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Travel Ken Brooks highlights small ships and riverboat cruising in his Travel Talk column. PAGE 3

History Stan Brown unveils a Rim Country gem in Chapter 11 of his ‘Places’ series — Diamond Point. PAGE 5

Event Register now for the 15th Annual Women’s Wellness Forum to be held March 23. PAGE 2

Health Stiffness upon waking a sign of osteoarthritis, says Dr. Donohue.

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Rim residents of a certain age know the “Motown Sound” to their core. You can’t listen to it without moving with the rhythm — even if that’s just tapping your toes. Get ready to relive that great sound of the ’60s when the Tonto Community Concert Association presents the Masters of Motown in a 7 p.m. performance Tuesday, Jan 22 at the Payson High School Auditorium. Out of town guests, accompanied by a season ticket holder, may purchase a ticket for $15. Single admission tickets are $35 and can be purchased at the door, if seating is available. Children and youth, in grade 12 and under, will be admitted free when accompanied by a ticket holding adult. The Tonto Community Concert Association has been bringing great music to the Rim Country for more than 30 years. The association offers a wide range of performers in a multiple concert series through a basic subscription — which provides a ticket to each concert. For the 2012-2013 season, the basic subscription price was $90 per person. The performance by the Masters of Motown will be followed by: The Legacy of Floyd Cramer, 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21; Ricky Nel-

Lip Sync Contest auditions Audition for the fifth annual Lip Sync Contest at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 16 at the Payson High School Auditorium. Auditions are open to all high schoolaged students enrolled at Payson High School, Payson Center for Success and the Payson Education Center. All high school-aged home-schooled students may audition as well. There are only 14 spots available in two categories: comedy and traditional. Pick up an audition form at any of the schools listed. For more information, please contact Lip Sync Chair Thomas Walling at:

The 15th Annual Women’s Wellness Forum, “Straight from the Heart,” is Saturday, March 23 at Payson High School. Forum participation is limited to 300 women so early registration is recommended. The event’s keynote speaker is Abby Rike, a 2009 member of “The Biggest Loser” through which she was able to lose 100 pounds between May and December. A former educator and now an author and motivational speaker, she shares her experiences with others, encouraging listeners to enjoy a healthy lifestyle and vigor for life, and to realize even in our darkest hours there is always hope. Programs planned for the 2013 forum include: parenting teens and preteens with Debra Shewey of Southwest Behavioral Health; cooking for health: meet your nutrition heroes with Dee McCaffrey, an author and speaker, who lost 100 pounds by changing her eating habits and has kept it off for 20 years; healthy gardening with Kenny Evans, a one-time migrant farm worker who went on to assemble one of the country’s

New children’s program at Payson library Emily Linkey, new director of the Payson Public Library, will present stories and puppet shows for children at 11 a.m. every Saturday. The Big Read The Isabelle Hunt Memorial Library is one of 50 Arizona libraries selected to participate in The Big Read, a program on the great novel “The Grapes of Wrath” by John Steinbeck. The books are available at the library. As part of the program, the library will host Marshall Shore, who will discuss Route 66. Shore’s program and a discussion about the book will be held from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 24 in the Pine Library Activity Room. For more details, call the library at (928) 476-3678 or stop by at 6124 N. Randall Place, Pine.

largest family farming enterprises, and mayor of Payson; hormones with Roslyn Rogers, certified nutrition counselor and herbalist. Other programs include qigong with Penny Navis Schmidt; heart health with Salvatore Gillette, doctor of osteopathic medicine; accelerated wisdom: are you living a balanced life with Holly Crump; bringing a spark to relationships/partnerships/marriages in the golden years with Marilyn Kiefer Andrews; weight management with Dr. Alan Michels; reducing toxins to reduce disease with Dr. Cynthia Booth. Registration is $15 per person and includes a continental breakfast, the keynote address and three of the planned programs, lunch and an opportunity to meet vendors and shop. To learn more and sign up for three of the individual programs listed above, contact the Mogollon Health Alliance at (928) 4722588. The 15th Annual Women’s Wellness Forum is from 7:15 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, March 23.

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Everyone is invited to come out and cut a rug – Chicago style – at the 2013 Black & White Ball, Saturday, Jan. 26.

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Abby Rike is the keynote speaker at the 2013 Women’s Wellness Forum March 23.




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son Remembered, 7 p.m., Saturday, March 27; and Side Street Strutters, 7 p.m., Monday, May 6. To learn more, call (928) 478-4363 or write to Tonto Community Concert Association, P.O. Box 1711, Payson, AZ 85547.

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The Hobbit After Hours Party Join the Payson Public Library for an unexpected journey with glow in the dark sword fights; troll freeze tag; shaving cream beards; riddles in the dark; Hobbit trivia; furry flip flops; and of course, food and drink. The Hobbit event is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 18 at the Payson Public Library for youngsters ages 10 to 18. Sign up at the library or call Katie or Emily at (928) 474-9260.


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Gladys Knight and The Pips is just one group the Masters of Motown will tribute in the Jan. 22 TCCA concert.

