On Sept. 26, the 150 anniversary arrival of the first handcarts into the valley will be celebrated and renacted. The handcarts depart at 9:30 a.m., sign ups begin at 7:30 a.m. at This is the Place Heritage Park. For more info call 1-801-967-0119.
A farm safety night will be held on Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Emery High School science wing. All ages welcome. Refreshments provided.
The Emery County Historical Society will be taking a trek to the MK tunnels as its September meeting. Meet for the guided tour at the corrals just north of Castle Dale at 1 p.m. Sept. 30. Put on your walking shoes, bring your lawn chair, and a pot luck dish to go with the weiner roast. There will be a guest speaker and entertainment. Everyone welcome.
The Emery County Quilt Guild will be held on the first Tuesday of every month at the Huntington Senior Citizen Center. Everyone is welcome.
The Gingerbread House Festival, a new event in Emery County, will be held Nov. 3-4 at the Emery County Recreation Center. Admission is free. Everyone who wants to participate should build a gingerbread house and bring it to the festival. If house aren't your style, try a sleigh or a gingerbread man or woman. These can be done by a group, family or individual. Each creation must be 80 percent edible, and the winners of the house division will be eligible to compete at the Utah County Gingerbread House competiton. For more information contact Teresa Lake at 381-2437 or Eldon Holmes at 687-9235.
Food handler's classes will be held Sept. 28 at 4 and 7 p.m. at the health department office at 25 West Main in Castle Dale. For more information call 381-2252.
Kids, ages 6-12, you are welcome to Master Club at the First Baptist Church in Ferron. It will be held every Wednesday night, beginning Sept. 13, from 7-8:30 p.m. At Master Club, you will enjoy games, songs, Bible lessons, crafts, and skills learning.
The Emery High Spartan Booster club is selling flags as a fund raiser and to show support of the student athletes. The flags may be hung up whenever there is a home game. Flags and poles range from $10-$25. Also, they are selling advertising space around the field. For more information contact Cindy Draper at 748-2235.
A field service officer from the Veterans of Foreign Wars will be at the Price Workforce Service Center on Sept. 28 and Oct. 26 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.
There will be a tri-stake fireside on Sept. 24 featuring "Jenny Phillips." The fireside theme is "Journey towards Zions." The fireside will begin at 6 p.m. at the Castle Dale Stake Center.
The Castle Valley Youth Leadership Summit will be held on Sept. 23 at the Emery High School. Pre-register by Sept. 8 to receive a T-shirts or hoody. The keynote speaker will be Commander Scott Waddle and the band will be LokalGrown. A new computer will be given away at the end of the summit. For more info contact your youth city council advisor or GayLee Jeffs at 381-2850 or 381-2108.
A kidney transplant and dialysis treatment benefit for Larraine Pierce will be held on Sept. 23 at the Huntington city park. There be a car wash before dinner, a bake sale from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. and a spaghetti dinner at 5 p.m. Dinner cost will be $5/adults, $3/children under 12. There will be live entertainment and prizes given away including a St. George vacation package. For question call Laverne Pierce at 687-9915 or Melanie Pierce at 687-2676.
The Museum of the San Rafael is seeking funds to design, build and install full-size, life like sculptures of three dinosaurs and a mammoth. The cost is $149,000. Donations can be made to Museum of the San Rafael, P.O. Box 1088, Castle Dale.
Mormon Historic Foundation has recently launched a website containing detailed information about Latter-day Saint church history sites. Go online at www.mormonhistoricsitesregisty.org
You will be able to watch Primal Quest Utah on ABC and ESPN Networks starting in October. Oct. 9-12, episodes 1-4, ESPN 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 14- episode 5, ABC 2 p.m. For more info go to www.ecoprimalquest.com
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.
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 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.