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Letter: Your participation, contributions ensures Villager is YOUR newspaper

Your community needs you.  For more than 16 years, our Village of Oak Creek newspaper, The Villager, has proudly covered the news written by and for our unique citizenry.

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Letter: Your voice counts so long as you make it heard

The front page of The Villager on November 1, 2018 had the “Verde Valley/Sedona School Report Cards,” which shows how bad the school ratings are (except for our previous neighborhood school which received an A).

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A busy 2019 with new leadership at Big Park Council

On December 13th, 2018, at its regular meeting, the Board elected its new officers for 2019: Marc Fuller: President, Jim Cunningham: Vice President, Dave Norton: Treasurer, Secretary: Crystal Hoyle.

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HOA’s offer a sense community, property value protection

People often ask, “Why is my neighborhood in an HOA and what do I get for my assessments?”

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Community collaboration builds Western Gateway trails

Work has begun on nearly 30 miles of new National Forest trail thanks to collaboration of local and national partners.

Yavapai County News Your Can Use: County Assessor's Office

As the Village of Oak Creek/Big Park is an unincorporated town in Yavapai County, its governing authority falls under the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors.

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Clark’s Market in the Village promises culinary excitement and whole new look

After months of renovation to the former Weber’s IGA Market, Clark’s Market is rounding the final corner on their massive remodel.

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Dine In/Dine Out with The Dunnery: Tortas de Fuego at last

What is that? Sandwiches on fire? They can be or not, depending on your taste buds! The Dunnery welcomes the Jimenez-Sanchez family and their restaurant, Tortas de Fuego, to the VOC.

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Village People: Edie Knell, surviving life’s challenges

A first-generation American, Edie Knell has stories. Edie’s mom (Denmark) immigrated here with her parents in 1924, age 13. Her dad (Germany) finished third grade, became an apprentice carpenter by 11, left a home of eight brothers (all of whom later died at the Russian Front) and two sisters, joined the Danish merchant marines, jumping ship in Canada in 1932, age 19, embarking on a life in America.

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Fannie Belle Gulick: The belle of Bell Rock Country

Fannie Belle Gulick, one of the more colorful characters in Sedona’s recent past, had a major role in the development of both Big Park and West Sedona.