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Sewing Class Offered by USU Extension

Just in time for the holidays - make a quick and easy baby blanket. Join our Nov 17 class and learn how to make an easy and fun mitered corner blanket. Instructions will also be available for other sizes. Class begins at 1 p.m. and should be approximately 1 to 1:30 hours. Supply list is available at the Extension Office or online at RSVP to and for more information, contact Christine Jensen at 381-2381.

Emery County Aquatic Center Mom-N-Tot Pool Day

A mom-n-tot pool day hosted by the Emery County Aquatic Center for Tots up to kindergarten age will be held on Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. beginning on Nov. 17. If you have an interest in this activity, let the pool know so they can arrange for lifeguards, 381-swim (7946).

United Way Community Angel Tree Archery Fun Shoot For ages 5-99

At the Carbon County Fairgrounds in the Event Center. Nov. 21. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Fun shoot is $10 per round or two rounds for $15. Each round will enter you into the door prize drawing. (3-D and paper target shoot). Long bow - recurve -compound shoot off at 3 p.m. for whoever is up for the challenge. All proceeds will go directly into the United Way of Southeastern Utah's Angel Tree account for assisting and helping our families who will need help with the upcoming holidays. Anyone interested in shooting a bow to see how fun it is can do it for $5 for 10 arrows and the bow and arrows will be provided.Door Prizes drawing at 5 p.m. (you do not need to be present to win) For more inforamtion call: Dorothy Carter 435-636-2820,Carbon County 4-H Gun Club 435-637-8672, Don Burgess 435-637-2275.

2009 Grazing Workshop

The Castleland RC&D Council will be hosting a grazing workshop on Thursday, Nov. 12 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Museum of the San Rafael in Castle Dale. Topics to be discussed include growth stages of grasses/timing of grazing, how animals learn what to eat and where to live, grazing management, grazing improvement program (GIP)/combination of grazing allotments, and new plant varieties for rangeland/pastures. $15 per person, lunch provided. RSVP before Nov. 9 to Melissa Swasey (435) 381-2300 ext. 101.

College of Eastern Utah Bread and Soup Night

College of Eastern Utah is hosting its 11th annual "Bread 'N Soup Night" beginning Nov. 2 and continuing each Monday through Nov. 23. The event runs from 5-6:30 p.m., and held in the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center. All proceeds from the event are donated to the Carbon County Food Bank. Adults are $5, students $4 and children under 5 years are free.

Community Theatre Needs You

Would you like to help make a story on a page come to life on the stage?

Then Community Theatre needs you!

We need: DIRECTORS, costumers, make-up helpers, construction crews, backstage helpers, musicians, choreographers.

We are looking at doing fun shows such as "Newsies", "Jungle Book", and "Honk."

If you are interested in helping out in any of these areas please call Tricia Erickson 381-2019 leave a message if no answer.

Emery High School Drama Announces Upcoming Plays

The big news is that we are doing "Hello Dolly" on Nov. 19, 20, 21. This will be a big cast musical with 35 people involved. Karly Urie is Dolly and Colton Leavitt is Horace Vandergelder. We are also planning on doing a comedy/drama "Lost In Yonkers" in late January or early February.

Ferron Beautification Committee Appreciation Soup Dinner

Wednesday, November 11, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm at the Fairground's Rec. Building.

Volunteers in 2009 service projects & The Scarecrow Contest participants are invited to attend.

This is our way of saying THANKS.

We appreciate your help with the Spring Clean up, the tree plantings & the flower planting.

The Scarecrow Contest Winners will be announced and awarded their ribbons after the dinner.

