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Welcome to The Rim Review. This week we feature a number of Halloween events planned around the Rim Country in the coming days. There may be more, but the ones listed are what organizers had advised us about. There is something for everyone, from free candy and games for youngsters to a haunted house and dinner dance. Pick your poison and have a great time.
HEALTH & CARE FAIR
The annual Community Health & Care Fair is from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Julia Randall Elementary gym. The free event will offer health information and screenings. Some screenings are free; others require a small fee. Immunizations for the flu, pneumonia and shingles will also be available for a fee. The free screenings for adults include: blood pressure; breast health; dental; diabetes; dermatology; hearing; ankle brachial index; vision; heart/lung; and oxygen saturation. The free screenings for children are dental; heart/lung; vision; hearing; nutrition information; fingerprinting. Tests offered for a fee of $10: complete lipid panel; blood glucose. The Mogollon Health Alliance, Payson Regional Medical Center, Hospice Compassus, Payson Care Center, Rim Country Health, Powell House and Wells Fargo sponsor the event.
Elsewhere in this edition, you can read about Zane Grey’s last visit to the Rim Country in historian Tim Ehrhardt’s column. Ken Brooks takes us on a tour of the Yucatan Peninsula – now called the Mayan Riviera. It has roughly 75 miles of coastline along the Caribbean, luxury resorts, ecotourism attractions and ancient ruins. Bird watchers – both hard core and
Community groups ready for holidays
MARINE CORPS BIRTHDAY BASH
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The Rim Country Detachment of the Marine Corps League will hold its annual birthday celebration Nov. 3 at the Mazatzal Hotel and Casino. The evening kicks off at 5 p.m., dinner is at 6 p.m. and guest speaker, Sergeant Nick Gervase and ceremonies are from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Entertainment follows. Contact Col. Bill Sahno, (928) 472-6617 or MGySgt. Lee Bumbalow, (928) 468-1095 for tickets or for more information.
The upcoming St. Philip the Apostle Parish Holiday Craft and Bake Sale is only one of the many events taking place to help Rim shoppers find just the right gift or goodie to share with friends and loved ones.
ST. PHILIP THE APOSTLE PARISH HOLIDAY CRAFT AND BAKE SALE
It’s here – the holiday sales season. Time to visit the craft fairs and bake sales to pick up that unique gift or holiday goodie. St. Philip the Apostle Parish annual Holiday Craft and Bake Sale will be held the first weekend in November in the parish hall at 511 S. St. Philip Street. Thanks to the skill and care of the great crafters and bakers of the Mystical Rose Sodality delicious baked goods, lovingly made crafts, and one-of-a-kind items to give as gifts will be on sale. A table with great gently used bargains,
books, etc. is here every year. In addition three extraordinary works of art will be raffled off at noon. Tickets can be purchased each day of the sale until the drawing is held. These unique artworks include a beautiful handmade afghan, a 3-dimensional religious picture under glass, and three counted cross-stitch panels, each depicting a Southwestern design of special significance to three Native American tribes in our vicinity. The sale hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2 and 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4. Homemade cinna-
COVER Get ready for a ghoulishly good time at the many Halloween events planned around Rim Country in the coming days.
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those that just like to see the birds at their feeders – can learn about the FeederWatch Project and how they can participate in an extra feature in this edition of the Review. To give you a jump start on holiday entertaining and having a quick fix food available in the coming hurried and harried days, this edition features easy recipes for appetizers and snack ideas. Thanks for reading.
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Getaway AROUND THE RIM COUNTRY Breast Cancer Awareness Month A raffle for baked goods is planned from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26 at the PRMC Cafeteria. Come bid on baked goods to help raise money for the Cancer Closet, which provides materials to help the victims of the disease through their treatment and recovery. A PRMC 5k Fun Run/Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness will start at 9 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 27 at Green Valley Park. Registration is $10 per person and all ages are welcome. For registration forms and waivers, please call (928) 472-1275. HELP NEEDED
Ray Kinsman of Payson participates in this year’s Susan G. Komen Walk for the Cure in Phoenix, he is probably going to be the event’s oldest participant. The event this year will be Nov. 9 through Nov. 11 and Kinsman will be 88 on Oct. 21. Kinsman is walking in memory of his late wife, Theresa, who died of brain cancer. The three-day, 60-mile walk costs $2,300 for a participant to join, Kinsman said. He needs about $1,300 more in donations to help him reach the goal, he said. Donations on his behalf can be made at The3Day.org or by calling 800-9963329. Kinsman has been in Payson for 23 years and had donated years of service to a wide range of organizations in that time.
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes There’s an old saying that you can’t really understand another person’s experience until you have walked a mile in their shoes. Time Out Inc. would like to give Rim residents that experience and provide an opportunity to participate in a fun way to support the organization’s Emergency and Transitional Domestic Violence Shelter. The annual walkathon is from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 25 on West Main, from the Community Presbyterian Church and back. There will be a short program prior to the walk and a special closing
afterward. A pledge in any amount is welcome – $75 will provide shelter for one person for one night. To learn more, call (928) 468-8635.
‘Sweeney Todd’ at PHS this weekend The Payson High School Drama Department will present “Sweeney Todd” by Tim Kelly for three performances this weekend. The play features senior Cody Schuler in the title role of Sweeney Todd and junior Leah Brahm as Mrs. Lovett. The production is rated PG because of the suggested theme of killing victims for money and jewels – the play’s notorious “meat pies” are mentioned once, but are not discussed or described, said Kathy Siler, the department’s director. Performances will be at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 27, with a matinee at 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26. Admission is $6 for adults; $5 for senior citizens and students in the first through twelfth grades; and $3 for Thespian Society cardholders. Concert at Community Presbyterian The Community Presbyterian Church will present a concert by the group Starlight, featuring Colleen Brown at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27. Starlight is known throughout the community for their original songs and also for their Jazz, Latin, Funk and Soul music. For this performance, Starlight will be joined by guest musician Lai Ma Gates, who will be playing a "Pipa", a Chinese instrument. In addition to the concert there will be a raffle. A $5 donation includes refreshments. The Community Presbyterian Church is at 800 W. Main, Payson.
