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Pennies By The Inch

Primary Children's Medical Center will be holding its annual Pennies by the Inch fundraising drive Sept. 15 through Oct. 15. For more information contact: Marilee Salvesen, 1-800-762-7262. Contributions can be mailed to: Primary Children's Medical Center Foundation P.O. Box 58249 Salt Lake City, UT 84158, or online at

Lamb for sale

The Emery County 4-H Horse Council still has seasoned lamb left from the lamb fry, it is frozen and at the courthouse for $5.98 a pound, anyone interested call Emery County Extension at 381-2381.

Soccer Referees Needed

The Emery County Youth Soccer League is looking for referees for the fall soccer season. Interested persons may call or stop by the Emery County Recreation Office. 75 South 400 East Castle Dale. 435-381-2108.

Green River Melon Days

Sept. 18:

Vendors at the park - noon until dark

3 man golf scramble - golf course - 9 a.m.

Baseball game w/Wasatch Academy at the High School - 2 p.m.

Softball games -afternoon and evening

Queen Pageant at the High School - 7 p.m.

Square Dancers - City Park - 8 p.m.

Sept. 19:

Melon Run 5K - North Long Street - 7 a.m.

Breakfast at City Park - 7 a.m.

Vendors at the Park - all day

Parade - 10 a.m.

Entertainment at the Park 11:30 a.m.

Softball games - all day and evening

Square Dancers - City Park 7:30 p.m.

Dances at 9 p.m.

Online Registration For Sports

Registration for football, soccer, and volleyball will be online at from Aug. 19-Sept.7.

Hearing and Speech screening

Emery School District conducts annual speech and hearing screening to identify students who might need further evaluation of their speech or hearing. Students who fail the initial hearing screening will be given a re-test in three-four weeks. Screening is scheduled with the schools involved and takes place anytime during the school year. District speech-language pathologists administer the tests. All district preschool, kindergarten, first grade, new students and any referrals will be screened for hearing. Pre-kindergarten students will be screened during kindergarten registration and third grade students will be screened for speech only. Parents who do not want their child to receive speech or hearing screening tests must contact the school secretary.

Farmers Market

High Desert Growers will be holding a farmers market from 3:30-6:30 p.m. every Wednesday through the end of the growing season at the Emery County Recreation Building. Come out and support our local farmers. Farmers and their produce are needed.

Department of Workforce Services Free Workshops

Are you looking for employment?

Are you considering changing careers?

Do you want to know what skills employers are looking for?

Need help preparing a resume?

Do you want to practice your interview skills?

Then the Department of Workforce Services in Castle Dale is the place to come!

Free workshops are offered every Wednesday from 1 to 5 p.m. beginning Aug. 12 that cover these and other topics critical to your job search and career advancement.

Call 435-381-6116 for more information

550 West Hwy 29, Castle Dale

Senior Center September Calendar

Emery Center:

Exercise - Mon.-Fri.

8-9:30 a.m.

Lunch - Every Wednesday

Bingo- 1st Wednesday

Shopping bus Sept. 9 - 2nd Wednesday

Blood Pressure- Sept. 16 -3rd Wednesday

Band - Sept. 23 - 4th Wednesday

Hearing Aid check Sept. 16 -3rd Wednesday.

Castle Dale Center:

Blood Pressure- Sept. 1 & 15 - 1st & 3rd Tuesday

Lunch/Bingo - Every Tuesday

LineDancing- Every Thursday-10 a.m.

1st/3rd/4th Monday-2 p.m.

Art Class - Every Tuesday - 3 p.m.

Phase 10 games - Every Thursday

Rook Club - Every Thursday -1:30 p.m.

Shopping Bus - Call for reservation

Huntington Center:

Blood Pressure- Sept. 14 & 28- 2nd & 4th Monday

Lunch/Bingo - Every Monday

Line Dancing-Sept. 14 - 2nd Monday-2 p.m.

Excercise - Mon. - Fri. - 6:30 a.m.

Shopping bus - Call for reservation.

Ferron Center:

Blood Pressure- Sept. 21 - 3rd Monday

Lunch - Monday/Tuesday

Excercise - Every Thursday 1 p.m.

Green River Center:

Nurse Clinic- 1st Wednesday

Lunch - Tuesday/Wednesday

Bingo- Sept. 16 - 3rd Wednesday

Ceramics and/or Shopping - Call for dates.

Local singer songs online

Rachel Peterson's songs can be heard online now at Her stage name is Leah.

Miss Peach Days

The Little Miss Peach Days pageant will be on Aug. 28 at 6 p.m. The Miss Peach Days will be on Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. Both pageants will be held at the Emery High auditorium in Castle Dale.

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.

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.

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.

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