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Mentoring brings medical students to Rim

Future physicians from Arizona, California and Tennessee have spent the summer in Payson learning about rural medicine as part of several mentoring programs.

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Garden harvest helps food banks

Guests to the Payson Community Garden these days ooh and ahh over the lush foliage. Gardeners have received e-mails from Glen McCombs, owner of the Plant Fair Nursery in Star Valley, congratulating everyone on how well everything looks.

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Join us at the movies for ‘Despicable Me 2’

Looking for a fun and entertaining activity to beat the heat? The Humane Society of Central Arizona is partnering with Sawmill Theatres for a special showing of “Despicable Me 2.”

Red Cross responds to five fire-related emergencies

The American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter has responded to five wildfires in the past month, providing assistance to hundreds of people across Arizona.

Music mirrors changes for every generation

If 40 years ago Bob Marley thought the world was spinning with change, one has to wonder — if he were alive today, what would his thoughts be of this generation’s exponential change?

Some books really make you think, Part II

The books mentioned in the first part of this column were “Evader” by Jack Newton and “Home Run” by John Nichol and Tony Rennell. Both are tense, exciting books about allied airmen escaping via “lines” run by Dutch, Belgian and French civilians.

Rain welcome, but still watching for fires

Christopher Creek finally got some rain ... several good ol’ big ones. Leo will tell you that we’ve had a little over five inches thus far and that’s a good start. The apples are plumping up from the rain and the trees are really loaded.

Visit to museum is a trip in time

The P/S Historical and Archaeological Society thanks everyone who came out and supported the ice cream social fund-raiser last Saturday.

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Knoll Lake offers a cool, solitary retreat

The Mogollon Rim rises more than 1,000 feet above the general landscape with rock cliffs that form a plateau of thousands of acres of dense conifer forest.

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Rim blackberries are ripe

By about the third week in July, the first crop of blackberries are beginning to ripen on the vine and these bushes will continue to produce berries through the Labor Day weekend. So it is time to start exploring some of the old haunts to see which canyon has the ripest and best fruit. There are numerous locations under the Rim that have berry patches, but most of them are off the beaten path.

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Donations a blessing and a necessity for shelter

The Humane Society of Central Arizona is its own, private 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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Still time for summer travel

Many of us wait until the last minute to plan for a vacation. Suddenly, time has slipped away and before you know it the good weather months are passing by.

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A couple of months ago my husband and I went on a day drive up to Jerome, Ariz. to show our friends this well known former copper town that once was the fourth largest city in Arizona.

Smoking isn’t only cause of emphysema

What is the purpose of making all Coumadin users make a separate trip to a nurse for having their blood checked?

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Grill up flavor

Every big, juicy steak deserves to be seasoned with an equally big, bold flavor.