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Letter: If it were up to me, you walk out; you’re fired

I agree that K-12 teachers are not paid nearly as much as they should. But they also are not flipping burgers for minimum wage, and name me one other profession that affords a 2+ month “break” every year.

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Letter: Everyone in Clarkdale knows: ‘It’s happening at Clark Memorial Library’

Another fascinating Clarkdale Home Tour and rousing bank robbery has just graced our fair town. And what a grand day it was.

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Letter: Thoroughly disgusted with our current teachers whining about pay

I have always been a strong supporter of education. I taught in public schools for 20 years.

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Letter: Mingus students step up big time in ‘Crazy for You’

In these divided times, all of Cottonwood can be unified in praise of the production of CRAZY FOR YOU at MUHS. The show is performed with an infectious, youthful, exuberant joy.

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Letter: James Ball’s ‘Crazy for You’ is best show in town

James Ball, Mingus Union High School Theatre Director has done it again. James Ball has brought the community a fantastic Dance-Musical. All of his students on stage and in the orchestra were OUTSTANDING.

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Letter: People with plenty need to leave legacy of generosity for Arizona

Wouldn’t it be a piece of Heaven if people with plenty stepped up and said, “We want to leave a legacy of generosity to the people of our state. We want to give a portion of our plenty to lift up the schools in Arizona; to supply teachers and staff with good salaries; counselors to help the struggling students and their families; and provide a rich curriculum for all students.”

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Letter: Art at the Clark a blizzard of color and talent

There is a blizzard of color at the Clarkdale Memorial Library. If you have not yet visited the library since it was pulled from the brink of annihilation by a group of dedicated and talented local citizens, now would be a good time to stop by.

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Letter: Volunteers needed to run Fort Verde Days

Camp Verde Promotions is currently looking for volunteers to help put on Fort Verde Days.

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Letter: Never under estimate fire power of the underdog

History is replete with events where an armed citizenry was able to stand up to vastly superior firepower.

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Letter: Let’s hope city has thought 89 & Vine through

I do hope the City of Cottonwood & builders of 89 & Vine expansion have taken in to consideration the traffic impact.

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Letter: ‘Cornville Cornfest’ has nice ring to it

With regard to the announced suspension of the Camp Verde Cornfest (Verde Independent, 4-10-18), how about moving the event to Cornville? Windmill Park in the historic area of Cornville would be a good venue for a corn eating contest and cornhole games. Windmill Gardens has been a great host for craft fairs in the past.

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Letter: Quiet reasonable discussion needed to minimize fatalities in future school shootings

A lot has been said on both sides of the gun control/gun laws (depending on your side) issue. Minds are not frequently changed, but positions harden.

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Letter: Second Amendment has nothing to do with duck hunting

The anti-gun crowd cracks me up with their changing rhetoric. For years, they’ve been saying the Second Amendment doesn’t apply to individuals, it’s for the militia (which in the founders’ time was every able-bodied adult male.)

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Letter: MMA VVD thanks Thad Card Excavating

The Modified Motorcycle Association Verde Valley District would like to that Thad and Shorty of Thad Card Excavating for their very generous donation of time and equipment to help us move the Jester Memorial from its current location on 6th street over to its new location at American Legion Post 25.

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Letter: With tensions building, Congress must take back its power to declare war

In February, John Bolton, our new National Security Advisor, wrote in the Wall Street Journal that he believed we should strike North Korea first as they are an imminent threat to our security.

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Letter: Thanks to all for making Hands Healing Hunger Outreach a success

Thank You to the members of Christ Lutheran Church in Sedona and their Outreach Program “Hands Healing Hunger."

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Letters: Volunteers made the day for March For Our Lives

I would like to thank the 25 volunteers who acted as crossings guards, shuttle drivers, and helped with setting up and breaking down the rally for March For Our Lives on March 24. We live in a wonderfully supportive community.

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Letter: No gun law will keep bad guys from getting guns

We can’t pass enough gun laws to get rid of evil. Responsible gun owners will remain responsible, and the bad guys will still buy guns from other bad guys.That isn’t going to change with more laws.

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Letter: Thank you to the Camp Verde Library

Recently, American Legion Cornville/Sedona Post 135 was generously given the opportunity to use the new Camp Verde Library for the District 8 and Area C, 81st American Legion Oratorical Competition.

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Letter: Thanks to all for making Austin Stream benefit a success

Camp Verde Lions Club Benefit yard sale for Austin Stream and his family On March 3rd the Camp Verde Lions Club had a benefit yard sale to help Austin Stream and his family with his medical treatment expenses for cancer in his eyes.

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Letter: VVMC needs to be a Verde Valley hospital, not Flagstaff

It is about time for residents of the Verde Valley to express their concerns regarding the negative activities of Northern Arizona Healthcare

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Letter: Jail tax extension is preferable over increase in property tax

The March 4 issue of The Verde Independent/Camp Verde Bugle had the results from one of their online reader polls. The question way, “As a voter would you support the extension of the quarter-cent sales tax for jail operations. The results: Yes, 35 percent; No, 65 percent.

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Letter: Thanks to all for making TREK for TECH a runaway success

Many thanks to all who helped make our Fifth Annual “TREK for TECH” event, held this past weekend in Lake Montezuma, a success.

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Letter: Why the revolving door of Cottonwood police dispatehrs?

It has come to my attention, that several “Communications Specialist” positions with the Cottonwood Police Department have been continuously open for at least two years, if not longer. The question is why?

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Letter: St. Paddy’s Bag-a-bargain was well and merrily staffed

Long-distance haulers outdid themselves. “Dr. Phil” Dirksen, Jenny Emminger, David Perrell, John Sherman and his friend Dan, Bill Taylor, and Tom Worden supplied five trucks and two hatchbacks to move cartons to and from the library.

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