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PAYSON ROUNDUP FRIDAY | SEPTEMBER 18, 2015 | PAYSON, ARIZONA
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Study proves value of thinning projects as California goes up in flames Photo courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service
The Rough Fire in California is just one of the monster blazes burning across the West. Arizona has dodged the bullet so far with nearly-normal rainfall, but studies underscore that thinning projects can save whole towns. Below, a firefighter sets a backfire in the Okanogan Complex Fire in Washington, also having one of its worst fire years ever. by
Thinning treatments can save forested communities, even when the treatment leaves behind dense areas for wildlife, according to a comprehensive study of the effects of the two biggest wildfires in Arizona history. The study looked at the impact of the thinning treatments that saved Alpine and Nutrioso from the Wallow Fire. The thinned buffer zones transformed a seemingly unstoppable crown fire into a manageable ground fire, concluded researchers from the Pacific Northwest Research Station of the U.S. Forest Service, who published their work in the journal Forest Ecology and Management. The researchers set out to determine how thinning projects of various intensities affected the behavior of the fire. They
looked at intense treatments designed to clear away most small trees and keep the branches of the larger trees from touching. Then they compared the fire-stopping power of intense treatments with less intense treatments that left some dense clusters of trees for wildlife like goshawks and Mexican spotted owls. They found either treatment provided life-saving protection for nearby subdivisions. However, the fire advanced closer to the subdivisions in the less-intense treatments. This suggests crews need to create a wider buffer zone to protect subdivisions and stop a crown fire if they leave clusters of trees to benefit wildlife. Either way, the study offered encouragement for Rim Country, thanks to a decade-long
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A Valley woman died Saturday after her motorcycle crashed into a guardrail north of Payson. Heidi Paley, 45, of Mesa, was heading eastbound on State Route 260 around 1 p.m. with her boyfriend and son when she lost control of a Honda motorcycle in a curve at milepost 245.5 and collided with a guardrail, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
Several off-duty firefighters stopped and started CPR on Paley until PineStrawberry firefighters arrived. They continued CPR until Native Air flew her to a Valley hospital, said Gary Morris, P-S Fire chief. She died from injuries sustained in the crash. No one else was injured. Paley’s family set up a GoFundMe. com account in her name and had collected $6,340 donations as of Wednesday afternoon.
Paley’s boyfriend wrote on the site that they were returning from an overnight trip to Sedona Saturday. He said Paley affected the lives of everyone she encountered. She loved to help others, work out, snowboard, mountain bike, boat, fish and wakeboard. Paley had two sons. One son wrote on the site that his mother inspired him to begin snowboarding, wakeboarding, backpacking and mountain biking and to live his best life.
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Onesy animal pajamas proved especially popular. For wacky/mismatch day, students The students decided on a circus theme wore half hairstyles and mismatched to color the weeklong celebration of the socks to represent the theme. Homecoming footJewell Johnson ball game tonight decided to dress and dance tomorup like Pippi row. Longstocking. To Piggy-backing get her braids to on the spirit of last stick up, she tied year, the students helium-filled balhave given their loons to the ends. all to have fun New to the celwith the week’s ebration this year, activities. the Culinary Arts “Under The students made a Big Top” inspired cake based on the dress up days circus theme to including dress feed 800. as an animal, Student Chey color wars dress Roundup file art enne McNeely used up, dress as The Longhorns have jumped out to a 3-0 many of the skills your favorite cirshe learned in her start this season, blowing away oppocus performer Gila Community nents, stoking excitement for today’s and wacky/misCollege cake decoHomecoming parade and tonight’s game. matched day — rating class to conand the events go all the way through to ceptualize and decorate the confection. Saturday. “We thought of all things circus,” she For dress up as an animal day, said. students came to school outfitted as See Homecoming, page 10A giraffes, tigers and other circus animals. by
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‘Legendary’ teachers honored by
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The Payson School Board this week recognized 25 “legendary teachers,” who have influenced generations of students. The veteran teachers gathered this week for a photograph and talked about the teachers who in turn shaped their lives — and inspired them to go into the profession themselves. On Sept. 14, the school board designated the fourth Thursday of September as Legendary Teacher Day, joining a movement to recognize great teachers launched last year by longtime Arizona school administrator Nicholas Clement.
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“Let’s set aside a day where we all reflect on those legendary teachers in our lives and take time to contact them and tell them about the difference they made in our future,” wrote Clement on his website, http://legendaryteacher.com. Clement learned in his 38 years in administration that teachers make all the difference in the world. PUSD Superintendent Greg Wyman brought the resolution to the board saying, “There is always somebody in your life that was a special teacher, who helped you to decide what you’d like in your life,” said Wyman, “(Legendary Teacher Day) is a way for us to say thank you.”
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From page 1A effort by the Payson Ranger District of the Tonto National Forest to create buffer zones around nearly every community. The Forest Service has spent about $40 million to clear some 50,000 acres around subdivisions here, mostly by snagging yearend thinning and fire prevention money. Payson Ranger District Fire Management Officer Don Nunley says he now wants to not only maintain the existing buffer zones, but increase the widths significantly — involving another 50,000 acres of clearing. Other towns, like Flagstaff, have augmented the efforts of the Forest Service to create buffer zones by establishing a regional fire protection plan, with property tax money going to augment the Forest Service efforts. The provision of matching money and effort can often give local grants for thinning higher priority. The most recent study underscored the importance of Nunley’s effort to protect Rim Country from the approach of a crown fire. So do the devastating series of fires burning now in California, Washington, Oregon and other western states. Those fires have consumed hundreds of homes due to the record-breaking drought still gripping much of the west. Arizona got a break this year with near-normal rainfall, but projections suggest the state will face far more fires like the Wallow and the Rodeo Chediski in coming years. Arizona’s Rodeo Chediski fire in 2002 destroyed 465 homes and forced the evacuation of Show Low and Pinetop. This prompted the launch of the White Mountain Stewardship Project, which in the ensuing years thinned some 50,000 acres. Several of those projects proved crucial in saving communities from the even larger Wallow Fire, which burned 539,000 acres in 2011 but did far less damage to structures. The project has since dwindled down to almost most nothing because the Forest Service doesn’t have the $800-per-acre subsidy the project required. The Forest Service hopes to replace such efforts with the 4-Forests Restoration Initiative without any subsidy, but that project has fallen years behind schedule. However, when the White Mountain Stewardship Project managed to thin about 5,000 acres annually, crews did an intensive thinning around Alpine in 2004. Then in 2010, they did a less intense thinning prescription around Nutriosos, which left intact some dense stands of trees to provide cover for wildlife. The researchers meticulously measured fire damage and intensity along transects that started in the severe burn zone and continued to where the fire stopped in the buffer zone. The study showed that the severity of the fire deceased markedly as it moved from the unthinned forest into the buffer zone. However, the fire advanced further into the buffer zone around Nutrioso. In both cases, the buffer zones saved the community. “Our findings suggest that fuel treatments that protect wildlife habitat and aesthetics are still potentially successful in sufficiently reducing fire severity to provide opportunities to protect residences in the Wildlands Urban Interface Zone during a fire. There are multiple paths to effective fuel treat-
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The top two photos show the effects of the River Complex fire in California, having one of its worst fire years in history. The image below shows a firefighter setting a back fire during the Wallow Fire. A study demonstrates how effectively thinning projects can not only save towns like Payson, but save firefighters.
ments,” said Maureen Kennedy, a University of Washington scientist and co-author of the study. The findings could affect the design of the buffer zones and fuel breaks to accommodate wildlife habitat needs. In the area around Flagstaff, the Center for Biological Diversity has asked for modifications of the thinning plans to accommodate wildlife, drawing sharp criticism from Rep. Bob Thorpe (R-Flagstaff) and others. The study suggests thinning plans can consider both goals. However, the history of the Wallow Fire also shows that not undertaking some kind of thinning can prove disastrous to wildlife and homeowners alike. The Wallow Fire burned through half a million acres of thickly overgrown forest, consuming a large number of tree stands classified as critical habitat for the spotted owl and goshawk. The fire burned so hot that biologists say the ponderosa pine forest may not make a come back for generations. The ongoing wildfire holocaust elsewhere in the west has also underscored the impor-
tance of such thinning projects around subdivisions as the planet warms and droughts increase in frequency and severity. Wildfires have forced 23,000 people in Northern California to flee their homes. They have also killed at least one person and left four firefighters badly burned. Fires in Lake County alone have destroyed more than 1,000 structures. Firefighters reported 200-foot-long columns of flame in trees and brush dried to tinder by the state’s “exceptional” drought conditions. Recent studies show that this winter the Sierra Nevadas had the less snow than any time in the past 500 years. Most of California remains in extreme to exceptional drought. The northern half of Gila County remains in moderate drought, with the southern half of the county in severe drought, according to the U.S. Weather Service’s Drought Monitor. Roosevelt Lake has dwindled to about 39 percent full, with the Salt River flowing at 89 percent of normal, Tonto Creek at 20 percent of normal and the Verde River at 81 percent of normal.
Payson honors 25 inspiring teachers From page 1A Wyman has emphasized the contributions of students, staff, teachers and the community at the board’s meetings. Last spring, when longtime teachers retired or left the district, he recognized them during the
board meeting. Now, he has started the Heroes of Education program, recognizing not only those in the district, but those in the community who celebrate and support PUSD, education and the children. To launch the Legendary
Teacher program, the district selected 25 teachers who embody the various grade levels and disciplines in the district. The teachers wrote a brief description of the teacher that made the biggest difference in their lives. For instance, Amber Matthews talked about her high
school teacher at Cactus High School in the Valley whose support and mentoring convinced Matthews to become a teacher herself. Halli Kinnick said her father’s love of teaching instilled in her a similar passion.
PAYSON’S ‘LEGENDARY’ TEACHERS Kirstin McKee (kindergarten, Payson Elementary School) Sheila Axlund (first grade, PES) Carol-Lyn Ryden (second grade, PES) Corrine Vandenberg (specials, PES) Cassie McCandless (third grade, Julia Randall Elementary) Marsha Barnhart (fourth grade, JRE) Amber Matthews (fifth grade, JRE) Tayna Begell (resource teacher, JRE) Mandie Smith (specials, JRE) Christina Jackson (math, Rim Country Middle School) Gail Wade (English, RCMS) Caron Johnson (science, RCMS)
Jill Richard (social studies, RCMS) Rebecca Digs (fine arts, RCMS) Janet Ginder-Bershick (P.E., RCMS) Halli Kinnick (math, Payson High School) David Gerber (English, PHS) Meena Rusatgi (science, PHS) Bob Hoyt (social studies, PHS) George Conley (fine arts, PHS) Carl Curtis (P.E., PHS) Joe Parone (Career Technical Education, PHS) Renae Short (Special education, PHS) Ted Tatum, Payson Center for Success
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Jazz concert Friday
The 2015-16 Payson Friends of Jazz concert series opens Friday, Sept. 18 at the Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main, Payson. The Fossil Creek Gang performs from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., featuring instrumental and vocal jazz and blues tunes, some from the early 20th century. Band members are Suzanne Knighton (bass, vocals), Dale Knighton (guitar, banjo, vocals), and Gerry Reynolds (drums.) A $5 donation at the door will help keep jazz alive in Payson. Refreshments include cookies. Contact Reynolds for information or for reservations at gerry-reynolds@ hotmail.com.
PAYSON FARMERS MARKET From our Founders and Managers. Thanks to our dedicated vendors and loyal customers for a great, 7th market season! It’s the Last Saturday to stock up on foods you’ve come to love and start Holiday shopping and gift basket making with items from our great food vendors and local artists. Several vendors accepting holiday orders for delivery. Keep in touch with us on Facebook. The Payson Farmers Market. Last Saturday, open 8am-noon. 816 S. Beeline Hwy, behind Chili’s.
Community Yard Sale
Payson’s Community Presbyterian Church is having a Community Yard Sale from 7 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 19. This is a great one-stop shopping experience featuring numerous vendors. The Yard Sale will be at 800 W. Main St. (corner of Oak and Main). All proceeds from this event go to the church’s Deacons Assistance Program that serves families in need in the Rim Country with financial assistance for utilities, rent and prescriptions and operates the CPC food pantry.
Rodeo prizes to be claimed
There are still two 50/50 tickets from Saturday night’s rodeo performance that are unclaimed. The numbers are 8085567 and 8085313. In addition, the Coke bike from the Saturday afternoon performance is still unclaimed. The winning number is 6263217. It is a white ticket. If you have any of these tickets, please call Jane at (928) 472-8430 as soon as possible.
Big rummage sale for softball team
There will be a multi-family rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday Sept. 19 in front of Walmart to benefit the Payson High School softball team. All proceeds will help the Payson High School softball team travel to Florida in March to play at ESPN Wide World of Sports. If you want to donate any items, you can come by at 6 a.m. to drop off.
There will be a free group hike on Houston Trail to Metates starting at 8 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 19. Meet at the trailhead on Houston Mesa Rd., 3/4 mile from North Highway 87 on the right. The hike is a two-mile trip, easy in and out on mostly flat terrain with sandy dirt and will take about an hour. Dress appropriately and bring water.
Brush pit schedule
This coming weekend, the Regional Payson Area Project… for a Fire Wise Rim Country (RPAP) will be staffing free brush drop-off points at the following locations, weather permitting: Saturday, Sept. 19 the Blattner Pit will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Blattner Pit is located at Milepost 259.7 on Highway 260, east of Payson; Sunday, Sept. 20 the Pine Pit will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Pine Pit is located .7 of a mile east of Highway 87 on Control Road, south of Pine.
Free long-range sight-in
Get help with your spotting scopes and rifle rests and practice on steel and paper targets from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept 19 at the Jim Jones Shooting Range. HPR will provide some sight-in ammo. For details, call Ed at (928) 468-9075.
Justice McNeeley Foundation charity Poker Run and more
The Justice McNeeley Foundation’s Annual Charity Quad Poker Run is Saturday, Sept. 19. The Quad/Poker Run starts and finishes at Sidewinders Tavern & Grill, 6112 W. Hardscrabble Mesa Rd., Pine, Ariz. Doors open at 8 a.m., registration begins at 9 a.m. A requested $15 donation per person includes a drink ticket, generously donated by Sidewinders. Departure is at 10 a.m. Prizes will be awarded for best and worst hands. Texas Hold ’em starts at 1 p.m.; sign-up for the game is at 12:30 p.m.; it offers first and second place prizes. Participation is through a $15 donation buy-in. The Horseshoe Tournament participation is $15 per person, it is in single elimina-
tion format and starts at 1 p.m. There will be a raffle, auction and 50/50 drawing. Raffle tickets are $10 each for the Savage Axis XP 7mm08 with scope. There will be $5 breakfast burritos available. All proceeds go to JMF to help the foundation’s members help Rim Country children. For more information about the Justice McNeeley Foundation, contact Katie Parks at 602-540-4991 or go online to justicemcneeleyfoundation.org.
$5,000 given away every Sunday through Sept. 27. New earned entries are required each week. • Have a Ball at the Testicle Festival Saturday, Oct. 3: $100 Maz Cash hotseat winners every 30 minutes from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cornhole Tournament, Eating Contests, Karaoke and more! • Journey Unlimited - The Tribute: 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 day of concert. Available in the Dreamcatcher Gift Shop or call 800-777-7529, ext. 6200.
First Responders recognition day
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There will be a recognition day for First Responders from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 19 at Mount Cross Lutheran Church, 601 E. Highway 260, Payson. The event will celebrate the Rim Country’s First Responders and their families with a day filled with music, speakers, games, hot dogs and sloppy Joes. Residents from throughout the Rim Country are encouraged to attend to thank all of the law enforcement, firefighters, Hot Shots, dispatchers, EMTs, ambulance personnel and all who serve the area.
Luncheon features Jinx Pyle
Payson First Church of the Nazarene at 200 E. Tyler Parkway is having a luncheon on Saturday, Sept. 19 featuring cowboy entertainer Jinx Pyle. RSVP to bring a dish by calling 928-474-5890.
Pins for Paws
The Humane Society of Central Arizona is having its 5th Annual Pins for Paws fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 19 at Beeline Bowl, 1109 N. Beeline Highway. Registration for bowling starts at 3:30 p.m., bowling begins at 4 p.m., with silent auctions, raffles and dinner to follow. The dinner is catered by Gerardo’s Firewood Café. Contact Cathy Buckish at 928-4786945 to register.
Ballroom Dance Party
Enjoy live music by The Mathews Swing Band of Payson at Hawkeye’s Ballroom Dance Party at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 19 at The Center (formerly The Payson Senior Center), 514 W. Main St. A $5 donation per person is requested at the door and guests may bring snacks, but no alcohol. Coffee will be provided. To learn more, email email@example.com.
At the Mazatzal Casino
There’s always something happening at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino, located on Highway 87 at milepost 251. For more information, call 1-800-777-PLAY (7529). • Bingo Matinee Dream Catcher Special: Buy a Dream Catcher Pack and receive a Regular Pack free! • Football Specials: Sunday, Monday and Thursday in the Apache Spirits Lounge. Beer & Wings and drink specials! • $40,000 Break the Bank Giveaway:
The Tonto Community Concert Association opens its 2015 - 2016 season with a performance by Presidio Brass featuring Hollywood’s greatest hits, Sounds of the Cinema. These five young men present film music with a good dose of wit and humor at Payson High School Auditorium at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20. For more information visit the association website at www.tccarim.org or call 928-478-4363 or 928-472-2423.
