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he tradition of hunting on Wyoming’s public lands began more than a century ago and that tradition continues to thrive today. Many of Wyoming’s residents are avid hunters who enjoy sharing the experience with family and friends. In addition, people from across the country travel to Wyoming each fall to experience the thrill of hunting Wyoming’s big game species. License applications may be submitted singly or in party groups of 2 to 6 people. The legal age for hunting big game is 12. A hunter safety card is required by law for anyone born after January 1, 1966. Out of state hunter safety cards are honored. The card must be in hunter's possession at all times. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department Regulations are revised periodically and hunters are encouraged to check for updates on a regular basis.Future season dates may change from year to year, so plan far in advance. Visit www.wgfd.wyo.gov for more information.

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Despite the U.S. economy’s continued struggle, a sizable number of us are comfortable carrying creditcard debt. Worse, we’re doing it to support a lifestyle our income doesn’t cover. A recent poll by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling revealed that 18 percent of respondents are comfortable carrying credit-card debt from month to month. Here’s what happens when you depend on credit cards to fund a lifestyle when you don’t have the cash:

--If your credit ratio (availability vs. percentage used) gets too high, your credit scores go down. Low credit scores mean that if you should need to borrow money, you’ll pay higher interest. Your insurance rates also could go up. (Yes, they check.) --In an emergency, you won’t have access to money you’ve already spent on your credit card. --Interest is added every month, which includes interest from the previous month, so you’re paying interest on the interest. Even more interest is added every time a purchase is made. It can get to the point that most of your payment goes to pay interest, not the balance. On the other hand, according to the poll, 21 percent of us don’t use credit cards at all. That isn’t a good idea either, and here’s why: --To make a major purchase such as a vehicle or a house, you need a credit history. Credit cards are one of the types of credit that generally make up a credit history. No history, no loan. --Credit cards can come in handy when there are genuine bargains for items you need or for emergencies.

--If you pay cash for everything you buy and disputes arise, you don’t have the protection you would have if those purchases were made with a credit card. Returns are easier with a credit card, too. The majority of respondents to the poll indicated that it’s best to use credit cards, but to pay off the debt every month. Here’s why that’s a good idea: --Low credit use and on-time payments raise credit scores. --Paying credit cards off monthly helps to avoid interest and penalty. --In case of emergencies, the balance of the credit availability is there. If you’d like to know more about The National Foundation for Credit Counseling or ways to handle your credit, go online to www.nfcc.org. David Uffington regrets that he cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. Send email to columnreply2@gmail.com. © 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.


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or an unusual pet like a reptile, tell the manager or landlord when you inquire about or tour the apartment. While some are willing to bend the rules slightly, they’re not going to give you a break if they find out you are hiding extra pets from them. --Be ready to pay pet fees. Almost every rental requires a deposit for each pet, generally nonrefundable. These fees can be several hundred dollars. Be prepared to pay them, or try to negotiate a way to pay them over time. --Be a good neighbor. Pet owners must make the effort to pick up after their dog, not let pets wander unleashed, keep pets’ vaccinations up to date and make sure dogs are well-trained to follow basic commands. --Be a good tenant. Pet deposits cover damage to the property done by animals, such as stains, shredded carpet and odor. Minimize this damage by housetraining pets and cleaning up messes immediately. You might even get part of your deposit back. Send your questions or comments to ask@pawscorner.com. Did you know mosquitoes can transmit heartworm larvae to dogs, but fleas don’t? Find out more in my new book “Fighting Fleas,” available now on Amazon. © 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Listen for the click After filling up, make sure you tighten your cap until it clicks to prevent evaporation of gas and your money. More than 145 million gallons of gas evaporate each year from vehicles, according to the Car Care Council.

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Going Farther On A Gallon Of Gas By Ralph Lee

As much as we'd like to hope, lower gas prices aren't likely here to stay. But with prices lower than they have been in awhile-and especially when they really start to rise again-here are some tips to help you save gas. Gettin' in tune Keeping your car in proper running condition is vital to getting good gas mileage and saving money, so make sure your engine is tuned up. Especially crucial under the hood are the spark plugs. Are they firing correctly? One that isn't can cost you as much as 30% in fuel efficiency. All thumbs? You can still replace your own air filter and improve your gas mileage up to 10%.

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once a week, that's 2,340 additional miles a year you're getting. Buy a quality tire gauge and check your tire pressure once a month.

