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Community Breakfast Shepherd of The Pines Lutheran Church is hosting a community breakfast from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m., Friday, Nov. 8 at 507 W. Wade Lane. Breakfast includes scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, hash browns, coffee and juice. Rim Country residents and visitors are invited to join us for food and fellowship. A free will offering will be accepted. The church hosts a breakfast from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. on the second Friday of every month. For more information, go online to or call (928) 474-5440.


Silent auction benefits Alzheimer’s support group More than 100 pieces of art and lightly used décor items will be offered in a silent auction at Payson Care from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 107 E. Lone Pine Dr., just west of the hospital. The event, sponsored by the Payson Care Center nursing team, will benefit Payson’s local Alzheimer’s support group, the Rim Country Forget-Me-Nots. The group was formed in January 2013 when the unmet needs of caregivers of the victims of dementia/brain disease were identified from the Payson Alzheimer’s Caregiver support group. The support group has more 65 members. Local Payson residents Shirley Grady and Mary Cailey, volunteers for the Desert Southwest Chapter of the National Alzheimer’s Association, facilitate the groups. According to Grady, the Rim Country Forget-Me-Nots are in great need of resources for caregivers to support respite care, wander bands and educational tuition/materials. Respite care alone can cost as much as $150 a day and wander bands cost $100, and are provided for both the caregiver and the loved one with the disease. Being a 24/7 caregiver of a loved one with dementia/brain disease is stressful. Donations will help provide relief and peace of mind to caregivers who work, virtually, around the clock with no rest. So far donations for the auction have been made by local artists Donn Morris, Angela Cockle, Ruth Overton, Glenda Roark, CM Okerwall, James Kemp, Terry and Lynn Wynans, Gary Houston, Shiela Menges, Laura Gabaldon, Sean Kovar and the Crafter’s Cubby. Adding contributions recently were Janice Hoyt, Pat Stacy, Shiranda Deerwoman and Ted Harmon. Also being auctioned are picture and décor items. Many items will be auctioned at a low cash-and-carry price and others at a starting bid price of $5. It will be a great and inexpensive way to redecorate before the holidays and benefit a great cause at the same time. Guests will enjoy sparkling wine and hors d’ oeuvres, smooth jazz music by Gerry Reynolds, Bob Smolenski and Joan Smith and folk music by fiddler Denise Miller, occupational therapist at Payson Care Center.

St. Philip’s Annual Fall Craft & Bake Sale The Mystical Rose Sodality of St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, 511 S. St. Philip St., annual Holiday Craft and Bake Sale is Nov. 8-10. Along with the new Christmas decorations and other crafts, a bargain table of books and gently-used items is there for the thrifty shopper. Chances are being sold for three beautiful prizes to be drawn at noon, Sunday, Nov. 10. Raffle tickets are $1 each or a book of six for $5 and can be bought in the parish hall during the sale. Chamber annual meeting The annual meeting of the Rim Country Chamber of Commerce will take place beginning at 8 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 13 at the Best Western Payson Inn. The agenda will feature talks by board President Harvey Pelovsky, a financial review of the year, a discussion of 2013 accomplishments and the election of officers. All members are urged to attend. Light refreshments will be served. Cookie Walk The Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church’s annual Cookie Walk is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9 at the church at 507 W. Wade Lane, Payson. High Country Holiday Bazaar The Community Presbyterian Church’s High Country Holiday Bazaar is a great place to look for those unique handmade gifts. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9 at Julia Randall Elementary School, 902 W. Main St., Payson. A variety of handmade arts and crafts and baked goods will be available, along with a barbecue lunch. Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be on hand from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the children. Holiday open house at gallery Help kick off the holiday season at Artists of The Rim Gallery, 618 N. Hwy. 87, Payson from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9. Join the gallery’s artists for cookies and cider and see the specially priced gift items. There is a wide variety of works, including paintings, jewelry, art glass, gourds, wood bowls, bronze sculpture and prints. There are also beautiful Christmas cards available from many of the gallery’s member artists. For purchases of more than $20, shoppers will receive a beautiful glass icicle as a thank you gift. For more information, call (928) 472-1159. Falling Leaves Fashioneesta Event The Rim Country Optimist Club will be holding its 3rd Annual Falling Leaves Fashioneesta Event from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Payson Senior Center, 514 W. Main St.

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The holiday craft fair and bake sale season has arrived. The events started the first weekend of November and will continue just about every weekend from now until Christmas, so get out and shop! This fashion show and luncheon sold out last year before the event, so get tickets early. Contact Joan Young, (928) 472-2264; Flo Moeur, (480) 201-2990; or Payson Senior Center, (928) 474-4876 for tickets or information. This is a benefit to help raise funds to provide clothes and more for homeless and displaced students.

