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Christmas Concert

The Huntington Glee Club and Women's Chorus will present an evening of Christmas music, Sunday, Dec. 21 at the Huntington LDS Stake Center, at 7 p.m., featuring the cantatas "Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room" by Gerald N. & Lynn S. Lund and "The gift of the Mag " by O Henry & Oliver X. White.

Festive Friday

Traditions!! Traditions!! Come join us for a day of sharing traditions. Dec. 12, 12 noon to 1 p.m. We will be having a salad and a taster's table for lunch. Please bring approximately 50 "tastes" of your favorite holiday dish to share and $2 for lunch and handouts.(If you don't have time to make a dish to share, please plan on joining us anyway!!) We will have plenty of food. Please take your recipes to the Extension office by Dec. 10 to have copies made. We will also be making personalized and "designer" tree ornaments with vinyl and a CRICUT cutter. Cost of the ornaments will range from 75 cents to $2. Ho-Ho-Hope to see you there!!

Angel Tree

Cleveland Town will sponsor an angel tree again this holiday season. If you know of a needy person or family in our town, who needs to be put on the angel tree, please call the town hall 653-2310. If you would like to help by picking an angel from the tree and provide a gift for them, please call or stop by the town hall during business hours, Tues, Wed. and Thurs. from 11:30 to 5 . Gifts need to be returned to the town office (100 w. Main) by Dec. 23rd.

Cleveland's Annual Christmas Party & Program

Cleveland Town will hold it's annual Christmas party on Dec. 24th at 6 p.m. at the town hall. There will be a short program, light refreshments and of course Santa will make a special visit. Come and join our fun family holiday tradition.

Huntington Senior Citizen Christmas Party

The Huntington senior Christmas party will be held Dec. 22 at the center. Everyone should bring a $5 gift.

Castle Dale Senior Citizen Christmas Party

The Castle Dale senior Christmas party will be held Dec. 23 at the center. Everyone should bring a $5 gift.

Emery County Senior Citizen Christmas Party

The annual senior Christmas party will be held at the Museum of the San Rafael on Dec. 11 at 6 p.m. Plans are underway for a meal, entertainment, gifts, prizes and plenty of fun for all seniors in Emery County. Call your local center to make your reservations and arrangements for bus transportation.

Public Service Announcement

Addiction Recovery Help. Narconon reminds parents that abuse of addictive pharmaceutical drugs with youth is on the rise. Learn to recognize the signs of drug abuse and get your kids help if they need it. Call Narconon for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all classes of drugs. Narconon also offers free addiction counseling, assessments and referrals to rehabilitation centers. 877-413-3073 or www.drugsno.com

Book Fair

Ferron Elementary School Library will be holding a Book Fair on the following dates: December 10, 12:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. December 11, 12:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. December 12, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Give the gift of reading this Holiday Season. Also, visit the 6th Grade. Annual Christmas Shop on December 10 and 11 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Painting Fund Raiser

Jon and Chris Thornham.are the founders of the innovative philanthropic organization Painting With Purpose. Painting With Purpose sells digital copies of paintings created by children with special needs to raise money for charity .They are searching America to find children with special needs who would like to paint a picture and help raise money for their cause. Sample video at the website www.paintingwithpurpose.com to learn more.

UP&L Carbon Emery Alumni Christmas Party

The UP&L Carbon Emery Alumni Christmas Party will be held on Dec. 11. Social hour will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner starting at 7 p.m. The cost is $15 per person. Call Barbara Wilson @435-472-5182.

Third Annual Ice Fishing Tournament

Join Scofield State Park staff Dec. 27 for its Third Annual Ice Fishing Tournament. Registration is limited and required by calling (435) 687-2491. The cost is $13 per entrant. Check-in begins at 6:30 a.m. with the tournament beginning at 7 a.m. A prize is awarded for the biggest fish, along with drawings for door prizes, and free hot chocolate and hot dogs for everyone who participates.

The Emery County Sheriff's Office And The Emery County School District

A free seminar presented by the Emery County Sheriff's Office and the Emery County School District will feature Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, United States army (ret.) speaking on preparing for school attacks, preventing school violence, school lock down and critical incident stress on Dec. 15 from 4-8 p.m. in the Emery High school auditorium, 955 North Center, Castle Dale. Lt. Col. Grossman is an internationally recognized scholar, soldier, and expert in the field of human aggression and the roots of violence and crime. His books include the Pulitzer Prize nominated book on killing, as well as on combat, and stop teaching our kids to kill. Training will be conducted on the Emery High School Campus. No cost for seminar

Price City Fire Dept. Womens Auxillary

The Price City Fire Dept. Womens Auxilary is in need of batting for quilts that are being donated to the U of U Burn Center. If you have quilt batting to donate or could contribute monetarily to this cause, call Rita Dunn at 637-6150.

Stitches From The Heart

Stitches From the Heart need volunteers to knit, crochet, or quilt blankets, little sweaters and hats for babies in need. These items are donated to hospitals all over the country. Patterns available. Donated yarn appreciated for our seniors. Toll free 1-877-985-9212 or email us at StitchesFromHeart@aol.com Our web site is www.Stitches FromTheHeart.org.

Emery High School Plays

Watch for future productions, in January, beginning drama plays, in February, Snoopy will be presented, and in May, a yet unnamed play will be given.

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.

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 memorabilia from WWII veterans. Please contact: Kyle Nappi, 1890 Warren Road, Ostrander, OH 43061. knap607@yahoo.com

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

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 Wanted

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.

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