Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

April 5, 2005
Bulletin Board – April 5, 2005


Hunter education

Utah hunter education courses are being offered at the Tooele County Health building, 151 N. Main, six times throughout the year. The next session is 6-9 p.m. April 5-7, 12, 14, range 23, for a cost of $6. All of these dates (including the first) must be attended to apply for hunts. For more information, call Gene at 882-4767 or Bryan at 882-6795.

Sign up to cheer

The seventh annual cheerleading signups are taking place for the 2005 football season on Saturdays, April 16, 23, 30 and May 7, at the Cheer Building, 36 North Main, Merc Plaza, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The registration fee is $35. For more information, contact Debbie Snow at 843-0905 or Tami Dobbs at 843-0199.

Find Best Friend

Your new best friend is waiting for you at the Grantsville City Animal Shelter! Visit, enter zip code 84029, and meet Silver, Oscar, Herbie, Sassy and Bonny. Some are young, some are adults, and all of them are very affectionate and in need of new, loving homes right away.

If you don’t have web access, please call 884-6881 or 884-4407 for more information or to arrange a face-to-face meeting with any or all of these wonderful, adoptable companions.

Musicians help CJC

Tooele Valley Youth Music Group, Vivace, is sponsoring a benefit recital for the Children’s Justice Center to be held Friday, April 8, at 7 p.m. at the Stowe Family Music Recital Hall. We ask that you bring a donation such as new or gently used stuffed animals and toys and come and enjoy a variety of music performed by local youth!

Irrigation water goes on

Settlement Canyon Irrigation Company will turn on irrigation water on Saturday, April 16. Please make sure your valves are closed. Call 833-9606 with any questions.

Daffodil, bulb show

The Master Gardeners will sponsor the first annual Daffodil and Bulb Show on Saturday, April 9, at the Spiers Historical Farm, 392 W. 200 S., Tooele. The public is invited to participate, both in displaying their own entries and in viewing and voting on their favorites. There will awards offered with cash prizes. There is no charge to enter your own flowers or to view the show. If you wish to enter please place one flower stem per container; enter as many varieties as you like; and if you can, please identify the variety. All bulb type flowers are eligible. Please bring your flowers between 9-9:30 a.m. The show will be open from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. If you have any questions, contact Mary Durtschi at 843-1422.

Lower flags

Flags will be lowered to half staff as a mark of respect for His Holiness Pope John Paul II and remain at half staff until sunset on the day of his internment.

Help Tooele businesses

Volunteers are being sought by the Tooele City Business Retention & Expansion program to complete a survey of 50 local businesses. Two-person teams will visit two Tooele City businesses. The resulting survey will be published to identify businesses that have the potential to make the biggest economic impact and determine issues affecting their ability to grow and succeed. Contact Brian Berndt by E-mail or phone 843-2103.

Learn water safety

The Leigh Pratt Aquatic Center is a water safety instructor classes beginning April 25 at 4:30 p.m.. The cost for this course is $100.

Classes are also being offered for all levels of the American Red Cross Learn to Swim program. These classes are at 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. for a two week period. Class size is limited so early registration is recommended. Reservations can be made at the aquatic center, 55 North 200 West, or by phone 882-3247.

Free Health Fair

A free health fair will take place at Tooele High School on Thursday, April 21, from 4-6 p.m. in conjunction with the Healthy Woman Kick Off Event, sponsored by Mountain West Medical Center.

The health fair is open to anyone, but mainly targets women between the ages of 18-55. Free screenings, information and giveaways will be available. For more information, contact 843-3691.

Healthy Woman Kick Off Event

Mountain West Medical Center’s Healthy Woman Program is a free community resource to help educate women of all ages (specifically 18-55 years of age) on a variety of health issues for the entire family. To kick off the new Healthy Woman Program a catered dinner with nationally- recognized motivational speaker, Dr. Suzanne Metzger, will be held on Thursday, April 21, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The event will be held at Tooele High School. Tickets are $8 per person, or a table of 10 is only $70 and can be purchased at the front desk of the hospital (2055 N. Main St.). Door prizes and information about upcoming Healthy Woman events will be announced during the event. For more information, call 843-3691.

Veterans receive help

A field service officer from the American Legion will be at the Tooele Workforce Service Center, 305 North Main Street, from 3-4:30 p.m. on April 15 to assist you in understanding and applying for rightful VA benefits, preparing and documenting application for compensation, pension, hospitalization, education and other benefits.

This is a free service and veterans need not be members of the American Legion to qualify for assistance.

