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Anderson Dental Group

As Payson's first full-time dentist, Scott Anderson is a fixture in the Rim country. Dr. Anderson arrived in Payson in 1971 to fill a void that had long existed on the local medical scene. He brought with him a DDS degree from Case Western Reserve University, and two years' dental experience in the United States Navy.

Since establishing his practice, Dr. Anderson has served hundreds of local patients, and patients from as far away as California, Utah and Mexico.

Anderson's office features the only father-and-son dental team in Payson. Dr. Anderson's son, Eric, was an honor student and award-winning athlete at Payson High School. He earned a B.S. degree from Arizona State University and graduated from the University of Pacific Dental School. Both doctors now perform mini-implants for denture stabilization and treatment for sleep apnea and snoring.

The Drs. Anderson are located at 712 N. Beeline Highway, Payson. Hours of operation: Eric: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Scott: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to noon.

To make an appointment, call (928) 474-4581.

Arizona Public Service

Arizona Public Service Company is the utility providing electricity for residents of Arizona's Rim Country. Our company motto is "The Power to Make It Happen." And make it happen, we did. In 2003, the Payson District installed 516 new customer meters and completed construction projects totaling $2.3 million.

The company sponsored community events like the Payson Rodeo Parade and the APS/Main Street Electric Light Parade. APS also supports the charitable works of organizations such as: The Mogollon Health Alliance, Payson Area Habitat for Humanity, Women's Wellness Forum, Payson Little League, Payson Wrestling Club, Kiwanis, St. Vincent de Paul, Payson Flag Committee, Mogollon Sporting Association, Wheelchair Suns, Payson Art League, Payson Humane Society, Rim Country Rotary, Gila Foundation for Higher Education, PHS Cheer, Payson Longhorn Volleyball and the Tonto Basin Kiwanis.

The APS business office is located at 400 W. Longhorn Road. We are open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. We close for lunch between the hours of 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. You can contact us at (928) 474-2204, or (800) 253-9405.

By logging on to aps.com, customers can handle their APS transactions 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Pay your bill, view your account, connect or disconnect service from the convenience of your home or office. Customers also can sign up for surepay and transfer the amount of their monthly bill from their bank to APS.

APS is Arizona's largest and longest serving electric utility, with more than 900,000 customers in 11 of our state's 15 counties.

With headquarters in Phoenix, APS is the largest subsidiary of Pinnacle West Capital Corporation.

Bedrooms and More, the Furniture Store

John and Fran Hoffman, owners of Bedrooms and More, the Furniture Store have lived in the Payson area for more than 23 years. They owned and operated H & A Trucking & Moving for 21 years. They decided to retire from the moving business and open a bedroom store which quickly grew into a complete home furniture store within six months, expanding from 3,500 square feet to more than 12,000 square feet.

With name brand furnishings like Lane, Ashley, Forest Designs, Samuel Lawrence Home Elegance, Winners Only, Richardsons, Spring Air Mattress and many more, customers can browse through the showroom of this wide variety of quality furniture and find just what they're looking for.

Customer satisfaction is the owners' top priority, with quality furnishings that will fit any home style and budget.

"We pride ourselves in offering good quality, fair prices and great service," Fran said. "If there is a special piece of furnishing you are looking for, we can help you find it."

Fran and John will continue bringing to you the newest styles in this ever-changing industry. If you are looking for top quality and smiling faces with knowledge of the furniture you need, Bedrooms and More, the Furniture Store is the place for you.

Bedrooms and More, the Furniture Store is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday.

Call (928) 472-3320 for more information.

Bronco Homes

Bronco Homes, located 11 miles south of Payson in Rye, offers quality new and pre-owned manufactured homes in almost any size, and at a price that can accommodate virtually any budget.

Step inside one of their models and you might just be surprised. Manufactured homes have come a long way in the past few years.

New models feature tape-and-textured drywall over 2-by-6 walls with R-19 insulation. Up to 2-by-8 floor joists, dual-glazed windows and R-42 ceilings make these units extremely energy efficient and offer a site-built feel and quality at a much more reasonable price.