Cookin’ for Health The November 9 class at the Payson Public Library will explore creative healthful ideas on using fresh whole cranberries, beginning with cranberry juice; cranberry syrup, which may be used for desserts, pancakes, cocktails, added to salad dressings etc.; easy cranberry relish; and fresh cranberry coffee cake The class is at 1 p.m., register as soon as possible at the library circulation desk as space is limited Jazz concert The Payson Friends of Jazz will feature pianist Frank Smith with Steve Douglas, upright string bass and Gerry Reynolds, drums, in performance at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 10 (this is an hour later than the regular 2 p.m. start time for the concerts). The program is at the Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main St., Payson. Doors opens to the community at 2 p.m. A $5 per head donation is requested and includes refreshments. A response to will help assure that good seats are made available. He plays sax, flute, and piano and taught music for 12 years - mostly at Arizona State University. He is also an instrument rated commercial pilot and a psychotherapist practicing in Neuro Linguistic Programming. Christmas resources featured During November the Library Friends of Payson Bookstore will feature an extensive collection of Christmas fiction, music, cookbooks, craft books and


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more at two for the price of one. As always, the second item must be of equal or lesser value that the first item. This is a wonderful opportunity to get a head start on selecting unique and inexpensive gifts for friends, neighbors, caregivers, co-workers, secret pals, or anyone else on your Christmas list. Bookstore gift certificates are only $3 and make the perfect gifts for those hard to shop for people. They are great stocking stuffers, as well. The bookstore will also be offering all paperback books at the amazing value of 6 for $1 throughout November. All proceeds directly support the library. The LFOP Bookstore is located to the right of the circulation desk just inside the Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane Rd. For more information visit the Library Friends of Payson Web site at www.libraryfriends

Quilt raffle The Mogollon Health Alliance Auxiliary Arts & Crafts members have made another quilt to be raffled. Raffle tickets are available now through December 2 at the PRMC La Boutique Gift Shop, MHA office and from members of MHA Auxiliary Arts & Crafts. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. The drawing will be held December 3 and the winner will be notified by phone. For more information call MHA at (928) 472-2588. Diamond ring raffle Do you enjoy wearing rings? Here’s a chance to win a 1/2 carat diamond, appraised at $3,600. Only 200 tickets will be sold, which make chances much better than winning the lotto. Payson Jewelers donated the diamond for a previous charitable raffle. The winner donated it back again, this time to benefit the Payson Senior Center and Payson Assisting Displaced Students. Raffle tickets are $25 each or three for $50. They are available at the Senior Center, 514 W. Main St., Payson or the Chamber of Commerce, 100 W. Main St., Payson. The drawing will be Dec. 22 and ticket holders need not be present to win.

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TRAVEL WRITERS, EDITORS SELECT BEST CRUISE SHIPS AFLOAT In this article we will give you the travel writer and travel editor choices for this year’s best ships. These “best of” commendations are from writers and editors based around the world. There are so many new ships coming into the market today that it’s almost impossible to sample all the new ones in a short time period. The “best of” award judges are assembled by Cruise Critics’ international team of editors based on the lines and ships they feel best represent excellence in each of the designated categories. I give you their picks with the idea that the awards may help you decide which cruise ship on which you might like to cruise next. Most of the ships that are mentioned are of the large variety. I strongly suggest you consult a travel agent before picking a ship for yourself. They can determine which type of ship is best for you after they get to know you a little. Once again, I also strongly recommend that whatever ship you choose, book a cabin with a private balcony. You’ll enjoy your cruise twice as much. The balcony is worth more than the extra money. It provides privacy, sitting outside on your comfortable deck chair reading a favorite book with the sea air around your body and hearing the waves break on the side of a ship moving forward at 20 knots. The balcony can’t be beat! So here are the winners of this year’s Cruise Critic travel editors’ and writers’ awards: • BEST NEW SHIP Norwegian’s Breakaway, which came on the market earlier this year. It has a variety of new features such as a waterfront deck high up on one side of the ship with indoor and outdoor seating where KEN BROOKS various seafood is served. The ship is based in New York City and is themed as such with many features for entertainment and four waterslides. • BEST SHIP REFURBISHMENT The Carnival Destiny has been transformed into a practically new vessel with a $155 million re-build. It came out of dry dock with a new name, Carnival Sunshine and now offers a three deck high area for adults, enhanced kids clubs, spa cabins and dining options. • BEST LUXURY SHIPS The Regent Seven Seas cruise line fleet. These ships offer casual luxury with wonderful cuisine and many inclusive features. You can now purchase a Regent Seven Seas cruise that can include airfare, transfers to and from the ship, all beverages onboard and crew tipping. If there is an overnight hotel involved, that is included in the fare. • BEST SHIPS FOR FAMILIES As expected, Disney ships were voted best. These cruises are all about families with top-notch activities for everyone. We took the grandkids on a Disney cruise last year and were surprised at how occupied the young ones were kept from morning to night. It’s not only great for the kids, its better in some ways for the adults. • BEST ITINERARIES This would be a very hard one to pick as best since so many cruise lines send their ships on almost the same itineraries depending on the cruise area operated in. The travel writers and editors have picked Princess Cruises to be best this year. Princess provides cruises from around the world to one week in duration.

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The “best of” awards are from Cruise Critics’ international team of editors and are based on the lines and ships they feel best represent excellence in each of the designated categories.

• BEST FOR ADVENTURE Not surprising Lindblad Expeditions was chosen this year. The company has several expedition vessels that operate in Antarctica, Galapagos, the Arctic and Amazon Region. Their vessels are the best that can be provided in rather unusual areas.

• BEST SHORE EXCURSIONS Disney Cruises won. Again, this is a hard one to pick as best. Disney excursions emphasize experiences you might not find elsewhere, such as family visits in selected locations along with rum tasting and cigar rolling in Nassau for the grownups.

• BEST VALUE FOR THE MONEY Azamara Cruises won this title for the year. This is a rather high-end operation with just two ships that is a division of Royal Caribbean International. The line has good management and it has now paid off with very satisfied clients. The ships hold less than 900 passengers each. Obtain one of their brochures for an idea of what the ships are like.

