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Dinner Fund Raiser for the Hatch Family of Emery

Kris and Morgan Hatch's daughter Wendy was seriously injured in a traffic accident on July 19. She was Life Flighted to Primary Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake City for surgery on an injured neck. Due to mounting medical expenses, a fund raiser will be held for the family on July 25 at 6 p.m. in the Emery Town Community Center. This event is sponsored by the Emery EMTs. Dinner will be by donation, and they are accepting items to be raffled.

Emery County Fair Parade

"Let the Magic Continue" is the theme for the 2008 Emery County Fair. The county fair parade will be held Aug. 2 at 10 a.m. and entries are needed. Anything Emery County has to offer is welcomed. For applications go to, or call the Emery County Recreation Center at 381-2108.

Football Officials Meeting

The Southeastern Utah Football officials meeting will be held July 28 at 6 p.m. at Carbon High School. This is a meeting for experienced and new officials. For more information call 636-8282 or 637-6556.

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,, has received thousands of visitors but very few nominations have come from within the state.

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. to noon; eighth grade: Aug. 5, 1-4 p.m.; and seventh grade: Aug. 6, 8:30 a.m.-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, 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.

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 pounds. Additional fees for animals with special conditions. Animals must be between 8 weeks and 6 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

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. Call Diane Tadehara at 384-2111 for more information.

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, 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.

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.

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 2008 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.

Junior golf clinic

On Aug. 7 at Millsite Golf Course in Ferron from 8-10 a.m. the EHS golf team will help the golfers. $10 each; all golfers age 5 and up welcome.

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

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 web site 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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