Issuu on Google+

‘Host’ is good teen romance, but poor science fiction flick

FREE APRIL 10, 2013 12 PAGES

REVIEWER SAYS SCI-FI FANS WILL HAVE TO WAIT FOR ‘OBLIVION’ — P5

INSIDE

the rim review THE PAYSON ROUNDUP • PAYSON, ARIZONA

Garden Planning a garden can overwhelm the faint for heart. PAGE 7

Travel Ken Brooks takes us shopping, sightseeing and to the theatre in New York City.

Wild Times REPORTER TAKES TIME TO STOP & SMELL THE WILDFLOWERS, P6

PAGE 3

History In Chapter 17 of his Rim Country Places series, Stan Brown tells us about the Grand Prize Mine. PAGE 4

Benefit Friday’s Oil Change for Charity at Miller Autoworks raises money for the Time Out domestic violence shelter. PAGE 2

Health Dr. Donohue talks about when the heart has become a weak pump. PAGE 12

GO: Your guide to going out P2 | SAVINGS: Latest special from PaysonDealZ.com P3 | HOROSCOPES: Salome’s Stars P8


2

RIM REVIEW • APRIL 10, 2013

on children and families in need. Exhibition The multi-media works of Mario Belvedere of Pine will be displayed through April 20 at the Payson Healing Arts Center, located at 616 N. Beeline Highway. The center is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday. Belvedere, a native of Sicily, has resided in Pine since 2005.

Benefit brunch A brunch to benefit a young Payson man needing a kidney transplant is set from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, April 14 at Gerardo’s Firewood Café. Justin, who is now 21, attended kindergarten through the 12th grade in Payson schools was voted high school chef of the year for the state of Arizona in 2010, earning a full scholarship through Arizona culinary institute. He worked for Gerardo’s while attending Payson High School and Gerardo Moceri was his mentor, along with PHS culinary arts instructor Devon Wells. Justin is in acute kidney failure and will be requiring a kidney transplant — his second; the first was in April 2005. While he is a fighter, he has had several health challenges. In 1997 Justin was diagnosed with leukemia, after several bouts of treatment he relapsed and required a stem cell transplant in 2003 and he has been cancer free since then. However, the chemotherapy caused his kidney issues. All proceeds from the $20 brunch buffet will benefit Justin. Participants will have the opportunity to choose from an extensive menu including breakfast dishes; a variety of pasta; seafood; salmon roasted on a cedar plank with a buttermilk peppercorn chive sauce; turkey breast; pork tenderloin; Angus beef casino roast; pizza; and desserts. Gerardo’s Firewood Café is located at 512 N. Beeline Highway.

Good go

2

Community Breakfast Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church, 507 W. Wade Lane, is hosting a community breakfast from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m., Friday, April 12. Breakfast includes scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, hash browns, coffee and juice. Rim Country residents and visitors are invited to join the congregation for food and fellowship. A free will offering will be accepted. The church will host a breakfast on the second Friday of every month from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. For more information, call (928) 474-5440. Authors share stories of fascinating pioneer women There will be a program by three authors about a trio of fascinating Gila County pioneer women at the Pleasant Valley Community Center in Young at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 13. Mary Brown will discuss Helen Duett Ellison Hunt, who pioneered in Gila County with her family and went on to become the first Arizona first lady. Nancy Lucia Humphry will discuss Maria Lucia Gonzales Humphry a midwife and healer who came to Gila County in 1906. Julie McDonald will talk about Pearl McEuen Cromer, who spent the first seven years of her life in a covered wagon and spent the balance of her 98 years in Globe.

Jazz concert The John Darst Trio plus One will perform at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 14 at the Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main St. A donation of $8 or more includes refreshments. Small children and students are free. Please make a reservation by contacting: gerryreynolds@hotmail.com, or calling (602) 619-3355. Vocalist-guitarist John Darst returns to Payson by public demand after receiving raves last year. Many said that his group was perhaps one of the best to perform in the jazz series at the church in quite some time. The group usually performs as a two-guitar and stand up bass trio, but for this performance local drummer Gerry Reynolds will join the band. Also performing with Darst will be Bob Veltre, guitar, and bassist Chris Long, both residents of Show Low. Darst is a resident of Snowflake. Reynolds resides in Strawberry.

Time Out benefit A luncheon and fashion show, Steppin’ Out, to benefit Time Out Inc. and its efforts to help the victims of domestic abuse, is planned for 11 a.m., Saturday, April 13 at Chaparral Pines Golf Club. The event will also feature a program by Hanna Lulgjuraj-Murray, author of “Lived To Tell It” — a compelling and riveting true crime story about survival and courage. Hanna was living a beautiful fulfilled life that suddenly turned to horror as her raging husband stood across from her and fired his gun. The bullet hit her on the chest, her legs weakened and fell. She was left for dead. By some miracle she survived to tell her story. Admission is $25 per person, purchase at the Time Out Thrift Shop, which is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

Book fair A Books Are Fun Fair is set for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, April 16 at the Payson Regional Medical Center, 807 S Ponderosa St., west lobby (Labor & Delivery entrance).

Women’s conference at Payson LDS The Relief Society organization of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will hold a special Women’s Conference from 9:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 20, with a lunch to follow. The theme of the conference is Of Eternal Worth. Speakers will include former police chief, Gordon Gartner, who will speak on the topic, Angels Among Us. Other speakers will include Sandy Tarbet whose talk is entitled, Leaven for our Loafs and Julie McCray, who will present a talk on Life’s Quilt. There will be a special guest from New Mexico who will discuss the topic Eternal Snapshots. The event will be held in the Cultural Hall of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 913 S. Ponderosa. Guests are welcome.

OIL CHANGE FOR CHARITY Get an oil change and help Time Out Inc. in its efforts to help victims of domestic violence. The Fifth Annual Oil Change for Charity will be from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, April 12. It is sponsored by Miller Autoworks and made possible by Steve Miller (pictured above), CarQuest, NAPA and BG Auto Parts. All of the proceeds, except taxes, will be donated to Time Out. Miller Autoworks is located at 600 W. Main St. Call (928) 468-8855 to make an appointment, or Camille at (928) 472-8007 for more information. Select from hundreds of books and gifts, such as photo albums, stationery, music and much more. All proceeds support the Mogollon Health Alliance scholarship fund and its many other programs.

Chocolate Buffet Do you love chocolate? The Ladies of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church invite the public to a Chocolate Buffet at 6 p.m., Friday, April 19 at the church, located at 1000 N. Easy St. Guests will be given a box to fill with samples of a great variety of wonderful chocolate desserts prepared by the ladies of the church for $10. Proceeds will support Outreach Ministries that focus

AYOTHAYA THAI CAFE

FLYING GRIZZLY

JOURNIGAN HOUSE

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., April 12-13: Payson Jazz Trio 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., May 17-18: Payson Jazz Trio

6:30 p.m., Wednesday: Texas Hold ’em Poker 7 p.m., Thursday: 8-Ball Pool Tournaments 7 p.m., Friday: Karaoke by Katie Parks The Flying Grizzly is located at 5079 N. Highway 87 next to the Windmill Corner Inn in Strawberry. For more information, please call Debbie at (928) 978-1412.

Cinnamon Twist anchors the new Journigan House Jam Session at 6 p.m. Wednesdays. The event will have no cover, but canned and non-perishable foods for the food bank will be welcomed, along with any “tips” for the performers, which will also be contributed to the food bank.

JAKE’S CORNER, JAKE’S CORNER

OXBOW INN AND SALOON

7 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m., Sundays: Live music

9 p.m. to 1 a.m., April 12 and 13: Davis Highway 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., April 26 and 27: Grey Wolf

BUFFALO BAR & GRILL 7:15 p.m., Tuesday: Texas Hold ’em 7:15 p.m., Wednesday: Omaha Poker 9 p.m. to closing, Thursday: Karaoke 5 to 9 p.m., Sunday: Jam sessions with Junction 87

BUTCHER HOOK, TONTO BASIN 8 p.m. to midnight, Friday and Saturday: Karaoke

On a recent trip to Globe, reporter Alexis Bechman took time to stop and smell the wildflowers.

Alexis Bechman photo

COVER

Italian Spring Festival A five-course meal — an Italian Spring Festival — prepared by Gerardo Moceri will benefit Payson Community Kids at 6 p.m., Sunday, April 28 at Gerardo’s Firewood Café, 512 N. Beeline Highway. Tickets are $75 per person and available at the café or from Suzy at (928) 978-3256. In addition to the dinner, there will be a silent auction. To learn more or make a contribution to the auction, contact Suzy at the number above.

P L AY I N G I N R I M C O U N T R Y

RIM REVIEW • VOLUME 15, NO. 15 ON THE

Payson Choral Society spring concert The Payson Choral Society’s spring concert, Time Machine, directed by Daria Mason with accompaniment by Victoria Harris comes to the Payson High School Auditorium Saturday, April 27. Performances are scheduled for 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Pre-sale concert tickets are $8 for adults. All students under 18, and children will be admitted at no charge. Tickets may be purchased in advance from Choral Society members, at the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce and at the Payson Public Library. Tickets will also be available at the door before each concert for $10 each. Proceeds from the society’s concerts provide musical scholarships to middle and high school students. These are awarded and the students will sing their winning tryout selection each at the spring concert. For more information, please call John Landino (928) 468-0023.

