Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

March 15, 2005
Bulletin Board – March 15, 2005


TFCU annual meeting

The Tooele Federal Credit Union’s annual meeting with dinner will be held Thursday, April 21, at St. Marguerite’s Parish, 510 E. Vine St., Tooele. When members actively participate and share ideas, the entire credit union benefits. Credit unions are democratically controlled financial cooperatives with elected volunteers on the board of directors. The Board doesn’t base decisions on making profit; profits are returned to members in the form of higher savings rates, lower loan rates and better services.

Tickets are available at a cost of $5 per member at the Tooele branch. The dinner is limited to 250 members, so purchase your tickets early.

Help tsunami, Sudan victims

Citizens of Tooele City and County have organized a fund raiser for tsunami and Sudan victims at the Deseret Peak Complex Friday and Saturday, June 17-18. A professional auction will be held both days; quality items will be donated by Tooele businesses and individual citizens. There will be free food donated by businesses and entertainment between auctions. Volunteers are needed to help on various committees. Call Mr. Bailey at 882-3651. Mayor Charlie Roberts and Tooele County Commissioners are fully supportive.

Veterans receive help

A service officer from the American Legion will be at the Tooele Workforce Service Center, 305 North Main Street, from 3-4:30 p.m. on March 25 to assist you in understanding and applying for rightful VA benefits, preparing and documenting application for compensation, pension, hospitalization, education and other benefits. This is a free service and veterans need not be members to qualify for assistance.

Enjoy fresh oranges

Orders for oranges picked fresh from California the day before they arrive in Tooele are being taken by calling 882-6910 or 882-7851. A case is $24 with approximately 56 oranges, or a half case is $13. Sales will help pay for an exchange of students this summer between Tooele and our Sister City of Kambarka, Russia.

Save labels for school

Harris Elementary is doing a big push for Boxtops for Education and Campbells Soup Labels. Anyone wishing to help our school collect these may call Sherry Tomboc at 882-7604 and we can pick them up or e-mail for pick up at You may also mail them to Harris Elementary, 251 N. First St., Tooele UT 84074.

Concert series

A violin and piano concert featuring April Moriarty and Todd McCabe will be held Saturday, March 19, at 7 p.m. in the Stowe Recital Hall, 36 N. Main, Tooele. Free tickets are available at Stowe Family Music, 36 N. Main #7. Call 833-9500 for ticket availability or more information.

Learn to sew

USU Extension is offering an eight-week beginner/intermediate adult sewing class taught by Diana Sagers running April 13- June 1 at the USU Extension Auditorium, 151 North Main, Tooele. Here’s your chance to learn how to sew or improve your sewing skills! You will receive instruction on how to read patterns, how to choose fabric and perfect sewing techniques. One project will be provided for you, and then you are free to sew your own project or two. You need to bring your own sewing machine. The cost is $40. Class size is limited, so register early. Call Patty at 843-2350.

Check finances

Many people go to a doctor every year for an annual physical checkup, but how often do we review our financial situations? It is important to review your finances on an annual basis to avoid problems. Utah State University Extension is offering a Financial Checkup designed to help you take a quick look at your overall situation annually.

Reserve your spot by calling 843-2350. The Financial Checkup will be March 16 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the USU Extension conference room, 151 North Main, in Tooele.

The cost is $5 and includes The Financial Checkup workbook. Class size is limited.

Increase safety

A health and safety class for early childhood providers will be held April 5, 12, 14, 18 at the Tooele County Health Department, 151 N. Main St., Tooele with cost of $15. Call Kristine at 843-2310 to register.

Feeling trapped?

If someone’s drinking is affecting your life, Alanon can help. Call 882-7756 for information.

Arts festival slated

• June 24-26 — The 20th anniversary of the Tooele Arts Festival will be June 24-26 at the Tooele City Park. This event, staffed entirely with volunteers, has become a community tradition and grown extensively through the years to become one of the best festivals in the state.

Local artists and crafters are encouraged to participate in the festival. Check the Web site to download an application and other pertinent information.

• Logo contest — The Tooele Arts Festival is commemorating its historical 20th anniversary with a logo contest. The winning designer will receive $100 plus free merchandise featuring the winning logo. Designs should incorporate mention of the 20th anniversary of the Arts Festival and should be limited to four colors. Please submit logos to Tina Curwen at the Tooele County Sheriff’s office or mail to: Attn Tina Curwen, 47 S. Main, Tooele UT 84074, or email to

Entries must be submitted by March 31. Decision of the judges is final. For more information, call Tina at 882-5600.

