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Free Resource Makes Applying for Student Financial Aid Easier

Self-guided presentation walks students through the sometimes-confusing financial aid application process. The Utah Higher Education Assistance Authority is very pleased to announce "Navigating the FAFSA," a much-needed new resource to help students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (commonly called the "FAFSA"). This tool is a self-directed presentation that guides students through topics explaining the purpose of the FAFSA, how to obtain a PIN to sign their FAFSA securely online, what information should be gathered, how to complete the FAFSA, and how to submit it. Easily found on the front page of the UHEAA website, this presentation gives high school counselors and financial aid professionals another tool to help their students. To access the presentation go to http://www.uheaa.org/ and click on the "Navigating the FAFSA" button. The presentation can also be found through UHEAA's Facebook page.

Class Of 1989 Reunion

Times and date have been set. July 11. Picnic to begin at 12 noon at the park by the rodeo grounds in Castle Dale. Bring children and your own lunch. Dinner to start at 5 p.m. at the high school. For more information, send your mailing addresses to EmeryClassof89@Hotmail.com or ShaliseGarner@Hotmail.com. Within the next month or so, you should be seeing an invitation with all details and cost for dinner. Send in those addresses and spread the word.

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.

BYU Easter Conference

The BYU Easter Conference 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 and will be held during the Easter weekend, on April 11, from 9 a.m.-noon.

Health Care 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 9-12th grade high school students. 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 torgersen@suu.edu. You can also download an application packet for camp by visiting their website at www.suu.edu/ruralhealth. 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 Counil.

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 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 Republican Convention

April 7 is the date set for The Emery County Republican Organizing Convention. The purpose is to elect Emery County Republican Officers. The convention will begin at 7 p.m. in the old Courthouse, Room 207 at 75 East Main, Castle Dale. Registration for county delegates will begin at 6:15 p.m. and will end at 6:45 p.m. Delegates will need a picture ID. All Emery County residents are welcome and encouraged to attend this convention. Present at this meeting will be candidates runnng for the State Republican Chair, Utah State Senator David Hinkins and Rep. Kay McIff will give a short report on the Utah Legislative session.

College of Eastern Utah Fine Arts Department

Presents "Endgame" By Samuel Beckett, Directed by Todd Olsen, April 2-4 and 6-7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Geary Theatre at CEU.

Huntington RUCD Head Start Open Enrollment

Huntington Head Start is holding open enrollment in March and April. Head Start is a free pre-school serving all of Emery County from Ferron to Elmo. Students are bused to and from school, served two hot meals, receive health services and a lot of fun. Call 687-5301 to enroll.

Free Developmental Screening

Do you have questions or concerns about your child's development? Make an appointment for developmental screening for your child if he/she is five or younger. Baby Watch/Early EnterventionProgram, Emery School District Preschool, and Head Start will be screening children for possible admission/enrollment into any of the available programs or preschools. Public Health Office (Boyds Pharmacy Building) 25 West Main St. Castle Dale, April 16, 9 a.m. -2 p.m. Call Head Start @ 687-5301 to schedule an appointment or for further information. Please bring your child's birth certificate and immunization record to your appointment. Screening include: vision, hearing speech/language, developmental.

Cleveland Town Spring Burn Season

The Cleveland Town Spring Burn Season is from March 28th to April 26th, 2009.

Permits are available at the Town Office, 100 W. Main, Cleveland, Ut.

Everyone must obtain a permit prior to burning. There are no fees for a burn permit. Allowable material: dry weeds, garden waste, irrigation ditches, tree limbs (under 6 inches in diameter) tree and shrub trimmings, scrap lumber (untreated). Any questions please call the Town Office, 653-2310

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 7 and 16 at noon. Everyone is welcome to attend and bring a pot luck dish.

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 registration will be $100 for a team. To sign up your team contact Judi Bishop at 653-2221.

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, www.desertedgecc.com. Information about services, current events, comments, prayer requests, sermons and Bible studies times are available on line.

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

This years event, dubbed "High Five" will be held May 23. 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 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 www.drugsno.com

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. knap607@yahoo.com

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.

DVDs4VETs

To donate DVDs to veterans who otherwise do not have access to them, visit www.dvds4vets.org. 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 www.drugrehabresource.net.

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 www.uhccf.org

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 www.inhomerx.com 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 www.wheelchairfoundation.org/utah

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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