Jaber Abawi, M.D., M.R.C.P. Internal Medicine & Arthritis

REVIEW STAFF TERESA McQUERREY

BOBBY DAVIS

EDITOR - 474-5251 EXT. 113

AD SALES - 474-5251 EXT. 105

Board Certified Internal Medicine

ALEXIS BECHMAN

FRANK LA SPISA

Accepting New Patients

REPORTER - 474-5251 EXT. 112

AD SALES - 474-5251 EXT. 104

The Rim Review is published each Wednesday by WorldWest Limited Liability Company. Copyright 2013

1106 N. Beeline Highway Payson, AZ 85541

928.474.5286


APRIL 10, 2013 • RIM REVIEW | 3

TRAVEL TALK | KEN BROOKS

New York City — for shopping, sightseeing and theatre If you have not traveled to New York City at least once in your life, it’s time to do so. No other city offers the excitement, shopping opportunities, sightseeing and live theatre as does New York City. I have talked with some people who tell me they are afraid of New York because of all the people, the noise, traffic and so on. Well, if this is your problem, forget it. There are easy flights into the city and good taxi KEN BROOKS service at reasonable prices. I suggest you stay at a midtown Manhattan hotel such as the New York Hilton where you will be in the middle of most of the action the city has to offer. There are many other good hotels in the same area from which to choose. Rates can run anywhere from $175 per night to more than $500 per night depending on the quality of hotel you select. I would choose a property that at least has a brand name such as Sheraton, Marriott and Hilton, etc. The best time to visit would be in the spring or fall when the weather should be quite nice. New York is cold in the winter; hot and humid in summer. What’s to do? Everything — almost. I find the city has become friendlier in the past years so you can ask directions and usually get a polite answer. If this is going to be your first visit to “Mecca” I suggest you book a sightseeing tour around the area. Greyline is dependable and offers a good selection of sightseeing on half-day, full-day and twoday tours. In Manhattan, you will see the three most visited sights: the world famous trio of the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building and the site of the World Trade Center — “Ground Zero” where the city’s and nation’s heart was broken on Sept. 11, 2001. Your sightseeing may even be on a double-decker bus. If the weather is good, sit topside, which is best for photography. Be sure to take a hat for cover. The uptown and Harlem tour will be interesting as will the Brooklyn tour. There is even a nighttime tour (Rockefeller Center) in mid-Manhattan. You will even be taken to the top of the Empire State building for a view of the entire New York City skyline. Believe me, this is exciting. You have a selection of some of the finest museums in the world as well as music centers, Madison

last year and was not impressed. If you like Disney, this may be good for you. “Wicked” fills the theatre night after night. I also saw this last year and didn’t care for it, but you may. It’s a take-off on “The Wizard of Oz.” “Phantom of the Opera,” winner of seven 1988 Tony Awards including Best Musical is back with its timeless story. Great show! Great music! “Jersey Boys,” winner of the 2006 Tony Award for Best Musical, is a story of how Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons went from being unknown New Jersey kids to their fame. “Mamma Mia” has ABBA’s greatest hits woven into a sunny tale set on a Greek island. It’s cute. “Chicago” is a musical tale of murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery and treachery wrapped up in a great evening of entertainment. “Spider-Man Turn off the Dark” draws from over 40 years of Marvel comic books for inspiration.

New York City offers so much to see and do, it’s a city you must visit at least once in your lifetime.

Square Garden, Grand Central Terminal, Chinatown, little Italy, Wall Street and the financial district, the United Nations building, Carnegie Hall and the Broadway theatre district. And, there is a lot more! If a tour is available, be sure to take one at the famous Radio Center Music Hall. It seats 6,000 people, has two Wurlitzer Theatre Organs and is still in good condition. A few live shows are still presented there each year. It’s located next to Rockefeller Center with the tall building next door which houses NBC television for the east coast as well as radio. A tour is also offered here. In front of the building entrance is the famous ice skating rink. You can even rent skates and give the ice a try. Central Park is beautiful and very large. Plan to spend some time walking around photographing and enjoying the scenery and fresh air. There are also the Trump Tower and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. It’s all there wrapped up in a rather small package.

Spend some time at the South Street Seaport where you will see interesting displays of marine objects such as old boats and ships, museums and interesting shops. Visit Ellis Island where many of our forefathers first entered the United States. You might even see one of your relatives’ names. As for shopping — Interesting shops can be found everywhere. The latest and greatest is all here waiting for your pocketbook. Don’t pass up the live theatre on Broadway. See at least two or three shows if you can. Tickets are not inexpensive, but if you are lucky, visit one of the scalper offices and save a lot of money purchasing last-minute tickets to some of the best shows playing. The hottest ticket is for “The Book of Mormon,” which centers on two young Mormon missionaries sent off to spread the word in a dangerous part of Uganda. Their tale is told alongside the founder Joseph. Tickets are going for as much as $400 each. You may be lucky and get one much cheaper. “The Lion King” continues forever it seems. I saw it in London

Parts of this play are actually thrilling to see. “Motown the Musical” is a new musical based on the life of Motown founder Berry Gordy and featuring the era’s greatest hits. “Annie” is back for the umpteenth time on Broadway with an all new production of one of the most acclaimed musicals in the past 35 years. This is the current Broadway lineup not to mention the OffBroadway productions usually found in smaller venues. You will also find great music being played by the Philharmonic Orchestra or Grand Opera at the Met. There are numerous clubs featuring great musicians playing jazz, rock and easy listening. There are more than 5,000 restaurants serving daily in Manhattan alone. Don’t eat in your hotel; try an eatery outside. The hotel concierge will be happy to recommend a few places. So, plan your New York City outing carefully and then take as much in as you can. It’s a great experience!

Z Z

Today ’ Deal Brought to you by

Z

-Man The Price Slasher!

Are You Hungry? — Enjoy a Hot Pizza (Delivered or Pick Up)

$20 Worth of Fresh Domino’s Pizza for Only $10 Domino’s Pizza - Payson 307 S. Beeline Highway Payson, AZ 85541 928-472-9000

Domino’s Pizza - Sedona 1890 W. SR 89A Sedona, AZ 86336 928-203-0303

Domino’s Pizza - Camp Verde 452 W. Finnie Flats Road Camp Verde, AZ 86322 928-554-0999

Domino’s Pizza isn’t like any other pizza you’ve ever had before. We make pizza the way it was meant to be — with an incredible crust, delicious veggies, hearty meats and a ton of 100% real cheese.