• BEST FOR HONEYMOONS This year’s pick was Windstar Cruises. Their ships have sails along with conventional motors to move the vessels. You can sit in a deck chair and watch the wind move the sails. The ships are also very relaxed.

• BEST DINING This has to be a hard one to pick out of dozens of higher end lines, but this year’s award goes to Oceania Cruises. Their dining variety and exceptional quality, with French Jacques Pippin as the master chef, has brought this recognition. • BEST ENTERTAINMENT Royal Caribbean was picked this year. On board their ships almost every inch is used for entertainment of some sort plus the on-deck games and activity. • BEST SUITES Oceania Cruise line’s suites are smartly designed and offer incredible luxury. The suites have the best views onboard and are exceptionally spacious. They offer the usual amenities expected in a suite accommodation, but also have large walk-in closets and space for entertaining and in-room fitness equipment and huge teak balconies with jetted hot tubs for private soaking. • BEST INSIDE CABINS Norwegian’s studio cabins on their Breakaway won this accolade. The décor is great and the layout is well designed and passengers in these cabins have exclusive access to the exclusive studio lounge area. • BEST STANDARD CABINS Celebrity Cruises offer larger standard cabins than the industry average. The line provides in-room bathrobes, flat screen TVs and bedding so comfortable the line actually sells it.

• BEST RIVER CRUISE LINE Not surprising this year Viking won. They were one of the early companies to cruise the European Rivers and now have quite a few boats in the water gaining high acclaim from passengers. •OTHER AWARDS Getting to the less important awards: the Best Bar are the Celebrity Cruises’ martini bars and the Best North American Home Port was won by Vancouver, B.C. More new ships will be coming to U.S. ports next year. Two of the very large ships are the MSC Divina and NCL’s Getaway. More than 17 million people will have cruised out of U.S. ports by the end of 2013 and so far advance bookings for 2014 indicate more and more passengers will choose to cruise next year. If you are over 65 and have not cruised yet, consider trying it at least once. Most people who try cruising come back for more and more experiences. The fares right now are so low you almost cannot afford to pass them up. Check with your travel agent or go online and you will see what I mean. This winter I suggest your checking out a Caribbean cruise. The weather should be nice and warm and you can experience a few of the islands on the various itineraries. Airfares continue to go up as cruise fares go down, so shop around for a flight to your port of departure. I suggest you book a non-stop flight rather than one that makes stops before your destination. Don’t bother with change of plane connections either. We always arrive at the ship’s homeport one day early in case the flight is delayed. At least this way you won’t miss your ship. Also, I strongly suggest you purchase trip insurance that includes medical expenses that might be required on the ship or foreign country. Medicare does not cover doctor’s calls away from the U.S. Bon Voyage!





Great cast can’t save this disappointing film We waited to see “The Counselor” Javier Bardem also appeared in “No with excitement in our little eyes. The Country for Old Men” to his lasting anticipation turned out to be the best artistic credit. Here he plays a flampart of the movie. What a shame. boyant drug dealer. Cameron Diaz is Novelist Cormac McCarthy wrote his even more flamboyant girlfriend. the book that “No Country for Old Men” She has hunting leopards and matchcame from and he did the screenplay ing leopard tattoos. That’s style. Other for “The Counselor.” Forgive us for exactors include Michael Fassbender in pecting something astonishing. Well, Andy McKinney the title role, and his wife Penelope actually we did get something aston- Reviewer Cruz. Brad Pitt rounds out the major ishing. We would rather have had a players. watchable movie. We accept this wealth of actors in an McCarthy has brought forth a script with ensemble film. A danger in this kind of film can plenty of curves, twists and leaps of imagination. occur when each of the ensemble actors get equal Sadly, it also contains lengthily soliloquies by time. When that happens, each character beseveral of the actors on the nature of women, the comes equally bereft of the time it takes to deinevitability of death and the crushing conse- velop each individual character. In “The quences of one’s actions. Perhaps this sort of Counselor” McCarthy gives us half formed charthing makes good reading in a novel. In a movie acters that dazzle us but who we find incomplete we want action. We expect the moral lessons, and unsatisfying. which elevate a good movie into an excellent We do find the depth of the actor bench to be movie to be made plain by the actions of the pro- dazzling. Besides the major roles we have Rosie tagonists. We call films movies for a reason, the Perez, Natalie Dormer, Latin actor/singer Ruben very term talkies has an antique resonance to Blades and John Leguizamo filling in roles that our ears. would usually be filled by actor number three The truly excellent cast and the world-class from the casting call. I liked that. director, Ridley Scott, are not to be blamed, at Producers Scott and McCarthy held down the least not after their initial mistake of signing on budget to a tiny $25 million. The R rated (varied to the project. Scott’s taut directing and grand exotic erotica, murder simultaneously harsh and staging are up to his usual high standards. casual), two saw blade film brought in a meager We have a wonderful cast, even when they $8 million opening weekend. The winner of the must recite a mouth full of something that should weekend was “Bad Grandpa,” a series of gross have been shown with a camera shot or a pithy set ups with an old dude and a little kid. Maybe bullet point. the people got it right.

