Jr. Jazz sign-ups will be held Oct. 24 from 6-8 p.m. and Oct. 25 from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Emery County Recreation Center. The fee is for 1-2 grade, $20; 3-9 grade, $25; Jersey or shorts is $7; Jazz game tickets for players, $5 and for additional tickets, $9. You must have either a dark blue or purple jersey, shorts are optional. No late sign-ups will be accepted. For any questions call Cindy Draper at 748-2235.
A hunter safety class will be held Nov. 1-3 and 8-9 at the Emery County Recreation Center from 4-7 p.m. There is no age limit. You many pre-register for more information call 381-2108 or go to www.emerycounty.com/rec.
Habitat for Humanity of Castle Country is accepting home applications. Appicants must complete 20 hours of work for the group, have been turned down for a conventinonal home loan and have a stable income. Volunteers and board members are needed. Donations may be sent to HHCC, P.O.Box 724, Price, Utah 84501. Residents may volunteer for workdays, donate aluminum cans or obtain applications by going to their new office located at 151 South 700 East, the All Srapped Up building or by calling 435-637-9701.
The Farm Bureau Essay and Creative Story Contest will be held on the "Riches from the Soil". Entries need to be 1,000 words or less and should deal with Utah's agricultural industry and they may be illustrated. Entries will be accepted from age kindergarten and up. Entries may be submitted to Joy Humphrey at P.O. Box 18 in Orangeville or delivered to her at Huntington Elementary.
Emery County Farm Bureau will hold the annual business meeting and banquet on Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Huntington Senior Citizens Center. Policies dealing with local agriculture will be discussed and an election for local board members will be held. A dinner is free of charge. All interested citizens are welcomed to attend. Please RSVP to Barbra 687-2580 of Joy at 749-2820.
Meet the Candidates Night will be held on Oct. 25 at the Ferron City Hall at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcomed to attend
Meet your Democratic Candidates night. Everyone is welcome. They will be held at Orangeville library on Oct. 17 at 6 p.m.; Green River on Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. at the John Wesley Powell River History Museum; Castle Dale on Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. at the old Courthouse; Huntington City Hall on Oct. 24 at 7 p.m.; Ferron City Hall on Oct. 25 at 7 p.m., for all candidates; Cleveland City Hall on Oct. 30 at 7 p.m.
Food handler's classes will be held on Oct. 19, Nov. 16 and Dec. 14 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Health Department, 25 West Main in Castle Dale. They will also be held on Oct. 18, Nov. 15 and Dec. 6 at 9 a.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Health Department, 28 South 100 East in Price. From more info call 637-3671 in Price or 381-2252 in Castle Dale.
The Mesquite Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a Business Expo/Job Fair from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Oct. 21 in the gymnasium (room 33) on the Mesquite Campus, 150 North Yucca Street, Mesquite, Nev. For more info call the Mesquite Chamber at 702-346-2902.
The annual Christmas Extravaganza will be held Dec. 2nd at the Emery County Recreational Center in Castle Dale. We are looking for people to provide entertainment that day from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Performances could be any type of musical number, dramatic readings, poetry, stories, dance, drill or any numbers that add to our Holiday event.
If you would like to perform or know of an individual or group that could provide entertainment; please contact Amy Lofley at 653-2963. Your willingness to help will be greatly appreciated.
State History announces the 2007 Utah Prehistory Week Poster Contest. The winning poster will be professionally printed and distributed nationwide to promote Utah's exciting past, there will also be cash awards. Posters should be submitted no later than Jan. 1, 2007 to the Antiquities Section of State History, 300 South Rio Grande Street, Salt Lake City, Ut 84101. For more info go to www.history.utah.gov, or contact Renae Weder at 801-533-3529.
The Utah National Guard will hold its 51st annual Veteran's Day Concert on Nov. 11 at the University of Utah's Jon M. Huntsman Center at 7 p.m. Admission is free and the public is invited. Veterans of all ages and their families are encouraged to attend. For info contact Maj. Hank McIntire at 801-716-9052.
The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering is a week long celebration of life and art in the rural West on Jan. 27- Feb. 3, 2007 in Elko, Nev. For more info go to www.westernfolklife.org or call Darcy Minter at 775-340-4240.
The 2007 TRUTH from Youth Anti-tabacco advertising contest is giving fourth and fifth graders the opportunity to become a big-time producer. You can create a TV, radio or billboard/poster advertisement with an anti-tobacco message. Contest deadline is March 9. For more information visit www.youthagainsttobacco.com or call 1-877-220-3466.
Find out what a group might do that focuses on how you contemplate in your everyday life. Find out how that group might benefit you. Come to Home Place in Orangeville on Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. Any questions call Paula at 748-2230.
Flu shots will be held from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. at the Emery Senior Center on Oct. 18. Remember to bring your Medicare Card.
Getting ready for the holidays? Come to the annual Festive Friday presentations by Utah State University Extension. This year's theme is "Untangle Christmas". Get ready, get organized and have fun with us. Our first program is Oct 13 at noon in the small conference room at the Old Courthouse Bldg in Castle Dale. Guest presenter is Joanne Roueche from Davis County Extension. Cost is $2 (or $5 if you want the entire book of handouts). There will be fast and fun treats as well as excellent information. Everyone is invited. For more information and to reserve your spot, call our office at 381-2381. Watch the happenings column for additional information on upcoming Festive Friday events.
If you would like to participate in this year's Veterans Day assembly at San Rafael Junior High School on Nov. 10, please call the school secretary at 384-2335 before Oct. 27. Your participation would help our students remember and pay tribute to all veterans.
The American Legion Post 73 is sponsoring two raffles to raise funds to help needy military families. Tickets can be purchased at Jones Ace Hardware, Desertview Federal Credit Union, Maverik in Huntington and Castle Dale, BK's Stop and Shop, Wards 4X4, Hart's, and Magnusons. Be generous, the families need your support.
October is domestic violence awareness month and in conjunction with that the Emery County Domestice Violence Coalition will host their eighth annual October Awareness Program on Oct. 18 from noon-1 p.m. on the second floor of the old courthouse. It is free to the public and lunch will be served. Katie Ann Sutton, Utah's Domestic Violence Council director, will be the guest speaker.
The city will pick up limbs and branches. Everything else, haul to one of the dumpsters. Dumpster locations are 395 West Center and 150 East 300 South. Contractors are not allowed to use these dumpsters. Do not put any limbs on the street after Oct. 15. any limbs putout after this date will not be picked up an a citation will be issued.
Open burn season in Huntington City will be Sept. 23-Oct. 22. Burn permits are required and may be picked up at city hall. All burning must be done from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Tryouts for the Emery County Community Theatre production of Cinderella will be held Oct. 18-19 in the Emery High School chorus room from 7-9 p.m. each evening. Cinderella will be performed Feb. 8-10 and 12. Tryout packets are available at your local library. There are no children's part this year, unfortunately.
The Emery County Quilt Guild will be held on the first Tuesday of every month at the Huntington Senior Citizen Center. Everyone is welcomed.
The Gingerbread House Festival, a new event in Emery County, will be held Dec. 1-2 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.
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 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.
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 http://www.mormonhistoricsitesregistry.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.
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.
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.