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Thanks to all who helped me

I was with Don Evans on May 28 when we were riding on my RZR to Doll Baby.

Music was marvelous

A great big thanks to the Tonto Community Concert Association for our last season of entertainment.

Touched by the support for Mason

The Rock of Ages Lutheran Church Rummage and Bake Sales on Saturday, May 16 and 23 were a huge success thanks to the Payson community.

Children need help

We would like to invite you to support the children of Payson Community Kids with your generous contribution as a “sponsor” for our Third Annual Chair-ish Payson’s Kids 2015 event. This year we are featuring “Festival of Furniture and other Fine Things.”

People at their worst

Evidently the author of the recent editorial on the Voden case did want this to be a debate about gun control, but attempted to deflect it with the comment about not wanting it to be.

Wanting the unattainable

I believe most Arizonans want adequately funded schools for our youth, safe and efficient highways, prisons that work fairly and safely for staff and inmates, a child welfare system that protects and nurtures the most vulnerable people in our state, and a “safety net” so citizens who are unable to adequately care for themselves have proper food, shelter and guidance so they can hopefully live a better life in the future.

Memorial Day 2015

A heartfelt and sincere thank you to all who attended one or more of our four Memorial Day events this past Memorial Day weekend.

Local mental health service vital

Thank you for the article on May 26 about mental health, addiction and the wonderful efforts of Southwest Behavioral in working with this population.

We need to pay attention

The Arizona Clean Elections Act gives some protection to the citizens from elections being controlled by those who can afford to exert more financial influence on the outcomes and beyond. It seeks to level the playing field so that anyone who wishes to serve has a chance to run in these highly money-dominated elections.

Thank you jazz fans

Our 2014-15 jazz series at the Community Presbyterian Church concluded with a terrific performance by the ZAZU gypsy jazz band.

Gardeners say thanks

On behalf of the Rim Area Gardeners, I would like to thank Rim Country for the great participation in our annual Garden Walk and for making it a success again this year.

Think again about fireworks show

“Firewise, Firewise, Firewise” is the phrase we continue to read and hear in our community.

Abolish corporation commission

With respect to the Arizona Corporation Commission the age old question of whether it should be an appointed body or elected is once again in the news.

Support for grieving family

This is an open letter to the community of Payson.

Totally senseless sentence

The “inherited firearm” story of a felon trying to get rid of a gun inherited by him is a pitiful reflection on our justice system whereby Judge Cahill was forced by law to sentence an individual regardless of mitigating circumstances.