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Teresa McQuerrey

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Chest pain – it can still be a puzzle

When the subject is chest pain, you’d expect a packed house for the Senior Circle’s Lunch & Learn program. The room at 215 N. Beeline was filled, but not overflowing. Too bad — Dr. Brent Gear, D.O., one of the emergency department physicians at Payson Regional Medical Center, had a lot of good information to share.

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Pony Express riders coming Wednesday

The 57th Annual Hashknife Pony Express commemorative ride will gallop into the Rim Country next week.

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Star Valley earmarks grants for water projects

Well projects could provide 100-year supply of water

The Star Valley Town Council seems set to focus its next round of grant money on securing more water.

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Celebrating 99 years

Gene Koeneman turned 99 this month and on his Jan. 11 birthday, family and friends at Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church honored him.

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Congregation digs deep for new building

As congregation sizes go, Mount Cross Lutheran Church is just average. But while there are only about 150 members contributing to the collection plates, those donors don’t think twice about digging deep into their bank accounts and doing great things.

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Violinist and guitarist perform for TCCA

The Tonto Community Concert Association opens the second half of the 2014-2015 season with a duet of violin and guitar.

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Library Friends host local author

The Library Friends of Payson will have local author Carole Emma Mathewson review her recently published novel, “The Waste of War” Monday, Jan. 19.

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County ponders $2.5-million loan

Gila County government is considering a loan of $2.5 million to buy, place and remodel a modular building — being called the Copper Administration Building — in order to get out of paying rent on buildings where assorted services are housed.

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A tradition of elegant fun and generosity

The tradition of the Mogollon Health Alliance’s Black & White Ball started in 2007 as a way to raise money to bring a dialysis facility to Rim Country.

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Rim Country celebrates a decade of smooth, cool jazz

Gerry Reynolds, with the help of many fans, has brought great artists to perform this true U.S. form of music to the Rim Country for 10 years.

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SLE board will get new member

The Star Valley Town Council is once again dealing with the Rim Country Educational Alliance Separate Legal Entity.

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Roundup adds weekly health pages; Ebola panic hits home

Starting in January of 2014, the Payson Roundup added a weekly feature — Your Health. Every Tuesday, the Roundup devotes two pages to health and health-related news from Payson Regional Medical Center, Payson Care Center, Rim Country Health, and the Mogollon Health Alliance.

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Pine gets second highest snow total in Arizona

Nestled up against the face of the Mogollon Rim — which was predicted to get the highest amounts of snow in the New Year’s storm — Pine had 14-1/2 inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service.

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Winter storm warning in effect

Old Man Winter is going to wash away 2014 with rain and usher in 2015 with snow.

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Star Valley OKs Senior Center funding

The Town of Star Valley gives the Payson Senior Center about $30,000 a year. In recent years, that money has come from its federal Community Block Development Grant awards.

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Pine residents seek voice in planning

Pine Strawberry residents are ready to take the reins and drive future development in their communities.

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County denies Tonto Village plan

Water company owner can’t build in creek’s flood plain

Jeff Daniels cannot build a workshop on his property in Tonto Village because a portion would be in the flood plain.

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Black & White Ball: A tradition of elegance, fun and generosity

The tradition of the Mogollon Health Alliance’s Black & White Ball started in 2007 as a way to raise money to bring a dialysis facility to Rim Country.

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Star Valley ponders water projects for federal grants

The Town of Star Valley is getting ready to seek another round of funds through the federally funded Community Development Block Grant program.

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Grab a tag from an Angel Tree to help Rim Country children

The time to make contributions to help the less fortunate have a happy holiday is coming to a close. Make donations of new gifts for the following groups as soon as possible:

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Fast, aggressive treatment helps sepsis

Hospital has developed a two-phase attack in fighting sepsis

Sepsis is an overwhelming — whole body — infection. If it is not treated early and aggressively, it can lead to death.

New flu cases rising

This year’s vaccine not as effective, but still recommended

The number of flu cases in Arizona has risen, with the first cases reported in Gila County.

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Friends rally to help neighbor

If you have heard of the great work of Hospice Compassus volunteers or have eaten at El Rancho Mexican Restaurant, then you can thank Patty Kaufman.

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No backtracking for Tonto Basin ‘RV’ park

An unauthorized “RV” park in Tonto Basin can’t backtrack its way to obtain the zoning that would allow its expansion. It may also be forced to remove un-permitted improvements and the trailers and RVs currently on the property.

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County says no to more money for road project

Gila County will not pay the contractor for the Pine Creek Canyon Road project any more money.

