Monday, October 29
Cows and lions were among the number of non-humans in attendance
When Father Jim Stewart's archbishop told him, "You have my condolences," the average passer-by might have thought some awful tragedy had occurred in the life of the pastor of Payson's Anglo-Catholic parish, the Church of the Holy Nativity.
Anna Barbara Parks, 87, of Payson, died, Oct. 25, 2001 in Payson. She was born Nov. 22, 1913 in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Sedona is known as an artist's community. Prescott, Jerome, Cottonwood and even Pine are gaining quickly reputations as artists communities.
The suspicious white powdery substance found on two phone booths in Payson Oct. 15 is not anthrax. What it is has not been determined, but the Arizona Department of Health Services has ruled out anthrax.
Your husband is in the garage doing what he loves best, tinkering. You take him a glass of cold water because it is a hot summer day. He takes a sip and says he is not feeling too good and is obviously sweating, he complains of indigestion and suddenly has a difficult time breathing.
A small portion of the historic old lodge at the Tonto Natural Bridge is open to the public. Visitors to the largest travertine bridge in the world usually pick up a postcard or T-shirt at the gift shop there and go on their way.
Dr. Suzanne Bentz and Daniel Jewell were joined in marriage Oct. 6 in Sedona.
Nan Lee Ferguson, 98, a resident of Powell House, died Oct. 28, 2001 in Payson. She was born June 28, 1903 in Murdock, Kan. and had lived in El Dorado and Wichita, Kan. until her move to Payson in 1998.
Rhea B. MacFarlane, 87, of Payson, died Oct. 27, 2001 in Payson. She was born Dec. 3, 1913 in North Olmsted, Ohio.
Bryan Dillon was arrested by the Gila County Narcotics Task Force Oct. 15 for an outstanding felony drug warrant from Scottsdale. Dillon was wanted on charges of possession of dangerous drug and drug paraphernalia.
Over the weekend, the Roundup received dozens of letters via e-mail criticizing Payson Police Officer Les Barr for his published guest comment supporting America's war on drugs.
David and Phyllis (Morgan) Engleman of Payson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Oct. 6.
Eric Joseph Zumach and Nicole Laynne Cosby were married Sept. 20 in Moon Valley.
This Saturday, the volunteers of PAWS will hold a fund-raising yard sale that could have been called Doggy Relief.
We would like to express our gratitude to the Care Fair Committee and the LDS Church for their superb organization and handling of Care Fair 2001 on Saturday, Oct. 27.
As a Committee for the Rim Country Care Fair, we wish to extend our thanks to the following individuals and organizations who were involved in making the fair a success:
Next month, the members of the home health care community across the country will celebrate National Home Care month. This is an opportunity for all Americans to take a moment and appreciate the contributions of those "quiet heroes" in our communities, who enter the homes of the sick and the dying each day and bring treatment, education and hope.
For Payson High School sophomore Brenna Zumbro, the burdens of playing off-season fastpitch softball in Phoenix are well worth the effort.
All citizens of Payson should feel insulted by Steve Bingham's letter Oct. 23.
Veteran's Day isn't the only celebration of America's military that's coming up for observation. One day prior, Saturday, Nov. 10, the country and Payson will participate in the 226th Birthday of the United States Marine Corps.
Since the Arizona Interscholastic Association adopted the power point ranking system last spring, Class 3A football coaches have wondered how it would affect the state tournament.
A 27-7 whipping dished out by the Payson Longhorns left the Show Low Cougars licking their wounds and wondering what happened to a once promising season.
There could be a Rim country running dynasty in the making.
Q: What's up with the Arizona Public Service electrical lines coming up McLane and going across Rim View? They're putting in big, fat metal poles and adding lines that are coming closer to residences. Over on Rim View they even have these things that look like electrical connectors that loop down and hold onto a couple lines and they look real sloppy.
