News for Tuesday, October 21, 2014



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New mammogram screening guidelines

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is recommending sweeping changes in its breast cancer screening guidelines.

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No death sentence

Breast cancer battle rages on

“Most pick out the coffin once they hear their diagnosis,” said Ilona Swenson. “I want them to know it is not a death sentence. There is life after breast cancer.”

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Flu season already gets scary

A trip to Colorado gave a Payson family an enterovirus scare when their daughter fell suddenly ill with a fast-moving respiratory illness during fall break.

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Police Taser gun-wielding man

The Payson Police say they arrested an extremely intoxicated Chandler man Saturday afternoon after he fired his gun.

Breast cancer battle continues

The battle continues.

The role of public education and the economy

With less than a month to go before the election, a dominant theme in campaigns is the economy.

Time for a change

In the years that representatives Brenda Barton and Bob Thorpe have been at the Arizona Legislature, they have never championed the issues that are so important to the people of Rim Country ...

Job competition is from around the world

School board candidate Darlene Younker was quoted in the Payson Roundup as saying “national standards would set kids in lower socio-economic school districts up for failure by comparing them ... to children from richer areas.”

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Do you know that every 3 seconds someone is affected by domestic violence?

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The Cancer Closet at Senior Circle

The Cancer Closet at Senior Circle has been helping people in Payson and the surrounding area for a number of years. In addition to educational literature, the Cancer Closet at Senior Circle provides wigs, scarves and caps for women undergoing cancer treatment.

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Digital mammography

Breast cancer does not discriminate. It doesn’t care how old you are, where you live, what color of skin you have or how much money you have in the bank.

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Losing weight could save you from cancer

The Healthy Foodie

“What flax oil tastes the best?” asked the befuddled customer in the health care store, in the aisle where rumor, strange fads and good intention run head-on into overwhelming choices.

Breast-feeding and medications

Ask the Pharmacist

Taking medications while breast-feeding may affect your breast milk and ultimately affect your child. Although many drugs are safe to use when you are breast-feeding, most will get into your milk to some degree and may even impact your milk supply.

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Senior Circle Calendar of Events: Week of Oct. 20

Senior Circle is located at 215 N. Beeline Hwy., Payson, (928) 472-9290. Hours of operation: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to noon, Friday.

Longhorns ranked No. 1 in boys soccer

Look to avenge only loss Thursday

The surging Longhorn boys soccer team gets another shot at its arch rival this week in a showdown with plenty on the line.

Swartwood: ‘This is a bump in the road. We will get better’

Snowflake rolls over Payson 65-27

Late in Friday’s football game against visiting Snowflake, Longhorns’ quarterback Chaz Davis and tailback Wyatt Chapman were standing on the sidelines watching Payson’s defense try to slow down the Lobos’ offense.

Payson anglers dominate

Area fishermen win all 3 divisions

It was a warm fall day as the anglers from the Let’s Talk Fishin’ Tournaments took to the water on Oct. 11 at Roosevelt Lake.

Bucks, Does swing it at PGC

Mary Smith Rutter and Dave Rutter teamed up to shoot a net 63 and win the Married Couples Flight in the annual Buck and Doe Tournament hosted by the Payson Men’s Golf Association at Payson Golf Course on Wednesday. Sharon and Gary Vapon finished second with 65 and Debbie and Steve Vincent also shot 65 to place third.