The Little League Wrestling organizational meeting will be held Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Emery County Recreation Building in Castle Dale. Anyone interested in helping is encouraged to attend. Coaches are always needed. Contact Tina or Ferd at 687-2370 if you have any questions.
Emery Town dog licenses are due by Feb. 28 and are available for purchase at the town office with proof of a current rabies vaccine. A rabies clinic will be held at the tool shed next to the old Emery church on Jan. 29 from noon-2 p.m.
Emery County Economic Development Council will host the annual planning session Jan. 19 at 6 p.m. in the Emery County Building Main Street, Castle Dale, upstairs in the Canyon Room. Anyone interested is welcome to attend.
The Utah Humanities Council is currently accepting grant proposals for future public humanities projects. applications are due Feb. 1. Go online at www.utahhumanities.org or call 801-359-9670.
Habitat For Humanity of Castle Country, an affiliate of Carbon and Emery Counties, is building a wheelchair accessible house in Castle Dale. Please send your donations (large or small) to help finish the roof and buy shingles to HHCC, P.O. Box 724, Price, UT 84501. You can: volunteer for workdays, attend board meetings, save aluminum cans, get on our mailing list, help sponsor a fund raiser, or get an application by calling Katherine Foster, president, 650-0074 or Sylvia Nelson, 435-687-9184 (leave a message) or you can pick up HFHI information at the Castle Dale RSVP/VOA office.
Castle Dale Stake Pow Wow will be held Jan. 19 and 26, and Feb. 2 in the Castle Dale Stake Center from 6-8:25 p.m. Ferron and Huntington stakes are welcome to participate. Contact your scout leaders for registration papers and information. Registration fees and papers are due by Jan. 12. Packets may be picked up Jan. 19 at 5:30 p.m. For more information call Derrell at 381-2437.
In this new year join others in a retreat on Jan. 21 at Home Place in Orangeville from 10 a.m.-3p.m. You will explore your purpose in life beyond work and career and how to best fulfill it. For information and reservations call Paula at 435-748-2230.
Orangeville animal licenses for 2006 are due by Feb. 28. Rabies clinics will be held at the old Orangeville fire station Jan. 7 and Feb. 11 from 9 a.m.-noon,
Ferron City rabies clinics will be held: Jan. 19 at the city shop, 25 East Molen Road, 4-6 p.m. with Dr. Utley; and Jan. 28 at the city shop, 25 East Molen Road from 10 a.m.-noon with Dr. Jensen. Dog licenses are due Jan. 31. Licenses will be issued at the clinics.
Stitches from the Heart needs volunteers to knit, crochet or quilt blankets, sweaters and hats for babies in needs. These items are donated to hospitals all over the country. Patterns are available. Donated yarn desperately needed for seniors and childrens knitting programs. Contact Kathy Silverton at 1-866-472-6903 or e-mail at StitchFromHeart@aol.com.
Emery County Gun Club's January-February schedule is: Jan. 14, Jan. 29, Feb. 11 and Feb. 28. All shoots begin at 1 p.m. Night shoots will begin the first or second week in January and will be held on Thursday or Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. Contact Jason at 384-3279, Jeremy at 381-2057 or Eric at 749-0432 to let them know a preference for the night. Also, anyone interested in starting a shooting league should let them know.
Buckhorn Archery League shoots will begin on Jan. 11, and will be held every Wednesday from 4:30-8 P.M. at the Emery County Recreation Center in Castle Dale. For more information call Eric at 749-0432, Kevin at 384-2327, or AJ at 650-4011.
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 about 1900 to 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
Feb. 10-11 brings the second annual Genealogy and Family Heritage Jamboree to southern Utah. Tickets are available at www.myancestorsfound.com.
The Utah Soil Conservation Commission is now taking nominations for two of the five elected board member positions on each of the 38 a 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, at the Holiday Inn, 838 Westwood Boulevard in Price.
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 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 a quilt 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 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.
The Carbon County Humane Society will soon resume their spay and neuter clinic. Call 435-613-7414 to make the necessary appointments.
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.
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.
LDS 12-step meeting is every Thursday night at 7 p.m. at the Delta Seminary. Everyone is 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.
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.
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.
Girl Scouts need leaders in Emery County. Call Nina Green at 800-678-7809 to volunteer.