Max Foster

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She kept the Pine Strawberry School running

Licavoli retires after more than a quarter century

The woman who for more than 25 years kept Pine Strawberry School purring along like a fine-tuned V-8 will be stepping down in June.

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PS students ready for science fair

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Science fairs are among the most iconic and eagerly anticipated highlights of most every public school, especially those with elementary and middle school grades.

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Library booster snags grant

Carol LaValley’s journalistic expertise and passion for sports is paying huge dividends for the Isabelle Hunt Memorial Library’s children’s programs.

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Hashknife event of old returns

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Although last year’s Hashknife Pony Express ride to Pine was a fiasco, it appears the Holbrook-based group will return on Jan. 28.

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Snow, snow and more snow in Pine

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National Weather Service reports indicate Pine received 14-1/2 inches of snow during the New Year’s storm, but several measurements I took at our home in the higher elevations of Pine Creek Canyon showed almost 18 inches to have fallen.

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Community makes a difference

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Among the highlights of the past holiday season was the marvelous outdoor Christmas lighting at Marlene and Rick Kubiak’s home in Strawberry. From Thanksgiving eve until last evening, Thursday, throngs of well-wishers stopped by the home to revel in the splendor of the holiday lights.

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Step up to help the P-S School

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Gila County School Superintendent Linda O’Dell, a resident of Pine, has set 5 p.m., Monday, Dec. 29 as the deadline to apply for a seat on the Pine-Strawberry School District Governing Board.

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First combined holiday event a hit

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Those pesky squirrels, so abundant in the Rim Country, apparently like fiber-optic cables as well as they do the fruit off my apple and apricot trees.

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Carolyn Fruth running down distance records

Turning a half-century old is not slowing Carolyn Fruth.

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A heart-warming holiday story

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Working in the newspaper business is never without its surprises and feel-good stories.

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