Z

DEAL CLOSES AT NOON APRIL 16 • OFFER VALID FOR 3 MONTHS AFTER DATE OF PURCHASE

Get this deal at

paysondeal .com A division of the Payson Roundup


4

APRIL 10, 2013 • RIM REVIEW

RIM HISTORY RIM HISTORY BACK WHEN | STAN BROWN

RIM COUNTRY PLACES CHAPTER 17: GRAND PRIZE MINE

River. This placed the smelted ore on Webber Creek is best known today the Pine-Strawberry Road, which was for the Geronimo Boy Scout Camp that the main road to Flagstaff and a occupies its headwaters under the transcontinental train connection. The Rim, and for the Geronimo Estates, a road from the mine on Webber Creek residential subdivision just down- would have had to follow that creek to stream from the Boy Scout Camp. its confluence with the East Verde and However, for generations then down to the crossing. Inbefore white settlers entered stead, the owners blazed a the area, Native Americans short cut, a new trail that cut found it a good place to camp directly south from Webber during their seasonal soCreek to the Pine Road. Remjourns and to this day a numnants of that wagon trail can ber of Tonto Apaches claim be traced today. Also, pieces this vicinity as a homeland. of black slag from the The first white men to smelter were still being “discover” Webber Creek found scattered under and came during the 1868 expenear the modern bridge at STAN BROWN dition led by Col. Thomas the East Verde River as late Devin, as they scouted the Rim Coun- as the first decade of the 21st century. try for Apache camps. The Army engiNot far below the crossing, neer in that detachment was C. H. Sycamore Creek joins the East Verde Webber who mapped the area for the River. This is a short spring-fed creek first time. He bestowed his own name (a bit over one mile in length) that paron the creek; a bit of ego boosting al- allels today’s highway 87/260. This is lowed first-time explorers. not to be confused with many other The next time Webber Creek ap- creeks in Arizona by the same name, pears in the public records is in 1883 notably one that flows south from the when William Craig filed a claim on its Mazatzals. Randall built a bunkhouse upper waters and established what he and cabins for the mine workers on a and his partner Paul Vogel called the level plane just up from the East Verde Spade Ranch. The name referred to all along Sycamore Creek. In November the digging they had to do in planting 1901, his wife, their 2-year-old daughtheir large orchard of fruit trees. The ter Julia Viola Randall and Julia’s halfSpade Ranch would become a major sister CeCe joined him. They lived in a source of fruit, fresh and dried, for the cabin on Sycamore Creek until the Payson area. mine closed in 1906. [1] Craig, a wagon master, and Vogel, Randall had employed some of the a muleskinner, had met in the Army local Tonto Apaches to work at the and after being mustered out they be- mine. The tribe had long claimed sites came partners in the search for gold. on Webber Creek and the East Verde Hearing about the discovery of rich ore River as traditional homelands. In in Arizona’s central mountains, they 1904, with the help of George Randall’s came to Marysville west of Payson in intercession, the Tonto Apache Tribe 1881. From that base their prospecting won title to 160 acres below the crossled them to stake the Single Standard ing, the government’s compensation Mine, but it proved to have little pay for the service many of them had rendirt, and soon closed down. dered as scouts during the Indian War. The two made their living as This homestead, deeded to a tribal builders in the Payson area. Among leader named Delia Cabbellachia, was their work: the Pieper Mansion and later sold to white developers during Payson’s oldest standing building, the the Great Depression when the Indians poured mud house, both on Main needed the money. [2] In 1943 it beStreet. came the East Verde Estates subdiviThe same spring they staked their sion. claim to the Spade Ranch, Craig and Goat rancher Sydney Holder had a Vogel prospected all along Webber ranch house upstream from the Grand Creek and discovered a rich deposit. Prize bunkhouses on Sycamore Creek. They called it The Grand Prize Mine He had become a widower in 1900, and and it helped them pay for their ranch in 1905 he married Ola Carter. The and the orchards. By 1900 the mine op- Holder family then left the area and eration had grown large enough to de- moved to the original family home in mand professional oversight, and Mississippi. He had owned and operCraig hired George Albert Randall ated the store and post office just from Denver to take the position of north of the crossing, named Angora. mine superintendent. When Holder left the area, George Several major improvements to the Randall became the postmaster. This operation were effected immediately. small settlement was named for the A small smelter was installed at the Holder’s Angora wool business, wool crossing downstream from where harvested from their large herds of AnWebber Creek enters the East Verde gora goats.

File photo

A homestead near the Grand Prize Mine was deeded to a tribal leader named Delia Cabbellachia. It was later sold to white developers during the Great Depression and in 1943 it became the East Verde Estates subdivision.

In 1907, the recently formed National Forest Service took over the site on Sycamore Creek, where Randall’s workers had been poaching on federal land. They declared this an administrative site and a ranger station. [3] However, by this time the Grand Prize Mine was not producing much ore. In fact, by the next year, 1908, the mine became inoperative and the Randall family moved into town. Some local residents made sporadic attempts to work the mine, but none were worth the effort until the 1930s when the Depression made even a little return worthwhile. During the next 30 years the mine was sold several times to local businessmen and ranchers. One of these latter day owners was lawyer-politician John W. Wentworth, who operated the Grand Prize at intervals. Wentworth, a “mover and shaker” in the county and the town of Payson, was very angry that a neighbor’s cattle trampled the mine property, broke the sluice boxes and took shelter in the mine itself. The offending neighbor was “Rim Rock” Henry Thompson. Thompson had purchased 16 acres from Craig at the very head of Webber Creek, the acreage that would one day become the Geronimo Boy Scout Camp, and ran cattle there under the Rim. Thompson and Wentworth did not endear themselves to each other over this. To make matters worse they differed over the result of the Civil War: Thompson was born on Confederate soil, and Wentworth was from the Union state of California. [4] Other sometime owners included

Walter Lovelady, whose ranch was along Webber Creek just below the Grand Prize, and Grady Harrison. It seems that quite a few of the Rim Country families had opportunity to dabble in the Grand Prize Mine, though none of them found it a grand enough prize to make them independent. Today the site gives evidence of diggings, the ruins of old buildings and several mine shafts that have been filled in for safety purposes. A trip up the rough road along Webber Creek does, however, yield a feeling for history, as the Grand Prize takes its place in Rim Country lore. NOTES

[1] After the mine closed the Randall family moved into Payson, and George became Justice of the Peace from 1908 to 1918 where he served not only as the local judge, but notary public and the one who conducted funerals and weddings. Julia grew up to become Payson’s beloved iconic elementary teacher. Julia’s mother Rose bought the old McDonald Saloon for a mercantile store, and the family lived in that building until they could build a home north of Main Street on the old Pine Road, today’s McLane. [2] The settlers in the area for whom the Apaches worked could not pronounce her last name so they called her Delia Chapman, or simply Dee-dee. [3] During the Great Depression the CCC camped here and developed it as a public campground. [4] This story told by Jesse Hayes in his book Sheriff Thompson’s Day, University of Arizona Press, 1968.


APRIL 10, 2013 • RIM REVIEW | 5

AT THE MOVIES

THE HOST

Good teen romance; poor science fiction This seems like a science fiction ing role as the alien inhabited “Seeker” flick about aliens who come to Earth who hunts the surviving humans. and occupy the bodies of the EarthInside the body of the teenage girl lings. two impulses are at war, one evil and The story begins some time after bitchy and the other rational and lovthe infestation is nearly universal — ing. Why they needed the whole alien we are interested in a few still free huthing to make the point is beyond me. mans. Writer/director Andrew Niccol gives If you are thinking of some version Andy McKinney us a perfectly good PG-13 film directed of “The Body Snatchers,” think again. Reviewer at the same demographic that made This is a story about teen love from the the “Twilight” films so very popular. perspective of a lovely young lady, alOn that basis we can enjoy “The Host.” beit with complications involving alien posses- Niccol also both wrote and directed the wellsion and the personalities of two girls inhabiting done “In Time” in 2011 and the also good “Lord the same body. of War” in 2005. I liked both of them quite a bit. Saoirse Ronan is the young girl. She and her “The Host” is a bit off my pallet, but I can’t fault little brother escape the infestation long enough it as a well-crafted teen romance at the upper for her to find a suitable free male and fall in end of such fare. As science fiction, it leaves a love. Ultimately, she is captured by the aliens lot to be desired (like ray guns, burning star and a 1,000-year-old alien is inserted into her ships, shattered cities and what not.) body, but establishes incomplete dominance. This complicated teen romance has a budget The struggling duel personalities find the of $40 million and the three-day gross came to boyfriend with a survivor group in the waste- $11 million dollars. It runs a good two hours and lands of New Mexico. five minutes. As a well-done teen romance, I give What follows is a long contest between the it a solid, if not spectacular, three saw blades. pair. One girl still loves the boyfriend, while the As science fiction, a single exploding nova. 1,000-year-old alien falls for another guy surScience fiction fans can look forward to Tom vivor. Tangled emotions and anger run high on Cruise in “Oblivion,” a more traditional offering all sides. coming soon to our very own Sawmill Theatres. Ronan is a great actress who made a big suc- Also coming soon will be 3-D just like the big city cess with “The Lovely Bones.” She is better than theaters. This will complement the new digital the material, as is William Hurt who has a sup- cameras, new sound systems and new sharper porting role. Diane Kruger also has a support- screens.

STRANGE BUT TRUE | SAMANTHA WEAVER • In a match between a 200-pound mountain lion and a 20-pound porcupine, the lion is likely to be the loser — and will probably die if it tried to take a bite of the desired prey. • In an odd coincidence, President Abraham Lincoln had a secretary named Kennedy, and President John F. Kennedy had a secretary named Lincoln. Kennedy the secretary told Lincoln the president that he shouldn’t go to Ford’s Theatre the night he was shot; Lincoln the secretary tried to convince Kennedy the president not to go on a trip to Dallas, where he was shot. • You may not realize it, but you’ve probably seen pictures of the French village of Mont-St.-

Michel. It’s a picturesque place, a tiny islet in the English Channel with an 8th-century abbey at the top of a high hill, surrounded by stone houses and cobbled streets. It wasn’t always an islet, though; the hill on which the abbey sits was once surrounded by an oak forest, and the shore was miles away. That all changed in the year 725, though, when an earthquake struck the region. A tidal wave washed over the forest, leaving a vast tidal plain in its wake. Ever since, twice a day, 40-foot tides completely surround Mont-St.Michel. • Strawberries have more vitamin C than oranges.

Rim Country

Pet Salon

YOU CAN CUT WITH A FORK Your hometown butcher offers quality meats at comparable prices!

UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT

Complimentary Toothbrushing with every Grooming! Now Accepting Large Breeds & Cats Now Open on Fridays & possibly Saturdays

25 Years Experience 105 W. AERO, PAYSON

928-474-2100

EXTERIOR LOG HOME RESTORATION MEDIA (Corn Cob) BLASTING

Open Wed, Thur, Fri 9-5 Sat 9-4 Closed Sun, Mon, Tue

405 S. Beeline, Ste. A • 474-2085

skincare Beautiful Call for an Synergy for appointment your Face! to try it!

