Zions Bank encourages high school seniors to apply for the 2004 Founders Scholarship, which is a four year, full tuition scholarship awarded to 12 Utah high school students, one to each of the state's institutions of higher learning. Information about the program is available at online at www.zionsbank.com/scholarship.jsp.
Home Place in Orangeville offers a day to reflect on the canyons and green fields of "Life's Journey" on Feb. 28 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information and reservations, call Paula at 748-2230.
The Sports for Youth Foundation is now accepting high school volleyball teams, club volleyball teams, and individual volleyball players for the 2004 Goodwill Ambassadors International Volleyball exchange program. The program is open to both Canadian and American boys and girls.
Members of this team will represent their country, community and the Goodwill Ambassadors teams in volleyball tournaments and local competitions in London, Paris, Geneva, Venice and Rome. For info visit www.volleyballtours.com.
Ferron Stake is presenting a Family History Fair on Feb. 26 from 5-7 p.m. at the church located at 35 West 200 North, and the connecting family history library in Ferron. There will be several booths to interest family members of all ages, in cluding a Boy Scout genealogy merit badge booth, Young Women's Personal Progress booth, family reunions, family home evenings, family histories, journals, autobiographies, scrapbooking, photo enhancing beginning genealogy, and many, many more. Light refreshments will be served.
Funds are being raised for the Book Cliff Elementary 4th, 5th and 6th graders to go to the Clark Planaterium and the Botanical Gardens. Any donations large or small will be appreciated. Contact Dorothy Carter at 435-636-2825.
Daffodil Days, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, are back. Order your daffodils to be delivered March 10-15 from Cathy Sitterud at 381-5647. Pre-orders will be taken until Feb. 26.
Ascension St. Matthew's will host a Christian fellowship based on Lutheran and Episcopal tradtions, pancake supper at 522 North Homestead Blvd. in Price on Feb. 24 from 5-8 p.m.
Come meet and hear the governor candidates and representatives at the Republican Lincoln Day Dinner to be held Feb. 28 at 6 p.m. at the Museum of the San Rafael. This is the time to present your questions and special concerns to the candidates.
Range School for ranchers will be held at the Museum of the San Rafael on March 4 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. To register, contact Roger Barton, 384-2397.
Utah Poet Laureate Ken Brewer and poet Natasha Saje wil give a poetry reading at the College of Eastern Utah's Alumni room in the College Center Building on Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. This reading is free and sponsored by CEU and the Utah Arts Council.
Utah Democratic Presidential Primary election will be held on Feb. 24 at all Emery County city libraries. Voting time noon-8 p.m. Exercise your right to vote.
The next nation-wide test date for the ACT Assessment for college bound high school students will be April 3. Registration deadline is Feb. 27. For more information including registration forms and test locations, contact your high school guidance counselor or register online at http://www.act.org.
Applications are now being accepted for the Ten Star Basketball Camp Summer Camps. For a free brochure, call 704-373-0873, anytime.
Biking by Choice is sponsoring a bicycle ride through Utah to remind Utahns about the Utah donor registry. The ride will begin on the Idaho border in late April and rides will be on the weekends to continue through the state. A main event ride will begin in Huntington and will continue for six days through the heart of Utah. For details, write to David at 215 East 300 North, Orem, UT 84057 or send an email to (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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, 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.
Need to get your pet fixed? Emery County Super Fix-two week only. Feb. 9-21. Participating veterinarians include: Emery Animal Health, 470 West Highway 29, Castle Dale, phone 381-2539. Reasonable prices, extra charges for animals in heat, pregnant, retained testicles or dogs over 80 pounds. Call for appointment. For more informaion, call 1-866-PETS-FIX or visit www.utahpets.org.
Begin thinking about entries for the Emery County Fair exhibits. Now is the time to start. For information , contact Bernice Payne at 653-2212, the Extension Office at 381-2381 or Kathy Justice at 687-2403. This year's theme is "Building Bridges." We encourage everyone to join in and submit an entry. Prizes will be awarded this year. The exhibits will become a thing to remember. There are many talented people in this county and the exhibits in last year were among the best in the state. Help keep the number of exhibits growing and improving.
