Horse Show This Weekend

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Youngsters from around the Rim Country are gearing up for a 4-H horse show to be held July 29 and 30 at the Payson Event Center.

The show begins at 6 p.m., July 29 with timed events including barrel racing, pole bending and goat tying. July 30 competition begins at 8 a.m. with English and Western Class events.

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Barrel racing will be among the events at a 4-H competition to be held July 29-30 in the Payson Event Center.

Youths 9 to 19 years of age will compete in one of three divisions -- novice, juniors and seniors.

Winners of the Payson show can qualify for the Arizona State 4-H Show to be held in October in Scottsdale.

4-H Youth Development Agent Lani Hall has issued an invitation for Rim Country residents to attend the local event and show their support for the youth who participate in 4-H.

There is no admission charge.

For more information about 4-H or to volunteer as a leader, call Hall at (928) 474-4160.

Get a kick out of soccer

The Longhorn Skills and Drills Soccer Camp for high school aged boys and girls will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Aug. 1-5 on the Rumsey Park north field.

Payson High School boys soccer coach Roger Wholly will host the camp which emphasizes improving techniques of play and the philosophy of the game.

"The camp won't be so much about conditioning, but more about the game," Wholly said.

The $20 camp fee can be paid to Wholly or at the PHS bookstore.

For more information, call Wholly at (928) 474-2233.

Youth football registration

Youngsters interested in participating in Payson Youth Football, either as a cheerleader or player, have one final opportunity to register. The last sign up will be 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., July 30 on the Rumsey north multipurpose field. Youngsters 6 to 13 years of age are eligible to participate. The registration fee is $70 for players and $60 for cheerleaders.

Since the annual player draft will also be held that day, all new players and those moving up an age/weight division should report to the field by 9 a.m. Practices begin at 5 p.m., Aug. 1.

Call Angela Parker at (928) 595-0232 for more information.

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