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Emery County Progress

The newspaper is looking to spotlight the county's senior citizens. If you know of a senior who would like to tell his/her story, send their story and a photo to Emery County Progress, P.O. Box 589, Castle Dale, Utah, 84513 or

Emery County Community Services

Our next meeting is Oct. 4, at 9 a.m. at the Food Bank at 40 South Center, Castle Dale (between the Post Office and Boyd's Pharmacy).

Professional Educational Forum

The National Association of Social Workers, Utah Chapter, will host the First Annual Professional Educational Forum at the Museum of Fine Arts at the University of Utah on Nov. 19. For specifics and information call NASW at 1-801-583-8855.

Christmas Festival

Christmas Festival, Nov. 1-2 in the Emery County Recreation Building at the Rodeo grounds in Castle Dale. Nov. 1 from 1-9 p.m. and Nov. 2 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Rocky Mountain School of Baseball

The Rocky Mountain School of Baseball announces its annual Fall Extravaganza Tournaments in Mesquite, Nev. and St. George. Week 1 will be Oct. 18-20 in the following groups: 10-u,11-u, 12-u, 13-u, 14-u, 16-u, and 18-u. Week 2 will be held Oct. 25-27 with the same age groups, including an 8-9 division. For more information or to register log on to or call, toll free at 1-877-272-0862.

Benefit for Blaine Jensen-Jackpot Team Roping

Oct. 5 at the Castle Dale Arena, sign up at 9 a.m., roping starts at 10 a.m. Benefit for Blaine Jensen of Cleveland. Call Kevin at 687-2204, Gary at 381-5184, Kip at 687-9712, or Lorraine at 653-2220.

Lose Weight and Keep it Off

Desert Edge Christian Chapel is going to start a "First Place" program on Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. to lose weight and keep it off. Find your motivation through inspiration. Contact 687-2933 for more information.

Land Use and Property Rights

Fourth Annual Conference on Private Property and the Public Good in Ogden on Oct. 9 at the Ogden Eccles Conference Center. Two legal scholars will help Utah land owners, real estate professionals, and citizen planners understand current trends in property rights. For more information, contact the Ombudsman at 801-537-3455.

Workshop for Artists

The Utah Arts Council's Artist Resource Center announces its next workshop for artists, Creating Your own Artist Website, to be held Oct. 8, from 6-8 p.m. in the Rio Grande Depot, 310 South Rio Grande Street (455 West). This workshop is free and requires no registration. For more information contact Laura at 801-533-3582 or

Ferron Youth City Council

Meet the Candidates Night, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. at Ferron City Hall. All republican and democrat Emery County candidates will address issues- become more informed and remember to vote.

Rocky Point Haunted House

The Olympic Spirits return to Salt Lake City as Rocky Point Haunted House opens its 2002 season Sept. 13. The RPHH will be open every Tues. -Thurs. evening, 7:30-10:30 p.m. and Fri. and Sat. 7:30-Midnight, through Nov. 2. The house is located at 3400 South State Street. The public information hotline is 801-463-7701.

Cleveland's Fall Festival

Celebrate the end of summer and the new playground equipment. Bring a jar of your bottled fruit, veggies, pickles, relish, salsa, jam, etc. to trade and a pot luck dish or dessert. The town will furnish hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks. Local fire fighters will also be honored. Games and door prizes. Oct. 12 from 3-5 p.m. If the weather is bad, it will be rescheduled.

San Rafael Field Tours

Four additional field tours will be provided on each Sat. throughout Oct. as part of the overall San Rafael Swell Study.

Open house meetings originally scheduled for early Oct. have been rescheduled for the week of Nov. 18 in the same locations, Richfield, Salt Lake City, Price, Green River and Castle Dale.

Pioneer Theatre

Pioneer Theatre Company opens its 40th anniversary season with the regional premiere of Proof by David Auburn, Sept. 18 -Oct. 5. To coincide with this presentation, the PTC Gallery will present works of art by Stephanie Saint-Thomas, entitled "Inner Sanctum." For ticket information call the box office at 801-581-6961 or visit the PTC website at

Southern Utah State Homecoming

SUU will have homecoming activities on Oct. 11-12. REO Speedwagon will perform on Oct. 11 at 8 p.m. at the Centrum on the SUU campus, with the homecoming dance to follow. On Oct. 12 SUU will play Cal-poly at 7 p.m. Call the Centrum Ticket Office 1-435-586-7872 or through Smithtixx 1-800-888-tixx.

Utah Arts Council

Members of the Utah Arts Council's Board of Directors are available to speak to local groups about the importance of utilizing economic tools found in the arts to strengthen Utah communities. If your group is interested in learning more about how the arts are important to economic prosperity, contact Jerald Holyoak, 801-328-5047, or the Utah Arts Council at 801-236-7552 for more information.

