Friday, August 31
It seems that Gordon Metcalf's "positive" thinking approach, so often written about, dwells on other people's "negative" thinking about matters that they consider important to a majority of Payson's citizens.
Thursday, August 30
Longhorns take on St. Johns tonight
With a third head coach in three seasons at the helm of the Longhorn football program, players, fans and assistant coaches might be hoping for a little more gridiron stability on campus.
Aug. 27, I believe it was four young boys from a van, asked me if I needed help.
With Payson schools back in session, students in the Accelerated Reader Program will have access to many additional titles of books that qualify for the program, thanks to a $7,000 donation from the Library Friends of Payson.
One of the most popular and least expensive ways Arizona desert dwellers have of escaping the searing summer heat is a visit to the Rim country.
Amy von Somogyi believes the ducks and geese that hang out at Green Valley Park are in peril, and she wants to do something about it.
Despite serious concerns about the status of the Main Street extension project, the Planning and Zoning Commission approved conditional use permits for two medical office buildings Monday.
Kathy Marie Tyler and David Richard Stelten, both of Mesa, announce their engagement.
John N. Ledig, 53 of Payson, died Aug 19, 2001. He was born Nov. 19, 1947, in New York, N.Y.
This is an open letter of thanks to the Payson Police Department and especially to Sgt. Tom Tieman and dispatcher Julieanne Reeves.
I find the politics in this county disgusting. Not only am I not a fan of Robert Hardcastle, who owns Pine Water company and Brooke Utilities, but I find it insulting to the intelligence of the citizens of Pine-Strawberry that this developer named Loren Peterson thinks we believe he is doing us any favors.
We wish to thank Mayor Ray Schum and the town council for proclaiming the week of Sept. 17 to 23 Constitution week in Payson during the council meeting Aug. 23.
Jean Harris, 87, of Payson, recently united with five generations of her family at a gathering at Manzanita Manor.
Jim Young has been selling real estate in Payson a total of about 3,000 homes, at last estimated count since 1981.
Q: I've been told that Salt River Project owns the water that falls on my property, and I'm not allowed to collect or store it. Is that true?
As the Rim country squares off over water, a giant shadow hovers over a 13,000-square-mile area of rural Arizona known as the SRP watershed.
When Salt River Project protested Payson's application to drill exploratory wells in the Mayfield Canyon area of the Tonto National Forest, some residents wondered why it was any of their business.
We would like to thank the following businesses for all their support and their very generous donations: Kalil, Young and Burton, Country Living, Wal-Mart, Sparklet Water, Payson Marketplace and Swiss Village Bakery.
Although a 16-year-old Payson boy lost a round of Russian roulette early Tuesday morning, he's still one lucky teenager having suffered a mouth wound characterized as "not much" by his father.
Softball teams from around the state will flock to the Rim country this weekend to participate in the 2001 edition of the Payson Labor Day Classic Slow-Pitch Tournament.
If Chris Schwind were to retire from coaching today, she would do so undefeated. That's because the first-year Lady Longhorn varsity volleyball coach's team won its first game of the new season Tuesday evening in Higley.
In answer to Gordon Metcalf, I have written an "Ode to the City of Payson".
Proceeds from Pioneer Title Agency's Fifth Annual Benefit Golf tournament have not been tabulated, but event organizers expect a handsome sum to soon be delivered to the Payson Area Habitat for Humanity.
Monday, August 27
Dee Strickland Johnson, aka "Buckshot Dot," may have been named "Female Cowboy Poet of the Year" by the national Academy of Western Artists in 1997.
George Lewis Sutherland, 89, of Payson, died Aug 24, 2001 in Payson. He was born May 19, 1912, in Knoxville, Iowa.
The Rim Country Middle School website www.rimcountrymiddleschool.com has been upgraded so students can now access about 4,600 accelerated reading books.
Congratulations and kudos to McIntyre's Mogollon Grille and the town visionaries who created Green Valley Park for being named finalists in the 2001 Main Street Awards competition.
A rebuttal please to Gordon Metcalf's letter (Aug. 22 Roundup) regarding my comments about the Green Valley Park/Main Street project.
