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HOMES FOR SALE 45-SPACE MOBILE Home Park, 120K income, Individually metered, great upscale neighborhood, located in the strong economy of sunny Hobbs, N. M. Call Daniel Ball @ Donnie Roberts Realtors, LLC. 575-441-5355 or 575-393-4100.

FURNITURE AMISH LOG FURNITURE TRUCKLOAD SALE!I While supplies last. Call 797-1543 BOOKCASE BED! Brand New, never used. Lots of storage. Retails for $1100. Will sacrifice for $634. Call 797-1543 LOG BED W/ PILLOWTOP MATTRESS SET-Brand new... Cost $990, will sacrifice for $625. Call 797-1543. MATTRESS TRUCKLOAD SALE Queen Pillowtop Matt & Box $279, King Set $379, Full Set $225, Twin Set $159. While Supplies Lastll Call 797-1543 MICROFIBER SECTIONAL BRAND new, never used. Retail $1300, wilt sacrifice for $640. Call 797-1543 POOL TABLE W/1" SLATEBrand New with cues, cloth, cover, chalk, wall rack, balls, cue extension, brush etc... Will sacrifice for $1350. Call 7971543 SOLID CHERRYWOOD, BRAND NEW, bed, dresser/ mirror, armoire, nightstand, tall chest, all dovetail drawers, ballbearing glides, beautiful. Cost $12,000 sacrifice $2,920. Call 797-1543

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Wonderful One Level! 3 bd, 1 ba, 1 car gar. Large master & updated bathroom. Priced at $117,900. Enter ID#2124 Town-Home! 2 bd, 1 ba, 1 car gar. Light and bright rooms, good sized kitchen. Priced at $85,000 Enter ID#2114 Large ranch home! Beautiful hardwood floors, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths & 2 car garage! Towering trees & deck! Priced at $189,500! Enter ID#2165 Westside Bi-level! Light & bright floor plan, updated kitchen & baths, great corner lot & deck for entertaining. Priced at $185,000! Enter ID#1645 Visit website: www.seecasperhomes.com For deatailed info, see pictures, virtual tours & request more information. Also get Pre-qualified for FREE! Call Wendy Brown Direct at: 307-473-8344

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USED CARS 1999 CADILLAC DEVILLE 135,000 miles, Excellent condition! $3500 OBO. 2000 GMC Jimmy. 116,000 miles. $3000 OBO. Please call 307315-0514.

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Interest-Only Mortgages There are those who say that interest-only mortgages are the main reason for the housing market’s problems in recent years. Loans were given fast and loose, with many purchasers barely qualifying for the interest portion, never mind the principal when it was added in. Still, interest-only mortgage loans are still out there, and purchasers will sign up for them. On paper, an interest-only mortgage looks enticing: The first years offer a significantly lower monthly payment, especially if you’re only going to keep your home for a few years. But Freddie Mac might think there are clouds on the horizon. Freddie Mac (the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation) was charted by Congress in 1970 as a means of providing stability in residential mortgage markets, especially for low- and moderate-income buyers. It props up the market by providing capital to lenders. It can be taken as something of a warning that Freddie Mac recently announced that later this year, in September, it will stop purchasing interest-only mortgages. Not only will there be fewer choices in obtaining a mortgage, the message itself is rather grim. Part of the decision, it seems, is that while Freddie Mac saw an increase in defaulted and delinquent mortgages during the past few years, the decision to end those mortgages completely seems to say that it doesn’t see a light at the end of the tunnel — and is bailing out completely. That’s not to say buyers won’t be able to get an interest-only loan, just that it will be tougher to find. Getting a loan is likely to be difficult, but not impossible, with borrowers needing to qualify at the full (interest plus principal) mortgage amount. There are other types of mortgages to consider: • Fixed-rate mortgage. These are the safest mortgages because your monthly payment will be stable for the life of the loan. The only things that could go up are the insurance and property-tax portions. With insurance, you have the opportunity to shop around. • Biweekly mortgages. You make half of your mortgage payment every two weeks. At the end of the year, you will have made 13 months’ of payments instead of 12. The mortgage gets paid off earlier because of the extra payment each year. Before you decide on an interest-only mortgage, run the numbers and see what they look like at www.mortgagecalculator.org. David Uffington regrets that he cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. Write to him in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to columnreply@gmail.com. © 2010 King Features Synd., Inc.


