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Hear 14 teams compete at the 2011 Lip Sync Contest at 6:45 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 26, at the Payson High audtiorium. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students at the door.

Feb. 22 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

• Grief seminar: 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., first in a six-week series, Hospice Compassus

• Hunter Education: 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., continues through Friday, Feb. 25, see numbers below

Grief seminar

Hospice Compassus of Payson will offer a six-week grief support seminar entitled Life After Loss.

The seminar is scheduled from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Feb. 22 at the Hospice Compassus office, 511 Mud Springs Road.

Life After Loss will be held for six consecutive Tuesdays, Feb. 22 through March 29. There is no fee, however, space is limited. To register or learn more about the seminar, please call Janine Affeldt at (928) 472-6340.

Hunter Education class

A Hunter Education class will be held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 22 through Friday, Feb. 25. The classroom portion of the program will be followed by a day at the shooting range at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 26. The cost is $8 per person.

To get more information or register, call Henry at (928) 978-0058 or Jim at (928) 472-8543.

Helping get ready for high school

The Payson Unified School District is presenting a program to help parents help their children prepare for high school.

Parents are asked to come to the Rim Country Middle School Library to complete the transition process on Feb. 22 or Feb. 23. The following activities are planned during this session: brief orientation, complete registration documents, receive a course description guide, and review 6-year plan and complete form to request elective courses for next year with a Payson High School staff member.

Once the process is completed, parents will have received all information and completed all preliminary forms that will have their student ready for check-in next year as a freshman at Payson High School.

For an appointment, contact the Payson High School Guidance Center at (928) 472-5725.

Feb. 23 Wednesday

• Fixed Income seminar: 9 a.m., Chaparral Pines Club House

• 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

• Clothing distribution: 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Frontier Elementary School

• Rotary awards Police, Fire and Dispatchers: 6 p.m., Mazatzal Hotel and Casino

Edward Jones ‘Focus on Fixed Income’ seminar

Edward Jones Financial Advisor Ross Hage of Payson will host a free 60-minute educational seminar titled “Focus on Fixed Income” at 9 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 23 at Chaparral Pines Club House, 500 N. Club Drive, Payson.

During the seminar, participants will learn about different types of fixed-income investments.

This seminar is free, but space is limited. To make a reservation, call Deborah at (928) 468-2281.

Republicans host governor

The Gila County Republican Committee will host Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer at its annual Lincoln Day benefit luncheon at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 23 at Tiny’s Family Restaurant. 

Ticket cost is $25 per person for a roast beef, grilled chicken or grilled fish lunch.  Tickets are available by calling the GCRC at (928) 951-3284 or Shirley, (928) 468-1131. 

No tickets will be sold at the door.

Children’s clothing distribution

Kaitie’s Closet clothing distribution will be from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 23 at Frontier Elementary School, 1000 E. Frontier Street.

Everyone in Rim Country needing children’s clothes is welcome.

Kaitie’s Closet is a nonprofit organization that collects clothes for distribution free to those in need in Rim Country.

Payson Public Safety Awards

The Rim County Rotary of Payson — The Morning Club will recognize members of the Payson Police and Fire Departments and dispatchers at a banquet at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 23 at the Mazatzal Hotel and Casino.

The evening will include reviews of the Payson Fire Department, Payson Police Department and the 911 Dispatch Staff along with departmental award presentations for outstanding firefighter of the year; outstanding police officer of the year; and individual departmental awards.

Feb. 24 Thursday

• Genealogy Library: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 302 E. Bonita, Payson

• 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

Scholastic Book Fair at Frontier Elementary

The Scholastic Book Fair will be from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Feb. 24 through March 2 in the gym at Frontier Elementary School. In addition, Tuesday, March 1, the Book Fair will also be open in the evening from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for the Family Fun Night with the annual Art Extravaganza along with musical entertainment and dinner.

The Book Fair will have books for all ages — Accelerated Reader, books in Spanish, children’s classics, cookbooks and adult best sellers, plus a few audio books for children and adults. The Book Fair will also have CD games, science kits, posters, and wacky pens. For customers’ convenience, cash, check or credit cards will be accepted. For more information, call (928) 472-2052.

Feb. 25 Friday

• Genealogy Library: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 302 E. Bonita, Payson

• 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

• Women’s health roundtable: noon, Senior Circle, with Dr. Cynthia Booth for women of all ages

• Relay for Life Kick-off Event: 6:30 p.m., Payson First Church of the Nazarene

Women’s health roundtable

Cynthia Booth, M.D. is the featured presenter for a Healthy Woman roundtable discussion on women’s health issues. Dr. Booth will answer questions and give her experienced medical opinions on what women need to do to stay healthy and active.

Healthy Woman roundtable discussion with Dr. Cynthia Booth, an OB/GYN in Payson, is at noon, Friday, Feb. 25 at the PRMC Outreach Center (Senior Circle building), 215 N. Beeline Highway. Call (928) 472-9290 to reserve a spot

Relay For Life Kick-off Event planned for Feb. 25

The Rim Country’s American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life is holding its annual Kick-off Event on Friday, Feb. 25 starting at 6:30 p.m. The event is being held at the Payson First Church of the Nazarene, located at 200 E. Tyler Parkway.

The Relay for Life Kick-Off Event is for survivors, caregivers and those who wish to start their own teams to beat cancer. The Kick-Off Event is traditionally the start of a campaign to develop teams and fund-raising events culminating in the Relay. Teams raise funds through a variety of their own events, including bake sales, rummage sales, car washes and more.

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