This is a response to the invitation of Jerry and Pat Parker (July 27, Roundup) who are opening their garage so people can sign a petition to recall Senator John McCain.saying, without giving any evidence, that he has failed to honor his oath of office to protect and defend the people, and to support and uphold our constitution. Even in the United States, a person is presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. You're blackening the name and character of a man who has honorably spent his life in the service of his country is most reprehensible. You have the right to circulate a petition, but please do not insult him or the people who happen to think he is a great guy. Ed Guerber Payson
This is regarding the safety in the community involving the incident with an elderly customer being harassed in a local fast-food restaurant. We at McDonald's accept responsibility for this unfortunate incident.
John N. Ledig, 53 of Payson, died Aug 19, 2001. He was born Nov. 19, 1947, in New York, N.Y.
Q: In "What's Up" a couple of weeks ago, you talked about the problem of standing water in the playground area at Rumsey Park. Then I heard (Payson Town Manager Rich) Underkofler say on the radio that they're working on it. I walk there every day, and they're not. There are cattails growing out of that sunken area by the restrooms.
Recently, the Roundup received a number of letters, phone calls and e-mails about an incident that took place at a local fast food restaurant, involving a 71-year-old man who according to reports was terribly mistreated by four young people.
Rim country motorists can expect substantial delays on Highway 87 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. through Thursday.
The Pine Water Company has filed a lawsuit against Gila County, its Board of Supervisors and other county officials over the supervisors' approval of a new water improvement district in Pine and the developer who said he had no choice but to develop the district is firing back.
A 66-year-old Payson man tumbled 200 feet down a steep slope at Chevelon Canyon Friday evening miraculously suffering only several bone fractures, a sprained ankle, and a number of scrapes and bruises.
John Pauley staked claim to the club champion title by finishing first in the A flight division of the Payson Men's Golf Association championship tournament played Aug. 22 at Payson Golf Course. Pauley edged A flight runner-up Greg Williams for the title.
Coach predicts good things for boys team
Longhorn cross country coach Chuck Hardt is emphatic the 2001 edition of his team will be an improvement over last year's version.
Roy and Betty Carter celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Aug. 23.
Robert Leroy Seim, 71, of Globe, died Aug. 25, 2001, in Globe. He was born Jan. 15, 1930 in Aneta, N.D.
Juanita Spurlock Harding Black, 80, of Whispering Pines, died July 13, 2001 in Phoenix. She was born April 9, 1921.
The Rim Country Western Heritage Festival and Art in the Park two events that run concurrently this weekend in and around Green Valley Park have grown in both scope and diversity.
I am prompted by the blowing of two crosswinds to relay a little history. The wind from the north has raised much dust over the Green Valley Redevelopment and Main Street projects.
Substitute teachers help continue students' education
While teachers and administrators are working hard to bring education into the 21st century, some things will never change.
With five of the top six runners returning from last year's state runner-up team, the Lady Longhorns could now sport the firepower to win Payson High's first cross country championship.
Our neighbors to the East in the White Mountain community of Show Low saw their football season get off to an early and rousing start Friday night in Chandler.
The dream of exploring the undersea world is becoming a reality for more Rim country residents, thanks to a man sometimes called "Scuba Tom."
Saturday, August 25
Poetry for the common man
Next weekend, the second annual Rim Country Western Heritage Festival unfolds at the Rim Country Museum and Green Valley Park.
Buckshot Dot and Barb Wire sing tales of the Old West
Under normal circumstances, you could safely bet your great-grandpappy's cattle ranch that you're not going to find any classically-trained musicians on stage at next weekend's Second Annual Rim Country Western Heritage Festival, which will unfold Friday through Sunday in and around Green Valley Park.
Thursday, August 23
Tres Plante and Danielle Jewell of Payson were married Aug. 18, 2001, in Pine.
The NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition allows boys and girls ages 8-15 to show their football skills in punting, passing and place-kicking.
At 36 minutes, Thursday night's meeting of the Payson Town Council will go down as one of the shortest in history, according to several meeting veterans in the audience.
In Hollywood movies set on school campuses, there is always the scene where the new principal arrives on the first day of school only to discover that the students are more suited to military boot camp than the halls of higher learning.
After a year of seasoning on the freshman volleyball level, Chris Schwind is set to take over the Lady Longhorn varsity squad.
The Blue Ridge Yellow Jackets have been tapped the No. 1 ranked Class 3A football in a state poll, compiled by the website White Mountain Football News.
