Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

September 3, 2020
Bulletin Board – September 3, 2020

Tooele

Senior Center

The senior center is for the enjoyment of all seniors 60 and older. Center hours are Monday thru Thursday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. to Noon. New and exciting activities include bridge, pinochle, bingo, crafts, pickleball, Mexican train, tangled art, yoga, exercise program, line dancing, wood carving, Wii games, watercolor class movies and health classes. Meals-On-Wheels available for homebound. Lunch served weekdays. For 60 and above, suggested contribution is $3. For those under 60, cost is $5. Transportation available to the store or doctor visits for residents in Tooele and Grantsville areas. For transportation information call 435-843-4114. For more information about the Tooele center, call 435-843-4110.

Tooele Pioneer Museum

47 E Vine Street, Free Admission. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Open most Tuesdays year round 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Open other times by appointment. Call 435-882-3168, 435-830-9784, 435-840-5139. World Class Indian arrowhead collection. www.tooelepioneermuseum.org, 

Mobile Vet Center

To better serve veterans located in Tooele County, the Mobile Vet Center (MVC) will visit Tooele every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the eastern side of the Walmart parking lot, 99 W. 1280 North, Tooele. The MVC provides free, confidential counseling for theater veterans of all conflicts. For further information contact Dave Brown at 801-255-1499, call our 24/7 national call center 1-877-WARVETS or visit vetcenter.va.gov

Donate to library

Please remember the “Friends of the Tooele City Library” while doing home cleaning and donate your used books to the bookstore in the library. Money from book sales is used to support programs within the library. The library is located at 128 W. Vine St. For more information, call 435-882-2182 or go online to tooelecity.org. Thank you for your support.

Books for the Whole Family

Donated children’s books and paperbacks are for sale for 25 cents, and hard-covers are being sold for $1 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Fridays, 5-8 p.m. on Mondays and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Tooele City Library. All proceeds go back to the library for projects and programs.

Community Book Sharing Box

The “Little Free Library” book sharing box is a FREE Book Exchange. Anyone can take a book or bring a book to share. Come check out the newest box located at 965 S. 1050 W. in Tooele. There are a variety of books for all ages. To learn more and find a location near you go to www.littlefreelibrary.org, under the MAP tab, enter your zip code. For more information call or text Kathy Witt at 435-849-7806.

Grantsville

Share the past

Share the past, submit a history, obituary, or a picture of a deceased relative. The Family History Center in Grantsville is assembling a record of Grantsville residents. Your submission may be made by emailing to spitzyjk@msn.com or by coming into the center at 115 E. Cherry St., or by mail to PO Box 744, Grantsville, Utah 84074. Come in and receive help from our trained consultants. For more information, call 435-884-5018 or 435-224-5010.

Senior Center

The senior center is for the enjoyment of all seniors 60 and older. Center hours are Monday thru Thursday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. to Noon. New and exciting activities include pinochle, bingo, crafts, bunko, therapeutic coloring, flint knapping, yoga, fly tying and exercise program, wood carving and health classes. Meals-On-Wheels available for homebound. Lunch served weekdays. For 60 and above, suggested contribution is $3. For those under 60, cost is $5. Transportation available to the store or doctor visits for residents in Tooele and Grantsville areas. For transportation information call 435-843-4114. For more information about the Grantsville center, call 435-884-3446.

Daughters of Utah Pioneers

The DUP is seeking any family histories, photographs, books, stories or vintage artifacts (before 1900) to display at the DUP Grantsville Museum, located at 378 W. Clark St. (in the basement of the J. Reuben Clark Farmhouse across from the Grantsville Cemetery). For more information, call Ellen Yates at 435-884-0253 or Coralie Lougey at 435-884-3832. Visit www.grantsvilledupmuseum.com or www.exploretooele.com.

Grantsville Irrigation

Grantsville Irrigation does not have an exact shut off. We are trying to stay on until October 1 but there is a possibility it will be sooner. The decision is made based on the level of the reservoir. Agricultural users have two regular turns for the season. Residents have been allotted 150,000 gallons per residential share. There are shares available to lease for those over the allowed amount. Please contact the office for the current meter reading. 435-884-3451 or gicwater@gmail.com.

