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Saturday, July 23, 2016
WWII vet James L. Oliver celebrates 100th birthday
Cottonwood’s James L. Oliver receives the Yavapai County Superior Courthouse flag in honor of his 100th birthday. From left are grandaughter Kathy Silvas and Yavapai County Supervisors Jack Smith and Craig Brown (presenting flag). (Photo by Vyto Starinskas).
Cottonwood’s James L. Oliver receives the Yavapai County Superior Courthouse flag in honor of his 100th birthday. From left are grandaughter Kathy Silvas and Yavapai County Supervisors Jack Smith and Craig Brown (presenting flag). (Photo by Vyto Starinskas).
VERDE VALLEY - James L. Oliver of Cottonwood was born in 1916 and still drives, dines-out and lives independently. And that earned him a centenarian proclamation by Governor Doug Ducey and presentation of a Prescott courthouse flag at the July 20 meeting of the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors.

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