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IT BEGAN INNOCENTLY ENOUGH The managing director of the Guinness Brewery, Sir Hugh Beaver, was involved in a dispute during a 1951 shooting party in Country Wexford, Ireland over the golden plover. Was the game bird Europe’s fastest? Beaver couldn’t find the answer, so on the advice of Chris Chataway, an employee at the brewery in London, he turned to Norris and Ross McWhirter, twin brothers and journalists who loved researching facts. It took until 1955 for the first edition of the “Guinness Book of Records” to be published and it was an instant success, quickly migrating around the globe. Guinness is no longer owned by the Guinness Brewery but is now part of the Jim Pattison Group, a privately owned Canadian company. The name of the company and the book has changed somewhat over the years, but is now “Guinness World Records.”

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SO, YOU WANT TO BE A RECORD HOLDER? First of all, Guinness no longer accepts records involving consumption of alcohol, as well as dangerous maneuvers such as sword swallowing. Although exceptions are occasionally made, this generally leaves many of us out. No records are accepted involving chain letters via U.S. mail or e-mail. However, if you think you can beat the record for World’s Fastest Clapper, Ugliest Dog, Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Gorillas, Largest Tumor Removed Intact, Most Bubbles Blown With a Tarantula in Mouth, Most Cockroaches in a Coffin or Most Tattooed Senior Citizen, then you still have a chance. A visit to the Guinness website is the first step whereby an application is submitted to make a record attempt. A Standard Application can take apWorld Record Day... Continued on Page 2


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What we did was we animated our attitudes. We could have wallowed in anxiety and fear. We could have blamed her employer, worried about the future, and rehearsed all the bad things that could happen now that her “career was over”, which, of course, it was not.

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To animate your attitude means to talk yourself into energy, vitality, possibilities, courage and faith. Why? Because a positive attitude will lead to new opportunities and a bright future while a gloomy, negative outlook will lead only to despair and failure. Within only a few days after my wife walked off her job she had a wonderful new job with a good company located closer to home. In her new job all of her skills were utilized, her talents were appreciated, and the pay was just as good. Some things are beyond your control. But one thing is always within your control, and that is your attitude, your response, your way of behaving. Talk yourself into joy not regret, hope not depression, and prosperity not poverty. Animate your attitude and you’ll be ready for the boom! “Prepare for the Boom” is a series of columns that will appear over the next six months. A compilation of the series will be made available toward the end of the series. To join Dr. Ross’s e-mailing list please go to www.MileHighMotivator.com and sign up. There is no charge. For feedback email: Dr.Ross@comcast. net.

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a chill. Wear a hat! Heat rises, and we lose the majority of our body heat through the top of our head! Fingers and toes need special care, too. Mittens provide more warmth than gloves. • Even indoors we need to stay warm -- staying chilled for too long lowers the body’s resistance to germs. Light layers of clothing trap body heat better than one thick layer. • The floors where you live might be colder than the rest of the room, even if you have carpet. Check doors to see if there is a draft coming in at the bottom. Even a rolled-up towel can block cold air and conserve heat in the room. • Beware electrical room heaters. If you have an old one, check with senior services in your area to see if they are giving out new ones. Be sure to keep the heater away from furniture or anything flammable.

Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Write to her in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send email to columnreply@gmail.com. (c) 2008 King Features Synd., Inc.


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KIM’S KORNER by Kim Carson

EXCITING WAYS TO USE COLOR IN YOUR HOME

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ome, like life, is a series of transitions. Energy transitions to calmness. Calmness transitions to restfulness. Each room fulfills a different function, but the relationship and connections between the rooms create the flow that defines your home as a whole.

colors together creates a felling of harmony that allows for smooth and easy connections between rooms, especially open space living environments’ adds Ron Heard of Certa Pro Painters.

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Connecting the outdoors to indoors is a huge part of the modern lifestyle in the Colorado area. The ability to bring the colors of the backyard and garden into the home, especially to the places of personal refreshment and renewal, presents a wonderful way to bring the outdoors in all year ‘Sometimes there is a color you just long! love’ says Sandy Johnson, Interior Designer for The Design Works Gal- Just remember these four points lery. ‘It doesn���t matter where you when selecting colors for your saw it, or even why you love it so home, if you love a color think about much; it just speaks to you. When ways to bring it harmoniously into you feel that way, don’t shy away your home. No matter what color from it. Imagine how and where you are thinking about using, picyou would use it in your home, and ture how you will truly ‘live’ with how you will be able to enjoy it ev- that color, by yourself, with others, in both natural and artificial light. ery day.’ What is the single thing you are tryBig rooms and daring decisions cre- ing to change with that color? ate for you the most exciting challenge of all. The way to got for- Most importantly of all, don’t be ward is to Love the color, or colors, afraid, if you don’t like what you you will live with; to imagine your- did, it’s only paint, it is one of the self in the space alone, with people, easiest and least expensive decoratand with both natural and artificial ing choices to change! light. Color creates change, so your choices should be centered on the single thing you want to change most about the present space, and Like to know more? how you want to feel about it afterwards. Kim can be reached at 719-487-7767 ‘Grouping a combination of subtle In some rooms, the most beautiful thing you can do is to allow the space to talk to you. Quiet colors that link almost seamlessly with their surroundings to create a delicate – almost floating – appeal, and speak to sophistication and taste.

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SNIPPETZ® HEALTH AND WELLNESS

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Gleneagle Vision Center is the area’s newest Professional Eye Care Center, providing comprehensive eye exams, contact lens fittings, complete optical services, and management of eye disease.

