Young Riders Compete At Event Center July 28 And 29


An anticipated group of about 20 teenagers, from Payson, Globe and Young, will gather July 28 and 29 to participate in a regional 4-H competition to be held at the Payson Event Center.

Action tips off at 6 p.m. Friday, July 28 with the timed events, which will include barrel racing, pole bending and goat tying.


4-H members from around Gila County will participate in a regional competition today and tomorrow at the Payson Event Center.

Tomorrow, Saturday, English-style events -- including jumping -- begin at 8 a.m.

Following the English events, Western competition-- trail and pleasure riding -- will be held.

4-H show managers say the event is being made possible with the help of several local sponsors.

They include Payson Jewelers, Sunny Mountain Realty, When Cowboys Dream, Corral West, Printing by George, Tall Pines Realty, Rim Country Hay and Grain, Noble Building, Trina and Stephen Kamp, Glenn and Jan Widger, Summer and Mike Harper and Payson Feed.

PAHH needs volunteers

The Payson Area Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers to help host an inaugural 5K and half-marathon fund raiser to be held Oct. 28.

PAHH member Wayne Donnay says the Mazatzal Casino has stepped in to become a major sponsor but volunteers are needed to help with registration and serve as course marshals on race day.

"There are also many other areas where help is needed," he said.

The rewards include self-satisfaction for helping out a worthwhile cause, a special T-shirt, pasta dinner and a lot of fun.

For more information log on to the Web site www.rimcountrychallenge. com or call Bev Graff at (928) 472-6198 or Brenda Mouw at (928) 468-1244.

Payson pair make top-10

The team of Justin and Noah Flores fished their way to a seventh place showing in an AllStar Bass Summer Nights Team Tournament held July 15 at Roosevelt Lake.

The Payson pair weighed in 14.78 pounds of fish.

The winners, Keith Espe of Tempe and Mark Kramb of New River, caught a six bass limit of 22.79 pounds. The tournament was the third in a series of five qualifying tournaments. The next will be held tomorrow, Saturday, also at Roosevelt Lake.

Cheer T-shirts

The Payson High School spirit line is accepting advertising orders for space on athletic T-shirts. The price for a large ad is $500; for a small it is $125. All sponsor information will be printed in black and white and logos will be used whenever possible.

For more information, call Barb at (928) 978-5466.

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