Community Almanac


Celebrate the Constitution Wednesday

The Daughters of the American Revolution, Mogollon Chapter, invite you to join them in commemorating United States Constitution Week, an annual event which runs from Sept. 17 through Sept. 23.

This celebration of the adoption of this foundational document in American history will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane Road. Visitors will be able to learn about their Constitution and the historical events leading up to its framing. Informational literature and copies of the Constitution will be available. Stop by and learn more about this defining event in American history.

Payson Art League hosts program on plein air painting

The public is invited to join art league members at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 17 at the Rim Country Health and Retirement Center, 807 W. Longhorn Rd. in the dining room.

The guest is Burdell Moody Jarvis, a noted Arizona artist who is a former Army correspondent combat artist and retired art teacher. He will give a presentation on plein air painting.

Star Valley Council cancels meeting

The Star Valley Town Council meeting regularly scheduled for 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 17 is cancelled.

A special meeting of the council will be held at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 24 at the Star Valley Town Hall, 3675 E. Highway 260, Star Valley.

The next regular meeting of the council is at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 1 at the Star Valley Town Hall.

‘Talk Like a Pirate’ Party

Put on your best pirate costume and come have lots of fun at a big pirate party sponsored by the Fancy Flair of Red (a Red Hat chapter).

This day of fun, merriment and prizes will be held Thursday, Sept. 19 at Payson Elks Lodge, 1206 N. Beeline Highway.

Cost is $15; doors open at 9:30 a.m. Lunch is Beef Stew or Sea Dogs with Potato Salad and bread. Fresh fruit and soft drinks will be on the tables, however, a no-host bar will also be open.

For tickets or for more information, call Mary Smith at (928) 468-8766.

End of Summer Sale

St. Vincent de Paul thrift store will have an end of summer sale this week. All summer clothes, including jeans, will be half price. Also, all dishes and glasses will be half price. Books will also be on sale at 25 cents each.

The sale will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19 and Friday, Sept. 20, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21. Proceeds benefit St. Vincent de Paul food bank. The thrift store is located at 1006 S. Beeline Highway.

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

Chamber Mixer Sept. 19

The September Chamber Mixer is at Rim Country Health, 809 W. Longhorn Road, Thursday, Sept. 19. The mixer will start at 5:30 p.m., with light refreshments, networking and mingling. Admission is by Chamber Card; $5 for members without a card; and $20 for non-members. Please call (928) 474-4515 for reservations.

Community Yard Sale

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

The sale is at 800 W. Main St. (corner of Oak and Main). For more information, call (928) 474-2059.

Shooting range open to non-members Sept. 21

Tonto Rim Sports Club will open its Hi Power Range to non-members on Saturday, Sept. 21. Range Safety Officers will be on hand to help with your sight-in all the way out to 300 yards. It will only cost you $5 to use the range all day! Call (928) 468-9075 for more information.

To reach the range from Payson, drive 2.2 miles south of the Mazatzal Casino on the Beeline Highway. Turn left onto a gravel road and then drive 1.5 miles to the entrance. The route will be clearly marked with signs.

Book Signing

Author Sherry Engler will be signing copies of her book, “Living with LEO: Law Enforcement Officer,” from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane Rd., Payson.

Engler, a resident of Payson, reveals the unusual, quirky behaviors a LEO may display. In a humorous, lighthearted manner, she suggests helpful hints in living harmoniously with one.

Rim Walk to End Alzheimer’s

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is Saturday, Sept. 21 at Green Valley Park, 1000 W. Lake Drive, Payson. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this fun and inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions.

Register online at

Farm Dinner to benefit Pine Strawberry Fuel Reduction

Three local chefs will headline the Saturday, Sept. 21 Annual Farm Dinner at Fossil Creek Creamery in Strawberry, all intended to raise money for the community’s fuel reduction program. The event starts at 4:30 p.m. at the Ranch at Fossil Creek, 10379 W. Fossil Creek Rd., Strawberry.

New this year, the Farm Dinner will feature a course or organic food.

Dr. Jass and the Heartbeats will provide Dixieland-style music for the event.

The tax-deductable tickets cost $75 per person. There is seating for only 175 guests. For information call (928) 476-5178 or email to

Musical fireside Sunday

Inspire — a singing group made up of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from the Valley — will present a fireside event at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 913 S. Ponderosa St. in Payson.

As a musical group, their focus is on music, service and hope. The musical selections praise Christ and invite all to come unto Him. All are welcome to attend.

Paperback sale this month at Library Friends Bookstore

During the month of September, the Library Friends of Payson Bookstore is featuring standard sized paperback books at the amazing price of 10 for $1. 

All items on the 50-cent bargain table in the library lobby are being offered for the low price of 4 for $1. This special will be good only during September. 

Bookstore prices range from $4 to $1 for hardback books based on copyright dates. Stock changes 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 the LFOP Web site at

RSVP by Friday for First Responder Appreciation Day

To show appreciation for those who have put their lives on the line for us every day of the week, Wednesday, Sept. 25 has been designated First Responded Appreciation Day in Rim Country.

All area first responders are invited to drop by Rim Country Health & Retirement Community, 807 W. Longhorn Rd., Payson for lunch “on the go” that day. Lunches will be available from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday Sept. 25. Pick up lunch and be on your way, or stay and relax and enjoy. Lunches will be served in the facility’s conference room. Just come in the second entrance, turn left at the first hallway and it’s four doors down on the left.

In order to have enough lunches for everyone, please call at (928) 474-1120 or Sanja Long at (928) 472-2588 by Friday, Sept. 20 with an approximate count for your organization.

Rim Country Health and the Mogollon Health Alliance bring this event to you.

Alpha course

If you could ask God one question, what would it be? Mountain Bible Church will be offering a seven-week Alpha program.

Alpha is a non-denominational course designed to explore the existence of God, the purpose of life, the afterlife, the claims of Jesus and more in a relaxed, friendly setting.

The class is Mondays, starting Sept. 30 and continuing through Nov. 11 and is open to the public. Registration is required. Dinner is served at 5:30 p.m. and class is at 6 p.m. Free childcare is available.

Please call Angela at (480) 244-6186 to register.

St. Vincent de Paul Friends of the Poor Walk

The 6th Annual Friends of the Poor Walk will be held in Payson and throughout the country Saturday, Sept. 28.

This year’s walk will begin and end at the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store, located on the corner of Cedar Street and South Beeline. There will be music, food and thrift store discounts. To register to walk, sponsor a walker, make a donation or get more information on the Friends of the Poor Walk, please call Sue at (602) 980-6668 or Lynn at (928) 978-0470.

Participants will walk in solidarity throughout the country to increase awareness and to raise money to assist those in need in their local communities. Sponsored by the National Council of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, this event is a major benefit to help the poor in the Payson community. All money raised by this local event will be used directly to help those in need in Payson and the surrounding area.

Payson’s St. Vincent De Paul offers person-to-person support and provides food through the local food bank, plus financial assistance for medical, dental, rent, utilities, emergency shelter and transportation costs. In 2012, food boxes were provided to 7,509 families, feeding 20,847 people in the community. An additional 7,884 people were assisted with rent, utilities, medical/ dental care and transportation aid.


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