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Dear Classified Guys, With the price of gas so high, I decided to search the classifieds and look for an economy car to drive back and forth to work instead of my SUV. I was hoping to find one of those new hybrid cars, but I guess they are in high demand. However I did find a guy who was selling a diesel car that ran on leftover oil from the deep fat fryers at local restaurants. At first I thought it was a joke, but when I called I realized he was serious. I was stunned and didn't know what to say. How do these cars work and why don't more people have them? Help me out here guys. I'm feeling real naive right now.

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Cash: You're not alone. Many

people have never heard of running a car on vegetable oil. However, much like some people, your car can also become vegetarian. Carry: These vegetable oil systems have been around for years, but have gained popularity as gas prices soar higher. Basically, a conversion kit is used to change the fuel system of a diesel engine to let it run on vegetable oil as

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well as diesel fuel. Cash: The conversion kit can cost between $500 and $800 and can be added to almost any diesel engine vehicle including passenger cars and trucks. This system adds a second fuel tank to the vehicle that is used to store vegetable oil. You start the car as usual, but once the engine is warmed up, you can flip a switch on the dashboard that allows the vegetable oil to be delivered in place of the diesel fuel. Carry: As you may imagine, the system can have a cost savings on gasoline, but does require the need to find alternative fuel sources. It's not like there are many fuel

stations serving vegetable oil. Cash: Most people make a deal with local restaurants to collect the vegetable oil used in deep fat fryers. Since the restaurant typically pays to dispose of the old oil, they are more than willing to give it away. Carry: Aside from cleaning a fuel filter, there is very little additional maintenance on the car. Although since you are burning vegetable oil, you may notice the smell of fried food. Cash: But since you're producing lower emissions and saving on gasoline prices, you may not mind driving a car that smells like french fries.

With today's gas prices, many people are focusing on a car's fuel economy. The vegetable oil system receives about the same mileage/gallon as standard diesel fuel, and diesel engines are typically 40% more efficient than their gasoline counterparts. In addition, vegetable oil is known to reduce vehicle emissions and act as a better lubricant than diesel oil. With a two-tank fuel system, converted cars can travel extended distances before needing to refuel.

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While many people may think converting a vehicle to run on vegetable oil is reserved for older model cars, nothing could be further from the truth. Today the conversion kits can be used on all types of diesel engine cars including Mercedes Benz, Chevy, Ford, Volkswagen and more. In fact, there are some businesses that have converted their entire fleet of delivery trucks to use a vegetable oil system to save thousands of dollars every year in fuel. •

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My neighbor is very unique. On any given Saturday, you can find him in his garage tinkering or inventing something for around the house. His recent project was converting an old diesel pickup truck to run on vegetable oil. I stopped by one day to see how he was doing on the project. Proud of his new vehicle, he hopped in the front seat and started it up so I could see it in action. A few minutes later I noticed the smell of Chinese food. "I get the vegetable oil from the Chinese restaurant in town" he told me. "Are there any side effects?" I asked. He laughed and replied, "Occasionally, when it backfires it spits out egg rolls." (Thanks to Oliver G.)

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10 help wanted Service Techncian: Aqua Pro Spa Pool, a local business for more than 13 years with an ethical, committed, experienced workforce is looking for a service technician with experience in Pool and Spa, HVAC or Plumbing. We foster a culture of integrity that reflects our commitment to excellence and dedication to serving our customers. Being a part of our team means a work experience with excellent benefits, growth opportunities, innovative environment, community involvement, and friendly atmosphere. Aqua Pro has won numerous awards for Industry Excellence. We are searching for top talent who have a clean driving record, possess a “do it right the first time� mentality, excellent communication skills and follow up to be a part of a growing company and help us maintain our leadership position in the spa industry. Project management experience a plus! Pay D.O.E. If you share our vision and values, we invite you to introduce yourself by emailing your resume to tim.aquapro@gmail.com Inside/Outside Sales: Aqua Pro Spa Pool, a local business for more than 13 years with an ethical, committed, experienced workforce is looking for a creative, professional, with inside and outside sales experience to work in our Hailey Showroom. We foster a culture of integrity that reflects our commitment to excellence and dedication to serving our customers. Being a part of our team means a work experience with excellent benefits, growth opportunities, innovative environment, community involvement, and friendly atmosphere. Aqua Pro has won numerous awards for Industry Excellence. We are searching for top talent who have the drive, the energy, and the ambition to be a part of a growing company and help us maintain our leadership position in the spa industry. If you share our vision and values, we invite you to introduce yourself by emailing your resume to tim.aquapro@gmail.com Construction estimator/customer sales rep. Professional, motivated, sincere. Customers calling. Must have positive attitude, willing to start modestly and sell and execute our products with employees and vendors. References, resume, willingness. Drug free work place, transportation, etc. Please send resume/application info: croycreek@ gmail.com, fax: 208-726-1270. Front Wait Staff position is now available at Cristina’s Restaurant. Must be detail oriented, able to work in a fast pace environment and have great customer service skills. Experience necessary. Wage D.O.E. + Tips. Simple IRA, Vacation, and Health Benefits are available. If interested please fax resume to 7250751 or come by the restaurant and complete an application. Construction Workers needed, full & part time. For sub. Ketchum,

