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Arizona braces for more flooding

State issues warnings for drivers as tropical storm approaches

Following last week’s record rainfall in the Phoenix metropolitan area which also dumped an inch of rain in Payson, the Arizona Department of Transportation is preparing for another tropical storm this week likely to cause flooding to several regions of the state.

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Outpouring of grief and support

Coming together for beloved librarian

Only in Payson would the community rally in less than 24 hours to mourn and honor a friend and teacher. But the students of Payson Unified School District did just that to honor Julia Randall Elementary School (JRE) Librarian Joanne Clawson after she passed away at her home on Sept. 11 after a five-year battle with breast cancer.

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Bizarre threat

Bomb threat escape attempt?

A man who briefly escaped from a Maricopa County Jail two years ago now has made strange bomb threats directed at the Gila County courthouses, say authorities.

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Added deluge due

Monday went from sunny and bright to gloomy and thunderous by the afternoon.

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Community Almanac

The next Payson Blood Drive is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 18 at Payson Regional Medical Center, 807 S. Ponderosa.

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Clubs and Organizations

The Rim Country Chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Society will host speaker Jane Kolber this Saturday.

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If ‘Farmers’ Almanac’ right, get ready for winter now

According to the “Old Farmers’ Almanac,” winter of 2014 will begin early and be a hard one.

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Register now for low-cost spay/neuter clinic

The Humane Society of Central Arizona is very pleased to provide a low-cost spay and neuter clinic.

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2,700-mile journey to raise money for wounded veterans comes through Payson

Day 96 and mile 2,241. That is how far veteran Marine sniper Justin Kuhel had come Friday when he walked through Payson on a cross-country journey to raise money and awareness for wounded veterans.

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‘Star-Spangled Banner’ birthday celebrated at PES

Students sing anthem and tell of its origin

Payson Elementary School (PES) participated in the 200th birthday of the National Anthem by singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” again and again.

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High school library hopes to upgrade 1986 book collection

Michele Davidson, the Payson High School (PHS) librarian, hopes the community will help the PHS library purchase new books through an online fundraising push from Sept. 15 to Oct. 10.

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Rim Country snakes listed as endangered

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service granted threatened species status recently to northern Mexican and narrow-headed garter snakes, saying the animals in Arizona and New Mexico could be in danger of extinction.

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Gila Community College offers Computerized Accounting with QuickBooks

Instructor Debra Speaks will be teaching BUS 205, Computerized Accounting with QuickBooks, beginning Sept. 10 at Gila Community College Payson Campus.

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The search for Grand Falls

A long ways from Leupp perched on the edge of Water Dropping Down

We missed it.