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AT THE MOVIES
A worthwhile movie Ben Affleck has truly grown into the be doing. I love it when Hollywood can promise of his spectacular Hollywood make fun of itself, which Arkin and debut in the 1997 hit Goodwill Hunting Goodman do with gusto. for which he shared an Oscar for writThe scenes set in the chaos of posting with his pal Matt Damon. In the revolution Iran are tense, frightening four saw blade Argo, Affleck continues and haunting. The revolutionaries the success he had with The Town strung up opponents from construction (2010), in which he also both starred cranes in the streets of Teheran and and directed. Affleck completes the hat Andy McKinney left them to dangle, the better to imtrick by also producing Argo, along Reviewer press the public. In the post picture with George Clooney and others. credits Affleck shows actual news phoThis R rated drama is a true-life tos of this and some other events in the thriller. Younger audience members will not per- film to demonstrate his historical accuracy. His sonally remember the now historical events de- scene set in the crowded, emotionally electric picted in the film. The Islamic revolution that bazaar is as scary as anything I have seen on swept over Iran in 1979 also swept over the U.S. film. It seems that any horror is possible at the embassy, resulting in the illegal captivity of the drop of a hat and Affleck does it using only personnel there for more than a year. tightly packed people and noise – great directArgo tells the story of six staffers that fled the ing. embassy and went into hiding at the home of the The real life Tony Mendez had a kind of geCanadian ambassador. When the staffers es- nius and tremendous courage to pull this operacaped we were told only that the Canadians got tion off and this film is a proper tribute to him. It them out of Iran. Argo tells the rest of the story. is also an indictment of those many places in the CIA man Tony Mendez – whose life and writ- world where emotions run amok and life is held ing forms the basis for the mildly fictionalized to be very cheap. The film is R rated for some movie – has the idea to make a fake science fic- language and horrifyingly realistic street murtion movie as a front to slip the staffers out of ders by the revolutionaries. Iran. This movie runs exactly two hours. With a Affleck plays Mendez. Alan Arkin and John budget of $44.5 million and an opening weekend Goodman play the actual Hollywood pros that take of $20 million, word of mouth testimony will agree to help make the fake film seem real by have to work well for producer Affleck to make setting up a fake office, doing fake publicity his money back. My showing was jammed. This events – complete with actors in costume – and is a worthwhile movie experience for adults and otherwise doing what a real film company would deserves a large audience.
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Actress in Jimi Hendrix biopic The long-talked-about remake of Seymour Hoffman in “A Late Quartet,” “Gypsy,” directed and starring Barbra playing a violin virtuoso. Poots is curStreisand as Mama Rose, has been put rently shooting “A Long Way Down” on hold. Barbra is completing her conwith Emmy-winner (for “Breaking cert tour, which started in Brooklyn, Bad”) Aaron Paul and former James N.Y., stopped in Montreal and The Bond actor Pierce Brosnan. MGM Grand in Vegas, and ends Nov. 11 Scoot McNairy, in Ben Affleck’s film at The Hollywood Bowl. She next hits “Argo,” will be seen with Brad Pitt, the road to promote “Guilt Trip” with James Gandolfini and Richard Jenkins Seth Rogan (opening Christmas Day), in the gang picture “Killing Them Imogen Poots then hopes she’ll direct Oscar-winners Softly,” and in Pitt’s “Twelve Years a Cate Blanchett and Colin Firth in “Skinny and Slave.” These three actors — Holbrook, Poots Cat,” her first directing chore since “The Mirror and McNairy — are on the launch pad. You’ll be Has Two Faces” in 1996. able to follow their work as they become the next Daily Variety, the show-business newspa- wave of big stars! per, picked its annual 10 actors to watch. Among Clint Eastwood’s planned remake of “A Star them was Boyd Holbrook, discovered sawing Is Born” is back to zero. It was to have starred wood as a carpenter for a small theater company Beyonce and possibly Tom Cruise, but because in his native Kentucky. A friend sent his picture they couldn’t give her a start date, she bowed out to a modeling agency, which led to modeling jobs so she could set up her next tour. Now in Paris, classes at NYU and acting classes. The bassist/vocalist Esperanza Spalding, a Grammy hard work paid off. Holbrook is in Steven Soder- winner last year as Best New Artist, is being bergh’s Liberace biopic “Behind the Cande- considered for the role that Janet Gaynor, Judy labra,” “Out of the Furnace” with Christian Bale, Garland and Barbra Streisand played in previ“Very Good Girls” with Dakota Fanning and ous versions. Ellen Barkin, and the sci-fi thriller “The Host” Esperanza (age 27) and Cruise (50) may not for writer/director Andrew Niccol. You might re- be a good match. They’d better rethink this ... member Holbrook as Cap Hatfield in the recent after all, the title says “A Star Is Born” and has Kevin Costner Emmy-winner “Hatfields & Mc- always been played by a STAR. A total unCoys.” known, no matter how talented, might render Imogen Poots arrived in Hollywood from Lon- this project ... stillborn! don in June, met director Terrence Malick and Send letters to Tony Rizzo’s Hollywood, 8306 was cast his “Knight of Cups.” She’ll appear in Wilshire Blvd., No. 362, Beverly Hills, CA 90211. the upcoming Jimi Hendrix biopic “All Is by My © 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Side,” and co-stars with Oscar-winner Phillip
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TRAVEL TALK | KEN BROOKS
Exploring Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula Even with the drug wars going on in be had, including a 1.8-mile long adventure Mexico the last few years, Mexico remains whizzing you through the trees on 11 zithe second most favored foreign country to plines. visit by U.S. tourists after Canada. Many Aviario Xaman-Ha is a beautiful aviary enjoy the so-called Mexican Riviera along where you will find different species, not the Pacific Coast; others visit the inland just birds, but other animal species like colonial cities for history and shopping. butterflies, iguanas, turtles and small Some years ago the Mexican govmammals. The animals and ernment invested many millions plants that live here are in their of dollars to create the resort city natural habitat and live in semiof Cancun located at the southern captivity. There are also endemic, tip of the Yucatan Peninsula. It threatened and endangered has become one of the major species. Mexican vacation locations in the Tres Rios Nature Park is an past several years. ecological park in the Riviera Today, there is more than CanMaya located inside the Hacienda cun occupying the Mexican Tres Rios Resort where three Caribbean Coast. It is now rerivers converge and flow into the KEN BROOKS ferred to as the Mayan Riviera Caribbean Sea. The eco-friendly and it comprises roughly 75 miles environment stretches across 326 of coastline with Playa del Carmen, Puerto acres of lowland jungles and subtropical Aventuras, Akumal and Tulum. It ends at mangroves. To view you can kayak, the town of Carillo Puerto. snorkel, swim, bicycle and dive while conAmong its many pleasures are some of necting with nature in unique and uncultithe most highly rated hotels and resorts vated ways. and at least four Eco Theme Parks. These To reach Cancun and Riviera Maya you are not run by a Mexican government fly into the Cancun airport and are transagency, but rather are concessions granted ferred to one of many fine resorts along the to commercial interests to develop. 75-mile stretch of beach. I have personally One is called Xcaret, set in a beautiful stayed in Cancun and found it to be, for me, bayside location, it focuses on Mayan cul- the best Mexican resort area yet visited. It ture, with a restored Mayan archaeological is modern (no run-down dumpy buildings) site where traditional dance shows are and current as to architecture and shopviewed and a recreation of a Mayan village. ping and no poor children selling chewing The park is also host to other attractions gum on the streets. It may have changed as well, including a jaguar exhibit, a deer since I was last there 10 years ago. The refuge, a regional wildlife farm, butterfly beaches all along the strip are some of the breeding facilities, a coral aquarium, a ma- best in the world. rine turtle conservation program, a wide The Riviera Maya is a wonderful place range of flora, and opportunities for swim- for families. Visitors are treated very well. ming and snorkeling. Some tourists never leave the bounds of Another is Xel-Ha, which is an ecologi- their resort. If you choose to rent a car to cal theme park or natural aquarium. Here drive the 75-mile stretch of beach, be home you can swim with dolphins, see sea tur- by dark. Be safe! tles, bicycle, snorkel, go cliff diving and Those Mexicans who work the tourist scuba. If you scuba you may pet stingrays destinations mostly speak English. Some and see larger fish. better than others. It is interesting to note The park is quite large and offers a buf- that the people in the area that are of fet restaurant and free drinks along with Mayan blood mostly live inland and do not complimentary snorkel equipment and speak Spanish. rafts. Many tourists visiting the area book a Eplor is a nature park with a number of tour so as not to miss the important sights. limestone caves, grottos and underground This can be accomplished by van or coach rivers for exploring on foot, on rafts, in am- with a guide. A tour might first visit Tulum, phibious vehicles or by swimming. There a beachfront site with stunning 12th Cenare also some aboveground adventures to tury construction once inhabited by
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Quick fixes for hurried holidays Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden. Top with remaining cheese; bake 2 minutes or until cheese melts.