Donate blood

The American Red Cross along with the Tooele County Sheriff’s Office is sponsoring a blood drive in the courthouse auditorium Thursday, March 31, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please call Tina at 882-5600 to schedule an appointment. It feels good to save a life.


City council meets

The Tooele City Council will meet in a business meeting on Thursday, March 16, at 7 p.m. in the Tooele City Hall large conference room, 90 N. Main.

Redevelopment agency meets The Tooele City Redevelopment Agency will meet in a business meeting on Wednesday, March 16, at 6 p.m. at the Tooele City Hall large conference room, 90 N. Main Street.

Public hearing slated

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) second public hearing notice — Tooele County will hold a public hearing to discuss the project determined to be applied for in the CDBG Small Cities Program in Program Year 2004-05: Children’s Justice Center building improvements, and Tooele County Housing Authority programs, and comments will be solicited on project scope, implementation, and its effects on residents. The hearings will begin at 3 p.m. on March 22 and will be held at the Tooele County Courthouse in the county commission chambers. Further information can be obtained by contacting Cindy Coombs, engineering secretary, at 843-3160.

County planners meet

The Tooele County Planning Commission will hold a meeting on March 16 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at the Tooele County Courthouse, 47 S. Main, Tooele.

Adjustment board meets

The Tooele County Board of Adjustment will hold a meeting on Thursday, March 17, at 7 p.m. in the commission chambers on the third floor of the Tooele County Courthouse, 47 S. Main, Tooele.


Softball camp

The second annual girls softball camp, presented by T.C. Thunder, for girls 6-12 years will be held April 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tooele City softball park (swimming pool). Instruction will include pitching, hitting, fielding, throwing and baserunning. The cost is $35. The girls receive all-day instruction, lunch and camp t-shirt. Enrollment is limited. With questions, call Nancy or Greg at 882-5530, Mike or Nan at 882-5719 or Steve or Patty at 882-2402.

Adult softball

Tooele County is now registering teams for coed, women and men’s adult softball. Deadline is April 26. For more information, contact Aaron Perkins at 241-0057 or 843-4010.

Adult dodgeball

Adult dodgeball is open to everyone age 18 and over. The cost is $40 and includes a team T-shirt. Teams are 6-10 players and one female is required per team. Discounts will be given to full teams of six or more players. Season starts March 16 and runs eight weeks with games once a week in the evening. A season-ending tournament features first and second place cash prizes. For more information, call Trina at 843-8471.


HOA meetings

• April 5, 7 — The HOA will hold a public forum meeting from 7-8:30 p.m. in the EOC conference room in the basement of the Tooele County Courthouse to discuss revisions to the CC&Rs.

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


City council meets

The Grantsville City Council will hold its work and regular meetings Wednesday, March 16, at 429 E. Main St., Grantsville, at 7 p.m. for the regular meeting.

A public hearing will be held to consider:

• A proposed street name change (Hale Street at 500 South and south of 500 South to city limits)

• A zone change from A-10 to RR-5 Grantsville Development Company for 404 acres south of Nygreen Street (700 S)

• A zone change request by John Clay at 445 E. Clark. A-10 to R1-1

Buy trees

Grantsville City will offer large shade trees for sale to residents of the city. The city will pay half of the cost if planted in the park strip or where there is no curb between the street and your yard. Your cost is $39.50 per tree with a two tree limit.

A list of trees available and order forms are available from city hall. Order forms and payment must be in by April 1. Matching funds are limited and are on a first come, first served basis, so hurry in.

Your trees can be picked up at city hall April 8 from 3-6 p.m. and April 9 from 8-11 a.m.

G’ville Neighborhood Watch

G-ville Police will host a Neighborhood Watch Program beginning at 8 p.m. on March 17. The public is invited. The meeting will be held at city hall, 429 E. Main St.

G’ville Children’s Sociable

The 2005 G-ville Children’s Sociable will be Thursday, March 17. For questions contact Ken or Ada Goodworth at 884-6944.

Enter car show

The 11th Annual Aaron McBride Memorial Car Exhibit will be held on Saturday, March 19. It is sponsored by Grantsville City and the 121st Annual “Old Folks Sociable.”

