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Big game hunters need to speak up now

In a Jan. 7 recent news release, the Arizona Game and Fish Department asked for public input on future big game management in the state.

Unhappy consequences of ‘graduating’ from Hospice

After my husband, Tom, was “graduated” from Hospice Compassus on Dec. 24, 2014, I was scrambling to replace his loaned bed, wheelchair and other items necessary for his care.

Nice, considerate young people in Payson

My wife and I were trying to clear our driveway after the recent 10-inch snowstorm.

Background checks for guns

In 1993, a federal law was passed for the stated purpose of preventing our reducing access by criminals and the mentally ill to firearms.

God gives us our rights

The Declaration of Independence says in part:

Thanks for helping Moose provide Christmas to needy families

To all of the very special donors that made this event a success, thank you! Your generosity helped the Loyal Order of the Moose and the Women of the Moose provide a Christmas for over 20 needy families.

An option for elk hunters

In response to a recent letter regarding the over-hunting of elk, let me offer a solution I have advocated for years.

Game and Fish only doing half job for Roosevelt

I’m writing in regard to the Dec. 23, 2014 article, “Gila County Anglers Roundtable is meeting goals.”  I’ve attended all of the roundtable meetings and do not believe that doing only half the job constitutes meeting goals.

Thanks and appreciation

Thanks to my family, churches, businesses, charities and the people of Payson for all the help and support given to the tenants of the Canal Senior Apartments since the fire on Nov. 5.

Starting year with a bang

This year the Payson Roundup started off with a real bang.

What community means

Rim Country residents have once again embraced the true meaning of Christmas and the holiday season.

Angel’s project a success

My name is Leticia and my son is Angel Alatriz — he does an Angel Project for kids here during Christmas.

Holiday filled with gratitude

As a resident of the Canal Senior Apartments, I, and my fellow residents, have gone through an unhappy disaster since Nov. 5 and into the holiday season.

Remembering seniors at Christmas appreciated

We at Gila Aging Services want to thank Chris Walsh and Pat Kolasinsky from the Edward Jones office in Payson for once again having the Christmas tree for our seniors.

Respect educators

The real source of educational problems remains a lack of respect for educators. This is why about 50 percent of all educators currently licensed in Arizona are not in the classroom, and why we have a huge teacher shortage.