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Relationship Speaker

Utah State University Extension welcomes you to spend Feb. 13 with Matt Townsend. The USU program begins at 6 p.m. at the Emery County Courthouse, 75 East Main. Cost is $10/individual and $15/couple; anyone is invited, 16 years old or older. This program is not just for married couples, but for individuals that would like to improve or gain skills in relationship building. Each ticket holder will receive a copy of Matt's new book, STARVED Stuff: Feeding the 7 Basic Needs of Healthy Relationships. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact the USU Extension office or call 381-2381. It is a privilege to have Matt in our county, please help us welcome him.

Relay for Life

This year's theme is Celebrating More Birthdays. It's officially Relay season and the Emery County Relay for Life is inviting prior and potential team captains, businesses, cancer survivors, church groups, clubs, organizations and youth groups to attend the kickoff party Feb. 9, 6 p.m. for approximately one hour, at the Emery County Courthouse-second floor. 75 E. Main, Castle Dale Bring your team and save half off the registration fee. Bring your team registration money - $5 per team member. Special survivor, guest speaker, team development information, fund raising information, door prizes, and refreshments sponsored by Cold Stone Creamery. For more details contact: Amanda Bjarnson 749- 1516

CEU play

"1776" opens Feb. 4 and plays through Feb. 10. A matinee is offered on Feb. 6, at 2 p.m. It runs approximately two hours. Ticket prices are $7 adults; $5 seniors, non-CEU students and CEU faculty and staff; $3 CEU students with a CEU ID.

Rabies Clinic

Cleveland Town will sponsor a rabies clinic on Feb. 27, from 1:30-3 p.m. at the Cleveland Cemetery storage building, 200 N. 600 E. in Cleveland. Dr. Griggs will be the vet this year. All dogs are required to have a current rabies shot before they can be licensed for the new year. All dogs must be licensed by March 1. Dog licenses are $5 for spayed or neutered, $15 if not. All dogs owner are encouraged to take advantage of this clinic. This will be the only clinic held this year. Late fees will be assessed after March 1.

St. Anthony Mama Mia Spaghetti Dinner

Will be held on Feb 14 at the Helper Auditorium from 4-7 p.m., $9 - adults, $4 - children under 10. New this year "Sweet Shoppe" Candy and baked items. Ticket chair; Ardith Keppler - 472-3036.

Open House Retirement Celebration

Guess who's turning 62 and retiring? Come and celebrate with Ron Kennedy as he begins his next adventure. Feb. 6 from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Cleveland City Hall, 35 S. 100 W. Please no gifts just your company and quick wit.

Snow fun in Orangeville

Orangeville Youth City Council is doing a snowman fund raiser. Orangeville residents, get creative and make a snow creation ( a snowman, animals, forts, etc.). Contest will end Feb. 5, and will be judged on the 6. The winning creation will get their driveway and sidewalks cleaned by the Youth City Council Members. The fee to enter is $3, anyone who is interested in participating, contact the City Hall at 748-2651 or Carmen Humphrey at 748-5674. Orangeville City Youth Council will be having a snow activity on Feb. 13 for all city youth. Meet at the City Park at 1 p.m. and be prepared to play capture the flag and have a snowball fight.

Emery County Recreation Seeks Information

Emery County Recreation is in the process of making a booklet containing a list of all county recreation events, registration dates, and activities. If your city, club, or group have any items that they would like to include in this booklet, send the information to Emery County Recreation as soon as possible.

Millsite Golf Academy

A beginners golf class will be held Feb. 25 and run through April 1 at 6 p.m. at the Emery County Recreation Center for ages 8-99. This class will teach you golf terminology, etiquette, how to use clubs and much more information. A $25 fee is required. Bring your clubs with you. If you don't have clubs, they will be provided. Sponsors and golf clubs and cash donations are welcome. The class will be taught by Jordan Leonard and Carl Sitterud. Register at Emery County Recreation before Feb. 22. For more information, contact Emery County Recreation at 381-2108. Come join the Millsite Golf Academy and enjoy a great sport.

