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Laugh-A-Bit with Tidbits A shipwreaked sailor washed up on a beach just at sunset when everything was red. "I've been marooned!!" he said.


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• The 20th century saw some profound changes in society, and here is one of the more striking examples: Between 1900 and 1990, the lifespan of the average American man increased from less than 47 years to more than 72 years. by Samantha Weaver

• It was former heavyweight champion and social activist Muhammad Ali who made the following observation: "A nation is only as good as its women.".

• You might be surprised to learn that 20 percent of American families don't have bank accounts. © 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH BY PAUL G. DONOHUE, M.D.

Differences Between Hepatitis B and C DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My husband and I are in our 50s. Both of us had an exam this year from different doctors. Blood tests showed that we both have hepatitis C. Neither of us feels sick, and neither of us ever remembers acquiring this infection. Our doctors say we don’t need any treatment. What is the treatment if we ever do? Are we infectious to others? -- K.K. ANSWER: In North America, hepatitis B and C are the two most common kinds of viral hepatitis. In the United States, about 1.25 million are infected with hepatitis B virus. Five percent of infected people go on to develop a chronic infection, one in which the virus remains in the liver, and these people face the possibility of coming down with liver cirrhosis or liver cancer. A vaccine for the prevention of hepatitis B is available. Hepatitis C infects around 3 million Americans. In contrast with hepatitis B, around 70 percent to 80 percent will have a chronic infection. A sizable number will come down with liver cirrhosis or cancer, but that doesn’t happen right away. It takes 20 or more years before those complications arise. When treatment of hepatitis C is advised, two medicines have been given simultaneously for many years. Those drugs are peginterferon and ribavirin. About 50 percent of chronic hepatitis C patients respond well to this regimen. However, blacks have a poorer response, with only 25 percent achieving viral suppression. A true breakthrough has arrived in the treatment of hepatitis C. Two new drugs, telaprevir (Incivek) and boceprevir (Victrelis) have had a huge impact in improving treatment success. Either of these drugs, given in conjunction with the standard treatment of ribavirin and peginterferon, greatly increases the cure rates for blacks and whites. An initial sickness after acquiring hepatitis C virus is rare, and, that’s why you and your husband didn’t realize you were infected. The virus can be transmitted through blood transfusions (no longer a threat), sharing needles for drug injections, rarely through sexual relations and household contact, but more possibly through promiscuous sex and in ways yet to be determined. You’re not a threat to others. The booklet on hepatitis describes these infections and their treatment, not including the latest treatments. Readers can obtain a copy by writing: Dr. Donohue -- No 503W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipient’s printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. © 2013 North America Synd., Inc.All Rights Reserved

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MISC. 1998 HESSTON 4900 BALER 4x4 and ACCUMULATOR,21000 Bales, Kept inside, $25,000 OBO 307-486-5002 ACME TRUCK LINE is leasing hoshots in Casper area. Must have own equipment. Call McCort at 307-780-7080. MACHIO TILLER 13 foot, Excellent Condition, Kept Inside $25,000 OBO 307-486-5002 WANTS TO PURCHASE minerals and other oil & gas interests. Send details P. O. Box 13557, Denver, Co 80201

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• The way some items are packaged these days, you need to be Houdini to get into them. When you’re dealing with blister packs -- items sealed inside a hard plastic wrapper that looks to be heatcrimped on the outside -- try your can opener. You can run it around the edge of stubborn plastic packages, enough to get the item out. It’s more secure and safer than a carpet knife or razor. • Want to be able to tell at a glance which key belongs to the front door, the shed, your grandma’s house, etc.? Raid your (or your wife or daughter’s) stash of nail polish to paint the tops of keys to colorcode them.

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• “Styrofoam trays that come with meat or in the produce area are very handy helpers for lots of little jobs. If yours are clean and unmarred, wash with hot, soapy water, rinse and dry for later. They are perfect for sending a friend home with leftovers, as you can cover the meal with plastic wrap. There is then no need to return a plate.” -- D. in Indiana • For a deck of playing cards that has gotten sticky, put it in a bag (paper or plastic) and add a bit of baby powder. Shake vigorously. Take the cards out and shuffle to get rid of the extra powder. They are likely good as new. Send your tips to Now Here’s a Tip, c/o King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475 or e-mail JoAnn at heresatip@yahoo.com.

