Thanks to those who attended listening tour

Gila County School Superintendent Linda O’Dell would like to thank everyone who attended Arizona School Superintendent Diane Douglas’ public meeting on Thursday, June 4.

Flag Day in the U.S.

People across the United States celebrate Flag Day on June 14 each year to honor the United States flag and to commemorate the flag’s adoption.

Civil War group formed in Flagstaff

The General U.S. Grant Camp No. 3 is currently being formed in Flagstaff, Ariz. and will serve those who reside in northern Arizona.

Thanks to all who helped me

I was with Don Evans on May 28 when we were riding on my RZR to Doll Baby.

Music was marvelous

A great big thanks to the Tonto Community Concert Association for our last season of entertainment.

Broken system still in search of true justice

Brady Ray Acuff, a child molester, says the judge ought to take into account what a great role model he was for his girlfriend’s 13-year-old daughter — that is before he molested and raped the child.

Fire department launches Red Tag/Green Tag Program

The Red Tag/Green Tag Program was created with the intention of creating awareness to the property owner of items that they could easily accomplish that would greatly increase the survivability of their property due to the devastating effects of wildland fire.

Touched by the support for Mason

The Rock of Ages Lutheran Church Rummage and Bake Sales on Saturday, May 16 and 23 were a huge success thanks to the Payson community.

Children need help

We would like to invite you to support the children of Payson Community Kids with your generous contribution as a “sponsor” for our Third Annual Chair-ish Payson’s Kids 2015 event. This year we are featuring “Festival of Furniture and other Fine Things.”

People at their worst

Evidently the author of the recent editorial on the Voden case did want this to be a debate about gun control, but attempted to deflect it with the comment about not wanting it to be.

Wanting the unattainable

I believe most Arizonans want adequately funded schools for our youth, safe and efficient highways, prisons that work fairly and safely for staff and inmates, a child welfare system that protects and nurtures the most vulnerable people in our state, and a “safety net” so citizens who are unable to adequately care for themselves have proper food, shelter and guidance so they can hopefully live a better life in the future.

Forest Service gives us hope

The solid progress on thinning the watershed draining into the C.C. Cragin Reservoir gives us cause for hope.

Memorial Day 2015

A heartfelt and sincere thank you to all who attended one or more of our four Memorial Day events this past Memorial Day weekend.

Local mental health service vital

Thank you for the article on May 26 about mental health, addiction and the wonderful efforts of Southwest Behavioral in working with this population.

We need to pay attention

The Arizona Clean Elections Act gives some protection to the citizens from elections being controlled by those who can afford to exert more financial influence on the outcomes and beyond. It seeks to level the playing field so that anyone who wishes to serve has a chance to run in these highly money-dominated elections.