Auditions set

Auditions will be held for the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) production of The Frog Prince on Monday, April 11, at the Tooele High School auditorium from 4-6 p.m. Some of the cast members will be asked to stay for a rehearsal immediately following auditions. All students grades Kindergarten through sixth are encouraged to audition. No advance preparation is necessary. The performance will be Saturday, April 16, with rehearsals throughout the week from 4-8:30 p.m. For more information, call Terra Sherwood at 843-2142.

Missing a pet?

Are you missing a pet? Animal Control picks up several animals daily; many go unclaimed. Shelters are only required to house them for three days prior to euthanization. Contact your shelter immediately when pets get out: Tooele City Animal Shelter 882-4607; Grantsville City Animal Shelter 884-6881; Tooele County Animal Shelter 882-1051.


City council meets

The Tooele City Council will meet in three meetings this week in the Tooele City Hall, 90 N. Main.

• April 6 — 6 p.m. business meeting, council room

• April 6 — 7 p.m. business meeting, council room

• April 7 — 5 p.m. work session meeting, large conference room

Redevelopment agency

The Tooele City Redevelopment

Agency will meet in a business meeting on Wednesday, April 6, at 5 p.m. at the Tooele City Hall council room, 90 N. Main Street.

County commission meets

• The Tooele County Commission will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday, April 5, at 3 p.m. in room 310 of the Tooele County Courthouse, 47 S. Main, Tooele.

• The Tooele County Commission will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, April 26, at 3 p.m. in room 310 of the Tooele County Courthouse, 47 S. Main, Tooele.

The public will be heard regarding the proposed vacation of the road connecting SR196 to the Iosepa Cemetery in Skull Valley. A new public access route to the cemetery from SR196 is being created across public and private lands so there will still be public access to the point of destination.

Board of education

The Tooele County School District Board of Education will meet Tuesday, April 5, 6 p.m. at the district office, 92 S. Lodestone Way, Tooele.

Deseret Peak

With questions or comments, please call us at (435) 843-4035.

• Swimming lessons — Swimming lesson registration will begin Thursday, April 14, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Deseret Peak Aquatic Center. Additional sign-up sessions will be offered every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fee is $25 for one student and $22.50 each for more than one. Payment is due at the time of registration.


Softball tourney

Men’s D N.I.T. softball tournament at the Deseret Peak Complex will be held Saturday, April 30. For more information, contact Aaron Perkins at 241-0057.

Baseball training

Tooele High Baseball Spring Training for Youth Ages 6-12 will be held Saturday, April 23, at Babe Ruth – Del Papa Field (approximately 100 S. 200 E.) Sign up now! Contact: Sheryl McKendrick 882-6528 or Registration is at 9:30 a.m. (parent/guardian must be present). Camp hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (prompt pick up please). Cost is $25 per youth (discount for two siblings $40, three siblings $60). T-Shirts (sizes limited) and lunch served. If inclement weather, camp will be held at Tooele High School. This is a fundraiser for Tooele High School Baseball.


Ladies golf league

Sign up for the Overlake Ladies Golf League will be Friday, April 22, 10 a.m. at the golf course. We will have a short meeting and pass out the information on the league. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Rita Currey at 882-3840 or Cher Zirker at 882-0090. The league will start Friday, April 29, at 10 a.m. If you enjoy golf and fun, come join (see Website

April HOA meetings

• April 7 — The HOA will hold a public forum meeting from 7-8:30 p.m. in the EOC conference room in the basement of the Tooele County Courthouse to discuss revisions to the CC&Rs.

• April 21 — The Overlake Homeowners Association will have their annual meeting at Overlake Elementary School at 7 p.m.


City council meets

The Grantsville City Council will conduct a public hearing at the Grantsville City Offices, 429 E. Main St., on Wednesday, April 20, at 7 p.m. to consider an amendment to the Grantsville Land Use Management Code by requiring the city council to approve certain developments, previously only approved by the planning commission. The new developments subject to this proposed ordinance include any development having a value over $250,000, any multiple occupancy building with over four units and all apartments.

Family history center

Come visit G’ville Family History Center at 117 E. Cherry! In April we are open to help you with any research from 12-4 p.m.

Monday through Friday. Evening hours are 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Sign up for our free beginning genealogy class. You will learn how to start looking for your family and how to put the information you find into a computer program, PAF5.2. We will tell you how you can get this computer program for free. This three night class will be held on Thursdays, April 14, 21 and 28 from 7-9 p.m. To sign up, call Vickie at 884-3862 or call the Family History Center at 884- 6611.

Makeover yard

In addition to the outstanding yard award to be given every other week beginning in May, the Grantsville City Beautification and Shade Tree Commission is offering a great prize for the Most Improved Yard in Grantsville To enter, submit a “before” snapshot/ picture of your yard before the makeover on or before April 30. After the makeover, please submit a second snapshot/picture on or before Sept. 30.

