Castle Valley FYI
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.
Free basic computer training - A five-week course will start May 17 at 6:15 p.m. at the ABC Learning Center in East Carbon. For information, contact the center at 888-2061.
Free sign language class - A six week course will start June 1 at 1 p.m. at the ABC Learning Center in East Carbon. For information, contact the center at 888-2061.
Letter carriers food drive - Local letter carriers will pick up food donations on May 11. Residents should place sturdy bags containing non-perishable items like soup, canned vegetables and fruit, pasta, cereal or rice next to mailboxes prior to regular delivery times.
PAWS study hall - is scheduled May 14 for residents with pets interested in learning about the program. Sessions start at 6:30 p.m. in the basement of the Price Methodist Church. Animals must have basic obedience skills, responding to commands like sit, lie down, stay and informal heel. PAWS volunteer teams visit children, care centers, hospitals and local programs.
CASA - Court appointed special advocates are trained community volunteers appointed by judges to speak for children appearing in court. Screenings are conducted on all volunteers. For information, call CASA coordinator Tarasina Compagni at 636-3431.
Frontier project - is looking for clean, used clothing for families and children in need. To donate, contact the project at 637-1497.
Carbon County Triad - meets the first Wednesday of the month at 2 p.m. at Price senior center. Members focus on law enforcement and aging programs to assist the elderly. Meetings are open to the public.
Carbon County RSVP - Volunteers ages 55 year and older are needed. Mileage reimbursement and liability insurance provided. For information, contact the RSVP office at 637-9118.
Lifeline pregnancy assistance, support center - The facility offers free confidential pregnancy testing, verification, counseling and baby supplies. Residents may contact the center by calling the 24-hour telephone line at 636-0700.
Cans for Care-A-Van - The service is conducting an aluminum can drive to help defray the costs of providing transportation to medical appointments for the elderly and people with disabilities. Bagged cans may be dropped off at Howa's. For pickup, call the office at 637-9488.
Carbon County Humane Society - The non-profit organization offers monthly spay and neuter clinics at 98 North Carbon Avenue in Price. The group needs old towels and blankets. Members will pick up good used items for the group's rummage sale. For information, call the humane society at 637-2908.
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.
Carbon County Housing Authority - The office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The children's library is open to housing residents Thursday from 1 to 3 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.
AA, NA - Meetings are conducted at the following locations:
Daily - AA open meetings, noon, at 90 N. 100 East, Price.
Monday - NA at 3 and AA at 8 p.m., open, Four Corners Mental Health in Price; NA at 7:30 p.m., open, Four Corners in Castle Dale.
Tuesday - AA at 8 p.m., East Carbon City Hall, open; 8 p.m. Four Corners in Castle Dale, open.
Wednesday - AA at 8 p.m., 90 N. 100 East, Price , open.
Thursday - AA at 8 p.m., Huntington senior citizens center, open.
Friday - AA at 6:30 p.m., Union Gospel Mission in Helper, closed; 8 p.m., East Carbon City Hall, open; 8 p.m., old Reeves school, Price, open.
Saturday - AA at 8 p.m., 90 N. 100 East, Price, open.
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.
Helper library - Hours are Monday through Wednesday from noon until 8 p.m.; Thursday from noon to 6 p.m.; Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.; closed Friday, Sunday and daily from 2:30 to 3 p.m. For information, contact the library at 472-5601.
Price library - Hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.; closed Sunday. The library will sponsor free summer reading programs for preschool to third grade students and fourth to ninth graders. Children may register May 13 to May 24. The library is currently exempting donations for the used book sale. In addition, the library will have a buy one-get one free Scholastic Book fair May 13 to May 16 from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and May 17 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Story hour is Wednesday at 5 p.m. and Thursday at 1 p.m. Children Pet Pals activities are Tuesday from 5 to 5:30 p.m. For information, call library at 636-3188.
CEU library -Hours are Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. Break hours vary. 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.
