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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gila County will not pay the contractor for the Pine Creek Canyon Road project any more money.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To kick off the holiday fundraising campaign, Payson Regional Medical Center (PRMC) employees awarded the Payson Area Food Drive a check for $3,429.
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.
The Mogollon Health Alliance does more than most of us know to improve health care in Rim Country.
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.
Gila County will continue to have the Bose Public Affairs Group represent its interests in Washington, D.C.
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.
Defiance, Ohio bred a group of special friends that graduated in 1946.
The Town of Star Valley could give budgeting lessons.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rim residents and visitors alike have paid the region’s half-cent transportation excise tax for 20 years. The tax expires in December.
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.
Polling places for the general election opened at 6 a.m. and will remain open until 7 p.m. today, Tuesday, Nov. 4.
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.
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.
No hint of Ebola in Payson
Allen Mann’s self-quarantine following a missionary trip to Nigeria ended a week ago.
Rim Country residents and visitors start celebrating Halloween this weekend all over Rim Country.
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.”
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.
Susan Egan has been nicknamed “the Belle of Broadway” for her renowned performance as Belle in Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” and she is sharing her talents with Rim Country residents and visitors at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 19.
Payson Supply Line ends decade of service to soldiers
The Payson Supply Line will officially close its doors at the end of 2014, ending the shipment of “care” packages to active duty military in Mideast war zones as of Oct. 25.
The quilters of the Rim Country have presented one of the best regional quilt shows for a decade now, and their 10th annual show was a triumph.
Autumn has arrived in Rim Country and with it comes one of the area’s biggest arts events — the Payson Art League ARToberFEST Fine Art & Fine Craft Show & Sale.
Rim residents and visitors alike have paid the half-cent transportation excise tax for 20 years. The tax expires in December.
Rain, thunder and lightning could not put a damper on the 44th Anniversary of the Vertilee Floyd Memorial Old Time Fiddle Championships and Acoustic Celebration.
Quilters from all over Arizona, throughout the Southwest and the far reaches of both the U.S. and Canada are expected at the 10th Annual Rim Country Quilt Roundup.
More and more it seems that allergy season for me lasts all year long. The stuff going to seed (or whatever it’s doing) right now makes my eyes water and my nose run, I sneeze and I cough and then there is the wheezing.
Project will provide backup for town’s primary water source
The Town of Star Valley won an award of $26,329 from the Gila County Board of Supervisors this week.
Family quarantines itself even before unfounded rumors begin to circulate
It started with a phone call — a woman heard from a friend that a rumormongering website had reported a man in Payson had been exposed to Ebola.
Planned improvements will transform the Gila County complex in Payson.
The Payson Rodeo Committee hosted one of its most successful Chili Cook-Offs Sept. 13 in Star Valley.
The memory of pioneers who settled Rim Country and the Tonto Basin, Pine, Strawberry, Star Valley and points both east and west are honored each year at the Pioneer Dinner.
The Rim Country air will be electric with the outstanding acoustic sounds of fiddle music and more this weekend during the 44th Annual Vertilee Floyd Old Time Fiddlin’ Arizona State Championship and Acoustic Celebration.
Preventing falls is crucial in those over 65
One of the first thing that happens as people age is their awareness of where their body is in space, according to Lisa Schultz, director of rehab services with Payson Care Center.
The Star Valley Town Council loosened its purse strings Tuesday. It approved $237,720 for road improvements, as the weather allows. Additionally, the council learned the previously approved Sprague Crossing project will cost $16,000 — slightly more than anticipated.
The de-annexation of 760 acres from Star Valley crossed another hurdle this week.
The Star Valley Town Council is making a bid for some of Gila County’s economic development money.
Payson plan offered at end of month
County officials have worked for more than three years to make the Globe courthouse secure.