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Bow Hunting For Beginners By Sam Erickson

A bow and arrow is one of the world’s oldest forms of hunting. Cavemen stalked ancient animals across the world, but the bow and arrow fell out of favor with hunters with the advent of more powerful guns. Today, bow hunting is returning to popularity, with many people citing it is a more natural way to hunt and others simply enjoying the new challenge of a different kind of weapon. While many of the hunting aspects are similar, using a bow is a more complex process that takes time and practice. Probably the most important thing to know about bow hunting is how to shoot. First, you’ll want to spend some quality time shooting at hay bales or other safe targets in order to get your mechanics down. Like any kind of athletic activity, bow hunting requires muscle development and muscle memory in practice so you can perform when the time comes. Consistency is key in your pull. Pull the bow apart, with steady pressure going forward and backward. Don’t worry about your aim just yet. One technique that some use is to shoot with their eyes closed so they can focus on the motion. You don’t even have to release the arrow to practice this feel. Once you have developed this muscle memory, which won’t happen overnight, you can begin to aim at targets. Many people will recommend you alternate between a target and focusing on the draw. This alternation can help you to remember to focus on that draw, as a target often focuses the mind and distracts from the essential mechanics. If you want to increase the pressure and mimic a real hunting scenario, you can get a friend or relative to antagonize you as you shoot, helping you to develop your concentration and experience the pressure of a real shoot. If you are involving anyone, be sure that you are safe and that they never cross the line of sight of the weapon. Shooting a bow and arrow is a process that involves the whole body. Many people see the draw arm as the most important, but the support for the weapon really comes from the bow arm. Many people find it difficult to draw the bow originally, taking time to develop those muscles. It’s just as important to develop the muscles in the bow arm because that provides the primary support. Arms should be kept in parallel and straight out from the shoulder. Feet should be kept parallel to one another and perpendicular to the target, providing stability to the body. It can take a very long time to become a good shooter with a bow, but these easy steps, while not always exciting or glorious, will bring you closer to bringing down your trophy when you are out in the woods. Time and practice before will save you headache and heartache later one.

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Thurs., Sept 26th.....CULTURAL DINNERS AT CASPER COLLEGE, ROBERTS COMMONS CAFETERIA AT CASPER COLLEGE, CASPER COLLEGE Thurs., Sept 26th.....MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE, CASPER MOUNTAIN, FAT FISH RACING Fri., Sept 27th. ........10TH LADIES NITE, RAMADA PLAZA RIVERSIDE, RAMADA PLAZA Fri., Sept 27th. ........FIELD OF DREAMS CORN MAZE, 33 MILE ROAD, THE ARC AND FFA Fri., Sept 27th. ........HIGH SCHOOL INVITATIONAL VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT, Casper Events Center, High School Fri., Sept 27th. ........WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S LAND OF THE DEAD, STAGE III AT 900 N. CENTER STREET, STAGE III Sat., Sept 28th.........WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S LAND OF THE DEAD, STAGE III AT 900 N. CENTER STREET, STAGE III Sat., Sept 28th.........FIELD OF DREAMS CORN MAZE, 33 MILE ROAD, THE ARC AND FFA Sat., Sept 28th.........HISTORIC BISHOP HOME CONCERT, HISTORIC BISHOP HOME 818 E. 2ND STREET, CADOMA FOUNDATION Sat., Sept 28th.........BRUCE OAKS AND THE HI-LINE FEVER BAND, CASPER SENIOR CENTER 1831 E. 4TH STREET, CASPER SENIOR CENTER Sat., Sept 28th.........‘HOMEMADE WITH LOVE’ CRAFT FAIR AND BAKE SALE, Garden Square - 1950 S. Beverly St., Garden Square Assisted Living

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Coal Chute

Q: I recently acquired a coal chute that is marked “Majestic.” I’d like to know the value of it. -- M.M.M., Decatur, Ill. A: Most coal chutes sell in the $25 to $50 range depending on condition and design. ••• Q: I have inherited a small cigar case that was handed out as a premium at the St. Louis World’s Fair. It is embossed with an image of the Palace of Transportation. It is in fairly good condition. -- Bill, Rio Rancho, N.M. A: I found your cigar case referenced in the definitive book about the mementos and memorabilia from the Fair, namely “1904 St. Louis World’s Fair” by the late Robert L. Hendershott. According to this guide, your case is valued in the $100 to $200 range. ••• Q: I was fascinated by the California Raisins characters and wonder if the items I have are collectible. I have several key chains, a board game, a plush pillow and a coffee mug. -- Steve, Austin, Texas A: The California Raisins were introduced in a TV commercial campaign in 1986. Originally there were four characters, but soon more than 21 designs had been added. Most of the items are dated. Typical values are Hip Guitarist keychain, $65; plush pillow of Raisin figure, $10; beach towel, $15; and lunch box, $25. www.donellschocolates.com •••

