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More about thinking; or rather, ‘Oh, I DIDN’T think.’

Your Turn

A month back we talked about people who use the phrase, “Oh, I thought that ... (fill in the blank).” We came to the conclusion that most of the time they really mean, “Oh, I DIDN’T think.” I mentioned that I cringe when I hear a sentence start that way, and we talked about a few of life’s happy events that created that cringe.

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Big events around Tonto Village this weekend

The Village

A big weekend is about to start in Tonto Village. The Vietnam veterans motorcycle group will be camped out in the forest near the Village over the weekend.

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Recent fires have residents on edge

Rattlin' the Rim

Even the newest of Pine-Strawberry residents recognize the sights and sounds of the twin-engine Forest Service spotting plane that flies over the two towns almost daily during the summer months.

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Volunteers help with neighbor’s home

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek showed its true colors again this past weekend. It may happen elsewhere, but it happens regularly here in the Creek.

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Characters Under the Mogollon Rim – Bert Slater, Part 1

Back When

Bert Slater was the “spry and friendly” fellow who published the first Payson Roundup and made his mark locally not only as a gatherer of news, but also as a Rim Country poet.

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Political shuffle

Evans runs for supervisor; Hughes, Swartwood face off

After four terms, Kenny Evans has said he will not run for Payson mayor again.

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Poacher killed elk near Pine

Game and Fish seeking information on illegal killing

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is seeking the public’s help in finding those responsible for the illegal killing of a yearling elk found in the Strawberry area on or about Sunday, May 22.

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The power of red

Blood red landscape defines Southwest

Converging lines.

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Unexpected flowers, mind-blowing views

Our group of 18 braved the threat of rain on May 17 to head north just past Strawberry to the large dirt parking lot that sits on the left side of Highway 87 northbound just before mile marker 273.

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Boy becomes a bouncy, bouncy hero

Eight-year-old Jestin Frost courageously saved a little 2-year-old boy when the bouncy house they played in at the Color Run started losing all its air.

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Adventure Club event raises $5,000 for student travel

Principal of Rim Country Middle School Jennifer White threw another great Color Run to support student travel.

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Memorial Day ceremonies planned in Rim Country

Observances stretch from Sunday to Monday

Rim residents and visitors are invited to attend several special Memorial Day ceremonies planned this weekend.

Beeline highway re-opened after gunman opens fire on motorists

A man is in custody after reportedly opening fire on motorists on State Route 87 near Shea Boulevard Tuesday night.

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OMG: Kids without cellphones!

Middle School concert a delight

To end its year, the Rim Country Middle School Choir held its own concert on May 16.

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Two critically injured on motorcycle

Crash took place on deadly turn north of Pine on Saturday

Two people were flown to the Valley Saturday after their motorcycle crashed head-on with a vehicle north of Strawberry.

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Club donates trees to Payson

For the second year, the High Country Garden Club has donated an Autumn Blaze Red Maple to the Town of Payson Parks Department.

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Time Out honors crucial volunteers

Kerry Rawsthorne, Bob Watson named Woman & Man of Year

Time Out held its annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon under sunny skies at Rumsey Park Sunday, May 15.

Community Almanac

The Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane Rd., has the months of June and July packed with activities for Rim Country youngsters.

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The bull rider’s best friend

Offhand courage and broken bones; all in a day’s work

Some people call them rodeo clowns.

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Smoke from forest fires to reduce visibility on Interstate 17 near Flagstaff

Motorists advised to use caution in burn areas

Motorists traveling on Interstate 17 and State Route 87 in northern Arizona are likely to see smoke over the next week from three fires burning in the Coconino National Forest.