Local Teaches The Lure Of Collecting


Local outdoorsman Ken Gouker will host an antique fishing lure sale and show 9 a.m. to noon June 4 at Tiny's Restaurant.

There is no admission and everyone is invited to sell or buy antique lures as well as have their own appraised.


Anglers who have any antique lures they want appraised should stop by Tiny's Restaurant at 9 a.m. to noon June 4.

Gouker says collecting antique lures and fishing tackle --s strange as it might sound to some --s a popular hobby. More than 8,000 people are members of the National Fishing Lure Collecting Association, Gouker said.

Antique lures are those built from the1920s to the 1960s.

Youth football sign-up

The Payson Youth Football Association will hold its next registration for players and cheerleaders from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 4 at the Arizona Public Service offices located at 400 W. Longhorn Road. Registration booths will be set up in the back of the APS building. Youths 6 to 13-years-of-age are eligible to participate in the league. The fee is $60 for cheerleaders and $70 for players.

Registrations will also be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 11 in the APS building. The final sign up will be held 9 a.m. 1 p.m. July 9 at Farm Bureau Insurance, 100 W. Roundup Road.

The local football association is also seeking a coach for a mighty mite team and a board member. For more information call Scott Geske at (928) 476-5354 or Angela Parker at (928) 468-6482.

Taylor opens

Although the official opening of Taylor Pool is not until May 28, the Parks and Recreation department responded to heavy public demand by opening it May 16 for morning adult lap swim and aqua therapy. Until the official opening, the pool will be open 5:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. weekdays. Admission is $50 for the entire pool season or $3 per day.

Season tickets may be purchased at the P&R offices located at Green Valley Park. Call (928) 474-5242, ext 7 for more information.

Links fray helps with football, scholarship

The upcoming Second Annual Jack Morris Memorial Golf Tournament has a double-pronged purpose -- to benefit the Longhorn football team and fund an academic scholarship to be given away each spring to a deserving PHS graduate.

The tournament is played in memory of former football coach Morris, who died Feb. 23, 2004 of complications from a stroke suffered days earlier. Morris was 34 at the time of his death.

This year's event will tee off 7:30 June 18 at Payson Golf Course with a shotgun start and best ball format.

The entry fee is $85 per player which includes green fees, cart, food and prize money.

The field will be limited to the first 110 golfers who register and the deadline is June 10

Entry forms are available at the Payson Roundup, 708 N. Beeline Highway.

For more information, call tournament director Gary Cordell at (928) 474- 4401.

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