Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

February 14, 2013
Bulletin Board – February 14, 2013


Tooele triathlon

Tooele City is currently looking for volunteers to help with the city’s first triathlon that will take place in July. Anyone with experience in running a triathlon who would like to help please contact Terra at 843-2142 or at

Tooele’s Got Talent

Do you have talent? Then bring your group to perform at Tooele’s Got Talent show on March 2 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Deseret Peak Complex. Whether it be dance, magic, singing or stand-up comedy, we want you. After our competition, each team will be given a bucket to collect donations from the crowd. The team that collects the most donations will win the first place trophy. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. Join us for dinner and a night of family-friendly entertainment all while learning about the amazing work the American Cancer Society is doing in the Tooele community. For more information, contact Brisi at 830-4873, Carrie at 841-4391 or visit


Tooele City Library

Tuesdays (Feb. 26), 4 p.m., family movies; Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11 and 11:30 a.m., story time; Thursdays, 4 to 6 p.m., teen time with gaming, movies and more; Fridays, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., kids crafts. February events: All month long, join the library’s new online recipe club. In this free community club, you can share recipes throughout each month. This club is for every skill level. We’re just getting set up, so fill out a quick form at the library with your name and email address. We will send you the information you need to get started. In honor of Great American Pie Month, we will exchange our favorite pie recipes during February. February closures: Feb. 16. March events: March 2, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss with a Dr. Seuss movie.


Open enrollment

Tooele County School District will be accepting applications from elementary and secondary students who are interested in enrolling in a school outside of their resident school boundary for the 2013-2014 school year. The application window goes through Feb. 15. For more information, call the district office at 833-1900, ext. 1104.

Kindergarten registration

Kindergarten registration for fall 2013 enrollment will be held at all elementary schools on Feb. 28 and March 1. To be eligible to enter kindergarten, your child must be at least 5 years of age on or before Sept. 1. If you have questions regarding the enrollment process, contact your school principal or the assistant superintendent at the district office, 833-1900, ext. 1152.

THS softball camp

Tooele High School is proud to hold its annual softball all skills camp for ages 8 to 14 on March 30 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Deseret Peak Softball Complex. Please mail your completed and signed camp application with full payment ($40 for camp, T-shirt and lunch) to THS Softball Camp, 301 W. Vine St., Tooele, UT 84074 or register at the THS Finance Office. Deadline is Feb. 22. For more information, contact Carie Arslanian at 840-4205.

Centennial scholarships

Happy 100th birthday Tooele High School. We are so excited to celebrate 100 years. We want to invite you to join us in this celebration by creating centennial scholarships for just this year. Monetary donations in any amount would be greatly appreciated. Help us make this 2012-2013 centennial school year memorable. Buffalo seniors knowing their roots supported them going to college is a great way to start a new chapter. Please send your donations in care of THS Finance Office, 301 W. Vine St., Tooele, UT 84074. For more information, call Jill Whiting at 833-1978, ext. 2.

Children’s workshop

Stansbury High School’s drama program will present the finale of its winter Children’s Drama Workshops, “Disney’s Winnie the Pooh Kids,” on Feb. 16 at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. All seats are $2. Tickets will be available at the door. ”Disney’s Winnie the Pooh Kids” is a delightful new show based on the beloved characters of A.A. Milne and the 2011 Disney animated feature film. This show will feature over 35 elementary and middle school students from the Tooele County School District. The show has been designed by students from the SHS drama program under the direction of Glen Carpenter.

East Elementary event

It’s time to celebrate. We would like to invite you to help us honor Principal Shanz Leonelli, instructional leader of the year from UAESP. Please join us Feb. 21 in conjunction with parent/teacher conferences at an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Recognition will be at 7 p.m. in the East Elementary multipurpose room.

TJHS community council

The next Tooele Junior High School community council meeting will be held Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the TJHS Library. All parents are invited to attend.

Indian education meeting

A Title VII Indian education meeting will be held March 5 at 5:30 p.m. at Anna Smith Elementary School in Wendover.

Preschool program

The preschool program in Tooele County School District has openings in their tuition classrooms for 3 and 4 year olds. We also do monthly assessments if you have concerns about your child’s development. Call 833-1966.

