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"Run Against Hunger"

5k, 10k, kids 1K run and/or walk

October 17 at 7 the Food Ranch in Orangeville.

For more information please call Colton Leavitt - 749-6499.

$15 entry fee / door prizes / drawings

Sponsored by the Emery High FBLA

*Proceeds will go to feed families in need during the holidays.

The Cleveland Town Fall Burn Season is from October 3, to November 1, 2009.

Permits are available at the Town Office, 100 W. Main, Cleveland. Everyone must obtain a permit prior to burning. There are no fees for a burn permit. Allowable material: dry weeds, garden waste, tree limbs (under 6 inches in diameter) tree and shrub trimmings, scrap lumber (untreated). Any questions please call the Town Office, 653-2310


PARTICIPANTS MUST PRE-REGISTER at City Hall Display locations will be assigned at time of registration. The contest is open to individuals, businesses, organizations, and clubs. There is no fee to enter. Hand-deliver your entry form to The Ferron City Hall or use the night drop.

Entries must be received by Oct.14.

Scarecrows may go up anytime between Oct. 1-15.

The scarecrow contest is family friendly. Scarecrows should be whimsical, humorous, or loveable and NOT frightening.

Judging is Nov. 9-10th. Winners will be announced Nov. 11th.

Ribbons will be awarded to the top three scarecrows in each category.

Details call : 384-2350

Sponsored by The Ferron Beautification Committee

Emery County Recreation Adult Men's Basketball League

Emery County Recreation is currently holding registration for a fall men's basketball league. The league is open to adult men 18 years and older. Registration deadline is October 14.

Registration fee is $350.

For more information contact Emery County Rec. 435-381-2108 or Jesse Ward 435-749-0212.

Emery County Republican Party Breakfast

$15 per plate

Castle Dale Senior Citizens Center

8:00 a.m., Oct. 10.

Everyone is welcome.

Memory Lane Cruise In Night at The Star Grill & Arcade

133 North Main in Huntington. 435-687-7827.

Every Tuesday night 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Bring your old model cars, park in the grill parking and come in for dinner.

A great night of fun and prizes.

Emery Town Holiday Bazaar

Dec. 3, 4,& 5. Kids corner--paint their own ornament for $2.Also pictures with Santa on Sat. from 1-6, $5 per picture. Call now to reserve your booth. Barb 286-2215 or Tanya 286-2492 for more information.

Food Handler's Class

Oct. 21

Nov. 18

Dec. 9

4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

SEUDHD - 25 W. Main Castle Dale. For more information call 381-2252.

Community Nursing Services Influenza Vaccination


Flu shot clinics will be held at the Community Nursing Services Castle Dale.

Oct. 9

Oct. 23

Nov. 13.

A clinic will also be held at Hometown Market in Huntington from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 17.

Hunters Education Course

A hunter education course will be held Sept. 30, Oct. 1, 7 &, 2009 at the Emery County Recreation Center. Class will be from 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. each day. Fee for class is $10. You MUST pre-register by Sept. 28. Sign up early, there is a class size limit.

Participants will be required to obtain a voucher at a licensed vendor for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources prior to registering for the class.

For more information, contact Emery County Recreation at 381-2108.

The Museum of the San Rafael and The Pioneer Museum 40th Year Anniversary

The Pioneer Museum and The Museum of the San Rafael will be celebrating their 40 year Anniversary on October 9 at 6:30 p.m. at The Museum of the San Rafael.

We would like to honor all those who took part in starting and participating in making the museums what they are today.

If you or anyone you know has had anything to do with the last 40 years of improving our museums, please let us know. You can call the Museum of the San Rafael during business hours - 381-5252. We look forward to hearing your stories.

Huntington City Fall Open Burn

Oct. 3 thru Nov. 1 - Burn permits are required and can be picked up at city hall.

Huntington City Fall Clean-up

September 15 thru October 15. October 15 will be the last limb pick up until the spring clean-up.

Dumpsters will be located behind the hill north of the ball complex.

Please do not place anything on the ground!

The Emery County Landfill is requesting that these items not be placed in the dumpsters that are used for the spring and fall clean-ups; tires, batteries, oil, no liquid of any type such as paint, turpentine, etc., pesticides, cement, and refrigerators.

A person can be fined up $12,000 from the State of Utah for mixing these appliances in with regular refuse because of the freon.

YardSale/Bake Sale

The yard/bake sale fundraiser for the Senior Citizen Center in Castle Dale is October 24 from 9-4 at the Senior Citizen Center - 150 E. 100 N. in Castle Dale.

Water Rights Informational Meetings

Are you interested in water use and water rights policy for Southeastern Utah? The following workshops and public meetings are being held by the State Engineer's Office to discuss the most recent legislation and policy changes in water rights for Southeastern Utah.

September 29 - 6 p.m. Price - CEU Alumni room: Workshop with catered dinner (courtesy Castleland RC&D) Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, 300 E. 500 N

Water Right Currents / Endangered Fish Policy / Colorado River Policy.

September 30 -10 a.m. Green River - Green River City Hall 1765 East Main.

Workshop with catered lunch (courtesy Castleland RC&D)

Water Right Currents / Endangered Fish Policy / Colorado River Policy.

September 30 - 2:30 p.m. Moab - Grand Center 182 N. 500 W.

Public meeting

UGS special study 120 "The Hydrogeology of Moab-Spanish Valley" /Irrigation Duty / Willow Basin Appropriation Policy / Upper Mill Creek Appropriation Policy / Water Right Currents / Endangered Fish Policy / Arches Water Right Agreement / Colorado River Policy.

Pennies By The Inch

Primary Children's Medical Center will be holding its annual Pennies by the Inch fundraising drive beginning September 15 through October 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

Marina Closing for Season

The Joe's Valley Marina will be closing for the season on September 7. They look forward to re-opening next year in mid-May.

Lamb for sale

The Emery County 4-H Horse Council still has Seasoned Lamb left from the Lamb Fry, it is frozen and here at the Courthouse for $5.98 a pound, anyone interested please call Emery County Extension at 381-2381.

Farmers Market

High Desert Growers will be holding a farmers market from 3:30 - 6:30 every Wednesday beginning August 12 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.

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.

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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