There was no disappointment in veteran coach Chuck Hardt after he watched his Payson High boys cross country team fall five points short of winning the East regional championship.
Thursday, October 25
When it comes to their love of the great outdoors, most folks can generally be divided into three distinct groups.
With the Class 3A state cross country championships slated to be held, for the first time ever, at Anthem, parents coaches, fans and athletes are wondering where the heck the newly built community is and how do we get there?
As the Tonto Natural Bridge State Park becomes an increasingly popular tourist attraction, and off-season visitors to the Rim country need to remember one thing now is the perfect time of year to visit the bridge. locals
M. Charlotte Wolf, 85, of Strawberry, died, Oct. 23, 2001, in Payson. She was born Feb. 11, 1916 in Penrose, Ill.
"Throughout my life, I've seen the difference that voluntary efforts can make in people's lives," President Jimmy Carter once said. "I know the personal value of service as a local volunteer."
The words "porch sittin'" remind me of the few times I had the pleasure of doing just that with Dallas Wilbanks on the covered porch of the Lone Pine Hotel.
There is no end to the humiliation I am made to suffer at the hands of my colleagues. Just because I don't know anything about sports. Or baseball. Or specifically, this week the World Series.
With its reputation as a summer vacation paradise, many travelers and locals alike can easily overlook the multi-dimensional opportunities that the fall and winter seasons afford in the Rim country and it all begins with an explosion of autumn color.
Cinch Hook snowplay, one of the most popular sledding spots on the Mogollon Rim, has had an open-again, closed-again relationship with the public.
If the snow is falling, Tim Grier is smiling. He owns the Forest Lakes Touring Center, a 45-minute drive east of Payson on Highway 260.
Clifford Pirch is a man who sports many monikers fishing guide, professional angler and Payson Roundup fishing columnist.
If you're thick-blooded and have a sense of adventure, opportunities abound in the Rim country for cold-weather camping.
Winter recreation in Payson is somewhat limited, if you equate the thought with snow on the slopes or ice on the pond.
After a long week of work, most people don't need a good reason to get out of town. But for those looking for further motivation, the Rim country offers a good many great excuses to head up the mountain.
October 27 Trunk or Treat - 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Payson Event Center.
The Valley of the Sun. Home of traffic jams. Crowded malls. That mysterious brown cloud that never seems to dissipate.
The Rim country doesn't have a full-blown, franchised book store carrying all of the latest literary releases.
Helene Ester Siegel, 88, of Payson, died, Oct. 24, 2001, in Payson. She was born June 2, 1913, in Oskaloosa, Iowa.
James H. Babcock, 66, of Tonto Basin, died, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001. He was born June 11, 1935 in Newberry, Mich.
The weekend of Oct. 12 to 13 was a good one for the Arizona-New Mexico Region of the Gardeners of America.
I am writing in response to what I perceive as an onslaught of negative letters to your paper. I just finished reading five letters to the editor in the Oct. 23 issue of the Payson Roundup and felt the need to add my voice to change the tone, should anyone be forming their opinion of our town by reading the editorials.
Q: What was Steve Bingham's point in the letter that appeared in the Roundup Tuesday? Did some incident precipitate it?
I am truly disturbed by the letter to the editor that was printed in the Oct. 16 issue. A woman states that she is saddened by the funds spent in fighting the war on drugs that the confiscation of over 250 pounds of marijuana saddens her.
Payson police and fire departments have responded to four separate situations involving reports of a suspicious white powder substance since Sept. 15.
Deputies and investigators responded to a report of shooting at the C-Bar trailer park in Star Valley at 3:48 p.m. Thursday. There, they found Corbin Deckert, 46, laying on the ground with blood coming from his forehead.
As I sat in my home here in Payson and watched the airliner smash into our symbols of freedom, a sad sick feeling developed in the pit of my stomach. And it has yet to go away.
After having their best and most-seasoned runner, Cole Newbold, quit the boys cross country team early in the season, the Longhorns were not expected to be a regional title contender.
