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Hellsgate seeks ambulance service Fire department wants to compete with private company by

Alexis Bechman

roundup staff reporter

The Hellsgate Fire Department believes it can offer better ambulance service than the current private provider and recently presented its case for to a Valley judge for approval. After a week of hearings in December on why Hellsgate believes it should be given a certificate to operate an ambulance company it will be at least several more months before the small, rural fire department can get approval. Life Line Ambulance currently transports patients to the hospital for all calls in the Star Valley and Payson area. The American Medical Response (AMR) family owns it, which is part of Envision Healthcare. AMR argues it has the experience and financial backing to successfully provide ambulance service in the area. Company owners said letting Hellsgate operate its own ambulance service would force them to pull out of the area as there are not enough calls in the area to support two providers. Hellsgate says it analyzed the market and believes it can support two ambulance companies. The Roundup did not attend Hellsgate’s CON hearing in the Valley, but listened to hours of the hearing and read transcripts, which were posted on the Arizona Department of Health Services website. So far, most area fire chiefs support Hellsgate’s efforts to offer ambulance service and their fire boards have either signed or indicated they will

sign intergovernmental agreements to work with Hellsgate ambulance, which will operate under Rim Country Fire and Medical Services. Hellsgate argues the area needs additional ground ambulance service and that the current provider is not meeting the community’s needs with prompt, professional or clinically sound ambulance service, according to its application for a certificate of necessity (CON) for ground ambulance service. Hellsgate would then charge residents and insurance companies for the ambulance calls, just as the private company does now. AMR says it has been improving service since it took over ambulance service, which only occurred in March. Rural Metro used to hold the local ambulance CON. AMR bought Rural Metro (which had gone through bankruptcy) in October 2015, transferring the CON to AMR. AMR then had operation control in March 2016. John Valentine, AMR regional director, testified during Hellsgate’s CON hearing, that when AMR entered the market, they received an “icy” reception from some of the local fire departments. That was partly because in late December 2015, Hellsgate had applied for a CON, which if granted could drive a private ambulance company out of business. Hellsgate argued in its application that AMR had created a monopoly with the purchase of Rural Metro, “thus creating a potentially volatile situation should they have a fiscal

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Hellsgate Fire Department is seeking certification to begin offering ambulance service in Rim Country, putting the public fire district in competition with a private ambulance provider in both Payson, Star Valley and outlying areas. Medical Center to Valley hospitals. It would not include the PineStrawberry or Tonto Basin areas, whose fire departments currently offer their own ground ambulance service. Bathke said Hellsgate could respond to 85 percent of calls within 10 minutes by strategically placing ambulances throughout the area, which includes about 50,000 residents. They would have four ambulances, one at Payson’s fire station 11, one in Mesa del Caballo, another in Tonto Village and one at Hellsgate’s station

crisis requiring a sudden reduction in all levels of service or even a complete discontinuation of service leaving a void in the communities without an additional Certificate of Necessity holder ...” which Hellsgate could be. Hellsgate Fire Chief Dave Bathke testified that Hellsgate wants to offer ambulance service not only to its current fire district, which covers Star Valley and Tonto Village, but most of the Rim Country area, including Payson. This would also include transporting people from Banner Payson

in Star Valley. Currently during medical calls, firefighters are usually the first to respond. Life Line then transports the person to the hospital. Fire department paramedics treat people on the scene before transport. Bathke said when patients are transferred there is no continuity and things can be lost in that transition. “And it’s just we need the consistent level of care and continuity. The

• See Hellsgate, page 3

Snow level may drop to 6000 feet

Stormy weekend predicted

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Michele Nelson

roundup staff reporter

The National Weather Service has predicted a colder, wetter storm to pass over the Rim Country and points north and east starting Thursday then continuing through to Monday. “At this time, one to three inches of snow is forecast for Coconino County above 6,000 feet on Thursday night,” said NWS personnel. For the rest of the area, the NWS predicts light rain. Much better than Northern California where residents near rivers in the Sacramento Valley have had to

Photographer DJ Craig captured this layer of morning clouds over the Mazatzal mountains this week. The weather service predicts rain throughout the weekend.

• See Storms, page 2

Police bag homeless Nelson again county manager man in Home Depot by

Teresa McQuerrey

roundup staff reporter

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Alexis Bechman

roundup staff reporter

Police arrested a homeless man who reportedly hid out in the Home Depot store after hours Sunday night to eat snack food from the registers. Steven Allen Schmalfuss, 57, was arrested and booked into the Gila County Jail on a charge of burglary. Store employees had spotted Schmalfuss in the store before closing, but could not locate him. Around 8:30 p.m., the Payson Police Department got a burglary alarm call from the store, at 2000 N. Beeline Highway. An employee had spotted Schmalfuss inside the store. Officers set up a perimeter around the building and additional officers were called out to assist with the search, including a K-9. As the PPD waited for officers from other agencies to arrive, they spotted Schmalfuss inside the store. He was eating food that was for sale and drinking beverages from the sales counter. Officers arrested him and searched the rest of the building to make sure no one else was inside. Contact the reporter at abechman@payson.com

He was eating snacks in store after it closed

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Just three years after he retired, John Nelson is back as Gila County manager. The Board of Supervisors convinced him to return to work at its first regular meeting of 2017. “I’m just so grateful that John is able to step back into this position he has held before,” said board chair Tommie Martin. Martin noted that Nelson brings history and knowledge to the position that will help the county take a hard look at where it stands, while moving forward. The board acquired two new members in the last election. Nelson retired from Gila County in 2013 with more than 30 years of experience in county government in Arizona, including 18 at Gila County. As Gila County’s finance director, deputy county manager, and later county manager, Nelson was largely responsible for ensuring the county established and maintained the financial reserves necessary to weather economic storms.

Nelson’s term as county manager is effective immediately, filling the vacancy left when former manager Don McDaniel retired at the end of December. McDaniel initially had proposed staying several months until a new manager was hired and shown the ropes, but changed his mind and left at the end of the year. Martin said they didn’t even advertise the position. She asked Nelson if he were willing to step in and take on the job if the other supervisors agreed with bringing him on board. He was willing and “he came in at the same salary,” she said. At the same meeting Tim Humphrey, supervisor for Gila County District 2, was selected as vice chair. “He will be chair in 16 months, and serve for 16 months with Woody Cline as vice chair. We used to just rotate every 16 months, District 1, District 2 and District 3,” Martin explained. Contact the reporter at tmcquerrey@payson.com

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After three years in retirement, John Nelson has returned as manager of Gila County. The Pine resident was appointed to the post Tuesday, Jan. 10.

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Photographer DJ Craig captured this image of a Paysonite splashing down a flooded sidewalk in Green Valley Park.

Storms expected to dump rain From page 1 evacuate because rivers have flowed over their levees. Up in the Sierra Nevada, some areas have received 15 feet of snow. The storm door (or trough) that has opened from the Pacific will not produce as much rain and snow, but it will cause unsettled weather in Northern Arizona for the weekend. NWS staff predicts this storm will move from Oregon to hover over Baja by Saturday. This will bring a front sagging over Rim Country and points north and

east. Temperatures will drop a bit at that point and fits of rain and snow will fall around Northern Arizona, while snow levels will drop to between 6,000 and 6,500 feet. Then the storm will whip around to head up to New Mexico warming up the storm. Snow levels will rise to 7,000 feet near Flagstaff and 8,000 feet in the White Mountains. Predictions show that most of the wet stuff will fall in the White Mountains. Some predictions say up to an inch. The storm could linger into Monday, then temperatures will warm up and the air will dry out

as the storm moves east. So far this year, Weather.Astro50.com reports that the Rim Country has received 1.26 inches of rain in 2017. Usually in January, the average rainfall comes in at 2.3 inches, while the average snowfall has been recorded at 4.8 inches. The Salt River Project reports that Roosevelt Lake is 41 percent full. The flow of Tonto Creek into Roosevelt Lake is at 216 cubic feet per second, while normally its flow is 47 cfs. Contact the reporter at mnelson@payson.com

Classic crash

Phone: 928-535-5353 Fax: 928-474-4351 1100 N. Beeline Hwy., Suite A Payson, AZ 85541

The front end of a white 1959 Studebaker exiting the Burger King parking lot Wednesday, Jan. 11, was smashed in an accident involving a semi truck. The Studebaker was having mechanical issues and the driver was not able to come to a stop while exiting the parking lot. A passing semi clipped the front end. No one was injured. The driver of the Studebaker was cited for failure to yield. Alexis Bechman/Roundup


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Hellsgate Fire District responds to many accidents like this one on Highway 260. Now the department wants to dispatch an ambulance on such calls, in competition with the existing private company. The fire department already dispatches paramedics on the fire trucks.

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Hellsgate seeks right to provide ambulance service From page 1 big thing is continuity. Like I said, our paramedics respond on engines, but oftentimes when you — when they transfer that patient over, there’s not a continuity of care with the initial provider that has done their initial assessments, so sometimes you could lose things in transition. But this way ... the initial responder will be able to respond all the way into the hospital and interface with the hospital staff,” Bathke said. Bathke said Hellsgate’s CON efforts have been a collaborative effort with most of the area’s fire districts where they met monthly with the chiefs from Christopher-Kohl’s, Beaver Valley, Pleasant Valley, Tonto Basin, Payson, PineStrawberry and Whispering Pines. They already have commitments from P-S, Tonto Basin and Blue Ridge for mutual aid agreements when they provide backup service. Competition, Bathke said, is good for the patients. Valentine disagreed and argued strongly against Hellsgate getting CON approval. Valentine said since AMR took over control of the CON they have added two new ambulances to the area. They have also added 40 unit hours between Tuesday and Friday to cover any increase in call volume. Valentine said they did this because after they took over control and did an analysis of the area they saw there was a need for more help. They are also working on adding an additional station, but have put that on the back burner during Hellsgate’s CON process. Valentine said with the “frosty” environment in Payson between AMR and the fire districts they did not think it would look good for them to open another station right now. He hopes once the hearings are over, they will begin researching new station options, including working with current fire providers to put an ambulance in fire stations. Glen Casprzyk, with AMR, said he knew when AMR entered the market last year that there were some strained relationships and issues with the fire districts due to Rural Metro. The private fire department for 20 years contracted

with many cities to provide fire was a lot of talk throughout protection — usually at a sig- the hearing about inter facility nificantly lower cost than a pub- transfers to the Valley. lic fire department. Firefighter These include planned unions proved fierce critics of transfers for things like surgery the privately run department. and emergency transfers. Casprzyk said he does not AMR said they have a person believe it is in the public’s best stationed at Banner’s transfer interest for Hellsgate to get a facility in the Valley who helps CON. facilitate patient transfers, AMR is part of Envision including to Payson. Healthcare, a large company This person sees who is with the nationwide resources scheduled for a transfer someto support operations. Hellsgate times hours or days ahead of does not have the time and schedules same backing as transport. AMR. Casprzyk said “And it’s just When an emermost fire districts we need the gency transfer operate at a loss consistent level occurs, that means when they have an an ambulance unit ambulance service of care and is taken out of the and could only name continuity. The community. If ever two fire/ambulance big thing is there are fewer than providers in Arizona two ambulances that show a positive continuity.” available in Payson, bottom line. David Bathke AMR starts movAnd bringing in Hellsgate fire chief ing a unit up from the Valley to cover, another ambulance provider in Rim Country would Valentine said. In November, AMR brought not be sustainable for two providers given the number of calls. up a Valley unit eight times. When an explosion destroy­ Hellsgate argued in its application that it has the leadership ed an apartment complex in and experience to run an ambu- Payson in November, AMR lance company with the major- started sending resources up ity of Hellsgate’s management immediately to assist. In all, team starting their careers as seven additional ambulances paramedics. came to Payson to help transHellsgate said with two port patients. providers, residents have the AMR officials reported they assurance that if one provider were happy with their response fails, there is another to assume to the apartment fire, which coverage. demonstrated their ability to Besides discussing how quickly get additional resourcpatients are brought to Banner es to the area when needed. Payson Medical Center from Since AMR took over from the Rim Country area, there Rural Metro it has not only

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added ambulances to the area but changed leadership. The company brought in a new manager in January 2016, who started looking at the operation. They added new cardiac monitors, more staff and a fourth, peak-time ambulance used from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. AMR has not participated in any joint training with the local fire departments due to the “frosty” reception in the area. AMR officials said they are open to joint training in the future and signing mutual aid agreements with the fire districts. Currently, they only have verbal agreements to provide mutual aid. AMR maintained that Hellsgate does not need to venture into ambulance service when they are already meeting the community’s needs. Hellsgate says another ambulance provider is needed, which they have the means to provide. And even if ambulance operations do not produce a profit, Hellsgate has the capacity to continue ambulance operations. In a payson.com poll, 62 percent of voters said they support Hellsgate providing ambulance services both to the Star Valley and Rim Country areas. AMR and Hellsgate must submit written closing statements by Feb. 14 before Health Services makes a decision on Hellsgate’s CON. Contact the reporter at abechman@payson.com

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•  Jan. 14, 1942: President Franklin Roosevelt issues Proclamation No. 2537, requiring aliens from World War II-enemy countries — Italy, Germany and Japan — to register with the Department of Justice. Under increasing pressure from California politicians and others, Roosevelt also signed an executive order to remove all Japanese Americans to internment camps. •  Jan. 15, 1967: At the Los Angeles Coliseum, the Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas City Chiefs in the first-ever world championship football game. Since postseason college games were known as “bowl” games, it was suggested that the new AFL/NFL pro championship be called the “Super Bowl.” •  Jan. 12, 1995: Qubilah Shabazz, the daughter of Malcolm X, is arrested for conspiring to kill Louis Farrakhan, who she believed was responsible for the assassination of her father in 1965.

Gov. Doug Ducey placed a welcome emphasis on education in his State of the State speech, the prelude to the release of his budget proposals today. He offered some interesting proposals — including a program that would effectively pay off the university debt for young people willing to go into teaching — which would presumably include a promise to stay in the classroom for some period. That could play a crucial role in mitigating the growing teacher shortage, which appears especially acute in Arizona with its relatively low starting salaries for teachers. In truth, the governor said all the right things. He wants the “best and brightest” to go into teaching. He wants to finally provide shamefully withheld money for school construction and improvements. He wants to restore all-day kindergarten — starting with the most impoverished school districts. Gov. Doug Ducey Every one of those proposals will have a real impact on the system — and therefore on the state’s future and economic prospects. But alas — the devil’s likely in the details we haven’t yet seen. The governor’s speech included no hint as to where he’ll get the money necessary to implement his priorities. Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas is calling for a $680 million boost in K-12 spending. That sounds like a lot — but it will barely make up for the cuts since the recession — and won’t bring per-student spending anywhere close to the national average. But it’s a big number considering the state has a projected $24 million increase in revenue, when you take into account the automatic spending increases driven by things like enrollment growth and increases in things like medical care for the poor, which the state has to cover by law. So we welcome the governor’s speech — and his compassionate, common sense priorities. But we still can’t figure out how he’ll both provide money for education and other critical needs and stick to his pledge not to raise taxes.

Ambulance ambiguity Hellsgate Fire Department’s drive to provide regional ambulance service raises more medical issues than a tropical parasite. We certainly understand the impulse to offer that service. These days, more than 80 percent of emergency calls to the fire department involve medical problems. The two or three firefighters that hop on the costly fire engine generally include at least one — maybe two paramedics. They arrive on scene, deal with the medical emergency and get the patient ready for the arrival of the ambulance. The private ambulance usually arrives some minutes after the fire truck, sometimes 15 or 20 minutes. Then the ambulance takes the patient to the hospital — and bills the insurance plan $1,000 or so. If the ambulance travels a long way between hospitals — it can cost far more. So why shouldn’t the fire department reap that revenue — since they have to send those expensive paramedics anyway? Sounds like a simple question — but it’s actually pretty complicated. For starters, it’s not entirely clear that a fire department will turn a profit by adding ambulance services to its list. Departments like Hellsgate have been thrown into crisis by the effect falling property values have had on their budgets. So they’re obviously eager for financial rescue. But suppose ambulance service turns into a budget stone instead of a fiscal life ring tossed to a drowning man? But set that issue aside for a moment. Do we really want government to compete with a private business — when that private business seems to be doing its job well enough? Shouldn’t we favor private enterprise on principle — unless public safety comes into play? Of course, there’s the key point. Clearly, we should favor fire department ambulance service if it saves lives — and benefits the taxpayers. But will it? We haven’t yet seen evidence to support the claim. Moreover, given the cost of firefighter pensions and benefits, taxpayers could end up with a much bigger bill than they expect. We know fire departments now mostly answer medical calls, at a cost to the taxpayers of about $200 per capita in Payson. Does that make sense? Could we handle most of those calls more efficiently — and effectively — with a different system? Or are we getting a good deal by having a paramedic and his buddies five minutes away in the middle of the night? We hope we get some clear answers to those questions before Hellsgate gets its certificate of need.

