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Food Council hires Neighbors Project Coordinator to expand its venture

The Yavapai Food Council has hired a former businessman with expertise in wholesale food distribution to serve as the Yavapai Food Neighbors Project Coordinator.

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Time to buy, then plant, iris rhizomes at weekend sale

This year’s annual Rhizome Sale, hosted by the Prescott Area Iris Society, takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Yavapai Title – both indoors and in the parking lot, 1235 E. Gurley St. – on Saturday, July 30, and noon to3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 1.

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Column: Who is at your bird feeders?

One of the things I enjoy doing as the owner of Jay’s Bird Barn is responding to emails from customers with bird questions.

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Prescott Art Docents’ membership reception is Aug. 15

On Monday, Aug. 15, the Prescott Art Docents offer an opportunity for people to join their nonprofit service organization of enthusiastic men and women who bring enriching art experiences to children and adults in the quad-city area.

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Dear Annie: Reckoning with music

I can’t stand R.E.M. (the band, not the sleep cycle).

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ACF to honor local philanthropists, nonprofits

The Arizona Community Foundation of Yavapai County will honor local resident Selmer D. “Sal” Lutey as Philanthropist of the Year at the upcoming Joy of Giving philanthropic awards luncheon on Friday, Aug. 5, at the Prescott Resort and Conference Center.

Prescott MOW reaches out to those in need of help with daily meals

Meals on Wheels in Prescott delivers some 200 meals to homebound seniors and others who due to physical or cognitive disabilities are unable to obtain or prepare food on their own.

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The price of nice: Volunteers have a longer, healthier life, studies show

Mother Teresa’s saintly deeds for the good of the world’s most impoverished and forgotten people are renowned; the impact she made on the world is indisputable.

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Moving animal rescue and adoption forward together

Last weekend Yavapai Humane Society (YHS) participated in NBC/Telemundo’s nationwide Clear the Shelters animal adoption event.

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Dear Annie: A closed-off husband

Dear Annie: I am a Care Bear, and my husband is a cyborg. What I mean is that I get emotional from almost anything.

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Magnesium supplements can improve sleep

Dear Dr. Rosenberg, Is there any value to taking magnesium for sleep?

Yavapai County drives set to help address blood shortage

While thousands of people from across the country responded to the emergency request for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, a critical blood shortage remains.

Adult day centers provide care for older adults, respite for caregivers

Adult day centers, such as the Susan J. Rheem Adult Day Centers in Prescott, Prescott Valley and Cottonwood, benefit both participants and caregivers, Marsha Douglas, community liaison and director of Adult Care Services in Prescott, told a local Parkinson’s support group this week.

Dr. Cameron K. McKinley Vet Center hosts open house Sept. 17

All combat veterans, their families and the public are cordially invited to attend the Open House at the Dr. Cameron K. McKinley Vet Center from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17.

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First-ever YHS Critter Camp a success

The Yavapai Humane Society conducted its first-ever Critter Camp from July 11-15, and everyone had a blast, said YHS Marketing and Development Director Elisabeth Haugan.

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Pet Focus: Superstars of the Week – Cilantro & Oregano

At 11 months old, Cilantro and Oregano are brothers whose endearing reliance on each other will warm your heart.

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Pet Focus: Catty Shack – Dexter

Dexter is a short-haired black and white kitten who's friendly, social and well-mannered.

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Pet Focus: Miss Kitty's - Mason

Mason is a 3 1/2-month-old Siamese mix who enjoys lots of attention, belly rubs and lap-sitting.

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Pet Focus: Pet of the Week – Mercedes

Mercedes is a 6-year-old lab/heeler mix who needs a new home because her owner passed away.

Column: Typos good for a giggle

You’re no doubt aware of Mark Twain’s cautionary confession that he decided to stop reading the medical journals in doctors’ offices, prompted by his fear that he might end up dying of a typographical error.

Celebrate Sunday as National Mutt Day

National Mutt Day, also known as National Mixed Breed Dog Day, takes place Sunday, July 31.

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Dear Annie: Keep politics off my wave

Dear Annie: My wife and I met this new couple at a function, and they seemed really nice, so we exchanged information in hopes of meeting up again.

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Dear Annie: Tread carefully with young office slacker

Dear Annie: I run a small real estate development firm with only three employees.

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CASA Case of the Month: David

A CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer is needed to serve as an advocate for eleven-year-old “David.”

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Clubs & Meetings: July 25-31

Clubs and meetings in the greater Prescott area this week.