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is an endless parade of black cases on every baggage-claim belt. Ribbons and tags can come off in travel. If your case is black and you aren’t ready to replace it, try decorating it with colorful duct tape on all non-fabric areas. • Summer travel season will soon be in full swing. So this week, here’s a collection of tips for airline travel, beginning with one of my own: Make all reservations with the name on your official ID card, be it your driver’s license or state ID. It will streamline every encounter where you need to present your ID and tickets. • “Get samples of your favorite cosmetics, if you can, from your department store. This way, you’ll be able to leave your full-size cosmetics at home during weekend trips.” -- B.B. in California • If you travel quite a bit and are in the market for a new suitcase, spring for a color or pattern version -- the brighter, the better. There

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• “Bring contact information for your airline with you. If you miss a flight, call rather than stand in line. It’s more effective. Make sure you have all your information handy.” -- A.R. in Ohio

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can be many hours’ difference in travel times, so know the difference! • “Delayed flights happen. If you are late getting to your hotel, call ahead and have dinner waiting. If the hotel does not have room service, the front desk will have the phone number of a local pizza or other food delivery service, guaranteed! It’s one less stop to deal with.” -- J.L. in North Carolina © 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

• A “nonstop” flight goes directly from one city to the destination city, no stops. A “direct” flight means that you might make stops along the way, some even requiring that you disembark, but you will not change planes before your destination. There


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Free Information from Uncle Sam Publications.USA.gov is packed with free and lowcost publications covering dozens of topics: Animals, Cars, Computers, Consumer Protection, Education, Employment, Family, Federal Programs, Food, Going Green, Health, History, Housing, Money, Small Business and Travel. It recently hit the 1 billion milestone in the number of publications sent out. Here are some of the offerings on the website: The 2013 Consumer Action Handbook, at 156 pages, has information on consumer purchases, problems and complaints. You'll find consumer contacts at local, state and federal levels. Under the History category, look for the two-vol-

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ume series on NASA and all things space travel. There are 46 items under Federal Programs, including ADA disabilities, U.S. citizenship, government agencies real estate sales and the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). All are free and viewable in .pdf. Under employment, see Choosing a Career, Finding a Job, Job Scams and Fraud, Public Service and Volunteering, and Workplace Issues. For those changing jobs, look at Work Changes Require Health Choices and Protect Your Rights. The Money Publications category has a whopping 93 items in the following categories: Child Support, Credit, Debt, Insurance, Investing and Saving, Loans, Managing Your Money, Money Scams and Frauds, and Taxes. Look for the 23-page Consumer Guide to Financial Self-Defense for detailed information on protecting yourself and learning to identify scams. Get information on child-support enforcement, identity theft, job offer scams, variable annuities and much more. All are free, except for the print version of the $17 "Ponzimonium: How Scam Artists Are Ripping Off America." In the Food category, look for the free 74-page

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Recipes and Tips for Healthy, Thrifty Meals. It includes a two-week menu and 40 budget-friendly recipes. Also look for Sample Menus for a 2,000 Calorie Food Pattern. If you have pets, the Animal category has two items on preparing to care of your pet during serious emergencies like floods, fire and tornado. Not to be missed: Dear Abby "Friends and Family Health Kit" -- 20 quick-read, easy-to-understand publications ranging from Asthma to Tattoos. Order the print version for free. In most cases, you can either read online (.pdf) or download to your computer at http: //publications.usa.gov. You can order the print versions for those items with a cost by using a credit card. Unfortunately, orders by telephone are no longer accepted. Keep current by ordering or reading the quarterly Consumer Information Catalog. 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. Š 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

One of the goals of the Craig and Susan Thomas Foundation is to introduce students to some of the GRAND POSSIBILITIES available after high school.

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Is Your House a Home?