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Health department warns of rabies dangers Editor: Gila County Health & Emergency Management is once again urging residents to vaccinate their dogs against rabies. The $7-$25 rabies shot protects pets from a viral disease with a nearly 100 percent fatal rate for both pets and humans without treatment. In rural areas such as Gila County, domestic animals have a substantial risk of contracting rabies — even if confined to private yard areas. Raccoons, skunks, bats, coyotes, javelina and other wild animals carrying rabies can bite and infect pets. These pets can then bring the disease to the home and put children and other family members at risk. In addition, the law requires rabies vaccinations for all dogs. Arizona law further calls for the quarantine of any dog found to exhibit rabies symptoms. While vaccinated dogs can receive a low-cost booster and be confined to the home, any unvaccinated dog must be held for 120 days at an approved veterinarian or animal shelter. This can cost the owner $2,000, including shots and fee. Dogs must receive their first rabies vaccine within three months of birth (four months if miniature). A second rabies shot must be given within one year of the first, with additional booster shots every one or three years thereafter. Owners who fail to keep the vaccine up to date face a possible $2,000 fine. Get a vaccine at any licensed veterinarian or through one of the county’s low-cost rabies clinics. For more information about rabies or a schedule of upcoming clinics, call Gila County Animal Care & Control at 928-425-5882. Gila County Health & Emergency Management

Voter vigilance Editor: A disturbing situation has occurred in our beloved state that necessitates awareness and hopefully action by the electorate. Some years ago we passed Proposition 301 to infuse much-needed cash into our public schools. Payson Unified School District would have been one district among many to benefit from this additional money. All went according to the wishes of we voters until our Legislature started to run out of money and then they ignored the mandate from the voters and discontinued funding Prop. 301. When our courts sided with us, the voters, our “leaders” continued to ignore the findings of the courts concerning the increased funding until our governor and the Legislature “settled” the lawsuit for 70 percent of the mandated funding. Talk about subverting our wishes! Now, we the voters have approved Proposition 206 to increase the minimum wage. Once again, our current governor and many of his party faithful are attempting to stymie the wishes of the voters by taking this issue to court. Here’s the “bottom line.” We can’t trust our Republican-dominated government to carry out our wishes. They want their own way and will use their monopoly in state government in an attempt to do what they want and when they want. The solution? Elect a different party to achieve a majority in either our Arizona State Senate or in

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Make fire codes top priority Editor: It’s great that the town council wants to make Payson a Dark Sky Community. I’m all for that, but don’t we have a more pressing issue with the fire danger that threatens our community each summer? I wish the town council would seriously address changing the town codes, ASAP, so as to make our community more Firewise. Many properties in town are an overgrown hazard just waiting for a major fire tragedy that could cost people everything they own, their homes, their lifestyle, maybe even their lives or the lives of our firefighters. Have we already forgotten Yarnell? Do we think it can’t happen here? If we have a major fire, it will surely light-up the sky over Payson ... at least for a while. Of course, then it will get very dark after the embers finally go out. Then there will be darkness for Payson ... a dark future for tourism, for the economy, for jobs, for our children, a dark future for many, many, years to come and a dark spot on the lives of those who didn’t do anything about preventing a tragedy when they could have. Please, Mayor Swartwood and the Payson Town Council, put this issue at the top of your agenda where it belongs. Please, for all of our sakes. Greg Reed

TOWN OF STAR VALLEY 3675 East Highway 260 Phone: 928-472-7752 Mayor Ronnie McDaniel rmcdaniel@starvalleyaz.com Gary Coon gcoon@starvalleyaz.com Barbara Hartwell bhartwell@starvalleyaz.com Bob O’Connor boconnor@starvalleyaz.com Andy McKinney amckinney@starvalleyaz. com Bobby Davis bdavis@starvalleyaz.com Larry Stephenson lstephenson@starvalleyaz. com The sleepers have awakened GILA COUNTY Supervisor, District One Editor: Tommie Martin I’ll tell you why the limo libs and politicians took 610 E. Hwy. 260, Payson it in the shorts this last November. No theoretical Phone: 928-474-2029 models, no hyperbole lies from the big media, no tmartin@gilacountyaz.gov manipulated data. The average Joe finally had enough of being told STATE Sen. Sylvia Allen they weren’t contributing enough. They were tired of being called racist because R-District Six they wanted their country’s borders secured and a (602) 926-5409 legal process to be followed by those entering our sallen@azleg.gov country. 1700 W. Washington Most of these illegal individuals who have no Room 303 desire to become a U.S. citizen, but just to make a Phoenix, AZ 85007 cash only buck to send back to their true country Rep. Brenda Barton of origin and get all the free entitlements they can. R-District Six The average citizen became sickened at the bbarton@azleg.gov constant political correctness being heaped upon (602) 926-4129 the backs of those who actually follow the rules and 1700 W. Washington Room pay their ever increasing taxes so the takers can 123 have flat screen TVs, cellphones, and hundred dollar Phoenix, AZ 85007 tennis shoes. Rep. Bob Thorpe The well has finally run dry from all the aforementioned reasons. That’s why you so-called pro- R-District Six gressive pseudo-intellectual socialist academics lost rthorpe@azleg.gov (602) 926-5219 so big time. The sleepers have awakened. You know, the peo- 1700 W. Washington Room 331 ple who actually make this country run. Donnie Evans Phoenix, AZ 85007 Rep. Paul Gosar, D.D.S. R-Arizona 4th Congressional worthnoting District “None of us will ever accomplish anything excel- (202) 225-2315 lent or commanding except when he listens to this 504 Cannon HOB whisper which is heard by him alone.” Washington, D.C. 20515 — Ralph Waldo Emerson http://gosar.house.gov

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The World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo will be one of the featured events and attractions in Payson’s new “Adventure Where We Live” marketing campaign. and video campaigns will feature activities that visitors can enjoy, such as learning to fish in one of the many lakes. The other theme is “Where Arizona’s Hometown Lives.” Those ads feature smalltown living in Payson, such as the sunset at Green Valley Lake, the Fourth of July celebration and high school sports — all the things that make up living in a small town. “We want them to leave and say, ‘I want what they have,’” Davis said, who got choked up as he talked about how much he loves living in a small town. The Adventure Where We Live campaign will feature ads throughout the state, including on billboards, videos, movie theater ads, on social media and in print campaigns. The new logo, which features a sketch of the Rim, is already being plastered on everything, from T-shirts to bumper stickers. Soon, the town will roll out the Passport to Adventure program. The Roundup will prepare a printed Passport book and a mobile application, with sponsors helping cover the cost. Visitors and residents can download the free app and pick up a passport book from the chamber.

Both will feature some 60 attractions around Rim Country to visit, such as the Tonto Natural Bridge — plus many events, like the rodeo. The phone app will give directions and a description. Once they get to the attraction, visitors or residents can scan a QR code, similar to a barcode, with their phone and collect points. Children can have their passport book stamped. Points will enter users into drawings for prizes and cash. A different business will sponsor each attraction. People can get extra points by visiting the business. After the code is scanned, it will direct visitors to those businesses. At Macky’s, for example, they have already unveiled the Adventure Burger. Scoops will soon have an Adventure sundae. “I howled at the moon with friends And then the sun came crashing in Wo-o-o-o-o-oh Wo-o-o-o-o-oh But all the possibilities No limits just epiphanies Wo-o-o-o-o-oh Wo-o-o-o-o-oh” American Authors — “Best Day Of My Life” Contact the reporter at abechman@payson.com

Residents alarmed about threat of lead in water National report raises alarm but local expert finds few problems by

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Reports documenting unhealthy levels of lead in drinking water nationwide has local residents concerned. “Today I’ve been reading, in The Arizona Republic, an article about lead in the water across the country,” wrote Roundup reader Mattie Seibert, “it states that smaller communities are not bound to correct this problem as big cities are ... It’s unthinkable that these problems can happen today without being fully investigated and corrected.” Don Ascoli of Rim Country Water Testing said water often contains traces of lead, but water quality laws set a limit for how much lead is allowed in water sources.

“The EPA, of which the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality carries out their requirements here in Arizona, requires that the maximum limit for lead content in our water be 0.015 mg/L or ppm (parts per million),” said Ascoli. In his work, Ascoli collects water samples from private wells to determine if they have arsenic, lead, E. coli or other contaminants that would harm people. He says he rarely finds lead in the water sources. “Typically, I find the lead content in our wells around northern Gila County (Payson area) to be one-tenth the max level or 0.0015 mg/L or ppm,” said Ascoli. Ascoli said larger water

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“This is gonna be the best day of my life.” Playing underneath bright, colorful clips of people fishing, biking, hiking and doing other merry activities around the Rim Country, those were the lyrics that ran in the Town of Payson’s new marketing campaign video, which staff proudly unveiled for the council last week. The town is betting that the new marketing campaign — Adventure Where We Live — will draw more people to Rim Country and help the tourist-based economy boom this year. The council Thursday crowned 2017 the “Year of Adventure,” urging everyone to get out and explore the area’s “smörgåsbord of adventures” and create memories that last well beyond a day, but make up a meaningful life. From catching a rainbow trout at Woods Canyon Lake, to watching the fireworks on the lawn at Green Valley Park or the cowboys at the 133rd year of the World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo, running in the Mogollon Monster Mudda mud run or catching a show at the annual Old Time Fiddlin’ competition, the campaign offers something for everyone. Cameron Davis, recreation and tourism director, said in the 10 years he has been with the town, this is one of the most exciting things they have worked on. Donovan Christian, Joe Klein, Mayor Craig Swartwood and Davis worked on the Adventure Where We Live idea together after looking for a way to celebrate all that Payson has to offer. Christian, Davis said, came up with the concept of Adventure Where We Live to encourage residents to get out and enjoy the area as well as entice others to visit. The campaign has two prongs. The first, geared toward visitors, is “Where Your Adventure is Found.” Print

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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey made increased education funding his top priority in his recent state of the state speech. Easier said than done. The Governor spent most of his address talking about ideas to improve education in the worst-funded school system in the nation – barely mentioning his previous pledges to lower income taxes every year. He surprised both Republicans and Democrats with a strong focus on education funding, calling for all-day kindergarten in impoverished school districts, teacher raises, school construction money and wiping out the student debt for new teachers. “I’m looking for the best and brightest to commit to teach in Arizona public schools,” said the governor. “If you make that commitment, we’ll make this commitment: Your education will be paid for, a job will be

waiting, and you will be free of debt.” The state faces a worsening teacher shortage, with thousands of jobs unfilled statewide. However, Gov. Ducey also vowed to not raise taxes and to maintain a hard-won, structurally balanced state budget. The legislature has all but eliminated money for school construction and many districts haven’t given teachers a raise in years, although districts like Payson offered a modest raise this year with money from Proposition 123, which mostly came from the state land trust. Arizona per-student spending remains about 40 percent below the national average. The governor will release his budget plan today, putting flesh on his proposals. “Now, I’m not promising a money tree,” he said. “I can’t. There’s no pot of gold or cash hiding under a seat cush-

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ago decided to fund all-day kindergarten out of district funds. $22 million for prisons: The Department of Corrections says it can’t find enough prison guards due to low pay and benefits. It wants $22 million to provide raises. $24 million for welfare: The Department of Economic Security says it needs more money to cover caseload growth in adult services and in-home care for an aging population. The department is already struggling to cope with the impact of a state decision to limit lifetime welfare benefits to one year – which has cost the state millions in federal funding. So the Gov. Ducey will face a huge problem finding more money for education without a tax increase. And that may not be the worst problem he’ll face. If President-elect Donald Trump delivers on a promise to repeal ObamaCare, it could blow a hole in the state budget. The Affordable Care Act provided federal money to provide medical coverage through AHCCCS for families making up to 138 percent of a poverty level income. It also provided coverage for children of working poor families. The state’s voters have required the state to provide coverage of those groups anyway. If the state had to pay the normal two-thirds of the cost of the added people added to AHCCCS under the terms of the Affordable Care Act, it could create an instant, $1.4 billion problem. The legislature might be able to whittle that down by denying coverage to some groups, but would still likely face a $600-million to $1 billion impact. Contact the editor at paleshire@payson.com

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Weigh in on Roundup’s online poll Survey brings some unexpected results by

Alexis Bechman

roundup staff reporter

dents had changed their opinion about the charter school, 51 percent voted that they still thought it would hurt the area more than help; 31 percent said they still thought it was a great idea; 14 percent said they were now for it and 3 percent said they had changed their mind and were against it. Also on the topic of schools, we asked if the Legislature should restore the $30 million it cut from vocational educational programs, like NAVIT, half of the poll responses, 82, said yes and the other half, 88, said no. On the topic of raising Arizona’s minimum wage, the community again was split, 52 percent of those who took the poll supported raising the minimum wage and 48 percent did not. That question also generated one of the largest responses, with 416 votes. And even on the sweet topic of donuts, the community was at odds. Some 51 percent of Payson was excited about Dunkin’ Donuts opening and 49 percent was not. There were other issues where it is clear (at least from who voted) that residents agree. In May, when then-Payson Mayor Kenny Evans announced he would not run for re-election, but instead seek a seat on the Gila County Board of Supervisors, the Roundup asked readers to rate his time in office, with five being excellent and one a failure; 48 percent, gave his time a one or failure rating. Then when Evans’ time was coming to end, the Roundup asked readers to name his greatest accomplishment during his 8.5 years in office. Again, the votes were

It’s hard to predict what poll questions will generate the largest response on the Roundup’s website. If you are like most people, you care about the overall welfare of the community, but rarely weigh in on Peter Aleshire/Roundup where you stand — at least officially. Campgrounds and boat launch areas on Roosevelt Lake are on a Since the Roundup’s online poll is anonlong list of Tonto National Forest sites that will waive fees from ymous, we don’t know who is voting, but Jan. 17 to Jan. 22. from the comments, clearly some people weigh in every week. We usually get a comment from resident Pat Randall and at least one response to her comment, usually from someone who indignantly disagrees. In an effort to encourage more participation, the Roundup will start running the results of the online poll in the paper every week. Boating So, get online and vote. •  Roosevelt Lake — Cholla Polls usually garner around 200 votes. Boating We looked back at some of the poll ques•  Roosevelt Lake — Grapetions from 2016 and found the community vine Boating divided on many issues. •  Roosevelt Lake — SchoolTake for example the issue of the Tonto National Forest joins house Boating American Leadership Academy, which pro•  Roosevelt Lake — Windy other federal agencies in offerposed building a charter school off Mud Hill Boating ing five fee-free days on public Springs Road. •  Roosevelt Lake — Bachelands in 2017, beginning Jan. In January 2016, we asked readers what 16 in honor of civil rights leader lors Cove their interest was in enrolling a child at the •  Roosevelt Lake — Bermuda Martin Luther King Jr. at a charter school, 125 people said they Flat The Forest Service will waive were very interested and 138 were not •  Roosevelt Lake — Cholla fees at all day-use sites includinterested at all. ing picnic grounds, shorelines Bay Later in the year when we asked if resiand boat launches operated by •  Roosevelt Lake — Grapevine Bay the Tonto National Forest. The Forest Service will also •  Saguaro Lake — Saguaro waive fees on June 10, Sept. 23 Del Norte Boating •  Saguaro Lake — Butcher and Nov. 11. Jones UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS Concessionaire-operated for such films as “10,000 BC,” “The Day Kate Beckinsale is back in her fifth After Tomorrow” and “Aeon Flux,” which facilities, camping and camp- •  Saguaro Lake — Saguaro Del Norte outing playing ferocious vampire warrior viewers might have seen. ground fees will not be waived. •  Salt River — Sheep CrossSelene in Underworld: Blood Wars. The The writing team of Kyle Ward (“Machete ing Tonto National Forest 43-year-old British born mom Kills”) and Cory Goodman (“The •  Salt River — Blue Point fee-free recreation sites maintains her 119-pound, trim Last Witch Hunter”) have written •  Salt River — Coon Bluff and fit self in this predictable, at the movies workmanlike scripts for films that •  Apache Lake — Burnt Cor•  Salt River — Goldfield athletic episode in the eternal frahad medium success. This script ral Boating •  Salt River — Granite Reef cas between vampires and werehowever does not rise to even •  Apache Lake — Crabtree •  Salt River — Pebble Beach wolves, or Lycans. that modest level. Ludicrous rathWash •  Salt River — Phon D. Also appearing is heartthrob er than modest might serve as the •  Apache Lake — Davis Sutton Theo James, famous for his roles best one word description for the Wash •  Salt River — Water Users in the popular “Divergent” films as screenplay. •  Apache Lake — Lower •  Verde River — Box Bar well as “Underworld: Awakening,” We get major battles between Burnt Corral Forest officials hope these in which he also played David. His the vampires and the werewolves •  Apache Lake — Three Mile fee-free days provide an incen- acting solution to any and all sit- Andy at what seem more like timed Wash tive for people to visit the uations is a stern frown. Charles McKinney intervals than as place marks in •  Bartlett Lake — Rattlenearly 3 million acres of Tonto Dance has a smaller but important the story. “Well, 20 minutes have snake National Forest’s land held in role. We know him best for his gone by, let’s put in another battle” seems •  Bartlett Lake — Jojoba trust for their enjoyment and role in the amazing “Game of Thrones.” He to be the story line. •  Bartlett Lake — Yellow use. also turned in a solid performance in the Selene, the famed vampire warrior, uses Cliffs A Tonto Pass is usually recent “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.” •  Bartlett Lake — Bartlett required at the above sites, and Another excellent actor who finds himself a pair of huge semi-automatic pistols to Flat are available at over 200 ven- doing his best in this film is Tobias Menzies, shoot the werewolves. The werewolves, in •  Bartlett Lake — SB Cove dor locations or local Forest who we best remember as Brutus in the wolf form, are about 500 pounds and two •  Canyon Lake — Acacia Service offices. Tonto Daily wonderful HBO series “Rome.” But these or three times the size of a man. Using •  Canyon Lake — Boulder Pass vendor locations are two fine and seasoned actors cannot carry heavy firepower on these monsters makes sense. Then why, oh why, do the rank and •  Canyon Lake — Laguna available at the Tonto National the movie. •  Canyon Lake — Palo Verde Forest website, www.fs.usda. Director Ann Foerster comes out of the file vampire soldiers use Czech made pea •  Canyon Lake — Laguna gov/tonto, or call the Tonto TV world to fabricate this action fantasy. shooters? Is it because they look cool? Boating National Forest at 602-225- Her previous stint for the big screen con- Ahhhhhh. Too much of that stuff goes on to •  Canyon Lake — Palo Verde 5200 during business hours. sists of serving as the second unit director make the movie interesting for me. We need