Extended day program

St. Marguerite Catholic School is pleased to announce that we now offer an extended day program. Our program will run Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be lots of fun activities for the kids as well as help with homework. Please call 882-0081 for more info.

Excelsior Academy tours

Curious about charter schools? Want to know more about Excelsior Academy? Tours are held each Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. School tours cover a range of topics such as the Excelsior Academy Philosophy and Vision, Direct Instruction, CHAMPS and the character development program. There is also an opportunity to observe the school’s unique group settings. Come and tour the building and have any questions answered. Everyone is welcome, 124 E. Erda Way, Erda. 882-3062.

Tooele Family Center

Story and craft hour

Join us every Monday at 10 a.m. at the Tooele Family Center as we enjoy the adventures of books and make fun crafts. For more info, call 833-1978 ext. 2127 or ext. 2010. We’re located at 301 W. Vine St., Bldg. #11 (right behind Tooele High School).

Preschool hour

Every Tuesday at 10 a.m. the Tooele Family Center has a fun activity hour of learning, singing and creating. This Ready, Set, School! preschool class is for all children up to 5 years of age. Please come and enjoy the fun. For more info, call 833-1978 ext. 2127 or ext. 2010. We’re located at 301 W. Vine St., Bldg. #11 (right behind Tooele High School).


Network meetings

Looking to obtain or improve your employment? Come join the Tooele Networking Group and learn job seeking techniques, how to market yourself, get support and actually search job leads. Every Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Tooele LDS Employment Resource Center located next to Deseret Industries. Everyone is welcome.

Online courses

Online courses in Network+ and Security+ IT are designed for the IT professional seeking to upgrade their skills and knowledge of networking and security, and prepares you for the CompTIA Network+ and Security+ exams. Call the TATC at 248-1800 for more information or to enroll.

Adult education

Get your high school diploma this year. All classes required for a high school diploma, adult basic education, GED preparation and English as a second language are available. Register now to graduate — just $50 per semester. Located at 211 Tooele Blvd., call 833-8750. Adult education classes are for students 18 and over.


ESOL conversational classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays. ESOL students may also come anytime the center is open for individualized study. Registration is $50 per semester. Call 833-8750 for more information.


Customer service workshop

Poor customer service is the No. 1 reason customers will not return to a business. TATC is holding monthly customer service workshops to address this critical need. Students meet for four consecutive Fridays and learn to reduce stress by applying time management skills, advance in a company or organization by learning to communicate professionally, learn team building skills and resolving conflicts with grace, all while working on a positive attitude. Treat your customers professionally and have a good time doing it. Apply today at the TATC, 66 W. Vine St., or call 248-1800.

Free tuition

Tuition is free for senior citizens ages 62 and over and high school students. Whether you are looking to learn new skills or train for your first career, TATC is here for you. You take the time you need to complete your training and choose your own schedule. Most programs are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. We want you to succeed. Call 248-1800 or come in to 66 W. Vine St. in Tooele.


Learn to manage your finances to ensure you have the money to do the things you want on Feb. 20 from noon to 1 p.m. Cost is free and includes a pizza lunch. Please RSVP to 248-1800 for accurate lunch count.

USU Extension

Marriage survival

It’s a jungle out there. Bring your spouse and come enjoy this series of hands-on marriage enrichment classes. Topics include communications, commitment, strengthening relationships and financial harmony. Cost is $10 per couple. Attend all four classes and receive $30 cash. Classes will be held Feb. 20, 27 and March 6 and 13 at 151 N. Main St. in the USU classroom. Free youth activities are offered for children 2 years and older. Register no later than Feb. 20 at or at the USU Extension Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. To reserve space for youth activities, email or call 277-2406. Please reserve by Monday before class. Event is co-sponsored by the Tooele County Healthy Marriage Coalition.


United Methodist Church

At Tooele UMC we welcome all who want to discover God’s love and worship in a friendly, accepting and loving environment. Come as you are, whoever you are, wherever you are in your spiritual journey. Sunday worship service, 11 a.m. Lunch and Learn, Wednesdays 12:30 to 2 p.m. Bring your lunch and enjoy an interactive bible study led by Pastor Debi. Please check our website,, or call Tooele UMC’s office at 882-1349 or Pastor Debi’s cell at (801)651-2557 for more info. We are located at 78 E. Utah Ave. in Tooele.

