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Emery County Recreation To Host First Annual Dodgeball Tournament

The tournament will be held March 21 at 9 a.m. at the Emery County Rec. Building, 75 Sout 400 East Castle Dale.Get your teams together and lets see who will be crowned Emery County Champions. Register at the Emery County Rec Building before March 13. Teams must have six (or more) persons and can be made up of school business or family teams. Teams will be bracketed based on levels of players. The entry fee is $5 per person.

Emery County Relay for Life Kickoff

The kickoff for the Emery County Relay for Life will be held on Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Bldg at 176 West 100 North in Huntington. Team sign-ups will take place, along with other areas of interest pertaining to the relay. Come join us for an evening as we look toward the relay. Team sign-up between now and March 15th will be $50, after that it will be $100. Get a jump start with your team. See you there.

Ferron Library Free Fine Friday

Ferron Library is once again having February free fine Feb. 20. Come in or call the library. Patrons are eligible if their fines are less than $5 and haven't been called or sent a notice.

Prepare Your Family Garden

Come listen to Dennis Worwood from the Utah State Extension Service at the Ferron Library March 25 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. He will be discussing small family gardens. Now is the time to start preparing for the growing season. Stop by the library and see what Dennis has to say or ask a question or two.

Volunteers of America and RSVP to Walk To Russia

Volunteers of American, Retired Senior Volunteers and the Foster Grandparent Volunteers are sponsoring another walk for seniors in our county. The kick-off party for West Emery County will be March 17-18 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the RSVP office in Castle Dale. For Green River, the kick-off party will be March 24 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1:30-3 p.m. at the Community Center in the Senior Center. If you don't have a pedometer, they will be available at the kick-off parties. It is 5,548 miles to Moscow. For more information call Betty or Gerry at 381-2765 or 609-1254 or visit the RSVP office at 52 West Main, Castle Dale.

National Day of the American Cowboy

Utah Cowboys representing all 29 counties in the State will be honored on July 2 during the 75th Anniversary Celebration of the Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo. Anyone is welcome to nominate a deserving cowboy or cowgirl from within the county in which they reside to receive this honor. Cowboy or cowgirl nominee must be a current resident of the county for which the nomination is submitted. The nominee shall have made an outstanding contribution to the western heritage lifestyle and to the preservation of Utah's western and cowboy culture for future generations. Nominee should personify courage, hard work honesty, integrity, and patriotism. Nominee' may include working cowboy, rodeo cowboy, rancher, cattleman, cowboy entertainer, cowboy artist, cowboy musician, cowboy author, and others who have contributed to Utah's Cowboy and Western culture. Email for more information.

Senator Bob Bennett

Senator Bob Bennett will be in Emery County on March 7.

Emery County Republican Convention

The Emery County Republican Convention will be held April 14 at 7 p.m. in room 207 at the Old Courthouse in Castle Dale.

Utah Trail Machine Association Annual Clean-up Day At Five Mile Pass

This years event, dubbed "High Five" will be held May 23 (Memorial Day weekend). This event is a demonstration of the UTMA's committment to good citizenship and responsible behavior. In addition to clean-up work we will be promoting safety and family-oriented recreational OHV activities. The trail rides at the end of the day will be educational as well as fun. They are inviting 70+ OHV clubs and associations in Utah to join us and we're presenting this event in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Managment and the Utah Department of Natural Resources.

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, please contact Jan Hess or Dixie Swasey to add their name to the list. Thank you for all of your help and support. American Legion Auxilary Unit 42 Jan Hess 435-384-2753 or Dixie Swasey 435-384-3172.

Looking 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 to attend and is asked to bring a pot luck dish.

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 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, President 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. Please 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 1,000 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 Rep. 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 EmeryClassof89@Hotmail.

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