Dr. Venus K. Moshrefi Holistic Practitioner, MHA, RRT, CNC Center for Wholistic Health & Healing (719) 219-9646 • www.WholisticCenter.com

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Alzheimer’s. The staff at the nursing home is instructed to pay careful attention to any signs that a patient is in discomfort. They take particular care to inspect all patients for any signs that the skin might be breaking down to form a bedsore.

PIERCED EARS REJECT EARRINGS DEAR DR. DONOHUE: When I turned 24, my pierced ears started to reject (bleeding, itching, swelling) my earrings. I have used 14-karat gold, sterling silver and cheap metal earrings. What is the cause? Is there a solution? -- E.L. ANSWER: That reaction suggests allergic contact dermatitis, a sensitivity your skin has developed to the metal in your earrings. Nickel is the metal most often responsible. If the gold is 14 karat, it probably contains nickel. Silver jewelry is usually safe, but the clasps and solder on it can have nickel. If this is allergic contact dermatitis, the best treatment is stopping the use of the offending earrings. To be sure that this is nickel sensitivity, a dermatologist can give you a skin test for it. *** DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My father is in the last stages of Alzheimer’s disease. He is in a nursing home and is bedridden for most of the day. He doesn’t recognize my mother or me. We cannot communicate with him. My mother is worried that he might be feeling pain and is unable to tell anyone. Is there some way I can assure her that he is not suffering? This is most important to my mother. -- J.F. ANSWER: If your dad reacts to a pinch, he can feel pain and he can communicate the feeling as we all do -- by wincing. It’s a reflex that most often remains intact even in the late stages of

Alzheimer’s disease is an illness almost as hard on relatives as it is on patients. The Alzheimer’s booklet gives the details of this illness and its treatments. Readers can order a copy by writing: Dr. Donohue -- No. 903W, 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: You have mentioned celiac disease more than once. You omit oats as one of the grains to avoid. I know for sure that oats throw me into trouble. You should clarify this. -- P.N. ANSWER: Celiac disease is a digestive illness where the digestive tract is thrown for a loop by gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. The symptoms are diarrhea, weight loss and bulky, foul-smelling stools. Sometimes people with celiac disease present with anemia or osteoporosis without any digestive-tract symptoms. These illnesses come on because celiac disease interrupts the absorption of minerals, vitamins and other nutrients. Oats do not contain gluten. However, they can be contaminated with gluten because they are sometimes refined with the same machinery used to refine those other grains. Many celiac patients tolerate oats well. If they don’t, they should avoid oats along with the other grains. 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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SNIPPETZ® HEALTH AND WELLNESS THE DOCTOR IS IN An insightful look at Health

by Dr. Christy Meislahn

CHECKING YOUR SPINE FOR MISALIGNMENT

HEALTH BULLETIN BEHAVIOR TIPS

REASONS FOR PROCRASTINATION

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any people put off concentrating on their weight loss efforts. Think about times when you may have said to yourself, “I’ll follow the program correctly tomorrow”. Or, “I’ll start exercising next week”. Procrastination is a hard habit to break. You may convince yourself that eating that cupcake, or sitting around watching television all day will make you feel better than eating an apple or taking a walk. Ironically, you usually end up feeling guilty and disappointed in yourself for not following your diet and remaining sedentary. Maybe you know you’re procrastinating, but aren’t sure why you can’t get motivated to focus on your weight loss efforts. It may help to examine the emotions that are triggered when you think about weight loss.

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Such emotions may include: fear of a lifestyle change, anger because you perceive that you have no control over your weight, a perfectionist attitude that the program is not worth the effort if you can’t follow it without making mistakes, fear of failure, or fear of success that will cause people to have higher expectations of you. All of these emotions can be dealt with. They become a problem when you don’t pay attention to your feelings. Solutions involve focus and awareness. Try to talk about your feelings, write them down, or tape-record them. Discuss them with a support person, and/or check out past behavioral tips that address specific emotions. Becoming aware of and taking steps to resolve emotional issues can help you break the habit of procrastination; so that you can put your best effort into your weight loss program.

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Leg length tests: A contracted leg, causing one leg to appear shorter than the other can be a common sign of spinal misalignment.

In the earliest, easiest-to-correct stages, spinal misalignments can produce NO noticeable symptoms—yet. A spinal checkup in our practice can reveal problem areas that we can address before they become headaches, back pain or more serious health issues.

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Bilateral scales: Two scales, set up side by side, determine if there are difference in weight distribution between the left and right sides of your body.

Posture: Checking your posture from the side can reveal a forward leaning head and other postural distortions. From behind, we’ll note a high shoulder or hip.

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How do we determine whether there are misalignments in your spine? Well, we generally use a number of different diagnostic tests which may include one or more of the following:

Rotation: Restricted movement when turning your head to the right or left can be a significant clue that misalignments are present.

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• On Nov. 5, 1930, Sinclair Lewis is awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. In 1926, he turned down the Pulitzer Prize awarded him, but in 1930 decided to accept Sweden’s Nobel Prize.

• On Nov. 8, 1793, after more than two centuries as a royal palace, the Louvre is opened as a public museum in Paris. In 1993, a wing once occupied by the ministry of finance was opened to the public. It was the first time the entire Louvre was devoted to museum purposes. • On Nov. 4, 1922, British archaeologist Howard Carter and his workmen discover a step leading to the tomb of boy-king Tutankhamen in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt. In the tomb was a solid-gold coffin containing the mummy of Tut, preserved for more than 3,000 years.

• On Nov. 3, 1964, residents of the District of Columbia cast their ballots in a presidential election for the first time. The passage of the 23rd Amendment in 1961 gave citizens of the nation’s capital the right to vote for president and vice president.

