Letters to the editor


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.

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.