Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

February 5, 2013
Bulletin Board – February 5, 2013


Family Valentine’s dance

Families of all ages are invited to attend the family Valentine’s dance on Feb. 8 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Dow James Building, 438 W. 400 North in Tooele. This free family event will have plenty of fun for all ages as you listen, dance, hop, skip and twist to the music. There will be lots of fun prizes and free family photographs. This is a family event. All youth must be accompanied by an adult. The family dance is sponsored by Tooele City Family Recreation and the Tooele Boys and Girls Club. If you have any questions, please contact Tooele City Recreation at 843-2142 or

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


Grantsville Irrigation

The annual meeting of the shareholders of Grantsville Irrigation Company will be held Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Grantsville Irrigation Company offices, 411 S. West St., Grantsville.

Hunter education class

A hunter education class is being offered in Grantsville on the following dates: Feb. 8, 15 and 22 with the shooting test being done on Feb. 23. Students must attend all three classes and the shooting test to pass. Students must obtain a voucher for the class from any outlet that sells hunting licenses prior to the first night of class. Class times will be from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. each night at the Grantsville Fire Station and the shooting test will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lee Kay Public Shooting Range. For more information, contact Leon Hadley at 884-6111 or Lynn Taylor at 830-7005.


Tooele City Library

Tuesdays (Feb. 12 and 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. Free breast feeding classes will be held at the library’s south side rooms on Feb. 9 at 3 p.m. The class will be taught by Janet Peterson, IBCLC, and Rebekah Furniss, child birth educator. 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.

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.

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.

West Elementary council

West Elementary’s community council meeting will be held Feb. 7 at 6:30 p.m.

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.


Hunter education course

A hunter education course will be held Feb. 5, 7, 12, 13 and 14 with range on Feb. 16. All classes will be from 6 to 9 p.m. with range time TBA. State law requires students to attend all sessions of class. All students must purchase a hunter education voucher for $10 from a license agent before attending class. Classes will be held at the Tooele County Health building at 151 N. Main St.

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.

Food drop

The Utah Food Pantry will hold the next drop on Feb. 8 in the Deseret Peak Complex parking lot. Sign ups will start at 7 a.m. and continue until 10 a.m. or until all food is distributed, whichever comes first. We keep a running tally of sign ups to make sure we have enough food to distribute, so please come early. Carpooling is encouraged, and ID is required for carpoolers to ensure they live at separate addresses. If you have any questions, please call Nancy at 841-4351.

Meal for homeless

The Grace Project is now sponsoring a meal for the homeless alongside Tooele United Methodist Church. Once a month, we are handling the Wednesday night dinner for the homeless, served at Tooele United Methodist Church, 78 E. Utah Ave., from 4 to 8 p.m. Volunteers are needed. The Grace Project is a local non-profit organization. For more info, please call (801)879-2309.

Kenya trip

Karen Duryea is returning to Kenya on Feb. 13 to continue The Grace Project’s work with local churches in the Malaba area. This trip, she wishes to provide schools supplies and medicine to the community. They are in need of a medical clinic. Duryea is the director of The Grace Project and has been working in Kenya since 2004. The Grace Project is a local 501(c)(3). If it can raise enough funds, it can recruit a doctor and nurse in Malaba and provide all medicine required to do a free medical clinic. If you wish to donate, please mail a check payable to The Grace Project, 778 W. 580 South, Tooele, UT 84074, or email Duryea and she can provide you with the account number for the nonprofit for a direct deposit. Her email address is Call (801)879-2309 for more information.

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.

Sweetheart dance

The Moose Lodge is holding its annual sweetheart dance on Feb. 9. The band Guitar Cats and the Prowlers will be playing from 7 to 11 p.m. Please plan on attending and have the best meal in town and dance with your sweetheart. This event is for members and their guests only.

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. 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. 8, Kathy and Richard Wamsley will cook and serve the dinners. The special is a two-piece halibut dinner for $9 or a three-piece halibut dinner for $11 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.

Aerie chili cook-off

The Aerie chili cook-off will be on Feb. 9. Judging will be at 1 p.m. sharp with lunch to follow. The cost is $6 per person. Prizes will be given to the winners.

Elks Lodge

Crab crack

Tooele Elks is having its annual crab crack on Feb. 16 at 6 p.m. Please prepay and sign up in the social quarters of the lodge before Feb. 11. The cost is $30 for crab, $25 for prime rib, or $40 for both.

Tooele County Historical Society

Monthly meeting

Our featured speaker for our Feb. 12 meeting will be Clint Thomsen. Clint will present a book report on his book “Ghost Towns: Lost Cities of the Old West.” Copies of his book will be available for purchase for only $9. We will meet at 7 p.m. at the Tooele Pioneer Museum, 47 E. Vine St. Please park in the rear parking lot and enter through the back door and come downstairs. Members and guests are welcome. If you would like to join our organization, our dues are only $5 a year.

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.

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.

Citizens meeting

Come discuss and learn how to get involved in local and national issues on Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. in the Stansbury High School music room. Issues to be discussed include gun control (petitions to be signed), common core education, property tax increase in Tooele County, parents told how to teach sex education to their kids by the government and agenda 21. Utah legislators are meeting now. They will pass 700 to 800 new laws that will affect all of us. Please come and discuss these important issues. Invite your family, friends and neighbors.

Cub Scout roundtable

Join us at our alternate location, Tooele North Stake Center, 583 N. 270 E. in Tooele, for Cub Scout leader roundtable on Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m. All adults working in Cub Scouting are invited and encouraged to attend each month. We offer fresh ideas each month for the upcoming themes and core values. If you have questions about Cub Scouting or specific needs or issues, please come and find the answers you need or share your successes and help others.

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 the following Saturdays: Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. to noon and Feb. 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Master gardener classes

Master gardener classes will begin Feb. 7 and run through May 9. They will be held at the USU Extension Office, 151 N. Main St. in Tooele, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. each Thursday. For more information or to register, call the USU Extension Office at 277-2400.

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.

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.

50,000 cans

Green Box Recycling of Tooele has challenged Kyle Cooper to collect 50,000 cans before the end of the semester. In return they will not only pay the value of the cans toward his tuition, but will be matching that value as well. He needs your help. Don’t throw a single can away. If you have friends who are drinking out of aluminum cans all the time, let them know you need them. Contact Cooper via Facebook at Keep checking back every day as he posts the other benefits that will come from your cans being recycled. He will also include a regular post telling everyone how close he is to the goal of 50,000 cans.

Sweetheart Ball

Tooele County’s premier Valentine’s Day event, the Sweetheart Ball, will be held Feb. 14. The event features a catered dinner, dance, keepsake photo and a silent auction of fun dates. This year’s ball will be held in the Community Learning Center from 6:30 to 10 p.m. and is a fundraiser for Sierra Allen’s service trip to Fiji this summer. Tickets are $25 per person and may be purchased until Feb. 8. However, seating is limited, so if you’re interested, call or text 841-9145. If you’re unable to attend, but would still like to support Sierra, donations are appreciated. For more information, visit Dress is semi-formal.

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.

Caregiver support class

Harmony Home Health and Hospice will be having a monthly caregiver class at the Tooele Senior Citizens Center in the library. This class is for those who are caregivers for their loved ones either in their home, their loved one’s home or if their loved one is in a care facility. If you have any questions, or for more information, contact Dee Askerlund at Harmony Home Health and Hospice, 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.

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. 8, 11:30 a.m. at Thai House, Lunch bunch, Dutch treat. Feb. 13, 5 p.m. at MWMC, wellness supper (learn from the ambulance crew when to call 911 and what to expect). 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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