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Newman Makes All the Right Moves

Ryan Newman’s tire strategy paid off as he won Subway Fresh Fit 600 in Phoenix. It was his first win in 77 tries and first for Stewart-Haas Racing. (John Clark/NASCAR This Week photo)

Ryan Newman, who hadn’t won since the 2008 Daytona 500, put his No. 39 Chevrolet in victory lane for the first time by winning at Phoenix International Raceway. Newman’s first 13 Sprint Cup victories occurred at Penske Racing. He moved to Stewart Haas Racing in 2009 and made the Chase in his first year as Tony Stewart’s teammate, but the Subway Fresh Fit 600 marked his first victory with the team. In 2002, Newman was named Raybestos Rookie of the Year ... over Jimmie Johnson, who has won the past four championships. But the Phoenix victory came at the expense of Johnson’s Hendrick Motorsports teammate, Jeff Gordon. Gordon spun the wheels on his No. 24 on the final restart, enabling Newman to pull away. “It was a long time coming for me,” said Newman. “The emotional part, when I first started in the series, it just came easy. I was with a great team, had a great crew chief, great pit stops, all those things just kind of came easy to me, and then, as it got toward 2005, we got to struggling a little bit. I got a win

here or there, but it was not dominant like we were back in 2002 and 2003. “I wanted to get that first victory for our team and for No. 39 and these guys at Stewart Haas Racing who had never been to any victory in any series.” continued on page 15


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To add a bit of historical trivia, Newman’s was the first victory in NASCAR history by a car numbered 39. Late-race strategy led to the win. On the final pit stop, Newman’s crew chief, Tony Gibson, elected to change only two tires on Newman’s Impala, thus gaining track position. “It’s racing, man. It’s racing all the way up until the checkered flag falls,” said Newman. “You never know what happens. That’s why fans love the sport, and the strategy and the drama and what’s going to happen and how teams play it out. “Four tires, two tires, no tires. I’m surprised that there wasn’t a guy who went out there with no tires just to see. There was 24 cars in the lead lap, it’s, like, why wouldn’t you? Some guys just don’t take that risk, and I was glad that they didn’t.” ••• Monte Dutton has covered motorsports for The Gaston (N.C.) Gazette since 1993. He was named writer of the year by the National Motorsports Press Association in 2008. His blog NASCAR This Week (http://nascar.rbma.com) features all of his reporting on racing, roots music and life on the road. E-mail Monte at nascar_thisweek@yahoo.com. © 2010 King Features Synd., Inc.

