Snow Temporarily Delays Work On Bmx Track

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The snow that blanketed the Rim country last week drenched the grounds at the west end of Rumsey Park rendering them unsuitable for work or play.

Reluctantly, parks supervisor Nelson Beck canceled a workday that had been scheduled for April 10 that was to continue development of a new BMX park.

Beck says the soggy conditions are just not conducive to building the facility. He's also hesitant to schedule a new date until the weather conditions stabilize.

Beck does promise he'll reschedule the workday soon and hopes everyone interested in the sport will show up with shovels in hand to help build the new BMX park.

Watch Sports Talk for the rescheduled work date.

Wild flower pictures
Town recreation coordinator Beth Kreider came up with a nice touch for the Wild Flower 5K run that will be begin at 9 a.m. May 1 at Green Valley Park.

For an entry fee of $10 prior to the race and $15 on race day, participants will be photographed in action somewhere on the course and the developed color photograph mailed to them days later.

Photographing runners, walkers and skaters along the course has long been a feature of the huge 10Ks like the New Times Run in Phoenix. But in those events, runners are charged an additional fee to receive the pictures. That fee is usually $15 to $20, on top of the registration.

In addition to the photograph, all preregistered participants receive a souvenir race shirt.

For $10 if you preregister, you'll receive a nice picture, a T-shirt and an enjoyable three-mile spring walk or run through beautiful Green Valley Park.

Sounds like a deal.
Call Kreider at 474-5242, ext. 272 for more information, or stop by the Payson Parks and Recreation offices and fill out a registration form.

Fishing still good
The recent storms have slowed crappie fishing a tad at Roosevelt Lake, but with good weather on the horizon, the bite should pick up. Bass fishing has remained steady.

Anglers are having success with bass using just about every method and bait available. One successful angler used jerkbaits, like Bass Assassins, in shallow water in coves and off points. Lizards and artificial worms are also producing results. Crankbaits are another option.

Get your tickets for MSA banquet

The Mogollon Sporting Association's 1999 banquet will begin at 5 p.m. May 1 at the Mazatzal Casino. The banquet ticket fee of $50 per person includes a prime rib or chicken dinner, door prizes, auction and a raffle. A cash-bar will also be open for guests.

Call Wayne Morgan at (520) 474-0440 for more information. The MSA also maintains a message phone at (520) 472-9794.

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