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we just partner with a couple of groups or organizations; it’s really a community effort. It’s through the efforts of everyone that we are able to serve our clients. The reality is that we have a very small staff. It affects so many lives, so the generosity of the community, as a whole: the businesses, the churches, the civic organizations, the individuals and our volunteers… it’s really incredible to see that kind of effort and dedication from one community. I don’t think I’ve ever lived anywhere that gives as much as Helena does.” And it really is a community effort. You see the support that Food Share receives all over town. Van’s Thriftway sponsored a “fill-the-truck food drive,” Helena College donated use of a refrigerated truck to keep turkeys cold and properly stored until they’re needed on Thanksgiving and Mile High Motors is donating $100 to

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From The Publisher Hello all! All of us here at the Shopping News are gearing up for the holidays, how about you? It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is just two weeks away! Be sure to read the article about holiday hams at Van’s. Paula and her team at Van’s tell me that they are ready for your shopping lists. I encourage you to collect the turkey vouchers when you shop too. If you want to know more ask any store employee and they will be glad to explain the details. It’s important to remember others this holiday season so I encourage you to read our article about Helena Food Share (HFS). HFS serves the community well and deserve your support. Our friends at Mile High Motors are getting involved by offering $100 donations for each car sold. Papa Murphy’s is one of our new sponsors this week. Thank you to Mark and his team for making a special offer available to our readers. Check out their “lost” coupon on our front page. AAA Power Signs is another new sponsor. If you own a business and need a sign call them today. You will be glad you did. Now, I want to take a minute to ask you to help children. There are thousands of kids around the world who

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We are taught, from an early age, that if something seems too good to be true then it probably isn’t true. But whenever you have a “probably”, you are bound to find exceptions to the rules. One such exception is Bolt Mobile. Bolt Mobile wireless cellular service operates on BOTH of America’s largest wireless networks for half the retail price. Same networks, same phones, same phone numbers and same features you already have but at a drastically reduced price. Think of Bolt Mobile as the “wholesale” version of the rate plans you currently pay retail for. “Bolt Mobile offers an incredible value and our customers just can’t believe it at first. Bolt Mobile offers the same great coverage and equipment as the two largest cellular carriers but at a drastically reduced price” says Mike Campbell, manager of Bolt-Mobile in Helena. “Basically we buy huge amounts of unused airtime and data from the big two carriers. We then repackage those minutes and data into discounted rate plans and sell those to our customers. We sell the wireless plans at wholesale, rather than retail. So the question is do you want to pay retail or wholesale for your cellphone service?”

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HOLLYWOOD -- Billboards and posters all over town were showing the cast of NBC’s “Welcome to the Family,” and Patrick Warburton of “Rules of Engagement” was prominently featured. But when the show premiered, he’d been replaced by “Desperate Housewives’” Ricardo Chavira. Then, Warburton was announced for the pilot of “Jacked Up” with Tyne Daly (of “Cagney and Lacey” fame). Warburton somehow knew “Welcome to the Family” would be canceled after three shows. Carol Burnett received the Mark Twain Award on Oct. 20, and the gala will be seen Sunday, Nov. 24, on PBS. The event raised $1.8 million for the Kennedy Center’s artistic and educational programs, and featured her pals Tim Conway and

Vicki Lawrence, as well as Tina Fey, Julie Andrews, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Martin Short and clips of her classic characters Scarlett O’ Hara Patrick Warburton (in THAT dress), Mrs. Wiggin, Eunice Higgins and Mrs. Hannigan (from the film “Annie”). Mark your calendar and don’t miss it! *** “Doctor Who” is getting a special 50th-anniversary film in 3D that will be shown Nov. 23 in theaters and on BBC. It stars

the 11th Doctor Who, Matt Smith, and his companion, Jenna Coleman, as well as the 10th Doctor Who, David Tennant, and his companion, Billie Piper, and actor John Hurt. No word yet when we’ll get it here in the States. Get ready for a stage version of the classic Gene Kelly’s film “An American in Paris.” It will be a co-production between the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera and Theatre du Chatelet in Paris, where it will premiere December 2014 before it goes to Pittsburgh and Broadway. Bruce Campbell just wrapped seven seasons of “Burn Notice” as Sam Axe, and he has finally agreed to topline the sequel to his 1992 classic horror film, “Army of Darkness.” Campbell explained that, “I used to be busy. Now I’m not!” *** The next time the networks cry poverty, just look at what they’re getting for 30-second commercials. Football commands the


