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Golf Tournament

The Miss Emery Celebrity Golf tournament will be on May 9 at 9 a.m. at the Millsite Golf Course in Ferron. Sponsored by Emery Recreation District and the Millsite Mens Association. Four person scramble, $200 per team. Includes all fees and a lunch. Raffle tickets for a driver and other prizes on sale. Hole in one on Hole 5 wins a new car. Hole in one on Hole 7 wins a utility trailer. Funds raised will benefit Miss Emery and the Children's Miracle Network. Call Millsite at 381-2887 to sign-up your team.

Veteran's Benefits

So many veterans feel confused about benefits and services they've earned. There's so much to know...and so many changes from one year to the next. That's why the nonprofit D-A-V offers help. The DAV Mobile Service Office will be at the following locations to personally provide the best counseling and claim filing assistance available. Like all D-A-V services, help from the Mobile Service Office is free to all veterans and members of their families.
May 4, 2009 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Department of Work Force Services 162 North 400 East, Building B, 176 East 200 North, St. George, Utah
May 5, 2009 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Department of Work Force Services, Cedar City, Utah
May 6, 2009 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Department of Work Force Services, 115 East 100 South, Richfield, Utah
May 7, 2009 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Department of Work Force Services, 457 Kane Creek Boulevard, Moab, Utah

National Anthem Auditions

The Desertview Pro Rodeo and Emery County Fair will be holding auditions for a solo, duo or group to sing the National Anthem. Auditions will be held May 12 @ 7 p.m. for more information on location and to register, please contact the Emery County Recreation office at 435-381-2108.

RC&D Meeting

The Castleland Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) Council, Inc. will hold a meeting on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at the Green River City Hall. For special accommodations please call (435) 381-2300 ext. 101.

Food Handler's Classes

There will be Food Handler's Classes for all persons working in restaurants, bars, nursing homes, school cafeterias, convenience stores or deli's. Classes will be taught in Price, on April 22, May 12 and June 16 at 9 a.m. and 4 & 7 p.m., 28 S. 100 E. In Castle Dale, on May 13 and June 17 at 4 & 7 p.m., 25 W. Main St. In Green River, on May 20 at 10 a.m. & 6 p.m., 460 E. Main St. The classes are two hours in length and the cost is $10 to take the test. For more info. call 637-3671 or 381-2252.

Spay/Neuter Clinic

The Big Fix Discount Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic will be in your area: May 27: Green River - City Hall, 460 East Main Street. Appointments available, call (435) 564-3448. Walk-up micro-chipping and vaccinations available to anyone while veterinarian is at the premises! A $5 processing fee applies to clients getting vaccinations only. Female dog $60, Male dog $50, Female cat $35, Male cat $25. Cat Family Plan $100 (mom & litter fixed - all kittens must be from one litter and less than 5 mos. old). $10 extra for pregnancies and dogs 40 - 80lbs, $20 extra for dogs over 80lbs. Additional fees for animals with special conditions. Animals must be between 8 weeks and six years of age and weigh at least 2 lbs. Do not feed pet after 9 PM the night before surgery if pet is over 4 mos; do not feed after 6 AM if pet is under 4 mos. Water ok. No sick animals. Cats must be in labeled carriers, dogs on leashes. For more Info: 1-866-PETS FIX (1-866-7387 349) or

It's Trek time!!!! Emery County historical members are invited to our April/spring trek.

When: Saturday, April 25th, 2009 Where: Willow Springs Coal Mine, Butch Cassidy name Meet at the Emery park at 8:45 (for donuts & juice) Bring: pot luck dish, water, coats, chairs. Historical society will furnish the hot dogs and buns. High clearance vehicles will be required. We will lunch at Butch Cassidy's cave!!! (Or at the courthouse) In case of inclement weather (that means wind and snow) we have a back up. Ben grimes has a slide presentation about the historic mapping of Emery County by A D Ferron at the courthouse in Canyon Room. Have you paid your 2009 dues? Still $5.00 Questions: call Joyce 749-0041 Bring your friends!!!!!!

ACT Test

The next ACT achievement test will be administered on June 13, 2009. Students who wish to take the college admission and placement exam must register by May 8, 2009. Late registration deadline is available May 9 -22, 2009 for an extra fee. Students may register online at or pick up registration forms from high school counseling offices.

Miss Emery

Interested girls between ages 17-24 are welcome to enter the Miss Emery Scholarship Pageant on July 11. Scholarship is $1,200 and a new computer for first place; $700-second and $500-third. Call Jerilyn at 381-5667, Leslie at 381-2119 or Patsy at 381-2431.