Schools

St. Marguerite Catholic School

Students of all faiths are welcome from preschool through 8th grade at Tooele County’s only faith-based school. Featuring all-day Kindergarten, all-day preschool, junior high grades 6-8, small class sizes, and an enhanced STEM curriculum. Give us a call at 435-882-0081 or visit www.stmargschool.org.

Education

Tooele Technical College

Programs with space available include the POST (Peace Officer Standards Training) program (Satellite Police Academy), Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) program and Software Development. These programs and others are offered at Tooele Tech. Enroll today and begin training for a promising career. Visit tooeletech.edu or call student services at 435-248-1800 for more information.

Adult Education

Get your high school diploma this year at the Tooele Community Learning Center. 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 435-833-8750. Adult education classes are for students 18 and over.

ESOL

ESOL conversational classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Tooele Community Learning Center. ESOL students may also come anytime the center is open for individualized study. Registration is $50 per semester. Located at 211 Tooele Blvd. Call 435-833-8750 for more information.

Early Head Start

DDI VANTAGE Early Head Start offers NO COST weekly home visits for families who are eligible under the age of 3. Home visits include parent and child education, assessments, and family support services including nutrition education. We also offer comprehensive health services for expecting mothers including prenatal parent education and support services. Apply online- ddivantage.org or call 435-882-3439.

Free developmental evaluation

DDI VANTAGE Early Intervention offers NO COST developmental evaluations for children ages birth to 3. We provide a full range of services for children with developmental delays or disabilities. Our goal is to minimize the effects of the delay and reduce the need for long-term services throughout their school years. For more information call 435-833-0725 or visit us at ddivantage.org 

Grantsville Elementary

The next Grantsville Elementary Community Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 25,  2020 at 4:00  p.m. in the GES library.  All parents are encouraged to attend.  The meeting will be held in person, with appropriate distancing and masks required. However, if anyone is uncomfortable with being there in person, we will be happy to invite them to participate via Zoom. Please email phaycock@tooeleschools.org to request a Zoom invitation.

Tooele High School

Tooele High School is accepting applications for the Annual Athletic Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony, to be held Friday, October 2nd. Applicants must have graduated from THS at least 10 years ago. Email Athletic Director Catham Beer at cbeers@tooeleschools.org for an application or pick one up at Tooele High School  (301 W. Vine St. Tooele, UT 84074).  Application is due by 5:00 PM on Friday, September 25th. 

Tooele Jr. High School 

Nominations are now being accepted for the Tooele Jr. High School Community Council. Any parent or guardian of a current Tooele Junior High School student is eligible to run. If you are interested in being nominated, please contact the office no later than September 4 so that ballots can be prepared. Nomination forms are also online on the Tooele Jr. High School Website under Community Council. Candidate names will be posted after September 4 on the school’s website and at the office. The election will be held at Tooele Junior High School during business hours, 7:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. September 8 to 10. If you have any questions about the Council or the election, please contact Principal Bill Gochis at 435-833-1921.

Charity

Tooele Children’s Justice Center

Tooele Children’s Justice Center is in need of DVD-Rs, soda, bottled water and snacks. We appreciate all donations. For inquiries or drop-off, call 435-843-3440. 25 S. 100 East, Tooele.

United Methodist Dinner

Tooele United Methodist Church offers a free dinner every Wednesday. Coffee and social hour starts at 4 p.m. and dinner is served from 5-6 p.m. All are welcome.

First Baptist Food Pantry

The First Baptist Church in Tooele is offering an emergency food pantry to meet the needs of our community. Hours are Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. First Baptist Church is located at 580 S. Main Street. For information, call 435-882-2048.

Baby blankets needed

Baby blankets are needed for the nursery at Mountain West Medical Center. Blankets should be new and in good condition. Homemade blankets are also accepted if new. Donations can be turned in to the volunteer desk at Mountain West Medical Center, 2055 N. Main Street in Tooele. Call Diane at 435-843-3691 with any questions.

Community Closet

Clean out your closets. The Community Closet is accepting donations for gently used clothing. Donations are accepted at your neighborhood school. Contact Christy Johnson at 435-830-4706 with any questions.

