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Letter: Thanks to all for helping us through the aging process of volunteerism

When we started we were not really old ladies, but now we are really OLD ladies and these old ladies want to thank EVERYONE that has volunteered for us through the years to help us make the Cornfest, Fort Verde Days and Spring Heritage successful. We would have failed miserably without your help.

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Letter: Airport expansion not worth the impact on quality of life

As someone who lives near the airport I have become very concerned that the City of Cottonwood is looking to increase future tourism and business by encouraging increased use of our airport.

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Letter: Fears over Bible instruction unfounded

For most of our nation’s history the Bible was taught in public education. We are not wiser than our forefathers in this regard. We owe it to our youth to let them achieve their potential by providing them the tools of knowledge and the historical context of our culture.

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Letter: Please don’t paint all ‘evangelicals’ with same brush

I belong to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; the most progressive denomination of Lutherans. We ordain men and women, gay and straight, to pastor our churches. We believe in inclusivity, in unity within diversity. We cherish every human being as loved by God without any superiority, inferiority, or labeling.

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Letter: Do we want a busier Cottonwood airport?

More jets, helicopters and training exercises? If we don’t now is the time to make our views known to the mayor and city council members as they consider their draft strategic plan for Cottonwood.

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Letter: Great job in cleaning up mess at Windmill Park

Kudos to the clean-up crew who tackled the big job of cleaning Windmill Park in Cornville after the flood.

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Letter: Helping hands, Good Samaritans in abundance in Verde Valley

On the night of February 14th Beaver Creek, Oak Creek and the Verde River all escaped their boundaries and caused significant damage to the landscape, roads, parks and homes.

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Editorial Cartoon 2: March. 10, 2019

Editorial Cartoon 2: March. 10, 2019

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Letter: Gosar an embarrassment to District 4, Arizona

Mr. Gosar, who previously was a practicing dentist, did not display any type of clear thoughts, thought organization, respect for others, or any type of ability to get information from the witness, which, of course, would be meaningful to the voters of District 4.

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Letter: Add electronic devices to demise of common sense

On Feb. 24 you published an editorial by Ron Parker, about the death of “Common Sense.”

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Letter: Choosing life is always the right choice

Consider the consequences if your own mother had sided with the Senate Democrats and chosen this option.

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Letter: Teaching Bible, professionally, a daunting task

My concerns about teaching the Bible in public schools outweigh my enthusiasm for such a task.

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Letter: VVPOA welcomes volunteers to join in the pickin’

On Saturday February 16, 12 members of the Verde Village Property Owners Association took on the task as VVPOA does every three months, to pick up trash along Highway 260.

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Letter: Verde Valley over-reacted to snow storm; a bunch of softies

I wish I had something important to report but I have to say that someone who was raised in central California cannot believe that the Verde Valley was shut down by snow.

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Letter: Young people getting wrong message about drugs

Too many fall victim to substances, legal and illegal. Commonly prescribed drugs are debilitating families and leading people to the street. Kids are over-prescribed and set up for a lifetime of drug consumption.

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Letter: Let the anti-wall folks provide refuge for immigrants

Much debate rages over illegal immigration, border security, and “Trump’s Wall.” The issue has become highly politicized and, yes, on both sides.

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Letter: Spying goes beyond your cellphone

Rep. Kelly Townsend is to be applauded for sounding the alarm over cellphone spying. However, such snooping is only the tip of the proverbial spyberg.

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Letter: Hats off to Verde Village Highway 260 clean-up crew

I wish to thank all of the volunteers who helped on the Highway 260 cleanup in the VVPOA section of the highway.

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Letter: ‘It is not a gender issue, it’s about the economy’

Though 91 percent of Republicans, 92 percent of Independents and 98 percent of Democrats favor the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), the Arizona legislature is once again holding it up.

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Letter: Good Samaritans abound in Verde Valley

I would like to extend a personal, heartfelt thank you to Terry Ligon, Cliff Baird, and, Steve Byrne.

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Letter: Caring, supportive community

We have been fortunate and blessed to live in such a caring and supportive community.

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Letter: Byron York commentary a refreshing approach of informing vs. attacking

Thank you for giving us readers the commentaries by Byron York. His recent commentary on ‘co-equal’ was interesting, informative, and factual.

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Letter: Still waiting for a Congress with hard-working, honest people that put country first

I remember someone saying “If you like your health plan, you can keep it.” I actually believed him until I lost it.

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Letter: Verde Connect just a faster way of getting from VOC to 260

It is a very out-of-the-way bypass, if you can call it that. Anyone who is going to stop at Hamburger Junction is going to stop there, whether Verde Connect is built or not, as it is the only gas station/food area and everyone will have to go by there anyway, Verde Connect or not.

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Letter: What is Camp Verde Arena Association and what is their plan?

Camp Verde Arena Association, a corporation that has filed for 501 c 3 non-profit status is made up of 10 members that have a full resume of past and present members of many different associations such as, Grand Canyon Professional Rodeo Association, Women’s Professional Rodeo Association, Verde Valley Fair Association, Verde Valley Ranger Sheriff’s Posse, Special Olympics, National Team Roping Association, FFA/PALS, National High School Rodeo Association, and Camp Verde Calvary to name a few.

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