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Q: Now that Katy Perry is leaving American Idol as a judge, who will take her place? — N.N.

A: Singer Katy Perry recently announced that she was leaving American Idol as a judge after seven seasons to focus on her own music career. She says that the show opened her heart and has given her an education that she...

Senior cat’s arthritis is impacting his quality of life

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DEAR PAW’S CORNER: My cat “Sticky” is 14 years old and still in great shape. He loves chasing after a laser beam and rolling around with his toys. However, I’ve noticed that when he comes over to leap up on my lap, he hesitates and just puts his paws on my leg and meows. I have to encourage him to leap, and he doesn’t seem happy about it. Could something be wrong with him? — Janine in Gulfport, Mississippi

DEAR JANINE: At age 14, Sticky is definitely a senior cat, and it sounds like he’s beginning to develop a common senior cat problem: arthritis. Just like us, cats can suffer from stiff, achy joints as they get older.

You’re doing a great job of observing his behavior...

‘Camp Snoopy’ is a warm, nostalgic experience

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Running Time: 22 minutes per episode

 

This Apple Original series is now available to stream on Apple TV+.

For some strange reason, over the last year or so this reviewer has been watching a significantly greater number of children’s shows. Among recent productions, Bluey is the current gold standard for animated fare (I could write pages about the best episodes of that program). Some other efforts are perfectly entertaining for kids, but this reviewer finds many to be surprisingly overactive. A few seem to have been created based on algorithms designed to exclusively capture the gaze of youngsters rather than provide meaningful entertainment.

Of...

Gallup ‘shines’ against cancer

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Gallup McKinley County Relay for Life group celebrates 25 years as an orginziation

Lights, camera, action!

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Filmmaker gives preteens, teens a chance to make their own movies

Summer has only just begun, but some local students chose to start their vacation by taking more classes.

The Octavia Fellin Public Library partnered with a filmmaker named Travis Holt Hamilton to give preteens and teens ages 12-18 a chance to learn about the filmmaking process and make their own films in a four-day workshop that took place June 12-15.

The program was made possible by a Resilience in Communities After Stress and Trauma grant. The grant is given to communities in an effort to assist high-risk youth and families and promote resilience and equity in communities.

Hamilton has been putting these...

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