The new models also feature all the latest high-quality built-in appliances from the kitchen to the bath.

Sizes can range from 600 to 3,000 square feet, and from one-bedroom models to five-bedroom, three-bath deluxe models.

Bronco Homes has Fleetwood and Cavco homes, with more than 150 floor plans, so you can have many choices in one convenient location.

Fleetwood has been in business more than 50 years and is not only the largest manufactured home builder, but also the largest home builder overall.

Bronco Homes is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The company has been in operation 33 years, with other locations throughout the state.

Manager Dave Knauer says service is a big part of the reason Bronco has done so well for so long.

"We give the best possible service after the sale, with service contractors from right here in the Rim country," Knauer said.

He also guarantees the lowest prices with no hidden costs. When someone sees the price, that is the price delivered and set up, with no surprises.

While Bronco has 14 new models on display, the company is also the largest pre-owned dealer in the state. Each pre-owned unit has been freshly refurbished, and helps round out their inventory, so they can truly offer something in every price range.

"If we don't have it, we'll get it for you," Knauer said.

Cosmetic and Family Dentistry

A smile is the most beautiful gift you can give someone, and Dr. Charles Beier and his staff will be happy to make that happen for you.

We are able to treat gum disease, do fillings, and whiten teeth with lasers," Dr. Beier said. "Most of our laser procedures don't even require anesthetic.

"We are able to make all-ceramic crowns in about one hour -- that's just one visit," he said. "Our newest team member has been with us for over four years. We play unique music as well as bake bread in the office to make the experience as nice as possible. Almost all of our radiographics are done digitally -- which mean 90-percent less radiation and 90-percent less chair time."

For an appointment call Dr. Beier at (928) 472-9303. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday, closed from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Crossline Systems of Northern Arizona

Crossline Systems of Northern Arizona was founded in Rim Country in 2005 however the parent company in Scottsdale has been working with the community for over 5 years. Started as a referral and a short trip up from Scottsdale one day, Crossline has grown into the Rim Country's premier provider of business technology solutions and support. Owner Jay Vagalatos and his team have over 40 years of combined experience covering every aspect of technology.

Crossline's primary focus is to provide robust solutions for businesses to improve productivity, reduce costs and improve business practices. Although computers, servers and networks are a large part of their business, it is not their only focus when it comes to technology. They also provide solutions for telephony, data protection, mobile/remote workforce, whole site power protection and battery backup, audio/video and a host of additional technologies. Crossline can also consult on how to integrate various technologies into sound business practices, resulting in efficient and lower cost business operations. They are currently working with leading Rim Country businesses and state and local governments.

For more information on what Crossline Systems of Northern Arizona can do for your business visit their website at http://www.crossline.biz or call 928-474-3333. Crossline Systems of Northern Arizona's offices are located in the Crossline Building at 3675 E. Highway 260 in Star Valley.

Eagles Nest Art Gallery and Healing Center

Eagles Nest Art Gallery and Healing Center is the place "where open minds meet." Owners Hal and Dr. Annelle Henson operate this unique art gallery with art classes in watercolor and sculpture, and many modalities of healing classes and workshops. The art gallery features fine art, oil paintings, watercolor, scratch board, ceramic sculptures and jewelry.

"Our mission is to create a cultural environment, while bringing about an awareness of good health in body, mind and spirit," Dr. Henson said.

They offer full-moon drummings, which is a spiritual event followed by a potluck dinner.

"In the Healing Center and the Sacred Presence Church, we desire to bring to Payson uplifting experiences through understanding and awareness," they said.

Located at 216 W. Main Street, Eagle's Nest is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday.

For more information, call (928) 468-6021.

Energy West Arizona

Energy West Arizona is the only gas utility in the Rim country. It provides underground propane gas service and bulk propane. The company also leases tanks and provides metered tanks to people who currently live beyond Energy West's expanding underground system.

Energy West Arizona is part of the Energy West, Inc. organization that has brought natural gas, liquid natural gas and propane to the entire Rocky Mountain area since 1909.

