Page 1

October 8 - 14, 2009

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

October 8 - 14, 2009

Page 1

Issue #334

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

Specializing in:

Repos, Charge Offs & Tax Liens Call Today To Start Your Pre-Approval 1-866-215-1435 ph. 1-800-839-6752 hotline

www.autocreditfast.com Locally owned & operated

• Free Estimates • Installation available Wyomings Largest Replacement Window Store

Stop by & visit our NEW SHOW ROOM! 5150 Reserve Drive, Evansville WY 82636

307.472.3300 - www.rmwds.com

Low On Cash & Need It Fast? Payday Advance Loans • Check Cashing Title Loans • Prepaid Debit Cards Notary Services • Copies & Faxes Western Union Agent • On-line Application

Your Alternative Banking Option 4070 Plaza Drive #104 • Casper, WY 82604

307-473-4666 • www.e-zcash.org


Page 2

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

October 8 - 14, 2009


October 8 - 14, 2009

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

answers on page 7

Page 3


Page 4

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

October 8 - 14, 2009

• On Oct. 20, 1774, the First Continental Congress creates the Continental Association, which calls for a complete ban on all trade between America and Great Britain of all goods, wares or merchandise. It was one of the first acts of Congress behind which every colony firmly stood. • On Oct. 22, 1797, the first parachute jump of note is made by Andre-Jacques Garnerin from a hydrogen balloon 3,200 feet above Paris. As he failed to include an air vent at the top of the prototype, Garnerin oscillated wildly in his descent, and he landed shaken but unhurt. • On Oct. 24, 1861, workers of the Western Union Telegraph Company link the nation’s eastern and western telegraph networks, completing the first transcontinental line. The obstacles to building the line were huge. Among other things, Sioux warriors had cut a completed part of the line and took a long section of wire for making bracelets. • On Oct. 19, 1931, David Cornwell, later known as spy novelist John le Carre, is born in Poole, England. He joined the British Foreign Service in 1959. His 1986 book, “A Perfect Spy,” was the first of his novels not submitted to the British government for approval and possible censorship, given his former intelligence status. • On Oct. 25, 1944, during the Battle of the Leyte Gulf, the Japanese deploy kamikaze (“divine wind”) suicide bombers against American warships for the first time. More than 1,321 Japanese aircraft crash-dived their planes into Allied warships during the war. • On Oct. 21, 1962, Chubby Checker sings his 1960 No. 1 hit, “The Twist,” on Ed Sullivan’s variety show. His appearance boosted sales of the record, and in January the song hit No. 1 again, making “The Twist” the only record ever to top the charts twice. • On Oct. 23, 1989, 23 people die in a series of explosions sparked by an ethylene leak at the Phillips Petroleum Company factory in Pasadena, Texas. A subsequent investigation found that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) had not done a comprehensive inspection of the plant since 1975. © 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.


October 8 - 14, 2009

ADOPTION A BEAUTIFUL FINANCIALLY secure home filled with LOVE music & laughter, stay home mom & doting dad yearn for baby. Expenses paid. Ned & Stephanie. 1-800-816-8424 ADOPT: AFFECTIONATE Creative professionals yearn to be loving Dad and Full-time Mom to 1st baby. Brian and Jeanne. Expenses paid. 1-800237-4116 pin00

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

AMPUTEE SUPPORT GROUP Every first Thursday of the month at Elk Horn Valley Rehab Hospital, 5712 E. 2ND St, at 6:30pm. For more information contact Jo 2358825, Allen 259-0922 or Nancy 258-5258.

