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Welcome Home the 1457th! - A parade welcoming the return of members of the 1457th National Guard will be held on Saturday, May 8. The parade will start at 11:00 a.m. in Price Canyon and wind along Main Street in Helper. The procession will then continue to Pice, traveling along 100 North to 100 West, then on to Main Street before turning on 300 East and heading to the National Guard Armory on Veterans Lane. All veterans of the Iraq War are encouraged to be in the parade, which officials hope will be greeted with thousands of yellow ribbons and flags flying high along the route.

Aluminum Can Drive - During the month of April, Habitat for Humanity of Castle County (Emery and Carbon counties) will be conducting a recycling drive collecting aluminum cans. Take your cans to Price Metal Salvage, 510 East 1250 South in Price, and tell them that they are for Habitat for Humanity. They will take care of the rest! For information please call the Habitat for Humanity office at 636-3230 and leave message, Sylvia at 687-9184, Katherine at 636-8149, or Price Metal Salvage at 637-8609. Remember, cans build houses!

Little Buck-a-Roo Rodeo - and Bull Riders Only Jackpot to be held on Saturday, May8 at 10:00 a.m. and Saturday, May 22 at 10:00 a.m. $7.00 per vehicle. For information or to sign up call Channa Anderson at 435-637-8176.

Castle Valley Youth Leadership Conference - "We are Survivors", will be held May 21 & 22. Youth ages 14 and up are invited to attend the 2004 Castle Valley Youth Leadership Conference which will include workshops, games, food, entertainment and prizes. Pre-register and receive a free t-shirt. Applications may be picked up from Youth City Council Advisors, City Hall, Canyon View Jr. High, San Rafael Jr. High, or Emery High School. Pre-registration deadline is May 1. For more information contact Gay Lee Jeffs 381-2850, Danette Waite 784-2085, Nancy Jensen 384-3028, or Julie Jones 687-9744.

Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Course - the six-week comprehensive course will be hosted by Therapy Works, 53 South 700 East in Price on Tuesdays , April 13 through May 17, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Pre-registration is required. A fee of $30 includes textbook and resource materials. For more information or to register, contact Victoria at 800-444-4993 or signup online at www.arthritis.org.

Developmental Screenings - Do you have questions or concerns about your child's development? Make an appointment for developmental screening if your child is 5 or younger. Screenings will be completed on May 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Southeastern Utah Health Office, 28 S. 100 E., Price, Utah. This is a free service. Call Head Start at 613-9492 ext. 101 to schedule an appointment or for further information. Please bring child's birth certificate and immunization records to appointment. Screenings include vision, hearing, speech/language, developmental, physicals (sliding scale fee or medical card required).

Bake Sale - The Sun Advocate, JC Penney's and Kickin' Country 98.3 are teaming up for a Bake Sale on Saturday, May 8 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. All proceeds go to support the Colleen Quigley Women's Center. The bake sale will be held at the front entrance of JC Penney's. So come down and help make someone's Mother's Day special. Baked goods donated by JC Penney associates and other members of the community. The crisis hotline number is 435-637-6589.

2004 Letter Carriers Food Drive - This statewide event is taking place on Saturday, May 8. Fill a bag with high-protein, non-perishable food and leave by your mail box on this day. The food donated will be delivered to the Food Bank. Donations may also be dropped off at any US Post Office on May 8th.

Memory Wall - Relay for Life-Please contact Mary Patton at 637-0964 during business hours to have a photo added to the memory wall.

CHIP Open Enrollment - The Children's Health Insurance Program, through the Utah Department of Public Health, will be accepting applications from May 3-12 for children younger than the age of 19. Applications are available at 475 W. Price River Drive, Price; online at www.health.utah.gov/chip or call 1-877-KIDS-NOW. For additional information contact Michelle at 636-2317 or Dave at 636-2359.

Memorial Cross/Flags - Any person losing a loved one in the past year that was in a branch of the military and is buried in the Helper Cemetery and would like a cross and flag placed in the military section of the Cemetery, please send a letter stating the Name (printed) and the Branch of service for the individual. Please send written requests by May 15, 2004 so cross and engraving can be done. Send to Charles Hamilton, 321 N. Martin Rd., Helper, UT 84526.

