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Military: Chief Culinary Specialist Adrian Escudero

Chief Culinary Specialist Adrian Escudero, from Prescott, serves on the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6).

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Military: U.S. Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Bryan L. Valenzuela

U.S. Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Bryan L. Valenzuela graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

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Military: Cameron J. Parsons graduates basic military training

U.S. Air Force Airman Cameron J. Parsons graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

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Military: Petty Officer 2nd Class Blake Mahorney

Petty Officer 2nd Class Blake Mahorney is serving at the Fleet Readiness Center Southwest, based at Naval Air Station North Island.

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Military: Naval Aircrewman 2nd Class Tanner Brown

Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Tanner Brown, from Prescott Valley, is assigned to the “Wildcards” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron.

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Military: Prescott native serves aboard USS Spruance

Gunner’s Mate 1st Class Jesse Wallace, from Prescott, is a crew-served weapons instructor

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20 organizations receive funds from Forest Fee Program

At the Dec. 5 Yavapai County Board of Supervisors meeting, 20 organizations were awarded funds from the 2018-19 Title III Forest Fee Program. They include:

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Paladini earns master’s degree in public administration

Prescott City Attorney Jon Paladini recently earned a Master of Public Administration from Arkansas State University, and was initiated into Pi Alpha Alpha, the International Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration, Arkansas State University Chapter.

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Hunter Hatch receives Eagle Scout award

Following in the footsteps of his father, eight uncles and three brothers, Hunter Hatch received the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program, the Eagle Scout award.

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Tilted Earth Festival supports kids and the environment

Eric and Gayle Glomski of Page Springs Cellars presented $20,000 to three regional nonprofits in a ceremony held Aug. 7 at Page Springs Cellars in Cornville.

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Yavapai College students collect hundreds of food items for those in need

Yavapai College Rotaract, a community service and leadership club sponsored by the Sunup Rotary Club of Prescott, teamed up with YC students in other clubs to collect nearly 800 food items to serve students facing food insecurity.

Natalie Webber appointed to Bagdad Unified school board

Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs. Natalie Webber to the Bagdad Unified School District Governing Board.

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Supervisor Smith to serve on Executive Committee of County Supervisors Association

Yavapai County Supervisor Jack R. Smith was unanimously elected by his colleagues as the Second Vice President of the County Supervisors Association (CSA) at the Nov. 15, meeting of the CSA Board of Directors.

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Constitution, DAR lauded

On Sept. 11, 2018, the General George Crook Chapter, NSDAR Regent, Dr. Anne Marie Ward accepted the Constitution Proclamation from the Prescott City Council.

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Yavapai County Workforce Development Board seats officers

The Yavapai County Workforce Development Board (WDB) recently had its election of officers for Program Year 2018-19.

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Yavapai College automotive program receives accreditation through 2023

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) is proud to announce that Yavapai College’s Automotive Program has been awarded accreditation through 2023.

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Community needs drove former executive for Good Samaritan Society

Paula Kneisl, former executive director for the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society in Prescott, sat down for an interview in October as the organization celebrates 40 years of service to the community.

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Prescott Chess Club Quads #15

Jim Briggs, Chino Valley, was the top finisher in the Prescott Quads #15 held Saturday, Nov. 17.

5th annual Prescott Open

Spencer Lower, Clarksdale, and Jim Briggs, Chino Valley, tied for first in the 5th Annual Prescott Open held Saturday, August 18th and split $150 in prize money.

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Arizona Community Foundation of Yavapai County’s Joy of Giving honored local philanthropists and nonprofit organizations

The Arizona Community Foundation of Yavapai County announced the recipients of its 2018 Joy of Giving Awards at the annual luncheon on Friday, August 10.

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Lonesome Valley Arizona Rangers sponsor statewide training class

The local company of the Arizona Rangers recently sponsored a three-day training session for Rangers throughout the state.

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Ryan Fleshner serving his country overseas

An ocean away, this Mayer native is serving in U.S. Navy, living in Europe, and supporting NATO missions.

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Democratic Women of the Prescott area children’s book drive benefits Taylor Hicks School

The Democratic Women of the Prescott Area (DWPA) recently organized a children’s book drive for Taylor Hicks Elementary School.

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Prescott Climbers Coalition brings Arizona climbers and community members together to remove graffiti at Groom Creek

The Prescott Climbers Coalition (PCC) was notified that the local bouldering area known as Groom Creek Boulders had been severely vandalized with graffiti.

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Yarnell Fire District Receives the SAFER Grant Award

This year, Yarnell Fire District has been the recipient of several grant awards, including the Assistance to Firefighters (AFG) Grant for a Source Capture Exhaust System, an Arizona Community Foundation grant for the Cadet Program, and a Northern Arizona Emergency Medical Services (NAEMS) grant for medical supplies.