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SIMPLE CHILI 1 pound ground beef 1 can chili beans, undrained 1 can tomato sauce 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic salt 1-1/2 teaspoons onion salt 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon onion powder 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon cumin 3 to 4 tablespoons chili powder 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper Brown the ground beef, seasoning with garlic and onion salts and powders, black pepper and cumin. Once the ground beef is browned, add the chili powder and mix well. Next add the chili beans and tomato sauce and mix well. Bring to barest boil, then turn heat down to a simmer and cover to let ingredients heat through and mingle flavors. At the very last, add the cayenne and stir to mix.

If I have a cornbread mix on hand, I bake a batch of cornbread to go with this, otherwise crackers or plain toast work well too. My spaghetti sauce is even simpler than my chili. I just brown and season a pound of ground beef with the same stuff I use in the chili, except instead of chili powder I use a pre-blended Italian seasoning or oregano. When the ground beef is cooked, I dump in a bottle of manufactured spaghetti sauce with mushrooms, an extra can of tomato sauce and, CONTINUED ON PAGE 12

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witnesses among the local pioneer families. Perhaps they have passed down the stories My imagination always tweaked when from earlier generations. going over the dip in the highway SR260 The nearby Green Valley Ranch used to northeast of Payson. The sign read, run cattle there and their cowboys admitted Preacher Canyon. When the high bridge to the difficult passage this canyon requires. over the canyon was built the traveler could Local folks from the Tonto Village area tell look down into this mysterious, wooded that there was a “preacher” but he was a wash and wonder, “Who was the preacher?” phony. My interest was fired even He posed as a Gospel preacher more because the modern highto cover his true identity as the way improvement made the leader of a band of horse thieves. canyon even more inaccessible. I It seems he had couple of henchalso wondered what preacher men named “Step-and-a-half lent his title to this wild place, or Matthews” and “Boozer Bill was it a family named Preacher? Brown”. Matthews was a cowboy Searching for answers one runs who had broken his leg under a up against a dead end in any of fallen horse and turned rustler. the standard books on Arizona Brown and Matthews ultimately history and place names. STAN BROWN killed each other in a gunfight, Hikers who brave the rugged probably arguing over the gold terrain report coming upon one of those litthat the gang hoarded at their hideout. The tle Garden of Eden spots, so often found isostory insists they stashed their loot in a hollated in the Rim Country. The canyon flows out from the Diamond Rim and it is fed by a low tree nearby. The small meadow by the preacher’s fairly good source of fresh water from Wild Cat Spring. The foundation of a long disin- cabin provided temporary grazing for the tegrated cabin is there under Diamond stolen horses while the gang altered the Point, by a small meadow with good graz- brands. Then they would drive the rustled ing. However the hikers cannot tell us what herd to New Mexico to sell them, stealing more horses on the way back to sell in Arighostly stories haunt the place. For those tales we have to seek out eye zona. Meanwhile the hideout at the head of

Preacher Canyon made an excellent defensive position. One of the local ranchers complained to the cavalry troops that his wife had gone missing and he blamed “the preacher” for stealing her. The troops struggled up the rough canyon trail and cautiously approached the cabin, only to find it deserted. The preacher was heard of no more. Another version that rings more true came from Lewis Bowman. He was a cowboy from Texas who, with his parents, settled on the C. I. Ranch at Christopher Creek. In 1916 he married Susan Belluzzi, from the pioneer family over on the East Verde. The couple settled on “the 13 ranch” in Gordon Canyon, where he ranched until his death in December 1964. However, Susan died in the spring of 1922 from “complications with pregnancy”. Bowman was around to personally know “the preacher”. He was a traveling preacher named Edwards who settled in the area about the time of Bowman’s marriage to Susan. The preacher traveled in a horse and buggy from ranch to ranch performing weddings and funerals. He held preaching services in the schools and homes. Historian Dave Ricker, in his list of local place names, added that the preacher would ride “from ranch to ranch with a shotgun in the crook

of his arm mooching room and board and delivering sermons when invited”. Bowman further stated that life in the Rim Country was too rugged for Preacher Edwards and he did not stay around to “prove up” on his homestead at the head of Preacher Canyon. He simply rode off one day and that was the last anyone heard of him, except for the namesake he left on the maps of the Tonto National Forest. It is possible, of course, the other fragment of folklore is true, about the rancher’s wife who disappeared at that same time. The late Gene Pyle once said, “He not only stole other men’s livestock but he stole another man’s wife.” Maybe all the stories should be combined to get the whole picture. We have a horse rustler who masqueraded as a preacher. In between stealing horses with his partners in New Mexico and Arizona, he paraded among the ranchers as a legitimate minister, performing weddings and funerals, gaining board and room when it was needed. Carrying his shotgun in the crook of his arm gave him unspoken authority. All this time he was wooing a rancher’s wife, and when his gig was about up he took her and they rode away together never to be heard from.