• On May 7, 1902, Mount Pele on the Fr ench Caribbean island of Martinique begins the deadliest volcanic eruption of the 20th century. The city of Saint Pierre was buried and 30,000 people died when a cloud of gas with a temperature of more than 3,000 F sent an avalanche of boiling ash down the side of the mountain. • On May 9, 1926, according to their claims, polar explorer Richard E. Byrd and co-pilot Floyd Bennett fly over the North Pole. The discovery in 1996 of the diary that Byrd had kept on his famous flight seemed to suggest that he and Bennett may have turned back 150 miles short of the pole because of an oil leak. • On May 3, 1933, James Brown, the Godfather of Soul, is born. Brown did his first gospel singing while in prison, and he impressed the warden and the Georgia State Parole Board with his seriousness of purpose enough to win his release after only three years of an 8-to-16year sentence. • On May 5, 1944, Bertha Benz, the wife of auto pioneer Karl Benz, dies in Germany. In 1888, Bertha drove an experimental three-wheel model on a surprise visit to her mother 65 miles away, becoming the first person to drive an automobile over a long distance. During the journey, she unclogged the car’s fuel line using one of her hairpins. She also used the garter on her stocking to fix a broken ignition. • On May 6, 1954, in Oxford, England, medical student Roger Bannister cracks track and field’s most notorious barrier: the four-minute mile. Bannister won the mile race with a time of 3 minutes, 59.4 seconds. © 2010 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Q: How is actress Maura Tierney doing in her breast cancer treatment? Will she be back on TV soon? — Greta D., via e-mail A: Maura’s representative, Christina Papadopolous, said that the 45-year-old actress “has finished treatment and is doing very well, and is happy to move forward with the next phase of her life.” That next phase happens to be returning to the FX network’s action-drama “Rescue Me,” where she’ll return in 2011 for four episodes as Denis Leary’s love interest during the show’s seventh (and final) season. ••• Q: I thought Conan O’Brien was going to be heading to Fox with his late-night talk show, but now I hear he is going to TBS. Is this true? And is he taking over George Lopez’s timeslot? — Trista W., Seattle A: Conan recently announced that he will indeed be bringing his late-night-hosting duties to TBS. His show will air at 11 p.m., with George Lopez taking on the midnight timeslot with “Lopez Tonight.” However, make no mistake: There is no animosity in this timeslot switcharoo. George is the one who actively courted and pursued Conan to sign with TBS, and he couldn’t be happier that Conan accepted. “I can’t think of anything better than doing my show with Conan as my lead-in,” George said. “It’s the beginning of a new era in late-night comedy.” With a reported eight-figure deal, as well as allowing Conan to own his own show (which he would not have been able to at Fox), the move to TBS was the most profitable, creativity-wise and monetary-wise. ••• Q: I was very upset to hear that Dixie Carter had passed away. She was the epitome of grace, beauty and talent. How are her friends and family doing? — Edith D., via e-mail A: Not surprisingly, Dixie’s family is heartbroken by her passing on April 10 from complications of endometrial cancer at the age of 70. Husband Hal Holbrook released this statement: “This has been a terrible blow to our family. We would appreciate everyone understanding that this is a private family tragedy.” Friend and former “Designing Women” co-star Annie Potts told People magazine: “Dixie Carter was a Goddess. The kind of wife and mother that every mother hopes their daughter will become, and the kind of friend that is absolutely irreplaceable. She loved fiercely and was adored in return.” ••• Q: Is James Van Der Beek getting married again? I’ve heard that he is, but didn’t he just recently get divorced from his first wife? — Ginger F., Port St. Lucie, Fla. A: While the former “Dawson’s Creek” star hasn’t revealed if there are wedding bells in the

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Tidbits of Casper - For Advertising call 307-473-8661 • 161 South Fenway, Casper, WY 2 cups diced raw potatoes 1 cup frozen peas 1 (10 3/4-ounce) can reduced-fat tomato soup 1 (8-ounce) can cream-style corn 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

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• Each serving equals: 237 calories, 5g fat, 20g protein, 28g carb., 336mg sodium, 4g fiber; Diabetic Exchanges: 2 Meat, 1 1/2 Starch, 1 Vegetable. © 2010 King Features Synd., Inc.

Spray a slow cooker container with butter-flavored cooking spray. In prepared container, combine meat, carrots, onion, celery, potatoes and peas. In a small bowl, combine tomato soup, corn, parsley flakes and black pepper. Stir soup mixture into meat mixture. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours. Mix well just before serving. Makes 6 (1 1/2 cup) servings.

Your kids or grandkids will love all the vegetables and meat chopped into tiny pieces. 16 ounces lean round steak, cut into 36 pieces 2 cups sliced carrots 1 cup chopped onion 1 1/2 cups chopped celery

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

Knobby Finger Joints Indicate Osteoarthritis DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I’m beginning to get little knobs on my finger joints. I believe this is arthritis, and I have seen it in the advanced stages. What can I do to prevent it from getting worse? — Anon. ANSWER: The knobs on the finger joints below the fingernail are Heberden’s nodes, named after an English doctor who died at the start of the 19th century. Knobs on the middle finger joints are Bouchard’s nodes, named after a French doctor who died in the early years of the 20th century. Both of these knobs are signs of osteoarthritis — the common kind of arthritis, the kind that most seniors have at least a touch of. They’re similar to bone spurs seen on backbones and other bones, another consequence of osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis comes from fraying of the cushioning cartilage inside joints. How extensive or how incapacitating it will be is unpredictable. Most people manage to get along in spite of it. However, it can be a great burden to others. There is no preventive medicine to stop osteoarthritis in its tracks. It has a predilection for the fingers, hips, knees and spine. Should it strike larger joints like hips, knees and backbones, muscle strengthening will serve you well. Strong muscles protect joints. The exercise should not be so vigorous that it causes pain, but it should be vigorous enough to encourage strength building. Being overweight increases the stress on knees and hips, so you should strive to stay on the lean side. Many people swear to the effectiveness of chondroitin and glucosamine, both of which are available without a prescription, and often they come in combi-

