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Castle Dale City Christmas Party

The Castle Dale City Christmas Party will be held on Dec. 12 at 5:30 p.m. at the Castle Dale City Park. There will be chili and hot chocolate for everyone, wagon rides and Santa will be there too! Prizes will be awarded to the five best decorated homes.

Annual Candle Light Service

The Desert Edge Chapel will be holding it's annual Candle Light Service on Dec. 24, at 6 p.m. The Chapel is located at 500 South Main in Huntington.

Cleveland's Christmas Eve

Cleveland Town will hold its annual Christmas Eve Party on Dec. 24 at the Town Hall starting at 6 p.m. As always, there will be a short program, games, prizes and songs. Santa will stop for the kids.

Cleveland Community Christmas

The Cleveland Community Christmas Party will be Dec. 21. At 5 p.m. there will be caroling and hay rides, meet at Town Hall; 5:30 p.m. will be the lighting of the Christmas tree by the Mayor; 5:45 p.m. will be the Christmas party and dinner at the Cleveland church. There is a rumor that Santa Claus may show up.

RSVP Christmas Open House

Open house for all RSVP volunteers and friends. Dec. 17, 11 a.m to 5 p.m. at the RSVP Office, 141 East Main, Castle Dale. There will be refreshments, books & gift wrap, bring a friend and be entered in a drawing!

Huntington Glee Club and Women's Chorus

The Huntington Glee Club and Women's Chorus will present their 2002 Christmas Program Dec. 22 at the Huntington LDS Stake Center at 7:30 p.m., featuring a Children's Chorus and the cantata "O Night of Joy for Christ is Born" by David Len Allen.

People of Light

Home Place in Orangeville offers a reflection day on "People of Light." Join others in finding the light in this season of the year on Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For information and reservations call Paula at (435) 748-2230.

The Forgotten Patient

The Forgotten Patient Christmas Project was designed to help the people who are often overlooked during the holidays. The patients at the Utah State Hospital need your help. There are a variety of ways in which you can become involved. For further information, contact Shawna Peterson at 801-344-4254.


The D.R.O.P.S. truck will be in the parking lot of Desert Edge Christian Chapel, 500 South Main in Huntington, on Dec. 23. Sign ups begin at 11 a.m.

DUI Education Classes

DUI Education classes begin Jan. 14, 2003 from 6 to 8 p.m. and run consecutively for eight weeks at Four Corners Behavioral Health Center, Castle Dale. Please contact Lynne or Kari at 381-2432.

KUED Presents Holiday Schedule

Once Upon A Sleighride: Dec. 12 at 7 p.m.; Dec 16 at 1 p.m. American Soundtrack: A Classic Christmas from the Ed Sullivan Show, Dec 13 at 9 p.m. Navy Blue Messiah, Dec. 17 at Noon.

Holiday Hitting Pitching Camp

The Rocky Mountain School of Baseball announces its annual Holiday Hitting-Pitching Camp Dec. 27-28 in Lindon at Ultimate Sports. Hitting session is from 9 a.m. to noon daily and pitching session is from 1-4 p.m. daily. For more information, log on to or call 877-272-0862.

Cancer and Treatment Information

Intermountain Health Care has introduced an online resource center for information about cancer and the treatment of cancer. Log on to and click on the IHC Cancer Services link.

Emery County Historical Society

Emery County Historical Society will hold their annual Christmas party at the Museum of the San Rafael on Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. Sam Singleton will emcee with entertainment by Maribelle Wareham, Elaine Lofthouse and Marrilee Cox. Bring your favorite Christmas treat.

Progress Photos

The Emery County Progress is requesting everyone who has brought in photos to be used in the newspaper to pick up those photos. The hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Missoula Children's Theater

Missoula Children's Theater will present "Tales of Hans Christian Anderson," on the College of Eastern Utah campus Dec. 9-14. Auditions will be on Dec. 9 from 4-6 p.m. in the BAC Dance Studio. Dec. 14 there will be two performances at the Geary Theater at 3 and 7 p.m. No advance preparation is necessary, most students will rehearse four hours each day Monday through Friday. All student 2nd through 12th grade are encouraged to audition at no cost to the student.