Mark Twain said, "Liquor is for drinkin', water is for fightin'."
How old is rodeo?
Ella Claudia Poarch, 101, died Aug. 22, 2001 in Payson.
Margaret Rekos, 89, of Payson, died Aug. 18, 2001.
Brandy was at the end of her dog days as a professional racer, facing a forced retirement and an uncertain future.
Starting next Saturday at 12:01 a.m. just in time for Labor Day weekend Arizonans who drink and drive will find their margin of error significantly reduced. That's when the new law goes into effect, lowering the DUI limit from .10 to .08 blood alcohol concentration.
With the selection of three alternative plans including one designed by Payson Mayor Ray Schum Gila County has moved a step closer to reapportioning its electoral districts based on the 2000 census.
Searching for clues was the order of last week's Citizens Police Academy.
If student body officers at Payson High School have their way, some of the highlights of the new school year will be greater school spirit and more extracurricular participation.
Once upon a time, oxygen was merely a primary necessity for life. But now, in Payson, it's also big business.
Q: Just prior to rodeo weekend, I noticed a dramatic increase in the number of bald police officers roaming around town. Was this some sort of hazing ritual, or is there some other reason for the sudden chrome dome syndrome?
To the residents of Verde Valley, Pine-Strawberry and Payson communities: The Forest Service wants to extend its appreciation for the patience and understanding you exhibited during the month that the Pine Fire was burning.
There is much theorizing and questioning among both professional and lay people regarding the basis for the sometimes antisocial and violent behavior of our nation's youth.
A dear friend of ours was assaulted recently at (a local fast-food restaurant).
No wonder Gary Condit's lawyers kept their client from doing television interviews for so long.
William Stephen Hoeg, 83, of Payson, died Aug. 20, 2001 in Payson.
Larry and Carol Yule were married in Phoenix, Sept. 1, 1951.
Robert and Mary McCormick of Pine are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Julia Marie McCormick, to Christopher Purtee.
In an 18-hole playoff held Monday at Payson Golf Course, Mary Jones edged Laura Meyocks for the Payson Women's Golf Association President's Cup championship.
Monday, August 20
The 117th World's Oldest Continuous Rodeo may be over, but the verbal boxing match regarding the event's actual year of birth is as heated as ever.
Payson residents featured in MDA commercial
As soon as you meet him, it becomes apparent that Jonathan Coleman is no average youngster.
When Shirley Armstrong hums a few bars of "Happy Trails To You," it's more than just a song.
Ruth R. Stafford, 93, of Payson, died Aug. 17, 2001.
The first thing Barbara Ganz expressed when introduced as the new Assistant Dean at the Eastern Arizona College-Payson faculty meeting last week is a fervent belief in the community college system.
Q: Why does a big fire truck go to emergency calls when no fire is reported. Shouldn't the emergency squad in an ambulance be able to take care of the situation?
Thursday, Aug. 16, between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., someone parked at the stop sign on Rancho Road and Beeline Highway, took approximately 10 to 15 minutes and stole two church signs from that corner.
To the letter writer David Engleman, I would request that if you are going to quote me, please do it correctly.
If disputing a lie causes hard feelings, excuse me. Yes, the 1931 rodeo program was published and printed by Carl Paulsen in Gila County, Arizona. For those apparently unfamiliar with Arizona geography, Payson is located in Gila County.
This letter is in regard to the prescribed burn of the Gibson Creek/Lower Round Valley area in the Tonto National Forest.
I firmly believe the Town of Payson should not have the right to disrupt traffic on a state highway for the rodeo parade, or any parade for that matter.
Payson's 117th annual August Doin's rodeo was filled with excitement and will no doubt be remembered as a great success. The fans who attended were not disappointed.
There are plenty of volunteers who have stepped forward to pick up the phones and launch the Payson Police Department's new PATH program.
The Mogollon Grille and Green Valley Park are among 35 projects in 13 Arizona communities selected as finalists in the 2001 Main Street Awards competition.
It'll take an 18-hole playoff to decide who'll carry the banner as the Payson Women's Golf Association President's Cup champion.
Athletes at Payson High School can breathe sighs of relief knowing preseason practices are about over and the start of the fall sports campaign is just around the corner.
