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Garage Sale Donations Needed - St. Anthony's Catholic Church Youth Group is looking for donations for a garage sale. Please call 472-3828 for more information.

Sunnyside Reunion - will be held on Saturday, August 7 at 11:00 a.m. at the Sunnyside Park. Lunch at noon. Bring your own dishes and a pot luck - meat trays, pop and coffee will be furnished. Aslo bring your pictures and your memories. Hope to see you there!

Militant Labor Forum - "The Sunnyside War - Coal Miners Struggles Yesterday and Today" will be the topic of the Militant Labor Forum on Friday, July 30 at 7:30 p.m. Featured speaker will be Fred Civish. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Dinner and program will be held at the Militant Labor Forum Hall, 11 West Main, Room 103. For more information call 613-1091.

Vacation Bible School - August 2-4 from 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. for ages 4-12 at New Life Ministries. For information call Tammy Jensen at 472-8344.

ATV Designated Maps - are now available from Helper Police Department. Maps can be picked up at 97 South Main, Helper. Pick up between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Entertainers Wanted - The Helper Arts Festival is looking for local entertainers to perform on the Main Street Stage on Saturday, August 21. If you or someone you know sings, dances, plays an instrument, performs magic tricks, does stand-up comedy, or anything else that others would find entertaining, please contact Neil Breinholt at 637-8060 or Sherrie Vlamakis at 472-3736.

Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) Education Certificate Classes - Utah State Parks and Recreation will offer the classes aimed at youth ages 8 to 16 who operate ATV's and motorbikes. Class certification makes the child legal to drive on public lands, trails and roads. Classes are being offered at Carbon County Fairgrounds August 16th. Please call 1-800-OHV-RIDE to sign your child up.

Food Handler's Classes - for all persons working in restaurants, bars, nursing homes, school cafeterias, convenience stores or grocery deli's. Classes will be taught in Price on August 19 at 9 a.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Southeastern Utah District Health Department, 28 South 100 East. Classes will be taught in Castle Dale on August 12 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Health Department located at 25 West Main Street. Classes are two hours in length and the cost is $10.00 to take the test. For more 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.

Utah Slovenian Day Picnic - The centennial celebration will be held on Sunday, August 8 at the Price City Park shelter. Everyone is invited from noon to 5:00 p.m. For further information please call Lorraine Babcock, 472-5604.

Block C on Wood Hill - The Carbon Class of 1954 is planning it's 50th Class Reunion on August 21. Is there anyone out there who has the pride and equipment to paint the Block "C" or "Cs" on Wood Hill? Mayor Joe Piccolo has said the City will pay for the paint, but does not have the needed equipment to accomplish the task. It would, certainly, improve the looks of Wood Hill and would mean a lot to many people, local residents and out of town visitors, let alone reflect the pride we have in our community. If you can help please call Alice Beacco, 637-0436.

Worship in the Canyon - Desert Edge Christian Chapel will be holding their annual "Worship in the Canyon" service on Sunday August 1st at 11:00 in Huntington Canyon - Little Bear Campground - Everyone Welcome - Potluck to follow the service.

2004 We the People Bookshelf - National Endowment for the Humanities has selected Helper City Library to receive the 2004 "We the People Bookshelf" consisting of 15 books. These classic books, all of which reflect the theme of "Courage", will engage young readers as well as their parents and teachers. The library staff encourages children of all ages to visit the library and read these wonderful classics.

Volunteers Wanted - The Helper Arts Festival is looking for volunteers to join in the fun of the festival. Volunteers of all ages are needed in many areas; the Children's Art Yard, Chalk Walk, Information Booth, Beer Garden and Booth Sitting for the artists, just to name a few. Contact Pam Juliano at United Way for more information 637-8911.

Plein Air Competition - Artists! Join artists from across the country in the 4th annual Plein Air Competition held in conjunction with the Helper Arts Festival. Competition dates are August 19-20, with prizes awarded on the 22nd. Reserve your spot now by contacting Kathleen Royster at 650-4318 or email at . Entry fee is $25; plus your own painting supports. This year's judge is noted Colorado artist Daniel Sprick. Substantial prizes awarded. See our website at

Writers Competition - Writers of short stories and poetry, plan now to join in the 1st annual Literary Fest competition, held in conjunction with the Helper Arts Festival. Competition dates are August 19-20, with prizes awarded on the 22nd. August 21 will be a day celebrating the written word, with Salt Lake Tribune columnist Robert Kirby starting us off and the top 5 entrants reading their work in the historic Rio Theater. Entry fee is $15. Contact Rick Shaw at 636-5343 or email at for more information.

Educational Opportunity Center - CEU has a new Educational Opportunity Center serving Carbon and Emery Counties. The program is designed to assist adults who would like to start into a college of their choice as well as assist students with a variety of services including financial aid application, college course selection and completing their GED if needed. The service is free and targets low income and first generation students. If you would like to start college in the fall, now is the time to get started. The Education Opportunity Center is located in the College Center Room 213. Feel free to walk in without an appointment or call Shawnee at 613-5243.

Helper City Community Development Committee - All interested parties are invited to attend the Community Development Committee Meeting of Helper City every Wednesday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the meeting room at the Helper Civic Auditorium or in the Library in the Auditorium. This committee has been formed by Volunteers to acquire a new Helper City Community Pool.

