Eagles Nest Art Gallery and Healing Center
Eagles Nest Art Gallery and Healing Center strives to create a cultural environment, while bringing about an awareness of good health in body, mind and spirit. The gallery offers revolving fine art exhibits, featuring Payson's finest artists, who use mediums ranging from oil, watercolors and acrylics to sculptures and ceramics.
Hal and Annelle Henson have been involved in creative and spiritual work for many years. Hal writes, creates ceramics and teaches Tai Chi Chih. Annelle teaches art and spiritual classes. She is a Reiki Master and is a licensed practitioner of healing touch. She is available for positive thinking lectures and workshops.
Stop by 216 W. Main Street to browse, chat or have a cup of tea. For more information, call 468-6021.
The Wild Brush Gallery
The Wild Brush Gallery features a variety of leading Arizona artists in one convenient location. Whether you're on vacation, a weekend visitor or a full-time resident of Rim country, you'll find an abundance of fine art and beautiful one-of-a-kind creations.
The gallery offers a variety of talents and techniques including original paintings and sculpture, locally designed jewelry, various styles of pottery and much more.
The Wild Brush Gallery is easy to find, located at the north end of Swiss Village across from the Inn of Payson, 814 N. Beeline Highway. Come by and meet owners Claudette and Jim Barker or call (520) 468-8696.
The Powell House
The Powell House in Payson provides a whole new level of licensed assisted living for older and disabled adults whose want to retain their independence while receiving the specialized services they need.
Located on Longhorn Road just west of Payson High School, Powell House boasts a beautiful home-like setting where residents enjoy independent living with the security of knowing that friendly, trained staff are there to help them with any need that might arise, 24 hours a day.
"I have a great staff that takes every resident in with a loving and helpful spirit, which really creates a great place to live," said Stephanie Ryder, program director.
Adding to the livability of Powell House are private studios and one-bedroom apartments with access for private telephones and cable television.
Homemade meals are served three times daily in the dining room, and housekeeping, laundry maintenance and 24-hour security services are provided. There's an in-house beauty salon, too, and residents can relax away their aches and pains in a whirlpool bath.
Powell House also offers medication, assistance with bathing, personal hygiene, dressing and eating, as well as additional personal care and assistance with managing problems created by confusion.
For more information or to schedule a visit, call Ryder at 474-6249.
Eric Jackson, founding member of the firm, opened its doors in Mesa in 1983. Since then, the firm has grown to 18 attorneys and is one of the largest in the East Valley offering a full range of legal services to meet the needs of individuals, families, businesses and corporations.
"We strive to be responsive and easily accessible to our clients and to provide them with professional, high-quality, cost-effective legal services," said Jackson.
In 1994, Jackson White opened its Payson office to make their services more convenient for residents of Rim country.
This year, the firm expanded its practice to include family law. See the Jackson White ad in the Living Section of the Progress Edition 2001 for a description of the legal services the firm provides.
The law office is at 708 E. Highway 260, Suite C1-E. For information, call 472-8878.
"We would be pleased to visit with you regarding your legal needs," Jackson said.
Phil White Ford
Located east of Payson on Highway 260, the Phil White Ford dealership handles new Ford cars and trucks, as well as used vehicles.
Phil White also has a complete parts and service department with five factory-trained technicians.
The goal of the Phil White Ford dealership is to treat every customer with respect and courtesy in order to foster long-term relationships and secure referrals.
Hoping to see a 20-percent increase in growth each year, Phil White Ford plans to broaden the company's vehicle and parts lines next year.
Phil White Ford, a place everyone can feel welcome, can be reached at 474-8888.
Bicycling is one of the best cardiovascular workouts available.
"I've been in the bicycling business for 10 years," Manzanita Cyclery's new owner Kelly Martin said. "I bought Manzanita Cyclery from John and Simmone Lake January 29, 2001. "Come in and see the new brands I've brought in, such as Giant, Specialized and Schwin," Martin said. "Some of my goals are to get Payson back on the map for racing mountain and BMX.
The shop carries a full line of bikes that are professionally assembled and carry factory warranties. They start at $199, with a full line of accessories.
A friendly atmosphere and highly trained, professionals that's the Shear Attitude difference.
Located in the Payson Village Shopping Center just west of Bashas', Shear Attitude has four qualified cosmetologists on staff. Maggie, M'Liss, Stacy and JulieDon collectively represent 78 years in the business, but are quick to remind you that, "We're not that old!"