Family stories make the greatest gifts for all ages BY TERESA MCQUERREY RIM REVIEW EDITOR

As the big holidays of Thanksgiving and Christmas approach, take the time to create a gift for the generations. November is Family Stories Month, National Lifewriting Month and National Novel Writing Month. With the first two we are encouraged to collect the stories our families love to share and tell our own tale. The third is just for fun — more about that later. It isn’t necessary to have any great writing skills to collect family stories or tell our own. While I have been fortunate to earn my living since the mid-1970s as a writer, among my first “works” were taking down the stories my grandparents told just because they were fascinating. There was no worry about spelling or grammar; I just wrote what they said. That is what Family Stories Month is all about. Make it an opportunity to interview the elders in your family and get those great stories into writing or on audio or video. Create a script with questions you want to ask and schedule a time with your loved ones to do the interview. My tactic was just to ask my grandparents about their lives and listen carefully. I don’t think I actually took notes as they spoke, but I made an extra effort to remember what they said. I was only 10 or so at the time when I started this endeavor. My Grandpa Odell, my maternal grandfather, enjoyed telling his tales the most I think — it aggravated my grandmother to no end (“Oh, Albert,” she’d complain, “you don’t need to tell that old thing again!” — or something to that effect). He would sometimes just share little bits and other times he would go into greater detail. Among the little bits: • As a very young child growing up in Oklahoma Terri-

tory, he and his sister would ride the same horse/mule (I was all over. can’t remember now) to school. His job, as the oldest, was The city streets became littered with unburied bodies; to get off at all the gates, get up there were not enough gravediggers to bury all the corpses on a stump placed at the post or caskets in which to place them. My grandfather and his for that purpose and unlatch the crewmates were given the task of helping bury as many of gate so his sister could ride the dead as they could. through. He’d go through then and My Grandma Odell had her own storepeat the process to latch the ries or at least family tidbits. gate. • Her father, James Fredrick Ander• When he was older, he son was Danish. He came over to the U.S. rode the rails (like a hobo) out in his late teens, teaching himself English to Colorado where one of his with the Bible. Once he learned the lanuncles had a ranch for work guage, he never spoke Danish again. The and down to Galveston (I only time his family would hear him use his don’t recall why he did native tongue was when he would sing, acthat). companying himself on an accordion (at His stories from his least I think he played the accordion — one time in the Merchant was “tucked” away in my grandparents’ bedMarines during room, which no one but them ever went into — World War I usually — and I think my grandmother said it were more dewas Grandpa Anderson’s). He also served in tailed. the Spanish-American War and worked for a No g He was a railroad company in some capacity. Grandpa fami reat tool l (the) yeoman Anderson died in 1965, so my memories of him the i y’s storie s are ne Metr o Cr e ntere s eativ on a ship called are minimal and pretty dim. I remember him as st to — just ded to m e Gr t a a ask and aking the ke a rec phics phot the Chaska. On one being exceptionally tall for our family, always listen o o t r i m d e an of yo . of its voyages, the captain wearing pinstripe overalls and smoking a pipe. d ha ving ur brought his wife along. Bad luck, he • Another tidbit my grandmother told was of a said. All the crew hated it and worried. The time when she was in high school. She was playing ship caught fire — bad luck with a woman aboard. basketball and one of the opposing team members They did not have to abandon the ship, but it was adrift for pulled her to the floor by grabbing onto one or both of several days before they were rescued. her braids. It made her father so mad, he came out of the He talked about sailing into Rio de Janeiro during World stands to her rescue. My Grandma Odell was born in 1905, War I when it was reeling from the Spanish Flu pandemic, so this was maybe when she was about 15, so in 1920 my which killed an estimated 15,000 people in the city before it CONTINUED ON PAGE 7




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Sonic Escape, with Julliard graduates Shawn Wyckoff, flute; Maria Kaneko Millar, violin; and Nan-Cheng Chen, cello, closes out the first half of the Tonto Community Concert Association’s 2013-14 season — its 35th year of bringing a vast variety of great music and entertainment to the Rim Country.

Half of TCCA season over

The Tonto Community Concert Association’s 2013-14 season will be half over in short order. The last concert of the first half of the TCCA’s 35th year is at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 8 at the Payson High School Auditorium with Sonic Escape. Julliard graduates Shawn Wyckoff, flute; Maria Kaneko Millar, violin; and Nan-Cheng Chen, cello form Sonic Escape. The performance history of the trio has demonstrated that their intense classical training can only be matched by their curiosity, appearing in diverse environments from Carnegie Hall to Beale Street, and improvising with Native American flute masters. Their performance style is highly physical and includes dance, most poignantly reflected in Millar’s own “Tsuru (for Solo Dancing Violinist with Fabric).” Ultimately, the total Sonic Escape experience is what makes lifelong believers out of initiates. Humor and candid conversation draw audiences into the music, while the players’ backgrounds in acting,

singing and dancing turn concerts into unforgettable performance events. Improvisation takes it up a notch, infusing shows with pure, dynamic energy. As music and stories intertwine, audiences are taken on a roller coaster ride of emotions, revelations, and ultimately, the desire to learn more. Interaction and innovation are the hallmarks of Sonic Escape. The program tentatively planned for the evening is Circle the Sea, which invites listeners to an exciting and uplifting journey across Europe, Asia, North and South America, all while incorporating an unprecedented range of sounds and techniques on the flute, violin and cello. It even includes “Bach in Ireland” incorporating the works of J.S. Bach with those of Millar in the forms of a gigue, jig, corrente, slip jig, allegro and reel. Single tickets are $35 as available. Children and students under the age of 18 will be admitted free when accompanied by a ticket holding adult. Season tickets for the eight-concert series are $90. For more information, visit the association

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Jesse Lynch’s Jazz 101 will open the second half of the Tonto Community Concert Association’s 2013-14 season with a performance at the Payson High auditorium at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 26.

