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Letter: Education is not a one-size-fits-all endeavor

I was surprised how strongly worded the editorial about the state approving limited vouchers. You would have thought a sacred cow had been shot.

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Letter: No, Mr. Barber, I am not OK with Trump’s antics

I’d like to take a moment to respond to Jim Barber’s letter of April 19.

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Letter: District consolidation will improve student achievement, curtail administrative costs

I am writing in favor of the proposed school district consolidation/unification. Some are saying this proposal boils down to the issue of money; while this is not the only issue to consider it should weigh heavily on the minds of school board members and voters.

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Letter: I’m glad to bear the responsibility for good Trump is doing America

Wow! Cindy Harms has concluded that, in just three months in office, President Trump, is responsible for every ill wind that blows around the earth while calling his White House “inept.”

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Letter: Hands Healing Hunger a group that truly walks the walk

Hands Healing Hunger, what a descriptive name for an Outreach Ministry at Christ’s Lutheran Church in Sedona. When you see the work that was put into the dinner and live and silent auctions and the generosity of the parishioners and attendees you can’t help but to be impressed.

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Letter: We can thank the Trump voters for mess American now is in

If I had to describe this White House administration in one word I would say it’s one of ineptitude. It’s a cross between “Abbott & Costello” & “One Who Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest”.

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Letter: Breakup of traditional family unit directly tied to demise of public schools

In Sunday’s editorial, you claimed that the introduction of the voucher system began the decline of the traditional public school system. I disagree. The decline of the public school system began long before that. It began in the homes of our country.

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Letter: V’ACTE administration and attorney crying foul is hard to understand

I wanted to provide some insight into why the shortfall in distribution to Mingus Union, Camp Verde and Sedona Red-Rock High Schools is such a travesty.

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Letter: Amish history important footnote to education voucher system

Regarding the Editorial in the Verde Independent, 4-9-17 “Voucher system now law in Arizona at expense of traditional public school system,” we would refer readers to a Wikipedia excerpt since we feel that there are many other parents who would identify with the concerns of the Amish in this regard.

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Letter: English language claims another victim

I felt bad when I read that Superintendent Tim Carter felt “badly” about a recent oversight he made in Dr. Jane Whitmire’s biography. Logically the structure of the sentence, “Now I feel badly.” should work. “Badly” is an adverb modifying the verb “feel”, right? Yes, but no.

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Letter: Short-sighted policies have doomed West Clear Creek

West Clear Creek campground and recreation area has been a destination for people from around the country and around world. I believe in climate change unlike our current administration.

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Letter: Camp Verde stepped it up for Meals on Wheels March

I would like to express my sincerest and warmest thanks to Russ Martin, Town Manager, and his family, for leading our Meals on Wheels March.

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Letter: It was me who messed up; not once, but twice

The only thing worse than making a mistake, is to make the same mistake twice!

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Letter: ‘Bad libraries build collections, good libraries build services, great libraries build communities’

Thank you so much for the very nice compliments you gave the Camp Verde Community Library in your commentary. As you know, we are all extremely proud of the accomplishment of our community in getting our new library built.

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Letter: Criticism of city process sadly lacking in accuracy

Brian Moran ... is as blissfully ignorant of the evaluation process for contract employees as he is of the appointment process to serve any of the City of Cottonwood Boards and Commissions as well as the appointment process for a City Council position.

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Letter: Rosie the Riveter coming soon to Verde Valley Military Service Park

Considering the great efforts women gave to support (past and current) wars and dedication to our military, The Verde Valley Military Service Park (VVMSP) will be adding space for a Bronze Relief Sculpture Monument along with allowing inscriptions of names of women living in Arizona who were Rosie the Riveters.

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Letter: Seeing old library come down both sad and glad for Camp Verdeans

For those of us who volunteered in the old library, it was both a sad and “glad” day to see the old building come down this week.

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Letter: Town’s actions have cost Clarkdale large volunteer base

I have been a volunteer and member of the Library Advisory Board from 2012 until its dismembering in 2015. This board did more than just advise the staff. We also worked the Ice Cream Social, which earned about $500 every year. We worked the Book Sale when we were able to, and that earned at least $1000 each year. In fact the last year it was held it earned over $2,000.

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Letter: Camp Verde community stepped up to make OLLI open house a success

I wish to publicly thank all the wonderful local restaurants who supported our first ever OLLI Open House here in Camp Verde.

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Letter: Thanks to all for making Pecan and Wine Fest a success

Our Pecan and Wine Festival was a huge success. Thank you to all our vendors, volunteers, our board members, musicians and all the participants who purchased all our pecans, wine, and a huge variety of food and wares.

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Letter: Let’s not be so obsessed with fixing everything up in Jerome

I read your editorial on the Cuban Queen Bordello on March 11, 2017. When I was a boy in Jerome, 1953-1955, I always wondered what was inside all those boarded-up buildings.

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Letter: Cottonwood events without a financial burden to the city

Recently, the City of Cottonwood elected to continue the Thunder Valley Rally. In making the decision the Council decided to move some of the events to Riverfront Park and keep others in Old Town.

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Letter: Unifying school districts in best interest of students

The issue of school district unification is once again being discussed here in the Verde Valley. It is my belief that it is a long overdue problem needing to be resolved and now is the right time to make it happen.

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Letter: Thanks to all for a successful Beaver Creek Trek for Tech

A big shout out to everyone who supported the Friends of Beaver Creek Library’s Fourth Annual Trek for Tech Fun Run held this past weekend in beautiful Lake Montezuma.

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Letter: Clarkdale cleanup is long overdue

I just read Dan Engler’s article on the remediation plan for Clarkdale.

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