The Utah Science Center and the University of Utah are seeking entries for the 2006 Salt Lake Valley Science and Engineering Fair for fifth-12 grade students and also adults to serve as judges and in other volunteer positions. It will be held on March 30-31 at the Tower at Rice-Eccles Stadium on the University of Utah. You can register at www.utahsciencecenter.org/sciencefair.
JoAnn Arnold will be holding two book signings for her three books; "Miracles for Michael", "Journey of the Promise" and "Pages From the Past" on Feb 4. She will be at Stewarts in Castle Dale 11a.m. - 1 p.m., and at Food Ranch in Orangeville 1:30-3:30 p.m. She will have all three books available for purchase.
You may qualify for a refund of up to $4,400 through the Federal Earned Income Credit - even if you don't owe any taxes. Plus, you can have your taxes done for you - for free with fast, free electronic filing. Find out more about the Earned Income Credit and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance.You may be eligible if: you have one or more children and your family earns up to $37, 263, or you have no children, are between the ages of 25 and 64, and earn up to $13,750. That's the Earned Income Credit, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, and Utah Saves. To find out more, call 2-1-1 or visit utahsaves.org
For young women, grades 6-12, Expanding your Horizons will be held on March 4 at the UVSC Sorensen Center in Orem. Choose from 61 hands-on workshops to explore careers in math science, technology-related careers such as: pharmacy, forensic science, dental hygiene, architecture, computer networking, marine biology, rocket and space science. Priority registration is on Feb. 4. See your school counselor for applications.
Come one, come all to the Emery County Coummunity Theatres' presentation of "Seusussical." You can see this musical play starring all your favorite Dr. Seuss characters on Feb. 9-11 and 13 at the Emery high auditorium at 7 p.m. A special Saturday matinee performance is included this year on Feb. 11 at 1 p.m. All tickets are $5, a prize well worth spending for this exciting and colorful show.
The Camp Dale DUPs will meet on Feb. 13 at 1 p.m. at the Castle Dale Senior Center. There will be a luncheon in honor of Valentines Day. Come and enjoy.
Castle Country King Crawlers (CCKC) is the local 4x4 club for Carbon and Emery counties. Competitions and monthly trail rides are held. Club meetings are held monthly every third Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. April-September located at the King 4X4 park in Carbon County Fair Grounds and October-March in the county GIS building. For more information call Scott Edwards 435-613-0204.
On Jan. 31 the Emery County School District will be taking sealed bids on jewelry and lapidary equipment. You may view and place your bid at the Emery High School metals shop from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. There are several grinder/polishers, small trim saws, many small hand tools, benches, etc. For additional information call Ed Clark at 653-2235.
Cleveland Town will sponsor a rabies clinic on Feb. 18 from 9 a.m.- 12 noon at the Cleveland cemetery storage building, 200 North 600 East. Dr. Jensen will be the vet this year. All dogs are required to have a current rabies shot before they can be licensed for the new year. All dogs must by licensed by March 1.
Narconon is a nonprofit public benefit organization that specializes in helping people with drug or alcohol addictions, and offers free professional assessments, advice and referrals to more than 11,000 treatment centers nationally. Drug addiction can be overcome and Narconon can help by calling (800) 556-8885 or visit www.drugrehab.net
An Arbor Day poster contest will be held for all Utah elementary school students. For registration materials contact the Utah Arbor Day Committee at the Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands in Salt Lake City at 1-801-538-5555.
Your local soil conservation district and the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food are sponsoring a free of charge ground water testing program for people who have their own water supply systems. Water will be tested for bacteria, pesticides, nitrates, and inorganic materials. Owner information is confidential. Call Mark at 1-801-538-9905 or Rich at 1-801-538-7190 to make an appointment.
The Emery County Democrats will be holding a dinner to discuss issues,recruit candidates and build party support on Feb. 11 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Museum of the San Rafael (96 North 100 East in Castle Dale). All interested people are welcome to attend. Dinner, and prize drawings will also be provided. Tickets will be available at the door or contact your precinct chair or party officers: Gary Petty, FloAnn Wilson, or Kim Player.
The Huntington City 2006 dog licenses are now due. Proof of current rabies vaccination must be presented before license can be issued. Deadline for dog licenses is March 1. Dog licenses may be purchased at the Huntington City Hall or at the rabies clinic which will be held Feb. 25, 9 a.m.-noon, Dr. Jensen.
Applicants are needed for the 2005 Days of 47 Royalty Pageant. Information concerning qualifications, prizes, and applications may be picked up at Meier and Frank Department Store, or through a DUP members. For more information contact Marie at 637-7688.
Boys and girls ages 10-19 are eligible to apply. College basketball scholarships are possible for players selected to the All-American Team. For a free brochure call 704-373-0873.
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.
Habitat For Humanity of Castle Country, an affiliate of Carbon and Emery Counties, is building a wheelchair accessible house in Castle Dale. 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.
Orangeville animal license for 2006 are due by Feb. 28. Rabies clinics will be held at the old Orangeville fire station Feb. 11 from 9 a.m.-noon,
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 is 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 schedule is: 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.
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 1900-1950. 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 soil conservation districts across the state. Contact Jake Jacobson or Sherie Edginton at UDAF-SoilCons@utah.gov or 801-538-7171.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.