• On Nov. 6, 1984, the New York Stock Exchange decided to keep its doors open on a presidential election day for the first time in 193 years. The move didn’t sit too well with traders, who responded to the news with a chorus of boos and hisses. Fortunately, the Dow did manage to post a 15-point gain on the day.

• On Nov. 9, 1970, the Supreme Court refuses to hear a challenge by the state of Massachusetts regarding the constitutionality of the Vietnam War. By a 6-3 vote, the justices rejected the effort of the state to bring a suit in federal court in defense of residents claiming protection under a state law that allowed them to refuse military service in an undeclared war.

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• On Nov. 7, 1991, basketball legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson stuns the world by announcing his sudden retirement from the Los Angeles Lakers after testing positive for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Today, Johnson is a prominent spokesman for AIDS awareness and a successful businessman. (c) 2008 King Features Synd., Inc.

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DOG Runners provides Fast Walks and Runs for your dog at Monument Preserve, Greenland Ranch, Reservoir trail, and other great locations!

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THE HOLIDAYS ARE COMING!! BOOK NOW AT COUNTRY CRITTERS UPTOWN Where your dog will be primped and pampered.

GROOMING Karen Allison, Grooming dogs & cats since 1986 17950 Veterinary View Monument off Knollwood Drive (719) 488-2500 We love your pets & know you do too!

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If you are interested in adopting Lakota into your heart and barn please contact SAINT Animal Rescue located in Calhan at 5413099..you might need to use the saintanimalrescue.org and as 719 area code. always, thank you for caring.

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DEAR TAMMY: Congratulations on bringing home a new member of the family! There are many tricks you can teach a dog to perform, but I’ll cover just three. These should be taught following basic obedience training (which includes sit/stay and down commands). Each session should last about 30 seconds; let her play for a while afterward. Shake Hands: Popular and easy to learn, this is a nice skill for puppies to have, especially when visitors arrive. Begin teaching Shake Hands after she has developed a good response to the Sit/Stay commands. Once she is sitting, pick up one of her paws gently, release it and give her a treat. Do this for a couple of days, and then add a verbal command, like “Shake hands” or “Say hello.” Give her a reward after you say the command. Play Dead: Another easy trick, once she follows the “Down” command,

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you can progress to “Roll Over.” Give her the “Down” command, and note which side she leans toward. Gently push her over onto that side, and give her verbal praise and a belly rub. Follow up with a reward. Roll Over: Once she masters “Play Dead,” start from that position. First, desensitize your puppy by rubbing her belly and touching her legs and feet while she’s in the Play Dead position. Once she’s used to this, give the command “Roll over,” take hold of the back and front legs closest to the floor, and very gently pull her over to the opposite side. (If she gets frightened or is in pain, stop immediately.) Reward her with a treat or toy. (Or, tempt her around with a treat: Show her the treat, then slowly move it up around the back of her head to the other side. She may follow it around, rolling over automatically.) No matter what trick you teach your dog, she’ll love the attention, so make this training a regular part of your day! Send your tips, questions and comments to Paws Corner, c/o King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or e-mail them to pawscorner@hotmail.com. (c) 2008 King Features Synd., Inc.


SNIPPETZ DINING GUIDE ®

HarVest AfterNOON Tea Fall is here and our afternoon tea menu changes to include new treats to greet the new season. Our Harvest Afternoon Tea Menu is offered October 1st through November 14th. The menu is posted on our website. Afternoon tea is served Tuesday through Saturday from 2 to 5 pm by reservation (3 days in advance): call 481-8822 or email diane@wisdomteahouse.com.

65 Second Street Monument, CO 80132 Open Tue-Sat 9am-5pm 719.481.8822 www.wisdomteahouse.com

75 Hwy 105 Palmer Lake

CreaM Tea $10 per person and includes two scones with toppings and an unlimited pot of tea. TerritOrial Tea $18 per person and includes unlimited pot of tea, two kinds of scones with toppings, fruit, and sweets. esperaNza Tea $25 per person adds sandwiches and savories to the Territorial Tea menu.

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, stir together the graham cracker crumbs, 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts, 3 tablespoons sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and melted butter; press into the bottom of a 9 inch spring form pan. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes. In a large bowl, combine cream cheese and 1/2 cup sugar. Mix at medium speed until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Blend in vanilla; pour filling into the baked crust. In a small bowl, stir together 1/3 cup sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Toss the cinnamon-sugar with the apples to coat. Spoon the apple mixture over cream cheese layer and sprinkle with 1/4 cup chopped walnuts. Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 70 minutes. With a knife, loosen cake from rim of pan. Let cool, and then remove the rim of pan. Chill cake before serving.

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If you don’t have a pasta roller you can use a rolling pin but you will need to knead the dough longer and the dough will want to shrink back. There are also electric machines that will make many different shapes where you just put the ingredients in the well and turn it on. I have a machine but I like my roller better. The roller I found has an attachment that makes raviolis. Next week I will be getting more into that with Chocolate Hazelnut raviolis.

