Cleveland Town will hold its annual Christmas Party on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24 at 6 p.m. at the town hall. There will be a short program, light refreshments and of course, Santa will make a special visit. Come and join our fun family holiday tradition.
During all of 2005, Cub Scouting will celebrate its 75th Anniversary. The Boy Scouts of America organized Cub Scouting for younger boys in 1930. The Buckhorn District will celebrate with a special banquet to honor present day scouting leaders on Jan. 8, 2005. If you were a cub scout leader at any time during the early years of Cub scouting, contact Kolene Gilbert at 381-2736 or email at zebras2etv.net.
A four hour defensive driving class will be held on Jan. 15, 2005 at the Castleview Hospital classroom, 300 North Hospital Drive, Price. Drivers may complete the course for a 50 point reduction from their Utah driving record. Seniors, over 55 years of age, may qualify for insurance discounts after completing the course. For additional information or to register, contact the Utah Safety Council, 1-800-933-5943 or visit www.utahsafetycouncil.org.
Buckhorn Archery will begin soon. Get your bows ready. Open shoot on Wednesday's from 4-8 p.m. beginning Jan. 5, 2005 at the Emery County Recreation Center, 75 South 400 East in Castle Dale. Registration will be that day. For more information contact Randy at 384-3393, Eric at 384-2319, Brook at 384-2396, or Jason at 384-2926.
A field service officer from the Veterans of Foreign Wars will be in the area to assist in understanding and applying for rightful VA benefits on Jan. 6, 2005, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at the Price Workforce Service Center.
Quarter Mile tubing hill in Soldier Hollow opened for the season on Dec. 11. For more information call Howard Peterson at 1-435-654-2002.
Emery County womens volleyball league is holding sign ups now. Call Nicole Denison at 687-2638 or Tiffany Conover at 384-2272 to sign up teams. Deadline is Dec. 31.
Emery Animal Shelter is located at 470 West Highway 29 in Castle Dale. Animals are ready for adoption: kittens, four assorted; cats, one female adult, and one male adult. Puppies, two mixed breed; one female ShihTzu adult, one female red Australian shepherd; and two black labs. Prices vary and all include spay or neuter and rabies vaccination. Call 381-2539 for prices and more information.
Application and nomination forms are available to nominate the most creative people in K-12 education. Those individuals who make a difference in the lives of children in the community should be nominated. Visit the website www.leadersinlearningawards.org for more information and nomination forms.
Nominations are now being accepted for the Women's Achievement Award. The Utah Commission for Women and Families is searching for Utah women who have made significant contributions to women and families in our state. Winners will be honored during Women's History Month in March 2005. For more information contact Curt at 1-801-526-4315.
Huntington First Ward Christmas party will be held on Dec. 22 at 6 p.m. in the 1/5 building. Dinner will be served. Primary program and Santa. Gifts for children.
The Cleveland fire department will host a benefit for Gerald "Fats" Schade, who recently underwent surgery and is without medical insurance. The raffle will be held Jan. 19, 2005 and tickets are available at Country Corner in Cleveland, BK's and Castle Service in Huntington. Tickets are also available from any member of the Cleveland Fire Department.
Grief support group for parents who have lost a child will be held Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in the classroom at Castleview Hospital, 300 North Hospital Drive, Price. For more information contact 637-4800, ext. #4018 or 820-0287.
The Southeastern Utah District Health Department in Castle Dale now has influenza vaccine available for the general public. Clinic hours are Monday-Friday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. and Monday from 8:30-11:30 a.m.
There is a road onto East Mountain near the Des-Bee-Dove mine. It is called Tom's Trail. It is not the road above the mine, but a trail east of the mine. There is little known of this trail and I am looking for anyone with any part of the history of Tom's Trail. If anyone has any information about the trail, such as who built it, who it was named for, or any other part of the history of this trail, contact Mark H Williams at 435-381-2493.
Merlin Christiansen is looking for photos of the Old Woman Mountain, located by the rest stop off I-70 in Salina Canyon. If anyone has photos please contact Merlin at 286-2348.
The Price Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management, 125 North 600 West, will sell Christmas tree permits for personal use until Dec. 23, from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. The tag cost is $5 per tree, with only one permit allowed per household.
For a unique and special gift for Christmas or a birthday, visit our museum gift shop. We have Native American dolls, turquoise and silver jewelry (now half price), Kachina dolls, turned wood bowls, San Rafael rock art afghan, pottery, stocking stuffers, shirts, books, pictures and much more. Lay-a-way now for the holidays.
Are you having trouble getting money for college? Have you been denied a PELL grant? Do you lack funding? Have you exhausted all other financial resources? To see if you qualify for financial aid through state and federal programs, contact the Department of Workforce Services at 1-435-381-6100 during working hours.
The HEAT program is once again in operation. If you need assistance with your heating bills, call Kathy in Community Services at 381-5410 to schedule an appointment. The program runs from Nov. 1, 2004-March 31, 2005.
Nominate outstanding volunteers from your community for the Governors' Points of Light Award. For information about nomination criteria, go to www.volunteers.utah.gov. To request a hard copy of the nomination form, contact the Utah Commission on Volunteers at 1-801-764-0704 or 1-888-755-8824.
Students pursuing careers in agriculture are encouraged to apply for scholarships sponsored by Agriliance and Croplan Genetics. Applications are available from participating local cooperatives or on the Agriliance website, www.agriliance.com in the careers section, or at www.mbservices.com. Applications must be postmarked by March 1, 2005. For more information or to request an application, call 1-800-232-3639, ext. 4584.
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.