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with volunteers.” When Sharon read about the Payson Elks Lodge, she discovered that the group has a consistently large community it serves every year and has a great need for volunteers. Since the Diggs had recently moved from Colorado, Sharon and Leo decided to show their two boys that Arizona has a lot more to offer than desert and Saguaro cactus. On Thursday morning, they packed themselves into their car and showed up to serve at 11:30 a.m. when the Elks began the Thanksgiving meals. The transition from the

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Isaiah Diggs (above) journeyed up from the Valley with his family on Thanksgiving to help the Elks Lodge serve a dinner to hundreds of people struggling to get through the holidays. Even the youngest diners learned the joy of giving — to Mom.

was passed by the voters.” However, Hitchcock has reservations about Ducey’s triumphant announcement, especially since Ducey also led the opposition to Proposition 204, which would have provided schools with nearly $1 billion. Hitchcock thought it odd Ducey put out the press release before any state officials communicated with the school districts. “I will have to remain skeptical until we get something concrete from the state. The source of this ‘good news’ was

also the chair of the effort to defeat Proposition 204, but I will resist the temptation to dismiss it as a political spin job.” During the election, Ducey chaired the “No on Prop. 204” campaign, the initiative written to continue a one-cent sales tax that has generated more than a billion dollars. Voters had approved the existing tax for schools, but the Legislature diverted most of the money to reducing a projected deficit. See Prop. 118, page 12A

A woman likely facing prison time after a jury convicted her of burning her child with cigarettes is free another two weeks after a judge postponed her sentencing. A jury this month convicted Sarah Michelle Ryan, 31, of Tonto Basin, of child abuse and neglect after hearing evidence that Ryan used her 6-year-old daughter as an ashtray, putting cigarettes out on her body, including her hands, arms and legs. On Monday, Ryan appeared before Superior Court Judge Peter Cahill in a Payson courtroom with her attorney Ronald DeBrigida. DeBrigida first asked Cahill for a new trial. “The state may be convinced, this court may be convinced and the jury is obviously convinced of what happened here, but we are not convinced,” he said. Cahill denied that request. DeBrigida then asked for more time to respond to a presentencing report filed last Tuesday. DeBrigida said he hadn’t

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She has soulful, golden brown eyes, a soft coat of dark red and white and a quiet, comforting presence. Still, she knows she’s a star and expects visitors at Rim Country Hay and Grain to give her a treat — or two or three or five — from the bowl sitting handily on the front corner. Tizzy, a top dog in the world of canine agility competition, makes Rim Country home. Tizzy, a 12-year-old Australian shepherd, won a lifetime achievement award from the U.S. Dog Agility Association in October. The award comes from accumulating points

successfully completing a mind-boggling series of agility courses: standard, jumpers, snooker (yes, there is an agility course based on the cue sport), gambles, pairs and the tournament classes of team, grand prix and steeplechase. The courses must also be completed in a set time — often in a matter of seconds. Owned and trained by Jane Burlison of Payson, Tizzy has had a storied career. Her skills in agility earned her an invitation to compete in Bermuda in 2007 and she traveled in the plane cabin along with Burlison — didn’t we say she knew she was a star.

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anticipated that probation would file the report and he was even more surprised by what was written in it. “There are things in that report that we take issue with that we would like additional time to respond to,” he said. He said that the report included damning statements, both by the probation department and family members that had nothing to do with the case that he would address given the time. “It is not in the interest of justice, let alone the interest of my client, to go forward with sentencing today,” he said. “There have been allegations raised in the presentencing report that there’s no doubt form the basis for the underlying recommendations … that frankly don’t have anything to do with this case.” Statements include those by probation that in an 18-month period police responded to Ryan’s home 11 times and Child Protective Services wrote six reports for potential abuse or neglect. Cahill said he didn’t know

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Arizona State Treasurer Doug Ducey last week issued a press release saying Proposition 118 will generate $8.4 million for the state’s schools. However, Payson’s Superintendent Ron Hitchcock said that the added money amounts to about $9 per student per year. “That’s hardly a game changer,” said Hitchcock. Proposition 118 changed the formula the state treasurer’s office uses to calculate the earn-

ings from the $3.67 billion Permanent Land Endowment Trust Fund. Ducey praised the voters of Arizona for passing Prop. 118. “Fixing this formula is good news for our public schools and for taxpayers,” said Ducey in the press release. “After we discovered that the old formula would cause continued budgetary uncertainty, we received broad bipartisan support in the Legislature and from both the business and education communities to make sure Prop. 118

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Pine-Strawberry Water Improvement District treasurer Mike Greer charged more than $9,000 during the past year to a PSWID credit card, according to documents supplied in response to a Payson Roundup Freedom of Information request. The documents included many questionable charges, but board president Gary Lovetro declined comment on specific charges, leaving many questions unanswered. In an interview on Monday,

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Elks dinner offers chance to help others through service The family of four sat in the back room of the Elks Lodge as the elderly took the seats nearest the serving line. They sat with plastic aprons cinched around their waists. They smiled at families that sat around them — two boys, a mother and father. Yet, they did not come from Payson. “I found the Payson Elks club through Google,” said Sharon Diggs. She and her husband Leo, along with their two boys Isaiah (12) and Niko (8), have never spent time in Payson. They had to leave the Valley to continue their family tradition of serving others less fortunate on Thanksgiving Day. Normally, the Diggs family volunteers at their church in Ahwatukee on turkey day. But this year their church had an early food drive that finished by the time Thanksgiving rolled around. “I Googled ‘Thanksgiving volunteers needed,’” said Sharon. “The normal ones came up like St. Vincent de Paul’s and the Salvation Army, but they were already filled

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Elks dinner offers chance to give thanks From page 1A desert to the forest thrilled the Diggs boys. “I couldn’t believe all the trees!” said Niko his eyes shining. He and his brother Isaiah miss their forested home in the Highland’s suburb of Denver. The Diggs are not the only Valley family to drive up into the woods and serve at the Elks. For the past five years, the Bowen-Schulte family has shown up to serve the people of Payson. “The payoff for me is all the wonderful smiles I see on people’s faces,” said Bowen. Throughout the dining room, families and groups of Payson residents beamed as they forked piles of delicious turkey, stuffing, mashed and sweet potatoes into their mouths. This annual tradition allows those who are far from family, or lack a community or resources to afford the dinner to share the bounty of the season. “I see a lot of the same people,” said Bowen who’s a dead ringer for Santa Claus. “For the last five years, I’ve served the same lady. This year she is 96 years old and she’s as spry as ever. She loves not having to cook or do dishes.” While most of the town’s residents had disappeared into their

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Hundreds of people found friendly faces and a full Thanksgiving dinner at the Elks Lodge in Payson. bration was everything they had hoped. As they finished up their meal, a Payson couple walked by. “Thanks for serving, you guys,” said the husband. “You’re welcome,” said Leo. Sharon and the boys grinned. Craig stopped by as the family stood up to leave for their next

adventure — spending the night in Flagstaff. “You boys going to come back next year?” asked Craig. “Yes!” they answered in unison. Chalk one up for small-town camaraderie and the magic of Payson.

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homes to leave the streets as empty as a ghost town, the Elks Lodge parking lot brimmed with of cars. A steady stream of attendees flowed into the building, filling up most of the banquetlength tables in both rooms of the large meeting room at the lodge. Families with children took up the back room, while the elderly sat down as soon as they could near the entrance of the lodge. Payson’s DJ Craig set up his speakers and music in the center of the room to entertain. As the Diggs ate their meal, they caught an exchange between Craig and a young guest. “What would you like to request for your grandparents?” he asked. “Santa Baby,” replied the boy. “Ha, ha! Why that song?” asked Craig. “’Cause it’s silly!” said the boy. The Diggs cracked up along with the rest of the diners as the music started up. The Elks not only serve dinners to those who come to the lodge, but also delivers meals to shut-ins. Earlier in the day, the Elks had delivered about 150 dinners to people too infirm to get out and celebrate. For the Diggs family, the cele-

The Gila Community College board is finally getting its whatnot together. More or less. For instance, the board last week almost scheduled — or maybe canceled — its December meeting. Not only that: The board adopted some actual policies, after operating nearly two years without any. So first of all — the December meeting. State law requires the board to meet at least 10 times a year. So, if you meet every month — you can skip December. Well, in theory. In fact, when board president Larry Stephenson suggested canceling the scheduled Dec. 20 meeting, the board, the senior dean and the district’s legal counsel all realized they’re actually not sure how many times the board has met so far this year. Stephenson allowed as how they’d canceled at least two meetings for lack of a quorum. So did they need the December meeting after all? If fact, did they need two December meetings? Senior Dean Stephen Cullen

said “we did have two meetings canceled for lack of a quorum. Which would leave us one short — unless you count the three meetings we had in June.” Huh? Three meetings in June? “We had a public hearing (on the budget), then adopted the budget, then the regular meeting,” explained Cullen. “But I would like to be sure we have 10 meetings on the books.” Naturally enough, everyone turned to Brian Chambers, the county counsel charged with giving the board legal advice. He struggled for an answer. “Well, if there were three meetings, then that would be three meetings.” “But does that count?” asked Stephenson. “What’s a meeting?” Chambers groped for an answer. “If it’s called to order. And it’s a meeting. Then that’s a meeting.” So were those meetings? We’ll get back to you on that, Cullen assured the board. But, hey: The board made progress on another front. The board adopted a brand new policy banning conflicts of interest by board members. The board has been operating essentially without policies since a meeting nearly two years ago

when a split board revoked all existing policies — including a policy that set term limits on serving as chairman. The same split board then promptly re-elected Bob Ashford as chairman, although it was his fifth term in a row — in violation of the old, vanished policy. The conflict of interest discussion got a little confusing as well. Chambers explained that under the new policy, board members would sign a statement saying that they had no financial conflicts of interest so far as they knew. Then down the road, maybe something comes up. Maybe the board is voting on a contract that would go to a board member’s wife. In that case, the board member would sign a form that would disclose a specific conflict of interest — and presumably refrain from voting on that issue. “So we need two forms?” asked Stephenson. “No. You sign one form,” said Chambers. “But you have the general form and the specific form.” “You have a conflict of interest form,” said Chambers. “But you have general conflicts of interest and specific conflicts of interest.” “You just have a conflict of

interest that you disclose on the form,” said Chambers. “Which form: The general form or the specific form?” persisted Stephenson. Chambers shook his head. “I’m not following you.” So it turns out, the district can have a single form, which every one signs in a general sort of way. But then if something comes up, they get a new blank copy of that form and fill it out again — this time disclosing the specific conflict. Everybody got that? The board also adopted two other sets of policies — one regarding assorted financial procedures and a second regarding various expenditure categories. Both of those policies grew out of a recent state audit that identified various problems in the district’s bookkeeping procedures and in the amount of information that goes to the board before it makes a decision. Mind you, the board hasn’t brought back all its policies. But heck, it’s a start. They can always meet in December — maybe a couple of times — and adopt some more. And if that provokes a conflict of interest — at least they know which form to sign. It’s just one: Right?

Top dog in agility tests finds an adoptive home From page 1A She came into Burlison’s life as a 9-weekold rescue dog. She has certification as a therapy dog, is a canine good citizen, worked as a demonstration dog for care and obedience classes at PetSmart when Burlison was employed there, participated in pet safety training programs presented at Home Depot and was even part of telethons for the humane society. Tizzy helps Burlison with the dog agility classes she offers at her Round Valley home and is now participating in herding com-

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Australian shepherds in need of a new home. It gets the Aussies into rescue in various ways. Many of these animals were abandoned at shelters or turned into rescue for various reasons. The group charges an adoption fee to help cover these expenses. The group does not have a shelter, so every Aussie rescued becomes a part of a family in a foster home until they get adopted. If for any reason the dog is not working out within 10 days, the group will take the dog back and return the adoption fee. To learn more go online to www.aussiefriendsrescue.com.

petition. “She loves herding,” Burlison said. “I don’t expect to ever have another one like her,” she said. That’s saying a lot, Burlison is president of Aussie and Friends Rescue and has 10 other dogs, along with some she is fostering. Aussie and Friends Rescue

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Salvation Army holiday bell ringer volunteers are needed for two-hour shifts every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Walmart, Safeway, Bashas’ and Walgreens. The funds raised from the kettles, including checks, all stay in Payson to help those in need. To volunteer, please call John Morgan, (928) 474-8454.

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Kiwanis have ‘Wish Tree’ for CASA children Kiwanis Club of Zane Grey Country has a “Wish Tree” at the Payson Roundup office, 708 N. Beeline Highway, for Rim Country children in the CASA program. Each snowflake ornament on the Kiwanis Holiday Wish Tree represents a CASA child in foster care. Select a snowflake starting and let foster children know that they are not forgotten and their holiday wishes can come true by donating a gift. Contact Katrisha Stuler with CASA of Gila County (ask for Katrisha at the Probation Window) or call (928) 474-7145. Wrapped gifts are to be turned in to the Roundup no later than Dec. 10. It is suggested that gifts be valued between $20 and $25.

The Payson Community Kids members have made special Christmas cards. The group is selling boxes of 12 cards for $20. There are six different designs with two of the same cards in each box. Get the cards by calling (928) 978-3256 or stop by Roadrunner Rubbish, 107 W. Wade Lane #7; Bob’s Western Wear; or the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Groups gather to plan gift giving The Rim Country Optimist and Rotary Clubs, Payson Senior Center, Modified Motorcycle Association, Angels (Care Home Health) are meeting together at the Cedar Ridge meeting room at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 27. The meeting is to make plans for Christmas giving to the displaced and disadvantaged. Any individuals, families and representatives of organizations that wish participate are welcome to attend. Please contact Joan Young if you will be attending or if you need further information, (928) 472-2264 or go online to www.rimcountryoptimist.com.

Adopt a Senior Christmas Angel at Edward Jones office Local residents and businesses may help less fortunate seniors in the community by stopping by any Edward Jones branch office during regular business hours to select a “Senior Angel” now through Friday, Dec. 14. Shop for your selected senior and then drop off the gifts, which Edward Jones staff will deliver to Payson/Pine area seniors in need. Branch locations are: 411 S. Beeline Highway, Ste. B, and 113 W. Main St. in Payson and 4010 N. Highway 87 in Pine.

Managing medications Carol Wilson, director of Independent Living Services with Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens, will present a lecture on managing medications at 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 30 at the Payson Senior Center. Topics for this lecture include: knowing possible interactions/side effects and when to take certain types of medications. Wilson will be handing out free literature regarding these important issues and free pillboxes for all who attend.

Chamber music concert The critically acclaimed Aleron Trio will present their charming virtuosity in a Tonto Community Concert program highlighting composers Beethoven, Schoenfield and more at the Payson High School Auditorium at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30. The Aleron Trio features Solenn Séguillon on violin; Anne Suda, cello; and Teresa Yu, piano.

Tamales for Toys The annual Tamales for Toys event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 at Gerardo’s Firewood Cafe. Enjoy a dinner of two tamales and sides for $6 or the donation of a new unwrapped toy. Buy a dozen tamales for $20. Call (928) 978-3256 or (928) 951-3653 to place an advance order. The event will benefit Payson Community Kids and is presented by the Town of Payson Fire Department, the Optimist Club, Gerardo’s and Northern Gila County Firefighters.

Santa Paws benefit at Pine Country Animal Clinic Pine Country Animal Clinic will have its Second Annual Santa Paws benefit from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1. The event will be held at 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.

Goodies at Christmas parade Keep warm with some delicious baked treats and hot cocoa or coffee from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 at 800 W. Main St. The Presbyterian Child Learning Center is sponsoring this event and proceeds will go toward the children’s Christmas community service programs. Come early, get a good spot to watch the parade and park for free.

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Payson’s annual Electric Light Parade, sponsored by APS, will take place at 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1, rain or shine, on Payson’s Historic Main Street.

The most difficult time of the year to maintain Arizona’s blood supply is Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day. You can help by donating blood this holiday season. To make an appointment to Find the Hero in You, call 1-877-UBS-HERO (1-877827-4376) toll free or visit www.United BloodServicesAZ.org (enter your Zip Code). All blood types are needed, however, Type O-negative is always in greatest demand. Payson’s next blood drive is from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 5 at Payson High School, 301 S. McLane in the auditorium lobby.

Shepherd of The Pines Lutheran Church Midweek Advent Services will be held at Shepherd of The Pines Lutheran Church, 507 W. Wade Lane, Payson, in preparation for the birth of Jesus. Services will be held at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 5, 12 and 19. For more information, call Pastor Steve DeSanto, (928) 474-5440 Rock of Ages Evangelical Lutheran Church Rock of Ages Evangelical Lutheran Church welcomes the public to attend its “Advent - The Coming of Jesus!” at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 5, 12 and 19. Rock of Ages Lutheran Church is at 204 W. Airport Road, Payson.

Free concert The Spirit of Christmas will be presented at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 2 at the Payson High Auditorium. The event features great music, a spectacular production and special guest David O’Neill. Admission is free, but a donation of nonperishable food is requested.

Almost New Thrift Shop bag sale planned Select from hundreds of clothes, shoes, belts, etc. Anything you wear (except for jewelry) that can fit into one of the shop’s bags can be purchased for just $1 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 3. The sale will take place the first Monday of every month. Proceeds help support the health scholarship fund and the many other programs put on by the Mogollon Health Alliance Auxiliary. For more information, call the Almost New Thrift Shop at (928) 468-5515.

Quilt raffle MHA Auxiliary Arts & Crafts members have made another quilt to be raffled. Raffle tickets are available now through Dec. 4 at the PRMC La Boutique Gift Shop, MHA office and from members of MHA Auxiliary Arts & Crafts. Get tickets for $1 each or six for $5. The drawing will be held Dec. 4 and the winner will be notified by phone. For more information, call MHA at (928) 472-2588.

