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Chili lovers of the Rim Country are invited to the Humane Society of Central Arizona’s 13th Annual Chili Supper Tuesday, Nov. 10. The chili supper is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Payson Elks Lodge at the corner of Beeline Highway and Airport Road. For just $7 for adults and $4 for children under 12, enjoy a tasty meal of chili, macaroni and cheese, salad, rolls and homemade cupcakes. Along with the great eats, participants can take a chance or two on the 50/50 or U-Pic raffles, or bid on the beautiful silent auction baskets with many terrific items donated by the generous businesses and individuals in the area. All proceeds will benefit the area’s homeless animals. For details call the shelter at (928) 474-5590 or Betty Raveling at (928) 468-7132.





Nov. 10 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

• Humane Society Chili Supper: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Payson Elks Lodge, 1206 N. Beeline Highway

• Capitol Christmas Tree: 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Longhorn Road west of Hwy. 87

Time Out Thrift Shop

Every Tuesday in November the Time Out Thrift Shop will have a $1 bag sale for all regular clothing. The dates are Nov. 10, 17, and 24. The shop is located at 500 S. Beeline Highway (across the street from Wendy’s) and the hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All profits from the Time Out Thrift Shop are used to support Time Out, Inc., its domestic violence programs and services in the community of Payson. The shelter hotline number is (928) 472-8007.

See Capitol Christmas Tree

The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree is making a stop in Payson from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 10. Longhorn Road at Highways 260 and 87 west to Colcord Road will be closed for a short, one-hour celebration. For more information, call Cameron Davis at (928) 474-5242, ext. 7, or visit

At library bookstore

During November the Library Friends of Payson Bookstore will feature an extensive collection of Christmas fiction, music, cook books, craft books, etc.

This is a wonderful opportunity to get a head start on selecting unique and inexpensive gifts for friends, neighbors, care givers, co-workers, secret pals, or anyone else on your Christmas list. Bookstore gift certificates are only $3 and make the perfect gifts for those hard to shop for people on your list. They are great stocking stuffers, as well. The sturdy library tote bags are another inexpensive gift idea and are terrific for carrying books and make a great substitute for plastic grocery bags. These handy bags are only $1.50 each and will provide years of use while contributing the ecology.

The LFOP Bookstore is located to the right of the circulation desk just inside the Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane Road. For more information visit the website at

Nov. 11 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

• Mogollon Health Alliance program: 10 a.m., 310 E. Tyler Parkway

• Veterans Day Programs: 11 a.m., Payson High School Auditorium; 2 p.m., Powell House; 2 p.m., Pine Library

• Blood Drive: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Payson Care Center

Learn about the Mogollon Health Alliance

Judy Baker will present a program on the Mogollon Health Alliance and how it benefits the community at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11 at the Good Samaritan Society Majestic Rim, 310 E. Tyler Parkway.

  Blood drive Wednesday

There will be a blood drive from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11 at the Payson Care Center dining room, 107 E. Lone Pine Drive.

With the recent tragedy at Ft. Hood, lots of people lined up to donate blood. Don’t wait until there is a tragedy to donate. Every day in Arizona, we need 700 pints of blood.

Please contact Krystal Klabbatz at (928) 474-6896 to make an appointment, or go to

Many thanks to Payson High School students who surpassed their goal of 34, and got 43 donors at their recent blood drive!

Veterans Day programs

The Town of Payson Veterans Day program will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11 at the Payson High School auditorium, featuring the theme “Let Freedom Prevail.”

The planned program includes refreshments; welcoming remarks; Presentation of the Colors; an invocation; addresses by Payson Mayor Kenny Evans, Payson Police Chief Don Engler and Payson Fire Chief Marty deMasi; patriotic tributes performed by the PHS drama department; a patriotic medley of service hymns and more.

The Powell House will have its annual Veterans Day program at 2 p.m. It will include a flag ceremony by the Boy Scouts, music and speakers including Mayor Kenny Evans and former Mayor Bob Edwards, Police Chief Don Engler, a representative from the fire department and Adrienne Troutman from the Elks. Also participating will be Steve DeSanto, pastor of the Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church and Denny Morse.

Another Veterans Day program is planned at the Isabelle Hunt Memorial Library, 6123 N. Randall in Pine, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. It will feature veterans sharing their stories. Refreshments will be served.

Nov. 12 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

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

• Estate Planning Workshop: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Gila Community College, Room 402

Free estate planning workshop offered

There will be an estate planning workshop from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12 at Gila Community College, Room 402. Topics to be included are: understanding beneficiary deeds and the process and forms to use in accordance with Arizona law to forego probate.

Reservations are recommended, though there is no charge. Call (928) 468-8039. The college is at 210 N. Mud Springs Road.

Nov. 13 Friday

• 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

• ASU’s Sparky Tour: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., PHS Dome

• Free Gospel Concert: 6 p.m., Church on Randall Place in Pine

Tootsie Roll Drive for Special Olympics this weekend

On Nov. 13, 14 and 15, members of the St. Philip Knights of Columbus will be located at Walmart, Safeway and Bashas’ giving out free Tootsie Rolls to anyone who will accept.

Knights will have canisters to accept donations from the public during the annual, nationwide Knights fund-raiser to help the handicapped. The cost of the Tootsie Rolls is paid by the Knights, so that 100 percent of the donations may be given to the Payson Special Olympics program.

ASU’s Sparky coming to Payson High School Dome

ASU’s Sparky Tour comes to the Payson High School Dome from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13. Sparky’s tour was established by the athletic department of ASU to provide positive role models to students and inspire them to excel in the classroom and beyond.

Hear from coaches, athletes, administration, cheerleaders and, of course, Sparky.  One student previously nominated by Rim Country Middle School teachers and administration, will be recognized and will receive a signed Sparky poster, a Sparky t-shirt and a tour of ASU. The student will also be given a special “Sparky Award” presented by RCMS principal Gary Witherspoon and Mayor Kenny Evans.

Free gospel concert in Pine

A free Southern Gospel Concert featuring the Johnson Family will be presented at 6 p.m., Friday Nov. 13 at the Church on Randall Place, 6338 W. Randall Place, Pine.

For more information, contact John Lake at (928) 970-4249.


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