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Herbs and spices can be added to flavor the pasta. I folded in fresh basil and made fettuccini with the attachment I got with my roller. I placed the fresh basil leaves on the sheet of pasta, folded it in half then ran it through the roller. I then continued to fold and roll it until the sheets were smooth. 24 Hwy. 105 in Palmer Lake

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he hectic pace of the holidays shouldn’t prevent you from entertaining in style -- especially if you prepare this delicious Portuguese Chicken recipe in a crockpot. My husband, Michael, is from a large family with links to Portugal via the slave trade. I love making this dish for him and for our family and friends because it looks so complex, yet it’s so simple to prepare. Convenience products like bottled pasta sauce and canned tomatoes with chilies cut down on preparation time. Mexican chorizo sausage adds a spicy flavor to the dish. Portuguese Chicken With Chorizo Sausage and my crockpot are my secrets to effortless entertaining! Chorizo sausage is a common addition to Portuguese dishes. It’s usually made with ground pork and combined with fat, wine, paprika and salt, which is then stuffed into a casing made of tripe. There are many varieties of chorizo, but one of the most popular kinds is slowly dried over a smoky fire. Linguica is a Portuguese-style of chorizo that is sliced and cooked table-side in special lattice-topped pottery dishes. Chourico is a ground version of chorizo that looks like soft or “wet” Mexican-style chorizo. Paprika and red chilies are the primary spices in Mexican chorizo and infuse it with a deep reddish color. A variety of chorizo made from fiery green chilies can be found around Toluca, Mexico. Mexican “wet” chorizo is often made with freshly ground pork parts combined with chilies, vinegar and salt and stuffed into a casing. The chorizo is removed from the casing, which is discarded, and the sausage is cooked. The “dry” Mexican chorizo has been smoked like Spanish-style chorizo and can be sliced and prepared in similar ways.

I use the Mexican-style “wet” chorizo in my Crockpot Portuguese Chicken recipe. It’s far more budget-friendly than the imported Portuguese or Spanish chorizo sausages. The chorizo adds a zesty flavor to the tomato sauce that blankets the chicken while it slowly cooks in the crockpot. Serve this fabulous dish with rice, a crisp salad and some crusty bread, and you’ll have an easy way to entertain your guests!

CROCKPOT PORTUGUESE CHICKEN 2 1/2 to 3 pounds chicken, cut into serving pieces 1/2 pound soft, Mexican-style chorizo sausage, casings removed 1 (3 pound) jar prepared pasta sauce 1 (10-ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chilies 2 onions, chopped 4 cloves garlic, chopped 1/2 teaspoon sugar 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon pepper 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 (14-ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped, optional 1 (4-ounce) can sliced black olives, drained, optional Combine the chorizo, pasta sauce, tomatoes, onions, garlic and sugar in a 4-quart crockpot; mix well. Wash the chicken and pat it dry with food-safe paper towels. Season the chicken with the Italian seasoning, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper. Layer the chicken in the crockpot with the dark meat (thighs and legs) on the bottom of the pot, and then the white meat (breast and wings) next. Make sure that the chicken pieces are covered with the sauce. Cover and cook on LOW for 7-9 hours until chicken is thoroughly cooked. Stir in the artichoke hearts and olives. Cook on LOW for 7 to 10 minutes. Serve over rice or couscous. *** Angela Shelf Medearis is an award-winning children’s author, a culinary historian and the author of five cookbooks. Her latest cookbook, “The New AfricanAmerican Kitchen,” is in bookstores now. She’s known as The Kitchen Diva and is the executive producer and host of the “The Kitchen Diva!” -- a television cooking show. Visit her Web site at www.divapro.com.

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� Keep your long-term financial goals in focus Investing a set amount of money on a regular basis does not ensure a profit and does not protect against loss in declining markets. Such a plan involves continual investment in securities regardless of fluctuating price levels of such securities. You should consider your financial ability to continue the purchases through periods of low price levels.

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FINANCIAL FOCUS TRANSITION TO RETIREMENT: WHAT “FIRST WAVE” BOOMERS SHOULD KNOW Provided by Adam Grayson of EdwardJones Investments

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f you’re a “senior” member of the baby boom generation — generally defined as those born between 1946 and 1964 — you’ve seen a lot in your life: the Cold War, the first moon landing, the birth of the Internet and much more. But in just a few years, you may face something you probably never thought you’d see: your retirement. To make a smooth transition to this stage of your life, you’ll need to become familiar with a few key financial topics. Consider the following: Retirement plan income — For the past few decades, you may have been building financial resources for retirement through an employersponsored plan — such as a 401(k) or a traditional pension — and possibly an IRA. Now, however, it’s time to determine just how much retirement income these vehicles will produce. A traditional pension will provide you regular payments based on your years of service and salary, but you have much more flexibility and latitude when it comes to taking withdrawals from a 401(k) or IRA. How much you withdraw directly affects how long your money will last, so you may want to consult with a professional financial advisor to determine the appropriate withdrawal rates for these accounts, based on your projected retirement lifestyle, life expectancy, risk tolerance and other factors. Health insurance — Well before you retire, consult with your employer’s benefits office to learn if you can receive some type of health insurance as a retiree. Many large employers extend health care coverage to retired workers, but as health care costs have risen, some companies have cut back or eliminated this ben-

efit. Generally speaking, you won’t be eligible for Medicare until you are 65. If you retire before that age and your former employer doesn’t cover you, you’ll need to find some health insurance to fill the gap. Social Security — You can begin collecting Social Security benefits at age 62, but you’ll get larger monthly checks if you wait until you reach “normal” retirement age, which, if you are in the first wave of baby boomers, will be about age 66. When should you start taking payments? It depends on a variety of factors, including your health, family history of longevity and other sources of income. Further employment — If you decide to do some type of work after retirement, whether for financial or personal reasons, you’ll need to factor this income into your overall retirement income strategies. For instance, if you’re earning a reasonable amount from a post-retirement job, you may want to delay taking money from your 401(k) or traditional IRA (though you’ll have to start taking distributions when you reach age 70-1/2). Also, according to the Social Security Administration, if you start collecting Social Security when you’re younger than your full retirement age, you will lose $1 of benefits for every $2 you earn above a certain annual amount ($13,560 in 2008). Once you reach full retirement age, you can keep all your benefits, no matter how much you earn. So, there you have them — just a few of the financial issues you’ll need to explore as you lead the baby boom cohort into retirement. By taking your time and exploring all your options, you can make the transition pleasant — and rewarding. This article was written by Edward Jones on behalf of your local Edward Jones financial advisor For additional information, contact:

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redit cards are a double-edged sword: There are both pros and cons to having them, and the arguments are strong on either side.