It is 100 percent free to enter your vehicle and free for spectators. Live entertainment will be provided all day. Dash plaques for the first 150 entries. Over 20 corporate sponsored award classes and raffle prizes.

Judging done by the corporate award sponsors. Car show starts at 11 a.m. with award presentation at 4 p.m. Many food and drink vendors — bring the whole family to Grantsville City Park on Cherry St. (Across from Grantsville High School).

Any questions or to RSVP to ensure dash plaque call Jason Duhon at (435) 830-9714 or (800) 482-9714 or Craig Anderson at (435) 884-3259.

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, dinner, home show, photos, Karaoke and dancing.

Photograghs will be taken in the hospitality room for a reasonable cost. You will be able to preview the pictures there that night and choose what you’d like to order. Tickets are on sale now 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).


Easter Egg Hunt

The Stansbury Park Community Association’s annual Easter Egg Hunt will be this Saturday, March 19, at the club house. This is a free event for all children living in Stansbury Park under the age of 11. There will be plenty of candy and a visit from the Easter Bunny. The hunt starts promptly at 10 a.m., so don’t be late!

Fire protection services meet

The North Tooele County Fire Protection Service District will hold their regular monthly board meeting March 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Stansbury Fire Station, 179 Country Club.

Board vacancy announced

The Stansbury Service Agency gives notice that a vacancy for Trustee will exists to be filled by appointment of the Stansbury Service Agency Board of Directors, with the appointee serving out the unexpired term of approximately 2 1/2 years, after which the position will be filled by public election.

Persons interested in being considered for appointment must submit a statement of qualifications to the Stansbury Service Agency, 1 Country Club, Suite 1, Stansbury Park, Utah, 84074 during office hours, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., on or before March 21.

To be eligible for appointment, a person must be a registered voter residing within the boundaries of the Stansbury Service Agency. Submission of a resume may be helpful.

Contact Kim Marshall, office manager/ district clerk, for interview times and any questions at 882-6188.

Pine Canyon

Basketball event slated

Don’t miss the event of the year — our very own Lake View Ward March Madness basketball game between the Lake View young men and their leaders. Our young women will be cheerleading, and the half time show will be presented by the Lady Plungerettes. Everyone is invited on Wednesday, March 23, at 7 p.m. at the Pine Canyon Church.

Rush Valley

City hears public

Rush Valley will hold a public hearing to discuss the project to be applied for in the CDBG Small Cities Program in Program Year 2005: Addition of two bays to the existing fire station located on Park Lane. One of the bays will be a maintenance bay with all the necessary equipment to work on and maintain the town equipment and vehicles. Comments will be solicited on project scope, implementation and its effects on residents.

The hearings will begin at 7 p.m. on March 23 and will be held at the Rush Valley Town Hall, 52 S. Park. Further information can be obtained by contacting Mayor Travis Sagers or Joyce McAtee.


Volunteers sought

The Town of Stockton is looking for volunteers for the planning commission and the grants committee.


Luncheon canceled

The Tooele North Stake Singles luncheon scheduled for Saturday, March 19, will not be held due to the Tooele North Stake Relief Society Conference on that day at the Tooele North Stake Center. Our regular monthly luncheons will resume on Saturday, April 16. See you then!

Methodist Easter services

Tooele United Methodist Church’s Easter services are as follows. Please join us.

• Palm Sunday service on March 20 will start at 11 a.m.

• Rise Again, an Easter cantata will be presented by the church choir at 7 p.m. March 20.

• Easter Sunday service on March 27 begins at 11 a.m.

St. Patrick’s dinner

St. Marguerite’s St. Patrick’s dinner will be held on March 19 after the 5:30 p.m. mass. We will serve from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tickets will be $8 for adults, $3 for children 4-12 and children four and under are free. Tickets will be sold after all masses or call for tickets: Nabor Medina at 882-1310 or William Sandoval at 882-6463.

Easter Cantata

The Tooele Utah East Stake will present Savior of the World, an Easter Cantata by Janice Kapp Perry and Joy Saunders Lundberg. The public is invited to attend this musical celebration of the story of Easter on Sunday, March 20, at 6 p.m. in the Stake center at 751 North 520 East.

