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Tidbits of Casper - For Advertising call 307-473-8661 • 161 South Fenway, Casper, WY

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Issue #540

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Published and Distributed Weekly by Alimon Publishing, LLC - www.tidbitswyoming.com - tidbits@tidbitswyoming.com - 307-473-8661

Laugh-A-Bit with Tidbits The best response when caught sleeping at your desk at work: “... and I especially want to thank you for my excellent boss. Amen.”


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Wyoming's Top Hunting Violations FAILURE TO WEAR FLOURESCENT ORANGE For whatever reason, some big game hunters still refuse to wear fluorescent orange. Wyoming has a flexible hunter orange law compared to many states. In Wyoming, hunters must visibly wear a fluorescent orange vest/coat, hat or both. FAILURE TO PURCHASE CONSERVATION STAMP In addition to the license, all hunters, except Pioneer License holders who are exercising hunting or fishing privileges under a pioneer license, must purchase a $12.50 Conservation Stamp. If the pioneer is hunting on a non-pioneer license, a conservation stamp is required. INFORMATION YOU NEED TO KNOW:

Hunter Safety: : If you are going to hunt with us and your age requires a hunters safety course Please be aware you must carry valid proof of completing this course before going afield. You will be required to take a safety course if you were born after Jan. 1st 1966. If you are in need of this course please contact your local Department of Natural Resources(or equivalent) for available classes and locations.

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Safety Orange: Big Game hunters in Wyoming must wear, in a visible manner, one or more exterior garments of hunter orange, from the waist up.

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Thought for the Day: “Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.” -- Albert Einstein

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• On Oct. 6, 1683, encouraged by William Penn’s offer of 5,000 acres of land in the colony of Pennsylvania and the freedom to practice their religion, the first Mennonites arrive in America aboard the Concord. The German Mennonites were founded in Europe by Menno Simons in the 16th century. • On Oct. 2, 1780, British Major John Andre, an accomplice of Benedict Arnold, is hanged as a spy by U.S. military forces in Tappan, N.Y. Andre wrote a letter to Gen. George Washington asking that he be executed by firing squad, that being a more “gentlemanly” death than hanging. • On Oct. 4, 1861, President Abraham Lincoln observes a balloon demonstration near Washington, D.C. Both Confederate and Union armies experimented with using balloons to gather military intelligence in the early stages of the war, but the balloons proved to be dangerous and impractical for most situations. • On Oct. 1, 1908, the first production Model T Ford is completed in Detroit. The cheapest one initially cost $825, or about $18,000 in today’s dollars. It had a 22horsepower, four-cylinder engine that could run on gasoline or hemp-based fuel. © 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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

Toenail Fungus Resists Treatment DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Third letter, same request. Please tell me how to get rid of fungus under a toenail. -- B.K. ANSWER: Toenail fungus is prevalent among older people, and often, the infected person has no idea where he or she picked it up. The big toe’s nail is the one the fungus seems to like the best. The nail turns yellow, becomes thick and brittle, and has crumbly material extending from its edge under the nail to its base. The nail doesn’t usually hurt or itch. It just looks awful. Treatment for nail fungus is less than a huge success. Penlac (ciclopirox) Nail Lacquer is applied directly to the nail. The cure rate isn’t impressive. Oral medicines have the best results, but the results aren’t something to write home about. Further, they’re expensive, and often are not covered by insurance. One such medicine is Sporanox (itraconazole). It’s taken twice a day for one week of each month, for three or four months. Liver enzymes should be monitored while using it, because it can, but rarely does, damage liver cells. Some people opt for nail removal. A new treatment employs a laser. As with oral medicines, it’s expensive and most insurers don’t cover the cost. Results are promising but not guaranteed. If the nail isn’t bothersome, if it’s not leading to infections of the toe or foot and if a person isn’t a diabetic, many decide to live at peace with the infected nail. It isn’t likely to shorten life.

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Home remedies abound. They i n c l u d e Vi c k ’s VapoRub, bleach and vinegar. I don’t have a lot of faith in them, and I would not use bleach. Studies on Vick’s, applied daily for 48 weeks, show a success rate of 22 percent. ••• DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My father and two uncles died from heart attacks when they were in their 50s. I’m 45. I haven’t ever smoked. I am active and eat a healthy diet. Should I be taking an aspirin? What dose? -R.W. ANSWER: A family history like yours puts you at high risk for a heart attack. I would take a daily 81 mg aspirin as a preventive step. You shouldn’t do this on your own, however. Discuss it with your family doctor to see if he or she has any other suggestions or tests planned for you. continued on next page

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The booklet on heart attacks explains why they happen and how they’re prevented. Readers can order a copy by writing: Dr. Donohue -- No. 102W, 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: Is swallowing gum harmful? I have done it for many, many years. Now I wonder if I am hurting myself or my stomach by doing this. Am I? -- D.J.