If you want to make a major purchase such as a car or a home, you need a credit history, and that’s where showing a history of on-time credit-card payments can be most helpful. Plus, there are times when it’s just plain handy to have a credit card: • In a flat-tire emergency by the side of the road if the tow truck won’t take a check. • Taking advantage of sales on large items you need. The trick is to make sure the credit-card payment plus interest doesn’t exceed what you would have paid for the item if you’d saved up and bought it when it wasn’t on sale. The true cost of any purchases made with a credit card is the item amount plus the credit-card interest and finance

IT’S THE LAW! by Christopher C. Meyer, Attorney at Law, P.C.

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his article presents the structure of a typical divorce case in Colorado. It provides a general summary of the different steps involved in the Court process. Your case may be different depending on various factors such as whether the parties are represented by lawyers. A divorce case is a lawsuit similar to other lawsuits such as negligence for an automobile crash injury. However, instead of a plaintiff and a defendant, there is a petitioner and a respondent; and, instead of a complaint, there is a petition. The petition requests that the court enter an order, a decree, for divorce. The respondent files a response to the petition. Once the petition is filed with the court, the court has jurisdiction (power) over the petitioner. Once the petition and a summons are served on the respondent, the court has jurisdiction over the respondent. The respondent can be served in three ways. The most common are personal service by a process server – a deputy or other process serve gives a copy of the summons and the petition, or the respondent signs a waiver and acceptance of service. If the respondent can’t be located, service by publication is the alternative. Once the petition has been filed and the respondent

Credit cards are easy to use -- and therein lies the biggest problem. The ease of pulling a credit card out of your wallet to make a purchase can lead to decisions you wouldn’t make if you had to produce the cash. Even worse is if you use the convenience of credit cards to pay for everyday expenses. Credit card debt has to be paid back with on-time monthly payments. If you don’t pay at least the minimum amount, your credit score suffers (which is worse than having no payment history at all) and the balance you owe goes up as late fees are added to the balance. Credit cards or your account information can be stolen, especially if you make online purchases. While you’re limited in your liability for purchases made on a stolen card, your card information can be just one step in having your identity stolen. If you don’t have a credit card or if you’re considering taking on an additional card, weigh the pros and cons before you apply -- and read the fine print on the application. 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 328536475, or send e-mail to columnreply@gmail.com. (c) 2008 King Features Synd., Inc.

has been served, the court cannot divorce you until a minimum of 90 days have passed. One the petition is filed and the respondent is served, an automatic injunction goes into effect that prevents the parties from doing things like taking the children out of state without the consent of the other party or an order of the court. The automatic injunction also prevents doing other things without the other party’s consent like transferring marital property or canceling health, auto, or life insurance. So, your case has been filed and the other party has been served with the paperwork. You now have a court case. The next step is an initial status conference. The purpose of the initial status conference is for the court to take an active role in managing the case. Think of the initial status conference as the first hearing in your case. The Court will give order regarding things like future scheduling and the exchange of financial information between the parties. The exchange of financial information between the parties is critical to the whole process. The law provides for mandatory disclosure. The idea is that the parties and the court can make the best decision only if they have complete and accurate financial information. Don’t even think about withholding relevant financial information. If you are dishonest, your credibility will be lost and you may be subject to other sanctions. The anatomy of a divorce case will continue in the next week in Snippetz.

Chris Meyer is an attorney practicing family law in Monument. Chris’ law practice is limited to domestic relations cases. Chris has been practicing law since 1977. He is a former prosecutor and is licensed to practice law in Colorado, Florida, California and Wisconsin. Chris can be contacted at 719-488-9395. Chris’s website (www.cmeyerlaw.com) has additional divorce and family law information.

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1. FAMOUS QUOTATIONS: Who said, “Anger as soon as fed is dead -- ‘Tis starving makes it fat.” 2. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: Which well-known French actress appeared in Chanel No. 5 commercials in the 1970s? 3. TELEVISION: What kind of car did “Starsky and Hutch” drive? 4. MEASUREMENTS: How many yards are in a bolt of cloth? 5. MOVIES: Which recently released movie was directed by Joel and Ethan Coen? 6. AD SLOGANS: What company “has a way with b-o-l-o-g-n-a”? 7. INVENTIONS: Who is credited with inventing aspirin? 8. ART: Where is the Whitney Museum of Art located? 9. GEOGRAPHY: On which continent is the Great Sandy Desert located? 10. FOOD & DRINK: What are the ingredients in a Rickey cocktail?

1. How many Gold Gloves did Hank Aaron win during his 23-year majorleague career? 2. In 2006, Chien-Ming Wang became the second consecutive New York Yankees pitcher to be the runner-up for the A.L. Cy Young Award. Who was it in 2005? 3. Entering this season, how many of the current SEC head football coaches had won at least one national championship? 4. One team was swept twice in the NBA Finals during the ‘70s, while a different one had the same fate in the ‘80s. Both also won at least one title in their respective decades. Name either team. 5. How many Stanley Cups have the Detroit Red Wings won, and when was their first? 6. How many players with a surname of either Brown or Smith are in the National Soccer Hall of Fame? 7. Name two of the three fillies to win the Kentucky Derby.

