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Critic says ‘The Master’ didn’t master art of good filmmaking ANTHONY HOPKINS SET TO PLAY ALFRED HITCHOCK — P4




Music Soul Sisters Judy Roberts and Renee Patrick to perform special postThanksgiving jazz concert in Payson. PAGE 3

Travel Ken Brooks looks at some of the best golf destinations in his Travel Talk column. PAGE 5


Storytellers gather in Pine for annual Tellabration event. PAGE 8

Food Happy holiday entertaining ideas from the experts at Wilton. PAGE 6

History Stan Brown shares ‘The Secrets of Butterfly Springs’ in chapter 7 of his Rim Country Places series. PAGE 7

Health Dr. Donohue says trigger finger is not a cowboy disorder. PAGE 16

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Welcome to The Rim Review. The cover story is about the wonderful artists who will be presenting the annual Tellabration in Pine the evening of Saturday, Nov. 17. The event includes a chance to Meet and Greet the artists at a dinner, but seating is limited and reservations are required. The show is at 7 p.m. and admission is


$5, with proceeds benefitting the Pine/Strawberry School. Elsewhere in this edition of The Rim Review, historian Stan Brown continues his series on Rim Country Places with a visit to Butterfly Springs, a place of antiquity hidden away within the boundaries of the Town of Payson. Ken Brooks takes us to some of the best golf courses in Arizona and beyond in his

Travel Talk column. The food feature offers recipes for some special holiday entertaining. Andy McKinney reviews the film “The Master.” On this page and Page 3 you will find a variety of upcoming events to make your holiday special and ideas to get out and enjoy the Rim Country’s great outdoors before winter sets in.


The Pine Strawberry Arts & Crafts Guild will be open every weekend in November for the annual Holiday Boutique. Come and get in the holiday spirit in the Pine Community Center craft room, 3886 N. Highway 87 in Pine. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 17 and 23, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 24. BAKE & HOLIDAY CRAFT SALE

The First Assembly of God Church Women’s Ministries presents its annual Bake & Holiday Craft Sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 16 and Saturday, Nov. 17. The sale is on the second floor of the church, which is located at 1100 W. Lake Drive, by Green Valley Park. It will feature baked items, caramel corn, crafts, quilts and baby items. Proceeds benefit the group’s mission work and other charities. PINE COUNTRY SANTA PAWS

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Pine Country Animal Clinic will have its Second Annual Santa Paws benefit from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 17 and from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1. The Dec. 1 edition of the event will be held during the clinic’s Meet and Greet during the Town of Payson’s Electric Light Parade. “Santa Paws” is an opportunity to have a picture taken of your dog with Santa for a small donation. All net proceeds will be directly donated to the Humane Society of Central Arizona. Pine Country Animal Clinic is at 401 W. Main St., Payson.

There is still time to get out and about in the Rim Country and take in the great vistas and spectacular scenery as it sheds its fall colors and slips into the embrace of winter. Many Forest Roads will be closing soon, so get out there now.

Good times await in the great outdoors PREREGISTER FOR TURKEY TROT

It’s autumn and that means it’s time for the annual Turkey Trot 5K at Green Valley Park on Saturday, Nov. 17. Register at the Payson Parks office in Green Valley Park or go online to www. The pre-registration deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 14.

All pre-registrants will receive a cozy sweatshirt. Day-of registrants are not guaranteed a sweatshirt. Day-of registration will start at 8 a.m. and the race will begin at approximately 9 a.m. The race will start and end at Green Valley Park. The fee for those 10 and older is $40; or students through the 12th grade with ID


COVER Don Doyle and friends have brought together a group of great storytellers to entertain at this year’s Tellabration.

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can register for $25, but the fee does not include sweatshirt. Winners of this year’s competition will receive a turkey sponsored by Safeway, Inc. group. PATS HIKES

• 9 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 17 – Peach Loop Trail, rough hike of moderate to difficult range; three miles; meet at Peach Or-

chard Trailhead • 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 28 – Moonlight Hike of Shoofly Ruins. Meet at the Shoofly Ruins Trailhead • 9 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 15 – Houston Loop, starts at Houston Mesa Trailhead, a mile east of N. Hwy. 87 off Houston Mesa Road, two miles, moderate level of difficulty – A great family hike.

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RIM PLANNER JAZZ CONCERT The Payson Friends of Jazz, Jazz in AZ and the Rim Country’s own jazz concert coordinator Gerry Reynolds will bring Soul Sisters Judy Roberts and Renee Patrick to Payson for a special post-Thanksgiving concert. Pianist and jazz vocalist Roberts and jazz and soul vocalist Patrick will present a special performance from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 25 at the Payson Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main St.Donations received at the door will support church musical programs. There will be light refreshments. Contact for details.


AROUND THE RIM COUNTRY November Chamber Mixer The November Chamber Mixer will be held at THAT Brewery in Pine from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 15. THAT Brewery is at the Rimside Grill location, the first building on the left a half-mile south of Pine on Hwy. 87, 14-1/2 miles from Payson. This completely redone Micro Brewery is a great new addition to Rim Country. It provides different varieties of its own beer, as well as craft beers from other western breweries. The upgraded menu includes “pub grub” as well as the Rimside Grill’s well-known meats and vegetable entrees. There will be beer sampling, snacks, door prizes, networking and fun. Cost is $3 per member and $5 per community. Bring cards and brochures to share. Please call the Chamber at (928) 474-4515 to reserve a place for this great semi-holiday event. Pamper yourself for a cause To help raise money for the Time Out Shelter, Kutz Etcetera, 201 W. Main St. Suite K, will give $10 haircuts, manicures or pedicures from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17. Call the salon at (928) 474-4918 for details. Turkey Shoot The Tonto Rim Sports Club is having a Turkey Shoot at the Jim Jones Range from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17. The event is your chance to win a turkey for the holiday. Safeway is donating 4 turkeys for the event and the cost to participate is $2 per shot. Four shooting options: archery at 25 yards; handgun at 15 yards; rifle at 100 yards; and shotgun (shooting slugs) at 50 yards. All best shot in group; all shooting offhand; any sights permissible. For more information contact Ed at (928) 468-9075. Library Friends of Payson speaker The Library Friends of Payson will present Wayne Ranney, a member of the Arizona Humanities Council Speaker board, Nov. 19. Ranney, a geologist, author and educator who specializes in interpreting the landscape history of the Colorado Plateau, will speak about the everychanging landscape of the Grand Canyon. The Library Friends of Payson meeting, which is held in the library meeting room, will start with a short business meeting at 10 a.m. and the program will begin at 10:30 a.m. The public is invited to both the business meeting and the free program. Light refreshments will be served.

