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Scholarship Winners

Tyler Lewis receives scholarship award from Ron Black, chair of Mountain View United Methodist Church’s Scholarship Fund Committee.

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Spencer Young promoted to engineer with Verde Valley Fire District

COTTONWOOD -- Verde Valley Fire District has announced the promotion of Spencer Young from Firefighter to Engineer.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Arizona Dunun Ensemble to perform at Music in the Garden

COTTONWOOD -- You are invited to a "Music in the Garden" event at the Green Garden Café, right next to Old Town Center for the Arts, at Fifth Street and Main, in Old Town Cottonwood.

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Growing pains on display on Away We Go

We're concerned here with a couple who were college sweethearts and have been living together in the 10 or so years since.