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Baseball team bounces back to beat Lobos in 10

PHS No. 4 in power rankings

Payson High’s baseball team faced a big challenge.

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Education expert David Garcia swinging through Payson

A local Arizonan, David Garcia, born and raised in the state and a product of its public schools, has decided to throw his hat into the candidate ring for Superintendent of Public Instruction.

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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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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.

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Officer hurt

DPS cop, wife in stable condition after motorcycle crash in Payson

Department of Public Safety Det. Terry Phillips and his wife are recovering after a motorcycle accident this weekend that nearly claimed their lives.

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‘Footloose’ – A trifecta of talent

Students tackle acting, singing AND dancing in latest production

“Not many high schools tackle a show this complex,” said Thomas Walling, lead director for the musical after opening night.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Elk, pronghorn antelope draw results now available

The draw results for Arizona’s 2014 elk and pronghorn antelope big game hunts are now available at https://az.gov/app/huntdraw/home.xhtml. Scroll down to the “View results and bonus points” link or call (602) 942-3000 and select option two.

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Athletes endure wind, cold at Chuck Hardt Co-Ed Relays

The temperature was in the low 40s.

Lioness Club says thanks

The Enchanted April afternoon tea and fashion show was fabulous! The community was great in attendance and support.

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Spring is busting out in the Creek

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek warmed up this week. The dab of snow a week ago didn’t leave but two-tenths in the rain gauge. Tomato seedlings are two inches high, tulips have bloomed, as has the pear tree. House wrens have settled in the birdhouses and are serenading in the early mornings.

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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.

Article an eye-opener

“Pending bills could undo local officials’ budget plans” — This article by Mr. Aleshire was an eye-opener ...

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.