P-S Neighbors

Caricaturist will draw out the best - or worst - in us


by Myndi Brogdon
The caricaturist of Pine will be laboring over the characters of Pine and Strawberry, putting his colorful talents to use at the Oldest Standing Schoolhouse in Arizona from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday this Labor Day weekend.

If you have not yet met Paul Reeves, aka Dr. Zap, you are in for a treat. Bring a small donation for the Pine-Strawberry Historical Society, and you will take home an image of yourself thet you might not have seen recently.

The Strawberry Schoolhouse will be open for guests from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 6. The school-turned-museum is located three miles west of Highway 87 on Fossil Creek Road in Strawberry.

Labor Day craft fair

It's the third and final P-S Arts-n-Crafts Guild Craft Fair and Food Extravaganza for 1999. The tradition is for smart shoppers to begin to gather Christmas gifts here, and even smarter giftees to begin dropping hints.

The craft show runs Saturday, Sept. 4 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 5, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. This grand affair, held at the Community Center on Highway 87 in Pine, boasts about 80 vendors hawking handmade, one-of-kind items, and makes it a perfect place to shop for those who have it all.

Also at the Community Center, our own Rim Country Kiwanians will serve their famous breakfast from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. each day, and the seniors will offer Navajo Tacos and sodas from their dining hall each day. There will be food, food, and more food.

Principal's Parents Advisory Committee

For those parents and community members who would like to help out with issues facing our school and our students, this is the committee for you. The first meeting is Tuesday, Sept. 7 at 9 a.m. in the conference room at the school. All parents and guardians, new and returning, are encouraged to attend.

Fair not too far off

Canning, jewelry making, garden goods, flowers, quilts, critters - our Northern Gila County Fair has it all, and it is just about upon us. The Northern Gila County Fair Books are out. You can check yours out at the Payson Public Library or the Pine library.

In it, you will find all you need to know to enter your best whatever in the Northern Gila County Fair. It will have all the details you need on every category open. I dare you to find something you can't enter.

For those of you with empty freezers, don't forget to plan now for your shot at a fresh slab of beef, lamb or hog during the 4-H Auction. Those kids are working hard, preparing their animals for sale to the highest bidder.

Also, be sure to check out the fair's weekend schedule at the animal barn. Many children throughout the Rim country have been working hard, with everything from chickens to llamas, for the chance to win a blue ribbon at the fair. There will be a horse show, llama show, animal auction and small animals on display at different times during the three-day event. Stop in and encourage the kids -- you won't soon forget the smiles.

Walkers, runners, on your mark

It's time again to get signed up for the second annual Pine-Strawberry Medical Center's Heart and Soul walk-a-thon. One-of-a-kind T-shirts, designed by P-S student Doni Miotto of Pine, will be awarded to the first 100 folks registered to take the five-scenic-mile walk (or run) through Pine on Sept. 25. T-shirts can also be purchased for a mere $11 at the P-S Clinic or on the day of the event.

Runners will leave at 8 a.m. with the walkers right on their heels. Sponsorship forms can be picked up at the Strawberry Lodge, Ponderosa Video, Ponderosa Market, the Pine Library, Strawberry Market and, of course, the Medical Center. There are also two Payson locations: the Payson Public Library and the Rim Gym. All money raised will support the community-owned Pine-Strawberry Medical Center.

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