October is coming to a close and that means the frantic pace of the holiday season is just on the horizon. Start making meal plans now to keep that slow cooker cranked up when those in-the-door-out-again days hit. But is you need a quick fix for an impromptu gathering or something to tide hungry mouths over, consider appetizers.
THREE GOURMET CHEESE PLATE PAIRINGS Appetizers are the perfect way to have fun without the stress of creating a multi-course meal. And when the question of what to serve arises and you need an easyyet-impressive solution, cheese plates are ideal and don’t take a lot of effort. If a cheese plate sounds too basic, think again. It’s all about balancing tastes, textures and visual appeal with a variety of fun food and beverage pairings. Plus, it’s a great conversation starter to get your guests interacting. Luckily, if you’re in a rush on the day of your gathering, a cheese plate is easy to put together in minutes – no cooking necessary. Just plan to include three to five cheeses per platter – estimate about 3 to 4 ounces of cheese per person – and arrange your choices on a pretty dish or tray. There are infinite ways to create a cheese plate. Consider these simple suggestions for a bit of inspiration: • Play with variety and contrast. Include cheeses in a range of textures, from soft to semi-hard to crumbly or hard, that have a range of flavor profiles. Consider combinations like a soft and creamy brie, a harder aged cheese like Stella Sharp Provolone and a crumbly Salemville blue cheese. • Start mild and move to strong. Give your guests a tastebud tour of the many different flavors fine cheeses have to offer. Present a trio of options with varied intensity of flavor including an appealingly tangy chevre like Organic Creamery goat cheese, a buttery Gouda and a bold cheese like Black Creek Extra Sharp Cheddar. • Shake it up with unusual cheeses. Give guests the opportunity to try cheeses they might not have had before. It’s the perfect way for them to sample something that could become a new favorite. Look for cheeses with unique ingredients, like Great Midwest Mango Fire Cheddar, which has habanero pepper and the rich sweetness of mango. It’s a great idea to set out some other small food items that pair nicely with cheese, like Kalamata olives, sundried tomatoes, Marcona almonds, grilled vegetables, sliced fruit or even chocolate. Easy-to-create cheese plates will save time and allow you to enjoy friends and family. For more pairing ideas that will make your party memorable, visit www.dcicheeseco.com/entertaining-pairing. Cheese is also a good solution for kid-friendly snacks that grown-ups will enjoy. Cheese is versatile, nutritious and can add zest to snacks and family-friendly dishes. And with a broad array of appetizing flavors such as Gouda, Provolone and Pepper Jack, available from Borden® Cheese, the options are boundless. Here are a few cheesy snack ideas that you and the kids will enjoy making as much as you enjoy eating. • Walking tacos - Layer taco meat, tomatoes, lettuce and shredded cheese in individual serving-sized bags of corn chips. Top them off with sour cream, guacamole or salsa, then eat them with a fork, right out of the bag. • Kebabs - Alternate chunks of ham, grapes, and cheese cut into shapes with a small cookie cutter. • String cheese dippers - Roll string cheese in breadcrumbs and bake. Serve warm with marinara sauce for dipping. • Mini quesadillas - Sandwich cheese, shredded chicken and salsa in between two tortillas. Bake until cheese has melted. Slice into triangles with a pizza cutter, and serve with salsa and sour cream. • Pinwheel wraps — Spread a thin layer of ranch
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Spread out a selection of cheeses for quick entertaining.
dressing on a flour tortilla. Layer sliced cheese and ham on top. Roll up, and cut into bite-sized pinwheels. You can also try these Pizza Bagel Snacks and Italian Rosemary Cheese Straws. Both recipes use Borden Cheese, which is made by a cooperative that is 100 percent farmer-owned. This means that for every product purchased, 100 percent of its proceeds go back to hardworking American dairy farmers and their families. For more information about Borden Cheese or to check out some more cheesy recipes, visit www.FriendsOfElsie.com.
PIZZA BAGEL SNACKS 2 bagels, halved 1/3 cup pasta sauce 1 cup Borden Mozzarella Part-Skim Regular Shredded Cheese Toppings of your choice Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Halve two bagels, and top them with the pasta sauce, cheese and toppings of your choice. Bake 8 to 10 minutes until the cheese is bubbly and melted. Suggestions for toppings are thin slices of hot dogs, sliced ham or any lunch meat, pepperoni, browned hamburger, mushrooms, diced green peppers, chopped onions and black olive slices. Be creative with toppings that your family likes.
ITALIAN ROSEMARY CHEESE STRAWS 1/2 package puff pastry 1 egg 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt with parsley 1 cup Borden Colby and Monterey Jack Cheese, shredded Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Unfold pastry sheet; cut into half-inch strips. Combine egg, rosemary and seasoning; whisk to blend. Brush evenly over pastry strips. Sprinkle a half-cup of cheese over the top, and press into dough with rolling pin. Twist strips; place on greased baking sheet.
Preparation time: 15 minutes; makes: 14, half-cup servings 6 cups Rice Chex® cereal 1/4 cup butter or margarine 1/4 cup granulated sugar 2 tablespoons corn syrup 2 teaspoons pure vanilla 1/4 cup powdered sugar 1 ounce white baking chocolate or 1/4 cup vanilla milk chips 1 to 2 teaspoons colored edible glitter or sugar sprinkles Measure cereal in large microwaveable bowl. Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper or foil. In 2-cup microwavable measuring cup, microwave butter uncovered on High 30 seconds or until melted. Add sugar and corn syrup; microwave uncovered on High 30 seconds until mixture is heated and can be stirred smooth. Stir in vanilla. Pour over cereal, stirring until evenly coated. Microwave uncovered on High 2 minutes, stirring after1 minute. Sprinkle with powdered sugar; mix well. Spread on waxed paper or foil. Microwave white chocolate on High 30 seconds or until it can be stirred smooth; drizzle over top; sprinkle with edible glitter or colored candies. Tip: For an easy way to apply powdered sugar, pour sugar into a large freezer zip-type bag. After removing snack mix from microwave, let stand in bowl 1 to 2 minutes to cool, then pour into bag and shake.
