The Payson Pro Rodeo Committee honors the memory of Gary Hardt when the action hits the arena at the Payson Event Center this week. Among those who remember him fondly is his son, Shawn, now a teacher and coach in Queen Creek.
Entertainment beyond the competition at Payson Event Center will include beauties in precision drills and the hilarity and high jinks of the PRCA 2012 Clown of the Year.
They were those little girls who loved horses. Some grew up on ranches where horses were part of their lives; others had to persuade their parents to help them pursue their passion with riding lessons and boarding arrangements.
A half-dozen beautiful young women will be in Payson this week focused on a contest for a crown — or two. The Miss Rodeo Arizona Pageant is in the Rim Country for the Gary Hardt Memorial Spring Rodeo.
Tickets available at: Rim Country Chamber of Commerce, all area Circle Ks, Bob’s Western Wear, Bill Armstrong Jewelry & Pawn in Star Valley, and the Payson Public Library ($2 off coupons can be found in the Payson Roundup)
An absolutely fine film; see it when you can
Four Saw Blades! See it! That may be my shortest movie review ever. This film is absolutely fine. “Quartet” is billed as a comedy, and thanks largely to Billy Connolly as Wilf, a cheerful, lecherous opera singer, it does have moments of laugh out loud humor.
Classic sweet treats like pound cake are delicious on their own – and with a few simple ingredients, they can be dressed up to make any day more special. These recipes highlight the classic, homemade taste of Sara Lee Pound Cake.
Registration for the Payson Public Library’s annual Summer Reading Program is just around the corner – it opens Monday, May 13 and 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.
Registration opened May 1 and will continue through the course of the program. This program is for children ages 6 to 12. Youngster can be registered for one or all seven weeks.
The family vacation has become an American ritual — one that has been around as long as I can remember. In this article we will discuss vacations that the entire family will enjoy regardless of age.
Chapter 19: Horton Creek and Indian Gardens
You would not expect to find a place in the Rim Country named after a politician — that is until you come upon Horton Creek. William B. Horton was one of the leaders in public education for Territorial Arizona, and as superintendent of public instruction from 1883 to 1897, he and his successor Robert Long, were instrumental in bringing the unorganized schools of the Territory into a unified system.
I have vitiligo, and it keeps spreading over my body. My father had it on his legs. I’m an older lady of brown complexion. This vitiligo is so embarrassing. I wear slacks every day, except to church. Do you know of any cover-ups for it?
Annual Wildlife Fair this Saturday at Green Valley Park
The 2012-2013 school year is quickly coming to a close, so it’s time to start making some summer plans. Visit the annual Wildlife Fair this Saturday at Green Valley Park for inspiration. Maybe some camping and fishing trips can be part of your personal summer program.
Rim Country artists invite the world into their lives
Once a year a select group of artists invite the world into their lives. These artists are the juried members of the annual Payson Art League ’Neath the Rim Open Studio Tour, presented this year from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 3, 4 and 5.
Some of us that travel are not satisfied with a stay-put vacation. Many want to rent a room at a hotel perhaps on a beach and sit, sun and relax for a week or two.