Meet the candidate nights will be held in Orangeville on Sept. 21 and 28 at City Hall at 7 p.m. Don't miss the opportunity to get to know who is running and support your candidate. Citizens will have the opportunity to question the candidates. The mayoral candidates night will be Sept. 21, and those candidates are: Paul Riddle, Bart Cox, and Jeff Tuttle. The candidates for council seats will be held Sept. 28, and those candidates are: Marc Stilson, Shaun Jeffs, Carol Larsen, Tom Madsen, Carol Ware, James Davis, Danette Waite, and Kent Peterson.
The Emery County Chamber of Commerce presents Main Street Development Seminar on Sept. 29, in the Castle Dale Senior Citizen building from 1-2 p.m. Lunch will be served. Guest speaker will be Allen Henry, the city manager for Panguitch. He will present information about money available to towns for Main Street improvements. RSVP to the chamber at 381-2547 by Sept. 27.
A service project at the Swinging Bridge will be held on Sept. 17 at 9 a.m. There will be heavy work involved. If you can help, contact Ray Petersen at 381-5552 or Joyce at 381-2510. A hot dog roast and pot luck will be held at noon, with a short program following lunch. The Emery County Historic Preservation Committee is in charge of the restoration of the Swinging Bridge. Many volunteers are needed.
The final farmers market will be held on Sept. 17 at the Emery County Recreation building in Castle Dale. It will be from 9 a.m.-noon and along with the produce and craft items for sale, a chili cook off will be held with prizes for the winners.
Amanda Borneman, a graduate student at BYU, is looking for people who worked at the Standard Parachute Plant in Manti during World War II. She wants to interview them as part of her thesis project. Contact her at 1-801-370-1170 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail at 335 East 400 North, Apt. 208, Provo, Ut. 84606.
IronHorse Raceway in Huntington will host a points race on Sept. 17-18. Sign-ups begin on Friday at 5 p.m. Practice starts at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday.
In conjunction with National Public Lands Day, Utah State Parks and Recreation offers Free State Parks Day Saturday, Sept. 24. Day-use fees will be waived at all Utah state parks.
The National Foster Parent Association has launched a clothing drive and relief fund to support foster families displaced by Hurricane Katrina. While clothing for all ages is needed, there is particular need for new underwear and clothing for infants aged 0-24 months. Clothing donations should be sent via U.S. mail or UPS to the Adoptive and Foster Parent Association of Georgia, addressed to Sharon Carlson, 600 Bear Road, Bogart, GA, 30622. In addition, NFPA is collecting monetary donations that will be used as cash grants and gift cards for affected foster families. Donations can be made online at www.NFPAinc.org or mailed to NFPA, 7512 Stanich Avenue #6, Gig Harbor, WA, 98335. Checks and money orders should be made payable to "NFPA Disaster Relief."
Provo Canyon Limited-3 hour scenic tour through Provo Canyon, Tues.-Sun. through Oct 15 at 11 a.m.; Soldier Hollow Express-1 1/2 hour scenic tour through Heber Valley, Tues.-Sun. at 3 p.m.; comedy murder mystery-includes pizza dinner, Sept. 17, 24 and Nov. 12 at 6 p.m.; sunset BBQ special-live bluegrass band and BBQ dinner, Sept. 16 at 6 p.m.; haunted canyon-fun/spooky 35 minutes to destination unknown, Oct. 7- 8, 14-15, 20-22, 27-29 times vary from 7, 8 and 9 p.m.; North Pole Christmas Train-read along with the story "Polar Express" as Santa's elves serve hot chocolate and cookies. On the return Santa boards the train handing out bells to all children, Nov. 25-26, 30 and Dec.1-3, 5-6, 8-10, 12-17 and 19-23. For more information call 435-654-5601 or for tickets call SmithsTix 1-800-888-8499.
The ninth annual conference on Critical Issues Facing Children and Adolescents will be held on Oct. 31- Nov. 1 at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center, 255 South West Temple, Salt Lake City. For more information call ESI Management Group at 801-501-9446.
Habitat for Humanity of Castle Country will be holding workdays every Saturday to frame-up, roof and winterize the wheel-chair accessible house being built in Castle Dale for a single mom, her four young children and her care-giver. At this time more than anything, volunteers are needed; especially two construction supervisors for workdays, board members to help make decisions are needed. Fund raisers are needed. How can you help HFH help this family? You decide. Call Katherine at 650-0074 or Sylvia at 687-9184. Your time and willing hands to help are so important at this crucial time for this family home.
