Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

February 24, 2005
Bulletin Board – February 24, 2005


Fix up that old chair

Utah State University Extension Office is offering an evening upholstery class March 7-18. It will run 5-9 p.m. every weeknight. The cost is $50 plus supplies used. If you plan on attending this class you must register and attend orientation. For more information or to register, call Patty at 843-2350. Class size is very limited and is on a first come-first serve basis, so call early.

Emergency food, clothing

The pantry is open to all in need. There is adult and children’s clothing. The pantry is open Saturdays 10 a.m. until Noon at First Baptist Church, 580 South Main Street. If you have an immediate need please call Pastor Jon at 882-2048.

Tsunami benefit extended

Local Thrivent Financial for Lutherans chapter has extended its garage sale benefit for tsunami victims to Saturday, Feb. 26, at the new St. Barnabas center on Aaron Drive in Overlake starting at 9 a.m. All proceeds and a matching grant for $1,600 will go to tsunami victims.

Benefit shoot slated

A benefit shoot at 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 information, call Carolee at 884-3741.

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 medium- sized 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, 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

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 and 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,


 Board meeting slated

The Tooele County School District Board of Education meeting will be held Tuesday, March 1, at 6 p.m. — 92 S. Lodestone Way, Tooele.

County commission meets

The Tooele County Commission will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday, March 1, at 3 p.m. in room 310 of the Tooele County Courthouse, 47 S. Main. A public hearing will be held to take comment on a proposed amendment to chapter 16 of the Uniform Zoning Ordinance, for sideyard setbacks for accessory buildings.


 Deseret Peak softball

A meeting for all coaches and players of Deseret Peak softball will be held March 1 at 7 p.m. at the Deseret Peak Fireman’s Museum. It is mandatory for at least one team member to attend. For more information, contact Aaron at 241-0057.

FAST classes begin

F.A.S.T. (flexibility, agility and speed training) classes will begin Saturday, March 12, at the Tooele Junior High School on Saturdays. Certified trainers will instruct the classes. Boys and girls ages 4-12 are invited to attend this four-week class for $20. The times and age groups are: ages 4-6 9-10 a.m.; ages 7-9 10-11 a.m.; and ages 10-12 11 a.m. to Noon. Registration will begin a half an hour before each class on March 12. Agility training plays an important role in co-ordination, acceleration, balance and reaction development, skills essential in all youth sports. Call for more information — Craig at 496-3275 or Rion at 496-3329.

Girls Fastpitch slated

Registration for Tooele Girls Fastpitch Recreational Softball will be held at the Little Theater inside Macey’s on Saturdays, Feb. 26 and March 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fee is $45 for all ages ($10 late fee). Season will start April 1 and runs through June. Games are 1-2 times per week, including 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.


 Orchestra Performs

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 halfhour 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 through March 5 or during Jr. Jazz games on Feb. 26. Cost is $45. Call Troy at 884-0375 with questions. 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

The 121st Annual Grantsville Old Folks Sociable is slated for Saturday March 19. All events take place at the Grantsville High School unless noted. The schedule of events includes: car show at the Grantsville City Park 11 a.m.-4 p.m. — 12-2 p.m. — Reception, Commons 2-3:30 p.m. — Program, auditorium 5-6:30 p.m. — Program, auditorium 4-8 p.m. — Dinner, Commons 3:30-10 p.m. — Home Show, Arts & Crafts, Hospitality, Photo in the new gym 5-8 p.m. — Entertainment, new gym 8-11 p.m. — Karaoke, new gym 5-8 p.m. — Dance-Bud Hutchings Band, old gym 8:30-11 p.m. — Dance-Black Diamond, old gym Tickets will be available for purchase starting next week at: Soelberg’s, Tooele Transcript-Bulletin, Kravers in both Grantsville and Stansbury, Way Station, Handy Corner, Macey’s, Grantsville City Hall, Senior Circle (inside the Mountain West Medical Center).


 Planners meet

The Stockton Planning and Zoning Commission will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, March 1, at the Stockton Town Hall, 18 N. Johnson St. from 7-9 p.m.


St. Marguerite’s Church Sunday, March 6, St. Marguerite’s will collect food for our First Sunday Food Drive. All the food collected goes straight to our local food bank here in Tooele. Thank you for your continued support!

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 Master of Divinity. He has been in the ministry since 1958, pastoring numerous churches, serving in various capacities, 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.

Cowboy Christians

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 Award-winning 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 web site ( for contest information or visit the library to pick up contest rules and an entry form. Hurry! 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.

Adult education

 Get HS diploma

Get your high school diploma at the Tooele Adult Education Center, 76 S. 1000 West. The center offers all classes required for a high school diploma, adult basic education, GED preparation, word processing, driver’s education and English as a Second Language.

Register now so you can graduate in June! The low fee of $25 per semester covers all core classes you may want to take. Call 833-1994 for additional information.

Computer classes

The Tooele Adult Education Center is offering an advanced computer class in Microsoft Word XP, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and Windows. The class will be held at the Center, 76 S. 1000 W. on Tuesday and Wednesday nights for four weeks beginning March 1 from 6-9 p.m. Adults currently enrolled at the Center will be charged $20, community participants pay $40, seniors, 55 and over, pay $35. Call 833-1994 before March 1 to register for the class.


 Stansbury reads

Stansbury Park Elementary Literacy Night is Wednesday, March 2, 6:30 p.m. Come celebrate Read Across America Day — for preschool, Kindergarten and first grade children, ages 4-7, and parents — an evening filled with great ideas to make reading a magical and meaningful experience. Enjoy a parent workshop, magician, make-and-take activities. Pre-register at the school by Monday, Feb. 28.

