Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

March 3, 2005
Bulletin Board – March 3, 2005


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.

Enter logo contest

The Tooele Arts Festival is celebrating its 20th Anniversary! To commemorate this historical occasion, we are sponsoring a logo contest. The winning designer will receive $100 plus free merchandise featuring the 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 South Main, Tooele, UT 84074, or e-mail to Entries must be submitted by March 31. Decision of the judges is final. For more information call Tina at (435)882-5600.


Ticket sales for Scout-O-Rama kick off March 12 8:30 a.m. at the Tooele LDS Institute, Grantsville Seminary and Stansbury Village LDS church on Village Blvd. Great prizes may be earned. Every unit, Cub Scout and Boy Scout is invited. For more information, contact Mike Perry at 882-7410.

Protect your head

Protect your head by attending a $5 education class and receive a free red multi-sport helmet courtesy of the Tooele County Health Department. Come Wednesday, March 9, 3-6 p.m. to 151 No. Main, Tooele. With questions, call 843-2310

New food bank

Utah Food Bank is beginning a new food distribution out at the Deseret Peak Complex on Hwy 112 between Tooele and Grantsville. It will be on Friday, March 4. The gates will not open until after 7 a.m., and the distribution will begin about 9:30 a.m. Those wanting food should enter from the Sheep Lane entrance. Anyone is welcome, and volunteers to help distribute the food will be needed. If you have any questions call 882-2048.

Anastasia, Cosmo await

Your New Best Friend is waiting for you at the Grantsville City Animal Shelter! Visit, enter zip code 84029, and meet Betsy, Jake, Velvet, Drizella, Anastasia, Hooper, Cosmo and Kramer, the latter two of which are adorable 10-week-old brothers who have had their first shots. Several of these hounds are puppies, several are purebreds, and all are in need of new, loving homes right away. If you don’t have web access, please call 884-6881 or 884-4407 for more information or to arrange a face-to-face meeting with any or all of these wonderful, adoptable companions.

Veterans receive help

A field service officer from the Veterans of Foreign Wars will be at the Tooele Workforce Service Center, 305 North Main Street, from 3-4:30 p.m. on March 11 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 of the group to qualify for assistance.

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.

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 more information, call Carolee at 884-3741.


County commission meets

The Tooele County Commission will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday, March 8, at 3 p.m. in room 310 of the Tooele County Courthouse, 47 S. Main, Tooele.


TC Thunder tryouts

TC Thunder 10 and under tryouts are Saturday, March 5, 1 p.m. Please contact Shonie Guymon at 843-1121 for location.

Jr. soccer

Ages 3-4 junior soccer classes start March 8, Tuesday or Thursday 5-6 p.m. for a cost of $25. This program is designed to teach young athletes the fundamentals of soccer. For more information, call Trina at 843-8471 or stop by P.L.A.Y. Sports at 1212 N. Main St. Monday-Thursday 12-2 p.m. and 4:30-7 p.m.

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 tournament at the end of the season features first and second place cash prizes. For more information, call Trina at 843-8471.

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 Saturday, 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.


GMS Community Council

Grantsville Middle School will host its next Community Council meeting on March 10 to discuss plans for the remodel and how it will affect the school this year and next. Our trustlands budget will be reviewed, and plans for teacher appreciation week will be outlined. We also hope to elect Community Council officers for the next school year. The meeting will start at 2:30 p.m. in the library — bring a friend!

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. Cost is $45. Call Troy at 884-0375 with questions.

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. — Car show

12-2 p.m. — Reception, Commons

2-3:30 p.m. — Program, auditorium

3:30 p.m. Excuse Honored Guest for Dinner

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 this 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).


Board vacancy

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

Planners meet

The Pine Canyon Planning Commission will hold a meeting on Tuesday, March 3, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium on the first floor of the Tooele County Courthouse, 47 S. Main Street, Tooele.

Rush Valley

Planners meet

The Rush Valley Town Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a meeting March 9 at 7 p.m. in the Rush Valley Town Hall.


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 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.

Cowboy Christians

The Cowboy Christian Fellowship meets Sunday 11 a.m. at 500 N. 200 West. Call 843-5301 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.


