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Holiday Openhouse

Dr. McKell, Dr. Winters and our entire staff will hold a holiday open house on Dec. 5 from 5-8 p.m. at 365 North Center in Castle Dale. Every one is welcome to come see the new dental office, enjoy refreshments and get a complimentary picture with Santa Claus.

Mail Boxes Etc. Teams Up with “Today” Show Toy Drive to Benefit Local Children

Between Nov. 25-Dec. 13, Mail Boxes Etc. will be collecting new, unwrapped, nonviolent toys, books, games and CDs. The items will be distributed by a local children’s charity. To find a participating location, visit www.mbe.com and click on the Today Show Toy Drive link.

Quivira Coalition and Utah Range Coalition: Survival Tools for Today’s Ranch

A workshop on “Innovative Ideas for Ranching in the 21st Century” will be held Dec. 13 from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Red Cliffs Lodge, in Moab. They will present new ideas in livestock grazing, land management, and low stress livestock handling. Come hear about these innovative ideas from people who practice them. The registration fee includes lunch and copies of text. RSVP’s are needed for lunch. Deadline is Dec. 2. Contact Gayla at (435) 687-2986, or Roger and Shelley Barton at (435) 384-2397 or roger-barton@ut.nacdnet.org. Please make your own motel reservations.

Camp Dale Daughters of the Utah Pioneers Notice

Meeting will be held on Dec. 9 at 1 p.m. in the Castle Dale Senior Citizens Center.

Museum of Church History and Art

“With Every Stitch” a new textile exhibit will be open from Nov. 15 through Oct. 19, 2003. “Christmas Creches from Around the World” will be open from Nov. 23 through Jan. 1, 2003 and will be showing Nativity scenes from around the world. Continuing exhibits are “The Living Christ,” “Valiant Pioneer Children” and “Families and Faith: The Fabric of LDS Life” open through Feb 2. 2003. The museum is open Mon.-Fri. from 9 a.m.-9p.m., Sat.-Sun. (and most holidays) 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Christmas Eve 9 a.m.-4 p.m., New Years Eve (First Night) 9 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day. (801) 240-3310 or (801) 240-3584.

CEU Ballet Christmas Concert

Ballet Repertory Ensemble, Inc. will be presenting their annual Christmas concert. They will be performing “The Nutcracker” on Nov. 21 and 23. On Nov. 22 and 25 they will perform “Animals Christmas,” “Angels” and “The Grinch.” Shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Box office opens at 6:30 p.m. No children under 5 please. Cameras are prohibited. Tickets range from $2-$7. No credit cards will be accepted. Artistic Director is Carolyn Gwyther.

Folk Art Apprenticeships

Applications for 2003 Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program Grants are now available through the Folk Arts Program of the Utah Arts Council. Interested individuals should call George Schoemaker, 801-533-5760. The grant deadline is Dec. 31.

Half Time Performances

Anyone interested in performing at Emery High J.V. game half-times, please contact Nadine Hinkins at 748-5304.

Address Correction

Please note that the address printed on the food donation bag in the Emery County Progress is incorrect for the Emery County Food Bank. Donations can be made at the Emery County Food Bank at 40 South Center Street in Castle Dale.

New Snow College and SUU Program Guarantees Transfer of Credits

Snow College and Southern Utah University have set into action the Dual Admission/Intent-To-Transfer Program. This program guarantees transfer of credits from Snow to SUU. Successful completion of Snow’s general education requirements will fulfill SUU’s general requirements, if students receive a passing grade. Participating students will also have access to services, activities and advisement from the University while still attending Snow. They will also be eligible to participate in sporting events, student activities and cultural events as any regular SUU student is, immediately.

Huntington Elementary Craft Fair

The Huntington Elementary will be holding it’s annual craft fair on Dec. 4 from 1-3 p.m. Some items for sale are bears, birdhouses, moose and t-shirts. Plan to attend.

Red Cross Blood Drive

The Red Cross is sponsoring a blood drive at the Emery Medical Center on Dec. 3. You can come to donate in the Physical Therapy department from 1-6 p.m.

Dream House Photo Contest

Utah Preservation magazine’s annual photo contest is seeking images of Utah’s most charming, most elegant and most intriguing historic homes: The homes you have always wanted to own and live in–a dream house. Entries must be postmarked by Dec. 30 and sent to Dream House Photo Contest, Utah State Historical Society, 300 Rio Grande Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101. For more information contact Roger at rroper@utah.gov. or call 1-808-533-3561.

Photography Club

If you are interested in photography, we will be meeting on the first Wednesday of each month at 680 East 100 South, Price, beginning Nov. 13 at 7 p.m.. We will be going over landscape, portraiture, digital, photoshop, etc. Bring your ideas to share. Contact Greg at 637-1181 until 5 p.m. or 637-8628 after 5 p.m.

Earthwatch Education Fellowships

Earthwatch Institute is offering fellowships to fund K-12 educators and administrators to join scientific research expeditions around the world. For an application and more information contact, Earthwatch Institute: Education Awards@earthwatch.org, 800-776-0018 ext. 118, or www.earthwatch.org/ed/fellowships.html.