It's happening! Dementia! The parents, who took care of me, are beginning to slip away. Where are they going? How do I help them? What do I say? How do I keep them from driving the car today? Who comes first, my parents or my spouse and children? If only someone could help me! If you are experiencing any of these questions you are not alone. As our parents age and experience changes in their mentation and health we as their children have to move into the parenting role. Before we know it our Mom or Dad or even our Grandparents are slipping into the later stages of their lives. Their once vibrant personalities and quick wit have changed and slowed over the years. The hands that once cared for us are becoming more aged. The lips which gave good night kisses and spoke kind words of love are changing. WHY? Who stole my Mom's mind from her? As the body ages unfortunately for some, the mind does to. The mind begins to erase in different ways. Some lose the recent memories of Grandkids and Kids, and hold on to memories of old times. Parents once deceased are still alive, or even a town once lived in years ago becomes the here and the now. Hygienic changes occur, refusals to shower or repeatedly showering due to the lack of remembering. Loved ones in a moment of confusion can make poor decisions which can compromise their safety and others. Outings in the middle of the night can occur due to confusion. Even a few calls to 911 may be made because someone has stolen the sheets off the bed or taken the milk from the ice box. All of these things and many, many more are experienced by caregivers. In summary we become caregivers and suffer from caregiver stress and no time to have quality time. So one day it happens! We are placed in the role of decision maker for our parents. We wonder how we can ever make decisions for our parents and how can we plan for our loved ones safety. And most of all how do we explain to Mom it's CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE

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time to leave her house because it's no longer a home. When we were kids we didn't know any better, and our parents guided us and watched over us because they loved us. Now it's our turn to keep our loved ones safe. You have heard the saying, "Turnabout is fair play". It's our turn to give back. When communication and redirection has been less than affective it is time to involve the Health Care Provider. The Geriatric generation follows the good doctor's word first and foremost (most of the time). This can be useful when it's time to hang up the car keys and park the car. Or when safety becomes of utmost importance and it needs to be heard from someone else. Schedule an appointment with your Care Provider and he or she can better assess the ability to drive and can offer further information on what is physically safe for your aged loved ones. A house becomes a "home" when your loved ones live with you and chores and duties are completed as a family. As the children become adults and marry and go on their way they start their own lives with their own "home". Mom and Dad's home is no longer a home but becomes a house, a chore. These chores include, cooking and cleaning, shoveling snow and mowing the lawn, paying the bills, picking up groceries and medications, maintenance and the list goes on and on. Now let us say our loved one was living in an area without these worries such as assisted living. Wouldn't it be nice if family could come over for supper and Mom and Dad didn't lift a finger? The driving is done by a

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chauffeur. Just hop in at the front door and you are off. No more worries about warming up the car or shoveling off the snow and possibly falling on the ice. Medications are monitored and dispensed without worry. Medical paperwork and appointments are all taken care of. Social interactions and activities are just down the hall or upon request. People with similar age groups are available to discuss the "remember when" time in history. Singing, movies and popcorn, video bowling, and watching the sunsets are all possible. Even with the Grandkids and the family pets! Special moments need to be important and without having the worries of being a care giver. It's time to make your whole family comfortable again. Make their house, "Home" again. Written by, Kim Hershman, RN and Director of Nursing at Mountain Plaza Assisted Living. For information about these or other concerns call 232-0100, or email me, kim@mountainplazaal.com

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June 6 - 12, 2013 marketing research on the movie. The results? It was concluded that robots would turn off most viewers, and that under no circumstances should the word “war” be used in the title. Obviously, filmmaker George Lucas ignored the advice.

by Samantha Weaver

• It was architect Frank Lloyd Wright who made the following sage observation: “A doctor can bury his mistakes, but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.” • If you take the free toiletries when you stay in a hotel, you’re not alone; fully 92 percent of travelers do so. • In a traditional wedding in Fiji, the groom is expected to present the bride’s father with a tooth from a whale, and the bride gets tattooed before the ceremony. • You might be surprised to learn that lightning isn’t confined to thunderstorms; the phenomenon can also occur in hurricanes, forest fires, volcanic eruptions and even serious snowstorms. • What’s in a name? A great deal, it turns out, if you’re talking about housing prices. Those who study such things say that a house on a “boulevard” is valued at over one-third more than the same house that has “street” in its address. • Before the 1976 film “Star Wars” was released, the studio, Twentieth Century Fox, conducted some

• Idi Amin may be best remembered as Uganda’s corrupt and violent dictator during most of the 1970s, but from 1951 to 1960, he was that country’s heavyweight boxing champion. © 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.


