Dear Heloise: My dishes had not been getting clean in my dishwasher for the past couple of months. I couldn’t figure out why, until my daughter looked at the spray arms. The holes were almost all plugged up. She started digging with a toothpick and then with tweezers and started pulling out …

Dear Annie: As a man nearing 40, my wife and I hit a stretch of low to no intimacy. I was always tired and had little interest. Finally, I got the nerve to visit a hormone specialist and discovered I had low testosterone. Testosterone replacement therapy has saved our marriage and turned the…

Dear Readers: Some big cities are putting a stop to classic Halloween traditions like door-to-door trick-or-treating and haunted houses because of the coronavirus. Cities are actually cancelling these events because large gatherings of people often violate the city’s anti-COVID policies. Clo…

Dear Annie: This is about the young girl who was being bullied by some schoolgirls. Our daughter got bullied, and I want to share how my wife handled it. She invited the mothers and daughters over for coffee and dessert. She made it clear the invitation was mandatory. They all came. It was a…

Marilyn Springer recently had a surprise visitor to her backyard bird bath near Holland.

Sandra Miller of Temple recently took this photo of a hummingbird approaching a feeder in her backyard.

An art exhibit featuring faculty installations recently concluded at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor’s Baugh Center for the Visual Arts. These works reflected a variety of artistic mediums, including sculpting, printmaking and drawing.

Dear Heloise: I have another way to remove a permanent marker from glass. Just go over the permanent marker writing with a dry erase marker and wipe with a clean cloth. It works! Thanks for all the great hints!

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for 37 years. We were separated for five years and, recently, have started spending time together again, with an interest in reuniting. But we’ve found that we get along better while he has his apartment and I have my apartment.