Thanksgiving Point is starting a new holiday tradtion this year. Bring your family to this unique drive through display of more than one million lights in five different holiday themes. Open from Nov. 28 to Jan. 3 from 5-10 p.m. daily. (Closed Sundays, Christmas Day and New Years Day.) For more information visit www.thanksgivingpoint.com.
Emery County Historical Society will host a November Harvest Ball at the Museum of the San Rafael at 7 p.m. Montell Seely will be teaching square dance and Virginia reel dances. Refreshments will be served.
Remembering the little town at the bottom of Lake Powell will be the topic of a free lecture by Tom McCourt, local author. The lecture and book signing will be Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. at the CEU Prehistoric Museum. For more information contact Castle Country Regional Information Center at 637-5060.
The Emery High Drama department will present Damn Yankees, a musical play on Nov. 20-22 in the school auditorium. Shows will begin at 7 p.m. and tickets can be purchased in advance from students or the night of the performance at the door.
Ron Rood, assistant state archaeologist, will present a lecture entitled How to Set a Table in 10,000 BC at the CEU Prehistoric Museum on Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. The lecture is sponsored by the Utah Humanities Council and hosted by the Castle Valley Archaeological Society. For information contact Margene at 637-0482.
Sign ups for Junior Jazz will be held at Huntington Elementary Nov. 19 from 5:30-7 p.m. and in Castle Dale at the Emery County Recreation building on Nov. 29 from 5:30-7 p.m. For more information call 748-2235.
A field service officer from the Veterans of Foreign Wars Department Service Office will be at the Price Workforce Service Center from 8:30-10:30 a.m. on Dec. 11 to assist in understanding applying for rightful VA benefits. This is a free service and veterans need not be members of the VFW to qualify for assistance.
The Festival of Trees which benefits Primary Children's Medical Center will be held Dec. 3-6 at the Southtowne Expo Center in Salt Lake City. The festival will run from 10 a.m-10 p.m. daily. There will be many displays including trees, wreaths and crafts. There will also be entertainment and food items available.
The Bureau of Land Management Price Field Office, 125, South 600 West, will sell Christmas tree tags from Nov. 24-Dec. 24. Office hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Only one tage will be sold per family. Complete names and addresses will be needed for each tag. Up to three tags may be picked up for family members, but each will require complete names and addresses.
The annual meat shoot sponsored by the Bookcliff Muzzleloaders will be held Dec. 6 at 10 a.m. It will be held at Pinnacle Peak Range in Price. Sam's famous homemade chili will be served free. Targets for women, juniors and men.
Riders for Santa will again be holding the toy ride for the children of Emery County. The ride will be Dec. 6 with riders meeting at Stewart's parking lot in Castle Dale. Ride will begin at 11 a.m and continue to Orangeville for lunch. Everyone is reminded to bring a toy for the donation and a pot luck dish for the lunch. For more information contact Annette at 384-2690 or Eric at 286-2225. Donations can also be made at Desertview Credit Union.
Women's Volleyball will start on Jan. 7, 2004. If you have a team contact Larraine Pierce at 687-9795 or Karl Jensen at 653-2770. Deposits must be made by Dec. 4 to hold a place on the schedule. A meeting will be held at the Huntington Library on Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. to discuss the rules and how the league will run. Every team must have a representative at this meeting. Many issues concerning the league will be discussed and decided.
Need help with your heating bills? Get in touch with HEAT. Apply at Emery County Community Center, 40 South Center Street in Castle Dale. Applications will be taken from Nov. 3, 2003 to March 31, 2004. Proof of income, family size or disability will be required. Call 381-5410 for an appointment.
College of Eastern Utah will host Bread and Soup Night every Monday night through November from 5-6:30 p.m. Proceeds will go to the Carbon County Food Bank. The event will be held in the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center.
Applications are now being accepted for city/county titleholders to compete for the title of Miss Teen Utah International to be held May 7-8, 2004 at Bingham High School in South Jordan. Call or write: Miss Teen International Pageant, Box 459, Riverton, Ut. 84065, or 1-801-254-4616, fax 1-801-254-8547, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be food handlers' classes for all persons working in food handling establishments. Classes will be taught in Price Dec. 10 at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. and in Castle Dale Nov. 20 and Dec.18 at 4 and 7 p.m. For more information contact Dr. Claron Bjork at 637-3671 or Terri at 381-2252.
