How beautiful the clouds are as they gather over the Rim in monsoon season. Tall columns, huge white pillows, billowing mounds against the blue Arizona sky background. Even when they darken and grow threatening with lightning slashing through them, they are awesome.
There are four basic types of clouds; cumulus, stratus, cirrus and nimbus. All are made of water -- a single cumulonimbus cloud can have as much as 150,000 tons of water inside.
Next time you are outside these late summer days, take a moment to appreciate the majesty of the sky.
Payson Senior Center and Thrift Store
Candidates are needed to run for positions on the Board of Directors of the Senior Center. For information, call the Center at (928) 474-4876.
Betty Pontious, R.N., will do pedicures from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Wednesdays at the Center. Cost is $20 for a half-hour treatment. Call the Center to make an appointment.
Barry Standifird, candidate for justice of the peace, will be at the Senior Center, 514 W. Main St., at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30 to discuss his qualifications for the position.
Maureen Ellis is Volunteer of the Month. Maureen is Johnny-on-the-spot whenever there's an emergency, filling in when someone is sick or unavailable. The Center is very grateful to be able to call on Maureen.
The Old Tyme Music Makers meet Mondays in the Center Dining Room. If you play an instrument and would like to join them, or just want to come and listen, be there at 9 a.m.
Rides are available in Payson on the Senior Center van to have lunch at the Center for 50 cents each way. Call the above number to make a reservation. Lunch is served at noon each weekday for a $3 donation for members over 60 years of age; cost for those younger than 60 is $5.
Card players are needed for a variety of games played weekday afternoons at the Center. Games include bridge, canasta, pinochle, euchre and hand and foot. Call the Center for details.
The Senior Thrift Store, 512 W. Main St., will celebrate National Thrift Store Day Thursday, Aug. 17, with refreshments, door prizes and special sales. Men and women's summer clothing will be priced at five garments for $1. The store is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Payson Regional Senior Circle
Craft enthusiasts are needed to share their expertise with Senior Circle members. Volunteers will introduce a craft the second Thursday of each month and demonstrate how to put it together. Craft materials will then be available each Thursday thereafter for members to work on their own or in a group. The items can be donated to sell in The Circle Shoppe or they may be taken home. For more information, call Kathy Coombes at (928) 472-9290.
If you are feeling tense, a healing massage may be just the ticket to help you unwind. Diane Dodge, massage therapist, is offering a discount to Senior Circle members on one hour or half-hour sessions. To learn more or make an appointment, call (928) 970-1773.
Mark Sept. 6 on your calendar for "Dessert With the Doctor," at 12:30 p.m. at the Circle Building, 215 N. Beeline Highway. Please make advance reservations.
One last thought
If you get rid of all your odds and ends except one, are you left with an odd or an end?