The team doesn't yet have a name, but the players might want to consider "Over-the-Hill Grandmas" as their calling card.
The hills were alive with the sounds of rapid Sun Devil football fans.
The hopes of Arizona Cardinals fans around the state received a huge boost Saturday evening after the team's 16-13 overtime win over the Seattle Seahawks.
While cowboys and cowgirls rode off into the sunset Sunday evening, the 117th edition of the World's Oldest Continuous Rodeo entered local history books as a success.
Science or the lack of it is becoming a major arguing point in determining the merits of the Town of Payson's application to drill 21 exploratory wells near Mayfield Canyon north of Star Valley.
Saturday, August 18
Brad Bailey is 'All Shook Up'
Make no mistake. Payson's Brad Bailey is NOT an Elvis "impersonator." He is an Elvis "performer."
If you hum a few bars, they can fake it
We have these two guys here at the Roundup/Rim Review who will forever remain unnamed. But here are a couple clues.
Thursday, August 16
Frank Lee died Aug. 8, 2001.
A group of volunteers are helping town officials devise a new plan for the future a process that began at a recent meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission.
Mary Lou Lopez-Miller admonishes us for working to recall Sen. John McCain (Opinions, Aug. 3 Roundup). Her reasoning would be valid if it were accurate.
How many drinks can a person under 21 safely have before driving? In Arizona, the answer is now "none."
I couldn't help but read with astonishment the "Street Talk" column in the Aug. 10 edition of the Payson Roundup.
In their recent visit to Flagstaff, Interior Secretary Gale Norton and Senator Jon Kyl seemed to buy the snake oil sold by NAU School of Forestry professor Wallace Covington.
Letter-writer Gordon Metcalf's remark that "progressive town council majority was voted into office by supporters of the town of Payson" (Aug. 14 Roundup) is not really correct.
This is Payson's big show. August Doin's. The World's Oldest Continuous Rodeo.
Donald Eugene Lubken, 47, of Payson, died Aug. 9, 2001 at Manzanita Manor in Payson.
Daisy Marie Moncrief, 87, of Payson, died Aug. 16, 2001 in Payson.
It's a mystery as old as the 117th World's Oldest Continuous Rodeo itself.
List of ways to keep busy while you wait for that next web page to load:
Q: We didn't used to have to pay for parking at the rodeo, but now it's $3. Who gets the money from that? And will there be a second entrance/exit at the rodeo grounds this year to ease the traffic snarls?
The APS Power Play Tour 2001 is coming to Payson Sunday afternoon.
Hole-in-one prize is a Ford Explorer
Registration for the 5th Annual Pioneer Title Golf Tournament to benefit the Payson Area Habitat for Humanity has climbed to 108 players.
Tim Grier, the Town of Payson's new deputy attorney, has a unique way of proving he's a Rim country old-timer.
The coming of fall in the Rim country signals the onset of fast and furious softball action.
Like their older athletic counterparts at Payson High, the Rim Country Middle School Mavericks are gearing up for fall sports action.
With the growing number of coaches who have thrown in the towel, it appears life as a head coach at Payson High School can be a test of futility.
Lycurgus "Jack" Templeton, 77, of Phoenix, died Aug. 12, 2001.
Madeline M. "Madge" Hammon, 89, of Phoenix, died July 27, 2001.
Monday, August 13
The east valley football scene has a decidedly Payson look to it.
It was refreshing to see the United States Forest Service representatives listen to the issues on the subject of water pumping in Diamond Point/Star Valley with an attitude that seemed to indicate a fair and searching, in-depth analysis before they make a decision.
At Thursday afternoon's practice of the Longhorn boys soccer team, coach Roger Wholly loudly mouthed some well worn words of wisdom to his charges.
All summer at car shows, festivals and wherever he was welcome local Ducks Unlimited Chairperson Bruce Wilson has been hawking benefit raffle tickets while espousing the virtues of the organization he heads.
Victor Hood Cridebring, 79, of Payson, died Aug. 13, 2001 in Payson.
Rosalye May Gilbert, 76, of Payson, died Aug. 12, 2001 in Payson.
Access to Payson High School football field should be much more fan friendly this season.
In a strongly worded letter to District Ranger Ed Armenta, Salt River Project has told the Payson Ranger District that Payson's application to drill 21 exploratory wells near Mayfield Canyon should be denied.