AARP Driver Safety Class in Green River

The Green River Senior Center and AARP have scheduled a class for residents of Green River on Tuesday, November 10. The four hour class will be held from 1-5 p.m. at the Senior Center. "I am excited to be able to come and present this course to the residents of Green River, especially in November because AARP has designated November as Driver Safety Month. It will be the second time that I have taught a Driver Safety Class in Green River" said Leonard Miller, course instructor. The last class was taught as part of the Open House at the dedication of the new Center. Topics to be addressed include: the importance of vision and the changes in vision that take place as we age, also, how reaction time and flexibility is affected through aging, the impact of hearing while driving, and how to identify ways the older driver may compensate for these changes. The course, for drivers over 50 years old, also includes: information on defensive driving techniques, newest traffic laws, how to handle potential problem situations while performing left and right turns, right-of-way laws, freeway traffic, trucks and buses, and what to do if/when confronted with an aggressive driver(s). The proper use of anti-lock brakes, airbags and safety belts, and how to assess one's own and others' driving abilities will also be included. There are no tests given in this class. Members of AARP will pay a reduced fee for the course. An additional incentive for taking the class besides the driver information received is a discount on auto insurance for those who qualify.

To register: Contact Lorna Bastian: 564-8236.

Castle Dale DUP

The Castle Dale DUP will meet on Nov. 10 at 1p.m. at the Castle Dale Senior Citizen building. Everyone welcome. Come have a good time and bring a friend.

Forest Service Begins Christmas Tree Sales

Christmas tree permits will go on sale Nov. 23 at the Ferron District Office and Price Supervisor's Office of the Manti-La Sal National Forest. Permits will cost $10 and can be purchased during regular business hours from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Ferron and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Price.

In addition, the Price office will open two Saturdays, Nov. 28 and Dec. 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for Christmas tree tag sales.

Customers should come prepared to pay with correct change or a check. The Forest Service cannot accept credit or debit cards, or make change.

The Forest officer selling tags will issue each purchaser cutting instructions. Customers traveling long distances for permits should call in advance to determine if permits are still available.

Vehicle access, except for snow machines, must be confined to established roads on the Forest. Roads may be muddy, snow packed and slick. Be prepared for winter driving conditions.

Orangeville Youth City Council

Youth City Council has a new advisor, Carmen Humphrey. The council is open to youth in Orangeville 7 through 12 grades.

Applications are available at the city hall, library and at Emery High School. Please come and join in for the fun and opportunities that are available to the youth. You can contact Carmen at 748-5674 or call city hall 748-2651.

Register Now for December ACT Test*

Registration is now open for the December 12, 2009 ACT achievement test. Students who wish to take the college admission and placement exam must register before November 6, 2009.

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 November 6, 2009. Late registration is available until November 20, 2009 for an extra $21 fee.

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.

Jr. Jazz Referees needed

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


Utah State History announces the 2010 Utah Prehistory Week Poster Contest. The winning poster will be professionally printed anddistributed nationwide to promote Utah's unique past. Every year during the first full week of May, Prehistory Week celebrates Utah's rich archaeological, paleontological, and cultural resources. Events all over the state include lectures, programs, activities, demonstrations, and tours.

The poster contest is open to all ages. Entrants may choose any material, design, or medium, but the principal elements of the design should depict aspects of Utah archaeology, and entries should be less than 16" wide and 24" long. Winners in three categories will receive cash prizes: grand prize winner: $250; secondary school winner: $100; elementary school winner: $100.

Posters should be submitted no later than January 7, 2010, to:

Antiquities Section, State History, 300 S. Rio Grande Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84101.

For an entry form or to see past winners, visit the

Prehistory Week web page at, or contact Renae Weder at or 801/533-3529 or Ron Rood at or 801/533-3564.

Diabetes Cooking Class in English & 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, & 30

10 a.m. - Noon @ Active Re-Entry.

Classes are free. Open to Carbon & 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 "Community Awareness 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!


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.

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

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.

Nov. 13.

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.

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 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 November Calendar

Emery Center:

Exercise - Mon.-Fri.

8-9:30 a.m.

Lunch - Every Wednesday

Bingo- Nov. 4- 1st Wednesday

Shopping bus Nov. 11 - 2nd Wednesday

Blood Pressure- Nov. 18-3rd Wednesday

Band - Nov. 25 - 4th Wednesday

Castle Dale Center:

Blood Pressure- Nov. 3 & 17 - 1st & 3rd Tuesday

Lunch/Bingo - Every Tuesday

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