Wednesday meal

Every Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m., we will serve a free spaghetti dinner from Tooele United Methodist Church. Everyone is invited to come and eat. Our goal is to provide a free, hot meal for the homeless population in Tooele. We want to offer them a safe, warm place to eat and relax for a few hours every Wednesday evening. We also want to get the community involved and invite all people in order to forge relationships and build bridges between people of all economic backgrounds in Tooele. Although the meal is being served from TUMC, it is a non-denominational event and we invite and encourage all people to join us. We will need help and volunteers in various ways, such as helping to serve, cook and clean up, donate food and share talents. If you are interested in getting involved, e-mail Carissa Sanders at or call (785)737-3467.

Church of Christ

Church of Christ meets at 430 W. Utah Ave. Bible class, Sunday at 10 a.m. and worship from 11 a.m. to noon. Wednesday Bible class at 7 p.m. We seek to be the Lord’s church established about 33 AD. The Bible produces nondenominational Christians only. Jesus is our only head of the church, headquarters are heaven. Come and grow with us. Call 882-4642. The Gospel of John study will begin Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. All are welcome. No pressure, just come and enjoy the fellowship.

Cornerstone Baptist

Passion for God, compassion for people at 276 E. 500 North in Tooele, phone: 882-6263. Come as you are this Sunday, where you can hear a message from the Bible and meet new friends. Service times: Bible study (for all ages) 9:45 a.m.; morning worship 11 a.m.; evening worship 6 p.m.; WiseGuys children’s program 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all services, and children’s church during morning worship. WiseGuys Program during evening worship.

Mountain of Faith Lutheran

We’re a healthy, growing congregation who welcomes newcomers and reaches out to those in need. Join us for worship Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. at 560 S. Main Street, Tooele. We treat the word of God with respect without taking ourselves too seriously. Check us out on Facebook by searching for Mountain of Faith Lutheran Church. Please join us for meaningful worship that is also casual and relaxed. For more information about our family of faith, call 882-7291.

Church at Waters Edge

Get to know Jesus at Waters Edge. God spoke in the past, but still wants us to hear from him today. Come learn from the Bible how to communicate with God day to day. We worship on Sundays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the cafeteria at Stansbury High School. Find out more at or call 840-0542.

St. Barnabas’ Episcopal

Weekly service of word, prayer and sacrament followed by fellowship. Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. St. Barnabas’ Episcopal Church, 1784 N. Aaron Drive, Tooele. Phone: 882-4721. Email: Web at You are God’s beloved child, beautifully created in God’s own image. Whatever your history, wherever you are in life’s journey, the Episcopal Church welcomes you.

Spanish services

La Iglesia Biblica Bautista de Tooele le invita a sus servicios en espanol Jueves 6 p.m., Domingos 2 p.m. We invite you to their Spanish services on Thursday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Come to know a church that focused in the word of God rather than the emotions. God loves you and he wants to reveal himself to you. Located at 276 E. 500 North, Tooele. Call 840-5036, rides provided.

St. Marguerite

Saint Marguerite Catholic Church’s weekly schedule: Eucharist: Saturdays, 5 p.m.; Sundays, 10 a.m., noon (Spanish), 6 p.m.; weekdays, 9 a.m. Reconciliation: Saturdays, 4 to 4:45 p.m. or by appointment. Religious education: Sundays, 4:30 p.m., followed by the 6 p.m. Sunday Eucharist. The church is located at 15 S. Seventh St. Contact 882-3860.

Brit-Ammi Kahal

Covenant People Assembly are teaching the Hebrew roots of the Christian faith. Visitors welcome on Saturdays at 1 p.m., 37 S. Main Street, Tooele. Call 843-5444 for more information.

Tooele Christian Fellowship

We invite you to our services where you’ll receive a warm welcome by sincere, down-home country folks. Sunday school starts at 9:45 a.m., with the morning service at 11 a.m. We are now meeting at Stowe Family Music, 40 N. Main Street, Tooele. There is child care available. Please use main entrance at the rear of the building on Garden Street where there is plenty of parking. For information call 224-3392.

