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Tribe supports award-winning Payson FFA chapter

The Tonto Apache Tribe has donated $4,060 to the Payson FFA chapter, to help seven top agriculture students attend a national competition.

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County urges vaccines for all students

Extended hours at health department end July 24

School-age children, from preschoolers to college students, need vaccines.

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Gear Up returns to PUSD

The Gear Up program has returned to Payson Unified School District and former Rim Country Middle School physical education teacher Jackie Wallace will serve as the coordinator.

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Familiar face takes over RCMS

Jennifer White will head up Rim Country Middle School as its new principal starting the 2015-16 school year.

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Taking charge of your learning

With the 2015-2016 school year right around the corner, I want to welcome back all the PUSD students and challenge each of them to get the most out our schools so that they can continue to reach their potential.

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JRE principal says supporting teachers supports students

Linda Scoville, the new principal at Julia Randall Elementary, found her passion for education while juggling her time between single parenthood and a job to pay the bills.

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Registration for PHS and RCMS

Registration for Payson High School and Rim Country Middle School students is July 21 through July 24, with classes resuming Monday, Aug. 3.

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GCC offers allied health classes

Rim Country residents can get the basics for a new career in health care with classes this fall at Gila Community College.

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It’s all about the relationships for new PES principal

Gail Milton’s office at Payson Elementary School sports an inviting shade of lavender on the walls.

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New York man charged with making threatening calls to Flagstaff elementary schools

Federal agents arrested Viktor Lisnyak, 29, of Staten Island, N.Y., July 17 on five counts of transmitting threatening communications in interstate commerce.

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Host families for high school exchange students sought

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs, in cooperation with the Payson Unified School District, is looking for local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries: Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy and Japan, to name a few.

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GCC course will explore water use in Rim Country

Water is essential to our lives in Payson, from the moment you wake up and flush — to your final rinse after brushing your teeth before bed — the average Payson resident uses 74 gallons each day.

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GCC to offer dance, piano and photography classes in fall

Find your creative side through movement and music this fall at Gila Community College.

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Sign contest yields a winner

Archaeological field work reportedly completed

Beautifully ambiguous.

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Classes dwindle

No AP physics, chemistry again

For the second year in a row, Payson High School will not offer Advanced Placement physics —nor will it offer AP chemistry. The reason?