Benefit shoot slated
A benefit shoot at the Long Shot Ranch is scheduled for March 12 at 10 a.m. to help pay medical bills for Rulon Higley who has cancer and no insurance. Donations are greatly appreciated and may be taken to any Key Bank. For more information, call Carolee at 884-3741.
Healing Horses Therapeutic Riding Center, which provides weekly horseback riding therapy to children and youth with disabilities, is looking for volunteers (must be at least 12 years old). The next volunteer orientation/ trainings will be Tuesday, Feb. 22, at 6:30 p.m. or Wednesday, Feb. 23. at 3:30 p.m. at the Deseret Peak Complex Indoor Arena. Healing Horses is also currently accepting new clients. For more information regarding becoming a volunteer or therapy sessions, contact Brenda 843-1134.
Find “best friend”
Your new Best Friend is waiting for you at the Grantsville City Animal Shelter! Meet Izzy, a beautiful Alaskan Malamute/Saint Bernard mix, and Elizabeth, “Lizzy” for short, a mediumsized Border Collie/Lab mix. Both dogs are spayed females, housetrained, current on shots and great with kids. Also waiting for a new home is Oscar, a handsome Schnauzer/Border Collie mix, who’s as sweet and smart as they come. Call 884-6881 or 884-4407 for more information on these and the other great dogs available for adoption in Grantsville, or visit www.petfinder. com.
Genealogy services Tooele Valley Regional Family History Center, located at 751 North 520 East, Tooele, offers genealogists free use of Ancestry.com, microfiche and microfilm, photocopies and prints. Hours of operation are Tuesdays 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Thursdays 12:30-9:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. With questions, please call 882-1396 or email UT_TooeleValley@ldsmail.net.
Family center opens Utah Family Center, dedicated to helping families succeed, announces its opening at 66 W. Vine St., Suite B, Tooele (old district offices in back). We have hundreds of free resources on parenting, discipline, literacy, homework, learning disabilities, understanding children and health. We have resources for local PTAs and school educators and a variety of classes from Love and Logic and 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families. We would love to talk to PTA, church groups, etc. We are in need of volunteers. We can be reached at 833-1960.
Wanted: Exchange students
Youth, ages 14-18 are needed for a summer exchange with Russian students. Russian language lessons will be held Wednesday evenings, 8:30-9:30 p.m. at the Tooele Seminary. Contact Gary and Karen Hunter for more information at 882-7851 or hunterhaven@hotmail. com
City planners meet
The Tooele City Planning Commission will meet in a business meeting Wednesday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. at Tooele City Hall in the city council chambers, 90 N. Main.
City council meets
The Tooele City Council will meet in a special business meeting on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 6 p.m. in the Tooele City Hall large conference room, 90 N. Main.
LEPC meeting slated
The LEPC meeting will be held Wednesday, Feb. 23, at 1:30 p.m. at the Tooele County Courthouse, EOC conference room.
Girls Fastpitch slated
Registration for Tooele Girls Fastpitch Recreational Softball will be held at the Little Theater inside Macey’s on Wednesday, Feb. 23, from 6-9 p.m.; Saturdays, Feb. 26 and March 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fee is $45 for all ages. No birth certificates are needed.
Season will start April 1 and runs through June. Practices are 1-2 times per week with games scheduled on two Saturdays: April 23 is opening day; June 4 is Super Saturday and picture day.
For more information or to help coach, call Judy at 843-0980, Diana at 833-0435, Curtis at 882-7800 or Earl at 882-7321.
The combined elementary, middle and high school orchestras of Grantsville will perform their second annual Solo & Ensemble Festival beginning with their Afternoon Recital on Saturday, Feb. 26, from 1-4 p.m. at the Stowe Music Hall, 36 N. Main, Tooele. The public is welcome to attend free of charge. The students, from beginning to advanced, will play folk, pop and classical pieces as solos and small groups. Please feel welcome to come and enjoy the students’ accomplishments in half-hour segments.
