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Newslog For 10/31/19


Halloween 2019

By Gary Spear

Trunk or Treat was a big success this year with kids from Heber-Overgaard as well as those traveling to the event from Show Low, Snowflake and Payson. Haunted hayrides, Cakewalk, hot dogs, hot chili & Hot Chocolate to help keep warm on the cool evening. Locals celebrated with their vehicles all dressed up for the occasion. Fun was had by all and the boys and girls filled the goodie bags with plenty of treats to take home.


By Gulsen Ozdemir


-MCSO Detention Officer Killed-

-Man Dies In Accident-

On Wednesday night, a truck crashed into a restaurant in Phoenix. Rescuers arrived at the scene near Interstate 17 and Dunlap Avenue to find the man critically injured. Authorities have not disclosed his name, but confirmed that he later died. The investigation is ongoing.

(Source: abc15.com, Date: October 31, 2019)

-UPDATE: Pine-Strawberry Fire Chief Found-

Pine-Strawberry Fire Chief Gary Morris has been found alive. The chief told reporters that he got off trail after his GPS routed him into a canyon with no trails out. On Wednesday, he hiked to a place where he was able to get a signal and called for help. Before leaving for home and the hot tub, he warned hikers to always carry extra food and water.

The 73-year-old Chief went for a 51- mile hike that would last four days but rescue teams were alerted when he never made it back to Doll Baby area (southwest of Payson) which was his scheduled end point on Tuesday.

(Source: abc15.com, Date: October 31, 2019)


-Winslow Man Arrested-

Lambert Dixson, a 35-year-old man, has been arrested over multiple charges. Police found out that Dixson sexually assaulted, strangled, and tortured his ex girlfriend. Dixson has been admitted to Navajo County Jail and the victim has been discharged after getting treatment at the Little Colorado Medical Treatment Center.

(Source: tribunenewsnow.com, Date: October 31, 2019)


  • U.S. Congress ratifies the purchase of the entire Louisiana area, which eventually become 13 more states, 1803
  • Nevada becomes the 36th state, 1864
  • The Mount Rushmore National Memorial is completed, 1941


Arizona International Auto Show will take place on November 28! More than 500 cars, trucks, crossovers will be showcased in the Phoenix Convention Center. Tickets are $10 if bought online, and $11 at the gate. For more information go to: phoenix.ticketforce.com


By Bill McGuire


The #7 Mogollon Mustangs Football will be traveling to Bagdad to take on the #2 Bagdad Sultans @ 6:00 p.m. So, keep checking our web site MogollonRimNews.com to get the up-to-date score of the game. Good luck Mustangs. There is one thing that will always stick with me and that is a quote from former coach Slade which came after last years defeat in the semi-finals. “Did you give all that you had? You could lie to everyone else, but the one person you can’t lie to is the person in the mirror” on that thought. GO MUSTANGS!!!!


10-30-2019, Minute Maid Park: Max Scherzer had already pitched around 100 pitches and was only in the fifth inning with the score 2-0 Astros. While on the other side for Houston Zack Grienke was pitching a gem of 1 hit ball. Patrick Corbin came in relief in the 6th inning for the Nationals. Everything going in Houston’s favor, and looked as the Astros may ride the momentum for the remaining nine outs. The inning of destiny came in the 7th inning as the Nationals flipped the tables on the Astros. Grienke after having command the first six innings gave up a homerun to the Nationals third baseman Rendon with one out. Now the score was 2 -1. Grienke not able to shake the homerun off went on to walk the next batter. Houston’s manager then came out to the mound and pulled Grienke for relief pitcher Will Harris. Will Harris had been great this post season. The first batter he faced was Howie Kendrick, the AL Championship MVP at 36yrs old, of the Nationals. Kendrick sent a Harris pitch deep to right and it hit the foul pole for a two-run home run to put the Nationals up 3 – 2. All the Nationals had to do is get six more outs. Patrick Corbin went on to pitch the 8th inning. Corbin pitched 3 innings gave up 2 hits in relief. The National went on to add 3 more insurance run in the 8th and 9th innings. The Nationals now up 6 – 2, brought out D. Hudson to finish the game. The Astro’s had the top of their lineup due up in the bottom of the ninth. Hudson was able to get Springer for the first out, then followed to strike out Altuve and Brantley to end the game a give the Nationals a 6 – 2 victory and the Washington Nationals their first World Series Championship.