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Free film series starts Tuesday

Free film series starts Tuesday



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Free film series starts Tuesday

Wheels on the Rim Show ’n’ Shine is Saturday

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.”

Free brush pits

The Regional Payson Area Project….for a Fire Wise Rim Country (RPAP) will be staffing free brush drop-off points at the following locations:

On Saturday, June 1, the Blattner Pit will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Milepost 259.7 on Highway 260, east of Payson.

On Sunday, June 2, the Pine Pit will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., located .7 of a mile east of Highway 87 on Control Road, south of Pine.

All RPAP free drop-off locations are for brush, leaves, pine needles, trimmings and other vegetative materials only.

Payson Farmers Market

The Payson Farmers Market is open Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon at 816 S. Beeline Highway, behind Chili’s Restaurant. Look for your favorite goodies and check out new ones like Shrimp Ceviche, fresh French pastries, all natural peanut butter, free range beef and natural seasonings and rubs to go with it, and lots more.

Visit with friends and listen to the music of Cinnamon Twist. Enjoy food and beverages while the kids play or ride a pony.

For more information, visit or call Katie at (602) 524-0352.

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. 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.

Cannonball Spree racers to do painting for charity auction

The Cannonball Spree rolls into town Saturday, June 1. The participants will be stopping by Artists of the Rim Gallery in the Swiss Village and doing their own painting, one person at a time, of a futuristic car.

The painting will be auctioned off to raise funds for Military Assistance Mission. Swiss Village is participating with an antique tractor and car show, so there will be lots going on. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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.

Charity Golf Event and Silent Auction for PAHH 

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:, 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).

Silent Auction open to public

A Silent Auction open to the public will be held from noon to 4 p.m. during the golf tournament to support building affordable housing for families in need right here in Rim Country. For more information, please call (928) 474-0330.

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.

Golf Cart Raffle

The Animal Welfare Thrift Shop is having a Golf Cart Raffle. Tickets are $50, and they are selling only 50 tickets, so the odds are great. You can view this prestigious cart and purchase a ticket at the shop located at 434 S. Beeline Highway, Suites B, C & D.

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. His concerts minister encouragement as well as a challenge to the listeners to grow in their faith.

Time Out Thrift Shop Grand Opening event June 3

Time Out Thrift Shop will start opening on Mondays beginning June 3 thru Aug. 26. We will have a Grand Opening event June 3 — bring your poker face and draw a poker chip for additional savings on your purchases. We will have refreshments! 

The mission of Time Out is to help individuals break the cycle of domestic violence. Volunteers are needed at the shelter and the thrift shop. Anyone interested, please stop by the thrift shop, at the corner of Highway 87 and West Wade Lane, on June 3 to pick up an application.

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.

Vacation Bible School

Payson Living Word Bible Church, 208 S. McLane, will hold Avengers Kamp Vacation Bible School for K-5th grades June 3 to 7 from 9 a.m. to noon. To register, call (928) 474-8606.

Unity of Payson Book Group

Join us Tuesdays in June, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Healing Arts Center in Swiss Village. We will use the book “How to Pray Without Talking to God,” by Rev. Linda Martella-Whitsett.

Contact Lynnette Brouwer at for more information and to register.

Senior Circle program

Payson Regional Medical Center’s Senior Circle will present a Lunch and Learn program at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 5. The topic will be child safety for grandparents, with representatives from the Payson Police Department and Barbara Thompson from Child Help.

Make a reservation at least 24 hours in advance of the program at (928) 472-9290. The Senior Circle is at 215 N. Beeline Highway, Payson.

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.

Quilt show

The Strawberry Patchers will present their 17th Annual Quilt Show Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 7-9 at the Cultural Hall at the Pine Community Center. The show is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday. Admission is $2.

In addition to the always wonderful display of quilting work by members of the group, there will be a vendor mall and an opportunity quilt. Bring a non-perishable food item and get a ticket for a quilt drawing.

There is still time to submit an entry for the show, visit the Web site

Garden Walk

The Rim Area Gardeners will present the 2013 Garden Walk from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, June 8.

Tickets are $5 each and may be purchased at Ace Hardware, Plant Fair Nursery, the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce, Payson and Pine libraries and Sweet Nostalgia.

Look for the “green thumb” signs directing you to the participating gardens.

Historical Society benefit

“Riders of the Purple Sage One Hundred Years Later” will be the theme for the Northern Gila County Historical Society benefit Saturday, June 8. 

The event will be at the Chaparral Pines Clubhouse from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will include dinner, music by Bill Camp, no-host bar, sweets sale, auction of special centennial edition of “Riders of the Purple Sage” and local historian Stan Brown who will be there to sign his latest book, “Payson: An Arizona Frontier Town.”

Tickets are $35 per person and are available at the museum in Green Valley Park. Reservations must be made in advance. Visit or call (928) 474-3483 for more information.

Great gifts for Dad are on sale at LFOP Bookstore

During June the Library Friends of Payson Bookstore will be featuring a 2-for-the-price-of-1 special on all hardback books. This is a great opportunity to purchase a Father’s Day gift. Pick up a favorite VCR tape for 50 cents or browse the bargain table in the lobby. All bargain table items will be on sale for 25 cents.

Proceeds go to the Payson Public Library to support the purchase of new material and many special programs. Stock changes daily, so the wise shopper visits frequently. The Bookstore is located to the right of the circulation desk just inside the Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane Road. For more information visit

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.


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