Sign up for girls softball
Come join the fun. Sign up to play Grantsville Girls Softball, ages 5-18, at the Grantsville or Stansbury branch of Tooele Federal Credit Union during banking hours Feb. 22-March 5 or during Jr. Jazz games on Feb. 26. Cost is $45. Call Troy at 884-0375 with questions.
Spring into safety
When you’re on your way, make sure your child is secured in a child safety seat. Until your child is at least eight years old or over 4 feet 9 inches tall, use a child safety seat or booster seat to secure him in the vehicle.
Free car seat checks will be performed at the Grantsville Fire Station, 26 N. Center, 1-4 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 23. No appointment necessary. If you have questions, call Brenda Nelson at 843-2310.
Call to claim stolen items
Grantsville Police still have several Christmas items that were stolen from yards in November and December. Call 884-6881 to identify and pick up the decorations which include a mechanical Santa Claus.
Cowboy family night
Dinner! Fun family entertainment! and dancing!
Grantsville High School Cowboy Club is sponsoring the annual Cowboy Family Night on March 7. Dinner will be served at 5 p.m. and the program will start at 7 p.m. Dinner will cost $4 per plate or $15 per family (up to six members) and includes the program and dancing. To attend the program only costs $2 or $1 for children 12 and under. Contributions go to Grantsville High’s Booster Club to support academics, arts and athletics. GHS memorabilia will be available for purchase.
G’ville Iraqi soldiers
Grantsville Old Folks Sociable Committee is looking for all Grantsville soldiers who have served in the Mideast during the Iraqi conflict. The servicemen and women will be honored during the upcoming Sociable. If you or someone you know has served recently in the Mideast call: Deanna Hislop at 884-6652 or Andrea Tate at 884-6532.
G’ville Children’s Sociable
The 2005 Grantsville Children’s Sociable will be Thursday, March 17. For questions contact Ken or Ada Goodworth at 884-6944.
Old Folks Sociable
Watch this newspaper for ticket sales, times and details of the Grantsville Old Folks Sociable coming up Saturday, March 19.
Service boards meet
A meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Stansbury Recreation Service Area and the Greenbelt Service Area and the Board of Directors of the Stansbury Service Agency will convene on Wednesday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. at the clubhouse, #1 Country Club Drive, Stansbury Park.
The Erda Township Planning Commission will hold a meeting on Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Tooele County Courthouse, 47 S. Main St., Tooele.
The Stockton Board of Adjusters will hold a working meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the Stockton Town Hall, 18 N. Johnson St.
Baptist revival slated
The First Baptist Church of Grantsville will host its Spring Revival on March 6-9 with Ed Chaney as their evangelist. Ed is a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity. He has been in the ministry since 1958, pastoring numerous churches, serving in various capacities and preaching over 400 revivals in his career.
The First Baptist Church is located at 235 West Main, Grantsville. Services begin at 11 a.m. Sunday morning, March 6. Evening services will be held Sunday through Wednesday starting at 7:30 p.m. For additional information, contact the church at 884-6025 or the pastor and his wife, Rush and Eve Kee, at 884-3737.
The public is invited to attend.
LDS Spanish Branch
The Tooele Ninth Branch (Spanish speaking) is meeting every Sunday at 1000 North and Broadway. Services start at 1:30 p.m. with Sacrament meeting. For more information, please contact President Gonzalez at 228-0024.
The Cowboy Christian Fellowship meets Sunday 11 a.m. at 500 N. 200 West. We are currently working on the “Purpose Driven Life.” Call 882-8673 or 435-224-3333 for information.
Share a story
The Tooele County Bookmobile Library, Grantsville, is participating in the 11th Annual National Young Writers and Illustrators Contest sponsored by KUED-Channel 7 and Emmy Awardwinning series Reading Rainbow. Children in kindergarten through third grade may enter by telling original stories using their own words and pictures and could win a set of 10 Reading Rainbow episodes on DVD and related feature books. You may visit KUED’s Website (www.kued.org.rainbow) for contest information or visit the library to pick up contest rules and an entzry form. Contest ends Friday, April 1.
