Castle Valley FYI
Children Helping Children - A fundraising effort spearheaded by the Mont Harmon Junior High Honor society, and joined by Castle Valley Center, East Carbon High School, Helper Junior High, the Light House, and Peterson Elementary, is selling paper hearts between now and Valentines Day. The hearts will be displayed on the windows of the school and the money raised, which will be matched by some local merchants, will go to South Asia orphans of the Tsunami. Donation checks may be sent to any one of the schools listed, one heart for each dollar sent will be hung up at the school in the name of the donor. Red hearts = $1 donation, purple hearts = $25 donation. A program held on February 14 at Mont Harmon Junior High will culminate the fundraiser as all monies donated will be collected together at that time. Those chairing the event hope to raise $155,000 for the relief efforts.
Seminar Fee Assistance - Utah State funding may be available to assist with the Dian Thomas "Free Publicity" seminar. Businesses that qualify (most do), will receive up to 70% assistance with the seminar fee for their full-time employees attending. Instead of sending one person, plan to send two or more to this valuable training and keep the cost down thru the Custom Fit Training Program. To take advantage of the state funding you must be pre-qualified. For more information and to pre-qualify, call Martell Dansie, custom Fit Training Representative at 435-613-1438 x422 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Genealogy & Family Heritage Jamboree - February 11 & 12 at the Dixie Conference Center, St. George. Two days include many displays, entertainment, conferences, vendors and exhibitors, latest genealogy products and technology, free drawings and prizes, and more. Low admission price. Visit www.cgslink.com.
Tsunami Victim Relief - CEU SUN Center and United Way of Southeastern Utah are teaming up for Tsunami victim relief efforts by hosting a Community Care event on Tuesday, February 8 at CEU in the BDAC located at 451 North 300 East in Price, 100% of the funds raised that night will benefit relief efforts and purchase school supplies for Tsunami victims most in need. An open house highlighting the efforts of local schools and groups will be held from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., followed at 7:00 p.m. by a musical program presented by local school children. For information on volunteer support call CEU SUN Center Director Kathy Murray at 613-5284. For more information on this event call Pam Juliano at 637-8911.
Forest Taxation and Estate Planning Conference - Get the basics of estate planning, finance management, and tax issues associated with owning forest land. The conference will take place at the Provo Marriot on January 26 & 27 and will conclude early Thursday afternoon. Speakers are USDA Forest Service specialists. Publications, lunch, and snacks will be included with the registration. For more information or to register contact Darren McAvoy at 435-797-0560.
AARP Driver Safety Classe - Class will be held on February 3 & 4 at the Carbon County Senior Center, 30 East 200 South, Price. The eight hour course will be taught from 1:30-5:30 each day. Defensive driving techniques, how to adjust your driving to age related changes in vision, hearing, and reaction time, and much more will be taught. Most insurance companies will givr a rate discount to those 55 and older who take this class. No test is given. There is a minimal fee for the course. To pre-register, call Tammy at 637-5080 or Carole at 435-381-5023.
Name the Park Contest - Price City is requesting all area residents and businesses help name the park that is being developed in and around the storm water detention basin located at approximately 300 East 1200 North. The park will consist of a walking and bicycle trail, picnic tables, benches and bike racks. Submissions for the park naming contest must be received in the office of Price City Community Director Nick Tatton prior to February 1, 2005. The city council will be asked to formally approve the selected name during a regular meeting to be held on February 9, 2005. Each respondent to this request for a park name should submit a 1 page letter indicating a name for park, a short reason for the name and their name and contact information. The person or business that submits the 'winning' name will receive several prizes. Contest submissions should be sent to Nick Tatton, Community Director, PO Box 893, Price, Utah 84501.
Utah Youth Village - Carbon and Emery residents interested in becoming proctor parents may contact Lisa Peirce at 1-888-226-6557.
Second Chance Wildlife Rehabilitation - a non-profit group that helps injured and orphaned wildlife. Help is needed year-round for various projects. Cash donations are always needed and greatly appreciated. For information call Debbie Pappas at 637-7055 or Debbie Sartori at 637-1372.