Check the filter periodically for the things that can clog it-dirt, dust, bugs, etc.-and change it according to your owner's manual guidelines. Pump 'em up Make sure your tires are inflated to the proper air pressure indicated in your owner's manual. Underinflated tires can wreak havoc on three frontsthey rob you of precious gas mileage (up to 15%), they wear out faster than properly inflated tires and they can cause an accident. Do the math. If you're getting 20 miles to the gallon on underinflated tires, you can possibly bump that to 23 with the proper pressure. If your gas tank holds 15 gallons and you get three extra miles a gallon, that's 45 miles per fillup. If you fill up

You're not Jeff Gordon Accelerate smoothly away from stop signs and stoplights to get the most out of a tank of gas. 87, 91, 93, hike Figuring out what octane gas to use in your car can seem as complicated as a football playbook. As a general rule, use the octane recommendation in your owner's manual. Using a higher octane fuel won't necessarily get you better gas mileage, but it will you hit in the wallet or pocketbook. And while you're filling up, don't worry about topping off. You don't need to get the absolute most miles possible before your next pit stop, er, fillup, so trying to top off will likely only lead to gas spilled on the ground or on the finish of your car. Once the automatic nozzle shuts off, stop pumping.

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Tidbits of Casper - For Advertising call 307-473-8661 • 161 South Fenway, Casper, WY • In the original “Star Trek” series, a pair of the false ears worn by Leonard Nimoy in the role of Spock would last only three to five days of shooting before they had to be replaced.

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• It was famed film producer and studio executive Samuel Goldwyn who made the following sage observation: “The most important thing in acting is honesty. Once you’ve learned to fake that, you’re in.” • Sarah Bernhardt, the French star of stage and early film, who was often referred to as “the most famous actress the world has ever known” and “the divine Sarah,” often slept in a coffin. She said it helped her to better understand tragic roles. • Have you ever suffered from ottorrhea? If you’ve had a pus-containing discharge from your ear, you have.

• I’m sure you’ve heard that President Richard Nixon was sometimes called “Tricky Dick,” especially toward the end of his troubled career, but you may not be familiar with other nicknames he had. In college his perceived lack of a sense of humor prompted the name “Gloomy Gus,” and his tendency to spend long hours sitting and studying earned him the moniker “Iron Butt.” • Records show that during the last seven months of Elvis Presley’s life, he had 5,300 different medications prescribed for him. • In 1938, Fortune magazine published a prediction that, in hindsight, turns out to have been rather egregiously off the mark: “Few scientists foresee any serious or practical use for atomic energy. They regard the atom-splitting experiments as useful steps in the attempt to describe the atom more accurately, not as the key to the unlocking of any new power.” © 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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and head writer) to take the character in all new directions. The fourth (season) is about recovery. She’s starting a new life. There are various suitors who are being thrown in her direction. But she’s very reluctant to go through with any of it because she can’t stop thinking about Matthew.” Q: I thought Jay Leno was going to retire and ••• hand “The Tonight Show” reins over to Jimmy Q: Is it true that Lea Michele and Kate Fallon. Is that ever going to happen? -- Brendan Hudson of “Glee” do not get along offW., Spokane, Wash. screen? -- Bridget L., via e-mail A: NBC officially announced that Jay Leno’s A: Chalk that rumor up to good acting last day will be Feb. 6, 2014, with his staff of -- just because their characters didn’t get 170 getting paid through September as part of the along doesn’t mean the actresses behind the agreement. Jimmy Fallon will take over hosting characters don’t. In fact, Kate offered up her duties on Feb. 24, after the closing ceremonies Los Angeles home to Lea of the Winter Olympics. so she could hide out for “The Tonight Show” will a few weeks after the relocate to New York City death of her beau, Cory from Los Angeles for Monteith. Jimmy’s tenure as host. In other “Glee” news, Seth Meyers -- writer, NeNe Leakes is set comedian and “Weekend to return for multiple Update” anchor on episodes this season as “Saturday Night Live” Coach Roz. This makes -- will take over Jimmy’s me happy, because even position at “The Late though I love Coach Show.” Michelle Dockery Sylvester, there is always ••• room for the hilarious Roz. Q: I think I’ve finally dealt with the death of ••• Matthew Crawley on “Downton Abbey” and am Q: I loved Showtime’s series “The Borgias” now eager for more upstairs/downstairs drama. and was so bummed when it was canceled Can you tell me when new episodes will begin without a resolution. Any chance it’ll come airing? -- Frannie P., via e-mail back as a movie or something to wrap things A: Series four of “Downton Abbey,” which up? -- Jerry T., Montgomery, Ala. pick up in winter 1922, is scheduled to premiere A: The Jeremy Irons-starring period drama, Jan. 4, 2014, on PBS. Michelle Dockery, who which ended its third season this past June, has plays the newly widowed Mary, assured fans at gotten a wrap-up -- in e-book form. Mid-August the Television Critics Association panel this year saw the release of “The Borgia Apocalypse,” that as far as she knows, no other major characters a book based on the intended two-hour series are set to exit this season (referring to last season’s finale that never came to fruition. deaths of Matthew and Lady Sybil). Michelle told the TCA panel: “As much as I think Write to Cindy at King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, it was sad to see Dan (Stevens, who played Orlando, FL 32853-6475; or e-mail her at letters@cindyelavsky.com. Matthew) go, it opens up an opportunity for © 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. Julian (Fellowes, “Downton Abbey’s creator