Free Legal Clinic - In cooperation with the Seventh District Court, Utah Legal Services is holding a Free Legal Clinic on the fourth Monday of each month at the Seventh District Courthouse located at 149 East 100 South in Price. The clinic is from 11 am until 2 pm and service is provided on a "first come, first serve" basis. Clinic attendees may call (435) 636-3400 before attending to check for any scheduling changes.

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.

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: 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Helper Library - Summer hours are Monday through Wednesday from noon until 8 p.m.; Thursday from noon to 6 p.m.; Friday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Closed Saturday and Sunday. Story hour on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. For information, contact the library at 472-5601.

Books for Shut-ins - As a service to our community, the Helper Library is happy to deliver books to shut-ins. To take advantage of this service, call the library at 472-5601.

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

Price Library - Summer hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.; Close Saturday, Sunday and Holidays. Murphy's Dilema: come in and read one on one with a PAWS dog. You must be 6-12 years old and be registered ahead of time.

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.


King Crawlers 4x4 Challenge will be held Saturday, August 14 at 10:00 a.m. south of the motocross track. Advance tickets are $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for 6-12 years olds. At the gate the charge will be $9.00 for adults and $6.00 for 6-12 years olds.

The Challenge is designed to test 4x4's in as many off road venues as we can. For this our first year there will be three classes of 4x4's battling it out over our mountain of rocks, the bottomless mud bog and the tug of war.

Our goal is to give the spectators a great show and the competitors a place to show off and test the skills of there 4x4's. So if you like what deep mud, big rocks, lots of horse power, and a 4x4 can do come compete or watch the show.

For more information please call Scott Edwards @ 435-613-0204.

Carbon County Fair Rodeo - The Rodeo will be held August 13-14 at 7:30 p.m. in conjunction with the County Fair. Jr. Barrels will begin at 6:30 p.m. each night for youth wanting to compete. Registration will begin at 6:00. A fee of $5 will be charged per participate with all the monies going into the pot for top placings. Jr. bull riding will be an added attraction to the rodeo for more information and entry contact Kyle at 637-2215 before August 6. No late entries will be accepted. Cost for the rodeo is $5.00 adults, $3.00 for Senior Citizens and 7-12 years olds and 6 and under is free. All rodeo contestants must call Georgia , 435-336-2563 for your entry on Monday, August 9 between 4:00-8:00 p.m. Call back are Tuesday, August 10 between 4:00-8:00 p.m. at 435-336-2563. Entry fees are $40 per event and must be paid in cash.

Stella d'America Annual Summer Picnic - Helper's Italian American Lodge have scheduled their annual summer picnic for Sunday, August 1 at 2:00 p.m. at the Riverside Pavilion in Helper. The Pavilion is located behind Wells Fargo Bank.

Miniature Horse Show - August 7 & 8 at Carbon County Fairgrounds. Come watch these little horses compete in halter and performance classes. Open to AMHA registered horses 34" and under. Contact Linda May at 637-5685.

Culture Connection Summer Season - July 29th: International Days Opening Ceremonies at 7:30 p.m. at Price Peace Gardens at 7:00 p.m. No charge. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. In case of inclement weather, events will take place in the Price Civic Auditorium.

San Rafael Rodeo - Scott Cameron, rodeo clown and bullfighter will be appearing at the San Rafael Rodeo along with his horse, Saturday Nite Racket. The rodeo takes place on July 29, 30 and 31.

Price City International Days 2004 - Thursday, July 29 through Saturday, July 31, 2004 at Pioneer and Washington Parks in Price. This year's theme is "Words Bring Cultures Together." Carbon High School's National Honor Society has spent part of their summer planning and preparing a float to honor famous authors from Carbon and Emery counties. Come out with the whole family and enjoy a day of reading, fun and friendship. Many events scheduled, contact Price City for more details 637-6929. Vendors call Ann at 637-2788.

Spring Canyon Days - August 14, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Helper Park. Everyone that lived in the mining camps are invited to bring a pot luck for lunch. Meat and rolls will be furnished. Bring your chairs and enjoy visiting and music with old friends. If you have something you would like to donate for the raffle drawing or any questions call Robert or Darlene Olson at 472-3436.

Swimming Alumni - Any past swimmers from the Price Blue Whales, Castle Valley Barracudas, or Carbon High Swimming or any other sport who would like to be involved in a banquet this fall honoring Stewart Foster, please contact Phyllis Oliveto Cox or Price City's Desert Wave Pool, 637-SWIM (7946) and leave your name to be added to a mailing list for further information.

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. August 12, October 14, and December 9. 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.


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 6:00 p.m. For information, contact Pat Scherschel at 472-8203.

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.

VFW Field Service Officer Visit - On August 12 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 of 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.


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

Price Ladies of Elks - have recessed for the summer. Meetings will resume Sept. 1. New members welcome. For further information call Club President Becky Kloepfer at 472-0332.

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

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 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 Big Moe's Eatery & Bakery at 61 S. 700 E., Price. For information, contact Reed Phillips at 613-8288.

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

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 1:30 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 6:00 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

Support groups

CASA Volunteers needed in Carbon - Court Appointed Special Advocates are needed to work with abused and neglected children who are involved in the juvenile court system at no fault of their own. Must be over the age of 21. Contact the CASA program at (435) 650-0654.

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.

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