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Disappointing policy

Editor: The president-elect’s announcement that he intends to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, though anticipated, is still a disappointment to those of us who still believe in free trade and the importance of America’s strategic role in the Asia-Pacific region.

Get those letters off to Santa

Editor: Ho ho ho Rim Country. Even though this is a very busy time for Santa, he really enjoys receiving your letters. Santa is working hard in his workshop, but every evening he tries to respond to all the letters that he receives.

Is this a cover-up?

Editor: On Nov 7, 2016 The Payson HS Principal Mr. Brian Mabb thought the threat was serious enough to send out a message to students parents warning them. Some 160 students remained at home due to concerns and fear.

Thanks for support after explosion

Editor: We want to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers and for the overwhelming generosity in support of the gas explosion victims.

A reason for thanks

Editor: As we give thanks at this special time of the year, we wish to thank everyone who participated and attended the Veterans Day program at the PHS Auditorium on Veterans Day.

St. Vincent de Paul volunteers say thanks

Editor: With gratitude to all Rim Country residents, Bashas’ Channel 12 News, the Payson Roundup, KPIH-98.9 Catholic Radio and Sgt. Newman of the Gila County Sheriff’s Office and his Explorer Scouts for their hands-on distribution, we thank you.

Storytellers draw a crowd in Pine

Editor: A quirky band of storytellers on Saturday, Nov. 19 delighted a crowd in the Pine Community Center during the fundraising Tellabration event produced by Don Doyle and sponsored by the Senior Citizen Affairs Foundation (SCAF).

Stand with our president

Editor: A children’s story about a Little Red Hen who decided to plant some wheat and make some bread from it. All the farm animals refused to help her, plow, plant, harvest.

Blaming Obama

Editor: It’s amazing how you frequently work in little digs about President-elect Trump like you did in today’s editorial entitled “hot times” (climate change).

Guess I shouldn't vote

Editor: I’m 60 years old and I’ve only done nine out of Donald Cline’s 21 things I must accomplish in order to have a voice. I guess I shouldn’t even be writing this. Ann Adams

But most people voted against Trump

Editor: After reading your article that points out all the policies that our state Legislature will have free rein on due to support by the Trump administration, I would like to point out one thing. It should be remembered that many more Americans voted for Democratic values than voted for Trump’s agenda, although he won in the Electoral College.

Hard work appreciated

Editor: Thank you for the article and photo in the paper featuring the recent Veterans Day ceremony.

Teach children to stand for beliefs

Editor: To those who question why people are protesting the election results and suggest that they owe Donald Trump the opportunity to govern — and with Steve Bannon as his chief White House strategist, a person with racist, anti-semitic, xenophobic, and misogynistic views: Nonviolent protest is the most effective weapon against discrimination and injustice.

It was an honor

Editor: The Payson Flycasters and Trout Unlimited chapter members were proud to host Project Healing Waters at Green Valley Park this past Saturday, Nov. 19. Veterans, spouses and coaches from Phoenix were treated to great weather, a few fish and some tasty brats. Richard E. “Ric” Hinkie

Elks say thanks

Editor: The Payson Elks Lodge would like to thank the following merchants for their generosity with donations made toward our very successful Veterans Day program:

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