Show Pig and Show Lamb Workshops

The Southeastern Utah Junior Livestock Show Committee is sponsoring workshops on how to select and care for show pigs and show lambs at 7 p.m. on Feb. 11 at the Huntington Senior Citizen's Center. Presenters will be USU Extension Agents Jim Jensen and Dennis Worwood. Topics will include: selecting a show animal, facilities, health care, grooming, and feeding. There is no charge for the workshops.

Valentine Dinner

The Huntington Stake will hold their adult Valentine dinner on Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. at the stake center in Huntington. Dinner and entertainment. Everyone welcome.

Valentine Carnival

The 15th annual Huntington Elementary Valentine Carnival will be held at Huntington Elementary gym on Feb. 12. The carnival is from 5-7:30 p.m. Food in the cafeteria; bake and craft sale; games for the children; tickets 10 for $1; games include bowling, face painting, coin toss, cake walk, fish pond, bean bag toss, football throw, stuffed animal game, Blossom the Clown and many more games. Everyone welcome.

Sweetheart Dance

Price Senior Citizen Center. Music provided by Music of the Heart. Feb. 13 7-9 p.m. Everyone welcome. Contact Annette 650-0049.

Private Pesticide Applicator Classes

Farmers and others can obtain a Private Pesticide Applicator's License by attending one of two licensing classes that will be held in early Feb. The first class will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. on Fri., Feb. 5 at the Green River City Hall. The class will be repeated from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 6 at the Events Center at the Carbon County Fairgrounds in Price. Participants will not have to take an exam to receive their license. For more information contact Dennis Worwood at 435-381-2381 or Ron Patterson or David Basinger at 435-636-3233.

Daffodil Days

The American Cancer Society is sponsoring Daffodil Days. The daffodil is the flower of hope for a future without cancer. Orders will be taken now through Feb. 19. You can call Cathy Sitterud at 381-5647 to order. The flowers will arrive the week of March 16. $10 a bunch. Three bunches for $25 and a bear and a bunch for $25.Fruit and Backyard Poultry Classes

USU Extension will offer classes on tree fruit, small fruit, and backyard poultry production at a Small Acreage Conference on Sat., Feb. 6 at the Carbon County Fairgrounds in Price. The event will run from 9:00 a.m until 2:30 p.m. Cost is $20 per person or $25 per couple, and includes lunch. Presenters will be USU Fruit Specialist Brent Black and USU Poultry Specialist David Frame. To register, call 435-636-3233 by Feb. 3.

Emery County Gun Club Winter Schedule

Feb. 6 - Games only night starting at 6:30.

Feb. 20 - 5 man draw for team 50 bird shoot. Must be signed up by 6:30 p.m.

March 6 - 50 bird individual handicap shoot. Must be signed up by 6:30 p.m.

For more information call: Jeremy - 749-9768, Jason - 609-0047, Eric - 749-0432 or Bummer - 749-2287.

Emery Town Rabies & Licensing Clinic

Saturday February 6th @ 10 a.m. in the Community Center. Licensing requires a copy of current rabies certificate.

$10 altered dog

$20 unaltered dog

$60 Kennel license

All licenses due by March 1, 2010.

Food Handler's Classes

There will be food handler's classes for all persons working in restuarants, bars, nursing homes, school cafeterias, convenience stores or deli's. Classes will be taught in Price at Southeastern Utah District Health Dep't. located at 28 S. 100 E. at 9 a.m. 4 p.m. & 7 p.m. on Feb. 16 and March 16.

In Castle Dale at 25 W. Main at 4 p.m. & 7 p.m. on Feb. 17 and March 17.

Family photos

Emery County 4-H family photos on March 5, 6, and 7 at the Emery County building, upstairs at 75 Main Street in Castle Dale. For a 16x20 $10, other sizes will be available. This is a great 4-H fundraiser. Support 4-H, learn how you can get your entire picture packet free. Call the extension office at 381-2381 for an appointment.

