Benefit Dinner For Longhorn Spirit Line

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The 22-member Payson High School spirit line needs more than $5,000 to attend a four-day cheer camp on the campus of Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.

To earn the money, the line coached by Becky Hagler will host a benefit spaghetti dinner from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 18 at Mario's restaurant.

Hagler cautions potential diners from not being scared away by the fact the restaurant has been closed as of late. The eatery will be opened for the benefit and is scheduled to be reopened to the public July 22.

Dinner tickets, available for purchase at the door, are $5 for adults and $3 for children. Children under two-years-of-age are free. Hagler promises a delicious meal and all for a great cause.

At the camp the teens will be exposed to the newest techniques in dancing, stunting and cheers.

"The camp should really help us for next year," Hagler said.

Tips from the pros

Local teaching tennis pro Diane Jackson is urging Rim country court buffs to participate in a free seminar that will be held from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. July 20 on the Rumsey Park courts.

"Adults of all playing abilities are invited for free instruction from three tennis pros," Jackson said.

Call Jackson at 474-0583 to register or for more information.

Youth football kicks off

The Payson Youth Football Association will host one final player and cheerleader registration from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. July 27 on the Rumsey North multipurpose field.

The registration fee for players is $70. For cheerleaders it is $60. However, a late registration fee of $10 will be charged.

From 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. July 29, team tryouts will be held on the Rumsey field. Practice begins at 5 p.m., July 29.

Rain interrupts play

Members of the Payson Men's Golf Association and guests from Williams and Verde Santa Fe country clubs were sent packing into the Payson Golf Course club house July 10 by rain and lightning.

The trio of associations were in the midst of an interclub tournament when rain interrupted play. The PMGA is trying to reschedule the tournament for sometime in October.

Taylor team set to tune up

After a break of almost a month, the town-sponsored youth recreation swim team returns to action at 8 a.m. July 20.

A recreational team from Cottonwood will be on hand at Taylor Pool to challenge the local splash squad. The local team is made up of youngsters from 5 to 18 years of age.

In the meet, the swimmers compete in age groups in the four basic strokes freestyle, backstroke, butterfly and breaststroke as well as in relays. Spectators are welcome free of charge.

The team's final meet of the summer season will be July 27 against Kingman at Taylor Pool.

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