They can handle all hair care needs, from highlights, lowlights, weaving and perms to whatever unique hair style is just right for you.
"Our Shear Attitude toward providing quality customer service will make you feel welcome every time," Maggie said.
Their nail technician, Michele, completes the team by helping clients grow their natural nails. A nail educator for OPI for nine years, Michele provides high-quality nail art and nail jewelry, as well as other nail enhancements. She also is a specialist in manicures and pedicures, and has been trained to meet the unique needs of diabetics.
If you have a friend or family member who's tough to buy for, how about treating them to a gift certificate from Shear Attitude? It would be a great way to say you care, and the recipient can use it toward any of the services Shear Attitude offers.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. For information, call 468-6466.
CHARTER AIR SERVICE
CAVU Aviation, based in Payson, offers a variety of ways to explore the Rim country. Scenic flights, ranging from 10 to 50 minutes, are a superb way to view the Mogollon Rim and surrounding countryside.
Spot the Dude Fire area, jeep and hiking trails, even your house.
For an adventure farther afield, fly to Sedona for lunch or enjoy an afternoon at the Grand Canyon, with time in the park to see the sights.
CAVU Aviation also offers an air charter service including a shuttle to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. No driving, waiting in traffic or parking your car.
Pilot Bob Oswald is a certificated flight instructor and can give you a sample of the wonderful world of piloting in a half-hour introductory lesson for only $35.
Gift certificates are available for all of CAVU's services and make a unique gift.
For more information, call CAVU Aviation at 468-8888.
Barbara's Boutique has been serving the fashion needs of women in Payson for the past five years.
Geared toward the local clientele, Barbara's Boutique offers quality, fashion-forward apparel that's appropriate for the Rim country's casual lifestyle. But just because it's labeled casual, doesn't mean the clothing lacks quality or style, boutique owner Barbara Bubnis said.
"I want my customers to not only look good, but feel good in the outfits that they purchase from my shop," she said.
In addition to a great selection of fashionable apparel, the boutique carries shoes, handbags, belts and a unique collection of fashion jewelry.
What's on the horizon for Barbara's Boutique in the way of progress?
"Perhaps a new location, the addition of new products and expanded shopping hours, said Bubnis. In the meantime, you'll still be able to shop for petite, missy or plus-size fashions, enjoy an ever-changing inventory of items and take advantage of periodic 'super sales.'
"Retailing in women's apparel is the most fun I've had in running a business," Bubnis said. "You meet a lot of great gals and there is a lot of satisfaction in being able to supply the right thing for so many people. Whoever said 'shopping can't make you happy,' is shopping at the wrong store."
Barbara's Boutique is in Mario's Borgata, 600 E. Highway 260, Suite 10. The boutique is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.
Michael and Trina Amon of Amon Builders, who have been serving the Payson area and northern Arizona for the past 11 years, want to thank the community for voting the company Best Builder in Payson for the sixth consecutive year.
With thanks and gratitude to our experienced management and field team, we continue to provide a wide variety of construction service for the Rim country, they said. Specializing in comprehensive building design and commercial and residential construction, Amon is an authorized builder for Star Building Systems, manufacturers of pre-engineered metal buildings. The firm offers competitive pricing while maintaining quality workmanship with state-of-the-art equipment and techniques.
The company has built retail shops, churches, senior care centers, restaurants, medical facilities, apartment complexes, warehouses and custom homes. Amon is currently building the Payson Public Library in Rumsey Park.
The firm recently moved into its newly built Eagle Springs Professional Plaza at 903 E. Highway 260, Suite 6. Spaces are still available for lease. Come by and see us at our new location.
Scott Anderson, DDS
As Payson's first full-time dentist, Scott Anderson is a fixture in the Rim country.
Dr. Anderson arrived in Payson in 1971 to fill a void that had long existed on the local medical scene. He brought with him a DDS degree from Case Western Reserve University and two years' dental experience in the United States Navy.
Since establishing his practice, Dr. Anderson has served hundreds of local patients and patients from as far away as California, Utah and Mexico.
In July 2000, Dr. Anderson's son, Eric, joined his practice. Eric was an honor student and award-winning athlete at Payson High School. He earned a B.S. degree from Arizona State University in 1997 and graduated from University of Pacific Dental School in June 2000.
Located at 712 N. Beeline Highway, Scott Anderson's office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Eric Anderson's hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Owners Bob and Lavetta Paul want to thank everyone for the continued success of Class Cleaners.