A draft congressional redistricting map released by the Independent Redistricting Commission Saturday would give Payson and the Rim country new political clout.
The Payson Ranger District is proposing to implement prescribed burning on 40 to 60 percent of a 4,425-acre area in the vicinity of Gibson Creek and the Upper and Lower Round Valley subdivisions.
The Goodnet Internet service provider is back up and running, at least temporarily.
Roy George Haught has been granted work release. The Star Valley businessman who 14 days ago began serving a one-year sentence in the Payson jail for his involvement in the 1997 death of Strawberry mechanic James Cooper was given his first release within a few days of his incarceration, Jim Rich, the interim jail commander for Gila County jails, said.
Celebrate harvest time in the Rim country at the Rim Country Hospice Foundation's annual dinner, auction and dance, Sept. 29 at 511 South Mud Springs Road.
Husband, wife paint, teach, sing their way across America
Some people grow up wanting to be artists. Others grow up wanting to be entertainers. Still others just want to spend their lives traveling. Connie Morse and her husband, Dave Sime, grew up wanting to do all three. A conflict? Not at all.
Fourteen years ago, Bernadette Koren had just graduated from police academy. She was two days into her new job as a police officer with the Arizona Department of Public Safety in Winslow. She was out by herself, making the ninth traffic stop of her career.
Shortly after my wife gave birth to our baby girl, a friend of the family came to the house for a visit. She was holding our new baby, rocking her back and forth, and looking into the child's beautiful eyes. Without warning, the woman was overcome with sadness and began to sob. She hastily handed the baby back to my wife and ran from the room.
An open letter to Mr. Edward D. Armenta, District Ranger.
In the Mail Call letter, "Town's positive thinking' may be terribly misguided" (Aug. 3 Roundup), Otis Trimble had difficulty finding a positive thought, which is normal for negative thinking people.
Q: Do staples in magazines interfere with the recycling process?
Rhett William McLaws was born Aug. 2, 2001, at Payson Regional Medical Center.
The prospect of moving from the Valley to a small town meant just one thing to Rim Country Middle School seventh-grader Greg Lords no diving program.
Chester Robert Caraker, 95, of Payson, died Aug. 9, 2001.
David Franklin Smith, 79, of Payson, died, Aug. 9, 2001 in Mesa.
Thursday, August 9
Prudential Real Estate again presented Ed and Linda Atchison of Prudential Arrowhead as "2000 Chairman's Circle Winners."
The long-awaited Goodwill Industries' thrift store outlet that was first set to thrill local bargain hunters in January finally unlocked its gates one week ago, and will be celebrating its official grand opening today (Friday).
Q: What's up with the Beeline work? What are they doing? How long will it take? What interruptions can we expect? And, most important, why now at the peak of the tourist season?
If you've driven by Payson High School recently, you've probably noticed that the bleachers on the north side of the football field were relocated this week to the south side.
We would like to thank the following businesses for their generous donations to the Payson soccer club and the Payson Longhorn soccer camp that was held July 23 through 26: The Payson Kiwanis Club, Rob and Kelly Fanizza of Payson Respiratory Services, Rob and Jo Sanders of Beeline Chiropractic, Doug and Joy Bracken, Larry Abbott Jr. of Casa Grande Appraisal and Penny Navis-Schmidt, CISW.
I would like to take this opportunity to express my complete disappointment with Mary Lou Lopez-Miller's response to the McCain Recall Petition.
Nothing stirs people up in the West like water. If we needed to be reminded of that, the brouhaha over the town's proposal to drill 21 exploratory wells in the vicinity of Mayfield Canyon north of Star Valley has certainly done the job.
The Town Council passed an amended resolution in support of water exploration in Mayfield Canyon designed to reassure residents of Star Valley and Diamond Point Shadows that their wells will not be adversely affected.
Delays are expected next week in the Preacher Canyon area of Highway 260 as traffic is switched from the existing highway to the newly constructed eastbound alignment.
If you've ever wanted your very own boxcar, this is your chance and you can't beat the price.
Some 400 attendees listened for the most part, politely as U.S. Forest Service and Town of Payson officials provided background information Wednesday night on the town's controversial proposal to drill 21 exploratory wells in the Mayfield Canyon area of the Tonto National Forest.