Sprinkler Irrigation Workshop - Thursday, May 6 at Ferron City Hall or Wellington City Hall (ferron 10a.m.-noon, Wellington 6pm-8pm) Topics will include soil/plant relationships, water measurement, water supply and forecast, scheduling irrigation, establishing new crops, helpful hints in wheel line management and use, classroom and in the field instruction. For more information, contact your local NRCS, Extension or Soil Conservation District Office.

Huntington Heritage Days Rodeo Queen Contest - Saturday, May 22. Registration time is 8:30 a.m., start time 9:00 a.m. sharp. Huntington Rodeo Arena. For information on registration please contact Beth at 687-2752 or Tina t 653-2391.

Carbon High FCCLA Yard Sale - Carbon High FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) will be holding their yard sale on Saturday, May 8 from 9:00 to 2:00 p.m. at 151 North 1230 West, Price (behind hospital). All money raised will be used to send students to Chicago, Illinois for National Competition. All items not sold will be donated to Helper Mission and the local DI.

Carbon County Relay for Life - is being held on June 18th and 19th at Carbon High School Track. We need you to sign up your team, please contact Nancy Boyle at 637-3320 for sign up and information about this event.

Humane Society Rummage Sale - Donations are being collected for the Carbon County Humane Society's Rummage Sale. If you wish to donate items please contact 637-2908 or 637-2208. All donations are tax exempt.

Emery County Men's and Women's Softball - Registrations are being held for both Men's and Women's Softball leagues in Emery County. Register at the Emery County Recreation office, 75 S. 400 East in Castle Dale by May 17, 2004. All fees MUST be paid at time of registration. Contact Emery County Recreation for more information at 381-2108.

1st Annual Carbon County Reunion - will be held on Labor Day, September 6, 2004 at Fairmont Park, 2361 S. 900 East in Salt Lake City from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. For more information contact Fred Civish (Salt Lake) at 801-969-7467, or Eldon Miller (Carbon/Emery) at 435-472-8253.

CCHST - Horse shows at Carbon County Fairgrounds. Registration at 9:00 a.m., show starts at 10:00 a.m. Adult & kids classes. Dates: May 1 & 22, June 19, July 11, August 15, and Sept. 19. For more information contact Dixie at 820-0825 or 637-6380, or Denise at 637-1160.

Story and Craft Hour- C.E.U. Museum will be holding a children's Story and Craft Hour every first and third Friday of the month at 2:00 pm in the Museum's Discovery Room. Please call the Museum at 613-5754 if you have any questions.

Casa Volunteers Needed - Each year hundreds of children in Carbon and Emery counties become wards of the juvenile court system due to child abuse, neglect or abandonment. The child welfare system can only devote so much time and attention to each individual case and, consequently, to each individual child. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Volunteers are ordinary men and women who find it in their hearts and their schedules to help these abused and neglected children. Those interested in volunteering should contact Kerrie, the CASA Coordinator, at (435) 381-5595.

Frontier Project - Are you interested in working with children and/or helping families? Frontier Project is recruiting RESPITE and MENTOR PROVIDERS to assist families. Make a difference in the life of a child. Fore more information call Zena at 637-1497 or April at 613-3145.

Cans for CARE-A-VAN - Aluminum can drive to assist the elderly with transportation to medical appointments. Drop off at Howa's on Carbonville Road or call 637-9488 for pick up. Cans must be bagged.

Girl Scouts - Adults or girls ages 5 to 18 interested in Girl Scouts please call Patti Rigby at 637-1613 after 6 p.m.

Carbon High Class of 1994 - Is planning a 10 year reunion for August 7, 2004 and would like to make sure all class members are invited. Any '94 graduate who did not receive a post card notice about the reunion in January should write to carbonhigh94@hotmail.com or Carbon High '94 Reunion, 19 A Street B49, Salt Lake City UT 84111 with updated address information. Check out the website at www.carbonhigh94.com for more information.

Wellington & Price Head Start Programs - Head Start and Early Head Start is accepting applications for children for the upcoming year 2004-2005. For details call 637-4960

Square Dancing - Give it a whirl at the Karl Peterson Center locate at 107 S. Carbon Ave, in Price every 1st and 3rd Thursday at 7 p.m. For information call 637-0136 or 637-1382.