Child Care Resource & Referral - offers information on becoming child care providers and referrals for parents, employees or employers needing related services. For information, contact the agency at 613-5619.
Women's cancer support group - meets the third Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at Castleview's classroom Located in room 104, the cancer library is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. For information, contact Sherry King at 637-4800, extension 3510.
Helper mining museum - From Oct. 1 to April 30, hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. From May 1 to Sept. 30, hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tours may be scheduled. For information, contact Helen Tonc at 472-3009.
Prehistoric museum - From April 1 to Oct. 31, hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. From Nov. 1 to March 31, hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For information, call the museum at 613-5060.
Habitat for Humanity - Application deadline for homes being constructed in Castle Dale is June 30. Sweat equity, monthly mortgage and escrow payments as well as the willingness to partner with habitat for the term of a loan are required. Volunteers and donations are welcomed. For information, call Habitat at 636-3230 or stop by the office in the Carbon County Courthouse.
Cancer screening - Southeastern Utah Health District in Price offers checks twice a month for women up to and including age 64. Clinics include breast, pelvic and pap exams at low or no cost. Women 50 to 64 may qualify for free mammogram vouchers. Call the health department at 637-3671 to schedule appointments.
Infant immunization clinics - The health district in Price offers the clinics Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
ABC Learning Center - has books, computers and activities for adults and children. Hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For tutoring appointments, call the center at 888-2061.
Social Security - Located at the county courthouse in Price, the office is manned by representatives the second Wednesday of the month from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., excluding a half-hour lunch. For information, Carbon residents may call Social Security toll-free at 1-800-772-1213.
Single mothers - Bringing Hope Foundation meets are Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Price Community Center. Single mothers share experiences and learn about community resources. No fees required. Participants must enroll by contacting the foundation at 637-5542.
Caregivers support group - meets the fourth Wednesday of the month at 3:30 p.m. at in room 140 at 375 S. Carbon Avenue, Price. For information, contact Lisa Perla at 637-4950.
Eating disorder support group - meets the first Thursday of the month at the Price hospital. For information, contact Sunni Olson at 636-8344.
Caring adult program - Interested residents are encouraged to contact the program at 613-5284.
Castle Valley Center accepting wheelchairs, walkers - The center will write donation receipts for tax record for residents providing used wheelchairs, walkers, etc., to assist students in the Carbon and Emery area. Donated equipment may be dropped off at the center, 755 N. Cedar Hills Drive, Price. For information, contact the school at 637-9150.
CHS Class of 1952 reunion - is planned July 26 and July 27. For information, contact Ileen Potts Gibbons at 637-6126.
Gallery East - hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information, contact CEU's Gallery East at 613-5225.
Yearbook archives - College of Eastern Utah Library is looking for copies of CEU and Carbon High yearbooks its archives. The missing years include 1928, 1933, 1939, 1955, 1959, 1961 and 1966. The WWII years are also missing, but the library is not positive if any were produced during the war. Contact the CEU library at 613-5209. Donations may also be mailed to College of Eastern Utah Library, 451 E. 400 North Price, UT 84501.
Utah Heritage Garden dedication - Utah Native Plant Society will conduct a dedication ceremony May 11 at 2 p.m. at the garden and water conservation project in Price, located at 46 East 300 South. Light refreshments and a tour of the garden will follow the ceremony.
CEU Prehistoric Museum family activity day - is scheduled May 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Attendance is free, with food and various items available for purchase. Music will be provided by the Nine Mile Players. Demonstrations include spear throwing, katchina carving, flint knapping, Native American dancing and artwork displays. Children's activities are planned, with balloons, dinosaur hats, ice age mammal puppets and split twig figurines. Coloring contest winners will be announced at noon and participants will enjoy a new ice age mammal display of the dire wolf.
Mud volleyball tournament - Price youth council will present the fundraising event for high school and college students on May 11 at 9 a.m. at the lot next to the skate park. Individual and six-member team fees required. Fee covers a barbecue at 6 p.m. and dance at 8 p.m. at Washington Park. Dance is free to students purchasing barbecue tickets. Proceeds benefit the local domestic violence center.
