Lip Sync Contest Coming Feb. 16

The fifth annual Lip Sync Contest will be at 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Payson High School Auditorium.


The fifth annual Lip Sync Contest will be at 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Payson High School Auditorium.


The fifth annual Lip Sync Contest is Saturday, Feb. 16. Doors at the Payson High auditorium open at 5:30 p.m., with the concert at 7 p.m.

Presented by the Rim Country Optimist Club, Payson Rotary Foundation, Modified Motorcycle Association, American Brotherhood Aimed Toward Education, the event gives participants a chance to have fun, entertain the audience and win prize money. The proceeds from ticket sales fund scholarships.

Tickets purchased in advance are $10 for adults and $5 for students and are available from members of the sponsoring organizations, members of the high school’s drama club, and at the Payson Public Library, Oasis Christian Books & Gifts, and Chitwood Cabinets.

Tickets at the door will be $12 for adults and $6 for students.

The evening will also have a silent auction and 50-50 raffle.

For more information, call Joan Young at (928) 472-2264.

Payson Senior Center

The Senior Center at 514 W. Main St. is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. A delicious lunch is served daily for a low fee, but reservations are recommended.

Many activities are offered daily including Zumba Gold, 9 a.m. Monday and Wednesday; Movie and Muffin, 9:15 a.m. Friday; and live music most days. Country Western Dance classes are held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays; and Alzheimer’s support group meets at 1:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesday; woodworking is on Thursday afternoon.

The Payson Senior Center is the provider for Meals On Wheels and Senior Transportation in Payson and Star Valley. A Medicare/Social Security counselor is on site.

The Thrift Store is at 512 W. Main St. and is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Upcoming events:

Mardi Gras lunch, Tuesday, Feb. 12;

Fire department program on Vial of Life, 11 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13;

Valentine’s Day dance and lunch, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 14 with music by Kathleen Kelly & Jim West;

Richard White talks about Arizona long-term care requirements, services and red flags, 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20;

February movies: Feb. 8 – “Hello Dolly,” Feb. 15 – “Dancing Lady,” Feb. 22 – “The Trouble With Angels.”

The facility is available for rent for benefits, parties, memorial services and meetings.

Call (929) 474-4876 for information and drop in.

Jazz concert

The Beth Lederman quartet performs at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 10 at the Payson Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main St.

Lederman will be on piano; Mary Petrich on saxophones; Mike King on upright bass; and Gerry Reynolds on drums.

Organizer Reynolds said Lederman is a beautiful piano stylist with a repertoire of seductive ballads to Latin to hard driving jazz.

Her work is complimented by the superb saxophonist Mary Petrich, a jazz artist in the truest sense and triple A-list upright bassist Mike King, Reynolds added.

A $5 donation is requested, refreshments included.

Contact Reynolds at or call (602) 619-3355 for information and to RSVP.

Romance for sale

In February thoughts turn to romance and in honor of Valentine’s Day, the Library Friends of Payson Bookstore is featuring paperback romance novels at the incredibly low price of 20 for $1. Many of these will be drawn from a recently received, extremely large donation of paperback romances that are in like new condition. Hurry in for the best selection. You will be amazed by the vast selection and great quality of this offering.

Bookstore stock has never been better and new items are added daily. Therefore, the wise patron stops by often. Bookstore volunteers are always happy to help you. Every penny spent in the bookstore goes directly to the library for purchase of new materials.

The LFOP Bookstore is located to the right of the circulation desk just inside the Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane Road. For more information visit the Library Friends of Payson Web site at www.


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