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Relay for Life Fundraiser

A benefit dinner for the American Cancer Society, Tastes From Around The World, will be held on June 7 at 6 p.m. at the Ferron Senior Center at 190 North 300 West in Ferron. Cost is $15 per person. Please make reservations by June 5. Space is limited to 40 people. Please contact Diane at 384-2111 or Becky at 749-1053.

Vacation Bible School

Jungle Jamboree Vacation Bible School at First Baptist Church in Ferron. June 2-6, 9 a.m.-noon, ages 5 years-sixth grade. Bible lessons, crafts, games, songs and refreshments. Teen night at First Baptist Church in Ferron June 5 and 6 at 7 p.m., junior high through 12th grade. Activities and Bible study.

Spardettes Fund Raiser

The Emery High Spardettes are having a car wash/yard sale fund raiser on June 7 at the Castle Dale Rodeo grounds pavilion from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Donate Books to Sheriff's Office

The Emery County Sheriff's Office is looking for appropriate books and magazines to be donated for the inmates to read. If you have something to donate, take the item to the Sheriff's Office or to the Emery County Progress Office during business hours.

Goblin Valley State Park Junior Ranger Program

June 7-Incredible Insects. What's the difference between a bug and an insect? Find out that and more as we search for Goblin Valley's mini-beasts. This program is geared toward children 6-12, but everyone is welcome. Earn a Junior Ranger badge and have fun. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Observation Point above the Valley of the Goblins. (435) 564-3633.

Goblin Valley State Park-The Wet Desert

June 7-There is no denying that Goblin Valley does not get a lot of rain, but water has left its mark all over the landscape. From violent flash floods to ephemeral water pockets, join park staff to see how water carves, nurtures, and defines the desert. Meet at 8:30 p.m. at the amphitheater just past the campground. (435) 564-3633.

Goblin Valley State Park Lawnchair Astronomy

June 6-Ever wonder how much city lights affect our night sky? What is the sky like without nearby lights? Join park staff to take a deeper look at Goblin Valley's night sky. Meet at 9 p.m. at the Observation Point above the Valley of the Goblins. (435) 564-3633.

Miss Emery

If you are a girl between ages 17-24, this includes girls who are juniors now or seniors and college age girls. This is a scholarship pageant and the winner receives a new computer and a $1,000 scholarship, first runner-up $700 scholarship and second attendant, $500. Pageant will be on July 19 at Emery High auditorium. If you are interested in being a contestant contact Leslie at the commission office at 381-2119, Jarilyn at 381-5667 or the Emery County Progress at 381-2431.

Little Miss Emery

Contestants for the Little Miss Emery pageant are needed. Girls who will be 5-8 years old by July 1, 2009 are eligible. The winner will accompany the 2009 Miss Emery to the Miss Utah pageant. The Little Miss pageant will be held during the Emery County Fair on July 31 at 6 p.m. To register call Jarilyn at 381-5667 or the Emery County Progress at 381-2431. Contestants will perform a talent, write a poem, participate in evening wear and on stage question.

Heritage Week in Helper

June 2-7 is Helper's Fifth Annual Heritage Week started by the Western Mining and Railroad. Heritage Week has grown to be such a popular event that it drew the attention of True West Magazine and led to Helper becoming the 2006 #10 Top 10 True Western Town and then jumped to become 2007's #1 Top 10 True Western Town.

Summer Cheer Classes

Summer Cheer Classes will begin in June. The first session will be held June 2-30 and the second session will begin July 7-30 at LaRae's Dance Studio and Gym. Classes are for 5-18 years of age. Students will be working on tumbling, cheer skills, and stunting. Junior High and High School Cheerleaders are also welcome to attend classes. For questions or to register call Becky Bunnell at 749-1582 or 687-2632.

Emery High Football Summer Weights

The summer weight program for Emery High football players will begin June 9. It will be every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7 a.m. in the weight room at EHS. To culminate the program, the team will attend a camp at Millard High camp beginning July 14-18. This is for grades nine-12. Football practice begins Aug. 4.

Heritage Days Rodeo Concessions

Huntington Heritage Days will be accepting bids for the rodeo concessions June 27-28. Concessions will include the concession building as well as the Coke wagon comparable on the chute side of the arena. Minimum bid will start at $250. Send bids to Tory Killian, Box 1248, Huntington, UT 84528.

Heritage Days Rodeo Queen Contest

Huntington Heritage Days rodeo queen contest will be held June 7 at 9 a.m. at the rodeo arena. For information contact Tammy Oviatt at 687-2655 or 687-2264.

