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Impact of chance events amazing Part II

Your Turn

Last week I talked about a few of the events in my life that looked terrible, but turned out to be lucky breaks.

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Preparations started long ago for PHS football players

More Than a Game

High school football practice officially began on Monday.

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Local economy on the upswing

DJ's Music Trivia

Things are getting better. At last.

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How chance events affect our lives

Your Turn

More than once I have compared my life to the downhill roll of a ball in a pinball machine. Down the slope it goes, rolling calmly and quietly, seemingly headed for a few dull, predictable minutes before it drops into the ball return.

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AZGFD plans to purchase more Florida-strain bass

Rim Country Fishing Report

Good morning Rim Country anglers. The fifth meeting of the Gila County Round Table and AZGFD was held this past week. Lots of good information was received on actions taken to date and future plans to improve fishing at Roosevelt Lake.

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With fall hunting season nearing, it’s time to get in shape

Outdoors Under the Rim

The results from the Arizona Game and Fish Department lottery drawing for deer, turkey, sheep and fall javelina are available on the Internet by typing azgfd.gov and following the directions posted. Elk and antelope tags have already been determined and the lucky hunters now have those precious permits in their hands for the 2014 season.

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Fishing in Rim Country priceless

Outdoors Under the Rim

A weekend in the Rim Country or the White Mountains to a Valley resident is priceless with the chance to cool off, maybe get drenched by a summer monsoon storm, and catch a fighting rainbow.

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Mother Nature on stage at last concert

DJ's Music Trivia

Two big thumbs up to the Payson Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department for again providing Rim Country music lovers with another entertaining summer outdoor concert series.

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Expect the unexpected in travel – Part 2

Your Turn

Last week we talked about being unprepared for rude shocks as a part of traveling to other lands. It’s true, and although I never gave it a thought until I donned a uniform, being in the military is like going to another land. And the rude shocks can be just as bad.

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The wings of eagles dazzle

DJ's Music Trivia

In the early spring of this year, during the second week of April to be exact, two little kids were born at Woods Canyon Lake. Well, technically, it might be more accurate if I said two little eaglets were hatched.

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To prepare for travel expect the unexpected

Your Turn

There are some things we just cannot prepare for. Why? Because people — you, me, everyone — are “experts” as long as we stay home, but when we travel? Sorry!

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A shaggy dog tale of the osprey and the wolf

Travels With Lobo

The shrill whistle cut through soft lapping of Woods Canyon Lake on the forested shore. I looked up, as I stepped over a gnarly ponderosa pine root.

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Late July the perfect time to pick blackberries in Rim Country

Outdoors Under the Rim

By the third week in July it is the time to start picking blackberries from your favorite patch. Residents who have picked in previous years know when to make that first trip with bucket in hand.

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Remembering coach Jerry Daniels

Commentary

I didn’t know Jerry Daniels in 1971 when I enrolled in “Theory of Coaching Football” at Arizona State University.

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When weather reigned in song

DJ's Music Trivia

The long-awaited monsoon season is here. And boy, what a relief it is for our parched land and thirsty vegetation.