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First Friday boasts scarecrow contest



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A Home Party plan day will be held Saturday, Nov. 8 at the Senior Circle, 215 N. Beeline Highway. Persons who have Home Parties and would like to display their merchandise are welcome to do so. The event also is open to those who want to do some early holiday shopping. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call (928) 472-9290.

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 tonight

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Poppies for Veterans fund drive this weekend

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9829 of Payson will be distributing Poppies for Veterans and conducting a membership drive over Veterans Day Weekend — Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 7-9.

We need members and donations to assist veterans in our community who have special needs.

These poppies are made by and for veterans of our Armed Forces, and donations are used only for aid and assistance to veterans. Look for us at Bashas’, Safeway, Walmart and Walgreens this weekend. Come join us to help veterans and our community.

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.

Book signing by Dr. Annelle’ Henson Nov. 8

Local New Thought minister and a doctor of metaphysics, Dr. Annelle’ Henson has written her first book, “Spiritual Lessons for Your Life’s Journey” — a collection from her talks and meditations over many years of study. Her book is for people who might need a little help on their spiritual journey.

“I am a healer who has worked with healing since I was nine years old, and that is my mission in life — to help others to find their way if I can,” Henson said.

Dr. Henson will have a book signing from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8 at The Book Store and More, 1001 S. Beeline Highway.

For more information, call 478-6297 or 978-4297.

Citizens Awareness Committee

Former Payson mayor, Bob Edwards will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Citizens Awareness Committee at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10 in the Payson Public Library meeting room. His topic will be “Current Views on the Town of Payson.”

For more information, e-mail

Bell ringer potluck

The Salvation Army will have a potluck for its bell ringers from last year on Nov. 10.

It will be at 6 p.m. at the Nazarene Church, at the corner of Tyler Parkway and Highway 87.

Shred-a-thon Nov. 13 at the Senior Circle

The Senior Circle will be sponsoring a Shred-a-thon from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Nov. 13. The community is invited to bring items for shredding.

Senior Circle is located at 215 N. Beeline Highway. For more information, call 472-9290.


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