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Homecoming for Alvillar Sisters
Alvillar sisters Theresa Speake of Washington, D.C., and Jessica Langston of Panama City, Fla., (born in Clarkdale and Jerome and schooled in Cottonwood, Clarkdale and Mingus) visited with family and friends in Cottonwood the week of March 23.
Saturday, April 12, 2014

Clarkdale-Jerome School Honor Roll
The Clarkdale-Jerome School honor roll and perfect attendance in recognition of outstanding achievement.
Saturday, April 12, 2014

(Big) Fish Story
The 14-inch largemouth bass weighed in at 8 pounds!
Thursday, April 10, 2014

Tyler Lewis to Attend EAA Basic Air Academy 2014
The Experimental Aircraft Assn., Inc., has accepted Tyler Lewis of Cottonwood to attend the EAA Basic Air Academy 2014 in Oshkosh, Wis. The EAA Air Academy offers young people the opportunity to meet and work with aviation professionals, while living and learning the arts, sciences, and lore of aviation in both classroom and workshop settings.
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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Rotary Student Ambassadors
On March 20, the Rotary Club of the Verde Valley presented five students with its prestigious Student Ambassador of the Month Award. These students are nominated for the award by teachers, administrators and counselors based on characteristics that may include leadership, teamwork, academics and service to the community. Pictured from left are Lana Tolleson, Casey Rooney, Juan Romero (MUHS), Violet Godina (CJS), Jose Perez (CVHS), Emma Hoggard (MVP), Jennifer Chilton, Savon Wyatt (CES) and Tom Taylor. For more information about your local Rotary Club please visit www.rotarycluboftheverdevalley.org or call Club President Mark Tufte at 639-0020.
Thursday, March 27, 2014

Martinez-Ogden Engagement
Ed and Linda Martinez of Clarkdale and Raymond and Valerie Ogden of Cottonwood are very happy to announce the engagement of Nichole Martinez and Christopher Ogden.
Saturday, March 22, 2014

Verde Valley Senior Center honors Chip Davis
After many years of service to the Verde Valley Senior Citizens' Association, Inc., Chip Davis decided to step down as president of the Board last October due to his extremely busy schedule on the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors.
Saturday, March 22, 2014

New Arrival: Aleah Rose Lopez
Aleah Rose Lopez was born Feb. 10, 2014, at Verde Valley Medical Center to Rose and Frank Jordan of Cottonwood.
Saturday, March 22, 2014

New Arrival: Ezekiel James Romero
Ezekiel James Romero was born Feb. 7, 2014, at Verde Valley Medical Center to Ashley Espolt and Isaac Romero of Clarkdale.
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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Subway Arizona Store of the Month
Subway Restaurants of Arizona announced that its location at 1100 State Route 260 in Cottonwood has been named the "Store of the Month" for March. This location beat out the more than 400 other Subway Restaurants in Arizona for the honor, thanks to the leadership of manager Sarae Taylor. Altogether, her team has more than 25 years of experience with the brand. The restaurant is now eligible for the coveted 2014 Store of the Year honors, which will be given out at the end of the year.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Verde River Growers' Shaun Symond earns KSB's Norman B. Herkenham award
Shaun Symond, the general manager at Verde River Growers, was presented with the Norman B. Herkenham award at Keep Sedona Beautiful's 35th Annual Native Plant Workshop on Saturday, March 8th.


Sunday, March 16, 2014

Verde Valley Caregivers volunteer incorporates passion into daily routine
SEDONA - Leonard Filner, a caregiver by trade, also volunteers for Verde Valley Caregivers his off hours to help older adults who need assistance. "I was looking for other ways to help as many individuals as possible, in addition to my services as a personal caregiver," he said.


Sunday, March 16, 2014

Habitat for Humanity building first Sedona-area home
Verde Valley Habitat for Humanity recently had its ground-breaking for House #13, its first house to be built in the Sedona area.
Saturday, March 8, 2014

Wedding Plans
The engagement of Sabina Gunnarsson to Kyle Thieme of Clarkdale is announced by her parents, Hans and Britt Gunnarsson of Varnamo, Sweden.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Scott Roderick selected for national leadership program
The National Council for Behavioral Health has announced that Scott Roderick, Chief Clinical Officer at the Verde Valley Guidance Clinic, is one of those selected to participate in the 2014 Executive Leadership Program.
Saturday, February 22, 2014

New Arrival: Lion Alder Westhoff
Lion Alder Westhoff was born Jan. 3, 2014, at Verde Valley Medial Center to Tyler and Natasha Westhoff of Prescott. He was 9 pounds and 20 inches long. Grandmother is Christine Westhoff of Prescott
Saturday, February 22, 2014

Births: January 2014
Makenzie L. Baiamonte, a 4 pound 2 ounce girl, to Jessica Lyssia Baiamonte and Frank Baiamonte III of Camp Verde

Marz Joseph Nordet, a 7 pound 10 ounce boy, to Christine Nordet of Cottonwood

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Military: Airman Zorrilla
Air Force Airman Andres M. Zorrilla graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Honor Roll
Courtney Shayanne Hageman was among 1,111 students named to the fall 2013 Deans Honor Roll at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kan.
Saturday, February 22, 2014

Births: December 2013
Verde Valley Medical Center announced the following births for December 2013
Monday, February 10, 2014

Unsung Hero Award
On Jan. 9, Roland and Ronilee Oates from Acme Pizzeria were named the Unsung Heroes of the month on KVRD. Roland and Ronilee have been volunteering for the Verde Valley Water Festival for the past six years. They have donated over 120 pizzas helping us feed over 600 volunteers and helped provide pizza parties for 18 fourth grade classes through the years. Their generosity hasn't stopped there though. They have become the biggest partner for the Verde Valley Pink Heals event. This year alone they were able to help raise over $6,651. The Pink Heals events help women with cancer here locally and so far have been able to assist 17 women in need. From left, Roland and Ronilee Oates receive the Yavapai County Unsung Hero Award from Supervisor Chip Davis.
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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Spellbinders: Camp Verde Spelling Bee Champions
Spelling Bee Winners for Camp Verde Unified School District are: Camp Verde Middle School - Champion Stephen Giggey, Runner Up Arianna Ogle. Camp Verde Elementary - Champion Amber Mina, Runner Up Steven Mahan. (Courtesy photo)
Saturday, January 25, 2014

Birth Notice: Liam Eric Ozuna
Liam Eric Ozuna, was born Jan. 17, 2014, at Verde Valley Medical Center to Eric Ozuna and Alyssa Razo of Cottonwood. He weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Grandparents are Susan Owens of Ontario, Calif., Michael Razo of Cottonwood and Liz Hernandez Razo of Cottonwood.
Saturday, January 25, 2014

CVHS Students of the Month: December 2013
Camp Verde High School's December Students of the Month were Jastine Honea and Jesse Alvey.
Saturday, January 25, 2014

Engagement: Kovacevic-Osborne Engagement
Kelly and Patricia Osborne are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Stacia Osborne, to Joe Kovacevic, son of Vlado and Senka Kovacevic of Gilbert (formerly Croatia). Stacia is a 2002 graduate of Mingus Union High School, and more recently, Arizona State University with a Bachelor's in Industrial Engineering and a Master's in Business Administration. Joe is a graduate of Arizona State University with a Bachelor's in Accountancy. The couple will wed in Carefree in March 2014 and currently live in Tempe.
Saturday, January 25, 2014


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