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GLENROCK DOUGLAS KEY INGREDIENTS! America by Food June 29-Aug. 18 On display at the Wyoming Pioneer Museum The Smithsonian is coming to Douglas! Take a look at the history ������������������������������������ and locally. Stay tuned for more ������������������������������������� in conjunction with the display. Call 307-358-9288 for more details.

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WATER SLIDES! VALENTINE SPEEDWAY �������������������������������������� Catch the “Father’s Day Special” on Glenrock’s dirt track. Visit ValentineSpeedway.org for details.

DEER CREEK MUSEUM

Noon to 5 p.m. daily, Washington Park in Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Douglas 935 W. Birch in Glenrock Family fun awaits you at Check your mail at the historic the Douglas Water Park, �������������������������������� home to two towering the Oregon Trail and visit with water slides and a the local historians who keep covered pool for toddlers. Enjoy a day in the sun! Glenrock’s Deer Creek Museum open for visitors! Call 307-436-2810 for more

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Stop Banking. Start Owning. The Difference Between a Bank and a Credit Union It may seem that credit unions and banks offer the same products and services upon first glance. Both types of financial institutions give people a variety of options for saving money, writing checks, using debit cards, and getting loans. The same opportunities for financial solutions may exist at both credit unions and banks – but it doesn’t mean those solutions are created equal. Here are some of the major differences between credit unions and banks: Basic Terminology Differences When you have a financial account with a traditional bank, you’re considered an gaccount holder h, or a customer. When you have an account through a credit union, you become a gmember h which essentially makes you a partial owner of the organization. All members of a credit union are equal owners with equal voting privileges. A gsavings account h at a bank is called a gshare account

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h at a credit union, while a bank gchecking account h is called a gshare draft. h

the overage in the form of dividends to its members (everyone who has an account).

For Profit vs Not-For-Profit The primary difference between a credit union and a bank is their tax status. A bank is a for profit organization, while a credit union is not-for-profit. Bank profits are returned as earnings to their stockholders. Stockholders receive their income through the bank customers. In order to serve the stockholders f interest, banks are incented to charge higher interest and fees in order to drive higher profits. The benefit of the bank fs for-profit nature is that it also incented to drive innovation in order to attract and better serve its customers. As such, banks often offer valuable features and services that credit unions are slower to adopt. Large banks are also more widely available across the United States (and internationally), giving account holders more access to in-network ATMs and branch offices for conducting banking away from home. Since the credit union isn’t out to turn a profit, it can return its earnings to the members in the form of higher interest rates on savings products and lower interest rates on loans and credit cards. If a credit union should bring in more money than it requires to operate the organization, it will distribute

Board of Directors Account holders of banks do not have a vote in the decisions made by a bank. The board of directors of a bank is required by law to make decisions in the best interest of the stockholders – not the customers of that bank. A stockholder of a banking institution does not need to use that bank for his or her financial needs. The board of directors for credit unions is elected by the members. They are unpaid volunteers who serve the membership fs best interests. This gives members more of an influence on the credit union, as each member has an equal vote no matter how much money they have on deposit or the number of accounts they have through the union. Now that you know the difference between a bank and a credit union, come take advantage of the benefits of being a member! For more information regarding this article visit http://www.depositaccounts.com/blog/the-differences-betweencredit-unions-and-banks-.html


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• Lightning isn’t solely a phenomenon of Earth: Astronomers have noted lightning bolts on Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.

• In Germany, cacao was used for medicinal purposes long before it was used to make chocolate.

• In 1915, the average annual income for a family in the United States was $687.

• It is, perhaps, unsurprising that the first dutyfree airport shop -- those favored sources of tax-free liquor -- was in Shannon, Ireland.

by Samantha Weaver

• It is still not known who made the following sage observation: “The difference between ‘involvement’ and ‘commitment’ is like an eggs-and-ham breakfast: The chicken was ‘involved’; the pig was ‘committed.’” • If you wanted to use fossil fuels to equal the amount of energy released by the sun onto the Earth, you’d have to burn 550 billion tons of coal every day.

• You might be surprised to learn that the name Adam isn’t actually a proper name in the classical Hebrew language; it’s a generic term for a human being. • If you’re planning a visit to the village of Chester in the United Kingdom, be glad you’re not from Wales. In that town, the law says that any Welshman found within the city walls after sunset may be shot with a longbow.

• It was in the very early years of the 20th century when, in his “Devil’s Dictionary,” Ambrose Bierce defined a corporation as “an ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility.” • In Alabama, every purchase of a deck of playing cards is subject to a special 10-cent tax. Those who sell the cards must pay a $1 to $3 license fee. © 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.


