A benefit car wash will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Bud Plumbing and Electrical Supply at 606 W. Main Street. The proceeds of the wash will be used to help send Payson High School students Larry Wilbanks, Billy Bob Hoyt, Alex Vlahopoulos, Kevin Moran and Tyler Danielson to a University of Nebraska football camp this summer.
The five Longhorns say they want to go to the camp to better themselves and their team.
The cars will be washed by donation. In other words, there is no flat fee. Simply pay what you feel comfortable giving to the young players.
The fact the boys will be traveling to the University of Nebraska probably means Billy Bob and his father, Bob Hoyt, had something to do with arranging the camp visit. The Hoyts lived in Nebraska before moving to Payson years ago. Both are avid Husker fans who own enough U of N garb to outfit a stadium full of Big Red fans.
The experience of attending such a football camp should be one the boys cherish for a lifetime. Stop by the car wash, and help them make this trip.
Every fall, just about the time sports and the new school year begins, young athletes are left scrambling for the physical examinations they need to participate in sports. The flood of patients overwhelms local doctors, who don't have the time to squeeze in the young athletes before practices begin.
Of course, without an examination the players cannot participate. Which means, they usually fall behind their teammates in conditioning and skill development. When the season begins, that can mean less playing time.
There's a very simple answer to the problem that has existed since schools began requiring examinations. Each spring, the school district along with local doctors and nurses offer physical examinations at a reduced rate for both Rim Country Middle and Payson High schools students.
This year, they will be given May 9 in Wilson dome. Last names beginning with A to G will be given the exams from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
From 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., exams for students with last names from H to O will be given.
Students with last names from P to Z may should report from 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Remember, there will be no time conflicts for students since that's a 1/2 day of school.
The cost for the physicals is only $10.
Smell of pig skin in the air
The Payson Youth Football Association will be holding registration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow (Saturday) in the training room at the Payson Police Department.
Youngsters who wish to participate in youth football next fall must bring a birth certificate and $40 registration fee to the sign-up. The fee for cheerleaders is $25. Call Eric Santana (474-1775) or Hugh Schrank (474-5613) for more information. PYF officials request no phone calls be made to town hall.