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Adopt a homeless pet and receive a lifetime of love

These are just a few of the many wonderful pets available for adoption at the Humane Society of Central Arizona, located at 602 W. Wilson Court, just south of Main Street.

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PRESERVATION

Harvest your garden’s bounty now, enjoy later

Rim Country gardens are going great guns these days, so most gardeners are harvesting hand over fist.

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Visiting the big trees

Ever since I can remember I have had a special place in my heart for the very big trees.

Shingles rash gone, pain lingers on

I suffer from premature auricular contractions. I have seen a couple of doctors about it, but none seems to consider them worth discussing. I was told I didn’t need to do anything. I wasn’t given any medicines. Does this deserve more attention?

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Choose a new animal companion

These are just a few of the many wonderful pets available for adoption at the Humane Society of Central Arizona, located at 602 W. Wilson Court.

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Implants revolutionize dental industry

More expensive than dentures, but dentist says implants offer permanent solution

Waiting to replace teeth changes our faces as the bones that anchor them deteriorate.

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Humane Society needs community’s help

During these hot, wet days of the summer monsoon, the animals and staff of the Humane Society of Central Arizona (HSCAZ) thank Rim Country residents for their warm, dry, safe new home.

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Grief and joy on still waters

I stand somber on the shore, listening to the laughter of ghosts.

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Helping your dog weather a storm

Does your pet turn into a scaredy dog during thunderstorms? If so, he’s certainly not alone. Thunderstorm anxiety affects many dogs and can often increase as they age.

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Habitat for Humanity holds applicant workshops

Rim residents interested in applying to own a Payson Area Habitat for Humanity home are asked to attend a series of workshops that start this week.

Far off, now near & wealthy to overflow

“But now in Christ Jesus you, who at one time were far off, have become near by the blood of the Christ. For He himself is our peace ...” Ephesians 2:13.

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Choices aplenty for adventure vacations

Each one of us has different expectations in what we desire in a vacation.

Herpes is not the end of life

I am celebrating my 75th birthday in two months. Up to now, I have had mammograms every year, sometimes every two years. Can I stop?

Things that go ‘snap’ in the night

It’s 1:30 in the morning on a remote ridgetop above the Mogollon Rim, deep in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest.

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No major holidays in August, but lots of fun

August, the month with the royal name, is not very royal at all. It’s lazy and laid-back, time to sit on the front porch (if you have one) or on the patio, sipping lemonade, savoring the garden harvests, or stretching out in the hammock with a good book.