For further information, please call the library at (928) 474-9260.

Gem & Mineral Show The Payson Rimstones Rock Club will be having their 15th Annual Gem & Mineral Show Nov. 17-18 at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino bingo hall. Gems, minerals, fossils and lapidary equipment will be available to purchase, as well as an education center for the children (and adults) with a spinning wheel and a silent auction too! All proceeds support scholarships, books and educational materials for the local schools and libraries. Admission is $3 for adults, children under 12 are free. Discount tickets are available at the Chamber of Commerce, Payson Library, the Parks & Rec office and the USFS Office on East Highway 260. For more information, call Margaret Jones at (928) 476-3513 or (928) 970-0857. Mazatzal Arts & Crafts Fair The Mazatzal Arts & Crafts Fair is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 24 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 25. Admission is free and the fair is a chance to do all your holiday shopping. The fair features great artists making jewelry of all kinds, using silver, gem stones, and crystals; purses and totes; gourd art; pens; paintings; photography; aprons, quilts and placemats; cards; woodworking; candlesticks; clothing, scarves; and lots more. The event will be in the Bingo Room at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino. Soul Sisters singing in Rim Country The Payson Friends of Jazz, Jazz in AZ and the Rim Country’s own jazz concert coordinator Gerry Reynolds will bring Soul Sisters Judy Roberts and Renee Patrick to Payson for a special post-Thanksgiving concert. Pianist and jazz vocalist Roberts and jazz and soul vocalist Patrick will present a special performance from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 25 at the Payson Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main St. A rising star, jazz and soul vocalist Patrick teams up with multiple Grammy nominee pianist and jazz vocalist Roberts, in a special Payson performance designed to entertain those of all ages and musical tastes. Donations received at the door will support church musical programs. There will be light refreshments. Contact for details.

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Film’s ambition unfulfilled This is a very ambitious film, but VJ day by siphoning and consuming one with its ambition unfulfilled. the methyl alcohol fuel from a torpedo. Director-writer-producer Paul He exhibits uncontrolled anger and Thomas Anderson has given us the uncontrolled boozing from start to finpowerful films There Will Be Blood ish. and Boogie Nights. He has a habit of Amy Adams plays the wife of the swinging for the bleachers and often cult leader. She completely buys into makes it. This time he came up with a his program. Others in the cult’s inner swing and a miss. It is too bad too, be- Andy McKinney circle have doubts about the teaching cause the subject (the psychology of Reviewer but not her. She is convinced that her cults and their leaders) might have husband has the right wisdom even if made a film that rewarded the time inothers are not so sure. His own son vestment made by the audience — and the fi- says, “He just makes it up as he goes along, you nancial investment by the producers for that know.” matter. The film is much too long at two hours and 17 The superb acting by the three principal play- minutes and would benefit from a close editing. ers cannot save this film, but the actors cannot The major flaw in this two saw blade effort is be faulted for the flawed writing. Philip Seymour in the stasis of the characters. Hoffman is one of the most versatile actors We meet Joaquin Phoenix as a crazed drunk working today. I have seen him in a half dozen and we leave him in the same sorry state. There assorted roles and he has been grand in each of is no growth in his character to make him interthem. He plays The Master, the leader of a cult esting. — loosely based on Scientology — with carefully The cult leader may be a charlatan. He may measured skill. The Master is brilliant, a man be a brilliant seeker of truths that are hidden with multiple advanced degrees. His chief mas- from the rest of us. He may be a dangerously detery however is in his ability to manipulate those ranged megalomaniac. We have hints of all around him. three possibilities, but there is no resolution. Joaquin Phoenix plays a half crazed alcoholic Without resolution there can be no satisfaction Navy vet who stumbles upon The Master in for the audience. And there are several jarring 1950. Drunk at the time, the stumble is literal as discontinuities that leave the viewers asking, well as figurative. This is a courageous role for “What just happened?” the troubled Phoenix. After his immense sucThis R rated failure cost a modest — by Holcess in Walk the Line Phoenix spiraled down lywood measurements — $30 million to make, into his own version of half crazed drug but has returned a dismal $15 million in eight overindulgence. We first encounter his charac- week in the theaters. We expect much more ter as the war ends and the Navy man celebrates from a film with such a powerful cast.


