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Making way for custard

Culver’s demolishes former Pirate’s Cove for new restaurant

Break out the wrecking ball. Crews quickly went to work Monday demolishing the former Pirate’s Cove and miniature golf course near Miss Fitz 260 Cafe.

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Thai Cafe: Same savor, new address

Ayothaya serves up distinctive dishes in Bashas’ shopping center

After five years at the corner of Manzanita Street and Highway 260, Ayothaya Thai Cafe has relocated to a smaller location.

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Kevin Dick earns financial adviser award

Kevin Dick, an independent financial adviser affiliated with Commonwealth Financial Network, has achieved Commonwealth Leaders status for 2016.

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Nonprofits have major economic impact

Arizona’s array of nonprofit groups not only help people — they help the economy, according to a report based on state data.

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Furry Friends in operation for 30+ years

It’s rare that a small business lasts more than a few years these days. But among the business success stories in Payson is Furry Friends. After 31 years, owner Terry Ford still loves coming to work every day at the same quaint location off South McLane Road, near the Humane Society of Central Arizona.

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Jakes Corner celebrates centennial of service in April

It has survived many owners, a fire and a slew of rowdy nights as semi trucks replaced stagecoaches on the one of the main routes to Rim Country.

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Spring cleaning first step in selling your home

Living in Payson

Getting ready to put your home on the market? Start with spring house cleaning.

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Taylor’s adds Pine U-Haul rentals

U-Haul Company of Arizona is pleased to announce that Taylor’s Pine Service Center has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Pine community.

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Finally: New projects proliferate in Rim Country

Shopping complex in Payson, Tonto Basin getting Dollar General

After years with little new construction, the walls have quickly gone up on a new shopping center in Payson.

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Powell Place earns top rating from residents just released its Best of 2016 Awards and Powell Place in Payson was one of the few to make the list.

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Chevron Rim Liquor adds U-Haul to menu

U-Haul Company of Arizona is pleased to announce that Payson Chevron Rim Liquor has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Payson community.

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Payson Tractor Supply donates food for pets

The Tractor Supply store in Payson is donating 94 bags of pet food to feed local shelter dogs and cats.

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Business News and Notes

The February Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce mixer will be held at Anytime Fitness from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26.

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Best of the Rim Winners 2016

We had a great crowd at the Best of the Rim tonight, an estimated 500 plus people came and we all had a wonderful time. Here is the list of the winners in each category. Look for photos, interviews and full information in Friday, February 26th Payson Roundup.

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Telemedicine comes to Rim Country

A telemedicine hookup with medical experts can reduce in-hospital mortality by 26 percent and the length of time spent in the hospital by 20 percent, according to a study published in CHEST, a peer-reviewed medical journal of the American College of Chest Physicians.