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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.

Livestock hay website - USDA had developed an Internet website for producers who need/have livestock hay or grazing available. The site, located at, has a link titled FSA HayNet.

Food handlers classes - Two-hour sessions will be offered Oct. 2 at 9 a.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the health department in Price. Test fees required. For information, contact Claron Bjork at 637-3671.

Free vascular screenings - Riverwoods Cardiovascular Center will offer free screenings of blood vessels in the neck and legs Sept. 18 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Price Holiday Inn. The screening is for diabetics, smokers and people experiencing leg or calf pain when walking, dizziness, blurred or cloudy vision, recent speech difficulties facial droop or recent stroke.

Active Re-Entry drivers - The center needs volunteers to transport people with disabilities on an as needed basis. Drivers are reimbursed for mileage. Contact Active Re-Entry at 637-4950.

Defensive driving class - The four-hour course is scheduled Sept. 28 at 8 a.m. at the school bus garage. Motorists completing the class receive 50-point reductions from Utah driving records. Fees required. For information, contact the Utah Safety Council toll-free at 800-933-5943.

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 - works to empower local families. The program needs youth mentors. For information, 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.

Helper library - 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. For information, contact the library at 472-5601.

Price library - The library will be closed Sept. 14. Regular 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. 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 from 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday from noon to 6 p.m.; Sunday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Hours vary on holidays and during breaks. he library is accepting Carbon High yearbook donations for its archives. Missing years are 1928, 1933, 1939, 1955, 1961, 1966. 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 May 1 to Sept. 30, hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. From Oct. 1 to April 30, hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 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 - For information about volunteering or applying for homes, call the Habitat office at 636-3230 between 8 a.m. and noon.

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 open the second Wednesday of the month from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., excluding a half-hour lunch. For information, residents may call Social Security toll-free at 1-800-772-1213.

Bringing Hope Foundation - Meetings are Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Price Community Center. Single mothers learn about community resources. 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 in room 140 at Active Re-Entry in Price. For information, contact Lisa Perla at 637-4950.

Caring adult program - Interested residents are encouraged to contact the program at 613-5284.

Carbon Rec

County recreation schedule- Programs, activities and classes include:

Sept. 14 - Climbing wall at Kiwanis Kids Day.

Sept. 18 - Scrapbook class starts.

Sept. 23 - Swim lessons start.

Sept. 24 - Rock climbing outing.

Sept. 26 - Scrapbook class.

Sept. 28 - Rappel workshop.

Oct. 1 and Oct. 8 - Rock climbing outings.

Oct. 9 to Oct. 10 - CPR, first aid class.

Oct. 21 - Swim lessons start.

Nov. 7 - Junior Jazz deadline.

Nov. 13 to Nov. 14 - CPR, first aid class.

Nov. 18 - Swim lessons start.


Carbon High parent-teacher conference - is scheduled Sept. 23 and Sept. 24 from 5 to 8 p.m. Mid-term grades will be available. School will not be in session Sept. 27.

Carbon High Homecoming- The homecoming game is Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Dinos' new football stadium. The parade is slated to start at 1 p.m. on Main Street in Price.

CEU hip hop dance workshops - A free, limited space workshop for youth ages 8 to 12 is planned Sept. 14 at 9 a.m. in room 109 at the BDAC. A workshop for ages 13 and older will follow at 1 p.m. Fees include a T-shirt. For registration information, call the CEU dance department at 613-5356.

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-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.


National Public Lands Day - The Sept. 28 project will focus on improving the national historical site at Swasey's Cabin in the Head of Sinbad. Individuals and organizations should bring lunches, gloves, shovels, rakes, buckets, etc. Water, drinks, snacks and barbecue dinner will be provided. For information, local volunteers may contact Tom Gnojek at the Price BLM office at 636-3600.

American pride contest - Youth are encouraged to submit original works in any form telling why they are proud to be Americans. Entries must be submitted by Oct. 1 to Dorr Hanson's office, 48 S. Main, Helper, UT 84526. Judging will be conducted in four levels, kindergarten to third grade, fourth to sixth grades, middle school and high school. List contestant's name, grade, school and home phone number in the upper right-hand corner. Prizes will be awarded.

Price Culture Connection -The schedule includes the following presentations:

Sept. 14 - 7:30 p.m., CEU Bunnell-Dmitrich Athletic Center, hip-hop workshop presented by college dance department.

Sept. 19 - 7:30 p.m., Price auditorium, singer and guitar player Ben Bailey.

Sept. 26 - 7:30 p.m., Price auditorium, Broadway tunes featuring Val Jenkins.

Oct. 15 - 7:30 p.m., CEU BDAC, U.S. Air Force Band and Singing Sergeants.

Oct. 17 to 19 and Oct 24 to 26 - 7:30 p.m., Price auditorium, Castle Valley Community Theatre's production of "Arsenic and Old Lace." Admission fees.

Oct. 19 - 7:30 p.m., CEU Geary Theatre, Eastern Utah Wind Symphony with Castle Country junior high honor band.

Nov. 1 - 7:30 p.m., Price auditorium, humane society fundraising dance concert. Admission fees.

Nov. 2 - 7:30 p.m., Price auditorium, LDS Institute choir.

Nov. 7 - 7:30 p.m., Price auditorium, organ concert featuring Reed and Pattie Hanks.

Nov. 14 - 7:30 p.m., Price auditorium, LDS Institute Choir.

Nov. 21 - 7:30 p.m., Price auditorium, Julia Johnson.

Nov. 22 to 23 - 7:30 p.m., CEU Geary Theatre, college dance department's production of "Nutcracker."

Dec. 5 - 7:30 p.m., Price auditorium, holiday concert by Eastern Utah's Wind Symphony.

Dec. 9 - 7:30 p.m., Price auditorium, Missoula Children's Theatre.

Dec. 12 - 7:30 p.m., Price auditorium, Eastern Utah Community Orchestra.

Feb. 8 - 7:30 p.m., Price auditorium, BYU's ballroom dance team.

Feb. 22 - 7:30 p.m., Price auditorium, Eastern Utah Wind Symphony.

March 21 to 23 and March 28 to 30 - 7:30 p.m., Mont Harmon, Castle Valley community and Mont Harmon theatre groups' production of "Bye-Bye Birdie."

April 12 - 7:30 p.m., Price auditorium, Eastern Utah Wind Symphony.


Helper American Legion Auxiliary - meets the fourth Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. 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.


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 - will meet Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. at the senior citizens center. For information, call Michelle Goldsmith at 650-3290.

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.

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 courthouse. 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. 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 For information, contact Tony Koss at 637-5145.

Price Ladies of Elks - Meetings resume Sept. 8. For information, contact Susan Etzel at 637-5772.

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