There is no shortage of self-less volunteers in the Rim country --edicated residents who give freely of their time and money to help better the lives of their friends and neighbors.
When a family was left homeless after a house fire, friends and even strangers turned out in droves to lend a hand.
When a man was left stranded in Payson because of car trouble, and very little cash, the Tonto Apaches jumped in and put him up for the night at their hotel.
Such acts of kindness are rewarded each week with the Roundup's Good Guy award.
But there are some people whose generosity is so voluminous, that a Good Guy T-shirt seems to pale in comparison.
These are the folks who've been nominated for the annual Roundup's Man and Woman of the Year.
The Roundup posthumously honored, in 2004, Lois Johnson, the woman who was described as the "heart and soul" of the Rim Country Literacy Program.
The "men" of the year for 2003 were Gerardo Moceri and John Posteraro, owners of Cucina Paradiso. They were selected for their continued support of charities, local organizations and schools.
Who will it be this year?
That's up to you. Find the nomination ballot on page 7A (of the Roundup print edition), and drop it off at the newspaper office, 708 N. Beeline Highway, by Jan. 21. Then watch for the Roundup's Progress edition at the end of March to see who was chosen this year's Man and Woman of the Year.