Utah State Parks will be having events at Goblin Valley State Park. On April 29- Stargazing with the Goblins, 9 p.m.; April 30- Junior Ranger program, 10 a.m.; and discover Goblin Valley at 8 p.m. For more information call 435-564-3633.
The Utah State Parks and recreation are seeking two representatives to serve on the Utah OHV advisory council. For information or to apply call Fred Hayes at 801-538-7435 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is seeking nominations for the Utah History Teacher of the Year award. The state winner will receive $1,000, the school library will receive a core archive of history books and materials and the winner will be in the running for the National award. Deadline is May 1. Call Robert at 801-538-7708 or Robert.Austin@schools.utah.gov
Bookcliff muzzleloaders annual spring shoot will be held May 5-7 at the Buckhorn Draw. Shooting on Friday at 6 p.m.-team shoot. Saturday aggregate shoot starts at 9 a.m. Other events Saturday afternoon, hawk and knife throw, mountain man run, flintlock shoot. Sunday morning pistol shoot at 8 a.m. blackpowder shotgun at 10 a.m. For more information call Doc Atwood-637-2923 or Mike Tryon 637-3326.
The San Rafael Swell Mountain Bike Festival will be held on May 19-21. For more information call 435-637-0086, 435-653-2500 or 435-653-2440 or go to their website, www.biketheswell.org.
There will be a free developmental screening for children 5 or younger at the Southeastern Health Department, 25 West Main, Castle Dale on April 26 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. To schedule an appointment or for further information call Michelle at 381-2693.
Emery County Recreation is currently registering teams for women's slow pitch softball and men's slow pitch softball. All forms must be returned to the recreation office by May 8. Full registration fee must accompany the form. A form may be picked up at the office, 75 South 400 East, Castle Dale or for more information call 381-2108.
A field service officer from the Veterans of Foreign Wars will be at the Price Workforce Service Center on May 18 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. This is a free service to assist veterans, widows and dependents in understanding and applying for rightful VA benefits.
Know Before You Go, the ATV safety class which makes children 8-15 years old legal to ride on public lands will be held April 27 a 7 p.m. at the county building in Castle Dale. For more information contact Mark H Williams at 381-2493 or Emery County Recreation at 381-2108.
Desert Edge Christian Chapel will hold a yard sale on May 5 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and May 6 from 9 a.m-4 p.m. Donations for the yard sale will be taken at Desert Edge, 500 South Main Street, Huntington, anytime during the day. If no one is there, leave your donation at the back door.
The comment period on the draft forest service plan components has been extended to April 30. All documents and maps are available on the forest website, www.fs.fed.us/r4/mantilasal, click on April 2006 revision meetings. For more information contact Heber Williams, Kelle Reynolds, or Marlene DePietro at 435-636-3500.
Applications are now being taken for the Utah State University's Biotechnology Summer Academy for high school students. It will be held on July 10-14. Academy registration information is available online at www.biosystems.usu.edu or by contacting Ken Olsen at 435-797-3504. Deadline is May 22.
The next nationwide ACT test date is June 10. Students must register online or have registration postmarked by May 19. An additional $18 fee is required for late registration. Register online at www.actstudent.org
Food handler's classes will be held in Price on May 16 and June 14 at 9 a.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Southeastern Utah District Health Department. Classes will also be taught in Castle Dale at the health department on May 18 and June 15 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. A class will be taught in Green River at city hall on May 10 at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. There is a charge and the class is two hours long. For more information contact Dr. Clarn Bjork at 637-3671 or Lori at 381-2252.
Learn about some of the traditions of Buddism. Viewing of a video and discussion on Buddism will take place at Home Place in Orangeville on April 25 at 7 p.m. For information call Paula at 748-2230.
The Miss Castle Dale Pageant will be held June 2 at the Emery High Auditorium at 7 p.m. Applications are now being taken from ages 5-21. Queens and runner-ups will receive cash prizes. Miss Castle Dale will have the opportunity to be sponsored in the Miss Emery County Pageant. Applications may be obtained at the Castle Dale City Hall. Deadline is May 5. There will be a $10 entry fee. More info contact Angela Huntington at 381-5436 or Tera Pickett at 381-5330.
One Step Above dance review will be held at the Emery County Recreation center on April 29 at 4 p.m. Admission is free and the public is welcome.