The pursuit of Payson High School's first state cross country championship begins today in Snowflake.
Both Payson High School soccer teams are bound today (Friday) for Tucson with visions of state championships dancing in the heads.
More than pride and gridiron bragging rights will be at stake when Payson locks horns with Show Low at 7 p.m. Friday evening in Cougar stadium.
Monday, October 22
It has been my observation that all the people in Payson can be divided into two groups, Paysonites and Pasonians:
The outcome of today's season-ending clash against the Show Low Cougars will not play a significant role in playoff future of the Lady Longhorn volleyball team.
The battle for the National League championship between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Atlanta Braves heated up the atmosphere in the editorial offices of the Payson Roundup.
One of Payson High School's most accomplished student athletes has been nominated for the Eighth Annual Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarship Program.
The Tonto Community Concert Association began its 23rd season Monday evening by presenting the spectacular Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats in the Payson High School auditorium.
Jackie Zumach claims she would not run into a burning building to save anyone. In fact she heralds herself as a coward.
The town council voted six to one to hold a hearing on a 15-percent increase for users of more than 5,000 gallons of water per month.
"We've had wellness fairs, we've had business showcases, we've had many different types of fairs," Bob Dalby said, "but I'd never heard of a spotlight being put on the organizations which make Payson such a caring community."
I am appalled and embarrassed by the uncivil, nasty and disrespectful behavior that some citizens demonstrate at the town council meetings.
James H. Babcock, 66, of Tonto Basin, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001. He was born June 11, 1935 in Newberry, Mich.
After two days of deliberation, the jury in the Paul Roosen murder trial informed Judge Edd Dawson they were divided on a verdict. Dawson declared a mistrial.
With all the controversy over the ducks and geese at Green Valley Park, here's the perfect solution to resolve the problem.
A voter should have a firm grasp of the facts.
Q: In the Oct. 5 issue of the Roundup there was a "What's Up" question about building some kind of facility for dirt bikes and ATVs off Paiute Draw. I Iive in Wonder Valley. I've heard that 300 acres are being given to a motocross club here in Payson that they've gotten a grant for it with the help of the Forest Service.
Cathe Descheemaker learned how to identify the prints of local wild animals the hard way by living with them.
In one form or another Charlie Smith a former policeman, fireman, emergency medical technician, and now ambulance company owner has always been helping people, almost always at extremely critical times in their lives.
The Payson Longhorns now know why the Blue Ridge Yellow Jacket football factory is unbeaten, top-ranked and a huge favorite to win its second successive state championship.
It's official, the Longhorn boys now know where and when they will begin pursuit of the school's first state soccer championship.
While local cowboy poet Dee Strickland Johnson sings lighthearted fare about "Old Spice Girls" and boots that were made for ridin' instead of walkin,' she has also produced a body of historic work that is increasingly getting noticed.
Betty C. White, 84, of Payson, died Oct. 18, 2001 in Payson. She was born May 16, 1917 in Warren, Ohio.
This won't be the first time in recent weeks that Old Glory has been used to unite U.S. citizens against a common enemy.
Alice Laura Cooper, 90, of Payson, died Oct. 20, 2001 in Payson. She was born Nov. 20, 1910 in Cupids, Newfoundland.
When her fourth-grade class took first place in the big cookie dough sale at Frontier Elementary School, Cynthia Chovich's students were excited about the pizza party that would be their reward.
Thursday, October 18
Sometimes recognizing you are in an abusive relationship can be the first step to getting out of it.
The future of the Lady Longhorn volleyball teams in the state race will be decided Oct. 27 in Lakeside. There, a regular season-ending tournament will be contested to determine the East region's four seeds into the state tournament. That tournament begins one week later.
The Longhorn football team will probably be without the services of at least two starters when it travels today to Lakeside to take on unbeaten and state top-ranked Blue Ridge.
