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Payson Care Center has new Director of Nursing

Christina Newman is the new Director of Nursing for Payson Care Center.

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Business News and Notes – Dec. 12

• The Rim Country Chamber of Commerce has an opening on its board of directors.

New flu cases rising

This year’s vaccine not as effective, but still recommended

The number of flu cases in Arizona has risen, with the first cases reported in Gila County.

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Latest figures show local economy better than statewide

Sales tax collections growing a bit faster

Rim Country’s economy continues to perk along a little better than the statewide economy, according to the latest financial tracking report from Payson.

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Pine Strawberry School Board has slot to fill

During the November election, three seats on the Pine-Strawberry School Board needed filling, but only two had candidates.

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Payson School Board members sworn in

At a special celebration Monday, Dec. 8, Judge Dorothy Little swore in new Payson Unified School District Governing Board members Angie Prock and Sheila DeSchaaf.

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Gila Community College offering music classes

Gila Community College music instructor Lisa Tan next semester brings a decade of experience teaching music classes at the university level.

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Cute Concert

Such cuteness!

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Can seizing federal lands save state schools?

With the state budget looking grim, talk of wresting land out of federal control to turn it over to the Arizona state land trust has gained traction in the Payson Unified School District (PUSD) boardroom.

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University plan bombshell hits

Contract OK’d as Alliance chair resigns

One bombshell and one move forward.

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Hitting the kids

A 29-year-old Payson man faces a slew of child abuse charges after reportedly slapping around his girlfriend’s children.

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Planning brouhaha

Residents protest plan to loosen access requirements

Despite some residents’ objections, the Planning and Zoning Commission Monday recommended the Payson Town Council increase the number of homes allowed on a cul-de-sac to comply with a model, international fire code.

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Community Almanac

The Payson Salvation Army is in need of volunteers to ring bells for this Christmas season.

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Clubs and Organizations

The Mogollon Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and the Rim Country Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) had the opportunity to present 1,000 copies of the Constitution of the United States to the students of Payson High School Dec. 9, 2014.

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Rim Country pets need a Home for the Howlidays

Help our furry friends get a home for the howlidays.