Moose

Meals at Lodge

Friday and Saturday night dinners will be served from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Friday night dinners change weekly or you can order from the menu items Saturday night. All meals are for a reasonable price. No orders taken after 8:45 p.m.

Daily lunch specials are available at the lodge from 11 a.m.

Take out orders can be called in during our operating hours and picked up at the lodge at the time agreed on. 

For members and their guests only.

Events

Veteran’s Day dinner’s are back. This month it will be on Thursday  September 24 at 5:30 p.m.  Please come help recognize/honor one of our Veteran’s. For members and their guests only.

The ID/UT Moose Association will be held in Tooele on October 1 to October 4. Please plan on attending.

Eagles

The social room is open daily 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily, staffed with volunteer bartenders, please tip accordingly. 

Meetings

Aerie Meetings are on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 8 p.m.  

Auxiliary Meetings are on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at 7 p.m.  

Raffle

Meat Raffle Drawing- September 5th we will have a $500.00 Meat Raffle Drawing, tickets $5.00/ea or 5/$20.00, tickets available with your membership newsletter or in the Social Room, proceeds to the Aerie home.

Disabled Veterans 

Chapter 20

The “Jordan M. Byrd” Tooele County Chapter 20, for the Disabled American Veterans holds monthly general membership meetings at the Pioneer Museum, 47 E. Vine Street (rear basement door entrance) in Tooele, every third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. We welcome and invite all veterans to come join us in the comradery with other veterans at our monthly meetings. Chapter 20 now has trained Chapter Service Officer’s (CSO’s) to answer questions concerning your VA benefits. Nations Service Officers (NSO’s) are available by appointment to help veterans and their families submit claims for compensation, obtain health and educational well-earned benefits. ALL DAV services are Free of Charge. For information, please join our monthly meetings. No monthly meetings are held in December. Call commander Penny Larson 801-359-8468 or Adjutant Curtis G. Beckstrom at 435-840-0547 or Senior Vice Dustee Thomas at 435-830-8487. Please leave messages if no contact.

COVID-19 Help for DAV

The Disabled American Veterans National Office has established a relief fund to provide financial aid to service-connected disabled veterans who have lost employment or income due to the COVID-19 Virus Pandemic. The issued grants are meant to help these disabled service connected veterans, pay bills, obtain food and provide for their families during these difficult times. 

The application for this relief can be found at DAV.org/COVIDrelief. Veterans will need to fully complete the application and provide documentation verifying their status as a service-connected disabled veteran who has lost employment as a result of the pandemic. Disabled veterans who are small business owners or who work independently and have been negatively impacted financially as a result of the virus may also be eligible for this assistance.

Historical Society

Monthly Meetings

The Tooele County Historical Society will hold it’s next meeting Tuesday October 13 at 7:00 p.m. The September meeting has been cancelled due to the Corona Virus Covid 19. If you would like to present a history of Tooele County contact Alice Dale, President at 435-882-1612.

Groups and Events

Tooele County Arts Guild 

All artists from Tooele County age 13 and above are welcome to join the Tooele County Arts Guild for an evening, or for the year as a member. Benefits of membership include the opportunity to display your artwork for show and sale in various venues around Tooele County, as well as regular updates on events in our community. The best benefit is meeting other artist friends you wouldn’t meet otherwise! Call 435-228-8217 for more information. 

Ladies Community Club of Tooele

To view upcoming events, learn more about our organization, or to become a member, please visit gfwctooele.org. 

TOPS Weight Loss Support Group

The TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Weight Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday in the Cornerstone Baptist Church located at 276 E. 500 North, Tooele. Weigh-in begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by a meeting at 6 p.m. Men, women and children are invited to attend. Come and let us help you live a healthier lifestyle! For more information visit TOPS.org or contact Mary Lou Beck at 435-228-8202.

Museum volunteers needed

Tooele Valley Museum & Historical Park is seeking volunteers. Do you enjoy history or science? Volunteers at the museum can gain new skills or practice old ones. We are looking for people to help with organization, exhibit development, gardening and educational program development. Volunteer positions are seasonal and year round. Scheduling is flexible. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. To apply or request more information, send email to: stephanies@tooelecity.org

Tooele Gem and Mineral Society 

The Tooele Gem and Mineral Society meets the first Thursday of the month. Meetings are held from 7 to 9 p.m. in the downstairs conference room of the Pioneer Museum, 47 E. Vine St., Tooele. Come and learn about rocks, minerals, and ways to craft them, and enjoy field trips for rock collecting. Membership is $15 per year. For more information email tooelegemandmineralsociety@gmail.com. 