Cowboy Poetry From the San Rafael

The book, "Cowboy Poetry From the San Rafael" will be available at the Museum of the San Rafael in Castle Dale beginning the first week of December. This book contains poetry and illustrations from local residents, as well as photographs and tidbits of information about the San Rafael. These books will be the perfect Christmas gift for family and friends. Stop in and place your order now.

Pioneer Theatre Company Presents Peter Pan

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the high flying family musical Peter Pan, with book by James M. Barrie, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh, music by Mark Charlap, additional music by Jule Styne and additional lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Peter Pan runs Dec. 4- 28 (special extension week Dec. 23-28 with special times). For more information contact the Theatre at (801) 581-6961.

Attention All Veterans, Dependents and Widows

The Service Officer will be at the Department of Workforce Services Price Employment Center, 475 West Price River Drive, Ste. 256 on Wednesday Dec. 11 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and at the Department of Workforce Services Provo Employment Center 1550 North 200 West from 1 to 2 p.m.

Foster Care Families

The Utah Foster Care Foundation is encouraging Utahns to strengthen families by becoming foster parents. For more information call 1-877-505-KIDS or log on to the website at

Deadline for 2002 Livestock Compensation Program

The deadline for applications under LCP is close of business Dec. 13. This program provides assistance to certain livestock producers experiencing severe 2001-2002 crop year feed and pasture losses because of drought. All eligible livestock owners are encouraged to apply. For more information, contact our office at 88 South 100 East in Castle Dale or call 435-381-2300 by Dec. 13.

Deadline for Visual Arts Fellowship Applications

Utah Arts Council announced the deadline for the 2003 Visual Arts Fellowship as Feb. 3, 2003. The program awards 2-$5,000 fellowships annually to help further the development of Utah's visual artists. They are awarded in areas of crafts, drawing, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculture as well as performance and conceptual art. For more information contact Lila Abersold at 801-533-3581 or email

Mail Boxes Etc. Teams Up with "Today" Show Toy Drive to Benefit Local Children

Between Nov. 25-Dec. 13, Mail Boxes Etc. will be collecting new, unwrapped, nonviolent toys, books, games and CDs. The items will be distributed by a local children's charity. To find a participating location, visit and click on the Today Show Toy Drive link.

Quivira Coalition and Utah Range Coalition: Survival Tools for Today's Ranch

A workshop on "Innovative Ideas for Ranching in the 21st Century" will be held Dec. 13 from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Red Cliffs Lodge, in Moab, Utah. They will present new ideas in livestock grazing, land management, and low stress livestock handling. Come hear about these innovative ideas from people who practice them. $35 per person, includes lunch and copies of text. RSVP's are needed for lunch. Deadline is Dec. 2. Contact Gayla at (435) 687-2986, or Roger and Shelley Barton at (435) 384-2397 or Please make your own motel reservations.

Museum of Church History and Art

"With Every Stitch" a new textile exhibit will be open from Nov. 15 through Oct. 19, 2003. "Christmas Creches from Around the World" will be open from Nov. 23 through Jan. 1, 2003 and will be showing Nativity scenes from around the world. Continuing exhibits are "The Living Christ," "Valiant Pioneer Children" and "Families and Faith: The Fabric of LDS Life" open through Feb 2. 2003. The museum is open Mon.-Fri. from 9 a.m.-9p.m., Sat.-Sun. (and most holidays) 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Christmas Eve 9 a.m.-4 p.m., New Years Eve (First Night) 9 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day. (801) 240-3310 or (801) 240-3584.

