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Today is last day to request mail ballot


Friday, Oct. 24 is the last day that you many request that a ballot for the Nov. 4 General Election be mailed to you. Requests for ballots after that date cannot be honored.

All ballots must be returned to the recorder’s office or to the polls before 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4. Ballots received after that time will not be counted.

You may early vote in the recorder’s office in Globe or Payson through Friday, Oct. 31 at 5 p.m. After that date, you must vote at your designated polling place on Tuesday, Nov 4.

If you have any questions concerning early voting, voting by mail or where your polling place is located, please call the recorder’s office at (928) 425-8736.

Holiday craft sale today

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. 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.

PAL Fall Show and Sale

The Payson Art League invites the public to its 2008 Fall Show, Friday, Oct. 24 through Sunday, Oct. 26 at the Mazatzal Casino Events Center located on Highway 87, just south of Payson.

The event is free from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.

The gala premiere, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, is also open to the public, but is $5 per person at the door.

An art raffle of one of each artist’s works, open to all attendees, will benefit Payson Art League’s art education projects in area schools and programs for children.

For more information, contact event co-coordinator Glenda Roark at (928) 468-6965.

OES arts and crafts fair

The Order of the Eastern Star will have its third annual Arts and Crafts Fair Oct. 25 and 26 at 200 E. Rancho Road. There are already more than 50 vendors expected.

There will be face painting for the kids. Hot dogs, chilidogs, coffee, soda, water and lots of baked goods will be available to satisfy your hunger.

Several door prizes, donated by local businesses, will be raffled off. The hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., both Saturday and Sunday.

There are still a few vendor slots open. For more information, contact Eileen Cunningham at (928) 970-1547 or Nancy Bradley at (928) 474-4514.

Estate sale benefits Humane Society

An estate sale at 702 N. Luzern Circle in Payson North is planned from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oct. 24 and 25.

The contents of the entire house and garage will be available. In addition to household items and tools, there are several collections in the inventory as well as antiques.

Benefit event in Strawberry

Have some fun at the Ranch at Fossil Creek and Fossil Creek Creamery from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 25. Pet the animals, play games, take a spooky llama walk, enjoy tractor-pulled hayrides and grilled brats and cheese-filled chiles.

Admission is free, however, there is a charge for games, hayrides and food to benefit the Strawberry Elite, Pine/Strawberry school band and student council, and Payson Community Kids.

The Ranch at Fossil Creek is located in Strawberry, just 3-1/2 miles from the Strawberry Lodge at 10379 W. Fossil Creek Road.

Call (928) 476-5178 for additional information.

Hike Cypress and Boulders Loop Trail

Join Parks and Recreation hiking instructors for a free Payson Area Trails System Group-Led Hike on the Cypress and Boulders Loop Trail starting at 9 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 25 at the Cypress Trail Access at the east end of Phoenix Street.

Due to local construction that has closed parts of Phoenix Street, participants can also meet Parks and Recreation staff where Phoenix Street is blocked off, just east of Mud Springs Road, and a pilot car will take them to the start of the hike.

The Cypress and Boulders Loop Trail route is a moderately difficult hike of approximately 5 miles roundtrip and participants should expect some elevation changes and loose granite. Wear stout hiking shoes and bring extra water. Dogs need to be on a leash or under control of their owners.

Participants can register in advance at the Payson Parks and Recreation Department, located at 1000 W. Country Club Drive, or onsite the morning of the hike.

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.

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.

Tootsie Roll fund-raiser this weekend

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.

Rummage sale Oct. 25 in Tonto Village

The Hellsgate Fire Department auxiliary, the Fireflies, will host a Rummage Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 25 at the fire station in Tonto Village, 151 Mathews Lane.

Call Lori at (928) 478-0391 or Judie at (928) 478-0193 to donate your saleable items, or bring to the fire station the day of the sale.

Special musical variety show Saturday

A special musical variety show is planned from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Saturday Oct. 25 at the Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness, 107 W. Wade.

The show will feature some of Payson’s most talented performers, including the Starlighters jazz ensemble, with vocalist Colleen Brown; the Rimtones; the Giraffes; and Jennifer Baltz, Sharon Collins, Phyllis Papineau and more.

Light refreshments, including baked goods will be available at the intermission. A donation of $5 to $10 will be greatly appreciated. Please come and join emcee Ed Blair for an evening of music and fun.

Video game tourney

A video game tournament will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 at the Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane Road.

Players ages 10-18 years will compete at NFL Street 2 with a 4-player hook-up.

Dance Dance Revolution while you wait your turn! Enjoy food, prizes and fun.

Sign up at the front desk or call Harryette at 474-9260.


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