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Letter: Root of library problems lies in communication

While I agree Clarkdale needs to make the most of its second chance for Clark Memorial Library (editorial June 24), the basic problem seems to be communication, not the community’s willingness to support a library that from 1927 until the late 1980s was staffed by community volunteers. Clarkdale has always supported its library.

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Letter: Local lawyers provided excellent support to Library Law Day

Every year the Cottonwood Public Library hosts Law Day, an event sponsored by Community Legal Services that brings in lawyers who give patrons free legal advice.

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Letter: Judge us on merits of those who now serve VVPOA

Judge us on our merits, not those of others who came before us.

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Letter: Barbecue, picnic for veterans at VA Hospital is money well spent

This is in response to Mr. Engler’s editorial regarding donations made by the City of Cottonwood. In the list of donations he included a $200 donation to the American Legion Riders for a picnic and barbecue.

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Letter: Barbecue was a service to patients and staff at Prescott VA Hospital

I was extremely disheartened to read your editorial of June 10 regarding the recent contribution by the City of Cottonwood to the American Legion Riders.

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Letter: Emergency responders are true community heroes

This is not the first time that the Verde Valey Fire Department has come to my rescue.

Letter: We are in awe of love and support within our community

We want to thank our family and friends for their love and concern when our beloved son, brother and uncle, Dan Nelson, D.C. passed away.

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Letter: Being part of Verde Valley Caregivers Coalition one of most rewarding experiences of my life

I want to take this opportunity to thank the myriad of volunteers who have served the Verde Valley Caregivers Coalition so faithfully for the last 25 years.

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Letter: Republican Party needs to decide what it stands for

Some of us can remember when GOP (Grand Old Party) stood for principles that actually made our nation great, not for the Trump and company 6-year-old-kid mindset, a group that preaches return to greatness as a cover for a Third-World style dictatorship.

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Letter: We have not given up on Clark Memorial Library

Clark Memorial Library lovers wasted no time planning to make lemonade.

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Letter: Service with a smile and highest integrity

In a time when it often seems customer service is a distant memory, I believe it is important to recognize local outstanding individuals and businesses.

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Letter: Excellent commentaries by Holly Grigaitis, Marta Adelsman

The impact on my senses, memory and prior contact with both authors regarding two comprehensive articles in the May 17 Verde Independent was so striking as to result in my removing each to study and digest as one can (at 92 years) with great regard and respect for the writers.

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Letter: My brain-freeze was inexcusable and certainly not intentional

I wish to extend my sincerest apologies to Cottonwood City Council members Kyla Allen and Debbie Althouse for my oversight in not giving them the deserved recognition as representatives of the city at the unveiling at the Verde Valley Military Service Park May 27.

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Letter: Verde Valley Military Service Park is not a Memorial Park

I would suggest that Mr. Bob Richards bone up on the subject before commenting on it.

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Letter: Thanks to all for excellent Criminal Justice professional development day

Verde Valley Leadership hosted a Criminal Justice professional development day on Friday, May 19, 2017 at the Yavapai County Superior Court in Camp Verde.

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Letter: Loss of library will create void in Clarkdale

Clark Memorial Library patrons greatly appreciated Janie Cook’s expression of solidarity in last Friday’s (May 26, 2017) opinion section.

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Letter: No shortage of helping hands to make military memorial park a reality

The Army monument unveiling at the Cottonwood Memorial Park on Saturday, May 27, was an awesome event. We look forward to the future unveilings.

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Letter: Library decision by Clarkdale Town Council a disgrace

Citizens of Clarkdale, be informed that your city mayor and town council, by a unanimous vote on Tuesday evening, May 23rd, did not trust the friends of the Clarkdale Memorial Library and members of the Clarkdale community to come up with $25,000 to keep the library open for this coming fiscal year 2017-2018.

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Letter: We must make libraries an experience instead of just a destination

While I don’t live in Clarkdale, I have sympathy for the community. The library controversy is only another domino in the changing culture in American. Look what is happening to malls, for instance. Even my stepson says he doesn’t read books anymore. Not the printed and bound kind. He has a Kindle.

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Letter: Is SRP really trying to help us, and if so, why?

In response to your article “SRP leads Verde water certainty initiative”; the article states that SRP is a “community based not for profit organization”.

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Letter: Citizens must stand up and give a voice to animals, birds, trees

I am writing to inform you of a grass roots movement to help the Environment and Wildlife. Fear and lack of awareness of the situation has stripped away environmental protections and recent laws have put our wildlife in jeoparday.

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Letter: Why do ‘rights’ of Hells Angels trump rights of Cottonwood citizen?

I live in a senior park here in Cottonwood. The Quality Inn Motel is right behind my row of homes. On May 20, the Hells Angels parked a motor home right behind me in the Motel parking lot music blaring.

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Letter: Great job by all in keeping State Highway 260 clean

The VVPOA would like to thank each of the highway 260 volunteers for helping cleanup our section of the highway on May 20.

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Letter: Clark Memorial Library should be center of community involvement

Do you share the vision of the Clark Memorial Library as a center of community involvement? Come to the budget meeting at the Clark Memorial Clubhouse at 3 pm on Tuesday, May 23, and let Clarkdale’s mayor and Town Council know you want Clarkdale’s historic public library -- the sixth oldest public library in all of Arizona—kept open.

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Letter: Verifiable data drove results of study, not bias against Camp Verde

I just finished reading Allen C. McKinzie’s article and I was disappointed to see that while he did not agree with our findings, he failed to once mention the methodology used.

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