Editor: Recently this paper and our community leaders were discussing what Payson needed first, educated workers or quality jobs. The Payson Area Economic Development Strategic Plan indicated we must attract both. I believe that thinking is a little premature. If we want to attract quality jobs and trained workers, we must first get our Payson house in order.
Editor: I will have to hold my nose and vote for (Senator John) McCain again this year, even though he was a senator during the entire VA debacle, and wants to give citizenship to the illegals.
Editor: I hate to use sports analogies, but I think they work for this situation.
Editor: For my friends in Congressman Paul Gosar’s district: More than half of the people in Gila County are on some kind of government-assisted insurance.
Editor: Senator John McCain has been and will continue to be the strongest advocate for Arizona.
Editor: I thought when the drug shop went in, it was to be theft proof and someone would be there at all times.
Editor: My name is Joelle Vancel and I have been a customer for many years and lately I have been disappointed with it.
Editor: Today’s 10 highest grossing box office releases are about animals, including: “Finding Dory,” “The Jungle Book,” “Zootopia,” “The Secret Life of Pets,” and “Kung Fu Panda.”
Editor: A reply to (a letter) by Ted Paulk: You should go to the west side of the big lake at Green Valley Park.
Editor: The Friends of Rim Country Gila Community College, Payson Campus are pleased to announce the receipt of an anonymous donation in the amount of $5,000 which will enhance our mission to fund scholarships to deserving students pursuing their associate arts degree, transferring to a four-year institution or gaining certification for career employment skills.
Editor: Guess what? You don’t have to go to the Valley to find rude and obnoxious drivers. They are here and alive in Payson. It seems that almost every day you can see them running red lights, ignoring stop signs and speeding.
Editor: It was a beautiful Saturday morning so I took an early horseback ride on the trail that runs from the end of Phoenix Street.
Editor: Since this is an election year, I have one question for those individuals currently running for office. Why is the Gila County seat in Globe? And why not vote to move it to Payson?
Editor: I will admit my bias up front. I am voting for Michael Hughes as mayor of Payson.
Editor: I agree with Richard K. Meszar, Ed.D.’s letter in Friday, Aug. 5 edition. I only wish I had written it because it expresses my opinion exactly. No incumbents!