Anthony Hopkins to play Hitchcock HOLLYWOOD — Alfred Hitchcock was the master of suspense and the macabre, and earned his fame through classic films such as “Rear Window” (1954), “The Man Who Knew Too Much” (1956) and “Vertigo” (1958), all starring James Stewart; “North By Northwest” with Cary Grant (1959), “Psycho” with Anthony Perkins (1960) and “The Birds” with Rod Taylor (1963), to name just a few. In the recent HBO film “The Girl,” Tippi Hedren (played by Sienna Miller) reveals how Hitchcock (played by Toby Jones) attempted to blackmail her for sexual favors. Now, Fox Searchlight has pushed up the release date for its “Hitchcock” biopic, due out Nov. 23. The film, which stars Oscar-winner Anthony Hopkins as Hitchcock, premiered at the American Film Institute Festival, is sure to figure heavily in the Oscar race. Oscar-winner Helen Mirren (“The Queen”) plays his wife, and Scarlett Johansson and newlywed Jessica Biel co-star. It tells the love story between Hitchcock and his wife during the filming of “Psycho.” He’d always had a penchant for beautiful blondes, as demonstrated by the females in his films: Joan Fontaine (“Rebecca”), Ingrid Bergman (“Spellbound”), Grace Kelly (“Rear Window”), Doris Day (“The Man Who Knew Too Much”), Kim Novak (“Vertigo”), Eva Marie Saint (North by Northwest”), Janet Leigh (“Psycho”), and Tippi Hedren (“The Birds” and “Marnie”). Rent any of these films, and you’ll wind up rent-

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LET’S PLAY GOLF! Many consider Arizona to be the golfing cult to find better weather during the wincapital of the West. We have a wonderful ter. Cool and invigorating. winter climate in many sections of the state, Some like the Sycuan Golf resort near with picturesque scenery of deserts, moun- San Diego and close to El Cajon. The Oak tains, colorful rock formations and lakes. Glen Course is a par 72 and 6,682 yards of That’s why so many come to Arizona during pure golfing enjoyment. Sweetwater River the cooler months so they may enjoy the out- runs through it so be prepared to deal with doors and its many pleasures. Golf is cer- some water hazards with this beautifully tainly one of those. landscaped course. Many tour companies offer golf In the same general area is the packages here in Arizona along scenic Maderas course designed with other mild winter weather by Johnny Miller and Robert Muir states such as California, Florida Graves. Here you will find creeks, and the Deep South. lakes and waterfalls, which weave In Arizona there are more than through its many elevation levels. 300 golf courses ready for the It has received several awards in playing. So, isn’t it time to dust off the last few years. It is not far from those clubs and take to the San Marcos. greens? Many head to the Palm Springs Such places as the Phoenician area and the fine courses spread KEN BROOKS are available coupled with the luxthrough the Coachella Valley. Here ury of the resort hotel. The Westin Kierland you will find cool nights and fairly warm Golf Resort and Spa is considered tops and days. Perfect for golf! There are also many you can bring the whole family for a few fine hotels and resorts to enjoy when you’re days of pleasure. not playing. Troon North and the Talking Stick Golf Club welcome guests all during the cooler If you visit Palm Springs, be sure to atmonths and you might check this north Val- tend a performance of the Palm Springs Folley location out. Other sections of the state lies at a theatre downtown. The cast is for good golf other than the Phoenix and comprised of people over the age of 55 and Scottsdale area would include Sedona and they can dance, sing and act in a style not Tucson. usually seen today. There are comedians, Tucson offers outstanding golf courses musicians and it’s just a lot of fun for an and some feel Tucson is one of the favorite evening. I highly recommend it. golf spots in Arizona. You can experience Las Vegas is another golfing area that links laid out by Robert Trent Jones Jr., has caught on. You can relax, gamble, sun, Tom Fazio, Tom Weiskoph and Jack Nick- swim and play golf in one location. There laus. The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, and are also many fine live shows to be viewed in Loews Ventana Canyon, Westin La Paloma your spare time. Be aware the major shows and others in the area are all award-winning are not inexpensive any longer, but many destinations. feel they are worth the money. California offers wonderful golf locations; There are golf packages available in nuwith probably the most famous being Pebble merous locations in Florida such as Fort Beach. Here you will find four-diamond ac- Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Marco Island, commodations and an up-scale way of life if Miami, Naples, Orlando and others. You that is what you are looking for. You can may wish to contact tour operators that spestay at The Inn at Spanish Bay or the Lodge cialize in golf packages. at Pebble Beach or enjoy the Casa Palmero If you don’t mind a few hours flying, think or the Spa in the same area. about Hawaii. It has been famous for many In Southern California you have your years as a leading golf mecca. You have the choice of many great courses. La Costa is tropical islands to play the game plus you one of the more famous near Oceanside. The can sun, swim, relax and enjoy it all. It’s North Course was designed by Dick Wilson hard to beat Hawaii for a get-away! Airfares and Joseph L. Lee and is a favorite of many. are higher these days, but some of the hoIn and around San Diego there are many tels have great deals to make up for it. Try courses from which to choose and it’s diffi- the Big Island, Maui and Oahu for good

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RIM COUNTRY PLACES Chapter 7 – The Secrets of Butterfly Springs

