Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

March 8, 2005
Bulletin Board – March 8, 2005

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.

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 www.tooeleartsfestival. org 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 e-mail to

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

Hunter education

Utah hunter education courses are being offered at the Tooele County Health building, 151 N. Main, six times throughout the year. The next session is 6-9 p.m. March 15, 17, 22-24, range 26, for a cost of $6. All of these dates (including the first) must be attended to apply for hunts. For more information, call Gene at 882-4767 or Bryan at 882-6795.

Faculties battle

The Fourth Annual Battle of the Faculties — Tooele Buffaloes vs. Grantsville Cowboys — will be held Thursday, March 10, 7:30 p.m. in the THS gym. Proceeds benefit the Tooele and Grantsville choral music programs. Cost is $3 at the door, $2 with student activity card.

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.


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

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.


City planners meet

The Tooele City Planning Commission will meet in a public hearing and business meeting Wednesday, March 9, at 7 p.m. at Tooele City Hall in the city council chambers, 90 N. Main.

• Conditional use application for Headstart Child Development Center proposed to be located at 222 N. Coleman Street by Community Action


• Conditional use application for Michael J. Butler to park and use his BBQ trailer behind the Jack’s Market building one day per week.

• Public hearing and discussion concerning proposed sign code optional revisions

Library board meets

Aan open meeting of the Tooele City Public Library Board will be held Thursday, March 10, at 7 p.m. in the conference room of Tooele Public Library, 128 W. Vine St.


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 496-3309.


Faculties battle

The Fourth Annual Battle of the Faculties — Tooele Buffaloes vs. Grantsville Cowboys — will be held Thursday, March 10, 7:30 p.m. in the THS gym. Proceeds benefit the Tooele and Grantsville choral music programs. Cost is $3 at the door, $2 with student activity card.

Adopt a pet

Wonderful animals are available for adoption at the Grantsville City Animal Shelter: Jake, a handsome and funloving German Shorthaired Pointer;

Anastasia, a sweet and easy going black German Shepard; and last but not least Hooper, a border collie/retriever mix who has a great disposition and is great to be with. You can arrange to meet these wonderful pets by calling 884- 6881 or 882-2085. Also, if you wish to view their pictures online, you can go to and go to shelters/ rescue.

Planners meet

The Grantsville City Planning

Commission will hold a business meeting on Thursday, March 10, in the Grantsville City Hall council chambers at 429 E. Main St. at 7 p.m.

GHS Community Council

The Grantsville High School

Community Council will meet on Monday, March 14, from 5-6 p.m. in the high school library. All those interested are invited and encouraged to attend. We will discuss some of the current policies and procedures at the school.

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!

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.

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 830-9714 or (800) 482-9714 or Craig Anderson at 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).


Lake expert speaks

The Stansbury Service Agency will host Lake Expert, Vincent Lamarra of Eco Systems Research Institute, at its regularly scheduled meeting on March 9, at the Stansbury Park Clubhouse at 7 p.m. Mr. Lamarra will conduct a half hour slide show presentation and a question/answer period. Mr. Lamarra hopes to dispel myths and shed light on issues regarding the Stansbury Lake. The Service Agency Board is considering contracting with Mr. Lamarra to develop an ongoing maintenance plan for the lake.

Service boards meet

A meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Stansbury Recreation Service Area and the Greenbelt Service Area and the Board of Directors of the Stansbury Service Agency will convene on Wednesday, March 9, at 7 p.m. at the clubhouse, #1 Country Club Drive, Stansbury Park.

Fire 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

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.


Planners meet

The Erda Township Planning Commission will hold a meeting on March 9 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Tooele County Courthouse, 47 S. Main St., 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.


New Christian fellowship

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

LDS Singles

March 12 is the Spring Get Together for LDS singles 46+. We will attend The Work and the Glory. The cost is $5. Meet at the Broadway building, 1000 N. 395 E., in Tooele at 1:45 p.m. to car pool. For more information, contact Wallenmeyers at 882-3184.


Library board meets

Aan open meeting of the Tooele City Public Library Board will be held Thursday, March 10, at 7 p.m. in the conference room of Tooele Public Library, 128 W. Vine St.


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

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 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 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.

• March 24 — Evening Diabetes Support Group at 7 p.m. Meets at MWMC in classrooms.

• March 28 — Skin Care Class at 1 p.m. in the MWMC classrooms. Find out how to care for your aging skin. Free makeover!

• March 29 — Birthday Bingo Night at 5 p.m. in the MWMC cafeteria. Come celebrate March birthdays and play bingo for prizes. Pizza, cake and drinks will be served! Cost is $2. Space is limited.

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.



Scout-O-Rama ticket sales start March 12, see announcement in the Tooele section of Doings. Groups Masons meet Rocky Mountain Lodge No. 11, 22 Settlement Canyon Road, Tooele, will hold its stated meeting on Saturday, March 12, at 10 a.m. at the Tooele Masonic Temple. If any Mason in the area needs a ride, please contact Past Master Gene May at 882-1222 before Saturday. All Masons are invited to attend. For more information, please call 882-1222.

N.A.R.F.E. meets

The March meeting of the Tooele chapter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees will be held Thursday, March 10, at 1 p.m. at the Tooele Senior Citizens’ Center, 57 E. Vine. Our special guest will be Tooele’s own James Gowans, District 21 Representative to the state legislature, who will give us his views on the recent legislative session. All members, guests and visitors, especially newly retired federal employees, are urged to attend. For more information call Hal at 882-5331 or Marla at 882-3876.

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 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. 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.

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.

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.

Elk events

• Meeting — The Tooele BPOE and Ladies of Elks regular meeting will start at 8 p.m. following dinner March 8.

Eagles events

• Family night — Karlyn Bishop and her family will host family night Saturday, March 12. Dinner (meatloaf and trimmings) will be at 6:30 p.m. with Eaglo to follow.

• 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 has been moved from March 19 to April 9 due to the Old Folks Sociable in Grantsville.

• St. Patrick’s party — On Thursday, March 17, there will be a party. Watch for details.

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


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.

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