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4-H Summer


4-H summer activity calendars are available through the elementary schools. If your child does not receive a copy, you may pick one up at the 4-H office. Registrations are due June 4. Some activities are free, others cost.

Paleontology camp for older youth is June 21-25. Other activities include: cake decorating, sewing, iris paper folding, making beads, crochet a necklace, and other fun stuff. For more information, call Christine Jensen at 435-381-2381.

Help Promote Pageant


We are excited to announce that the Castle Valley Pageant will perform this year for eight nights, July 29, 30, 31 and Aug. 3, 4 ,5, 6, and 7. We are asking for help and assistance in promoting the pageant. If anyone has friends or relatives outside of our area who they would like to invite to attend the pageant, call 435-687-2403 and provide us with their name and address and we will mail a brochure to them. Free brochures are also available for anyone that is interested. Castle Valley Pageant Presidency: Mark Justice; Lee Jeffs; Ken Christiansen.

Emery County Relay for Life


The Emery County Relay for life will be June 11-12 at Emery High School. We invite all of Castle Country to attend. It's not too late to sign up your team for the event. The next team captain meetings will be on May 25, June 1 and 8 at 6 p.m. at the second floor of the Castle Dale Court House. For more detail contact: Amanda Bjarnson 749-1516.

Miss Heritage Days Pageant


Will be held on June 17 at 6 Canyon View Junior High. Age Groups include: 6-8 Little Misss Princess, 9-11 Miss Princess, 12-15 Junior Miss Heritage Days, 16-19 Miss Heritage Days. Registration forms can be picked up at the Huntington City Hall. Deadline for registration is June 3 at noon.

Birds And Birdies


Four Man Scramble And Buddy Shoot Tournament

June 11 - 9 p.m. 50 bird buddy shoot at Emery County trap range. June 12 - 8 a.m. 9 hole 4 man scramble at Millsite Golf Course. Lunch will be provided after the tournament. Fees: $50 per person or $200 per team. Limited to the first 18 teams. Practice and late registration from 7-9 p.m. at the trap range. Registration forms can be picked up at Emery County Recreation office, J & D Auto or Millsite Golf Course. For more information, contact Emery County Rec at 381-2108, Jordan Leonard at 384-2887, Jason Jewkes at 609-0047, Jeremy Jewkes at 749-9768 or Eric Luke at 749-0432.

Rappelling Class


Have you ever wanted to try rappelling down a 200 foot cliff? Well here is your chance. Emery County Recreation is having a rappelling class June 12. Cost per person is $25. You must register by June 9. For more information contact Emery County Recreation at (435) 381-2108 or toll free at 1-888-601-8075. Don't wait classes fill up fast.

Miss Castle Dale Pageant


Castle Dale girls ages 4-18 are eligible to participate. Register at the Castle Dale City Hall. For information call the city hall at 381-2115 or Jessica Labrum at 749-9606. There is a $10 registration fee. Deadline 6-2-10.

Sunnyside 60th Annual Rodeo Royalty Contest


June 27, 5 p.m. at the Sunnyside arena.

Royalty consists of Queen, 1st and 2nd attendant - 13 years and up.

2 princesses - 12 years and under may rein for 2 years as princess then compete for Queens court at age 13. The contestants age is their age the day of the contest.

Pre-registration not required. For more information contact Linda Andrews at 888-9923

Castle Valley Pageant


Castle Valley Pageant and Pioneer Village, July 29-31 and August 3-7, 2010, at the Pageant site 7 miles NW of Castle Dale. Free Admission. Shuttle bus from the Lamb Fry (rodeo park pavilion) and Stake Center parking lot.

Shuttle bus up the hill. For more information, please call (435) 687-2403.

Ready To Serve?


Ages 17-42

Looking for a rewarding and challenging career? Over 150 jobs. Starting Salary $13 and up per hour. Free medical, free dental, free housing with all utilities paid, 30 days paid vacation yearly. Call 877-810-8328 ask for SSG Bertagnolli with the U.S. Army.

Alcoholics Anonymous


An AA meeting will be held every Tuesday night at 7 p.m. in Ferron at the Senior Center, 190 N. 300 W. For information contact call Paul -749-9697 or Jan - 384-2773.

Emery County Activity Guides Available


Emery County Recreation Guides are now available to be picked up at your local City Hall. Use your guide to know what is going on in your community. For more information contact the recreation office at 381-2108.

