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Economic views clash in Payson mayor’s race

Does Evans do too much – or not enough?

He hasn’t done enough. And he’s a micromanager. Sometimes, you just can’t win — especially during an election.

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Hellsgate death prompts launch of exercise program

In the wake of a Hellsgate fire lieutenant’s death during a routine pack test earlier this year, the department has instituted a mandatory physical training program.

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Arson suspect sought

A woman is recovering from facial surgery after her boyfriend allegedly assaulted her with a hammer Monday night.

Clubs and Organizations

The local Aglow International chapter of Christian women will be hosting their quarterly meeting on Saturday, Aug. 23 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Crossroads Church Fellowship Hall, 114 E. Cedar Lane in Payson.

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Don't miss low-cost vaccination clinic Aug. 23

The Humane Society of Central Arizona will be hosting a low-cost, CASH ONLY vaccination clinic Saturday, Aug. 23 from 8 a.m. to noon at the shelter, located at 605 W. Wilson Ct.

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Community Almanac

Missoula Children’s Theatre presents ‘Rapunzel’ in two performances at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22 and Saturday, Aug. 23 in the Payson High School Auditorium.

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Moment of truth

Alliance to decide next month on where to build university

The Rim Country Educational Alliance (SLE) board hopes to pick a site for a university at a scheduled Sept. 18 meeting, said board chairman Steve Drury.

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Struggling with election choices

Vetting each candidate and sharing insider information on the propositions, the Payson Tea Party met to review the ballot once more before casting their vote in Tuesday’s elections.

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Shelby students cast in ‘Rapunzel’ performance

The Village

Our vegetable garden and herb garden love the recent rains! We have had some produce ripen this past week, zuchinni and a few tomatoes and squash.

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Happy primary election will be over Tuesday

DJ's Music Trivia

At last, another election Tuesday is just about here. And, thank goodness, just about to be done and over with.

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Buffs to celebrate academic triumph

Rattlin' the Rim

Pine Strawberry School students and teachers will gather at 8:15 a.m. Aug. 29 during the school’s first flag ceremony of the year to celebrate the improvement on the new state accountability system to a B grade from last year’s C.

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Devil fans accent forest green with maroon and gold

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek has enjoyed some of the monsoonal rains the last couple of weeks.

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It’s amazing how chance events affect our lives. The last word.

Your Turn

I didn’t write this column. It wrote itself in my head at 6:30 p.m. on 26 May 2014 as I took a shower after finishing the second part of what was to have been a two-part series on good luck, and is now a three-part series.

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Blue Ridge Reservoir and FR751 closed starting Friday

Clints Well, Ariz. – Starting tomorrow (Friday, August 22), the entire C.C. Cragin (Blue Ridge) Reservoir as well as Forest Road 751 will be closed. Rock Crossing Campground nearby will remain open for the season.