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Rim holidays – Veterans Day (Part One)

Back When

Veterans Day has come down to us as the successor to Armistice Day, commemorating the end of World War I. It was Nov. 11, 1918 when that “war to end all wars” concluded with a signed peace agreement.

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Creekers enjoying all types of outdoor activities

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek is fully into firepits, football and fall foliage. As we near another flip of the page on the calendar, the beautiful weather has lent itself well for all outdoor activity. A ride or a hike up See Canyon on FR284 is quite spectacular with its palette of autumn colors.

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Pine/Strawberry archery event impressive

As a retired public school coach of 37 years and a Payson Roundup and White Mountain Independent sports reporter for close to 30 years, I’ve attended and participated in hundreds, maybe thousands, of athletic events.

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Final burst of fall along the Highline

On an absolutely cracking fall day in mid-October, 18 of us set out from Payson to enjoy one of our favorite hikes — the eastern end of the Highline Trail as it meanders from the Two Sixty Trailhead to the See Canyon Trailhead at Christopher Creek

Imagine a playoff run

More Than a Game

Imagine this. Payson qualifies for the Class 3A state football playoffs with a 5-5 record. The No. 14 Longhorns will do just that with a win in the regular season finale tonight at No. 22 Holbrook (2-6). OK, that seems reasonable enough.

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Rim holidays – Halloween

Back When

Because Rim Country settlers were masters of the practical joke, Halloween proved to be a favorite holiday in Payson. For many years teacher Julia Randall held a small carnival at school for the children to cut pumpkins and display them.

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The quiet of fall slips back into the frantic – temporarily

This past week has been a whirlwind of activity for the Snyder household.

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P-S Fire District needs budget override to maintain services

Rattlin' the Rim

Pine-Strawberry voters have by now received in the mail their early voting ballots for the Nov. 8 election. The vote-by-mail ballots were sent out Oct. 12.

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Are you, like I am, one of those ‘Think Ahead!’ types? 

Your Turn

I have always been someone who takes life calmly, accepting the things we can’t change, but focusing strongly on the ones we can. The result is that I may possibly be the biggest “Think Ahead!” nut on the planet. 

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Who will be in the dog house?

Adoption Options

On Friday, Nov. 4, the Humane Society of Central Arizona will be “impounding” members of our community for a fundraiser.

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Better do your deer hunting homework

Outdoors Under the Rim

The rifle deer season has begun with many youth hunts just finishing the weeklong pursuit of any antlered deer.

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‘The Accountant’: Intricate, interesting thriller

Double Oscar winner Ben Affleck plays a guy suffering from what seems to the audience to be a form of autism. He has a great difficulty communing with other people, but he has a strong affinity for numbers.

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Great fall color around Creek area

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek is certainly no exception when it comes to tout their favorite areas to experience fall colors. Their recommendation is always more spectacular than anywhere else.

Horns host Blue Ridge tonight

More Than a Game

As Payson’s seniors play their final home game against Blue Ridge tonight at 7 o’clock, the formula seems simple enough.

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On the road with a professional bass angler

Outdoors Under the Rim

As much as I loved teaching and coaching, being retired does have its benefits. There is a liberty that allows me to say yes, rather spontaneously when needs arise within the family or with friends.