928-474-5670

Top Prices Paid

Bring in your old or broken jewelry, coins, dental gold, or watches. We will buy, trade or sell them for you. 26 years in the Rim Country

Gail Gorry

Independent Beauty Consultant www.marykay.com/ggorry

Payson Village Shopping Center•474-9126 www.paysonjewelers.com Open Monday-Friday 9:30-5:00, Saturday 9:30-2:00

It’s not a crock! The most effective classified ads in Rim Country are in the Payson Roundup/Rim Review.

SAWMILL THEATRES

201 West Main Street • 468-7535 GO HOLLYWOOD! FOR PRIVATE SCREENINGS CALL CRAIG AT 602-377-0719

s Start y Frida In New York City, a crime lord's right-hand man is seduced by one of his boss's victims, a woman seeking retribution.

R • No Passes • 1:00, 4:00, 7:00

s Start y a Frid A couple begin to experience some unusual activity after bringing their newborn son home from the hospital. With the help of home-surveillance cameras and a team of experts, they learn they're being stalked by a nefarious demon.

PG-13 • No Passes • 1:30, 3:30, 5:30, 7:30 Five friends head to a remote cabin, where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads them to unwittingly summon up demons living in the nearby woods. The evil presence possesses them until only one is left to fight for survival.

R • No Passes • 1:30, 3:30, 5:30, 7:30

The G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence.

PG-13 • No Passes • 1:30, 4:30, 7:30

R• No Passes • 1:15, 4:15, 7:15 LEAVING THURSDAY

1-928-226-0423

We Buy Gold, Silver & Coins

WE BUY ESTATES. See Robert and talk to us first!

Disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack; using his inside knowledge, Banning works with national security to rescue the President from his kidnappers.

CHARLIE’S Old Fashioned Sausage & Fresh Meats

Hello, Health Advanced Holistic Happiness! Age-fighting Try Mary Kay’s new Begins Here. Botanical Effects

Circus magician Oscar Diggs thinks he's hit the jackpot as he's transported to the Land of Oz, but his encounters with 3 witches and the problems facing Oz's inhabitants encourage him to become the great wizard they've been expecting.

The world's very first prehistoric family goes on a road trip to an uncharted and fantastical world.

PG• No Passes • 1:00, 3:10, 5:20, 7:30 LEAVING THURSDAY

PG • No Passes 1:00, 4:00, 7:00 PG-13 • No Passes • 1:00, 4:00, 7:00 THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING YOUR LOCAL THEATER!


6

RIM REVIEW • APRIL 10, 2013

COVER STORY | ALEXIS BECHMAN

WILD

TIMES Wildflowers wave weary writer awake I’ll admit it, I’m guilty as charged. Guilty of nearly missing jury duty because of some blooming poppies. They popped up unexpectedly on the way to jury duty in Globe recently. Immersed in thoughts about pending trials, I didn’t at first notice the hills growing greener, a grace note of grass on rocky slopes. But as the highway snaked through Tonto Basin and out past Roosevelt Lake, they suddenly started to appear: Little patches of orange, yellow and purple poked out here and there — in bursts of color breaking through the sea of heated blacktop. Soon, the drainage ditches flashed gold and amber. By the time I reached the Tonto National Monument turnoff, they were practically begging me to stop. But I was late, far from Globe and stuck behind a driver doing a steady five miles under the speed limit. “They won’t pick you anyways,” I thought, “you are a reporter.” Still, I ignored the call of the poppies and penstemon, in the grip of my civic duty. As I sped (responsibly) on, a great orchestra of flowers swelled along the lakeside — a chorus of peach, purple, crimson and cream. Hours later on my way back after the court excused me for knowing far too much on an upcoming trial to serve as a juror, I finally had time to stop. And relax. And wander around as many small scenic view turnoffs as I wanted, merrily snapping photos of a fleeting sight. Desert wildflowers in Arizona reach their peak during March and April. I knew I didn’t have much time, with no plans to return this way in April. But if you’re a fan of flowers, there’s still time to get a day trip to Globe, Roosevelt Lake in or the Boyce Thompson Arboretum before the flowers close up. You can even learn to identify common Sonoran Desert wildflowers on a guided tour led by Arizona State Parks volunteers on a Wildflower Walk at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum in Phoenix. The walks start at 11 a.m. on April 7, 13, 21 and 27. For a list of what’s blooming go to: http://www.dbg .org/gardening-horticulture/wildflower-infosite. Nearby hotspots include Tonto National Monument, Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area, Usery Mountain Regional Park and Lost Dutchman State Park.

Alexis Bechman photos

On a recent trip to Globe, an orchestra of wildflowers swelled alongside the road past Roosevelt Lake.

TIPS FOR VIEWING WILDFLOWERS

• Check blooms with parks before you leave. • Bring plenty of water and a picnic lunch. • Bring a camera and a magnifying glass to see the flowers up close. • Don’t touch flowers, buds or seed plants or step on the green plants. • Poppies peak between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. • Don’t stop on the freeway or park on the side of roads to take pictures. • Watch for the wildflower pollinators: bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, ants, bats and beetles. • Watch your allergies and remember that they call Globemallow “soreeye poppies” because if you touch your eyes after touching the flower the star shaped hairs will irritate your eyes. Source: Arizona State Parks


APRIL 10, 2013 • RIM REVIEW | 7

GARDENING WITH ALTITUDE | MICHELE NELSON

Why a garden’s like an unruly reunion Planning garden can overwhelm the faint of heart I’ve decided planning a garden has all the elements of planning a family reunion: lots of special needs, the ever-present threat of fights and visits from weedy, unwanted neighbors. Sigh. Still, perhaps the Payson Community Garden’s free Saturday morning classes will save me. They’re chock full of information on everything from multiple seasonal gardening, to hydroponics, soil prep and irrigation. Plus, the Community Garden’s advisors will to share their information. So this gardening column will track progress of the community garden plots and the Saturday classes, in hopes I can get my plants to play nice and have a family reunion harvest blast — without any unforeseen disasters. Fortunately, I’ve teamed up with a friend and her daughter — veteran Phoenix gardeners trying to adjust to a 3,800-ft. change in altitude, which affects when to plant, soil type, plant varieties and late frosts. The classes are amazing, though. Roger Kriemeyer, the most pleasantly persistent volunteer in Payson and director of the Payson Community Garden, has lined up an impressive array of teachers and advisors to help us wanna-be master gardeners. For this early class, Chris Jones of the University of Arizona’s Extension for Gila County shared ideas, answered questions and gave us his contact information so we can pester him anytime about seating arrangements at the reunion. Jones regularly holds classes for master gardeners and at first I felt like a shrinking violet surrounded by so many experienced, knowledgeable folk. Fortunately, gardeners love to sow seeds of knowledge and cultivate support. Jones focused this class on maximizing the yield of a garden by planting spring, summer and fall crops. Since Payson is blessed with an average of 270 sunny days a year, gardeners can reap continuous harvests. With careful planning and lots of mulch, you can even outwit late frosts. “Intercropping allows the gardener to have multiple harvests, aid nutrient uptake and protect against bugs and diseases,” said Jones. “Some people believe this type of gardening needs less work, but it actually needs more.” Listening to Jones talk about mixing warm and cold season veggies by interspersing them by days to harvest, I felt like an overwhelmed wedding planner. Fortunately, the Community Garden folks offer an almanac to help record and plan a garden with helpful hints, planting and harvesting timelines and information on various varieties of plants. Inside pages have a diagram of a plot laid down to the square foot, and Jones offered a formula to figure out how to space plants. “It’s recommended spacing is figured from the center or stalk of the plant and how bushy it will get,” said Jones. In other words, don’t sit liberal cousin Amy next to her Tea Party mom. Jones assured me the information on the back of the seed packets would help a ton. Plus, the Internet is full of charts that suggest plant parings based on years of experimenting. Other factors that affect spacing covered in the planning book include planting dates, days to harvest, root zone, nutrient needs

Andy Towle photo

Carole Mathewson uses a garden in the round method, making circles in the soil and planting her crops within the circle, which makes it much easier for her to weed and water.

and the shade and pest tolerance. Consider the benefits of seating the radishes next to the carrots. Radishes love cool weather, grow fast and put down shallow roots. Carrots grow slow and sink a deep taproot. So a garden can pull the ripe radishes and leave behind space for the slow-growing carrots. The radishes also help to fix nutrients in the soil that aid carrot growth. To pull that off, said Jones, just mix the seeds and plant. Next, we must confront the dread, lurking monster that stalks any high country garden: late frosts. Ugh — so many details. Worse than a family reunion menu that satisfies both vegans and cave men I decided — since it’ll continue all summer. For the last two years, a May frost has always ruined my garden plans — fruit tree blossoms falling like fragrant rain. All I could do for my fruit trees was gnash my teeth, but I protected my vegetables by not planting until around June 1. Alas, that sharply limits my harvest. Never fear, said Jones. Just scatter a layer of wood chips and compost on top of the soil — then remove the wood chips after harvesting the early crop. An alternative to wood chips, nurseries sell compost mulch that can simply be processed back into the soil. I’ve decided I’ll use that — like easy, pre-chopped veggies

PLANTS THAT GO TOGETHER BEANS AND LEGUMES & Corn, sunflowers, lavender, cabbage, cucumber, strawberries and eggplant EGGPLANT & Calendula, marigolds, mint and peas BROCCOLI, CABBAGE, KALE & Dill, sage, rosemary, potatoes, beetroot, celery, garlic, onions and geraniums CARROTS & Lettuce, chives, leeks, rosemary, sage, peas, radishes and wormwood LETTUCE & Carrots, radish, strawberries, cucumber and beans CORN & Sunflowers, amaranth, beans, peas & other legumes, pumpkin, squash, cucumber, melons and parsley TOMATOES & Basil, oregano, parsley, chives, nasturtium, onions, carrots, celery, calendula, geranium and borage Source: SuggestedPlantCompanions.doc

for the reunion. So much planning! But, hey — I’ve got a seating chart — and made some new friends. I just hope the cauliflower doesn’t get tipsy — and invite the weeds over.


