He spoke for just a short time but what he had to say brought an appreciative crowd of nearly 200 to their feet for more than a minute.

Retired U.S. Air Force pilot Col. Thomas Kirk spoke for just 10 minutes but in that time he told of the horrors of being a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War. Kirk was the keynote speaker during a Vietnam veterans-only luncheon on Friday, April 1, at the Elks Lodge, part of the Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day celebration.

Willie J. Ridgeway. Thomas L. Chandler. Stephen G. Sample. Ruben D. Reese. Jimmy L. Vaultz.

They weren’t celebrities, pro athletes or rock stars. Instead, these young men were someone’s son, someone’s brother or someone’s father. And what they all have in common is that they were among the more than 58,000 Americans who died during the Vietnam War.

There are times man can fly without wings. It’s the same time you show up to class naked or found yourself stuck in a tar pit facing down a mammoth.

They are our dreams.

It’s being touted as more than just an Easter egg hunt.

Sedona Parks and Recreation’s Celebration of Spring has become one of the largest events of the year, drawing more than 1,500 children and their parents.

On the cusp of the release of her 53rd novel, multiple New York Times-bestselling mystery author J.A. Jance has an important message to convey.

“Here’s a thing you should know about mystery writers,” she said to a packed room at Cottonwood Recreation Center Thursday, March 10. “It’s a very bad idea to make us mad.”

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