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Castle Valley FYI

By Sun Advocate


Deadline for FYI – is Tuesday at 5 p.m. Submissions may be sent by regular mail, dropped off at the office at 845 East Main in Price or e-mailed to fyi@sunad.com. Items submitted after the deadline will run in the next week’s FYI. All items are subject to editing.
Civil Air Patrol – The Castle Valley Composite Squadron offers senior participation and co-ed programs for 11- to 18-year-old youth. CAP units provide emergency services, including air and ground search and rescue. Seniors and cadets participate in flying activities. For information, call the volunteer organization at 637-6303.
Food handlers classes – are scheduled Feb. 27 and March 27 at 9 a.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Southeastern Utah Health District in Price, 28 South 100 East. Two-hour classes are also planned Feb. 15 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the health department in Castle Dale, 24 West Main Street. Test fees are required. For information, contact Claron Bjork at 637-3671.
Carbon County Humane Society – offers clinics the second Tuesday of the month at 5 S. Carbon Avenue, Price. Contact the society at 637-0588 for appointments. Doghouses are needed and members will collect donations at local residences.
Immunization clinic hours – Clinics are scheduled at Southeastern Utah Health District Monday through Thursday from 3 to 4:30 p.m. and Friday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Castle Country Habitat for Humanity – is accepting applications. Volunteers along with board and committee members are needed. Donations may be sent to PO Box 724, Price, UT 84501. The office is located at 150 S. 700 E. Price, UT. For information, contact the organization at 637-9701.
Free legal clinics – Utah Legal Services has scheduled free clinics the second and fourth Monday of the month from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the district court complex, 149 E. 100 South, Price. Residents should bring all documents pertaining to questions. For information, call the agency toll-free at 1-800-662-1563.
Price Main Street program – The board meets the first Wednesday of the month at noon in room 207 of Price City Hall. For more information, contact Melanie Steele at 820-1290.
Women’s cancer screening – Women 50 years of age or older may qualify for a free breast and cervical cancer exams and mammograms. For information, call the health district at 637-3671. Women ages 40 to 49 may qualify for a low-cost exam.
Carbon County RSVP – Residents who would like to lend a helping hand or need volunteers may contact the Price office at 637-9118 or the East Carbon office.
Second Chance Wildlife Rehabilitation – needs adult volunteers to feed orphaned animals and clean facilities. Donations are accepted. Dedicated hunter hours may be worked through the program. Call Debbie Pappas at 650-3441 for information.
Helper community development committee – meets Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the civic auditorium.
CASA volunteers needed – Court appointed special advocate volunteers are men and women who want to help abused and neglected children. Residents interested in volunteering may contact the CASA coordinator at (435) 381-5595.
Carbon Family Resource Center – Story time is Wednesday at 11:15 a.m. The free lending library open to the community. Library includes items for children, teens, parents and grandparents. CFRC is located at Castle Valley Center, 755 N. Cedar Hills Drive, Price. Call the center for hours at 650-3830.
CEU Library – Hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Fridays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sundays 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. The library is closed on weekends during school breaks. For information, contact the library at 613-5209.
Rape crisis hot line – Rape or domestic violence victims in the Carbon-Emery County area may contact the local 24-hour crisis line toll-free at 1-866-894-8610.
Golden Rule Mission – Residents may donate tax-deductible garage/yard sale leftovers to Golden Rule Mission in Helper.
Carbon County Animal Shelter – AVID chip pet identification is available at the shelter. Hours are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Price library – Hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.; closed Sunday and holidays. Story time is Monday at 11 a.m. for toddlers, Tuesday at 5 p.m., Wednesday at 5 p.m. and Thursday at 1 p.m. The library is giving away old magazines and accepting paperback books. Residents interested in English as a second language or basic literacy classes Monday and Thursday at 6 p.m. may contact Paula Lewis at the library. For information, call the library at 636-3188.
Family Support & Children’s Justice Center – offers crisis care for families with children from infants to 11 years old. Crisis nursery is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Residents may use the nursery for respite, doctor and mental health appointments, court appearances, medical emergencies, family crisis, A/Narcotic Anonymous meetings, divorce classes and to escape domestic violence. Parenting classes are scheduled Thursday at 1:30 p.m. For information, call the center at 637-0281. The center is also collecting donations for displaced families. Furniture items will be accepted only if the center has families in need.
Helper library – Hours are Monday through Thursday, noon to 6 p.m.; Friday, noon to 4 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The library offers Internet accessible computers and will obtain books for patrons through the inter-facility loan program for patrons at no cost or fees. For information, contact the library during business hours at 472-5601.
CEU museum – A program for children ages 5 to 12 is slated the second Saturday of the month. Activities will be presented in the classroom from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Space is limited to 20 participants per Saturday. People interested in attending may contact Shawna Carroll at 613-5760. For additional information, contact the museum.