Established in 1986, the Pauls came out of retirement and took over Class Cleaners in June 1987.
The Pauls joined the International Fabricare Institute and learned about concerns for the environment. The couple is concerned about protecting the environment, so they invested in state-of-the-art dry cleaning equipment, and Lavetta became a certified environmental dry cleaner and a certified professional dry cleaner.
In 1994, Jack Cockrum, Jr. joined Class Cleaners and is now a professional dry cleaner and manager of Class Cleaners. Jack and his wife, Barbi, are always busy pressing, spotting and keeping things moving. At the front counter, you'll encounter the charming smile of Tammy Rivers. And last year, Sarah Whitehead came on board as the new laundry tech. Sarah has mastered the "shirt robot" which produces professionally laundered shirts.
"Thank you Payson for making the past year at Class Cleaners the best year yet," Bob and Lavetta said.
Class Cleaners, in the Payson Village Shopping Center across from Chapman Auto Center, is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. For information, call 474-3979.
Eastern Arizona College
Nestled in the pines on the northeast corner of Highway 260 and Mud Springs Road, Eastern Arizona College's 56-acre Payson campus offers an idyllic educational environment.
The community college includes four buildings with a total of 20,000 square feet, providing Payson with a variety of classes to enhance educational and personal growth.
EAC offers four transfer degrees, including liberal studies, general studies, elementary education and business. It offers three vocational degrees and six certificate programs, including office technology and bookkeeping.
The campus has a comprehensive science lab, a wellness center and six classrooms.
Its three-dimensional art lab is equipped with two kilns, potter's wheels, an extruder, and jewelry and stained-glass equipment.
Additionally, the school has an oil, pastel, watercolor and drawing art lab that enjoins the spacious courtyard for clean-air painting.
The Payson campus is a congenial community for learning with two computer labs and a learning resource center.
A campus lecture series is presented in the community room, which seats 120 people.
Students establish lasting relationships with faculty, staff and fellow students and the school's low student-to-faculty ratio provides students with personal attention that leads to true understanding and success.
New Life Church and Literary Foundation
New Life Church and Literary Foundation is a nonprofit educational organization founded in the 1970s by inner-development and self-help author and teacher Vernon Howard. Volunteer-run and nonsectarian, it is dedicated to sharing principles of authentic happiness and success as a human being.
Howard's teachings have enriched the lives of more than 8 million people worldwide. His books are used by doctors, psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, clergymen, educators and people from all walks of life.
Headquartered in Strawberry, the foundation conducts classes on a regular basis throughout Arizona and in California and Colorado.
For more information about books, tapes and classes, call 476-3224 or visit the New Life Web site at www.anewlife.org.
Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Rim Country Literacy Program
Rim Country Literacy Program, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that provides free one-on-one instruction in adult basic reading and writing, English as a Second Language, General Education Development (GED) preparation, and U.S. citizenship test preparation assistance. Rim Country Literacy, the only provider of these services in northern Gila County, has been operating as a community service since its incorporation in 1994. It is staffed by caring and concerned volunteers, including eight members of the board of directors, nine office employees and 27 tutors.
In 1998, the program served 18 people; in 1999, 48 people and in 2000, 72 people. More than 1,900 volunteer hours were reported in the year 2000.
Rim Country Literacy is located in the Manzanita Manor Courtyard Apartments. The office/resource center provides a private space for tutoring, two computers for GED preparation, space to house materials and supplies, and a desk for the volunteers who staff the office 4.5 days a week. The center is available to tutors and their students days and evenings, at their convenience.
The literacy program maintains a student-driven program, and is funded by donations and funding from the town.
Literacy volunteers are trying to arrange for a GED tester to visit Payson quarterly so students don't have to travel 70 miles or more for testing.
The literacy program needs funding to maintain its office site, volunteers, tutors, a newsletter editor and grant writer.
Since 1871 Edward Jones has maintained one focus: To help individuals build financial security and progress toward their investment goals. Chris Smith is the company's local investment representative, and established the Payson office in 1992.
Located in Mario's Borgata, Edward Jones provides predictable, long-term investment opportunities which include a broad mix of municipal, government and corporate bonds; mutual funds; common stocks; and tax-advantaged securities.
Whether you're just beginning to invest, or you already have a sizable portfolio, you can rely on Edward Jones to communicate with you in a thorough and appropriate manner.
