Community Almanac



Buy an ice cold cup of lemonade and support the Gracie Lee Haught Children’s Memorial Fund from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 30. Kids will be standing for kids at more than 20 lemonade stands around the Rim Country on Saturday. Many of the stands are decorated with a theme, and some kids will be dressed up in costume. Locations include AZ Coil, Bashas’, Buffalo Grill, Chapman Auto Center, Chrisy’s Cottage, Granny’s Attic, Green Valley Park, Payson Feed & Pet, Plant Fair Nursery, Rim Country Hay & Grain, Safeway, The Carpenter’s Wife, Tonto Basin Marketplace, Vita-Mart, Walgreen’s, Walmart and Western Village. Proceeds benefit the Gracie Lee Haught Children’s Memorial Fund’s safety, car seat and children’s crisis medical bills programs.

July 29 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

• Gila County Redistricting Advisory Committee: 5:30 p.m., 601 E. Highway 260

Today is deadline to register for 3-on-3 Basketball Tourney

The Payson Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department is presenting a 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament Aug. 6. Registration will be taken through Friday, July 29. The cost is $50 per team (teams are limited to three members). The minimum age for participants is 12, and age divisions will be created based on registrations.

There is a three-game guarantee. Parents must sign a waiver for every player under 18. Register in person at the Parks & Recreation office in Green Valley Park.

The tournament will be held at Rumsey Park on the outdoor courts.

Final redistricting committee meeting today

The final meeting of the Gila County Redistricting Advisory Committee will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 29 in Globe. It will be available by ITV in the Board of Supervisors conference room at 610 E. Highway 260 in Payson.

July 30 Saturday

• Payson Farmers Market: 8 a.m. to noon, 816 S. Beeline Highway

• Healthy Living Lecture: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., call (928) 472-7120 for reservations

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

• 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

• Kids Standing for Kids Lemonade Sales: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., multiple locations

• Family Fun Day: noon to 8 p.m., Green Valley Park

• P/S Historical Society dinner and concert: 5 p.m., Pine Community Center

• Robin Mark in Concert: 7 p.m., Payson High School Auditorium

Payson Farmers Market open Saturday from 8 to noon

There’s always something new at the Payson Farmers Market. So collect your favorite summer recipes and come shop for fruits and vegetables, all from within 100 miles of Payson. You will find ripe, red tomatoes and tasty okra, along with cucumbers, squash, onions, peppers, potatoes and much more. Add in some ripe, juicy melon or fresh local beef and you will have a feast.

This week, enter a free raffle to win tickets to AZ Sea Life Aquarium.

The Payson Farmers Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday at 816 S. Beeline Highway, behind Chili’s. For more information, go online to www.Payson

Free brush pits

This coming weekend, 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, July 30, 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, July 31, 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, and use by commercial haulers is prohibited.

Sick and tired of being sick and tired?

Are you dealing with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, insulin resistance, thyroid issues, hard to get rid of cellulite and/or tired of being overweight?

Join Natural Health Educators Cindy Bryant and Vivian Seville to discuss root causes of these issues; effective options to successfully improve your quality of life and manage your weight without shots, prescriptions, stimulants, juices or fad treatments.

Lectures will be presented, free of charge, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 30 and from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 11.

Reservations are required. Call (928) 472-7120 to reserve a spot.

Family Fun Day is Saturday at National Night Out event

The Town of Payson and the Payson Police Department, together with Target and the National Association of Town Watch, are gearing up for another National Night Out.

On Saturday, July 30 there will be a free Family Fun Day Kickoff Event at Green Valley Park from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. with games and prizes for children and loads of fun!

There will also be live entertainment and demonstrations, including DJ Johnny Vela, 12:30 to 2 p.m.; Junction 87, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.; Rim Country Middle School Yo-Yo club, 3 to 3:30 p.m.; Fire vs. Police Relay Race, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.; Bill Camp, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.; K-9 and SRT demo, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; The Technicolors and Jennifer Long, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

For more information, call (928) 474-5242, ext. 209.

Messinger Payson Funeral Home grand opening

Please join the staff at Messinger Payson Funeral Home as they celebrate the grand opening of their new location.

The event takes place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 30 at 901 S. Westerly Road.

Pine/Strawberry Historical Society plans dinner, concert

The Pine/Strawberry Historical Society is having a dinner and concert July 30. The event is at the Pine Community Center’s ramada and Cultural Hall.

The Deep Pit Barbecue dinner starts at 5 p.m. and the concert, featuring “the Ravines” a Randall family musical group from Mesa, is at 7 p.m.

Adult tickets are $20 and children under 12 are $12. There will be a silent auction during the dinner. Get tickets at the door or during business hours at the Pine Museum. Call (928) 476-3547 for more details. All proceeds go to help the PSAHS with the Pine Museum.

Robin Mark in concert

Live from Belfast Northern Ireland, Christian recording artist Robin Mark and band will present a concert at the Payson High School Auditorium at 7 p.m., Saturday July 30. Admission is free; but a love offering will be taken.

July 31 Sunday

• Rim Country Museum: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., 700 Green Valley Pkwy.

• Pine/Strawberry Museum: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Pine Community Center

• Bingo: 1 p.m., Elks Lodge, open to the public

Aug. 1 Monday

• $1 Bag Sale: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Almost New Thrift Shop

• Payson Public Library: 9 a.m. to 6 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

• Women Pilots Luncheon: 11:30 a.m., Crosswinds Restaurant

$1 Bag Sale Monday

Select from hundreds of clothes, shoes, belts, etc.  Anything else you wear (except for jewelry) that can fit into one of our bags, can be yours for just one dollar. This sale will take place the first Monday of every month at the Almost New Thrift Shop. This month’s sale will take place Monday, Aug. 1, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

We have lots of inventory to choose from, so come and help us support our health scholarship fund and the many other programs put on by the Mogollon Health Alliance Auxiliary.

For more information, call (928) 468-5515.

Women pilots luncheon

On Aug. 1, 1911, Harriett Quimby achieved her license as the first woman pilot in the U.S.

To celebrate this event 100 years later, a Harriet Quimby luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 1 at Crosswinds Restaurant. All women pilots — past, present and wannabe — are invited. Female youth with a curiosity in aviation are also welcome.

For more information, call Beth Myers at (928) 472-4748.

Aug. 1 is ticket deadline for Champagne in the Garden

Time Out, Inc. will have a fund-raising event, Champagne in the Garden, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 6 at Freegard Ranch, 27 Freegard Lane in Star Valley.

The event will be a ladies’ luncheon and hat social. Tickets are $20 and must be purchased before Aug 1.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact Charlotte at Time Out Thrift Shop, (928) 474-3989 or Judi at (928) 517-1034 before 7 p.m.

Aug. 2 Tuesday

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

• Pine/Strawberry Museum: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Pine Community Center

• New Visions Academy Open House: 4 p.m., 198 Ezell Lane, Star Valley

New Visions Academy hosting open house

New Visions Academy is hosting an open house starting at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 2 to introduce new staff members Sherry and Curtis Foltz.

Both are certified teachers who are working to make the school better than ever and are excited to have an opportunity to meet students, parents and community members who would like to know more about the school and what is being planned for the new school year.

The staff is also happy to welcome back former site director Gary Hampsch, who will be returning to assist students with math; and Sage Gabel, who is starting his sixth year as the instructional and administrative assistant for New Visions, which serves grades 9-12.

New Visions Academy is located at 198 Ezell Lane in Star Valley and is accessible from Highline Dr., passing through The Knolls. Anyone wishing for more information may call (928) 468-1401.


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