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Bluhm: Study shows value of ‘modestly’ treating yourself

Eat, drink and be merry? Oh yea, finally, a group of health researchers have come out with a study that we might like. Yes, Dear Readers, a 15-year study on longevity has revealed that everything about “being healthy” might be subject to speculation.

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Days Past: Leading the suffrage charge in Prescott

In the late 1800s, Western territories and states were in the forefront of progressive politics and social change. One significant and contentious issue of the period was women’s suffrage — a woman’s right to vote and hold public office.

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Dear Annie: Overwhelming new friend

Dear Annie: My husband, “Bob,” and I have been married for over 30 years.

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Fowler is tireless champion for substance abuse prevention, the FORCE behind MatForce

Merilee Fowler counts herself the introvert in her family — an oxymoron for someone often thrust into the spotlight as she time and again spars against the latest local, state and national drug beast du jour.

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Dear Rhonda & Dr. Cheri: Dealing with authority bullies

Dear Rhonda and Dr. Cheri, I’ve had workplace problems throughout my career. I’m a social worker.

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Church News: Week of Jan. 12, 2019

The Center for Spiritual Living, an inclusive spiritual community, honors all faiths with inspirational programs nurturing personal transformation.

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Hamilton: Trump prays for brick wall, in walks Pelosi

President Trump stormed out of a brief White House meeting with Democrats Wednesday that failed to settle the government shutdown.

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Dear Annie: Sister’s communication has changed

Dear Annie: I am writing to ask your opinion about the change in my sister’s behavior toward me. I have two sisters, and the one I am speaking of is my elder sister, “Ruth.”

THE TRAVEL TROUBLESHOOTER: This Great Value Vacations trip wasn’t so great

When Linette Warnecke’s travel companion breaks her hip and has to cancel a Greek vacation, her tour operator is reluctant to refund the vacation. What can she do to encourage the tour operator to do the right thing?

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Corridor Calendar: Week of Jan. 11, 2019

A schedule of events in the Cordes Lakes community.

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Dear Annie: Family member makes it all about him

Dear Annie: My brother-in-law “Albert” wants to loudly dominate any conversation by either talking about his life or showing his “great” knowledge and opinions on other subjects.

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

A new phase of homesites have just been released for sale at the popular Walden Farms community, located near the Granite Dells and the popular Peavine trail.

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Apply online for your Social Security retirement benefits

The idea of applying for Social Security retirement benefits might seem daunting, but it’s not.

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Ask the Contractor: Boot camp an exciting introduction to industry

Ask the contractor

Excitement, anticipation, thrill, all of these feelings and more when YCCA opened the doors to our Job Workforce Bootcamp on Monday, Jan. 7.

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Small touches create a great master bathroom

It’s easy to design a gorgeous master bathroom if you have a huge budget. But with the right choices, says interior designer Gabriel Anderson, you can have an exceptional master bath without overspending.

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Find right formula when preparing soil for spring

Once you’ve tried digging the first planting hole in a mountain garden you learn that our native soils are HARD! Skimp on spring soil preparation to “soften” the ground and a mountain garden’s production can drop to almost zero.

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Learn your lessons to enjoy indoor gardening

Lift your spirits and improve your indoor environment by taking part in the indoor gardening movement. An apartment or home filled with tropical, succulent and flowering plants can provide beauty, extend your garden season, improve air quality and create a peaceful environment to de-stress.

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Take care when making your own home-cleaning products

To reduce waste and avoid unnecessary plastic bottles and chemicals — and to save money — many people are opting to make cleaning products from scratch at home.

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Espalier pruning has artistic and practical benefits

Espalier design is an ancient pruning practice that fashions fruit trees, vines or flowering shrubs into artistic, two-dimensional forms. This lateral shaping makes it easier to harvest and mow, maximizes sunlight, and helps trees fit into tight areas.

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Moore: Mid-winter bald eagle survey results

This past Saturday, I was part of a team assigned to cover Goldwater Lake for the annual mid-winter bald eagle survey for the Prescott National Forest.

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Dear Annie: Loudmouthed newcomer

Dear Annie: I’ve played basketball with an informal team of women for well over 10 years.

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WOW Bible study group donates to Community Pregnancy Center

On Oct. 18, Bible study attendees at American Lutheran Church’s Women of Wisdom delivered three carloads of donations, including more than $1,050 in cash and gift cards, to the Community Pregnancy Center at 1124 E. Gurley St. in Prescott.

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Expert advice for keeping young athletes hydrated and healthy

Kids are back in school, playing sports — and it’s hot out there! Playing hard in hot, humid weather can be dangerous for anyone, but kids are particularly vulnerable to dehydration and heat-related illnesses.

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Dear Annie: A gift wasted?

Dear Annie: Without trying to sound arrogant, I am smarter than the average bear. Not quite a genius but certainly up there.

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Hamilton: Must celebrate Passover with Crackers present

The Comedy Store hosted a synagogue for our Very Jewish Christmas show Tuesday. Beverly Hills is where Jewish people live in Spanish houses, drive German cars and eat Chinese.