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Senior Menus for the week of Monday, Dec. 17 to Friday, Dec. 21

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.

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Dear Annie: Employed but wanting to travel

Dear Annie: I have a full-time job, and I love it.

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Change in Arizona law will affect LLCs

As a trusted resource for our local contractors, tradesmen and citizens in our communities, I often receive phone calls and/or emails from business owners unrelated to the trades or construction and more directed to business operation and management.

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Sea reefs and sunsets: Living Coral is color of the year

It’s the color of underwater reefs hanging on for dear life. The sky at dusk. Some of the latest iPhones and the latest looks on the runways of Marc Jacobs and other top fashion designers.

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Pros and cons of evergreens for landscaping

This is the season when decorated evergreens dominate living rooms and sparkle in the winter landscape.

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Courtyard gardens: Paradise behind faded walls

SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE, Mexico — Step off the dusty cobblestone streets and peek behind nondescript, weather-worn, faded, even grimy brick facades, and encounter the startlingly beautiful courtyard gardens of this central Mexican colonial town.

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Holiday entertaining in small spaces is an art

For those in small homes, holiday entertaining can feel daunting, or even impossible. But with a little planning, that needn’t be the case.

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Family portraits by artists stand out as different, lasting heirlooms

Jewelette McDaniel always felt guilty about not sending photos often enough to her mother-in-law. So last Christmas, she commissioned an artist to paint a family portrait featuring her in-laws and their immediate family: son, daughter, daughter-in-law and four grandchildren.

Social Security: Season work can empower you

Soon after school begins in the fall, many businesses begin advertising for seasonal workers.

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West Yavapai Guidance Clinic again earns Joint Commission Accreditation

West Yavapai Guidance Clinic earned re-accreditation in 2018 from the Joint Commission, demonstrating a commitment to meeting high quality and performance standards.

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Tax credits allow taxpayer to direct charitable donations

The State of Arizona offers people a unique chance to support their favorite charities through a dollar-for-dollar charitable giving tax credit program – $400 an individual and $800 for a couple.

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Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters Grand Gala and Auction

Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters Grand Gala and Auction guests entering the Prescott Resort & Conference Center Nov. 17 stepped into a tribute to the iconic English spy, James Bond.

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Yavapai Family Advocacy Center — a project of Prevent Child Abuse Arizona

On Sept. 27, a group of volunteers were celebrated at Prevent Child Abuse Arizona for their extensive volunteer efforts over the years. In the past two years, our volunteers have contributed an impressive: 2017: 635.75 hours = 12.23 hours/week

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Dear Annie: Slighted by old friends

Dear Annie: My husband is friends with a couple from college with whom we have exchanged Christmas cards and graduation announcements over the past 25-plus years.

Non-Profit in Brief: Prescott High School choir performs

Prescott High School choir performs The Prescott High School choirs will be having their holiday performance at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17.

Moore: Where are all the birds?

Rachel Carson’s landmark work ‘Silent Spring’ in 1962 brought to light the dramatic impact of pesticides on wild bird populations.

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Dear Annie: Therapist recommends unfamiliar treatment

Dear Annie: A therapist recommended that I try EMDR in order to process past traumas. It sounds intriguing and fancy, but I don’t really understand what it involves.

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Hamilton: Trump, like Rickles, rises to top by insulting

The Las Vegas Walk of Stars honored the late comedian Don Rickles. His death last year drew a nice eulogy from President Trump.

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BIKE PRESCOTT: What’s with all the Spandex?

Think you’re seeing double? It seems that motorists are encountering more bicycles on the roads these days. That’s because there are more cyclists in our area – and more motorists.

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Powers: Canine Good Citizens - AKC test a great training opportunity

All About Pets

The Canine Good Citizen training and testing program is a very basic program that tests dogs and handlers in very simple behaviors that all dogs should possess.

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Legolas – United Animal Friends

Legolas was named after the handsome elf in “The Lord of the Rings.”

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Cyrus — Miss Kitty’s Cat House

Meet Cyrus who is a very sweet boy. He is the brother of Candy and Claudia who were in the Courier recently.

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Cyan — Catty Shack

Hi, I’m Cyan. I was born April 28, 2018. I am a medium-hair Russian Blue mix.

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Dear Annie: Is an immature grandpa really supposed to be a role model?

Dear Annie: I love being a grandpa, but it seems all my fellow adults have a totally different impression of what a grandfather is supposed to be. My wife says I should be a role model and authority figure, which to me translates to being stern and official. Our daughter says essentially the same thing as her mother.

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To Your Good Health: Organ transplant, HIV-positive: Who should get Shingrix?

DEAR DR. ROACH: My son is a kidney transplant recipient. Is it safe for transplant recipients to get the new Shingrix vaccine? -- J.O.

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