Foster Grandparents - Volunteers of America-Utah needs grandparents to join the Foster Grandparent Program team. Foster Grandparents receive a modest non-taxable stipend of about $200 per month. Individuals who are at least 60 years old; love children; have a limited income, and extra time to share may qualify. FGP volunteers serve 20 hours per week in local schools, and receive a daily meal, a yearly physical, accident and liability insurance while on duty, and transportation to and from the school. Fill your extra time with love and purpose! For more information call 613-0987 or call toll-free 1-800-201-5572.

Food Handler's Classes - There will be Food Handler's Classes taught in Price May 19 and June 23 at 9 a.m, 4 p.m., and 7 p.m. at Southeastern Utah District health Department. Classes will be taught in Castle Dale May 20 and June 17 at 4 p.m and 7 p.m. at the Health Department located at 25 W. Main St. The Classes will be two hours in length and the cost is $10.00 to take the test. For information, please call Dr. Claron D Bjork, at the Southeastern Utah District Health Department, 637-3671 in Price, or Terri at 381-2252 in Castle Dale.

Frontier Project - Local Family Support Group. R.O.A.R. will be meeting every third Thursday in Carbon County. Meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 10 North 200 East. Childcare will be provided and refreshments will be served. For more information call 637-1497. Everyone is invited to attend.

Rape crisis hotline - Rape or domestic violence victims in the Carbon-Emery County area may contact the local 24-hour crisis line toll-free at 1-866-894-8610.

Carbon County Animal Services - Residents are encouraged to bring recycled newspapers and aluminum to the office at 3360 S. 225 West, Price. Donations will be used for homeless pets.

Carbon County Food Bank - Hours are Tuesday through Thursday from noon to 4 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. For information on donating, volunteering or applying, contact the food bank at 637-9232.

Golden Rule Mission - Donate your garage/yard sale leftovers to the Golden Rule Mission in Helper. We will pick up, call 472-2631. Tax deductible.

Carbon County RSVP - RSVP partners senior individuals (55 & older) with organizations in need of their time, talent, and life experiences. If you are interested in volunteering, or are in need of volunteers, please call 637-9118.

Parenting for teens - The Family Support and Children's Justice Center in Price offers a free class dealing with the issues, problems and difficulties facing teen parents. Participants learn about available resources, assistance to return/remain in school, parenting/life skills, cooking and recreation opportunities. For information, contact Terry Willis at 637-0281.

CASA - Special advocates are trained volunteers appointed by judges to speak for children appearing in court. Volunteers are screened. For information, contact Kerrie at 435-381-5595 or 435-650-0654.

Carbon County Animal Shelter - AVID chip pet identification is available at the shelter. Hours are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Foster parents - The local DCFS office needs foster parents willing to work with teens and provide emergency shelter care. For information, contact Cindy Saccomanno at 636-0219.

JFK Display - The Helper City Library is honoring John Fitzgerald Kennedy with a special display during regular library hours.

Helper library - Hours are Monday through Wednesday from noon until 8 p.m.; Thursday from noon to 6 p.m.; Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., closed between 2:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and closed Friday and Sunday. For information, contact the library at 472-5601.

Kingsmen Drag Strip Association - Meeting every Thursday night, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Castleview Hospital, main entrance, first left for conference room. Sponsored by Castleview Hospital and GCR Tire. For more information contact Mike Fercik at 637-7503, Dean Bradley Jr. at 636-0530 or Jeremiah Avery at 637-3865.

Women's Bible Study Group - Interdenominational, interactive. Mondays 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the lower fellowship hall of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Cost is $11 for book (partial/full scholarship for those in need). Supplies needed: a bible (a concordance would be helpful). Contact Leslie Caza 637-1162 or slcaza@sisna.com.

Foster Care Foundation - Carbon-Emery residents interested in becoming foster parents may contact Greg Cowan at 636-0210.

Price Library - Hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m to 3:45 p.m.. Story hours are Wednesday, 5 p.m. and Thursday at 1 p.m. Barkin' Books presents Pet Pals on Tuesdays from 5 to 6 p.m. All children are welcome. For information, call the library at 636-3188. May 10-15 the library is having a Scholastic book sale, buy one get one free! This will be at the libary during regular hours. Sign your children up for the Summer reading program from May 10-21. The library will be closed from May 22-June 5 for inventory, with the annual book sale from May 24-June 4.

CEU Library -Hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m; Sunday 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Hours vary during breaks. For information, contact the library at 613-5209.