Record your history-easy step by step guide with assistance. Mondays at 1 p.m. at the Stake Family History Library in Huntington, beginning Sept. 19. Everyone is welcome. For more information and registration call Bernice at 653-2212 or Sheila at 687-9383.
MECCA bike club is sponsoring the Wedge Fall Festival bike ride on Sept. 23-25. Visit www.biketheswell.org for more information.
UP&L retirees will hold an information meeting on Sept. 28 at 10 a.m. in the board of education building in Price. Julie Lewis from the benefits administration will be there to answer any questions retirees may have. Also, there will be a speaker to take about identity theft. Make an effort to attend.
Free screenings will be held at Emery Medical Center. They are: prostate screening, 1-5 p.m. on Sept. 13, by Lowell Morris; breast exams, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. by Christine Bardsley; and skin screening from 1-5 p.m. on Sept. 19 by Otto Dickman. Call in advance for an appointment. Charts will not be pulled, so limit the visit to the screening only. To reach Emery Medical Center can be reached at 381-2305 and is located at 90 West Main Street in Castle Dale.
Habitat for Humanity of Castle Country has an urgent need for two construction supervisors to work alternate weekends in the framing up and roofing stage of the house being built in Castle Dale. Call Katherine (650-0074) or Sylvia (687-9184). Volunteers are also needed each workday before winter weather sets in. A variety of committee members are needed to make decisions and carry on affiliate business. Meetings held the second Monday of each month, 6:30 p.m. at the Carbon County Courthouse.
Preschool story time's theme for September is "Color me Reading." It will be held on Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. at the Castle Dale Library. Sept. 20 is blue and Sept. 27 is yellow.
The Emery County community theatre will be holding tryouts of the musical "Seussical" on Sept. 20-21 in the Emery High Auditorium from 7-8:30 p.m. There will be open tryouts for anyone 8-80, especially teenagers. It will be performed Feb. 9, 10,11 and 13. You must be to every practice a minimum of three times a week from December through the performance and every day the last two weeks before the production. If you must miss tryouts call Ann Murdoch at 653-2943. Tryout packets will be available at your local library starting Sept. 6. Come prepared with something from the packet and a 30 second to one minute rendition of a song of your choice.
The MS support group meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Conference Room at South Eastern Utah District. Health Dept., 28 South 100 East, Price. Family members and caregivers are welcome too. Wheelchair accessible.
Cognition, memory, fatigue and new developments in MS research will be talked about at an evening with Dr. Dennis Thoen MD, Western Neurological Associates and Emily Kriech, PA-C. It will be held on Sept. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Ballroom, 838 Westwood Blvd., Price. There will be Q&A following and refreshments served.. Please RSVP. For information, call 637-0712.
There will be no immunizations given at the Southeastern Utah District Health Department in Castle Dale on Mon., Sept. 19. For immunizations during this time call the Price office at 637-3671. Immunizations will resume the following week on Sept. 26 from 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Do you remember that special 4-H leader that took time for you. Do you have fond memories of 4-H summer camps. We are looking for the names of those who may have touched your life in 4-H. We want to do a special presentation for the 4-H awards night and we need your help. Call the USU Extension office at 381-2381 or Jody Porter at 748-5288 and share your special leader and memory with us.
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.
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 Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. to qualify for assistance. The VFW Field Service Officer will be working out of the Price Workforce Service Center on Sept. 15 from 8:30-10:30 a.m.
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.
U.S. Department of Agriculture secretary, Mike Johanns is scheduled to hold a Farm Bill Forum in Utah from 12-3 p.m. on Sept. 14 in the Pioneer Building at the Utah State Fairpark. Any Utah farmer or rancher who would like to comment on the proposed 2007 Farm Bill is encouraged to attend and make comment. For more information about the Farm Bill Forums visit www.usda.gov/farmbill.
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 theme for this year is Red, White, and Blue, the Lord Loves You. For more information call 653-2361.
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.
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 email@example.com; (801) 236-7550; or Utah Arts Council, 617 East Temple, Salt Lake City, Ut 84102-1177. Application deadlines are Oct. 1.
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.
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. through Friday, and Saturday noon-4 p.m. Share your pioneer heritage with family and friends.