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Buck Horn District Klondike Derby (Winter Survival Camp)

Joe's Valley west side Big Pavilion, on Feb.13-14. Registration will start at 4:30 p.m. Cost $5 per boy $2 per adult. Patch will be given to all in attendance. Three gift certificates will be awarded to the top three troops in the competitions. Things to bring for each troop: fire stand or barrel, fire wood and coal; water, toilet paper; 10'x10' piece of plastic for everyone; compass for each boy; film canister or empty pill bottle or empty M&M tube; at least one fishing pole with one ounce weight; each boy can bring their own for the casting competition; camp chair if desired; and Class B uniform (no uniform inspection). Remember "Pack it in Pack it Out."

Attention Emery County Residents

Do you have a friend or a loved one who is serving in the military in a combat zone? If so, Operation Home Support would like to add their names to their list. Once on the list, the ladies of Operation Home Support take it upon themselves to send these soldiers care packages and letters to let them know they are appreciated and loved. So if you have someone in mind, or know of someone who is serving in a combat zone in any branch of the military, contact Jan Hess or Dixie Swasey to add their name to the list. We appreciate you for all of your help and support. American Legion Auxilary Unit 42-Jan Hess 435-384-2753 or Dixie Swasey 435-384-3172.

Free Pilot Trial for Injured Veterans

A New Orleans doctor is looking for veterans of either the Iraq war or the war in Afghanistan who have suffered traumatic brain injury or post traumatic stress disorder to participate in a free pilot trial of treatment that so far has had 100 percent beneficial results. Veterans who qualify will be flown to the clinic (and home later) free, and sponsors are making lodging, meals and transportation available at vastly reduced rates. Interested veterans are asked to call Dr. Harch's office in New Orleans for an interview at (504) 309-4948.

Emery County Community Theatre

The Emery County Community Theatre will present Nunsense, a hilarious comedy about a convent full of nuns on March 12-14. Watch for times and place.

Learn To Be Self Sufficient

A class which teaches self sufficiency and using home food storage is being taught at the Courthouse in Castle Dale on March 6 at noon. Everyone is welcome.

Utah Young Humanitarian Award Program

The purpose of this award is to recognize youth who excel at giving back to their communities and to inspire more youth to service. This award program which is in its fifth year, offers a $5,000 college scholarship and is open to all secondary and undergraduate college students in Utah, who are American citizens. Funding for the program is provided by Chase bank and Xmission internet services. Application packets have been mailed to scholarship counselors and service club leaders throughout the State. The application and guidlines can be found online at Deadline for application is March 7.

Utah State Courts Plan Judge For A Day Program Celebrating Lincoln's Bicentennial

Students who believe TV dramas such as "Law and Order," are an accurate depiction of how the courts operate can judge for themselves as part of the fourth annual Judge for a Day program offered by the Utah State Courts. The Judge for a Day program is organized by the state courts in recognition of Law Day, which is on May 1. The state court is asking Utah high schools to select a student to participate in the program based on an essay, civic involvement resume, or teacher nomination. Student essays should be written about the "A Legacy of Liberty: Celebrating Lincoln's Bicentennial," which is the 2009 Law Day theme. The Law Day theme is selected by the American Bar Association and will explore the role of law in fulfilling the promises of the Declaration of Independence. On May 1, 1958, Pres. Dwight D. Eisenhower proclaimed the first Law Day as a day of national dedication to the principle of government under law. Each student will shadow a judge in one of the state's eight judicial districts in either April or May. The student will spend the day learning what it takes to become a judge, the duties a judge performs, and about the judicial branch of government. Schools are asked to submit an application form by March 6 to the Utah State Court's public information officer, Nancy Volmer, at An application form for Law Day is available on the court's Web site at ( ). More information on the Law Day theme is available at ( ).

Emery High PST Conferences

Emery High School will hold a parent/student/teacher conference on Feb. 18 from 3:30-9 p.m. in the media center. Mid-term progress reports will be distributed to the students on Feb. 13.

Shop At Albertsons And Donate To Habitat For Humanity Of Castle Country

Albertsons shoppers can save money shopping and have up to 4 percent of the value of their shopping dollars donated to Habitat for Humanity of Castle Country. Even if you are already signed on, it will be necessary to re-link your card by Feb. 28. You can do this at any Albertsons store, or go online to Enter your Preferred Savings Card number and Habitat for Humanity of Castle Country's ID # 49000111297. If you don't know your Preferred Savings Card number, call (877) 932-7948. Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. We seek to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses together in partnership with families in need. Currently we are seeking homeowner applicants, board members and volunteers. Contact the Habitat for Humanity of Castle Country at 435-637-9701 in Price for more information.

