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Free Compost

The city of Ferron will be giving away free compost Nov. 6 at the fairgrounds from 9 a.m.-12 noon (first come- first served). A backhoe service will assist those that need trucks loaded. Sponsored by the Beautification and Fairgrounds Committee. For more details: City Hall at 384-2350

Ferron Clean-up

Meet at the fairgrounds Recreation Center to clean up the grounds on Oct. 25 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Doughnuts and juice provided. Bring rakes, shovels, gloves. Adults and youth are encouraged to volunteer. Great service project for youth groups, church members, FFA and 4-H members. Come meet your neighbors. Visit our website at www.ecprogress.com for more Happenings in the county.

Junior Jazz refs needed

Needed Junior Jazz referees. If you are interested, please contact Cindy Draper 748-2235.

Emery High School Play

The drama class will present Boo, a Halloween play on Oct. 28-30. The audience will be guided through various rooms in the auditorium. Program begins at 7 p.m. Watch for future productions, in November. Man of La Mancha, in January, more beginning drama plays, in February, Snoopy will be presented, and in May, a yet unnamed play will be given. Trunk or Treat and Dinner at Desert Edge Christian Chapel will host a chili and cornbread dinner from 6:30-7:30 p.m. followed by Trunk or Treat in the parking lot from 7:30-8:30 p.m. For more information contact 687-2933.

Free Compost

The city of Ferron will be giving away free compost Nov. 6 at the fairgrounds from 9 a.m.-12 noon (first come- first served). A back hoe service will assist those that need trucks loaded. Sponsored by the Beautification and Fairgrounds Committee. For more details: City Hall at 384-2350

Ferron clean-up

Meet at the fairgrounds Recreation Center to clean up the grounds on Oct. 25 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Doughnuts and juice provided. Bring rakes, shovels, gloves. Adults and youth are encouraged to volunteer. Great service project for youth groups, church members, FFA and 4-H members. Come meet your neighbors.

Needed Junior Jazz Referees

If you are interested, contact Cindy Draper 748-2235.

Emery County History Books for Christmas

The book "A History of Emery County" will be available for only $6 until Christmas. Pick up what you need at the Pioneer Museum in Castle Dale, the Museum of the San Rafael in Castle Dale, or the John Wesley Powell River History Museum in Green River. For more information call Sylvia at 687-9184.

Castle Dale City Pumpkin Festival

Castle Dale City's Pumpking Festival will be held Oct. 25 from 5-7 p.m. at the Emery County Recreation Center. Free pumpkins to carve for children elementary age and under. Pumpkin carving contest. Costume contest. Biggest pumpkin contest. Stew, rolls and pumpkin pie. Come have a great time. Notice To Emery County Historical Members.

Emery County Historical Society

You are welcome to attend the October meeting of the Emery County Historical Society to be held Oct. 23 at 6 p.m. Notice the change of location, Old Emery County Courthouse, upstairs in the commission chambers. Tell everyone that you see about the change in location. Dottie Grimes will be presenting 'Perspectives on Mystery Lands, Part II The San Rafael Swell Oral History Project. Dottie Grimes is the Director of the Emery County Archives. Her presentation will include pictures of the desert and mountains of Emery County. She is still looking for more pictures. Yes, of course there will be refreshments. Come and enjoy the evening with us. The November meeting is going to be on Nov. 11 at 6 p.m.

Ferron Elementary Halloween Carnival

Ferron Elementary will hold its Halloween Carnival on Oct. 24 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. There will be dinner and games, along with the carnival. Costumes are optional.

Informative meeting about Hard of Hearing services and Assistive Technology

Informative meeting about Hard of Hearing services and Assistive Technology will be held at the Caslte Dale Senior Center on Nov 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Presented by, Robin Traveller, Hard of Hearing Specialist, Sanderson Community Center of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Taylorsville, Ut. You will learn about: free amplified phones, assistive listening devices to help you hear better, hard of hearing classes, one-on-one coping needs appointment with the Hard of Hearing Specialist, will answer any questions you may have relating to hearing loss issues, and will have assistive devices on display. Flu Clinic Emery Senior Citizen Center, Emery Utah.

Oct. 29, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Christmas Festival

A Christmas Festival will be held at the Emery Recreation Center on Nov. 7-8. On Nov. 7 it will be from 1-8 p.m. and on Nov. 8 it will be from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. For more information contact Jodi Magnuson at 381-2222 or Shandy Magnuson at 749-2574. There will be food, booths and entertainment.