Relay for Life


The team meetings are the first Tuesday of the month. The next meeting will be June 2 at 6pm , 2nd floor of the Castle Dale Courthouse. It's not too late to sign up your team. For more details contact Amanda Bjarnson at 749-1516. Luminaria Sales: Brenda Jensen 749-9023. Relay June 11-12.

Food Handler's Classes


Price: June 22.

Time: 9 a.m., and 4 & 7 p.m.

Place: 28 South 100 East Price.

Cost: $15

For more information contact: 637-3671.

Castle Dale: June 23.

Time: 4 & 7 p.m.

Place: 25 W Main, Castle Dale (next to Boyd's Pharmacy).

Cost: $15

For more information contact: 381-2252.

Classes are two hours in length. Current cards are required for all individuals working in, but not limited to, restaurants, bars, nursing homes, school cafeterias, convenience stores and deli's.

Cards are good for three years.

Miss Emery and Little Miss Emery 4 Man Scramble


Golf Tournament


June 12 at the Millsite Golf Course in Ferron. Tee off at 12:30 p.m.

$240 per team.

Prizes for closest to the hole, long drive, longest putt, shortest putt. Prizes also for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and last place, and more.

$75 to sponsor a hole contact Lorie at 749-1395.

4-H Needs You


Summer 4-H is looking for volunteers to teach weekly classes. This organization cannot function without the volunteer help that you might be able to give. I am looking for people with skills in leatherwork, knitting, small engine repair, or other skills. You never know what skill might appeal to youth. Please join us for a fun summer of learning and skill development. Contact Chris Jensen at 381-2381.

National Special Olympian Seeks Donations


Lance Riches of Green River has been chosen to represent team Utah at the 2010 National Olympic Games in Lincoln Nebraska in July. Lance would really like the opportunity to represent Utah, his friends and his family. If you would like to help Lance get to Nebraska, an account has been established at Eastern Utah Community Credit Union in his name.

"Adopt A Room"


Dear Emery County Businesses, groups and community members,

We need your help. The new Emery County Children's Justice Center is ready for adoption. There are a total of six rooms in the center and three of them still need your care. We have a play room, an interview room and a kitchen that needs some TLC. Our yard is also in need of adoption. So if you are one of the lucky participants not only do you get to decorate, furnish, and name the room, or maybe plant a seed, you will recieve a tax write-off and your name on a plaque next to the room or yard you adopted. And most important, you will make a difference in a childs life!

For more information please contact Kizzy or Shelley at 435-636-3735 (Shelley Wright), 435-636-3737 (kizzy Ellington).

Please hurry and make this home a happy home

Matt Townsend Books Still Available


Thank you to everyone that attended relationship speaker Matt Townsend last week. We have additional books available. If you would like a copy of this book they are $12 and can be purchased at the USU Extension Office, 75 East Main #114, Castle Dale.

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.

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.

Senior Center May Calendar


Emery Center:

Exercise - Mon.-Fri.

8-9 a.m.

Lunch - noon -every Wednesday

Bingo- May 5

1st Wednesday

Shopping bus May 12- 2nd Wednesday - 1 p.m.

Blood Pressure - May 19 CNS 3rd Wednesday

Band plays -May 26 - 4th Wednesday

Empty Nesters -Last Monday - 4:30

Castle Dale Center:

Blood Pressure- May 4- CNS 1st Tuesday, RM May 18 3rd Tuesday

Lunch/Bingo - Every Tuesday

Line Dancing - Every Thursday - 10 a.m.

1st/3rd/5th Monday - 1:30 p.m.

DUP - 2nd Monday - May 10

Art Class - Every Tuesday - 3 p.m.

Phase 10 games - Thurs. 11 a.m.

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

Beads & jewelry - 2nd/3rd/4th Friday - 10:30

Shopping Bus -Usually the 1st Friday. Call for reservation

Huntington Center:

Blood Pressure- CNS 2nd Monday May 10

RM 4th Monday May 24

Lunch/Bingo - Every Monday

Phase 10 games -Monday 1 p.m.

Line Dancing - May 10- 2nd Monday - 1:30 p.m.

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

Shopping bus - Usually the 1st Friday. Call for reservation.

Ferron Center:

Blood Pressure- RM 1st Monday - May 3

CNS 3rd Monday - Msy 17

Lunch - Monday/Tuesday

Excercise - Every Thursday 1 p.m.

Green River Center:

Nurse Clinic- May 5 - 1st Wednesday

Lunch - Tuesday/Wednesday

Bingo - May 19 - 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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