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The Town of Camp Verde will hold a meet-and-greet with the Camp Verde Marshal’s Office’s new commander, Jacqui MacConnell, on Tuesday, Feb. 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Marshal’s Office, located at 646 South 1st Street. Light refreshments will be served.…

Rev. shares harmony of science and faith

Finding common ground between faith and reason can be a tricky task, but Religion and Science Lecture Series co-organizer Ed Womack said he embraced realms of thought — even while serving as a Methodist pastor for 60 years.…

Circle cracks sign barrier

“Can you imagine? Having no one to talk to?” Laurie Lee asked.

Deafness is a difficult subject — an affliction that fewer than two or three children per 1,000 are born with, but which many more suffer from throughout their lives. Hearing loss, if not full deafness, often results in social isolation, particularly in smaller rural communities such as those found in the Verde Valley.…

Local jailed over refuge fight

A Cottonwood man was among those arrested by Oregon State Police Tuesday, Jan. 26, in connection to the armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge buildings.

Joseph Donald O’Shaughnessy, 45, was arrested without incident at 5:50 p.m. near Bend, Ore.…

Plante’s latest community effort

As reported in the last edition of The Camp Verde Journal — and as many community members are no doubt aware — Chandler Plante’s dedication to his community is without comparison.

Only in fifth grade at Camp Verde Elementary School, Plante is the founder of the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration — an event that recently celebrated its fifth anniversary, pulling together community members in one of the area’s largest such celebrations.…

Bank of America robbery nets $350K

Before opening for business Wednesday, Jan. 27, one or more individuals entered Cottonwood Bank of America through the rear door of the building and removed approximately $350,000 from the bank.

The event occurred less than two weeks after an armed robbery occurred at Chase Bank in Camp Verde.…

Mission helps those in need

During Thanksgiving the Old Town Mission delivered more than 600 turkeys — an impressive number, certainly, but one that pales in comparison to the monthly tally of meals served to locals in need of a hearty lunch.

“The high day this last week was 102,” General Manager Kellie Wilson said, adding that the mission averages somewhere around 75 lunches per day, Monday through Friday.…

Kids learn to lead like MLK

The Camp Verde Community Center Gym was packed with residents gathered in support of the ideals proposed by our nation’s greatest civil rights leader on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 18.

Karen Conover, owner of KC’s Family Tae Kwon Do in Cottonwood, stood front and center in her dobok uniform, acting as the event’s host.…