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Hunter Safety Class The Arizona Game and Fish Hunter Safety Class will be offered from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Dec. 5, 6, 12 and 13. The class will be at 208 S. McLane, with the field day on Dec. 15 at Jim Jones Shooting Range. The cost is $8 per person. Contact Henry Thompson at (928) 978-0058 for details.

Celebration of Life Hospice Compassus and the Rim Country Hospice Foundation invite the public to a Celebration of Life at 6 p.m., Wednesday Dec. 5 at Mountain Bible Church, 302 E. Rancho Road. The evening includes remembrances and a special tree lighting ceremony. Gerardo’s Firewood Café provides a delicious, full-course meal. The Celebration of Life is free of charge and open to the community. Personalized crystal ornaments can be ordered for $12 per ornament. Each participant is asked to bring a can of food for the St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank. Anyone interested in attending or ordering ornaments should contact Hospice Compassus at (928) 472-6340 to make a reservation for the event.

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Candlelight Advent The Ladies of Rock of Ages Evangelical Lutheran Church invite all ladies to “Advent by Candlelight 2012” at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 6 in the Fellowship Hall. This will be a time to relax and reflect on the coming of Jesus, our Savior. The program involves lighting of the Advent candles, singing Christmas songs, elegant desserts and fellowship. All women are invited to attend. Rock of Ages is at 204 W. Airport Road, Payson.

Student recital Music students of Dr. Victoria Harris will present a recital at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 6 in Room 301, the Community Room, at Gila County Community College. A reception will follow the program. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Jr. Thespians Christmas play The Longhorn Theatre Jr. Thespians along with the High School Longhorn Theatre Company will open its first play of the season at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 6

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and Friday, Dec. 7. “Acts of Christmas” is a series of three short plays that will warm hearts. The series includes “A star in the window” about a shopkeeper’s kind heart that gives Christmas a special meaning. “A Tree to Trim” is about a stodgy professor who comes to understand the joys of Christmas with the help of his trusted assistant and the children next door. “The Christmas Visitor” is about an orphan who shows a rich but unhappy couple the true meaning of Christmas. The plays are produced through Plays, the drama magazine for young people. All three shows will play in the high school auditorium. Prices are $4 for adults, $3 for students and senior citizens.

House Lighting Contest entries due Dec. 7 The 8th annual Rim Country Chamber “Light the Rim” house lighting contest, cosponsored by H&H Heating & Cooling and the Payson Roundup, is now accepting applications. The theme “Light the Rim” combines community spirit and individual creativity by Rim Country residents. There is no charge to enter the contest. The Chamber or the Roundup must receive applications by noon, Dec. 7, 2012. Judging will take place on the evenings of Dec. 11 and 12 and the lights must be lit during the hours from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on those evenings. Prize money for the event, donated by H&H Heating and Air Conditioning, is as follows: $250 for first; $150 for second; and $100 for third. A map and list of entrants will be placed in the Dec. 14 issue of the Roundup and be available at the Roundup and the Chamber. The House Lighting map will offer the opportunity to put business card-sized ads around the map reminding the readers about your business. The charge for an advertisement in this highly desired map is only $25. Call Bobby Davis by Dec. 9 at (928) 474-5251, ext. 105 to advertise.

Library events for children The Payson Public Library will have two three-week programs for children in December. The Count Down to the Holidays program is for ages 5 to 11 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 6, 13 and 20. The program will include puppet shows, stories, songs, games, crafts, food and prizes. Sign up in the Children’s Room or call (928) 474-9260. The program is limited to 25 children. The Tiny Tots Christmas Program is for ages 2 to 5 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 7, 14 and 21. The program will include puppet shows, stories, songs, games, crafts, food and prizes. Sign up in the Children’s Room or call (928) 474-9260. The program is limited to 25 children.

Kaitie’s Closet collecting Coats for Kids Kaitie’s Closet is once again seeking “Coats For Kids” with the onset of cold weather. Leave donations in one of the many drop boxes around town, or bring to Beeline Business Equipment, 706 N. Beeline Highway in the Swiss Village. Kaitie’s Closet is one of the largest monthly distributors in Rim Country of free children’s clothing, so please remember it when making donations this year. It is also a 501(c)3 nonprofit, tax deductible organization. To volunteer or for more information, please call (928) 468-1036.

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• Payson Public Library: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (temporary hours) • Pine Library: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Rim Country Museum: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 700 Green Valley Pkwy.

• Payson Public Library: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.(temporary hours) • Pine Library: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. • Rim Country Museum: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 700 Green Valley Pkwy. • Pine/Strawberry Museum: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Pine Community Center • Moose Lodge Dinner Special: 5 p.m., Highway 260 in Star Valley

• Payson Public Library: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.(temporary hours) • Pine Library: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. • Rim Country Museum: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 700 Green Valley Pkwy. • Pine/Strawberry Museum: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Pine Community Center • Managing medications: 11 a.m., Payson Senior Center • American Legion Fish Fry: Noon-8 p.m., American Legion • Chamber music concert: 7 p.m., Payson High School Auditorium

• Pine Library: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. • Rim Country Museum: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 700 Green Valley Pkwy. • Pine/Strawberry Museum: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Pine Community Center • Tamales for Toys: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Gerardo’s Firewood Cafe, benefits Payson Community Kids • Santa Paws benefit for Humane Society: 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Pine Country Animal Clinic • Goodies for parade: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Community Presbyterian • Electric Light Parade: 6 p.m., W. Main Street, Payson

Dec. 2 • Spirit of Christmas Concert: 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., PHS auditorium, non-perishable food donations requested Dec. 5 • Blood drive: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. PHS Auditorium Lobby • Celebration of Life: 6 p.m., Mountain Bible Church • Advent services: 6 p.m., Shepherd of the Pine Lutheran; 7 p.m., Rock of Ages Lutheran Dec. 6 • Candlelight Advent: 6:30 p.m., Rock of Ages Lutheran, for women


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• Nov. 26, 1862: Oxford mathematician Charles Lutwidge Dodgson sends a handwritten manuscript called “Alice’s Adventures Under Ground” to 10-year-old Alice Liddell. Dodgson made up the story one day on a picnic, and Alice insisted he write it down. He published it under his nom de plume, Lewis Carroll, in 1865. • Nov. 28, 1914: The New York Stock Exchange reopens for bond trading after nearly four months, the longest stoppage in the exchange’s history. The outbreak of World War I in Europe forced the NYSE to shut its doors on July 31, 1914. • Nov. 29, 1963: One week after President John F. Kennedy was fatally shot while riding in a motorcade in Dallas, President Lyndon Johnson establishes a special commission to investigate the assassination. After 10 months the Warren Commission report was released, concluding that there was no conspiracy. • Nov. 27, 1978: Former board of supervisors member Dan White murders Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk at City Hall in San Francisco. When White pleaded a “diminished capacity” defense and claimed that copious amounts of junk food caused him to suffer mental problems, the so-called Twinkie Defense was born.

What’s more: $8 million or $1 billion? A

rizona State Treasurer Doug Ducey did everything he could to defeat Proposition 204 and ensure Arizona remains dead last when it comes to funding public schools. Now he’s bragging on a change in the formula for calculating money owed to the schools from the sale of state lands that will increase school funding by about $8 million. So let’s get this straight: Ducey headed up efforts to defeat a proposition that would have provided nearly $1 billion annually for dreadfully underfunded state schools — but now with a straight face puts out a press release trumpeting a $9 per student increase from Proposition 118? What’s the word for that? Gall? Hypocrisy? Chutzpah? At minimum, Ducey’s brag that he bagged an ant at the picnic while the jackal ate the baby feels like an insult to the intelligence of the voters. But then, we did mostly re-elect the lawmakers who made Arizona schools the worst funded in the nation. So maybe insulting our intelligence now seems like a low-risk proposition. Of course, technically — we’re talking two separate issues. Proposition 118 makes minor changes in the way the state treasurer’s office calculates earnings from the $3.67 billion fund that collects revenues from the sale and lease of state land and distributes it to the state’s schools. The change in the formula should provide an estimated $20,000 boost in funding for Payson schools. Gee. That’s nice. We can use that money to buy lawmakers some calculators. Question for the day: How many times does $8 million divide into $1 billion. And as a bonus question to pass your AIMS test: Which is bigger — a million or a billion? Of course, Proposition 204 had its flaws — like relying on the volatile and regressive sales tax instead of something like a progressive income tax to fund schools — the state’s single most important responsibility. Republican lawmakers crusaded against the measure, arguing that the voter-approved tax would tie the Legislature’s hands in a future crisis. Trust us — they said in effect — we’ll take care of the schools. Well suckers: Good luck with that. At least, that’s what it feels like listening to Ducey’s brag on hooking a minnow while a whale swims past. So now we head into a new legislative session, with no promise at all from the Legislature when it comes to restoring the $2 billion in education cuts. Officials like Ducey seem to think that the voters can’t tell the difference between $8 million and $1 billion. So now maybe lawmakers will just strip the copper wiring out of the schools they’ve shuttered and gutted. Don’t worry about an educated workforce. Don’t worry about retaining good teachers. Don’t worry about the next generation. What’s the word for that? Darn, it’s right on the tip of our tongue ... Oh, yeah. Stupid.

Spirit of Christmas Christmas looms. Check the balance on the credit card. Draw up the list of relatives and hangers on. We know. Our list is long. Our available balance is small. Still, we thought we’d make one suggestion before the season spins out and the credit limit tops out. Buy local. Pleaaaaaaase. Check out the local merchants, the frosty Christmas lights, the craft shops, the small-town events. Make an event out of the shopping excursion, without spending $60 on a tank of gas to the Valley and back. Remember that that local sales tax pays for your police protection, your fire protection — almost all of the town services. Remember that the sale supports the jobs of your neighbors and friends. Turn shopping into a creative act — that supports the beloved community. And while you’re at it, find some people on your list who will appreciate donations in their name to local charities. Rim Country is blessed with a wealth of such organizations, all struggling mightily in the shadow of Christmas — when faith and charity too often contend with materialism. We can always honor December’s Birthday Boy, who said: “Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys.”

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Driving is no mindless act EDITOR: To all of those people out there who refuse to take driving seriously, here’s a challenge: Go to the Motor Vehicle Division and request a re-test of your driving skills. If you can pass the test with a drink in your hand, a phone in your ear, texting with a phone in your hand, a dog in your lap, food in one hand and a cigarette in the other, combing your hair, shaving, putting on lipstick, or a combination of some of the above, congratulations! If not, limit those activities to your home, keep both hands on the wheel, pay attention to the road ahead and other drivers around you like your life depends on it. It does! You might even be able to use your turn signals to give others a clue to your intentions. Bob Franklin

Community service is very rewarding EDITOR: Throughout my high school career I have spent a great many of my weekends and summers volunteering for the Payson Elks Lodge. I have been a volunteer waitress for them many times and helped to organize and run special holiday and fund-raising events. Whether it was face painting at the Fourth of July barbecue, helping to move heavier furniture or boxes, baking desserts to be purchased for weekly donations, collecting and organizing clothes for the annual fashion show, or just helping clean out a closet or the kitchen, it seemed as though I was always there trying to help out. I chose the Elks Lodge because they donate so much of the proceeds from these events to local projects around Payson. They are also very involved with Payson youth, offering scholarships to graduates every year, as well as taking underprivileged kids shopping for new clothes and school necessities. People my age never understood how I could find so much enjoyment spending so much of my free time at the Elks Lodge with all of the elderly people. In all honesty that is part of the charm. These elderly citizens of Payson work so hard to help with their community. They donate an incredible amount of time organizing, advertising and working functions in order to raise money for the many charities that they support. The Elks members have also taught me a great deal about culture, history, politics, friendship, generosity, and the world around us. For example, every Friday night dinner, Larry, one of the regulars for the weekly fish fry, would invite me to sit with him and he would always have a new story to tell me about his first love or his memories of “the war.” There were so many little historical things Larry taught me that you don’t get to read about in your classrooms history books. Another experience: Eddie Armer, a retired sheriff’s officer, shows up and buys his wife

Doris dinner and takes her out on the dance floor and they dance the night away. One night at a big dinner I was waiting tables and Eddie had came up and asked me to dance. That night he taught me how to Texas Two Step and talked to me about how important it is for a young lady to know how to dance. That was an experience I will never forget. Another gentleman, Jack, who was probably around 85, was the center of it all. He spent what seemed like every hour of his life at the Lodge. He was there first and left last. Jack willingly gave all this time to the Lodge because it becomes like your own family there. About six months ago Jack broke the news that he was moving to Florida for a change in scenery. We were heartbroken. On his last Friday the whole Lodge gathered together, signed cards, made speeches and donated money to help get him started in his new life. We all cried and laughed remembering all the joy he had brought to the Lodge. Jack taught me what generosity can give back to you and what true friendship looks like. All birthdays, surgeries, funerals and anniversaries are kept track of and announced so when you are a part of the Lodge you always have your “family’s” support and comfort there for you. There was always so much to learn from these people that I feel most high school students wouldn’t give their time to listen to: real life lessons that teach you to work hard and appreciate what you have; to give your time to the people who need it and help out whenever you can. The Elks work for some great causes and by volunteering there you’re not only helping the causes that they work for, you are giving the elderly members a friend, lending an ear to what they have to say and teach you. You are also helping to round yourself out into a better, more understanding citizen of your community. Haley Zirinsky

Republicans made this Independent happy EDITOR: One could almost feel sorry for the Republican whiners who are still spewing their hate and misinformation. These are the reasons you lost folks! Turns out the majority of Americans did not want a man for commander in chief who is a liar and a tax cheat. Most American women showed you we don’t need a Republican man telling us how to care for our bodies. We have been hearing from you about our rights being taken away for years now, although not one of you can name these missing rights. Please don’t cite the Affordable Care Act. You have to have car insurance by law, and you aren’t whining very loudly about that. Taking away guns has long been one of your complaints. Please! Any one of you who has had their guns taken away, please write this paper and share your story! My husband bought a gun last month with no problem and no one has taken away the other guns we own.

If Republicans would research their own facts instead of listening to the lies of Rush and Fox Noise, you would appear smarter, and maybe you would have won the election. Instead, you search for imaginary birth certificates and try to create a boogieman out of our president, making you look very foolish, and costing you the election. Nice job. You made this Independent very happy. Deborah Paulk

Help for holiday appreciated EDITOR: We are truly blest to live in such a giving community! This letter is to all of those who gave so generously of food and products so that our children and ladies at the Time Out Shelter could enjoy a bountiful Thanksgiving! I know that many of you, like us, are struggling with less cash, but you continue to give from the heart — and that is SO appreciated! Angel trees help us provide a gift for each child and mom, not only at Christmas, but for special celebrations throughout the year. Time Out not only operates the emergency and the transitional shelter, but also provides for our community clients, those who want to flee family violence, but haven’t yet found the strength. Each of you who graciously donate time, talent AND treasures make a difference — saving one life at a time. On behalf of the employed and volunteer staff of Time Out Inc., thank you — and may your holidays be special, like you! Camille Levee, executive director, Time Out Inc.

Fiscal cliff EDITOR: There’s been a lot of talk and articles in the Roundup about the fiscal cliff. I’d like to add my view. The Democrats have been dreaming about these tax increases for 20 years. If you have been paying attention in just the last four years, you know that Obama and the Democrats have gone on the nightly news and every Sunday talk show, week after week, to tell us they want all of these tax hikes. Well, Santa has answered their wish list. All the Democrats have to do, to get all of these tax hikes, is to do nothing. They just have to stall. The opportunity for them is too great. Every tax increase they have dreamed about, they can have on Jan. 1. They don’t even have to vote on it! All they need to do is sit back, point a finger at the Republicans, and stall. Bingo! On Jan. 1 it’s tax hike heaven. And that’s not even counting the Obamacare tax hikes set to take effect on the first as well. And I hope nobody is expecting these additional revenues to go to balancing the budget or to pay down the national debt. The Democrats are going to spend every dime of it. Congratulations America! It’s time to live with your choices. Steven Hahn

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Beautiful chamber music from beautiful musicians The critically acclaimed Aleron Trio will present their charming virtuosity in a Tonto Community Concert program highlighting composers Beethoven, Schoenfield and more at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30 at the Payson High School Auditorium. The Aleron Trio features Solenn Séguillon on violin; Anne Suda, cello; and Teresa Yu, piano. Parisian violinist Solenn Séguillon began 2011 with a tour of China as soloist with the American Philharmonic Orchestra and returned to perform the Chausson Poème with the same orchestra last March. Solenn appeared as soloist with the Bear Valley Music Festival Orchestra this season, and again worked with the American Philharmonic this spring performing Vaughan Williams’ “The Lark Ascending.” Since making her Kennedy Center debut, cellist Anne Suda has enjoyed numerous solo and chamber music performance opportunities both nationally and internationally. Anne has been praised for bringing a contemporary sound to standard repertoire. Teresa Yu is enjoying a career as a soloist, chamber musician, educator and director of Amabile School of Music in San Francisco. She founded Amabile School of Music in 2008 and has been devoting her passion for music education ever since. Amabile has grown in size and reputation over the years in the local

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The Aleron Trio will present a program highlighting composers Beethoven, Schoenfield and more at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30 at the Payson High School Auditorium. community, and was recently showcased in a May 2011 article on San Francisco Classical Voice. The school’s mission is to impart a deep appreciation of music as an art and to allow children and adults to express freely through music. Ms. Yu has participated in the International program in 2005 at Music@Menlo Music

Festival and as a Chamber Music Institute faculty member in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2012. 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. For more information, visit the association Web site at www.tccarim.org or call (928) 478-4363 or (928) 474-4189.