Books on sale
The Friends of the Library will have a half price book sale on Saturday, March 5, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Donations of books are greatly appreciated. Leave your books in the Tooele Public Library by the Friends book store. All money generated by the sale of books is used to purchase books and books on CD or tape, which are given to the library for all to use.
The book store is open to the public on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Fridays from 1-7 p.m. Please continue to support the library.
Thursday-Friday, Feb. 24-25, register your kindergartner for September class — 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Requirements to register are:
• Be five years old by Sept. 1
• Have official state birth certificate (contact health department at 843- 2310)
• Have health exam after March 1
• Have current immunizations
If your child has not attended a preschool program prior to kindergarten, he/she may be eligible for “Get Ready” pre-kindergarten program held June 6- 30 from 8-10:30 a.m. Monday-Friday at East, Northlake or Willow Elementary Schools. The cost is $10, refundable at the end of the session if your child has missed less than two days. Pick up a registration form at your neighborhood school or call 833-1900 ext. 1152.
TJHS parent/teacher conf
Parent/teacher conferences will be held Thursday, Feb. 24, from 4-7 p.m. All parents are encouraged to attend.
Grandparents help kids
Volunteers of America, Utah, is offering the Foster Grandparent Program for limited income seniors in Tooele County. Seniors must be over 60 and willing to volunteer at least 15 hours a week with children in school settings. Eligible seniors may qualify for a monthly tax free stipend of approximately $200. Contact Jennifer at the Tooele Office at 882-3154 or 840-0462 to see if you qualify.
Grantsville senior citizens
Free coffee and pool in March — compliments of the Center board. The Grantsville Senior Center can be called at 884-3446.
• Mondays 9 a.m. aerobics; lunch at noon, reservations by 8:30 a.m.
• Tuesdays 10 a.m. ceramics; 1 p.m. Skipbo; lunch at noon, reservations by 8:30 a.m.
• Wednesdays 8 a.m. aerobics; 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. breakfast; 1 p.m. Pinochle
• Thursdays 9 a.m. Pinochle; 10 a.m. line dancing; 12 p.m. blood pressure clinic; 1 p.m. Bingo; lunch at noon, reservations by 8:30 a.m.
• Fridays 9 a.m. aerobics; lunch at noon, reservations by 8:30 a.m.
• Everyday quilting
• Feb. 25 — Valentine’s Day birthday dinner 5 p.m. with entertainment by the Sunshine Group.
• March 1 — Hearing clinic at 9 a.m. to Noon
• March 3 — Center board meeting at 7 p.m.
• March 6 — Laughlin-Mesquite trip
• March 9 — Blood sugar and blood pressure test at 9 a.m.
• March 25 — St. Patrick’s Day birthday dinner at 5 p.m. Entertainment by Shawnee Nash & Co.
• March 27 — Happy Easter
• March 29 — Foot clinic 1:30-3:30 p.m. Appointments are necessary. Tooele seniors
• Mondays — Line dancing at 1 p.m.
• Tuesdays — Advanced line dancing at 1 p.m.
• Exercise classes 10:30-11:30 a.m. — Monday, Cardio Breeze (flowing cardio, balance and stretching; Wednesday, aerobics, basic step and strength training; Thursday, Pilates and Yoga; Friday, Tai Chi and Yoga.
• DJ Tony Busico will play from 12-1 p.m. during the month of February.
• Feb. 25 — Michael Harris provides entertainment 5-6 p.m. and Ned Garcia will DJ for dancing from 6-8 p.m.
• March 4, 11, 18 — Delbert Long will DJ for dancing 6-8 p.m.
• March 25 — Ned Garcia will DJ for dancing 6-8 p.m.
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.
• Body Instincts — Meets on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. at the Pinnacle Therapy (29 S. Main). Free to members.
