The purpose of this award is to recognize youth who excel at giving back to their communities and to inspire more youth to service. This award program which is in its fifth year, offers a $5,000 college scholarship and is open to all secondary and undergraduate college students in Utah, who are American citizens. Funding for the program is provided by Chase bank and Xmission internet services. Application packets have been mailed to scholarship counselors and service club leaders throughout the State. The application and guidlines can be found online at www.youthlinc.org. Deadline for application is March 7, 2009.
Students who believe TV dramas such as "Law and Order," are an accurate depiction of how the courts operate can judge for themselves as part of the fourth annual Judge for a Day program offered by the Utah State Courts on May 1. Schools are asked to submit an application form by March 6 to the Utah State Court's public information officer, Nancy Volmer, at email@example.com. An application form for Law Day is available on the court's Web site at www.utcourts.gov (http://www.utcourts.gov/ ).
The American Legion Spring Convention will be held March 28 at the Huntignton Senior Center at 11 a.m. National Auxiliary President Desiree will be the special guest speaker. This convention is for all members. A luncheon will be served at a cost of $8. RSVP to Carolyn Randall at P.O. Box 164, Elmo, UT 84521 or Jenny Olson at P.O. Box 1354, Huntington, UT 84528.
There will be a two day baseball camp at the Huntington Complex from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on March 27, and from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on March 28. The cost for the camp is $65 or if you can only attend one day the cost is $35. If you would like your child to have some one-on-one time with an instructor, (which will start right after the camp) the cost is $25 for a half hour. They can learn hitting, catching, pitching, infielding or outfielding. Boys and girls age 8 and up are encouraged to attend. Lunch will be provided. Contact Shaun or Kris Bell, 748-2906 or 749-2239.
For information about Huntington Little League baseball sign-ups, contact 687-2747.
It is now time to sign up your team for this years Emery County Relay for Life Cancer walk. It will take place on June 12-13 at the Emery High School. Our next meeting will be held on March 26. We will later post where the meeting will be held. If you sign up your team by the March 15 the registration fee will be $50. After this date, the registration will be $100 for a team. To sign up your team contact Judi Bishop at 653-2221.
A youth dance will be held in Ferron at the fairgrounds building on March 21 from 7-10 p.m. It is for youth ages 12-18 and a student ID is required. Admission is $2 and there will be free pop. DJ is Willie Frisbie.
Come and join the youth swim team. All youth up to 18 years old are welcome, but should be able to swim one length of the pool. All abilities are welcome, great practice if you're interested in the high school swim team. Practices will be Saturdays until school is out and then for a few weeks during the summer. First practice is March 14. Registration is March 11 at Emery Recreation Center from 4-6 p.m. Registration is $30. Online registration can be done at www.emerycounty.com/rec. For more information contact Tammy Oliverson at 435-381-5393.
Sign ups for Emery County girls softball will be held: in Elmo, March 10 from 6-8 p.m. at town hall; in Cleveland on March 10-11 from 4-6 p.m. at town hall; in Huntington on March 11 from 5-7:30 p.m. at town hall; Castle Dale on March 10 from 4-6 p.m. at Emery Recreation Center; Orangeville on March 11 from 4-6 p.m. at Cottonwood Elementary; and in Ferron on March 11 from 4-6 p.m. at city hall. The cost is $35 and for more information contact Cassie Lake at 749-0682.
March 10 and 12 from 4-6 p.m. Cleveland and Elmo-Old Cleveland Town Hall; Huntington-Huntington Elementary; Castle Dale-Recreation Center; Orangeville-Orangeville Library; Ferron-City Hall. At large sign up in Castle Dale at the Recreation Center; major (birthdates May 1, 1996-April 30, 1998) and minor (birthdates May 1, 1998-April 30, 2000) sign up cost -$45. Rookie (birthdates May 1, 2000-April 30, 2002) sign up cost-$35.00. Play begins March 31.
Millsite Golf Course will open for the season on March 14. For more information call 384-2887.
Benjamin and Sharlene Heward have created "Humanitarian Guyana" to help the many thousands in need in Guyana, South America. They need to raise an additional $10,000 for the Humanitarian Rescue Trip scheduled for June 2009. Charitable donations represent the primary source of funding for the organization. Mail donations to: P.O. Box 1390, Orem, UT 84059-1390 or donate at any Mountain America Credit Union, into the "Humanitarian Guyana" account.
A newly established AA meeting will be held every Monday night from 7-8 p.m. at the Huntington Senior Center, 176 West 100 North.