Bible Baptist Church

The folks at Bible Baptist Church would like to invite you to some old fashioned church services with singing from the old fashioned hymns and messages from the old fashioned KJV Bible. Some things should never change. Sunday Service times: Sunday School, 10 a.m.; gospel hour, 11 a.m.; Bible study, 12:30 p.m.; Wednesday evening services, 6 p.m. Contact Pastor Jeff Sinner at 840-2152.

Mountain View Baptist Church

We would like to invite you to start the new year off by discovering what God’s plan and purpose is for your life. The Bible contains all of the answers for life’s questions. Come and join us this Sunday for our adult Bible study and graded Sunday School which starts at 9:45 a.m. Our worship service begins at 11 a.m. We also have a Bible study time each Sunday at 6 p.m. We meet on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. for prayer time. Bring your needs and let us pray together for God’s help. Mountain View Baptist Church meets at the Eastgate Plaza in Grantsville, Suite 2C. Join us.

Stansbury Park Baptist Church

Please join us each Sunday morning at 10 a.m. for worship and Bible study at the Stansbury Park Clubhouse (located next to the swimming pool). Colossians and 2nd Timothy are the current teaching focus. For details, please call 830-1868 or go to

First Lutheran Church

First Lutheran Church at 349 N. Seventh Street would like to invite you to hear of God’s grace and the love of Christ who died to forgive you of your sins and attain salvation on your behalf every Sunday morning at 10 a.m. and every Sunday evening at 6 p.m.


CASA volunteers

Lift up a child’s voice, a child’s life. Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courtroom. Volunteers work until the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. Volunteers are common citizens over 21 years old with a heart for vulnerable children. Apply at or call (801)574-1472.

Writing volunteers

Valley Mental Health in Tooele, a non-profit organization, is looking for several volunteers with grant writing experience and/or computer/typing skills to perform data entry at the Tooele office. Must pass a background check and be able to volunteer a few hours or more each week (can volunteer anytime Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.) Contact Alex C. Gonzalez or Adrienne Berrett at 843-3520.

Food pantry

The First Baptist Church in Tooele is offering an emergency food pantry to meet the needs of our community. The food pantry is available for emergency needs. Hours of operation are Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. We are located at 580 S. Main Street. For information call 882-2048.

Rocky Mountain Hospice

While it can be difficult at times, volunteering can be a most rewarding and worthwhile experience. Rocky Mountain Hospice is looking for dedicated individuals who are willing to spend one to two hours per week volunteering. We ask for a time commitment of at least six months. We provide 12 hours of training, TB testing and a background check. Hospice volunteers assist end-of-life patients and their families with friendly visits and companionship, respite care for caregivers, light housekeeping, grocery shopping and end of life projects. Please contact Tina Rasmussen at (801)397-4904 or

Hospice volunteers

Hospice volunteers are needed for Harmony Hospice to give a wonderful gift: your time, companionship, yardwork and music. Become an 11th hour volunteer. Call Coy at 225-6586.

Volunteer opportunity

Rocky Mountain Care Foundation, a nonprofit organization, is looking for volunteers in Tooele. Our volunteers provide respite care, friendly visits, conversation, light household chores, and other needs to terminally ill patients who are on our hospice services. Please visit our website at Training, background check, and TB test required — all provided. Please contact Jill at (801)397-4904 for additional information.

Cat food needed

Local non-profit rescue group desperately needs cat food to feed the homeless cats in Tooele. Please drop off donations at 178 W. 700 North or the Tooele Veterinary Clinic at 1182 N. 80 East. Any questions please call 882-2667.

Tooele Animal Outreach

Tooele Animal Outreach is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization desperately seeking volunteers in our community who love animals like we do to help continue finding forever homes for abandoned and neglected animals. We need volunteers for various projects, i.e. posting animal pictures on the Internet, taking foster animals to vet appointments, organizing fundraising and adoption events, picking up donated food, blankets and medication for foster animals and fostering dogs. If you would like to find out more about our program, please contact Marci at 830-4049.

Moose Lodge

Daily lunch

Chicken salad sandwiches, shrimp and fries, fried chicken — you never know what might be on the menu.

Friday night dinners

The Moose Lodge will be serving clam chowder and fish and chips every Friday night from 6 to 9 p.m. The cost will be $10 for a cup of soup and a halibut fish and chips dinner. Come and enjoy some great seafood on Friday nights. Members who purchase five dinners either on Friday or Saturday nights will receive their next meal free.

