Open letter to the people of Payson:
Thieves took the three benches from the Methodist Church prayer garden. Now our elderly parishioners will have to stand while they meditate. If anyone notices two small concrete benches somewhere where there weren't any a few days ago, please call me at 472-8394, and I would be glad to come and identify them as ours or not.
Also missing is a metal park-type bench with metal ends and wood slats for the seat.
If they are returned promptly, I won't go looking for them, but if I find them myself, we will prosecute.
If anyone has bought these items, please call me, or the Methodist Church. I can easily identify them.
Dick Maloney, Payson