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Letter: Outstanding job by all in Lions Club Peace Art Contest

Camp Verde Students Advance to Lions Club International Posters for Peace Art Contest

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Letter: Biggest problem today is that we have lost our moral compass

There are so many good people out there who seem to tolerate the lack of a moral compass in our country.

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Letter: The last thing we need from government is more laws

I’m sorry, but I have to respond to Bob Richards opinion you printed Wed. Nov. 8th.

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Letter: Let’s deal with facts propaganda by gun-control groups

Bob Richards writes that “For much of our history we have had gun control measures."

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Letter: Sedona cemetery spruced up during Mitzvah (Good Deed) Day

The community reached out to many residents to have an intergenerational, interfaith, day of community service in Sedona and the Verde Valley.

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Letter: Thanks to all for successful passage of overrides

I want to thank all of the community of Cottonwood Oak Creek School District for their overwhelming support of their schools and our kids.

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Letter: When will government step up and protect us from gun violence?

On November 5, 2017, 26 people were killed in a Texas church by a man with a gun.

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Letter: Clarkdale community support a good turn of the page for library

The citizens of Clarkdale are celebrating the reopening of Clark Memorial Library which wouldn’t have happened without the support of the Verde Independent.

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Letter: A little compassion and kindness can go a long ways, on both sides

Seems I recently went too far and offended some good folks, including many vets. I apologize for the disrespectful and harsh tone of my words, they were part of the problem, not part of the solution.

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Our mailbag’s full; readers sound off

As for taxes, I just paid my property taxes. $175 for school equalization, $795 for Cottonwood Oak Creek SD #6, $723 for Mingus Union High School #4, and $715 for Yavapai Community College (which will go to Prescott).

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Letter: Argument that ‘they’ take our jobs is age-old xenophobia rearing its head

The argument that “they” take our jobs is an age old xenophobia rearing its head. It is a scapegoat. No one threatened my job. Does anyone threaten yours?

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Letter‘The Mousetrap’ offers best entertainment value in Verde Valley

They’ve done it again! Mingus Union High School thespians, Director James Ball, sets director Jeff Neugebauer, and many helpers have produced a stunning who-done-it, “The Mousetrap.”

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Letter: Not hard to justify ‘No No’ vote on budget overrides

My point is that property owners will never see a charter school on their tax bill and yet they thrive with less tax burden to the public. So I vote no, no.

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Letter: Excellent analysis by Hunter Bachrach

Thank you for publishing (Sunday, 15 Oct) the letter by Hunter Bachrach, and thanks to Mr. Bachrach for sending his letter to Sen. Flake to this newspaper.

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Letter: Caterpillar analogy disrespectful to president

If I had been stung by a black wooly caterpillar during the Obama administration, would you have made the top headline on your front page, “It Looked Like Barack Obama’s Hair”?

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Letter: Biker Dawg’s Motorcycle Run a huge success

Modified Motorcycle Association Verde Valley District (MMA VVD) held our 3rd Annual Biker Dawg’s Motorcycle Run Saturday October 7th.

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Letter: President’s statement insensitive, disrespectful

“He knew what he signed up for” is a very insensitive, disrespectful and callous statement to make to a grieving soldier’s spouse.

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Letter: Wrong to assume president’s statement is ‘insensitive’

To paraphrase an old quote, “If Donald Trump were to walk on water Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla) would call a press conference to criticize him for not being able to swim.”

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Letter: Three days, 6,500-plus books for Clark library

If anyone’s wondering how Friends of Clark Memorial Library managed to amass over 6,500 books for a three-day Grand Reopening Book Sale this week … I’m with them.

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Letter: Clark Memorial Library reopens Oct. 19

After 7½ months of working to keep Clark Memorial Library open, I’m now having nightmares over not enough people knowing the Grand Re-Opening Celebration is October 19.

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Letter: Beaver Creek School ‘G’ for Great

I am happy to see that Beaver Creek School received a C this year in the State Board of Education’s preliminary grades. I know it is not a fantastic grade, but our students and staff worked really hard to achieve the best grade they could.

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Letter: ‘Healing Trauma Services Day' a success thanks to volunteers

The third “Healing Trauma Services Day”, a free community service event, continues to be successful in offering healing treatments and tools to help attendees cope with trauma, stress, anxiety and/or depression.

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Great success at Healing Trauma Services Day

The third “Healing Trauma Services Day”, a free community service event, continues to be successful in offering healing treatments and tools to help attendees cope with trauma, stress, anxiety and/or depression.