If you are a bilingual, bicultural Latino interested in pursuing a career in health care, UnitedHealthcare is offering two $25,000 and 75 $2,000 scholarships through its Latino Health Scholars program. To apply or for more info go to www.pacificarelatino.com or call 714-226-3726. Deadline is May 29.
The Archaeology of Range Creek Canyon will be held on May 10 at 7 p.m. A presentation by Dr. Duncan Metcalfe of the Utah Museum of Natural History at the Rio Grande Depot, 300 South Rio Grande Street, Salt Lake City. Free.
Buckhorn Archers annual 3-D shoot will be held on May 6 at the Bear Creek Campground. Practice starts at 8 a.m. and a shotgun start at 10 a.m. Competition Hunter class is $25, 50/50 payback. Shoot for fun for $12 or $20 for a family of three or more. There will be a raffle for a bow. For more information call Randy O'Neil at 435-384-3393 or Carl Sitterud at 435-653-2417.
It's the month of the gourd at the Huntington Library. Two of our local artisans are Sharon Pollaehne and Shawnee Barnes whose gourd art will be on display all the month of April. Drop by to see what can be done with such a simple product. The library has many good books on crafts and arts of all kinds. Come and browse today. Library hours are 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. weekdays.
Because of high anticipated runoff, the Emery Water Conservancy District will begin water releases from Joe's Valley. Releases will be as much as 300 CFS. Be advised that river flows will be abnormally high and ice on the reservoir will be extremely unstable.
The Komen Salt Lake City Race for the Cure is encouraging groups of five of more to register as a team and walk or run together on May 13 at the Gateway. Walk for a loved one or friend who is fighting breast cancer. Register online at www.komenslc.org or call 1-801-446-2980 for more info.
Foreign high school students are scheduled to arrive soon for academic semester and year program homestays, and the sponsoring organization needs a few more local host families. For more information call 1-866-546-1402.
The Huntington Heritage Days rodeo queen contest will be held April 29. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. and contest begins at 9 a.m. Open to Emery and Carbon counties. Lil Princess division age 9 and under; Princess division 10-14 years of age; and Queen division 15 years and up. For information contact Beth at 687-2752 or Tina at 653-2931.
Huntington City Youth Council will be doing a community service project for Locks of Love on June 3. Everyone wishing to donate their hair is welcome. Hairstylists will be on hand to style the newly cut hair. Let your hair grow until June 3. Permed and colored hair is OK, no bleached hair.
The bridge reconstruction work that was slated to begin April 3 on US-6, north of Green River, has been delayed. Further notice will be posted before construction is to begin.
USDA Rural Development is accepting pre-applications until 5 p.m. May 19 for housing preservation grants. For more information or to obtain a pre-application packet, call Kristine Dahlberg at 1-801-524-4329.
The Emery County Democrat Convention will be held April 28 at 6 p.m. at the Museum of the San Rafael, 96 North 100 East, Castle Dale.
Register by April 30. Kindergarten-ninth grade. Compete state-wide and perform locally. Classes start in September. More information and to register call Becky Bunnell, 687-2632.
U.S. Marine J.W. Clark of Emery was based in New Zealand during World War II. One of his personalized items has been found and we wish to return it to him or his family. Any information is appreciated. G.N. Heation, 574-293-3947 or email at email@example.com.
The Palmers from Salt Lake just completed a blanket drive for the survivors of the recent earthquake in Pakistan. Thousands are suffering from a severe winter, living in tents and damaged structures. They are looking for any donation to help ship the blankets overseas. Accounts are set up at Zion's Bank and America First Credit Union under the account, Jodie Lynn Palmer, Warm Pakistan Project.
The Armed Services YMCA in collaboration with Music for a Cause are asking to remember the soldiers and send them a CD. Go to www.sendacdtoasoldier.com
The Emery High wrestling team is looking for sponsors for their wrestling team. Attending tournaments throughout the year is expensive but necessary to add to the strength of the team. If you individually or as a business would like to make a donation to the wrestling team, contact Ferd or Tina Allred at 687-2370. All sponsors will be recognized during wrestling meets at Emery High.
The April schedule for the Emery County Gun Club is: April 28-buddy shoots at 7 p.m. Come out and shoot under the lights every other Friday night.
