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The Payson Rimstones Rock Club’s annual Gem & Mineral Show is Saturday, Oct. 9 and Sunday, Oct. 10 at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino Event Center. This is the 13th annual show. Come and see all the beautiful gem and mineral specimens, fossils, lapidary equipment and jewelry on display and also for purchase. There will also be many educational displays for children and adults. The show is sponsored each year for the community by the Payson Rimstones Rock Club, a non-profit gem and mineral club formed by a group of persons interested in the vast geologic forms of our area, and interested in furthering the knowledge, education and interest of children and adults in gems and minerals.

Oct. 5 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

• Candidates Debate: 6 p.m., Best Western Payson Inn

Bereavement course

Hospice Compassus will again offer the Life After Loss course for persons who have lost a loved one through death. This is a six-week course meeting from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesdays starting Oct. 5.

The course is offered as a public service by Hospice Compassus. There is no fee, however space is limited. Please call Jean Ramsey at (928) 472-6340 for more information or to register.

Legislative District 5 debate tonight

The Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission will host a debate for candidates in Legislative District 5 at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 5 (tonight) at the Best Western Payson Inn, 801 N. Beeline, Payson.

Legislative District 5 covers a large area of eastern Arizona including Globe, Holbrook, Miami, Payson, Pinetop-Lakeside, Safford, Show Low, St. Johns, Thatcher and Winslow.

The debates will be videotaped and made available for those unable to attend in person. Voters can view the debates on the Clean Elections Web site, www.azclean elections.gov.

The 2010 general election will take place on Nov. 2. Early voting begins Oct. 7.

Check out the chilling reads at the LFOP Bookstore

During the month of October, the Library Friends of Payson Bookstore is featuring all things spooky.

Stop by and select a book for a chilling read. You will find mysteries prominently displayed. For the entire month of October, buy one mystery book at the already low price and get a second one free.

In keeping with the “spooky reads” theme, the works of mystery writers will be featured in the October 2-for-1 sale.

Crafters who are anxious to get an early start on holiday projects will want to stop by the bookstore soon. All year, volunteers put aside holiday craft books and now it’s time to put them on display.

Bookstore prices range from $3 to $1 for hardback books based on copyright dates.

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 website at www.libraryfriendsofpayson.org.

Oct. 6 Wednesday

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

• Pine Library: 10 a.m. to 4 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

• Kiwanis raffle for Cancun trip: 6 p.m., Famous Sam’s

• Scholarship workshop:Payson Campus of GCC, 7 p.m.

Kiwanis raffle features Cancun vacation

The Kiwanis Club is raffling an all-inclusive vacation package to Cancun, with $1,000 cash.

Tickets are $50 each and only 200 tickets will be sold. The drawing will be held at 6 p.m., Oct. 6 at Famous Sam’s. There is a $300 second prize and a $100 third prize.

For more information, call Bobby Davis at (928) 978-4323.

GCC scholarship workshop 

Gila Community College will present a scholarship application workshop at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 6 in Room 209 of the Payson campus.

The workshop will include information on where to begin and how; free applications for federal student aid and grants and the procedure for their completion; locating available funding; how to apply; how to write a compelling essay for funding; and more. The facilitator is Joseph Shannon.

For more information, contact him at JShannon@gilaccc.org.

Oct. 7 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

• Vigil, walk for domestic violence: 5:45 p.m., Town Hall parking lot, 6:30 p.m., United Methodist Church

Candlelight walk, vigil for domestic violence victims

On Thursday, Oct. 7, the community is invited to participate in Time Out’s annual candlelight walk/vigil honoring those who have died and those who have survived the social epidemic known as domestic violence.

Participants will meet at the Town Hall parking lot, 303 N. Beeline Highway, at 5:45 p.m., where they will be given candles and signs to carry, if desired. At 6 p.m., the assembled group will line up to begin a brief walk to the Payson United Methodist Church, where a short program and refreshments will be provided.

The program highlight will be a survivor’s story delivered by Marsha Harrison, a successful bank executive. Should the walk be canceled due to inclement weather, the program will proceed at 6:30 p.m. as planned. 