Also, Edward Jones believes everyone's financial situation is unique. While many investors share common goals (like saving for children's college expenses or building a nest egg for retirement), they all have different situations to consider throughout their investing years.
For a personal consultation or free portfolio review, call Chris Smith at 474-6099.
Robyn Lorentz, advanced master florist manager at the family-owned Payson Florist, says treating customers as family with personal care is the flower shop's philosophy. That could be one of the reasons Payson Florist was voted Best of Payson from 1994 through 2001 and won the Top 500 Florist award from Teleflora.
Payson Florist has come to be know for personal attention to gift and gourmet baskets. The newly-remodeled shop has garden tables and ornaments, the newest designs in glassware, dolls, candles, and a standing weekly order of huge Equidorian roses.
As the only FTD florist in town, Payson Florist meets strict requirements by FTD with surprise inspections and testing of designers for quality and workmanship. In addition to having mandatory products available in the shop at all times.
The staff attends LA Mart for the newest gift and Dendaco collectibles, and personally guarantees your satisfaction.
Payson Florist is in the Swiss Village Shops on North Beeline Highway. For information, call 474-0710.
Yard Sale Shop and Rye Recycling
Head on down to Rye and check out the Yard Sale Shop. They have lots of stuff. Some even say it's a fun place to shop.
Fifty percent of the business is damaged groceries at great prices. The shop also carries tricks and jokes for kids, adult jokes and videos, discount greeting cards, replica cars and trucks, lots of tools, and sometimes has salvage merchandise and store-return clothing.
Summer store hours are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day. Recycling hours are from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. year-round, closed Sunday. Scrap metals bought by appointment only.
Payson Candle Factory
The Payson Candle Factory, at the south end of the Swiss Village shops, celebrated its 20th anniversary in 1999.
Owners Ron and Carol Reed opened their doors Memorial Day weekend in 1979 and have been burning the candles at both ends ever since.
Expanding five times, the candle shop has grown from 850 square feet to more than 5,000 square feet, with four buildings devoted to candles, Christmas decor, collectibles and fine gifts; and two buildings, visible from within the gift shop, devoted to candling, crafting, production and shipping.
Folks can stop by daily to watch the candles being crafted and ask questions.
The Payson Candle Factory produces delicately carved sculpture candles, a Southwest and Christmas line of novelty candles, potpourri wax chips, oils and supplies for candle crafters.
Featured year-round is one of the largest selections of collectibles in the Southwest, including displays of the Villages of Department 56 with animated skiers, skaters and more coming, including a train.
Payson Candle Factory has had the unique opportunity to grow and change with the community throughout the past 22 years. The diversity and quality of the candles and gifts featured in the shop continue to reflect the changing tastes of Payson residents, their guests and visitors to the Rim country.
Lowery's Window, Door and Glass
Lowery's Window, Door and Glass opened in February 1984.
"We have had the good fortune of owning and operating our business for the past 17 years in Payson and have had great success," Debbie Lowery said. "We never dreamed this business would grow as much as it has."
During the year 2000, Lowery's made a few changes, such as taking on the Milgard vinyl window product and bringing back the Andersen wood window and door product. The company still carries Jordan aluminum window and door products.
The company offers building materials such as doors, hardware, trim packages, shower doors and mirrors, and the firm specializes in custom doors, custom shower doors and mirrors.
On the commercial end, Lowery's offers a variety of store-front and store-front door applications. And, the company also offers a full line of auto glass.
"We have a wonderful group of employees who work very hard to maintain our high standard of doing business," Lowery said. "A business cannot focus enough on customer service."
Lowery's showroom is at 513 E. Granite Dells Road. Business hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or anytime by appointment.
Shepherds Glass has been serving Payson and surrounding areas for more than 13 years. The company provides residential, commercial and complete auto glass replacements, and is insurance authorized.
"We at Shepherds Glass believe the customer is No. 1 and we will do our best to make your glass replacements as painless as possible," Tom Titus.
Shepherds Glass, which is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and Saturdays by appointment, is located at 1004 S. Westerly Road at the south end of town. The phone number is 474-6361.
Seven years ago, Back-To-Basics became a Payson store.
"In those seven years, our cherished customers gave us ideas, advice and suggestions that in turn made this store one of the finest in its category," said Steven Cole, owner.
Back-To-Basics recently branched out and opened another store in Globe, and this summer, the Cole family will open Just-Makin Juice Payson's first juice bar in Rim Country Mall. The juice bar will be associated with the Payson Athletic Club.