ICED PUMPKIN CHEX® MIX Preparation time: 15 Minutes; makes: 14, half-cup servings 2 cups Cinnamon Chex® cereal 2 cups Wheat Chex® cereal 2 cups Honey Nut Chex® cereal 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup canned pumpkin 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice 1/4 cup butter 2 teaspoons vanilla CREAM CHEESE ICING
1, 1-ounce square premium white chocolate 1 ounce cream cheese, softened In large microwavable bowl, mix cereals and pumpkin seeds. Line cookie sheet with waxed paper or foil. In small bowl, mix brown sugar, pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice; set aside. In 2-cup microwaveable measuring cup, microwave butter on High about 30 seconds or until melted. Add pumpkin mixture; microwave about 30 seconds, or until hot. Stir in vanilla. Pour pumpkin-butter mixture over cereal and seeds, stirring until evenly coated. Microwave uncovered on High 5 minutes or until mixture begins to brown, stirring every minute. Spread on waxed paper to cool. While mix is cooling, melt white chocolate in microwave on High 30 seconds; stir in softened cream cheese. Drizzle over top of mix; refrigerate 5 minutes or until set. Store in airtight container in refrigerator. Tip: For easy drizzling, spoon the glaze into a small food-storage bag. Snip off one bottom corner and squeeze over the cereal mixture. © 2012 General Mills — Source: Chex
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RIM HISTORY RIM HISTORY RIM COUNTRY HISTORY | TIM EHRHARDT
REMEMBERING ZANE GREY’S LAST TRIP TO RIM COUNTRY In 1929 Zane Grey made hire a driver for short diswhat would be his ﬁnal trip to tance trips in California. This Rim Country. He had ﬁrst theme is repeated in his Oct. come to the region in 1918, 14, 1929 letter to his wife. quickly falling in love with it “The season opens day and making it the setting for after tomorrow. We have many of his novels. During seen some bear sign, and lots the ensuing 11 years he regof turkey and deer. But I’m ularly came to the region and leary about hunting here. TIM EHRHARDT even had a cabin built for There’s a new road, and the him. Meanwhile, America woods will be full of these — went through a number of changes. In —-! tin-can, auto hunters with shot 1918 World War I was still ongoing, but guns. I’ll try to have everybody wear would soon be over, leading to a red hats and coats, and be careful. But decade of prosperity. By the time Grey I don’t like the chance. And I’ll never ﬁnished his ﬁnal trip, Black Tuesday come back here again.” had occurred and the Great DepresThe new road that he references is sion had started. In many ways 1929 likely an extension of today’s Control was the end of an era. Road. The road extension is mentioned Much has been made of Grey’s con- in the Oct. 19, 1929 Arizona Republiﬂict with Arizona hunting authorities. can. “A control road from Pine to the It is clear that he was not enthralled Young-Holbrook road was extended with their policies and that some bit- six miles during the summer.” terness had developed. Yet it is also Automobiles were further intruding clear that when Grey came to Arizona on the land he loved. If Grey was simply in 1929, he intended it to be his last upset about motorists, then how could trip. a story of such anger at state authoriOn Sept. 30, 1929 Grey wrote home ties be popularized through the years? about his Arizona adventures. He had The P.S. of his October 14 letter, writbrought two of his children, Romer and ten on October 15, explains why. Betty, with him. “I had made up my “Ed Haught came back from mind to show my West to Romer & Phoenix yesterday with bad news. Betty, and under most trying condi- There is a concerted deal on to run me tions I did it. Our last ride (horseback) out of this country. Next year they will from Segi to Kayenta, Monument val- make a game refuge under the Rim, ley, Noki, Argon Rock, Piute Canyon, taking in both my properties. It looks the San Juan, Surprise Valley, Nouno- like petty politics and personal jealzoshe, and Navajo Mt. was simply epic. ousy. I was refused a special permit But it damn near killed me. It was too and insulted publically by the state much without rest.” Game Warden. The Game CommisZane Grey was 57 years old and his sioner of Flagstaff, a two-faced —- who travels had taken their toll on him. He pretended to be friendly to me over regularly had the aches and pains that there, got up in the meeting on Oct. 5 only older age can bring and his kids at Phoenix and roasted me vilely. were quickly growing up before his There is a bunch of ( ) Hunters who eyes. It would be understandable for have killed loads of game, breaking Grey to want to eliminate one of his every law, and they have laid this on trips, though there’s more to it than the Z.G. outﬁt. that. “Ken Robertson made a crack in “I shall never come back to Arizona. Flagstaff that has materially aided my The main reason for which is that the enemies. He was heard to say: ‘I’m alcountry has been ruined by motorists. ways glad to beat it out of Flagstaff. The Navajos are doomed. The beauty The sheriff might get on to the fact that & romance of their lives dead. Still I got Bowen & I got our licenses by claiming material for several stories – of bygone to live in Yuma.’ times. I am going to rest in the Tonto & “This is a fact, but I did not think ﬁnish Red Rock Ranch, then hunt a lit- Robertson would brag about it… There tle, and come home.” are other details of this mess, but I’ll The Arizona that Grey knew and tell you upon my return. I ought to loved was changing. He was a horse- break camp at once. I ought to have man at heart and grudgingly accepted more sense than to stay here longer. the growing prominence of the auto- But I’d disappoint everybody. However mobile. In some of his other letters I don’t think I’ll hunt myself. I’m sorry Grey references a clear lack of comfort that I must report utter failure, so far, with the automobile, including plans to of this part of the trip. I wish- oh, I wish
Photo courtesy of the Northern Gila County Historical Society
I were home.” Substantive changes to Arizona hunting laws had been in the works for a few years. However, articles in the Arizona Republican during October 1929 mention the October 5 meeting, yet do not mention new restrictions in Rim Country. The bear story is substantiated in some ways as Grey mentions the special permit. Grey may have left that story as his reason for not returning because he was angry and wanted to get back at some people. Whatever the case, 1929 was indeed Grey’s last trip to the region. Grey con-
tinued to write and travel during the 1930s, though the Great Depression impacted him as well as he could not get as much money for his stories. Nearly 10 years later on Oct. 23, 1939 Grey passed away at his home in Altadena, Calif. at the age of 67. SOURCES
Letters referenced are part of the G.M. Farley Collection at Northern Arizona University. G.M. Farley Collection, NAU.MS.285, Cline Library. Special Collections and Archives Department.
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COVER STORY | TERESA MCQUERREY
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Expect to see more than a few familiar faces disguised for Halloween fun at the Town of Payson’s annual Trunk or Treat Festival on Historic West Main at the Oxbow Saloon parking lot. The interior of the grand old building will once again be transformed into a haunted house for the festivities. A number of other events are planned around town to celebrate the haunting season.
