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Motorcycle Roundup

Motorcycle Roundup


Designer ‘bling’ jean sale

The Polkadot Blvd. will have a sale on designer bling jeans, designer clothing and accessories in the main lobby at Payson Regional Medical Center from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday, July 16. Buy one item and get one 20 percent off.

There will be contemporary styles in shorts, Bermuda shorts, capris, bootcut, skinny and plus size jeans. The clothing is in women’s sizes 0-19 and children’s 7-14.

Senior Circle

The Payson Regional Medical Center’s Senior Circle will have a Member Lunch at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 17 with Chris Wolf, PRMC chief executive officer; Pete Finelli, PRMC chief financial officer; and Shelly Thompson, business manager.

They will discuss PRMC’s hospital charges and reimbursements.

A Lunch and Learn is planned for 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 24 on the Medicare physical, presented by Dr. Jennifer Dumbolton and Dr. Amalia Pineres.

The goals of the Medicare physical are health promotion, disease prevention and detection. 

The PRMC Senior Circle is at 215 N. Beeline Highway, Payson. Call (928) 472-9290 to make a reservation for either or both of these programs.

Live music

Cinnamon Twist

Cinnamon Twist (Jennifer Baltz and Anne James) presents an evening of Scottish and Irish music at Dimi Espresso Coffee Shop and Bistro, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday July 18. Enjoy your favorite beverage and a snack while listening to fun Celtic music, from beautiful ballads to foot-stomping jigs and reels.

Annie and Jennifer have produced two albums, which will be available at the event. They are also featured performers at this year’s Arizona Highland Celtic Festival in Flagstaff, July 20-21.

Chamber Mixer

The July Chamber Mixer will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, July 18 at the KMOG Radio Ranch, 500 E. Tyler Parkway, Payson.

The mixer is sponsored by KMOG and KRIM, the mixing of two opposites:  Country/Western and Classic Hits. There is something for everyone. Macky’s Grill and Scoops will provide the refreshments and there will be door prizes from everyone (up to 10). 

Please bring your Chamber Card or $5 per member or member guest or $20 for non-members. Also, adults only. Please call (928) 474-4515 to reserve a place on the hay bales.

Transition Town Payson film

Transition Town Payson will host a two-part screening and discussion of the film “YERT: Your Environmental Road Trip” at Gila Community College, Room 301, 201 N. Mud Springs Rd., Payson.

Part 1 is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, July 19; the second part is at 6 p.m., Friday, Aug. 2.

Family Movie Night

The congregation of Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church, 507 W. Wade Lane, Payson, invites Rim residents to attend a Family Movie Night at 6:30 p.m., Friday, July 19 at the church.

The event is free and refreshments will be available.

There will be a Family Movie Night at 6:30 p.m. on the first and third Friday evening of every month. Visit: www.shepherdofthepines for directions and more information or call (928) 474-5440.


Motorcycle Roundup

Motorcycle Roundup Friday

Rim Country Health’s Activity Department is having a Motorcycle Roundup at 9:30 a.m., Friday, July 19. All motorcycle enthusiasts are invited to the Motorcycle Roundup in the parking lot of Rim Country Health, 807 W. Longhorn Rd. The Motorcycle Roundup will be hosted by Rim Country Health’s Gentlemen’s Club and will provide an opportunity to talk about your motorcycle with residents, staff and other owners. Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP or direct any questions to to Marie Mennen at (928) 474-1120 or

Soroptimists celebrate National Lollipop Day

The area’s Soroptimists will have delicious See’s lollipops in a variety of flavors — including root beer and chocolate caramel — available at the Summer Sidewalk Sale at Walgreen’s from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, July 20. The sales table will be on the north side of the building. There will be books for sale for Rim Country Literacy Program, See’s Candies for Soroptimists and a variety of arts and crafts. Come and join us for fun and a free lollipop. If you can’t get there, you can stop by Arizona Elite Properties on South Beeline Highway for See’s Candies — but no free lollipops, just delicious candy! All sales will benefit local nonprofit organizations in Rim Country. Contact Jean Oliver at (928) 474-6167 for more information.