Payson approves contracts for airport improvements Automated weather system, runway upgrades slated BY

PETE ALESHIRE

ROUNDUP EDITOR

The Payson Town Council last week approved a series of contracts to make improvements in the operations of the Payson Airport, the first major investments since the town regained control of the airport from a group of airport users. The Federal Aviation Administration will pay the bulk of the cost of the improvements, with Payson paying about 10 percent of the total. The first contract covers a $200,000 plan to create safety areas on the north side of Runway 6/24 for airplanes that drift off to the side of the runway on takeoffs or landings that overshoot the runway. In that case, the state and federal governments would pay about $180,000 of the total

cost and Payson contributing $20,000. The contract includes about $26,000 for design work, with construction and grading expected to start in the spring. The council also approved a contract to install a $232,000 automated weather system at the Payson Airport, with the town on the hook for less than 5 percent of the cost. Payson’s share of the cost comes to about $10,300. The array of sensors will automatically broadcast to incoming pilots and air controllers in distant locations things like wind speed, temperature, snow, rain, humidity and other factors likely to affect pilots trying to land. Finally, the council approved a $53,000 contract with Armstrong Consultants, part of a larger, $220,000 project. That project will correct safety problems with the runway on the north side of runway 6/24. That includes bringing the grading and lighting off the edge of the runway up to federal standards. Bringing the federal grants in for a landing represents one of the benefits of having shifted control of the airport back to the Town of Payson from a non-profit group formed by air-

port users. The airport users group managed the airport for several years, but the arrangement involved some awkward juggling of federal grants and requirements. The FAA provided most of the money for past and future airport improvements, but always contracted with the town rather than the airport users group. Returning the airport to the town’s control made it easier to comply with federal oversight requirements on those grants. Moreover, the town wants to push through a major upgrade of the airport to accommodate a projected doubling of landings there in coming years. The ambitious master plan calls for about $9 million in airport improvements, mostly using federal grants. The town wants to build a terminal, a new restaurant, expanded helicopter landing areas and additional hangars. The airport interjects about $20 million in both direct and indirect spending annually into the local economy, both through its operations and as a result of the money pilots spend during stopovers. Most express packages and other urgent supplies go through the airport.

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Payson High School’s Drama Department recently hosted a highly entertaining and successful talent show, “Payson’s Got Talent.” Hosted by local music guru DJ Craig, kids and adults sang songs and presented original acts to the community on Saturday, Nov. 10 in the PHS Auditorium. The winner’s list:

In the kindergarten through eighth grade category, first place went to Tristan Pruett and Hayden Stroud for singing “Grenade,” by Bruno Mars. Second place went to Sheldon and Braydon Lewis playing guitars and singing a song by Three Days Grace. The third place spot was filled by two girls from the Dynamite Dance and Gymnastics, tap dancing to “Fabulous Feet,” from the musical “The Tap Dance Kid,” music by Henry Krieger lyrics by Robert Lorick. (The girls did not provide names. They wanted to be billed as Dynamite Dance and Gymnastics.) In the high school age category, first place went to Ashley Lewis singing “Set Fire To The Rain,” by Adele. Second place went to Katie Jones singing “God Bless The Broken Road,” a song originally written by Marcus Hummon but re-recorded by many country artists including Carrie Underwood. Third place went to Jennifer Bailey playing an original composition on the piano. In the adult category, first place went to Sabrina Brahm and Melissa Mollohan singing “In His Eyes” from the Broadway musical “Jekyll and Hyde.” Second place went to Tessa Garnet playing the guitar and singing an original song. In third place, Janea Jordan sang “American Honey,” by Lady Antebellum. From the little charter school in Tonto Village, the Shelby School, two performers came out of the

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Tessa Garnet, a former Shelby student and current music coach at the school, participated in the “Payson’s Got Talent” competition. woods to compete. Jesse Keahey, a ninth-grader, rapped to his very own original song entitled “Friendship.” Tessa Garnet, a former Shelby student and current music coach at the school, played the guitar and sang her composition called “Have You Ever?” .

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Local volunteers head to East Coast for clean up BY

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Two Rim Country residents have headed to the East Coast to help with Hurricane Sandy cleanup efforts. Roger Kreimeyer, of Beaver Valley, flew out several weeks ago, working as a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) employee and Strawberry’s Barbara Brandt headed out Nov. 15, working with the Red Cross. Kreimeyer said Tuesday he is working in Kingston, N.Y., an area devastated by flooding when the Hudson River overtook its banks. Kreimeyer said homes and businesses sustained significant damage, many basements still flooded and homeowners unable to return home. Kreimeyer is working as a community relations specialist, going door-to-door to meet with residents and explain what aid is available. He said while the damage is not as bad as that seen on the coast, it is still extensive.

“We hear horrendous stories about how the storm hit and how they underestimated it,” he said, noting the storm was 1,000 miles wide at times. Kreimeyer, who started Payson’s Community Food Drive and Community Garden, said the work has been rewarding. “When you are out there, anything you can do to bring hope to somebody, just talking to them and that you care,” he said. “And they are just glad you care.” The American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter deployed Brandt last week to North Brunswick, N.J. to work in staff services for the next two to three weeks. Brandt serves as a disaster action team member with the Red Cross in Payson, having volunteered since 1985. She has been deployed to about 30 disasters, most notably the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and Hurricane Katrina in 2005. About 8,800 Red Cross workers, including 22 from the Grand Canyon Chapter, have supported relief efforts.

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County voters cast more early ballots than ever BY

TERESA MCQUERREY

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Gila County mailed 17,231 early ballots to voters for the Nov. 6 general election. Voters returned nearly 82 percent (14,126). “We had the most early ballots ever,” Linda Eastlick, elections director, told the board of supervisors at its Nov. 20 meeting to canvass the vote. Gila County has 32,161 registered voters and 21,823 cast ballots in the general election, representing a 68 percent turnout. Of those, only 6,646 were cast at polling places and 1,051 on provisional ballots. Eastlick said between 2004 and 2012 the number of registered voters has increased 20 percent, however, the number going to the polls is down by 46 percent. The number voting early ballots has increased by 70 percent. She said because of the big shift to voting early, Gila County is looking into changes in voting. Much like what is being

proposed by the state, Eastlick said the county might go to voting centers instead of precinct polling places. At voting centers, any precinct resident could cast their vote and could possibly have three days to cast ballots. Another change being considered — a “central count” process instead of individual polling place counts. Only 16 early ballots had to be rejected, Eastlick said. Her report to the supervisors showed the reasons for the rejections: five had already voted; five had signatures that did not match; one had a signature missing; one was voided per the voter’s request; and four voted the wrong ballot. Eastlick said 1,317 provisional ballots were voted and 266 had to be rejected. Her report cited the following for the rejections: 15 had voted early or multiple ballots; 12 had empty affidavit; 7 had no identification or insufficient identification; 4 had no signature; 178 were voted by people not registered; 50 were voted in the wrong precinct or jurisdiction. The supervisors approved the canvass unanimously.

Bowl & grin More than 40 Special Olympians recently stopped their bowling fun to cheer approval as Sil Egler, Financial Secretary for the Knights of Columbus Council of St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, presented a $735 Sil Egler donation to Becky Derwort, Area Director of Volunteers for Special Olympics. This donation was a gift from the 4th Degree Council of the Knights of Columbus in Fountain Hills. A second and larger donation to Special Olympics will be made after the first of the year as a result of the annual Tootsie Roll drive accomplished by Knights here in Payson. Donations have enabled the kids to travel to area meets and competitive events, to rent travel vehicles, buy gas, purchase sports equipment and fund meals.

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Here in Payson, the local council of the Knights of Columbus is involved in a number of charitable, fraternal and spiritual activities. New members are welcome.

For more information, contact Deacon Tom Fox at (928) 474-2129 or (928) 277-9851. You can also contact Becky Derwort at (928) 474-9142.

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BRANDON LABONTE’ Certifications: Arizona State Firefighter 2, advanced wildland firefighter, paramedic, 2012 CAC Paramedic of the Year, hazardous materials. Experience: Hired as a reserve by PFD in October 2006.

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Ah, the good old days. Once upon a time — before the crash — irritated citizens often crowded into Payson Town Council meetings, mostly to protest some housing development, torn up streets, a major annexation and rezoning requests. Neighborhoods rose up against newcomers, residents presented petitions to protest — or insist upon — street improvements. Councilors bickered on for hours. But last week in one of those odd little signs of the times, Councilor Fred Carpenter — himself the town manager dur-

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A federal grant let the Payson Fire Department hire six new firefighters recently, including Sean Minniss, Patrick “Coty” Chester, Jay Nelson, Brandon LaBonte’, Thorry Smith and Wyatt Bramble (not pictured). Why firefighting? The job of a firefighter is very unique in the fact that you never know what you’re going to be doing when the tones go off, whether its responding to a medical call or fighting fire. Why Payson Fire? I have lived in Payson for 18 years now and this is where my wife Sherah and I plan to raise our family.

PATRICK “COTY” CHESTER Certifications: Firefighting I & II, paramedic, hazardous materials. Experience: 2.5 years, reserve with Pine-Strawberry and Tonto Basin Fire Districts. Why firefighting? I am compelled and intrigued by the lifestyle and duty of a firefighter. My father, Don Chester, was a firefighter/captain with the Pine-Strawberry Fire District for 20 years, up until his death in 2002. He is my greatest motivation as to why I became a firefighter and continue to pursue the career. Why Payson Fire? I have wanted to work for the Payson Fire Department since first pursuing a career in the fire service. I did a ride along with Lifestar Ambulance while getting my basic EMT certification and had the pleasure of working with Payson Fire. I was inspired by Captains Ret Connolly and Julie Swanson professionalism, talent and training. I felt compelled to become a member of that team. I was also born at the Payson Regional Medical Center and grew up in the Rim Country so I feel honored to work for the department that serves the community I live and grew up in. I love the Payson area and small town atmosphere and could not think of working any place else to be honest.

After a year and a half, I decided that I would prefer to be on the operations end. Beaver Valley Fire sponsored me through the local fire academy and EMT school. As my employment as a wildlife biologist ended, I began parttime work as a firefighter. This transition seemed natural enough as both careers involve critical thinking and are very physical, with plenty of opportunity to learn and provide a positive service. In 2011, I was picked up as a reserve with Payson Fire Department. Why Payson Fire? Working for the Payson Fire Department provides me with a sense of professionalism, the ability to help those in need and plenty of opportunity to learn. Though I have lived in Arizona for more than 20 years, I wish I had grown up in a place like Payson. Being employed locally allows my son to be raised in the outdoors and grow from his experiences.

JAY NELSON Certifications: Bachelor’s degree in American History, attending paramedic school. Experience: 18 months, Avra Valley Fire District in Marana and Payson Fire. Why firefighting? I grew up playing team sports. When I stopped playing baseball, fire service filled that void. Within a team dynamic is where I am most happy. I love being a part of a group and working towards a common goal, whether it is on a ball field or a fire ground. Why Payson Fire? I was a reserve with Payson for almost a year before we received the SAFER grant. I was ecstatic when I heard I would be eligible to test. I know the department, the area and the town. It is a place where I knew I could be happy.

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Certifications: Firefighter I & II certifications earned through Gila Community College and Hellsgate Fire Department, attending paramedic school, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in wildlife science. Experience: Volunteer with Beaver Valley Fire and Hellsgate Fire. Why firefighting? I got my start in the fire service at the request of the Beaver Valley Fire District board, which was looking for a new board member. Not knowing much about fire service or the business, I agreed with caution.

Certifications: Firefighting II, attending paramedic school. Experience: 13 years in firefighting; Pine-Strawberry Fire District, White Mountain Lake Fire Department and Lifestar Ambulance. Why firefighting? I feel I owe it to the public. At the age of two, the Mesa Fire Department saved me from a near drowning. Why Payson Fire? I moved back to Payson two years ago after living away for eight years. I just missed the people.

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You can’t wipe the smiles off Payson Fire Department’s newest firefighters. While their full-time status is new, these men have been hanging around the town’s firehouses for years, as reserves, hoping one day to land a coveted spot on the team. When the town got a $784,600 federal grant in July, that dream seemed a little more plausible. Payson is only the second Arizona fire department to receive a Staffing For Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) grant. In May, Hellsgate Fire in Star Valley got $607,000 through the same grant. Both departments are using the money to hire firefighters and retain staff. At Payson, it was enough money to hire six new firefighters, bringing the full-time firefighter count to 30, said Fire Chief Marty deMasi. Within weeks, the fire department held an open testing and by September had hired on two of its reserves, Brandon LaBonte’ and Patrick “Coty” Chester. LaBonte’ put in six years as a reserve with hopes his hometown fire department would one day hire him. He said he is thrilled to live and work in the place he grew up and where he plans to start his own family. “I am so excited to come to work every day and I can’t think of anything else I would rather do,” he said. Chester agreed. “I get a distinct sense of satisfaction and fulfillment out of this line of work and find it to be the best job in the world,” he said. In a second testing, 37 applicants turned out for the remaining four spots and again, it was Payson’s own that took it home, deMasi said. Wyatt Bramble, Sean Minniss, Thorry Smith and Jay Nelson are the newest former reserves. The only thing that kills their smile is talk of what happens when the grant runs out in two years. deMasi said the town of course wants to keep the men on, but it is too early to tell how that will happen.

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for the idea — although Councilor Ed Blair allowed as how if the council was going to meet just once in December it ought to be early in the month instead of near Christmas. Payson Mayor Kenny Evans said, “Although we did cancel two meetings this year for lack of business, it is more difficult for the community to schedule a special meeting because something has come up than to cancel a regular meeting because there’s nothing to do.” After another council member suggested he didn’t mind showing up for a short meeting, Carpenter hastened to clarify. “I don’t mind coming down, but sometimes it just seems like a

waste of staff time,” he said. At that moment, the town attorney, manager, clerk, police chief, recreation director and public works director all sat listening quietly. The audience consisted of a lone reporter. Councilor Richard Croy said, “It’s easy enough to cancel a meeting. If we’re lucky and the economy picks up and the university comes to town, we’ll have plenty to do next year.” Go ASU: Rah, rah, rah.

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Record number of foreign exchange students at PHS Payson High School has a record number of foreign exchange students this year. Talk with them and a few things become clear. Almost all love studying art and culinary arts in school and a recent trip to California ranks as the highlight of their journeys. All are also grateful to be here, despite the cost to their families now that the Payson School District charges tuition. Last week at a school board meeting, all expressed gratitude. This is the first year the district has allowed an unlimited number of foreign exchange students and the first time they have charged $5,000 for tuition. The only limitation on foreign exchange students is how many Rim Country families sign up to host a student. Edie Miller, local international exchange coordinator for the Education First Foundation, said

she is always looking for more hosts. For information, contact Miller at (928) 951-4871 or e-mail fralyntam@gmail.com. Albane Demaj of Norway Hosted by Jadyn Walden

Albane says she always dreamed of traveling to America and her parents gave her the goahead to study abroad. Since arriving in Payson, Albane says she loves the smalltown feel and the ease with which she has met people. “People are actually more nice here than in Norway,� she said. “I couldn’t ask for a better host mom and friends.� Her favorite subject in school is history, but she also likes peer counseling. In the future, Albane says she hopes to study psychology at an American college. Chia-Yu Chiu “Edward� from Taiwan/Republic of China

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Growing up in Taiwan, Edward said he was surrounded by American culture. From NBA and MLB on the television, to 500 American fast food restaurants crowded on the small island — the U.S. influence was everywhere. “Taiwan is influenced by American culture very much,� he said. “I think America is closely related to the whole world. That is why I chose to come here.� So have the states lived up to Edward’s ideas? “I love every single person I know here. They are so nice and friendly. When I have any problem, they are glad to help me solve it. Even with vocabulary that I cannot understand they explain it to me patiently,� he said. “I love my American life! By the way,� he added, “I love that I can refill my drink for free!!!� At Payson High School,

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With her 16th birthday around the corner, Fah said she is excited to celebrate it in the U.S. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have any special birthday in my country, so Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m really excited about that,â&#x20AC;? she said. And she is excited to celebrate it with so many new friends. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thank you to my host mom. You are so nice and kind to me, I feel like you are my real mom,â&#x20AC;? she said. And thank you every teacher, everyone in Payson High School â&#x20AC;&#x201C; you guys made my year.â&#x20AC;? Katharina Meule of Germany Hosted by Scott and Janet Nossek

John said he was interested in studying in the U.S. because his sister studied here. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So I want to know how is the life in America.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The people here are so nice, helpful, and funny,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am so glad that I have been chose in Payson. How I wish this could be forever.â&#x20AC;? His favorite class at PHS is physics. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The biggest surprise to me is that at school there is no naptime after lunchtime,â&#x20AC;? he said. John said he definitely wants to attend college in the U.S.

What is the best thing about Payson? For Katharina Meule of Germany, the wide-open sky and country music. The worst thing? Lack of public transportation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I really miss it,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In Germany, I can go everywhere I want with the busses and subways and here I always need a ride. I feel so sorry for my host family that they need to give me a ride so often.â&#x20AC;? So far, she has learned to speak English fluently, made new friends and even visited California. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have a lot of friends who spent their exchange year in America and they said itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s amazing and the culture is so different and interesting, so I decided to go to America,â&#x20AC;? she said.