Web site at or call (928) 478-4363 or (928) 474-4189. The spring portion of the 2013-2014 TCCA season features: Jesse Lynch’s

Jazz 101, Jan. 26; An Evening with Hal Linden, Feb. 10; Back on Broadway, a musical review, March 18; John Berry, April 13; and Umi Garrett, May 17.


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No matter our age, we all have stories to share and record. Sit down with loved ones as you prepare for the holidays and start gathering family stories now — start with “The Best Thanksgiving/The Best Christmas” each one remembers and go from there.

Note the twinkle in the eye, the chuckle in the voice FROM PAGE 5

grandma was a little jock. • Grandma Odell’s mother, Lucy Christensen, was a first generation American, her parents were also Danish, and she was one of four or five girls in her family. My grandmother never spoke of her mother much, but she shared an especially fond memory of one of her aunts — “Aunt Amanda always said some people would eat to live, but she lived to eat.” My paternal grandmother was the talker on that side of the family. At my Grandpa McQuerrey’s funeral, my uncle joked that he didn’t know his father could talk until after his mother died — Yes, she was that kind of chatterbox. In spite of her gift of gab, Grandma McQuerrey didn’t tell all that many “old” family stories. I suspect it was because she did not have many happy memories or good stories from childhood. Her mother died when she was only 10 and as the second to youngest child in a big family, her father bounced her (and her younger brother) around to the homes of his older children for most of her life after that. She married my grandfather two days after she turned 16 in 1933 and my father was born 10-1/2 months later ... and that is when her good stories began. • One was seeing a little red wagon she wanted to get my father for his first birthday (or that following Christmas), but was cautioned against it by my grandfather because my father couldn’t walk yet. Grandma told the story of working and working to get my father to walk so they could buy him that wagon. • Another of her “stories” was about how my parents were not able to calm me when I was an infant, and she would take me, sit in an old rocker and put me on her shoulder, patting my back until I fell asleep and my father would always complain that there was no way her bony shoulders were more comfortable than his big, broad ones. She would just laugh and say he and my mother were just too nervous with their first baby to make me comfortable. My Grandpa McQuerrey had a few stories he eventually was able to tell. • He made up his mind he was going to marry my grandmother when he first saw her, standing alongside a road near Claremore, Okla. wearing rolled up jeans and

smoking a cigarette — it was the summer before they married, so she was just 15 at the time and he was 22 .... Odd, no one ever accused him of robbing the cradle. My grandparents celebrated their 50th anniversary 10 months before my grandmother died of cancer. • He was just a year or so into college when one summer the local school board came and said if he would take over the one room school house serving his family and their neighbors they would help pay for his college. So, at 18 or 19, he became a teacher and then went to school in the summers to get a degree. It took him awhile that way. He married my grandmother before he finished and they spent summers in Edmund, Okla. His family had raised a bunch of lima beans and tomatoes and packed them up to send with them to college. He delivered milk and was paid with product, so he and my grandmother — and their second summer together my father too — pretty much lived on lima beans with ketchup and milk, eggs, cream and butter, plus whatever else they could bring back from the farm when they visited. This was at the height of the Great Depression in Oklahoma, so they counted themselves lucky. • Another of his stories involves siphoning off materials from the oil wells around where he and his nephews and cousins lived. My grandfather had wanted to be a doctor, so learned about chemistry. With the help of some of his more rowdy relatives he built a still — not to make alcohol, but to make gasoline. There wasn’t a problem with Revenuers — the problem was the still blowing up. It was such a big explosion his family and all the neighbors in the area heard it ... He never got around to telling me what the immediate consequences were. However, it taught him an important lesson — he spent the biggest part of his working life as a quality control chemist for the oil refinery in our hometown, one that produced among other things, jet fuel. My grandmother was just 66 when she died. My father died when he was just 63. There was not much of an opportunity to have him tell stories and my mother, who is still living, doesn’t share much about her childhood. My uncle, my father’s younger brother, had a couple of

stories about my father he has shared: • When he was still in high school my father joined either relatives or friends working with a migrant threshing crew, traveling up into the northern Midwest with the wheat harvest. My uncle said the guys on the crew called my father “Slick” because wherever they would bed down for the night, he would find a place to clean up before turning in or going out. • Another story involves some less than safe behavior. My father, uncle and one of their cousins were going to a football game or the state fair (I can’t remember what for sure) and my father was driving and speeding — seriously speeding — when they passed a highway patrolman. To “avoid” a ticket, my father, still driving at high speed, made a quick u-turn, nearly throwing his cousin out of the car. He then drove back toward the patrol car at the speed limit. I think that particular cousin never again rode in a car my father was driving ... I can’t imagine how that move made it possible to avoid a ticket. These are the kind of family stories we need to record, one way or another, while we can. Get your older relatives to tell you about their lives and the stories they remember their uncles, aunts and grandparents telling. Watch the twinkle in their eyes and hear the chuckle in their voices as memories are fondly remembered and shared with love. LIFEWRITING & NOVEL WRITING

National Lifewriting Month An opportunity to celebrate our families and ourselves by committing our life stories to writing. Preserving our autobiographies in writing allows us to know ourselves better and to share our stories with future generations. It is sponsored by Soleil Lifestory Network, (207) 3535454, e-mail National Novel Writing Month This is the world’s largest writing challenge and nonprofit literary crusade. Participants pledge to write 50,000 words in a month, starting from scratch and reaching “The End” by Nov. 30. There are no judges, no prizes and entries are deleted from the server before anyone can read them. Sponsored by Office of Letters and Light; learn more at or e-mail





