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Book festival fabulous

The Payson Book Festival was wonderful! Congratulations and thanks to the planning committee and sponsors!

Book festival success

Andy McKinney did a great job in his article, “Read all about it” covering the Payson Book Festival.

SCAF defended

In response to “the letter to the editor” in last Tuesday’s paper regarding the “downfall of SCAF” sent in by Ben Arnald.

Board must put children first

Listen to the teachers.

Time to call 911

The Hellsgate Fire Department needs to call 911.

A valuable find; A crazy process

The potsherds, charcoal, stone tools and glass-sharp arrowhead have lain in the implacable dirt for centuries, scattered puzzle pieces.

Little League blowup disheartening

The Little League mission: “Through proper guidance and exemplary leadership, the program assists children in developing the qualities of citizenship, discipline, teamwork and physical well-being.

Dog owners wrecking park

It is a shame that Green Valley Park, where I used to take all my visitors, has now become a dog toilet.

Upset with changes are Green Valley Lake

Green Valley Lake: An extraordinary, well-maintained place and a most happy discovery for me since my arrival to this area 10 years ago.

Work at lake improves fishery water quality

I would like to respond to the letter about wildlife habitat around Green Valley Lake.

Protesters’ perspective probably skewed

In regards to the ammunition plant choosing not to expand …  

Book lovers, authors celebrate the written word

Let the love of reading lead you to the Payson Book Festival tomorrow.

Arizona’s elected officials working together for education

These are exciting times for education in Arizona. A new report from U.S. News & World Report puts three Phoenix-area high schools in the top 10 high schools in America. Our state continues to be among the leaders in school choice for parents.

Pine Strawberry residents asked to shape future

Currently, a survey is available to share your thoughts about the future of Pine Strawberry.

Guns protect from government tyranny

In the wake of the Charleston, S.C. shooting rampage in the Emmanuel A.M.E. Church, the issue of gun control is once again being widely debated.