Daffodil Days – Residents may help in the fight against cancer by supporting the event. For information on purchasing daffodils, people may call Mae Aguayo at 637-3671 or contact Melody Marrelli. Flowers purchased during the American Cancer Society fundraiser will be delivered from March 19 to March 23.
Shrove Tuesday pancake supper – will be served Feb. 20 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Ascension St. Matthew’s Church, located at 522 N. Homestead Boulevard, Price. Donation fees apply.
Notre Dame Parish Relay for Life team – Residents donating to the fundraising activity may send Valentine’s Day song-o-grams to loved ones. Members will sing the love songs from Feb. 9 to Feb. 14. For information, contact Star Byrge at 820-1547. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society.
Philoptochos card party – The organization of the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Price will present the event Feb. 10. Reservations for the card party, dinner and door prizes are requested by Feb. 3. For information, contact Sherrie Vlamakis at 472-3736.
Regional spelling bee – Carbon School District’s spelling bee is scheduled Feb. 3. The competition will start at 9 a.m. in the board room at the district office. The top three local winners will compete at the regional spelling bee March 1 at Green River High School. The top regional speller will go to the national competition May 27 through June 1 in Washington, D.C.
Holiday Springfest 2007 – The CEU cosmetology department fundraiser is slated Feb. 9 from 3 to 7 p.m. and Feb. 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the student center’s multipurpose room. The extravaganza will feature wedding, special event, prom, Valentine’s Day and graduation vendors. The wedding gown and tuxedo fashion show will be presented Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m. For information, contact Debbie Prichard at 613-5302.
B.A. Grimes photography exhibit – will be displayed through March 31 at CEU Prehistoric Museum.
Cinco de Mayo – committee is seeking Carbon County residents interested in helping plan next year’s celebration. Contact Ruby Cordova or the East Carbon City Hall at 888-6613.
Ballet Repertory Ensemble – Performances scheduled at 7:30 p.m. at CEU Geary Theater include Feb. 23 and 24, salute to Broadway; contemporary concert, April 25 and 27; and classical concert, April 26 and 28. All performances start at 7:30 p.m.


VFW field officer – will be at Price workforce services Feb. 22 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. to assist veterans in applying for VA benefits. Veterans need not be VFW members to qualify for the free assistance.
American Legion officer – will be at workforce services in Price Feb. 8 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. to assist veterans, spouses and children with VA matters. Residents need not be members of the group to receive free assistance.
Marine Corps League – meets the second Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at China City. For membership information, contact David Brewer at 472-8757.
Helper American Legion Auxiliary – meets the fourth Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. For information, contact Pat Scherschel at 472-8203.
VFW – Post hours are Monday – Saturday from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Meetings are the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. Games are on Sunday at 1 p.m. For information, call the post at 637-7424.
Veterans employment representative – is available Monday through Friday at the department of workforce services, 475 West Price River Drive. The representative will answer questions about benefits and assist with applications, employment and veterans issues. Contact Steve Wilkinson at 636-2343.
Price American Legion Post 3 – meets the first and third Thursday of the month at 27 North 100 West.
American Legion Auxiliary – meets the third Tuesday of the month. For information, call Veloy Wilder at 637-0290.

