Community Almanac

Bling Jean sale

Bling Jean sale


Show your support for our Special Olympians

The Payson Area Special Olympic Snowshoeing Team will be traveling to Flagstaff to compete in the 2013 Winter Games. Athletes include Tim Meeske, David Frohme, Adriana Barnes, Stefani Weissert, Michael Allison and Teddy Hargrave. Their competition will be held Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Nordic Center.

Please come support your local Special Olympians. For more information, call Jane Pond at (928) 978-4331.

Brush pits closed

This coming weekend, the Regional Payson Area Project… for a Fire Wise Rim Country brush pits at both the Payson and Pine locations will be closed due to the road conditions created by the recent storms.

Have fun playing Bunco

Men, women and guests are invited to the Payson Elks Lodge on Saturday, Feb. 23 to play Bunco. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. and play starts at 11 a.m.

The cost is $15 and includes a Ham & Swiss Cheese Sandwich and Vegetable Beef Soup Lunch with iced tea (you may purchase soft drinks).

Door prizes and prize money will be offered (cash prizes determined by the number attending).

The lodge is located at 1206 N. Beeline Highway.

Bunco is very easy to play and no experience is needed. For more information, please call Mary Smith (928) 468-8766 or (928) 978-1857.

Food bank benefit concert

John Carpino performs to benefit Payson’s St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank, 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23 at Lady D’s Wine Bar, Chocolate and Art.

Non-violent Communication introductory class planned

Come and learn the language of the heart: Non-violent Communication.

Would you like to be able to “speak your truth” in any situation, without worrying about saying the wrong thing, offending someone, or making the situation worse?

Non-violent communication is a process of conflict resolution that values the needs of all concerned.

Dr. Donna Steckal, Ph.D. will hold an introduction to Non-violent Communication from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 24 at the Payson Healing Arts Center, 616 N. Beeline Highway.

For more information please call Dr. Steckal at (928) 474-4452.

Proposals sought for senior citizen program funding

Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens (PGCSC) is requesting proposals for the program year 2013-14. Proposals are sought to provide services for the elderly and physically disabled adults in Pinal and Gila Counties. 

Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens contracts with a network of community providers in the two-county area to provide congregate meals, home delivered meals, transportation, case management, home care services, minor home repair, respite services, legal services and family caregiver services.  

All persons interested are encouraged to apply. 

Sealed proposals must be received by Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens, no later than noon, Monday, Feb. 25. 

To obtain a Request For Proposals packet, contact Ana Medina, chief operating officer, at (520) 836-2758, ext. 112, or via e-mail at or by picking up the packet at Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens, 8969 W. McCartney Road, Casa Grande, AZ 85194-7432.


Bling Jean sale

Bling Jean Sale

The Polkadot Blvd will be having an LA Idol Designer Bling Jean Sale in the Payson Regional Medical Center Main Lobby from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25. Come check out the Sparkly Jeans in women’s sizes

0-15 and girl’s sizes 7-14, all for under $55.

Cash, checks and all credit cards will be accepted. All monies raised will help to fund the many programs and scholarships available to our

community through the Mogollon Health Alliance.

The hospital is located at 807 S. Ponderosa St. For more information, call (928) 472-2588.

Lions Club to meets Monday

The Payson Lions Club meets at 6 p.m., Monday, Feb. 25 and every fourth Monday of the month. For information and meeting site, please contact Judy at (928) 474-8833 or Bill at (928) 474-2176.

Enjoy the flavors of Route 66

Come out and support the culinary arts students of Payson High School by tasting the flavors of Route 66 buffet style at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26 at the Julia Randall Elementary cafeteria. Purchase tickets at the door, from a culinary student, or from Devon Wells. The cost is $15 for adults and $7 for children 7 and under. Call the Payson High School office at (928) 474-2233.

Minnesota Breakfast

Rim Country residents and winter visitors from Minnesota are invited to a Minnesota Breakfast starting at 7 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27 at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260.

Come and enjoy a great breakfast or just a cup of coffee and spend a few minutes visiting with others from Minnesota.

For additional information, contact Betty Raveling at (928) 468-7132.