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Put your best health plan in place

Planning for our medical care is important — no matter what our age. That’s why we have insurance. It is also why we should have someone formally designated with our medical power of attorney (MPOA) and have a living will.

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Rim Country boasts great genealogy resources

Whether you are veteran detective when it comes to your family history or just getting started on the journey to track down your ancestors, Payson has plenty of genealogy resources.

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Creative gifts abound close to home

Buying local supports economy, public services

This gift-giving season, let your imagination be your guide, along with some hints and tips about the multitude of goodies that can be found in the Rim Country.

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Merry-making marathon

Online the other day there was an article about how to counteract the side effects of enjoying the average 4,500-calorie Thanksgiving meal — exercise: hours and hours of exercise — the least was 7.7 hours of football or basketball (that’s playing not watching), the most was 20.6 hours of bowling, or you could hike for 10.3 hours.

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Medical center donates to food drive

To kick off the holiday fundraising campaign, Payson Regional Medical Center (PRMC) employees awarded the Payson Area Food Drive a check for $3,429.

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One more important thing to add to health arsenal

It is something none of us want to really think about or plan for, but it is something that is critical to making sure you get the best care for your health. It is a way to pay for very expensive — but very essential when its needed — air ambulance service.

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Training tool for firefighters, EMTs is no dummy

The Mogollon Health Alliance does more than most of us know to improve health care in Rim Country.

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Vote tally yields turnout surprise

The outcome of the Nov. 4 general election was formalized Nov. 18 when the Gila County Board of Supervisors approved the canvass of the vote.

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County retains D.C. lobbyist

Gila County will continue to have the Bose Public Affairs Group represent its interests in Washington, D.C.

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Star Valley gets new vice mayor on split vote

George Binney is the new vice mayor for Star Valley. At the Nov. 18 meeting of the Star Valley Town Council, all four veteran council members had their hats in the ring for the job.

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Special reunion for special friends

Defiance, Ohio bred a group of special friends that graduated in 1946.

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Star Valley anticipating healthy year-end funds

The Town of Star Valley could give budgeting lessons.

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Fox in Pine tests positive for rabies

Residents urged to get pets vaccinated

A fox that recently attacked a Valley man in Fossil Creek had rabies. Michael O’Driscoll, director of the Gila County Division of Health and Emergency Services, said the man killed the fox and took it to Maricopa County where officials confirmed it had the disease.

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Annual Tellabration is Nov. 22

The art of telling a great tale returns to the Rim Country with the 15th Annual Tellabration on Saturday, Nov. 22 at the Pine Community Center Cultural Hall.

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Water picture bright for Star Valley

Star Valley’s water system continues to improve. Most recently the town council was told a test hole for a new well at the community park shows it has the potential for producing 40 gallons per minute.

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Veteran marvels at Honor Flight

Conrad Okerwall has joined the ranks of Rim Country veterans who have enjoyed the once-in-a-lifetime trip to Washington, D.C. with the Honor Flight AZ program.

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Transit tax wins wide Gila County support

Rim residents and visitors alike have paid the region’s half-cent transportation excise tax for 20 years. The tax expires in December.

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Take time in picking Medicare additions

Getting on Medicare is easy. A couple of months before you turn 65 you get your card from the government. The first of the month of your 65th birthday, you are on Medicare.

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Today’s the day: Find your polling place

Polling places for the general election opened at 6 a.m. and will remain open until 7 p.m. today, Tuesday, Nov. 4.

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Gila County lobbyist contract debated

Martin: $78,000 contract yields millions in federal funds

Tommie Martin wants Gila County to have a full arsenal as it continues to do battle in Washington, D.C. for federal money. Since 2006, that arsenal has included the big guns of Jefferson/Bose (Bose), a lobbying firm — experience, expertise and connections.

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Community support, volunteers keep Christian Clinic going

The Payson Christian Clinic has recorded more than 13,000 patient visits since it opened almost nine years ago, said Dr. Judith Hunt, president of the board and one of the doctors who volunteers time to the facility.

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Quarantine ends

No hint of Ebola in Payson

Allen Mann’s self-quarantine following a missionary trip to Nigeria ended a week ago.

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Halloween fun starts this weekend

Rim Country residents and visitors start celebrating Halloween this weekend all over Rim Country.

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No death sentence

Breast cancer battle rages on

“Most pick out the coffin once they hear their diagnosis,” said Ilona Swenson. “I want them to know it is not a death sentence. There is life after breast cancer.”

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Love letters reading in Young

The annual benefit for the Pleasant Valley Historical Society features a reading of love letters between the first governor of Arizona and the woman he courted for 14 years — the daughter of a Rim Country pioneer.

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