Laura Meyocks played her way to the A flight championship of one of the most uniquely formatted tournaments to ever grace the Payson Women's Golf Association weekly agenda.
Rim country hardwood hopefuls will have the opportunity to tune up their shooting skills at a special benefit from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today (Friday).
Matt Cluff, 15, takes a break from aerial action Thursday at Green Valley Park.
Kevan Deon Kuhlman, 37, was indicted for one count of first degree murder by a Gila County grand jury Oct. 17.
In an attempt to provide more incentive to conserve water, the town council voted 6-1 Thursday evening to hold a public hearing on a 15-percent rate increase for users of more than 5,000 gallons per month.
The Gila County redistricting plan submitted by Payson Mayor Ray Schum one of three selected as finalists by the redistricting committee has been designated the least preferred.
It's not a prank. It's not a joke. It's a federal offense with a penalty that ranges from five years to life in prison.
I consider Payson to be one of the best places to live in the United States. We are so fortunate to live here the people are friendly, we have perfect weather, and our surroundings are beautiful. I have lived here two years and believe you can understand why I moved here, and why I remain and plan to remain.
Helen Louise Lofland, 92, died Oct. 18, 2001. She was born April 10, 1909 to John and Mary Schoffra in Madison, Ill.
Eastern Arizona College's Small Business Development Center has announced the creation of a free emergency phone service to help small businesses cope with the impact of Sept. 11 terrorist attack.
Gloria Martinez of Phoenix was killed 12 years ago, her remains were hidden by her husband. They were discovered in Dec. 1998 and he was arrested for her death in March 1999. She was shot to death.
After the terrible events of that terrible day, Sept. 11, I have found myself in a very confused mood.
Since day one of the Sept. 11 tragedy, I have wanted an American flag for my car, but there were not flags to be bought in Payson.
Q: The dirt portion of Evergreen between Manzanita and Easy streets is a disgrace. The town is open to potential lawsuits. Doesn't the town have any rights to the right of way? If not, that portion should be barricaded.
Sometimes recognizing you are in an abusive relationship can be the first step to getting out of it.
The bobcat that tangled with Ivan McLaws' dog on Oct. 9, and was ultimately destroyed by McLaws, was rabid, according to Ty Goodman of Gila County Animal Control.
Quail season opened Oct. 12 and many hunters are reporting good success.
"We'll have almost everything Wal-Mart has, only at much lower prices."
Monday, October 15
Lady Longhorn sophomore speedster Whitney Hardt bested a field of 108 runners to win the individual girls championship of the Dave Dorrer Invitational Cross Country meet held Saturday at Phoenix Thunderbird park.
The table is set for the Longhorn football team's biggest clash of the year.
By winning the Alchesay Invitational championship, the Longhorn boys' cross country team has become a legitimate contender to claim the East regional championship.
Eleanor O. Kamp, 85, of Star Valley, died, Sept. 21, 2001 in San Diego. She was born May 20, 1916 in New York.
I'm in agreement with Amy Von Somogyi. We must at all cost definitely save our future food supply.
While sorting through some family belongings, Chuck Hardt came across a basketball program given him by his father Jiggs Hardt.
A state tournament berth is definitely in the future of the Longhorn boys soccer team.
Time Out Inc., a nonprofit organization in Payson which offers shelter and services for victims of domestic violence, will hold its candlelight vigil Thursday, Oct. 18.
The latest attempt to raise a tower against the Payson skyline a 150-foot microwave communications tower Arizona Public Service wants to erect was rejected by the Planning and Zoning Commission at its regular meeting last week.
"Bill is a fair, honest and extremely trusting older gentleman," says Sherry Brunson of her brother-in-law, Bill Brunson. "He does not hear well, and readily admits he is not knowledgeable (about) or had experience with leases."
Kenneth "Ken" Hatheway, 75, of Mesa, died Oct. 7, 2001. He was born to Charles and Lola Stevens Hatheway July 21, 1926 in Seattle, Washington.
