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Blue Ridge beats Payson to keep Longhorns' 3A East volleyball title celebration on hold

Payson’s volleyball team lost a fierce battle at Lakeside Blue Ridge on Tuesday, Oct. 24.

Chamber hopes to boost local shopping with prizes

Hurry, get shopping. This $6,000 giveaway could not be any simpler. Gather all of your receipts from local purchases, including utility bills, and bring them down to the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce on Main Street.

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Rancher says county needs change

Woody Cline says he is running for the District 3 Gila County Board of Supervisors seat to bring about change.

Council approves final loan for pipeline project

The Payson Town Council approved another $11 million loan from the Water Infrastructure Finance Authority of Arizona Thursday. This is the last loan needed to finish the C.C. Cragin pipeline project.

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Arizona polls favor propositions, but Arpaio faltering

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio trails Democratic challenger Paul Penzone by nearly 15 points and propositions that would legalize marijuana and raise the minimum wage lead in the polls.

Pride in Payson day October 28th

Do you have 15 minutes to invest in Payson? On Friday, Oct. 28, town officials want residents to go outside at 10:28 a.m. for 15 minutes to help pick up trash, pick weeds and spruce up the town.

Seeing stars in Star Valley

Where’s the best place in Rim Country to see stars? Well, Star Valley, of course. So the Rim Astronomy Club would like to make star parties a regular feature at the B. Diane McDaniel Community Park in Star Valley by donating a permanently fixed telescope and protective dome to the park.

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Artists create mural for Elks

You don’t have to drive up to the Mogollon Rim to check out the great view anymore. Local artists recently completed a mural in the entrance of the Elks Lodge, 1206 N. Beeline Highway, that looks so much like the view from the Rim, you just might fall off the edge.

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Senate candidates debate health care

Junk it. Fix it. That summarizes the difference between Senator John McCain and challenger Ann Kirkpatrick, in an expensive race that could determine which party controls the U.S. Senate. The two candidates clashed sharply on health care reform, specifically the Affordable Care Act.

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Karen Peterson wins 10th straight Club Championship

Karen Peterson retained her crown as the Payson Women’s Golf Association queen by claiming her 10th consecutive PWGA Club Championship at Payson Golf Course. She shot a three-round gross 244 to win the prestigious event held Oct. 3-4 and 11.

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Longhorns swat Yellow Jackets 30-7

Korben White knelt down and pulled up a few blades of grass as he walked off the Payson High football field following a game for the last time.

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Spikers keep rolling

Can wrap up region title tonight

Delaynee Bowman couldn’t contain the tears. Sammi Sokol experienced the same emotions as the two Longhorns played their final volleyball game at Wilson Dome on Thursday night.

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Alzheimer's is . . .

Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia; it causes problems with memory, behavior and thinking. Worsening over time, the disease eventually is terminal and unfortunately to date there is no cure.

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Help with Medicare Open Enrollment

Fall Open Enrollment in Medicare is from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, 2016 and it’s the time of year when people with Medicare can make unrestricted changes to their coverage options.

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Tips to cope if election 2016 is stressing you out

Facing one of the most adversarial contests in recent history and daily coverage of the presidential election that dominates every form of mass media, 52 percent of American adults report that the 2016 election is a very or somewhat significant source of stress

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Fire at Payson High School

Students were evacuated from Payson High School and Payson Center for Success Thursday afternoon after a brush fire started between the two schools. The report of a tree on fire came in just before lunch.

Election poem

TYPES OF PEOPLE There are people motivated by hate and fear. There are others motivated by love and hope. Those who profess to be Christians, Should remember which they are When they vote. Bob Hershberger

It's time for a change

tion has turned into a boxing match to the point that the candidates have blocked all chances of giving us any plans to address the serious issues we are facing today. So you need to do your own due diligence. Research your candidate!

No on Proposition 205

Editor: Before we decide on the merits of allowing small amounts of marijuana to be legally sold in Arizona, it might be wise to review others’ past history.

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Ramble through fall

Fall in central Arizona is always magical. Reds, yellows and oranges can be found, but as a hiker, I must hunt out the nicest spots for fall color. Bear Canyon Lake is one of those spots for yellow.