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2012 Filing Requirements for Most People You’re required to file a return for 2012 if you have a certain amount of gross income. Gross income requirements for each filing status are: • Single: • $9,750 if under age 65 • $11,200 if 65 and older • Married filing jointly: • $19,500 if both under 65 • $20,650 if 1 spouse is 65 or older • $21,800 if both 65 or older • Married filing separately – $3,800 at any age • Qualifying widow(er) with a dependent child: • $15,700 if under 65 • $16,850 if 65 or older • Head of household: • $12,500 if under 65 • $13,950 if 65 or older 2012 Filing Requirements for Children and Other Dependents If your parent or someone else can claim you as a dependent, filing requirements depend on your: • Gross income • Earned income • Unearned income You need to file a return if you’re a: • Single dependent under age 65, not blind, and any of these apply: • Your unearned income was more than $950 . • Your earned income was more than $5,950 . • Your gross income was more than the larger of: • $950 • Your earned income up to $5,650 plus $300 • Single dependent either age 65 or older, or under age 65 and blind, and any of these apply:

• Your unearned income was more than $2,400 . • Your earned income was more than $7,400 . • Your gross income was more than the larger of: • $950 • Your earned income up to $5,650 plus $300 and $950 • Single dependent age 65 or older, blind, and any of these apply: • Your unearned income was more than $3,850 . • Your earned income was more than $8,700 . • Your gross income was more than the larger of: • $950 • Your earned income up to $5,650 plus $300 and $2,900 Other Reasons You Must File a Return You might need to file a return even if your income falls below the gross income filing requirements. The most common reasons are: • You owe uncollected Social Security or Medicare tax. This is usually on tips you didn’t report to your employer. • You’re self employed and have net earnings of $400 or more. Even if you don’t have to file, you should file a federal return to get money back if: • You had federal tax withheld from your pay. • You qualify for the EIC, additional child tax credit, the American Opportunity Credit, or the health coverage credit. If you’re due a refund, you don’t have to worry about paying a penalty for filing a late return. However, if you don’t file a return to claim your refund within 3 years of your return’s due date, you won’t receive your refund.


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Polish vs. Wax By Craig W. Armstrong

Most of us make a concerted effort to take care of our cars. We get the oil changed and have the tires rotated when we’re supposed to, and we have a mechanic take a look if it starts pinging or dinging. Most of us even make sure the car is clean, either running it through a car wash or scrubbing it ourselves. But beyond the standard washing, do we ever repair its finish or protect it? Do we wax it or polish it? Do we even know the difference between the two procedures? Waxing a car and polishing a car are two different processes that use two different substances and achieve two different outcomes.

Waxing a car is in essence adding a layer of protection. Waxing adds shine to a car and gives it that wet look, but it also protects the car from the elements and ultraviolet light. Waxing also protects the car’s color from fading and helps delay oxidation by forming a physical barrier against dirty, corrosive substances. So, what does polishing accomplish? When you polish a car you clean it. Polishing eliminates scratches, rust, dirt and wax. Polishes contain abrasives that actually remove a thin layer of the car’s paint. Polishing also brings out the color and adds shine. As you might have already figured out, wax and polish are composed of different elements. Wax comes in two forms, paste and liquid. It can be natural or synthetic, with natural wax containing a large amount of carnauba wax, derived from the carnauba palm. Polish usually comes in liquid form but can also be purchased

in spray form. Polish can be chemical or abrasive, with abrasive being used more for small areas of rust or scratches. Because polish has the ability to remove a layer of paint, caution is recommended. Be sure to read the application instructions thoroughly or your car could end up with a bare metal finish. So which comes first, waxing or polishing? Because polish can remove wax, obviously you would wax your car after polishing it. Remember, when you are waxing you are sealing. You’ve washed your car, you’ve polished it (removing rust, scratches and oxidation) and then you wax it to seal in all of your hard work. Remember to read the instructions on any car care product you buy and be aware of what’s going to happen before you start. If you have questions or concerns, be sure to consult a professional.

