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Low-cost vaccination clinic coming in April

Low-Cost vaccinations will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 12 at Main Street Animal Clinic, 411 W. Main St. in Payson.

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Subtle signs of spring peeking out

It may just be February, but there are subtle signs of spring if you know where to look.

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Medical News & Notes From the Experts

Diabetes describes a disease in which a person has high blood sugar, either because insulin production is inadequate, or because the body’s cells do not respond properly to insulin, or both. It is classified as a metabolism disorder. Metabolism refers to the way our bodies use digested food for energy and growth.

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NEUROPATHY

Pay attention to that ‘pins and needles’ sensation

Just about everyone has experienced that “pins and needles” sensation in their feet and hands. Usually we say our foot/hand has “fallen asleep” because we have rested on it wrong.

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PRMC modifies emergency department for elderly

Hospital director makes changes to make ER more senior friendly

The Payson Regional Medical Center’s service area has a population of about 50,000 people with an average age of 58. So to make visits to the emergency department more comfortable for the aging population it serves, PRMC has made some modifications.

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Tips for cold and flu season

Flu season is reaching its peak in Arizona and around the country. If you have not received your flu shot there is still time.

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Ask the pharmacist

Question: I found some antibiotics in my medicine cabinet that are a year old. Are they still OK to take?

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No doubt about it: That’s one heck of a cabbage

Girl gets $1,000 scholarship for humongous plant

“When I heard I had won, I was like, ‘WAAAA! I must call Mr. Reed,” said Marissa Ormand, winner of Bonnie Plants’ 3rd Grade Cabbage Program.

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Much to celebrate this month

Wow! How did it ever get to be December so soon?

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Holiday bits and pieces

“Our harvest being gotten in, our governor sent four men out fowling so that we might, after a more special manner, rejoice together after we had gathered the fruits of our labors.”

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‘Les Miserables’ coming to Payson next week

DJ'S MUSIC TRIVIA

The Payson High School Theatre Company will present “Les Miserables,” a play (not the musical) adapted for schools by Tim Kelly and from the 1862 French novel by Victor Hugo at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 24; 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 25; and 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26 in the high school auditorium. Admission is $6 for adults and $5 for both senior citizens and students. The play is a Tom Walling production.

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Wall of Hope

Humane Society teams with JRE students to help animals in need

The Humane Society of Central Arizona has teamed up with third- and fifth-graders at Julia Randall Elementary to design the 2013 Wall of Hope fund-raising murals.

Enjoy October’s envigorating air in Rim Country

SENIOR MOMENTS

Helen Hunt Jackson said it best in her poem, “October’s Bright Blue Weather.” Where better to enjoy this stimulating time of year than in Rim Country?

Happy Tails - Adoption Success Story

It has been 395 days since “The Boys,” bonded brothers Big Teddy and Stud Muffin, came to HSCAZ. In addition to being pit bulls, they were large, black, and loud in their kennels.

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Community Garden Harvest Dinner reflects on successes of the season

Two banquet-size tables groaned with the weight of dishes savory and sweet on Saturday, prepared from the bounty harvested from the Payson Community Garden.

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