The name of Shri D.V. Gore might not strike a responsive chord, but Gore clearly earned a niche in the bridge Hall of Fame because of a defensive play he made on this deal from a tournament played in Calcutta. West led the ace of clubs against four hearts, then

“Chasing Chaos: My Decade In and Out of Humanitarian Aid” by Jessica Alexander (Broadway Books, $15) Reviewed by Molly Ford Most of us will live our whole lives without ever traveling to the countries Jessica Alexander takes us in her book “Chasing Chaos: My Decade In and Out of Humanitarian Aid.” Sans passports, we readers willingly follow Jessica to PAGE 4


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most: NBC Sunday Night Football costs $628,000 a spot, followed by “The OT” (a post-game show on Fox) for $440,000 and “Football Night in America” with $169,700. Among TV series, “The Walking Dead” commands $326,000, “The Big Bang Theory” gets $317,000, “The Following” brings in $264,300, “Grey’s Anatomy” gets $209,542, “Scandal” earns $186,202, “Two and a Half Men” makes $181,988, “The Blacklist” rakes in $174,943, “The Crazy Ones” charges $173,727 and “How I Met Your Mother” commands $169,364. Among reality shows, “American Idol” gets $281,600; “The Voice” (Tuesday), $273,714; “The Voice” (Monday), $259,240; “X-Factor,” $166,601; and “Dancing With the Stars,” which trails the pack with $102,851. Small wonder they pack those shows with 30-second spots. And you thought The Super Bowl was the only cash cow ... Moo!

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shifted to a trump. Declarer won with dummy’s jack and played a spade, losing the nine to West’s ten. West led another trump, and it was on this trick that Gore made the remarkable discard of the ace of spades! As a result, declarer went down one. Regardless of how he continued, he could not avoid losing two more spade tricks to West’s K-J. In practice, South played another spade from dummy, but West took the trick with the jack, led a third round of trumps and later scored the setting trick with the king of spades. To appreciate the beauty of Gore’s extraordinary play, let’s assume that he had made the more normal discard of a club or a diamond on West’s second trump

places diverse and, to the outsider, often frightening: Rwanda, Indonesia, Sierra Leone, Haiti and more. Much is written about humanitarian aid from a clinical perspective, but Alexander’s firsthand account of delivering international aid is dramatic and gripping. Her memoir crosses war, political challenge, genocide and natural disaster, spanning multiple countries and years. Alexander also provides context to her account in order to help the reader better understand international aid. She succulently explains the complexity of the aid community without being dry or overtly academic. As Alexander moves from a fresh-faced recent graduate

lead. In that case, South would have led a second round of spades from dummy, and East would have won the trick with the ace. Whatever East played next, South could later ruff a spade in dummy to make the contract. Gore realized early in the play that the ace of spades was a millstone around his neck, so he parted with it as quickly as possible. He deduced from declarer’s first spade play of the nine that West was nearly certain to have either the K-J10 or K-Q-10, as declarer would have played a higher spade than the nine had he held the K-Q, K-J, Q-J or just the king.

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to a respected member of the aid community, we see her manage deep challenges in balancing organizations’ overall mission with her specific roles and personal feelings about the aid industry. Most fascinating is how daily life and national crises can blend together when doing overseas humanitarian work. Alexander’s account of trying to go on a date with Pete, a “hot Australian” from the United Nations, before being moved to a different part of North Darfur was a great slice of life showing the challenges of having a personal life when your job is as heavy -- and as meaningful -- as saving the world.

