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Q: How many young people signed up for the Children's Musical Theater summer program and how is it coming along?

A: The workshop started Monday with a record 70 young people participating. It continues weekdays from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., concluding on Thursday, June 27, and Friday, June 28, with evening performances of "The Hobbit: A Musical" in the Payson High School auditorium.

"It's a big production this year," Kathy Greenberg, a parent and production coordinator, said. "We've got an entire high school tech team working with us. We've got additional instructors. Each year it gets bigger and bigger."

Q: I heard Whispering Pines is the latest community to run out of water. True or false?

A: About two weeks ago, Whispering Pines went from stage 1 to stage 4 overnight, and that's where the community of about 200 homes and 80 permanent residents remains today.

According to Brooke Utilities, stage 4 calls for a voluntary reduction in daily consumption of 40 percent, with outside watering completely curtailed.

"On weekends, it's true that we're out of water; on weekdays it's false," Pat Johnson, secretary of the Whispering Pines Neighborhood Association, said. The community is located at the end of Houston Mesa Road where it dead ends into the Control Road.

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