A Payson man fell 12 feet from the balcony of a home onto a concrete pad Wednesday evening, suffering possible head and internal injuries.
Two accidents on the Beeline Highway occurred within a few hours and miles of each other Thursday one involving a Chevy Suburban pulling a 30-foot travel trailer, the other a motorcycle. Three people involved in the accidents were sent to hospitals.
I understand that the Town of Payson's ad hoc committee on capital expenditure priorities outdid all national expectations, and voted (on various divided votes) to recommend some $5.5 million to be spent on street, and other improvement.
Joe T. Sims, 83, of Payson, died Aug. 4, 2001, in LaVerne, Calif. He was born Dec. 3, 1917, in Cape Fair, Mo.
Sun Devils' disciples from around the state are rejoicing at the beginning of the Arizona State University football preseason practices at Camp Tontozona.
Louis and Karen Crabtree of Payson and Solie Loucks of Chandler are proud to announce the marriage of their children, Aaron Crabtree and Chanda Loucks
Without the torrential downpours that dampened some previous Monsoon runs, this year's edition of the annual 5K event turned into a tame endeavor for more than 60 entrants.
A low contingent of Rim country athletes wasn't enough of an obstacle to thwart the efforts of the Payson Pikes swim team at the Verde Valley Invitational.
Mary L. Randolph, 85 of Payson, died, Aug. 1, 2001.
Ina Belle Nunham, 85, of Mesa, died Aug. 6, 2001 in Mesa. She was born March 22, 1916, in Jeddo, Mich.
Ronald Lee Bracy, 65 of Payson, died, Aug. 7, 2001, in Payson. He was born in Lawson, Colo.
Customers of Goodnet, one of the Rim country's five Internet service providers, only know one thing for sure: Since Monday, they've been offline. They haven't been told why their connection to the World Wide Web has been pulled. They haven't been told for how long the disconnection will last. They have not received a notification of any sort.
Monday, August 6
There were no obvious signs of violence, foul play, or any other factor which might have contributed to Mark Antonio Hoyos' death.
So far, Marcy Rogers and her cadre of volunteers have outfitted 17 Rim country children for the new school year but time is short and there are still more students in need of clothing.
Q: On Pine Creek Canyon Road in Pine, someone has painted a round, white circle about three feet in diameter every quarter mile right down the center of the road. I asked the man from the gas company who was out there and he had no idea. I'm just curious who did it and why?
This may not be a total solution to north and south traffic on Beeline Highway, but it may afford some relief to local citizens.
We have heard a great deal lately in Payson about positive thinking. I certainly agree that in the great majority of situations faced by individuals as well as by human institutions and communities, positive thinking is very much to be desired.
More and more high schools throughout the country are testing student athletes for drug or alcohol use. If a student fails a random urine test, they may not be eligible to participate in athletic events.
Two Payson water mains broke open over the weekend, including one that caused sufficient damage to force the temporary closure of Main Street's eastbound lane.
I knew the warehouse was supposed to be empty that night. I knew when I arrived that there wasn't supposed to be anyone inside.
The Town of Payson's proposal to drill 21 exploratory wells in the vicinity of Mayfield Canyon north of Star Valley takes center stage at two meetings this week.
Back in May, Louis Black's wife, Julia, suggested they take a nice, quiet drive down to Tucson.
Local couple creates a quarter-acre maze of color
There are literally thousands of plants growing in the half-acre yard of Pauline Rodriguez on Evergreen Street, including some she doesn't even recognize.
As evidenced by the number of locals who make the trek south each time the Arizona Diamondbacks play a home game day, it's obvious there is no shortage of baseball fans living in the Rim country.
If Stephenville, Texas cowboy Cody Ohl opts to participate in the upcoming Payson Rodeo, he'll enter as the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association's leading money winner.
If the turnout for last week's Longhorn football camp is any indication of team success, the upcoming season will be a banner one.
The Monsoon 5K run gave longtime Payson High School coach Chuck Hardt the opportunity to preview a pair of the runners who this season could lead the Lady Longhorns to the school's first state cross country championship.
Winona G. (Kistner) Sullivan, 87, of Payson, died, Aug. 3, 2001, at her home in Payson. She was born Golda Julia Winona Nyreen July 19, 1914, in Sioux City, Iowa to Charles John and Minnie Matilda (Peterson) Nyreen.