Saturday night dinners

Saturday night dinners of ribeye or T-bone steaks, salmon, halibut or shrimp for a great price are available for members and their guests. Members who purchase five dinners either on Friday or Saturday nights will receive their next meal free.

Special guest

The Moose Lodge will host James F. Henderson Jr., supreme governor of the Loyal Order of the Moose, on Feb. 23. Our program will start at 6 p.m. with dinner, presentations and comments from our prestigious visitor. Cost of the event is $20, which includes dinner gratuity. A professional photographer will be available to take pictures with the supreme governor, you, and your spouse or your significant other from 5 to 6 p.m. and after the presentations. Please RSVP by Feb. 20 by calling the lodge at 882-2931.


Steak night

Remember the Eagles Auxiliary serves only the freshest steaks and the good fresh cut, home-cooked French fries. On Feb. 15, Barbara and Kevin Denner will cook and serve the dinners. The special is the half and half (6-ounce sirloin and three shrimp) for $10 with all the trimmings. Please come up, have a delicious dinner and socialize. Members and guests are invited.

Marvelous Mondays

The bartenders at the Eagles Lodge will be serving lunch on Mondays from noon until the food is gone. There will be a different lunch each week. The minimum cost is $2 per person. Come down, have a cool one and enjoy a great lunch. Please come out and support the Aerie.

Queen of Hearts night

The Eagles will have a fun game on Monday nights from 5 to 7 p.m. Come up, have a cool one, purchase a ticket and win the Queen of Hearts.

Past president’s meeting

The PPs will meet at the new restaurant, Anthony’s, on Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. All PPs are invited to attend.

Tooele County Historical Society

Historical books

Tooele Co. Historical Society books are available for purchase. The History of Tooele County Volume 11 is $25. The Mining, Smelting and Railroading in Tooele is $15, and we will also have eight note cards depicting four different pioneer buildings for $4. These will make great gifts for your family and friends. Contact Alice Dale at 882-1612.

Seeking historical items

Tooele Co. Historical Society would like members of the community who have any family or personal histories, photographs, books, brochures, DVDs, VHS tapes or newspaper articles that you would like to donate to our organization to please call us. We are also looking for books, newspaper articles, photos, brochures or any history that pertains to the Tooele County area. If you would like to donate them to our organization, or if you would let us make a copy for the Tooele County Historical Society, please call Alice Dale at 882-1612.

Historical sign

The Tooele Co. Historical Society has recently made a loan agreement with the Utah State Historical Society to display an old Lincoln Highway sign that was on the border of Utah and Nevada. The unique sign is on display at the Pioneer Museum.

Groups and Events

Stansbury cemetery plots

Plots for the Stansbury Cemetery are now available. Prices for Stansbury residents are $350 each through Memorial Day, and $450 each for non-residents through Memorial Day. Discounts also apply with purchases of four plots or more. Call the Stansbury Service Agency at 882-6188 or Glenn Oscarson at 840-2462 for more information.

Musical auditions

LaForge Encore Theatre Company is holding auditions for “The Sound of Music.” Auditions for Von Trapp children (ages 4 to 16), will be held March 15 from 6 to 9 p.m. and March 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Auditions for adult roles will be held March 20, 21 and 22 from 7 to 9 p.m. You only need to audition once during these times. Come with a prepared song and a short monologue/speech. Auditions will be held at West Elementary. Enter through south door. Call backs will be by invitation only on March 23 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Production dates are June 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 24 and 25.

Eagle Scout project

Bring your tired, worn, torn or faded flags to Macey’s in Tooele or Tooele City Hall and deposit in a box for Troop 1109 for Jacob Scribner’s Eagle Scout project. Boxes will be there until Feb. 15. We will properly and respectfully retire your old flags. Call 843-8074 for more information.

Tooele County Quilters

Tooele County Quilters are meeting Feb. 19 at 9:30 a.m. at the USU Extension Office. Verneal Lowry will be showing us what we can do with a square of fabric. Bring a sewing machine and basic sewing kit, plus at least two 6-inch squares of light fabric and two 6-inch squares of dark fabric (or contrast). Any questions, call Verneal at 882-0633.

