Foreign high school students are scheduled to arrive very soon for academic semester and year program homestays, and the sponsoring organization needs a few more local host families. Castle Dale area families interested in learning more about student exchange or arranging for a meeting with a community representative may call P.I.E., toll free at 1-800-631-1818.
Although there has been a big push to provide conservation information to the general public and homeowners, there has been less assistance for larger water organizations. The workshops are intended to target facilities and maintenance managers of large institutional water users.
When adjustments are made to increase the overall efficiency of a landscape, there is a potential for up to 50 percent water reduction. These workshops also offer hands-on training and direct instruction from a Utah State University horticulture professor to get them by until major changes can be made.
They are held every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.. The remaining workshops will be held Sept. 5 at the Weber Basin Water Conservancy District; 2837 East Highway 193, Layton; and Sept. 10 Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District; 8215 South 1300 West, West Jordan.
For more information about the workshops contact Lori Johnson at (435) 797-2255. Registration must be received one week in advance and space is limited.
Back to School Night at San Rafael Jr. High School will be held Aug. 28 at 6 p.m. sharp. Parents will have time to meet with each of their student's teachers. They will hear a short overview of the things which will be taught this year and learn what is expected of each student. Be sure to bring a copy of your student's schedule.
Compressed charcoal and water colors, "Wood Water Rock," art work by Meredith Nemirov will be displayed at the Ouray County Historical Society Museum from Aug. 18 - Sept. 8, 10 a.m. - Noon and 2-6 p.m. The museum is at 420 Sixth Ave., Ouray, Colorado. For more information, call 970-325-4576.
USDA has developed an internet website for producers of livestock that "need/have" hay, haying or grazing available. The website is located at www.fsa.usda.gov and has a quick link titled FSA HayNet. This is available to assist livestock producers in finding needed hay or grazing.
Well actually they would prefer you be alive, but participants are wanted for the First Annual Utah Western Heritage Week to be held in Millard County Sept. 2-8. The event is being called a "gathering," because it will bring together those who love our Western Heritage from all across the west.
There is a full week of activities planned including a barn dance, golf tournament, rodeo, cowboy poets and musicians, riding club events, and Utah's Cowboy Christmas. Another highlight is the Old Capitol Arts and Living History Festival.
For more information call Delta Chamber of Commerce at 1-800-864-0345 or 435-864-4316. A website is also available at www.millardcounty.com.
Auditions for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat will be held on Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. at the Ferron LDS Church, 200 North State Street. There will be roles for narrators, 12 brothers and solos. Audition packets are available at all libraries.
Nearly 20,000 little yellow ducks will float down the lazy river at Raging Waters in Salt Lake City on Aug. 31 for the Utah Make-A-Wish Foundation's 14th annual Rubber Ducky Derby.
The money raised at the fundraiser will help fulfill the wishes of Utah children with life-threatening illnesses. Come capture a piece of the ducky action beginning at 10 a.m. with the opening ceremony at Raging Waters, 1200 West 1700 South , Salt Lake City.
Lessons in song and dance, with emphasis on all areas of dance. Ages Pre-school thru Jr. High. To register, call 381-5425.Classes start Sept. 5.
There are eight quilts to be raffled to help with Monte Gee's liver transplant. The raffle will be held Sat. Sept 7 at Mayor's Park in Ferron at 12:30 p.m. immediately following the Peach Days Parade. For tickets or info call Frances at 384-2658 or Mila at 384-3267.
Sept. 3-Race Draw-6 p.m.-Fairgrounds
Sept. 6-Bike Ride-6 p.m.-Mayors Park-call 384-3399
OHV Poker Run-6 p.m.-Mayors Park-call 384-2264
Exhibits-Noon to 5 p.m.-City Hall-384-3282
Mens, Ladies & Family Golf Tournament-Millsite Golf Course-384-2887
Fund Raiser Dinner-5-8 p.m.-Fairgrounds
Sept. 7-Breakfast-7-10 a.m.-Mayors Park
Fun Run-7 a.m.-Old Church Park-384-3133 or 384-3028
All Day Golf Tournament-Millsite Golf Course-384-2887
Parade-10 a.m.-State Street and Mill Road
Trap Shoot-11 a.m.-Emery County Landfill-contact Jason or Jeremy Jewkes
Raffle & Bake Sale-10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.-Emery County Care & Rehab. Center
Family Fun Day-Immediately following the parade-at the Mayors Park
Exhibits-Noon-5 p.m.-City Hall-384-2758
Horse Races-1 p.m.-Fairgrounds
Demolition Derby-approx. 6 p.m.-Fairgrounds
The Huntington Camp D.U.P. will hold a meeting on Sept. 12 at 2 p.m. at the Huntington Senior Citizens Center.
