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Festival of Trees

The 38th annual Festival of Trees to benefit Primary Childrens Hospital will be held Dec. 3-6 at the South Towne Expo Center, 9575 South State Street, Sandy from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. For more information visit

Hunter's Breakfast and Lunch

On Nov. 1, the Lily of the Valley DUP will hold their annual hunter's breakfast and lunch fund raiser. The event will be held at the DUP building at 55 South 100 East, Elmo. A drawing will be held for a quilt and other items.

Free Compost

The city of Ferron will be giving away free compost Nov. 6th at the fairgrounds from 9a.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

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

Desert Edge Christian Chapel will host a chili and cornbread dinner on Oct. 31 at the church located at 500 South Main, Huntington, 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.

Needed Junior Jazz Referees

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

Junior Jazz Signs Ups

Signs ups for Junior Jazz will be held Oct. 28-29 at the Emery Recreation Center from 5-9 p.m. The last day to sign up will be Nov. 7. If you sign up after Oct. 30 until Nov. 7, a $10 last fee will be assessed. Contact Cindy at 748-2235 for more information.

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.

Informative meeting about Hard of Hearing services and Assistive Technology

This informative meeting will be held at the Castle Dale Senior Center on Nov 1 from 10 a.m.3 p.m. Presented by, Robin Traveller, Hard of Hearing Specialist, Sanderson Community Center of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Taylorsville. 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.-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 and 7, at the Emery County Recreation Center. Class will be from 4-7 p.m. each day. You must preregister by Oct. 31. Sign up early, there is a class size limit. Participants will be required to obtain a voucher at a licensed vendor for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources prior to registering for the class.For more informaion contact Emery County Recreation at 381-2108.

Fund Raiser for Lucas Giroux

A benefit fund raiser will be held for Lucas Giroux, a 17 year old Emery County boy who has had two extensive back surgeries. The medical bills will be helped from this fund raiser. It will be held Nov. 8 at the Ferron fairgrounds building and will begin with an indoor yard sale at 4 p.m. A chili/fry bread dinner will be served from 5-7 p.m. and the auction and raffle begins at 7 p.m. There will be live music by Leather and Lace. For more information or to make donations, contact Norma, 384-2225, LaNora, 384-2225, Jarilyn, 381-5667, or Ileen at 749-7016.

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.

Food Handler's Class

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

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.

Holiday Bazaar in Emery

A holiday bazaar will be held at the Emery Community Center Nov. 20-22. Bring your appetite and your Christmas shopping list and join the fun. Booths are still available. Call Barb Petty for more information, 286-2215.

Help Us Support The Troops 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 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 to purchase a pin. You can also blog with us at Share this site with everyone you know.

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.


To donate DVDs to veterans who otherwise do not have access to them, visit 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.

The Second Annual Free Family Night

Nov. 12 from 5-8:30 p.m. at Emery High School. Agenda-Dinner and information booths, 5-6:30 p.m.; breakout session one, 6:45-7:30 p.m., breakout session two, 7:45-8:30 p.m. Sessions for parents on subjects such as...One day, my little Angel will want the car keys: Teaching positive behavioral supports and discipline by Amy Bell and Nancy Bentley (starring Murphy and Logan); Is your child on the information highway like a giant lit up billboard? by Sariah Donnahoo from the Utah Attorney General's Office; Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force; Parenting and Communication: Are you speaking to or at your child? by Kyle Elder. Sessions for youth on subjects such as...Bully Dogs are Bad; Follow the Golden Rule Rule, By Amy Bell Cyber Highway to Danger, Anger: Are you even secure in your own home? by Sariah Donnahoo; How to get what you want from parents parents, by Kyle Elder. An evening dedicated to your family, full of information booths with free items, activities, free dinner and informatve don't miss out.


The Thrift Store, Soup Kitchen and Avalon house in Helper, Utah will be hold a "Fall Fest," at the location in Helper on November 1, 2008. The Thrift Store and Soup Kitchen are non-profit organizations under the direction of PACT out of Green River, Utah and the Avalon house is under the direction of Ben Logue. On site managers, Judi Bishop, Thrift Store and Soup kitchen and John Paul Fazzio, Avalon house are striving to continue with creating meals, shelter and clothing for the residents who are now at Avalon House and all who are in need of the services offered. This fall fest was one of the ways felt to give the public an opportunity to come and share a day with us and enjoy some entertainment and good food. Among the events of the day will be a karaoke contest running off and on all day for different age groups. Chili, Taco soup, cornbread to satisfy your pallet on this autumn day, which will be served. Face painting and with weather permitting a street dance to be held on Ivy street that evening from 6 to 10 p. m. Hot Chocolate will be served free all day long while supply last. If anyone has handmade items either food or crafts they would like to bring in for us to have for the sidewalk sale that day, we would appreciate them. If you have any questions contact Judi Bishop or John Fazzio at 472-2028. The festivities will begin at noon, so come join us in celebrating fall.


On Friday, October 31, 2008, come all you ghosts, goblins, and all who want to enjoy an evening of fun and food with the Huntington Lions Club. There will be chili, homemade chicken noodle soup, cornbread and dessert served along with drinks. The place for this spooky affair will be at the Old City Hall in Huntington, located by the park and Elementary school. There will a monetary prize for the scariest costume and the best carved pumpkin. Halloween treats for all children who come in costume to trick the Lions club members. We will be there from 5 p.m. until 7:30 p. m. Come one, come all and enjoy the sights and smell of the Halloween Holiday.

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.

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