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CAP A PIE ACROSS 1 Insurance company with a duck mascot 6 Prepared by keying in 13 Long, narrow crack 20 Midsection 21 Flip side 22 Finger-pointer 23 Atomic bomb formation 25 Sports squad honoring Old Glory 26 “Home on the Range” creature 27 Uttered by mouth 29 On one’s toes 30 ___ in “nobody” 31 2008 Seth Rogen comedy film 36 Not fem. 38 Wimpy sort 39 Has a balance due 40 Tire snagger 41 St. Francis’ home 44 Rap music’s ___ Romeo 45 Suffix with Senegal 46 Lay eyes on 47 Like a cause/effect dilemma 51 Syrup bases 54 Listens 55 “Yikes!,” to a texter 56 Journal on YouTube, maybe 58 Uno, dos, tres, ___ ... 62 ___ May (“The Beverly Hillbillies” daughter) 63 Roman 506 64 Some thick hair ringlets 66 Brazil’s ___ Paulo 67 Potpie bits 68 Poem of laud

69 Lawn vermin 70 Dogma 71 Having a yellowish-brown complexion 74 Zeno’s H 75 “Thanks ___ God” 76 “___ of the North” (1922 film) 77 Woodsy den 78 Suited 79 Haven 80 The “I” of MIT: Abbr. 82 He played Sherlock Holmes 85 Apple tablet computer 88 Some plugs 90 “Hold On Tight” rock gp. 91 Ill-___ (doomed) 92 Combat 93 Relieve 95 Exxon, formerly 97 Taskmaster 98 It won a 2008 Peabody Award 102 So ___ (yet) 105 Coil creator Nikola 106 Toon bear 107 A bowler may not step over it 110 Flapjack 112 Theme of this puzzle 115 Tums, e.g. 116 Cyclops-like 117 Bottled spirit 118 Occurring on 12/31 119 Gets flushed 120 Item of value DOWN 1 “Darn it” 2 Flora’s counterpart 3 Inventories

4 Tennis star Arthur 5 Lower-left PC key 6 ___ of Cancer 7 Aden’s land 8 Plastic pipe material, for short 9 Slithering fish 10 Wilts 11 Confiscates 12 Piano lever 13 Adipose 14 Mountain climber’s tool 15 Hair bases 16 Ancient region in present-day Iraq 17 Illicit lenders 18 Naps, e.g. 19 History topic 24 “___-daisy!” 28 13 pontiffs 32 Old TV’s J.R. 33 Start of a 12/31 song title 34 Females with fleeces 35 Porky’s place 36 Dolenz of the Monkees 37 Seeks info 41 1949-53 secretary of state Dean 42 Clinton cabinet member Donna 43 Steak type 44 Antifungal brand 45 Vain folks’ problems 46 Favored son of Isaac 48 Actress Kim 49 Dodgers 50 Cemented 52 Amtrak train 53 Dark purple 57 Former mag for fans of PlayStation, Wii, etc.

59 Checks for fit 60 “Fear Street” series author 61 Seeped in 63 Rolltops, e.g. 64 Justice Sotomayor 65 “___ run!” 67 Working stiff 72 Totally empty 73 Captures 75 “___ in Arms” 78 Authorize 79 Reciprocals of siemens 81 Stun with a zapping gun 83 Superlative of “-y” 84 Occupied 85 “Sands of ___ Jima” 86 Company that names a color of the year 87 Brief operatic solo 89 Like many wet lawns 93 Intertangle 94 A Skywalker 95 Revved thing 96 Confiscated 97 Sulks 99 Writer Wilde 100 Lethargy 101 Many times 102 Helsinki inhabitants 103 Dickinson or Harmon 104 Make ready to use again 108 Org. for women with irons 109 Is supine 110 Cow chow 111 Fielder Roush 113 British letter 114 Passing call

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Although your energy level is high, be careful not to commit to too many projects at this time. You’ll do better focusing on just a few tasks rather than spreading yourself too thin. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your heart might be leading you in one direction, but pay attention to your keen Bovine intellect. I’m cautioning you to think things through before making any commitments. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your “serious” Twin has been dominant in your life for quite a while. It’s time now to let that “wilder” half take you out for some good times — perhaps with someone very special. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Career aspects are high for Moon Children who make a good impression. Show people not only what you can already do, but also how you can be more valuable to them in the future. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Things start to brighten for the Lion’s immediate financial future. But be careful to resist the urge to splurge. You need to tuck something away to help you through another tight period. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Having to do too many tasks in too short a time could lower your mood to just above the grumbling level. But if you handle things one at a time, you’ll get through it all soon enough. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Your usually carefully made holiday plans could be subject to change later this month. Use this week to prepare for that possibility by starting a Plan B just in case you need it. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Be careful about joining a colleague’s plan to solve a workplace problem. Investigate it thoroughly. Otherwise, you could find yourself in a predicament with other associates. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Slow down that high-paced whirl you’ve been on. Spending quiet time alone or with people you care for can be both physically and spiritually restorative. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Make suggestions, not demands. You’ll be more successful in getting people to follow your lead if you exercise quiet patience instead of strong persuasion to get your ideas across. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) You still need more facts before you can make an informed career choice. One note of caution: Be careful about whom you ask for that information; otherwise, you could be misled. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Changing situations through the end of the week could lead to some challenging opportunities for those perspicacious Pisceans who know how to make them work to their advantage. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a way of being both daring and cautious, traits that could make you a research scientist or maybe even a rocket-ship designer. © 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.



