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Rim Country Health and Retirement Community invites area residents to come in and adopt one of the facility’s residents through our Have a Heart Project. The project was developed to help residents who do not have family nearby or rarely get visitors. Just come to the activity room at 807 W. Longhorn Road to pick a heart off the Have a Heart Tree. Each heart has the name of a resident with a list of their needs. Most of residents would just like a friend, someone to talk to. To make a difference to someone, Have a Heart and visit Rim Country Health today. For more information, call Lucy Karrys at (928) 474-1120.

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

• PHS Drama presents “The Boyfriend”:

4 p.m., Payson High School Auditorium

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.

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 4 p.m. Friday and 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

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.

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

• Real Estate Course, Basic Exchange Tax: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Gila Community College

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

Free brush disposal

The Regional Payson Area Project….for a Fire Wise Rim Country (RPAP) will be staffing free brush drop-off points at the following locations, weather permitting:

On Saturday, April 10, the Blattner Pit will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Blattner Pit is located at Milepost 259.7 on Highway 260, east of Payson.

On Sunday, April 11, the Pine Pit will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Pine Pit is located .7 of a mile east of Highway 87 on Control Road, south of Pine.

All RPAP free drop-off locations are for brush, leaves, pine needles, trimmings and other vegetative materials only. No household garbage, construction debris, or other items will be accepted. Use by commercial haulers is prohibited.

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 cschuttinga@arizonaschildren.org for additional information.

Real estate courses

Gila Community College is offering Real Estate license renewal courses through Saturday, April 24. The classes will be from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The topics are as follows: April 10, basic exchange tax (morning), advanced exchange tax (afternoon); April 17, agency (morning), disclosure (afternoon); April 24, contract law (morning), beneficiary deeds (afternoon).

The cost is $20 per class in advance, or $25 per class on the day of instruction.

Theses courses satisfy the Arizona Department of Real Estate’s requirements for continuing education hours for all sale and broker licenses.

For more information, call 468-8039.

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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