Emery Animal Shelter is located at 470 West Hiway 29 in Castle Dale. Great animals are ready for adoption: nine kittens, six weeks old. Adult dogs; black and tan Dachshund mix, female; adult gray terrier mix, male, neutered. Prices vary and all include spay or neuter and rabies vaccination. Call 381-2539 for prices and more information.
An AARP driver safety class will be held on Nov. 5 at the Castle Dale Senior Center, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Defensive driving techniques, how to adjust your driving to age related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time will be taught. Most insurance companies will give a rate discount to those 55 and older who take the class. There is a minimal fee involved. For more information and to pre register call Carole Ziegler at 381-5023.
A field service officer from the Veterans of Foreign Wars will be working out of the Price Workforce Service Center on Nov. 18 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. This is free service to assist veterans in understanding and applying for rightful VA benefits, preparing and documenting application for compensation, pension, hospitalization and other benefits.
DROPS will be held Oct. 26 at the Fairgrounds, 500 East 100 South, Castle Dale. Signups begin at 11 a.m. You must be present to pick up a box. First come, first served. Do not block private driveways. We are not responsible for late truck devliveries nor the quality/quantity of the food offered.
The Genealogy and Family Heritage Jamboree hold its 2005 conference in St. George at Dixie Convention Center. There will be 63 classes in seven tracks, exhibits and speakers. For more information visit www.cgslink.com.
Desert Edge Christian Chapel will sponsor a Bazaar and Bake Sale on Oct. 28-30. Thursday and Friday, 5-8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The bazaar items are new handcrafted items. Desert Edge is located at 500 South Main, Huntington. For more information and to donate items, call Sylvia at 687-9184.
The Salt Lake Astronomical Society will open Harmons Observatory in the Stansbury Park Observatory Complex on Oct. 27 to allow the public to view a total eclipse of the moon, the first visible eclipse for three years. For more information visit the website at http://slas.ws, www.umnh.utah.edu/utahsky, or call the observatory at 435-882-1209.
The comment period for the resource management plan, originally ending Oct. 15, has been extended 45 days, to end Nov. 29.
Emery County Community Theater will be holding auditions for the upcoming production of the musical, Shenandoah. Auditions will be held on Oct. 19-20 from 7-9 p.m. at the Emery High School auditorium. Auditions packets can be picked at all libraries. The need is for men and women, 16 years of age and older, and boys from 8-12 years old.
Gallery East presents and exhibition of the works of Brian Christensen, Bryon Draper and Peter Everett from Oct. 4-29. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday.
Ferron Elementary PTO will hold their annual Halloween Carnival on Oct. 27 from 6-8 p.m. in the gymnasium at the school. There will be food and games for the entire family. Halloween costumes are encouraged but not required. For more information call 384-3117.
The second annual Tent of Terror will begin on Oct. 22 and run through Oct. 30, except Sunday in Cedar City at 200 West and Center Street. Times will be from 7-11 p.m. nightly. Get tickets at 1-800-PLAYTIX or www.bard.org.
A Christmas Festival will be held Nov. 5-6 at the Emery County Recreation Center in Castle Dale. There will be food, fun, booths, entertainment and crafts. Friday, 1-9 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m,.-4 p.m. For information contact Jodi at 381-2222 or Darlene at 381-2504.
CEU is looking for crafters. CEU classified staff is holding a holiday craft fair scholarship fund-raiser Nov. 19-20. If you are interested in having a booth contact Geniva Brooks at 613-5266 or Kelli Curtis at 613-5431 by Nov1.
Emery School District will be doing hearing screening tests throughout the school year. This testing will be done for all students in preschool, kindergarten, first grade, special education and students referred by their teacher or parent. Any parents who does not want their child to be given a hearing screening test should call their school and tell the secretary.
Food handler's classes will be held Nov. 17 and Dec. 8 at 9 a.m., 4 and 7 p.m. at Southeastern Utah District Health Department, 28 South 100 East, Price. Classes will be taught at the Castle Dale Health Department, 25 West Main Street on Nov. 18 and Dec. 9 at 4 and 7 p.m. For more information call 381-2252 in Castle Dale or 637-3671 in Price.
ALCO is sponsoring the 19th annual cute baby contest in which all the proceeds go to local charities. Bring in your photos now, voting begins Oct. 1. All babies up to 2 years of age are eligible.
The fall schedule for Ascension St. Matthew's Church will be as follows: Sundays 9:30 a.m.-Sunday school for all ages; 10:30 a.m.-worship, followed by fellowship and refreshments with a potluck lunch on the first Sunday of each month. Wednesdays, beginning in October, 6:30 p.m. worship. For more information call 346-0106. The church is located at 522 Homestead Boulevard in Price.
The 8th Annual Conference on Critical Issues Facing Children and Adolescents will be held Nov. 4-5 in Salt Lake City. For more information contact ESI Management Group at 1-801-501-9446.
To receive a free copy of the brochure As You Age, call 1-800-662-HELP. This brochure contains information for all seniors concerning aging, medications, and alcohol.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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, UT 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.
Girl Scouts need leaders in Emery County. Call Nina Green at 800-678-7809 to volunteer.
On Sept. 15, Secretary Veneman designated 20 counties in Utah eligible for Farm Service Agency emergency loans due to production losses. These losses were a result of drought, insects, damaging wind and heat, that occurred Jan. 1 and continuing. Applications can be picked up at the Emery/Carbon County FSA Office, 88 South 100 East, Castle Dale, or call 1-435-381-2300.
CEUs Bread and Soup night will be held on Oct. 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15, and 22, from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center. All proceeds go to the Carbon County Food Bank.
CEU Alumni Association is hosting a free Thanksgiving Musical Extravaganza on Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center. The program will feature the Huntington Glee Club, the Price College Institute Choir, Reverend David Velasquez and Earl Gunderson of East Carbon, and Sheree Fitzgerald of the Tabernacle Choir.
The Emery County Chamber of Commerce will host a Meet the Candidate luncheon on Oct. 27 at the Castle Dale Senior Citizen Center at noon.
County commissioner candidates will present their platforms and will answer questions. Republican candidate Commissioner Drew Sitterud and challenger Democratic candidate Gary Petty will be in attendance. The chamber welcomes everyone to attend to learn more about your candidates for county commission. Please RSVP to Jason Giatras at the Emery County Care and Rehab Center so he can get a count for the luncheon at 384-2301.
The United States Air Force Academy Band Stellar Brass will perform on Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Price Civic Auditorium. Free tickets may be picked up at the Emery County Progress office located at 410 East Main Street in Castle Dale.
The Emery County Economic Development council and the public lands department will host an informational meeting on responding to the BLMs resource management plan. It will be held in the county building at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 16.