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Area high school students, including those from PHS, private and charter schools or home-schooled students, are invited to participate in the next Lip Sync Contest. In addition to great fun, there will be a total of $1,000 in cash prizes awarded. Applications are available at the PHS administration office or drama studio, at the Payson Roundup office, 708 N. Beeline Highway, or online at www.pusd.k12.az.us/phs. To Buy This Image, contact: <a href="mailto:atowle@payson.com">atowle@payson.com</a>

Aug. 25 Tuesday

• Payson Public Library: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

• Pine Library: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Pine/Strawberry Museum: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Pine Community Center

• Meet with Ann Kirkpatrick’s staff: 10 a.m., 610 E. Highway 260

• Funeral Planning Workshop: 4 p.m., 310 E. Tyler Parkway

Kirkpatrick staff in Payson

Staff members for the office of Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick will be hosting open office hours in Payson at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 25 at 610 E. Highway 260.

Members of the Congresswoman’s staff will be holding regular office hours at the Board of Supervisors Office on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month. They will be making sure that folks in Rim Country can get help dealing with the federal government and share their thoughts on what’s happening in Arizona and Washington.

Workshops set on estate and funeral planning 

A free workshop series, “Steps to Estate and Funeral Planning” will be held at Good Samaritan Society Majestic Rim, 310 E. Tyler Parkway.

The first workshop, “Advance Funeral and Memorial Planning” is at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 25, presented by Messinger Payson Funeral Home.

The second workshop, “Six Easy Steps to an Effective Estate Plan” will be at 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 17, presented by Kevin Dick Investments & Financial Services.

Make a reservation by calling (928) 474-3912. Refreshments will be provided.

Aug. 26 Wednesday

• Payson Public Library: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

• Pine Library: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Rim Country Museum: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 700 Green Valley Pkwy.

• Pine/Strawberry Museum: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Pine Community Center

High school students wanted for the Lip Sync Contest

It is time to pick up your applications for the next Lip Sync Contest. In addition to great fun, there will be a total of $1,000 in cash prizes. All high school students are welcome, including those from Payson High School, as well as private and charter schools and those who are being home-schooled.

Applications may be picked up at Payson High School Drama Studio and the lobby of the PHS administration office or at the Payson Roundup office, 708 N. Beeline Highway. The application is also available online at www.pusd.k12.az.us/phs/. Once on the site, click on the clubs/activities button, then click on the Drama button and you will see the form. Completed applications are to be returned to any high school you attend or to Payson High School.

The Lip Sync Contest is being sponsored by the Kiwanis, Optimist and Rotary Clubs, and the PHS Student Council and Drama Club. Proceeds from the event, which will be presented to the community as entertainment, will be used to provide scholarships.

If you wish to help with this event, make a contribution or desire more information, call Joan Young at 472-2264.

Aug. 27 Thursday

• Payson Public Library: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

• Pine Library: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

• Rim Country Museum: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 700 Green Valley Pkwy.

• Pine/Strawberry Museum: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Pine Community Center

• “Diaries of 19th Century Women”: 10:30 a.m., Payson Public Library

• Citizens Awareness Committee: 2 p.m., Payson Public Library

• Moose Lodge Dinner Special: 5 p.m., Highway 260 in Star Valley

Bob Edwards is speaker at next CAC meeting

The next meeting of the Citizens Awareness Committee will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27 at the Payson Public Library meeting room, 328 N. McLane Road.

Our speaker will be former Payson mayor Bob Edwards, on the topic: “Payson at a Crossroads — Which Route Do We Take?”

Contact us via e-mail to paysoncac@yahoo.com.

Hear ‘Diaries of 19th Century Women’ Aug. 27

Historian Reba Wells Grandrud of Phoenix will present “In Their Own Words: Diaries of 19th Century Women” at the monthly Library Friends of Payson gathering at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 27 at the Payson Library Meeting Room. Everyone is invited to attend at no charge.

This program offers a rare opportunity to understand what it was like for women of yesteryear to disrupt their lives and travel the famous trails crossing the West, following their husbands or fathers into an unknown world.

A discussion period will follow the speech, as well as a potluck lunch open to all those in attendance.

Aug. 28 Friday

• Bag Sale: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Senior Thrift Store

• Payson Public Library: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

• Pine Library: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Rim Country Museum: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 700 Green Valley Pkwy.

• Pine/Strawberry Museum: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Pine Community Center

• American Legion Fish Fry: Noon-8 p.m., American Legion

Bag sale at Senior Thrift

The Senior Thrift Store, 512 W. Main St., will have a bag sale on clothing beginning Aug. 28 and running through Sept. 5.

Shoppers may fill standard-size grocery bags (which will be provided) with men’s and women’s clothing for $1 a bag.

Boutique and children’s clothing is not included in the sale.

The store is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. All proceeds benefit the Senior Center and its programs for the elderly of the community.

Aug. 29 Saturday

• Children’s Vaccination Clinic: 8 a.m. to noon, 107 W. Frontier St.

• Bag Sale: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Senior Thrift Store

• Pine Library: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• Child Identification Program: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 200 E. Rancho Road

• Payson Public Library: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• Rim Country Museum: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 700 Green Valley Pkwy.

• Pine/Strawberry Museum: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Pine Community Center

• Motorcycle Accident Benefit: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Buffalo Bar and Grill

Free Child Identification Program Saturday

There will be a free Child Identification Program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29 at Payson Masonic Lodge, 200 E. Rancho Road, east of the fire station.

The program provides each parent or guardian with a free “Child ID Kit” that contains a color photo ID card, photographs, digital fingerprints and a recorded interview, both on paper and CD. A DNA cheek swab sample is also provided. This is all the information required by law enforcement to issue an Amber Alert, should a child become missing.

All children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to receive this free service.

For more information, contact Richard Skoglund at (928) 970-1169, (928) 468-3568 or visit the Web sites: www.paysonchip.com or www.paysonmason.org.

Children’s vaccination clinic

The Gila County Health Department will be hosting a vaccination clinic for children from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Aug. 29 at the Health Department office, located at 107 W. Frontier St., right across the street from the post office. This is a good time to update children’s vaccination records. The clinic is free to all children.

For more information, call (928) 474-1210.

Motorcycle accident benefit

A dear friend to many, Ken (Bodhi) Shelton, was lost early Monday morning, July 27, 2009. While riding his motorcycle, Bodhi and his lady, Julie (Jewels) Jenkins, were hit by an elk on the highway, killing Bodhi and critically injuring Jewels.

Jewels is recovering from multiple surgeries and needs a lot of time to heal.

A benefit for Julie will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29 at the Buffalo Bar and Grill. Come hungry, $5 a plate Bar-B-Q all goes to help Julie. The John Scott Band has offered to play music.

An account is also set up at Chase Bank for Julie Jenkins. Donations are greatly appreciated.

Aug. 30 Sunday

• Blessing of New and Renewed Drivers: 8:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m., Mount Cross Lutheran Church

• Rim Country Museum: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 700 Green Valley Pkwy.

• Pine/Strawberry Museum: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Pine Community Center

• Bingo: 1 p.m., Elks Lodge, open to the public

Blessing of new drivers

On Sunday, Aug. 30, 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 either the 8:30 a.m. (traditional) or the 10:30 a.m. (contemporary) service to receive a special blessing 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 “re-newed” 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.

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