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Are You Tough Enough To Help?

We need people to help at the Tough Enough to Wear Pink Rodeo on July 26. Our goal is to raise awareness about breast cancer and raise money to help cancer patients in Emery County. Please call Diane Tadehara at 384-2111 for more information.

RSVP 'Walk to Hawaii'

Hooray, we are half way there. RSVP will be having an open house on July 15 and 16 in the RSVP office. Come any time between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and get your 'half way there' gift. Any questions call Betty at 381-2765.

Class of 1998

The Emery High Class of 1998 will be having their 10 year reunion on Aug. 2 at Emery High School. There will be a couples only dinner at 5 p.m. and a short program at 6 p.m. For questions and to RSVP call Angela Huntington at 435-381-5436.RSVP before July 15.

Know Before You Go

An ATV Permit class will be held on July 16 just past the old shooting range beginning at 6:30 p.m. for ages 8-16 to be legal to drive on public lands. You must pre-register at the Emery County Recreation office located at 75 South 400 East in Castle Dale by July 14. For more information contact Emery County Recreation at 381-2108 or Mark Williams at 381-2493.

Emery High Rodeo Club 2008-2009 Season Opening Meeting

For anyone interested in joining or supporting the Emery High School Rodeo Team, there will be a meeting on July 14 at 7 p.m. at the Castle Dale City Arena Pavilion. Items on the agenda: elect club officers, fall rodeo schedule and general business. For more informaiton call Dawnette at 687-2204 or 749-9095

Weather Volunteers Wanted

On July 1, Utahns will begin to join a nationwide community-based network of volunteers in over 30 states, who collect daily precipitation measurements to help improve the quality of maps, records and predictions of rain, hail and snowfall. The name of this volunteer program is Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS). More information about CoCoRaHS can be found on the official CoCoRaHS web site:

The Taste of Home Cooking School

The Taste of Home Cooking School is Sept. 13 in Price. This year the event will be held at the Carbon County Events Center. We are looking for exhibitors/vendors who would be interested in being at this exciting event which would expose their business to more than 800 women from the surrounding Castle Valley area. Any interested exhibitor/vendors can contact 435-637-1167. Again, this event is on Sept. 13 in Price.

Emery County Photographers Wanted

Emery County photographers are wanted for the Emery County Fair. The theme for the display wall is Economic Role in the San Rafael, Mining, Ranching, Tourism, Oil Exploration, Historic Trails, Outlaw Trails, etc. Other roles could be camping, scenic views, ancient Indian writings. Photographs for display and judging will be submitted on July 29 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Photographs will be judged on July 30 and open to public viewing on Aug. 1 and 2. Photographs need to be picked up by Aug. 4 at noon. Rules for submitting an entry can be found in any county library. Call Stan Mathis with questions, 381-2466.

Food Handlers Classes

The SEUDHD will have food handler's classes on July 17, Aug. 14, and Sept. 11 at 4 and 7 p.m. at 25 West Main in Castle Dale. For more information call 381-2252.

Emery High 30th Reunion

The class of 1978 is holding its 30 year class reunion on Aug. 30. It will be held at the Castle Valley Ranch. There will be many activities. For more information contact Jackie at 384-2990 or visit to RSVP.

Utah Cattle Women Association Beef Cook-off

The Utah Cattle Women Association and the Utah Beef Council will partner with the Utah State Fair to sponsor a beef cook-off Sept. 13. The theme is Beef For All Seasons. Two recipe categories: Anytime, Anywhere Beef dishes and Cooking With Kids. Three contestants and one alternate will be selected for each category. The Cooking With Kids category must consist of one child between the ages of 8-12 and the child's parent or guardian. Cash prizes will be awarded. Submit recipes until July 31. Contestants will be notified by Aug. 16. For information on where to send recipes and a more detailed description of the contest rules visit or

South East Junior Livestock Show Rabbit Show

The Southeast Junior Livestock Show Rabbit Show will be held July 11 at 5:30 p.m. Bring your rabbits and compete for fun and prizes. For more information contact Dan James at 384-3367.

Emery Town Most Improved Yard Contest

Emery Town is sponsoring a Most Improved Yard contest for all Emery Town residents. Submit your before and after pictures to the town office by July 14. The winner will be announced at the Pioneer Day celebration on July 19.

Monumentally Important

Emery Town is updating the Veteran's Memorial in the Emery Town Park. Call the Emery Town office at 286-2417 before Aug. 30 if you know of any Veterans who need to be added, deleted or changed,. The update is expected to be completed by Veteran's Day.

Miss Emery

If you are a girl between ages 17-24, this includes girls who are juniors now or seniors and college age girls. This is a scholarship pageant and the winner receives a new computer and a $1,000 scholarship, first runner-up $700 scholarship and second attendant, $500. Pageant will be on July 19 at Emery High auditorium. If you are interested in being a contestant contact Leslie at the commission office at 381-2119, Jarilyn at 381-5667 or the Emery County Progress at 381-2431.

Little Miss Emery

Contestants for the Little Miss Emery pageant are needed. Girls who will be 5-8 years old by July 1, 2009 are eligible. The winner will accompany the 2009 Miss Emery to the Miss Utah pageant. The Little Miss pageant will be held during the Emery County Fair on July 31 at 6 p.m. To register call Jarilyn at 381-5667 or the Emery County Progress at 381-2431. Contestants will perform a talent, write a poem, participate in evening wear and on stage question.

Summer Cheer Classes

Summer Cheer Classes will be held July 7-30 at LaRae's Dance Studio and Gym. Classes are for 5-18 years of age. Students will be working on tumbling, cheer skills, and stunting. Junior High and High School Cheerleaders are also welcome to attend classes. For questions or to register call Becky Bunnell at 749-1582 or 687-2632.

Women in the Outdoors "Flockers"

Bear Creek Campground July 11-12. All ladies 14 and up are welcome to our third annual event. Leave the husbands, boyfriends, pets and small children at home and come have a couple of fun-filled days with just the girls. Pre-registration required. Outdoor workshops including archery, fly fishing, crafts, dutch oven cooking, GPS, canoeing, outdoor survival, mountain man, herb gardening, game calling, concealed weapons permit, and much more. Participation fee includes meals, four workshops, membership to the National Wild Turkey Federation, one year subscription to NWTF's Women In The Outdoors magazine, camping, and tons of fun. This is a non-competitive event. For more information and to request a registration form call: Michelle Jensen 435-653-2552 or 435-636-6929; Brandi Ivie 435-687-9712 or 435-381-2003; Suzy/Brittany 435-749-6057 or 435-749-1547; Dondra Nance 435-637-4719 or 435-613-5243; or email at


To donate DVDs to veterans who otherwise do not have access to them, visit For more information call Laurance at 1-914-835-3673.

Basketball Camp

Ten Star All Star basketball camp is now taking applications to attend one of nine locations this summer. The camp is by invitation only and boys and girls ages 10-19 are eligible to apply. For a free brochure on these summer camps, call 704-373-0873.

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