Thousands of Corvette lovers on Saturday flocked to the Chapman Auto Center to ooh and ahh at nearly 100 corvettes line up in all their gleaming glory. Members of the Rim Country Corvettes meet regularly to share their passion for the General Motors sports car first unveiled in 1953.
John has always dreamed of owning his own ice cream shop: Homemade cookie dough, cake batter, vanilla and chocolate would be the flavors of the day. For years, he puts the dream off. First it is college, then it is business school, and then it is his boring, desk job.
With volunteers dwindling, BBBS celebrates impact of those who give of themselves
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Payson honored its high school and community matches last week during its annual Big Event at Chaparral Pines. The event is the highlight of the year for many matches, who dress up in glittery garb and dine on the roast beef buffet, toast Shirley temples and indulge in an all-you-can-eat ice cream bar in the stately clubhouse.
The Gila County Mounted Posse’s annual fund-raiser drew an enthusiastic, albeit smaller crowd, to the Oxbow Saloon in Payson Saturday. The group’s Vice Commander Gary Chitwood said while the turnout wasn’t as good as last year’s event, it was still a success.
The May Chamber Mixer will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, May 16 at Chitwood’s Cabinets, 812 N. Beeline Highway.
Dominion Real Estate Partners honored Payson licensed owner managers Tad and Bonnie Neal and Susan Slenk for having the second highest volume and transactions closed last year.
Little Caesars Pizza has a new owner. This is Michael Cooks fifth Little Caesars store. Cook, who lives in Globe, owns Little Caesars in Globe, Pinetop, Show Low and Taylor. He has been a franchisee since 2001.
Pine couple starts home watch service
With upward of 75 percent of homes in the Pine-Strawberry area being second or vacation properties, many sit empty for months on end, a target for thieves.
The Loyal Order of the Moose meetings are at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. The Women of the Moose meet at 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month.
Payson High School’s first-ever state softball championship has slipped out of the Lady Longhorns’ grasp. The title squirted away May 10 at Rose Mofford Field in Phoenix, where the Winslow Bulldogs ran roughshod over PHS, winning the state semifinal showdown 14-4 in a game truncated after five innings on the 10-run rule.
Payson High senior speedster Morgan Chilson etched her way into school record books by winning two gold medals at the Division III state championships. Competing May 10 and 11 at Mesa College, Chilson — whose father Ty was a state champion sprinter in the mid-1980s — was first in the 100 meters in a personal record 12.55. In the preliminaries, she qualified with a first-place time of 12.72.
A Payson High School golf team that dominated opponents most of the regular season couldn’t continue it blitzkrieg in the Division III state tournament, finishing a disappointing sixth place. Playing May 10-11 at Antelope Hills near Prescott, Payson’s final team tally of 632 was well off the pace of the state champion Valley Christian that easily won the title with a 596.
Golf can be great fun and rewarding. But it can be even more fun and rewarding if play is for an admirable cause like the 2013 Elks Clothe-A-Child benefit set for Saturday, July 6, at Payson Golf Course.
Longhorns’ bid for championship ends at semifinals
While a 13-3 Division III semifinal tournament loss to Tucson Empire was heartbreaking for Payson High coaches and players, there is much solace in knowing the team finished as one of the top four in the state, compiled an impressive 20-10 record and will return next season loaded for bear, losing only Gunner Goodman to graduation.
Gila County officials have issued a desperate call to arms in hopes residents will appeal to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) not to abandon a highway project on a deadly stretch of road. Faced with the loss of local gas tax money and federal funding, ADOT has come up with three versions of its five-year plan for highway improvements.
We need a plan that is going to work for the future. Two years ago my monthly water rate doubled, and the 3,000-gallon minimum was going to be the way to fix the problems with the water system.
Education is memorization of facts. Personal assumptions without facts are opinions. A post on the Internet is temporary. The written word if forever.
What professional educator would want to be an administrator, teacher or coach in the Payson Unified School District (PUSD)? Seemingly indiscriminate terminations, reductions in force, and now transfers that are difficult to justify and/or understand, undermine the morale of employees.
I am in absolute agreement with Mr. Liesener’s letter, in the May 3 edition, regarding the return to a faith-based life in the United States.
Over 50 women and men attended the first Women’s Rights are Human Rights Film Festival Saturday, April 27. Presented by the local Payson Amnesty International group, the documentary film festival highlighted the challenges women and girls face around the globe.