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not in Evans’ favor: 21 percent said the C.C. Cragin water pipeline; 1 percent said working to bring a four-year university to Payson; 3 percent said making the town more business friendly; 11 percent said “all of the above;” one person said “other” and 62 percent said he accomplished nothing. Some other poll results surprised us as well. The current courthouse in Payson is vastly too small and the jail vastly outdated. The county is currently working on converting the former NAPA building on Main Street into a new Gila County courthouse. We asked if residents supported this effort. 157 voted yes and 209 said no. When the Payson Unified School Board was discussing adopting a federally recommended policy that recognizes transgender students’ rights, including their right to choose which bathroom they want to use, 81 percent of the readers that voted in our poll said the school district should not adopt such a policy. Finally, when it came to plans to build a university campus, the community appeared to support the project, but had its misgivings. Asked to vote on your opinion of the project, 25 percent voted that it will never happen and they are wasting their time and money; 24 percent voted that a university partner will be signed and it will open and 51 percent voted that they believe the property will end up the site of something besides a university. To vote, visit the Roundup’s homepage. Contact the reporter at abechman@payson.com

Werewolf, vampire war makes for a movie mess some consistency of vision even in a fantasy film. Nine-year-old’s will enjoy this one, but ... it is R rated so they cannot watch it. This two saw blade fantasy/action film has very little beyond Beckinsale in latex to recommend it. It is much too violent for kids (many instances of wounded foes simply being shot in the head, for instance) and too jumbled for grown-ups. It carries an R rating over its one hour and 31 minutes. Some people might wonder why very average, repetitious films with little new to recommend them, like “Underworld: Blood Wars” even make it past the green lightred light stage at the studio suit’s massive Hollywood desk. Well, enough people like them to make the effort worthwhile for the producers. Each of the previous “Underworld” films managed a profit. The least profitable film in the series returned several million dollars to the manufacturers simply in theatrical release and plenty more in DVD and TV sales. The most profitable of the series made huge bank for the movie makers. Kate Beckinsale herself manages a personal net worth of some $16 million, most of it from her role as Selene the vampire warrior. As long as people come out to watch films like this, Hollywood will keep making them.


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Friday, January 13, 2017

Resale Store is main funding for humane society shelter by

Annie Bamber

humane society of central arizona

Did you know that our Resale Store, located at 501 W. Main St., is our main source of funding for the Humane Society of Central Arizona Humane shelter? Our store Society of Central is more than 4,000 Arizona square feet and new treasures are added daily. ADOPTION OPTIONS Since all items are donated, you never know what you will find! The best part is, prices are low and ALL the proceeds go to helping the lost, homeless and abandoned pets of the 900 square miles our shelter serves. We are excited to announce a HUGE sale starting on Monday, January 16! •  Monday, January 16-50% off All Clothing, Shoes and Handbags •  Tuesday, January 17- 50% off All Glassware & Dishes

•  Wednesday, January 18- 50% off Furniture •  Thursday, January 19- 50% off Home Décor •  Friday, January 20- 50% off Man Cave & Outdoor •  Saturday, January 21- 50% off Kids toys & plush animals To take advantage of these great sales, stop by our Resale Store Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Looking to volunteer at an exciting place? We are always looking for volunteers for the store! Duties include: register, sorting donations, organizing the store and receiving donations. If you’re interested in helping at the store, please call Annie at 928-4745590 or email annie@humanesocietycentralaz.org. Featured pets This week’s featured pets both LOVE visiting the Resale Store. They are always excited to see what new

C L U B S P.E.O. meeting Chapter DF of the P.E.O. Sisterhood will meet at 9:30 a.m., Friday, Jan. 13 at the Church of the Nazarene, 200 E. Tyler Parkway, Payson. Tom Slonaker will present a program entitled “The Gift of Education.” The hostess will be Annie. Visiting P.E.O.s are welcome. For further information, call Annie 928-478-2033.

Kids’ Horse Club A new weekly Kids’ Horse Club is starting Saturday, Jan. 14. The program is from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Patterson Training in Star Valley. The program comprises both theory and practical experience of taking care of a horse, as well as actually riding a horse. It is open to youngsters 5 and older and costs $5 per child per week. There is no long-term commitment to the program, but registration is necessary as places are limited. The first session is completely full, but there is a waiting list for subsequent

sessions. It will be every Saturday. Participants have to register each week to keep their place. Register by calling or texting Judy Mackenzie at 303-358-6118 or email judymmackenzie@gmail.com or go to the website https://www.paysonridinglessons.com/ kids-horse-club.html.

Overeaters Anonymous Overeaters Anonymous meets from 2 p.m. Mondays at Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church, 507 W. Wade Lane, Payson. There are no fees or dues. The only membership requirement is a desire to not compulsively overeat anymore. Call the following members for more information: Denise, 928-978-3706; Mary Jo, 928-978-4663; Ted, 928-951-3362; Alice at 602-828-0917 or 928-478-4361.

Library Friends of Payson The Library Friends of Payson meet

animals that I just can’t hide. Come and check me out to see what you’ve been missing. CHASE

Stormy

Chase treasures are for sale! STORMY Sugar, spice and everything nice. That’s what I’ve heard anyways. I’m a real sweet gal with a wonderful attitude. I don’t mind being dressed up in a onesie, and I love being photo-

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graphed! Toys are my specialty; once I have my sights set, there’s no stopping me. Having a lazy day is a must as well, I won’t protest lying around. Other dogs are no problem, unless they can’t handle my spice. I don’t like living with cats; they’re odd creatures that look like a play toy. Speaking of toys again, I have a passion for stuffed

I’m just an over-sized puppy who craves all of your attention. Kisses are my specialty. I can be a bit of a goof when it comes time to play; I like to romp around and these legs were made for running. I could use an active family that goes on hikes or takes adventures through the forest. I do get excited and tend to jump around a lot, if you could guide me and show me how to control it, I’m sure we would both benefit from that. Don’t let my size fool you, I’ll still try and fit onto your lap. It may not be as comfortable for you as it will be for me though. There’s one thing I consider the Holy Grail — a toy that squeaks. I would run anywhere just to have a squeaky toy to chew on; nothing even comes close in comparison.

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Monday, Jan. 16. The meeting features guest speaker Sandy Carson of the Northern Gila County Historical Society. Carson will present a program on the Arizona Women’s Heritage Trail. This is a “virtual” project begun in 2005 to identify women who exemplify the diversity of women’s contributions to the history and growth of Arizona. Of the approximate 100 women currently listed, three come from the Payson area: Polly Brown, Theresa Boardman and Julia Randall. The Library Friends of Payson presentation is held in the library meeting room and will start with a short business meeting at 10 a.m., and the program begins at 10:30 a.m. The public is invited. Payson Public Library is located at 328 N. McLane Road in Rumsey Park. As the program is on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day the library will be closed, but the meeting room will be open. High school and college students are especially encouraged to attend this informative meeting about the history of women in Arizona. If you have any questions, please call the library at 928-474-9260.

Moose Lodge events 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. The lodge has a Thursday Fish Fry from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and weekly dinner specials are available. The Moose Lodge is located on E. Hwy. 260 in Star Valley. For more information, call 928-474-6212.

Amnesty International Amnesty International Payson invites Rim residents to take part in the national “The America I Believe In” campaign, one outlining how policymakers can reject fear and lead with human rights — and how anyone can get involved and take action. The local Payson Amnesty International group meets from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, Jan. 16 at Payson United Methodist Church, 414 Easy St. For more information about upcoming

events and Payson Amnesty International, call Penny at 928-878-1268.

Order of the Eastern Star The Ponderosa Chapter #64 O.E.S. meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Mondays at the Sy Harrison Masonic Lodge, 200 E. Rancho Rd., Payson. All Eastern Star members are invited to attend. Master Masons and all ladies with any Masonic affiliation or family members in Freemasonry are encouraged to join the group. In addition to the meetings, the ladies gather at 10 a.m. every Wednesday for a fun game of O.E.S. Canasta. For more information, contact Marjorie Winemiller, secretary, at 928-468-0790.

TOPS in Pine The TOPS 412 (Take off Pounds Sensibly) Pine group meets Tuesdays at the LDS chapel in Pine. Weigh-in is at 8 a.m., the meeting starts at 8:15 a.m. For more information, call Barbara at 928-978-4750 or Charlotte at 928-978-3640.

Rim Country Church Directory Calvary Chapel Payson 1103 N. Beeline Hwy. at Sherwood Dr.; (928) 468-0801, office@ calvarypayson.com, calvarypayson.com. Sunday: Services at 8:30 & 10:30 a.m., Devotion & Prayer at 6:30 p.m.; Tuesday: Men’s & Women’s Discipleship at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: Fellowship Dinner at 5 p.m., Service at 6:30 p.m.; Thursday: Christ-Centered Recovery & Young Adult Fellowship at 6:30 p.m. Childcare is provided for all of the above services. Catholic Church of the Holy Nativity A Roman Catholic Church under the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter. 1414 N. Easy St.(corner of Easy Street & Bradley Dr.), Payson, AZ 85541, (928) 478-6988, wwwholynativitypayson.com. The Rev. Fr. Lowell E. Andrews, Pastor. Sunday: Mass 10 a.m. Wednesday: Low Mass & Holy Unction 10 a.m. First Wednesday of the month: Benediction & Chaplet of Divine Mercy 5:30 p.m. followed by potluck supper. High Holy Days: Mass 10 a.m. Christians Together A Community Christian Church meeting on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. at Majestic Rim Retirement Center, 310 E. Tyler Parkway. For more information, call 928-474-0160. Church of Christ 306 E. Aero. Sunday Bible classes 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. For Bible studies any day of the week, call Bob Nichols, 468-0134. By understanding and living the principles taught in the New Testament, we attempt to accomplish the spiritual mission of the church, rather than being a social or recreational institution.

Bonita). Expedition is a non-denominational church whose mission is to “make disciples who love God and people.” Sunday services are at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. For more information, go to www.expedition.church, Facebook at ExpeditionChurchPayson, or call (928) 474-9128. We look forward to having you join us on our journey! First Baptist Church of Pine 4039 N. Highway 87, 476-3552, Website: www.fbcpine.com. Sundays: Sunday School 9:15 a.m., Morning Worship Service 10:30 a.m., Evening Fellowship 6 p.m. Communion service the first Sunday during Morning Worship. Men’s Fellowship Breakfast 8 a.m. first Saturday of each month. Women’s Bible Study 9:15 Tuesday mornings. AWANA program on Mondays as follows: Sparks for K-2nd 2:30-4 p.m.; TNT, Trek and Journey 6-8 p.m. All other activities, please contact the church office Wednesday 10 a.m. to noon or Friday 9 a.m. to noon. Mount Cross Lutheran Church (ELCA) 601 E. Highway 260, 474-2552. Rev. Scott Stein, Pastor. Sunday Worship Schedule: 8:30 a.m. Traditional Service; 10:30 a.m. Praise Service. Holy Communion is celebrated every week. Visit our website at www.mountcross.org. Church office hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mount Cross is a warm, loving church community that extends itself to others and welcomes everyone with joy.

Church on the Street Payson and Payson Soul Winners Church on the Street Payson and Payson Soul Winners are taking the gospel of Jesus Christ directly to the streets of Payson in obedience to Mark 16:15 “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.” Inviting you or your church to join us. Sunday at 12:30 p.m. and Friday at 4 p.m. on the 87 and 260 intersection. For prayer or interest, call 480577-5759 / 928-474-4646. Community Presbyterian Church 800 W. Main Street, Rev. Charles Proudfoot, Pastor. Sundays: SON Risers Adult Bible Class at 8:30 a.m.; Hymn Sing at 10:15 a.m. followed by Morning Worship at 10:30 a.m. Sermon for Sunday, January 15, 2017 is “A Servant Baptism” (Communion) 2 p.m. Family Worship Service. Bible Study Bible Time and nursery care for children provided. Office hours are weekdays 9 a.m. to noon; 474-2059 office, 474-0624 fax, E-mail: cpcgen@yahoo. com, Website: cpcpayson.org. Crossroads Foursquare Church We invite you to join us Sunday mornings, 10 a.m. Find us at www.crossroads4square.com, on Facebook or at 114 E. Cedar Lane, Payson. Expedition Church 301 S. Colcord Road (two blocks west of Hwy. 87, just north of

Ponderosa Bible Church of Payson 1800 N. Beeline Hwy. Dr. Joe Falkner - Sr. Pastor: Traditional Worship Service 9am, Contemporary Worship Service 10:45am. Nursery, Children, Youth and Adult Bible Studies during both services. Wednesday evening fellowship & Bible study for all ages! For more details and information on other weekly events check out our website at www.pbcpayson.org or call the church office at 928-474-9279. Restoration Church 1100 W. Lake Drive. Introducing people to the life changing power of Jesus. Join us Sunday at 10:30 am for our Sunday morning worship experience. Check us out online at www.restorationpayson.com for more info. Rock of Ages Evangelical Lutheran Church (WELS) At Rock of Ages you will find a worship service designed to praise God and enrich faith. Our purpose is to serve all people in God’s world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ on the basis of the Holy Bible. We are a friendly, family oriented church. All are welcome! Rock of Ages Lutheran Church is located at 204 W. Airport Road (corner of Airport Rd and North McLane). Pastor David Sweet, (928) 970-7606 or (928) 474-2098. Sunday Worship Service is at 9 a.m.; Sunday School and Adult Bible Class at 10:15 a.m.; Holy communion is celebrated at the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. Adult Bible class is held on Tuesdays at 1 p.m., Thursdays at 9 a.m. and Saturdays at 9 a.m. Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church (LC-MS) 507 W. Wade Lane, 928-474-5440, Pastor Steve De Santo. Sunday: Adult Bible Study 8:30 a.m., Sunday School 8:30 a.m., Worship Service 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month.

Church of Christ in Payson 401 E. Tyler Parkway, (928) 474-5149. Sunday: Bible Class 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship 10:30 a.m., Singing Practice 5:30 p.m., Evening Worship 6 p.m. Tuesday: Ladies Bible Class 10 a.m. Wednesday: Bible Class 6:30 p.m. www.paysonchurchofchrist. com Church on Randall Place, SBC (in Pine) Pastor John Lake. All are welcome! 6338 W. Randall Place (turn west on Randall Place road near the Thrift Store) Sunday Morning Prayer: 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., Sunday Adult Bible Enrichment 8:45 a.m. to 9:40 a.m., Sunday Worship Celebration: 10 a.m. Sunday Communion 2nd Sunday of the month. Sunday Fellowship Meal every 3rd Sunday of the month. Women of CORP Ministries and Bible studies lead by Simone Lake. Other various Connection Groups available throughout week. For more information, contact: 1-928-476-4249 (ch), 1-928-472-6439 (pastor’s hm) 1-928-970-4249 (pastor’s cell), Email: pinerandallchurch@hotmail.com Website: http://churchonrandallplace.org Online Sermons: www.sermon.net/CORP

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St. Paul’s Episcopal Church WE Welcome Everyone. 1000 N. Easy St. (Corner of Sherwood & Easy St.). 928-474-3834. The Rev. Daniel F. Tantimonaco, Rector. Sunday: Holy Eucharist Services are at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. The 10 a.m. service includes traditional and contemporary music. Child care is provided. Wednesday: Service of Healing & Holy Eucharist at 9 a.m. Visit our Website: www.stpaulspayson. org. Email: stpaulspayson@gmail.com. WE Welcome Everyone. Mountain Bible Church Please be our guest this weekend, 8:45 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at 302 E. Rancho Road where our goal is to ‘Love God and Love People!’ We have many adult, children and student ministries on Sundays and during the week. Our Spanish Church called “La Roca” meets Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Want more information? (928) 472-7800 or www.mountainbible.org

Seventh-day Adventist Church 700 E. Wade Lane, Payson; Pastor Steven Salsberry; Elder Sharon Judd. Saturday services: Sabbath School/Bible Study 9:30a.m.; Worship Hour 11 a.m. We welcome all visitors. Come and join us for uplifting fellowship. Call 928-474-9209 for Prayer Meeting times and location, and for coming local events, or visit our website: http://payson.adventistfaith.org.

