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Rim Country Health therapist knows benefits of MFR

Laura Riley is one of three Rim Country Health employees providing Myofascial Release therapy. She is an advocate for the treatment because she has benefited from it.

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A living testament to MFR treatment

Martha Bonnette is an amazing living testament to the benefits of Myofascial Release therapy.

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Who needs a hip replacement?

Hip replacement is an operation in which a damaged hip joint is removed and replaced with an artificial joint. There are many medical conditions that can damage the hip joint.

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Mountain bike advocates scope out Rumsey for trails

The folks from the Rim Country Mountain Bike Association planned to scope out trails around Rumsey Park yesterday, July 25.

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Payson commission approves tire shop

The Planning and Zoning Commission gave the go ahead for a tire repair shop along the Beeline Highway.

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Cruise has it all: Thirsty bighorns, violent volcanoes

So a lovely lady, three wildlife biologists and an old geologist ginger step into a boat — that is to say a 20-foot pontoon craft.

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Thinning may cut greenhouse gas

Method may generate money for restoration

Thin a forest.

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Community Almanac

A new Payson Swing Band appears from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5 at the Payson Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main St., to entertain during the church’s monthly “First Friday” open house. 

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Prepared for the worst

Schools update disaster planning

Once again, Susan Campbell, emergency preparedness coordinator for the Payson Unified School District, has presented better emergency plans for the district.

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Sun Devils come early to Tontozona

Way back when, Arizona State University’s football team started holding its preseason practices at Camp Tontozona near Christopher Creek to escape the demands of technology — including television, telephones and the endless distractions likely to keep the team from bonding and focusing.

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Local candidates gather at chamber

Many local candidates showed up at a recent Rim Country Chamber of Commerce meeting to introduce themselves to business leaders in the community.

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Four days and 1,000 miles by rail on a ‘prisoner chase’ – Part 2

Your Turn

The first thing the 19-year-old basic trainee deserter did when Eddie Morgan and I got him seated in our compartment and the train started rolling was look at my drill instructor’s badge and say, “DI, you ain’t never gonna get me back to that base! I’ll take out both of you.”

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Cyclist blows past challenges to defend title

As much as last year’s Mountain Bike National Championship meant to Cypress Gorry, this year’s crown may be even more special to the 2012 Payson High graduate.

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Pirch turned Payson into ‘Wrestling Capital’

The coach who turned Payson into “The Wrestling Capital of Small Town America” has been inducted into the inaugural Payson High School Hall of Fame.

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Get kids hooked on fishing courtesy

Life on the Fly

Occasionally, my grandsons decide that they want to keep a couple trout to eat, and I suspect to show off their catch to grandma too.

Star Valley haggles

Gotta give Star Valley credit: They know how to haggle.

The laugh’s on us

Our Humor Me Theater Troupe has produced and staged melodramas, improv, The Hometown Country Radio Show and family comedy for all of Rim Country, performing for the schools, churches and we even put on the 125th Payson Anniversary Melodrama for the city.

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Pine library seeks community’s help

Rattlin' the Rim

In the July 15 Rattlin’ the Rim, I encouraged Payson High School’s prospective football players to participate in a preseason training camp to be held July 18-22 on the school’s campus.

We need a roundabout

I love roundabouts. The intersection in Payson that screams for a roundabout is McLane and Longhorn.

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Characters under the Mogollon Rim – John Henry Thompson, Part 2

Back When

After filling the unexpired office of the late Glenn Reynolds, John Henry Thompson was elected on his own in 1890 as sheriff of Gila County, and in June he and Carrie moved to Globe.