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Moving forward

Alliance meeting slated to buy university land

The Rim Country Educational Alliance Board is scheduled to meet on Thursday to consider moving forward to purchase two parcels of Forest Service land totaling some 274 acres — 253 acres immediately and another 21 acres in about a year.

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Waterfowl birds can lead you to bass

Rim Country Fishing Report

Good morning, Rim Country anglers. Bass fishing on Roosevelt Lake was called good this past week by local, experienced anglers.

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Spend your FSA funds before end of the year

Scheduling appointments, tests and surgeries can maximize your health benefits

With a little more than two months left in the year, now is the time to check the status of health plan deductibles and schedule necessary appointments, recommended testing and surgeries before Dec. 31.

In truth, we’re just lazy

I have been thinking, about the last few weeks of what has taken place. First we had to go and vote. Next we showed our respect to the veterans that gave up their lives to protect our way of life.

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Anglers catch a bunch of big bass at Roosevelt

It was a beautiful day at Roosevelt Lake on Nov. 8 for the monthly Let’s Talk Fishin’ Tournament, with just enough of a breeze to make the fishing incredible.

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Former Payson High standout athlete delivers ASU-Notre Dame game ball

Julie Popeck Hansen’s 27-plus years of dedication to United Parcel Service earned her the privilege of being the UPS driver chosen to deliver the official game ball to Sun Devil Stadium prior to Saturday’s Notre Dame vs. Arizona State gridiron showdown.

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Youngsters Punt, Pass & Kick their way to titles

Payson-area youngsters represented Rim Country well in the NFL Punt, Pass & Kick sectional competition at Rumsey Park on Nov. 8, winning all seven of the age division championships.

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Senior Circle Calendar of Events: Week of Nov. 17

The Payson Senior Circle, sponsored by the Payson Regional Medical Center, is located at 215 N. Beeline Highway, Payson. To learn more about membership and its programs and benefits, call (928) 472-9290. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon, Friday. Closed holidays.

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Payson Regional Home Health named to the Top 500 of the 2014 HomeCare Elite

Payson Regional Home Health announced Nov. 11 that is has been named to the Top 500 of the 2014 HomeCare Elite, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States.

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State still shorting vocational courses

NAVIT adds career courses, but still excludes freshmen

The Northern Arizona Voca­tional Institute of Technology (NAVIT) has trained Payson students in fire sciences, culinary arts, agricultural sciences, auto-shop, business (DECA and FBLA), construction arts, theater technical arts, nursing and medical assistance, and now they have added cosmetology.

Kaitie’s Closet moves

Kaitie’s Closet has moved. The charity is now at 814 N. Beeline Highway, Suite E, Payson, AZ 85541.

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Home Care and Hospice Month celebrated

Payson Regional Home Health is calling on all Rim Country residents to commemorate National Home Care & Hospice Month throughout November. Payson Regional Home Health also celebrated Home Care Aide Week Nov. 10-16.

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Ask the Pharmacist

I have heard that it is common for people to take medications that they do not need. I want to stop taking some of my medications that I do not think I need anymore. Is it safe to just stop cold turkey?

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Work continues on Beeline Highway north of Sunflower

Expect lane restrictions both day and night for the next two months

Crews continue to make progress on a safety improvement project on State Route 87 between Payson and Phoenix, approximately seven miles north of Sunflower. For the next two months, drivers will face daytime and nighttime restrictions between mileposts 221 and 228.

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Marksmen hit target in annual Turkey Shoot

Annual event awards 44 birds

Tom Franey coats the shaft of his arrows with a bar of soap to make them easier to remove from his target.

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Peripheral vascular disease – causes and treatments

Veins and arteries carry life-giving blood to all areas of the body; easy to forget until they stop working.

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Red Team wins final PMGA event of season

The Red Team beat the Blue Team 9.5-6.5 in the final Payson Men’s Golf Association event of the year on Nov. 5 at Payson Golf Course.

Fishy in the Forest Service

Once again in the Roundup (Nov. 11) Mr. Aleshire outlined the fiasco of 4FRI: Pasco Berliouix helped develop the original 4FRI, his timber company submitted the low bid and kicked in a promise to spend about $500,000 monitoring the environmental impact.

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Community Almanac

Volunteers with Payson Community Kids and others will be constructing the tamales for the big Tamales for Toys event from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19.

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Clubs and Organizations

The Ladies of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, represented by Becky McGuigan (center), recently presented a $500 donation to John Zilisch, president, and Janet Zilisch, treasurer, of Payson Helping Payson (PHP).