The company's corporate theme is "Local People Serving the West." Strong emphasis is placed on serving customers as well as communities.

In Arizona, Energy West's employees have a combined experience of 222 years of serving you. They live in all areas of the Rim country, from Strawberry to Jake's Corner, from Star Valley to Wonder Valley, as well as throughout Payson.

Energy West is the company to call whenever you need gas service. It can supply your home with underground propane delivery, lease you a tank and fill it whenever you request, or set a metered tank on your property and monitor it for you.

Call (928) 474-2294 for more information.

Family Allergy Clinic

Do you have allergies or asthma? Are you tired of partially effective medications with annoying side effects? Call about the Family Allergy Clinic's no-shots treatment program and eliminate allergies and asthma quickly and without inconvenience. First, come in for easy, painless testing. Then get serum suited to your allergy needs that can be administered at home as drops under the tongue. Return visits to the doctor are minimal. Results are rapid. Most patients start to experience symptom relief in just a few weeks. The program is effective for all ages starting with young toddlers. Dr. Agren has 28 years of medical experience. The no-shots treatment method he uses has been featured on FOX, NBC and ABC news and in Scientific American magazine. Don't let another allergy season get the best of you. Call today. Many insurances cover.

Family Allergy Clinic is located at 126 E. Main Street, Suite B, in the offices of Payson Health Care. Call toll-free for an appointment: (877) 276-3393 (1-877-2SNEEZE).

Four-Seasons Motorsports, Inc.

"We are always striving to continuously improve," owner Mark Svir said. "In 2004 have added Swarovski Binoculars, Fisher boats and are researching other complimentary product lines."

In addition to those lines, Four Seasons Motorsports carries a full line of Polaris ATVs, Yamahas ATVs and motorcycles, Bombardier ATVs.

"Very simply, we provide our customers with personal attention, honesty and no sales games," Svir said. "We're independently owned and operated. One of the largest Polaris retailers in the world.

"We've seen tremendous industry growth, and offer aggressive financing offers, as low as $39 per month payments."

Svir said the Rim country's growth is easily seen by the sheer volume of traffic on weekends.

"In the future, I think we'll see continued growth and expansion of products and services," he said.

Four-Seasons is located in Rye, 11 miles south of Payson. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays; and noon to 4 p.m., Sundays.

For more information, call (928) 474-3411.

Jackson White - Attorneys at Law

"We offer a full range of services to assist individuals, families and businesses with their legal needs," according to Michelle Casper, director of Client Services at Jackson White, Attorneys at Law.

In the past year, the attorneys at Jackson White have added a family law attorney, who handles divorce, child support and custody issues, visitation rights, grandparents' rights and paternity matters.

Founded in 1983, the firm has grown steadily to include a full complement of highly experienced attorneys and staff.

With 50 employees, "the firm is large enough to offer the efficiency and technical expertise of large firms, yet small enough to provide clients with personalized attention," Casper said.

The attorneys believe the future will provide an expanding business environment that will provide the firm with the opportunity to use its varied and substantial resources to assist clients as they strive for success.

The mission of Jackson White is to be responsive and easily accessible to its clients and to provide them with professional, high-quality, cost-effective legal services to meet their personal, family business and corporate needs.

Jackson White attorneys are available from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 814 N. Beeline Highway in Payson. For more information, call (928) 468-0902.

Legacy Home Furnishings

Whether you're in the market for a dining room table, or want to change the furniture in your entire house, Legacy Home Furnishings is your furniture headquarters.

With names like La-Z-Boy, Ashley, Sealy, Lane, Douglas and Thunderbird, Legacy carries the range of selection and price to fit any budget.

In today's home furniture market, customers will find more colors and styles than ever to choose from.

"Leather becomes more popular every day and microfibers --he new fabrics that look and feel like suede -- are incredibly popular," says Dan Hill, who owns Legacy with his brother-in-law, Will Wearne.

"We offer exceptional products, exceptional service, every time," Hill says. "This is a motto we have borrowed from one of La-Z-Boy's tag lines that we like. It is our goal to make every customer satisfied and happy."