Utah's youth anti-tobacco advocacy group, the Phoenix Alliance, encourages youth to fight big tobacco by entering the seventh annual Truth From Youth Anti-Tobacco Advertising contest. Entries are grouped in elementary, junior and senior high categories with cash prizes. Contest deadine is March 22, 2004. Create anti-tobacco radio, TV or billboard ads to enter. For more information call 1-801-256-4924 or visit www.youthagainsttobacco.com.
Utahns who need help quitting tobacco may call the Utah Tobacco Quit Line at 1-888-567-TRUTH. The quit line offers live tobacco cessation counseling, as well as referrals to additional services, state-of-the-art cessation booklets and kits with quitting aids. The quit line operates Monday-Thursday from 6 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday from 6 a.m.-8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Also visit www.utahquitnet.com which offers 24 hour help.
If you have suffered a stroke or been diagnosed with arthritis, Parkinson's disease, a respiratory disorder, or any other condition which causes you to be unable to walk or self propel a manual wheelchair, you may be eliglible to receive a motorized wheelchair at no out of pocket expense. Call Independent Senior toll free at 1-800-383-8435.
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.
The Homeownership Challenge is to increase minority homeownership by 5.5 million by the end of the decade. The American Dream Downpayment Initiative made significant progress as the US House of Representatives passed a $400 million bill to assist 80,000 low income families to become homeowners. For more information visit www.hud.gov.
Relay Utah launched relayutah.gov, making information about its toll free service and other resources easier to access by Utah's deaf, hard of hearing, speech disabled communites and their friends and families. Visit this website to learn more.
The Old Mill Camp of the DUP is offering a unique collection of over 200 pictures on CD. There are group pictures and pictures of past and present buildings in Ferron. The CD is being pre-sold to help raise money for the publishing of the book. Can be used as a screen saver or viewed as a picture album. The Old Mill Camp also has an afghan for sale. Contact Irene Williams at 384-2902 or Ferron City Hall.
Attention, union meeting for local 6363 will be held the third Wednesday of every month at the District 22 office in Price. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. Attend if you want to receive 70 year anniversary cap.
Story Time for pre-schoolers will be held every Friday at 11 a.m. Will be held every Friday except. Nov. 28, Dec. 26 and Jan. 2.
All Medicare recipients should now be aware that they may be eligible to receive an electric wheelchair or power scooter, paid for by Medicare, if they suffer from conditions such as arthritis, cardiovascular disease and respiratory disorders, and have difficulty walking or propelling a manual wheelchair. For information on Medicare eligibility contact Gregory at 1-800-810-2877.
Open nights at the Emery County Recreation Center will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8-10 p.m. There will be basketball, foosball, table tennis, darts, board games, etc. For more information, please call Emery County Recreation at 381-2108.
Emery County Care and Rehab is currently looking for volunteers to perform for one hour per month, providing musical entertainment for the residents. Any instrument is welcome. Any single person or group is welcome. Any age. Please call Tracy at 384-2301.
"Free & Low Cost Prescription Drugs - 7th edition," a book that lists drugs available through patient assistance programs, either free or for very low cost directly from the manufacturer, is published by the Cost Containment Research Institute in Washington, DC. The book explains how to find out if you qualify, and suggests 17 ways to reduce your medicine costs. Consumers may receive the book by sending a fee which covers printing, postage and handling, to: Institute Fulfillment Center, Book #: PD-75, P.O. Box 210, Dallas, PA 18612-0210. The website is www.institutedc.org, and the information number is (202) 478-0481.
Emery County Company of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers will hold their Holiday Social on December 1, at 12:30 p.m. at the Castle Dale Senior Center, Castle Dale, UT. Luncheon will be provided. Entertainment by Janet Tuttle and Tammy Lynn Cook. The group will also make old-fashioned ornaments. RSVP to Mary (384-3292), Marilyn (748-2442), or JoAnn (748-2633) by November 19. 2. Old Mill Camp of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers will hold their Christmas Social on December 4, at 3:30 p.m. at the Ferron Senior Center. Any questions about the above, please contact me - 384-3292 or work 613-5262.