Hailey areas. General construction, labor and knowledge of safety required. Valid driver’s license and transportation required to job sites or warehouse. Drug free work place. $15 to $19/hr. DOE. Send references with contact names, numbers and resume/application info to: Email: energysmart@gmail.com or Fax: 726-1270, or CALL 726-1075

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Deliver tortillas, chips, bread, misc. from Carey to Stanley & everything in between. $69,390. Or, with trailer: $73,890; with pick-up $94,890.

Call Tracy at 208-720-1679 or 208-578-1777. Leave a message, I will call you back

This position ensures that fundraising events achieve financial goals as well as long range objectives for event sustainability, return on investment of resources and patron development. A primary focus of the position is The Center’s Annual Wine Auction. A minimum of 3 years relevant experience required. For a full description of the position and qualifications go to www.sunvalleycenter. org under “About/Employment.� To apply, send letter of interest and resume to Development Department, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, at P.O. Box 656 Sun Valley ID 83333, or via email at info@sunvalleycenter.org. Deadline for applications is 10/19/12.

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The Weekly Sun is looking for a part/time Graphic Designer/Office Assistant. Candidates must have extensive knowledge in InDesign, Photoshop, Microsoft Word and some social media. We need someone who has attention to detail and is able to pitch in where needed in a fast-paced office environment. This will include ad design, answering phones, maintaining calendar and classified ads, working with spreadsheets, calling clients to collect ad copy and more. A good sense of humor is helpful. Position available mid to late October. Wage D.O.E. Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume to Leslie Thompson at leslie@theweeklysun.com or fax Attn: Leslie to 788-4297. Jane’s Artifacts is now hiring a sales associate - part to full-time available. Must be able to work weekends. Must have retail sales experience and have good math skills. Basic knowledge of 10-key, cash register and a knowledge of art and office a plus. Must be able to learn and run equipment in copy center. Send resume to janesartifacts@cox.net or fax to 788-0849.

Choose Your Hours, Your Income and Your Rewards - I Do! Contact: Kim Coonis, Avon Independent Sales Representative. 208-720-3897 or youravon.com/kimberlycoonis

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organization, basic cooking, ironing, gardening, windows, walk the dogs, clean your car. Call Diane Basolo at 208-756-7035. Professional Window Washing, maintenance and housekeeping. Affordable rates. 720-9913. Professional deck refurbishing and refinish. Small, medium or large. Excellent rates. 720-7828 Books can change the life of another person, so if you have some that are taking up space, and would like to donate them, call Fabio at 788-3964 and we’ll pick them up for free. Ferrier Trimming Services in the Wood River Valley - 20% off for firsttime clients. 309-2835. Two guys and a truck - Furniture moving & hauling. Dump runs. No job too small. 208-720-4821. MOVING MADE EASY - The little ladies will pack’em and stack’em and the mighty men will load’em and totem. We’ll even do the dreaded move out clean. Call 721-3543 for your moving needs. JACK OF ALL TRADES - One call does it all, whether your job be big or small. Drywall, paint, small remodels, maintenance, tiling, woodwork, electrical plumbing, framing, etc. Don’t stall, give a call, 720-6676.