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HEAVY EQUIPMENT OILFIELD EQUIPMENT for sale. 5 tandem Dump trucks, 4 tandem water/spray trucks, 2 Gorman Rupp 6x6 water/trash pumps, Case 1450 trackloader. Located in LaSalle, CO. Call 970-219-8692. si habla espanol.

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• My best tip for the beach? A laundry basket and a bungee cord. I put my cooler, bags and beach toys in the basket and pull it along the sand using the bungee. It has worked for me many times -- and it’s so convenient to keep things corralled! Here are more tips on beach vacationing. -- JoAnn

• “My eyesight started to falter a few years ago, and I had found that my glasses slipped and were uncomfortable during seaside trips. I dearly love to read, and have since discovered audiobooks, or books on tape. I download them to a digital music player and can listen all day if I like. It also allows me to people watch and even doze off! I am almost 80, so I can do that if I feel like it!” -- R.A. in Connecticut

• Must-haves at the beach: Zipper-top bags for trash and clothespins to clip a napkin down so it won’t blow away!

• “I keep an empty gallon jug in the trunk of my car. When I go to the beach, if there’s no shower, I can fill it with water at a faucet and get a good rinse there before I leave.” -- L.G. in Mississippi

• “Freeze bottles of water (take out a sip or two to allow the ice to expand) and juice boxes or pouches before you head out to the beach (or anytime you’re taking a cooler). They will act as ice packs to keep food and snacks cool, and double as refreshing beverages along the way!” -- A.A. in Florida

• I bring a thin, nylon bag to the beach in case I go shopping or collect shells, etc. It folds and zips down really small, so it takes no room, but

has come in handy most times I’ve gone to the shore. -- T.T. in New York 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. © 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.


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Memorial Hospital of Converse County announces the arrival of the newest technology in surgery today: da Vinci® Si™ SURGICAL SYSTEM DOUGLAS, WY – JUNE 10, 2013 -Memorial Hospital of Converse County is the first and only surgical center in Wyoming to offer the da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System in their operating room. The da Vinci® Si™ has several unique features designed to provide additional clinical benefits and efficiency in the operating room, including the ability to perform select surgeries from a single incision in the patient’s bellybutton. Together, these technological advance-

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ments provide our surgeons with unparalleled precision, dexterity and control that enable a minimally invasive approach for many complex surgical procedures. Commenting on the introduction of the da Vinci Si System, CEO Ryan Smith said, “We believe that the new features of the da Vinci Si

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System will help us provide the best possible outcomes and is proof of our commitment to provide our community access to the latest advancements in minimally invasive surgery.” da Vinci’s advanced level of technology takes surgery beyond the limits of the human hands and furthers the hospital’s goal of extending minimally invasive surgery to the broadest possible base of patients. While the hospital plans to focus their robotic surgery program on GYN and general abdominal procedures, other surgeons from around the region have already contacted Memorial Hospital about performing their own surgeries in Douglas using the new system. The da Vinci Si System can be used for a multitude of procedures, including but not limited to: prostatectomy,

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hysterectomy, myomectomy, coronary artery bypass, mitral valve repair and colorectal surgery. Founded in 1942, Memorial Hospital of Converse County has been serving the eastern Wyoming region for more than 70 years. The 25 bed critical access hospital has been named a Top 100 Hospital every year by the Rural Hospital Association since the designation was created in 2011. The hospital will hold a Robotic Surgery Open House on Friday, June 28th in the main hospital lobby, 111 South 5th Street, Douglas, from 10 AM to 3 PM. During that time, the public is welcome to see firsthand how the surgical robot works and try their skills at a simulated surgery. Surgeons and providers are invited to attend the open house from 4 to 6 PM that same day.

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Tidbits of Casper - For Advertising call 307-473-8661 • 161 South Fenway, Casper, WY • On July 5, 1946, French designer Louis Reard unveils a daring two-piece swimsuit at a Paris swimming pool. A Parisian showgirl modeled the new fashion, which Reard dubbed "bikini," inspired by a U.S. atomic test that took place off the Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean earlier that week.

• On July 7, 1852, according to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's stories, Dr. John H. Watson is born. Coincidentally, the author died on this day in England at the age of 71. His first Sherlock Holmes story, "A Study in Scarlet," was published in Beeton's Christmas Annual in 1887. • On July 3, 1863, on the third day of the Battle of Gettysburg, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's last attempt at breaking the Union line ends in disastrous failure, bringing the most decisive battle of the American Civil War to an end. Exhausted, both armies held their positions until the night of July 4, when Lee withdrew.