Desert Edge Christian Chapel in Huntington is hosting a new website, www.desertedgecc.com. Information about services, current events, comments, prayer requests, sermons and Bible studies times are available on line.
Everyone is welcome to meet with the Senator and question him about what is going on in Washington, D.C. March 7 at 9 a.m. at Barnes Grill, in Castle Dale. RSVP by March 5, to 381-5411 or 748-2488.
Evening adult art classes with Michael Royall, Emery High art teacher. Painting and ceramics classes will begin March 10 for ceramics and March 11 for painting. Classes meet weekly for two hours: 7-9 p.m. and will last for eight weeks. Sign up for one or both. Pre-pay tuition at Emery High School office 435-381-2689. $80 for each class (materials are included.) Tuition must be paid before the start of class. Bring your creativity and have some fun. Hurry class sizes are limited.
The Emery County Community Theatre presents the musical "Nunsense", a musical comedy by Dan Goggin. This hilarious play is sure to bring delight to the teen and older audience. It will be presented March 12, 13, and 14 at 7 p.m. at the Emery High School auditorium. There will also be a matinee performance on March 14 at 1 p.m. Tickets are $5 per person. Don't miss it.
A St. Patricks Day dance featuring "Music of the Heart" will be held on March 13 from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Price Senior Citizens Center. The public of all ages is welcome. There will be refreshments and door prizes. Donations are suggested. For more information contact Annette at 637-0161.
The tournament will be held March 21 at 9 a.m. at the Emery County Recreation Building, 75 South 400 East, Castle Dale. Get your teams together and lets see who will be crowned Emery County Champions. Register at the Emery County Recreation building before March 13. Teams must have six (or more) persons and can be made up of school, business, or family teams. Teams will be bracketed based on levels of players. The entry fee is $5 per person.
Come listen to Dennis Worwood from the Utah State Extension Service at the Ferron Library March 25 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. He will be discussing small family gardens. Now is the time to start preparing for the growing season. Stop by the library and see what Dennis has to say or ask a question or two.
Volunteers of America, Retired Senior Volunteers and the Foster Grandparent Volunteers are sponsoring another walk for seniors in our county. The kick-off party for West Emery County will be March 17-18 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the RSVP office in Castle Dale. For Green River, the kick-off party will be March 24 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1:30-3 p.m. at the Community Center in the Senior Center. If you don't have a pedometer, they will be available at the kick-off parties. It is 5, 548 miles to Moscow. For more information call Betty or Gerry at 381-2765 or 609-1254 or visit the RSVP office at 52 West Main, Castle Dale.
Utah Cowboys representing all 29 counties in the State will be honored on July 2 during the 75th Anniversary Celebration of the Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo. The nominee shall have made an outstanding contribution to the western heritage lifestyle and to the preservation of Utah's western and cowboy culture for future generations. Email for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Emery County Republican Convention will be held April 14 at 7 p.m. in room 207 at the Old Courthouse in Castle Dale.
This years event, dubbed "High Five" will be held May 23 (Memorial Day weekend). This event is a demonstration of the UTMA's committment to good citizenship and responsible behavior. In addition to clean-up work we will be promoting safety and family-oriented recreational OHV activities. The trail rides at the end of the day will be educational as well as fun. They are welcoming 70+ OHV clubs and associations in Utah to join us and we're presenting this event in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Managment and the Utah Department of Natural Resources.
Do you have a friend or a loved one who is serving in the military in a combat zone? If so, Operation Home Support would like to add their names to their list. Once on the list, the ladies of Operation Home Support take it upon themselves to send these soldiers care packages and letters to let them know they are appreciated and loved. So if you have someone in mind, or know of someone who is serving in a combat zone in any branch of the military, contact Jan Hess or Dixie Swasey to add their name to the list. Thank you for all of your help and support. American Legion Auxilary Unit 42 Jan Hess 435-384-2753 or Dixie Swasey 435-384-3172.
A New Orleans doctor is looking for veterans of either the Iraq war or the war in Afghanistan who have suffered traumatic brain injury or post traumatic stress disorder to participate in a free pilot trial of treatment that so far has had 100 percent beneficial results. Veterans who qualify will be flown to the clinic (and home later) free, and sponsors are making lodging, meals and transportation available at vastly reduced rates. Interested veterans are asked to call Dr. Harch's office in New Orleans for an interview at (504) 309-4948.
A class which teaches self sufficiency and using home food storage is being taught at the Courthouse in Castle Dale on March 6 at noon. Everyone is welcome to attend and bring a pot luck dish.