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PHS volleyball pushed out of state tourney

Despite winning its final three games and finishing at No. 16 in the power rankings, Payson’s volleyball team just missed qualifying for the 16-team Division 3 state tournament because of a rule awarding automatic berths to the five section champions.

Apparently, the sky isn’t falling after all

The 19th century story Chicken Little is about a chicken, who after being hit by either a falling leaf or an acorn, sounds the alarm that “the sky is falling.”

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Spikers win home finale to keep state dream alive

Senior night spotlight on Cori Barnett

Cori Barnett wiped away tears as she prepared to play the final game of her volleyball career at Wilson Dome on Tuesday night.

Change or the same?

We have been ill-served by the legislators we send down to Phoenix from Northern Gila County.

Distasteful, nauseating, vomitous message

Thank goodness this year’s election is just around the corner and the profusion of more-negative-than-ever campaign advertising will come to an end.

Override imperative

There are a number of powerful arguments supporting the school override. I would like to suggest one additional argument that hasn’t been considered.

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Daniels wins rodeo race

The Rim Country boasted several students performing well in Arizona High School Rodeo Association events at the state fair on Oct. 23 and in Wickenburg on Oct. 24-25, and an Arizona Junior High Rodeo Association event in Wickenburg Oct. 24-25.

Vote for Younker

Deciding on who to vote for in the school board election is actually very simple.

Grateful Riff-Raffs

The Riff-Raff Club of Pine/Strawberry would like to thank all the businesses, community and club members for donations of prizes and helping make our annual Rifle Raffle a success.

Blue Ridge rolls over Horns

LAKESIDE – Nathan Miles ran for 178 yards and three touchdowns and Tristen Johnson rushed for 118 yards and two scores as Lakeside Blue Ridge beat visiting Payson 41-17 in football on Oct. 24.

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Payson gets a cut

Voter approval of excise tax would provide $800,000 annually for roads

For the first time in its 20-year history, the Town of Payson may receive a chunk of the half-cent transportation excise tax if voters agree to extend it.

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No. 2 Longhorns eye deep state tournament run

Boys host soccer playoff game at 2 p.m. Saturday

An 8-1 loss in the much-anticipated rematch with mighty Chino Valley last Thursday wasn’t exactly how the Longhorns hoped to end the boys soccer regular season, but that’s just the way it went and now Payson looks to build on a strong campaign in the Division 4 state tournament.

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Board to save taxpayers money

The Payson Unified School District Board moved to agree to the sale and refunding of capital improvement bonds.

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Horns’ playoff hopes on line against Show Low

More Than A Game

No one said this was going to be easy.

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Fall’s final flare

Tips for fall color treks

The fall months with the last days of Indian summer offer the hiker and other outdoor enthusiasts perfect weather conditions to view the changing colors of the leaves before the winter snows arrive.

Elk killed for horns, left to rot

There was a beautiful bull elk and a herd of cows and their young that wandered the area between Northwoods and Houston Mesa Road. This was a sight may people enjoyed.

Beware of scams, banks

People of Payson beware of fraudulent money orders. I was presented with a United States Postal Service money order.

Candidate supports schools

I recently attended a Tea Party meeting and was quite surprised that I was in complete agreement with much of what I heard.

Campaign marketing – distortion or fact?

Hi, I’m Tom O’Halleran, a candidate for Arizona Senate, Legislative District 6. Wait, wait. I’m not THAT Tom O’Halleran.

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Library lands $5,000 Suns’ grant

Rattlin' the Rim

Phoenix Suns announcer Al Mc Coy is well known for his catch phrases that include “Zing go the strings” and “Swish-a-roo for two” when Phoenix scores.