Club Notes

Square dancing -is the first and third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at the senior center located at 107 S. Carbon Avenue, Price. For information, call the center at 637-0136.
Castleview Hospital Auxiliary – The Pink Ladies are accepting applications. Contact Sherline Riche at 472-5278.
Acoustic music program – The country and western music program is open to guitar, fiddle, mandolin, bass, banjo and harmonica players and singers of all ages. People interested in participating Wednesday evenings may contact Neldon Huff at 650-0049.
MOPS – The Mothers of Preschoolers group meets the second and fourth Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at Price Chapel.
Daughters of the Utah Pioneers – The schedule includes:
Helper Balance Rock Camp meets the second Wednesday of the month at 2 p.m. Contact Jo Simmons for information at 472-8329.
East Carbon Geneva Camp meets the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. Contact Brenda Richardson for information at 888-2425.
Price Juniper Camp meets the third Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. at the senior citizens center. Contact Larue Bates for information at 637-6556.
Price Sarah Jane Powell meets the third Tuesday of the month at 2:30 p.m. at the Villa. Contact Sarah Mae Sheehan for information at 637-9618.
Wellington Log Cabin Camp meets the second Wednesday of the month at 2 p.m.
Price Sunflower Camp meets the third Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. at the senior center. Contact Janice D’Ambrosio for information at 637-3484.
Castle Country Players – Free acoustic jam sessions are the second Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. at the CEU music building.
Castle Country King Crawlers – CCKC conducts competitions and monthly trail rides. Meetings are the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. From April to September, meeting are at King Crawler 4×4 at Carbon County Fairgrounds. From October to March, meetings are at the county GIS building. For information, call Scott Edwards at 613-0204.
Castle Country Quilters – The group meets the third Thursday of the month at 1:30 p.m. at the Price senior citizens center lunchroom. For more information, call Jeanette Strong at 637-4499 or contact Bettye Harsha.
Bowling league scores – League secretaries should report high scores weekly to Rose Fossat at 637-1488.
BACA – meets at 6 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month at Kraync Motor, located at 98 South 300 East in Price.
Castle Country Fiber Guild – meets the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. For information, contact Michelle Goldsmith at 650-3290.
Masonic Lodges – Regular activities include Carbon Lodge 16, F&AM, first Mondays, 7:30 p.m.; Joppa Lodge 26, F&AM, first Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.; Eastern Star, Naomi Chapter 13, first Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.; Job’s Daughters, Bethel 3, second and fourth Saturdays, 10 a.m..; and York Rite (chapter, council, commandary alternating), first Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. Utah Eastern Shrine Club. Contact Norman Smith for information.
Castle Valley Archaeology Society – meets the third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. in the CEU museum classroom. For information, contact Bob or Margene Hackney at 637-0482.
Carbon County Historical Society – meets the last Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at the senior citizens center. For information, call Kathy Hamaker at 637-5456.
Carbon County Triad – meets the first Wednesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. at Price Dispatch. Members focus on law enforcement and aging programs to assist the elderly.
Newborns in Need- Residents are encouraged to donate baby items for needy infants in Carbon County. For information on volunteering or donating items, contact Teresa Kilcrease at 637-5324.
Castle Country OHV – Meetings are the third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at the fairgrounds building. For information, contact Joan Powell at 637-5070.
CUSCRA – meets the second Tuesday of the month at the Log Palace at 7 p.m. For information, call Vickie Birch at 637-5669.
Utah Friends of Paleontology – meets the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the classroom at CEU Prehistoric Museum. Business meeting is at 6:30 p.m. For information, contact Leland Jonas at 637-7126.