Stop by and browse through the showroom at 107 E. Highway 260.

Legacy Home Furnishings is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. For more information, call (928) 472-3301.

Mad Dawg's & Mel's

In the 2003 Progress Edition, the owners of Mad Dawg's and Mel's told readers about "one of Payson's most unusual restaurants," located in a small garage which served "the best dawgs in town."

Well, they still serve the best dawgs in town, but in a bigger and better location. They also have a lot more on the menu.

Mad Dawg's & Mel's is located at 202 W. Main Street, and they now serve the most delicious ribs, steaks, seafood, burgers, sandwiches, salads, pastas and some of the best appetizers around. Let's not forget to mention the homemade desserts that owner Madeline "Mad Dawg" Manchio is famous for. And owner Melanie "Mel" McCarthy still has her "Mama Mel's Meatloaf" cookin' up in the kitchen and it's a favorite among their customers.

Since the opening of their new location in June 2003, Mad Dawg's & Mel's has been the recipient of two prestigious awards --ne from the state of Arizona as the "Best Economic Restructuring Story" for having gone from a small diner to opening a full-size restaurant and bar only a short six months later, and going from only two employees to 43 employees. The restaurant is also the 2004 Success Award recipient, given by the Small Business Development Center Network, for showing a tremendous increase in business last year.

Mad Dawg & Mel attribute their success to great food, a great staff and the incredible support they receive from their loyal customers, along with a lot of hard work and smart business decisions.

Mountain Air Gifts & Furnishings

One of the best places in Payson to shop for rustic, woodsy decor is also the place to find unique Payson souvenirs.

Mountain Air Gifts and Furnishings carries a complete line of mountain and cabin decor, year-round Christmas items, candles, tapestries, metal art, and lamps. They also carry Jelly Belly jelly beans, T-shirts, sweatshirts, coffee mugs, magnets, and much more.

Karen and Steve Christensen opened Mountain Air in August 2002.

"We want our shop to be a place people can count on for ‘Payson' items, as well as unique gifts for all occasions and something special for their own homes, all at reasonable prices," Karen said.

Mountain Air is family owned and operated, and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday; from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturdays. Stop by the unique shop at 605 W. Main Street, and be greeted by Amber, the Brittany spaniel. Phone: (928) 474-4060.

Mountain Gringo

Mountain Gringo Furnishings has the greatest selection of unique furniture and accessories, perfect for decking your home out in "Rim" country style. The owners feature furniture from Mexico. Not only does the furniture fit well in any mountain, western, southwestern, or contemporary setting, it is also very affordable. Quality is most important and, unlike some of the competitors in the Valley, only furniture made of the finest quality kiln-dried ponderosa pine is purchased.

Mountain Gringo's furniture selection includes bedroom sets, dining sets, sofas, loveseats, coffee, end and lamp tables, armoires (TV, bedroom, wine cabinets), entertainment centers, benches, barstools, bookcases, trunks and even bars. There are also custom wood pieces crafted from trees stricken by the bark beetle.

Accessories include artwork, laser metal craft, wine racks, candleholders, vases, pottery, lamps, pictures, bathroom and kitchen accessories, and more. Like the furniture, our accessories follow a mountain, wildlife, western, or southwestern theme. Original artwork is also available, such as handcrafted gun racks and original rope art from Deb's.

Whether you are shopping for yourself or for a gift, Mountain Gringo Furnishings is the best place to shop. Stop by and say hi.

Mountain Gringo Furnishings, 605 S. Beeline Highway (next to Dairy Queen). Phone: (928) 474-2500.

Mulkern Photography

From high school senior portraits to family gatherings, Mulkern Photography is the one to call to capture your special occasions for all to see.

Frank and Ellen Mulkern have been documenting those special moments for years, shooting commercial and product photographs, individual portraits and more.

They also do real estate photos, and restoration of damaged heirloom photos.

And the Mulkerns have kept up with the latest technology.