8

RIM REVIEW • APRIL 10, 2013

RIM HISTORY JUST FOR FUN SUPER CROSSWORD

SALOME’S STARS

© 2013 King Features Syndicate, Inc. World rights reserved.

ONE TO CROW ON ACROSS 1 Ding-dong producer 5 Olympics chant for the Dream Team 11 Super Bowl six-pointers 14 “Thou ___ not ...” 19 No more than 20 Hoi ___ (common folk) 21 Like sashimi 22 More robust 23 Indelicate person using scissors? 25 Manning of the gridiron 26 Unanimously 27 Dwellings 28 Drive-___ window 29 Output of an artisan using animal pelts? 31 Clothed for the radio broadcast? 34 Run-down urban areas 35 Pre-CIA org. 36 U.S. broadcaster overseas: Abbr. 37 From the beginning 40 Symbol on a musical staff 42 What a loudmouthed person leads? 49 Writing of recollections 52 Like a desert 53 Unlike a desert 54 Shoot for 55 Brie ready to be shipped? 59 Ponch player on “CHiPs” 61 What a DJ speaks into 62 Abject fear 63 King ___ tomb 66 Mend 67 Not fatty 69 Furrow between the upper and lower arm?

72 Scatters seeds 75 “The Wiz” star Diana 77 Bloke’s “Well, well!” 78 ___ Gay (bomber) 80 Poseidon’s purview 81 Do away with 84 Long to be sick? 87 Related to the kidneys 88 Gold, to Juan 91 80-Across, to Cousteau 92 Last quarter 93 What one has while watching an Eastwood film? 97 Republican Romney 98 Private plane producer 99 “___ for Outlaw” (Sue Grafton mystery) 100 “Spring forward” abbr. 103 It opens many locks 108 Course of medication for an inflamed throat? 113 Rabbit paw print, for Mr. Fudd? 116 Gaga over 117 “Where’s Poppa?” co-star George 118 Bufferin rival 119 “... ___ daily bread” 120 Elegant gaze? 122 Capital of Oregon 123 Superhero name ender 124 Military raid 125 Part of AMA: Abbr. 126 ___ nous 127 Cab alternative 128 Closest to the center 129 Roves, with “about” DOWN 1 “L.A. Law” co-creator Steven 2 Signs up

3 Alpacas’ kin 4 Dissolved, as cells 5 Scannable product ID 6 Lower than, on a map 7 Tennis great Gibson 8 Extreme sort 9 French for “sister” 10 Tune 11 Long slog 12 Big name in surrealism 13 Election decider, perhaps 14 Divvy up 15 Lays into 16 Into the air 17 Slowly, to a maestro 18 Hank of hair 24 Retired flier 29 Arise (from) 30 ___ En-lai 32 Don too many duds 33 See 39-Down 38 At present 39 With 33-Down, frozen potato brand 40 Simple bed 41 Told a big fib 42 Doctrines 43 Caustic stuff 44 Fill totally 45 Turkish cash 46 1964 Beatles song 47 Vogue 48 Airport info 49 Cato’s 1,950 50 Euclid’s lake 51 Edible tubes 52 Abu ___ 56 Toon unit 57 Stripper Lili

58 U.K.’s home 60 Oyster, e.g. 64 Idiot box 65 Less crazy 68 Pitcher Ryan 70 WWII female 71 “... or ___ thought!” 73 Part of NNW 74 Waistband 76 Riverbed buildup 79 Gazillions 81 Curved bit 82 ___ canto 83 It’s bee-built 85 Irving of film 86 Litchi, e.g. 89 ACLU focus: Abbr. 90 Sounds of surprise 94 Bumps off 95 Suffix with refer or exist 96 Unit of corn 97 Basic cell division 99 Decides one will 100 Explorer Vasco ___ 101 Dealt leniently with 102 First family of the 1840s 103 “___ porridge hot ...” 104 Singer Sherman 105 Fuse, as ore 106 Lop off 107 Krispy ___ 109 Pour ___ troubled waters 110 Divest of weapons 111 Snaky letter 112 Label anew 114 Kauai feast 115 Large vases 120 CBS hit 121 To this point

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You easily handle your tasks this week, thanks to those high energy levels that never seem to run down. But pace yourself, Lamb, for the demanding week ahead. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) With the arts dominant this week, you might want to pick up any of those creative projects you’ve neglected. A workplace situation benefits from some fresh insight. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Music helps replenish your energy levels. Play your CDs if you must. But a live concert could prove more rewarding, especially if you go with that very special someone. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Close friends reach out to help perk up your lagging social life. That workplace situation also eases, leaving you time to do more fun things by week’s end. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) A revelation clears up that perplexing job-related problem. Some changes will have to be made, which, no doubt, will meet with the Big Cat’s roaring approval. Good luck. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Reaching out to someone in need is the noble thing to do. But try to restrain the temptation to add a lecture — no matter how wellintended — to your good deed. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) There could be another tough challenge to face before the month is over. But all that hard work is winning you lots of important recognition from your peers. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Keeping to your work schedule could prove difficult with all those personal distractions. Best advice: Stay with it. There’ll be time later for socializing. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Jumping hurdles this week might be vexing for most, but not for the sage Sagittarian, who recognizes that meeting a challenge can open up opportunities. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) More obstacles might be thrown in your path as you try to finalize a new agreement. But the sure-footed Goat ignores the stumbling blocks and stays the course. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) We know the Water Bearer takes pleasure in giving to others. But why not let someone else enjoy the experience too by accepting that offer of help? PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) You might find you need to ease up on your hectic schedule this week. Don’t fret about it. It could be helpful to take a break and replenish your energy supply. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a way of finding practical solutions to complex problems, and you do it with grace. © 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

LAFF-A-DAY


APRIL 10, 2013 • RIM REVIEW | 9

JUST FOR FUN KING CROSSWORD ACROSS 1 Employer 5 Tulip, at first 9 Pair 12 Pulitzer winner James 13 Sandwich treat 14 Disencumber 15 Ornamentations 17 Fuss 18 Soap opera, e.g. 19 Bank job, e.g. 21 Lumberjack’s need 22 India’s first prime minister 24 Picnic invaders 27 “30 Rock” star 28 Recognize 31 Round Table address 32 Director Spike ___ 33 Dead heat 34 Thick chunk 36 Toss in 37 Snitched 38 High heels, often 40 Battery size 41 Void 43 Big step 47 Evening hour, in a way 48 Dulcimer’s shape 51 Egos’ counterparts 52 Medal earner 53 Unsigned (Abbr.) 54 Ignited 55 Cushiony 56 Singer Mouskouri

DOWN 1 Crazy 2 Shrek, e.g. 3 Burn some 4 Brownish photo hues 5 Reach 212 degrees F. 6 Grecian vessel 7 Journey segment 8 “The Garden of Earthly Delights” painter 9 Decorative quilt design 10 Broad 11 Smell 16 Peace (Lat.) 20 Noah’s craft 22 Has to have 23 Watched 24 Ninny 25 Zilch 26 Member of a silent religious order 27 Envelope part 29 OPEC export 30 Tie the knot 35 However 37 Burroughs hero 39 Legends 40 Noshed 41 Satanic 42 Calf-length 43 Name for a Dalmatian 44 New Rochelle school 45 “My Heart Will Go On” singer 46 Writer Ferber 49 ___ Speedwagon 50 Remark from 43Down

WEEKLY SUDOKU BY LINDA THISTLE

PREVIOUS CROSSWORDS SUPER CROSSWORD

MAGIC MAZE HOT _____

TRIVIA TEST BY FIFI RODRIGUEZ 2013 KING FEATURES

1. LANGUAGE: In English slang, what are plimsolls? 2. GEOGRAPHY: What is the capital of India? 3. HISTORY: In what year were East Germany and West Germany unified? 4. MUSIC: Who composed the opera “The Barber of Seville”? 5. ANATOMY: What is a synapse? 6. ART: What are putti? 7. QUOTES: Who said, “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.” 8. NATURAL WORLD: What kind of creature is a merganser?