FURNITURE AMISH LOG BED with Pillowtop Mattress Set: BRAND NEW, still in factory plastic. Retail $1495. Will sacrifice for $690. Call 473-2400. AMISH LOG FURNITURE TRUCKLOAD SALE!!! Beds, Dressers, Nightstands, Bookcases and More.... Huge savings while supplies last. Call 797-1543. FULL PILLOWTOP MATTRESS Set: BRAND NEW, stil in factory plastic. Retail $450. Will sacrifice for $225. Call 797-1543 KING PILLOWTOP MATTRESS Set: BRAND NEW, still in factory plastic. Retail $700. Will sacrifice for $380. Call 797-1543 OFFICE FURNITURE for sale. 2 Solid Oak Desks, 6 months old, $200 each. Call 259-3428. QUEEN PILLOWTOP MATTRESS Set: BRAND NEW, still in factory plastic. Retail $500. Will sacrifice for $279. Call 797-1543 ROCKER RECLINER, BRAND NEW, Overstuffed. Retail $650. Will sacrifice for $398. Call 7971543

HELP WANTED SELL AVON? Stop by the NEW AVON office (not a store) if you want a new brochure, SELL or Fundraise. 1900 E 1st Street OPEN Mon - Weds 126pm or by Appt 307-702-2866

MISC. OPPORTUNITIES CAREER OPPORTUNITIES available with Farmers Insurance Group. www.farmersagent.com BECOMING A SHAKLEE distributor has helped me in countless ways. If you are interested in becoming healthier, and wealthier, it’s worth checking into! Don’t walk past YOUR fortune. E-mail me your contact info: raylorde@yahoo.com

Page 5

REAL ESTATE

BUY VIAGRA, Cialis, Levitra, Propecia and other medications below wholesale prices. Call: 1866-506-8676. Over 70% s a v i n g s . www.fastmedonline.com FREE DIRECTV’S BEST PACKAGE 5 months! 265+ Channels + Movies with NFL Sunday Ticket Order! No start costs. Free DVR/HD Upgrade! Other packages from $29.99. Details call DirectStarTV. 1-800306-1953 FREE DIRECTV’S FREE DIRECTV’S BEST PACKAGE 5 months! 265+ Channels + Movies with NFL Sunday Ticket Order! No start costs. Free DVR/HD Upgrade! Other packages from $29.99. Details call DirectStarTV. 1-800-9739027 WANT TO Purchase minerals and other oil/gas interest. Send details to: P. O. Box 13557, Denver, CO 80201

ANTIQUES I WANT TO BUY Antiques, Collectables and Coins. Call Bruce Smith at 2346663

BUSINESS SERVICES DOES YOUR ELDERLY need assistance’Available part-time for light housekeeping, grocery trips, meal preparation. Transport for errands, doctor visits, shopping. Reasonable rates, seniors my specialty. Ask for Chrissy ph.# 266-0736

HOME SERVICES REMODELING, PAINTING, Carpentry. Kitchen & Bath remodels. Trim work. Great prices. Fast, Clean and Dependable. Call Shane @ 307.370.0742

BUSINESS BUILDINGS FOR LEASE FOR LEASE.

Business Space. For more information call 262-7421. Ask for Sheryl. 2 bdrm house or commerical for lease. Call 262-7421

