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Dear Annie: Daughter-in-law eyeing ring an etiquette no-no

Annie: My husband has adult children from his first wife. My new daughter-in-law has become quite vocal about jewelry items that I wear.

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A love letter to Lincoln School

When I was asked to write a short article about something wonderful happening at Lincoln School this year for the Quad City Page of the Courier I had to think for a moment.

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Coyote Springs students take the lead

Elementary school was first in district to connect to EdLeader21 program

On Sept. 27, five sixth-grade students from Coyote Springs Elementary School (CSES) presented at the National EdLeader 21 Conference in Glendale, Arizona.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Economic imbalance affects schools

It is hard to believe, but the Prescott Unified School District (PUSD) has completed the first quarter of the 2018-2019 school year.

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Student of the Week: Selena

Selena attends Discovery Gardens Preschool in Ms. Dana’s class.

AROUND THE BLUHMIN’ TOWN: Birds getting drunk?

Drunken birds. Yes, let that sink in for a moment. Impossible? Crazy? Nope, it’s real.

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Church News: Week of October 14

Family Fest was held Oct. 6 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Prescott Valley.

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Days Past: How Arizona Got on the Map Part 11

A New Part of America, But With no Americans

Thus far in our series of occasional articles, we have discussed the Spanish entradas, missions and settlements south of the Gila River, Mexico’s independence from Spain, and a few of the mountain men who crossed this land -- all against the backdrop of the area’s challenging terrain and the lives and cultures of Natives who predated the arrival of Europeans by 10,000 years.

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Amazing Places: Brooklyn Rim, Ruins & Petroglyphs revised

This week we are going to enjoy some ancient Indian ruins and petroglyphs. Remember, you can visit both the Brooklyn Mine and today’s places in a single trip, so for driving directions contact me through the Courier’s senior editor, Tim Wiederaenders (use Subject: Brooklyn Rim).

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Dear Annie: Boyfriend has something to hide

Dear Annie: I have a question and hope your advice will make me see the light. I have been dating and living with my boyfriend off and on for 12 years.

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Embry-Riddle Air Force ROTC cadet shines bright

A trip to a Seattle air show air at age seven planted a yearning in Austin Fischer to one day be a jet pilot.

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Dear Rhonda & Dr. Cheri: Porn, is it a big deal?

My heart’s broken. I found my 12-year-old son watching violent, awful porn. I can’t believe he thinks this is all right.

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Roach: Strategies for facing tough blood pressure

DEAR DR. ROACH: My whole family has heart problems. I’m 74 years old.

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Dear Annie: Not at his beck and call

Dear Annie: I was widowed two years ago. I joined a group last year that gets out and does things together.

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Feature Home: 146 N. Garden • Prescott • $759,000


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Sunny days, cool nights bring out the best color in leaves

Sugar maples, native to the forests of eastern Canada and northern parts of the Central and Eastern United States, paint the landscape each autumn in fiery shades of yellow, orange and red.

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Need privacy? These plants form a green screen

October is the time to plant privacy screens for the maximum growth necessary for seclusion next year.

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Living in a 17th century house has its tradeoffs

Restoring Boston home built in 1661 has been a constant struggle

What does it take to make a 17th century house livable today?

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Missing your college student? Hold a care-package party

Eighteen years after Diana Sutera Mow gained an instant family with the arrival of her twins, her Southern California home “became an instant empty nest” when they flew across the country to begin college last year.

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Need to change your name on your Social Security card? Here's what to do

Are you changing your name? If so, let Social Security know so we can update your information, send you a corrected card, and make sure you get the benefits you’ve earned.

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Dear Annie: Time spent looking at their phones

Is there such a thing as mobile phone etiquette? The general answer to your question is no, it is not OK for people to be on their phones while in your presence.

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VA observes National Prisoner of War Recognition Day

Sept. 21 was National Prisoner of War (POW) Recognition Day. Northern Arizona VA Health Care System held its annual POW Event outside in the beautiful Prescott air.

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YBBBS gets new leadership; Mabery is now CEO

The Board of Trustees of Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters has announced a change of leadership for the organization.

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Moore: Fall birding in Central Missouri

Last week I spent several days attending the Wild Bird Expo trade show in Mexico, Missouri.

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Dear Annie: Sitting idle while grieving

Dear Annie: I’m a retired man. My elderly mom lived with me for a long time, and I stayed busy with her.