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Thunder Valley Rally brought thousands of people to Old Town Cottonwood for a weekend in September.George Thorogood and the Destroyers played at this year’s Thunder Valley Rally. The event always has live music and celebrates motorcycle culture; however its future is now uncertain.

It was the 16th year for the event, which focuses on motorcycles, their riders and the music, including national acts such as George Thorogood and the Destroyers this year.

Not everyone wants to make a big to-do when it comes to Thanksgiving. They may not have family around or perhaps they just don’t feel like washing dishes after the feast.Every year, the staff of Georgie’s Café works hard to put on a Thanksgiving meal for the community. Last week, the diner received a shipment of 1,200 pounds of turkey.

Whatever the case, Peggy Reed has her kitchen open.

Donna Schmidt spends one day a week as one of the smiling faces greeting people who come into the main entrance at the Verde Valley Medical Center in Cottonwood.Donna Schmidt has been volunteering one day a week greeting people who come in the main entrance at the Verde Valley Medical Center. Schmidt made her way to the Verde Valley from Southern California, which she still visits regularly to see her children who still live there. Traveling with her husband John is still at the top of things Schmidt enjoys when she has the time.

As one of the volunteers behind the desk, Schmidt helps direct people to what they are looking for and provides any other information she knows or can get for visitors.

It came almost 100 years late, but William Rehborg was remembered and recognized for his service to his country last week.Congressman Paul Gosar [R-District 4], left, talks with Jon Rehborg about Rehborg’s WWI memorabilia, which came from each of his grandfathers. Rehborg recently received a medal for his paternal grandfather’s service in the war.

His grandson, Jon Rehborg, met with Congressman Paul Gosar [R-District 4] Thursday, Nov. 12, in the lobby of the Verde Valley Medical Center.

ADOT has issued a right-of-way permit to Porter Brothers and Arizona Water Company to install utility lines on eastbound State Route 89A for the Marriott Hotel project, which is being built on the southeast corner of Upper Rock Rock Loop Road and State Route 89A.Construction workers for Porter Brothers work on the corner of Upper Red Rock Loop Road and State Route 89A. The right lane of the northbound side into Sedona is closed as the crew taps into the water main under the roadway for construction work related to the Courtyard at Marriott. The hotel is being built on the southeast corner of the intersection. The lane closure is expected to take another two weeks.

They helped kick fascism to the curb. They fought in Korea and Vietnam.A fifth-grade class from Verde Valley Christian School visited the Cottonwood Village last week for a ceremony honoring its senior residents that served in the military. The class sang a patriotic medley, including songs like “Grand Ol’ Flag” and “Anchors Aweigh.”

Many of them didn't make it back.

Jeanie Sullivan called Cottonwood home for a number of years.Originally from New Jersey, Jeanie Sullivan called Cottonwood home for a number of years, but moved down to Gilbert recently. Sullivan works at a hospitality house that works primarily with cancer patients.

A few months ago Sullivan moved down to Gilbert.

A housing development that stalled when the economic downturn hit is back on track under different and newer ownership.Heavy construction equipment sits at the site of the Mesquite Hills construction project. The subdivision was originally approved in 2006, but halted construction due to the recession. Now, however, the developer is moving forward with the project.

The Mesquite Hills subdivision is located off of Mingus Avenue, west of the Verde Valley Humane Society and southwest of the Cottonwood Ranch Subdivision and Yavapai College's Clarkdale campus.

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