Hunter Education Course

A hunter education course will be held Nov. 3,4,5,6 students 5 - 17- $3; children under 5 - free. Volunteer servers will be faculty, staff, CEU ambassadors, student government officers and service learning class members. Won't you join us for dinner, a great time and help our local food bank? Our success depends on you!

Arbor Day Foundation Offers two Free Give-A-Tree Cards to New Members in October

The Arbor Day Foundation is offering for the first time two free Give-A-Tree Cards to those who join the foundation during the month of Oct. Every Give-A-Tree Card honors the recipient with a tree planted in one of our nation's forests. At the same time, Give-A-Tree Cards help the environment by replanting trees in a forest that has been devastated by disease and record wildfires. On the inside, each card is inscribed, "In your honor, a tree has been planted in a National Forest." Each tree planted will give back to the forest, provide food and habitat for wildlife, help clean the air, and protect water supplies. Just by sending loved ones and people you care about Give-A-Tree Cards, people can make a big difference in the world today. Give-A-Tree Cards are helping to bring life back to our nation's forests. The cards will be sent to new members in time for the holidays. To receive two free Give-A-Tree Cards, send a $10 membership contribution to Give-A-Tree Cards, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, Neb., 68410, by Oct. 31, 2008. People can also join the Foundation online at www.arborday.org/give.

Cleveland Elementary Halloween Festival

Oct. 31, Trunk or Treat 5:30-6 p.m., 6-8 p.m entertainment: story telling, fortune teller, and games. For the Mom's, dinner will be available. Bake sale and silent auction. Tickets are available at Cleveland Elementary front desk or at the door.

College of Eastern Utah and the Utah Arts Council present "In The Moment"

College of Eastern Utah and the Utah Arts Council present "In The Moment" prints by Jennifer Marie Suflita. Gallery East; College of Eastern Utah 451 East 400 North, Price. Exhibition open until Oct. 31. Gallery East hours 9 a.m-5 p.m. Monday- Friday.

Food Handler's Class

Oct. 22 and Nov. 19 from 4 -7 p.m. SEUDHD -25 West Main, Castle Dale. For more information call 381-2252.

Annual Farm Bureau Banquet

The annual banquet and business meeting of the Emery County Farm Bureau will be held Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Huntington Senior Citizens Center. Keynote speaker will be Randy Parker, CEO of the Utah Farm Bureau Federation. Ray Petersen, Emery County Public Lands Director will give a brief overview of the BLM resource management plan as it relates to local grazing permits, existing roads, etc. Information will also be presented on updated insurance programs and Farm Service Agency's first time farmer loan programs. All interested people are encouraged to attend. There is no charge for the dinner. RSVP to Barbra Jones, 687-2580 anytime, or Joel Hatch, 687-9115 after 6 p.m.

Flu Clinics

Huntington Senior Citizen Center - Oct. 20, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Ferron Senior Citizen Center-Oct. 21, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Cleveland Town Hall-Oct. 22, 12 noon-1 p.m.; Emery Senior Ctitzen Center-to be announced. For those people with no insurance, shots will be $25.

Flu Clinic

Southeastern Utah District Health Department. Castle Dale Office; 25 West Main, Oct. 15 8-11 a.m. and 1-5:30 p.m. Cost $25: We can bill some insurances. Call 381-2252 for more information.

Festival of Trees

Anyone wishing to donate a craft, quilt, baby quilt or any other item to be sold at the Festival of Trees gift shop should contact Barbra Jones at 687-2580 for more information. Items needed by Oct. 31.

Huntington City Fall Clean-Up

Oct. 31 will be the last limb pick-up until the spring clean-up. Dumpsters will be at the rodeo grounds, do not place anything on the ground. The Emery County Landfill is requesting these items not be place in the dumpsters: tires batteries oil no liquid of any type such as paint, turpentine, etc., pesticides, cement refrigerators. A $12,000 fine could be imposed for violation of these guidlines.

Study Abroad Program Blend Spanish Immersion, Biology and Costa Rica

The Interamerican University Studies Institute is offering a Spanish immersion summer program in Costa Rica, for high school students who are interested in environmental biology. Costa Rica ¡Pura Vida. combines intensive language instruction, individual homestays and field trips to three areas of the country. Students will experience unspoiled national parks, a marine biology sanctuary open only to scientists, a village of 12 families in the midst of the Cloud Forest, and birds, animals and tropical flora beyond compare. The program is open to student's ages 15-17 with two years of high school Spanish and a course in biology (by June 2009). Scholarships available. The scholarship application deadline is Dec. 5. The priority application deadline is Feb. 6, 2009. Session information and details are available at www.iusi.org or 800-345-4874.