This year the fair would like to celebrate youth. We will honor all youth by honoring those men and women that have had exceptional influence in a child or youths life. This may be a teacher, fireman or policeman. It could be a coach, a 4-leader or scout leader. Anyone that puts forth the extra effort to help those they teach. If anyone fits into that category, tell us so that everyone can be considered. Submit your entry to: Emery County Fair, P.O.Box 1160, Huntington, Ut. 84528. Your entries will be kept confidential. This year, the theme for the fair is "Building Bridges." Nominations must be received by March 1.
The Huntington City 2004 dog licenses are now due. Proof of current rabies vaccination must be presented before license can be issued. Deadline for dog licenses is March 1. Dog licenses may be purchased at the Huntington City Hall or at the rabies clinic which will be held at the Huntington City Fire Station on: Jan. 24, 9 a.m.-noon, Dr. Brent Griggs; Feb. 28, 9 a.m.-noon, Dr. Glen Jensen.
Applications are now being accepted for City/County titleholders to compete for the title of Mrs. Utah International to be held May 7-8, at Bingham High School. Each City/County titleholder will receive a banner and crown pin as well as a wonderful prize package just for entering. You must be between 21 and 56 years of age by July 1, married at least 6 months and have lived in Utah for 6 months. Call or write: Mrs. Utah International Pageant, PO Box 459, Riverton, Utah 84065, (801) 254-4616, fax (801) 254-8547, or email email@example.com, visit www.mrsutah.com for more information.
All dogs in Castle Dale must be licensed. Dogs must be licensed by Feb. 29, after March 1 a late fee will be charged.
RSVP will be sponsoring a senior affairs fair on Feb. 19 from 1-5 p.m. at the Museum of the San Rafael. There will be many workshops offered covering a wide variety of topics of concerning senior life.
Orangeville animal licenses for 2004 are due by Feb. 28. Rabies clinic at Orangeville Fire Station on Feb. 21 from 9 a.m.-noon. Licenses will be available at the clinics.
Ten free flowering trees can be received free for joining the National Arbor Day Foundation. For more information go online at arborday.org or contact the National Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Avenue, Nebraska City, Neb. 68410.
To learn more about the activities of spacecraft from NASA, log on to their website http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/newsroom. More information can be found from Utah's ambassador to NASA, Patrick Wiggins at http://planet.state.ut.us.
A field service officer from the Veterans of Foreign Wars will be in your area, working out of the Price Workforce Service Center from 8:30-10:30 a.m. on March 11, to assist you in understanding and applying for rightful VA benefits. This is a free service.
The Heber Valley Railroad is taking passengers to the station stop at Soldier Hollow. From ther, passengers take a 1,000 foot tubing hill. Price includes the ride to the stop, a specially designed tube to use and the return train ride to Heber City. For more information, call SmithsTix at 1-800-888-8499 or the Heber Valley Railroad at 435-654-5601.
The Utah Arts Festival is now accepting applications from visual, performing and culinary artists who would like to be considered for participation in the 2004 Festival at Library Square. Applications are available online at www.uaf.org or at the office at 331 West Pierpont Avenue in Salt Lake City. For information contact Lisa Sewell at 801-322-2428.
The Huntington Lions Club is gathering used eyeglasses to be distributed to needy people in Third World countries. There is a special need for childrens' glasses. For more information, contact Judy Lange at 687-5349.
Four new exhibits have opened at the Museum of Church History and Art. They are Landscape and Life: The Rural Setting of the Latter-day Saint, Boyd K. Packer: the Lifework of an Amateur Artist, Music and the Spoken Word: Celebrating 75 Years of Mormon Tabernacle Choir Radio and You Have a Family Tree. For information concerning museum hours call 801-240-3310.
The US Commission for Scholastic Assistance offers many scholarships in many different categories. For information on obtaining these scholarship lists, send a self-addresssed stamped envelope, business size, to: The US Commision for Scholastic Assistance, P.O. Box 3209, Farifax, VA 22038-3209.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It turns out that we don't have any active troops right in your area, the GR kids are the closest ones. If you're able, a message saying that adults are needed to lead a troop in the area would be so appreciated! The contact for that would be Nina Green at 800-678-7809.