African Safari Scholastic Book Fair
Payson Elementary School plans an African Safari Scholastic Book Fair from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, Sept. 21 through Friday, Sept. 25 in the PES library. The event features special themes each day: Monday: Muffins for Mom, 7:30-9 a.m.; Tuesday: Donuts for Dad, 7:30-9 a.m., with special appearances by Clifford the Big Red Dog from 7:30-8 a.m. and 2:30-3 p.m.; Wednesday: Goodies for Grandparents 7:309 a.m. and an Ice Cream Social, 1:30-4 p.m.; Thursday: KISS (Kids Invite Someone Special), 7:30-9 a.m.; Friday: Bagels & Books, 7:30-9 a.m. Shop the Book Fair online at scholastic. com/fair through Oct. 3, 2015.
Men’s Senior Softball Classic
Payson is hosting the 3rd Annual Men’s Senior Softball Classic Monday through Wednesday, Sept. 21-23. Beginning at 9 a.m. each day, nine teams of men 65 and older will be competing in slo-pitch softball at the Kiwanis softball fields in the southwest corner of Rumsey Park. Two Payson teams, the Cougars (age 65+), and the Buffalo (age 70+) will be competing against teams from the Valley, Tucson and Prescott.
Library Friends host author
On Monday, Sept. 21, the Library Friends of Payson host local award-winning author Sharon Langdale discuss her novel, “Vein of Justice.” Langdale will also give helpful hints about self-publishing novels and memoirs, discuss the importance of creative expression in the healing process, and give us a sneak peek at “Maggie of Ute Tribe,” the sequel to “Vein of Justice.” She will be autographing and selling her book for $12 cash or check. The LFOP presentation for the community, held in the library meeting room, is at 10 a.m., and the program begins at 10:30 a.m. Light refreshments will be served. If you
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Revolution, Mogollon Chapter, invite Rim Country residents to join them to recognize and celebrate the liberties and freedom the Constitution provides. The event will be from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 22 at the Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane Road. The members look forward to seeing their fellow Rim residents and will provide handouts and copies of the U.S. Constitution.
Kaitie’s Closet will distribute free children’s clothing from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 23 at Payson Elementary School, 500 E. Rancho Rd., Payson. Anyone needing children’s clothing is encouraged to attend,
Tickets are now on sale for the annual female SuperStars! dinner show at the Payson Elks Lodge. Enjoy an evening dining on either roast beef or rosemary chicken and hear some of the Rim Country’s most talented female singers. The event is at 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 3 at the Payson Elks, 1206 N. Beeline Highway, and the cost is only $20 per person. This event is open to the public. Tickets must be purchased by Sept. 25. For more information, call the Lodge at (928) 474-2572.
Christian Couple’s Seminar
have any questions, please call the library at 928-474-9260.
World Peace Day
A celebration of World Peace Day is planned at 2 p.m., Monday, Sept. 21 starting at Payson United Methodist Church, 414 N. Easy St. The community is invited to participate in a moving flag ceremony for peace, singing and a classic Japanese dance performance. World Peace Day began in 1982 to focus our hearts and minds on our desire for a world at peace and has been observed all over the world ever since.
PCK event Monday
The grand finale of the Chairish Payson Community Kids Festival of Furniture and Other Fine Things is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, Sept. 21 at Payson Messinger’s community room, 901 S. Westerly Rd. Visit paysoncommunitykids.com to see items still available for bids and enter raffle for $1,000 in cash from Native Air until noon, Monday, Sept. 21. Then come out for the live auction and reception.
Unity Celebrates Fall Equinox
Unity Church of Payson will mark the autumn equinox with a potluck and drumming celebration at 6 p.m., Monday, Sept. 21 in Ramada 3 at Rumsey Park. Join members of Unity of Payson in this celebration of gratitude and balance. Please bring a potluck dish; your beverage; drums, rattles, flutes or harmonica; and your intentions for the coming season. For more on Unity of Payson, www.unityofpayson.org.
Special human rights speaker visits Payson
Mountain Bible Church, 302 E. Rancho Rd., Payson, is hosting a Christian Couple’s Seminar with Greg and Connie Brezina Friday, Sept 25 and Saturday, Sept. 26. Brezina is a former all-pro linebacker with the Atlanta Falcons. He and his wife are founders of Christian Families today, a Christian counseling and training ministry. The program is from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Friday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday. Childcare is provided and the cost is $30 per couple. Register at the church, (928) 472-7800.
Walk/run for poor
The Payson chapter of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP), a nonprofit organization that helps those living in poverty, will sponsor its 8th Annual Friends of the Poor® Walk/Run Saturday, Sept. 26, to benefit the persons in need throughout the Rim Country. The event will begin at 8 a.m. at SVdP Thrift Mall, 1006 S. Beeline Highway, Payson. All proceeds and donations from the event will directly benefit the people in the Rim Country area served by SVdP. Anyone interested in learning more, participating, or making a pledge can contact SVdP Food Bank, (928) 474-9104. Make checks out to S.V.d.P. Payson.
Time Out benefit
Time Out is having a benefit at Pirate’s Hideaway from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, Sept 26. There will be fun for all ages with the morning session focused on families and children; teen activities in the afternoon; and adult evening entertainment with Junction 87 playing 6 to 9 p.m. with beer/ wine available. Tickets are $12 each or five for $50, and are available at Time Out Thrift Shop and Pirate’s Hideaway. For more information, call Time Out Shelter at (928) 472-8007 or on the web at www.timeoutshelter.org.
Gila County Pioneer Dinner
Payson Amnesty International is presenting an outstanding speaker and human rights activist, Nasir Raza, at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 21 at the United Methodist Church, 414 Easy St., Payson. Raza will be speaking on the case of Asia Bibi, a mother of five, who is on death row under Pakistan’s blasphemy law. There will be a short video, materials to share, and action letters to sign. So come to learn — and take action! For information, contact Penny at (928) 468-1115.
The 9th Annual Gila County Pioneer Dinner, Dance and Auction is at 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 26 at the Tonto Apache Gym. Tickets are $10 per person at the door, with a barbecue dinner served from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
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• Payson Public Library: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. • Pine Library: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. • Rim Country Museum: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 700 Green Valley Pkwy. • Pine/Strawberry Museum: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Pine Community Center • American Legion Fish Fry: Noon-8 p.m., American Legion • Jazz Concert: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Community Presbyterian Church, $5 donation, hosted by Payson Friends of Jazz
• Community Yard Sale: 7 a.m. to noon, 800 W. Main St. • Justice McNeeley Charity Quad Poker Run: 8 a.m., Hardscrabble Mesa Road, Pine • First Responders Recognition Day: 10:30 to 4:00, Mount Cross Church • Jinx Pyle: Payson First Church of the Nazarene, call 928-474-5890 f• Pins for Paws Humane Society Fundraiser: 3:30 p.m., Beeline Bowl • Ballroom dancing: 6:30 p.m., The Center (Payson Senior Center), $5
• Rim Country Museum: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., 700 Green Valley Pkwy. • Bingo: 1 p.m., Elks Lodge, open to the public • Tonto Community Concert Association hosts Presido Brass in first performance of 2015-16 season at 2:30 p.m. at the Payson High auditorium
• Scholastic Book Fair, Payson Elmentary School, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in school library • Payson Men’s Senior Softball: 9 a.m. tournament at Kiwanis fields • Library Friends of Payson: host author Sharon Langdale, 10:30 a.m. at library • World Peace Day program: 2 p.m., Payson United Methodist, 414 N. Easy • Community Kids benefit: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Messinger’s, 901 S. Westerly
• Scholastic Book Fair, Payson Elmentary School, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in school library • Payson Public Library: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Mogollon Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution host U.S. Constitution event at library, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. • Pine Library: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
September 23-25 • Scholastic Book Fair, Payson Elmentary School, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in school library September 23 • Kaitie’s Closet free clothes distribution, Payson Elementary School, 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. September 25 • Deadline to get tickets of Elks Superstars program • Christian Couple’s Seminar at Mountain Bible, 6:30 p.m., continues Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., $30 fee
4A Friday, September 18, 2015
Rim Country squanders another year
• Sept. 17, 1796: George Washington prepares a final draft of his presidential farewell address, officially announcing that he will step down as the nation’s first president. Rarely, if ever, in the history of Western civilization had a national leader voluntarily relinquished his title. • Sept. 20, 1946: The inaugural Cannes Film Festival opens in the resort city on the French Riviera. The outbreak of World War II had forced the cancellation of the inaugural Cannes festival in 1939. • Sept. 19, 1957: The United States detonates a 1.7 kiloton nuclear weapon in an underground tunnel 65 miles north of Las Vegas. The test was the first fully contained underground detonation and produced no radioactive fallout. • Sept. 18, 1960: Fidel Castro arrives in New York City as the head of the Cuban delegation to the United Nations. Castro’s visit was climaxed by his fourhour speech, a blistering attack on American “aggression” and “imperialism.” In January 1961, the U.S. severed diplomatic relations with Cuba.
Maybe you think we’re safe. Maybe one almost-normal year of rain makes you feel secure. Maybe you figure protecting Rim Country from wildfire is something we can safely postpone. If so, you’re ready to take a seat in Congress or in the state Legislature — or maybe on the Gila County Board of Supervisors or the Payson Town Council. But just so you know: You’re wrong. Dead wrong. Now, it’s true, we had a blessedly mild fire season this year, thanks to a wet, mild spring and a good monsoon. We’re just a little behind the long-term average rainfall for the year, thanks to the El Niño warming of the surface waters in the Eastern Pacific. Nonetheless, northern Gila County remains in “moderate” drought, Roosevelt Lake is just 39 percent full and Tonto Creek is running at about 20 percent its normal flow. Rim Country plays Russian Roulette with economic extinction every year, thanks to a century of mismanagement of the thick, overgrown, fire-prone forest that surrounds us. This year, the hammer came down on an empty chamber. This year, we got lucky. And this year, we squandered another 12 months, when it comes to taking action to protect everything we own and all the hopes we hold. California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and other states didn’t get so lucky. They’re still sweltering in “exceptional” drought and having one of the worst fire seasons ever. The Sierra Nevada got less snow this winter than anytime in the past 500 years. Lake Mead has nearly dropped to a level that will trigger water rationing throughout the west. The fires in California alone have consumed more than 1,000 homes, claimed lives and injured scores of firefighters. Here’s a brief rundown on the largest currently active fires across the west — just the big ones, mind you — we didn’t bother listing anything less than 66,000 acres. • Grizzly Bear Complex: Oregon, 76,000 acres • Bear Creek Fire: Montana, 71,000 acres • Rough Fire: California, 141,000 acres • Trunk Block Fire: Washington, 168,000 acres • North Star Fire: Washington, 217,000 acres • Chelan Complex: Washington, 89,000 acres • Wolverine Fire: Washington, 66,000 acres • Tepee Springs Fire: Idaho, 96,000 acres • Canyon Creek Fire: California, 110,000 acres • River Complex Fire: California, 77,000 acres • Kettle Complex Fire: Washington, 76,000 acres • Okanogan Complex: Washington 133,000 acres • Selway Complex: Idaho, 95,000 acres Fortunately, a recent study of the aftermath of the Wallow Fire demonstrated that a thinned buffer zone can protect places like Pine and Payson from even a crown fire inferno. Thinning the thickets of trees causes even a racing crown fire to drop to the ground, where firefighters can stop it. Mercifully, far-sighted Forest Service fire managers like Don Nunley have spent the past decade applying for grants to thin a $40 million buffer zone around most of our communities. That’s vital and remarkable — considering the terrible difficulty the Forest Service elsewhere has experienced in sustaining things like the White Mountain Stewardship program and the Four Forest Restoration Initiative. Unfortunately, local officials have also flinched from their responsibility to protect the communities they serve. Both the Payson Town Council and the Gila County Board of Supervisors have stubbornly refused to overhaul the building code or adequately support Firewise brush-clearing programs. They have also failed to provide the kind of leadership Flagstaff enjoyed in creating a fire protection plan to help the Forest Service clear a buffer zone around the community. So as we wrap up a mercifully mild fire season here in Rim Country, we just thought we’d make the point again. We got lucky. But we’re not safe. We haven’t got much time. And we just squandered another year. But if you think you can substitute talk and hand-wringing for action — well, then, you’ve probably got what it takes to go into politics.
Gosar adamant about preventing deal with Iran — doesn’t pass any test of credibility. Rejecting this deal does not mean “war.” But agreeing to the proposed deal guarantees Iran will continTwice over the past month, a very small ue to build its nuclear program and provides group of pacifists have called on my office in immediate access to approximately $100 billion Prescott to decry war with Iran. The goal of to the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorthese activists is for me and other members of ism. In a laughable coda, the deal allows Iran Congress to support the deal President Obama to — wait for it — inspect itself and supposedly has reached with the rogue Iranian regime. disprove prior weapons work. On top of that, Both times the Courier has featured there are “side agreements” which their message. Let me reply. I will not members of Congress have not seen. support that agreement, and I will conI know the pacifist activists (or any tinue to seek ways to kill this misbeAmerican elected leader for that matgotten plan. The pacifists contend that ter) have not seen these agreements this deal will prevent war with Iran. either. Before taking to the streets, They are mistaken. Iran has made it it would behoove them to get all the very clear: it wants war with Israel facts. Iran’s history suggests repeated and the United States. Don’t take my lies and distortions about its activities. word; read what their leaders have This deal encourages that to continue. said. Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s This rogue nation is the single largest Paul Gosar representative Mojtaba Zolnour stated state sponsor of global terrorism. The that the “government of the Islamic Republic of Iranian regime has targeted Americans since its Iran has divine permission to destroy Israel.” Islamic Revolution in 1979 when they kidnapped General Mohammad Reza Naqdi, the command- and held 52 Americans. They funded terrorists er of Iran’s Basij militia — a paramilitary in Iraq to target our soldiers. Proponents of this organization under the command of the Iranian deal fail to realize that Iran’s leaders are NOT Revolutionary Guards — has said that, “wiping rational actors and will NOT behave like other Israel off the map is not up for negotiation.” The reasonable nations. Allowing this regime the ridiculous straw man argument made by the ability to continue to make nuclear weapons is Obama administration — that any deal, no mat- a sure recipe for war. Israel cannot stand by ter how bad, is good because no deal means war idly as this state, which has sworn to destroy by
Rep. Paul Gosar
Israel, obtains weapons of mass destruction. Nothing will ensure the certainty of war more than this president’s naive agreement. The Iranians have given us no reason to trust them. Instead, they have given us over 30 years of reasons to distrust them. If the goal is to avoid a war, it would be wise to reject this fundamentally flawed agreement that all but guarantees a nuclear Iran. I will continue to seek peace through strength and do everything in my power — everything that the Constitution allows — to prevent this bad deal. Just last week, a group of conservatives and I changed the course of this debate. We rejected the perceived inevitability of this deal and insisted that the House pass legislation to hold the president accountable for violating the law when his administration transmitted the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action to Congress and failed to include all information on these “side agreements.” The House also passed legislation to prevent the president from lifting any sanctions related to Iran’s nuclear program without consent of Congress until 2017. Tensions abroad are escalating, and we are on the brink of another tipping point. It is in the best interest of our children and the security of this nation that we prevent terrorists from having access to billions of dollars and the capabilities to build a nuclear weapon. Unfortunately, the pacifists that have been standing outside of my office have forgotten this simple fact.
More state land’s the solution Editor: Funding for vocational classes at Payson High School has been cut by the state Legislature? Wasn’t it last year we learned that funding for advanced placement classes had been reduced? We want to finance a university, but we can’t support our K-12 system. Roughly 96 percent of our land base in Gila County belongs to and is controlled by the federal government. They have effectively shut down productive use of that land and the resource. This land should have been state land as was promised when we became a state. Elouise Justice
Mining companies versus national monuments Editor: There have been two guest commentaries in the Payson Roundup lately; one by Rep. Bob Thorpe and one by Sen. Sylvia Allen exhorting the citizens to come out against designating more national monuments around Sedona and the Grand Canyon. These two politicians are claiming that President Obama is coming for your state lands; always a good scare tactic to use the president’s name. Allen and Thorpe claim the land will not be
open to the public if the national monument designation is allowed — hogwash! The truth is these two are fronts for mining companies that want to mine these beautiful areas. If you think a private mine is going to be more accessible than a national park, and is going to be more beautiful than this land is now ... keep listening to these two. Ted Paulk
Will Payson be Sun City in the mountains? Editor: The end of the small farms bought out by the big corporations was probably the biggest factor in the demise of the small towns. Since the big corporations use large farm equipment the need for manpower drastically reduced resulting in the abandonment of the small family farm and the closing of small town retail businesses. As the jobs disappeared the young people had to move to cities to find work. The towns that survive are the ones with something extra to offer like hospitals, universities, or some major industry. The retiring baby boomers are a large demographic and Dell Webb has certainly made millions off of them. Take a trip to Sun City to see it firsthand. You will not see any kids or young people living there. The retirees want nothing to do with schools or universities and vote against anything to do with education.
The support people that work in the restaurants or hospitals in Sun City have to live somewhere else and drive into Sun City. Sun City is a very good example of what you can do with political clout. Time will tell if Payson moves forward or backward. Will it become Sun City in the mountains for retirees, or a thriving town with good paying jobs and educational opportunities for young families, while still being a good place to retire? Richard Christensen From the Roundup blog: www.paysonroundup.com/news/2015/sep/04/one-sided-journalism/#c67881
Pine vision meeting slated Editor: The Pine Strawberry Future Visioning Committee invites anyone interested to attend a town hall meeting in the Pine Cultural Hall on Saturday, Sept. 26 at 4 p.m. We will present the detailed results of both our visioning survey and community forum. I would also like to publicly thank the core members of the group who have been tremendous in bringing this project to fruition: Duane Ridl, Ann Loveridge, Darwin Huber and Peter Plante. We all owe them thanks for their tireless efforts and dedication on behalf of the community. Chris Walsh
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Richard and Darlene Alvarez (center) spent their whole careers teaching kids — and since they’ve retired they’ve been volunteering their time. Their dedication prompted the Payson School Board to name them as Heroes of Education.