Family Support & Children's Justice Center - offers crisis care for families with children from infants to 11 years old. Crisis nursery is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Families may use the nursery for respite, family crisis, court, doctors appointments, medical emergencies, mental health appointments, escaping family violence, attending parenting classes/divorce classes and AA/Narcotic Anonymous meetings. Parenting classes are scheduled Thursday at 1:30 p.m. For information, call the center at 637-0281.

Events

St. Anthony Women's Communion Breakfast - Saturday, May 16, Helper Civic Auditorium following the 8 a.m. Mass. Guest speaker will be Holly Mullen, columnist for the Salt Lake Tribune. Prepared by the Knights of Columbus, cost is $5, call Mary Bonacci at 472-5977 for information.

Spring Retreat - at Homeplace located at 95 North Main in Orangeville, Utah. Theme: "Come Holy Spirit" . The retreat takes place on May 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and includes a pot luck luncheon. RSVP by May 15 to Nora, 637-3767 or Rexine, 637-6312.

Advisory Board Meetings - The Family Support and Children's Justice Center of Carbon County will be holding Advisory Board Meetings on the following dates during 2004. April 8, June 10, August 12, October 14, and December 9, 2004. All meetings are held at 8:00 a.m. at the Price CJC, 108 N. 300 E. in Price. For more information call 637-0281.

Mormon History Association Conference - will be presented on Saturday, May 19 to May 23 at the Provo Marriott Hotel. For registration information call the Association at 801-224-0241 or visit their website www.mhahome.org.

Helper Arts Festival - The Festival will be held August 20-22nd and is currently seeking 2 groups of volunteers. The first group will assist on various committees and help make our 10th anniversary our best Festival ever. Committed individuals will assist helping the current committee with a wide array of duties. To volunteer, contact Sherill Shaw at 637-2295 or 613-5208. The second group of volunteers will be performing on our Main Street Stage on Saturday, August 21st. Dance clubs, sports groups, acoustical musicians, etc., are all invited to 'strut their stuff' during the Festival. Contact Neil Breinholt at 637-8060 for application or information.

Helper Arts Festival, Youth Art Show - Open to young artists grades K-12. Artwork will be judged, ribbons awarded and prizes given for specific categories. Deadline for submissions is May 14. Support the Castle Country art community by your participation. Call 472-6697 for information and applications.

Veterans

VFW - Post hours are Monday - Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Meetings are the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. Games are on Sunday at 1 p.m. For information, contact Ginny Boren at 637-7424.

Marine Corps League - meets the second Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at China City. For membership information, contact David Brewer at 472-8757.

Price American Legion Post #3 - meets the first and third Thursday of each month at the post home - 27 N. 100 W.

Helper American Legion Auxiliary - meets the fourth Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. For information, contact Pat Scherschel at 472-8203.

VFW Field Service Officer Visit - On May 13 a Field Service Officer from the VFW Department Service Office in Salt Lake CIty will be visiting Price to assist you in understanding and applying for rightful VA benefits, preparing and documenting application for compensation, pension, hospitalization and other benefits. This is a free service and veterans need not be members of the Veterans fo Foreign Wars of the United States to qualify for assistance. The officer will be working out of the Price Workforce Services Center from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Please bring the following documents so that we may better serve you: DD form 214, marriage/divorce papers, birth/adoption/death certificates, children's social security numbers.

Clubnotes

Adult bicycling club - Residents older than 50 years of age interested in joining the club may contact Richard Morley at 637-8363.

Old Time Fiddlers - Free acoustic jam sessions the first Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. at the Price senior citizens center.

Castle Valley Quilt Guild - Meeting on May 20, 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Front conference room at Senior Citizen Cetner in Price; Mystery Quilt Class by Della Armstrong. More information contact Leslie at 637-6857.

American Legion Auxiliary Meeting - Third Tuesday of the month. For info call Veloy Wilder 637-0290, Ruth Rich 637-3608, Luci Cook 613-0927.

Bowling league scores - League secretaries should report high scores weekly to Rose Fossat. For information, contact Fossat at 637-1488.

Castle Country King Crawlers - 4x4 club meets every 2nd Wednesday at 7:00 pm in Washington Park.

Castle Country Fiber Guild - meets the first the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. For information contact Michelle Goldsmith at 650-3290.