New Life Foundation Hwy. 87 (next to Windmill Corner Inn), Strawberry, 476-3224. Services: Wednesday, 7 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m.

Tonto Village Chapel We are a Bible based church, in the cool pines of Tonto Village, just a short 17 miles East of Payson, AZ, in the Mogollon Rim area. We invite you & your family to join us for Worship, Bible Study & Fellowship on Sunday & Monday. We offer Sunday Worship Service at 9:30 am, followed by Adult & Child Sunday School/Bible Study at 11 am. We also offer a Monday Evening Adult Bible Study at 5:30 pm (Currently studying the Book of Job) & a Women’s Bible Study Thursday Mornings at 10 am (Currently studying Understanding Purpose by Women of Faith). Lead Pastor Mark Pratt 711 W. Haught Ave, Payson, AZ 85541. Website: www.tontovillagechapel.com Call us @ 928-478-5076 or Email us @ tontovillagechapel@gmail.com. Highway 260 East to the Control Road/Tonto Village turn off, then 1 mile in to Tonto Village Chapel. Hope to see you there!

Payson Family Church 501 E. Rancho Rd. 474-3138. We are a new, non-denominational Christian church that ministers to the entire family. Our vision is to reach this community with God’s love and Word and see lives transformed for His glory. We are mission minded and believe in showing people Jesus, not just talking about Him. Join us Sunday mornings at 10:45 for contemporary worship and teaching of God’s Word. We also offer various other ministry meetings throughout the week for junior high, high school, and college-aged students. Visit our website @ paysonfamilychurch. org. Or our Facebook page for more information. Payson United Methodist Church 414 N. Easy Street (between Zurich St. and Malibu St. behind ACE Hardware); Pastor Carl Peterson. Services: 8:30 a.m. Informal; 11:00 a.m. Traditional. Safe nursery care provided. We are a growing, multi-generational faith community where our hearts, minds, and doors are open to all people. Our mission is to Love Like Jesus. For more information on our choir and handbell programs and ministries and mission to the community, visit our website: paysonumc.com or call 928-474-0485, M-F, 8 a.m.

Unity Church of Payson Looking for a new Spiritual Community? Come live the principles Jesus taught us. We welcome everyone regardless of spiritual background or orientation. Our service is at 10 a.m. Sundays at 600 State Highway 260, #14 (Board of Realtors Conference Room, back of Tiny’s parking lot). For more, go to www.unityofpayson.org (See ‘What’s Happening’ tab for special events) or call 928-478-8515.


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Community Breakfast Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church will hold it’s monthly Community Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., Friday, Jan. 13. There is never a charge for the traditional American breakfast with eggs, coffee, hash browns, sausage, finished with biscuits and gravy.

library include: • Preschooler Storytime, for those 2 to 5 years — every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. • Hablemos Ingles/Let’s Speak Spanish — Conversational Spanish practice — every Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. • Color Me Blissful — Adult Coloring Hour for Relaxation — every Wednesday, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. • Baby Storytime, for those 0 to 23 months — every Thursday, 10:30 a.m.

free genealogy workshop

Book Blitz at the library The Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane Rd., is hosting a series of area authors in a program it is calling Book Blitz at the Payson Public Library. The library’s guest authors through the rest of January are: Carole Mathewson, “World War II on the Home Front,” 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 13; Buckshot Dot, “Arizona HerStory,” 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 18; Marsha Ward, “The Owen Family Saga,” 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 25; and AnnaMarie Eveland, “At First Glance,” 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 26. The Book Blitz presentations are free and open to all ages. For more information, call the library at 928474-9260.

Free Genealogy Workshop The Mogollon Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is presenting a free Genealogy Workshop at the Payson Public Library Community Room from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Jan. 14 for all interested community members. Presenters will include Kathy Farrell, Renee Durfee and Val Sullivan, all Honorary Regents of the Chapter and experienced in genealogical research techniques. The scope of the workshop will include filling out pedigree charts, citing sources and discussing helpful websites. Application forms will be available for those who think they may be eligible to join either the Daughters or the Sons of the American Revolution. For those wishing hands-on experience, DAR has reserved the Family History Center Computer Lab at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints located at 913 S. Ponderosa Street. Participants will be able to sign up for a 1-hour session from 1 p.m. to

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Lego Family Fun kickoff at the library is Jan. 21

Metro Creative Services

The Mogollon Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is presenting a free Genealogy Workshop at the Payson Public Library Community Room from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Jan. 14 for all interested community members.

4 p.m. and have individual help with their family tree research. It is suggested that, if possible, you bring your pedigree chart filled out to the extent you can and also bring a thumb drive to save important files you discover.

Republican Party invites everyone interested to attend at meeting at 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 14 at Tiny’s Family Restaurant, 600 E. Hwy. 260, Payson, so they can get to know about PCs and learn about they do. For more info call 928-951-6774.

Learn about the work of Precinct Committeemen

Calling all artists

A Precinct Committeeman (PC) is the first level of elected officials in a county or legislative district, but every bit as important as any other elected official. Each PC represents about 125 registered voters of their political party, in their neighborhoods. The Gila County Republican Party is looking to enlist about 60 more PCs to serve the county by helping to get the word out about candidates (during election years) and legislative bills and issues during the annual Arizona legislative sessions. The Gila County

The Payson Art League invites all artists to participate in their annual Open Studio Tour. Artists open their studios to the public to show and sell their work. This is a wonderful opportunity to interact with each other. Artists demonstrate how they produce art in different mediums and techniques. Visitors are able to ask questions and see art as a creative process. Studios are located in various locations in Payson and Pine. The tour dates are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 5, 6 and 7

from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2017. Please contact Sally Myers for applications and more information at 928-472-8651 or email paysonartleague@gmail.com.

Free Country Western dance lessons Free Country Western dance lessons with Lynn and John Pajerski at the Ox Bow Saloon are offered from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 14. Come learn the Arizona 2-step, triple time, country waltz and line dances then practice to music by Patricia and The Barn Raisers. Singles and couples welcome. Please bring a canned good or not-perishable item for donation to The Deacon’s Pantry Food Bank. For questions, call 480-734-1647.

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The Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane Rd., will have a Lego Family Fun kickoff event from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 21 with the movie “Lego Star Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles.” Each family that joins us for this event will receive a Lego Star Wars Mad Libs Booklet while supplies last. Lego Family Fun is going to be from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. the third Saturday of the month.

Win a custom wind chime The Isabelle Hunt Memorial Library is holding a raffle for a custom-made wind chime crafted by Paul Paul of Strawberry. Tickets are six for $5 or 15 for $10. The drawing takes place at 2 p.m., Friday, April 14 at the library, 6124 N. Randall Place, Pine. Call 928476-3678 for details.

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Free Pre-Op Knee Surgery Workshop Wednesday, January 18, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Our rehab services director, Lisa Schultz, and Michael Barland, PT and senior manager at Banner Health, will discuss knee replacement surgery and how to help ensure a successful recovery. These workshops will cover: • An overview of total knee replacement • Common causes of knee problems • Preparing for surgery • Avoiding post-op problems • Knee replacement exercise guide • Preparing your home for your return To make a reservation, call 928.468.7960. Can't make the workshop? Then call us to reserve your free copy of the pre-op ortho workbook.

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Friday, January 13, 2017

A true example of great sportsmanship Earlier this week I penned a ball carrier was down and there was remembrance of former Payson High no fumble. Some Horn faithful stormed School football and baseball coach the field to face off against the refs. Terry Nodlinski who died Jan. 1 in The officials, however, retreated to Scottsdale following a battle with can- the friendly confines of the junior high cer. dressing room saying the runner had During Nod’s tenure, he coached indeed coughed up the ball. many players from both Pine and It was a restive scene at best. Strawberry, many of them who became With the Cougar win, SLHS players, all-region and all-state honorees. fans and the coaching staff erupted in Although Terry and I hadn’t spoken a madcap celebration that certainly in years, we had always known one had to raise the ire of Horn fans. another in a unique sort of way. As disappointing and disheartening During our high school tenures, I as the loss was for Nod, he immediatehad coached both against and along- ly sought me out, shook my hand and side him. said, “Nice game.” In the early 1980s as coach of the He never once mentioned the fumShow Low Cougars, I faced “Coach ble controversy. Nod” and his Longhorns in back-toThat’s the classy way all high back years. After leaving Show Low to school sporting events should end, but move to Payson, I was on Nodlinski’s sadly it doesn’t always happen. staff for four years. There are some coaches who storm Although he and I didn’t always see off the field after a tough eye-to-eye — coaches seldom loss blaming officials and do — I believed we enjoyed a rattlin’ refusing to shake hands with the rim mutual respect. opponents. Among Nod’s most admiBut that wasn’t Nod’s way. rable qualities was his sense After joining the PHS staff of fair play and sportsmanin 1985, it became obvious ship. that the sportsmanship Nod In 1983, I brought the had shown that evening on Cougars to Payson to play PHS field was nothing out of for a regular season-ending the ordinary. game that had all the gridiron All the years I knew him, marbles at stake. Max Foster he showed the same integrity If we won, SLHS would be after each game, no matter crowned region champion for whether it was a jubilant win the first time ever and be awarded a or heartbreaking loss. berth in the state tournament and a It’s coaches like Nod that set the first round home game. great examples for young people to The clash turned into a barnburner live by. that was tied 21-21 at the end of regulation. Vows to public education In OT, we had the ball first and Gov. Doug Ducey made some big scored a touchdown, but missed the time promises to public education extra point. Payson had the ball next and on Monday in his State of the State mounted a determined ground attack address. He vowed he would support more behind a huge offensive line anchored money for teachers, all-day kindergarby Moose Dryer and Louis Scott. No matter what defensive fronts we ten and signing bonuses for those who called, we couldn’t stop the Longhorns’ agree to teach in poverty areas. All great proposals, but talk is grind-it-out bull rushes that were gaining five and six yards with each cheap. As Ducey and the Legislature move attempt. Just as the Horns neared the goal forward let’s hope both do the “right and appeared to be on the verge of thing” as was promised and come up scoring the tying TD, a ball carrier with the funds to adequately support broke free and was just yards from our long neglected public schools. Arizona has cut over $1 billion from scoring. A successful extra point would have given PHS the win and the education funding for the past eight years and our state is ranked last or postseason berth. But suddenly, Show Low defensive near the bottom in per-student funding end Van Stapley wrapped up the Horn and teacher salaries. That has led to ball carrier stripping the ball while historic teacher shortages high class sizes and in some cases drop outs. taking him to the turf. First on the agenda is to support In a flash, a pile of Cougar players jumped on the loose ball ending Horn passage of Prop. 123. If passed, it will hopes for an upset victory begin to return some of the school There was a controversy, however. funding politicians denied in past Payson players vehemently argued the years by restoring the inflation fund-

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Former PHS teacher and coach Terry Nodlinski died Jan. 1 following a battle with cancer.

ing that voters mandated years ago. Next the governor and Legislature must stop diverting revenue away from public schools through corporate tax cuts. The Legislature must also provide immediate and significant public education funding focused on the needs of our schools in Arizona. Also, salaries must be increased, as Ducey pledged, to sustain a highly qualified workforce of teachers and classrooms must be fitted with supplies, updated textbooks and technology. The Legislature and Ducey must also plan a strategy to provide midterm and long-term funding for Arizona’s public schools. Ducey said nothing on Monday and how he plans to find the money for his proposals, but we will learn today, when the new budget is out, how education will be funded when he has also promised more tax cuts ever year he is governor. Friends meet Pine Library Friends will not meet in January, but will gather for 1 p.m., Feb. 27 in the library activity room. Friends president Linda Armstrong says the program committee is in the process of putting together an “interesting program, so be sure to circle the date on your calendar.” Is it Paul Paul, or Paul Paul? Most all who know Strawberry resident Paul Paul acknowledge he is a talented craftsman with a witty sense of humor. Several years ago he approached me with a complaint about a feature I had written in this column.

He claimed I had inverted his name and had his last name first and first name last. What? His humor is unique, but it is his craftsmanship that will have Isabelle Hunt Memorial Library patrons lining up to purchase raffle tickets that has as a prize a magnificent wind chime he designed and built. The wind chime is on display at the library. Tickets are six for $5 or 15 for $10. The drawing will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, April 14 in the library. Also at the library, Movie Madness continues Wednesday, Jan. 18 with the showing of “The Wild Life.” The adventure-comedy movie is rated PG and is one hour and 30 minutes in length. Children should bring their own pillow so as to be comfortable on the floor and refreshments will be served. Story Time for children will be held at 10:15 a.m. each Wednesday during January and Artist in Training sessions are held all day each Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday of the month. Wii is available all opening hours each Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday of the month. Saturday trail work The Pine Strawberry Fuel Reduction trail committee has released the trails work schedule for the next two month. The volunteers will be doing improvement and maintenance on the Pine-Strawberry Trail (Trail #15). Volunteers should meet at the Mohawk Drive entrance, which is the county access road just to the north of 3778 Mohawk Drive in Pine. All sessions are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and volunteers should bring their own lunch, snacks and water. Work will be on Saturdays of Jan. 21 and Feb. 4 and 18. Committee members anticipate that sometime during the next two months, the group will receive a Recreational Trails Grant, which will allow the volunteers to begin work on a Pine Trailhead project. Prepping for the big time As one of professional bass fisherman Clifford Pirch’s former classroom teachers and coaches, I admire the way he approaches challenges with great passion and determination. That’s why I’m sure he is already plotting strategy and practicing for his appearance this spring in the Super Bowl of fishing. It’s the 2017 Bassmaster Classic to be held March 24-26 on Lake Conroe

near Houston, Texas. To qualify for the 2017 Classic, Pirch had to be among the top 51 finishers of the 111 pros who competed during the regular season in the nine Bassmaster Elite tournaments. Pirch qualified by finishing 36th in the standings with 659 points. The road to the Classic was bumpy and sometimes uncertain, but the Rim pro nailed down the berth Sept. 15-18, 2016 in the Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship tournament held on Mille Lac Lake in Minnesota. There he finished 29th of the 50 anglers weighing in a catch of 57 pounds, 15 ounces that earned him $12,000 in prize money and a ticket to the “Big Show.” Pirch’s appearance next spring will mark the fourth consecutive time he has qualified for the Classic. It was four years ago that Pirch switched to the Bassmaster circuit after having an illustrious career on the FLW circuit that included 16 top10 finishes. Also in his pro career, he fished his way to a second place finish in a 2015 Bassmaster Elite tournament on Lake Havasu and has taken home the championship of the WON Bass U.S. Open on three separate occasions. He also placed second three times in the Open, which is considered the most prestigious tournament in the West. The Bassmaster Classic weigh-ins will take place inside massive Minute Maid Park, the home of the Houston Astros of major league baseball. The tournament winner pockets $300,000 and of course will enjoy the massive endorsements and perks that go along with being crowned king of bass fishing In all, the qualifiers will be battling for $1 million in prize money. Pirch and the other qualifiers will also be performing before perhaps the largest crowd to ever take in a fishing tournament. The current record is the 107,000 spectators at the 2016 Classic in Tulsa, a number the ’17 Classic is expected to easily surpass. For those who can’t make it to Houston, the tournament’s on-the-water action will also be streamed live on the B.A.S.S. website, Bassmaster.com. Thought for the week Thought for this week is two quotations former Payson High School coach and teacher Terry Nodlinski held dear. They are: “A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself” — Josh Billings “If you only read books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.” — Haruki Murakami

Creek says farewell to a grand lady Christopher Creek summer resident, Martha Bethancourt, left this world on News Year’s Eve. She passed away while laughing and enjoying dinner with friends. We are told she was “still going like a locomotive until the end.” Marty lived in the Arcadia district in the Valley and spent her summers at her cabin on the creek down on Apple Lane. She was Arizona’s very first female air traffic controller, working the tower at Sky Harbor airport. One pilot couldn’t believe his ears when he heard a young female voice over the radio. So, after landing, he climbed the steps to the top of the tower to see for himself. He asked her for a date and they were later married. She, herself, became a pilot because she couldn’t meet the height requirement of 5 feet, 6 inches, to become a stewardess. And yet Marty, at 5 feet, 5 inches, was known to have chased

elk down the creek with a broom after weather related. Be encouraged to come seeing the damage done to her flowers. another week to the fire station around 9 a.m. to give Girl Scout, Scout leader, church vol- in the creek the CCHOA members a hand. unteer, Tri-Delt, full-time mom to two You just knew it. During last sumsons and a daughter were some more of mer’s monsoon season your radar app her accomplishments. She loved nature. showed bands of heavy rain over a line Always looking for adventure, from Bear Flat, Kohl’s Ranch, Tonto 97-year-old Marty went kayaking again Village to Mead-Collins ranch. Time just last summer. For her 90th birthday, after time they were getting hammered she was in Panama to go zip-lining. with heavy rains while here in the Creek We are told Halloween in the Creek Rod Britain we might get a sprinkle or a brief showwas one of her favorite days and Gary er. It seemed that off to the east the folks Anderson caught her in costume last fall on Colcord were getting more than us as well. and shared her picture. This was all born out in Janet Snyder’s column Her cabin will remain in the family. She was as she reports that folks in Bear Flat recorded one of our jewels. Saturday, Jan. 14, the lighting and decorations 36 inches of rainfall for the year! That’s just five from the holidays will be taken down and returned miles down from Christopher Creek where they to storage until next year. The week’s delay was received seven inches more rain and we’re glad

to hear it! In the 1880s around here, a horse and rider could perhaps be looked upon as the social media of the day. Passing through the scattered ranches, the rider spread news of hostiles or maybe who was shot that week in the GrahamTewksburry feud. In today’s social media there is a Facebook page with the name of Pleasant Valley Museum. You will find it a simple page with a few pictures. In a Dec. 18 post there is a 49-minute documentary about the Pleasant Valley War that shows the highlights of the incidents: the shootings, the ambushes, the hanging. My opinion is, those offering commentary make this worth a look. You be the judge. The days are getting longer for most, but shorter for others ... and that’s another week in the Creek.

