreation Office, 75 South 400 East, Castle Dale before Nov. 27. For more information contact Emery County Recreation at 381-2108 or Mark Williams at 381-2493.
Festival of Trees
The Festival of Trees will be held Nov. 28-Dec. 1 at the South Towne Exposition Center in Salt Lake City from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. For more information contact Elizabeth Hansen at 801-641-1343.
Emery County Gun Club Schedule
The schedule for the Emery County Gun Club will be: Dec. 8; Dec. 22; Jan. 5, 2008 and Jan. 19, 2008. All shoots will start at dusk, just before dark. For more information contact Jeremy at 381-2057, Jason at 384-3279, or AJ at 384-3393.
Commodities Cooking Classes
Commodities cooking classes will be held in Emery County at the Emery County Courthouse, 75 East Main Street in Castle Dale, from 9 a.m.-noon on the following days: Dec. 19; Jan. 16, 2008; Feb. 20, 2008; March 19, 2008, April 16, 2008, May 21, 2008; and June 18, 2008.
Manti-Lasal Forest Christmas trees
Ferron/Price Ranger Districts: (435) 384-2372. Permits are $5, one permit per household, one tree only. Permits can be purchased at the Ferron Ranger District Office, 115 West Canyon Road, Ferron during office hours.
Building Resilience: Creating Hope in an Age of Consequenses
The Quivira Coalition's seventh annual conference will be held Jan. 17-19, 2008 at the Marriot Pyramid in Albuquerque, N.M. For full conference agenda and registration materials, log onto www.quiviracoalition.org and click on annual conference.
Website to Help Local Residents
A group of local residents have started a website dedicated to empowering the people of Emery and Carbon counties to articulate their points of view regarding the recent tragedies at Crandall, coal mining and coal mining culture, and the future of coal mining in this region. The website is: www.crandallcanyonvoices.com.
Festive Fridays Return for the Third Year
The third annual Festive Fridays will be held at the Old County Courthouse, upstairs at 12 noon on the following Fridays: Nov. 30; Dec. 7; and Dec; 14. Cost for each class is $2 and RSVP is requested. Call the Extension office at 381-2381.
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. We 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 are given every Tuesday at Dr. Sander's office at 46 East Main Street, Castle Dale.
Food Handler's Class
Food handler's class will be held on Dec. 13 from 4-7 p.m. at the South Eastern Utah Health Department in Castle Dale. Call 381-2252 for more information.
Exhibit at the Museum of the San Rafael
The rephotography of George Edward Anderson's environmental portraits by Peter L. Goss will be on display at the Museum of the San Rafael until Nov. 30. For more information call Margaret at 381-5252.
Community Angel Tree
Do you need help with the upcoming holidays? Do you know of someone or a family in need? Applications taken 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 Federal lands management agencies, along with the Ford Motor Company and the National Park Foundation, are sponsoring the Share the Experience Photo Contest, honoring the best photos of American public lands. 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 www.sharetheexperience.org.
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 www.drugrehabresource.net.
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.
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.
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 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.