Wendell K. Bond, 77, of Payson, died Oct. 12, 2001. He was the first baby born July 22, 1924 in the refinery town of Sinclair, Wyo.
This is my response to the absolutely unclear and misleading reporting in your paper regarding the ducks at Green Valley Lake.
As I picked up my Payson Roundup Tuesday (Oct. 9 issue) and looked at the front page photo showing a narcotics dog surrounded by confiscated marijuana, I had one overwhelming emotion sadness.
When my wife Eva Mae and I first visited Payson, we were very impressed with the friendly people in the community who greeted strangers with a smile, and made strangers feel welcome.
I commend you for at last running a story on the contamination found at the Rumsey Park well site. However, I thought your story was "watered down". These points are so pertinent:
Because I don't want the grisly way in which she died to overshadow the important person she was in life, I'd like to tell you about my dear friend, Susan.
I learned the news of (Susan Birchak's) untimely death five minutes before I went on the air Wednesday morning.
Q: We've been having problems in the Pine area with utility companies digging up holes in the road and leaving them for months. They usually say, "We don't think that's our hole." Who has oversight over the utility companies in this kind of situation?
I knew Susan Birchak.
At long last, Payson's famous boxcars are on the move again.
Payson Mayor Ray Schum is rarely stumped for an answer to any question except the one thrown at him earlier this week, when he was a guest of a radio talk-show program.
Patricia Myers loves banks. She trusts them. That's where she keeps all of her money. That's even where she works as a customer service representative for the Wells Fargo Bank branch in Payson.
A new Rim country holiday tradition "Christmas in Payson, a Traditional Hometown Celebration" will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, with an electric light parade down Main Street, culminating in Santa's arrival, caroling and a tree-lighting ceremony at Green Valley Park.
Thursday, October 11
Farrel Holyoak, President/ CEO of the Stockmen's Bank, announced the opening of the bank's newly-constructed branch building located in the Sawmill Crossing shopping plaza in Payson.
A victory this evening (Friday) in Whiteriver would nail down a playoff berth for the Payson Longhorn football team.
Heather Gaskill Christensen and Craig McClanahan were married Sept. 25, 2001 in a ceremony at Bank One Ballpark in Phoenix.
Donald W. "Don" Wilkerson, 69, of Star Valley, died Oct. 8, 2001, in Star Valley. He was born June 24, 1932, in Battle Mountain, Nev.
I found one of the articles in the Oct. 5 issue of your paper to be very disturbing. Namely, "Town manager defends 'duck' call to activist."
The Lady Longhorns 16th-place showing at the prestigious Doug Conley Invitational in Tempe was not what coach Chuck Hardt was hoping for from his state fifth-ranked team.
The Rim country fishing team of Gary Chitwood and Brian Marshall hooked up for a ninth-place finish at the AllStar Bass season-opening tournament held Saturday at Roosevelt Lake. The pair weighed in 10.17 pounds of bass.
A bevy of lucky ticket holders will be in for big surprises tomorrow night when the Payson Chapter of Ducks Unlimited hosts it annual benefit banquet at Mazatzal Casino.
Payson Police received a 911 call at 10:09 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 9, from Kevan Kuhlman, 37, reporting that his roommate, Susan Birchack, 52, was not breathing.
Gila County Constable Eddie Armer can now take a vacation, and it won't cost taxpayers a penny.
When Jim Estess talks of ducks and geese, he knows whereof he speaks. Estess, who moved to Pine two years ago, lived in Oregon for 25 years the past 17 near Eugene, home of the University of Oregon Ducks.
The Payson Town Council decided the best action was no action at a special meeting Thursday evening to address the impact of a slumping economy on the town's spending.
As the United States faces the threat of terrorists, it also must address the terror men and women face daily when it comes to domestic violence.
