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Rodeo needs volunteers

Do you want to have fun and help a worthwhile cause? Come work with one of the greatest groups in Payson — the Payson Rodeo Committee. Be part of the annual World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo and help in areas like ticket takers, the souvenir booth, 50/50 ticket sales, security and other non-livestock areas.

Come see what it is all about and how you can meet some great people at the Best Western Inn of Payson meeting room at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 6.

For added information, call Bill Armstrong, rodeo boss, at (928) 474-9440.

Deadline looms for parade participants

The date of the August Doin’s Rodeo Parade is fast approaching. If you plan to participate, please don’t delay in submitting your paperwork. The parade will be held Saturday, Aug. 17 on Historic Main Street in Payson.

You may download parade entry forms, etc. at the Web site: http://www.zanegrey (just open the forms tab).

The August Doin’s Rodeo Parade, “Rodeo: A Payson Tradition” is being sponsored by the Kiwanis of Zane Grey Country. Kiwanis need the following for the parade:

• Entrants — both experienced and new

• Sponsors for floats

• Event sponsors

• Volunteers to help with the parade

For more information, or if you have any questions, please contact the Kiwanis at: or write to us at: Kiwanis Club of Zane Grey Country, P.O. Box 2507, Payson, AZ 85547.

Senior Circle

Join member of the Payson Regional Medical Center’s Senior Circle at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 7 for a Lunch and Learn about dentures and implants with Dr. Chris Winterholler.

Denture wearers often are concerned about their dentures staying in place.  Denture stabilization implants can help this condition. 

The Senior Circle’s Member Lunch is at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 14.

Call (928) 472-9260 to make a reservation, which allows staff and volunteers to know how much food to prepare.

Free dog-training workshop

Sherry Woodard, CPDT-KA, is an animal behavior consultant with Best Friends Animal Society and star of the National Geographic Channel TV series DogTown.

She will be the guest speaker at a free dog-training workshop from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 7 at Payson Senior Center, 514 W. Main St.

Her presentation for individuals and animal shelter personnel will focus on animal care, behavior, enrichment and training. The Humane Society of Central Arizona, Best Friends Animal Society and the No More Homeless Pets Network sponsor the workshop. There is no charge for the program, but please RSVP by calling (928) 474-5590.


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Bost Family traditions to perform Sunday

The Bost Family Traditions will give a free concert at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 11 at First Southern Baptist Church on the corner of West Bonita and Colcord. The Bost Family Traditions have developed a highly entertaining, family-style show normally associated with seasoned Branson acts. To learn more, call (929) 474-3374.

Back to School sale continues

Due to the overwhelming success, St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store, on East Cedar Lane, will continue its Back to School sale this week.

All summer clothes, including jeans, will be half price. The sale will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 8, and Friday, Aug. 9 and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 10. All proceeds benefit St. Vincent de Paul food bank.

The thrift store is in need of volunteers. If you are interested, please call (928) 474-4476 Thursday through Saturday.

Open house

The Payson Christian School at 1000 E. Frontier St. (the former Frontier Elementary School) will have an open house at 5 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 8. Residents of the area are invited to come tour the new campus and meet the staff.

For more information, call the school office at (928) 474-8050.

Chamber mixer

The first Rim Country Chamber of Commerce mixer for August is at 5:30 p.m., Thursday Aug. 8 at Jake’s Corner Bar & Grill, in Jake’s Corner. This mixer is really a “Cash Mob” designed to support this member after the recent tragedy. Please come, enjoy a beverage, some great food, music and a good time. This member is one of us, and they need our help — and it’s a great place to hang out. Call (928) 474-4515 for details.

A second mixer will be held Wednesday, Aug. 14 at Chapman Auto Center for Rodeo Week.

Crandell to speak

State Senator Chester Crandell, R-D6, will be the guest speaker at the Thursday, Aug. 8 meeting of the Payson Tea Party.  Senator Crandell will share his accomplishments and disappointments from this past legislative session and his hopes for legislation to come. 

