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(Courtesy Photo)

One of many Americans’ favorites times of year has returned, and local Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest troops are hard at work with their annual cookie sales. Troop 20009 is ready and waiting to take orders for Thin Mints, Samoas, Trefoils and other favorites now through March 12. Pictured above with a selection of their wares are, from left, Raquel, Amya, Alani, Mireya, Evelyn, Felicity, Kira, Aubree, Bella and Syann. Anyone wishing to purchase Girl Scout cookies may contact the troop at 748-9878.