VANS


Page 6

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

October 8 - 14, 2009


October 8 - 14, 2009

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

Sponsored by

455 Thelma Dr. • 265-6928 3920 S. Poplar • 234-4241

answers on page 7

answers on page 7 answers on page 7

Puzzle Answers

Page 7


Page 8

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

••• Q: Will the TV series “Life” be back on this season? — Glenda F., via e-mail A: NBC announced in Q: With the news that Heather Locklear is reMay that “Life” would turning to “Melrose Place” to join former co-stars not be back for a third Laura Leighton, Thomas Calabro, Josie Bissett and season. The show reDaphne Zuniga, is there any chance the producers ceived critical praise and can lure any of the other former “Melrose” resipretty good overall ratdents back? — Kathy D., Myrtle Beach, S.C. Courtney Thorne-Smith ings, however, NBC had A: When I spoke recently with Courtney Thorneto cut a lot of shows to make room for “The Jay Leno Smith, who was promoting her new Lifetime TeleShow,” which airs five nights a week in the 10 p.m. vision movie “Sorority Wars,” I asked her if she’d slot. You can catch “Life” star Damian Lewis in two consider returning to “Melrose.” Courtney replied: upcoming feature films: “Your Highness,” which will “I would totally consider it. The timing is not right be released in October 2010 and also stars Zooey for me now, but I do watch it. I think they are doDeschanel, Natalie Portman and James Franco; and ing a great job, and I definitely would consider it “Love and Virtue,” which will be released sometime for the future. It’s just not right for me right now. in 2010 and also stars John Malkovich, Jonathan Rhys If they do something where we are all there, I’d Meyers, Peter O’Toole and Daryl Hannah. love to do it because I’d love to see everybody. ••• That would be really fun.” Q: I love how the new “90210” has been transforming into a fun, silly and sexy hour of soapy television. Can you give me any scoop on what we can expect this season? — Bree F., Altoona, Trees • Shrubs Pa. Rocks • Mulch A: According to star AnnaLynne • Shrub Sheering • Dirt Work McCord, Naomi’s feud with Annie will • Yard Clean Up - Spring & Fall continue well into episode 10. However, • Retaining Walls • Mulch & Top Soil Naomi finally learns that her sister, Jen, • Pavestone Installation isn’t really on her side, and she switches • Irrigation Systems • Snow Removal the object of her wrath to Jen. Also, on • Mowing & Edging • Concrete Work No Job Too Big • Sod Installation & Removal the old-school front, Jennie Garth posted or Too Small • Maintenance on her Twitter page: “Things aren’t looking good for Jackie Taylor. ActuFREE ESTIMATES • ALL WORK GUARANTEED ally filming on original 90210 stages! Weird!” 307-266-9999 • 307-797-0563

October 8 - 14, 2009 ••• Q: Is it true that another “Scream” movie is in the works? — A Reader, via e-mail A: Prepare to be scared for a fourth time, as “Scream 4” is set to go into production in spring 2010. Neve Campbell will reprise her role of Sydney Prescott, with Courtney Cox and David Arquette signed up as well. There is no word yet on what the latest installment will be about, but you can bet producer Bob Weinstein is hoping the “Scream” boxoffice magic hasn’t faded. “Scream” and “Scream 2” each grossed more than $100 million at the U.S. box office, with “Scream 3” making $89 million. Write to Cindy at King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475; or e-mail her at letters@cindyelavsky.com. For more news and extended interviews, visit www.celebrityextraonline.com and twitter.com/ Celebrity_Extra. © 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.


October 8 - 14, 2009

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

Page 9


Page 10

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

October 8 - 14, 2009


October 8 - 14, 2009

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

Page 11


Page 12

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

October 8 - 14, 2009


October 8 - 14, 2009

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

Page 13

October 8 - 14, 2009

Move to Cup Paying Off for A.J. Allmendinger A.J. Allmendinger is hardly alone. Every driver who migrated into the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series from IndyCar, ChampCar and/or Formula One has faced difficulties, oft times unanticipated, in moving to stock cars. The one great success story so far is Juan Pablo Montoya, who made the Chase in his third try. But Allmendinger, 27, is getting better, and in marked contrast to many others, also is still around. The driver of the Richard Petty Motorsports No. 44 Dodge, Allmendinger, from Los Gatos, Calif., finished seventh in the recent AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway. It was his fifth top-10 finish of the year, and it moved him up two spots to 24th place in the Sprint Cup point standings. Prior to this season, Allmendinger had only two top-10 finishes in 66 tries. “I come to the track every weekend trying to be as competitive as I can and win races,” he said earlier this year. “It doesn’t matter if you’re third or 33rd in points, you have the same objective every weekend, and that’s to win. “I think the motivation comes from the effort that is put in every week by Richard Petty Motorsports and the people that build the cars for me. I really feel that I’m getting in really good race cars that are fast and competitive. It takes a lot of hard work and sweat to get ready for these races, and you don’t want to let anybody down. You’re motivated to win for yourself, your sponsors, your team. ... There’s plenty of reason to get motivated every week.” Allmendinger took great pride in his Dover finish. Oddly, he qualified seventh for the season’s first race at the Monster Mile and finished seventh in the second. “Hopefully,” he said, “we can run strong like this in the final eight races to show everyone what kind of team that we have. It was a smooth day. ... I’m just proud of everybody.” Moving from stardom in one major series to mediocrity in another can be tough. “I’m not immune from losing confidence, but I certainly think the equipment that Richard Petty Motorsports puts me in allows me to stay positive every week,” he said. “I 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. © 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.

don’t think that you can compete at this level of motorsports without having confidence in your ability as a race-car driver. “This is a competitive sport. There are very talented teams and drivers in NASCAR all shooting for the same thing: to win. ... If you don’t have confidence out here, you better look for another profession.”


