I'M Taking My To-Do List To Showcase 2000

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Like many of you, I have a "someday list." It's a collection of things I need to do but just haven't had time to get the information I need to get them done. Even if I get a day off, I barely seem to take a dent out of my list. By the time I figure out who I need to talk to or what I need to get, the sun

always seems to race me to the finish line of another day -- and it always gets there ahead of me.


Here are some of the things on my someday list. Perhaps you'll recognize a few of them.


There's that noise the car keeps making. The toilet that tinkles back at me. That small hole in the vinyl floor -- well, it used to be small. My children are having conversations with a furry little creature in the garage. Things are growing in my yard and I could swear I heard them laughing at me. When water runs off my roof and freezes, I can do a striking Jerry Lewis pratfall on the front driveway. And I often wonder if a spa can be written off as a medical expense.


Wouldn't it be nice if all in one day I could speak to an auto parts person, a hardware handyman, a flooring expert, a pest controller, a lawn and garden wizard, a rain gutter guru, a financial adviser, a spa specialist or any one of a hundred other business or service people?


On Saturday, we all have an opportunity to visit the 8th Annual Business Showcase being presented by the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce and Payson Regional Medical Center. This event is being sponsored or supported by nearly a hundred local businesses and is presented in cooperation with EAC's Small Business Development Center.


Here is a chance to take advantage of 93 booths filled with people who can help us get information about our someday lists. We can ask advice, give suggestions, learn about new service and product innovations, or just enjoy good food and meet some of the local business people. There will be prizes to win and fun to be found.


Showcase 2000 is being presented at the old Wal-Mart building on Highway 260 on Saturday from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is open to the public; admission is free.


Richard Haddad, publisher

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