St. Marguerite fish fry

St. Marguerite Knights of Columbus will be hosting a fish fry beginning Feb. 15 and continuing for the next six Fridays during Lent. Cost is $5 for a two-piece dinner and $7 for a three-piece dinner. Dinner begins at 6 p.m.

Stansbury CERT training

Stansbury Park CERT is having a CERT training for anyone in Tooele County who would like to be CERT trained. It is a one day training on March 23 at Stansbury High School. There is also some online training that you need to do before the training day. For information about CERT and the training, go to You may also contact Robin Frederickson at 882-4608.

Legislature meeting

Tooele County will host a public meeting with members of the state Legislature that represent Tooele County during the 2013 legislative session. The meeting will be held Feb. 27 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the capitol board room on the second floor of the Capitol building. The meeting is open to the public.

Summer club

The Tooele Boys & Girls Club will host a summer club from June 3 to Aug. 16. The club serves youth ages 6 to 12. Cost is $125 per month for an activity/snack fee. Cost is only $375 for the entire summer. Please note that space is limited and $125 is requested at time of registration. Register at any club location: Dow James Building at 438 W. 400 North; Youth Center at 102 N. Seventh St.; or Tooele Office at 352 N. Main St. Call 843-5719 and ask for Darlene, Marsha or Alisha for more information. Daily morning and afternoon snacks will be provided. Bring your own sack lunch.

The club will be held at the Youth Center from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and the Dow James Building from 2:30 to 6 p.m. Transportation from Tooele Youth Center to Dow James Building is provided by the Boys & Girls Club. Remember that open recreation is still operating from 2:30 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Dow James Building and the cost is $10 per year. That fee is waived for summer club participants.

Tourism Tax Grant

Organizations in Tooele County wishing to be considered for a 2013 Tooele County Tourism Tax Grant should pick up an application from the Tooele County Commission office, 47 S. Main St. Applications must be returned to the commission office by March 4 at 5 p.m. The application form includes a letter detailing what kinds of projects and organizations are eligible to apply, instructions for how to submit an application, and description of the criteria and the process the advisory committee uses. The Tooele County Tourism Tax Grant program distributes revenues generated for taxes levied on the restaurant and hotel/motel sales in Tooele County. It is the task of this committee to make recommendations as to the distribution of this money to the County Commission. For more information, contact Cheryl Adams at 843-3150.

Baseball sign-ups

Stansbury Park Youth Baseball Association will be conducting youth baseball sign-ups (ages 5 to 18) at the Stansbury Park Community Clubhouse in the board room on Feb. 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Girls softball

Tooele County girls softball is holding sign-ups Feb. 16 at Big 5 from noon to 3 p.m., Feb. 16 at Dow James Complex from 6:30 to 9 p.m., and Feb. 23 at Dow James Complex from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Registration information can be found on our website at

Tooele County Fair

The Tooele County Fair Board is accepting artwork for this year’s county fair. Our theme is Old Time County Fair. All artwork must coincide with the theme. The deadline for artwork is Feb. 21. Please bring artwork to Deseret Peak Complex, 2930 W. Highway 112, on or before the deadline. The winner will receive $100 along with two tickets to all county fair ticketed events. The winning artwork will be printed on our premium book, fair map and all printed advertising. All who participate will have their artwork displayed at the Tooele County Fair. If you have any questions, please contact Misti Williams at 843-4002 or Mark McKendrick at 843-4001.

Stansbury Park Easter event

Join us for Stansbury Park’s annual Easter egg hunt on March 30. It will be held at 10 a.m. at the Stansbury Park Clubhouse for children ages 0 to 11. The Easter bunny will be there for pictures, as well as the fire truck, cotton candy, face painting and a balloon artist.

Family Promise

An introduction to the Interfaith Hospitality Network will take place on Feb. 20 at Tooele United Methodist Church, 78 E. Utah Ave. A program of Family Promise, a community response for homeless families in Tooele County, will be presented. From 5:30 to 6 p.m., there will be a community meal. From 6 to 9 p.m., there will be presentations, Q&A and a discussion. Speakers include Karen Kuipers from Tooele County Relief Services and Tony Milner, the executive director of Family Promise Salt Lake. To RSVP and make child care arrangements, please call Melanie Beatty at (385)282-3377 or email no later than Feb. 18.

