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Toy Drive - Trails End Realty is asking for each child to donate a toy, new or slightly used, by September 19. Donations can be taken to your local schools or delivered to Trails End Realty at 38 East 100 North in Price or call 637-1884 to have toys picked up. These toys will be distributed by the United Way to the children displaced by Hurricane Katrina. This act of kindness will not only give a child something of their own, it will make our children feel good about helping out.

Public Forum - Every vote counts. Be an informed voter, join the East Carbon candidates for a public forum on September 15 at 6:30 p.m. at Petersen Elementary. The goal of the East Carbon Candidate Forum is to give the citizens of East Carbon an opportunity to sharpen their views, in a focused forum, of those candidates running for Mayor and City Council.

Construction Supervisors Needed - Habitat for Humanity of Castle Country has an urgent need for 2 construction supervisors to work alternate weekends in the framing up and roofing stage of the house being built in Castle Dale. Please call Sylvia at 687-9184. Volunteers are also needed each workday before winter weather sets in. A variety of committee members are needed to make decisions and carry on affiliate business. Meetings held the 2nd Monday of each month, 6:30 p.m. at the Carbon County Courthouse.

UP&L Retirees Information Meeting - UP&L retirees will hold an information meeting on September 28 at 10:00 a.m. at the Board of Education Building. Julie Lewis from the Benefits Administration will be there to answer any questions retirees may have. There will also be a speaker to talk about identity theft. Please make an effort to attend.

Scoodeo (Wheelchair & Scooter Safety Training - sponsored by Active Re-Entry, Southeastern Utah Health Department and the Carbon County Housing Authority. This safety training session is for those of us who utilize wheelchairs, scooters and other pedestrian vehicles. It will take place at the CEU Computer Business Building on September 15 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. To pre-register or for any questions please call Kellie at 637-7628 or Darlene at 637-4850. Hope to see you there.

Women's Cancer Screening - Testing, Easy as One, Two, Free. If you're 50 or older, you most likely qualify for a free breast and cervical cancer screening exam and a free mammogram. To find out call 637-3671. Women between 40 and 49 years old may qualify for a low cost exam.

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.

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 and 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, they are going right back to the community. We serve children in the 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 receive an 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 - Winter hours are Monday- Wednesday from noon to 8:00 p.m., Thursday from noon to 6:00 p.m., Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 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 Sunday and holidays. 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 slcaza@sisna.com.

Price Library - Summer hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.; Friday, 9 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 Night is September 15 at 6:30 p.m. We will be tye-dying. To sign up come in or call 636-3188.

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.

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.

Events

Nami Statewide Conference - Hearts & Minds Fall 2005. At Pinnacle Canyon Academy, 210 North 600 East in Price on October 8. Contact Amy Nicholsen at 637-4927 for registration or Nami Utah at 1-877-230-6264.

Sunnyside Craft Fair - November 5, noon to 4:00p.m. at Sunnyside Union Hall. Call Sunnyside City Hall, 888-4444 to get your booth. Food, crafts, gifts, baked items and much more.

Sunday Luncheon - Slovenian Home is having a Sunday Luncheon on September 18 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Members and their guests welcome.

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.

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.

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 Field Service Officer Visit - On 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.

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.

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

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.

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

Daughters of the Utah Pioneers - Carbon County Company meeting schedule: Balance Rock Camp, Helper meets the second Wednesday of the Month at 2:00 p.m. at members homes in Helper. Contact Jo Simmons, Pres., for information at 472-8329. Geneva Camp, East Carbon meets the first Thursday of the month at 1:00 p.m. in East Carbon. Contact Brenda Richardson, Pres., for information at 888-2425. Juniper Camp, Price meets the third Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. at the Senior Citizens center. Contact Larue Bates, Pres. for information at 637-6556. Sarah Jane Powell, Price meets the third Tuesday of the month at 2:30 p.m. at the Villa. Contact Sarah Mae Sheehan, Pres., for information at 637-9618. Log Cabin Camp, Wellington meets the second Tuesday of the month at 2:00 p.m. in Wellington. Sunflower Camp, Price meets the third Thursday of the month at 1:00 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center. Contact Janice D'Ambrosio, Pres., for information at 637-3484.

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

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 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.

MS Support Group - Meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Conference Room at Southeastern Utah Dist. Health Dept., 28 South 100 East, Price. Family members and caregivers welcome too. Refreshments served. Wheelchair accessible. For information, call (435) 637-0712.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

AA Meeting -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.

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

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.



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