Page 14

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

October 8 - 14, 2009

answers on page 7


October 8 - 14, 2009

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

Make Gun Safety A Priority For Budding Hunters By Tresa Erickson

You love to hunt and your kids are starting to get to the age where they would like to try hunting. You appreciate their interest and have enrolled them in the appropriate education course to obtain a license. You also plan to teach them the ropes yourself, starting first with gun safety. To ensure you don’t forget anything, familiarize yourself with these dos and don’ts of gun safety. Do... • Treat every gun as though it were loaded. • Read the owner’s manual for your gun and learn how to operate it properly. • Use the correct ammunition for your gun. • Carry your gun with the muzzle pointing toward the ground. • Keep your finger off the trigger until shooting. • Look at the target and the area beyond it before pulling the trigger. • Keep your gun unloaded when not in use. • Store ammunition away from your gun and out of the reach of young children. • Clean your gun and keep it free of obstructions. • Make sure your gun is unloaded before cleaning it.

Don’t... • Point your gun at anyone. • Modify your gun. • Run with your gun. • Climb with your gun. • Jump with your gun. • Shoot at a hard, flat surface. The bullet will ricochet. • Shoot at water. The bullet will deflect and travel a few inches above the water. • Go hunting when you are overly tired. • Drink alcohol when hunting. • Do drugs when hunting. After you have familiarized yourself with these rules, find a time to discuss them with your kids. Stress to them the importance of following the rules of gun safety and the consequences of ignoring them. Point out, for example, how many people are killed each year in accidents involving guns that were stored loaded. Rent a video or take your kids to a demonstration on gun safety. Kids learn best by example, so make sure you follow the rules of gun safety. More importantly, make sure you enforce the rules. Should a situation arise in which your kids forget or abandon a safety rule, take the steps necessary to correct the situation immediately. It could mean the difference between life and death. Do your kids a favor. Teach them the rules of gun safety, enforce the rules when necessary and help your kids mature into safe, responsible hunters.

1420 E 2nd Street, Casper, WY • 233-3700

Page 15


Page 16

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

October 8 - 14, 2009

By Samantha Weaver

• It was Romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge who made the following sage observation: “The man’s desire is for the woman, but the woman’s desire is rarely other than for the desire of the man.” • The lens of your eye will continue to grow throughout your lifetime. • You might be surprised to learn that famed British author Aldous Huxley, best-known for his dystopian novel “Brave New World,” was a consultant on Disney’s 1951 animated film version of “Alice in Wonderland.” • Andrew Johnson, the 17th president of the United States, didn’t learn to read until he was 17 years old. • For reasons that are unclear in the present day, lawmakers in North Carolina once saw fit to forbid racing a rabbit down a public street. • In 1850, the northern portion of the state of California declared itself to be an independent country to be known as the Great Republic of Rough and Ready. • Before he became a famous actor and director in his own right, Clint Eastwood was fired from bit parts in several films. • Everyone knows that ballerinas endure rigorous training that can wreak havoc on their feet, but you may not have known that their shoes endure their own hardships. It’s not uncommon for dancers to break in their toe shoes by crushing them in doors, steaming them over a kettle, slamming them against a concrete floor or beating them with a hammer. • Those who study such things claim that eventually the oceans will dry up — in about a billion years or so. • During the Middle Ages, French toast was a delicacy enjoyed only by the very wealthy. © 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.