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Small ships and riverboat cruising Small ocean-going ships and riverboats are growing in popularity with American travelers. About a year ago we wrote about how several companies are building new deluxe riverboats that will be stationed on the great and popular rivers in Europe as well as the Orient. Some of these new vessels are already in the water and the riverboat companies are taking reservations for guests to sail this spring, summer and fall of 2013. One company alone, Viking River Cruises, is introducing four new boats this year with more to follow next year. These popular cruises include Europe to Russia and Ukraine, as well as discovering the area of the Mekong River in Vietnam with side tours to Cambodia’s Angkor Wat. You can take in the European countryside along the Danube, Rhine, Seine or Elbe. These boats stop at scenic small villages and dock almost in the center of towns along the way. You also get to see major cities. About 75 percent of the large cities in Europe were founded along major rivers. You can reach these by riverboats rather than long drives sitting in buses. And most riverboat companies operating in Europe and Russia have included the price of shore tours as well as wine and beer aboard the boats and, of course, all Metro Creative Services photo meals on board. The inclusiveness makes European river cruises give travelers the opportunity to see many of the great cities of the continent from a unique perspective – about 75 perit easier to budget your expenses while cent of the large cities in Europe were founded along major rivers. The cruises also take in the European countryside. These boats stop at scetraveling. nic small villages and dock almost in the center of towns along the way. Many of these new riverboats are as deluxe as the newer cruise ships operat- American ownership. Both boats look old passengers with whom to mingle. The eastern Mediterranean and Far East. It is ing today. The staterooms are larger than as a paddle wheeler would, but inside they service is usually more personalized than called Voyages to Antiquity. A travel they once were and some even offer ve- are as modern as they can be. Some of the can be rendered on a large ship. agent will be able to offer details of this randas. staterooms on board both boats offer balMost of the very deluxe ships are in specialty cruising. One nice thing about river cruising is conies. You have privacy, but you don’t fact smaller than the popular large ships. When we are planning a cruise, or any that you never lose sight of interesting miss a thing as you pass by the interesting I suggest you contact an experienced trip for that matter, we first consult the sights on shore. You would never be scenery ashore. And, you can sightsee in travel agent who can share their knowl- Web, which is loaded with interesting bored. Some companies offer guests in- the major cities or take walking tours in edge of the deluxe and smaller ship cruise ideas, and then I visit my travel agent for teresting talks about the area they are the smaller towns and villages. lines, as well as giving you informative very specific information and current prictraveling that can be very educational. The entertainment will be very Ameri- brochures to take home and study. ing and ask for brochures to take home to Riverboat travel is also a good way to can as well with emphasis on old southern One cruise line that is very popular in study. I also inquire what their clients remeet travelers like yourself. Some people music and dances. the Mediterranean is MSC (Mediter- port after taking a specific tour or cruise make new friends who they stay in touch These American river cruises last from ranean Shipping Company). It now has 12 ship. This is always valuable information. with long after the cruise has ended. It’s five to 14 days, depending on the itinerary very modern, larger ships in the water One very experienced tour company also a good and comfortable you choose. The fares are not and has started to offer the upscale pas- has added sailing vessels and small ships way for singles to travel. cheap since your crew is all senger very deluxe suite accommodations to their itineraries all over the world. The riverboat is now more American personnel and they along with their own dining room, swim- Tauck is known for their quality of servlike an ocean-going ship. are paid higher wages than most ming pool and lounges. This follows what ice, the fine hotels it uses and recently it Ashore your experienced guides foreign crews on ocean-going passenger ships offered earlier, that being has chartered small, modern ships to opwill impart important informacruise ships. One thing I have al- first class and second class. Those days erate in the Aegean for Greece and tion as you sightsee the various ways noticed on American are long gone, but MSC is bringing back Turkey as well as the Galapagos Islands areas and cities. Very modern crewed ships and boats is that the two-class system. We’ll see how it off Peru. Tauck also operates its own Eucoaches will be used and while the crew thinks as you do. There sells. ropean riverboats, doing Amsterdam to in the small villages you may be is usually never confusion. We Cunard Lines offers the same type of Budapest, the Blue Danube, the Rhine and treated to a walking tour. At the hope to take one of the American class system on its Queen Mary 2. The Moselle, Holland and Belgium in spring, KEN BROOKS close of this article I will list riverboat trips this year our- separation is in the dining rooms only. the French waterways and cruising Monte some of the leading riverboat selves. Otherwise, most cruise lines offer only one Carlo to Paris by riverboat. You may call companies with their phone numbers. Small cruise ships are becoming very class. Tauck Tours at 1-800-468-2825. Let’s not forget the two companies in popular again. Some of the cruising public Two British companies offer small Consider also the National Geographthe United States that are sailing paddle is tired of the very large cruise ships that ships that feature cruises all over the ic/Lindblad Expeditions small ship cruiswheel boats up and down the Mississippi provide the bulk of popular itineraries. world. They are All Discovery Cruises ing with its 148-guest National Geographic River again. American Cruise Lines now These large ships vary from 2,000 to 5,000 with their 600-passenger Discovery and Explorer. The fares are expensive, but the has its new 140-passenger boat, the passengers. The advantage is more var- 500-passenger Voyager. Both ships are travel thrill is not to be forgotten. You may Queen of the Mississippi, in the water, and ied public spaces, more room to walk very nice and attract interesting passen- call for more information and a brochure the American Steamboat Company has around — in fact most are floating re- gers from all over the English-speaking at 1-800-397-3348. completely renovated the 400-passenger sorts. Some passengers never leave the world. A sister company operates the 350Other numbers that may be helpful inGreat American Queen. Both travel from ship during the cruise. Many have visited passenger Minerva 2. This is an upscale clude: Viking River Cruises, 1-800-523New Orleans up the river to as far north the ports of call on previous cruises and ship that includes shore tours as well as 0549; AMA Waterways, 1-800-626-0126; as Pittsburgh on the Ohio River and Min- stay on board to relax, use the ship’s spa beer and wine with dinner. All of these Great American Steamboat Co., 1-800neapolis/St. Paul, Minn. on the Missis- and swim and sun. However, there is a ships offer knowledgeable lecturers to 578-1479; and American Cruise Lines, 1sippi. These boats are crewed by growing trend among experienced cruis- add to the pleasure of the cruise. 888-749-5280. Americans and the cuisine will be all ers that book smaller ships that allow pasA Greek company now sails a 350-pasGood luck in planning your trip for American as well. They are both under sengers more personal space and fewer senger vessel to areas of antiquity in the 2013. The world is really your oyster!





A bloody, but entertaining fantasy — not a Western “Django Unchained” is billed as a himself — also appear in small roles. Western, but that isn’t quite right. The characterizations are both well Christopher Waltz, as his character written by Tarantino and well directed the dentist turned murderous bounty by Tarantino, bringing out just what he hunter Dr. King Schultz notes that wanted in his cast of excellent profesDjango (Jamie Fox) might be called, sionals. “The fastest gun in the South.” Since Kerry Washington plays the captive most of the action takes place in the wife of Django, Broomhilda with just South, it is hard to call it a Western. It Andy McKinney the right touch of pathos and courage. is a kidnapping/vengeance flick like the Reviewer But what is this two hour and 45 recent “Taken,” but that isn’t quite minute movie on which the producers right either. lavished a $100 million? Often with writer/director Quentin Tarantino It only makes sense to me as a legend, a it is hard to put his work into a neat category. retelling of the Germanic legend of Siegfried and It is rated R for massive violence. As my Broomhilda. French movie friend said, “You get really a lot of In the original, which is full of horrible, dark blood with Tarantino.” skullduggery, Siegfried must rescue his lady Too right she is. The shock effect does wear from a dragon (DiCaprio) and go through fire off quickly and then becomes redundant and (exemplified by the dozens of firearm-bearing pointless after the first few gallons are sloshed henchmen that Django must go through). That around. makes it work for me. Otherwise the jarring The scene of the final shoot-out looks like anomalies will ruin the ride. something from “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” For example, we have comic actor Jonah Hill (which was No. 1 this weekend — go figure.) The appearing as a KKK night-rider a decade before epic blood fest is very entertaining, I will say the KKK was founded. We also have weapons in that. the hands of killers that are 20 years before their And the acting truly well done. Leonardo Di- time. This might be excusable in something light Caprio continues his career path of innovative like “Abraham Lincoln — Vampire Hunter,” but roles. He plays plantation owner Calvin Candie not in a Tarantino film. But if it is a legend, the as a man of his time, place and station — and time goofs just don’t matter. It is all fantasy. with the very subtle indication that he is aware of But the unnecessary buckets of blood restrict his educational shortcomings. He makes up his this entertaining legend to an average three saw intellectual shortcomings by an over reliance on blades. It has brought in $106 million in two Uncle Steven, his butler, played with bombastic weeks, so it should turn a profit. malevolence by Samuel L. Jackson. The Academy Award nominations were anJamie Fox is Django, the title character who nounced on Jan. 10. Django probably won’t be learns the bounty hunter trade from Waltz. Don among them. Johnson and Walton Goggins — and Tarantino