Hearts and flowers close on heels of Christmas decorations The holiday season is over ... what a letdown. Everything the looks bare after all the deco- village rations that adorned streets, offices and homes. The stores are already putting out all kinds and shapes of hearts, plush animals, candy of all kinds and of course the old standby, the box of chocolates in a heartshaped box from a small vari- Janet Snyder ety to very large. A person could add on pounds just looking at all the candy. I think I have already from the Christmas gifts — my hubby got a three-pound box of chocolates for Christmas. Who could resist all that sugary goodness? New cellphone Bill and I took the plunge and bought an Android from Verizon. OMG! We hardly knew how to turn it on, let alone actually know what

all the apps were. Luckily, the Verizon store near the Safeway mall is offering second Saturday classes each month for the people like us who know nothing about these devices. We tried the navigation app a few weeks ago with no success; we didn’t know how to keep the device on long enough. The screen kept going dark! We went back to the store and they showed us how to keep the screen on for a longer period of time. Some of us older folks are baffled by these phones. We are told that we hold a computer, a phone and encyclopedia in our hands. OMG! We will never learn how to utilize all of this information. Hellsgate Fire Department I received notice that the monthly fire board meeting has been changed

to Wednesday, Jan. 18. This is a departure from the usual second Wednesday schedule. Please make a note of the change. The meeting is being held at fire station #21 in Star Valley beginning at 5:30 p.m. Birthdays & anniversaries On Jan. 10, local Tonto Village resident Steve Kamp added another candle to his birthday cake. The next day, Laura Bierwirth of Colcord Estates and Payson celebrated her big day. Laura is a Domino Diva so she celebrated with the Divas on Wednesday, Jan. 11. Laura was treated to her favorite dessert (razzleberry pie), a round of singing the birthday song and other surprises. Thursday, Jan. 12, another Domino Diva had a special event. Dara and Phon Sutton of Bear Flat celebrated their 37th wedding anniversary. Happy anniversary. May you know

many more years of joy and love. On Jan. 16, (Martin Luther King Day, by the way and a federal holiday), Garah Monich of Star Valley will be celebrating her birthday. Garah is the clerk of the Hellsgate Fire Board, and she also can be seen working hard at Walmart. A very happy birthday to you and to Laura and Steve. I hope your birthdays are wrapped in smiles. Recipe of the week Since this week is the Suttons’ anniversary, the recipe will be her cornbread recipe that is in the “Fireflies Can Cook” cookbook. My hubby swears that this is the best cornbread he has ever had, and I heartily agree. Dara has brought the cornbread to the Divas’ gathering on Wednesdays and the Divas also agree. CORNBREAD

1 cup butter 1 cup sugar 4 eggs

2 cups creamed corn 1/2 cup Monterey jack cheese, grated 1/2 cup medium cheddar cheese, grated 1 cup all-purpose white flour 1 cup yellow corn meal 4 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Using an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar, then add eggs one at a time. Gradually, mix in corn and cheeses. Stir in remaining ingredients. Spread evenly in a greased 9-inch-by-13-inch cake pan. Place in oven, close door, and IMMEDIATELY reduce oven temperature to 300 degrees. Bake one hour. Top will still seem moist-looking, not dry as in a cake. Center should be set, not gooey. Serve warm. In these times when everything and everyone is in a rush to get where they are going, a saying by Jim Rohn seems very appropriate — “Either you run the day, or the day runs you.”


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ACROSS 1 Separates by a boundary 9 Rues 16 “Mamma Mia!” group 20 Perennial Italian encore 21 Place to spend drams 22 James Brown’s style 23 Arriving where there’s no outlet 25 Kind of wrestling 26 Weak in the ___ 27 One more than bi28 Tight spot 29 Baggins of “The Hobbit” 30 “Calm down!” 36 Ga. hours 39 Any of les Antilles 40 Works in a gallery 41 Stem (from) 42 One the Blessed Virgin’s titles 47 “Gangnam Style” rapper 48 Sit-ups work them 50 River vessel 51 Unrefined metals 52 Like sports cars, briefly 54 Common lot sizes 56 Assertions 58 Instruction in force indefinitely 61 Web programming language 62 “___ really help if ...” 64 Day to “beware”

65 Suffix with Benedict 66 Ford bombs 68 They’re hidden in the centers of this puzzle’s eight longest answers 71 Tabloid “monster” 75 Kilmer or Guest of film 76 Descartes of rationalism 77 Homeboys’ howdies 79 Moral lapses 80 Marked with a very cold iron, as cattle 86 Picnics, e.g. 88 In an unstrict way 89 Elongated fish 90 ___ Sea (Asian body) 92 Problematic plant swelling 93 Old Giants great Mel 94 Vase variety 95 Shout just before flying 97 Small monastery 100 During each 102 Bullfight yell 103 Decade divs. 104 Celebrity advocate for UNESCO 110 Torn apart 111 DiFranco of folk rock 112 Play scenery 113 Semicolon’s cousin 117 Out of port 118 Hiragana or katakana, in a sense 123 Injury, in law 124 Dessert style

125 Ticketmaster specification 126 Payment to play cards 127 Sorcerers 128 Exits DOWN 1 Taunt 2 “I love him like ___” 3 “The Eternal City” 4 ___ light (filming lamp) 5 Touch, e.g. 6 Texter’s “Wow!” 7 Hissy 8 Boots, e.g. 9 Bike spokes, say 10 Before, in poetry 11 Key with one sharp 12 Stinging insect 13 Military foe 14 Baking pan 15 Unhappy 16 Home of St. Francis 17 Broad street 18 Stinging insect 19 Chilly 24 Airport landing: Abbr. 29 “It’s chilly!” 31 Avila aunt 32 Just about 33 “N’est ce ___?” 34 Ingests too much of, informally 35 180-degree turn, informally 36 Break out of

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1. GEOGRAPHY: What is a biblical name for Lake Tiberias, located in Israel? 2. INVENTIONS: In what century was the first commercially sucessful steam engine invented? 3. ART: Which 17th-century Flemish artist was known for painting full-figured, voluptuous women? 4. GOVERNMENT: What famous South Pacific island is under the control of France? 5. MEASUREMENTS: How long is the Chunnel, the underground tunnel between England and France? 6. MOVIES: What 1990s Coen brothers movie featured the tagline, “A lot can happen in the middle of nowhere”? 7. ASTRONOMY: Which planet in our

solar system has a moon named Phobos? 8. SCIENCE: What is the name for the condition in which the air temperature reaches 100 percent relative humidity and condensation occurs? 9. SUPERHEROES: Which superhero is more commonly known as Linda Lee Danvers? 10. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What month is traditionally associated with the opal birthstone? Answers 1. Sea of Galilee 2. 18th 3. Paul Rubens 4. Tahiti 5. 31 miles 6. “Fargo” 7. Mars 8. Dew point 9. Supergirl 10. October

37 Fended (off) 38 Voices below altos 43 Not at all advanced 44 Grazing spot 45 Hi-___ screen 46 Suffix with 40- or 50Across 47 Oh-so-prim 49 Latvia was one: Abbr. 52 All that ___ bag of chips 53 Biographer Leon 54 Top-rate 55 Toyota of the 1980s 57 Cotton thread type 59 Pointed a firearm 60 Knife in old infomercials 63 “Noah” director Aronofsky 67 Sluggish 69 “Hud” co-star Patricia 70 Rural hotels 72 Wiry 73 Film director Bergman 74 Elia pieces 78 “Fa-a-ancy!” 80 Mel’s brassy waitress 81 Rodent’s last meal, maybe 82 Gregarious sort 83 Gem mineral 84 “The Raven” poet’s initials 85 ___ Hill (R&B quartet) 87 Bill’s film bud 91 Faith forsaker 94 Geller of mentalism

95 City area, for short 96 Rorem of art songs 98 Form a thought 99 BYOB part 100 Neighbor of Colombia 101 Key with one sharp 104 Persona non ___ 105 Bolivian city 106 Horse relatives 107 Witness 108 Earthy hue, to a Brit 109 Pothole sites 114 Suits’ degs. 115 Portion (out) 116 Comic actor Roscoe 118 Maxilla locale 119 Former boxing king 120 Reds great Roush 121 Sawmill item 122 Big name in water filters

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

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SALOME’S STARS ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your batteries should be fully recharged by now, making you more than eager to get back into the swing of things full time. Try to stay focused so that you don’t dissipate your energies. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You’re eager to charge straight ahead into your new responsibilities. But you’ll have to paw the ground a little longer, until a surprise complication is worked out. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Rival factions are pressuring you to take a stand favoring one side or the other. But this isn’t the time to play judge. Bow out as gracefully as possible, without committing yourself to any position. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Reassure a longtime, trusted confidante that you appreciate his or her words of advice. But at this time, you need to act on what you perceive to be your own sense of self-interest. LEO (July 23 to August 22) You need to let your warm Leonine heart fire up that new relationship if you hope to see it move from the “just friends” level to one that will be as romantic as you could hope for. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) There’s still time to repair a misunderstanding with an honest explanation and a heartfelt apology. The sooner you do, the sooner you can get on with other matters.

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How I became an ‘artist’

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LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Expect a temporary setback as you progress toward your goal. Use this time to re-examine your plans and see where you might need to make some significant changes. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Some missteps are revealed as the cause of current problems in a personal or professional partnership. Make the necessary adjustments and then move on. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Jupiter’s influence helps you work through a pesky problem, allowing your naturally jovial attitude to re-emerge stronger than ever. Enjoy your success. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Set aside your usual reluctance to change, and consider reassessing your financial situation so that you can build on its strengths and minimize its weaknesses. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Some recently acquired information helps open up a dark part of the past. Resolve to put what you’ve learned to good use. Travel plans continue to be favored. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Act on your own keen instincts. Your strong Piscean backbone will support you as someone attempts to pressure you into a decision you’re not ready to make. BORN THIS WEEK: You embody a love for traditional values combined with an appreciation of what’s new and challenging.

Like most people, I suppose, I’ve creative. always enjoyed looking at a good paintWe rented a nice little brick house ing. I remember spending four or five in a beautiful village 11 miles from the days at age 16 browsing through muse- base, and slowly, piece by piece, over a ums and art galleries during the summer period of a year replaced the temporarI spent three weeks in New York City, ily borrowed base stuff with antiques. I having gone back to Staten Island to visit enjoyed that because it gave me a chance the old gang. Some of those paintings to use all the furniture making and finwere so beautiful they made me wish I ishing skills I had learned in high school. could paint, but I can remember thinking, So we ended up with a house filled with “Me? Paint something worth looking at? beautiful old period pieces that we picked Not a chance!” up for a song, ones I spent a happy year So how did I become an “artist” of restoring and refinishing. sorts who painted over 225 oils that sold I tell you Johnny, I never had so much like hot cakes? And how come I just quit fun in all my life as I did working with one day? all that gorgeous oak, English walnut, An odd, but interesting story. and genuine Honduras mahogWhen Lolly and I first married any. You see, we weren’t tryit was standard procedure that your turn ing to make money. We didn’t when a military family transcare about retaining the antique ferred overseas their household value of each piece; we just goods were shipped with them. wanted each of those gorgeous But a change occurred about the antiques to look the way it had time we went to Okinawa. They when it was made. told us to ship all our personal What fun! An entire year things, such as our linen, dinnerspent working evenings and ware, clothing, knickknacks and Tom Garrett weekends with my hands doing such, but said they would supply something I loved doing! us with everything else because Well, that ended and although they had found out it was cheaper to buy the rooms in our temporary home in that furnishings, ship them overseas, leave tiny village were small, were wall-pathem there, supply us with them, and pered and needed nothing hanging on warehouse our stuff stateside until we them, that was not true when we moved got back. on base a year later. Lolly looked around So when Lolly and I and the kids and said, “Tom, we have to get something later shipped to England we naturally to hang on these bare walls!” went by the new rules, but someone in Buy new stuff in England? Uh-uh, Base Transportation failed to do his job, never make the error of buying newly which meant telling us that the Brits had made things in a partially socialist counmessed up the idea in the UK by wanting try. An example? The exact same steam to sell the military all the furniture — iron — same brand and same item numThat would have cost far too much as ber — which we could buy in the States you will see in just a minute. So when we for $7.50, cost £7.50. How much was that? arrived in England with nothing but our A shocking $29! personal things we were shocked to find I looked in the Sears Christmas catathat we should have shipped them. log to see if I could perhaps buy some nice Because it was not our mistake, we prints. But forget it! The cheapest thing could have had them ship our stuff over. they had was a ship in the $45 range — However, since there wasn’t room for and it was nothing to brag about! us on base at first even though I was a “Hell!” said Garrett, eying the catalog, master sergeant, and since they did pro- “I could paint a ship that good.” vide furniture for those who were stuck And therein lies a tale — for next off base for a while, we decided to get week.

Zane Grey’s Rim Country years is; that whole thing in there where they The Zane Grey legacy in Arizona’s spread camp and stayed, about two or Rim Country began in the fall of 1918 three days. Oh boy. Here I’d sit on the when he brought his 9-year-old son porch and take in the deals. There was Romer and a hunting party into Payson. quite a crew. There must have been 20 in Well-known guide Al Doyle, who admit- the bunch.” ted he did not know this area as well as Of interest is that 1918 was the year he knew the Colorado Plateau, escort- the last grizzly bear was found in the Rim ed them. However he had made Country. Doyle had heard that arrangements for Grey to meet one needed to be bagged around Anderson Lee Haught, known as back when Tonto Creek where the Silver “Babe Haught,” whose exploits Tip was killing cattle. This was as a lion and bear hunter were the final inducement for Doyle to legend. Haught made his living bring Zane Grey and his hunting hunting bear and lion, as well as party into the area the author running a few cattle. would later dub “The Tonto The party spent a day at the Rim.” Natural Bridge and then made After several days they were a four-and-a-half hour ride to rested from their 100-mile trip Payson, coming in on the Pine Stan Brown down over the Mogollon Plateau Road (McLane) and camping and taking their well-supplied on the town’s Main Street. Grey pack train headed east for Tonto Creek was not exactly a stranger to Paysonites and a meeting with Babe Haught. because by this time he had written 18 I interviewed Babe Haught’s son successful novels and his fame preced- Richard at his home in Globe, and he ed him. Later he would reflect on his talked about the day Zane Grey met his impressions of Payson in his book “Tales dad. “They came to, well, about three of Lonely Trails” — “Payson appeared miles below the ranch. Lee Doyle come up to be an old hamlet, retaining many fron- to talk to my dad, and my dad was funny. tier characteristics such as old board He had a lot of dealings with people from and stone houses with high fronts, hitch- California that would beat him every time. ing posts and pumps on sidewalks, and He didn’t trust Grey because he was one street so wide that it resembled a from California, but he decided to talk to Mexican plaza. Payson contained two him. So they made a deal, (and my dad) stores, where I hoped to buy a rifle, and packed him out on the mountain there at hoped in vain.” Beaver Canyon, just on top of the Rim. Grey had lost his rifle along the trail, So they hunted that year and when Zane but “a dark skinned rider named Copple” Grey got ready to leave he booked him came by their camp and in appreciation for the next year ... I seen him every year for having read Grey’s books he “lent me from, 1918 to 1929.” his .30 Government Winchester and gave The author, in his book “Tales of me several boxes of ammunition. Also Lonely Trails” describes his response he presented me with a cowhide lasso.” to the scenery that day. “At last we surCopple, a part Indian, was invited to join mounted the rim, from which I saw a the hunting party. scene that defied words. It was different Teresa Boardman, the nurse for from any I had seen before. Black timber Payson’s Dr. Risser, recalled that day in a as far as eye could see! Then I saw a vast taped interview with Ira Murphy. “Never bowl enclosed by dim mountain ranges, forget the first time that outfit came in. with a rolling floor of forested ridges and Oh-oo! They came from Flag, down over dark lines I knew to be canyons. For wild the mountain. Lee Doyle brought them rugged beauty I had not seen its equal.” in. He had a kind of an outfit, you know, After the hunt Grey went home to for taking people. See, he brought Zane California determined to return during Grey in and the first night they camped the next hunting season. right there, back of where Lizzie Holder’s Next: Building the Cabin CHAPTER 2 – ARRIVAL IN RIM COUNTRY