October 8 - 14, 2009

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

Page 17 answers on page 7

By Sam Mazzotta

Cat Suddenly Stops Using Litter Box DEAR PAW’S CORNER: My 6-year-old cat, “Trixie,” has suddenly started peeing in front of the front door, on the plastic runner, instead of using her litter box. Why would she start doing this? She is an indoor cat who has been fixed. — Perplexed in Virginia DEAR PERPLEXED: While it may or may not provide a quick answer, take Trixie to the veterinarian and have her checked out. Behavioral changes can sometimes signal an illness, so it’s important to eliminate that possibility before trying other steps. If Trixie checks out OK, start monitoring her environment, and try to recall if anything has changed in your home, from furniture being moved around to a new roommate or pet. Cats can have trouble adjusting to what seem like small changes to you. Note what’s going on outside as well. Is there an outdoor cat wandering the area regularly? Is wildlife visiting your property? Trixie may be reacting to another animal snuffling at the door.

Meantime, whether or not you find the possible source of her behavioral change, replace the plastic runner with a new one and spray a cat repellent (available at the pet store) underneath, on and around it. You might want to set the old plastic runner down in front of the litter box to see if Trixie continues to urinate on it — if she does, move the runner over the box for a few days and then remove it completely from the house. If Trixie continues to urinate in front of the door, clean up after her as soon as possible to prevent the urine from leaking into the carpet underneath. Try to catch her in the act and hiss or shake a can of pennies at her (don’t do this after the act), then carry her over to the litter box. Repeat as necessary — this could take several days or weeks — but remain patient and encouraging. And of course, clean the litter box daily and make sure it’s always accessible. Send your tips, questions and comments to Paw’s Corner, c/o King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or e-mail them to pawscorner@hotmail.com. © 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.

MARCELLI HAIR DESIGN Beverly Marcelli

240 S. Wolcott, St. 130

(307) 258-1222


Page 18

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

Alberta

Daisy

Emily

Girlfriend

Lolly Pop

Husky [Mix] Large - Adult Female - Pet ID: 1833698

Domestic Medium Hair Medium - Young Female - Pet ID: 1601723

Chihuahua Small - Young Female - Pet ID: 1835949

Chihuahua Small - Young Female - Pet ID: 1835913

Hound [Mix] Large - Young Pet ID: 1834215

Sponsored by... Photos by DeMaine Image

October 8 - 14, 2009

1421 E. 2nd St. • 265-0517


October 8 - 14, 2009

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

Thurs., Oct. 8th ............ Smart Investing for Seniors: Estate Planning, Natrona County Public Library, Natrona County Public Library Thurs., Oct. 8th ............ Mega Conference, Parkway Plaza Hotel, Mega Conference Thurs., Oct. 8th ............ 23RD ANNUAL LITERACY CONFERENCE, Casper College, Artcore & Casper College Thurs., Oct. 8th ............ NCHS PRESENTS COMEDY “GREATER TUNA”. John F. Welsh Auditorium at NCHS, NCHS Drama Department Fri., Oct. 9th ................. Mega Conference, Parkway Plaza Hotel, Mega Conference Fri., Oct. 9th ................. GIRLS NIGHT OUT AT THE EXPO, Casper Events Center, Wyoming Women’s Expo Fri., Oct., 9th ................ 23RD ANNUAL LITERACY CONFERENCE, Casper College, Artcore & Casper College Fri., Oct. 9th ................ NCHS PRESENTS COMEDY “GREATER TUNA”, John F. Welsh Auditorium at NCHS, NCHS Drama Department Fri., Oct. 9th ................. Ends In Tragedy, Downtown Grill & Venue Fri., Oct. 9th ................. WYOMING WOMEN’S EXPO 2009, CASPER EVENTS CENTER Fri., Oct. 9th ................. CRAZY FOR YOU: THE NEW GERSHWIN MUSICAL, Gertrude Krampert Theatre Sat., Oct. 10th ............. Rock the Grill 2009, Downtown Grill & Venue Sat., Oct. 10th .............. NCHS PRESENTS COMEDY “GREATER TUNA”, John F. Welsh Auditorium at NCHS, NCHS Drama Department Sat., Oct. 10th .............. Rock the Grill 2009, Downtown Grill & Venue Sat., Oct. 10th .............. CRAZY FOR YOU: THE NEW GERSHWIN MUSICAL, Gertrude Krampert Theatre, Casper Theater Sat., Oct. 10th .............. Natural Health for Families: Allergies, Asthma and Skin Conditions, Natrona County Public Library Sat., Oct. 10th .............. WYOMING WOMEN’S EXPO 2009, CASPER EVENTS CENTER, CASPER EVENTS CENTER Sat., Oct. 10th .............. CHALLENGE SERIES, North Casper Soccer Fields, Windy City Striders Sat., Oct. 10th .............. SMOKIN JOE KUBEK AND BNOIS KING PERFORM, 4741 W. YELLOWSTONE, Gigz Sat., Oct. 10th .............. 23RD ANNUAL LITERACY CONFERENCE, Casper College, Artcore & Casper College Sat., Oct. 10th .............. 5TH ANNUAL FAMILY FUN FEST, Fairgrounds Industrial Building, Central Wyoming Hospice & Transitions Sun., Oct. 11th ............. COMING OUT DAY FESTIVITIES ANNOUNCED, Parkway Plaza Hotel, Wyoming GLBT Community Mon., Oct. 12th ............ Sunday Potluck and Jam Session, Basement Mills Town Hall - 704 4th Street, The Wyoming Fiddle Club (Wyoming Fiddle Association District 4) Tues., Oct. 13th, CRAZY FOR YOU: THE NEW GERSHWIN MUSICAL, Gertrude Krampert Theatre, Casper Theater Wed., Oct. 14th ............ SPECIAL OLYMPICS 2009 FALL TOURNAMENT, Fairgrounds, North Casper Soccer Fields, Bowling Alleys, Platte River Parkway and Casper Event Center, Special Olympics Wyoming Wed., Oct. 14th ............ IN THE MOOD, Casper Events Center, City of Casper Wed. Oct. 14th ............. CRAZY FOR YOU: THE NEW GERSHWIN MUSICAL, Gertrude Krampert Theatre, Casper Theater

ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS IN

g{x W|Ç|Çz 9 XÇàxÜàt|ÇÅxÇà ctzx4 CALL ALISHA TODAY AT 307-473-8661 OR 247-1806

Page 19


Page 20

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

307.237.3283 Take your skills 159 N. Wolcott to the next level. Suite 135 Casper, WY 82601 And do the same Better work, better life.

for your career.

Adecco connects more people with more jobs at more companies than anyone else in the world. So we know the types of skills employers look for in a candidate. We use that knowledge to create our Skillbuilder training programs. Best of all, Skillbuilder is free and can be used wherever you can access the internet. Call Adecco at 307.237.3283 today for more information.

Brass Buckles Q: I have two brass buckles. One is more than 50 years old and has a design of a horse, the other features a likeness of John Wayne. Are they worth hanging on to? — Nancy, Merrimack, N.H. A: Brass buckles are fairly collectible. I was amazed at how many I found on eBay. Although I didn’t find a John Wayne buckle, I did find several that had horse designs. Most brass buckets sell in the $15 to $25 range, but there are always exceptions. For example, I recently saw a Richard Nixon buckle sell for $75 that was snapped up by a political collector. A John Wayne collec-

Advertising for Kids and their Parents. Call 247-1806 for details!

NOW HERE’S A TIP By JoAnn Derson

• To keep moisture in a cake that has been cut, secure a slice of bread to the cut sides with toothpicks. This will eliminate the need to slice off a bit of the cake to get rid of the dried-out portion. It works well for most types of cakes.

Toys For All Ages!

235-0550 • 147 S. Center

October 8 - 14, 2009

tor might pay a little more than $25 for the one that you have. It is important to know the manufacturer and when it was issued to get top dollar. ••• Q: I have a collection of Avon bottles and would like to get them checked out. I am enclosing a SASE for your reply. — Serena, Stevens, Pa. A: I have returned your SASE since all questions that I’m able to answer appear in this column. Because of the volume of mail and a lack of time, personal replies are not possible. To find out more about your Avon bottles, I recommend you purchase Bud Hastin’s Avon Encyclopedia, which is available at www.amazon.com for $16.95. You should be able to determine current values from that source. ••• Q: I have an early edition of Milton’s “Paradise Lost” published in 1863 by Frank H. Dodd. I am curious if it is valuable. — Judy, Albuquerque, N.M. A: The first edition of “Paradise Lost” was issued in London in 1667 and is worth about $60,000. The second edition is valued at $40,000, and the third, $5,000. The edition that you have is much later and fairly common. I found several editions similar to the one that you have at www.abe.com priced in the $10 to $25 range. 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. © 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.


