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A veteran founder of West Yavapai Guidance Clinic to be honored

A former VA social worker and a founder of the West Yavapai Guidance Clinic will be honored with a Celebration of Service Ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at the Highgate Senior Living complex on Petrogylph Point Drive at 1:30 p.m.

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Bird watching at Willow, Watson Lakes is very productive

This past week I have spent time birding out by the airport, at Willow Lake, in Watson Woods, and twice at Watson Lake.

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Dear Annie: We’re family

Dear Annie: I come from a very close Midwestern family. I have one sister, two brothers and great parents.

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Senior & Caregivers Conference & Expo scheduled for Oct. 14

Senior Connection, an organization aimed at connecting senior citizens in the quad-city region to information on aging as well as services that include health and housing options, will have its semi-annual Senior & Caregivers Conference & Expo on Oct. 14.

Yavapai County Suicide Prevention Coalition to meet for special presentation on Oct. 26 in Prescott

The Yavapai Suicide Prevention Coalition will have a special meeting at the West Yavapai Guidance Clinic office at 505 S. Cortez St. on Oct. 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Governor’s substance abuse initiative focuses on building trust between teens and parents

Mile High Middle School parents Hank Aguilera and Autumn Toth said they attended a more than two-hour, state grant-funded “Healthy Families, Healthy Youth” substance abuse prevention pilot workshop to gain the tools to talk with their teens about alcohol and drug abuse.

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Hypnosis can aid weight loss

But more importantly, it reframes how people see themselves

Ginni Trask is no stranger to diets. She can remember as a toddler being told she needed to watch her weight.

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Adjust to your shrinking stature

Have you noticed as you’ve gotten older that there are some activities or skills that you can no longer perform? It may be because you’ve gotten shorter. As we age, we shrink.

Column: Lack of sleep affects levels of hormones linked to weight loss

Dear Dr. Rosenberg, Does sleep matter when it comes to weight loss?

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Dear Annie: Alcoholism awakens demon within

Dear Annie: My wife and I have been married for 12 years, and I absolutely love her and the kids. But at family events, she tends to get really drunk and mean.

To Your Good Health: ‘Vacation’ from osteoporosis hinges on fracture risk

DEAR DR. ROACH: I read your article recently regarding weighing the risk of medication against the risk of not taking it.

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Column: Lions service runs deep for Joe Preston

“We serve” is the familiar clarion call of Lions Clubs International – the world’s largest service organization whose 1.4 million members in 200-plus countries work to improve the lives of those in need. And one of those servers who scaled LCI’s highest pinnacle is right here in our own backyard.

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Dear Annie: Sports are life

My husband is a passionate sports fan whose mood fluctuates with the performance of his teams.

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Column: Take pet’s worry out of life through adoption

As this political season so vividly demonstrates, we don’t always get along with people with whom we must associate. And so it is with dogs, and cats too.

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Pet Focus: Catty Shack Pet of the Week - Leslie

I’m Leslie, a dilute torte tabby cat born in June 2014. I came to Catty Shack at the age of 6 weeks with my mom, Piper, and my three sisters (Vanessa, Tortellini and Ashley).

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Pet Focus: Humane Society Pet of the Week - Roxanne

Hi, my name is Roxanne and I’m a 5-year-old Terrier/Chihuahua mix at Yavapai Humane Society looking for my forever home.

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Pet Focus: UAF Superstar of the Week - Haley

Haley is an adorable, loving gal who is looking for her new forever person.

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Pet Focus: Circle L Pet of the Week - Tyler

I’m Tyler, a 1-year-old Terrier mix. I am neutered, all shots up to date and I know how to use a doggy door.

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Dear Annie: Problematic mother of the groom

My fiance, “Kyle,” and I are supposed to get married in three weeks, and the venue - his mother’s house - is falling through.

BABY CASA CASE OF THE MONTH: ‘Baby Cody & Baby Amanda’

A CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer is needed to serve as a “Baby CASA” for six-month old twins “Cody” and “Amanda.”

Volunteering Opportunities: Week of Sept. 26

Volunteer opportunities in the Prescott area this week.

Notices: Week of Sept. 26

Notices from Prescott-area clubs, organizations and governmental entities.

Around The Bluhmin’ Town column: Procrastination problem?

My motto? Why do something today when you can put it off until tomorrow? Okay, I suppose that makes me a procrastinator.

Classes For The Taking: Week of Sept. 26

Classes For The Taking in the Prescott area, this week.

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Days Past: 100 years of hats

The history of hats goes back a very long time. One of the first evidence of hats was found in a Neolithic cave drawing depicting women in turbans.