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Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters Child of the Week: Diego

Diego loves his new home in Prescott Valley. He thinks it would be perfect if he could just have a Big Brother to spend some time with.

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Dear Annie: Not inviting family members to the wedding

Your help is needed to resolve a family problem.

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PUSD Student of the Week: Brandon Carreno Figueroa

Brandon is a thoughtful young person.

Around the Bluhmin' Town: It’s OK to leave the house, summer is over

Looking for a reason to celebrate? Summer is over!

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Days Past: Governor John C. Frémont’s ‘Silent’ Partner - Part One

Unless you have researched the life of Arizona’s fifth Territorial Governor, John C. Frémont, it’s unlikely that you’ve heard of Judge Charles Silent.

Dear Rhonda & Dr. Cheri: Kids need to choose their own talents

Dear Rhonda and Dr. Cheri, Our nine-year-old son won’t stick to anything. He likes drawing cartoon characters to relieve stress.

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The darkness of suicide has light shed on it

Out of Darkness Walk organizer steps out of the darkness to shed light on suicide and its impacts

Ann Marie Boutin is a chipper, optimistic, dog-loving woman who spends her days arranging meals for seniors and in her off-duty hours offers support to those who have suffered the sadness of a suicide.

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Dear Annie: Too close to stepfather?

Dear Annie: I am a 13-year-old boy in Kentucky, and my friend told me about you and said you could probably help me.

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Dear Annie: Man in new city has change of heart about girlfriend

Dear Annie: My girlfriend, “Lucy,” and I started dating three years ago, during our senior year of college.

Argus Hamilton: NFL player seeks professional help

God bless America, and how’s everybody? NFL owners and players met in New York Tuesday and struck a deal on the national anthem protests. T

Church News: Week of Oct. 21, 2017

Sacred Heart Catholic School’s Heritage Weekend is set for Oct. 21 and will include a Salsa Challenge for the first time ever.

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Featured Home of the Week: 1558 Sierry Peaks Drive


Open House this Weekend!

Ask the Contractor: cleaning hacks, leaning tree, money

Cleaning tips, tree trimming, Recovery Fund

My husband likes to cook and spatter the grease on the walls and appliances and countertops surrounding the stove. Do you have any cleaning hacks that might help with quick removal?

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3 ways to fix up faux pumpkins

Fakes look reasonably real and will last for years

I love carving jack-o’-lanterns, but after coming downstairs one fall morning to find that an overly ripe pumpkin had “bled” all over my dining room table and ruined it, the idea of decorating with fake gourds does have a certain appeal.

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No need to be overwhelmed at the flea market

Designers give shopping tips to find the best deals

Arriving at a sprawling flea market on a crisp Saturday morning can be exciting.

Dear Annie: No photos, please. Feeling self-conscious

Dear Annie: I use Facebook to keep up with relatives and friends, but I hardly post anything — especially not pictures of myself.

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Meals on Wheels: CornFest & Bake Sale a hit

The reputation of the bake sale during the annual Meals on Wheels Corn Fest certainly came into play on Friday, Oct. 13, when the event was held at the Bank of the West in Mayer.

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US home construction tumbled 4.7 percent in September

Construction of new homes fell 4.7 percent in September, the biggest decline in six months, reflecting weakness in both single-family activity and apartment building.

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US homebuilder sentiment rises in October

U.S. homebuilders are feeling more optimistic than they have in months, looking past a recent slowdown in new home sales and the risk of rising labor and materials costs following hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

Senior Menus for the week of Monday, 10/23 to Friday, 10/27

Prescott Meals-on-Wheels serves from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at 1280 E. Rosser St., Prescott; 445-7630. Menus subject to change.

Continuing confusion over what home inspectors can fix on the job

In a recent column I wrote about home inspectors “breaking” something they have to test. The best example is a GFCI outlet in a bathroom or kitchen.

Social Security: Access my Social Security on the go!

Smartphones have been in our lives for over a decade and have changed the way we interact with each other. Social Security is at the forefront of technological advancements, making your online business with us easier and more secure.

Corridor Briefs: Week of Oct. 20, 2017

Costume Sale at the Community Center, 16357 S. Cordes Lakes Drive, is from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, Oct. 20, and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 21. Great selection at very inexpensive cost.

Quad-Cities in Brief

Baha’i Faith celebrates founder’s birthday Oct. 22 The 200th birthday of Bahá’u’lláh, the founder of the Bahá’í Faith, will be celebrated by Baha’is of Yavapai County West at a Light of Unity Festival from 1:15 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at La Quinta Inn, 4499 E. Highway 69, Prescott.

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Philanthropist Next Door: Pat Carmody

Woman starts scholarship fund to help non-traditional students

Financing a college education is a challenge at any age, but as local philanthropist Pat Carmody learned firsthand, it’s especially difficult for those who return to college later in life.