Central Utah Stock Car Racing Association - meets the second Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m., at Helper Civic Auditorium. For information, contact Reed Phillips at 613-8288.

League of Utah Writers - Price chapter meets the third Thursday of the month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For information, call Margaret Christensen at 637-0772.

Masonic Lodges - Regular activities include Carbon Lodge 16, F&AM, first Mondays, 7:30 p.m.; Joppa Lodge 26, F&AM, first Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.; Eastern Star, Naomi Chapter 13, first Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.; Job's Daughters, Bethel 3, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7 p.m.; and York Rite (chapter, council, commandary alternating), first Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. Utah Eastern Shrine Club. Contact Norman Smith for information.

Castle Valley Archaeology Society - meets the third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. in the CEU museum classroom. For information, contact Bob or Margene Hackney at 637-0482.

Utah Friends of Paleontology - Castle Valley chapter meets the second Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m., in the CEU museum classroom. For information, contact the museum at 613-5060.

Carbon County Historical Society - meets the last Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center. For information, call Kathy Hamaker at 637-5456.

Carbon County Triad - meets the first Wednesday of the month at 2 p.m. at Price senior center. Members focus on law enforcement and aging programs to assist the elderly.

Newborns in Need- Residents are encouraged to donate baby items for needy infants in Carbon County. For information on volunteering or donating items, contact Teresa Kilcrease at 637-5324.

MOPS - The mothers of preschoolers group meets the second and fourth Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at Price Chapel. Adult crafts, child care and children's program included. For information, call Tami Campbell at 637-7542.

Castle Country OHV - Meetings are the third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at the fairgrounds building. For information, contact Leslie Tolley at 637-6130 or visit the group's website at www.ccohva.org.

BACA - The group meets the third Sunday of the month at noon at Kraync Motor in Price.

Price Ladies of Elks -The group meets the first Wednesday of the month. For information, contact Susan Etzel at 637-5772.

Support groups

Multiple sclerosis support group - meets the first Tuesday of the month, 7:30 p.m., in the conference room at the health district in Price. For information, contact Danny or Tami Velasquez at 637-0712.

Gastric bypass support group - meets the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at Castleview. For information, call Wilma Howa at 472-5048

Domestic violence support groups - are scheduled weekly. For information, call the 24-hour crisis line at 637-6589.

Single mothers support group - meets Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Price Community Center. Child care available upon request. No fees required.

Social Club for People Interested in Recovery - 11 W. Main, Room 202, Price. (435) 637-7629.

AA - Sunday through Saturday (open) - noon, Nooner.

Wednesday & Saturday (open) - 8:00 p.m., Coal Sober.

Monday & Tuesday (closed) - 5:00 p.m., Women's Step Sister's Meeting

NA -

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Sunday (open) - 8:00 p.m.

Friday (closed) - 7:00 p.m., Working Your Steps Meeting

Saturday (open) - 6:30 p.m., Book Study Meeting

Sunday (open) - 10:00 a.m., Spiritual Meeting

These meetings are held at the Price Alano Club.

Price Naranon - The group meets Monday at 8 p.m. at the Price Alano Club.

Area Recovery Meetings - Al-Anon - Wednesday & Saturday, 8:00 p.m., 100 E. 100 N., Rm. 220, Price.

AA Meeting (open) - Monday, 8:00 p.m., Four Corners Mental Health.

AA Meeting (open) - Thursday, 8:00 p.m., Huntington Senior Center, 176 W. 100 N, (use back door entrance), Huntington, Utah.

AA Meeting (open) - Tuesday & Friday, 8:00 p.m., East Carbon City Hall, 105 W. Geneva Road (use back door entrance), East Carbon.

NA Meeting (open) - Wednesday, 7:00 p.m., 121 Berkeley, East Carbon.

AA Meeting (closed) - Tuesday & Friday, 6:30 p.m., Helper Mission.

AA Meeting (closed) - Sunday, 6:30 p.m., Helper Mission.

Note: Closed meetings: Alcoholics or Addicts Only! Open meetings: Anyone interested in recovery.

Women's cancer support group - meets the third Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at Castleview's classroom For information, contact Sherry King at 637-4800, extension 3510.

Bringing Hope Foundation - Single mothers meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Price Community Center. No fees required. Participants must enroll by contacting the foundation at 637-5542.



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