Support Groups

Recovery classes – are scheduled Monday to Friday at the Golden Rule Mission in Helper from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Classes include relapse prevention, Big Book, 12 steps, traditions, spirituality and life skills. AA is 6 p.m. daily.
Castle Valley Homeschool community – Residents who homeschool children and who are interested in attending support meetings in Price may contact Sondra Preston at 888-6618 for information.
Price Recovery group – meets Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the CEU computer building.
Recovery Inc. – The Price self-help group for people with nervous symptoms and fears meets Thursday at 7 p.m. at Banasky Insurance, located at 6 W. Main , Price.
Reach to Recovery – The American Cancer Society program matches a diagnosed breast cancer patient with a trained survivor who can answer questions and address concerns. For information, call the organization toll-free at 1-800-ACS-2345.
MS support group- meets the first Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in the conference room at Southeastern Utah Health District, 28 S. 100 East, Price. Wheelchair accessible. For information, call the health department at 637-0712.
Grieving parent support group – For parents who have lost a child, the group meets the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Castleview classroom.
FUTURES – The Carbon County NAMI affiliate, a support group developed for families who have children with challenges, meets the first and third Wednesday of the month. The first Wednesday is designated as a caregiver support night. The third Wednesday is family activity night.
Scooter & Wheelchair Users ADA support group – meets the second Tuesday of the month at 1 p.m. at the housing authority, 251 S. 1600 East, Price.
Domestic violence support groups – are scheduled weekly. For information, call the 24-hour crisis line at 637-6589.
Single mothers support group – meets Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Price Community Center. No fees required.
Grief support group – Open to all residents who have lost loved ones, the group meets the second Wednesday of the month at 3:30 p.m. at Active Re-Entry, 10 South Fairgrounds Road. For information, contact Active Re-Entry at 637-4950
AA, NA and Al-Anon meetings – The schedule includes:
AA (open), daily, noon, Price Alano Club, 1267 Carbonville Road.
AA Coal Sober (open), Wednesday and Saturday, 8 p.m., Price Alano Club.
Al-Anon, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Methodist Church, 10 N. 200 East, Price.
AA (open), Monday, 6 p.m., Four Corners Mental Health.
Naranon (open), Monday, 6 p.m., Price Alano Club.
AA Stepsisters (closed), Tuesday, 4 p.m., Price Alano Club.
AA (open), Thursday, 8 p.m., Huntington senior center, 176 West 100 North.
AA (open), Tuesday and Friday, 8 p.m., East Carbon City Hall, 105 West Geneva Road.
AA (closed), Tuesday and Friday, 6 p.m., Helper mission.
AA closed), Sunday, 6 p.m., Helper mission.
AA, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 6 p.m., Helper mission.
NA (open) Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday, 8 p.m.; Friday (closed), 7 p.m.; Saturday (open), 6:30 p.m., Price Alano Club.
NA, Tuesday and Thursday, 6 p.m., Helper mission.
NA (open), Sunday, 4 p.m., ABC learning center, 102 Grassy Trail.
Women’s cancer support group – meets the third Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at Castleview’s classroom. For information, contact Sherry King at 637-4800, extension 3510.
Caregivers support group – meets the last Wednesday of the month at 3:30 p.m. at 10 South Fairgrounds Road. For information, contact Lisa Perla at 637-4950.
Life Line pregnancy assistance and support – provides alternatives to abortion for women with unplanned pregnancies. Services include testing, pregnancy verification, referrals to community resources and supportive counseling. The 24-hour crisis line number is 636-0700. Donations and volunteers welcomed.
Look Good, Feel Better – The American Cancer Society program helps women address the appearance related side effects of treatment. The group meets the first Monday of the month from 6 to 8 p.m. at Castleview Hospital.
Cancer resource center – needs volunteers. They need to be linked back to American Cancer Society. Contact Gail Harding at 613-1132.
Teen parenting class – is scheduled Monday and Wednesday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Lighthouse. Thirty-six hours will equal one elective credit.

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