• On July 4, 1954, Marilyn Sheppard is beaten to death inside her home in Cleveland. Her husband, Dr. Sam Sheppard, claimed to see a man with bushy hair fleeing the scene, but the authorities charged Sheppard with killing his pregnant wife. Sheppard's case provided the loose inspiration for the hit television show "The Fugitive." • On July 2, 1964, in a nationally televised ceremony, President Lyndon Johnson signs into law the historic Civil Rights Act. The Civil Rights Act met tough opposition in the House and a lengthy, heated debate in the Senate before being approved. • On July 6, 1976, in Annapolis, Md., the United States Naval Academy admits women for the first time in its history with the induction of 81 female midshipmen. In May 1980, Elizabeth Anne Rowe became the first woman member of the class to graduate. On July 1, 1984, the Motion Picture Association of America, which oversees the voluntary rating system for movies, introduces a new rating, PG13. The action film "Red Dawn," starring Patrick Swayze and Charlie Sheen, became the first PG-13 movie to be released in theaters. © 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Thurs., Jun 20th ........THURSDAY NIGHT CONCERT IN THE PARK, WASHINGTON PARK 1030 S. MCKINLEY STREET, CASPER MUNICIPAL BAND Thurs., Jun 20th ........CASPER CUTTHROATS VS COLORADO SPRINGS, MIKE LANSING FIELD 1101 N. POPLAR, CASPER CUTTHROATS Fri., Jun 21st .............MIDSUMMERS EVE CELEBRATION, CRIMSON DAWN MUSEUM Fri., Jun 21st .............STAGE III PRESENTS “EXHIBIT THIS”, STAGE III AT 900 N. CENTER STREET Fri., Jun 21st ............CASPER CUTTHROATS VS COLORADO SPRINGS, MIKE LANSING FIELD 1101 N. POPLAR, CASPER CUTTHROATS Fri., Jun 21st .............PONY EXPRESS RE-RIDE 2013, NATIONAL HISTORIC TRAILS INTERPRETIVE CENTER Sat., Jun 22nd............STAGE III PRESENTS “EXHIBIT THIS”, STAGE III AT 900 N. CENTER STREET Sat., Jun 22nd...........SHOP FOR THE CURE, NCSD CENTRAL SERVICES FACILITY 970 N. GLENN ROAD, MULTIPLE VENDORS Sat., Jun 22nd............CASPER MOUNTAIN 2 DAY “FUN SHOOT” 2013 FINALE, CASPER MOUNTAIN ARCHERY RANGE, LOST ARROW ARCHERS Sat., Jun 22nd............BARK FOR LIFE, MIKE SEDAR PARK 781 COLLEGE DRIVE, RELAY FOR LIFE Sat., Jun 22nd............CASPER CUTTHROATS VS COLORADO SPRINGS, MIKE LANSING FIELD 1101 N. POPLAR, CASPER CUTTHROATS Sat., Jun 22nd............HEALING HEARTS 5K RUN/WALK, CASPER EVENTS CENTER AT 1 EVENTS DRIVE, HEALING HEARTS Sat., Jun 22nd............RIP SOLDIERS PRESENTS BIZARRE, CENTRAL WYOMING FAIRGROUNDS HALL OF CHAMPIONS, RIP SOLDIERS MUSIC Sun., Jun 23rd ...........12TH ANNUAL LAWDOGS VS COWBOYS CHARITY CHALLENGE SHOOT, STUCKENHOFF’S SHOOTERS COMPLEX, BESSEMER VIGILANCE COMMITTEE Sun., Jun 23rd ...........CASPER MOUNTAIN 2 DAY “FUN SHOOT” 2013 FINALE, CASPER MOUNTAIN ARCHERY RANGE, LOST ARROW ARCHERS Sun., Jun 23rd ...........STAGE III PRESENTS “EXHIBIT THIS”, STAGE III AT 900 N. CENTER STREET Mon., Jun 24th..........COMMUNITY WALKS, PLATTE RIVER WALKWAY, CINCH Tues., Jun 25th .........FACE TO FACE W/TEEN BOTTLEROCKET, Galloway’s Pub - 2800 CY Ave, Ken Holloway


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Slow Down And Save By Craig W. Armstrong The snow and ice have melted, the roads are clear and spring is here. Winter driving can be dangerous and very frustrating. Going to the store or getting to work during the winter takes planning. You have to allow for road conditions, traffic and the stress of taking to the ice roads. Once spring arrives, most people just want to relax behind the wheel and enjoy the open road. But there is something else to consider that you might not have thought about during the winter months-gas. Getting from place to place in the winter is enough to

occupy your mind, but once the roads are clear, you want to drive farther and faster, and that means using more gas. Here are a few ways to save on gas as you spend more time in your vehicle. Slow down and save. The faster you go, the fewer miles you will get to the gallon. Driving over 60 mph will decrease your gas mileage. It has been estimated that every 5 mph over 60 you drive, you are going to consume more fuel. Besides how fast you are driving, consider HOW you are driving. If you rapidly accelerate or brake, you are using more gas and will lower your mileage by more than 30%. Keep the pressure under control. Correct tire pressure is crucial to good gas mileage. Make sure that your tires