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“At Casper Tire, LLC, we have the expertise to help you with any tire needs no matter what motor vehicle you may have.”

We’ve got great deals to keep your car running smoothly.

Call 234-9777 or stop by and check us out at 705 Elma (corner of “F” and Elma)


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Three Ways to Avoid Wedding Photography Disasters

1. Plan Ahead for Unexpected Weatherunfortunately the sun isn’t always shining, but don’t let rain or even snow bring you down. Have a backup plan with an alternate location for pictures.

2. Family Photographs- inform anyone you want in your family portraits the appropriate time and location ahead of time.

3. Time Management- give yourself

enough time to enjoy the day. The last thing you want is unnecessary stress due to unforeseen traffic or hair and makeup touch-ups.

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Thurs., Feb 21st........ANYTHING GOES MUSICAL, KELLY WALSH HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM, KELLY WALSH HIGH SCHOOL Thurs., Feb 21st........RELAY FOR LIFE TEAM KICK OFF, IBEW 691 ENGLISH DRIVE, 2013 NATRONA COUNTY RELAY FOR LIFE Thurs., Feb 21st........GIRLS NIGHT OUT AT THE ATTIC, THE ATTIC AT 256 S. CENTER, THE ATTIC Thurs., Feb 21st........2013 BUSINESS EXPO, PARKWAY PLAZA HOTEL & CONVENTION CENTER, CASPER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Fri., Feb 22nd ...........WESLEY FERREIRA PERFORMS, OUR SAVIOUR’S LUTHERAN CHURCH, ARTCORE Fri., Feb 22nd ...........ANYTHING GOES MUSICAL, KELLY WALSH HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM, KELLY WALSH HIGH SCHOOL Fri., Feb 22nd ...........WYOMING STATE HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING TOURNAMENT, Casper Events Center, WHSAA Fri., Feb 22nd ...........CHAMPAGNE AND CHOCOLATES, YELLOWSTONE GARAGE, MONTESSORI SCHOOL Fri., Feb 22nd ...........A PLAY BY WILLIAM SHAKSPEARE “RICHARD III”, Gerturde Krampert Theatre Complex at Casper College, Casper College Department of Theater and Dance Sat., Feb 23rd ...........SPECIAL PLANETARIUM PROGRAMS, CASPER PLANETARIUM AT 904 N. POPLAR STREET, CASPER PLANETARIUM Sat., Feb 23rd ...........15TH ANNUAL ALL CITY CAT SHOW & 4-H CAT SHOW, 2011 FAIRGROUNDS AG RESOURCE CENTER, NATRONA COUNTY 4-H Sat., Feb 23rd ...........WYOMING STATE HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING TOURNAMENT, Casper Events Center, WHSAA Sat., Feb 23rd ...........DINNER WITH A LAUGH AT THE ATTIC, THE ATTIC AT 256 S. CENTER, THE ATTIC Sat., Feb 23rd ...........EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT PIONEER CLOTHING BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK, NATIONAL HISTORIC TRAILS INTERPRETIVE CENTER Sat., Feb 23rd ..........A PLAY BY WILLIAM SHAKSPEARE “RICHARD III” Sat., Feb 23rd ..........Gerturde Krampert Theatre Complex at Casper College, Casper College Department of Theater and Dance Sat., Feb 23rd ...........ANYTHING GOES MUSICAL, KELLY WALSH HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM, KELLY WALSH HIGH SCHOOL Sat., Feb 23rd ...........ANYTHING GOES MUSICAL, KELLY WALSH HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM, KELLY WALSH HIGH SCHOOL Sat., Feb 23rd ...........DANCE TO SWINGSOUNDS AT THE EAGLES LODGE, EAGLES LODGE AT 306 N. DURBIN STREET, EAGLES LODGE Sat., Feb 23rd ...........FUN AT THE FORT WORKSHOP, FORT CASPAR MUSEUM, FORT CASPAR Sat., Feb 23rd ...........18TH ANNUAL CASPER MOUNTAIN SLED DOG RACES, PARKWAY PLAZA HOTEL & BEARTRAP MEADOW, CANINES FOR CHARITY Sat., Feb 23rd ...........BOWL FOR JASON’S FRIENDS, EL MARKO LANES, JASON’S FRIENDS FOUNDATION Sun., Feb 24th ..........SUNDAY BREAKFAST AT THE EAGLES LODGE, EAGLES LODGE AT 306 N. DURBIN STREET, EAGLES LODGE Sun., Feb 24th ..........CASPER ELKS SUNDAY BENEFIT BREAKFAST, CASPER ELKS LODGE CORNER OF 7TH & CENTER, CASPER ELKS LODGE Sun., Feb 24th ..........18TH ANNUAL CASPER MOUNTAIN SLED DOG RACES, PARKWAY PLAZA HOTEL & BEARTRAP MEADOW, CANINES FOR CHARITY Sun., Feb 24th ..........CASPER WRESTLING CLUB MEMORIAL FOLKSTYLE INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT, Casper Events Center, Casper Wrestling Club Wed., Feb 27th .........A PLAY BY WILLIAM SHAKSPEARE “RICHARD III”, Gerturde Krampert Theatre Complex at Casper College, Casper College Department of Theater and Dance