Just-Makin Juice will serve vegetable and fruits drinks, smoothies in all categories, protein shakes and flavored iced-teas. The juice bar will carry nutritional snack bars and healthy treats, weight-lifting supplements, mixes and diet products.
"Back-To-Basics isn't our company," Cole said, "it's yours."
Mogollon Health Alliance
Mogollon Health Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting vibrant, healthy communities.
MHA achieves its mission by supporting:
Access to health care services for all community members;
Prevention activities and programs that reduce or eliminate future crises for individuals and families;
Volunteer service to the community and its service providers;
Family values which assume personal responsibility;
Community education programs;
Advocacy for all community members in need of health care.
Mogollon Health Alliance once owned and operated Payson Regional Medical Center. About three years ago, it leased the nonprofit hospital to Community Health Systems, a large, for-profit management firm. Community Health has enhanced the hospital and brought more physicians to the Rim country.
Mogollon Health Alliance was created by merging the former Payson Regional Medical Center Foundation, the former Hospital Operations Board, and the Payson Regional Medical Center Auxiliary.
Today, MHA operates the two hospital gift shops and the Almost New Shop on East Aero Drive. Dedicated volunteers oversee the shops and perform valuable patient services at the hospital. For more information, call 472-2588.
Simmons Crabdree and Associates
"The key to our success here at Simmons Crabdree and Associates Insurance Agency, Inc. is our gifted staff. Without the folks that work with Scott Crabdree and myself, we could not provide our customers with great service," said Byron Simmons, CIC, Simmons Crabdree and Associates. "Our goal in 2001 is to make it easier for our clients to do business with our agency. We want to give everyone we do business with value-added service," Simmons said.
"My goal is to handle your insurance needs professionally, yet with that personalized touch," said staff member Marie Seiben, CSR.
"I strive to make each of our customers welcome and to handle them with care and courtesy," said Pat Bray. Debbie Watson, CSR, added "I offer unique customer service. My goal is to make your insurance buying experience, easy, affordable and understandable for you."
"I will do the very best of my ability to serve our clients with friendly, expeditious professional service," said Tambra Armenta, CSR.
"Thanks!" added Scott Crabdree, CIC.
Simmons Crabdree and Associates is located at 104 W. Phoenix St., telephone 474-2265.
The Rock Yard, Inc.
The Rock Yard, Inc. is an Arizona distributor of several brands of manufactured stone veneers, as well as being a full-service rock, stone and masonry supply yard.
The company currently has two locations. The main store is located at 200 N. Tonto Street in the Payson Industrial Park, and its second store opened in October 2000 and is located at 1250 N. Penrod Road, off State Route 77 in Show Low.
The Rock Yard has grown with the ever-growing needs of the community. The inventory continues to grow, as the company provides customers with the finest materials and service possible. "Not only do we want you as a customer today, we also look forward to serving your needs during the months and years to come," said Steve Rogers, owner of The Rock Yard.
"We are proud to be a Payson-born, owned and operated business."
Arizona Respiratory and Medical Supply Services, Inc. is the only locally owned and operated home medical supply company in Payson and the surrounding area.
From Tonto Basin to Pine, Strawberry and Young, owner Robert Fanizza has been providing area residents top-quality respiratory service for over the past 18 years.
Rob and his staff provide a wide variety of home medical equipment and services including state-of-the-art oxygen concentrators and portable systems, SVN and CPAP machines.
Arizona Respiratory Services also offers a selection of mobility products such as seat lift recliners, scooters, manual and power wheelchairs, hospital beds, commodes and other bath aids, canes, crutches, walkers, and the very popular activity cart. Ostomy products, braces, and other health products can also be ordered. Quality brands include Tuffcare, Invacare, Pride, Holister, Convatec to name just a few.
Contact Arizona Respiratory and Medical Supply Services when you need medical supplies or your doctor prescribes home care equipment.
We're located at 313 E. Highway 260, in the Ponderosa Village next to Safeway. Call (520) 474-6684. We bill Medicare and secondary insurances, as well as Workman's Comp and other private insurance companies, for qualified expenses.
Family Allergy Clinic
Do you have allergies or asthma? Are you tired of partially effective medications with annoying side effects? Call about Family Allergy Clinic's no-shots allergy treatment program and eliminate allergy and asthma without inconvenience.
First, come in for easy, painless testing. Then, get serum suited to your allergy needs that can be administered at home as drops under the tongue. Return visits to the doctor are minimal. Results are rapid most patients experience symptom relief in about two months. The program is effective for all ages starting with young toddlers, and most insurances cover the treatment.