HALLOWEEN HAUNTINGS Ghosties and ghoulies and things that go bump in the night. This comes from a traditional Scottish prayer: From ghoulies and ghosties And long-leggedy beasties And things that go bump in the night, Good Lord, deliver us! Fitting – one story says the celebration of Halloween is a Scots import, or at least the word “Halloween” is – The word Halloween was first used in the 16th century and represents a Scottish variant of the fuller All-Hallows’-Even (‘evening’), that is, the night before All Hallows’ Day, according to Wikipedia, which drew the definition from the Oxford English Dictionary. Be ye ghost, ghoul or something else that goes bump in the night – if only for Halloween – there are several events for all ages to enjoy next week. Two events are especially for youngsters. The Payson Public Library will have its Trick or Treat Costume Parade at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26 and then the annual Trunk or Treat Festival is Wednesday, Oct. 31 at the parking area of the Oxbow Saloon. Mountain Bible Church is also planning an event with a focus on youngsters – a Harvest Block Party, but families should also enjoy the fun.
the later event is for those in school or who could not come earlier. Each will start in the library meeting room for stories and are open to children and teens of all ages. To learn more and sign up, visit the Children’s Room at the library or call (928) 474-9260. SPECIAL HALLOWEEN DANCE
A Halloween Dance for families with members who have special needs is planned from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Rim Country Health and Retirement Apartments, 807 W. Longhorn Rd. If possible, a donation of $5 would be appreciated, but is not necessary. Make a reservation by calling Lucy at (928) 478-0231 or (928) 595-2136. Those attending are encouraged to wear costumes and asked to bring snacks. HARVEST BLOCK PARTY
Mountain Bible Church plans a Harvest Block Party for the community from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31. There will be a free dinner, free games and free candy for a safe fun night on Halloween. There will be lots of fun for the kids with throwing games, a dunk tank, maze, golf and more. Costumes are encouraged. Mountain Bible is located at 302 E. Rancho Rd.; for more information contact Felicia Moore at (928) 4727800.
LIBRARY COSTUME PARADES
TRUNK OR TREAT FESTIVAL
The library’s first parade is for youngsters not old enough to be in school and those that are home-schooled;
The Annual Trunk or Treat Festival, sponsored by Chili’s Restaurant, will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Wednes-
day, Oct. 31 on Main Street at the Oxbow Saloon. The Town will once again be purchasing all of the candy and providing it to more than 30 decorated booths from which it will be given to children ages 12 and under. “The reason the Town buys the candy is because we want to provide a safe environment for children to safely trick or treat and give parents peace of mind that their children are safe,” said Parks, Recreation and Tourism Director Cameron Davis. Any individual or business that would like to sponsor a booth during the Trunk or Treat Festival should go to the Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department, 1000 W. Country Club and sign up. The cost for the space is $25 and the Town will supply you with the candy. You must supply and decorate your own 10-foot-by-10-foot trunk. Trunk space is limited so please hurry to get one for you or your business. The deadline to reserve trunk space is 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26. HAUNTED HOUSE
This year the Town has once again partnered with the Drama Department at the Payson High School to provide a haunted house at the Oxbow Saloon. This year’s haunted house theme will be Psychotic Hospital. There will be different levels of “scariness” at the haunted house so that children and adults can enjoy the event at their own scare threshold. CONTINUED ON PAGE 9
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After you get over the frights from the Haunted House – Psychotic Hospital – take the time to admire the craftsmanship put into the construction and decorations. These pumpkins are not your ordinary Jack 0’Lanterns, they are close to being works of art. The Haunted House is presented by the high school’s Drama Department and a portion of the admission fees will benefit it.
Events target all levels of fright factors FROM PAGE 8
“We want everyone to be able to enjoy the haunted house and have lots of fun”, Davis said. The haunted house will be open from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; admission is $3 per person, or bring a can of food for the local food bank and get in for $2. A portion of the gate will go to help support the Drama Department and its activities. If you are looking to park close to the event here are several different options: • Take Main Street and go south on Westerly, turn right on Aero and go to South McLane and turn right. Follow signs to large parking lot that is very close to the Oxbow. • Green Valley Park • Julia Randall Elementary School parking lot • Presbyterian Church on Main Street • Main Street parking lot off of Westerly
• Frontier Street Davis said special thanks goes to Brian Mortensen, owner of the Oxbow, for allowing the Town and Drama Department to use this already spooky venue for this event and the Gila County Mounted Sheriff’s Posse for helping provide security. For more information please contact David Roehrig at 474-5242, ext. 7, or at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www. paysonrimcountry.com/trunkortreat HALLOWEEN BOO FEST
The Payson Elks Lodge 2154 will have a Halloween Boo Fest Wednesday, Oct. 31. Cocktails will be served at 5 p.m.; with an all-you-can-eat salad and spaghetti dinner or stew served from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Music by the Elks Jam Band will be presented from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. and again from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Advance tickets, available at the Elks Lodge, are $12 per person; admission at the door will be $15 per person.
Andy Towle photo
The creativity of volunteers participating in the annual Trunk or Treat Festival and Haunted House is outstanding and half the fun of going to the event.
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Project FeederWatch needs help to monitor birds The 26th season of Project FeederWatch begins Nov. 10, and participants are needed more than ever. By watching their feeders from November through April and submitting their observations to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, bird watchers make it possible for scientists to keep track of changing bird populations across the continent. New or returning participants can sign up anytime at www.FeederWatch.org. After unusual winter weather in some parts of the country last season, many participants found themselves asking, “Where are the birds?” “Warmer temperatures and lack of snow cover means birds can find more natural food so they may visit feeders less,” explains FeederWatch leader David Bonter. “But even if participants are not seeing many birds, that’s still valuable information we need to detect population changes on a broad scale.” The AccuWeather long-range forecasting service is predicting some big storms in the Northeast this winter, so FeederWatchers in the region may see more birds at their feeders than they did last winter. Forecasts also call for another year of below-normal snowfall for the Midwest, above-normal snowfall and below-normal temperatures for the central and southern Rockies, and a wet winter with above-normal precipitation for the Gulf Coast and Southeast. “We’ll have to see if those predictions pan out and how they might affect feeder-bird numbers,” Bonter says. “The one number we definitely want to see increase is the number of people taking part in FeederWatch. It’s easy to do, and the information is incredibly valuable in helping us better understand what’s going on in the environment and in the lives of the birds we enjoy so much.” To learn more about joining Project FeederWatch and to sign up, visit www.FeederWatch.org or call the Cornell Lab toll-free at (866) 989-2473. In return for the $15 fee ($12 for Cornell Lab members), participants receive the FeederWatcher Handbook and Instructions with tips on how to successfully attract birds to your feeders, an identification poster of the most common feeder birds, and a calendar. Participants also receive Winter Bird Highlights, an annual summary of FeederWatch findings, as well as the Cornell Lab’s quarterly newsletter, Living Bird News. Project FeederWatch is a joint research and education project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Bird Studies Canada.
Patricia Jones-Mestas photo/Project FeederWatch
The Eurasian Collard Dove is one Rim Country residents can put in their FeederWatch record books between this coming November and April.