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• On June 21, 1916, the controversial U.S. military expedition against Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa brings the United States and Mexico closer to war when Mexican government troops attack U.S. Gen. John J. Pershing's force at Carrizal, Mexico. The Americans suffered 22 casualties, and more than 30 Mexicans were killed. • On June 22, 1937, Joe Louis wins the world heavyweight boxing title when he defeats American Jim Braddock in an eighth-round knockout. Louis was the first black heavyweight champ since Jack Johnson, who lost the title in 1915.

• On June 17, 1958, a bridge being built to connect eastern and northern Vancouver in western Canada collapses, killing 59 workers. The Second Narrows Bridge was 175 feet above the water at its highest point.

player. Flood was trying to break the reserve clause that had tied baseball players to one franchise since the establishment of professional baseball. Today, free agency is as much a part of baseball as Cracker Jack and hot dogs.

• On June 18, 1983, from Cape Canaveral, Florida, the space shuttle Challenger is launched into space on its second mission. Aboard the shuttle was Dr. Sally Ride, who as a mission specialist became the first American woman to travel into space.

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• On June 19, 1972, the U.S. Supreme Court rules against Curt Flood in Flood v. Kuhn, denying Flood free agency as a baseball

• On June 20, 1947, Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel, the man who brought organized crime to the West Coast, is shot and killed. In 1945, Siegel had built the Flamingo Hotel in the middle of the desert, in what would become Las Vegas, with $6 million of the mob's money. When the hotel wasn't immediately profitable, he couldn't pay the money back on time.

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JUNE 9TH - JUNE 15TH, 2013 FRIDAY, MAY 31ST 2:00 P.M. .............................. POSITION DRAW LOCATION: NIRA NATIONAL OFFICE FRIDAY, JUNE 7TH 7:30 A.M. ...................................................... WORK TIMED EVENT CATTLE & GOATS LOCATION: EVENTS CENTER (VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!) 2:00 P.M. ..........................DRAW STOCK FOR 1ST AND 2ND GO-ROUND LOCATION: EVENTS CENTER 5:00 P.M. .........................................................................JACKPOT RODEO LOCATION: EVENTS CENTER SATURDAY, JUNE 8TH 8:00 -10:00 A.M. ......................... PANCAKE BREAKFAST LOCATION: CITY PARK NOON - 3:00 P.M. ...........................................................................MANDATORY CONTESTANT CHECK-IN LOCATION: EVENTS CENTER - SUMMIT ROOM 3:00 P.M. .......................................COACHES MEETING LOCATION: EVENTS CENTER - SUMMIT ROOM 3:15 P.M. .................................................................MANDATORY CONTESTANT ORIENTATION MEETING LOCATION: EVENTS CENTER - ARENA SEATING 4:00 P.M.-6:00 P.M. ..................................................ARENA TIME LOCATION: EVENTS CENTER - ARENA (4-4:30 BARREL RACERS, 4:30-5 GOAT TYERS, 5-6 OPEN) TBA ............................................................... CASPER CUTTHROAT GAME LOCATION: BASEBALL FIELD SUNDAY, JUNE 9TH 10:00 A.M. .....................COWBOY CHURCH SERVICE LOCATION: FAIRGROUNDS 1:00 P.M............................ “BULLS, BRONCS & BREAKAWAY” - MATINEE LOCATION: EVENTS CENTER 4:00 P.M. .......................... “BULLS, BRONCS & BREAKAWAY” - EVENING LOCATION: EVENTS CENTER MONDAY, JUNE 10TH 7:00 A.M. ......................................................SLACK LOCATION: EVENTS CENTER FOLLOWING SLACK PRCA PERMIT HOLDER MEETING LOCATION:EVENTS CENTER-SUMMIT ROOM (ALL INVITED) 7:00 P.M. .............................................................................................. SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS BANQUET LOCATION:PARKWAY PLAZA HOTEL (CONTESTANTS AND PARENTS ONLY) TUESDAY, JUNE 11TH 7:00 A.M. .....................................................SLACK LOCATION: EVENTS CENTER 7:00 P.M. .................................................................... 1ST PERFORMANCE LOCATION: EVENTS CENTER 1ST GO-ROUND RING PRESENTATION AFTER STEER WRESTLING WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12TH 9:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M. ......................................................... SOFTBALL TOURNEY LOCATION: SOFTBALL FIELD 7:00 P.M. ................................................................... 2ND PERFORMANCE LOCATION: EVENTS CENTER 2ND GO-ROUND RING PRESENTATION AFTER STEER WRESTLING THURSDAY, JUNE 13TH 9:00 A.M. .................................................................GOLF TOURNAMENT LOCATION: PARADISE VALLEY 7:00 P.M. ............................................................3RD PERFORMANCE(TOUGH ENOUGH TO WEAR PINK) LOCATION: EVENTS CENTER FRIDAY, JUNE 14TH 8:00 A.M. .................... NIRA COACHES BREAKFAST LOCATION: PARKWAY PLAZA 7:00 P.M. ....................................................................4TH PERFORMANCE LOCATION: EVENTS CENTER SATURDAY, JUNE 15TH 8:00 A.M. ............................................... SHORT-GO LEADERS TV HEAD SHOTS LOCATION: EVENTS CENTER 9:00-10:30 A.M. ............. SPECIAL OLYMPICS LOCATION: EVENTS CENTER (VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!) 11:30 A.M. ...................................................... FOUNDATION STYLE SHOW LOCATION: PARKWAY PLAZA 2:00 P.M. ..........................................................COWBOY CHURCH SERVICE LOCATION: FAIRGROUNDS 7:00 P.M. ..............................................................CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND LOCATION: EVENTS CENTER 3RD GO-ROUND RING PRESENTATION AFTER STEER WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIP AWARDS IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING RODEO