The Payson Tea Party meets from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday at Tiny’s Family Restaurant. Check out for more information.

Community breakfast

Shepherd of The Pines Lutheran Church is hosting a community breakfast from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m., Friday, Aug. 9 at 507 W. Wade Lane. Breakfast includes scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, hash browns, coffee and juice.

Rim Country residents and visitors are invited to join the congregation for food and fellowship. A free will offering will be accepted. The church will host a breakfast on the second Friday of every month from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. For more information, call (928) 474-5440.

Mountain Daze in Pine

The Pine Strawberry Business Community invites Rim residents and visitors to come to the Pine Strawberry Community Center Saturday, Aug. 10 and Sunday, Aug. 11 for the 3rd Annual Mountain Daze.

Enjoy a pancake breakfast by Knights of Columbus at 7 a.m. The festivities are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

In conjunction with the Mountain Daze fun Saturday, Aug. 10 see the beautiful creations of local quilters in the Pine Cultural Hall beginning at 11 a.m. The auction starts at 1 p.m. Admission is free. Bring a non-perishable food item for the local food bank and be entered in a drawing for the Opportunity Quilt at the end of the auction. The quilt show is presented by the Friends of the Strawberry Patchers.

Champagne Luncheon

Ladies, grab your summer hats (or tiaras) and come to A Champagne Garden Party & Pretty Yard Sale. The Payson Community Kids benefit 2013 Champagne Garden Party is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 10 at the Freegard Garden, 27 Freegard Lane, Star Valley.

Tickets are $25 per person. Proceeds will go to the Payson Community Kids, which provides help for underprivileged children in the community.

Tickets can be purchased from Judi Freegard, (928) 517-1034) or Payson Community Kids Director Suzy Tubbs (928) 978-3256

Library awarded grant for health programs

The Payson Public Library has been awarded a $6,100 Library Services and Technology Act grant to purchase materials related to health and nutrition and to run health-related programs this fall.  Among the programs offered because of the award: 

Peggy Martin, CNN, is back to run more healthy cooking classes. Her first class is at 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 10 and will focus on healthy food choices available at farmers markets. Registration is required as space is limited. Call the library at (928) 474-9260 or stop by 328 N. McLane Road to sign-up.

John Hancock, RN, CDE, will present a program on diabetic health issues at the Payson Public Library at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 13. Registration is also required for this program. 

The “Promoting Library Service and Community Resources for the Health of Payson Area Seniors” project was supported with funds granted by the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records Agency, a division of the Arizona Secretary of State, under the Library Services and Technology Act, which is administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Wine in the Pines with Diamonds

A very special fund-raising event for both the Payson Senior Center and Time Out, Inc. is planned from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 10.

Taking place at the Senior Center, 514 W. Main St., Payson, hors d’ouevres will be paired with different wines from Southeastern Arizona. And someone will win a 1/2-carat diamond, compliments of Payson Jewelers.

Tickets are going fast. They are $25 per person and are available at the Payson Senior Center, Payson Jewelers or pay online just go to click on the Red Heart donate now button at top of page for your convenience and your tickets will be waiting at the door.

Diamond jewelry will be available for sale by Payson Jewelers. 

Bike and Build Cyclists visit

Payson Area Habitat for Humanity is excited to announce the Bike and Build cycling team will visit the Rim Country once again this year. The team arrives at 4 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 11.

Bike and Build organizes cross-country bicycle trips which benefit affordable housing groups. The group has made Payson and PAHH one of their targeted stops for the past four years.

This year, approximately 27 cyclists are participating. Approximately 17 of the riders will be heading up to Strawberry Aug. 12 to paint the entire exterior of a PAHH Brush With Kindness project home while the others will assist with work on the Time-Out Shelter’s Transitional Housing center.

Join PAHH in welcoming the group at 4 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 11 in front of the Habitat ReStore at the southeast corner of Highway 260 and Highway 87. There will be food, music, a regular block party and the ReStore will have a special 50 percent off sale for the occasion. For more information, call Cindy at 474-0330.


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