Emery County 4-H Day Camps. Mini-Society- July 5-7 and 10-14, Castle Elementary, 1-4 p.m.; Cake Deocorating- to be announced; Water day- July 17, Huntington Lake, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.; 4-H overnight camp- July 18-19, Little Bear Campground, 9 a.m.; Computer day camp- July 19, Castle Dale Library, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; Denim Purse Day- July 26, USU Extension Office, 10 a.m.; Pop Can Lamp- July 28, Castle Dale Park, 10 a.m.-noon. For more information on these and other 4-H programs, contact USU Extension at 381-2381.
Food handler's classes will be taught in Price on July 11, Aug. 22, Sept. 27 at 9 a.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. and in Castle Dale at the health department on July 13, Aug. 24 and Sept. 28 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. There will also be classes taught at the Green River City Hall on July 20 at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. There is a charge and the class is two hours long. For more information contact Dr. Claron Bjork at 637-3671 or Lori at 381-2252.
Mark your calendar and plan to attend Emery Town's Pioneer Day Celebration on July 22. There will be a breakfast, a parade, rodeo, contests, games, prizes, a softball game, skeet shooting, muzzle loader competition, dinner, crafts, gadgets and gizmos and food. Call 435-286-2417 to reserve space for your art/crafts/food booth now. No charge to vendors.
Soldier Summit Reunion will be held on July 8. Bring your own camping facilities if you want to spend the night. Pot luck dinner will be served.
"Financial Living Online" will be presented by Utah State University Extension, with guest speaker, Eric Hawley - Vice President of Technology for Extension. This workshop will be held July 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the old courthouse (Castle Dale), room 218. There is no cost. "Financial Living Online" is a fun and efficient way to increase security while saving time and money doing what you do anyway by using innovative technology and internet tools. If you have questions contact the USU Extension office at 381-2381.
High school students are coming from around the world to study in Castle Dale, during the 2006-07 school year. STS Foundation is a non-profit student exchange program. If you are interested call Sean at 1-800-522-4678 or visit www.stsfoundation.org.
The Utah Safety Council is offering a four hour defensive driving class on July 15 from 8 a.m.-noon. The class will be held in the Castleview Hospital classroom. For additional information or to register, contact the USC at 800-933-5943 or visit www.utahsafetycouncil.org.
The Bryce Canyon 1/2 marathon and 5K walk will be held July 15 at 6 a.m. and will begin at Ruby's Inn. For more information contact Mike at 749-1368.
Ferron City will hold an open house in honor of Brenda Bingham for her years of service as the city treasurer and recorder. It will be June 30 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Ferron City Hall. Light refreshments will be served. Stop and wish her luck with her new position with Boise City.
On July 21 from 6-7:30 p.m., a roast beef and lamb dinner will be held, followed by entertainment by Jeff Simms, a bluegrass singer. On July 22 from 7-9 a.m., breakfast in the park; at 10 a.m., parade; at 11 a.m., booths, food, entertainment, and free activities for the children, at noon, horseshoe tournament and bean bag toss. To enter a float or a booth, or for more information call Janet at 637-7366.
Southeastern Junior Livestock Show will be having a rabbit show on July 7 at 5 p.m. at the Ferron rodeo grounds. All breeds and pet rabbits welcomed. For more info contact Dan James 435-384-3367.
Any group or individual interested in performing at the Fair Pageant Dinner (lamb fry) contact one of the following individuals: Sherie Fausett-381-2093; Gaylee Jeffs-381-2108;Christie Reed-653-2571; Jamie Jensen-653-2219; Lisa Brower-687-5793; Julie Jones-687-9744; Dannette Waite-748-2085; Pauline Jensen-384-2133; or Mistie Cristiansen-286-2411. The Fair Pageant Dinner will be held Aug. 8-12. Time slots are available from 5-8 p.m. each evening. Final contact day is July 31.
