Due to recent staff reductions, workers from the Emery County Department of Workforce Services will visit Green River the first Thursday of the month on an appointment basis only. Appointment must be pre-arranged by calling or visiting: Cheryl Keener at Emery County Sheriffs office (435) 546-3431 or calling our office direct 564-8106 (no charge to caller). Applications for services are available online at jobs.utah.gov, Sheriffs Office, Library. Applications may be faxed to (435) 381-6109 or delivered to Emery County Sheriffs Office. We are committed to serving the residents of Green River. All interviews and paperwork can be conducted over the phone. Please call us direct with questions or problems.
The Emery Idol contest will be held Aug. 5 from 2:30-4 p.m. Bring your own music and sign up there.
It is time to get moving and preparing a float for the Emery County Fair on Aug. 5. Lets make our parade this year one to be remembered by young and old. Parade will begin in Stewarts 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.
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 Christiansen-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.
This is what the fair is all about. Individuals bring their wares to show off their special talents in many categories. You will find exhibits of canned and baked foods, crafts, quilts, art, photographs, fruits, vegetables, flowers and anything else handmade or grown by our county citizens. Exhibits are located in the fair building at the fair grounds and will be open for public viewing Aug. 3-5 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. For more info call Michelle Scovill at 748-2393 or the Rec Center at 381-2108. Exhibits will be accepted on Aug. 1 from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Baked items, fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers will be accepted Aug. 2 from 9 a.m.-11 a.m.
The Emery County Fair has traditionally been a show case for 4-H members to exhibit their projects for the year. A wide variety of projects will be displayed. 4-H displays are located in the fair building at the fair grounds and will be open for public viewing Aug. 3-5 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. For more info call Christine Jensen at the USU Extension Office 381-2381.
The Farm Bureau Talent Find will be held Aug. 3 from 4-6 p.m. in the big tent at the fairgrounds in Castle Dale. For more information or with any questions, call Cassie Thatcher at 653-2199.
There will be a retreat at Home Place in Orangeville on July 29 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. This can enable participants to cultivate their spirit lives for greater fruitfulness. For information and reservations call Paula at 435-748-2230.
Its time again for the Little Miss Peach Blossom, Junior Miss and Miss Peach Days pageant. For Junior Miss and Miss Peach Days, sign ups are due by July 31 by 5 p.m. at Ferron City Hall. The pageants will be held Aug. 18 at Emery High School auditorium. For more information call Liz at 384-2954, McCall at 384-3145, or Ferron City Hall at 384-2350.
For Utahns living with hearing loss and limited mobility, an amplified cordless phone is now available through Relay Utah, a division of the State of Utah Public Service Commission to help meet the needs of the hard of hearing who also experience mobility limitations with wheelchair, walker or oxygen use. The amplified cordless phones are available, at no charge, to hard of hearing individuals in Utah who currently participate in the Supplemental Security Income program, Medicaid and other Department of Human Service or Public Assistance programs. Individuals who do not participate in these programs can purchase the phone by contacting Clear Sounds at 800-965-9043 or www.clearsounds.com.
Emery County 4-H Day Camps. 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.
The Dino-Mine Adventure Park golf tournament will be held on Aug. 19 at the Carbon Country Club. The format is a four person scramble and will begin at 1 p.m. with a shotgun start. Sign up at the pro shop at 637-2388 or call Albert at 637-8505. Proceeds will go to funding new community built park.
The Rocky Mountain School of Baseball will hold its annual Color Country Classic Tournament in Cedar City on Aug. 4-5. For more information or to register call 877-272-0862 or log on at www.rmsb.com.
Food handlers classes will be taught in Price on Aug. 22, Sept. 27 at 9 a.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. and in Castle Dale at the health department on 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.
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 the 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 Aug. 25 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.
Will be having show dates on 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.
Come get a little exercise and a lot of fun. Every Thursday and learn the very basics from Kitty Larsen 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 until 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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
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. Dont wait until its 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.