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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.”

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    Village People: Meet Sedona Police Chief, David McGill

    “I’m like a fish out of water,” said David McGill, referring to living in Arizona. The ocean is his church; the wildlife, the wave action, the peace and tranquility while on the water is his worship experience.

    April brings 'Read Around Sedona' to library

    Sedona Public Library has scheduled several events for Read Around Sedona, our Community Reading Project.

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    Learn to be vigilant about consumer scams, identity theft

    Caring Hearts to host awareness event

    The financial abuse of seniors is so rampant that it is being called the crime of the 21st century.

    Red Rose dedication helps animals in need

    Charity provides medical support, seeking veterinary assistance

    Living of ourselves: our time, love and compassion to the animals-in-need - that is what is most important to us at Red Rose Inspiration For Animals.

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    Protecting your pet from the dangerous Parvovirus

    Be vigilant in guarding against this deadly disease.

    Meet Maggie, a one-year-old spayed female rat terrier. She came to us at the Bell Rock Veterinary Clinic after testing positive for the Canine Parvovirus (Parvo).

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    Red Rock Scenic Byway needs your support

    Website sponsorships available for first time

    When State Route 179 was designated the Red Rock Scenic Byway and an All-American Road by the US Dept. of Transportation in 2005, the All American Road Committee was assigned two things.

    KSB’s April 11 Speaker Series: Why we should care about Verde River

    Join Keep Sedona Beautiful (“KSB”) to learn some of the measures that can be taken to provide solutions to our water resource issues as part of Keep Sedona Beautiful’s Preserving the Wonder™ Speaker Series on Wednesday, April 11.

    VOCA board election scheduled April 21

    The annual meeting of the Village of Oakcreek Association will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 21 at VOCA’s community center.