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Father-in-law’s comments are sending couple towards divorce

Dear Annie: I’m a father of two amazing children and completely loyal husband of more than 20 years. But I have an ongoing issue with my parents-in-law, especially my father-in-law. About 15 years ago, when our oldest child was a toddler, my in-laws became upset that I wasn’t pushing ...

Sweet, better-for-you summer snacking

(Family Features) — For many families, the summer months offer a break in routine, and that extra time around the house or gathering with loved ones can lead to increased snacking opportunities. However, that warmer weather can also be accompanied by a desire for sweet treats. To satisfy ...

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Concert at Ford River Community Chapel FORD RIVER — The Ford River Community Chapel will be hosting an outdoor concert on Aug. 1 at 6 p.m. Ike and Debbie Micheau will present “The Gospel In Music,” including traditional hymns, blues and Southern gospel. Light refreshments will be ...

Thin seared steak makes this salad a snap

The best beef dishes start with the right technique. For weeknight cooking, that usually means skipping the low and slow roast and sticking with thin cuts that do well with a good, quick sear. So for this recipe from our book ­“COOKish,” which limits recipes to just six ingredients ...

Don’t overlook credit union credit cards

When you’re frequently bombarded with ads for credit cards at big banks, it’s easy to overlook credit cards at a local credit union. These not-for-profit organizations typically require membership based on location or affiliation with an employer, a family member or an organization. Major ...

Fresh coffee, leftover buns and healthier desserts

Dear Heloise: Before I go to bed at night, I clean out the coffee pot, put in a new filter and fill with my favorite brand of coffee. Then I pour the right amount of water. In the morning I just press the button and the coffee starts brewing while I shower. It’s just easier and quicker to not ...