A senior English class at Emery High school has been asked to conduct interviews with miners and county residents who have knowledge of the mining industry from 1900-1950. These interviews and stories will be published by the WAAIME to preserve the history and heritage of Emery County and the mining industry. If you are a retired miner or know a retired miner or his family who would like to be involved in this project, contact Wendy Whittle at Emery High School, PO Box 499, Castle Dale, 381-2689, 384-2248 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Emery Town will be having their New Years Eve Celebration from 9 p.m.-midnight at the Emery Church. There will be a dance featuring Jay Frandsen and Side Winderz Band. Free admission, all ages welcome.
The Utah Soil Conservation Commission is now taking nominations for two of the five elected board member positions in each of the 38 soil conservation districts across the state. If you want to run for a board position contact Jake Jacobson or Sherie Edginton at UDAF-SoilCons@utah.gov or 801-538-7171.
As part of its ongoing efforts to increase domestic energy production and ensure greater energy security, the BLM has initiated a programmatic Environmental Impact Statement to support a commercial oil shale and tar sands leasing program on federal lands. A series of public scoping meetings will be held from 1-4 p.m. and 7-10 p.m. on Jan. 11, 2006 at the Holiday Inn, 838 Westwood Boulevard in Price.
Beginning Jan. 1, 2006, Southeastern Utah District Health Department will have new immunizations hours. They will be given Monday-Thursday from 3-4:30 p.m. and Friday mornings-9:30-11:30. a.m. There will no longer be a Thursday morning or Friday afternoon immunization clinic offered.
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 now) to HHCC, P. O. Box 724, Price, UT 84501. Those $5 and $10 donations help so much. Volunteer for workdays,attend board meetings, and 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.
Warming Families collects warm items such as blankets, hats, socks, slippers and other warm items to homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters and nursing homes throughout the country. Visit www.warmingfamilies.org for more information or to donate items.
The Emery County Gun Club, located next the Emery County Landfill, will host a shoot on Dec. 31 and it will begin at 1 p.m., but shooters can come anytime during the day as shooting 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.
Quilts of Valor, a program that provides quilts to each injured serviceman or woman, 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 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.
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 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, Jan. 26 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.