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Steady funding for education or funding for now?

InvestinEd movement still a must in order to infuse schools with needed dollars for the future

The elementary-grade wisdom of the storybook, “The Little Engine that Could,” is one area educators suggest needs to prevail when it comes to revamping the InvestinEd movement — optimism driving the pro-education train over a mountain of naysayers to find a permanent source of funding public schools.

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Camp Verde Quilters sponsor biennial Quilt Show and Fabric Craft Boutique as part of Fort Verde Days

If it didn’t take two years to plan their biennial Fort Verde Days Quilt Show, the Camp Verde Quilter’s Group just might do it more often.

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Beaver Creek cross country, volleyball teams undefeated

District giving out more free breakfasts, lunches this year, superintendent says

Good things are happening at Beaver Creek School District, said Superintendent Karin Ward.

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Riggs, Hoffman advance in race for superintendent of public instruction

The Republican Party finally has its nominee for superintendent of public instruction.

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VACTE recognizes September students of the month

At its Sept. 4 meeting, the Valley Academy of Career and Technology Education Superintendent Bob Weir presented the program’s September 2018 Student of the Month awards to Mingus Union High School automotive student Jacob Amis, Sedona-Red Rock High School sports medicine student Mary Westervelt, Valley Academy construction student Luis Rivera and Camp Verde High School graphic and web design student Angel Brady, from left. Photo courtesy VACTE

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Camp Verde announces National Night Out Oct. 2

This year, Camp Verde’s National Night Out celebration will be held from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2 on Main Street between 1st Street & Head, as well as parking lot between Town Hall and the Historical Society museum.

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Sisterhood Connection, Diane Joens announce 2018 Women of the Year Awards

The Sisterhood Connection is planning a luncheon on Sept. 22 to recognize and honor 14 accomplished women in the Verde Valley and Sedona who have made significant contributions as leaders, mentors and advocates.

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State Route 260 project in the homestretch for completion this fall

All roundabouts are open; final paving, striping, signing on tap

Work on the $62 million, 9-mile State Route 260 widening project that will enhance travel and mobility between Camp Verde and Cottonwood is in the final stages leading up to completion this fall.

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Ben Kramer to step down from council, vies for Clarkdale town manager position

Ben Kramer announced that he will not take the oath of office for Clarkdale Town Council Thursday as he vies for the town manager position instead.

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Every vote counts: Alex Barber wins Jerome primary by 1 vote

Jerome Town Council incumbent Alex Barber is the top vote-getter in the Jerome primary for town council with 122 votes, just one vote ahead of incumbent Hunter Bachrach.

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Charlie German, Jackie Baker to run off in November general election

Butner, LeBeau, Whatley top vote getters in Camp Verde council primary

Joe Butner, Bill LeBeau and Robin Whatley are in as members of the Camp Verde Town Council, according to the Yavapai County Elections Office’s official final results which updated as of as of 12:22 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4.

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Martin names 2 finalists to become next CV marshal

Friday meet and greet at Thanks a Latte

It’s down to two, as Russ Martin has narrowed his list of 15 candidates to become the next marshal of Camp Verde.

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World-renowned pianist to play England Center

Mesa resident Sam Rotman to perform in Camp Verde Sept. 16

He plays classical music, and he has devoted his life to both study and performance of Beethoven.

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Camp Verde educator seeks animal bones, artifacts to teach science

When Alexa Stephens looks for learning tools for her eighth-grade science class, she’s not fooling.

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Allen, Hulse, Mathews top vote-getters in Cottonwood City Council primary

Although “official” results are still pending, Kyla Allen, Doug Hulse and Michael Mathews are the top vote-getters in the Cottonwood City Council Primary, according to the Yavapai County Election Summary Report.

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Community pulls together for family of woman killed in crash

Money raised will pay for toddler’s medical expenses

Now, friends, businesses and members of the community are rallying to raise money for medical and burial expenses as Faith Kalis’ family recovers from their loss.

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Council could approve use of rodeo arena by casino, arena association

Fort Verde Days to bring bull bash back to Stargazer Pavilion, Oct. 12-13

For the first time since 2013, Fort Verde Days will include rodeo-related activities.

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Camp Verde mayoral, council candidates meet voting threshold

Each of Camp Verde’s five council candidates met the minimum threshold of votes, according to Camp Verde Deputy Clerk Virginia Jones.

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Unofficial results show Charlie German ahead of Jackie Baker by nearly 6 percent in Camp Verde mayoral race

Butner, LeBeau, Whatley lead in race for three council seats

Results are still unofficial, but Camp Verde Mayor Charlie German is almost 6 percent ahead of Jackie Baker in the Town’s municipal primary election.

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YCSO volunteer search-and-rescue groups begin donation campaign

Local residences, businesses will receive mailers

Volunteers with the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Auxiliary Force are used to receiving recorded messages like this recent one:

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Hooked On Books turns another page

Larry Wolfe has moved his 45,000 books to 148 S. Main St., organized them and reopened his bookstore. Hooked on Books, at the new location.

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Cottonwood-Oak Creek Superintendent says he is ‘pleased’ with first month of school realignment

One month into the new school year, Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District Superintendent Steve King is “extremely pleased” with the realignment of Dr. Daniel Bright and Cottonwood Community schools.

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Old Guys help ‘stretch the budget’ as they plant vegetation at CV Sports Complex

The Old Guys found a way to beat the heat – and another way to benefit the Town of Camp Verde.

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Teacher arrested for alleged sex with teen boy to formally resign

C-OC board expected to accept resignation Tuesday

Tuesday, the Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District’s governing board is expected to formally accept the resignation of a 22-year-old middle school teacher arrested earlier this month for an alleged sexual encounter with a 17-year-old boy.

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VACTE to recognize career and technology students of the month

At its Sept. 4 meeting, the Valley Academy of Career and Technology Education governing board will present Student of the Month awards to students from Camp Verde, Mingus and Sedona-Red Rock high schools, as well as from the Valley Academy central campus program.