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Clubs and Organizations

Gila County Sheriff Adam Shepherd will speak to the Rim Country Republican Club at 11:30 a.m., Monday, Jan. 26.

Senior Moments: Make sure you get a laugh a day for health

Have you had a good laugh today?

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Police searching for robbery suspect

At 2:40 p.m. on Monday, an armed robbery occurred at One Stop convenience store at 400 S. Beeline Highway.

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Love affair with barbecue leads to Susie’s Q

Drive into Payson with the windows down and the divine smell of Susie’s Q Barbecue pecan-smoked meats waft into the car.

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Several businesses slated to re-open

They are well-known businesses, but when they re-open, you might not recognize them.

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These rescuers left hanging

Deputies, volunteers gain vital certification

Hovering over Shoofly, Bill Pitterle willingly threw himself off a helicopter skid. Dangling by a rope over the rocky terrain and several low, ruin walls, the only thing remaining from its once Indian inhabitants, Pitterle unlocked his rappel device and slowly descended, careful not to spin his body below the whizzing rotor blades.

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Library booster snags grant

Carol LaValley’s journalistic expertise and passion for sports is paying huge dividends for the Isabelle Hunt Memorial Library’s children’s programs.

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Violinist and guitarist perform for TCCA

The Tonto Community Concert Association opens the second half of the 2014-2015 season with a duet of violin and guitar.

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Family turns terrible grief into lifesaving generosity

Hellsgate distributes free ATV helmets

After their son died in an ATV accident last year just east of Payson, a Valley family found a way to both honor his memory and hopefully, prevent future tragedies.

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Reforms aired

Gov. Ducey wants civics, more space in charters

Newly inaugurated Gov. Doug Ducey this week promised to reform the state’s schools by shifting more students to the highest performing charter schools, requiring students to pass a civics test and reducing administrative costs.

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District can’t find Spanish teacher

Payson Unified School District board members expressed amazement that the district can’t find a qualified Spanish teacher.

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Gila County assessor making changes

Gila County Assessor Deborah Hughes will change the annual application process for widow, widower and disability exemptions in an attempt to save money by not sending out renewal forms.

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Library Friends host local author

The Library Friends of Payson will have local author Carole Emma Mathewson review her recently published novel, “The Waste of War” Monday, Jan. 19.

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Hashknife event of old returns

Rattlin' the Rim

Although last year’s Hashknife Pony Express ride to Pine was a fiasco, it appears the Holbrook-based group will return on Jan. 28.

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Still a lot of snow – and ice – around Village

The Village

Since we have had more than 14 inches of snow in Tonto Village, there is still snow on the ground, almost unwilling to give up and melt away.