Around Rim Country


Area sales benefit local charities

The Mogollon Health Alliance will have a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Nov. 14 and 15 at 206 S. Tonto St. There will be a little bit of everything for just about everyone’s taste.

Rain will postpone the event.

Holly Berry Fair

The Payson Womans Club will host the annual Holly Berry Fair from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15 at 510 W. Main St.

The club’s famous homemade baked pies, cakes, cookies and candy will be for sale. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Also this year, we will have numerous crafters selling their beautiful handcrafted items including afghans, wall hangings, jewelry, Christmas decorations, aprons, towels and wood products.

For more information, call Margaret at (928) 468-1256.

Fall/Christmas Sale

The La Boutique Gift Shop will be holding a Fall/Christmas Sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Nov. 13 and 14 in the main lobby of the hospital.

There will be lots of stuffed animals, many gifts for all ages, and Christmas and holiday items! Many handmade Christmas treasures made by MHA Auxiliary Arts and Crafts will also be available.

All proceeds from the sale go to support the many programs and scholarships offered by the Mogollon Health Alliance. For more information, call 472-2588.

Merry Mall Nov. 15

The holiday Merry Mall, sponsored by Payson United Methodist Women, is back this year, bigger and better than ever. We have many contributing booths and lots of handmade gifts and decor for holiday giving. We have a baked potato bar this year for your lunch enjoyment, and baked treats galore for holiday giving.

Come and see for yourself from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15 at 414 N. Easy St. (behind Ace Hardware). All proceeds go for mission giving.

Yard sale at Elks Lodge

On Saturday, Nov. 15 and Sunday, Nov. 16 there will be a yard sale at the Payson Elks Lodge, 1206 N. Beeline Highway. The sale will run from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day. Hot dogs, hamburgers, and sodas will also be available for purchase.

The sale will benefit the Elks National Foundation, which helps Elks to provide the youth in our community with a healthy beginning through scholarships and other projects. The ENF also honors the Elks’ pledge to never forget our veterans and helps fund projects and other charitable activities that improve the quality of life in our community.

To donate items for the sale, call Victor Mozart (928) 474-4777 or (928) 951-0324 and he will make arrangements for pick-up.

One-day shoe sale

Are you on your feet all day? Are your feet tired? Come check out the great selection of footwear for the clinical professional from Dansko, Klogs and Spira from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 17 at the Payson Regional Medical Center lobby. Cash, checks, credit cards, and payroll deduction for PRMC employees will be accepted. All monies raised will help to fund the many programs and scholarships available through the Mogollon Health Alliance.

For more information, call (928) 472-2588.

Quilt Roundup

The 4th Annual Rim Country Quilt Roundup will be held Nov. 13-16 featuring a quilt show, workshops, lectures and a merchant’s mall.

Quilt Roundup workshops will be held at various locations in Payson Nov. 13-15. There is still space available in some classes: on Saturday, Nov. 15, choose Fabric Painting with Nancy Bollard from 9 a.m. to noon or learn Quilting Tips to Make You More Successful in the afternoon with Alyce Leach. Also open is O Holy Night (Brenda Henning). Sign up soon so you don’t miss out.

The lecture by Lynn Kough on a quilter’s evolution lecture still has seats available for $10.

The quilt show opens Friday, Nov. 14 at Mazatzal Casino and runs through Sunday, Nov. 16. Quilts from Rim Country and around the U.S. will be displayed. Admission is $3 or $2 plus one can of food to be donated to the local food bank.

The Quilt Roundup Awards Banquet will be held Saturday evening at Mazatzal Casino. The public is welcome to attend. Tickets for the prime rib buffet dinner are $30 per person and the supply is very limited.

Entry forms for the quilt show and registration for classes are available on the Web site: or call Elaine Putnam at (928) 474-4515 during regular business hours.

Blessing of new and renewed drivers

On Sunday, Nov. 16, Mount Cross Lutheran Church will celebrate a driver’s license milestone.

All teenagers who have recently received a new driver’s license are invited to attend the 10:30 a.m. service to receive a special blessing and gift on achieving this important milestone.

In addition, any adults who have completed the AARP Driver’s Safety Course are invited to be present for a blessing of their “renewed” driving status.

Please join us in celebrating this milestone as one community of faith.

Mount Cross is located at 601 E. Highway 260, across from Tiny’s restaurant and between Safeway and Giant.

Wine tasting for PHS

The second in the current series of wine tastings to benefit the Payson Humane Society is from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16 at Gerardo’s Italian Bistro.

This tasting features holiday wines, with appropriate hors d’oeuvres by Gerardo.

Tickets are $20 and are available at The Beverage Place, Gerardo’s, the Payson Humane Society animal shelter and the chamber. There are a limited number of tickets remaining, so there is no guarantee they will be available at the door.

Following the tasting, Gerardo will prepare a special three-course meal for those who wish to stay for dinner. Cost of the dinner is also $20.

Aglow International

Aglow, a women’s nondenominational Christian organization, meets from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 15 at the Crossroads Church Fellowship Hall, at 114 E. Cedar Lane.

Aglow has been serving the Rim Country since January 1996, meeting the third Saturday of each month to enjoy Christian fellowship and be inspired by special speakers.

This month’s speaker is Darlene May, a local Red Cross volunteer. She will be sharing a bit about her life as well as presenting information about the Red Cross and the many opportunities it affords in helping people in time of need.

Free childcare is available; call Nancy at (928) 478-6462 for more information.

See Jody Drake as Sharlot Hall

Relive the early days in Arizona as the Payson Institute of Learning presents Jody Drake, an accomplished actress who will portray one of the earlier pioneer women, Sharlot Hall.

Mrs. Hall lived from 1870 through 1943, and was the first woman to be appointed to public office in our state. She played an important role in Arizona’s history. Walk in the footsteps of one of the most remarkable women in the West.

This special event will be presented at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17 at the Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main St.

Tickets are available at the Payson Roundup and Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce, or call 472-3393. A donation of $10 is appreciated.

For additional information, call Pat Alberti at 472-3393.

Majestic Rim open house

The public is invited to an open house at the retirement community Good Samaritan Society Majestic Rim, 310 E. Tyler Parkway, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 15.

Take a tour of the facility, meet and chat with staff and enjoy light refreshments.

For additional information, contact Stacey Zimmerman or Cathe Davis at (928) 474-3912.

Free education seminar for local seniors

A free education seminar for Rim Country Seniors: “A Clear Big Picture View of Your 2009 Medicare Options and Choices” will be offered twice next week.

Longtime health insurance specialist Tom Russell will present the program at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 17 and Tuesday, Nov. 18 at the Majestic Mountain Inn Club House, 602 E. Highway 260. To reserve a seat, call (928) 474-1233.


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