basic foods) for blankets and pots. The Elders also made it clear that Tucked obscurely away inside in those days Apaches from the the Payson town limits is an an- Oak Creek or Chediski band, the Cibicue band, and the cient Native American Tontos intermingled campground. It is on the freely. slope of the Burch Mesa, The drainage for this just south of the airport, area runs down the and the Apache name for mesa to eventually join the place is “A Spring of the East Verde River. Water in the Oak Grove.” The pre-reservation The Anglo name for it is camp was on the west Butterfly Springs. I had side of the drainage, and explored the area on my the post reservation own several times over STAN BROWN camp was on the east the years, but in May of side. Our careful search 1998 I was invited to join a most interesting group for a pro- that day revealed numerous signs fessional search of the campsite. of Apache occupation in the past, Certain real estate interests were and I learned much from those seeking to make a land swap with Elders about how to identify such the Forest Service for develop- places. Among the more evident was ment of the area, but of course if it was proven to be a historic Native the scattering of pottery shards. American campsite that deal These are not light brown and would be put off, and the site could smooth like the prehistoric pottery we often find in the Rim Country, be preserved. It was a lovely spring morning but blackened on the inside with when I joined the others. They in- striations on both sides. This more cluded Ginny Newton, a consultant recent pottery is gray, and somewith SWCA Environmental Con- times a piece carries the fingernail sultants, Scott Woods, chief arche- marks of the potter. Less freologist for the Tonto National quent, but here and there were Forest, Esther Morgan, archeolo- small, quartz arrowheads, delicate gist from the Payson District of the and artfully formed. The rangers Tonto Forest, and several Tonto were quick to replace them where Apache Elders. These included they had lain all those years, and two interpreters Anna Goseyan, even cover them with a leaf or a archivist at the Fort Apache Mu- rock. Several locations revealed seum, and Vince Randall from a thick scattering of quartz pieces Camp Verde. In addition there and chips where the people had were four “old timers,” two each gathered to make arrowheads. The Elders explained to us that from White River and San Carols. It was a day to get any historian the Apaches often retrieved and used arrowheads from prehistoric excited. Our pilgrimage over the sites. The prehistoric people were forested area proved beyond considered holy, sent by God to doubt that this had been an show humans the good way to live. Apache campsite from the dim An Apache medicine man would past down to the early 20th cen- chew the ancient arrow point, pultury when the Tonto people re- verizing it, and then spit it onto the turned from San Carlos and took person needing healing. “They got up residence in the Payson area. well,” the old man said, and then In the days preceding the reserva- added, “Maybe they would have tion era there had been an Indian gotten well anyway.” Native rocks that are obviously trail from Cibicue, to Young, to Houston Creek, on to this Butterfly out of place appeared in several Springs, and then to Fossil Creek, formations. Green and black rocks Camp Verde, and north up over did not match the local bedrock the Rim. This trail and several and were apparently imported. from other directions made Some rocks were standing on edge Payson a central trading location and half buried, not natural, but for various tribes. This camp- placed by human hands. Other ground became a rendezvous rocks overlapping domino fashion, place for people coming and going. we were told, had originally been The Elders explained how the higher for windbreaks to sleep beHopis would come to the edge of hind, usually in conjunction with a the Rim but not down over it. The bush or tree. Also a small circle of Apaches would climb to the top to rocks may have been the foundatrade bundles of mescal (the agave tion for a sweat lodge. The Elders plant that was one of the native’s estimated it was to hold about

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This is a roasting pit at Butterfly Springs; note the stump of an old cedar tree, indicating the Apaches whittled away at it for wood to burn in the roasting pit

three people. Of course the long, smooth, flat stones called metates were occasionally found, half buried in the ground. These were used to grind and smooth beads, as well as to grind corn and seeds. One of the less obvious signs of encampment is the roasting pit, used to bake the precious mescal. The Elders pointed out that one of the first signs that such a pit is near could be found in surrounding juniper and oak trees. Several very old stumps, up to seven feet in height, had been stripped of their branches for wood over the years to fire up the roasting pit. Upon closer observation we could plainly see the slight mound identifying the pit itself. A cluster of rock debris, cracked and blackened, covered the mound. A small rodent hole dug into the mound revealed diggings of pure ash from not far under the surface. Down in the wash a small stream trickled from the spring. Water collected in several natural tanks where the people developed sand filters to collect more purified water. Along the drainage, on either side where bedrock was exposed, there are numerous metates worn into the rock. There

also is a rock overhang, the perfect place for an Apache family to live close to the water and the grinding stones. Just west of the campground, along the road that runs from the Payson Golf Course up Burch Mesa to the airport, there is rugged cliff and in this outcropping of rock there are many crevices that became burial sites for the old generation of Apaches. The Elders pointed out that a favorite place to consign the dead was a crevice or an overhang in a massive outcropping of rock. Placing rocks over the opening sealed in the body. I recalled a 1970 oral history from the Rim Country Museum archive, in which Pearl Hilligas Morrison told about her girlhood explorations with friend Julia Randall. “We kids used to love to play up there, and we found a skeleton in a rock there on Burch Mesa. He had all his beads. He had been there a long time, but we wouldn’t touch anything.” After covering the pre-reservation camping area, we went across the drainage to where the postreservation people had camped. Here we found evidence from the

more recent Apache usage of this place. We could see various caches of used cans, weathered leather, string and metal strips hanging from the trees. The camp living areas were removed from a roasting pit to avoid excess heat and smoke. We crossed back over the depression with its trickling stream, and I heard laughter ringing out from the Apache women in our group. Momentarily I was whisked back to another time when Apaches were free to laugh and the land echoed with their happiness. That was before the second half of the 19th century when they dared not make noise lest they be detected by the cavalry troops who were always hunting Indians. The laughter now underlined a different era, and hopefully a time when Apache ways and places will be respected. We walked gently on this land that has been hallowed by so many before us. To come in contact with the artifacts they left behind gives us to sense a kinship with these human beings, with whom we have so much in common. NEXT: Chediski, A Farm Not A Fire




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Doug Bland is a teacher, writer, environmentalist and pastor at the Tempe Community Christian Church, a.k.a. "the Storytelling Church". He has received awards for producing multi-cultural, interfaith storytelling concerts. He has initiated a worship experience called "Anam Cara: a story-based journey in search of holy ground", wherein storytellers from a variety of spiritual traditions and ethnic backgrounds come together to tell the sacred stories they hold closest to their hearts.

Tellabration A time for terrific tall tales and some Arizona history Once again fans of old-fashioned story telling will flock to Pine Community Center the Saturday before Thanksgiving for Tellabration. Tellabration is a worldwide benefit evening of storytelling. Its originator J. G. Pinkerton envisioned this international event as a means of building community support for storytelling. In 1988 the event was launched by the Connecticut Storytelling Center in six locations across the state. A great success,

Tellabration extended to several other states the following year, and then, in 1990, expanded nationwide under the umbrella of the National Storytelling Network. In 1995, for the first time, there was a Tellabration in Japan. By 1997, there were Tellabration events on every continent but Antarctica. The event in Pine includes a meet and greet and dinner with the guest storytellers, followed by an evening of lively Arizona tales commemorating the state centennial. The seating for the dinner is limited and costs $25 per person. It starts at 5 p.m., with dinner served at 5:30 p.m. in the community center dining room, featuring a menu of pork tenderloin, Ger-

man potato salad, Caesar salad, a side vegetable, roll and sorbet. To make a dinner reservation, call (928) 476-6427. The evening of storytelling is at 7 p.m. in the Pine Community Center Cultural Hall and will showcase the talents of Don Doyle, Doug Bland, Victor McCraw, Liz Warren, Dee Strickland, Dustin Loehr and Dorothy Anderson. Admission to the storytelling event alone is $5 per person. Proceeds will benefit the Pine Strawberry School. ABOUT THE STORYTELLERS Don Doyle

