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Horoscope, Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Boundary Moon Contrary to what children believe, saying “no” isn’t unkind. We can’t all get what we want all the time, and if we could, the world would be a horrible place to live. Drawing boundaries isn’t about restricting or dominating others; it’s about honoring your own spirit. Such are the themes while the busy […]

Horoscope, Monday, May 25, 2015

What Are You Fighting For? Memorial Day is for honoring the fallen who fought for what they believed in. The current battle between Mars, the warrior planet, and Neptune, the king of dreams, will beg the question, “What are you fighting for?” Whatever it is, you may get the chance in some small way to […]

Challenges, solutions in care for feathered friends

By Jeanne Smith, DVM Birds get a bad rap for being fragile.  They are actually very resilient but they mask signs of illness until they cannot hide it anymore.  Unfortunately, this strategy doesn’t give you a lot of time to respond when they do act ill.  So preventing illness with good management becomes very important.  […]

Keeping aquarium fish is more than a hobby

By Rich Bireley Special to the Democrat Keeping fish in aquaria has been a part of my live for 50 years. You may be wondering to yourself how anybody could stick with one hobby so long. Or maybe a better question is why keep fish? The answer to those questions has changed for me over […]

Animal communication: Figuring out felines

By Sue Wickersham Special to the Democrat “Cats are mysterious kind of folk – there is more passing in their minds than we are aware of.” Sir Walter Scott Those of us who have had animals in our lives, know the special bonds we create with them. We know they are hungry by their mews, nudges […]

Horoscope, Sunday, May 24, 2015

Saturn Sun Assessment The reverberations of Saturn’s recent opposition to the sun may be making life more complex in our heads as we sort out what we’ve learned from our mistakes. Assess and then make new rules for going forward, because “forward” happens tomorrow with a square of Mars and Neptune that brings challenge No. […]

Horoscope, Saturday, May 23, 2015

Skies of Moral Dilemma The sun and Saturn tug at each other from across the sky, promising to bring moral dilemmas and other kinds of intellectual strife. Chances are, you know the right way; it just doesn’t happen to also be the convenient way. The choices we make, even if no one sees us make […]

Horoscope, Friday, May 22, 2015

Split Moon The moon in Cancer for the first part of the day and then in Leo for the second makes for a fun split in the mood of the day. If they were television channels, the Cancer moon would be HGTV and the Leo moon would be Bravo or HBO. The day will hold […]

Neal Evert Sisson

Aug. 27, 1925 — May 19, 2015 Neal Evert Sisson passed away at home after a stroke in October 2014 on May 19, 2015. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Adele. He was the brother of Ord Sisson of Reno, Nev., Gene (Brenda) Sisson of Etna, Calif., and Ethel (Vernon) Sheperd […]

James Dunleavy

Dec. 16, 1942 — May 1, 2015 James Dunleavy passed away on May 1, 2015, at his home in Placerville, Calif., at the age of 72, following a courageous fight against cancer. After graduating from Lehigh University, Jim served four years as an officer in the U.S. Navy, having seen duty at the U.S. Naval […]

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