Community Health And Care Fair Tomorrow


Let’s get physical!

Have you been putting off going to the doctor or dentist? Been feeling a little out of sorts lately, concerned that you or you children’s hearing or vision is just not right, or are you just one of those sage individuals who likes to practice preventive medicine?

If this sounds like you, then this Saturday’s Community Health and Care Fair is right up your nasal cavity!

From 8 a.m. to noon in the “old” gym at the Payson High School; Mogollon Health Alliance, Payson Regional Medical Center and Hospice Compassus will host nearly 40 health organizations, who will conduct adult and children’s screenings and testing (many for free), provide flu and pneumonia immunizations and disseminate valuable health-related information.

And what I think is the coolest part of the whole Health Fair is, the Gracie Lee Haught Children’s Memorial Fund will be giving away (for free!) bicycle helmets and car seats — to keep our little ones safe.

So, drag your aching bones out of bed this Saturday morning and head on down to Payson High School’s “old” gym — just for the health of it! Let’s get physical!

This week’s music trivia question is: Can you name the English-born, Australia-raised singer who sang the 1981 song of the year, “Let’s Get Physical”?

She is a four-time Grammy award winner who has amassed five No. 1 and 10 other Top 10 Billboard Hot 100 singles and two No. 1 Billboard 200 solo albums.

At 14, this artist formed a short-lived, all-girl band, Sol Four, with three classmates often performing in a coffee shop owned by her brother-in-law.

Before going solo in 1971, this pop/country/adult contemporary artist briefly performed with the British group, Toomorrow.

In 1978, she starred, with John Travolta, in the hit movie, “Grease,” which included her hit songs, “Hopelessly Devoted to You” and her duets with Travolta, “You’re the One That I Want” and “Summer Nights.”

Is this talented artist A) Olivia Newton-John, B) Petula Clark, C) Leslie Gore or D) Lily Tomlin?

This week, if you’re caller number five and have the right answer, you’ll win a CD of the soundtrack from the movie “Grease.”

Now, let’s check out how we did with last week’s trivia question, which was: In the song, “The Monster Mash,” by Bobby “Boris” Pickett, what was the name of the five-member vocal group that was coming, along with the coffin-bangers, to play at the Monster Mash party?

Was the vocal group A) The Count Five, B) We Five, C) The Dave Clark Five, or D) The Crypt-Kicker Five?

The correct answer was the Crypt-Kicker Five. (The full name of Pickett’s group was “Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers.) Each of last week’s other answer choices were also five-member bands in the 1960s.

Count Five was a “One Hit Wonder” group that scored a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame hit with its 1966 “Psychotic Reaction.” We Five is probably best remembered for its No. 3 single, “You Were on my Mind” and The Dave Clark Five had many Top 10 hits from 1964-’67, including the No. 1 hit, “Over and Over.”

Congratulations to last week’s first-time music trivia winner, Dee Force, who won a $15 gift certificate to the Beeline Cafe, where the food is down-home delicious and the service makes you want to stay all day.

Dee was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Mich. When she turned 19, she married and moved with her Air Force hubby to Champaign, Ill.

From Illinois, the military took the two of them and their four children on a scenic tour of the United States. While raising her children, Dee managed to work in the sales field and for Lockheed Space Center in Florida. In 2005, she moved to Payson to be closer to her children.

Dee’s interests include reading, counted cross stitch and volunteering as a ballroom dance instructor at Senior Circle. (The class meets each Thursday at 3 p.m. and is free for Senior Circle members.)

Dee enjoys listening to big band and swing music. “My favorite singers are Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Gary Puckett & The Union Gap,” Dee said.

Lastly, new pictures that I’ve added to my Web site are from last Saturday night’s Halloween Teen Dance at the Payson Senior Center and some random shots of area munchkins “trunk or treating” on Main Street.

Meet me at the (health) fair!

DJ Craig

Phone: 468-1482

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