Emery track meet - Sponsored by Emery County Track Club, the meet is slated May 17 for youth ages ninth grade and younger. Registration is from 4:30 to 5 p.m., followed by the meet at Emery High School.
Sunnyside rodeo - The event is slated July 12 and July 13 at Sunnyside arena. The royalty contest will be conducted June 30 at 7 p.m. at the arena. Royalty will consist of a queen along with first and second attendants ages 13 years or older and two princesses ages 12 years or younger. Preregistration is not required. For information, contact Linda Andrews at 888-9923.
Relay for Life - Residents interested in assisting on a committee or forming a team to participate in the American Cancer Society's 2002 event are encouraged to contact Becky Kloepfer at 472-8295 or Terri Lott at Carbon Credit Union.
Memory Wall - Residents wishing to have photos displayed during the American Cancer Society event may call Mary Dickerson at 637-0964.
Cancer patient fundraising dinner, auction - are planned June 8 for Rick Dotson at Cleveland Elementary. Dinner is at 5 p.m., with entertainment by the Val Jensen Band. The auction will follow at 6:30 p.m. The event also includes a prize drawing. Proceeds will benefit Dotson, who has been diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer. For information or to donate auction items, contact Sandra Jensen at 435-653-2360.
Helper Memorial Day - Survivors of veterans buried in Mountain View Cemetery may arrange to have crosses placed on graves by contacting Charles Hamilton in writing by May 22. Send the veteran's name, branch of service and dates to Hamilton at 321 N. Martin Road, Helper, UT 84526. For information, contact Hamilton at 472-5932.
VFW field officer - will be at the Price work force office May 22 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. to assist veterans with VA matters.
Helper American Legion Auxiliary - meets the fourth Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at Kathy's Yummers. 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.
WWII PT boats, bases and tenders reunion - is planned Aug. 1-5 at Salt Lake's Sheraton City Centre Hotel. For information, contact Duane Renville at 701-549-2691 or PO Box 424, Walhalla, ND 58282.
Price Ladies of Elks - Meeting resume Sept. 8. For information, contact Susan Etzel at 637-5772.
Bowling league scores - League secretaries should report high scores weekly to Annette Heath. For information, contact Heath at 637-3825.
Coal Country Squares - Dancers meet Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the seniors center in Price.
Castle Country Quilt Guild - meets the third Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. at the senior citizens center. For information, call Pat Scherschel at 472-8203.
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
Central Utah Stock Car Racing Association - meets the second Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m., at Helper Civic Auditorium. For information, contact Reed Phillips at 613-8288.
League of Utah Writers - Price chapter meets the third Monday of the month from 1 to 3 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, commandery alternating), first Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. Utah Eastern Shrine Club. Contact Norman Smith for information.
Adoption Crossroads of Utah - meets the second and fourth Wednesday of the month, 6:30 p.m., in the conference room at CEU's computer business building. Contact Marlane Tufts at 637-7684.
Castle Valley Archaeology Society - meets the third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. in the CEU museum classroom. For information, contact Jeanette Evans at 637-0044
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 or Duane Taylor at 613-5060.
Carbon County Model Railroaders - The group meets Thursday at 7 p.m. For information, call Terry Wheeler at 636-0681.
Carbon County Historical Society - meets the last Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Price Community Center. For information, call Joanne Hyatt at 472-5062 or contact Kathy Hamaker.
Newborns in Need- Residents are encouraged to donate baby items for needy infants in Carbon County. For information on volunteering or donating items, contact Teresa Kilcrease at 637-5324.
MOPS - The mothers of preschoolers group meets the second and fourth Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at Price Chapel. Adult crafts, child care and children's program included. For information, call Tami Campbell at 637-7542.
Castle Country OHV - meets the third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. in the upstairs room at city hall. The group posts information on issues regarding land use and road closures on its website at ccohva.com. For information, contact Tony Koss at 637-5145.