Folk Art Apprenticeships

Applications for 2003 Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program Grants are now available through the Folk Arts Program of the Utah Arts Council. Interested individuals should call George Schoemaker, 801-533-5760. The grant deadline is Dec. 31.

Half Time Performances

Anyone interested in performing at Emery High J.V. game half-times, please contact Nadine Hinkins at 748-5304.

Address Correction

Please note that the address printed on the food donation bag in the Emery County Progress is incorrect for the Emery County Food Bank. Donations can be made at the Emery County Food Bank at 40 South Center Street in Castle Dale.

New Snow College and SUU Program Guarantees Transfer of Credits

Snow College and Southern Utah University have set into action the Dual Admission/Intent-To-Transfer Program. This program guarantees transfer of credits from Snow to SUU. Successful completion of Snow's general education requirements will fulfill SUU's general requirements, if students receive a passing grade. Participating students will also have access to services, activities and advisement from the University while still attending Snow. They will also be eligible to participate in sporting events, student activities and cultural events as any regular SUU student is, immediately.

Dream House Photo Contest

Utah Preservation magazine's annual photo contest is seeking images of Utah's most charming, most elegant and most intriguing historic homes: The homes you have always wanted to own and live in--a dream house. Entries must be postmarked by Dec. 30 and sent to Dream House Photo Contest, Utah State Historical Society, 300 Rio Grande Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101. For more information contact Roger at or call 1-808-533-3561.

Photography Club

If you are interested in photography, we will be meeting on the first Wednesday of each month at 680 East 100 South, Price, beginning Nov. 13 at 7 p.m.. We will be going over landscape, portraiture, digital, photoshop, etc. Bring your ideas to share. Contact Greg at 637-1181 until 5 p.m. or 637-8628 after 5 p.m.

Earthwatch Education Fellowships

Earthwatch Institute is offering fellowships to fund K-12 educators and administrators to join scientific research expeditions around the world. For an application and more information contact, Earthwatch Institure: Education, 800-776-0018 ext. 118, or

Single Moms Conference

Central Utah 2002 Single Moms' Conference in Ephraim on Dec. 14. The conference will begin in the Crane Theater at 7:30 a.m. Breakout sessions will last until 4 p.m. Registration forms available at USU Extension offices and the Department of Workforce Service. For more information cal 435-283-7599 or e-mail

Ballet Repertory Ensemble

Missoula Children's Theater, Dec. 9-14, auditions, Dec. 9 at 3:30 p.m. in the BDAC Dance studio; two performances Dec. 14 in the Geary Theater at CEU, 3 and 7 p.m., three workshops, TBA: BYU Ballroom Dance Co. , Feb. 8, 2003, CEU BDAC, 7:30 p.m.: PACY Children's Play, FEB. 21, 2003, place TBA at 7 p.m.: Tribute to Broadway, Feb. 28-Mar. 1, 2003, CEU Geary Theater of Student Center at 7:30 p.m.: annual Spring concert, Apr. 24-26, 2003, classical dance forms, Apr. 25-28, 2003, contemporary dance forms, CEU Geary Theater at 7:30 p.m..

AARP Utah Seeks Volunteers to Prepare Tax Returns

AARP Tax-Aide, the nation's largest, free, volunteer run tax counseling and prepartation service is seeking volunteers of all ages who want to learn tax law and prepare tax returns for taxpayers of low-to-moderate income, with special attention to those over 60. Call toll-free 1-888-227-7669. When prompted, select Tax-Aide program and the select Volunteer Recruitment program. Leave your name and number. You will be contacted by a Utah Tax-Aide volunteer.

H.E.A.T. Progam

Do you pay your own heating costs? Need help with your heating bill? Get in touch with H.E.A.T. You must meet certain income qualifications and will need to provide proof of income and expenses. Apply Nov. 1 to Mar. 29, 2003 at the Emery County Community Center, 40 South Center, Castle Dale. Call 381-5410 for an appointment.

