Max Foster

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Be sure to attend Firewise Day Saturday

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Pine Strawberry School second-grade teacher Candi Paine and school paraprofessional Amy Abney are optimistic an upcoming benefit to raise funds to help defray medical expenses for 5-year-old kindergartner Ayden Taylor will be a hit.

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Pine rallies to support endangered Firewise plan

With experts predicting the 2016 fire season could be the worst in recent memory, Pine Strawberry Fuel Reduction Committee member Katie Calderon is inviting residents of Payson to take part in the inaugural “Firewise Day” from noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 30 at the cultural center ramada in Pine.

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A vote for Prop. 123 is a vote for kids

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A vote for Prop. 123 on May 17 is a vote for Arizona’s most precious resource — our children.

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Firewise Festival designed to educate

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A warning issued by Pine Strawberry Fuel Reduction Committee should alert residents to the dangers they are facing as the summer fire season approaches, “The reality is not whether another wildfire will strike the Rim Country, but when, where and will you survive.”

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Pine runs with the big dogs

Proving bigger is not necessarily better, the Pine-Strawberry School track and field team, which is only nine-members strong, shone in a White Mountain League meet hosted by Rim Country Middle School.

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Area students buckle down for tests

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The school days that trigger torment and anticipation in students begin Monday, April 11, at Pine Strawberry Elementary School. The catalyst for the ordeal is the five-day AzMERIT tests which will be given to third- through eighth-graders.

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Child needs help from area residents

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Pine-Strawberry School kindergartner Ayden Taylor and his family desperately need our two communities’ help.

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Several archers likely headed to nationals

It appears a good sized contingent of Pine Strawberry School archery team members will be advancing to the national tournament but the names will not be known for at least another week to give coaches, who have been on spring break, the time needed to check qualifying scores and other criteria.

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Firewise Community Event being planned

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With the likelihood of having a third consecutive brush pickup program this summer about as likely as Donald Trump toning down his pompous and bombastic rhetoric, Pine Strawberry Fuel Reduction Committee volunteer Katie Calderon has now turned her attention to hosting an inaugural “Firewise Community Event.”

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Charity hopes Payson residents show support

Justice McNeeley Foundation co-founder Katie Parks wonders why more Payson residents don’t support the nonprofit that is one of the most generous in the Rim Country doling out thousands of dollars to help pay the medical expenses of needy children.

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