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RV Style By Tresa Erickson Imagine hitting the open road by day and camping out under the stars by night, all within the comforts of home. That‘s traveling RV style, and for some, there‘s just no other way to go. With over 15,000 campgrounds in the United States, RV trips have become the way to travel for many, the baby boomers in particular. If you are considering joining them this year, here are some tips. Plan your route While seasoned travelers might choose to go wherever the road takes them, beginners should have some idea of where they are going to ensure

a pleasant trip. Get out the road maps and travel guides. Check out the Internet listings and tourism boards. Find out where everyone wants to go and the best way to get there by RV. Don‘t forget about setting up camp for the night. Know where the best campgrounds are, pack the right road maps and make sure you have a GPS device. Select the right RV If you already own an RV, then you can skip this tip. If you don‘t, read on. Whether you‘re buying or selling, you will need an RV that can accommodate your needs. Think about the number of people you plan to take on the trip and future trips if you are buying, and select an RV that can accommodate them. There is nothing worse than being squished into a small RV on a super long road trip. Be aware that the larger

Renting also eliminates the dilemma of what to do with the dress after the wedding. You simply return it to the store. You don’t have to worry about finding a place to store your dress or coming up with the funds to have it preserved. No, you won’t be able to take it out of your closet and look at it lovingly from time to time, but that’s what wedding photos are for. When you feel like reminiscing, you can get out your wedding photo book and finger through the pages. You won’t be able to pass on your wedding dress either, but come on, how many daughters, nieces and granddaughters want to wear an out-of-style wedding dress? Do you? Pack for all scenarios RVs do break down, so make sure you have a roadside emergency kit complete with a fully charged cell phone and the number of a roadside service provider. Have a first aid kit as well and apparel for the weather. That‘s right. You‘ll want to check the forecast for your destination and make sure everyone brings the right apparel for the weather as well as the activities planned. You‘ll also want to make sure you have everything needed to break camp, along with personal items like CDs, DVDs and books.