Cowboys! Emilie says she wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t prepared for that when she arrived in Phoenix. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I still remember walking out of the airport, seeing my family for the first time, and my host dad was wearing a cowboy hat and I thought â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oh man, what am I getting into?â&#x20AC;? Then school started. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When I saw everybody wearing boots to school it would never happen in Denmark, so it was a big surprise for me to see it here, but I love it.â&#x20AC;? Emilie says she also likes that everyone in Payson knows each

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Oliviaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plan to take a jog around Green Valley Lake recently didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go as planned. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had to stop all the time to take pictures of the sunset because it was AMAZING,â&#x20AC;? she said. What else has surprised her about America in general? â&#x20AC;&#x153;It seems like they always want to defend their country, school etc.,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And I am also surprised that so many Americans are really afraid to walk around alone because theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re afraid that someone is going to attack them.â&#x20AC;? Hosted by Trevor and Shelli Creighton

Katja says she likes different ways of life, different classes and different languages. So far, her favorite class at PHS is culinary arts because she is learning how to cook and handle a knife, skills she hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t learned because culinary arts is not offered in Germany. She says she loves living in Payson because it is easy to meet people. Although she does have one criticism: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The people in America are so lazy.â&#x20AC;? Still, Katja said she loves America and encourages everyone to study abroad. Rebecca Marie Karoliussen of Norway Hosted by Kristi Kisler

Marie says she came to the U.S. to learn more about the culture, fine-tune her English and â&#x20AC;&#x153;have the best year of my life with many experiences in this beautiful country.â&#x20AC;? She says she loves the nature surrounding Payson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Many people think it is boring, but I think it has its own beauty,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I also like the people here, they are all so kind.â&#x20AC;? She says she is most surprised at how easy everything is with drive-thru windows all over town, including at the bank, fast food restaurants and the pharmacy. Her favorite subject in school is culinary art. Philine GĂśrzig of Germany

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Patrick Schlerth of Germany canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get enough of American religion. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was really surprised how much fun church in America is with all the youth groups and activities,â&#x20AC;? he said. He said he came to America to learn English, make new friends and learn about the culture. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love about Payson that



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Ask Philine what she loves most about Payson and sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll tell you its nature and mountains. Ask what her favorite class is and things arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t so clear. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really tell what my favorite subject is, I like all of them,â&#x20AC;? she said. After high school, Philine says she plans to attend college and travel around the world.

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Beginning January 1, 2013, higherincome taxpayers will also be subject to a 3.8-percent tax on certain investment income. The tax is on the lesser of net investment income or the excess of modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) attributed to net investment income over a certain threshold amount (i.e., $200,000 filing single/$250,000 married filing jointly). Investments subject to this surtax are taxable interest, capital gains, dividends, nonqualified annuity distributions, royalties and rental income. Exceptions to the surtax are distributions from pensions, 401(k)s and IRAs as well as income generated from municipal bonds.

These distributions, however, will be part of your adjusted gross income (AGI) calculation. A return to higher income tax brackets of 15 percent, 28 percent, 31 percent, 36 percent and 39.6 percent are also scheduled to take effect. Long-term capital gains are expected to return to 20 percent for higherincome taxpayers. Short-term capital gains will be taxed at the increased ordinary income tax rates. Currently, qualified dividends are taxed at 15 percent and ordinary dividends at ordinary rates. This distinction will disappear in 2013, and tax will be paid at ordinary income rates. What actions may be considered now to take advantage of current rates? Consider selling any highly appreciated assets to avoid the increased income tax rates and the additional 3.8percent investment tax. (Don’t forget the alternative minimum tax (AMT) in your calculations. The AMT doesn’t

apply directly to long-term capital gains and qualifying dividends, but you must include them when calculating your taxable income under the AMT). Consider a Roth conversion to minimize the amount of income subject to higher income tax rates in the future. Not only does money held in a Roth IRA grow tax deferred for federal income tax purposes, but distributions are also tax free if certain requirements are met. Take income this year rather than deferring income until next year. General advice for business owners can be to defer income to the following year to help reduce the current income tax obligation. If your organization is taxed as a pass-through entity, you may want to consider accelerating revenue into 2012 to take advantage of the current lower rates. In that same regard, you may wish to defer deductions and capital losses until next year. Tax-free investments may become

more attractive. If you are in a high tax bracket, municipal bonds may offer a better after-tax return (even though taxable bonds may pay higher interest rates). Consider maximizing contributions to IRAs and employer-sponsored retirement plans to reduce AGI below income thresholds (i.e., $200,000 filing single/$250,000 married filing jointly). Tax-deferred nonqualified annuities and permanent life insurance may be advantageous in deferring income that would otherwise be subject to tax. Carrie Dick is a financial adviser at Kevin Dick Investment Management Group, 715 S. Beeline Highway, Suite A. She offers securities and advisory services as an Investment Adviser Representative of Commonwealth Financial Network®, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. She can be reached at (928) 474-4350 or at carrie@kevindickimg.com.

Selling your home during the holidays Is the holiday season a good time to sell your home? Sellers are sometime reluctant to put their home on the market during this time for various reasons. Some do not want interruptions to their holiday REAL ESTATE festivities. Others feel it is better to wait until the New Year as there will likely be more activity and more buyers. In fact, the holiday season may be a time to consider marketing your home. Although we normally Ray Pugel see a decrease in foot traffic and “lookers” for homes during the holidays, that doesn’t seem to have happened this year. Buyers who are in the market are usually serious when looking in December. They have made up their minds to buy and are

not distracted by the seasonal events. If your home is on the market now, you will probably have less competition than you will after January 1st as sellers tend to wait until then to list their homes and there is an influx of properties put on the market. If you decide to put your home on the market now, there are several things you can do to increase your chances with buyers. For example, we have written about curb appeal in the past and first impressions are as critical now as they are at any other time. Put up a few exterior holiday lights and some seasonal decorations. It is not necessary and may even be a distraction if you over do it. A holiday welcome mat at the front door is an inviting touch. Tastefully decorate the interior. Appropriate decorations may help the buyer connect to the home so they may be

reminded of pleasant memories and imagine their own holiday celebrations there. Again, do not overdo the decorations, so that buyers are not overwhelmed by your displays and lose sight of the home. For example, instead of a 10-foot Christmas tree, a 5-foot tree would still give a holiday atmosphere but your home would appear to be more spacious. Clutter of any kind in the home makes it difficult for the buyer to visualize what their presence in the home will look like. If you do put your home on the market, communicate with your real estate agent regarding your holiday schedule. By doing so, your holiday will not be interrupted and your home will be ready to show to prospective buyers at its very best. Ray Pugel is a designated broker with Coldwell Banker Bishop Realty. Contact him at (928) 474-2216.

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I coaxed my 12-year-old daughter, Crystal, away from her computer for a shopping trip this weekend, feeling nostalgic for the cheesy, hand-painted Christmas tree ornaments that have become the ghost of Christmas past dangling on our tree. Passing by the Swiss Village, we noticed a blaze of lights and a bounty of cars. “What’s going on?” I asked. “I have no idea, but look at all the cars!” said Crystal. “Wow! This is huge,” I said, as we pulled in and searched for a parking space. “Look at all the people! What a great story!” With a guilty start, I realized I had neither pen, nor paper, nor camera — like a new mother without a diaper-changing bag. Not pretty. Hopefully, this would prove a neater oversight. In its 34th year, the annual Swiss Village Christmas Lighting draws Rim Country residents from all corners. I saw school teachers and telecommuters, students and babies and, of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus. We finally found a spot in front of Chrisy’s Cottage. Inside, people ogled the adorable tops and jewelry and I struggled to resist a fitted blue coat with white polka dots. The affable storeowners served warm apple cider and cookies. “Oooo, snacks!” said Crystal. Great — welcome to the holiday dinner of sugary snacks. Ah well — go with the flow. We helped ourselves to hot cider and cookies, then meandered. Every storeowner had lights blazing and open doors, with extra staff to take orders — from Back to Basics to the Payson Candle Factory. Live music blared from a stage in the center of the Village. Santa and Mrs. Claus had a line a block long. La Sierra Mexican restaurant served a delicious traditional fruit punch. We spent 90 minutes scoping out presents, working on new Christmas memories — all without a notebook. The next night, we hit it again — this time for Pine’s annual holiday lights celebration. Oddly enough, this time Crystal barely resisted my efforts to drag her out of her room.

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Longtime Rim Country resident Dixie Jones passes away Dixie Lee Jones, aged 78, passed away peacefully on Nov. 23, 2012 in Goodyear, her husband Lee, and sons Austin, Emmett, Sheldon and Kevin were by her side. Mrs. Jones was born Oct. 3, 1934 in Claypool, Ariz. to the late Walter and Laverne Raburn Sanders. Prior to 1900, Dixie’s paternal family moved to the Arizona Territory, making Dixie and her four siblings, John Sanders, Las Vegas, Nev., Walter Sanders, South Carolina, Erma Sanders Lewis, Apache Junction, Ariz. and Jimmy Sanders (deceased 2011), Gisela, Ariz., the fifth generation of her Sanders family to live in Gila County, Ariz. Her great-grandfather Perry Sanders and grandfather James Sanders and his brothers, worked in support industries for construction of Roosevelt Dam in the early 1900s, providing timber from the Sierra Anchas Mountains near Globe and later freighting supplies over the Apache Trail in wagons from Globe to the dam. During the Great Depression, her father, Walter, worked in the Globe area mines, and later working in the construction industry, building the road and state highway infrastructure across Arizona. By 1962 Walter had worked on most of the roads in the state, from Yuma to Sanders. Following a number of moves, evidenced by Dixie having attended 28 grade schools in eight years and eight high schools in three years, the family settled

in Payson in 1950 as Walter was working move to Payson until February. From 1968 on the construction of the Beeline until the final sale of the ranch in 1997, Highway. Dixie worked at the Malt Shop Dixie worked alongside Lee and their on Payson’s Main Street where she boys in working and managing the ranch, caught the eye of the love of her life, Lee wintering on the American Gulch allotAustin Jones, the son of other Arizona ment west of Payson and summering on pioneer families, Claude Austin the Buck Springs Allotment on “Bud” Jones and Myrth Pyle. the Mogollon Rim. In 1973 Lee Lee and Dixie were married and Dixie, in partnership with June 14, 1952, in the Elks Hall in Lee’s brother Stuart, augmentPayson, and lived and worked ed their operation by purchason the ranch with Bud. On ing 400 acres of desert farmland March 18, 1953, Dixie gave birth near Aqua Caliente, Ariz. The to their first son, Austin, in property was developed for forPhoenix, as there was no doctor age, cattle and grand kid proin Payson at the time. Lee and duction, including a log cabin, Dixie Jones Dixie’s second son, Emmett, and sold in 2006 when Lee and was born May 19, 1955, also in Phoenix. Dixie decided it was time to retire. Later that year Lee and Dixie moved Dixie would be up well before dawn to the family to Kingston Ranch, near prepare breakfast for the family, roundup Austin, Nev., where they were partners in crew, friends and family that may be visitthe ranch with Lee’s cousin, Elvin Beard. ing, and would spend the balance of her They sold the ranch and moved back to day in the saddle working cattle, or on the Payson in 1958, and Lee worked with ground branding calves, on the fence line, Raymond Cline in installing the first re-seeding the ridges and draws of the domestic water lines in Payson. Lee and summer permit behind the logging crews, Dixie’s third son, Sheldon was born in or whatever work was required to mainPayson on Oct. 28, 1959. tain the ranch, the cattle and the family. In April 1960, Lee and Dixie bought a Even with the day’s work at hand, Dixie farm and moved to Montrose, Colo., and saw that Lee and the boys (and crews and lived there until February 1968. Kevin, guests) always had a good lunch and dintheir youngest son, was born in Montrose ner sufficient to feed an army. on June 9, 1961. Dixie was very active in her communiLee and Dixie bought the S/\ Ranch ty and the Arizona cattle industry. She from Bud Jones in January of 1968, the was president of the Arizona State year of the Big Snow, which delayed their Cowbelles in 1988 and held office in the

organization for five years. She was president of the Tonto Cowbelles several times before it was disbanded in 1999. Dixie devoted a great deal of her time to the National Beef Cook-off, sponsored by the National Beef Council, promoting beef as a producer and rancher’s wife. These pursuits allowed Dixie to travel to a number of states to judge beef cook-offs, and on three occasions she worked with the famous Julia Child. Dixie assisted in the establishment of the Northern Gila County Historical Society Museum and was a member of the Payson Women’s Club. For many years Dixie sat on election boards in Payson and served on the Payson Pioneer Cemetery Board. Dixie was a member of the Daughters of the Gila County Pioneers, served on that board, and was recognized as their “Woman of the Year” in 2009. While her boys were in school, Dixie was very active in the Payson High School Booster Club. Dixie would be found at nearly every football game, wrestling match, baseball game or track meet that the boys participated in across the state — many times driving cheerleaders, students or parents who otherwise would not have been able to attend. Dixie was an avid Longhorn Booster. Later when Dixie’s grandkids were active in FFA, she helped with barbecues and other fundraising projects to support the Payson chapter. For some 30 years, Dixie assisted

with the Northern Gila County Fair in Pine. In retirement Lee and Dixie spent their winters in the desert near Aqua Caliente, and their summers in Payson and most recently Tonto Basin. Dixie is survived by her husband of 60 years, Lee Austin Jones; her sons, Austin (Julie) of Payson, Emmett (Tiffany) of Gilbert, Sheldon (Corrina) of Naperville, Ill., and Kevin of Coolidge; 10 grandchildren, Rebecca, Bonnie, Robert, Janel, Jolene, Stephanie, Kaleena, Lauren, Sheldon Jr. (Jake) and Amanda; three stepgrandsons, Steven Newbury, Christopher Newbury and Zachary Newbury; and eight great-grandchildren, Geoffrey, Emmalee, Natalee, Derek, Jordan, Cody, Desirae and Jaxson, and preceded in death by Landon in 2010. Also surviving are many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends and neighbors. Memorial contributions be made in Dixie’s name to the American Cancer Society at cancer.org or 1-800-227-2345, and/or the American Diabetes Association at diabetes.org, 1-800-DIABETES. A funeral service will be held for Dixie at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 at Messinger Payson Funeral Home, 901 S. Westerly Rd., with burial following at Payson Pioneer Cemetery. A reception will be held afterward at Messinger’s Community Room.

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Allan Leopold Clarke, 89, went to his heavenly home Nov. 18, 2012. He passed away peacefully in his sleep, surrounded by his family in Payson. He was born April 12, 1923 in Port of Spain, Trinidad, the son of Albert L. Clarke and Bertile H. Clarke. He moved to England in 1946 where he was schooled in the field of engineering at Loughborough University in the town of Leicestershire, England. Mr. Clarke was brought to the United States by Air Research Corporation in 1956 and worked for major American defense contractors as an engineering draftsman and most recently retired from Raytheon in California. He was an avid sailor and built several of his own boats, including the very popular British sailing “Mirror Dinghy” and the sloop rigged “Y-Flyer.” After racing and

winning many sailing competitions with the Lockheed Sailing Club, he and his wife, Inge-Lise upgraded to larger cruising class sailboats and spent many years sailing up and down the California coast. In the 1990s they sold their boats and purchased a motor home. They then began their travels across the United States and Canada and moved to Payson in 2007. They ended their motor homing journeys in 2010. Mr. Clarke was preceded in death by his mother, father and daughter, Melanie S. Clarke. He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Inge-Lise T Clarke; sister, Barbara Lee; daughter, Jillian W Clarke; son, Glenn R Clarke; and stepdaughter, Lori A. Gilliland and her husband David of Payson. Mr. Clarke’s wishes were to be cremated with his ashes scattered at sea.

Mary Elaine Burns Lange (1926-2012) Mary Lange was born Oct. 10, 1926 and died peacefully at home Nov. 24, 2012. She came to Phoenix with her parents, Oscar and Mary Burns, as a child. She and her brothers and sister attended the Alhambra and Phoenix Union School Districts in the pre-World War II era, when Phoenix youngsters comfortably walked from house to house meeting up with friends to enjoy activities in their front yards and neighborhood parks. Mrs. Lange often told how she and her best friend, Elsa, regularly walked from downtown Phoenix to Papago Park, saving their bus money to rent and ride horses at the stables there. Following those humble horseback experiences, Mary became an accomplished equestrian and much later in life rode on the Gila County Sheriff’s Posse, as well as owning and stabling her own horses in Payson. An excellent athlete, Mrs. Lange played softball as a girl and was invited to try out for an early professional women’s team as a young adult. She bowled competitively throughout her life until recently, winning the gold medal for her age group in the Arizona

Senior Olympics bowling. All those who knew and loved Mrs. Lange will attest that she was a special, memorable person and will enjoy sharing many details, memories and stories of her life. While living in Payson, Mary worked for the Gila County Probation Department and later worked and retired from the Payson Unified School District. She returned to Phoenix in 2009 to enjoy the company of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is survived by, and will be missed by her son, William Maltby; daughters, Katheryn Hedges and Lee Rejsa; her granddaughters, Amy Hanson (Jamie), Sarah Rejsa, Vivian E. Sweatt and Jeannette Sweatt-Lockhart; grandsons, Eric Maltby and Christopher Maltby (Linda); great-grandchildren, Matthew, Tristan, Kaylee, Emily and Ashley. A memorial service will be held at 9 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 at Majestic Rim Senior Apartments Chapel, 310 E. Tyler Pkwy. The graveside service is 2 p.m., Saturday at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, 2300 W. Van Buren Rd., Phoenix.

Joyce Eileen Gant, 83, passed away on Nov. 13, 2012, at Paradise Valley Hospital in Phoenix, following a short illness. Mrs. Gant was born in Decatur, Ill., the second child of Herbert and Blanche Antrim. Growing up during the Great Depression of the 1930s molded her into a strong, but loving and caring young woman. She and Travis Gant, her husband of 32 years, were married in Tucson in 1950. Mr. Gant’s civil engineering career led the family from several towns in Arizona, to the Ford Proving Ground in Romeo, Mich., and back to Arizona where they settled in Globe in 1962. There Mrs. Gant raised her two children, assisted her husband in his engineering business, and was a well-known and loved member of the Globe community, including the First Presbyterian Church of Globe and the Order of Eastern Star. After losing her husband to cancer in 1982, Mrs. Gant pursued a career with Columbia Artists Management in 1984 as a regional representative for the Community Concerts organization, for whom she had previously served as a volunteer in Globe. She was able to fulfill her lifelong love of music and the arts, while traveling extensively throughout the western U.S. and to New York City to preview musical performances. She enjoyed serving the Tonto

Community Concerts Association in Payson from 1985 until 1994. She moved to Phoenix in 1990 and retired in 1998. Through her business trips to the East Coast, Mrs. Gant became reacquainted with Dale Minor, cousin of her late husband, and a strong bond formed. Mr. Minor was her loving and devoted life partner for 20 years, having moved west to join her in Phoenix in 2004. Mrs. Gant was preceded in death by her parents, husband and older brother, Herb. She is survived by partner, Dale Minor; daughter, Leslie Irvine and her husband Jack; son, Jonathan and his wife Candace; honorary daughter, Paula Cunningham; two younger siblings, David Antrim and Susan Tinsman and their families; grandchildren, Paula Scott, Heather Crow, Derek and Elizabeth Nixon; and greatgranddaughter, Kylee Kepler. Mrs. Gant was loved by friends and family and her outgoing, gracious and positive outlook will be missed by all, writes her family. A memorial service will be held at the Chapel at Pinnacle Presbyterian Church, 25150 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1. Donations may be made in Mrs. Gant’s name to the music ministry at First Presbyterian Church, 318 S. Hill St., Globe, AZ 85501 or Pinnacle Presbyterian Church of Scottsdale, AZ 85255.

