Feeling like the old get-up-and-go has done got-up-and-gone? Getting sick way too often? Your blood sugar and pressure are spiraling upward even faster than the dial on the bathroom scale?
Maybe this Saturday’s Community Health and Care Fair is just what the doctor ordered. Sponsored by the Mogollon Health Alliance, the fair will be held in the Julia Randall Elementary School gymnasium from 8 a.m. until noon. Admission is free.
The 13th annual fair is being billed as “a one-stop destination for people to discover ways to improve their bodies and increase their philanthropic activity.”
As always, health care providers will be on hand to give free and low-cost medical screenings. Representatives of civic clubs and advocacy groups will be there to help those in need and share their organization’s purposes and goals.
I have a distinct feeling that as you walk through the aisles at this year’s health fair, you’ll be singing the song “It’s All About Feeling Good.”
This week’s music trivia question is: Can you name the artist who recorded the 1995 hit song “It’s All About Feeling Good”?
This pop dancer, singer and choreographer, and former Los Angeles Laker cheerleader, starred in the 1997 TV movie “Touched by Evil” and was an American Idol judge for eight years. She was married to actor Emilio Estavez from 1992-94.
Her first No. 1 single in 1988, “Straight Up,” started a string of six consecutive chart-topping hits, including “Forever Your Girl,” “Opposites Attract” and “Rush, Rush.”
Is this “It’s All About Feeling Good” singer A) Britney Spears; B) Gloria Estefan; C) Paula Abdul; or D) Sanja Long?
If you’re the fifth caller this week and have the right answer, you’ll win two feel-good prizes. The first is a one-hour massage (a $50 value), compliments of Betty, a certified massage therapist at the newly opened Payson Hair Company in the Bashas’ shopping plaza. I’m sure that if you stop in and let Betty get her hands on you, you’ll be singing, “It’s All About Feeling Good” on your way out the door.
The second feel-good prize is two complimentary tickets to this Sunday afternoon’s Tonto Community Concert Association’s presentation of the group 42Five.
Based in Orlando, Fla., this high-energy, feel-good quintet has been performing their own unique brand of entertainment since the turn of the century. “Evolving from a street corner barbershop sound and drawing on funk, rock, jazz and blues — 42Five is unlike any musical experience around, re-creating an entire instrumental band with nothing but their voices — a feat which has to be seen to be believed.” Showtime is at 2:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium and tickets can be purchased at the door.
(If you “Google” 42Five, on YouTube you can see a snippet of this group’s amazing talent.)
Last week’s Music Trivia Question
This past week’s trivia question asked who you should call ...
If there’s somethin’ strange in
If it’s somethin’ weird an’ it
don’t look good,
If you’re seein’ things runnin’
through your head,
And an invisible man is
sleepin’ in your bed ...
According to the 1984 hit song with those lyrics, who should you call if those strange and weird things are happening to you? A) The Exorcist, B) Hannibal Lecter, C) Ghostbusters, or D) Freddy Krueger?
The correct answer was “Ghostbusters,” from the blockbuster movie of the same title.
Congratulations to this past week’s music trivia winner, Doug Bailey. Last week’s trivia prize was a CD of the winner’s choice of artist or genre. Doug chose a “Best of Mario Lanza” CD.
A little about Doug — He was born in Elk City, Okla. and raised in Bakersfield, Calif. He was a research engineer for many years at the University of California at San Diego and is now retired. He and his lovely wife, Cheryl, have been married for 57 years. They have two children and have lived in Payson since 2004.
Doug and Cheryl met while he was in the service and stationed in California. He was attending a movie where she was ushering. When I asked Doug the name of the movie that was playing, with a chuckle to his voice, he said, “I really can’t remember, I was too busy watching Cheryl walk up and down the aisle.”
Doug says he enjoys walking, working on his computer and playing poker with the guys. He is an active member of the Zane Grey Kiwanis Club and both he and Cheryl attend St. Philip’s Church. When it comes to music, Doug said, “I really like listening to oldies-but-goodies music of the past, especially Roy Orbison and Don McLean.”
New pictures that I’ve added to my Web site are from this past Wednesday’s Trunk or Treat spook-tacular event on Main Street. Hundreds and hundreds of little devils, skeletons, witches and other ghoulish creatures haunted the historic street on a near-full moon Halloween night.
Also, this Saturday evening at the Mazatzal Casino, local Marines and their guests, along with fellow leathernecks from across the country will fall into ranks to celebrate the 237th birthday of the USMC.
From the Halls of Montezuma
To the shores of Tripoli
We fight our country’s battles
In the air, on land, and sea;
First to fight for right and freedom
And to keep our honor clean;
We are proud to claim the title
Of United States Marine.
Thank you, Marines, for all you’ve done for our country (and the world) and for all you continue to do.