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TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.

Shingles Rash Gone, Pain Lingers On DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Two months ago, I broke out in a shingles rash. I had some pain, but not a whole lot. After the rash left, the pain increased, and it’s still there to this day. I would greatly appreciate any suggestions you might make. I need some relief from this pain. I didn’t think shingles lasted this long. Would the shingles vaccine help? -- R.M. ANSWER: Shingles doesn’t last that long. What you have now is postherpetic neuralgia, nerve damage caused by the shingles virus. That’s the source of your pain. The entire story is complicated. When you were a kid, you had chickenpox. Even if you don’t remember, even if there’s no record of it, the chickenpox virus infected your body. It remains in a deep sleep inside nerve cells until later in life, when something wakens it and the virus makes its way down

the nerve to the skin. There it produces the typical rash and pain of shingles. The rash is gone in about two weeks. Between 10 percent and 15 percent of those who have shingles will face one of its dreadful complications: postherpetic neuralgia, pain that lingers long after the rash is gone. Pain relievers and time are the only things that treat this shingles aftermath. Sometimes antidepressants given in low doses can ease the pain. Amitriptyline is an example of such a drug. Seizure-control medicines are another group of drugs that can control postherpetic neuralgia. Lyrica and Neurontin are two such drugs. Capsaicin cream, available without a prescription, applied to the area of pain, might soothe it. Qutenza is a patch impregnated with a high concentration of capsaicin. It’s the latest treatment of the aftermath pain of shingles. A healthcare professional has to apply the patch to the skin. It’s left in place for an hour and then removed. It is expensive; make sure your insurance covers it. Often, doctors have to resort to a combination of treatments to control postherpetic neuralgia. The shingles vaccine won’t help you now. If given before an outbreak, it prevents shingles in 50 percent of recipients and has a 66 percent record of heading off postherpetic neuralgia. Shingles is a torment to many older people. The booklet on shingles explains it and its treatment in detail. To order a copy, write: Dr. Donohue -- No. 1201W, 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. *** DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I suffer from premature auricular continued on next page

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contractions. I have seen a couple of doctors about it, but none seems to consider them worth discussing. I was told I didn’t need to do anything. I wasn’t given any medicines. Does this deserve more attention? -- L.C. ANSWER: Premature auricular contractions are also called premature atrial contractions. The atria are the upper two heart chambers. These are extra beats sandwiched between two normal beats. If they aren’t numerous and if they are not causing any symptoms, they can be safely ignored. They are not an indication of serious heart problems, and they don’t indicate future troubles. 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. Š 2013 North America Synd., Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Sewing Machine Q: I have a treadle operated Singer sewing machine in an oak cabinet from about 1925. I understand these have become very popular with collectors. What is mine worth? -- Bill, Tyler, Texas A: Singer sewing machines were hot with collectors a decade or two ago, but that interest has more or less declined. Most Singers I’ve seen in shops and at antique malls have been priced for less than $150, even some of the earlier models. ••• Q: I was a big fan of Ronald Reagan, and in 1981 purchased a Carltonware “Spitting Image” coffee pot with his likeness. Even though I often visit antiques malls and shops, I have not seen another one like it. I have been offered $150 for it by a collector. My big question is whether I should sell it for that amount or keep it. -- Deborah, Sun City West, Ariz. A: Your ceramic coffee pot was designed by Fluck and Law and was so popular that knock-offs also were produced. If your pot is genuine, it is worth in the $350 to $650 range. Since most modern political campaigns are television driven, souvenirs have become less common, especially items such as your coffee pot. Humor and satire have been an important part of our political campaigns, and that is what makes your pot so unique and collectible. One of the better groups for enthusiasts is American Political Items Collectors, P.O. Box 55, Avon, NY 14414. © 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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August 22 - 28, 2013 THIS IS A HAMMER By Samantha Mazzotta

