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$5 jewelry sale at hospital Nov. 5-6



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A guided tour of the Tonto National Monument Upper Ruins takes place at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5. The tour includes a three-mile roundtrip hike, with an elevation gain of 600 feet and will take approximately three hours. Cost to participate is $15 per person. Limited transportation will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis for an additional fee of $5 per person. Participants will need to bring packed lunches, and space is limited, so register now by calling the Payson Parks and Recreation Department at 474-5242, ext. 358.

A wonderful selection of $5 jewelry and accessories will be available at the Payson Regional Medical Center lobby from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 5 and 6. The sale is provided by Cloud Nine Fundraising and MHA’s Pink Ladies will be there to help everyone. Cash, credit cards and checks will be accepted.

Proceeds benefit the many programs and scholarships available to our community through the Mogollon Health Alliance. For more information, call the Mogollon Health Alliance at 472-2588.

Scarecrow contest

Payson Main Street Merchants Guild will host the first annual Scarecrow Contest to benefit the Payson St. Vincent De Paul Food Bank.

Community voting will be held during First Friday, Nov. 7, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Participants will be allowed one vote per non-perishable food item donated. Bring your nonperishable food items with you on First Friday Nov. 7 and vote at all participating Main Street Guild Merchants.

The top three vote getters will each receive a gift certificate for a complete Thanksgiving dinner from Safeway.

Book signings Nov. 7

Down the Street Art Gallery is hosting a book signing from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov 7 at 703 W. Main St.

Christine Wailand Harrison, Ph.D., author of “How To Play Nice Together,” about creating community locally and globally, will be there to sign and discuss her latest effort.

Come meet some of Payson’s very talented authors at a book signing for Reflections from the Rim, which will be held at Bootleg Alley Antiques & Art from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., First Friday, Nov. 7.

Reflections from the Rim is a compilation of short stories, poems, and nonfiction written by members of the Payson Area Writers Society.

Proceeds from sales of Reflections from the Rim will go to Payson Community Kids, also known as Marcy’s Kids. This award-winning program helps Payson families by providing after-school programs, drug prevention classes and leadership skills and much more.

Bootleg Alley Antiques & Art is located at 520 W. Main St. For more information, call (928) 472-4323.

Senior Thrift Store has extended hours Friday

The Senior Thrift Store, 512 W. Main St., will remain open until 8 p.m. Nov. 7 for First Friday on Main Street.

There will be live music by Wayne Todd, refreshments, hourly door prizes (need not be present to win), and a table of free books. A 10-percent discount will be given on purchases from $1 to $100 from 5 to 8 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Senior Center and its programs for the elderly of the community.

American Legion Thrift Store offers super sales

American Legion Thrift Store will be having super sales for November. All jeans, purses, and shoes will be 50 cents or three for a dollar. Come shop downstairs at Post 69, located at 709 E. Highway 260. Donations are always accepted.

Coffee with CASA

Come join the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) for Fireside Espresso coffee and treats and an opportunity to learn more about volunteering with CASA from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 7 at the Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane Road.

You can make a difference in a child’s life. Speak up for child in court! Positive Action = Powerful Results.

For more information, contact Katrisha Stuler, CASA Program Manager, at (928) 474-7145 or by e-mail to

High Country Holiday Bazaar set for Nov. 8

The 6th Annual High Country Holiday Bazaar, sponsored by the Community Presbyterian Church, will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 8 at the Payson Senior Center, 514 W. Main St.

There will be a bake sale, a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus from 10 a.m. to noon, and a Deacon’s Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Free parking is offered at the church (at the corner of Main Street and Oak). Ride the free shuttle to and from the bazaar. The shuttle will run every 15 minutes.

Equine rescue group selling wreaths

New Hope PMU Equine Rescue is holding a Christmas wreath fund-raising sale through Nov. 10.

These are fresh, beautiful wreaths from Minnesota, priced very competitively. Direct shipping to each recipient is free. Each wreath comes with a hanger, and a tree will be planted in honor of the recipient.

Delivery dates are Nov. 19 through Dec. 12. Contact Denise at 468-1359 or 595-2242, or Marga at 970-3764.

New Hope Equine Rescue is an all-volunteer, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to rescuing horses from perilous situations, their rehabilitation if needed, and adoption into good, loving homes.

Burrito sale

The Rim Valley Church of God, located at 208 S. McLane Road, will be having a fund-raiser on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 7 and 8. They will sell burritos by Chema’s beginning at 10 a.m. each day. The church is located across from the high school on the west side.

For more information, please call Jan Buttram at 474-5449.

Fall Craft Sale Nov. 7-9

A merry Christmas starts here! The Mystical Rose Sodality is hosting their annual Fall Craft Sale Nov. 7, 8 and 9 at St. Philip’s Catholic Church Hall, 511 S. St. Phillips St. Friday and Saturday hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday hours are 9 a.m. to noon.

You will find beautiful, one-of-a-kind, handmade gifts and delicious treats baked with love. There are great deals easy on the pocketbook at the bargain table, too!

3D Archer Shoot Sunday

A 28-target, 3D Archer Shoot will be held Sunday, Nov. 9. Registration starts at 7 a.m. This is a chance to enjoy a great, family sport. Fees are $30 for families, $20 for adults and $15 for youths. Children under 14 shoot for free.

To get to the Northern Gila County/Jim Jones Shooting Range: On Highway 87, go 2.2 miles south of the casino (.3 miles south of Gibson Ranch Road), turn left (east) onto gravel road (FS 208), then 1.5 miles to entrance.

For more information, call Les Conner at 472-7443 or 978-7801.

Taco luncheon fund-raiser and Bingo Nov. 11

Payson Elks invite you to a luncheon and Bingo Nov. 11. Proceeds go to the Kids’ Christmas Shopping Spree. Tickets are $10 for the taco luncheon.

If you would like to stay on with us, you may purchase your Bingo cards between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Doors open at 11 a.m. There is group reservation seating available.

We have been blessed with many great door prizes. Contact the lodge for tickets, or Mary Smith at 468-8766.


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