Q: Why does the Pop Warner League charge parents $6 for player of the week? Why doesn't the Roundup do it as a community service like they do for high school students? And we 400 parents would appreciate an occasional article written about our games.
I fully recognize the frustration of the national media in not being able to put reporters in the theater of war. After covering years of conflict with "on the scene" actions for the nightly newscasts, this new war on terrorism must be a bitter pill for you.
Sept. 27, I attended a town council meeting along with many other local citizens. In fact, it was pretty much a packed house, which speaks well of the community.
It has been brought to my attention that people from the City of Payson are inquiring about the Main Street program in Show Low.
May all the world remember
From the opening songs of "Holy, Holy, Holy" and a flag-waving "God Bless America" to the closing prayer, those attending the New Beginnings Pregnancy Center banquet had a wonderful evening.
Pamela Ann McNabb, 41, of Pine, died Oct. 6, 2001, in Pine. She was born April 20, 1960, in Phoenix.
Dear President Bush:
Payson's Wal-Mart Supercenter is participating in an experimental check cashing program that gives the check back to the customers once it has been scanned and approved.
Susan Anne Birchak, 52, of Payson died Oct. 9, 2001 in Payson. She was born March 18, 1949 in Butler, Pa.
Rita Marie Shnowske Clark, 76, of Payson, died Oct. 8, 2001, in Glendale. She was born Aug. 27, 1925, in Wausau, Wis.
Jimmie Harlan Stands, 56, of Star Valley, died Oct. 10, 2001, in Payson. He was born June 7, 1945, in Wellington, Kan.
A LABOR OF LOVE
It's easy to understand why the old baby-delivery-by-stork story was invented. If the unvarnished truth had gotten out, the human race would have come to a dead stop millions of years ago.
1. Learn as much as possible about the wonderful ways that your body is changing and about how your baby is growing. Talk to your mother, your friends, and other women about pregnancy, labor, and birth. Attend an early pregnancy childbirth class, read books and watch videos about normal pregnancy and childbirth.
In my home state of Michigan, those of us from the southern part of the state joke that in the upper peninsula even the trees get to vote.
Monday, October 8
About three years ago, Dr. Charles Stanley made a talk titled, "America gone astray," and it is documented on tape. It was done with love and no condemnation ...
On Sept. 11, when America watched the terrorist strike at the World Trade Center, America turned to God in prayer like they never did before.
Q: When will the repair and resurfacing of Highway 87 be completed? They've chewed up the road and it's been that way for a long time.
I have recently learned that, in an attempt to eliminate the Payson Main Street Program by one of your citizens, comments were made regarding the City of Show Low's Main Street Program. I would like to take this opportunity to share with you and your council members the many benefits we have received from the Main Street Program here in Show Low.
As America wades deeper into the waters of war, we are training ourselves to be more careful and more alert to what surely are imminent terrorist attacks on our homeland.
Steve Graziano, who was literally buried alive under a pile of cinders Sept. 28, is recuperating at Scottsdale Healthcare hospital.
A slumping economy is sending the Payson Town Council into special session at 6 p.m. Thursday to consider putting a halt to expenditures from the council's contingency account.
Walter Baker, 79, of Payson, died Oct. 5, 2001, in Payson. He was born June 3, 1922, in Glasgow, Mont.
Ivan McLaws had no idea what he was facing when he went outside his home Sunday night around 8 p.m. to find out why his dog was barking.
The keen nose of a highly trained police dog led to the seizure of more than $250,000 worth of marijuana by the Payson Police Department.
Due to a land-lease dispute, the Payson Exotic Zoo has died again before it had the chance to be reborn.
Honor firefighters by doing your part to practice fire prevention
Residential fire sprinkler systems are life and property saving devices. Because they are becoming more commonplace around the country, as well as Payson, following is information pertinent to their maintenance.
Today (Tuesday) in Wilson Dome, the Lady Longhorn volleyball team will try to put an end to the season-long hex the Snowflake Lobos have had over the Rim netters.