Don Doyle is once again the host for the evening. He is a retired as a professor of theatre from Arizona State University

and is now a free-lance director of theatre and opera as well as a nationally recognized professional storyteller. Doyle appears as a featured teller and workshop leader at storytelling festivals, educational institutions, and as a consultant on storytelling for corporations in the U.S. and abroad. He has received several prestigious honors since his early retirement from ASU: the Medallion of Merit Award from the National Society of Arts and Letters for a lifetime contribution in theatre to the State of Arizona; the Campton Bell Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Alliance for Theatre and Education (artists and educators serving young people); and after serving three CONTINUED ON PAGE 9

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Dee Strickland is no stranger to the Rim Country. Part of her career in teaching was spent with Payson students. Fans know her as “Buckshot Dot”. Strickland is a native Arizonan and has taught history, drama, English, speech, art, and the gifted program. Strickland has been named an Arizona Culture Keeper and Academy of Western Artists’ Female Cowboy Poet of the Year. Her book, “Arizona Women Weird Wild and Wonderful”, won the Western Music Association’s award for Best Cowboy Poet of the year.

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years on the board of directors of the National Storytelling Association, Doyle received their Leadership Award. He helped to organize and produce the first six years of Mesa Storytelling Festival, and his Tellabration event in Pine is having its 13th anniversary this year. Dorothy Daniels Anderson

Author and storyteller Dorothy Daniels Anderson specializes in telling tales about Arizona in the olden days. She researches, develops and writes true historical stories many of which are in her book and tape, Arizona Legends and Lore: Tales of Southwestern Pioneers. She also brings her training and experience as an ariZoni Theatre award nominated actress to this art form. Ms. Daniels Anderson makes her home in Phoenix, Ariz. She has a master’s degree from Columbia University and has taught history in the Phoenix Union High School District. She has been affiliated with the Arizona Historical Society as one of their living history personalities and has done performing community residencies for the Arizona Commission on the Arts. Her commitment to sharing the treasures of Arizona’s past goes beyond storytelling. She is founder and past president of the East Valley Tellers of Tales, an affiliate of a statewide organization dedi-

cated to promoting and developing excellence within the storytelling community. She is an active member of the National Storytelling Network Association. She was a regional presenter at the 2002 Convention in Denver, Colo. Ms. Daniels Anderson has developed three of her stories into plays that have been produced at the Herberger Lunch Time Theater in Phoenix: Never Say No to Johnny, Untamed Women -The Flapper and the Puritan and The Tall and The Crazed -Two Women from Arizona. She is currently a board member of the MetroPhoenix Branch of the Society of Southwestern Authors, a member of The Dramatists Guild of America, and a member of Western Writers of America She has performed before the Arizona State Legislature as part of their Territorial Day Program and has entertained at the Arizona Women’s Hall of Fame Banquet. She has also performed at conventions, museums, colleges and universities throughout Arizona. Her artistic goal is to continue to develop a vital and exciting approach to recreating cultural history through the art and techniques of storytelling. Doug Bland

Doug Bland is a teacher, writer, environmentalist and pastor at the Tempe Community Christian Church, a.k.a. “the CONTINUED ON PAGE 10

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Victor McCraw was not wearing a costume when he made the appearance at a past Pine Tellabration, McCraw has been with Arizona Department of Public Service for 27 years.



Event will celebrate Arizona Centennial Dustin Loehr, at immediate right, is excited to be back for his third Tellabration. Liz Warren, at far right, is a fourth-generation Arizonan, a storyteller, teacher and writer. Contributed photos


Storytelling Church”. He has received awards for producing multi-cultural, interfaith storytelling concerts. He has initiated a worship experience called “Anam Cara: a story-based journey in search of holy ground”, wherein storytellers from a variety of spiritual traditions and ethnic backgrounds come together to tell the sacred stories they hold closest to their hearts. Dustin Loehr

Dustin Loehr is excited to be back for his third Tellabration. Since his last appearance in Pine, Loehr has been busy directing, choreographing and teaching all over the Valley. In 2011, he graduated from ASU with a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary arts and performance. While at ASU, he wrote and produced his first full-length solo show, “Unconditional, unconditional”, a mixture of myth and personal narrative told through percussive tap dancing. Since its creation, his show has been seen at the Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix and South Mountain Community College’s Storytelling Institute. Loehr has also been busy as a dedicated father of two and loving partner to Caila. He is very grateful for the opportunity to participate in Tellabration once again. Victor McCraw

Victor McCraw is a resident of Peoria and a married father of two sons, 17 and 2, and a 4-year-old daughter. When he has time, McCraw enjoys hiking and outdoor activities and visiting family in Washington state and Alabama. For the past 12 years, McCraw has been involved in storytelling through the South Mountain Community College Storytelling Institute. He has been a featured teller at numerous events statewide, including the Mesa Storytelling Festival and the annual Pine-Strawberry Tellabration. He is a captain in the Arizona Department of Public Safety, where he has

served for 27 years and the executive officer of the Arizona Law Enforcement Academy. He has served as a remote duty highway patrol officer and sergeant, an aviation paramedic sergeant, and a district commander and operational training commander. McCraw is also a Franklin Covey facilitator and owner of Green Knight Consulting, LLC. Dee Strickland

