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Anniversary: Paul and Sue Lidbeck Celebrate 60 years of Marriage

Paul and Sue Lidbeck of Clarkdale celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on March 23, 2017. They were married in Huntington Park, CA in 1957.

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New Arrival: Hailee Marie Spruel

Hailee Marie Spruel was born February 6, 2017, 2:02 a.m., at the Loma Linda University Medical Center, Murrieta California.

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Ivan Anderson earns Game Changer Award

Verde Valley Fire District firefighter Ivan Anderson was presented with the Game Changer Award by the Verde Valley Matforce Steering Committee.

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Wedding Plans

Liz and Rich Reynolds, Seattle, and and Wendy Wilson and Jim Cutbirth of Cornville have announced the engagement and September wedding of Melanie Cutbirth and Chris Reynolds, both of Seattle.

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50th Wedding Anniversary

Cindy and Mel Harms of Cottonwood, AZ celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on February 10th 2017 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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New Arrival: Kendall Brooke Kipena

Kendall Brooke Kipena was born Monday, January 30, 2017, 2:49 a.m. at Verde Valley Medical Center.

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Scouting fun and special honors

Webelos Scout Conor Steidl was awarded with a National award for lifesaving and meritorious action. These are given on a national level only for outstanding and unusual acts that demonstrate heroism, skill, or bravery and reflect Scouting ideals.

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40th Wedding Anniversary

Faustino and Judith Estrada of Cottonwood celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary this month.

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New Arrival: Lucian Chad Sears

Lucian Chad Sears was born Jan. 27, 2017, 7:30 a.m., at Verde Valley Medical Center in Cottonwood.

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VACTE, Jones Ford Verde Valley recognize December CTE students, teacher

The Valley Academy of Career and Technical Education governing board recently recognized students from Camp Verde, Mingus and Sedona-Red Rock high schools as its Jones Ford/VACTE December 2016 Student of the Month Winners.

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Square Dance Club Welcomes Newest Members

The Cottonwood Roadrunners Square Dance Club finished up their fall schedule with a celebration for their most recent dancers completing the class.

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$4,000 boost for Meals on Wheels

Mount Hope Foods held its annual holiday concert, A Circle of Friends, directed by John Zeigler.

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New Arrival: Woodrow Wyatt Banuelos

Woodrow Wyatt Banuelos was born Nov. 23, 2016, at 3:18 a.m., at Verde Valley Medical Center.

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Jones Ford-VACTE Students of the Month

Bob Weir, far left, superintendent of Valley Academy for Career and Technical Education, and Steve Dockray, far right, VACTE Governing Board President, recognize Jones Ford-VACTE November Student of the Month winners at the board’s Nov. 30 meeting in Cottonwood.

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Welcome to the Board

Valley Academy for Career and Technical Education swears in returning board member Steve Pike, and new board members Frank Vander Horst, and Jeff Wassell, from left, at the Nov. 30 meeting in Cottonwood. (Courtesy photo)

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Wedding Plans

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Selna of Clarkdale, AZ are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Gabrielle, to Faruk Kıroğlu, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nuri Kıroğlu of Istanbul, Turkey.

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Commitment to Sober Living

After reading an article in the Verde Independent concerning the efforts of Angie’s House, St. Thomas Church decided to take some action and donate $1,000 to Angie Lozano to aid her efforts in helping people discover the joy and sober living.

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VACTE, Jones Ford Verde Valley recognize CTE students of the month

Winners, from left are Sedona-Red Rock High School junior Brian Burke, Mingus Union High School senior Josh Wheeler and Camp Verde High School junior Nicolas Daniels.

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New Arrival: Jasper Aleczander Ivkovich

Jasper Aleczander Ivkovich was born Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 11:43 a.m., at Verde Valley Medical Center.

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New Arrival: Harper Raen Selman

Harper Raen Selman was born Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 12:21 p.m., at Verde Valley Medical Center.

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Julie Robins selected as October ‘Hometown Hero of the Month’

This month’s Hometown Hero award goes to Julie Robins, Activity Director at Sedona Winds Independent Retirement Community, for her dedication and longtime efforts in supporting the Alzheimer’s Association in trying to bring awareness to the more than 5 million Americans that are living with Alzheimer’s.

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Rotary honors Samual Maynard

The Rotary Club of the Verde Valley presented Samual Maynard students with its prestigious Rotary Student Ambassador of the Month award on October 13, 2016 at Nate’s Cowboy Café.

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Rotary Student Ambassadors of the Month

The Rotary Club of the Verde Valley presented three students with the organization’s prestigious Rotary Student Ambassador of the Month.

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New Arrival: Grant Duane Badger

Grant Duane Badger was born Thursday, August 18, 2016 at Verde Valley Medical Center. Grant weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and was 18 3/4 inches tall.

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Verde Valley Rotary Club honors new members

The Rotary Club of the Verde Valley held an induction ceremony at Nate’s Cowboy Café on October 6, 2016 for three new members.

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