Social Security Gets Online Access

If you have a computer with Internet access, you can have your own account at Social Security, even if you’re not yet collecting benefits. You’ll be able to do a number of things with your account, including check your payment history, look at your earnings record, get your benefit verification letter and make changes to your direct-deposit information. The benefit letter can come in handy if you need to apply for other benefits or loans. There’s no waiting for the letter to be mailed.

If you don’t receive benefits yet (but are age 18 or older), you can get information and estimates of benefits you’ll receive in the future, your earnings record and estimates of the Social Security and Medicare taxes you’ve paid in. Why would you want to do this? There’s the convenience, of course. But it also will save Social Security some money. Instead of having people send out the benefit verification letters, you’ll be able to print it immediately. To open an online account, click on the My Social Security tab at www.socialsecurity.gov. Be prepared to answer questions only you would know the answer to. You’ll set up a user name and password. The requirements are that you have an email address, a Social Security number, a mailing address in the U.S. and be at least 18 years old. First, though, make sure your computer’s virus program is up to date, including your firewall and WiFi settings, if you have a router.

If you’ve had a My Social Security Account in the past and you already get benefits, your password will no longer work. They’ve revamped the website and you’ll need to create a new account. © 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.


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351 N Forest #43

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• 3 Bed, 2 Bath home • Lovely open floor plan • Beautiful master suite

Call Tricia • 277-0750

• Nice landscaping • Sits on an ARC corner lot • Central A/C/All Appliances

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• Large deck, carport & shed • Electric Fireplace Included

Downtown office space for rent!

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Short term/long term available Call 307-577-7355 for more information!

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• 2.48 Acres of Prime Real Estate • Appx. 650’ of river frontage

• Zoned Estate Business • Endless Possibilities!

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• Large 54x98 steel sided building • 5 overhead doors

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• Vintage home that’s been completely redone • 4 Bed, 2 Bath, 1 Car • Utilities, electrical, plumbing, sewer, roof • Furnace, central A/C, walls, windows, flooring

• 5 Bedroom, 3 Bath Home • Large open kitchen, new 2nd full kitchen on lower level in walkout basement • Beautifully Landscaped • Extra Large family room downstairs • 2 car attached garage

$70,000

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• Large Corner Lot • Possible Small Business Location • Room to build • Great investment for the first time buyer or retiree • Across from Rec Center

NEED PROPERTY MANAGER? CALL TRICIA, RAMONA, OR MARY AT 577-7355 •


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