Open burn window is March 27-May 2. Come into the city hall for a burn permit before you burn. Individuals who do not obtain a burn permit may be subject to penalties.
Girl Scout cookies will be sold March 19-29. Community members can purchase cookies at booths at 801-265-8472 to go to www.gsutah.org to order.
The 2004 Vintage Photo Contest is out to spur interest in old photos with cash and prizes. Finalists will be judged on aesthetic value and the interest of the stories behind the photos. Finalists will be selected through www.vintagephotocontest.com where visitors can browse through the contest entries, read the stories and cast their votes. Monthly winners will be chosen to receive a free photo restoration and an 8x10 print. Deadline for new entries is Aug. 31. Upload your own photo or browse entries at www.vintagephotocontest.com.
Honor a teacher with a nomination for the Crystal Apple/Southeastern Teacher of the Year award. Sponsored by Emery Telcom. Nomination forms can be picked up at your local schools and at Emery Telcom's business offices in Price and Orangeville. Nominations due on or before April 16. For more information call Sandy Behling at 435-748-2223.
Cleveland Town burn window will be March 22-May 2. Cleveland Town now requires everyone who plans a controlled burn to obtain a burn permit from the town hall. For more information, call 653-2310. This includes yard waste.
Crafters are needed for the Castle Country Annual Spring Festival to be held April 23-24. For more information, contact Gay Lee at 381-2108 or 381-2850 or Debbie at 472-9570.
Come one, come all, to celebrate the retirement of Emery Jones on April 13 at 6 p.m. at Emery High School auxiliary gym. Peer helpers, teachers, associates and friends are welcome.
Cleveland Town will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt this year on April 3 at noon. All preschool and elementary age children are welcome to meet in front of the town hall. Bring your baskets and don't miss the fun in Cleveland. It's free and fun and everybody gets a prize. Don't be late. For more information call the town hall at 653-2310 or Jamie at 653-2219.
A Chris Boniol kicking and punting camp will be held in Salt Lake City on July 30-31. For more information on the cost, location and time, contact Chris at 1-214-793-0369 or visit http://ChristBoniolKickingCamp.com.
A field service officer from the Veterans of Foreign Wars will be in your area to assist you in understanding and applying for rightful VA benefits, preparing and documenting application for compensation, pension, hospitalization and other benefits on April 8, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. in the Price Workforce Service Center.
Story Time for pre-schoolers will be held every Friday at 11 a.m. Come and laugh it up with us.
Castle Dale Library announces its intent to promote the Reading Rainbow's 10th Annual National Contest. Kindergarten through third grade students can enter by writing and illustrating their own stories. Every entrant will receive a certificate of achievement signed by LaVar Burton. Twelve national winners will be selected, three for each grade level. Contest ends April 2. Visit the library for more information. Last year's winners can be view at www.pbskids.org/readingrainbow.
Emery County Little League sign ups will be held on March 24 and 25, from 6-8p.m. Locations are as follows: Elmo-Kelly Mortensen residence, 205 East Main; Cleveland-WynnAnne Cowley residence, 2280 Southflat Road; Huntington-Old City Hall; Castle Dale-Kent Jorgensen residence, 315 East 600 North; Orangeville-Cottonwood Elementary; Ferron-City Hall; Emery-Pat Sundstrom residence-144 West 200 North. For more information call Mark Tanner at 748-5522. Practices begin March 28, play begins April 20.
The Emery High School Rodeo Team will host their annual rodeo April 16-17 at the rodeo grounds in Castle Dale. The rodeo will begin at 4 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. on Saturday. A moment to honor the seniors on the team will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday evening.
CEU will host the 25th annual women's conference on April 16 with Norma Matheson keynoting the afternoon session. The conference will take place in the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center. For information call 435-613-5256. For Woman of the Year nomination, contact USU Extension at 435-636-3236 and return form by March 26.
The Castle Country Chapter of the Mule Deer Foundation announced the rescheduling of the banquet due to unforeseen circumstances. Rescheduled dates will be announced at a later date.
Controlled burn season will be March 27-May 2. Stop in at city hall and fill out a burn permit before you burn. Calling in burn information to city hall will no longer be acceptable. Individuals who burn without signing a permit may be subject to penalties.
Jan Petersen and Dixon Peacock will present the History of the Pioneer Museum at the Pioneer Museum in Castle Dale. The program will begin at 7 p.m. For more information contact Bert Oman at 381-5676 or Joyce Staley at 748-5165.
The Southeastern Utah District Health Department will be conducting two food handlers workshops March 25 at the health department in Castle Dale (25 West Main Street). The first at 4 p.m. and the next at 7 p.m. For more information call Terri Bennett at 381-2252.
Scouts have you been working on your booth for the Scout A Rama that will be held on May 1 at the Emery County Recreation Building in Castle Dale? Cub Scouts do you have your posters made? The Cub Scouts will be around selling tickets for this. Ticket sales will begin April 1. To make this Scout A Rama successful, we all need to have a booth. Let's make this the biggest Scout A Rama ever. Support the scouting program.
A Swell Cure for Cabin Fever spring poker ride, sponsored by Emery County Recreation and SouthEastern Utah Off Highway Vehicle Club will be held March 27. This ride will be held in Utah's scenic San Rafael. For information, call 435-384-2264, 435-381-2493, 435-381-2244 or 435-286-2258
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 website www.inhomerx.com for more information on the details of this program.
Ferron Elementary PTO encourages all residents of Ferron to help them to read one million pages. As you read for work or leisure, keep track of the pages you read. Record keeping forms are available at Ferron Elementary, Ferron Library and Ferron City Hall during business hours. Forms may be returned to the same locations. Totals will be recorded every Friday and posted on the marquee in front of the school. For information contact the school at 384-2383.
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.
The 2004 Utah Conference on Service "Engaging Community" will be held April 6-8 at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City. Visit www.volunteers.utah.gov for more information and to register.
Canyonlands Field Institute offers soft adventure educational programs that enhance the experiences of visitors to the Colorado Plateau. For more information on courses offered, go to www.canyonlandsfieldinst.org.
The Emery County Progress Newspaper office has moved to 410 East Main Street, Suite B, in Castle Dale.
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 (email@example.com).
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.
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.
Applications are now being accepted for city/county titleholders to compete for the title of Miss Teen Utah International and 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. Call or write: Miss Teen Utah International/Mrs. Utah International Pageant, PO Box 459, Riverton, UT 84065, (801) 254-4616, fax (801) 254-8547, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.mrsutah.com for more information.
Ten free white flowering dogwood 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.
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 Lang 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.