Just can’t quit helping kids by
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Richard and Darlene Alvarez served for many years as Payson Unified School District teachers, but they just can’t quite fully retire. “If you ever see Richard in Walmart, you will see him surrounded by his former students,” said Superintendent Greg Wyman. Wyman said Darlene still helps with projects and Richard helps out by cooking staff breakfasts. The PUSD board recognized the couple with its Heroes in Education award at its Sept. 14 meeting. Darlene had a humorous comment about the
award. “What, only one plaque?” she quipped to a room full of laughter. Board member Jim Quinlan had worked with Richard when they both worked at the high school. He asked how long they have lived in Payson. “We moved here in 1970,” said Richard. Darlene worked in elementary school classrooms, while Richard worked at the high school in the building trades class. Before retiring, Richard won the prestigious Esperanza Latino Teacher Award — an award typically only awarded to teachers from the greater Phoenix area.
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Backyard chickens, marijuana dispensary hours and guests camped out in driveway RVs will all present the Payson Planning and Zoning Commission with a chance to make some decisions on hot-button issues. In some cases, Monday will represent a second or third hearing of the issues, including: • Residents who use recreational vehicles for houseguests and caregivers. • Homeowners and businesses who use shipping containers for storage. • Businesses who rely on portable signs along the highway to attract customers. Monday’s agenda also includes a request from Uncle Herbs, northern Gila County’s sole medical marijuana dispensary, to expand its hours of operation. The town staff has also recommended loosening restrictions on keeping backyard hens. The commission will make its recommendations to the town council, which will then have hearings of its own. The meeting starts at 3 p.m. at town hall. Hens
In late July, the town council directed staff to bring back a code change that would allow residents to keep a limited number of hens — but not roosters — on lots less than one acre
in size. This came after several residents asked the town to change the current rules that ban chickens on smaller properties. The changes recommended by the staff include imposing a maximum of 10 hens kept within an enclosed or fenced area and a henhouse at least 25 feet from the edge of the property for the hens at night during the night. The town could waive the setback requirement if neighbors agree in writing. Dispensary hours
After voters passed the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act in 2010, the town established guidelines for a dispensary’s operation before Uncle Herbs opened on North Tonto Street in 2013. The facility is currently allowed to operate 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. In a memo to the town, dispensary operators say they currently serve 65 patients a day, but want to stay open later on weekends. The dispensary netted $2 million in sales last year. The owners want to expand the area they grow plants and add to its wholesale edible line. “Currently tourism and commuters to our city constitutes a large potential customer base that we think we might be missing,” dispensary operators wrote, noting their retail sales could increase by 30 percent with additional hours. The dispensary would like to operate from 8 a.m.
to 9 p.m. An RV inn
The town may let homeowners use recreational vehicles for housing guests and caretakers temporarily. The commission discussed the issue in August and staff made several changes after that meeting, including limiting when residents could use a generator; where they could park an RV on their property and allowing properties larger than two acres to house two RVs. What’s in a sign?
As part of the commission’s review of the use of banner and temporary portable signs, the commission will discuss making the current, “temporary” rules permanent. If the town makes the current rules permanent, it probably won’t toughen them in the future, say officials. If the current provisions expire, the banner and temporary portable/directional sign standards imposed in 2007 would again take effect. The commission will also discuss the use of electronic signs. Store it
The commission will consider allowing residents and businesses to use house pods and storage containers on their property permanently so long as they complement the surroundings. The containers have a maximum size of 320 square feet.
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A glimpse behind the scenes Screening, discussion focus on documentary depicting Arizona’s most lethal gunfight by
The fatal moment remains shrouded in mystery. The four lawmen surrounded the remote log cabin of the Powers family in the predawn darkness, determined to arrest Tom and John Power for their failure to register for the draft and to also bring in Jeff Power and his friend and helper Tom Sissons, for allegedly making false statements during the inquest into the death of Jeff’s daughter, Ola May. Hearing the dogs bark, Jeff Power walked out onto his front porch, shotgun in hand. Somehow, the shooting started. A minute or two later, Graham County Sheriff Robert Frank McBride, Undersheriff Martin Kempton and Ranger Deputy Kane Wootan lay dead in front of the Power cabin and Jeff Power lay mortally wounded on his front porch. Federal Marshal Frank Hayne, covering the back door, fled to bring back reinforcements. He later served as Gila County sheriff, but faced questions about leaving his companions behind for the rest of his life. Tom, John and Tom Sisson also fled and made it into Mexico in a month of running, despite the most intensive manhunt in the state’s history. But even in Mexico, the hunt continued until they finally surrendered. Gripped by Tom Power’s account of the bloody confrontation in “Shoot-out at Dawn,” Mesa filmmaker Cameron Trejo spent three years creating a compelling, 90-minute documentary on the nearly forgotten incident. On Saturday, more than 200 people crowded into the Sawmill Theatres where the movie ran on three screens. The independent filmmaker produced the remarkable film for “way less than $1 million” and has presented it without a distributor at 20 screenings scattered throughout Arizona so far. Sawmill Theatres general manager Craig Triphahn heard about the film and brought it to Payson for a special showing, gambling on an 11 a.m. showtime for
Arizona’s Official State Historian Marshall Trimble was on hand along with other historians to discuss the film. Pete Aleshire/Roundup
Documentary filmmaker Cameron Trejo signs posters of his film, “Power’s War,” after the screening at Sawmill Theatres Saturday. a film hardly anyone knew existed. The move succeeded brilliantly — and now he’s hoping to work out something with the filmmaker and Payson schools that would allow students to view this fascinating account of a gripping history. After the screening, Trejo and a group of the historians who provided commentary in the film gathered with about 40 fascinated audience members at the Northern Gila County Historical Society’s Rim Country Museum in Green Valley Park to discuss the tragic events the documentary depicts. The historians included Marshall Trimble, Arizona State University assistant dean Eduardo Pagan and Arizona State University historian Heidi Osselaer — plus Martin Kempton — the grandson of the slain undersheriff. Poor health prevented former newspaper columnist and Arizona Highways editor Don Dedera from attending, although he played a starring role in the film. A series of columns he wrote for The Arizona Republic finally led to parole for Tom and John Power, although Tom Sisson had already died in prison. The audience included people whose families lived nearby back in 1918, as well
as Rim Country families with deep roots and personal connections to the tragic invents. That includes Belia Ralston, whose family gave shelter to John Power on their property near Mt. Ord after his release from prison 40 years after his trial for murder of the lawmen. The movie mostly accepts Tom Power’s account of the shoot-out, suggesting the law officers gunned Jeff Power down on his front step while he stood with his hands raised. But Trejo admits no one will ever know for sure how the shooting started. Sheriff McBride had four bullets of different calibers in his body. One deputy was shot through the back. No one ever autopsied Jeff Power to determine whether he was in fact shot with his hands up. Three of the four lawmen who supposedly started the shooting ended up dead, but only one of the men in the house. “We’ll never know exactly what happened,” said Trejo, who mounted three expeditions with cameras to the Power’s remote mining claim where the shoot-out occurred. “When it comes to the shootout, it’s all speculation. Those lawmen rode all night long. Everyone’s on edge. When it comes to the shoot-out, I don’t
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know anything ... But it’s a storyteller’s way of relating the story. I had the storyboard in my office and it changed three or four times.” But in the end he went with the version of that fatal confrontation he’d started with — the one Tom Power had dictated to a ghost writer after his release from more than 40 years in prison. Pagan said the lawmen of the time often opened fire without giving their quarry a chance to surrender and followed just one rule: “Don’t get killed.” But he questioned the ambush theory, considering how poorly the lawmen fared. Trimble said sometimes things just spin out of control, with the mistaken pull of a trigger in the tension of a confrontation. “I think maybe neither side expected things to happen. It just accelerated into a battle. I don’t think the way it happened was the intention of Sheriff McBride, things just got out of hand.” For Trejo, the daughter whose death precipitated the confrontation remains the central figure in the drama. After the death of her mother and grandmother in accidents, Ola May died in agony, writhing on her bed in her remote cabin. A neighbor chanced by and asked her what was wrong. She replied only “poison.” The inquest into her death proved inconclusive, perhaps prompting McBride
The death of Jeff Power’s daughter, Ola May, was one of the factors that led to the deadly shoot-out.
to act. He had considered going after the Powers for years because Tom and John had failed to register for the draft into World War I. The war hysteria of the time put heavy pressure on authorities to act and even led to the astonishing deportation of 1,500 Bisbee miners because they opposed the war and the draft. “Ola May is such a crucial point in the story,” said Trejo. “Jeff Power was going for broke and emotions are running very high, very high. There are so many factors in storytelling.” Later analysis suggested Ola May might have died from food poisoning, but in the charged atmosphere of the time questions about her death apparently prompted McBride for form his doomed posse. He rode in upon a family, struggling desperately to avoid ruin and paranoid people were after their gold mine. The final, bitter irony of the story came in the ending credits, saying the mine never produced more than a few ounces of gold. The screening and discussion provided a rare, behind-the-scenes glimpse of filmmaking, the challenges of storytelling and the bafflement of history. Trejo gave the credit to the historians. “The strength of this film is in the depth of the research that Heidi and the others did.” But Pagan rose quickly to dispute the filmmaker, based on his experience as a judge in the documentary category for the Emmys. “This is as good as any of those. Cinematically, it’s just outstanding — and that’s because of Cameron.”
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County working on courthouse by
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The improvements planned for the Payson Gila County Courthouse stairs and landings will be a little more involved than first planned. The board of supervisors on Sept. 15 approved a small change in the contract with the builder, Koo Design-Build, Inc. County officials and company representatives met at the site Aug. 14. Upon inspecting the building, they
decided to change the stair landing areas to accommodate future modifications. They also decided to repair the second floor veranda and roof support pillar footings while the staircase is removed. The change would involve raising the elevation of the floor and footings to match the building interior finish elevation. The work and additional concrete would add $5,197 to the project’s cost of $119,748, but would not extend the work. The contractor got clearance to start on Aug. 3 and must finish within 105 days, or sometime in January.
Peace prayers in four languages Payson High School now hosts a Peace Pole, symbolizing humanity’s wish for world peace, according to the World Peace Prayer Society. The simple white painted pole has four sides inscribed with four different languages. Local sponsor Marcena Brook decided to bring a Peace Pole to PHS. The dedication ceremony fell on Friday, Sept. 11, the same day the country remembers an act of war on U.S. soil. Brook had the chance to pick the four languages on the pole. She chose English, Lakota, Arabic and Spanish. To support Brooke, Yumiko Sasaki and Michiko Abe drove out from Gardina, Calif. to attend the dedication. The group is pictured at right with principal Brian Mabb. To see the Peace Pole, go to the PHS main gates. The pole sits behind the fence near the flagpole.
The Pine Strawberry Community Center sign replacement was a community outreach project initiated by the Central Arizona Board of REALTORS (CABR). PresidentElect Jim Lewin served as the Project Coordinator, while Association Executive Joan Backman handled administration. The project was funded by the Central Arizona Board of REALTORS, along with a grant from the National Association of REALTORS. The columns and stonework were done by RB Stonework and the sign was made by Ironhorse Signs, both local Payson companies. Solar lighting will be added to improve visibility.
Ceremony slated to celebrate peace Rim Country residents and visitors are invited to celebrate World Peace Day starting at 2 p.m., Monday, Sept. 21 at Payson United Methodist Church, 414 N. Easy St. The celebration includes a moving flag ceremony for peace, singing and a classic Japanese dance performance. World Peace Day began in 1982 to focus hearts and minds on a desire for a world at peace and has been observed all over the world ever since. World Peace Day was the idea of a Korean man, Dr. Young Seek Choue, founder of a university in Korea and the International Association of University Presidents. In 1982, he convinced the United Nations to establish one day a year to focus on peace. Payson organizers’ main event will focus on a flag
ceremony that will include flags representing 198 countries. When all countries have been presented, a large world flag will be presented as well. The UN had never allowed prayers to be held in the General Assembly until February 2014. The ceremony moved many participants to tears and drew a standing ovation. The prayer was also recently offered at ceremonies in Nagasaki and Hiroshima and at the Payson High School 9-11 program. On Sept. 21, similar ceremonies will take place all over the world. Organizers say for this to be happening in Payson is quite remarkable. Many people yearn for a world at peace and don’t know what they can do for peace. This is an opportunity to fulfill that desire, organizers explain.
Fundraiser for kids ends Saturday Plan to attend the fun finale of the big benefit for Payson Community Kids, the Third Annual Chair-ish Festival of Furniture and Other Fine Things from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, Sept. 21 at the community room of Messinger’s, 901 S. Westerly Rd. Check out the entries and enjoy the free refreshments. This year the event expanded significantly beyond chairs, stools and benches. In addition to opening the creative entries to other types of furniture such as side tables, picnic tables, and a new full-size
couch, the public can bid on a whimsical child-size playhouse, original art by local and nationally renowned painters, quilts, and even a cupcake decorating class. The event started Friday, Aug. 21 when the online bidding at paysoncommunitykids.com opened. The site includes photos of the available items and a “buy it now” feature. Online bidding ends on Sept. 21, the day of the grand finale. “There are three different aspects of this year’s event,” said Suzy Tubbs, PCK presi-
dent. “We are selling $20 tickets for the Native Air $1,000 in Cash raffle; we have the month-long, online silent auction bidding with more than 50 entries; and a live auction on Sept. 21 for a few select items. Examples of items in the live auction include dinner-foreight in your home prepared by famous chef and author Barbara Fenzel, and the childsize designed playhouse.” Raffle tickets for the Native Air $1,000 in Cash may be purchased online throughout the month.
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Computer Guys only getting better Relocation plans include expanded inventory services by
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Contrary to the rumors, Computer Guys are not only staying in town, they’re getting better. “Computer Guys is going to build a superstore next to Big 5,” said Dan Taft, owner of the tech store. What does Taft mean? His planned superstore will provide all the tech service anyone needs, which includes setting up and maintaining home entertainment systems, computers, home security and cellphones. Taft said homes have started to take on a sci-fi look with lights that turn on by motion sensors, home security systems that can be monitored through cellphones, TVs that connect to the Internet to stream videos and music, while advanced computers have come down in price to less than $300. He said cellphones now can manage everything. But all this technological wizardry comes at a price — set-up and maintenance. “What people want is the service. Remember that VCR that everyone had way back when? We all wanted someone to come and program it. It’s really about making the services available to help them with their technology,” said Taft. “You need someone to go there and fix it there. You want to click your remote and have everything just come on.” This idea of providing constant service has started catching on,
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Owner Dan Taft says Computer Guys plans to build a superstore next to Big 5 Sporting Goods that will be a computer, TV, camera and cellphone technology store that offers people one-stop shopping. said Taft. Already Best Buy has started to explore service contracts. But Computer Guys even has the big boys already beat. The company currently provides service contracts for its computer owners. “We have 200 customers that pay us a monthly fee to maintain their computers,” said Taft. He said on average, owners of PCs catch three viruses a year that disable their computers requiring professional help. Fixing computers isn’t cheap. “They are having to spend about $300 (each time) to clean that up,” he said. At first, his customers were not happy about the monthly con-
tracts, said Taft. However, once they added up how much they spent those three times per year, they realized it was cheaper to have the monthly contract — not to mention more convenient. Taft also plans to eliminate the huge upfront investment for a computer. He said high-powered computers coming on the market around Christmas time will cost as little as $200. His service plan would include a computer at sign up. “We can supply your computer for $39 a month — that includes taking care of viruses, etc.,” he said. Taft said he plans on turning the new location into a computer,
TV, camera and cellphone technology store that offers people a one-stop shopping experience. Already, Taft has made up drawings and created renderings of the new floor space with a front retail area, a home entertainment room and a waiting room for technology diagnostics and support. He’s still in negotiations with the new owner of the Bashas’ shopping center, so he has no firm date on the move. The shopping center has invoked a clause in the lease to require the business to shift locations in the shopping center. Reportedly, the new owners want to have restaurant tenants along the highway frontage.
After just a few years in business, the Payson Airport Shuttle has expanded from one van and a few trips to the Valley each week to three vans and four trips a day. The family-owned business will celebrate two years in business this October. Owners Howarth and Kelly Rowe say they started the business after finding they could not find a shuttle service to the Valley airports from Rim Country. Howarth suggested the family step in where no one else had to offer a shuttle service. They bought a van and started offering service to Sky Harbor International Airport, with Howarth and his father-in-law the drivers and Kelly manning the phones and computer. Howarth, who was semi-retired at the time, said he was already looking for something to do with his down time. So was his father-in-law, a retired commercial airline pilot. After just nine months, the shuttle service was doing so well they bought two more vans. Last
November, they hired three more drivers. Payson Airport Shuttle offers door-to-door transportation from Payson to/from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport and PhoenixMesa Gateway Airport. The Rowes sometimes pick up people from Valley hospitals after treatment. They offer group rates for Diamondbacks, Suns and Cardinals games. All vans are outfitted with 110v and USB outlets to charge computers and cellphones. They drive rain or shine, 24 hours a day, seven days a week including all holidays. “We have never taken a day off,” Howarth said. “We drove through a blizzard at New Year’s to bring band members up and back for a concert.” Make reservations at least 24 hours in advance of a flight by calling 928-363-0754 or email paysonairportshuttle@gmail. com. It is $65 one-way for the first person and $15 for each additional person in a group. Visit paysonairportshuttle.com for more information.