Schedule for Know your Religion Lecture Series


150 South 500 East

Chairperson, Anthony Beals


Programs are on Thursdays and begin at 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 9Susan Easton BlackJoseph Smith, A Prophet of God
Feb. 20Jeffrey W. MarshPlain and Precious Truths Restored--Understanding and Using the Joseph Smith Translation
Mar. 13Joseph F. McConkieTemple Symbolism
Apr. 10David E. BokovoyOne Eternal Round: A Survey of God's Plan of Happiness

Registration codes for this series: 23659-03adult season pass, 23659-04student season pass


Huntington Stake Center

11 East 200 North

Programs are on Fridays and begin at 7:30 p.m.

Jan 10Susan Easton BlackNauvoo on the Eve of the Exodus
Feb. 21Jeffrey W. MarshParable of the Latter Days
Mar. 14Joseph F. McConkieThe Three Pillars of Eternity
Apr. 11David E. BokovoyModern Revelation and the Ancient World

Registration codes for this series: 23659-03adult season pass,23659-04 student season

U of U Mood Disorders Clinic

The University of Utah Mood Disorders Clinic is seeking participants for one of the largest studies ever to study medications used to treat schizophrenia. This study will evaluate the new class of atypical antipsychotic drugs. For more information call Erika at The U of U Mood Disorders Clinic 801-581-8806.

St. George Art Museum

The Sixth Annual Juried Exhibition opens on Oct. 25 and continues through Jan. 4, 2003. This exhibition is open to all media and styles of expression, the objective is a fine art presentation reflecting the current pursuits of regional artists. For further information call 435-634-5942 or e-mail:

Deadline for Next ACT Test

College bound high school students who want to take the ACT Assessment have two chances to register before the Dec. 14 test date. The postmark registration deadline in Nov. 8 and the late registration postmark deadline is Nov. 21 To learn more about the ACT Assessment, including registration forms and test locations, contact your high school counselor or go to the ACT website which also offers useful tips, sample tests and the opportunity to order inexpensive test prep materials.

Call for Nominations: Honoring Outstanding Women in Utah

The American Diabetes Association would like to honor amazing Utah women for outstanding efforts in the community, work place or home at a special awards luncheon. The nomination process is completely free and open to the public. Submissions must be received in writing by Jan. 15, 2003.

Call Julie at 1-888-DIABETES ext. 7071 for a nomination form or visit and type in your zip code to see nomination criteria.

Scholarship Program Offers Award to Agricultural Students

Students pursuing careers in agriculture are eligible for scholarships sponsored by Agriliance, Land O'Lakes Feed and Croplan Genetics. Applications are available from local cooperatives or on the Agriliance web site, in the Careers section or the Land O'Lakes Feed web site, For more information or to request an application call 1-800-232-3639, ext. 4584.

Full Scholarships to Study in Germany

High school students throughout the southwestern states can study in Germany on a full scholarship during the 2003-2004 academic year. For more information call 1-800-727-4540, ext. 543, or visit

American Heritage Education Foundation

Our American Heritage Education Foundation is launching a nationwide effort to place fact-based historical information on the Vietnam War era in high schools.

High school or college educators need only to provide their name, phone, details of their course including student load, as well as a physical mailing address to receive a free package of materials. Included are VHS tapes, DVD set, a CD-rom, and a bound Educator Guide. E-mail requests to To find out more, call Kate at 1-800-536-5920.

Southern Idaho Baseball Camp

Southern Idaho Baseball is offering its 22nd annual baseball camp Dec. 27-29 at the indoor Expo Center on the College of Souhern Idaho campus in Idaho Falls. For an application or more information check out or contact Boomer at 208-733-2834.