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Well, Andy didn’t get it quite right. “Django Unchained” did get a few Academy Award nominations last week. It is up for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay (Quentin Tarantino), Actor in a Supporting Role for Christoph Waltz, cinematography and sound editing. Competition for the Best Picture award comes from “Amour,” a foreign language film, “Argo.” “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” “Les Misérables,” “Life of Pi,” “Lincoln,” “Silver Linings Playbook” and “Zero Dark Thirty.” The field in which Waltz is competing includes Alan Arkin, Argo; Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook; Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master; and Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln. Tarantino’s competition includes Michael Haneke, Amour; John Gatins, Flight; Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola, Moonrise Kingdom; and Mark Boal, Zero Dark Thirty. OTHER NOMINATIONS

Actor in a Leading Role nominees are Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook; Daniel DayLewis, Lincoln; Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables;

Joaquin Phoenix, The Master; and Denzel Washington, Flight. Nominees for Actress in a Leading Role include Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty; Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook; Emmanuelle Riva, Amour; Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild; and Naomi Watts, The Impossible. Nominated for the Actress in a Supporting Role award are Amy Adams, The Master; Sally Field, Lincoln; Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables; Helen Hunt, The Sessions; and Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook. Getting nods for directing: Michael Haneke, Amour; Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild; Ang Lee, Life of Pi; Steven Spielberg, Lincoln; David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook. Nominated for the adapted screenplay award: Chris Terrio, Argo; Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild; David Magee, Life of Pi; Tony Kushner, Lincoln; David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook. The awards will be broadcast Sunday, Feb. 24 on ABC.

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RIM COUNTRY PLACES CHAPTER 11 – DIAMOND POINT Quartz crystals have often been taken for diamonds, and Rim Country folks still take their visitors to the slopes of Diamond Point to search for the precious stones. This “field work” is not simply a modernday activity. Even in prehistoric times the intriguing crystals from Diamond Point were considered of great value and used for trading. In fact, 50 of the crystals were excavated at Shoofly Ruins on the Houston Mesa Road north of Payson. Others have through this gap was the major, if not the been found in archaeological digs through- only, way pioneers could get back to their out the Southwest, indicating extensive homesteads on the various creeks. By the trade between the Payson settlements and time the pioneer family of Margaret “Babe” other Anasazi villages. Occasionally the Haught arrived in 1897, the name “diacrystals have battered edges, suggesting mond” was applied commonly to a number they had been used for tools. However, most of places. Heading through the gap on their have been preserved in pristine condition way to the Haught ranch on Ellison Creek, indicating they were valued as gems. she says, “We came over the Diamond, and Some native groups even considered got off under the Diamond, on this road, this them as sacred objects, carrying them in little narrow trail.” [3] medicine bags or wearing them for protecHistorian Don Dedera reported that durtion. [1] ing the Pleasant Valley War, “Andy Cooper The earliest recorded reference to this and other rustlers were suspected of fencpotential source of diamonds was in 1871 ing off access to Diamond Butte (near the when a fellow named Arnold al“gap”) where beeves and broncs most precipitated a great rush to were hidden and doctored for rethe Rim Country for gems. branding.” Whether he was a trapper who In 1936 the Civilian Conservastumbled across the “diamond tion Corps, based at Indian Garfields” or a soldier in the Apache den on Tonto Creek, erected a War is not known. However, he or30-foot high tower, and capped it ganized a company to capitalize with a 12-foot square cab for fire the mining of these gems, and watch operations. In 1984 imsought a $10 million loan from the provements were planned for the Bank of California. tower and cab, but first the Forest STAN BROWN This set off a “diamond rush” Service supervisors searched for a into the area; trails were blazed better location. When they could and a camp was set up, which, had the rush not locate anything better than the 6,381been real, would have blossomed into a foot Diamond Point, they proceeded to insmall town. The stock was “selling like hot- stall a cistern at the base of the tower, with cakes” and some friends of Arizona Terri- a pump to lift water to the cab. The cab itself torial Governor Anson Safford, living in San was expanded to include living quarters for Francisco, wrote him to ask the validity of the rangers. Steel steps replaced wooden this claim. They desired to invest in the di- ones to the top, and aluminum sliding winamond stock. The governor asked Arizona dows replaced the original windows with scout Albert Banta to look into it, and the their wooden shutters. Before this, in 1941, explorer outfitted himself for a three-month a wooden cabin was built at the base for fire trip. Leaving from Tucson on July 15, 1871, watch personnel. The cab, towers and cabin he spent the next month-and-a-half check- have all been placed on the National Regising out the claim. ter of Historic Places. In more modern Banta wrote, “When I returned to Tucson times, the fire watch crews live in town and and reported to the Governor that in my commute. opinion the whole thing was a fake. The When our family first settled in the Rim Governor immediately wrote his friends in Country in 1963, the slopes of Diamond California to wait awhile, no hurry about in- Point soon became a favorite place to take vesting their money; this man had returned guests and “hunt for diamonds.” The and reported unfavorably on the matter. Payson Ranger District recognized 7,000 They did not invest and thereby saved their acres to be the “Diamond Rim Mineral Colmoney. In a few short weeks the bubble lection Area” and it became a very popular busted.” [2] attraction. Beautiful clear quartz crystals, When settlers began to arrive in the Rim many of them resembling New York Country, the crystals became prized pos- Herkimer diamonds, could be found. Espesessions. The prominence that apparently cially after a heavy rain that exposed them was their source they called Diamond Point, in the topsoil. However, to preserve the area a place name that soon spread. The small for recreational use and keep out commerrim of hills that parallels the Mogollon Rim cial rock hounds, who were digging up the was called “Diamond Rim” and the gap terrain, Diamond Point was closed in 2001 where the East Verde River breaks through to digging of any kind or breaking of rocks was called “Diamond Gap.” The trail — 4,000 acres were closed for this purpose

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The Forest Service sign (top left) for the Diamond Point fire lookout notes the elevation: 6381 feet. The fire tower (above) and its surrounding structures are on the National Register of Historic Places.

and to break that law is punishable by a $500 fine and/or six months in jail. Finding the crystals loose on the surface is permissible, although the field has been extremely picked over. [5] “Old time” families in the Rim Country can proudly show you their “diamonds” — those lovely quartz crystals that used to lie in such abundance all over the slopes of Diamond Point. Next: The Baby Doll Ranch NOTES

1. People of the Tonto Rim by Charles Redman, Smithsonian, 1993, Page 139 2. Albert Franklin Banta: Arizona pio-

neer: [memoirs] (Historical Society of New Mexico. Publications in History, Vol. XIV, September 1953, page 56) 3. Oral history with Margaret Haught taken by Ira Murphy, to be found in the Rim Country Museum archive. 4. A Little War of Our Own, self-published, 1988, page 82 5. To reach Diamond Point go northeast from Payson on Highway 260 (Star Valley Road) for about 14 miles. Turn west on Forest Road 64 before reaching Kohl’s Ranch. Follow Forest Road 64 west for 4 miles; then turn south on Forest Road 65 and follow it for about 3.7 miles before pulling off the road and parking.




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Sonoran Swing (above) will once again provide the big band sounds for dancing at the Black & White Ball. Pat Graser (below), a longtime hospital auxiliary member, dips a strawberry into the chocolate fountain at a previous event.