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Home Security For 150 Years By HSN Staff I was talking to Dan Burdick at Burdick’s Locksmith about the fact that we don’t give a lot of thought to the simple, everyday objects in our lives and one of the most universal examples of this effect is the common key. They are small objects, with a big history; one that happens to coincide rather closely with that of Helena, itself. Okay, that isn’t entirely accurate, as the key has its origins in ancient Egypt, circa 4,000 years ago, but those were big, clunky things - the technologies of the time, specifically metallurgy, required that they be sturdily-built, so as to withstand the pressure of torque needed to release the lock’s catch. No, what I’m talking about is the modern key which, today, we all know and ignore. That really came about in 1861 when expanding on the pin tumbler lock – also of his own invention and the basis for modern locks, even to this day - Linus Yale, Jr. patented the flat key. Although the patents have been updated every 20 years or so, the basis of which has not been significantly changed since then. Yes, the technology (referred to in professional locksmith circles as “credentials”) in your pocket is the same as was used over 150 years ago. What does this have to do with Helena? In 1864 - 3 years after the flat key

was patented for use in safeguarding the vaults of banks - four miners, hailing all the way from Georgia, struck gold in the gulch that they called their “last chance,” beginning the inrush of prospectors and entrepreneurs who would found our city. As the mansions of the time were built, those wealthy homeowners employed the latest security technology to keep family and possessions safe from burglars and brigands, for which they employed the “Yale Magic Infallible Bank Lock.” “That very same key [Yale Lock CO, patent 1861] is one of our top sellers in 2013. In fact, out of a junk drawer, on a mansion up here on the west side, I was going through a bunch of keys. There was a Yale key, with the original patent date and everything. So, I took that 1800’s key and a 2013 cylinder, put in pins from my 2013 kit, that 1891 key works the 2013 lock, because it’s the exact same thing, brand and everything,” says Dan Burdick, of Burdick’s Locksmith. Dan is passionate about his work and is glad to explain how it all works, the history of his craft and what the industry offers for both businesses and individuals, looking to secure their property. Throughout future issues, Burdick will regularly provide information on the nature of home safety, the challenges to the industry and the advances made to keep your home protected.








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Roasters 447-1535. After the breakfast, stroll downtown for Small Business Saturday, dedicated to supporting small businesses nationwide, and get a head start on your Christmas shopping at the many participating Downtown Helena businesses. Wrap up the Holiday Stroll Weekend with the beloved Christmas dance, “The Nutcracker.” Premiere Dance Company will be holding a free performance of “The Nutcracker” at the Lewis & Clark Library on Saturday, Nov. 30 from 1:00-1:45 p.m. For more information on the Holiday Stroll Weekend, please visit the Helena Business Improvement District website at or call 4471535. Like Downtown Helena Inc. and the Helena Business Improvement District on Facebook for updates on fun events such as the Holiday Stroll Weekend.

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Whatever you have to give for the cause of Food Share, for every vehicle that they sell helping your fellow man - food, funds or just a bit of your free time - anything helps this month. Donation boxes and events are everywhere you look. “We do have a and is appreciated. “I’ve been involved lot of activities that we do on the weekwith a lot of civic groups and a lot of ends, especially this time of year we have different organizations and this one is just food drives. We have one coming up this so unique and so special,” says Dana. “Our weekend at Safeway, volunteers are amazing. the 16th and 17th. We They all have different are going to be doing skills that they bring in our annual food drive and they work all kinds of there. We’re going to be different shifts. We have focusing on turkeys, of the stocking crew in, right course. now, stocking the pantry We’ll have volunteers in for the distribution hours, place all day and we’ll be this afternoon. We’ll November 16-17 happy to have everyone have a different crew, this stop by to visit them Safeway Thanksgiving Food afternoon; a completely there.” Drive different crew. It’s really But Dana reminds us Focus on Turkeys and Thanksamazing, these are people that, while it is easy giving Foodstuffs who really, genuinely care to get wrapped up in and they want to give holiday fervor, the evback to the community eryday needs of Helena November 22 and help and they have so Food Share and their Turkey Challenge much fun doing it. I’ve clients do not simply never seen a group of volLewis & Clark Public Library disappear. “We are unteers that has as much definitely looking for fun as they do here.” turkeys right now, but November 25 something that people So, while you cannot need to understand is Thanksgiving Distribution Day buy your own happiness, that this time of year our opportunities abound to 1616 Lewis Street regular grocery needs put a smile on the faces of don’t stop. We run the December 2-20 those in need, right here holiday programs on top Christmas Registration Open in Helena. With 97% of everything else that for Clients of the support for Food we already have going. Share coming directly 1616 Lewis Street It’s definitely one of from Helena, from our those things that we welcommunity, we can come and appreciate the appreciate the knowledge December 14-15 support so much, but that ours is a community it’s not just the holiday Albertson’s Christmas Food program, it’s those basic Drive in which we won’t let staples that get people our neighbors go hunAlbertson’s on North Montana gry. That is something by, day-to-day.” we should all feel happy “We are also looking for about. things like canned fruits December 23 and vegetables, hot and If you want to get Christmas Distribution Day cold cereals, any kind involved as a volunteer, of holiday food that 1616 Lewis Street call 443-3663 x. 110 you can think of, we and talk to Kendra, the are looking for. We do Volunteer Coordinator for Helena Food have a few items we cannot accept, such as Share. Hours of distribution are Monalcoholic beverages. I think one thing I’d day’s 12:30pm until 6pm and 12:30pm like to mention that people don’t realize, to 3:30pm Tuesday thru Friday, at 1616 is that we actually have to purchase a lot of Lewis St. but there are additional working the groceries, in order to meet our client’s hours that have to be covered on an “as needs. We actually have a grocery budget built in, so we welcome financial support. needed” basis, to make deliveries, stock It’s actually extremely helpful and all of the distribution center, make donation that financial support goes directly to our picking-ups such.

