Michele Nelson

Reporter

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Charities play Santa Claus for families

The Mazatzal Casino ballroom buzzed with energy, happy children’s voices, cheers and lots of laughs on Saturday, Dec. 3.

Help free human rights prisoners

Ever imagined a letter could free a human rights prisoner? Payson Amnesty International member Bob Horne said letters written have made a difference.

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Many Julia Randall Elementary students aced tough, new AzMERIT test

Payson celebrates smart kids

The Payson Unified School District board honored 51 third- through fifth-grade students for performing above expectations on the AzMERIT test at its Nov. 14 meeting.

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Volunteers ready to help neglected, abused children

David Morrison, took his oath to become a Court Appointed Special Advocate on Nov. 17.

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Follow the money - AZ superintendent changes tune

After riding into the state superintendent of education position on one issue — getting rid of Common Core academic standards — Diane Douglas has decided it’s all about the money.

Blue Cross Blue Shield tries to answer questions

Blue Cross Blue Shield will serve as the only health insurance provider for Gila County residents who need to purchase an individual plan off of the federal affordable health care exchange.

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Increased limits for some tax credits

Arizona taxpayers may increase their tax credit donations to nonprofits and foster care organizations, but not to public schools and the military family fund relief.

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Beware of scams - read fine print on Medicare insurance policies

Beware calls promising a Medicare program that sounds too good to be true. “The government’s Medicare agency never calls beneficiaries asking to check their Medicare number, birth date, etc.,” said local health insurance agent Tom Russell. “Medicare contacts its beneficiaries by mail.”

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An iris by any other name – is Payson

Sallie Lowman and other gardeners from the High Country Garden Club got dirty for a good cause — planting irises at the base of the trees lining the Town of Payson path near Main Street.

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Myth of food, family & healing – or maybe there’s something there

As a kid, I remember getting dressed up to eat Thanksgiving dinner. I hated it.

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