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people prefer to take it out of their mouth and dispose of it. •••

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

ANSWER: You’re not hurting yourself or your stomach. Gum isn’t digested. It passes through the small and large intestines without causing any trouble. Gum wasn’t meant to be swallowed. Most

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Thurs., Sept 19th. ... TANGO DEL CIELO, JOHN F. WELSH AUDITORIUM AT NCHS, ARTCORE th Thurs., Sept 19 . ... 2013 ANNUAL STATE REALTORS CONVENTION & EXPO, BEST WESTERN RAMKOTA, WYOMING ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS Fri., Sept 20th......... FIELD OF DREAMS CORN MAZE, 33 Mile Road, The Arc and FFA th Fri., Sept 20 ,......... HOG WILD FOR THE HUNGRY, First Interstate Bank Plaza, First Interstate Bank Sat., Sept 21st......... FIELD OF DREAMS CORN MAZE, 33 Mile Road, The Arc and FFA Sat., Sept 21st......... BOOKFEST & FEAST, DEAN MORGAN 1440 S. ELM, RAISING READERS IN WYOMING st Sat., Sept 21 ......... HOGADON SKI AREA TUNE UP, HOGADON SKI AREA, CASPER RECREATION CENTER Sat., Sept 21st......... 8TH ANNUAL RECOVERY RALLY, PARKWAY PLAZA HOTEL, 12-24 CLUB Sat., Sept 21st,........ MOTHER - SON HOLE IN ONE, OLD TOWN AT THE PARKWAY PLAZA, WYOMING CARES Sat., Sept 21st,........ GREEN ACRES CORN MAZE, MEALS ON WHEELS

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Lighting The Way By Craig W. Armstrong

Many of us take our vehicles for granted. We jump into them, start them up and take off. But, do you ever stop to think how hard it would be to go anywhere at night without headlights? Sure, most streets are lit, but it would be very difficult to drive at night without illumination. There are many types of headlights available, and while you get your vehicle ready for spring, you may want to consider your options.

The incandescent headlight is the most common used by America car manufacturers. The light comes from the filament. As an electrical current runs through the filament, it glows and gives off light. Another popular type of headlight is halogen. Halogen is a newer technology. It shares the use of a filament with the incandescent light, but its differences make it better. First, it uses a thinner filament. This allows the light to produce brighter white light than its incandescent cousin. Second, it is filled with halogen gas. The gas allows the filament to burn longer and thus extends the life of the headlight.

19 -are 25, xenon 2013 The next evolutions inSeptember "gassy" bulbs headlights. Like halogen, xenon headlights use gas to achieve a whiter light. Unlike halogen, xenon headlights don't use filament. They use electrodes instead. These electrodes are encased in a bulb filled with xenon gas. This technology also allows the bulb or headlight to burn much longer. As you can imagine, xenon headlights are more expensive. Standard driving lights provide a visual range of about 1,000 feet. Pencil beam headlights can double that range. The bulbs are usually for offroad use, and in many states, they are not street legal. They burn so bright that they are considered a danger to other drivers. Fog lights are another type of headlight. It's all about the angle for fog lights. They are designed to be pointed downward to increase visibility during rain, snow or fog. Light is not reflected off the elements and back into the driver's eyes. As you begin your spring car care, think about your headlights. You have many different options. Make sure the light that lights your way is right for you.

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307.237.3283 159 N. Wolcott Suite 135 Casper, WY • “If you have a fish tank, you can use the fish-tank water to fertilize your rose bushes. I do this, and it’s rich in minerals that the bushes love!” -- A.U. in Alabama • Make your own bed-buddy hot pad with a long sock and rice. Use a sock that’s knee high, and fill it about two-thirds full with plain, uncooked white rice. Knot it an inch or two from the top of the rice, so it’s nice and loose. Once it’s secure, stick the sock into the microwave for 1-2 minutes. The rice heats up, and the heat is stored in the rice. It’s wonderful for aches and pains -- or just for keeping toes toasty! • Shower caps can be placed over a planter and used to make a kind of greenhouse for planting cuttings. Just water and place it in a sun-filled window. Be sure to check it often, because even though it might be cool out, your little greenhouse can get pretty hot with only a few hours of sun. • “Loosen tight jeans with a cutting board! First, wash in cold water, then button them around something that’s about an inch wider than the waist ... say, a cookie sheet, chair top, cutting board, etc. Air dry. It’s magical.” -- V.L. in New York ©2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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September 19 - 25, 2013 THIS IS A HAMMER By Samantha Mazzotta

Pipes and Joists and Squeaks. Oh My! Q: I’ve got a squeaky-floor problem, but it’s a little bit weird. When people walk along the ground floor I can hear wood squeaking against the pipes that are down in the crawlspace. Is this a risk to the pipes? How can I fix the squeaking noise? -- Jim in Buford, Ga. A: You won’t know for sure without getting into the crawlspace and visually inspecting the pipes and the underside of the floor, including the joists. The pipes running along the crawlspace

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are likely suspended from the floor joists. If they’re in contact with the joists, then you might hear the faint screech of wood across metal as the joists rub against the pipes. How serious is the problem? It depends. If the floor and joists are in good condition, then you can reposition the pipe very slightly so it doesn’t contact the wood. Do this by lowering or loosening the existing pipe hanger slightly, or replacing it with another pipe hanger or a plastic pipe strap. You must support the pipe in place as you do any loosening or replacing of the hangers. It should not move more than a few centimeters in any direction, and it shouldn’t hang unsupported even during a quick rehanging job. Doing so could cause it to work loose at a pipe joint, and you’ll have a much bigger problem than a squeaky floor. To avoid this you can either rig up a substitute -- a sturdy rope or cloth tacked to the joist and wrapped underneath the pipe, for example -- or keep the old pipe hanger in place as you attach a new pipe hanger just a little lower. Once you’ve hammered the ends of the new hanger into the side of the joist, carefully work the old hanger loose as a helper holds the pipe in place. Gently lower the pipe into the new hanger. Repeat at other hanger locations along the run where the pipe contacts the joist. If, on inspection, you see that the joist is not in good condition -- it’s sagging, or you detect wood rot or water damage -- contact a flooring or foundation specialist. Damaged joists can cause problems throughout the house, so you’ll want that problem addressed immediately. HOME TIP: Talcum powder can serve as a quick, if temporary, way to stop squeaks between floorboards. 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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1527 Westridge

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