Community Almanac



Payson High School’s will present a fun and upbeat musical called “The Boyfriend” April 8 through 10 at the PHS Auditorium. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, and there is a 4 p.m. matinee on Friday. Tickets are the door are $8 for adults, $7 for senior citizens and $6 for students. Save $2 off the door price when you purchase tickets in advance at Payson Public Library, Re-runs Resale Boutique or Oasis Christian Book Store.

April 7 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

• Terry Goddard appearance: 2 p.m., Tiny’s Restaurant

• Arts Education meeting: 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., 902 W. Main St.

• Bingo: 6:30 p.m., Elks Lodge, open to the public

• Susan G. Komen 3-Day meeting: 6:30 p.m., call (928) 472-3225 for location

Schools on half-day schedule

Payson Unified School District #10 will observe a half-day inservice day on Wednesday, April 7.

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 inservices and will operate on its regular schedule.

Terry Goddard in Payson 

Terry Goddard, Arizona Attorney General and 2010 candidate for Governor, will be at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260, on April 7. He will arrive there between 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Everyone is invited.

Humane Society Thrift Store

The Humane Society Thrift Store, located at 404 W. Main St., has new store hours. The thrift store is now open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Donations are accepted during store hours.

Learn about arts education

The Arizona Commission on the Arts and Arizona Department of Education will hold an informational meeting for interested community members from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 7 in the Payson Schools District Office Board Room, 902 W. Main St.

Meet Lynn Tuttle, arts education specialist at the Arizona Department of Education, and Mandy Buscas, arts learning director at the Arizona Commission on the Arts. Learn about quality arts education programs, engaging residency programs and resource-sharing opportunities.

Susan G. Komen team forming for Rim Country

A Rim Country team is forming to participate in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure. It is open to anyone wanting information or ready to join the team.

The first team meeting will be at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 7. Those attending will discuss getting started, fund-raising and training and a name for the team. The meeting will be in the Alpine Heights area. Please call for directions, (928) 472-3225 or (928) 468-0961 or (928) 474-9779.

April 8 Thursday

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

• Health Fair: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 197 W. Frontier (across from the Post Office)

• 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

• PHS Drama presents “The Boyfriend”: 7:30 p.m., Payson High School Auditorium

Health Fair

Gila County Division of Health and Community Services will have a Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, April 8 at the Gila County Health Department, 197 W. Frontier (across street from Post Office). Admission is free and there will be free blood pressure checks, plus immunizations will be available.

Payson High School spring musical

Payson High School will present “The Boyfriend” as its annual spring musical. This is a fun and upbeat musical set in the 1920s. It opens in the Payson High School Auditorium April 8 and runs through April 10. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, and there is a 4 p.m. matinee on Friday.

Prices at the door are $8 for adults $6 for students and $7 for senior citizens. Advance tickets are all $2 less and available at Re-runs Resale Boutique, the Payson Public Library and Oasis Christian Book Store.

Constitutional seminar

A seminar on the U.S. Constitution, “Making of America” is being sponsored by the Payson Tea Party. The seminar will be presented by the National Center for Constitutional Studies ( The seminar will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, April 24 at Crossroads Foursquare Church, 114 E. Cedar St., Payson. The cost is $10 per person, which covers the workbook participants will use. Register with payment by April 8 to guarantee having a book. Checks should be made payable to June Dudley. Purchase your tickets at any regular Payson Tea Party meeting, held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thursdays at Famous Sam’s, or call Shirley Dye (928) 468-1131. Participants will need to bring a pencil, other materials provided; a lunch (or go out during the one hour lunch break) or pre-purchase a box lunch provided by Mojo’s Café for $5. To learn more about the Payson Tea Party organization, visit the Web site

Library bookstore specials

The Library Friends of Payson Bookstore’s theme for April is “Spring Into Fitness.” Spring is a great time to start correcting winter’s indulgences. Therefore, the bookstore is featuring two-for-one specials on health and fitness materials. The categories included in this promotion are health, diet and self-help.

Spring also means it’s time to think about getting your garden going. Whether you want to plant a rose bush or start a new vegetable garden, the bookstore’s gardening section has useful information at a great price. During April all gardening books will be offered at two for the price of one. Since the bookstore normally prices hardback books at $3, $2 or $1, this is a golden opportunity to load up on extremely reasonably priced gardening material.

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 LFOP Web site at

April 9 Friday

• Jon Kyl meets with Cattle Growers: 8 a.m., Copper Bistro in Globe

• Z-Coil Shoes on sale: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., hospital lobby

• 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

Z-Coil Shoes are back

Come see the new Z-Coil shoes on sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 9 and Saturday, April 10 in the main lobby of the Payson Regional Medical Center.

Styles include sneakers, boots, clogs and much more. Studies have shown that these amazing shoes relieve back, foot, and leg pain by softening impact. Come meet with knowledgeable personnel and learn the facts.

Proceeds from the sale will go to support the many programs and scholarships offered by the Mogollon Health Alliance Auxiliary.

For more information, call MHA at (928) 472-2588.

Kyl to meet with Cattle Growers and Cowbelles

Senator Jon Kyl will have a special meeting with members of the area’s Cattle Growers Association and Cowbelles at 8 a.m., Friday, April 9 at the Copper Bistro, located across from Fry’s on US 60 in Globe.

There  will be refreshments available. Call (928) 425-2524 and leave a message of how many will be attending so there will be an accurate count, or e-mail dccattleco@the

April 10 Saturday

• Z-Coil Shoes on sale: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., hospital lobby

• Autism/Asperger’s program: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 303 N. Beeline Highway

• Pine Library: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• 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

• Horse Soccer Clinic: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Patterson’s Ranch in Star Valley

• Civil War Re-enactment: Noon to 4 p.m., Green Valley Park

Autism Awareness Month

Residents of the Rim Country have the opportunity to hear about autism and Asperger’s Syndrome in a special program from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 10.

The program and training will be presented by Susan Golubock, an Occupational Therapist for more than 30 years with school-age children and adolescents.

Sponsored by Arizona’s Children Association the free training will be held at the Payson Police Department Conference Room, 303 N. Beeline Highway. Please contact Kelli Schuttinga with Arizona’s Children at (928) 232-7149 or for additional information.

Horse Soccer clinic

Payson Horseman’s Association is offering a free horse soccer clinic from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 10, at Patterson’s Ranch in Star Valley.

Horse soccer is a unique, low-cost opportunity for young and old to enjoy their mount and have fun on horseback in a friendly environment.

The clinic will include an explanation of the game, desensitization training for the horses to the 40” soccer ball, and a demonstration of the game starting about 2 p.m.

The clinic is open to everyone in Rim Country. Bring your lawn chairs and lunch and enjoy the day! A limited number of horses/mules will be accepted for participation in this clinic. Everyone wanting to bring their mount must contact Gary Wilder at (928) 595-0428 prior to the day of the clinic.

Civil War re-enactment returns to Green Valley Park

The Battle of Payson, Arizona, a Civil War re-enactment, will take place from noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 10 at Green Valley Park.

More than 150 costumed actors bring to life a Civil War battle in a free living history event. Games, activities, food and vendors will also be on hand. Bring your family and walk and talk with President Abraham Lincoln and Robert E. Lee and see two battles — complete with artillery — and watch as concerned citizens deal with the battle and the aftermath.


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