Head start recruits

The Salt Lake CAP Head Start program is currently beginning its 2005- 2006 recruitment drive. Head Start is a comprehensive preschool and family program. They provide an exceptional preschool education complimented by health and social services for the whole family. Program options include halfday and home base classes; every child receives free meals while in Head Start. Eligible families are those whose total annual income does not exceed the federal poverty guidelines or have a child with a special need. For more information, call 882-6743, visit 555 E. Vine St. or log onto

Elect THS council

Tooele High School Community Council parent elections are coming! There are three vacancies on the Tooele High School Community Council to be filled for the 2005-2006 school year. Persons interested need to be willing to serve a two-year term starting July 1, 2005. The council meets monthly and members need to make a conscientious effort to attend all meetings.

Nominations will be taken until March 15. If you wish to nominate someone or are willing to serve yourself, call the high school at 833-1978 or e-mail Community Council Chairman Lynn Andersen at fambytes@emstar2. net. Election ballets will be available April 4-6 in the front office at Tooele High School and must be turned in by 6:30 p.m. April 6 at the beginning of our regular community council meeting. All parents/guardians of Tooele High School students are encouraged to come by and vote.


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 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

• March 6 — Laughlin- Mesquite trip

• March 9 — Blood sugar and blood pressure test at 9 a.m.

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 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.

• March 4 — Breakfast Buddies meet 9 a.m. at Jim’s Family Restaurant for Dutch treat.



Scout-O-Rama ticket sales start March 12, see announcement in the Tooele section of Doings.

Cub Scout Roundtable

New and experienced Cub Scout leaders attend Cub Scout leader Roundtable on Thursday, March 3, 7:30 p.m. in the TJHS chorus room. The staff will present ideas for the April theme. Attend roundtable and help your pack become one of the great ones.

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!


Win turkey permit

Enter for your chance at a West Central Turkey Permit sponsored by the Tooele County Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. A $20 donation gets you four chances at the permit and one chance at a Remington 870 express shotgun.

Neighborhood sewing

Due to a problem at the last minute, our February meeting was canceled. We 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. Anyone who has not already contacted Kathleen Slater (882- 4118) for the pattern, please do so by March 11. The board for the bottom and the dowels need to be ordered from Geri Thomas (882-3487) by the same date. Invite friends and bring a show and tell if you like.

Homemakers meet

The Tooele Homemakers will meet Monday, March 7, at 10 a.m. at the Utah State University Extension office, 151 North Main. Tricia Fuhriman, from the Tooele County Health Department, will share information on government assistance programs (Medicaid, Medicare, etc.). We will have pork roast for lunch, provided by the officers. Please bring your favorite dessert or salad to go with the roast. RSVP to Neva Cate at 882-5386 or Barbara Hawkins at 882-1785 to make it easier to serve you.

Historical society

Members and guests of the Tooele County Historical Society are invited to a meeting on Tuesday, March 8, 7 p.m. at the Tooele Pioneer Museum, 47 E. Vine, Tooele (enter at the back).

KSL Radio personality Doug Wright will present information on the Tintic and Eureka Mining District; Doug has a keen interest in this topic and has a cabin in the town of Eureka. The History, Vol. II will be available of $25. For information, contact President Jay De La Mare at 882-1469 or Publicist Alice Dale at 882-1612.

Castaways AA

Castaways AA meets Monday- Friday at Noon at St. Barnabas Center, 1784 N. Aaron Drive, Tooele: 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.

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.

Surgery support group

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.

Special Masonic meeting

There will be a Grand Lodge Visitation with Rocky Mountain and Christopher Diehl Lodges on Friday, March 4, in Magna with dinner at 6:30 p.m. for a cost of $10. All brothers and wives are invited. For further information, please call 882-1222.

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). 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.

Eagles events

• Aerie vote — To all Aerie members: There will be a vote on whether Tooele Aerie #164 will be allowed to sign a land lease agreement with Verizon cellular, allowing them to place a communications tower and shelter on Aerie property. The vote will be held on March 3 during the regular meeting. A copy of the proposed agreement will be made available prior to the meeting — see trustees or Aerie secretary.

• Cancer fund dinner/dance — The cancer fund dinner/dance has been moved from March 19 to April 9 due to the Old Folks Sociable in Grantsville.

• Friday night steak — The Eagles will serve their steak, shrimp, halibut and chicken dinners on Friday, March 4, from 6:30-9 p.m. PMP Betty Donnelly will host the evening.

• 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 — Moose events

• 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.

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