October 8 - 14, 2009

• “If you are making cookies with raisins, do yourself a favor and soak them in hot water for about 10 minutes prior to using. I had never done this before, and my sister-in-law suggested it. It makes such a difference. The raisins get plump and juicy.” — A Reader, via e-mail from Minnesota • “I’m always looking for ways to jazz up recipes for chicken, since we eat it so much. I like to bread chicken cutlets in different things, and a suggestion from a friend that I recently tried was delicious! To add flavor to chicken breading, use a tablespoon of a dry seasoning packet, such as one for making Italian or ranch dressing. They have a lot of flavor and really change the taste of fried chicken.” — R.L. in Tennessee

Call for an appointment. 1071 CY Ave. • Casper, WY • 307-234-9379 190 SE Wyo. Blvd. • Casper, WY • 307-234-9184

Tidbits of Casper - For Advertising call 307-473-8661 • 161 South Fenway, Casper, WY • “While tooling about the neighborhood with the little ones in their wagon one evening, we decided that the wagon needed some taillights. We made a loop out of duct tape, plucked a couple of our solar-powered landscape lights and stuck them in the loops. Now if we go out in the evening, we just grab a couple of the landscape lights and put them in the loops. We are adding additional loops for trick-or-treating.” — A.C.M. in Florida • If you’ve moved, you might have a mountain of now-outdated address labels. You can use them to close freezer paper for storing meat packages — just use them like stickers. Also, you can use a thick permanent marker to write a date on them for other packages in the freezer. • Go Green Tip: Some items to dispose of properly (never in the trash): paint and paint solvents, antifreeze or motor oil, other shop chemicals and batteries. Purchase only what you can use, and check first for local recyclers accepting these items, then for proper toxic drop-off sites. © 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.

Page 21


Page 22

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

October 8 - 14, 2009

NBCF History Early Years Eleven years after being diagnosed with and treated for breast cancer, Janelle Hail devoted her life to educating women about early detection and raising funds to provide free mammograms for women who otherwise could not afford this diagnostic procedure. Early detection saved Janelle’s life. Because of her compassion for other women, she founded the National Breast Cancer Foundation in 1991 to reach women with a message of help and hope. Present Day Because of her extensive work providing education awareness of breast cancer and funding for free screenings to lowincome and underserved women, founder Janelle Hail has won numerous awards and been honored in many ways since the formation of National Breast Cancer Foundation. Beyond the Shock® In 2004, National Breast Cancer Foundation produced “Beyond the Shock”, a presentation that lasts more than an hour, created for people diagnosed with breast cancer. This world-recognized educational program is used in universities and National Cancer Institute regional centers as a step-by-step guide to understanding

EVERY THURSDAY BLOOD SCREENING 115 S. Elm St. (1st St. & Elm) 7 Am - 11 AM

Tests Offered:

Drink plenty of water

Chemistry Panel, Hemogram (CBC), PSA (formen), Hemo, A1C (diabetics), Ferritin, C-Reactive Protein, Vitamin D, Blood Typing, ColoKit, Mayo Clinic Health Assessment Remember to fast for 12 hours. Your results will be mailed to you Call 472-3711 for info. Call toll free 800-979-3711 See schedules at www.wyominghealthfairs.com

