Community Almanac

Painted Elk Party Friday

Painted Elk Party Friday


Shelby School open house and registration tonight

The Shelby 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.

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.

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, July 30 or Aug. 6.

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

Back to school sale

The St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store, 1006 S. Beeline Highway, Payson, will have 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. 1 and Friday, Aug. 2 and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 3.

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

Shepherd to speak

The Payson Tea Party will host Sheriff Adam Shepherd at 6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 1 at Tiny’s Family Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260, Payson. 

All are welcome to come hear Shepherd talk about the changes and challenges he has experienced since he was elected as Gila County Sheriff last November.

Check out for information about the organization.

Egyptian sheet sale

Super soft, wrinkle free, 4-piece sheet sets, in 16 fashion colors including black and white, will be on sale at Payson Regional Medical Center west lobby (labor and delivery entrance) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 1 and Friday, Aug. 2.

There will also be Walt Disney Studios sleepwear and apparel at 60 percent off Walt Disney World prices.

Proceeds from the sale will go to support the many programs and scholarships offered by the Mogollon Health Alliance. For more information, call (928) 472-2588.

Animal Welfare Thrift Shop sale, raffle

The Animal Welfare Thrift Shop will have its monthly First Friday sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Aug. 2.

The shop is also having a fabulous Golf Cart Raffle. The shop is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays. It is located at 434 S. Beeline Highway, Suite B, C & D (behind the Time Out Thrift Shop).

Proceeds benefit local animal rescue organizations. For more information, call (928) 951-2587.


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Painted Elk Party Friday

Painted Elk Party Friday

Down the Street Art Gallery members invite area residents and visitors to the official unveiling party for its painted elk sculpture. This bright, art- covered, life-size elk is the talk of the town and ready for his debut, plus he has his own 2014 calendar to celebrate it. First Friday, Aug. 2, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., come meet the elk, color elk images on the patio and join the Down the Street Gallery artists for some cool treats. Help us name the elk by entering a suggestion. If your suggested name is the one chosen, you will receive a prize at a later date. An elk covered coloring book-style 2014 calendar with monthly selections of local art is available for purchase, proceeds going to support local Payson art. The gallery is at 703 W. Main St., Payson.

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, Aug. 2 at the church. The event is free and refreshments will be available.

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

Pixie Hollow Tea Party

The Payson Public Library will have a Pixie Hollow Tea Party for young ladies ages 4 to 10, Saturday, Aug. 3. There will be a party from 10 a.m. to noon and another from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., with only 25 youngsters participating in each.

Registration is taking place now at the library, 328 N. McLane Road.

Guests are invited to come dressed as their favorite Pixie Hollow princess or make use of the accessories the library will have available for the fashion show, which will be at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Parents are asked to remain at the library while their children are at the party.

For more information, call Katie at (928) 474-9290.

Men’s breakfast

On Saturday, Aug. 3, at 8 a.m., the Men’s Ministry of Ponderosa Bible Church will be hosting a breakfast consisting of pancakes, sausage, donuts, orange juice, fruit bowl, and coffee — all for only $1.

Brandon Sewell will be the featured speaker. Brandon was raised in Kearney, Ariz. For many years he was a meth addict, but for the past six and one-half years has been drug-free and is now a committed follower of Jesus Christ.

All men of the community are cordially invited to come for a time of fellowship and good food.

Author to speak

The Isabelle Hunt Memorial Public Library will present Carena Del Uno, a resident of Pine, speaking about and signing copies of her book, “Welcoming Oneness.” She will be at the library from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Aug. 3.

Books will be available to purchase from the author. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact the library at (928) 476-3678.

Scottish Games set for Saturday at Rumsey Park

The local chapter of the Daughters of Scotia — Monarch of the Glen will present its first annual “adaptive” Scottish Games in a birthday celebration for members and friends.

The games will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 3 at Rumsey Park. Neil Morrison will serve as master of ceremonies. There will be a clan entry, 50-50 raffle with Women’s Adaptive Games including caber toss, archery, haggis toss and thistle stomp; children’s games will include sack races, archery, a four-legged race and tug-o-war.

Daughter’s of Scotia is a Fraternal Order founded in New Haven, Conn. July 2, 1895 for women of Scottish descent through birth, marriage or maternal membership of the order. If you are interested in being a member, contact Toni Sarcinella at (928) 468-6986 or Paty Henderson at (928) 472-6627.

Native American Flute Circle

Rediscover the relaxing power of playing your own music. The Native American flute opens the soul, expands the mind, and it’s great fun. Bring your flute, or just come and listen. Native drummers also welcome. 

The gathering is at 2 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 4 in the meeting room behind the Majestic Mountain Inn on Highway 260. A $1 donation requested. For more information, call (928) 474-1233.

Free Shred-a-Thon returns

Arizona State Credit Union invites Rim residents to its Payson branch during the last leg of the 2013 shred event. This will provide an opportunity for residents of the Payson community to shred their sensitive documents free of charge.

The credit union’s Payson branch is the sixth of eight stops on the Shred-a-Thon tour. Community members are encouraged to bring their sensitive documents from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6. This event helps raise awareness about the importance of safeguarding personal information to protect against identity theft and fraudulent schemes.

PCK Ladies Champagne Luncheon coming up

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.

Sign up now for beginning digital photo class at GCC

Learning the ins and outs of using a digital camera can be made easier by taking the beginning digital photography class at Gila Community College this fall semester.

The class focuses on learning the basics of a digital camera. Students must have a digital camera of some type.

The class is taught by award-winning photographer Tom Brossart, whose work has appeared in newspapers, magazines, books and calendars. Brossart has more than 30 years’ experience as a professional photographer. You can view some of his work at

Class time is from 2 p.m. to 5:50 p.m., Tuesday, beginning Aug. 20. Call GCC at (928) 468-8039 for further information on the class.

Get space now for Community Yard Sale

The Community Yard Sale, sponsored by Community Presbyterian Church, is from 7 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 21.

For just $10, rent a space of 10-feet-by-19-feet. All proceeds from the event rentals go to the CPC Deacons Assistance Program that serves families in need in the Rim Country with financial assistance for utilities, rent, prescriptions and our food pantry. The program also works closely with St. Vincent de Paul to offer citizens help six days a week.

The yard sale will be located at 800 W. Main St. (corner of Oak and Main). Reserve a space by calling the CPC office at (928) 474-2059.


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