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Police roust rider and his saddle gets stolen

Payson got an unwelcome dose of national publicity this week when a veteran Marine making his way cross-country on a charity ride had his saddle stolen in the middle of the night from the Payson Event Center.

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Community Almanac

The annual Halloween benefit for the Gracie Lee Haught Children’s Memorial Fund is from 7 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Oct. 25 at the Journigan House, 202 W. Main St.

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Clubs and Organizations

Time Out Inc.’s annual Candlelight Walk to remember the victims of domestic violence is Wednesday, Oct. 29.

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Proof in the proverbial pocketbook

Rattlin' the Rim

During the opening days of school each year, geometry teachers stress to students that a “given” is a fact being provided to help solve a proof.

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Colors of the season dazzle Tonto Village

The Village

Tonto Village is turning all kinds of colors. Mother Nature and Jack Frost are responsible for all the gold, orange, red and brown hues on the trees and bushes.

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Somebody up there likes us

Your Turn

I just finished reading a book titled “The Fifteen Decisive Battles of The World From Marathon to Waterloo.” It was written in 1851 by Sir Edward Creasy, and is a classic, which is still read and quoted today.

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A sad final chapter to great career

DJ's Music Trivia

Just 10 days ago, singer Glen Campbell shared a music video “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” on YouTube, a track that the country music great previously revealed will be the final song he ever records as he battles Alzheimer’s disease.

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Saying goodbye to a really great guy

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek held a memorial for John Matus at the Creekside Restaurant last Friday afternoon.

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P-S Fire District honors local heroes

An overflow crowd of Pine and Strawberry residents packed the local fire station on Oct. 15 for a monthly fire board meeting in which a longtime fire captain hung up her turnout gear and three other firefighters were promoted.

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Residents question RV park plan

A man’s plan to develop a small RV park in a Payson neighborhood is raising concerns among some residents.

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Payson drops out of ACS rankings

Last week's loss to Snowflake knocked Payson out of the Arizona Comparison System Division 4 Prep Football Rankings. However, the Longhorns (5-3) remain No. 10 in the Division 4 Power Rankings that seed the 16-team state tournament entering Friday's game at Lakeside Blue Ridge (4-4).

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Tale of the somber pine and the giddy aspen ...

Fall flares across Rim Country in winter’s shadow

The leaves flittered down, trembling all the way to the golden ground. I shuttered away, in love with luminous yellow in an aspen grove on the slopes of an ancient volcano.

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Town lowers public records fee

The Town of Payson last week updated its public records policy, making it easier and cheaper for residents to get documents.

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Senate Independent challenged

Tea Party gives O’Halleran a hard time

Independent Arizona Senate candidate Tom O’Halleran staunchly defended his record as a pragmatic, problem-solving moderate in the face of often clamorous questioning before the Payson Tea Party.