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Festive Friday

Festive Friday will be held on March 20. Saving of the Green will be the topic. From noon to 1 p.m. upstairs at the old courthouse. Come and learn tips and fun ways to save money in hard economic times. Learn about Utah Saves. Lunch and handouts $2.

Millsite Ladies Golf League Opening Social

The opening social for the Millsite Ladies Golf league will be held April 21 at 6:30 p.m. at Millsite Clubhouse. A light dinner will be served. All new ideas will be welcomed regarding schedule and etc. Encourage all the ladies you know to come and join, while learning the game of golf. Membership is $25 and will include a T-shirt with the association name printed on the front. Sizes and team colors, as well as dues will be discussed at the social. RSVP no later than April 16 to Donna at 384-2800, Joan at 609-1240, or Mickey at 384-2943. A golf instruction and technique workshop will be held on May 2, taught by Annette Hatch, lunch will also be served. RSVP and more information at the social. League play begins on April 28.

Emery County Historical Society Members

You are welcome to our March meeting on March 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Museum Of The San Rafael in Castle Dale. The subject will be "Outlaw Chasers." Panel discussion featuring: Jerry and Judy Nichols along with Kelly Taylor. "Who Was the Sun Dance Kid?" Yes, of course there will be music and refreshments. Come and enjoy the evening with us. Watch for our April Meeting. We are planning a trek to somewhere mysterious and exciting. And...if it snows we have a terrific backup. Have you paid your 2009 dues? Still $5.

Bring Your Friends

Class of 1989 High School Reunion. It will take place on July 11. They 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

Brigham Young University Easter Conference

The BYU Easter Conference will be held April 11 from 9 a.m.-noon. The keynote speaker is Bonnie D. Parkin, former general Relief Society president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The conference will also feature two other speakers and instrumental and vocal presentations. The Easter conference is free to the public.

Health Camp

High School students interested in a future health care career are welcome to participate in the Health Career Exploration Camp at Southern Utah University. The camp will take place June 8-10 and is open to all 9th-12th grade high school students. The camp is designed to teach students about health care careers in a hands-on learning environment with health care professionals. Participants will participate in eight different workshops, as well as participate in the SUU-Rocky Mountain Power Challenge Course to learn leadership skills. Workshops are hands-on and teach students about careers such as: veterinary, dentistry, doctor, nurse, pharmacist, medical technologist and many more. Group activities, including keynote speakers and a dance are also included. Cost for the camp is $70, which includes housing during the camp at The Eccles Living Learning Center, meals, workshop supplies and a camp t-shirt. Scholarships are available to waive the cost of camp for individuals who qualify based on household income. Transportation to and from Southern Utah University is up to the individual attendee. The Health Career Exploration Camp is sponsored by the Southern Utah University Center for Rural Health. For more information you can contact Carrie Torgersen at 435-638-7449 or You can also download an application packet for camp by visiting their website at Space is limited and participants will be selected on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Ferron Easter Egg Hunt

Ferron City Easter egg hunt will be held April 8 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Toddlers age 3 and under-9 a.m. at the soccer field; preschool ages-9:30 a.m. at the soccer field; kindergarten-9:30 a.m. at the kindergarten playground; first graders-10:30 a.m. at the main playground; second graders-11 a.m. at the main playground; third graders- 1 p.m. at the main playground; and fourth graders-1:30 p.m. at the main playground. Main Street Market is providing bags for the children to carry their eggs in. All children will get to hunt for eggs, then meet in the gym for a special prize. Sponsored by the Ferron Youth Council.

Desert Edge Christian Chapel Easter Sunrise Service

Desert Edge Christian Chapel will hold Easter Sunrise service April 12 at 7:30 a.m. at the chapel located at 500 South Main Street in Huntington. A breakfast buffet will be served following the service. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Gallery East

Prints, paintings and mixed media by Ike Bushman will be on display at Gallery East on the CEU campus through April 3. Reception and gallery talk will be April 3 from 7-9 p.m. Gallery East hours are Monday and Wednesday 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Friday 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Cleveland Easter Egg Hunt

The Cleveland/Elmo youth town councils will sponsor this years Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4 at noon. All preschool and elementary age children are invited to meet in front of the Cleveland Town Hall. So bring your baskets and don't miss the fun in Cleveland. It's fun, it's free and everybody gets a prize. Don't be late, it starts promptly at noon. For more information call the town hall at 653-2310.

Mens and Womens Softball Registration

Men and Women softball team registrations are in progress. Register your team before May 19 at the Emery County Recreation Center. Mens league will begin May 26. Womens league will begin May 27. Call Emery County Recreation at 381-2108 for more information.

