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Emery County Historical Society

The Emery County Historical Society welcomes you to join them for Many Voices: Revealing Secrets of the San Rafael Swell presented by Dottie Grimes, director of the Emery County Archives, on Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at The Museum Of The San Rafael. Do not miss this presentation of pictures and histories of happenings on the San Rafael. Special music by Brandon Singleton. If you have enjoyed the incredible programs and treks sponsored by the Emery County Historical Society, plan to join us again in 2008. Consider supporting the society again this year by renewing your membership. Dues are still only $5.

Huntington Lions Club

The Huntington Lions Club is having a Relay for Life yard sale April 26. We want everyone that's going to do spring-cleaning, that is if it will stop snowing long enough to have a yard sale, that means attic, basement, closets, sheds. Donate and help us with the upcoming Relay for Life. We will give you more information next month on the time and place it will be. For more information call, Judy Lang 687-5349 or Sally Walls 687-9307.

San Rafael Backcountry Horsemen

The San Rafael Backcountry Horsemen meet the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Carbon County Fairgrounds/Events Center. The next meeting will be on Feb. 20. Next ride will be Feb. 23. For more information, click the "chapter" tab on the website All riderswelcome.

Benefit for Ryan Thompson

A benefit dinner for Ryan Thompson (in need of a liver transplant) Feb. 23 from 5-8 p.m. at Huntington Elementary. The cost is $6 single and $20 couple. There will be a silent auction, live auction and bake sale. Entertainment: Val Jensen Band; LaRae's Dance Studio; and vocalist Jeannie Baggs. Also a fund has been set up at Desertview Credit Union in Ryan's name. Auction beginning at 6 p.m.

Community Representatives Needed

Academic Foundation for International Cultural Exchange is looking for community representatives to assist in finding host families and work with the students and their families during the school year. Individuals must enjoy teenagers and have good communication skills. Call Anne Ring, 1-866-462-3243 if you are interested in learning more about becoming a community representative.

Looking For Information

I am looking for any histories of Clara Ann Barton Petty. She was married to George Albert Petty. I have acquired a photo of Clara Ann and her sisters and would be happy to share the picture with anyone that wants one. The picture came from a relative in Canada. Contact: L. Karen Platt @435-867-8422 or at

The Department of Workforce Services,

DWS in partnership with The College of Eastern Utah, Price City, Carbon County Chamber of Commerce, Carbon County School District, and Vocational Rehabilitation, are holding a Job Fair on March 13. This is a convenient way to recruit new employees, promote your company and products, and network with companies. The job fair will be held on March 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at CEU's, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, on the corner of 500 North 300 East, Price. Booth space is $30 per table. Registration deadline is March. Contact Kathy Murray at 435-613-5284 for more information or e-mail The job fair is free to the public.

Emery County Gun Club

Draw for team league: Purse paid out each week. Participants name will be put on a playing card and then the cards will be shuffled and squads will be drawn at random. Must be present at 7 p.m. for drawing of teams. Feb. 22 draw league at 7 p.m.; March 1 games at dark; March 7 draw league at 7 p.m.; March 15 games at dark; March 21 draw league at 7 p.m.; March 29 games at dark.

Huntington City Dog Licenses

Huntington City 2008 dog licenses are now due. Proof of current rabies vaccination must be presented before license may be purchased at the Huntington City Hall or at the rabies clinic which will be held at the Huntington City Fire Station on Feb. 23 from 9:30 a.m. to Noon.

Food Handler's Classes

There will be a Food Handler's class for all persons working in restaurants, bars, nursing home, school cafeterias, convenience stores or deli's. Classes will be taught in Price on March 4 at p.m. and 7 p.m. at Southeastern Utah District Health Department located at 28 South 100 East in Price. Classes will also be taught in Castle Dale on Feb. 21 and March 27 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Health Department located at 25 West Main in Castle Dale. The classes are two hours in length and the cost is $10 to take the test. For more information call Dr. Claron D. Bjork at the Southeastern Utah District Health Department at 637-3671 in Price or Lori at 381-2252 in Castle Dale.

Vendors Wanted

The Emery County Fair is now accepting applications for food and general vendors for the Emery County Fair which will be held on July 30, 31, Aug 1 and 2. To be an exclusive food vendor, you must have your application into the Emery County Recreation office by March 21. Applications may be picked up at the Emery County Recreation office located at 75 South 400 East in Castle Dale between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. or go to the website at For more information, contact Emery County Recreation at 435-381-2108.

Orangeville City Dog Licenses

2008 dog licenses are now available at the Orangeville City Hall. Fees are $25 for a non-altered dog and $8 for a spayed/neutered dog. A rabies clinic will be held on Feb. 23 at the new fire station in Orangeville from 10 a.m.-12 noon.

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: Feb. 20; March 19, April 16, May 21; and June 18.

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

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 old

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