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No. 1 Horns edge another No. 2

Arissa Paulson fans 17, blasts 2-run HR vs. Cougars; Arianna Paulson then strikes out 17

Top-ranked Payson continued its winning ways on the softball field last week by beating two more highly-ranked opponents.

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Angry pleas for rate hike relief

Residents vent fears, frustrations at corporation commission session

Hundreds of angry water customers jammed a rare Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) meeting in Payson Friday to complain bitterly about steep proposed increases in the water rates for eight Rim Country communities served by Payson Water Com­pany (PWC), formerly owned by Brooke Utilities.

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Budget signed

$9.2 billion plan defers action on CPS, offers small school boost

Gov. Jan Brewer last week signed a $9.2 billion state budget that grew out of a split-the-difference compromise between House and Senate Republicans.

Crandell, Barton have my vote

Knowing full well that in a recent response to Pete Aleshire’s article, “Pending bills could undo local officials’ budget plans” (April 4) ...

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Rim Country Health therapists coach patients on the road to self-sufficiency

Independence is a word rich with implications in thought and deed. For those who want to recover from stroke, a cardiac episode, a fall, a break, or even weakness after pneumonia or an extended illness, independence can mean the taken-for-granted act of getting dressed or the ability to request apple instead of orange juice.

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Payson athletes impressive on Queen Creek track

Knauer, Clawson improve on prelims in 400 finals

Payson’s track team boasted some impressive performances at the Queen Creek Invitational on April 5.

PSWID work questioned

I noticed in the April 8 addition of the Payson Roundup that the Gila County Board of Supervisors awarded a bid to an unknown contractor for $137,915 for refurbishing the main water storage tank in Pine.

Expertise appreciated

I would like to express my sincere thanks to the staff at Anderson Dental and a special thanks to Jay their dental laboratory technician.

Affordable Care Act did not nullify First Amendment rights

A letter that appeared in the April 8 issue is full of lies and misrepresentations of facts regarding hormonal contraception and comes from a purely religious viewpoint.

State budget neglects kids

We certainly don’t envy Gov. Brewer and the legislative leadership making like Solomon and cutting up the baby, with so many urgent needs competing for limited state revenues.

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Challenger blasts state’s priorities

Democrat keys on education, Barton’s remarks about Hitler

Lanny Morrison does not have Jeff Flake’s smile nor Brenda Barton’s hair, but he has experience — lots and lots of experience in areas that affect most citizens every day: health, business, education and family welfare.

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Town’s under-construction park proving popular

Although the dust of development has not even settled on the new park in Star Valley, as crews work on the volleyball courts and horseshoe pits, several groups already want to schedule events.

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FBLA students gear up for end of the year activities

The computer lab that serves as Bud Evans’ FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) headquarters at Payson High School buzzed with activity.

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Star Valley budgets for road work

Projects could cut into town’s reserves

Star Valley residents should expect to see a lot of roadwork underway over the spring and summer.

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A grounded collaboration between schools

“The fourth-graders are asking questions fast and furious,” said Payson High School (PHS) animal sciences teacher David Ruther­ford.

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Minor accident sends woman to hospital

A woman says she crashed her vehicle Thursday afternoon trying to avoid an elk north of Mesa del Caballo.

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Community Almanac

The Payson High School Music Theatre is currently presenting the musical “Footloose.”

Clubs and Organizations

The Payson Area Singles is a social group for men and women of all ages.

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Bring your pets up-to-date on vaccinations

To protect your pet from contagious diseases, keep his essential vaccinations up-to-date. This is important even if your pet is kept mostly indoors.

Barton attack untruthful

A letter writer asserts that (Arizona representative Brenda) “Barton (is) not a true voice for Rim Country majority” (Roundup, April 4) and that she is more interested in advancing her personal philosophical agenda than in helping to resolve problems or initiate beneficial policies or programs.