9. CELEBRITIES: What was Bob Hope’s real first name? 10. LITERATURE: Who wrote “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”? Answers 1. Sneakers 2. New Delhi 3. 1990 4. Gioachino Rossini 5. The point at which a nervous impulse passes from one neuron to another 6. Figures of infant boys in Renaissance paintings 7. Samuel Johnson 8. Duck 9. Leslie 10. Washington Irving

KING CROSSWORD

HOT _____

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

ANSWERS

SUDOKU ANSWER


10

RIM REVIEW • APRIL 10, 2013

classified advertising MERCHANDISE ANIMALS 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

GUNS/KNIVES CCW CLASS: $75.00 Firearms & Ammunition , Call Brian Havey (CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR)

928-970-0062

www.rim-fireguns.com S&W 45; Ruger 357; Ruger 10-22; Sell 602-323-4224. 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

MISCELLANEOUS *CANCER CASES* www.cancerbenefits.com Call 800-414-4328.

20 ft. and 40 ft.: Shipping Containters, 928-537-3257 Moving? Retiring? Local Resident looking for established business in area, offering cash 928-978-5322 NOW BUYING ELK & DEER ANTLERS Brown, $9/per pound. 928-214-0242 Sony 60 Inch TV w/Beautiful Stand, Excellent Condition, $450. Four Tailgate Extender, Like New $75. (In Pine) 928-476-6496

YARD SALES Yard Sale: Match Box Cars, Jewelry, Antique Collectibles, Camping Gear, Bear Stuff, Furniture, 1878 Piano, Fish Tank with Fish 75 Gallon, Saturday 13 ONLY from 8am to ?: 2209 N. Florence Road (Behind Home Depot).

AUTOS/VEHICLES ATVS 2000, 325 HP, Polaris Trail Boss Quad, Automatic, Good Shape, $1,800. obo, Pine, AZ Call Mike 928-476-3079 2004 Bombardier DS650 Baha, Great Condition, Lots of Fun, Licensed for Street and Off Road, Call Dick 928-474-3013

CARS 1999 Cadillac Eldorado, Black/Black, Runs Good, 134K Miles, Many New Parts, $850.obo 928-951-3296 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

MOTORCYCLES 1977 Harley Davidson, Ironhead 1000 Sportster, Custom Bike, New Paint, Tires etc, Unique Motorcycle, $4,000.obo 928-479-2642

3x6 trailer with diamond plate floor and wood sides, can be converted to glatbed. New hitch and lights. $300.obo 928-978-5719

TRUCKS 1998 Ford Ranger Pickup 4x4, New Tires, New Battery, Very Clean, $7500. Excellent Condition. 928-951-2944

TOOLS

YARD SALES/ AUCTIONS ESTATE SALES 204 S. Bently St., For the Next 2 Weeks: ESTATE SALE; Everything Goes!

2002 Ford Explr Sport-Trac 4WD, 86K Miles, Orig. Owner, Silver w/Grey Leather,V-6,Auto,A/C, AM/FM/CD, Moon Roof, Hard Bed Cover, $8,500. 928-478-6956 2007 Chevy Silverado, 4x4 PU, White, Exceptionally Clean in and out. Aksing $14,500.obo, Phone 928-978-0739 after 5pm or 907-209-4540 anytime.

VANS

3. 1005 S. LAKEVIEW DRIVE Fri. & Sat. April 12 & 13 from 7am to ?: Planter Boxes, Scroll Saw, Band Saw, Weber Grill, Computer Flatscreen Monitor, Grisley Planer, Router & Table, Skill Saw, Wicker Sofa & Chair, Misc. Tools, Household Items and Bicycle HUGE SALE: 402 S. Arroyo Dr., from 8am to 2pm Fri. & Sat. April 12 & 13. Computer desk, mission style bedroom set, misc. furniture, small appliances, household goods, jewelry, ladies clothes, gas fireplace, tools, lots of misc.

Automotive Specialists Payson Driveline Tonto Motor Works

DENTAL Experienced self-motivated Dental Assist. enjoys giving patients excellent care. Team player, with great attitude. Practice that embraces latest technology; Fax: 928-474-7448. Exc Ben. Include bonus plan.

has an opening for a General or ASE Certified Tech

GENERAL Accompanist-Keyboard Player with Good Sight/Reading Skills to Accompnay Sunday Services at Unity of Payson. Call Lynn 928-472-8961

Experienced Cook, Waitress’s, Bar Tender & Country Rock Bank; Apply at the Strawberry Bear, 120 Rawlls Drive Strawberry, Fri. to Sun. 928-476-6503

1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Conversion Van 5.2L, TV, VCR, New Alternator, Starter & Water Pump, 126,000 Miles, some TLC Required. MUST SELL $2000 480-258-1739

HOUSEKEEPING Help, PT, Varying days and hours, $10.p/h, Aprox. 15-20hrs a week, Email Resume to: lovefastrails2@aol.com or FAX : 480-444-0236

501 W. Frontier St. Pay DOE. Drug Free Work Place!

SALES/MARKETING Seeking Sales Representative Fast Auto Loans No Experience required, full training provided Requirements: Credit, criminal and MVD background check, valid Driver Licence. Benefits: We offer competitive pay and benefits. Send Resume to: jrowland@clacorp.com or call 480-726-2920

Reserves

Hellsgate Fire Department is Hiring Reserves! We are accepting applications for Reserve Firefighters from 4/1/13 until 5/1/13. Testing will begin on 5/11/13. Pick up your application at our administrative office, 80 S. Waters Lane, Star Valley. For inquiries, please call (928) 474-3835

The Rim Golf Club Golf Course Maintenance 9.00/hr, 40 hrs/week Seasonal Applications available at security gate and maintenance building Application due by 4/12/13

HEALTH CARE

Order: 10063829 Cust: -Chapman Auto Center Keywords: Transmission Tech art#: 20109287 Class: General Size: 2.00 X 2.00

Must be competent, hard working, and have own tools. Minimum 2 years experience. Apply in person at

HOME SERVICES Painting, Residential, Commercial; Interior and Wood Floor Re-finishing: Sean Mosher @ 480-262-7010 or 928-472-9476 not lic. contr.

LANDSCAPING

Silver’s Landscaping & Concrete Concrete & Block, Fences, Paint, etc. Free Estimates, Cell 928-468-6764 Ask for Silverio

COMPUTER SERVICES

Weekly 1X1 and Internet ads

“Never in history has innovation offered the promise of so much to so many in so short a time.” - Bill Gates www.BeeNineComputing.com 602-509-7226

HANDYMAN 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

TRANSMISSION HEAVY LINE/LIGHT LINE

TECHNICIAN AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN

with an ad in our

Paid Vacations • 401K Retirement Plan • Medical & Dental Benefits.

Contact Ernest Saldana ernestsaldana@chapmanchoice.com

100 N. Beeline Hwy.

IRIS GARDEN SERVICE: COMPLETE SPRING CLEANUPS, DEBRIS REMOVED, RESONABLE; PAYSON LIC. 928-474-5932 Cell 928-951-3734 not.lic.contr.

SERVICES

Experience required • Drivers Licenseis required • ASE Well known company seeking a Certified Transmission Technician. Experience in LIGHT LINE SUSPENSION TECH Chrysler andOF GM Preferred. ASE Preferred. CAPABLE FRONT END ALIGNMENTS

(928) 474-5251

DHW Home Services Decks/Porches Sheds Drywall Texture Matching Paint Remodeling 928-595-1555 Credit Cards Accepted not a licensed contractor

Wanted: Someone to Mow & Trim 2 days a month 1st & 15th. Familiar with Time Clock & Sprinkler Repair if needed. Beeline & Cedar Call Don 480-748-9504

GET RESULTS Classifieds!

HANDYMAN

Looking for General Service Technician; Good Hours, Good Pay, Benefits, 40+ Hours week Job, Contact Fletchers at 928-474-4234

Wanted: Certified Caregiver, Must have current CPR/First Aide Card and current Fingerprint Clearance Card, 928-595-2068

YARD SALES 1. 3824 N. Hwy 87, Pine AZ, Fri. Sat. & Sun. April 12, 13, & 14 from 8am to 3pm: Lots of Good Stuff, From Home Appliances, Commercial Kitchen Equipment, Tools, Electronics and Much More! Call 480-229-8994

MECHANICAL Help Wanted CD

TRAILERS

THE BLIND DOCTOR Broken Blinds? Saggy Shades? Droopy Drapes? WE CAN FIX THAT! Dani 928-595-2968 BLINDS & DESIGNS Repairs, Sales, Blind-Cleaning & More!