"We have converted to complete digital photography, including digital darkroom services," Frank said. "Among professional photographers, there has been an almost complete change from film to digital. We still offer film photography and will print from customer's negatives."

The husband-and-wife team also offers an indoor portrait studio and outdoor portrait facilities at the same location.

Call the Mulkerns to preserve your memories at (928) 474-1488. They'll be happy to help you from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., by appointment.

New Life Foundation

New Life Church and Literary Foundation is a nonprofit educational organization founded in the 1970s by inner-development and self-help author and teacher Vernon Howard. Volunteer-run and nonsectarian, it is dedicated to sharing principles of authentic happiness and success as a human being.

Vernon Howard's teachings have enriched the lives of over eight million people worldwide. His books are used by doctors, psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, clergymen, educators and people from all walks of life.

Human Behavior Magazine says, "Vernon Howard is probably the clearest writer on these subjects in the English language."

Everything taught at New Life is in accord with the old-fashioned virtues of honesty, simplicity, independence, thriftiness, self-responsibility, cleanliness of mind, body, and spirit and pleasantness. The principles are truly inspiring because they are truly practical.

Headquartered in Strawberry, the foundation conducts classes on a regular basis throughout Arizona and in California and Colorado. Find out more about books, tapes and classes by calling (928) 476-3224, or by visiting the New Life website at www.anewlife.org.

Hours of operation: Monday through Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Payson Athletic Club

Whether you're fighting the battle of the bulge, or you're just trying to tone up your six-pack abs, Payson Athletic Club has all of the latest high-tech equipment to achieve your fitness goals.

"We have a huge array of weight and cardio equipment, aerobic and yoga classes, tanning, personal training, day care and our phenomenal Max III Health Plus Program offered in partnership with Mogollon Health Alliance," co-owner Louise Echols said.

Louise and her husband, Kent, are the new owners of PAC, but their goals are the same as the previous owners: To promote and assist the community's excellence in health and fitness. Their target customers are their friends and neighbors who want to improve their quality of life, their appearance and their mental attitude.

The Echols also are proud of their partnership with the MHA.

"Our Max III Health Plus programming is designed and supervised by a registered nurse, clinical exercise specialist and CNA in our private setting within the Payson Athletic Club," Louise said.

And the Echols plan to grow PAC as the community grows.

"Payson and our neighboring communities have historically experienced a gradual and steady economic growth, which most certainly will continue," she said.

To keep up with that growth and the needs of the community, PAC will be adding a pro shop in the near future, upgrades in equipment and expanded services.

Payson Athletic Club, in the Rim Country Mall, is open 4 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 4 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday; 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday; and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday.

For more information, call (928) 474-0916.

Payson Care Center

Payson Care Center is a skilled nursing facility, providing rehabilitation services, long term and respite care to the Rim Country. In addition to exceptional nursing care, Payson Care Center provides professional physical occupational and speech therapy services to their residents and the community. Therapy services are available on an outpatient basis for those in need.

"We provide a wide variety of health services," says Krystal Glasscock, admissions and marketing director. "Our facility also offers an Alzheimer's special care unit, designed and operated to provide a secure environment for residents with special needs. In all areas, we strive to provide top quality services to meet the needs of all of our customers."

A growing need in health care is the providing of short-term rehabilitation services to those people requiring care between the hospital and home. "We fill an important niche in the flow of care for many people in our community," executive director James Gann said. "Especially those who need some help getting back on their feet following surgery or an acute illness. We are committed to being the facility of choice in Payson."

Lucinda Campbell, RN, director of nursing services, encourages people interested in pursuing a career in the health care field to consider Payson Care Center.

"We offer classes leading to completion of the requirements for Certified Nursing Assistant, which can be the first step to becoming a licensed nurse," she said. "We are also always interviewing caring professionals for our nursing team. We offer excellent salaries and benefits in a great working environment. Our staff is dedicated to being the best we can be for our residents."

Payson Care Center is part of the Life Care Centers of America, a Tennessee-based corporation specializing in long term care.