Emery Co. Democrat Convention

at the Huntington Senior Center April 23 6:00pm $10.00 donation for the meal door prices The election for county officers for the coming two years.The Emery County Democrats will be holding their county convention and dinner on Thursday, April 23 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center (175 West 100 North in Huntington). ALL INTERESTED PEOPLE ARE INVITED TO ATTEND. County party officers will be elected and local and state party leaders will speak. Dinner, entertainment and prize drawing will also be provided. Tickets will be available at the door.

Lamb Fry Vendor Wanted

Emery County Fair is looking for a Lamb Fry Vendor. Preference will be given to a non-profit entity. The dates of the fair are Aug. 6,7 &8 2009. This is a great way to raise funds for your group. Applications must be submitted by or before April 30 at 5 p.m. For more information, contact Emery County Recreation at 381-2108.

"Our Sacred World Arises" Retreat

Coming Soon, on April 25, there will be a retreat on "Our Sacred World Arises" at Home PLace in Orangeville from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For reservations and more information contact Paula at 435-748-2230 or

USS Nitro Reunion

"The USS Nitro AE-2AE-23 Association will hold our annual reunion from 18-20 June 2009 in Seattle, WA. For information contact the Nitro's website at and click on reunion." Bob Eberlein Founder-vice-president USS Nitro Assn.

Engineering State

Utah State University hosts the 20th annual Engineering State program June 8-11 for all local, national and international high school students. The application deadline has been extended until April 10. The $100 registration fee covers housing for the week in university housing and all meals. Qualified applicants must be high school students entering their junior or senior year in Fall 2009, have a strong interest in math, science, technology or aviation and display citizenship excellence on their scholastic record. For more information, or an online application, visit or call Kathy Peacock at 435-797-2843.

Miss Castle Dale pageant

Castle Dale girls ages 4-21 to be contestants in the Miss Castle Dale Pageant. Contestants MUST live in Castle Dale. Each contestant will be judged on Appearance, Talent, and Interview. To ensure a successful experience, an opportunity will be given to each participant to practice prior to The pageant. The age divisions will be 4 to 7 Tiny tot Princess, Ages 8 to 12 Little Miss Castle Dale, Ages 13 to 16 Junior Miss Castle Dale, and 17 to 21 Miss Castle Dale. The winners Of each age division will participate in parades and Castle Dale City Celebrations throughout the year. The Miss Castle Dale Pageant will be Saturday, June 13, 2009 at the Emery High School Auditorium. The Deadline to enter the pageant is May 18. A Miss Castle Dale application may be obtained at Castle Dale City Hall. For more information please contact Shelby Huntington at 381-2190 or after 3:30 pm at 749-2589.

California Elementary Student Seeks Utah Information

Jessica Ceja is a fifth grade student at Napa Valley Language Academy in Napa, California. Her class is researching states in our country and she has chosen Utah to do her report on. She needs information on our history, economy, agriculture, historical places, important figures, National Parks and other points of interest. She would like to receive pamphlets, brochures, magazines, post cards, souvenirs, and anything else that might help her with her report. Please send info in care of her teacher Mrs. Phors to: NVLA 2700 Kilburn Ave., Napa, CA 94588.

Non-profit Workshop

"What you need to know to keep your 501c3 legal" taught by Bill Hulterstom, CEO United Way of Utah County. April 27th from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Active Re-Entry 10 South Fairgrounds Road in Pric. A free lunch is included "No Shows" are billed for the unused lunch. Please RSVP with Nancy Bentley @ 435-637-4950

Ferron Offers Tree Planting Workshop

This workshop is sponsored by TreeUtah. Ferron was awarded $1,500 to plant trees in the city. Volunteers are needed to plant these trees at the north entrance to the fairgrounds. It will be held April 28 at 6 p.m. Bring rakes, shovels and gloves. This will be a great service project in honor of Arbor Day.

Active and Retired Miners

The Miners Hospital will sponsor an educational program for active and retired miners and their families May 6, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Huntington Senior Center, 100 North 200 West in Huntington. Brooke Hammond, Aud, CCC-A, FAAA, will talk on the prevention, identification and management of hearing loss.

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 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 or 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.

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 9th - 12th grade high school students. Cost for the camp is $70.00, 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.

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.

Huntington RUCD Head Start Open Enrollment

Huntington Head Start is holding open enrollment is 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 lots of fun. Call 687-5301 to enroll.

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 next meeting will be held on March 26. We will later post where the meeting will be held. If you sign up your team by the 15th of March the registration fee will be $50. After this date, 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, 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

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.

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