STRANGE BUT TRUE | SAMANTHA WEAVER
CREATOR OF SMILEY FACE EARNED $45 • The creator of the ubiquitous smiley face earned a grand total of $45 for his creative effort. • It was 20th-century American author and actress Cornelia Otis Skinner who made the following sage observation: “One learns in life to keep silent and draw one’s own confusions.” • If you grew up during a certain era in the United States, you are probably familiar with the board game Parcheesi. If you have a particularly good memory, you may recall that the game’s subtitle is “The Royal Game of India.” You may not realize, though, that the game is so-called because royalty in India used to play a life-size version of the game in gardens specially designed for the pursuit. Centuries ago, rajas would dress members of their harems in brightly colored costumes and use them as game pieces. • Everyone knows that a sophomore is someone in his or her second year of high school or college. Most people don’t realize, though, that the word is derived from the Greek words “sophos,” which means “wise,” and “moros,” which means “stupid.” • It’s not unusual for music critics and the artists they
critique to butt heads, but they usually do it in print, not in person. In 1978, though, the staff of Rolling Stone magazine and the band the Eagles went head-to-head in a softball match. The writers ended up losing. • Having trouble with your teenager? It’s a worldwide problem, it seems — though not always for the same reasons. In 2004, a 13-year-old boy in India ran away from home, declared that he was a Hindu holy man and founded a monastery. His parents arranged for him to be kidnapped and brought back home. • In this season of bitter partisan rivalries, it would be well to remember the following sage observation: “Do not trust to the cheering, for those persons would cheer just as much if you and I were going to be hanged.” The man who first made that observation was Lord Protector of England Oliver Cromwell, considered by some to be a hero of liberty, by others to be a regicidal dictator. He died in 1658, probably from septicemia. He was so reviled that, three years later, he body was exhumed so that he could be posthumously executed, his body thrown into a pit and his head displayed on a pole outside Westminster Hall.
• Those who study such things say that if all the gold in the world were combined in one lump, it would result in a cube that measures 20 yards on each side. • If you’re planning a trip to Lima, Peru, you might want to add Puente de Piedra to your sightseeing list. Though the Spanish name means “Bridge of Stone,” the span is popularly known as the Bridge of Eggs. Legend has it that in 1608, the builders the used the whites of 10,000 seabird eggs in the mortar that holds the stones together. • Pumpkins are native to the Americas, not Europe. This is why the original jack-o’-lantern was a turnip. • What do the words “obscene,” “tranquil,” “mediate,” “catastrophe,” “dire,” “critical,” “vast” and “apostrophe” have in common? All of them appeared in print for the first time in the works of William Shakespeare. • If you’re contemplating a move to Corpus Christi, Texas, be sure to keep in mind that in that town, it’s illegal to raise alligators in your home. Thought for the Day: “Life is not a spectacle or a feast; it is a predicament.” — George Santayana © 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.
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MOBILES FOR SALE 14x70 2Br/2Ba, 12x30 Shop, Enclosed Patio, Storage, Carport, New Roof, Fridge, W/D, Walk-in Closet, Nice Yard, Lots of Parking, 55+ Park, 705 E. Miller #8, $16,900. 928-978-2658 55+ Park, Large Treed Lot, New Paint & Skirting, Flooring, Countertops, Bath, 12x55 Large 1 Bedroom 705 E. Miller Rd. Sp. 32 $9300.obo 602-370-1979 Cedar Grove MHP: Dble Wide, 2Br/2Ba, 2 storage sheds, Large Fenced Lot, Washer/Dryer/Dishwasher 703 E. Frontier St.#6, $11,900.OBO, 602-320-1116 Foreclosures: 30 Homes, both New and PreOwned to Choose From, Free Delivery, Call Bronco Homes, 1-800-487-0712
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
Reduced: Park Model RV for Sale 1993 Redman Home 12ft. X 34ft. Excellent Condition, Asking Price is $11,500. 928-472-8651 REPOS: 2, 3, & 4 Bedrooms, Starting from $9,989. Call Bronco Homes: 1-800-487-0712
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Why Rent? $1500 Down & $1500 Mo. Buys 1/2 ownership of 3Br/2Ba, Hillside Home. Solar System. 2 Car Garage, Located in PaysonAZ, Equity Build-Up, Call for Apt. 602-373-0910
RENTALS APARTMENTS FOR RENT IRIS GARDEN SVCE: COMPLETE SUMMER CLEAN-UP, FIREWISE, REASONABLE, DEBRIS DUMPED, PAYSON LIC. 928-474-5932, Cell 928-951-3734 not.lic.contr.
3Br/2Ba 1 Car Garage, Private Back Yard, Stove, Refrig., D/W, Microwave, Laundry Room, AC/Heat, $850.mo + Dep. Pets-Neg. 928-478-6188
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HOMES FOR RENT For rent in Oxbow Estates, $1050/mo 4or5BD/3BA 2200sq.ft., Large detached garage,2 storage sheds, 1 acre. Deposit required, available Dec. 1st. Call Paula 520-403-8220
Come in today, look and lease and we’ll waive your application fee + take 1/2 off your first full month move-in!
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810 E. FRONTIER ST. #46, PAYSON, AZ 85541
Cornerstone Property Services www.cornerstone-mgt.com 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 Quiet Secluded 1 Bedroom, (650 sq.ft.) Stove, Ref., W/D, All Utilities included, except Phone, Star Valley Area, $500.+ Dep. 928-478-6007
COMMERCIAL FOR RENT AAA. M-2 Industrial 1,680/2,000/4,000 sq.ft. 1506-8 W. Bravo Taxiway. Roll up or Hangar Doors for aircraft or???, Offices, High Cubage Warehouse, large semi-truck acessible $$$ from $800.mo.+tax. 1 mo. Move in allowance. Immediate Occ. Mo. To Mo/Lease. 602-391-3064
Rim View OFFICE PARK, Executive Suites, Payson’s Premier Office Space, 708 E. Hwy 260, 928-472-7035.
