Max Foster

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Great community events coming up quickly

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As a Payson Roundup reporter, I was asked in 2004 to cover a Pine-Strawberry grassroots movement to raise money to buy Justice McNeeley, then a 5-year-old kindergartner, a specialized wheelchair called a Go-Bot.

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Game & Fish officials warn – don’t feed the wildlife

Although it is against the law (13-2927) in Arizona to feed wildlife, residents living in the urban interface continue to feed deer, elk and other animals mistakenly believing it is a humane act.

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P-S area hopping with fun for next few weeks

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The invitation to Jim Sprinkle’s retirement party is unconventional and somewhat startling.

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Benefit steak dinner this Sunday at StrawBeary Bear Restaurant

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For the second time this summer Pine-Strawberry residents are dealing with choking smoke and nauseating odors emitted by Coconino County forest fires that are being allowed to burn in order to reduce forest fuels.

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Future pros tough to tab at Tontozona

Since the early 1960s when the Arizona State football program first began churning out future professional stars like Charlie Taylor, Tony Lorick, Herman “Ham Handed” Harrison and Jerry Smith, Camp Tontozona has had a reputation as a training site where fans can get a free and up close look at future NFL players.

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Frank Kush – The makings of a legend

For 19 years, Frank Kush ruled Camp Tontozona much like General Patton commanded his troops — with a hard driven personality and a colorful image.

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Raffle tickets still on sale for some great bikes

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We now know the writer of a scathing letter to the editor that appeared in the July 21 edition of the Payson Roundup signed a fictitious name when he identified himself as “Ben Arnald.”

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Library enjoys unexpected success with Lego Day

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A letter to the editor in the July 21 edition of the Payson Roundup created a huge stir in Pine-Strawberry, especially among Senior Citizens Affairs Foundation (SCAF) members, employees and volunteers.

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Leap of Faith

Walking away from corporate life leads to creative success

Tales abound of corporate wage earners fed up with their button-down, rat race lifestyles dreaming of escaping to a plainer, simple life absorbed in a job they love.

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Absent Pioneer Day celebration returns to Pine tomorrow

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Longtime Pine and Strawberry residents will remember the festive Pioneer Day celebrations of years ago that were highlighted by a parade south on Beeline.

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