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Payson’s 1st law enforcement officer dies Hinderliter served as top cop when Payson first incorporated by
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Forrest Hinderliter, Payson’s first law enforcement officer, died Sept. 11, 2015 in Jay, Oklahoma. Hinderliter, 73, was hired by Payson’s first elected council in the mid-1970s and served as town marshal until 1979 when illness forced his resignation. “We found him when he was working with Lyle Ferguson at the Payson Funeral Home and learned he had a law enforcement background,” said Ted Pettet, Payson’s first elected mayor. He said there were six or seven applicants. “I asked each one if they stopped a car late
Forrest Hinderliter died on Sept. 11 in Jay, Oklahoma. He served as Payson’s first law enforcement officer starting in the mid-1970s. He also worked in the funeral profession. at night because it was weaving and discovered I, the mayor, was behind the wheel, what would you do? Forey said, ‘Well, I’d have to arrest you to get you off the road.’ And that’s why I voted for him to be hired.”
Pettet said Hinderliter was a nice guy and friendly. He got along with people; he was not a threat and never had any problems, Pettet said. Rich Robertson, former owner and editor for the Payson Roundup, was also on that first elected town council. “I was part of the decision to create the marshal’s job and hire Forey,” he said in an email. “He was the sole town law enforcement officer for several years and was responsible mainly for enforcing town ordinances. The town contracted with the Gila County Sheriff’s Office for patrol and major crime enforcement, so Forey worked alongside them until the town created its own police department and ramped up to take over law enforcement inside the town limits,” Robertson said. While in Payson, he also served as a city magistrate and was the first Tonto Apache Indian Reservation tribal judge. Hinderliter was born March 5, 1942 in Kewancee, Ill. and lived in Galva, Ill. until the family moved to Gila Bend, Ariz.
He was employed in the administrative office of the Delaware County Sheriff’s Department. He was a graduate of San Francisco College of Mortuary Science and worked in the funeral profession for many years, owning the HinderliterWoodard Funeral Service in Jay, Grove, and Langley, Okla. Earlier, he worked in law enforcement in Gila Bend. He also shared his Christian faith as a licensed minister. He was preceded in death by his parents, Forrest L. Hinderliter, Sr. and Mary Annis of Gila Bend. He is survived by his wife, June; twin daughters, Brandi Rogers and husband Zane of Centerton, Ariz. and Lori Sij and husband Kurt of Springdale, Ark.; two sisters, Vicki Crickmore of El Mirage, Ariz. and Margaret Bartley of Phoenix, Ariz. Funeral services are with Grand Lake Funeral Homes in Jay, Okla. under the direction of Shaunda Lawson. He will be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a date to be announced.
O B I T U A R I E S Blanche B. Nyberg
Maxine (Mickey) Jewett
Blanche B. Nyberg, age 89, of Payson, Ariz. passed away Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015 in her home following a short time under hospice care. Blanche was born Jan. 31, 1926 in Clay Center, Kan. Blanche graduated from Clay Center High School and was later united in marriage to Don Nyberg on Nov. 28, 1946. Don preceded her in death in 2013. They made their home and raised their three children in Hutchinson, Kan. before moving to Scottsdale in 1973 and later
retiring to Payson. Blanche was a homemaker and an avid golfer. Blanche is survived by her son Robert and his wife Ann, and daughter Nancy and her husband David; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren (with another due in March); and two sisters Andree and Shirley. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son Kenneth, a brother Leonard, as well as her husband Don. A private memorial service was held in the family home in Blanche’s honor.
On Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, Maxine (Mickey) Jewett, beloved wife of Tom Jewett of Payson, Ariz., went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Mickey was born in Jackson, Miss. on Aug. 28, 1943 to Max and Molly Rosenbrook. Sometime after the death of Max, Molly later married William Rice and Mickey was adopted into the new marriage. Mickey was gifted with the singing voice of an angel, which she used to the glory of God throughout her life. In addition to her husband Tom, Mickey is survived by Tom’s mother and brother.
Although Mickey endured many serious medical conditions throughout her life, she never complained nor asked for special consideration, instead, she delighted everyone around her with her humor and sunny disposition. Mickey was well loved and respected by everyone who came into her presence. Her sparkling voice and ready humor will be greatly missed, most of all by her devoted husband. A memorial service honoring Mickey will take place later this fall. In lieu of flowers, make a donation to Hospice of Payson.
WEATHERREPORT Forecast by the National Weather Service
Mostly sunny, 20% chance for rain
Mostly cloudy, 30% chance for rain
Mostly cloudy, slight chance for rain
Weather courtesy of Bruce Rasch, weather.astro50.com
Payson Statistics DATE H Sept. 7 89 Sept. 8 88 Sept. 9 89 Sept. 10 82 Sept. 11 95 Sept. 12 94 Sept. 13 92 Sept. 14 83 Sept. 15 80 Sept. 16 80 Sept. 17 83
L 57 57 57 59 53 55 57 58 58 56 50
PRECIP. 0.07 0.28 0.13 0.06 0.35 0.06
Precipitation 2015 thru today 15.49 30-year Average through Sept. 16.25
Sept. 2015 0.99 Sept. Avg. 2.13
Average Payson Precipitation from the office of the State Climatologist at Arizona State University.
PAYSON POLLEN COUNT FORECAST Friday
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Dominant pollen: Ragweed, Elm, Grasses High: Pollen levels between 9.7 and 12.0 tend to affect most individuals who suffer from the pollen types of the season. Symptoms may become more severe during days with high pollen levels. Medium: Pollen levels between 7.3 and 9.6 will likely cause symptoms for many individuals who suffer from allergies to the predominant pollen types of the season. Low: Pollen levels between 0 and 7.2 tend to affect very few individuals among the allergy-suffering public. Source: pollen.com
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F O R The following reports and arrests were released by the Payson Police Department and Gila County Sheriff’s Office. All persons listed in this report are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. After reviewing cases, the Gila County Attorney’s Office often drops or modifies charges. If your name is listed and you are exonerated, please contact the Payson Roundup at email@example.com. Aug. 31 – Gary Edward Thompson, 58, Mesa del – driving with a suspended/canceled/revoked license; Female Juvenile, 14 – contributing to delinquency and dependency and unlawful to well/furnish/ dispose of/give liquor to an under aged person or minor to possess liquor; Kaylan Robert Hinton, 20, Payson – failure to appear-2nd degree. Sept. 1 - Nicholas Alan Sheldahl, 35, Payson – domestic violence and disorderly conduct-fighting; Male Juvenile, 12 – shoplifting and minor with alcohol in body; Male Juvenile, 13 – shoplifting and minor with alcohol in body; Male Juvenile, 12 – shoplifting and minor with alcohol in body; Male Juvenile, 12 – shoplifting and minor with alcohol in body; Yana Phalen, 19, Payson – possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, taking identity of another; Jamie Parker, 46, Payson – possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia; Kimberly Bales, 28, Payson – possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia; Matthew Page, Tonto Basin – trespassing. Sept. 2 – Jose Manuel Zermeno, 41, Payson – narcotic drugs-possession, drug paraphernalia-possession
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Connolly, 36, Transient – drug paraphernalia-possession. Sept. 10 – Kelly Kathleen Torrens, 39, Payson – DUI-alcohol, drug, vapor, or combination thereof; Christopher Owen Orms, 28, Payson – drug paraphernalia-possession, dangerous drugs-possession, narcotic drugs-possession, burglary-2nd degree-residential structure and failure to pay a fine; Marissa May Fleischaker, 19, Transient/Payson – possession of stolen property, marijuana-possession, drug paraphernalia-possession, burglary-1st degree-involving a weapon, explosives, or dangerous instrument; Rocco Chazz Klabbatz, 19, Payson – burglary (vehicle)-3rd degree-non-residential, fenced commercial, or residential yard, possession of stolen property and marijuana-possession; Robin Raye Vitale, 59, Payson – DUI with BAC of .08 or higher and DUI-alcohol, drug, vapor, or combination thereof; Reece Ponicki, 34, Payson – aggravated assault and domestic violence. Sept. 11 – Kimberly Ann Blakley, 33, Payson – failure to pay a fine; Daniel Eugene Scott Jr., 34, Payson – child support warrant. Sept. 13 – Levi Lake, 20, Payson – failure to appear-1st degree; Charles Walker, 55, Payson – harassing 911 phone calls; Cody Garrells, 39, Star Valley – warrant.
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From page 1A She and her fellow classmates made critters from fondant and planned on serving the cake on Friday morning. Other events this week included the traditional bonfire on Thursday evening. Students met in the dirt lot near the main PHS parking lot to enjoy the fire, food, music and games. The Homecoming Parade on Friday starts at Wilson Dome at 12:30, travels around to Longhorn, then up Meadow Street in front of the Middle School and over to Main Street. The parade will end at Green Valley Park. The Homecoming football game starts at 7 p.m. Friday night on the PHS football field. The annual dance will be on Saturday starting at 8 p.m.
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Combs next up as Longhorns eye 4-0 start Eventually, they take notice. After spending the first few weeks of the season unranked, Payson’s 3-0 football team pushed its way into the Arizona Republic’s Division 4 rankings at No. 10. The writer who does the rankings for the paper picked Coolidge to beat Payson last week. And the Longhorns noticed. Players and coaches tend to make it their mission to prove themselves when they feel they’re not receiving the respect they deserve. After a 42-0 trouncing of the Bears, the Longhorns have now routed all three of their opponents. In fact, 42 points is the fewest Keith Morris they’ve scored this season. This certainly appears to be a team others need to take notice of. It’s their first 3-0 start since 2008. That team went 14-0. I’m not saying this team will go unbeaten. But I’m not saying they won’t, either. It’ll take time to understand just how good this team really is. The talent is there, to be sure. The roster is loaded with some talented upperclassmen. The biggest question I have is whether or not the team can overcome the penchant for drawing penalties it’s shown the last few years. It’s about focus, maturity and discipline. They took a step in the right direction last week but still drew eight penalties for 75 yards. That’s much better than the first two weeks when they averaged 150 penalty yards on 13 or 14 infractions. But it’s still too many. They need to keep improving. The schedule’s only going to get tougher. Once you get into the meat of the schedule against rivals like No. 9 Lakeside Blue Ridge, No. 3 Show Low and No. 1 Snowflake, excessive penalties will almost certainly doom the Longhorns. If they can harness their emotion and avoid personal fouls specifically, and keep the offside- and illegal procedure-type infractions to a minimum, they have the talent to beat anybody.
Combs leaders Rushing 32-Erick Guerra 36-216 (6.0 avg.) Passing 7-Ethan Hunt 10-32-125, 1 TD, 3 int. Receiving 36-Jake Green 6-39 (6.5 avg.) 88-James Stillwell 2-48 (24.0 avg.) Punt returns 2-Trey O’Haver 4-84 (21.0 avg.) 1-Dominic Ramirez 3-11 (3.7 avg.) Kick returns 2-Trey O’Haver 6-97 (16.2 avg.) 1-Dominic Ramirez 3-87 (29.0) 23-Joshua Espinoza 3-47 (15.7) Touchdowns 32-Erick Guerra 5 7-Ethan Hunt 4
A running game featuring tailbacks Wyatt Chapman and Ruben Estrada and quarterback Chaz Davis makes preparing for the Longhorns a defensive coordinator’s nightmare. And after offenses lit up the scoreboard on the Longhorns’ defense the last couple of years, the D appears to be improved. It’ll likely take a few more weeks to find out just how improved. But there’s reason for optimism. The next test is San Tan Valley Combs. The Coyotes are in town for Payson’s homecoming game at 7 o’clock tonight. The Coyotes enter the contest at 1-2. They opened with a 21-8 loss at Goodyear Estrella Foothills, whipped San Tan Foothills 52-0 and lost to Tucson Pusch Ridge Christian 45-13 last week. Combs opened in 2009 and fielded its first varsity football team in 2010. The Coyotes went a combined 4-25 in their first
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A trio of Longhorns converge on the Coolidge ball carrier in last week’s 42-0 victory. Payson’s defensive success in the early going is a major reason the Longhorns have high hopes. three seasons but have posted back-to-back winning campaigns under third-year coach Jesse Hart, making the playoffs both years. They’re coming off their best season, going 7-4 and losing to Snowflake in the first round of the state tournament. This is a game the Longhorns need to win. Coaches hate homecoming week because all the events surrounding the game can be a distraction to the players. I think these boys can handle it.
BBQ dinner today A barbecue fundraiser benefiting Payson Longhorns Football will be served on the high school football field from 4-6:30 p.m. today before the homecoming football game against the San Tan Valley Combs Coyotes. The cost is $7 a plate for Albert Hunt’s famous deep-pit meat and beans. Those not attending the 7 p.m. game are urged to pick up their to-go plate between 4-5:30 to avoid the crowds.
Rodeo hits town Going the distance
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Bryndee Hall is one of the Rim Country competitors in this weekend’s high school rodeo season opener in Payson.
Cowboys and cowgirls gallop into a new year with the season opening Arizona High School Rodeo Association and Arizona Junior High Rodeo Association Rodeo at Payson Event Center this weekend. Action begins at approximately 8:45 a.m. Saturday and at 7 a.m. Sunday. The season schedule features nine rodeos, including the high school finals in Payson from June 8-11. The high school kids also compete at the State Fair in Phoenix for one day on Oct. 29 before joining the junior high competitors in Wickenburg Oct. 30-31. Admission is free, so come on out and support our Rim Country competitors. The list of participants was not available at press time, but among the Rim Country cowboys and cowgirls expected to participate this season are: Payson Center for Success seniors Monty James and Bryce Stodghill, Payson High senior Denton Petersen, Bryndee
Sept. 19-20 Payson Oct. 29 *State Fair (Phoenix) Oct. 30-31 Wickenburg Nov. 14-15 Buckeye Jan. 16-17 Safford Feb. TBA March 26-27 Casa Grande April 16-17 Willcox April 29-May 1 Prescott June 8-11 *State Finals (Payson) *-AHSRA only
Hall, a sophomore at both PCS and PHS, and Rim Country Middle School eighth-grader Emily Daniels. James is coming off a 201415 season in which he finished 11th in the High School National Finals Rodeo in tiedown roping. He qualified for that prestigious rodeo by finishing second in the AHSRA season standings. Hall also qualified for the High School National Finals Rodeo as a freshman in breakaway by finishing second in the AHSRA season point standings. She competed on the Arizona volleyball team that placed fourth while there.
Eight Rim Country youngsters are moving on to the next round of competition after winning the local NFL Punt, Pass & Kick event at Rumsey Park on Aug. 11. Kids compete trying for the longest combined distance in punting, passing and kicking. The winners advance to the sectional competition at Rumsey Park on Nov. 14 to compete against winners from other local contests across northern Arizona. Sectional winners move on to the Team Championship, which will take place at an Arizona Cardinals game. Winners of the Team Championship advance to the National Championship, which will be held during an NFL playoff game. Local winners in the boys age divisions last month in Payson included: Tyler Revie (6-7), Logan Wolf (8-9) and Will Hubbard and Xavier Kendall (10-11). Local girls winners were: Mackenzie Wolf (6-7), Rhialynne Golliglee (8-9), Brianna Marinelli (10-11) and Ellie Hubbard (14-15).
A boy passes the football during the NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition at Rumsey Park on Aug. 11.
The call of the wild is beautiful music
turkey welcomes the spring, When the bull elk begin to the honking of Canada geese sound off in the Rim Country, outdoors announces their winter arrivone knows that fall is in under the rim al and the bugle of a bull elk the air. Not only is autumn greets the fall in the mounapproaching, but the elk herd tains of the West. has begun the mating season as bulls loudly declare an The Rim Country has a healthy herd of North interest in gathering a mate. A young bull’s call will be American Wapiti “elk” that more like a whistle, while a are starting to sound off at mature animal declares his the start of the mating season Dennis Pirch dominance by a stronger rut. The dominant bulls are bugle with a few distinguishgathering a harem of cows ing guttural grunts. for the all-important mating season, To an outdoorsman, the calls of which determines the future years elk the animals announce the season. herd. The dominant bulls tend to have For example, the gobble of a wild larger racks, which they use in combat
to secure a harem of cows. Elk are very nomadic, while the herd bulls try to keep his harem intact numerous, satellite younger bulls will try to steal away any wandering cows. Bulls often move their harems several miles to avoid the competition of satellite bulls. Often during an early rut, trophy animals seem to vanish. In reality, the herd bull has moved the females two or three miles during the night. The dominant bull is challenged frequently, which often creates a clashing of antlers that can break the silence of early dawn or late afternoon. The sound of combat can carry
for more than a mile. A mature, sixpoint bull may have a perfectly symmetrical rack one day and show up the next day sporting broken main beams after a fight with another bull, sheared off by the collision of two, 800-pound animals. Many trophy, six-point bulls end the rut with only a remnant of what their racks, underscoring what it takes to maintain their dominance. When these bulls are preoccupied with each other, you can walk up on the action and take some truly amazing wildlife photos. A word of caution though, keep a safe distance just in
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The bugle of the bull elk signals the start of mating season.