The workshop will enhance understanding of opportunities and challenges involved in converting produced waters to beneficial use and how to get energy and water for the price one. For more information go to www.cwrri.colostate.edu.
AA meetings will be held at the Castle Dale Senior Citizen building, 85 North 200 East. AA will be Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. For more information call 381-5119, ask for Jonathan. All addictions welcome.
A field school will be held in Range Creek on June 19-23 to 9-12 grade students. Scholarships will be available and the space is limited to six students. Cost is $150. For more information, contact Patsy Stoddard at 381-2431.
A Dinosaur Paleontology Camp will be held on June 19-23 at the CEU Bone Preparation Lab and Price River Quarry Site. The workshop is designed for incoming 10 through 12 grade high school students. Students have to have a 3.0 grade point average or a letter of recommendation from a science instructor. The cost is $200. Sign-ups will be held at the town halls in Ferron, Orangeville, Castle Dale, and Huntington.
This program provides low cost trees and shrubs. Plants will be available the end of April. Supply is limited, so order early. Call Mary at 435-381-2300 est. 101 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Pictures of the Ferron area showing early farming activities prior to the irrigation systems going in, farming after the projects were completed and any old pictures of the Ferron Creek area. Call Mary at 435-381-2300 ext. 101 or Wayne Urie at ext. 103 at the NRCS Field Office in Castle Dale or Ron Francis at 801-524-4557 or email@example.com.
Emery County commodities cooking classes will be held on May 10 and June 14 at the Emery County Food Bank and Clothing Exchange (40 South Center, Castle Dale). They will be held from 10 a.m.- 12 noon.
A diabetes class will be held on May 2 and 16. All classes will be from 10 a.m.-12 noon at Active Re-Entry, 10 South Fairgrounds Road, Price. For more information call 435-637-4950.
A local veterans employment representative visits the Castle Dale DWS Office the first Wednesday of each month. Appointments can also be arranged on other days by contacting Steve Wilkinson (LVER) at (435) 636-2343. The LVER is also available Monday through Friday at Department of Workforce Services, 475 West Price River Drive, for questions about VA benefits, assistance with VA applications, employment assistance and other veterans issues. If you have questions about your benefits or eligibility for benefits, contact Steve Wilkinson (LVER) at 636-2343.
The Miss Emery Pageant will be held on July 15 at 7 p.m. The pageant committee is seeking those girls who would like to participate in the pageant.
You can be a junior in high school through 24 years of age. Contestants will participate in swimwear, talent, evening gown and on stage question. If you are interested in participating let the pageant committee know of your interest. First workshop in June. Call Sabrina Ungerman at 687-2642 or Patsy Stoddard at 381-2431.
Vendors wanted for the Emery County Fair to be held Aug. 3-5. Large crowds expected, security will be provided 24 hours a day, so daily load out is not required. We will try to be very accommodating to your needs. For application go to www.emerycounty.com/fair/vendor. For more information, contact Margaret Keller at 381-2867 or Emery County Recreation at 381-2108.
Vendors wanted for the Emery County Fair to be held Aug. 3-5. Looking for exclusive food concession vendors. Each vendor may apply to have two exclusive entree food items for their booth. That vendor will be the sole supplier of those two food items. Drinks, candy, etc. will be available to all vendors. For application go to www.emerycounty.com/fair/vendor. For more information, contact Margaret Keller at 381-2867 or Emery County Recreation at 381-2108.
Applications are now being evaluated for the Ten Star All Star summer basketball camp. The camp is by invitation only. 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.
Numerous scholarships are available to students, a sample example include: handicapped student scholarships, members of a church scholarships, scholarships for "C" students, veteran children's scholarships, scholarships for minorities and much more. For information send a self -addressed, stamped, business size, #10 envelope to: The U.S. Commission for Scholastic Assistance, P.O. Box 650067, Potomac Falls, VA 20165-0067.
A Navy Log is the permanent public registry where sea service members and veterans can record their service information. To enroll your information or family members go to www.lonesailor.org
Castle Country King Crawlers (CCKC) is your local 4x4 club for Carbon and Emery counties. We hold competitions and monthly trail rides. Our 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.
Narconon is a nonprofit public benefit organization that specializes in helping people with drug or alcohol addictions 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
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.
Stitches from the Heart needs volunteers to knit, crochet or quilt blankets, sweaters and hats for babies in need. 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.
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 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.
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.
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.