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Rapelling With Emery County Recreation

Do you have what it takes to lean back over the edge and slide down the rope? The most common response when new people rappel is "wow" can I do that again? Come join us for a rappelling outing Oct. 31 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for ages 16 years and up. Cost is $50 per person. Max group size: 12-15. For more information call 381-2108.

American Legion Convention

(please note corrected date of Nov. 7 originally posted as Nov. 4)

On Nov. 7 at 11 a.m., the Fifth District of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary will host its fall convention at the Huntington Senior Center, 176 West 100 North, Huntington. Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP to Jade Frederick at 687-2348 or Jenni Olson at 687-9812, by Nov. 2.

Huntington Stake Presents

"Tayva Patch" who played in "Women at the Well" and in "Emma Smith, My Story" for all Huntington Stake adults. Oct. 24 at 6 p.m., Huntington Stake Center. Sponsored by Stake single adults.

Halloween Dance

Featuring "Music of the Heart" Oct. 30 from 7-9 p.m. at the Price Senior Citizen Center. All ages welcome. Prizes for best costume, best carved or decorated pumpkin. Refreshments will be served. For information call Chrystal 435-840-0285.

Jr. Jazz Sign-ups

Online sign-ups will begin on Oct. 15. The last day to sign up will be Nov. 1. There will be no late sign-ups. To sign-up online go to Games will begin the first week of December and teams can begin practicing two weeks prior to that. For more information or to make financial arrangements, call 748-2235. Thank you for your continued support in Jr. Jazz.

Jr. Jazz Referees Needed

We are in need of referees for Jr. Jazz. We will conduct a training session. It pays $10 a game. If you are interested, contact Cindy Draper at 748-2235.

Diabetes Cooking Class in English and Spanish

This class is important to anyone who is diabetic, pre-diabetic or caring for a diabetic. Let's start balancing those blood glucose levels.Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 10 a.m. - Noon at Active Re-Entry. Classes are free. Open to Carbon and Emery county residents. Materials are provided. Items cooked in class will be tasted for lunch. If transportation is a problem, give us a call. To pre-register, call: 435-637-4950. For more info.

Christmas Festival

Nov. 6 and 7 at the Emery County Recreation building in Castle Dale. Crafts, entertainment, booth, food and more!!!

Fri. 1-8 p.m.

Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

For more information contact: Jodi at 381-2222, Shandy at 749-2574 or Darlene at 381-2504.

Angel Tree Applications

United Way Angel Tree Applications are now available at Emery County DWS and Volunteers of America located in the same building as Boyd's Family Pharmacy. Deadline for filing applications is 13 November 2009.

The Emery County Domestice Violence Coalition is Sponsoring their 11th Annual "CommunityAwareness Program"

In conjuction with Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Nov. 4 -12-1 p.m. on the 2nd floor of the old court house in Castle Dale.

It is free to the public.

Lunch will be provided by the Coalition:

Guest Speaker: Thelma Soares

Thelma is the mother of Lori Hacking. Lori was murdered by her husband in July of 2004. Thelma will talk about her experience in coping with Lori's death and the ripple affect that was felt by her family, her community, the country and the world. Thelma is a talented and sought after speaker whose story is compelling and heartfelt.

Come Join Us!

Chili Dinner and Trunk or Treat

A free chili dinner and trunk or treat will be held at Desert Edge Christian Chapel Oct. 31. The dinner is from 5-6 p.m. and the trunk or treat will be from 6-7 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

Softball Complex Lost and Found Items

Lost and found items from the Emery County Softball Complex can be viewed and picked up at the Emery County Recreation office at 75 S 400 E. in Castle Dale. Gloves, coats, jackets, blankets, sunglasses etc. will be on display for the next couple weeks, after which they will be discarded or given to charity. Call the rec. office at 381-2108 for questions or additional information.


Date & Time: Thursday October 22, 2009 at 6:30pm

Place: Canyon View Jr. High

Cost: Free to all

Martin Tyner with the Southwest Wildlife Foundation is bringing an Eagle, Falcon and Hawk. Martin is also the gentlemen who brought an Eagle for the Crandal families to release on the skyline. His book entitled "Healer of Angels" will be available to purchase for $17.99 with a book signing after the presentation.


Date & Time: Thursday October 29, 2009 at 6:00pm

Place: Huntington Town Hall

CHILI COOK-OFF - Pick up your Chili Cook-Off entry form at Huntington City Hall, entry forms must be turned in at Huntington City Hall by 5:00pm Monday, October 26, 2009.

Chili categories: Traditional/Classic, Original/New, Great Taste, Hottest in Taste and Peoples Choice.