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Senior Discounts Are the Real Deal

A young guy working in a restaurant recently made my day. He leaned over and whispered that if I asked for the “senior dinner,” I would save nearly $2, and the senior dinner came with extras. Who wouldn’t want that? Sometimes the hardest part of getting a senior discount is knowing what age qualifies as “senior.” Do they mean 50, when AARP starts sending us mail? Or 55? Or is it 60, 62 or 65? To find locations in your area that give a senior discount, check these locations online: http://www.sciddy.com -- The site is called “Seniors Pay Less,” and it’s organized the information by category. Put in your ZIP code and the distance you’re willing to travel. I learned, for example, that there’s actually a pizza shop in my area that gives

an over-55 discount. http://seniordiscounts.com -- Full access costs $12.95 a year, but may be worth it if you’ll use your senior discounts. As a sample of the free access, go to the site, click on “restaurants” in the drop down menu and put in your ZIP code. Your best bet is to call businesses and ask in advance (even Senior Discounts has some outdated information). If there are certain places in your area that you like to shop or have a meal, call to inquire about their age cutoff for seniors discounts. Make your own list. Don’t forget some of the big-ticket items, like your property tax. Some municipalities give discounts to seniors. If you’re traveling, ask about a senior discount for motels, airfare and car rental. Ask in places where you routinely spend money, such as the grocery stores, especially the chains. Carry your AARP card in your wallet, because in many places that’s all you need. Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Send email to columnreply2@gmail.com. © 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Volume 8, Week 22 THIS IS A HAMMER BY SAMANTHA MAZZOTTA

Make Hay While the Sun Shines

Q: I always order a few cords of firewood in the summer, even though I will not likely need it until late fall. That way I can stack the wood the way I like it and make sure it seasons evenly between now and winter time. And I don’t have to pay a premium or compete with all the other folks trying to get their firewood in the fall. Hope your readers find this useful! -- Carl F., White River Junction, Vt. A. Good tip! June’s milder temperatures are a great time to start outdoor repair and maintenance projects. In northern states, homeowners can begin preparing the house for winter weather; in the southeast, the lull between spring storms and fall hurricanes gives people breathing room to shore up their homes and yards, and replenish emergency supplies. If you have a fireplace, schedule a professional inspection and cleaning this month -- again, it will help you beat the fall rush, and many chimney cleaners offer discounts during the slow season. If you have a septic tank, schedule its annual inspection for this month, too -- it may not need to be pumped out every year, but the tank and related systems, including the drain field, should


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be checked for small problems before they become big, expensive problems. Outside, finish spring cleanup in the yard and garden. Grab a ladder and a helper, and climb up to the roof to see if there’s a lot of debris or damage to the shingles, eaves or soffits. Visually inspect the gutter system for damage, debris dams, rust or other problems. Again, the sooner you tackle smaller issues, the less costly the repairs will be. Finally, get your air conditioner ready for the hotter months. Change the air filter, and purchase a few more if necessary so you can change the filter every month until October. If the A/C unit hasn’t been inspected in a few years, have a professional come and do a complete system inspection, including the unit, blower, vents and registers.

HOME TIP: Attach a gutter screen to the top of your home’s downspouts to reduce or prevent blockages and damage. 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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103 E Birch - Glenrock

3410 Saratoga

New Listing

New Listing

$123,000

This home is full of charm Very open floor plan All on one level Really nice hardwood floors

• • • •

Lots of storage space Potential to expand 2 Bed, 1 Bath home Large lot & great trees!

to make it special for you

• Great layout & beautiful decor • New, clean, neat, and just perfect for you

1828 S Cedar

New Listing

New Listing

Call Tricia • 277-0750

• Two bedroom home • On a huge lot • Recently remodeled

• Newer kitchen & bathroom with jetted tub • All on one level, fruit trees

$147,000

• Exclusive 3 bedroom

(1 non conforming downstairs)

• Master bedroom with walk in closet • Beautifully remodeled basement

Call Tricia • 277-0750 • New bathrooms, • New Electrical • 1 car garage.

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1210 Cottonwood

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Price Reduced

• Gorgeous 2 story house • 4 Bed, 2.5 Bath • Extra Family Room

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• Newer kitchen w/ granite counters • Hardwood floors • RV Parking, 2639 sq ft

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• 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bath • This home is full of fine details

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

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• Remodeled in 2008 • 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home • Single oversized attached garage with alley access

Call Ramona • 259-4682 • Newer windows, bright cheery rooms • Open kitchen and living area

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$70,000 per Lot

Call Mary • 267-5588

• 4.77 Acre Lots • 16 Lots Available • Zoned Agriculture


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