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Celebrating 38 years of service

Tuesday, Cottonwood Mayor Tim Elinski and city council presented DeDe Ewald with a plaque of Appreciation for 38 years of service as a volunteer and a member of the Library Advisory Board.

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60th Wedding Anniversary

Wednesday, Carolyn and Jerry Taylor celebrated 60 years of matrimony.

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DeVore receives scholarship award

Hannah DeVore, athlete at Mingus Union High School was selected to receive the Better Business Bureau’s Ethical Athlete Scholarship award.

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Chief Deputy County Attorney Dennis McGrane wins Jack Ogg Award for Community Service

Dennis McGrane, the chief deputy in the Yavapai County Attorney’s Office, is this year’s recipient of the Jack Ogg Award for Community Service by the Yavapai County Bar Association.

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Cottonwood Elementary celebrates spelling bee winner

On Dec. 15, Cottonwood Elementary School fifth grader Ron Bongon, pictured at right, finished first at the school’s annual Spelling Bee.

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Thank you, Vicky Menseneick

Camp Verde Senior Center and President Dennis Hach recognizes Vicky Menseneick with a Certificate of Appreciation for the special contributions Vicky makes to the Center.

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Camp Verde Senior Center Volunteers of the Year

The Camp Verde Senior Center and President Denny Hach, recognize Carrie McCarter, on the right, and Mikki Uszenski, in the center, with Volunteer of the Year awards.

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Birth Announcement: Korbin Jack Anderson

Birth Announcement: Korbin Jack Anderson

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YES the Arc recognizes Verde Valley Newspapers at annual Christmas dinner

Since 1974, YES the Arc has met the needs of the Verde Valley’s developmentally disabled. Saturday, the longtime organization held its 43rd Annual Holiday Dinner Dance at the Clarkdale Memorial Club House.

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V’ACTE, Jones Ford announce November JTED students of the month

On Dec. 5, the Jones Ford and the Valley Academy for Career and Technology Education governing board recognized the November Jones Ford Verde Valley and V’ACTE CTE Students of the Month.

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Realtors Association names new leadership, honors region’s top professionals

The Sedona Verde Valley Association of REALTORS® held its annual Installation and Awards event on Friday, Dec. 8, at the Clark Memorial Clubhouse with a 1920s theme.

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40 student nurses mark end of Yavapai College studies; earn pins, degrees

Fall semester came to a memorable close for 40 Yavapai College student nurses who earned the chance to either continue their educations or, following a national licensing exam, to join the ranks of nurses caring for the sick and wounded across the globe.

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Mingus graduate Sgt. O’Conner meets president

Sergeant Brian O’Connor, a 2012 graduate of Mingus Union High School, has served in the Air Force for more than five years.

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Yavapai College student-crafted wine triumphs at invitation-only Jefferson Cup

Top honors continue to roll in for the products of Yavapai College students studying the art and science of winemaking at the Southwest Wine Center in Clarkdale.

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Hospice volunteer retires after 33 years of service

Northern Arizona Hospice held a retirement party Monday at Red Rooster for Rosemary Schmid, who has volunteered at the agency for 33 years.

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New Arrival: Juri Fukano Sestak

Juri Fukano Sestak was born at Verde Valley Medical Center at 7:42 a.m. on October 23rd 2017.

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New Arrival: Wilder Winslow Farr

New Arrival: Wilder Winslow Farr

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Volunteers of the Month

The Camp Verde Senior Center along with President Dennis Hach presented the Volunteer of the Month award to Mary Ann Lambert (left), and Ava Dering (right).

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V’ACTE, Jones Ford announce October JTED students of the month

Tuesday, the Jones Ford and the Valley Academy for Career and Technology Education governing board recognize the October Jones Ford Verde Valley and V’ACTE CTE Students of the Month.

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Twin Treat: Brantley and Reagan Slipher

Brantley and Reagan Slipher were born Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 at Yavapai Regional Medical Center in Prescott Valley to Mark and Evelyn Slipher of Cottonwood.

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Cottonwood Village honors veterans

The Cottonwood Village honored the 35 veterans (25 from World War II), who reside at the Cottonwood Village, in a Veterans Day ceremony Saturday.

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Veterans gather at Verde Valley Flyers Veterans Day event

Veterans with the Verde Valley Flyers, who were at a Veterans Day event at the Cottonwood Airport Saturday morning, line up for a photo in front of Terry Andrew’s 1944 attack trainer airplane.

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Veterans Salute at Cottonwood Village

Some of the 35 veterans (25 from World War II), who reside at the Cottonwood Village assisted living facility in Cottonwood, pose for an annual photo for the Verde Independent.

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100th birthday party

“Lovey” Louise Warner was surprised by a 100th birthday party at the Mingus Union High School bookstore early Thursday morning where she has been a volunteer for 14 years.

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50th Wedding Anniversary

Ernie and Josie Carrillo of Cottonwood celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Oct. 28 with a gathering of family and friends at the Cottonwood American Legion.