Thomas Chafey (1951-2012) Thomas Chafey, 60, of Burns; son, Rick Chafey; and Strawberry, passed away Nov. 18, grandchildren, Tommy, Brendan, 2012. He was born Nov. 21, 1951 Jake, Ryan, Sami and Allison. in Elizabeth, N.J. Funeral services will be held He was an avid craftsman; at 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 29 at most recently refinishing antique Valley of the Sun Mausoleum furniture. He spent most of his Chapel, 10940 E. Chandler business career owning a food Heights Rd., Chandler. service and catering business. Memorial contributions may He and his wife Beth raised be made to Hospice of the Valley, their family in Gilbert. 1510 E. Flower, Phoenix, AZ Mr. Chafey is survived by his 85014 or the American Cancer wife, Beth; daughter, Charissa Society.

Madeline Tomasicchio passed peacefully into the arms of the Lord on Nov. 18, 2012 under the loving care of her daughter, JoAnn, friends, and The Frontier House staff. She was born Oct. 25, 1910, in New York City to Filomena and Michele Lomazzo, the oldest of six children. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Leo; her brothers, Nicholas and Leo; and her sisters, Mary and Jenny. She is survived by her four children, JoAnn Marlin of Payson, Phyllis Altieri of Auburndale, Fla., Louise Halpern (David) of Raleigh, N.C. and Joseph Tornasicchio of Sedona; sister, Olga Pagano of Lynbrook, N.Y.; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; many nieces and nephews; and long-time family friend, John Morgan. Working at 14 to help support her family forced her to put her dream of becoming a teacher on hold. Unfortunately, that dream was never realized by a formal education. However, living for 102 years certainly provided her many opportunities to teach any number of people any number of things over the years. She emulated her parents’ philosophy about life and gained

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Latter-day Saints in Pine. Greer, an electrician as well as board treasurer, has volunteered Earlier in a Nov. 15 board meeting, Greer admitted that he used to work on several district projects without pay and has been heavthe Visa card inappropriately just minutes before fellow member ily praised for his contributions. Tom Weeks shocked the audience by revealing he had come across He argues that he used the card, which several board members charges that he believed were not district related. didn’t know existed, to purchase materials for a project he was volAmong those questionable charges Weeks pointed unteering on. out was $441 to Bass Pro Shop, another to Native The use of the PSWID credit card for non-district New Yorker restaurant in Show Low and others. “No harm was done ... purposes, he maintains, was simply an accident. After being confronted by Weeks at the board it was stupid and I “I carry multiple cards and somehow that one got meeting, Greer expressed regret saying “it will never used ... it was not intentional,” he said. “Also somerecognize the mistake, times my employees use my cards and when they happen again.” Lovetro called Greer’s use of the card both “seri- but nobody got hurt ask which one, I tell them ‘Whatever one that ous” and “stupid.” works.’” and I didn’t break Following the meeting, the Payson Roundup The Visa credit card statement for June, which obtained district credit card statements for the past any law.” was the month the district experienced a massive year that show Greer charged $9,007.20. Most of the Mike Greer water outage and that Greer used his electrical statements involving questionable charges had PSWID treasurer experience to help correct, shows 17 charges, many hand-written notes saying Greer had not provided of them for gasoline. receipts. On the statement is a handwritten note, “All board expenses and Greer says not turning in the receipts was simply an oversight. “I materials for church vault” and “per Mike Greer.” have mountains of receipts at home, I guess I’d have to go through The “church vault” is the booster pump housing at the LDS them.” church. Greer has also admitted that he made charges that were not Although Greer says all charges on that statement were for the legitimate and issued a reimbursement check to PSWID for church project, the bill included a $31.85 charge at Sidewinders in $2,299.33. Pine, a local watering hole. The credit card statements obtained by the Roundup show Greer Although Greer has admitted misusing the credit card, he argues, reimbursed the district $926.69 for charges on the district’s Aug. 13 statement, $660.11 for charges made on the Sept. 13 statement and $712.53 for charges on an Oct. 13 statement. Among the charges he was apparently reimbursing were $70 and $22 to Native New Yorker, $15 to JB’s Restaurant, $11.70 and $6.35 to McDonald’s, $23 to Safeway Stores, $27.22 to Early Bird Café and the $441.97 to Bass Pro Shops. The three statements include other charges along with handwritten notes indicating the charges were for district projects such the housing of booster pumps located at the Church of Jesus Christ of

Abuse case delayed From page 1A why probation had included that information since it has nothing to do with the current case. DeBrigida said he also objected to statements made by a probation officer including this one: “The cruel and vicious manner in which these offenses were committed demonstrates there is another side to this woman, one who could be easily triggered to commit an unconceivable act of brutality leaving a tender young victim physically and emotionally harmed.” DeBrigida said, “We take exception to that judge and there are people that would testify to the contrary.” Cahill said while some of the probation officer’s statements were unnecessary, he still didn’t think it was a good reason to postpone sentencing. Furthermore, Cahill said he would base his sentencing on the evidence, not some probation officer’s ramblings. “That is just a probation officer speaking and I don’t know

why that is in there, but why does that give you the right to not have a sentencing when it has been long scheduled?” Cahill said. “I can’t guess as to what your honor is going to consider important or not important in the presenting report,” DeBrigida said. DeBrigida added that he did not appreciate that Sarah’s ex and the child’s father had waited until the last minute to submit a written statement. He said he could provide statements from Sarah’s family and friends that contradict his claims, but needed more time. Visibly frustrated, Cahill relented. “It is a fact that people have used this (the presentencing report) to dump all sorts of garbage all over the defendant,” Cahill said. “I think it is only fair that Ms. Ryan have a chance to respond to these materials that you waited until the last minute to submit.” Cahill rescheduled the sentencing for 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 10 in Payson.

Prop. 118 nets $8 million From page 1A Most of the money generated from Prop. 204 would have gone to school districts struggling with the lowest per-student spending in the U.S. Voters approved the original one-cent sales tax in 2010 and gave the Legislature control over the money, but the tax will expire in 2013. The Legislature later opted to save about half of the money generated by the tax this year. Ducey said that he anticipates up to $8.4 million from the voterapproved Proposition 118 will go to K-12 education. Hitchcock said anything will help, given funding declines in recent years. “Of course we’re thrilled if the $8 million-plus comes to education this year, (but) we have to temper our thrill by realizing that even if the full amount were distributed on a per-student basis, the PUSD share would be about $9 a student or just over $20,000 for the year.” Arizona maintains perhaps

the lowest per-student spending in the country. The 2010 Census showed that Arizona spends an average of $7,848 per student, while the national average is $10,615. Since then, Arizona has cut its K-12 school spending more sharply than any other state, according to national reports. This has resulted in larger class sizes in elementary schools, curriculum stagnation, teacher reduction in forces, frozen salaries, facility degradation, and deep cuts to extracurricular activities. Hitchcock suffers no illusion about any extra funds from the state. “Finally, my skepticism continues as we know that too often new revenue is identified for education has been used to supplant, rather than supplement the amount of the final distribution,” he said. “Hopefully, sometime in May or June when we get a final number for our budget, we will be able to celebrate increased funding for education.”

“No harm was done ... it was stupid and I recognize the mistake, but nobody got hurt and I didn’t break any law.” He also contends that it was he, rather than Weeks, who first brought the matter to the attention of the district. “I found the problem and I reported it ... I didn’t try to hide it.” Weeks says that’s not true and that he accidentally discovered the misuse. Weeks said he decided to immediately make it public at a board meeting to insure transparency. He insisted Greer admitted to the misuse of the card only after he found out the issue was going to be made public. Other aspects of the case remain unclear. For instance, two board members must sign checks to pay the credit card statements. The district has not explained which board members signed off on the charges or whether they saw the details of the billings. Lovetro has refused to discuss the incident saying any talks would violate the open meeting law. However, the Roundup has asked for copies of the payment checks. Several residents have called for Greer’s resignation, including Sam Schwalm, who will take a seat on the board in January. However, board member Don Smith disagrees. “His resignation is a personal choice by him for ethical reasons and should not reflect pressure from other board members.” While the entire incident remains in limbo, the board has called a special meeting for Dec. 6. Smith apparently believes there will be a large turnout telling Lovetro, “You may need more space than the PSWID office.”


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Football field becomes stage to remember Centennial High School in Corona, Calif. has produced several Division I football stars including Arizona State University’s standout defensive lineman Will Sutton. At the school this week, however, the story line is not about major college football players or those who have made headlines in pro ball. Rather it’s about the head coach’s daughter, 17-year-old senior Sami Logan, receiving the opportunity to play quarterback and completing an 18-yard pass to wide receiver Jordan Dye during a football game against Roosevelt High. While some may have thought the pass was a ploy or publicity stunt, it actually was planned as a tribute to both Sami’s and Jordan’s mothers. Both teenagers lost their moms to breast cancer and because October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the two hatched up the pass as a way to pay respect to their mothers. Sami told the media after the game that cancer was a horrible, horrible disease and she and Jordan wanted to do a tribute to their mothers and also raise awareness of the fight against cancer. Sami’s father, who was at first reluctant, finally went along with the idea, but by rule had to have his daughter practice in full pads for two weeks to be eligible to enter the game. During those practices, he gave her three plays to master. Before the game, Roosevelt High School coaches and administrators were told of the tribute and agreed to go along with it, but not pull any punches. Roosevelt coach Tony Barile instructed his team to treat Sami as any other player and to not ease up. Cheap shots, however, would be severely dealt with, he said. Sami entered the game late midway through the fourth quarter with Centennial leading 51-14. Probably nervous, she misread the first play call from the sidelines resulting in an incomplete pass intended for Jordan. On the second play, however, she unleashed an almost perfectly executed spiral over the middle that was corralled by Jordan. Seeing the pass and catch, the standing room only crowd erupted into cheers, applause and robust rounds of high fives On the next play, Centennial scored on a 15-yard TD run allowing Sami and Jordan to trot victoriously back to the bench where they were greeted with hugs and rounds of congratulations from their teammates. After the game, Jordan told others he knew in his heart that his mother had seen him make the

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Former Payson High School wrestling stars R. C. LaHaye and Larry Wilbanks are on the cutting edge of building a mat dynasty at Grand Canyon University. LaHaye, the Antelopes’ head coach and team founder, hooked up with Wilbanks, an assistant coach, to lead the team last year to the third place finish in the Division II National Championships. This year, in a preseason poll of Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Coaches, GCU received all eight first place votes. “We had Much of the current some very success of the program can be attributed solid and to the presence of 125- influential pound Kyle McCrite coaches and 149-pound Bobby growing up Ward. Last year, McCrite in Payson.” defeated Augustanta’s R. C. LaHaye Cody Lensing to win GCU wrestling the national championship and set a GCU single season record with 38 victories. Ward was third in the NCAA finals and is the defending super region champion. At the onset of this season, the GCU program received a big time boost with the addition of four-time Arizona State Champion Kory DeBerry, who transferred in from ASU. Most impressive about GCU’s rise to fame is that the program is basically in its infancy, having been founded just five years ago by LaHaye. Wilbanks, LaHaye’s longtime friend, joined the GCU staff as an assistant coach early in the team founding process. Each season under the two former Longhorns, the team has gotten better. “We went from 18th the first year, to seventh, to third in the nation and next year expect to win a national title,” LaHaye said. “We are still building, we have improved every year.” Longtime wrestling fans will remember that while at Payson High School, LaHaye was one of the finest wrestlers to ever pass through the storied Longhorn program. He finished with a 130-9 record and was a contender for most valuable wrestler at just about every prep tournament in which he competed. After winning three state championships at PHS, he accepted a scholarship to Western State where he continued his career. Wilbanks, the 4A state champion as a

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Calling the Lady Longhorn basketball team’s season-opening win over Globe a blowout would be an understatement. It was, rather a shutout as the Lady Tigers failed to score a single point in Payson’s stunning 51-0 victory. Shutouts in high school basketball are about as rare as a Tea Party member casting a vote for Barack Obama, but as infrequently as they occur, the PHS girls can boast of having one in their resumé. So what does the landslide win mean for the PHS girls? Is Globe that bad or Payson that good? The answers won’t be known until further down the schedule road, but the win allowed second-year coach Jen White to give all her roster all-important playing time. In the win, Payson led 14-0 after the first quarter, tacked on 37 points in the second and cruised to the easy “W.” Offensively, junior Arianna Paulson — who last spring pitched the Lady Longhorns softball team to its finest season ever and a state semifinal berth — paced PHS with a team high 13 points on 4-of-7 shooting. She was also 5-of-6 from the free throw line. Harley Turney, who White named the Player of the Game, finished with 12 points despite not reaching the charity stripe. Freshman Arissa Paulson, Arianna’s younger sister, contributed eight points, as did Lani Donnell. Arissa was also a monster on the boards against Globe corralling a game high 15 rebounds. When she wasn’t hauling in rebounds she was the consummate defender with four steals and two blocked shots. Since middle school, coaches and fans have praised Arissa as a player who could become one of the high school program’s finest ever. One game into the season, she’s living up to the hype. Arianna hooked up with her sister to help PHS totally control the glass with eight rebounds, second only to her sister. Marcy Ward, before fouling out, contributed five points, seven rebounds, one block, steal and assists. While the game was a landslide win for the Lady Horns, White will undoubtedly be focused on improving overall floor play knowing the team committed 24 turnovers, which against a better team than Globe, would be difficult to overcome. The Lady Horns return to the hardwood today, Nov. 27, in Wilson Dome against Mogollon Heber. Game time is 5:30 p.m. Because the clash will be the Lady Mustangs’ season opener, not much is known about the team except that it is very young, with five freshmen and two sophomores on the 13-player roster. The team finished 4-17 last year under Coach Tim Slade, who has been replaced by Tracy Kaminski.

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Payson High School teacher George Conley and his son Daniel turned the 30th Annual El Tour de Tucson bicycle race into a highly memorable bonding adventure. “Our riding time took 5:54 and it was great for me to have so much quality father and son time,” George said. “I loved watching the expression on other riders’ faces when they noticed Daniel’s hair flowing in the wind when he and I passed them.” As a PHS student and competitive rider, Daniel was quickly recognized by his long red hair, now accompanied by a short beard. Although George and Daniel have competed in previous El Tour de Tucson events, those were 60-mile races. This year, they entered the 85-mile segment. “We decided to kick it up a notch,” George said. Daniel graduated two years ago from Payson High School and is now enrolled at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff where he is a sophomore majoring in secondary education and math. “He earned a tuition waiver for exceeding all of his AIMS tests and he is a (dormitory) resident assistant, so he gets a free dorm (room) and meal plan as payment,” said George. “Who knows, maybe he will end up

teaching math at Payson High.” As a junior at PHS three years ago, Daniel pedaled his way to his goal of some day becoming a national champ. The then 16-year-old cyclist earned the elusive title at the USA Cycling 24-hour Mountain Bike National Championships held near Moab, Utah. There, he was the starring member on the Quadruple Gnar four-person team that finished first in the Men’s Junior Class and 12th overall among the 50 teams competing. In the race, Conley’s relay team completed 19 seven-mile laps, never resting during the 24-hour time period. The race began at noon on a Saturday and ended at noon on Sunday. Earlier that year while competing in USA Cycling National Mountain Bike Cross Country Championships near Granby Ranch, Colo. he was ninth in the elite Category 1, Men’s 15-16-years division. His time of 1:53.34 over a 17.8-mile course was just 8-plus minutes off the overall winner’s pace. Also that year, Conley won the Mountain Bike Association of Arizona State Championship in the Category 1, Men’s 15-18 division amassing 403 points during the eightrace series. See Father, page 6B

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Payson High School teacher George Conley and his son Daniel turned the 30th Annual El Tour de Tucson bicycle race into a highly memorable bonding adventure. George said. “I loved watching the expression on other riders’ faces when they noticed Daniel’s hair flowing in the wind when he and I passed them.”


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ORGANIZATIONS The Loyal Order of the Moose meetings are at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. The Women of the Moose meet at 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at the lodge. Anyone interested in community service hours may call the lodge at (928) 474-6212.

Viviano, program coordinator for the American Parkinson Disease Association Information & Referral Center. All active and retired federal employees are invited to attend. Please remember to bring a nonperishable food item for the Payson Food Bank. For more information, please call Dale at (928) 468-6227.

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A Course in Miracles Study Group meets from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and from 10:30 a.m. to noon Thursdays. Participation is by donation. Call (928) 478-6928.

Senior Circle The Payson Senior Circle, 215 N. Beeline Highway, has scheduled the following events. • Nov. 28 — 11:30 a.m., Lunch and Learn with Dr. Peter Zonakis, who will talk about the course of history that has been affected by ear, nose and throat dis- Peter Zonakis eases. Call (928) 472-9290 for reservations. • Dec. 5 — The Lunch and Learn on liver disease has been postponed until Jan. 9. • Dec. 8 — Bake sale, 8:30 a.m. to noon.

NARFE meeting The Mogollon Chapter 1235 of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees will hold its monthly no host luncheon and meeting Wednesday, Nov. 28 beginning at 11:30 a.m. and ending at 1:30 p.m. at Tiny’s Restaurant at 600 E. Highway 260, Payson. This month, the guest speaker is Thomas

Soroptimist International of Zane Grey Country meets at noon every Wednesday at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260. For more information, please contact Sandi Scott, (928) 978-4748 or Audrey Wilson, (928) 472-9380.