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THE KITCHEN DIVA By Angela Shelf Medearis Holiday Side Dishes Play a Starring Role Traditionally, the centerpiece of the Thanksgiving holiday table is the presentation and carving of the bird. While I enjoy the beautiful distribution of the crispy skin and white or dark meat, why can’t the side dishes play a starring role, too? If your family or invited guests are vegetarians, these sensational side dishes serve a dual purpose. They’re tasty, unusual and hearty, and showcase the bounty of fall vegetables beautifully. Here are the recipes for some creative dishes that you can enjoy all year long or serve as a holiday dish or as an entree for vegetarian guests.

Pork Tenderloin With Pomegranate Peppercorn Glaze 1/4 C Pomegranate Simple Syrup 1/4 C Caesar Dijon Mustard 2 T Caramelized Garlic EV Olive Oil 1/2 t ground peppercorn 1/2 t sea salt Mix and use half of the sauce to coat a pork tenderloin. Bake at 375 degrees uncovered and continue to baste with the remaining sauce every 10 minutes. Depending on the size of the roast,

check it after 30 minutes, then each time you baste it. Roast until the thermometer reaches 150 degrees, remove from oven and let stand for 10 minutes before cutting into.

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Holiday Hams at Vans Well, it’s once again time for the holiday season and all of the big meals that come along with it. There’s no denying that these meals can be demanding, but for many American households, they represent one of the few times throughout the year where the whole family can be wrangled around the table, so we’ve got to make it count, right? I was recently down at Van’s Thriftway talking to Mark, the head of their Meat Department, talking about some of the challenges facing the holiday chef. As we were discussing my family’s favorite ham – and the options available in Helena, Mark told me about the Redneck brand hams they carry, which caught my attention; isn’t Redneck Montana local? Yep! To find out more, Mark referred me to T.S. Laurens, his contact with the Kalispell-based company Stampede Packing CO, makers of the Redneck line of meat products. “A lot of the stores that carry our brand like that we’re local,” T.S. says, “we only distribute to about six states, total. We don’t do any online sales. We like being the size that we are.” But is that enough of a reason to buy Redneck? Do they have PAGE 8

anything more to offer? “One of the things that sets our hams apart is that we maple syrup to cure them. This gives a more nicely blended combination of smoky, salty and sweet, that you want in your ham.” Mr. Laurens goes on to tell me that the maple comes from either Vermont or New Hampshire, depending upon supply, but is always from American maple farms, colloquially called a “sugarbush.” One of Redneck’s policies is to, once a new recipe has the flavor they are looking for, they pull as much of the salt from the recipe as possible, as long as the integrity of the flavor is maintained, meaning Redneck products tend to have less sodium than their counterparts from other brands. So, locally owned and cured, healthier ham and American ingredients, but will Redneck make my Thanksgiving meal better? Redneck hams are exclusive to Van’s Thriftway in Helena, are fully cooked and boneless, and delivered direct from Kalispell every week, with no need to order ahead of time. That means I know I’ll be serving my family a fresh, easy to carve ham and that I get to spend more time with them. After all, isn’t that really the whole point?

