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School Begins - for all Carbon County schools on August 25. August 25 & 26 are ½ days only. No lunch will be served those days.

Carbon County RSVP - Responding to Community Needs Through Volunteer Service. Volunteers are the heart of our organization and our community. Come join a group of like-minded individuals who volunteer their time toward making a meaningful contribution in Carbon County. Local organizations will value your time, talent, and consideration. Please do not hesitate to call if you think you would like to lend a helping hand, or if you yourself are in need of volunteers. Contact Rebecca or Shannon at 637-9118; in East Carbon Tressa at 888-2223. Email us at rsvp@carbon.ut.us.

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.

Food Handlers 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 Sept. 28 at 9:00 a.m., 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at Southeastern Utah District Health Department, 28 South 100 East. Classes will be taught in Castle Dale on Sept. 29 at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. The 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.

Habitat for Humanity - is alive, well and building! To help on a workday, for an application, for information call Katherine at 650-0074 and leave a message, or call Sylvia at 687-9184. Volunteers and board members needed from both Carbon and Emery. Always collecting aluminum cans, call Sylvia for pick-up or drop off to Dave at Price Salvage, 510 East 1250 South in Price, 637-8609. Donations for the fully wheelchair accessible house in progress can be sent to HFH of Castle Country, PO Box 724, Price, Utah 84501. Building Homes, Building Lives!

Volunteers of America - Do you love children? Are you at least 60 years of age? Do you live on a limited income? Could you use an extra $200 or more a month? For more information call 613-0987 or 1-800-201-5572.

Items Needed - Family Support and Children's Justice Center is in continuous need of the following items: canned goods, noodles, top ramen, tuna fish, soups, toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, paper plates, plastic cups, dish soap, diapers, wipes. New and used clothing is always accepted (new underwear only please). No donation too big or too small, we accept them all. Please remember that when you donate items to the center are going right back to the community. We serve children and Carbon and Emery counties. There is no charge to families for items or the service we provide. We operate on grants and private donations. We need people in the community to help us help the children. If you have any questions call 637-0281.

Applications for Sprinkler Irrigation Accepted - The USDA/NRCS is accepting applications for any agricultural land owner interested in sprinkler irrigation. This is an incentive based program to aid in the control of salinity in the river. To make application or for questions related to the program contact NRCS at 540 W. Price River Drive, Price for Carbon County or 1120 N. Des-Bee-Dove Road, Castle Dale for Emery County.

Women Health Clinics - held twice a month in Price at the Southeastern Utah District Health Department for women 40-64. This program provides free or low cost breast exam and pap smear. Women may qualify for a free mammogram. Call the Health Dept. at 637-3671 for an appointment.

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.

Cancer Screening - Southeastern Utah District Health Department in Price offers Women Health Clinics twice a month for women 40-64. This program provides free or low cost breast exam and pap smear. Women may qualify for a free mammogram. Call the health department at 637-3671 for an appointment.

Spring Glen Park - If you would like to hold your event or activity at the Spring Glen Park please call Jack Allred at 472-5002 for scheduling.

Heber Valley Railroad - Various events run throughout the year. For more information visit www.hebervalleyrr.org or call 435-654-5601.

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.

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. Dedicated Hunter hours can be performed or purchased through us. For information call Debbie Pappas at 637-7055 or Debbie Sartori at 637-1372.

Carbon County Humane Society - seeks building for their once a month clinic. The Spay and Neuter clinic has been helping animals and their guardians for over 10 years. If you or someone you know has a vacant building that would benefit our cause please call 637-2908. Thank you for your support.

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.

Alzheimer's - Memory Loss - 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! Call 637-8545.

Volunteers Needed - Rocky Mountain Hospice - Faith in Action is looking for trusting, compassionate people to provide respite time for families of terminally ill patients. Training will be provided by Rocky Mountain. For more information about our volunteer program or to volunteer please call Rocky Mountain Hospice at 637-8070.

Doghouses Needed - The Humane Society finally has members to collect these donated doghouses. Also, if you are interested in becoming a Fundraising Volunteer for the Humane Society please call Brenda at 637-2208 or Martha at 637-4496. We welcome your ideas.

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.

Castleview Hospital Auxiliary - "Pink Ladies" are accepting applications for volunteers. Contact Sherline Riche at 472-5278 or Norma Baker at 637-0292.

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

Humane Society - Looking for interested people to be on board. Please call for details, Nancy Boyle 637-3320, Brenda Pappas 637-2208, or Martha Bocook 637-4996.

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.

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 637-9206 for more information. Volunteers are also needed, call 820-0290 for information on volunteering.

CEU Library - Summer hours are Monday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For information or questions, contact the library at 613-5209.

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.

