The Rock Canyon Trail Camp wants anyone whose ancestors crossed the plains before 1869. Join the Rock Canyon Trail DUP Camp at the opening social Sept. 12 at 10 a.m. in the Orangeville City Park. Bring a potluck.
The opening social for the Camp Dale DUP will be held on Sept. 12 at 1 p.m. A luncheon will be served. You don't need to be a member of the DUP in order to attend. Come and join us and have a good time.
Emery School District will be screening the hearing ability of our students 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 do not want their child to be given a hearing screening test should call their school and tell the secretary.
If you experienced below normal production for your crops in 2003 or 2004 because of drought conditions, this program can help to reimburse your losses if they are in excess of 35 percent. You will need to provide production evidence and meet other eligibility requirements. The deadline to sign up is Sept. 9. For more information or to sign up call 435-381-2300.
A field service officer from the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. (VFW), Department Service Office in Salt Lake City, will be in our area to assist you in understanding and applying for rightful VA benefits, preparing and documenting application for compensation, pension, hospitalization and other benefits. This is a free service and veterans need not be members of the VFW to qualify for assistance. The VFW field service officer will be working out of the Price Workforce Service Center on Sept. 1 and Sept. 15 from 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Huntington Camp DUP will hold a meeting in the Huntington Senior Center on Sept. 8 at 1 p.m. Anyone who is interested is welcome to come.
The Emery County womens volleyball organization is in need of a new director. Without a volunteer to fill this position, there will be no womens volleyball this year. Call Cassie Lake at 653-2423 or 749-0682.
If you suffered at least a 40 percent loss on your non-irrigated pasture land in 2003 because of drought, you may be eligible to receive a payment to reimburse you for your grazing losses. The payment is contingent on the number of eligible livestock and sufficient grazing to support those livestock. The sign up deadline is Sept. 9. For more information or to sign up call 435-381-2300.
Rocky Mountain School of Baseball announces its annual Labor Day Tournament in Utah County on Sept. 2, 3, and 5. The tournament will include the following age divisions: 8u, 9u, 10u, 11u, 12u, 13u, 14u, 15/16u, and 17/18u. They are also having their 12th annual Fall Super League. The league will consist of six Saturday doubleheaders beginning on Sept.10-Oct. 15. The league will include teams from across the Wasatch Front and Idaho and will be divided into 3 geographical regions and the ages divisions are the same as listed above. For more information or for team registration log on to www.rmsb.com or call toll free at 1-877-272-0862.
Gary Gildner has won many awards for his novels, memoirs and poetry. Gildner will be visiting the College of Eastern Utah. He will have a poetry reading on Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center in the Alumni room. Refreshments will be served and also an opportunity to meet Gildner. He will also have a memoir writing workshop on Sept. 8 from 12-2 p.m. in the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center in the Board room. The workshop is free and students and the public are welcome. Space for the workshop is limited, so reservations are required. Call Nancy Takacs at 613-5329 or Humanities Division secretary Randee Schultz at 613-5223.
Signups for soccer, for ages 4-18, will be held Aug. 30 from 4-6 p.m., in Castle Dale at Emery County Recreation building, in Orangeville at Cottonwood Elementary, in Huntington at Huntington Elementary, and in Cleveland at Cleveland Town Hall. No late signups after Sept. 2. For more information call Dannette at 748-2085.
A tip line has been introduced in Emery County. The Emery County drug task force is requesting help from the residents to report any suspicious drug activity. The number is 381-2888, and all callers will remain anonymous. It is very important for citizens to be actively involved in helping remove drugs users and pushers from Emery County.
An Emergency Preparedness and Health Fair will be held Sept. 24 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Emery County Recreation Building, 75 South 400 East, Castle Dale. There will be educational booths with information regarding food storage, emergency supplies, fire, HAZMAT, mental health, and many more subjects pertaining to health and emergency preparedness. There will also be entertainment provided, and concessions will be available.
AWANA club for children age 3 through sixth grade will be held at Desert Edge Christian Chapel on Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m. The fun will begin on Sept. 7 with games, Bible lessons, treats and fun. The theme for this year is Red, White, and Blue, the Lord Loves You. For more information call 653-2361.
On Sept. 7 during the Arapeen ATV Jamboree, a special ladies ride will be held. The ride will be the Black Dragon ride and is rated beginner. Lunch will be catered on the trail for a small fee. For more information contact Corey at 381-2431 or 749-6301.
The FFA students at Emery High School are sponsoring an ATV rodeo to be held in conjunction with the Arapeen ATV Jamboree. The ATV rodeo will be held Sept. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ferron rodeo grounds. Everyone is welcome to enter the rodeo, and there will be different divisions and many events. For more information and to register contact Corinne Dalton at 286-2464 or one of the FFA students.
The Peach Days soapbox derby will be held Sept. 10. There is no entrance fee, however, drivers must be at least 6 years of age and must have a signed permissions slip if they are under 18 in order to participate. Entry forms must be turned in to City Hall by 5 p.m. on Sept. 7. Entry forms and rules are available at City hall during regular business hours. Races will be divided into similar age groups with one race as an open class. Prizes will be awarded to the winning participants and to the cars with the most original design.
