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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.

Mountain View Cemetery - Flowers and decorations must be removed from graves by April 1.

Helper 2003 animal licenses - may be purchased Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the city police department.

UP&L retirees - A meeting for all UP&L retirees in the Carbon-Emery area is planned April 9 at 10 a.m. at the board of education building in Price. Insurance and benefits will be discussed. For information, call Pat Sloan at 472-5422 or contact Madeline Tonc.

Helper spring cleanup - City crews will pick up branches, shrubs and yard/garden debris from April 1 to April 25 according to an established schedule. Crews will not backtrack. Branches must be cut in four-foot lengths, then stacked off the roadways and sidewalks. The schedule includes:

April 1 to April 4, Castle Gate subdivision, 1st through 5th Avenue, Martin, Orchard Street, 1st through 11th North and Bryner Street.

April 7 to April 11, west Helper.

April 14 to April 18, east Helper.

April 21 to April 25, Locust, Maple, Poplar and Main Street as well as south Highway 6.

Ham radio testing - An amateur radio VE testing session is slated March 26 at 7 p.m. at the sheriff's substation in Huntington. For information, contact Bret Mills at 636-5678.

Carbon County Food Bank - Hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday from noon until 4 p.m. For information on volunteering, donating or applying, contact manager Dondra Nance at 637-9232.

Foster Care Foundation - Carbon-Emery residents interested in becoming foster parents may contact Greg Cowan 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.

CASA - Court appointed special advocates are trained volunteers appointed by judges to speak for children appearing in court. Volunteers are screened. Contact Tarasina Compagni at 636-3431.

Frontier project - 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.

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.

Carbon County Humane Society - The non-profit organization offers monthly spay and neuter clinics at 98 North Carbon Avenue in Price. 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.

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 - 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 - 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 at 5 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. 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.

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 Nov. 1 to March 31, hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. From April 1 to Oct. 31, hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 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 district at 637-3671 for 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. For information, call Social Security toll-free at 1-800-772-1213.

Castle Country's Promise - Adults interested in promoting the five promises for Carbon and Emery youth may register by contacting the program at 613-5284 or visiting the groups' website at


Wellington Head Start spaghetti dinner - The fundraiser will be presented March 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the fairgrounds community center. For tickets, contact Head Start at 637-4960, extension 120.

CEU Ballet Repertory Ensemble - The schedule includes a classical dance concert April 24-26 and a contemporary dance performance April 25-28 at 7:30 p.m. at Geary Theater.


Movie Madness - "Lilo and Stitch" will be presented for local youth March 21 at 7 p.m. at Helper Civic Auditorium. Children are encouraged to bring pillows and blankets. Refreshments will be available for purchase and children younger than 6 years old require parental supervision.

Relay for Life memory wall - Residents wishing to have photos displayed during the event are encouraged to contact Mary Dickerson at 637-0964.

Price Culture Connection -The schedule includes the following presentations:

March 20 to 22 and March 27 to 29 - 7:30 p.m., Mont Harmon, Castle Valley community and Mont Harmon theatre groups' production of "Bye-Bye Birdie." Admission fees.

April 3 - 7:30 p.m., Price auditorium, Steve Lasslo and the Pickers.

April 3 to 8 - 7:30 p.m., Geary Theater, CEU production of "Crimes of the Heart." Admission fees.

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

April 15 - 7 p.m., Price auditorium, Utah Shakespearean Festival touring company's presentation of "Romeo and Juliet."

April 24 - 7:30 p.m., Price auditorium, Dance Technica.

April 24 to 26 - Geary Theatre, CEU concert series, classical dance.

April 25 to 28 - Geary Theatre, CEU concert series, contemporary dance

May 2 to May 3 - 7:30 p.m., Price auditorium, classical ballet showcase. Admission fees.

June 26 - Charlie Simmons.

Castle Country Spring Festival - The arts and crafts fair will be presented March 28 from 1 to 7 p.m. and March 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Emery County Recreation Center in Castle Dale. Activities include entertainment, refreshments and door prizes.

Senior citizens

Carbon County senior citizens centers - The schedule of activities includes the following:

March 21 - 11:30 a.m., music by Melody Five; noon, baked fish lunch; 1 p.m., bowling at Price.

March 24 - 9 a.m., ceramics; 11:30 a.m., music by Ruben, Charlie and Louie; noon, pizza lunch; 1 p.m., bowling at Price.

March 25 - 9 a.m., line dancing/ceramics; 10 a.m., crochet class; 11:30 a.m., music; noon, spaghetti lunch; 1 p.m., game day.

March 26 - 9 a.m., ceramics; 9:30 a.m., yoga; 11:30 a.m., music by Melody Five; noon, pork chops lunch; 1 p.m., bowling at Helper.

March 27 - 9 a.m., line dancing; 11 a.m., ceramics; 11:30 a.m., music by Ray and Ray; noon, salsa chicken lunch; 7:30 p.m., square dancers

March 28 - 11:30 a.m., music by Melody Five; noon, chili lunch; 1 p.m., bowling at Price.

March 31 - 9 a.m., ceramics; 11:30 a.m., music by Louie, Charlie and Ruben; noon, stuffed peppers lunch; 1 p.m., bowling at Price.


VFW field officer - will be at the Price workforce center April 10 from 8:30 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. 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.


Good Will Riders - The volunteer trail patrol organization has scheduled an informational sign-up meeting March 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the commission chambers at Emery County Courthouse in Castle Dale. Based out of the Manti-LaSal National Forest, the group is looking for ATV enthusiasts to assist patrol personnel and ride the Arapeen Trail system two days per year.

Photography club - meets the first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at 680 E. 100 South, Price. For information, contact Greg Fausett at 637-8628.

Bowling league scores - League secretaries should report high scores weekly to Rose Fossat. For information, contact Fossat at 637-1488.

Coal Country Squares - Dancers meet Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the seniors center in Price.

Castle Country Fiber Guild - meets the first the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. For information, contact 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 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, commandery alternating), first Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. Utah Eastern Shrine Club. For information, contact Norman Smith.

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 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, 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 - Meetings are the third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at the fairgrounds building. For information, contact Leslie Tolley at 637-6130.

Support groups

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. Contact Danny or Tami Velasquez at 637-0712.

Overeaters Anonymous - meets Thursday at 8 p.m. in room 6 at 105 W. 100 North, Price.

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.

AA, NA - Meetings are conducted at the following locations:

Daily - noon, open, 11 W. Main, Price.

Sunday - 6:30 p.m., open, Helper mission.

Monday - 8 p.m., open, Four Corners in Price.

Tuesday - 8 p.m., open, East Carbon City Hall; 8 p.m., open, Four Corners in Castle Dale.

Wednesday - 7 p.m., open, Gilley's in Ferron; 8 p.m., open, 11 W. Main, Price.

Thursday - 7:30 p.m., teen NA, closed, Four Corners in Price; 8 p.m., open, 11 W. Main, Price; 8 p.m., open, Huntington senior citizens center.

Friday - 6:30 p.m., closed, Helper mission; 8 p.m., open, East Carbon City Hall; 8 p.m., open, 11 W. Main, Price.

Saturday - 6:30 p.m., open, 11 W. Main, Price; 8 p.m., open, 11 W. Main, Price.

Price Alanon - The group meets Wednesday and Saturday at 8 p.m. in room 221 at 90 N. 100 East, Price.

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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