Black & White Ball lets Rim Country to put on the glitz


Get out the glitz — it’s time for the annual Black & White Ball. This year it’s a Chicago-style celebration. Gangster garb anyone? “Our annual Black & White Ball takes its theme from the history of the third largest city in the United States — Chicago (the Windy City, that Toddlin’ Town), host to 200 parades each year, home to the Cubs and the Bulls, and infamous Prohibition era gangsters,” said Sanja Long, executive director of Mogollon Health Alliance. “Chicago is where the blues became electric. It is the city of invention: steel frame skyscrapers, roller skates, the Twinkie, the window envelope and spray paint to name a few,” she said. Long invites participants to don formal attire or dress in a period costume from the days of gangsters, tommy guns and flappers — a time when speakeasies abounded, hemlines shortened for a new style of dance, dashing federal agents chased bad guys. The MHA will present its big, beautiful benefit Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino Event Center. This year beneficiaries will be the Rim Country Educational Foundation as well as MHA. Participants

will make a difference for education and health. The RCEF is dedicated to funding the pre-development expenses required to facilitate the purchase of approximately 260 acres of U.S. Forest Service property south of East Highway 260 in Payson, which has been identified as the primary site for a university campus complex, research park and conference center. The silent auction proceeds from the 2013 Black & White Ball will go to the RCEF. This part of the event has raised between $4,000 and $7,000 for a designated charity in each of the past several years. Individuals and businesses interested in making auction donations may contact MHA at (928) 472-2588. Organizers ask that contributions for the silent auction be made by Friday, Jan. 18. “We are delighted to name RCEF as the beneficiary of the 2013 silent auction. I can’t imagine a more important project for our entire community than bringing a university to Payson,” said Long. The mission of MHA is to promote rural health care and health education opportunities for members of the community through programs, activities, grants and scholarships. The evening will feature the big band sound by Sonoran Swing with vocals by Mary Gilbert and MHA’s own Gary Cordell, vice president of its board of directors. The 6 p.m. dinner includes a choice of prime rib or baked ziti with chicken and pasta primavera, salad, twice-baked potatoes, bread and what casino culinary experts promise will be a dazzling dessert.

Tickets may be purchased through Wednesday, Jan. 23 from MHA. The cost is $200 per individual or $1,500 for a table seating eight. Call (928) 472-2588 for more information. Bronze sponsors for the evening are Stellar Capital Management and APS.

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BLACK & WHITE BALL The 2012 event, with the theme of Old San Francisco, netted $45,000. More than 100 people participated. The decorations in the Event Center of the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino transported guests to the bygone elegant and romantic era of 1906 San Francisco. Stars interspersed with tiny lights hung from the ceiling to create a night sky. On the tables, larger than life martini glasses dripped with pearls and long, white gloves.





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IT’S A SMALL WORLD ACROSS 1 Pizza-topping fish 8 Troglodytes 15 Drang’s partner 20 University of Wyoming city 21 Smelter input 22 Kayak’s kin 23 It includes a nucleus 25 Run up, as debt 26 Jet that last flew in 2003 27 Penta- plus three 28 X-ray dosage units 30 Injure with a horn 31 That fellow’s 33 “No - traffic” 35 Publisher owned by Random House 38 “ER” co-star La Salle 40 “Start the tune!” 42 “The Lady ___ Tramp” 43 Shoelace-receiving hole 44 What a very thorough description is given in 47 Snow glider 48 Fencer’s cry 49 Earth heater 50 Stair support 52 Left-winger, for short 55 ___ in “November” 56 Arctic diving bird 57 Bit of magic 59 ___ apso (terrier type) 61 Terrier type 66 Pilot a plane

69 Sailor 70 Toed the line 71 Histology 74 Stud’s game 75 “___ Miller” (Verdi opera) 76 7-Down, in France 77 Very, very softly, in music 80 ___ as a fox 81 Kitten noise 82 Young kid 85 Michigan/Ontario border river 87 Bit of cotton on a stick 89 Sports group for tykes 91 Like laced punch 94 In times past 96 Esther of “Maude” 97 Pigsty 98 Don Ho hit 101 See 107-Across 102 Neighbor of Mich. and Ill. 103 Use a Kindle 104 Very small battery 105 Suffix with margin 107 With 101-Across, way up a slope 109 Extra Dry deodorant 111 Waterspout climber of song 117 Validate 118 Settle, as an issue 119 Slightly 120 Waste line 121 Pale lager 122 12 times per year DOWN 1 Made in the manner of 2 “King” Cole’s first name 3 Points of intersection

4 Radio buffs 5 Fail to use 6 “Alice” actor Tayback 7 “That’s right!” 8 Motherboard components 9 In ___ (going nowhere) 10 Word stock, informally 11 Suffix with differ 12 Expresses grief 13 List of typos 14 “I ___ nap!” 15 ___-fi flick 16 Did a certain ballroom dance 17 Like nerds 18 Mickey of movies 19 Most minimal 24 Rich dessert 29 Scent 31 Virile guys 32 Ice skater Slutskaya 33 Old Vegas casino 34 Baseballer Irabu or Matsui 36 Feel ill 37 “Toodles!” 39 Sine ___ non 41 T, in Greece 45 Betrayer 46 Complicated 47 Punjabi believer 50 Resurrected 51 Largest city in Ghana 52 Like bums 53 “Oh, so that’s it” 54 Epic poet 58 Actress Sofer 59 Rodents in research 60 ___ Lewis & the News 61 Filly’s mother

62 Love, in Nice 63 Swinelike animal 64 “QB VII” author Leon 65 Dead-end street sign 66 Rock concert gear 67 Early stringed instrument 68 Nasty 72 Golfing need 73 “Note ___ ...” 77 Web site designer’s specification 78 Early pope 79 Push 81 City in Italy 83 “___ the ramparts ...” 84 Soda bottle size 86 On the ___ (hiding out) 87 Use a parachute 88 Fly snarer 89 “The Raven” writer 90 “Fallen” actor Koteas 91 Helmet parts 92 Cardin of fashion 93 Back to back 94 Diminisher 95 Vacant, as a stare 99 1993 Nannygate figure Zoe 100 Costly dark brown fur 106 The “L” of “SNL” 107 Go in circles 108 Vocalist Eartha 110 Article in Ulm 112 1903, for Bob Hope: Abbr. 113 Oft-candied tuber 114 ___-pitch softball 115 Kay follower 116 San Luis -, California

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You’re eager to take on that new opportunity opening up as January gives way to February. Now all you need to do is resist quitting too early. Do your best to stay with it. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Doff a bit of that careful, conservative outlook and let your brave Bovine self take a chance on meeting that new challenge. You could be surprised at how well you do. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You might not want to return to the more serious tasks facing you. But you know it’s what you must do. Cheer up. Something more pleasant soon will occupy your time. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) As you dutifully tidy up your end-of-the-month tasks, your fun self emerges to urge you to do something special: A trip (or a cruise, maybe?) could be just what you need. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Your achievements are admirable as you close out the month with a roar. Now you can treat yourself to some well-earned time off for fun with family or friends. (Or both!) VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Be sure you know the facts before you assume someone is holding back on your project. Try to open your mind before you give someone a piece of it. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You might feel comfortable in your familiar surroundings, but it might be time to venture into something new. There’s a challenge out there that’s just right for you. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Your love of things that are new gets a big boost as you encounter a situation that opens up new and exciting vistas. How far you go with it depends on you. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) That recent workplace shift might not seem to be paying off as you expected. But be patient. There are changes coming that could make a big difference. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) While few can match the Goat’s fiscal wizardry, you still need to be wary in your dealings. There might be a problem you should know about sooner rather than later. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Easy does it when it comes to love and all the other good things in life. Don’t try to force them to develop on your schedule. Best to let it happen naturally. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) A surprise decision by someone you trust causes some stormy moments. But a frank discussion explains everything, and helps save a cherished relationship. BORN THIS WEEK: Sometimes you forget to take care of yourself, because you’re so busy caring for others. But you wouldn’t have it any other way. © 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.