PHS Class of 1963 Reunion

The Payson High School Class of 1963 will celebrate its 50th Reunion, along with all who graduated from PHS in the sixties or earlier Saturday, July 20 at the LDS Church just south of the hospital.

All who knew us, knew anyone who knew us or our families, or went to school in the old rock building, are invited to attend.

Come and join us anytime after 10 a.m. A potluck lunch will begin at noon. Please bring a favorite dish to share — main dish, salad or dessert. Water will be provided. If there is enough interest, an Oldies Dance will be held from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. The music we grew up with and Country classics will be featured.

Ice cream social to help P-S Historical Society

The Wooden Nickel band is back for the third year to entertain and support the Pine-Strawberry Historical Society. 

Come join the fun from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Saturday, July 20 at the Pine Cultural Hall for an Ice Cream Social and listen to the Wooden Nickel band play old country music. Admission for this event is $10 for adults, children $5, with children 5 years old and under free. Donations are always gladly appreciated!

Gosar staff sets Payson veterans’ roundtable

The staff of Rep. Paul Gosar (AZ-04) will hold a Veterans’ Roundtable in Payson from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 23 at Payson Messinger’s Funeral Home, 901 S. Westerly Rd.

Veterans are invited to share their thoughts and concerns about veterans’ issues and learn about the services that Rep. Gosar’s office provides. Staff will answer questions and provide help with the Veterans Administration and veterans’ benefits and other claims issues.

Gosar will not be in attendance.

Expert gives RV travel tips

Jaimie Hall Bruzenak, Arizona author and RV lifestyles expert, will share her experience and knowledge about RVing at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 24, in the meeting room of the Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane Road. This free and open to the public event is hosted by the Library Friends of Payson. Light refreshments will be served.

Bruzenak has been traveling in an RV full-time and part-time with family or on a solo basis since 1992. She has authored a number of books and e-books on RVing: Various books will be available for purchase during the event and may be signed by the author.

Bruzenak owns and operates Pine Country Publishing. Visit her Web site,

For further information please contact the library at (928) 474-9260.

The Shelby School open house and registration

The Shelby School, a non-profit Arizona State Charter School, is currently accepting registration for Grades K-8 for the 2013-2014 school year.

The annual open house is from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday July 30. This is a time for prospective students and families to come visit and see what the school is all about, and for current students and parents to fill out registration forms and meet their teachers. The full staff will be present to give tours of the facilities and answer any questions about classes or curriculum.

The Shelby School is located in the tall pines, 12 miles outside of Payson, off East Highway 260 at 249 W. Standage Dr., Tonto Village. The school provides daily bus service to and from Payson throughout the school year.

Please call (928) 478-4706 for additional details

PCK raffles four-night cruise

Payson Community Kids (PCK) is a non-profit organization that assists low-income, “at risk” families and their children. This year, PCK is sponsoring a raffle for a four- night cruise for two with Princess Cruise Line to Catalina Island and Ensenada, Mexico, leaving from the Long Beach area.

There will only be 100 tickets sold at a cost of $50 each. The drawing will be held live on KMOG at noon, Wednesday, July 31.

To purchase tickets, visit the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce or call Suzy Tubbs at (928) 978-3256, Jim Leubner at (928) 951-5408, or Laura Meidinger at (928) 951-3896.

Artists invited to enter 2013 ArtOberfest by mid-August

The Payson Art League is calling for artists to join the annual ArtOberfest Show on Oct. 18, 19, 20, 2013 at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino Event Center. 

If you are an artist interested in showing and selling your art, please visit the PAL’s Web site at or call Don Harmon at (928) 474-5554 for a mailed application. 

This is a juried fine art and fine craft show representing varied art careers and backgrounds. The deadline for applying is Aug. 17.


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