nation. Not a lot of evidence exists to endorse them wholeheartedly, but if you want to give them a try, they won’t hurt you. The arthritis booklet deals with osteoarthritis, also called degenerative arthritis. Readers can order a copy by writing: Dr. Donohue — No. 301W, 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: For quite some time, my right shoulder has hurt. I saw an orthopedic doctor, who says I have a tear of my rotator cuff. He suggested surgery. What do you think of surgery for this? I am scared that I could be worse off after the operation than I am now. I am only 44 and am quite active. — K.M. ANSWER: The rotator cuff is a band made up of the tendons of four back muscles. The tendons wrap around the topmost part of the upper arm bone, the humerus, to keep the bone in the shoulder socket. Tears of the rotator cuff are a common problem and one of the principal causes of shoulder pain. Small tears can heal on their own. Larger tears almost always require surgical correction. All surgical procedures demand respect. Something can always go wrong. Most people who have had surgery to correct a rotator cuff tear are glad they had it. By most, I mean more than 95 percent. I would not hesitate to have this surgery. ••• Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column

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Celluloid Doll Q: I have a celluloid doll that is about 4 1/2 inches tall. The arms are movable, and on the back it is marked “Irwin — Made in U.S.A..” How much do you think it is worth? — Flo, Montevideo, Minn. A: The Irwin Doll Company produced dolls and toys throughout the 1950s and is not to be confused with the Irwin Doll Company of Canada. The American-produced dolls are fairly common. A quick check of the Internet revealed several dozen dolls from this company, all priced in the $10 to $25 range. As with all collectibles, there are always exceptions to the rule. Two excellent reference books are 200 Years of Dolls: Identification and Price Guide by Dawn Herlocher (Krause, $29.99) and The Blue Book: Dolls & Values by Jan Foulke (Hobby House Press, $19.95). ••• Q: I own an autographed photo of Elvis Presley that was printed by the Singer Company. Does it have any value? — Randolph, White River Junction, Vt. A: Maybe. You must first determine if it is an authentic signature by the singer. Two autograph dealers I highly recommend are Brian Kathenes, National Appraisal Consultants, P.O. Box 482, Hope, NJ 07844; and Ray Nugent, Nugent Appraisal Services, P.O. Box 11984, Naples, FL 34101. Don’t be cruel, enclose a self-

April 22 - 28, 2010 addressed, stamped envelope when contacting these experts. ••• Q: I have a collection of 40 Beanie Babies that date back to the 1990s. I was wondering about a price list for them. — Janeen, Salem, Mo. A: Barry Stein of Kirkland, Wash., has been selling Beanie Babies online since 1997, and he can help you. His contact information is barrybeanies.com and http:/ /www.barrysbeanies.com/generic31.html. ••• Q: I have a signed Picasso print, “The Dream.” I am curious about its value. — Jennie, Albuquerque, N.M. A: There are two excellent art galleries in Albuquerque, and maybe that is where you should begin your research: Oro Fine Arts, 200 3rd St., NW; and Levy Gallery, 514 Central Ave., SW. Write to Larry Cox in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to antiquequestions@aol.com. Due to the large volume of mail he receives, Mr. Cox is unable to personally answer all reader questions. Do not send any materials requiring return mail. © 2010 King Features Synd., Inc.