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LEGAL NOTICES 16433: 12/30/2016, 1/6, 1/13/2017 SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF ARIZONA FOR THE COUNTY OF GILA IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF DAVID CALVIN GILL, An Adult, Deceased. Case No.: PB201600119 NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF INFORMAL APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE & PROBATE OF WILL NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT: 1. Stacy J. Gill was appointed Personal Representative of this Estate on December 21, 2016, and the notice to the persons named in will of informal appointment of personal representative and probate of will was given as required by law. 2. All persons having claims against the Estate who are unknown are required to present their claims within (4) months after the first publication of this Notice or the claims will be forever barred. 3. All persons having claims against the Estate who are known are required to present their claims within (4) months after receipt of this Notice by mail or the claims will be forever barred. 4. Claims must be presented by delivering or mailing a written statement of the claim to Stacy J. Gill, Personal Representative, c/o The Owens Law Firm, 200 W. Frontier St., Ste. L, Payson, Arizona 85541. RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED this 23rd day of December, 2016. THE OWENS LAW FIRM, PLC By /s/ Jared R. Owens, Jared R. Owens, Esq. Attorney for Personal Representative, Stacy Gill ORIGINAL of the foregoing filed this 23rd day of December, 2016. Gila County Clerk of the Superior Court, 714 S. Beeline Hwy, Payson, AZ. /s/ Jared R. Owens 16437: 1/10, 1/13, 1/17/2017 ARTICLES OF AMENDMENT TO ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION For POWERS AND HARRIGAN LLC. FILE # L-1933961-7 The Articles of Organization of POWERS AND HARRIGAN, LLC, initially filed with the Arizona Corporation Commission are hereby amended as follows: 1. ENTITY NAME: The NEW Entity Name of the professional limited liability company is: POWERS OF PAYSON, LLC 2. MEMBERS CHANGE: Remove Member; RENEE R HARRIGAN, 111 N. WHITING DRIVE, PAYSON, AZ 85541. SIGNATURE: By checking the box marked “I accept” below, I acknowledge under penalty of perjury that this document together with any attachments is submitted in compliance with Arizona law. (x) I ACCEPT: Signed by /s/ Christine M. Powers, CHRISTINE M. POWERS, Dated: 12/15/2016; (x) This is a member-managed LLC and I am signing individually as a member or I am signing for an entity member named: POWERS REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST. 16438: 1/6, 1/13, 1/20/2017 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF ARIZONA GILA COUNTY In the Matter of the Estate of: MARK ANTHONY APPEL DOB: Sept. 13, 1959, (Deceased) PB-201600118 NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Assigned to the Honorable Bryan Chambers, Judge) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT FRED ERNEST APPEL has been appointed Personal Representative of this Estate. All per-


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sons having claims against the Estate are required to present their claims within four (4) 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: Fred Ernest Appel, 1001 W. Elizabeth Way, Coolidge, AZ 85128. Respectfully submitted this 30th day of December, 2016 /s/ Fred Ernest Appel, Fred Ernest Appel Original filed/delivered/mailed this 30th day of December, 2016: Clerk of the Superior Court, 1400 E. Ash Street, Globe, Arizona 85501 By: /s/ Fred Ernest Appel 16439: 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3/2017 TS No. AZ07000555-16-1 APN 304-04-009A 0 TO No. 8682963 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 August 23, 2013 and recorded on September 6, 2013 as Instrument No. 2013-010620 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Gila County, Arizona. NOTICE! IF YOU BELIEVE THERE IS A DEFENSE TO THE TRUSTEE SALE OR IF YOU HAVE AN OBJECTION TO THE TRUSTEE SALE, YOU MUST FILE AN ACTION AND OBTAIN A COURT ORDER PURSUANT TO RULE 65, ARIZONA RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE, STOPPING THE SALE NO LATER THAN 5:00 P.M. MOUN-

TAIN STANDARD TIME ON THE LAST BUSINESS DAY BEFORE THE SCHEDULED DATE OF THE SALE, OR YOU MAY HAVE WAIVED ANY DEFENSES OR OBJECTIONS TO THE SALE. UNLESS YOU OBTAIN AN ORDER, THE SALE WILL BE FINAL AND WILL OCCUR at public auction to the highest bidder AT THE FRONT ENTRANCE TO THE GILA COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1400 EAST ASH STREET, GLOBE, AZ 85501 on March 20, 2017 at 11:00 AM on said day. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 401 E BONITA ST, PAYSON, AZ 85541 THAT PORTION OF LOT 10, 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(S) NO. 150, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCBRIBED AS FOLLOWS:PARCEL A, ON RECORD OF SURVEY MAP RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF GILA COUNTY, ARIZONA AS SURVEY MAP. NO. 2921. APN: 304-04-009A 0 Original Principal Balance $146,587.00 Name and Address of original Trustor MICHELLE E KLIMUT AND DANIEL T KLIMUT, WIFE AND HUSBAND. 401 E BONITA ST, PAYSON, AZ 85541 Name and Address of the Beneficiary FREEDOM MORTGAGE CORPORATION c/o Freedom Mortgage Corporation 907 Pleasant Valley Ave Mount Laurel,

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LEGAL NOTICES NJ 08054 Name and Address of Trustee MTC Financial Inc. dba Trustee Corps 17100 Gillette Ave, Irvine, CA 92614 949-252-8300 TDD: 800-367-8939 Said sale will be made for cash (payable at time of sale), 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 Trust Deed, which includes interest thereon as provided in said Note, advances, if any under the terms of said Trust Deed, interest on advances, if any, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trust created by said Trust Deed. The Trustee will accept only cash or cashier’s check for reinstatement or price bid payment. Reinstatement payment must be paid before five o’clock P.M. (5:00 P.M.) on the last day other than a Saturday or legal holiday before the date of sale. The purchaser at the sale, other than the Beneficiary to the extent of his credit bid, shall pay the price bid no later than five o’clock P.M. (5:00 P.M.) of the following day, other than a Saturday or legal holiday. 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. Conveyance of the property shall be without warranty, express or implied, and subject to all liens, claims or interest having a priority senior to the Deed of Trust. The Trustee shall not express an opinion as to the condition of title. DATE: December 12, 2016 MTC Financial Inc. dba Trustee Corps Amanda Alcantara, Authorized Signatory Manner of Trustee qualification: Real Estate Broker, as required by ARS Section 33-803, Subsection A Name of Trustee’s regulator: Arizona Department of Real Estate SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ONLINE AT www.realtybid.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: Chronos Solutions at 888-632-4482ISL Number 26795, Pub Dates: 01/13/2017, 01/20/2017, 01/27/2017, 02/03/2017, PAYSON ROUNDUP

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LEGAL NOTICES 16440: 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3/2017 TS No. AZ08000439-16-1 APN 102-13-008F 6 TO No. 8684662 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 August 6, 2007 and recorded on August 8, 2007 as Instrument No. 2007-013400 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Gila County, Arizona. NOTICE! IF YOU BELIEVE THERE IS A DEFENSE TO THE TRUSTEE SALE OR IF YOU HAVE AN OBJECTION TO THE TRUSTEE SALE, YOU MUST FILE AN ACTION AND OBTAIN A COURT ORDER PURSUANT TO RULE 65, ARIZONA RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE, STOPPING THE SALE NO LATER THAN 5:00 P.M. MOUNTAIN STANDARD TIME ON THE LAST BUSINESS DAY BEFORE THE SCHEDULED DATE OF THE SALE, OR YOU MAY HAVE WAIVED ANY DEFENSES OR OBJECTIONS TO THE SALE. UNLESS YOU OBTAIN AN ORDER, THE SALE WILL BE FINAL AND WILL OCCUR at public auction to the highest bidder at the front entrance to the Gila County Courthouse, 1400 East Ash Street, Globe, AZ 85501 on March 21, 2017 at 11:00 AM on said day. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 7679 S ICE HOUSE CANYON RD, GLOBE, AZ 85501 PARCEL NO. 1THAT PORTION OF HOMESTEAD ENTRY SURVEY NO. 98, GILA COUNTY ARIZONA, DESCRIBED ASFOLLOWS:BEGINNING AT CORNER NO. 1 OF SAID H.E.S. NO. 98;THENCE SOUTH 49° 40` WEST 153.55 FEET TO THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF ICE HOUSECANYON ROAD, A COUNTY ROAD, AT ENGRE, STA. 52+34.74;PAGE 1THENCE CONTINUING ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE, ALONG THE ARC OF A CURVE TO THE TIGHTOR RADIUS 153.24 FEET AND DELTA OF 1° 19` 54”, 3.56 FEET;TRENCE SOUTH 53° 28` EAST 116.88 FEET TO A POINT ON THE LINE 1-2 THE EASTERLY BOUNDARYOF SAID H.E.S. NO. 98;THENCE NORTH 8° 19` 35” EAST (RECORD NORTH 8° 05” EAST) ALONG SAID EASTERLY BOUNDARY,173.72 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.PARCEL NO. 2THAT PORTION OF HOMESTEAD ENTRY SURVEY NO. 98, GILA COUNTY ARIZONA DESCRIBED ASFOLLOWS:BEGINNING AT A POINT ON THE LINE 1-2 OF SAID H.E.S. NO. 98 FROM WHICH POINT CORNER NO. 2OF SAID H.E.S. NO. 98 BEARS SOUTH 8° 19` 35” WEST 155.25 FEET;THENCE SOUTH 8° 19` 35” WEST ALONG SAID LINE 1-2 90.00 FEET;THENCE NORTH 50° 06` WEST 167.96 FEET TO THE SOUTHEASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE COUNTYROAD KNOWN AS ICE HOUSE CANYON ROAD;THENCE NORTH 44° 54` EAST ALONG SAID SOUTHEASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE 45.54 FEET TO APOINT OF TANGENCY OF A CURVE OF RADIUS 153.24 FEET, AT ENGINEER STATION 52-60.9;THENCE CONTINUING ALONG THE RIGHT OF WAY LINE ON A CURVE TO THE LEFT A DISTANCE OF24.46 FEET TO ARC AND DELTA OF 9° 08` 44”;THENCE SOUTH 53° 28` EAST 116.88 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.PARCEL NO. 3THAT PORTION OF HOMESTEAD ENTRY SURVEY NO. 98, GILA COUNTY ARIZONA DESCRIBED ASFOLLOWS:BEGINNING AT CORNER NO. 2 OF SAID H.E.S.

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NO. 98 A MARKED STONE WHICH IS A CORNER OF THISSURVEY;THENOE SOUTH 39° 41` WEST ALONG LINE 2-3 OF SAID H.E.S. NO. 98 34.56 FEET;THENCE NORTH 41° 06` WEST 100.00 FEET;THENCE 47° 36` WEST 109.69 FEET TO THE SOUTHEASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF COUNTY ROADKNOWN AS ICE HOUSE CANYON ROAD;THENCE NORTH 44° 54` EAST ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE 70.00 FEET;THENCE SOUTH 50° 06` EAST 167.96 FEET TO A POINT ON THE LINE 1-2 OF SAID H.E.S. NO. 98;THENCE SOUTH 8° 19` 36” WEST 65.25 FEET TO SAID CORNER NO. 2 OF H.E.S. NO. 98, THE POINT OFBEGINNING.CUSTOMER APN: 102-13-008F 6 Original Principal Balance $128,369.94 Name and Address of original Trustor CHARLES P PULLINS AND DIANE E PULLINS, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS WITH RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP 7679 S ICE HOUSE CANYON RD, GLOBE, AZ 85501 Name and Address of the Beneficiary Beneficial Financial I, Inc., successor by merger to Beneficial Mortgage Co. of Arizona c/o HSBC CONSUMER LENDING 961 WEIGLE DRIVE ELMHURST, IL 60126 Name and Address of Trustee MTC Financial Inc. dba Trustee Corps 17100 Gillette Ave, Irvine, CA 92614 949-252-8300 TDD: 800-367-8939 Said sale will be made for cash (payable at time of sale), 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 Trust Deed, which includes interest thereon as provided in said Note, advances, if any under the terms of said Trust Deed, interest on advances, if any, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trust created by said Trust Deed. The Trustee will accept only cash or cashier’s check for reinstatement or price bid payment. Reinstatement payment must be paid before five o’clock P.M. (5:00 P.M.) on the last day other than a Saturday or legal holiday before the date of sale. The purchaser at the sale, other than the Beneficiary to the extent of his credit bid, shall pay the price bid no later than five o’clock P.M. (5:00 P.M.) of the following day, other than a Saturday or legal holiday. 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. Conveyance of the property shall be without warranty, express or implied, and subject to all liens, claims or interest having a priority senior to the Deed of Trust. The Trustee shall not express an opinion as to the condition of title. Date: December 13, 2016 MTC Financial Inc. dba Trustee Corps Lana Kacludis, Authorized Signatory Manner of Trustee qualification: Real Estate Broker, as required by ARS Section 33-803, Subsection A Name of Trustee’s regulator: Arizona Department of Real Estate SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ONLINE AT www.insourcelogic.com FOR AU-

TOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: In Source Logic at 702-659-7766ISL Number 26808, Pub Dates: 01/13/2017, 01/20/2017, 01/27/2017, 02/03/2017, PAYSON ROUNDUP 16441: 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3/2017 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE File ID. #16-41026 Landers Title No: 21603714 The following legally described trust property will be sold, pursuant to the power of sale under that certain trust deed recorded on 11/12/2003 as Document No. 2003-019909 Gila County, AZ. NOTICE! IF YOU BELIEVE THERE IS A DEFENSE TO THE TRUSTEE SALE OR IF YOU HAVE AN OBJECTION TO THE TRUSTEE SALE, YOU MUST FILE AN ACTION AND OBTAIN A COURT ORDER PURSUANT TO RULE 65, ARIZONA RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE, STOPPING THE SALE NO LATER THAN 5:00P.M. MOUNTAIN STANDARD TIME OF THE LAST BUSINESS DAY BEFORE THE SCHEDULED DATE OF THE SALE, OR YOU MAY HAVE WAIVED ANY DEFENSES OR OBJECTIONS TO THE SALE. UNLESS YOU OBTAIN AN ORDER, THE SALE WILL BE FINAL AND WILL OCCUR at public auction on March 31, 2017 at 11:00 AM, at the front entrance to the County Courthouse, 1400 East Ash, Globe, AZ. and the property will be sold by the Trustee 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 33-811). The sale shall convey 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:The South Half of the West Half of the West Half of the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Southeast Quarter of Section 22, Township 10 North, Range 10 East of the Gila and Salt River Base and Meridian, Gila County, Arizona. Except the South 27 Feet thereof. The street address/location of the real property described above is purported to be:363 West Round Valley Road Payson, AZ 85541 Tax Parcel No.: 304-22-008E 5 The undersigned Trustee, Leonard J. McDonald, Attorney at Law, 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, expressed 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. Original Principal Balance: $232,344.00 Original Trustor: Martha F. Landers, a widow P.O. Box 85541, Payson, Arizona 85547. Current Beneficiary:Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., successor by merger to Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Inc. Care of /Servicer Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Inc 3476 Stateview Boulevard, MAC #X7801-014 Fort Mill, SC 29715.

