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‘Star-Spangled Banner’ birthday celebrated at PES

Students sing anthem and tell of its origin

Payson Elementary School (PES) participated in the 200th birthday of the National Anthem by singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” again and again.

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High school library hopes to upgrade 1986 book collection

Michele Davidson, the Payson High School (PHS) librarian, hopes the community will help the PHS library purchase new books through an online fundraising push from Sept. 15 to Oct. 10.

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Gila Community College offers Computerized Accounting with QuickBooks

Instructor Debra Speaks will be teaching BUS 205, Computerized Accounting with QuickBooks, beginning Sept. 10 at Gila Community College Payson Campus.

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Banners boost spirits

Turning onto Longhorn Road from Highway 87, you can’t miss them: Bright, shiny faces of Payson High School students from the football and volleyball teams and cheerleading squad peer out from purple banners emblazoned with the Longhorn logo, and the saying “Spark the Future.”

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Payson schools honor teacher at football game

JRE librarian dies after long struggle with cancer

Joanne Clawson, the much beloved Julia Randall Elementary (JRE) Librarian lost her years-long battle with breast cancer suddenly on the afternoon of Thursday, Sept. 11. The Payson High School football team will honor her at the football game to night, in hopes of raising money to help her family.

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University plan eyed

Forest Service appraisal near, sites compared

The Rim Country Educational Alliance board and Arizona State University are pondering a detailed cost analysis of four sites for a university campus in Payson.

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Businesses can help Pride of Payson

The newly renamed Payson High School Marching Band, now the Pride of Payson, has given Payson businesses the chance to promote business and support the band, through a Pride of Payson Band Shirt advertisement.

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Somber remembrance ceremony at PHS for 9/11

Before the doors opened Thursday for classes at Payson High School, a somber remembrance ceremony for Sept. 11 drew first responders, school officials, staff, the Pride of Payson Band and students to the flagpole.

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Three women hope to serve on Payson School Board

The following story profiles the three candidates vying for seats on the Payson School Board.

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Not many running

Four seats, four candidates as Stephenson retires

After 10 years of service on the Gila Community College (GCC) board, Larry Stephenson has decided to not run again.

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School board cracks down on public comments during meetings

The Payson School Board agreed to crack down on a once open-ended meeting style, which included few rules on when people in the audience could chime in.

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Board postpones decision on proposal to hire firm to update, maintain facilities plan

The Payson School Board this week indefinitely postponed a proposal to hire a private firm to update and maintain the district’s capital improvement plan.

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School offers free parent sessions on crucial topics

Worried about people bullying your kid at school?

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GCC to get solar panels

Get ready for shady parking at the Gila Community College (GCC) parking lot.

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Young thespians have instant success

Students stage masterful version of ‘Rapunzel’ with just a week to rehearse

The Missoula Children’s The­atre (MCT) this weekend brought a riotously warm-hearted staging of “Rapunzel” to the Longhorn Theatre Company, with a happy cast staging a colorful play with just a week’s rehearsal.