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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.

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Fox Farm rezoning confusion

Payson Mayor Kenny Evans says it was all a mix up — lawyers making a muddled mess out of plans to rezone the Fox Farm/Rim Ranch.

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GCC solar: Maybe it’s a good thing it’s not up yet

At its meeting on Oct. 16, the Gila Community College board heard a familiar promise about its supposedly glittering solar future: “SunRenu promises construction will begin in 30 days,” said John Zilisch, GCC board member.

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Payson band wows judges

The Pride of Payson Marching Band scored the most points it has ever received in competition this year and took home three caption awards during the Northern Arizona University Band Day Saturday.

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Lack of seat belt proves fatal

The Department of Public Safety is investigating a vehicle rollover Friday that killed a teen.

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Community Almanac

Sawmill Theatres will offer $3 admission to a special 10 a.m. showing, Saturday Oct. 25 for the movie “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.” All proceeds benefit the Payson High School baseball team.

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Community help sought to support humane society's mission

As members of the Humane Society of Central Arizona board of directors and staff, we are often asked how we can be actively involved in an organization that confronts the sad reality of animals who have been abandoned, mistreated, lost their human through no fault of their own, and often face the possibility of being euthanized.

Our firefighters do more than put out flames

October is Fire Prevention Month and the week of Oct. 6-12 was Fire Safety Week — a time for awareness of the danger from uncontrolled fires.

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Win Cash in the Payson Roundup's Pigskin Payoff Football Contest!

Circle one winner for each of the games listed in the Payson Roundup Pigskin Payoff Entry Form. In the tie-breaker space, write your prediction for the final score of that game. Fill in your name and phone number at the bottom, cut out this page and deposit your entry in the contest box at the Payson Roundup office, 708 N. Beeline Highway, by 5 p.m. Friday.

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Losing weight could save you from cancer

The Healthy Foodie

“What flax oil tastes the best?” asked the befuddled customer in the health care store, in the aisle where rumor, strange fads and good intention run head-on into overwhelming choices.

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The Cancer Closet at Senior Circle

The Cancer Closet at Senior Circle has been helping people in Payson and the surrounding area for a number of years. In addition to educational literature, the Cancer Closet at Senior Circle provides wigs, scarves and caps for women undergoing cancer treatment.

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New mammogram screening guidelines

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is recommending sweeping changes in its breast cancer screening guidelines.

Time for a change

In the years that representatives Brenda Barton and Bob Thorpe have been at the Arizona Legislature, they have never championed the issues that are so important to the people of Rim Country ...

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No death sentence

Breast cancer battle rages on

“Most pick out the coffin once they hear their diagnosis,” said Ilona Swenson. “I want them to know it is not a death sentence. There is life after breast cancer.”

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Digital mammography

Breast cancer does not discriminate. It doesn’t care how old you are, where you live, what color of skin you have or how much money you have in the bank.

Breast-feeding and medications

Ask the Pharmacist

Taking medications while breast-feeding may affect your breast milk and ultimately affect your child. Although many drugs are safe to use when you are breast-feeding, most will get into your milk to some degree and may even impact your milk supply.

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Police Taser gun-wielding man

The Payson Police say they arrested an extremely intoxicated Chandler man Saturday afternoon after he fired his gun.

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Senior Circle Calendar of Events: Week of Oct. 20

Senior Circle is located at 215 N. Beeline Hwy., Payson, (928) 472-9290. Hours of operation: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to noon, Friday.

Bucks, Does swing it at PGC

Mary Smith Rutter and Dave Rutter teamed up to shoot a net 63 and win the Married Couples Flight in the annual Buck and Doe Tournament hosted by the Payson Men’s Golf Association at Payson Golf Course on Wednesday. Sharon and Gary Vapon finished second with 65 and Debbie and Steve Vincent also shot 65 to place third.

Breast cancer battle continues

The battle continues.

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