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TABLE OF CONTENTS National Boss Day pages 1-4 Debtors’ Rights pages 5-6 Fifty-Two Pick-Up pages 7-8

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Page TURN 2 UP THE HEAT! (continued): Tidbits of Glenrock, Douglas & Wheatland • The Royal Monastery of Our Lady of the Wheel, founded in 1202 on the Ebro River in Spain, contains an excellent example of a type of central heating. The Cistercian monks used river diversions combined with indoor woodfired furnaces to heat the large building. • Fast-forward a bit in history, and Benjamin Franklin, a famous American of many talents, invented the Franklin Stove in the 1740s. His stoves heated double the space using less wood than fireplaces and were equipped to take in fresh air and minimize smoke. Another inventor, David Rittenhouse, improved Franklin’s design with an L-shaped exhaust pipe. The stoves became popular all over America and Europe. • The Franklin stove and other wood stoves helped heat homes more efficiently since the stoves generated heat all around their iron bodies. They typically used one quarter as much wood for twice as much heat. They did present a safety challenge though; touching the stoves had disastrous effects. Today, many efficient wood stoves are being sold with modern safety features. • Also developed in the 1700s was the first hydrological system; as the word implies, it used water. The system was installed in Peter the Great’s Summer Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia. It was the real forerunner of central heating, and soon the French, Swiss and British followed with their own water-based systems in the early 1800s. • An interesting early steam-heating system was developed by Angier March Perkins in England in 1830. The first of his systems to be installed was in the home of Governor of the Bank of England, John Horley Palmer. The reason Palmer wanted the system? So he could grow grapes England’s climate! TURN UPin THE HEAT! cold (continued):

• When a Russian businessman of Polish descent, Franz San Galli, invented the traditional castiron radiator in about 1855, water-based heat really became popular. This invention contributed significantly to our modern heating systems. • The radiator system relied on a boiler located in the basement to heat water, and pipes carried the hot water to the remainder of the building. Many older homes still use these types of heating systems. • With the discovery of electricity and the study of how to harness and use it, inventors started using their imaginations and brainpower to invent many appliances to improve living conditions. One of these important inventions was the electric heater, invented by Alexander Graham Bell. • Early electric heaters consisted of small metal boxes holding electric light bulbs. The boxes produced a comforting glow, and as the heat transferred from the bulb to the metal, they got warmer and warmed the surrounding air. • These early heaters worked, but, of course, many inventors have improved on the heaters for generations. In 1905, engineer Albert Marsh discovered a metal alloy called chromel that proved to be a great material for making heating elements inside heaters. He became known as the father of the electrical heating industry. • Through the years, space heaters, as the small machines were called, made their way into homes. They worked great to heat the “space” where the family gathered. Fireplaces and wood stoves as well as furnaces with systems that pushed warm air from the basement were still employed as well. In colder climates, many wood furnaces were gradually replaced with coal, then fuel oil, natural gas and propane.

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dedication and fundrasiers, Glenrock now has the Glenrock CMB, (Community Message Board)! The CMB was made possible by RAMS of Glenrock, the extra time/input from Dan Schreiner, Deer Creek Drug, and the devoted contributors who volunteered their time, support and donations to see the project through to completion.

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-- or even better, out of the house -- as they can be deadly to cats when ingested. Don’t let the cat access areas like the garage, workshop or the utility room. Be aware of where your cat is before you open the front door, so that it doesn’t slip outside. Because cats tend to be much more low-maintenance than dogs, most pet owners don’t think much about DEAR PAW’S CORNER: A friend of mine recently taking precautions keep their cats away from dancommented that when she brought her new cat home gerous areas. Do what’s necessary to keep them safe last year, she immediately had to put protective caps from potential hazards. on all the electrical outlets because the cat kept trying to stick her claws into them. Do cats really do Send your questions or tips to, that? Mine doesn’t. -- Sarah in Burlington, Vt. or write to Paw’s Corner, c/o King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. DEAR SARAH: It’s not unheard of, as cats are curi- For more pet care-related advice and information, ous, like to explore and often find certain things fas- visit cinating (while being totally uninterested in other things, like the expensive catnip-infused designer (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. mouse I bought for my cat last Christmas. Not that I’m bitter about that). Because of this, and because no one is ever totally sure what a cat will take a keen interest in, catproofing the areas in which your cat roams is essential. Make sure it can’t access the places where you store cleaning supplies or human food (some of which can be poisonous to cats). Put houseplants, particularly those from the lily family, out of reach

