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Rose Lesnick celebrates 100th birthday

Rose Lesnick turned 100 Nov. 28, 2014 surrounded by friends and family coming from as far away as Northern California.

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New code officer enforcing sign ordinance

If you are a business owner, you may have already met Jason Larson, the town’s new code compliance specialist tasked with enforcing everything from business signage to overgrown yards.

Argument against thinning

I have visited ponderosa pine forests throughout the West, including in the Coconino National Forest.

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Longhorns rout Mustangs 54-25 in girls basketball

It didn’t take the Longhorns long to get rolling on Monday night.

Savor a Payson Christmas

Small town Christmas — special small town Christmas, I think. Here in the mountains high above the big city, warmth has a meaning far beyond temperature.

Waylon Pettet wins title

After winning the Payson Parks and Rec regular season co-ed volleyball championship, Waylon Pettet Insurance went out and left no doubt who’s best by winning the league tournament.

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Squirrel suspected in service outage

Technology blackout drives Rim Country residents nuts

All it took was one break and most of Rim Country was without phone, TV and Internet service for much of Tuesday, crippling businesses and leaving subscribers wondering how this could happen.

An answer to state’s legal dilemma re: education

Yesterday at a meeting of our local chapter of Saving Arizona Revenue, Children And State Money — members Pat, Brenda and Shirley (not their real names ... they prefer to work anonymously) came up with a great solution ...

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Mogollon rallies past Payson

Big 4th quarter helps D4 Mustangs upset Longhorns

Payson’s boys basketball team needed a win in its home opener against Heber Mogollon on Monday night.

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4FRI thinning project lurches into motion

In a major step forward for the best hope of protecting Northern Arizona communities from wildfire, Good Earth Power AZ, LLC (GEPAZ) signed a lease to build a small-tree lumber mill on a 37-are parcel in Williams.

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Cunninghams top Avid Angler Division

Victor and Debra Cunningham caught 10.22 pounds of fish to win the Avid Angler Division of the Let’s Talk Fishin’ Tournament at Roosevelt Lake on Dec. 6.

Unexpected kindnesses

It has been said many times before in this spot — the Rim Country is blessed with more generous individuals and organizations — as well as businesses and governmental entities — than can be counted.

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A white Rim, but Payson just gets wet

After the midweek storm that hit the Rim Country, the Rim glowed white in the morning light Thursday, but will it stay?

Out of touch

What did we ever do without cell phones and Internet?

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Season’s greetings well-intentioned

DJ's Music Trivia

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! The little phrases so commonly used at this time of the year.

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Some ancestors had great humor Part 2

Your Turn

Last week I wrote that I happened to look up someone mentioned in a humorous way in a story I read. His name was Sydney Smith, an Anglican minister born in England in 1771. I didn’t think I had found someone likely to say anything very funny.

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Weekend’s weather creates winter wonderland

Tonto Village has had its first snowfall on Saturday afternoon. First there was rain, and then it suddenly turned to snowflakes.

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First combined holiday event a hit

Rattlin' the Rim

Those pesky squirrels, so abundant in the Rim Country, apparently like fiber-optic cables as well as they do the fruit off my apple and apricot trees.

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First snow of season a delight at Creek

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek got a taste of early winter weather over the weekend with another three-quarters inch of rain overnight last Friday.

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Area churches invite all to Celebrate the Reason for the Season

Following is a schedule of Christmas services planned at area churches.