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JUST FOR FUN KING CROSSWORD ACROSS 1 Cambridge sch. 4 Tweak the Constitution 9 Letterman’s network 12 Fuss 13 Alamo hero with a knife named for him 14 Feedbag morsel 15 Part 17 Biz deg. 18 Commercials 19 Quartz variety 21 Baked potato’s skin 24 Liniment target 25 Swelled head 26 Stitch 28 Esteem 31 Simple arithmetic 33 Sinbad’s bird 35 ___ St. Vincent Millay 36 Come to a point 38 Bankroll 40 Charged bit 41 Brewery products 43 New Jersey airport 45 OK for dieters 47 Parisian pal 48 Boxer Muhammad 49 ENIAC and its successors 54 Life story, for short 55 Judge, at times 56 Caustic solution 57 Male offspring 58 Logic 59 Doctor’s due


DOWN 1 Buddy 2 Altar affirmative 3 Cruise or Selleck 4 Homes 5 Dr. Frankenstein’s creation 6 Female sheep 7 Martial arts mercenary 8 Remove (from) 9 Digests of a sort 10 Movie pig 11 Celebrity 16 Neighbor of Afgh. 20 Oxford, e.g. 21 Make jokes 22 Water (Sp.) 23 Chum 27 “Holy moley!” 29 ___ about (approximately) 30 Hierarchy level 32 Narcissist’s love 34 Finger food 37 Does a double-take 39 Coy 42 Emporium 44 Humor 45 Apprehends 46 Hodgepodge 50 60 sec. 51 Sprite 52 “Catcher in the ___” 53 Witness




1. PERSONALITIES: Who wrote the 1960s book “Unsafe at Any Speed,” which detailed safety shortcomings in the auto industry? 2. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What color is lapis lazuli? 3. GEOGRAPHY: The Falkland Islands lie off the coast of which continent? 4. HOBBIES: What does a spelunker do? 5. U.S. STATES: What is the official nickname of the state of Illinois? 6. LANGUAGE: What does the Latin term “ipso facto” mean? 7. ART: What is chiaroscuro?



8. CARTOONS: What is the name of Porky Pig’s girlfriend? 9. SCIENCE: What kind of gases are neon and helium? 10. MOVIES: Which three comedians starred in the film comedy “¡Three Amigos!” Answers 1. Ralph Nader 2. Blue 3. South America 4. Explore caves 5. Land of Lincoln 6. By the fact itself 7. Use of light and shadow in artwork 8. Petunia 9. Noble gases 10. Steve Martin, Chevy Chase and Martin Short



Find the listed words in the diagram. They run in all directions — forward, backward, up, down and diagonally.






Plan hearty meals for next long weekend FLAVOR UP SIMPLE WINTER SUPPERS

Quite a few folks will enjoy a three-day weekend Jan. 19-21 in recognition of Martin Luther King Day. If you and your family are among the lucky ones, make plans now for some hearty meals to add to the fun of the long weekend.

All across the country, food lovers are cooking up something wholesome and flavorful. “By adding herbs and spices, it’s easy to make healthy foods more flavorful. And it’s a smart way to freshen up your family’s standby recipes while gradually reducing reliance on sugar, sodium or fat,” said Chef Mark Garcia, of the McCormick Kitchens. Get more recipes like these at


Whether you’re celebrating or just want to make breakfast more special, gather friends and family around the table to make some new memories together. These recipes are full of flavor and, best of all, easy to make, so you have more time to spend enjoying a delicious meal with the people you love. • Olé Tortilla Cups — Zesty bites made with Johnsonville Hot & Spicy Breakfast Sausage Links can be prepped ahead of time and baked when you’re ready. • Cornbread with Spicy Sausage and Red Peppers — A colorful side that pairs great with a tasty skillet dish. • Breakfast Sausage Skillet with Sautéed Tomatoes and Basil — Have all the ingredients prepped and ready to go to make cooking this restaurant-style breakfast skillet really easy. • Crustless Mini Quiches — Make these bite-sized beauties ahead of time and serve at room temperature. For more delicious reasons to rise and dine, visit


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CORNBREAD WITH SPICY SAUSAGE AND RED PEPPERS Makes 8 servings; preparation time: 25 minutes; baking time: 20 minutes 1, 12-ounce package Johnsonville Hot & Spicy or Original Recipe Breakfast Sausage 1 cup yellow cornmeal 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 eggs 1 cup milk 1/4 cup butter, melted 3/4 cup chopped red bell pepper 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Remove sausage links from casings. (Slice casing with knife and peel to remove.) In skillet, cook and crumble sausage until no longer pink; drain and set aside. In bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, combine eggs, milk and butter; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in sausage, red bell pepper and cheese. Pour into a greased 8-inch square baking pan. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.

CRUSTLESS MINI QUICHES Makes 7 servings of 3 quiches each; preparation time: 10 minutes; cooking time: 10 minutes 1 sleeve whole wheat crackers, crushed 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese 1 package Johnsonville Original Recipe Breakfast Sausage 1 package frozen broccoli florets, thawed, drained 1 cup frozen corn 8 ounces reduced fat cheddar cheese 32 ounces liquid egg whites Kosher salt and fresh pepper, to taste Preheat oven to 350 degrees Generously spray 21 mini muffin cups with cooking spray. Set aside. In small bowl, mix crushed crackers and Parmesan. Distribute evenly between muffin cups. Cook sausage according to package instructions. Cut into half-inch pieces. Evenly distribute sausage into muffin cups. Chop broccoli into small pieces. Microwave for 1 minute on high; drain well. Spoon broccoli evenly into muffin cups. Top evenly with corn and cheddar cheese. Pour egg whites over each of the muffin cups. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until mini quiches are set. Let rest for 2 minutes prior to unmolding.

