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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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Pumpkin patch proceeds will go to food banks

Advocates for the community garden have invited the public to come get a Halloween pumpkin and make a donation to area food banks.

Scratching your head over cat scratching?

Furniture scratching. So many people are convinced this is a behavior displayed by cats just for the sheer thrill of destroying the living room sofa or treasured antique chair. If you live with a cat who has turned your upholstery into mere shreds, you’re probably at your wit’s end in terms of whether keeping kitty means abandoning all hope of ever having intact furniture again.

Tradition under the tents

In early September, approximately 35 children and their animals gathered under the tents at the Northern Gila County Fair. For some of them, this was their first experience with a tradition that spans nearly 60 years.

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Sister Act: View from the edge heals old wounds, offers new joys

“Oh. My! This is ... I mean, there’s no way to ever see this in a picture,” said my sister when she saw the Grand Canyon for the first time.

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Don’t let your dog be a deadbeat dad — please neuter

ADOPTION OPTIONS

Whether you’ve recently adopted a dog or you’re considering it, one of the most important health decisions you’ll make is whether to spay or neuter your new pet.

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PetSmart Charities Adoption Weekend Sept. 13-15

ADOPTION OPTIONS

This time of year, a few things are certain: the days get shorter, leaves change color, and kids return to school. But, did you know September may also be the perfect time of year to add a new companion to your home? You can do just that by adopting at the PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend, Sept. 13-15 at your neighborhood PetSmart® store in Payson, located at 400 E. Highway 260.

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Fossil Creek Concepts

Forest Service holding open house on management of Fossil Creek

The Forest Service has finally released seven alternative plans for the long-term management of Fossil Creek — all of which slam the door on road access to the creek from Strawberry.

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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.