Michele Nelson

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The importance of a living trust

If a person owns more than $50,000 of property in Arizona, it’s time to consider a living trust, explained Gene Adams president and founder of Alpha Omega Family Services.

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John and Kathy Tiautschold Heroes of Education

The Payson Unified School District board recognized John and Kathy Tiautschold as Heroes of Education at its Jan. 9 meeting.

Production problems with Milk Ranch Wells

Milk Ranch wells fixes expensive

The production numbers for the three Milk Ranch wells in the Pine-Strawberry Water Improvement District between 2014 and 2016 show radical swings over three years.

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Raffle to Benefit Senior Center in Payson

To celebrate love, Valentine’s Day and its customers, the Senior Center’s Trinkets and Treasures thrift shop will raffle off a Michael DeAngelo wedding dress.

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Subversive hemp - in Arizona?

So poor, pleasant, hard-working Hemp goes to the store, without his troublesome brother Pot. The storeowner glares at him. The security guards follow him around. Poor Hemp.

Residents alarmed about lead in water

National report raises alarm but local expert finds few problems

Reports documenting unhealthy levels of lead in drinking water nationwide has local residents concerned.

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Possible Weekend Weather

The National Weather Service has predicted a colder, wetter storm to pass over the Rim Country and points north and east starting Thursday then continuing through to Monday

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Cranberries: Good for you, but not for environment

The Healthy Foodie

Everyone has a good holiday cooking goof up story, right? Well, so do I. In this one, I’ve changed the names to protect my familial relationships because, well, holidays are stressful enough!

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Fraud probe grows

The auditor general continues to investigate the alleged embezzlement of money from the Pine Strawberry Water Improvement District and Sunny Mountain Realty, a complex and still mysterious case involving at least $724,937 in forged checks.

Milk Ranch well fix, Pine water board grapples with costly options

The Pine Strawberry Water Improvement District governing board on Dec. 15 laid plans to find solutions to the turbidity glitches that have plagued the Milk Ranch wells since they were drilled.

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