Eligible ranchers and other livestock producers can apply to receive benefits through the Livestock Compensation Program and Livestock Indemnity Program and Crop Disaster Program at 801-524-4530.
The Farm Service Agency is still offering members of the public an opportunity to voice opinions about the Emergency Conservation Program and suggest ideas about improving ECP for the future. Interested individuals have until close of business on Dec. 24 to submit comments for consideration. Written comments on and requests for copies of the Draft should be directed to ECP SEIS, Geo-Marine Incorporated, 2713 Magruder Blvd., Suite D, Hampton VA 23666-1572.
The Huntington Glee Club and Women's Chorus will present an evening of Christmas music on Dec. 23 at the Huntington LDS Stake Center at 7 p.m. They will feature the cantata "The First Christmas in Bethlehem-The First Christmas in Zarahemla" words by Carol Lynn Pearson and music by Lex De Azevedo.
The official closing date for nominations for this year's Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Awards is Jan. 11. Arch Coal Foundation wants to recognize five excellent teachers with $2,500 personal cash award. Nominations can be made online at www.archteacherawards.com or they can be picked up at your local district office.
2008 dog licenses are now available at the Orangeville City Hall. Fees are $25 for a non-altered dog and $8 for a spayed/neutered dog. A rabies clinic will be held on Jan. 12 and Feb. 23 at the new fire station in Orangeville from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.
The Emery High Sterling Scholars are going to conduct a coat drive in conjunction with the Les Schwab program. Jackets and coats can be dropped off at the Emery High office anytime during school hours. For more information or to have a student pick them up call, in Huntington, Kyle Holmes at 687-9235, Tamra Luke at 687-9452, Holly Hatch at 687-9115, Aaron Ison at 687-9136, Tannika Nichols at 687-5393, in Cleveland, Kirsa Merrell at 653-2055, Wyatt Jensen at 653-2444, Keven Jensen at 653-2361, in Castle Dale, Dory Peacock at 381-5686 or Jordan Sanders at 381-5404.
Donations of baby supplies such as clothing, crib, car seat, diapers, etc. are needed. For more information or to donate call 653-2334.
The Forgotten Patient Christmas Project recruits volunteers to provide gifts for patients that would otherwise receive little or nothing during the holidays. Sponsors are given the name(s) of someone between the ages of 6-90 to provide Christmas for. Information about the person is sent to the sponsor and then will return items to the hospital prior to Christmas. Donations of cash or generic items are also appreciated. For further information on how you can help, contact Shawna Peterson, Volunteer Director at 801-344-4254. Mail to Utah State Hospital, 1300 East center, Provo, UT 84603-0270.
The Christmas Party for Emery's seniors will be held on Dec. 12. at the Museum of the San Rafael at 5:30 p.m. They will be running the buses for those who need a ride. Anyone wishing to help with this party should be at the museum at 5 p.m.
Cleveland Town will hold its annual Christmas party on Dec. 24 at 6 p.m. at the town hall. There will be a short program, light refreshments and of course, Santa will make a special visit. Come and join the fun family holiday tradition.
The schedule for the Emery County Gun Club will be: Dec. 22; Jan. 5, 2008 and Jan. 19, 2008. All shoots will start at dusk, just before dark. For more information contact Jeremy at 381-2057, Jason at 384-3279, or AJ at 384-3393.
Commodities cooking classes will be held in Emery County at the Emery County Courthouse, 75 East Main Street in Castle Dale, from 9 a.m.-noon on the following days: Dec. 19; Jan. 16, 2008; Feb. 20, 2008; March 19, 2008, April 16, 2008, May 21, 2008; and June 18, 2008.
The Quivira Coalition's seventh annual conference will be held Jan. 17-19, 2008 at the Marriot Pyramid in Albuquerque, NM. For full conference agenda and registration materials, log onto sss.quiviracoalition.org and click on annual conference.
A group of local residents have started a website dedicated to empowering the people of Emery and Carbon counties to articulate their points of view regarding the recent tragedies at Crandall, coal mining and coal mining culture, and the future of coal mining in this region. The website is: www.crandallcanyonvoices.com.
The final Festive Friday for this year will be held at the Old County Courthouse, upstairs at 12 noon on Dec 14. Cost for this class is $2 and RSVP is requested. Call the Extension office at 381-2381.
Spinal Care Classes are being offered free to the public by Dr. Ronald B. Sanders at Castle Chiropractic. These classes will help identify things that people do wrong that injure the spine. They will also discuss exercises and remedies to help alleviate back and spinal problems. This class lasts one half hour, from 4-4:30 p.m., and are given every Tuesday at Dr. Sander's office at 46 East Main Street, Castle Dale.
Food Handler's Class will be held on Dec. 13 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the South Eastern Utah Health Department in Castle Dale. Call 381-2252 for more information.
American Legion Auxiliary #42 of Ferron is looking for addresses from people of Emery County that have loved ones proudly serving our country in a war zone such as Iraq or Afghanistan. We need help from Emery County residents with the names and addresses of your loved ones that are serving. They need a package from Operation Home Support to let them know they aren't forgotten and that we care and support them. Contact us if you have a family member serving: Jan Hess at 384-2753 or Dixie Swasey at 384-3172.