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Local writing contest invites would-be authors

Local author and parenting expert Wendy Green is working on a book aimed at helping parents teach their children about money, life and success. She is welcoming local authors to submit their own stories for potential publication in her book. All stories will be considered for inclusion with an award of $100 for the best story. Stories should be positive, well-written, and under 1,000 words. Any story or idea relating to teaching children principles relating to life and success will be considered. Authors may submit ideas from their own experiences as a parent, teacher, child, or observer. For more information, visit or contact Wendy Green directly at The deadline for submission is June 1, 2009.

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.

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, contact: Mike Rowland, Archivist, WR-LC/MU, 1942 Heritage Blvd., Robins AFB GA 31098-2442.

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.

Swearing In Ceremony

The swearing in ceremony for the Emery County elected officials will be held Jan. 5, 2009 at noon in the commission chambers. Laurie Pitchforth will be sworn in as Emery County Commissioner and Steven Stream will be sworn in as Justice Court Judge. The public is welcome to attend and refreshments will be served.

Creating Vigilant, Prepared, and Resilient Communities for Homeland Security Training

Jan. 14-15, 2009 Castle Dale County Building 75 East Main Street, Castle Dale, Utah. Who should attend? Everyone interested in building partnerships and working collaboratively to make their community Vigilant, Prepared, and Resilient. For more information Call: Rich Hendricks, Western Community Policing Institute 435 760-2471.

Fly-tying Clinic

Learn how to tie flies like a pro. Starting Jan. 14 for six weeks. $20 registration fee includes nearly all supplies. Register at the Emery County Recreation building on Jan. 5 or 6 before 6 p.m.

Racquetball Tournament

Emery County Recreation will be holding a racquetball tournament at the Food Ranch on Jan. 17 beginning at 8 a.m. There is a $10 entrance fee, prizes for the winners. Register at the Emery County Recreation building on Jan. 5 or 6 before 6 p.m.

New Years Celebration

Ring in the New Year at the Price Senior Citizen Center 9 p.m. till midnight with "Music of the Heart." All ages welcome, refreshments will be served and party favors supplied (donations suggested). For more information contact Annette at 650-0049.

Scholarship Opportunity

Highly regarded study abroad program offers intensive Spanish immersion in one of the most biologically diverse countries on the planet. Take a good look at Costa Rica ¡Pura Vida! for the summer experience of a lifetime. Partial Scholarships covering 23 of all costs are available. Priority application deadline for these $3,466 grants is fast approaching! 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. Who is eligible? High school students aged 15-17 with two years of basic Spanish and course in biology by June 2009. Program dates: June 26 - July 22, 2009 and July 10 - Aug. 5, 2009 Priority application deadline: Feb. 6, 2009

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

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 Our web site is www.Stitches

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