By Sam Mazzotta

Young Collie Obsessed With Animal Droppings DEAR PAW’S CORNER: We have a lot of nature and wildlife surrounding our property, and much of that wildlife crosses through our yard and leaves “pellets” behind — deer, skunk, fox, coyote and so on. Our 7-month-old bearded Collie, “Jesse,” is uncontrollably attracted to these pellets and eats them. How do I stop this behavior? — Cindy K., Clinton Township, Mich. DEAR CINDY: Stopping Jessie from eating those wildlife pellets (droppings, really) is indeed difficult. Dogs instinctively seek out unusual odors and often lick or eat other animals’ droppings as part of this behavior — after all, droppings can smell quite strong. The most effective way to control Jesse’s behavior is to remove the source of the problem — that is, the droppings themselves. This means combing through the property prior to letting Jesse out, and picking up and disposing of all droppings. That can be pretty labor-intensive, not to mention having Jesse go nuts watching you walk around the yard while he’s stuck inside. Another option is to fence off a portion of the yard big enough for Jesse to run around, while keeping wildlife out. A third option is to put Jesse on a leash when you take him out, so you can keep him away from the wildlife droppings. You may be able to combine a couple of methods. In addition to regularly cleaning up the droppings, take Jesse out on a leash and have him “go” in roughly the same area every day. He’ll soon associate this area as his elimination spot. Afterward, spend some time with him on basic obedience (sit, stay, heel) and walk him around the yard on his leash. When he darts out to sniff a dropping or other spot, give him a firm “come!” or “heel!” and, when he returns to your side, a small treat. In short, make obeying you more rewarding than exploring droppings. © 2010 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Thurs., Apr 22nd, ............ OUTDOOR EARTH DAY SERVICE 2010, CONWELL PARK (ACROSS FROM THE HOSPITAL), On Sacred Ground Thurs., Apr 22nd, ............ “The Bison: An American Icon” Exhibit, Fort Caspar Museum Thurs., Apr 22nd, ............A BENEFIT PERFORMANCE by STAGE III, WMC volunteers and Stage III Thurs., Apr 22nd, ............ READING WYOMING BOOK DISCUSSION SERIES, Fort Caspar Museum Thurs., Apr 22nd, ............ AMERICAN RED CROSS COMMUNITY CPR/AED FOR THE CHILD, INFANT AND ADULT CLASS, 318 West “B”, American Red Cross Thurs., Apr 22nd, ............WYOMING DOE 5TH ANNUAL SAFETY AWARDS CONFERENCE, BEST WESTERN RAMKOTA HOTEL, Wyoming Dept of Employment Thurs., Apr 22nd, ............ STATE HIGH SCHOOL ART SYMPOSIUM, CITY OF CASPER Fri., Apr 23rd, .................NIC Sensational Small Stuff Invitational, 400 E. Collins, Nicolaysen Art Museum & Discovery Center Fri., Apr 23rd, .................“THE ILIAD, THE ODYSSEY AND ALL OF GREEK MYTHOLOGY IN 99 MINUTES OR LESS”, STAGE III AT 900 N. CENTER STREET Fri., Apr 23rd, .................KIDS PRESENT “WIZARD OF OZ” PRODUCTION, CASPER CHILDREN’S THEATER AT 1238 S. KIMBALL (in The Commissary Mall) Fri., Apr 23rd, ................. OPEN RIDING AT THE FAIRGROUNDS, CENTRAL WYOMING FAIRGROUNDS Fri., Apr 23rd, .................STATE HIGH SCHOOL ART SYMPOSIUM, CITY OF CASPER Fri., Apr 23rd, .................OPEN RIDING AT THE FAIRGROUNDS, CENTRAL WYOMING FAIRGROUNDS Fri., Apr 23rd, .................MAKING PEACE POSSIBLE: A LECTURE AND WORKSHOP, WOLCOTT GALLERIA, SKY MEDITTION Fri., Apr 23rd, .................“The Bison: An American Icon” Exhibit, Fort Caspar Museum Fri., Apr 23rd, .................FREE CARNIVAL, 155 W. COLLINS, WESC FEDERAL CREDIT UNION Fri., Apr 23rd, .................CENTRAL WYOMING SKATING ASSOCIATION INVITES YOU TO THEIR ANNUAL SPRING ICE SHOW, CASPER ICE ARENA, Central Wyoming Skating Association Sat., Apr 24th, .................GALILEO: THE POWER OF THE TELESCOPE & IBEX: SEARCH FOR THE EDGE OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM, CAPER PLANETARIUM AT 904 N. POPLAR STREET Sat., Apr 24th, .................ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION IN BAR NUNN, BAR NUNN FIRE HALL, TOWN OF BAR NUNN Sat., Apr 24th, .................CENTRAL WYOMING SKATING ASSOCIATION INVITES YOU TO THEIR ANNUAL SPRING ICE SHOW, CASPER ICE ARENA, Central Wyoming Skating Association Sat., Apr 24th, .................KIDS PRESENT “WIZARD OF OZ” PRODUCTION, CASPER CHILDREN’S THEATER AT 1238 S. KIMBALL (in The Commissary Mall), Casper Children’s Theater Sat., Apr 24th, .................SHOP FOR MOTHERS DAY/GRADUATES/YOURSELF OPEN HOUSE, 992 N. POPLAR STREET. COOKIE LEE JEWELRY Sat., Apr 24th, .................MAKING PEACE POSSIBLE: A LECTURE AND WORKSHOP, WOLCOTT GALLERIA, SKY MEDITTION Sat., Apr 24th, .................SYMPHONIE ESPAGNOLE WITH JANET SUNG, JOHN F. WELSH AUDITORIUM AT NCHS, Wyoming Symphony Sat., Apr 24th, .................MAKING PEACE POSSIBLE: A LECTURE AND WORKSHOP, WOLCOTT GALLERIA, SKY MEDITTION Sat., Apr 24th, .................PAINT ‘TIL YOU FAINT! @ Pottery By You, 1627 East 2nd Street, Pottery By You Sat., Apr 24th, .................WYOMING SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT WILL PERFORM IN HONOR OF THE STROOCKS’, JOHN F. WELSH AUDITORIUM AT NCHS, Casper Area Community Foundation Sat., Apr 24th, .................STATE HIGH SCHOOL ART SYMPOSIUM, CITY OF CASPER Sat., Apr 24th, .................“THE ILIAD, THE ODYSSEY AND ALL OF GREEK MYTHOLOGY IN 99 MINUTES OR LESS”, STAGE III AT 900 N. CENTER STREET Sat., Apr 24th, .................KIDS’ ART A LA CARTE, NEIL’S BIG RED HANGAR, The Child Development Center Sat., Apr 24th, .................COED VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT SET, CASPER REC CENTER AND NATRONA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT FACILITIES, CITY OF CASPER REC DIVISION Sun., Apr 25th, ................COED VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT SET, CASPER REC CENTER AND NATRONA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT FACILITIES, CITY OF CASPER REC DIVISION Sun., Apr 25th, ................ARTCORE presents Susan Stubson & Catherine Viscardi, Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, ARTCORE, Inc. Mon, Apr 26th, ............... THE WYOMING CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN GUILD OF ORGANISTS PRESENTS HELEN GALENKAMP, FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, WYOMING CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN GUILD OF ORGANISTS Tues., Apr 27th, ..............BOOKS FROM AND ABOUT THE COWBOY STATE TOUR AND BOOK SIGNING, WINDY CITY BOOKS AND NATRONA COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY


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Walk for Health One of the best things we seniors can do for our overall health is walk for exercise. But it takes a little planning to get the full benefits. There are two things you’ll want to consider before you get started. Shoes: The more important part of your workout gear is the shoes you wear. These carry all our weight, and the wrong ones can lead to pain and injury. Street shoes or sandals are the worst culprits. Although you can buy shoes made specifically for walking, your best bet is running shoes. If a shoe can take the pounding that running brings, it’ll be more than adequate for walking. Get fitted for your shoes at an athletic shoe store. Tell the salesperson about any stability problems you might have, as there are shoes made for that. (It’s especially important if you’re going to be walking on sidewalks, where the surface isn’t as perfect as an indoor mall or gym track.) Wear the same type of socks for your fitting as you’ll wear for walking. Make sure the shoe is flexible, and walk around the store to check for comfort. Pedometer: It’s said that 10,000 is the number of steps we should take daily for weight loss, and 6,000 steps for maintaining health. Pedometers are little gadgets that clip to your waistband and count your steps. Some of them are electronic, and some work via tiny springs inside that sense your body’s movements. All adjust to your stride length (you program it to match your individual distance between steps) and calculate how far you’ve walked. Use the buddy system, or walk with a group, for safety. But most of all, have fun. Walking, or any exercise, is great for releasing endorphins and adding to our sense of well-being. © 2010 King Features Synd., Inc.


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