Guide good choices

Are you the parent of a fifth or sixth grade student who attends East, West, Copper Canyon, Middle Canyon, Northlake, Overlake or Harris Elementary?

Then Guiding Good Choices is for you! In this five-week workshop series you will learn about important issues facing your child as he or she gears up for the teen years. The next classes will be taught at Tooele High School. Tuesday class begins March 1 at 7 p.m. Wednesday class begins March 2 at 7 p.m.

Call Melissa at 843-0392 to register or ask questions. Hurry! Workshops fill up fast!

Middle Canyon science fair

Middle Canyon Elementary is holding its science fair on Wednesday-Thursday, March 2-3. The public is invited to view the science fair projects on March 3 from 5-7 p.m. in the school’s cafeteria.

Board meeting slated

The Tooele County School District Board of Education meeting will be held Tuesday, March 1, at 6 p.m. — 92 S. Lodestone Way, Tooele.

Copper Canyon council

Copper Canyon Elementary will hold a community council meeting on Thursday, Feb. 24, at 6:30 p.m. in the media center. All parents with children attending Copper Canyon Elementary are invited to attend this meeting. If you have any questions about community council or concerns that you would like addressed at this meeting, please contact Holly Royle at 882-6517.

Preschool available

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.


Grandparents help

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 seniors

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.


 Boy Scout Roundtable

Boy Scout Roundtable for all Boy Scout leaders, Young Men’s presidencies and Primary presidents will be held Thursday, March 3, 7:30-8:30 p.m. in the Tooele Junior High library. This month’s featured subjects include Court of Honor, songs and skits, Spring Merit Badge Pow Wow-Camp O Ree. See you there!


 NWTF banquet slated

Tooele County National Wild Turkey Federation banquet will be March 19 at the Deseret Peak Complex. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner is at 7 p.m. A free calling seminar will begin at 2 p.m. For information, call Bob Pannunzio at 882-8558.

Horsemen meet

The West Desert Back Country Horsemen will hold a monthly meeting Monday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. in the basement of the county courthouse. Paul Dart of the U.S. Forest Service will be the guest speaker. The public is welcome. See you there.

Alzheimer’s support

The next meeting of the Alzheimer’s Support & Education Group will be Tuesday, March 8, at 2:30 p.m. at the Tooele Senior Citizen Center, 50 E. Vine. Those interested in attending this monthly group or for more information, call Frank Reed at 882-2870 ext. 130.

Diabetes support

The Diabetic Support Group will meet Wednesday, March 2, at the Tooele Health Department building at 11 a.m. This month Judy Rigby will talk about Medicare and Medicade. We invite all who are interested to attend. For information, call Carol Rawlings at 843-9787.

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 group 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.

Elk events

• 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). P lease 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.

Eagles events

• 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 events

• March 5 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. Pre-paid reservations are required before March 2. Karaoke will be provided by Kickin Karaoke at 8 p.m.

• March 5 Frozen tee shirt contest — Great prizes for first, second and third places. A donation of $2 is requests; kids are welcome. The contest will be during Karaoke.


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.


 Feeling trapped?

If someone’s drinking is affecting you and your family, Al-Anon can help. Call 435-882-7756 for more information.

Avoid business errors

Salt Lake & Tooele Employer Committee (SLTEC) Seminar, sponsored by Tooele City, will be held Wednesday, March 9, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Avoid the “10 Most Common Employment Law Mistakes Made by Supervisors and Managers.”

What you will learn by attending this seminar:

• How to protect yourself and/ or your employer from liability

• Recognize common legal mistakes and how to avoid them

• Steps to take back for supervisors, leads and managers in your organization

• Current case studies which may mirror issues in your workplace Registration is at 11 a.m.; lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.; presentation is from 12- 1:30 p.m. at the Little America Hotel, Ballroom A, 500 South Main Street, Salt Lake City. Cost is $32.

If you have questions or special needs, such as parking or auxiliary communicative aids, due to a disability, please contact Sylvia Farrand, (801) 468-0239 Register by March 7.

Casting call, Makeover On Saturday, March 5, ABC

TV will send scouts to cast people from the Utah area to be featured in an upcoming episode of Extreme Makeover. The open casting call will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Crossroads Plaza Lower (Food Court) Level.

Participants will also be able to register for a Downtown Mall drawing for a $250 Nordstrom Gift Certificate, spa package at Sanctuary Day Spa, and Makeover package from Bellezza Hair Salon.

All candidates must be U.S. citizens and in good physical health.

Opera by children

Utah Festival Opera’s Education Program known as Opera by Children™ has aided over 140 classes statewide this school year in creating original operas. In March, 45 of the classes from Cache, Logan, and Box Elder Districts will perform at the Ellen Eccles Theatre in downtown Logan. UFO invites you to attend the Children’s Opera Festival March 9-11, 15-18, and 29-31 at 7 p.m. Admittance is free and open to the public; no formal tickets are required.

The children have been working for the entire school year to write librettos and music, design sets and costumes, and to rehearse their shows for public viewing. This year’s presentations will include productions of original children’s operas with subjects ranging from hurricanes and shipwrecks to Spanish explorers and castles. The remaining 100+ operas are created by students from the Tooele, Davis, Salt Lake, Wasatch, Garfield, Granite, Alpine, Weber, Washington, and Preston school districts, and will be performed in local venues.

Grants available

The Utah Arts Council announces its Project Grant for Individual Artists. Applications are available online through or interested artists may contact the Utah Arts Council at 236-7553.

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