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aroundthe rim Everyone can help make a difference for needy The growth of the Justice McNeeley ful to all the “awesome volunteers” who Foundation is a heart-warming success pitched in to help through the months of story that could only occur in small- planning. town America. For the race, THAT Brewery was It all began 14 years ago when a title sponsor and the Tonto Apache small group of concerned citizens began Tribe was platinum sponsor. a drive to raise the money needed to Gold sponsors were Sunrise Energy purchase an innovative wheelchair, Systems, Banner Payson Medical called a Go-Bot, for Pine school kin- Center, Clint Miller Architect, and dergartner Justice McNeeley. The boy Bicycle Adventures. suffered from spinal muscular atrophy, Silver sponsors included Coldwell a form of muscular dystrophy, and the Banker, Sidewinders, Edward Jones, Go-Bot was designed to improve his 87 Cyclery, Native Air and Lloyd Law mobility over the standard wheelchair Group. he then had. The organizers decided the most The granddaughter lucrative and popular event would be I won’t pretend to know the proa quad poker run along with a tocol of a columnist writing silent auction, barbecue dinner, about his own grandchild, but horseshoe tournament, pool rattlin’ after spending 30 years writing the rim tournament and raffles. about the sports achievements The event was an overof other people’s children and whelming success and Justice grandchildren, I’ll finally boast received his Go-Bot. a bit about one of our family’s But organizers refused to own. let the movement die, deciding Wife Kay and I traveled to to found the Justice McNeeley Colorado last week to watch Foundation to earn money to granddaughter Jenny, 18, help more children in need. make her collegiate debut as The benefit poker run has Max Foster a member of the Colby College since grown to become a high(Kansas) softball team. light on the Rim Country sports, We were able to see her recreation and social scene and has play in doubleheaders at Metro State raised thousands of dollars, which has University in downtown Denver (in been used to pay medical expenses the shadows of the Broncos’ Mile High for needy Rim Country children and Stadium) and at the University of families. Colorado at Colorado Springs. The foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonIn the games we saw, she turned in profit organization and all employees some fine plays, including an RBI base are non-paid volunteers. hit down the left field line and stealing The foundation’s 2015 poker run will third base, but the most impressive was be held tomorrow, Saturday, Sept. 19 in the bottom of the final inning against at Sidewinders where doors open at 8 UCCS. a.m. and registration gets underway With the bases loaded and one out, one hour later. Ride departure is 10 the UCCS batter hit a fly ball to deep a.m. and the fee is $15, which includes right field that Jenny flagged down on a drink ticket courtesy of Sidewinders. the run. Breakfast burritos will be available The base runner at third tagged up at $5 each. on the catch and was off and running as A single-elimination horseshoe tour- soon as the ball hit the glove. At first, I nament begins at 1 p.m., as does Texas didn’t give Jenny much chance of throwHold ’em poker games. Sign up is 12:30 ing the runner out, but she turned and p.m. and the games begin at 1 p.m. The fired a picture-perfect strike to home buy-in donation is $15. plate. The catcher caught the laser-like The entry fee for horseshoes is $10 throw cleanly and had the tag down in each. time to get the hard-sliding runner for The foundation funds a great cause the third out. — show your support by showing up The play was one of the finest I’ve whether you own a quad or not. seen — and not just because I am her grandpa (well maybe a little bit). Race a Rim Country hit Jenny’s audience of six friends and I’ve covered for the Payson Roundup family let out a roar that I’m sure could every Fire on the Rim event since the be heard over the entire campus. race’s inception, but had to miss the I wish I could say she was a chip off 2015 event last Saturday because I was the old block, but I was never that good. out of town. Reporter Alexis Bechman did an Library raising money excellent job reporting and photographWhen expenses are greater than ing the race on the front page of the income, it’s obviously a time to figure Sept. 15 edition. out new sources of revenue. With the race in the record books, That’s the situation at Isabelle Hunt Fire on the Rim Race Committee Memorial Library’s where an income of Co-chair Janet Brant says the event $114,150 is less than the $118,500.79 in would not be possible without, “the operating expenses. outstanding support the race received That shortfall has prompted employfrom the community and of course, our ees, volunteer and board members to sponsors and partners.” host a number of fundraising projects She also says the committee is grate- throughout the year.
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The author, at left, and his wife traveled to Colorado to watch granddaughter Jenny, 18, at right, make her collegiate debut as a member of the Colby College (Kansas) softball team. They were able to see her play in doubleheaders at Metro State University in downtown Denver and at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. One of the most successful is the Second Annual Wine Around the Library benefit to be held 4 p.m. until sunset on Saturday, Oct. 10 at the library. Tickets are $20 each and may be purchased at the library. Sponsorships are also available for $100. Those who attended the inaugural benefit last fall left praising the gala as both fun and festive. In fact, some are predicting the event will eventually morph into a highlight of the Rim Country community calendar. Reward for information on hit and run
Department of Public Safety officers in Payson are seeking information regarding a hit and run injury accident involving a cyclist that occurred at 8:26 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 16 at mile marker 269 on southbound Highway 87, between Strawberry and Pine. The vehicle involved is believed to be a full-sized pickup truck with a topper, possibly maroon in color. A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the driver involved. Those with information should call 928-474-2606. Report is #2015-037318. Bear tale
This comes from Linda Oyas who wants to tell the tale of a bear visit. She writes: “On Friday, Sept. 11, 2015, Linda Oyas, who lives in ‘Bearadise’ in Pine, heard her dogs barking on her back deck at 7 a.m. She rushed out there to see what the barking was about. To her surprise, she saw an adult black bear in her back yard eating acorns. “She immediately woke her husband
Bob up to see what (who) she had discovered in their back yard. Bob said, ‘Call 911’ “The 911 operator transferred the call to Game and Fish. “While on the phone, the black bear climbed the back yard 4-foot fence and went on his way. On the tree where the bear climbed the fence is a sign that reads ‘Bear Crossing.’ Did this bear know he was visiting ‘Bearadise’?” Fuelwood gathering begins
Summer is wrapping up and there is a cool, crisp feeling to the morning air. Which means, it’s time to begin the annual pilgrimages to collect fuelwood for the fireplace, stove or insert. Wife Kay and I hauled in a truckload two weeks ago, but hopefully will be getting more with help from two sons. Before heading out into the Tonto National Forest be sure to obtain a permit from one of the six district offices. The permits became available on April 1 and expire on Dec. 31. Permit holders are allowed to gather dead and down fuelwood from portions of the Globe, Payson, Pleasant Valley and Tonto Basin ranger districts. Two types of personal use fuelwood permits are available: Paid Personal Use Fuelwood and Free Personal Use Fuelwood. Maps and instructions are provided with each permit. My choice has always been to purchase the Paid Personal Use Fuelwood permit that cost $10 per cord with a $20 minimum. Up to 10 cords can be purchased. A question that always arises is, “What is dead and down?” The Forest Service describes it as “A tree or part of a tree lying on the
ground as a result of natural mortality or because of previous legal timber sales or permitted harvesting.” So, be careful — cutting a green or live tree can result in a citation. A lesson I learned decades ago while collecting firewood in the ApacheSitgreaves National Forests with my father was to always be prepared for the unexpected. After our pickup failed to start and a snowstorm moved in, we had to scramble to persevere. Thankfully we were prepared, having brought along drinking water, snacks, extra clothing, blankets, a shovel, firstaid kit, ax and flashlight. After a little work on the ’65 Chevy truck, we got it started and were able to get home safely. For more information on fuelwood collecting, call the Payson Ranger Station at 928-474-7900. Trail work schedule
Tomorrow, Saturday, Sept. 19 from 8 a.m. to noon, meet at the Pine Trailhead. Bring own lunch/snacks/water. Oct. 3, Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon, meet at the Pine Trailhead. Volunteers will be partnering with volunteers from the Arizona Trail Association on a Highline reroute. Bring own lunch/snacks/water. Thought for the week
Don’t ever give up. Don’t ever give in. Don’t ever stop trying. Don’t ever sell out. And if you find yourself succumbing to one of the above for a brief moment, pick yourself up, brush yourself off, whisper a prayer, and start where you left off. But never, ever, ever give up. — Richelle E. Goodrich
The night that World War III began – Part 3 During the Korean War, I spent three great years in an Air National Guard outfit, but they didn’t start out great. Sergeant Michowski (pronounce it My House Key), an NCO with a brain the size of a pea, ordered the men in the Radio Section to stay outside all day in below freezing weather because there wasn’t room for us in the Radio Shack and he couldn’t think of anything as brilliant as training us in the barracks. He also, by the way, told us not to tell anyone — or else! — why we weren’t in the Radio Shack learning to run our radios. So when my own section officer
few months while in high twice caught two of us school, you see, so I said, in the barracks trying to your turn “I’m no cook, but I know get warm he put us on something about baking. KP for “doping off.” You need any bakers?” The mess sergeant He looked surprised. saw me scrubbing a “We’re supposed to have 15-gallon pot, something six bakers and we don’t he had seen me doing even have one. You realbefore that same week ly want to volunteer to during my regular KP Tom Garrett come in here?” duty. “Hey, Garrett,” he “If I say yes, can I asked. “If you like this place so much why don’t you vol- throw this GD pot in this sink?” unteer to be a cook?” “Sure. Cooks don’t pull KP.” A light popped on in my head. BOOM! BALLOOM! I saw a way out of a problem BALLOOM, BOOM, BOOM! created by one very stupid One big old pot went into the World War II retread NCO. I had sink, my signature went on volworked nights in a bakery for a unteer letter, and I never again
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nothing like an outfit where the leadership is made up of old cast-off-after-the-fighting-ends retreads. Fortunately, when our outfit shipped overseas the Air Force wisely stripped it of all of those types — except for one last one, without whom the rest of this story would not be worth telling. I’m afraid, though, that there will have to be another NCO who goes nameless because like good old Sergeant Michowski he just may have had enough brains to discover how we humans reproduce and so may have left a few descendants lying around, and I have no wish to make them feel bad. So we will refer to our fivestripe first sergeant as the “First Shirt.” Stripped of all the rest of the retread WWII NCOs, except for
the First Shirt, and well trained by then, partly by regular airmen and NCOs who had been shipped in for that purpose, the good old 103rd AC&W Squadron, now the 918th AC&W Squadron, shipped out for destination unknown. As we waited near the docks for our ship to refuel we were allowed to travel to New York City, about 60 miles away. The First Shirt came out to us, kept us at attention in ranks, and told us, “OK, you d--n dummies, I know what you’re gonna do. You’re gonna go to the big city, get drunk, get rolled, and come back with a sad story. Just don’t come back and cry on my shoulder.” Well, I’ll give him credit; he was wrong, but he was right. About us he was wrong, but about himself ...? Next week. World War III.
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Last weekend two firefighters from Hellsgate Fire Department attended the annual Arizona State Firefighter School in Mesa. JP Matchner of station 23 in Mead Ranch and Lt. Bill Beller, along with Fire Chief David Bathke attended classes from Thursday, Sept. 10 through Sunday, Sept 13. Live fire, fire ground tactics and procedures were just a few of the classes taken by the firefighters. Chief Bathke participated and taught the new chief’s workshop as part of the Arizona Fire Chiefs Association and the Professional Fire Fighters of Arizona. The annual Fire School is committed to Rebekah Sampson photo training all firefighter personnel and the Arizona State Fire Training Committee is The Shelby School’s social studies project in the Northern Gila County Fair includthe best. JP said, “I just wanted the people ed this large 3-D model of the White Tower, made entirely of recycled materials. in Tonto Village to know that we truly care Displaying the award-winning entry are (from left) Kayla Herbel, Rosa Sousa, Emma about them along with all of the other commu- Helmick, Harley Lidster and Faith Morris. nities that we serve. We are always training Frosting so that we can better serve and protect the Shelby’s display at the fair. Besides that, on Saturday, over at the 1 stick butter people in our community.” On to the next event ... An open house for Payson Longhorn Theatre, two second-grade 6 tablespoons canned milk fire station 21 in Star Valley, in honor of Fire students from the school floated and twirled 4 tablespoons cocoa powder Prevention Week, the week of Oct. 5 through across the stage. They were “clouds” in the 1 box powdered sugar Oct. 9. The Star Valley Fire Station staff and Missoula Children’s Theatre musical produc- 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup nuts (optional) volunteers will be doing their part with fire tion of “Peter and Wendy.” Congratulations to all those proIn a double boiler, combine butter, canned safety demonstrations, including a ductive, creative Shelby students. milk, and cocoa powder and bring to a rapid spectacular show of putting out a boil. Once boiling, do not reduce heat, slowly fire in a vehicle, how to use a fire the Recipe of the week mix in remaining ingredients with a mixer. extinguisher, how to set up a plan of village escape in case of a fire in your home, Gloria Alliger shared her delicious Pour on cake while frosting is hot. Cake freezand many more activities including recipe for Texas Sheet Cake for the es very well and keeps for several months. Gloria says, “This cake is just about the the Fireflies selling T-shirts and Hellsgate “Fireflies Can Cook” cookeasiest cake to make and I usually double cookbooks. book. It’s a little lengthy, but so well or triple the chocolate ingredients - after all There will be an immunization worth it. Gloria always makes them chocolate is its’ own food group, right?” clinic for flu shots to anyone who for the Fireflies’ Labor Day Barbecue I can truly say that this cake is one of the would like one. The Star Valley Fire and they sell out very quickly. best for all those chocolate lovers out there. Station open house is from 3 p.m. to Texas Sheet Cake Janet 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 8. Cake Snyder Birthdays The event is usually a great time 2 cups flour for the families of the firefighters to Elaine Tetzke of Tonto Village III cele2 cups sugar get together and for the public to see some 1 stick butter, not oleo brates her birthday Sept. 19. I hope you have of the activities the firefighters do on a daily 1/2 cup oil a wonderful day, Elaine. basis. On Sept. 23, Rachelle Yunkans, wife of 1 cup water Hellsgate firefighter Jeff Yunkans, has her big 4 tablespoons cocoa powder Shelby School day. Be good to her Jeff, or all of your adopted 2 beaten eggs grammas will come looking for you. It was a big weekend for the students 1 cup buttermilk (I use powdered buttermilk “Punk” Maderas will also be celebratof Shelby School. They had 42 entries in which is an excellent substitute for liquid ing her birthday, and she will be joined in the Northern Gila County Fair and 30 were buttermilk) that celebration by the Tonto Village Domino 1 teaspoon baking soda (always use baking awarded blue ribbons. Divas with her favorite dessert — cheeseThe “Tower of London” exhibit, created soda with buttermilk) cake. by the seventh- and eighth-grade students, 1 teaspoon vanilla Payson Ranger Station’s Gloria Alliger Set flour and sugar aside in mixer. In a won a “Judge’s Favorite” ribbon. The social studies project included a large 3-D model of double boiler, combine butter, oil, water and will also be celebrating her birthday on Sept. the White Tower (made entirely of recycled cocoa powder and bring to a boil. Add hot 23. Gloria is also the Hellsgate Fireflies’ materials) and a poster plan of the complete mix to dry ingredients, mix well. Add remain- recording secretary. Here’s hoping you have fortress, accompanied by anecdotal notes ing ingredients to mix. Pour into a greased a wonderful day and that you get the day off about the castle’s 900-year history. 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Official State Historian shares stories Christopher Creek is in the heart of Wild West historical events going back to the 1870s. Apache attacks kept early pioneers vigilant with the culmination of these attacks coming in 1882 when they burned Isador Christopher’s cabin. another week Al Seiber led Army troops in the creek and Native American scouts from here to the top of the Rim and caught the marauders where the Battle of Big Dry Wash brought an end to the raids. Early pioneers soon populated the area with the arrival of folks such as Sam Rod Britain Sharp, Bill Colcord and his brother, the Hunts, the Allenbaughs, Babe Haught and brother John. The Bowmans suffered a terrific accident overturning one of their wagons coming off the Rim. John See at one time settled on the now Mountain Meadow ranch. John Henry Thompson, the sheriff from down in Tonto Basin, came nosing around investigating a bullion heist and questioning John’s wife Annie. Jealousy got the best of John See and he shot his wife in front of their 2-year-old while she milked the cow. Some background to get a spring and a canyon named after you. Years later another fella held that same property. Bob Kiser had himself quite a bootlegging operation going during Prohibition. The mention of these stories is meant to whet your appetite for more history straight from Arizona’s Official State Historian’s mouth. The unpleasantries in Pleasant Valley and the arrival of Zane Grey and his lion hunting adventures with Babe Haught are the subjects of our local history to be covered down on the Landmark patio beginning at 11 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday, Sept. 19. Last weekend we were happy to see some kids from the Creek some years back. Bonnie was working for her grandmother, Marlys
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who owned the old Landmark at the time. Along came Bruce, who is Margo’s youngest son. A romance ensued and before long there was a lovely, large wedding on the lawn of Rhea’s place on the banks of Tonto Creek. Madison was their first daughter and we met her when she was just a tyke. Now she’s ready to drive. Younger sister, Carys, we enjoyed meeting for the first time. Bonnie’s brother, James Lastrange, was here with his wife as well. James was headed off to San Diego State way back then. After graduation, he became a DEA agent in Los Angeles and headed up a SWAT team. He is now an agent for Homeland Security. Bonnie’s husband, Bruce Holmes, was a Navy Seal with Seal Team Six. Before he retired he was an admiral’s aide in San Diego. We just wanted to acknowledge both their stellar careers and thank them for their service. Currently appearing in Christopher Creek is the annual concert featuring bull elk!