Dee Strickland “Buckshot Dot” is a native Arizonan and a retired secondary school teacher. She has taught history, drama, English, speech, art, and the gifted program. Five of her dance folk operas have been successfully produced, three at Herberger Theater in Phoenix. Strickland has been named an Arizona Culture Keeper and Academy of Western Artists’ Female Cowboy Poet of the Year. Her book, “Arizona Women Weird Wild and Wonderful”, won the Western Music Association’s award for Best Cowboy Poet of the year. Liz Warren

Liz Warren is a fourth-generation Arizonan, a storyteller, teacher and writer. She is the director of the South Mountain Community College Storytelling Institute in Phoenix. Her recorded version of The Story of the Grail received a Parents Choice Recommended Award and a Storytelling World Award. Her storytelling textbook, “The Oral Tradition Today: An Introduction to the Art of Storytelling”, was published in 2008. She serves on the boards of the Phoenix Fringe Festival and the Celtic Harvest Festival Sedona. For the past two years, she and colleague Marilyn Torres have worked with the Arizona Republic to provide storytelling training for their Arizona Storytellers video series on in celebration of the state’s centennial. She and musician John Good perform Celtic stories, myths, and music as Mythic Crew.

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Dorothy Daniels Anderson researches, develops and writes true historical stories, some of which she will share at the Pine Tellabration for the Arizona Centennial


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3BR/1BA, FREE ELECTRIC & WATER! DUPLEX, PINE Private Yard, Kitchen, D/R, Living Rm, Garage. $950. + Security Deposit. Owner/Agent 480-248-6144 3Br/2Ba 1 Car Garage, Private Back Yard, Stove, Refrig., D/W, Microwave, Laundry Room, AC/Heat, $ + Dep. Pets-Neg. 928-478-6188 3Br/2Ba 1-Car Garage, .36 Acre Fenced Yard, $ 2Br/1Ba, Fenced Yard, 1-Car Garage, $ 928-970-0634 between 3pm & 6pm 3Br/2Ba Payson Ranchos, Updated, Like New, Central Heat/AC, Large Fence Yard, Shady Deck, Shed. Pet-ok, $ 912 W. Bridle Path 928-978-2656 4Br/2ba, 1-1/4 acre of horse property, 2700sf, Private Location, Beautiful Views, $, First/Last Mo. + Sec. Dep. 928-978-0589

A Spacious 2BRM/1BATH Quiet Location in Four-Plex, Centrally Located, W/D Newly Renovated, Designated Parking, $550/mo.+ Work History/References Required 928-472-8430. Owner/Agent Beautiful 4Br/2.5Ba, 2600sf, Two Story w/2 Car Garage, Quiet, Great Family Neighborhood, Immaculate Condition, Well Maintained, Family Room, Vaulted Ceilings, Walk-in Closets, Garden Tub, Refrigerator, Low Maintenance Landscaping, Fenced Back Yard/Patio, Walking Distance to Rumsey Park, RCMS and PHS, $1,600.p/m, $1,600.Dep. Avail. Dec. 1st, 928-925-0702 Best Rim/Airport View in Town w/Large Covered Deck, Beautiful 2Br/2Ba A-Frame on Quiet Street, Lots of Upgrades w/Custom Kitchen, Pets-Ok, 2602 W. Bulla, $ 602-763-4397 Chaparral Pines on Golf Course, Gorgeous 3Br/4Ba, 2 Master Suites, $ + Trailhead Membership, 1 to 2 yr Lease 480-609-0960 Duplex in Town: Master Suite, 2Br/1Ba, W/D, Fireplace, One Year Lease, Must Qualify, Smoking/Pets-No $ + Utilities 928-978-3016 Furnished, 2BR, 2BA in Chaparral Pines, 1500sq.ft., single level, 2 car garage, golf membership optional, $1295/mo. 928-474-4807, mornings or evenings. Gisela: Rent or Rent-to-Own, 3Br/2Ba, Fenced 1/3 Acre, Spectacular Views, Huge Shed, Labor Exchange Possible, Call Lou 602-320-7892 or 602-957-3437 Green Valley Park Area, Gorgeous 3Br/2Ba, 2-Car Garage, Washer/Dryer, Views, $ w/6 mo lease, non-smoking, available in November Call 928-978-1452

House for rent in Star Valley $900/mo 3BD/1BA 1100sq.ft., large fenced yard, washer/dryer hookup, 2 storage sheds, wood burning stove Call/text James (480)208-1562 or Brandy (928)595-0638.


IN PAYSON Very Clean, Shutters, New Paint Etc. 2Br/2Ba, Covered Patio, Fenced Yard, $ 602-647-2014 or 928-468-1068 In Payson, 3Br/2Ba 2 Car Detached Garage, 3rd of Acre Fenced, $ + $1000.Dep. Avail. Dec. 1st, 602-513-2245

New Custom Victorian Home 3Bd/2Bath Den In Town Historic District Energy-Efficient. Deck-w/Views,Laundry, Upgraded Appliances, Vaulted-Ceiling, Ceiling-FansThroughout, Carport,Home/Office OK. $995/mo. 928-288-2440 NEWER 3BR/2BA Home In Woodhill Subdivision. Available Dec 1 , All Appliances, Fenced Yard, Covered Patio. No Smoking, $1000. Owner/Agent 928-474-4417 NORTHWOODS CONDO 2B/2Ba, Fenced patio/yard, Covered Parking, Appliances, F/P, PetsSmoking-No, Credit Check $ + Deposit, Avail. Nov. 1 928-468-1224 Payson 3bd/2ba/carport/fenced, $850./mo; 3bd/2ba/dbl garage, $1100./mo; 3bd/2ba/3-car garage/fenced, $1200./mo; Pets? Owner/Agent 928-978-2373. PAYSON PINES 2BDR/2BA Finished Basement, Pets-No, $1,000.p/m + $1,000 Sec.Dep. 928-474-3180 or 623-326-7041 Pine. 1Br/1Ba View, Porch, Wood Stove, D/W, W/D, Fence .78 acre, Garden, Chicken Set-up, Pets Welcomed, Mo-Mo. $ + Utilities, 928-951-1641 RENT/LEASE Option $ 3BD/1BA, Remodeled, Move-in Ready, Next to Forest, Fenced, Fruit Trees, 928-978-2192 Strawberry Quiet Setting, 1236sf, 2Br/1Ba, Office, Laundry, All Appliances, Large Garage, Fenced .64 Acre Yard, $ + Dep. Pets-Ok 928-476-4333

MOBILES FOR RENT 1Br/1Ba Fully Furnished, W/D, All Electric, Water/Sewer/Garbage Included, $ + $400 Dep. 928-472-8564 or 928-978-1444 2Br/2Ba Dble wide, in a Quiet Secluded R.V. Park, $ + Tax & Dep. Smoking/Pets-No, Cable Included + Covered Parking 928-474-8222.

