29 Apr 2016 - Pete McCloskey

Docutah@TheELECTRIC, will present a documentary on the life of Pete McCloskey, Korean War Marine Veteran and former Republican U.S. Congressman.  Pete was the lead author on the Endangered Species Act and the co-founder of Earth Day and continues to be a strong supporter on issues relating to conservation and the environment.  Having seen first-hand the horrors of war, McCloskey has spent his life seeking peace.

Pete's ability to confront the issues that defined him and redefine himself rather than clinging to the past may provide a lesson for all of us.  Pete and director Robert Caughlan will be present for Q&A at the showing at the Electric Theater (68 E. Tabernacle St., St. George), 7 pm on April 29.

Tickets for the film are $10 and are available at the Jennings Building on the campus of DSU between 10 and 2 pm weekdays or at the door on the day of the screening.

30 Apr 2016 - Ed Baumgarten Funeral

Ed Baumgarten passed away this morning, April 27. 

The funeral details are:
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Viewing at noon
Funeral at 2:00 p.m.
LDS Church
1222 E. Brigham Road
St. George, UT

4 May 2016 - Legal Clinic

WHAT: Talk to an attorney at no cost
WHEN: The 1st Wednesday of each month, 5:30PM to 7:00PM
WHERE: St. George CBOC
230 No. 1680 East, Bldg. N
St. George, UT 84790 Please click here for flyer:  Veterans Legal Clinic

For more information contact:
HUD-VASH/Veterans Justice Outreach Specialist
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Homeless & Justice Clinical Recovery Program
St. George Community Based Outpatient Clinic
230 N 1680 E, Building N, St. George, UT 84790
 Office: (435) 634-7608, ext. 6020/opt. 7 
  Fax: (435) 674-0092 Bradley.evans@va.gov

30 April 2016 - Pinewood Derby

Dear Sponsors and Interested Parties:

It's almost time for the 3rd Annual Southern Utah Veterans Home Pinewood Derby!!! April 30th at 2:00 pm!!!

Residents sand and paint real pre-cut and weighted derby cars from Cars by Kent and then race them for the big prize on a real, digital derby track! Staff, their families and community Veterans can race their cars too!  Mark your calendar and plan to come and enjoy the fun!!!

(Ivins, UT) The Southern Utah Veterans Home located in scenic Ivins, UT will be hosting its 3rd Annual Pinewood Derby Race next Saturday, April 30th at 2:00 pm.  Residents at the home have been working hard to paint and decorate their cars which were donated by Kent Cook of carsbykent.com, a 30 year pinewood derby car expert. For the past 3 years, Kent has donated his precut, pre-weighted derby cars to the Veterans Home residents. “This has really made participating possible for the residents because they just have to finish them up,” commented Sandi VanGilder, Recreation Assistant. The cars will be raced on a custom built track with a digital finish line to ensure accurate results.

The Veterans Home’s first derby was designed to bring back fond childhood memories for many of the residents. “I’m excited!” said Resident Council President, Gill Mullens. “I’m a competitive guy! I used to play competitive basketball and this will give me an opportunity to feel that sense of competition again!” Resident, Joanne Carriere, who has participated in the derby the last two years reflected on how fun it is to “get together with so many people to see if your car will win.” Racers in the past have been limited to residents and staff, but this year any Veteran in the community who wants to participate can enter a car. The event is open to the public.

Southern Utah Veterans Home is located at 160 N 200 E in Ivins, near Tuacahn. Check in time for cars of Veterans in the community is 10:00 am Saturday. Cars may be brought to the Veterans Home any time prior to that deadline. Call the Veterans Home at 435-634-5220 with any questions.

Director of the Southern Utah Veterans Home, Jerry Olson, has enthusiastically given his support.

Thanks,Vie Van Noy, MS, TRT
Director of Community Relations
Southern Utah Veterans Home
160 N 200 E
Ivins, UT 84738
435-619-9663 cell
435-673-5839 fax
435-634-5236 office