Community Almanac


Look for the roads around Payson to sparkle in high style around 4 p.m., Friday, April 27 — that is when the 19th Annual Beeline Cruise-In parade cruise around Payson starts at Green Valley Park. This year, the cruise will head west on Country Club Drive, up Vista Road, down Airport Road, up Highway 87, over Tyler Parkway, west on Highway 260 to hook up with 87 again, then south to Historic West Main and end back at Green Valley Park. The classic car show and related festivities are all day Saturday, starting at 8 a.m. at Green Valley Park. Pick up this week’s Rim Review for all the details.

Look for the roads around Payson to sparkle in high style around 4 p.m., Friday, April 27 — that is when the 19th Annual Beeline Cruise-In parade cruise around Payson starts at Green Valley Park. This year, the cruise will head west on Country Club Drive, up Vista Road, down Airport Road, up Highway 87, over Tyler Parkway, west on Highway 260 to hook up with 87 again, then south to Historic West Main and end back at Green Valley Park. The classic car show and related festivities are all day Saturday, starting at 8 a.m. at Green Valley Park. Pick up this week’s Rim Review for all the details. Photo by Andy Towle. |

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April 24 Tuesday

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

• Dance: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Payson Senior Center

Community Yard Sale sites available for rent

The Community Yard Sale, sponsored by Community Presbyterian Church, is from 7 a.m. to noon, Saturday, May 12.

The event is an outreach of the church to the community at large giving a great venue for local families to make a few dollars at a very low cost, with advertising provided by the church. For just $10 get a 10-foot-by-19-foot space.

All proceeds from this event go to the Community Presbyterian Church Deacons’ Assistance Program that serves families in need in the Rim Country with financial assistance for utilities, rent, prescriptions, and the church’s food pantry. Members of the church work closely with St. Vincent de Paul to offer area citizens help when needed six days a week.

The Community Yard Sale will be held in the parking lot at 800 W. Main St. (corner of Oak and Main). Reserve a space by calling the office at (928) 474-2059.

Senior Center dance tonight

The Payson Senior Center, 514 W. Main St., will have a dance in the Center Dining Room from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday, April 24. Two-step, waltz, line dancing and shuffle dance music will be played. The cost is $3 for singles, $5 for couples. All proceeds benefit the Senior Center and its programs for the elderly of the community. For more information, call (928) 474-4876.

April 25 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.

• Safe home for seniors: 1 p.m., program by Payson Fire Department at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church

• Charter banquet: 6 p.m., Messinger Payson Funeral Home for new Mazatzal Optimist Club

Safer homes for seniors

The Mystical Rose Sodality of St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church invites any older adults to attend an important, informative program to learn how to prevent falls and fires in their homes.

Payson Fire Department firefighter and paramedic Andrew Hensley will speak Wednesday, April 25 at the Sodality’s regular monthly meeting at 1 p.m.

Interested persons may come to St. Philip’s Parish Hall, Room 5; ample free parking is available. The Sodality’s regular business meeting will begin after the educational program is presented.

Optimist Charter banquet

A Charter banquet for the new Mazatzal Optimist Club of Payson will be at 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 25 at Messinger Payson Funeral Home meeting hall. Optimist Governor Jim “Benny” Benson, Assistant Governor Mike Toepper, Governor-Elect Dean Gibboney and other district officers will attend. There will be an official presentation of the Club Banner and Creed Banner, along with the Bell and Gavel (an official Optimist tradition).

This Charter banquet is the official presentation of the new Mazatzal Optimist Club of Payson.

The program will include a review of upcoming events and reviewing past events. Those attending will all get to meet and visit with many of the experienced people in the Optimist organization.

Gerardo’s Firewood Café will cater the dinner.

Protect Your Pooch

LOW-COST RABIES VACCINATION CLINIC

Saturday, April 28 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

411 W. Main Street

The Town of Payson, Town of Star Valley and Gila County Rabies Control will sponsor a low-cost rabies vaccination clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 28 at Main Street Animal Clinic, 411 W. Main St., Payson.

The rabies vaccine is $10 (cash only). Licensing fees for all dogs are as follows: Town of Payson, $20 unaltered, $7 altered; Town of Star Valley, $7 unaltered, $5 altered; Gila County $15 unaltered, $7 altered.

Other vaccines will not be available. Your pet must be secured at all times.

For more information, please call (928) 474-9292.

April 26 Thursday

• County attorney outreach: 9 a.m. to noon, Payson Public Library, information on victims rights

• 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.