JUST FOR FUN KING CROSSWORD ACROSS 1 Columns’ crossers 5 Head of st. 8 Despot 12 Turkish peninsula region 14 Crosby’s pal 15 Predict 16 Parks at a bus stop? 17 Bowling target 18 Danish money 20 Covers a present 23 Actress Cannon 24 Roll call reply 25 Skill for an identity thief 28 Longing 29 “Sesame Street” Muppet 30 Lummox 32 “Wheel of ___” 34 Staff 35 Operatic solo 36 Rouse 37 Hedge shrub 40 Listener 41 Jeans-maker Strauss 42 Strong 47 Alda or Thicke 48 Become a band of workers 49 Zilch 50 CSA leader 51 Branch of advanced math

DOWN 1 U.K. fliers 2 John’s Yoko 3 Simple card game 4 Treeless plain 5 Singer Campbell 6 Lubricate 7 Valhalla maiden 8 Royal seat 9 Any time now 10 Church area 11 Back 13 Elevator name 19 Anger 20 “How come?” 21 Coral construction 22 River through Florence 23 Summer or Shalala 25 Productive 26 Chess castle 27 Harvard rival 29 To be (Fr.) 31 Swamp 33 Gorge 34 Mom or dad 36 Texas city 37 Blueprint 38 Move, to a Realtor 39 ___ the Terrible 40 Great Lake 43 Individual 44 Evergreen type 45 Submachine gun 46 Segment of a trip




TRIVIA TEST 1. GEOGRAPHY: How many countries does Hungary border? 2. HISTORY: In what year did the United States establish diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China? 3. LITERATURE: Who wrote the coming-of-age novel “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn”? 4. BIOLOGY: How long does it take a red blood cell to circulate around the human body? 5. DISCOVERIES: Who was the first to explain correctly how the circulatory system works? 6. GENERAL TRIVIA: What are the names of Santa’s reindeer? 7. MUSIC: What was the theme song of “An Officer and a Gentleman”? 8. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What is the silkworm’s sole source of

Answers 1. Seven (Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro, Croatia, Slovenia and Austria) 2. 1979 3. Betty Smith 4. 20 to 60 seconds 5. William Harvey 6. Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen. 7. “Up Where We Belong” 8. Mulberry leaves 9. On the back of the upper arms 10. Ronald Reagan, 69


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

FILE _____


FILE _____

food? 9. ANATOMY: Where are the triceps muscles located? 10. U.S. PRESIDENTS: Who was the oldest president elected to office?





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You only need a few ingredients to make Simple Chili.

Cooking from inspiration FROM PAGE 4

if I have them, a couple of cans of mushrooms. I put the pasta on while the ground beef is browning, so things come together at about the same time. The “fill the freezer” project will put all of that in storage containers, which will go into the freezer to have later. So, with the two batches of chili and two batches of spaghetti sauce I have 12 to 16 meals. The four remaining pounds of ground beef will be browned with the same basic seasonings, but without chili powder, cayenne pepper or Italian seasonings. Once browned, I let the beef cool then measure it into one pound portions to use in the helper meals. The helper boxed dinners make about four servings. So I have four to make, giving me 16 more meals. If I have calculated correctly, I will have between 28 and 32 meals from a little more than nine pounds of hamburger. Bless my mother the home ECONOMICS teacher. Now, the other inspiration from Drummond’s series was a brownie recipe. It was Mocha Brownies, which is a basic brownie topped with a mocha icing which is about twice the “depth” of the brownie. As I looked for the Mocha Brownie recipe on the Food Network Web site I came across another brownie recipe that I had to look at — Knock You Naked Brownies. These things sounded like a bite of heaven, so I had to try to make them. The “brownie” part is a German chocolate cake mix combined with a stick of butter and evaporated milk and pecans. A homemade caramel sauce and chocolate chips go on top of this, followed by another layer of the “brownie” and that is supposed to be topped with powdered sugar.

KNOCK YOU NAKED BROWNIES 1 stick butter, melted 1/3, plus 1/2 cup evaporated milk One, 18.5-ounce box German chocolate cake mix 1 cup finely chopped pecans 60 caramels, unwrapped 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9-by-9-inch baking pan. Pour 1/3 cup evaporated milk into a bowl with the cake mix. Add the melted butter and the chopped pecans. Mix the ingredients together. Divide the dough in half. Press half of it into the bottom of the prepared pan to make the first brownie layer. Bake until slightly set, 8 to 10 minutes. Then remove from the oven and set aside. While the brownie layer is baking, combine the caramels and the remaining 1/2 cup evaporated milk and melt. I used the microwave on high for one minute, stirred, then in 30-second increments until melted. A double boiler can also be used. Pour the caramel mixture over the first baked layer, spreading so it’s evenly distributed. Sprinkle the chocolate chips all over the top. On a sheet of waxed paper, press the remaining dough into a square shape slightly smaller than the baking pan. Carefully set it on top of the chocolate chips. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and let the brownies cool to room temperature. Cover the pan and refrigerate for several hours to allow them to set. Cut into bite size pieces as they are very rich.

Rim Review Nov. 6, 2013  

Payson Roundup's Rim Review November 6, 2013

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