Letters to the editor

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Congratulations Arizona voters and thank you

The voters of Arizona deserve a hearty congratulations and a big thank you for the selections they made on primary Tuesday.

Alternatives suggested to keep kids fed

I thank Pete Aleshire (in Friday’s Aug. 15 editorial) for picturing me as a caring, civic-minded person.

Not all poverty is drug and alcohol related

I could not believe what I read regarding the article “Just absentee brain-wise” — Payson School Board member Shirley Dye blasting parents.

Failed promises

Over 20 years ago, then-mayor Craig Swartwood, speaking on KMOG, said a top priority of the city was to fix one of the worst streets in Payson — Manzanita Drive to Highway 260.

Thanks for rodeo support

The August rodeo was a great success this year. It takes an army of people to pull off and event with as many moving parts as this.

Rodeo Parade was great

I had the opportunity to volunteer at the Rodeo Parade.

Campaign contribution reform needed

I have said for years the only way to have true and effective campaign finance reform is not to limit the contributions, but to limit the spending.

Why all the questions?

Why do we have to answer questions to continue reading the online paper?

Changing campus site wrong on many levels

According to the “Moment of truth” article in Friday’s paper, the citizens of the town of Payson are suddenly at the mercy of the Rim Country Educational Alliance (SLE) and ASU for the location of a potential campus in Payson.

We need ASU

In regards to the Rim Country Educational Alliance and ASU being so close to selecting a site and actually starting to build a satellite ASU campus in Payson — hooray to Steve Drury and the Alliance. They have worked long and hard to to keep this project going.

Shock collars

Thank you, Ed Blair, for your attempt to educate the town council. I cannot believe they voted yes on something about which they are apparently uneducated

Walker would be fair-minded Superior Court judge

With three candidates running for Superior Court judge, I wanted to tell what I know about Chuck Walker, and this is not anything against the other two candidates, Mr. Wright and Mr. Burk.

Mean-spirited action against children

A remarkable contrast appeared in the Aug. 15 Roundup.

Wanting to deny food to children deplorable

The vote taken by one of the Payson School Board members in denying our less fortunate school children food is certainly deplorable.

Beyond stupid

The idea that the Payson School District should opt out of the school lunch program is beyond stupid. It is short-sighted and uninformed as to the purpose of the program.