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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 call Paul -749-9697 or Jan - 384-2773.

2010 Joseph Hyrum Jewkes reunion


Descendents of Joseph H. Jewkes and those related through his father, Samuel Jewkes are welcome to attend a reunion held Aug 7, at the Old Fire Station Community Center in the Orangeville City Park. We Will meet at 1 p.m. and eat potluck lunch at 2 p.m. Bring: pot luck, pictures, geneology, stories, your own beverage, and an item for auction. The auction will be after lunch to raise reunion funds. We will visit and view displays, books, presentations, and tell stories about our ancestors. Music by the Jones Brothers. RSVP to

Chili-est Day at the Fair


Aug. 6 at 3 p.m. Open to all Emery County residents. (Chili must already be cooked when you arrive).Everyone bring your chili to be judged. Everyone can help judge by tasting the chili and voting. Votes will be tallied and a prize will be given.

Register Now for September ACT Test


Registration is now open for the Sept. 11 ACT achievement test. Students who wish to take the college admission and placement exam must register before Aug. 6. The national ACT September exam is the earliest college admissions test date of the school year. The cost for the ACT test without writing is $33. When combined with the optional ACT writing test, the total cost is $48. Students who qualify may apply for a fee waiver through their high school counselor. The ACT website,

Emery High Football


Practice for the upcoming season of Emery High football begins on Aug. 2 at 5 p.m. at Emery High. This is for all 9-12th grade boys who would like to participate. Prior experience not required. The black and gold football game is on Aug. 14 and games begin on Aug. 20.

Wild Horse and Burro Adoptions


Aug. 6-7 Spanish Fork Fairgrounds, 877-224-3956. Gunnison Prison Aug. 3 and Sept. 7. For more information contact your local BLM office or contact Gus Warr at or 801-539-4057.

Elmo Horse and Buggy Days


August 10th-14th

Events Tues-Fri start at 5 p.m., Saturday - 7:30 a.m.

Tue., Aug. 10: 5K and kids run, fireman's party

(Pre-register for the race Kristi Rasmussen 749-2533).

Wed., Aug. 11: Kids shodeo and dutch oven dinner,

(More info. Lacey Wilson 653-2153).

Thurs., Aug. 12: Bike ride.

Fri., Aug 13: One pitch softball tournament,

water fun for the kids.

Sat., Aug. 14: Breakfast, parade and festivities at the park

(Pre-register for the Parade Kiersten Jensen 653-2960).

All day fun at the park.

Concessions Each Night.

Critter Carnival


Kids come join us for Vacation Bible School at First Baptist Church of Ferron, UT. It will be held July 28-30 from 9:00 a.m. to noon for ages 5 to 6th grade. Come learn Bible lessons about God's creation and enjoy games, crafts, snacks, and more. Hope to see you there!!

Emery High Spardette Fundraisers


The Emery High Spardettes will be taking Old Fashioned Portraits of family, friends, and individuals at their booth at the Emery County Fair Aug. 6 and 7 at the Castle dale Park. Price will be $10 for an 8 x 10.

The Spardettes are also looking for someone who has an old junk car that they would be willing to donate to them to use at a fund raiser they are planning. Does not have to be in running condition. You wil receive a receipt that you can use as a tax donation. Call 749-0658.

Please support the Emery High Spardettes!!!

Peach Days Volunteers Needed


Ferron City is seeking volunteers to assist with the annual Fun Run to be held during Peach Days, September 11, 2010. Interested individuals or groups may contact Adele at the Ferron City Hall during regular business hours.

Volleyball Camp For 7-12 grades


7th-12th Grades

Spartan Center

Aug. 9-11

8:30-11:30 - 1:00-4:00

11:30-1:00 Lunch

If you're interest call Kris Bell 749-2239.

Volleyball Camp for 4-7 grades


4th-7th Grade

Aug. 2-4 $30


At the Spartan Center

Call Kris Bell 749-2239.

