Michele Nelson

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Chance article reunites WWII postcard with owner

A chance write-up in an article written by publisher John Naughton in 2010 connected a World War II vet with a postcard he wrote to a friend as he crossed the country to his training base in 1942.

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Exodus of principals, teachers continues

At the April 13 Payson Unified School District board meeting, more names appeared on the agenda as separations from the district.

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Take a hike — on a Pine-Strawberry trail

Spring is in the air and it’s time to shake the cabin dust off and take a hike.

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Gila Community College considers tax hike

Gila Community College’s 2015-16 budget looks better than last year, but the senior dean wants the board to vote to raise the property tax rate to the legal limit to protect programs.

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Modern success with an ancient technique

Local artist C J Lukacsik’s voice still carries the essence of her native Taiwan, although she’s lived in the United States for most of her life.

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Tarzan swings into action

“Tarzan,” the Payson High School 2015 musical, brought laughs, tears and fun to audiences during its three-night run.

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Community spirit swells during annual fundraiser planning

Poker run planners promise more fun, hope for no snow

In typical Tonto Basin style, the Lorraine Cline Memorial Poker Run Committee met at The Butcher Hook. But not in the restaurant — in the bar.

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Schools cut budget

State forces $600,000 reduction

So, the official state budget has been signed and the cuts are in: Payson Unified School District has to peel away services to cover a $600,000 loss, which amounts to 4 percent of its operating budget.

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History proves I’m not alone in my love affair with fad diets

The Healthy Foodie

It only makes sense that I obsess on fad diets as a food columnist — I also have way too much personal experience, having been on one or another since adolescence.

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Ruins with a view

Archaeological Society labors to save traces of lost world in Goat Camp Ruins

An overwhelmed developer.

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