Radio personality returns to air following stroke
There's a new voice on Rim country radio, but Suzanne Michaels is not new to radio. She spent 17 years on the air in Reno, Nev. at Northern Nevada's No. 1 radio station featuring a classic rock-and-roll format.
"Our sister station next door was country music, so my feet got wet in the field of country music," she said, "and since I love all kinds of music, it helped to prepare me to work in any format."
Michaels was voted Payson's Friendliest Person in 2000, and Best Waitress in 2001, but her first love is performing on the air.
"Those were great honors, and the folks here have been great to me in supporting anything I do," she said. "While waitressing, I kept stopping in at KMOG to see if there was anything I could do. I just started getting my foot in the door, when last July a medical setback took me by surprise. A mild stroke forced me to learn to relax and take life a little easier.
"Now, 99 percent recovered, I feel pretty good, and I'm thrilled to have the chance to be back at KMOG. They were so patient with me, and said when I was able, they would love to have me back. That made me more determined than ever to recover and get back to doing what I love best.
"January was my goal to be back on the air and I made it! It feels great to be home again! The people of Rim country have been great, and although I may not be serving them dinner, I'm satisfying their musical appetite.
Michaels can be heard from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturdays on KMOG, 1420 on the AM dial.
Bubble blowing contest
Wal-Mart associates invite children 12 years old and under to participate in the store's Second Annual Bubble Blowing contest Saturday, May 26 in Payson's Wal-Mart Supercenter.
The national winner will receive national recognition, a $10,000 savings bond, $5,000 to present to CMN Hospital, a trip to Canada's Wonderland theme park, a tour of Double Bubble Factory, a trophy gumball machine and a crown.
Five runners-up will receive $5,000 savings bonds, $1,000 to CMN Hospital in their honor, trips to Canada's Wonderland theme park and a tour of Double Bubble Factory and a trophy gumball machine.
Each local store winner will receive a Double Bubble T-shirt and certificate. For more information, call the Wal-Mart store at 474-0029.
Financial reporting honors
The Government Finance Officers Association has awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the Town of Payson.
The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.
Payson's Chief Fiscal Officer, Glenn Smith, was presented with the Award of Financial Reporting Achievement for preparing the award-winning financial report.
A panel of judges determined that Payson's financial report meets the high standards of the program, including demonstrating a "spirit of full disclosure" to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the report. The GFOA is a non-profit professional association serving 14,000 government finance professionals with offices in Chicago, Ill. and Washington, D.C.