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Look-alike moms and daughters wanted

Look-alike moms and daughters are asked to participate in the Payson Roundup's Mother/ Daughter Look-alike feature to be published in our May 9 edition.

Stop by our office and have your picture taken from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. April 30 through May 7, or bring your pictures in to be scanned at 708 N. Beeline Highway.

We need individual photos as well as the mother and daughter together.

Photos may be e-mailed (minimum 170 dpi resolution) to cyoder@payson.com or khutton@ payson.com. Please include names and contact information.

National Day of Prayer Thursday, May 1

Payson is celebrating the National Day of Prayer Thursday, May 1. Coordinated by the Payson Christian Ministerial Fellowship, a number of events are planned. Crossroads Foursquare Church, 114 E. Cedar Lane, will have a program from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. especially for men. A light breakfast will be served at 6:30 a.m. For details, call John Frerichs, (928) 476-3865. A program will be held from 7 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. at Pine Elementary School, 3868 N. Pine Creek Drive. Contact Nancy Lombardi at (928) 476-6422 for more information. Mountain Bible Church will host a program from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in Building C, 302 E. Rancho Road. Fellowship, with refreshments, begins at 8:45 a.m. Call Jan Chapek, (928) 468-0384, for details. A program, with patriotic emphasis and music by the students of Payson Community Christian School, is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. at Rumsey Park Pavilion 5, west of the library, 328 N. McLane Road. The final program of the day is from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the First Assembly of God Church, 1100 W. Lake Drive. For more information, call (928) 472-8178 or visit aznationaldayofprayer.org.

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Book sale at FES

Frontier Elementary School will host a 50 Percent Off Book Sale April 29 through May 2.

You'll find lots of fiction and nonfiction books, accelerated readers, chapter and easy readers, hardcover and picture books, paperbacks, children's classics, adult best sellers, cookbooks, Spanish books, toys and activities, and computer software. For your convenience, cash, check or credit cards will be accepted.

Hours will be from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday.

Teen Maze needs volunteers

New Beginnings is seeking volunteers for the Teen Maze to take place from May 5 through May 9 during school hours at Payson High School. To volunteer, or for more information, please call Michele DeRouin at (928) 978-0164.

Book Fair and Family Activity Day at PES

Payson Elementary School will have a Spring Book Fair through Friday, May 2 in the school library.

The fair will be open during the morning and lunch recesses and after school from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The fair's Family Activity Day is from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 1. Family Activity Day events include a spaghetti dinner with food by Gerardo's Italian Bistro and a student art display. The book fair will be open to everyone that day as well. Dinner is $4 for children; $6 for adults and $20 for families (immediate family members only).

Raffle tickets benefit Humane Society

Payson Humane Society representatives will be selling raffle tickets for a Mexican Riviera cruise from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 3 at the Moose Lodge in Star Valley.

Tickets will also be sold for three prize baskets to be raffled.

One basket is "For the Birds," and features a hummingbird feeder, birdseed and a bird house. The basket also includes dinner for two at Fargo's Steakhouse and a two-night stay at Eagles Landing in Fountain Hills.

Basket Two is a romantic getaway at Christopher Creek Lodge, and a lot of goodies to celebrate a special evening for two. The winners will be notified May 10, the day before Mother's Day.

The Father's Day Basket is sure to please any man in your life. It includes everything from chrome to wheels for detailing his special ride. The winner will be announced the day before Father's Day, June 14.

Call Jo at (928) 478-5617, or Betty at (928) 468-7132, for tickets or more information.

CERT training set

The Payson area Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) instructors are offering to hold classes in Pine-Strawberry.

Learn how to prepare, take care and assist yourself, your family and your neighbors in the event of a major community incident.
Depending on the number in of participants, the classill run either two nights a week for one month, or one night a week for two months. Classes will be held in the P-S Fire Department training room.

Anyone interested,lease call 476-4272o that a list may be compiled for the instructors.
ISO ratings

Last year, the Pine-Strawberry Fire Department hadn ISO test done. Our district went from a rating of 7 down to a 5.This is good. The lower our ISO rating, the better our insurance rates can be.

Homeowners, please contact your insurance companies to verify that they are aware of the rate change, and to make sure you are receiving the benefits of the improved rate of 5.

For more information, contact the PSFD at 476-4272.

Rodeo parade entries

The Payson Pro Rodeo Committee will present the 10th annual "Main Event" -- the 2008 Gary Hardt Memorial Rodeo Parade.

The parade will be Saturday, May 17, starting at 9 a.m. There is no fee to enter, and forms to participate are available at the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce on the northwest corner of Highway 87 and Main Street.

A $25 prize will be awarded to the winner in each of eight categories: walking individual or group, motorized individual or group, manual powered vehicle individual or group, individual or group float, corporate float, mounted horse group or individual, leading horse group or individual, other animals -- individual or group.

A $50 prize will be awarded for best over-all Judges' Choice for the entry that best "Exemplifies the Sprit of the Springodeo Parade." Prizes will be sent in the mail.

For more information, contact Ruth Klaver at (928) 474-8837.

Fiber art exhibit set

The Threadplayers of Payson will present a fiber art exhibit, "Expressions in Fiber II" at Gila Community College from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., May 3 and May 4.

The exhibit will feature fiber art such as wall hangings, wearable art, jewelry, altered books, framed art, baskets and more.

For more information, contact Nancy Bollard, (928) 476-2305.

Get tickets now for Choral Society program

The Payson Choral Society's spring concert "Showtime," a musical stroll down Broadway, comes to the Payson High School auditorium Saturday, May 3. Performances will be at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Concert tickets are $8 for adults, $3 for students ages 12 to 18, and free for children ages 11 and under. Tickets may be purchased in advance from Choral Society members, The Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Payson Roundup, and at the Payson Public Library. Tickets will also be available at the door before each concert. Proceeds from the concerts provide musical scholarships to middle school and high school students. These are awarded each year at the spring concert.

Star Valley spring fling

Star Valley's spring fling is Saturday, May 3 at the Moose Lodge. Arts, crafts, food, live music and more will be featured.

Some vendor spaces are still available for $25. Call Jude (928) 472-1146, Hells Gate Fire Department Auxiliary and the Moose Lodge in Star Valley.

Blessing of the Bikes

The Riders of the Purple Sage, a motorcycle ministry of Payson United Methodist Church, is holding the 2nd Annual Blessing of the Bikes (motorcycles) for the greater Payson area at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 3 at the church, 414 N. Easy St.

The blessing will include music, scripture, prayer and a personal blessing from Rev. David Rennick.

After the blessing, participants will be escorted through town by the Payson Police Department, and will ride east on Highway 260 to a lookout on the Mogollon Rim.

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