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    10 YEARS LATER: Village of Oak Creek infant homicide case continues with new judge

    Ten years later, the death of a 3-month-old boy in the Village of Oak Creek remains unresolved in the Yavapai County Superior Court system.

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    Sedona-Oak Creek School Board votes to close Big Park

    The Sedona-Oak Creek Unified School District Board voted 4-1 to close Big Park Community School Tuesday as members of the district try to address foreboding $1.4 million debt due in part because of declining enrollment and state funding.

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    Jumping like a Navy Seal

    I jump from planes. But I skydive in tandem because I don’t trust myself to open that parachute. (Plus, those plane-jumping dudes are always so good-looking.) For some strange reason, the tandem jumper attached to my back during the freefall always thinks that I know what I’m doing.

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    Internationally known chef, Alamelu Vairavan, holds class at Dunnery

    Over the years, Alamelu Vairavan has developed a passion for cooking and sharing foods with family and friends. She also developed a passion for educating the public about the use of spices and legumes.

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    May library calendar packed with activities

    People and Plants from the Land of the Colorful Corn May 3, 1:30 to 3 p.m., community room at SPL presented by Phyllis Hogan, owner of the Winter Sun Trading Company in Flagstaff. Phyllis, a practicing Southwest herbalist for 25 years, will discuss organic southwest herbs and tinctures and their traditional uses.

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    Village People: A life of service all in day's work for 'Dr. C'

    Dr. “C” (Cynthia Dodge) was born in KC, Missouri, an only child to a stay-at-home mom and a dad who was in insurance. She had two sets of wonderful grandparents and describe her maternal grandparents as pillars of the community with a 60-year marriage, him a local builder with streets named after him.

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    Keeping weeds at bay along State Route 179

    The Red Rock Road Enhancement Maintenance District (RRREMD) Board met on April 18th to discuss maintenance responsibilities along SR-179 and to review a proposed FY2018/19 budget.

    Meet your Big Park Council Rep: Richard Forrest

    Q&A with Richard Forrest

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    In a Pickle? Try something fun, healthy with Pickleball

    Do you find yourself in a pickle about how to follow through on a new year’s resolution to exercise more in 2018?

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    Artist Portrait: Firuse Stalcup

    Big things come in small packages and Firuse Stalcup is living proof. Her story is quite amazing and unfolds in several countries with twists and turns.

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    Village's white dove flock needs community help

    For more than 20 years, a flock of white doves has flown over the Village, providing delight to all who witnessed them.

    Second city manager to address KSB 'Preserving the Wonder' series

    Free to members, residents and visitors, join Keep Sedona Beautiful May 9 at 5:30 p.m. at its historic Pushmataha Center on 360 Brewer Road. The evening will include complimentary refreshments donated by El Rincon Restaurante Mexicano and KSB.

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    Don’t miss 5th annual Village Community Barbecue May 12

    The fifth annual Village of Oak Creek Community Barbecue will be held Saturday, May 12, noon to 4 p.m., at Kiwanis Park on Bell Rock Blvd.

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    Teachers Foundation to hold first annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser

    We Value Our Teachers Foundation will hold their first annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser at Sedona Golf Resort, 35 Ridge Trail Drive, on Tuesday, May 8th -- which is also Teacher Appreciation Day.

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    VOCA president announces election results, report

    Saturday, April 21st, the Village of Oakcreek Association (VOCA) held its Annual Membership Meeting at the VOCA’s Community Center. The Board would like to thank the 9 Candidates who ran in this election.

    VOC partners with local organizations to start food pantry

    After seven years of hoping, praying and waiting, the Village of Oak Creek finally has a food pantry.

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    ADOT: Tentative Construction for the Village

    Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has recently released the tentative five-year construction program for 2019 – 2023. Favorably, it includes some important improvements for our area.

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    Lack of state funding, declining enrollment in Sedona at heart of challenge facing school district

    There is a great deal of misunderstanding out there about teacher pay, school funding and the current financial crisis that we are suffering as a school district. I would like to try to clarify, a little.

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    Second man in VOC child molestation case sentenced to 32 years in prison

    CAMP VERDE – A man was sentenced Tuesday morning after pleading guilty to felony charges in a molestation case occurring from 2010 to 2014 in both Cornville and the Village of Oak Creek.

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    Sedona-Oak Creek considers models to keep schools open, or close either Big Park or West Sedona

    Save the building? Or save the teachers?

    SEDONA – Still two weeks away from a decision on the fate of its two elementary schools, members of the Sedona-Oak Creek School Board debated how an expected $1.4 million loss of revenue could be turned into a positive.

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    Sedona considers closing one of its schools

    Declining enrollment, current-year funding cited as reasons to close either Big Park or West Sedona School

    At 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Sedona-Red Rock High School gymnasium, the school district’s governing board will hold its second of three meetings to consider a consolidated K-6 curriculum and the closure of either Big Park Community School or West Sedona School.

    Rotary 'Moonlight Madness Concert' supports Big Park Community School

    What could be better than rockin’ and groovin’ to great music under a Sedona full moon while picnicking with friends on a grassy courtyard and helping kids get a better education?

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    Why Arizona schools don't rank top percent in US

    AZ Schools Now is asking citizens of Arizona to sign their Pledge To Support Strong Public Schools.

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    Collective to host celebration of women

    The WomanSpeak Festival will be an unforgettable and moving weekend, celebrating the extraordinary emergence of women’s truth and voices at The Collective Sedona April 20th through the 22nd.

    Spring Open Studios Tour features artists all over Verde Valley

    Working artists in the Village, Sedona, Cornville and all over the Verde Valley will be opening their private studios for a visitors weekend on April 27 during the popular “Spring Open Studios Tour.”