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Chamber mixer

The Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce mixer will be held at Good Samaritan Majestic Rim on Tyler Parkway, just east of The Home Depot at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 8. Good Samaritan will host great finger food and a wine tasting from The Beverage Place. Admission by donations of $3 for chamber members and $5 for non-members.

Businesses and individuals who bring a door prize to share may give a commercial for their company or organization. Call John or Elaine at (928) 474-4515, as there is a limited list for this event.

Community Breakfast

Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church is hosting a Community Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m., Friday, Dec 10. The church is at 507 W. Wade Lane.

The menu includes scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, hash browns, coffee and juice.

Rim Country residents and visitors are invited to join us for food and fellowship.

A free will offering will be accepted.

The church hosts a breakfast on the second Friday of every month. For more information call (928) 474-5440.

Human Rights Awareness Month

Join Payson Amnesty International as we celebrate and advocate for human rights. All events take place at East West Exchange, 100 N. Tonto. Call Penny at 474-2391 or e-mail paysonamnesty@gmail.com for more information.

Saturday, Dec. 11, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.: Write a Letter — Save a Life! Amnesty International Global Write-a-Thon — participate in the largest letter-writing event in the world to help free prisoners of conscious.

Saturday, Dec. 18, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.: Human Rights Movie and Discussion: Rabbit-Proof Fence will be screened, followed by a discussion with special guest Sara Schmidt, regional field organizer Amnesty International.

Holiday open house

The Rim Country Literacy Program is hosting a holiday open house from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, Dec. 13 at the RCLP offices at 809 W. Longhorn Road. All students, volunteers, and interested Friends of Literacy are invited.

The Rim Country Literacy Program serves the adults of Northern Gila County. It offers adult basic education, prepares students for the GED test, and offers English language classes. All services are free. Funds are raised through grants and generous donations from the community.

For further information about the holiday open house or how you can help Rim Country Literacy call (928) 468-7257.

CASA Wish Tree

CASA — Court Appointed Special Advocates — has a Holiday Wish Tree in the Gila County Courthouse lobby, 714 S. Beeline Hwy. Each snowflake ornament on the tree represents a child in foster care.

The residents of Rim Country are invited to come to the courthouse and select a snowflake from the tree and let foster children know that they are not forgotten and their holiday wishes can come true by donating a gift.

Contact Katrisha Stuler with CASA of Gila County (ask for Katrisha at the Probation Window) or call (928) 474-7145.

Wrapped gifts are to be turned into Katrisha no later than Dec. 8. It is suggested the amount spent on a gift be between $20-$25.

Seniors to benefit from Angel stops

Local residents and businesses may help the less fortunate seniors in the community by stopping by any Edward Jones branch office during regular business hours to select a “Senior Angel” through Dec. 17. Shop for the senior of your choice and drop off all gifts, which Edward Jones staff will deliver to seniors in need.

Branch addresses are: 411 South Beeline Hwy., Suite B, Payson; 113 W. Main St., Payson; and 4010 N. Hwy. 87, Pine.

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