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Del Rio fourth graders get hands-on lesson in Arizona history

Working on a small loom just outside of the Del Rio Elementary School library, fourth grader Estara Hofer was enjoying the experience, weaving without the use of electronics.

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Cooking with Diane: Lebanese Green Beans with Tomatoes

I was asked to do a vegetarian dish so here is one a friend of mine gave me that I think you will like.

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CVUSD Student of the Week: Jeremy Winter

Jeremy has been a joy to have in class this year as he is always full of energy and makes me smile.

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People & Places: Spring is alive with a rainbow of Irises

Spring is here and one of the first flowers of Spring is the Iris, which are among the best known and loved garden plants. For those who don’t know, the word Iris means ‘rainbow’ because of all the beautiful colors of Irises.

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CVUSD Student of the Week: Charlie Crandell

It is my pleasure to award Charlie Crandell as the Student of the Week! Charlie deserves this recognition for many reasons.

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People & Places: ‘Pasghettis’ open for business

Italian food, who doesn’t love it?! Nathan and MaryAnn Haverstock of Chino Valley do love it and that is why they recently opened their Pasghettis Pasta Joint restaurant in Chino.

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Cooking with Diane: Spring Carrot-Apple Salad

What a delightful, light and healthy salad this is to have with your first picnic of the season. Hope you’ll try it.

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CVUSD Student of the Week: Leilani

We, at Del Rio School would like to recognize one of our outstanding students, Leilani Price, currently a fifth grader in Ms. Garcia’s class.

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High school art students give back with ‘soup-full’ event

“Soul-Full Bowls” is the name of the fundraising event put on by the Chino Valley High School National Art Honors Society taught by Elynn Colaianni.

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Town could raise aquatic center fees

Would eliminate sessions, alter fee schedule

Chino Valley town staff is recommending Town Council raise the aquatic center fees, said Community Services Director Scott Bruner at last week’s council meeting.

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Motor sports not going to happen in Chino Valley, says mayor

Would have cost the town a lot of money

Chino Valley Mayor Darryl Croft said motor sports is not going to happen in Chino Valley.

Town gives notice it may raise water rates

In the first step of the process for the Town of Chino Valley to increase its water and wastewater rates, the Town Council approved a notice of intention to raise the rates at its regular meeting Tuesday, Jan. 23.

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Falconers swooping down on Chino Valley

Statewide group to meet and stage its first event in Chino Valley

For the first time, the Arizona Falconers Association Desert Hawking Classic will be held in Chino Valley, hosted by residents Anne and Paul Schnell.

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Mendoza focuses on benefits to Dancing for the Stars

Still getting the mechanics of the routine figured out, he says

Chino Valley Councilman Corey Mendoza said focusing on the benefits of Dancing for the Stars has been helping to lessen the intimidation of dancing in front of a group of people come April.

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Student of the Week: Presley

Presley Jones is a motivated, caring, and generous kindergarten student in Ms. Jensen’s class at Territorial Early Childhood Center.

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CVUSD turns 100 years this year

Superintendent Scholl looks back on first year as superintendent, forward to coming year

In 2017, the Chino Valley Unified School District kicked off its centennial year, but will really celebrate that anniversary this year, said Superintendent John Scholl.

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People & Places: Vendors bring unique gifts to Hometown Christmas

The Chino Valley Hometown Christmas event has taken place for several years now and is a big hit with the community.

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People & Places: A dream comes true, even after death

Mom, wife open seafood restaurant in Chino Valley

All his life Danny Beasley loved the ocean, all kinds of fishing, and all kinds of sea food, and it inspired his dream. He hoped one day he would be able to open his own fish and chips restaurant. Unfortunately, Danny Beasley died three years ago.

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People & Places: Being 9 years old, and a prisoner of war

Paulden woman recaps childhood in her book about World War II

Who can even imagine the terror of having your family being told to flee into the hills because the Japanese were bombing Hawaii. Then, a few weeks later, she was put into a prison camp.

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Pet of the Week: Scooby

Scooby is an American Pit Bull Terrier/Shar Pei Mix male dog looking for a home.

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Cooking with Diane: Cabbage Burgers

Cabbage burgers are a popular midwestern dish brought over by German immigrants (my ancestors). They are very tasty, and are great with potato or pasta salads.

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People & Places: Takes a lot of work to get the horse to do the work

Chino Valley man trains cutting horses

His love of horses is a large part of Phil Jackson’s life. Born in Peoria and raised in Buckeye, Jackson said he has always had horses and ridden consistently since he was a teen, and was into competitive team penning and ranch sorting.

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Pet of the Week: Amelia

Amelia, a Pit Bull/Terrier mixed female, seeks a family. Visit her at the Chino Valley Animal Shelter, 1950 Voss Drive in Chino Valley.

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Cooking with Diane: Potato Onion Bake

If you are tired of mashed, baked or fried potatoes, this potato dish is for you. It is easy to make and very delicious. Goes well with any type of meat.

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People & Places: Discovering the secret to a successful relationship

Chino Valley couple celebrates 63 years together

Denny met Janet in 1950 when they were both in high school. After a courtship, there was a marriage.