Tooele Valley Free Masons

Tooele Valley Free Masons meet the second Friday of each month for dinner and socializing. If you are interested or have questions, please join us at the Lodge, located at the corner of Settlement Canyon Road and state Route 36, or call at 435-277-0087.

Tooele Family Al-Anon

Al-Anon meetings are held Wednesdays at 11 a.m. in the Tooele Pioneer Museum’s basement at the back of the building. For questions or more information, please call Allene at 435-830-0465 or Perky at 435-241-2217.

Tooele Al-Anon Choices 4U

This group meets Sundays at 5 p.m. at the Mountain Faith Lutheran Church, 560 S. Main St., Tooele. For more information, contact Gesele at 435-224-4015 or Jo-Ann at 435-849-4180.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 60 S. Main Street. Daily at noon and 8 p.m. Park in back.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are also held every Tuesday and Thursday at 7 p.m., at St. Barnabus Church, 1784 Aaron Dr., Tooele.

Young People in Recovery

Young People in Recovery (YPR) hold all recovery meetings on Thursdays at 6 p.m. in the Grantsville City Library, and also on the first and third Friday of the month at 5:30 p.m. in the Remington Park Apartments’ Clubhouse, 495 W. Utah Ave., Tooele. Questions contact Adam at 480-695-6611, Audrey 435-255-9518 or Heidi at 435-255-9905.

Family support group

Get your loved one sober. The USARA Craft family support group is held Mondays at 6 p.m. in the large reading room at the Tooele City Library. Group books and materials provided. Craft is a free program for family members who have a loved one with a substance use disorder. For more information, call Heidi Warr at 435-255-9905.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Group

Join us the 2nd Monday of each month from 2-3 p.m. at Mountain West Medical Center in Tooele. The Tooele County Health Department’s Aging Services program is the sponsor for these Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Groups. The groups are designed to provide emotional, educational and social support for caregivers. Questions call 435-277-2440.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous

Are you having trouble controlling the way you eat? Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) is a free, 12-step recovery program for anyone suffering from food addiction. Meetings are held every Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Pioneer Museum, 47 E. Vine Street in Tooele. Enter at the north back entrance. For more information, call Millicent at 435-882-7094 or Colleen at 435-882-9019 or visit www.foodaddicts.org. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Tooele County Aging

Tooele County Aging is looking for volunteers to help us meet the needs of seniors in the community. Many seniors require assistance and need rides to doctors or other professionals. Rides help seniors live more independent lives. Call 435-843-4114 for more information. The Grantsville and Tooele Senior Centers also are in need of volunteers. For more information about volunteering at the Grantsville Center call 435-884-3446. For volunteering at the Tooele Center call 435-843-4110.

Life’s Worth Living Foundation

Suicide support group meetings are held every fourth Thursday at 7 p.m. at Mountain West Medical Center, 2055 N. Main Street in Tooele, in the classroom by the cafeteria. If you struggle with suicidal thoughts or have lost a loved one to suicide, please plan on attending. Please go on Facebook and like our page to keep current with our latest news and events. Contact us on that page. Visit lifesworthlivingfoundation.com or call 435-248-LIVE.

Parkinson’s disease Support Group

A diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease can be overwhelming for the newly diagnosed. Tooele has a support group for persons with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers. You can learn how others are coping with PD and how to live well. We meet the third Friday of each month from 1-2 p.m. at Tooele Technology College, 88 S. Tooele Blvd., Tooele. For information, call Hal at 435-840-3683.

Tooele Naranon “Circle of Hope to Recovery”

Tooele Naranon meets Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at 134 W. 1180 North, Ste. 4 in Tooele (Bonneville Mental Health). Open to all those affected by someone else’s addiction. As a 12-step program, we offer help by sharing our experience, strength and hope. For more information, please contact Terri at 435-313-4851.

