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Congressional candidates at GCC



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Robert Barela

Gila Community College will be hosting two of the candidates for U.S. Representative from Arizona’s first Congressional District. Ann Kirkpatrick, the Democratic candidate will speak at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 21. Sydney Hay, the Republican candidate will speak at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28.

Each candidate will speak and answer questions from the audience. Gila Community College will be using their interactive television (ITV) system to bring these speeches and question/answer sessions to their campuses in Globe, Payson, San Carlos and Young. The candidates will be at the Gila Pueblo Campus in Globe, people from other campuses will participate via ITV.

For more information, call (928) 468-8039.

Payson schools observe half-day Wednesday

Payson Unified School District will observe a half-day in-service day Wednesday, Oct. 22.

Julia Randall, Payson and Frontier Elementary Schools dismiss at 11:45 a.m. Lunch will be served to students before they depart. Rim Country Middle School dismisses at 12:30 p.m. after serving lunch. Payson High School dismisses at 12:05 p.m. without serving lunch, followed by a brief, optional club period. The RCMS/PHS buses depart from the schools at 12:35 p.m.

Payson Center for Success High School does not observe the half-day in-services and will operate on its regular schedule.

American Legion hosts Craft Show Saturday

The American Legion Craft Show will be held Saturday, Oct. 25. The show starts at 10 a.m. at the Legion Hall, 709 E. Highway 260. Call Cathy for details, (928) 474-6969.

Downstairs at the Legion Hall, the Thrift Store will be holding an October sale on children’s clothing and ladies’ blouses — buy three for just $1.

Volunteers needed for Trunk-or-Treat

Youngsters of the Rim Country are invited to go trick or treating in a safe environment at the annual Trunk-or-Treat Halloween Festival. Payson Parks and Recreation provides the candy for the costumed volunteers to distribute from their decorated booths.

To take part in the festivities or have a booth, call Parks and Recreation (928) 474-5242, ext. 7. Space is limited. The free event is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31 at North Rumsey Park, north of Taylor Pool.

Crafters wanted

Crafters are wanted for Payson Womans Club Holly Berry Fair, which will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 15. For an application and more information, contact Margaret at (928) 468-1256.

Build a team for Bowl for a Cure

The Payson area Safeway is organizing a fund-raising event for breast cancer research. The Second Annual Bowling for a Cure will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2 at Rim Country Lanes.

Teams are forming now. Register a four-member for $25 per bowler by Oct. 25 and $35 per bowler after Oct. 25.

There will be raffles, music and family fun, plus prizes for top fund-raisers. Proceeds will benefit breast cancer research, treatment and early detection programs.

Register your team at Safeway or online at search “Bowling for a Cure.”

For more information, call Lynne at (928) 472-4661 or e-mail her at

This event is made possible through the generous support of Rim Country Lanes.

PRMC imaging center open house Thursday

Payson Regional Medical Center will have an open house at its new Outpatient Imaging Center this week.

Located at 127 E. Main St., the ribbon-cutting ceremony and accompanying festivities will be from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 23.

The event will celebrate the new radiology and expanded services PRMC is bringing to the community. These services include a professional staff, local physician support, top-of-the-line imaging equipment, advanced technology and more.

The open house will feature tours of the facility, refreshments and drawings every hour for great prizes.

For more information, call (928) 472-3450.

Holiday craft sale Oct. 23-24 at hospital

Now is the time to get a jump on your holiday shopping.

The Mogollon Health Alliance Arts and Crafts Auxiliary will have its holiday craft sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 23 and Friday, Oct. 24 in the hospital’s main lobby.

There will be many unique handcrafted items.

Proceeds from the sale will go to support the many programs and scholarships offered by the Mogollon Health Alliance. For more information, call (928) 472-2588.

Business Buzz in park

The Business Buzz gathering is at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 23 at Rumsey Park Ramada 5. This will be a picnic lunch and public forum featuring the representatives in support of locating the YMCA in Rumsey Park and those favoring other community center options.

The cost is $3 for members of the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce and Payson Regional Economic Development Corporation and $5 for community members. For registration, call the chamber at (928) 474-4515.

Benefit steak dinner

A steak dinner will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 23 in the Payson Elementary cafeteria to benefit the Payson High School Theatre Department and Student Government Association.

The Longhorn theatre depart-ment is raising money for its annual state conference, and STUGO is raising funds for its many school and community service projects.

The dinner includes a steak, beans, potato, salad and drinks. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under. Tickets are available from drama students and student government members as well as at the door.

Marriage seminar

Life Partners Christian Ministries will be in Payson providing its nationwide marriage seminar Friday and Saturday, Oct. 24 and 25.

This workshop, featuring renowned authors and speakers Ken and Nancy Nair, will help participants learn specific skills that will truly transform their relationships. The workshop typically costs $85 per person, however, thanks to a special scholarship the same seminar is being offered in Payson for just $20 (which includes all books and materials).

Practical, hopeful and life changing, this workshop is a must for all adults, married or single. To register, or for more information, call Jana at Mountain Bible Church, (928) 472-7800.

Tootsie Roll fund-raiser

Members of the St. Philip Council of the Knights of Columbus will be located at Bashas’, Safeway and Walmart giving out free Tootsie Rolls to everyone who will accept on Oct. 24, 25 and 26.

The Council will be giving all proceeds to the Payson Special Olympics and the handicapped.

Candidate forums

The Christopher Creek Homeowners Association is sponsoring two candidate forums Saturday, Oct 25 at the Christopher Creek fire station.

At 10 a.m., the four candidates for the Christopher-Kohls Fire District Board will speak. All voters in the C-K Fire District are invited to attend.

At 11 a.m. a candidate’s forum will be held for the candidates for county supervisor for district one. Incumbent Tommie Martin and challenger Dan Haapala will attend.


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