Butternut Squash And Rice Pilaf This is a variation of a traditional Greek rice pilaf dish that uses pumpkin and a short-grained, polished rice that’s grown in the Macedonia region of northern Greece. It’s often difficult to find in the U.S. My variation uses Butternut squash and instant brown rice to add color and nutrients to this festive fall pilaf.

evenly. You can set up your stir-in/toppings in small bowls surrounding a tray of baked sweet potatoes. All the flavors work together if you like to pile it on, or any one can be used alone. You also can add chopped, cooked vegetables to the toppers list to turn the sweet potato into an entree for vegetarian guests. 8 to 12 medium-sized sweet potatoes Stir-ins and/or Toppers (see below) 1. Preheat oven to 400 F. 2. Scrub the potatoes under water and dry them off. Spray or rub them with oil. 3. Use a metal fork to poke a few holes in each potato. (This keeps them from exploding when they cook. Don’t do this too far ahead of baking or the fork holes will oxidize and turn dark.) 4. Put the potatoes on a rimmed baking sheet, and bake for 50-60 minutes, until soft. 5. To serve, cut potatoes length-wise across the top of each potato and squeeze the ends together to open the potato. Serve the potatoes with bowls of the stir-ins or toppers (see below). Makes 8 to 12 servings.

2 pounds butternut squash, peeled, halved and seeded 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 large red onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 2 tablespoons water 1 tablespoon tomato paste 1 cup instant or parboiled brown rice 2 cups water, or 1 (14-ounce) can vegetable broth plus 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup chopped dill or basil 3 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

TIP: If you’re baking sweet potatoes ahead of time for your holiday dinner, keep them warm in a cooler. Preheat the cooler with hot water beforehand; empty and dry it right before adding the hot potatoes. The baked potatoes will stay hot for up to 4 hours.

1. Grate the squash through the large holes of a box grater. Heat oil in a large cast-iron or nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Add onion and garlic, and cook, stirring, until soft and lightly colored, 10 to 12 minutes. Combine 2 tablespoons water and tomato paste in a small bowl and stir it into the pan. Add rice and stir to coat. Add the squash, in batches if necessary, and stir until it has reduced in volume enough so that you can cover the pan. 2. Increase the heat to medium-high, pour in 2 cups water (or if using broth, 1 3/4 cups plus 1/4 cup water), cover and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, covered, stirring once or twice, until the rice has absorbed most of the liquid and squash is tender, 25 to 30 minutes. 3. Add basil or parsley, oregano, salt, pepper and cinnamon; gently stir to combine. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Serve hot or at room temperature. Makes 8 servings, about 3/4 cup each.

Toppers: Peanuts And Coconut: Impart Far-Eastern flair with shredded coconut and chopped peanuts. Bacon And Rosemary: Add smoky depth with crumbled cooked bacon tossed with snipped fresh rosemary. Onion And Garlic: For earthy flavor, top with sauteed thinly sliced onion and garlic. Almonds: Give a salty crunch with chopped smoked almonds. Pineapple And Blue Cheese: Top with 1 cup pineapple chunks and 1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles. *** Angela Shelf Medearis is an award-winning children’s author, culinary historian and author of seven cookbooks. Her new cookbook is “The Kitchen Diva’s Diabetic Cookbook.” Her website is To see how-to videos, recipes and much, much more, Like Angela Shelf Medearis, The Kitchen Diva!, on Facebook and go to Recipes may not be reprinted without permission from Angela Shelf Medearis.

Custom Baked Sweet Potatoes I’ve listed a variety of flavorful additions that you and your guests can stir-in or use as toppings for your sweet potatoes. Select sweet potatoes that are a uniform size so that they cook


Stir-ins and/or Toppers: Peanut Butter: For creaminess, add 1/2 cup. Orange Peel: For tart flavor, add 2 tablespoons. Red Curry Paste: Add Indian spice and heat with 2 to 4 teaspoons. Pumpkin Or Apple Pie Spice: For harvest flavor, add 4 teaspoons spice plus 1 teaspoon ground black pepper.

