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Space for Crafters still available


Safeway will sponsor a breast cancer awareness craft and art fair from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct 20. Crafters and artists are still needed to sign up for booths.

There will be food, fun and prizes, plus breast health information and breast cancer awareness merchandise.

There will be lots of great crafts and art, raffle tickets, food and refreshments. Registration forms are available at Safeway. All proceeds benefit the City of Hope Cancer Research and Treatment Center. For more information, call Lynne at (928) 472-4661 or e-mail

Dog Day in the Park

The sixth annual Dog Day in the Park is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Off-Leash Dog Park on North McLane Road.

Dog owners, bring your pets. Contest and games for you and the pet in the morning are Top Tail Wagger, Creative Costumes, Most Adorable Pet and Person, Best Canine Vocalist, Clever Pet Tricks, Judges' Choice. Afternoon games will be Musical Chairs, Costume Race, "My Dog Can Do That" challenge, Obedience Fun and Agility Obstacle Course.

There will be prizes and ribbons. There will be booths, bakery sale, pups on parade by the Humane Society and an adoption center.

For pet owners, there will be hot dogs for sale. For more information, call Dave Engleman, (928) 474-3040.

Arts, crafts show

Ponderosa Chapter #64, Order of the Eastern Star Arts and Crafts Show will be held Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 20 and 21, to benefit local needy children and other Eastern Star charities.

Saturday, Oct. 20, hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a barbecue held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 21, hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with barbecue from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This event will be held at the Payson Masonic Hall, 200 E. Rancho Road (behind fire station).

An estimated 83 vendors feature something for everyone: crocheted, knitted and stitched crafts, fashion boutique, fine arts, holiday decor, gifts, jewelry, photography, wood crafts, bake sale with funnel cakes, dry fruits, nuts, Kettlecorn and olives. There will also be body painting and pumpkin painting.

For more information, contact Nancy Bradley at (928) 474-4514.

Fossil Creek Creamery open house scheduled

The newly opened Fossil Creek Creamery is having an open house from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. The creamery is at the Ranch at Fossil Creek on Fossil Creek Road in Strawberry.

The event is for the entire family. Experience the beauty of the ranch, tour the farm, play with kid goats and enjoy fudge and cheese tasting.

John and Joyce Bittner, owners of the Ranch and Fossil Creek Creamery have been carefully planning this venture with help from state and county officials.

Pain Relief footwear

Come check out the new styles of Z-Coil shoes Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19 and 20, in the main lobby of the Payson Regional Medical Center. Meet with knowledgeable personnel from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days.

Studies have shown that not only do Z-Coil wearers have less back, foot, leg and joint pain, but they also have more energy! Sounds simple, but these amazing shoes have provided a decade of pain relief.

Proceeds from the sale will go to support the many programs and scholarships offered by the Mogollon Health Alliance Auxiliary.

For more information, call MHA at (926) 472-2588.

Library bookmark contest has cash prizes

To encourage teen reading, the Payson Public Library is kicking off Teen Read Week with its second annual Bookmark Contest. Three winning bookmarks from both the middle and high school levels will be chosen.

First-place winners will receive $50, second-place winners will receive $25, and third-place winners will receive $15. Winning bookmark designs will be copied and distributed at the Payson Library. Entries are due by Nov. 10.

Come to the Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane Road, to pick up an entry form. For more information, contact Harryette at (928) 474-9260.

Used Book Sale Oct. 20

Rim Country Literacy Program presents its 8th Annual Used Book Sale fund-raising event from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 in the Wal-Mart parking lot.

For sale will be a vast selection of mysteries, murders, mayhem, romance and adventure books. You also will find a large selection of children's books, how-to-books, educational material and a wide variety of hardbound and paperbacks from which to choose. Prices are incredibly reasonable.

Proceeds from this sale support the Rim Country Literacy Programs: Adult Basic Education, Family Literacy, English as a Second Language and GED/pre-GED Training.

For more information, contact RCLP at (928) 468-7257.

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