Military Items Wanted

When you no longer want your military items, do not take them to Deseret Industries or a thrift store. Bring them — hats, helmets, dress uniforms, boots, shoes, pants, jackets, backpacks, belts, canteens, pouches, old photos, etc. — to 775 S. Coleman Street. They will be displayed with honor and respect. Call Matthew or Tina at 435-882-8688.

Children’s Choir Auditions

Rising Voices Children’s Choir is an auditioned children’s choir for children 7-14 years of age. The talented Katelynd Blake, owner and director of Blake Music Studios, directs the choir. Blake has a degree in vocal performance and has taught at the collegiate level. If your child loves to sing and you are looking for an exceptional musical experience for them, this is it. For more information and to register for an audition, please visit blakemusicstudios.com or call 435-277-0755.

Rocky Mountain Hospice

Want to have more meaning in your life. Do you want to do something that is satisfying and of great service to your community? Then become a Rocky Mountain Hospice volunteer. No experience required. All training, background check and TB tests provided by Rocky Mountain. The only requirement is your desire to help someone in need. Please contact Crystal Erickson at Willow Springs Rocky Mountain Care at 435-843-2094 or Sandy Parmegiani at Rocky Mountain Hospice at 801-397-4902.

The Next Chapter

The Next Chapter is a free social support and educational program to help widows and widowers adjust to the loss of their spouse through monthly activities. You are invited to join others who are on the same page as you, to begin a new chapter in your life story. Call Sarah with Tooele County Aging Services at 435-277-2456 for more details.

Sons of Utah Pioneers

Anyone interested in the history of Tooele City, Tooele County or Utah pioneers, we need you. The Son of Utah Pioneers are currently curtailing our meetings due to the pandemic, but watch this bulletin and we will announce our next meeting, which will be a virtual meeting. Also watch for an announcement of the opening of the James Bevan Pioneer Museum when it is safe to admit the public. For more information about the Sons of Utah Pioneers, contact  Howard Yerke, Membership Chairman, 435-841-9718 or hyerke24@gmail.com

TC Squares Dance Club

The TC Squares Dance Club has begun dancing again on Mondays at the Clarke Johnson Jr. High Cafetorium, 2152 N. 400 West, Tooele, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Please bring finger food to share. For more information, contact Woody at 435-850-2441, Roberta at 801-349-5992 or visit the club’s website at tcsquares.com.

Tooele County Homemakers

We would like to invite all ladies to our Homemakers club. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month with a luncheon and raffle, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., September through May. Located at 151 N Main, in the auditorium of the Health Department and USU Extension offices. Come out and enjoy some fun. $5 due per year. For more information, call Eileen 435-882-5009 or 435-849-0854, Dianne 435-224-4814, or Thiel 435-238-8245. Thank you and we hope to see you all this September. 

Tooele County Quilters

All meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month in the Tooele County Health Dept. auditorium. Dues are $20 per year to be paid at the first meeting. 

First Baptist Church

The Food Pantry at First Baptist Church is open on Saturdays from 10 am to Noon for those who are in need of food. There are no requirements to receive food. We hope to be a blessing to you. We are located at 580 S. Main St., Tooele. (882-2048)”

St. Marguerite Church

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION (RCIA)

Anyone age 16 or older interested in learning about the Catholic faith; or, any baptized Catholic wishing to complete the sacraments of Eucharist or Confirmation; and/or anyone seeking a spiritual journey, may join the RCIA program at St. Marguerite Catholic Church beginning Wednesday, September 2, at 6:45 p.m. at St. Marguerite’s Gym/Social Hall, off East Vine St. and 7th East. For more information, please contact Marianne Rutishauser, 435-830-2613. 

Tooele Master Gardener’s

FREE Garden and Landscape Diagnostic Clinic offered every Wednesday through October! The Clinic is open from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the USU Extension Office, 151 N. Main, Tooele. All info offered is research-based, covering both traditional and organic approaches. Master Gardener and Horticultural Expert Justin Wiker and his Team of volunteers can help with design, plant problems, pruning, planting, sprinklers, greenhouses, seed starting, and bugs. Bring sample leaves, twigs, or fruit to show the problem, or several close-ups and wide-angle pictures. You’ll leave with great answers and you’ll “up” your gardening game at the same time! Jay Cooper dirtfarmerjay@gmail.com

 

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