Payson Area Singles This group has no dues. Its Tuesday Morning Breakfast Bunch meets at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260, every week at 9 a.m. to visit and plan future activities. On the calendar: Wednesday Nov. 28 — 2 p.m., at the Old Strawberry School House on Fossil Creek Road in Strawberry, Duke Wilbanks will speak on Pioneer Days in Rim Country, followed by warm Dutch Oven cobbler. A head count is needed, so call Nadine at (928) 476-4659 if you are coming and for information about the group.

Bridge results Winners at Tuesday Bridge Club Nov. 20 were: Mary Kemp, first; Betty da Costa, second; Kay Hutchinson, third. Play is at 12:15 p.m. every Tuesday at Rim Country Health and Retirement Community. Area residents and guest are welcome. Please call Mary Kemp at (928) 468-1418 for reservations and information. Winners in Wednesday Duplicate Bridge for Nov. 21 were: Alice Bond

and Carolyn Caddy, first; Steve and Judy Fox, second; Harry and Joan Young, third. For information and reservations, please call Kay Hutchinson at (928) 474-0287.

New Hope Grief Support Group The New Hope Grief Support Group is for those who have lost a spouse. It meets from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Senior Circle, 215 N. Beeline Highway, Payson. For more information, call (928) 472-9290.

Weight Watchers Weight Watchers meets at 5 p.m. every Wednesday at the Masonic Lodge, 200 E. Rancho Road (next to the fire station). For further information, call 1800-651-6000.

Kiwanis The Kiwanis meet from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. every Thursday at Tiny’s Family Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260. The Young Professionals meet at 5:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays at Macky’s Restaurant. To learn more, contact Mike Clark at (928) 476-3283.

TOPS #373 TOPS Chapter 373 meets at Shilow Christian Fellowship Hall, 502 E. Rancho Road every Thursday. Weigh-in starts at 7:20 a.m., with the meeting at 8:30 a.m. For more information, contact Ilona Swenson at (928) 472-3331.

Payson Tea Party The Payson Tea Party meets every Thursday night (except holidays) at Tiny’s Family Restaurant, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. There are great speakers and/or great interac-

tion each week on local, state and federal issues. All are welcome. Call (928) 468-1131 for more information.

Breakfast for a Buck Ponderosa Bible Church’s Men’s Breakfast for a Buck is at 8 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 1. First, the great news: Keith Talley is back safely from hunting to prepare a breakfast of sausage gravy and biscuits, plus a fruit bowl, coffee and juice, all for just $1. More great news: Bob Kepler has a special message entitled, “Lean not on your own understanding.” Payson’s Ponderosa Bible Church is at 1800 N. Beeline. Bring friends so they can also enjoy this time of good food and fellowship.

American Legion Riders The Payson American Legion Riders’ next meeting is Saturday, Dec. 1 at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260. Breakfast is at 9:15 a.m.; with a business meeting to follow at 10 a.m. Major topics to be discussed include the appointment of a Communications Officer; planning for the 2013 visit to Arizona by the UK Wounded Warrior Riders. Interested parties are welcome to attend. For more information, call Tonto Rim Post at (928) 474-6969.

Write for Rights December is Human Rights Awareness Month. Join local Amnesty International human rights activists as they prepare for the world’s largest letter-writing event — the International Write a Thon, on Dec. 8. Help shine a light on human rights issues in the community and throughout the world. For more information, call Penny at (928) 978-1268.

Alcoholics Anonymous

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Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held Monday through Sunday at 8 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. (Rule 62) at 434 S. Beeline Highway Suite A, Payson; Tuesday and Thursday, 7 p.m. (Back to Basics) at St Philips Church, 511 St. Philips Street (Knights of Columbus room, side building); Monday and Tuesday, 6 p.m. at Men’s Step House, 107 E. Airline Blvd., Payson; and Sunday and Monday, 7 p.m. (Living Sober), 408 W. Main St., Suite 11 (rear entrance). An Alcoholics Anonymous UNITY meeting takes place at 6 a.m. every Monday and at 7 p.m. every second Saturday at 600 E. Highway 260 #14. There is handicap access. AA meetings may be open discussion or closed meetings. For more information, call the Alcoholics Anonymous 24-hour phone service at (928) 474-3620 or visit www.paysonaa.com.

Nar-Anon is a 12-step program designed to help relatives and friends of addicts recover from the effects of living with an addicted relative or friend. In Payson, the group meets from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday at 408 W. Main St., #11 (around the back of the building). For more information, call Maxine at (602) 568-8747.

Alanon Do you have a loved one or friend with a drinking problem? Do you feel as if you need some support living with the alcoholic in your life? Then please join us for an Alanon meeting. There is help. We meet at every Monday at 6 p.m. in the St. Philip’s Church Parish Hall and at 1 p.m. every Wednesday at the Star Valley Southern Baptist Church on East Highway 260. For more information, please call Lynn at (928) 472-8961.

Celebrate Recovery Celebrate Recovery is a group for those with hurts, habits and hang-ups. Celebrate God’s healing power through eight recovery principles and Christ-centered 12 steps. Meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. Mondays at Mountain Bible Church. For more information, call (928) 472-7800.

ACA meeting Do you have alcoholism or dysfunction in your family? Maybe ACA is for you. The only requirement for membership in ACA is a desire to recover from the effects of growing up in an alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional family. Open meetings are from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday at Canal Senior Apartments Resident Lounge, Main Entrance, 807 S. Westerly, Payson.

Christ-Centered Recovery Christ-Centered Recovery group meets at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Calvary Chapel Payson, 1103 N. Beeline Highway. The group uses a faith-based discipleship program called One Step to Freedom. The purpose is more than to merely free dependent persons from their dependency on drugs, alcohol, or other substances, including overeating or gambling; it is also designed to bring people into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ. This is done by breaking down the strongholds that have kept members chained to an unproductive and destructive lifestyle. Childcare is provided. Call (928) 468-0801 for more information.

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APARTMENTS FOR RENT Positively Payson

Call Cindy at (928) 472-9238 or email tontooaksapts@yahoo.com Furnished 2Br/1Ba Apt. on 2.5 Acres, Sleeps 4 to 6 w/Kitchenette, $750.mo + 1/3 Utilties, 928-951-3756 or 480-390-4098 Longhorn Apts. 401 W. Frontier. 1/Bdrm 3/4/Ba. W/D, D/W, Upstairs Apt.,Central air/heat. Storage shed. Pets-Ok, $500/mo + $500/dep, 928-978-1331.

Find what you’re looking for or sell what you’re tired of looking at in the Payson Roundup Classifieds Call 474-5251 ACROSS 1 Not quite direct, as a flight 8 Stallions, e.g. 14 Trees of Lebanon 20 Inhale and exhale 21 It’s aimed at 22 Mountain ridge east of Jerusalem 23 Retail VIP conked on the head? 25 Words after “Frankly” 26 Like lemons 27 Furry friend 28 Hurts badly 30 Nutrition std. 31 Good for something 34 Group of five people drunk on sherry? 38 Not connected to the Internet 41 Covered the feet of 42 Rebuff rudely 43 Steinway with a wood finish? 45 1965 hit for the Yardbirds 49 Former Disney chief Michael 50 Klee’s output 51 Wall St. debuts 54 Done in the manner of 55 “Cómo ___ usted?” (Sp. greeting) 56 Rte. with tolls 58 Shop that only sells filleted meat? 62 With 63-Across, what a sailor breathes in 63 See 62-Across 64 Vital blood lines 65 “Hasta -!” (Sp. sign-off) 66 Barnes & Noble that’s too small for its flow of customers? 71 Owl’s claw 73 Cleans with elbow grease 74 Stockholm’s land: Abbr. 75 Orange tuber 78 Cash shown in film shots? 80 “Dies ___” (Lat. hymn) 82 Utah lily 83 “Chances - ...” ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE

333 N. McLane Large 1-2 Bedrooms QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD WASHER & DRYER WOODBURNING FIREPLACE COVERED PARKING • PET FRIENDLY CLOSE TO RUMSEY PARK & LIBRARY

HOMES FOR RENT Bonus Move-In 1/2 of 1st Month, Nice 3Br/2Ba, Site Built Home, w/Loft, in Payson, Nice Yard w/Covered Deck, Backs to National Forest, Extra Storage Shed, Includes All Appliances, No Smoking or Pets, $850.mo + Dep. 928-595-4024 Duplex in Town: Master Suite, 2Br/1Ba, W/D, Fireplace, One Year Lease, Must Qualify, Smoking/Pets-No $800.mo + Utilities 928-978-3016

Call Caroline 928-472-6055

Call for Move in Special

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

HOMES FOR RENT 1BDR/1BA HOME $475/Mo, $475/Dep. Available Now, NEAR HOSPITAL! Also Downstairs of Home, 1,000sf, $525.p/m + Dep. Mark 928-951-3439 Ted 480-694-4044

1Br/1Ba All Electric, Covered Deck, Water/Sewer & Trash Included, $425.mo 928-595-1227 1Br/1Ba w/Bonus Room Log Cabin in Payson, Good Size Kitchen, Carport, Wood Floors, $550.p/m + Utilities, Call 602-670-1340 2BDR/2BATH HOME Dining Room, Large (450sq.ft.) Family Room, w/Fireplace, Stove, Refrigerator, Evap Cooler, W/D, 8150 Barranca,Mesa Del, $640/month 928-474-8833

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, .36 Acre Fenced Yard, $950.mo. 2Br/1Ba, Fenced Yard, 1-Car Garage, $775.mo 928-970-0634 between 3pm & 6pm 4Br/2ba, 1-1/4 acre of horse property, 2700sf, Private Location, Beautiful Views, $1500.mo, First/Last Mo. + Sec. Dep. 928-978-0589 Alpine Village Home in Quiet Cul-de-sac, Walk to Park, 2Br/2Ba, Hot Tub in Fenced Back Yard, Finished Garage, New Paint, New Carpet, $1100.mo 928-478-0922 ALPINE VILLAGE, Large two-story, 3Bdrm/2.5Ba. New paint, Decks, Slate-Tile/Wood Floors, Wood-burning stove. 600 W. Forest. Rumsey park area. $1,050/mo. 602-620-0396. Avail.12/1 for Hassle Free Holidays, Cute 2Br/1Ba Corner Lot, Covered Parking, Storage, D/W, W/D. $750.mo + Dep. 928-970-2773 or 928-978-5707 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, $895.mo 602-763-4397

MOBILES FOR RENT 1Br/1Ba Fully Furnished, W/D, All Electric, Water/Sewer/Garbage Included, $400.mo + $400 Dep. 928-472-8564 or 928-978-1444

MOBILE/RV SPACES 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, $1450.mo 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, 3Br/2Ba 2 Car Detached Garage, 3rd of Acre Fenced, $1000.mo + $1000.Dep. Avail. Dec. 1st, 602-513-2245 Large Clean Studio, Furnished/Unfurnished, All Utilities Paid by Landlord, Basic Cable, Call Don 978-3423 NEWER 3BR/2BA Home In Woodhill Subdivision. Available Dec 1 , All Appliances, Fenced Yard, Covered Patio. No Smoking, $1000. Owner/Agent 928-474-4417

2Br/2Ba Dinette, Den, Refrigerator, Stove, 2 Storage Sheds 200 W. Chateau Circle, Pets-No, $850.p/m + Dep. 626-287-4104 3bd/2ba Home (3yrs old) Forest Park Subdivision avail for sale or lease. Cul-de-sac,great family neighborhood,close to Schools No-smoking/pets. $1000.mo 928-978-1629

Woodhill 3Bd/2Ba, Garage, Culdesac, fireplace, A/C, $1100.mo; Payson North 2Bd/1Ba, Culdesac, New Flooring, $700.mo, Pets?, Lease?, 928-978-2373 Owner/Agent.

2Br/2Ba Dble wide, in a Quiet Secluded R.V. Park, $650.mo + Tax & Dep. Smoking/Pets-No, Cable Included + Covered Parking 928-474-8222.

COMMERCIAL FOR RENT Office or Retail Space Lowest Rates In Payson Private Bath,500 sq.ft. On Upgraded Remodeled Units, 1 Month Rent Free 602-616-3558

HOMES FOR RENT RENT/LEASE Option $650.mo 3BD/1BA, Remodeled, Move-in Ready, Next to Forest, Fenced, Fruit Trees, 928-978-2192

One Bedroom Wing in Exclusive Home, Private Entrance, Smoking/Pets-No, Optional Discount for Housekeeping, BackGround Check 928-978-6505 Payson’s Best View: 3Br,2Ba $800.mo, $760 if Received before the first, 119 E. Pine St. 928-474-4000 for Info/Showing Pine. 1Br/1Ba View, Porch, Wood Stove, D/W, W/D, Fence .78 acre, Garden, Chicken Set-up, Pets Welcomed, Mo-Mo. $550.mo + Utilities, 928-951-1641 Prudential Rentals 1x3 Tuesday

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609 S. Beeline Hwy. Payson, AZ 85541 474-5276 www.paysonrentals.com

RESIDENTIAL RENTALS 101 N. Mogollon Dr., 3BD, 2BA . . . . . . $1000 207 E. Longhorn, 3BD, 2BA . . . . . . . . . . $895 2602 W. Palmer, 3BD, 2.5BA . . . . . . . . . $895 401 E. Alpine Dr., 3BD, 2BA . . . . . . . . . . $875 112 E. Pine St., 3BD, 2BA. . . . . . . . . . . . $860 306 E. Drowsey Cir., 2BD, 2BA . . . . . . . $675 1005 S. Palomino, 2 BD, 2BA. . . . . . . . . $650 614 N. Ponderosa #B, 2BD, 2BA. . . . . . $600 207 E. Longhorn #3, 1BD, 1BA . . . . . . . $550 200 W. Aero #2, 1BD, 1BA . . . . . . . . . . . $525

COMMERCIAL LEASE SPACE 1500 Bravo Taxiway 405 W. Main St., #B 16333 N. Hwy. 87 in Rye 408 W. Main St.

RV/MOTOR HOME SPACE Quiet Strawberry 2Br/1Ba,1236sf, Office, Laundry, Appliances, 2-Car Garage, Fenced .64 Acre, $750.mo + Dep. Call for Vacation Rental Rates 928-476-4333

LOW SPECIAL RATES STARTING @ $275/MO In TOWN, CLOSE to everything! Payson Campground & RV Resort 808 E. HWY 260 928-472-2267 Nice and clean travel trailers for rent at Mountain Shadows R.V. Park. Lot space, water, sewer and trash are included for only $380. a month. Walking distance to downtown Payson with onsite manager, laundry facilities and wifi. Call Shawn at 928-474-2406 R/V Space Available

Lazy D Ranch RV Park

It’s a nice place to live!

RV Sites Available (max 36’) Quiet and Friendly neighbors.

Please call John at 928-474-2442 3655 E Hwy 260, Star Valley AZ Rye RV Park: 1 Bedroom, $275. - $450. Per Month, Laundry on Site, Water/Trash Included. Spaces $200. Mo. 602-502-0020

LEGAL NOTICES 14735: 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27/2012; NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE File ID. #12-12805 Smyers Notice is hereby given that David W. Cowles, Attorney at Law, as trustee (or successor trustee, or substituted trustee), pursuant to the Deed of Trust which had an original balance of $111,500.00 executed by Daniel S Smyers and Phyllis L Smyers, husband and wife as joint tenants with right of survivorship, 361 N Sunset Circle Payson, AZ 85541 , dated January 31, 2007 and recorded February 9, 2007, as Instrument No./Docket-Page 2007-002004 of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Gila County, State of Arizona, will sell the real property described herein by public auction on January 4, 2013 at 11:00 AM, at the front entrace to the County Courthouse, 1400 East Ash, Globe, AZ., to the highest bidder for cash (in the forms which are lawful tender in the United States and acceptable to the Trustee, payable in accordance with ARS 33-811A), all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and more fully described as: Lot 6, JAKE’S CORNER MOUNTAIN VIEW UNIT ONE, according to Map No. 320, records of Gila County, Arizona. The street address/location of the real property described above is purported to be: 361 N Sunset Circle Payson, AZ 85541. Tax Parcel No.: 304-38-006 1. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The beneficiary under the aforementioned Deed of Trust has accelerated the Note secured thereby and has declared the entire unpaid principal balance, as well as any and all other amounts due in connection with said Note and/or Deed of Trust, immediately due and payable. Said sale will be made in an “as is” condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided therein, and the unpaid principal balance of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as proved in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts

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39 Bichon ___ (dog breed) 40 In dreamland 41 Royal title 44 Islamabad’s land: Abbr. 46 Ogle 47 “Shake ___!” 48 Large mil. alliance 51 Taken with 52 Apex 53 West Texas city 57 Spectrum producers 58 Hockey’s Orr 59 Top Olympic medals, in Madrid 60 Hand lotion additive 61 Classic Karel Capek play 63 Secretary of education Duncan 64 Together, in music 67 Cargo unit 68 M.Sgt. and T.Sgt. 69 Cubic Rubik 70 Sing shrilly 71 Pre-World War I ruler 72 Back 40 unit 76 “It’s ___!” (delivery room cry) 77 Haut ___ (high society) 79 “I think, therefore I am” thinker 80 The lens is behind it