Emery County Senior Centers March Calendars

Emery Center: exercise, Monday-Friday 8-9:30 a.m.; lunch, every Wednesday; band, March 25.

Castle Dale Center

Lunch/bingo, every Wednesday; line dancing, every Thursday, 10 a.m.; art class, every Tuesday, 3 p.m.; Phase 10 games, every Thursday, noon; Rook Club, every Thursday, 1:30 p.m.; craft day, every Friday, 9 a.m.; shopping bus, Friday, call for reservations.

Huntington Center

Blood pressure March 23; lunch/Bingo, every Monday; line dancing, March 10, 1:30 p.m.; excercise, Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.; shopping bus, Friday, call for reservations.

Ferron Center

Lunch, Monday/Tuesday; exercise, every Thursday, 1 p.m.; lunch, Tuesday/Wednesday, ceramics and/or shopping, call for dates.

Emery County RSVP "Walk to Russia"

Volunteers of America Utah, RSVP and FGP are sponsoring another walk for seniors in our county.The kick off party for Emery County west, 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, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Senior Center, 1:30 p.m.-3 p.m. at the Community Center. If you don't have a pedometer they will have them at the "kick off" parties. It is 5,548 miles to Moscow. For more information call Betty: 435-381-2765, cell 435-609-1254. Gerry: 435-381-2765. RSVP office: 52 West Main, Castle Dale.

Emery High Spardettes Spring Show

March 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Spartan Center. $3 per person. Children 5 and under free.

Adult Ballroom Dance Classes

Adult ballroom dance classes will begin March 26 and run for eight weeks. Classes will be from 6-8 p.m. at the Emery County Recreation Center, 75 South 400 East, Castle Dale. Jaley Stilson is the instructor. The cost is $40 for a single, $65 for a couple, and if you want only one or two classes, the cost will be $7 per person per class. Ages 14 and up are welcome. Must register at the Recreation Center before March 23.

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 April 17 at noon. Everyone is welcome to attend and bring a pot luck dish.

March 26, Preparedness Awareness Fair

The annual preparedness awareness fair is to be held at the events center at the Carbon County fairgrounds in Price. It is on March 26 from 4-7 p.m. Everyone welcome to come and get free information on how to better prepare for an emergency or disaster.

American Legion Spring Convention

The American Legion Spring Convention will be held March 28 at the Huntignton Senior Center at 11 a.m. National Auxiliary President will be the special guest speaker. This convention is for all members, ladies and men. A luncheon will be served at a cost of $8. RSVP to Carolyn Randall at P.O. Box 164, Elmo, UT 84521 or Jenny Olson at P.O. Box 1354, Huntington, UT 84528.

Fourth Annual Baseball Camp March 27-28

There will be a two day baseball camp at the Huntington Complex from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 27 and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 28. The cost for the camp is $65 or if you can only attend one day the cost is $35. If you would like your child to have some one on one time with an instructor, (which will start right after the camp) the cost is $25 for a half hour. They can learn hitting, catching, pitching, in-fielding or outfielding. Boys and girls age 8 and up are encouraged to attend. Lunch will be provided. Contact Shaun or Kris Bell, 748-2906 or 749-2239.

Huntington Little League Baseball sign-ups

For information about Huntington Little League baseball sign-ups please contact 687-2747.

Emery County Relay For Life

It is now time to sign up your team for this years Emery County Relay for Life Cancer walk. It will take place on June 12-13 at the Emery High School. The next meeting will be held on March 26. We will later post where the meeting will be held. The registration will be $100 for a team. To sign up your team contact Judi Bishop at 653-2221.

Youth Dance in Ferron

A youth dance will be held in Ferron at the fairgrounds building on March 21 from 7-10 p.m. It is for youth ages 12-18 and a student ID is required. Admission is $2 and there will be free pop. DJ is Willie Frisbie.

Raising Money for Guyana

Benjamin and Sharlene Heward have created "Humanitarian Guyana" to help the many thousands in need in Guyana South America. They need to raise an additional $10,000 for this Humanitarian Rescue Trip; scheduled for June 2009. Charitable donations represent the primary source of funding for the organization. Mail donations to: PO Box 1390 Orem, UT 84059-1390 or donate at any Mountain America Credit Union, into the "Humanitarian Guyana" account.

New AA Meeting

A newly established AA meeting will be held every Monday night from 7-8 p.m. at the Huntington Senior Center, 176 West 100 North.

Desert Edge Christian Chapel Website

Desert Edge Christian Chapel in Huntington is hosting a new website, Information about services, current events, comments, prayer requests, sermons and Bible studies times are available on line.

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.

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. 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 welcoming 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.

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, civilians 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.

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

Problems with a drug or alcohol addiction in a loved one? Don't know whom to turn to for help? 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

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

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 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

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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