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Teresa McQuerrey

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Disaster at thrift store develops into a blessing

A disaster at the Pine Community Center a little more than two years ago has become a blessing. And it’s a blessing with a delightful surprise.

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County, Little Stinker attempt to negotiate

The county’s efforts to get the Pine property on which the Little Stinker operation is located cleaned have moved from the hearing arena to negotiation.

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Speaker is her own best testament

It was a morning filled with inspiration and information. The annual Women’s Wellness Forum brought together more than 275 women at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino March 21.

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Inspiration, information and laughter

Wellness Forum tackles stress

The annual Women’s Wellness Forum went above and beyond its promise to help participants learn more about stress.

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Grease is the word at Kiwanis Auction for Youth

The Kiwanis Club of Zane Grey Country is inviting Rim residents and visitors to get some “Grease.” The group is using the musical “Grease” as the theme of its 20th Annual Kiwanis Auction for Youth.

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Star Valley seeks grant to plan roads

The Town of Star Valley is entering the fray for a $250,000 competitive grant from the Arizona Department of Transportation.

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Public safety on the line

Courts, sheriff need upgrade in facilities

It’s a near-miracle Gila County has not suffered any serious incidents or outright tragedies in the cramped, cobbled-together county court and sheriff’s facilities in Payson say public safety officials.

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Women’s Wellness Forum tackles stress

Speakers to discuss impact of hormones, nutrition, movement and laughter on stress

Stress is a fact of life. How an individual handles it is a major factor in their health and well-being.

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Planning department complaints drop

After a presentation about the department from its director and several staff members March 10, Supervisors Tommie Martin, District One, and Mike Pastor, District Two, said they don’t hear the complaints about the department they did when they were first elected.

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Common women’s health issue not often discussed is topic of luncheon

It’s apparently a common health issue for mature women, but it doesn’t get discussed much — postmenopausal bleeding.

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Building slump lingers in Gila County territory

Housing starts still at just half pre-recession levels

Officially, the Great Recession ended a couple of years ago.

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Lawsuit deepens the curse of Pine Creek Canyon Road

Some ancient mystic must have put a curse on Pine Creek Canyon Road.

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County seeks money for adult literacy

Gila County libraries may soon have new materials to help adults improve literacy.

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Star Valley worried about impact of state legislation

Photo-radar ban, diversion of gas tax could force town to tap reserves, cancel projects

State budgeters continue to raise new threats to Star Valley’s financial security, the council learned this week.

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Gila County Supervisors shoot down curfew proposal

Two years of work on a county curfew ordinance went down in defeat at the March 3 Gila County Board of Supervisors meeting.

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County expansion plan still in limbo

Supervisors spending money in Globe, stalling in Payson

The Gila County Board of Supervisors keeps moving forward to add office space at its Globe complex while letting expansion plans in Payson languish in the shadows of planning. Meanwhile, the supervisors approved a $50,000 civil engineering contract for an out-of-county firm instead of one based in Payson.

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Star Valley finalizing water, road plans

The Star Valley Town Council tonight at 6 p.m. will make a final decision on how or whether to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal grant money on new wells and road improvements.

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Health Start outreach program to help expectant, new parents

Open only a year, North Country HealthCare is already expanding its services in the area. It is offering a free community health outreach program to help guide expecting and new mothers.

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Annual Women’s Wellness Forum offers tips to deal with stress

Stress is a fact of life. How an individual handles it is a major factor in their health and well-being.

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PRMC names new marketing director

Mindy Strickling is the new marketing director for Payson Regional Medical Center, taking over the position from Jan Parsons, who has served as interim for quite some time.

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New surgeon talks about services

Dr. Elliot Maness, D.O., recently joined Payson Surgery Associates and was the guest speaker at the Feb. 18 Lunch & Learn program at the Senior Circle.

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Pine septic company showdown delayed

The hearing on zoning violations cited at the Pine operation of Little Stinker has been given a 30-day continuance, according to the county. The hearing was to be held at 9 a.m., Friday, Feb. 20.

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Fair could die

Volunteers badly needed

Unless 15 people and are willing to step up as volunteers, the 61-year-old Northern Gila County Fair could die.

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County seeks loan for Payson facilities

Employees honored

The Gila County Board of Supervisors is moving forward to secure $2 million in financing to put a large, used modular building on the county complex in Globe.

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Raising a stink

Little Stinker problems prompt protests in Pine

Pine residents have filed formal complaints against Robert McNabb’s operation of his Little Stinker business with the Gila County Community Development Division.

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Events focus on the love of books and food

Rim Country residents who love food and books have two great events to look forward to. One is just around the corner, the 14th Annual A Taste of Rim Country at the Payson Public Library in March.

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Star Valley working on budget wish list

Building a town is not for the weak: Ask the town council and the five town workers in Star Valley.

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Joint replacement surgery increasing

Every 7.5 seconds a baby boomer turns 50.

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Measles ‘crown fire’ feared

One Gila County case, spreading nationwide

“That first case here will be a spark and we will have a crown fire, not a smoldering fire,” said Dr. Judith Hunt, a pediatrician with Banner Health in Payson and the Payson Christian Clinic.

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Your invitation to get fit

The MHAXIII Health Plus facility at Rim Country Health is inviting former clients to come back and see what’s new and asking everyone interested to check it out as well.

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Measles hit county

Gila County has reported its first confirmed measles case, which sent the Gila County Health Department on a scramble to contact 17 people exposed to the patient in the Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center in Globe.

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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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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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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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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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