Couch Calling Horn Faithful


That comfy couch that four lucky Longhorn football fans are allowed to sit on during football games is turning into a popular attraction.

Friends And Neighbors (FAN) Club member Eileen Daniels believes boosters are now anxious to sit on the couch because they have a bird’s eye view of the action. The good news is the couch will be moved even closer to gridiron play for the upcoming three-game home stretch.

“It will be a much better view of the game,” she said.

To sit on the couch on game night, all that’s needed is to win a raffle in which tickets are $5 each or three for $10. Also the winner receives spirit supplies and a food voucher.

It’s a great way to spend the evening cheering the Longhorns on to victory.

Another raffle the FAN Club is sponsoring is a 50/50 drawing. The winner at the last home game pocketed more than $450.

The FAN Club is donating all proceeds from the couch raffle to the junior class to help with next spring’s prom.

All proceeds from the 50/50 raffle will be used to purchase a scorer’s table in Wilson Dome.

FAN Club meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month in the Pioneer Title Building. New members are always welcome.

PCCS wraps up cross country

Payson Community Christian School cross-country coach Dave LaMotte says the date for the upcoming awards ceremony will be announced soon.

The team wrapped up its inaugural season last week at the Desert Pines League championships held at the American Indian Christian School. The PCCS fifth and sixth grade team finished third overall.

River Johnson ran his way to the individual championship.

Kevin Weaver, who finished fifth, led the seventh and eighth grade team.

LaMotte said he applauds the athletes for their commitment and the parents, teachers and student body for their support.

Little League meets

Although the Little League season wrapped up only three months ago, officials are already laying the foundation for the 2009 campaign.

League president Slade Gibson says a meeting will be held at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29 at Payson Elementary School to elect the next board of directors.

Only those members in good standing will be eligible to vote for the directors.

Those who cannot attend may obtain an absentee ballot from Gibson at

PHS Cheer to host clinic

PHS spirit line coach Kristi Ford, her assistant coaches and the cheer team members will host a clinic from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Oct. 13 to Oct. 17 in Wilson Dome.

The clinic is open to those in grades two through six.

The fee is $35, which includes a camp T-shirt, water bottle and pom-poms.

Campers will practice fundamental spirit line skills of tumbling, jumps, stunting, dance and cheer.

A wrap-up performance is scheduled for Friday.

Call (928) 474-5242, ext 7 for more information.

One-Pitch Softball Tournament

Join Payson Parks and Recreation for a double-elimination one-pitch tournament at Rumsey Park.

This eight-team tournament is coed with 12 players per team.

Championship prizes will be handed out at the end of tournament play.

Alcohol is permitted at a Ramada adjacent to the ball field.

The tourney starts at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 11 at Rumsey I (by the library). The fee is $100 per team, and players must be at least 16 years of age.


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