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 Rye RV Park: 1 Bedroom, $275. - $450. Per Month, Laundry on Site, Water/Trash Included. Spaces $200. Mo. 602-502-0020

CONDOMINIUMS 1Br/1Ba Unfurnished Condo Bottom Floor, $550.p/m, Smoking & Pets No. Contact Virginia: 623-780-1394 or Cell 602-615-5142 2Br/2Ba Town-House, $865.p/m, Smoking-No, Furnished! Across from Green Valley Lake, Contact Virginia, 623-780-1394 Cell 602-615-5142

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HABITAT EXPANSION ACROSS 1 Building front 7 Tube commercials 12 Selective breeding site 20 Dreamy guy 21 Opponent 22 Waters off Buffalo 23 Honor given by a mayor 25 1953 Frankie Laine hit 26 ___ Island (old immigration gateway) 27 Not ___ bet 28 Rock music subcategory 29 “ER” actress Laura 30 Year’s 365 31 Hillary Clinton, e.g. 36 Ball caller 38 Port of Cuba 39 “___ now or never!” 40 Lower back’s area 44 Sty dwellers 46 Phi follower 49 Yoko of “Milk and Honey” 50 98-Down’s partner in comedy 51 Mama’s other half 52 Is sorry about 53 Walesa of Solidarity 55 Those elected 56 More ogreish 58 “And I mean fast!” 59 Age-old 61 Western film for which Burl Ives won an Oscar 64 Isn’t able 65 Magic-using illness curers 66 Kilt wearer

67 1951 Cesar Romero film 70 Iroquois tribesmen 73 Falco or Sedgwick 74 Heard things 75 “How about that!” 76 Craps cubes 77 Ward (off) 78 Make fun of 79 Astronauts’ garments 82 Whodunit cry 83 Grid six-pointers 84 Salmon hue 85 “Cats 101” channel 88 Mu ___ pork 89 Unemotional 90 Internet access co. 91 Hit Nintendo game for the Wii 97 Captain of the Pequod 101 Bara of silent films 102 Continuity interrupter 103 Yale Daily News reader 104 Cybernotes 105 Like Russia 107 Big annual beauty contest 111 Contacts via a letter 112 Ready if required 113 Intrude 114 Vending guys 115 Fry a bit 116 Appealed to God DOWN 1 Simulated 2 Writer ___ Rogers St. Johns 3 In a shy way 4 Used against U-boats, e.g. 5 Spanish for “God” 6 SC hours 7 Ditchdiggers

8 Church officer’s residence 9 Prefix for the birds? 10 “What’s up wit ___?” 11 Foxy 12 Like sludge 13 Forbidden 14 Island guitar 15 Removes from a roster 16 Deceptive moves 17 Sporting site 18 Bolt variety 19 Edwin of the Reagan cabinet 24 Weeding tool 28 Period in history 31 Ankle injury 32 Sinful 33 Chinese “way” 34 Novelist Brashares 35 Mozart’s “The Marriage of ___” 37 ___ de mer 40 “Whatever - wants ...” 41 Not in cipher 42 Heelless slip-ons 43 Litter’s littlest 44 Is suspended 45 Oily org.? 46 Caretaker 47 Grief 48 Early Cosby TV series 51 Palette filler 52 Rotten 54 Implied subtly 56 Internet ___ (viral phenomena) 57 “My People” author Abba 60 Plus others: Abbr. 61 Get ideas 62 Finger locale 63 Draw on 65 In a rut

67 Remaining 68 Heavy metallic element 69 1200 hours 70 Eye, in Nice 71 Salary after taxes 72 See 99-Down 75 Texas river or county 79 ___ monster (lizard type) 80 Looks upon with a grin 81 ___-mo (replay option) 84 Sentence units 85 ___ Z (the gamut) 86 Holiday quaff 87 Shady walk 88 Calm down 89 Tiny drink 91 Fricassees 92 “Star Trek” role 93 Risk 94 Quartz used in marbles 95 Babbled 96 Mark, as a ballot box 98 50-Across’ partner in comedy 99 With 72-Down, air passenger’s preference 100 Be in need of sutures 104 ___-popular 106 Doctrine 107 Apr. and Jul. 108 ___ sense 109 R followers 110 Devilish kid

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your work on a recent job assignment is impressive and is sure to be noticed. Meanwhile, expect to receive news about an upcoming holiday event you won’t want to miss. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Saving the world one person at a time is what you were born to do. So accept it when people ask you for help, especially during the holiday season. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Now that you’ve resolved all doubts about an important decision, you can surprise a lot of people by defending your stand with your strong and well-reasoned arguments. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The holiday mood stirs your need to nurture everyone from the family cat to great-grandma. But don’t overdo it, especially with teens, who like to feel grown up. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Enjoy basking in the warm love of family and close friends. But don’t fall into a prolonged catnap yet. There’s still much to do before you can put up your paws and relax. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Avoid pushing others to work as hard as you do on a common project. Instead, encourage them to do their best, and they might well reward you with a pleasant surprise. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Like the sensible Libra you are, you no doubt started your holiday shopping already. But be careful to keep within your budget. Shop around for the best buys. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Love and friendship remain strong in your aspect over the next several days. This is a good time to develop new relationships and strengthen old ones. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) A beloved family member has news that will brighten your holidays. Also expect to hear from friends who had long since moved out of your life. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Family and friends are in for a surprise when you accept the need to make a change without being talked into it. (Bet it surprised you, too — didn’t it?) AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Restoring an old friendship might not be as easy as you hoped. You might want to explore the reasons for your former buddy’s reluctance to cooperate. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Your party-going activities pick up as the holiday season takes off. Enjoy your plunge into the social swim as you make new friends and renew old friendships. BORN THIS WEEK: You are caring and considerate — two wonderful attributes that endear you to people of all ages. © 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.