Workout For Your Health - Carbon Rec offers low impact aerobic, weight and many other fitness techniques classes from Monday through Thursday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. $2.00 per class or passes available. Sandy Winn teaches Monday and Wednesday, Diane Truscott Tuesday and Thursday at Castle Heights Elementary.
Volunteers Needed - ProCare (After School Program) is seeking volunteers to help out with daily activities and also substitute for regular VISTA workers when necessary. High school students and all adults welcome. Those over 18 must pass background check prior to working with ProCare. For more information or to sign up as a volunteer please call Aaron Greenwood - 613-1064 or leave message. Training will be provided. Must love elementary aged children.
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 15 hours per week in local schools, receive a daily meal, a yearly physical, accident and liability insurance while on duty, and mileage reimbursement to and from the school. Fill your extra time with love and purpose! For more information call 613-0987 or toll-free 1-800-201-5572.
Castleview Hospital Auxiliary - "Pink Ladies" are accepting applications for volunteers. Contact Sherline Riche at 472-5278 or Norma Baker at 637-0292.
HIV Education - The American Red Cross, Greater Salt Lake Area Chapter has a certified HIV education outreach worker for the Price community. For more info or if your group, business or school would like free education seminars, please email: email@example.com.
C.A.R.E. Program - The Price area has been developing a C.A.R.E. Program with the Alzheimer's Association. The program needs caregivers who could use a break from the constant chores of taking care of a family member with memory loss. The program also needs volunteers to help provide companion services while the caregiver gets a much needed break for 1-3 hours. Volunteers will be reimbursed for mileage. The C.A.R.E. program for the Alzheimer's Association of Utah is in the Price R.S.V.P. office which is located in the Carbon County Senior Citizens building, 30 East 200 South in Price. Please contact us, we need your help! Call 637-8545.
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.
USDA Salinity Program - The Environmental Quality Incentives Program and Salinity Parallel Program and voluntary conservation programs administered by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. The program supports production agriculture and environmental quality as compatible goals. Applications for the program in Carbon and Emery counties are accepted on a continuous basis at the NRCS office in Castle Dale and Price. EQIP and Salinity Parallel are competitive programs. Applicants are evaluated on a combination of conservation practices. The offers should address local resource priorities and the use of cost effective conservation practices. The offers with the highest ranking scored are selected for funding. All completed offers recieved by NRCS by the close of business January 31, 2005 will be ranked for funding for the 2005 program allocation. Offers recieved after that date will remain on file for evaluation during the next funding period with will likely be in 2006. For program information contact the NRCS offices in Castle Dale at 381-5554 or Price 637-0041.
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.
Doghouses Needed - The Humane Society is in need of donated doghouses. Call 637-2208 or 650-0216.
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 637-5060 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 - A local Family Support Group, Frontier Family F.U.T.U.R.E.S. meets every third Thursday in Carbon County. This is an organized parent education and support group. Anyone interested is invited to participate. Meetings begin at 7:00 at the Castle Valley Center, 755 North Cedar Hills Dr. in Price. Childcare and refreshments are available. The Frontier Project is also recruiting respite providers and mentors for youth and families. Do you have an hour a week to give to a child? For further information please contact Sylvia at 637-1497.
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.
Utah Family Center Lending Library - to help parents including topics such as infant through adult literacy, discipline, children & teens mental health, bullying and much more. Parenting classes available. 685 East 200 South in Price. Call 637-92-6 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.
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 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 - Fall and winter hours are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from noon to 8:00 p.m., Thursday from noon to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Closed daily from 2:30 until 3:00 p.m. Closed Friday and Sunday. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Price Library - Winter hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.; Saturday 11:00 a.m to 3:45 p.m. Closed Sunday and Holidays. Story hours at the Library: Tuesday 5:00 p.m. (Barkin' Books), Wednesday 5:00 p.m., Thursday 1:00 p.m. Teen Mic Night is January 20 at 6:30 p.m.
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.