Submit snapshots to: Beautification and Shade Tree Commission, Grantsville City Hall, 439 East Main, Grantsville, Utah 84029.


Stansbury Riders

It’s not too late for youth, age 6-15, to sign up to ride with the Stansbury Riders. Practice begins Tuesday, April 5, at the Grantsville Rodeo arena on Clark Street. The arena is located directly behind city hall, 429 E. Main St.

Practices will be held each Tuesday and Thursday from 6-8 p.m. Youth who want to participate with this award-winning horse riding team can just show up to practices. For more information, call Todd Hammond at 850-9295.

Astronomy Day

The Salt Lake Astronomical Society invites everyone to celebrate International Astronomy Day, April 16, at the society’s Stansbury Park Observatory Complex. This year’s event will be made extra special with the grand opening of the society’s new Harmons Observatory which houses one of the largest telescopes regularly available to the public. Several smaller telescopes will also be available for use on the observatory grounds.

Activities will kick-off at 4 p.m. with observatory tours, solar viewing, children’s games, presentations and door prize drawings with two telescopes to be given away.

The observatory is located at 15 Plaza in Stansbury Park. A detailed map is available on the society’s web site at http://starparty. us.


Planners meet

The Stockton Planning and Zoning Commission will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, April 5, at the Stockton Town Hall, 18 N. Johnson St. from 7-9 p.m.


Christian fellowship

Emmanuel Christian Fellowship’s services will be held Sundays at 11 a.m. at 635 N. Main St. in Tooele (behind Phil’s Glass). This is a non-denominational church. Call 224-3333 or 882-8673 for information.

Bible Baptist Church

Please consider this your personal invitation to join in services at the Bible Baptist Church, 286 N. 7th St., Tooele — “Where Jesus is Lord, the Bible our doctrine, and Baptist our Heritage.” The service schedule is: Sunday school 10 a.m.; Sunday worship 11 a.m.; Sunday evening service 6 p.m.; Wednesday service 7 p.m.; servicio Dominical en Espanol 1 p.m.; Servico del Martes 7 p.m. For more information, please call: English 435-882-7183, Espanol 801-577-1812. Nursery and rides are available.

LDS Singles

• Name that Tune — come to the Tooele East Stake Center, 7th Street building, Saturday, April 9, 1-3 p.m. With questions call Robert and Julie Wallenmeyer at 882- 3184.


Writing contest

The Tooele County Bookmobile Library, Grantsville, will participate in the 47th Annual Writing Competition sponsored by the Utah Arts Council Literature Program. The competition is open to all legal residents of the State of Utah and there is no age restriction.

Contest categories include Novel, Biography/Autobiography, Collection of Stories, Young Adult Book, Poetry, Short Story and Personal Essay. You may visit the library to pick up contest rules and an entry form. Contest entries will be accepted from May 2-June 24.

National Library Week

Join us April 12-April 16 for National Library Week — Something for everyone @ your library.

• April 12 — Memory game at 6 p.m.

• April 13 — Bring in a photo or draw a picture of your favorite pet and display them all week long in our pet mural.

• April 14 — Internet basics class at 4:30 and 6 p.m. lasting 30-45 minutes. Sign up early.

• April 15 — Science show at 5:30 p.m. Sign up early.

For more information, call the library at 882-2182 or visit the library at 128 W. Vine St.


Elect THS council

The last day to vote in the Tooele High School Community Council Parent Election 2005-2006 is tomorrow, April 6! The following persons have been nominated to fill the three vacancies: Kathy Bresee, Melanie Castagno, Eileen Deleeuw, Judy Fowler, Patty King, Becky Thomas and Evelyn VanZanten.

All parents/guardians of Tooele High School students are encouraged to come vote in the front office of the school during school hours or at our April 6 Community Council meeting which starts at 6:30 p.m. in the school library.

Ask a principal

Anyone can speak directly, but anonymously, with a school principal or school psychologist April 17-19 when the National Association of Elementary School Principals holds its 16th annual Ask-A-Principal Hotline. It’s a yearly, toll-free phone and e-mail service in English and Spanish for parents, grandparents or anyone with a question to ask about schools, children and education.

Call toll-free, 1-800-944-1601, or e-mail the Hotline by accessing www. during the following times: (Note: computer users may e-mail on Saturday, April 16) Sunday, April 17, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday 5 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday, 5-11 a.m.


Cub Scout Roundtable

Cub Scout Leader Roundtable is here again, Thursday, April 7, 7:30 p.m. in the TJHS chorus room. The staff will present ideas for the May theme, Cub Pet Pals. Attend roundtable, share with others, learn from others and be informed.