Oct. 8 Friday

• Community Breakfast: 8 a.m., Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church

• 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

Community Breakfast

Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church is hosting a community breakfast at 8 a.m., Friday, Oct. 8 at 5907 W. Wade Lane.

Breakfast 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 at 8 a.m. For more information, call (928) 474-5440.

Fund-raising events for youth

Support Rim Country gifted youth with several upcoming fund-raisers. Students are raising money for a trip to Washington, D.C.

On Friday, Oct. 8, buy a Krispy Kreme doughnut to support students. Pre-order by e-mailing donuts4dc@gmail.com or by calling (928) 478-1535.

On Saturday, Oct. 9, the gifted group will hold a spaghetti dinner at the Moose Lodge. Pre-order tickets by e-mailing spaghetti 4dc@gmail.com, or calling (928) 478-1535.

Making plans for a holiday party? Order delicious green chili burros to assist the group. Five cost only $10. Order by e-mailing burros4dc@gmail.com or call or text an order to (928) 478-1535. Orders will be available for pickup Dec. 4 at the middle school.

For more information about how you can help students visit our nation’s capital, e-mail kids2dc@gmail.com, or call the cell number listed above.

Fall break art classes

The Isabelle Hunt Memorial Public Library in Pine will be offering free art activities for students during the fall break.

Kindergartners through 3rd graders will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 8. The classes will take place in the Library Activity Room.

Oct. 9 Saturday

• Artists Yard Sale: 7 a.m., Pine Community Center

• Pine Library: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• Payson Public 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

• Open house Payson Fire Department: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Main Street Station

• Gem & Mineral Show: Mazatzal Casino, Saturday and Sunday

• Writer’s workshop: 1 p.m., East West Exchange, hosted by Arizona Press Women

Artists set yard sale

The Rim Country is home to many talented artists, and on Saturday, Oct. 9, members of the Pine-Strawberry Arts & Crafts Guild are joining together under the ramada at the Pine Community Center for a one-of-a-kind, giant yard sale. The event, in the center of Pine on Highway 87, will start at 7 a.m. and continue until approximately 3 p.m.

For more information, please contact Gail Jones at (928) 476-4480 or (928) 978-0469.

Fire department open house

Join the members of the Payson Fire Department during an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 9 at Station 11, 400 W. Main St. The open house is an opportunity to train in compression-only CPR.

The short, 20-minute lesson includes hands-on application to mannequins and may make the difference to someone somewhere in the near future.

By eliminating the apprehension associated with doing rescue breaths, compression-only CPR may encourage more bystanders to take action and attempt CPR when an adult collapse is witnessed. A patient who is unresponsive and not breathing has no chance for survival without help. Nothing the bystander can do can possibly harm the patient further.

Join the firefighters of Payson at the station for a day of education, children’s games and activities. Meet the crew, tour the house, check out the trucks and leave knowing that you can make a difference when you just “push here.”

For further information, call us at (928) 474-5242, ext. 300.

Gem & Mineral Show

The Payson Rimstones Rock Club’s annual Gem & Mineral Show is Saturday, Oct. 9 and Sunday, Oct. 10 at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino Event Center.

This is the 13th annual show. Come and see all the beautiful gem and mineral specimens, fossils, lapidary equipment and jewelry on display and also for purchase. There will also be many educational displays for children and adults.

The show is sponsored each year for the community by the Payson Rimstones Rock Club, a non-profit gem and mineral club formed by a group of persons interested in the vast geologic forms of our area, and interested in furthering the knowledge, education and interest of children and adults in gems and minerals.

Writing workshop

Learn how to sell your fiction book, find an agent and work with editors. Author Kevin Hearne, Arizona urban fantasy author from the Valley, will reveal how he found his niche in fiction writing and the path that led to a three-book deal with a six-figure advance with a top publisher.  

The workshop is from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 9 at the East West Exchange, 100 N. Tonto Street and is sponsored by Arizona Press Women.  

Registration is $15; students may participate for $5. Reservations required. Call (928) 472-7132 or email cobrown@q.com.

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