Flu shots will be given daily for high risk individuals at Southeastern Utah District Health Department located at 25 West Main in Castle Dale from 3:30-4:30 p.m. and Monday mornings from 8:30-11:30- a.m. Beginning Oct. 24, flu vaccine will be given to anyone who requests it during the same time period.
October is breast cancer awareness month. So if you are 40 or older, get tested. More than 1,000 Utah women will be diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer this year. Finding these cancers early with a mammogram or pap test can save your life. Call 1-800-717-1811 for more information or an appointment.
A field officer from the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S., will be here on Oct. 27 at 8:30-10:30 a.m. at the Price Workforce Service Center. He will help assist you in understanding and applying for rightful VA benefits, preparing and documenting application for compensation, pension, hospitalization and other benefits.
The sixth annual rural health association conference will be held Nov. 3-4 in Cedar City. For more information or to register, visit the Web site www.rhau.org or by telephone at 435-865-8453.
The first annual Goblin Valley Marathon will be held in Goblin Valley on Oct. 29. This ultra marathon will be 50km. For more information, check out the Web site www.goblinvalleyultra.com.
Breaking the Silence: Children's Stories is a documentary about the long-lasting devastating effects that domestic violence has on children. It will air on Channel 7, KUED on Oct. 23 at 4:30 p.m.
There will be food handlers classes for all persons working in food handling establishments. Classes will be taught in Price on Oct. 25, Nov. 29, and Dec. 29, at 9 a.m. and 4 and 7 p.m., in the Southeastern Utah District Health Department, 28 South 100 East, Price. Classes will also be taught in Castle Dale, at the Health Department, 25 West Main, on Oct. 27 and Dec. 8 at 4 and 7 p.m. For more information contact Dr. Claron Bjork at 637-3671 or Terri at 381-2252.
A Depression and Bipolar Alliance (DBSA) support group is now forming in Sanpete County. DBSA groups are peer-led, confidential and supportive meetings for those who suffer from depression and bipolar syndrome and their families and friends. The first meeting will be on Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. at Central Utah Counseling Center, 390 West 100 North in Ephraim. No fees are required to attend. For more information call Sheila at 462-3925.
AA meetings will be held at the Castle Dale Senior Citizen building, 85 North 200 East. AA will be Friday nights from 6-7 p.m. For more information call 381-5119, ask for Jonathan. All addictions welcome.
A holiday bazaar and bake sale, sponsored by Desert Edge Christian Chapel, will be held on Oct. 29 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the church located at 500 South Main Street in Huntington. All items will be new and ready for holiday gift giving. For more information call Sylvia at 687-9184.
The grand opening for Emery County's new trap range located on Des-Bee-Dove Road will be held on Nov. 5. Watch for more details in the near future.
Castle Dale City Council meeting has been changed from Oct. 13 to Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Castle Dale City Hall building located 65 East 100 North.
The Senior Citizen Halloween Party will be held on Oct. 25 at Castle Dale Senior Center at noon. All are encouraged to attend, and come in costume if desired. Along with the party, seniors are encouraged to bring a supply for the Head Start program. Michelle from Head Start will be on hand to accept the donations.
Huntington Elementary will hold its annual craft fair in conjunction with the Pumpkin Walk on Oct. 26 from 1-4 p.m. at the school. Everyone is welcome.
Ferron City's controlled burn season is Sept. 23-Oct 24. Stop in at City Hall and fill out a burn permit before you burn. Calling in burn information to City Hall will no longer be acceptable. Individuals who burn without signing a permit many be subject to penalties. Permits can also be printed out form our website, www.ferroncity.org, and the must be signed and returned to City Hall prior to the date of the burn.
HGTV is looking for information concerning homes that were not built to be homes, but have been renovated into a house, especially buildings that were built as a business which has now become a family home. For more information contact Heather at 1-303-712-3162 or email at Hpikas@highnoonentertainment.com.
Take time out to reflect on how you deal with changes in your life and in the world to become a better person. Do this under the theme of Beginnings and Endings at Home Place in Orangeville on Oct. 22 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information and reservations call Paula at 435-748-2230.
A Christmas Festival will be held at the Emery County Recreation Center in Castle Dale on Nov. 4-5. Friday, the action will be from 1-9 p.m., and on Saturday the time is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. There will be crafts, foods, entertainment, and booths. For information contact Jodi at 381-2222, Darlene at 381-2504, or Shandy at 749-2574.
Every second and fourth Monday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. a free legal clinic will be held at the Price Court House. Call Utah Legal Services at 1-800-662-1563 to set up an appointment. Additonal note: the clinic scheduled for Oct. 10 has been rescheduled to Oct. 11.
The Green River Riding Stable will hold its fifth annual gymkhana on Oct. 29. Sign up begins at 9 a.m. For more information contact Karen Smith at 435-564-3697 or Terry Coppin at 435-564-3554. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy this fun day of riding, awards, and costume events.
Castle Dale Elementary will be holding workshops for the students to show them that there is better things to do than drugs and violence. They are looking for anybody with talents and ideas to share with the children. The workshops will be on Oct. 28. If you would like to volunteer by doing a workshop please call the school at 381-5221 or Mollie Dasch at 687-9264. They need as many workshops as possible. Some examples of workshops are roping, arts and crafts, soap and wood carving and sports.
For more information about joining Toastmasters International, a group dedicated to mentoring, achieving, giving, inspiring, and changing contact Norene Jensen, District 15 lieutenant governor at 801-636-1040 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LDS 12-step meeting is every Thursday night at 7 p.m. at the Delta Seminary. Everyone is welcome.
Cleveland Town's fall burn window will be from Sept. 24-Oct. 23. Cleveland Town requires a burn permit for everyone who plans a controlled burn. To obtain a permit, visit town hall, or call 653-2310, or from Greg Oliver at 653-2809. This includes burning of yard waste. There is no fee for the permit.
Huntington City's fall open burn period will be Sept. 24-Oct. 23. Burn permits are required and can be picked up a city hall. All burning must be done from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Cost to extinguish fires and fines may be imposed. October will be the last limb pick up, do not put any limbs on the street after Oct. 9.
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. 24 and Nov. 12 at 6 p.m.; Haunted Canyon- fun/spooky 35 minute to destination unknown, Oct. 20-22, 27-29 time 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 9th 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.
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.
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.
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.
AWANA club for children age 3 through sixth grade will be held at Desert Edge Christian Chapel on Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m. There will be fun, 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.
Snow man 3-man scramble-Nov. 5.
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.
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.
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.
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.