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LEGAL NOTICES Current Trustee:Leonard J. McDonald 2525 East Camelback Road, Suite 700 Phoenix, Arizona 85016 (602) 255-6035 Leonard J. McDonald, Attorney at Law Trustee/Successor Trustee, is regulated by and qualified per ARS Section 33-803 (A)2 as a member of The Arizona State Bar. A-4604647 01/13/2017, 01/20/2017, 01/27/2017, 02/03/2017 16442: 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3/2017 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS#: 16-17763 Order #: 02-16073963 The following legally described trust property will be sold, pursuant to the power of Sale under that certain Deed of Trust dated 12/23/2008 and recorded on 1/6/2009 as Instrument # 2009-000095, Book Page Loan Modification recorded on 8/26/2013 as Instrument No. 2013-010165 in the office of the County Recorder of Gila County, Arizona, NOTICE! IF YOU BELIEVE THERE IS A DEFENSE TO THE TRUSTEE SALE OR IF YOU HAVE AN OBJECTION TO THE TRUSTEE SALE, YOU MUST FILE AN ACTION AND OBTAIN A COURT ORDER PURSUANT TO RULE 65, ARIZONA RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE, STOPPING THE SALE NO LATER THAN 5:00 P.M. MOUNTAIN STANDARD TIME OF THE LAST BUSINESS DAY BEFORE THE SCHEDULED DATE OF THE SALE, OR YOU MAY HAVE WAIVED ANY DEFENSES OR OBJECTIONS TO THE SALE. UNLESS YOU OBTAIN AN ORDER, THE SALE WILL BE FINAL AND WILL OCCUR at public auction to the highest bidder at Front Entrance to the Gila County Courthouse, 1400 E. Ash Street, Globe, AZ 85501, on 3/29/2017 at 11:00 AM of said day:LOT 121, OF PIONEER HILLS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT OF RECORD IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF GILA COUNTY, ARIZONA, RECORDED IN MAP(S) NO. 519 THROUGH 519B. The successor trustee appointed herein qualifies as trustee of the Trust Deed in the trustee’s capacity as a licensed insurance producer as required by ARS Section 33-803, Subsection A. Name of Trustee’s Regulator: Arizona Department of Insurance. ACCORDING TO THE DEED OF TRUST OR UPON INFORMATION SUPPLIED BY THE BENEFICIARY, THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS PROVIDED PURSUANT TO A.R.S. SECTION 33-808(C):Street address or identifiable location: 121 WEST LEMMON LANE MIAMI, AZ 85539 A.P.N.: 207-28-121 4 Original Principal Balance: $175,010.00 Name and address of original trustor: (as shown on the Deed of Trust) MICHAEL J. FINK, AN UNMARRIED MAN 121 WEST LEMMON LANE MIAMI, AZ 85539. Name and address of beneficiary:(as of recording of Notice of Sale) BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. c/o Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC 1600 Douglass Road, Suite 200 AAnaheim, CA 92806. 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 not further recourse. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designations, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the unpaid principal balance of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee. Conveyance of the property shall be without warranty, express or implied, and subject to all liens, claims or interest having a priority senior to the Deed of Trust. The Trustee shall not express an opinion as to the condition of title. NAME, ADDRESS and TELEPHONE NUMBER OF TRUSTEE: (as of recording of Notice of Sale) Carrington Foreclosure Services, LLC P.O. Box 3309 Anaheim, California 92803 (888) 313-1969 Dated: 12/8/2016 Carrington Foreclosure Services, LLC Tai Alailima, Director, Foreclosure Services Sale information can be obtained online at www.auction.com or use the automated sales information at (800) 280-2832. A-4604691 01/13/2017, 01/20/2017, 01/27/2017, 02/03/2017 16445: 1/13/2017 Notice of Opportunity to Object To The Camp Tatiyee Land Exchange Project A final environmental impact statement (FEIS) and draft record of decision (ROD) have been completed for the Camp Tatiyee Land Exchange Project and are available at http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=5004. The ROD would authorize the exchange of a federal land parcel on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests of up to 344.24 acres into private ownership for up to 18 private land parcels totaling up to 1,719.32 acres into federal ownership with cash equalization if needed to equal the value of parcels exchanged. The private parcels lie within or adjoin the Coronado, Prescott, and Tonto National Forests. This project would consolidate federal land ownership patterns, reduce isolated federal parcels of land not suitable for US Forest Service land, and acquire private inholdings the Forest Service must currently manage around and that contain important re-

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LEGAL NOTICES sources such as wildlife habitat. The project would also reduce the special use permits the USFS must oversee. Utility and other uses, including public use of the popular Mogollon Rim Trail, would continue on the federal parcel following the exchange as outlined in the draft ROD. Following regulations at 36 CFR 218 Subparts A and B, those who submitted comments on this project during a previous scoping or comment period (30 October - 15 December 2007; 25 March - 14 May 2010; 5 June - 20 July 2015) will be offered an opportunity to object to this project. As the Responsible Official for the project is Stephen M. Best, Forest Supervisor, Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, the objection period will begin with publication of a legal notice in the White Mountain Independent Newspaper, Navajo County edition, expected on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, and extending 45 calendar days, ending on a federal work day (Friday, March, 3, 2017). Publication dates can change, and the actual publication date of the legal notice in the White Mountain Independent is the exclusive means for calculating the objection period (the dates given here are only as anticipated). Published legal notices can be found online at the White Mountain Independent Website http://www.wmicentral.com/ under the tab for “Public Notices.” Objection information will be provided in the White Mountain Independent legal notice. 16446: 1/13, 1/17, 1/20/2017 NOTICE (for publication) ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION HAVE BEEN FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE ARIZONA CORPORATION COMMISSION FOR I. Name: ME&M INVESTMENTS, LLC File No: L-2146862-3 II. The address of the known place of business is: 221 E. State Hwy 260, Payson, AZ 85541. III. The name and street address of the Statutory Agent is: Debra L. Daniels, CPA, 620 E. Hwy 260, Suite A, Payson, AZ 85541. (A) Management of the limited liability company is reserved to the members. The names and addresses of each person who is a member are: Cindy Gregory, (x) member, 2600 E. Pine Island Lane, Payson, AZ 85541; Kristine McCormack, 2600 E. Pine Island Lane, Payson, AZ 85541. 16447: 1/13, 1/17, 1/20/2017 ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION 1. ENTITY TYPE: LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY 2. ENTITY NAME: GILA GENERATOR, LLC 3. FILE NUMBER: L21486603 4. STATUTORY AGENT NAME AND ADDRESS: Street Address: DIANA M. BACHELDER, 94 E. FRANK CIRCLE, PAYSON, AZ 85541. 5. ARIZONAKNOWN PLACE OF BUSINESS ADDRESS: 94 E. FRANK CIRCLE, PAYSON, AZ 85541. 6. DURATION: Perpetual 7. MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE: Member-Managed The names and addresses of all Members are: 1. SCOTTA. BACHELDER, 94 E. FRANK CIRCLE, PAYSON, AZ 85541. 2. DIANAM. BACHELDER, 94 E. FRANK CIRCLE, PAYSON, AZ 855411. ORGANIZER: Diana M. Bachelder; 01/02/2017 16448: 1/13, 1/17, 1/20/2017 NOTICE (for publication) ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION HAVE BEEN FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE ARIZONA CORPORATION COMMISSION FOR I. Name: Koller’s Pine Hardware, LLC FILE NUMBER: L21463958 II. The address of the known place of business is: 3594 N. Highway 87 Pine, AZ 85544 III. The name and street address of the Statutory Agent is: NELSON HEALEY PC 1440 E MISSOURI AVE, STE C200 PHOENIX, AZ 85014 Management of the limited liability company is vested in a manager or managers. The names 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: JOHN A. KOLLER, JR. member manager 3594 N. Highway 87 Pine, AZ 85544 1/13, 1/17, 1/20/17 CNS-2962805# 16449: 1/13, 1/17, 1/20/2017 NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF SPECIAL ADMINISTRATOR WITH LIMITED POWERS AND ACKNOWLEDGMENT TO HEIRS NO. PB 201600117 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF ARIZONA IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF GILA In the Matter of the Estate of: ALBERT GERHARD RUSCH, Deceased. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that: 1. This Notice is being sent to those persons who have, or may have, some interest in the Estate of Decedent.

LEGAL NOTICES 2. Decedent died on October 13, 2016, in Gila County, Arizona. 3. Jonathan O’Steen, Esq. filed an Application for Informal Appointment of Special Administrator for the sole purpose of substituting the Estate of Albert G. Rusch in the place and stead of Albert G. Rusch in the case of Hallie A. Overman-Jackman v. Albert G. Rusch, Defendants, said case being Case No. CV201600007 in the Superior Court of Arizona, Gila County. The Application requested that Southwest Fiduciary, Inc (AZFIDLIC#20069) be appointed Special Administrator of the Estate of decedent. 4. On December 12, 2016, the Registrar appointed Southwest Fiduciary, Inc. (AZFIDLIC#20069) as Special Administrator of the Estate with restrictions, to serve without bond. 5. An heir of decedent wishing to contest the appointment of the Special Administrator has four months from the receipt of this Notice to commence a formal testacy proceeding. 6. Papers relating to the Estate are on file with the Court and are available for your inspection. Dated this 21st day of December, 2016. DYER BREGMAN & FERRIS, PLLC By: /s/Charles M. Dyer Kelly L. Krall Attorneys for Personal Representative 1/13, 1/20, 1/27/17 CNS-2961950# 16450: 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3/2017 File # 16-025218 PHH 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 recorded on May 2, 2008 in Instrument No. 2008-006232 And Loan Modification Agreement Recorded 3/30/2015, Instrument 2015-003059 in the office of the County Recorder of Gila County, Arizona, NOTICE! IF YOU BELIEVE THERE IS A DEFENSE TO THE TRUSTEE SALE OR IF YOU HAVE AN OBJECTION TO THE TRUSTEE SALE, YOU MUST FILE AN ACTION AND OBTAIN A COURT ORDER PURSUANT TO RULE 65, ARIZONA RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE, STOPPING THE SALE NO LATER THAN 5:00 P.M. MOUNTAIN STANDARD TIME ON THE LAST BUSINESS DAY BEFORE THE SCHEDULED DATE OF THE SALE, OR YOU MAY HAVE WAIVED ANY DEFENSES OR OBJECTIONS TO THE SALE. UNLESS YOU OBTAIN AN ORDER, THE SALE WILL BE FINAL AND WILL OCCUR at public auction to the highest bidder at the front entrance to the Gila County Courthouse, 1400 E. Ash St., Globe, Arizona at 11:00a.m. on March 29, 2017: LEGAL DESCRIPTION AS SHOWN ON EXHIBIT “A” ATTACHED HERETO Purported Street address: 2150 N Rainbows End, Payson, AZ 85541 Tax Parcel # 304-22-087D Original Principal Balance $208,550.00 Name and Address of Beneficiary: PHH Mortgage Corporation, 1 Mortgage Way, Mount Laurel, New Jersey 08054. Name and Address of Original Trustor: Dean W Faust, an unmarried man, 2150 N Rainbows End, Payson, AZ 85541 Name, Address and Telephone Number of Trustee: Jason P. Sherman, 3636 N. Central Ave., Suite #400, Phoenix, AZ 85012, 602-222-5711 Dated: December 28, 2016 /s/ Jason P. Sherman, Jason P. Sherman, Trustee Manner of Trustee Qualification: The Trustee qualifies pursuant to A.R.S. § 33-803(A)(2) as a member of the State Bar of Arizona. Name of Trustee’s Regulator: The Trustee’s Regulator is the State Bar of Arizona. STATE OF ARIZONA}} ss. COUNTY OF MARICOPA} The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me on December 28, 2016, by Jason P. Sherman, a member of the State Bar of Arizona, as Trustee. /s/ Kari Sheehan, NOTARY PUBLIC My commission expires: 9/12/2018 EXHIBIT”A” Escrow No. 276-5028747 (sam)

LEGAL NOTICES GRESS, EGRESS AND PUBUC UTIUTIES OVER THAT 20 FOOT WIDE AND CULDESAC EASEMENT LYING WITHIN PARCELS nA”, “B” AND “C”, AS SHOWN ON RECORD OF SURVEY MAP NO. 2302, RECORDS OF GILA COUNTY, ARIZONA. 16451: 1/13, 1/17, 1/20/2017 NOTICE (for publication) ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION HAVE BEEN FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE ARIZONA CORPORATION COMMISSION FOR I. Name: ARIZONA FLAT RATE REALTY, PLLC File No: P-2144910-8 II. The address of the known place of business is: 4898 N. PICO PASS, PINE, AZ 85544 III. The name and street address of the Statutory Agent is: LINDA TYLER, 4898 N. PICO PASS, PINE, AZ 85544; PO BOX 1762, PAYSON, AZ 85544. (A) Management of the limited liability company is reserved to the members. The names and addresses of each person who is a member are: LINDA TYLER, 4898 N. PICO PASS, PINE, AZ 85544; PO BOX 1762, PAYSON, AZ 85544; RAYMOND TYLER, 4898 N. PICO PASS, PINE, AZ 85544; PO BOX 1762, PAYSON, AZ 85544. 16452: 1/13, 1/20/2017 ORDINANCE NO. 886 AN ORDINANCE OF THE MAYOR AND TOWN COUNCIL OF PAYSON, ARIZONA, AMENDING ORDINANCE 466, THE ZONING MAP, AND THE ZONING CODE FOR THE TOWN OF PAYSON BY REZONING CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY GENERALLY LOCATED AT 301 S. COLCORD ROAD, AS MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED ON EXHIBIT A, FROM R1-8 MH (SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL) TO C-1, (COMMERCIAL, NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES DISTRICT), AND PROVIDING PROP 207 NOTICE TO APPLICANT. WHEREAS, the Town of Payson from time to time amends its Official Zoning Map and Official Zoning Code for the purpose of accommodating zone changes; and WHEREAS, Application P16-008 to amend the Official Zoning Map and Official Zoning Code has been made by Town staff to the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Town Council; and WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Commission held a Public Hearing on November 7th, 2016, considered the Application, and made a recommendation on the Application to the Town Council; and WHEREAS, the Town Council held public hearings on December 15th and January 5th, 2017, in regard to the Application and has considered the issues relating thereto, NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY ORDAINED BY THE MAYOR AND TOWN COUNCIL OF PAYSON, ARIZONA, AS FOLLOWS: Section 1: Ordinance No. 466 of the Town of Payson, the Official Zoning Map and Payson’s Zoning Code are amended to establish a change of zoning for that real property generally located at 301 S. Colcord Road, more particularly described on Exhibit A attached hereto (the property). Section 2: The requested rezoning of the Property as proposed by Application P16-008 is consistent with the Town of Payson General Plan, as required by A.R.S. § 9-462.01(F). Section 3: This change in zoning is specifically made contingent upon and conditional upon each of the following: A. The Applicant/Owner shall obtain all necessary building permits for the tenant improvements within the coffee shop structure. B. Upon application for a building permit, the Applicant/Owner shall address site improvements that will remove the parking spaces on the west side of the coffee house and reconfigure this portion of the site to conform to minimum standards. C. The Applicant/Owner shall dedicate 5 feet of property along the west property boundary of this site for future public roadway improvements prior to submitting an application for a building permit for this project..

PARCEL NO. 2:

Section 4: In addition to the provisions of Section 5 below, this Ordinance shall not become effective until the Town files with the Gila County Recorder an instrument (in a form acceptable to the Town Attorney), executed by the Property owner and any other party having any title interest in the Property, that waives any potential claims against the Town under the Arizona Property Rights Protection Act (A.R.S. § 12 1131, et seq., and specifically A.R.S. § 12 1134) as a result of the Town’s adoption of this Ordinance. If this waiver instrument is not executed and provided to the Town for recording within 14 calendar days after this Ordinance is approved, this Ordinance shall be void and of no force and effect.

A NON EXCLUSIVE APPURTENANT EASEMENT FOR IN-

Section 5: Pursuant to A.R.S. § 19-142 and Town Code § 30.54,

PARCEL NO. 1: THAT PORTION OF HOMESTEAD ENTRY SURVEY NO. 119, BEING IN SEcnON 22, TOWNSHIP 10 NORTH, RANGE 10 EAST OF THE GILA AND SALT RIVER BASE AND MERIDIAN, GILA COUNTY, ARIZONA, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: PARCEL “D”, OF RECORD OF SURVEY RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF GILA COUNTY, ARIZONA AS SURVEY MAP NO. 2302.