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keeps running, install washers, toilets and sinks, and more, but know when the project is too big. If the project involves pipes that bring water into your home or if it involves digging up the yard, it's too big. --Simple electrical repairs: You can install a new outlet, dimmer switch or thermostat. You can rewire a lamp. Buy a voltage detector and be sure to cut off the power at the circuit panel. The key is to know when a project is out of the range of your abilities -- and safety. For many electrical projects, your local code likely will require a licensed electrician. --Decorating: Look through magazines at the library for ideas that appeal to you. Paint, wallpaper and new slipcovers or throw pillows can change the look of any room. Here are some more tips: Some of the big-box hardware stores have videos on project how-to, but the best ones are on where others have posted videos of their own. You're also likely to learn more about what NOT

to do by watching these. Expand your tool box if you need basics such as a hammer, two types of screwdrivers, and so on, but borrow any expensive tools you'll only need once. If you haven't done a project before, read the instructions twice. Ask for advice, and get a friend to help. If a friend is doing a new project, offer to lend a hand. You'll pick up ideas and hints. Take classes: Saturday morning classes at the local big-box store can teach you the basics for various homerepair projects. Rule of thumb: Know your limits so you don't end up paying more for a professional fix. David Uffington regrets that he cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. Write to him in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

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round, but in the southern areas, the ground Tidbits of Glenrock, Douglas & Wheatland above the permafrost will thaw in the short 1st Quarter 2012

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• The Industrial Revolution of the 18th and 19th summers allowing perennial plants to grow. Week 4 centuries saw many scientists, engineers and • The sun shines 24 hours a day during the short Jan 22 -28 others inventing new machines for all kinds 50 to 60 day growing season of summer, while winter brings complete darkness. The summer of needs. Forced air systems with ducts built Page 4 through ceilings and floors used electric fans to melting forms bogs and shallow lakes, and animal life abounds. Insects and millions of distribute heat and came on the scene in about migrating birds feed on the summer bogs and 1935, introduced by the Lennox Company. plant growth. The ground refreezes in winter,

• HVAC systems (heating, ventilating and airconditioning) have been around for quite a while. As far back as 1901, Alfred Wolff designed a large system for heating, cooling and humidity control at the New York Stock Exchange. The term “air-conditioning” was not used until Stuart Cramer, a textile engineer Q: Where is it always 90° but never hot? from North Carolina, coined the term in 1906.

• Our options for North heating today many. We A: The and Southare Poles! can have electric forced-air heat; ceiling or floor cable heating; natural gas, oil or propane heating; fireplaces with blowers to push out the heat; fireplace inserts; woodstoves; heat pumps; and more. Most households heat with1.natural with electricity Which gas, type of wood burns thecoming longest in second, and smaller numbers using fuel oil and and hottest, soft or hardwood? 2. It is important to ____________ wood propane.

and the plants go dormant, waiting for the sun and warmth of the next short summer.

1. How is firewood sold/measured in the United States? 2. How is firewood sold in countries with the metric system? 3. Is seasoned firewood darker or lighter than fresh wood? 4. Wood burns best when the moisture content is less than ___ percent. 5. What happens in a fireplace if there is too much moisture in the wood you burn?

If it is too cold inside the house: 1) Teenagers don’t worry about acne. They worry about goose bumps! 2) Words freeze in the air. To hear a complete sentence you grab the words and take them closer to the fireplace! 4) The baby’s rubber ducky refuses to get in the tub.

before burning it.