Consumer Information Catalog

A new Consumer Information Catalog is available at no cost. This catalog contains a variety of information to help save you money and answer your questions. It can be obtained by calling 1-888-8PUEBLO, that's 1-888-878-3256, weekdays 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET., or visit to order.

Childrens Issues

The sixth annual Critical Issues Facing Children and Adolescents, Nov. 7-8 at the Salt Lake City Center Hilton, 255 South West Temple. Call ESI Management Group for more information or if you have questions about registration, 1-801-272-9446.

Castle Dale Library Story Hour

Castle Dale Library will host story hour every other Friday at 10:30 a.m. Story hour will begin on Sept. 20, and it will be held Oct. 4 and 18, Nov. 1 and 15, and Dec. 6 and 20.

Ferron Memory Afghan

Old Mill Camp is selling Ferron Memory Afghans. They are selling these afghans to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the settlement of Ferron. They contain historical images as well as current Ferron sites. Call 384-2648 or 384-2902 for more information.

Ten Free Trees

Ten free trees will be given to each person who joins The National Arbor Day Foundation during September.

The free trees are part of the nonprofit Foundation's Trees for American campaign. The ten trees are the American Redbud, White Pine, Sugar Maple, White Flowering Dogwood, Pin Oak, Red Maple, Birch, Silver Maple, Red Oak, and Colorado Blue Spruce.

The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting between Oct. 15 and Dec. 10 with enclosed planting instructions. To receive the free trees, send a $10 membership contribution to TEN TREES, National Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave. Nebraska City, NE 68410, by Oct. 7.

U.S.D.A. Website for Those Needing Hay

USDA has developed an internet website for producers of livestock that "need/have" hay, haying or grazing available. The website is located at and has a quick link titled FSA HayNet. This is available to assist livestock producers in finding needed hay or grazing.

Tuacahn Prepares for Return of "Utah"

The anticipated return of the musical "UTAH!" is coming this fall to the Tuacahn Amphitheatre. This show is the story of Jacob Hamblin and his struggle to make peace with the Paiutes.

"UTAH" will be presented in the Tuacahn Amphitheatre Monday through Saturday from Sept. 12 to Oct. 22. Show time is 7:30 p.m. A chuckwagon cookout is offered before the show beginning at 6 p.m.

To order tickets call the Tuacahn Box Office at 652-3300 or 1-800-SHOW-UTAH. For more information see

Illustrations by Marc Chagall

Old Testament Illustrations will be on display at the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery on the Southern Utah State University campus Sept. 13 to Oct. 11. Admission is free and the gallery hours are Noon -7 p.m.

Albuterol Products Available

The In Home Rx Program makes available breathing medications and Nebulizers to patients who may have Asthma, Emphysema or COPD at no cost to the recipient, if they qualify. If you are an oxygen user at home or have severe problems with breathing conditions, please call for more information to see if you qualify. 1-800-625-1622 or visit the website

Veteran, Dependents, Widows

A service officer from the American Legion will be in your area to assist you in understanding and applying for VA benefits, including compensation, pension, hospitalization, education and other benefits. This is a free service and veterans need not be a member of the American Legion to recieve assistance. The Service Officer will be at the Department of Workforce Services Price Employment Center, 475 West Price River Drive, Suite 256. Call for date and times.

NAMI Conference

The National Association for people with Mental Illness 2002 conference "Bridges to Hope" will be held at the Sheraton City Center Hotel, 150 West 500 South in Salt Lake City on Oct. 19. This conference will begin with registration at 7:30 a.m. and will feature keynote speaker Richard K Nakamura, PhD. and three workshops sessions throughout the day. Contact NAMI Utah for more information.

Support Group

Bringing hope to single moms support group and self-reliance class now being offered in Castle Dale. Open to the public free of charge. It will be held on Thursday evenings from 7-8 p.m. There will be on site child care available with prior notice. The course offers self-reliance skills, recourses, skills on setting up a safety net and starting a new life plan. For more information call Jennifer at 381-2827 or Jackie at 637-5542.

Clinic For Woman

Southeastern Utah District Health Department is offering a clinic for women between the age 40- 64. Get a private check-up by a female provider. Get a pap test and breast exam. Receive a free mammogram voucher. Women must meet age and income guideline to qualify for a free exam and mammogram. For more information call 381-2252.

Emery County Landfill

Business hours for the Emery County Landfill are Tuesday-Friday., 9 a.m.-5:15 p.m. and on Saturday, 8 a.m- 4:15 p.m. Closed on Mondays. For questions call 381-2719.

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