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Cornville light show delights through end of year
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Wednesday, 18 December 2013 11:29

It’s almost Christmas, and there’s still time to see one of the Verde Valley’s tucked away holiday treasures to get into the holiday spirit.It’s a tradition for many people to drive around during the holiday season admiring lights and  decorations people put up. Undoubtedly one of the most impressive displays in the Verde Valley, and possibly all of Arizona, is located right in Cornville. The display is put on by Dave Kessel of Yavapai Broadcasting, uses over four miles of cords and lighting and is set to music, which can be dialed in on a car’s radio.

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Town weighs how to use federal community grant
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Tuesday, 17 December 2013 14:45

The Town of Camp Verde is looking at possible projects to fund with federal money from Community Development Block Grants.The public of Camp Verde is asked to help prioritize projects funded through the Community Development Block Grant. One area suggested for improvement is adding a sidewalk to Seventh Street leading to Finnie Flat Road. However, the project would be costly and has not been pre-qualified.

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Made in Clarkdale unveils newest art
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 11:48
Made in Clarkdale kicked off its annual art show last week, showcasing local talent and celebrating the arts in general.

“It’s going well,” Made in Clarkdale Chairman Greg Jiede said. “[Attendance] is at about 20...

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Copper Art Museum opens doors
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 11:40

Clarkdale was certainly a company town, founded for a single purpose. Zack Garcia/Larson Newspapers While the majority of copper has gone to industrial use, particularly electrical wiring and  components, a good amount has also been used for art, including architectural embellishments and religious iconography, some of which is now on display at the Clarkdale Copper Art Museum.

It was where the copper that was pouring out of the mines up the mountain in Jerome came to be smelted.

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Adopt a needy family this season
Written by Letter to the Editor   
Tuesday, 10 December 2013 16:32

While many people all over the Verde Valley are doing their best to get into the Christmas spirit, a few of them are working behind the scenes to bring that spirit to children who otherwise might not experience it.Patricia Kaminsky, of Camp Verde, is the driving force behind the town’s Adopt-a-Family program. Families wishing for help contact her with their needs, and people wishing to help out bring her  donations. The program has been going on for many years. It started with Kaminsky seeking to help one family and it grew from there.

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Kiwanis tree drive starts
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Tuesday, 10 December 2013 16:28

Things were smelling pleasant last week in the parking lot of the Outpost Mall on Finnie Flat Road, as volunteers with the local Kiwanis Club unloaded more than 200 Christmas trees in preparation of the annual tree sale.Lynn Sweitzer, Raven Martinez and Pat Schultz, from left, run the annual Kiwanis Christmas Tree sale Thursday, Dec. 5, on Finnie Flat Road in front of the shopping plaza in Camp Verde. Martinez was the recipient of the Kiwanis Scholarship to Yavapai College, so she was eager to help.

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Germanic barbarians defeat Roman legion in battle
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 12:17

A Roman legion based out of Cottonwood was smashed on the battlefield last week. romans and barbarians charge each other in a battle to the [pretend] death in a Germanic Wars reenactment Nov. 26 at American Heritage Academy. To keep the learning experience safe, simple touches count as a “death” to avoid real injuries, while real strategies and formations were still used.

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Town’s marshal, manager face new residency rules
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Tuesday, 03 December 2013 11:36
After denying Camp Verde Town Marshal Nancy Gardner permission to live in Munds Park a couple of times over the past several months, a divided Camp Verde Town Council approved new rules last month governing residency...

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