Log cabin on 1/2 acre, Mead Ranch 1Bd-Loft/1Ba, Views of rim, fully furnished Lg deck, shop, covered parking $800.mo 602-430-4094
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Move in Ready, Nice Clean 2Br/2ba, Covered Patio, Fenced Yard, Carport/Storage, $895.p/m 602-647-2014 or 928-468-1068 NICE: 2Br/2Ba Hardwood Floors, $650.mo All Utilities in Landlords name, Month-to-month Lease, Avail. 9/1/12 Call Don 928-978-3423 Payson 3bd/2ba/carport/fenced, $850./mo; 3bd/2ba/dbl garage, $1050./mo; 3bd/2ba/3-car garage/fenced, $1200./mo; Pets? Owner/Agent 928-978-2373. Payson Pines 2Br/2Ba Aprox. 1100sf, Smoking-No, Fenced Back Yard, 2 Car Garage, Small Pets-Neg. $1050.mo + Dep. 928-517-1011 for Info. RENT/LEASE Option $675.mo 3BD/1BA, Remodeled, Move-in Ready, Next to Forest, Fenced, Fruit Trees, 928-978-2192
MOBILES FOR RENT 1Br/1Ba Fully Furnished, W/D, All Electric, Water/Sewer/Garbage Included, $400.mo + $400 Dep. 928-472-8564 or 928-978-1444
HOMES FOR RENT 1119 N. William Tell Circle 2Br/1.5Bth Home for Lease $800.mo + $400.Deposit Avail.Now Contact Ruben @ (602)931-2510 1344sf. 3bd/2ba split floor plan. Includes fridge, gas range, dishwasher, washer/dryer, A/C, carport, fenced yard w/storage. Good, clean condition. Available now. Smoking-No, will consider pets. 803 Bridle Path, $800.mo. Call/text 10am and 10pm. 928-978-2538. 2Bd/2Ba, Jacuzzi, 2 Car Garage, Nice Appliances, Desireable Payson Pines, Pet-Neg. $925.mo+Dep. Move In Now,Two Free Weeks, 928-517-1011 or 1-970-219-7497 2BDR/2BATH HOME Dining Room, Large (450sq.ft.) Family Room, w/Fireplace, Stove, Refrigerator, Evap Cooler, W/D, 8150 Barranca, Mesa Del, $640/month 928-474-8833 2Br/2Ba W/D, D/W, Wood FP, Pool, Store Shed, Deck, Smoking-No, Pets-Neg. Avail. Now $750.p/m First/Last + $375 Dep. 928-468-8204 3BR+Office/2 ½ BA/2car Garage Custom Home, 2400sf. Move In Today $1200.mo, Great Views 1103 S. Sequoia Circle Barb 928-517-2272 Bonus Move-In 1/2 of 1st Month, Nice 3Br/2Ba, Site Built Home, w/Loft, in Payson, Nice Yard w/Covered Deck, Backs to National Forest, Extra Storage Shed, Includes All Appliances, No Smoking or Pets, $950.mo + Dep. 928-595-4024
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, $850.mo + Dep. Smoking/Pets-No, 928-595-4024
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
Tonto Creek View: 3Br/2Ba, 16x72 Mobile Home in Tonto Basin, 5 acres w/Fenced Pasture, Preferably Older Couple, References & Work History Required, $700.mo Includes Trash/Water, 928-978-3736
MOBILE/RV SPACES LOW SPECIAL RATES STARTING @ $275/MO In TOWN, CLOSE to everything! Payson Campground & RV Resort 808 E. HWY 260 928-472-2267
MOBILES/RVS FOR RENT Kachina Doll Trailer Park has a one Bedroom Mobile $535.mo & Trailers $450 & Up. W. Aero/Goodfellow Call Russel 928-951-1920 Rye RV Park: 1 Bedroom, $275. - $450. Per Month, Laundry on Site, Water/Trash Included. Spaces $200. Mo. 602-502-0020
ROOMS FOR RENT Payson Private Bathroom, Cable TV, Internet, Share Kitchen, Laundry Room, Pets/Smoking-No, Must Be Clean Living Person-30+!, $350.p/m Ken 928-474-3675
REAL ESTATE CONDOMINIUMS NORTHWOODS CONDO 2B/2Ba, Fenced patio/yard, Covered Parking, Appliances, F/P, PetsSmoking-No, Credit Check $725.mo + Deposit, Avail. Nov. 1 928-468-1224
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RIM HISTORY JUST FOR FUN SUPER CROSSWORD
© 2012 King Features Syndicate, Inc. World rights reserved.
RO REVERSAL ACROSS 1 One-___ (short shows) 7 Practice of staying in one’s birthday suit 13 Comes into view 20 Skier’s lodge 21 Ancient Greek city 22 A few 23 Furrier’s philanthropic family from Texas? 25 Height 26 Music Muse 27 Member of the mimosa family 29 “The Divine Comedy” poet 30 Sight-related 33 How heavy a British Conservative is? 35 For each 39 Stray 42 Matt Dillon portrayer James 43 Crew creating protective car parts? 45 Dir. opposite NNE 47 Serious 48 By ___ (alone) 51 Coming into existence 57 Perfumes ceremonially 59 Letters for Old MacDonald 61 Certain boat propeller 62 Lech of labor 65 Dale where beans are grown to make a cathartic oil? 67 Chief Norse deity 68 Poet Neruda 72 Slow, on a music score 73 Jar tops 74 Decorate an infant’s bed with
images of celestial bodies? 77 Most polar 79 Fish enticers 80 Juliet’s beau 81 Pierre of fashion 84 Wise guy 86 Rich fabric with raised designs 88 Crawls (with) 92 Chinese menu “General” 94 Slight imperfection on an entry blank? 96 Utters 101 Worthy to be given a title 104 Jump 105 Legal wrong committed by a gobbler? 107 Novelist Nin 109 Utah’s Hatch 110 Most twisted 113 Willa Cather’s “My ___” 118 Carbon 14 or uranium 235 120 Rush angrily at a longtime South Carolina senator? 123 Like ailments that can be remedied 124 Group of nine things 125 Legume seed holder 126 Time in court 127 Give consent 128 Tennis star Williams DOWN 1 Advil target 2 ___ En-lai 3 Stretched 4 Besides that 5 Goes back 6 Plug in a tub 7 Secretive govt. group
8 Pkg. shipper 9 Input info 10 Camaro ___-Z 11 Layers 12 Team animal 13 Elia writing 14 Ran into 15 Dodging sort 16 Keep 17 Filth 18 Rare ___ (elements #57 to #71) 19 Rains cold pellets 24 After-tax 28 Infuriates 31 “What have ___ to deserve this?” 32 Dwarf planet in the asteroid belt 34 Drink in a sippy cup 35 What sit-ups strengthen 36 ___ up with 37 “___ Little Teapot” 38 Earthquake origination point 40 Corp. execs 41 “___ Dark Stranger” (1946 film) 44 Corps. 46 Horse sound 49 Fine thread 50 Lavish party 52 Health facility 53 Lying in the same straight path 54 “Dallas” miss 55 Requisites 56 Rendezvous 58 Neck area 60 Cyclotron bit 62 Sheep coats
63 Tight as ___ 64 Sign before Scorpio 65 Software programmer 66 Nothingness 69 Parcel units 70 Sis sibling 71 Young sheep 75 Marshall Plan pres. 76 Shower sponge 78 Lemon, lime, or orange 81 “Cheers” barmaid 82 Madison Ave. workers 83 Abode: Abbr. 85 ___-bitsy 87 Corn holder 89 Takeoff stat 90 Livy’s 1,150 91 ___-wolf 93 ___ about (roughly) 95 Exercises utilizing bars 96 Impassive sorts 97 Go after 98 Typos, e.g. 99 Japanese police dogs 100 Obi-Wan ___ (“Star Wars” role) 102 Comes up 103 Volcano in E. Sicily 106 11- or 12-year-old 108 Jacuzzi user’s sigh 111 JVC rival 112 Low card 114 Actor Sharif 115 “Ixnay” 116 Privy to 117 “___ pinch of salt” 119 Al Fatah gp. 121 West of film 122 QBs’ scores
ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your honesty continues to impress everyone who needs reassurance about a project. But be careful you don’t lose patience with those who are still not ready to act. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Pushing others too hard to do things your way could cause resentment and raise more doubts. Instead, take more time to explain why your methods will work. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Be more considerate of those close to you before making a decision that could have a serious effect on their lives. Explain your intentions and ask for their advice. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You might have to defend a workplace decision you plan to make. Colleagues might back you up on this, but it’s the facts that will ultimately win the day for you. Good luck. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) The Big Cat’s co-workers might not be doing enough to help get that project finished. Your roars might stir things up, but gentle purrr-suasion will prove to be more effective. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Someone you care for needs help with a problem. Give it lovingly and without judging the situation. Whatever you feel you should know will be revealed later. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) While you’re to be admired for how you handled recent workplace problems, be careful not to react the same way to a new situation until all the facts are in. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Rely on your keen instincts as well as the facts at hand when dealing with a troubling situation. Be patient. Take things one step at a time as you work through it. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Your curiosity leads you to ask questions. However, the answers might not be what you hoped to hear. Don’t reject them without checking them out. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Be careful not to tackle a problem without sufficient facts. Even sure-footed Goats need to know where they’ll land before leaping off a mountain path. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Appearances can be deceiving. You need to do more investigating before investing your time, let alone your money, in something that might have some hidden flaws. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Your recent stand on an issue could make you the focus of more attention than you would like. But you’ll regain your privacy, as well as more time with loved ones by week’s end. BORN THIS WEEK You’re a good friend and a trusted confidante. You would be a wonderful teacher or a respected member of the clergy. © 2012 King Features Syndicate, Inc.
