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A tribute to a young life cut short

  • Written by Connie Berg

I have written hundreds of articles over the years. This is by far the hardest article I have ever written.

How do you convey the heartache and anguish a parent feels when their child is murdered? As a mom, it is difficult to comprehend and my heart literally breaks for Vicky and Bill Neil whose 17-year-old daughter was murdered in Redmond last month. I am honored that they have allowed me to write about this painful ordeal and it is my hope that through doing this article, others will be helped through their loss. I also hope that they will gain additional support from the public by sharing their story.  

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Cedarcrest grad to do volunteer work with medical team in Tanzania

  • Written by Valley View Staff

Duvall resident Josh Bolton is currently preparing to embark on a journey of a lifetime.

In mid-August the 19-year-old is set to begin volunteer work with the IVHQ Tanzania Medical volunteer program.
IVHQ is an international volunteer organization working in over 25 countries that sends thousands of volunteers abroad annually. Established in 2007, the group works with hundreds of different projects through Africa, Asia and Latin America, according to William Rowland, program coordinator at International Volunteer HQ.

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When you and your family win, so do your friends and neighbors

  • Written by Valley View Staff

If you have already taken steps to secure the safety of your family in an emergency, you might be in a position to lend a helping hand to an injured neighbor — a win-win for all.

Your local Carnation-Duvall Citizen Corps —friends and neighbors just like you — makes it fun and easy to do the right thing for your family and community.

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Cherry Valley Dairy takes first and third place prizes at American Cheese Society competition

  • Written by Valley View Staff

Cherry Valley Dairy, an artisanal, farmstead dairy located in Duvall, was awarded first and third place ribbons at the annual American Cheese Society (ACS) gathering in Sacramento, Calif.

The farm’s Dairy Reserve, an aged Jersey cow milk cheese, took first place in the Rubbed Rind Cheese category, while its Cultured Buttermilk won a third place ribbon. The judging panel consisted of renowned cheese experts from North America and around the world, including authors, cheesemongers, culinary professors and dairy scientists. In 2013, ACS awarded the dairy a second-place prize for its Carrot Nasturtium Reserve.

Head Cheesemaker Blain Hages traveled to Sacramento to participate in ACS 2014 and receive the awards. “It’s the best kind of honor to be recognized by your peers and fellow cheesemakers,” said Hages. “These people have all worked so hard to promote new American cheeses and our role as small farmstead producers, and the dairy is really proud to be a part of that. The local and cheese community’s response to our product has been incredible.”

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Cedarcrest High School receives Outstanding Agriculture Program Award

  • Written by Valley View Staff

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The agriculture program at Cedarcrest High School in Duvall, Wash., has been selected as the 2014 Washington Outstanding Middle/Secondary School Agricultural Education Program.  

State Outstanding Agriculture Program Award winners are outstanding agricultural education programs at either a middle school or high school.  Applicants are judged on a variety of criteria, including teaching philosophy, effective classroom and experiential instruction, development of partnerships, and professional growth.

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