Snap-On Tools for Sale 1/2 Inch and 3/4 Inch Impact, Wobble, Deep and Short Sockets and Misc. Wrenches Call Jon after 4pm 928-978-7566

EMPLOYMENT

928-596-6514

HOMES FOR SALE Riverfront Paradise

Sit on the front porch of this 2,000 square foot,3B/2B Home with a 600sf detached studio/officer on nearly 2 acres Overlooking the East Verde River. The river flows past the front porch and limestone formations tower out the back porch. Gigantic master bedroom suite with a fireplace and a walk-in closet. Pine paneling, giant living room, big picture windows, two fireplaces, 1.82 acres of boulders and oaks. Plenty of room for kids and visitors. Listed at $329,000 for one of the few riverfront properties in Arizona. 548 W. Eleanor Dr, East Verde Estates. Call Deborah Rose-Ellis (928) 978-0063 or Deborah@sellspayson.com WE BUY HOUSES! Foreclosure, Short Sale, No Equity NO PROBLEM!! FAST CLOSE Call HELP-4-HOMEOWNERS, 928-978-0727 Whispering Pines For Sale $269,900 or Rent $1,500mo. On year-round River, 1,568sf, 3br/2.5ba, Pamela Hugeri owner/agent RockPoint Realty 480-241-1613

LAND FOR SALE BEAUTIFUL 1+ACRE, Lower Round Valley, Flat, Usable, Backs to Forest, Great Well Included, Just Minutes to Town, $69,500. Terms. 928-978-4011

MOBILES FOR SALE 12x34, 1br, Park Model, with 20x31 Ready to Move to Your Location, Nice Unit $4900. Call Don 978-3423. 1981 Palm Harbor 12x44, Park Model, Covered Patio, Space Rent $289.68 Includes Water/Trash, Nice Yard, 55+Park 705 E. Miller, Space 45, Make Offer/Park Owned 928-978-2658

REAL ESTATE BUSINESSES FOR SALE Small Well Established Business for Sale in Pine; Carol’s Country Craft, Serious Interest Only, Call Carol 480-252-2633

COMMERCIAL FOR SALE Historic Main Street Tri-level log w/living quarters, garage/shop. Good Parking, fresh paint, wood floor. $185,000. lease-$1500/mo. 928-978-4642 owner/agent

HOMES FOR SALE AMAZING DEAL IN WOODHILL! 3/2, 1580sf, Backs Rumsy Park, Very Nice, Realtors Welcome, Priced Low for quick sale, $89,500. 928-978-4011 FSBO, 3Br/2Ba, 1500sf mfd Home in Mesa Del, 2004 Model, Like New, Vaulted Ceilings, Split Floorplan, Fenced/Gated, $120,000. Owner Might Carry w/$10,000 Down. 928-472-2176

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY 2 Houses & Duplex $395,000. Close to Hospital on 1+ Acre Owner/Agent 480-649-0005

1998 Cavco Park Model, 1Br/Shower-Tub Bath, Furnished, 55+Park (Star Valley), Near Fishing, Hunting, TNF, Carport Parking, 10x12 Shed/Workshop, $282.mo Includes Cable/Water & Trash, Semi-Enclosed Porch 9x24, Air/Heat Pump, Large Private Patio, $22,500. 928-468-2121 No Agent Calls Foreclosures: 30 Homes, both New and PreOwned to Choose From, Free Delivery, Call Bronco Homes, 1-800-487-0712 Gorgeous Palm Harbor 3Br/2Ba, Full Deck/Ramp, Jakes Corners All Adult Community, Must Sell, One Owner, Never Been Rented, Orig. price $70K Will Sacrifice for $29,900. 928-978-0260, or 480-299-7186 LEASE TO OWN 8x35 Mobile Home set up in Park by Lake. $3,000. Please Call 602-708-2171 Payments Available; New Carpet,Vacant, 2Br/1Ba, 12x60, 55+Park, Furnished, 705 E. Miller, Space 29, Storage, Covered Patio, Screened Porch, Large Treed Lot, $5,900.obo 928-978-2658 REPOS: 2, 3, & 4 Bedrooms, Starting from $9,989. Call Bronco Homes: 1-800-487-0712


APRIL 10, 2013 • RIM REVIEW | 11

MOBILES FOR SALE

CONDOMINIUMS

HOMES FOR RENT

IN THE KITCHEN | FAMILY FEATURES

Celebrate spring with simple dishes Twin Lakes MHP 55+ Park, 1985 Fleetwood 1Br/1Ba, well Maintained w/Az Room, Garage/Work Shop, Handicap Accessible, $17,500. 928-479-2329 to see

RENTALS APARTMENTS FOR RENT Apartments For Rent

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

and a Happy NEW APARTMENT, too!

APARTMENTS FEATURING: • • • • •

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

ASPEN COVE

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

(928) 474-8042

Cornerstone Property Services www.cornerstone-mgt.com

Large 2Br/2Ba: Includes water, trash, sewer. $700.pm + $400 security deposit. 213 W. Bonita: 602-292-1788 Large, Clean, Quiet: 2BD/1BA Apartment In Nice, North East Area, Back Patio, w/Fenced Back Yard,W/D Pets-No,$650.mo Call Dennis @ 928-978-1385 Longhorn Apts. 401 W. Frontier. 1Bdrm-3/4Ba. New Carpet, W/D, D/W, Upstairs Apt.,Central air/heat. Storage shed. Pets-Ok, $500/mo + $500/dep, 928-978-1331. Park Model 1Bd $635. Trailers-1Bd $450 to $485. Apt. 2Bd $635. Free Cable/Water and Rubbish Give us a Call: 928-474-0791 Studio Apt. in Pine, Call for Details 928-970-9511

COMMERCIAL FOR RENT Office or Retail Space Lowest Rates In Payson Private Bath,500 sq.ft. On Upgraded Remodeled Units, 1 Month Rent Free 602-616-3558 Office/Retail KnottyPine Offices Highest Traffice in Town, 1001 S. Beeline, Approx750sf, 4rms/1ba, $525.p/m + Utilities call Dan 1-970-729-0222 or 928-978-1452

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

SKY PARK INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX: 1305 W. Red Baron Rd. Five 1600sf Suites Avail. $.60 per sf 928-468-6320

3 Condo’s Avail-Payson. Large Down & Up-Stairs, 2Br/1Ba’s, Remodeled, Wood/Carpet Floors, $550. to $650. + Electric, Laundry On-Site, Pets-No, 928-978-2580

HOMES FOR RENT 1Br/1Ba Cabin In-Town, Completely Restored, Heating/AC, Wood Burning Stove, Outside AZ Room, Laundry, Storage Shed, Lots of Trees, $625.p/m 928-288-2440 1Br/1Ba Mobile and Dublex , Fully Furnished, Washer, Water/Garbage/Sewer-Included, $400.p/m, Call for Information 928-472-8564 or 928-978-1444 2 bdrm/1 bath House Close to the Hospital Avail 5/1 $650/mo Owner/Agent 480-649-0005 2Bd/1.5ba, W/D, Decks, garage. fenced yard, outside pets only. Smoking-no. $850/mo + $300. Cleaning Dep. Avail/April 1, Pine, 928-476-2113 3/2 Upscale Quiet Neighborhood, Garage, Storage, W/D, Serene, Private, Minimum maintenance backyard w/deck & tall trees. $1100.p/m + Deposits. 928-978-9100 3Br/3ba Views, Deck, FP, W/D Storage, 2-Car Garage, Recently Renovated, Smoking/Pets-NO, $1,000.mo + $1,200 Dep. 1yr Lease 928-468-1244 Bonus Move-In 1/2 Off First Month, NorthEast Payson, 2Br/2Ba, Office/Laundry Room, Heating/AC, Large Fenced Yard w/Drip, Covered Patio, Carport, $840.mo + Dep. Smoking/Pets-No, 928-595-4024 Large Studio Apartment, Utilities/Cable TV Included in Rent, $600.p/m; Small Studio Apt. $550.p/m, Call Don, 928-978-3423 Lease a Lifestyle

Pine, Az. 3 or 4Bd-Den/2Ba Peaceful 1.25 acre. view lot in Town, Excellent Retirement Location, Work-shop, Wrap-Around Decks, $1,100/month. 480-759-7137

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 One Bedroom House in Pine, Newly Decorated in Secluded Tall Pines $700.mo Call 602-616-7057

GET RESULTS with an ad in our

Classifieds! (928) 474-5251 MOBILES FOR RENT 1Bdrm/1Bath Park Model, Located close in Payson Location, Non-Smoker, No Pets, $395. Month Call 480-390-8901 1Br Security Dep. Plus First Months Rent, Pets-No, $350 to $500.mo 928-978-3775

PAYSON TRAILER RANCH 1 & 2 Bdrms, 1st Mo + Deposit! Starting @ $435.00 Cable/Water/Sewer/Trash Included, Discount for 6-12/mo.lease. 928-517-1368

Very Clean & Large 2Br/2Ba, Fridge, Stove, D/W, Washer & Dryer, Central Heat/AC, + Wood Stove, Fence Yard w/Drip, Large Covered Deck, 8x10 Shed, Smoking-No, Pets-Possible, $800. + Dep. Call Rob for Apt.928-970-2645