Huntington City Dog Licenses

The Huntington City 2010 dog licenses are now due. Proof of current rabies vaaccination must be presented before license can be issued. Deadline for dog licenses is March 1. Dog licenses may be purchased at the Huntington City Fire Station on the following dates: Jan. 23 - 10 a.m. - noon (Glen Jensen D.V.M.). Feb. 27 - 9:30 a.m. to noon (Brett Griggs D.V.M.).

Former Choir Members Needed

The Salt Lake Children's Choir is now in its 30th year and is planning a 30th Anniversary Gala Concert for Saturday, May 15, 2010 in Abravanel Hall. They are in the process of forming an Alumni choir and don't have current contact information for all choir alumni and are hopeful that through this announcement they can reach as many former choir members as possible. All those interested should reply to (indicating preferred vocal parts) or call (801) 566-0922.

Need Help Paying For Your Prescriptions?

Your local medicare counselor may be able to help.

Is your yearly individual income $16,245 or less?

Are your individual assets limited to $12,510 or less?

Do you have questions regarding your current Rx plan?

If you answered yes to any of these questions contact your local Medicare Counselor for an appointment by calling 1-435-637-4268 ext. 714.

Relay for Life

The 2010 American Cancer Society Relay for Life will be June 11-12 at the Emery High School track. Now is the time to sign up your team and save 50%

on the entrance fee. Regularly $100 NOW $50! Volunteers are welcome to join on our committees. For more detail contacts Amanda Bjarnson at 749-1516.

Orangeville City Rabies and Licensing Clinic

Orangeville City Rabies and Licensing Clinic will be held on Saturdays Jan. 16th and Feb 27th at the New Fire Station 10am to 12 noon. 2010 Dog tags are avaiable at the City Hall, please bring in your rabies information when licensing your dog. $8 for altered dogs and $25 for unaltered dog. All dogs need to be licensed in the city, house dogs and outside dogs by March 1st.

Needs kidney

My name is Elmer Mirza, and I am a 27 years old male from Salt Lake City.

I have been seraching for a kidney donor for almost two years and don't seem to find any.

I was diagnosed with a kidney failure two years ago.

I would really appreciate if someone would be willing to give the gift of life, I would be very grateful if they could contact my transplant coordinator Barbara Middlemiss at 801-879-2318.

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.

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.


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.

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

January Calendar

Emery Center:

Exercise - Mon.-Fri.

8-9:30 a.m.

Lunch - Every Wednesday

Blood Pressure - Every


Shopping bus Jan. 13- 2nd Wednesday - 1 p.m.

Bingo- Jan. 20 - 3rd Wednesday

Band plays - Jan. 27 - 4th Wednesday

Empty Nesters - last Monday- Jan. 25 - 4:30

Castle Dale Center:

Blood Pressure- Jan. 5 & 19 - 1st & 3rd Tuesday

Lunch/Bingo - Every Tuesday

Line Dancing - Every Thursday - 10 a.m.

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

DUP - 2nd Monday - Jan. 11

Art Class - Every Tuesday - 2:30 p.m.

Phase 10 games - Every Thursday

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

Shopping Bus - Call for reservation

Huntington Center:

Blood Pressure- Jan. 11 & 25 - 2nd & 4th Monday

Lunch/Bingo - Every Monday

Line Dancing - Jan. 11 - 2nd Monday - 2 p.m.

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

Shopping bus - Call for reservation.

Ferron Center:

Blood Pressure- Jan. 4 & 18 - 1st & 3rd Monday

Lunch - Monday/Tuesday

Excercise - Every Thursday 1 p.m.

Green River Center:

Nurse Clinic- Jan. 6 - 1st Wednesday

Lunch - Tuesday/Wednesday

Bingo - Jan. 20 - 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

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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