Ducks Unlimited To Raffle An Atv At Fall Banquet

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Want to win a nice ATV quad?

An opportunity to own one might lie in an upcoming Ducks Unlimited raffle.

The grand prize of the sweepstakes, to be given away at annual DU banquet on Oct. 13, will be a 325 Polaris 4x4 quad, valued at about $5,000. It can be seen a Four Seasons Motor Sports in Star Valley.

To have a chance to win the quad, you'll need to purchase a $10 raffle ticket from any member of the DU Payson chapter.

If you're not lucky enough to win the ATV, second prize is a complete patio set. The third-place winner receives a La-Z-Boy recliner and the fourth a Ruger .22 rifle.

All profits from the raffle will benefit fifth-grade teachers and students in Payson, Pine and Tonto Basin.

The money is used by the teachers as they see fit to fund environmental education programs supported by DU.

Call DU chairperson Bruce Wilson at 474-9266 for more information.

Final chance

Tomorrow, Saturday, is the last opportunity to sign up for spring and summer Little League play.

The registration will be held at 9 a.m. until noon in the Payson Police Department training room located at the town hall complex. Players must bring proof of residence and a birth certificate.

The fee is $40 for the first child in a family and $35 for a second. For a third child, the fee is $30.

Call Ron Miller (474-5093), Don Engler (474-4609), Don Bell (474-4303) or Kim Sleeper (476-5275) for more information.

Ring the dinner bell

For only $5 ($3 for children), folks can enjoy a scrumptious steak dinner and, at the same time, support the wrestling team and the wrestlerettes.

The benefit dinner will be held from 4 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Jan. 27 in the Rim Country Middle School cafeteria.

The menu includes grilled sirloin steak, baked potato, salad, beans and drink. Tickets are available from any wrestler, wrestlerette or at the door the evening of the dinner. All proceeds benefit the team and the wrestlerettes.

Almost over

Wow, where have the basketball and wrestling seasons gone?

High school athletic directors and Arizona Interscholastic Association officials are gearing up for upcoming post-season play in both sports.

In boys and girls basketball, regional tournaments tip off Feb. 6 and 7 at the home site of the highest seed as determined by regular season standings.

The state tournaments begin Feb. 13 in Flagstaff and wrap up a week later at Phoenix America West Arena

The East regional wrestling championships will be contested Feb. 3 in Wilson Dome.

The following weekend, top four finishers in each weight division clash in the state tournament to be held at Phoenix Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Won't be long before softball, baseball and track teams are taking to the fields.

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