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Dear Annie: Shutting out grandma after grandchild is born

Dear Annie: I am a 68-year-old widow with two grown children, both married, both living nearby. I dearly love babies and baby-sit as much as possible.

Around the Bluhmin' town: Stock up now, chocolate may disappear

The world is coming to an end. It will not happen because of a crazy guy with a bad haircut in North Korea.

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Making a ‘Big’ difference: Youth mentoring month honors priceless gift of friendship to children, teens

Christopher Wendt is a Prescott High School freshman learning how to build an archery range and shoot a bow and arrow.

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Days Past: The Earps: History versus Hollywood

It is a staple of modern westerns: The Earps ride into Arizona.

Dear Rhonda & Dr. Cheri: Style is distracting

Dear Rhonda and Dr. Cheri, My two young adult daughters are the exact opposite in nature. One likes my advice on style and the other hates it! She has no civility.

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Dear Annie: Takeout tipping

Dear Annie: I was picking up food at a restaurant for lunch the other day, and I found my pen hovering over the “tip” line on the receipt for an awkward few moments.

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Dear Annie: English pet peeves

Dear Annie: I considered myself an average student after graduating high school in 1970, and I have been very successful in my 36-year career as an insurance investigator.

Argus Hamilton: Only woman who said ‘yes’ to Weinstein ends up with half

God Bless America, and how’s everybody? The Hollywood Reporter said Thursday Harvey Weinstein and his wife Georgianna Chapman have reached a final agreement on their divorce settlement.

Church News: Week of Jan. 13, 2018

St. Luke Ebony Christian Church is putting on a program “celebrating the life and times of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr,” 6 p.m., Monday, Jan. 15, at St. Luke’s 12191 E. Turquoise Circle, Prescott Valley (near Dewey).

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Feature Home: 5289 Porter Creek Dr. • Prescott • 89A & Larry Caldwell Dr.

Come tour Walden Farms, a brand new neighborhood located near the Granite Dells and the popular Peavine trail.

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6 New Year’s resolutions for new homeowners

We all make New Year's resolutions, but let's be honest: Most are wishful thinking.

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Prevention is the best way to manage weeds

Weeds can be troublesome, especially in greenhouses.

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Dear Annie: Long-lost daughter brings problems

Dear Annie: My husband and a daughter he fathered 50 years ago recently found each other via an internet post from the two children we have together.

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Rooms with ‘good bones’: Wharton’s design legacy

Edith Wharton, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author famous for novels set in the late 19th century, also wrote an influential book on interior design, long considered a sort of bible of American decorating.

Ask the Contractor: Hot water heaters — to flush or not?

Here is the email we received this week: Hi, wondering what your recommendation is for maintenance of a water heater.

Corridor Calendar: Week of Jan. 12, 2017

The General Meeting for Cordes Lakes Community Association is Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. Bring your suggestions for events for the coming year.

Senior Menus for the week of Monday, Jan. 15 to Friday, Jan. 19

Senior Menus for the week of Monday, Jan. 15 to Friday, Jan. 19

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California mudslides hit neighborhoods as cellphone alerts went out

Many Californians in the area hit hardest by this week's deadly mudslides did not heed warnings for hours and days by emergency officials encouraging them to evacuate their homes — and then received cellphone alerts of imminent slides when the massive streams of debris were already heading toward them or had already hit their neighborhoods.

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Pocket-size seed packets speak volumes nowadays

A seed packet may be small, but it speaks volumes.

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Yavapai College working with City, local employer to offer specialized training

Yavapai College in partnership with RESA Wear is now accepting applications for a new 15-week intensive training/internship program in custom 3D printing.

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Dear Annie: A poem for new drivers

Dear Annie: Your predecessor Ann Landers published a poem called “Dead at Seventeen” to get the attention of new drivers and impress upon them the dangers and responsibilities of driving a car.

Birding: Watering holes create a draw for wild birds

This past Saturday, I drove for almost two hours to reach my birding destination—a cattle tank in the Santa Maria Mountains, northwest of Prescott.

10 questions to ask before you say yes

Serving on any Board of Directors is an honor that can be both challenging and rewarding. This service has both legal and fiduciary responsibilities as well as potential liabilities and a commitment of your time, skills and resources.

Nonprofits in Brief: Keeping balance

Keeping balance Willow Winds Assisted Living is offering a “Keeping your balance” discussion at 9 a.m., Wednesdays at the assisted living facility, 3191 Aster Drive, Prescott.

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Trekking poles a great idea for hikers

If hiking is a fitness goal for the New Year, you may want to consider using trekking poles.