Special Needs Swim Program

Registration will be held Feb. 24 at the Emery County Recreation Office for the children with special needs swim program. The program will run March 2-6 from 4-5 p.m. each day. This program is for children who are not able to participate in other county programs who are physically or mentally challenged. Your child must qualify to participate in this program. For more information contact Emery County Recreation at 381-2108.

1,000 Quitting Program

March to 1000 quitting promotion is still going strong, for those who are quitting smoking. Potential or current quitters can get additional support and the chance to win $1,000 by going to www.1000quitters.cosigning up on the webpage.

Free Student Aid Workshop

Seniors and Parents. Free money available. Need help filling out your FAFSA? There will be a free application for federal student aid workshop at Emery High with Kim Booth, CEU Representative on Feb. 24 at 6 p.m. in the Emery High Library.

Buckhorn District Eagle Scout Dinner

The Buckhorn District Eagle Scout award dinner will be held at the Museum of the San Rafael on March 7 at 6:30 p.m. For more information contact Dana at 687-9864.

Class of 1989 High School Reunion.

It will take place on July 11. We will have a picnic with children and spouses during the day and a dinner, karaoke, and slide show that evening at the high school. Classmates, send your mailing addresses to or

Renowned Utah photographer

Craig Law will have his work "The Art in Rock Art" displayed in College of Eastern Utah's Gallery East through March 5.

Kohl's Scholarship

Kohl's is kicking off its annual scholarship program, Kids Who Care, to recognize and reward youth volunteers nationwide. Nominations are accepted through March 15. To nominate a deserving youth, age 6-18, visit . The 2009 Kids Who Care program will recognize more than 2,000 kids with $350,000 in scholarships and prizes.

Huntington City Dog Licenses

The Huntington City 2009 dog licenses are now due. Proof of current rabies vaccination must be presented before license can be issued. Deadline for dog licenses is March 1. Dog licenses may be purchased at the Huntington City Hall or at the rabies clinic which will be held at the Huntington City Fire Station on the following dates: Feb. 21: 10 a.m.-noon (Glen Jensen DVM).

Campground Host Wanted

The Emery County Recreation Special Service District is taking bids for a campground host at Bear Creek Campground. The host will perform various duties and will work under the direction of the Emery County Recreation director. The contract will begin April 5 and end Oct. 15. A bid packet may be picked up at the Emery County Recreation office at 75 South 400 East, Castle Dale. All bids must be turned into Emery County Recreation by March 6 at 5 p.m.

Vendors Wanted

The Emery County Fair is now accepting applications for food and general vendors for the Emery County Fair which will be held on Aug. 6-8. To be an exclusive food vendor, you must have your application into the Emery County Recreation office at 75 South 400 East, Castle Dale, by March 20. An application may be picked up at the office between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. and 1:30-5 p.m., Monday through Friday, or go to the website For more information contact Emery County Recreation at 435-381-2108.

Valentine Carnival

The 14th annual Huntington Elementary PTA Valentine Carnival will be held on Feb. 13 from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Huntington Elementary gym. Tickets will be 10 for $1. There will be food, games and fun. There will be a craft sale and bake sale. Games will include: fish pond, cake walk, RJ the Clown, football toss, coin toss, pop game, face painting, treasure hunt and much more. Everyone welcome.

EmeryCounty 4-H Family Photos

Feb. 13, 14, and 15 at the Emery County Courhouse upstairs, 75 Main Street Castle Dale, $10 for 16 x 20 (other sizes available). This is a great 4-H fundraiser, please support 4-H. Learn how you can get your entire picture packet free. Call the extension office at 381-2381 for an appointment today.

Orangeville Rabies and License Clinics

Orangeville rabies and license clinic will be held Feb. 21 at the fire station from 10 a.m. to noon. All dogs need to be licensed in the city, house dogs and outside dogs. The deadline for licensing is March 1.

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

Attention: WWII Veterans

An 18 year old senior from Ostrander, Ohio is looking for stories and other memorabilea from WWII veterans. Contact: Kyle Nappi, 1890 Warren Road, Ostrander, OH 43061.

WWII Veterans

Seeking officers, enlisted men, WACs, cadets, Britons, xivilians and /or their families and friends who were stationed at Cochran Field, or lived in Macon, Ga. 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.


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 meet the additional guidelines of the program. If the patient's need is for use in the home, 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.

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