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1. What year did the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart first appear? 2. What song was the first to make No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart? 3. Which artist has smashed the most guitars on stage? 4. Name the artist and the year for hit songs “It’s Just A Matter of Time” and “Endlessly.” 5. What was the Beatles’ first No. 1 hit song? 6. Which artist is known as the “Material Girl?” 7. Name the artist and title for the No. 1 song of 1965. 8. Which group has had the most No. 2 hits without reaching No. 1? 9. Name the 1974 song and artist that reached No. 1 on both the pop and country music charts. (c) 2008 King Features Synd., Inc.

In order to keep everyone honest, we have moved the answers and solutions to the trivia and puzzles to the next page (21). For those of you who have indeed peeked in the past.... SHAME ON YOU!

day upgrade of the 1960s classic comedy retains the campy feel, while at the same time delivering outstanding stunts. It’s like a cross between the old TV show and “The Bourne Identity.”

New DVD Releases for Week of Nov. 3, 2008 PICK OF THE WEEK “Get Smart” -- Steve Carell and Anne Hathaway star in one of the funniest and most entertaining films of 2008. Agent Maxwell Smart (Carell) and Agent 99 (Hathaway) must discover the identity of a traitor in their midst while thwarting a plot to assassinate the president. This modern-

if you’ve already got the movies in your collection, you can give these two boxed sets a pass.

BOXED SETS “Get Smart: The Complete Series Gift Set” -- It’s no coincidence that on the same day of the movie’s DVD release, we get a beautiful, remastered box set of the original Mel Brooks/Buck Henry-created series. All 138 episodes on 25 discs. Tons of extras. A must-have for fans of the show.

“Planet of the Apes 40th Anniversary Collection” -- Holy moly! This is an amazing collection. All five movies are digitally remastered, including a director’s cut of “Conquest of the Planet of the Apes” featuring more footage than the original release. There are tons of special features, commentary tracks, a lovely booklet, archive footage and “making of” documentaries.

“Star Wars Trilogy” and “Star Wars Prequel Trilogy” -- Apparently, George Lucas is down to his last $50 billion and is rereleasing the two trilogies in their respective boxed sets. The original trilogy boxed set contains the Special Editions and the older, original versions of the films. There’s nothing new here; no new special features. So,

KIDS “Barbie in A Christmas Carol” -- Barbie “stars” as Eden Starling, a Victorian-era diva who treats her fellow actors horribly by demanding that they all stay and rehearse on Christmas Eve. However, three Spirits intervene to teach Barbie the True Meaning of Christmas.

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TV “Futurama: Bender’s Game” -- This is the latest in a series of animated films based on the canceled cult Fox series. In “Bender’s Game,” the Planet Express gang searches for a dark-matter mine and stumbles upon a subterranean society populated by drunken knights who look like the robot Bender and sorcerers who wreak their wizardly magic -- like turning the cycloptic Leela into a unicorn. George “Sulu” Takei makes a cameo guest-voice appearance. Ohhhh my.

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TRIVIA TEST ANSWERS 1. Emily Dickinson 2. Catherine Deneuve 3. Ford Gran Torino 4. 40 yards 5. “Burn After Reading” 6. Oscar Mayer 7. Felix Hoffmann 8. New York City 9. Australia 10. Gin, lime juice and soda water

NOVEMBER 3, 2008 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You enjoy the attention early in the week, but it might be a good idea to opt for some privacy by week’s end so that you can have more time to consider an upcoming decision.

SPORTS QUIZ ANSWERS 1. Three (1958-1960). 2. Reliever Mariano Rivera. 3. Five -- Alabama’s Nick Saban, Florida’s Urban Meyer, LSU’s Les Miles, South Carolina’s Steve Spurrier and Tennessee’s Phillip Fulmer. 4. The Bullets in the ‘70s and the Lakers in the ‘80s. 5. Eleven, with the first in 1936. 6. Four -- David, George and James Brown and Bobby Smith. 7. Regret (1915), Genuine Risk (1980) and Winning Colors (1988).

FLASH BACK ANSWERS 1. 1958 2. “Poor Little Fool” by Ricky Nelson 3. Peter Townshend of The Who has smashed at least 87 guitars on stage. 4. Brook Benton (1959) 5. “From Me to You” (1963) 6. Madonna is called The Material Girl after her song by that title hit the charts in 1984. 7. “Hang on Sloopy” by the McCoys 8. Creedence Clearwater Revival has had five No. 2 hits. 9. “Before the Next Teardrop Falls” by Freddy Fender

TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You unearth some surprising facts. Now you need to consider how to use them to your advantage. Meanwhile, it might be best to keep what you’ve learned secret for now. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A comment by a colleague piques your curiosity to know more. Best advice: You’ll find people more likely to offer information if you’re discreet when making your inquiries. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your energy levels begin to rise by midweek. This allows you to catch up with your heavy workload and still have plenty of get-up-and-go to go out on the town this weekend. LEO (July 23 to August 22) You’re probably roaring your head off about a perceived slight from a longtime critic. Ignore it. That person might just be trying to goad you into doing something you might later regret. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) The early part of the week is open to spontaneity. Then it’s time to settle into your usual routine to get all your tasks done. A personal situation could require more attention from you.