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Q: At a recent yard sale, I purchased a Roseville bowl in the Rozane pattern. It has a design that features floral and leaf patterns in pale green. When was it made, and how much do you think it is worth? -- Susan, Tyler, Texas A: According to Warman’s Roseville Pottery by Mark F. Moran, your bowl is probably worth about $150 and was produced in 1917. There was a later line, also called Rozane, featuring a sleek, modern look in bright colors, including blue, green and terra cotta. ••• © 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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• One of the former Duchesses of Windsor, when asked to reveal the secret to a long and happy life, replied, “Fill what’s empty, empty what’s full and scratch where it itches.” • You might be surprised to learn that Italians spend more time on social media than people of any other nationality. • In medieval times in Great Britain, those accused of a crime could prove their innocence (or guilt) in trial by battle. This law was unused and nearly forgotten for centuries. Then, in 1817, a man named Abraham Thornton was charged with murder in the death of a young woman named Mary Ashford. The evidence against Thornton was nearly overwhelming, but he claimed the right to trial by battle against his accuser. Since the law was still on the books, the court decided it had no choice but to grant his request. Thornton’s accuser was William Ashford, the victim’s brother, but since he declined to appear on the field of battle, Thornton was freed. Shortly thereafter, trail by battle was officially abolished in the country. • With 1.45 million lightning strikes per year, Florida experiences more lightning than any other state in the country. Central Florida is unofficially known as the Lightning Capital of the World. • If you’re like 70 percent of Americans, you hate the idea of your parents moving in with you, according to a recent survey. However, if those survey respondents had to have one parent move in with them, two out of three would choose Mom over Dad. © 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Playing Charades With Your Mechanic By Craig W. Armstrong

"It's like a muffled squeak followed by a high-pitched bong, and sometimes it just hums. It almost sounds like it's humming that old ABBA song...oh, I can't remember the name of it, but it sounds like that." Is this how you explain to your mechanic the noise your vehicle is making? Have you ever used the word "galonk"? Have you ever imitated a Madagascar hissing cockroach when describing a noise or mentioned anything about what it would sound like if someone squeezed a duck...really hard? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you probably need help

conveying troublesome sounds coming from your vehicle. Cars and trucks make lots of sounds; some are normal and some are a definite indication that something is not functioning properly. Most people have a good idea of which sounds are normal and which ones need to be checked out. The important thing is to be as accurate as possible when describing those abnormal noises to your mechanic. Like doctors, mechanics need to have a reasonable and thorough explanation of the "patient's" symptoms; they will rely on you to give them that information. Be able to explain when you hear the noise. Is it at start-up or when you turn off the vehicle, when you are going uphill or around a curve, when you're braking or when the gears shift?

September 26 - October 2, 2013 Be specific in your explanation. Next describe the location of the sound. Rather than using the terms "right" or "left" side of the vehicle, you can avoid confusion by referring to the "driver's side" and the "passenger's side." Is the noise coming from the engine, underneath the car, from the rear, around the tires? You may even want to draw a diagram indicating the troublesome spot. Often a mechanic will test-drive your vehicle and listen for sounds so they can accurately diagnose the problem, but how many times have you taken in your car and it won't make the noise or "do that thing" for the mechanic? The main way to avoid this frustration is to be an expert, prepared witness. Explain any and all known "maladies" associated with the noise. There may be vibration or leaking fluid. Explain where you feel the vibration-in the steering wheel, under your feet, etc. Indicate the location of any leak and the color of the fluid if possible. Are there any other noticeable differences in how the vehicle is riding or handling? To repeat: Be thorough and specific in your explanation. Mechanics expect a certain amount of charades from customers (and they probably enjoy them sometimes), but accuracy in your explanation will help them do a better job of repairing your vehicle and getting you back on the road faster.

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By Sam Mazzotta

Building a Pet First-Aid Kit

DEAR PAW’S CORNER: I read in a guide to cutting dogs’ toenails that “styptic” will stop bleeding if you cut their paws. What is that, and where do I get it? -- Perry in Dallas DEAR PERRY: Styptic powder can be used on small nicks and tiny cuts to stop bleeding and reduce pain. That’s helpful when trimming pets’ toenails, which can be a traumatic experience for them, especially if you should trim a little too far up the nail and accidentally cut the quick. The powder is applied with a cotton ball or soft cloth. Most owners keep it right next to them as they trim their pets’ nails, so it can be applied immediately. In fact, styptic powder should be an essential part of something every pet owner should have: an easy-to-access first-aid kit for their pets. You don’t have to buy a complete kit; you can assemble a few

key items and store them in a tightly sealed plastic container. In addition to the powder, a pet first-aid kit should have gauze and tape, a small bar of soap, a disinfectant like hydrogen peroxide or alcohol wipes, Benadryl (plain, with no ibuprofen or acetaminophen), cotton balls and disinfecting hand wash (for you). Its main purpose is to treat small cuts and scrapes, but you can add other items that you think are essential, including the veterinarian’s phone number, extra identification tags, copies of your pet’s shot records and a spare leash. More ideas can be found at the Humane Society of the United States’ website.

