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PTOs say thanks

The Julia Randall and Payson Elementary School PTOs would like to thank the big-hearted community donors listed below for their contributions to our Spring Fling Carnival.

Rodeo raffle winners build scholarship fund

Congratulations to the 50/50 winners at the 2016 Gary Hardt Memorial Spring Rodeo.

Pine’s archery team

I love to hear the updates on the accomplishments of the Pine students.

Il Ducey and his minions

Now that Il Ducey, through his minions ...

Food bank meets summer need

With hot temperatures quickly approaching, many families throughout Arizona will face the impossible choice of putting food on the table or paying rent, high utility bills and extra child care costs.

Payson water and street repair crew lauded

Sunday evening a city water supply line leak was discovered by our neighbors. Within a half hour, a street crew member was on sight to confirm the location of the leak.

Social Security inflation

I recently received my “Retiree Benefit Statement” indicating that I would be receiving a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) next month. The raise would be $0.40 per month.

A wonderful place to live

Last Saturday, I traveled north to Payson for the annual Wildlife Fair at Green Valley Park. It was a great event that both my daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed.

Absurd explanation

Our state Senator Sylvia Allen offered an absurd explanation of why she voted to deny health care coverage for 30,000 children of low-income Arizona families who cannot afford to buy insurance.

Fossil Creek passes at Pine library

The Pine library is available Tuesday-Saturday with six public computers so hikers can obtain their parking passes to Fossil Creek.

Officers rescued mother

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the manager of the Sonic Drive-In and the Tonto Apache Tribal Police Department for the exceptional service we received last Saturday evening.

Still fighting health care

“Legislative revolt on behalf of kids” ... Senate President Andy Biggs tried to bury the bill (KidsCare) without a vote.” This would have taken health insurance from 30,000 Arizona children.

Many make event a success

Pine/Strawberry Fuel Reduction Inc. held their first Firewise Day on Saturday, April 30 in Pine.

Re: The system failed

The headline stated that the system failed, however, it was “the people” that failed! If just one person in the past seven years had not looked away, became involved in the issues of that day or the following days then perhaps (Calandra Balas) would have had a chance.

Wallet returned

I stopped at the Pine post office to mail a package on the way to the bank in Payson the other day.

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