Community Almanac

Free medication checkup with pharmacists

Free medication checkup with pharmacists


$6 jewelry sale at hospital lobby Wednesday

A $6 jewelry sale is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, June 19 at the west lobby of Payson Regional Medical Center (the labor and delivery entrance).

Presented by Indesign, the sale will include rings, earrings, men’s and women’s watches, gold and silver chains, necklace/ earring sets, bracelets, pashminas, totes, scarves, boys’ and girls’ watches and gift items, designer-style sunglasses, readers, leather goods and much more.

All proceeds support the health scholarship fund and the many other programs put on by the Mogollon Health Alliance.

Hear ADOT about county transportation study

Arizona Department of Transportation’s Gila County Transportation Study will be discussed tonight (Tuesday).

The study will look at current and future transportation needs for areas of the county outside of local city limits. The public meetings will help lay out a transportation vision for those areas. Elements to be looked at in the study include roadways, safety, pavement management, transportation finance, and bicycle and pedestrian facilities.

In Payson, the meeting will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, June 18 at the Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane Road.

There will be a short presentation starting at 6:15 p.m.

Senior Circle events

Upcoming events for members of the Payson Regional Medical Center’s Senior Circle include:

June 19 – Member lunch at Rumsey Park Ramada 5 with a demonstration of Dutch Oven Cooking by John Swenson and Marie Lyles, followed by lunch and dessert – prepared in Dutch Ovens.

June 26 - Lunch and Learn with Dr. Ihor Zakaluzny, who will discuss hemorrhoids. He will talk about why we get them, how we can treat them and most importantly, how can we prevent them from coming back.

On the Road with Senior Circle – Reservations are requested for participation in the Oct. 8-11 trip to the Albuquerque Balloon Fest. The trip includes transportation, accommodations for three nights at a Comfort Inn, daily breakfast and dinner, two visits to the balloon fest, sightseeing in both Albuquerque and Santa Fe. For details, call (928) 472-9290 and speak with Rene.

Free summer film series

A free Summer Matinee Film Series will be offered at 3 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday through June 27 at Gila Community College, 201 N. Mud Springs Road. Coming up: June 20: “Beauty in a Jar” (100 minutes), moderated by art instructor J. Jeffrey.

Help Payson Community Kids and win a 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 $100 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.

Chili & Pie Dinner

Members of the Ponderosa Chapter #64 Order of the Eastern Star invite Rim Country residents and visitors to attend their Chili & Pie Dinner from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, June 21. The menu includes chili with all the fixings, potato soup for the faint of heart, drinks and a variety of pies. The cost is $7.50 for adults, $3.50 for children under 12.

The dinner will be at the Masonic Lodge, 200 E. Rancho Road. Proceeds will benefit the charities of Ponderosa Chapter #64 OES.


Free medication checkup with pharmacists

Free medication checkup with pharmacists

There will be a free brown bag lunch with pharmacists from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, June 22 at the Payson Senior Center, 514 W. Main St. Bring all medications, including prescriptions, over-the-counter items, vitamins and supplements and the pharmacists will talk with you about them and any possible interactions that may cause problems.

The event is sponsored by the Payson Senior Center, Eastern Arizona Health Education Center, Rim Country Coalition, Cenpatico/Arizona Department of Health and the Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens.

Make a reservation for the free program by Wednesday, June 19 with Dee Redfield at (928) 970-1298.

Transition Town Payson presents film Friday night

Transition Town Payson will present the film, “The Power of Community,” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, June 21 in room 301 at Gila Community College.

The film is about how Cuba rebuilt its quality of life following the collapse of cheap oil supplied by the former Soviet Union. The film shows how communities pulled together, created solutions and ultimately thrived in spite of the decreased dependence on imported energy and an 80 percent cut in food imports.

Amateur Radio Field Day

The Tonto Amateur Radio Association is once again participating in the annual, nationwide Field Day, sponsored by the American Radio Relay League.

The event is designed to hone communication skills needed for efficiency and, if need be, assistance to the local, regional and, in some cases, national communities.

