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Members of the Payson Rimstones Rock Club present their annual Gem and Mineral Show Oct. 11-12 at the Tonto Apache Reservation Recreation Center (gym).

Gem & Mineral Show

The Payson Rimstones Rock Club will have its 11th Annual Gem & Mineral Show Oct. 11-12 at the Tonto Apache Reservation Recreation Center (gym). The show will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday; and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday.

It’s much more than just rocks.

This is a great family event with free rocks and fun for all. The program will include a fluorescents exhibit, children activities, the Spinning Wheel game, silent auctions, door prizes, lunch foods and homemade desserts; crystals, vendor sales of rocks, minerals and fossils, tools and supplies.

Admission is $3 for adults; children under 12 free with adult. Discount tickets are available at the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce, Payson Public Library and the Payson Parks and Recreation office.

Time Out celebrates Autumn Leaves

Tickets are now on sale for Autumn Leaves, Time Out’s 12th annual “fun” raiser. Entertainment will include a silent auction, a raffle, dancing and entertainment by Fred Carpenter. Cocktails begin at 5 p.m., with a buffet dinner to follow at 6 p.m. The event will be held Saturday, Sept. 27 at Mazatzal Casino. Tickets cost $50 per person. For tickets or more information, call Jean at (928) 472-8007 or Vliet at (928) 476-2925.

Rabies clinic

The Town of Payson/Star Valley Gila County Rabies Control is having a Low-Cost Rabies Vaccination Clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 4 at the Main Street Animal Clinic, 411 W. Main St. Rabies vaccinations will be $10.

Licenses are required for all dogs and they may be purchased at the clinic. The costs: unaltered dogs, $7 for the Town of Payson, $7 for the Town of Star Valley, and $15 for Gila County; spayed/neutered dogs, $3 for the Town of Payson, $5 for the Town of Star Valley, and $7 for Gila County.

Other vaccinations will be available upon request.

Pets must be secured at all times.

For more information, call (928) 474-9292.

4th annual costume party

The Gracie Lee Haught Children’s Memorial Fund is once again having a costume party and fund-raiser at the Mazatzal Casino. The theme of the fourth annual costume party is “Breaking Records 1950s Style.”

The party is at 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 4. Everyone is invited to come join in an evening of food, dancing, games, auctions, Rhino raffle and much more. Tickets for the entire evening are $20 a person with costume and $25 a person without costume. Think 1950s for your costume and come join the fun.

All proceeds benefit the Gracie Lee Haught Children’s Memorial Fund, which is dedicated to promote and support the health, safety and wellness of local children. This fund provides car seats, bike helmets and financial assistance to families in times when their children are facing medical crises.

For more information about the costume party and Gracie Lee Haught Children’s Memorial Fund, please contact the Mogollon Health Alliance at (928) 472-2588.


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