Canyon View Junior High Registration


Canyon View Junior High School will hold registration On TUESDAY, AUGUST 3 FROM 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Food Handler's Classes



Dates: Aug. 24, and Sept. 21.

Time: 9 a.m., 4 p.m., and 7 p.m. each day.

Place: 28 South 100 East, Price.

Cost: $15 (cards are good for three years)

For more info. contact: 637-3671

Castle Dale:

Dates: Aug. 25, and Sept. 22.

Time: 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. each day.

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

Cost: $15 (cards are good for three years)

For more info. contact: 381-2252.

2010 Open Class and 4-H Exhibit Entries


Exhibit entries will be accepted: Tuesday, Aug. 3rd from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers and baked good will be accepted: Wednesday, Aug. 4th from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. at the Emery County Rec. Dept. Building 75 South 400 East, Castle Dale, Ut.

Exhibit Hall will be open to the general public August 5th, 6th from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and August 7th from 12 noon to 6 p.m.

For more information call:

Open Class Exhibits: Michelle Scovill 381-2823

4-H Exhibits: Christine Jensen 381-2381

Photography: Seth Jensen 749-3693

All entries must be picked up on Monday, Aug. 9th, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

Cruise Away Your Caregiving Worries


If you or someone you know is a devoted family caregiver, you understand the stress that comes with caring for a senior loved one each day. What better way to relax than to cruise your cares away? The Home Instead Senior Care(R) network is sponsoring a free, five-day cruise for one lucky caregiving hero. Or, if you nominate a friend or family member for this relaxing getaway, you could be eligible to win a laptop and camcorder. Just go to before the August 15, 2010, deadline to learn more about the contest and to nominate yourself or someone else for the drawing, which will be conducted August 16, 2010. The five-night, six-day Caregiver Cruise in the Caribbean for one caregiver and one guest is scheduled for Jan. 3 to Jan. 8, 2011. In addition to the cruise, valued at up to $4,200, the winning recipient and guest will receive 40 hours of free care from a Home Instead Senior Care professional CAREGiverSM for their senior loved one while they are away. For more information, visit

Fundraiser For Carter McOmie


"A Breath of Life for Carter"

Carter McOmie is 3 years old and was born with a congenital heart defect. He is on oxygen all of the time because of lung disease from complications at birth. He is in need of a special machine that will help him play outside and travel easier. A booth will be set up at Huntington's Heritage Days on July 2-3. They will be selling, raffling and auctioning donated items. Donations are being accepted at Wells Fargo or by calling Jessica @ 435-749-9451.

Any extra funds will be saved for Carter's heart transplant which will be in the next few years.

Relay photo contest


The contest will help personalize our website. We want to feature photos of people in our community rather than the generic ones currently online. Please submit any photo taken at relay and include your name and phone number. Digital photos can be emailed to with the subject line "photo contest." Hard copies of photos can be mailed to Diane Tadehara at PO Box 64, Ferron, UT 84523. Judging will be completed July 9, and the winner announced in the Progress on July 13. A prize will be awarded.

Free Removal of Honey Bee Swarms


Free removal of swarms of honey bees. call 687-2822.

Folk Art Vendors Needed


The Museum of the San Rafael is looking for vendors for:

The Folk Art Festival


August 3rd - August 7th

Please call 381-5252 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Mon. - Fri. if you are interested in displaying or demonstrating Art and Folk Art of any style.

We would like to represent our local artisans and also artisans from out of the area.

Memorial Runs


We will continue to run in honor of Coach Gardner and for his family throughout the summer. For more info. contact Nadene Hinkins @ 748-5304, Nathan Mecham @ 749-2870. Pre-register at least two weeks in advance of the race for $10 or $15 after that. The fee includes a t-shirt. Peach Days- Sept. 10 & 11- contact City Hall.

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.

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.

"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

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.

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.

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.

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



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.

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

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.

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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