The public is invited to participate, including joining in actual ON-AIR operation (under direct supervision). The Field Day will kick off with a talk show on KMOG AM radio from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Saturday, June 22. The official ARRL/TARA Field Day main event is a 24-hour exercise beginning at 11 a.m. June 22 at Rumsey Park Ramada 5, 328 N. McLane Road, Payson, which is just south of the Skateboard Park. The event concludes on Sunday, June 23.

Make a miniature garden

Plant Fair Nursery is hosting a free class on creating miniature gardens at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 22.

Taught by local expert Holly Crump, participants will learn about container selection, appropriate plants and accessories.

During the class, Crump will work one-on-one with each person who attends to plant their own garden. Materials, such as containers, plants and accessories, will be available for purchase, or participants may bring their own.

Plant Fair Nursery is at 3497 E. Highway 260 in Star Valley.

Saturday Concert in the Park

Come out to the amphitheater area of Green Valley Park on summer Saturdays with your blankets and lawn chairs for great music under the stars. Performances start at 7 p.m. and refreshments are available for purchase.

June 22: Breaking Point — Playing a variety of music which includes Top 40, Jazz, Blues and Country.

June 29: Junction 87 — Voted 2011 Best Local Band. Junction 87 is a local, hard-working country band that rocks out.

The concert series will continue through July.

Christmas in June

Calling all early Christmas shoppers. Time Out Thrift Shop is having a Christmas Sale from June 24 through June 29 at 500 S. Beeline Highway. Save 50 percent on all Christmas items. Remember Poker Chip Monday for additional savings.

All proceeds from the Time Out Thrift Shop directly benefit domestic violence victims through the emergency shelter and transitional housing programs.

APW Writers’ Retreat

Attend an Arizona Press Women’s Writers’ Retreat at the Merritt Lodge, near Payson, July 27-28. Enjoy an overnight stay that includes four meals for a discounted rate of $95 if reservations are made by June 26. 

For details, contact Carol Osman Brown via e-mail: or call (928) 468-9269. You also can contact Gail Hearne at (928) 472-7132.

Swim Party

A swim party for families with special needs adults and children is planned from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, June 26 at Taylor Pool in North Rumsey Park. Dress for a luau. For more information, call Lucy Karrys, (928) 478-0231 or (928) 595-2136.

Benefit yard sale

Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness will hold a benefit yard sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, June 28 and Saturday, June 29 at 107 W. Wade Lane.

Additionally, raffle tickets will be sold for a framed, limited edition and signed lithograph, “Paws for Thought” donated by internationally acclaimed scratchboard artist, Angela Cockle of Payson. The winner need not be present. For more information or to donate items for the sale, please call John at (928) 468-8075.

Summer meals for kids

Kids 18 and under can have breakfast and lunch for free at Rim Country Middle School and Payson Elementary School. This program is open to all kids and this year parents who bring a child will also eat for free. Breakfast is from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and lunch is 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The program continues through Friday, July 19. There will be no meals served July 4 and 5 due to the Fourth of July holiday.

Parade entries wanted

The August Doin’s Rodeo Parade — “Rodeo: A Payson Tradition” — is being sponsored by the Kiwanis of Zane Grey Country this year.

The parade will be held Saturday, Aug. 17, on Historic Main Street in Payson. The fun will start at 9 a.m. at Green Valley Park and moves east on Main Street.

You may read additional information and download parade entry forms, etc. at the Web site: (just open the forms tab). If you have any questions, contact the Kiwanis at: or write to: Kiwanis Club of Zane Grey Country, P.O. Box 2507, Payson, AZ 85547.

Crafters wanted

The Ponderosa Chapter #64 O.E.S. is seeking crafters for its 8th Annual Craft Fair, to be held Sept. 28-29. Come show off your handcrafted goods. There are both inside and outside spaces available for $35 each.

Contact Torrie Kamps-Spalink at (928) 951-6922 or Carole Skoglund at (928) 970-1616 for more information. The Masons will have their famous barbecue from noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28.


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