On April 6th, the Jerome Elks Lodge #1361 celebrated its 100th anniversary of serving the communities in the Verde Valley, which includes Jerome, Clarkdale, Cottonwood and Camp Verde. There were 185 members and guests were on hand to join in the celebration, including Arizona Elks State President Mike Murphy and his wife Debra, as well as guests from other lodges throughout the state. Special Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler Jerry Grimes presented a Grand Exalted Ruler Special Citation to Exalted Ruler Janet Leuer, for 100 years of Meritorious Service to the Community. From left: Special Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler Jerry Grimes, Exalted Ruler Janet Leuer and Trustee Chairman Jim Plas.
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Connie and Sam Morey were married on March 31, 1959, in Bloomfield, New Jersey, while on spring break from Duke University.
There will be a celebration in the fall at Spook Hall in Jerome combining the 40th Wedding Anniversary of Janice Marie and Steven Michael Pontious aswell as Janice’s 60th birthday, and Steve’s 65th.The couple was married May 19, 1979, in St.Louis, Missouri
Larry and Virginia (Ginnie) OBrien celebrated their 50th anniversary March 16th.They met at the Baptist church in Prescott and started dating Christmas of 1967.
Camp Verde High School has announced that senior Lizbet Gutierrez is the school’s February Kiwanis Student of the Month.
The Cottonwood Fire & Medical Department presented their annual Community Outreach and Fire & Life Safety awards Tuesday to local recipients.
Chili Cook-off winner Belinda Milburn and her winnings with chili taster Chris Kinderman.
A 90th birthday party for Cottonwood’s Locy Rogers will take place Feb. 23, 1-4 p.m., at the Cottonwood LDS Church, 1377 E. Hombre Drive
Cottonwood residents Ron Jiles and Julie Dodge were married Nov. 9, 2018, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cottonwood.
Camp Verde High School has announced that senior Logan Pratt is the school’s September Kiwanis Student of the Month.
Camp Verde High School senior Reyna Ruvalcaba is the school’s Kiwanis Student of the Month for October.
The Cottonwood Police Department promoted two people Monday during a Badge Pinning Ceremony. Officer Scott Dever was promoted to sergeant, and Gareth Braxton-Johnson was promoted to commander.
Camp Verde High School has announced that senior Brina Church is the school’s September Kiwanis Student of the Month.
The Reverend Sharon R. Brown will be installed as pastor of Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church, Clarkdale, Saturday, Oct. 13, 1 p.m. during a ceremony in the church sanctuary, 330 Scenic Drive.
Camp Verde High School senior Dominic Pittman and fellow senior Katelynn Spisak were named Camp Verde’s Homecoming king and queen during the halftime ceremonies of the Cowboys final home game of the season. VVN/James Kelley
Camp Verde High School has announced that senior Steven Petty is the school’s August 2018 Kiwanis Student of the Month.
Merle and Charlotte Warfield celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary August 12th.
Verde Village residents Ovide and Dorothy (Henry) Mallo will celebrate 75 years of marriage in August.
Cottonwood native PFC Caden James Emmons was recently named Soldier of the Year for U.S. Army XVIII Air Borne Corps.
K-9 Deputy Jeff Bowers with the Camp Verde Marshal’s Office recently received certification as a Certifying Official by the National Police Canine Association and is now able to train and certify police canines nationwide.
Bob Quinn turns 100 this month.
Saturday, May 19, Camp Verde Adult Reading Program students Sydnee Green, Victoria Haverkorn, Elizabeth Adams-Stuart, Bibiana Herrera and Liping Wang, from left, received their GED diplomas at a graduation ceremony at Yavapai College’s Prescott campus
Doug and Dez Noble of Cottonwood celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary this month.
The Camp Verde Senior Center has named one of its newest volunteers for the Volunteer of the Month award for May.