• Thermostats now in homes allow us to program our heat to be as warm or cool as we want at certain times of the day or night. If you stop air leaks around windows and doors that allow cold air to sneak in, the efficiency of your system will be greatly enhanced. But if you really want to save money, set your thermostat low and don some long a sweater, President and underwear, Mrs. Franklin D. a hat, Roosevelt some socks(FDR) and gloves! visited Hot Springs National Park on June 10, 1936, during

LANDMARKS OF THE WORLD: the Arkansas centennial celebration. They toured the Fordyce Bathhouse. THE ARCTIC TUNDRA FDR actually never bathed in Hot

The tundra is “an of subsoil Springs but area did where use thelevels therapeutic beneath the surface of the earth are permanently baths at Warm Springs, Georgia, frozen.” There are two types of tundra: the Arctic regularly to relieve his pain from Tundra and the Alpine Tundra. polio. • The Arctic Tundra is found near or north of the Arctic Circle around the North Pole. Alpine Tundra is found at many different mountain top locations on earth at altitudes where trees do not grow. 1/22 National Blonde Brownie Day • The Arctic Tundra is located in northern Alaska 1/23 Chinese New Year and Canada, Greenland, northern Russia and 1/24 Compliment Day parts of the Scandinavian countries of Norway, 1/25 Opposite Day 1/26 Australia Day Sweden and Finland. 1/27

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• Permafrost is the permanently frozen layer of 1/28 Fun at Work Day soil and dead plants that extends about 1,476 feet (450 m) under the surface of the tundra. The average summer temperature is 10 to 20° F (-12 to -6° C). Winter temperatures average -20 to -30° F (-28 to -34° C). In much of the Arctic Tundra, the permafrost is frozen year V E N T I L AT I O N round, but in the southern areas, the ground above the permafrost will thaw in the short summers allowing perennial plants to grow.

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• The sun shines 24 hours a day during the short 50 to 60 day growing season of summer, while winter brings complete darkness. The summer melting forms bogs and shallow lakes, and The first automatic electric fire alarm was invented by Francis Robbins Upton in 1890. It wasn’t until 1965 that home smoke detectors were invented animal life by abounds. millions of Peterson. Smoke detectors have been required in every home across the United States since 1980. Duane D.Insects Pearsall and and Stanley Bennett migrating birds feed on the summer bogs and plant growth. The ground refreezes in winter,

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• It was noted 20th-century poet T.S. Eliot who made the following sage observation: “Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers.” • The United States’ first railroad was built in 1809 in Crown Creek, Pa., by a man named Thomas Leiper. It had wooden tracks. • When the now-classic television show “Gilligan’s Island” first aired in 1964, critics were not impressed. The review published in the San Francisco Chronicle said, “It is difficult to believe that this show was written, directed and produced by adults. It marks a new low in the networks’ estimation of public intelligence.” The show went on to air for three seasons and spurred three TV movie sequels. • Believing that beards and long hair were too easy for enemies to grab, Alexander the Great ordered his soldiers to shave their faces and heads before going into battle. • You hear a lot about the isolationism of Switzerland -- the country that’s always neutral in any conflict -- but you might be surprised to learn how serious they are about it. The country’s system of roads is mined in 2,000 places and can be demolished in the space of 10 minutes. • Are you doing your share? If you’ve had a beer today, you’ve contributed to the approximately 90 million cans of the brew that are consumed by Americans every day. • When the territory that later became the state of Alaska was purchased from Russia in 1867, the cost came out to about 2 cents per acre. • It’s not clear why, but it seems that fine hair grows faster than coarse hair. © 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.



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1. Which type of wood burns the longest and hottest, soft or hardwood? 2. It is important to ____________ wood before burning it.

1. How is firewood sold/measured in the United States? 2. How is firewood sold in countries with the metric system? 3. Is seasoned firewood darker or lighter than fresh wood? 4. Wood burns best when the moisture content is less than ___ percent. 5. What happens in a fireplace if there is too much moisture in the wood you burn?

“A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.” – Benjamin Franklin

President and Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) visited Hot Springs National Park on June 10, 1936, during the Arkansas centennial celebration. They toured the Fordyce Bathhouse. FDR actually never bathed in Hot Springs but did use the therapeutic baths at Warm Springs, Georgia, regularly to relieve his pain from polio.


Guy Fieri 1/22/1968 Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger 1/23/1951 Mary Lou Retton 1/24/1968 Etta James 1/25/1938 Wayne Gretzky 1/26/1961 Mikhail Baryshnikov 1/27/1948 Rick Warren 1/28/1954

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