All eighth and ninth grade boys, football practice begins Aug. 16 at San Rafael Junior High football field from 5-7 p.m. Come dressed in workout clothes and football cleats if you have them. Contact Russ Willson at 384-2811 for more information.
Aug. 9 and 13, from 4-6 p.m., anyone 8 years old or older is welcome to attend. Community 4-H Club will be held at the old court house, Call 381-2381 and leave your name and number. The small fee covers the crochet hook and materials.
Professor Don Burge will host a star gazing in Huntington Canyon on Aug. 20 at 8:30 p.m. Meet at the Huntington Reservoir parking lot near the top of the canyon. It is free, and bring a jacket, a chair and a flashlight. A telescope or binoculars would be helpful but not necessary. Professor Mark Bunnell will be a guest speaker.
Mark Aug. 28 on the calendar for the Tour de Emery, bike ride against cancer. Get an entry form or donor sheet at any Emery County library. Ride will begin in Emery and end in Cleveland. Riders can ride all or part of the ride. Snacks and drinks will be provided and helmets are required. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life and promoted by MECCA.
Student schedules for the 2004-2005 school year have been prepared. Registration will be as follows: ninth grade, Aug. 10 at 9 a.m.-noon; eighth grade Aug. 10, 2-5 p.m.; and seventh grade Aug. 11, 8:30 a.m.-noon. For families registering more than one student, registration may be completed in one visit. Two orientation programs will be held for seventh grade students, the first at 8:30 a.m. and the second at 10:30 a.m. All seventh grade students should plan to attend one of these orientation meetings.
Southern Utah University Center for Rural Life, along with the Utah Rural Development Council and the Utah Department of Community and Economic Development wil host the 17th annual Utah Rural Summit, Aug. 11-13 at the Hunter Conference Center. Participants may preregister online at www.utahreach.usu.edu/rosie/summit or call Kathleen at 1-435-586-7853.
Public comment and question meetings will be held for the BLMs recently released RMP. The draft RMP may be viewed online at www.pricermp.com, or call the Price Field Office at 1-435-636-3600. A CD rom is also available. Meetings will be held: Aug. 24, Castle Dale, Museum of the San Rafael, 4-9 p.m.; Aug. 25, Green River, J.W. Powell River History Museum, 4-9 p.m.; Aug. 26 Price, Holiday Inn, 4-9 p.m.; and Aug. 31, Salt Lake City, Best Western Salt Lake Plaza Hotel, 122 West South Temple, 4-9 p.m.
A California teenager is gathering CDs and DVDs for our troops. For more information on sending letters of thanks and used CDs and DVDs, visit www.aMillionThanks.org or mail to A Million Thanks, c/o Lutheran High School, 2222 North Santiago Blvd., Orange, CA. 92867.
The Spartan Cheerleaders are putting on a cheer camp Aug. 10-11 from 9-11:30 a.m. Preregistration will be at 8:45 a.m. on Aug. 10. Camp will be held in the Emery Spartan Old Gym. There is a fee involved. No black shoes, no jewelry and wear hair up and out of face. Family and friends are welcome during the last hour of camp to watch the performance of what has been learned.
The graduating classes of '67, '68, '69, '70 and '71 will meet Aug. 7 at 7 p.m. in the Emery High School Lunchroom. Those attending are asked to bring a treat to share or a small fee. Come early and enjoy the Emery County Fair Parade and other activities at the Fair Grounds. Help spread the word. Questions, call Jay Frandsen at 381-2794.
The Black and Gold football game will be Aug. 13 at 5 p.m. Sophomores and Junior Varsity and Varsity at 7 p.m. The first game will be at home on Aug. 20 against Union at 7 p.m. Coach Reynolds noted the first football game will be before school starts.
Mark your calendars, roll up your sleeves. The City of Huntington is hosting a community blood drive with ARUP Blood Services, on Aug. 4 from 2-7 p.m. at the town hall. Donations will benefit patients at Primary Children's Medical Center, Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics, Shriners Hospital for Children and Uintah Basin Medical Center. Contact Jimie Jones at 687-2436 to sign up. Walks ins are also welcome. Allow 45 minutes for entire donation process and bring picture ID.
Ten Colorado Blue Spruce trees will be given to each person who joins The National Arbor Day Foundation. Send membership contribution to Ten Blue Spruces, National Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Avenue, Nebraska City, NE 68410, by Aug. 31 or join online at www.arborday.org.
The first annual veterans golf tournament will be held Aug. 13 at the Hill Air Force Base Golf Club. Veterans from all branches of the service are welcome for a day of golf, food and prizes. For more information contact Terry Schow at the Utah Division of Veterans Affairs, 1-801-326-2372 or 1-800-894-9497. The tournament will be 18 holes, four member team scramble.
Fran Cherry, Bureau of Land Management Deputy Director will be at the Emery County Fair on Aug. 6 to make a presentation to Emery County. "The BLM is giving the Director's 4 C's Award to the citizens and commissioners of Emery County for their more than a decade of partnering with the BLM," said Ruth McCoard, planning specialist and public affairs officer with the Price BLM.
The 4 C's award denotes consultation, cooperation, communication, all in the spirit of conservation. This award will be presented at 5 p.m. at the Emery County Fairgrounds to the current commissioners, past commissioners, the public lands director and the public lands council chairman.
For further information concerning the award, contact Ruth McCoard at 435-636-3638.