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LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A meeting of the minds on a workplace project might well develop into something more personal for Librans looking for romance. Aspects are also favorable for platonic relationships. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A more-positive mood might be difficult to assume in light of a recent problem involving the health of someone special. But by week’s end, your emotional barometer should start to rise. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Look for a changed attitude from a former adversary once he or she realizes you have your colleagues’ full support. Now you can refocus your energies on that workplace project. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) This time, a difference of opinion might not be resolved in your favor. But be patient. It could all ultimately work out to your advantage, as new information begins to develop. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A tug of war develops between the artistic Aquarian’s creative aspect and his or her practical side. Best advice: Prioritize your schedule so you can give appropriate time to both. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) You could be entering a career phase awash with job-related demands. But avoid being swamped by the overflow and, instead, keep treading water as you deal with demands one by one. BORN THIS WEEK: You are an exceptionally loyal person, and you’re respected for your ability to keep the secrets entrusted to you. (c) 2008 King Features Synd., Inc.


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2002 DURANGO Leather, Seats 7. Loaded. Local 1 owner. Exceptional condition. $6,000 Call: 719-332-8956 or 719-487-0064

HELP WANTED P/T Mascot. 12-2 M-F Call Jason @ 488-9453

PALMER LAKE TOWNHOME RENTALS 3 Bedroom and 2 Bedroom Executive homes available. Fireplace, 2 car garage. Beautiful view. $950/mo. 719-481-3378

AFFORDABLE HORSE BOARDING

2 BEDROOM APARTMENT FOR RENT No smoking. No pets. Shared utilities. Quiet and secluded. Must See! $800/mo 719-481-3458

1988 560SL MERCEDES Original owner. All maintenance records. 103,000 miles. Excellent condition. Champagne exterior and hard top. Expresso soft top (new) with wind screen. Recently replaced air conditioner and new tires. V-8 Classic classy car, beautiful ride. $14,500 Call 481-8951 1986 JEEP CHEROKEE 4 Wheel Drive, 4 dr. V6, loaded. New Silver Paint, 5 speed. Over $4,000 invested. All records. $4,500. 598-0481

On 12 acres, 1 mile south west of Monument City Limits. Barn with power, water and locking tack room. Easy access to National Forest trails. Feeding twice daily in winter, once daily in summer. Winter $300/mo, Summer $200/ mo. Call Rick: 481-6660

THINKING OF FINISHING OR REMODELING YOUR BASEMENT?

PALMER LAKE HOUSE FOR SALE BY OWNER 2,600 sq. ft., 3 bd./ 3 ba., 2 car gar. In-oor radiant heat. 2 great rooms. Many more amenities. Owner will ďŹ nance. $365,000 719-481-2513 (or rent to own)

CALL LAST MINUTE CONSTRUCTION WE’LL HANDLE IT ALL!

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for an appointment or email us: Ken@LastMinuteProductionsLLC.com Creating Beautiful Basements in and Around Colorado Springs A PLUS PLATINUM CARPET AND TILE CARE Steam truck mount extraction. $15 OFF SPECIAL! 719-440-9148 or 719-339-2708

MONUMENT Two year old townhome available furnished or unfurnished. 2 master suites,/3baths/2 car garage. 1560 sf. Fireplace. Furnished: $1400/mo Unfurnished: $1200/mo Minimum 9 month lease. Pets considered.

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CASH BUYERS FOR HOUSES, LAND OR MINERAL RIGHTS Send description and price to: PO Box 100 Larkspur, CO 80118

BOWLING IS FUN!

League bowlers needed to fill vacancies on existing teams. No prior league experience necessary. Openings on Wed, Thurs, Sat evenings. Call PINZ @ 487-7469

FOR SALE

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THE MONUMENT BASEMENT GUY Local, personal and affordable will help you finish your basement, so your whole house is livable! More than 25 years of experience in construction and fine carpentry work. For a free consultation/estimate call 719 359 6855

FIREWOOD FOR SALE $195 per cord / $100 1/2 cord. A mixture of Aspen, Ponderosa Pine and Douglas Fir. Call Jeff 719-227-8758 or 303-618-8610

ONE YEAR OLD JOHN DEERE TRACTOR 34hp, 60" bucket, like new, low hours. $16,000. Call Michael 719-338-7028

MONUMENT Two year old townhome available furnished or unfurnished. 4 bedrooms/4 baths/1 car garage. 1860 sf. Fireplace, views, A/C. Furnished: $1500/mo Unfurnished: $1250.00 Minimum 9 month lease. Pets considered.

• Complete materials & labor quote • Ordering & purchasing materials • Framing, electrical & plumbing • Painting & staining • We schedule all inspections • Design assistance • Permit assistance • Drywall & texture • Carpet & tile • Home theaters

Call 205-6010

BEAUTIFUL SELF-CONTAINED 1-BEDROOM APT For rent in rural Monument, walkin-closet, 800 sq ft - more info at www.nyagregorfleron.net/4rent. html#apt or call Paul or Nya at 719 487 3113

1933 CHEVY SHOW CAR/ STREET ROD $8,000 paint. Custom tires and rims, white leather interior, 428 HP, suicide doors, AM/FM/CD, tilt. Priced well below 3 appraisals at $28,000 OBO. Call Michael for details 719-338-7028

WE REALLY DO HANDLE IT ALL!

17115 Snowwood Drive, Monument, Colorado 80132

STUNNING JOHN LAING ENERGY EFFICIENT HOME

• 3 Bedrooms • 2-1/2 Baths • 2 Car Garage Open Floor Plan • Upgraded Kitchen • Dining, living, and family rooms • Air Conditioning • Fireplace • Newly Landscaped Backyard • Lots of Storage • ž UnďŹ nished Basement (already has plumbing for full bathroom) • Low utility bills • Surround Sound System, Refrigerator and Washer and Dryer Included!