June 20 - 26, 2013 Page 19 are properly inflated. The correct PSI (pounds per square inch) can be found on the tire, on the sticker on the door or in your owner’s manual. Change your oil regularly. The classic rule of thumb is to change your oil every three months or 3,000 miles. This rule is a source of great debate. The point at which oil breaks down has improved over the years and many experts feel today’s oil lasts longer. The best way to judge when your oil needs to be changed is by consulting the vehicle owner’s manual. Pace yourself. If you do a lot of highway driving, use your cruise control. This will allow you to keep a constant rate of speed and improve your gas mileage. Lighten your load. During the winter months, you may have put bags of salt or sand in your trunk for added weight and traction. Now is the time to get rid of them. A lighter vehicle is a more fuel-efficient vehicle. Drag on your vehicle decreases its efficiency by 2%. Get rid of any nonessential items in your car and save some money on gas. Spring is the time to shake off the cold of winter and enjoy the warmer weather. Just remember it may be warmer outside, but gas prices are still the same.

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Medicare Unveils New Summary Notice Form

Medicare fraud is rampant, but because of seniors who asked questions about improper payments, more than $4.2 billion was saved last year. To continue to fight fraud and to help seniors understand the quarterly Medicare Summary Notice, a new form has been designed. To make sure the new summary you receive is actually from Medicare, start with the envelope. The return address will say Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Look for “Official Medicare Information” on the front and contact telephone numbers on the back. The changes to the form: Page 1 is a summary of your notice. It includes your name, deductible status and the status of all claims, including whether they’ve been approved. The total amount you may be billed and how many

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facilities (such as hospitals) submitted claims also are itemized. Page 2 offers tips on how to review the notice. There are instructions on how to check for possible fraud, how many Inpatient Hospital and Skilled Nursing Facility benefit days you’ve used, and a phone number to call. Page 3 is your Claims for Part A information, and includes where you were hospitalized, whether the claim was approved, how much Medicare paid and how much you might billed. Check the hospital dates carefully to make sure you were actually there on those dates. The final page tells how to handle denied claims or file an appeal. To file an appeal, follow the step-by-step instructions. If you need help with it, there is a phone number to call, or Medicare suggests asking for help from the facility itself or a friend or family member. Don’t miss the date it must receive the appeal. At the bottom is the address of where to send the appeal. 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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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.

We provide opportunities to Wyoming high school graduates and GED recipients, who DO NOT qualify for Hathaway scholarships, who have struggled in school, who want to further their education.

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Dented Wood Floor Can be Repaired

Q: My apartment has this cool original wood floor made up of wide pine planks. They’re painted over, so scratches haven’t been a problem. But there are a few spots where heavy furniture or dropped items dinged and dented the wood. Is there a quick way to repair these spots? -- Carla in Taunton, Mass. A: There’s an interesting fix you can try, using a clothes iron and a damp towel to try and bring up the dent. Because the dent is a compression of the wood, using dampness and heat may help the wood to expand and minimize the dent. This technique is not one that I would recommend for floors with a heavy coat of wax (as some older floors do), because the heat may discolor the finish, but since your wood floor has just a coat or two of paint, you shouldn’t have much of a problem. However, the paint may bubble or crack due to the initial damage and the expansion of the wood, so have some matching paint handy in order to touch up the area afterward. (As always, test a less-conspicuous area of the floor before making the repair.) First, dab the dent with a wet rag to soak the wood a bit. Wait a couple of minutes. While you’re waiting, fill the reservoir of your clothes iron and turn it on high, with full steam setting. Once the iron is hot, place a damp towel over the dent. Place the iron atop the towel, holding it directly over the dented area and trying to avoid the surrounding floor. Move the iron in a circular pattern while applying full steam, for about three minutes. Lift the towel to check


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your results. If the dent appears to be less deep, reapply the iron for a minute or so, checking each time until the dent is almost level with the rest of the floor. Once the area has cooled, repair the cracked or bubbling paint over the dent. Sand away the damaged paint, wipe clean with a damp cloth, and touch up the spot with matching paint.

HOME TIP: Placing runners or area rugs in high-traffic areas of your home can reduce minor damage to hardwood flooring. 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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