• Hinges and Twinges (water aerobics) — Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m. at Pratt Aquatic Center, $2.50 for members, $3.50 for non-members.
• Feb. 25 — Day Trip to Park City/ Olympic Winter Park Tour/Outlet Malls for $20 plus lunch.
• May 19-21 — Spring Getaway to Moab. Cost is $194 for double occupancy and will include transportation, sightseeing, most meals, hotel accommodations for two nights, sound/light cruise on Colorado River and a cowboy show at Bar M Chuckwagon.
Womenade’s potluck dinner
A Womenade potluck dinner will be held Wednesday, Feb. 23, 7-9 p.m. at the Tooele County Children’s Justice Center, 25 S. 100 East, Tooele. Girls 10 and older are invited to join adult members of the group. Please remember to bring: a dish to share; children’s underwear, girls or boys, any size; diapers, any size; an item for the silent auction, if you want; and if you are able, a monetary donation The mission of Womenade is to use our collective power as women to help others in our community.
Gardeners order trees
Tooele Master Gardeners will hold their monthly meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005 at the Tooele County Extension building, 151 N. Main. The business meeting will begin at 6:30 PM followed by the educational program at 7 PM. This month’s topic is specimen trees, and will presented by long time Master Gardener Joyce Tate and county horticulturist Jon Hogan. Mr. Hogan will be taking orders for trees, especially those that are not available in local nurseries but grow well in our county. Many sizes and varieties of trees will be available, and this is a great opportunity to get those that are hard to find. Plan to pay for trees when ordered. The public is welcome to attend our educational program and take advantage of ordering trees.
Order of Eastern Star
The Order of Eastern Star will sponsor a bus to Wendover on Feb. 27 at 9 a.m. The cost is $15. Meet at Albertson’s parking lot. Please call 882-3976 or 882-2564 for reservations.
Tooele Gun Club
The Round Robin is coming. Shoot it with us on March 6, 13 and 20. We need shooters of all skill levels as teams are made up of five different skill levels. We shoot 75 targets each Sunday (make-ups can be done on Saturdays) and teams are assigned specific times to shoot so your time isn’t spent idle waiting to shoot. We’re expecting 100 to 150 shooters so come join us for some shooting fun. We’re also offering a Benelli 12 gauge, 3 1/2” magnum to the winner of our raffle. For information, call John Miller at 882 2429.
Surgery support meets
A monthly support group meeting is held for all weightloss surgery patients, their supporters and those interested in learning more about the surgical treatment of obesity. At each meeting a success habits topic is featured with handouts, participatory activities and challenges.
Meetings are facilitated by support group leaders from Bariatric Support Centers International. Meetings are held every fourth Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Mountain West Medical Center, radiology break room, 2055 N. Main, Tooele. Group leader Suzie Hansen can be reached at 882-5202. For more information, contact Bariatric Support Centers International, 801-327- 6500 or www.bariatricsupportcenter. com.
• Corn beef/cabbage — The Tooele Ladies of Elks will serve their famous Corn Beef and Cabbage Dinner Tuesday, March 8, at 6-7:30 p.m. at the Tooele Elks Lodge. The cost will be $7 per plate. Reservations must be made by March 4 (takeouts also). Please call 435-882-2103 or 435-882-1514. All Elks, Ladies of Elks and their guests are welcome. Need not be a member for take outs!
• Meeting — The Tooele BPOE and Ladies of Elks regular meeting will start at 8 p.m. following dinner March 8.
• Friday night steak — The Eagles will serve their steak, shrimp, halibut and chicken dinners on Friday, Feb. 25, from 6:30-9 p.m. PMP Betty Donnelly will host the evening.
• Family night — Family night will be held Saturday, Feb. 26. The Aletha Wrathall family will host the evening. Sloppy Joes with the trimmings will be served at 6:30 p.m. at a cost of $4 for adults and $2 for kids 12 and under. Eaglo will follow.