Clifford Allen Armer, 34, of Phoenix, died Aug. 2, 2001. He was born June 13, 1967.
Wiladene Holsinger, 68, of Strawberry Ariz., died Aug. 5, 2001. She was a fourth generation Arizonan, born May 17, 1933, in Eagar, Ariz.
cOn behalf of the Northern Gila County Genealogical Society, I would like to express our gratitude to the Payson Roundup and staff for your many notices and articles that bring visibility to our efforts.
Saturday, August 4
One of the great things about small town life is that we rarely have to worry about trends, fads and scientific discoveries. If they ever get to us, all the kinks and repercussions have been pretty much worked out. There is, after all, something to be said for living in the dark ages.
So, you've always wanted to take your family for a hot air balloon ride, thinking it would be the perfect way to make at least one dream come true for everyone in your clan, all at the same time.
Arizona is one of the top ballooning destinations in the world, providing great views of the beautiful Sonoran desert. On most winter mornings the desert sky is alight with colorful airships. Here are some of the Arizona businesses offering hot air adventures.
Thursday, August 2
Roy George Haught is in jail and it has not yet been determined if he'll be eligible for work release.
Benhard Kemper, 81, of Payson, died July 30, 2001. He was born to Fred and Beulah Hood Kemper Nov. 19, 1919, in Powell, Wyo.
Olan George Corley, 79, of Payson, died July 31, 2001 in Globe. He was born June 28, 1922, in McLoud, Okla
Scott Brown and Kim Mueller were joined in marriage June 17 with a ceremony overlooking the Pacific Ocean in LaJolla, Calif.
After two months as director of the Payson Senior Center, Marsha Cauley said, "I fell in love with these people very fast."
Concert Under the Stars at Green Valley Park
The event begins at 5 p.m. with check-in and late registration. Those who pre-registered before Thursday paid a $10 entry fee and will receive T-shirts.
When fall sports practices kick off Monday at Payson High School, the coaching staff will be a mixture of new faces and wiley veterans.
Although the regular season is officially over, 14 members of the Payson Pikes swim team advance to the Verde Valley Invitational tomorrow (Saturday) in Cottonwood.
Nothing concerns people living along the Beeline Highway more than the thought of some irresponsible smoker tossing his (cigarette) butt out the window of his car this time of year
We lived in Payson for 25 years and thought it would be nice to return and be with the host of friends that we had made over the years.
A few weeks ago, there was a computer printer sale at Wal-Mart. Customers could purchase a Lexmark inkjet printer complete with two packages of quality paper samples and what was touted as $80 worth of software.
The Payson Unified School District is trying to pull a financial "fast one" on the parents of some of its youngest and newest students.
Q: Why did the Town of Payson take the streetlight out at the intersection of Highway 87 and Houston Mesa Road? It just makes a dangerous intersection more dangerous.
Thursday night at its Mesa Regional Office, the Arizona Game and Fish Department held a public meeting to receive comment and concerns on the draft of an environmental assessment to study the possible causes of the declining population of desert bighorn sheep in the Goat-Stewart Mountain Complex south of Payson.
Hopefully, there are many of us in the Payson area who are declining Jerry and Pat Parker's invitation to stop by their house to sign a petition recalling Senator John McCain from office. Did the Parkers call or write Senator McCain to express their concerns before undertaking this harsh action?
People need to take a moment and appreciate the existence of the Department of Public Safety.
The first phase of the Highway 260 improvement project the $21-million Preacher Canyon Section is nearing completion.
Secretary of State Betsy Bayless says the election problems that happened in Florida last year couldn't happen in Arizona, but she doesn't want to take any chances.
Citizens of Payson and surrounding communities:
"If there's a fire in Rye, you don't call the fire department. You call the local bar and see if the fireman's sober enough to go to the fire," Don Garvin quips.
Sadness and excitement compete today as I willfully romp into my self-employed mother's worst nightmare trading a good job with health and retirement benefits for fun, frolic and artistic freedom.
The Payson Unified School District has upped the tuition for its all-day kindergarten program by 63 percent over last year and at least one parent is hopping mad over the issue, calling the increase "a financial fast one."
The next general election isn't until 2002, but candidates for statewide office who agree to participate in the clean elections program can now come to your door seeking financial support.