Desertview Federal Credit Union in Huntington has opened an account for the Richard and Dawn Childs family of Huntington who lost their home in a fire last week. Anyone wishing to help this family recover from this untimely tragedy can donate to this account (435-687-2472) or you can call Blaine Rowley at 435-381-2203.
Get your letters ready for Santa Claus. Santa's Mail Box has been placed at Orangeville City Hall. Please allow one week for Santa to respond. Mail your letter before Dec. 21.
You can help keep a child warm this winter by helping the United Way of Southeastern Utah in the 2nd annual Warm Kids Project: Coins for Coats Campaign. Donations of cash are needed for new coats and gently-used coats, hats, and gloves will also help people in Emery County. For information call 381-5410 or 637-8911 or drop off or mail your donation to Kathy Thomas, Emery County Community Center, at 40 South Center Street in Castle Dale, 84513.
"Get a Life...Dance" group meets Mondays and Wednesdays of each week at 9:30 a.m. Mondays at Ferron Senior Center, and Wednesdays at Castle Dale Stake Center. The leaders are Kitty Larsen (748-5772) and Irene Hancock (384-2281).
Kathy Larsen, Castle Dale author of the new Olympic book "Celebrate the Fire Within" will be at county libraries on the following dates: in Ferron on Dec. 11 from 4-6 p.m; in Huntington on Dec. 12 from 4-6 p.m.
The Castle Dale library is continuing its reading road trip for preschoolers every other Tuesday, at 10:30 a.m. A trip to the North Pole will be Dec. 18. Call 381-2554 for more information.
On Dec. 13, at 12:30 p.m.at the John Wesley Powell Museum in Green River, the Canyon Country Partnership will present Dr. Mike Wolfe, Division of Wildlife Resources who will present "The Wolf in Utah."
Many events are scheduled in Cleveland surrounding Christmas and honoring town heroes. On Dec. 15, at 5:30 p.m. meet at the city hall for caroling throughout the town, 6:30 p.m. is tree decorating at city hall, 6:45 p.m. is a party at the LDS church with Santa then an awards ceremony to honor local heroes with dinner and entertainment to follow. The public is welcome to all events. For more information call Ray Quinn or city hall.
On Dec. 12, the service officer from the American Legion will be at the Department of Workforce Services in Price to assist you in understanding and applying for VA benefits from 9 -10:30 a.m. For more information and papers you will need, call 801-524-6040, before scheduled date.
A book on the Castle Valley Pageant is being compiled with stories of those who have participated over the years in any way. The deadline is Dec. 15 to get your story to Montell and Kathryn Seely at P.O. Box 934, Castle Dale, Utah 84513 or e-mail to email@example.com or call 381-2195.
On Dec. 15, at 6 p.m. citizens of Elmo welcome the public to bring an ornament and help decorate the town Christmas tree. A lighting ceremony will be followed with an awards ceremony to honor town heroes then Santa will visit the Elmo Library with treats.
Take a day to think about the coming winter solstice when darkness turns to light. Home Place in Orangeville plans to explore this theme on Dec. 15, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For information and reservations, call Paula Wellnitz at 435-748-2230.
Starting at 6 p.m. on Dec. 15, residents of Huntington and Lawrence will be caroling and decorating the Christmas tree in the Huntington City Park. An award ceremony honoring local heroes will precede Santa who will bring treats. Entertaining will be Shawn Tomsich, Stephanie Larsen, and the Huntington Glee Club. Gift baskets will be taken to special citizens on this happy occasion. The public is welcome to come and sing, help decorate, and enjoy this time of sharing with friends and neighbors.
Any GED candidate who has not successfully completed all five tests, please call to schedule for the last days for GED testing at the College of Eastern Utah, Dec. 12-13. Important to complete now. A new version and series of tests will begin in January and current scores cannot be converted to new testing.
The Annual Christmas Chili Dinner, Christmas decoration contest awards, wagon rides, and pictures for the local TV channel with Santa and elves will be happening on Dec 13, at the Castle Dale City Park across from city hall starting at 5:30 p.m. Come dressed warmly and prepared to have fun!
The Distribution and Redistribution of Produce Surplus sponsored by Emery County Community Services will have the delivery truck at Desert Edge Christian Chapel in Huntington,500 South Main, on Dec. 18 at 11 a.m. No early birds, please. Line up on east road; no place saving. Distributed on a first come, first serve, basis; you must be present to pick up a box. Call 381-5410 with questions.
The annual Christmas party and program for all society members and guests will be presented on Dec. 20, at 6 p.m., at the Museum of the San Rafael. A light meal of chili and soup will be provided and all guests are asked to bring goodies to share. A program of peaceful music and prose will be presented by local talent with Christmas carols to follow. Books by local authors will be available for Christmas giving. Everyone is welcome to enjoy this merry Christmas event.
The Price office of the Bureau of Land Management at 125 South 600 West, will sell Christmas tree permits for personal use through Dec. 22. There is a fee. No more than three permits can be purchased for other families at one time. For list of places to cut trees, call 435-636-3600.
The Huntington Glee Club and Women's Chorus will present their annual Christmas program featuring a sacred contata "The Savior of the World" on Dec. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Huntington LDS Stake Center. For more information call Janet Leamaster at 687-9254.
Looking for special entertainment for your family or even out-of-town relatives and family now and during the holidays? Why not enjoy the ever changing displays at the Pioneer Museum and the Museum of the San Rafael. There is also an array of books and other unique gifts; you'll be glad to know that your support and use of these wonderful facilities is helping to keep them open daily from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and special tours can be arranged at other times. Call 381-5252 or 381-5154.
Photographers can submit photos of older sacred structures, places, cemeterys, etc., of Utah by Dec. 28, to Utah State Historical Society, 300 Rio Grande, Salt Lake City, 84101. Call for more details: 801-533-3561.
The Desert Edge Christian Chapel of Huntington will hold their annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship Service on Dec. 24, at 6 p.m. Let this inspirational time of singing and hearing God's word help you find the true spirit of Christmas to take into your life and home. All families are welcome; a nursery is provided for children 3 and under. For more information call 687-2933.
Do you have a Cowboy Poem? The Emery County Historic Preservation Commission has a new project of collecting poems, old and new, about and by people of Emery County, which will be edited and illustrated by locals as part of preserving Emery County's Folk Art. Send your poems to P.O. Box 842, Ferron, Utah 84523 with your name and phone number. For more information call Kathleen Truman at 381-2030.
Starting in January EMT Training Classes will be on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday nights from 5-10 p.m. For more information contact Marty Wilson 653-2966.
Womens volleyball signups are underway. Low entry fee. Deadline for signup is Dec. 28. Contact Karl Jensen at 653-2770 or Shannon Bradley at 381-2573.