• Auxiliary state visitation — The Auxiliary will host the state officers and sisters from around the state on Monday, Feb. 28. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. with the state meeting starting at 8 p.m. All Tooele sisters are invited to attend. If you can, bring a gift for the state project raffle.
• Easter basket auction — On Friday, March 4, the Auxiliary Sisters will make and donate Easter baskets for an auction, and a $100 Easter money tree will be raffled. All proceeds support Special Olympics Utah.
• Karaoke contest/steak — On Friday, March 11, KD Karaoke Entertainment, Keith and Debbie, will have a contest at 7 p.m. Entry free is $3 and winner takes all: one CDC and eight hours studio time with Chartbuster Karaoke Master Tracks.
• Cancer fund dinner/dance — The cancer fund dinner/ dance will be held March 19 featuring stuffed pork chops and live music. Chairman Byron and Corrie Anderson will raffle items including an electric organ.
Moose crab crack The Moose annual crab crack will be March 5 at 7 p.m. for the annual crab crack. Cost is $18.50 for crab and $15 for steak. Prepaid reservations are required before March 2. Karaoke will be provided by Kickin Karaoke at 8 p.m.
Help violence victims
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy (DVSAVA) is looking for volunteer victim advocates to provide coverage for a countywide crisis line. Training starts March 15; call now. To learn more contact Betsy at 843-1203 or 241-0337.
North American Youth Sports has several openings in their annual spring youth basketball tournament at Fremont High School in Salt Lake City April 1-2. For more information, call 800-787-3265 or tournament director Pam Molen at 801-732- 9730.
If someone’s drinking is affecting you and your family, Al-Anon can help. Call 435-882-7756 for more information.
• Discuss racial problems — A panel of community leaders will be at SLCC Feb. 24 to discuss racial problems unique to Utah and the negative impact this could have on future work environments. The panel discussion will be held from 12-2 p.m. in the Student Center Oak Room at the SLCC Redwood Road Campus, 4600 S. Redwood Road.
• Community orchestra performs — The SLCC Symphony Orchestra will perform with the Taylorsville Community Orchestra Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Taylorsville High School auditorium, 5225 S. Redwood Road. The concert is free and open to the public.
• Cirque Le Masque is coming — This new circus or “Cirque performance” features performers spinning on fabric defying the laws of gravity as they travel over water and fire with shooting lights flashing across the stage. And soon Utahans can see this modern circus in person. This spring Salt Lake Community College is bringing “theatrical circus” to Utah for the first time with a visit by Cirque Le Masque (the Mask) April 15-16.
The group will perform two separate evenings: Friday and Saturday, April 15-16, at 7 p.m. Ticket prices are: $6 for SLCC students, $10 for SLCC faculty/ staff and $15 for the general public. Tickets are available by calling the Grand Theatre box office at 957-3322.
Enter photo contest
Utah Preservation magazine’s annual photo contest is seeking images of Utah’s most intriguing historic theaters. Winning photographs will be published in the Division of State History’s awardwinning Utah Preservation magazine. Winners will also receive prizes, including custom digital enlargements from Borge Andersen & Associates, one of the contest sponsors. The contest deadline date is April 15, 2004 (postmarked). Submit entries to: Theater Photo Contest, 300 S. Rio Grande, Salt Lake City, UT 84101.
Contest Rules: 1. Subjects must be historic Utah theaters (50 years or older); 2. Limit of three entries per contestant; 3. Photos may be slides or prints (color or black-and-white) or digital images (300 dpi or higher) taken by the contestant; 4. Entries should include the location of the structure and the name, address, and telephone number of the photographer/ contestant; 5. Entries will be judged foremost on photographic quality (originality, subject, composition, lighting, etc.), but location will also be taken into account in order to encourage photos from all parts of the state; 6. All photos will become part of the Division of State History’s permanent photo collection. Due to the large number of entries, we will not be able to return photos; 7. This year there will be a “Youth Category” for photographers high-school age and younger. Youth entries should be so marked.
