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Moderate Republicans kill voucher bill

Plan to allow some to use taxpayer money to attend private schools could be revived this week

A last-minute revolt by eight moderate Republicans blocked passage of a bill that would have diverted millions of dollars in taxpayer money to private schools by creating what amounts to a vastly expanded voucher program.

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Eggstravaganza draws a happy Rumsey Park crowd

The Payson Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department’s 16th Annual Eggstravaganza for children 12 and under attracted a lot of kids to Rumsey Park on Saturday, April 19.

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Big race looms

Payson council faces challengers

A real council election is shaping up in Payson this year.

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Brush fire blazes

Speed of fire was ‘significant’

Firefighters aren’t sure what started a brush fire next to Tiny’s Restaurant Monday afternoon, but know it was human-caused.

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Car show hits town

This year the Rim Country Classic Auto Club’s Car Show is celebrating the 50 Year Anniversary of the Mustang “Pony Car.”

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Community Almanac

A Cookbook Writing Workshop is set from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 26 at the Majestic Mountain Inn in Payson.

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Clubs and Organizations

The Mogollon Chapter 1235 of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees will hold its monthly no-host luncheon and meeting Wednesday, April 23.

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Payson’s constable gets award

The Arizona Constables Association has honored Constable Colt White of Payson as the 2013 Arizona Constable of the Year out of a field of 86 constables and deputy constables from around Arizona.

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Star Valley names new park for founder

The new Star Valley park was officially named for one of the young community’s founders at the April 15 meeting of the town council.

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Frightening climate research mounting

Some of the recent research on climate change published in scientific journals includes:

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College board boosts tuition

The addition of a new Gila Community College (GCC) board member in Globe tipped the scales against Larry Stephen­son’s stubborn fight to not boost tuition rates for the 2014-15 school year.

Community Almanac

The Payson Fire Department is implementing fire restrictions starting at 8 a.m., Friday, April 18 in the Town of Payson.