OLÉ TORTILLA CUPS Makes 12 servings; preparation time: 30 minutes; baking time: 18 minutes

Breakfast Sausage Skillet with Sautéed Tomatoes and Basil 1, 12-ounce package Johnsonville Hot & Spicy or Original Recipe Breakfast Sausage 9, 6-inch flour tortillas, at room temperature (thicker, home-style tortillas work best) 2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese 6 eggs 1/2 cup milk 1/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper 1/4 cup chopped cilantro 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper Salsa Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook sausage according to package directions; cut into small pieces and set aside. Coat muffin pan and both sides of tortillas with cooking spray. Cut tortillas into quarters. Arrange three tortilla pieces in each muffin cup, overlapping to fit. Press tortillas gently and firmly into muffin pan. (Tortillas should stick up higher than muffin cup sides.) Arrange half of the cheese in tortilla-lined muffin cups. Top with sausage and the remaining cheese. In a bowl, combine the eggs, milk, bell pepper, cilantro, salt and pepper. Carefully pour into cups. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until eggs are set. Serve with salsa if desired.

BREAKFAST SAUSAGE SKILLET WITH SAUTÉED TOMATOES AND BASIL Makes 3 to 4 servings; preparation time: 10 minutes; cooking time: 25 minutes 2 medium red skinned potatoes, (about 3/4 pound) cut into thin wedges 1 small onion, sliced 1 teaspoon rosemary, dried or fresh 2 tablespoons olive oil 1, 12-ounce package Johnsonville Original Recipe Breakfast Sausage, divided 1/2 pint grape tomatoes, (about 1 cup) 1/3 cup shredded Gouda cheese 2 to 4 large eggs, poached, fried or scrambled 1/4 cup slivered fresh basil leaves Salt and pepper to taste In bowl, combine potato wedges, onion slices, rosemary and olive oil. Toss together. In large skillet over medium heat, add potato mixture and cook for 5 minutes. Add half the sausages to pan and continue cooking another 10 to 12 minutes, turning occasionally to evenly brown ingredients. Add tomatoes, stir to combine and heat through allowing the tomatoes to brown slightly and burst, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and sprinkle with shredded Gouda cheese, and top with eggs and a sprinkling of fresh basil. Source: Johnsonville

Roasting the vegetables before adding them to the stew brings out delicious caramelized flavors. Makes 6 servings; preparation time: 20 minutes; cooking time: 35 minutes 4 cups cubed winter vegetables (cut into half-inch pieces), such as carrots, butternut squash, parsnips or sweet potatoes 1 medium onion, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1-1/2 pounds boneless beef sirloin steak, cut into 1-inch cubes 3/4 cup chicken stock (or chicken broth can be used) 1/4 cup dry red wine or apple juice 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon McCormick Black Pepper, Coarse Ground 1/2 teaspoon McCormick Thyme Leaves 3 McCormick Bay Leaves Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Toss cubed vegetables and onion with 1 tablespoon of the oil. Arrange in single layer on large baking sheet. Roast 20 minutes or until vegetables are golden brown. Meanwhile, heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Brown beef in batches. Return all beef to skillet. Add roasted vegetables, stock, wine, salt, pepper, thyme and bay leaves. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer 10 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened. Remove bay leaves before serving. Serving suggestion: Serve stew over cooked brown rice or whole grain pasta.

OVEN-FRIED CHICKEN Boneless chicken is seasoned and oven-fried for great taste that’s quick and easy enough for any day of the week. Makes 5 servings; preparation time: 5 minutes; cooking time: 20 minutes 1/4 cup flour 1-1/2 teaspoons Lawry’s Seasoned Salt 1/2 teaspoon McCormick Oregano Leaves 1/4 teaspoon McCormick Black Pepper, Ground 1-1/4 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast halves or thighs 1/4 cup milk 1 tablespoon butter, melted Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray 15-inch-by-10-inch-by-1-inch baking pan with no stick cooking spray. Mix flour, seasoned salt, oregano and pepper in shallow dish. Moisten chicken with milk. Coat evenly with flour mixture. Place chicken in single layer on prepared pan. Drizzle with melted butter. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

CHICKEN CHILI WITH BLACK BEANS AND CORN Make a batch of this super spice-rich chili for your next get-together. It doubles easily if you are expecting a crowd. Makes 8 (1-cup) servings; preparation time: 15 minutes; cooking time: 30 minutes 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes 1 cup chopped green bell pepper 1 cup chopped onion 1 tablespoon McCormick Paprika 1-1/2 teaspoons McCormick Oregano Leaves 1 teaspoon McCormick Cumin, Ground 1 teaspoon McCormick Garlic Powder 1/4 teaspoon McCormick Red Pepper, Crushed 1, 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed 1, 15-ounce can great Northern beans, drained and rinsed 1, 14-1/2-ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained 1 cup chicken broth 1 cup frozen corn Heat oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add chicken, bell pepper and onion; cook and stir 6 to 8 minutes or until chicken is lightly browned. Add paprika, oregano, cumin, garlic powder and red pepper; mix well. Stir in remaining ingredients. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer 20 minutes. Source: McCormick

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MERCHANDISE ANIMALS ALFALFA HAY: 130 pound bales $16.per bale, $15.per bale if buy 5 or more; Call Randy 928-978-4359 Dog Nail Clipping in the comfort and convenience of your home by Tracy. Local professional groomer of 23 years. $12.00 928-978-4959 DOG SITTING, HOME AWAY FROM HOME! 24-7 LOVING CARE In My Home, Yvonne: Hm: 928-468-2105

FIREWOOD FIREWOOD & ALFALFAHAY for Sale, Hay-$16.per bale, Cypress is $240.per cord, Juniper $240. per cord, 928-595-1182 or 928-474-7811 Delivery Available

Firewood: Alligator, Juniper or Oak, Can Mix Call for Prices 928-535-5503


Premium Wood, 16 In Cuts, Split Seasoned, Full Honest Measured Cord, Buy Little or A Lot, In Stock, Juniper & Pine, 928-468-1309 HOUSTON MESA FUELWOODS: Juniper, Oak, and Mixes, Call for Prices! 928-474-9859

FURNITURE Formal Mahogany Dining Table, 36x68,Extends to 100 inches. Includes rigid protective pads, four chairs,two arm chairs w/padded seats.Verry Good Condition $295. 928-472-7769

Home and Health Solutions in Rim Country? Internet to: Yahoo or Google

MISCELLANEOUS Restaurant Equipment for Sale: Freezer, Refrigerator, Ovens and Furniture; Table, Chairs, Lights Must be sold by January 8th. Call 928-978-0668

THE BLIND DOCTOR Broken Blinds? Saggy Shades? Droopy Drapes? WE CAN FIX THAT! Dani 928-595-2968 BLINDS & DESIGNS Repairs, Sales, Blind-Cleaning & More! WANTED: Anvils, All Sizes, Also Bear & Lion Traps, Call 928-425-9455


YARD SALES/ AUCTIONS MOVING SALES Two Weekend Moving Sale: Everything Must Go, Bedroom and Living Room Furniture, Gardening, Fishing, Stereo Equipment, TV’s, Lots of Misc. Items. Jan. 19 & 20, Sat. & Sun. & Jan. 26 & 27 Sat. & Sun. All starting 8am to 5pm; 1304 N. Beeline Oak Park, Lot 63.