Dr. Stuart Agren has 25 years of medical experience. His effective allergy treatment methods have been featured on FOX, NBC and ABC news.
"Don't let another allergy season get the best of you. Call today," Agren said.
Family Allergy Clinic is located at 1106 N. Beeline Highway, telephone 1-877-2SNEEZE.
Dr. Steven Otto
A graduate of Northwestern University Medical School, Dr. Steven Otto is a board certified OB-GYN, specializing in women's health care. He has over 20 years of experience in this field.
The main emphasis of this practice is a caring approach where each patient is treated as an individual. Appointment schedules have been created to allow quick access.
Dr. Otto performs a wide variety of gynecological surgeries, including many forms of bladder incontinence procedures. He provides complete pregnancy care, including high-risk cases. His practice also includes hormonal management, menopausal care, PMS, and infertility services. In-office ultrasound and colposcopy are available.
The office is at 1106 N. Beeline Highway in Payson, and can be reached at 468-1474.
Payson Regional Medical Center
Payson Regional Medical Center, a JCAHO-accredited hospital, is constantly striving to provide expanded services to meet the needs of the surrounding community. "As needs change, so will our focus to provide the best care possible for the Rim country," said Missy Spencer, assistant chief executive officer of PRMC.
PRMC offers the latest in technology coupled with the expertise and integrity of a topnotch medical staff and a team of dedicated employees.
At PRMC, caring, compassion and excellence are the cornerstones of quality health care close to home.
Located at 807 S. Ponderosa, PRMC offers inpatient ICU-CCU, complete outpatient services, clinical laboratory services, diagnostic services including mammography, ultrasound, MRI and angiography, home health, surgical services, family birthing center, rehabilitation services and 24-hour emergency services.
Red Mountain Family Medicine
Red Mountain Family Medicine is proud to celebrate its fifth year serving the health care needs of the Rim country.
Red Mountain is owned and operated by Payson resident Dr. Suzanne Bentz, who also is on staff at Payson Regional Medical Center.
The office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Most major insurance plans are accepted. Same-day appointments are available.
The staff at Red Mountain Family Medicine takes pride in providing personal, friendly service in a comfortable, caring environment.
To schedule an appointment with Tammy Turney, nurse practitioner, Dr. Bentz or Marilyn Heron, Pa-C, call 472-9480.
Donald R. Steele, M.D.
Dr. Donald Steele says, "Like most medical students, I wavered between choosing a medical specialty or a surgical specialty. Upon completing my internship with the famous surgeon, Dr. Michael DeBakey, I was drafted into the U.S. Army as a battalion surgeon. That experience convinced me that I wanted a combination of medical sleuthing and surgery."
After three more years of dermatology training, Dr. Steele opened an office in Newport Beach, Calif., where he practiced for the next 24 years.
A little more than a year ago, Dr. Steele and is wife Julie moved to Payson to enjoy the mountains and clean air. Although trained in cosmetic procedures, Dr. Steele has chosen to confine his Payson practice to skin cancer and skin diseases.
"From my extensive experience in foreign countries, I developed a hobby of travel medicine consulting," Dr. Steele said.
Dr. Steele's office is located at 1106 N. Beeline Highway, telephone 474-8901. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Plant Fair Nursery
In March, Plant Fair Nursery in Star Valley opened a second nursery in Pine next to The Randall House restaurant.
Plant Fair plans to offer a full-service nursery with an excellent selection of flowers, garden plants, seeds and landscape plants in the Pine/Strawberry area.
Conserving water while maintaining healthy yards and gardens is a serious focus for the professionals of Plant Fair.
"We want to help people select plants that will grow with a minimum amount of water while beautifying their location," said Glenn McCombs, owner.
Over the past year, Plant Fair has expanded its giftware and garden accessory department. The nursery has continued to expand its gift line to include fountains and sculptures, along with unique pottery, topiaries, local crafts and hard-to-find items.
Plant Fair Nursery is located on Highway 260 at the west end of Star Valley. The nursery in Pine is located at 8821 North Highway 87.
Payson Paint and Supply
Payson Paint and Supply started in a small, unpretentious way in April 1991, nestled in the Tonto Plaza at 420 S. Beeline Highway between Big Bear Muffler and the Lemon Tree Hair Design.
Owners Eric and Vicky Woods have now served