Golden Rule Mission - Donate your garage/yard sale leftovers to the Golden Rule Mission in Helper. Tax deductible.

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 Shelley Wright 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- Wednesday from noon to 8:00 p.m., Thursday from noon to 6:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Closed daily from 2:30 until 3:00 p.m. Closed Saturday and Sunday, and holidays. For information, contact the library at 472-5601. Story hour every Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. for children ages 2-10 with a surprise theme and storyteller every week.

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 slcaza@sisna.com.

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

Price Library - Summer hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Closed Saturday, 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. Come in and see "The Rock" our Emperor Scorpion.

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.

Christ Centered 12 Step Meetings - Overcoming addiction through Christ. Approved to sign AA/NA cards. Thursdays 12 noon. 550 East 100 South, Price. Pastor Jim Wright, home 637-3937, church 637-0141 or Chad Keele, home 472-3702.

Events

2nd Annual 911 Poker Run - September 10, registration at 10:00 a.m., flag ceremony at 11:30 a.m., Poker Run begins at noon. Registration is $40 and includes a t-shirt, dinner and dance as well as a chance to win the grand prize. All proceeds will be donated to Carbon and Emery Counties disabled veterans. For more information call Sam 637-6172, Kent 801-368-3874, Judd 801-368-3875, or Glen 650-4118.

Habitat for Humanity - offers a day of hammering and helping on August 27, starting at 9 a.m. Bring your gloves and hammer (a jacket or sunscreen) to 690 Orange Court (at 320 W) Valley View Subdivision west of Emery High in Castle Dale. Individual volunteers or groups (16 years and up with supervisor) needed to build and lift walls into place. For more info call Katherine at 650-0074 or Sylvia at 687-9184. Let's get Rebecca's house up this year! Send donations to HFH of Castle Country, PO Box 724, Price, UT 84501. Your donation, large or small, will help!

Fall Photo Shoot - September 23 & 24. Classroom Friday evening, photography on the Byway Saturday. For information contact Jana Abrams at the Castle Country Travel Region office 637-3009.

Reunions

2nd Annual Carbon/Emery County Reunion - "Dedicated to a Higher Purpose" is the theme of the 2nd Annual Carbon/Emery County Reunion scheduled in Salt Lake City at Fairmont Park (Sugarhouse area) on Labor Day, Sept. 5 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Last year over 20 towns from the two counties were represented. We will be collecting donations for a historical musuem in Price which we hope to create to highlight the many peoples and events which created one of the richest heritages in the state. This is a "bring your own picnic" affair, but there are also many restaurants in the area as an alternative. For those who love to swim there is a large indoor pool at the park.

Veterans

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.

DAV Meeting - The next Disabled American Veterans Carbon Chapter 16, meeting will be held Sept 10 at 3pm. We will be at the Price Senior Citizens Center. There will be a potluck dinner. There will also be an election for new officers.

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 1 p.m. to 10 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 VFW Post 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 Steve Wilkinson (LVER) at 636-2348.

VFW Field Service Officer Visit - On Sept. 1 and Sept. 15 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. on both days. 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.

American Legion Service Officer Visit - On Sept. 29, a Service Officer from the American Legion 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. on both days. 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.

Club Notes

Nine Mile Canyon Settlers Association - Organized to gather histories and record stories of those who will share their Nine Mile experiences. We invited posterity of early settlers, folklore, or visitor experiences to share with us. We do a quarterly newsletter. Please call 801-775-9317, or write NMCSA, c/o Alene Dalton, 24 Aulane Drive, Clearfield, Utah 84015, or email nenedalton@yahoo.com .

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

F.U.T.U.R.E.S. - Support group for Families by Families, a Carbon County NAMI affiliate. Developed for families who have children with challenges, we meet the first and third Wednesday of each month. The first Wednesday is designated as a Care Giver Support night. The third Wednesday is Familiy Activity night, made complete with fun for everyone. For complete information call Amy 637-4927 or Letisia 472-3655.

Scooter & Wheelchair Users ADA Support Group - Meets the second Tuesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. in the Housing Authority, 251 South 1600 East, Price. For more information call 637-4950 or 637-7628.

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.

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

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

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

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

Weight Loss Surgery Support, Education, Motivation - For meeting information please contact, Irene Fossat 637-5344 or Tammy Bartz 801-327-6500.

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

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

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

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday - 6:00 p.m., at the Helper Mission.

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.

Tuesday & Thursday - 6:00 p.m., at the Helper Mission.

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 p.m., Four Corners Mental Health.

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

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

NA Meeting (open) - Sundays, 4 p.m., at Whitmore Square Apartment Community Center.

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

AA Meeting (closed) - Sunday, 6 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.

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

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.

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