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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?

Argument against thinning

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Area churches invite all to Celebrate the Reason for the Season

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

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Community Almanac

The Soroptimists will have See’s Candies available at special locations this weekend to help with gift shopping in Payson.

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Clubs and Organizations

The Rim Country Chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Society will host Dr. Todd Bostwick as its guest speaker at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 20.

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Elementary students, HSCAZ collaborate on Wall of Hope for animals

The Humane Society of Central Arizona has teamed up with first-graders at Payson Elementary School to design the 2014 Wall of Hope fundraising murals.

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Get a free Christmas tree while they last

The Payson Choral Society and the Mogollon Health Alliance, in cooperation with Walmart Stores, will have free Christmas trees available to help make Christmas more merry for those who might not have been able to buy one.

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Perky, plucky students wow crowd

With bright shiny faces and insider jokes, the Rim Country Middle School chorus wowed the crowd at the school’s Christmas Concert on Dec. 11.

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Author of New York Times best-seller has Rim Country connection

Walk into Beeline Chiropractic and the excitement on office manager Janet Tuer’s face can barely be contained.

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Light the Rim

Thomas Edison’s marketing ploy continues to delight Rim Country residents.

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Neighbors entertaining neighbors

Payson Choral Society stages Christmas classic

In a small town, neighbors entertain neighbors, as the Payson Choral Society did the weekend of Dec. 13-14 with its rendition of “A Christmas Carol.”

Angie bravely battled dragons

We’re all really going to miss Angie Elam.

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Payson DECA attends leadership conference in Anaheim

The local Payson High School (PHS) DECA chapter sent 23 students to the Western Region Leadership Conference where students from 13 western states met to learn about leadership and business.