Epilepsy Foundation Need for Awareness

Epilepsy is among the most common neurological conditions of childhood. Yet young people and their families often find that age-old stereotypes and misconceptions about it can be more difficult to cope with than the disorder itself. To provide support and information, the Foundation offers a toll free number, 1-800-338-1000 or visit the website at

Chicken Soup for the Horse Lover's Soul

Do you have a heart-warming, insightful and powerfully moving story about horses? The authors of the New York Times bestselling "Chicken Soup" series are currently seeking stories to include in the "Chicken Soup for the Horse Lover's Soul."

If you have a story that you feel should be included, please visit

Education Program developed by Joy Mining

Joy Mining Machinery has developed an award winning education program that is of benefit to students and teachers. The program informs students and teachers about the benefits of mining, and the important role minerals play in their everyday lives.

For additional information or a brochure describing the free program that can be adapted for grades K-12, contact Michele at 724-873-4242 or e-mail at

Museum of Church History and Art

Continuing special exhibits at the Museum of Church History and Art at 45 North West Temple in Salt Lake City are Sutcliffe Maudsley: The Living Christ (to Feb. 2, 2003), Valiant Pioneer Children (to Feb.2, 2003), and Families and Faith (to Feb. 2, 2003). Museum hours are 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat., Sun., and most holidays. Information numbers are 801-240-3310 and 801-240-3584.

Emery County Progress

The newspaper is looking to spotlight the county's senior citizens. If you know of a senior who would like to tell his/her story, please interview them and send the story and a photo to Emery County Progress:

Power Wheelchairs

The Three Wishes Program makes available to Senior Citizens (65 years old and up) and the permanently disabled, power wheelchairs at no cost to the recipient, if they qualify. The wheelchairs are provided to those who cannot walk and cannot self-propel a manual wheelchair in their home, and who meet the additional guidelines of the program. No deposit required. 1-800-451-0971 for more information or to see if you qualify.

Utah Arts Council Will Speak

Members of the Utah Arts Council's Board of Directors are available to speak to local groups about the importance of utilizing economic tools found in the arts to strengthen Utah communities. If your group is interested in learning more about how the arts are important to economic prosperity, contact Jerald Holyoak, 801-328-5047, or the Utah Arts Council at 801-236-7552 for more information.

Consumer Information Catalog

A new Consumer Information Catalog is available at no cost. This catalog contains a variety of information to help save you money and answer your questions. It can be obtained by calling 1-888-8PUEBLO, that's 1-888-878-3256, weekdays 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET., or visit to order.

Castle Dale Library Story Hour

Castle Dale Library will host story Dec. 20 at 10:30 a.m.

U.S.D.A. Website for Those Needing Hay

USDA has developed an internet website for producers of livestock that "need/have" hay, haying or grazing available. The website is located at and has a quick link titled FSA HayNet. This is available to assist livestock producers in finding needed hay or grazing.

Albuterol Products Available

The In Home Rx Program makes available breathing medications and Nebulizers to patients who may have Asthma, Emphysema or COPD at no cost to the recipient, if they qualify. If you are an oxygen user at home or have severe problems with breathing conditions, please call for more information to see if you qualify. 1-800-344-5764 or visit the website

Support Group

Bringing hope to single moms support group and self-reliance class now being offered in Castle Dale. Open to the public free of charge. It will be held on Thursday evenings from 7-8 p.m. There will be on site child care available with prior notice. The course offers self-reliance skills, recourses, skills on setting up a safety net and starting a new life plan. For more information call Jennifer at 381-2827 or Jackie at 637-5542.

Clinic For Women

Southeastern Utah District Health Department is offering a clinic for women between the age 40- 64. Get a private check-up by a female provider. Get a pap test and breast exam. Receive a free mammogram voucher. Women must meet age and income guideline to qualify for a free exam and mammogram. For more information call 381-2252.

Emery County Landfill

Business hours for the Emery County Landfill are Tuesday-Friday., 9 a.m.-5:15 p.m. and on Saturday, 8 a.m- 4:15 p.m. Closed on Mondays. For questions call 381-2719.

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