Carbon County News Briefs
Red Cross works to dispell rumors about compensation and aid they give
The American Red Cross does not expect a return on any assistance they give people who they help during a personal or national disaster. Recent events in the community have generated some rumors that when the Red Cross helps someone they have to pay it back.
"The Red Cross gives vouchers to people in need after a disaster for new clothing, food and shelter, never expecting anything back other than donations later if they are able," says Jeanne Martin, the local representative for the organization.
"That is all made possible by donations of the Americans."
Carbon County Recreation prepares to kick off summer activities
Carbon County Recreation plans to fill its summer schedule with a variety of events, such as kayaking, rafting, rock climbing, softball, T-ball summer day camp, teen outings and sports camps.
A schedule of activities will be distributed in the May 1 Sun Advocate and will also be distributed to students in Carbon County schools. It will also be available directly from Carbon County Recreation, Price's Desert Wave pool, the College of Eastern Utah Bunnell Dmitrich Athletic Center and many businesses across the county.
Matheson supports bill to encourage more math, science, technology teachers
Rep. Jim Matheson said Monday he supports the nation's need for more teachers in kindergarten through 12th grade. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the "10,000 Teachers, 10 Million Minds" Science and Math Scholarship Act.
Matheson said the bill will create thousands of new teachers through a scholarship program and provide funds for students majoring in math and science education.
The legislation is backed by a broad range of groups, including the Business Roundtable, Council on Competitiveness, College Board, Semiconductor Industry Association and Business Software Alliance.