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Intelligent political choices

We could have elected either Scott Smith or Fred DuVal as our governor, we could have and should have elected Dr. David Garcia as our superintendent of public instruction, and we could have elected individuals to the Corporation Commission that weren’t beholden to the regulated utility companies, but we the voters selected our current crop of less than average state office holders.

Gosar up to his old tricks

Our representative Republican Paul Gosar is back to his old tricks, searching every nook and cranny to see what he can find to deceptively pin on President Obama.

Wonderful family event

Recently the Brunson and Walker families celebrated the 80th birthday of longtime Gila County resident Joyce Brunson.

Many thanks

The G.E.S.T. (Gila Employment Special Training) Day Program has been held in one of the classrooms in the Payson First Assembly church for the last few years.

Fireworks cause pollution

I am not able to attend meetings of the city council so must hope members read the Roundup and will consider the following.

Lets break records

Let us attain a new record with contributions to the Blood Drive to be held July 27.

Thorpe punishes Dreamers

In a recent Payson meeting, our representative, Bob Thorpe, informed his audience he had written a letter to ASU president Michael Crow, insisting in-state tuition be denied to so-called Dreamers — students brought to America as children by their undocumented Hispanic parents who were in search of honorable employment.

Thanks for help with celebration

The Payson Pioneer Cemetery board would like to express its deep appreciation and heartfelt thanks to those groups and individuals who participated in the Memorial Day Celebration held at the Pioneer Cemetery on May 24, 2015.

Alternative plan

There is still a strong demand for institutions that offer four-year undergraduate degrees, especially if they specialize.

Thanking sponsors

Because of the love and generosity of our donors, sponsors, golfers and volunteers, the 8th Annual Gracie Lee Haught Golf Tournament was a huge success!!!

We must fund education

I read Senator Allen’s guest comment with interest. I completely agree with her that the accomplishments of Arizona graduates is impressive. I am always amazed at the quality of our Payson students.

Sad to see Sarah go

We are sad to see Sarah Hock leave the Humane Society of Central Arizona.

Thanks to those who attended listening tour

Gila County School Superintendent Linda O’Dell would like to thank everyone who attended Arizona School Superintendent Diane Douglas’ public meeting on Thursday, June 4.

Flag Day in the U.S.

People across the United States celebrate Flag Day on June 14 each year to honor the United States flag and to commemorate the flag’s adoption.

Civil War group formed in Flagstaff

The General U.S. Grant Camp No. 3 is currently being formed in Flagstaff, Ariz. and will serve those who reside in northern Arizona.