AUTOS/VEHICLES CARS AUTOMOTIVE RECYCLING, LOCAL: Will Pick Up, Good Prices, DAVE’S AUTOMOTIVE RECYCLING, Parts for Sale, M-F, 9-5, Sat 9-1, 928-474-4440

1974 CJ5 Project Jeep, Buick 6 Egine, New Springs, Shocks, Radiator & Battery, Reduced to $2,900. obo Bob 928-468-0743

GUNS/KNIVES CCW CLASS: $75.00 Basic Firearms-Course, $45.00; Firearms & Ammunition , Call Brian Havey (CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR)

1996 Dodge 2500 Diesel 4WD Extra Cab, About 190K Miles, Runs Good, $6000.Firm 928-951-1010 Serious Collector wishes to, Buy U.S. and German Military Guns, Colts Winchester and any Other High Quality Antique Guns. Single Pieces or Collections, Give Us A Call at 928-468-0306


20 ft. and 40 ft.: Shipping Containters, 928-537-3257 I BUY OLD COINS: Call 928-978-1385 Power Chair Lift, used for Jazzy Swing a way, Trailer Hitch Mount, $400. Firm. Heatolater Insert. $600. Firm. See at 5038 N. Bear Trail, Strawberry, 928-951-6762

RECEPTIONIST Miracle-Ear Hearing Center has an opening in their Payson Office. Candidates must possess a warm up beat personality, ability to work independently as well as part of a team, strong computer skills. Duties include: phones, scheduling appointments and basic office duties. Benefits package included. Please email resume to: No phone calls please.

EMPLOYMENT ADMINISTRATIVE/ PROFESSIONAL Seeking Branch Manager Fast Auto Loans Customer service, retail, or finance experience prefered. Requirements: Credit, criminal and MVD background check, valid Driver Licence. Benefits: We offer competitive pay and benefits. Send Resume to: or call 480-733-2244

CLERICAL/OFFICE Office Assistant Wanted Part Time Need attractive personality. Must file, in/outgoing calls & have computer/people skills. $8.50/hour, 928-472-7521

SERVICES BEAUTY SALON Attention Seniors, 25% off all Hair Services, w/Tony, call 928-474-3021 @ Lemon Tree Salon

CHILDCARE Childcare-Montessori Teaching, Ages 2.5 thru K, Individual Learning Experiences! 7am to 3:30pm $100.p/week. 928-978-5627


HANDYMAN Newspaper

is seeking an independent contractor to deliver newspapers. Earn Extra Income ($120. to $130.per week) Tuesdays and Friday Afternoons, in Payson, Arizona. Must have knowledge of all in and outs of street locations from Hwy 260 North to 1501 N. Beeline Hwy and Hwy 87 East to Graham Ranch Rd. Must be 21 years of age, good driving record, dependable transportation, Perferably 4-Wheel Drive. Attach Proof/Copy of Arizona Driver’s License to Application Our Company does Background Checks Applications available after 3:00 p.m. at 708 N. Beeline, Payson, AZ

A Affordable 1 Handyman, Serving the Rim Country Area Whatever Needs to be Done! Steve 928-978-4861 Not a licensed contractor

A Dependable Handyman Service

Excavation Work, Carpentry, Painting, Masonry, Electric, Yard Work, Wood Splitting, Hauling Payson License #P08226, Not Licensed Contractor: Barney Branstetter: 928-595-0236 or 928-595-0435 Affordable, Reliable, On Time, Carpentry, Electrical, Plumbing, Tile, Painting, Yard work, etc. (Can-Do Most Anything) Call Dennis (928)476-3581 Leave Message DHW Home Services Decks/Porches Sheds Drywall Texture Matching Paint Remodeling 928-595-1555 Credit Cards Accepted

GENERAL Hiring Sylist/Barber Payson Hair Company PT/FT, $30.per/day Chair Rental, Busy Shop, Come in, Stop by next to Bashas Verizon sales reps needed Digitell cellular in Payson is hiring for full time sales reps. Hourly Pay + Commissions; Email resume to: or call (928)499-1798



Local Restaurant looking for Cooks, Bar Tenders, & Servers, Please Fax Resume to: 928-468-7376

Piano for sale $600. Call 928-978-3513 or 928-474-4035.


Unique Hawaiian Coffee and End Tables. Built by Artist-Nancy Gove, made from Opiuma Wood, Featuring Whale Tail, a Dolphin Tail as legs. Must See To Appreciate. $3,500. for All; Also Limited Edition Hawaiian Print Framed in Koa Wood, 38x31 $125. Call 928-468-8887



HOME SERVICES REPAIRS AND INSTALLS: Tile Carpet, Hardwood, Grout, Restretch, Resurface, 30 Years Experience, Not a Contractor, Robin: 928-951-4082 or 928-478-6632 References

HOUSEKEEPING Cleaning By Karen Professional House Cleaning Licensed, Honest & Dependable 928-970-2830

HEALTH CARE Fulltime RN Case Manager Part time Weekend RN Part time PT, w/possible transition to fulltime Part time OT, w/possible transition to fulltime Home Health experience preferred Send resume to: KC’s Home Health Care 114 East Highway 260 928-468-5242



BUSINESSES FOR SALE Love Design? Are You Mechanical? Highly Successful & Respected Payson Business. Home based. Make your own hours Be your own boss! Call for details 928-595-2968

LAND FOR SALE Young Arizona, Must See to Appreciate, Three 2.5 Acre Parcels, Wooded Area, Prime Location, Small Down, Owner Will Carry, Easy Terms, 928-425-6791 or 928-701-1536

MOBILES FOR SALE 1981 Palm Harbor 12x40, Park Model, Covered Patio, Space Rent $289.68 Includes Water/Trash, Nice Yard, 55+Park 705 E. Miller, Space 45, $4,000. 928-978-2658 Foreclosures: 30 Homes, both New and PreOwned to Choose From, Free Delivery, Call Bronco Homes, 1-800-487-0712 New Carpet,Vacant, 2Br/1Ba, 12x60, 55+Park, 705 E. Miller, Space 29, Storage, Covered Patio, Screened Porch, Large Treed Lot, $5,900, 928-978-2658 REPOS: 2, 3, & 4 Bedrooms, Starting from $9,989. Call Bronco Homes: 1-800-487-0712

RENTALS APARTMENTS FOR RENT 2BD/1BA, Upstairs Unit, W/D Hookup, Includes Water/Trash/Sewer, Available Now $595/mo + $500.dep, 208 E. Jura Circle: 480-695-1338 Apartments For Rent


and a Happy NEW APARTMENT, too!


2 Bedrooms/2 Baths 2 Bedrooms/ 1.5 Baths Washers & Dryers Covered Parking Pet Friendly


810 E. FRONTIER ST. #46, PAYSON, AZ 85541

(928) 474-8042

Cornerstone Property Services

Duplex, Furnished 1Br, Utilities Paid, $, Smoking/Pets-No, 1st months rent and $300. cleaning Dept. Avail. 2/15 to 6/15/2013 928-468-8185 Large 2Br/2Ba: Includes water, trash, sewer. $ + $400 security deposit. 213 W. Bonita: 602-292-1788 Longhorn Apt.2Br/2Ba,$650.w/500. Dep.,1000 sf., W/D, Dishwasher, Central Air & Heat, Storage Shed, 401 W. Frontier: 928-978-1331


Order: 10062602 Cust: -Chapman Auto Center Keywords: Building Maintenance art#: 20107495 Class: General Size: 2.00 X 2.00


Experience required • Drivers License required • ASE Certified Building Maintenance person needed for LINE SUSPENSION TECHmaintenance landscaping LIGHT • painting • light plumbing • general CAPABLE OFa FRONT ENDself-starter ALIGNMENTS Must be motivated Paid Vacations • 401K Retirement Plan • Medical & Dental Benefits.

