Habitat for Humanity of Castle Country is building a fully wheelchair accessible house in Castle Dale and can use your help. Please mail your donations (to help pay for fill dirt and buy shingles needed right now) to HHCC, P. O. Box 724, Price, UT 84501. Those $5 & $10 donations help so much. Volunteer for workdays. Attend Board meetings. Save aluminum cans. Get an application. For more information call President, Katherine, 435-650-0074, or Sylvia, 687-9184, (leave messages) or drop in at the RSVP/VOA office to pick up HFHI information. Give a Helping Hand.
The Encore Theater will present "The Santa Show" a Christmas family variety show at the Museum of the San Rafael on Dec. 9, 10 and 12 at 7 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for children.
The Christmas party for Emery County senior citizens will be held at the Museum of the San Rafael on Dec. 7 at 6:30 p.m. Dinner is free, entertainment, prizes, and Santa will make an appearance. Sponsored by the Emery County Chamber of Commerce and Emery County.
The Ferron Christmas Festival will be held on Dec. 5 from 6-8 p.m. in the muilt-purpose building at the fair grounds. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there. There will be a snow flake and cookie contest, a sing along program and entertainment for the children. They can also make an ornament to take home.
The Camp Dale DUP's will hold their annual Christmas Party on Dec.12 at 1 p.m. at the Castle Dale Senior Citizen Center.
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will be accepting sign-ups for Farm Bill Conservation programs such as Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP), and Agricultural Management Assistance Program (AMA) until Dec. 31. Sign-ups can be made at the Castle Dale Service Center, 1120 North Des-Bee-Dove Road, Castle Dale, call 381-2300 ext. 101 or the Price Field Office, 540 Price River Drive, Price. For more information call 637-0041.
For 35 years, Festival of Trees has given "A Gift of Love" and a future brimming full of hope to thousands of children in need at Primary Children's Medical Center.Come see where miracles and magic shine far brighter than a thousand lights on a tree. Festival of Trees at the South Towne Expo Center, Nov. 30 - Dec. 3.
Warming Families collects warm items such as blankets, hats, socks, slippers and other warm items to take to homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters and nursing homes throughout the country. Visit www.warmingfamilies.org for more information or to donate items.
ACT is looking for outstanding secondary school teachers to participate in a summer program designed to help develop and evaluate ACT's test materials and classroom support materials. Application deadline is Dec. 30. Teachers can apply online or for more information go to www.act.org/path/secondary/visit.html
The Manufacturing Extension Partnership is now asking for nominations for Utah Manufacturer of the Year awards. Deadline is Dec. 8. For more information check online at www.mep.org.
The Huntington Glee Club and Women's Chorus will present an evening of Christmas music on Dec. 18 at the Huntington LDS Stake Center at 7:30 p.m. They will feature the cantata "Night of Miracles" by John W. Anderson.
The Emery County Gun Club, located next the Emery County Landfill, will be hosting shoots on Dec. 3, 17, and 31. Each shoot will begin at 1 p.m., but shooters can come anytime during the day as shoot continues throughout.
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service has announced that statewide signups for Farm Bill conservation programs will close on Jan. 13. For more information check online at www.ut.nrcs.usda.gov.
The Gallery East of the College of Eastern Utah is having their Keepers exhibition through Dec. 8. The exhibition features the best prints from the collection of Robert DeGroff. Hours are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Emery Telcom is sponsoring The Circle of Hope Angel Tree. They are located at 445 East SR-29 in Orangeville. Please bring unwrapped gifts to the office no later than Dec. 9. Please be generous. For more information call 381-5363 or 381-2786.
There will be an Arborist Training Series to prepare attendees to take the ISA Certified Arborist Examination on Dec.5-9 at the Utah Department of Natural Resources, 1549 West North Temple Street, Salt Lake. For more information visit www.utahurbanforest.org/whats_arborist_training.
Quilts of Valor, a program that provides quilts to each injured serviceman or woman, is being organized in Emery County. This program needs funds and interested people to help with making the quilts. For more information contact Hazel McMullin at 653-2246, Michelle Anderson at 687-9445, or Reva Fillmore at 687-2649.
The US Troop Support Foundation is asking for donations to help send Christmas care packages to troops that we now serving our country. For more information call 816-224-4729 of toll free at 1-866-393-8787 or you can visit their website at www.ustroopsupport.org
The Muscular Dystrophy Association is looking for volunteers for their 2006 summer camp program. Volunteer counselors are needed to help young people with neuromuscular diseases. For more information call 800-572-1717 or www.mdausa.org/clinics/camp/index.cfm.
Come to Home Place in Orangeville to get ready for Christmas on Dec. 3, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Reflect on the messages of those who helped prepare for the first Christmas. See what that might mean for you. For information and reservations call Paula at 435-748-2230.
The National Foster Parent Association is launching a Holiday Gift Drive for children of the Gulf Coast. More than 8,000 foster children in that area have been affected. Gift registries have been set up at Target and Amazon.com. To view these registries, visit www.amazon.com'gp/registry/JPLXNMVTOSM3_ or www.target.com.
The Price Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management, 125 South 600 West in Price will be selling Christmas tree permits for personal use from Nov. 21 to Dec. 23 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
A Christmas Extravaganza fundraiser will be held on Dec. 3 from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. at the Emery County Recreation Center. There will be trees and wreaths on display, booths, food, entertainment and Santa from noon-2 p.m. Decorated trees and wreaths will be auctioned off at 7 p.m. All proceeds will be donated to the Family Support and Children's Justice Center. For more information or if you would like to enter a tree for display or obtain a booth contact Shanae Butler 749-0875 or Alexis Swasey at 381-5557.
The College of Eastern Utah Staff is hosting a Holiday Craft Fair on Dec. 2-3 for their scholarship fundraiser event this year. If you are interested in having a booth contact Geniva Brooks at 435-613-5266 of Kathy Jensen at 435-613-5317 for additional information.
Online coupon codes are available online for the fall and Christmas season. If interested check KeepCash.com or eCouponCodes.com.
Application for the 2006 Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program Grants are now available through the Utah Arts Council. Interested individuals should call George Schoemaker at 801-533-5760. The grant deadline is Dec. 31.
The Carbon County Humane Society will soon resume their spay and neuter clinic. Please call 435-613-7414 to make the necessary appointments.
There will be food handlers classes for all persons working in food handling establishments. Classes will be taught in Price on 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, 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. Our meetings will be at the Central Utah Counseling Center, 390 West 100 North in Ephraim. No fees are required to attend. For more information call Sheila at 462-3925.
Addicts Anonymous Meetings
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.
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 have now become a family home. For more information contact Heather at 1-303-712-3162 or email at Hpikas@highnoonentertainment.com.
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.
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.
Soldier Hollow Express- 1 1/2 hour scenic tour through Heber Valley, Tues.-Sun. at 3 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, 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 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.
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.
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.