There will be food handlers classes for all persons working in restaurants, bars, nursing homes, school cafeterias, convenience stores or grocery deli's. Classes will be taught in Price on Sept. 28 at 4 and 7 p.m. at Southeastern Utah District Health Department, 28 South 100 East. Classes will also be taught in Castle Dale on Sept. 29 at 4 and 7 p.m. at the Health Department, 25 West Main Street, Castle Dale. For more information call Dr. Claron Bjork at 637-3671, or Terri at 381-2252.
---is alive and well, and building. To help on a workday, for an application, for information, call Katherine at 435-650-0074 (leave a message) or call Sylvia at 687-9184. Volunteers and board members needed from both Emery and Carbon counties. Always collecting aluminum cans. Call Sylvia or drop off to Dave at Price Metal Salvage, 510 East 1250 South, Price, 637-8609. Donations for the fully wheelchair accessible house in progress in Castle Dale, can be sent to HFH of Castle Country, P.O. Box 724, Price UT 84501. Building Homes, Building Lives, Building Our Community.
The Utah State Fair Living Arts Exhibits entry deadlines are approaching. All entries must be received by the following dates or they will not be accepted. Agriculture and Horticulture- Sept. 7, 12-6 p.m.; Creative Arts- Sept. 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. - Sept.2, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.- Sept. 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fine Arts- Sept. 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.- Sept. 2, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.- Sept. 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Floriculture- Sept. 8, 10, 13 and 16, Entries may be received after 9 p.m. the night prior to each show, except the first show, or they may be received between 7 p.m. and 9 a.m. the day of the show; Home Arts- Sept. 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.- Sept 2, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sept 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Candy, yeast bread, cookies, cakes, etc- Sept. 7, 8 a.m.-noon.; Photography- Sept 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.- Sept. 2, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.- Sept. 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; 4-H Exhibit Building- Sept. 1, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Crop and garden only- Sept 7, 12-2 p.m.; FFA Crops and Mechanics- Sept. 8, before 1 p.m.; Cook Offs- See www.utahstatefair.com or call (801) 538-8400 for details.
Guidelines and application forms are now available for Utah Arts Council grants to help nonprofit organizations fund arts-related activities. Representatives of nonprofit organizations should contact Grants and Endowments Manager, Sherry Waddingham for an application booklet. Ms. Waddingham can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org; (801) 236-7550; or Utah Arts Council, 617 East Temple, Salt Lake City, Ut 84102-1177. Application deadlines are Sept. 1 and Oct. 1.
Peach Days tournament-Sept 10; State 2-man best ball-Sept. 17; monster mash 4-man scramble-Oct. 8; and snow man 3-man scramble-Nov. 5.
The Castle Country Horse Show Association schedule is: Sept. 17, Castle Dale. Show will start at 9 a.m. with registration at 8 a.m. For more information, call Denise at 1-801-794-0901, Paige at 435-748-2881, Roxanne at 435-653-2589, or Rhonda at 435-637-4023. More information can also be found online at www.dmndshrscs.com/CCHSA.html.
To donate to Operation Home Support, a program to send packages to local soldiers stationed overseas, contact Jan Hess, 384-2753. Donations can be mailed to American Legion Auxiliary #42, P.O. Box 209. Ferron, Ut. 84523.
Project ChildSafe, sponsored by the National Shooting Sports Foundation will be distributing free gun locks throughout Emery County. Members of the community may call their local law enforcement agency for information on how to obtain a free gun lock.
AA and NA meetings will be held at the Emery County Recreation Center, 75 South 400 East, Castle Dale. AA will be Tuesday nights from 6:30-7:30 p.m. NA meetings will be Thursday nights from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
New hours for the Pioneer Museum are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Monday through Friday, and Saturday noon-4 p.m. Share your pioneer heritage with family and friends.
Emery County Archives now has new hours. The new hours are noon-5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The Archives is now under the supervision of the Emery County Recorder and a message may be left at that office at 381-2414.
Drug addictions can leave an individual feeling helpless and out of control, especially if you are the family member or friend of an addict. Narconon Arrowhead can help. Narconon offers free counseling, assessments and referrals to rehabilitation centers nationwide by calling 1-800-468-6933 or logging onto www.stopaddiction.com. Don't wait until it's too late. Call Narconon now.
The Wheelchair Foundation, Intermountain Healthcare, and the George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation are partnering to distribute free wheelchairs to disabled Utahns. Persons interested in getting a free wheelchair can call 1-877-387-3839, or apply at www.wheelchairfoundation.org/utah.
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.
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 your qualify for financial aid through state and federal programs, contact the Department of Workforce Services at 1-435-381-6100 during working hours.
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.
All Medicare recipients should now be aware that if they suffer from conditions such as arthritis, cardiovascular disease, and respiratory disorders, and have difficulty walking or propelling a standard wheelchair, they maybe eligible to receive an electric wheelchair paid for by Medicare. For information on Medicare eligibility contact Gregory at 1-800-810-2877.
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, 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.
Girl Scouts need leaders in Emery County. Call Nina Green at 800-678-7809 to volunteer.