Green River will host their 22nd annual men's slow pitch softball tournament on Sept. 20-22. This year we would also like to see the Coed tournament brought back to Melon Days weekend. So if you have a team and are interested in having some fun, pack up the family, load up the car, and join us for an exciting weekend of ballgames, great food, entertainment in the park, and don't forget all the free melon you can eat. Teams will be limited, so get registered early. For more info call (435) 564-8479.
Organizers of public lands day are looking for volunteers to help with the project at Swasey's Cabin on Sept. 28 at 9 a.m. Families, individuals, church groups everyone welcome. Call Margaret Fugate-Swasey to register and for more information at 381-5225.
A.W.A.N.A. Club will be starting back up again on Sept. 4, from 6-8 p.m. at the Desert Edge Christian Chapel in Huntington. There will be games, music, bible lessons, and treats. All children from age 3 through 6th grade are welcome. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information call 687-2933.
Women can learn the basics of map reading and using a compass to navigate the backcountry by attending a Map and Compass Camp-out that will be held Sept. 20-21. To register for this camp-out, call Takeda at (801) 538-4710 no later that Sept. 1. The camp-out is limited to 15 participants and the fee covers food and all the equipment needed except sleeping bags and sleeping pads.
Effective July 1, our new address and location is: Department of Veterans Affairs, 550 Foothill Drive, P.O.Box 581900, Salt Lake City, Utah 84158-1900. The building is located on the Southwest corner of Foothill and Wasatch Drives, on the grounds of the VA Salt Lake City Healthcare System.
A service officer from the American Legion will be in your area to assist you in understanding and applying for VA benefits, including compensation, pension, hospitalization, education and other benefits. This is a free service and veterans need not be a member of the American Legion to receive assistance. The Service Officer will be at the Department of Workforce Services Price Employment Center, 475 West Price River Drive, Suite 256 on Wed. Sept. 11 from 9-10:30 a.m.
Utah State University is offering a Grant Writing Class for the fall semester. Classes will be held on Sept. 7, 14, 21 and 28 at the CEU campus, room CBB 103, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. There will be a cost for the class and course materials. For more information contact Leila Andrews 613-5610 or Mandi Bryner 613-5617.
The American Society of Agricultural Appraisers is offering a 4 1/2 day Personal Property Apppraisal Seminar in Twin Falls, ID, Sept 18-22.
This seminar is designed specifically for those who currently are, or desire to become, a livestock, farm equipment or horse appraiser. This is an excellent opportunity for those who are looking to enter the appraisal profession and for those appraisers who desire to enhance their professional appraisal skills.
Topics covered include principles of appraising, valuation methodology, market research and analysis, appraisal report writing and the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.
For more information call 1-800-488-7570 or www.amagappraisers.com.
Tickets for two shows of Pioneer Theatre Company's 40th anniversary season will go on sale to the general public Mon. Aug. 19 at 10 a.m. The two shows available are the 2001 Tony Award-winning drama, Proof (Sept. 18-Oct. 5); and the family musical favorite, Peter Pan (Dec. 4-28). Ticket information and purchases are available by calling 581-6961 or visiting the PTC website at www.ptc.utah.edu.
This is the second year that the Utah Energy Office is loaning free anemometers to measure the wind. There may be enough to justify a wind turbine to make your own electricity to power your home, business or farm.
For more information or if you are interested in obtaining an application please contact Christine Watson at (801) 538-4792 or the Energy Hotline at 1-800-662-3633. To apply online, please visit www.wind.utah.gov.
Bringing hope to single moms support group and self-reliance class now being offered in Castle Dale. Open to the public free of charge. It will be held on Thursday evenings from 7-8 p.m. There will be on site child care available with prior notice. The course offers self-reliance skills, recourses, skills on setting up a safety net and starting a new life plan. For more information call Jennifer at 381-2827 or Jackie at 637-5542.
The Helping Utah Children Hear Program is accepting applications from families of children under the age of 21 years who are in need of hearing aids. Families whose income qualifies are eligible for a free set of hearing aids that the child may keep. For more information or to request an application, contact the Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind, Marcia Knorr (801)629-4727 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you or someone you love is battling cancer, a free informational tool can help. The booklet, "A Helping Hand: The Resource Guide for People with Cancer, " is available in its newest version by calling 1-800-813-HOPE or on CancerCare's website at www.cancercare.org. The guide lists national and regional organizations that offer information; education and support services; programs that provide free medication; and commercial outlets for products. Local resource information can connect you with services such as transportation, financial aid, hospice and home care.
Active Re-Entry a community based program has a satellite office in Emery County at 40 South Center in Castle Dale. Many services offered; committed to promoting the rights, dignity, and quality of life for all persons with disabilities. Call 381-5410.
Southeastern Utah District Health Department is offering a clinic for women between the age 40- 64. Get a private check-up by a female provider. Get a pap test and breast exam. Receive a free mammogram voucher. Women must meet age and income guideline to qualify for a free exam and mammogram. For more information call 381-2252.