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Q: What's up at the old Wal-Mart building? Nothing seems to be going on. What about the big hole that's been punched in the front wall?

A: The owners of both Sears and the Payson Athletic Club the two major tenants in the Rim Country Mall say they are planning to open for business in mid-June. They say the delays experienced thus far are those normally associated with construction on a project of this scope. And the hole in the wall? It will eventually be the new streetside entrance for Sears.

Q: Why has the flag at the Gila County Courthouse in Payson been at half staff for a week or so? And also, the U.S. flag is lower than the state flag, and that isn't right.

A: The flag has been at half staff because of the April 28 death of Gila County District Two Supervisor Edward G. "Bunch" Guerrero, according to Jo Johnson, administrative assistant to District One Supervisor Ron Christensen. Guerrero, who was in his fifth term as supervisor, also served three terms on the Globe City Council and eight terms in the Arizona House of Representatives. He was 68.

Johnson said the U.S. flag ended up lower by less than a foot, when it should be equal to or higher than the state flag, to keep it from getting tangled up in a power line.

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