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Senior Circle Calendar of Events: May 5

Senior Circle is located at 215 N. Beeline Hwy., (928) 472-9290. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday and from 9 a.m. to noon, Friday.

Beware global warming deniers

The key position in Mr. Wescott’s letter to the editor (4/24/2015) “Thoughts on climate change” is:

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Smash Sisters clobber the ball

“Home runs are actually mistakes,” said Payson High softball coach Curtis Johnson.

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Heroin epidemic can also claim ‘the girl next door’

The rising number of heroin arrests and overdoses in Payson has revealed a startling truth: The heroin addict in Payson could well be the girl next door.

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Only state championship will satisfy this team

Powerful hitters, flawless fielding support superstar pitcher

After two months of beating opponents silly, one of the best teams in Payson softball history is four wins from being able to call itself the best ever.

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Longhorns clinch 3rd section title

Payson beat host Globe 17-0 in six innings on Wednesday to wrap up the best regular season in program history and a third consecutive section championship.

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Community Almanac

The 21st Annual Payson Wildlife Fair is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, May 9 at Green Valley Park.

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Clubs and Organizations

The Rim Country Classic Auto Club (RCCAC) holds its monthly meetings at 6:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at Tiny’s Family Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260 in Payson.

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Month of May is nature’s gift to the Rim Country

Our days are growing longer! No more getting up in the dark and cold.

Relay for Life to be held Saturday at high school track

This year, rather than being held in June, the Rim Country’s Relay for Life will be from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, May 9 at the Payson High School track.

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Softball State Tournament Schedule

Division 3 Softball State Championship schedule

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Payson police officers pitch in to celebrate Special Olympics

The annual Special Olympics Torch Parade, led by Payson law enforcement officers, starts at 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 6 at Chapman Auto Center, travels south on Highway 87 and ends at Western Village.

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P/S archers aim for nationals

Fueled by the same junkyard dog mentality that lifted the Pine Strawberry School archery team to the National Archery in Schools Program state championship, team members have almost earned the more than $10,000 they need to travel May 7 to May 10 to Louisville, Ky. for the National Championship Tournament.

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It’s all on the line

One dream rises from the ashes of frustration and denial.

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New principals hired

But teachers leaving in droves

Payson Unified School District Superintendent Greg Wyman now has his full leadership team in place for the upcoming school year, although teachers continue to leave the district.

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Stocking fishery-saving gizzard-gobbling bass

The Arizona Game and Fish Department recently released 40,000 Florida-strain bass fingerlings into Roosevelt Lake in an ongoing effort to restore the once-world-class bass fishery there.

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ATV rollover mars charity event

For the first time in its seven-year history, the annual Lorraine Cline Poker Run had a mishap.

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Compassion on a dirt road

This year, the success of the Lorraine Cline Memorial Poker Run exceeded all expectations — even the weather chipped in.

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Esteemed Arizona historian and author entertains Payson May 2

Marshall Trimble, Arizona’s Official State Historian and author, will entertain us with “Trimble’s Tales” from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, May 2 at the Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane Road. The public is cordially invited to this free event hosted by the Library Friends of Payson. Light refreshments will be served.

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Softball team smashes Payson’s season-win record

The Longhorns made history on Tuesday, beating host Fountain Hills 18-0 for their 30th softball win of the season, breaking the school record of 29 victories set in 2013 and matched last season.