Elmo Horse and Buggy Days
July 24, ATV ride 6 p.m. with registration just before. July 26, breakfast and flag ceremony, 7:30-9 a.m.; parade, 10 a.m.; program, Family Duel, 10:30 a.m., bottle rocket competition, horseshooes, kids games, Guitar Hero or Rock Band competition, and softball games for the entire family; dinner, 5:30 p.m.; bike ride, 6:30 p.m.; family dance, 8 p.m.; and fireworks at dusk. There will be concessions to support the Sterling Scholars from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For the bottle rocket competiton, you will need an empty two liter bottle.
Non-denominational Bible Talks
Non-denominational Bible talks will be held at the Golden Rule Mission 178 Main Street, Helper, upstairs at the back of the thrift store. They will be held Sundays at 5 p.m. and Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. from July 13-29. All are welcome and no collection will be taken. For more information contact 435-668-6113.
Miss Peach Days Contestants
All residents of Clawson, Ferron and Emery between the ages of 3-12 who wish to participate in the Miss Peach Days pageant are asked to pick up an entry form at Ferron City Hall. Entries are due by Aug. 6. The Peach Days competition will be held Aug. 23 at 6 p.m. at Emery High auditorium. For more information contact Heather at 609-9082 or Leigh at 384-3117.
Emery County's Longest Line Dance
Come and join the Cleveland Days "Good Times" line dance. Line Dancers young and old are welcome to dance at 9 p.m. in Cleveland on 100 South near the Elementary school. If you would like to learn the dance, practice will be at approximately 8 p.m. at the Main Street Pavilion in Cleveland after the Lamb fry. Any questions, call the Town Hall 653-2310. Good times in Cleveland.
For "Young" and "Antique" at the Cleveland Days Celebration
Starting July 15 and ending on July 19. The Big Day July 19 starts with breakfast, parade, races, games at the Park. The Dance featuring "The Party of Five" starts at 8:30 p.m. and Fireworks at usk at the school grounds. Don't miss the special tribute to the fallen miners and their families. The finale is only visible from the school yard. See all the activities in Cleveland Days schedule in the Emery County Fair Guide.
Local $10,000 Breast Cancer Grant Could Go Unclaimed, Utah women asked to share stories in July
A local company is offering a $10,000 grant to help a family pay for the treatment costs and medical bills associated with breast cancer. However, now just weeks from the entry deadline, there are concerns the sponsorship will go unclaimed if more personal stories from Utah women are not received. To become eligible for sponsorship, women affected by breast cancer have been asked to share their personal breast cancer stories online before Aug.1. The company's website, www.ithinkpink.org, has received thousands of visitors but very few nominations have come from within the state.
Emery County Gun Club
Doubles tournament, July 19, this is a 100 doubles tournament, where you shoot 50 doubles from each house from the 16 yard line. 5:30, sign up; 6 p.m. shooting starts, $20 entry fee. Games after double tournament. For more information contact Jason at 384-3279, Jeremy at 381-2057, or AJ at 749-2669.
Canyon View Junior High Registration Schedule
Student schedules for the 2008-09 school year at Canyon View Junior High School have been prepared, and it will soon be time for students and their parents/guardians to come to school to complete the process. Ninth grade: Aug. 5, 9 a.m.-noon; eighth grade: Aug. 5, 1-4 p.m.; and seventh grade: Aug. 6, 8:30 a.m. to noon. For families registering more than one student at Canyon View, registration may be completed in one visit. Choose the most convenient time listed above. During the seventh grade registration, two orientation programs will be held in the media center. The first will be at 8:30 a.m. and the second at 10:30 a.m. If you are registering a seventh grader, please plan on attending one of these sessions. Valuable information will be provided which will help our seventh graders make the transition to junior high school.
Four Corners Community Coalition Meeting
Four Corners Behavioral Health will host a community coalition meeting on prescription drug abuse on July 17 at 6 p.m. in the Canyon Room of the courthouse. For more information contact Mindee at 381-2432.
Coaster races, July 15 following the family barbeque. Trap Shoot, July 16 at at 6 p.m. Bike rides, July 17 at 6 p.m. For more info call Kim Player 653-2440. Potluck Lambfry July 18 starts at 6 p.m. at the Main Street Park. Square dancing and line dancing starts at 8 p.m.Dance/Fireworks at the Cleveland Elementary South Lawn. July 19, starting with breakfast at 7:30 a.m., childrens parade at 10 a.m. and the big parade at approximately 10:30 a.m. Games, races, horseshoes, lunch, co-ed softball, volleyball and much more, starting at noon. At 7 p.m. local entertainers and then a free dance featuring "The Party of Five" starts at 8:30 p.m. at the school yard.
Food Handler's Classes
Food handlers classes will be held at the Southeastern Utah Department of Health in Price on July 22, Aug. 19 and Sept. 19 at 9 a.m. and 4 and 7 p.m. Classes will also be taught in Castle Dale on July 17, Aug. 14, and Sept. 11 at 4 and 7 p.m. For more information call Dr. Claren Bjork or Tami Velasquez at 637-3671 or Lori at 381-2252.
The Big Fix Discount Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic
July 29: Green River - City Hall, 460 East Main Street. Appointments available, call (435) 564-3448. Walk-up micro-chipping and vaccinations available to anyone while veterinarian is at the premises. A $5 processing fee applies to clients getting vaccinations only. Female dog $55, male dog $45, female cat $35, male cat $25. Cat family plan $100 (mom and litter fixed - all kittens must be from one litter and less than 5 months old). $10 extra for pregnancies and dogs over 60 lbs. Additional fees for animals with special conditions. Animals must be between 8 weeks and six years of age. Do not feed pet after 9 p.m. the night before surgery if pet is over 4 months; do not feed after 6 a.m. if pet is under 4 months, water OK. No sick animals. Cats must be in labeled carriers, dogs on leashes. For more Info: 1-866-PETS FIX (1-866-7387 349) or www.utahpets.org
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 August 2 at Emery High School. There will be a couple only dinner at 5 p.m. and a short program at 6 p.m., and a family day on Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. at Orangeville City Park. For questions and to RSVP call Angela Huntington at 435-381-5436. Please RSVP before July 15.
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:http://www.cocorahs.org/
The Taste of Home Cooking School
The Taste of Home Cooking School on 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 surround Castle Valley area. Any interested exhibitor/vendors can contact me at 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, ect. 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.
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 www.emeryhigh1978.myevent.com 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 chile between the agest 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 whered to send recipes and a more detailed description of the contest rules visit www.utahbeef.org or www.utahstatefair.com.
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.
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.
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.
To donate DVDs to veterans who otherwise do not have access to them, visit www.dvds4vets.org. For more information call Laurance at 1-914-835-3673.
Power Wheelchairs Available
The Senior Wheels USA Program makes available Power Wheelchairs to Senior Citizens and the permanently disabled at no cost to the recipient, if they qualify.
The Power Wheelchairs are provided to those who can no longer walk safely, nor self propel a manual wheelchair and who mee the additional guidelines of the program. If the patient's need is for use in the home, please call for more information to see if they qualify. Call toll free 1-800-246-6010.
Looking for Host Families
Academic Foundation for International Cultural Exchange is looking for host families in the local area to host a foreign exchange student. These young ambassadors are between 15 and 18 years of age and all speak English. Student's profiles will start arriving for students from various countries. Students come with their own spending money and medical insurance. Call Anne Ring, 1-866-462-3423 if you are interested in opening your hearts and homes to one of these individuals.
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.
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.
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 web site 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.
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.
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 www.wheelchairfoundation.org/utah
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.