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Find direction and guidance with Intuitive/Psychic Tarot Readings by Joyce. Available in two locations: The Wood River Sustainability Center, Hailey and Chapter One Bookstore, Ketchum. Please call 480-577-1939 for information and to schedule an appointment. Handyman- Carpentry, painting, fall Cleanup, tree pruning, topping, and removal , I have trucks and can haul your junk away, call 280-3797. LONG-TERM HOUSE-SITTING/ PET-SITTING - Mature female with great local references. Will take good care of my charges! 721-7478 Nanny to help with your kids parttime. Can teach them yoga. 7217478 Does your Facebook page have scrolling bars? Won’t fit the frame? STOP using cheap third party apps like “LUJURE� You need a PRO to design your WEB and Facebook pages, not an amateur. Get help at: ProAPC.com Assisting the elderly live an independent life while in the comfort of the own home. Highly dependable, reliable caregiver who understands the need for a clean, healthy, safe environment, and good nutrition. Ensuring that my client makes all scheduled appointments. Call 626213-4003 Housekeeper w/20+ years of experience, seeking clients. Cleaning,

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GE Microwave like brand new! 20 3/4 x 12 1/2 x 15, White. $50. Call 720-5824 Jenn-Air Range - downdraft gas range, black, 32Ë?, convection oven. $800 OBO. 471-0241

21 lawn & garden FAll planting: Grape Hyacinthis, chives. $5.00 a clump. Iris tubers $10/sq ft. clump. Strawberries $1 each ( I have 50). Day lillies $10/5� x 5� clump (I have 5 clumps). Lady Mantles,Shasta daisy’s, phlox $2/ clump. I have 10 clumps. call 7884347. Compost: organically based, no dairy manure! Compost garden mix for new gardens. Lawn amendment, a great natural lawn fertilizer. Call for prices. Deliver avail., or come get it. Call 788-4217. Avail. weekends Top Soil: Screened, great top soil sold by the yard of truck load. Call 788-4217. Avail. weekends. The Black Bear Ranch Tree Farm now has flowers and hanging baskets to offer with their Aspen Trees! The nursery is located just over seven miles north of Ketchum.  SUMMER SALE!  Call Debbie at 208 7267267 for details.

22 art, antiques and collectibles Antique Oak 1947 Vintage table w/4 leaves, 4 chairs. $150. 208-6228115, or (c) 206-818-7453 Sawyer Viewmaster from 1950’s for sale. Comes with 3 reels featuring

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24 furniture 1 Queen log headboard, $100.00, a very beautiful log end table, $100.00, call 208-280-3797 Dining table with 12 chairs - $700; Dining table with 6 chairs - $500; Conference table 10â&#x20AC;&#x2122; - $700; Custom gold fabric love seat - $600; Lamps, upholstered chairs, queen linens, glassware, coffee table, TVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Call Penny at 309-1130 Beautiful Wood Dining Table with 4 chairs and room for 6 people. $200 FIRM call for images 720-6721. Beautiful Custom-Made Dining Table with 6 upholstered chairs. Honey-brown stain on rough-hewn wood. 65â&#x20AC;? long by 48â&#x20AC;? wide. One 24â&#x20AC;? extension creates 89â&#x20AC;? table. $4200 New. Asking $1800. 928-6561 (Ketchum) Victorian sofa, good shape $500. Victorian sofa, needs work $200. 20 gal fish tank with accessories, 30 gal fish tank with accessories. Assorted vases. Speakers, heavy and in good shape. Other misc. household items. Please call 450-9729 for more information. Pottery Barn Desk. Black with one storage drawer and space for computer components. 52â&#x20AC;?long X 23â&#x20AC;?wide X 29â&#x20AC;?high. Like-new condition. $75, 928-6561 (Ketchum) Round Oak Dining Table and Chairs: Solid Oak, Leaf is inside table for easy expansion. 4 chairs. Solid and well made table with normal family wear. $250 Can send pics 7888989 Artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Drafting Table. 42 x 30 all steel frame, white top, adjustable height & slant $150, includes adjustable steel swivel chair with fabric seat & back and 5 casters. Bruce, 788-2927 Dining Room Table w/4 chairs and long bench. Hardwood w/med. stain. Can seat 10 people comfort-

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