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All-American Dining, Hometown Feel Fifteen years ago Perkins Restaurant and Bakery opened at 1803 Cedar Street, here in Helena, Montana. The Corporate Franchise Consultant from Perkins was Peter Mollet. Over the next ten years, Peter, as the consultant, visited 2-3 times a year. He often brought his family along for the trip. Through the years they grew to love the area, the restaurant, and the town. So, when the opportunity came to purchase the restaurant, they jumped at the chance. In late February 2008 Peter & Brenda moved to Helena. They brought along their son Kelly, his wife Ruth and their children. Kelly runs the restaurant along with Pete, Brenda works as a para-professional for the Helena school district, and Ruth is a nurse at St. Pete’s. Living and working in Helena is truly a family venture and passion. Perkins is a family restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It is open 6am to 11pm Sunday thru Thursday, and opens 6am to 1am Friday and Saturday. You can get anything on the menu any time of day. You can have breakfast at dinner, or dinner at breakfast. Because of the three meals the menu is one of the most diverse in

the area. They offer great breakfasts with all the regulars, and they even have French toast made of rich Brioche bread. For lunches there are salads, wraps, sandwiches, appetizers and soups. Recently they have switched to a juicy 100% Angus Smash style burger served on a Brioche bun. Dinners also have something for everyone. There is seafood, chicken, turkey, and steak. There is even their famous Pot Pie. A new addition to the menu is the “Fit Favorites” section. These seven selections are all less than 600 calories each. Of course there is the delicious “Over 55” menu, and some terrific selections just for the kids. But don’t forget the Bakery! It is one of the highlights of the restaurants. They have fruit pies, and crème pies. They have cookies and muffins. And now they have the new piekin. This is an individual pie made with the best of the season’s flavors. At Thanksgiving and Christmas, they really gear up the bakery to take care of all your needs, including gift baskets and tins. So stop by Perkins, say hello to Pete and Kelly, and enjoy their hometown hospitality.

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How does “Obama Care” affect Medicare Recipients? By Bill Meuret Seniors insurance specialist with Medigap MT My phone has been ringing with concerned seniors believing they have to make changes to their Medicare due to the Affordable Care Act (Obama Care). First of all, let me relieve your panic. Right now you are extremely fortunate if you are on Medicare, it is not ending. Obama Care does not require you to change insurance because of the new law. It’s the people age 64 and under with private major medical, or in some cases group health insurance, who have a reason to worry. The new law affects Medicare in the following ways: People with higher income pay more for Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage. $85,000 plus for individuals, and $170,000 and up for married couples. Medicare Part B has higher fees based on income, but this has been happening since 2007 The prescription drug coverage is reducing the size of the“donut hole”. They have eliminated the co-pay for many preventative procedures like immunizations, cancer screening, cholesterol, diabetes……..

Obama Care does not require you to change Medicare supplement insurance, and is not subject to the same annual enrollment rules. Generally there are two ways to get your Medicare, either original Medicare, or an Advantage Plan (Part C Medicare). The Advantage Plan was an attempt by the Bush administration to let private companies offer an alternative to original Medicare. The idea was that private companies could administer Medicare for less than the government could. The government would subsidize the companies that ran them. Problem is, the Democrats were generally against these plans, so they decreased funding to Advantage Plans as Obama came to power. Therefore, the majority of the companies offering these plans have exited the market leaving many seniors scrambling to find an alternative.


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10 Honda Pilot Touring $ 28,493 moon roof, DVD, leather $ S65261A ‘

315 mo *

496374A ‘

08 Dodge Caliber RT AWD $ 9,871 $

363 mo ***


168 mo **



D24059B1 ‘

’94 Toyota Extended Cab Pickup $ 5,571 V-6, 4x4, 5-Speed


359 mo *



‘03 Chevy S-10 Crew 10,981 Automatic, 4x4



‘11 Nissan Altima $ 14,992

‘10 Honda Civic LX 13,872 Automatic, 4 elx

P-8285 $ $

211 mo.

’08 Toyota Avalon XLS

’09 Dodge 1500 Quad SLT 21,985 automatic, 4x4, topper $


17,692 Moon Roof, automatic, leather



‘11 Chrysler 200 $ 14k miles, automatic, AC 17,991 $ 253mo.*


’97 Honda Accord Ex 3,981 automatic, 4 cylinder


’98 Chevrolet Blazer LS $ 3,991 4x4, automatic

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‘08 Subaru Outback AWD $ 15,791 $

229 mo*


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195 mo.






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November 14th 2013 Issue