Heber Valley railroad schedule: Pioneer Day Fiddlers 'n Fireworks, July 24; Provo Canyon Limited, June-August; Soldier Hollow Express, June-August; Trail Hopper; Raft 'n Rails Adventure, June 6- Aug. 26; Hay Train June 30, July 29 and August 25; Sunset BBQ special, June 9 and 23, July 7 and 21, Aug. 4 and 18, Spt. 1 and 15; Heber Valley Hoedown, July 14, Aug. 12 and Sept. 22; Comedy Murder Mystery, July 8 and 22, Aug. 5 and 19; and Cab ride, June-August. For more information call 435-654-5601, 8000-88-TIXX or go to www.hebervalleyrr.org.
It is time to get moving and preparing a float for the Emery County Fair on Aug. 5. Let's make our parade this year one to be remembered by young and old. Parade will begin in Stewart's parking lot and will begin promptly at 10 a.m. You can find an entry paper on the Emery County Fair website and return to the Recreation Center. Contact Dannette Waite 748-2085 or the Recreation Center 381-2108.
Start planning to come to the Fair/Pageant Dinner to be held at the fair grounds on Aug. 3-5 and 8-12. This dinner is a fund raiser for the youth city councils to hold their third annual youth leadership summit in September. This is a great opportunity for the youth and we would love to have the support of county on our dinner to make our summit a huge success. Remember to support our youth.
A field service officer from the Veterans of Foreign Wars will be at the Price Workforce Service Center on July 20 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.
The University of Montana Western Foundation and Equestrian Team welcome Utah hunter/jumper competitors to enter its Rocky Mountain region fourth annual English Horse Show and Equestrian Fair on July 21-23 in Dillon, Mont. The competition includes hunter, jumper, and equitation events. For info call Kathy Krebs 406-736-5266 or visit www.umwfoundation.org/horseshow/.
Heritage Idol Contest will be held on July 3 at 6 p.m. at the city park. There will be three age divisions. Limited entry call Debbie Richards at 687-2690.
Huntington Heritage Day's pet contest will be held on July 3 at 5 p.m. at the city park. Bring your favorite pet to show.
Huntington Heritage Day's ATV poker ride will be held on July 3. Sign-up at 4 p.m. at the city park. Sponsored by SEUOHV Club and Huntington Heritage Days. For more info call Mark H. 381-2493.
Heritage Day's free ice cream social and dessert contest will be held on July 3 at 7:30 at the city park. Bring a dessert and win a prize.
Food Vendors wanted for Huntington Heritage Day's on July 4. Applications available at Wards 4x4 or call Tory at 687-9458.
The Huntington Heritage Days parade will be held July 4. Children's parade at 9:30 a.m. Horse parade and regular parade at 10 a.m. For more information or to enter a float, call Tory at 687-9458 or Rose at 687-9060.
The United Cheerleading Association will be coming to Emery County on July 12 to put on a one day cheerleading camp. The camp will be for children 5 years old through junior high age. The cost is $50. Contact Becky at 435-687-2632.
Orangeville Library is having lots of fun things this summer. Along with storytime each Thursday, young readers can earn their own library card by reading 100 pages for each year of their age. Storytime will be held at 10:30 a.m. and the activities are: June 29-pet show; July 6-maybe you should be a vet; July 13-catch it at the library; and July 20-wildlife at the library. Come out and see the live animals during Storytime. For more information contact the library at 748-2726.
Will be having show dates on July 1 and 22, Aug. 13 and Sept. 2. Registration is at 8 a.m. and the show starts at 9 a.m. $5 per class or $40 for entire show. You can save $10 for the entire show if you pre-register before 6 p.m. the day before the show. Exhibition classes offered for $5 per class. For more information or to register call 435-637-0411.
Ray Giacoletti will be having a junior Ute camp on July 17-20 for children entering kindergarten- 3 grade; and a overnight camp July 31- Aug. 3, for 5-12 grades. For more information call the University of Utah Men's Basketball office at 801-581-5451.
Come get a little exercise and a lot of fun. Every Thursday and learn the very basics from Kitty Larsen starting May 25 at 10 a.m. at the Castle Dale Senior Center. The class is free. Call 381-2422.
Nominations for candidates to run for the Farm Service Agency county committee election will be accepted from June 15- Aug. 1. Ballots will be mailed to eligible voters by Nov. 3 and ballots must be returned by Dec. 4 to the FSA county office. New committee members and alternates will be installed on Jan. 1, 2007.
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.
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 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 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.
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
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.
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.