Church devotees to be honored


by Myndi Brogdon
Pine's church on Randall Place will honor Lee and Bonnie McClanahan, with the support of the Baptist Builders with "McClanahan Day" starting at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 26. Lee and Bonnie have helped establish more than 50 churches throughout the Southwest and have made Pine their home for many years. Everyone is welcome. If you have any pictures or loving memories of the McClanahans, please bring them to share.

The church is located just past the Gingerbread House and the Pine Library.

For more information, call Pastor Jerry Green at 472-8178.

Isabelle Hunt Memorial Library

Friend of the Library will meet at 1 p.m. Monday, March 27 in the Kiwanis building at the community center. The guest speaker is Ron Scott, a handwriting expert and author of the book "Graph Aerobics."

Sounds like an interesting meeting. If you are interested in keeping the Isabelle Hunt Memorial Library shelves stocked with great reads, and are looking for a volunteer opportunity -- here it is. The Friends of the Library welcome all.

Eighth-grade trip

Only two weeks until the April 1 dinner/dance hosted by the Pine-Strawberry Class of 2000.

Tickets are now on sale. Dinner will start at 5:30 p.m. and the dance, featuring the rocking sounds of Howling Tommy and his Phoenix Coyote Band will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are $8 per person for the dinner and the dance, or $5 for dinner and $5 for the dance. You can buy tickets from any eighth-grade student or at the school office.

Every cent raised will help pay for a three-day, eighth-grade trip to San Diego, Calif. through a YMCA educational program.

There class also is selling raffle tickets for a complete home computer system, a VCR and gift certificates from local businesses. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.

The drawing will be held at the Phoenix Coyotes' dinner/ dance April 1.

You need not be present to win. Help our eighth-graders reach their goal by purchasing tickets at the Strawberry Market, Uncle Tom's Kwik Stop, Payson Concrete and Cool Pines Cafe.

The blood drive's back

Our community blood drive has been going over so well that United Blood Services has agreed to hold a spring blood drive here.

You can roll up your sleeves and help from 12:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 4 in the Cultural Hall at the community center in scenic downtown Pine.

This is the first spring blood drive that Pine-Strawberry has hosted in years and years.

Participation in the community has grown so that United Blood Services has extended our blood drive schedule from twice a year to four times a year. Volunteers are calling to make appointments with past participants, but you don't have to wait for their call to make an appointment. Check in with Leslie Alexander at 476-3624 for your chance to give.

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