Down Columbine Road, across from the old homestead, there is a wide spot along the creek. Milburn Meadow is what they call it. Mike and Peggy Milburn host the annual picnics and Easter egg hunts there. However, coming up on Oct. 3 the Christopher Creek Homeowners Association is having an Octoberfest. It is also billed as Mimi’s 95th birthday party. Look for another reminder and more details next week. She was a young gal of 50 years when we first met at a very eclectic dive bar on West Second Street, across from Monte’s La Casa Vieja in Tempe. The Hut, as it was called, employed me as a bartender while in school at ASU. Mimi’s son, Mike, was in law school and brought his mother in to meet me. The next summer found me camped out on her back porch up here in the Creek and fishing each afternoon all the way down to the R-C. It was the last Wildflowers’ luncheon a couple weeks back. After my bidding the girls farewell and walking away, Mimi was overheard to say, “And I’ve known him since he was just a baby!” Tomorrow’s the day! Marshall Trimble will be on stage to share stories and song. At a meeting this past weekend he told us after experiencing the tremendous outpouring of emotion during the 1970 Labor Day Flood Memorial summer before last, he felt compelled to see a flood memorial monument erected here in Rim Country. Further announcements to that end will be made at this affair. Donations to that fund will be received in lieu of admission price on Saturday. He also hopes that those Payson folks who were turned away at his library performance last spring will join us here in the Creek. If you plan to attend, come plenty early, park anywhere you can and you are welcome to bring your own lawn chairs. It’s going to be a beautiful day and this is one of those events you will not want to miss … and that’s another week in the Creek.
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The Humane Society of Central Arizona received a $92,278 grant from PetSmart Charities® to substantially increase the number of spay/neuter surgeries needHumane Society ed to proactively of Central lessen the area’s Arizona homeless pet overpopulation. This PetSmart ADOPTION Charities® grant OPTIONS will also be used to provide preventative care services including vaccines and general exams. HSCAZ’s eight-year-old pet sterilization voucher program currently alters more than 400 pets per year. The PetSmart Charities® grant will enable HSCAZ to increase the number of sterilizations over the next year. The HSCAZ program offers free spay/ neuter services for pets (cats and dogs) through vouchers that can be used at participating local veterinarians and through HSCAZ’s mobile clinics, offering affordable clinics each month by appointment. The goal is to continue to reduce the homeless pet overpopulation
and ensure our specific target area’s (Payson, AZ) cats and dogs are healthy and vaccinated. Proof of residency within the 85541 or 85547 zip codes will be required to receive a voucher for spay or neuter surgery, basic wellness exam, and/or basic vaccinations. To view a list of local veterinarians and hours of operation, visit humanesocietycentralaz.org and click on Pet Care Information. About Humane Society of Central AZ
Founded in 1972, the mission of the Humane Society of Central Arizona is to provide shelter and compassionate care for animals who are lost, abandoned or homeless; to place animals into loving homes through adoption; to improve the lives of animals through education and example; to promote spay and neuter of companion animals; and to provide a shelter where animals are nurtured in a loving space while healing from fear, physical or emotional trauma, mistreatment or loss of a caregiver. HSCAZ considers non-human animals to be partners in the human life journey and strives to develop and implement programs to make the community a more humane place for all. The Humane Society of Central Arizona is non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.
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Following are just two of the many wonderful animals available for adoption at the HSCAZ shelter, 605 W. Wilson Ct. (just south of Main Street and west of McLane Road). Hours are Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All pets are already spayed or neutered and current on vaccinations. To learn more, call (928) 474-5590 or visit www.humanesocietycentralaz.org. Bam Bam
I am a pretty outgoing pup if you ask me! I love running and playing, kids are
my favorite, big or small. Oh the fun we could have! I really enjoy being outside and being around pretty much anyone who is willing to let me love them unconditionally. I am really outgoing and give some awesome kisses! I mean come on? Who does not love kisses? Especially kisses from me! I don’t mind being around other dogs, I really just mind my own. When I’m out on walks, I am in a hurry to explore new sights and sounds. So when I do pull on my leash, it’s just because I am so excited to be out and about! I think being in a home with another dog would be great for me! I need someone to look up to and
play with when I get bored or lonely. I also need someone that will share their yummy food with me! Sabrina
Howdy, my name is Sabrina. I hear all the volunteers and staff talking about how sweet I am. I think I would make the perfect companion for just about anyone. I love to climb up in your lap, snuggle and get my purr motor going. I get along pretty well with other cats, after all ... I am a lover! Come visit me and we can play and have so much fun! You can visit me at PetSmart.
CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS Free riding program offered for youth
The Heart Six Ranch, a nonprofit, provides a free Kids Work to Ride program from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday with a free lunch. The program is called for the Grace of Devin. Contact Connie Agnes for details at (928) 595-0345.
Sons of the American Revolution
The September meeting of Rim Country Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution is at 8 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 19 at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260, Payson. Come, enjoy breakfast and socialize with other “sons.” Helen Gibson and Tim Barrett of KMOG will give a presentation on changes at the radio station and their new and re-energized programs. Guests, those interested in the subject and those interested in learning more about SAR are welcome.
Payson Lioness Club
The Payson Lioness Club meets at 9 a.m. the third Saturday of the month at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260. Sponsored by the Payson Lions Club, the Payson Lioness Club is part of the world’s largest service organization. Members enjoy activities, service projects and events that benefit local charities. All interested persons are welcome to attend. You
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are never too young or young at heart to be a Lioness. For more information, call Carol at (928) 9784132.
Payson Lioness Club The Payson Lioness Club meets at 9 a.m. the third Saturday of the month at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260. Sponsored by the Payson Lions Club, the Payson Lioness Club is part of the world’s largest service organization. Members enjoy activities, service projects and events that benefit local charities. All interested persons are welcome to attend. You are never too young or young at heart to be a Lioness. For more information, call Carol at (928) 9784132.
Archaeological Society Erik Berg, noted southwest historian and writer, will be the guest speaker at the September meeting of the Rim Country Chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Society. His subject will be “The Eagle and The Archaeologists.” In 1929 Charles Lindbergh conducted extensive air surveys over the Southwest to identify and record numerous archaeological sites. The survey discovered several previously unknown ruins, along with the recording of sites such as Chaco Canyon, Canyon de Chelly, Pecos, Meteor Crater and the Grand Canyon. Berg’s presentation will give little-known insight into the Lindbergh
survey, along with rarely seen photographs. The meeting will be at the Fellowship Hall of the Church of the Holy Nativity, 1414 Easy St., (the corner of Easy Street and Bradley.) It will begin at 10 a.m., on Saturday, Sept. 19. There will be refreshments available, and guests are always welcome.
ness meeting at 10 a.m., and the program begins at 10:30 a.m. The public is invited to both the business meeting and the free one-hour program. Light refreshments will be served. If you have any questions, please call (928) 474-9260.
Luncheon features cowboy entertainer
Payson Amnesty International meets at Payson United Methodist Church, 414 Easy St. at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 21 to hear Nasir Raza, a human rights activist, speak on human rights in Pakistan. He’ll present the case of Asia Bibi, a mother of five, who is on death row under Pakistan’s blasphemy law. There will be a short video, materials to share and action letters to sign. Come to learn — and to take action. For more information, call Penny at (928) 978-1268.
Payson First Church of the Nazarene at 200 E. Tyler Parkway is having a luncheon on Saturday, Sept. 19 featuring cowboy entertainer Jinx Pyle. All are invited. RSVP to bring a dish by calling (928) 474-5890.
Library Friends of Payson host author The Library Friends of Payson will host local, award-winning author Sharon Langdale Monday, Sept. 21. She will discuss her novel, “Vein of Justice” and will give helpful hints about self-publishing novels and memoirs, discuss the importance of creative expression in the healing process, and give us a sneak peek at “Maggie of Ute Tribe” the sequel to “Vein of Justice.” She will be autographing and selling her book for $12 cash or check. The Library Friends of Payson presentation for the community, which is held in the library meeting room, will start with a short busi-
Payson Amnesty hosts speaker
Order of the Eastern Star meets Monday 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.
Celebrate Recovery meets Monday Celebrate Recovery is a group for those with hurts, habits and hang-ups. Celebrate God’s healing power through eight recovery principles and Christ-centered 12 steps. Meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. Mondays at Mountain Bible Church. For more information, call (928) 472-7800.
Ladies Tuesday Bridge results; players wanted Ladies Tuesday Bridge winners for Sept. 15 were: Marilyn Castleman and Nyla Lutz, tied for first; Mary Kemp, third. The group is need of more players, so anyone interested in getting together at 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays at The Center (formerly the Payson Senior Center), 514 W. Main St., should call Betty Mashl at (928) 478-2013 for reservations and information.
Narcotics Anonymous If you think you may have a problem with drugs, give yourself a break. There is a way out, with the help of other recovering addicts in Narcotics Anonymous. Payson meetings: Rim Recovery - Thursday at 7
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Play a ukulele? A new group of players is forming and participation is free. All skill levels welcome. For more information, call (928) 595-2086. If you have a ukulele you would like to donate or sell, call the above number.
Register now for adult cooking class
The Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane Rd., is bringing back a series of cooking classes for Rim Country adults. The first is from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 26 on Eating for a Happy GI, which will address foods for gastroesophageal reflux disease. The class is presented by Cassandra Votruba, a Zukerman College of Public Health graduate student in maternal and child health and PharmD candidate at the University of Arizona college of pharmacy. Advance registration is required. Contact the library at (928) 4749260 for details.
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MERCHANDISE ANIMALS Dog Nail Clipping in the comfort and convenience of your home by Tracy. Local professional groomer of 24 years. $12.00 928-978-4959 Free Adorable Loveable, and Beautiful, 4 pound male Chihuahua, that I have to give up due to health reasons. All Shots, Micro-Chipped, Neutered. 602-799-3545 MISSING CAT: Star Valley Area Tyra-Small Gray Tabby, Please Call Donna 928-978-0943
BIKES/SCOOTERS 2003 Aprilia Atlantic 500cc Light Blue, Excellent Condition, Runs Great, Only 1064 miles on it $2200. 928-474-0360
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2. MAJOR YARD SALE FRIDAY ONLY, SEPT. 18th 8:00-2:00 400 W. Arabian Way (Corner of Arabian and McLane) Crafts, Household, Electronics, Books, Garden, Jewelry Awesome stuff! Don’t miss out! Bargains for all! 3. HUGE MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE! 508 S. Colcord, Fri. & Sat. Sept. 18 & 19 starting at 7am: Electronics, Tools, Furniture, Washer & Dryer and a Variety of Household Items! 4. Garage Sale: 307 E Pine St. (Payson), Fri. & Sat. Sept. 18 & 19 from 7:30am to 12 Noon: Beige Couch, Bike w/Rack, Amish Fireplace, Bowling Arcade, Daniell Steel Books, RV Stuff, Countertop Oven, Lots of Kitchen Stuff; Call 480-201-9697 6. 605 N. Blue Spruce Rd. Fri. & Sat. Sept. 18 & 19 from 8am to 2pm: Collectibles, Various Craft Supplies, Framed Pictures and Headlines and Tea Pots! No Early Birds Please!
TRUCKS 1995 Ford F-250 XLT Extended Cab, PS, PB, PW, Bed Liner, $3,550.obo or Trade for ?? 928-472-4792
VANS 2007 Ford E350 Super Duty XLT 10 Passenger Van, 5.6L V8 Engine, Runs Great, New Tires, New Brakes, Very Clean, $8,000. 928-468-6556
EMPLOYMENT ADMINISTRATIVE/ PROFESSIONAL Position Available in Hotel FT Front Desk Possition Must have Excellent Customer Service Experience, Good Computer & Multi-Tasking Skills Hours 2pm-10pm Apply in Person 602 E.Hwy 260,Payson
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YARD SALES 12: This Saturday September 19th from 8-1pm in front of Walmart the Payson High School Softball team will have a multi family rummage sale. Please come by and get your special treasure. All proceeds will help the Payson High School Softball team travel to Florida in March to play at ESPN Wide World of Sports. If you want to donate any items, you can come by at 6am to drop off.
FREE WOODEN PALLETS: The Payson Roundup Newspaper is offering Free Wooden Pallets, Please pick up at your convenience in back at the first alley off of Forest Rd.
I BUY ESTATES! (928) 474-5105 THE BLIND DOCTOR Broken Blinds? Saggy Shades? Droopy Drapes? WE CAN FIX THAT! Dani 928-595-2968 BLINDS & DESIGNS Repairs, Sales, Shade Screens & More!
7. THREE FAMILY YARD SALE! 206 S. Tonto St., Fri. Sept. 18 from 8am to 3pm & Sat. Sept. 19 from 8am to 2pm: Guaranteed to be interesting, Conglomeration of Collectibles, Furniture for Yard and House, What Nots, Wall Shelves, Linens, Projects for you, Lamps, Wall Art-Indians and Landscapes, Iron Stuff, Clocks, Jewels-Sterling and Fun Bling, Ancient Artifacts (Me), Cowboy Hats, Tools, Come Sit a Spell and Visit; No Early Birds! 8. 805 W. Main St. Fri. & Sat. Sept. 18 & 19 from 7am to 5pm: Used Doors and Windows, Beach Toys, Vacuums, Floor & Steam Cleaners, Household Misc. 9. Inside Yard Sale: Rain or Shine Wood Tools, Beanie Babies, Duck Decoys, Nick-Naks, Books, Jars, Other Collectibles & Misc. Sat. & Sun. Sept. 19 & 20 starting at 8am: 10555 Fossil Creek Rd, Strawberry; Watch for Black & Yellow Signs (Betsy Ross Acres)
AUTOS/VEHICLES BOATS 24ft Sailboat for the Serious Sailor, Fast and Beautiful, Sleeps 4, Asking Only $5600. Call 928-474-8462 Tracker 14’ Deep V, 9.8 Nissan Electric Start, 2 Trolling Motors, Bass Seats, Fish Finder, Excellent Condition, $4900. 928-474-2434
SmartSystems, Inc. a regional leader in IT support and computer solutions has an immediate opening for a COMPUTER TECHNICIAN.
This technician will work in our state of the art tech depot as well as provide remote and onsite support for residential clients. Experience with computer hardware, operating systems, and good customer service skills are required for this position. A minimum of A+, MCP and/or MCITP is preferred. This is a great opportunity to work for an excellent company with high integrity, good salary, PTO time, opportunity for advancement, and other benefits. Please send your resume to resumes@ smartsystemsaz.com or fax to 928-468-7800.
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Upright Baldwin Piano All keys and peddles work. Excellent condition with matching bench seat. $2000 928-978-5595
YARD SALES/ AUCTIONS ESTATE SALES 5. HUGE ESTATE SALE Fri. & Sat. Sept. 18 & 19 at Airline & Woodland from 7:30 am to 3pm: $3.00 Early Bird Entry at 7:00 a.m. with a Free Doughnut. Years of Accumlation! Wstern, SW Art, Books, Retro Antiques, Mantiques, Beer Collection, Collectibles, Glassware, Mancave & She-Shed Items, Tools, Golf Clubs, over 40 Paintings, Fishin, Ty Baby World, Too Much To List! Another Sale accross the street with more Vintage & Collectible Items! See ya there! Saturday Noon to 3:00ish 20% to 70% Off most items. Thank you...Say you Read it in the Roundup and get 10% Off any item!!
MOVING SALES 13. 1417 N. Sunset Dr. (Alpine Heights), Fri. & Sat. Sept. 18 & 19 from 7am to 2pm: Queen Pillo-top mattress and Cast Iron Canopy Frame w/Queen Comforter Set and Queen Sheets; CD/VHS Combo Player; Pet Kenne (Portable 48”Lx30”Hx29W Hevay Duty); Flat Screen 32 LED Dolby Emerson and 37” Plasma Panasonic; Kitchen ware, Bath Towels, Houshold Items, Vinyl Records, CDs & DVDs, Western Books and So much more! Dennis 928-978-1385
YARD SALES 1. Two Family Yard Sale, 1605 W. Dalton Circle and Accross Street there’s a Moving Sale, Payson, Fri. & Sat. Sept. 18 & 19 from 8am to 3pm: Furniture, Household Items, Some Tools, Day Bed, Old Dresser, Garden Items and Misc. Items.
HEALTH CARE Experience Front Office Medical Assistant Must have knowledge of insurance, prior authorizations and willing to travel to other offices 1 day a week. Strong computer skills a must. Please fax resume to 928-474-0171
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We are looking for an enthusiastic, energetic and engaging candidate to handle patient check in and check out, insurance verifications, referrals, authorization and scheduling for three providers. Hours are from 8-5 Monday through Friday. Customer service experience and six month in medical clerical required. Help define the future of health care. Join Banner Payson Medical Clinic. Apply online at www.BannerHealth.com/ careers. Search job # 151238. EEO/AA/ Diversity/Vets. We support a tobacco-free and drugfree workplace.
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1975 Lincoln Continental, 70k Miles, Excellent Condition, $8,000.obo 928-468-6042 Ray’s Auto Exchange, 615 W. Main, 928-978-8375 2011 Honda Accord EX-L Coup, was $17,450. Now $15,995. 2002 Mazda B2300 Pick-up, 5sp Manual, Really Clean, $4200. 1999 Chevy Suburban, 1500 4x4, Real Clean, $4995.
Home Base Teacher Payson Pay starts at $13./hour Must have minimum of a High School Diploma Apply today at www.PGCCS.org/Careers Program provided by Pinal Gila Community Child Services is 100% federally funded. EOE.