Mental health first aid course

A free mental health first aid 12-hour course will be held March 7 and March 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days at Valley Mental Health, 565 W. 900 South in Tooele. To register, please email your name, phone number, email address, occupation, employer, and brief description of why you’re enrolling to Kim Myers at If you do not have access to email, call (801)323-9900. Lunch will be provided. This course is brought to you by NAMI Utah and Tooele Interagency Prevention Professionals.

Bereavement support group

Harmony Hospice offers a weekly bereavement support group for any person who has had a loved one who has died. You do not need to be affiliated with Harmony or have had services in order to come and participate. Everyone is welcome. The group meets every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Harmony Home Health and Hospice, 2356 N. 400 East, Bldg. B, Suite 206 in Tooele. Please contact Leonard Barber for any questions you might have at 843-9054.

Sons of Utah Pioneers

The goal of the Sons of Utah Pioneers, Settlement Canyon Chapter is to keep alive the history and tremendous contributions of our early Tooele County pioneers and others. If this is something that you may be interested in joining, please attend a pot luck dinner the first Thursday of each month in the Tooele Senior Citizens Center at 6:30 p.m. Dinner is followed by a short program. Park behind the building and enter the northwest doors.

Alzheimer’s support group

Open to anyone caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia (memory issues). Learn about this disease. Get/share ideas. Bring your loved one along. Trained staff will assist them while you attend meeting. Next meeting Feb. 19 from 3 to 4 p.m. at Cottage Glen Assisted Living, 1892 N. Aaron Drive, Bldg. #5, Tooele. Cosponsored by Tooele County Aging Services (to participate call 843-4107) and Alzheimer’s Association–Utah Chapter. For information call (800)272-3900.

Mood disorder support group

Do you or someone you love have a mood disorder? NAMI-Tooele affiliation offers help, hope and healing. Please join us for support group sessions every Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. at the New Reflection Clubhouse on 900 South in Tooele. For more info, contact Kelly at 841-9903.


Outstanding volunteers

The search is on for Utah’s outstanding senior volunteer. The Salute to Senior Service program, sponsored by Home Instead, Inc., honors the contributions of adults 65 and older who give at least 15 hours a month of volunteer service to their favorite causes. Nominations will be accepted until March 31. Senior care professionals and those who work at hospitals, senior care facilities and other places where seniors volunteer are encouraged to nominate older adults. To nominate someone, visit For more information about Salute to Senior Service, call (801)542-0405.

Grantsville Senior Center

Membership is $4 for 55 and older and includes newsletter. For dates, times, appointments, activities and meals, call 884-3446. Foot appointments are on the last Tuesday of the month. Hearing appointments are on the first Tuesday of the month. Meals on Wheels are available for the homebound. A suggested donation of $2.50 for daily meals. Order meals before 48 hours. Thank you. For transport to doctor’s appointments or stores in Grantsville or Tooele, please call Holly at 843-4102. A donation of $2 for one way is suggested. The February birthday dinner will be on Feb. 22 at 4 p.m. Wayne Jones will be the entertainment.

Tooele Senior Center

The senior center is for the enjoyment of all senior citizens 55 and older. New and exciting activities have started. For info, call 843-4110. These include bridge and pinochle, arthritic exercise program three times a week, line dancing, woodworking, Wii games, watercolor class and karaoke. Meals on Wheels for homebound. Lunch served, daily donation of $2.50. The center also provides transportation to the store or doctor visits in Tooele and Grantsville areas.

Program openings

Tooele County Aging has openings in an alternative, income-based program designed to help seniors remain independent. CNAs help keep them in their homes safely, provide personal care, do housekeeping and run errands. If interested please contact Jolene Shields at 843-4104 or 4105.

Senior Circle

Senior Circle is for those ages 50 and better and costs just $15 a year per person or $27 for a couple. Call 843-3690 for more information or a membership application. Lots of great health benefits and fun activities. Feb. 25, 3:30 p.m. at MWMC, dessert with the doctor (visit with Dr. Robert Garr, cardiologist, about heart issues). June 23 to 29, trip to Mt. Rushmore/Black Hills. Cost is $599 per person, double occupancy.

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