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LEGAL NOTICES created by said Deed of Trust Current Beneficiary:Bank of America, NA; Care of/Servicer: Bank of America/Fidelity Bank of America, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd Simi Valley, CA 93063; Current Trustee: David W. Cowles 2525 East Camelback Road #300 Phoenix, Arizona 85016 (602) 255-6000. Dated: 10/04/2012 /S/David W. Cowles, Attorney at Law, Trustee/Successor Trustee under said Deed of Trust, and is qualified to act as Successor Trustee per ARS Section 33-803 (A) 2, as a member of the Arizona State Bar. STATE OF ARIZONA, County of Maricopa. This instrument was acknowledged before me on 10/04/2012, by DAVID W. COWLES, Attorney at Law, as Trustee/Successor Trustee. /S/Mary P. Dobos, Notary Public Commission expiration is 10/22/2014. NOTICE: This proceeding is an effort to collect a debt on behalf of the beneficiary under the referenced Deed of Trust. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Unless the loan is reinstated, this Trustee’s Sale proceedings will result in foreclosure of the subject property. A-FN4318587 11/06/2012, 11/13/2012, 11/20/2012, 11/27/2012 14744: 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27/2012; NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE File ID. #12-42138 Hardee Notice is hereby given that David W. Cowles, Attorney at Law, as trustee (or successor trustee, or substituted trustee), pursuant to the Deed of Trust which had an original balance of $83,686.00 executed by Angela Hardee, an unmarried woman, 328 South High Street Globe, AZ 85501 , dated October 29, 2007 and recorded October 31, 2007, as Instrument No./Docket-Page 2007-018359 of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Gila County, State of Arizona, will sell the real property described herein by public auction on January 16, 2013 at 11:00 AM, at the front entrace to the County Courthouse, 1400 East Ash, Globe, AZ., to the highest bidder for cash (in the forms which are lawful tender in the United States and acceptable to the Trustee, payable in accordance with ARS 33-811A), all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and more fully described as: Lot 5, Block 33, of GLOBE TOWNSITE, according to the plat of record in the office of the county recorder of Gila County, Arizona, and more particularly described as follows: BEGINNING at a point on the West side of High Street, a distance of 277.75 feet North from the Southeast corner of said Block 33; THENCE Northerly along the West side of High Street, a distance of 55.55 feet; THENCE Westerly and parallel with Maple Street, a distance of 112.5 feet; THENCE Southerly and parallel with High Street, a distance of 55.55 feet; THENCE Easterly and parallel with Maple Street, a distance of 112.5 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. The street address/location of the real property described above is purported to be: 328 South High Street Globe, AZ 85501. Tax Parcel No.: 208-02-191 8. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The beneficiary under the aforementioned Deed of Trust has accelerated the Note secured thereby and has declared the entire unpaid principal balance, as well as any and all other amounts due in connection with said Note and/or Deed of Trust, immediately due and payable. Said sale will be made in an “as is” condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided therein, and the unpaid principal balance of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as proved in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust Current Beneficiary:Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.; Care of/Servicer: Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Inc 3476 Stateview Boulevard, MAC #X7801-014 Fort Mill, SC 29715; Current Trustee: David W. Cowles 2525 East Camelback Road #300 Phoenix, Arizona 85016 (602) 255-6000. Dated: 10/16/2012 /S/David W. Cowles, Attorney at Law, Trustee/Successor Trustee under said Deed of Trust, and is qualified to act as Successor Trustee per ARS Section 33-803 (A) 2, as a member of the Arizona State Bar. STATE OF ARIZONA, County of Maricopa. This instrument was acknowledged before me on 10/16/2012, by DAVID W. COWLES, Attorney at Law, as Trustee/Successor Trustee. /S/Mary P. Dobos, Notary Public Commission expiration is 10/22/2014. NOTICE: This proceeding is an effort to collect a debt on behalf of the beneficiary under the referenced Deed of Trust. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Unless the loan is reinstated, this Trustee’s Sale proceedings will result in foreclosure of the subject property. A-4320259 11/06/2012, 11/13/2012, 11/20/2012, 11/27/2012 14745: 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27/2012; NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE File ID. #12-14284 Sanchez Notice is hereby given that David W. Cowles, Attorney at Law, as trustee (or successor trustee, or substituted trustee), pursuant to the Deed of Trust which had an original balance of $163,161.00 executed by Jose L. Sanchez and Katie L. Sanchez, husband and wife as community property with right of survivorship, 103 East Sunbeam Driv. Payson, AZ 85541 , dated September 22, 2008 and recorded September 26, 2008, as Instrument No./Docket-Page 2008-012640 of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Gila County, State of Arizona, will sell the real property described herein by public auction on January 17, 2013 at 11:00 AM, at the front entrace to the County Courthouse, 1400 East Ash, Globe, AZ., to the highest bidder for cash (in the forms which are lawful tender in the United States and acceptable to the Trustee, payable in accordance with ARS 33-811A), all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and more fully described as: Lot 45, STAR VALLEY VISTA, According To Map No. 222, Records Of Gila County, Arizona. The street address/location of the real property described above is purported to be: 103 East Sunbeam Driv. Payson, AZ 85541. Tax Parcel No.: 302-61-045. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The beneficiary under the aforementioned Deed of Trust has accelerated the Note secured thereby and has declared the entire unpaid principal balance, as well as any and all other amounts due in connection with said Note and/or Deed of Trust, immediately due

LEGAL NOTICES and payable. Said sale will be made in an “as is” condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided therein, and the unpaid principal balance of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as proved in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust Current Beneficiary:EverBank; Care of/Servicer: Everhome Mortgage Company 8100 Nations Way Jacksonville, FL 32256; Current Trustee: David W. Cowles 2525 East Camelback Road #300 Phoenix, Arizona 85016 (602) 255-6000. Dated: 10/17/2012 /S/David W. Cowles, Attorney at Law, Trustee/Successor Trustee under said Deed of Trust, and is qualified to act as Successor Trustee per ARS Section 33-803 (A) 2, as a member of the Arizona State Bar. STATE OF ARIZONA, County of Maricopa. This instrument was acknowledged before me on 10/17/2012, by DAVID W. COWLES, Attorney at Law, as Trustee/Successor Trustee. /S/Mary P. Dobos, Notary Public Commission expiration is 10/22/2014. NOTICE: This proceeding is an effort to collect a debt on behalf of the beneficiary under the referenced Deed of Trust. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Unless the loan is reinstated, this Trustee’s Sale proceedings will result in foreclosure of the subject property. A-4320576 11/06/2012, 11/13/2012, 11/20/2012, 11/27/2012 14746: 11/13, 11/20, 11/27, 12/4/2012; NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE File ID. #12-10360 Boughey Notice is hereby given that David W. Cowles, Attorney at Law, as trustee (or successor trustee, or substituted trustee), pursuant to the Deed of Trust which had an original balance of $34,200.00 executed by Paul R. Boughey, an unmarried man, 5922 Morrow Avenue Miami, AZ 85539 , dated September 22, 2005 and recorded September 28, 2005, as Instrument No./Docket-Page 2005-018025 of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Gila County, State of Arizona, will sell the real property described herein by public auction on January 11, 2013 at 11:00 AM, at the front entrace to the County Courthouse, 1400 East Ash, Globe, AZ., to the highest bidder for cash (in the forms which are lawful tender in the United States and acceptable to the Trustee, payable in accordance with ARS 33-811A), all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and more fully described as: Lot 4 and the North half of Lot 5, Block 3, of COBRE VALLEY TOWNSITE, according to the plat of record in the office of the County Recorder of Gila County, Arizona, recorded in Map No. 56. The street address/location of the real property described above is purported to be: 5922 Morrow Avenue Miami, AZ 85539. Tax Parcel No.: 206-09-018C. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The beneficiary under the aforementioned Deed of Trust has accelerated the Note secured thereby and has declared the entire unpaid principal balance, as well as any and all other amounts due in connection with said Note and/or Deed of Trust, immediately due and payable. Said sale will be made in an “as is” condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided therein, and the unpaid principal balance of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as proved in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust Current Beneficiary:CitiMortgage, Inc.; Care of/Servicer: CitiMortgage, Inc. 1000 Technology Drive O’Fallon, MO 63368-2240; Current Trustee: David W. Cowles 2525 East Camelback Road #300 Phoenix, Arizona 85016 (602) 255-6000. Dated: 10/11/2012 /S/David W. Cowles, Attorney at Law, Trustee/Successor Trustee under said Deed of Trust, and is qualified to act as Successor Trustee per ARS Section 33-803 (A) 2, as a member of the Arizona State Bar. STATE OF ARIZONA, County of Maricopa. This instrument was acknowledged before me on 10/11/2012, by DAVID W. COWLES, Attorney at Law, as Trustee/Successor Trustee. /S/Mary P. Dobos, Notary Public Commission expiration is 10/22/2014. NOTICE: This proceeding is an effort to collect a debt on behalf of the beneficiary under the referenced Deed of Trust. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Unless the loan is reinstated, this Trustee’s Sale proceedings will result in foreclosure of the subject property. A-FN4320824 11/13/2012, 11/20/2012, 11/27/2012, 12/04/2012 14748: 11/13, 11/20, 11/27, 12/4/2012; NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No: B538639 AZ Unit Code: B FNMA Loan#: 1709280829 Loan No: 204527603/JOHNSON Min No: 100025500000326841 AP #1: 301-64-127 T.D. SERVICE COMPANY OF ARIZONA, as duly appointed Trustee under the following described Deed of Trust WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (in the forms which are lawful tender in the United States), all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust Dated April 29, 2009, Recorded May 5, 2009 as Instr/Seq No. 2009-005195 in Book —- Page —- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of GILA County; ARIZONA said Deed of Trust describes the following property: LOT 127, THE PORTAL PINE CREEK CANYON 3, ACCORDING TO MAP NOS. 586 THROUGH 586C, RECORDS OF GILA COUNTY, ARIZONA. The street address is purported to be: 5100 N HILLTOP DRIVE, PINE, AZ 85544 Said sale of property will be made in “as is” condition without convenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances. Said sale will be held on: JANUARY 2, 2013, AT 11:00 A.M. AT THE FRONT ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1400 E. ASH STREET, GLOBE, AZ 85501 ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL BALANCE: $361,000.00 NAME AND ADDRESS OF BENEFICIARY: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP ATTN: FORECLOSURE DEPARTMENT 400 NATIONAL WAY SIMI VALLEY, CA 93065 NAME AND ADDRESS OF ORIGINAL TRUSTOR: SANDRA L JOHNSON 5100 N HILLTOP DRIVE PINE, AZ 85544-0000 NAME, AD-

LEGAL NOTICES DRESS AND TELEPHONE NUMBER OF CURRENT TRUSTEE: T.D. SERVICE COMPANY OF ARIZONA, 4000 W. Metropolitan Drive, Suite 400, Orange, CA 92868 (800) 843-0260 ALL INQUIRIES REGARDING THIS FORECLOSURE ACTION SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO: Bank of America Attn: Foreclosure Department 400 National Way Simi Valley, CA 93065 (800) 669-6650 Date: September 26, 2012 T.D. SERVICE COMPANY OF ARIZONA as said Trustee, By KIMBERLY COONRADTD’AMBROSIO, ASST SECRETARY The successor Trustee appointed herein qualifies as a Trustee of the Trust Deed in the Trustee’s capacity as an Escrow Agent, as required by Arizona Revised Statutes Section 33-803, Subsection A. NAME OF TRUSTEE’S REGULATOR: ARIZONA STATE BANKING DEPARTMENT The Beneficiary may be attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained may be used for that purpose. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If available, the expected opening bid and/or postponement information may be obtained by calling the following telephone number(s) on the day before the sale: (714) 480-5690 or you may access sales information at www.tacforeclosures.com/sales TAC# 960581 PUB: 11/13/12, 11/20/12, 11/27/12, 12/04/12 14749: 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27/2012; TS No.: AZ-12-529399-JB Order No.: 120323892-AZ-GTO Notice of Trustee’s Sale The following legally described trust property will be sold, pursuant to the power of Sale under that certain Deed of Trust dated 1/22/2004 and recorded 02/05/2004 as Instrument 2004-001902, in the office of the County Recorder of GILA County, Arizona at public auction to the highest bidder: Sale Date and Time: 1/14/2013 at 11:00 AM Sale Location: At the main entrance to the Gila County Courthouse, 1400 E. Ash Street, Globe, AZ 85501 Legal Description: THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN THE CITY OF PAYSON, COUNTY OF GILA, STATE OF ARIZONA, TO-WIT: LOT 1, OF GREER ADDITION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT OF RECORD IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF GILA COUNTY, ARIZONA, RECORDED IN MAP NO. 85. TAX ID#: 304-08-026 BY FEE SIMPLE DEED FROM MICHAEL CLAIR WALKER, HUSBAND OF BRIDGET ELLEN WALKER, DEALING WITH HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY AS SET FORTH IN INSTRUMENT NO. 2000 11380 AND RECORDED 8/21/2000, GILA COUNTY RECORDS. THE SOURCE DEED AS STATED ABOVE IS THE LAST RECORD OF VESTING FILED FOR THIS PROPERTY. THERE HAVE BEEN NO VESTING CHANGES SINCE THE DATE OF THE ABOVE REFERENCED SOURCE. Purported Street Address: 416 WEST FRONTIER STREET PAYSON, AZ 85541 Tax Parcel Number: 304-08-026 Original Principal Balance: $76,962.00 Name and address of Current Beneficiary: Wells Fargo Bank, NA C/O WELLS FARGO BANK 1 Home Campus X2504-017 Customer Service Des Moines, IA 50328 Name(s) and Address(s) of Original Trustor(s): BEVERLY ANN GARCIA , AN UNMARRIED WOMAN 416 WEST FRONTIER STREET, XXX, PAYSON, AZ 85541 Name and Address of Trustee/Agent: Quality Loan Service Corporation 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 Phone: (866)-645-7711 Sales Line: 714-573-1965 Login to: w w w. p r i o r i t y p o s t i n g . c o m AZ-12-529399-JB The successor trustee qualifies to act as a trustee under A.R.S. §33-803(A)(1) in its capacity as a licensed Arizona escrow agent regulated by the Department of Financial Institutions. If the sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid to the Trustee. This shall be the Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary, the Beneficiary’s Agent, or the Beneficiary’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS OFFICE IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. Dated: 10/3/2012 QUALITY LOAN SERVICE CORPORATION By: Mauro Guzman, Assistant Secretary State of California County of San Diego On 10/3/2012 before me, Michele A. Kittinger, a Notary Public, personally appeared Mauro Guzman, who proved to me on the basis of satisfactory evidence to be the person(s) whose name(s) is/are subscribed to the within instrument and acknowledged to me that he/she/they executed the same in his/her/their authorized capacity(ies), and that by his/her/their signature(s) on the instrument the person(s), or the entity upon behalf of which the person(s) acted, executed the instrument. I certify under PENALTY OF PERJURY under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing paragraph is true and correct. WITNESS my hand and official seal. Signature Michele A. Kittinger (Seal) MICHELE A. KITTINGER COMM. # 1850324 NOTARY PUBLIC-CALIFORNIA SAN DIEGO COUNTY My Commission Expires MAY 22, 2013 P998149 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27/2012 14753: 11/13, 11/20, 11/27/2012 NOTICE OF INTENTION TO GRANT THE RENEWAL OF A NON-EXCLUSIVE NON-PUBLIC WATER FRANCHISE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the COLLINS RANCH WATER USERS’ ASSOCIATION has filed with the Board of Supervisors of Gila County, Globe, Arizona, an Application for Franchise, pursuant to A.R.S. 40-283 for the 15-year renewal of a non-exclusive, non-public service franchise to provide domestic and residential water to its member homes. The service area is known as Collins Ranch, Payson, Arizona, and is located in the unincorporated area of Gila County. The franchised area is approximately 126.3 acres in size and is more specifically described as follows: SW 1/4, SW 1/4, of Section 29, and N 1/2, NW 1/4, Section 32, T. 11 1/2 N, R. 11 1/2 E, G and S.R.B. and M., Gila County, Arizona. NOTICE IS HEREBY

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2012

LEGAL NOTICES

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GIVEN that the Board of Supervisors intends to grant the renewal of this Franchise for a period of fifteen (15) years. The public hearing will take place at 10:00 a.m. on December 4, 2012, in the Supervisors’ Auditorium, Gila County Courthouse, 1400 E. Ash Street, Globe, Arizona. All interested parties and the public are invited to attend at this location or by ITV (interactive television) at 610 E. Highway 260, Board of Supervisors’ Conference Room, Payson, Arizona. If on or before such date more than fifty percent of the qualified electors of the County petition the Board of Supervisors to deny such privilege, it shall do so, and any privilege granted against such petition shall be void. Dated at Globe, Gila County, Arizona this 8th day of November 2012. Sheppard, Clerk