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INTEGRITY METALS Certified, Professional, Reliable Welding and Fabrication Jeremy 480-577-1378 or email www.integritymetalswelding.com
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RENT / OWN: F.S.B.O. 3Br/2Ba, Rent $950 or Own $124,500. 306 S. Colcord. Will consider Lease Purchase, Qualifcations Necessary 928-978-6633
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RENTALS APARTMENTS FOR RENT 1100 Sq.Ft 2BDR/2BA Apartment In Central Payson, Central Heating and A/C, F/P., Washer/Dryer Hookup $750.p/m, 480-326-7203 or 480-926-9024 2Br/2Ba Laundry Room w/Washer & Dryer, All Electric, Clean, Year Lease, Pets/Smoking-No, $800.mo Call 928-474-8263 or 928-951-4237 Apartment For Rent
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LEGAL NOTICES 15905: 8/28, 9/4, 9/11, 9/18/2015 Notice of Trustee’s Sale Recorded on: 7/24/2015 TS No. : AZ-15-678969-CL Order No. : 150188542-AZ-VOO The following legally described trust property will be sold, pursuant to the power of Sale under that certain Deed of Trust dated 12/10/2012 and recorded 12/14/2012 as Instrument 2012-015459 , 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: Sale Date and Time: 10/28/2015 at 11:00 AM Sale Location: AT THE FRONT ENTRANCE TO THE GILA COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1400 EAST ASH ST., GLOBE, ARIZONA 85501 Legal Description: LOT 6, BLOCK 14, EAST GLOBE MAP NO. 1, ACCORDING TO MAPS NO. 2,
LEGAL NOTICES RECORDS OF GILA COUNTY, ARIZONA. Purported Street Address: 605 SOUTH THIRD STREET, GLOBE, AZ 85501 Tax Parcel Number: 208-05-267 Original Principal Balance: $124,178.00 Name and Address of Current Beneficiary: JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association C/O JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. 3415 Vision Dr Columbus, OH 43219 Name(s) and Address(s) of Original Trustor(s): JESSICA NICOLE MORGAN, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN 605 SOUTH THIRD STREET, GLOBE, AZ 85501 Name and Address of Trustee/Agent: Quality Loan Service Corporation 411 Ivy Street, San Diego, CA 92101 Phone: ( 866 ) 645-7711 Sales Line: 714-730-2727 Login to: w w w. s e r v i c e l i n k a s a p . c o m AZ-15-678969-CL The successor trustee qualifies to act as a trustee under A.R.S. §33-803(A)(1) in its capacity as a licensed Arizona escrow agent regulated by the Department of Financial Institutions. If the sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid to the Trustee. This shall be the Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary, the Beneficiary’s Agent, or the Beneficiary’s Attorney. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. QUALITY MAY BE CONSIDERED A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE . TS No.: AZ-15-678969-CL Dated: 7/23/2015 QUALITY LOAN SERVICE CORPORATION By: John Pascual, Assistant Secretary A notary public or other officer completing this certificate verifies only the identity of the individual who signed the document to which this certificate is attached, and not the truthfulness, accuracy, or validity of that document. State of: California County of: San Diego On 7/23/2015 before me, Courtney Patania a notary public, personally appeared John Pascual, who proved to me on the basis of satisfactory evidence to be the person(s) whose name(s) is/are subscribed to the within instrument and acknowledged to me that he/she/they executed the same in his/her/their authorized capacity(ies), and that by his/her/their signature(s) on the instrument the person(s), or the entity upon behalf of which the person(s) acted, executed the instrument . I certify under PENALTY OF PERJURY under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing paragraph is true and correct. WIT NESS my hand and official seal. Signature Courtney Patania Commission No. 2044156 NOTARY PUBLIC - California San Diego County My Comm. Expires 11/1/2017 IDSPub #0090024 8/28/2015 9/4/2015 9/11/2015 9/18/2015 15906: 9/4, 9/11, 9/18, 9/25/2015 Notice of Trustee’s Sale Recorded on: 7/29/2015 TS No. : AZ-15-676564-HL Order No. : 733-1500959-70 The following legally described trust property will be sold, pursuant to the power of Sale under that certain Deed of Trust dated 5/20/2008 and recorded 5/29/2008 as Instrument 2008-007482 , 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: Sale Date and Time: 10/28/2015 at 11:00 AM Sale Location: At the front entrance to the County Courthouse, located at 1400 E. Ash Street Globe, AZ 85501 Legal Description: Lots 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13, Block 18, of West Globe Townsite, according to the plat of record in the office of the County Recorder of Gila County, Arizona, recorded in Map No. 27. Purported Street Address: 901 N SIDE ST, GLOBE, AZ 85501 Tax Parcel Number: 207-17-115 Original Principal Balance: $217,500.00 Name and Address of Current Beneficiary: Champion Mortgage Company C/O Champion Mortgage Company 8950 Cypress Water Blvd. Coppell, TX 75019 Name(s) and Address(s) of Original Trustor(s): James F. Thornbrugh, an unmarried man 901 N SIDE ST, GLOBE, AZ 85501 Name and Address of Trustee/Agent: Quality Loan Service Corporation 411 Ivy Street, San Diego, CA 92101 Phone: ( 866 ) 645-7711 Sales Line: 888-988-6736 Login to: Salestrack.tdsf.com AZ-15-676564-HL The successor trustee qualifies to act as a trustee under A.R.S. §33-803(A)(1) in its capacity as a licensed Arizona escrow agent regulated by the Department of Financial Institutions. If the sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid to the Trustee. This shall be the Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary, the Beneficiary’s Agent, or the Beneficiary’s Attorney. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. QUALITY MAY BE CONSIDERED A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE . TS No.: AZ-15-676564-HL Dated: 7/24/2015 QUALITY LOAN SERVICE CORPORATION By: Ellene Barnett, Assistant Secretary A notary public or other officer completing this certificate verifies only the identity of the individual who signed the document to which this certificate is attached, and not the truthfulness, accuracy, or validity of that document. State of: California County of: San Diego On 7/24/2015 before me, Courtney Patania a notary public, personally appeared Ellene Barnett, who proved to me on the basis of satisfactory evidence to be the person(s) whose name(s) is/are subscribed to the within instrument and acknowledged to me that he/she/they executed the same in
LEGAL NOTICES his/her/their authorized capacity(ies), and that by his/her/their signature(s) on the instrument the person(s), or the entity upon behalf of which the person(s) acted, executed the instrument . I certify under PENALTY OF PERJURY under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing paragraph is true and correct. WIT NESS my hand and official seal. Signature Courtney Patania Commission No. 2044156 NOTARY PUBLIC - California San Diego County My Comm. Expires 11/1/2017 IDSPub #0090231 9/4/2015 9/11/2015 9/18/2015 9/25/2015 15907: 9/4, 9/11, 9/18, 9/25/2015 Notice of Trustee’s Sale Recorded on: 7/30/2015 TS No. : AZ-15-669754-CL Order No. : 8549860 The following legally described trust property will be sold, pursuant to the power of Sale under that certain Deed of Trust dated 10/19/1999 and recorded 10/27/1999 as Instrument 1999-17306 , 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: Sale Date and Time: 11/2/2015 at 11:00AM Sale Location: At the front entrance to the Gila County Courthouse, located at 1400 E. Ash, Globe, AZ 85501 Legal Description: LOT 3, BLOCK 7, OF COUNTRY CLUB MANOR REPLATTED, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT OF RECORD IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF GILA COUNTY, ARIZONA, RECORDED IN MAP NO. 89. EXCEPT THAT CERTAIN PORTION BEING THE THE NORTH THREE FOOT STRIP BY ONE HUNDRED FEET LONG OF LOT 3, BLOCK 7, OF COUNTRY CLUB MANOR REPLATTED. Purported Street Address: 1514 CHERRY AVE, GLOBE, AZ 85501 Tax Parcel Number: 207-04-071 Original Principal Balance: $32,000.00 Name and Address of Current Beneficiary: Federal National Mortgage Association (“Fannie Mae”), a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the United States of America. C/O Seterus, Inc. 14523 SW Millikan Way, Suite 200 Beaverton, OR 97005 Name(s) and Address(s) of Original Trustor(s): ROSEMARY CANCHOLA, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN 1514 CHERRY AVE, GLOBE, AZ 85501 Name and Address of Trustee/Agent: Quality Loan Service Corporation 411 Ivy Street, San Diego, CA 92101 Phone: ( 866 ) 645-7711 Sales Line: 916.939.0772 Login to: w w w. n a t i o n w i d e p o s t i n g . c o m AZ-15-669754-CL The successor trustee qualifies to act as a trustee under A.R.S. §33-803(A)(1) in its capacity as a licensed Arizona escrow agent regulated by the Department of Financial Institutions. If the sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid to the Trustee. This shall be the Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary, the Beneficiary’s Agent, or the Beneficiary’s Attorney. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. QUALITY MAY BE CONSIDERED A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE . TS No.: AZ-15-669754-CL Dated: 7/28/2015 QUALITY LOAN SERVICE CORPORATION By: John Pascual, Assistant Secretary A notary public or other officer completing this certificate verifies only the identity of the individual who signed the document to which this certificate is attached, and not the truthfulness, accuracy, or validity of that document. State of: California County of: San Diego On 7/28/2015 before me, Courtney Patania a notary public, personally appeared John Pascual, who proved to me on the basis of satisfactory evidence to be the person(s) whose name(s) is/are subscribed to the within instrument and acknowledged to me that he/she/they executed the same in his/her/their authorized capacity(ies), and that by his/her/their signature(s) on the instrument the person(s), or the entity upon behalf of which the person(s) acted, executed the instrument . I certify under PENALTY OF PERJURY under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing paragraph is true and correct. WIT NESS my hand and official seal. Signature Courtney Patania Commission No. 2044156 NOTARY PUBLIC - California San Diego County My Comm. Expires 11/1/2017 IDSPub #0090339 9/4/2015 9/11/2015 9/18/2015 9/25/2015 15908: 9/4, 9/11, 9/18, 9/25/2015 Notice of Trustee’s Sale Recorded on: 7/9/2015 TS No. : AZ-14-652081-JP Order No. : 140929230-AZ-VOO The following legally described trust property will be sold, pursuant to the power of Sale under that certain Deed of Trust dated 5/9/2002 and recorded 6/24/2002 as Instrument 2002-010107 , 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: Sale Date and Time: 10/13/2015 at 11:00 AM Sale Location: At the front entrance to the County Courthouse, located at 1400 E. Ash Street Globe, AZ 85501 Legal Description: SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF GILA, STATE OF ARIZONA: A PARCEL OF LAND BEING A PORTION OF THAT PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN GILA COUNTY RECORDERS FEE NO. 94-648878, GILA COUNTY, ARIZONA, BEING SITUATE IN THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 6 NORTH, RANGE 10 EAST, OF THE GILA AND SALT RIVER BASE AND MERIDIAN, GILA COUNTY, ARIZONA, HAVING A BOUNDARY MORE PARTICULARY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING FOR A TIE AT THE 1969 BLM BRASS
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2015
LEGAL NOTICES CAPPED PIPE MARKING THE WEST 1/16 CORNER OF SAID SECTION 23, FROM WHICH THE 1969 BLM BRASS CAPPED PIPE MARKING THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 23, BEARS NORTH 89’ 51’ 47” WEST 1316.27 FEET DISTANY; THENCE NORTH 89’ 51’ 47” WEST 447.17 FEET TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SUBJECT PARCEL DESCRIBED HEREINAVOVE; THENCE NORTH 0’ 31’ 00” WEST 116.07 FEET ALONG A NON-TANGENT LINE TO THE CENTERLINE OF A 30.00 FEET WIDE VEHICULAR ACCESS SAND UTILITIES EASEMENT AND THE POINT OF BEGINNINH, SAID POINT BEING ON THE ARC OF NON-TANGENT CURVE CONCAVE TO THE NORTHWEST; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY 53.08 FEET ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE TO THE LEFT HAVING A RADIUS OF 414.80 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 7’ 19’ 57” AND WHOSE CHORD BEARS SOUTH 67’ 04’ 04” EAST 53.05 FEET TO A POINT OF COMPOUND CURVE WHOSE COMMON RADIAL LINE BEARS NORTH 19’ 15’ 58” EAST AND SOUTH 19’ 15’ 58” WEST RESPECTIVELY; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY AND NORTHEASTERLY 75.47 FEET ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE TO THE LEFT HAVING A RADIUS OF 59.50 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 72’ 40’ 35” AND WHOSE CORD BEARS NORTH 72’ 55’ 40” EAST 70.51 FEET TO A POINT OF TANGENT; THENCE NORTH 36’ 35’ 23” EAST 100.66 FEET; THENCE NORTH 43’ 48’ 17” EAST 170.70 FEET TO AN ANGLE POINT; THENCE NORTH 45’ 47’ 30” EAST 160.98 FEET TO THE BEGINNING OF TANGENT CURVE CONCAVE TO THE SOUTHEAST; THENCE NORTHEASTERLY AND EASTERLY 52.24 FEET ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE TO THE RIGHT HAVING A RADIUS OF 78.50 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 89’ 61’ 47” AND WHOSE CHORD BEARS NORTH 57’ 57’ 51” EAST 50.95 FEET TO A POINT OF TANGENT; THENCE SOUTH 89’ 51’ 47” EAST 42.91 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SUBJECT PARCEL DESCRIBED HEREINABOVE AND THE TERMINAL POINT OF THIS EASEMENT. END OF SCHEDULE A Purported Street Address: 148 N CORDOVA ST, Tonto Basin, AZ 85553 Tax Parcel Number: 201-08-013 Original Principal Balance: $151,000.00 Name and Address of Current Beneficiary: Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC C/O Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC 3451 Hammond Avenue Suite 150 Waterloo, IA 50704 Name(s) and Address(s) of Original Trustor(s): CAROL S. DUKE, WALTER R. DUKE AND CRAIG M. REED AS JOINT TENANTS WITH RIGHTS OF SURVIVORSHIP 13F ELMER LANE, TONTO BASIN, AZ 85553 Name and Address of Trustee/Agent: Quality Loan Service Corporation 411 Ivy Street, San Diego, CA 92101 Phone: ( 866 ) 645-7711 Sales Line: 888-988-6736 Login to: Salestrack.tdsf.com AZ-14-652081-JP The successor trustee qualifies to act as a trustee under A.R.S. §33-803(A)(1) in its capacity as a licensed Arizona escrow agent regulated by the Department of Financial Institutions. If the sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid to the Trustee. This shall be the Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary, the Beneficiary’s Agent, or the Beneficiary’s Attorney. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. QUALITY MAY BE CONSIDERED A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE . TS No.: AZ-14-652081-JP Dated: 7/8/2015 QUALITY LOAN SERVICE CORPORATION By: Maria Albarran Diaz, Assistant Secretary A notary public or other officer completing this certificate verifies only the identity of the individual who signed the document to which this certificate is attached, and not the truthfulness, accuracy, or validity of that document. State of: California County of: San Diego On 7/8/2015 before me, Courtney Patania a notary public, personally appeared Maria Albarran Diaz, who proved to me on the basis of satisfactory evidence to be the person(s) whose name(s) is/are subscribed to the within instrument and acknowledged to me that he/she/they executed the same in his/her/their authorized capacity(ies), and that by his/her/their signature(s) on the instrument the person(s), or the entity upon behalf of which the person(s) acted, executed the instrument . I certify under PENALTY OF PERJURY under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing paragraph is true and correct. WIT NESS my hand and official seal. Signature Courtney Patania Commission No. 2044156 NOTARY PUBLIC - California San Diego County My Comm. Expires 11/1/2017 IDSPub #0090382 9/4/2015 9/11/2015 9/18/2015 9/25/2015 15910: 9/4, 9/11, 9/18, 9/25/2015 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE File ID. #15-40692 Josserand Notice is hereby given that David W. Cowles, Attorney at Law, as trustee (or successor trustee, or substituted trustee), pursuant to the Deed of Trust which had an original balance of $60,000.00 executed by Howard Josserand, an unmarried man, 5687 South Old Oak Street Claypool, AZ 85532 , dated January 26, 2008 and recorded February 11,2008, as Instrument No ./Docket-Page 2008-001866 of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Gila County, State of Arizona, will sell the real property described herein by public auction on November 30, 2015 at 11:00 AM, at the front entrace to the County Courthouse, 1400 East Ash, Globe, AZ., to the highest bidder for cash (in the forms which are lawful tender in the United States and acceptable to the Trustee, payable in accordance with ARS 33-811 A), all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and more fully described as: Lots 22 and 23, Block 21, of INSPIRATION TOWNSITE, according to the plat of record in the office of the county recorder of Gila County, Arizona, recorded in Map No. 39. APN: 206-06-333 The street address/location of the real property described above is purported to be: 5687 South Old Oak Street Claypool, AZ 85532. Tax Parcel No.: 206-06-333 2. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein.