MOBILE/RV SPACES Rent this Riverfront Paradise The huge front porch overlooks the East Verde River. The back porch overlooks an acre of boulders and oaks. The 2,000-square-foot house has a gigantic master bedroom suite with a fireplace. Guest bedroom has its own bathroom, with two bonus rooms downstairs. Huge living room/dining room off hickory paneled kitchen. Fish the stocked stream out front or stroll downstream to swimming holes on Forest Service land. Asking $1,400 a month. Come by and check it out at 548 W. Eleanor Dr, East Verde Estates. Call Deborah Rose-Ellis (928) 978-0063 or deborah@sellspayson.com

Nice and clean travel trailers for rent at Mountain Shadows R.V. Park. Lot space, water, sewer and trash are included for only $380. a month. Walking distance to downtown Payson with onsite manager, laundry facilities and wifi. Call Shawn at 928-474-2406

ROOMS FOR RENT LG Bedroom & Closet, Private Bathroom, Kitchen, Garage Parking, Cable TV, All Utilities Included, Pets/Smoking-NO, Clean Living Person, Ken 928-474-3675 $400.mo Private Home: w/Private Full Bath. Share Rest of Home. All Utilities Paid. Must Have Very Good References. Smoking/Drugs-No, $365.mo 507-384-1839

THE YARD SALE MAP IS BACK! Get the best turnout for your yard sale with an ad in the Roundup! 474-5251

This spring, whether you’re hosting guests for brunch, lunch or dinner, a quiche dish is the perfect addition to your menu. Replacing pastry dough with easy-to-prepare pierogies is not only a delicious twist on the classic dish, but it will save you time in the kitchen so you can spend more time enjoying the beautiful spring weather with family and friends. The recipe below for Crust-less Spring Quiche combines eggs, Mrs. T’s Pierogies, fresh vegetables and Asiago cheese to create a tasty and effortless meal that’s ready in just 40 minutes. Simply pour the mixture into a casserole dish, bake it in the oven and serve. And you can get creative by substituting or adding any of your favorite spring vegetables - making this meatless dish a wonderful vegetarian option. Get more easy recipes at www.pierogies.com.

CRUST-LESS SPRING QUICHE Preparation time: 20 minutes; cooking time: 40 minutes; makes six servings 1,16-ounce box Mrs. T’s Potato and Cheddar Pierogies 1 tablespoon butter or margarine 1 small red bell pepper, thinly sliced 1 cup mushrooms, sliced 3 cups baby spinach 2 scallions, sliced 1-1/2(half) cups milk 3 large eggs 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 cup shredded Asiago cheese Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Boil pierogies as box directs. Melt butter in 12-inch skillet over medium heat; add red pepper slices and mushrooms. Cook, stirring frequently about 5 minutes or until just tender. Remove to bowl with slotted spoon. Add spinach and scallions to drippings remaining in skillet; cook about 3 minutes or until just wilted. Remove to bowl with vegetables. Grease 3-quart casserole dish. Beat milk, eggs, salt and pepper in large bowl, until well mixed. Add vegetables, cheese and cooked pierogies. Pour mixture into prepared casserole dish. Bake 40 minutes, or until mixture is puffed and golden. Source: Mrs. T’s

HEALTHIER DISHES Bringing healthier foods to the table can be easier — and more delicious — than you might think. When you add high-quality proteins such as soyfoods to the menu, you open up the door to a wide variety of tasty and nutritious meals. The plant-based proteins of soy are packed with benefits for your body. They: • Have all the essential amino acids needed for growth. • May help reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering blood cholesterol and increasing the flexibility of blood vessels. • Are equivalent to animal sources of protein but have no cholesterol and little saturated fat. In fact, both the national 2010 Dietary Guidelines and the MyPlate nutrition guidance recommend soyfoods such as soymilk, veggie burgers, soy nutrition bars, soy sausages, tofu, soy yogurt, soy protein shakes and edamame. You can easily enjoy soy proteins in a lot of different ways. Meat and poultry lovers can enjoy soy, too, by incorporating soy crumbles and other soy products into their favorite dishes. This recipe for a Veggie Taco Salad makes a satisfying, nutritious dish for the whole family. You can find more delicious recipes and information about soybeans and their journey from the farm to your plate at www.soyfoodsmonth.org.

Veggie Taco Salad

VEGGIE TACO SALAD Makes four servings 2 cups soy crumbles (you can find these in your grocer’s freezer section or refrigerated meat section) 3/4 cup salsa 5 cups shredded lettuce 1 cup corn kernels 1 cup black beans Topping options: 1/4 cup sliced green onions 1/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese 2 tablespoons sliced ripe olives 2 tablespoons fat free sour cream In large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook crumbles and salsa over medium heat about 5 minutes or until heated through, stirring frequently. In large bowl toss together lettuce, corn and black beans. Arrange on 4 serving plates. Top with crumbles mixture. Sprinkle with toppings. Source: Soyfoods Association of North America

BEST BLACK BEAN SALAD Preparation time: 15 minutes; makes six servings 1 red bell pepper, diced 1 green bell pepper, diced 1 yellow bell pepper, diced 1/2 (half) cup diced red onion 1,15.25-ounce can Del Monte Whole Kernel Corn (or similar), drained 1 clove garlic, minced 1 teaspoon cilantro 1/4 cup olive oil 4 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1 teaspoon lime juice 1,15-ounce can Bush’s Black Beans (or similar), rinsed and drained Salt and pepper to taste Tortilla chips In a small bowl, combine peppers, onion, corn, garlic and cilantro. Add olive oil, vinegar, lime juice and salt and pepper to taste. Add black beans and toss well. Serve with tortilla chips.

COOL CHICKEN WRAPS Preparation time: 10 minutes; makes eight servings 4, 12-inch flour tortillas 1/2 (half) cup mayonnaise 1/2 (half) teaspoon dill weed 4 cups shredded lettuce or shredded cabbage 1,14.5-ounce can Red Gold Petite Diced Tomatoes (or similar), drained and rinsed 2, 5-ounce cans Hormel Premium Chicken Breast in Water (or similar), drained and flaked 1/4 cup chopped green onions 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese Spread the tortillas with mayonnaise and sprinkle with dill. Top center of each tortilla with lettuce, diced tomatoes, chicken, onions and cheese. Fold bottoms of tortilla up 2 inches and then roll up. Variation: For hot sandwiches, substitute 2 cups red and green pepper strips for lettuce. Spread salsa in place of mayonnaise on tortilla. Prepare as directed. Microwave on high until cheese is melted, about 30 seconds. Source: Can Manufacturers Institute


12

RIM REVIEW • APRIL 10, 2013

TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH

When the heart has become a weak pump BY PAUL G. DONOHUE, M.D. 2013 NORTH AMERICA SYND., INC.

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am 79 and have congestive heart failure with some high blood pressure. Please give the information you have on my illness. — F.W. ANSWER: Congestive heart failure is a common illness in older people. Up to 10 percent of those older than 65 have it or have had it. The meaning is that the heart has become so weak that it can’t pump enough blood to support all body organs and tissues. You can call it just heart failure. The “congestive” word confuses people. The signs of a weakened heart are breathlessness when trying to do even relatively easy physical tasks, along with a feeling that all energy has left the body. A third sign is swelling, most often of the feet and ankles. The lungs also fill with fluid from backed-up blood, and that adds to the breathing difficulty. The lungs are congested with fluid. Clogged heart arteries, heart-valve problems, a previous heart attack, a former viral heart infection and uncontrolled high blood pressure are some of the causes of heart failure. Aging is a major cause. The heart is beginning to wear out. This sounds hopeless; it isn’t. Plenty can be done. For one, reduce the amount of salt and salty foods that you eat. Salt causes fluid retention in the body. Water pills (diuretics) remove excess body fluid, and they’re a constant part of treatment. Drugs called ACE inhibitors not only regulate blood pressure, but they also ease heart failure. This is only a sample of the drugs that are useful for the treatment of this condition. Once under treatment, you ought to be breathing with ease and feel a return of pep. An exercise program is then possible and essential for treatment. The program is one that should be devised by your doctor. Walking is an excellent way to strengthen both body and heart muscles. The booklet on congestive heart failure provides detailed information on the condition and its treatment. Readers can order a copy by writing: Dr. Donohue — No. 103W, 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: My eyes are colored dark brown. I am a 57-year-old female. Around the edges of my brown eyes is a blue border — something new. The eye doctor said it means my cholesterol is high. My family doctor said it is fine, and it happens with age. Have you heard of this? What causes it? — D.E. ANSWER: I believe you’re describing an arcus senilis. It’s an off-white (bluish or gray) circle looping around the colored iris. Actually it’s a deposit of fat and cholesterol in the cornea, the clear covering that lies over the iris and pupil. At one time, it was thought to indicate high blood cholesterol; it doesn’t. It’s one of those many adornments of aging that come for no good reason. If you start looking at the eyes of older people, you’ll find that you are far from the only one with arcus senilis. Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 328536475.


Rim Review April 10, 2013