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Whatever happened to hairpins and bobby pins?

I've worn my hair short for years but several months ago, decided to let it grow. It has finally reached a length where I can twist it up on top my head and, I thought, pin it there. But when I went to buy hairpins, there weren't any! Oh, there are racks and shelves filled with every style of hair clip, barrette, stretchy things and accessories imaginable, but darned if I could find a plain, ordinary hairpin. Guess I'll have to join the 21st century and learn how to use the newfangled items.

Another thing I can't find in Payson stores -- five-ounce plastic or paper cups. There are the little teeny three-ounce size, or the eight-ounce or larger, but I guess the manufacturers decided no one needs that so handy medium size any more.

Payson Regional Senior Circle

Tai Chi class will meet from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 18 at the Circle Activity Center, 215 N. Beeline Highway. Call (928) 472-9290 for information.

Line Dancing is offered with a beginners' class from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and a beginners' plus class from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Fridays, Oct.19 and 26 at the Circle Building. Call the above phone number to learn more.

Stop by the Circle office to pick up a free schedule of activities and membership information.

Payson Senior Center and Thrift Store

White Elephant Bingo will be played beginning at 11 a.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, Oct. 17 in the Center Dining Room, 514 W. Main St.

Reservations are not required and you do not need to be a member to attend.

The monthly Birthday Luncheon also will be observed tomorrow at noon. The menu will be pork loin, garlic potatoes, spinach, seven-grain dinner roll, birthday cake and beverage. Please make reservations in advance by calling (928) 474-4876.

Exercise your ingenuity and creativity while making a costume to wear to the Halloween luncheon, Oct. 31. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes. Or, just come for lunch and enjoy seeing the unique outfits others are wearing. It should be good for a laugh!

The Senior Thrift Store, 512 W. Main St., will begin its fall sale Monday, Oct. 29. Men and women's clothing marked with orange tags will be reduced 25 percent off the original price.

Library Friends of Payson

New officers were installed at the September meeting of the Library Friends of Payson.

Those who will serve in new capacities are Linda Lanctot, president; Alice Natale, vice president; Dana Fladhammer, secretary; Ann Elliot, media chair; Judy Buettner and Donna Hopkins, programming and Marie-Jeanne Raidits, at-large board member. Continuing as board members are John Wilson, treasurer; Sue Wilson, at-large member; Lita Nicholson, grants; Romaine Brophy, newsletter; Billie Gibbs, financial secretary; Marge Buland, membership; Jeanne Schoonover and Karen Thornton, book shop; Susan Campbell, database; Terry Morris, Library Director/staff; Margaret Jesus, advisory and Donna Hopkins, on line sales.

If you would like to help the Library Friends by taking part in Bashas' Thanks a Million Program, please have your Thank You card ready next time you shop there and ask the cashier to register you with the library's number, 28395. The program runs until March and 1 percent of your purchases will be donated to the library.

Think about it:

Even when you have pains, you don't have to be one.

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