Bill Helm


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V’ACTE ‘lacked adequate internal controls’ in 2015-2016

Audit of Valley career and technical ed program uncovers inappropriate review procedures for fiscal management

COTTONWOOD – That old adage of the left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing never rung more true than with the results of Heinfeld, Meech and Company’s draft of its fiscal year 2015-2016 financial audit of Valley Academy of Career and Technical Education.

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Adult reading program going back to the future

With state funding no longer available, CVARP leadership seeks donors

VERDE VALLEY– In existence since 1988, the Camp Verde Adult Reading Program and LEARN Center was designed to help adults earn their GED or learn English as a second language.

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Jerome mayor’s open forums allow him to hear residents’ expectations for community

JEROME – Maybe it doesn’t seem so long ago when Frank Vander Horst spent 20 years working in marketing, purchasing, supply chain management and strategic business relationships.

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Habits of ‘highly effective’ people

Frank Vander Horst does double duty as V’ACTE school board president, mayor of Jerome

VERDE VALLEY – Should the average person find himself working 14-to-18 hour days, he may think he’s about to lose his mind.

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V’ACTE audit on table Wednesday

New firm, Heinfeld, Meech and Company takes over internal audit for local JTED

COTTONWOOD – A 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, the governing board of Valley Academy of Career and Technical Education is expected to review a financial audit conducted by Michael Lauzon of Heinfeld, Meech and Company, Ltd.

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Pecan and Wine Festival hosts vintage base ball triple-header at Fort Verde

CAMP VERDE – For about 10 years, Fort Verde State Historic Park has been the home of reenactors playing baseball – even spelling base ball – the way it was done in 1860.

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Questers sell homemade goodies to continue Hance House restoration

Each year, the Verde Valley Questers sell their delicious treats to raise money for the restoration of the Historic Hance House, across from Fort Verde State Historic Park on Coppinger Street.

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Spring Heritage Pecan and Wine Festival Schedule of Events

The Spring Heritage Pecan and Wine Festival is organized each year by Camp Verde Promotions, a 501 (c) 3 volunteer-driven organization whose objective is to provide events for the “pleasure and benefit of the town residents, businesses and merchants as well as visitors,” according to the organization’s website.

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Camp Verde school board approves four-day schedule at least through 2022-2023 school year

When the Camp Verde Unified School District’s governing board voted 3-to-2 in February to stick with the four-day school week, its collective plan was to review that decision again next year.

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Camp Verde school board selects 151-day calendar for 2017-2018

After considering late-July start dates, elementary, middle, high schools to begin Aug. 7

It wasn’t by design that the Camp Verde Unified School District’s governing board extended its schools’ calendars by just a single day for the 2017-2018 school year.

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