• May 30, 2015

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Memorial Day fuel price to set a five-year low

WHITE MOUNTAINS — Contrary to weekly and monthly price comparisons, Arizona motorists are paying 70 cents less per gallon to fill their tanks compared to last year.

Menu for Silver Creek Senior Center

The Silver Creek Senior Center, 1658 S. Main St. in Snowflake, offers lunch. Cost is $4 for over 60 years of age or $4.50 under 60. Lunch is served from 12-1 p.m. All meals come with beverage, dessert, salad bar and soup.

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Nominations now being accepted for AZ Farming & Ranching Hall of Fame

The Arizona Farming and Ranching Hall of Fame is accepting nominations.

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United Blood Services announces June Blood Drive Tour

Join the White Mountain Blood Drive Tour June 2-6 as United Blood Services works its way across Show Low and Pinetop. As the sole nonprofit blood provider in northeastern Arizona, United Blood Services is looking for donors of all blood types, especially O-negative, the universal donor.

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Agencies work to contain small fires near Clay Springs

There are multiple small brush fires on north side of Highway 260 between Heber/Overgaard and Clay Springs.

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Memorial Day fuel price to set a five-year low

WHITE MOUNTAINS — Contrary to weekly and monthly price comparisons, Arizona motorists are paying 70 cents less per gallon to fill their tanks compared to last year.

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Here’s the rest of the story ...

• The Independent inadvertently left off part of the latest story in the Jo Baeza “Looking Back” series headlined “David Foil Jr. to be presented with Distinguished Flying Cross,” published Tuesday, May 19. The Independent apologizes for the error.

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UPDATED: Suspect has been identified as Eric Robinson of Eagar - 5/24/15 4:06 p.m.

UPDATED: 5/24/15 4:06 P.M. - The shooter has been identified by a reliable source as Eric Robinson, 40, of Eagar.

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Forest offices close May 25 for Memorial Day

SPRINGERVILLE — All Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests offices and ranger stations will be closed Monday, May 25. Regular business hours will resume Tuesday, May 26.

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Memorial Day called ‘Trapper Days’ for a reason

TAYLOR — In the Town of Taylor, Memorial Day weekend ushers in “Trapper Days.”

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Poachers kill antelope doe, leave to waste in Show Low

WHITE MOUNTAINS — The Arizona Game and Fish Department is asking for the public’s help in finding those responsible for the illegal killing of a pronghorn antelope doe that was likely left to waste on May 10.

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Taylor Trapper Days schedule

Saturday, May 23

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David Foil Jr. to be presented with Distinguished Flying Cross

Most Americans today experience World War II in black and white. They watch documentaries or dramas “based on fact.” They can forget about the war when they turn off the TV or walk out of a movie theater. For those who served in the military or lost loved ones, World War II is not that easily forgotten.

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Meeting up with 'Woo Woo'

Greg Tock, former publisher of The Independent, meets up with one of his modern-day idols, Ronnie 'Woo Woo' Wickers. Tock and Wickers had a chance meeting at the Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox spring training game March 27, in Mesa. According to Wikipedia, Wickers (born Oct. 31, 1941) is a longtime Chicago Cubs fan and local celebrity in the Chicago area. He is known to Wrigley Field visitors for his idiosyncratic cheers at baseball games, generally punctuated with an exclamatory "Woo!" Tock, now publisher of three East Valley newspapers, was covering the game when he crossed paths with Wickers.

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ADOT increases weight limits in White Mountains

WHITE MOUNTAINS — A little more than six months after the Arizona Department of Transportation eased some weight restrictions on several highways in the White Mountains region to aid forest recovery efforts, more than 67 million pounds of timber has been removed to reduce the risk of future wildfires.

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Taylor Elementary expands learning to great outdoors

TAYLOR — In his search of an Eagle Scout Award, Jake Hall, who already is an Eagle Scout, chose the first and third grade students at Taylor Elementary to help him with a garden project.

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Real AZ Corridor focusing on industry, quality jobs

SNOWFLAKE — Real AZ Corridor is a group of future focus companies showcasing, networking and updating members and attendees on efforts to  draw interest to Navajo and Apache counties. The group meets monthly in Snowflake.

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How agencies talk to each other during forest fires

WHITE MOUNTAINS — “The Rodeo-Chediski Fire in 2002 taught us that we all need each other and can all work together for a better outcome,” said Brannon Eagar, emergency management director for Apache County.

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Official: Taylor Walmart coming soon

SNOWFLAKE — Walmart is coming soon to Taylor, reported Allen Davis, Taylor’s building official/code enforcement officer, at the monthly AZ Real Corridor meeting May 7.

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Special Olympics Arizona, Subways join forces on fundraising campaign

PHOENIX — Special Olympics Arizona announced it has partnered with Subway Restaurants of Arizona — including every single local restaurant and local owner — on “You Share, We Share,” a campaign that encourages the community to get out and share their weekends with Subway restaurants.

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In memoriam

Members of VFW Post 9907 and its Ladies Auxiliary lay a wreath at the Veterans Memorial, in commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of V-E Day on May 8. Pictured laying the wreath are Terry Hill, incoming commander, and Roxie Ramage, senior vice president of the Ladies Auxiliary.

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