"We strive to meet and exceed all of Life Care Centers' standards for quality of care," Glasscock said. "Life Care has a reputation for excellence, and we are proud to be a part of that organization."

Payson Jewelers

Payson Jewelers is a full-service jewelry store that has been serving Payson for 20 years. Robert Higginbotham is a direct diamond importer who travels annually to Belgium to hand-pick your diamond so you can get the best quality and value.

Payson Jewelers has a full-service repair shop. Jewelry repairs, restoration and customs designs are done on the premises, with a state-of-the-art laser welder, by experienced jewelers.

Payson Jewelers also buys, sells, trades and repairs old and antique jewelry and watches. When you have a special occasion, large or small, let Payson Jewelers help you find that perfect gift.

The store is located at 240 E. Highway 260. The hours are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Phil White Ford

Located east of Payson on Highway 260, the Phil White Ford dealership handles new Ford cars and trucks, as well as used vehicles.

Phil White also has a complete parts and service department with five factory-trained technicians.

The goal of the Phil White Ford dealership is to treat every customer with respect and courtesy in order to foster long-term relationships and secure referrals.

Hoping to see a 20-percent increase in growth each year, Phil White Ford plans to broaden the company's vehicle and parts lines next year.

Phil White Ford, a place where everyone can feel welcome, can be reached at (928) 474-8888.

Plant Fair Nursery

Linda and Glen McCombs moved to the Rim country in 1983 and opened Plant Fair Nursery, Inc. in Star Valley -- a shop dedicated to providing customers with quality plants, exceptional service and a large selection at affordable prices. Their full-time staff includes their manager Kathy, Conrad, Ani, Toby, Rob and John, all of whom are knowledgeable and dedicated to serving their customers. They are determined to provide their customers with gardening expertise and advice.

New this year has been the addition of the premium line of hot tubs, Beachcomber. They have a number of models displayed throughout the nursery. Along with the tubs, Plant Fair Nursery carries water-care products for hot tubs. Glenn Kaczmar can answer your questions regarding the therapeutic value of moving water, what to look for when purchasing a hot tub, and how to balance the water.

If you enjoy a beautiful natural setting while you shop, visit Plant Fair Nursery. The Star Valley location is nestled among mature native ponderosa pines with a backdrop of natural green foliage.

The staff is knowledgeable and willing to help you select plants that will be the very best for you and your area. Along with their plants, they offer a number of handouts that have information specific to this area on how to plant different varieties of plants and how to care for them. They also carry a lot of items to help maintain your existing yard and garden. They can help you to identify problems and insects. Just take a sample into the store.

While at Plant Fair Nursery, be sure to visit the gift shop that also features a tremendous variety of fun and pretty home and garden gifts and accessories. Choose from indoor/outdoor stepping stones, plaques, desktop fountains, Gigglin' Groceries, "Welcome" statuary, miniature-to-large wind chimes, little critters to sit on shelves, house plants and much more.

For the person who likes to garden with nature, Plant Fair offers bird feeders, gourmet bird food, bat houses, gift-pack hummingbird feeders, flower bulbs, books and tools. You may want to consider a gift certificate in any amount for that special person.

Prest Realty

Let the professionals at Prest Realty handle all of your real estate management and sales transactions.

"We provide friendly, professional, competent real estate services with 30 years combined experience," said Leslie Prest, owner, agent and property manager. "We opened our own full-service real estate company in July, 2003, handling both rentals and sales."

Over the years, the Rim country has experienced tremendous growth.

"In our 12-plus years in Payson, we've seen a huge increase in the number of rentals in town," Leslie said. "We're pleased that, in spite of this increase, we have been able to maintain our low-vacancy rate."

And that growth is not likely to slow down any time soon.

"We foresee steady growth," she said. "Why? Because we provide excellent service, stressing honesty and integrity. We're a small office, but we're big on service."

That small office includes Leslie, her husband, Les and her brother-in-law, Willie Prest.

Prest Realty is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, "unless all are out showing homes," she said. They're also available by appointment.

Stop by the office at 814 N. Beeline, Suite M, or call (928) 472-7402 for more information.

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