• Moose Lodge Dinner Special: 5 p.m., Highway 260 in Star Valley

• Green Chili Burro Dinner: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Rim Country Middle School Cafeteria to raise New York City field trip money

• Chamber Mixer: 5:30 p.m., Rim Country Lanes

• Free Movie Night: 6 p.m., Payson United Methodist Church

• Live music: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Bonfire performs at Mountain High Coffee Works (coffee house at Swiss Village)

County attorney reaches out to victims of crime

The Gila County Attorney’s office will host an information booth in Payson on Thursday, April 26 as part of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (April 22-28). The Victim Services Department will man an information booth at the Payson Library from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, call the Gila County Attorney’s Office at (928) 474-4068.

Green Chili Burro Dinner

A Green Chili Burro Dinner is being planned to help raise funds to send Rim Country Middle School and Payson High School students on an academic field trip to New York City.

Enjoy a green chili burro dinner for $5 a plate at RCMS Cafeteria from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, April 26. You can also pre-order burros — get five burros for $10 to take out. To learn more, contact Marlene Armstrong, (928) 514-8955, or Kristi Kisler, (928) 595-0192.

Chamber Mixer

The April Chamber Mixer will be at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 26 at Rim Country Lanes, 1109 N. Beeline Highway, Payson.

For $5, mixer attendees will get a set of shoes and unlimited bowling for two hours.

Come and bring your business cards for this fun event that will definitely mix pleasure and business.

Free Movie Night

The public is invited to a Free Movie Night at the Payson United Methodist Church at 414 Easy St. at 6 p.m., Thursday April 26.

The movie will be Fly Wheel, in which Jay, the main character, comes face to face with the reality of how he truly conducts himself and begins the ride of his life as he learns to honor God with his business, his relationships and his life. Refreshments will be served following the movie.

For more information, call Stacey Henderson, PUMC Secretary, at (928) 474-0485.

Enjoy live music at coffee house

Mountain High Coffee Works, the coffee house in the Swiss Village (formerly Fireside Espresso) will host a live music performance from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday, April 26.

The evening will feature the good ol’ country music of Bonfire — LeAnne River and Jenny Leitzke.

April 27 Friday

• Genealogy Society Yard Sale: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at society library, 302 E. Bonita, Payson, continues Saturday

• 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

• Beeline Cruise In: 4 p.m., Green Valley Park and through town, parade cruise of vehicles participating in 19th Annual Beeline Cruise In Car Show

• Carnival: 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., PHS football field to raise funds for high school clubs

• Kick-off for Benefit Poker Ride: 6 p.m., the Butcher Hool in Tonto Basin (ride is Saturday)

Genealogy society yard sale

The Northern Gila County Genealogical Society will be holding its Annual Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28.

The yard sale is at 302 E. Bonita St., Payson. All proceeds will go to the operating costs of the Genealogy Library.

Carnival at Payson High

High school clubs — from Key Club to band and athletics — will hold a Carnival on the football field from 4 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., Friday, April 27. Proceeds will be used for club activities.

To participate at booths, tickets may be purchased at the gate: 5 for $1, 10 for $2, 20 for $4, 25 for $5, and 50 for $8.

Poker ride fun and more

The 4th Annual Lorraine Cline Memorial Fund poker run events are Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28 in Tonto Basin.

The festivities kick off with a dinner at the Butcher Hook at 6 p.m., Friday, April 27, followed by dance music by Moonshine Mafia and the drawing for a 2012 Polaris Ranger 800 XP, donated by Four Seasons Motorsports.

While the raffle tickets for the Polaris have all been sold, there will be many more raffle items offered at the dinner, plus a 50-50 drawing. Dinner tickets are $7 per person, with those under 5 admitted for free, and can be purchased at the door.

The poker ride will begin at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 28 at the O bar C Ranch in Tonto Basin. The cost is $20 per hand with payouts to the top three hands.

Funds raised through the event help area residents with expenses encountered in a health crisis. Eventually, the organizers hope to have enough money to offer Gila County residents access to a health and wellness clinic.

To learn more, call (928) 978-1254 or e-mail obarcranch@yahoo.com

Looking ahead

Flea Market sites available

Join the Payson Elks for a Flea Market Sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, April 28.

Sign-up sheets are available at the bar for an 8-foot-by-8-foot sale space. The cost is $20 per space, with $10 refundable after you clean up the area used. Participants need to bring their own tables, chairs, sunshade, etc.

The Payson Elks Lodge is at 1206 N. Beeline Highway.

Conference for Women  

A Women’s Conference will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 28, with lunch immediately following.

The free event is open to all women of the Rim Country and will feature four classes and a keynote address by former Payson Chief of Police Gordon Gartner.

Gartner’s address will focus on the theme of the conference, “Following the Savior by Living and Teaching With the Spirit.”

The classes are: “From This Day Forth” with Payson Mayor Kenny Evans; “Influencing Future Generations” with Chris Lorenzen; “How is Your Day Going?” with Colleen Shumway; and “Every Good Thing” with Grant Coley.

The Payson Area Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, located at 913 S. Ponderosa St., is sponsoring the conference.

Church attire is recommended.

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