Orangeville City Park

Mark your calendars, reserve Dec. 7 for a special holiday event at the Orangeville City Park.

Single Moms Conference

Central Utah 2002 Single Moms’ Conference in Ephraim on Dec. 14. The conference will begin in the Crane Theater at 7:30 a.m. Breakout sessions will last until 4 p.m. Registration forms available at USU Extension offices and the Department of Workforce Service. For more information cal 435-283-7599 or e-mail mwatson@ext.usu.edu.

AARP Utah Seeks Volunteers to Prepare Tax Returns

AARP Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest, free, volunteer run tax counseling and prepartation service is seeking volunteers of all ages who want to learn tax law and prepare tax returns for taxpayers of low-to-moderate income, with special attention to those over 60. Call toll-free 1-888-227-7669. When prompted, select Tax-Aide program and the select Volunteer Recruitment program. Leave your name and number. You will be contacted by a Utah Tax-Aide volunteer.

H.E.A.T. Progam

Do you pay your own heating costs? Need help with your heating bill? Get in touch with H.E.A.T. You must meet certain income qualifications and will need to provide proof of income and expenses. Apply Nov. 1 to Mar. 29, 2003 at the Emery County Community Center, 40 South Center, Castle Dale. Call 381-5410 for an appointment.

Fourth Annual Turkey Trot

Several area businesses are sponsoring the 4th annual Turkey Trot 5K and 1 mile runs on Thanksgiving morning Nov. 28. There will also be races for young children. At Huntington Elementary registration begins at 7:45 a.m. and races begin at 8:30 a.m. To pre-register, call 687-5533 or 687-2747. Lots of fun prizes and a turkey dinner to be given away to the largest participating family.

Schedule for Know your Religion Lecture Series

150 South 500 East
Chairperson, Anthony Beals
Programs are on Thursdays and begin at 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 9 Susan Easton Black Joseph Smith, A Prophet of God
Feb. 20 Jeffrey W. Marsh Plain and Precious Truths Restored–Understanding and Using the Joseph Smith Translation
Mar. 13 Joseph F. McConkie Temple Symbolism
Apr. 10 David E. Bokovoy One Eternal Round: A Survey of God’s Plan of Happiness

Registration codes for this series: 23659-03adult season pass, 23659-04student season pass
Huntington Stake Center
11 East 200 North
Programs are on Fridays and begin at 7:30 p.m.

Jan 10 Susan Easton Black Nauvoo on the Eve of the Exodus
Feb. 21 Jeffrey W. Marsh Parable of the Latter Days
Mar. 14 Joseph F. McConkie The Three Pillars of Eternity
Apr. 11 David E. Bokovoy Modern Revelation and the Ancient World

Registration codes for this series: 23659-03adult season pass,23659-04 student season

Utah Arts Festival Seeks Composers

The Utah Arts Festival is accepting applications from Utah composers for the 12th annual orchestral Composer Commission. Those interested in applying for the 2003 Commission must submit a one-page biographical sheet, two bound copies of a score (preferably for full symphony orchestra) that represents the composer’s highest artistic accomplishments, and two quality recordings of the work. For more information contact Wolking at 801-581-7366.

A Tree for the Festival of Trees

A group of Emery County ladies are decorating a tree for the Festival of the Trees to be held the first week of December which benefits the Primary Childrens Medical Center. The group, under the direction of Sara Grindley, are planning “Sister to Sister” a tree dedicated to Toni Oliverson, an Orangeville cancer survivor. Anyone interested in helping or supporting, please contact Sara at 748-2940.

U of U Mood Disorders Clinic

The University of Utah Mood Disorders Clinic is seeking participants for one of the largest studies ever to study medications used to treat schizophrenia. This study will evaluate the new class of atypical antipsychotic drugs. For more information call Erika at The U of U Mood Disorders Clinic 801-581-8806.

St. George Art Museum

The Sixth Annual Juried Exhibition opens on Oct. 25 and continues through Jan. 4, 2003. This exhibition is open to all media and styles of expression, the objective is a fine art presentation reflecting the current pursuits of regional artists. For further information call 435-634-5942 or e-mail: museum@infowest.com.

Deadline for Next ACT Test

College bound high school students who want to take the ACT Assessment have two chances to register before the Dec. 14 test date. The postmark registration deadline in Nov. 8 and the late registration postmark deadline is Nov. 21 To learn more about the ACT Assessment, including registration forms and test locations, contact your high school counselor or go to the ACT website www.act.org which also offers useful tips, sample tests and the opportunity to order inexpensive test prep materials.

Call for Nominations: Honoring Outstanding Women in Utah

The American Diabetes Association would like to honor Utah women for outstanding efforts in the community, work place or home at a special awards luncheon. The nomination process is completely free and open to the public. Submissions must be received in writing by Jan. 15, 2003.
Call Julie at 1-888-DIABETES ext. 7071 for a nomination form or visit www.diabetes.org and type in your zip code to see criteria.

Full Scholarships to Study in Germany

High school students throughout the southwestern states can study in Germany on a full scholarship during the 2003-2004 academic year. For more information call 1-800-727-4540, ext. 543, or visit www.ayusa.org.

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