Heritage Days Food Vendors

Huntington Heritage Days is looking for food vendors for July 4. Vendor forms are available at Wards 4x4 or Huntington City Hall. For more information call Tory Killian at 687-9458 or 687-9060.

Heritage Days Parade

Huntington Heritage Days parade would like to have your float in our parade. The cash prize for the best float is $100. Parade entry forms are available at Wards 4x4 or Huntington City Hall. For more information contact Rose at 687-2864.

Orangeville Days June 6-7

June 6 8:30 p.m. movie night in the park (free). June 7, 6:30 a.m. fun run meet at Community Center $5 registration fee, 7 a.m. flag raising at the park, 7-9 a.m. breakfast in the park $2 per plate, 10 a.m. parade (participants needed, contact Kevin Reynolds), 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. concessions, races, slides, games, softball game (contact Carole Larsen), horse shoes, and water games, 1 p.m. guitar hero $2.50 registration fee, at the Community Center, 5:30 p.m. Humphrey Brother Lamb Fry $5 for 9 years and up, $3 for 8 years and under, fireworks at dusk at the ball complex on Mill Dam Road.

Women in the Outdoors "Flockers"

Bear Creek Campground July 11-12. All ladies 14 and up are welcome to our third annual event. Leave the husbands, boyfriends, pets and small children at home and come have a couple of fun-filled days with just the girls. Pre-registration required. Outdoor workshops including archery, fly fishing, crafts, dutch oven cooking, GPS, canoeing, outdoor survival, mountain man, herb gardening, game calling, concealed weapons permit, and much more. Participation fee includes meals, four workshops, membership to the National Wild Turkey Federation, one year subscription to NWTF's Women In The Outdoors magazine, camping, and tons of fun. This is a non-competitive event. For more information and to request a registration form call: Michelle Jensen 435-653-2552; Brandi Ivie 435-687-9712; Suzy/Brittany 435-749-6057; Dondra Nancy 435-637-4719 or email at

Relay for Life/Memory Wall

Once again we will have a memory wall display at our Relay For Life event. If you have someone who lost the battle against cancer and would like to spotlight them on our memory wall, submit a short biography and photo to Da Shai Nelson, P.O. Box 789, Ferron, UT 84523. Questions, call 749-2296.

Relay for Life Cancer Walk Teams

If you would like to register a team for the Emery County Relay For Life cancer walk, call Claudia Kenney at 748-2127.

Food Handler's Classes

Food handler's classes will be held at the SEUDHD, 25 West Main, Castle Dale on the following dates: June 19. Classes will be held at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. For more information call 381-2252.

Second Annual Rock, Fossil and Mineral Show

The Second Annual Castle Country Rock, Fossil and Mineral show will be held on June 6 from noon-7 p.m. and on June 7 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Free admission and door prizes will be awarded. Held at the College of Eastern Utah in the J. Leavitt Student Center Ballroom at 526 North and 300 East.

Mounteer To Celebrate the release of Franky Frankinstain

June 18 from 2-4 p.m. at The Star Grill and Fun Center in Huntington. There will be free popcorn and the Star Grill will have a special for the children. J.B. is the author and illustrator of Camp Were Wolf. If you have a copy, bring it in and get it autographed. The Star Grill will have copies of both Camp Were Wolf and Franky Frankinstain. The official release date of Franky Frankinstain, is June 17.

Dinosaur Day Camps

If your children are ages 6 to 12 years and you're looking for a fun and educational activity the summer. the Dinosaur Day Camps are June 17-18. Kids have a well supervised day of learning about our prehistoric predecessors. Log into and on the left side of the page click on 2008 Summer Education Camps or call 381-5576 for all the registration information.

Paleontology Camp

If your High School age student is interested in having a fun and educational summer experience the Paleontology Camp will be starting up June 16-20. This camp is a hands on opportunity to work in the quarry's along with professional paleontologists, an experience unique to our area. For more information log into www, and on the left side of the page click on 2008 Summer Education Camps or call 381-5576 for all the registration information.

Range Creek Camp

For High School age student an opportunity of a lifetime is available this summer at the Archeology Camp at Range Creek. Starting June 14-18 your student will work and learn side by side with U of U graduate students and Prof. Duncan Metcalf, living along side them at the Range Creek field sight dig this is a world class once in a lifetime experience. For more information log into www, and on the left side of the page click on 2008 Summer Education Camps or call 381-5576 for all the registration information.

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