Get 10 free trees Ten free Colorado blue spruce tress will be given to each person who joins the National Arbor Day Foundation during February. Colorado blue spruces have silver blue-green color and a compact conical shape. They can be used as individual ornamentals, an energy-saving windbreak, a privacy screen or as living Christmas trees. The 6-12 inch trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced free of charge.
To become a member of the Foundation and receive the free trees, send a $10 contribution to TEN FREE COLORADO BLUE SPRUCE TREES, National Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410, by Feb. 28, 2005. Or go online to arborday.org.
Call for pet posters
The Auxiliary to the American Veterinary Medical Association announces a call for entries for the 2006 National Pet Week poster contest. The poster can be any size and must be colorful; may not be stapled, folded or faxed. It must be centered around the theme “Pet Power.” Entries are due Tuesday, March 1. For entry form and more information, visit www.avmaaux.org or call 800- 738-9335 (PET-WEEK). Winner will receive a $300 cash award.
Call for child writers
The Auxiliary to the American Veterinary Medical Association announces a call for entries to its annual Creative Writing Contest, open to students third to fifth grade. Entry may be a story or poem about an animal or pet, and must be centered around the theme “Pet Power”; minimum of 20 words, should not exceed 200 words. The entry must not be folded, stapled or sent by fax. Entries are due Tuesday, March 1. For entry form and more information, visit www.avmaaux.org or call 800-738-7579 (PET-WEEK). Winner will receive a $150 cash award.
Nominees are being sought for annual Pioneers of Progress Awards to salute six individuals who embody the best of Utah’s pioneering heritage and spirit. The awards honor deserving Utahns whose lives and achievements commemorate such virtuous principles of pioneering as courage, industry, integrity, faith and sacrifice.
Any current Utah resident, of any age, can be nominated in these categories: science and technology; business and enterprise; education, health, humanitarian; historical and creative arts; sportsmanship and athletics; and posthumous legacy.
Call Kathi Izatt at 801-257- 7959 for more information. Forms and background data along with a list of previous winners are available at The Days of ‘47 Website: www.daysof47.com. Applications are due Tuesday, March 8. They can be sent to: Days of ‘47 Pioneers of Progress Awards Committee, P.O. Box 11287, Salt Lake City, UT 84147- 2287, or email kathii@pwlaw. com.
Preserving Utah’s past
Utah Assistant State Archeologist Ron Rood will offer a free one-day workshop on Utah archaeology Saturday, March 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Students will learn about Utah’s earliest human inhabitants and how archaeologists study, record, document and protect archaeological sites. Participants will have an opportunity to visit two famous archaeological sites later this spring. Space is limited. Call 801-533-3564.
Cancer Crusaders Organization (aka the Utah Cancer Crusaders) announces its first major fundraiser of the year, a literary anthology called Conversations with Cancer. The anthology will feature various literary and artistic works by Utah residents. Proceeds go to The Cindy A. White Foundation for Family Members of Cancer Patients. The book will be released April 2 at a Cancer Benefit Dinner Concert. Submissions for Conversations with Cancer will be accepted until Feb. 28. Fax copies to 801- 863-7071.
WLS Patient Expo
Spring into summer with your WLS (Weight Loss Surgery) buddies at the patient expo Saturday, May 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 4001 S. 700 E., Suite 40, Salt Lake City. Bring a buddy and a dish to share.
Features include Saturday weigh-in, plus-size used clothing sale, low-carb cook-off, blood pressure check, body fat testing, metabolic testing, computer makeovers, massages, sports, internet help. Visit www.bariatricsupportcenter. com for more information.
Enter science fair
Utah Science Center and the University of Utah are calling for entries for the 2005 Salt Lake Valley Science and Engineering Fair to be held March 17-18 on the sixth floor of The Tower at Rice-Eccles Stadium, on the University of Utah campus. All middle and high school students (grades 6-12) from private and public schools within Salt Lake, Tooele and Summit counties are invited to enter.
For information and forms visit www.utahsciencecenter. org/scienfair for detailed information about. Deadline for entries is March 11.