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JUST FOR FUN KING CROSSWORD ACROSS 1 Spinning toys 5 ___-relief 8 Help with a crime 12 Beehive State 13 Every last bit 14 Crooner Jerry 15 Use a teaspoon 16 Spy-novel org. 17 “... and to ___ goodnight!” 18 Alaskan brown bear 20 “GWTW” hero 22 To the ___ degree 23 Trail behind 24 Spoof 27 Locales for snuffing 32 Commotion 33 Gun lobby grp. 34 Wrestling surface 35 Confined 38 Moist in the morn 39 A billion years 40 Prepare Easter eggs 42 Surprise attack 45 Chocolate-coated treat 49 “Buenos ___” 50 Playwright Levin 52 Corn territory 53 Lobs’ paths 54 Book spine abbr. 55 Blueprint additions 56 Create 57 Conger, e.g. 58 T, in Morse code


DOWN 1 Walrus feature 2 “Beetle Bailey” dog 3 Remunerated 4 Psychiatrist 5 Tennis stroke 6 “The Greatest” 7 Thick chunk 8 Computer user’s icon 9 Situation 10 Model Macpherson 11 Rend 19 What @ means 21 Last (Abbr.) 24 Jongg preceder 25 Praise in verse 26 Retort 28 ___ Lanka 29 Court pastime 30 Deviate off course 31 Pigpen 36 Fluffy dessert 37 Type units 38 Just said no 41 Rocky’s greeting 42 Leading man? 43 Actress Sorvino 44 Apiary home 46 Gaucho’s weapon 47 Temple University team 48 Humorous poet Ogden 51 Fish eggs



TRIVIA TEST 1. TELEVISION: In the “X-Files” TV drama series, what was the phrase on the UFO poster in Fox Mulder’s office? 2. MOVIES: What did Bruce Willis’ character do for a living in “Die Hard”? 3. BUSINESS: What is the name of Nike’s logo that appears on its sports merchandise? 4. U.S. GOVERNMENT: Where is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention located? 5. LANGUAGE: What is a fen? 6. SCIENCE: What is the botanist Carolus Linnaeus famous for? 7. HISTORY: What did the Edict of Nantes do for the French in 1598? 8. GEOGRAPHY: Where is the is-

Answers 1. “I Want to Believe” 2. Police officer 3. Swoosh 4. Atlanta 5. Bog 6. Creating a classification system for plants 7. Promised French Protestants the same rights as French Catholics 8. The Caribbean, just north of Venezuela 9. A meteor shower most visible in August 10. Fear of death


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




land of Bonaire located? 9. ASTRONOMY: What are the Perseids? 10. PSYCHOLOGY: What kind of fear is represented in thanatophobia?







Trigger finger not a cowboy disorder BY PAUL G. DONOHUE, M.D. 2012 NORTH AMERICA SYND., INC.

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Three or four months ago, the ring finger on my right hand started making popping noises when I bent it. Now it’s still doing that, and it catches in a bent position from time to time. I work as a carpenter, and I can’t afford to take time off. What do you think this is? — R.B. ANSWER: My guess is trigger finger. The tendons that bend the fingers travel from the forearm into the palm and then onto each finger and the thumb. On their way to the fingers, a sheath of tough tissue encircles them. Repetitive movements of the fingers irritate the protective tendon sheaths, and they swell. The swelling squeezes the tendon, and the popping noise you hear is the tendon freeing itself from its swollen sheath. That snapping noise sounds like the noise heard when cocking a gun’s trigger. As time goes by, the finger might become locked for some time in the bent position. You don’t want to hear this, but rest is essential to permit the tendon to move smoothly. If you must work, padded gloves afford some protection for the finger. Gripping a tool like a hammer is particularly hard on the tendon and its sheath. Tools with a larger-than-normal handle are less of a problem. The best protection is wearing a metal splint so that the finger can’t move. Your doctor can give you a cortisone injection into the problem area, and that often reduces the swelling quickly. You must rest your finger after the injection for at least three days. If two injections fail to free the finger, then you need to consult an orthopedic surgeon for an opinion on surgical release of the tendon. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: This past summer, I got the shock of my life at a family get-together. My cousin, whom I hadn’t seen in 10 years, has bulging eyes. Her mother — my aunt — told me it was due to a thyroid problem. I’d never heard of a thyroid problem affecting the eyes. Does it? — G.D. ANSWER: It can. An overactive thyroid gland can lead to deposits of material in the eye sockets, which causes the eyes to protrude. There are treatments for this complication of hyperthyroidism. I’m sure this cousin is under the care of a thyroid specialist and an ophthalmologist. The booklet on thyroid disorders explains the many conditions arising from a malfunctioning gland. To order a copy, write: Dr. Donohue — No. 401W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipient’s printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Can hair grow on the lips if a person shaves very close to the upper and lower lips? Some informed individuals say no. — L.G. ANSWER: Never in my life have I seen hair on people’s lips. Lips have no hair follicles. You even could shave the lips if you felt so inclined (but please don’t try this), and hair would not grow on them. If you have evidence to the contrary, let me know. 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.

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