Max Foster

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Pony Express arrives in Pine Feb. 8th

Hashknife Pony Express riders have for more than a decade thrilled Pine Strawberry School students by thundering into town to re-enact, with much fanfare and pomp, an exchange of mailbags much like the original Express riders did in the American West from 1860 to 1861.

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Wondering about water once again on lots of minds

The hot topic of discussion in the post office, market, cafes and waterin’ holes the past week has been the status of the two original Milk Ranch wells.

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Nodlinski left his mark on PHS

Throngs of family, friends, former students and athletes turned out Jan. 7 at the John Neumann Parish in Yuma to pay tribute to longtime teacher and coach Terry Nodlinski.

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A true example of great sportsmanship

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Earlier this week I penned a remembrance of former Payson High School football and baseball coach Terry Nodlinski who died Jan. 1 in Scottsdale following a battle with cancer.

Milk Ranch well fix, Pine water board grapples with costly options

The Pine Strawberry Water Improvement District governing board on Dec. 15 laid plans to find solutions to the turbidity glitches that have plagued the Milk Ranch wells since they were drilled.

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January calendar is jam-packed in Pine/Strawberry

Mike and Janet Brandt, both Pine Strawberry Fuel Reduction trail committee volunteers, have released the trails work schedule for the next two months.

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Credit for Kids critical for school activities

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Hello readers! Wishing you a happy New Year with the hope you will have many blessings in the year to come.

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School ready for a fresh start with full board

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Merry Christmas readers! May this Christmas mark the beginning of a wonderful year for all.

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Former PHS standout helps athletes find right college

Former Payson High School wrestling star Larry Wilbanks, one of the finest athletes to ever don a PHS uniform, understands well the difficulties small-town Arizona student-athletes face in finding just the right college fit.

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Eighth-grader excels on range and in the field

Pine-Strawberry School eighth-grader Emma Paine enjoyed a week most teenagers only dream of.

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