Christian Fellowship meets

Emmanuel Christian Fellowship meets Sundays at 11 a.m. If interested, call 224- 3333 or 882-8673. Library

Share a story

The Tooele County Bookmobile Library, Grantsville, is participating in the 11th Annual National Young Writers and Illustrators Contest sponsored by KUEDChannel 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 info or visit the library to pick up contest rules and an entry form. Contest ends Friday, April 1.

Adult Ed.

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 info.


Computer classes

The Tooele Adult Education Center is offering a beginning computer class in Microsoft Word XP, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and Windows. The class will be held at the Tooele Adult Education Center at 76 South 1000 West on Tuesday and Wednesday nights for five weeks beginning April 5 from 6-9 p.m. Adults currently enrolled at the education center will be charged $25. The fee for community participants is $50. Seniors, 55 and over, pay $45. Call 833-1994 before to register for the class. The fee must be paid in full before the first night of the class. Please call and register early.

Learn to drive

A driver’s education course for adults 18 and over will begin Tuesday, April 5, from 6-9 p.m., at our Adult Education Learning Center, 76 S. 1000 W. The class includes 18 hours of classroom instruction and 12 hours of driving and observation. Each class is three hours and will continue one night per week until May 10. You may register by calling 833-1994 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays or 4-7:30 p.m. on Monday and Thursday evenings. The cost of the driver’s education class is $170 and the first $50 must be paid before the first class. The remainder must be paid before the class ends. Adult education students currently attending our school will receive a $75 discount.


G-ville 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.


• 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

• 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.

• March 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.

• March 16 — Wellness Luncheon (topic: Social Security) meets at 11 a.m. at the health department (181 N. Main). Lunches cost $3 for members and $5 for guests.

• March 17 — Breast Cancer Support Group at 7 p.m. in the MWMC classrooms.

• March 18 — Day trip to the Huntsman Cancer Institute/Utah Museum of Natural History. Cost is $18 plus lunch. Tour the cancer research labs and visit the learning center. Learn more about skin cancer through a presentation by a Cancer Information Specialist. After lunch, the afternoon will be spent at the Utah Museum of Natural History.

Money is due one week prior to the trip to reserve your spot.

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.


RMES banquet

Tooele County Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is holding its annual fund raising banquet on April 9 at the Eagle’s Nest.

Social hour starts at 6 p.m. Enter now for your chance at a west central turkey permit. A $20 donation gets you four chances at the permit and one chance at a Remington 870 express shotgun. Come and join the fun. For ticket information, call Jimmie Emerson at 833-0225.


The Tooele Branch of the American Association of University Women will meet Thursday, March 17, 7 p.m. at Louise Hulet’s home, 733 W. 1 O’clock Dr., Tooele. Pharmacist Dave Bitmore will speak about the prescription drug benefit.

AAUW promotes equity for all women and girls, lifelong education and positive societal change. For more information call 882-9002 or 882-0265, visit and

State poet reads

Maurine Haltiner, Utah State Poetry Society’s 2005 Poet of the Year will read from her winning manuscript Thursday, March 17, at the monthly meeting of the Oquirrh Chapter, USPS. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at the home of Elaine Ipson, 449 Country Club. The meeting is open to the public. If you are interested in great poetry, plan to attend. For further information, call 882-5183.

Neighbors sewing group

The Neighborhood Sewing Group will meet Wednesday, March 16, at 9:30 a.m. in the auditorium of the extension office and make the casserole carrier which had been planned for February. Invite friends and bring a show and tell if you like.

Castaways AA

Castaways Alcoholics

Anonymous meets Monday-Friday at Noon at St. Barnabas Center, 1784 N. Aaron Drive, Tooele (Southwestern-looking church by the new hospital): open, mixed, non-smoking, wheelchair access, nursery available.

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.

Surgery support group

A monthly support group meeting is held for all weight-loss 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.

Eagles events

• St. Patrick’s dinner/party — On Thursday, March 17, corned beef and cabbage dinner will be served 5- 7 p.m. for $5 with a green beverage. Fun to be had by all.

• Friday night steak — The Eagles will serve their steak, shrimp, halibut and chicken dinners on Friday, March 18, from 6:30-9 p.m. Sean and Sara DeRyke will host the evening.

• Open pool tournament — There will be an open pool tournament on Saturday, March 19, at 2 p.m. Any questions, contact Randy Cruz at the lodge or call 830-0656.

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