Membership Dinner - Castle Country OHV Association is holding their annual membership dinner on January 22 at 6:00 p.m. at the Carbon County Fairgrounds building. Membership for one year is $25 per family. Bring a pot luck dish to share. Come and enjoy the fun and prizes. For more information call Leslie Tolley at 637-6130.
Militant Labor Forum - Panel discussion on abortion rights commenorating the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade. Friday, January 21 at 7:30 p.m. Militant Labor Forum Hall, 11 West Main St., #103, Price. For more information call 613-1091.
Culture Connection Winter Season - January 20: Frankie & Olie (formerly the Argons); February 10: Nine Mile Players; February 17: Easter Utah Wind Symphony and Carbon High Band "Two For One", Geary Theatre at 7:30 p.m.; March 10-12: CVCT's "A-My Name Is Alice"; March 17-19: CVCT's "A-My Name Is Alice" at Rio Theatre in Helper, 7:30 p.m.; April 7: Out the Back Door (Hoffman, Schmidt and Lasslo); April 21: Eastern Utah Wind Symphony "Swing Into Spring"; May 5: Carbon School District Theatre Showcase; May 19: Billie Brown Recital. All events held at Price Civic Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
Springfest/Bridal Fair - Plan your wedding, prom or other springtime events and contribute to a good cause. The Fair will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on January 21, and from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on January 22 in the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center on the CEU campus. All proceeds from the booth rentals and public admission fees will benefit the CEU Cosmetology Department Scholarship Fund. Admission to the show is $4.00 for adults, $2.00 with student ID, children free and includes entrance to drawings for door prizes donated by participating businesses. For additional information, please contact the Cosmetology Department at CEU.
Pancake Dinner - Boy Scouts of America Troop 282 is holding a Pancake Dinner on January 22 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 2nd East and Main Street in Price. Pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage and a drink will be served. Donation is $2.50 per person and $10.00 per family. Troop 282 is sponsored by the Notre Dame Knights of Columbus and United Methodist Church.
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.
American Legion Auxiliary Meeting - Third Tuesday of the month. For info call Veloy Wilder 637-0290, Ruth Rich 637-3608, Lucie Cook 613-0927.
Local Veterans Employment Representative - is available Monday through Friday at Department of Workforce Services, 475 West Price River Drive, for questions about VA benefits, assistance with VA applications, employment assistance and other veterans issues. If you have questions about your benefits or eligibility for benefits, contact Sylvia Vigil (LVER) at 636-2354 or Steven Wilkinson at 636-2345.
Price Ladies of Elks - meet on the first Wednesday in September through May. New members are welcome to join. For further information call Club President Becky Kloepfer at 472-0332.
Castle Country Quilters - Come enjoy an afternoon of quilting. Meets on the third Thursday of the month at 1:30 p.m. at the Price Senior Citizens Center. For more information call Leslie Hannay at 637-6857.
Old Time Fiddlers - Free acoustic jam sessions the first Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. at the CEU Music building, corner of 3rd East and 4th North.
Kingsmen Drag Strip Association- have regrouped by construction a business plan for securing federal grants or finding a private entity to build the NHRA drag strip on West Four Mile Hill. Meetings are held every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in Carbon County Commissioners Chambers. Contact Mike Fercik 650-0019, Brian Jensen 613-6015, or Jeremiah Avery 637-3865. The public is welcome to attend these meetings.
Bowling league scores - League secretaries should report high scores weekly to Rose Fossat. For information, contact Fossat at 637-1488.
BACA - Bikers Against Child Abuse meets at 6:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month at the Kraync Motor Company located at 98 South 300 East in Price.
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 www.ccohva.org.
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.
Grief Support Group - for parents who've lost a child. Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in the classroom at Castleview Hospital, 300 North Hospital Dr. For more information contact 637-4800, Ext. #4018 or 820-0287.
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.
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
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.
Caregivers support group - meets the last Wednesday of the month at 3:30 p.m. at 10 South Fairgrounds Road. For information, contact Lisa Perla at 637-4950.