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14756: 11/20, 11/27, 12/4, 12/11/2012; NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE File ID. #11-29513 Hinrichs Notice is hereby given that David W. Cowles, Attorney at Law, as trustee (or successor trustee, or substituted trustee), pursuant to the Deed of Trust which had an original balance of $95,400.00 executed by Marilyn Hinrichs and Kenneth D Hinrichs, wife and husband, 513 East Bonita Street Payson, AZ 85541 , dated June 1, 2003 and recorded August 15, 2003, as Instrument No./Docket-Page 2003-014239 of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Gila County, State of Arizona, will sell the real property described herein by public auction on January 18, 2013 at 11:00 AM, at the front entrace to the County Courthouse, 1400 East Ash, Globe, AZ., to the highest bidder for cash (in the forms which are lawful tender in the United States and acceptable to the Trustee, payable in accordance with ARS 33-811A), all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and more fully described as: Lot 39, of MOGOLLON RIM ADDITION PLAT TWO, according to the Plat of record in the office of the County Recorder of Gila County, Arizona, recorded in Map No. 150. The street address/location of the real property described above is purported to be: 513 East Bonita Street Payson, AZ 85541. Tax Parcel No.: 304-04-040A. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The beneficiary under the aforementioned Deed of Trust has accelerated the Note secured thereby and has declared the entire unpaid principal balance, as well as any and all other amounts due in connection with said Note and/or Deed of Trust, immediately due and payable. Said sale will be made in an “as is” condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided therein, and the unpaid principal balance of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as proved in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust Current Beneficiary:CitiMortgage, Inc.; Care of/Servicer: CitiMortgage, Inc. 1000 Technology Drive O’Fallon, MO 63368-2240; Current Trustee: David W. Cowles 2525 East Camelback Road #300 Phoenix, Arizona 85016 (602) 255-6000. Dated: 10/18/2012 /S/David W. Cowles, Attorney at Law, Trustee/Successor Trustee under said Deed of Trust, and is qualified to act as Successor Trustee per ARS Section 33-803 (A) 2, as a member of the Arizona State Bar. STATE OF ARIZONA, County of Maricopa. This instrument was acknowledged before me on 10/18/2012, by DAVID W. COWLES, Attorney at Law, as Trustee/Successor Trustee. /S/Mary P. Dobos, Notary Public Commission expiration is 10/22/2014. NOTICE: This proceeding is an effort to collect a debt on behalf of the beneficiary under the referenced Deed of Trust. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Unless the loan is reinstated, this Trustee’s Sale proceedings will result in foreclosure of the subject property. A-FN4323791 11/20/2012, 11/27/2012, 12/04/2012, 12/11/2012 14757: 11/27, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18/2012; NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE File ID. #12-14046 Tipton Notice is hereby given that David W. Cowles, Attorney at Law, as trustee (or successor trustee, or substituted trustee), pursuant to the Deed of Trust which had an original balance of $140,000.00 executed by Deborah Tipton, an unmarried woman, 4960 North Wolf Trail Strawberry, AZ 85544 , dated September 6, 2007 and recorded September 10, 2007, as Instrument No./Docket-Page 2007-015195 of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Gila County, State of Arizona, will sell the real property described herein by public auction on January 29, 2013 at 11:00 AM, at the front entrace to the County Courthouse, 1400 East Ash, Globe, AZ., to the highest bidder for cash (in the forms which are lawful tender in the United States and acceptable to the Trustee, payable in accordance with ARS 33-811A), all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and more fully described as: Lots 24 And 25, Strawberry Ranch Four, According To Map No. 308, Records Of Gila County, Arizona. The street address/location of the real property described above is purported to be: 4960 North Wolf Trail Strawberry, AZ 85544. Tax Parcel No.: 301-08-025A. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The beneficiary under the aforementioned Deed of Trust has accelerated the Note secured thereby and has declared the entire unpaid principal balance, as well as any and all other amounts due in connection with said Note and/or Deed of Trust, immediately due and payable. Said sale will be made in an “as is” condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided therein, and the unpaid principal balance of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as proved in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust Current Beneficiary:PennyMac Mortgage Inv Trust Holding I; Care of/Servicer: PennyMac Loan Services, LLC 6101 Condor Drive, Suite 300 Moorpark, CA 93021; Current Trustee: David W. Cowles

2525 East Camelback Road #300 Phoenix, Arizona 85016 (602) 255-6000. Dated: 10/29/2012 /S/David W. Cowles, Attorney at Law, Trustee/Successor Trustee under said Deed of Trust, and is qualified to act as Successor Trustee per ARS Section 33-803 (A) 2, as a member of the Arizona State Bar. STATE OF ARIZONA, County of Maricopa. This instrument was acknowledged before me on 10/29/2012, by DAVID W. COWLES, Attorney at Law, as Trustee/Successor Trustee. /S/Mary P. Dobos, Notary Public Commission expiration is 10/22/2014. NOTICE: This proceeding is an effort to collect a debt on behalf of the beneficiary under the referenced Deed of Trust. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Unless the loan is reinstated, this Trustee’s Sale proceedings will result in foreclosure of the subject property. A-4327828 11/27/2012, 12/04/2012, 12/11/2012, 12/18/2012 14758: 11/20, 11/27, 12/4/2012 SUPERIOR COURT OF ARIZONA GILA COUNTY In the Matter of the Estate of NORMA JEAN MEEHAN (x) an Adult, Case Number: 201200085 NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF INFORMAL APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND/OR INFORMAL PROBATE OF A WILL NOTICE IS GIVEN THAT: 1. PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE: Vincent C. Meehan, has been appointed Personal representative of this Estate on Oct. 31, 2012, 8171 W. Camino Real, Payson, AZ 85541. 2. DEADLINE TO MAKE CLAIMS: All persons having claims against the Estate are required to present their claims within four months after the date of the first publication of this Notice of the claims will be forever barred. 3. NOTICE OF CLAIMS: Claims must be presented by delivering or mailing a written statement of the claim to the Personal Representative at 8171 W. Camino Real, Payson, AZ 85541. 4. NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT: A copy of the Notice of Appointment is attached to the copies of this document mailed to all known creditors. DATED: Nov. 13, 2012, /s/ Vincent C. Meehan, Vincent C. Meehan, Personal Representative. 14761: 11/27, 12/4, 12/11, 12/16/2012; NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE ARIZONA TS No. 11-0050850 Title Order No. 110316632AZGTO APN No. 302-70-251A The following legally described trust property will be sold, pursuant to the power of sale under that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on 06/14/2006, as Instrument Number 2006-010149, Book N/A, Page N/A, in the records of Gila County, Arizona, at public auction to the highest bidder: At the front entrance to the Gila County Courthouse, 1400 East Ash Street, Globe, AZ on 02/07/2013 at 11:00 AM of said day. LOT 251, PAYSON NORTH UNIT FIVE, ACCORDING TO MAP NO. 480,RECORDS OF GILA COUNTY, ARIZONA. APN No. 302-70-251A The Deed of Trust and/or Beneficiary provide the following purported property location: 421 EAST TIMBER, PAYSON, Gila County, AZ 85541 Said sale will be made for cash, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note secured by said Deed of Trust, which includes interest thereon as provided in said note, advances, if any under the terms of said Deed of Trust, interest on advances, if any, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and

LEGAL NOTICES of the trust created by said Deed of Trust. The original sum of the note is $193,600.00. Trustee will accept only cash or cashier’s check for reinstatement or price bid payment. Reinstatement payment must be paid be-fore five o’clock P.M on the last day other than a Saturday or legal holiday before the date of the sale. The Purchaser at the sale, other than the beneficiary to the extent of his credit bid, shall pay the price no later than five o’clock P.M. of the following day, other than a Saturday or legal holiday. Name and Address of Original Trustor: RAMIREZ, JORGE C, 421 EAST TIMBER, PAYSON, AZ 85541 Name and Address of Current Trustee: RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., 2380 Performance Dr, TX2-984-04-07 Richardson, TX 75082 FOR INFORMATION/SALE INFORMATION CALL: (800) 281-8219 Name and Address of Current Beneficiary: DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE FIRST FRANKLIN MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2006-FF13, MORTGAGE PASS- THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-FF13,, 400 National Way, SIMI VALLEY, CA 93065 PHONE: (800) 669-6650 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. IS THE CURRENT TRUSTEE. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. QUALIFIES AS A TRUSTEE OF THE TRUST DEED UNDER ARIZONA REVISED STATUTES SECTION 33-803, SUBSECTION A.5., BECAUSE IT IS A NATIONAL ASSOCIATION REGULATED BY THE OFFICE OF THE COMPTROLLER OF THE CURRENCY(“OCC”) DATED: 10/31/12 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. As Trustee BY: Robin Porter, Assistant Vice Presi-dent State of: Texas ) County of: Tarrant ) On 10-31-12 before me Jean Yarborough, personally appeared Robin Porter, Assistant Vice President, know to me (or proved to me on the oath of or through ——-) to be the person whose name is subscribed to the foregoing instrument and acknowledged to me that he/she executed the same for the purposes and consideration therein expressed. Witness my hand and official seal. Jean Yarborough Notary Public’s Signature THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. THE DEBT SET FORTH ON THIS NOTICE WILL BE ASSUMED TO BE VALID UNLESS YOU DISPUTE THE DEBT BY PROVIDING THIS OFFICE WITH A WRITTEN NOTICE OF YOUR DISPUTE WITHIN 30 DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE, SETTING FORTH THE BASIS OF YOUR DISPUTE. IF YOU DISPUTE THE DEBT IN WRITING WITHIN 30 DAYS, WE WILL OBTAIN AND MAIL VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT TO YOU. IF THE CREDITOR IDENTIFIED IN THIS NOTICE IS DIFFERENT THAN YOUR ORIGINAL CREDITOR, WE WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH THE NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR IF YOU REQUEST THIS INFORMATION IN WRITING WITHIN 30 DAYS FEI # 1006.153982 11/27/2012, 12/04/2012, 12/11/2012, 12/18/2012 14762: 11/27, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18/2012; Trustee’s Sale No.: 6284-242 Notice Of Trustee’s Sale Recorded: 10/22/2012 The following legally described trust property will be sold, pursuant to the power of sale under that certain Deed of Trust with Paul H. Rasmussen and Carol F. Rasmussen, husband and

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LEGAL NOTICES wife, as Trustor, and The Stockmen’s Bank, as Beneficiary, dated March 10, 2005, and recorded on March 10, 2005, at Document No. 2005-003765, Official Records of Gila County, Arizona, at public auction to the highest bidder at the front entrance to the County Courthouse, 1400 East Ash Street, Globe, Arizona, on February 5, 2013, at 10:00 o’clock A.M.: Lot 14, Sky Park Industrial, according to Map No. 570, records of Gila County, Arizona (the “Property”). Together with all existing or subsequently erected or affixed buildings, improvements and fixtures, all easements, rights of way and appurtenances, all water and water rights flowing through, belonging or in any way appertaining to the Property and all of Trustor’s water rights that are personal property under Arizona law, including without limitation all type 2 nonirrigation grandfathered rights (if applicable), all irrigation rights, all ditch rights, rights to irrigation district stock, all contracts for effluent, all contracts for Central Arizona Project water, and all other contractual rights to water, and together with all rights (but none of the duties) of Trustor as declarant under any presently recorded declaration of covenants, conditions and restrictions affecting the Property; and all other rights, royalties, and profits relating to the Property, including without limitation all minerals, oil, gas, geothermal and similar matters. National Bank of Arizona is the successor-by-merger to The Stockmen’s Bank and is the current beneficiary of the Deed of Trust referenced herein. Property Address – The Property is purported to be located at 1400 W. Red Baron Road, in Payson, Gila County, Arizona. Tax Parcel Number – 302-77-014. Original Principal Balance – $276,000.00. Dated this 19th day of October, 2012. By /s/ Kevin R. Merritt Manner of Trustee qualification: Pursuant to A.R.S. § 33-803(A)(2), Member of the State Bar of Arizona. Name of Trustee’s licensing body: State Bar of Arizona. Name and Address of Beneficiary: National Bank of Arizona 6001 North 24th Street Phoenix, Arizona 85016 Name and Address of Original Trustor: Paul H. Rasmussen Carol F. Rasmussen 716 W. Sherwood Drive Payson, Arizona 85541 Name and Address of Current Trustor: Jennifer J. Smith, as Trustee of the Carol F. Rasmussen Trust dated March 11, 2011, and as Personal Representative of the Estate of Carol F. Rasmussen 204 North Stagecoach Pass Payson, Arizona 85541 Name, Address and Phone Number of Trustee: Kevin R. Merritt Gammage & Burnham P.L.C. Two North Central Avenue, 15th Floor Phoenix, Arizona 85004 (602) 256-0566 State Of Arizona ) ) ss. County of Maricopa ) This instrument was acknowledged before me this 19th day of October, 2012, by Kevin R. Merritt, Trustee. /s/ Jackie Benton Notary Public (Notary Seal) Expires 01/14/2016 14763: 11/27, 11/30, 12/4/2012 NOTICE (for publication) ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION HAVE BEEN FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE ARIZONA CORPORATION COMMISSION FOR I. Name: JMD ENTERPRISES, LLC L-1796448-3 II. The address of the known place of business is: 1210 Marissa Circle, Payson, AZ 85541. III. The name and street address of the Statutory Agent is: Kaylene Egbert, 1210 Marissa Circle, Payson, AZ 85541. A. [X] Management of the limited liability company is vested in a manager or managers. The names

LEGAL NOTICES and addresses of each person who is a manager AND each member who owns a twenty percent or greater interest in the capital or profits of the limited liability company are: Kaylene Egbert, (x) member, 1210 Marissa Circle, Payson, AZ 85541. 14764: 11/27, 11/30/2012 NOTICE OF SALE OF CONTENTS OF ABANDONED MOBILE HOME NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the following item of personal property will be sold at public sale to the highest bidder: Description of Property: Miscellaneous furniture, furnishings, appliances and decorative items located in living room, kitchen, bedrooms, and porch of mobile home. Date of Sale: December 6, 2012 Place of Sale: 703 E. Frontier St., # 22 Payson, AZ 85541 Time of Sale: 10:00 A.M. Name of Operator: Cedar Grove Mobile Home Park The Operator reserves the right to bid at said sale and if its bid is the highest, to purchase said property. Said property is located at the address shown above as the place of sale. The above described property shall be offered for sale pursuant to A.R.S. §33-1370 (E). The proceeds from the sale will be applied to the cost of sale and to the lien, and any money that remains will be disposed of as provided in A.R.S. §33-1370 (E). DATED: November 21, 2012 Cedar Grove Mobile Home Park By: /s/illegible 11/27, 11/30/12 CNS-2412779# 14765: 11/27, 12/4, 12/11/2012 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF ARIZOAN IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF GILA In the Matter of the Estate of A.J. Flores, Deceased. Case No.: PB2012-00088 NOTICE TO CREDITORS: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Arlene L. Flores has been appointed Personal Representative of this Estate. All persons having claims against the Estate are required to present their claims within four months after the date of the first publication of this notice or the claims will be forever barred. Claims must be presented by delivering or mailing a written statement of the claim to the Personal Representative at Arlene L. Flores, c/o Ryan K. Hodges, Jackson White, PC, 40 N. Center St., Suite 200, Mesa, AZ 85201. DATED 10/30/12. /s/ Arlene L. Flores, Arlene L. Flores, JACKSON WHITE, /s/ Ryan k. Hodges, By: Ryan K. Hodges, No. 026639.

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PAYSON ROUNDUP SPORTS TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2012

Payson teen takes PP&K state crown BY

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Rim Country Middle School eighth-grader Kenneth Ayres passed, punted and kicked his way to the NFL PP&K 14-15-years boys Arizona state championship by racking up 333 points. As stellar as the teen’s performance was at University of Phoenix Stadium on Sunday, Nov. 25, his mother, Leslie FletcherAyres, doesn’t think the points he garnered were enough to earn him a spot in the national championships. “I think it would have taken 360 to 370 points to go to nationals,” she said. Of the three events — punt, pass and kick — the teen’s performance came up short in the kickoff partly because he is left footed and PP&K officials didn’t have a left foot kicking tee available. Doing well in state PP&K competitions is nothing new for Ayres who finished second twice in the Seattle Seahawks Washington state competition. At the time, he and his family lived in Alaska. His first runnerup finish was as a 9-year-old and his second was as an 11-year-old when he came up two inches short of winning the state title. In addition to excelling on the gridiron, Ayres is a standout soccer player and a member of the Arizona State Olympic Development team. Having interests in both football and soccer means when Ayres becomes a freshman, he must decided which sport to compete in because the two seasons run concurrently. “I think he will play school football because he will be able to also play on the Olympic Development team,” his mother said. Last season, he played on the Rim Country Middle School eighth grade football team. Ayres advanced to the Arizona championships contested in the home of the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale by virtue of winning both the Payson and northern sectional championships. He won the Payson title with an effort of 333 feet, 9 inches. At the sectional competition in Flagstaff, he won by racking up 343 feet. About Punt, Pass and Kick

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Rim Country Middle School eighth-grader Kenneth Ayres passed, punted and kicked his way to the NFL PP&K 14-15-years boys Arizona state championship by racking up 333 points. or her cumulative total for the three individual skills. The PP&K competition allows boys and girls, ages 6 to 15 years, to showcase their football skills in punting, passing and placekicking. Scores are based on distance and accuracy. The program has a storied history in Payson that includes attracting some of the town’s finest young athletes into its ranks. Among the most successful of the competitors was current Lady Longhorn soccer coach Amy Wilcox, who won four Payson PP&K championships. In 2000, she captured the sectional crown and advanced to Sun Devil Stadium, then the home of the Arizona Cardinals, where she came within an eyelash of winning a berth in the national PP&K championships.

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claimed the East championship and battled to sixth place at the state tournament. After graduating from PHS, he went to Western State where he and LaHaye were teammates. Both LaHaye and Wilbanks attribute their passion for the sport to their former PHS coaches. “We had some very solid and influential coaches growing up in Payson,” said LaHaye. “Coaches Dave LaMotte, Dennis Pirch, Doug Eckhardt, Don Heizer and so many more.”

Others who have participated and gone on to excel at Payson High School include Waylon Pettet, Nate Lee, Porter Wilbanks, Retosha Marshall, Westin Gibson, Payson Herring and Scott Andrus. The NFL Pepsi gridiron program is a national skills competition. Established in 1961, the PP&K program is the oldest NFL Youth Football program. Girls and boys in four separate age divisions compete. The PP&K program is free — both to organizers, like the Payson Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department, and to every youngster who wants to participate. With more than 4 million youngsters from around the country taking part, it is one of the world’s largest youth sports participation programs.

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Father, son cyclists draw second looks in Tucson From page 1B Conley raced onto the national scene about three years ago when he attended the camp at the Olympic Training Center. He qualified for the camp with his first-place finish in the MBAA 18-years-and-under Men’s Sport

Division. He also has won gold medals at the Copper Valley Stage race and the NOVA Nationals. At the 2007 USA Cycling National Mountain Bike Championships near Mount Snow, Va., he was third in his first appearance in a national competition.

Moving tribute outshines game From page 1B catch. Sami expressed the same emotions, telling listeners her mother was proud to see her make the throw. With the tribute a rousing success, Sami has turned her attention to basketball — she’s a star

on the Centennial High School girls team. Jordan continues to play football hoping to lead the school to postseason success. The stirring tribute is what makes prep athletes special. On no other stage in modern society could a show of love and respect be done successfully.

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