Contestants for the Chili Cook-Off need to be at Town Hall by 4:30pm for judging. Chili will be served to the public at 6:00pm.

PUMPKIN CONTEST - Bring your carved or painted pumpkin to Huntington Town Hall by 5:30pm to be judged. The different age divisions are: 5-11, 12-14, 15-17 and 18-99. The 3-5 year olds will be given a pumpkin to paint.


Come join the Huntington Youth City Council. Great opportunities to serve your community and learn leadership skills. You can even qualify for college scholarships. For more information contact Julie Jones at (435) 687-9744.

Pumpkin Chuckin' Festival

How far can you launch a pumpkin? Find out on Nov. 7 @ 10 a.m. Build a pumpkin launcher as a group or individual to see who can chuck their pumpkin the farthest. Each launcher will have three attempts to chuck an 8-10 lb. pumpkin. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team or participant. Devices must be portable. All participants must pre-register by Nov. 2. There will also be a pumpkin carving contest and other fun games, food and information. Contact the Emery County Recreation Office for rules and additional information at 381-2108.

"Passing Through"

Photographs by Richard Menzies

Gallery East - College of Eastern Utah 451 E. 400 N. Price.

Sept. 28 - Nov. 6.

Gallery East hours

Mon. - Thurs. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed Fri., weekends and holidays.

Castle Dale City Fall Burn Window

Oct 3 - Nov. 1. The roll-off dumpsters will be in town during this time also. Please take advantage of this free garbage service.

Castle Dale City Annual Pumpkin Festival

Oct. 24. - 5 p.m. This fun festive event is for all ages. Costume contest, pumpkin carving, glowups and food. At the rec. center in Castle Dale. There will be a withces costume contest, ages 17 and under, and 18 and over.

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

Memory Lane Cruise Inn 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 Schedule

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

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.

Huntington City Fall Open Burn

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

Yard Sale/Bake Sale at

Castle Dale Senior Center

Register Now for December ACT Test

Registration is now open for the Dec. 12 ACT achievement test. Students who wish to take the college admission and placement exam must register before Nov. 6. The cost for the ACT test without writing is $32. When combined with the optional ACT Writing Test, the total cost is $47. Students who qualify may apply for a fee waiver through their high school counselor. The ACT website, has helpful information, free sample items, and options to order inexpensive test prep materials to assist test takers get ready for the exam. However, the best preparation is to take rigorous core courses in school, study hard, and learn the academic skills needed in college. Most students register online at Students may also pick up registration forms from their high school counseling offices; these forms must be postmarked by Nov. 6. Late registration is available until Nov. 20 for an extra $21 fee.

Emery Town Holiday Bazaar

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

Attention Candidates

If you have not submitted your 300 word bio along with your photo to the Emery County Progress by Oct. 21, it will not be put on the candidate page to be published in the Oct. 27 issue. Email your information to If you have any questions, call 381-2432.

ducts 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 3 to 4 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, 1st grade, new students and any referrals will be screened for hearing. Pre-kindergarten students will be screened during kindergarten registration and 3rd 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.

Boy needs help

6 year old Xander Archuleta is in need of a bone marrow transplant. This family is in need of your assistance for treatment which will take place at Primary Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah and for associated expenses such as travel to treatments.

A donation account has been set up at Zion's Bank under the name of Xander Archuleta. You can donate at any Zion's Bank Branch by simply telling them Xander's name.

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 October Calendar

Emery Center:

Exercise - Mon.-Fri.

8-9:30 a.m.

Lunch - Every Wednesday

Bingo- 1st Wednesday

Shopping bus Oct. 14 - 2nd Wednesday

Blood Pressure- Oct. 21-3rd Wednesday

Band - Oct. 28 - 4th Wednesday

Castle Dale Center:

Blood Pressure- Oct. 6 & 20 - 1st & 3rd Tuesday

Lunch/Bingo - Every Tuesday

LineDancing- Every Thursday-10 a.m.

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

DUP - Oct. 12 - 2nd Monday

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

Hearing Aid check - Tuesday Oct. 20

Huntington Center:

Blood Pressure- Oct. 12 & 26- 2nd & 4th Monday

Lunch/Bingo - Every Monday

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

Shopping bus - Call for reservation.

Ferron Center:

Blood Pressure- Oct. 5 & 19- 1st & 3rd Monday

Lunch - Monday/Tuesday

Excercise - Every Thursday 1 p.m.

Green River Center:

Nurse Clinic- 1st Wednesday

Lunch - Tuesday/Wednesday

Bingo - 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.

Reflections program

An open house to view the Huntington Elementary Reflections entries will be on Oct. 28 from 4-6 p.m. at the Huntington Elem. gym.

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