Attention: WWII Veterans

An 18 year old senior from Ostrander, Ohio is looking for stories and other memorabilea from WWII veterans. Please contact: Kyle Nappi, 1890 Warren Road, Ostrander, OH 43061. knap607@yahoo.com

Holiday Bazaar in Emery

A holiday bazaar will be held at the Emery Community Center Nov. 20-22. Anyone wishing to have booth space should call Barb Petty at 286-2215. Booth space rent is $20 with a $10 refund if space is left clean. Help Us Support The Troops www.militarymomz.com wants you. In their goal to support the troops, Military Momz has set a goal of 100,000 flag pins sold by Nov. 1. They will donate 50 percent of the profits to four organizations that support the troops and their families. Show your support of the troops by not only purchasing a flag pin, but by wearing it with pride every day. You can purchase a flag pin for only $3.95 (this includes shipping and handling) at the Military Momz store at www.militarymomz.com. Military Momz is dedicated to all the men and women of the military and the families who stand proudly beside them as they perform their duties all over the world. Please help us support our troops they bravely work day after day for the United States. Let them know you are proud of them, that their dedication to our country is appreciated and not simply taken for granted. Let them know you are praying for them and their safe return home and let us never forget any soldier who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country and the loved ones they left behind. Please visit us at www.miitarymomz.com to purchase a pin. You can also blog with us at blog.militarymomz.com. Share this site with everyone you know.

Orangeville City Seeking Veterans

Orangeville City is looking for names of Veterans and those who have served for our country since WWII to the present. The city is sponsoring an Eagle Scout Project of updating and making a new plaque to honor Orangeville Veterans and military personnel. To qualify to be on the list: first they need to be/or have been a resident of Orangeville City sometime during their life, second to have served in any military branch or called to active duty with the reserve or guard units. We are proud of our men and women who serve our country in the many capacities that the military offers, without their service and sacrifice we may not have the freedoms we have today. Thank-you to all who are serving or have served in the military, you are very much appreciated. If you know of anyone or you are a veteran yourself please contact Orangeville City 748-2651. We need to have this information by Oct. 1. Please check with us to see if you are on the list.

WWII Veterans

Seeking Officers, Enlisted Men, WACs, Cadets, Britons, Civilians and /or their families and friends who were stationed at Cochran Field, or lived in Macon, Georgia during WWII, who would be willing to contribute artifacts, photos, articles and stories pertaining to their experience with the men and women working there. If so, Please contact: Mike Rowland, Archivist, WR-LC/MU, 1942 Heritage Blvd., Robins AFB GA 31098-2442.

DVDs4VETs

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.

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 www.uhccf.org

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 www.inhomerx.com 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 www.wheelchairfoundation.org/utah

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.

WWII Veterans

Seeking Officers, Enlisted Men, WACs, Cadets, Britons, Civilians and /or their families and friends who were stationed at Cochran Field, or lived in Macon, Georgia during WWII, who would be willing to contribute artifacts, photos, articles and stories pertaining to their experience with the men and women working there. If so, Please contact: Mike Rowland, Archivist, WR-LC/MU, 1942 Heritage Blvd., Robins AFB GA 31098-2442.

Christmas tree permits

The Manti-La Sal National Forest is proposing a fee increase for Christmas tree permits that are sold. This fee increase will put the permit fees in line with what the Ashley, Uinta, Dixie, and Fishlake National Forests are charging for permits. As proposed, Christmas tree permits on the Manti-La Sal National Forest would increase from $5.00 to $10.00 per tree beginning this November. Authorized under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, 95% of the receipts collected from the permits will be retained locally and used to cover some of the expenses of administering the Christmas tree program. The Manti-La Sal National Forest is requesting public comment on this proposed fee increase. Public comments on the proposed fee increase should be submitted by October 24, 2008. E-mail comments to: ealexander@fs.fed.us; mail them to Christmas Tree Fee Proposal, attn: E. Alexander, 599 W. Price River Drive, Price, UT 84501; fax to (435) 637-4940. For more information, call (435) 636-3567.

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