Clothing distribution

The next Kaitie’s Closet distribution of children’s and young teens’ clothes will be from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27 at Julia Randall Elementary School, 902 W. Main St., Payson.

Everyone in Rim Country needing children’s Pre-K through 12 and some adult clothing, shoes and coats is welcome.

Lenten services

Mount Cross Lutheran Church, located at 601 E. Highway 260 (across from Tiny’s Restaurant), will hold mid-week Lenten services on Wednesdays, Feb. 27, March 6, 13 and 20 at 6 p.m. Join us for Lenten supper (free-will offering) each week at 5 p.m., just prior to the mid-week service.

Youth soccer registration

Payson Parks and Recreation soccer is open to all children between ages 4 and 12th grade. There are no try-outs and no child is cut from a team. The goal of the program is to help players develop their soccer skills and to have fun and enjoy the game.

All leagues are co-ed and games are played weeknights at the Rumsey Park soccer fields. Cost is $25 and includes game shirt. Volunteer coaches are needed. Your child’s fee is waived if you coach. Register online at or at the Green Valley Park Office.

County sets meetings on building codes updates

The Gila County Community Development Division and the Building Safety Advisory & Appeals Board are hosting meetings on a proposal to update the county’s building codes.

A meeting in Globe is planned from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27 at the conference room of the Gila County Administration Building, 745 N. Rose Mofford Way.

A meeting in Payson is from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28 in the conference room of the Gila County Administration Building, 610 E. Highway 260.

For more information, please contact Gila County Community Development, (928) 474-7105 or communitydevelopment@

Chamber Mixer

The February Chamber Mixer will be held in the office complex at Fargo’s Restaurant at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28.  The hosts are: Fargo’s, Kevin Dick Investments, Tom Russell, Dana Law Firm, and the Law Offices of Mary Brooksby. The mixer will include tours of each office, light refreshments, and samples of THAT Brewery’s locally produced beers.

There will be door prizes, chances to network, and talk to friends and prospects.  Please bring cards to pass out and brochures of your product/service.

Admission is by Chamber Mixer Card or $5 for members and $20 for non-members.

Please call or e-mail the chamber, (928) 474-4515 or jstanton@rimcountrychamber .com to let us know you are attending.

Call for artists

The Payson Art League is calling for artists to join the annual ’Neath the Rim Studio Tour May 3, 4 and 5. If you are an artist interested in showing and selling your art at your studio in an organized tour, please contact Jan Ransom at (928) 468-8593 for more information and the application.

This is a juried fine art and fine craft show representing varied art careers and backgrounds. Deadline for applying is March 1.

MHA arts, crafts, bake sale

The Mogollon Health Alliance Auxiliary is having an Arts & Crafts Sale in the hospital’s main lobby, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, March 1 only. Many of its top sellers will be available.

Proceeds from the sale will go to support the many programs and scholarships offered by the Mogollon Health Alliance. For more information, call 472-2588.

Get tickets now for Lincoln Day Luncheon

The Gila County Republican Party’s Annual Lincoln Day Luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 2 at Tiny’s Family Restaurant on East Highway 260.

The theme will be “Getting Back to our Principles.” Featured speakers will be U.S. Representative Dr. Paul Gosar and Arizona’s Director of Americans for Prosperity, Tom Jenny.

Tickets are $30 single and $55 for two (no tickets sold at the door). Contact Lolly Hathhorn at (928) 474-2334, Sally Low at (928) 474-9779, or Pam Burrell at (928) 200-2535 for tickets.

Medicaid long-term care program rescheduled

The Payson Senior Center will host Richard White, managing shareholder for Jackson White of Phoenix. He will present a program on Arizona’s Medicaid long-term care options. The program was postponed due to the snowstorm, and will now be held from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, March 5.

This presentation is an overview of the Arizona Long Term Care System (ALTCS). It covers medical and financial eligibility requirements, services covered by ALTCS, identifying ALTCS candidates, and how to identify red flags that can cause candidates to become ineligible.

This is a free of charge event and open to everyone, so reserve a seat by calling (602) 697-4870.


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