the diagnosis of breast cancer. It is now available in English, Spanish and Chinese. “Beyond the Shock” serves as a comprehensive resource for individuals, families and friends who are trying to better understand this potentially devastating disease. It utilizes rich media and 3D graphics to simplify complex medical information in an engaging virtual tour of the body. “Beyond the Shock” can be accessed in a variety of formats: through an interactive presentation online, as a video presentation streamed through YouTube.com, in a downloadable format of either the entire program or by chapters or to be purchased as a DVD. Charity Rating In 2005, 2006 and 2007 Charity Navigator, America’s premier charity evaluator, recognized National Breast Cancer Foundation for achieving the coveted 4Star Rating for sound fiscal management. NBCF is among eight percent of nonprofit organizations to earn such an honored recognition for three consecutive years. Web Site Expansion In 2007, National Breast Cancer Foundation unveiled a new look and feel for the organization’s Web site: www.nationalbreastcancer.org. It in-

cludes the launch of an online community named “MyNBCF.com” and “Janelle’s Blog” written by the organization’s founder, as well as an expanded availability of the “Beyond the Shock” presentation in three languages and an in-depth educational library. MyNBCF MyNBCF.com is a special online gathering place for individuals who are searching for information and looking for support from others who are touched by breast cancer. MyNBCF.com allows site visitors to join the online community and create their own page to share their personal experience with breast cancer. They can keep family and friends up-todate on their journey while undergoing breast cancer treatment, invite friends to join, and have a lively discussion on topics such as Breast Cancer Basics, Living with Breast Cancer and Breast Cancer Treatment. With these options, they can build a support network of friends by discovering and identifying others with similar experiences and interests. Janelle’s Blog Janelle’s Blog focuses on and provides emotional support for breast cancer patients, family and friends by sharing topics such as “Hope on the Other Side of the Mountain” providing hope during uncertainty, “Courage is a Step Away” that encourages taking action steps toward hope and “Is Your Vision Clear?” that suggests living life to the fullest by looking for the good in it. Read Janelle’s Blog


October 8 - 14, 2009

CHANGE VS TRANSITION Change is inevitable, basically mandatatory, yet resistance to change is strong for many. What is so misunderstood is that people must be willing to change to achieve continuity. Without continuous readjustment, the present cannot continue. Change is the only way to protect what ever exists. By resisting change, we do not guarantee that whatever we care about will remain the same. It only assures that whatever we care about is being deprived of the very thing it needs in order to survive. It is ironic that resistance to change is a setup for the destruction of, what we hold dear. Most often, what we want to continue came about and is in existence because of previous change. Without change we would not have, what it is, we are trying to hold on to. At one point, we made the necessary changes to get to this .So what is it that makes us so resistant to change? Often to have something new, involves letting go of something old - something that can not be maintained if the new is to take place. Sometimes the new is delayed until the old has been let go. This is where people show their resistance. What if the new doesn’t

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

Page 23

is why some make a change without experiencing a transition. However, frightening this unknown nuetral zone can be, it also holds the potential for creativity. It opens up the possibiliites. Often in determining the new, experiencing this neutral zone, an individual will experience some real personal growth in discovering who they are, what the want, and where they want to be. A change, a situational shift is less frightening than a transition. Both are inevitable and both can be positively anticipated. Yet transitions are more profound. Perhaps in understanding this process, it can be welcomed and accepted rather than resisted and denied. Afterall, it is inevitable.

work, isn’t what I want and now I’ve let go of the old? What if I made a mistake? Change is simply a situational shift. Yet a change can occur without the experience of a transition. The real challenge involves making the transition. A transition is a 3- phase process that involves experincing an ending, a somewhat neutral zone, and a return to a beginning. It is the process of letting go of the way things once where and then PAMELA T IVERSON, embracing the way they subsequently LPC, CACIII, EMDR become. CERTIFIED (307)265This connection between here and there 0204. sometimes called the nuetral zone can be chaotic. It can be a time of great confusion and uncertainity. It is this uncertainty that is so frightening for many. This is why you see people that complain about where they are or Newborns, Children what they have, yet & the Whole Family they remain regardless of the dissatisfaction. Although they are www.rockymountainfamilymedicine.com not happy, often this dissatisfaction 2241 Farnum St., Ste. 102 is more comfortable than Eric Lawrence, D.O. Jason Strand, M.D. the unknown. This

Now Accepting Patients

307-315-6133


Page 24

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

October 8 - 14, 2009

Casper Oct. 8, 2009  

Weekly Entertainment Publication featuring messages from local businesses.