News for Tuesday, October 25, 2016



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Help with Medicare Open Enrollment

Fall Open Enrollment in Medicare is from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, 2016 and it’s the time of year when people with Medicare can make unrestricted changes to their coverage options.

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Alzheimer's is . . .

Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia; it causes problems with memory, behavior and thinking. Worsening over time, the disease eventually is terminal and unfortunately to date there is no cure.

Tips to cope if election 2016 is stressing you out

Facing one of the most adversarial contests in recent history and daily coverage of the presidential election that dominates every form of mass media, 52 percent of American adults report that the 2016 election is a very or somewhat significant source of stress

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Senate candidates debate health care

Junk it. Fix it. That summarizes the difference between Senator John McCain and challenger Ann Kirkpatrick, in an expensive race that could determine which party controls the U.S. Senate. The two candidates clashed sharply on health care reform, specifically the Affordable Care Act.

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Ramble through fall

Fall in central Arizona is always magical. Reds, yellows and oranges can be found, but as a hiker, I must hunt out the nicest spots for fall color. Bear Canyon Lake is one of those spots for yellow.

Who's buying the election?

Who’s buying the election? Who will own the politicians when the smoke clears? Who will the government work for when the campaign’s over? We don’t know.

Campaign of misinformation

Editor: The latest misinformation being posted by opponents of Prop. 205 is that it would make it legal to drive while under the influence of marijuana.

No on Proposition 205

Editor: Before we decide on the merits of allowing small amounts of marijuana to be legally sold in Arizona, it might be wise to review others’ past history.

Support the Payson Senior Center

Editor: My husband and I have had the privilege of living part time in Payson for the last 10 years. Recently this past spring I was able to relocate here full time.

Election poem

TYPES OF PEOPLE There are people motivated by hate and fear. There are others motivated by love and hope. Those who profess to be Christians, Should remember which they are When they vote. Bob Hershberger

It's time for a change

tion has turned into a boxing match to the point that the candidates have blocked all chances of giving us any plans to address the serious issues we are facing today. So you need to do your own due diligence. Research your candidate!

Why no mention of 3rd party candidates?

Editor: Once again the Roundup has demonstrated why concerned citizens in Payson and indeed all around the country are in record numbers, losing even more faith in the established media.

Community Almanac Tuesday October 24, 2016

Wine and Cheese Party The Friends of Payson Parks & Recreation, Inc., plans a Wine and Cheese Party in combination with its general membership meeting and election of officers from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 25 at the Payson Public Library meeting room, 325 N. McLane Road. The group will review past accomplishments and discuss plans and dreams for the future, such as a community center with basketball courts and swimming pool.

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County awards $240,000 to Chandler firm

Last fall, Gila County received a $600,000 grant from the Arizona Nutrition Network for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance and Education Program (SNAP-Ed) of the state health department.

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Payson crime hotspots

Payson thieves key on unlocked cars & homes

Although Payson Police have arrested five people suspected in a rash of vehicle break-ins, officers still are urging people to lock up their vehicles.

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Art at the point of a needle: 2016 Quilt Roundup winners

Once again some of the best quilters in Arizona and from throughout the Southwest brought their incredible fabric art to the Rim Country for display at the 2016 Rim Country Quilt Roundup, held Friday, Oct. 14 and Saturday, Oct. 15 at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino in Payson.

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Fire at Payson High School

Students were evacuated from Payson High School and Payson Center for Success Thursday afternoon after a brush fire started between the two schools. The report of a tree on fire came in just before lunch.

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Drip, drip, drip of repairs

Pine water cash flows in then out again

The cash flows in — and out again. The Pine-Strawberry Water Improvement District pulls in about $2.6 million a month — but spends about $2.4 million, according to the September monthly financial report presented at this week’s board meeting.

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Green Valley Park eagles delight

The snow (headed) birds have definitely returned to the Green Valley lakes — wide-ranging, migratory bald eagles voting with their wings against a winter in Canada or Alaska.