LEGAL NOTICES The beneficiary under the aforementioned Deed of Trust has accelerated the Note secured thereby and has declared the entire unpaid principal balance, as well as any and all other amounts due in connection with said Note and/or Deed of Trust, immediately due and payable. Said sale will be made in an “as is” condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided therein, and the unpaid principal balance of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as proved in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust Current Beneficiary:Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.; Care of/Servicer: Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Inc 3476 Stateview Boulevard, MAC #X7801-014 Fort Mill, SC 29715; Current Trustee: David W. Cowles 2525 East Camelback Road #300 Phoenix, Arizona 85016 (602) 255-6000. Dated: 08/27/2015 /S/David W. Cowles, Attorney at Law, Trustee/Successor Trustee under said Deed of Trust, and is qualified to act as Successor Trustee per ARS Section 33-803 (A) 2, as a member of the Arizona State Bar. STATE OF ARIZONA, County of Maricopa. This instrument was acknowledged before me on 08/27/2015, by DAVID W. COWLES, Attorney at Law, as Trustee/Successor Trustee. /S/Pamela Cardy, Notary Public Commission expiration is 06/08/2019. NOTICE: This proceeding is an effort to collect a debt on behalf of the beneficiary under the referenced Deed of Trust. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Unless the loan is reinstated, this Trustee’s Sale proceedings will result in foreclosure of the subject property. A-4540935 09/04/2015, 09/11/2015, 09/18/2015, 09/25/2015 15913: 9/4, 9/11, 9/18/2015 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF ARIZONA IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF GILA In the Matter of the Estate of VERN KAY KENDELL, Deceased. No. PB201500060 NOTICE TO CREDITORS BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN to all creditors of the Estate that: 1. Patricia Robison has been appointed as Personal Representative of the Estate. 2. Claims against the Estate must be presented within four months after the date of the first publication of this notice or be forever barred. 3. Claims against the Estate may be presented by delivering our mailing a written statement of the claim to Patricia Robison, care of Rilus M. Dana, Dana Law Group, LLC., 1234 S. Power Road, Suite #102, Mesa, AZ 85206. DATED This 27th day of August, 2015. DANA LAW GROUP, LLC. By: /s/ Rilus M. Dana RILUS M. DANA 1234 S. Power Road, Suite #102 Mesa, AZ 85206 Counsel for Personal Representative 15914: 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2/2015 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 October 22, 2012 in Instrument No. 2012-013219 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
LEGAL NOTICES November 20, 2015: LOT 258, ALPINE VILLAGE UNIT ONE, ACCORDING TO MAP NOS. 610, 610A, 601B, 610C AND 610D AND CERTIFICATE OF CORRECTION RECORDED IN DOCKET 647, PAGE 986 AND CERTIFICATE OF AMENDED DEDICATION RECORDED IN DOCKET 667, PAGE 544, AND CERTIFICATION OF CORRECTION RECORDED IN DOCKET 676, PAGE 157, RECORDS OF GILA COUNTY, ARIZONA Purported Street address: 1101 N. Monte Rosa LN, Payson, AZ 85541 Tax Parcel # 302-79-259C Original Principal Balance $200,000.00 Name and Address of Beneficiary: PHH Mortgage Corporation, 2001 Bishops Gate Blvd., Attn: Mail Stop SV-01, Mount Laurel, New Jersey 08054. Name and Address of Original Trustor: Christy B Barrowdale, an Unmarried Woman, 1101 N. Monte Rosa LN, 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: August 21, 2015 /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 August 21, 2015, 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 15917: 9/11, 9/15, 9/18/2015 NOTICE (for publication) ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION HAVE BEEN FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE ARIZONA CORPORATION COMMISSION FOR I. Name: THE FAST LANE COFFEE, L.L.C. II. The address of the known place of business is: 987 E Saguaro Dr., Globe, AZ 85501. The name and street address of the Statutory Agent is: Olive Darlene Jonovich, 987 E Saguaro Dr., Globe, AZ 85501. III. 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: Olive Darlene Jonovich, Manager, 987 E Saguaro Dr., Globe, AZ 8550; Double Dj’s LLC, Member, 987 E Saguaro Dr., Globe, AZ 8550 15918: 9/15, 9/18, 9/22/2015 NOTICE (for publication) ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION HAVE BEEN FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE ARIZONA CORPORATION COMMISSION FOR I. Name: Connie Bruch-Harrison PLLC File No. P-2020621-3 II. The address of the known place of business is: 1722 N. Berrett St., Mesa, AZ 85207 III. The name and street address of the Statutory Agent is: Connie Bruch-Harrison, 1722 N. Berrett St., Mesa, AZ 85207. (A) Management of the limited liability company is reserved to the members. The names and addresses of each person who is a member are: 1722 N. Berrett St., Mesa, AZ 85207. 15920: 9/15, 9/18, 9/22/2015 ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION NONPROFIT CORPORATION 1. ENTITY TYPE: LIFE Academy. File No. 20108382 2. CHARACTER OF AFFAIRS: This corporation intends to be an entity to help and educate the surrounding community.
LEGAL NOTICES 3. MEMBERS: (x) The corporation WILL NOT have members 4. ARIZONA KNOWN PLACE OF BUSINESS ADDRESS: 6.1 Is the Arizona known place of business address the same as the street address of the statutory agent? (Yes). 5. DIRECTORS: Christina Day, PO Box 1603, Globe, AZ 85502; Robert Day, PO Box 1603, Globe, AZ 85502. 6. STATUTORY AGENT: Christina Day, 1000 W. Blake St. #1, Globe, AZ 85501; PO Box 1603, Globe, AZ 85502. 7. INCORPORATORS: Christina Day, PO Box 1603, Globe, AZ 85502. 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; /s/ Christina Day, Christina Day; Dated 7/7/2015 (x) Corporation as Incorporator for LIFE Academy. 15921: 9/15, 9/18, 9/22/2015 NOTICE (for publication) ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION HAVE BEEN FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE ARIZONA CORPORATION COMMISSION FOR I. Name: HANDY RANDY LLC File No. L-2029748-9 II. The address of the known place of business is: 171 W. Old Town Court, Payson, AZ 85541. III. The name and street address of the Statutory Agent is: Randy M. Johnson, 171 W. Old Town Court, 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: Randy M. Johnson, (x) member, 171 W. Old Town Court, Payson, AZ 85541. 15922: 9/15, 9/18, 9/22/2015 ARTICLES OF AMENDMENT Pursuant to A.R.S. § 29-633(F) 1. The name of the limited liability company is: Integrity Design & Construction, L.L.C.; File No. L-1978617-1 2. Attached hereto as Exhibit A is the text of the amendment. Dated this 20 day of August, 2015. DATED: 8/20 15 By /s/ Julie A. Rea, Julie A. Rea, Manager/Member; DATED: 8/20/15 By /s/ James C. Rea, James C. Rea, Member. Exhibit A: The Articles of Organization are amended to read as follows: 4. Management of this limited company is reserved to the Manager or Mangers. The name and address of each person who is a Manager at a later date than the time of formation of the limited liability company is: Julie A. Rea, 420 N. Meadow Way, Payson, AZ 85541. The members who own 20% or greater interest in the capital or profits of the limited liability company are: James C. Rea, 420 N. Meadow Way, Payson, AZ 85541; Julie A. Rea, 420 N. Meadow Way, Payson, AZ 85541. 15923: 9/15, 9/18, 9/22/2015 ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION OF THE WAT FOUNDATION FOR HUMAN INTENTION APPLICATIONS 1. ENTITY NAME: The WAT Foundation for Human Intention Applications, File No 2022906-0 2. CHARACTER OF AFFAIRS: to conduct scientific activities and more specifically to create new science and technologies that help solve today’s problems and difficulties. 3. MEMBERS: (X) The corporation will NOT have members. 4. ARIZONA KNOWN PLACE OF BUSINESS ADDRESS: 4.1 Is the Arizona known place of business address the same as the street address of the statutory agent? (Yes). 5. DIRECTORS: William A. Tiller, Vi@Grayhawk, 7501 E. Thompson Peak Parkway, Unit 321, Scottsdale, AZ 85255; John Gregory Fandel, 909 S. Pinecone Street, Payson, AZ 85541; William Roberts, 16603 E. Oxford Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268; Walter E. Dibble Jr., 909 S. Pinecone St., Payson, AZ 85541; Robert Foster, 3847 E. Ivyglen Circle, Mesa, AZ 85205. 6. STATUTORY AGENT: John Gregory Fandel, 909 S. Pinecone Street, Payson, AZ 85541. 7. IRS PROVISIONS: A. This organization is a nonprofit scientific organization and is not organized for the private gain of any person. It is organized exclu-
LEGAL NOTICES sively for scientific purposes, including for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as except organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code. B. Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles of incorporation, this organization shall not engage in any activities or exercise any powers that are not in furtherance of the purposes of this organization, and the organization shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (z) by an organization exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or (b) by an organization, contributions to which are deductible under Section 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code. C. No substantial part of the activities of this organization shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, except as otherwise provided by Section 501(h) of the Internal Revenue Code, and the organization shall not participate in or intervene in (including the publishing or distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of, or in opposition to, any candidate for public office. D. The property of this organization is irrevocably dedicated to scientific purposes. No part of the net earnings of the organization shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to, its directors, officers, members, or other private persons, except that the organization shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth in the purpose clause hereof. E. Upon the dissolution of the organization, assets remaining after payment, or provision for payment, of all debts and liabilities of this organization, shall be distributed for one or more exempt purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or shall be distributed to a nonprofit fund, foundation or organization which is organized and operated for scientific purposes and which has established its tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code. Any such assets not so disposed of shall be disposed of by a court of competent jurisdiction of the county in which the principal office of the organization is then located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations, as said court shall determine, which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes. 8. INCORPORATORS: John Gregory Fandel, 909 S. Pinecone Street, Payson, AZ 85541. 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: /s/ John Gregory Fandel; John Gregory Fandel, Incorporator: Dated 8/25/2015. 15924: 9/15, 9/18, 9/22/2015 NOTICE (for publication) ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION HAVE BEEN FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE ARIZONA CORPORATION COMMISSION FOR I. Name: SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY SERVICES, LLC File No. L-2019791-7 II. The address of the known place of business is: 105 N. Parkwood Ln, Payson, AZ 85547. III. The name and street address of the Statutory Agent is: Dawn Soriano, PO Box 2485, 105 N. Parkwood Ln, Payson, AZ 85547. (A) 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: Dawn Soriano, (x) manager, 105 N. Parkwood Ln, Payson, AZ 85547.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2015
YARD SALE GUIDE Weekend of September 18-20 1. Two Family Yard Sale, 1605 W. Dalton Circle and Accross Street there’s a Moving Sale, Payson, Fri. & Sat. Sept. 18 & 19 from 8am to 3pm: Furniture, Household Items, Some Tools, Day Bed, Old Dresser, Garden Items and Misc. Items. 2. MAJOR YARD SALE FRIDAY ONLY, SEPT. 18th 8:00-2:00 400 W. Arabian Way (Corner of Arabian and McLane) Crafts, Household, Electronics, Books, Garden, Jewelry Awesome stuff! Don’t miss out! Bargains for all! 3. HUGE MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE! 508 S. Colcord, Fri. & Sat. Sept. 18 & 19 starting at 7am: Electronics, Tools, Furniture, Washer & Dryer and a Variety of Household Items! 4. Garage Sale: 307 E Pine St. (Payson), Fri. & Sat. Sept. 18 & 19 from 7:30am to 12 Noon: Beige Couch, Bike w/Rack, Amish Fireplace, Bowling Arcade, Danielle Steel Books, RV Stuff, Countertop Oven, Lots of Kitchen Stuff; Call 480-201-9697
5. HUGE ESTATE SALE Fri. & Sat. Sept. 18 & 19 at Airline & Woodland from 7:30 am to 3pm: $3.00 Early Bird Entry at 7:00 a.m. with a Free Doughnut. Years of Accumlation! Western, SW Art, Books, Retro Antiques, Mantiques, Beer Collection, Collectibles, Glassware, Mancave & She-Shed Items, Tools, Golf Clubs, over 40 Paintings, Fishin, Ty Baby World, Too Much To List! Another Sale across the street with more Vintage & Collectible Items! See ya there! Saturday Noon to 3:00ish 20% to 70% Off most items. Thank you...Say you Read it in the Roundup and get 10% Off any item!! 6. 605 N. Blue Spruce Rd. Fri. & Sat. Sept. 18 & 19 from 8am to 2pm: Collectibles, Various Craft Supplies, Framed Pictures and Headlines and Tea Pots! No Early Birds Please! 7. THREE FAMILY YARD SALE! 206 S. Tonto St., Fri. Sept. 18 from 8am to 3pm & Sat. Sept. 19 from 8am to 2pm: Guaranteed to be interesting, Conglomeration of Collectibles, Furniture for Yard and House, What Nots, Wall Shelves, Linens, Projects for you, Lamps, Wall Art-Indians and Landscapes, Iron Stuff, Clocks, Jewels-Sterling and Fun Bling, Ancient Artifacts (Me), Cowboy Hats, Tools, Come Sit a Spell and Visit; No Early Birds!
8. 805 W. Main St. Fri. & Sat. Sept. 18 & 19 from 7am to 5pm: Used Doors and Windows, Beach Toys, Vacuums, Floor & Steam Cleaners, Household Misc.
9. Inside Yard Sale: Rain or Shine Wood Tools, Beanie Babies, Duck Decoys, Nick-Naks, Books, Jars, Other Collectibles & Misc. Sat. & Sun. Sept. 19 & 20 starting at 8am: 10555 Fossil Creek Rd, Strawberry; Watch for Black & Yellow Signs (Betsy Ross Acres)
10. Huge Sale 811 E. Miller Rd Payson Fri, Sep 18. 9/19-9/20-8am-4pm new light fixtures-linens-rugs-washer and dryer-lawn mower-propane garage heater-silk flowersbar-w.barrow-BBQ-paintingsdishes-pink xmas!-much more!
11. 116 N. Pinecrest Rd. Saturday Only, Sept. 19 from 8am to 3pm: Tools, Bedding, Jeep Part and Furniture.
Gonna be a great Yard Sale Weekend! More stuff than you can shake a stick at or fit in your car!!!
12: This Saturday September 19th from 8-1pm in front of Walmart the Payson High School Softball team will have a multi family rummage sale. Please come by and get your special treasure. All proceeds will help the Payson High School Softball team travel to Florida in March to play at ESPN Wide World of Sports. If you want to donate any items, you can come by at 6am to drop off. 13. 1417 N. Sunset Dr. (Alpine Heights), Fri. & Sat. Sept. 18 & 19 from 7am to 2pm: Queen Pillo-top mattress and Cast Iron Canopy Frame w/Queen Comforter Set and Queen Sheets; CD/VHS Combo Player; Pet Kenne (Portable 48”Lx30”Hx29W Hevay Duty); Flat Screen 32 LED Dolby Emerson and 37” Plasma Panasonic; Kitchen ware, Bath Towels, Houshold Items, Vinyl Records, CDs & DVDs, Western Books and So much more! Dennis 928-978-1385
WE’LL PUT YOU ON THE MAP! Call 474-5251 to advertise YOUR YARD SALE!
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Payson Roundup SPORTS Friday, September 18, 2015
working for a dream Members of the Payson High softball team washed cars as part of an effort to raise money for their trip next March to ESPN’s Wide World of Sports inside the Disney World Complex in Orlando, Fla. The Longhorns will play against very competitive teams as they prepare for another run at a state championship after falling in the Division 3 state championship game each of the last two seasons. The team is holding a multiple family yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the Walmart parking lot. Anyone wishing to donate items for the sale should bring them to the Walmart parking lot by 7 a.m. Saturday.
Softball tournament headed to Payson Success of last weekend’s event earns town 2016 girls fastpitch state tourney by
roundup sports editor
Although it caused problems on the final day, a little rain couldn’t wash away all the positive aspects of the Fourth Annual ASA End of Summer Madness Girls Fastpitch Softball Tournament in Payson last weekend. Twenty-nine teams participated, resulting in a boon for the local economy. “This tournament again was a great success,” said Payson Parks, Recreation and Tourism recreation coordinator Courtney Spawn. “We had a great turnout in teams and in spectators. I personally would like to thank all the staff involved in making this tournament happen, the local businesses and hotels for accommodating and welcoming all these teams to town, as well as the high school staff in working with us to get the high school field ready for the tournament.” Because of heavy rains on Sunday, the final day of the threeday event featuring games at five Rumsey Park fields, as well as at Payson High School, championship games couldn’t be completed in two of the three age divisions, resulting in co-champions and co-consolation winners.
Seniors here next week Nine teams featuring men ages 65 and older will compete in the Third Annual Men’s Senior Softball Classic Monday, Sept. 21-Wednesday, Sept. 23 at the Kiwanis Softball Fields in the southwest corner of Rumsey Park. Payson features a pair of teams in the slowpitch tournament, which begins at 9 a.m. each day. The Cougars will play in the 65-and-over division and the Buffalo in the 70-and-over division. Other teams are from the Valley, Tucson and Prescott. The success of the tournament led to the Arizona Softball Association announcing that Payson will also host the 2016 State B Girls Fastpitch Softball Championship in July. “In addition to continuing the End of Summer Madness and having the State B Championship in 2016, there is also potential for Payson to become the host for some other tournaments in the future as well,” Spawn said.
Payson High Sports Schedule Friday, Sept. 18 Cross country at Irvine, Calif. Woodbridge Inv.
Saturday, Sept. 19 Girls soccer at Blue Ridge, JV-12, V-2
Football San Tan Valley Combs at Payson, 7 p.m.
Boys soccer Holbrook at Payson, 4 p.m.
Elks bugle for mates From page 1B case of an unexpected charge. Remember, they are wild animals at the peak of mating season! The battles can also shred the surrounding brush and grass when the bulls lock antlers and shove each other out of their territory. In some cases, a “fight to the finish” takes place an antler punctures a vital internal organ. On a rare occasion, locked antlers can prove mortal to both bulls and they die in a head to head combat position. The herds under the Rim have grown over the last 25 years, so elk often show up along the roads in the early morning and late afternoon. During the rut, if you see a cow, chances are good that a bull elk is close by. Expect the unexpected; a bull may step out or herd the cows right across the street in front of your vehicle. So slow down and drive defensively in the reduced light or after dark,
because hitting an elk with a vehicle is a losing proposition. The Rim Country draws for hunters and photographers from all over the country, lured by the call of the American Wapiti. The prime time for elk viewing is a very narrow window of reduced light in the early morning or late afternoons. After dark, many elk wander into Payson neighborhoods seeking food or a mate during the rut. If you want to hear the call of the bulls, drive on any of the secondary roads in the Payson or Pine area at dawn or dusk. Stop and listen frequently, you may hear the “king of the forest” challenging another bull for the right to a harem of cows. During the three-week peak of the rut, take a drive or just sit on the deck and enjoy the sounds of nature. Who knows, maybe a bull elk will break the silence with that distinct bugle of one of the animals in God’s creation.