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Hobnobbing with the Hollywood elite

Payson mom of ‘The Martian’ author attends Toronto premiere

“The hardest part was buying the dress,” said Janet Tuer of her whirlwind red carpet experience in Toronto at the premiere of “The Martian.”

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THE MARTIAN review: ‘It’ll knock your socks off’

It cost $100 million to make.

This time give thanks for smoke

No doubt about it: Smoke’s irritating.

Innovation at the heart of everything ASU is doing

Arizona State University was just named the nation’s Most Innovative University by U.S. News & World Report.

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Defense key to Payson’s 5-1 football start

More Than a Game

An explosive offense has produced plenty of points for Payson’s football team in recent years — but a porous defense has always foiled their playoff chances.

Your neighbors need your help

Once more unto the breach, dear friends.

Basketball deadline today

Friday, Oct. 9 is the deadline to sign up for Payson Parks and Recreation Youth Basketball.

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Longhorns volleyball team excels on the road

For some reason, Payson’s varsity volleyball team plays better on the road.

Lady golfers very busy

September was another action-packed month for the Payson Lady Niners Golf Club.

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Food Bank broke

Realtors launch food drive

The Community Food Bank fund has just $19 left in the coffers, so the Central Arizona Board of Realtors has launched its fall food drive just in time.

Golf match shoot-out

Larry Smith, Oscar Garcia, John Rikala and Herb Sherman teamed up to shoot 188 to win a tight battle for the Payson Men’s Golf Association Four-Man Three-Out-Of-Four Tournament on Sept. 30 at Payson Golf Course.

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Payson water bills delayed

Due to technical difficulties with the United States Postal Service (USPS) processing center in Phoenix, many of the water bills mailed out on Sept. 30, have not been delivered to customers. Upon notification by the USPS, the Town of Payson Water Division re-printed the bills and re-submitted them to the USPS on Oct. 6 for delivery.

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Rim Country hunting creates indelible memories

Outdoors Under the Rim

A couple of weeks ago, my wife Kathy and I attended the annual Pioneer Barbecue held at the Tonto Apache Gym to visit with former students, old friends, and families who had a vested interest in developing this area of the Rim Country.

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Bruised Longhorns face bellicose Bulldogs

Payson hosts Winslow tonight

With the glow of last week’s monumental victory at Lakeside Blue Ridge still shining brightly and another huge Section 1 battle looming in Snowflake next week, tonight’s home game against Winslow presents a big challenge for Payson’s football team.

Tournament slated for Oct. 17

The Payson Rotary Club Foundation presents the Third Annual Rick Heppler Memorial Golf Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 17 at Payson Golf Course.

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Women often need help to escape violent relationships

Intimate Violence

“Maria” never had good luck with men.

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Senior identification program planned by PPD, GCSO and Masonic Lodge

The Payson Police Department, in partnership with the Sy Harrison No. 70 Masonic Lodge and the Gila County Sheriff’s Office, is offering senior citizens identification kits and a GPS tracking bracelet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 10 in the training room at the Payson Police Department at Town Hall.

Gun owners are being suckered

Compelled background checks were never intended to reduce criminal access to firearms. In fact, compelled background checks have never prevented a crime in the history of the planet.

Diane Douglas’ chutzpah

Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas certainly doesn’t lack for confidence! Her recent proposal to “save” public education in Arizona is a worthy goal. Unfortunately, it lacks any chance of success in the real world.

Hear the beep where you sleep

This week the Payson Fire Department is broadcasting the 2015 National Fire Prevention Week theme: “Hear the Beep, Where you Sleep.”