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Fall turkey hunt a success for area couple

Outdoors Under the Rim

Early October has so many hunting seasons beginning that it is difficult to keep them all in order.

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It’s time someone explained what science really is

Your Turn

Something that genuinely troubles me as a scientist, and even more as an ex-science teacher, is that so many of our youngsters go all the way through 12 years of school without ever having a science teacher take a moment out to tell them what science actually is.

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Rim Country hunting creates indelible memories

Outdoors Under the Rim

A couple of weeks ago, my wife Kathy and I attended the annual Pioneer Barbecue held at the Tonto Apache Gym to visit with former students, old friends, and families who had a vested interest in developing this area of the Rim Country.

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Music can be surprisingly powerful – Part 2

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It’s amazing what an effect music can have on us. I recently learned that it’s far greater than I ever suspected. I talked about it last week, using the background music in films as an example.

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Rim Country welcomes the changes of autumn

Senior Moments

Say October and what comes to mind? Halloween, of course, when mothers are busy making or shopping for costumes for their little darlings. (Maybe some fathers help with costumes, but I don’t know any.)

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Former NFL kicker’s words carry weight

More Than a Game

I’d heard Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame kicker Nick Lowery was attending last week’s football game between Payson and host Flagstaff.

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Quail season opens today

Outdoors Under the Rim

One of the most popular upland game seasons opens today in Arizona for the shotgun enthusiast who likes to shoot while walking the desert foothills.

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Music can be powerful

Your Turn

It’s amazing how much music has become a part of our lives. It wasn’t always true, but it certainly is today.

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Fall in high country offers many choices for outdoor enthusiasts

Outdoors Under the Rim

The calendar says fall is here, the days are shorter and the early morning temperatures are noticeably cooler.

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Loss reveals Longhorns’ strengths and weaknesses

More Than a Game

It should have been the play everyone remembers.

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The night that World War III began - Part 4

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The Korean War days of the 103rd Aircraft Control & Warning Squadron, Connecticut Air National Guard, began in Groton, Conn., and ended in Iceland.

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The call of the wild is beautiful music

Outdoors Under the Rim

When the bull elk begin to sound off in the Rim Country, one knows that fall is in the air. Not only is autumn approaching, but the elk herd has begun the mating season as bulls loudly declare an interest in gathering a mate.

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The night that World War III began – Part 3

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During the Korean War, I spent three great years in an Air National Guard outfit, but they didn’t start out great. Sergeant Michowski (pronounce it My House Key), an NCO with a brain the size of a pea, ordered the men in the Radio Section to stay outside all day in below freezing weather because there wasn’t room for us in the Radio Shack and he couldn’t think of anything as brilliant as training us in the barracks.

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Spying on September’s spectacular spiders

Senior Moments

Seems like every time I walk through my front or patio door these days, I find myself immersed in spider webs.

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The night that World War III began – Part 2

Your Turn

During the Korean War, I spent three years in an Air National Guard outfit which were some of the best years of my life, but didn’t start out that way.