$247,900 • Owner ďŹ nancing available • Call Laura at 719-235-2206 Buyer Agent commission available • Listed with FSBO Inc.

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20 YEARS EXPERIENCE! • Green Built • Custom Homes • Basement Finish • Framing

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• Tile • Wood Floors • Log Work • Job Site Cleanup

CLING Items being donated must be in labeled, non-leaking containers.

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- PAINT AND PAINT PRODUCTS: Latex and Oil Based Paints, Aerosol Paints, Hobby Paints, Stains, Strippers, Solvents, Thinners, Lacquers, Varnishes,

CREAT AN ECO-FRIENDLY HOME!

- LAWN AND GARDEN CHEMICALS: Lawn and Houseplant Fertilizers, Herbicides, Insecticides, Pesticides, Rodent Poisons, Wood Preservatives

RECYCLING DROP AND SWAP PROGRAM

- HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS: Cleaners (carpet, drain, oven, toilet bowl), Aerosols, Ammonia, Batteries (alkaline & rechargeable), Bleach, Cooking & Lamp Oils, Fire Extinguishers, Furniture Polish/wax, Fluorescent Lights, Medications, Propane Tanks, Mercury Thermometers (can be exchanged for 1 new digital thermometer per household!)

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HOUSEHOLD CHEMICAL WASTE COLLECTION FACILITY 3255 Akers Drive in Colorado Springs Monday – Thursday, 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Call 520-7878 for information Website: http://www.elpasoco.com Many products brought to the El Paso County Household Chemical Waste Collection Facility are re-usable. So in keeping with the mission of “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle,” a Drop & Swap Program was developed to make these new and/or reusable products available for FREE to the residents of El Paso and Teller Counties!

- TELEVISION SETS (up to 19” diagonal screen) - CELL PHONES - DIGITAL CAMERAS

Office: (719) 260-9847

- PDAs

Selina Rodriguez: (719) 649-5953

HERE’S THE “FINE PRINT”:

- COMPUTER COMPONENTS: Laptops, monitors, CPUs, keyboards, mouse, printers, scanners

- PAGERS

Kimberly Gilbertson: (719) 963-1196

- AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTS: Antifreeze, Batteries, Brake & Transmission Fluids, Cleaners (bug/ tar, chrome, engine, vinyl), Flares, Fuels, Wax, (NO Tires)

- Any citizen of El Paso or Teller County over the age of 18 can take any of the products offered on the Drop & Swap shelves. - All products are offered FREE of charge. - The El Paso County Environmental Services Department, Solid Waste Management Division, makes every Drop off items you are no longer effort to offer only new, clean, ususing and see if there is anything on able products on the Drop & Swap the shelves that you need! A dona- shelves but they cannot guarantee tion of non-perishable food for Care the integrity, safety, usability, or ef& Share is encouraged. fectiveness of the products -- you take them at your own risk. - A Release Form must be signed ELECTRONICS RECYCLING when taking any products from the Items with a “circuit board and a Drop & Swap shelves. cord”

CALL US TODAY FOR YOUR FREE LOAN ANALYSIS Proudly Serving the Tri-Lakes Area and Colorado Springs

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Elbert Rancher $479,900 Gorgeous 4/3/3, 3,676 sq ft, built ‘02, 5.0 acres, large new barn

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Black Forest Custom built quality 2X6 construction. Lots of natural light in this home! Located in quiet treed neighborhood within cul de sac. Area features riding trails & ponds. and 2.5 acres of serenity in the trees ready for your horses! MLS #570532 $370,000

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5 Acres Homesite in Hawk Ridge With unobstructed Pikes Peak and front range VIEWS! Perfect lot for walk out lower level. Soil and Perc tests available. MLS #435721 $199,000

Elegant Home in Wagon Trails N/E This 3BR, 2.5BA, 3CAR home includes stucco exterior, central air, master suite and more. Access to community pool and tennis! MLS #527855 $264,900

Lots of Custom Tile Work 5BR, 3BA home in Village Seven area features a kitchen with granite tile counters, travertine backsplash, hickory cabinetry, wood flooring and more. Lots of custom tile work throughout. The yard is a gardeners delight with covered deck covered, grape vines and shed. Great location walking dist to trails, parks and community pool! MLS #504552 $229,000

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Clean and well maintained 2,562 sf home. 3 bedrooms on the main level including master bedroom w/ private bath. Great open living & dining areas w/ vaulted ceiling and gas fp. Fantastic tiered and landscaped back yard w/ patios. Finished basement w/ large rec rm. and additional bedroom & full bath for guests. Great location close to all! MLS #470296 $207,000

$879,900 www.20175Wissler.com

Has Mother-in-Law Quarters ! Large Lot With Lots of Possibilities Charming 4BR, 2BA Bi-level home with a large fenced-in yard. Home includes renovated bathroom with marble-like tub suround, new sink and faucets. large family room. Kitchen walks out to wood deck. All appliances stay including washer, dryer and stainless refrigerator. MLS #467930 $189,500

Fantastic Find in Palmer Lake! 4 bedroom / 2 bathroom / 1,505 sq ft Great rancher situated on a nice level lot with mountain views. Bright and open with vaulted ceilings, vinyl windows and a deck off the master bedroom. Fully fenced back yard and a covered front porch make this home one worth seeing MLS #423842 $199,900 (Rent for $1,000/mo.)

2001 Richmond, James Model ! 5 Bed, 3 Bath, 3 Car Gleneagle $419,900 www.14432Tierra.com

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$324,900 www.125-Oakdale.com

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