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Give gift of no-plastic sipping straws for holidays

Big problem or a fraction of the world’s plastic consumption? You decide, but know that single-use plastic straws are a recent target of environmental activists.

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A Thanksgiving Countdown: holiday planning made easier

Thanksgiving is just around the bend, and if you are hosting you might already be thinking about how you might plan things better this year, how to make it all a bit less stressful.

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Feature Home: 357 Dreamweaver Dr. • Prescott • $435,000

Move in ready! Immaculate, larger Cloudstone patio home with 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths.

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Choosing the perfect sofa for your space

Shape of room, use should influence decision

Ask interior designers what the most important element in a room is and many will say that — after wall color — it’s the sofa.

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Wood ash can boost garden soil

Material from fireplaces, stoves pays benefits if applied correctly

For gardeners who heat their homes in winter using stoves or fireplaces, good-quality wood ashes can be a soil-amendment bonus.

Social Security: In this season of giving, help a loved one with Social Security

During the holiday season, we surround ourselves with family and friends, some of whom may rely on us for a number of reasons.

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Ask the Contractor: Be thankful for everything you have

The Thanksgiving holiday, above all others, brings to my mind so many different thoughts.

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Coalition for Compassion and Justice holds ‘Wine & Wreath’ event at Elks Theatre

The Coalition for Compassion and Justice held its first Wine & Wreath reception at the Elks Theatre on Thursday, Nov. 8, attended by about 225 people eager to help end homelessness.

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Mountain Oak School gets help with gardens

Mountain Oak School in Prescott was chosen by Lowe’s as a participant in its Heroes program.

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Marvin Bailey’s gift of love benefits Good Samaritan campus

Marvin Bailey, a Prescott-area resident, left a legacy of love for the Good Samaritan Society — Prescott Village when he died last year.

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Myths about diabetes

Diabetes is a disease that occurs when the body’s blood sugar is too high. “Insulin, which is a hormone created by the pancreas, helps get sugar from the food you eat into your cells,” says Linda Reagan, Dietitian at Mountain Valley Regional Rehabilitation Hospital. “But sometimes the body doesn’t make enough insulin, and the sugar stays in the bloodstream.”

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Rosenberg: Just how common is sleep apnea?

Dear Dr. Rosenberg: It seems like many of my friends, have been diagnosed with sleep apnea. How common is it?

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Fall prevention in older adults

Every year, more than 1 out of 4 adults — age 65 or older — fall, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of those who fall, more than 800,000 are hospitalized because of injuries, usually to the head or hip.

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Veterans Day With American Legion Post 122

A traditional Veterans Day was celebrated by American Legion Post 122. Starting early, the members posted the colors on the Avenue of Flags.

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Dear Annie: Torn apart by adultery

Dear Annie: Many years ago, I was in the U.S. military. I was sent to Southeast Asia and served three six-month tours.

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Argus: What would I do with millions?

The Powerball Lottery paid off a huge jackpot winner in Iowa Monday. As the jackpot grows, we all fantasize about what we’d do if we won it.

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Powers: Canine musical freestyle — for the fun of it!

The Blackpak and I just returned from a Canine Musical Freestyle National competition in Tucson. Folks from several states came with their pups to compete for ribbons and titles.

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Dear Annie: Invited, invited, invited ... not invited

Dear Annie: A former co-worker of my husband’s invited us to his son’s wedding. We received the usual “save the date” card one year prior to the ceremony. For the whole year, he asked us whether we would be attending every other week.

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Pet Focus: Kelly -- Yavapai Humane Society

Kelly is a beautiful 6-year-old Shepherd mix. She enjoys being brushed and knows basic commands like “sit.”

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Pet Focus: Thor -- Yavapai Humane Society

Thor is a handsome, happy 6-year-old pitbull who has been looking for his new home since August.

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Pet Focus: Moonshine — Miss Kitty’s

Meet Moonshine who is a handsome 4-year-old silver tabby with lime green eyes.

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Pet Focus: Jack — United Animal Friends

It is obvious at a glance how Jack got his nickname of “One-Eyed Jack.” When it was necessary to remove his eye to get him healthy, United Animal Friends had the surgery done.

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Pet Focus: Minette — Miss Kitty’s

Minette is a 2- to 3-year-old Torbie (tabby and calico/tortoiseshell) with light green eyes. She is just about everything wrapped into one.

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Roach: Candida glabrata may require more focused treatment

To Your Good Health

I am a 66-year-old female in good health. In May 2017, my Pap smear showed that I had an infection of Candida glabrata and an itchy fungal infection in my rear-end area.

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Coffee as teaching tool: Mile High students learn skills as they run cart, sell to teachers

Quad-City Schools

Watch out Starbucks, there is a new coffee house in town, The Badger Bean, with the friendliest baristas in town.