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Wheels on the Rim Show ’n’ Shine June 1

Photo by Andy Towle. |

Wheels on the Rim Show ’n’ Shine June 1


Music students to perform in spring concert Wednesday  

The music students of Dr. Victoria Harris will perform a spring concert at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 29 in Room 301, the community room, at Gila County Community College in Payson.

The students will perform vocal selections, piano solos and ensemble pieces. All the musicians will receive participation awards and participating students will be given their superior honors certificates and ribbons from the Arizona Study Program Evaluations and the Piano Guild Auditions.  

The public is cordially invited; there is no admission charge. Refreshments will be served following the concert.  For further information, contact Dr. Harris at (928) 474-9490.


Roundup file photo/Andy Towle

Paul Gosar

Gosar visits Payson

Congressman Dr. Paul Gosar is the guest speaker at the Thursday, May 30 meeting of the Payson Tea Party.

Gosar, who sits on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, will provide updates on Benghasi and the IRS Targeting of Americans for their political beliefs. He will also share progress on the S/E AZ Land Exchange and Conservation Act bill he sponsored and passed that will bring many jobs to Gila County. 

The meeting is at 6 p.m. at Tiny’s Family Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260, Payson. Call (928) 951-6774 for more information. 

Northern Gila County Fair T-shirt contest entries sought

For the first time ever, the Northern Gila County Fair will have T-shirts for sale during the fair. But to do that, a design is needed.

Submit an 8-inch-by-10-inch line drawing in black ink of your idea of what the fair is all about. The drawing must include the words: Northern Gila County Fair.

Any age may enter and you may submit more than one drawing. Design drawings must be postmarked by May 30.

Send drawings to Connie Cockrell, P.O. Box 752, Payson, AZ 85541.

Rodeo Parade theme contest

The Zane Grey Kiwanis is seeking the public’s help in choosing a theme for the 2013 World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo parade.

Send suggestions to zanegreykiwanis

The winner will ride and be recognized in the parade. Ideas for the parade theme are due May 31.

Need rummage sale donations

The Payson Rim Quizkids are raising money to travel to the World Quiz in Indianapolis. The group is seeking donations for a rummage sale to be held June 7-8 at Payson First Church of the Nazarene.

Call (928) 474-5890 for information and to arrange for collection of contributions to the sale.

Summer meals for kids

The nutrition office at Payson Unified Schools, along with the Arizona Department of Education, has two sites open this summer where kids 18 and under can have breakfast and lunch for free. Meals will be served 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 starts Tuesday, May 28 and continues through Friday, July 19. There will be no meals served July 4 and 5 due to the Fourth of July holiday.


Wheels on the Rim Show ’n’ Shine June 1

Wheels on the Rim Show ’n’ Shine June 1

Don’t miss the Wheels on the Rim Show ’n’ Shine Saturday, June 1. This is a one-day celebration of vehicles throughout Payson — everything from classics to sports cars, military vehicles to vintage tractors. Proud owners will have two opportunities to show off, and the public will have two opportunities to admire the vehicles. The morning show is from 9 a.m. to noon at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the first 50 entries will get dash stickers. The afternoon show is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Swiss Village Shops. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and only the first 50 vehicles will be accepted due to limited space. Entry to both shows is free and there is no judging. The Cannonball Spree will be coming through town Saturday, too. Look for checkered flags at the official checkpoints to catch a glimpse of contestants in this wacky “race.”

GCC’s summer session

Gila Community College will be offering a class on Rocks and Minerals (GLG015) during the 2013 summer session. It is intended for the beginner and collector and includes simple methods of identification. The class is from 9 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. Fridays.

GCC’s summer session begins Tuesday, May 28 and runs through July 22, but it’s not too late to register. There is room in most classes, including T’ai Chi, eBay, Buried Cities and Lost Tribes, as well as many others. Check the entire schedule online at

Breakfast for a buck

Ponderosa Bible Church Men’s Ministry of will be hosting a breakfast at 8 a.m., Saturday, June 1. All men of the community are cordially invited. The menu consists of orange juice, scrambled eggs, ham, toast, fruit bowl and coffee — all for only $1.

Miki West will be the featured speaker. West was born in Minnesota and has lived in many states throughout the nation, as well as in Berlin, Germany. He and his wife, Carol, currently reside in Gilbert, Ariz.

His many jobs have included store clerk, youth pastor, janitor, Army private, infantry officer, detox clinic clerk, insurance salesman, pastor, Army chaplain and hospital chaplain.