The best advice from Special Olympics Arizona is "don't put your swimsuits away yet, our athletes are ready to make a splash at the Arizona 2001 Fall Championships."
I wish to thank everyone for their prayers, love and support following my recent accident.
Judy Buettner's recent letter did an excellent job of clarifying just exactly what kind of a moving target the "safe yield" number is for Payson's water supply. Bottom line is on any given day of drought rainfall, snowfall or variations in consumer use the "safe yield" value changes.
There could be a state tournament berth in the Payson Longhorns' future.
The latest rankings from the Arizona High School Cross Country and Track and Field Coaches Association have the Lady Longhorns rated the sixth best team in the state.
Like father, like son?
The Gila County Sheriff's Department has developed a civilian observer program for those interested in riding along with one of the on-duty deputies.
Thursday, October 4
Two Payson teenagers are hoping to participate in the World Martial Arts Championships next year in Las Vegas, Nev.
The Lady Longhorn soccer team takes its act today (Friday) to Camp Verde where it will participate in the Cowboy Invitational Tournament.
The Payson Roundup was named Arizona Newspaper of the Year for non-dailies the third consecutive year the local newspaper has been awarded the state's highest honor.
Alicia Steiner, 19, of Payson died Wednesday after being ejected from a vehicle in a rollover accident south of Payson.
It has been 11 years since Buzz Walker first detected a contaminant in the new wells the Payson Water Department had drilled on West Aero Drive.
Project "Weed & Feed" might sound like a covert operation to some, but for Roger Rohrbach's fourth-grade class at Payson Elementary, it meant pulling weeds, followed by a hot dog barbecue lunch.
Evan Shelley, 25, died Sept. 25, 2001. He was born Sept. 6, 1976.
John A. Thompson, 87, died Sept. 30, 2001, at Manzanita Manor.
Howard E. Ray, 75, of Payson, died Oct. 1, 2001 in Tucson. He was born to Beatty and Laura Ray Aug. 15, 1926 in Iola, Kan.
Chester Joseph Krutcik, 74, of Payson, died Oct. 4, 2001, in Payson. He was born Dec. 8, 1926, in Westfield, Mass.
Marion Andrew Deal, 81, of Payson, died Oct. 3, 2001, in Payson. He was born Dec. 25, 1919 in Hayti, Mo.
Morgan Davies, 82, of Payson, died Oct. 1, 2001, in Payson. He was born Jan. 13, 1919, in Tredegar, Gwent, Wales, U.K.
"Is it a Ford? Is it a Chevy? No, it's a Bummer!"
As our flag stands tall and high, you look at all the color and notice all the people who died.
Recently, my son was at the skate park. He parked his car in a handicapped parking space, which he should not have done, and was working on his stereo system.
Several years ago one highjacker was overcome by the pilot of an airliner as they landed in Japan.
I'd like to think that most Payson residents are socially responsible, and along that line, contribute to causes they feel merit their funds. Altruistic paternalism is not a mission of the Town Council, nor should it ever be.
In the rear-view mirror, you should be able to see the past in order to recognize mistakes and make corrections to provide for a better present and future. There is nothing negative about doing that, and if it can be done with a small group of dedicated people, it will be better for all.
Q: What caused the power outage last Sunday night for four hours in Pine?
In the weeks following the terrorist attacks on the East Coast, a few malcontents have reportedly tested security measures at various airports by smuggling banned items onboard.
A disappointing turnout put a damper on what has traditionally been one of the most anticipated cross country runs of the fall sports season.
The October 2001 edition of Rocky Mountain Game & Fish magazine featured a nice article entitled "Giant Bull Elks of Arizona."
A police report filed yesterday (Thursday) by Payson resident Amy von Somogyi the woman leading the fight to protect the ducks and geese at Green Valley Park accuses Town Manager Rich Underkofler of making a "mildly threatening and very inappropriate" phone call to her Wednesday evening.
