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The roar of summer fun in the distance

The Village

Another quiet week in the Village … but wait a few more weeks and our little hamlet will be buzzing with quads and dune buggies. Who said you needed sand? Mud is just fine.

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As Bette Davis once said, getting old is not for sissies – Part 2

Your Turn

Last week we talked about Bette Davis’ comment on aging, including how tired you can get at times.

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Celebrations all around the Creek

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek crossed the vernal equinox last Friday without any problem that we have heard.

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Community Almanac

There is a one-day “Stuff the Truck” Food Drive taking place until 4 p.m. today, Friday, March 27 at the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store, 1000 S. Beeline Highway.

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Clubs and Organizations

If you are age 60 or older and are wondering what to do with your old softball glove and bat and want some fun and exercise, come join the Payson Cougars men’s senior softball team.

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Think twice before getting an Easter pet

With St. Patrick’s Day behind us and Easter just around the corner, we’re reminded that this is a time of year to celebrate, and what better way to celebrate than to give your loved ones gifts.

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The Basics #6 – Do you really need a winch?

Jeepin’ in Rim Country

Today we are going to talk about winches, and whether or not you really need one.

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Payson losing principals

By the end of the 2014/15 school year, Payson Unified School District will lose 50 percent of its principals — Rob Varner and Asa Hall.

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Payson makes offer to 3rd town attorney candidate

Maybe the third time is the charm for the Town of Payson as it makes an offer to another town attorney.

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Gila trout finally coming home

Biologists plan to rid a three-mile stretch of Haigler Creek of non-native fish

The once-endangered, still-threatened Gila trout may soon return to Rim Country.

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Hikers helped out of canyon near Young

Rescuers helped a group of hikers out of a canyon south of Young Sunday after they were late making it home.

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County, Little Stinker attempt to negotiate

The county’s efforts to get the Pine property on which the Little Stinker operation is located cleaned have moved from the hearing arena to negotiation.

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Payson High Varsity Sports Schedule

The spring sports schedule for all Payson High varsity teams.

Man sentenced for stealing prescription order forms

A 24-year-old former Payson football player and Hotshot firefighter will serve 18 months of probation and a weekend in jail for stealing prescription order forms and writing out a prescription to himself for pain pills. David Jesse James Carlen pleaded guilty to criminal trespass and possession of a narcotic drug, saying he makes no excuses for his actions and is sorry for all those that he hurt.

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Payson council appoints Connell to Alliance board

The Payson Town Council replaced outgoing Rim Country Educational Alliance Chair Mary Kastner Thursday with one of their own.