Native American Flute Circle

The Native American Flute is one of the easiest instruments to learn to play, and one of the most beautiful. Bring your flute, or just come and listen at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 1 at Tom Russell’s office behind Fargo’s Steakhouse, Suite D-3. Native drummers also welcome. Admission is free.

Relay for Life

Relay for Life generates funds to fight against cancer. This year, Rim Country’s Relay for Life will be held at the high school track from noon to midnight, Saturday, June 1. 

Survivors are encouraged to participate in the survivor lap at noon. If you want to honor a victim of cancer or a survivor of cancer, obtain commemorative luminarias from Payson Public Library, Ace Hardware, Payson Senior Circle or the Chamber of Commerce. Donations are accepted. Please visit for more information.

Sunday Summer Breakfast

Mount Cross Lutheran Church, 601 E. Highway 260 (across from Tiny’s Restaurant) invites Rim residents and visitors to enjoy a Sunday Summer Breakfast on June 2 between 9:40 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.

Join the congregation, either before the breakfast for the 8:30 a.m. traditional service or after the breakfast for the 10:30 a.m. praise service. The theme for the Sunday services is “Friendship.” The breakfast is free and you also receive a gift bag.

4th Annual Charity Golf Event 

Payson Area Habitat for Humanity (PAHH) is conducting its 4th Annual Charity Golf Event at Chaparral Pines Golf Club in Payson Sunday, June 2. This year’s format is a two-person scramble, with a 10 a.m. shotgun start.

Sponsor a local firefighter, peace officer or teacher to golf in your place through the “Hero Sponsorship” program. For details, call (928) 474-0330.

Registration forms can be found on the PAHH Web site: events.htm, or at the PAHH ReStore, located at the corner of Highways 87 and 260, (928) 474-0330. The entry fee is $150 per person ($125 for Chaparral Pines members).

Gospel concert

Southwestern Gospel recording artist Phil Dickey will be bringing a concert of praise and encouragement to Ponderosa Bible Church, 1800 N. Beeline Highway, Payson at 6 p.m., Sunday, June 2.

He has shared inspirational and Southwestern Gospel music for more than 40 years in churches and other gatherings throughout Arizona, Utah and California, as well as overseas while serving in the Navy. His singing style goes beyond entertainment by bringing out the meaning behind the words, and his concerts minister encouragement as well as a challenge to the listeners to grow in their faith.

Almost New Thrift Shop sale

Select from clothes, shoes, belts and more — anything else you wear (except for jewelry) that can fit into one of the shop’s bags and get it all for just $1. This sale will take place the first Monday of every month. The next sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday, June 3.

Proceeds help support the health scholarship fund and the many other programs of the Mogollon Health Alliance Auxiliary.

For more information, call the Almost New Thrift Shop at (928) 468-5515.

Summer Reading Program

Registration for the Summer Reading Program is now open. The program starts the first week of June. Class size is limited, so early registration is encouraged. There are programs planned for children ages 6 months to 18 years.

To learn more and register, stop by the library at 328 N. McLane Road, (928) 474-9260. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday.

Summer Recreation Program

Registration is open and continues through the course of the 2013 Summer Recreation Program presented by the the Payson Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department.

The program is for children ages 6 to 12. Youngsters can be registered for one or all seven weeks. The program will be held in the Rim Country Middle School gym and incorporates fun, physical and cultural activities, along with occasional field trips. This is not a drop-in program; children must be pre-registered by Friday of the previous week. Lunch will be served each day.

Cost is $30 per child. Camps dates are: May 28-30*, June 3-6, June 10-13, June 17-20, June 24-27, July 1-3 and July 8-11. The program goes from 8 a.m. to noon, Monday-Thursday, except where noted.

Register in person at the parks and rec offices in Green Valley Park.

Rotary golf tournament

Rim Country Rotary is hosting its annual golf tournament on Saturday, June 15 at the Payson Golf Course. Registration forms are available at the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Payson Golf Course.

Yard sale donations sought

The Pine-Strawberry Riff Raff Club is accepting donations for its upcoming annual Naked Yard Sale, to be held June 15.

Bishop Storage Sheds has donated the use of two sheds for collecting and storing donations. The sheds, number 11 and 12, are located in Pine, behind Bishop Realty. The sheds will be open every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. until the sale. The sale will be located by Payson Concrete.

For more information on the Naked Yard Sale or the Riff Raff Club, e-mail club


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