Round Valley High School football coach John Dryden might be eagerly anticipating today's trip to Payson. That's because the jaunt will put miles between the coach and a band of Eagar/Springerville malcontents who choose to express their dissatisfaction from the stands, on their computers and in the community's watering holes.
Local archaeologist Penny Minturn is about to blow the lid off one of the best-kept secrets in the Rim country.
Wednesday, October 3
part of Tribal Recognition Days
Rim country residents and visitors can experience the color and excitement of a grand Native American tradition at the second annual Tonto Apache Tribal Pow Wow, a component of Tonto Apache Tribal Recognition Days taking place this weekend in and around the Mazatzal Casino and Payson Event Center.
There is plenty for children to enjoy at Tonto Apache Tribal Recognition Days this weekend, including a gala carnival that brings together four different carnival companies and a fireworks extravaganza Saturday evening.
Long before anyone thought to start recording the history of the Rim country, the ancestral territory of the Tonto Apaches ranged from the Mogollon Rim to the Tonto Basin area.
Monday, October 1
Friday, Sept. 21, the students of Payson Center for Success High School, held a Benefit for America Car Wash.
So many letter writers on the water crisis are forgetting the math, massaging the figures, and ignoring the facts.
Saturday evening, I married the woman of my dreams. Those dreams are hardly new. They've been stirring my heart and warming my soul since the moment I met her nearly three decades ago.
Off the top of his head, Dr. David King can't think of a single one of his patients whose life would have been saved by the early detection of prostate cancer.
The debate over supervisor redistricting plans continues Friday in Globe with a redistricting committee workshop that is open to the public.
Firefighters worked feverishly Friday to uncover Steve Graziano who was pinned under an end-dump trailer, trapped by a tarp and covered by three feet of cinders.
If the only way you know Albert Hunt is through the meetings of the Payson Unified School District's board of supervisors of which he serves as president then you have probably never seen him laugh. Or grin. Or display any facial expression that could be remotely termed a smile.
The topic of "hate crimes" discussed in the media for the last couple of weeks is one of great concern.
Many of us property owners in Gila County don't get any benefit at all from our Federal Tax rebate checks except the greedy tax collectors.
Stephen Edgar Holt, 39, of Payson, died Sept. 28, 2001, in Payson.
Leonard Leroy Farmer, 90, of Payson, died Sept. 24, 2001 in Payson.
The upcoming East region schedule looms large in the Lady Longhorns' dreams and aspirations of earning a berth into the season-ending state volleyball tournament.
With American flags waving on the poles that mark each of the Payson Golf Association cups, members of the Payson Men's Golf Association competed somewhat somberly in their annual two-day President's Cup.
Members of the Payson Women's Golf Association 18-hole group gathered last week at the Payson course for a "blind partners" formatted tournament in which participants were paired in a drawing.
The Arizona Public Service line truck that was stolen last week from the APS yard was recovered Sunday morning.
"This place ain't big enough for the both of us." A variation of that classic western movie line might be heard emanating from the Rim Country Museum if a showdown develops over rights to the Arizona Cowboy Hall of Fame.
Former Payson High School football coach Jim Beall picked up a big win Friday evening. Now the head coach at newly built Higley High School, Beall led his first-year team to a 22-19 victory over Chino Valley.
As expected, the Snowflake Lobos came out throwing Friday evening against the Payson Longhorns.
For a teacher who taught science to O.J. Simpson trial judge Lance Ito, you'd think being named Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year might be anticlimactic.
How to get your issues on the council's agenda
Taking on town hall is an imposing challenge for most of us, but those who have dared to do so, say it shouldn't be.
In last Tuesday's Roundup, a story said the town council was going to consider lowering the speed limit to 15 mph on all streets around Green Valley Park at its meeting Thursday night. Friday's story on that meeting didn't mention whether they did or not. What happened?
We recently returned from a trip where we saw many beautiful buildings and historical sites.