Site For Fun Walk, Run Has Been Changed


Parks and Recreation coordinator Deb Rose wants runners, joggers and walkers to know that the site for tomorrow's (Saturday) Walk-A-Hound Lose-A-Pound 5K Fun Run/Walk has changed.

The race will take place at Green Valley Park rather than Rumsey Park. Race start time is 10 a.m. but for those who have not yet signed up, late registration will be from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on race day. Check in for all runners begins at 9 a.m.

The entry fee tomorrow is $35 and participants are not guaranteed a T-shirt. Rose said entrants who do not own a dog may leash up a "loaner" pet courtesy of the Payson Humane Society.

All dogs must be leashed and owners are responsible for cleaning up any messes left along the course.

Last spring at the inaugural Walk-A-Hound event, 55 dogs and their walking partners participated in the 5K.


The Payson Tennis Club telephone number that appeared in the April 1 edition of Extra Points was incorrect. The correct number for club organizer Mike Steelman is (928) 476-2702.

So, guess whose phone number I incorrectly keyed in as Steelman's?

It was my own.

The morning after the paper was published, I had several phone calls asking for information about the tennis club.

Since I'm not a rocket scientist or a brain surgeon, it took at least three calls before I realized the mistake I had made. Sorry, tennis buffs.

Steelman says the club is looking for intermediate level doubles players, both male and female.

The initiation from him is, "if you can serve, have an average forehand and backhand, and can play net at least a little bit, come play doubles with us every Monday and Wednesday at 4 p.m. and Saturday at 9 a.m." Games are played at Rumsey Park.

Steelman says, "Come out and get some sun and exercise and meet new people." He also warns that games may change as the weather warms up.

School sports physical

The Payson School District is offering discounted physical exams from 1 to 4 p.m. May 7 in Wilson Dome.

That will be half day schedule for PUSD students.

The fee is $10 and the exams are open to any student who will be playing middle school or high school sports during the next school year.

To take advantage of the physicals, students must pick up a physical and parent permission form at the school where they will be playing sports next year.

For example, eighth-graders should pick up forms at the high school and elementary students going to middle school next year should pick up theirs at RCMS.

The student-athletes must take the completed forms and the $10 fee with them to the physical exams.

For more information, call (928) 474-2233 or (928) 474-4511.

HOSA to host golf

The Payson High School Health Occupation Students of America will be holding a golf tournament May 10 at Payson Golf Course.

The fee is $80 per player.

HOSA is a student organization committed to recruiting qualified young people interested in pursuing a career in the health care profession. Last year, the Payson chapter of HOSA conducted CPR and automatic external defibrillator (AED) training for high school faculty and staff. Funds from the golf tournament will be used to purchase AEDs and place them in locations throughout the community.

The cost of the devices is about $1,200 per unit. For more information or to enter, call James Vandruff at (928) 978-5276 or Mogollon Health Alliance at (928) 472-2588.

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