News for Monday, November 5, 2007



Sam Walton Community Scholarship offered

An application for the Sam Walton Community Scholarship is currently available online at This scholarship is offered to graduating high school seniors who are not associates or dependents of an associate of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Skateboarding accident sends Payson man to Valley hospital

Matthew Clayton Angus, 22, from the Mesa del area, sustained significant head injuries Saturday afternoon while skateboarding with a friend, Payson Police Chief Don Engler said.

Blue Ridge teams enjoying banner year

Our neighbors at Blue Ridge High School in Lakeside-Pinetop are enjoying a banner postseason of prep sports.

Parker no match for Longhorns

Longhorn freshman Payson Herring, a speedy, but diminutive, running back, took full advantage of his first varsity playing opportunity.

Round Valley ends Lady Longhorns' season

Lady Longhorn coach Arnold Stonebrink is not letting his team's lackluster showing in the opening round of the state tournament dampen his enthusiasm for his players.

Essential Therapies relax the body, clear the mind

Michele Montbleau calls her place of business the healing head, heart, hand and foot center.

Hanging art

Jaxon Wesley Haught

Ayden Matthew Voakes

Sarah Drorbaugh Goodnow

Sarah Viola Drorbaugh Goodnow died Nov. 3, 2007

More eBay classes scheduled at GCC

Due to overwhelming response to our first eBay shopping and selling seminars, Gila Community College Payson Campus, will be offering additional classes Dec. 1 and Dec. 8.

Basic training graduate

Air Force Airman Matthew N. Thompson has graduated from basic military training

Carol Blauser

Carol Blauser died Nov. 2, 2007.

Good Health

Mayors weigh second terms

Council candidate packets available

Payson Mayor Bob Edwards and Star Valley Mayor Chuck Heron have already picked up candidate packets

Keep doors, windows locked, say police

Burglaries have not been home invasions

None of the recent rash of burglaries Payson has experienced in the last month have been home invasions, police said.

Harvest festival fun

5 generations of beauties

Hotel, conference center slated for construction

The Town of Payson is one step nearer to revamping the southern area of town.

Hearing on Pine Water Company postponed until Nov. 19

The Arizona Corporation Commission hearing scheduled for 10 a.m., Friday, Nov. 9 on the Pine Water Company has been postponed.

There may be more to the crying child than you think

Periodically, we see children melt down and have a tantrum in a public place.

Excellent care provided

No special treatment for YMCA promoters

In response to the "thinking" of some council members' desire to donate public land to the YMCA:

Does anyone really know where Town Council stands?

Yes, it would be nice if Payson had YMCA, but it would also be nice if had a Target or Costco store.

Angela Ann Morris

Karrie Ann Jones-Hunsaker

Karrie Ann Jones-Hunsaker died Nov. 1, 2007

November menu

The Payson Senior Center serves a hot meal at noon weekdays in the dining room at 514 W. Main St.

November a busy month for area seniors

Say November and what comes to mind? Thanksgiving, of course.

Feature teacher

Learning to function with autism

Michael Reardon loves Sponge Bob, playing with his cars and all kinds of music.

Prescribed burn north of Payson to start this week

Forest Rangers in the Mogollon Rim Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest are planning a prescribed burn about 30 miles north of Payson all this week.

Rowland Cox VII

Afton Lorraine Hunsaker Kellam

Afton Lorraine Hunsaker Kellam, longtime resident of Chino Valley, died Oct. 29, 2007.

A visible way to conserve water

Water-conscious residents will find the Payson Water Department's newest project rather delightful.

Design for West Main Street focus of workshop

The design of Main Street in Payson will once again be a topic on the minds of many residents this week.

Longhorn senior finished ninth at state cross country meet

Lana Cluff saved the finest performance of her four-year career for her senior finale.

Trio guns down last turkey shoot match

Keith Talley, Dick Harding and John Calderwood have holstered bragging rights

Tryouts for junior volleyball team are Dec. 1

Tryouts for Club Rim Junior Volleyball will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1

Jade Tangeman

J.R. Joslin

Ryan Parr

Payson Concrete donation

Payson man on movie board

Craig Triphahn, manager of Payson's Sawmill Theatres, has been elected as treasurer of the Arizona Theater Owners Association.

Pine missionary returns to Kenya

African trip is second for Simone Lake, first for others

As Simone Lake approached the Watuele Baptist Church in Mombasa, Kenya, Africa, she and the five missionaries with her were greeted by all ages of children saying "Jambo" or "How are you?"

Rim Country Compassionate Friends joins candle lighting

Grieving the deaths of children within their families will join tens of thousands of families worldwide.

Humane Society prepares for annual chili supper

The Payson Humane Society has received wonderful donations for the silent auction.

Unofficial results indicate bond, sales tax measures defeated

According to unofficial election results as of Tuesday night, the county bond and sales tax issues were overwhelmingly defeated.