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Retirement fund questions? Pull up a seat on the SOFA for the next Society for Financial Awareness (SOFA) presentation.

"Preparing for Required Minimum Distributions" will be discussed on Thursday, Oct. 16 at 3:30 p.m. at the Prescott Public Library.

"For those with IRA money in retirement," says Scott M. Sandell of SOFA, "we will explore the issues created by simply turning 70-and-a-half, which triggers something called Required Minimum Distributions (RMD).

"Investing our money should be different in retirement versus our working years and it is even further different when we are forced to withdraw and pay taxes on our IRA money."

He plans to give some "math geek" examples.

"With IRA money you are not allowed to wait for your investments to recover," Sandell says. "If you don't pull your RMD, you are heavily penalized. The most efficient approach to IRA money is a balanced but very conservative approach, managing where you withdraw the money from year by year and mitigating the tax circumstances."


The Yavapai Humane Society has opened a new thrift store at 1601 Iron Springs Road in Prescott.

The YHS says the thrift shop is great for "pet lovers and bargain hounds."


AT&T customer? If so, you may be entitled to part of a $105 million settlement. AT&T agreed to the payments to dismiss charges that it engaged in "mobile cramming" - charging for services like trivia and sports scores that customers didn't request.

Consumers can submit claims by visiting For eligibility questions or more information, call 1-877-819-9692.

The case is a good reminder: Check all your monthly bills to make sure charges are legitimate.


Foodies, rejoice.

• Tara Thai restaurant has opened at 115 S. Cortez St., Prescott. You may know this place from its original Prescott Valley location.

• Around the corner, Superstition Meadery is up and serving honey wine and tapas in the cozy basement of the Burmister Building, 120 W. Gurley St.

• Next up: Mogie's Mongolian Grill, to open Nov. 10 in the Big Five/Goodwill plaza at 1385 Iron Springs Road in Prescott.

• Want to eat out without leaving home? Trevor McDonald and his wife, Cynderella, have started Bon Appetit restaurant delivery service.

Go to to browse menus and order for delivery online, or call us 928-227-2044 to order with a Bon Appetit representative.  

Bon Appetit is delivering for Taj Mahal Fine Indian Cuisine, Genovese's Italian Restaurant, Tara Thai, Celtic Crossings Irish Pub, China Buffet and Aloha Hawaiian BBQ.

Bon Appetit hours are Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.


• Merle Norman Cosmetics - now offering salon services - has moved from the Gateway Mall to 150 Highway 69 in Dewey. Store hours are Monday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (closed Sundays). Phone 928-445-4141

• Better Deal Printing, "a local disabled-veteran owned printing company," has applied for a $150,000 Mission Main Street grant.

Lawrence Curell of Better Deal Printing says the grant would allow him to hire more workers.

The first step of the grant process is online voting, so if you want to support the Prescott company, go to and searching for Better Deal Printing. The voting deadline is Oct. 17.

• Prescott Valley Barber-shop welcomes Angela Maldonado (formerly of Roger's Modern Barbershop) to its location in the Safeway Shopping Center, 7840 E State Route 69 Ste 8; 928-775-4399

To have your business progress, new-starts or company's growth in The Daily Courier, call 928-445-3333 ext. 1105, or email For legal notices involving businesses, email

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