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JUST FOR FUN KING CROSSWORD ACROSS 1 Send forth 5 “___ company, ...” 9 Scepter 12 Broad 13 Furnace output 14 ___ out a living 15 Find not guilty 17 Savings plan acronym 18 Person, place or thing 19 “Loves me (not)” determinant 21 Had a home-cooked meal 24 Old woman’s home? 25 Coffee vessels 26 Company agent 30 Money of Moldova 31 “The Age of Anxiety” poet 32 Brewery product 33 Insisted on 35 List-ending abbr. 36 Historic times 37 Concerning 38 More angry 40 Macadamize 42 Lawyers’ org. 43 Work together 48 Obtain 49 Camel feature 50 Singer Campbell 51 Sailor’s assent 52 Puppies’ calls 53 Harvard rival
DOWN 1 Lamb’s mama 2 Blend 3 Altar affirmative 4 Serena’s game 5 From one end to t’other 6 Slowly withdraw (from) 7 Cereal tidbit 8 Sondheim or Colbert 9 Say again 10 Veggie in Creole cooking 11 Transaction 16 Lo-o-ong time 20 Dawn goddess 21 “___ Lang Syne” 22 Genealogy chart 23 Count 24 Coaster 26 Lather 27 Citric quaff 28 Verve 29 Hide 31 Lawlessness 34 Exist 35 Vim 37 Thoroughfare (Abbr.) 38 Long story 39 Do as you’re told 40 “___ and Circumstance” 41 iPad downloads 44 French assent 45 Carte lead-in 46 Aviv preceder 47 Compass pt.
1. GEOGRAPHY: Where are the Balearic Islands located? 2. ANATOMY: Where is the ulna located in the human body? 3. ANCIENT WORLD: Who kidnapped Helen of Troy, an event that started the Trojan War? 4. LITERATURE: Who wrote the novel “Light in August”? 5. HISTORY: In what year was the first Zeppelin flight? 6. INVENTIONS: What did Elisha Otis invent? 7. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: Where is original Mayo Clinic located? 8. U.S. STATES: In what state is
CALIFORNIAN FRUITS & NUTS
TRIVIA TEST 2012 KING FEATURES
BY LINDA THISTLE
MAGIC MAZE BY FIFI RODRIGUEZ
Mount Rushmore located? 9. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What is a group of ducks called? 10. RELIGION: What is a more common name for the religious group called United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing? Answers 1. Mediterranean Sea 2. Forearm 3. Paris 4. William Faulkner 5. 1900 6. Elevator safety brake 7. Rochester, Minn. 8. South Dakota 9. A gaggle 10. Shakers
FRUITS & NUTS
Find the listed words in the diagram. They run in all directions — forward, backward, up, down and diagonally.
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TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH
It’s a lousy world BY PAUL G. DONOHUE, M.D. 2012 NORTH AMERICA SYND., INC.
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My entire family has lice. I am starting a support group for families who have had to experience this awful invasion of their scalps. I have reached the breaking point. Give me a plan for treatment and a timetable for their eradication from our home. — Name Withheld Lest Neighbors Find Out ANSWER: One of nature’s smallest creatures, the head louse upsets domestic tranquility with more revulsion than most health-endangering illnesses. Head lice bring no disease with them. They are tiny, only 3 millimeters (1/10 inch) in length. They feed on blood and die within a day or two off the scalp. After feeding, lice have a reddish-brown hue. The mother louse glues louse eggs to hair, and those structures are called nits. They are only 1 millimeter (4/100 inch) long. The eggs hatch in six to 10 days. If nits are more than a quarter of an inch from the scalp, the baby louse has already hatched, and the nit is no longer a problem. In an average life span of three months, the mother louse can lay up to 300 eggs. Lice are not an indication of poor hygiene. Most of the time, they’re introduced into a family by a child who caught them at school. They can infest other family members quickly. Transmission comes from direct contact with an infested individual and, less often, from contact with inanimate objects used by that individual, like hats, combs, brushes and bedding. You’re not alone. Six to 12 million Americans come down with head lice yearly. Almost all people with head lice have intense scalp itching. A number of methods effectively rid you of the problem. The first medicines used are permethrin (Nix) or pyrethrins (Rid), which are cheap and usually effective, although lice are becoming resistant to them in some locations. A second treatment is given seven to 10 days after the first. Ovide (malathion) is used if lice linger after Nix or Rid. And should Ovide not work, the oral medicine Stromectol (ivermectin) is available. A new medicine is Natroba (spinosad) suspension. It is held in reserve as a last resort. This nightmare should be over in two to three weeks. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My husband was told he had prostate cancer in 2010 and had his prostate removed. Now his doctor wants him to have PSA testing. He says he might need radiation because he has prostate cancer. If he has no prostate gland, how can he have prostate cancer? — D.R. ANSWER: The doctor wants to be sure that cancer cells did not spread from to other body sites. Even though the gland was completely removed, not all the potential sites for cancer spread were removed. That’s all but impossible to do. The PSA test will show if prostate cancer is active in those other places. If it is, then further treatment is required. The booklet on the prostate gland discusses the PSA test and prostate cancer in detail. Readers can order a copy by writing: Dr. Donohue — No. 1001W, 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. 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 32853-6475.