Contact Ernest Saldana

100 N. Beeline Hwy.



Free Jan. Rent 1Br/1Ba Condo, Upstairs, Includes Water/Sewer & Trash, Pets-No, $ Frontier Condos, Mark or Sharon at 928-478-6188 Large 1Br/1Ba Unfurnished Condo Bottom Floor, End Unit, $565.p/m, Smoking & Pets No. Contact Virginia: 623-780-1394 Cell 602- 615-5142 Office or Retail Space Lowest Rates In Payson Private Bath,500 sq.ft. On Upgraded Remodeled Units, 1 Month Rent Free 602-616-3558

Rim View OFFICE PARK, Executive Suites, Payson’s Premier Office Space, 708 E. Hwy 260, 928-472-7035.

CONDOMINIUMS 2bd/1ba,Condo GREAT Condition 300 W. Frontier, Laundry Room/On-site, Rent Includes Water &Trash,Renter Responsible for Electric/Cable Pets-No! $550.p/m+Dep. 928-978-5240 References Required

HOMES FOR RENT 2Bd/1Ba, 3 Sheds, AZ Room, Fenced Yard, Unfurnished, 1305 N. Woodland: $750.p/m $500. Dep. Call Lee 928-595-1164 2Br, Den, 1Bath Payson North, Ceramic Tiled Liv, Din, Kitchen, Wood Stove, Fenced Yd, Carport, Patio, $800. 928-848-4501 2Br/2Ba $ 516 S. Colcord; 3Br/2Ba, $ 502 S. Mariposa; 602-513-2245 3BD/1BA Star Valley 1100sq.ft., large fenced yard, washer/dryer hookup, 2 storage sheds, wood burning stove $825/mo. Call/text James (480)208-1562 or Brandy (928)595-0638. 3bd/2ba, Carport, Smoking/Pets-No, $ + $1,000 Dep. 928-472-2527 or 928-978-4149 3Bd/2Ba, Great View! Log Sited Home (Strawberry) ,Storage Unit, All Appliances, Dishwasher, New Carpet/Paint, Paved Driveway, Large Deck, $825/mo.+Deposit, 602-999-8076, Avail.Now! 3Br/2Ba, 1600 sq.ft., Fenced Yard, A/C, Dogs OK. $850/mo + $450.Sec. 480-251-1222 BEST RIM/AIRPORT VIEW IN TOWN! Large 2200sf. 3Br/3Ba, Great Family Room, 1/2 Acre, In Quiet Area, $; 2708 W. Bulla Drive, 602-763-4397 Cozy, clean 2bd/1ba D/W,W/D, covered parking, storage. Fresh paint. Yard w/fruit trees, small pet OK w/fee,$ + deposit. Must see. Call 928 970-2773 or 929 978-5707. Gorgeous,3Br/2Ba,2-Car Garage, Green Valley Park Area, Washer/Dryer,Views, $ w/lease, non-smoking, Call Lindsay @ 928-978-1452 or Skip @ 619-733-9550 Green Valley Park Area, Gorgeous 3Br/2Ba, 2-Car Garage, Washer/Dryer, Views, $ w/6 mo lease, non-smoking, available in November Call 928-978-1452 LARGE 1 BEDROOM ON 1/3 ACRE GREAT VIEW. SMOKING/PETS NO. WOOD BURNING STOVE. $475.00 MO. REFERENCES REQUIRED. 602-799-3545.

New Custom Victorian Home 3Bd/2Bath Den In Town Historic District Energy-Efficient. Deck-w/Views,Laundry, Upgraded Appliances, Vaulted-Ceiling, Ceiling-FansThroughout, Carport,Home/Office OK. $995/mo. 928-288-2440 NICE: 2Br/2Ba Hardwood Floors, $ All Utilities in Landlords name, Month-to-month Lease, Avail. 1/11/2013 Call Don 928-978-3423 Payson’s Best View: 3Br,2Ba $, $760. if Received before the first, 119 E. Pine St. 928-474-4000 for Info/Showing Woodhill Custom Home, 3/2/2, Rent $1,200/mo + Deposit. Retirees Encouraged to Call. Smoking-No, 928-978-6167

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Discomfort upon waking a sign of osteoarthritis BY PAUL G. DONOHUE, M.D. 2013 NORTH AMERICA SYND., INC.

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have back discomfort upon lying down. It doesn’t matter where I lie or what position I’m in for my back to hurt and often one or both hips. Getting out of bed in the morning is hard and uncomfortable. Once I have had my morning shower and am up and around, I’m fine. We have thought of replacing our mattress, but how do we find something that will help? What would you recommend? — M.W. ANSWER: I strongly recommend that you see your family doctor before you invest any money in a mattress. Some of what you describe fits the picture of osteoarthritis — stiffness upon wakening, difficulty getting out of bed and relief of symptoms after taking a hot shower. Before you spend a penny on a mattress, have your back examined and the problem diagnosed. The booklet on the different kinds of arthritis explains each and how it is treated. Readers can obtain a copy by writing: Dr. Donohue — No. 301W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipient’s printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I looked in the mirror this morning and couldn’t believe what I saw. My right eye was bright red. It looked like someone had punched me. When my husband saw it, he asked if he had hit me while he was asleep. He didn’t. It doesn’t hurt. My vision is perfect. My eye looks frightful. Do I need to see a doctor? — Y.T. ANSWER: Your question is asked repeatedly. My long-distance guess is a subconjunctival hemorrhage. The conjunctiva is a cellophane-like covering of the eye. Beneath it is a network of invisible blood vessels. When one of those delicate vessels breaks, blood covers that part of the eye. Coughing, sneezing or straining causes the breakage. Sometimes it happens for no apparent reason. The eye looks awful, but no real harm is done. The blood is absorbed in about a week. You can hurry it up by putting warm compresses over the closed eye. You need to see a doctor if the eye begins to pain you, if the blood stays for longer than a week or if it happens time and again. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: How good are prunes for constipation? I am often constipated and have unsuccessfully tried many remedies. They might work for a short while, but then I am constipated again. I’d like to try the prune way, if you say that it works. — M.A. ANSWER: It works for many, but I can’t give you a guarantee. Five to six prunes twice a day can change your bowel habits in a week or so. Prunes have fiber, one reason why they exert a laxative effect. Fiber keeps food waste moist on its passage out of the body. Prunes also contain sorbitol, a natural laxative. In addition to the laxative action, prunes have antioxidants, substances that counter the bad effects coming from cell chemistry. Prunes have undergone a name change; they are now called dried plums. Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 328536475.

Rim Review Jan. 16, 2013