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Dr. Terence Rousseau will be speaking on diabetes at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 23 at Payson Care Center. Dr. Rousseau will stress prevention through lifestyle choices and share the secrets of how to reverse diabetes. A diabetes-friendly light brunch will be served. Call (928) 951-2305 to reserve a spot.

Jan. 17 Tuesday

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

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

Jan. 18 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

• Chamber Mixer: 5:30 p.m., Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce office, at the corner of Historic West Main and the Beeline Hwy., Payson

Lip Sync contest tryouts

The 4th Annual Lip Sync contest will be Feb. 18. All students from area high schools, both private and public, along with home-schooled students are invited to compete. There will be $1,100 given in prizes.

Choice of music and preparation needs to be completed by Jan. 18 when tryouts will take place.

Applications for this event can be obtained from the Payson High School Drama Department, Rim Country Optimist Club www.rimcountryoptimist.com and Payson High School www.phslonghorn theatre.com.

Christmas tree recycling

The Town of Payson is accepting cut Christmas trees for recycling at the Payson Event Center parking area, 1400 S. Beeline Highway (across from the Mazatzal Casino). Christmas trees will be accepted, free of charge, until Jan. 29.

Barricades and cones are set up on the north side of the P.E.C. parking lot to designate the drop-off location.

No yard waste, tree trimmings or other household debris can be accepted. This service is provided to help the community responsibly dispose of and recycle their cut Christmas trees.

Questions can be addressed to either the Payson Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department, (928) 474-5242, ext. 7 or Payson Community Development, (928) 474-5242, ext. 263.

Chamber Mixer

The January Chamber Mixer will be held at the chamber and visitor center, 100 W. Main St., Payson at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 18. Mixer guests will be treated to western-style snacks, beginning with Ruth Klaver’s pulled pork. This will be followed up by her delicious side dishes.

The chamber offices will be open, so members can see the newly renovated visitor center lobby, displaying the brochures and cards of members as well as visitor information from throughout Arizona.

Members are encouraged to bring business cards to share and leave at the chamber, and to pick up information about chamber advertising opportunities.

As always, there will be door prizes, and more are needed. Donors can give a two-minute commercial for their business.

The new CD by Junction 87, John & Lu Carpino and Anne James, dedicated to the Tonto Natural Bridge, will provide music, and will be available for purchase. 

The final event will be the beginning of a raffle for a 23-inch copy of the Russell bronze “The Bronco Buster” — tickets will sell for $10 and only 200 will be sold.  Proceeds will be used to continue to update the facilities at the chamber. 

The winning ticket will be drawn at the Business Showcase on March 24. 

Admission is $3 for members and $5 for non-members.

Please call (928) 474-4515 for reservations, as space is limited.

Jan. 19 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

Jan. 20 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

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