Webelos Outdoor Activity is coming on May 13-14. Sign ups are on going and can be done at April Roundtable or by contacting Richard or Cindy at 884- 6286 or Geraldine McBeth at 882-4613. No registrations will be accepted after April 26.

Boy Scout Roundtable

Planning a swimming or boating activity with the troop this summer? Will your troop be attending the District Spring Camp-O-Ree? Need a few ideas for your program? You will not want to miss the April Roundtable.

• Safe swim defense and safety float — required for all troop swimming and boating activities.

• There will be special breakout sessions for your troop committee and 11- year-old scout leaders.

• Vital information for the Spring Camp-O-Ree merit badge powwow, including costs and requirements for Sr. Patrol Leader training. If you are not attending, you are missing out on decades of scouting experience, not to mention the chance to earn Baden Bucks for the Roundtable auction in May. We’ll see you at the Tooele Jr. High School Thursday, April 7, at 7:30 p.m. Set-up by the Red Patrol, pre-opener by the Orange Patrol.


Grantsville seniors

The Grantsville Senior Center can be called at 884-3446.

Look for daily activities in Thursday’s edition of the Tooele Transcript-Bulletin.

• April 6 — How to prevent falls 10:30 a.m. There will be drawings/gift bags for participation. Come out and learn how to be safe!

• April 7 — Center board meeting 7 p.m.

Tooele seniors events

Look for daily activities in Thursday’s edition of the Tooele Transcript-Bulletin.

• April 8 — 6-8 p.m. Dancing. The Ahlstrom’s will play. Senior Circle, MWMC Senior Circle costs just $15 per year. Call 843-3690 for a membership form and to RSVP for all activities except exercise and water aerobics.

Look for daily activities in Thursday’s edition of the Tooele Transcript-Bulletin.

• April 6 — Day Diabetes Support Group at 11 am. Meets at the health department (181 N. Main).

• April 7-8 — Book Fair. Stop by the hospital classrooms and browse wonderful books and gifts at discounted prices.


Historical society

Members and guests are invited to the Tooele County Historical Society meeting Tuesday, April 12, 7 p.m. at the Tooele Pioneer Museum, 47 E. Vine St., Tooele (enter at the back).

Jay Banta, wildlife refuge manager at Fish Springs National Wildlife Refuge at Dugway, will present the history of that area.

He also has a keen interest in the Lincoln Highway. The county history book is available for purchase for $25 and Tooele County Mining, Smelting, and Railroading in Tooele County will be available for $15. For information, contact President Jay De La Mare at 882-1469 or Publicist Alice Dale at 882-1612.

Sewing group meets

The Neighborhood Sewing Guild will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 20, at the Extension office auditorium at 9:30 a.m. We will make a jacket from a sweatshirt. Those who were at our last meeting received a list of needed supplies.

If you do not know what to bring, please call Colleen Wilcox at 884-6322. Bring a friend if you would like and show and tell you have.

Quilters meet

The Tooele County Quilters will meet April 19 at the county extension office at 9:30 a.m. Susan May will teach about wool appliqué. There will be kits to purchase. Please bring scissors, needles, natural thread. If there are questions, please contact Dianne Matravers at 882-7496. We will also have a silent auction.

Donations for auction go to Brigid York, 882-1883.

Families, disabilities

Tooele Family to Family Network for Families with Disabilities will meet on Thursday, April 14, at 7 p.m. at the Human Services Building (305 N. Main, Tooele). A representative from NAMI (National Association of Mental Illness) will talk about the stress of having a person with a disability in your family. She will give us ideas on how to handle this stress and taking care of the caregiver. Babysitting is provided on site if needed. Questions? Call Diane at 884-1728.

AAUW meets

The Tooele Branch of the American Association of University Women will meet Thursday, April 21, 6:30 p.m. We will attend the Healthy Woman presentation with Dr. Suzanne Metzger at Tooele High School from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The dinner and speaker cost is $8 per person and tickets need to be purchased by calling 843-3691. Those wishing to meet with us, contact either Pat Steelman at 882-2466 or Dawn DeWitt at 882-9002.

Diabetes support

Diabetes Support Group will meet April 6 at 11 a.m. at the Tooele Health Department.

Kevan L. Whipple, DPT, OCS, Doctor of Physical Therapy will speak. Also a reminder about the Diabetes Expo to be held April 9 at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the South Towne Expo Center, Hall #1, 9575 S. State St., Sandy. For more information, call Carol at 843-9787.

Eagles dinner

• Friday night steak — The Eagles will serve their steak, shrimp, halibut and chicken dinners on Friday, April 8, from 6:30-9 p.m. MP Betty Donnelly will host the evening.

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