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History & Biscuits

On Saturday, July 28, a two-hour program of history from Rim Country will be presented at the LDS Church — Stake Family History Center, 913 S. Ponderosa St., Payson. The program will start at 4 p.m., with six historians talking about six different Rim Country topics.

Authors Jinx Pyle, Jane Peace Pyle, Tim Ehrhardt and Scott Wood will discuss topics such as: The Pleasant Valley War, Women of the West, Zane Grey’s Country and Ancient Rim Country Residents.

Margaret Parker will discuss the nature of early Pine, Arizona, while Errol and Ella Lee Owens will describe the early days of the lumber industry in Rim Country.

After the sessions, the attendees will be treated to fresh, hot Dutch-oven biscuits. There will also be an opportunity to see the Family History Center, with its expansive sources for finding family histories and relatives.

Call Tim Ehrhardt at (928) 474-2337 to reserve a seat for this event, featuring Arizona’s Centennial and Payson’s 130th Anniversary.

Rodeo Parade

128th August Doin’s Parade will take place on Aug. 18, beginning at 9 a.m. The theme for the parade will be “Celebrating Arizona’s Centennial.” This year, the parade will be produced by the Kiwanis of Zane Grey Country, and the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce.

The August Doin’s parade Grand Marshal will be Marshall Trimble, and the parade includes floats, marching groups, equestrian groups, bands and all kinds of other marchers. As a special category, we are inviting all veterans of any service at any time to march in the parade. There will be an award for winners in each of eight categories.

The Chamber is seeking the following for the parade: entrants, both experienced and new; sponsors for floats; event sponsors; and volunteers to help with the parade.

The parade brings many visitors and participants to Rim Country, and we look forward to a great time. For more information, please call the Chamber at (928) 474-4515.

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