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Lots of rain blessed the Christopher Creek area this past weekend

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek got some rain last Friday. Then we got some more rain. And then we got still even more rain. We were “gauge-watching” early that morning starting out with a quarter of an inch and then half-inch.

Cruel system neglects kids

Arizona continues to hack away at its fiscal nose to spite its cruel face.

Stinking of hypocrisy

There are three things in the world that deserve no mercy, hypocrisy, fraud, and tyranny. Frederick William Robertson

Americans are right to worry about insurance quality

Of all their concerns about health care, Americans are most worried about whether they can afford their insurance. That’s the key finding from a new Morning Consult survey of over 20,000 people.

Fighting fake news

Editor: I would like to applaud Pete Aleshire from the Payson Roundup for his stance against fake news. Unfortunately, the clear majority of his counterparts in the media do not have the same integrity.

Does letter writer even know these kids?

Editor: Regarding “Teens waste taxpayers’ ...” It is stated “they should demonstrate maturity and some level of understanding of principles of life and liberty ...” Too often conservatives espouse the parts of our Declaration, they choose, ignoring equality and freedom. The Declaration clearly states equality.

Fixing Congress

system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people. It may not be used for any other purpose.

It's huge!

Editor: President-elect Donald Trump’s  briefings: Russia — Terrific! CIA — Losers! Cabinet choices — Winners! Aleppo — Messy! China — Very, very large! Taiwan — Nice! Mexico — Bad hombres! Media — Dishonest people! U.S. citizens and the popular vote — Crybabies! Louis Crabtree

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My seven favorite quotations

Your Turn

I’ve lived 84 wonderful years, and during those years I have read so many quotations by so many people that a list of them would probably fill a library. And yet, I cherish just seven of them. 

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Archery coach asks for Credit for Kids donations

When making your Credit for Kids tax donation at the end of this year, Pine-Strawberry School teacher and coach Margaret Johnson is asking to please consider designating the funds go to the archery team.When making your Credit for Kids tax donation at the end of this year, Pine-Strawberry School teacher and coach Margaret Johnson is asking to please consider designating the funds go to the archery team.

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A tribute to a special man — Coach Emil Nasser

In “COACH – The Life and Times of U.S. Hall of Fame Football Coach Emil Nasser,” author Dr. Gerald Milton-Knowles asks, “Will his like ever pass this way again?”

We must invest in our children

We’re failing our children. We’re deserting our families. And all the while we hypocritically proclaim support for “family values.”

Fight hunger

Turns out, far more of our friends and neighbors are perched on the brink than we suspect. Despite the long, slow economic recovery, hunger continues to stalk all too many families in Rim Country.

Christmas spirit

Editor: The spirit of Christmas is alive and well in Payson. Today, I met a lady friend at Pizza Factory for lunch and a very nice gentleman stepped up to the cashier and said he was paying for our lunch. I told him what a nice thing (that was) to do and how much we appreciated his generosity. Claire Wall

Profoundly touched

Editor: This letter is to thank the thoughtful person who chose to “Pay It Forward” at El Rancho Restaurant Wednesday (Nov. 30) at noon. Horizons was there with 17 special needs clients and staff for their monthly “Guys and Girls Day Out.”