Cleaning Scaly Shower Fixtures Q: My shower fixtures have built up a coating of some kind of scaly gunk, and it’s also on the bottom of the glass shower door. Is there a way to clean it off without destroying the finish? -- Clark in Miami A: One of the best home-cleaning recipes for mineral buildup is baking soda and vinegar -- the same stuff kids use to make science project “volcanoes.” It’s an inexpensive first step to cleaning scale from your fixtures.

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Ideally, you should remove your shower head in order to clean it thoroughly. Turn off water to the shower or bathroom at the nearest shutoff point. (This might be the shutoff for the entire home.) Carefully unscrew the shower head. If you can’t turn it by hand, wrap a soft cloth around the shower head to get a better grip. If you need to use an adjustable wrench to loosen the shower head, wet the cloth and wrap it around the area that will be gripped by the wrench to prevent it from scratching the finish. Wash the shower head in warm soapy water to remove loose debris and rinse. Next, make a paste using approximately 2 parts baking soda to 1 part vinegar. As the paste foams, apply it to the shower head wherever mineral scale exists, using a soft brush. Pay attention to the sprayer holes: scale tends to build up and reduce the effectiveness of the spray. Set the shower head to the side for 10 to 20 minutes to let the foam work. Next, brush the paste onto the shower controls, particularly mineral buildup areas. Let the paste sit for at least 20 minutes. Some homeowners wrap the fixtures in plastic to prevent the paste from drying out during this period, but that’s up to you. Scrub the fixtures and shower head with a soft brush, applying more baking soda-vinegar paste as necessary. Rinse them with clear water. If some mineral scale remains, reapply the paste, let it sit for several more minutes and rinse again. HOME TIP: Common ingredients like vinegar, baking soda, lemon, etc., are inexpensive and effective alternatives to commercial cleansers. Send your questions or home tips to ask@thisisahammer.com. My new e-book, “101 Best Home Tips,” is available to download on Amazon Kindle! Pick it up it today for just 99 cents. © 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.


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351 N Forest #31

$24,000 • 3 bed, 2 bath • In ARC park near post office & park • Shed/Workshop with electric outlets

Call Tricia • 277-0750 or Ramona 259-4682 • Large kitchen • Larger lot with big trees

Swingle Ranch Acres

$70,000 per Lot

Call Mary • 267-5588

• Very attractive townhouse with 3 Bed, • Private fenced yard 1 non- conforming • Master has access to deck • 3 1/2 bath and 2 car garage • 3% closing cost

926 Lookout

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$100,000

3 Bed, 2 Bath Double Lot & Shed Really Nice & Clean manufactured home

Call Ramona • 259-4682 • • •

Built in 2000, not on perm foundation Off street parking Move In Ready!

1907 S Washington

Call Mary • 267-5588

• 4.77 Acre Lots • 16 Lots Available • Urban Agriculture

1235 S Kenwood

3905 Dorset Court

$185,000

$117,900

Call Tricia • 277-0750

• Two bedroom home • On a huge lot

• Newer kitchen & bathroom with jetted tub

• All on one level, fruit trees

224 N 9th - Glenrock

$170,000

Call Mary • 267-5588

• 4 bed, 2.5 Bath • 14x45 stick built addition • Large master Suite • 12x20 deck off rear addition • Manufactured Home Per. Foundation • Garage/Small Shop

908 SW Wyo Blvd Mills

ON THE RIVER!

$140,000

Call Tricia • 277-0750

• Freshly painted 3 Bed, 1 Bath home • Quiet Neighborhood • New Landscaping • One Level Living!

Call Mary • 267-5588 $425,000 • 2.48 Acres of Prime Real Estate • Zoned Estate Business • Appx. 650’ of river frontage • Endless Possibilities!

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

3 S Monkey •

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4 Bed, 3 Bath 2 car garage 30x40 shop 5 Acres

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Call Ramona • 259-4682 • • •

County Property Fully Fenced Horses welcome!


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