LEGAL NOTICES this Ordinance, if not otherwise void pursuant to Section 4 above, shall not become operative until 30 days after its passage. PASSED AND ADOPTED BY THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF PAYSON this 05 day of January, 2017, by the following vote: AYES 7 NOES 0 ABSTENTIONS 0 ABSENT 0 Craig Swartwood, Mayor ATTEST: FORM:

APPROVED AS TO

Silvia Smith, Town Clerk Hector M. Figueroa, Town Attorney EXHIBIT A TO ORDINANCE 886 Legal Description PARCEL A, ROS 4319 SW4 SEC 3 T10N R10E = 2.51 AC 16453: 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3/2017 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 00000006247423 Title Order No.: 160275438 FHA/VA/PMI No.: The following legally described trust property will be sold, pursuant to the power of sale under that certain Deed of Trust dated October 09, 2008 and Recorded as Instrument No. 2008-013486 on October 16, 2008 of Official Records, in the office of the County Recorder of GILA County, Arizona. NOTICE! IF YOU BELIEVE THERE IS A DEFENSE TO THE TRUSTEE SALE OR IF YOU HAVE AN OBJECTION TO THE TRUSTEE SALE, YOU MUST FILE AN ACTION AND OBTAIN A COURT ORDER PURSUANT TO RULE 65, ARIZONA RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE, STOPPING THE SALE NO LATER THAN 5:00 P.M. MOUNTAIN STANDARD TIME OF THE LAST BUSINESS DAY BEFORE THE SCHEDULED DATE OF THE SALE, OR YOU MAY HAVE WAIVED ANY DEFENSES OR OBJECTIONS TO THE SALE. UNLESS YOU OBTAIN AN ORDER, THE SALE WILL BE FINAL AND WILL OCCUR at public auction to the highest bidder at Gila County Courthouse, 1400 E. Ash Street, Globe, AZ 85501, in GILA County, on February 15, 2017 at 11:00 AM of said day:LOT 2, STRAWBERRY KNOLLS UNIT 4 AMENDED, ACCORDING TO MAP NO. 592, RECORDS OF GILA COUNTY, ARIZONA; EXCEPT THAT PORTION DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF PARCEL NO. 2 AS DESCRIBED IN FEE NO. 95-Â667228, RECORDS OF GILA COUNTY, SAID POINT BEING A FOUND 1/2” IRON PIPE WITH TAG MARKED “LS #23955” FROM WHICH A FOUND 1/2” IRON PIPE WITHOUT TAG BEING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THAT WATER UTILITY EASEMENT AS RECORDED IN FEE NO. 2001-5662, RECORDS OF GILA COUNTY, BEING A PROLONGATION OF THE EAST LINE OF AFORESAID PARCEL NO. 2, WHICH BEARS NORTH 09 37’ 32” WEST (BASIS OF BEARING), A DISTANCE OF 234.54 FEET; THENCE NORTH 36º 29’ 10” EAST, A DISTANCE OF 350.02 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH 46º 36’ 10” EAST, A DISTANCE OF 15.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 43º 23’ 50” EAST, A DISTANCE OF 15.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 46º 36’ 10” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 15.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 43º 23’ 50” WEST, A DISTANCE

LEGAL NOTICES OF 15.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; AND EXCEPT ALL WATER RIGHTS AS RESERVED IN WARRANTY DEED RECORDED AT FEE NO. 2005-Â007031, RECORDS OF GILA COUNTY, ARIZONA. ACCORDING TO THE DEED OF TRUST OR UPON INFORMATION SUPPLIED BY THE BENEFICIARY, THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS PROVIDED PURSUANT TO ARIZONA REVISED STATUTES SECTION 33-808(C):Street address or identifiable location: 8022 W PARKINSON DRIVE, STRAWBERRY, AZ 85544. Tax parcel number: 301-10-015A Original Principal Balance: $335,000.00 Name and address of original trustor (as shown on the Deed of Trust):NED E. GREENLEAF AND AMANDA R. GREENLEAF, HUSBAND AND WIFE MAILING ADDRESS: 8022 W PARKINSON, PINE, AZ 85544. Name and address of beneficiary (as of recording of Notice of Sale):WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUND SOCIETY, FSB, D/B/A CHRISTIANA TRUST, NOT INDIVIDUALLY BUT AS TRUSTEE FOR PRETIUM MORTGAGE ACQUISITION TRUST.C/O SELENE FINANCE 9990 RICHMOND AVENUE SUITE 400 SOUTH HOUSTON, TX 77042. Name, address and telephone number of trustee:CARSON EMMONS, a member of the State Bar. BARRETT DAFFIN FRAPPIER TREDER and WEISS, LLP 4004 Belt Line Road, Suite 100 Addison, Texas 75001-4320 (855) 286-5901 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 as is, 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 of the trust created by said Deed of Trust. Trustee will accept only cash (in the forms which are lawful tender in the United States and acceptable to the trustee, payable in accordance with A.R.S Section 33-811(A)) or credit bid by the beneficiary. Reinstatement payment must be paid before 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. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. DATE: 11/10/2016 CARSON EMMONS, a member of the State Bar. Trustee is qualified per AR.S Section 33-803 (A)(2). as a member of the State Bar of Arizona. Trustee’s regulator is the State Bar of Arizona. FOR TRUSTEE’S SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL:Auction.com, LLC ONE MAUCHLY IRVINE, CA 92618c 800-280-2832 www.auction.com 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 holder’s rights against the real property only. A-4604984 01/13/2017, 01/20/2017, 01/27/2017, 02/03/2017

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Wolves killed as controversy continues Foster parent’s success adds a rare bright spot by

Peter Aleshire

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The controversial, long-suffering attempt to return the Mexican Grey Wolf to the wild continues to rack up victories ­— and setbacks. The number of wolves in the wild continues to hover at around 100, with a slowdown in releases coupled with a surge in illegal killings of the endangered predators. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering a plan to bolster the 15-year recovery effort by dramatically increasing the area into which it will release wolves, now limited to a wild area straddling the ArizonaNew Mexico border near Alpine. The expanded area would allow the Forest Service to introduce wolves to wilderness areas on the doorstep of Rim Country. The program in 2016 suffered a fresh setback when 14 wolves were killed – mostly shot illegally. That sets an unfortunate record for a program that has struggled to establish a sustainable wolf population. Two of the 14 wolves that died in 2016 perished in the process of being trapped by Game and Fish officials, which usually means biologists were trying to remove or relocate wolves that had created problems – often by killing or harassing cattle. All told, the 100 reintroduced wolves last year killed about two dozen cattle. Ranchers can apply for payment for the killing or harassment of their cattle, which generally graze on public lands. However, some ranchers have complained the reimbursement program doesn’t cover their losses and often rejects or delays payments. Both Arizona and New Mexico state officials have objected to the proposed expansion of the range for the Mexican Grey Wolves. The current rules of the program require the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to recapture

wolves that range too far from the core reintroduction area. That has proven costly for the program and hard on the wolves. Several state lawmakers – including Rep. Bob Thorpe and Rep. Brenda Barton – who represent Rim Country – have introduced bills that attempt to assert state control of the wolf reintroduction effort. Environmental groups have supported the expansion. They’ve also called on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to resume releases from the captive breeding program. Biologists much prefer to grow the population with wild-born wolves, which have a higher survival rate since they’ve learned to live in the wild more effectively. The program relied on the last five Mexican Grey wolves captured in the wild years ago. The federal government established captive breeding programs with the offspring of those wolves. On the other hand, biologists with the Mexican Wolf Interagency Field Team (IFT) recently learned a fostered wolf pup introduced to a pack in 2014 has produced a wild offspring of her own – a boost to the genetic diversity of the reintroduced wolves. This means that a pup born in the captive breeding program and slipped into the den of wolves in the wild not only survived – but joined the breeding population. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently reported that a genetic test of male 1561 revealed that it is the offspring of male 1293 and female 1346. The female was one of two pups fostered into the den of the Dark Canyon Pack in New Mexico in 2014. “We now have proof that a fostered pup not only survived to adulthood, but that it is reproducing and contributing genetically important young into the wild,” said Jim deVos, assistant direc-

Photo courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

A wolf pup born in a captive breeding program was slipped into the den of wolves in the wild, which raised her. Now, biologists report the foster pup has grown and had pups of her own. The finding provided good news for a reintroduction program beset by controversy.

tor of wildlife management for the Arizona Game and Fish Department. “This is fantastic news for the program and demonstrates that fostering Mexican wolves so they grow up wild is effective and provides a critical step forward for wolf recovery.” The fostering technique places very young pups born in captivity into a wild-born litter of the same age. The pups are then raised in the wild rather than captivity. Critics of the commission’s decision to restrict releases in Arizona solely to fostering pups argued that until these pups reproduce there would be no genetic rescue. “One of the key challenges to recovery of the Mexican wolf is long-term genetic management given that all Mexican wolves alive today originatPhoto courtesy USFWS ed from a founder population of only A record 14 Mexican Grey wolves were killed last year, dealing a blow to the seven animals,” deVos said. “This wild population of the endangered predators that still hovers around 100. Most of the wolves were shot — although two died during recapture attempts by See Wolves, page 16 biologists.

Broken branch, pile of scat & Mogollon Monster early he normally got up. Since I didn’t want to disturb him, I looked at the limb (but didn’t touch This is an occasional series about Bigfoot/ it), and decided to go for an early morning walk. Sasquatch activity in the Rim Country. We were parked off of a little, two-track road, just This is the second part of this series, in which off of a numbered Forest Service road. I decided I’m taking you along on a recent camping trip up to follow the two-track, which was no doubt left on the Rim looking for evidence that Sasquatches from logging operations back in the 1960s. may be in the area. In the first part, I drove up About 100 yards from camp, I found a pile of Highway 260 to the top of the Rim and met up scat (poop) right in the middle of the road. It was with a friend and fellow “squatcher” named dark colored, appeared to be fresh, and didn’t Roland. We traveled to a location with a lengthy look like bear or coyote or any of the “usual history of activity, including at suspects.” If anything, it looked least two sightings. Arriving in “So, if they are that big pretty much like human scat. the late afternoon, we parked Without getting too gross, our vans about 40 feet apart and produce that much let’s talk about Sasquatch scat in a small clearing, so our side scat, why don’t we find for a minute. The adults can get doors faced each other across pretty large, and they obviously it? We think that they an open area to set up camp for have to consume a lot of calories must normally bury it to survive. They also produce a the night. While looking around our or somehow hide it.” lot of scat, but we don’t find it campsite, Roland found some as often as you might think we Chuck Jacobs small branches that had recentwould. What does it look like? Mogollon Monster seeker ly been broken off of nearby fir Well, it depends on what they trees in a very particular way. have been eating, but in general His experience told him that our it looks a lot like ours. Unlike big hairy friends break fir branches that exact bears or coyotes, our hairy friends don’t bite off way, perhaps to use for bedding — possibly for food and swallow it in chunks. They chew their their little ones. It was certainly unusual, and I food, just like we do, so their scat has a very fine didn’t have any better explanation. texture, like ours. They don’t cook their food, so The night passed uneventfully. I woke up if they have been eating meat their scat will be before dawn the next morning (Aug. 31). As soon black from the digested raw blood. How do we as it was light enough to see, I noticed a sizable tell that a pile of scat isn’t human? If it is from an tree limb laying on the ground between our two adult creature, the size and quantity will be much vans. The limb hadn’t been there when I went to more than any adult human could produce, and bed the night before. Let’s pick up our story from there will be no evidence of toilet paper. there… So, if they are that big and produce that much I normally only sleep five or six hours a night, scat, why don’t we find it? We sometimes do, but and I usually wake up before 5 a.m. I had never See Mogollon Monster, page 16 camped with Roland before so didn’t know how by

Chuck Jacobs

special to the roundup

Chuck Jacobs photo

The dark object in the center of the picture looked at first to be a critter of some kind up in the tree, but on closer examination turned out to be a broken off limb. Young Sasquatches are very curious and are proficient tree climbers, and will climb high up in a tree to watch somebody’s camp. As they get older and bigger, few trees in our area are large enough to support their weight.

Fishing: Still the most fun way to stay humble Those finicky fish of Silver Creek

LIFE on the FLY

Are you interested in catching (and again can be maddening. I often find myself releasing) some really big trout? I’d suggest changing flies 10 to 20 times on this creek you give Silver Creek, outside of Show Low, in four or five hours of fishing, trying to find a try. Silver Creek is a spring-fed creek the right fly for the day. The last few times that maintains great water temperature for that I have gone, I thought I had finally figtrout throughout the year. The slow-flowing ured out the pattern as I was catching fish stream has many deep pools where hunpretty consistently. They seemed to like my dreds of 18-22 inch trout are tantalizingly little brown midge size 16-18 drifted under close to the fishermen. Depending on the an indicator about a foot to 18 inches below conditions of the water the day you visit, it the surface. may be murky or extremely clear. Either When the stream ran clear, I often way, fish lurk there! noticed 30 or 40 big trout within sight of my From October 1st through March 31st, casting location, but only a handful were JIM STROGEN Silver Creek is a catch and release stream actually in a feeding position. They were Fishing Columnist that requires the use of barbless, single sitting calmly in the current and would hook flies or lures. No bait is allowed. The move to inhale aquatic insects that floated regulations change back on April 1st each year. by. These were the fish that would take my fly. The vast Watching big trout ignoring your fly time and time majority of the other trout in the pool however, seemed

restless and often chased other trout around the pool. They proved uninterested in feeding. A common mistake in a pool full of trout is to get locked into that particular pool. If the trout are not interested in what you have to offer them after a reasonable attempt with a few fly changes, I strongly suggest moving on. It has been my experience that moving just a pool or two on that creek, or any creek, is sometimes all that it takes to change my luck. The nice thing about Silver Creek is that although there are reeds along much of the creek, there are several openings that you can cast to that hold a lot of fish. In addition to locating a good casting position, you also have to strategize on the best place to stand so that you can net your catch quickly and return it unharmed to the water. My latest trip this year was quite humbling. I was feeling

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Silver Creek humbles expert From page 15 like I had this creek figured out. As I approached the creek, four fishermen occupied one of my favorite spots, so I moved upstream to the next opening – leapfrogging more fishermen that were also catching fish. I had already changed flies five or six times when I came to a pool where a dad and his 10-year-old son were fishing on the other side of the creek. I moved upstream out of their casting range and started fishing my side of the pool. In the span of about twenty minutes, they each had caught three large trout. I was still fishless. Fly fishermen are generally very willing to share what is working, and the dad suggested I try a white San Juan worm or a white chamois worm. With that tip, I landed one within five minutes,

and was sure my luck had changed. They must have pulled in another 10 fish in the next half hour and I didn’t get another bite! I moved further upstream, tried a few more flies; moved downstream and tried a few others and left with one fish for the day. My fishing buddies, who had started further upstream, also had done quite well throughout the day. I was feeling like the only guy on the creek who had a bad day. But there is no bad day of fishing, right? It was great day! I caught a 20-inch trout, watched an osprey flying over the creek, and got to do what I absolutely love to do on a beautiful, late fall day. I am already thinking about what my plan of attack will be on my next trip. I can’t wait to get back to Silver Creek.

The odd appetites of trout can leave even an expert fisherman baffled.

Peter Aleshire/Roundup

Many wolves killed From page 15 approach has been used in genetic management of other species but until this month was unproven for Mexican wolves,” said deVos. The Mexican Wolf Reintroduction Project is a collaborative effort of the U.S. Fish

and Wildlife Service, Arizona Game and Fish Department, White Mountain Apache Tribe, USDA Forest Service, USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service – Wildlife Services, and several participating counties in Arizona. Contact the editor at paleshire@payson.com

Mogollon Monster search continues From page 15 we think that they must normally bury it or somehow hide it. Occasionally, one will leave a big pile right in the middle of a path, either as a statement or possibly to mark territory. I think that was what was going on with what I found, except that it was a younger, smaller individual so the quantity was smaller. Let’s get back to our story… I walked a bit further, looking for anything – especially footprints. It was monsoon season, and it had rained the day before, so any tracks would be new. I didn’t find any, so I headed back to camp to see if Roland was up. Back at camp, Roland still hadn’t stirred, so I headed out again. This time I crossed the road and headed down another two-track in the opposite direction. It only went in about a quarter mile to another old campsite. As I walked back, I noticed a possible stick structure about 75 yards back in the woods. The most clear route to go check it out was through a large, knee-high patch of ferns. As I was working my way through that patch, I noticed some of the ferns were pushed down or broken off where something had stepped on them very recently…probably last night. I carefully followed the trail, backtracking directly to the stick structure and in the other direction all the way to the road. The trail appeared to be made

by something large and bipedal, although there were no clear footprints…boots or otherwise. Very cool. I made my way back to camp, fixed some breakfast and sat in my chair in the morning sun. Roland eventually stirred. After he got up and had something to eat, we looked at the tree branch between our two vans. It wasn’t there the night before, I didn’t put it there, and Roland didn’t put it there. There was no wind during the night and no trees hung over the vehicles. On closer examination, we decided the break was old and had been spattered with mud from recent rains. It had obviously been brought from somewhere else and placed there. We checked where we had piled the small tree branches the evening before, and sure enough, the top one had been moved about a foot away from the pile. We carefully checked for footprints, but found none. I showed Roland the pile of scat, and he assured me he didn’t have anything to do with it. We examined it closely, poking it apart with a stick. It was obviously fresh, since the last rain, looked human-like, and had fine hair in it…maybe squirrel or rabbit. I showed him the trail through the ferns. Once again, he insisted he didn’t do it. We wondered if the tree branch, the pile of scat, and the trail through the ferns could all be related. Very interesting… To be continued in Part 3

As Dementia Progresses: Next Steps for Caregivers This class helps caregivers to understand the moderate to advanced stages of Alzheimer’s disease/related dementia. Caregivers will learn about expected changes in memory, thinking, mood, behavior and function. Practical strategies are provided to assist caregivers to find success in their efforts.

Date:

Monday, January 16, 2017

Time: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Place: Payson Care Center (Community Dining Room) 107 E Lone Pine Drive Payson, AZ 85541 Cell: (928) 970-1835 Fax: (928) 474-6895 Office: (928) 474-6896 Onsite Contact: Helen Johnson Participants: Community and professional development, all a ssociates welcome (topic for January ALLSTAFF Meeting) * Other participants: RIM Country Senior Center, Powell House, Ponderosa Church, Senior Center, and BPMC invited

This is a FREE educational class but requires registration. Call 602-839-6850 or via email at baiinfo@bannerhealth.com to register or if you have additional questions. For additional information on Dementia Care Initiative (DCI) Support, contact any of the 5 community leaders listed below: Payson Care Center: Sheri Kovar/Helen Johnson - (928) 474-6896 Payson Senior Center: Joanne Conlin - (928) 474-4876 Rim Country Health: Christine Zuber (Community) - (928) 474-1120 (ext. 107) or Kimberly Valdez (Clinical) - (928) 474-1120 Powell Place: Korey Wells - (928) 474-9764 Ponderosa Bible Church: Melissa Phyllis Ellstrom - (928) 474-9279 * For more information about Banner Alzheimer’s Institute please visit our website: www.banneralz.org or call 602-839-6900

901 E. Willetta St. Phoenix, AZ 85006 · (602) 839-6900 · www.BannerALZ.org


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