Help 4-H welcome its new neighbor. March 27 the new Animantarx will be unveiled at the Museum of the San Rafael. 4-H will be sponsoring some dinosaur-related activities for 4-H age youth. Activities begin at 4:30 p.m. at the Castle Dale City Park. Parents plan on joining us to help youth with the fun and then step across the street for the unveiling at 6 p.m. If you have questions and to reserve a spot for your youth, call USU Extension 381-2381.
Carbon High Class of '98 10 year reunion will be held June 14. If you are (or know) a member of this graduating class, please e-mail your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Melinda (Brady) Curtis at 801-971-7291.
Orangeville City is encouraging all citizens to participate in Paint the Town. Citizens are invited to clean up their yards and home during the months of April and May. If your home is in need of a new paint job come by the city office and pick up the information, go to Jones Ace Hardware, and receive $3 off each gallon of outside house paint. Return the required information to the City Hall and receive an additional $3 rebate for each gallon of paint. Help make Orangeville City a "Pretty Little Place" to live, work and play.
A town hall meeting will be held to address underage drinking. Four Corners Behavioral Health will sponsor this town meeting on April 3 at 7 p.m. in the Little Theater at Emery High School. Verne Larsen of the Utah Board of Education will speak along with a representative from the Emery County Sheriff's Office. This meeting is to inform everyone of the harmful effects of underage drinking. Everyone who is interested is welcome to attend.
Festive Fridays, sponsored by Utah State University Extension will be held, April 18-Lotions and Potions, which will require an added $15 for the kit; and May 9-Family Reunions and Picnics. Note, the May date is a change from May 2. All classes begin at noon upstairs in the courthouse on Main Street in Castle Dale. RSVP to the extension office at 381-2381. Each class will cost $2 for lunch and handouts. Lots of ideas for spring and summer fun.
The UMWA Health and Retirement Funds along with Dr. Ryan Hanson will be holding free hearing clinics for our beneficiaries. Dr. Hanson will provide hearing exams, cleaning of hearing aids and assessment of hearing aids for needed repair and/or replacement. The hearing clinics will be at the following locations: Price UMWA Union Hall, 525 East 100 South, April 22 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Cleveland Town Office, 100 West Main, April 23 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; East Carbon Senior Center, 451 Denver Avenue, April 24 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; and Community Nursing, 45 West Main, Castle Dale, April 28 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information contact Juanita Elliott at 435-650-3479.
There will be a one day baseball camp March 29 at the Huntington complex from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The cost is $35. If you would like your child to have some one on one time with an instructor, the cost is $25 for a half hour. They can learn hitting, catching, pitching, infielding or outfielding. There will also be a softball fast pitch pitcher giving instruction. Boys and girls age 8 and up are encouraged to attend. Lunch will be provided. Contact Shaun or Kris Bell at 748-2906.
The Business Expanison and Retention center is offering four business workshops for employers in the area. These workshops are a direct result of the BEAR interviews that many of you participated in during the past year. There is a seminar on Marketing on April 1, 8, 15, and 22 at 6:30 p.m.;, Owning a Small Business (with relatives), April 2 at 6:30 p.m.; Customer Service Training, April 3, 10 and 17 at 6:30 p.m.; and Construction Law do's and Don'ts, April 23 and 30 at 6:30 p.m. There are fees for each seminar and each will be held at the Business Technical Assistance Center, 375 South Carbon Avenue in Price. Call for more information or to register 381-6108 or 381-6100.
The UMWA Health and Retirement Funds, along with Community Nursing Services will hold the following free blood pressure clinics throughout the month of April. Mark the calendar for the day the clinic will be in your area. Castle Dale Senior Center, 85 North 200 East, April 1 from 11:15 a.m.-noon; Huntington Senior Center, 176 West 100 North, April 7 from 11:15-noon; Ferron Senior Center, 190 North 300 West, April 14 from 11:15 a.m.-noon; and Cleveland Town office, 100 West Main, April 15 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information concerning the clinics, call Juanita Elliott at 435-650-3479.
If you are a young person who strives to serve your community, a $5,000 college scholarship might be the reward you never expected for your efforts. For more information visit www.youthlinc.org or contact the YouthLinc office at 801-467-4417.
The Grant Institute Grants 101 is an intensive and detailed introduction to the process, structure and skill of professional grant writing. This workshop will be held in Salt Lake City May 12-14. For more information visit www.thegrantinstitute.com or call 888-824-4424.
AARP and Emery County will conduct a driver safety program April 8-9 from 1-5 p.m. at the Emery County Courthouse on Main Street. This course is newly revised and updated. It is for drivers over 50 years of age. There are no tests given and additional incentives for taking the class may be offered through your insurance carrier. Cost is $10. To register contact Mary Huntington at 381-2307.
To help clear up some confusion for seniors, Mark Justice gives this advice. The IRS will be sending economic stimulus rebate checks to qualifying persons this year. To qualify to receive that money, a person must file an income tax return. If you don't normally file because you are not required, his office will file your return at no charge. To do so you need to have your pension, social security, interest and dividend statements available. Call for an appointment 435-687-2403.
Come join us and get "Animated for a Cure". You can now register your 2008 team at http://www.events.cancer.org/emerycounty. We will be offering a $50 discount to all teams registering through April 3. Use the coupon code purple. If you would like to register in person call Claudia Kenney at 748-2127. Usual registration fee is $100 now through April register for only $50.Questions call: Kristi Rasmussen, Emery County Relay For Life Chair American Cancer Society, Great West Division 435-653-2471 or 435-749-2533. For cancer information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, call 1-800-227-2345 or visit our website at www.cancer.org.
Bookcliff Historical Society will hold an open house on April 12 at the newly acquired building located on Whitmore Drive next to Shepherd's Video in East Carbon. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy historical photos and other items depicting the early days of East Carbon/Sunnyside/Columbia area. Door prizes and refreshments. For more information contact Brenda at 435-888-2425.
Huntington Elementary PTA will host a book fair on March 26 from 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. and March 27-28 from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Parents and pastries will be held on March 28. Come and eat breakfast with your students.
The Emery County little league wrestling tournament will be held April 3. Warm up at 4:30 p.m. and wrestling begins at 5 p.m. with awards and medals about 7 p.m. Parents, remember to stay off the floor to coach and to stay in the bleachers so that everyone can watch the wrestlers. Plan on staying for pictures after the awards.
locations: March 25 at 7 p.m. Precinct #1 Emery-Emery City Hall. Precinct #2 Ferron South-Ferron Senior Citizen Center. Precinct #3 Ferron North-Ferron Senior Citizen Center. Precinct #4 Clawson-Ferron Senior Citizen Center. Precinct #5 Orangeville-75 East Main Castle Dale (county courthouse). Precinct #6 Castle Dale West-75 East Main Castle Dale (county courthouse). Precinct #7 Castle Dale East-75 East Main Castle Dale (county courthouse). Precinct #8 Huntington East-Huntington Elementary School. Precinct #9 Huntington West-Huntington Elementary School. Precinct #10 Cleveland-Huntington Elementary School. Precinct #11 Elmo-Elmo City Hall, 90 South 100 East. Precinct #12 Green River-Sheriff's substation, 48 Farrer Street.
Annual spring clean up. Meet at the mayor's park March 29 at 9 a.m. Donuts and juice provided. Bring rakes, shovels, gloves and push brooms. Work in your neighborhood or help with a service project. Bring your family and friends. Meet your neighbors and have fun. Free garbage bags. Sponsored by the Beautification Committee.