Send your questions or comments to ask@pawscorner.com. Did you know mosquitos can transmit heartworm larvae to dogs, but fleas don’t? Find out more in my new book, “Fighting Fleas,” available now. © 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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

What’s Good About Good Cholesterol DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have a yearly checkup with a number of blood tests. All has been well for a number of years, except for my HDL cholesterol. I am a 62-year-old woman, and my HDL has hovered around 39. I watch my diet carefully, exercise daily and have taken and am still taking niacin, but the HDL refuses to budge. My

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total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol are fine. What should I do? -- L.Y. ANSWER: HDL cholesterol is the so-called good cholesterol. It’s believed to remove cholesterol from the walls of arteries and take it to the liver for disposal. For women, HDL cholesterol ought to be 50 mg/dL (1.3 mmol/L) or higher. For men, the target is 40 (1.04) or higher. British researchers have punctured the HDL balloon. They say that HDL cholesterol doesn’t protect the heart and that its benefits have been greatly overblown. HDL is a complicated substance, composed of a variety of components, each having different and often opposing effects. The full extent of how it figures into artery-hardening and heart disease hasn’t been completely explained. If you were my patient, I’d tell you to forget your HDL cholesterol. You’ve done everything you can to raise it, but it hasn’t budged. More importantly, your total cholesterol and bad cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, are at favorable levels. The main attention should be directed to these cholesterol components. If your doctor hasn’t said you need to be strict about HDL cholesterol, don’t pay so much attention to it. The booklet on cholesterol details its effect on the body and the heart. It does not contain this information on HDL cholesterol, however. To order a copy, write: Dr. Donohue -- No. 201W, 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 had a persistent cough. My primary-care physician thought I was allergic to Old Spice aftershave lotion, so my husband stopped using it, to no avail. Then she thought it might be acid reflux, and put me on medicine that did nothing.


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She sent me to a specialist, who took chest X-rays and all that good stuff. He gave me a cough medicine with a tiny bit of codeine in it. He said my cough would stop shortly. It didn’t. He sent me to an ear, nose and throat doctor. The first question he asked was what the humidity of our house was. It runs around 40 percent to 45 percent. He told me to get it up to 50 percent to 75 percent. We did, and my cough left in four days. It took three years and four doctors before I learned what was really wrong. I hope you can pass this along to the person with a chronic cough. -- R.G. ANSWER: A dry environment is not often thought of as a cause of cough. I’m happy the ENT doctor gave you and me the tip. The three major causes of a persistent cough are asthma, postnasal drip and gastroesophageal reflux disease (heartburn). R.G has alerted us to think of other possibilities. ••• 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.

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September 26 - October 2, 2013 THIS IS A HAMMER By Samantha Mazzotta

Vine Gets Tendrils Into Brick Columns Q: The brick-lined columns outside my front door attracted some kind of climbing vine a few years ago that looks pretty embedded in the mortar. Can I remove the vines without damaging the brick or mortar? -- Carol in West Virginia A: Pulling the vines away from the brick surface might cause some of the mortar to be pulled away with them. The tendrils can be pretty tenacious. Instead, cut the vines away from the surface of the brick. Gather up the parts that fall away along with the remainder of the plant. Stems and tendrils that stay attached should be left alone

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until they’re completely dry and shriveled up, then scrub them away with a stiff bristled brush and soapy water. If some mortar crumbles away during this process, note the damaged area. This should be repaired as soon as possible after the brick is cleared of vines, using a process called tuckpointing. Tuckpointing can sound a bit complicated, but it’s really worth it to learn the process for small patch jobs. It can save you hundreds of dollars in masonry repairs and potentially thousands of dollars by protecting your house from water entering via the damaged mortar. Head to the homeimprovement store. You’ll need to buy a concrete-fortified mortar mix (just enough for a smaller patch job), a mortar pigment to match the existing mortar color, a trowel and a jointing tool. If you don’t already have them, you also should get a hammer, masonry chisel and a stiff brush. Finally, ask for a grout bag. This is a cheaper alternative to common masonry tools like a joint filler and pointing tool. It works just like an icing bag used for cake decorating, only larger. Clean the damaged area with a stiff brush. If more mortar crumbles, don’t worry. You want to remove as much of the loose mortar as possible, to at least 1/4 inch deep. Mix up the mortar and pigment in a sturdy bucket, to the consistency given on the instructions on the bag (or until it just slides off the trowel). Fill the grout bag about half full of the mixture. Wipe the area to be repaired with a wet rag or wet brush. Cut off the pointed end of the grout bag and twist the wide end tightly. Pipe the mortar mix along the damaged area, getting as deep into the groove as you can. Smooth the newly piped-in joint with the jointing tool. Repeat the process, piping in mortar and smoothing down, until the new mortar is flush with the old mortar joint. Finish the job by brushing away excess mortar with a stiff bristle brush. Finally, let the repair area dry for several days. Unlike other types of repairs, you want to slow the drying time -- this allows the mortar to bond more securely to the brick and the older mortar. Either spritz with water a few times a day, or cover the area with damp rags for several days. © 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.


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